Caribbean batsman Jermaine Blackwood missed his century by only 5 runs, but with his best innings, West Indies beat England by 4 wickets in the first Test and took a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series. West Indies had a target of 200 runs which they achieved by losing six wickets on the fifth and final day of the Test match.
West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood scored 95 runs. He hit 12 fours in an innings of 154 balls. Blackwood made useful partnerships of 73 for the fourth wicket with Roston Chase (37) and 68 for the fifth wicket with Shane Dowrich (20).
This series is being played under the World Test Championship and in this way West Indies opened their account with 40 points.
Blackwood took over when the West Indies lost three wickets for 27 runs. After the match, West Indies captain Jason Holder said, “Blackwood’s innings was fantastic. When he was out, I was very disappointed. He plays in this way.
Holder said, ‘This is one of our best wins so far. The bowlers were bowling continuously. He gave his everything. It was a difficult day of Test cricket.
Regarding playing after a long time, Holder said, ‘I don’t think any team knew how it would happen. We got a chance to play, but mentally you are never sure. But it was willful.