England won the fourth T20 match against Windies by 75 runs, tying the series. Here’s a recap of the game.
Tom van der Gucht, who made a comment thirty minutes ago, suggested in the Cricket Manager PC game that he would substitute Rashid and Ahmed to take on some high-risk bowling in the hopes of tiring out the Windies players as they went for sixes. However, he also mentioned that if this were a game of stick cricket, he would use dibble-dobbler medium pacers like Brook, as they are difficult to time and hit boundaries against. In hindsight, Tom realizes that being a captain of an international team is more difficult than he originally thought.
It was done in March. It is yet to be seen if you can achieve 267 and suffer losses.
England is at 267-3 in the 20th over, with batsmen Liam Livingstone at 54 and Brook at 6. Jason Holder has the task of bowling the final over, and despite delivering three strong balls, the over still results in 17 runs. Livingstone hits the first ball for four on the offside, followed by a four off a full toss. He finishes the over strongly with another four.
The scoring rate remained consistent at 13 for most of the game. No one performed poorly: the lowest score was 24 by Will Jacks, which was an impressive cameo. Jos Buttler and Phil Salt had another successful partnership, with Salt scoring another hundred. Livingstone also had a dominant performance against the bowlers. England has surpassed their previous T20 record of 241 runs, set four years ago against New Zealand in Napier, by a comfortable margin of 26 runs.
When the time comes, we will remember the quote forever. “Good sportsmanship,” Livingstone says, “to Salty.”
England is currently at 250-3 in the 19th over, with Livingstone at 41 runs and Brook at 3 runs. The next player to come in is Harry Brook, who previously scored 31 runs off of seven balls. He starts off slowly with a single from a leading edge and then follows it up with a stronger two runs. This brings England to a record-breaking score of 250, which was not always achieved in a single day during the 1960s.