Cricket: West Indies v England, 3rd Test - Barbados


Last weekend, I just so happened to be in Barbados when England were playing their third and final test match against the West Indies. I took my camera down for days two and three, hoping to capture some action... and I wasn't disappointed. Day two saw 18 wickets fall - an all time record for one day in any test match in the West Indies. A further ten wickets fell on Sunday and the West Indians pushed through to take the victory thanks to solid batting from Bravo and Blackwood.

As per usual, I came home with far too many photos and have found it hard to select which to put in these highlights. Hopefully you will get a taste of the experience...

Stuart Broad - bowled out by Taylor in the 1st innings

Immediately followed by a golden duck from Anderson

Stuart Broad

A fan (from Bellsize Park RFC?) giving the players a spectacle (although the umpire doesn't look too impressed).

OUCH!! Ballance takes a ball in the wrist!

Trott had obviously had one too many Banks beers!

Oohh, the Stokesy-cokey, oohh, the Stokesy-cokey!

Stunning catch by Moeen on the boundary.

Day 3:

Shannon Gabriel - frequently bowling at over 90mph.

Holder smashes Broad's stumps out of the ground for a golden duck.

HOWZAAATTTTT!!!! Is that Michael Jackson getting excited in the slips??

Flamboyant fans from both sides of the Atlantic.

Brathwaite playing a very West Indian shot.

Jordon gets Hope LBW and then catches Brathwaite in the following over.

Samuels clean-bowled by Broad.

Official "Man of the Series", James Anderson.

Anderson flying down the track. 6 wickets in the 1st innings but sadly only 1 in the 2nd.

Moeen, Moeen...

...GONE!!

The test came to its conclusion after only 3 days with West Indies taking the victory by 5 wickets and drawing the series. The 2 days I spent at the sold-out Kensington Oval in Bridgetown were nice enough in their own right but to make the experience even sweeter, I won a bottle of Mount Gay XO rum for tweeting the following photo...

I have thousands of pounds worth of photo equipment but I win a prize for a picture I took on my phone!! Maybe I should get rid of my camera?!

Thanks for taking a look at my blog. Keep your eyes peeled for more photos in the near future!

RB

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