Result
1st T20I (D/N), England tour of West Indies at Gros Islet, Mar 5 2019
18.5/20 ov, target 161
161/6
England won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
West Indies160/8(20 overs)
England161/6(18.5 overs)
end of over 197 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 161/6CRR: 8.54 
Tom Curran2 (2)
David Willey1 (3)
Sheldon Cottrell3.5-0-29-3
Jason Holder4-0-26-1

7.34pm So, that's a wrap from Beausejour. Not quite clinical from England, but effective enough. We'll be back on Friday for the penultimate leg of the tour, the second T20I in St Kitts. See you then.

Eoin Morgan: "I thought Adil did an incredible job today, he's proven he has the ability to come on at any stage and threaten both sides of the bat, he's a huge asset to fall back on. Jordan's experience in T20 is vast ... it was a case of going with TC in the final over, his slower ball to guys who'd just come in was the way to go."

Jonny Bairstow is Player of the Match: "Great fun, a quick turnaround, get to play with a lot of freedom. A few guys not playing in this series, so an opportunity to carry on from the one-day series. Good fun having the gloves, not as many to catch as in the Tests so when the ball comes it's a bit of a surprise."

7.29pm Time for some presentations. Jason Holder: "We were a bit scrappy in the field and the wicket was a bit two-paced. Too many extras in the field. There's a massive wind factor at this ground. Pooran is a very explosive player, and the guys were able to bat around him as well."

7.25pm It's been a lively night in the Champions League tonight as well. Spurs are through to the last eight, but that's not the big story of the night...

7.18pm So, as four-wicket wins go, that was sufficiently dominant from England. West Indies looked to have posted a competitive total, but a combination of Jonny Bairstow's belligerence and a poor evening in the field wrecked their chances of defending it. Sheldon Cottrell kept things interesting, as he tends to do, but it was a stroll for the second ten overs, to be honest.

Jon: "Damian: Denly and Billings did what was needed. Got out going for a big shot when the game was as good as won." Yep. Can't argue with that

David - aka sle: "One can't help but feel that the 20 extras conceded have played a big part here" There is that, though England actually served up more wides

Callum: "Why not a four off last delivery, thought it hit the rope?" They presumably completed the single before the ball got to the rope. Dumb rule

George Macphers: "Only 3 6's in this innings from England is woeful. We could have use the top half of our order to chase 161. England could have turn a few of those 1's into 6's which would have made the difference in the chase to allow England to get to 161 with a few overs to spare. " George, I think you've forgotten your tablets again. Nurse!

18.5
1
Cottrell to Curran, 1 run
slammed through long-on and that's a comprehensive win!

Damian: "Not particularly convincing from denly or billings" Both innings would have looked better as not outs... they had no need to play any differently thanks to Bairstow

18.4
1
Cottrell to Willey, 1 run
slower ball again, tucked to the leg side and the scores are level
18.3
4b
Cottrell to Willey, 4 byes
short, sharp, bursts through the keeper's gloves, and that's wrecked the suspense! Oh well, it was intriguing while it lasted
18.2
1
Cottrell to Curran, 1 run
full length, tapped into the off side to get off the mark with a calm single
18.1
w
Cottrell to Billings, OUT
full, straight and bowled! A loopingly slow cutter, Billings is drawn into a wild glory-seeking hack, and off come his bails! Another day when Billings has come to the party, then left it rather drunkenly after necking the tequila when the dancefloor was at his mercy
SW Billings b Cottrell 18 (16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Cottrell returns. He's been West Indies' likeliest source of wickets on this leg of the tour...

end of over 183 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 154/5CRR: 8.55 • RRR: 3.50 • Need 7 from 12b
David Willey0 (1)
Sam Billings18 (15)
Jason Holder4-0-26-1
Carlos Brathwaite4-0-33-1
17.6
Holder to Willey, no run
an effort ball to end it ... he's made the breakthrough, but it's come too late you sense
17.5
1
Holder to Billings, 1 run
smashed out to deep square leg, and dropped! A brain-fade from Billings, hitting into the breeze and for some reason Thomas only goes for it with one hand. Worried about the proximity of the rope, but that could have been interesting!

So, Denly won't be seeing this one home, though he's played his part. Here's David Willey, to win it in one hit!

17.4
w
Holder to Denly, OUT
short, and hoisted up, up and away, but into the breeze and into deep square leg's hands!
JL Denly c Pooran b Holder 30 (29b 4x4 0x6) SR: 103.44
17.3
Holder to Denly, no run
doesn't get up as intended this time
17.2
1
Holder to Billings, 1 run
sharp delivery! Raps the gloves on a tight off-stump line, and Billings rides it as if we're back in the Test series! But there's another single into the vacant cordon
17.1
1
Holder to Denly, 1 run
full toss, on the pads, tapped to long-on
end of over 1710 runs
ENG: 151/4CRR: 8.88 • RRR: 3.33 • Need 10 from 18b
Joe Denly29 (26)
Sam Billings16 (13)
Carlos Brathwaite4-0-33-1
Jason Holder3-0-23-0
16.6
1lb
Brathwaite to Denly, 1 leg bye
angled into the pads, lifting off the deck, good ball, but that's another single. Just 10 to get now

Richard Hirst: "Plenty of other sports he could still take up in his second prime - as a Yorkshireman, Crown green bowling, for example." Or ferret hoarding

16.5
2lb
Brathwaite to Denly, 2 leg byes
angled into the pads, tapped into space in front of square leg, and there's no-one to cut that off
16.4
1
Brathwaite to Billings, 1 run
back of a length, pulled to wide long-on. England are walking this one home
16.3
2
Brathwaite to Billings, 2 runs
full toss, bashed on the up to deep cover
16.3
1w
Brathwaite to Billings, 1 wide
wrong line once more, the requirement dips again
16.3
1w
Brathwaite to Billings, 1 wide
wide on the crease, and wide of the batsman too

Priyadaka Conwa: "Two men of England have got their top t20I scores in this game, YJB and OJD (er, old Jo Denly?) " Err, yes... I guess eight years on the England sidelines takes it out of a man!

16.2
1
Brathwaite to Denly, 1 run
open-faced glide to deep point
Best performances - batsmen
JM Bairstow
68 runs (40)
9 fours
2 sixes
Control64%
Productive shot
flick
27 runs
3 fours
1 sixes
1051312510211
N Pooran
58 runs (37)
3 fours
4 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
off drive
17 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
111231510151
Best performances - bowlers
TK Curran
O
4
M
0
R
36
W
4
Eco
9.00
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
SS Cottrell
O
3.5
M
0
R
29
W
3
Eco
7.56
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of West Indies 2018/19
Player Of The Match
Jonny Bairstow
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 750
Season2018/19
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.25, Interval 17.25-17.45, Second Session 17.45-19.10
Match days05 March 2019 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Nigel Duguid
Gregory Brathwaite
TV Umpire
Leslie Reifer
Reserve Umpire
Zahid Bassarath
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft