CRICKET: West Indies win First Test versus England by 4 wickets –

Jason Holder hails fourth-day bowling effort to set up ‘special’ West Indies win

Jason Holder and John Campbell celebrate victory

Jason Holder  has described the fourth day of the Ageas Bowl Test as “by far the best effort” he had seen from a West Indies team during his time as captain and “one of the best” in his tenure.

West Indies took five wickets at a cost of just 30 runs at the end of a long day in the field, with Holder making the vital breakthrough in dismissing his opposite number Ben Stokes for the second time in the Test before Alzarri Joseph and Man of the Match Shannon Gabriel shared four more.

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  • Chris  On 07/16/2020 at 6:39 am


    West Indies vs. England in the second Test at Old Trafford is delayed due to rain. At the moment, it is overcast but the rain has stopped. Play is expected to start at 12:30 BST or an hour from now, or about 7:30 a.m. Guyana time.

    Jofra Archer has been dropped for violating C-19 protocols. Joe Root returns as Joe Denly is left out. Stuart Broad is the likely replacement for Article.


  • Chris  On 07/17/2020 at 9:37 am

    Under overcast skies and typically cool English temps yesterday,
    West Indies won the toss and elected to field. It initially seemed that England wound collapse.

    After losing three early wickets, Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes held the fort. The partnership is now
    well over 220 with both batsmen having reached a hundred.

    At this moment, they are both approaching 120.
    The conditions remain overcast with rain expected tomorrow when West Indies will be battling.

    England currently have the advantage. West Indies will have to keep a cool head and similarly prize their wickets to prevent England from leveling the series.


    • Chris  On 07/18/2020 at 7:22 am

      It’s currently raining at Old Trafford and it is unlikely that there will be any play today,

      England declared last night at 469/9.
      WI batted for an hour and lost the wicket of John Campbell for 12. At close of play, WI were 32/1.

      The forecast for the remainder of the match is for sun. So, a WI win is highly improbable. A draw or an England win are the two possible results.

      Therefore, occupying the crease for as long as possible is the strategy West Indies should stick to.


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