RESULT
1st T20I (D/N), Gros Islet, March 05, 2019, England tour of West Indies
(18.5/20 ov, T:161) 161/6

England won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

West Indies Innings
England Innings
Match Details
West Indies  (20 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Shai Hope c Root b Curran65-10120.00
Chris Gayle c Rashid b Jordan1512-02125.00
Shimron Hetmyer c Plunkett b Curran1411-11127.27
Darren Bravo c & b Jordan2830-1293.33
Nicholas Pooran  b Curran5837-34156.75
Carlos Brathwaite c †Bairstow b Rashid06-000.00
Fabian Allen c Jordan b Denly86-01133.33
Jason Holder (c)c Billings b Curran75-10140.00
Ashley Nurse not out 138-20162.50
Extras(b 1, w 10)11
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.00)160/8
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Shai Hope, 1.3 ov), 2-31 (Chris Gayle, 3.6 ov), 3-37 (Shimron Hetmyer, 4.6 ov), 4-101 (Darren Bravo, 13.3 ov), 5-102 (Carlos Brathwaite, 14.4 ov), 6-127 (Fabian Allen, 16.5 ov), 7-137 (Nicholas Pooran, 17.5 ov), 8-160 (Jason Holder, 19.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
David Willey2020010.0061210
Tom Curran403649.00113220
1.3 to SD Hope, gottim - big leading edge and Root holds this one! Maybe a slower delivery from Curran, it stood up off the deck as Hope went across the line and sent a steepler towards midwicket for a pretty simple catch (though the same could be said for the one Rashid dropped). 7/1
4.6 to SO Hetmyer, full toss, spooned to mid-on! Maybe another slower ball and he's miscued to the edge of the circle... He won't be improving that T20I average today! Bit of a club cricket dismissal, but no dramas with the catch by Plunkett. 37/3
17.5 to N Pooran, beautiful finish! That was an exceptional duel between two quality players, and Curran gets the final say this time, pinging the top of middle with a well-directed length ball, hint of shape away to beat the urgent swing, and West Indies have lost their main source of impetus with 13 balls to go.... 137/7
19.6 to JO Holder, low full toss, slapped hard down the ground and Curran finishes with four! Right at the bottom of the bat, Billings steadies himself at long-off, and that's a very competitive total on a tricky pitch for free-flowing strokeplay. 160/8
Chris Jordan301625.33102020
3.6 to CH Gayle, pitched up, wide of off stump at 140kph - and Gayle squirts it straight to short third man! Jordan shrugs sheepishly in celebration, not sure that was intended as a wicket-taking delivery, just one that's hard to hit... only for Gayle to steer it tamely to the edge of the ring. 31/2
13.3 to DM Bravo, wow, that's incredible from Jordan! Not sure what's better, the utter sucker punch of a slower ball, or the spread-eagled dive across the pitch to his right to intercept a looping leading edge! Bravo was utterly deceived, all the pace off the ball, but back of a length and skidding onto the bat. He had to change direction so athletically in his followthrough, but leapt like a jaguar to scoop the offering in his right hand, inches from the turf!. 101/4
Adil Rashid401513.75131010
14.4 to CR Brathwaite, quicker through the air, impeccable line outside off, out of the front of the hand and off the edge of a flummoxed bat. That's a very ducky duck, and England are in total command now. 102/5
Liam Plunkett4044011.0072330
Joe Denly302819.3360310
16.5 to FA Allen, right at the bottom of the bat for a floppy flog to mid-off. Allen's cameo is brief and to the point. 127/6
England  (T: 161 runs from 20 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alex Hales  b Cottrell115-11220.00
Jonny Bairstow c Brathwaite b Nurse6840-92170.00
Joe Root lbw b Cottrell02-000.00
Eoin Morgan (c)c Gayle b Brathwaite816-1050.00
Joe Denly c Pooran b Holder3029-40103.44
Sam Billings  b Cottrell1816-10112.50
David Willey not out 13-0033.33
Tom Curran not out 22-00100.00
Extras(b 8, lb 7, w 8)23
TOTAL18.5 Ov (RR: 8.54)161/6
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Alex Hales, 0.6 ov), 2-32 (Joe Root, 2.3 ov), 3-83 (Eoin Morgan, 8.3 ov), 4-103 (Jonny Bairstow, 11.3 ov), 5-153 (Joe Denly, 17.4 ov), 6-154 (Sam Billings, 18.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Sheldon Cottrell3.502937.56113130
0.6 to AD Hales, here comes the salute! Full and through a barn-door swing across the line, smashing into middle and off stumps to give Cottrell some reward at the end of a difficult opening over! You miss, he'll hit. 17/1
2.3 to JE Root, straightening a touch as Root walks across his stumps, deflects off the pad and Cottrell goes up for lbw - given! But Root reviews, perhaps hoping it has pitched outside leg. If it hasn't it's going to be a short return to the T20 side for him... Yep, just in line and going on to clip the leg bail, according to Hawk-Eye! So Cottrell doesn't have to retract his salute. 32/2
18.1 to SW Billings, 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. 154/6
Oshane Thomas201809.0074010
Ashley Nurse403218.0083100
11.3 to JM Bairstow, a big heave through the line from Bairstow, and Brathwaite is waiting! Plops into his hands on the edge of the rope, and a fine innings is chopped off at the knees. Now then .... 103/4
Jason Holder402616.5082020
17.4 to JL Denly, short, and hoisted up, up and away, but into the breeze and into deep square leg's hands!. 153/5
Carlos Brathwaite403318.2593120
8.3 to EJG Morgan, short ball, pulled in the air - straight to midwicket! Brathwaite strikes, ending a laboured stay from Morgan. Maybe a slower ball and he couldn't manufacture any power on the shot, which just lobbed to Gayle for a head-height catch. 83/3
Fabian Allen10808.0021000
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MATCH DETAILS
Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossEngland, elected to field first
Series
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
England
Jonny Bairstow
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 750
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 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
West Indies
Gregory Brathwaite
West Indies
Nigel Duguid
TV Umpire
West Indies
Leslie Reifer
Reserve Umpire
West Indies
Zahid Bassarath
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
MATCH NOTES
  • West Indies innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 43 runs, 3 wickets)
  • West Indies: 50 runs in 7.5 overs (47 balls), Extras 2
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (DM Bravo 26, N Pooran 25, Ex 2)
  • West Indies: 100 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 5
  • N Pooran: 50 off 32 balls (3 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • West Indies: 150 runs in 19.1 overs (115 balls), Extras 10
  • Innings Break: West Indies - 160/8 in 20.0 overs (AR Nurse 13)
  • England innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 62 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 2.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - N Duguid, Batsman - JE Root (Umpires Call)
  • England: 50 runs in 4.1 overs (25 balls), Extras 7
  • JM Bairstow: 50 off 27 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (JM Bairstow 35, EJG Morgan 8, Ex 7)
  • England: 100 runs in 10.4 overs (64 balls), Extras 13
  • England: 150 runs in 16.5 overs (101 balls), Extras 18
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 35 balls (JL Denly 27, SW Billings 17, Ex 6)
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