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  • 7:30 PM IST

    End of a fantastic Test series and England after being 1-0 down have shown their grit and strength to win the series 2-1. A very dominant performance from the hosts with both the bat and ball. West Indies showed a lot of promise at the beginning of the tour but with every Test and passing day in those Tests they looked tired and their fight started to surrender. After being put into bat, the hosts were in a state of bother at 122/4 but a brilliant 140-run stand between Pope and Buttler along with Broad’s counter attacking 62 propelled them to 369. Kemar Roach was the pick of the bowler for the hosts as he finished the first innings with a 4-fer.

  • 7:28 PM IST

    37.1 Stuart Broad to Jermaine Blackwood, out, OUT! CAUGHT! That is all over! Short of a length delivery on leg, Blackwood looks to pull but gets a faint edge. It goes towards the keeper where Jos Buttler takes a good catch behind the stumps. ENGLAND WIN THE MATCH BY 269 RUNS AND WIN THE SERIES 2-1!

  • 7:26 PM IST

    36.6 Chris Woakes to Jermaine Blackwood, 1 run, Length delivery on off, Blackwood pushes it through mid off for a single.

  • 7:26 PM IST

    36.5 Chris Woakes to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, On a length on middle, Blackwood pushes it to mid on.

  • 7:26 PM IST

    36.4 Chris Woakes to Jermaine Blackwood, FOUR, FOUR! Nice shot! Short and outside off, Blackwood punches it through covers for a boundary.

  • 7:26 PM IST

    36.3 Chris Woakes to Jermaine Blackwood, FOUR, FOUR! Short delivery outside off, Blackwood looks to play an upper cut but gets a top edge. It goes over the slip region towards third man for a boundary.

  • 7:26 PM IST

    36.2 Chris Woakes to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, Good length delivery on off, Blackwood defends it off the back foot.

  • 7:26 PM IST

    36.1 Chris Woakes to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, On a length on middle, Blackwood flicks it towards the leg side.

  • 7:22 PM IST

    35.6 Jofra Archer to Shannon Gabriel, no run, Good length delivery on off, Gabriel keeps it out.

  • 7:22 PM IST

    35.5 Jofra Archer to Jermaine Blackwood, 1 run, On a length on middle, Blackwood flicks it towards square leg for a run.

  • 7:22 PM IST

    35.4 Jofra Archer to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, Length delivery on off, Blackwood punches it through covers but does not take the single.

  • 7:22 PM IST

    35.3 Jofra Archer to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, Archer bowls a bouncer, Jermaine does well to duck under it.

  • 7:22 PM IST

    35.2 Jofra Archer to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, On a good length on off, Blackwood blocks it off the back foot.

  • 7:22 PM IST

    35.1 Jofra Archer to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, Full delivery on off, Blackwood drives it back towards the bowler.

  • 7:17 PM IST

    34.6 Chris Woakes to Shannon Gabriel, no run, Too high this time. Good length ball on middle and leg, Gabriel looks to defend but misses and gets hit high on the pad. Appeal but this time the umpire is unmoved.

  • 7:16 PM IST

    The last man in is Shannon Gabriel.

  • 7:14 PM IST

    34.5 Chris Woakes to Rahkeem Cornwall, out, OUT! LBW! Woakes joins the party and gets a 5-fer! Cornwall does not last long and a very tough Test match for him comes to an end. Poor footwork from Cornwall. Good length ball on off and angling in. Rakheem looks to play but with no foot movement and gets trapped in the crease. The ball hits him flush on the pads. Appeal for LBW and the umpire gives Cornwall his marching order. He too does not review and walks to the pavilion.

  • 7:13 PM IST

    34.4 Chris Woakes to Rahkeem Cornwall, no run, On the leg side, Cornwall looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.

  • 7:13 PM IST

    34.3 Chris Woakes to Rahkeem Cornwall, no run, Outside off, RC leaves it alone.

  • 7:13 PM IST

    34.2 Chris Woakes to Rahkeem Cornwall, 2 runs, Cornwall is off the mark! Length ball around off, Cornwall punches it off the back foot through extra cover and gets a couple.

  • 7:11 PM IST

    Rahkeem Cornwall replaces Shane Dowrich out in the middle.

  • 7:10 PM IST

    34.1 Chris Woakes to Shane Dowrich, out, OUT! LBW! No need to review as it looks plumb! Another one bites the dust and this time it is Dowrich. Woakes has his 4th of the innings and this has been a fantastic spell from him. Picked up from where Broad left off. Fuller around off and nipping back in, Dowrich moves across and looks to defend but he misses and gets hit on the pads. The England players go up in appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Dowrich does not even consider about the review and follows the marching orders.

  • 7:08 PM IST

    33.6 Jofra Archer to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, Archer bowls a bouncer, Blackwood does well to duck under it.

  • 7:08 PM IST

    33.5 Jofra Archer to Jermaine Blackwood, 2 runs, On a length on off, Blackwood punches it through point. The batsmen get two runs.

  • 7:07 PM IST

    33.4 Jofra Archer to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, Length delivery on off, Blackwood plays it to point.

  • 7:06 PM IST

    33.3 Jofra Archer to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, On a good length on off, Jermaine keeps it out.

  • 7:06 PM IST

    33.2 Jofra Archer to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, Full delivery on off, Blackwood drives it to covers.

  • 7:05 PM IST

    33.1 Jofra Archer to Jermaine Blackwood, 2 runs, On a length on off, Blackwood punches it through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.

  • 7:04 PM IST

    32.6 Chris Woakes to Shane Dowrich, no run, Good length delivery on off, Shane defends it off the back foot.

  • 7:04 PM IST

    32.5 Chris Woakes to Jermaine Blackwood, 1 run, Short delivery on middle, Blackwood pulls it towards fine leg for a run.

ENG vs WI, 3rd Test, Day 5, Highlights: Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes Star As England Win Series
England won the three-match series 2-1. (AFP)

England vs West Indies 3rd Test, Day 5

Rain wiped out the fourth day’s play at Old Trafford on Monday to frustrate England’s bid for a series-clinching win over the West Indies and keep Stuart Broad waiting for his 500th Test wicket.

Bad weather meant the whole of the penultimate day’s play in the deciding third Test was washed out, with the umpires finally abandoning any hope of action soon after 4:00 pm (1500 GMT).

England do, however, still have one day left to press for a win that would see them take the three-match series 2-1.

Broad is just one wicket away from becoming only the seventh bowler to join the “500 club” after taking all six West Indies wickets that fell on Sunday.

The 34-year-old paceman returned first-innings figures of 6-31 as West Indies were bundled out for 197 in reply to England’s 369, which included Broad’s dashing 62.

And after England made 226-2 declared in their second innings, featuring Rory Burns’ 90 and fifties from captain Joe Root and Dom Sibley, there was still time for Broad to strike twice by removing John Campbell and nightwatchman Kemar Roach.

That left Broad, controversially omitted from West Indies’ win in the series opener at Southampton, on 499 Test wickets.

The only bowlers with more than 600 Test wickets are a trio of former spinners — Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Australian Shane Warne (708) and India’s Anil Kumble (619).

The only seamers ahead of Broad are his long-time England new-ball colleague James Anderson (589 wickets) and Australia’s Glenn McGrath (563) and the West Indies’ Courtney Walsh (519), both of whom are retired.

West Indies will resume on 10-2, chasing an unlikely victory target of 399.

No side has made more to win in the fourth innings of an Old Trafford Test than England’s 294-4 against New Zealand in 2008.

West Indies, who hold the Wisden Trophy after a 2-1 win over Root’s men in the Caribbean last year, are bidding for their first Test series success in England since 1988.

(Text: AFP)