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England peeled apart by West Indies in warm-up match

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Eoin Morgan made 43 not out but was not supported by the rest of the England batting order © Getty Images
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England were soundly beaten in their penultimate warm-up match for the World T20 as West Indies cruised to a seven-wicket victory in Bangladesh.

Sporting 'solar red' coloured shirts as part of their new Twenty20 kit, England posted a modest 131-7 in the opening innings with captain Eoin Morgan top-scoring on 43 not out. Moeen Ali (22) was the only other batsman to post over 20 runs in the England innings.

Chris Gayle, who was rested last Thursday's final T20 international between the two teams, hit an unbeaten 58 from 38 balls to ease the current World T20 holders to victory with 23 balls to spare. England bowler Tim Bresnan proved particularly expensive, conceding 29 runs in two overs.

England face India on Wednesday in their final warm-up game before they open their World T20 campaign against New Zealand on Saturday.

England won the tournament in 2010 but face tough Super 10 group games against New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa plus a qualifier from the ongoing first round stage.

England v West Indies full scorecard

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