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  1. W Indies seal victory inside four days
  2. Part-time off-spinner Chase takes 8-60
  3. England's joint-seventh heaviest defeat in runs
  4. Burns 84, Stokes 34, Bairstow 30
  5. Buttler 26, Root 22, Moeen makes pair
  6. England chasing notional 628 to win
  7. WI take 1-0 lead in three-Test series

Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    That's it for this live text of the first Test between West Indies and England in Barbados.

    Thanks for joining us over the last four days, it's been a pleasure.

    Matt Henry's report of West Indies' superb victory and England's dismal defeat is here.

    The scorecard is here.

    The Test Match Special podcast will be available later here.

    And join us for the second Test in Antigua from 13:15 GMT on Thursday.


  2. We can't blame preparation - Root

    More from Joe Root on the TMS podcast, speaking about England's preparation: "I honestly think that is an excuse. The guys go year in, year out and have the same amount of preparation. We’ve had good tours and bad tours, started series well and not. I don’t think it’s through the preparation.

    "The guys worked extremely hard over those four days and we got as much out of them as possible. The guys did a lot of work around the game itself, not just skill work but physical work. They did everything they could to be ready.

    "We felt we made the most of that. It’s part and parcel of the calendar – it’s very similar for other sides when they come over to England. It is not a reason for a performance like that."

  3. Post update

    Root has got to hope Anderson and Stokes aren't absolutely banjaxed after their efforts though.

  4. 'We have to come back very strong, very quickly'

    England captain Joe Root told the TMS podcast: "It’s been a strange four days. Very disappointing. We have played way below our potential. We have to remember that there are still two games left in this series and we have to come back very strong, very quickly, learn a few lessons and give the credit to the West Indies.

    "In a way, we have to learn from some of the stuff they did too. We applied ourselves brilliantly with the ball - the guys put absolutely everything into the performance. For Anderson and Stokes to bowl how they did for a long period of time shows a great amount of skill and courage."

  5. England players must be 'tough'

    England coach Trevor Bayliss, speaking to Sky Sports, on England's lack of match practice before the series: "I would like to play some first-class games before. But when you've only got four days scheduled, it's difficult to give everyone a game.

    "It's more of the mindset thing. Be tough about it: 'You're not going to get me out.'"

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  7. 'I can't explain it'

    England coach Trevor Bayliss on Sky Sports: "You lose one wicket and that's the beginning of a collapse in any game.

    "We've got to work out the difference when we lose one wicket and the next wicket puts on a partnership, and when we lose the next eight or nine very quickly. Before a game it's no different to when we've been successful. I can't really explain it. We'll try and get to the bottom of it."

    Joe Root
  8. Post update

    I get the feeling England fans are pretty tired of their side having to take an absolute kicking before they "kick into gear".

  9. 'It kicks us into gear'

    England coach Trevor Bayliss on Sky Sports: "The previous times we've done this, it's kicked the boys into gear and they've come out played well in the next match.

    "I hope they've not been taking it easy. We'll have to have a chat about this. Is there a difference with our thinking?"

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    Rae: A thrashing, I am almost speechless, almost. A PART-TIME spinner takes 8-60 against what must now be considered one of the weakest and most poorly prepared teams ever to tour the West Indies!

  11. 'They broke down our techniques'

    England coach Trevor Bayliss on Sky Sports: "They did the hard yards this morning. Then the second session onwards was a bit like the first innings. A number of guys got starts.

    "West Indies put us under pressure from the point of view of the length they bowled - and that broke down some of our techniques. And some of our shot selection wasn't great.

    "You don't need a perfect technique to score runs in this game, but it's about using it at the right time. We've been lacking in that department."

  12. Post update

    Adil Rashid had figures of 0-56 in 17 overs in the first innings.

    He had figures of 0-61 off just nine overs in the second innings.

    Moeen Ali and Rashid were almost un-bowlable against Jason Holder at times.

    England got it wrong.

  13. 'We thought we could get 20 wickets'

    England captain Joe Root on Sky Sports: "We looked at that wicket and we thought that was an attack that could take 20 wickets on that surface. I hold my hand up and we might have got it wrong on this occasion."

  14. Post update

    Oh definitely, the hosts were superb here.

    They applied themselves well in the first innings until they were undone by a superb spell from the most successful fast bowler in Test history.

    And when Kemar Roach found he had the beating of England's batsmen, he expertly got inside their minds to help skittle the tourists for 77.

    The Test may have already been won at that point but then Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich ruthlessly ground England into the dirt.

    And Roston Chase was the unlikely hero today. Excellent performances all round and they should have every confidence that they can win the series.

    Roston Chase
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    DaneLeP: England just beat India (number one Test team in the world) convincingly at home, and whitewashed Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, one of the hardest places to play v the hosts. Yes England were poor, but give credit where it is due. West Indies were fantastic in every way.

  16. Post update

    How many times does Joe Root have to say "It doesn't make us a bad side" before England are a bad side?

  17. 'It doesn't make us a bad side'

    England captain Joe Root on Sky Sports: "At no point will we underestimate these guys; we haven't so far. It just shows how difficult it is to win away from home.

    "There are some guys that are hurting. It's about picking ourselves up very quickly. We've got to learn very quickly.

    "It doesn't make us a bad side overnight. We've done some very good things this winter. That has to stay with us - and take the belief and fight that we showed in the field. It will show a strength of character to come back from that."

  18. Post update

    You are just not going to win Test matches if only one of your top seven averages over 40.

    Rory Burns can perhaps be excused, given he is just starting out in Test cricket.

    For the rest, those averages are damning.