Stuart Broad grew to become the seventh participant in historical past to succeed in 500 Take a look at wickets as England secured a series-clinching victory over West Indies at Previous Trafford.
Broad was overlooked of the sequence opener – which England misplaced by 4 wickets – however has thrived since returning to the facet and took 9 wickets within the sequence decider because the hosts beat Windies by 269 runs.
England’s emphatic victory means they win the sequence – which was performed behind closed doorways at bio-secure venues as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic – and reclaim the Wisden Trophy.
Rory Burns – 9/10
Struggled within the first two matches however completed the sequence effectively with scores of 57 and 90. Missed out on a 3rd Take a look at century however nonetheless performed a key function with the bat. The way in which he performed spin within the second innings was significantly encouraging.
Dom Sibley – 5/10
Fell for his second duck of the sequence within the first over of the match, earlier than scoring his second fifty as England set-up a declaration.
Joe Root (c) – 8/10
Led England’s declaration batting with an excellent and fluent 68. Regarded in nice nick and considerably made up for being run out within the first innings. Additionally deserves credit score for main England to a sequence win.
Ben Stokes – 4/10
A uncommon subdued Take a look at for England’s finest participant. A minor damage concern prevented him from bowling and he made 20 in his solely innings earlier than being bowled by one of many deliveries of the sequence from Kemar Roach.
Ollie Pope – 9/10
A pleasure to look at on day one, when he scored 90 to assist England recuperate from 122-Four to complete the day on prime. Fell simply wanting his second Take a look at century on the next morning however seems to be as if he’ll attain these milestones persistently over the following few years.
Jos Buttler (wk) – 8/10
Absolutely extended his Take a look at profession with an important 67 within the first innings. England have been faltering when he got here to the crease however a 140-run partnership with Ollie Pope deflated West Indies.
Chris Woakes – 9/10
Usually goes underneath the radar as a result of brilliance of Stuart Broad and James Anderson however stays an excellent cricketer in English situations. Bowled effectively all through and obtained his rewards on day 5 when he ripped by way of West Indies’ center order.
Dom Bess – 6/10
Wasn’t required with the ball as England’s elegant tempo assault did the harm. A minimum of scored 18 not out in his solely knock and contributed a really good run out.
Jofra Archer – 5/10
Out-bowled by Stuart Broad and James Anderson, however his time within the concentration is going to come. Bowled a bit extensive which resulted in his economic system fee taking pictures up above 4 all through the match.
Stuart Broad – 10/10
Bowled magnificently, taking six wickets within the first innings and 4 within the second. Grew to become simply the seventh bowler in historical past to succeed in 500 Take a look at wickets. Additionally rediscovered some type with the bat with a brutal and efficient fifty. A shocking efficiency.
James Anderson – 7/10
Chipped in with two wickets and doubtless deserved extra. Nonetheless a grasp in English situations.
Kraigg Brathwaite – 2/10
Began the sequence effectively however his contributions have dried up. Dismissed by the superb Stuart Broad twice.
John Campbell – 3/10
Has endured a horrid time towards England’s wonderful tempo assault. Briefly threatened to provide a counter-attacking innings on day two however his method has not stood up in English situations.
Shai Hope – 3/10
Made two begins – which have to be thought of progress given his poor type within the first two Checks – however nonetheless didn’t cross 30. Seems a shadow of the participant who led Windies to a shocking victory over England at Headingley three years in the past.
Shamarh Brooks – 2/10
Has been one of many few West Indies gamers to impress with the bat however failed twice right here.
Roston Chase – 4/10
Has contributed runs in each Take a look at besides this one. His run out on the fifth day summed up the match, with England higher and sharper than West Indies.
Jermaine Blackwood – 4/10
Offered two important innings within the sequence however missed a straight one right here earlier than working out of companions as England clinched victory.
Shane Dowrich (wk) – 5/10
Battled arduous for 37 within the first innings, when his capability to play the brief ball was put underneath the microscope. Has discovered wicket-keeping troublesome at Previous Trafford and was compelled off the sphere when he took a ball to the face.
Rahkeem Cornwall – 3/10
Bowled higher than his figures counsel however England performed him effectively and he leaves wicket-less. His match peaked when he took an incredible catch at slip on day one.
Jason Holder (c) – 5/10
Proved much less efficient with the ball than he did in Southampton. His resolution to bowl first for the second sport in a row additionally regarded questionable. Scored 46 in Windies’ first innings however his group wanted a couple of extra.
Kemar Roach – 8/10
The choose of the West Indies bowlers. Took figures of 4-72 within the first innings to surpass 200 Take a look at wickets.
Shannon Gabriel – 6/10
Appeared to have run his race when he hobbled off on the primary morning. However he’s not missing in dedication or coronary heart and returned to assist his group and knock over Ollie Pope and Jos Buttler on day two. Three back-to-back Checks didn’t swimsuit his model or situation.
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