England muster 165 after 98-run opening stand
Posted on Mar 14 2014 | IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), March 14 : England somewhat squandered a 98-run opening stand between Michael Lumb (63 off 40 balls, 9 fours, 2 sixes) and Alex Hales (38, 31 balls, 4 fours, 1 six) managing 165 for six in the third and the last Twenty20 International here against West Indies at the Kensington Oval.
England after winning the toss at one stage looked good to get 200, but the middle-order slump left them reeling at 138 for 6 in the 19th over before Chris Joirdan clouted Dwayne Bravo four sixes in the last over to give England something to bowl at Thursday, reports CMC
Left-arm medium pacer got two wickets and then effected a run out to send back Moeen Ali, who came into bat at number seven and not at his customary one drop.
Sheldon Cottrell dismissed both the openers to finish with two for 37).
England 165 for six off 20 overs (Michael Lumb 63, Alex Hales 38, Chris Jordan 27; Krishmar Santokie 2/27, Sheldon Cottrell 2/37) vs West Indies.