News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mon. May 4, 2015: The West Indies cricket squad on Sunday bounded back from a losing streak to claim a five wicket win over England in Barbados.
The Windies managed to reach the 192 needed for victory in the third test match at Kensington Oval Sunday evening to win over the English men in a Test for the first time in six years.
Darren Bravo who anchored a fifth wicket stand of 108 with Jermaine Blackwood hit 82 while Blackwood finished on 47 not out.
The first Test in Antigua finished in a draw while England won the second in Grenada last week by nine wickets. West Indies head coach Phil Simmons praised the team for winning and leveling the series.
“I can’t say about [what it means for] West Indies cricket in general but I know for the Test team it’s been huge because the guys have worked hard for the last four weeks,” Simmons told a post-match media conference.
“To have played so well in Antigua and Grenada and not come out with anything, you saw the determination of the guys – especially the bowlers – to come out of this with something so it’s huge for us.”