WI vs ENG: West Indies beat England by 9 wickets in the first T20, take a 1-0 lead in the series edge

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Highlights

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

In the first match of the five-match T20 series, hosts West Indies registered a thumping 9-wicket win over England to take a 1-0 lead in the series. In this match, West Indies won the toss and invited England to bat first. Batting first, England were all out after scoring just 103 runs in 19.4 overs.

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

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Earlier, the England team had a very disappointing performance while batting first. There were 7 batsmen of the team who did not even cross the double figure.

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

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

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

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