Windies Beat England T20 Warm-Up Cricket

Left-handed opener Chris Gayle hit an unbeaten half century 58 not out as West Indies beat England by 7 wickets in a ICC World Twenty/20 Warm-up Cricket match in Fattulah Bangladesh today.

Earlier, England won the toss and chose bat first scoring 131 for 7 off 20-overs. Stand-in Captain Eion Morgan top scored with 43 not out, while Moeen Ali made 22; Krishmar Santokie 3 or 24, Sheldon Cottrell 2 for 23 and there was a wicket for Andre Russell 1 for 16 and Samuel Badree 1 for 19.

Opener Dwayne Smith supported Gayle with 36, while Lindl Simmons was on 15 not out, as West Indies replied with 132 for 7 off 16.1-overs; James Tredwell, Ravi Bopara and Stephen Parry took a wicket each for England.

So the final scores: England 131 for 7 off 20-overs, West Indies 132 for 3 off 16.1-overs.

The defending champions West Indies will meet India in their opening match on Sunday in Dhaka.