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England ease to West Indies win

11th March 2019, 00:17 by Michael Holland

England dismissed West Indies for just 71, with David Willey taking 4-7, as they completed a 3-0 T20 series win in St Kitts.

Just two days after the hosts collapsed to 45 all out, England ripped through their batting order again in just 13 overs to claim an easy eight-wicket win in the final match of the series.

As well as Willey impressing, Mark Wood took 3-9 and Adil Rashid 2-18 as the England bowlers dominated. It was then down to Jonny Bairstow, who struck 37 from 31 balls, as the tourists chased down the target in 10.3 overs.

Willey was delighted with his performance, which could not come at a better time with the World Cup fast approaching, and hopes to be in contention.

"My role up front is to swing the ball," he said. "It didn't swing today but I put it in the right area, there was a bit of hold in the pitch and it forced some errors from the West Indies batsman.

"I'd like to it helps my World Cup chances but it's a different format. As long as I'm taking wickets up front, that's the key for me.

"It's definitely not pace, so swing and variations are the key for me in that powerplay to take early wickets."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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