• Eng vs WI 1st test The first match of the three-match Test series between England and West Indies was played in Southampton in which the Caribbean team defeated the hosts.
• Eng vs WI 1st Test: The first match of the three-match Test series between England and West Indies was played in Southampton. In this very exciting match, the West Indies team won by 4 wickets against strong hosts England and started the series in the best manner. Blackwood was the hero of the victory of the West Indies team in this match, who played a crucial innings of 95 runs for the team while struggling in the second innings. Apart from this, the role of team bowler Shannon Gabriel was also very important who took a total of 9 wickets in both innings of the match. The visiting team has gone 1–0 in the three-match Test series. Gabriel was voted Player of the Match in this match.
The England team suffered a loss in the first Test match under the captaincy of Ben Stokes. Due to the absence of Joe Root, he was made the captain of the team. The fear that was already haunting England, happened there and the Caribbean bowlers did not let the host team’s batsmen run. During this test match played in the midst of the Kovid 19 pandemic, the thrill was at its peak and the cricket fans got to see a great fight.
• Let us tell you that in the first innings of this Test match, England were all out for 204 runs, while the Caribbean team scored 318 runs in the first innings. In this way, the visiting team got a lead of 114 runs. England were all out for 313 in the second innings and the West Indies had a target of 200 runs to win.
West Indies second innings, Black Wood played 95 runs. Chasing the target of 200 runs in the second innings, the Windies team did not have a good start and got the first blow as Kres Brathwaite on the score of 7 runs. After this, Jofra Archer brought England to second success by dismissing Shamur Brooks. Braithwaite scored 4 runs while Brooks was unable to open the account. After this, Mark Wood bowled Shai Hope to a score of 9 and gave the Windies team a third blow.
Roston Chase was caught by Jofra Archer at 37 by Jos Buttler. Daurich had Ben Stokes caught at 20 by Jos Buttler and sent him to the pavilion. Blackwood was caught by Ben Stokes at 95 by James Anderson. In the second innings of this match, Campbell scored 8 runs while captain Holder returned for 14 not out.
England’s second innings, Silbe-Jack’s half-century
Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley have come to the crease to open the innings for England and are batting well. Burns, after playing 104 balls, took his catch off 42 balls to Roston Chase for John Campbell. Gabriel was given the second blow to the hosts and he got Sibley out for 50 at the hands of Daurich. In the second innings, Joe Denley was caught by Roston Chase at 29 by Jason Holder.
Jack Crowley also played a brilliant innings and scored a half-century. Jason Holder scored two successive successes, dismissing skipper Ben Stokes for 46 and Crowley 76 later. Wicketkeeper Jose Butler was bowled by Alzari Joseph and sent back. Gabriel was given a clean bold by Dominic Bess and Ollie Pop. Mark Wood scored on 2 runs while Joffra Archer was caught by Shannon Dowrich on 23 runs. Both of them were dismissed by Gabriel.
West Indies scored 318 runs in first innings, half century innings of Daurich and Brathwaite
For the West Indies, Craig Braithwaite and John Campbell started the innings and the Caribbean team’s first wicket fell as Campbell. He was dismissed by James Anderson at LBW for 28 runs. Sai Base was caught out by Dom Bess at the hands of Ben Stokes. Hope scored 16 off 64 balls. Craig Braithwaite was dismissed LBW by Ben Stokes for 65 runs. The fourth wicket of the Caribbean team fell as Brooks. He was caught by James Anderson at the hands of Jos Buttler for 39 runs.
Captain Holder also gave England the fifth blow. He got Pope caught by Dowrich on the score of 12 runs. After this, the holder added three more wickets to his account. England captain Ben Stokes (43), Jos Buttler (35) and Jofra Archer were sent back to zero by the Windies captain. England’s last wicket fell as James Anderson and he was dismissed by Shannon Gabriel for 10 runs.
England’s playing eleven
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Jack Crowley, Ben Stokes (captain), Ollie Pope, Jose Butler (wicketkeeper), Dominic Bess, Joffra Archer, Mark Wood, James Anderson
West Indies playing XI
John Campbell, Craig Braithwaite, Shamar Brooks, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Germaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (wicketkeeper), Jason Holder (captain), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
Source : JagranHindi