The crowd at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai were thoroughly entertained due to the Chris Gayle’s strom against the England bowlers as West Indies won match by 6 wickets easlily.
Earlier, Darren Sammy won the toss and decided to bowl first With the presence of quite a few seam bowling all-rounders, the West Indies went with both Samuel Badree and Suleiman Benn. On the other hand, England played with the spinning duo of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid in playing eleven.
Jason Roy and Alex Hales were up and running, Hales smashes three consecutive boundaries to samueal badree. But, the West Indies struck back through Andre Russell who managed to induce a false shot from Roy.
Then Joe Root joined Hales in the middle and continued the inning with aggression. However, Hales bowled by the Benn and Root followed by chipping a slower delivery to mid-off on russell over and russell strikes when he bought to action.
Jos Buttler provided the late hitting with a few of sixes to offset the West Indies’ plans. His 20-ball 30 raised some hopes while Morgan finish the innings on a high and England crossed the 180 runs. With the required run-rate over nine to start up the chase.
In Chasing of 181, David Willey got his team off to the perfect start by got rid of the Johnson Charles and Marlon Samuels. Meanwhile, Gayle starts attack on new pacer Reece Topley was put under pressure.
Morgan had no choice and he turn around to spinners and Rashid did his work immediately by dismissing the dangerous Samuels by caught on the boundry.
But, it was Gayle on the other side as Ben Stokes, Ali and Willey became the latest victims of the ‘Gayle Storm’. Despite England chipping away at the other end. West Indies did not fret as the big man was still at the crease.
Brief Scores: England 182/6 (Root 48 , Buttler 30, Russell 2-36); West Indies 183/4 from 18.1 overs (Gayle 100*, Samuels 37, Rashid 1-20)
Result: West Indies won by 6 wickets