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“The West Indies defeated England by a margin of 10 runs in the second T20 match, according to live updates.”

There were shades of Mal Loye in that shot. It was a six, followed by a club over midwicket. Holder also lost his line again with the follow-up, resulting in a wide ball. The over ended with three singles, giving England a total of fifteen runs.

In the third over, England’s score is 15-1 with Salt scoring 5 runs and Jacks also scoring 5 runs. Jacks takes the place of his struggling captain and starts off with a strong drive through cover for four points.

Buttler hits a weak shot towards the fielder at short cover. He appears disappointed as he walks off and inspects his bat. England’s attempt to score runs is not progressing smoothly, much like putting my toddler to bed at the moment…

In the second over, England has a score of 8 runs with Salt scoring 3 and Butler scoring 5. Jason Holder delivers the new ball with strong force and it’s a good, cautious over. England can only manage to score three runs from it.

Jon ‘Guns’ Hotten would be aware, obviously.

The first over of the game saw England score 5 runs without losing a wicket. Phil Salt had a close call on the first ball as he managed to hit a leading edge that landed safely despite multiple fielders rushing in. He then scored his first run with a gentle hit towards the leg side, visibly relieved. Jos Buttler’s next move was impressive as he rocked back and sliced the ball through the off side, earning four runs for England. The team needed to maintain a run rate of nine per over and they started off with five runs in the first over.

Without any delay, the players are now on the field. I can hear my young child trying to stay up later in the next room. I am curious which is more challenging to handle – a fast-paced T20 match or a tired two and a half year old? Salt and Buttler are the opening batsmen for England, while Akeal Hosein will begin with some spin for West Indies.

England must score 177 runs to tie the series.

That’s all for now! Holder is caught on the last ball of the innings – Mills finishes strong with 2-30 off four overs.

Source: theguardian.com