Adil Rashid slid the ball through Andre Russell’s defence with his first ball of the 2021 T20 World Cup as England bowled West Indies out for 55.
England’s stunning bowling performance in Dubai saw the defending champions reduced to 44-6 before Rashid entered the attack to bowl the 11th over.
The leg-spinner was immediately amongst the wickets, bowling Russell with a delivery that snuck between bat and pad to bowl him for a two-ball duck. The delivery set Rashid on his way to a haul of 4-2, the best figures by an England bowler in men’s T20Is, as West Indies were bowled out for 55.
Earlier in the innings Moeen Ali and Tymal Mills – playing his first match for England since 2017 – had both claimed figures of 2-17.
England eventually secured a six-wicket win as Jos Buttler top-scored with 24 not out off 22 balls. West Indies left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein claimed figures of 2-24.
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