England drew the fifth and final test match of the tour of the West Indies yesterday, and despite a spirited fight lost the series 1-0. It's the first time the Windies have won the Wisden Trophy in nine years, and their first major test match victory in five years.
After a superb batting performance in the morning session England had set Chris Gayle's side a target of 240 in 66 overs for their final innings, largely thanks to Kevin Pietersen's 16th test century and a spirited 61 from Matt Prior. However despite bowling brilliantly and claiming three wickets in the first 19 overs, England couldn't convert their final day dominance into a victory.
'Today we were outstanding,' said England captain Andrew Strauss. 'KP and Matt Prior gave us more overs than we thought were possible. And we did we well to get them eight down on a very flat wicket. I'm proud of the way the team played, but dejected that we could not force a result.'