WI pumped up
Count West Indies as one of the favourites again.
Stung by defeat against Australia in the opening match and disappointed by a no-result against Ireland, the Caribbean team turned up the heat yesterday with an impressive victory over reigning ICC World Twenty20 champions England.
Lifted by newcomer opener Johnson Charles’ career-best 84, West Indies posted 179 for five before pacer Ravi Rampaul jolted England with two wickets in the first over at the Pallekele Stadium in Sri Lanka.
While England made a fight of it, they were restricted to 164 for four, handing West Indies victory by 15 runs.
Here, a gleeful Rampaul (right) is chased by captain Darren Sammy after removing Luke Wright for a first-ball duck.