Jason Holder 9, Jermaine Blackwood 9; Jofra Archer 6: England v West Indies player ratings

Tourists win first Test at the Rose Bowl by four wickets

West Indies beat England by four wickets on the final day of the first international Test since the coronavirus break.

A 95-run knock by Jermaine Blackwood helped earn his team victory at the Rose Bowl after being set 200 on the dot to win by England.

England made early inroads into the West Indies batting lineup on day five as the visitors reduced them to 27-3 before Blackwood began to set the foundations for a big win for the Caribbean side, albeit behind closed doors.

"It was a nerve-wracking start after losing quick three wickets and Campbell to injury," Windies captain Jason Holder told BBC. "But Roston and Jermaine put on a good partnership and settled the nerves. From there we could build on.

"I missed the Barmy Army but it was a level playing field without the crowds. It's been a good start back to international cricket, it sets the series up quite nicely."

Earlier, England were bowled out for 313 in their second innings after resuming on 284-8, with the overnight pair of Archer and Mark Wood failing to offer much resistance.

Shannon Gabriel finished with figures of 5-75 – his sixth five-wicket haul in Tests – while Chase and Alzarri Joseph picked up two wickets apiece.

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