West Indies clinches T20 series against England

Holder omitted from Windies squad
West Indies’ bowler Jason Holder.
Associated Press / Arnulfo Franco
West Indies won the three-match T20 series (3-2) in the final match against England at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday. All five matches were played at the same venue before a large English cricket fans.
A “beaver-trick” (4 wickets for no runs) from fast bowler Jason Holder sealed the victory by 17 runs in the final match.
Holder became the first West Indies bowler to take a T20 hat-trick and the fourth-ever bowler to take four wickets in four balls, as England chasing a  victory target of 180, slipped from 162/6, with five deliveries remaining, to 162 all out. He ended with five wickets for five for 27 off 2.5 overs.
The West Indies team, which decided to bat first after Captain Kieron Pollard won the toss, posted 179/4 off their allotted 20 overs with the  captain leading the way with 41 not out (25 balls, two sixes and a four) while Rovman Powell shared an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 74 in 5.2 overs.
Opener Brandon King contributed 34, while fellow opener Kyle Myers 31 and Nicholas Pooran 21.
Leg-spinner Adil Rashid and fellow leg-spinner Liam Livingstone had identical figures of 2/17 for England.
The West Indies head to India this week for a three-match ODI series and a three-match T20 series.

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