Twitter Reactions: Hapless Windies crumble twice inside three days

Twitter Reactions: Hapless Windies crumble twice inside three days

Windies never looked a part of the contest and eventually lost the match by an innings and 209 runs.

Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad of England. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

The Test series between England and West Indies was never expected to be a close contest. There is a gulf in quality between the two teams, and it was evident in the first match of the series. Windies never looked a part of the contest and eventually lost the match by an innings and 209 runs.

Joe Root won the toss and didn’t have any second thoughts about opting to bat first. Windies bowlers looked hapless throughout as the English batsmen piled on the runs for fun. Root scored a fluent century while former captain Alastair Cook scored a brilliant knock of 243 runs.

When Cook got out, the score already read 514. And according to the skipper, this score was enough and he declared the innings. The visitors came out and looked determined as their score read 44/1 before the play on Day 2 was stopped early due to bad weather.

Meek submission by the Windies on day 3

Resuming the day on 44/1 the away team needed a lot of determination if they wanted to sneak out a draw. But what followed was a week submission, with the Windies losing 19 wickets on Day 3, which speaks volumes of their lack of skills.

Anderson started the rout taking two quick wickets and then he affected the run out. None of the Windies batsmen showed even a semblance of fight apart from Jermaine Blackwood who scored 79 runs off just 76 balls. He kept losing the partners on the other end and was eventually left stranded as the hosts dismissed the visitors for just 168.

England captain Joe Root sensed the opportunity to finish the game early and decided to enforce the follow-on. In the first innings Anderson was the destroyer in chief, in second innings it was his partner Stuart Broad who did the damage.

Windies batsmen put up no fight and never looked like wiping away the first innings deficit. Vistors had 6 wickets left going into the final session of the day. They kept losing wickets at the regular intervals before finally being all out for 138.

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