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Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 March, 2004, 14:07 GMT
England cruise to Test win
Second Test, Trinidad: England 319 & 99-3 beat West Indies 208 & 209 by seven wickets

Butcher and Thorpe saw England through to victory
England retained the Wisden Trophy after securing a seven-wicket victory over West Indies in the second Test.

Resuming the final day needing 28 to win, England lost a wicket second ball when Nasser Hussain edged Adam Sanford behind for five.

New batsman Graham Thorpe almost fell to the third but Ridley Jacobs was unable to hold onto a low edge.

He finished unbeaten on 13 not out while Mark Butcher hit the winning runs in the fifth over to reach 47 not out.

Thorpe set up the double-quick win by driving three boundaries off an over from Sanford.

Butcher, who was 33 not out overnight, did the same two overs later, a straight drive down the ground finishing the job after 25 minutes of play.

Up 2-0 with two Tests still to play, England avoided a series defeat in the Caribbean for the first time since 1974.

They got their hands on the Wisden Trophy with a 3-1 win at home in 2000.

Victory was set up on a hectic day four as Simon Jones claimed his first Test five-wicket haul to bowl the home side out for 209.

Set 99 to win, England had looked to complete the job on Monday evening, but bad light stopped play after they had blazed to 71-2 in 10 overs.

Butcher, who ground out a vital 61 in the first innings to lead England to a 111-run first innings lead, faced just 45 balls in his second knock, hitting six boundaries.

Fast bowler Stephen Harmison, who claimed 6-61 to reduce the West Indies first innings from 100-0 to 208 all out, gained his second man-of-the-match award of the series.

West Indies: B Lara (capt), C Gayle, Devon Smith, R Sarwan, S Chanderpaul, R Jacobs, Dwayne Smith, T Best, C Collymore, P Collins, A Sanford.

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.

England captain Michael Vaughan
"We couldn't have dreamed we would be in this position"

England's Mark Butcher
"Our bowlers have won the game for us"


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