England vs West Indies

England vs West Indies: Andre Russell powers West Indies to victory in first T20I
Image Andre Russell playing cricket West Indies claimed a comfortable four-wicket victory over England in the opening T20 international in Bridgetown on Wednesday. Andre Russell played a starring role for the hosts, taking three wickets for 19 runs with the ball and then hitting a crucial 29 not out from 14 balls to guide his side to victory with 11 balls to spare. England had posted a competitive total of 171 for 9 after being sent in to bat. Phil Salt (40) and Jos Buttler (39) put on a 77-run opening partnership before the visitors lost wickets at regular intervals. Rehan Ahmed impressed for England with the ball, taking 3 for 39 on his T20 international debut. Image Rehan Ahmed playing cricket West Indiesand#39; chase got off to a shaky start, with Shamarh Brooks and Kyle Mayers falling cheaply. However, Shai Hope (36) and Brandon King (35) put on a crucial 68-run partnership to put the hosts back on track. Russell then took center stage, launching three sixes in his late cameo to help West Indies over the line. Image Shai Hope playing cricket Image Brandon King playing cricket The victory gives West Indies a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. The second T20I will take place at the same venue on Friday. Match summary:
  • England 171 for 9 (Salt 40, Buttler 39, Ahmed 3-39)
  • West Indies 172 for 6 (Hope 36, King 35, Russell 29no)
  • West Indies won by 4 wickets
Series: West Indies lead 1-0