England beat West Indies by an innings and 209 runs – 3rd day 1st Test

BIRMINGHAM, England, CMC – England defeated West Indies by an innings and 209 runs on the third day of the day/night opening Test against England at Edgbaston here Saturday.


ENGLAND 514 for eight decl. (Alistair Cook 243, Joe Root 136, Dawid Malan 65; Roston Chase 4-113, Kemar Roach 2-86)

WEST INDIES 168 (Jermaine Blackwood 79 not out, Kyle Hope 25, Kieran Powell 20; James Anderson 3-34, Toby Roland-Jones 2-31, Stuart Broad 2-47) and 137 (Kraigg Brathwaite 40; Stuart Broad 3-34, Jimmy Anderson 2-12, Toby Roland-Jones 2-18, Moeen Ali 2-54)

84 Responses to England beat West Indies by an innings and 209 runs – 3rd day 1st Test

  1. Santini More
    Santini More August 19, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    The ignomy of this defeat is so overwhelming. Every single member of the WICB should resign today!

    • E Jerome Davis
      E Jerome Davis August 19, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      How many runs did the WICB score? How many catches did they drop?

    • Winnie Meade
      Winnie Meade August 19, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      Look can we bring them home

    • E Jerome Davis
      E Jerome Davis August 19, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      Not yet Winnie; they will bounce back.

    • Santini More
      Santini More August 19, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      If the head is bad then nothing can function. The WICB is an anachronistic, ill suited management format that should be disbanded.

    • Dennis Smith
      Dennis Smith August 19, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Santani please don’t blame the board

    • Tony Hack
      Tony Hack August 19, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Damm right santini More the head need to be cut off because it’s poisoning the entire body

    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe August 19, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      Santini it has nothing to do with the head. there are no good cricketers in the Caribbean and that’s the problem and we have to admit that if not we going no where except to blame everyone and every thing

    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe August 19, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      Cutting off the head will make no difference. Cricket in the caribbean gone to de dogs

  2. Angela Gray
    Angela Gray August 19, 2017 at 5:32 pm


  3. Bernard O Morgan
    Bernard O Morgan August 19, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    More like England beats Barbados less 2 or so.

  4. Cheryl Cumberbatch
    Cheryl Cumberbatch August 19, 2017 at 5:36 pm


  5. John Strutton
    John Strutton August 19, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    The demise of WI cricket is bad for the game as a whole. Perhaps symptomatic of the tendency to look to the USA for influence? Who knows? Whatever the reason the world of cricket needs a strong WI side to bring back the flair and competitiveness.

    • Edwin Leo
      Edwin Leo August 19, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      This has been a demise since 1995!!. The passion has gone the pride has gone!!.

    • Eddy Murray
      Eddy Murray August 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      The money is more now than back then

    • John Strutton
      John Strutton August 19, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Maybe the money has taken away the hunger for success?

    • Valerie Cecelia
      Valerie Cecelia August 19, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      John Strutton If you go to work and is paid whether you produce or not, do you have to produce? How is a cricketer’s salary calculated? How is his?her worth measured?

      • jennifer August 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm

        Good questioning valerie, those questions could also apply to any profession including the QEH, parliament, MTW, BWA etc.

    • John Strutton
      John Strutton August 19, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Good questions Valerie – could be a template for a new pay regime! Pay for performance! Sadly this might also have the effect of driving promising players into other sports without such demanding regimes even faster…?

    • Byrone Browne
      Byrone Browne August 19, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      Dream on John. WI needs international cricket, not vice versa. WI flair is nostalgic ideal. You Can let go of the past, as the world has done so. T20 cricket shows the new flair dominating global cricket, and those T20 styles are now used in test cricket. Your comment is merely a sad excuse for weak management of the game in caribbean, or its a merely attempt to deny reality. Cricket is no played on the basis of nostalgia. U are as good as your last game

    • John Strutton
      John Strutton August 20, 2017 at 3:53 am

      My comment was merely to ask the questions Byrone, and it seems to have prompted some interesting views on the state of the WI game! I agree that the WI involvement is essential, but if they are not competitive how is it sustainable? I think everyone wants the answers to how WI cricket can get back to where it was…

  6. Mitch Hartman
    Mitch Hartman August 19, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Why people does call for wicb when every player on the team fails us for over 20 years?

    • Santini More
      Santini More August 19, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Because the WICB has been in charge for those 20 years. Clearly that management structure is not fit for purpose.

    • Mitch Hartman
      Mitch Hartman August 19, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Yea but they hire and fire for over 2 decades, yuh can’t ask Clive Lloyd to bowl or Richards to bat, these poosharks on the field looking like they never hit a ball in life…come on now

  7. Edwin Leo
    Edwin Leo August 19, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    And the team is full of Bajans!!

    • Wendy Reece
      Wendy Reece August 19, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      They Couldn’t play well because they were eating too much cou cou and salt fish.

  8. Eddy Murray
    Eddy Murray August 19, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    England best little England

  9. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade August 19, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    S H A M. E

  10. harry turnover August 19, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    People getting on as though this is the first time the WI have been beaten in England.

  11. Cp Fineza
    Cp Fineza August 19, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    What the what???

  12. Vodette Seaford
    Vodette Seaford August 19, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    If everyone in CPLT20 what they expect .

  13. Orlando Puckerin
    Orlando Puckerin August 19, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    That’s what the West Indies die hard fans say all the time,they’ll bounce back. Let’s see who’ll be blamed for this now.

  14. Trombone Clarke
    Trombone Clarke August 19, 2017 at 7:07 pm


  15. Clive Walrond
    Clive Walrond August 19, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Lol why do u all waste time playing test .. U all cant play a test ..

  16. Trombone Clarke
    Trombone Clarke August 19, 2017 at 7:11 pm


  17. Jim Whitey
    Jim Whitey August 19, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    West Indies cricket is a disgrace cannot bat or bowl

  18. Jean Puckerin
    Jean Puckerin August 19, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    The METS, the knick and now I have to put the W I C T in the mix. The GOD OF Sports help me.

  19. Tony Hack
    Tony Hack August 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Bad loosers it just filtered down from the top , imagine CPL playing now & they have test cricket going on a bunch of confounded leaders thats who they are ?????

  20. Deborah Bonaparte
    Deborah Bonaparte August 19, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Cameron must start padding up and go and open bat he and the rest of the board such a waste of time

  21. G.G Billingy
    G.G Billingy August 19, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Some people thinking its more like, England beat Barbados jokers by an innings & 209 runs.

  22. Cathy Jessamy-Babb
    Cathy Jessamy-Babb August 19, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Give them a chance. They will win some and lose some. It’s all in the game.

  23. Javier Maynard
    Javier Maynard August 19, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Wow people still watch W.I. cricket

  24. Karl Greene
    Karl Greene August 19, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    When West Indies had the so call cricketers like d braves n ramdin n gayle ( names in common letters because them ain’t no good. WI were still getting beat

  25. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 19, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    They refused to pick DARREN BRAVO .Saying that the team did already picked. The board destroying the cricket.

    • harry turnover August 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      England in 2004 bowled out the West Indies for 47 with Gayle,Sarwan,Shiv and Lara as the main jokers then.Check their TEST experiences then
      England in 2004 bowled out the WI for 94 with Gayle,Ganga,Lara,Sarwan and Shiv as their first 5 batsmen.Who were the jokers then ?and you think Darren Bravo would have made a difference ?
      The last time the WI toured England they were beaten 3 -0 and Jason Holder wasn’t the captain.
      The WI haven’t won a series in England since 2000

  26. Gregory Marchan
    Gregory Marchan August 19, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Cameron and the board should be playing now fuss ah shame

  27. Peter Lowe
    Peter Lowe August 19, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Why they carry that team in England for? Wha Dem can’t beat nobody….all they gonna do is embarrass themselves and de people in de caribbean…west Indies should forget about playing test cricket and concentrate on the other two forms of de game before they get kick out of test cricket which will be even worse. They are just waisting time and money

  28. Richelle Nurse
    Richelle Nurse August 19, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I am not surprised

  29. Kenton Lewis Augustin
    Kenton Lewis Augustin August 19, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Is this really a West Indies team?

  30. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 19, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    The team should return home. They should stop playing test cricket and only play 20/20.

  31. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 19, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Chaunderpaul should be still playing.3 DAYS the game finish

  32. Tony Bascombe
    Tony Bascombe August 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    I live in england & i would’nd look out my window to watch them so call play; they should be in the 3d division of test cricket; playing holland & the likes; no fear tho cos test leagues coming soon then the tv money will dry up & the so call board will ride off into the sunset; then just maybe we will get our own class players from the pass to coach new players instead of employing lesser known ex cricketers from around the world cos they are yes men just picking up a few $$$$.

  33. Mark Boyce
    Mark Boyce August 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Some yall could really hush…when the WI had in Jamaicas…get wash off…had in Trinis..wash off…so because majority of players are bajans oh it suddenly Barbados fault…? Please…
    WIs cricket sucked for years under Lara…Gayle…Ramdin….Sammy tried but same result…what u expect from Holder..5 doubles and two fish…?? Caribbean cricket on a whole has gone done hill no thanks alone to the players but by the board of jokers.
    Man look…waste of time talking with some yall…if it did wash way wid trinis would it be the same thing or jamaicans…ooh wait…we had that and what happened….THE SAME DAMN THING.
    They could all walk home for all i care but itd a regional failure not a Barbados failure. Stuuuuupes

  34. Marilyn C Fields
    Marilyn C Fields August 19, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    The lightning and thunder provided more action than the W.I team and they only stuck around for a couple of hours…

  35. jennifer August 19, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Well if England win it is just as good as if the west indies win. After all them is we HEAD.

  36. Khari Lovell
    Khari Lovell August 19, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    ppl still watch cricket?

  37. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 19, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Big Cars and Gold Chains. Flogging a dead horse.

  38. Milli Watt August 19, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    3-0……..why won’t the ICC act to save this crowd a parasites from themselves.

  39. Byrone Browne
    Byrone Browne August 19, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Thats not a WI team. Its a Barbados team. England beat Barbados. Lol. The xenophobic nature of the selection panel makes it impossible to see better players across the Caribbean. Joel Garner was on sky sports talking about the strength of the team, but he was imagining the old WI team of the 1970s and 1980s. Lol. Then after the defeat, the Barbados captain says, its a ‘young’ team. That phrase has been used to describe the team since 1998 to now. Shameful, idiots. The Other excuse, oh, caribbean only interested in T20. Lie. West Indies management kill the team, now their back against the wall, they announced ‘player amnesty’. Look at the chain of selectors and management behaviour since 1994.

    • Alan Harvey-Bowen
      Alan Harvey-Bowen August 20, 2017 at 7:42 am

      Just sad. Hope we turn it around and have pride again . T20 has a effect but it can’t be the only answer.

  40. Stephen Cox
    Stephen Cox August 19, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    Fire everyone fire the players fire the board send home everybody tell them come back in ten years when they get their act together. Come back when it feel like ya’ll ready to represent…………PS I am not a cricket fan

  41. T-Kay Pinx Simpson
    T-Kay Pinx Simpson August 20, 2017 at 1:30 am

    England defeated Barbados not West Indies how dare u? 8 bajans on that team E-I-G-H-T, ridiculous and u can’t find 5 on the Barbados Tridents team.

  42. Shevvy Daniel
    Shevvy Daniel August 20, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Smh , gone were the days when west indies was west indies, i think there’s a blight somewhere at the top and it’s affecting the team, why don’t they just cut out this shit cricket and go with the 20/20 .

  43. Sherlene Phillips
    Sherlene Phillips August 20, 2017 at 2:09 am

    WI cricketers are excellent and world class. Problem is discipline , psychology and …the board and the individuals…if the head is not functioning properly…then nothing will work well. Also when they do well we praise them, so when they do badly we need to rally around the team..not join with outsiders and talk …sh…..and insulting Bajans.How is that going to help..@ David Hugh..my pot dont cook at you so I dont care what your opinions of Bajans are. You better examine yourself, check the mirror…check yourself…because from your attitude I can see you need a lot of help!

    • Clyde Thompson August 20, 2017 at 7:46 am

      I am in agreement with your theory, how ever I believe that the coaches and other supporting staff does not meet the criteria in developing these young lads

  44. Sherlene Phillips
    Sherlene Phillips August 20, 2017 at 2:11 am

    PS when the English get smash up, they dont tear down their team like we do…RALLY AROUND THE WEST INDIES!

  45. Ricardo August 20, 2017 at 3:47 am

    Don’t know why you all were surprised…perhaps you guys were fooled by the centuries they made in the previous game, but if you check history, they always play like that then bat and bowl like the novices they are in the test. Let’s face it these guys just aren’t good enough!

  46. Charmaine Williams
    Charmaine Williams August 20, 2017 at 6:24 am

    West indies always create history

  47. Bab Clarke
    Bab Clarke August 20, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Uh.!!!!!!! Wow. Am I dreaming. Uh!!!! Wow. Come home help the police fight the crime.

  48. Gordon Marshall August 20, 2017 at 6:30 am

    They need some whites guys in there to show leadership

  49. Dexter August 20, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Stephanie we have been rallying for yearssssss but it’s difficult not to be crictical especially when defeat is the order of the day. Other teams may lose a game ,even a series or two now and then , but W.I lose all the time and with NO shame.

  50. Denise Trotman
    Denise Trotman August 20, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Wow Dat Hurts

  51. harry turnover August 20, 2017 at 7:50 am

    England have BEATEN the WI in England with Chris Gayle,Sarwan,Lara,Chanderpaul,Walsh and Ambrose in the team.
    and those players INDIVIDUALLY had MORE TEST EXPERIENCE than this present lot COMBINED.

  52. Gale C. Da Silva
    Gale C. Da Silva August 20, 2017 at 8:51 am

    In regional cricket we have 18 and 19 wickets falling in a day. And people praising the winning team telling them congratulations job well done. We should likewise congratulate West Indies for ensuring the test match ended in 3 days. They have more time for shopping and site seeing.

  53. Malcolm Marcelle
    Malcolm Marcelle August 20, 2017 at 8:58 am

    West Indies is s poor team and the WICB agreeing to day night cricket in England in the middle of August .

    West Indies have problem even in day light and the WICB agreeing to night cricket .

  54. Attiba Lewis
    Attiba Lewis August 20, 2017 at 9:33 am

    An old man once told me watching the westindies play cricket is like watching your only son die of AIDS. Those guys are difficult to watch even for the most patriotic amongst us.

  55. Kelvin Worrell
    Kelvin Worrell August 20, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Them want some tape ball and proper food.

  56. Cheryl Charles
    Cheryl Charles August 20, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Girl I in even remember them does still play cricket. All the fight gone out a dem.

  57. Olugbenga Ayodele
    Olugbenga Ayodele August 20, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Its not west indies team that lost its a bajan side that’s on tour in england.

  58. Renaldo Bryan
    Renaldo Bryan August 20, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    I’m surprised too

  59. Steve Austrie
    Steve Austrie August 20, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I have stopped watching as it is too painful to watch.This is an inexperienced team playing an England team full of confidence. WI cricket has gone from hero to Zero. They won three trophies last year and could not even make the champions trophy this year. Surely there are senior players who are still eligible to play. Someone at the very top need to take the blame for this big time.

  60. BOBO THE SAME CLOWN August 21, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Why all de fuss. Weren’t the stands at Egbaston sold out? Did any of you weepers and wailers pay for a ticket? Then ,don’t watch it if it annoys you to see the English pay to watch their team .Didn’t the West Indians collect their pay cheques for entertaining a crowd of 40 thousand or more.
    I guess no one complain when paying to watch pay perview phony wrestling.
    Boys play to the best of all ya ability ………(which in any) …de pay cheques still a come . West indians pun de whole would like ah see unna win ….a wee lickle bit.

    • Clyde Thompson August 22, 2017 at 8:17 am

      West Indian cricket set another record, no need to sugar coat it or find excuses, they set a record for the most test wickets lost in a single day, 19 shameless scalps. They have now been rated as the worst cricketing test team in the last 50 years and are now ridicule in the news (CNN sports) with Donald Trump (the worst US president ever), this is not “Fake News” but a reality that can no longer be ignored, tolerated or supported. BAD!
      The WIBC threw cricketers (Brathwaite and Chase) into limited over cricket mix and wrecked their inability to change formats, their mind set is exclusively for extended (4 to 6 day) test cricket not hit the pitch running limited over white ball cricket, now they are screwed.


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