A match between the tournament's two co-hosts wasn't expected at this Men's T20 World Cup, but USA's run to the Super Eight stage at the expense of Pakistan meant that West Indies played USA last night in Barbados, the first match between the two sides in the West Indies since a two-day game - won by USA - in January 1888.

In that game 136 years ago, USA took 71 overs to score 64 runs. Thankfully scoring rates are a lot quicker today, but even USA's total of 128 - the last wicket falling in the 20th over - wasn't enough for a rampant West Indies side that looked very different to the team that struggled against Papua New Guinea in their opening match.

An Andries Gous knock of 29 was the top score for the visitors, with Nitish Kumar's 20 the next best. Roston Chase was the pick of the West Indian bowlers, taking 3-19, whilst Andre Russell took 3-31.

That total would have been a winning one back in New York, but in Barbados the home side were able to make very short work of it. Shai Hope and Johnson Charles added 67 before the latter was out for 15 from the last ball of the seventh over.

Hope was in brutal form, clubbing 4 fours and 8 sixes in a 39 ball onslaught that saw him score 82 and secure a nine wicket win for his team 10.5 overs, finishing the game off in style with a six.

The result gives West Indies a much needed net run rate result and means that a win against South Africa in Antigua on Sunday evening will almost certainly be enough for semi-final qualification. Conversely, it is now very difficult for the USA to reach the semi-finals without a massive win over England when the two sides meet for the first ever time on Sunday morning in Barbados.