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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
England 120 all out! What happened @MichaelVaughan was this Extras guy unavailable due to IPL or what? 😜 #WIvENG #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/lSetnPSif5
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 27, 2022Advertisement
Arguably a new low for @englandcricket ..desperate times. That overhaul of coaching/cricket/future a massive job. Well done @windiescricket ..#WIvENG @btsportcricketAdvertisement
— Jase Ives 💙🐝🐝 (@JaseIves) March 27, 2022
England's last 17 Test results.
Not pretty reading.#WIvENG pic.twitter.com/cOTSjN45vxAdvertisement
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) March 27, 2022
Batting averages of the England XI after the Grenada Test:
Zak Crawley: 28.60
Alex Lees: 21.00
Joe Root: 49.19
Dan Lawrence: 29.00
Ben Stokes: 35.89
Jonny Bairstow: 34.53
Ben Foakes: 28.11
Chris Woakes: 27.91
Craig Overton: 15.16
Jack Leach: 14.50
Saqib Mahmood: 52.00#WIvENG pic.twitter.com/p3tBKHvPEoAdvertisement
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) March 27, 2022
The England men are not very good at cricket at the moment.
But the England women are absolutely fantastic at it.
The England men are also not very good at rugby at the moment.
But the England women are entirely brilliant at it.#TheseGirlsCan pic.twitter.com/pYfvE6NLRS
— John Sutherland (@policecommander) March 27, 2022Advertisement
U are looking at the only England captain to have won a Test series in the Caribbean in last 50 years #WIvENG #ENGvWI#Cricket pic.twitter.com/5hEh9rlmfmAdvertisement
— Arnav Singh (@Arnavv43) March 27, 2022
Performance of England in last 5 Test series:
Lost to India (1-3)
Lost to New Zealand (0-1)
Trailing to India (1-2)
Lost to Australia (0-4)
Lost to West Indies (0-1)Advertisement
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 27, 2022
West Indies beat England by 10 Wickets in the decider Test match and win the Test Series by 1-0. Joshua de Silva and Kyle Mayers are the stars of this Test match. West Indies played so well. #ENGvWI
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 27, 2022Advertisement
Well done, West Indies! They defended solidly for draws in the first two Tests, then Mayered England in Grenada. Brathwaite herculean throughout.Advertisement
— Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) March 27, 2022
Some scenes in the dressing room as West Indies wrapped up a series win against England 🤩#WIvENG pic.twitter.com/aAPsucoyFh
— CricXtasy (@CricXtasy) March 27, 2022Advertisement