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West Indies vs England: A five-fer from Holder brings the series trophy home

West Indies won the series decider game in the 5th T20i against team England.

West Indies brings the trophy home by winning the home series of the shortest-format – 5 T20Is against team England. Holder performed stunningly well as his five-wicket haul made it possible.

Winning the toss West Indies opted to bat first and were able to score a decent total of 179 runs by losing just 4 wickets. The openers, Brandon King and Kyle Mayers gave a quick start but got out in their 30s. After losing the first wicket on 59 runs, England was able to send Romario back to the pavilion in the next over. Romario scored just 6 runs while Pooran was bowled by Adil Rashid in the 14th over and scored 21 runs. It was skipper Pollard and man in form Powell’s partnership that helped the team to reach a score of 179 runs.


England won the last game of the series and looked quite comfortable chasing the target of 180 runs but without Morgan, in the top order, the game looked a bit favourable for the hosts. The opening batsmen Roy and Tom Banton were not able to make an impact in the last T20 series but James Vince tried his best with a sensational performance of 55 runs but got out by Akeal Hosein. Skipper Moeen got out early by scoring just 14 runs. With Billings still playing down the order, England had hoped to win the game but the Man of the Match – Jason Holder changed the game by bowling Billings out. Jason Holder’s five-wicket haul in just 2.5 overs helped team West Indies sweep the England batsmen out. Jason took crucial wickets of skipper Moeen, Billings, Chris Jordan and also took the wickets of Adil Rashid and Saqib in the end.

Jason Holder was awarded the Man of the Match for the 5th T20I and in total received 2 Man of the Match awards throughout the series. Holder outshined every other bowler by being the highest wicket-taker in the series as the 15 wickets in 5 match series helped him win the award of Man of the Series.