12 Mar 2014

Windies takes unassailable 2-nil lead over England

1:09 pm on 12 March 2014

The West Indies have cruised to a five-wicket win over England in the second Twenty20 cricket match in Barbados to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

The hosts overhauled England's total of 152 for seven with five wickets and seven balls to spare.

Jos Buttler provided the backbone of the England innings, scoring 67 off 43 balls.

Left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie was the pick of the West Indian bowlers, capturing four for 21 from his four overs to win the man of the match award.

Opener Chris Gayle, more watchful than normal, top scored for the West Indies with 36 off 30 balls.

The teams meet again in Barbados on Friday before heading to Bangladesh for this month's Twenty20 World Cup.

West Indies are the defending champions after winning in 2012. England won the previous edition in 2010.