West Indies beat England by five wickets to level series 1-1
The West Indies completed a come-from –behind victory over England by five wickets in the final session of the third day of the third and final Test at Kensington Oval today.
The series ends at 1-1.
Set 192 to win the West Indies were guided to their target by a fifth wicket partnership of 108 between left-hander Darren Bravo, who was out for 82 with four runs required, and Jermaine Blackwood.
Blackwood, missed on a stumping by wicket-keeper Jos Buttler off spinner Joe Root when he was 4, followed his first-innings top score of 85 with an unbeaten 47. He was named Man-of the match.
Bravo and Blackwood came together at 80-4 after Shivnarine Chanderpaul's was dismissed for zero in the second over after tea.
Starting the day at 39-5 in their second innings, England added 84 for their last five wickets. Buttler hit an unbeaten 35, sharing successive stands of 23 with Gary Ballance and 33 with Stokes.
Fast bowler Jason Holder finished with figures of 3-15; Jerome Taylor took 3-33 and left-arm spinner Veeraswammy Permaul 3-45.
England 1st Innings: 257 All Out (49.4 Overs). Alastair Cook 105, Moeen Ali 58, Joe Root 33, Ben Stokes 22; Jerome Taylor 18.3-8-36-3, Jason Holder 16-4-34-2, Shannon Gabriel 15-3-47-2, Marlon Samuels 27-5-53-1.
West Indies 1st Innings: 189 All Out (49.4 Overs). Jermaine Blackwood 85, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 25, Veerasammy Permaul 18, Jerome Taylor 15; James Anderson 12.4-5-42-6, Stuart Broad 10-3-31-1, Joe Root 9-1-34-1, Moeen Ali 10-2-56-1.
England 2nd Innings: 123 All Out (42.1 Overs). Jos Buttler 35*, Ben Stokes 32, Gary Ballance 23, Jonathan Trott 9; Jason Holder 9-3-15-3, Veerasammy Permaul 11-3-43-3, Jerome Taylor 11.1-1-33-3, Shannon Gabriel 7-4-16-1.
West Indies 2nd Innings: 194/5 (62.4 Overs). Darren Bravo 82, Jermaine Blackwood 47*, Kraigg Brathwaite 25, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 20; Chris Jordan 11-5-24-1, Stuart Broad 13-5-29-1, James Anderson 13-4-35-1, Moeen Ali 12.4-1-54-1.
West Indies won by 5 wickets