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#EngvWI | West Indies fail to contain England after good start, need 183 to win

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:57 IST

England have put up a challenging score of 182 for the loss of 6 wickets in their stipulated 20 overs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

While at around the 12 over mark it looked like England would run away with the game while the West Indian bowlers struggled to find their rhythm against the batsmen, some poor shot selection by the English batsmen meant that West Indies were slowly able to claw their way back into the match.

Alex Hales, who looked dangerous with his free flowing shots was yorked by the menacing presence of Suliemann Benn, giving the West Indies a much needed wicket with 92 runs on the board. Three overs later, Joe Root too was dismissed on 48, just short of a half century by a slower ball from Dwayne Bravo.

England would have been happy with a score of 160+ at that stage with the batsmen in line to follow, after looking like casually posting a score in excess of 200 at one point.

And that is exactly what they ended up with, courtesy some lofty hitting by Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes in the last over. They got 11 off the first three balls from Dwayne Bravo, before he dismissed Stokes for a score of 15 off 7 balls.

In walked Moeen Ali, who hit Bravo for a six off the first ball. With one ball remaining, Ali hit the ball towards the boundary and looked to squeeze in two runs, before he was run-out while attempting the second run.

West Indies will need to be at their best to chase down this total posted by England, who have some exciting young bowlers like Topley and Willey in their ranks.

First published: 16 March 2016, 9:14 IST