1st T20I, Windies v England Twenty20 Series 2019, 5 March 2019

Result
WI
160/8
(20 ov)
ENG
161/6
(18.5 ov)

England won by 4 wickets

Bairstow led the charge at the top of the order with his best T20I score of 68 off 40 balls with two sixes and nine fours

Scorecard Summary

West Indies
|
1ST INNING
160/8
20.0
England
|
2ND INNING
161/6
18.5

Player Of The Match

Jonny Bairstow
Score
68
(40)

Recent Balls:

England have beaten Windies by four wickets to take an early lead in the three match T20I series, reaching their target with seven deliveries remaining in St Lucia. Jonny Bairstow set the tone in the chase, blasting his way to a career best 68 as the tourists raced ahead of the required run rate. There was a little wobble towards the end of the innings with Sheldon Cottrell bowling intelligently, but Joe Denly got them close enough for it to be too little too late. With the bat, no one could support Nicholas Pooran's explosive 58 for the hosts as the left-hander smashed four sixes. Chris Jordan, Tom Curran and Adil Rashid will all be pleased with their bowling performances as they stifled the normally powerful men in maroon. In the end, the main difference between the two sides was the fielding - Jordan took a spectacular return catch in the first innings while the Windies dropped a few chances and made several fumbles in the second. They will need to work on that for the 2nd T20I in St Kitts on Friday.

18.5 - S Cottrell to T Curran

Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run.
1

18.4 - S Cottrell to D Willey

Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Holder.
1

18.3 - S Cottrell to D Willey

Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, missed past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Hope.
4b

18.2 - S Cottrell to T Curran

Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
1
Now then, is there going to be a twist in this match? England have been coasting along but all of a sudden they are looking nervous with just seven runs required. Billings was completely deceived by the slower ball and Cottrell made a mess of the stumps. Attention.

18.1 - S Cottrell to S Billings

Off cutter length ball, to leg on the front foot slog sweeping, missed to.
W
Over
18
Runs Scored: 3
1 1 0 W 1 0

17.6 - J Holder to D Willey

Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Allen.
0

Match Detail

VenueDaren Sammy National Cricket Stadium - Gros Islet
Series
Toss
England won the toss and elected to bowl.
Umpires
Gregory Brathwaite
Nigel Duguid
Match Referee
Andrew Pycroft
TV Umpire
Leslie Reifer

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