WI vs ENG: ‘Still confident about making comeback into series’ says Mooen Ali;
West Indies defeated England by 20 runs in the third T20I, thanks to the dominance of Rovman Powell and Nicholas Pooran with the bat and a good bowling performance.
“The guys played very well, more so with us having three debutants. They batted well, they’re powerful and kept coming at us. This was a better wicket, the smaller boundaries and the wind blowing on one side, the partnership took the game away from us, but we were in the game for a long time and I’m happy for the boys,” said Moeen Ali after the game.
“Salt was outstanding, hopefully going forward this will help him a lot, we know what he can do at the domestic level. We’re still confident about making a comeback into the series,” 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)