West Indies crush England in 3rd Test to win series


West Indies crushed England by 10 wickets in the third and final Test of cricket on Sunday to win the series 1-0. The hosts needed just 4.5 overs on Day 4 to hit the winning goal in Granada. The West Indies finished 28-0 in the second leg after previously edging out England for 120.

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite was 20 not out and John Campbell unbeaten on 6. When England took over 103-8 they were already on the verge of defeat with a lead of just 10 points with just two wickets in hand in their second run. The visitors lasted another 11 overs in the opening session with Kemar Roach (2-10 from 9.2 overs) taking both England wickets _ Chris Woakes (19) and Jack Leach (4).

No. 11 Saqib Mahmood, who hit a defiant 49 in the first set, was not out 3. West Indies mid-pace Kyle Mayers started the day with an incredible 5-9 from 13 overs, a first five for, but went for five in his first over on Sunday and finished with 5-18 from 17 overs. The versatile batsman was unwanted for the first two Tests _ both draws _ and he replaced spinner Veerasammy Permaul in a bid to strengthen the stick.


The result means England’s failure to win a Caribbean Test series in 18 years continues. He’s likely to expand the debate over Joe Root’s suitability as a captain, despite his superb batting form with two centuries in the series.

West Indies have won their first home Test series since 2019. It was on England’s last visit. West Indies had a daunting 93-point lead in the first set after beating England. England scored 204 and 120, and the West Indies 297 and 28-0.


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