Plunkett and Rashid lead England fight back in Windies T20

West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite celebrates after taking the wicket of England's Liam Plunkett to win the T20 match in Durham

Led by openers Chris Gayle (40) and Evin Lewis (51), West Indies got off to a ferocious start with the destructive Gayle bludgeoning four sixes before he was run out.

England's response got off to the worst possible start with Jason Roy caught for a first-ball duck, and Hales was dropped on zero before he was eventually bowled by Brathwaite having smashed eight fours and one six.

Stokes, controversially rested by the European Central Bank, will not be in Durham for the one-off game and nor will Moeen Ali or Chris Woakes but England have picked a strong squad for the match including Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan, all of whom were involved in the Test matches.

The best of his four maximums went like a tracer bullet over cover off Chris Jordan, before Lewis got in on the act by taking 16 from Tom Curran's first three balls of the sixth over.

"We had a good start and fell away but then the way we finished the game it was fantastic", Brathwaite said.

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Plunkett continued to check the Windies' progress by removing Lewis, Marlon Samuels and Kieron Pollard in his final two overs, while his Yorkshire team-mate Rashid followed suit in claiming three scalps as the tourists somewhat limped through to 176-9 from the remainder of their allocation.

Even though the decision to rest Stokes on his home ground was widely criticised, Morgan said it was important to manage the workload of the 26-year-old with an important Ashes series in Australia around the corner.

Although Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow threatened to put England back on course, their departure signalled the end and the Windies won by 21 runs.

Buttler holed out immediately afterwards, though, and when Bairstow perished it left England's tail too much to do as the Windies were able to warm themselves with a well-earned victory. "We were happy chasing but I think losing three quick wickets cost us".

Following the one-off T20I, both England and West Indies will face other in a five match ODI series to be played between 19th and 29th September.

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