The home team’s captain Kieron Pollard has lost the toss and they batted first. West Indians batted so beautifully and scored 224 runs in their innings by using complete twenty overs. They have lost five wickets scoring that target. The opener of the team Brandon King scored just ten runs off ten deliveries and out. The wicket-keeper Shai Hope’s wicket fell when he was on just four. Nicholas Pooran showed his class by scoring 70 runs off 43 deliveries. Rovman Powell smoked English bowlers all around the park by smashing ten 6s in his brilliant innings.
He scored 107 runs off just 53 balls he faced. Moeen Ali has not taken any wicket, the rest of the England bowlers took one wicket each. In reply, the visitors scored 204 runs with nine wickets down. Jason Roy scored 19 runs, Tom Banton † was the top runs scorer from his team by scoring 73 runs off 39 deliveries. Moeen Ali (c) has gone with suck. Phil Salt added 57 runs to his team’s scoreboard. Romario Shepherd dismissed three English Batsmen, Kieron Pollard took two wickets, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, and Akeal Hosein took one wicket each.
West Indies vs England Highlights today, 3rd T20I (D/N), Wednesday 26-1-2022 – England tour of West Indies from Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
England win the toss and bowl.
West Indies team: 1 Shai Hope (wk), 2 Brandon King, 3 Nicholas Pooran, 4 Darren Bravo, 5 Kieron Pollard (capt), 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Fabian Allen, 9 Romario Shepherd, 10 Akeal Hosein, 11 Sheldon Cottrell.
England team: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Tom Banton, 3 James Vince, 4 Liam Livingstone, 5 Moeen Ali (capt), 6 Harry Brook, 7 Phil Salt, 8 George Garton, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Tymal Mills, 11 Reece Topley.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
West Indies: LWLLL
Match Timings: 20:00 GMT | 16:00 Local
Umpires – Gregory Brathwaite, Leslie Reifer
TV Umpires – Nigel Duguid
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Patrick Gustard
Match number – T20I no. 1455
Post Match presentation.
Rovman Powell is the player of the match: “I knew last night I was the one to split the left-handers,” he says. “Overall improvements… I can strike the ball good ball but have a little problem with wrist spin, I’ve worked on opening up the offside. Rashid is the most threatening of the bowlers, so get 20-30 off him and limit the wickets. There’s a big side and a short side, so we didn’t want two right-handers at the crease. Communicating and sharing the workload was key today. Everything came out of the middle today.” And to his credit, he knows the other two Windies T20 century-makers, Universe Boss and Evin Lewis.
Moeen Ali: “We were done a little bit with Morgs going down and playing three debutants but they played really well. A fantastic partnership took the game away from us but proud of the way the boys batted at the end. We’ve got guys putting their hands up, Bants was outstanding today, great for his confidence going forward. We are confident in our side and we said from the start it would be a brilliant series.”
Kieron Pollard: “Kudos to Rovman, he came in and took his chance. We had a good discussion today about our batting and what we wanted to do. Nicholas getting the opportunity to bat at 3, and the deeper he bats, the more dangerous he gets. Versatility in our team, sometimes takes the ego out of it, kudos to the players. Using the dimensions of the ground, in the last couple of the games, I’ve bowled four overs, using the experience I have. If it’s necessary I will do it for the team. It was a complete game today and I’m happy for the guys. The challenge is coming back again, we want to replicate that performance, but a longer time to enjoy the victory, so a chance to rejig and improve.”