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banner Monday, 19 June, 2000, 14:06 GMT 15:06 UK
The 1988 series
England v West Indies (1984)
West Indies celebrate victory at Lord's
Malcolm Marshall was the central figure in a series which saw West Indies come close to repeating their total domination of four years earlier.

Marshall claimed 35 wickets at just 12.65 each as captain Viv Richards led the tourists to a
4-0 win in the Test series.

England squandered an opening stand of 125 between Graham Gooch (73) and Chris Broad (54) at Trent Bridge as they were dismissed for 245, with Malcolm Marshall capturing six for 69 and Curtly Ambrose four for 53.

Carl Hooper scored 84 and Richards began the series with 80, but West Indies batted solidly right down the order before declaring on 448 for nine.

England needed to bat well and Gooch proved the saviour with a superb 146, backed up by David Gower's 88 not out, as they totalled 301 for three and the match was halted as a draw.

John Emburey replaced Mike Gatting as England captain for the second Test at Lord's and Graham Dilley snapped up four early wickets as West Indies were reduced to 54 for five, only for Gus Logie's 81 to enable them to reach 209 all out, with Dilley claiming five for 55.


Malcolm Marshall
Malcolm Marshall: England's chief destroyer
England could only muster 165 in reply as Marshall claimed six for 32 and the tourists then took control of the game by scoring 397 in their second innings.

Desmond Haynes made 103 and Logie completed a fine match with 95 not out as England were left with a target of 442 to win.

Allan Lamb batted magnificently for 113 before being run out and Paul Jarvis and Dilley shared a stand of 53 for the last wicket, but the home side were eventually all out for 307 to lose by 134 runs.

The third Test at Old Trafford saw England recall all-rounder David Capel and give Gloucestershire spinner John Childs his Test debut, but the changes had no effect as they were comprehensively beaten by an innings and 156 runs.

Martyn Moxon and Gatting made ducks as England slumped to 98 for seven and they were eventually all out for 135 with Courtney Walsh (four for 46) the most successful bowler.

West Indies replied with 384 for seven declared, Roger Harper top scoring with 74, and then ran through England for just 93 as the incomparable Marshall took seven for 22 from 15.4 overs, the best figures of his 81-Test career.


Chris Cowdrey
Chris Cowdrey: In at the deep end
The home side changed captains again for the fourth Test at Leeds with Chris Cowdrey, the eldest son of former England batsman Colin, given the responsibility of trying to halt the West Indies' momentum.

He lost the toss and was trapped lbw by Marshall for a duck as they were all out for 201 but fine bowling by Essex pair Derek Pringle (five for 95) and Neil Foster (three for 98) meant they only trailed by 74 on first innings.

England were again let down by their batsman, however, as they were dismissed for just 138 and Haynes and Jeffrey Dujon shared an unbroken partnership of 67 and the tourists won the match by 10 wickets.

England shook things up at The Oval with Graham Gooch becoming the fourth captain of the summer and Matthew Maynard and Robert Bailey given their Test debuts in the middle order.


Matthew Maynard
Matthew Maynard: Called up for The Oval
Bailey made a promising 43 in England's 205 all out, but figures of five for 64 by Foster enabled them to lead by 22 as West Indies were hustled out for 183.

Gooch played a captain's innings of 84 but England's second innings total of 202 was not enough and Gordon Greenidge and Haynes each scored 77 as West Indies reached 226 for two with relative ease to take the match by 8 wickets.

England achieved some compensation with a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day series. Gatting's unbeaten 82 enabled them to pass a target of 217 in a six-wicket win at Edgbaston, but it was the bowlers who excelled at Headingley where West Indies were dismissed for just 139; Pringle taking three for 30, in reply to the home side's 186 for eight.

The third match was another low-scoring affair with the tourists managing just 178 for seven in their 55 overs and England making 180 for three with five overs to spare.

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