West Indies faced first defeat of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 after 4 consecutive wins. Picture Credits: Fb accounts

West Indies faced first defeat of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 after 4 consecutive wins

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Following four consecutive wins in group stage matches, West Indies faced their first defeat in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. The Defending Champions, England defeated unbeaten West Indies in the first game of their Super 8 opener which was held in Darren Sammy Cricket Ground of Saint Lucia.

The toss was won by Jos Butler, the Captain of England who decided to bowl first. The opening pair of West Indies stepped into the ground with a full confidence, were at 40 runs without loss of any wicket. Subsequently, Sam Curran ball down the ground and King was attempting a powerful cover drive off which led him causing an injury and forced him to retire hurt.

Later, Charles was joined by Nicholas Pooran, the star of the game, who had played on the same ground just a few days before. The duo pushed the scores to 54 runs at the 6thover mark. Both the players were forming a strong partnership when Charles became the victim of Moeen Ali’s powerful bowling attack and England got successful in breaking the partnership which could prove be dangerous for the team.

The England team who was struggling in the group stage matches restricted the West Indies batters to 180 runs with the loss of 4 wickets. Following that Phil Salt and Jos Butler stepped on to the ground and formed good partnership which raised huge pressure on the West Indies bowlers. Despite the efforts of West Indies, they failed to stop England from winning the game and the defending champions made a dominating win in just 18th over.

Following the game, the captain of West Indies stated that their team could have given a better display with the ball. He lauded English bowlers for executing their plans appropriately and stated that they are hoping that they can pull through the next game and be able to execute their plans in the right manner.

“Our destiny is in our own hands, and we need to win well; we need to continue playing good cricket,” noted Rovman Powell, West Indies Captain.