T20 World Cup 2021: Twitter Stunned As Defending Champions West Indies Get Crushed By England
T20 World Cup 2021: Twitter Stunned As Defending Champions West Indies Get Crushed By England

The T20 World Cup defending champions, West Indies, were in for a rude awakening when they faced off against 2016 T20 World Cup finalists, England. Eoin Morgan’s men pummelled the Windies into submission, dominating the game right from the get-go on a hot night in Dubai.

Batting first, the West Indies were rocked back owing to wickets falling at regular intervals. It was a match where everything went right captain, Morgan, as every bowling change he introduced produced a wicket. Early on, it was Chris Woakes sending Evin Lewis back.

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England. (Image-Twitter)

Moeen Ali, who bowled a four-over spell right from the start, enticed Lendl Simmons and Shimron Hetmyer into false shots. The returning Tymal Mills then scalped the wickets of Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran. The latter’s abysmal form continued as he went after scoring just one run off the nine deliveries faced.

Gayle was also the only one who managed to get into double figures for the Windies. The biggest damage was inflicted by Adil Rashid. Coming on to bowl in the eleventh over, Rashid castled the dangerous Andre Russell back with his very first delivery.

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Adil Rashid celebrating with the team. (Image: T20 World Cup / Twitter)

He continued to steal the limelight with a double-wicket second over. Finally, it was Rashid himself who fittingly ended the innings by knocking over Ravi Rampaul, to register figures of 4/2 in 2.2 overs and with the West Indies being skittled out for a paltry 55, their lowest score ever in T20 World Cups.

The chase was a formality for England, although it wasn’t without a few hiccups on the way. Jos Buttler finished the match off to win their first Super 12 game with six wickets and 70 balls to spare. It’s the perfect start that the Englishmen could have hoped for in their quest to win their second T20 World Cup trophy.

Twitter’s reactions to England’s stomping win over West Indies:

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