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.
In what was a fascinating and enthralling...
Olly Stone has been ruled out of the rest of the season with a partial lower back stress fracture.
It’ll take a superb spell of bowling or a shambolic batting collapse for either side to win from here.
Day three was great... while it lasted....
“I need more time to think, that’s the honest answer. It’s a big decision, it’s a big commitment.”
The cricketing world raised £382,462 towards the Ruth Strauss Foundation.
An awful lot of England players average 30-odd recently.
Jofra Archer getting his England Test cap was a lovely thing.