England vs West Indies, day one marred by rain interruptions

England vs West Indies, day one marred by rain interruptions

Day one of the first Test between West Indies and England, which marked the return of international cricket after months of lockdown, was a rain-hit affair.

This meant that only 18 overs could be played throughout the day. England won the toss and elected to bat first. They ended on a score of 35-1 from 17.4 overs at end of play on day one. Burns(20) and Denly(14) are still at the crease for the team.Sibley(0) was the only batsman to be dismissed during the day.

The English innings on day one was interrupted on several occasions by the rain. Eventually, the day was called off, when the umpires felt that the situation would not improve anytime soon. For West Indies, Shannon Gabriel picked up the only wicket that fell.

He ended with figures of 1-19 from five overs. Roach, Joseph, and Holder also bowled during the day but were unable to pick up any wickets.

This game also marks the debut of Ben Stokes as the skipper of the English team. He will be leading the team for the first Test, as regular skipper Joe Root, opted to skip this game in favour of spending some time with his family.

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