England stunned by West Indies

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England were dealt a rare shock on Sunday night as they failed to chase down the West Indies' seemingly tame total of 113 for five in the second Twenty20 international.

England were dealt a rare shock on Sunday night as they failed to chase down the West Indies' seemingly tame total of 113 for five in the second Twenty20 international at The Oval.

The hosts were bowled out for a paltry 88 in 16.4 overs to lose by 25 runs, meaning the two-match series was shared between the two sides.

Garey Mathurin recorded the best figures by a Twenty20 debutant, taking 3 for 9 in his four overs to put England on the back foot early on in the chase.

The slow left-armer took advantage of a tired end-of-season pitch to bamboozle the England top order, dismissing Craig Kieswetter, Ravi Bopara and Jonny Bairstow.

That put the pressure on the hosts, whose jitters were manifested in four run-outs, although credit was also due to some superb fielding by the West Indies.

Devendra Bishoo and skipper Darren Sammy both affected run-outs via direct hits, ensuring that England were unable to build any partnerships as the wickets continued to tumble.

Ben Stokes looked to have the chase under control as he stroked four boundaries on his way to 41, before the left-hander was trapped lbw by Bishoo.

The innings disintegrated from there on as England's young side were guilty of playing some naive cricket.

The West Indies total had looked pitiful during the break, and England would have expected to win in the same convincing fashion that they did on Friday night when they triumphed by 10 wickets.

England's slower bowlers had proven tricky to get away, with debutant Scott Borthwick spinning his way to figures of 1 for 15 in four overs and Samit Patel taking 2 for 22.

The only score of note came from Marlon Samuels, who stroked his way to a run-a-ball 35 not out, hitting three of the nine boundaries recorded in the innings.

However England's top order had no answer to Mathurin and his fellow opener Krishmar Santokie (1 for 17), and the pressure created up front paid off as the West Indies grabbed a share of the spoils.

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