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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

England won the 3 match series against West Indies: Match Summary

England won the three match series against West Indies, by winning the last Test match by 269 runs at Old Trafford. Though, England lost the first Test by 113 runs in Southampton, they made a come-back & won the next two Tests and captured the series.

Joe Root with the Trophy, after winning the Eng vs WI Test series 2020
Joe Root with the Trophy, after winning the Eng vs WI Test series 2020

The third and final Test between England and the West Indies began in Manchester on 24th. England scored 369 and West Indies 197 in the first innings respectively. England then declared the second innings for 226 for 2 & setting a target of 399 for victory.

Then the West Indies started the second innings towards the big target and were bowled out for 10/2 at the end of the 3rd day. The 4th day match was abandoned without a single ball being interrupted by the rain.

At this crucial stage, the 5th & final day took place yesterday. The West Indies, who continued to play, were bowled out for 129 in 37.1 overs, unable to cope with England's crack attack. The rain distracted West Indies batsmen by stopping the play for 3 times. Shai Hope top scored with 31 and Jermaine Blackwood scored 23. 

For England, Fast bowler Chris Woakes took a 5-wicket haul & Stuart Broad took 4 wickets. Broad already took 6 wickets in the first innings, with the 4 more wicket in the second innings, he claimed the 10-wicket haul in this Test match against West Indies.

Finally at the day 5, England won the match by 269 runs & also took over the series as 2-1 from West Indies, after losing the first Test at Southampton. Stuart Broad won the Man of the Match award for taking 10 wickets on two innings with a fifty. Stuart Broad and West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase were named man of the series.

England bowlers have taken a total of 50 wickets in the series. This is the first time since 1912 that England fast bowlers have taken 50 wickets in a three-match Test series.

England earned 40 points in the World Test Championship, by defeating West Indies as 2-1 in the Test series. The England Cricket Board have successfully completed the most Bio-secure series without cricket fans in a Bio-bubble in the midst of outbreak of coronavirus. It has caught the attention of other country's cricket boards.

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