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Russell, Chase triple wicket hauls constrict US for 128

Andre Russell and Roston Chase with their triple wicket hauls contained the United States for 128 in their second Super 8 game at Barbados.

West Indies was scheduled to play the second Super 8 match of the tournament against the United States on June 22 in Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Apart from losing their first game, West Indies faced another major setback after their aggressive opening batter Brandon King sustained an injury during the game against England.

Though Kyle Mayers has been officially approved as the replacement for the injured Brandon King, he was expected to join the squad on Saturday. On the other hand, the United States made a couple of changes in their playing 11 by including Milind Kumar and Shadley as replacements for Jessy and Shayan.

West Indies and United States still struggle to register their maiden victory of the Super 8 round after playing a game each. United States and West Indies both will be keen to register their maiden victory of the round in order to stay alive in the semifinal race.

Since the start of the inning, West Indies had an upper hand in the match by bagging wickets at regular intervals and restricted US from building a partnership.

Speaking of the match. winning the toss, West Indies decided to bowl first where United States opening batters Steven Taylor and Andries Gous opened the inning. Steven Taylor who was at the striker’s end made a steady start by scoring just 2 runs in the first five balls he faced.

In the second over, Andre Russell dismissed Taylor for 2 runs and made an early breakthrough. With a wicket in the second over, United States gets under pressure to build a decent partnership in the powerplay. Nitish Kumar and Andries Gous started to build a partnership as expected.

The duo added 48 runs for the second wicket. Motie broke the partnership by dismissing Nitish Kumar for 20 runs in the seventh over. Following the dismissal, Andries Gous who scored 29 off 16 deliveries lost his wicket to Alzarri Joseph in the 8th over before creating an impact on the scoreboard.

After the United States top order batters failed to score the needed runs, the middle-order batters were expected to build a match saving partnership but West Indies bowlers strangled them by bagging quick wickets.

At the end of 16 overs, US scored 102 runs for 6 wickets loss and got no momentum before entering the final 4 overs. With a handy, 14 off 6 from Ali Khan, United States scored 128 runs for 10 wickets loss at the end of 19.5 overs.

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