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West Indies humble England, win lone T20I by 21 runs

Sun Online Desk     17th September, 2017 09:03:07 printer

West Indies humble England, win lone T20I by 21 runs

England's batting crumbled as they were bowled out for 155 to lose to West Indies by 21 runs in their Twenty20 international at Chester-le-Street.

 

Chasing 177, England looked well set at 64-1 and 118-4 but lost wickets at key times as captain Carlos Brathwaite claimed 3-20.

 

Chris Gayle made 40 off 21 balls and Evin Lewis 51 off 28 for West Indies, sharing a rapid opening stand of 77.

 

England pegged West Indies back from 106-1, with Adil Rashid taking 3-25.

 

That gave England the edge at the halfway stage and their hopes improved further when opener Alex Hales began the reply with a blistering 17-ball 43.

 

But captain Brathwaite bowled Hales at the end of the sixth over on the way to figures of 3-20.

 

It was the first T20 meeting between the sides since a Brathwaite-inspired West Indies won the World Twenty20 final in 2016.

 

The match is the sole T20 before a five-match one-day series begins at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

 

Source: BBC

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