The England Cricket Team lost the 2nd T20 match against West Indies by 5 wickets yesterday at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown. With that defeat, they lost the series as well. Now, they would go into the third and final match only to restore their pride.
The Caribbean team was playing without their champion mystery spinner Sunil Narine who had got injured in the first match; still they didn’t give England an inch and put up a thoroughly professional performance.
The toss was won by the English stand-in captain Eoin Morgan who decided that his team would bat first.
The left arm seamer Krishmar Santokie gave England some early blows with his variations. The leg spinner Samuel Badree provided him ample support by keeping it tight from the other end and it was because of the effort of these two that the Poms were struggling big time when the power play finished.
Although, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales did some rebuilding work, but, so much damage had been done upfront that despite their partnership, England managed to reach just over 150.
For the power packed West Indies batting line up, it was a nothing score on a flat pitch. Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle as usual started with booming hits and then later on, the calm heads of Samuels and Simmons took over.
West Indies was still in trouble though at the end after losing some quick wickets, but, Darren Sammy who is renowned for finishing games did his job to perfection and by hitting 3 sixes and a couple of boundaries, he saw his team home.
The man of the match award went to Santokie who made a significant impact in the match with the ball. He managed to dismiss 4 English batsmen.