England beats Windies by 232 runs and escaped from Whitewash on the third test on three-match series. Picking 5 wickets in the first inning and 6 wickets on the test English pacer Mark Wood got swiped the man of the match.
England reached in 361 runs from and Windies got a huge target of 484 runs. As Captain Joe Root got out to Shanon Gabriel, scoring 122 runs and declared for 361 runs. Though an argument can come about the issue of waiting for two runs. As Ben Stokes left for 48 runs and was 2 run away from his 18th test fifty.
As Windies got a huge target of 484 runs. Windies lost their opener John Campbell with a golden duck. Then another opener and the Captain Kraigg Brathwaite got out by the score 10 runs. Darren Bravo also made another duck as well. After the wicket of Shai Hope at 31 runs on the scoreboard, Windies was under pressure.
Then Roston Chase made 45 runs with Shimron Hetmyer, before scoring 19 runs, Shimron Hetmyer trapped in running out. Then wicketkeeper Shane Derrick and Kemar Roach also tried to steer the team but failed. As Alzarri Joseph scored 34 runs that only reduced the difference.
But the one man army, Roston Chase picked his 5th test century. This right-handed batsman scored an unbeatable inning of 102 runs and tries to steer the team. But failed in the lack of enough partnership.
Both James Anderson and Moeen Ali picked three wickets and lead the wicket-taking festival. Ben Stokes got a couple of wickets and companied them well. The rest was for Mark Wood, who made his man of the match title picking 5 wickets in the first inning.
Man of the match
Mark Wood, “I was full of confidence after playing for England Lions. I wasn’t thinking about the speed gun. I watched Gabriel pretty much whole series thunder bolting them down so I thought I could get some back on them. It was a bit flat in the second innings. I am not thinking as far ahead as the Ashes.”
Man of the series
Kemar Roach, “It was a pretty good series for me. All the hard work that I put in paid off. I was getting tired, but the rhythm was fine in the entire series. I am very proud of the guys. We would like to keep working hard and move forward. I am looking forward to the cricket coming up. We can be much better in batting. In the nets, guys are working really hard.”
Finally, England beats Windies by 232 runs and escaped from Whitewash. Hope England will continue the combination on the ODI series too. The first one will come to light on the 20th of February in Barbados.