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England Vs West Indies Live Score (T20)

Date: Saturday, 16 September 2017 Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street Match Status: Match Ended

West Indies beat England by 21 runs

176/9
Overs
20.0
R/R
8.8
Fours
12
Sixes
11
Extras
8
155/10
Overs
19.3
R/R
8.03
Fours
15
Sixes
2
Extras
9
  • None of the visitors' batsmen could cash in as they all went for the ugly shots. Just wanted to swing around and that led to their downfall. If it wasn't for Powell's cameo later on, the Caribbeans could have faced even more embarrassment. Plunkett stole the show with the ball while Rashid too did well to stop the leakage. Others were running for shelter at the start but did well at the death. So, the target looks well under the sight for the hosts who have a deep batting line-up. But can they chase it down or will we see some inspiring bowling from West Indies? Join us in a bit to find out...
  • 106/1 after first 10 overs swells to just 176/9 in the next 10, says Nasser Hussain on air! What-a-comeback-from-England! After being put into bat, the Windies' openers came out with a mindset which was to dispatch anything and everything that's in the arc. Gayle started the riot and soon Lewis joined hands. Together they racked up over 70 in the Powerplay to set the tone. However, a lazy run out followed by a couple of quick wickets from Plunkett dented all the momentum the tourists had.
  • 19.6 Almost a yorker on middle, dug out towards Morgan at extra cover for a single. WEST INDIES FINISH ON 176/9!
  • 19.5 Very full on middle, driven to long on for a run. This brings up 175 for the Windies.
  • 19.4 SIX! Bang! Finally Nurse connects one! Full on middle and off, Ashley clears his front leg and clobbers it over mid on. It goes high in the air but has it got the distance? Yes, it has as the long on fielder watches it go above his head and over the fence.
  • 19.3 Sprayed full and wide outside off, Williams squeeze it towards third man for a single.
  • Kesrick Williams is the last man in.
  • 19.2 OUT! Plumb! Taylor is hurt as well! A length delivery around off, angling into the batsman. Taylor clears his front leg and swings his bat across. The ball doesn't bounce much and hits Jerome on the back leg. Hits him on the thigh and he immediately catches it in pain. However, Jordan appeals for lbw and it's given by the umpire. So three dot balls on the trot after the resumption.
  • 19.1 Full toss outside off, Taylor covers the stumps and carves it towards Roy at point. The English opener fumbles a touch but doesn't concede a run. Jerome has missed out on this one!
  • 18.6 Curran bowls it slow and full on middle and off, Nurse displays a text-book forward defence. 167/8
  • We are back! We are all set but for an exciting finish? Let's wait and find out. Here comes Tom Curran to bowl the last ball of the penultimate over...
  • Update 2010 local - It was just a passing shower and it has gone away now. The groundsmen are out doing their best. It seems that if there's no more rain, the MATCH WILL RESUME AT 2020 LOCAL.
  • It's absolutely bucketing down at the moment. The umpires after doing their best to complete the innings run out of patience and decide the rain is more than enough to take the players off now. They call in for the covers. The umbrellas are up in the stands, the DJ is playing some good songs and it's good to see the English crowd enjoying themselves out there. Let's hope it clears out soon and we get back in...
  • 18.5 Fullish delivery around middle and off, driven to long on for a single.
  • 18.4 Nurse heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • Jerome Taylor walks in next.
  • 18.3 OUT! Powell is the latest victim! He was trying to up the ante for his team and holes out in the process. Length delivery, angling into the batsman, Rovman clears his front leg and looks to heave it across. Gets a top edge and the ball goes high in the air. Jordan at deep mid-wicket, keeps his eyes on the ball, gets underneath it and manages to hang on to a great catch in the rain. He is relieved after catching that and the smiles are back on the Englishmen's faces seeing Powell's back.
  • 18.2 SIX! That's lost in the night sky! High full toss on middle, Powell clears his front leg bang he goes. Pulls with authority over square leg and the ball sails into the stands. All eyes are on the square leg umpire, who signals nothing. The replay shows that it was a marginal call.
  • 18.1 DROPPED! It was a difficult chance but Plunkett had done the hard work! Full on middle and off, Nurse lofts it stylishly over mid off. Liam in the deep, sprints ahead, dives in front, gets both his hands behind it but the wet ball spills out. One can feel for Plunkett here as it was a difficult chance, rain was in the air and the ball was wet as well. Nurse gets a life and a single as well.
  • The rain is getting slightly heavier now.
  • 17.6 Nurse drills it down to long on. Wants two but won't get it. 158/7
  • 17.5 Very full around off, Ashley crouches, makes some room and jams it out towards cover.
  • 17.4 An appeal for an LBW! On a length and coming back in, Powell looks to clip it away but gets it off something towards the off side. Jordan puts in an appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Seemed like a leg bye but the umpire signals it as a run.
  • 17.3 SIX! He's picked the bones out of that one! Slower delivery, Powell reads it and does so early. Waits on the back foot and absolutely murders it over the cow corner for half a dozen.
  • 17.2 Good ball! Almost a yorker, wide outside off, Rovman looks to dig it out. The ball goes through to Buttler.
  • A slight drizzle in the air.
  • 17.2 Wide! Slower ball but it's miles down the leg side. Powell looks to swing at it but fails to get any wood on it. 150 up for the Windies!
  • 17.1 A bit ahead of a length outside off, swatted off the inner half to deep square leg for a single.
  • 17.1 Wide! Short and angling down leg, Nurse moves inside the line and makes an easy leave.
  • 16.6 Short delivery, sits up nicely for Nurse, who pulls it hard. Unfortunately, finds the man at deep square leg for a single. 147/7
  • 16.5 Driven through mid on for a single.
  • 16.4 Easy knock down the ground for a single.
  • 16.3 OUCH! Curran surprises Nurse with a sharp bumper. Nurse goes for the pull but gets an outside edge onto the helmet. This will shake him up.
  • 16.3 Wide! Angling down leg, Nurse looks to flick it away but misses. A wide is signalled.
  • 16.2 Back of a length delivery outside off, Nurse feels for it but gets beaten.
  • 16.1 Length delivery, angling in, worked on the leg side for a single.
  • Change in bowling too. Tom Curran is back into the attack.
  • Ashley Nurse walks in next!
  • 15.6 OUT! Adil Rashid too picks up a 3-fer! Tossed up on middle, Narine like his skipper, kneels down to sweep. He however doesn't get across but misses and gets rapped on the pads. Rashid appeals and up goes the finger straightaway. The leggie is delighted as he ends up with the figures of 4-0-25-3! 142/7
  • 15.5 Full outside off, pushed in the cover region. Morgan there half stops and concedes a single.
  • 15.4 Served around off, spinning away, Narine prods ahead and looks to clip it away but the ball takes outer half and rolls on the off side. Another single is taken.
  • 15.3 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot to long on. One run added to the total.
  • 15.2 Leading edge! Tossed up around leg, spinning away, Narine looks to turn it away but gets a leading edge. The ball lobs towards mid off for a single.
  • Sunil Narine strides out to bat next!
  • 15.1 OUT! Timber! Around the legs! Tossed up on middle, spinning away. Brathwaite kneels down a long way across to sweep but misses. The ball goes on to hit the middle pole. This is a dismal period for the Men from the Caribbean and now their skipper is also back in the hut. Can they find a way back?
  • 14.6 10 from the 15th over! The batsman runs it down to third man towards Rashid to keep strike. 138/5
  • 14.5 Slower ball, served outside off, worked away through square leg for a single.
  • 14.4 Back of a length outside off, Carlos stands tall and dabs it in front of point for one.
  • 14.3 Fuller and slower in pace, dipping in, clipped in front of square leg for a single.
  • 14.2 FOUR! Edged and away! Short of a length delivery outside off, Powell throws his hands at it. Once again gets an outside edge and it races down towards the third man fence for a boundary.
  • 14.1 Length ball outside off, Powell looks to drive it through the line but gets it off the outer part down to third man for a couple.
  • Chris Jordan is called back into the attack.
  • 13.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 128/5
  • 13.5 Worked away down the leg side for a single.
  • Carlos Brathwaite, the skipper is the new man in.
  • 13.4 OUT! Now, Rashid strikes! West Indies are losing the plot here. Adil bowls a short delivery around off, spinning away, Walton hangs back and goes for the pull. The ball deserves to be hit but Chadwick doesn't get it off the meat. The ball skies towards deep mid-wicket, where Willey, runs to his right and takes a good sliding catch with his fingers pointing skywards. The visitors have lost half their side now. England have picked up 5 wickets for 50 runs, great stuff from the home side!
  • 13.3 Wrong one around middle and off, punched off the back foot to long on for a single.
  • 13.2 The batsman has played it to the point region.
  • 13.1 In the air... but safe! Short delivery from Walton, who tries to pull it away but gets it off the toe end. It fall safely in the deep mid-wicket region. A single is taken.
  • 12.6 The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. Plunkett finishes with figures of - 4-0-27-3! 125/4
  • 12.5 Angling into the batsman, eased down to long on for a single.
  • 12.4 A touch ahead of a length around off, tapped back to the bowler.
  • 12.3 Fullish around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • Rovman Powell is the new batsman in!
  • 12.2 OUT! 3-fer for Plunkett! Short delivery does the trick for him. He has been using this ball to choke the Windies for runs and now he gets the prized wicket of Pollard. Banged in short, angling into the batsman. It gets big on Kieron, who goes through with his pull shot. Catches the top edge and the ball flies towards fine leg. Curran the man there, positions himself perfectly and stays calm to complete the catch with a reverse cup. England are chipping away at the wickets and that will keep the visitors in check.
  • 12.1 Slower delivery from Plunkett, worked behind square on the leg side for a single.
  • 11.6 Tossed up outside off, Pollard pushes it on the off side. 122/3
  • 11.5 Flatter delivery around off, Pollard chops it besides the track and it goes on the bounce to the keeper.
  • 11.4 A touch shortish around off, spinning in, Walton checks his shot and the ball runs down to long on. Another single is taken.
  • 11.3 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 11.2 FOUR! A gentle tickle! Sliding down leg, Pollard gets across and just clips it round the corner. The ball runs away to the fine leg fence for another boundary.
  • 11.1 Wrong 'un from Rashid. Pollard fails to read it and is rapped on the pads as he looks to defend off the front foot.
  • Adil Rashid is back on!
  • 10.6 Short and angling into Pollard. The West Indian looks to turn it on the leg side but is early to close his bat face. Gets a leading edge on the off side and a single is taken. 116/3
  • What happened there? Plunkett comes steaming in and all of a sudden Pollard pulls out at the last moment. Not sure what distracted him. He apologies as the poor bowler will have to run again to deliver.
  • Kieron Pollard is the new man in.
  • 10.5 OUT! Samuels holes out! Clever stuff from Plunkett. He follows Samuels with a length delivery, who is backing away to make room. Marlon gets cramped for room and just swings his bat across. Gets it off the splice and the ball lobs to Root at mid-wicket. Double strike from Plunkett and he has got the hosts back into the game.
  • 10.4 Back of a length delivery outside off, run down to third man for a single.
  • 10.3 SIX! Walton joins the party straightaway! Plunkett pitches it on a length around off, Walton clears his front leg and absolutely murders it, hitting it miles into the stands behind long on.
  • 10.2 Plunkett welcomes Walton with a short ball, angling into him. Chadwick is ready and pulls it through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • Chadwick Walton is the next man in! A slip in place for him.
  • 10.1 OUT! Lewis departs! Plunkett is the man who strikes for the hosts! He bowls it full around middle and off, Lewis makes room trying to smash it over mid off. Gets the power behind it but fails to get the elevation. It goes straight to Root in the circle and he doesn't drop it. The home side is delighted and why won't they be! It's a big, big wicket! The dangerous West Indian has to make the long walk back. Will this bring the run-rate in control?
  • 9.6 Lewis goes back and punches it down the ground to long off for a single. 106/1
  • 9.6 Wide! Darts it down the leg side, Lewis fails to flick it away. Second wide of the over.
  • 9.5 Slower through the air on middle and off, spinning in, worked with soft hands on the leg side for a single.
  • 9.4 2nd T20I FIFTY FOR EVIN LEWIS! Sliding into the batsman, Lewis clips it in front of square on the leg side and runs across for a single. Gets to his half century in just 26 balls. What a knock it has been from him, thoroughly entertaining!
  • 9.3 The batsman drives this through the covers. One run added to the total.
  • 9.2 Another straighter one on middle and leg, eased down to long on for a single.
  • 9.2 Wide! Once again Root darts it into the batsman, who shuffles and goes for a pull but misses. A wide is signalled.
  • 9.1 Sliding into the pads, Lewis looks to work it away but misses and the ball brushes the pads.
  • Joe Root is back on.
  • 8.6 Fullish on the pads, clipped nicely towards deep square leg for a single. 99/1
  • 8.5 Angling in from a length around middle, tucked away towards mid-wicket for one.
  • 8.4 FOUR! Slapped away! Length delivery outside off, some width on offer as well. Samules makes room and thwacks it away through point to find the fence.
  • 8.3 Angles in a length delivery on middle, Samuels looks to pull but the ball bounces off the deck and he gets an inside edge on the pads.
  • 8.2 Back of a length outside off, tapped off the back foot towards point.
  • 8.1 Bangs in a short delivery, angling in, Marlon is quick to duck under it.
  • 7.6 SIX! Lewis won't hold back! Tossed up around off, Lewis lofts it and does so cleanly to clear the long off fence for a maximum to end the over. 93/1
  • 7.5 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
  • 7.4 An appeal for LBW! Tossed up around leg, Evin gets down to sweep it away but gets it off the pads. Adil Rashid continues to appeal but the umpire shakes his head. It was clearly pitching outside leg. A leg bye taken.
  • 7.3 FOUR! Up and over! Sees the loop, sees the flight and Lewis is ready to cash in. Takes his front foot out of the away and goes bang over extra cover for a one bounce boundary.
  • 7.2 Loopy delivery outside off, Marlon looks to drive it but gets an inside edge on the pads as the ball rolls away towards cover for a single.
  • 7.1 Floats it up around off, Samuels drives it back to the leggie.
  • Adil Rashid comes into the attack now. Bumble on air says not great weather for leg spinners!
  • 6.6 Length ball on the pads, tucked behind square on the leg side for a single to keep strike. 80/1
  • 6.6 Wide! Strays this one down the leg side, Marlon looks to work it away but seems to have missed it. Buttler collects it to his left and appeals but it's signaled as a wide.
  • 6.5 Shorter in length outside off, Samuels shoulders his arms to that one.
  • 6.4 Fuller ball on middle and leg, whipped through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Marlon Samuels is the new man in.
  • 6.3 OUT! Run Out! England get the breakthrough! But to be honest, it was really a lazy effort from Gayle. Back of a length around off, Gayle with an angled bat dabs it towards Roy at backward point. He sets off rather slowly and is guilty of ball-watching. The English opener is quick to throw the ball at the bowler's end and Liam takes the bails off. They refer it upstairs and replays show Gayle is just short of his crease. The hosts needed to put an end to this partnership and they have done just that.
  • A run out appeal against Gayle is taken upstairs. Seems like the big man is struggling. He didn't even drag his bat in nor did he dive...
  • 6.2 Short of a length outside off, slapped towards sweeper cover for a single.
  • 6.1 FOUR! Runs continue to come! Plunkett from over the wicket, hurls it down the leg side. It's all too easy for Lewis who just clips it fine off his pads and the ball races away towards the fence.
  • Liam Plunkett is brought into the attack now. Can he provide the breakthrough?
  • 5.6 A rare dot to end the over and the Powerplay! This time Curran surprises Gayle with a bouncer. Chris ducks under it and lets it through to the keeper. 72/0 at the end of Powerplay. England have been absolutely hammered all over the place in this phase. 72/0
  • 5.5 Back of a length delivery, angling across. Lewis stands tall and pulls it flat over mid-wicket. Bairstow in the deep, runs to his left, gets to the ball and pushes the ball back in. A single is taken!
  • 5.4 Good delivery, this! Curran surprises Lewis with a well-directed bouncer. Evin gets in an awkward positions and mistimes his pull towards short fine leg.
  • 5.3 SIX! It's raining sixes at Chester-le-Street! Again it's full around leg, Evin Lewis gets across and whips it over mid-wicket. Bairstow in the deep tries to get under it but the ball sails over him for a maximum.
  • 5.2 FOUR! Easy-peasy for Lewis! Fuller on the pads, Lewis shuffles a touch and flicks it cleanly over backward square leg. Finds the gap and the fence as well. A boundary is signalled!
  • 5.1 SIX! Carnage in the middle! A touch ahead of a length around off, Lewis clears his front leg and tonks it straight down the ground. Doesn't connect it off the middle but still manages to get the distance. Lewis into the act now!
  • 4.6 SIX! Boom! No stopping, Gayle! Gets a length ball, makes some room and bashes it high and handsomely over extra cover for a biggie. 55/0
  • 4.5 On the pads, Gayle looks to flick it away but fails to get any bat on it.
  • 4.4 FOUR! Beautifully bowled! Length delivery on off, Gayle lofts it over mid off and a boundary results.
  • 4.3 Shorter in length on middle, swatted away in front of square on the leg side for a single.
  • 4.2 FOUR! Easily done! Full toss, wide outside off and slower in pace. Lewis throws his hand at it and gets it over extra cover for a boundary.
  • 4.1 Fuller in length on middle and leg, it's drilled down to long on for just a single.
  • Another change in bowling as Chris Jordan comes on to bowl!
  • 3.6 FOUR! Lewis gets into the groove now! Tom bowls it short on middle, Lewis pulls it firmly through mid-wicket. Hales in the deep dives to stop it but fails to do so cleanly. 15 runs from Curran's first over! 39/0
  • 3.5 Fuller ball on the pads, worked away towards square leg for a single.
  • 3.4 FOUR! Good shot! Short of a length delivery, it keeps rising off the deck. Gayle stays leg side and initially decides to pull but then resists and slaps it over the point region. The outfield isn't that quick but still will get a boundary. He's looking in some mood tonight!
  • 3.3 Slower one on middle and off, Gayle goes back and defends it towards point.
  • Third man comes up!
  • 3.2 SIX! Curran gets the treatment! Pitches it on a length on middle, Chris Gayle backs away a bit and belts it straight back down the ground for a huge biggie.
  • 3.1 Length delivery, slanting away a touch, pushed into the off side.
  • Tom Curran replaces Root, who had a decent first over. He has a slip in place. Bowling to Gayle will surely be a stern test for the youngster!
  • 2.6 Full toss on the pads, whipped towards long on for a single. 13 off the over! 24/0
  • 2.5 Very full on the stumps, driven straight to mid off.
  • 2.4 SIX! Downtown! Willey don't even look back, that's gone the distance! Fuller in length, right in the slot and Gayle smashes it down the ground for back-to-back maximums.
  • 2.3 SIX! 100th T20I biggie for Christopher Henry Gayle! And he's nailed this one to achieve this milestone! It's a touch short, angling in, Gayle swivels a bit and pulls it off the meat of the bat to send it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
  • 2.2 Back of a length, coming back in on middle, Chris punches it towards the leg side.
  • 2.1 On a length and around off, Gayle comes forward to defend.
  • 1.6 Around off, it's defended gently off the front foot. 11/0
  • 1.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 1.4 FOUR! That's a good shot! Root slows it through the air around off, Evin smashes it over extra cover for a boundary.
  • 1.3 Looks to defend it off the back foot but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg.
  • 1.2 Fuller and quicker through the air around off, jammed out towards the off side.
  • 1.1 Starts off with a quicker one around middle, punched off the back foot towards cover.
  • That's strange! Joe Root to bowl from the other end. My colleague reminds me that he removed Gayle in the T20I World Cup finals so maybe, it must be the reason.
  • 0.6 Outside off, the batsman leaves it alone. 7/0
  • 0.5 Angling in from around middle, tucked in front of square on the leg side for a single.
  • 0.4 Fuller and around off, pushed off the front foot towards mid off.
  • 0.4 Wide! Fuller and way down the leg side, Lewis leaves it alone. Buttler dives full length to his right to stop that one.
  • 0.3 Fuller and spearing in on the pads, Gayle flicks it through mid-wicket to get towards the other end.
  • 0.2 On a good length around middle and off, defended by prodding forward a touch.
  • Two slips in place now...
  • 0.1 FOUR! Edgyyyy! Willey from over the wicket, drops it on a length around middle and it shapes away a touch to square Gayle up. An outside edge is induced which evades the first slip and races away towards the third man fence for a boundary. The visitors are away!
  • It's time to get underway. The crowd have come in numbers to watch these two sides lock horns. They are waiting in anticipation. The fielding side and the umpires have made their out to the middle now. Now, out walk the Windies openers - Evin Lewis and Chris Gayle. England to begin with David Willey first up with just a slip in place. Let's roll...
  • WINDIES XI - Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Marlon Samuels, Chadwick Walton(w), Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Jerome Taylor, Kesrick Williams.
  • ENGLAND XI - Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Adil Rashid, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran.
  • TOSS - ENGLAND WIN THE TOSS AND OPT TO FIELD!
  • England will be high on confidence with their good show in the longest format but this time around they would look to take revenge. Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali have been rested but they still have enough firepower in the ranks to tussle the tourists. Who will come out on top? Stay with us as the toss is coming up shortly...
  • Hello and a warm welcome for the one-off T20I between the World Champs, the Windies and England. The last time these two met in a T20I encounter, it was in Kolkata in 2016 where the visitors pulled off a historic win to take the coveted cup. The Men from the Caribbean will hope for a similar performance today. What will draw attention is that they were really competitive in the recently concluded Test series although they were at the receiving end. With the big guns back in the side, expect them blast out today.
  • This ends the proceedings of the one-off T20I between England and West Indies. It was an entertaining game with the pendulum swinging both ways. Eventually the World Champions got the better of the hosts to register yet another T20I victory over them. Now, we turn our attention to the ODIs. The first one takes place at Old Trafford on 19th September. The action will start at 1230 local, 1130 GMT. Hope you join us for it. Until then, goodbye and take care!
  • Man of the Match, Sunil Narine tells that it was a total team effort by them. Mentions that the conditions were very difficult. Informs that the change in action has been difficult for him, he's not 100 percent and hopes to get back to his best. Tells that it's his pace, which deceives the batsman. Shares his thought on his team, which is new but know their game very well. Adds that winning an award for the country is always special and above all. Ends by saying that he won't be playing the ODIs as he needs some practice in that format so he would be flying home to play in the domestic competition.
  • Once that happened, Brathwaite brought his go-to man, Sunil Narine into the attack and boy, wasn't he sensational? He bowled a match-winning spell of 4-0-15-2 and got good support from Nurse. Williams and Brathwaite then mixed it up really well to take full toll of the conditions that were on offer. Dispatching the ball became really tough and the slower ones reaped them huge dividends. The middle order couldn't do anything and cameos from Bairstow and Buttler only reduced the defeat margin...
  • When the chase began, Taylor gave his team a desired start, removing Roy on the very first ball. Alex Hales too would have been out on a golden duck but Powell gave him a reprieve. That then gave him the license to go berserk as he smashed the ball all around the park to bring the chase back on track. He and Root were going along quite well but it was Carlos Brathwaite who removed the dashing opener in the last over of the Powerplay which opened the floodgates.
  • West Indies know T20 cricket in and out, they love T20 cricket, they boss T20 cricket and the World Champions continue to have an upper hand over England. This is their third consecutive win against the hosts and that should tell you how dangerous a side they are, doesn't matter where they play. After losing the plot in the first innings, the Windies crawled their way to 176 which didn't look that threatening enough considering the batsmen in the opposition camp.
  • 19.3 OUT! The LED's are lit and it's all over for England! Skipper Brathwaite ends the proceedings by cleaning up Plunkett. He angles a straight delivery on a length around middle. Plunkett goes for a wild swing across the line, misses and sees his stumps disturbed. Carlos is delighted and hugs Gayle in joy. He too completes his 3-fer. WINDIES WIN BY 21 RUNS! They have clinched the one-off T20I!
  • 19.2 Another shorter delivery from Brathwaite, Plunkett pulls it flat over backward square leg. There's protection there and another brace is taken.
  • 19.1 Back of a length delivery, angling in, Plunkett mistimes his pull in the mid-wicket region. There's no one in the circle there and an easy couple is taken.
  • Carlos Brathwaite to bowl the final over. He was the man for his side about 18 months back but with the bat. This time he has to do it with the ball. The pressure isn't that much though...
  • 18.6 Slower one, slogged over on the leg side for a run. 151/9
  • 18.5 Length delivery around off, Curran swipes across, gets an inside edge onto the pads and the ball rolls away. A single is taken.
  • 18.4 Banged in short, surprises Curran, who sways away from the ball.
  • 18.3 Driven through mid on for a single.
  • Tom Curran is the last man in. 29 needed from 10 balls.
  • 18.2 OUT! 3-fer for Kesrick Williams! Jordan holes out! Williams bowls a slower delivery full and angling into the batsman. Jordan goes for the whip, gets it off the toe end and Rovman Powell in the deep, catches another one to send Chris packing. Windies just one wicket away from victory!
  • 18.1 Short delivery, angling in, Jordan pulls it over wide mid on for a brace.
  • 18.1 Wide! Bonus for England. Williams feeling the heat, bowls a slower one wide outside off. It's too wide for the umpire's liking, who spreads his arms.
  • Kesrick Williams to bowl the 19th over! 32 needed from 12 balls.
  • 17.6 Very full on middle, jammed out to long on for a single. 32 runs needed off the last two overs! 145/8
  • 17.5 Taylor goes for the yorker, ends up bowling a low full toss. But, this time he cramps Plunkett for room who manages to flick it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 17.4 FOUR! Plunkett finds the fence again! Back of a length delivery at a slower pace. Liam pulls it in the cow corner and picks up second boundary of the over. Plunkett can be dangerous with the bat and he showed it in the game against Sri Lanka with a last-ball six. Pollard then goes to Taylor to have a chat with him.
  • 17.3 Shortish delivery, Plunkett looks to pull it out of the ground. But mistimes it and the ball falls safely in the wide mid on region. Pollard rushes to the ball but can't prevent the batsmen from taking a brace.
  • 17.2 FOUR! Downtown! Slow and full outside off, Plunkett reads it, waits for the ball to come to him and then smashes it over bowler's head. The long off fielder can't get to it as the ball crosses the fence. The crowd go up in cheer!
  • 17.1 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
  • Jerome Taylor is brought back into the attack.
  • 16.6 Angling into the batsman, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. Plunkett wants another one but is sent back. 132/8
  • 16.5 Short of a length delivery, angling in, nudged through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 16.4 Back of a length delivery outside off, dabbed on the off side for a single.
  • 16.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • Chris Jordan walks out to bat.
  • 16.2 OUT! With that, the English hopes also departs! The required run-rate was climbing up on the hosts. Bairstow needed to play some big shots but he was struggling. Goes after Brathwaite's short ball but ends up playing an awkward pull shot. Jason Mohammed, the substitute places himself under the ball and gobbles it with ease near deep square leg. The home side need something special from hereon, if they are to win.
  • 16.1 Angling into the batsman, Bairstow clears his front leg and pulls it through mid-wicket. Powell in the deep, sprints in towards the ball but fumbles. Mohammed (sub) is there backing him and saves a boundary. A brace is taken.
  • Carlos Brathwaite is back on.
  • 15.6 Beaten! Tossed up around off, turning further away a touch, Plunkett fails to get any wood on it. What a sensational spell from Narine this. His figures read - 4-0-15-2! 127/7
  • Liam Plunkett is the new man in! He did it with the ball, can he do it with the bat as well?
  • 15.5 OUT! Stumped! Narine strikes! He's the iceman at this stage of the game, reckons Nasser Hussain on air! Bowls an off-spinner, lands it around middle and it turns away after pitching. Willey has a wild heave across the line and in the process he goes off balance. Walton behind the stumps removes the bails and that's the end of Willey's stay at the crease.
  • 15.4 Full and straight on the stumps, defended off the front foot.
  • 15.3 Flat and quick around off, Jonny dabs it towards Gayle at short third man for a single.
  • 15.2 Bowls it down the leg side, David works it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 15.1 On a length and around off, Bairstow chops it towards point for a single.
  • David Willey strides out next! Sunil Narine is brought back into the attack as well. 53 needed from 30 balls.
  • 14.6 OUT! Wicket off the first ball and now off the last ball of the over for Williams! He bowls a superb, well-directed bouncer. Adil Rashid gets caught in two minds - to ramp it or leave it. He ends up doing nothing and tries to fend it awkwardly. It catches the gloves and the ball goes into Walton's mitts. Kesrick after being hammered in the first over, has come back strongly. 124/6
  • 14.5 RUN OUT CHANCE! Full around off, Bairstow drives it towards extra cover and takes off for a quick single. Takes on Brathwaite there, who picks up the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. A single is completed.
  • 14.4 Angling down leg, worked round the corner for a run.
  • 14.3 Another slower one outside off, tapped in the point region for a single.
  • 14.2 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
  • 14.2 Wide! Williams goes for the back of a hand delivery but sprays it down the leg side. A wide is signalled.
  • 14.1 OUT! Buttler holes out! Williams has another one ticked off his list! Slower delivery on the shorter side, angling in. Buttler under pressure to go big, goes for the mighty pull. Doesn't get hold of it as the ball hits the splice of the bat. It goes straight to Powell at deep mid-wicket, who doesn't make any mistake this time. He is a relieved man and Williams is delighted. The dangerous Jos Buttler departs. England need 59 off 35 balls and ADIL RASHID walks out to bat next.
  • 13.6 SIX! That's a mighty blow! This will get Bairstow going! Pollard goes wide of the crease and angles it in, trying to cramp Jonny for room. But Bairstow makes room and lofts it cleanly over wide long off for a biggie. This will do worlds of goof for England. 118/4
  • 13.5 Back of a length delivery outside off, Buttler looks to slap it away. Puts all his power behind the shot but finds the man at covers. A single is taken.
  • 13.4 Full around off, Bairstow makes room and drives it towards long off for a single.
  • 13.3 In the air... but safe! Fullish and wide outside off, Buttler gets across and kneels down. Goes for the sweep but the ball bounces a touch more than he expects and gets a top edge. The ball flies over short fine leg and falls short of the man in the deep. A single is taken.
  • 13.2 Short delivery, Jonny rides the bounce and pulls it in front of square on the leg side for a single.
  • 13.1 Slower one on a length outside off, Bairstow guides it straight to backward point.
  • 12.6 Length delivery wide outside off, Bairstow taps it towards backward point. Narine there misfields but concedes just a single as Gayle mops it up. England need 69 off 42 balls! 108/4
  • 12.5 The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 12.5 Wide! Williams goes for the wide yorker but misses his mark. It's away from Buttler's reach and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 12.4 Another slower one on a length, Bairstow defends with soft hands on the leg side for a quick single.
  • 12.3 Fuller on middle, driven through mid on for a single.
  • 12.2 Angling into the batsman, wristed through wide mid on. Buttler and Bairstow are quick between the wickets and pick up another brace.
  • 12.1 Buttler being Buttler! He has survived by just a couple of inches! Slower one on a length outside off, Jos gets a long way across and shapes up to play his famous scoop. Misses it completely and is lucky that the ball doesn't hit the woodwork.
  • Kesrick Williams is called back into the attack!
  • 11.6 Back of a length delivery outside off, Buttler rides bounce and taps it through cover-point for a single. 101/4
  • 11.5 Another slower one, outside off, Buttler slaps it but finds the man at covers. Another dot ball.
  • 11.4 FOUR! Freebie from Pollard! Bowls a back of a length delivery, angling down leg. Buttler stands tall and pulls it away over backward square leg for a boundary. That was a really poor delivery from Kieron.
  • 11.3 Clever from Pollard! He again takes the pace off the ball and does Buttler in. These two play for the same team in the Indian T20 League and will be knowing each other very well.
  • 11.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 11.1 Pollard takes pace off the ball and pitches it on the shorter side. Buttler forces it through covers for a brace.
  • Kieron Pollard is brought into the attack!
  • 10.6 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 94/4
  • 10.5 Fired full outside off, Buttler dives it through extra cover. The mid off fielder cuts it off and keeps the batsmen down to a couple.
  • 10.4 Slider on leg, Buttler works it through mid-wicket. It's a huge gap there and the batsmen pick up a brace.
  • 10.3 Full around leg, eased down to long on for a single.
  • 10.3 Wide! Straighter one but down the leg side, JB leaves and gets a wide.
  • 10.2 FOUR! Sloppy from Pollard! Nurse drops it short, Jonny goes back and pulls it in front of square on the leg side. Pollard at deep mid-wicket, runs to his right, gets to the ball but the dampness in the outfield gets the better of him. He fumbles and concedes a boundary. This is a rare sight, a misfield from Pollard!
  • 10.1 Arm ball, sliding across, Bairstow makes room and cuts it away behind square on the off side but finds backward point.
  • Another delay as the ball is being changed!
  • 9.6 On a length and outside off, Jonny pushes it towards point to keep strike. Just 6 off the over! So, England need 94 runs from 60 balls. 83/4
  • 9.5 Gets across and paddles it down to fine leg for another single.
  • 9.4 Outside off, on the shorter side, punched through the cover region for a single.
  • 9.3 Fuller and coming in a bit, eased down to long on for a single.
  • 9.2 Jos makes room but Narine keeps it straight on the stumps. It's punched back down the track.
  • 9.1 Length delivery around off, Buttler walks across and paddles it down to fine leg. Wants two and gets it in the end. A better throw from the deep could have made things interesting.
  • 8.6 On middle and leg, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. 77/4
  • 8.5 FOUR! Much-needed one for England! A bit short and outside off, Buttler makes room and punches it through covers for a boundary.
  • 8.4 Darts it on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a double.
  • 8.3 Fires it across the off stump, Jos gets into the position to play the reverse sweep but ends up hitting it straight to Gayle at first slip.
  • 8.2 Flatter again on middle, tucked towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 8.1 Flatter around off, stopping a bit on the pitch as Bairstow looks to work it away. Gets it off the leading edge towards cover.
  • 7.6 Beaten! On a length and skidding a bit off the surface, Buttler fails to get any wood on it. What an over from Narine, just one run and a wicket from it. 69/4
  • 7.5 Fuller around the legs, worked away towards square leg for a single.
  • 7.4 OUT! Straight to Lewis! Eoin Morgan's misery continues! He's off without troubling the scorers much. Narine bowls a full length delivery on middle, with three dot balls in a row, Morgan decides to be cheeky. He tries to play the reverse sweep, connects but it travels straight to Evin Lewis at short third man who pouches an easy reverse cup catch near his face. The Windies continue to chip away at the wickets!
  • 7.3 Once again Morgan is forced to push it into the cover region.
  • 7.2 Morgan comes down the track to hit it through the line but Narine isn't giving him any room to work with. Eoin gets an inside edge on the pads.
  • 7.1 Bowls it on a length, turning in a bit, Morgan defends it towards cover.
  • Change of ends for Sunil Narine!
  • 6.6 Full toss down the leg side, Morgan gets low and helps it towards deep backward square leg to keep strike. Just 4 runs and a big wicket of Root from this over. 68/3
  • 6.5 Driven through mid off by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 6.4 Very full around off, Jos drives it straight to Brathwaite at cover.
  • Jos Buttler is the new man in! His side has lost a couple of quick wickets and now they need the current pair to weather the storm.
  • 6.3 OUT! In the air... taken! Ashley Nurse strikes to silence the capacity crowd! Joe Root is out of here. Nurse drops it a bit short, could have easily put away but instead Joe looks to punch it through the line. He doesn't bother to keep it down and it's a dolly of a catch for the West Indian skipper at short cover. The ball might have held up a touch in the surface. Big wicket, this and the tourists are back in? 111 needed from 81 balls.
  • 6.2 Keeps it fuller around the pads, driven down to long on for a single. Morgan is off the mark.
  • 6.1 Tossed up around middle, from around the wicket, Root flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Narine was ready to bowl but there was a long team meeting that happened. Ashley Nurse is asked to roll his arm over...
  • 5.6 Good length delivery on middle and leg, Morgan stands back and defends it towards the on side. A good end to the Powerplay for the visitors! 64/2
  • Skipper Eoin Morgan strides out to bat.
  • 5.5 OUT! Furniture disturbed! Brathwaite is all pumped up, he needed it, his team needed this! Against the run of play, England have lost Hales here. Length delivery, straight in line of the stumps, Alex comes down a couple of steps to go after it but is done in by the skiddiness off the deck. He misses it and the stumps are shattered.
  • 5.4 Length delivery on middle, Root clips it through square leg for a single.
  • 5.3 Goes back and clips it towards mid-wicket.
  • 5.2 FOUR! More runs! Hands on head for Carlos! Serves a slower half-volley, a bit wide but still Root gets the better of him. Drives it and drives it well off the carpet to send it across the cover fence.
  • 5.1 FOUR LEG BYES! Wayward stuff from Brathwaite! Slants it on the pads, Root shuffles a bit to clip it away but it brushes his pads and beats the dive of Walton behind. It races away to the fence. Frustration continues for the visitors.
  • 4.6 FOUR! Nope! He won't! He drops it a bit short outside off, Alex Hales backs away and flays it through covers. Pierces the gap and ends the over on a high. 55/1
  • 4.5 Around middle and leg, tucked towards mid-wicket. Good over so far from Narine. Can he finish it well?
  • 4.4 Root gets down and brings out the agricultural slog. The ball goes towards deep square leg for a single.
  • 4.3 Narine is bowling good lines, according to the field given to him. Another length delivery on off, punched straight to the cover-point fielder.
  • 4.2 Fires it full and outside off, Root goes after it. Mistimes it into the off side, wants a run but won't get it.
  • 4.1 Length delivery around off, Root punches it off the back foot towards the cover fielder.
  • Sunil Narine is now introduced into the attack. It will be interesting to see his tactics here.
  • 3.6 FOUR! Hales is on the charge! Brings up the 50-run stand in style! Carlos drops it short, angling down leg. Hales stands tall and just pulls it effortlessly over fine leg for a one bounce boundary. 50/1
  • 3.5 Good stop, Nurse! On a length and angling in on middle, Hales pulls it towards mid-wicket where Ashley dives to his right to stop some runs.
  • Another delay! The two umpires have come together and having a deep discussion. It seems as if the duo are talking about the outfield being slippery. After the chat, they conclude that it's fine to continue playing.
  • 3.4 In the air... safe! Back of a length, slower one around middle and leg. Root looks to swipe it across the line but gets it off something as the ball lobs up towards the leg side. I thought it came off the gloves but the umpire doesn't agree with me. He signals it as a leg bye.
  • Change of gloves for Alex Hales!
  • 3.3 Root works it away towards Nurse at mid-wicket who stops the ball and then back-flicks at the non-striker's end. Carlos appreciates the effort.
  • 3.2 Brathwaite sees Root coming down the track and hence he bangs in a short ball. Root gets it off the splice of the bat towards deep mid-wicket and comes back for a double.
  • 3.1 Starts off with a fuller ball, straight on the stumps, flicked straight to mid-wicket.
  • Carlos Brathwaite has decided to bring himself into the attack. Will he be able to keep the Englishmen in check?
  • 2.6 SIX! A biggie to end the over! Shorter in length, angling in, Hales shuffles a bit and pulls it well over backward square leg for a maximum. First one of this innings and that's the end of another huge over for the hosts. 19 came off it! 43/1
  • 2.5 FOUR! That's blazed! Hales continues to move around in the crease to take the bowler off his radar. Gets a full ball around off and he blazes it through the gap at cover for a boundary. Not a soul moved!
  • 2.4 Back of a length on middle, Alex punches it straight to the man at mid on. Root wanted to run but 'HANG ON!' says Hales.
  • 2.3 FOUR! Bleeding continues! Now all of a sudden the Windies look out of sorts! Fuller ball, dipping in on the pads, Hales moves across a touch and flicks it elegantly through square leg. Another boundary results!
  • 2.2 Good batting! Back of a length outside off, Root doesn't want to get greedy here. Just opens the bat face and glides it down to third man to get to the other end.
  • 2.1 FOUR! Easy pickings, those! Taylor strays one down the leg side, not an ideal way to start the over. All Root had to do was to get some bat on it. Joe does so and gets it down to the fine leg fence for a boundary. Third consecutive boundary for the English side.
  • 1.6 FOUR! Make it 16 off the over, a huge one! Good length delivery on middle, Alex Hales thumps it over mid on to find the fence for the 4th time in this over. Rovman Powell would be absolutely livid with himself for dropping Hales on nought. 24/1
  • 1.5 FOUR! What was that Narine? Length delivery, angling in, Hales punches it on the up through extra cover. Sunil at mid off, instead of going after it, sprints in and slides to see the ball go through for a boundary. Williams wears a smile on his face but I am sure he won't be happy from the inside.
  • Walton is in pain and the physio has come out to attend him. In the previous delivery, he got wrong-footed and pulled his groin muscle there. He is fine to continue. Meanwhile, when he was being treated, the groundsmen were out with ropes to dry the outfield!
  • 1.4 Slower one, angling down leg, Hales looks to pull but gets it off the bottom half of the bat towards the keeper. Walton anticipates it and hence moves to his left to stop it but the ball goes the other way and he has to stretch to his right. He stops it but seems to have done some damage.
  • 1.3 FOUR! This time on the other side of the wicket! Again on the shorter side is Williams, Hales backs away and slaps it over covers for another boundary.
  • 1.2 FOUR! Tonk! On the back of a length on middle, Hales lines up behind the ball. Just a bit of a swivel and a flat-bat pull over mid-wicket from him to pick up his first boundary.
  • 1.1 Length delivery, a bit outside off, Alex makes room but punches it straight to extra cover.
  • Kesrick Williams to share the new ball.
  • 0.6 Punched! Good fielding too! Back of a length on middle, Hales punches it past the non-striker down the ground. Nurse from mid on gives it a chase and pulls it from crossing the fence. Good running between the wickets fetches them three. An eventful first over then! 8/1
  • 0.5 In the air... shelled! Alex Hales survives a scare here. Fuller in length and dipping in on the leg stump, Hales flicks it uppishly towards square leg where Rovman Powell dives to his right but the ball doesn't stick. It bursts through and they take a couple. Taylor is seriously steaming in here.
  • 0.4 Good stop, Powell! Fuller ball, slanting it on the leg stump. Root clips it past short fine leg and Powell in the deep puts in a brilliant dive to stop a run for his side. The visitors are pumped up at the moment.
  • 0.3 Short of a length outside off, Joe stays back and offers a straight bat.
  • 0.2 A loud shout for an LBW! Not given but what a ball to welcome the skipper. Fuller and spearing in on middle and leg, Root leans ahead to work it away but misses and is hit on the pads. Taylor appeals but it is slightly going down leg.
  • Joe Root is the next man in.
  • 0.1 OUT! Gone first ball! Jason Roy bags a golden duck and Jerome Taylor has his hands aloft. He comes from over the wicket and lands it on a length around off, Jason comes forward and tries to go through the off side. Hits it a bit uppishly towards backward point where Evin Lewis dives to his right to take that one. Perfect start for the Windies!
  • Welcome back for the run chase! Jason Roy and Alex Hales to open and will be facing Jerome Taylor. And it has started to rain again. Let's hope that it stays away and we don't have any further interruptions. Let's roll...


Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115