England vs West Indies 1st Test Day 4 highlights: England 284/8, lead West Indies by 170 runs at stumps
England vs West Indies 1st Test Day 4 at Southampton: Follow updates of England vs West Indies.Updated: Jul 12, 2020 01:26 IST
England vs West Indies Live Score 1st Test Day 4 at Southampton: West Indies have got 5 wickets in this session to once again turn the match on their side. Shannon Gabriel and Alzarri Joseph struck in quick succession in the last session to put England on the backfoot. England are 284/8, leading West Indies by 170 runs.
FOLLOW UPDATES OF ENGLAND vs WEST INDIES 1st TEST DAY 4:
23:32 hrs: That will be stumps on Day 4. West Indies have got 5 wickets in this session to once again turn the match on their side. Shannon Gabriel and Alzarri Joseph struck in quick succession in the last session to put England on the backfoot. England are 284/8, leading West Indies by 170 runs.
23:23 hrs: FOUR! Not the most convincing shots from Archer but he and would England would take anything and everything that come their way now. Just about six or seven minutes to got for stumps. England’s tail will have eye on that as well.
23:19 hrs: BOWLED! Pope this time. Shannon Gabriel is on the moon. Not the best of delivery Gabriel has bowled today, it did come back in sharply and Bess chops it on to his stumps. This is turning out to be dream period of play for West Indies.
23:14 hrs: BOWLED! A beauty from Gabriel, too good for Bess. The ball pitched on middle, shaped away and knocked over Bess’ offs tump. England are effectively 164 for 7.
22:52 hrs: DROPPED! Dowrich would be disappointed. He sort of overstretched and the ball hit the heel of his hand and popped out. Will this be a costly miss? Only time will tell. Dom Bess lives to fight another day.
22:40 hrs: BOWLED! No DRS can save you from this. Joseph has picked up his second in this session. He pitches it up, get it to comeback in and this type of delivery has given Buttler troubles many times, big gap between pat and pad and the inside edge only helps the ball to crash onto the stumps. England six down
22:33 hrs: NOT OUT! Wickets missing! Jos Buttler survives thanks to DRS, huge sigh of relief for England. Jason Holder brings one back in with the angle and thuds into Buttler’s front pad. The umpire raised his finger but the bounce was always going to be a question with Holder’s height.
22:25 hrs: FOUR! Butler gets off the mark with a boundary. A bit of width provided by Joseph, Buttler needs no sighter, he lashes on to it.
Right-handed batsman Jos Buttler comes in at No.7
22:22 hrs: OUT! Caught and bowled! Crawley falls for 76. This is a huge wicket for West Indies. Alzarri Joseph takes a good return catch. Nothing special with the delivery, may be it didn't arrive as quickly as Crawley was expecting it, he closes his bat face early, gets a leading edge and it finds Joseph in his follow through.
Right-handed batsman Ollie Pope is the new man in
22:16 hrs: OUT! Cometh the hour the cometh the man. It’s Jason Holder who provides the much-needed breakthrough. Stokes once again walks across the stumps but gets the outside edge and Holder is ecstatic. This is the second time he has dismissed Stokes in this match. No prizes for guessing who is winning the captain vs captain battle. England 249/4
22:10 hrs: 8 overs with the second new ball and still no success for West Indies. Stokes and Crawley in fact have looked rather comfortable against Roach and Gabriel. This is match is slowly going away from the West Indies.
22:00 hrs: FOUR! Gosh Stokes is playing some gorgeous strokes. This time it’s a check drive past mid-on and it races away for a four. “I think at the moment Ben Stokes is England’s best batsman, even when Joe Root comes back. At the moment technically Stokes is England’s most compact player,” big comments from Nasser Hussain in the Sky Sports commentary.
21:42 hrs: FOUR! Another one. Not as picture-perfect as the last one but a very good shot nonetheless. Stokes has brought out some of his best drives in this over of Gabriel.
21:41 hrs: FOUR! Hold that pose Stokes. You deserve all the clicks for the shot. What an outstanding looking cover drive that is. 87 mph, Stokes plants his front foot and drives the ball past the mid-off fielder and into the fence.
21:31 hrs: A thickish outside from Crawley’s bat, Stokes is quick and forces Crawley to run three. England’s lead crosses 100.
21:28 hrs: Second new ball taken! It took just 1 over for Jason Holder to say enough is enough, new ball is way forward. Shannon Gabriel will start with the new cherry.
21:10 hrs: In the air but lands safely! A short delivery from Joseph, which was slightly swinging away from Stokes but he went for the pull shot and ended up getting a top edge. The ball landed just away from Jason Holder who was running from the slips.
20:54 hrs: FOUR! Stokes at his best. Holder made the mistake of overpitching and the England captain was up for it. Straight back past the bowler and the ball races away for a boundary.
20:50 hrs: FOUR! Fantastic shot from Crawley. Short delivery from Chase, Crawley rocked on to the backfoot and punched through the covers for a four.
20:48 hrs: Welcome back for the final session of Day 4. England are effectivelye 54/3 and they would hope for a lead of at least 220-plus to even think of attacking West Indies in the final two sessions tomorrow. But first thing, they have to start afresh against Roston Chase.
20:40 hrs: It was exciting session of cricket. This session sort of indicated that England are not looking to ‘save’ this Test match and in fact are looking to get a good lead and put pressure on West Indies to bat on the final day.
20:30 hrs:At tea on Day 4, England reach 168/3 (Crawley 38*), lead West Indies by 54 runs.
20:10 hrs: Out! Oh dear. At the stroke of tea, Chase strikes to remove Denly for 29. Another soft dismissal for England as they lose their third for 151.
20:04 hrs: 150 up for England for the loss of two wickets. They lead West Indies by 37 runs as we close in towards the end of the second session on Day 4.
19:50 hrs: Good positive approach displayed by Denly and Crawley. The partnership has reached 32 off 56 balls and the shots are beginning to come out as well. Crawled and Deny helped themselves to a boundary each in a gap of four balls helping England to a lead of 31 runs.
19:30 hrs: Denly and Crawley now getting into the act. Joe is beginning to look a lot more assured not that he’s faced over 50 deliveries. England in control as they reach 129/2. A big partnership is key here.
19:15 hrs: A crunching boundary from Joe Denly puts England in the lead, ahead by 3 runs. The score moves to 117/2. England have lost a second wicket in Dom Sibley. How? Well, two balls after he gets a reprieve off a no-ball, the batsman is out caught down the leg side. Gabriel and West Indies can breathe a sigh of relief.
19:05 hrs: Fifty for Dom Sibley, the second time he’s got a 50-plus score in Tests. Also, a chance for West Indies goes begging. The very next ball after the batsman got to his fifty, Sibley played on to his stumps. However, the replay showed Gabriel failing to keep any part of his feet behind the line. Hence, it’s a no-ball and Sibley will stay. West Indies cannot afford this.
18:50 hrs: 100 up for England. Sibley and Denly continue to take England forward as the deficit is reduced to only 12 runs. West Indies being too leg-sidish at the moment and both the right-handers are working easy ones and twos. Holder and Gabriel just a bit off line here.
18:30 hrs: England resume the second session on a positive note. Their running between the wickets has been fantastic with Sibley pouncing on every opportunity to run the quick single. The hosts are closing in on a hundred here. 92/1 in 45.
18:15 hrs: Welcome back for the second session of play on Day 4. England were motoring along in the first before a timely strike from West Indies got them back. Sibley the key man here for England, having worked so hard - he has faced 123 balls for his 31.As as we mention this, Roach begins the session with a maiden.
17:32 hrs: End of the first session. England reach 79/1 at lunch on Day 4 (Sibley 31*), trail West Indies by 35 runs.
17:20 hrs: OUT! Chase gets the breakthrough for West Indies. Burns goes for 42 and England have lost their 1st wicket for 72. Soft dismissal. Poor ball from Chase - short and wide. Burns went for the cut shot but didn’t time it well and lobbed it to backward point. He is gutted with himself.
16:45 hrs: West Indies have regrouped well after drinks. Just one run scored in four overs. Chase a lot better in his approach, flighting the ball nicely and making the batsmen circumspect with their feet movement. The next hour promises to be really engaging.
16:30 hrs: Drinks on the field. England have negotiated the first hour of the day and they’ve negotiated it well. Sibley and Burns have provided them the start England were looking for. They have been on the ball from the first delivery of the day and have shown tremendous composure on the start of Day 4. 24 overs bowled, and England have reached 62 without loss, trailing West Indies by 52 runs
16:15 hrs: Fifty up for England. Runs starting to flow. First signs of spin in the second innings as Roston Chase comes on. Kemar Roach and Jason Holder offer a couple of looseners and Burns is turning out to be too good a player to miss them. It’s been a good, solid stand by both openers, making for an equally solid first hour of play.
16:00 hrs: Two boundaries off three balls for England. Burns and Sibley latch on to a couple of full deliveries from Shannon Gabriel. The first was wide outside off and Burns creams it through covers. Two balls later, Gabriel strayed on to Sibley’s legs and the batsman effortlessly flicks it through square leg. England 34/0 after 16, trail by 76.
15:45 hrs: Steady start to the day by Burns and Sibley. Three overs gone, six added to England’s overnight score. Roach is really bending his back and Gabriel is spot on with his length. As cliched as it may sound, but the first hour is always special. England still trailing and West Indies must be seeking a wicket to ensure they keep the hosts on their toes.
15:26 hrs: Dom Sibley and Rory Burns have slowly made their way out into centre. They look determined and boy does England need a good effort from their openers today. Kemar Roach is at the top of his run-up.
15:00 hrs: Did you know? England’s stand-in skipper Ben Stokes on Friday became the second-fastest all-rounder to score 4000 Test runs and pick up 150 wickets. Stokes finished with 4/49 from his 14 overs and joined Ian Botham and four other greats to enter the club of 4k runs and 150 wickets in Tests.
14:45 hrs: While we wait for an intriguing Day 4 to start, former England captain has shared a pretty interesting take on India opener Rohit Sharma. Gower feels the penchant of scoring big runs shows how Rohit has successfully managed to ace the five elements of batting. “At the moment, we see his (Rohit’s) talent on show all the time because he makes stacks and stacks of runs so the work comes in to actually make sure that you have the determination, the ability, the technique, the calmness and the concentration – all the things you need to actually occupy the crease for long enough to make those runs,” Gower told Cricket.com.
14:30 hrs: Kraigg Brathwaite on 2nd innings: “I still think it is a good pitch and tomorrow we will see how it plays. Archer bowled well, to be honest. In the second innings, when we come to bat we have to fight hard. We did well in the first innings and we will look to continue that,” he told reporters. “I think it is challenging to roll, I think all the bowlers really playing a good effort. Jimmy (Anderson) obviously was in more fully areas at times like all our bowlers and the guys were quite aggressive,” he added. “Me and Jason (Holder) are playing together probably under 11. I know his game and he knows mine. We make sure that we also share ideas and opinions that we may see, where we can do this and do that. Supporting each other is always a good feeling,” Brathwaite said.
14:20 hrs: Ben Stokes achieves a huge milestone on Day 3. He has now taken 150 Test wickets, and he became the 2nd fastest player to reach the milestone of to reach the milestone of 4000 Test runs and 150 Test wickets. Well done, Stokesy!
14:10 hrs: Key player for England on Day 4: Ben Stokes. Stokes was the only England batsman who looked comfortable amid tough conditions for the hosts in the first innings. He has to be in the long haul here. It is about saving the match, and Stokes should be looking to defend the match, if not going for the win.
14:00 hrs: Key player for West Indies on Day 4: Jason Holder. The right-arm fast bowler was tremendous in the first innings, getting six wickets, and he would surely hope to make it count even further when it matters even more, in the 2nd innings. If Holder topples England’s middle-order once again, it’s Game. Set. Match.
13:50 hrs: James Anderson on Stuart Broad omission: “He (Broad) is frustrated and disappointed to be left out, but this shows the strength we have in our bowling lineup and it is good for England that Stuart is disappointed to be left out of the team. He is desperate to be in this team and be a part of our success, so it’s a huge positive for the group going forward,” Anderson told reporters.
13:40 hrs: Stuart Broad on not playing first Test: “I’m not a particularly emotional person but I’ve found the last couple of days quite tough. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement; you’re disappointed if you drop your phone and the screen breaks. I’m frustrated, angry and gutted. It’s difficult to understand. I’ve probably bowled the best I’ve ever bowled the last couple of years, I felt it was my shirt. I was in the team for the Ashes and going to South Africa and winning there,” Broad told Sky Sports. READ MORE
13:30 hrs: Hello and welcome to our live blog on Day 4 of the first Test between England and West Indies. Can it happen? We might see a massive upset here in Southampton as the hosts England are completely cornered going into Day 4. West Indies took a heavy 114-run lead in the match, and now England are playing the chasing game in the second innings. Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley put on a good defending show in the final stages of Day 3, and England reached 15/0 at stumps. But can England build on big partnerships to save the match, or will it be another showdown from Windies seamers? Exciting day in store ahead.