WI run things
This was just what the Twenty20 doctor ordered.
With the West Indies looking to play big at this month’s ICC World T20 Championships starting in Bangladesh next week, the boys in maroon took Kensington Oval by storm yesterday, easily dismissing England by 27 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Jamaican all-rounder Marlon Samuels led the way with a stroke-filled 69 not out, but Windies fans who crammed into the Oval would also have been glad to see opener Chris Gayle, and Barbadian Dwayne Smith also get among the runs.
The Windies were able to keep the Barmy Army quiet in the historic venue, limiting England to 143 for nine, as they chased 170.