England v Windies T20: Five classic matches?
By Keith Moore
Last Updated: 16/09/17 6:34pm
England and Windies have contested 14 T20s in the last ten years, with England losing all but four of them.
England have had mixed results in chasing totals, winning on three occasions out of seven when batting second, but have had almost no success defending a total, with Windies successfully chasing down targets on seven out of eight games.
Ahead of Saturday's clash between the sides, which you can watch live on Sky Sports Cricket from 6pm, we look back at five classic encounters including Alex Hales' heroics at Trent Bridge and that World T20 final...
The Oval, 28 Jun 2007
The first ever T20 contest threatened to go to the wire, but England fell short despite Paul Collingwood's 79 off 41 balls.
When dangerman Chris Gayle was bowled by James Anderson in the second over things were looking good for England, but Devon Smith (61), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (41) and Marlon Samuels (51) all cashed in to press Windies ahead. Denesh Ramdin (24 off 13) then weighed in to put Windies in command at 190-4 after 17.2 overs, but a flurry of late wickets helped England stunt the final charge of Windies who posted 209 from their 20 overs.
Alastair Cook and Matt Prior (25 off 14) got England off to a steady start in their reply, before both fell to Dwayne Smith in the fifth over. Collingwood kept England in the game through the middle overs, but with partners rolling in and out, the right-hander was battling to take charge of the game.
When No 8 Michael Yardy (23no off 18) and Collingwood put together a 91-run partnership at the end it looked like England could snatch a win, but it was not to be as the home side fell short by 15 runs in their allotted overs.
The Oval, 29 Jun 2007
England had an immediate chance at redemption when the two sides assembled at the same ground the next day.
This time Gayle didn't miss out, striking 61 off 37 balls with Marlon Samuels blasting 42 off 20 batting at No 4. However, no other batsman managed to add to their pair's contribution, leaving Windies with a total of 169-7.
The top four of Alastair Cook, Matt Prior, Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen all departed without any fireworks as England's chase was left teetering on the edge at 68-4 off 8.3 overs.
However, England's middle order came to the rescue, with Paul Collingwood (27) and Owais Shah (55no off 35 balls) adding 36 in the fifth-wicket partnership before Collingwood was stumped by Denesh Ramdin off the bowling of Marlon Samuels.
Dimitri Mascarenhas (18no) joined Shah at the crease, and the two put together 69 runs to take England home with three balls remaining.
Nottingham, 24 June 2012
The Windies elected to bat after winning the toss, but made a slow start as Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons and Marlon Samuels all departed for single-digit scores to hand the Windies a modest score of 30-3 after 6.2 overs.
Fortunately for opener Dwayne Smith, he finally found a partner in Dwayne Bravo, and the pair added 77 runs before Smith was caught by Craig Kieswetter off Steven Finn in the 16th over.
Bravo and Kieron Pollard then closed out the innings to leave the Windies on 172-4 from their 20 overs.
Kieswetter opened the batting but was back in the sheds after 2.1 overs, however Alex Hales stepped up to smash 99 off 68 balls to take the game away from Windies, with Ravi Bopara also contributing well with 59 off 44.
The pair almost lasted through the entire innings, but with four runs needed for victory Hales was dismissed, and Bopara followed two runs later leaving Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler to see their side home with two balls to spare.
World T20 group stages, 16 March 2016
Joe Root top-scored with 48 off 36 balls after England were put into bat in the Group 1 opener. Though none of the batsmen claimed a half-century, most contributed, with No 7 Moeen Ali the only person not to make double figures of those who made it to the crease in a decent total of 182-6.
Johnson Charles lasted two balls of the innings as he was sent packing by David Willey, but thereafter it was the Chris Gale show.
The Windies star smashed an unbeaten 100 off 48 balls, hitting 11 sixes and five fours, to take his side home.
Marlon Samuels stuck around for an important 37 off 27 balls, but it was Gayle who stole the headlines as the Windies won by six wickets with almost two full overs to spare.
England had a chance to make amends when the two sides met in the final of the tournament, but could they claim revenge?
World T20 2016 final, 3 April 2016
Windies' decision to put England paid early dividends as England fell to 23-3 after 4.4 overs. Joe Root and Jos Buttler steadied things somewhat, putting on 41 runs before Buttler was caught by Dwayne Bravo off the bowling of Carlos Brathwaite, but England lost wickets at regular intervals thereafter to register 155-9 off their 20 overs.
Windies' batsmen started in even poorer fashion than their opponents as openers Chris Gayle and Johnson Charles were both dismissed by Joe Root in the second over of the innings. Lendl Simmons was then removed for a duck by David Willey to leave Windies' title hopes seemingly in tatters at 11-3 after 2.3 overs.
Marlon Samuels and Bravo patched together the innings somewhat, but when Bravo fell to Adil Rashid for 25, the Windies still needed 70 runs off six overs to claim an unlikely win.
Things went from bad to worse for them as Andre Russell and Darren Sammy fell victim to Willey in the 16th over to bring Carlos Brathwaite to the crease with Windies needing 49 from 27 balls.
Samuels and Brathwaite added 30 to leave the equation reading 19 required off the final six balls of the game.
Brathwaite was on strike but resisted taking a single to put his more established partner on strike, instead cracking sixes off each of Ben Stokes' first four deliveries of the over to hand the Windies a thrilling and unforgettable victory.
Watch England take on Windies in this Saturday's T20 international - live on Sky Sports Cricket from 6pm.