Adil Rashid took four wickets as England hammered the West Indies by six wickets in their Super 12 match at the T20 World Cup on Saturday.
Rashid returned T20I best figures of 4-2 from his 2.2 overs to skittle out the defending champions for a paltry 55 in 14.2 overs in Dubai.
The West Indies rattled England’s top order before Jos Buttler (24) and skipper Eoin Morgan (7) took the team home in 8.2 overs.
Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein took two wickets and Moeen Ali was run out, but the target proved too meagre to challenge England.
Moeen opened the bowling for England with his off-spin and made an instant impact, first with a sharp running catch to remove Evin Lewis. He then got the wicket of Lendl Simmons.
Pace bowler Tymal Mills claimed two wickets, including Chris Gayle, the only batsman to make double figures with his 13, as the West Indies crumbled in a poor batting performance from the two-time champions.
Rashid entered the attack with the West Indies on 44-6 and bowled the big-hitting Andre Russell for nought. He took two more wickets in successive balls in his next over and then wrapped up the innings.
The West Indies avoided their worst T20I total of 45 against the same opposition in 2019.
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