England vs West Indies T20 World Cup 2024: Phil Salt’s Explosive Innings Leads England to Dominant Victory

The highlights of ICC T20 World Cup 2024, WI vs ENG, Super 8 Group 2: Phil Salt’s magical innings lead England to a convincing eight-wicket victory over West Indies.

England vs West Indies Highlights, T20 World Cup 2024: Phil Salt’s magical innings ensured a significant eight-wicket victory for England over West Indies in the Super 8 match of the T20 World Cup 2024. Chasing 181 runs, England got off to a splendid start thanks to Salt and Jos Buttler’s good partnership. Even after Buttler got out for 25 runs, Salt continued his dominance, guiding England to victory in 17.3 overs. Salt scored an unbeaten 87 runs off 47 balls. Apart from him, Jonny Bairstow also contributed with an unbeaten 48 runs off 26 balls. For West Indies, Andre Russell and Roston Chase took one wicket each. Earlier, the partnership between Nicholas Pooran and Johnson Charles helped the West Indies reach 180/4.

England vs West Indies T20 World Cup 2024
England vs West Indies T20 World Cup 2024

At the start of the game, England chose to field first but struggled initially with the new ball, unable to get their preferred start. Despite some odd shots, Brandon King and Johnson Charles ensured a good start for the West Indies. King had to retire hurt due to a back issue, but Nicholas Pooran quickly found his rhythm and maintained momentum. However, in the middle overs, Charles and Pooran struggled to keep pace as England built pressure. Captain Rovman Powell’s stellar innings helped West Indies regain momentum. However, consecutive dismissals of Powell, Pooran, and Russell towards the end hindered West Indies from maximizing their final overs. Thanks to Sherfane Rutherford’s superb bowling, West Indies managed to reach a score of 180 runs.

England vs West Indies T20 World Cup 2024
England vs West Indies T20 World Cup 2024

For England, Adil Rashid took 1 wicket for 21 runs in his 4 overs. Reflecting on the competition, West Indies were disappointed with their first loss, feeling their batting let them down more than their bowling. With only 43 runs scored in the last 5 overs, they knew they fell short with the bat. Consequently, taking wickets in the Powerplay was crucial for them. Akil Hussain, as always, was economical but struggled to generate wickets. Roston Chase helped control the game to some extent after Jos Buttler’s wicket, but they couldn’t stop the flow of runs. Jonny Bairstow applied pressure, and Phil Salt sealed the deal in the end, ending England’s innings. Nicholas Pooran missed a tough chance against Phil Salt when he was on 7 runs, proving costly.

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