With a 4 wicket victory, England has taken 1-0 lead in the T20I series against the host side Windies after beating them in the first T20I of the series at Gros Islet.
English skipper Eoin Morgan decided to field first after winning the toss. The host side managed to score 160/8 (20 overs) at the end of the first innings. In reply, England successfully chased down the target in 18.5 overs after losing six wickets.
Brief Scores: Windies – 160/8 in 20 overs (Nicholas Pooran 58, Darren Bravo 28; Tom Curran 4/36)
England – 161/6 in 18.5 overs (Jonny Bairstow 68, Joe Denly 30; Sheldon Cottrell 3/29)
Result – England won by four wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) Windies scored 160/8 in 20 overs.
- It was Windies’ joint second highest T20I total against England at home (Windies also scored 160/7 in 20 overs against England at Bridgetown on 13 March 2014). Their highest home T20I total against England is 170/3 (20 overs) at Bridgetown on 9 March 2014.
ii) England won the match by four wickets.
- It was England’s second T20I victory against Windies on the Caribbean soil. Their first T20I victory was on 13 March 2014 at Bridgetown (by five runs).
i) By the end of this match, Windies batsman Chris Gayle has reached 1,622 T20I runs.
- Chris Gayle is the leading T20I run-scorer for Windies. He surpassed Marlon Samuels who has scored 1,611 T20I runs.
ii) Chris Gayle has hit 105 T20I sixes.
- It is the most number of T20I sixes for a batsman. Chris Gayle has surpassed Martin Guptill who has hit 103 T20I sixes.
i) Coming to bat at no.5, the Windies batsman Nicholas Pooran scored 58 runs.
- It is the highest individual T20I innings by a no.5 or lower Windies batsman. The previous record was 55* by Denesh Ramdin (no.6) against New Zealand at Wellington on 15 January 2014. Also, Dwayne Bravo (no.5) scored 55 runs against Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) on 23 September 2016.
i) English opening batsman Jonny Bairstow scored 68 runs.
- It is the highest individual T20I score by an English wicketkeeper-batsman outside the home soil. The previous record was 67 runs by Jos Buttler against West Indies at Bridgetown on 11 March 2014.
- It is the second highest individual T20I score by an English batsman in the Caribbean soil. The record holder is Kevin Pietersen with an unbeaten 73 runs innings against Pakistan at Bridgetown on 6 May 2010.
i) English pacer Tom Curran had bowling figures of 4-0-36-4.
- It is the best T20I bowling figures by an English bowler in the Caribbean soil. The previous record was 4-0-23-3 by Ryan Sidebottom against South Africa at Bridgetown on 8 May 2010.
- It is the second best T20I bowling figures by an English bowler against Windies. The record is 3.4-0-10-4 by Ravi Bopara at The Oval on 23 September 2011.
i) Windies left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell had the bowling figures of 3.5-0-29-3.
- It is the second best T20I bowling figures by a Windies pacer against England in the Caribbean soil. The record holder is Krishmar Santokie with the bowling figures of 4-0-21-4 at Bridgetown on 11 March 2014.