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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
West Indies v England - First Test - Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados - January 23, 2019 Fans look on during the match

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


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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