West Indies rode on Jason Holder’s exceptional PowerPlay bowling – with 15 dots, including a maiden over, and 2 wickets, to leave England stunned in the opening T20I in Barbados. Even as James Vince went after Sheldon Cottrell to band-aid the damage Holder had inflicted in the beginning, England limped to 26/4 in six overs and never managed to recover from there. In fact, at 49 for 7, they ran the risk of collapsing under 100, but Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid took them past the three-figure mark. That, of course, was never going to be a tough ask as West Indies cantered to a nine-wicket victory chasing 103.
Light work for the West Indies! 🌴
The hosts defeat England by nine wickets at the Kensington Oval.#WIvENG pic.twitter.com/fV48QGOVK8
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