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England vs West Indies

Reflexes

  • West Indies take a 1-0 series lead with an emphatic 9-wicket win over England
  • The Caribbean host team chased the goal by scoring 104 runs in 17.1 overs with a half century from Brendan King.
  • The second game of the series will be played on Sunday, January 23 at Kingston Oval, Barbados.

In the first match of the five-match T20 series, the hosts West Indies recorded an emphatic 9-wicket victory over England to take a 1-0 series lead. In this match, the West Indies won the toss and invited England to bat first. England were first to bat after scoring just 103 runs from 19.4 overs.

This modest target given by England, the Caribbean host team achieved the goal by scoring 104 runs in 17.1 overs with Brendan King’s half-century innings. Brayden King remained unbeaten on 52 of 49 balls for the West Indies. And Nicholas Pooran scored 27 not out. The only batsman to be sacked by the West Indies was batsman Shai Hope who scored 20 runs.

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Previously, the England team had a very disappointing performance while batting first. There were 7 batsmen on the team who didn’t even cross double figures.

Chris Jordan scored the most for England with 28 runs on 23 balls, which included three sixes. While Adil Rashid chipped in 22 runs. At the same time, among the top batsmen, captain Eoin Morgan scored 17 and James Vince scored 14 runs.

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Jason Holder took four wickets in West Indies bowling. Aside from this, Sheldon Cottrell had two hits, while Akil Hossain, Romario Shiphard and Fabian Allen also had a wicket each. Only Adil Rashid got the only wicket in bowling for England.

The second game of the series between the two teams will be played on Sunday, January 23 at Kingston Oval, Barbados.

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