Rovman Powell’s strong batting performance laid the foundation for West Indies’ win against England in the 3 T20 international at Bridgetown on Wednesday as they went 2-1 up in the series which has 3 more matches to be played.
Powell’s century of just 53 balls and his fourth-wicket partnership with Nicholas Pooran who contributed 70 runs, helped West Indies put up a target of 224-5 after they were put to bat by the England skipper Moen Ali who won the toss.
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In the second innings, Tom Banton hit 6 sixes in a lightning 73 and Phil Salt who made his T20 international debut had 57 runs on the scorecard. England tried to chase the target which was set by the West Indies with Mooen Ali leading a new side after the regular skipper Eoin Morgan had to pull out due to an injury in his quadriceps during the warm-up.
But they lost wickets at the regular intervals before ending the match on 204-9 in a match which was a run-scoring fest having over 400 runs in total.
Powell became the third West Indies international player to score a century after Chris Gayle and Even Lewis after his blistering innings in the first half which consisted of four fours and 10 colossal sixes.
England bowling attack had three left-arm pacers in Tymal Mills, Reece Topley, and George Garton who made his debut and was a bit expensive with his 57 runs in the spell of his 4 overs. Banton’s innings gave England dugout some hope but could not make them win as the wickets were falling at regular intervals.
The series continues in the next match which will be played at Kensington Oval on Saturday.