Eng vs WI, 1st Test : Day 4 highlights

England vs West Indies Test Match 2020: Catch all the scores, updates and commentary of day four action at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

Dom Sibley raises his bat after scoring a half-century on Day four of the first Test.   -  REUTERS

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's coverage of day four of the first Test between England and West Indies held at Ageas Bowl, Southampton.



- England 204, 284/8 at the end of 104 overs (Archer 5, Wood 1) STUMPS. Archer plays out Gabriel and that's the end of day's play. England scored 116 runs in the final session but West Indies crucially claimed 5 wickets to take the advantage into the final day of the Test. England is ahead by 170 runs.

- England 204, 283/8 at the end of 103 overs (Archer 5, Wood 0) Archer manages to squeeze the ball in between the slip cordon for a boundary.

- England 204, 279/8 at the end of 102 overs (Archer 1, Wood 0) Gabriel does it again. He uproots the off-stump of Bess as he plays all over the ball which straightens after pitching. Another one and it's the key wicket of Pope. He chops it onto the stumps.

- England 204, 277/6 at the end of 101 overs (Pope 11, Bess 3) Roach comes on for Joseph. Bess digs out another yorker.

- England 204, 276/6 at the end of 100 overs (Pope 10, Bess 3) Shannon Gabriel replaces Holder. We are into the extended 30 minutes of play now. Gabriel starts with a maiden.

- England 204, 276/6 at the end of 99 overs (Pope 10, Bess 3) Another maiden for Joseph. Five fiery overs from the pacer with two wickets to show for his efforts.

- England 204, 275/6 at the end of 98 overs (Pope 9, Bess 2) Welcome boundary for England with Pope pulling Holder to the square leg boundary.

- England 204, 267/6 at the end of 97 overs (Pope 3, Bess 1) Joseph gets the outside edge of Bess but Dowrich couldn't hold on to it while going with one hand. Bess survives an leg before shout before the DRS review which shows the ball going on to clip the leg stump. Umpire's call 

- England 204, 267/6 at the end of 96 overs (Pope 3, Bess 1) Holder with an inswinging yorker which Bess does well to dig out.

- England 204, 265/6 at the end of 95 overs (Pope 2, Bess 0) Another one for the Windies! That's poor from Buttler. Joseph gets it full on the driving length on fourth stump and draws in Buttler, who manages to get only an inside edge onto the stumps. The leg stump is uprooted. Windies right on top here with the lead just over 150. Wicket maiden from Joseph. Dom Bess is the new batsman.

England 204, 258/5 at the end of 92 overs (Buttler 4, Pope 1). Joseph and Holder are attacking the stumps now.

- England 204, 257/5 at the end of 91 overs (Buttler 4, Pope 0). Zak Crawley falls for 76. A brilliant innings from him. He was caught and bowled by Alzarri Joseph.

- England 204, 249/4 at the end of 90 overs (Crawley 72, Pope 0). One captain gets another. Stokes is out for 46 off the bowling of Holder. He was caught at gully by Shai Hope.

- England 204, 244/3 at the end of 88 overs (Crawley 71, Stokes 42). West Indies skipper Jason Holder bowled a maiden after a six-run over from Roach.

- England 204, 238/3 at the end of 86 overs (Crawley 71, Stokes 36). It leads by 124 runs. The partnership between Crawley and Stokes is 87 now.

- England 204, 228/3 at the end of 84 overs (Crawley 67, Stokes 31). Kemar Roach's maiden over was followed by a 13-run over bowled by Shannon Gabriel.

- England 204, 215/3 at the end of 82 overs (Crawley 62, Stokes 23), Kemar Roach to bowl. The lead has crossed 100 now.

- England 204, 211/3 at the end of 81 overs (Crawley 59, Stokes 22) West Indies take the second new ball and it will be Shannon Gabriel.

- England 204, 207/3 at the end of 80 overs (Crawley 56, Stokes 21) The second new ball is available now.

- England 204, 205/3 at the end of 79 overs (Crawley 55, Stokes 20)

- England 204, 203/3 at the end of 78 overs (Crawley 55, Stokes 18) Singles are coming easily and the new ball is available in two overs. Shannon Gabriel is back in the field.

- The 200 comes up for England and the lead is now 87.

- England 204, 199/3 at the end of 77 overs (Crawley 53, Stokes 16)

- England 204, 196/3 at the end of 76 overs (Crawley 50, Stokes 16) Chance for a catch but falls safe - Alzarri Joseph digs it short, Stokes goes for the hook, doesn't time it well, Holder runs back from the slip cordon and the ball falls safe.

- Second new ball available in just over 4 overs.

- England 204, 190/3 at the end of 75 overs (Crawley 50, Stokes 10) Runs are coming freely now and Stokes isn't holding back.

- FOUR- Stokes goes down on his knee and sweeps it over mid-wicket. Phew! What a shot!

- England 204, 185/3 at the end of 74 overs (Crawley 50, Stokes 5) Just a single from Jason Holder's over as Stokes rotates strike. 

- England 204, 184/3 at the end of 73 overs (Crawley 50, Stokes 4) Excellent half-century from Crawley and he is looking set out there in the middle. Took his time but once he got his eye in, played to the merit of the ball with positive intent.

- Fifty for Crawley - First, a boundary behind square and then a reverse sweep through the backward point gets him to his half-century. Fine innings.

- England 204, 176/3 at the end of 72 overs (Crawley 42, Stokes 4) The England captain is off the mark and Crawley is slowly nearing his fifty.

- FOUR- Stokes is off the mark after facing 20 deliveries. Pitched-up and the England captain drives it firmly striaght for a boundary.

- Jason Holder, back into the attack

- England 204, 172/3 at the end of 71 overs (Crawley 42, Stokes 0)

-  FOUR- Excellent from Crawley as he makes room, goes on his backfoot and nails it through the covers for a boundary.

- First ball after Tea and it will be Roston Chase to Crawley.

- We are back for the final session of play and West Indies will search for more wickets. The wicket has eased out, looks good for batting and will England counterattack, remains to be seen.

- Tea - England 204, 168/3 at the end of 70 overs (Crawley 38, Stokes 0) England has taken the lead and 89 runs have been scored this session. Stokes is yet to open his account after surviving a scare in the final over.

- REVIEW - An unsuccessful review for the second time by Holder. There was an appeal for a catch, the ball goes past Ben Stokes' defence and there is no deviation as the bat hits the ground. The on-field decision stays.

- Kraigg Brathwaite into the attack and this should be the last over before Tea.

- England 204, 165/3 at the end of 69 overs (Crawley 35, Stokes 0) Seven runs from the over and it's Crawley who has decided to unsettle Chase.

-  FOUR - Crawley is not holding back as he continues to come down the track and this time lofts Chase gently over mid-off for a boundary.

- England 204, 158/3 at the end of 68 overs (Crawley 28, Stokes 0) Three runs come of leg-byes and Stokes is yet to open his account. West Indies bowlers are trying to set-up the England captain but Stokes is being watchful.

- England 204, 154/3 at the end of 67 overs (Crawley 27, Stokes 0) Chase almost got Crawley but the ball falls just short of the fielder at cover. Crawley is living dangerously against spin.

- England 204, 152/3 at the end of 66 overs (Crawley 24, Stokes 0) Stokes is yet to get off the mark and Alzarri Joseph keeps it tight by giving just one run.

- England 204, 151/3 at the end of 65 overs (Crawley 24, Stokes 0) Fruitful over from the West Indies point of view and a couple more could shift the game in a big way. Stokes, the man!

- Ben Stokes, the England captain walks in.

- WICKET - There it is. Chase gets the well-set Denly and that is a very loose shot from Denly. Flighted delivery, down the leg and Denly flicks straight into the hands of Jason Holder at mid-wicket. Another start went begging.

- England 204, 151/2 at the end of 64 overs (Denly 29, Crawley 24) The batsmen are not in any hurry and West Indies needs an inspiration, a wicket from somewhere.

- The 150 is up for England and the lead is now 37.

- England 204, 149/2 at the end of 63 overs (Denly 29, Crawley 22) There was a shout for LBW but Denly was lucky as the ball was going doen the leg side. Just a single from the Chase over.

- England 204, 148/2 at the end of 62 overs (Denly 29, Crawley 21) Both batsmen are showing plenty of intent and West Indies bowlers are showing signs of being tired. Three runs from the over.

- Alzarri Joseph back into the attack

- England 204, 145/2 at the end of 61 overs (Denly 29, Crawley 18) Denly has put on his dancing shoes as he comes down the track and lofts Chase over mid-on but gets just a couple.

- England 204, 143/2 at the end of 60 overs (Denly 27, Crawley 18) Kemar Roach pulls things back slightly with a maiden over but West Indies need a breakthrough, rather quickly.

- England 204, 143/2 at the end of 59 overs (Denly 27, Crawley 18) Runs are coming thick and fast and England's lead is swelling.

-FOUR- Denly finds the fence once again and this time he helps a delivery down the leg. Chase has to get his line right.

- England 204, 137/2 at the end of 58 overs (Denly 22, Crawley 17) Expensive over from Roach as eight runs come and both batsmen are going about their job with aplomb.

- FOUR- What a wonderful drive from Crawley. Pure class he drills Roach past the umpire for a boundary.

- England 204, 129/2 at the end of 57 overs (Denly 22, Crawley 9) Denly and Crawley negotiate Chase safely as they bank on singles. Four from the over.

- England 204, 125/2 at the end of 56 overs (Denly 20, Crawley 7) A maiden over from Roach.

- England 204, 125/2 at the end of 55 overs (Denly 20, Crawley 7) Spin being reintroduced and Crawley doesn't allow Chase to settle.

-  FOUR - Crawley gets into the act as he dances down the track and clears mid-on for a boundary.

- Roston Chase into the attack.

- England 204, 119/2 at the end of 54 overs (Denly 19, Crawley 2) England has taken the lead and it is time for a Drinks break.

- England 204, 117/2 at the end of 53 overs (Denly 19, Crawley 0) 

-  FOUR- Holder bangs it short and gets the treatment as Denly pulls to the deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

- Review - West Indies go for a review after Denly goes for a pull but there's nothing on the UltraEdge. Rare moment when Holder got it wrong.

- England 204, 113/2 at the end of 52 overs (Denly 15, Crawley 0) Eventful over and although Gabriel was disappointed at the start, he ended the over by dismissing Sibley.

- Zak Crawley is the new man in.

- WICKET - Gabriel strikes and Sibley's problems down the leg continues. Just after a reprieve, Sibley nudges a delivery that was going down the leg and Dowrich pouches it.

- Bowled! No Ball! - Sibley gets a life immediately after reaching his fifty but Shannon Gabriel has overstepped. Inside edge on to the stumps but Gabriel can't believe he has overstepped. Very tight call from the third umpire.

- Fifty for Sibley - Sibley flicks Gabriel through the square for a couple and brings up his half-century.

- England 204, 110/1 at the end of 51 overs (Sibley 48, Denly 15) Five runs from the over and England is closing on the gap.

- FOUR - Finally a boundary and it comes from Denly's bat. Half-volley on offer and Denly punches it down the ground.

- England 204, 105/1 at the end of 50 overs (Sibley 47, Denly 11) Sibley can't find the boundary despite a strong flick through the mid-wicket as the outfield is not that quick. Expensive as seven runs come from Gabriel's over. 

- 100 up for England and the home side trails by 14 runs.

- England 204, 98/1 at the end of 49 overs (Sibley 41, Denly 10) Yet another maiden from Holder and Denly exhibits good defence.

- Skipper Jason Holder back into the attack

- England 204, 98/1 at the end of 48 overs (Sibley 41, Denly 10) Couple of half-volleys from Gabriel and West Indies bowlers have to be more tight in their execution. Denly enters double digits.

- England 204, 95/1 at the end of 47 overs (Sibley 41, Denly 7) Excellent from Kemar Roach as he is using the crease a lot more and this times goes wide of the crease to get the ball into Sibley on some occassions. Maiden. 

- England 204, 95/1 at the end of 46 overs (Sibley 41, Denly 7) Sibley is slowly settling in as he is comfortbale in just steering Gabriel by opening the face of the bat to the third man region. Sluggish outfield didn't allow the ball to run to the boundary. Three runs from the over.


 Shannon Gabriel replaces Alzarri Joseph

- England 204, 92/1 at the end of 45 overs (Sibley 38, Denly 7) Kemar Roach is bowling with intent as he is changing his lengths and almost git Denly with a delivery that lifted off from a good length. Just two from the over. England trails just by 22 runs.

- England 204, 90/1 at the end of 44 overs (Sibley 38, Denly 5) Four runs from the over and Dom Sibley has a change of bat.

- England 204, 86/1 at the end of 43 overs (Sibley 34, Denly 5) West Indies fielding has to pick up as the fielders have allowed easy singles and the running between the wickets by Sibley and Denly has been excellent.

- England 204, 85/1 at the end of 42 overs (Sibley 33, Denly 5) Fruitful over for England as six runs came off Alzarri Joseph's over. A tight single almost put Sibley in danger, but at the end he was safe. 

- England 204, 79/1 at the end of 41 overs (Sibley 31, Denly 1) Maiden over to start with after Lunch and Kemar Roach almost knocked off the off-stump on one occassion.

- We are back after Lunch and it will be Roach to Sibley.

- Lunch - England 204, 79/1 at the end of 40 overs (Sibley 31, Denly 1) 64 runs and one wicket with England trailing by 35 runs. The session grew interesting as it progressed and it was Roston Chase who got West Indies the breakthrough by removing Rory burns, who dug himself in and made a patient 42 off 104 balls but failed to get going. There is not much movement but the West Indies bowlers ensured England didn't run away and kept the pressure on. Sibley has got his eye in and he will hold the key. Back in 45 minutes.

- England 204, 77/1 at the end of 39 overs (Sibley 30, Denly 0) Roston Chase bowls yet another maiden and he is maintaining an immaculate line. Has been excellent since the start.

- England 204, 77/1 at the end of 38 overs (Sibley 30, Denly 0) Four leg-byes and a single from the Alzarri Joseph over but West Indies players have found a spring in their step.

- England 204, 72/1 at the end of 37 overs (Sibley 29, Denly 0) Wicket-maiden for Roston Chase and gets the well-set Rory Burns.

- Joe Denly walks out to join Dominic Sibley.

- WICKET - There's the breakthrough and Rory Burns, after all the hardwork. has to depart. Roston Chase breaks the stand and this is such a soft dismissal. Short and wide and Burns slashes it straight into the hands of John Campbell at backward point.

- England 204, 72/0 at the end of 36 overs (Sibley 29, Burns 42) - Just a single from the Alzarri Joseph over and England now trails by 42 runs.

- England 204, 71/0 at the end of 35 overs (Sibley 29, Burns 41) - Roston Chase bowls his third maiden and is keeping things tight.

- England 204, 71/0 at the end of 34 overs (Sibley 29, Burns 41) - Alzarri Joseph was brought into the attack as he replaces skipper Holder. Just two runs from the over but wickets, the need of the hour for West Indies. 

- England 204, 69/0 at the end of 33 overs (Sibley 28, Burns 40)

- FOUR - Sibley breaks away from the shackles and comes down the track to drive through the mid-on for a boundary.

- England 204, 64/0 at the end of 32 overs (Sibley 24, Burns 39- Another maiden and this time Holder doesn't allow Sibley off the hook.

- England 204, 64/0 at the end of 31 overs (Sibley 24, Burns 39- Chase bowls a maiden over.

- England 204, 64/0 at the end of 30 overs (Sibley 24, Burns 39)- Sibley gets hit on his right elbow and there is a sharp cut. Blood on his shirt and he receives some treatment. Short of length from Holder and the ball takes off sharply, Sibley wated to leave but the ball hits him flush on the elbow Nothing serious though.

- England 204, 64/0 at the end of 29 overs (Sibley 24, Burns 39) - Roston Chase and Jason Holder have dried up the runs after the Drinks break and there is some ackward bounce from the surface. West Indies need to be persistent to make a breakthrough.

- Drinks Break - Very comfortable opening hour for the England openers and the West Indies bowlers will have to bowl a lot fuller to create more chances. With the Sun beating down, there is less movement off the surface and spin will come into play. Roston Chase will play a part just like Dominic Bess did for England.

- The fifty-runs partnership between Rory Burns and Dom Sibley comes up in 117 balls.

- Jason Holder into the attack.

- Michael Holding on air reckons that the pitch will assist spin as the Test progresses. Chase begins by giving five runs of his first over. England 47/0 after 19 overs.

- Jason Holder employs spin for the first time and it will be Roston Chase.

- Positive start from both openers - Burns and Sibley with the former more circumspect in his appraoch. With no movement, West Indies bowlers are still searching for the right length, especially Gabriel. Roach meanwhile, has been able to get the ball pitch full and making the batsmen play, on most occassions.


- Burns gets going with an easy flick behind the square for a couple.

- Just a single from the over and Burns is yet to open his account this morning.

- Shannon Gabriel to partner Kemar Roach

- Good line from Roach, shaping the ball in and Sibley being watchful taps one to mid-on for a single to end the first over of the day.

- We are all set for the day's proceedings to begin. The England openers - Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley out in the middle and it will be Kemar Roach with Sibley on strike. 

- Weather Update - Plenty of sunshine and it will be dry. There will be a bit of cloud cover but no rain, wahtsoever.

- The story so far - England was expected to have an upper hand but the West Indies turned tables with some impressive performances. First, Jason Holder led from the front by picking his career-best 6-42 and along with Shannon Gabriel 4-62 bundled out England for 204. West Indies replied in a way, they best know - Kraigg Brathwaite top-scoring with a matured 65 before timely contributions from Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase. Skipper Ben Stokes turned the tide by taking four wickets but a crucial 61 from wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich helped the visitors secure a healthy 114-run lead. Jimmy Anderson struggled to purchase movement off the surface but took three wickets as West Indies was bowled out for 318. Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley managed to negotiate the new Duke ball in the final hour of play on Friday and carried their bat through with England trailing by 99 runs.

- Good noon and we are all set for Day four of the first Test, which promises to be a cracker with West Indies in a commanding position.

Shane Dowrich with a timely half-century helped West Indies take a healthy lead.   -  REUTERS



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1. England: Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

2. West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer and Kemar Roach.


What: West Indies tour of England, 2020

Where: Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Date: July 08-12

Time: 03:30 PM IST


(The telecast will be aired on Sony Network and live streaming will be available on SonyLiv App)