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England vs West Indies, 1st Test Commentary

Series : West Indies in England 2017
Date : Aug 17 2017, Thu - 06:00 PM (IST)
Venue : Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
ENG 514/8 decl
WI 168, 137
England won by an innings and 209 runs
Toss : England won the toss and elected to bat.
Player Of The Match : Alastair Cook
Batsman R B 4S 6S SR
Miguel Cummins 0 1 0 0
Last 5 overs: 5 runs, 2 wkts
Last Wicket: Alzarri Joseph 0 (1b)
BOWLER O M R W ECO
James Anderson 7.0 2 12 2 1.7
Toby Roland-Jones * 6.4 3 18 2 3
Recent overs
W 0 0 0
0 W 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0
Commentry
  • 45.4

    OUT! Caught. Toby Roland-Jones to Alzarri Joseph. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge to gully, by Stokes. A great performance from England as each bowler has pitched in. Of course a particular mention to Stuart Broad who surpasses Sir Ian Botham to become the second highest wicket taker in England history. England bowled brilliantly all day here taking 19 wickets, albeit with the help of some poor Windies batting. Most showed promise but nobody managed to create an innings from it, bar Blackwood in their first innings. They'll have to improve for the second test at Headingley, and value their wickets more, as well as cut out the loose deliveries with the ball and create some pressure in the field. An all round sub-par performance here in the first test match. England have flourished on the back of the win against South Africa, and although it was the key players that hit the runs with the bat everybody pitched in with the ball for a brilliant win of an innings and 209 runs. England go 1-0 up in the series, winning the game inside three days, and will go to Headingley in high spirits as captain Root returns to his home ground, where expectencies will be high. Thanks for being here with us and we will see you then.

    Alzarri Joseph c Ben Stokes b Toby Roland-Jones 8 (24)
  • 45.3

    Toby Roland-Jones to Alzarri Joseph. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 45.2

    Toby Roland-Jones to Alzarri Joseph. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Anderson.

  • 45.1

    Toby Roland-Jones to Alzarri Joseph. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 45
    End of Over 45. no runs. Bowler: James Anderson. West Indies: 137/9(rr 3.04)
  • 44.6

    James Anderson to Miguel Cummins. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Anderson.

  • 44.5

    OUT! Bowled. James Anderson to Kemar Roach. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper, fielded by Bairstow. Anderson makes the breakthrough, second over back into the attack and he bowls a beauty which takes the middle stump of Roach, admittedly not the best of shots but great bowling from Anderson and England are to within one wicket of victory with their 18th of the day.

    Kemar Roach b James Anderson 12 (33)
  • 44.4

    James Anderson to Kemar Roach. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stoneman.

  • 44.3

    James Anderson to Kemar Roach. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 44.2

    James Anderson to Kemar Roach. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Broad.

  • 44.1

    James Anderson to Kemar Roach. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Malan.

  • 44
    End of Over 44. no runs. Bowler: Toby Roland-Jones. West Indies: 137/8(rr 3.11)
  • 43.6

    Toby Roland-Jones to Alzarri Joseph. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 43.5

    Toby Roland-Jones to Alzarri Joseph. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Broad.

  • 43.4

    Toby Roland-Jones to Alzarri Joseph. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 43.3

    Toby Roland-Jones to Alzarri Joseph. Seaming away short, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 43.2

    Toby Roland-Jones to Alzarri Joseph. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 43.1

    Toby Roland-Jones to Alzarri Joseph. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 43
    End of Over 43. 1 run. Bowler: James Anderson. West Indies: 137/8(rr 3.19)
  • 42.6

    James Anderson to Kemar Roach. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Anderson.

  • 42.5

    James Anderson to Kemar Roach. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Westley.

  • 42.4

    James Anderson to Kemar Roach. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Westley.

  • 42.3

    James Anderson to Kemar Roach. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Westley.

  • 42.2

    James Anderson to Alzarri Joseph. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Stoneman.

  • 42.1

    James Anderson to Alzarri Joseph. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 42
    End of Over 42. 4 runs. Bowler: Toby Roland-Jones. West Indies: 136/8(rr 3.24)
  • 41.6

    Toby Roland-Jones to Kemar Roach. Seaming away short, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 41.5

    Toby Roland-Jones to Kemar Roach. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 41.4

    FOUR! Toby Roland-Jones to Kemar Roach. Seaming away short, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Good shot from Roach in and amongst the bleak situation they find themselves in. Windies batters have played these shots a few times today and done pretty well with them. Roach dispatches the ball to the backwards point boundary.

  • 41.3

    Toby Roland-Jones to Kemar Roach. Seaming away short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stoneman.

  • 41.2

    APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Toby Roland-Jones to Kemar Roach. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Bairstow, appeal made for Caught.

  • 41.1

    Toby Roland-Jones to Kemar Roach. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Broad.

  • 41
    End of Over 41. 6 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. West Indies: 132/8(rr 3.22)
  • 40.6

    Moeen Ali to Alzarri Joseph. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Westley.

  • 40.5

    Moeen Ali to Alzarri Joseph. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ali.

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