England found wanting as West Indies show Twenty20 class again

18 September, 2017, 00:15 | Author: Felix Jensen
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West Indies bowlers - led by their captain Carlos Brathwaite, the irrepressible Kesrick Williams and the clever Sunil Narine - defied cold, wet conditions and proved their adaptability to usher their side to a 21-run victory over England in their Twenty20 global yesterday.

The West Indies innings came undone just a little after that as Marlon Samuels (10), Chadwick Walton (13) and Kieron Pollard (6) failed to kick on.

Alex Hales ensured England got off to a fine start in their reply, hitting 43 off just 17 balls as he looks to stake a claim for the Ashes, but Windies took regular wickets and showed the form which enabled them to become World T20 champions previous year.

The Windies overcame a slippery outfield that nearly forced umpires Martin Gough and Tim Robinson to abandon the England chase in the fifth over, an Alex Hales 39-ball blitz for a top score of 43, and a rearguard from Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow to clinch their 11th victory over England in 15 matches in this format.

To some in Durham it was yet another slap in the face from the England and Wales Cricket Board, who took the unprecedented step of relegating the side from the First Division of the County Championship in October and then hit them with a massive 48-point penalty for this season in return for a £3.8 million (4.3 million euros) bail-out that stopped the club going out of business in May a year ago.

Opting to bowl, England found it tough with the ball as West Indies scored 176 for nine in 20 overs.

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"I can see both sides of it, of course guys want to see him play", he said. We kind of gave it an ultimatum... we got the outfield roped and we were in agreement that if it continued to be unsafe or if anything dramatic or drastic happened we'd call it quits.

Chris Gayle smashed 4 sixes in his 21 balls knock of 40 and became the first man to 100 T20I sixes.

"Losing the game was losing three wickets in that period", said Morgan.

Brathwaite caught England Test skipper Joe Root (17) on the drive off Ashley Nurse.

Barbados-born Brathwaite, 29, had been West Indies' star with the bat when they beat England in last year's World Twenty20 final, hitting four successive sixes in a dramatic last over.

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