England thrash Windies, sweep T20I series

Wednesday 13th March 2019 03:03 EDT

England beat West Indies by eight wickets in the final T20 International on Sunday to sweep the three-match series. Pacer David Willey rattled through West Indies' top order, taking 4-7 off three overs as England dismissed the home team for a paltry 71 in 13 overs. The capitulation left West Indies with the ignominy of being the first team to score less than 75 in consecutive T20 internationals, following their 45-run rout in the second game on Friday.

No West Indies batsman scored more than 11. It took England just 10.3 overs to polish off their victory target, Jonny Bairstow scoring a quickfire 37. The die was cast from the first ball on a slowish wicket when Shai Hope gave an easy catch to short cover off Willey, who was named man-of-the-match.

"My role up front there is to try to swing the new ball," Willey said. "Tonight it didn't swing a great deal but I put it in the right area." Captain Eoin Morgan was particularly pleased with the performance of some of his fringe players who got a chance to play when several top players were rested. "Guys who don't get a huge amount of opportunities have stuck their hand up on numerous occasions and it's really exciting to see," Morgan said, naming bowlers Willey and Chris Jordan and batsmen Sam Billings and Joe Denly.

BRIEF SCORES: WI 71 in 13 overs (Campbell 11, Holder 11, Pooran 11; Willey 4-7, Wood 3-9, Rashi 2-18) lost to England 72/2 in 10.3 overs (Bairstow 37).

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