England won their second warm-up match against West Indies Presidents’ XI and now head into a three-match one-day international series against West Indies, starting Friday.
All focus now turns to Friday’s fixture at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium for the first One-Day international
Despite losing the toss England bowled well to restrict the hosts to 233 on a tricky wicket. The President’s XI had an incredible sixth-wicket partnership of 123 between Jahmar Hamilton and Rahkeem Cornwall, who will no doubt steal all the headlines. Cornwall who stands at an imposing six feet 5 inches, and weighs a reported 22 stone, struck the ball well to score an accomplished 59 despite his lack of mobility.
England’s Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow did enough to see the tourists win in the penultimate over. Bairstow top-scored with 86 and Woakes’ unbeaten 47 saw the final runs tick off the scoreboard.
It wasn’t all good news for England as Jake Ball was forced off the field with a knee injury and will undergo a scan before Friday’s game. However, in more positive news, England opener Alex Hales will join the side on their tour of the West Indies after recovering from a hand fracture. All focus now turns to Friday’s fixture at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium for the first One-Day international.
Don’t miss out on UK’s first ever Day/Night Test Match
The UK’s first ever Day/Night Test Match will take place at Edgbaston on Thursday 17 – Monday 21 August when England return to their fortress to take on the West Indies. With an electric atmosphere, fancy dress and a huge range of fan activities, this historic match under the Edgbaston floodlights is a must see.
Tickets are on sale priced at just £6 for Under 16s and £26 for Adults