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Jason Holder’s West Indies and England all wore Black Lives Matter logos on the shirts throughout the first Test

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement provided “extra motivation” to win the very first #raisethebat Test against England.

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The West Indies chased straight down England’s targeted of 200 on the 6th day at The Ageas Bowl, winning by simply four wickets to take a new 1-0 business lead in the three-match series.

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Jermaine Blackwood brought West Indies to a four-wicket win inside the first Test after England quick Jofra Archer shook up the tourists’ top order

Jermaine Blackwood brought West Indies to a four-wicket win in the first Test after England quick Jofra Archer shook up the tourists’ top buy

The worldwide Covid-19 outbreak delayed this course (and around the world sport generally), while some effective support in the Black Lives Matter concept served being a backdrop for your first Test, and Sammy feels that lit a new spark beneath the touring part.

“When you have a movement for black lives, and you have a black team come to England – with everything that’s going on – that creates extra motivation,” Sammy stated on the newest episode regarding The Cricket Debate which you may listen to being a podcast inside the player under.

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“You observed Jason Holder say that hearing Mikey (Holding), he experienced it within the veins.

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Michael Holding in addition to Ebony Rainford-Brent share their particular experiences regarding racism, in addition to explain the particular barriers dark people deal with in both activity and community as a whole

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“And the decision in the future over to England and perform – you will discover something special concerning playing within England of which sees West Indians desire to rise, and obtain extra inspired.

“The whole scenario of this Test match, the significance of cricket being back, what it meant to see a black team on TV after this time where sport has not been played, that provided extra motivation for the West Indies.”

Also mentioned on The Cricket Debate:

– Jermaine Blackwood’s exceptional innings regarding 95 which often set up West Indies’ win

– Get the particular thoughts regarding Blackwood, Ben Stokes, Jason Holder in addition to Shannon Gabriel

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Following their conquer England, West Indies chief Jason Holder says your fourth day in the first Test was the greatest day he’s had within Test cricket

Following their conquer England, West Indies chief Jason Holder says your fourth day in the first Test was the greatest day he’s had within Test crickinfo

– England’s persistent first-innings struggles discussed

– Did England get their staff selection in addition to decision to be able to bat 1st wrong?

– How will both groups line-up for your second Test? Will Stuart Broad come back?

Watch 1 of the 2nd #raisethebat Test live on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event through 10.30am on Thursday.