West Indies team beat England by 4 wickets in Southampton Test and Won the the first international cricket match since the sport’s return after the coronavirus outbreak and this was West Indies’s 11th Test win under Jason holder and 4th over England in 6 matches.
West Indies captain Jason Holder praised the “massive, massive heart” of Shannon Gabriel following the tourists’ four-wicket win in the first Test against England at Southampton on Sunday.Fast bowler Gabriel was named man-of-the-match after taking combined figures of nine wickets for 137 runs as international cricket returned from lockdown.The 32-year-old Trinidad quick was originally only named as a travelling reserve as he recovered from ankle surgery.
After the victory social media was flooded with congratulatory message for West Indies Team.Team India skipper virat kohli , Virender sehwag , Sachin Tendulkar were among first batch of cricketers who paid tributes to the Windies team.
Wow @windiescricket what a win. Top display of test cricket.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 12, 2020
Test Cricket matters, winning overseas matters, @windiescricket doing well in Test cricket matters. Great to see Test Match cricket back and great to see West Indies win. A phenomenal effort from the whole WI team. Congratulations #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/yKUILMdOEr
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 12, 2020
Good all-round performances by players from both teams.
Jermaine Blackwood played a crucial knock in a tense situation to see @windiescricket through. An important win which has set up the series perfectly. #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/PLbJlqIe8c
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 12, 2020
Many congratulations @windiescricket on a brilliant win. Great display of skills and maturity and extremely well led by Jason Holder. Top knock from Blackwood in the fourth innings and West Indies showing how it is done #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/Y09bLzwaYk
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 12, 2020
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 12, 2020
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 12, 2020
First game after the break belongs to us!
Some gritty performance from the lads. This team deserves the win in this game. Congratulations boys
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) July 12, 2020
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) July 12, 2020
England vs West Indies : Jermaine Blackwood the unsung hero for the West Indies
They got there largely thanks to Jermaine Blackwood’s 95.Blackwood might not have played had fellow batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer decided to tour rather than opting out of a campaign taking place against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.
Holder said of Blackwood: “He had an outstanding first-class competition — his case to get back in the team was pretty strong.
“He’s not a slouch at this level either, he has done well for us and I hope he can kick on.”