Third Test a draw after rain dominates
England failed to secure a series whitewash against the West Indies at Edgbaston, after day five was washed out to ensure a dull draw ended an interesting match.
England failed to secure a series whitewash against the West Indies at Edgbaston, after day five was washed out to ensure a dull draw ended an oddly interesting match.
While only two days of the five saw actual play, it would be remembered for a number of reasons, including Man of the Match Tino Best's record-breaking performance with the bat on day four.
His 95, a high score for a number 11 batsman in Tests, and Denesh Ramdin's 107 not out, saw the Windies post 426 all out in their only innings, which began on day three and ended at lunch on day four.
England's reply saw them lose quick wickets, ending the day on 221 for five, with two scalps to Best. Only Kevin Pietersen (78) and Ian Bell (76 not out) shone for the home side, and Bell was denied a century by the weather on the final day.
Best, speaking of his award, said: "The joy of getting 95 is joyful and humbling. You have to enjoy the moment. I'm grateful and honoured. I still feel quick and strong and felt good yesterday."
The teams will now move on to the ODI series, which will feature a returning Chris Gayle, and begins on 16 June in Southampton.
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