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England v West indies 1st Test: Windies nudge passed England to go 1-0 up in the series

The West Indies nudged passed England, on the final day of the 1st Test, to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, winning by 4 wickets at the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire today.

 

Match Summary

England 204 all out and 313 all out

West Indies 318 all out and 200 – 6

Result – West Indies won by 4 wickets

Scorecard

 

West Indies captain Jason Holder spoke to members of media after his team’s amazing victory by four wickets over England in the first Test at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Jermaine Blackwood marked his return to team with a brilliant 95 off 154 balls with 12 boundaries in the run chase. Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel made a successful comeback from injury with nine wickets for 137 runs off 36.5 overs in the contest. He took 5-75 in the second innings – the sixth five-wicket haul of his career to earn the Man-of-the-Match award.

This gave West Indies the perfect start to the #RaiseTheBat Series on the Sandals Tour of England 2020. They now move to Manchester for the second and third matches at the Emirates Old Trafford.

“I’m really happy. The boys have worked hard and it’s good to see it pay off. This is one of the best performances, one of the best victories, we've had as a group in Test cricket. We worked really hard. To me, yesterday was probably one of my best days in Test cricket. It was a hard, long toil and the bowlers really put it in. Every time I asked a bowler to come up and give a spell, they came up trumps and gave a massive effort. Credit must be given to everyone ... it was a hard-fought day of Test cricket and we really reaped the rewards at the end,” Holder said after the match.

“I’m happy that Gabriel came back well and Blackwood too. They put their hands up and led the charge. It was a nerve-wracking start after losing quick three wickets and Campbell to injury … but Roston (Chase) and Jermaine put on a good partnership and settled the nerves. From there we could build on.”


Teams

 

England - Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes(c), Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(wk), Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, James Anderson

West Indies- John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Sharmarh Brooks, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich(wk), Jason Holder(c), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel

 

Match Details

Start Time: 11:00

Toss: England won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Officials: Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Michael Gough, Alexander Wharf, Brian Broad

 

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