The Windies Absolutely Towelled Up The Poms Overnight
Extremely embarrassing for England
The struggling West Indies have handed England an epic humiliation, rinsing them to the tune of 381 runs.
The writing was on the wall after the Poms’ first dig, when they went from 0/23 to all out for 77.
Kemar Roach did the damage, taking 5/17 from 11 fiery overs.
Enjoy the wickets here:
That was all the humiliation heaped on England though; they failed to take a single wicket on the third da, with wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich and fast bowling captain Jason Holder smearing them around Kensington Oval in Bridgetown for a 295 run partnership — a West Indies record for the seventh wicket.
Holder — who bats eight and averages 33.86 at Test level — made a barnstorming double century, ending on 202* off just 229 balls with 23 fours and eight sixes.
That left the Poms with the absurd target of 628 to beat the West Indies, who are the eighth ranked Test side in the world with just Bangladesh and Zimbabwe below them.
But even still the England capitulation wasn’t complete. They were rolled for 246 with the Windies all-rounder Roston Chase — Test bowling average 41.20 — taking 8/60.
In these tough times for Australian cricket, at least we can take solace in the fact that the Poms are still always liable for a humiliating capitulation.
Michael Vaughan absolutely copped it on this week’s Willow Talk after the Poms were rolled for 77!