25 Jun 2012

England beat Windies in Twenty20 match

6:36 am on 25 June 2012

Alex Hales hit 99 as England beat the West Indies by seven wickets in their Twenty20 international at Trent Bridge.

The Nottinghamshire batsman was denied England's first-ever T20 century when he was bowled by Ravi Rampaul with four runs needed to win.

Ravi Bopara made 59 from 43 balls as England chased down 173 with two balls to spare for only their third win in eight T20s against West Indies.

Earlier, Dwayne Smith hit 70 and Dwayne Bravo 54 not out for the tourists.

England's next match is the first of a five-game one-day international series against Australia at Lord's on Friday, while West Indies face New Zealand in two Twenty20 internationals in Florida next weekend.