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West Indies beat England within the first check match at Southampton

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West Indies team vs England in the first test match at Southampton
West Indies workforce vs England within the first check match at Southampton: SkySports

On this troublesome time of the Corona epidemic, the primary match performed between England and the West Indies resulted in an thrilling method. The West Indies, who dominated the primary innings, took a 1-Zero lead within the sequence over England after registering a convincing victory by four wickets within the final session of the fifth day of the primary check match.

Right here is the abstract of the entire check match ranging from England’s poor begin within the return recreation to Worldwide cricket amid coronavirus epidemic and West Indies’s Blackwood scoring large 95 runs within the second recreation to chase down the goal.

England – 1st Inning

Ben Stokes,Ben Stokes test bating, Ben Stokes batting against West Indies
Ben Stokes batting in opposition to West Indies on 2nd Day of 1st Take a look at match in opposition to West Indies at Southampton: Sky Sports activities

Host workforce captain Ben Stokes received the toss and determined to bat first. On the very first day of the match, the sport was affected attributable to rain. Attributable to which solely 17.four overs had been performed on the primary day.

The Caribbean bowlers, who had been touring England within the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic with excessive spirits, tightened their grip from the beginning.

Nonetheless, on the second day of the sport, with the 43 runs from England’s captain Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler’s 35 runs, and Dom Bess’s unbeaten 31, the England workforce was in a position to rating 204 runs.

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Jason Holder celebrating after taking the wicket of Ben Stokes within the first Take a look at match at Southampton: Sky Sports activities

On the similar time, captain Jason Holder from the West Indies took 6 wickets in his 20 overs. Other than Holder, Shannon Gabriel took the remaining four wickets for his workforce.

West Indies – 1st Inning

Kraigg Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite vs England
Kraigg Brathwaite after scoring fifty in opposition to England within the first check match at Southampton: Sky Sports activities

In response to England’s rating, West Indies opener batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell made an excellent begin.

Each the gamers batted fastidiously and added 43 runs for the primary wicket. Campbell was dismissed for 28 whereas Brathwaite performed an excellent half-century scoring of 65 runs.

Other than Braithwaite, Shamrah Brooks contributed 39 runs and Roston Chase added 47 runs for the workforce. Wicketkeeper-batsman Dorich’s 61 to take an important lead of 114 runs of their first inning with scoring 318 runs.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes within the first check vs West Indies at Southampton: Sky Cricket

For England the captain Ben Stokes took four wickets in 14 overs. James Anderson took three wickets, Dom Bess took 2 wickets and Mark Wooden additionally bagged one wicket. Whereas Jofra Archer remained wicketless within the first inning

England – 2nd Inning

Dominic Sibley
Dominic Sibley added 50 runs within the 2nd Inning of the primary check match in opposition to West Indies at Southampton: Sky Sports activities

Within the second innings, the England gamers began batting fastidiously. Opener batsmen Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley, who failed within the first innings, shared a 72-run partnership for the primary wicket.

Burns contributed 42 runs within the second innings whereas Sibley was dismissed for 50 runs. Joe Denly scored 29 runs after each of them had been out. Though Zak Crowley, who got here to bat within the center order, performed an excellent 76-run inning.

The workforce positively turned in direction of an enormous rating, however after the dismissal of captain Ben Stokes, no different gamers within the decrease order might spend extra time on the crease. Ben Stokes was out for 46 in his second innings.

Shannon Gabriel from West Indies vs England on the first test
Shannon Gabriel took wickets vs England within the first check match at Southampton: Sky Sports activities

On this means, all the workforce of England was all out earlier than 315 runs in 111.2 overs earlier than lunch on the fifth day. Within the second innings, probably the most profitable bowler for West Indies was Shanon Gabriel, who dismissed 5 England batsmen. Whereas Roston Chase and Alzarri Joseph acquired two wickets, whereas Holder took just one wicket.

West Indies – 2nd Inning

Jermain Blackwood from West Indies vs England on the first test
Jermain Blackwood enjoying an uppercut shot to Ben Stokes of England at Southampton within the first check match: Sky Sports activities

Within the second innings, West Indies got the goal of 200 runs by England which the West Indies workforce achieved by dropping 6 wickets in 64.2 overs.

Jermaine Blackwood performed a key position in serving to the workforce win. Blackwood batted cautiously for the West Indies after the highest order stumbled at first. He made a shocking 95 off 154 balls which included 12 fours.

On the similar time, wicketkeeper-batsman Dowrich, who performed a half-century within the first innings, contributed 20 runs. Other than this, Roston Chase performed an important inning of 37 runs. Captain Jason Holder (14) and John Campbell (8) remained not out.

What’s subsequent?

West Indies workforce has taken the lead by 1-Zero in three match sequence. Each England and West Indies workforce will transfer to Manchester the place the remaining 2 check matches will probably be performed. The 2nd match will begin on 16th July, adopted by the third check match which is able to begin from 24th July.


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