It was probably fitting that the series should be clinched with a six.

It was probably reflective of the balance of power that John Campbell, playing his second Test, should thrash a delivery from James Anderson, playing his 147th, over wide mid-on to wrap up a three-day victory. It underlined the dominance of West Indies and illustrated the confidence they have in their themselves. It was the young and strong mauling the ageing and decaying.

It’s taken seven days to settle this series. One week to prick the bubble of this ‘new’ England and the silly talk of ‘total cricket’. One week to revive hopes in the Caribbean game.

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