West Indies win 1st Test against England by four wickets

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West Indies win 1st Test against England by four wickets

Sunday, July 12, 2020

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SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom (AFP) — WestIndiesbeat England by four wickets to win the first Test at Southampton on Sunday.

Jermaine Blackwood made 95 as theWestIndies, set 200 to win on the last day, finished on 202-6.

John Campbell returned to the middle to hit the winning runs after retiring hurt on one.

WestIndiescaptain Jason Holder was 14 not out after the all-rounder took a Test-best 6-42 in England's lowly first innings 204.

Victory in a match that marked international cricket's return from lockdown put theWestIndies1-0 up with two to play in a behind closed doors series.

The second Test at Old Trafford starts on Thursday.

Brief scores:

England 1st Innings 204 (J Holder 6-42, S Gabriel 4-62)

WestIndies1st Innings 318 (K Brathwaite 65, S Gabriel 61; B Stokes 4-49, J Anderson 3-62)

England 2nd Innings 313 (Z Crawley 76, D Sibley 50; S Gabriel 5-75)

WestIndies2nd Innings 202-6 (J Blackwood 95; J Archer 3-45)

Result:WestIndieswon by four wickets

Series:WestIndieslead three-match series 1-0


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