England beat defending champions West Indies by six wickets in their T20 World Cup Super 12 Group 1 match on Saturday (23) England cantered to the paltry target of 56 in just 8.2 overs with Jos Buttler top-scoring with 24 not out.
This match was important for everyone as it was between the England team, which is currently ranked number one in the Twenty20s, and the West Indies, the champions of the nearest Twenty20 World Cup (2016).
For West Indies, Akeal Hosein took two wickets for 24 runs while Ravi Rampaul got one. Earlier, invited to bat, West Indies were all out for 55 in 14.2 overs in their T20 World Cup Super 12 Group 1 match against England here on Saturday.
“Still trying to understand what happened” said Daren Sammy
Still trying to understand what happened. I for sure didn’t see this coming. Well at least the bad game is out the way. Still backing captain @KieronPollard55 and his men.. let’s gooooooo @windiescricket
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) October 23, 2021
West Indies suffered a batting collapse and only Chris Gayle could reach double-digit figures with 13. Adil Rashid was the pick of England bowlers with figures of 4/2 from 2.2 overs while Moeen Ali and Tymal Mills took two wickets apiece.
Brief Scores: West Indies: 55 all out in 14.2 overs (Chris Gayle 13; Adil Rashid 4/2).
England: 56/4 in 8.2 overs (Jos Buttler 24 not out, Akeal Hosein 2/24).
Man of the Match: Moeen Ali
England XI: Eoin Morgan (C), Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, and Tymal Mills.
West Indies XI: Kieron Pollard (C), Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul and Obed McCoy.