King leads West Indies to T20 victory over England-ZoomTech News

King leads West Indies to T20 victory over England-ZoomTech News

Brandon King hit eight fours and 5 sixes in his 52-ball knock
Second T20, Grenada
West Indies 176-7 (20 overs): King 82* (52), Powell 50 (28); Rashid 2-11
England 166-7 (20 overs): Curran 50 (32); Joseph 3-39
West Indies received by 10 runs

Brandon King hit an unbeaten 82 as West Indies beat England by 10 runs within the second T20 in Grenada to go 2-0 up within the five-match collection.

The Jamaican opener placed on an 80-run partnership with captain Rovman Powell after the hosts slipped to 54-4 within the ninth over.

Sam Curran endured a torrid sixteenth over by the hands of Powell, conceding 30 runs together with 4 sixes, earlier than dismissing the 30-year-old together with his closing supply.

However King carried on the cost, putting Rehan Ahmed’s subsequent over for 18, because the West Indies completed on 176-7.

England captain Jos Buttler fell tamely within the third over of their chase, caught within the covers off the bowling of Akeal Hosein.

His aspect fell behind the speed and misplaced wickets at regular intervals, with the subsequent six batters all caught within the deep as they sought to imitate the boundary-heavy West Indies innings.

Curran, promoted up the order to quantity 4, provided some resistance as he hit his maiden T20 worldwide fifty, however was out subsequent ball to Alzarri Joseph, who took 3-39, leaving the remainder with an excessive amount of to do.

The groups stay in Grenada for the third T20 on Saturday.

England outclassed by highly effective Windies

After a subpar efficiency within the opening match of the collection in Barbados, England appeared to have justified their resolution to bowl when the hosts misplaced 4 wickets for 11 runs within the area of three overs.

Chris Woakes dismissed the harmful Kyle Mayers earlier than Buttler launched 5 profitable overs of leg-spin after the powerplay, with Adil Rashid choosing up two wickets and Ahmed one.

Rashid, who took a wonderful 2-11, completed his spell within the fifteenth over, with King and Powell accelerating after his exit from the assault, smashing the subsequent 12 balls for 48.

Powell began Curran’s second over on 22 however had raced to fifty by the fifth supply, earlier than holing out to Harry Brook at long-on.

Tymal Mills took two wickets with the final two balls of the innings however the harm was executed.

West Indies struck 27 boundaries, together with 14 sixes, from their 20 overs, however England have been unable to repeat their type, choosing out fielders on the ropes as a substitute.

Liam Livingstone scored 17, hammering 15 runs from the twelfth over, however was caught by Powell at long-on the subsequent time he confronted, whereas Curran sliced to Hosein at level straight after reaching his half-century.

The vacationers additionally obtained significantly slowed down in opposition to gradual left-armer Gudakesh Motie, who conceded simply 9 runs for one wicket from his 4 overs.

England now must win three consecutive matches if they’re to win the collection, a tall activity given the present type of either side.

‘Everybody’s taking part in with confidence’ – response

Participant of the match, West Indies batter Brandon King: “It was vital, having misplaced so many early wickets, that I stayed as deep as attainable into the innings.

“We’re taking part in properly and everybody’s taking part in with confidence.”

England captain Jos Buttler: “”It was a number of many runs greater than we may have restricted them to.

“They’d a few huge overs on the again finish which pushed the rating up, however solely dropping by 10 – there are many methods we are able to discover these 10 runs.”

West Indies captain Rovman Powell: “The way in which we managed to come back again from 54-4 was actually pleasing.

“I attempt to lead from the entrance, placing the extra accountability on myself to do properly.”

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