England vs West Indies | England suffers another defeat to West Indies in the second T20 international.
West Indies defeated England by 10 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series. England is under pressure to respond in the shortened format after losing the one-day international equivalent.
However, they produced yet another indifferent performance in Grenada. Everything seemed to be going England’s way after they reduced West Indies to 54-4 in 8.2 overs, putting them firmly in control.
Adil Rashid took two of those wickets and finished with figures of 2-11, but Brandon King batted for the entire 20 overs, scoring 82 from 52 balls.
Rovman Powell also hit a sensational 50 from 28 balls, including five sixes, to help West Indies set a total of 176-7, which England should have been able to beat.
However, having lost Jos Buttler for just five runs in the early stages, they were always playing catch-up, even with contributions from Phil Salt (25) and Will Jacks (24).
Sam Curran hit an excellent 50 off 32 balls to keep the innings going, but all three fell to Alzarri Joseph, whose 3-39 proved crucial.
Before Curran’s dismissal, Harry Brook hit five off eight balls, Liam Livingston hit 17 off nine, Moeen Ali hit 22 off 13, and tail-ender Rehan Ahmed hit 10 off three deliveries.
Nonetheless, England were already too far behind to challenge the West Indies, who were aided by a stunning 1-9 off four overs from spinner Gudakesh Motie when England were looking to let loose with the bat.
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