England vs West Indies 1st Test Highlights: Rory Burns, Joe Denly Fight For England Amid Rain On Day 1
England vs West Indies 1st Test 2020: England lose their opener Dom Sibley early, following which rain intervened and stopped play at a bio-secure venue.
International cricket resumed after a four-month coronavirus shutdown on Wednesday as England and West Indies players, who rekindled the powerful imagery of clenched fists inside black gloves, took a knee under grey skies in Southampton in support of the global campaign against racial injustice. Only 82 minutes' play was possible on a day marred by rain and bad light interruptions after weeks of glorious sunshine in Britain. England stand-in captain Ben Stokes won the toss after bad weather meant the morning session was washed out. The players gathered in a semi-circle on the pitch before play started to observe a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the coronavirus and West Indies great Everton Weekes, who died last week at the age of 95. They then dropped to one knee in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign following the death in the United States of George Floyd in May. West Indies players wore black gloves on their right hands in an echo of the "Black Power" protests made famous by US athletes at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. (SCORECARD)
Highlights, England Vs West Indies 1st Test, straight from the Ageas Bowl Stadium, Southampton.
1st Test, The Wisden Trophy, 2020, Jul 08, 2020
- 18:49 (IST)Rain is backRain stops play after three overs. England are 1/1 with Rory Burns and Joe Denly at the crease.
RAIN DELAY: Shannon Gabriel gets Dom Sibley early, before the rain comes back down and interrupts play 🌧 England are 1-1 (3 Overs); keep on top of the weather conditions with @accuweather: https://t.co/uNzL9bS2iY #WIReady #MenInMaroon pic.twitter.com/kOH7a6zy4Z— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 8, 2020
- 18:24 (IST)
- 16:41 (IST)Pitch inspectionThe next inspection of the pitch has been scheduled at 5:40 PM IST, only in case of an early lunch at 5 PM IST.
#ENGvWI RAIN DELAY UPDATE: It's going to be an early lunch today!— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 8, 2020
Lunch will be taken at 12:30PM BST, with an inspection scheduled for 1:10PM BST
Stay tuned for further updates!#WIReady #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/HARqSQHP7u