West Indies tie test series with England

Bravo, Blackwood 2A superb century stand between Darren Bravo and Jermaine Blackwood piloted West Indies to an emphatic win over England in the third Test at Kensington Oval, on Sunday.

Left-hander Bravo made a stroke-filled 82 while Blackwood made 47 not out which included the winning runs in front a crowd of over 8,000 at the historic venue. They added 108 for the fifth wicket as the West Indies made 194-5 to chase down a tricky target of 192 on the third day of the match.

The 23-year-old Blackwood earned the Man-of-the-Match award. He topscored with 85 off 88 balls in the first innings, which followed up his maiden century in the first Test three weeks ago. He ended the series with 311 runs (average 77.75).

The result was set-up by the West Indies bowlers who bowled out the visitors for 123 in the second innings. New ball bowler Jerome Taylor (3-33), left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul (3-43) and seamer Jason Holder (3-15) did the damage in a disciplined performance. Taylor ended the series with 11 wickets at 18 runs each in two matches.

It was a superb result for the West Indies as they rebounded from the defeat on the second match in Grenada.

After the match Head Coach Phil Simmons and captain Denesh Ramdin spoke to members of the media after the day’s play. Listen to their interviews. 


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  1. Doc. Love
    May 4, 2015

    The victory of the West Indies, did not please me as much as the removal of the big smile on the face of the former coach of the West Indies, Ottis Gibson . When West Indies lost the second test in Grenada, the man was all in smiles as though it was a Christmas gift given to him by his mother. Little did he know, Simmons and the rest of the West Indies team had a plan for him and the England selectors. They thought by making him a bowling coach, he knew all the batting weaknesses of the of the team. Maybe, he knew the weakness of ChanderPaul and Devon Smith, but not of Bravo, Holder and Blackwood.

  2. Joeblo
    May 4, 2015

    Funny, this win can be classified as an accident. Lol!

  3. 4 Big Islanders
    May 4, 2015

    I congratulate them for winning but I sure did not support them after seeing the way they axed Devon Smith for the last test in favor of hope. To me they are looking for ways to ensure WI team is only comprised of players from the big islands. I am the first one to criticize Devon but to drop him for a young hope, after one good season, batting at #3 for Bados really made no sense. From the day they selected the 20 man squad and omitted Theophille, the other opener with the most runs in the domestic completion was clear that they did not want small islanders on the team. The fact of the matter is, after 4 innings Devon compiled a total of 93runs while 40 year Old Chanderpaul only got 92 in six innings. I am not suggesting they dropped Chander but the fact that he is 40, not performing and Hope bats at #3, then if they wanted to baptize Hope, they should have rested Chanderpaul and play Hope. Dropping DS for hope was a bad signal. Devon should only be dropped for Theophile.

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