The England cricket team made a great start to the T20 World Cup being played in UAE and Oman by defeating two-time world champion West Indies on Saturday. This is England’s first win over West Indies in the T20 World Cup. During England’s innings in this match, West Indies spinner Akil Hossain caught such a catch, which made a lot of headlines on social media. This incident happened in the seventh over of England’s innings, where England batsman Liam Livingstone played a straight shot towards the bowler. Here Aqeel carried out this impossible catch by diving on his left side.
Due to his catch, Livingstone’s innings was restricted to one run. Akil also bowled the first over of England’s innings in this match. He performed brilliantly for his team, taking two wickets for 24 runs in four overs. West Indies may have suffered defeat in this match, but this match became a memorable one for Aqeel. Apart from him, one wicket went to fast bowler Ravi Rampaul, who sent opener Jason Roy to the pavilion.
Earlier, West Indies were bundled out for 55 runs in the 15th over due to the brilliant performance of the England bowlers led by Adil Rashid. With this, the West Indies team has been dismissed on its second lowest T20 score. His minimum T20 score is 45 runs, which was made against England in 2019 itself. This is the third lowest score in the T20 World Cup after 39 and 44 (both Netherlands). The most runs for West Indies came from the bat of Chris Gayle, who scored 13 runs with the help of three fours. Apart from Gayle, none of the team’s batsmen could reach double digits. For England, Adil Rashid took the maximum four wickets while wrapping up the Lord’s order of the West Indies.