England v West Indies: Hosts crumble to lose Twenty20 at Chester-le-Street

🔰 West Indies 176 (20 overs): Lewis 51; Rashid 3-25 beat England 155 (19.3 overs): Hales 43; Brathwaite 3-20 by 21 runs

England's batting crumbled as they were bowled out for 155 to lose to West Indies by 21 runs in their Twenty20 international at Chester-le-Street.

Chasing 177, England looked well set at 64-1 and 118-4 but lost wickets at key times as captain Carlos Brathwaite claimed 3-20.

Earlier, Chris Gayle made 40 off 21 balls and Evin Lewis 51 off 28 for West Indies, sharing a rapid opening stand of 77.

England pegged West Indies back from 106-1, with Adil Rashid taking 3-25.

That gave England the edge at the halfway stage and their hopes improved further when opener Alex Hales began the reply with a blistering 17-ball 43.

But captain Brathwaite bowled Hales at the end of the sixth over on the way to figures of 3-20.

It was the first T20 meeting between the sides since a Brathwaite-inspired West Indies won the World Twenty20 final in 2016.

The match is the sole T20 before a five-match one-day series begins at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

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