Windies vs England, 2019: 1st T20I – Statistical Highlights

Windies vs England, 2019: 1st T20I – Statistical Highlights

Here are all the major stats and numbers during the first T20I between England and Windies.

England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images,)

After levelling the ODI series with the Windies, the England team came back strongly at the hosts with a 4-wicket win the first of the 3-match T20I series. Tom Curran’s 4-wicket haul helped England restrict the Caribbean team to just 160/8 despite a 37-ball 58 from Nicholas Pooran. The visiting team opener Jonny Bairstow struck a 40-ball 68 with nine fours and two sixes to lay the platform in the chase. England reached the target with seven balls to spare despite losing six wickets.

Here are all the major stats and numbers during the first T20I between England and Windies:

A rare win for England against Windies:

2014 – Last T20I win for England against the Windies was during the 2014 Bridgetown T20I where the English team defeated the hosts by five runs while defending 165/6. Between the two wins, England lost to Windies twice in 2016 WT20 and also during the One-off T20I at home in 2017.

2 – This win England’s 2nd in the last eight T20I matches against Windies. Of those eight games, the Caribbean team won six including three while defending a total.

Another sixes record under Gayle’s belt:

105 – Number of sixes Chris Gayle has hit in his T20I career; the most by any player in this format. Gayle went past Martin Guptill’s 103 sixes with first of the two sixes he hit in this game. In the one-off T20I against England in 2017, Gayle became the first ever player to hit 100 sixes in T20I history.

Captaincy debut for Holder:

10Jason Holder became only the 10th player to lead Windies in a T20I game. Overall, Holder is only the 8th player to captain Windies in all the three formats.

Ducks galore:

2 – Twice in three innings, Joe Root has bagged a duck in the T20I format. Root had scores of 9 and 0 from the two matches during the home T20I series against India last year. In the first 24 T20I innings, Root had only three dismissals for single digits and never scored a duck.

6 – Carlos Brathwaite batted six deliveries for his duck; the 4th longest T20I duck by a West Indian. Johnson Charles and Chadwick Walton had a 9-ball duck each against Pakistan in 2013 and 2018 respectively. Evin Lewis too bagged a 7-ball duck during the WT20 2016 game against Afghanistan.

An interesting start to England’s innings:

17 – England scored 17 runs in the first over of their innings before losing their first wicket. These are the joint-most number of runs scored in the first over of a T20I innings that ended with a wicket.

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kusal Perera also added 17 runs in the first over of the 2014 WT20 game against South Africa. Dilshan bagged a golden duck as he was cleaned up by Dale Steyn on the last ball of the over.

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