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Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 08:47 IST

West Indies wins T20 series from England in tense final match

The West Indies held its nerve in the last over to beat world champion England and win their Twenty20 series 3-2 on Thursday.England, defending a measly 132 all out, bowled brilliantly at the death to raise the tension and earn a glimmer of hope at Brian Lara Stadium.

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West Indies' Gudakesh Motie celebrates with Nicholas Pooran taking the wicket of England's Liam Livingstone, right, during the fifth T20 cricket match at Brian Lara Stadium | Image: AP
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The West Indies held its nerve in the last over to beat world champion England and win their Twenty20 series 3-2 on Thursday.

England, defending a measly 132 all out, bowled brilliantly at the death to raise the tension and earn a glimmer of hope at Brian Lara Stadium.

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Fast bowler Reece Topley took out West Indies captain Rovman Powell in a two-run 17th over, and medium-pacer Sam Curran nabbed Andre Russell in a two-run 19th over.

The West Indies was still favored going into the last over, but needed nine runs.

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Jason Holder scored three runs off the first delivery by Chris Woakes with Rehan Ahmed saving a run on the boundary behind square, then Shai Hope smacked his first six over deep point to finish the match.

West Indies made 133-6 and won by four wickets with four balls to spare.

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The home side also won the one-day international series 2-1.

Hope led the West Indies chase with a run-a-ball 43 not out.

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Published December 22nd, 2023 at 07:09 IST

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