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West Indies beat England by 4 wickets in 1st Test

West Indies beat England by 4 wickets in 1st Test

England vs West Indies (ENG vs WI) 1st Test Day 5 Highlights: West Indies won the 1st Test in Southampton by 4 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in England. This is the second time since 2000 that West Indies have won a Test on English soil.

Needing to score 200 in the fourth innings on Day 5 to win, the visitors’ top order was burnt to crisp by Jofra Archer as they began their chase. They reached the Lunch break at 35/3, with opener John Campbell also having retired hurt. Roston Chase and Jermaine Blackwood got them off to a more confident start to the afternoon session. Blackwood reached his half-century towards the end of the second session. He led the chase heroically till the last hour of play, before falling for 95. Jason Holder and John Campbell, batting with an injured toe, guided the team to a win with 4 wickets in hand in the last hour of play. Earlier, England were bowled out for 313 within the first half hour of Day 5, with Shannon Gabriel completing a five-wicket haul for the innings. Archer counter-attacked with the bat for a short while in the morning session but England were only able to add 29 to their overnight score.

The Wisden Trophy, 2020The Rose Bowl, Southampton 13 July 2020

England  204 (67.3) & 313 (111.2) vs

West Indies  318 (102.0) 200/6 (64.2) Match Ended ( Day 5 – 1st Test )

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