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England beat Windies by 4 wickets in 1st T20I in St Lucia

Nicholas Pooran 58 today for the Windies
Sheldon Cottrell 3-29 today for the Windies
England beat Windies by 4 wickets in 1st T20I in St Lucia

England won the toss and decided to bowl against the Windies at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia today in the 1st T20I.

Match Summary

Windies 160-8 (Nicholas Pooran 58, Darren Bravo 28; Tom Curran 4-36, Chris Jordan 2-16, Adil Rashid 1-15)

England 161-6 (Jonny Bairstow 68, Joe Denly 30; Sheldon Cottrell 3-29)

Result – England won by 4 wickets


Put in to bat, the Windies scored a par score of 160-8 off their 20 overs. Nicholas Pooran 58 and Darren Bravo 28 top scoring and Tom Curran 4-36, Chris Jordan 2-16 and Adil Rashid 1-15 (off 4 overs) were the pick of the England bowlers.

In reply, England raced to 100 off 11 overs mainly thanks to Jonny Bairstow (68). Then a partnership of 50 between the Kent batsmen, Sam Billings (18) and Joe Denly (30), took England to within 8 runs of victory. Then both were out, leaving England requiring 7 off 11 balls and a nerve jingling end to the match - David Willey and Tom Curran then finished it off for England with 7 balls to spare – After a lacklustre performance in the field and the Windies dropping at least four chances, they will be thinking what might have been?


West Indies - Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope(wk), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

England - Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow(wk), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Joe Denly, David Willey, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid


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