Obviously, England would strike back after the defeat at Southampton and in the end, they not only bounced back at Old Trafford but bagged the series at Oval.


There might be a school of thought that despite winning the toss at Old Trafford and Oval, Jason Holder’s decision to field was not correct, but the way, West Indian batters failed to counter the swing and pace of England bowlers, the opposite decision might not have made a big difference.

Stuart Broad became the new member of 500-club, while there had been some impressive batting from Ollie Pope, who along with Jos Buttler stabilized the ship on Day 1. On Day 2, there were jitters but that man Broad pulled the innings out of the mud and his swashbuckling half-century set the tone for the rest of days.


England would win if they keep practicing and this is not a surprise!

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