The West Indies beat England by four wickets in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
The West Indies went into the first Test against England in Southampton as massive underdogs but some steely performances saw the Caribbean outfit emerge triumphant against all odds. Shannon Gabriel’s brilliance with the ball and Jermaine Blackwood’s superb 95 in the chase set up the unlikely win for the Windies as they took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The cricket fraternity was all praise for West Indies’ brilliant showing. India captain Virat Kohli took to Twitter after West Indies’s victory, saying: “Wow @windiescricket what a win.
Blackwood, though, brought the visitors back into the game with a fine knock but fell five runs short of his second Test century with the West Indies needing 11 runs to win.
John Campell, who had retired hurt after being hit on the toe by Archer, came back to hit the winning runs.
West Indies captain Jason Holder hailed his team’s brilliant showing in the match, saying it was the best day day he has had in Test cricket.
“Holder told Sky Sports”.
“To me, yesterday was probably the best day I’ve had in Test cricket,” added the West Indian all-rounder.