Moores: We must learn to be ruthless


England head coach Peter Moores was frustrated by his side's inability to win the third Test against the West Indies, instead going on to lose it inside three days, saying they needed to be more 'ruthless'.

The match was not a high-scoring one, with 18 wickets falling on day two alone. The Windies had England on 39 for five at one stage, after the host were bowled out for 189 themselves.

In the end, the Windies needed 192 to win, a tough ask in those conditions, and did so with five wickets and two days to spare. This negated the ton Alastair Cook made, his first in two years, as well as James Anderson's six-fer.

As a result, the series was drawn as the first match was a stalemate and the second was won by England in convincing fashion. The first game was drawn thanks to a marathon Jason Holder knock late into day five.

When asked if he thought the ECB needed to review the series, Moores told Sky Sports: "I don't because I think if anybody's come to watch and they've watched on television, they've seen a mix of some senior players and also some young players play some excellent cricket.

"They've made some mistakes and in this game it's cost us a Test match and we've ended up drawing the series.

"We very nearly won the first Test and credit to the West Indies – I thought they fought hard all the way through and from that point of view you give them their credit by getting a win at the end to draw the series.

"We're frustrated because we felt we dominated the first two games, it's a great opportunity to come here and win a Test match. We've got to learn some tough lessons.

"We've had chances to really put the opposition under extreme pressure. We haven't always taken those options all the way through so there's a ruthlessness we need to develop a a team."