1st Inn - 289/10(101.3) 2nd Inn - 415 /6(103.1)
1st Inn - 77/10(30.2) 2nd Inn - 246/10(80.4)
CRR: 3.04 | West Indies beat England by 381 runs

WI beat ENG by 381 runs | West Indies vs England, Highlights And Cricket Score 1st Test Match

The Wisden Trophy, 2019

Date: Jan 23, 2019 Start Time: 19:30 IST | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 Local
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

West Indies vs England Highlights And Cricket Score 1st Match - Test Summary

End of Over : 80.4 ENG: 246/10

You know the revival of Test cricket is on the brink when the no.8 Test side beats the no.3 side in the world. Windies are most definitely on the up, and despite this loss, we all know England is a team that doesn't stay down for too long. The second Test in Antigua couldn't come sooner. The action begins at 1000 local (1400 GMT). You don't want to miss it, that's for sure. See you then, folks!

Man of the Match and Windies captain, Jason Holder, says it's been a good match for him personally. States that the series against Bangladesh was a tough one but he and the team have put in a lot of hard work for the past couple of months which is showing now. Is really pleased with how his team performed as a whole and credits his players for standing up and being counted. Wants to thank his parents for being his biggest supporters and also his two brothers for having his back throughout. Remains humble and says there's plenty of hard work left to be done and the key is consistency.

England captain, Joe Root, says he is bitterly disappointed with the result. Adds that there are two important games left in the series and it's imperative that they show character and fight back. Mentions that it's easy in hindsight to say what the team selection should have been, but they have to take responsibility and do better in the next Test. Stresses that they will be ready for the challenge coming ahead but takes a moment to credit the Windies team for playing exceptional cricket in all the four days.

It was always going to be a stretch for the Englishmen. Gunning down 628 was a long shot to begin with, so their best shot was to see out a draw. But two full days to bat through are more than enough to do you in, even on good batting conditions. That Windies batting performance was followed up by a clinical and disciplined bowling display. Chase was the star of the show as he picked up career-best figures of 8/60. The start was good for the visitors, but post that, it all went downhill. This is a performance to remember for a long time.

Having a lead of 212, the hosts piled the pressure on, with the skipper Jason Holder leading the charge. He had a valiant deputy in Dowrich and the duo went on to add a massive 295 runs between them. The captain scored his maiden double ton in the process while Dowrich crafted a century of his own. It doesn't need to be mentioned that the English bowlers were made to toil hard in that period. It came to the point where the home side had to declare for the innings to end and it set a target of 628 in front of the Three Lions.

A fine, fine effort from this resilient Windies side. An emphatic victory in every sense of the word. This might be their best performance in a Test match in recent times. They were right on top from the very beginning. Posted 289 on the board after winning the toss courtesy a collective batting effort, wherein all chipped in with useful knocks and then, much to everyone's surprise, blew a quality side away for just 77 runs with Roach leading the charge with his 5-wicket haul.

80.4 W

Roston Chase to Sam Curran. OUT! There it is! WINDIES WIN BY 381 RUNS AND LEAD THE SERIES 1-0! What a win, what a performance! They will be celebrating tonight. Spectacular effort from Jason Holder and his men. Seeing Curran come down the track, Chase bowls it flat and down the leg side, the batsman misses and Hope behind the stumps finishes the formalities.

80.3 4

Roston Chase to Sam Curran. FOUR! Too much width on offer outside off, Curran slaps the drives through the covers by reaching out to it and sends it across the boundary line.

80.2 0

Roston Chase to Sam Curran. Comes out of his crease to get close to the pitch and pushes it away.

80.1 0

Roston Chase to Sam Curran. Tossed up delivery on middle and off, Curran prods forward in defense.

End of Over : 80 5 Runs 80.4: 242/9
79.6 0

John Campbell to James Anderson. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery

79.5 0

John Campbell to James Anderson. Full on off, blocked away by Anderson.

79.4 0

John Campbell to James Anderson. NOT OUT! Good review. Tossed up outside off, Anderson brings out the reverse sweep. The ball goes top Holder at second slip. He grabs it and appeals. The Windies player appeal but the umpire turns it down. The go upstairs for the review. To the naked eye it looked like it hit his bat and bumped before going to Holder at second slip. Replays show there was no bat or glove involved. It hit Anderson on the boot. Hawk Eye shows that he survives because the impact was outside by just a feather. Winides retain their review.

79.3 0

John Campbell to James Anderson. The batsman defends it from within the crease.

79.2 4

John Campbell to James Anderson. FOUR! Tossed up on middle, Anderson gets on one knee and sweeps it over mid-wicket. The ball takes a bounce and the ball goes to the fence after a bounce for a boundary. Promotion to Anderson in the next game?

79.1 1

John Campbell to Sam Curran. Flicked away towards mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 79 1 Runs 80.4: 237/9
78.6 0

Roston Chase to James Anderson. Back of a length, blocked away by Anderson.

78.5 0

Roston Chase to James Anderson. Outside off, Anderson tries to defend but it misses the bat.

78.4 0

Roston Chase to James Anderson. Loopy delivery on middle, kept out by James.


England will have to win their upcoming three-match series against West Indies in order to retain their third position in the ICC Test team rankings. England’s challenge will start on January 23 in Bridgetown with Joe Root-led side knowing they have to win by at least a 1-0 margin to remain ahead of fourth-ranked New Zealand.


A series victory will keep England ahead of New Zealand (107) on decimal points while a drawn series will see them drop to fourth position and 105 points. A 3-0 sweep will lift England to 109 points but they will remain behind India and South Africa, while West Indies will remain at the eighth position irrespective of how the matches pan out.


In the other series starting on January 24, Australia and Sri Lanka will remain at the fifth and sixth positions, respectively, whatever the series result. Australia will gain three points and go up to 104 if they win 2-0 with Sri Lanka losing two and going down to 89 in such a scenario. Sri Lanka can go up to 95 points and to within two points of Australia with a 2-0 series win.


In the ICC Test player rankings, second-ranked English fast bowler James Anderson would be looking to overtake South African Kagiso Rabada, with only eight points separating them while England captain Joe Root will be the top-ranked batsman for the visiting side.


For West Indies, Roston Chase placed at the 43rd position will be the leading batsman in terms of rankings and their captain Jason Holder placed at 10th will be the leading bowler. Australia fast bowling pair of Pat Cummins (4th) and Josh Hazlewood (11th) among bowlers and Usman Khawaja (12th) among batsmen will be the ones fancying their chances of moving up high on the rankings.


Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal (16th) will be the top-ranked batsman for the visiting side in the absence of Angelo Mathews while Dilruwan Perera (26th) will be their top bowler. (ANI)

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