West Indies thrashed England by 381 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-Test series. Off-spinner Roston Chase took eight wickets in the second innings
Barbados: Off-spinner Roston Chase claimed a career-best 8/60 as West Indies thrashed England by 381 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-Test series.
Chasing an improbable 628 for victory, England were bamboozled by the 26-year-old part-time spinner Chase on the fourth day at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.
The visitors were bowled out for 246 in 80.4 overs with opener Rory Burns being the top scorer with 84.
The margin of victory was the third highest in terms of runs for the Caribbean side after 425-run win against England in Manchester in 1976 and the 408-run hammering of Australia in 1980 in Adelaide.
"Bitterly disappointed. We are a far better side than we have played this week and we have got to keep remembering how well we have played of late," England skipper Joe Root said after the match on Saturday.
"It is difficult to explain and hard to take. We didn't underestimate them. It just showed how difficult it is to win away from home," he added.
Chase's figures were better than Australian spin legend Shane Warne's best of 8/71.
West Indies captain Jason Holder was named Man-of-the-match for his 202 in the second innings.
"Really good Test match for me personally. To come back the way I have come back, I am really pleased," Holder said.
"I have put in a lot of hard work over the last couple of months trying to get myself back to full fitness. I have had a lot (of emotion) bottled up for a long time" he added.
Holder had missed the recent tour to Bangladesh due to a shoulder injury.
The skipper praised Chase by saying, "He bowled extremely well today. He got the ball in a really good area."
The second Test starts on Thursday in North Sound, Antigua.
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Last Updated Jan 27, 2019, 2:31 PM IST