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Twitter Reactions: Sam Curran, Will Jacks star as England thump West Indies by six wickets in second ODI

WI vs ENG (Photo Source: X/Twitter)

England showed their mettle and made an incredible comeback in the second ODI of the three-match series against West Indies. After losing the first match, skipper Jos Buttler and his teammates were heavily criticized for continuing with their poor form, which saw England getting knocked out in the league phase of the recently concluded ODI World Cup. West Indies, on the other hand, failed to step up with the bat, which resulted in an embarrassing defeat.

Batting first, the home team was 23/4 as Gus Atkinson and Sam Curran were ruthless with the new ball. Curran particularly picked up three wickets early on, which set the tone of the match. Later, skipper Shai Hope (68) built an important 129-run partnership with Sherfane Rutherford (63), which helped West Indies make a strong comeback. However, Liam Livingstone picked up three wickets in quick succession which completely derailed West Indies’ momentum.

The home team was bundled out for 202 runs, which was not enough to get over the line. Despite recent setbacks, England played an attacking brand of cricket as opener Phil Jacks gave a perfect start. The 25-year-old hit 73 runs but there were some nervous times, especially when Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett got out rather early.

However, in-form batter Harry Brook took care of the business after the business after two quick dismissals. Skipper Buttler too played brilliantly as he hit 58* runs off 45 deliveries. Brook finished on 43* runs as England won the match by six wickets and with over 17 overs remaining. West Indies bowlers looked average for the majority part of the time as both the batting and bowling departments will have to improve ahead of the final ODI of the series.

The Shai Hope-led side has the quality but consistency is the one area that they lack. In order to get back to the top, the Caribbeans will have to push each other as the third ODI will be a huge test of their mentality.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Good to see Buttler get some runs. #WIvsENG

— Sushant (@RedDevilsSupptr) December 7, 2023

England won the 2nd odi by 6 wicket
Series 1-1 upto barbados
Excellent knock by will jacks
Congratulation My fav Buttler for 5000 odi runs and for comeback into the form 🥳🥳#ENGvsWI #wivseng #WIvsEng #antigua pic.twitter.com/gv7Cuo4lVn

— Kayani 🇵🇰 🇮🇹 (@kayR98) December 6, 2023

Do I go to bed or do I watch England snatch defeat from the gaping jaws of victory?#WIvsENG

— Sir Soupy Twist (@RealSoupyTwist) December 6, 2023

Sam Curran got the player of the match award for his figures of 3 for 33. 🏏#WIvsENG #ODICricket #SamCurran pic.twitter.com/wFg9ct2a96

— Sportify (@Sportify777) December 7, 2023

5000 runs in ODIs – 97 batsmen
5000 runs + 100 SR : 4 batsmen

5000 runs with the best SR among all – Jos Buttler – 117.14 SR 💥🔥#WIvENG #WIvsENG #ENGvsWI #BANvNZ #AUSvsPAK #AUSvPAK #PAKvsAUS #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/s2h0HaR6eH

— TCTV Cricket (@tctv1offl) December 7, 2023

England win 1-1#WIvsENG #Cricket #EnglandCricket pic.twitter.com/1QP3iDPXAl

— Asher Abbasi 🇵🇰🇮🇪 (@asher_abbasi) December 6, 2023

And suddenly #JosButtler finds some overdue but welcome form too. Now, if only there was a #WorldCup coming up! #toolate #WIvsENG https://t.co/YobmqbrFzo

— David Begg (@dadbegg) December 6, 2023

SAM REDEMPTION 🫡😎

1st ODI : 98 runs conceded in 9.5 overs + Record most expensive figures for ENG 🙃

2nd ODI : 3 Wickets inside powerplay, finished his quota with 7-0-33-3 💥

Wickets of Brandon King, Keacy Carty, and Hetmyer 💥& MAN OF THE MATCH 😃🔥#WIvENG #WIvsENG… pic.twitter.com/qQp4YasL5h

— TCTV Cricket (@tctv1offl) December 6, 2023

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