Twice In A Row-No More Fluke

Beat me badly once and I can boldly say that it was a fluke but beat me badly twice in a row, I dare say that it could not be termed as a fluke anymore.

Such was the case on Saturday 2nd February, as the West Indies team, duly secured the Wisden trophy, after handing the touring English team, its second severe thrashing in as many test matches.

West Indies went on to get an impressive lead of 119 runs, which was worth a lot more on a tricky pitch.

The Englishmen were just not up to the task and were promptly skittled out for 132, giving the Windies a mere 14 runs victory target.

The opening pair of Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell, knocked it off in 2.1 overs, with Campbell sealing the deal with an emphatic six off the bowling of James Anderson.

Even in the midst of joy though, there was sadness, as the Windies players and fans, rallied with Alzarri Joseph, who that very morning had learnt of the passing of his ailing mother but insisted on playing on anyhow and bowled a searing spell of fast bowling to collect two wickets as well.

Summarized scores:

West Indies 306 (Bravo 50, Brathwaite 49, Broad 3-53) and 17 for 0 (Campbell 11*, Brathwaite 5*) beat England 187 and 132 (Butler 24, Holder 4-43, Roach 4-52) by 10 wickets

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