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England wrapped up the Twenty20 series (3-0), thrashing the West Indies in the last two matches in St. Kitts (last Friday and Sunday), dismissing the regional team for just 45, the second lowest international Twenty20 series ever in the second match.

And in the final match the West Indies again suffered a humiliating defeat as it took England just two hours and 10.3 overs to dispose the West Indies by eight wickets at Warner Park to complete a ruthless whitewash of the World champions on Sunday.

For the second straight match the hosts capitulated for a paltry 71 off 10.3 overs-their third lowest Twenty20 International total- after choosing to bat first.

In the second match at the same venue England who was put in to bat, too struggled early on, slipping to 32-4 in the sixth over, but Joe Root and Sam Billings shared a 72-run partnership to resurrect the innings. Root struck 55 off 40 balls, while Billings blasted his way to 87 off 47 balls, with a massive 44 runs coming from the final two overs to see England post a competitive score of 182-6.

But it was not all expected as England blew away the Windies after their triumph in the Tests and the tied ODI series earlier in the tour.

Chris Jordan was the star of the show, taking 4-8 runs in his two overs.

West Indies run chase would depend on the hard-hitting Chris Gayle, but he and fellow opener Shai Hope both fell to David Willey (2-18) in the third over.

In the final match West Indies batsmen showed a lack of discipline and only four players reached double figures, with opener John Campbell and Nicholas Pooran all scoring 11, and last man Obed McCoy getting 10. Gayle did not play in the match.

The Windies were undermined by left-arm seamer David Willey who produced career-best figures of four wickets for seven runs to claim Man-of-the-Match honors.

England then wasted little time in reaching their target off 63 balls, with opener Jonny Bairstow blasting 37 off 31 balls, striking four fours two sixes. He put on 28 with fellow openers Alex Hales (20) before adding a further 32 for the second wicket with Joe Root, who was on four at the end.

Posted 12:00 am, March 13, 2019
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