Wed. Jul 17th, 2024
England’s 267-3 surpassed their previous highest total of 241, scored against New Zealand in 2019

England 267-3 (20 overs): Salt 119 (57), Buttler 55 (29), Livingstone 54* (21)

West Indies 192 (15.3 overs): Russell 51 (25); Topley 3-37

England won by 75 runs

Scorecard

Phil Salt’s second successive century helped England hit their highest T20 international total in a chaotic 75-run win over West Indies to level the series.

Salt’s astonishing 119 – the highest score by an England men’s batter in the format – came from just 57 balls and included 10 sixes as the tourists finished with 267-3.

Captain Jos Buttler also smashed 55 from 29 balls and Liam Livingstone an unbeaten 54 from 21 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.

West Indies kept up with the imposing run-rate during their entertaining chasing effort but regular wickets cost them, the hosts falling to 192 all out and 75 runs short.

The hosts smashed 87 from the first six overs, but England held their nerve and fought back to break every dangerous partnership, with every bowler taking at least one wicket.

All-rounder Andre Russell gave the hosts some late hope with a dynamic 24-ball half-century before he was the last batter to be dismissed in the 16th over by Reece Topley, who finished with 3-37.

The series is level at 2-2, with the decider taking place at the same venue on Thursday.

England’s record innings in numbers

England’s 267-3 surpasses their previous record in men’s T20 internationals of 241-3 against New Zealand in Napier in 2019
It is the fifth highest total in all men’s T20 internationals
Salt’s 119 took him past Alex Hales’ 116 not out against Sri Lanka at Chattogram in 2014 for the highest score by an England men’s batter in T20 internationals
He is the first England men’s batter to hit two T20 international centuries. Danni Wyatt has also done so for England’s women
Salt is the third men’s batter to hit back-to-back T20 international centuries after Gustav McKeon (France) and Rilee Roussow (South Africa)
He hit 10 sixes in his knock – the most by an England men’s batter in a T20 international innings

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