England vs West Indies: Jermaine Blackwood, Shannon Gabriel star as Windies win Southampton Test by 4 wickets

By: |
Updated: Jul 12, 2020 11:01 PM

Jermaine Blackwood top-scored with 95 as West Indies overcame an early wobble to win by four wickets in the final session. John Campbell hit the winning run.

England vs West Indies, Jermaine Blackwood, Shannon Gabriel,England vs West Indies 1st test, England, West Indies, England vs West Indies score, West Indies tour of England, black lives matterEngland’s Ben Stokes reacts during England v West Indies – First Test – at Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium, Southampton, Britain. (Courtesy: Reuters photo)

The West Indies won the first international cricket match since the sport’s return after the coronavirus outbreak, beating England late in Day 5 of a thrilling first test at an empty Rose Bowl on Sunday.

Jermaine Blackwood top-scored with 95 as West Indies overcame an early wobble to win by four wickets in the final session. John Campbell hit the winning run.

West Indies finished on 200-6 in its second innings to take an early lead in the three-test series.

The tourists had resumed after tea on 143-4, still 57 runs from the victory target.

Blackwood and Roston Chase had revived West Indies with a 73-run partnership which ended when Chase was caught behind for 37 against hostile pace from Barbados-born Jofra Archer. Before the pair came together, West Indies was 27-3.

Blackwood and Shane Dowrich shared a 68-run stand for the fifth wicket before stand-in England captain Ben Stokes had ’keeper Dowrich caught behind for 20. Stokes also claimed Blackwood’s wicket with James Anderson providing the catch.

Archer ended with 3-45.

The second test starts Thursday in Manchester.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1M S Dhoni: A lot of it will always remain untold
2‘Consider me retired’: MS Dhoni calls it quits from international cricket
3After MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina announces retirement from international cricket