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West Indies

172 - 6 (18.1 overs)

England

171 all out (19.3 overs)

First Twenty20 International, Kensington Oval
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Never mind the team, this was a night when England's bowlers were thrashed. They conceded 14 sixes, a number no team has managed against them since they were last in Barbados at the start of last year, and that has just been surpassed multiple times in their history. Turbocharged by their strong maximums, and chasing a distinctly under-par score of 171, West Indies properly won by four wickets, with 11 balls remaining.

Along the way one colleague his name into the history books. Adil Rashid became the main Englishman to 100 T20 wickets, the third to make 100 appearances in the format, and by way of footnote was the least expensive of the seven English bowlers here.
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He is the primary Englishman, and tenth man, to reach triple figures for wickets and the third Englishman - after Eoin Morgan, who played 115 games, and Jos Buttler, for whom this was a 110th - to make as many appearances, and when the smell of defeat has cleared will certainly recollect the evening with great and merited pride

However, a portion of England's bowling was expensive in both the cricketing and the financial sense, considering that Kyle Mayers sent two balls soaring out of the ground via the roof of the Greenidge and Haynes stand and Andre Russell, outstanding with bat and ball on the occasion of his most memorable international appearance for over two years, landed one on top of the big screen. Add another that was quickly soaked when the game continued after a rain break and the crate of replacement balls was out more much of the time than West Indies batters.

However for some time, as Rashid, Rehan Ahmed and Liam Livingstone attached up West Indies with legspin, it appeared England could salvage the game. "It was great to see them operate together," Jos Buttler said of Rehan and Rashid. "We wanted to see what it seemed to be, to have two x-factor bowlers like that, especially around here where it could spin. We really want to find out assuming that it's a choice here before we get to the World Cup."

With two balls of the sixteenth over remaining, the seventh progressive over of spin, the hosts required 43 off 26, and it was anything but a done deal. Then Rovman Powell thrashed Livingstone's last two conveyances of the night over the rope, and from that point West Indies were unstoppable.

The main issue for England was that while they started their innings sublimely they finished it calamitously, losing their last five wickets for six runs in 16 balls to finish with a total well shy of their most negative midway imaginings.

"From the position we were in at halfway, 112 for two, to just wind up with 171 is an area we might have enhanced," Buttler said. "The wicket definitely got harder and the West Indies adapted, however certainly we want to find a way to score another 20 or 25 runs in that phase, which would have been a great score on that wicket."

Phil Salt, who scored 40 off 20 balls, clicked straight into top gear at the start, giving Jos Buttler time to find his musicality. They put on 77 for the principal wicket and pillaged 25 runs off the sixth over alone, somewhat of a wreck from Alzarri Joseph that featured two fours, a six, one significant overstep and two wides, the second of which bounced through the legs of Nicholas Pooran behind the stumps and ran away to the rope. When Will Jacks sent the initial two balls of Joseph's next over soaring over the ropes he had bowled eight legal conveyances and conceded 38 runs

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Batsman Runs Balls 4s 6s
Brandon King c Duckett b Woakes 22 12 2 2
Kyle Mayers c Brook b Rashid 35 21 0 4
Shai Hope c Brook b Ahmed 36 30 2 3
Nicholas Pooran c & b Ahmed 13 12 0 1
Shimron Hetmyer c Duckett b Rashid 1 4 0 0
Rovman Powell Not Out 31 15 3 2
Romario Shepherd c Curran b Ahmed 0 1 0 0
Andre Russell Not Out 29 14 2 2
Jason Holder Yet to Bat 0 0 0 0
Akeal Hosein Yet to Bat 0 0 0 0
Alzarri Joseph Yet to Bat 0 0 0 0
Extras 1lb 0 4w 5  
Total for 6 172 18.1 overs
West Indies first innings
Bowler O M R W
Sam Curran 2 0 23 0
Will Jacks 1 0 14 0
Chris Woakes 2 0 15 1
Tymal Mills 3 0 34 0
Rehan Ahmed 4 0 39 3
Adil Rashid 4 0 25 2
Liam Livingstone 2 0 21 0
Fall of wickets
Order Name Runs
1 Brandon King 32
2 Kyle Mayers 78
3 Nicholas Pooran 100
4 Shimron Hetmyer 101
5 Shai Hope 123
6 Romario Shepherd 123

England first innings

Batsman Runs Balls 4s 6s
Phil Salt c Hetmyer b Russell 40 20 6 1
Jos Buttler c Hetmyer b Hosein 39 31 5 1
Will Jacks c King b Joseph 17 9 0 2
Ben Duckett c Hosein b Shepherd 14 12 1 0
Harry Brook c Pooran b Holder 1 2 0 0
Liam Livingstone b Russell 27 19 1 2
Sam Curran c Joseph b Shepherd 13 14 1 0
Chris Woakes Not Out 3 6 0 0
Rehan Ahmed c Powell b Russell 1 3 0 0
Adil Rashid b Joseph 0 2 0 0
Tymal Mills c Pooran b Joseph 0 1 0 0
Extras 1lb 0 13w 2nb 16  
Total for 10 171 19.3 overs
England first innings
Bowler O M R W
Akeal Hosein 4 0 32 1
Jason Holder 4 0 43 1
Andre Russell 4 0 19 3
Alzarri Joseph 3 0 54 3
Romario Shepherd 4 0 22 2
Fall of wickets
Order Name Runs
1 Phil Salt 77
2 Will Jacks 98
3 Jos Buttler 117
4 Harry Brook 120
5 Ben Duckett 129
6 Sam Curran 165
7 Liam Livingstone 167
8 Rehan Ahmed 169
9 Adil Rashid 170
10 Tymal Mills 171
Umpires
N Duguid, P A Gustard, G O Brathwaite, J Williams, R B Richardson
West Indies
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph
England
Jos Buttler, Phil Salt, Will Jacks, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Rehan Ahmed, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid