England vs West Indies first Test Match

Cricket with Dalchand Bissoon

Ian Bell – 22nd Test century.
Ian Bell – 22nd Test century.

In the first Test between England and the West Indies last Tuesday, the visitors sent in to bat first scored 399 all out just before lunch on the second day, losing their last five wickets for only 42 runs at Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

West Indies in reply were 155 for four wickets at the close, still trailing by 244 runs with six wickets remaining in the first innings.

Scores were England 399 all out in 110 overs with Ian Bell topscoring with 143, his 22nd Test century; Joe Root made 83 and Ben Stokes chipped in with 79, the principal scorers; Kemar Roach finished with four for 94; Jerome Taylor three for 90 and Jason Holder two for 69.

West Indies went 155 for four wickets in 66 overs with opener Kraigg Brathwaite scoring 39 and Marlon Samuels 33. The not out batsmen are Shiv Chanderpaul on 29 and Jermaine Blackwood on 30. J. Anderson, S. Broad, C. Jordon and J. Tredwell took one wicket each.

The match continues.

The second Test will be played at the National Cricket Stadium in St. George’s, Grenada, from April 21-25 and the third and final Test is at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, from May 1-5.