West Indies beat England by 10 wickets to seal the series 1-0

West Indies crushed England by 10 wickets in the third and final Test of cricket on Sunday to win the series 1-0.

The hosts needed just 4.5 overs on Day 4 for their batters to hit the winning goal in Granada. The West Indies finished 28-0 in the second leg after previously edging out England for 120.

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite was 20 not out and John Campbell unbeaten on 6.

When England took over 103-8, they were already on the brink of defeat with a lead of just 10 runs with just two wickets in hand in their second innings. The visitors lasted another 11 overs in the opening session with Kemar Roach (2-10 from 9.2 overs) taking both England wickets – Chris Woakes (19) and Jack Leach (4).

It took nearly 45 minutes for West Indies to break England’s ninth wicket partnership, with a stunning reaction from Jason Holder doing the job. Woakes centered Roach’s first ball as it went down the side of the leg and Holder threw up a hand and snatched the ball in the air at the leg gully.

No. 11 Saqib Mahmood, who hit a challenging 49 in the first inning, was not out 3.

West Indies average pace Kyle Mayers started the day with an incredible 5-9 from 13 overs, a first five for, but went for five in his first over on Sunday and finished with 5-18 from 17 overs. The versatile hitter was unwanted for the first two Tests – both draws – and he replaced spinner Veerasammy Permaul in a bid to strengthen the stick.

The result means England’s failure to win a Caribbean Test series in 18 years continues. He’s likely to expand the debate over Joe Root’s suitability as a captain, despite his superb batting form with two centuries in the series.

After England’s latest defeat and a 4-0 humiliation by the Ashes in Australia, Root has indicated he still wants to remain captain.

“I think I was very clear at the start of this game and throughout this tour I’m very passionate about trying to take this team forward,” Root told BT Sport. “I’ll control what I can. I don’t think it’s always in your hands. I feel like the group is very behind me, we’re doing a lot of very good things and we just have to turn that into results now. .

West Indies picked up their first home Test series victory since 2019. It was on England’s last visit.

West Indies had an intimidating 93-point lead in the first set after beating England.

England scored 204 and 120, and the West Indies 297 and 28-0.

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