It was anticipated to be an thrilling battle between the West Indies’ aptitude and a succesful England assault however was diminished to a no-contest following a horrendous batting show by the defending champions, who have been skittled out for simply 55 runs in inside 15 overs.
The West Indies batters solely seemed for large pictures and that turned their undoing as they appeared to have forgotten that rotating the strike was vital when boundaries have been tough to return by.
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England bowlers have been persistent with their line and size and have been rewarded as West Indies managed their second-lowest T20 complete after 45 they made towards the identical opponents in 2019.
It was additionally the third-lowest complete in T20 World Cup behind 39 and 44 (each by the Netherlands).
England knocked off the required runs in 8.2 overs however not earlier than they too misplaced wickets in a cluster.
Jason Roy (11), Jonny Bairstow (9), Moeen Ali (3) and Liam Livingstone (1) struggled to regulate to the slowness of the wicket that had made stroke making fairly tough.
Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (2/24) made a very good impression along with his fast balls and wonderful fielding.
Jos Buttler (24 not out) and skipper Eoin Morgan (7 not out) noticed England by way of and ensured there was no extra drama within the contest.
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Such outcomes do make a distinction if the web run price comes into play on the later stage of the match.
Earlier, Rashid gave away simply two runs within the 14 balls he bowled and wiped off the center and decrease order, carrying ahead the nice begin Moeen had offered after Eoin Morgan invited the Caribbeans to bat.
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Moeen ended his spell in a splendid method, bowling as many as 18 dot balls in his 4 overs whereas conceding simply 17 runs.
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West Indies batters stored in search of boundaries they usually fell by the wayside one after one other.
Chris Gayle (13) was the one batter who bought to the double digits.
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Moeen was concerned in a terrific battle with the West Indies batters after he opened the assault.
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Lendl Simmons (3) and Shimron Hetmyer opened their arms towards him however the off-spinner succeeded in sending them again to the dug out.
Chris Woakes, on the opposite finish, bowled a good spell and likewise bought rid of Evin Lewis (6) whereas Tymal Mills noticed the again of harmful Gayle, who hit three pictures to the fence however couldn’t execute the massive shot off the pacer.
But none, together with skipper Kieron Pollard, confirmed persistence that was required to remain on the dry wicket that was providing some help to the spinners.