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Gayle blasts century but England come out on top in 1st ODI against Windies

Jason Roy 123 for England today against Windies in the 1st ODI
Chris Gayle 135 for the Windies today

Windies won the toss and decided to bat against England, in the first ODI at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown today.

Match Summary

Windies 360-8 (Chris Gayle 135, Shai Hope 64, Darren Bravo 40; Ben Stokes 3-37, Adil Rashid 3-74)

England 364-4 (Jason Roy 123, Joe Root 102, Eoin Morgan 65; Jason Holder 2-63)

Result - England won by 6 wickets


Chris Gayle rolled back the years today, hitting a wonderful century (135) which included 12x6s and 3x4s.  The Windies scored 360-8 in their 50 overs Shai Hope 64 and Darren Bravo 40 the main run getters in support of the #universeboss - Ben Stokes 3-37 and Adil Rashid 3-74 were the top wicket takers for England.

In reply, England got off to a great start with Jason Roy (123) and Jonny Bairstow 34 putting on 91 in the first 10 overs and then Joe Root 102 and Eoin Morgan 65 put on 114 in 17 overs. It was Joe Root’s 14th ODI hundred, as England got home by 6 wickets, with 8 balls to spare. It was also England’s highest successful ODI run chase.

A fantastic match which sets up the 5 match series nicely.

West Indies - Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope(wk), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Oshane Thomas

England - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood


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