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England vs West Indies, 1st Test at Southampton, Day 1, Highlights: As it Happened

England vs West Indies Live Score, Live cricket score and latest update of 1st Test at News18.com.Another stoppage in play here on the first day after 17.4 overs in Southampton. And it's not the rain this time but the bad light caused due to the dark clouds that came in from the pavilion end. Very slow and on-off on-off day here so far. England are 35/1.

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 8, 2020, 10:49 PM IST

England vs West Indies (TEST)

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1st Test TEST, The Rose Bowl, Southampton, 08 July, 2020

England
Ist INN

204/10

(67.3) RR 3.02

2nd INN

313 /10

(111.2) 2.81

v/s
West Indies beat England by 4 wickets
West Indies
Ist INN

318/10

(102.0) RR 3.11

2nd INN

200 /6

(64.2) RR 3.10

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  • 22:49 (IST)

    As expected Stumps have been called on Day 1 at Southampton at the Ageas Bowl with England at 35/1 after 17.4 overs.

  • 20:59 (IST)

    Another stoppage in play here on the first day after 17.4 overs in Southampton. And it's not the rain this time but the bad light caused due to the dark clouds that came in from the pavilion end. Very slow and on-off on-off day here so far. England are 35/1. 

  • 20:40 (IST)

    Four! No crowds to applaud that but Burns has absolutely crashed Alzarri Joseph through point for another boundary. Superb shot.

  • 19:51 (IST)

    At 8pm IST, England and West Indies players will take the field again and hope to get an extended session of play. Stay tuned! 

  • 18:41 (IST)

    BOWLED! Dom Sibley has to depart thanks to an absolute cracker of a delivery from Shannon Gabriel. He gets one to angle back in onto the stumps and Sibley offered no shot. Only took 10 balls for the stumps to be rattled! 

  • 18:39 (IST)

    Kemar Roach bowls the first over and very nearly gets a wicket too! An LBW shout leads to a review and while the ball was clipping the stumps, umpires call means England opener Rory Burns lives on for now. 

  • 18:07 (IST)

    West Indies: John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (capt), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.

  • 18:06 (IST)

    England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes(c), Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, James Anderson

  • 18:03 (IST)

    TOSS: Ben Stokes has won the toss and elected to bat first in Southampton. 

  • 17:50 (IST)

    Right, so we have some good news from Southampton. The toss is expected to happen in the next ten minutes and play will begin half an hour later. Cricket is finally back! 10 minutes to go! 

  • 16:52 (IST)

    The wait continues. Nothing really has changed at Southampton. It looks like the players will take an early lunch given there's been no movement with the weather. Good news is that there has been no fresh spell of rain.

  • 16:33 (IST)

    The teams will have an early lunch at 12.30 local time (5 pm IST). We're not too far from that. The weather remains the same though.

  • 16:10 (IST)

    Weather update: No rain at the moment but plenty of dark clouds hovering around Ageas Bowl. So we continue to wait, hoping it doesn't last longer!

22:49 (IST)

As expected Stumps have been called on Day 1 at Southampton at the Ageas Bowl with England at 35/1 after 17.4 overs.

22:18 (IST)

Not very promising news for today at least with the covers still very much on thanks to the rain. 

21:25 (IST)

Unfortunately, the covers are back on again and the final session will be further delayed. This has been a terrible day for cricket but at least there has been some cricket played. The wait continues. 

21:20 (IST)

The players have taken an early tea break due to the forced break and are expected to be back on the field soon for the final session of the day. 

20:59 (IST)

Another stoppage in play here on the first day after 17.4 overs in Southampton. And it's not the rain this time but the bad light caused due to the dark clouds that came in from the pavilion end. Very slow and on-off on-off day here so far. England are 35/1. 

20:49 (IST)

The Windies bowlers are cranking up some good pace and getting the ball to seam around a little too. Both Burns and Denly are digging in here for England in Southampton. After 15 overs, the hosts are 34/1.

20:40 (IST)

Four! No crowds to applaud that but Burns has absolutely crashed Alzarri Joseph through point for another boundary. Superb shot.

20:38 (IST)

Jason Holder joins the attack now. The West Indies captain has been struggling with his ankle after reaching England but gets through the over without any trouble. England are 30/1 as Denly asks for a fresh set of gloves.

20:34 (IST)

Joseph starts his spell with a bad delivery which Burns tucks away from his hips for a boundary before rounding up the over with clip through the covers for three more. England move on to 28/1 after 12 overs.

20:29 (IST)

Roach continues to keep things tight from his end as England's batsmen take a risk-free approach. England are 21/1 and Alzarri Joseph is replacing Shannon Gabriel. 

20:27 (IST)

Before play started both West Indies and England make a strong statement against racism. 

20:24 (IST)

Denly's looking to score a few quick runs, a bit of aggression shown against Gabriel with an emphatic slap down the ground through mid-on for four runs. That's followed up by a streaky one through the slips for four more. Gabriel isn't very impressed with his luck here. England after 10 overs are 20/1. 

20:16 (IST)

Denly finds his first boundary of the game as he cuts Gabriel away through point of the final delivery of the over. Both Gabriel and Roach are bowling at good pace and England having lost the early wicket are being watchful. England are 12/1. 

20:07 (IST)

Shannon Gabriel continues from the other end and is bowling good pace to Burns, who's flicked the over's fifth delivery off the pads through midwicket for the first boundary of the Test. Gabriel finishes the over in wayward fashion down the offside. England are 7/1. 

20:02 (IST)

Kemar Roach has finally completed that over and it is a maiden. England are 3/1 after a grand total of 5 overs with Joe Denly having joined Rory Burns in the middle after Dom Sibley was cleaned up for 0. 

19:51 (IST)

At 8pm IST, England and West Indies players will take the field again and hope to get an extended session of play. Stay tuned! 

19:21 (IST)

Seven deliveries later the rain is heavier and the groundstaff are bringing out the covers once again. This is not looking promising. 

19:15 (IST)

So we are back after that short delay due to rain. Hopefully the players won't be running for cover soon again. 

18:50 (IST)

Oh dear oh dear. The rain is back again and the players are being called off. This is exactly what fans and players alike would not have wanted. 

18:41 (IST)

BOWLED! Dom Sibley has to depart thanks to an absolute cracker of a delivery from Shannon Gabriel. He gets one to angle back in onto the stumps and Sibley offered no shot. Only took 10 balls for the stumps to be rattled! 

18:39 (IST)

Kemar Roach bowls the first over and very nearly gets a wicket too! An LBW shout leads to a review and while the ball was clipping the stumps, umpires call means England opener Rory Burns lives on for now. 

18:18 (IST)

A sight everyone has waited for! 

18:14 (IST)

This is the first time Stuart Broad has missed a Test at home since 2012 when interestingly the opposition was West Indies and Tino Best made sure they regretted the decision with 95 runs as the number 11 batsman in the first innings. 

18:07 (IST)

West Indies: John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (capt), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.

18:06 (IST)

England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes(c), Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, James Anderson

18:03 (IST)

TOSS: Ben Stokes has won the toss and elected to bat first in Southampton. 

17:50 (IST)

Right, so we have some good news from Southampton. The toss is expected to happen in the next ten minutes and play will begin half an hour later. Cricket is finally back! 10 minutes to go! 

16:52 (IST)

The wait continues. Nothing really has changed at Southampton. It looks like the players will take an early lunch given there's been no movement with the weather. Good news is that there has been no fresh spell of rain.

16:33 (IST)

The teams will have an early lunch at 12.30 local time (5 pm IST). We're not too far from that. The weather remains the same though.

16:10 (IST)

Weather update: No rain at the moment but plenty of dark clouds hovering around Ageas Bowl. So we continue to wait, hoping it doesn't last longer!

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England vs West Indies, 1st Test at Southampton, Day 1, Highlights: As it Happened

England vs West Indies, latest updates:  Another stoppage in play here on the first day after 17.4 overs in Southampton. And it's not the rain this time but the bad light caused due to the dark clouds that came in from the pavilion end. Very slow and on-off on-off day here so far. England are 35/1.

PREVIEW: The wait for the return of international cricket ends on July 8 as old rivals England and West Indies lead the way in a unique bio-secure Test series starting in Southampton amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The United Kingdom’s death toll in the fight against the coronavirus is, unfortunately, inching towards the 50,000-mark which means this series is going to be unlike any since 1877. A whole host of precautionary measures are in place to make the bio-secure environment experiment a success.

For a start, both sides will be staying at on-site hotels at Southampton's Ageas Bowl and Old Trafford in Manchester, the venue for the second and third Tests, in a series originally scheduled for elsewhere in England in June.

The most visible changes will be the lack of crowds and the bowlers being banned from using saliva to shine the ball.

While everyone will be keen to see how the various guidelines set about for this phase by the governing body plays out England will hope to regain control of the Wisden Trophy, they relinquished control on their travels in 2019 in the Caribbean.

At full strength for the series, a rarity in modern-day cricket, both sides have lethal fast bowlers who are raring to go on conditions which will be conducive for them while the batsmen have a point or two to make.

But among the highlights in the series will be the battle between Jason Holder and Ben Stokes – all-rounders who have single-handedly carried their team over the line in the toughest of situations.

In 2019, Holder stole the show when they faced off in the Caribbean islands before Stokes went on to make it the most defining year of his career. Stokes’ eagerness to right the wrong along with Holder’s gritty but calm approach sets up a delicious battle in the storied rivalry.

For his exploits last year Stokes was duly named the Wisden cricketer of the year, while Holder, ranked number 1 in the world, rarely gets a mention in the same breath. Fellow all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, writing for the BBC, believes that Holder winning his battles against Stokes will be key to retaining the trophy.

On the sidelines of the heavyweight encounter are a spread of unknowns and weaknesses that will need to be papered over.

The visitors, who have a fiery bowling attack themselves, have not faced the threat of Jofra Archer with the red ball nor are they used to an English batting lineup without Joe Root. Newcomers Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley and Ollie Pope are set to debut in Southampton while Joe Denly, who played the second and third Tests of England's Caribbean tour last year, present a very different proposition for the business-like Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel.

However, the visitors’ batting is also a cause for concern, especially with the openers not having performed too well in recent times. Holder and Shane Dorwich have formed the backbone of the batting – making bowling to them an exciting prospect for James Anderson, Archer, Mark Wood and Stuart Broad.

This is a rivalry rich in history, dominated for three decades by the West Indies before England had their say at the turn of the century. And the hype around chapter 2020 has intensified due to the situation with the pandemic and sport’s stand against racism.

Chapter 2020 has all the ingredients for a classic - good bowlers, batsmen eager to make a point and talismanic all-rounders and skippers – all sanitised and well behaved which can only augur well.

Squads:

England have announced the squad only for the first Test, while the visitors have announced the squad for all three Tests. Both squads contain a list of reserve players.

England (First Test): Ben Stokes (Captain), James Anderson, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, , Jos Buttler, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

Reserves: James Bracey, Sam Curran,Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, Olly Stone, Ben Foakes.

West Indies Test squad: Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer and Kemar Roach.

Reserve Players: Sunil Ambris, Joshua DaSilva, Shannon Gabriel, Keon Harding, Kyle Mayers, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Shayne Moseley, Anderson Phillip, Oshane Thomas and Jomel Warrican.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 3760 104
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5093 127
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 South Africa 3345 108
5 Australia 3518 107
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Australia 5285 278
2 England 4564 268
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 5470 260
5 South Africa 4380 258
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