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England beat West Indies in T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 clash

England secured a comfortable eight-wicket victory over the West Indies in the ongoing Super 8 round of the T20 World Cup 2024 at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia on Thursday.
Chasing a target of 181 runs, England achieved their goal in 17.3 overs. Phil Salt and Jonny Bairstow remained unbeaten, adding 97 runs in just 44 balls for the third wicket, steering England to a significant win in their Super 8 opener.Salt concluded the innings with an unbeaten 87 off 47 deliveries, featuring seven fours and five sixes. His explosive performance included smashing Romario Shepherd for 30 runs in the 16th over.Bairstow played a crucial role with 48 runs off 26 balls, including five fours and two sixes.For the West Indies, Andre Russell and Roston Chase managed to take one wicket each as they suffered their first defeat in the T20 World Cup 2024.

Earlier in the match, after winning the toss and electing to bowl first, England restricted West Indies to 180-4 in their allotted 20 overs.West Indies started strongly, reaching 36-0 in four overs with openers Johnson Charles and Brandon King leading the charge. However, King retired hurt due to a suspected groin injury after scoring 23 runs off 13 balls.Charles contributed 38 runs off 34 balls and combined for a 54-run partnership with Nicholas Pooran, who replaced King. Rovman Powell provided a fiery cameo with 36 runs off 17 balls, including five sixes, but West Indies managed only 43 runs in the last five overs while losing a couple of wickets.Sherfane Rutherford remained unbeaten on 28 runs off 15 balls towards the end of the innings.Adil Rashid was the standout bowler for England, finishing with figures of 1-21 in four overs. Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, and Liam Livingstone also chipped in with a wicket each.Both teams made their debut in the Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup with this match.

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