WI vs ENG: England's dashing batsman wreaked havoc, led the team to victory by playing a brilliant innings

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. The second match of the Super 8 of T20 World Cup 2024 was played between West Indies and England. England registered a spectacular victory in this match. After winning the toss, England decided to bowl first which proved to be effective for them. Batting first, West Indies scored 180 runs in 20 overs. Chasing, the England team achieved this score in just 17.3 overs. Philip Salt played a brilliant innings of 87 runs for England.

West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first which backfired for them. Brandon King, who came to open for England, was batting well. But he retired hurt after playing 23 balls. He could score only 23 runs. Johnson Charles, who came to support him, scored the highest 38 runs. At the same time, Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell played innings of 36-36 runs. Sherfan Rutherford scored a brilliant 28 runs in 15 balls. In this way West Indies scored 180 runs. For England, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone took 1-1 wickets.

Now it was England's turn to chase the target. Opener Phil Salt made a great opening partnership of 67 runs with captain Jos Buttler (25). After this, along with Moeen Ali (13), he took his team past 100 runs. Salt played an innings of 87 runs in 47 balls. He hit 5 sixes and 7 fours. Jos Buttler scored 25 runs in 22 balls while Moeen Ali scored 13 runs. Jonny Bairstow also batted brilliantly in the end and scored 48 runs. In his innings, he hit 2 sixes and 5 fours. England achieved this score in just 17.3 overs.

England close to reaching the semi-finals

With this win, England's team has come closer to reaching the semi-finals. For this, they just have to win one more match. However, this will also depend on their net run rate. If their net run rate is better than the top teams, then their reaching the semi-finals will be certain. Now it remains to be seen whether they are able to win even one of the remaining 2 matches or not. England's next match will be against South Africa.

first published : June 20, 2024, 09:44 IST

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