Second batting shocker sends Windies to series whitewash


BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – England needed just two hours and 23-½ overs to dispose of West Indies by eight wickets in the third Twenty20 International at Warner Park, and complete a ruthless whitewash of the World champions here Sunday.

For the second straight match, West Indies capitulated meekly, this time for 71 off 13 overs – their third lowest T20 International total – after choosing to bat first. In Friday’s second match at the venue, they perished for 45, the second lowest total in the format.

Once again, the Windies batsmen showed a lack of discipline and only four players reached double figures with opener John Campbell, captain Jason Holder and Nicholas Pooran all scoring 11, and last man Obed McCoy getting 10.

The Windies were undermined by left-arm seamer David Willey who produced career-best figures of four wickets for seven runs to claim Man-of-the-Match honours, while speedster Mark Wood claimed three for nine and leg-spinner Adil Rashid, two for 18.

England, in reply, wasted little time in reaching their target off 63 balls, with opener Jonny Bairstow blasting 37 off 31 balls, striking four boundaries and a brace of sixes.


WEST INDIES 71 off 13 overs (David Willey 4-7, Mark Wood 3-9)

ENGLAND 72 for two off 10.3 overs (Jonny Bairstow 37)


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