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England Vs West Indies Live Score (ODI)

Date: Friday, 29 September, 2017 IST Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton Match Status: Match Ended

England beat West Indies by 9 wickets

288/6
Overs
50.0
R/R
5.76
Fours
17
Sixes
10
Extras
6
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Sunil Ambris not out 38 27 4 0
Ashley Nurse not out 31 12 3 2
Bowling 0 M R W
Jake Ball 10 1 94 1
Tom Curran 10 1 62 1
294/1
Overs
38.0
R/R
7.74
Fours
30
Sixes
2
Extras
11
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Jonny Bairstow not out 141 114 17 0
Joe Root not out 46 44 2 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Jerome Taylor 8 0 52 0
Alzarri Joseph 7 0 54 0
  • The way Chris Gayle started, it looked like another Gaylestorm is coming. Credit to Curran who held his nerves to deceive the Big Man when he was going bonkers. There were two consecutive 50-run stands in the middle order with Shai Hope being the chief architect. The young man was dropped twice and managed to score a fighting fifty. Jake Ball was really expensive, proving to be the weak link for the Englishmen. The tourists will feel that they are at least 20 short on this true surface but they do have an opportunity. Join us in a while for the chase.
  • A flourish from the debutant, Ambris and Nurse at the fag end of the innings allows the Windies to finish with a healthy total on the board. The latter, especially, picked his spots to perfection. The away side hit 42 runs in the last three overs. However, England have done well to restrict the visitors under 300. It mainly happened due to the collective effort of the spinners, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid in the middle overs. They only conceded at an economy of 3.9 in their 20 overs to dry up the runs and took a wicket apiece.
  • 49.6 On a fuller length outside off, Nurse gets across, kneels down to slog sweep. But, gets it off the inner half onto the body. The ball rolls beside the track and the batsmen scamper through for a single. WEST INDIES FINISH ON 288/6!
  • 49.5 Wide outside off, sliced over point for a brace. This is proving to be another great over for the Windies.
  • 49.4 FOUR! Innovative! Nurse walks across, crouches and paddle scoops over Ali at short fine leg. The ball lands and trickles away to the fence. Valuable runs these!
  • 49.3 FOUR! Top shot! Full outside off, Nurse makes room and lofts it cleanly over extra cover. The ball goes on a couple of bounces across the fence.
  • 49.2 Ambris walks a long way across. Looks to heave it on the leg side, gets an inside edge and the ball runs towards backward square leg. A single is taken.
  • 49.1 Full outside off, driven to long off for a single.
  • Jake Ball to bowl the final over of the innings.
  • 48.6 Full and angling in, flicked over wide mid on. Moeen Ali has a lot of ground to cover and a brace is taken. 16 runs off the over! A great one for the Men from the Caribbean! 275/6
  • 48.5 Eased down to long on for a single.
  • 48.4 DROPPED AND A SIX! Full outside off, Nurse tonks it straight down the ground. Doesn't time it well and the ball flies high in the air. Plunkett at long off gets underneath the ball but is slightly concerned about the fence behind it. In the end, he drops the catch and the ball falls over the fence. Nurse picks his second maximum of the innings.
  • 48.3 SIX! Boom! Another slower one outside off, Nurse picks it up this time. Positions himself well and clobbers it over long on for a maximum. Ashley picked the bones out of it.
  • 48.2 Back of a hand slower ball, Nurse fails to pick it up and ends up swinging at the air.
  • 48.1 Eased down to long on for a single.
  • 47.6 FOUR! Short and angling in, pulled away through backward square leg for a boundary. 13 runs and a wicket off the over! 259/6
  • 47.5 Full outside off, pushed to mid off.
  • 47.4 Back of a length outside off, punched on the off side for a brace. Nurse is off the mark straightaway.
  • Ashley Nurse strides out to bat.
  • 47.3 OUT! Timber! Plunkett has the last laugh! Powell this time makes room to go big over the off side. Liam cleverly bowls a pacey full toss. Rovman misses and sees the woodwork disturbed. Plunkett with this wicket becomes the joint-highest wicket-taker in ODIs in 2017. He has 36 wickets to his name.
  • 47.2 SIX! Bang! Powell was trying this in the last couple of overs and finally he connects one. Short around middle, Rovman hangs back and pulls it with authority over mid-wicket for half a dozen.
  • 47.1 Back of a length delivery outside off, pulled in front of square on the leg side for a single.
  • Liam Plunkett to bowl his last over.
  • 46.6 Clever bowling from Curran! He bowls a slower one on a back of a length around middle, Powell stands tall to pull but is beaten by the lack of pace. Gets hit on the ribs. 246/5
  • 46.5 Driven through mid off by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 46.5 Wide! Slower one, fuller and way outside off. Ambris goes across to slog but misses. The umpire spreads his arms to signal a wide.
  • 46.4 Full on middle, pushed towards mid on for a single.
  • 46.3 A big swing and a miss! Slower one outside off, Powell gets into the position and swings with all his might. Unfortunately for him, he is not able to make any connection. Result - A dot ball!
  • 46.2 Angling into the batsman, tucked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 46.1 Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • Tom Curran is back on!
  • 45.6 Slower one outside off, tapped past point for another couple. 16 runs off the over! 241/5
  • 45.5 Angling down leg, Ambris whips it through backward square leg. Bairstow in the deep, hares to his right and makes a good stop near the fence. A brace is taken.
  • 45.4 Back of a length around middle, dabbed on the off side for a single.
  • 45.3 Stabbed to point for a single.
  • 45.2 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Ball bowls very full but on the pads. It's easy pickings for Ambris as the fine leg is up. The West Indian just flicks it past the fielder there and picks up another boundary.
  • 45.1 FOUR! Well played, Ambris! Ball bowls a wide yorker. Sunil uses the pace on offer and glides it away through backward point for a boundary.
  • 44.6 Ambris stays back and bunts it in the point region for a single. 227/5
  • 44.5 Length delivery outside off, dabbed on the off side for a quick single.
  • 44.4 Tapped wide of mid off for a single.
  • 44.3 Beaten! Back of a length delivery outside off, Ambris looks to glide it away but the ball bounces a touch more than he expects. Goes past the outside edge in the gloves of keeper.
  • 44.2 Length delivery outside off, run down to third man for a single.
  • 44.1 The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. They pick up a single.
  • Liam Plunkett is back on.
  • 43.6 Slower one outside off, driven to long off for a single. 222/5
  • Rovman Powell comes out to bat.
  • 43.5 OUT! In the air... gone! The well-set Hope departs! Ball bowls it full outside off, Hope in trying to up the run-rate, goes after the bowler. As he tries to loft it inside out, the bat turns in his hand and he ends up slicing it towards Billings at deep cover-point. Sam there, keeps his eyes on the ball and judges it to perfection to take the catch. Hope runs out of luck and has to make the long way back.
  • 43.4 Fullish outside off, driven towards mid off for a run.
  • 43.3 The batsman has driven it straight down the ground. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 43.2 SIX! That's massive! Back of a length delivery, angling in. Sits up nicely for Hope, who shapes up to pull and smashes it handsomely over mid-wicket for a biggie. The visitors need more of these to end on a high.
  • 43.1 Back of a length delivery outside off, guided to third man for a single.
  • Jake Ball is back for a bowl.
  • 42.6 On a good length outside off, Hope looks to loft it on the up. Hits it off the splice and the ball lobs just over mid off and trickles away. A brace is taken. 212/4
  • 42.5 Flicked off the pads on the leg side for a run.
  • 42.4 Short and angling in, pulled to deep square leg for a single.
  • 42.3 Outside off, placed to point.
  • 42.2 Driven through mid on by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 42.1 FOUR! In the gap! Banged in short, angling in. Ambris goes for the hook, gets a top edge and the ball flies over backward square leg. The ball cuts the two fielders in the deep into halves and races away to the fence. Good start to the over!
  • 41.6 Full outside off, eased down to long off for a run. 203/4
  • 41.5 DROPPED! Tossed up outside off, Hope looks to go big over the off side but mistimes it. The ball balloons over wide mid off. Root in the deep does all the hard work, covers good ground to his left, dives ahead, gets his hands to it but the ball brushes his fingers and falls on the turf. Joe, however, is alert and quickly stands up and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. That was a close shave! Hope has got another reprieve! One run taken.
  • 41.4 Full outside off, milked down to long off for a single.
  • 41.3 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
  • 41.2 FOUR! Ambris is away with a boundary! Short from Rashid again. Sunil bends his front knee and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary.
  • 41.2 Wide! Sliding down leg, Ambris looks to flick but misses. A wide is signalled.
  • 41.1 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 40.6 Length delivery outside off, defended off the back foot. What a comeback from Curran! After conceding 15 runs in the previous over, the young guy comes back in style, bowling a maiden. 195/4
  • 40.5 Pitched outside off, bunted to point.
  • 40.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 40.3 Length delivery outside off, placed to point.
  • 40.2 Fullish outside off, driven off the outer half towards covers.
  • 40.1 Dropped? No, it was a bump ball. Very full outside off, Hope looks to drive but gets it off the bottom edge. Buttler dives to his right but fails to collect it. The English players have their hands on their heads as they think Jos has dropped that. However, the replays shows that it bounced after hitting.
  • Powerplay 3 has been signaled by the umpire. Five fielders will be allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings.
  • 39.6 The batsman works it down the leg side. 195/4
  • Sunil Ambris, the debutant strides out to bat.
  • 39.5 OUT! Mohammed holes out! Tossed up outside off, Mohammed clears his front leg and looks to loft it big over long off. Gets it off the toe end and the ball skies towards Root in the deep, who takes a good catch, running to his left. Jason in trying to up the ante has lost his wicket. End of the 52-run stand. WI need to end on a high now. But, who will deliver?
  • 39.4 Driven through the covers by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 39.3 FOUR! Pulled away again! Short from Rashid around leg. Hope crouches and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary. Shai has hit his last four balls to the fence in the same region. He is on the charge now!
  • 39.2 Mohammed hangs back and guides it towards point for a run.
  • 39.1 Shortish outside off, cut to point.
  • Adil Rashid is back on!
  • 38.6 FOUR! Hat-trick of boundaries! Curran is not learning at all. Once again bowls a slower one around leg, Hope has all the time in the world to hang back and place his pull in the gap through long leg for a boundary. 15 runs off the over! 189/3
  • 38.5 FOUR! 4th ODI fifty for Shai Hope! Curran persists with a poor line once again. Bowls it on a length, angling down leg. Hope stands on one leg and drags his pull, flamingo style through long leg for a boundary. Hope raises his bat in acknowledgement. He now needs to convert this into a big one.
  • 38.4 FOUR! Freebie! Down the leg side, Hope gets down on one knee and sweeps it fine past short fine leg for a boundary.
  • 38.3 Short outside off, guided to third man for a single.
  • 38.2 Back of a hand slower one around off, tapped in the cover region for a single.
  • 38.1 Slower one on a length around middle, worked through square leg for a single.
  • Tom Curran is back on. He was really good in his first spell. England will want him to provide a few breakthroughs.
  • Drinks time.
  • 37.6 Flatter delivery outside off, Hope places it to point and sets off for a run but is rightly sent back. 174/3
  • 37.5 Quicker one on the pads, tucked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 37.4 SIX! Boom! Floated outside off, Mohammed skips down the track and lifts it over long off for a maximum. A lot of composure and confidence in the way he hit it.
  • 37.3 Flatter outside off, defended off the back foot.
  • 37.2 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 37.1 Floated outside off, Hope slaps it to covers where the fielder makes a good stop.
  • 36.6 Shortish this time, angling in. Mohammed goes for the pull but gets struck on the thigh pad. 166/3
  • 36.5 Fuller in length outside off, driven with an open face through cover-point for a couple.
  • 36.4 Length delivery on off, Mohammed goes for the drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 36.3 The batsman guides it to third man. They pick up a single.
  • 36.2 Length delivery, angling in. Hope looks to pull it across but is hit on the thigh pad.
  • 36.1 On a length outside off, Jason places it to point and calls for a run. The throw at the striker's end is wayward which means that Hope gets home safely.
  • 35.6 Quicker delivery, punched down the ground for a run. 162/3
  • 35.5 The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.
  • There is a run out appeal at the striker's end. Seems safe though.
  • 35.4 Not Out! Outside off, Mohammed places it through covers and calls for the second. The fielder returns an accurate throw to Bairstow who takes the bails off as Jason attempts to slide his bat in. It is referred upstairs. The replays show that Jason is just in.
  • 35.3 Stays back and punches it to covers.
  • 35.2 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 35.1 Flatter delivery, punched to mid on.
  • 34.6 Full outside off, driven through covers for a run. Bairstow collects it and the crowd behind him cheers. Jonny has a smile on his face. 158/3
  • 34.5 Sliding down the leg side, helped to fine leg for a couple.
  • 34.4 The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 34.3 FOUR! Sloppy work from Bairstow! Fullish delivery outside off, Mohamed drives it towards sweeper cover for a run. Bairstow attacks the ball but makes a mess of it. Tries to run back and stop it with a dive but fails to stop the boundary.
  • 34.2 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 34.1 Length delivery outside off, seams away after pitching. Mohammed feels for it but gets beaten.
  • 33.6 Outside off, Mohammed drives it to sweeper cover for a couple. 150/3
  • 33.5 Takes a couple of steps down the track and knocks it down to long on for a run.
  • 33.4 Fullish outside off, Mohammed pushes it to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 33.3 The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.
  • 33.2 A fraction short outside off, punched to covers.
  • 33.1 Outside off, eased to sweeper cover for a run.
  • 32.6 Straying on the hips, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a run. 146/3
  • 32.5 Fullish on off, eased to covers.
  • 32.4 Short of a length, helped to fine leg for a single.
  • 32.3 Back of a length outside off, Mohammed looks to cut it away but misses.
  • 32.2 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 32.1 That was nasty! Short delivery on off, shoots through after pitching. Mohammed gets into a tangle, looks to fend it away but is hit on his gloves.
  • 31.6 Straighter one outside off, Hope gets an outside edge to short third man. 144/3
  • 31.5 Fullish on off, wristed past short mid-wicket for a single.
  • 31.4 Floated outside off, eased to mid off.
  • The stand-in captain, Jason Mohammed comes out to bat.
  • 31.3 OUT! The pressure was building through some tight bowling and that brings about the downfall! The experienced campaigner fails to impress once again. Ali sees Samuels using his feet and hence, floats it wider outside off. Marlon swings at it, aiming to hit it down the ground but misses it completely. Buttler behind the stumps does the rest. A 58-run stand comes to an end.
  • 31.2 Fullish on middle, milked to long on for a single.
  • 31.1 Tossed up delivery, defended solidly off the front foot.
  • Moeen Ali is back on.
  • 30.6 Angling in on a length to Marlon. He makes room but only manages to get an inside edge onto his pads. 142/2
  • 30.5 FOUR! Shot! Short delivery on leg stump, Samuels pulls it with aplomb through backward square leg to find the fence.
  • 30.4 On a length outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.
  • 30.3 Dropped! A fantastic effort though. Fuller length delivery outside off, Hope punches it on the up with a lot of power. Morgan leaps and attempts to take it one hand. However, the ball pops out. Eoin dives back but fails to grab it. It would have been a stunner had he caught it.
  • 30.2 Good length delivery on the hips, helped down to fine leg for a run.
  • 30.1 Back of a length delivery outside off, Hope punches it nicely to deep point to rotate strike.
  • Liam Plunkett comes back for a burst.
  • 29.6 Length delivery outside off, Shai places it to sweeper cover for a run and will retain the strike. 135/2
  • 29.5 Back of a length on off, punched off the back foot through cover-point for a run.
  • 29.5 Wide! Short delivery outside off, tennis-like bounce on that. Samuels lets it go. One bouncer for the over signaled by the umpire as well.
  • 29.4 Angling into Shai. He plays it with an angled blade to point for a run.
  • 29.3 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 29.2 Similar length ball outside off, Hope places it through point for a couple.
  • 29.1 Short of a length on off, Samuels looks to block it but gets an outside edge to short third man for a run.
  • 28.6 Quicker one on middle, punched to the bowler. 128/2
  • 28.5 The batsman works it down the leg side.
  • 28.4 Clipped with the spin to the same region.
  • 28.3 Uses his feet and tucks it to short mid-wicket where Morgan dives to his right to stop it.
  • 28.2 Flatter on off, dabbed to short third man.
  • 28.1 On leg stump, nudged to short fine leg for a single.
  • 27.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 126/2
  • 27.5 The batsman goes for the pull but misses it completely.
  • 27.4 The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 27.3 Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 27.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 27.1 Back of a length on off, tapped to point.
  • Jake Ball is back on.
  • 26.6 Full delivery outside off, Marlon drives it to sweeper cover for a run and will retain strike. 123/2
  • 26.5 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a couple.
  • 26.4 On the pads, flicked to fine leg for a couple.
  • 26.3 Flatter delivery, eased to covers.
  • 26.2 Flatter on middle, tucked through wide mid on for a single.
  • 26.1 Tossed up around off, milked to mid off for a single.
  • 25.6 Looks to work it to mid-wicket but gets a soft leading edge down the track. 117/2
  • 25.5 Fullish outside off, Marlon knocks it through covers for a run.
  • 25.4 Flighted delivery, defended off the front foot.
  • 25.3 Sliding down the leg side, Samuels clips it past short fine leg for a couple.
  • 25.2 Wrong one on middle and leg, tucked past mid-wicket for a run.
  • 25.1 Fullish outside off, pushed off the front foot to short cover.
  • 24.6 Again comes down the track and decides to defend it. 2 runs from the over, good bowling from the spinners. 113/2
  • 24.5 Slower through the air on off, Samuels uses his feet to work it to short mid-wicket.
  • 24.4 Stays back to the flatter delivery to keep it out.
  • 24.3 Floated outside off, defended off the front foot.
  • 24.2 On middle and leg, helped to square leg for a single.
  • 24.1 Short delivery outside off, Marlon pulls it hard to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 23.6 Slow through the air on off, played with soft hands to point for a run. 111/2
  • 23.5 Short delivery outside off, punched off the back foot to sweeper cover to rotate strike.
  • 23.4 Fullish on middle, driven through mid on for a run.
  • 23.3 Outside off, cut away with the spin through point for a brace.
  • 23.2 Stifled appeal for an LBW denied! Wrong one from Rashid. Samuels plants his front foot across, plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads. The English side are interested but the umpire says not out. It was sliding down leg.
  • 23.1 Fullish delivery on off, Samuels lunges forward in defense.
  • 22.6 Loopy ball on off, eased back to Ali. 106/2
  • 22.5 Landed outside off, driven through wide mid off for a run.
  • 22.4 Tossed up on off, Samuels uses his feet and knocks it to mid off. Seems like a big hit is around the corner.
  • 22.3 Flighted outside off, pushed off the front foot to short cover.
  • 22.2 Outside off, tapped to point for a run.
  • 22.1 Flatter delivery on off, punched to mid on.
  • 21.6 Tossed up outside off, Shai drives it through covers for a run. 104/2
  • 21.5 Full delivery on middle, Marlon makes room and eases it to mid on for a run.
  • 21.4 Floated delivery, defended solidly off the front foot.
  • 21.3 The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.
  • 21.2 Similar delivery, hit with a lot of power to sweeper cover. Roy in the deep runs to his right, slides and makes a brilliant stop. Saves a couple for his side. Fielding from England has been really good.
  • 21.1 Full outside off, Hope slaps it to sweeper cover to rotate strike.
  • 20.6 Spinning into Samuels. Clipped to square leg. Only one from the over. 99/2
  • 20.5 Shortish outside off, cut through point for a run.
  • 20.4 Flat ball outside off, Hope camps back and blocks it.
  • 20.3 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 20.2 Outside off, Shai taps it to point. 8 consecutive dot balls. Pressure building up.
  • 20.1 Tossed up delivery, defended off the front foot.
  • 19.6 Flatter delivery on off, pushed off the back foot to mid off. A maiden for Rashid, really tight bowling! 98/2
  • 19.5 Tossed up outside off, Samuels prods forward to block it.
  • 19.4 Outside off, left alone.
  • 19.3 Slider on middle and leg, Marlon takes a couple of steps down the track and somehow manages to keep it out.
  • 19.2 Slow through the air outside off, played with soft hands back to the bowler.
  • 19.1 Tossed up outside off, eased to cover-point.
  • 18.6 Stays back to the length delivery and blocks it. 98/2
  • 18.5 Fullish outside off, Samuels drives it crisply to wide mid off for a brisk single.
  • 18.4 Quicker delivery on off, tapped to point.
  • 18.3 Fullish delivery, Shai eases it through mid on to rotate strike.
  • 18.2 Tossed up outside off, played to point with an angled blade.
  • 18.1 Low full toss on off, Hope knocks it to long on for a run.
  • Moeen Ali is called on for a bowl.
  • Time for Drinks. After a breezy start from Chris Gayle, England have managed to pull things back a bit. They need to continue picking up wickets while the Windies need to stitch a solid partnership.
  • 17.6 Lands it around off, Samuels looks to defend that one but is beaten all ends up. 94/2
  • 17.5 Flatter outside off, Shai camps back to cut but it is too close for the shot. Ends up chopping it towards short third man for a single.
  • 17.4 Quicker one on middle, turned towards mid-wicket by the batsman.
  • 17.3 Loops it outside off, pushed through wide mid off for a single.
  • 17.2 Fuller on middle, driven towards covers.
  • 17.1 Lands it outside off, guided towards the point fielder.
  • 16.6 Angles it around off, comes in, nudged towards square leg for a single. 92/2
  • 16.6 WIDE! Full and down the leg side, Samuels shapes to clip with a shuffle but fails to connect.
  • 16.5 No harm done! Full and outside off, Samuels taps it towards covers and takes off for a single. Shai sends him back in time and Samuels is safely back.
  • 16.4 Guides it towards point for a single.
  • 16.3 Fuller on middle, turned towards mid on by the batsman.
  • 16.2 Full outside off, driven towards extra cover where Morgan dives and stops the ball going to his left.
  • 16.1 Angles it around off, Hope defends it towards point from his crease.
  • 15.6 Full again, Marlon drives it back to the bowler from his crease. 89/2
  • 15.5 Fuller around off, blocked by Samuels.
  • 15.4 Floats it outside off, square driven towards short third man for a single.
  • 15.3 Takes a single with a drive to mid off.
  • 15.2 Drives it through covers for a single.
  • 15.1 Floats it around off, pushed towards point for a single by Shai Hope.
  • 14.6 The batsman defends it from within the crease. 86/2
  • 14.5 Back of a length on middle, worked to square leg.
  • Marlon Samuels is the new man in.
  • 14.4 OUT! A terrific catch from Plunkett once again! He is turning it around for England. Fuller in length around off, Kyle Hope looks to push it down the ground but the bat turns in his hand. He ends up mistiming it uppishly towards Plunkett. Liam maintains his balance in his followthrough, bends and takes a brilliant catch with his left hand. His teammates are elated!
  • 14.3 Similar delivery outside off, eased to the same region for another run.
  • STAT ALERT - A record for Shai Hope! He has the most number of double digit scores since his debut in international cricket, going past the record held by the Australian great, Michael Bevan.
  • 14.2 Fullish delivery outside off, Shai knocks it to mid off.
  • 14.1 Back of a length outside off, tapped to backward point.
  • 13.6 Googly outside off, Kyle reads it and cuts it through point for a brace. Sensible batting from the duo. 85/1
  • 13.5 Loopy delivery, Hope puts his head down and defends it calmly.
  • 13.4 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
  • 13.3 Outside off, Kyle guides it past short third man who chases it down and saves a run for his side.
  • 13.2 Slips in the googly around off, Kyle looks to drive it down the ground but gets it off the inner half down the track.
  • 13.1 Floated on off, Kyle lunges forward in defense.
  • 12.6 Fractionally overpitched outside off, Hope hammers it to sweeper cover for a couple. 79/1
  • 12.5 Angling into Kyle. Helped through square leg to rotate strike.
  • 12.4 Short of a length on middle and leg, Shai hops and tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 12.3 Full length ball outside off, tapped to backward point.
  • 12.2 Shortish delivery on off, pulled through square leg for a run.
  • 12.1 Full length delivery outside off, eased to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 11.6 Fullish outside off, Hope drives it through wide mid off. Two runs taken. 73/1
  • 11.5 Slow through the air, tapped to the bowler.
  • 11.4 Floated on off, Shai knocks it to mid on for a brisk single.
  • 11.3 Fullish outside off, stroked to short cover.
  • 11.2 Landed on off, spinning away. Shai plays inside the line and leaves it alone.
  • 11.1 Starts off with a tossed up delivery outside off, Shai lets it go.
  • Spin for the first time in the game. Adil Rashid to roll his arm over now. A slip in place.
  • 10.6 Fullish delivery on the pads, Shai Hope clips it uppishly through short fine leg for a single. 70/1
  • 10.5 Short of a length delivery, kept out off the back foot.
  • 10.4 Full length delivery on off, Kyle Hope pushes it uppishly towards Ball at mid on. He dives to his left to make a good stop. A single taken.
  • 10.4 Wide! Down the leg side, Kyle goes for the flick but misses.
  • 10.3 Fullish outside off, Shai knocks it to mid off for a run.
  • 10.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 10.1 Half-volley outside off, Kyle drives it to mid off to rotate strike.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled by the umpire. Four fielders will be allowed the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Change in bowling as well. Liam Plunkett comes into the attack.
  • 9.6 Another change of delivery perhaps, Kyle eases it to mid off for a quick single. 65/1
  • 9.5 Back of the hand slower delivery outside off, Hope picks it up and strokes it to Billings at cover-point.
  • 9.4 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
  • 9.3 Fullish outside off, Kyle Hope drives it crisply to wide mid off. Malan(sub) dives to his left to save a certain boundary. Saves a couple for his side.
  • 9.2 Fractionally overpitched on off, Shai knocks it to wide mid off for a brisk single.
  • 9.1 Fullish delivery on off, Shai Hope eases it back to the bowler.
  • 8.6 FOUR! Hit with authority! Short delivery on middle and leg, Kyle pulls it hard through backward square leg. Beats the man in the deep to find the fence. 61/1
  • 8.5 Straying on the pads, clipped to short fine leg.
  • 8.4 Good length delivery outside off, Kyle pushes at it but gets it off the outer half to backward point.
  • 8.3 Short of a length on off, Shai Hope shuffles and tucks it to mid on for a run.
  • 8.2 In the zone outside off, Shai doesn't fiddle with it.
  • 8.1 Back of a length delivery around off, played with an angled bat to point.
  • 7.6 Beaten! Length ball outside off, moves away a touch, Kyle looks to defend but is beaten all ends up. 56/1
  • 7.5 Kyle gets across and taps it towards the leg side.
  • 7.4 FOUR! Top shot! Fullish from Curran, Kyle gets in line of the ball and just presents the full face of the bat. The timing is good and he gets a boundary through mid on.
  • 7.3 Fuller outside off, pushed towards mid off from the crease.
  • Time for the Hope brothers. Shai joins Kyle at the crease.
  • 7.2 OUT! What a great catch, Liam Plunkett! Maiden ODI wicket for Tom Curran. Tom watches Gayle move around and bowls a slower ball around middle. Chris is dancing around and hence cannot get the timing on his lofted shot right. The ball skies straight down the ground. Plunkett runs back from mid off, keeps his eyes on the ball, dives full stretch forward to take it. Superb catch but a moment Curran will never forget in his life. Gayle departs after a cameo.
  • 7.1 Good length around middle and off, Gayle opens the face of the bat and angles it towards point from his crease.
  • 6.6 BEATEN! Length ball just outside off, Kyle is no Gayle and he hangs his bat out for it. The ball moves away a shade and beats him all ends up. 52/0
  • 6.5 Angles a length ball around off, Kyle turns it through square leg for a couple of runs. He has been happy to play second fiddle.
  • 6.4 Ball tucks Gayle with a length ball around middle and leg, Chris manages to nudge it through square leg for a single. 50 up for the Windies in just the 7th over.
  • 6.3 SIX! He wanted to go over mid off on the previous ball, he goes this time. Full from Ball, Gayle gets under it and just lifts it over mid off for a biggie. He is hitting them cleanly at the moment.
  • 6.2 FOUR! Streaky runs! Good length around off, Gayle aims to hit it over mid off but gets a top edge over short fine leg to find the fence.
  • 6.1 SIX! 4 maximums in a row for Gayle! He is on carnage at the moment. It was not a bad delivery by any means. On a length on off, Gayle backs away, lines it up and smashes it with a horizontal bat over covers. Clears the fence with ease.
  • Conference time! Jake Ball, Eoin Morgan have a chat about the field. Square leg goes back and there is a long on in place.
  • 5.6 Similar delivery outside off, driven to mid off. 33/0
  • 5.5 Half-volley outside off, Kyle pushes it to wide mid off.
  • 5.4 FOUR! Well played! Fullish delivery on off, Hope strides forward and strokes it past Curran. He has struck that sweetly and the ball whistles away to the fence.
  • 5.3 Fuller in length, angling in from outside off. Kyle drives it off the inner half back to the bowler.
  • 5.2 Fractionally overpitched outside off, Hope eases it to mid off.
  • 5.1 Fuller in length, Kyle drives it back to Curran who makes a good stop in his followthrough.
  • STAT ALERT - 250 sixes for Chris Gayle, third player after Shahid Afridi, Sanath Jayasuriya to do so.
  • 4.6 SIX! Make that three in a row! Length delivery in line of the stumps, Gayle makes a bit of room and tonks it over long on for a huge biggie. The Big Man is in the zone. 20 from the over. 29/0
  • 4.5 SIX! This one is even better! Fuller in length outside off, Gayle leans ahead and lifts it over extra cover. The timing is spot on and when he hits them, they stay hit. Ominous signs for England.
  • 4.4 SIX! Straight as an arrow! In the slot on off, Gayle clears his front leg and smokes it straight down the ground for a maximum.
  • 4.3 Shortish delivery on off, Gayle pulls it over mid-wicket. The outfield is slow and Ali rushes after it. Saves a couple for his side.
  • 4.2 First signs of aggression from Chris! Similar length ball on middle and leg, Gayle makes room and mistimes his stroke to mid on.
  • 4.1 Another play and a miss! Good length ball on middle and leg, Gayle tries to get behind the line but the away movement foxes him completely.
  • 3.6 Wider outside off, played with an angled blade to point. 9/0
  • 3.5 Fullish around off, knocked to mid off.
  • 3.4 Another LBW shout denied! Full length delivery on middle, Hope looks to play it across but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The appeal is turned down. The replays confirm the edge.
  • 3.3 Gayle is looking tentative! Length delivery on middle and leg, a hint of away swing there. Gayle pushes at it and gets an inside edge besides the pitch on the leg side. A run taken.
  • 3.2 Straying on the hips, helped to fine leg for a run.
  • 3.1 Fractionally overpitched on off, Gayle strokes it to extra cover to rotate strike.
  • 2.6 Full length outside off, eased through covers for a run. Gayle is finally off the mark after 14 deliveries. 6/0
  • 2.5 Ball keeps on testing The Big Man! Hurls it on a length on off, Gayle pokes at it but is beaten by the away movement. He has got out on few occasions edging suck deliveries.
  • 2.4 Similar length delivery, punched off the back foot to covers.
  • 2.3 Length delivery on off, seaming away after pitching. Gayle feels for it but gets foxed completely.
  • 2.2 Good length delivery on off, Hope closes his bat face early and hence, gets a leading edge through covers. A run taken.
  • 2.1 On a length on the pads, Hope clips it through mid-wicket. Rashid in the deep runs to his left and keeps it down to a couple.
  • 1.6 A loud shout for an LBW denied! Good length delivery around off, angling in. Gayle opts to point his bat skywards and gets struck high on the pads. Curran and Buttler are confident but the umpire shakes his head. Height was the factor which saved Chris. Curran makes a tidy start to his ODI career. 2/0
  • 1.5 Wider outside off this time, Chris doesn't fiddle with it. Watchful way to begin his innings.
  • 1.4 Similar length delivery outside off, patted to short cover.
  • 1.3 Movement on that occasion! Fullish delivery outside off, swinging away. Gayle plays inside the line and lets it go.
  • 1.2 Good length delivery on middle and leg, Chris looks to play it across but wears it on the thigh pad.
  • 1.1 Length delivery around off, Hope pushes at it tentatively but gets it off the inner half towards mid-wicket. A run taken.
  • 1.1 Wide! False start to his ODI career. Curran steams in but loses his radar. Slips it down the leg side, Hope looks to flick it away but misses.
  • Tom Curran, on debut, to bowl with the second new ball from the other end.
  • 0.6 Full length ball on middle and leg, Chris plays it with soft hands to mid on. Ball starts off with a maiden, great start for England. 0/0
  • 0.5 That's a peach! Length delivery on middle and off, hits the deck and seams away. Gayle has no option to play at it and ends up getting beaten all ends up.
  • 0.4 Back of a length on leg stump, Gayle tries to tuck it away but the ball brushes his thigh pad and carries through to Buttler. A stifled appeal but there was no bat involved.
  • 0.3 Good length delivery, slanting across the southpaw. The big man plants his front foot across to allow it through.
  • 0.2 A bit straighter this time attacking the base of middle stump, Chris comes half-forward and pats it back to Ball.
  • 0.1 Starts off with a full length delivery on the pads, Gayle prods foward to block it.
  • We are set to get underway. The players and the umpires make their way out to the middle. Chris Gayle and Kyle Hope to open the innings for West Indies. Jake Ball to start off with the first new ball for England. Three slips in place. Here we go...
  • TOSS - England win the toss and opt to field. Tom Curran gets his maiden ODI cap and he replaces Chris Woakes! A big moment for the youngster. Two changes for the Windies. Kyle Hope and Sunil Ambris, the debutant replace Evin Lewis and Jason Holder.
  • On the other hand, the visitors have been good in patches but they need to fire as a unit. In the absence of the injured Evin Lewis, Sunil Ambris might earn his maiden ODI cap and Kyle Hope can also get a game. Jason Mohammed will captain the side as Jason Holder has flown back home to attend his uncle's funeral. Can the tourists spring in a surprise or will the hosts continue to rule the roost in home conditions? Expect a cracker!
  • After a bit of a delay due to the rain, we're all good and set for the fixture. Hello and a warm welcome to the coverage of the 5th and final ODI between England and West Indies at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. It has been a satisfying summer for the hosts till now and they will look to conclude it with another victory, thereby inflicting a 4-0 clean sweep on the Windies. Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been suspended by the ECB till further notice. Dawid Malan has been called into the squad. It will be interesting to see if the hosts rest their key players. Tom Curran is in line for a debut.

England Vs West Indies Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • End of a long tour and the Englishmen have come out with flying colors! Results that will please the hosts completely. They were at it on every occasion and didn't let the intensity drop. They inflicted a clean sweep on South Africa and followed it with another one against the Windies. The only disappointment would be losing the semi-final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy against Pakistan as they were tipped as the favourites. The all-important Ashes is coming up in November and the confidence will be high heading into the series. On the other hand, the Windies showed glimpses of individual brilliance but failed to come through as a team. They will head back home and need to polish their skills. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
  • Time for celebration! Eoin Morgan has been handed over the trophy. He poses along with his teammates for photographs. Happy English faces all around!
  • England skipper, Eoin Morgan says that he is extremely proud of his side. Mentions that they have continued their form from the Champions Trophy. States that they have been convincing against a strong side like West Indies. Feels that they have played as a team, going out and getting big scores is a great thing. Praises Bairstow for the way he plays. Adds that he has made his limited opportunities count. Reckons that they need to improve their fielding. Feels that it is not a worry but they are far away from being the best fielding side in the world. Adds that winning by 9 wickets was great. Mentions that Curran's performance against South Africa was good and he is happy that he delivered here. Opines that they cannot rely on the spinners every time and adds that the pace bowlers need to make the ball move sideways. Declares that the preparation for the 2019 World Cup is good. Feels that they are confident heading into the Ashes. Ends by saying that it has been a satisfying summer.
  • West Indies skipper, Jason Mohammed says that they didn't deliver under pressure. Mentions that the bowlers are wicket-takers especially Jerome Taylor but it didn't work in this series. Credits the English batters for playing well. Adds that they could have been much better in the field. States that they need to rotate strike more frequently when they bat. Opines that with some of the senior guys back, they will inspire the youngsters.
  • MOEEN ALI IS THE MAN OF THE SERIES. He says that he has played the way he likes and it has paid off. Mentions that the short boundaries help. Adds that it is not easy to bat at No. 8 but is pleased with his big-hitting. States that Adil Rashid takes a lot of wickets and he enjoys bowling along side him. States that he can't wait for the Ashes in Australia.
  • JONNY BAIRSTOW HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. He says that he is very pleased to end the summer with some runs. Mentions that the first hundred was more important. Adds that he capitalized on that and continued his form. States that when you get an opportunity, you need to take it. Expresses that he is happy with his performance. Reckons that both Hales and Roy outscore him and feels that this is the reason they have scored heavily in the last 18 months. Ends by saying that he will take rest for the two next weeks and go back to the gym.
  • Special mention needs to be given to Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy. The former grabbed the opportunity to bat at the top of the order with both hands, scoring two centuries in the series. Roy had lost his place due to a lean patch but has come back with a bang. With these two performing, it puts more pressure on Alex Hales. There will be competition for places in the playing eleven now. Perhaps, a good headache to have for Eoin Morgan. Stay tuned for the presentation...
  • The visitors tried everything but with minimal success. The hero of the last game, Alzarri Joseph struggled and was taken to the cleaners. In fact, every bowler was tonked all around the park, leaving them hapless in the process. The tourists looked clueless and surrendered without a fight. Two consecutive century stands sealed the deal for the hosts. A fitting way to end the long English summer!
  • An apt term to describe this chase will be flawless. With that, England inflict a 4-0 clean sweep on the Windies. 289 looked like a competitive target but the home side has made a mockery of it. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow came out with intent, scoring at will. Nothing seemed to trouble them and they kept on motoring along. Roy missed out on a century by a mere 4 runs but Bairstow hit a fabulous unbeaten ton to take his side over the finishing line along with his Yorkshire teammate, Joe Root.
  • 37.6 SIX! Thumping way to win the game! Clean as a whistle! This has been a complete domination from the Englishmen. Fullish delivery outside off, Root leans ahead and lifts it down the ground for a maximum. ENGLAND WIN BY 9 WICKETS WITH 72 BALLS TO SPARE. The English camp is delighted! Customary handshakes all around.
  • 37.5 Fullish delivery, knocked to long on for a run.
  • 37.4 Similar length outside off, slapped to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 37.3 Shorter in length on middle, punched through mid on for a run.
  • 37.2 FOUR! Sublime! Floated outside off, Bairstow extends his arms and strokes it through extra cover for a boundary. England just a hit away from a win.
  • 37.1 Played with the spin to mid-wicket.
  • Marlon Samuels is back on.
  • 36.6 On the boots, helped around the corner for a run. 281/1
  • 36.5 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 36.4 FOUR! Bairstow has looked flawless today! Tossed up outside off, Bairstow creams it through extra cover to pick up another boundary. This is the highest individual score for an Englishman against the West Indies in ODIs.
  • 36.3 On the pads, nudged through backward square leg for a brace.
  • 36.2 FOUR! Slapped! Fullish on off, Bairstow smashes it past mid off for a boundary.
  • 36.1 Fullish on off, Root reverse sweeps it to short third man for a run.
  • Ashley Nurse is back on.
  • 35.6 Short again, pulled to fine leg for a run. 269/1
  • 35.5 A short delivery which has been pulled away. One run added to the total.
  • 35.5 Short delivery outside off, left alone. Wide signaled for height.
  • 35.4 FOUR! Crunched! Length delivery outside off, Bairstow punches it on the up through covers for a blistering boundary.
  • 35.3 Straying on the hips, helped to fine leg for a brace.
  • 35.2 FOUR! Fullish and shaping in. Bairstow whips it through mid-wicket. Ambris in the deep runs to his left, looks very clumsy and ends up making a mess of it with a slide. Looks like while he tried to keep the ball back in play, his leg came in contact with the ropes. The replays confirm so. That must have hurt.
  • 35.2 Wide! Cummins slips this one down the leg side. Jonny looks to clip it away but misses. The 100-run stand comes up between the two. It has brought them to the brink of victory.
  • 35.1 Short of a length outside off, slapped to point.
  • 34.6 Good length delivery, shaping into Root. Worked to mid on. 255/1
  • 34.5 Slower delivery on a back of a length outside off, Jonny plays it with an angled blade behind point for a run.
  • 34.4 Shaping into Jonny. Punched off the back foot.
  • 34.3 Length delivery outside off, driven on the up to covers.
  • 34.2 FOUR! As easy as you get! Short delivery on middle and leg, sits up nicely for Bairstow. He pulls it with aplomb through backward square leg. Powell in the deep races to his right, looks to show his fancy football skills but fails to stop it. He needs to be careful, can easily get injured.
  • 34.1 On a length outside off, tapped to point for a run.
  • 33.6 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball through point. One run added to the total. 249/1
  • 33.5 Short of a length on off, Jonny makes room and slaps it with a vertical bat to mid off. A single taken.
  • 33.4 Full toss on off, Bairstow fails to capitalize on it. Mistimes his push to mid on.
  • 33.3 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 33.2 FOUR! Nicely done! Shortish delivery on middle and leg, Bairstow pulls it all along the ground through backward square leg and the ball races to the fence.
  • 33.1 Back of a length outside off, punched off the back foot to sweeper cover for a couple.
  • 32.6 Short again, pulled to deep square leg for a run. 241/1
  • 32.5 A short delivery which has been pulled away. One run added to the total.
  • 32.4 Angling into Joe. Flicked to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 32.3 2nd ODI century for Bairstow in ODIs! Both his tons have come in this series and that too as an opener. Good length delivery outside off, Jonny taps it to third man for a single. This knock speaks volumes about his capability with the bat. He pumps his fists in the air and has a big smile on his face. The entire English dressing room is up on its face. It has been a colorful display of strokes from the wicket-keeper batsman all around the field.
  • 32.2 FOUR! Pure timing! Back of a length delivery outside off, Bairstow punches it elegantly through covers. The fielder from the region sprints after it, slides but only parries the ball over the ropes along with him. Bairstow moves on to 99 with that.
  • 32.1 FOUR! Hit with disdain! In the slot outside off, Biatstow stands his ground and swipes it through mid on for a rocketing boundary.
  • Time for Drinks. Meanwhile, the substitute, Brathwaite is on the field. The visitors are taking ages to get going again.
  • 31.6 Length delivery outside off, Root shuffles across, walks down the track and looks to play it across but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 228/1
  • 31.5 Short of a length around off, shaping in. Root is cramped up a bit as he chops it to point.
  • 31.4 Full delivery on off, Bairstow times it elegantly to mid on and crosses through for a run.
  • 31.3 Fuller in length outside off, Bairstow shuffles across and clips it to mid-wicket.
  • 31.2 Fullish delivery, eased down to mid on for a run.
  • 31.1 Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
  • Miguel Cummins comes back into the attack.
  • 30.6 Back of a length delivery outside off, punched off the back foot to Gayle at short cover. The big man leaps and throws it towards the keeper with his left hand. He is an animated character. 226/1
  • 30.5 FOUR! Brilliantly played! Shortish delivery well outside off, Bairstow waits for it and upper cuts it over point. The ball plugs in the field but has enough on it to roll to the fence.
  • 30.4 Short of a length delivery around off, Root taps it besides the pitch and sneaks in a run.
  • 30.3 Length delivery outside off, dabbed towards backward point. This time Root wants the run but Jonny sends him back.
  • 30.2 Good length delivery in the zone of apprehension. Bairstow guides it to third man for a run. Eggs his partner for the second but this time Root is not keen on taking the challenge.
  • 30.1 FOUR! Bairstow is easy on the eye! All about timing and elegance! Back of a length delivery outside off, Bairstow uses the pace and places it uppishly behind point. Nicely done and the ball whistles away to the boundary.
  • Jerome Taylor returns for a bowl. The search for wickets continues.
  • 29.6 On a length on off, Jonny milks it down to long on for a run. 214/1
  • 29.5 Fullish delivery around off, Jonny shuffles a touch and defends it.
  • 29.4 Brilliant running! How quick is Bairstow between the wickets! Good length ball outside off, Jonny guides it behind point. Straightaway calls for the second. Pushes his Test skipper to run hard and completes it with ease.
  • 29.3 Length delivery outside off, Root cuts it behind point for a run.
  • 29.2 FOUR! Errs in line and pays the price for it! You can't be bowling there with fine leg inside the circle. Too full and straight, Root tickles it past short fine leg to find the fence.
  • 29.1 Fullish on middle, driven to mid on for a brisk single.
  • 28.6 Good length delivery outside off, Root taps it towards backward point. Wants a run but is sent back. 205/1
  • 28.5 Fuller in length outside off, Root strokes it to sweeper cover for a couple.
  • 28.4 Fullish in length, clipped with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 28.3 Joseph searches for the yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss on off. Root does well to dig it out to wide mid on.
  • 28.2 FOUR! Put away with ease! Short delivery on middle and leg, Root pulls it in a controlled manner through backward square leg. There is a bit of dew on the outfield and as a result, the ball skids through. Beats Powell in the deep and the ball races to the fence.
  • 28.1 Length delivery on off, defended solidly off the back foot.
  • 27.6 Back of a length delivery around off, comes on quicker than Root expects. He ends up toe-ending his pull to deep mid-wicket for a run and he will retain the strike. 199/1
  • 27.5 Overpitched this time, driven past the bowler for a run.
  • 27.4 Straight on this occasion. Turned through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 27.3 Slower delivery on a back of a length outside off. Jonny runs it down to third man for a run.
  • 27.2 Shaping in on a length to the wicket-keeper batsman. He knocks it towards mid on where the fielder dives to his right to make a good stop.
  • 27.1 Length delivery on off, Jonny dabs it to covers.
  • 26.6 Back of a length outside off, Jonny places it to Powell at backward point who dives to his left but fumbles a bit. The batsmen sneak in a run. 195/1
  • 26.5 Pinpoint yorker on off, Joe is alert to it and digs it out towards short third man. A single taken. The Windies need more of such deliveries to surprise the batsmen.
  • 26.4 Back of a length delivery, glided to third man to rotate strike.
  • 26.3 Short delivery on middle, Root pulls it all along the ground through backward square leg for a single.
  • 26.2 A tad fuller in length, Root puts his head down and defends it calmly.
  • 26.1 On a length on middle and leg, Root tucks it around the corner for a couple. The running between the wickets is once again fantastic.
  • 25.6 Fuller in length, driven down to long on for a single. 189/1
  • 25.5 Length delivery, shaping in from around off. Bairstow aims to cut it but ends up chopping it behind point. A run taken.
  • 25.4 Angling into the hips, Jonny nudges it through backward square leg for a brace.
  • 25.3 Slower delivery outside off, Bairstow mistimes his punch to covers.
  • 25.2 Angling down the leg side, Root helps it through square leg for a run. Runs are coming easily for the Englishmen.
  • 25.1 Back of a length outside off, placed through cover-point for a single.
  • Rovman Powell is introduced into the attack.
  • 24.6 Fractionally overpitched outside off, eased to short cover. 183/1
  • 24.5 Full length ball on off, wristed to mid on.
  • 24.4 Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 24.3 Shaping into Jonny. He clips it off the inner half to mid-wicket to rotate strike.
  • 24.2 Fullish ball, stroked to mid off.
  • 24.1 Short of a length on middle, tucked through square leg for a run.
  • 23.6 Two Leg byes! Slanting down the leg side, Bairstow looks to clip it away but the ball brushes his pads and rolls to fine leg. Two leg byes taken. 181/1
  • What happened there? Joseph is ready to begin his over but is told to wait. The third umpire informs Michael Gough that Cummins has bowled a ball less and he needs to complete it. The fast bowler has to come all the way from fine leg. Poor lad!
  • 23.5 Angling into Root, clipped through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 23.4 Fullish delivery, eased to mid on.
  • 23.3 A loud appeal for an LBW turned down! Fullish delivery on off, angling in. Root looks to play it across but misses to be pinged on the pads. Cummins is confident but the umpire stays put. However, Mohammed does not go for the review. The Snicko shows that there wasn't any inside edge but it may have gone down the leg side. Tight call!
  • 23.2 On a length outside off, dabbed to third man for a run.
  • 23.2 Five Wides! Bonus runs for England! The visitors can't afford that. Short delivery outside off, Bairstow shapes for the pull but doesn't go for it. The ball lands in front of Shai Hope and spins past him to go through to the fence. Sloppy stuff!
  • 23.1 Shortish outside off, Jonny cuts it over point. Taylor dives to his right and makes a brilliant stop. Two runs taken.
  • 22.6 On the pads, clipped to the leg side for a run. 170/1
  • 22.5 Flighted delivery, milked to long on for a single.
  • 22.4 Spinning into Jonny. Nudged through square leg for a single.
  • 22.3 Stays back to this one and tucks it to deep square leg for a run.
  • 22.2 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 22.1 Short outside off, Root cuts it past point. Cummins chases after it but slips. However, manages to keep the ball in play. Saves a run for his side.
  • 21.6 The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. A wicket and 8 runs from the over. 162/1
  • 21.5 Short delivery outside off, cut through point to rotate strike.
  • 21.5 Wide! Down the leg side, Jonny misses out on his tuck.
  • 21.4 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
  • 21.3 Short delivery, pulled through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • Joe Root strides out to bat.
  • 21.2 OUT! Roy departs after playing a swashbuckling knock! A really sad way to get dismissed, he only missed out on a century by 4 runs. Fuller length delivery on off, angling in. Roy aims to knock it through mid on to rotate strike but misses to get rapped on the pads. It looks dead. As soon as the appeals go up, the umpire raises his finger. Bairstow asks Jason whether he got an inside edge on that but the elegant opener says that he didn't and keeps walking back to the pavilion. The Ageas Bowl crowd rises up on its feel to acknowledge his knock. The 156-run opening stand comes to an end. Can the visitors trigger a collapse?
  • 21.1 Short delivery on middle, Roy pulls it towards deep backward square leg. Powell in the deep runs to his right and slips a bit but manages to cut it off. Two runs taken.
  • Miguel Cummins comes back for a burst. Time is running out for the visitors. They need wickets desperately.
  • 20.6 Outside off, dabbed to third man. 154/0
  • 20.5 Spinning in from a shorter length outside off, Bairstow mistimes his cut to covers. Failed to capitalize on that.
  • 20.4 Tossed up delivery, eased with the spin to mid on for a run.
  • 20.3 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
  • 20.2 FOUR! Hit hard and he moves into the 90s with that! Shortish on middle, Roy flat-bats it past the bowler for a rocketing boundary. The Windies do not have any clue at the moment. Perhaps, time to go back to the quick bowlers.
  • 20.1 Flatter one, punched to long on for a run.
  • 19.6 SIX! Clean as a whistle! Floated outside off, Roy skips down the track and whacks it over cow corner for a maximum. 15 from the over. 146/0
  • 19.5 Dabbed to short third man for a run this time.
  • 19.4 FOUR! Shot! Fullish delivery, Bairstow sweeps it hard through backward square leg. The fielder near the ropes dives but fails to stop it.
  • 19.3 Outside off, Roy guides it past the keeper. Taylor sprints after it from short third man and saves a run for his side.
  • 19.2 Driven towards the mid on region. One run added to the total.
  • 19.1 Tossed up outside off, Jonny eases it to mid off.
  • 18.6 On the boots, flicked through square leg for a run. Five singles from that over. 131/0
  • 18.5 Floated delivery, defended off the front foot.
  • 18.4 Roy uses his feet again. He is not quite to the pitch of it but manages to drive it to mid on for a run.
  • 18.3 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 18.2 Fullish delivery, eased to long on to rotate strike.
  • 18.1 Flatter on off, Bairstow punches it down to long on for a run. That brings up Bairstow's 6th ODI fifty. He has made his opportunity count at the top of the order. Well played!
  • 17.6 Fullish delivery, flicked past mid-wicket for a run. 126/0
  • 17.5 Drifting into Jonny. He knows where the gaps are. Places it through in front of square leg for a couple.
  • 17.4 Shortish around off, hit to mid off.
  • 17.3 Floated around off, Jonny clips it with the spin to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 17.2 Flighted delivery, Bairstow lunges forward in defense.
  • 17.1 Tossed up delivery, Bairstow uses his feet and chips it uppishly over wide mid on. Two runs taken.
  • 16.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 119/0
  • 16.5 FOUR! Streaky runs! Short delivery outside off, Roy looks to force it through covers but gets it off the outer half past short third man. Cummins from the same region hares after it, puts in a slide to keep the ball in play. The umpires check upstairs for it. The replays show that the ball was in his hands while his leg touched the ropes.
  • 16.4 Quicker one on off, milked to long on for a single.
  • 16.3 Floated around off, Roy drives it with the spin down to long on for a run.
  • 16.2 Spinning into Jonny. He works it through square leg to rotate strike.
  • 16.1 Flat delivery on off, milked down to long on for a run.
  • Time for Drinks. England are cruising along at the moment. Roy and Bairstow have kept the scoreboard ticking, punishing the loose deliveries as well. England need 178 more to win from 204 balls. The Windies need regular wickets to transfer the pressure on the hosts. Meanwhile, Bairstow has a change of bat.
  • 15.6 Camps back to the shortish delivery and punches it to long off for a run. 111/0
  • 15.5 Fullish on middle and leg, Roy clips it through backward square leg for a couple. These two have run really well between the wickets.
  • 15.4 Tossed up delivery, defended solidly off the front foot.
  • 15.3 Flatter one, Roy flat-bats it and it goes on to hit the stumps at the bowler's end.
  • Taylor is at deep point now.
  • 15.2 Continues to be short. Punched off the back to sweeper cover for a brace.
  • 15.1 Shortish delivery outside off, cut to sweeper cover for a run.
  • Marlon Samuels to roll his arm over. He will be bowling after a long time.
  • 14.6 Fraction short this time, Roy punches it to long on. The fielder is a bit lazy and the batsmen cash in on the opportunity. Couple taken. Good judgement from these two. 105/0
  • 14.5 Short delivery on middle, pulled to deep square leg for a single.
  • 14.4 Shortish outside off, spinning in. Roy goes for the cut is but cramped for room. Ends up getting it to covers for a run.
  • 14.3 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 14.2 Floated delivery, knocked down to long on for a run. 100 up for England and it is met with a huge cheer from the crowd.
  • 14.1 Roy uses his feet to the tossed up delivery and plays it to mid-wicket.
  • 13.6 Length delivery on off, tucked to mid-wicket for a run. 99/0
  • Taylor goes to Joseph and has a chat with him. Perhaps, words of encouragement for the talented young bowler.
  • 13.5 FOUR! The shoulders are drooping for the Windies. These two are motoring along well. Short ball in line of the stumps, Roy swivels across and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 13.4 Fractionally overpitched on off, Bairstow checks his drive to mid on for a brisk single.
  • 13.3 Similar delivery outside off, cut to backward point.
  • 13.2 Back of a length well outside off, Jason cuts it to deep point for a single.
  • 13.1 FOUR! The margin for error is less for this flamboyant batsman. Short delivery on middle, sits up nicely for Roy. He pulls it with aplomb past the short mid-wicket fielder and the ball races to the fence.
  • The sun is shining in all its glory in Southampton now.
  • 12.6 Places this with the spin to short mid-wicket. 88/0
  • 12.5 Shortish delivery, skidding through. Roy punches it to long on to rotate strike.
  • 12.4 Jonny skips down the track and milks this one to long on for a run.
  • 12.3 Turn on that occasion! Outside off, spinning in sharply. Bairstow shapes for the cut but ends up chopping it towards the keeper.
  • 12.2 Fullish delivery, knocked to long on for a run. That brings up Roy's 11th ODI fifty. Back-to-back half centuries for him. He lost his place in the side but has made the opportunities count. The crowd loves it.
  • 12.1 Fraction short outside off, skids through and also stays a bit low. Roy still goes for the cut but gets beaten.
  • 11.6 Short delivery on middle and leg, Bairstow pulls it uppishly over backward square leg. Powell sprints to his right and keeps it down to a couple. 85/0
  • 11.5 Full length delivery just outside off, Roy works it to wide mid on for a run.
  • 11.4 Angling into Jonny. Nudged to deep square leg to rotate strike.
  • 11.3 Short of a length delivery, kept out off the back foot.
  • 11.2 FOUR! Well played! Short and width on offer, Bairstow rises up on his toes and cuts it over the point region to pick up a boundary. Didn't try to overhit it, knew where the gap was and placed it deliberately.
  • 11.1 Length delivery on leg stump, tucked straight to the man at mid-wicket.
  • Alzarri Joseph comes back for his second spell.
  • 10.6 Fullish on middle, Jonny milks it down to long on for a run and he will retain strike. 77/0
  • 10.5 FOUR! Elegant! Floated outside off, Bairstow leans into it and strokes it through extra cover for a majestic boundary.
  • 10.4 Spinning into Jonny. He clips it to mid-wicket.
  • 10.3 Shortish on off, Bairstow goes for the punch but mistimes it to Nurse.
  • 10.2 Fullish delivery on off, knocked to long on for a single.
  • 10.1 Floated outside off, eased to covers.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled by the umpire. Four fielders will be allowed outside the circle till the 40th over. Meanwhile, spin is introduced. Ashley Nurse to bowl now. There is a halt in play. The substitute brings in the helmet for Shai Hope.
  • 9.6 FOUR! Poor delivery and duly punished! Straying on the hips, Bairstow tucks it past short fine leg. Powell at long leg hares to his right but has no chance to stop it. 71/0
  • 9.5 Shaping in on a fuller length to Jonny. He tucks it to mid-wicket and calls straightaway no for the run.
  • 9.4 Short of a length on middle, tucked to deep square leg for a run.
  • 9.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 9.2 Fullish delivery on middle, Roy drives it through wide mid on. Joseph hares after it to cut it off. Two runs taken.
  • 9.1 Back of a length around off, Jonny places it to mid off for a quick single.
  • 8.6 Short delivery on off, Roy pulls it uppishly and it falls just short of Gayle at mid-wicket. 63/0
  • 8.5 Slower delivery on a back of a length outside off, Roy punches it to extra cover where the fielder makes a mess of it. Concedes a couple.
  • 8.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 8.3 FOUR! Close but he gets the desired result! Short delivery well outside off, Roy throws his bat at it. Gets it uppishly off the outer half towards Kyle Hope at gully. He leaps to his right but it goes over him and races to the fence.
  • 8.2 Fractionally overpitched outside off, Roy punches it to long off. It is racing towards the fence. Wide long off in is in place. Powell from that region hares to his right, slides and makes a good stop. Saves a couple for his side.
  • 8.1 Fullish delivery on the boots, clipped to long leg for a run.
  • 7.6 Length delivery, angling in. Bairstow works it to wide mid on for a brisk single. 54/0
  • 7.5 FOUR! Timing at its best! Fullish delivery outside off, Bairstow drives it on the up past mid off for another boundary. He is flowing at the moment.
  • 7.4 Fullish delivery, eased to mid on for a run.
  • 7.3 Back of a length delivery, defended off the back foot.
  • 7.3 The ball is down the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. The umpire has signalled a wide.
  • 7.2 Not Out! However, the Windies do not lose a review as it was umpire's call. On a length and angling in sharply from off. Roy looks to play it across but misses to be pinged on the pads. Cummins appeals confidently but it is turned down. Mohammed opts to take a review after having a look at his bowler. Time for the replays. It is going to clip the leg stump so the decision can't be overturned. Not a bad review!
  • West Indies opt to take a review against Roy. Looks close to the naked eye.
  • 7.1 FOUR! Short and room on offer, Roy cuts it past the diving Mohammed at backward point. Once it went past him, there was no stopping that.
  • 6.6 Fuller in length outside off, Roy times his stroke sweetly to extra cover. 43/0
  • 6.5 Back of a length outside off, Jason cuts it hard towards Mohammed at point. He dives to his right to make a good stop.
  • 6.4 Change of pace on off. Roy eases it to mid on.
  • 6.3 Length delivery well outside off, Roy again goes at it with hard hands with a horizontal bat. Gets it through covers for a brace.
  • 6.2 Fullish in length outside off, Roy goes for an expansive drive with a hard bottom hand but gets an inside edge towards mid on. His bat turned in his hands.
  • 6.1 Fuller delivery on off, pushed to wide mid on for a run.
  • 5.6 Straying on the pads, nudged through square leg for a couple. 39/0
  • 5.5 On a length outside off, Roy hits it hard but finds Gayle who dives to his right to make a great stop. He had just came in that position.
  • Gayle comes in the short extra cover position.
  • 5.4 FOUR! Well played! Short of a length outside off and width on offer. Roy has the opportunity to free his arms. Slaps it past the fielder at covers to find the fence again.
  • 5.3 Good length outside off, pushed to covers.
  • 5.2 FOUR! Uppish but in the gap! Roy continues to pick up boundaries. Back of a length delivery outside off, Roy punches it off the back foot through covers. The timing is good and the ball whistles away to the fence.
  • 5.1 Length delivery on middle, driven on the up to mid on.
  • Miguel Cummins comes into the attack.
  • 4.6 On a length outside off, Roy pushes at it with minimal foot movement and gets a thick inside edge besides the pitch on the leg side. The batsmen sneak in a run. 29/0
  • 4.5 Back of a length around off, Bairstow plays it with soft hands to covers and takes off. Powell attacks the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. The back up fielder dives but fails to stop it. Perhaps, Bairstow had run a long way and hence, the batsmen couldn't go for an overthrow.
  • 4.4 Fullish on off, Bairstow pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 4.3 Fraction short around off, stops a bit on the pitch. Bairstow pushes it to mid off from the back foot.
  • 4.2 Fuller in length, angling in from outside off. Jonny eases it to mid off.
  • 4.1 Back of a length outside off, punched sweetly to mid off.
  • 3.6 On a length outside off, glided deftly to third man for a run and Bairstow will rotate strike. 27/0
  • 3.5 Short of a length outside off, dabbed to backward point to rotate strike.
  • 3.4 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Roy is continuing his form from the last game. Short delivery on middle and leg, Roy swivels across and pulls it with authority through backward square leg to find the fence.
  • 3.3 FOUR! Not off the meat of the bat but good enough! Fuller in length around off, Roy goes hard at it but gets it off the toe-end of the bat. Still, it beats mid on and runs away to the boundary.
  • 3.2 Shorter in length on the hips, Roy pulls it through backward square leg for a brace. His bottom hand came off while playing that shot.
  • 3.1 Back of a length outside off, Roy mistimes his punch off the back foot to Samuels at covers. There is a bit of misfield but no harm done.
  • 2.6 Angling into Jonny. He tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 15/0
  • 2.5 Back of a length delivery on off, Bairstow stands tall and knocks it to mid off.
  • 2.4 On a length outside off, Roy goes for a drive but gets it off the outer half to third man. A run taken.
  • 2.3 Good length ball outside off, a bit of extra bounce on that. Roy places it to cover-point.
  • 2.2 Similar length delivery on off, Bairstow punches it on the up to mid off for a brisk single.
  • 2.1 Fuller in length on off, Jonny puts his head down and defends it calmly.
  • 1.6 FOUR! Shot! Short delivery on leg stump, sits up nicely for Roy. He gets into position and pulls it with aplomb through mid-wicket for a rocketing boundary. 9 from the over. 11/0
  • 1.5 Overpitched on middle, driven sweetly to mid on.
  • 1.4 On the hips, tucked to deep backward square leg for a run.
  • 1.3 FOUR! Easy pickings! Too full and straight, Bairstow times his clip to perfection and gets it away through mid-wicket for a boundary. The first of the innings.
  • 1.2 Good length ball on off, pushed off the back foot down the track towards mid on.
  • 1.1 That's nasty! Shortish delivery on middle and leg, Bairstow goes for the pull but gets hit on the arm. The ball deflects onto the grill of his helmet. That must have shaken him up.
  • Alzarri Joseph to bowl with the second new ball from the other end. He took a fifer in the last game. The Windies will hope that he replicates his form.
  • 0.6 Length delivery on off, driven on the up to backward point. Good start from Taylor, only two from the first over. 2/0
  • 0.5 Back of a length delivery, punched off the back foot to cover-point.
  • 0.4 On a length on off, swinging away a touch. Jason plays it with soft hands to covers.
  • 0.3 In the channel outside off, a hint of away shape on that. Roy points his bat skywards to allow it through.
  • 0.2 Bairstow is off the mark as well! Good length delivery on off, Bairstow taps it to covers and takes off. Good running between the wickets.
  • 0.1 England are away! Starts off with a shortish delivery outside off, width on off. Roy slashes hard at it but gets it off the outer half to third man. A run taken.
  • We are back for the chase. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow to open the innings for England. Jerome Taylor to start off with the first new ball for West Indies. Two slips in place. Here we go...

England Vs West Indies Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3672 102
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 9349 260
6 New Zealand 6056 252