England vs West Indies 1st Test Day 5 : Blackwood’s heroics hands West Indies a historic 4 wicket win

England vs West Indies 1st Test Match, Day 5 Live starts at 3:30 pm on Sunday. Day 5 promises some high-octane action in store after Day 4 of England vs West Indies 1st Test witnessed some great test match battle between bat and ball. 

West Indies limited-overs all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite: “West Indies have their noses in front. They will sleep sweeter tonight than the England team would.

“I think 200 seems to be the target. Any less than that, West Indies will be happy. If not, England will feel like they have a chance. It’s just going to be a riveting last day of Test cricket.”

Here is England vs West Indies 2020 1st Test live score, Day 5

Windies win the historic Test by 4 wickets

With this win, West Indies takes a 1-0 lead in the three-match #raisethebat Test series.

Dwayne Bravo, who missed out the tour due to Covid-19 also extended his wishes to the winning skipper Jason Holder and coach Phil Simmons

Blackwood gone; Stokes gives England a breakthrough

A major setback for Windies late into the game as a well-settled Blackwood returns to pavilion for 95. FOW-189/6

West Indies need only 20 for a win

It’s turning out to be a one-sided affair at the end. Will we see a surprise? WI-180/5

Close call!

A mix-up between Holder and Blackwood but no harm done. Holder wanted the single, Blackwood didn’t , in the end the latter had to give in to the captain’s demands. He had just made his ground.

Stokes strikes this time!

Dowrich goes! WI 168/5, need 32 more to win

Wicket! But no ball!

Stokes brings himself on. Dowrich gets and edge and the catch is taken at slip. But another anti-climax! Replays show Stokes bowled a no ball.

Blackwood safe!

England review 

Good pace from Mark Wood. Blackwood shows the first sign of disrespect and late in-swing almost makes him regret that. An lbw shout against him.

Final session begins!

A little more than 40 overs are left in this match. England need 6 wickets. Archer has got 3 already, can he get a few early strikes?

Tea break,Day5


Blackwood in control!

Blackwood, in total control now.No other English bowler have come close to having an impact like Archer in this innings. WI 138/4, need 62 more to win

50 for Blackwood!

The Barbadian brings up his half-century with a boundary.

Check out the cracking delivery from Jofra here

4 down for Windies

Chase has to go. It rose from length at pace and caught Chase completely off guard. West Indies 100/4, need 100 more to win. FOW-100/4

100 up for Windies

Great knock from Blackwood

Dom Bess has moved on to 38. Big innings from him given the circumstances. WI 98/3, need 102 more to win

Drink break

That is drinks! West Indies have regained their composure and it’s the home side under the pump.

Big run-out chance missed!

Big Miss! Run out chance! Crawley, the 21-year-old fumbles in collecting the ball and England throw another huge chance away! Both batsmen were running towards the same end but they had time to recover as the fielder fumbled.

West Indies cruise control

Batsmen keep pushing the tempo. Singles being converted into doubles. The England fielders being put under pressure after Lunch. Stokes and Archer are firing them in, West Indies batsmen not falling into the trap. They are giving the good balls respect and finding the gaps whenever they get the loose balls. WI 83/3, need 117 more to win


Can West Indies beat the odds?

Blackwood living on the edge

Bess is getting a decent amount of turn on this Day 5 pitch. Blackwood is getting all cramped up against the spinner. Blackwood survives narrowly off the last ball! WI-45/3

We are back from the lunch break
Afternoon session ensues!

West Indies need 165 to win. England need 7 wickets. 73 overs still scheduled for the day. Who will come up with the bigger hearts?

Injury update

West Indies are effectively 4 down at the moment with John Campbell having hobbled off after getting hit on the toe by an Archer yorker.

Lunch, Day 5

West Indies have never lost a Test chasing 200 in the fourth innings. That could change today if the morning shows the day on Day 5.

Mark Wood strikes

West Indies lose their third wicket in quick succession. FOW-27/3

2nd wicket down for WI

Jofra Archer strikes again- this time his victim is Shamarh Brooks. FOW-7/2

Watch the wicket here

Archer strikes!

An early breakthrough for England. A length ball that swerves into the corridor as Brathwaite plays it off the inside half of the bat. FOW-7/1

WI 2nd innings resumes

Windies batsmen take the crease as James Anderson bowls a maiden first over.

Innings break

England all out for 313

Shannon Gabriel claims a 5-er as England is sent packing for 313. They have a lead of 199. West Indies need 200 to win the match.


Mark Wood falls after nicking Gabriel’s delivery behind to the keeper. FOW-303/9

300 up for England!

Aggression from Archer. He got beaten by Holder in the previous ball and now decides to give himself room and slam it past mid-off for his second boundary of the morning.

We are underway!

Alzarri Joseph lines up to bowl the first over on Day 5 opposite Mark Wood.


England will resume Day 5 at 284/8, with a lead of 170 runs. Mark Wood will be on strike accompanied by Jofra Archer at the other end. The hosts will be aiming for a lead of 250+ to give themselves a fighting chance of winning the fixture.


The players are getting done with their final preparations. A heart-thumping Day 5 in the offing!

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Day 4 highlights!

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2.30 pm

Hello and welcome to the Day 5 live coverage. We are exactly one hour away from start. All three outcomes are possible today. Stay tuned.

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England vs West Indies LIVE : All three outcomes possible on Day5

After a gripping day of Test cricket on Day 4, we are back with the final day. England 284 for 8 at the end of the day, leading by 170. They’ll look to stretch that as much as they can. Last night saw both sides having their moments, as the day ended evenly poised. West Indies’ big pacers will want to wrap it up quickly. Same way as they took five wickets in the final 75 minutes of the fourth day to leave them on top in an enthralling Test match at the Ageas Bowl.

It will be interesting to watch the battle between England batsman vs West Indies pace battery on Day 5. A superb finish awaits on the final day.

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