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West Indies win first T20I vs England


Anmar Goodridge-Boyce

West Indies win first T20I vs England
Brandon King batted through the West Indies’ innings, unbeaten on 52. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe)  

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Jason Holder’s career-best Twenty20 bowling figures of 4-7 and a half-century from opener Brandon King propelled the West Indies to a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over England today at Kensington Oval here in Barbados.

The tourists were restricted to 103 in 19.4 overs following a mouth-watering spell from Holder, the No.1 ranked all-rounder in the world.

England were 39-6 after 10 overs before home-town boy Chris Jordan (28) and leg-spinner Adil Rashid (22) mounted a recovery.

However, King hit four boundaries and a six to score his second half century and share a 50-run partnership with Nicolas Pooran (27).

It was a Man-of-The-Match performance from Holder who said there wasn’t much the team did wrong on the day.

The next game in the five-match series is tomorrow at the same venue. (AGB)

Summarised scores:

England 104 all out off 19.4 overs (Chris Jordan 28, Adil Rashid 22, Eoin Morgan 17, James Vince 14; Jason Holder 4-7, Sheldon Cottrell 2-30).  West Indies 107-1 in 17.1 overs (Brandon King 52 not out, Nicholas Pooran 25 not out, Shai Hope 20). West Indies won by nine wickets with 17 balls remaining.