01:58 (IST), Dec 07
West Indies batting display had a rocky start, losing four wickets for just 42 runs within the first 10 overs. However, a resilient partnership emerged between skipper Shai Hope and Sherfane Rutherford, crafting a vital 100-run stand for the 5th wicket. The equilibrium was disrupted when Rutherford departed at 63, and despite Hope’s valiant effort with a captain’s innings of 68, the Windies faced a rapid collapse. England’s bowlers capitalized on the situation, with Sam Curran leading the charge by claiming three significant wickets with the new ball. Gus Atkinson added to the pressure with two wickets, while spinners Liam Livingstone and Rehan Ahmed orchestrated crucial breakthroughs, ensuring West Indies fell short of a formidable total.