England pull off 3 wicket win against WI

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Stephan Parry
Stephan Parry

[www.inewsguyana.com] – England survived the pressures of a West Indian bowling attack to pull off a 3 wicket win and level the three match series 1-1

Batting first, the West Indies again struggled to cope with the English bowling attack, finding themselves at 3-30 runs, their openers Dwayne Smith and Kieran Powell as Number 3 batsman Kirk Edwards falling for 5, 16 and 9 respectively.

Darren Bravo was no different as he soaked up 56 deliveries for 13 runs while his older brother Dwayne made 20.

Only 70 from Lendl Simmons presented a respectable figure in the windies 159 all out in 44.2 overs.

Stephan Parry snared 3 wickets for 32 runs off his 10 overs while Joe root and James Tredwell each picked up 2 wickets.

In England’s turn at the crease Micheal Lumb scored 39 to set the foundation for the win, but it was no smooth sailing for England.

The loss of steady wickets proved a challenge, Moeen Ali (10) going when the score was 29 and Luke Wright going a couple overs later for a duck.

Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo

Joe Root contributed 23 before himself and Jos Buttler went in consecutive deliveries to Dwayne Bravo. In the end Ravi Bopara brought the Game home for England.

Bravo ended with 2 wickets for 41 runs from 10 overs while Nikita Miller also bagged 2 for 28 off the same number of overs. The third ODI is set for Wednesday. 

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