England Thrashed By West Indies In World T20 Warm-Up (PICTURES)

A change of conditions did not bring a change in fortunes for England's struggling cricketers as they slipped to a seven-wicket defeat against West Indies in their first World Twenty20 warm-up.

In the first of two pre-tournament practice matches in Bangladesh, England managed a modest 131 for seven having opting to bat first at Fatullah, an innings that contained just one six.

That was scored by Eoin Morgan, captaining while Stuart Broad sat out with tendonitis, on his way to a hard-working 43 not out.

Andre Fletcher of West Indies celebrates stumping Tim Bresnan

West Indies matched that six count in the third over and passed it in the fourth, as Chris Gayle (58 not out) Dwayne Smith (36) let rip in the powerplay overs.

They finished with five maximums to their name and cruised to victory with 23 balls remaining and Gayle in fine touch.

Having already beaten England in the recent T20 series in the Caribbean, it was another timely reminder about which of these sides carries the biggest threat in the competition.


West Indies beat England

England's innings was devoid of fireworks, Morgan by some distance the top performer.

Just one other batsman made it out of the teens, Moeen Ali making 22 in 16 balls.

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