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West Indies vs England: Blackwood inspires WI for a historic win as fans celebrate return of cricket

Vishnu Vasisht

Top display of test cricket: Virat Kohli.

West Indies on Sunday beat England by four wickets in the first match of the three-Test series. West Indies were chasing a 200-run target at Southampton on the 5th day of the first test match in the post-Covid activities.

On Sunday, on the fifth day of the match, the West Indies team beat the one-day world champion England by four wickets. International cricket returned after 117 days due to Coronavirus. England had given him a target of 200 runs, which he achieved by scoring 200 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in 64.2 overs. With this, they have also taken a 1-0 lead in the series.

The second Test match between the two teams will be played from July 16 in Old Trafford in a bio safe environment. Gabriel, who took 9 wickets in the match, was voted Man of the Match. Blackwood scored the highest score of 95. He missed a century but definitely made a strong base for his team in the second innings.

England had scored 204 runs in their first innings, in response to which West Indies scored 318 to get a strong lead of 114 runs. In the second innings, the England batsmen performed better and scored 313. Chasing 200, West Indies got off to a poor start and we're 27-3. From here the match started to look difficult, but it is said that until the last ball is bowled in cricket, the outcome of the match should not be certain. In such a situation, Jermaine Blackwood handled the innings of the West Indies. Jermaine Blackwood played an innings of 95 runs that will always be remembered. Blackwood has now become the new hero of West Indies cricket. Jermaine Blackwood made a useful partnership of 73 runs for the fourth wicket with Roston Chase (37) and a 68-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Shane Dowrich (20). Blackwood was dismissed by Ben Stokes, but it was late for England.

The West Indies team was congratulated by the captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli tagged Windies Cricket, wrote, 'Wow @windiescricket what a win. Top display of Test cricket". The Windies team also thanked Virat.

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Netizens on Twitter shared different stats about the match and congratulated Windies on the historic win.

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