West Indies coach Richard Pybus braced for England fightback
Roston Chase took eight wickets as England slumped to defeat. © AFP

Richard Pybus, coach of West Indies, has warned of a stiff fightback from England in the second Test, who were beaten by 381 runs at Kensington Oval last week.

The part-time spinner Roston Chase bowled West Indies to victory with Test-best figures of 8/60 as England were bowled out for 246. The hosts lead 1-0 heading to Antigua, but Pybus is bracing for a hard response from England. (West Indies vs England, 1st Test: FULL SCORECARD)

“One swallow does not make a summer,” Pybus told reporters on Sunday. “Is it my job to keep their feet on the floor? Absolutely. We have our goals for the series and we have ticked off the first Test. But England will be hurting. They are a quality side and I have huge respect for them. They will come back at us in Antigua. Our game has to be at the highest level for them.”

Pybus singled out Chase for his eight wickets while praising West Indies’ bowling as a whole.

“Chase was wonderful,” he said. “Roston bowled exceptionally well. His control was good, he set good fields and exerted a huge amount of pressure throughout the game with his consistency. But I think the pressure created by the bowing unit was great, which is what happens when you have four good quick bowlers. As a unit they complemented each other. Roston bowled well but when you have pressure at both ends it is pretty tough for the batters.” (READ MORE: England treated Chase with too much respect: Lloyd)

The skipper Jason Holder scored a monumental 202 not out on the same track on which England made 77 in their first innings, pushing him up to No 1 in the ICC’s Test allrounder rankings, which Pybus felt was the difference. (READ MORE: Jason Holder is a legend: Roston Chase)

“We delivered on a gameplan with precision,” he said. “The team kept their cool and did what we have looked to do strategically. That is all credit to Jason. He is a calm and composed guy. It is one thing to lead strategically, it is another to lead with performance. There were many special performances but his was exceptional. It was just an incredible performance.”

The second Test starts January 31.