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.
India moved to the brink of a 3-0 series whitewash as South Africa’s batting woes continued on the third day of the final Test in Ranchi.
It all went to plan for the Northern Supercharges according to their main man…
Chris Gayle, Shakib Al Hasan, Babar Azam and 13 more absentees…
Shane Warne, head coach of London Spirit, suggested Gayle and Malinga ‘priced themselves wrong’ as they went unselected in The Hundred draft
Another absolute spanking. India are pretty good.
The Hundred Draft was not that bad actually.
No Hundred gigs for some big-name players.
Warwickshire legend set for England gig.