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Cricket: West Indies humble England

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posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 12:36 PM
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England crashed to a seven-wicket defeat at Trent Bridge after an inexperienced West Indies seam attack had bowled out the hosts for just 147.

Dwayne Bravo claimed his best haul in one-day internationals of 3-26 before Chris Gayle led his side to victory with an unbeaten 60.

England pair Andrew Strauss and Geraint Jones batted brightly but the rest of their batting was dire.

West Indies took a bonus point to sit pretty on top of the NatWest table.

Their captain Brian Lara won the toss and elected to insert England, who have a dismal record batting first in one-day cricket in recent times.

And they got off to the worst possible start as Marcus Trescothick and Michael Vaughan played loose shots off the bowling of medium pacer Ian Bradshaw in the opening overs to slump to 2-2.

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