England crush Windies in second Test

England won the second and final Test against the West Indies by an innings and 83 runs on Monday’s final day.

Victory gave England the series 2-0 after their 10-wicket first Test win at Lord’s and saw them regain the Wisden Trophy they’d lost in the Caribbean earlier this year.

West Indies, following on, resumed Monday on 115-3 but lost five wickets for 52 runs before lunch, with seamer Tim Bresnan striking twice to take his first wickets in Test cricket.

James Anderson, who’d taken 5-87 in the West Indies’ first innings, added three more to leave the tourists on 167 -8 at the interval.

And three overs after the break England had wrapped up the match, with a further wicket apiece for Anderson and Bresnan.

Anderson finished with innings figures of four wickets for 38 runs, for a match haul of 9-125 while Bresnan took 3-45.

England had been in charge from the start, with opener Alastair Cook’s Test-best 160 the cornerstone of their total of 569-6 declared.—AFP


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