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Bairstow fires England to Twenty20 win over West Indies

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Bairstow fires England to Twenty20 win over West Indies
FILE PHOTO: Cricket - England Nets - Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados - January 21, 2019 England's Jonny Bairstow during nets Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs   -   Copyright  PAUL CHILDS(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Jonny Bairstow’s half century helped England beat West Indies by four wickets in St Lucia on Tuesday in the opening Twenty20 international of their three-match series.

West Indies made 160 for eight in their innings with Nicholas Pooran top scoring with 58, his best score in the format, while seamer Tom Curran picked up 4-36 for the tourists.

Bairstow’s 68 from 40 balls set England on their way to a relatively comfortable win with seven balls to spare, aided by some poor bowling and fielding from West Indies, who dropped four catches.

England, who lost the three-match test series 2-1 in the Caribbean and drew a five-match ODI series 2-2, will look to wrap up a series win in St Kitts and Nevis on Friday.

(This story was refiled to fix typo in headline.)

(Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Toby Davis)

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