Match Details

ENG vs WI 5th T20, WI vs ENG 2023

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West Indies won by 4 wickets πŸ†
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17th Over:
= 2
18th Over:
= 8
Last Over:
= 2
This Over:
= 9

Player of the Match

Gudakesh Motie
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Gudakesh Motie Jersy
43 (43)4 (2)2 0 1 0 100.00 200.00
P'ship : 10(3)
Last Wkt :   Andre Russell 3(8)
BowlerC Woakes
1-283.2 8.40
WIWI - 2nd Innings
6 Over 5139
10 Over 7062
15 Over 10099
ENGENG - 1st Innings
6 Over 5950
10 Over 8677
15 Over 118111
20 Over 163132


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That's it from the riveting England's white-ball tour to the Caribbean Islands. West Indies won the ODI leg 2-1 and, now, won the five-match T20I series 3-2. It was all square coming into this decider, and boy, it was a low-scoring thriller in Tarouba. I am AkshayaKrishna Polya, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Saptak Sanyal, who, alongside our scorer/analyst Ashok Dayma, brought you all the live-action of this enthralling fixture. We will meet again in another game. Until then, it's cheers!
Rovman Powell is collecting the trophy from the West Indies cricket board president Dr. Kishore Shallow and the Caribbeans are celebrating with the trophy in the ground.
Rovman Powell (West Indies Captain): "Yeah, you know, we want to give a special thanks to the crowd here in Trinidad and Tobago. They have stuck in for a couple of days and kept backing us.

We had a meeting on the eve of this game, and we discussed where it went wrong in the previous game. In the last two games, the guys didn't execute.

This pitch was behaving two-paced. It wasn't a pitch that offered a lot of shots. We always knew Hope would be an important batter in this wicket.

The pitch was an excellent one back in Barbados, then in Grenada, and now here in Trinidad. Credit to the groundsmen across the series. We, as players, are unhappy so many times.

Motie was very good. It was good to use mixed experience with youth. I have a good bunch of guys around me, and that's the reason for our success. I try to lead from the front, and they respect me so much."
Jos Buttler(England Captain)- "I think the conditions were different. I think in this wicket, 160 would have been a really decent total. Our bowlers did well and took the match close. Had there been more runs on the board, we would have been in a better position. 

Salt has had a fantastic series. It is never easy to score back to back hundreds and he did that. We found a lot of ourselves and we will look to take the learnings positively. It feels always great to come and play to the Caribbean and we have thoroughly enjoyed our time here."
Phil Salt (POTS): "Yeah, it is disappointing to see the wrong end of the result in the decider. We tried as hard as we could, and we gave it all, but Shai Hope played a brilliant knock. We took it as deep as we could. We have had a long time around this set-up.

I keep learning from Jos Buttler. It has been a challenge. The wicket looked good here. It behaved slightly different under the natural light and it behaved quite differently now under floodlights. You always have more time than you think I suppose."
Player of the Series: Phil Salt
Gudakesh Motie(Player of the Match)- "I know my abilities and I sticked to that. I tried to bowl at the right areas. The bowling was not tough for me. I have worked on the spin over the years and I think that paid off. I think test cricket is much tougher. It is really special to win the series against the England team. It was a complete team effort."
Player of the Match- Gudakesh Motie
Time for the post-match presentation.
4:46 AM IST and 7:16 PM Local Time: Shai Hope delivers yet again for West Indies, this time in a T20I and helps his side win the five-match series by a margin of 3-2 against the visiting England

West Indies won the crucial toss and opted to bowl first in the series decider. A few batters got into starts, but no one really converted it to big ones, which, in tandem with the Windies bowlers executing their plans to perfection, saw England get bundled out for 132 in 19.3 overs. There were not enough partnerships right from the get-go. Phil Salt looked like taking the game away yet again from the hosts and scored 38 off 22 balls before being knocked over by Gudakesh Motie in the 7th over. However, England struggled for the majority of their innings, with the 40-run partnership between Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali for the fifth wicket being the highest.

Livingstone hit 28 off 29 balls, while Moeen scored 23 off 21 balls, struggling in a two-paced surface. Sam Curran was the last man to get out and was only able to score a 15-ball 12.

West Indies were right on the spot with constant bowling changes and bowling in the perfect areas. Motie was the successful bowler, with figures of 4-0-24-3. Akeal Hosein (2/20), Jason Holder (2/24) and Andre Russell (2/25) grabbed two wickets each. Only Oshane Thomas went for runs and failed to pick any wicket off the five bowlers used by Rovman Powell. 

Chasing 133 to seal the series, the Windies openers- Brandon King and Johnson Charles, got off to a flyer, scoring 20 runs in the blink of an eye. Jos Buttler was smart in using his new ball bowlers- Reece Topley (2/17) and Chris Woakes (1/28) bowled three overs each in the Powerplay and got rid of King and Nicholas Pooran in quick succession.

Charles (27 off 22) was struggling to get going as most of the batters did on this two-paced surface. Shai Hope and Sherfance Rutherford added 41 runs for the 4th wicket and took all the pressure off West Indies before Adil Rashid came back and removed the well-set Rutherford (30 off 24) in the 15th over. Rashid was brilliant with his figures of 4-0-21-2, keeping the middle overs tight. His able partner and a young leg spinner, Rehan Ahmed, struggled to keep it tight and finished with 4-0-36-0.

Rovman Powell and Andre Russell lost their wickets cheaply and put the pressure back on their own team, but Hope (43* off 43) kept his cool and steered the Windies home with a nicely strict six over cover point to finish the series on the high. Topley and Sam Curran (1/13) bowled excellent 17th and 19th overs, respectively, going for two runs each and picking a wicket each, but boy, Hope soaked in all the pressure with 9 runs needing off the final over delivered by Woakes.

Stay tuned for the post-match presentations....
West Indies secure the series victory and Shai Diego Hope does it in style!!!! It has been a watchful innings from him and with his calm nerves, he helped his team to cross the finishing line.