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England complete 3-0 series win over West Indies

June 19, 2007 18:33 IST
Last Updated: June 20, 2007 00:00 IST


England [Images] completed a 3-0 series win over West Indies [Images] on Tuesday with a seven-wicket victory on the final day of the fourth Test.

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England, set 110 to win, reached 111 for three as Michael Vaughan [Images] (48 not out) steered England home in his first Test series in 18 months after injury.

Left-arm spinner Monty Panesar [Images] took five for 46 in West Indies' second innings' 222 in which Shivnarine Chanderpaul [Images] scoring 70, his sixth successive Test in excess of 50.

Chanderpaul had batted for 17 hours 38 minutes in the series without being dismissed until he was last man out on Tuesday and he is the only batsmanto have gone unbeaten for more than a 1,000 minutes on three occasions.

He holds the world record with an unbeaten sequence of 1,513 minutes in 2002 against India, a series in which he averaged 148.66.

West Indies' hopes of survival faded after lunch when Dwayne Bravo [Images] miscued a lofted straight drive and was caught at mid-off off Panesar for 43. The innings then gradually folded around the seemingly immovable Chanderpaul.

Marlon Samuels (2) was caught at slip off Panesar, who then produced a classical left-arm spinner's delivery that pitched on middle stump and clipped off to bowl Denesh Ramdin (4).

Daren Powell [Images] (4) was caught off Harmison, who then shattered Fidel Edwards' stumps for no score.

Chanderpaul was last out when he tried to slog-sweep Panesar but was bowled when the ball turned and kept low. Panesar finished the series with 23 victims.

In England's innings, openers Alastair Cook [Images] (seven) and Andrew Strauss [Images] (13), who was dropped on 12, went early.

Strauss became the quickest batsman to reach 3,000 Test runs, in three years and 30 days, surpassing South Africa captain Graeme Smith [Images] by a day.

Kevin Pietersen [Images] (28) was caught at slip off Chris Gayle when England were five runs short of victory.



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