Colombo: The West Indies on Thursday defeated England in the thrilling second match of the super eight round in Twenty20 World Cup 2012 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka.
The English team failed to chase a huge target of 180 runs from West Indies and fell short of 15 runs. The blistering inning of 70 runs of 35 balls from English batsman Eoin Morgan goes in vain after the West Indies bowlers gave no chance to other batsmen to free their arms.
After losing two wickets in succession in first over, the Alex Hales 68 and Bairstow 18 gave some stand to the team. Later 107 runs partnership between Morgan and Hales gave hope of winning but the extraordinary fielding from their opponents ruined the plan.
West Indies bowlers took only four wickets with Rampaul leading the line with two consecutive wickets in the first over while Gayle and Samuels shared one wicket each.
Earlier West Indies openers, Charles 84 and Gayle 58 gave a solid opening start to their team providing a chance to set a huge target of 180 runs.