West Indies secures victory over England by ten runs

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West Indies defeated England by ten runs in the 2nd T20I on 14 December 2023 at the National Cricket Stadium, St George.

It is to be noted that the opener of the West Indies helped the team secure the victory by scoring a magnificent knock of 82 runs in 52 balls at a strike rate of 158. He hit eight fours and five sixes.

The second-highest run-scorer from West Indies was Rovman Powell, who scored 50 runs in 28 balls. The toss was won by England and they decided to field first.

The Playing XI of West Indies:

– Kyle Mayers

– Shai Hope

– Andre Russell

– Akeal Hossein 

– Alzarri Joseph

– Gudakesh Motie

– Brandon King

– Nicholas Pooran

– Shimron Hetmyer

– Jason Holder

– Rovman Powell

The Playing XI of England:

– Harry Brook

– Adil Rashid

– Tymal Mills

– Chris Woakes

– Sam Curran

– Phil Salt 

– Jos Butler

– Will Jacks

– Moeen Ali

– Liam Livingstone

– Rehan Ahmed

Umpires of the match include,

– GO Brathwaite

– JM Williams

– LS Reifer

Contributions made by other players of Team West Indies:

– Kyle Mayers scored 17 runs. He hit two fours and 1 six and played his inning at a strike rate of 106.

– Andre Russell contributed 14 runs in 10 balls at a Strike rate of 140.

– Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, and Shimron Hetmyer scored 5, 1, and 2 runs, respectively. 

– Jason Holder got out for a duck. 

England bowling performance:

Both Adil Rashid and Tymal Mills managed to take two wickets by giving away 11 and 30 runs, respectively.

Moreover, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran and Rehan Ahmed took one wicket each by giving away 34, 38 and 47 runs respectively.

The English bowlers restricted the West Indies to 176 runs.

England’s batting performance:

Sam Curran hit half-century in 32 balls. He played the knock at a strike rate of 156. He hit four fours and three sixes. The openers of the team, Phil Salt and Jos Butler, contributed 25 and 5 runs, respectively.

Other contributors to England:

– Will Jacks scored 24 runs in 21 balls. He played the knock at a strike rate of 114.

– Liam Livingstone and Harry Brook contributed 17 and 5 runs in 9 and 8 balls respectively.

– Moeen Ali played the knock of 22, not out.

– Rehan Ahmed contributed ten runs, not out in 3 balls.

– Chris Woakes scored two runs in 5 balls. 

West Indies bowling performance:

Alzarri Joseph was the highest wicket-taker; he managed to take three wickets by giving away 39 runs at an economy rate of 9.75.

Akeal Hossein took two wickets. Both Jason Holder and Gudakesh Motie took one wicket each by giving away 27 and 9 runs, respectively.

Further, Andre Russell failed to contribute as a wicket-taker for the team.

Despite the best efforts of the Englishman, West Indies managed to restrict the England team to 166 runs and won the match by ten runs.

Nia Roberts
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