England’s tour of the West Indies concludes in St. Kitts on Sunday when the teams meet in the third T20 International and the visitors are bidding to make it a clean sweep.
The opening game of the series was staged in St. Lucia and England, who are without some of their big hitters, came through with a 4 wicket win. The teams moved on to St. Kitts for the remainder of the series and on Friday England made it 2-0 after dishing out a 137 run hiding.
England batted first at this venue on Friday and they were in all sorts of trouble early doors at 29/3. Joe Root led the revival and went on to make 55 off 40 balls but it was Sam Billings who top scored with a well paced 87 off 47 deliveries and England posted 182/6.
Windies had a nightmare in their innings and they collapsed in a heap, all out for just 45 in 11.5 overs. Only 2 of their batsmen reached double figures and Chris Jordan claimed 4 of their wickets in his 2 overs at a cost of just 6 runs.
England hit 5 maximums to Windies 1 and Billings was named Man of the Match.
This was how the teams lined up on Friday in the second T20.
WIndies: Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Obed McCoy, Divendra Bishoo
England: Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, David Willey,
Head to Head
Overall the teams have met 17 times in this format with WIndies winning 11 and England 6.
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With this been the final game of the tour England will probably give game time to those who haven’t featured in the first 2 matches. The wicket at Warner Park was nothing like as bad as Windies made it look on Friday but Jordan was a real handful and could go in again as top England bowler. Look out for his price when that market becomes available.
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