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5th test drawn; west indies win series

 England's Alastair Cook left, Paul Collingwood, second from left, and England's wicket keeper Matt Prior, third from left, make a successful LBW appe...

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England's Alastair Cook left, Paul Collingwood, second from left, and England's wicket keeper Matt Prior, third from left, make a successful LBW appe...

West Indies endured nervous moments to cling for a series-clinching draw against England with eight wickets down on the final day of the fifth and final test at the Queen's Park Oval on Tuesday.
The home team, set a target of 240 to win off 66 overs, preferred to defend and just avoided defeat at 114-8.
West Indies won the five-match series 1-0 and regained the Wisden Trophy for the first time since 2000. The series victory was West Indies' first against any opponent since June 2004 when it defeated Bangladesh at home.
Vice captain Denesh Ramdin was at the end with an unbeaten 17 off 87 deliveries in two hours. Fidel Edwards, who helped save the third test in Antigua with a similar last-gasp stand, was 1 not out off eight balls.
Offspinner Graeme Swann took 3-13 while fast bowler James Anderson (3-24) and left-arm spinner Monty Panesar (2-34) were also impressive for England.
Earlier, Kevin Pietersen's magnificent 102 off 92 balls stretched England's overnight score from 80-3 to 237-6 before declaring on the stroke of lunch.
Matt Prior contributed 61 off 49 deliveries and his quickfire stand of 106 with Pietersen set up England's declaration.
The visitors' quest for an unlikely win began positively as Anderson claimed Lendl Simmons for 8 with brilliant assistance from Paul Collingwood, who pouched a magnificent diving catch at second slip.
Swann soon removed the other opener Devon Smith as he was lbw swinging across the line on 17.
Swann claimed Ramnaresh Sarwan for 14 at 58-3 as England sniffed a chance. Sarwan edged a low catch to slip where Collingwood again grabbed a tough chance.
Collingwood and Swann almost made it two wickets in two balls when Shivnarine Chanderpaul nervously edged his first delivery but it just failed to carry to slip.
Left-handers Ryan Hinds and Chanderpaul took tea nervously at 78-3 but England pegged away in the final session.
Swann claimed the prize wicket of Chanderpaul for 6, while Anderson removed Brendan Nash on 1 and Panesar got rid of Hinds for 20 as West Indies slipped to 90-6 with 23 overs remaining.
Chanderpaul and Nash were plainly leg before wicket while Hinds seemed unlucky to be given out to a first-slip catch off bat and pad.
Ramdin and injured captain Chris Gayle defied England for 81 balls in a seventh-wicket stand of 17 before Panesar got another lbw verdict against Gayle with 9.2 overs remaining.
Anderson produced a wicked inswinging yorker to castle Daren Powell for a duck to keep England in the hunt.
But Ramdin and Edwards batted out the final 19 deliveries with a few alarms to secure the draw and the series win.