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All to play for after England level T20 series


Anmar Goodridge-Boyce

All to play for after England level T20 series
Jason Holder scored 36 and took three wickets. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe)

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All-rounder Mooen Ali hit a brilliant half-century as England defeated the West Indies by 34 runs tonight at Kensington Oval to level the Twenty20 International series 2-2 ahead of tomorrow’s final match.

Ali hit 63 runs off 28 balls, including seven sixes and one boundary, before he was caught by Romario Shepherd at long-on.

Earlier, opener Jason Roy (52) also produced a half-century, while James Vince scored 34 as England posted 193-6 in 20 overs.

Jason Holder had figures of 3-44, capturing the important wicket of Ali who received a standing ovation from the crowd after being dismissed.

In reply, Kyle Mayers, playing on his home ground for the first time as a West Indies player hit 40 off 23 balls, while Holder scored 36.

When the latter was out going for another big hit – he struck three sixes and two fours – the West Indies’ task became that much harder and time ran out, the score at 159-5.

Summarised scores:

England 193-6 in 20 overs (Moeen Ali 63, Jason Roy 52, James Vince 34, Liam Livingstone 16, Sam Billings 13 n.o.; Jason Holder 3-44). West Indies 159-5 in 20 overs (Kyle Mayers 40, Jason Holder 36, Brandon King 26, Nicholas Pooran 22, Kieron Pollard 18 n.o.; Moeen Ali 2-28). England won by 34 runs.   (AGB)