WI vs ENG, 2nd T20I, Windies v England Twenty20 Series 2019, 08 March 2019
England won by 137 runs
BALL BY BALL
Fittingly it is Billings who takes the final catch, watching it carefully over his shoulder to seal the series for the tourists. England have annihilated the Windies by 137 runs in St Kitts to seal the T20I series with a match to spare. Such a margin would have been unthinkable when the tourists were wobbling at 32/4 inside the powerplay, with Fabian Allen picking up two important early scalps. However Joe Root and Sam Billings rescued England with a partnership of 82 runs, with the latter making a career best 87 thanks to some late carnage. The hosts really lost the momentum in the second half of their fielding display as some sloppiness creeped into their game and that carried over into the batting effort. Wickets began tumbling and never stopped with Chris Jordan running through the middle order like a hot knife through butter, getting the ball to nip around at high pace. Just two men made it into double figures for the Windies, both of them making only 10, as they crumbled to the second lowest T20I score of 45 all out. The series and this long tour comes to an end on Sunday at this same venue.
11.5 - L Plunkett to D Bishoo
Back of a length, down leg side backing away pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to square leg, by Billings.
11.4 - L Plunkett to D Bishoo
Slower ball short, down leg side ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.
Defiance from Bishoo, smearing the ball through mid on with a flat-batted slap.
11.3 - L Plunkett to D Bishoo
Back of a length, down leg side backing away pulling, well timed past long on for 4 runs.
11.2 - L Plunkett to D Bishoo
Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
11.1 - L Plunkett to D Bishoo
Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
Ov 11: W 0 0 1 1 0 ( 2 Runs, 1 Wkt )
10.6 - A Rashid to O McCoy
Googly half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Billings.
10.5 - A Rashid to D Bishoo
Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Denly.
10.4 - A Rashid to O McCoy
Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.
10.3 - A Rashid to O McCoy
Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot slog sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.
10.2 - A Rashid to O McCoy
Slider length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.
Cottrell is completely bamboozled by the googly and Rashid knocks back off stump via the pad. England are on the verge of a crushing victory in St Kitts to clinch the series with a match to spare.
10.1 - A Rashid to S Cottrell
Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, hit pad to.
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