Our worst batting performance: Jason Holder
West Indies were rolled over for their lowest T20I total. (AFP Image)

Jason Holder lamented West Indies‘ all-time record lowest total in the second T20I on Saturday, which saw them getting bowled out for 45 in response to England’s 182 for 6. Chris Jordan wrecked West Indies’ chase, who eventually crashed to the second-lowest total in T20Is, as England inflicted a heavy 137-run beating to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. (READ: West Indies crash to record 45 all out, surrender series to England)

“It was just one of those games. It was our worst batting performance,” Holder said. “We have had more good days than England in this series. The energy in the field was excellent. We gave away too many runs in the death overs. We didn’t get any partnership at all. We have played some decent cricket in this series. We want to correct a few things going into the World Cup. I thought bowlers had a good day. I am not sure whether Nurse will be available for the final match.”

West Indies’ 45 is next only to the Netherlands’ 39 against Sri Lanka in 2014 the lowest total by a Full Member nation. Delighted at England’s massive victory, Eoin Morgan praised the players for the turnaround. England were 32 for 4 before Sam Billings‘ 87 led an excellent recovery, aided superbly by Joe Root, who contributed with a half-century. (SCORECARD: WEST INDIES vs ENGLAND, 2nd T20I)

“Extremely happy with the result. We adapted to the conditions really well,” Morgan said. “The partnership from Root and Billings was outstanding and from there we grabbed the momentum. I still think, we have to keep learning. We were 32/4 in this match, we lost too many wickets in the Powerplay so we have to improve in this department.”

Billings, who struck 10 boundaries and three sixes, revealed that he felt anything above 165 would prove to be a par total on the wicket.

“I gave myself bit of a time and really enjoyed it,” Billings said. “I have a strong bottom hand and I try to use that. I have a 360 degree game and it came off today. We knew 165+ was a decent score. This is a great win. Cricket is a momentum game so we would like to carry that. Lots to play for the players as the World Cup is not far away.”