The West Indies cricket team succumbed to the Englishmen in the second test match in Grenada. This was largely due to a poor batting display on the final day after being well placed overnight on 202 for 2 due to Braithwaite’s undefeated century and a solid knock from Bravo of 69 runs.
However, all this hard work was undone by the veteran fast bowler James Jimmy Anderson who was given the new ball at the start of the final day and knowing that the West Indies were only leading by 37 runs. It wasn’t
long after that he started the undermining process of the West Indies team and with the assistance of Jordan had the opponents struggling ninety minutes into the morning session at 282 for 8 the writing was on the wall and it wasn’t long after the luncheon interval that the innings folded for 307.
Thus setting the Englishmen a mere target of 143 runs for victory which was easily achieved despite the loss of an early wicket winning by nine wickets. Again, the West Indies suffered yet another of its batting collapses and this seems to be an area of concern for sometime as well as Taylor’s last minute omission from the team certainly weakened the bowling attack.
One would hasten to add that with a Kieran Powell in the team and the strategies of new coach Phil Simmons, the West Indies would be a much more competitive team with the likes of Blackwood, Bravo, Braithwaite and Holder emerging.