But greater than their victory, it was the best way during which they outclassed England in their personal den over the course of 4 days which left a smile on each cricket lover’s face.
Social media was flooded with congratulatory messages for Jason Holder’s group, who chased down the goal of 200 with four wickets in hand on the ultimate day of the Southampton Test.
India captain Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards, Virender Sehwag have been among the many first batch of cricketers who paid wealthy tributes to the Windies, which turned the primary cricket group to win a global match after the resumption of the game following cricket’s 117-day break on account of Covid-19.
First sport after the break belongs to us!
Some gritty efficiency from the lads. This group deserves the win on this sport. Congratulations boys
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) July 12, 2020
Good all-round performances by gamers from each groups.
Jermaine Blackwood performed an important knock in a tense scenario to see @windiescricket via. An vital win which has arrange the collection completely. #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/PLbJlqIe8c
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 12, 2020
Wow @windiescricket what a win. Top show of take a look at cricket.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 12, 2020
Test Cricket issues, successful abroad issues, @windiescricket doing effectively in Test cricket issues. Great to see Test Match cricket again and nice to see West Indies win. An outstanding effort from the entire WI group. Congratulations #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/yKUILMdOEr
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 12, 2020
Many congratulations @windiescricket on a superb win. Great show of expertise and maturity and intensely effectively led by Jason Holder. Top knock from Blackwood within the fourth innings and West Indies exhibiting how it’s carried out #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/Y09bLzwaYk
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 12, 2020
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) July 12, 2020
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 12, 2020
The win noticed Holder develop into the joint Third-most profitable West Indies captain. He has received four out of the 6 Tests he has led towards England.
West Indian captains with most Test victories
36 – Clive Lloyd (74 Tests)
27 – Viv Richards (50)
11 – Richie Richardson (24)
11 – Jason Holder (33)
10 – Brian Lara (47)#ENGvWI #EngvWIN
This is Holder’s 4th win over England in six Tests as captain!
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 12, 2020
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 12, 2020
Jermaine Blackwood’s combating 95 within the second innings helped West Indies seal a four-wicket win over England on a gripping last day of the primary take a look at on the Ageas Bowl on Sunday.
Chasing 200 to win, West Indies misplaced three early wickets however Blackwood shared a 73-run stand with Roston Chase (37) to revive their hopes earlier than skipper Jason Holder and John Campbell steadied the ship to information the guests dwelling.
West Indies have by no means misplaced a Test whereas chasing a goal of 200 or much less and so they made positive to maintain that document intact, successful the primary worldwide match after cricket’s return following the 117-day hiatus as a result of Covid-19 disaster. This can be the primary time West Indies have received a match within the longest format in England in 22 Tests.
Sadly they did not have any followers to have fun the win with as a result of matches being performed in empty stadiums as a precautionary measure. But nonetheless, they are going to all the time be the primary cricket group to register a win throughout a pandemic.
West Indies took a 1-0 lead within the three-match collection, with the second and third exams to be held in Manchester with out followers current within the stadium as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, England resumed their second innings on 284-Eight and have been bowled out for 313. West Indies paceman Shannon Gabriel claimed his sixth five-wicket haul in exams, ending with 5 for 75.