ENG vs WI 1st test: Chase’s 8-for sealed a famous win for Windies

ENG vs WI 1st test: Chase 8-fer sealed a famous win for Windies
  • ENG vs WI 1st test: Chase 8-fer sealed a famous win for Windies
  • ENG vs WI 1st test: Chase 8-fer sealed a famous win for Windies
  • ENG vs WI 1st test: Chase 8-fer sealed a famous win for Windies
  • ENG vs WI 1st test: Chase 8-fer sealed a famous win for Windies


Windies hammered England by 381 runs and go 1-0 up in the series after defeating England. The number 8 ranked team beats the number 3rd ranked test team. You heard it right! West Indies bagged a famous win over England as the ENG vs WI 1st test ends on day 4. It was West Indies’ one of the finest performance in recent times.

They knocked out England for 77 runs on Day 2, followed by a brilliant double ton by Holder which snatched the match away from the visitors. Chase came to the party and bagged 8 wickets to bundle out the opponents.

This was Chase’s career-best figures

Session 1

England started the day with 56/0 with another 572 to chase down. Both openers saw off the 1st hour of the day without any damage. They both added 85 runs for the 1st wicket before Keaton Jennings’s cautious innings of 14 off 84 balls came to an end. The 2nd wicket then went down on 134, just at the stroke of lunch. Rory Burns, who was looking well set for a century, fell 16 runs short. He was undone by Roston Chase. At lunchtime, England were 134-2.

Session 2

Shannon Gabriel was getting good pace and bounce but he was struggling while landing. Joe Root gloved his ball to Jason Holder at slips but Root survived as it was given a no-ball after on-field umpire checked it. Shannon Gabriel was in the middle of a fine spell and finally got the reward for his effort. Jonny Bairstow gloved a delivery into the hands of Shane Dowrich. and England went to 3 down on 143.

Roston Chase trapped Ben Stokes leg-before and the umpire raised the finger. Stokes used the DRS and the decision was reversed with DRS showing a clear inside edge. There was an injury scare when Shannon Gabriel left his 13th over incomplete and walked back to pavilion but it wasn’t serious and he came back after sometime. The 4th wicket went down on 167 runs when Joe Root played a cut short into the hands of the keeper.

Buttler and Stokes added 48 runs for the 5th wicket and just when it seemed like Buttler and Stokes were settling in a partnership, Windies got the breakthrough. Once again it was Chase who got the wicket. Stokes went out on 34 runs. It was a milestone game for Stokes who scored 3000 test runs.

Moeen Ali came to bat but had a short stay of 8 balls and steered Chase’s delivery straight to the hands of Jason Holder at slips. At tea, England were 217/6.

Session 3

Buttler’s innings of 26 came to an end when he played a shot to mid-wicket, with John Campbell picking a superb diving catch. 2 overs later, Foakes played a sweep shot which was superbly caught at short leg. This was Chase’s 6th wicket. Just shortly after coming on, Rashid played Chase straight into the hands of Brathwaite on the boundary.

In the end, England were all out on 246 runs. They played 80.4 overs and West Indies registered a famous win.

Jason Holder was declared Man of the Match for his brilliant all-round performance with the Bat & Ball.

ENG vs WI 1st Test – Stats Alert:

  • Chase finished with figures of 8 for 60 – the best by a West Indian spinner since 1971.
  • Windies won the game by 381 runs to register their third biggest win (in terms of runs) in Tests and their biggest at home.

The 2nd test of Eng vs WI series will be played at North Sound on January 31st.

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Picture Credit: India Today

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