Panesar bowls England to win

Chester-le-Street, June 19:

England beat the West Indies by seven wickets in the fourth and final Test match at Riverside here on Tuesday, a result that saw the hosts win the series 3-0.

England, set 110 for victory on the last day, finished on 111 for three with skipper Michael Vaughan 48 not out and Paul Collingwood five not out. All-rounder Collingwood, who’d scored 128 in the first innings on his Durham home ground, finished the match by cutting Chris Gayle for four.

Left-arm spinner Monty Panesar, England’s leading bowler of the series with 23 wickets, set up this victory by taking five for 46 as the West Indies were dismissed for 222 in their second innings. Panesar’s haul included West Indies cornerstone Shivnarine Chanderpaul, final man out for 70.

West Indies scored 287 in the first innings riding on Chanderpaul’s century and England replied with 400, thanks to Paul Collingwood’s century.