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England vs West Indies, ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Highlights: ENG brush aside defending champions WI in one-sided affair

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England vs West Indies, ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Highlights: ENG brush aside defending champions WI in one-sided affair
  • That brings us to the end of our live coverage from today's matches. Join us again tomorrow as Sri Lanka take on Bangladesh at 3:30 PM IST followed by a blockbuster encounter as India go up against Pakistan in their Super 12 match starting at 7:30 PM IST. 

  • Moeen Ali - Player of the Match: It was always nice to catch one like that, I saw CJ running and thought about leaving it to him as he's so fast and great in the field, but then it was on my side and I stuck my hands out. It gives you confidence, my first over was nice until that six, but yes it does give you confidence. It helps with so many left handers in their team, but I have been bowling alright in the nets, quite confident and as I have been playing cricket, I was not that nervous. The role in that team (CSK) is really good for me, I felt comfortable and involved with both bat and ball, it is great to be playing those big games like the semifinals and finals and then coming to the World Cup.

  • A dominant win for England but the worst possible start for the defending champions. West Indies will have to go back to the drawing board to figure out how to fix that abysmal batting performance.

    England should be pleased with their performance with the ball but still question marks linger upon their batting line-up. However, they go back with the two points and will be pleased with that in what is quite a strong group. 

  • England win by 6 wickets. 

  • Kieron Pollard comes into the attack but the game is already quite done. Buttler cuts the 1st ball through the off-side for 2 runs. He then waits back and pulls the slower delivery through square leg for FOUR to win the match for England. 

    England 56/4 after 8.2 overs.

  • FOUR! Pollard sends down a slower short ball and Buttler gets in position early to swat it through square leg for the winning runs!

  • McCoy restricts the batters to singles off the first 3 balls. He bangs the 4th ball short and Walsh dives across from square leg to get a hand on Morgan's pull shot but it escapes for FOUR. Morgan doesn't take any more chances and plays out the last two balls. 7 runs off the over. Just 6 needed from 72 balls now. 

    England 50/4 after 8 overs.

  • FOUR! Morgan goes for the pull against McCoy and almost finds Walsh who does brillianlty to get a hand to it but cannot stop the boundary. 

  • EXCELLENT CATCH from Hosein and there’s a pause in the game as the Umpires refer it to the third umpire. The soft signal is given out and the third umpire finds nothing wrong with it. Eoin Morgan walks out to bat. Both batters grab singles off the next four balls and Morgan blocks out the final delivery of the over. 4 runs and a wicket from the over. 

    England 43/4 after 7 overs.

  • WHAT. A. CATCH! Akeal Hosein saw Aiden Markram’s effort in the earlier match and decided to submit his own entry for ‘Catch of the Tournament’. Livingstone gets it off the outside of his bat and Hosein throws himself to his left and takes a brilliant one-handed catch in mid-air, even managing to hold onto the ball and stick the landing. 

    Livingstone c and b Akeal Hosein 1 (2)

  • Obed McCoy comes into the attack. Buttler stabs the 1st ball to the off-side for 2 runs. Moeen Ali gets a little impatient on the 2nd delivery as he sets off for a single and fails to make it back in time resulting in a RUN OUT. Liam Livingstone walks out to bat. McCoy oversteps on the 4th delivery resulting in a free-hit. He sends down a slower delivery for the free-hit which Buttler muscles through mid-wicket for a single. Livingstone gets off the mark with a single. 5 runs and a wicket from the over.  

    England 39/3 after 6 overs.

  • RUN OUT! Buttler taps it behind and denies the single but Moeen is halfway down the pitch when he has to turn back. Lewis gets in a strong throw and McCoy does well to gather it and shatter the stumps just before Moeen could make it in. 

    Moeen Ali run out (Lewis/Obed McCoy) 3 (4)

  • CAUGHT & BOWLED! Hosein sends down a drifter and Bairstow who was looking to drive ends up playing it with hard hands and sending a simple return catch to the bowler. Moeen Ali walks out to bat next. He blocks the next two balls then flicks the 4th delivery to the on-side for 2 runs. Both batters pick up singles off the last two balls. 4 runs and a wicket from the over. 

    England 34/2 after 5 overs.

  • Smart reaction catch from Hosein as Bairstow reaches out for the drive but cannot control the shot. Good delivery from Hosein just rushing the Englishman into the shot.

    Bairstow c and b Akeal Hosein 9 (6) 

  • Smart reaction catch from Hosein as Bairstow reaches out for the drive but cannot control the shot. Good delivery from Hosein just rushing the Englishman into the shot.

    Bairstow c and b Akeal Hosein 9 (6) 

  • WICKET off the 1st delivery for Rampaul as he sends down a slower delivery which Roy mistimes into the grateful hands of Gayle. Jonny Bairstow walks out to bat at no. 3 and blocks out the next two balls. He then gets off the mark with a powerful drive to long-off for FOUR. Bairstow follows that up with another boundary, this time slicing it past point for back-to-back FOURs. He nudges the last ball to the on-side for a single. 

    England 30/1 after 4 overs.

  • FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Bairstow as he slices the wide delivery through the vacant point region. 

  • FOUR! Bairstow gets off the mark in style with a convincing drive straight through the gap at long-off. 

  • Rampaul strikes for the Windies as Roy looks to chip the full delivery but is done in by the change of pace and finds Gayle at short mid-wicket.  

    Roy c Gayle b Rampaul 11(10)

  • Roy shows great timing as he goes low and dispatches the 1st delivery from Hosein over cover for SIX. The England openers then navigate the rest of the over expertly taking singles off the next five deliveries. 11 runs come off the over. 

    England 21/0 after 3 overs.

  • SIX! Roy gives himself some room and gets down on one knee to lift the delivery from Hosein high over cover for a maximum. 

  • Ravi Rampaul comes into the attack with one slip in place. Roy doesn’t manage to find the gaps on the first two balls. He then pushes the 3rd ball straight down the ground for a single. Buttler uses the width on offer on the 5th delivery and cuts it powerfully through cover for FOUR. 5 runs off the over. 

    England 10/0 after 2 overs.

  • FOUR! Good length outside off from Rampaul and Buttler uses the width to slash it through the off-side. 

  • Roy blocks out the 1st ball then pushes the 2nd delivery to long-on for a single. Buttler defends on the 3rd ball and then pierces the gap at cover with an excellent drive for FOUR. No runs off the last two balls as 5 come off the over. 

    England 5/0 after the first over.

  • FOUR! Full outside off and Buttler gets off the mark with a boundary through the gap at cover. 

  • Akeal Hosein will open the bowling with captain Pollard positioned at Short Leg as the Windies look set to attack which surely is the only way to defend this low total. 

  • Jason Roy and Jos Buttler walk out to the middle as Kieron Pollard can be seen trying to motivate what will be a pretty dejected squad after that batting performance. 

  • Incase you where wondering where this dismal performance by the West Indies ranks in the record books, we've got you covered. 

    Lowest totals in T20 WC fixtures: 


    39 Net v SL Chittagong 2014
    44 Net v SL Sharjah 2021
    55 WI v Eng Dubai 2021
    60 NZ v SL Chittagong 2014
    68 Ire v WI Providence 2010

  • Tymal Mills: Been a long time (away from international cricket). Great few weeks. Great training. We were confident. Feels nice to take wickets. It was tough wearing the back brace and stuff. Just got to take it day by day. I had a really good English summer, Sussex, The Hundred and I was really confident in my body which is the main thing. I think the pitch is okay, we have bowled really well. We were relentless and outstanding, aggressive with the fields. If he (Moeen) takes wickets he is the sort of bowler you would want to keep the ball in his hands.

Defending champions West Indies will take on finalists England in today’s second ICC T20 World Cup 2021 match that will be held at Dubai International Stadium. While West Indies will look to continue their domination over the English, the latter will be gearing to take on the team that broke their hearts in 2016.