Shaun Pollock has waited fourteen years to get his revenge on Kumar Sangakkara for his famous chirp in Durban in 2003.
Polly put Sanga on the spot by asking if he would accept the responsibility of carrying the hopes of his nation on his shoulders.
Sanga retorted that he was quite happy in the commentary box and even an injury crisis couldn’t tempt him out of retirement.
Only 17.4 overs were possible on day one in Southampton.
Both sides also wore the Black Lives Matter logo on their collars.
Persistent rain meant only 17 overs were completed before an early tea break.
Both teams took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before play got under way.
Two minutes’ silence were also observed.
England and West Indies players took the knee ahead of the First Test in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
England displayed names of key workers, including nurse practitioner Tom Field, on their training shirts to honour their work in the Covid-19 crisis.
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The toss for the first Test has been pushed back.
The Red Rose could be without a home venue as Emirates Old Trafford is being used by England as a ‘bio-secure venue’ this summer.