By Nick Hoult
Surely the end. Scores of 18 and 29 took his average below 30 after 15 Tests. It would have been such a triumph if Denly had enjoyed a later flowering at 34 but it has not worked. Time to move on.
For the fifth successive match he improved his best Test score. His 72 was composed after a couple of early scares and even though he is not the finished article, Crawley deserves to move to three when Root returns.
Tried too hard to impose himself in the first innings and his exit sparked Saturday evening’s collapse. Handled players well, but a little too quick to spread the field in the West Indies run chase and underbowled himself.