NORTH SOUND, Antigua (AP) — The West Indies won its first test cricket series against England in 10 years after steamrolling the second test in three days on Saturday.
England was routed for 132 in its second innings and the West Indies knocked off the 14 runs needed for a 10-wicket victory on a dramatic day at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
The test series was clinched 2-0 with a match to spare.
The West Indies completed its first innings only in the morning, Darren Bravo the last man out after facing 215 balls for 50. But he helped his side to a 119-run lead on a dodgy pitch.
England, after making 187 in its first innings, needed to show some grit. But the English attacked instead of digging in and were routed for 132, leaving the West Indies needing 14 runs for the victory.
England was OK until opener Rory Burns was out to Holder for 16 on 35-1. Then the wickets came regularly, four of them bowled, and two to lbw, as fast bowlers Holder (4-43) and Roach (4-52) held their lines and lengths. Roach was named an of the match for his eight wickets in total.
Jos Buttler top-scored with 24.
“I thought as a bowling group we’ve performed well but the batting hasn’t been up to it,” Root said.
The third and final test starts next Saturday in Saint Lucia.
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