WI vs ENG 1st Test Highlights: Bonner, Holder hold fort as West Indies sneak a draw vs England in Antigua

WI vs ENG 1st Test Highlights: Jason Holder and Nkrumah Bonner batted out the last 36 overs of the Day 5 as…

WI vs ENG Live Score, Day 5: West Indies lose both openers after solid start, still 226 runs away from win, score 60/2 - Follow LIVE updates
WI vs ENG Live Score, Day 5: West Indies lose both openers after solid start, still 226 runs away from win, score 60/2 - Follow LIVE updates

WI vs ENG 1st Test Highlights: Jason Holder and Nkrumah Bonner batted out the last 36 overs of the Day 5 as West Indies settled for a draw in their first Test against England at Antigua.  England had declared at 349/6 with centuries from Zak Crawley and Joe Root, but a lukewarm bowling performance in the absence of Mark Wood meant that the hosts could claw back and escape defeat.

WI vs ENG 1st Test Highlights: Bonner, Holder hold fort as West Indies sneak a draw vs England in Antigua

A rapid start to the day saw England add 132 in the morning session, with Joe Root reaching his 24th Test century along the way. And an aggressive declaration meant that West Indies had a little over two sessions to survive, with a target of 286 realistically out of reach.

Jack Leach took three wickets as England pushed hard on a flat pitch throughout the remainder of the day, but a backs-to-the-wall fifth-wicket partnership between Nkrumah Bonner and Jason Holder removed the threat of a loss as the match meandered to a draw.

England had resumed on 217/1 and immediately showed their intent as Zak Crawley took the attack to the West Indies bowlers. A fizzing yorker from Holder did the job on Crawley after his quick start, who walked off with 121 to his name, but new batter Dan Lawrence kept the foot down right from the off. The England number four hit five boundaries, including a maximum, in his sparkling knock of 37 from just 36 deliveries as the lead grew at a rapid rate, with a declaration in mind.

Leach was the danger-man for England and picked up two wickets in two overs when he had Sharmah Brooks caught at slip and Jermaine Blackwood out lbw.

And with men around the bat and recognised batters running out, the pressure was on the West Indies. But Bonner, the century-maker from the West Indies, bedded in alongside Holder, and the chance of a positive result for England drifted away as the overs ticked past.

And, with just five of the day’s allocated deliveries remaining, Root opted to shake hands with West Indies marooned at 147/4, leaving the series all-square after one. Leach finished with figures of 3/57 from 30.1 overs, with Holder unbeaten on 37 from 101 deliveries and Bonner not out on 38 from 138 balls. The teams will travel to Barbados for the second Test, which starts at the Kensington Oval on Wednesday.

Day 5 Session 1

  • WICKET! With one came another. In the very next over following Braithwaite’s dismissal, Jack Leach gets the wicket of John Campbell.
  • WICKET! England draws first blood as Ben Stokes traps Kraigg Brathwaite leg before wicket.
  • BAD NEWS for England. Mark Wood will not take any further part in the first WI vs ENG Test due to the soreness of his right elbow.
  • DECLARED! England declares just before lunch, at 349/6. West Indies need 286 to win.

West Indies 2nd Innings: 60/2

BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
Kraigg Brathwaite (c) lbw b Stokes 33 82 3 0 40.24
John Campbell  c Overton b Leach 22 73 1 0 30.13
Shamarh Brooks  not out 1 20 0 0 5.00
Nkrumah Bonner  not out 0 15 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 4) 4
TOTAL (31.4 Ov, RR: 1.89) 60/2
Fall of wickets: 1-59 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 25.1 ov), 2-59 (John Campbell, 26.4 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Chris Woakes 6 1 14 0 2.33 0 0
Jack Leach 14 7 25 1 1.78 0 0
Craig Overton 5 0 8 0 1.60 0 0
Joe Root 2 0 6 0 3.00 0 0
Ben Stokes 4.4 2 3 1 0.64 0 0

England 2nd Innings: 349/6 decl.

BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Alex Lees  lbw b Roach 6 27 47 0 0 22.22
Zak Crawley   b Holder 121 216 318 16 0 56.01
Joe Root (c)  b Joseph 109 204 338 6 0 53.43
Dan Lawrence  c Permaul b Joseph 37 36 57 4 1 102.77
Ben Stokes  c Brooks b Roach 13 13 17 2 0 100.00
Jonny Bairstow  not out 15 21 40 1 0 71.42
Ben Foakes †  b Joseph 1 2 5 0 0 50.00
Chris Woakes  not out 18 19 27 1 0 94.73
Extras (b 15, lb 4, nb 8, w 2) 29
TOTAL (88.2 Ov, RR: 3.95) 349/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Alex Lees, 10.1 ov), 2-225 (Zak Crawley, 67.2 ov), 3-295 (Dan Lawrence, 78.3 ov), 4-310 (Joe Root, 80.4 ov), 5-312 (Ben Stokes, 81.3 ov), 6-314 (Ben Foakes, 82.1 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Kemar Roach 19 2 53 2 2.78 0 1
Jayden Seales 13 2 57 0 4.38 0 0
Jason Holder 16 2 56 1 3.50 0 3
Alzarri Joseph 23.2 3 78 3 3.34 2 1
Veerasammy Permaul 12 0 64 0 5.33 0 0
Kraigg Brathwaite 4 0 14 0 3.50 0 0
Nkrumah Bonner 1 0 8 0 8.00 0 3

 

West Indies 1st Innings: 375/10

BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Kraigg Brathwaite (c) c Overton b Wood 55 70 108 7 1 78.57
John Campbell c †Foakes b Overton 35 63 80 6 0 55.55
Shamarh Brooks c Root b Stokes 18 38 45 4 0 47.36
Nkrumah Bonner c †Foakes b Lawrence 123 355 558 12 1 34.64
Jermaine Blackwood c Overton b Woakes 11 24 32 2 0 45.83
Jason Holder c †Foakes b Stokes 45 119 149 6 1 37.81
Joshua Da Silva † lbw b Leach 32 88 121 1 0 36.36
Alzarri Joseph c sub (OJ Pope) b Overton 2 7 8 0 0 28.57
Kemar Roach run out (sub [OJ Pope]/†Foakes) 15 89 114 3 0 16.85
Veerasammy Permaul not out 26 87 134 3 0 29.88
Jayden Seales lbw b Leach 0 8 14 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 3, lb 3, nb 3, w 4) 13
TOTAL (157.3 Ov, RR: 2.38) 375
Fall of wickets: 1-83 (John Campbell, 19.3 ov), 2-101 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 25.6 ov), 3-111 (Shamarh Brooks, 28.6 ov), 4-127 (Jermaine Blackwood, 35.1 ov), 5-206 (Jason Holder, 70.6 ov), 6-279 (Joshua Da Silva, 97.2 ov), 7-282 (Alzarri Joseph, 98.6 ov), 8-326 (Kemar Roach, 127.5 ov), 9-372 (Nkrumah Bonner, 154.5 ov), 10-375 (Jayden Seales, 157.3 ov)

 

BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Chris Woakes 30 6 88 1 2.93 1 2
Craig Overton 32 7 85 2 2.65 2 1
Mark Wood 17 4 45 1 2.64 1 0
Jack Leach 43.3 20 79 2 1.81 0 0
Ben Stokes 28 7 42 2 1.50 0 0
Joe Root 5 0 30 0 6.00 0 0
Dan Lawrence 2 2 0 1 0.00 0 0

England 1st Innings: 311/10

BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Alex Lees  lbw b Roach 4 9 14 1 0 44.44
Zak Crawley  c †Da Silva b Seales 8 11 21 2 0 72.72
Joe Root (c)  b Roach 13 14 30 3 0 92.85
Dan Lawrence  c Blackwood b Holder 20 38 59 3 0 52.63
Ben Stokes   b Seales 36 95 151 4 0 37.89
Jonny Bairstow  c Holder b Joseph 140 259 388 21 0 54.05
Ben Foakes † lbw b Holder 42 87 122 8 0 48.27
Chris Woakes  c †Da Silva b Seales 28 72 109 3 0 38.88
Craig Overton  c Bonner b Seales 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
Mark Wood  c Permaul b Joseph 1 19 27 0 0 5.26
Jack Leach  not out 4 2 10 1 0 200.00
Extras (b 1, lb 9, nb 5) 15
TOTAL (100.3 Ov, RR: 3.09) 311
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Alex Lees, 2.3 ov), 2-17 (Zak Crawley, 3.5 ov), 3-27 (Joe Root, 8.2 ov), 4-48 (Dan Lawrence, 15.4 ov), 5-115 (Ben Stokes, 39.6 ov), 6-214 (Ben Foakes, 69.2 ov), 7-285 (Chris Woakes, 92.4 ov), 8-285 (Craig Overton, 92.6 ov), 9-305 (Mark Wood, 98.4 ov), 10-311 (Jonny Bairstow, 100.3 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Kemar Roach 21 3 86 2 4.09 0 5
Jayden Seales 22 6 79 4 3.59 0 0
Jason Holder 21 11 24 2 1.14 0 0
Alzarri Joseph 20.3 2 70 2 3.41 0 0
Veerasammy Permaul 13 4 35 0 2.69 0 0
Kraigg Brathwaite 3 1 7 0 2.33 0 0

WI vs ENG Live Score, Day 5: West Indies lose both openers after solid start, still 226 runs away from win, score 60/2 – Follow LIVE updates

The three-Test series is being contested for the newly-named Richards-Botham Trophy in honour of the former Test opponents and Somerset county team mates, Viv Richards and Ian Botham who were sat side by side in the crowd.

WI vs ENG Live Score, Day 5: West Indies lose both openers after solid start, still 226 runs away from win, score 60/2 – Follow LIVE updates

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