West Indies had to score 30 runs to win in the last over. The match would have been tied for 29 runs. The Caribbean team, chasing England’s target of 172 runs, stood till the last, but could only manage 28 runs with two fours, three sixes and two wide balls.
Thus in the second T-match, West Indies missed out on just one run and England leveled the five-match series 1-1. England were thrashed by West Indies by nine wickets in the first T20I here after losing the Ashes series 4-0.
In the second T20, when sent to bat first, England scored 171 for eight. After opener Jason Roy contributed 45 runs in 31 balls, West Indies chased down the target and lost seven wickets for 78 runs in 13 overs.
At one point his score was 111 for eight and he had to score 60 runs in three overs. West Indies number 10 batsman Akil Hossain hit three consecutive sixes off the last three balls of Shakib Mahmood. He remained unbeaten on 44 off 16 balls with the help of three fours and four sixes. All-rounder Romario Shepherd remained unbeaten on 44 off 28 balls with the help of one four and five sixes.
Both shared a partnership of 72 runs in 29 balls. 30 runs were needed in the last over and Hossain made the one-sided match exciting with three sixes. However, he missed by one run. For England, Moeen Ali took three wickets for 24 runs in four overs. The third T20 match will be played on Wednesday.