Powell leads WI to series victory
Nottingham, July 8:
Daren Powell sparked a top-order collapse as West Indies beat England by 93 runs to win the third ODI and the series 2-1. England, set 290 to win, were bowled out for 196 with more than five overs remaining.
Fast bowler Powell, who took the first three wickets to fall as England collapsed to 33-3, finished with 4-40. His haul included the prize scalp of Kevin Pietersen for nought.
Earlier, Runako Morton top-scored with 82 not out in West Indies’ total of 289-5. Morton shared a fourth-wicket stand of 85 with captain Chris Gayle (82). Morton, who faced 89 balls with one six and six fours, then put on 92 with Dwayne Bravo (42).
In reply, Prior made one before he was caught by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin after fending at Powell.
The bowler then had Alastair Cook (18) caught at backward point by Dwayne Smith.
Owais Shah counter-attacked with a 62-ball fifty. But on 51 he top-edged a sweep off Dwayne Smith’s slower ball to Ramdin, ending a stand of 72 with captain Paul Collingwood (44).
For England, Liam Plunkett (3-59) and James Anderson (2-51) shared the wickets between them.