West Indies gave up all the fizz it had secured during the Test and One-Day International (ODI) series against England as the hosts were bundled out for just 45 runs in the second T20I. It is now the second lowest team total in T20Is. And for Windies, it is their lowest total in the shorter format of the game. The previous lowest was 60 runs against Pakistan in 2018. WI vs ENG 2nd T20I Full Scorecard.
Chasing a target of 183, Windies batsmen were hapless against Chris Jordan who scalped four wickets and gave away just six runs in his two overs. Apart from Jordan, David Willey, spinner Adil Rashid, and Liam Plunkett scalped two wickets each.
It was Willey who provided his side with the first breakthrough as he removed dangerous Chris Gayle in the third over. In the same over, Willey had Shai Hope caught as well. In the next over, Jordan dismissed Darren Bravo and Jason Holder to leave Windies tottering at 14 for four. Chris Gayle Scores Fastest 50 for Windies in ODIs, Smashes 27-ball 77 Against England.
The home side never recovered from the initial jolts and were eventually bowled out for just 45 runs in 11.5 overs. Shimron Hetmyer and Carlos Brathwaite were the top-scorers for Windies with both scoring ten runs.
Lowest Team Totals in T20Is
|1||Netherlands||39||10.3||1||Sri Lanka||24 Mar 2014|
|2||West Indies||45||11.5||2||England||8 Mar 2019|
|3||Nepal||53||14.3||1||Ireland||13 Jul 2015|
|4||Kenya||56||18.4||2||Afghanistan||30 Sep 2013|
|5||New Zealand||60||15.3||2||Sri Lanka||31 Mar 2014|
England, batting first, despite losing four wickets for just 32 runs managed to post a challenging total on the board. Joe Root and Sam Billings shared 82 runs for the fifth wicket to bail their side out of the trouble. Billings then stitched 68-run stand with Willey for the sixth wicket before being dismissed on 87 off 47 balls. Root managed to score 55 off 40 balls.
With this Windies suffered a shambolic 137-run defeat and lost the three-match series 2-0. The two sides will contest in the third and last T20I on Monday, March 11.