Clinical England complete innings victory over West Indies

Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of West Indies' Shane Dowrich as he went past Sir Ian Botham
Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of West Indies' Shane Dowrich as he went past Sir Ian Botham
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England 514-8 dec (Cook 243) beat
West Indies 168 & 137 (Broad 3-34) by an innings and 209 runs
First Test, Edgbaston, day three
Scorecard

A total of 19 wickets fell on the third day as England dismissed West Indies for 168 & 137 after enforcing follow-on to win the first Test at Edgbaston by an innings and 209 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the series.

West Indies, who now have lost both their day-night Tests - previously against Pakistan in UAE - started the third day with a first innings score of 44 for one.

James Anderson (3-34), who made use of the overcast conditions, accounted for Kyle Hopes (25) in the first over and also effected a run out to send Kieran Powell (20) back.

Anderson continued to be dominant as he castled Roston Chase (0) in his next over leaving West Indies reeling at 47 for four. A brief resistance from Shai Hope (15) and Jermaine Blackwood (79 not out) gave some respite to the visitors but Toby Roland-Jones (2-31) struck twice in two overs to send the former and Shane Dowrich (4) back.

With Jason Holder (11) and Kemar Roach (5) also dismissed early, West Indies went into lunch at 145 for eight with only Blackwood, who completed a fifty showing some resistance.

Even though, Blackwood tried to counter-attack the England bowlers, West Indies added just 23 more runs in the second session before they were bowled out for 168 runs.

After claiming a lead of 346 runs in the first innings, England went on to enforce the follow-on as more trouble awaited the men from Caribbean.

West Indies struggled once again to combat the pink ball as Powell (10), Kyle (12) and Shai (4) all fell for the second time in the day, leaving them struggling at 47 for three.

Kraigg Brathwaite (40), who looked the only player to show some fight in the second innings also was dismissed in the final before tea as an innings defeat was looming for West Indies.

From there on it was a matter of time before the England bowlers wrapped up the innings and the game with Broad (3-34) picking two wickets off successive deliveries in the 34th over to go past Sir Ian Botham's tally in the leading wicket taker for England in Test cricket.

As England completed a massive innings victory, Alastair Cook was awarded the player of the match for his double century earlier in the game that set up the win for the hosts.

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