England vs West Indies 2nd ODI Highlights Today 5 March 2017
Watch West Indies vs England cricket highlights today. ENG vs WI highlights of the second One Day International played at North Sound. A desperately slow pitch and a disciplined bowling performance from England restricted West Indies to just 225 in the first innings of the second ODI in Antigua.
West Indies, bowled out with 13 deliveries of their allocation unused, mustered only 15 fours in their entire innings as they struggled to time the ball on the same begrudging and perhaps slightly two-paced surface used for the first ODI. Five batsmen fell to mishits that ballooned catches to the infield.
While the total looked some way under par, England may not find the chase as straightforward as it might first appear. This is a surface that does little to encourage batsmen, bowlers or spectators, so they may need to temper their natural attacking instincts if they are to progress.
West Indies never found a way to conquer the surface. While Evin Lewis showed a flash of his talent, taking successive boundaries off the first over of the innings (a long hop cut for four, followed by a thumping cover drive), Steven Finn removed both him and West Indies’ other aggressive top-order batsman, Kieran Powell, in his opening spell to ensure a cautious start. Lewis was caught off the leading edge as he tried to turn one across the line, while Powell top-edged an attempted pull.
That took Finn to 100 ODI wickets. The tenth England player to reach the landmark, he also became the third quickest (in terms of matches played) after Darren Gough and Stuart Broad, who both reached the milestone in the 62nd match. This was Finn’s 67th.