Windies v England 1st Test – Honours even on Day 1 as Windies close on 264-8

James Anderson - 24-12-4-33 today for England against the Windies
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West Indies v England - First Test - Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados - January 23, 2019 Fans look on during the match
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The Windies won the toss and decided to bat against England at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown today, on the first day of the 1st Test.

Match Summary

Windies 264-8 (Shai Hope 57, Roston Chase 54, Shimron Hetmyer 56*; Jimmy Anderson 4-33, Ben Stokes 3-47)

England - Still to bat

Close of Play – Windies are 264 - 8

Scorecard

The honours were even in today’s play between the Windies and England, until the last hour when Jimmy Anderson turned the match slightly in England’s favour with a top draw display of medium fast bowling. Ending the day with figures of 24-12-4-33, Anderson kept England in the hunt.

The Windies batsmen will be disappointed not to have capitalized on their starts, scoring three half centuries between them and a couple of 40 odds.

 

West Indies - Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich(wk), Jason Holder(c), Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel

England - Keaton Jennings, Rory Burns, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Ben Foakes(wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, James Anderson

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