After a long wait, Test cricket came to the fild. The hosts decided to bat against the visiting West Indies after winning the toss in Southampton. At the end of the first rainy day, the English collected 35 runs for 1 wicket.
The long wait came to an end. International cricket returns with the first Test between England and the West Indies. All arrangements were ready to return to the unoccupied gallery in Southampton. How many cricketers are accustomed to the new rules of cricket? Cricket fans were in front of the TV set eagerly waiting to see it. But it was hampered by heavy rains.
It had been raining in Southampton since morning local time in England, so the toss was also after the lunch break. Finally, after 3 hours of the scheduled time, the game was played on the field.
The hosts decided to bat after winning the toss in this historic Test. Regular captain Joe Root is on vacation. Ben Stokes was tasked with tossing this memorable Test.
England stumbled at the beginning. Opener Sibley said goodbye before any runs were added to the scoreboard. He went back to being bowled by Caribbean pacer Gabriel. Rain hit again in the third over of the match. After being closed for a while, two teams entered the field. Banners and Joe Denley handled the initial push. These two English batsmen continue to score runs very slowly in the Caribbean bowling cannon.
At the end of the first day, Burns is unbeaten with 20 runs. Joe Denley is at the crease with 14 runs. Shannon Gabriel took the only wicket for the Caribbean.