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England vs West Indies 1st Test Day 5 Highlights: WI win 1st Test in ENG

England vs West Indies (ENG vs WI) 1st Test Day 5 Highlights: This is the second time since 2000 that West Indies have won a Test on English soil.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: July 16, 2020 1:42:34 pm
England vs West Indies West Indies have taken a 1-0 lead in the series.

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.

Match EndedWest Indies tour of England, 2020 - 1st Test


204 (67.3) u0026 313 (111.2)

West Indies

318 (102.0) u0026 200/6 (64.2)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 1st Test )
West Indies beat England by 4 wickets

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England vs West Indies 1st Test Day 5 Highlights:

22:30 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Significant win for West Indies

West Indies have claimed a huge win as Test cricket returns. A huge moment for Jason Holder and his men in Southampton as they clinch the win in the final hour, with only the tail left to come after the last unbeaten pair. Since 2000, this is only the second time West Indies have won a Test in England. They have taken a 1-0 lead in the series with two matches to go.

22:25 (IST)12 Jul 2020
West Indies win

Campbell gets a single. West Indies win by 4 wickets.

22:24 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Four! Scores level

Campbell fires! Four! Cut away with disdain. Stokes errs in his line again. Scores are level.

22:21 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Campbell hit again!

Campbell hit again! Struck flush on the helmet. Wood enquires if he is fine after that blow. Physios come out to check on him. A concussion test is mandatory after a blow to the head these days. Campbell looks fine to continue, pumps fists with his skipper. 

22:18 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Campbell hangs in, Holder steals runs

Stokes giving it all he has got. England giving it all they have got in this final passage of play. Holder and Campbell look to hang in there, not do anything silly. They are within reach now, they do not want to expose their tail to this barrage with 10 more to get. Holder calls for two with a flick on the leg side. Campbell hobbles. But hobbles well enough to get back for two. West Indies are being stretched but they are getting there brick by brick. Stokes has face dug in hands again.Campbell, in obvious pain, is hanging in. He gets a run with a push to mid off and hobble to non striker's end. WI 194/6, 6 more to win

22:13 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Campbell defends

Campbell is not allowed a runner. Stokes brings his field in. Wood comes back on and fires unplayable missiles past Campbell's bat. Is this another twist in the tail? Campbell plays out five dot balls. WI 190/6, need 10 more to win

22:08 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Campbell comes out with injured toe

Campbell comes out with an injured toe. Will the bowlers target his toe with yorkers? WI 189/6 need 11 to win

22:04 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Blackwood out for 95

Blackwood upper cuts for four again! How he has made that shot his own today. No third man and England can look at the ball rolling away much like they are seeing the match slip away from their grasp. But tragedy for Blackwood! He is caught out! He falls for 95. What a knock this has been from him. WI 189/6, need 11 more to win

22:01 (IST)12 Jul 2020
15 runs away from win

Blackwood moves into his 90s with a single off Anderson. England are staring at this match slipping away. Holder follows suit by getting in another single. Loud cheers from the Windies dugout. Easy runs coming now. Two on the leg side with a flick from Holder. WI 185/5 after 60 overs, 15 runs away from a historic win under Holder

21:57 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Holder gives nothing away

Stokes to Holder again. Holder gives nothing away, blocks everything with a straight bat. England cannot find a way through. Maiden over. Blackwood, on 89, to be on strike for the next over. WI 180/5

21:53 (IST)12 Jul 2020
20 more to win

Anderson bowls as we enter what will be the last hour of the Test. What a briiliant advertisement for the game this match - the first in 120 days - has been in going down to the final hour. Blackwood on 89*. England want to keep Holder on strike. WI need 20 more to win

21:46 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Holder pulls for four - first 4 in six overs

Holder pulls Stokes. Four! The first four in six overs. A statement made by Holder on that occasion. Belief for West Indies. Frustration for Stokes. Relief for Campbell in the dressing room, who will be hoping he will not be required to bat with an injured toe. WI 178/5, 22 more needed to winDrinks are called for. With one hour and more to be played, surely, West Indies are too close to throw it away now.Big swipe from Jason Holder to hammer Ben Stokes for a four.22 needed for West Indies...


21:41 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Running a problem for this pair

Anderson bowls. Communication in running between Holder and Blackwood is leaving a lot to be desired. ian Bishop points out the tallest man in the team is now batting with the shortest man in the team. A couple of close run out opportunities for England, but they've been safe so far. Runs coming in singles now. Holder playing everything with a straight bat. Anderson squaring him up with some late movement. WI 173/5, need 27 more to win

21:37 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Not much batting left after this pair for WI

Stokes bowls to Holder. Never before have the captains of two sides dismissed each other on all four occasions in a match. A mix-up between Holder and Blackwood but tbhey make it in time. What is concerning for West Indies is that there is not much batting to come after this partnership. Campbell reportedly has a bleeding toe. Apart from him, there are only Roach, Gabriel and Alzarri to come. Holder and Blackwood need to hold firm. West Indies are in control, but this Test could slip out easily. WI 171/5, need 29 more to win

21:33 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Big individual battles

Blackwood upper cuts again. Well controlled though. Guides it to third man for a single to get Holder on strike. Important moment for West Indies, this. They need to ensure they do not let the Dowrich wicket lead to a deluge. Archer is also brought back into the attack. Stokes and Archer vs Holder and Blackwood - this fight is reaching its climax with some strong characters at the centre of it. WI 169/5, need 31 more to win

21:27 (IST)12 Jul 2020
32 to win in tense chase

Holder comes in. Captain vs captain. Holder got Stokes twice in this match, Stokes got him once. Can he do it again and throw the chase wide open just as it looked WI had it under control? WI 168/5, 32 more to win. Holder is the No 8 though, with opener Campbell still indisposed to come out after retiring hurt courtesy Archer.

21:25 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Stokes to the rescue

Dowrich goes! This time nothing saves him. Stokes is denied the first time, this time surely he has got his man. Excellent ball moving away from Dowrich gets him to edge through to the keeper. Is this Ben Stokes's time? Dowrich falls for 20. WI 168/5, need 32 more to win

21:23 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Wicket! But no ball!

Stokes brings himself on. He has produced magic so many times in the recent past for England, can he stand up and deliver another in this moment of need? Dowrich tries to go after him, trying to release some of the pressure Archer put him under. Does not get the right connection. And he falls! Tries an attacking shot too many. Gets and edge and the catch is taken at slip. But another anti-climax! Replays show Stokes bowled a no ball. Dowrich survives. 

21:18 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Archer keeps sizzling

Dowrich gets into a tangle as Archer fires it in at him. Falls on his back in the over, lucky to not fall on to his stumps. Archer is keeping the batsmen hopping. Dowrich doing his best to survive. England review against Dowrich now. England lose the review. The ball had brushed his waist, no bat on that. West Indies march on. WI 164/4, need 36 to win

21:14 (IST)12 Jul 2020
Blackwood now the highest scorer in the Test

Blackwood gets another four off Wood. Firmly hit between the fielders on the off side. This is the highest individual score in this Test now. Wood gets one to climb on to Blackwood, he fends it away well. What character Blackwood has shown in this innings! Gets another 4 runs with a lofted drive, gets to 80, and this is now his highest score in 5 years. West Indies needed a saviour after Archer had ripped through their top order in the morning, they have found one in Blackwood. WI 162/4, need 38 more to win

Crawley, 22, missed out on his maiden test century as he was dismissed for 76 after his attempted flick off the pads flew straight to Alzarri Joseph, who took a good catch in his follow through. Jos Buttler was fortunate after a leg-before decision to Holder was overturned on review but he departed in the following over, his stumps sent cartwheeling by Joseph. Shannon Gabriel dismissed Dom Bess and Ollie Pope in quick succession to leave England tottering before Jofra Archer and Mark Wood saw them through to stumps at 284-8.

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