WI 45 (11.5ov)
ENG 182/6 (20.0ov)
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England beat West Indies by 137 runs

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  • Okay. We are leaving early. We will be back quickly too, for the third and final T20I - the last game of this long tour, on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at this same venue at 4 pm local (2000 GMT). Will the Windies be able to make a quick turnaround and avoid a whitewash? Join us to find out. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • Victorious England captain, Eoin Morgan, is pretty satisfied with the win. Is happy with the fact that England adapted to the conditions pretty well, especially with their backs against the wall. Praises the Root-Billings partnership and goes further in beautifying Billings' knock. Admits that the collision between himself and Curran was because there was no calling but even if there was, Morgan reckons that it would not have mattered as there was too much wind blowing across. On the plans for the final T20I, Eoin aims to keep improving. Bluntly says that he is not happy with this game's Powerplay total for England, citing that they lost too many wickets.
  • SAM BILLINGS HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH FOR HIS BREATHTAKING 87. Billings says that it was a nice situation where he could give himself some time and form a partnership with Joe Root. On his slogs through the leg side from wide outside off, Billings laughs it off, saying that he has a strong bottom hand but feels that these days, every batsman needs to bat 360 degrees. On the discussion with Root after the early collapse, Billings says that the aim was to get into the final 5 overs without losing any more wicket. Adds that with the ball, the visitors were targetting early wickets. On the final T20I, Sam looks at that game as a massive opportunity for the World Cup hopefuls.
  • Windies skipper, Jason Holder, is visibly distraught. Bravely says that it is one of those games which cannot provide any explanation. Puts it down to the tiredness during a long tour and wants to brush this aside and quickly regroup. Feels that this game witnessed their best fielding performance throughout the tour but the death overs' bowling let the team down. On his captaincy stint in the T20Is, Holder admits that it is different and challenging but there are small things those need to be corrected, which would be aimed to be done in the third T20I, before heading into the World Cup. Feels sorry for debutant Obed McCoy but reckons that overall, everyone bowled well and the energy levels were high but the batting let them down. On Ashley Nurse's injury status, Jason says that he is not too sure right now.
  • It was the Chris Jordan show yet again. His figures of 2-0-6-4 were enough to provide a catastrophic effect with the scalps of Bravo, Holder, Pooran and Allen. The others barely got to showcase their skills. Who is your Man Of The Match? Sam Billings? Chris Jordan? Joe Root? Stay tuned for the presentation...
  • A shocker of a match for the home side. Had England tottering at 32/4 but that was it. They let it slip from there and perhaps they were having their feet on banana peels. Kept on slipping and never recovered. 25/6 in the Powerplay, 45 all out, just avoiding the lowest ever T20I total of 39. Only two batsmen managed to reach double figures.
  • All over. In the blink of an eye. Billings and Root played a combined 87 balls. The entire Windies team has lasted just 71 deliveries.
  • 11.5LPlunkett to DBishoo

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    OUT! It is all over here, done in a flash! 45 all out! ENGLAND WIN BY 137 RUNS and have gained an unassailable 2-0 lead in the T20I series. A length ball on top of off stump, Bishoo looked to clear his leg and hit the ball over mid-wicket but the ball goes straight up in the air. Billings, at mid-wicket runs back and completes a good catch. Fitting that he takes that too! What a demolition job this has been! Spectacular for the visitors, not so much for the hosts.
  • 11.4LPlunkett to DBishoo

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    Bouncer! Typical response from a fast bowler. DB ducks under it and lets it go.
  • 11.3LPlunkett to DBishoo

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    FOUR! Shot! Absolutely flat-batted back down the ground to long on. A shorter length ball outside off, Bishoo clears his front leg and smashes it right through mid on for a boundary. The bowler is not impressed and has a few words to say to the batsman.
  • 11.2LPlunkett to DBishoo

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    Slightly fuller this time outside off, Bishoo mistimes this slightly uppishly towards cover but the ball lands well short.
  • 11.1LPlunkett to DBishoo

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    Short of a length outside off, a solid punch by Bishoo towards cover.
  • 10.6ARashid to OMcCoy

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    Floated one on leg, McCoy tries sweeping but misses. It takes the pads and goes to leg slip. They appeal but to no avail.
  • 10.5ARashid to DBishoo

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    Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 10.4ARashid to OMcCoy

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    In the air... JUST SAFE! Another googly, landing full on middle, McCoy tries heaving it over the leg side but it takes the leading edge and falls wide of long off. A single taken.
  • 10.3ARashid to OMcCoy

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    A sharp googly, landing on off and turning away, McCoy tries slogging and misses.
  • 10.2ARashid to OMcCoy

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    Skidding away from around off, McCoy pushes inside the line and misses.
  • Obed McCoy is the only man left...
  • 10.1ARashid to SCottrell

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    OUT! Bowled 'em! A well-disguised googly by Rashid. He drops it full around off, Cottrell has no idea about it, plays all around it as he tries to defend. It brushes his pads before going on to shatter the stumps. Windies in serious danger of getting their worst T20I score, 21 runs away.
  • 9.6LPlunkett to DBishoo

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    A length ball outside off, Bishoo stands tall and punches it to cover.
  • 9.5LPlunkett to SCottrell

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    Bouncer! At the batsman's chest. Cottrell tries to fend it off but takes his eyes off the ball. The ball goes off the glove and towards the left of the keeper. The batsmen run for a quick single and Bairstow throws at the bowler's end. Jordan backing up, looks to have got hurt on the shoulder. With this run, the lowest total of T20Is has been equalled.
  • 9.4LPlunkett to DBishoo

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    Shorter length once more, Bishoo manages to work it on the leg side for a single.
  • 9.3LPlunkett to DBishoo

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    Kept out off the back foot towards mid-wicket on a short length.
  • 9.2LPlunkett to DBishoo

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    Bumper on middle, Devendra ducks under the ball and lets it go.
  • 9.1LPlunkett to DBishoo

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    Good delivery! On a length outside off, Bishoo looks to cut it without foot movement but fails to put bat on ball.
  • 8.6ARashid to DBishoo

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    Goes down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a run.
  • 8.5ARashid to DBishoo

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    A googly landing full on middle, Bishoo tries flicking but gets a leading edge on the off side.
  • 8.4ARashid to DBishoo

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    Too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact.
  • 8.3ARashid to DBishoo

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    Leans forward to defend and keeps it out from the outer half of his bat to point.
  • 8.2ARashid to SCottrell

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    Knocks a full ball down through mid on for a run.
  • 8.1ARashid to SCottrell

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    Flatter delivery on the leg stump line, Cottrell plays it off his pads to mid-wicket.
  • 7.6LPlunkett to DBishoo

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    Solid defense! Probably the best we have seen all evening. Shorter length ball on middle, Bishoo defends this on the back foot.
  • Sheldon Cottrell is in next to face the music.
  • 7.5LPlunkett to SHetmyer

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    OUT! Taken in the fourth attempt! Hetmyer goes now! 35/8, would you believe it? A shorter length ball on the leg stump line, pacy and gets big on Hetmyer. He looked to clear his front leg and smash this over deep mid-wicket. The ball goes high off the top edge and towards deep square leg. David Willey comes in a bit and settles under the ball to take it. The ball pops out on the first attempt as Willey loses balance, then pops out on the second and third attempt as well. It finally remains in the grasp as David keeps the ball firmly stuck to his body. Has a smile after getting up, knowing he almost messed that one. 2 wickets more now!
  • 7.4LPlunkett to DBishoo

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    Hurls it at the pads this time, Bishoo works it to deep square leg for a run.
  • 7.3LPlunkett to DBishoo

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    Almost another one! A length ball outside off, Bishoo looked to put bat on ball but it goes past the outside edge.
  • 7.2LPlunkett to DBishoo

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    Kept out watchfully off a length on top of off stump.
  • 7.1LPlunkett to SHetmyer

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    On the pads, worked away to deep square leg for a single.
  • Liam Plunkett is into the attack.
  • 6.6ARashid to DBishoo

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    Patted towards point to end a successful first over for Rashid.
  • Windies are really staring down the barrel here. They are looking down to one of their worst batting efforts currently.
  • Devendra Bishoo walks in next.
  • 6.5ARashid to CBrathwaite

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    OUT! Gone next ball after hitting a six! A flatter one on the pads, Braithwaite goes for the slog sweep but loses his balance in the process. The ball flies off his bat but only straight to Willey at deep mid-wicket who did not have to move an inch! This is implosion! England need 3 more wickets to win!
  • 6.4ARashid to CBrathwaite

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    SIX! Huge! Catch it was the call but it will have to be taken in the crowd. A flighted ball on middle, Braithwaite swings and connects. The ball goes way over the rope at long on. Windies continuing to attack.
  • 6.3ARashid to SHetmyer

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    A slog sweep from Shimron to this ball on the pads, Plunkett in the deep almost overruns that ball but then puts out his left hand to stop that ball. Keeps it down to a single.

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