“Disappointing to lose after scoring 220” – West Indies captain Rovman Powell expressed disappointment after close loss

West Indies captain Rovman Powell said his team was disappointed after losing the 3rd T20I against England in Grenada.

West Indies posted 222 for 6 after Nicholas Pooran scored a T20 career-best 82.

However, Phil Salt hit 109 not out as England got home with one ball to spare.

“It’s obviously disappointing to score 222 and lose, but the guys gave it a fair shot,” said Powell.

“It was a good effort – we didn’t have the best start, but the way they finished was commendable and the bowlers bowled well in patches,” he added.

England captain Jos Buttler was high in praise for former Barbados Tridents’ player Salt.

“He has such great intent from ball one. It’s something we’ve asked him to do, but for him to go on and stay in the game a bit longer, it can surprise you how much he can do in the end,” he said.

“Great to keep the series alive, a fantastic win. Credit to Phil Salt, it’s a fantastic innings,” Buttler added.

West Indies won the first two T20Is before England took the third match to bring the series back to 2-1.

The series shifts to Trinidad with the final two matches to be played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on 20 and 22 December.

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