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England crush Windies to win T20 series

The West Indies' lowest ever T20 score saw them slump to an embarrassing 137 run defeat to England in their second encounter at Warner Park in St Kitts on Friday to give the visitors the series win. Set 183 to win, the Windies were bowled out for a mere 45, the second lowest total in international cricket behind the Netherlands' 39 against Sri Lanka in 2014.

England's Chris Jordan led the onslaught on the Caribbean batsmen with 4-6 off his two overs. Shimron Hetmyer and Carlos Brathwaite were the only West Indian batsmen to reach double figures with 10 runs apiece. Chris Gayle fell for 5 while Nicholas Pooran who made a half century in the first match, could only score 1.

Earlier, England who were sent to bat, posted 182-6, led by Sam Billings who made 87 which included 10 fours and 3 sixes. Billings received support from Joe Root who made 55. The pair shared in an 82 run partnership after England were struggling at 32-4. Jamaican Fabian Allen took 2-29 for the Caribbean men while another Jamaican, Sheldon Cottrell claimed 1-28. 

Debutant Obed McCoy and Carlos Brathwaite had a wicket each. The result gives England an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match series with the final encounter set for Sunday also at Warner Park. 

 

 



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