Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SW Billings
87(47) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 17 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
2 14 4 5 5 11 22 24
JE Root
55(40) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 8 1 8 7 8 8 9

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ Jordan
O2
M0
R6
W4
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
LE Plunkett
O2.5
M0
R8
W2
Eco2.82
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.25, Interval 17.25-17.45, Second Session 17.45-19.10

Match days

08 March 2019 - day/night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Andrew Miller

7pm So, that's your lot for this evening. England have their first series win of 2019 ... which is something. Thanks for your comments, join us again on Sunday for the final act of this Caribbean Odyssey.

Eoin Morgan: "Our biggest improvement has been that we've adapted to conditions very well. Backs against the wall at 30 for 4, the partnership was outstanding, and we grabbed hold of momentum. We've got to keep on learning, we have improvements to make going into the final game in two days' time."

On the near-collision with Willey in the outfield: "We're lucky to come out unscathed, and with the catch as well."

Sam Billings is Player of the Match for his innings-saving 87. "It was a nice situation that I could give myself some time, then cash in at the end. A strong bottom hand and close your eyes! Play the field and put pressure on the bowlers by hitting 360. It came off today. It was a matter of getting a partnership together, with small boundaries, two blokes together going into the last five... There's been lots to play for as a team, and as individuals going into a World Cup year."

6.51pm Right, let's have some presentations. Here's Jason Holder. "It's one of those games, it's been our worst batting performance, but we've had more good days than England in this series [Tests and ODIs included]. The energy in the field was excellent, the last four overs we didn't execute our skills as we would have liked. We've got to get ourselves attuned to the T20 game. There's still pride to play for, the whole purpose of keeping this squad together was to build towards the World Cup."

On Nurse's injury, "he went for a scan on his finger. We'll see."

6.49pm Salim Ullah Kha: "Holder has no justification to be part of T20 squad. Brathwaite also needs a replacement. Chris Gayle deserves a better opening than SD Hope." Perhaps. But that's not really the pressing issue right now. There's a 50-over World Cup looming, and keeping the team together is probably more relevant than this slightly spurious series!

6.42pm So, England wrap up their biggest victory in T20I history, all 14 years of it. And it is largely thanks to two very fringe candidates for their World Cup permutations. Sam Billings' belligerent 87, his highest England score, rescued England from 32 for 4, then Chris Jordan, with four wickets for six runs, put the series beyond West Indies' reach. England lead 2-0, with the final match to come here on Sunday night.

Andrew: "That was almost like watching an oz batting collapse in the ashes... "

Bilal Ahmed: "David Beckham with the band and now David Willey. They might just work on Davids. I can recall Dinda from India wearing one of those yet he was always taken to the cleaners. Hence my theory on David and bands is proved"

11.5
W
Plunkett to Bishoo, OUT, flashed high and hard into the covers, Billings takes a fine catch running back, and that is emphatically that!

D Bishoo c Billings b Plunkett 8 (20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

11.4
0
Plunkett to Bishoo, no run, banged in short, well directed, as Bishoo ducks
11.3
4
Plunkett to Bishoo, FOUR runs, back of a length, slapped through mid-on! Every little helps

West Indies have avoided an all-time T20 record, but there's a full member low up for grabs ...

11.2
0
Plunkett to Bishoo, no run, fenced to the off side once more
11.1
0
Plunkett to Bishoo, no run, a full-faced punch into the covers

END OF OVER:
11 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 41/9 (142 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.72, RRR: 15.77)

  • OC McCoy1 (4b)
  • D Bishoo4 (15b)
  • AU Rashid3-0-12-2
  • LE Plunkett2-0-4-1
10.6
0
Rashid to McCoy, no run, slides off the back pad, into the hands of leg slip, but no bat on that one

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12CH GayleSD Hope
2nd1SD HopeSO Hetmyer
3rd1DM BravoSO Hetmyer
4th0JO HolderSO Hetmyer
5th6N PooranSO Hetmyer
6th2FA AllenSO Hetmyer
7th11CR BrathwaiteSO Hetmyer
8th2D BishooSO Hetmyer
9th4D BishooSS Cottrell
10th6D BishooOC McCoy