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“Arguably A New Low For England Cricket”- Twitter Reacts As West Indies Thrash England By 10 Wickets

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England’s poor form in Test cricket continued as they lost to West Indies by 10 wickets at the National Stadium. Courtesy of this result, the home side won the ICC World Test Championship series against England by 1-0.

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The previous two matches of the series between England and West Indies ended in a draw. With the series on the line in the final match, fans expected a solid performance from both teams. England could not impress much as their batters failed to get going.

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Home captain Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and decided to bowl first. Alex Lees scored 31 runs for England at the top, but the team was down to 114/9. A 90-run partnership for the tenth wicket between Saqib Mahmood and Jack Leach helped England post a total of more than 200 runs on the board.

In reply, West Indies suffered a collapse as well. They slumped to 95/6 as it looked like England would take the first innings lead. However, a fantastic century from Joshua da Silva ensured that the home side not only matched England’s total but took the vital first-innings lead.

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The home team was all out for 297 runs in the first innings. Joshua top-scored with 100 runs. Lees scored 31 runs again for England in the second innings, but Kyle Mayers’ magnificent five-wicket haul took the game away from the visitors. England lost their all wickets for 120 runs, setting a 28-run target.

Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell scored 28 runs in 5.1 overs, sealing a comfortable 10-wicket win for the home team. Joshua Da Silva won the Man of the Match award.

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“I dreamt of this all my life, The dream of winning a player of the match award. I owe this to my teammates, they stayed there with me and supported me, I hold this award because of them,” he said after winning the prize.Β 

Twitter reacts as England suffer a Test series defeat against West Indies

Here’s how cricket fans on Twitter reacted after seeing England lose another Test series.

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