England defeated West Indies by 269 runs in the third Test to win the three-match series 1-2.
In the third Test of the series at Old Trafford, Manchester, the visiting West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
England were bowled out for 369 in the first innings thanks to brilliant batting by Pope, Butler and Stuart Broad.
Pope scored 91, Butler 67, Broad 62 and Burns 57 for the English team. For the visitors, Roach took 4 wickets, Gabriel and Chase took 2 wickets each.
West Indies’ first innings in reply to England was a disappointing start and they suffered a loss early on.
The entire West Indies team was bowled out for 197, giving the hosts a 172-run lead in the first innings.
Only captain Jason Holder was able to put up a significant performance for the visitors and he was dismissed for 46 runs while England bowler Stuart Broad took six wickets.
After taking a big lead over the visitors, Rory Burns and Dom Sibley started the second innings for England and batted brilliantly.
England declared the second innings at 226 for two and gave the hosts a mountain-like target of 399 to win.
Burns stood out with 90 and Sabley with 56, while Joe Root remained unbeaten on 68.
The West Indies struggled from the start in pursuit of a mountain-like target and half the team returned to the pavilion for 79 runs.
Apart from Hope, none of the West Indies players performed well and the entire team was bowled out for 129 runs.
England beat hosts West Indies by 269 runs in the third Test to win the series 1-2.
In the second innings for the English team, Broad bowled brilliantly and led 4 players to the pavilion while he was declared man of the match for scoring a half-century in Tests and taking a total of 10 wickets.
It may be recalled that in the first Test of the three-Test series, West Indies had defeated England by 4 wickets while in the second Test, England had avenged the defeat in the first Test by defeating England by 113 runs.
Stuart Broad became the seventh player to take 500 wickets in Test cricket.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad became the seventh bowler in the world to take 500 wickets in Test cricket.
The English bowler did so in the third and final Test of the recent series against the West Indies.
Stuart Broad joined the 500 club with the wicket of Craig Brett Weight and became the second England bowler to do so.
Earlier, England’s James Anderson has also joined the Five Hundred Club.
Sri Lankan spinner Murali Dharan still holds the record for most wickets in Test cricket.
Murali Dharan has taken 800 wickets in Test cricket, but is followed by Australian spinner Shane Warren with 708 wickets.
Indian spinner Anil Kumble is third with 619 wickets, James Anderson is fourth with 589 wickets, Australia’s Glenn McGrath is fifth with 563 wickets and West Indies’ Courtney Walsh is sixth with 519 wickets.
It should be noted that 19 years ago today, the legendary West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh became the first bowler to take 500 wickets.
Darren Sammy seeks Rs 4 billion from English Cricket Board for West Indies team.
London (Daily Pakistan Online) The West Indies team has benefited the English Cricket Board by billions of rupees. Darren Sammy has demanded more than four billion rupees from the West Indies team for their efforts.
The cricket series between the West Indies has benefited the English Cricket Board to the tune of Rs 60.33 billion.
But Darren Sammy said that if the efforts of the West Indies are not ignored, the English Cricket Board should give Rs 4.30 billion to the West Indies team.