ENG vs WI T20 World Cup: England thrash West Indies by 6 wickets after bowling them out for 55

England Spinner Rashid Khan Celebrates After Taking A West Indies Wicket In Dubai On Saturday.
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Khan commemorates after taking a West Indies wicket in Dubai on Saturday. Spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid destroyed the West Indies batting line up to shape England’s comfy six-wicket win over the safeguarding champions in a Super 12 Group 1 match of the T20 World Cup here on Saturday.

It was expected to be an exciting fight in between the West Indies’ style and a capable England attack but was reduced to a no-contest following a horrendous batting screen by the defending champs, who were skittled out for simply 55 runs in inside 15 overs. The West Indies batters just tried to find huge shots and that became their undoing as they seemed to have actually forgotten that rotating the strike was essential when borders were challenging to come by.

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England bowlers were relentless with their line and length and were rewarded as West Indies handled their second least expensive T20 total after 45 they made versus the exact same opponents in 2019. It was also the 3rd lowest overall in T20 World Cup behind 39 and 44 (both by Netherlands).

England knocked off the needed runs in 8.2 overs however not before they too lost wickets in cluster.

Jason Roy (11 ), Jonny Bairstow (9 ), Moeen Ali (3) and Liam Livingstone (1) struggled to adapt to the slowness of the wicket that had made stroke making quite challenging. Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (2/24) made an excellent impression with his quick balls and exceptional fielding.Jos Buttler(24 not out )and skipper Eoin Morgan(7 not out) saw England through and ensured there was no more drama in the contest.

Such results do make a distinction if net-run-rate comes into play at the later stage of the competition. Previously, Rashid handed out simply two runs in the 14 balls he bowled and rubbed out the middle and lower order, carrying forward the good start Moeen had provided after Eoin Morgan invited the Caribbeans to bat.

Moeen ended his spell in a superb manner, bowling as numerous as 18 dot balls in his 4 overs while conceding just 17 runs. West Indies batters kept looking for borders and they fell by the way side one after another. Chris Gayle (13) was the only batter who got to the double digits.Moeen was associated with a terrific fight with the West Indies batters after he opened the attack.

Lendl Simmons (3) and Shimron Hetmyer opened their arms against him but the off-spinner succeeded in sending them back to the dug out. Chris Woakes, on the other end, bowled a tight spell and also eliminated Evin Lewis (6) while Tymal Mills saw the back of harmful Gayle, who hit three shots to the fence however could not carry out the huge shot off the pacer.

But none, including skipper Kieron Pollard revealed perseverance that was required to remain on the dry wicket that was providing some support to the spinners.

Published at Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:46:42 -0500