WI vs ENG: ‘Everything came off middle of bat’ says Rovman Powell after century against England;

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WI vs ENG: ‘Everything came off middle of bat’ says Rovman Powell after century against England;

WI vs ENG: West Indies batter Rovman Powell said that everything came off the middle of his bat during his blistering century against England in the third T20I of the five-match series.

West Indies defeated England by 20 runs in the third T20I, thanks to Powell and Nicholas Pooran’s dominance with the bat and a good bowling performance.

“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 Adil Rashid was the most threatening bowler for them, was looking to get 25-30 off him, and then target the others,” said Powell after the game.

“There was a big side and a small side, 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),” he added.

The hosts have taken a 2-1 lead in the five-match series with this victory. On Saturday, the fourth T20I will be played.

With England chasing 225, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals, with only Tom Banton and Philip Salt showing some tenacity with the bat. Banton scored 73 runs and Salt added 57 runs to the total, but it was not enough as the Windies won by 20 runs. Romario Shepherd grabbed three wickets for the West Indies, while Kieron Pollard took two.

Rovman Powell’s 107-run effort and Nicholas Pooran’s 70-run innings had earlier helped West Indies record 224/5 in the stipulated twenty overs. Powell hit four fours and ten sixes in just 53 balls to score 107.

(With ANI Inputs)

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