The Three Lions came back from behind and were apparently eager to cross the line.

Nkramah Bonner. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

On expected lines, the opening Test between West Indies and England Ended in a draw but not before a thrilling 22-yard fight. The Three Lions made a comeback from behind after conceding 64 runs in the first innings and were apparently eager to cross the line. However, Nkrumah Bonner and Jason Holder showed remarkable resilience to avoid defeat for West Indies.

Speaking about the final day of the Antigua Test, England resumed their overnight score of 217/1, with Centurions Zak Crawley and Joe Root opening the proceedings with the bat. While the former could only add four to his overnight score and was dismissed for 117, Root scored his 24th century in Test cricket.

Joe Root brought up another Test century

To give the hosts a big target, the English batted fast and went on to score early. The likes of Dan Lawrence, Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes played easy cameos as England declared on 349/6, setting West Indies a target of 286 runs. The chase never continued with the required run rate exceeding four runs per over. In addition, the track at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua continued to deteriorate.

As a result, West Indies batsmen came out with the aim of holding a blockathon. This approach certainly worked as openers Craig Brathwaite and John Campbell survived over 25 overs and added 59 runs. However, left-arm spinner Jack Leach inflicted a huge loss as the hosts lost four wickets within 10 runs.

The collapse ignited hope in the England camp but Bonner and Holder ultimately ruined their party. After scoring a scintillating 123 in West Indies’ first innings, Bonner displayed his rock-solid defense and found ample support from the star all-rounder. Apart from blocking with precision, the duo also played some delightful shots whenever the opportunity arose. Whereas boner With 138 balls left to make 38, Holder made 37 off 101.

As a result, the exciting game ended in a draw. Bonner was adjudged Player of the Match for talking with his bat throughout the match. Meanwhile, the second of the three Tests will be played at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

In the meantime, let’s see how Twitter reacted to the exciting draw:





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