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England overcome West Indies, rain-threat to reclaim Wisden Trophy in Manchester

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Up to date: July 28, 2020 7:37:31 pm


England’s Stuart Broad celebrates with teammates the dismissal of West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite throughout the fifth day of the third cricket Take a look at at Previous Trafford in Manchester. (AP Photograph)

England beat West Indies by 269 runs on the fifth and last day to reclaim the Wisden Trophy by a margin of 2-1 in Manchester on Tuesday. That is the primary time since 1888 that England have come again from being 1-Zero down in a house three-match Take a look at sequence and turned it round to win. Earlier, after rain washed out play on Monday, the third take a look at resumed on time with the hosts refreshed and in a predatory temper to regain the sequence.

West Indies have been already two wickets down for 10 runs and wanted to bat with resilience by way of the day to pressure a series-saving draw. However after one transient interruption for a passing bathe, Broad reached 500 wickets in fashion inside the first hour when he trapped opener Kraigg Brathwaite plumb in entrance, struck low on the again leg on 19. The wicket was additionally Broad’s third of the innings and ninth of the match.

By a wierd coincidence, Brathwaite was additionally the 500th wicket in 2017 for James Anderson, the one Englishman forward of Broad on the wickets listing. Anderson bowled higher than Broad within the morning session with out reward.

The rain gods gave the impression to be on the aspect of the West Indies as play was repeatedly interrupted by showers. However the final 4 wickets fell shortly because the guests put a hapless show of batting.

With Ben Stokes retreating to a back-seat position, Stuart Broad stuffed in as England’s all-action allrounder to maneuver the workforce within reach of a take a look at sequence victory over the West Indies.

Broad smashed a counterattacking 62 in a return to kind with the bat, then performed a lead position as a part of England’s harmful tempo quartet to go away the West Indies on the ropes after day two.

In reply to England’s first innings of 369, the vacationers averted the follow-on however might solely muster 197.

Rory Burns (90), Dom Sibley (56) and skipper Joe Root slammed a 56-ball 68 to take the sport away from Windies as England declared on 226/2, setting a goal of 399.

Chasing down the goal was by no means an choice and all of the guests needed to do was survive 98 overs on the ultimate day. However a lacklustre efficiency and a harmful spell by Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad sealed the destiny in favour of England.

This sequence noticed two good tempo bowling groups carry out to a really related degree. In the end England’s batsmen coped with the problem higher and that’s in all probability why they gained the sequence.

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