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This was West Indies' fourth Test win in six Tests against England under Jason Holder.

This was West Indies' fourth Test win in six Tests against England under Jason Holder.

Stats highlights from West Indies' win in the first Test against England in Southampton:

2007 - The last time West Indies won the first Test of an overseas rubber, excluding the wins against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. That win came against South Africa in Port Elizabeth by 128 runs. The last time they won the first Test of a series in England came in 2000when they won by an innings and 93 runs. Incidentally, they ended up losing both the above series by 1-2 and 1-3 margins respectively.

Zero - Defeats for West Indies chasing a target of 200 or fewer in the fourth innings of a Test. In 61 such attempts, this was their 55th win with six stalemates. The only other teams not to suffer defeats chasing 200 or fewer are Bangladesh and Afghanistan, who had chased 200 or fewer twice and once respectively in comparison.

Teams chasing 200 or fewer in 4th innings

55.00 - Average for Jermaine Blackwood in seven Tests against England. In 21 Tests against other opponents, Blackwood's average plummets to 24.00. He has made telling contributions in West Indies' three successful fourth-innings chases against the old enemy. In Bridgetown in 2015, he scored an unbeaten 47 to see his team through chasing 192 from 80/4. At Leeds in 2017, he scored a quickfire 45-ball 41, most of those runs coming against the second new ball, in rapidly-failing light in a chase of 322.

95 - The joint second-highest score for Blackwood in Test cricket, only behind the unbeaten 112 against England in North Sound in 2015. He also made 95 in the fourth innings against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in 2016. This was only his second Test in the last 30 months, the other one being a concussion replacement last year in Kingston. He forced his way back to the national team by topping the run charts in West Indies' domestic first-class competition, hitting 768 runs at 51.20 in the 2019/20 season.

4 - Wins for West Indies in six Tests against England under Jason Holder. West Indies' first series loss against England in 31 years came in the 2000 tour and in 31 Tests since that tour under other captains, West Indies managed just three wins among them against England. Holder now has 11 Test victories under his belt and among West Indies captains with only Clive Lloyd (36) and Viv Richards are ahead of him.

Most wins among West Indies captains

9-137 - The third-best match figures for Shannon Gabriel and the first instance of him picking more than six wickets in a Test away from home. Gabriel's 5-75 in the second innings is his second five-wicket haul in an overseas Test following 5-96 against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in 2016.

7 - Referrals overturned by West Indies in the Test of the 14 that went against them - three in the field and four while batting. There has been only one instance of a team successfully referring more decisions in a Test - Sri Lanka against Bangladesh in Colombo (PSS) in 2017. England, on the other hand, went on to overturn two of the eight on-field calls that went against them.

3 - Instances of captains getting dismissed by the opposite number in this match - the first such occurrence in a Test. Holder dismissed Ben Stokes in each innings and fell to Stokes in West Indies' first innings. This was the third instance of Holder getting the better of the opposite number in each innings of a Test having done so against Shakib Al Hasan in Kingston in 2018 and Rashid Khan in Lucknow in 2019.

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