England up and running in T20 World Cup as West Indies are blown away

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A few too many wickets fell for them to be completely cock-a-hoop, but England’s introduction to the T20 World Cup fell not far short of perfection as they skittled the defending champions for 55 before securing victory with 70 balls and six wickets to spare. “It’s as good as it gets, to start a tournament like that,” Eoin Morgan said.

Their performance in the field had been so good the occasional stumble in the chase hardly mattered, West Indies’ feared batting lineup having been remorselessly shredded.

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Written by Simon Burnton at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/oct/23/cricket-england-west-indies-t20-world-cup-match-report under the title “England up and running in T20 World Cup as West Indies are blown away”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.