Stuart Broad stars as England down West Indies in Manchester

Home side managed to clinch the three-match series with 269-run victory

Stuart Broad claimed ten wickets in the match to help England register an emphatic win over West Indies in the third and final game of the series at Old Trafford in Manchester.

The series finale started with the visiting side captain Jason Holder winning the toss and opting to bowl first in decent batting conditions. The visitors bowled well to reduce England to 122 for 4 after 47.4 overs.

Ollie Pope certainly delivered a splendid innings after not doing much with the bat in the first two games of the series. He put on a 140-run partnership with wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler to help England get close to 300-run mark.

For England, Ollie Pope was the star of the show in the first innings and smashed 91 runs off 150 balls with the help of 11 boundaries. He was well supported by Buttler, who managed to break his lean run with a crucial half-century. He scored 67 runs off 142 balls with the help of seven fours and two sixes.

Stuart Broad also produced a splendid cameo to help England post 369 runs in their first innings. Tail-ender smashed a quick-fire 62 runs off 45 balls with the help of nine fours and one six.

For West Indies, pacer Kemar Roach was best bowler on display as he claimed figures of 4 for 72.

In reply, visitors fell into deep trouble and were placed at 73 for 5, courtesy splendid bowling from James Anderson and Stuart Broad. Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder and wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich put in decent scores to see West Indies get bundled out for 197 runs

For England, Stuart Broad was the pick of the bowlers and finished with figures of 6 for 31 in 14 overs.

In the second innings, openers Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley put on a 114-run partnership to see take their lead beyond 300-run mark. Captain Joe Root also came with a positive intent and smashed a fluent half-century with help of eight fours and one six.

Opener Rory Burns was the best batsman on display for England as he scored 90 runs off 163 balls with the help of 10 fours. He was well supported by Sibley, who chipped in with 56 runs off 132 balls.

For West Indies, pacer Jason Holder and part-time spinner Roston Chase claimed one wicket each.

Chasing a mammoth total of 399 to win the series, West Indies never looked in contention with losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bundled out for 129 in the evening session on the third day.

For England, pacer Chris Woakes bowled well and finished with figures of 5 for 50 in 11 overs. Stuart Broad picked another four to finish with 10 wickets in the match.

 

For taking ten-for in the match and contributing 62 runs with the bat , Stuart Broad was named player of the match.

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