Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Viv Richards lead wishes for West Indies after their Southampton Test win

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West Indies registered a shocking Test win over England in Southampton on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead within the three-match collection.

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.

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.

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.

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