RESULT
1st T20I (D/N), Bridgetown, January 22, 2022, England tour of West Indies
(17.1/20 ov) 104/1

West Indies won by 9 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

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Scorecard summary
England 103/10(19.4 overs)
West Indies 104/1(17.1 overs)

7.15pm: Sometimes it's a simple game, isn't it? West Indies are up and running, while England's winter of discontent rolls on. Anyway, Andrew Miller has rattled up his report and we will be back again to rinse and repeat tomorrow afternoon. Same time, same channel. See you then. Bye!

7.05pm: Time for the presentations. Jason Holder is Player of the Match: "Just feels good to perform. Tough series against Ireland, we weren't happy, but it's good to bounce back. Really pleased with the effort from everyone. Happy to see the ball go through the way it did. Just hope it remains consistent, that's the key for pitch preparation. [Fielding] Outstanding, not much I can pinpoint we did wrong. [Back-to-back games] I'm up for it, the schedule is what it is. Recovering well and being up for every challenge."

England captain Eoin Morgan: "Not at all [start we wanted], and the opposite conditions to what we played on [in the warm-up]. WI dominated early on, we didn't seem to adapt. Have to come back tomorrow with a fresh game plan. Think the wicket could be the same again. Something we spoke about coming here, more so in Barbados, little bit more bounce. Today it wasn't that consistent. Trying to get the mindset around risk reward didn't happen. [Tough for young players] Nature of international cricket, you get tested/exposed throughout your career. I'll be encouraging them to stay as positive as possible. [Fans] We're trying, we always get great support. We hope to play better cricket."

West Indies captain Kieron Pollard: "That's the blueprint we ask guys to put up. Really happy for the guys. To come out and win a match isn't easy, to see the young guys come out and finish it off was fantastic. [Bowling] Sheldon [Cottrell] coming back in, Jason showed his quality. These two bowlers were phenomenal, and then backing it up in the field. Sometimes when you get four wickets early guys can relax, but they know the importance of sticking to plans. Thought they were fantastic. This is just the first of five, but winning games isn't easy at all. [King] Did well in Pakistan, and being able to finish the game is something we're trying to inculcate. Sometimes these surfaces aren't conducive to going hard. But well done to them, good opening partnership. In less than 24 hours we'll try and do it again. [Recent criticism] Tough times don't last, tough people do. I come each and every time and try to give my 100%. We're sticking together in the dressing room."

7pm: Cool, calm and very much in control. West Indies get off to a fine start in their long run into the 2022 World Cup, as a new-look XI dispatches England with aplomb. Having bombed for 55 against England a few months ago in the UAE, this was a pretty comprehensive comeback - their biggest margin of victory, in terms of wickets, over England in T20Is. Jason Holder was the star of the show with the ball, as England completely failed to get to grips with the surface and the demands of setting a target, before Brandon King guided the chase with an unbeaten half-century. Kieron Pollard was pleading for time in the build-up to this series, but a few more performances like that and they'll be in danger of raising expectations again

17.1
1
Mills to King, 1 run

round the wicket, full outside off and steered through point to seal the deal - West Indies win by nine wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series

C'mon then, we've all got homes to go to

end of over 1712 runs
WI: 103/1CRR: 6.05 RRR: 0.33 • Need 1 from 18b
Brandon King51 (48)
Nicholas Pooran27 (29)
Saqib Mahmood 3-0-24-0
Tymal Mills 3-0-19-0
16.6
1
Mahmood to King, 1 run

flung full outside off, check-punched into the off side. Brings the scores level

16.5
1
Mahmood to Pooran, 1 run

chopped through the leg side

16.4
1
Mahmood to King, 1 run

pitched up and clipped down the ground, King brings up his fifty! Raises the bat to the dressing room, only his second half-century in T20Is. He's done the job for his side tonight

16.3
4
Mahmood to King, FOUR runs

forced through the covers, four more! Slower delivery, short in the channel, King is timing it well now and crunches it off the back foot

16.2
1
Mahmood to Pooran, 1 run

short of a length and shovelled off the body

16.1
4
Mahmood to Pooran, FOUR runs

short of a length, not all that much room to free the arms, but Pooran brings out his scalpel to cut four! Punched off the back foot, past the man in the ring and outrunning third. Marvelous

Saq Mahmood

Just 13 required from 24 balls, nine wickets in hand. Spoiler alert

end of over 166 runs
WI: 91/1CRR: 5.68 RRR: 3.25 • Need 13 from 24b
Brandon King45 (45)
Nicholas Pooran21 (26)
Tymal Mills 3-0-19-0
Adil Rashid 4-0-21-1
15.6
2
Mills to King, 2 runs

slower bounce again, this heading leg side as King waits, adjusts and dismisses it past short fine leg for a couple more

15.5
1
Mills to Pooran, 1 run

fired in full and fast on leg stump, clipped calmly through midwicket

15.4
1
Mills to King, 1 run

back of a length from round the wicket, nudged through backward square leg

"@Alan I've seen Jof warming up with English team on ECB's Instagram account, is he open for contention for Test?" I doubt it, Shah Safeer, given he only recently had another op. Think this counts as the beginning of his rehab

15.3
1
Mills to Pooran, 1 run

dug in short, pulled out towards deep midwicket

15.2
Mills to Pooran, no run

over the wicket, pace on in the channel, skids through past the bat as Pooran has a waft

15.1
1
Mills to King, 1 run

Mills goes round the wicket, slower-ball bouncer outside off, King moves around the crease and steers a tennis shot through backward point

end of over 154 runs
WI: 85/1CRR: 5.66 RRR: 3.80 • Need 19 from 30b
Nicholas Pooran19 (23)
Brandon King41 (42)
Adil Rashid 4-0-21-1
Tymal Mills 2-0-13-0

"England are confused by the old format. This 6 ball-over Imperial measures malarkey is too much for those reared on the new hotness of the Metric friendly Hundred. They're bamboozled by the maths." Very good, David. I like what you've done

14.6
Rashid to Pooran, no run

looped up around the line of off, Pooran studiously leans on a forward defensive

14.5
1
Rashid to King, 1 run

full and flighted, up towards the blockhole, squirted to midwicket as Billings gives chase

14.4
1
Rashid to Pooran, 1 run

touch shorter and he hops back to swat a single through square leg

14.3
Rashid to Pooran, no run

tossed up, legbreak on the stumps, tapped down

14.2
Rashid to Pooran, no run

pushed through quicker, does Pooran for pace and skids into the boot... Rashid goes up for lbw, but that pitched outside leg

14.1
2
Rashid to Pooran, 2 runs

googly, spinning away outside off, Pooran cuts for a couple

Rashid to bowl out. Slip in still

end of over 146 runs
WI: 81/1CRR: 5.78 RRR: 3.83 • Need 23 from 36b
Brandon King40 (41)
Nicholas Pooran16 (18)
Tymal Mills 2-0-13-0
Chris Jordan 2-0-15-0
13.6
Mills to King, no run

back of a length outside off, cut towards backward point

Best performances - batters
BA King
BA King WI
52 runs (49)
4 fours1 six
Control
73%
Productive shot
cut shot
13 runs
2 fours0 six
2114673127
CJ Jordan
CJ Jordan ENG
28 runs (23)
0 four3 sixes
Control
78%
Productive shot
cover drive
9 runs
0 four1 six
00023779
Best performances - bowlers
JO Holder
JO Holder WI
O
3.4
M
1
R
7
W
4
ECO
1.9
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
SS Cottrell
SS Cottrell WI
O
4
M
1
R
30
W
2
ECO
7.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
Series
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
West Indies
Jason Holder
Series resultWest Indies led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 1453
Match days22 January 2022 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
West Indies
Gregory Brathwaite
West Indies
Joel Wilson
TV Umpire
West Indies
Leslie Reifer
Reserve Umpire
West Indies
Nigel Duguid
Match Referee
West Indies
Richie Richardson