Kemar Roach is the first Windies bowler to reach the 200 wickets mark in 26 Years!


For the first time in 26 years that a West Indian bowler has reached the 200 wickets mark in test cricket when the fast bowler Kemar Roach achieved the feat on day 2 of the third test match at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Roach started Day 2 by grabbing 199 wickets on his name & has dismissed Chris Woakes in the over to complete the remarkable milestone. The last West Indian to achieve 200 plus in test Wickets was Curtly Ambrose in 1994.

Two overs later Roach again created havoc & claimed his fourth wicket of the innings as Jofra Archer gave a direct catch to West Indies captain Jason Holder. The right arm seamer dismissed Archer & the finishing figures were 72 for 4.

Former Bowler Courtney Walsh has taken maximum wickets in Test matches for West Indies. He played 132 matches & was able to scalp 519 wickets at an average of 24.44.

With the start of day 2 of the decider Third Test match, England was on 258/4 & at the end of the day England was bowled out for 369 all because of the brilliant counter attack by Stuart Broad who scored 62 off just 45 balls to not only resurrect the England innings after a collapse but also to take them past 350.