Powell Century Sees West Indies Into Series Lead

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A maiden century for Rovman Powell saw West Series win the 3rd T20 international at the Kensington Oval in Barbados with the hosts leading 2-1 heading into the final couple of games over the weekend.

Teams

West Indies made one change from Sunday’s game with Powell coming in for Odean Smith while England made five changes from that game with Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Phil Salt, George Garton and Tymal Mills coming into the team (Brook, Salt and Garton all making debuts in this format).

West Indies: Shai Hope (wk), Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (capt), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell

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England: Jason Roy, Tom Banton, James Vince, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali (c), Harry Brook, Phil Salt, George Garton, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills, Reece Topley

England would win the toss and elect to field first.

West Indies Innings

King would be the first man out as he would be bowled by Garton for 10 before Hope would be caught by Banton off the bowling of Livingstone in the final over of the powerplay for 4. After a massive partnership, Pooran would be caught by Livingstone off the bowling of Rashid for 70 off 43 balls before Powell (pictured below) would be out in the penultimate over, caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Topley for 107 off 53 balls.

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Allen would be caught by Banton off the bowling of Mills for a golden duck – Sheppard and Polland would be the not out batsmen with 11 off 5 balls and 9 off 4 balls respectively.

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England Innings

Roy would be the first man out, caught by Holder off the bowling of Shepherd for 19 before Vince would be caught by Pollard off the bowling of Hosein for 16. Ali would be caught by Powell off the bowling of Pollard without scoring before Livingstone would be caught by Hosein off the bowling of Shepherd for 11.

Banton (pictured below) would be caught by Holder off the bowling of Pollard for 73 off 39 balls before Brook would be caught by Powell of the bowling of Holder for 10. Garton would the seventh wicket to fall, bowled by Cottrell, for 2 before Rashid would be run out by the same player for 1. Salt would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by Shepherd, for 57 off 24 balls with Mills and Topley finishing 1 and 2 not out respectively.

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WI 224/5 (20 overs), ENG 204/9 (20 overs)

Game 4 of the series takes place on Saturday at 8 pm BST/4 pm AST at the same ground.

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