England level Test series despite Brooks and Blackwood 50s


    Stuart Broad marked his return to the England starting XI with a six-wicket match haul to help defeat the West Indies and level the three-match Test series 1-1.

    Broad took three vital wickets as West Indies fell short of their 312-run target in the fourth innings at Manchester.

    Shamarh Brooks (62) and Jermaine Blackwood (55) provided some resistance after the top order contributed just 37 runs for four wickets.

    Their partnership moved the visitors to 137/4 but after Blackwood lost his wicket, the remainder of the batting line up fell cheaply.

    Jason Holder made 35 however West Indies slumped to 198 all out.

    Man of the Match went to Ben Stokes who made 176 and 78, while taking three wickets in the game.

    The third and deciding Test will be played at the same venue from July 24th to 28th starting at 6AM T&T daily on each day.