Business Standard

T20 WC, ENG vs WI Highlights: Eng posts an easy victory, win by 6 wickets

Put to bat first, West Indies were all out for 55 runs in just 14.2 overs against England

ICC T20 World Cup, England vs West Indies

In Match 2 of Super 12 stage of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021, England beat defending champions West Indies by six wickets at Dubai International Stadium today. 

It was expected to be an exciting battle between the West Indies' flair and a capable England attack but was reduced to a no-contest following a horrendous batting display by the defending champions, who were skittled out for just 55 runs in inside 15 overs.

The West Indies batters only looked for big shots and that became their undoing as they seemed to have forgotten that rotating the strike was important when boundaries were difficult to come by.

England bowlers were persistent with their line and length and were rewarded as West Indies managed their second lowest T20 total after 45 they made against the same opponents in 2019.

Check T20 World Cup full schedule here

It was also the third lowest total in T20 World Cup behind 39 and 44 (both by Netherlands).

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

Jason Roy (11), Jonny Bairstow (9), Moeen Ali (3) and Liam Livingstone (1) struggled to adjust to the slowness of the wicket that had made stroke making quite difficult.
Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (2/24) made a good impression with his quick balls and excellent 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 difference if net-run-rate comes into play at the later stage of the tournament.

Earlier, Rashid gave away just two runs in the 14 balls he bowled and wiped off 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 splendid manner, bowling as many as 18 dot balls in his four overs while conceding just 17 runs.

West Indies batters kept looking for boundaries 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 involved in a terrific battle 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 got rid of Evin Lewis (6) while Tymal Mills saw the back of dangerous Gayle, who hit three shots to the fence but could not execute the big shot off the pacer.

But none, including skipper Kieron Pollard showed patience that was required to stay on the dry wicket that was offering some assistance to the spinners.

Brief Scores:

West Indies: 55 all out in 14.2 overs (Chris Gayle 13; Adil Rashid 4/2).

England: 56 for 4 in 8.2 overs (Jos Buttler 24 not out, Akeal Hosein 2/24).

ENG vs WI Playing XIs:
 
England: Jos Buttler(w), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills
 
West Indies: Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul

England vs West Indies scorecard


10:04 PM

England wins it!

9:55 PM

T20 WC, ENG vs WI Live score after 8.2 over | ENG 56-4

 
Kieron Pollard, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 4 4
 
Ball 2: FOUR! Pulled away by Butller and there are the winning runs!
 
Ball 1: Pollard to Buttler, 2 runs to deep backward point as Morgan finds a gap
9:52 PM

T20 WC, ENG vs WI Live score after 8 over | ENG 50-4

 
Over Summary: 1 1 1 4 0 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: FOUR! Morgan pulls it to deep mid-wicket
 
Ball 3: Buttler picks one
 
Ball 2: Morgan picks one
 
Ball 1: Obed McCoy to Buttler, single to 3rd man
9:47 PM

T20 WC, ENG vs WI Live score after 7 over | ENG 43-4

 
Over Summary: W 1 1 1 1 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: Buttler picks one
 
Ball 4: Single for Morgan
 
Ball 3: Buttler picks one
 
Ball 2: Hosein to Morgan, single
 
Ball 1: OUT! Akeal Hosein to Livingstone, Caught&Bowled yet again and what a catch by Hosein! Brilliantly taken, the bowler literally flew for a whiile to take it. 
9:38 PM

T20 WC, ENG vs WI Live score after 6 over | ENG 39-2

 
Obed McCoy, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 2 W 0 N 1 1 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: Just a single off the free hit
 
Ball 4: NO BALL
 
Ball 3: Obed McCoy to Buttler, no run
 
Ball 2: OUT! Mix-up as Moeen runs for a single but Buttler declined, Moeen runs toweards non-striker's end but couldn't reach on time
 
Ball 1: Obed McCoy to Buttler, 2 runs
9:31 PM

T20 WC, ENG vs WI Live score after 5 over | ENG 34-2

 
Hosein continues
 
Over Summary: W 0 0 2 1 1
 
Ball 6: Buttler picks one
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: Moeen picks two runs to fine-leg
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: Hosein to Moeen Ali, no run
 
Ball 1: OUT! Hosein to Bairstow, Caught&Bowled, England loses 2nd wickets! Bairstow hits it straight but the bowler takes it easily. 
9:25 PM

T20 WC, ENG vs WI Live score after 4 over | ENG 30-1

 
Rampaul continues
 
Over Summary: W 0 0 4 4 1
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: FOUR! Width and Bairstow cuts it to backward point
 
Ball 4: FOUR! Sheer Placement and Bairstow gets a boundary off it to long-on
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: Rampaul to Bairstow, no run
 
Ball 1: OUT! Rampaul to Roy, Caught by Gayle!! Just a flick from Roy but Gayle was at the right place and at the right time
9:19 PM

T20 WC, ENG vs WI Live score after 3 over | ENG 21-0

 
Hosein continues
 
Over Summary: 6 1 1 1 1 1
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: Roy picks one
 
Ball 3: Buttler picks one
 
Ball 2: Single to long-off
 
Ball 1: Akeal Hosein to Roy, SIX, Inside out shot to deep extra cover on a tossed up delivery
9:14 PM

T20 WC, ENG vs WI Live score after 2 over | ENG 10-0

 
 
Ravi Rampaul, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
 
Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 4 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: FOUR! Buttler finds a gap in thebackward point
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: Roy picks one
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Rampaul to Roy, no run
9:10 PM

T20 WC, ENG vs WI Live score after 1 over | ENG 5-0

 
Akeal Hosein opens the bowling attack
 
Over Summary: 0 1 0 4 0 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: FOUR! driven by Buttler for a boundary
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: Akeal Hosein to Roy, no run
8:48 PM

Innings break

England need 56 runs to win in 20 overs!
8:46 PM

T20 WC, ENG vs WI Live score after 14.2 overs | WI 55-10

 
 
Over Summary: O W
 
 
Ball 2: BOWLED! Last wicket falls and that's a fourth wicket for Rashid!
 
Ball 1: Adil Rashid to Rampaul, no run
 
8:43 PM

T20 WC, ENG vs WI Live score after 14 overs | WI 55-9

 
Over Summary: 1 2 0 1 0 1
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Single for Hosein
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: Hosein hits it into the covers for two
 
Ball 1: Mills to Rampaul, 1 run, to third man
 
8:39 PM

T20 WC, ENG vs WI Live score after 13 overs | WI 50-9

 
Rashid back into the attack
 
Over Summary: W W 0 0 1 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: Rampaul picks one
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: Rashid to Rampaul, no run! That was close! 
 
Ball 2: Rashid to Obed McCoy, OUT! Another ball, another wicket for RASHID, Mc Coy slams it in the air and Roy takes it
 
Ball 1: OUT! Pollard slams the ball to long on but finds a man in the deep. 
 
8:32 PM

T20 WC, ENG vs WI Live score after 12 overs | WI 49-7

 
Mills back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 0 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Pollard picks one to square leg
 
Ball 3: Single for Hosein
 
Ball 2: Pollard  picks one
 
Ball 1: Mills to Hosein, 1 run
 

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Oct 23 2021 | 5:22 PM IST

Explore News