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Woakes: 'I've been trying to improve, it just hasn't worked

Chris Woakes says he has fallen short of his best on England's tour of the West Indies after being handed the responsibility of leading the attack.

While James Anderson and Stuart Broad were sacrificed in a bid to give the side an injection of new energy for the future, the Warwickshire all-rounder was retained as the senior man in a new-look attack.

After labouring away for minimal rewards in Antigua and Barbados, Woakes picked up three wickets in one spell on the second afternoon of the decisive third Test in Grenada.

But, by the time England dragged their weary bodies off the pitch, they had allowed the West Indies to escape from deep trouble at 95 for six and into a promising 28-run lead at 232 for eight.

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