TEST: Chase (8-60) bowls West Indies to 381-run win
SUMMARY: West Indies 289 all out from 101.3 overs (Shimron Hetmyer 81, Shai Hope 57, Roston Chase 54, John Campbell 44, Kraigg Brathwaite 40, James Anderson 5-46, Ben Stokes 4-59) and 415-6 declared from 103.1 overs (Jason Holder 202*, Shane Dowrich 116*, John Campbell 33, Shimron Hetmyer 31, Moeen Ali 3-78, Ben Stokes 2-81) v England 77 all out from 30.2 overs (Keaton Jennings 17, Kemar Roach 5-17, Jason Holder 2-15, Alzarri Joseph 2-20, Shannon Gabriel 1-15) and 246 (Rory Burns 84, Ben Stokes 34, Roston Chase 8-60)
Roston Chase claimed career-best figures as West Indies crushed England by 381 runs in the final session of day four of the opening Test at Kensington Oval, Barbados.
Chasing a mammoth 628, England, resuming the day on 56-0, folded for 246 with off-spinner Chase bagging 8-60 from 21.4 overs, the best figures by a spinner in the Caribbean. The win means West Indies head to Antigua for the second Test with a 1-0 lead.
West Indies captain Jason Holder, who made a career-best 202 not out in the second innings, was named Man-of-the-Match.
Jason Holder’s comments
“Really good for me personally, been a while since I’ve played, sitting out the series in Bangladesh was tough, really pleased with how I’ve come back, getting back to full fitness. [Celebrations for double-hundred?] Lot bubbling up for a long time, had the moment to express myself for a bit… To help Shane get to his hundred as well, and credit to Roston Chase, he was patient and got the ball in the right areas. [Emotions?] Extremely special, just want to say thanks to mum and dad, and to my step-mum, also to my two brothers, lots to be proud of. One test match doesn’t make a summer, been in this position before so lots of hard work to be done. It’s a matter of turning up in Antigua and doing the same.”
Joe Root’s comments
On losing: “Bitterly disappointed we’re a far better side than played this week, got to keep remembering how well we have played in the past and it’s crucial got to bounce back quickly and strongly. Shown character in turning things around before, hopefully we can do that again.”
On not selecting Stuart Broad: “After a match it’s easy to make selection calls, when you see how it plays. Yes, we could have gone down a different route, but that doesn’t change the way we played, we’re a far better side, got to make sure we turn up Antigua and perform much better. We have to come back hard, be ready for everything West Indies throw at us. Fair play to them, they played extremely good cricket over the four days. We’ve got to make sure we’re a far better team, continue the hard work and go about things on the field as we have done in practice.”