Southampton Test:: Match result came on the 5th day of the first Test between England and West Indies. The Windies defeated the English team by 4 wickets. With this, Jason Holder’s team took a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. Jermaine Blackwood, who was the hero of the match on the last day, played with Shander 95 runs. Roston Chase, who contributed 37 runs. Joffre Archer took 3 wickets for England.
— ICC (@ICC) July 12, 2020
Earlier, hosts England were all out for 313 runs in their second innings on Sunday, the fifth and last day of the Test match, giving the West Indies the target of 200 runs to win the match.
England scored 204 runs in the first innings while West Indies scored 318 runs in the first innings. On this basis, West Indies had a lead of 114 runs. England’s team was able to get a lead of 199 runs in the second innings.
England started playing on 284 runs for 8 wickets on their fourth day. Joffre Archer scored 5 and Mark Wood extended his innings by one run. The ninth blow to the hosts was Wood as the score of 303 runs. After this,
Archer also went on to score 313 runs of the team. Wood scored two runs off 18 balls and Archer contributed 23 runs with the help of 4 fours in 35 balls. From the West Indies, Shannon Gabriel took five, Roston Chase and Alzari Joseph two each while captain Jason Holder took one wicket.
England vs West Indies first test 2020 fourth day
By the end of the fourth day of the Southampton Test, England had scored 284 runs, losing 8 wickets, with Jofra Archer and Mark Wood standing at the crease.
Southampton test the end of the fourth day of the first Test between England and West Indies, the hosts have scored 284 runs, losing 8 wickets in their second innings. In this way, England has now taken a lead of 170 runs.
We lead by 170 runs at the end of Day 4.
All to play for on the final day.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 11, 2020
Jofra Archer 5 and Mark Wood scored 1 run and were at the crease. Shannon Gabriel showed his bowling feat in the second innings as well and sent 3 England batsmen back to the pavilion.
Roston Chase and Aljari Joseph got 2-2 wickets and captain Jason Holder got 1 wicket. In response to England’s first innings total of 204, the West Indies scored 318 runs.
The West Indies have kept the pressure on England in the first cricket Test and their batsmen did not get a chance to play freely.
Determined batting put England on the front foot for the first time in the match until West Indies fought back with five wickets in the last 15 overs of the day.#ENGvWI REPORT 👇 https://t.co/jeiN7LXoeB pic.twitter.com/hURolxAyy8
— ICC (@ICC) July 11, 2020
Jacques Crowley contributed the highest 76 runs. Dom Sibley of England became a victim of Shannon Gabriel by scoring 50 runs, he held his catch in the hands of Shane Norwich.
Captain Ben Stokes scored an innings of 46 off 79 balls, he was dismissed by captain Jason Holder of the opposition team.
The first session was also very slow and boring. In this, the only wicket in the form of Burns was returned which caught John Campbell in the backward point off the ball of Roston Chase. He scored 42 runs in 104 balls.
England started the third day’s score on the Rose Bowl without an audience, playing 15 runs without any loss. In the morning the batsmen were playing so slow that at one time 3 runs were scored in 9 overs. In the first session, only 64 runs were scored in 30 overs.
England vs West Indies first test 2020 third day
Southampton Test: On the third day of the Southampton Test, West Indies scored 318 runs in the first innings, in response to which England have scored 15 runs without losing wickets in the second innings.
After West Indies scored 114 runs in the first innings, England scored 15 without loss in the second innings on the third day of the first cricket test on Friday, now the hosts are 99 runs behind the Windies.
Rory Burns is playing 10 and D Sibley scoring 5 runs. Earlier, England had bowled out West Indies for 318 runs. Ben Stokes took 4 wickets for England, while James Anderson showed the path of the pavilion to 3 visiting players. Mark Wood also got 1 wicket.
Some excellent bowling from the Windies seamers, but Burns and Sibley are equal to it.
— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2020
After lunch on the third day, West Indies lost the wickets of Shamar Brooks (39) and Jermaine Blackwood (12). At the time of tea, the score was 186 for 5 wickets, till then Chase 27 and Dorich were playing for 30 runs.
Chase was out for 47 and Dorich 62, both of which helped the West Indies take the lead. England had scored 204 runs in the first innings.
West Indies lost the wickets of Shai Hope (16) and Craig Braithwaite (65) in the first session, playing on their second day’s score by 57 runs for one wicket.
England vs West Indies first test 2020 second day
On the second day of the Southampton Test, the West Indies piled on hosts England for 204, with Jason Holder taking 6 wickets.
West Indies, on the second day of the first Test match to be played in the Rose Bowl, on Thursday, stumped hosts England for 204 runs in their first innings, on the fatal bowling of captain Jason Holder (6 wickets for 42 runs). The tea time was announced as soon as England was all out.
After most of the game was washed away due to rain on the first day, the Windies bowlers did not allow the England batsmen to stay on the wicket in the first season on the second day. After lunch on the second day, England started from 106 runs for 5 wickets and their entire team was all out for 204 runs.
England caretaker Ben Stokes began to play ahead of 21 and Jos Buttler by 9 runs. Both batsmen tried to strengthen England by sharing 67 runs for the sixth wicket. But after this, the host team completely collapsed and appeared to be kneeling in front of Holder and Shannon Gabriel.
Stokes scored 43 off 97 balls with the help of seven fours and Butler scored 35 off 47 balls with six fours. Apart from them, Dominic Bess contributed 31 not out thanks to four fours off 44 balls.
England scored the sixth wicket as Stokes at 154, 7th wicket at 157 as Butler, 8th wicket at Joffre Archer (0) at 157, 9th wicket at 174 as Mark Wood (5) at 174. Lost on the score and the last wicket as James Anderson (10) on the score of 204 runs.
Apart from them, Rory Burns scored 30, Dominic Sibley scored zero, Joe Denley 18, Jack Crowley scored 10, and Ollie Poole 12. Captain Holder was the most successful bowler for the West Indies, taking 6 wickets for 42 runs. Apart from him, Shannon Gabriel took 4 wickets for 62 runs
England vs West Indies first test 2020 first day
England scored 35 for the loss of one wicket, England’s acting captain Ben Stokes decided to bat first by winning the toss against the West Indies on the first day of the first match being played at the Ages Bowl ground here.
An emotional first day back for the sport we love 🏏
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 8, 2020
However, the first session of the match was washed away due to rain and due to this, the toss was also delayed. The start of the host team came out to bat first.
📍 The Ageas Bowl, Southampton 🏟️
Waiting for international cricket to resume 😍 pic.twitter.com/0Xw87CMGvw
— ICC (@ICC) July 8, 2020
When West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel made Dominic Sibley clean bowled, the English team could not even open their account. Right now Rory Burns scored 20 and Joe Denley scored 14 runs.
Cricket, which had been closed since March due to Coronavirus, returned with this match, but the rain spoiled the fun of cricket fans. Regular England captain Joe Root is not playing in this match due to the birth of a child and that is why Stokes is captaining.
England tries to take advantage of their home environment, while the West Indies also want to win the match and take the lead in the series. Now everyone hopes that the game will be completed on Thursday without any problems.
No more play is possible, so the first day back for international cricket lasts just 17.4 overs.
— ICC (@ICC) July 8, 2020
By the end of the first day’s play, hosts England had scored 35 runs losing 1 wicket, Rory Burns 20 and Joe Denly 14, and remained at the crease.
England and West Indies match preview
International cricket was put on a break due to the coronavirus epidemic, but today Southampton’s Rose Bowl cricket is returning.
The first Test match of the series will be played between England and West Indies on 8 July i.e. in the field of Southampton. With this international cricket is going to return.
No cricket has been played since March 13, 2020, due to Coronavirus and many big series have been postponed. The 3-match Test series played between England and West Indies is going to be very important.
The last time a series between West Indies and England was in 2019 when England was defeated 2–1 by the West Indies. Although this series is not going to be any easier for the visiting West Indies, England can get the benefit of domestic conditions.
However, in the absence of England’s regular captain Joe Root, who will not be a part of this match, Ben Stokes will take charge of the team.
Summer has just started in England and no county cricket has been played here due to the epidemic. In such a situation, fast bowlers can get a lot of help in this field.
The wicket here is usually helpful for the batsmen, but whichever team wins the toss will want to bowl first to take advantage of the pitch.
The England team is going to play in their domestic conditions, in which the host will definitely get the benefit. However, if the West Indies manage to dominate the England batsmen, then the stance of the match can be reversed.
However, if the two teams are compared, then the England team is looking heavy, they would like to win this match and get a 1-0 lead in the series.