England roll over West Indies for just 55 in their T20 World Cup opener as Adil Rashid takes four wickets
- Defending champions West Indies bowled out for 55 in Dubai by England
- Adil Rashid finishes with four wickets for two runs in 2.2 overs
- Moeen Ali and Tyman Mills take two wickets apiece as England roll Windies
- Chris Gayle only West Indian batsman to reach double digit with 13 runs
England’s T20 World Cup campaign got off to a stunning start as they bowled out the West Indies for 55 in 14.2 overs in their tournament opener in Dubai on Saturday.
Adil Rashid was the pick of the bowlers, claiming four wickets for just two runs in 2.2 overs, while Moeen Ali and Tyman Mills took two wickets apiece.
Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan, meanwhile, chipped in with one each as the West Indies began the defence of their trophy in dismal fashion.
Adil Rashid (left) took four wickets in 2.2 overs as England bowled out the Windies for 55
Tymal Mills celebrates taking the wicket of Nicholas Pooran, his second of the match
Woakes and Ali set the tone from the off, removing the opening pair of Evin Lewis and Lendl Simmons for a combined nine runs.
After a steady opening over had returned seven runs, Lewis tried to hit Woakes over his head, only for Ali to produce a stunning catch over he shoulder as he ran from mid-off towards the boundary.
Simmons followed shortly afterward, caught in the deep by Liam Livingstone as he tried to smash Ali out of the park.
Moeen Ali took two wickets, including that of Chris Gayle, as England dominated the Windies
The Worcestershire all-rounder capped a fine bowling display with a brilliant catch
The latter and Mills then struck in consecutive overs to get rid of Shimron Hetmeyer and the dangerous Chris Gayle.
With 13 runs, Gayle was the only West Indian batter to reach double digits as Eoin Morgan managed his bowling options superbly.
Jordan and Mills accounted for Dwayne Bravo and Nicholas Pooran, before Rashid picked up the remaining four wickets.
England made a splendid start to their T20 campaign, rolling the West Indies for just 55