West Indies VS England 1st Test – Review

Disappointed and heartbroken, that’s how I felt when my beloved West Indies was trashed by England in the first test at Edgbaston in just three days. For those who may not know, a test consists of five days, with each team playing two innings. West Indies were demolished by the English bowlers by an innings plus 209 runs.

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Photo Courtesy: Getty Images – Stuart Broad displays the pink ball as he became England’s 2nd highest wicket taker in test matches.

Batting first were the English, despite Kemar Roach and Miguel Cummins claiming two early wickets for the Windies, Alastair Cook and Joe Root put on some well disciplined and incredible batting. Nothing was working for the Windies bowlers as the English batsmen played the ball gracefully. Cook made 243 runs and Root made 137.

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Photo Courtesy: Getty Images – Alastair Cook received Man-of-the-match for his 243

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Photo Courtesy: Getty Images – Joe Root celebrates on reaching  his century.

England finally declared on the second day after the removal of Cook, declaring on 514-8. Pick of the bowlers for the Windies was Roston Chase who claimed 4-113 (26.2 overs).

The West Indies came into bat, they displayed some poor batting skills and didn’t look confident at all. Although their batting displayed wasn’t pleasing to the eye, must give credit to Jermaine Blackwood, the only batsmen who looked like he was willing to put up a fight. He was the last man standing for the Windies remaining unbeaten on 79 runs. West Indies all out for 168, still trailing by 346 runs the English players ask them to bat once again.

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Photo Courtesy: Getty Images – Jermaine Blackwood top scored for the West Indies with 79 runs.

The second innings began for the Windies, nothing looked different and there was no improvement. Honestly there is nothing to talk about in this 2nd innings as the English crippled the Windies batting lineup. On this third day of play, the Windies lost 19 wickets for just 261 runs.

Despite this horrible lost, I still believe that the West Indies could make a comeback. Must have faith in my team, can’t and won’t give up on them. They didn’t get it right in this first test, hopefully they regroup, look more confident and play some well disciplined cricket for the next test.

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Photo Courtesy: Getty Images

The lights are now off at Edgbaston, we now move to Headingley for the 2nd test on Friday.

OTHER NEWS

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have been recalled to the West Indies for the ODIs against England. 

West Indies ODI Squad

Jason Holder (Captain), Jason Mohammed (Vice Captain), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishop, Miguel Cummins, Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Kyle Hope, Alzarri Joseph, E in Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Kesrick Williams

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