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West Indies v England, 5th ODI, St Lucia

Strauss delighted with England's effort

Apr 4, 2009: England bounced back admirably after trailing 1-2 in the contest and captain Andrew Strauss said he was "delighted" with how his team "handled the pressure"

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West Indies v England, 5th ODI, St Lucia

Flintoff hat-trick seals the series

Apr 3, 2009: Andrew Flintoff returned the stunning figures of 5 for 19 in five overs, and capped his efforts with the first hat-trick of his international career, as England ended a dismal winter on an improbable high with their first-ever ODI series win in the Caribb

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West Indies v England, 4th ODI, Bridgetown

After the strike, back to the striking

Apr 2, 2009: Would they play they play or wouldn't they? Until the eve of the fifth and final ODI in St Lucia, no-one could say for sure

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West Indies v England, 5th ODI, St Lucia

West Indies lift strike threat

Apr 2, 2009: West Indies players have opted against industrial action and will play in the fifth one-day international against England

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West Indies v England, 5th ODI, St Lucia

Richards concerned about Windies' focus

Apr 2, 2009: Sir Vivian Richards fears that the unresolved dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the Players' Association could work in England's favour as they seek an improbable victory in the ODI series that culminates in St Lucia on Friday

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West Indies contract dispute

Warring sides set to meet again

Apr 2, 2009: The ongoing dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the Players' Association could be settled on Thursday as the two sides again sit down

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Pietersen in the spotlight

Pietersen won't go on long tour without wife

Mar 31, 2009: Kevin Pietersen has said that he will not go on another long England tour without his wife, singer Jessica Taylor

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West Indies v England, 5th ODI, St Lucia

WIPA unhappy with board proposal

Mar 31, 2009: The West Indies Players Association has dismissed a proposed settlement from the West Indies Cricket Board as a 'position paper', meaning that a further round of negotiations will be necessary before the threat of strike action in the fifth and final ODI

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West Indies v England, 5th ODI, St Lucia

Flintoff and Pietersen cleared to play

Mar 31, 2009: Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff will join the England squad is St Lucia for the series-deciding final ODI against West Indies after being passed fit following scans on their injuries in Barbados

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Player-board dispute

West Indies strike concerns ease

Mar 30, 2009: Concerns of a West Indies player strike have eased, with local officials confident the fifth one-day international in St Lucia will proceed on Thursday. Bryan Calixte, president of the St Lucia National Cricket Association, believes there is a "90 %" chan

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West Indies v England, 4th ODI, Bridgetown

Strauss plays down Pietersen comments

Mar 29, 2009: England remain optimistic that both Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen will recover from their respective injuries in time for Friday's ODI series decider against West Indies

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West Indies v England, 4th ODI, Bridgetown

Spectacular Strauss seals victory

Mar 29, 2009: England's captain, Andrew Strauss, seized on an unexpected opportunity to haul his side level in their ODI series against West Indies, as he defied his unglamorous reputation to crack 79 from just 61 balls in a rain-readjusted run-chase in Barbados

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

West Indies v England, 4th ODI, Bridgetown

Gayle forces England onto back foot

Mar 29, 2009: England are ending their Caribbean tour as they began it, beset by off-field rifts and dripping with unadulterated humiliation

The Preview by Andrew Miller

West Indies v England, 4th ODI, Barbados

Gayle positive about series win

Mar 29, 2009: West Indies captain Chris Gayle is confident that they can close out the one-day series against England in the fourth and penultimate match at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday

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England in West Indies 2008-09

Gayle criticises Pietersen for Chanderpaul comments

Mar 29, 2009: Chris Gayle, the West Indies captain, has hit out at Kevin Pietersen for making critical comments about Shivnarine Chanderpaul

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Player-board dispute

West Indies threaten boycott of fifth ODI

Mar 28, 2009: The possibility of a boycott of the fifth and final ODI between West Indies and England in St Lucia looms large with the West Indies captain Chris Gayle indicating that his team may not take the field on Friday if outstanding issues with the West Indies C

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West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Barbados

Loss was humiliating and embarrassing - Strauss

Mar 28, 2009: Andrew Strauss, the England captain, has said his team's defeat in the third ODI against West Indies in Barbados was "pretty humiliating and fundamentally pretty embarrassing"

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West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Barbados

Gayle scorches inept England

Mar 27, 2009: Chris Gayle put West Indies' off-field worries to one side and instead heaped ever more crippling levels of opprobrium onto the shoulders of England's listless cricketers

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West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Barbados

Flintoff set to return for England

Mar 24, 2009: Andrew Flintoff is set to return for the third ODI between England and West Indies in Barbados, after recovering from the hip injury that forced him to miss the final two Tests of last month's 1-0 series defeat

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England in West Indies 2008-09

Dale Richards and Rampaul in ODI squad

Mar 24, 2009: Uncapped Barbados batsman Dale Richards and Trinidad fast bowler Ravi Rampaul have been included in the West Indies squad for the third and fourth one-day internationals against England

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Tour Results
West Indies v England at Gros Islet - Apr 3, 2009
England won by 26 runs
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Mar 29, 2009
England won by 9 wickets (with 9 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Mar 27, 2009
West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 176 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v England at Providence - Mar 22, 2009
West Indies won by 21 runs
West Indies v England at Providence - Mar 20, 2009
England won by 1 run (D/L method)
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