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Ali All-Round Performance Levels Series

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Moeen Ali’s 35 with the bat before taking 3 wickets with the ball saw England level the 5-match series after the second match at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.


West Indies named an unchanged side from the one that won yesterday’s game by 9 wickets while England made one change from that game with Reece Topley replacing fellow left-arm seamer Tymal Mills in the bowling attack.

West Indies: Shai Hope (wk), Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (capt), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell

England: Jason Roy, Tom Banton, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings (wk), Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, Reece Topley

Like yesterday’s game, West Indies would win the toss and elect to field first.

England Innings

After an opening partnership of 36, Banton would be caught & bowled by Allen for 25 before James Vince would be bowled for 4 off the final ball of the sixth over. Roy (pictured below) would be next to go, caught on the boundary by captain Pollard off the bowling of Shepherd for 45 off 31 balls before Ali would by Cottrell off the bowling of Pollard for 31 off 24 balls.

Billings would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Hosein for 5 before Morgan was caught by King off the bowling of Holder for 13. Jordan would be caught by Holder off the bowling of Cottrell for 27 off 15 balls before Dawson would be caught by Allen off the bowling of Holder for 4 – Rashid and Mahmood finishing 2 and 7 not out respectively as England finished 171/8.

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West Indies Innings

After scoring a fifty yesterday, King would be out LBW to Topley for a golden duck in the opening over before Hope would be run out for 2 by the same player off his own bowling. Pooran would be the next man out, caught by Vince off the bowling of Ali (pictured below) for 24 before Pollard would be LBW to Rashid for 1 after a review from England.

Bravo would also fall the same way to the same bowler for 23 before Holder would be caught & bowled by Ali for 1. Smith would be caught by Vince off the same bowler for 7 before Allen would be caught by Banton off the bowling of Jordan for 12 – Shepherd (44 off 28 balls) and Hosein (44 off 16 balls) seeing West Indies lose by just 1 run.

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ENG 171/8 (20 overs), WI 170/8 (20 overs)

Game 3 of the series takes place on Wednesday at 8 pm BST/4 pm AST at the same ground.

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