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England thrashed West Indies by 269 runs to seal the three-match series 2-1. The hosts had lost the series-opener by four wickets before bouncing back in style to win the following two games and win the series in style.

West Indies were on the backfoot in the game right after failing to deliver with the bat in the first innings. After England scored 369, the visitors were all out for just 197. The hosts then piled up 262 for 2 (declared) in their second innings to set the visitors an improbable target of 399 runs.

In reply, West Indies started disastrously and ended day three on 10 for 2 before the fourth day was completely washed out. However, rain could not avoid a defeat for the Jason Holder-led side. Rain played spoilsport on the final day too as the morning session was forced to a premature end but England managed to reduce West Indies to 84 for 5.

Rain played spoilsport in the second session too but England’s bowlers made sure that West Indies do not keep fighting for long. The Caribbean outfit kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually all out for 129. Chris Woakes starred with the ball by picking up 5 wickets while veteran Stuart Broad picked 4 after his 6-wicket haul in the first innings.

World Test Championship Points Table:

England have crossed the 200 point-mark after winning the third Test and gaining 40 points. They have become the third team after table-toppers India and second-placed Australia to cross the 200-point mark. The Joe Root-led side is currently third in the points table. On the other hand, West Indies is routed at the seventh spot with 40 points.

Here is the updated ICC World Test Championship Points Table:

Rank Team Series Played Matches Played Matches Won Matches Tied Matches Drawn Matches Lost Points
1 India 4 9 7 0 0 2 360
2 Australia 3 10 7 0 1 2 296
3 England 3 11 7 0 1 4 226
4 New Zealand 3 7 3 0 0 4 180
5 Pakistan 2 5 2 0 1 2 140
6 Sri Lanka 2 4 1 0 1 2 80
7 West Indies 2 5 1 0 0 4 40
8 South Africa 2 7 1 0 0 6 24
9 Bangladesh 1 3 0 0 0 3 0

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