Moeen Ali smashes half-century and takes two wickets as England set up T20 series decider vs West Indies

Last Updated: 29/01/22 11:35pm

Moeen Ali hit a half-century and took two wickets as England beat West Indies in the fourth T20 international

Stand-in captain Moeen Ali starred with bat and ball as England beat West Indies by 34 runs in the fourth T20 international to make Sunday’s final game a series decider.

Moeen, leading England in the absence of the injured Eoin Morgan, crunched seven sixes in a 28-ball 63, including four in a row off Jason Holder, as England posted 193-6, with Jason Roy contributing 52 from 42 balls.

The off-spinner then dismissed West Indies openers Kyle Mayers (40) and Brandon King (26) after they had shared an opening stand of 64 and the hosts fell well short on 159-5 in Barbados.

West Indies missed the chance to clinch a series victory with a game to spare, with the sides now locked at 2-2 ahead of Sunday’s fifth and final fixture, also in Barbados (8pm UK time).

The winner-takes-all clash will be England’s final white-ball assignment until the three-match one-day international series in the Netherlands in June.

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What’s next?

The series-concluding fifth T20 international takes place at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday (8pm UK time). Join us on and the Sky Sports app for over-by-over text commentary of the match.

England’s men’s Test team return to action in March – also against the West Indies. The three-match series starts in Antigua (March 8-12) followed by fixtures in Barbados (March 16-20) and Grenada (March 24-28).

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