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Windies rolled over for historic low 45

Windies rolled over for historic low 45
08 Mar
2019

West Indies crumbled to the second lowest total in Twenty20 International history and their lowest ever as England pulled off a stunning 137-run victory – their largest-ever margin of victory in the format here Tuesday.

Asked to chase a challenging 183 for victory after Sam Billings top-scored with a superb 87, West Indies were bundled out spectacularly for 45 in the 12th over, with Barbados-born seamer Chris Jordan snatching four wickets for six runs.

Shimron Hetmyer and all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, both scored 10 to be the only ones in double figures as West Indies also conceded the series, with their second successive defeat.

Seamers Liam Plunkett (2-8) and David Willey (2-18), along with leg-spinner Adil Rashid (2-12) all finished with two wickets each.

The Windies’ previous lowest in T20s was 60 against Pakistan last year, when a weakened side toured for the historic three-match series.

Scores:

ENGLAND 182 for six off 20 overs (Sam Billings 87, Joe Root 55; Fabian Allen 2-29)

WEST INDIES 45 off 11.5 overs (Chris Jordan 4-6)

CMC

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