Five years later, England bowlers hit back with a vengeance. West Indies had defeated England to win their second ICC T20 World Cup in 2016 with a certain Carlos Braithwaite hammering Ben Stokes for four sixes at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on a sweaty April night. Fast forward to 2021, this is what happened -- both Braithwaite and Stokes are nowhere to be seen as teams assembled in the middle east for the delayed seventh edition of the T20 World Cup. And England took on the Windies in their Super 12, Group 1 opener in Dubai after the Australia vs South Africa clash. The flambouyant Windies batters didn't last long, getting only 55 in 14.2 overs with veteran Chris Gayle the only one to reach double figures, a princely 13 off 13. It was a collapse of epic proportions for a batting line-up featuring some of the biggest names in T20 cricket. This was Windies' second-lowest T20I score, and the third-lowest in T20 World Cup for any team. And the wrecker in chief was Adil Rashid, who took four wickets for two runs in a spell of 2.2 overs. Tymal Mills and Moeen Ali took a couple each, while Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan got one apiece. Windies gave themselves a fighting chance by taking early wickets, but a target of 56 was too little. Catch highlights and cricket scores of ENG vs WI, ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Super 12 match here.
9:54 PM IST: Result
Kieron Pollard introduces himself and a double off the first ball. Jos Buttler hits the next for a four to square leg boundary. England win by six wickets. ENG - 56/4 (8.2); WI - 55 (14.2)
9:51 PM IST: England Need 6
Obed McCoy continues. Three singles, then Eoin Morgan hit the fourth ball for a four to deep mid-wicket. A dot. Seven from the over. England need six runs. ENG - 50/4 (8)
9:47 PM IST: England Need 13
Akeal Hosein completes his spell. Four from the last over. His figures: 2/24. England need 13 runs. Skipper Eoin Morgan is the new batter for England. ENG - 43/4 (7)
9:42 PM IST: Four Down
Akeal Hosein, you beauty. A stunning caught & bowled to send Liam Livingstone (1 off 2) back. Third umpire takes his sweet time to come to a verdict, cheking if Akeal takes a clean catch as he lands with the ball. ENG - 39/4 (6.1)
9:37 PM IST: Powerplay Over
Five runs and a wicket from Obed McCoy's first over. England need 17 runs in 84 balls. ENG 39/3 (6)
9:33 PM IST: Three Down
Bowling change. Obed McCoy on. Jos Buttler takes a double off the first ball. Then, Moeen Ali runs himself out going for a non-existent run. Liam Livingstone is the new batter. WI - 36/3 (5.2)
9:30 PM IST: England Need 22
Four runs and a wicket from Akeal Hosein's third over. England need 22 runs in 90 balls. ENG - 34/2 (5)
9:26 PM IST: Two Down
Akeal Hosein continues and a wicket. Jonny Bairstow (9 off 6), caught & bowled. Moeen Ali is the new man for England. ENG - 30/2 (4.1)
9:25 PM IST: England Need 26
New man Jonny Bairstow hits back-to-back fours off the fourth and fifth balls. Nine runs and a wicket from the over. England need 26 runs. ENG - 30/1 (4)
9:20 PM IST: One Down
Ravi Rampaul on with his second over. He removes Jason Roy (11 off 10), caught by Chris Gayle at mid-wicket. Jonny Bairstow is the new batter for England. ENG - 21/1 (3.1)
9:18 PM IST: England Need 35
Akeal Hosein continues. Jason Roy hits the first ball for a six, then five singles. 11 from the over. ENG - 21/0 (3)
9:13 PM IST: England Need 46
Ravi Rampaul with the second over. Two dots, then a single as Jason Roy plays to mid-on. A dot, then Jos Buttler connects and the ball crashes into the advertisement board at backward point. Five from the over. ENG - 10/0 (2).
9:07 PM IST: Chase Begins
This can end quickly, unless something miraculous happens for the West Indies. Akeal Hosein with the first over. Jason Roy takes a single off the second, then Jos Buttler creams one through cover for a four. Five from the over. Target - 56.
8:45 PM IST: Innings Break
Adil Rashid returns and he's done it. Ravi Rampaul (3 off 8), bowled. West Indies all out for 55 in 14.2 overs. And career-best figures for Rashid: 4/2 in 2.2 overs.
This is Windies' second lowest T20I score, after 45 all out against England (again) in 2019, and third lowest in T20 World Cup, after 39 all out by the Netherlands vs Sri Lanka in 2014 and 44 by the Netherlands vs Sri Lanka (again) yesterday.
8:42 PM IST: 11 In 30 Balls
Tymal Mills completes his spell. Five from his last over, for figures of 2/17. 11 runs and three runs in the last five overs. WI - 55/9 (14)
8:35 PM IST: Rashid Magic
Adil Rashid continues and another first-ball strike. Kieron Pollard (6 off 14) holes out at deep. Second catch for Jonny Bairstow. And new man Obed McCoy goes for a first-ball duck. Jason Roy takes a sitter. Ravi Rampaul is the new batter. WI - 49/9 (12.2)
8:32 PM IST: Windies Clueless
Tymal Mills returns for his third over. Five singles from it. 16 runs and three wickets in the last five. WI - 49/7 (12)
8:24 PM IST: Russell Out
Adil Rashid strikes first ball. Andre Russell goes for a two-ball duck. Bowled. Straighter and it beats Russell's defence. That's something. Akeal Hosein is the new batter. WI - 44/7 (10.1)
8:20 PM IST: Windies Struggle
Chris Jordan continues. And he manages to keep Kieron Pollard quiet. A double off the first ball, then five dots. 17 runs and three wickets in the last five overs. WI - 44/6
8:15 PM IST: Six Down
Tymal Mills returns for his second over. Three wides but gets a wicket. Nicholas Pooran (1 off 9), caught behind. Andre Russell joins Kieron Pollard in the middle. WI - 42/6 (8.5)
8:05 PM IST: Bravo Out
Bowling change and Chris Jordan strikes second ball. Dwayne Bravo hits the first ball for a four, but hits the second straight to Jonny Bairstow at backward point. He goes for 5 off 5. Kieron Pollard joins Nicholas Pooran in the middle. WI - 37/5 (7.2)
8:01 PM IST: 2/17 For Moeen
Moeen Ali completes his spell at one go. Two singles from the final over. His figures: 2/17, including a maiden wicket. WI - 33/4 (7)
7:58 PM IST: Gayle Out
Tymal Mills gets his first over. Chris Gayle hits the fifth ball for a four, but gets the wicket of 'Universe Boss' next ball. Top-edge and caught by David Malan at mid wicket. Gayle goes for 13 off 13. Nicholas Pooran is the new man. WI - 31/4 (6)
7:52 PM IST: Three Down
Moeen Ali continues. Shimron Hetmyer (9 off 9) hits the first two balls for fours, then ends up hitting straight to Eoin Morgan at cover. Dwayne Bravo joins Chris Gayle. WI - 27/3 (4.4)
7:48 PM IST: Gayle Fours
Chris Woakes continues. Chris Gayle hits fours off the first two balls. Two dots, then two singles. Ten from it. WI - 19/2 (4)
7:41 PM IST: Two Down
Moeen Ali continues and he strikes. Lendl Simmons (3 off 7) holes out deep mid-wicket, caught by Liam Livingstone. Shimron Hetmyer is the new batter. WI - 9/2 (2.2)
7:37 PM IST: Lewis Out, Gayle In
Chris Woakes with the second over. Lendl Simmons takes a single, then a dot. Evin Lewis goes for another biggie, but this time it fails to take flight. Moeen Ali takes a very good catch at mid on. Lewis goes for 6 off 5. Chris Gayle is the new man. WI - 8/1 (1.3)
7:33 PM IST: Ominous Signs
Moeen Ali with the first over. A couple of dots to Lendl Simmons, then a single to mid-wicket. After two dots, Evin Lewis lofts the final ball for a six, straight down the ground. That's what Windies batters do. Seven from the over.
7:17 PM IST: Playing XIs
England: Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills.
West Indies: Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul.
7:10 PM IST: Toss
England win the toss, bowl first against West Indies.
England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan (c), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Tymal Mills, David Willey, Dawid Malan, Sam Billings, Tom Curran.
West Indies: Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul, Oshane Thomas, Akeal Hosein, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher.