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Joy to Windies


Joy to Windies

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THE “MEDIOCRE” men manhandled the mighty “maguffies” yesterday.

West Indies rolled back the years to when Kensington Oval was a happy hunting ground for the Caribbean cricketers by defeating England by five wickets on Day 3 of a low-scoring match to square the three-match Wisden Trophy Test series 1-1.

Set a modest but tricky 192 for victory after routing England for a meagre second innings total of 123, the hosts, led by a match-winning 108-run fifth-wicket partnership between Darren Bravo and Man Of The Match Jermaine Blackwood, won handsomely with two days to spare.

It was the Windies’ 23rd victory in 51 Tests at Kensington but notably their first against England at the venue since Sir Curtly Ambrose engineered a 164-run win with career-best figures of 8-45 in 1990.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.