Match Over - England won by innings and 209 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: England, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 17 Aug 2017, 15:00 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: AN Cook

Umpires

  • Umpire1: M Erasmus
  • Umpire2: S Ravi
  • Third Umpire: CB Gaffaney

514/8

 

Overs: 135.5 / 0.0

England

168/10

 

Overs: 47.0 / 0.0

West Indies

England win by an innings and 209 runs, that's crushing in any language. Not quite West Indies' worst, though. Job done for England and in very fine style, set up by the double hundred from Alastair Cook and century for Joe Root. Then the bowlers basically had to put the ball in roughly the right area and it was enough to blow West Indies away twice - 19 wickets fell today, the first time West Indies have lost that many in a day. First time England have won three Tests in a row since the India series in 2014. Can West Indies stop it becoming five in a row? I will bring you the presentations shortly.

Jason Holder "It's very disappointing, we were totally outplayed and didn't show any fight. We've just got to believe, we need to use the days off wisely. It's not impossible, we can't drop our heads. The series isn't lost. I felt we were in the game in the first session but Cook and Root put on a great partnership. I was pleased for Jermaine, the way he played was positive and we want to encourage him to keep doing it. Hopefully Shannon can be ready for the next Test."

Joe Root "A very remarkable day, very pleasing. We talk about being ruthless. We held a really good length and made them play a lot. I'm sure there's plenty more in the tank for Stuart, it's a day he'll remember for a long time. He has those spells in him that can turn a game. He's very skillful. As a whole squad we are always looking to improve and it's great to see the senior guys doing that. It's been a great week, exciting and a bit different and we'll see where [day-night Tests] go in the future."

The Man of the Match goes to Alastair Cook "It's nice to turn up to a ground where your highest score is. It's all about opportunity, that South Africa series I can remember four pitches doing so much. This was a good toss to win and no matter what colour of the ball when the sun out this is a good place to bat. I went into the SA series on the back of good runs, but it didn't quite happen. You do doubt yourself but experience keeps you grounded. I felt I was moving pretty well so it's nice to cash in here. I've really enjoyed the summer so far."

Stuart Broad on passing Ian Botham. "It's very special, he's a hero of mine and gave me my Test cap. Very special to be stood by him now. They add up pretty quickly, there have been some great memories. But you remember the matches you win, not the wickets you take. It's a very special day today with the family, but it's the series wins you remember."

That just about wraps things up for this match. We'll be back on Friday for the second Test at Headingley but for now, from Andrew and Alan, it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

45.4TS Roland-Jones to AS Joseph, OUT, No run, edged to slip, and that's the win to England. In the channel outside off, excellent line, the outside edge carries low to Stokes who grabs it down to his right.

Shane: "This kind of spineless display from Windies can't bring anyone any joy, even the most die-hard England supporter. I can't help but feel a tinge of sadness when I listen to Michael Holding commentating and thinking of how the Windies used to be."

45.3TS Roland-Jones to AS Joseph, No run, a waft outside off stump, a couple of the slips though there was an edge.
45.2TS Roland-Jones to AS Joseph, No run, edged, but doesn't quite reach Anderson at fourth slip...was a full ball which he drove at, slicing across the ball.
45.1TS Roland-Jones to AS Joseph, No run, length ball outside off, defended to cover.
End of over 45.  A maiden over! 137/9 after 270 balls.
ML Cummins 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) JM Anderson 7-2-12-2
AS Joseph 8 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44.  A maiden over! 137/8 after 264 balls.
AS Joseph 8 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) TS Roland-Jones 6-3-18-1
KAJ Roach 12 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Out comes the drinks trolley, West Indies have actually done okay to get this far... It's been a rollicking day for England, so here's Gnasher to finish it off. Cheerio!

End of over 43. 1 runs this over. 137/8 after 258 balls.
KAJ Roach 12 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) JM Anderson 6-1-12-1
AS Joseph 8 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 42. 4 runs this over. 136/8 after 252 balls.
KAJ Roach 12 (24b 2x4 0x6 ) TS Roland-Jones 5-2-18-1
AS Joseph 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Ambrose and Walsh retiring was the beginning of the end for the WI," ponders Phil Evans. "Good to see for England that, when Anderoad retire, it looks like the next generation (Woakes, Toblerone and Wood; not Picard, Riker and Data) will be ready to step up to the plate. Or better, the popping crease."

"Come on Rngkznd!" warbles Duncan, "2 wickets in 14 runs, you can do eeeeet!"

End of over 41. 6 runs this over. 132/8 after 246 balls.
AS Joseph 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 13-2-54-2
KAJ Roach 8 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 4 runs this over. 126/8 after 240 balls.
KAJ Roach 7 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) SCJ Broad 10-4-34-3
AS Joseph 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Baz, England were never this bad," says Bala. "The depths that the West Indies are plumbing from the heights they had reached two decades ago is like watching a train wreck unfolding in slow motion."

"Come on, Rngkznd!" yells Barney. It's the chant of a damaged generation

End of over 39. 7 runs this over. 122/8 after 234 balls.
AS Joseph 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 12-2-48-2
KAJ Roach 7 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Duncan: "I feel your pain Peter... I feel your pain. (I also suffered through all Rng vs WI series in the 80's so *&%$ yeah!)" This is becoming like a therapy session

Here's Baz: "I wonder if the Aussies felt bad for England when we were losing Tests in three days like this back in the 90s. I suspect not..."

End of over 38.  A maiden over! 115/8 after 228 balls.
AS Joseph 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) SCJ Broad 9-3-34-3
KAJ Roach 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"How lucky are we all to say we've watched England's two best bowlers bowling in tandem for years? And how much will we miss them when they go..." Savour them while they last, Richard

England two away now... Fours slips await the arrival of Alzarri Joseph

End of over 37. 7 runs this over. 115/7 after 222 balls.
KAJ Roach 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 11-2-42-2
SO Dowrich 5 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Jez: "Here's a toughie - what's the most unlikely Test match "save" in history? I nominate this one" Ah. Danny Morrison's match

End of over 36. 4 runs this over. 108/7 after 216 balls.
KAJ Roach 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) SCJ Broad 8-2-34-2
SO Dowrich 2 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"West Indies are some 40 runs away from avoiding follow-on in 3rd innings...!!!" Yes, Azweer. It's been that bad

End of over 35.  A maiden over! 104/7 after 210 balls.
SO Dowrich 1 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 10-2-39-2
KAJ Roach 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"The question is: can WI avoid the follow on?.... oh... wait," gurgles Duncan

End of over 34.  A maiden over! 104/7 after 204 balls.
KAJ Roach 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) SCJ Broad 7-2-30-2
SO Dowrich 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 2 runs this over. 104/5 after 198 balls.
SO Dowrich 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 9-1-39-2
RL Chase 24 (43b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Andy: "Me again - I've answered my own question. Short answer is yes, and in fact it's been done on a number of occasions by a single batsman. One example here (PAKvAUS, 2nd Test, 2002):"

End of over 32.  A maiden over! 102/5 after 192 balls.
RL Chase 23 (42b 4x4 0x6 ) SCJ Broad 6-1-30-0
SO Dowrich 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"@Andy To answer your question. One Test was." That's a superb shout, SamRoy roy

End of over 31. 3 runs this over. 102/5 after 186 balls.
J Blackwood 12 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 8-1-37-2
RL Chase 23 (36b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 8 runs this over. 99/4 after 180 balls.
J Blackwood 11 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) SCJ Broad 5-0-30-0
RL Chase 21 (34b 4x4 0x6 ) more

"Hello there. Apologies if this has been asked before, but have a defeated Test side ever scored fewer runs than the two highest scorers (combined) of the winning side?" Slightly obscure, that one, Andy... I guess West Indies need another 150 or so to make sure that doesn't happen here?

End of over 29. 5 runs this over. 91/4 after 174 balls.
RL Chase 21 (34b 4x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 7-1-34-1
J Blackwood 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 5 runs this over. 86/4 after 168 balls.
RL Chase 17 (29b 3x4 0x6 ) SCJ Broad 4-0-22-0
J Blackwood 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 5 runs this over. 81/4 after 162 balls.
RL Chase 13 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 6-1-29-1
J Blackwood 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

That's tea and the perfect end to the session for England. This match is heading for a three day finish unless West Indies fight some fight under the floodlights. Still 38 overs to go in the day, and there's the prospect of an extra half hour to wrap up the game tonight. Brathwaite had played well until that moment, but there has been precious little else to be impressed by. England's bowling has been good, Ben Stokes' spell especially so, but the resistance has been weak so far. Alan will be with you at 7.30pm for the resumption

End of over 26. 2 runs this over. 76/3 after 156 balls.
RL Chase 9 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 9-4-9-1
KC Brathwaite 40 (74b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 9 runs this over. 74/3 after 150 balls.
KC Brathwaite 40 (74b 7x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 5-1-24-0
RL Chase 7 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 1 runs this over. 65/3 after 144 balls.
KC Brathwaite 37 (71b 7x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 8-4-7-1
RL Chase 1 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23.  A maiden over! 64/3 after 138 balls.
KC Brathwaite 37 (69b 7x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 4-1-15-0
RL Chase 0 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Jez: "10.30pm finish, anyone? Half hour for the morning rain. Half hour for the slow over rate. Half hour requested by England to wrap up the game. What have I forgotten?" Yep, could happen

End of over 22.  A maiden over! 64/3 after 132 balls.
RL Chase 0 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 7-4-6-1
KC Brathwaite 37 (63b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 4 runs this over. 64/3 after 126 balls.
KC Brathwaite 37 (63b 7x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 3-0-15-0
RL Chase 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Joey: "How's the weather like? Light holding up well? Can the allocated 40+ overs be played out?" No light issues in a day-night Test!

End of over 20.  A maiden over! 60/3 after 120 balls.
RL Chase 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 6-3-6-1
KC Brathwaite 33 (57b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Dave R: "Has there ever been an instance of a pair of brothers both out twice in the same day of a Test before?"

End of over 19. 10 runs this over. 60/2 after 114 balls.
KC Brathwaite 33 (57b 6x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 2-0-11-0
SD Hope 4 (29b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18.  A maiden over! 50/2 after 108 balls.
SD Hope 3 (28b 0x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 5-2-6-0
KC Brathwaite 24 (52b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 1 runs this over. 50/2 after 102 balls.
KC Brathwaite 24 (52b 4x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 1-0-1-0
SD Hope 3 (22b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16.  A maiden over! 49/2 after 96 balls.
KC Brathwaite 24 (48b 4x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 4-1-6-0
SD Hope 2 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15.  A maiden over! 49/2 after 90 balls.
SD Hope 2 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) TS Roland-Jones 4-2-14-1
KC Brathwaite 24 (42b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Ashok Sridharan: "This is the third time this month that the follow-on has been enforced. To think most of us reckoned it was a thing of the past just a few days ago!"

Jason: "Blackwood should bat at 3 as his counterattacking approach would give the opposition something to think about "

End of over 14. 3 runs this over. 49/2 after 84 balls.
KC Brathwaite 24 (42b 4x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 3-0-6-0
SD Hope 2 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Perhaps just a sense of the game going into a little holding phase as England wait for the twilight period

End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 46/2 after 78 balls.
KC Brathwaite 23 (40b 4x4 0x6 ) TS Roland-Jones 3-1-14-1
SD Hope 0 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Anindo: "This Test match has been a repeat of the incredibly lopsided India-Sri Lanka Test series. I am sure a SL-WI series will be very competitive at the moment." The players will take a drink

End of over 12. 1 runs this over. 42/2 after 72 balls.
SD Hope 0 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 2-0-3-0
KC Brathwaite 19 (34b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11.  A maiden over! 41/2 after 66 balls.
SD Hope 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) TS Roland-Jones 2-1-10-1
KC Brathwaite 18 (33b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Dion: "Just bring back Darren Bravo. Out with all the politicking. This is going to make WI lose test status." Losing Test status isn't that simple...or getting it, for that matter!

Change of ends for TRJ

End of over 10. 2 runs this over. 41/1 after 60 balls.
KC Brathwaite 18 (33b 3x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 1-0-2-0
KA Hope 12 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 1 runs this over. 39/1 after 54 balls.
KA Hope 12 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) JM Anderson 5-1-11-1
KC Brathwaite 16 (27b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Right, that's me done for now... Here's Gnasher until tea/dinner/sup-sups

End of over 8. 10 runs this over. 38/1 after 48 balls.
KA Hope 12 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) TS Roland-Jones 1-0-10-0
KC Brathwaite 15 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Barney: "So, potentially 9 batsman could be out twice in the same day here. How often have 10 batsmen been back to the shed twice in a day's play?" As mentioned before the start of play, it's happened a few times

End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 28/1 after 42 balls.
KC Brathwaite 15 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) JM Anderson 4-1-10-1
KA Hope 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"I heard that Chris Gayle is back and can now play for WI, why is he then not in the team?" wonders S Mathur. "Am I missing something?" He might well make it back into the Test side... but this squad was picked before the deal between CWI and the players was agreed

End of over 6. 7 runs this over. 24/1 after 36 balls.
KA Hope 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) SCJ Broad 3-0-17-0
KC Brathwaite 11 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Rhys: "Something that I don't think has cropped up: what are the sessions called? Surely not "morning", "afternoon", and "evening"..." Hmmm. I'm thinking "afternoon", "evening" and "night" - although that works better in timezones where the sun has actually gone down by the time of the final session

End of over 5. 3 runs this over. 17/1 after 30 balls.
KA Hope 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) JM Anderson 3-1-6-1
KC Brathwaite 4 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Wow! Haven't seen anything this predictable in a while." Sometimes it's possible to enjoy the film even though you know the ending, Eusha

Well, Powell won't hgave to contend with a fired-uip Broad... because he's got out to his mate. The first WI batsman to be out twice in the day - but maybe not the last. In comes Kyle Hope

End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 14/0 after 24 balls.
KOA Powell 10 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) SCJ Broad 2-0-10-0
KC Brathwaite 4 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more

A bit of fight, that's what West Indies fans will want to see... But Powell may have to contend with a fired-up Broad for the next wee while

Broad stops to give Powell a brief critique of that shot in mid-pitch. Possibly four-letter brief

End of over 3. 4 runs this over. 8/0 after 18 balls.
KC Brathwaite 4 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) JM Anderson 2-1-4-0
KOA Powell 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Up north we have our tea between five and six," claims Barney. "6.40 is too late!"

End of over 2. 4 runs this over. 4/0 after 12 balls.
KOA Powell 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) SCJ Broad 1-0-4-0
KC Brathwaite 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1.  A maiden over! 0/0 after 6 balls.
KC Brathwaite 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) JM Anderson 1-1-0-0
KOA Powell 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Why not let them have a third innings to make a game of it?" snickers Robin Snell

"Ball seems to be holding up pretty well, with good bowlers anyway!" hoots Tom. England certainly didn't have too many problems - but I think West Indies' batsmen were fairly complicit in that

BattingRMB4S6SSR
KC BrathwaiteLBW MM Ali40111767052.63
KOA PowellC AN Cook B JM Anderson1019132076.92
KA HopeLBW TS Roland-Jones1227152080
SD HopeC JE Root B BA Stokes437300013.33
RL ChaseLBW SCJ Broad2461474051.06
J BlackwoodSt. JM Bairstow MM Ali1221162075
SO DowrichB SCJ Broad527180027.78
JO HolderC AN Cook B SCJ Broad01100-
KAJ RoachB JM Anderson1247332036.36
AS JosephC BA Stokes B TS Roland-Jones838241033.33
ML Cumminsnot out 06100-
Total 168/10
BowlingOMRWECON
JM Anderson7.021221.71
SCJ Broad10.043433.4
TS Roland-Jones6.431822.7
BA Stokes9.04911
MM Ali13.025424.15