Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan [Reuters]

Chris Jordan's Man of the Match performance helped England register a five-run victory in the last T20 game against West Indies on Thursday.

The fast bowler took three wickets, preventing the hosts from chasing the target of 166 runs in 20 overs.

Trailing 2-0 in the series, the visitors were keen to salvage a victory and managed to post a total of 165 runs. The opening pair of Michael Lumb and Alex Hales put up a partnership of 98 runs for the first wicket.

Lumb managed to score 63 runs from 43 balls before being dismissed by Sheldon Cottrell in the 11th over. The left-handed bowler struck once again to dismiss Hales (38) in the 13th over as the visitors had 112 runs on the board.

England then started leaking wickets, losing the next four for just 26 runs. But Jordan stepped on to the pitch and changed their fortunes to add 27 runs to his personal tally from nine deliveries.

The right-handed batsman smashed Dwanye Bravo for four sixes in the last over to help his team post a respectable total of 165 runs. Cottrell and Krishmar Santokie, Man of the Match from the second T20 game, took two wickets each while Sunil Narine added one to his name.

West Indies got off to a dismal start as Jade Dernbach dismissed Dwayne Smith (0) in the first ball of their innings. Fellow opener Johnson Charles (4) too walked back to the pavilion after being caught and bowled by Jordan in the second over.

Marlon Samuels (15) was the third casualty as Jordan blasted his stumps in the fifth over. Ravi Bopara struck twice in the 11th over to dismiss Bravo (16) and Andre Russell (0) as the hosts were five wickets down with 67 runs on the board.

Denesh Ramdin (33) combined with Lendl Simmons to take their team's total to 140 runs but the wicketkeeper fell to Jordan in the 19th over.

With eight balls remaining, Darren Sammy (15) and Simmons (69) attempted to take the game by the scruff of the neck as the skipper smashed two fours in the remaining two deliveries of the penultimate over.

But their rescue mission failed as Simmons was not quick enough to reach the crease and wasrunout with three balls to spare and scoreboard showing 149 runs. Sammy managed to take the total to 160 runs in the remaining deliveries but victory remained elusive for the hosts.

The win allowed England to prevent a series whitewash in T20 as both teams shift their focus to the upcoming T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.