ENGLAND TOUR OF WEST INDIES, 2019
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Jordan picked 4 wickets inside eight balls to interrupt the again of the chase. © AFP
Windies collapsed to 45 all out within the second T20I in St Kitts, the second lowest whole within the format, handy England their greatest T20I win by 137 runs and resultantly the sequence with an unassailable 2-Zero lead. Behind England’s win have been main contributions from Sam Billings, who scored 87 off 47 balls, and Chris Jordan, who stood out with figures of 2-Zero-6-Four.
Chasing 183, Windies have been stuttered by David Willey’s double strike very early on, when Chris Gayle and Shai Hope fell in an area of three balls in the identical over. That adopted one other two-wicket over, when Jordan accounted for Darren Bravo and Jason Holder, the captain, off consecutive deliveries to depart the Windies reeling at 14 for Four inside 4 overs.
Jordan, picked two extra wickets in his subsequent over, sending Nicholas Pooran and Fabian Allen again to the pavilion this time. It meant that the bowler, largely ignored from England’s ODI set-up, had picked 4 wickets in an area of eight balls, now having timed two back-to-back Twenty20 performances earlier than the ODI World Cup.
At 22 for six on the finish of the powerplay, the chase seemed a misplaced trigger. So ruthless have been England that Jordan wasn’t even wanted after his two-over burst. Adil Rashid and Liam Plunkett shared the remaining 4 wickets to skittle out Windies in solely 11.5 overs.
It hadn’t began too nicely for England both. They have been 32 for Four contained in the powerplay, with Allen accounting for Alex Hales and Joe Denly. That was when Billings and Root got here collectively for an 82-run stand. Billings registered his highest rating within the format, hitting 10 fours and three sixes en path to it whereas Root scored his first worldwide half-century in three years.
Billings was out off the final ball of the innings, after having placed on a quick-fire 68-run stand for the sixth wicket with Willey. It was Billings who did many of the scoring, displaying his full array of photographs to get England to a complete that proved greater than sufficient.
Temporary Scores: England 182/6 in 20 overs (Billings 87, Root 55; Allen 2-29) beat Windies 45 in 11.5 overs (Hetmyer 10; Jordan Four-6) by 137 runs