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Patna : England beat West Indies (WI) by 6 wickets in a Group 1 match of ICC T20 World Cup at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE, on October 23, 2021, night, with opener Jos Buttler scoring an unbeaten 24 in 22 balls with 3 fours while captain Eoin Morgan remained 7 not out in 7 balls hitting 1 four. Chasing a small target of 56, England scored 56/4 in only 8.2 overs. England had won the toss and opted to bowl. England spinner Moeen Ali was named Player Of The Match.
WI bowlers particularly fast medium bowler Ravi Rampaul and spinner Akeal Hosein gave the England batters tough time on the crease making scoring difficult. England were 30/2 after 4.1 overs. Opener Jason Roy fell to Rampaul for 11 while Jonny Bairstow fell to Akeal Hosein for 9. Moeen Ali was run out for 3 and it was 36/3. Liam Livingstone fell to Hosein for 1 with the latter taking a brilliant catch. Hosein took 2/24 in 4 overs.
Batting first, WI were dismissed for only 55 runs in 14.2 overs with spinner Adil Rashid taking 4/2 in 2.2 overs while fellow spinner Moeen Ali took 2/17 in 4 overs. Fast medium bowler Tymal Mills took 2/17 in 4 overs. Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan took 1 wicket each. Chris Gayle was top scorer for WI with 13 runs.