England win the series 2-1 against West Indies. (Source: Twitter)

England came back strong against West Indeis in the series despite the odds and rain playing the spoilsport in Manchester. The visitors were on Tuesday bundled out for 129 run in the second innings as England won the match and the series by 269 runs.

Chasing 399, West Indies had a dismal start as they were reduced to 10/2 on the third day of the match. The fourth day was washed away by the rain while Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope showed some resistance in the morning of the fifth day before Stuart Broad tarpped Brathwaite in front of the stumps to claim his 500th Test wicket.

West Indies never came back in the match from then on and lost wickets at regular intervals. Hope top-scored in the innings with 31 while Jermaine Blackwood scored 23. Chris Woakes scalped a fifer for England while Broad picked four wickets in the innings.

Earlier, England rode on Ollie Pope’s 91 and half-centuries from Jos Buttler and Rory Burns to put 369 runs at the board. West Indies in reply were bowled out for 197 handing England a massive first innings lead. Broad returned with figures of 6/31 in the first innings.

England then scored 226/2 (D) in the second innings, thanks to Burns’ 91 and half-centuries from Sibley and captain Joe Root.

England will now play Ireland in a three-match ODI series and will then face Pakistan in a three-match T20I and three-match Tests series respectively.


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