England staged a comeback in the three-match ODI series against the West Indies, securing a convincing 6-wicket victory in the second match. The West Indies had previously taken the lead by winning the opening match. With the series now leveled at 1-1, anticipation rises for the decisive third encounter.
In the second match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, England won the toss and chose to bowl. The West Indies faced a challenging start, managing only 41 runs and losing 4 wickets in the initial 10 overs. Captain Sai Hope, in collaboration with Sherfane Rutherford, orchestrated a significant recovery, forming a crucial partnership of 129 runs in 138 balls. This effort propelled the team’s total to 202 runs in 39.4 overs. Sai Hope contributed 68 runs from 68 balls, while Sherfane Rutherford added 63 runs from 80 balls to steer the West Indies beyond the 200-run mark.
Sam Curran took 3 wickets for England. Liam Livingstone also took 3 wickets. Apart from these, Gus Atkinson and Rehan Ahmed took 2-2 wickets.
In pursuit of 203 runs, England got off to a solid start with openers Phil Salt and Will Jacques. Jos Buttler’s unbeaten 58 and Harry Brook’s unbeaten 43 led England to victory, securing the win with 103 balls to spare in the match.