The West Indies were humiliated by an innings and 209 runs by host England inside three days in the first test of their three match series, a day/night encounter at Edgbaston. The Caribbean men lost 19 wickets in one day for the first time in their history while eight batsmen were dismissed twice in a day.
Resuming on 44-1 in their first innings, trailing the English by 470 runs, the touring West Indians lost wickets at regular intervals to be bundled out for a mere 168.
Only Jamaican Jermaine Blackwood with 79 not out, showed any resistance against James Anderson 3-34 and Toby Roland Jones 2-31.
With a healthy lead of 346 runs, the English enforced the follow-on but the Caribbean batsmen feared worse as they only spent 45.4 overs at the crease to be bundled out for a paltry 137.
Stuart Broad 3-34, ripped through the middle order to surpass Sir Ian Botham as the second most successful English bowler of all time while Anderson 2-12, Roland Jones 2-18 and Moeen Ali 2-54, all helped with the capitulation. Kraigg Brathwaite 40 and Roston Chase 24, made most runs as England went 1-0 up in the three-test series. The second test takes place on Friday at Headingley.