West Indies beat England by nine wickets in the first T20 international to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series; Jason Holder took 4-7 as the tourists were bowled out for 103; Brandon King then hit an unbeaten 52 as the hosts eased to victory with 17 deliveries to spare
By Sam Drury
Last Updated: 22/01/22 11:22pm
Jason Holder took 4-7 as England were bowled out for 103 on their way to a comprehensive nine-wicket defeat to West Indies in the first T20 international in Barbados.
England quickly found themselves in trouble after being asked to bat as Holder and Sheldon Cottrell did damage with the new ball, reducing the visitors to 10-3 which swiftly became 29-5 and then 49-7.
It took a 36-run stand between Chris Jordan (28) and Adil Rashid (22) for the eighth wicket to take England up to anything close to respectability before Holder wrapped up the innings with two balls to spare.
Brandon King then hit an unbeaten 52 as West Indies calmly knocked off the runs with 17 balls to spare to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
- West Indies win by nine wickets in Barbados
- England skittled for 103 in 19.4 overs
- Jason Holder takes 4-7 for hosts
- Brandon King hits 52no as Windies cruise to victory in 17.1 overs
The one positive for England is that they have less than 24 hours to wait before trying to put things right, with the second T20 taking place at the same venue on Sunday.
More to follow…