England’s batting collapsed in the second innings of the third Test against West Indies, losing 10 wickets for 43 runs. The hosts were dismissed twice inside 20 overs and now trail by 775 runs with three Tests remaining.;
The “where is the west indies” is a question that many people have asked. It’s located in the Caribbean, but it has been divided into two separate countries since 1966.
England is currently ranked last in the World Test Championship rankings.
|Day four of the third Test at St George’s, Grenada:|
|England 204 & 120 Lees 31; Mayers 5-18|
|West Indies 297& 28-0 Brathwaite 20*|
|West Indies won by a margin of ten wickets.|
On the fourth day of the third Test, England were thrashed by West Indies by 10-wickets, losing the series 1-0.
They started the day 103-8, down by just 10, and the hosts took the last two wickets inside the first hour to dismiss them all for 120.
Grenada’s victory followed 30 minutes later, leaving a beleaguered England at one of its lowest periods in recent memory.
To win the Richards-Botham Trophy, the West Indies cruised to a target of 28 in only five overs.
England has now lost four Test series in a row – five if the unfinished India series is included, in which Joe Root’s team is behind 2-1 – and is winless in nine matches.
The setback, which follows a dismal 4-0 Ashes loss, drops England to the bottom of the World Test Championship standings, reigniting fierce discussion over the status of the men’s Test squad.
England is under a state of emergency.
England has lost 11 of their last 17 Test matches.
England hasn’t lost as many Tests since losing the Ashes in 2013-14, which resulted in the disintegration of a squad.
They’ve also won just one of their past 17 Tests, dating back to February of last year – their worst run since the 1980s.
After England’s second innings failed the day before, the outcome was all but clear, and the formalities were finished in less than 90 minutes of play.
Following the Ashes catastrophe, England, one of the top white-ball teams in the world, spoke of a’red-ball reset’ and a desire to concentrate on the longest format.
In the first two Tests, there were glimpses of promise: Zak Crawley’s century, Dan Lawrence’s runs, Ben Stokes’ return to form, and Saqib Mahmood’s promising debut. Their rebirth, however, is in shambles due to their dreadful performance.
England’s next Test is against New Zealand at home in June, and they’ll be hoping to have hired a new managing director and head coach by then, while skipper Root’s job will also be called into doubt.
The West Indies will have more home comforts.
The West Indies have won their fourth series in a row.
With this win, the West Indies preserve their unblemished home record against England, having only lost one series in the Caribbean since 1968.
After being on the back foot in the previous two matches, they outplayed Root’s team in this decisive Test.
There was still time for a little West Indian magic on the fourth morning, even if it was just for a few minutes.
Jason Holder took a fantastic one-handed reflex catch at leg slip to eliminate Chris Woakes for 19 after 40 minutes without a wicket. In the following over, Jack Leach was edged behind, and both wickets were taken by seamer Kemar Roach.
When the final score was announced, the hosts performed a lap of honor.
‘We failed ourselves,’ says the reply.
“We let ourselves down yesterday [day three] and we didn’t stand up to it well enough, and it’s put us in this situation where we’ve lost after playing such magnificent cricket,” England skipper Joe Root said.
“We need to demonstrate more regularly, like we did on the first day of the trip, with everyone rising up and us reaching a total. The irritation comes from the fact that we’ve shown that we can accomplish it.”
Match Player of the Year “The feeling is still there – 100 percent,” Joshua da Silva says. This is a dream come true for me, and I hope it isn’t the last time I get this honor.
“I wanted to put my faith in my tailenders, and they deserve all of the credit. I owe them a debt of gratitude that I will never be able to repay. I received this prize as a result of their efforts.”
Captain of the West Indies, Kraigg Brathwaite: “We decided that this was one of our greatest series at home, and that we would have to put up a fight. We worked quite hard. Every game, someone raised their hand and took charge of the situation. It was an amazing effort.”