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Who won Man of the Match (MOM) in WI vs ENG, 3rd T20I, today?

The 3rd T20I of a blistering series was played at the Kensington Oval, Barbados. England made 4 changes. 3 debutants, Phil Salt, George Garton and Harry Brook were brought in addition to this, Liam Livingston was included in the playing XI in place of Saqib Mahmood. Eoin Morgan was injured so, Moeen Ali was captaining today whereas from the West Indies, Odean Smith missed out and Rovman Powell came in. Let’s look at how the match went and who won the man of the match (MOM) in WI vs ENG, 3rd T20I, today?

Pitch Conditions– Live fresh pitch with a bit of grass.

Playing XI

West Indies – Shai Hope (wk), Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (capt), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell

England– Jason Roy, Tom Banton, James Vince, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali (capt), Harry Brook, Phil Salt, George Garton, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills, Reece Topley

Who won Man of the Match (MOM) in WI vs ENG, 3rd T20I ?

west indies, who won MOM in WI vs ENG, 3rd T20I, today? rovman powell, tom banton

ROVMAN POWELL- Powell was roped in for this match and justified his selection with a magnificent 107 from just 53 balls. The ease with which he was hitting the ball was next to nothing. Powell has been in and out of the West Indies squad for quite some time. If he continues to play like this, he’ll definitely be the one to watch out for!

What did the Match of the match (MOM) say?

“I came to know last night (about selection), had a chat with the captain, the plan was me splitting the two left-handers, Pooran and Bravo. It’s all about improvement, wrist spin was an issue for me in the past, but I went away and worked on it over the last 6-7 months. We knew Rashid was the most threatening bowler for them, was looking to get 25-30 off him, and then target the others. There was a big side and a small side, I didn’t want either two right-handers or left-handers to Rashid. Everything came off the middle of the bat today. Yes, I knew Universe Boss and Evin Lewis (were the only ones to have scored T20I hundreds for West Indies).”

– Rovman Powell (MOM)

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1st Innings

west indies, who won MOM in WI vs ENG, 3rd T20I, today? rovman powell, tom banton

England won the toss and opted to bowl first on a fairly green top. George Garton, took his first international wicket, bowling Brandon King, out on 10. Shai Hope departed early as well. Just it was looking like there will be a collapse, Nickolas Pooran and Rovman Powell came out to bat. After that, there was absolute carnage. Pooran smashed the English bowlers around the park but got out making a brilliant 70 from 43 balls whereas Powell showed his strength and went on to score a century! He smashed 10 sixes in his innings. West Indies set a target of 225 runs.

2nd Innings

west indies, who won MOM in WI vs ENG, 3rd T20I, today? rovman powell, tom banton

Jason Roy and Tom Banton started the chase. Roy went out cheaply, making 19 whereas Banton made a fabulous 73 from just 39 balls. Moeen Ali went for a duck, Phil Salt, showed some grit and made 57 runs but eventually, the English batters fell short of the target by 20 runs. West Indies took an upper hand in the series with a lead of 2-1 in the 5-match T20I series.

Match Summary

West Indies – 224/5 (20 overs) ( R. Powell -107, N. Pooran- 70, A. Rashid- 1/25 in 4 overs)

England– 204/9 (20 overs) ( T. Banton- 73, P. Salt- 57, R. Shepherd- 3/59 in 4 overs)

West Indies won by 20 runs.


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