Joe Root’s captaincy hangs by a thread as West Indies clobber England

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  • Third Test, day three: England 204 & 103-8; West Indies 297
  • Embarrassing batting collapse leaves Root under more pressure

Uninspired with the ball and shown up when it was their turn to bat, England will head into the fourth day in Grenada staring at a series defeat to West Indies and what could easily prove Joe Root’s last as captain of the Test team.

Root dutifully soldiered on after the Ashes due to a lack of alternatives and claimed progress was made during two turgid draws in Antigua and Barbados. Yet with the third Test in the balance and the series on the line, his players produced a performance to rank below anything during this winter of discontent.

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Written by Ali Martin at the Grenada National Cricket Stadium
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