England have leveled the five-match T20 series, winning the 4th match against West Indies. Last night, they beat the hosts by 34 runs at Kensington Oval. However, the series-deciding clash will start tomorrow at the same ground. Whoever wins the game will win the series. But the visitors sent a strong message by winning the 4th game.
Match Review: 4th T20
The home team skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and decided to bowl first. His plan was to all-out England as soon as possible. Pacer Jason Holder implemented the captain’s plan perfectly. In the second over, he took the wicket of Tom Banton.
The other opener Jason Roy tackled the situation with James Vince. They both added 85 runs on the scoreboard. Before breaking the partnership, Jason Roy picked up a half-century. He scored 52 runs from 42 balls. After a while, Vince also departed after scoring 34 runs. Then the English captain, Moeen Ali, played a crucial innings for the team. He hit boundaries in almost every ball he faced. The skipper hit seven sixes in his innings. From 28 balls, Moeen Ali 63 runs for England. Relying on his bat, England scored 193 runs from 20 overs.
The Caribbean pacer Jason Holder picked up three wickets of England. On the other side, Romario Shephard, Akeal Hossain, and Kieran Pollard got one wicket each.
However, chasing down the 193 runs, the home team had a brilliant start. Both openers were comfortably playing on the pitch. In the opening partnership, the home team picked up 64 runs. Kyle Mayers was more aggressive than Brandon King. Mayers scored 40 runs from 23 balls. He hit four sixes and two fours before losing the wicket. On the other side, Brandon King was a bit slow on the pitch. He scored only 26 runs from 27 balls. English skipper Moeen Ali picked up the wicket of B. King.
After that, wicket-keeper Nicholas Pooran tried to make a partnership with Rovman Powell. But it didn’t work out. Powell had to go back to the pavilion, scoring only five runs. Anyway, Jason Holder picked up some quick runs in the middle-order. Before losing the wicket, he added 36 runs for the Caribbean. In addition, Nicholas Pooran also departed after picking up 22 runs. The remaining batsmen couldn’t score more to win the match. As a result, England won the game by 34 runs and leveled the series.