Basseterre: England ended their Caribbean tour on an upbeat note when they thrashed West Indies by eight wickets in the final T20I Sunday to sweep the three-match series.
Fast-medium bowler David Willey (4/7) rattled through West Indies’ top order with a splendid three-over spell as England dismissed the home team for a paltry 71 in 13 overs here in St Kitts and Nevis. Willey was ably supported by Mark Wood (3/9).
The capitulation left West Indies with the ignominy of being the first team to score less than 75 in consecutive T20I, following their 45-run total in the second game Friday.
No West Indies batsman scored more than 11. In reply, it took England just 10.3 overs to polish off their victory target with Jonny Bairstow (37, 31b, 4×4, 2×6) playing a quickfire knock.
The dye was cast from the first ball on a slowish wicket when Shai Hope gave an easy catch to short cover off Willey.
Captain Eoin Morgan was particularly pleased with the performance of some of his fringe players who got a chance to play when several first-choice players were rested. West Indies captain Jason Holder said his team needed to learn to adjust to the batting conditions.
England return home having improved as their tour progressed. They lost the test series 2-1 then drew the ODIs 2-2 before sweeping the T20I matches.
West Indies 71 in 13 overs (David Willey 4/7, Mark Wood 3/9) lost to England 72/2 in 10.3 overs (Jonny Bairstow 37) by 8 wickets.