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WI vs Eng | Gabriel named man of the match

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Shannon Gabriel celebrates bowling Ollie Pope on the fourth day of the opening Test yesterday.

Speedster Shannon Gabriel has been named man of the match for taking nine wickets in the opening Test at the Ageas Bowl in Southhapmton, England.

The West Indies have defeated England by four wickets on the final day.

"I'm still a bit stiff but thankfully there are a couple of days to recover," he's quoted by the BBC after being announced 'Man of the match'. 

"Coming here, the guys were confident after we played them in the Caribbean, that we could get the job done."

Meanwhile captain, Jason Holder, commented on the performance of Gabriel and Jermaine Blackwood, who scored 95 runs. 

"I'm really happy. The boys have worked hard and it's good to see it pay off," captain Jason Holder was quoted by the BBC following their win a short while ago. 

"I'm happy that Gabriel came back well, and Blackwood too. They put their hands up and led the charge.

"It was a nerve-wracking start after losing quick three wickets and Campbell to injury. But Roston and Jermaine put on a good partnership and settled the nerves. From there we could build on.

"I missed the Barmy Army. But it was a level playing field without the crowds. It's been a good start back to international cricket, it sets the series up quite nicely," he said. 


ENGLAND 204 (Ben Stokes 43, Jos Buttler 35, Dom Bess 31, Rory Burns 30; Jason Holder 6-42, Shannon Gabriel 4-62) and 313 (Zak Crawley 76, Dom Sibley 50, Ben Stokes 46, Rory Burns 42, Joe Denly 29, Jofra Archer 23; Shannon Gabriel 5-75, Alzarri Joseph 2-45, Roston Chase 2-71)

WEST INDIES 318 (Kraigg Brathwaite 65, Shane Dowrich 61, Roston Chase 47, Shamarh Brooks 39, John Campbell 28; Ben Stokes 4-49, Jimmy Anderson 3-62) and 200 for six (Jermaine Blackwood 95, Roston Chase 37, Shane Dowrich 20; Jofra Archer 3-45, Ben Stokes 2-34)

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