Salt Wounds West Indies to Level Series

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England 267 for 3 (Salt 119, Buttler 55, Livingstone 54 not out) beat West Indies 192 (Russell 51, Pooran 39, Topley 3-37) by 75 runs

By Prior Beharry

PHIL Salt is on fire. A scintillating 57-ball 119 by him put the fourth T20I game out of the reach of the West Indies to level the series two-a-piece with the fifth and final one at the same venue at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba on Thursday.

Despite being snubbed by the Indian Premier League (IPL), Salt shared in a second consecutive hundred opening partnership with Jos Butler that helped England to 267 for 3, the second highest T20I scored by a Full Member nation. It was also Salt’s second ton in a row.

Salt’s century came off just 48 balls and his 119 was the highest in this format for an Englishman.

West Indies fell 75-runs short with Andre Russell getting to 51, Nicholas Pooran 39 and Sherfane Rutherford 36.

The match yielded 33 sixes with Salt accounting for ten of then with Russell and Pooran hitting five and four respectively.

West Indies were bowled out for 192 in 15.3 overs.

AZP News Photo Editor Azlan Mohammed captures some of the action below:

Chris Woakes juggles but holds on to a catch to dismiss Kyle Mayers
West Indies skipper Rovman Powell is bowled by Adil Rashid for 4
Sherfane Rutherford walks back to the dugout. LBW by Rehan Ahmed for 36
Phil Salt


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