UPDATE – England win second Test by nine wickets

Gary Ballance scored an unbeaten 81 to lead England to a nine wicket victory over the West Indies in the first Test.

Unbeaten half-centuries from England captain Alastair Cook and Gary Ballance propelled the visitors to a convincing nine-wicket victory over the West Indies just minutes ago at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada.

Set a target of 143 after the West Indies were dismissed for 307 runs in their second innings, Cook, who finished on 59 and Ballance who scored 81, put on 142 in a second-wicket partnership to carry England to 144 for the loss of one wicket and take a 1-0 lead in the three match series.

The two came together after Jonathan Trott had been bowled by fast bowler Shannon Gabriel with just two runs on the board.

However, Cook and Ballance ensured they would be no further scares along the way, as they easily guided England to victory.

To make things worse for the West Indies, fast bowler Jason Holder had to be stretchered off the field after sustaining what appears to be an ankle injury while bowling in the second innings.

3 Responses to UPDATE – England win second Test by nine wickets

  1. carson c cadogan April 25, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    The West Indies Cricket team need relegating to School boy cricket.

    They are a waste of time.

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  2. Alec Pierre April 25, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    I trust that Jason Holder’s ankle injury turns out to be a minor one. He shows so much promise.

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  3. Gracie Moore April 28, 2015 at 8:48 am

    No excuses…..these playing losers games .

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