West Indies v England day four: All you need to know

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Moeen Ali out Roston Chase day four West Indies England

The score: West Indies 289 & 415/6d beat England 77 & 246 (Burns 84, Stokes 34; Chase 8/60) by 381 runs

Yep. Roston Chase took 8/60. Everything else is a footnote. 

Dave Tickner’s verdict here. Full report there. And all you need to know from days one, two and three.

Genuinely. 8/60. Roston Chase.

The second best figures ever for West Indies in a Test against England.

The sixth best figures ever for West Indies against anyone.

Better than Shane Warne’s best against England (8/71).

Better than James Anderson’s career-best (7/42).

England’s supposed batting depth utterly exposed. The last six wickets fell for 31 in 12 overs, all of them to a part-time off-spinner.

Rory Burns’ career-best 84 was his second Test half-century, and represents the one small bright spot for England from the last three days.

Moeen Ali bagged the first pair of his Test career with a shot every bit as sh*tbone awful as his first-innings dismissal. Possibly worse.

Shannon Gabriel only got one wicket for a thrilling post-lunch spell where he tore into Joe Root (gloved to slip but off a no-ball) and Jonny Bairstow (gloved to keeper, not a no-ball).

Shai Hope stood in behind the sticks for Shane Dowrich, who had a dodgy back after all that batting yesterday. Hope was immaculate, finishing the game with a smart legside stumping.

West Indies’ third-biggest victory ever by runs, and biggest since 1980.

England’s joint-seventh heaviest defeat by runs, second heaviest ever inflicted by Not Australia.


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