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West Indies beat England by 5 wkts in 2nd T20I

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West Indies sealed their 3-match T20I Series against England by winning the 2nd T2oI at the Kensington Oval on Tuesday. The homeside won the match by 5 wickets with 7 balls to spare.

Batting first, England led by Eoin Morgan, posted a modest total of 152 for 7. The tourists were pegged back at 26 for 3 in 5 overs before opener Alex Hales with 40 (from 36 balls with a four and 2 sixes) and Wicket Keeper Jos Buttller with 67 (from 43 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes) gave the innings some shape.

England v West Indies ODI Bristol 2009For the West Indies, opening bowlers – leg spinner Samuel Badree with 4-0-16-1 and Man of the Match – left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie with 4-0-21-4 were outstanding. West Indies got to the target of 154 with utmost ease in 18.5 overs.

Dwayne Smith scored 30 from 16 balls at the start to give the early impetus. Chris Gayle knocked 36 from 30 balls. There was a slight stutter for the chasing team at 116 for 5 in 16.2 overs before Skipper Darren Sammy arrived in the middle and played a cameo of 30 not out from just 9 balls! Sammy went for 17 runs with the ball in his only over but through his rapid cameo compensated for that.

Tim Bresnan had a nightmare of an evening going for 51 runs in 3.5 overs! On the other side, Ravi Bopara conceded only 10 off his 4 overs besides the wicket of Chris Gayle.

There were two players making their International T20 Debut in batsman Moeen Ali and left-arm spinner Stephen Parry. Both the English debutantes had a poor day.

The third and final T20I between West Indies and England will be played at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on the 13th of this month.

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