First Test Match
Jamaica - Day Four
England 318 (K P Pietersen 97, M J Prior 64, S J Benn 4-77) & 51 (J E Taylor 5-11, S J Benn 4-31) v West Indies 392 (R R Sarwan 107, C H Gayle 104, B P Nash 55, S C J Broad 5-85)
West Indies beat England by an innings and 23 runs
England were bowled out for just 51 in their second innings to slip to an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the West Indies in the first Test in Jamaica.
An inspired spell of bowling from Jerome Taylor, combined with some inept batting, saw the tourists skittled out for their third lowest total in history.
Only Andrew Flintoff managed to reach double figures as the reign of new captain Andrew Strauss started with a shock loss by just the small margin of an innings and 23 runs.
Taylor finished with remarkable figures of 5-11 from nine overs before Sulieman Benn took over to finish the job off with his second four-wicket haul of the match.
The West Indies had earlier been bowled out for 392 in their first innings, giving them a lead of 74 that at the time looked to be crucial on a slow, wearing pitch.
In the end the advantage proved too much for England to overhaul, meaning they were soundly beaten with a day-and-a-session to spare.
The emphatic result was in stark contrast to the last time the two teams met at Sabina Park - England winning on that occasion when Steve Harmison's 7-12 saw the home side knocked over for just 47.
This time the boot was firmly on the other foot, the Windies gaining revenge in some style thanks to a tremendous spell of new-ball bowling from Taylor.
The Jamaican, who had only managed two five-wicket hauls in his previous 22 Tests, tore through the top order - Alastair Cook the first to go when a loose drive was held at the second attempt by Devon Smith at second slip.
After Benn had tempted Ian Bell to cut straight into the gloves of wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin to make it 11-2 at lunch, Taylor continued his torture in the afternoon.
The prized scalp of Kevin Pietersen came soon after the break and in spectacular fashion too, a full out swinger sending the right-hander's off stump cartwheeling backwards.
When Strauss nicked behind to go for nine the writing was on the wall, England then four down for 20. By the end of Taylor's next over it was 23-6 - Paul Collingwood and Matt Prior both bowled off inside edges.
From then on Benn took over, Stuart Broad becoming his second victim of the innings when he turned a short ball off his pads and straight into the hands of Xavier Marshall at short leg.
Ryan Sidebottom hung around long enough to make sure the score surpassed the lowest mark of 45, made against Australia in Sydney in 1886-87, until he was given out leg lbw for six - not even a television referral earning him a repreive.
In desperate times Flintoff attempted to take desperate measures, but lofting two fours off Benn he perished attempting to find the fence again, this time off the rather quicker Fidel Edwards.
The final nail in the coffin came when Steve Harmison was bowled trying to sweep Benn - the 10th wicket sparking wild celebrations from the home fans, who had not seen their side crush opponents in such a manner for many years.
Lost in the carnage was a milestone moment for Broad, who picked up two of the last three wickets to fall in the Windies' first innings to finish with 5-85 - his first five-wicket haul in Test action.
Benn (23) and Brendan Nash, who made 55 from 164 balls, fell to the young seamer and then Harmison helped himself to a late wicket, though not without further controversy concerning the review system.
Daren Powell challenged umpire Tony Hill's decision to give him out caught down the leg side and although television replays suggested daylight between bat and ball, third official Daryl Harper could not provide conclusive evidence.
In different circumstances the moment may have made the headlines - instead England's calamitous start to their Caribbean tour will grab all the attention.