The cricket fraternity hailed West Indies’ sensible exhibiting within the opening Take a look at.© AFP
The West Indies went into the first Test against England in Southampton as large underdogs however some steely performances noticed the Caribbean outfit emerge triumphant towards all odds. Shannon Gabriel’s brilliance with the ball and Jermaine Blackwood’s excellent 95 within the chase arrange the unlikely win for the Windies as they took a 1-Zero lead within the three-match collection. The cricket fraternity was all reward for West Indies’ sensible exhibiting. India captain Virat Kohli took to Twitter after West Indies’s victory, saying: “Wow @windiescricket what a win. Prime show of check cricket.”
Wow @windiescricket what a win. Prime show of check cricket.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 12, 2020
The West Indies had been set a 200-run goal to win on the ultimate day of the primary Take a look at by the hosts however had been left reeling at 27 for 3 because of Jofra Archer’s early double strike.
Blackwood, though, brought the visitors back into the game with a tremendous knock however fell 5 runs wanting his second Take a look at century with the West Indies needing 11 runs to win.
John Campell, who had retired harm after being hit on the toe by Archer, got here again to hit the successful runs.
West Indies captain Jason Holder hailed his staff’s sensible exhibiting within the match, saying it was one of the best day day he has had in Take a look at cricket.
“It’s proper up there with one of the best victories we have had as a bunch,” Holder informed Sky Sports activities.
“To me, yesterday was in all probability one of the best day I’ve had in Take a look at cricket,” added the West Indian all-rounder.
“It was a tough, lengthy toil and the bowlers actually put it in. Each time I requested a bowler to come back up and provides a spell, they got here up and gave a large effort.”
(With AFP inputs)
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