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23-Jan-2022 06:49:00 GMT
WI vs Eng - 1st T20I, Barbados

Holder and King condemn England to nine-wicket rout

West Indies 104 for 1 (King 52*) beat England 103 (Holder 4-7) by nine wickets

Barbados: England's batting woes crossed formats and continents as they were routed by West Indies in the first T20 international in Barbados.

Six days on and 10,000 miles away from the conclusion of a dismal Ashes series in Australia, an almost entirely different set of players found themselves 49-7 after being put in on a two-paced pitch.

England's T20 record low score of 80 was in danger, only for 28 from Barbados-born Chris Jordan and 22 by Adil Rashid, two of just four players to reach double figures, to spare them from that indignity.

The tourists were ultimately bowled out for 103, with the superb Jason Holder twice taking two wickets in two balls in figures of 4-7.

Brandon King's unbeaten 55 led the home side to their meagre target with 17 balls to spare, a nine-wicket margin of victory that matched West Indies' biggest win and England's largest defeat in T20s.

The second game in the five-match series, all of which is being played in Barbados, is on Sunday.

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