The recalled Powell’s 107 off simply 53 balls, in addition to his fourth-wicket stand of 122 with Nicholas Pooran (70), helped take the West Indies to an imposing 224-5 after stand-in England captain Moeen Ali gained the toss.
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Tom Banton hit six sixes in a speedy 73 and Phil Salt 57 on his T20 worldwide debut as England tried to chase down 225, with Ali main a new-look facet after common captain Eoin Morgan pulled his quad throughout the warm-up.
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However they misplaced wickets steadily earlier than ending on 204-9 in a outstanding match yielding over 400 runs.
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Powell’s spectacular show of ball-striking, together with 4 fours and 10 hovering sixes, noticed the Jamaican turn into solely the third West Indies batsman after Evin Lewis and Chris Gayle, who’ve each carried out the feat twice, to make a Twenty20 worldwide hundred.
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Unusually, England’s assault featured three left-arm quicks in Reece Topley, Tymal Mills and debutant George Garton, whose 4 overs price an costly 57 runs, albeit he bowled opener Brandon King.
Powell, chosen instead of Odean Smith in the one change to the West Indies, smashed his second ball for six.
He reached his hundred off 51 balls after which promptly celebrated by heaving Topley out of the bottom. However, making an attempt a repeat, he was caught at long-off.
Banton gave England hope of an inconceivable win in a 39-ball innings that ended when he holed out off West Indies captain Kieron Pollard.
Salt obtained the goal all the way down to 36 off a final over the place he hit the primary two authorized deliveries for six earlier than being bowled spherical his legs by Romario Shepherd.
The sequence continues when the groups return to the Kensington Oval on Saturday.