West Indies vs England, 42nd Match, Super Eights, Group 2 at Gros Islet, T20 World Cup, Jun 19 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
42nd Match, Super Eights, Group 2 (N), Gros Islet, June 19, 2024, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(17.3/20 ov, T:181) 181/2

England won by 8 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
87* (47)
phil-salt
Cricinfo's MVP
78.26 ptsImpact List
phil-salt
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Scorecard summary
West Indies 180/4(20 overs)
1/15 (2)
England 181/2(17.3 overs)
87* (47)
1/19 (3)
1/21 (2)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
ENG78.2687(47)80.2678.26--0
ENG77.89--01/211.7377.89
ENG62.9548(26)54.7362.95--0
WI55.536(17)43.6955.5--0
WI49.21--01/191.649.21

Right then, that concludes the battle of the heavyweights with the hosts having some thinking to do. Don't worry though, as the T20 World Cup 2024 Super Eight caravan rolls on. India will take on Afghanistan in a few hours from now. So do join us for that, and keep checking out some super stories from our reporters at the ground. On behalf of our scorers and Alan Gardner, bye and take care!

12:02am Presentations

Rovman Powell, West Indies captain: "You have to look at it from batting perspective. We left 15-20 runs. Needed a better display as a bowling group. We are generally good in the last five overs. The execution wasn't good, need to re-evaluate. Hopefully King can pull through for the next two games. Those chances are always difficult. Credit to Salt, he always hurts us. We fell away from our plans to Phil. Need to look back and evaluate. Our destiny is in our own hands, just for us to continue playing some good cricket."

Jos Buttler, England captain: "That was a really good performance. We were practicing well, executed well today. [Chasing 180] We bowled well to restrict a powerful batting line up. We were smart with the bat, the guys were calculative. Bairstow-Salt partnership was very good. Jonny took the game deep and Salty broke it with that one over. That's why we brought Jof [Archer] back there with Pooran and Russell in. We wanted to use him to get a wicket or restrict them and make the back five really difficult. [Rashid] He has been all the time. He is our most important player. Has so much variations and restricts runs. Jonny batted at No. 4 today, class player for a really long time. You keep backing class players. Incredible, mature, senior player's innings. People say you learn when you lose, but you learn when you win as well. Important to put this to bed and focus now."

11:48pm Clinical performance from England this. They show everybody why they are the defending champions, and that too against a West Indies team that were on a roll with eight successive T20I wins. Despite being under the pump at various points - when King and Charles got off to a flier, and when Powell and Rutherford came in with their cameos and then when the West Indies spinners were in action - England found a way to come back, and nothing highlights it more than their death-overs show. They clawed back after the Powell-Pooran stand and never really looked back.

Despite struggling after the powerplay then, Salt managed to find a way to stick around and not stagnate the scoring. Aptly, it was he with a 30-run over against Shepherd, that dealt the killer blow. With of course, Bairstow for company. There was a reason England wanted him to bat at No. 4 in this competition, and he showed why. Experience galore, despite not really batting the middle order a lot.

Phil Salt, Player of the Match: "Not looking too far ahead. Glad to contribute to the win. It was a little tough in the middle with the spin. But Bairstow spoke to me, and had those words in my mind. Did not take on the spinners, and cashed on at the back end. Lot of different factors that can affect an innings. There was a period where I did not face a lot of balls, but important to stick around and carry on. Jonny was fantastic, took pressure off me by taking calculated risk. Couldn't be happier as a team-mate"

17.3
1
Alzarri Joseph to Bairstow, 1 run

Shortish again, outside off, Bairstow pulls it to deep midwicket to seal a commanding win for England

PD Salt
Phil Salt vs WI in T20Is
INNS
9
RUNS
478
SR
186.71
AVE
68.28
17.2
1
Alzarri Joseph to Salt, 1 run

Digs it into the surface, Salt top-edges the pull. But it lands safely, well short of deep square leg running in

17.1
2
Alzarri Joseph to Salt, 2 runs

Follows Salt with a back of a length ball, which is heaved away through midwicket. Did not time it well and hence gets two

Kalpit: "Bowling changes are so crucial in T20s. Roston Chase was bowling excellent, yet captain decided to go for someone else." Yep, and that Joseph over went for 14. Here's Joseph again

end of over 176 runs
ENG: 177/2CRR: 10.41 RRR: 1.33 • Need 4 from 18b
Jonny Bairstow47 (25b 5x4 2x6)
Phil Salt84 (45b 7x4 5x6)
Gudakesh Motie 4-0-32-0
Romario Shepherd 2-0-41-0
16.6
Motie to Bairstow, no run

Backs away to the length ball and punches it to cover

Kishore Bhartol: "Did salt get the message sent by Richard in the last over ? He is unstoppable now."

16.5
Motie to Bairstow, no run

Flatter and quicker just outside off, cuts it to short third

16.4
Motie to Bairstow, no run

Full outside leg, drives it inside out to cover

16.3
1
Motie to Salt, 1 run

Goes back and works this away through mid-on

16.2
4
Motie to Salt, FOUR runs

Cuts it through the gap. Short and wide outside off, flatter and quicker too. Salt stays deep in the crease and gets it between short third and backward point

16.1
1
Motie to Bairstow, 1 run

Fuller outside off, eased through cover

Motie for his last

end of over 1630 runs
ENG: 171/2CRR: 10.68 RRR: 2.50 • Need 10 from 24b
Phil Salt79 (43b 6x4 5x6)
Jonny Bairstow46 (21b 5x4 2x6)
Romario Shepherd 2-0-41-0
Akeal Hosein 4-0-35-0
15.6
4
Shepherd to Salt, FOUR runs

Full toss outside off, Salt goes inside out over cover for four more. 30 runs in the over, the most by a West Indian in T20 World Cups. What a time for that to happen

15.5
6
Shepherd to Salt, SIX runs

Some assault this! Short and angling in to Salt, he gets inside the line, swivels and pulls it wayyyy over deep backward square leg. It was the slower one but made no difference

15.4
6
Shepherd to Salt, SIX runs

This one is even bigger! Length ball outside off, in the slot again. Salt clears his front leg and hits it 93 over wide long-off

15.3
4
Shepherd to Salt, FOUR runs

And now uses the bounce of the bowler and the surface. Shepherd bowls the slower one in the middle of the pitch, Salt arches back and ramps it over the wicketkeeper

15.2
6
Shepherd to Salt, SIX runs

In the slot, out of the ground! Full on off and middle, he clears his front leg and smacks it high over the sightscreen

15.1
4
Shepherd to Salt, FOUR runs

Brings up fifty in style! Full and outside off, clobbers it over covers

Phil Salt T20I S/R in middle overs (as opposed to 168.75 in powerplay and 243.75 at the death)144.70

Shepherd back into the attack

Richard: "Salt hasn't hit a boundary since the 6th over."

end of over 1516 runs
ENG: 141/2CRR: 9.40 RRR: 8.00 • Need 40 from 30b
Jonny Bairstow46 (21b 5x4 2x6)
Phil Salt49 (37b 3x4 2x6)
Akeal Hosein 4-0-35-0
Alzarri Joseph 2-0-28-0
14.6
Hosein to Bairstow, no run

Spins it away from a length, Bairstow blocks it from the crease. 15 off the over, is that the game for England?

14.6
1w
Hosein to Bairstow, 1 wide

Fires it down leg, he misses the flick

14.5
4
Hosein to Bairstow, FOUR runs

Hosein cannot believe it. Walks back towards his mark and is down on his haunches. Fires in an almost perfect on middle and leg at 100kph, Bairstow looks to go over off and gets an inside edge past leg stump

14.4
6
Hosein to Bairstow, SIX runs

"Catch it!" is Pooran's call, someone in the crowd will have to! Tosses it up and lands it on a length around off, Bairstow gets a top edge on the slog sweep but goes 76m over square leg

14.3
4
Hosein to Bairstow, FOUR runs

Quicker and fuller on leg, swept away through backward square leg, No chance for the fielder in the deep

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
PD Salt
87 runs (47)
7 fours5 sixes
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
2 fours1 six
Control
79%
JM Bairstow
48 runs (26)
5 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
pull
10 runs
0 four1 six
Control
73%
Best performances - bowlers
AU Rashid
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
1
ECO
5.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
RL Chase
O
3
M
0
R
19
W
1
ECO
6.33
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossEngland, elected to field first
Series
Season2024
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 2709
Match days19 June 2024 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsEngland 2, West Indies 0
Language
English
Win Probability
ENG 100%
WIENG
100%50%100%WI InningsENG Innings

Over 18 • ENG 181/2

England won by 8 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
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Super Eights, Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND33062.017
AFG3214-0.305
AUS3122-0.331
BAN3030-1.709
Super Eights, Group 2
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SA33060.599
ENG32141.992
WI31220.963
USA3030-3.906
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USA42150.127
PAK42240.294
CAN4123-0.493
IRE4031-1.293
Group B
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ENG42153.611
SCOT42151.255
NAM4132-2.585
OMA4040-3.062
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WI44083.257
AFG43161.835
NZ42240.415
UGA4132-4.510
PNG4040-1.268
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SA44080.470
BAN43160.616
SL41230.863
NED4132-1.358
NEP4031-0.542