On Saturday West Indies won their first Test after a long time, it was their skipper Jason Holder and bowler Roston Chase who helped the Caribbean nation to seize the first Test. The host set the target of 628, 289 in the first innings and 415 in their second innings. On the other hand England were bundled out for 77 runs in the first innings and 246 in the second one.
Spinner Roston Chase picked up 8 wickets in the second innings to help his side beat England by 381 runs. The defeat is England’s joint seventh-heaviest in terms of runs in Test cricket. Windies captain Jason Holder was named Man of the Match after he scored an unbeaten 202 runs and picked up 2 wickets.
It was the largest margin of victory by the Windies on home soil and third largest anywhere in their 91 years as a Test-playing nation. "To come back the way we have as a team and for me personally after the last few months is really satisfying," said Holder after victory was formalised.
"This is just the first Test of three and there is a lot of work to be done. Achieving consistency continues to be the key." Holder added.
Both the teams will play their next Test match from January 31 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.