England complete big win over West Indies


England claimed a consolation 232-run victory over West Indies despite Roston Chase’s unbeaten 102 on the fourth day of the final Test in St Lucia.

West Indies, set 485 for victory, were dismissed for 252, with James Anderson taking 3-27 and Moeen Ali 3-99. The hosts were reduced to 10-3 and 110-6 but Chase batted for more than four hours to frustrate the tourists, before last man Keemo Paul was dismissed.

James Anderson was England’s star performer on day four

Earlier, England declared on 361-5 after Joe Root was out for 122. It was a disappointing end to the series for West Indies, who had an unassailable 2-0 lead going into the match and had dominated England’s batsmen.

Chase was the only batsman who withstood England’s pressure, scoring his century from 191 balls with 12 fours and one six. There were positives in this match for England – off-spinner Moeen bowled tidily and captain Root found form with the bat – but ultimately, it came too late for the series.

Their fielding was disappointing on the fourth day, with three catches dropped, and the questions over their batting line-up remain.(BBC)


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