West Indies vs England, second T20: live score and latest updates from Barbados

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West Indies vs England, second T20: live score and latest updates from Barbados
© AFP West Indies vs England, second T20: live score and latest updates from Barbados – AFP

England face West Indies in second of five-match T20 series at Kensington Oval – start at 8pm, live on BT Sport

06:48 PM

In need of quick redemption 

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Such was the state of the the Ashes humiliation that England fans were doubtless happy to see the world No.1 ranked T20 side take on West Indies in the first of the five-match series. For understandable reasons they were no doubt thinking the white-ball contest in Barbados could not be as shambolic as the thrashing in Australia. 

All hopes of restoring some pride in the national side, however, were gone by midnight on Saturday as the hosts strolled to a nine-wicket win, one based on that familiar failing – an England collapse. 

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Having been sent into bat Eoin Morgan’s side slumped to 49 for seven and from there victory was never a likely possibility. Similarities with the Test team were plentiful with wickets tumbling at regular intervals thanks to some questionable shot selection and some gifting of wickets to the opposition such as with Liam Dawson’s kamikaze run out. 

Today offers a chance of quick redemption for a side not used to being on the wrong end of a T20 humiliation. But if they are to get back in this series Morgan is only too aware that they will have to adapt to the conditions much better than they did in Saturday’s opener. 

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 “We didn’t seem to adapt well enough. We’ll have to come back [on Sunday] with a fresh gameplan because conditions are likely to be similar. Trying to get the mindset around risk and reward we found a challenge [on Saturday],” the England captain said. 

West Indies vs England, second T20: live score and latest updates from Barbados
© AFP Romario Shepherd (R), of West Indies, celebrates the dismissal of Eoin Morgan  – AFP

For the hosts Saturday’s opener couldn’t have gone better to plan. They won the toss, inserted England into bat and from the first over – when danger man Jason Roy was clean bowled – were on top.

The star of the show with the ball was Jason Holder who took four for seven. With the bat Brandon King’s unbeaten 52 from 49 balls underpinned a restrained chase from the Windies, who took few risks as they overhauled a paltry target with 17 balls to spare.

That made Kieron Pollard excited for the rest of the series. 

“When it comes to Kensington Oval and Jason Holder, he steps it up. He was phenomenal for us. We backed it up in the field and the guys really put on a show today,” the West Indies captain said. 

Stay here for all the pre-match team-news and action that will follow. 

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