- England 204 & 313; West Indies 318 & 200-6
- Jermaine Blackwood hits 95 to lead West Indies to victory
The maverick that is Jermaine Blackwood drove West Indies to a famous victory; he also flicked and cut impishly in pursuit of the 200 runs that were required while hitting a magnificent 95. As a consequence Jason Holder’s tenacious team, who seem to be bonded ever closer by the lockdown experience rather than driven to distraction, prevailed by four wickets in a game that got better and better as the days went by.
For those following from afar the intensity and commitment of the players of both sides made for a fine contest. Given the weirdness of the preparations there were bound to be aberrations, caused by rustiness along the way. Yet the event was a clear success for the England and Wales Cricket Board, notwithstanding the outcome.
Written by Vic Marks
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jul/12/west-indies-beat-england-by-four-wickets-in-thrilling-first-test under the title “West Indies hold on for famous win over England after dramatic first Test”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.