Windies lose final Test in St Lucia; Win series 2-1


    Despite an unbeaten century from Roston Chase England claimed a 232 run victory over the West Indies on Day 4 of the final Test in St Lucia.

    Given 485 for victory, the Windies were dismissed for 252, with Moeen Ali and James Anderson taking 3 wickets a piece.

    They were setback early in the innings losing three quick wickets (Brathwaite, Campbell, DM Bravo) with the score on 10.

    Chase was the anchor of the innings, but was unable to form meaningful partnerships, after Hetmyer was run out for 19, and Shane Dowrich caught at slip shortly after.

    The Windies end the series victorious at 2-1.

    Kemar Roach picked up the Man of the Series award for his 18 wickets

    West Indies captain Jason Holder:

    “I had a chat with Roston [Chase] before his innings. He was a little disheartened with his dismissals in this series so it is good to see him knuckle down and get some runs, especially in the context of the day. It would have been easy for us to be rolled over.

    “We have got to keep improving in the three facets of the game and be clinical and lot more consistent. Our bowlers have done an outstanding job. It is up to our batsmen to contribute more.

    “We need to continue to build and not rest on our laurels. Our number one goal is to be the number one team in the world so there is a lot to improve on.”

    England captain Joe Root:

    “We played some good cricket throughout the week. It should be a real confidence-booster going into an exciting summer for us.

    “It was important we played well this week. West Indies deserved to win the series, they outplayed us in the first two games, but it’s a real step forward for this team to perform like we did this week.”

    Man of the series – Kemar Roach

    Man of the series Kemar Roach, who took 18 wickets at 13.88: “It was a good series for me. All the hard work coming into the series paid off. It was a very competitive series and congratulations to our guys for a first Test series win of 2019. I’m proud of myself and the guys and let’s keep moving forward.”