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.
Hales lost his place in last year’s World Cup-winning squad after news of a second failed test for recreational drugs.
The Warwickshire all-rounder is one on 18 bowlers to be selected for personalised practice.
The West Indies are due to arrive on these shores first this summer.
Broad took part in an individual training session at Trent Bridge.
Clare Connor suggested England are considering hosting a Women’s Tri-Series also involving India and South Africa.
The designated bowlers, whose identitites have not been confirmed, will have their temperatures checked.
The ECB had planned to introduce 40 professional contracts this summer across eight regional hubs.
County are waiting on a decision.
The Somerset bowler last month opened up about his mental health struggles and he discussed the topic further with Marcus Trescothick on Zoom.