West Indies defeated England by four wickets in the first Test match at the Rose Bowl. Jermaine Blackwood justified his recall with a match-winning inning.
The win also sent cricket fans into a state of joy as the Windies put in an amazing display.
Here are some of the tweets from fans and cricketers:
Wow @windiescricket what a win. Top display of test cricket.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 12, 2020
Good all-round performances by players from both teams.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 12, 2020
Jermaine Blackwood played a crucial knock in a tense situation to see @windiescricket through. An important win which has set up the series perfectly. #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/PLbJlqIe8c
Many congratulations @windiescricket on a brilliant win. Great display of skills and maturity and extremely well led by Jason Holder. Top knock from Blackwood in the fourth innings and West Indies showing how it is done #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/Y09bLzwaYk— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 12, 2020
Test Cricket matters, winning overseas matters, @windiescricket doing well in Test cricket matters. Great to see Test Match cricket back and great to see West Indies win. A phenomenal effort from the whole WI team. Congratulations #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/yKUILMdOEr— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 12, 2020
Great characters shown in this win by some key players.. congratulations to coach , capt and team https://t.co/sSEMl0kAz6— Courtney A Walsh (@CuddyWalsh) July 12, 2020
West Indies were set 200 to win their first international cricket match since the COVID-19 pandemic bought sports to a halt. Shannon Gabriel took 5-75 - and match figures of 9-137 - to bowl England out for 313. Although England's Jofra Archer did strike twice with Windies going down at 27/3, but Blackwood came to his side's rescue.
The Jamaican made a mature, classy 95, hitting 12 boundaries before falling agonizingly short of a second Test century - five years after his first against England. Roston Chase (37) provided great support for Blackwood, who was dropped on five and 20, and the Windies sealed only their second Test win in England in 20 years the final session.