England and West Indies recently battled in a three-Test series at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. This contest served to mark the resumption of cricket after the sport was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. During this test series, we got a glance of how cricket could look like in the future. The bio setup by England was a success as we saw cricket return into this bio secured environment after 117 days successfully. This should definitely be a method to adopt for teams looking to host matches in the future. Notice also, the experiment was a success as the quality of cricket was not affected despite the setup and the lack of crowds. Be ready to win with up the coming cricket matches by registering on the best betting software.
England came into this series as overwhelming favorites and won against West Indies by 296 runs. The first Test in which took place on July 8th in Southampton saw the West Indies win by 4 wickets. This was a great victory for a start, and the player of the match was Shannon Gabriel from the West Indies. We cannot talk of this first Test without mentioning the prowess of Jermaine Blackwood, thanks to his 95 the West Indies reached the target of 200 on the final day with 4 wickets to spare.
The 2nd Test in Manchester on July 16th saw England come out victorious. The second Test was not bright for the West Indies as compared to the first where they were victorious. England on the other hand came in fresh and motivated from the last defeat. They won by 113 runs and the player of the match was Ben Stokes, not forgetting Dom Sibley who guided England to a complete control of the game by the end of the second Test. Stuart Broad, Sam Curran, and Chris Woakes missed the last game but showed up into this one because of the omitted Jofra Archer and two resting James Anderson and Mark Wood.
The 3rd Test which ran from July 24-28 in Manchester saw a rising star Stuart Broad, who by taking his 500th Test wicket became the 4th to achieve this brilliant milestone. He finished with 10 wickets to mark the 500th wicket. This marked his influence and dominance over West Indies in this final Series Emirates Old Trafford where England won by 269 runs. No need to mention that Stuart Broad was the player of the match. If you are a fan of cricket, make sure to stay tuned for our latest news at the best betting software!