West Indies vs. England, 2nd T20I: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistMarch 11, 2014

Darren Sammy saw the West Indies to victory in their second Twenty20 international against England in Barbados to hand his side a 2-0 series victory with one more to play.

Given 152 to chase, the home side looked as though they might cruise to victory, but clever bowling from Tim Bresnan, James Tredwell and Ravi Bopara slowed down their progress.

However, they could not contend with a mighty finish from Sammy, and England will head in to next week's World Twenty20 with questions to be answered.

Read on for a full report and scorecard of Tuesday's match.

West Indies vs. England, 2nd T20I Scorecard
England Innings
BatsmanDismissalBowlerRunsBalls
Lumblbwb Santokie44
Halesc Simmonsb Bravo4036
Alilbwb Santokie57
Morganc Simmonsb Badree37
Buttlerc Sammyb Santokie6743
Boparac Bravob Santokie1415
Wrightnotout75
Bresnanc Ramdinb Bravo73
Extras1b, 3lb, 1w5
Totalfor 7152(20 ovs.)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Badreee40161
Santokie40214
Samuels20170
Rampaul30300
Sammy10170
Bravo40342
Russell20130
West Indies Innings
BatsmanDismissalBowlerRunsBalls
Smithc Bresnanb Dernbach3016
Gaylebowledb Bopara3630
Samuelsc Halesb Bresnan2835
Simmonsc Buttlerb Wright1913
Russellc Halesb Bresnan24
Sammynotout309
Bravonotout86
Extras2w2
Totalfor 515518.5 ovs.
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Bresnan3.50512
Dernbach30301
Tredwell40270
Bopara40101
Parry20170
Wright20201
http://www.espncricinfo.com/west-indies-v-england-2013-14/engine/match/636537.html

 

Report

England captain Stuart Broad was out injured and Ben Stokes dropped from the side. Moeen Ali and Stephen Parry came in as replacements while Eoin Morgan took over captaincy duties.

The West Indies did not risk putting Sunil Narine in danger after he injured his knee in the first T20, bringing in Krishmar Santokie as a replacement. 

England won the toss and opted to bat first. They slumped to 26-3, losing Michael Lumb, Ali and Morgan in the first five overs.

But Ashley Giles' side rallied with the arrival of Jos Buttler at the crease. He and Alex Hales led a charmed life as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Denesh Ramdin all put down catches.

But a partnership of 76 put England back in contention before Hales finally fell to Bravo.

23-year-old Buttler continued to score at a high rate, scoring 67 from 43 balls before eventually skying an edge to Darren Sammy at deep point.

Luke Wright and Tim Bresnan took England to a working total of 152-7 off the 20 overs.

In response, Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle started at a blistering rate reaching 48 from just 26 balls before Smith holed out to Bresnan.

Gayle went to the bowling of Ravi Bopara in the 11th over, finally succumbing to a clever slower ball. 

England then turned the screw and looked as though they might have enough to level the series as the West Indies' scoring rate slowed.

However, they had reckoned without Sammy. A stunning 30 runs from just nine balls saw England beaten with seven balls remaining.

The likes of Sammy and Gayle give the West Indies a genuine chance going into next week's tournament in Bangladesh. 

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