London: Part-time off-spinner Roston Chase took eight wickets as West Indies crushed England by 381 runs in the first in Barbados on Saturday.
Chase seized his chance to shine in the absence of any specialist spinner in the team, picking up a test-best eight for 60 at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.
West Indies, rank underdogs in the three-match series, bowled out England for 246 in the second innings after dismissing them for 77 in the first.
They won with more than a day to spare in what can only be termed a shambolic display by the visitors, who were coming off a summer series win over number one ranked India.
The England top-order all got starts in the second innings but only opener Rory Burns (84) turned it into a big score.
“Bitterly disappointed,” England captain Joe Root said in an on-field interview.
“We’re a far better side than we’ve played this week and we’ve got to keep remembering how well we have played of late.”
Statisticians reached for the record books to put the result into historic perspective, revealing only two occasions when the Windies won by bigger margins by runs.
West Indies first innings: 289
England first innings: 77
West Indies second innings: 415/6 decl
England second innings (O/n: 56-0):
R Burns b Chase84
K Jennings c Holder b Joseph14
J Bairstow c Hope b Gabriel30
J Root c Bravo b Chase22
B Stokes lbw Chase34
J Buttler c Campbell b Chase26
M Ali c Holder b Chase0
B Foakes c Hetmyer b Chase5
S Curran st Hope b Chase17
A Rashid c Brathwaite b Chase1
J Anderson (not out)4
Extras (B-4, NB-2, W-3)9
Total (80.4 overs, all out)246
Fall of wickets: 1-85, 2-134, 3-143, 4-167, 5-215, 6-217, 7-218, 8-228, 9-234.
Bowling: K. Roach 14-3-58-0, S Gabriel 16.5-2-55-1, J Holder 12-6-24-0, R Chase 21.4-2-60-8, A Joseph 12-4-35-1, J Campbell 4.1-0-10-0.