Shimron Hetmyer hits 2 back to back boundaries; Moeen Ali gets his revenge in the next ball

West Indies have been off to a horrible start in the T20 World Cup 2021 which kicked off just today. After a low scoring thriller between Australia and South Africa in the first match of the day, defending champions West Indies take on the ODI champions England in the Dubai International stadium. Both the teams have a long history and it was these two that squared off against each other in the final of the 2016 T20 World Cup. Carlos Braothwaite’s last over miracle had won the match for West Indies back then but England would love to take their revenge today by tasting sweet victory in their first match of the ongoing tournament.

England won the toss and decided to bowl first. Despite having a heavyweight batting order, West Indies had a very laggy start. Right after the match started, Evin Lewis gave away his wicket pretty cheaply. He tried to go for a big shot but gave away his wicket to Chris Woakes after hitting it too high.

West Indies had lots of hopes on Lendl Simmons, their hero of last time’s World Cup win and he seemed to be in good touch too. But he too lost the tempo in the 3rd over and played a careless shot, giving away his wicket.

Their man in form Shimron Hetmyer was then the last man standing and he started off brilliantly. Hetmyer started hitting boundaries right from the beginning and in Moeen Ali’s over, he was starting to pick up. He hit 2 back to back boundaries against the spinner and was in a mood to punish him. It was then that Moeen Ali came up with the perfect comeback and dismissed him in the very next delivery. Quite a short and interesting battle between to two !