England v West Indies: Participant rankings as vacationers win thrilling first Check

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West Indies beat England at the Ageas Bowl to take a lead in the series

West Indies beat England on the Ageas Bowl to take a lead within the sequence (Image: Getty)

West Indies secured an exhilarating four-wicket victory over England on the Ageas Bowl to take a 1-Zero lead within the three-match sequence.

Set a fourth-innings goal of 200, Jermaine Blackwood scored 95 and Roston Chase made 37 as Windies knocked off the runs with 4 wickets to spare.

England have been brief favourites to win the sequence earlier than a ball was bowled however should now win the ultimate two matches to reclaim the Wisden Trophy, with the second Check beginning on Thursday at Previous Trafford.


Rory Burns – 7/10

Regarded in first rate nick and made promising begins in each innings however did not kick on. His tame second-innings dismissal on a day very best for batting might be a reason for actual frustration.

Dom Sibley – 6/10

Left a straight one within the second over of the match however responded with England’s first half-century of the summer season later within the sport. Continues to be weak off his pads however, at 24, has time to adapt and enhance.

Joe Denly – 3/10

His last England look? As soon as once more did not submit a considerable rating and appears set to be the participant to make method for the returning Joe Root for the second Check.

Joe Denly is in danger of being dropped for the second Test

Joe Denly is at risk of being dropped for the second Check (Image: Getty)

Zak Crawley – 7/10

Upstaged his Kent team-mate with a powerful and fluent half-century on day 4. Missed out on a ton however has now scored two fifties in eight Check innings and appears the half.

Ben Stokes (c) – 8/10

His resolution to bat first was absolutely a mistake, whereas Stuart Broad’s omission additionally appeared questionable. However England’s stand-in captain impressed on the sphere, scoring 89 runs – twice failing to covert begins into match-defining scores – and taking 5 wickets.

Ollie Pope – 3/10

A uncommon failure for England’s most enjoyable and gifted younger batsman.

Jos Buttler (wk) – 3/10

Has all of the expertise on the earth however continues to frustrate England followers in Check cricket. His common is threatening to creep beneath 30 and the pattern dimension just isn’t inconsiderable. Ben Foakes is ready within the wings and arguably deserves an opportunity.

James Anderson more than justified his selection at the Ageas Bowl

James Anderson greater than justified his choice on the Ageas Bowl (Image: Getty)

Dom Bess – 6/10

Bowled properly within the first innings, containing properly whereas chipping in with two wickets. Additionally confirmed he can bat with an unbeaten 31. Didn’t contribute with the ball on day 5, though he actually would have benefited from having extra runs to play with.

Jofra Archer – 7/10

Carried out higher than his figures counsel on days one and two and produced a few excellent spells on day 5 – selecting up three wickets – to offer England hope. Nonetheless, would have hoped for extra in his first Check towards the crew he represented as much as U19 degree.

Mark Wooden – 6/10

Additionally impressed in spells with out coming away with good figures. Regarded match and powerful – which has not all the time been the case throughout his profession – clocking speeds of 95mph. Will have to be sorted this summer season and could also be rotated for the following match.

James Anderson – 7/10

Marginally England’s greatest bowler, which ought to come as no shock. Dismissed three of West Indies’ top-five to get the hosts again within the match after their mediocre effort with the bat. Continues to indicate his class as he closes in on 600 Check scalps.

West Indies

John Campbell – 4/10

Was labored over by Anderson within the first innings, whereas his second-innings was ended prematurely by a foot harm that pressured him to retire harm.

Kraigg Brathwaite – 7/10

A key participant in Windies’ top-order. Made 65 in his first knock of the tour, earlier than failing because the vacationers started their second-innings chase.

Shai Hope – 3/10

West Indies’ most gifted batsman failed twice. Tamely nicked Bess to slide within the first innings, earlier than being undone by a magnificence from Wooden on day 5. Windies want extra from him going ahead.

Sharmarh Brooks – 5/10

Additionally batted properly first time up however couldn’t contribute within the chase, turning into Archer’s second sufferer of the sequence.   

Roston Chase – 8/10

Offered solidity to West Indies’ middle-order with scores of 47 and 40. Occupied the crease properly earlier than being dismissed by two high deliveries, together with an outstanding bouncer from Archer. Additionally supplied helpful off-spin, containing England properly and chipping in with a wicket.

Jermaine Blackwood – 9/10

Was understandably criticised for his first-innings dismissal – selecting out mid-off when attempting to smash a spinner excessive is rarely look – however responded brilliantly with a gem of an innings on day 5, scoring 95 to take his facet to victory.

Shane Dowrich (wk) – 7/10

Didn’t all the time look comfy towards England’s faster bowlers however contributed in each innings and saved properly.

Shannon Gabriel claimed his sixth Check five-wicket haul (Image: Getty)

Jason Holder (c) – 8/10

Bowled superbly, taking career-best figures of 6-42 within the first innings. Laid down a marker to his principal rival Stokes, dismissing him twice. An impressive participant and captain.

Alzarri Joseph – 6/10

Struggled to include England in the beginning of the match and was the weak hyperlink in Windies’ spectacular tempo assault within the first innings. Produced the products on day 4, nevertheless, with two incredible spells that delivered two wickets.

Kemar Roach – 6/10

Someway leaves Southampton wicket-less. Bowled properly and economically with no reward.

Shannon Gabriel – 10/10

Offered glorious back-up to Holder as Windies ripped by England on day two, after which claimed his sixth Check five-fer within the second innings. Identified for his tempo and aggression however possesses nice ability too. An excellent efficiency.

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