Windies triumph on miserable evening in Durham

Postado Setembro 17, 2017

With a desire to extend that run, they will take on England today in a one-off T20I at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. Windies are the champs of the twenty20, shortest cricketing format.

The likes of Chris Gayle and Suni Narine will be in action for West Indies but England will be wary of Gayle's opening partner Evin Lewis, whose century had led West Indies to victory over India earlier in the year.

England skipper Eoin Morgan admitted: 'There was a little bit of rustiness in everything we did bar our fielding, which we did reasonably well.

"Adil and Liam got us back in the game, but with the bat our skill level wasn't there". Hales charged at Carlos Brathwaite and was bowled, before the West Indies spinners Ashley Nurse and Sunil Narine skidded the ball through.

As the captain and bowler of some incisive overs, Carlos Brathwaite again pulled the strings, capturing three wickets including the risky Alex Hales and...

"That's more important, I'm looking forward to that".

"This was probably the more challenging of our recent wins", said West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite speaking to Sky Sports "Conditions were soft and slippery, the umpires were close to calling it off actually".

Pictures appeared to show a hole in the floor of the stand.

But, ambling for a single after hitting the ball to backward point, Gayle was run out by Jason Roy's throw to bowler Liam Plunkett to leave West Indies 77 for one in the seventh over.

After six overs West Indies had 72 and looked set for 230.

From 68 for four Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow added 50, but the run rate was almost 10 an over and struggling England needed to start scampering twos.

Plunkett continued to check the Windies' progress by removing Lewis, Marlon Samuels and Kieron Pollard in his final two overs, while his Yorkshire team-mate Rashid followed suit in claiming three scalps as the tourists somewhat limped through to 176-9 from the remainder of their allocation. Kesrick Williams and Carlos Braithwaite took three wickets each as the tourists backed up their victory in the World Cup final past year to claim victory in Durham.