West Indies draws T20 Intl series with England

West Indies, missing many of their best T20 players to the Champions League (T&T team, Dwayne Bravo and Pollard playing for other teams) and with Gayle still not on the team, dismissed England for a measly 88, replying to their total of 113-5.

After losing the first match by 10 wickets, 113 seemed an easy knock for the impressive English team.  However, it was not to be.  Bowlers Mathurin and Santokie, making their West Indian debut, started off with early wickets.  Sammy was conservative and, getting desperate, 4 of the last 5 English players were run out.  Man of the match was left-arm spinner from St. Lucia, Mathurin, was the player of the match with 3-9 from his 4 overs.

Series ends in a 1-1 draw.   One positive for cricket fans is that Santokie and Mathurin (especially Santokie) have finally been given the chance that is long overdue in the shorter forms (T20I and ODI) of the game.







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