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Windies beat England by four wickets

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2020 | 12:00 AM
West Indies captain Jason Holder (right, center) hugs teammate John Campbell after their win on the fifth day of the first cricket Test match against England at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England today.

The Windies have beaten hosts England by four wickets in the #RaiseTheBat Test series at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton today.

Jermaine Blackwood top-scored for the visitors with a total of 95 runs as the Windies chased a target of 200 runs on the fifth and final day of the match, being played in a biosecure environment because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Windies now take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.


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)