Darren Sammy continued his good from
in the World Twenty20. He was instrumental in the West Indies’ eight-wicket win
over England in Georgetown, Guyana on Monday.
Sammy, who was key to the West
Indies’ win against Ireland on Friday, was the pick of the hosts’ bowlers, picking
two for 22 in four overs.
He first cleaned up England skipper
Paul Collingwood for six, and then sent the dangerous Kevin Pietersen back to
the pavilion for 24 runs.
The victory rekindled memories of
last June in England when West Indies won a similar rain-affected game at the
Oval, to dump the hosts out of the tournament in the second round.
England, batting first amassed 191
for the loss of five wickets, with Eion Morgan and Luke Wright firing them away
to a competitive score.
However, rain played spoilsport
once again as it held up match for almost an hour.
Chasing 192 to win, West Indies
were 30 for no loss in 2.2 overs when heavy downpour started.
When the play resumed an hour later,
method was applied and the West Indies were given a
revised victory target of 60 in six overs, which the hosts achieved with one
ball to go.
Requiring 30 runs from 3.2 overs
after resumption, West Indies lost Gayle quickly and Kieron Pollard also
departed without scoring.
However, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul
and Andre Fletcher ensured that the hosts made it to the Super Eight stage by
winning the match.
Sammy picked up the man of the
match award for the second straight game.