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CRICKET: West Indies beaten by England in warm-up match

Published:Monday | February 9, 2015 | 2:30 PM

England beat a lacklustre West Indies side by nine wickets in their first World Cup warm-up match in Sydney, Australia.



West Indies won the toss but lost both Chris Gayle and Darren Bravo in Chris Woakes's opening over to leave them 1 for 2, and they struggled to 35 for 4.



Lendl Simmons on 45 top scored but only three of his team-mates reached double figures as they were skittled for 122 with seamer Woakes claiming five for 19.



Moeen Ali hit 46 as England cruised to victory with 27.1 overs to spare.



Although England took the opportunity to rest front-line pacemen James Anderson and Stuart Broad, their remaining bowlers found easy pickings against a disappointing Windies batting line-up.



England take on Pakistan at the same venue on Wednesday in their second and final warm-up match before the tournament begins with New Zealand hosting Sri Lanka in Christchurch on Friday.



The West Indies play Ireland in their opening match on Saturday.



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