West Indies vs England: Chris Jordan's four-wicket haul helps guests bowl Windies out for 45 as guests win second T20I by 137 runs

BasseterreSaint Kitts and Nevis: West Indies have been dismissed for the second lowest ever T20 worldwide whole of simply 45 as England swept to a 137-win on Friday.

Chasing 183 to win, the world champion West Indies simply prevented the bottom ever whole of 39 made by non-Test Netherlands towards Sri Lanka in 2014.

Chris Jordan (L) was at his rattled the Windies center order along with his sharp fast-bowling abilities. AFP

Chris Jordan wrecked the West Indies top-order batting as England accomplished a crushing, series-clinching victory at Warner Park.

After Sam Billings engineered a wonderful restoration with 87 to raise the vacationers to 182 for six, Jordan was virtually unplayable in taking 4 wickets for six runs off three overs with the house aspect crashing in simply 11.5 overs.

For England this was their largest margin of victory, when it comes to runs, in T20s and provides them the sequence 2-Zero with the ultimate match of the tour arising on Sunday on the identical venue.

David Willey, who partnered the rampant Billings in including 68 runs for the sixth wicket after England have been put in, began the rout of the Caribbean staff with the important wicket of Chris Gayle earlier than including opening associate Shai Hope two balls later.

Jordan then accelerated the slide in disposing of Darren Bravo and captain Jason Holder off successive deliveries earlier than including the scalps of Nicholas Pooran and Fabien Allen.

He was nonetheless disadvantaged of the prospect of a five-wicket haul as his skipper, Eoin Morgan, allowed Adil Rashid and Liam Plunkett to complete off the match, the leg-spinner and fast-medium bowler taking two wickets every.

Earlier Billings made essentially the most of being dropped on 14 by debutant pacer Obed McCoy on the long-on boundary in ending with a T20I career-best of 87 off 47 balls with three sixes and ten fours to take the person of the match award.

“It was a nice situation where I could give myself some time, then cash in at the end,” he mentioned in describing the innings and the scenario he and Joe Root discovered themselves in with the early lack of wickets.

“There’s been lots to play for as a team and as individuals going into a World Cup year.”

Billings placed on 82 for the fifth wicket with Root (55) after the guests had slipped to 32 for 4 within the sixth over following the choice by Holder to place them in.

“We’ve got to get ourselves attuned to the T20 game,” mentioned Holder in acknowledging that the squad chosen for these matches was retained from the ODI sequence which completed 2-2 per week earlier.

“There’s still pride to play for. The purpose of keeping the squad together was to build towards the World Cup.”

Left-arm spinner Allen snared the wickets of Alex Hales and Joe Denly to complete with the most effective figures of two for 29. He additionally effected the run out of Root simply because the partnership with Billings was threatening to speed up.

Billings fell to the final ball of the innings, caught behind off McCoy, however not earlier than he had taken 22 runs off the primary 5 deliveries of the over.


Published Date: March 09, 2019

| Updated Date: March 09, 2019


Updated Date: Mar 09, 2019 09:08:01 IST