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T20: West Indies cruise to victory
March 16, 2009 11:36 IST
The hosts' excellent bowling and fielding restricted England to a modest 121 in 19.1 overs before Ramnaresh Sarwan's [Images] 59 put them in control and set up victory with two overs to spare.
England opener Steve Davies struck a solid 27 but after Kevin Pietersen [Images] was unluckily given out lbw and captain Andrew Strauss [Images] was brilliantly run out by Shivnarine Chanderpaul [Images], England's batting folded meekly.
The West Indies coped comfortably with England's mediocre bowling which never threatened to force a result despite the early dismissal of Andre Fletcher.
England, who lost the Test series 1-0, continue their tour with the first of five one-day internationals in Guyana on March 20.
Extras (lb-7, w-12) 19
Total (all out; 19.1 overs) 121
Fall of wickets: 1-25, 2-55, 3-66, 4-82, 5-95, 6-98, 7-114, 8-117, 9-121, 10-121.
Bowling: F Edwards 3.1-0-18-1, L Baker 2-0-12-1, D Sammy 4-0-14-1, D Bravo 4-0-34-1 (3w), S Benn 4-0-24-3 (1w), K Pollard 2-0-12-0.
Did not bat: D Ramdin, FH Edwards, LS Baker, DJG Sammy, SJ Benn.
Extras (b-1 lb-1 w-9) 11
Total (four wickets; 18 overs) 123
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-45, 3-105, 4-119.
Bowling: J Anderson 3-0-19-1 (3w), S Broad 3-0-26-1 (3w), A Khan 4-0-34-2 (2w), G Batty 3-0-17-0 (1w), A Mascarenhas 4-0-17-0, P Collingwood 1-0-8-0.
Result: West Indies beat England by six wickets