WI vs ENG 1st Test: Bairstow’s ton helps visitors fightback at Stumps on Day 1

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WI vs ENG 1st Test: Bairstow's ton helps visitors fightback at Stumps on Day 1
WI vs ENG 1st Test: Bairstow's ton helps visitors fightback at Stumps on Day 1

WI vs ENG 1st Test: Bairstow’s ton helps visitors fightback at Stumps on Day 1

WI vs ENG 1st Test: On Day 1 of the ongoing first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Jonny Bairstow’s undefeated century aided England’s comeback against West Indies.

With Bairstow (109*) and Chris Woakes (24*) at the crease, England’s score was 268/6 at stumps. England got off to a bad start after electing to bat first, losing Alex Lees (4), Zac Crawley (8), Joe Root (13) and Daniel Lawrence (20) in quick succession, reducing them to 48/4 in the 16th over.

Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow then teamed up for a 67-run partnership for the fifth wicket, but just as they were getting comfortable, Stokes (36) was bowled by Jayden Seales, bringing wicketkeeper Ben Foakes into the fray.

WI vs ENG 1st Test: Jonny Bairstow's ton helps visitors fightback at Stumps on Day 1
Jonny Bairstow’s ton helps visitors fightback at Stumps on Day 1

Along with Bairstow, Foakes scored 42 runs and put on 99 runs for the sixth wicket. With four wickets in hand, Bairstow and Chris Woakes led England to stumps.

Brief Scores:

England 268/6 (Jonny Bairstow 109*, Ben Foakes 42; Jason Holder 2-15) vs West Indies