Five or six overs cost us the game – Phil Simmons

West Indies coach Phil Simmons has pinpointed five or six overs during the course of the second Test in the #raisethebat Series at Old Trafford, that were the catalyst for the visitors ending 113-run losers.

The West Indies began day five of the second Test with the ball and a 214-run deficit, but were quickly put under pressure by the big-hitting Ben Stokes, whose, quickfire unbeaten 78 ballooned that lead to 311 with just 11 overs played.

Then Stuart Broad, 3-42, Chris Woakes, 2-34, Dom Bess, 2-59, Stokes, 2-30, and Sam Curran, 1-30, combined to dismiss the West Indies for 198.

“I think in the five days we played some good cricket,” said Simmons.

“For me, we lost control of the game in five or six overs with the new ball yesterday evening,” he said.

At the time Simmons referenced, the West Indies, in their first innings, replying to England’s 469, were 240-4 when things fell apart very quickly.

“We were in a place where we were in a good position to bat through the day and through some of today and close off the game, but a spell from Broad there is where we lost the game. We lost our way there and we couldn’t hold it back,” said Simmons.

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