England took 19 wickets in a day to send West Indies tumbling to a humbling defeat by an innings and 209 runs in the first test on Saturday, setting the scene for what could be a painful series for the tourists.
Stuart Broad revelled in surpassing his hero Ian Botham after moving to second on the list of England's all-time leading Test wicket-takers as his side continued their build up to the Ashes with a crushing win over West Indies. Now, with the wicket of Shane Dowrich in West Indies' second innings, he surpassed Botham's tally of 383 Test wickets.
In all, 19 wickets tumbled as England eased to a 1-0 lead in the three Test series, which resumes with the second day-night Test series Friday in Leeds, England.
England had declared its first innings at 514 for eight, a total built on Alastair Cook's 243 and captain Joe Root's 136.
He now has only 35-year-old team-mate James Anderson (492) in front of him.
"First of all I don't think the team that was selected was the right team - they've got to have a specialist spinner in the team because medium-pacers on pitches like the one at Edgbaston aren't going to work".
West Indies problems in Test cricket away from home are nothing new. "It was probably the best 40 minutes of bowling I've had this summer", he said.
He added: "I'll be 33 in 2019".
Anderson was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Roland-Jones and Stuart Broad snapped up two wickets apiece.
"I never saw any aggression from the West Indies players throughout the three days".
West Indies' batsman Jermaine Blackwood plays a shot during his unbeaten half-century during the first Test against England at Edgbaston on Saturday.
Meanwhile Cook told BBC's Test Match Special, "It's always nice to win and contribute with a big score".
"I will be politely suggesting that I will have sufficient rest in September and October to be available for the next two Tests against West Indies", said Broad.
The wickets kept tumbling with only Blackwood, who drove Roland-Jones for two stylish straight fours, offering any sort of resistance.
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"This winter is a hugely exciting one", said Broad who, along with Anderson, will again be a pivotal figure in England's attack this winter. The pair were just as risky, if not more so, when the ball got older and began to reverse. One stumbling block for next summer will be that a later start time here would not be popular with Indian broadcasters given the time difference between the two countries would mean the Test finishing in the early hours of the morning in Asia. And he has given a lot back to this team.
The West Indies, who dominated the long format in the 1970s and 1980s, last won a Test in England 17 years ago.
"We talk about being ruthless", Root said. I do feel light in my run-up, I think the most important thing is that I make the batsmen play pretty much every ball.