Monty Panesar took five wickets, including marathon man Shivnarine Chanderpaul, as England completed a 3-0 series victory against the West Indies with a seven-wicket win in the fourth and final Test at Riverside here on Tuesday.
England, set a target of 110 to win, survived a couple of scares before finishing on 111 for three after West Indies quick Daren Powell struck either side of tea on the final day to dismiss Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss.
Michael Vaughan, the England captain, was 48 not out and Paul Collingwood, who’d scored 128 in the first innings five not out after he hit the winning runs on his Durham home ground.
Kevin Pietersen (28) fell shortly before the finish after adding 76 with Vaughan.
Earlier, left-arm spinner Panesar took five for 46, the sixth time he had taken five or more wickets in a Test innings, in West Indies second innings total of 222.
Chanderpaul, who had batted for nearly 18 hours since last being dismissed this series, was the final man out for 70, bowled sweeping against Panesar.
The 32-year-old Guyanese left-hander ended the series with an average of 148.66 but rarely received the support his batting endurance deserved.
Dwayne Bravo, not a naturally defensive player, decided to take the attack to England and when Panesar came on, in the seventh over after lunch, he lofted him over his head for four. His 43 featured nine boundaries and he put on 68 with Chanderpaul. But West Indies were now only 49 in front with five wickets left.
Chanderpaul soldiered on, completing a 127-ball fifty. It was his fifth successive fifty of the series after he made 74 in the drawn opener at Lord’s, 50 and 116 not out in England’s 60-run third Test win at Old Trafford and 136 not out in the first innings of this match.
Significantly, he missed West Indies innings and 283-run defeat, their heaviest innings loss in Test cricket, in the third Test at Headingley with a knee injury.
England won toss
West Indies 1st inns 287 (S CHanderpaul 136*, D J BRavo 44; R J Sidebottom 5-88)
England 1st inns 400 (P D Collingwood 128, M J Prior 62, Extras 51; F H Edwards 5-112)
West Indies 2nd inns (overnight 83-3)
C H Gayle c Prior b Hoggard 52
D S Smith lbw b Hoggard 0
*D Ganga c Prior b Hoggard 6
R S Morton b Panesar 7
S Chanderpaul b Panesar 70
D J Bravo c Sidebottom b Panesar 43
M N Samuels c Collingwood b Panesar 2
†D Ramdin b Panesar 4
D B L Powell c Vaughan b Harmison 4
F H Edwards b Harmison 0
C D Collymore not out 16
Extras (b1, lb12, w2, nb3) 18
Total (all out, 64 overs) 222
Fall: 1-7, 2-15, 3-38, 4-94, 5-162, 6-169, 7-175, 8-188, 9-194
Bowling: Sidebottom 15-4-40-0; Hoggard 11-4-28-3 (1w); Harmison 20-2-92-2 (3nb, 1w); Panesar 16-2-46-5; Pietersen 2-0-3-0England 2nd inns
A J Strauss b Powell 13
A N Cook c Bravo b Powell 7
*M P Vaughan not out 48
K P Pietersen c Samuels b Gayle 28
P D Collingwood not out 5
Extras (b4, nb6) 10
Total (3 wkts, 21.4 overs) 111
Did not bat: I R Bell, †M J Prior, R J Sidebottom, S J Harmison, M S Panesar, M J Hoggard
Fall: 1-16, 2-29, 3-105
Bowling: Edwards 7-0-46-0 (6nb); Powell 7-0-38-2; Samuels 4-0-12-0; Gayle 3.4-0-11-1
Result: England won by 7 wickets
Series: England won the 4-Test series 3-0
Man of the Match: Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Players of the Series: Monty Panesar (England) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies)
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and B F Bowden (New Zealand). TV umpire: N J Llong. Match referee: A G Hurst (Australia)
Previous matches: May 17-21 1st Test Lord’s, match drawn. May 25-28 2nd Test Leeds, England won by an innings and 283 runs. June 7-11 3rd Test Manchester, England won by 60 runs.More on:Daren Powell, england, Kevin Pietersen, Michael Vaughan, monty panesar, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, West Indies
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