1st Test, North Sound, March 08 - 12, 2022, England tour of West Indies
311 & 349/6d
(T:286) 375 & 147/4

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
123 & 38*
England 1st Innings
West Indies 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
Match Flow
England 1st Innings 
lbw b Roach49141044.44
c †Da Silva b Seales811212072.72
b Roach1314303092.85
c Blackwood b Holder2038593052.63
b Seales36951514037.89
c Holder b Joseph14025938821054.05
lbw b Holder42871228048.27
c †Da Silva b Seales28721093038.88
c Bonner b Seales023000.00
c Permaul b Joseph11927005.26
not out 421010200.00
Extras(b 1, lb 9, nb 5)15
TOTAL100.3 Ov (RR: 3.09)311
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Alex Lees, 2.3 ov), 2-17 (Zak Crawley, 3.5 ov), 3-27 (Joe Root, 8.2 ov), 4-48 (Dan Lawrence, 15.4 ov), 5-115 (Ben Stokes, 39.6 ov), 6-214 (Ben Foakes, 69.2 ov), 7-285 (Chris Woakes, 92.4 ov), 8-285 (Craig Overton, 92.6 ov), 9-305 (Mark Wood, 98.4 ov), 10-311 (Jonny Bairstow, 100.3 ov)
2.3 to AZ Lees, full and straight, thumped on the front dog! This looks agonisingly straight for Lees, and sure enough the finger goes up! He's reviewed, but this seems optimistic. Flush on the knee-roll... is there a slender inside-edge to save him? The third umpire says no, and it's umpire's call for pitching in line! Smashing the stumps, Lees has to go!. 12/1
8.2 to JE Root, bowled him! Oh wow, that's the response! Who needs catchers anyway! Roach with the inducker, catches Root in two minds, he shoulders arms and loses his off stump, and now England are officially in the soup!. 27/3
3.5 to Z Crawley, stunning take from da Silva, utterly stunning! Utterly wrongfooted by the inside-edge, as Crawley slashed at the full length, a fat deflection past his off stump, and a late fling to the leg-side from the keeper, scooping the ball up in his left glove, tumbling to the turf! England's openers are gone already!. 17/2
39.6 to BA Stokes, castled! Full and nibbling, Stokes drags it on! Seales gets the final word of an action-packed over, and he's broken England's fifth-wicket stand. Pitched up, not quite yorker length but - crucially - it swings late as Stokes attempts an expansive drive, only to thick-edge the ball into leg stump. West Indies right back in this. 115/5
92.4 to CR Woakes, banged in sharply, flicks the glove, and Woakes is gone! There haven't been many bouncers in this innings, which makes this one from Seales all the more startling and effective. Tight lines, sharp lift, tried to drag his bat out of harm's way, but a kiss on the top hand was enough to prise the opening. 285/7
92.6 to C Overton, the short leg is in action straightaway! Ninja reactions from Bonner, as Overton tucks another lifter off the hip, fenced downwards with an angled blade, but Bonner stayed low, rose into the opportunity, and snaffled it in his midriff, or rather his bent knees as it fell into his lap! Now then.... 285/8
15.4 to DW Lawrence, gottim! Full, curving away and scalped in the cordon! Holder bags his first of the day with a textbook outswinger. Lawrence hadn't played at the first couple but it doesn't take long for his patience to wear out - reaching tentatively out in front, and a phat outside edge it swallowed by second slip. 48/4
69.2 to BT Foakes, pinned lbw! Foakes reviews, a touch optimistically, but Holder is tall and this could be going over... playing across the line, as the ball slaps his knee-roll, and that's smashing leg! The end of a fine innings, and an even more priceless partnership, but with an hour to go, that's an important breakthrough. 214/6
98.4 to MA Wood, dug in, Wood has a hack - and skies straight to point! The short ball does for Wood eventually, eyes like saucers as he attempts to hit Joseph for a home run but only succeeds in skewing a top edge into the off side. Bonner's word in the ear from short leg - seemingly in the "mind the windows, Tino" vein - seems to have done the business. 305/9
100.3 to JM Bairstow, sliced high behind point, swirling awkwardly - but Holder clings on! A brilliant take ends a brilliant innings from Jonny Bairstow, and West Indies have finally wrapped this innings up. Second wicket for Joseph, skidding on to take the top edge as Bairstow went hard at the ball. Holder had to wheel around from backward point and then adjust as it dropped over his shoulder, but he makes no mistake. 311/10
West Indies 1st Innings 
c Overton b Wood55701087178.57
c †Foakes b Overton3563806055.55
c Root b Stokes1838454047.36
c †Foakes b Lawrence12335555812134.64
c Overton b Woakes1124322045.83
c †Foakes b Stokes451191496137.81
lbw b Leach32881211036.36
c sub (OJ Pope) b Overton2780028.57
run out (sub [OJ Pope]/†Foakes)15891143016.85
not out 26871343029.88
lbw b Leach0814000.00
Extras(b 3, lb 3, nb 3, w 4)13
TOTAL157.3 Ov (RR: 2.38)375
Fall of wickets: 1-83 (John Campbell, 19.3 ov), 2-101 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 25.6 ov), 3-111 (Shamarh Brooks, 28.6 ov), 4-127 (Jermaine Blackwood, 35.1 ov), 5-206 (Jason Holder, 70.6 ov), 6-279 (Joshua Da Silva, 97.2 ov), 7-282 (Alzarri Joseph, 98.6 ov), 8-326 (Kemar Roach, 127.5 ov), 9-372 (Nkrumah Bonner, 154.5 ov), 10-375 (Jayden Seales, 157.3 ov)
35.1 to J Blackwood, beaten on the inside, slamming into the thigh pad before being caught at gully. There's a concerted appeal from England, Joel Wilson shakes his head... but Root quickly reviews, England convinced there was some bat on this. If so, it's a tiny scrape, invisible to the naked eye. But UltraEdge agrees, just a tickle on the readout! Clearly a clean catch from Overton, and West Indies have lost their fourth. Woakes finally has something to smile about. 127/4
19.3 to JD Campbell, banged in short, down the leg side, Campbell swipes into another pull, and gloves it down the leg-side! Overton bends his back a touch more on that ball, and West Indies' flying start comes to an end.. 83/1
98.6 to AS Joseph, banged in short, Joseph is lured into the pull, and picks out short backward square! Not remotely in position for the shot, a scuffed top-edge loops to Pope, the substitute, and England are suddenly in with a sniff of a lead!. 282/7
25.6 to KC Brathwaite, chases the wide one and Brathwaite picks out gully! Wood strikes at last and it's a good tumbling take from Overton! A cross-seam delivery at 147kph... just skids through on a full length, and a fine innings from the skipper is unpicked by some good pace. 101/2
97.2 to J Da Silva, slammed on the back pad, and this time the finger goes up! Da Silva reviews, he got away with one earlier, but this looks closer to leg stump. Skidded off the deck, into the knee-roll, right back on the stumps. Yep, that's smashing leg and England have their breakthrough!. 279/6
157.3 to JNT Seales, props forward and misses a straight one, up goes the finger! Seales looks dubious and reviews, as well he might given West Indies have a few to spare - but the portents aren't good, as it's quickly clear that he has played inside a non-turner to be hit on the back leg in front of middle and off. Three reds on the DRS, and that's job done for England!. 375/10
28.6 to SSJ Brooks, edged tamely to slip, WI wobbling! Stokes pitches one up after pounding away with the chin music and Brooks' judgement is woolly, as he prods indeterminately and diverts the ball straight into the grateful hands of Joe Root. Hint of seam movement away, not really there to drive, and Brooks nicks off. 111/3
70.6 to JO Holder, nicked off! Brilliant from Stokes, probing, pressurising bowling, on and around off stump, and finally lures the moment of indecision, with the tiniest dregs of reverse swing. Holder thought about playing, thought about leaving, scuffed a thin edge while in two minds, and Foakes did the rest! A priceless early breakthrough, with the new ball lurking. And there's a real chance of an important lead now. 206/5
154.5 to NE Bonner, spinning down leg, Foakes takes it and blurts a half-hearted appeal. Lawrence himself seems much more keen, though, and England decide to review. Has Bonner got a feather on it? There's just the tiniest little murmur on UltraEdge, and that's enough for TV umpire Nigel Duguid! Bonner's marathon knock comes to an end in slightly bathetic circumstances, and the end of this innings is almost in sight. 372/9
England 2nd Innings 
lbw b Roach627470022.22
b Holder12121631816056.01
b Joseph1092043386053.43
c Permaul b Joseph37365741102.77
c Brooks b Roach13131720100.00
not out 1521401071.42
b Joseph1250050.00
not out 1819271094.73
Extras(b 15, lb 4, nb 8, w 2)29
TOTAL88.2 Ov (RR: 3.95)349/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Alex Lees, 10.1 ov), 2-225 (Zak Crawley, 67.2 ov), 3-295 (Dan Lawrence, 78.3 ov), 4-310 (Joe Root, 80.4 ov), 5-312 (Ben Stokes, 81.3 ov), 6-314 (Ben Foakes, 82.1 ov)
10.1 to AZ Lees, full and straight, beats the bat on the inside, and given! Lees reviews, though this looked a lot closer than umpire Brathwaite's earlier lbw blooper. Stuck on the crease, playing around the front pad, the ball-tracking projection doesn't have to go far... and it's crashing into leg stump anyway! Roach gets Lees lbw in single-figures for the second innings in succession to end an unremarkable debut. 24/1
81.3 to BA Stokes, miscues the slower ball, taken by long-off running in! Cleverly done by Roach, another offcutter with Stokes looking to advance, full-blooded swing but it's off the toe of the bat. Brooks had to come quite a long way, almost behind the bowler, but takes it smartly. 312/5
67.2 to Z Crawley, splat! Full and straight, what's the best solution on a dead deck? Take the deck out of the equation! A pinpoint yorker, rips out the off pole as Crawley gropes with his feet stuck in concrete. He was just looking to get a move on, and instead his work is done for this Test!. 225/2
78.3 to DW Lawrence, miscued, and Lawrence's fun is over! Opens the face on the full length, and squirts his drive at head height to Permaul in the gully. Another one bites the dust. 295/3
80.4 to JE Root, bowled him, Root uprooted! Signs of reverse swing for Joseph and he gets this to curve back in just enough with Root coming down and attempting to whip to leg. Full and fast, swerving past the back leg into the stumps. 310/4
82.1 to BT Foakes, another one gone, Foakes drags on! Further reward for Joseph, who pitches this up in the channel and draws a rather indeterminate prod, the ball clattering into off stump via the inside edge. England have suddenly lost 4 for 19, and three in the last 10 balls!. 314/6
West Indies 2nd Innings (T: 286 runs)
lbw b Stokes33821003040.24
c Overton b Leach22731071030.13
c Crawley b Leach526341019.23
not out 381381788027.53
lbw b Leach2390066.66
not out 371011443036.63
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 2)10
TOTAL70.1 Ov (RR: 2.09)147/4
Fall of wickets: 1-59 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 25.1 ov), 2-59 (John Campbell, 26.4 ov), 3-65 (Shamarh Brooks, 32.6 ov), 4-67 (Jermaine Blackwood, 34.3 ov)
26.4 to JD Campbell, on the attack but can't clear mid-off, finally Leach nabs one! England go bang-bang and suddenly their tails are up. This one is a giveaway, but it's been coming. Campbell just cleared mid-off a couple of overs ago, but this time skews it flat towards Overton, one of the tallest men on the field and he stretches to grab it safely above his head in both hands. 59/2
32.6 to SSJ Brooks, gottim, diverted to slip on the back foot! Sharp turn from close to off stump and the ball catches the edge, Crawley staying low to complete the dismissal! England hoover up a third right on the brink of tea and will walk off feeling pretty good about their work. 65/3
34.3 to J Blackwood, awful shot, and now the cat's among the pigeons! A hopeless hack from Blackwood, completely clueless against the spin, he reviews his lbw, but out of hope rather than expectation... yep, smashing leg, and England are in the mix now!. 67/4
25.1 to KC Brathwaite, torpedoed in front of the stumps, this time Joel Wilson gives it! And after a brief chat with his partner, Brathwaite elects not to review... but was it missing leg? We'll soon find out, but it won't be to the benefit of West Indies' captain! Stayed low with Brathwaite hanging back, but it looked to me like it might have slid down leg. Here we go, here we go: Umpire's call! So DRS wouldn't have saved him, and England have their breakthrough regardless. 59/1
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Tue, 08 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 268/6 (Jonny Bairstow 109*, Chris Woakes 24*, 86 ov)
Wed, 09 Mar - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 202/4 (Nkrumah Bonner 34*, Jason Holder 43*, 66.5 ov)
Thu, 10 Mar - day 3 - West Indies 1st innings 373/9 (Veerasammy Permaul 26*, Jayden Seales 0*, 157 ov)
Fri, 11 Mar - day 4 - England 2nd innings 217/1 (Zak Crawley 117*, Joe Root 84*, 63.2 ov)
Sat, 12 Mar - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 147/4 (70.1 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Over 65.2: Review by West Indies (Bowling), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - Z Crawley (Struck down)
  • 2nd Wicket: 200 runs in 347 balls (Z Crawley 103, JE Root 86, Ex 11)
  • England: 250 runs in 71.4 overs (438 balls), Extras 14
  • Drinks: England - 269/2 in 74.0 overs (JE Root 99, DW Lawrence 25)
  • JE Root: 100 off 188 balls (6 x 4)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 48 balls (JE Root 14, DW Lawrence 30, Ex 7)
  • England: 300 runs in 78.6 overs (482 balls), Extras 24
  • Drinks: England - 314/6 in 82.1 overs (JM Bairstow 2)
  • Over 85.1: Review by West Indies (Bowling), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - CR Woakes (Struck down)
  • Innings Break: England - 349/6 in 88.2 overs (JM Bairstow 15, CR Woakes 18)
  • West Indies 2nd innings
  • Lunch: West Indies - 4/0 in 4.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 3, JD Campbell 1)
  • Drinks: West Indies - 43/0 in 20.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 28, JD Campbell 13)
  • West Indies: 50 runs in 21.4 overs (130 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 130 balls (KC Brathwaite 30, JD Campbell 19, Ex 2)
  • Over 21.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - JD Campbell (Struck down)
  • Over 24.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - GO Brathwaite, Batter - KC Brathwaite (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Over 30.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - GO Brathwaite, Batter - SSJ Brooks (Struck down)
  • Tea: West Indies - 65/3 in 33.0 overs (NE Bonner 0)
  • Over 34.3: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - GO Brathwaite, Batter - J Blackwood (Struck down)
  • Drinks: West Indies - 83/4 in 45.0 overs (NE Bonner 5, JO Holder 11)
  • West Indies: 100 runs in 51.3 overs (310 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 52.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - GO Brathwaite, Batter - JO Holder (Struck down)
  • Drinks: West Indies - 114/4 in 56.0 overs (NE Bonner 20, JO Holder 23)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 137 balls (NE Bonner 25, JO Holder 23, Ex 4)
  • Over 57.5: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - NE Bonner (Upheld)
  • West Indies have been docked two ICC World Test Championship points, for maintaining a slow over-rate
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2454
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.33
Match days8,9,10,11,12 March 2022 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsEngland 4, West Indies 2
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