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  1. England win inside three days
  2. England take series 2-1
  3. Westley 44*, Stoneman 40*
  4. West Indies 177: Shai Hope 62
  5. Anderson takes Test-best 7-42
  6. Blofeld completes final TMS stint

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By Stephan Shemilt and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    Stephan Shemilt's match report is here for your perusal. The next cricket for England is a T20 against the Windies at Old Trafford a week today, with a five-match series against them starting a few days later on 19 September, so please join the team then. But from us, for today, cheerio now.

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    BBC App users may need to click the link to see the great Henry Blofeld take a lap of honour around the Lord's boundary before a hugely appreciative crowd.

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC 5 live sports extra

    It just proves the joy that he has brought to so many lives - the voice, the humour. When I was playing, he was always a name and a voice that we spoke about in the dressing room.

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    It's pouring with rain at Lord's now but England have completed a comprehensive nine-wicket win and a 2-1 series victory. It has been a very emotional day with Henry Blofeld's final TMS commentary and you can look back at that here. We would also just like to send our thanks and congratulations to Henry.

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    Video caption: Henry Blofeld retires from TMS commentary box: 'Thank you all for listening!'
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    Fittingly Anderson wrapped up the West Indies innings and finished with a Test-best 7-42. The Lancastrian now has 506 Test wickets to his name.

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    Jimmy should be around for some time to come and he was outstanding again today, here is the key scalp of Shai Hope, giving him a five-wicket haul, which left the Windies in trouble at 155-7.

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    England coach Trevor Bayliss on Ben Stokes, who took 6-22 in the first innings: "Hopefully he can do it a little bit more consistently, and one day take over from Jimmy."

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC 5 live sports extra

    This summer has been exciting for Test cricket and good to cover because there has been some action with the ball. When batsmen have got runs, you've noticed them because it's been tough.

  9. Who will win the Ashes?

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    The teams are very evenly matched, but I think England have the edge. They have the advantage in the all-rounder department. The wicket-keeper batsman is a better player, and they have the best all-rounder in the world.

    When we won in 2010-11, their pace attack was as good as the attack Australia have now. The difference was we had people in supreme nick. It's not that difficult a place to play if you believe in yourself.

    One area Australia will have an advantage over England is Nathan Lyon over Moeen Ali. Moeen doesn't believe in himself, whereas Lyon does. I'd love to be a psychologist and sit down with Moeen over the next few weeks and convince him how good he can be.

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    Sebastian Hart: Lots of negativity about how we are worse than Australia, but aren't the Windies better than Bangladesh........?

    Small Man Peaky: England should win at least one Test. Australia's batting is just as poor as ours. I doubt we'll see a single 5 day Test.

  11. Who will make the Ashes cut?

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC 5 live sports extra

    The batting still needs a look at. Being there at the end will do Westley and Stoneman's confidence the world of good.

    Stoneman goes to Australia; he's shown there's something there. Whether that 40-odd is enough for Westley, we'll see. I think Malan has done enough. England would possibly look back to Gary Ballance.

    Tom Westley (L) and Mark Stoneman
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    England coach Trevor Bayliss on the Ashes squad: "There are two or three positions that will take more time than the others. I can't see us going outside the people we have played in the last 12-18 months.

    "The guys that have come in in the last series or two have been in tough conditions. They have had to do some hard yards. They would have liked to have scored a few more runs, but they've shown something also."

  13. What are England's Ashes prospects?

    England captain Joe Root: "It's important we enjoy this, enjoy tonight and enjoy what a summer it's been. It's a great opportunity for this group of players to do something special down there."

    On his first summer as Test captain: "I've loved it. There have been some blips but when you come back from that as well as we have it makes your team stronger and I think that's what you need ahead of this winter."

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC 5 live sports extra

    This series has surprised us. None of us gave West Indies any chance after Edgbaston. Full credit to them and we're going to see Shai Hope for many, many years. It's been a good series to watch, even though it's finished quickly.

    Joe Root and team mates celebrate
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    West Indies captain Jason Holder: "In the second innings we didn't bat as well as we would have liked but Shai Hope batted extremely well and we have a lot of positives to take.

    "Credit must go to James Anderson. He is a world-class bowler and I'd like to congratulate him on 500 wickets, but I want to urge our guys to keep going."

  16. Holder encouraged by West Indies

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    West Indies captain Jason Holder on TMS: "I'm really proud of the guys. I've seen a lot of fight which I haven't seen for a long time. Hopefully we can carry on putting in some good performances.

    "In recent series, we've won game away from home and we've really competed. We're not too far away from clinching a series win."

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC 5 live sports extra

    This win was so important for this England side. They had to win this Test; they had to win this series. When you look at Joe Root's captaincy, he's done a decent job going into the Ashes.

  18. Captain's view

    England skipper Joe Root: "The guys set the tone this morning and continued throughout the whole day. Jimmy's performance speaks for itself, to be able to hold a length and put guys under pressure is a great skill. He's a massive part of our dressing room and I'm sure he will be for a long time to come."

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC 5 live sports extra

    This morning the game was in the balance. It could have been a tricky chase for England if West Indies got 200 ahead.

  20. 'Emotional' Root says goodbye to Blowers

    England captain Joe Root on Henry Blofeld's retirement: "What a credit he is to the game. I'm quite emotional just talking about it. It will strange not hearing him talking about the game. What a career he has had. We're glad we sent him off with a win."