Stay with us for the highlights of day 1. We shall join you guys for the Day 2 of the match tomorrow.
Finally, we come to the conclusion of Day 1 with rain hampering the game big time. Throughout the day we witnessed, we witnessed the game of only 17.4 overs where England made 35 runs with a loss of one wicket.
Rain continues to pour and the play is still obstructed. The waiting game continues and there would be extra time to cover up for the play tomorrow.
As the rain gets heavier, the covers are covering the entire square. The weather does not look very encouraging either.
UPDATE: So here's another piece of bad news. After bad light, we have the covers on as it has started to rain once again at Southampton. Quite a heart-breaking update!
So as we wait for the weather to get better, the teams have decided to take tea. In this session, we saw Rory Burns and Joe Denly fighting it out after an early wicket of Dominic Sibly.
As much as you, we too hate to say this that the play has been interrupted once again due to bad light. Rory Burns is on the score of 20 runs and Joe Denly is batting on 14.
Burns and Denly have been doing quite well for the team. The sky also seems to have cleared and finally after a lot of delays we have the two teams locking horns with each other after a lot of interruptions. The two have brought up a partnership of 34 runs on the board. Denly is on the score of 13 and Burns is batting on 20.
Gabriel Shannon and Keymar Roach have bowled so far and the play has picked up a bit with Joe Burns slamming a FOUR in the fifth over. Three slips and a gully for the batsmen. The bowlers have been doing quite well for West Indies. FOUR more by Denly to end the eighth over. Runs flowing easy for the team, as Danley and Burns get on to a scoring spree.
UPDATE: Here is another update coming in from Southampton. The team has been delayed by half an hour. The play has already begun. Dominic Sibley Trolled Mercilessly For the Getting Out on A Duck During ENG vs WI, 1st Test 2020 (Watch Video).
ENG vs WI Live Score Updates: England and West Indies take on each other in the first Test at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The Test match marks the return of international cricket after the coronavirus lockdown. International cricket was suspended since March and now resumes after a gap of four months. Just like players, fans are excited to see cricket returning back. Meanwhile, stay on this page as we provide you the live score updates of England vs West Indies. Live Cricket Streaming of England vs West Indies 1st Test 2020 Day 1 on SonyLiv: Check Live Score Online, Watch Free Telecast of ENG vs WI Match on Sony SIX.
Finally, cricket is back! World is still fighting the coronavirus pandemic but sporting action is slowly making its way back. Something fans will cherish in these hard times. For cricket fans, July 08, 2020, will be an important date. As of now, only three series have been confirmed with England involved in all of them. Slowly, other boards are expected to take a cue from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and resume the matches. Live Cricket Action Resumes With England vs West Indies 1st Test 2020; Fans Excited Ahead of ENG vs WI Match in Southampton.
Meanwhile, the focus will be on the first ball after the lockdown. It is going to be a special one even if the bowler bowls an ordinary outside off-stump line. Sadly, no one will be in the stadium to cheer the resumption as bowler runs up to bowl the first delivery. But, millions of fans will be glued to their TV sets and mobile devices to catch the first Test after lockdown amid COVID-19 crisis. England vs West Indies, Southampton Weather, Pitch Report & Rain Forecast: Here’s How Weather Will Behave.
The Test will be a special for all players but for Ben Stokes it holds a little more importance. The all-rounder will lead the English side for the first time as Joe Root is absent attending the birth of his second child. Players have been practicing in bio-secure environment and are advised to maintain social-distancing while celebrating on-field. Moreover, fast bowlers won’t be able to use saliva while shinning the ball. And it will be interesting to see how much impact it have. Nonetheless, it is time to celebrate the return of International cricket.