BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- West Indies captain Darren Sammy hit a blazing 30 not out off just nine balls to pilot the world champions team to a five-wicket win over England in the second T20 International on Tuesday.
Sammy’s power-hitting came as the Windies asking rate climbed to over 10 runs per over in the final stages. They reached 155-5 off 18.5 overs in reply to England’s 152-7 off 20 overs at Kensington Oval.
The Man of the Match award went to left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie, who had career-best figures of 4-0-21-4 – with a combination of slower ball and cutters.
The victory gave the West Indies an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
M Lumb LBW Santokie 4
A Hales c Simmons b Bravo 40
M Ali LBW Santokie 5
E Morgan* c Simmons b Badree 3
J Buttler+ c Sammy b Santokie 67
R Bopara c Bravo b Santokie 14
L Wright not out 7
T Bresnan c Ramdin b Dwayne Bravo 7
Extras: (b 1, lb 3, w 1) 5
Total: 152/7 (20 Overs)
Did not Bat: J Tredwell, S Parry, J Dernbach
Fall of Wickets: 1-13 (Lumb, 1.6 ov), 2-21 (Ali, 3.3 ov), 3-26 (Morgan, 4.6 ov), 4-102 (Hales, 13.5 ov), 5-137 (Buttler, 18.2 ov), 6-143 (Bopara, 18.6 ov), 7-152 (Bresnan, 19.6 ov)
West Indies Bowling: S Badree 4-0-16-1, K Santokie 4-0-21-4, M Samuels 2-0-17-0, R Rampaul 3-0-30-0, D Sammy 1-0-17-0, Dwayne Bravo 4-0-34-2, A Russell 2-0-13-0.
West Indies (Target 153)
D Smith c Bresnan b Dernbach 30
C Gayle b Bresnan 36
M Samuels c Hales b Bresnan 28
L Simmons c Buttler b Wright 19
A Russell c Hales b Bresnan 2
D Sammy not out 30
Dwayne Bravo not out 8
Extras: (w 2) 2
Total: 155/5 (18.5 Overs)
Did not Bat: D Ramdin+, R Rampaul, K Santokie, S Badree
England Bowling: T Bresnan 3.5-0-51-2, J Dernbach 3-0-30-1, J Tredwell 4-0-27-0, R Bopara 4-0-10-1, S Parry 2-0-17-0, L Wright 2-0-20-1.
Result: West Indies won by 5 wickets
Series: West Indies 2-0 England
Toss: England won the toss and elected to bat
Twenty20 International Debuts: Moeen Ali (England) & Stephen Parry (England)
Man of the Match: Krishmar Santokie (West Indies)
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (Barbados) & Peter Nero (T&T)
TV Umpire: Nigel Duguid (Guyana)
Match Referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve Umpire: Joel Wilson (T&T)