WI vs ENG: England settled scores with West Indies, defeated by 6 wickets in second ODI

WI vs ENG 2nd ODI: England defeated West Indies by 6 wickets to level the three-match ODI series 1-1. West Indies had defeated the English team by four wickets in the first ODI.

Dec 7, 2023 - 10:33
WI vs ENG: England settled scores with West Indies, defeated by 6 wickets in second ODI

A three-match ODI series is being played between England and host West Indies. In the first match of the series, West Indies defeated England by 4 wickets. At the same time, in the second match played in Antigua, England settled the score by defeating West Indies by 6 wickets. In this match played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, England won the toss and invited West Indies to bat first and restricted West Indies to just 202 runs in 39.4 overs. After this, England won the match by scoring 206 runs losing 4 wickets in 32.5 overs. With this, the 3-match ODI series is now tied at 1-1.

The English team, which came out to chase the target of just 203 runs, got a very good start. There was a 50-run partnership between Philip Salt and Will Jacques. Salt scored 21 runs in 15 balls and became the victim of Romario Shepherd. After this, Jack Crowley and Ben Duckett returned to the pavilion after scoring only 3 runs each. England got the fourth blow in the form of Will Jacques with a score of 116. He was out after scoring 73 runs in 72 balls with the help of 6 fours and 4 sixes.

After the dismissal of Will Jacques, Harry and captain Jos Buttler settled at the crease and both remained unbeaten and scored 206 runs in 32.5 overs to lead the team to victory. Harry Brook played an unbeaten inning of 43 runs in 49 balls and Butler played an unbeaten inning of 58 runs in 45 balls. For West Indies, Gudakesh Moti took 2 wickets, and Shepherd and Rutherford took 1 wicket each.

Batting first, West Indies scored 202 runs after losing all wickets in 39.4 overs, thanks to captain Shai Hope's half-century of 68 runs. Along with Shai Hope, Rutherford played a half-century of 63 runs in 80 balls for West Indies. Apart from this, no other batsman could reach the figure of 20. For England, Sam Curran and Livingstone took 3-3 wickets while Rehan Ahmed and Antikson took 2-2 wickets.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Content Writer