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.
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.
Is MS Dhoni a great finisher or just someone who’s there at the finish?
This month’s ball of the century comes, inevitably, from the IP of L.
No Mohammad Amir in Pakistan’s first-draft squad…
Sri Lanka have gone full England with their World Cup squad.
Hashim Amla back for the World Cup despite recent ODI struggles.
England have played their Jofra Archer card just right.
England leave out Jofra Archer. Temporarily. Maybe.
No Rishabh Pant in India’s World Cup squad makes us sad.