England v West Indies, IT20 highlights
Chris Gayle marks his return with a victory for the West Indies
Making his long awaited return to the West Indies international side, Chris Gayle helped the visitors to a 21 run victory at Emirates Riverside as the hosts were bowled out for 155.
Living up to his name, Chris Gayle smashed the ball around the ground superb precision to bring up his 40 off 21 balls, before he was carelessly run out by Jason Roy – much to the delight of the England camp.
However it was Carlos Brathwaite who was once again the thorn in England’s side, but this time with the ball. After 531 days since Brathwaite hit Ben Stokes for four consecutive sixes in that ICC World T20 final heartache, he took 3 wickets for just 20 runs – including the final wicket which saw England once again lose to the West Indies in T20 cricket.
Focus now turns to Emirates Old Trafford as the start of the One-Day series kicks off in Manchester on Tuesday 19 September.
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What the Captains said
England captain Eoin Morgan, speaking on Test Match Special: "Given we were chasing 170-odd on a wicket that was coming on nicely, we let ourselves down with the bat.
"It's disappointing because we have the capabilities of chasing down a score like that.
"Plunkett and Rashid were outstanding; it was an amazing effort to get us back in the game."
West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite on Sky Sports: "This was probably the more challenging of our recent wins. Conditions were soft and slippery, the umpires were close to calling it off."
Courtesy of BBC Sport
England v West Indies ODI tickets
Grab your tickets to watch the world’s best come face-to-face at Emirates Old Trafford when England take on the West Indies on Tuesday 19 September in the first Royal London One-Day International.
Expect fireworks when the likes of Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels take to the field in what is expected to be a fiery affair in Manchester with no love lost between these two sides…especially after that heartbreaking ICC World T20 final in India where England lost to the West Indies in a thrilling final over.
Buy your tickets to watch the last International fixture at Emirates Old Trafford this year and you will also be given priority access to purchase tickets in 2018 with Australia and India lined up as the Three Lions next opponents in Manchester.