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WI vs ENG: Phil Salt’s batting storm, ‘this’ mistake caused West Indies to lose in Super-8

Ritul Pandey

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The second phase of T20 World Cup 2024 has started. The second match of the Super-8 round between England and West Indies took place in St. Lucia. In this match, England registered an easy 8-wicket win over West Indies. West Indies batted first. They had set a target of 181 runs for England to win. England won easily with 15 balls to spare. Phil Salt became the hero of England’s victory. He literally crushed the West Indies bowling. Toofani scored 87 runs off 47 balls at a strike rate of 185. Jonny Bairstow also played an important role in England’s victory. He scored an unbeaten 48 off 26 balls at a strike rate of 184. He supported Salt well. Phil Salt hit 7 fours, 5 sixes in his unbeaten innings of 87 runs. Jonny Bairstow hit 5 fours, 2 sixes in his unbeaten innings of 48 runs.

The pitch of St. Lucia was conducive for batting. England won the toss and decided to bowl first. West Indies started well by scoring 40 runs not out. But Brandon King retired hurt on 23 runs. After this, on the basis of team effort, West Indies reached 180 runs. Charles (38), Pooran (36), Powell (36) and Rutherford (28) contributed.

Aggressive stance from the start

Chasing the target of 181 runs, England’s openers adopted an aggressive approach from the beginning. Spinner Akeel Hussain bowled him in the powerplay. Jos Buttler scored 25 runs off 22 balls. But he was seen struggling. He was dismissed by Roston Chase. After this, Moeen Ali, who came on the field, could not do anything special. He returned to the pavilion after scoring 13 runs off 10 balls. As soon as Johnny Bairstow came to the crease, runs started coming fast. England’s team regained rhythm. Salt also started aggressive batting again. Both made the match one-sided by batting. England won easily.

What is the main reason for West Indies’ defeat?

West Indies had to face their first defeat in the tournament. A big reason for West Indies’ defeat was dot balls. West Indies bowled 51 dot balls in their innings, which is about 9 overs. Ultimately, this is one of the reasons for their defeat.

Ritul Pandey

Ritul Pandey

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