England vs West Indies (ENG vs WI) 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: Crickets was back at last but lasted only 17.4 overs because of the pesky rain at Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Bad light and a wet outfield interfered with play throughout the day. England closed on 35/1 with Sibley dismissed for a duck by Gabriel. The forecast is a lot better over the next four days. 98 overs will be bowled on each day for the rest of the Test.
Earlier, it was a special day for Ben Stokes as the Englishman captained his side for the first time and won the toss. With Joe Root missing, England’s shaky top-order was under scrutiny. West Indies won the last series between the sides in 2018-19 on home soil, but have not won a series in England since 1988. They will be buoyed by virtually the same pace attack that England found such a problem in the Caribbean with Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph and Holder complimented by Bajan quickie Chemar Holder.