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West Indies put England in their place

HAPPY WITH VICTORY: West Indies captain Darren Sammy led his team to victory at The Oval

WEST INDIES snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a sensational 25-run Twenty20 win against England at the Oval today.

Having made just 113 for 5 in another woeful batting display, Darren Sammy’s team fought back to end England’s unblemished international record this summer. They were to bowl their hosts out for a paltry 88 to send their legion of fans home happy.
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t was an amazing turnaround after the Caribbean outfit were outplayed and subsequently lost Friday’s first T20 match against England by a humbling 10 wickets.

Bowler Garey Mathurin took the man-of-the-match honours for his 3 for 9 in his four overs, the best return by a T20 debutant.

Krishmar Santokie – another debutant - backed Mathurin all the way, ending with 1 for 17 in just three overs.

The bowling heroics were certainly required after the visitors made the lowest ever T20 score at the south London venue. Top scorer for Windies was Marlon Samuels with a patient 38 not out.

But the Windies were to bowl and field much better than they had batted to give themselves a surprise but deserved win.

Ironically, England won the world T20 crown in the Caribbean in May 2010.

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