Strong romario shepherd become shepherd for west indies in series decider , eNG vs wI 3rd ODI.

Romario shepherd become shepherd for west indies

In a remarkable showdown against England in Barbados, West Indies clinched a memorable series win, thanks in large part to an outstanding performance by Romario Shepherd. Despite a rain-interrupted match, West Indies found themselves in a favorable position during the run chase, needing 72 runs from 78 balls with seven wickets in hand. However, Will Jacks, defying the odds, delivered a spell that turned the tide of the game.

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west indies won series with 2-1 , image – getty image.

Jacks’ Spell Shifts Momentum

Jacks showcased his skills by claiming three quick wickets, dismissing Shimron Hetmyer, Sherfane Rutherford, and the well-set Keacy Carty in consecutive overs. This sudden turn of events saw West Indies slip to 135/6 in pursuit of the 188-run target. A pivotal moment arose when Shepherd was batting at 4, and the absence of a slip fielder could have added more pressure on the home side.

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will jacks , image – getty image

With 43 runs required off 33 balls, Romario Shepherd unleashed his batting skills , hitting a six off Rehan Ahmed before capitalizing on Gus Atkinson’s wayward deliveries. Atkinson’s unfortunate over cost England dearly, leaking 24 runs and relieving the pressure on West Indies. In the end, the hosts sealed the victory in the following over.

England’s Early Strikes and West Indies’ Resilience

England made an early breakthrough with Atkinson removing Brandon King in the second over of the chase. However, Keacy Carty and Alick Athanaze’s contributions provided West Indies with a solid start. Athanaze’s promising innings was cut short by Atkinson, but not before he added crucial runs to the board. Captain Shai Hope’s departure after a six gave England a glimmer of hope.

Dramatic Day Marred by Rain

Rain disrupted the game, reducing it to a 43-overs per side contest, prompting West Indies to opt for bowling first. Debutant Forde impressed by taking a wicket in his opening over and struck again in the second, removing Zak Crawley. Forde’s early brilliance left England struggling at 45/3.

The collapse continued as England found themselves at 49/5, with a bit of hesitation costing Harry Brook his wicket. Jos Buttler’s dismissal for a first-ball duck added to England’s woes. Ben Duckett and Liam Livingstone then formed a crucial partnership, rescuing England from a precarious situation.

Duckett’s fifty, marked by powerful shots, and Livingstone’s contributions with the bat provided England with a glimmer of hope. However, Shepherd’s return to the attack proved decisive as he dismissed both well-set batsmen in successive overs. Despite a late surge from England’s lower order, they fell short, resulting in a series loss.

In summary, Romario Shepherd’s exceptional performance and England’s early struggles defined a dramatic day in Barbados, ultimately securing a memorable series victory for West Indies.


Shai Hope, Player of the Series: We got the win, that’s what we wanted. Till my runs are contributing to the win, I am happy. I don’t think much. I stick to the basics. I try to play the situation. I am setting a decent example for my team. Great to see the batters chipping in with good performances. Too much of history in cricket. Hard to keep up with them. I remember making my debut here. It is always an amazing feeling. Forde has a bright future. Any chance to play for the Windies is a massive proud feeling.

Brief scores: England 206/9 in 40 overs (Ben Duckett 71, Liam Livingstone 45; Matthew Forde 3/29) lost to West Indies 191/6 in 31.4 overs (Keacy Carty 50, Alick Athanaze 45; Will Jacks 3/22) by 4 wickets (DLS method)

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