Bridgetown: West Indies skipper Shai Hope said that he was happy with the batters’ performance in the third ODI match of the series against England at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on Saturday. Speaking at the post-match presentation, Hope said, “Till my runs are contributing to the win, I am happy.”
The Caribbean skipper added that he remembered his international debut while leading the West Indies side in the third ODI match since it was also played at the same ground.
He also heaped praise on Matthew Forde and said that he has a bright future ahead of him. Forde was also named the ‘Player of the Match’ following his extraordinary performance.
While concluding, he said, “Any chance to play for the Windies is a massively proud feeling.”
“We got the win; that’s what we wanted. I don’t think much. I stick to the basics. I try to play the situation. I am setting a decent example for my team. It was great to see the batters chipping in with good performances. There is too much history in cricket. It’s hard to keep up with them. I remember making my debut here. It is always an amazing feeling. Forde has a bright future,” Hope said.
Recapping the game, after winning the toss, the Caribbeans decided to field first. Following this, Philip Salt (4 runs from 6 balls) and Will Jacks (17 runs from 20 balls) opened for the English side but failed to make an eye-catching inning.
However, Ben Duckett (71 runs from 73 balls) played a fiery knock and was the only standout batter for the away side. Duckett’s stellar knock helped to maintain his side’s middle order and took England to 206/9.
Meanwhile, Matthew Forde and Alzarri Joseph led the Caribbean bowling attack after picking up three wickets each in their respective spells. The four-wicket win helped the West Indies clinch a 2-1 series victory.
‘We were a few short with bat’: Buttler
Bridgetown:After England’s disappointing four-wicket loss against the West Indies in the third match of the series at Kensington in Bridgetown on Sunday, skipper Jos Buttler said they were up to the mark with the bat. Speaking at the post-match presentation, Buttler praised Duckett and Livingstone’s partnership in the first inning, which helped them give a good score. He added that they made a few mistakes while batting. He also added that the English side is looking forward to the T20I series against the Caribbeans now.