CONSOLATION WIN England thrash Windies by 232 runs; Chase’s unbeaten ton in vain

Roston Chase struck an entertaining fifth Test hundred to take some of the shine off a clinical England performance, as West Indies crashed to a heavy 232-run defeat in the third and final Test, yesterday.

Asked to chase an improbable 485 after England declared their second innings on 361 for five, 25 minutes after the start of the penultimate day at the Darren Sammy National Stadium, West Indies’ batting capitulated for 252, about 20 minutes before the scheduled close.

Photo: ‘OUCH’: West Indies’ Roston Chase braces from a short pitched delivery during day four of the third Test match against England at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, St. Lucia, yesterday. —Photo: AP