Windies vs England 2019: 2nd T20I – Sam Billings, Chris Jordan Take Visitors to Big Win
England won the second St Kitts T20I against the Windies by an unprecedented margin of 137 runs on Friday. It was a dominating performance from the visitors as the hosts were skittled out for 45 runs, which is the second lowest score in T20I version. In fact, it is the lowest score by any Test playing nation. Thus, England has taken an impregnable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series.
England right-handed batsman Sam Billings powered the tourists to a par score of 182 after he scored a fine knock of 87 off just 47 balls. Chris Jordan scalped four wickets for six runs.
Man of the match
Sam Billings was awarded the Man of the match for scoring quickfire knock of 87 runs. The right-hander pummeled 10 fours and three sixes in his blistering knock.
Turning Point of the Match:
Sam Billings was at his best to give the finishing touches to the England innings. However, the Windies kept losing their wickets at regular intervals.
Windies vs England 2019: Windies Innings:
Windies got off to worse possible start as they lost their in-form batsman Chris Gayle in the third over. Gayle could only score five runs. The hosts could never get going as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Shimron Hetmyer and Carlos Brathwaite scored 10 runs each, which was the highest score for Windies.
The England bowlers were right on the money as David Willey, Liam Plunkett and Adil Rashid scalped two wickets each. Furthermore, Chris Jordan was the chief destroyer of the Windies innings as he took four wickets and conceded only six runs in his two overs.
Windies vs England 2019: England Innings:
England also didn’t get off to an ideal start after Jason Holder won the toss and elected to bowl first. The tourists lost four early wickets for 32 runs and needed a big partnership. Joe Root timed the ball to perfection as the right-hander scored 55 runs off 40 balls with the help of seven fours.
Billings played a blistering knock as the right-hander was able to hit the ground running. The right-hander played at the top of his game as the Windies bowlers was taken to cleaners.