Shannon Gabriel has been adjudged as the Man of the Match. So that's all we have from Test 1. See you on July 16 in the second game.
What a game of cricket we have had! Ben Stokes' Test captaincy debut begins with a loss. West Indies lead the three-game Test series by 1-0. Fine performance by Blackwood who missed his century only by five runs!
So West Indies have beaten England by four wickets. What a comeback of cricket we have had! The five-day contest had everything good bowling, good batting, twists and turns and what not! So in the ends, we have Windies having the last laugh!
So that's curtains down on Blackwood's innings. Ben Stokes was the one who snapped the wicket and he bowled a half-volley and handed that one to James Anderson. So Blackwood OUT on 95. Meanwhile check out this copy: Jofra Archer’s Old Tweet About Jermaine Blackwood Goes Viral After West Indian Batsman’s Brilliant Outing Against England on Day 5 of 1st Test 2020
West Indies is now cruising towards victory. West Indies captain Jason Holder and Jermaine Blackwood are the who are batting currently. The Windies need only 22 runs to win.
After claiming a wicket on a no-ball, England captain Ben Stokes get Shane Dowrich immediately in the next delivery. EDGED & TAKEN by Butler the wicket-keeper. Dowrich OUT on 20 runs.
Jermaine Blackwood and Shane Dowrich are going strong for Windies. England requires six wickets to win the match, whereas, Windies need 46 runs to win the game.
So as the players head for tea, Jermaine Blackwood refuses to give up and is bating on the score of 65. The visitors are just 57 runs away from a win. 108 runs were scored in this session with the fall of one wicket. So overall a good game by West Indies.
Blackwood puts up a fight as he is nearing a half-century. England has allowed themselves to slip on some occasions and have so far not capitalised on the early wickets. However, even for West Indies, it's not going to be an easy chase. WI NEED 80 RUNS TO WIN!
West Indies might have reached half-way through the total but Jofra Archer has once again sprung into action and bowled a shorter one. Chase handed it to Buttler and get OUT on 37. Third Wicket for Archer!
ENG vs WI Live Score Updates 1st Test Day 5: England will certainly have the upper hand with a cushion of 170-plus runs lead to defend on a deteriorating pitch. But West Indies have shown they can pull a rabbit out of the hat and Jason Holder’s men will be confident of doing just that on Day 5 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. England still have two wickets in hand and will be hoping the tail-enders can add some 30-more odd runs and help take a lead past 200, which on a final day wicket will be a tough nut to crack. West Indies will want to fold the innings in the opening few overs and then try and achieve the task at hand. Stay tuned for ENG vs WI live score updates. Live Streaming of England vs West Indies 1st Test 2020 Day 5 on SonyLiv: Check Live Score Online, Watch Free Telecast of ENG vs WI Match on Sony SIX.
England finished Day 4 on 284/8 and with 170 runs lead having started the day on 15 for nought. But at one stage they looked like they could be getting more when captain Ben Stokes found regular boundaries and in the company of Zak Crawley was taking England towards a point of no defeat. Stokes (46) added 98 runs for the fourth wicket with Crawley after opening partners Dominic Sibley (50) and Rory Burns (42) oversaw a cautious start and dented the visitors’ pace attack to add 72 for the first wicket. England vs West Indies, 1st Test 2020, Day 4 Stat Highlights: Zak Crawley Registers Career-Best Test Score as ENG Lead by 170 Runs.
Both Crawley and Sibley hit maiden Test half-centuries and Stokes and Burns came close to scoring fifties but West Indies ensured none got the big score that would matter. Crawley’s 76, his personal best, was the highest score for the hosts. But despite the top order getting runs, England had a semi-collapse losing five wickets for 30 runs in the final session. The Caribbean will be confident of taking two more early wickets and setting themselves a target to chase victory.
England Playing XI: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes (c), Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, James Anderson.
West Indies Playing XI: John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.