West Indies win series at last

Published: Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 16:33 [IST]
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Trinidad: England have lost the Test series against the West Indies - after the Fifth Test in Trinidad ended in a thrilling draw.

England needed to win the Test to level the series 1-1, but the Windies hung on for a nail-biting draw, as England's bowlers failed to take the last two wickets.

The day started with England chasing runs in order to give their bowlers a chance to bowl out the opposition.

Captain Andrew Strauss declared at lunch on 237-6, after Kevin Pietersen had made 102.

The West Indies were given a target of 215 in two sessions to win - and after losing three wickets before tea - it became a question of whether England could take the remaining seven wickets they needed to win the match.

England could only manage five more in the final session, as the Windies closed on 114 for eight - giving them their first series win since 2004.

The two sides now face each other in a Twenty20 match, followed by a five match one-day series.

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