West Indies host England for a three-game Test series and the hosts started the opening Test well on day one. Also, Kemar Roach threw a superb delivery to Bamboozle from England captain Joe Root and the latter left the ball which came back abruptly to break his stumps.
England and the West Indies are currently playing a three-game Test series. The first Test of the series takes place in Antigua and the hosts made a strong start to the game at the end of the first day. England won the coin toss and elected to bat first against Team Caribbean. The decision didn’t go down well for the visitors as they lost four wickets from a total of 48 but the order from the bottom middle saved them from a possible downfall.
Jonny Bairstow scored a century with an undefeated 109-point shot. Ben Stokes contributed with 36 points while Ben Foakes scored 42. Chris Woakes is on the fold with 24 points to his name. Kemar GardonJayden Seales and Jason Holder scalped two wickets each for the team.
Kemar Roach produced one of the superb deliveries to reject Joe Root. He threw a ball out of the lane in the ninth inning and Root wasn’t trying to play it thinking it wouldn’t hit the stumps. However, the delivery snapped back and broke the top of the stump.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the incident.
—Sehwag (@Sehwag54587220) March 9, 2022
What a ball!
— Rashid Khan (@sec29a) March 8, 2022
KEMAR KEEP IT! That’s it. It’s the tweet! #WIvENG
—Soorya Sesha (@sooryasesha7) March 8, 2022
Clean it up!
What a ball, Kemar Roach, your beauty. Cleans Joe Root for 13 and England 27 for 3.
– Jeans. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 8, 2022
Kemar Roach is such a smart pitcher: he lost his rhythm after his car accident in 2014, but he’s so precise and smart in his use of angles.
When he was dropped in 2016, he was on average 30 years old; since his recall in 2017, he has averaged 23 years. At 33, he is better
—Tim Wigmore (@timwig) March 8, 2022
Kemar Roach with the new Dukes ball! Still on fire.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) March 8, 2022
He hits !
Seriously, how do the West Indies turn into a team of world beaters every time they face England? ! Kemar Roach takes wickets in 2022, tell me we’re not that bad #WIvsFR
— Chris Greenwood (@chrisgrnwd) March 8, 2022
OUT- KEMAR ROACH IS ON FIRE.
Joe Root drops one and Roach hits the top of the stump. England in deep trouble 27-3 and their captain is gone.
— Anmar Goodridge-Boyce (@anmargboyce) March 8, 2022
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