West Indies Vs England (2019) First T20 Match
West Indies vs England (2019) First T20 Match commenced on March 5, 2019, 04:00 P.M. local.
Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite & Nigel Duguid.
Third Umpire: Leslie Reifer.
Match Referee: Andy Pycroft.
West Indies Playing XI for this West Indies vs England (2019) First T20 Match are Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, and Oshane Thomas.
Players on bench are John Campbell and Devendra Bishoo.
England Squad are Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Joe Denly, Sam Billings, David Willey, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, and Adil Rashid.
Substitutes are Dawid Malan, Mark Wood, and Sam Curran.
England won the toss and opted to bowl.
West Indies opening batsmen Shai Hope & Chris Gayle (15 runs in 12 balls with two 6s) arrived to the crease to start this West Indies vs England (2019) First T20 Match. West Indies lost the first wicket of Shai Hope in 1.3 overs caught by Joe Root for Tom Curran & second wicket of Gayle in 3.6 overs caught by Adil Rashid in Chris Jordan’s over & third wicket of Shimron Hetmyer (14 runs in 11 balls with a four and six) in 5th over with Liam Plunkett catching for Tom Curran. For fourth wicket, Darren Bravo (28 runs in 30 balls with a 4 and two 6s) & Nicholas Pooran (58 runs in 37 balls with three 4s and four 6s) jointly added 64 runs for fourth wicket. Darren Bravo was caught & bowled by Chris Jordan in 13.3 overs. Ashley Nurse was not out in the end scoring 13 runs in 8 balls with two 4s. West Indies in the end scored 160 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs.
For England, Tom Curran lead the Bowling Department and picked 4 wickets of Hope, Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, & Jason Holder. Chris Jordan picked 2 wickets of Chris Gayle & Darren Bravo, and Adil Rashid (Carlos Brathwaite) & Joe Denly (Fabian Allen) picked a wicket each and restricted the opponents in 160 runs.
England started the chase in latter part of this West Indies vs England (2019) First T20 Match. England scored an amazing 17 runs in the first over, but lost the their first wicket of Alex Hales (11 runs in 5 balls with a four and six). Another opening batsmen, Jonny Bairstow (68 runs in 40 balls with nine 4s and two 6s) played until 11.3 overs and reached the 50-mark in this T20 match and got out in Ashley Nurse’s over caught by Carlos Brathwaite. Joe Denly, who joined Bairstow in 9th over played until 17.4 overs and scored a responsible 30 runs in 29 balls with four 4s directing their team to the success got out by Nicholas Pooran catching in Jason Holder’s over. Sam Billings in the end scored 18 runs in 16 balls.
For West Indies, Sheldon Cottrell picked 3 wickets of Alex Hales, Joe Root, & Sam Billings. Ashley Nurse, Jason Holder, & Carlos Brathwaite picked a wicket each in this West Indies vs England (2019) First T20 Match.
WI 160/8 (20.0 Ovs)
ENG 161/6 (18.5 Ovs)
England won this West Indies vs England (2019) First T20 Match by 4 wickets and Man of the Match was granted to Jonny Bairstow.