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West Indies take 2-0 series lead


SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

West Indies take 2-0 series lead

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WEST INDIES will be going after the series sweep against England on Thursday.
Moments after he hit the winning runs in the five-wicket victory against England in the second T20 at Kensington Oval today, Captain Darren Sammy said it had been a long time since they had won a series, especially 3-0.
Sammy was unbeaten on 30, hitting a six and a four off the final two balls of the innings as West Indies reached 155 for five in reply to England’s 153 for seven.
Chris Gayle (36), Dwayne Smith (30), Marlon Samuels (28) and 19 by Lendl Simmons all chipped in. Tim Bresnan took two for 51.
Sammy said the defending ICC World T20 champions were building towards defending their title in Bangladesh and lauded both the batting and bowling partnerships. He said Smith’s role was important as it gave Gayle the chance to settle and took pressure off incoming batsman Marlon Samuels.
Earlier, Krishmar Santokie took four wickets against England. He claimed the scalps of Michael Lumb (4), Moeen Ali (5), Jos Buttler who topscored with 67 and Ravi Bopara (14). (SAT)
Summarised scores: England 152-7 in 20 overs (Jos Buttler 67, A. Hales 40, R. Bopara 14, K. Santokie 4-21, Dwayne Bravo 2-34). West Indies 155-5 in 20 overs (C. Gayle 36, D. Sammy 30 n.o., D. Smith 30, M. Samuels 28, L. Simmons 19; T. Bresnan 19). West Indies won by five wickets with seven balls remaining.
 

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