England win series with 9-wicket victory over Windies

Zeenews Sport Bureau

Trent Bridge: England defeated West Indies by nine wickets in the 2nd Test to take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match Test series at Trent Bridge with over a day’s play left.

Chasing a target of 108 in their second innings, England reached target losing just one wicket. Andrew strauss departed scoring 45 after he had scored 141 runs in the first innings helping the hosts take a lead of 58 runs. Tim Bresnan was the man of the match picking up 8 wickets in the match.

After winning the toss, Windies had elected to bat first and posted a good total of 370 courtesy centuries by Marlon Samuels (117) and Captain Darren Sammy (106). Tim Besnan took four wickets in the first innings.

In reply England posted 428 runs powered by Andrew Strauss’ 141 and 80 runs by Kevin Pietersen. In the second innings, West Indies batting imploded as the England quicks led by Tim Bresnan ran through the line up in no time to bundle out the visitors for just 165. James Anderson and Bresnan picked up four wickets each as Marlon Samuels (76) provided a bit of resistance.

Batting second England needed 108 to win the openers Strauss (45) and Cook (43*) made light work of the chase to seal the match and the series in favour of the hosts.

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