Man of the Series in England vs West Indies: Head coaches of both the teams selected a player from the opposition team as the Man of the Series.
During the fifth day of the third Test of the recently concluded West Indies’ tour of England in Manchester, England defeated West Indies by 269 runs to win the three-match Test series 2-1.
Despite brief rain interruptions on the last day of the historic series, English bowlers especially Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad did enough damage to bundle out the opposition for 129 in 37.1 overs.
Congratulations @windiescricket The entire cricketing world owes you big time for being prepared to play that series. 👏
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) July 28, 2020
Broad, who continued his stellar form in the series with drawing first blood in the morning session, dismissed West Indies vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite (19) to register his 500th Test wicket and eventually pick bowling figures of 8.1-1-36-4.
Woakes, on the other hand, persisted with his brilliant record at home on the back of his fourth five-wicket haul. Having registered bowling figures of 11-0-50-5, Woakes now has 81 wickets in 21 home Tests at an average of 22.53 and a strike rate of 43.2.
Who has been declared Man of the Series in England vs West Indies Test series?
As is the custom in Test series in England, both head coached picked a player each from the opposition team as the Man of the Series. While England’s coach Chris Silverwood named West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase as the Man of the Series, West Indies’ Phil Simmons picked the 34-year old Broad.
Congratulations to @StuartBroad8 on reaching 500 test wits hard work does pay off. I still remember you bowling to my son at Bristol when you both were kids.. well done and the sky is the limits next step 600.👍🏿🍾🎊
— Courtney A Walsh (@CuddyWalsh) July 28, 2020
Having picked 16 wickets in two Tests at an average of 10.93 and a strike rate of 22.5, Broad ended the series as its highest wicket-taker. Broad, who won the Man of the Match award in the third Test, had also scored a game-changing half-century in this match.
Talking about Chase, the 28-year old player scored 157 runs at an average of 26.16 and picked 10 wickets at an average of 34 and a strike rate of 56.4.