West Indies beat England in 3rd T20I: Key numbers
West Indies beat England in the third T20I to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Batting first, the hosts managed 224/5 in 20 overs. Rovman Powell scored 107 as Nicholas Pooran managed a breezy 70. In response, England were restricted to 204/9, despite Tom Banton's 79. Romario Shepherd claimed figures worth 3/59. Here we present the key numbers.
- This was a terrific performance by the West Indian players.
- Pooran and Powell smashed their way through, giving a glimpse of power hitting.
- For England, Banton was superb but couldn't go on to convert his innings into a century.
- WI have a much needed lead in the series and this was a top show after losing the previous match.
West Indies were reduced to 48/2 inside the powerplay overs before Pooran and Powell added a superb 122-run stand for the third wicket. This stand helped WI as they finished on a strong note. England were going well on 79/1 at one stage before they lost wickets at regular intervals to surrender the tie. Besides Banton, middle-order batter Philip Salt scored a fifty.
WI posted their highest ever score in T20Is versus England. This is just their second score of 200-plus against England. Meanwhile, England's 204/9 is their best score as well versus WI. They surpassed the 200-run score for the first time. The two teams have met on 22 occasions in T20Is. WI have pocketed 13 wins as England have tasted success on nine occasions.
Pooran smashed a 43-ball 70, hitting four fours and five sixes. He has now raced to 966 runs in T20Is at 25.42. Pooran hit his fifth T20I fifty and this is now his highest score. The southpaw smashed his second half-century versus England. Powell hit 107 from 53 deliveries. He smashed four fours and 10 sixes. This was his maiden T20I century.
Powell has become just the second centurion for WI against England in T20Is after Chris Gayle (100*). Powell is now the highest scorer in T20Is versus England for WI. Pooran and Powell's 122-run stand for the third wicket is now the highest partnership for WI against England in T20Is. This is also the highest third-wicket stand in WI versus ENG T20Is.
Banton hit a whirlwind 39-ball 73. He smashed three fours and six sixes at a strike rate of 187.18. Banton has surpassed 300 runs in T20Is (307). This is highest T20I score. Meanwhile, Adil Rashid (1/25) has equaled Dwayne Bravo's tally of 78 T20I scalps.