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Wright stumped by Ramdin
Wright stumped by Ramdin

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Samuel Badree celebrated his birthday with a career-best bowling performance as West Indies beat England in the first T20 International at Kensington Oval.

The experienced leg-spinner, who turned 33 on Sunday, ended with the impressive figures of 4-0-17-3 as the Windies won by 27 runs infront a full house of 13,500 spectators.

The Man of the Match award went to Marlon Samuels who made a sparkling 69 not out off 46 balls as the West Indies made 170-3 off their 20 overs. He them returned to take 2-21 as England were restricted to 143-9 off 20 overs. Summary Scores:

West Indies Innings: 170/3 (20 Overs). Marlon Samuels 69, Chris Gayle 43, Dwayne Smith 27, Andre Rusell 24*; Ravi Bopara 4-0-23-2, James Tredwell 4-0-16-1, Jade Dernbach 4-0-36-0, Tim Bresnan 4-0-36-0.

England Innings: 143/9 (20 Overs). Tim Bresnan 47*, Ravi Bopara 42, Eoin Morgan 19, Michael Lumb 18; Samuel Badree 4-0-17-3, Marlon Samuels 4-0-21-2, Sunil Narine 2-0-8-1, Dwayne Bravo 4-0-30-1.

West Indies won by 27 runs

Scores:

West Indies

D Smith b Bopara 27

C Gayle LBW Tredwell 43

M Samuels not out 69

L Simmons c Lumb b Bopara 3

A Russell not out 24

Total: 170/3 (20 Overs)

Extras: (lb 3, nb 1) 4

Did not Bat: Dwayne Bravo, D Ramdin+, D Sammy*, S Narine, R Rampaul, S Badree

Fall of Wickets: 1-57 (Smith, 6.2 ov), 2-87 (Gayle, 11.3 ov), 3-112 (Simmons, 14.2 ov).

England Bowling: S Broad 2-0-26-0, J Dernbach 4-0-36-0, T Bresnan 4-0-36-0, B Stokes 2-0-30-0, R Bopara 4-0-23-2, J Tredwell 4-0-16-1.

England (Target; 171)

M Lumb c Rampaul b Badree 18

A Hales st Ramdin b Badree 3

L Wright st Ramdin b Badree 0

E Morgan c sub (J Charles) b Samuels 19

J Buttler+ c sub (J Charles) b Narine 0

R Bopara c & b Bravo 42

B Stokes st Ramdin b Samuels 4

T Bresnan not out 47

S Broad* run out (Ramdin) 5

J Tredwell run out (Russell) 1

J Dernbach not out 1

Total: 143/9 (20 Overs)

Extras: (b 1, lb 2) 3

Fall of Wickets: 1-13 (Hales, 2.3 ov), 2-13 (Wright, 2.4 ov), 3-36 (Lumb, 6.3 ov), 4-40 (Buttler, 7.3 ov), 5-55 (Morgan, 9.3 ov), 6-73 (Stokes, 11.4 ov), 7-101 (Bopara, 14.3 ov), 8-123 (Broad, 17.6 ov), 9-133 (Tredwell, 18.6 ov)

West Indies Bowling: S Badree 4-0-17-3, R Rampaul 3-0-31-0, S Narine 2-0-8-1, DM Bravo 4-0-30-1, M Samuels 4-0-21-2, D Sammy 1-0-12-0, A Russell 2-0-21-0.

Result: West Indies won by 27 runs

Series: West Indies 1-0 England

Man of the Match: Marlon Samuels (West Indies)

Umpires: Peter Nero (T&T) & Joel Wilson (T&T)

TV Umpire: Gregory Brathwaite (Barbados)

Match Referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Reserve Umpire: Nigel Duguid (Guyana


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