England roll over West Indies for just 55 in T20 World Cup opener as Eoin Morgan’s men start tournament with a bang

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  • Defending champions West Indies were bowled out for 55 by England in Dubai
  • Adil Rashid took four wickets for two runs in 2.2 overs.
  • Moeen Ali and Tioman Mills took two wickets each, England rolled the Windies
  • Chris Gayle the only West Indies batsman to reach double digits with 13 runs

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England’s T20 World Cup campaign got off to a great start as they bundled out West Indies for 55 in 14.2 overs in the first match of their tournament in Dubai on Saturday.

Adil Rashid took four wickets for just two runs in 2.2 overs, while Moeen Ali and Tyman Mills took two wickets each.

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Meanwhile, Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan hit a four each as West Indies began their trophy defense in a disappointing fashion.

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Adil Rashid (left) took four wickets in 2.2 overs to help England beat Windies 55. out on

Tymal Mills celebrating the wicket of Nicholas Pooran in the second match of the match

Tymal Mills celebrating the wicket of Nicholas Pooran in the second match of the match

Woakes and Ali started with the opening pair of Evin Lewis and Lendl Simmons being dismissed for a combined nine.

Returning seven runs from a steady opening over, Lewis tried to hit Woakes over his head, only for Ali to produce a brilliant catch over the shoulder as he ran from mid-off to a boundary.

Simmons followed shortly after, caught in the deep by Liam Livingstone as he tried to kick Ali out of the park.

Moeen Ali took two wickets, including Chris Gayle, as England dominated the Windies

Moeen Ali took two wickets including Chris Gayle as England dominated the Windies

The Worcestershire all-rounder performed brilliantly with a brilliant catch

The Worcestershire all-rounder performed brilliantly with a brilliant catch

Later and Mills struck in successive overs to get rid of Shimron Hetmyer and the dangerous Chris Gayle.

With 13 runs, Gayle was the only West Indies batsman to reach double digits as Eoin Morgan managed his bowling choices brilliantly.

Jordan and Mills accounted for Dwayne Bravo and Nicholas Pooran before Rashid took the remaining four wickets.

England started their T20 campaign brilliantly, defeating West Indies by just 55.  wasted on

England started their T20 campaign brilliantly, defeating West Indies by just 55. wasted on

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