England thrash West Indies to win first Test

England have beaten West Indies by an innings and 209 runs after just three day’s play at Edgbaston.

West Indies lost 19 wickets throughout the day to score 168 and 137.

Alistair Cook had previously scored a double-century to take to England to 514-8 before their declaration on day two.

Stuart Broad took three wickets in the second innings to overtake Sir Ian Botham’s total and move to 384 Test wickets for England.

Earlier in the day, James Anderson took the wickets of Kieran Powell, Kyle Hope and Roston Chase as West Indies wickets tumbled in the first innings.

Jermaine Blackwood scored the majority of the Windies’ first-innings run, finishing on 79 not out, but only four other batsmen hit double figures.

England enforced the follow-on and the second innings was even worse for West Indies.

Kraigg Brathwaite top-scored with 40 but Chase was the only other batsmen to hit a knock of more than 20.

Broad broke Botham’s record by taking the wickets of Chase and Jason Holder with two successive balls. Shane Dowrich was then bowled by Broad five overs later.

The match came to an end before stumps when Alzarri Joseph was caught by Ben Stokes off Toby Roland-Jones’ bowling.

Cover Photo: Your Out by Graham Dean used under license by CC BY 2.0.

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