West Indies won first test against England -Blackwood is the hero

West Indies chased down the target of 200 runs on last day

West Indies won the first test at Southampton against England to take lead in the three test match series. West Indies needed 200 runs to win the test after England bowled out at 313. Blackwood played important nock of 95 runs to lead West Indies to victory. Unfortunately, he fell short of a brilliant century.  
They recovered from 35 for 3 by scoring 108 runs at the loss of only one wicket in the post-lunch session. Roston Chase and Jermaine Blackwood put on a solid stand before Jofra Archer’s bouncer ended Chase’s innings. Earlier, Jofra Archer struck twice to dismiss Kraigg Brathwaite and Shamarh Brooks followed by a Mark Wood special that got Shai Hope as West Indies were left gasping for breath in their pursuit for 200 on Day 5 at Southampton.
 Opener John Campbell had to retired hurt with a foot injury, which meant West Indies effectively lost their top-order early. Shannon Gabriel picked up the remaining two wickets to complete a five-for on Day 5 as West Indies bowled out England for 313 to give themselves a target of 200 to go 1-0 up in the series. Gabriel finished up with figures of 5/75. In the first innings,West Indian captain Holder took six wickets to bowl out England on a low score.
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