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ST JOHN’S – Cricket legend Sir Viv Richards believes England paid the price for taking the West Indies too lightly, resulting in their shock hammering in the three-Test series.
Sir Viv was at the picturesque ground named in his honour to witness the 10-wicket victory on a sun-kissed third day last Saturday.
“You have to look at it in the cold light of day, England have been outgunned,” said Sir Viv, who applauded the victory from the President’s balcony.
“I don’t think they expected it. I don’t think they expected West Indies to be this competitive. They have played the better cricket and have been in great form, and it has really hurt England. The West Indies are bowling at a pace that, whoever you are in world cricket as a batter, you won’t like it. England haven’t coped at all with it.”
The former West Indies master batsman said he loves what he is seeing from the regional side, led by the world’s No.1 Test all-rounder Jason Holder.
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