• England clinch series win

    England wrapped up the series on Tuesday with their bowlers taking the West Indies apart on the final day of the third Test for a comprehensive 269-run victory at Old Trafford.

    Chasing 399 runs for victory and with a lot of rain around in Manchester, the visitors were in survival mode to see out the final day of the series but excellent bowling by the English attack had them dismissed for only 129.

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    Stuart Broad, who has been a thorn in the flesh of the West Indies batsmen all series, became only the seventh bowler to ever reach 500 Test wickets when he removed Kraigg Brathwaite.

    But it Chris Woakes was the destroyer-in-chief on the day, bagging five wickets thanks to a consistent straight line and length that trapped three West Indies batsmen in front.

    After losing the first Test of the series in Southampton, England showed great grit and determination to turn the momentum in their favour since arriving in Manchester for the second Test.

    The West Indies, on the other hand, will be disappointed in their approach with both bat and ball, crumbling hard in the final two encounters.



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    Andre Huisamen