Jonathan Trott's form once again raised England's woes © Getty Images
Jonathan Trott’s form once again raised England’s woes © Getty Images

England slipped to the fourth spot in the ICC Test Rankings after their five-wicket defeat at the hands of the West Indies on Sunday. England now return home after drawing their three-match Test series 1-1 in the Caribbean. FULL SCORECARD: West Indies vs England 3rd Test at Barbados

The West Indies beat England for the first time in six years when they staged a clinical run chase to stun the visitors by five wickets inside three days in the third and final Test here, and levelled the series. Mediocre England have plenty to worry about ahead of New Zealand, Australia series

Chasing 192 for victory on Sunday, the Windies were propelled by a superb 82 from stylish left-hander Darren Bravo, as they reached their target late in the evening to seize their first win over England at Kensington Oval in 25 years, reports CMC. Shivnarine Chanderpaul should call it a day

Bravo anchored a crucial fifth-wicket stand of 108 with Man-of-the-Match Jermaine Blackwood who finished on 47 not out and fittingly ended the contest when he lifted off-spinner Moeen Ali over mid-on for his fourth boundary. The pair came together five minutes after tea when veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul was bowled without scoring, playing on to seamer Jimmy Anderson, to the first ball of the second over after the resumption.

Tentatively poised then at 80 for four, Bravo and Blackwood safely navigated West Indies through the remaining two hours to deny England a series win, and claim only their third victory over their old foes in 15 years, IANS reported.