Windies lose test series to England

Voice of West Indies captain Jason Holder

The West Indies suffered a 9 wicket loss to England in the third and deciding test at Lord's on day 3, with James Anderson the architect for the home team with the ball. Resuming on 93- 3, the Windies were dismissed for 177 with Shai Hope top scoring with 62, having resumed on 35. Roston Chase who was with Hope at stumps ON Friday, failed to add to his overnight 3.

Captain Jason Holder 23 and Shane Dowrich 14, were the only Windies batsmen to have gotten into double figures on Saturday. Jamaican Jermaine Blackwood was removed for 5, Devendra Bishoo a duck, Kemar Roach 3 and Shannon Gabriel a duck.

Anderson, who is the newest member of the 500 wicket club, secured his best figures in a singles innings of test cricket, taking 7-42 to wreck the Windies batting. Stuart Broad took 2-35 and Toby Roland Jones 1-31.

The Windies only got one England wicket, that of Allistair Cook for 17 as Tom Westley 44 and Mark Stoneman 40, then took the English home at 107-1. Scores in the match: West Indies 123 and 177; England 194 and 107-1.

Windies captain Jason Holder says he was impressed with his team's play in the series. “I think we’ve got a lot to be proud of. The credit bust go to the bowlers because we asked them for another big effort after Headingly. Shai (Hope) was outstanding in this series and Kraigg’s (Brathwaite) contribution as well. Unfortunately, we didn’t get more batsmen to carry on.

Meanwhile England’s captain Joe Root was happy his team could secure a 2-1 series win ahead of the ashes against rivals Australia later this year. 

Both teams now turn their attention to the limited overs series which starts with the only T20 international on September 16 followed by a 5-match ODI series starting on September 19.



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