Windies romp to easy Twenty20 win over England
Ramnaresh Sarwan hit 59 from 46 balls to propel West Indies to a six-wicket victory over England in their Twenty20 International at Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday.cricket Updated: Mar 16, 2009 10:14 IST
Ramnaresh Sarwan hit 59 from 46 balls to propel West Indies to a six-wicket victory over England in their Twenty20 International at Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday.
England were bowled out for just 121 in 19.1 overs after they were sent in to bat, and West Indies replied strongly with 123 for four from 18 overs.
England, who have already lost the Test series, were undermined by disciplined West Indies bowling and alert fielding which accounted for three run outs.
International newcomer Steven Davies led the way for England with 27 from 21 balls and captain Andrew Strauss scored 22 from 25 balls.
But England’s innings never got into gear, and they lost their last four wickets for seven runs in the space 14 balls.
Spinner Sulieman Benn took three for 24 from four overs to be the leading West Indies bowler.
After Ravi Bopara was bowled by Lionel Baker in the fourth over, England thanks to Davies raced to 55 for one in the eighth over.