West Indies vs England 3rd Test Day 4: Anderson, Moeen hand England consolation win

James Anderson three wickets West Indies England 3rd Test Day 4 St Lucia cricket

James Anderson finished with figures of 3-27 off 11 overs

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James Anderson and Moeen Ali took three wickets apiece as England demolished the West Indies by 232 runs on the fourth day of the third Test in St Lucia.

However, despite triumphing in convincing fashion, England still lost the series 2-1.

Starting off the day on 325/4, England added 36 runs to their overnight score before captain Joe Root was caught by Shimron Hetmyer at midwicket off the bowling of Shannon Gabriel for 122, which came off 225 balls and included 10 boundaries.

As soon as Root was dismissed, England declared on 361/5, which set the West Indies a target of 485 to win.

Ben Stokes remained unbeaten on 48, which came off 75 balls and included four boundaries and a six.

Gabriel was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph and Keemo Paul chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing 485 to win, the West Indies lost opener John Campbell on the third ball as he was caught by Moeen at gully off the bowling of Anderson for a golden duck.

Anderson then removed stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo, while Mark Wood took out Shai Hope to leave the West Indies reeling at 31/4.

Roston Chase and Shimron Hetmyer temporarily kept England at bay with a 45-run partnership before Hetmyer was run out by Joe Denly for 19.

Shane Dowrich also made 19 before he was removed by Moeen, while Chase and Roach added 46 runs to the score before Roach was caught by Wood off the bowling of Moeen for 29.

Chase and Joseph kept the scoreboard ticking with a 56-run stand before Joseph was caught by Anderson at mid-on off the bowling of Moeen for 34.

Gabriel fell shortly after and the West Indies ended up being bowled out for 252 when Paul was caught and bowled by Stokes for 12.

Chase was left stranded on 102, which came off 191 balls and included 12 boundaries and a six.

Roston Chase 102 not out West Indies England 3rd Test Day 4 St Lucia cricket

Roston Chase’s fifth Test century went in vain

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Anderson and Moeen picked up three wickets apiece, while Stokes snapped up two and Wood claimed one.

Wood was named Man of the Match for taking six wickets in total.

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