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Dominant England clinch series

Set 108 for victory on the fourth day,England finished on 111 for one.

England beat West Indies by nine wickets to win the second Test with more than a day to spare at Trent Bridge,on Monday and take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in this three-match series.

Set 108 for victory on the fourth day,England finished on 111 for one. England captain Andrew Strauss,who made 141 in the first innings to follow his hundred in the five-wicket first Test win at Lord’s,was out for 45 when he chipped part-time spinner Marlon Samuels to short extra-cover with his side just 19 runs short of victory.

But fellow left-hander Alastair Cook (43 not out) and Jonathan Trott (17 not out) completed the win. Earlier,Samuels made a dashing 76 not out,top-scoring for the tourists for the second time in the match after his first innings 117.

However,he merely delayed the inevitable and this loss extended West Indies’ winless run in England to 16 Tests,with 14 defeats and two draws. West Indies were all out for 165 in their second innings shortly after lunch.

Bresnan makes it 13-in-13

Tim Bresnan took four wickets for 37 runs in 17 overs for a Test-best match haul of eight for 141,while James Anderson was close behind his fellow paceman with a second innings return of four for 43 in 20.1 overs.

This victory meant Bresnan had been on the winning side in all his 13 Tests. Considering West Indies resumed on their overnight 61 for six,their second innings total represented a considerable recovery.

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Brief scores (Day 4,Lunch): WI 370 & 165 all out in 60.1 overs (M Samuels 76*,D Sammy 25,D Bravo 22,T Bresnan 4/37,J Anderson 3/41) vs England 428 & 111/1 in 30.4 overs (A Cook 43*,A Strauss 40,M Samuels 1/18)