Ist Test Match: The resumption of expert cricket had to manage rain because just 17.4 overs of play was possible throughout the initial day of Southampton Ist Test at which England has chosen to bat. Along with the lack of the skipper Joe Root, the home team made out Stuart Broad to comprise both Jofra Archer and Mark Wood. Shannon Gabriel cleaned up Dominic Sibley before the hosts opened their accounts. England ended on 35/1 using Rory Burns and Joe Denly, scoring 20 and 14, respectively.
Here are the stats in the first day’s play of this Southampton Evaluation:
Stokes makes his captaincy introduction:
Stokes is the 5th player to have left his Test captaincy debut for England with no experience of being a captain at cricket.
Monty Bowden, Andrew Stoddart, Percy Chapman. And Kevin Pietersen will be another four England captains who left their FC captaincy debut in a Ist Test match. Even though the first three never seemed in any format aside from FC cricket. Pietersen did lead England in an ODI before his FC/Test captaincy debut.
He included 51 consecutive home Tests of England before this show after missing the 2012 Birmingham Test against West Indies. In reality, the two openers never missed a home Test game.
77 — This Evaluation also brought an end to Joe Root series of 77 consecutive appearances in Test cricket for England, a series that started in 2014 house collection. Just 1 participant featured in much more consecutive Test matches for England. Sir Alastair Cook in 159 matches between 2006 and 2018.
This was only the 2nd time he missed a Test since his introduction in December 2012 and the first in the home. Besides, he led England in most of the 39 Tests since shooting up. As England captain in 2017 and before the current game.
A wicket to begin:
3 — Just the 3rd period, a wicket dropped before the initial run was captured during an Exam period in England. Both of the other cases have been in 1888 (ENG-AUS, Lord’s) and 1999 (ENG-NZ, Birmingham) in which England was the side.
This is the 6th example of England losing a wicket before submitting its initial run in a house Test season.
1 — That is the first Evaluation series between England and West Indies that started with a wicket ahead of the initial run had been scored. In general, this is the 5th example of an England-West Indies Test match beginning with a wicket. Ahead of the initial term was listed.
Test cricket yields after a break:
127 — The short first day’s play of England-West Indies Test game attracted an end to check cricket’s fracture of 127 days. This is the combined maximum period with no Test cricket because of the 1971-1972 period. In reality, the previous year’s World Cup also caused a 127-day fracture to check format. There wasn’t any Test cricket for as many as 175 consecutive times between August 1971 and February 1972.
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