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England thrash Windies in low-scoring affair

  • Published at 10:48 pm October 23rd, 2021
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The West Indies' Ravi Rampaul is cleaned up during their T20 World Cup Super 12 clash against England in Dubai Saturday Reuters

England avenged their defeat to the Windies in the 2016 T20 World Cup final

England thumped the West Indies by six wickets in a low-scoring Super 12 affair in the T20 World Cup in Dubai Saturday.

Chasing the paltry 56 for victory, England reached their destination in 8.2 overs and avenged their defeat to the Windies in the 2016 T20 World Cup final.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler top-scored for England with an unbeaten 24, while opener Jason Roy made 11.

Earlier, Adil Rashid took four wickets in a sensational England bowling display as defending champions West Indies were dismissed for a paltry 55.

The two sides met in the tournament five years after their clash in the 2016 final when Carlos Brathwaite hit Ben Stokes for four straight sixes in the last over.

But England fired a warning to their rivals in Dubai, beginning the Super 12 stage by bowling out their opponents in 14.2 overs.

Moeen Ali opened the bowling with his off-spin and made an instant impact, first with a sharp running catch to remove Evin Lewis.

He then got the wicket of Lendl Simmons.

Chis Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer tried to hit back with boundaries but Moeen struck again. 

Pace bowler Tymal Mills claimed two wickets including Gayle, the only batsman to make double figure with his 13, as the West Indies crumbled in a poor batting performance from the two-time champions.

Rashid entered the attack with the West Indies on 44/6 and bowled the big-hitting Andre Russell for nought.

He took two more wickets in successive balls in his next over and then wrapped up the innings.

He returned outstanding figure of 4/2 from his 2.2 overs of leg-spin.

The West Indies though avoided their worst T20 total of 45 against the same opposition in 2019.

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