Blackwood magic


SOUTHAMPTON, July 12

Jermaine Blackwood’s unbeaten fifty led West Indies to victory over England within the first Test. Earlier, Windies have been 143/four at tea chasing 200 on a gripping remaining day of the primary Test on the Ageas Bowl on Sunday.

The guests misplaced three early wickets after opener John Campbell retired harm, however Blackwood (65 not out) shared a partnership of 73 with Roston Chase to revive the hopes of the touring aspect. Shane Dowrich was unbeaten on 15 on the interval.

Barbados-born paceman Jofra Archer dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite for 4 with a transferring ball that the opener edged onto the stumps earlier than he trapped Shamarh Brooks lbw.

Mark Wood bowled Shai Hope for 9 to depart the West Indies in bother at 27-Three earlier than Chase and Blackwood set about repairing the injury. Archer, who tormented the batsmen along with his tempo and bounce, had Chase caught behind for 37 with a wonderful supply however Dowrich supplied stable help because the West Indies edged in the direction of their goal.

Earlier, England have been bowled out for 313 of their second innings after resuming on 284/8, with the in a single day pair of Archer and Wood failing to supply a lot resistance.

Wood edged paceman Shannon Gabriel to wicketkeeper Dowrich and Archer turned Gabriel’s fifth sufferer of the innings as he edged a short-pitched ball to the keeper on 23. Gabriel completed with figures of 5/75 — his sixth five-wicket haul in exams — whereas Chase and Alzarri Joseph picked up two wickets apiece. The Test is the primary worldwide cricket match after a 117-day absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is being performed with out followers. The second and third exams shall be held in Manchester. — Reuters



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