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England vs West Indies 1st T20I 2007 Article

Cricket Articles - England vs West Indies 1st T20I 2007


Read the articles of England vs West Indies 1st T20I 2007 - West Indies tour of England 2-match Twenty20 international series of the 1st T20I match played between West Indies and England at The Oval, London in 28th June 2007.

Rapid knocks from Devon Smith, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul power to West Indies thrilling 15-run victory over England, despite a Paul Collingwood's fighting flurry 71 and West Indies take a 1-0 lead in the first Twenty20.

West Indies scored 208 for 8 (Devon Smith 61, Marlon Samuels 51, James Anderson 2-37, Dimitri Mascarenhas 2-39) England scored 193 for 7 (Paul Collingwood 79, Dwayne Smith 3-24, Darren Sammy 2-37)

* West Indies 208 was fourth highest ever score in T20I and their highest total in T20 internationals.

* England's 193 was seventh highest ever score in T20I and their highest total in T20 internationals.

West Indies roar their delight. They've done brilliantly, outplaying England from the first over. England just never left the traps, in spite of Collingwood's breezy knock.

They lacked the fire and inventiveness of West Indies' batsman - Devon Smith and Marlon Samuels both played magnificently well. So, a tough introduction for England's new skipper Paul Collingwood, but they have a chance to level the series.