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banner Monday, 19 June, 2000, 14:06 GMT 15:06 UK
The 1991 series
Englamnd v West Indies 1991
England toast a famous victory at The Oval
A thrilling Test series ended in a 2-2 draw after a fitting climax at The Oval where England came out on top by five wickets, thanks to superb bowling by Phil Tufnell.

The summer had begun with three one-day internationals and the home side were dominant in all three, as they had been three years earlier.

Opener Mike Atherton carried his bat for 69 as they made 175 for nine at Birmingham to win an exciting game by one wicket.

The second game at Old Trafford saw Atherton score 74 in England's 270 for four and West Indies finished nine runs short despite 78 by captain Viv Richards.

The tourists made 264 for nine in their 55 overs at Lord's, but Neil Fairbrother's superb 113 saw England home by seven wickets with 8.5 overs to spare.


Alec Stewart
Alec Stewart: Avoids a Walsh bouncer
The teams moved north to Headingley for the opening Test and England extended their winning streak with a 115-run triumph, despite being bowled out for 198 in their first innings.

Phil DeFreitas took four wickets as West Indies were dismissed for 173 and Graham Gooch then played a superlative innings of 154 not out in England's second innings 252, with Curtly Ambrose claiming six for 52.

The tourists needed 278 to win but DeFreitas and Steve Watkin, the latter one of three new caps in the England side, shared seven wickets as they were bowled out for 162.

The loss of most of the final two days to bad weather ensured the second Test at Lord's ended in a draw, but West Indies gave a much-improved batting performance as Carl Hooper made 111 in their first innings score of 419.


Ian Botham
Ian Botham: Hit wicket bowled Ambrose
Robin Smith's unbeaten 148 in England's 354 all out was even better but they only had time to reduce the tourists to 12 for two before the match came to an end.

West Indies drew level at Trent Bridge where pacemen Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh were the key figures in a nine-wicket win. Ambrose returned figures of five for 74 as England were dismissed for 300 and half centuries by Richards, Gus Logie and Malcolm Marshall enabled the tourists to lead by 97 on first innings.

England made a bad start to their reply and it needed a vital 55 not out by DeFreitas to see them to 211 all out with Walsh claiming four for 64.

It left West Indies needing 115 to win and although Phil Simmons was caught behind for one, Desmond Haynes and Richie Richardson saw them home without further alarm.


Hugh Morris
Hugh Morris: An uncomfortable debut
The fourth Test at Edgbaston saw Glamorgan's Hugh Morris makes his debut for England but he was quickly back in the dressing room as he was caught behind for three off Patrick Patterson.

The home side never recovered and were all out for 188 early on the second day and it took excellent bowling by Chris Lewis (six for 111) to restrict West Indies to 292 in reply, with Richie Richardson scoring 104.

Morris made only one in the second innings before becoming the first of five victims for Patterson as England were all out for 255.

DeFreitas produced an excellent spell to reduce West Indies to 24 for three but Hooper (55no) and Richards (73no) saw them past their target of 152 as they won by seven wickets.

England regrouped for the final Test and the recall of left-arm spinner Tufnell proved an inspired decision as they delighted the home supporters with a five-wicket triumph.


Phil Tufnell
Phil Tufnell: A brilliant performance
Robin Smith again showed his willingness to take on the West Indies paceman with 109 as the home side totalled 419.

The tourists then lost their last seven wickets for just 18 runs as they were bowled out for 176 with Tufnell taking six for 25 from 14.3 overs. Richardson struck 125 as West Indies followed on, but five for 106 from England bast bowler David 'Syd' Lawrence restricted them to 385 all out.

England required 143 to win and the result was in the balance as they struggled to 80 for four before Surrey's Alec Stewart made a composed 38 not out to see them to 146 for five.

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