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England beat West Indies by one run in 2nd T20

Update : 24 Jan 2022, 13:39

England won the second T20 against West Indies by just one run at Bridgetown on Sunday.

While batting first, England had scored 171 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs, in response to which West Indies team could score only 170 runs for the loss of 8 wickets.

The match only got so close in the last over as West Indies were at 142 for 8 at the end of 19 overs. In such a situation, 28 runs were scored in the last over and England’s breath was stopped for some time.

Saqib Mahmood was bowling for England and Aqeel Hossain was batting for West Indies. Aqeel Hossain saw the first ball wide but no run was scored on the next ball. The second valid ball was hit for a four, the third was again hit for a four. The next ball went wide again. The fourth, fifth and sixth valid balls were hit for sixes and England won by just one run. Here if another ball had gone wide or no-ball, it would have proved to be the most surprising victory in the history of T20 International cricket.

Aqeel Hussain remained unbeaten after playing a stormy innings of 44 runs in 16 balls. At the other end then stood Romea Shepherd who had scored 44 runs in 28 balls. Now this five-match T20 series has become level at 1-1. West Indies had managed to win the first match by 9. The British are on a tour of the Caribbean soil after a humiliating defeat in the recent Ashes and their first international win in a long time.

Talking about the latest match, Moeen Ali has been given the man of the match as he first scored 31 runs in 24 balls during the batting and then took 3 wickets for 24 runs in 4 overs while doing amazing in the bowling. The other spinner Adil Rashid was also very good and he also took 2 wickets for the same number of runs.

Moeen was named player of the match after also making 31 with the bat, with Jordan's 27 helping England to a competitive total.

Recalled left-arm quick Reece Topley had reduced the West Indies to six for two by having Brandon King, who made an unbeaten fifty on Saturday, lbw for a duck and running out fellow opener Shai Hope.


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