West Indies start Super Eight with win over England
By CricLens Staff Report on September 28th, 2012

14th Match, ICC World Twenty20, Group E, Super Eight Round: West Indies added more weigh to notion that they are one of the favourites to win this event as they beat England by 15 Runs in their first match of Super Eight played at Pallekele. It was first victory of West Indies in this event, after having both of their group games washed-out and getting into the next round on base of Australia beating Ireland clinically.

The margin of 15 runs may seem to be close but nowhere West Indies looked like losing despite 107 runs partnership between Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales for the fourth wicket. But England will find some respite in believing they, after losing two wickets in first over, recovered from start of 0-2 to 164-4 at end of the match.

In the middle where Morgan scored 71 off 46 balls, Jonny Bairstow did 18 off 29 balls. Only if Bairstow had picked up some pace the result could have been different for England. Gayle leaked only 26 runs in his 4 overs and also grabbed a wicket, this bowling performance was to go with a fifty he scored earlier.

The tone of 180 target to England was set by Chris Gayle (58 off 35 balls) and Johnson Charles (84 off 56 balls), both had opening partnership of 103 in 11 overs. Stuart Broad was pick of England bowlers with spell of 4-1-26-2.

Johnson Charles was named Man of the Match.



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