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England fail trial by spin as West Indies take 2-0 series lead

Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s comprehensive, live coverage of the second T20 international between West Indies and England in Grenada. This is not a must-win game for England, as it is a five-match series, but it is a truly winnable game – for the series, because of their spirit and to lubricate the currently activated reset button. got stuck.

England have lost a lot of white-ball matches in recent months, and on this tour they have struggled to take the lead in tight matches. There were times in the first match in Barbados when England were in control: when they were 112/2 after 10 overs, then when the West Indies were 123/6 chasing 172. But this West Indies team, like the Their T20 greats of the 2010s, hitting deeper and hitting longer than their opponents. Rovman Powell and Andre Russell, a good attacking No. 8, finished the match with fours and sixes.

One of the big plus points for England was the performance of teenage run-spinner Rehan Ahmed, who kept his nerve after picking up three sixes in the first innings. Rehan and Adil Rashid, playing his 100th T20 international, saw five of the six wickets fall. “I definitely consider him a younger brother,” Rashid said. “He is 19 years old. He has his own journey. We always talk; Just keep it simple, enjoy and let nature take its course. The more he plays and the more experience he gets, the better things will get for him.

“We are completely different bowlers. He threw the ball a little faster. I try to fly a little more, with a few more variations. But it’s great to see it happen in tandem – two people bowling. Myself and Reh, we will continue to work hard, try to do our thing, try to do the best we can and leave the rest to the selectors and the team.”

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