Twitter Reactions: West Indies thwart England by four wickets to seal the series

West Indies won the series decider by 4 wickets also clinched the series by 3-2.

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In a thrilling finale at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, the West Indies team clinched victory in the decisive T20I against England, securing a 3-2 series win. Opting to bowl after winning the toss, the hosts read the pitch accurately, capitalizing on its bowler-friendly nature. The West Indies bowlers put up an exceptional display, restricting England to a modest 132 in their allotted overs.

Gudakesh Motie’s 3 for 24 and Akeal Hosein’s two wickets led the charge, picking up crucial wickets and stifling England's momentum. Motie's delivery to dismiss the dangerous Phil Salt showcased the Windies' mastery on the two-paced pitch. Jason Holder and Andre Russell contributed with two vital scalps, ensuring England fell short of batting their full quota.

Despite the seemingly achievable target, the hosts faced a few nervy moments, losing wickets sporadically. Johnson Charles, Sherfane Rutherford, and even the usually explosive Andre Russell couldn't convert their starts into substantial contributions. However, Shai Hope's composed innings proved to be the cornerstone of the Windies' chase.

Shai Hope, West Indies bowlers pulled it off in series decider 

Hope remained composed amidst the tension, steering his team to victory with a match-winning six. England's bowlers fought hard to defend the total, with Sam Curran delivering a tight penultimate over, reigniting hopes for the visitors. Jason Holder's timely boundary off Reece Topley followed by Hope's heroics sealed the series for the West Indies.

The win for the Windies was a testament to their bowlers' excellence and Hope's nerve in a pressure-cooker situation. While England's Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali played brief innings, the slow pace of their knocks did not aid their team's cause. Rehan Ahmed's expensive spell added to England's woes, failing to contain the West Indian batters. Ultimately, it was Shai Hope's calculated approach and Jason Holder's crucial contributions that propelled the West Indies to a thrilling victory, securing the series in a closely fought encounter at Tarouba.

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