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Last Updated: Sunday, 14 March, 2004, 16:48 GMT
England storm to Test win
First Test, Jamaica, day four:
West Indies 311 & 47 lost to England 339 and 20-0 by 10 wickets

Steve Harmison
England won the first Test against West Indies by 10 wickets following a sensational seven-wicket haul by Steve Harmison in Jamaica.

The fast bowler's perfect line and length was too good for the West Indies batsmen as they capitulated to their lowest ever Test total of 47.

Harmison became the most successful bowler in Sabina Park history when he took 7-12 as he stunned the home crowd.

England wrapped up an unbelievable win before lunch to lead the series 1-0.

Michael Vaughan and Marcus Trescothick had an easy job of hitting the 20 runs needed for victory.

West Indies had started the day on eight without loss but they were still 20 runs behind England's first innings score.

Opener Chris Gayle was the first to go and the start of Harmison's haul when he was brilliantly caught by Graham Thorpe high above his head at third slip for nine.

Ramnaresh Sarwan became Harmison's next victim and completed a Test match pair.

He was rather unfortunate though as he was given lbw by Australian umpire Daryl Harper to a delivery which appeared to be passing over the stumps.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul came in next, promoted up the order to protect Lara's dislocated little finger.

But he lasted a mere seven balls before also falling without scoring. He played forward and an under-edge bounced under the bat, between his legs and onto the stumps to give Harmison his third wicket.

Out strode Lara but incredibly he also went for a duck, when Matthew Hoggard, who had played a supporting role until then, teased him into an attempted drive which was edged to Andrew Flintoff at second slip.

The Yorkshire seamer followed that success with a superb reaction catch off his own bowling to remove opener Devon Smith, scorer of a first innings century, for 12.

The West Indies were left reeling on 21-5, still seven runs behind England.

Ridley Jacobs played positively, hitting 15 off 21 balls, before Harmison pounced once again as Hussain ran from short leg to claim a gloved catch.

Two balls later Harmison claimed his fifth victim when Tino Best edged behind to wicket-keeper Chris Read.

Adam Sanford and Fidel Edwards were both caught by Marcus Trescothick - the first of seven slips posted - as Harmison wrapped up the tail.

There was huge celebrations among the England fans but stunned silence from the home crowd, who had come to the ground on Sunday expecting something rather different.


West Indies: B Lara (capt), C Gayle, Devon Smith, S Chanderpaul, R Hinds, R Sarwan, R Jacobs (wkt), A Sanford, T Best, C Collymore, F Edwards.

England: M Vaughan (capt), M Trescothick, M Butcher, N Hussain, G Thorpe, A Flintoff, C Read (wkt), A Giles, S Jones, M Hoggard, S Harmison.

Umpires: B Bowden (NZ) & D Harper (Aus).

Match referee: M Procter (SA)


WATCH AND LISTEN
England captain Michael Vaughan
"It was a fantastic team effort"


England's Steve Harmison
"I can't believe what's just happened"



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