result
2nd T20I (D/N), Basseterre, Mar 8 2019, England tour of West Indies
182/6
(11.5/20 ov, target 183)45
England won by 137 runs
Player Of The Match
87 (47)
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• The Report by Valkerie Baynes

Sam Billings rescues England, Chris Jordan destroys West Indies for 2-0 win

England secure their largest T20I win in terms of runs after home side records lowest total in the format by a Full-Member nation

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Scores: Venkat Raghav
Comms: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
England182/6(20 overs)
West Indies45/10(11.5 overs)

7pm So, that's your lot for this evening. England have their first series win of 2019 ... which is something. Thanks for your comments, join us again on Sunday for the final act of this Caribbean Odyssey.

Eoin Morgan: "Our biggest improvement has been that we've adapted to conditions very well. Backs against the wall at 30 for 4, the partnership was outstanding, and we grabbed hold of momentum. We've got to keep on learning, we have improvements to make going into the final game in two days' time."

On the near-collision with Willey in the outfield: "We're lucky to come out unscathed, and with the catch as well."

Sam Billings is Player of the Match for his innings-saving 87. "It was a nice situation that I could give myself some time, then cash in at the end. A strong bottom hand and close your eyes! Play the field and put pressure on the bowlers by hitting 360. It came off today. It was a matter of getting a partnership together, with small boundaries, two blokes together going into the last five... There's been lots to play for as a team, and as individuals going into a World Cup year."

6.51pm Right, let's have some presentations. Here's Jason Holder. "It's one of those games, it's been our worst batting performance, but we've had more good days than England in this series [Tests and ODIs included]. The energy in the field was excellent, the last four overs we didn't execute our skills as we would have liked. We've got to get ourselves attuned to the T20 game. There's still pride to play for, the whole purpose of keeping this squad together was to build towards the World Cup."

On Nurse's injury, "he went for a scan on his finger. We'll see."

6.49pm Salim Ullah Kha: "Holder has no justification to be part of T20 squad. Brathwaite also needs a replacement. Chris Gayle deserves a better opening than SD Hope." Perhaps. But that's not really the pressing issue right now. There's a 50-over World Cup looming, and keeping the team together is probably more relevant than this slightly spurious series!

6.42pm So, England wrap up their biggest victory in T20I history, all 14 years of it. And it is largely thanks to two very fringe candidates for their World Cup permutations. Sam Billings' belligerent 87, his highest England score, rescued England from 32 for 4, then Chris Jordan, with four wickets for six runs, put the series beyond West Indies' reach. England lead 2-0, with the final match to come here on Sunday night.

Andrew: "That was almost like watching an oz batting collapse in the ashes... "

Bilal Ahmed: "David Beckham with the band and now David Willey. They might just work on Davids. I can recall Dinda from India wearing one of those yet he was always taken to the cleaners. Hence my theory on David and bands is proved"

11.5
W
Plunkett to Bishoo, OUT

flashed high and hard into the covers, Billings takes a fine catch running back, and that is emphatically that!

Devendra Bishoo c Billings b Plunkett 8 (20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40
11.4
Plunkett to Bishoo, no run

banged in short, well directed, as Bishoo ducks

11.3
4
Plunkett to Bishoo, FOUR runs

back of a length, slapped through mid-on! Every little helps

West Indies have avoided an all-time T20 record, but there's a full member low up for grabs ...

11.2
Plunkett to Bishoo, no run

fenced to the off side once more

11.1
Plunkett to Bishoo, no run

a full-faced punch into the covers

end of over 112 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 41/9CRR: 3.72 RRR: 15.77
Obed McCoy1 (4)
Devendra Bishoo4 (15)
Adil Rashid 3-0-12-2
Liam Plunkett 2-0-4-1
10.6
Rashid to McCoy, no run

slides off the back pad, into the hands of leg slip, but no bat on that one

10.5
1
Rashid to Bishoo, 1 run

tucked to midwicket

10.4
1
Rashid to McCoy, 1 run

slapped heartily out to deep cover, plugs just out of reach of the encroaching Jordan

10.3
Rashid to McCoy, no run

a slip and a leg slip, as McCoy waves his bat at a big googly, as if seeing it off from Southampton Dock

10.2
Rashid to McCoy, no run

slides past the outside edge! Cottrell knows nothing about this

10.1
W
Rashid to Cottrell, OUT

zipped through the gate, and back goes the middle stump! Well, hello the second ten overs. This could be brief ... lovely length, utterly bamboozled

Sheldon Cottrell b Rashid 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
end of over 102 runs
WI: 39/8CRR: 3.90 RRR: 14.40
Devendra Bishoo3 (14)
Sheldon Cottrell2 (3)
Liam Plunkett 2-0-4-1
Adil Rashid 2-0-10-1

Well, you never know what's going to happen in T20... But I think England are favourites. Here's Miller to polish things off

9.6
Plunkett to Bishoo, no run

shortish, punched off the back foot to cover

9.5
1
Plunkett to Cottrell, 1 run

banged in and he fends it away entirely unconvincingly, off the bat handle into the leg side and Bishoo calls him through

Two slips for Cottrell

"Alan, dare I say the headband is good luck?" I think you've dared, James. I suppose it worked for David Beckham...

9.4
1
Plunkett to Bishoo, 1 run

back of a length on the body, nudged down to fine leg for one

9.3
Plunkett to Bishoo, no run

short ball, 130kph/81mph and Bishoo defends to the leg side

9.2
Plunkett to Bishoo, no run

digs in the bouncer, ducked skittishly

9.1
Plunkett to Bishoo, no run

back of a length, angled across outside off, Bishoo dangles his bat

end of over 92 runs
WI: 37/8CRR: 4.11 RRR: 13.27
Devendra Bishoo2 (9)
Sheldon Cottrell1 (2)
Adil Rashid 2-0-10-1
Liam Plunkett 1-0-2-1

"WI need Sammy right now," opines Bilal Ahmed. "He won his team the match after they were 20/5. Not to forget Misbah's effort though. The old stallion did 70% of the work along with Sammy." They certainly did... Athough 35-8 is quite a lot worse off than 20-5

8.6
1
Rashid to Bishoo, 1 run

another googly, on leg stump and paddled through backward square leg for one

8.5
Rashid to Bishoo, no run

tossed up and he works across the line, gets a low leading edge

8.4
Rashid to Bishoo, no run

quicker, the googly spinning away as Bishoo stays back, through to the keeper

Best performances - batters
Sam Billings portrait
SW Billings ENG
87 runs (47)
10 fours
3 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
pull
17 runs
4 fours
0 six
214455112224
Joe Root portrait
JE Root ENG
55 runs (40)
7 fours
0 six
Control87%
Productive shot
cover drive
13 runs
1 four
0 six
68187889
Best performances - bowlers
Chris Jordan portrait
CJ Jordan ENG
O
2
M
0
R
6
W
4
ECO
3
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Liam Plunkett portrait
LE Plunkett ENG
O
2.5
M
0
R
8
W
2
ECO
2.82
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of West Indies
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Sam Billings
Sam Billings
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 751
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.25, Interval 17.25-17.45, Second Session 17.45-19.10
Match days08 March 2019 - daynight (20-over match)
T20I debut
Obed McCoy
Obed McCoy
Umpires
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Gregory Brathwaite
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Leslie Reifer
TV Umpire
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Nigel Duguid
Reserve Umpire
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Jonathan Blades
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
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