Connect with us
[entitysport_widget id=appendHtmlForslider_widgetcricket]

Twitter reactions: Sam Curran and Will Jacks guide England to series-levelling win over West Indies in 2nd ODI


Twitter reactions: Sam Curran and Will Jacks guide England to series-levelling win over West Indies in 2nd ODI


In a gripping encounter at the iconic Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, England roared back to life in the three-match ODI series against West Indies, levelling the leg with a convincing win. The clash witnessed stellar performances from both sides, but it was Sam Curran‘s bowling brilliance and Will Jacks‘ batting prowess that stole the spotlight.

Brilliant batting display from Shai Hope and Sam Curran’s fightback

Asked to bat first, West Indies posted a competitive total of 202 runs in 39.4 overs, setting the stage for a challenging chase. Shai Hope led the charge with a crucial innings of 69 runs off 69 balls, showcasing his class with six boundaries and a six. Sherfane Rutherford added significant contributions, tallying 62 runs off 79 deliveries. However, England’s bowling unit, spearheaded by Curran and Liam Livingstone, put up an impressive show, with Curran claiming three wickets and Livingstone matching the feat.

Will Jacks and Jos Buttler shine with the bat for England

Facing a target of 203, England displayed a dominant batting performance, reaching the mark with 13.1 overs to spare. Jacks emerged as the star of the innings, crafting a brilliant 73 runs off 72 balls. Jos Buttler (58 runs off 45 balls) and Harry Brook (43 runs off 49 balls) also played vital roles in England’s successful run chase. The balanced batting lineup ensured victory with six wickets in hand, showcasing their resilience against a determined West Indies bowling attack.

West Indies bowling efforts

Despite their best efforts, West Indies bowlers struggled to make significant breakthroughs to defend the modest total. Gudakesh Motie emerged as the most successful bowler for West Indies, claiming two crucial wickets. However, their collective efforts fell short in the face of England’s determined pursuit of the target.

Also READ: Shane Watson shares his blunt take on David Warner-Mitchell Johnson controversy; Alyssa Healy joins the conversation

Player of the Match

Curran’s exceptional bowling performance earned him the well-deserved ‘Player of the Match’ award. His ability to pick up crucial wickets at key junctures proved pivotal in restricting West Indies and setting up England’s successful run chase.

Series decider awaits

With the series now level at 1-1, the stage is set for a thrilling series decider in the upcoming third ODI. Both teams will be eager to capitalize on the momentum gained from their respective victories, promising cricket enthusiasts another enthralling contest.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Also READ: New Zealand announce their ODI squad to face Bangladesh; maiden call-ups to 3 players


Continue Reading
You may also like...
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Cricket

Most Runs Scored by


To Top