West Indies tour of England, 1st T20I: England v West Indies at The Oval, Sep 23, 2011
England won by 10 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
23 September 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Tim Bresnan will bowl the first over...

Here come the players through a cloud created by the ice machines and now they go through the pre-match handshakes.

6.00pm Here's the West Indies side: Dwayne Smith, Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Danza Hyatt, Nkruma Bonner, Derwin Christian (wk), Chris Barnwell, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy (capt), Devendra Bishoo, Fidel Edwards.

Neither captain could remember their elevens at the toss, three new caps for both sides

5.45pm England have won the toss and will bowl. Will have teams for you shortly.

England Craig Kieswetter (wk), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann (capt), Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach

That, by the way, is just the order they came through to us not a certain batting order, although it might be. Who knows. West Indies TBC.

"A big call to leave Anderson out, having wasted his time this week by bringing into the squad," suggests Miller, "especially with Swann talking about all his 'lieutenants'. But he's not a Twenty20 regular, so it's consistent with England's policy, much in the same way that they didn't go for Cook as captain."

5.40pm Andrew Miller is at the ground for us and this important announcement: "A Caribbean flavour in the catering tonight. Jerk chicken on the menu, things are looking up."

If you want to entertain/bore (delete as appropriate) yourself have a listen to the latest Switch Hit where we discuss this short series, plus the allocation of England's Test venues among other snippets.

5.30pm Hello folks, Andrew McGlashan here. Just when you thought the English season was over up pop two more Twenty20 internationals. You can thank Mr Stanford for that. Anyway, there is actually some use to these games as it gives both sides the chance to look at some younger players ahead of next year's World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka (where England are defending champions) and, judging by the good ticket sales, the fans are keen to watch. So that's excellent. The other positive news is that the weather is good - better, in fact, that most of the summer - although it might be a bit chilly later on.

Stuart Broad's injury means Graeme Swann is England's captain which should make for interesting viewing, while all eyes will be on the 20-somethings in the middle order; Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes (if they all play). West Indies, meanwhile, have included a number of players that have required a fair bit of research to learn about. Will be worth seeing how they go.


Bresnan to Charles, no run, nice start, hint of shape away as it starts on off stump and defended to the off side


Bresnan to Charles, 1 run, short ball at the body, Charles tries to pull it away and it bobbles into the leg side...he is quite lazy with the running and a direct hit would have been close


Bresnan to Smith, no run, beaten! That's a beauty, back of a length and it seams away past the outside edge


Bresnan to Smith, no run, first wild heave of the evening, tries to take this from outside off and doesn't make contact


Bresnan to Smith, 2 runs, worked off middle stump through midwicket and it's placed well enough for a second


Bresnan to Smith, 1 run, this one comes off the splice as he pulls towards midwicket and it barely clears the fielding circle

So much was expected of Smith when he made a century on Test debut but he has never really kicked on

End of over 1 (4 runs) West Indies 4/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • DR Smith 3 (4b)
    • J Charles 1 (2b)
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-4-0

Steven Finn, making his T20 debut, will share the new ball


Finn to Smith, no run, starts very full and is firmly driven to cover


Finn to Smith, no run, well bowled, seams away and beats the outside edge as Smith plays without any footwork


Finn to Smith, 1 run, already touching 90mph, at the stumps and tucked through midwicket


Finn to Charles, no run, flash and a miss outside off. Back of a length and he threw his arms at it


Finn to Charles, no run, full on off stump, blocked firmly into the off side...good start from Finn


Finn to Charles, no run, good delivery again, outside off and beats Charles who isn't really getting close to the ball at the moment

End of over 2 (1 run) West Indies 5/0 (RR: 2.50)

    • J Charles 1 (5b)
    • DR Smith 4 (7b)
    • ST Finn 1-0-1-0
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-4-0

Bresnan to Smith, FOUR, drifts onto leg stump and it's flicked away to the vacant long leg for the first boundary. The outfield is very swift


Bresnan to Smith, 1 wide, that goes wrong for Bresnan, he tried a bouncer and it flew miles down the leg side. Was a good take by Kieswetter


Bresnan to Smith, SIX, all the way! He's connected with this one. Was dropped short by Bresnan and Smith stayed on the back foot to launch it over midwicket


Bresnan to Smith, FOUR, responds by going fuller, but Smith responds with a strong square drive that beats the inner ring and races over the net pitches


Bresnan to Smith, no run, gets back to off stump, defended firmly towards mid-off


Bresnan to Smith, SIX, and another! He's cleared the ropes with a brilliant short-arm pull, was a short again from Bresnan and Smith manages to clear Stokes a deep square-leg

Right, Swanny, what now?


Bresnan to Smith, 1 run, slower ball to end the over, dropped square on the off side...22 off the over

End of over 3 (22 runs) West Indies 27/0 (RR: 9.00)

    • DR Smith 25 (13b 2x4 2x6)
    • J Charles 1 (5b)
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-26-0
    • ST Finn 1-0-1-0

Finn to Smith, 1 run, full, above 90mph again, driven firmly to the left of mid-off

Smith's bat has cracked


Finn to Charles, no run, full outside off and Charles drive straight to cover


Finn to Charles, FOUR, well, this is T20...he backs away to leg and gives himself room, Finn tries to follow him but Charles clubs it straight down the ground


Finn to Charles, 2 runs, driven in the air square through the off side, third man has to run around


Finn to Charles, FOUR, that's his best shot, splays his left leg out the way they drives through the line to beat mid-off...top stuff from West Indies


Finn to Charles, FOUR, finishes the over with another boundary as he lifts this wide of mid-on...West Indies flying away.

Problems for Graeme Swann now. How will he respond?

End of over 4 (15 runs) West Indies 42/0 (RR: 10.50)

    • J Charles 15 (10b 3x4)
    • DR Smith 26 (14b 2x4 2x6)
    • ST Finn 2-0-16-0
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-26-0

Change of bowling and it's Jade Dernbach


Dernbach to Smith, no run, starts full on off stump, defended into the covers


Dernbach to Smith, no run, dropped, Dernbach spills one in his follow through as a slower ball comes off the leading edge but the bowler can't take it to his left...wasn't the toughest chance


Dernbach to Smith, 1 run, pushed firmly towards mid-on but the fielder is deep enough to allow a single


Dernbach to Charles, no run, back of a length and he can't force it through the off side


Dernbach to Charles, no run, another slower ball and it completely beats Charles as he backs away well outside leg


Dernbach to Charles, 1 run, dances around the crease then flicks a straight ball to midwicket...good over from Dernbach

End of over 5 (2 runs) West Indies 44/0 (RR: 8.80)

    • J Charles 16 (13b 3x4)
    • DR Smith 27 (17b 2x4 2x6)
    • JW Dernbach 1-0-2-0
    • ST Finn 2-0-16-0

First spin of the evening. This will be interesting and it's Patel not captain Swann. Still in the Powerplay


Patel to Charles, no run, full and straight, pushed to mid-on


Patel to Charles, 1 run, stays in his crease, fired in fairly flat and worked out to deep midwicket


Patel to Smith, 2 runs, flicked along the ground again, it should only have been one by Finn palms the ball away as he dives in the field


Patel to Smith, FOUR, this one spins, squares up the batsman and takes the outside which races away down to third man


Patel to Smith, no run, appeal for lbw, beaten by one that doesn't spin but it's nowhere near


Patel to Smith, OUT, gone! What a ripper, and there's the breakthrough. This turns from middle stump, beats the edge and takes off. Perfect for a left-armer.

DR Smith b Patel 33 (21m 21b 3x4 2x6) SR: 157.14

Spin will play a key role this evening. The pitch is dry and used. That's also the end of the Powerplay and despite that wicket West Indies will be happy.

End of over 6 (7 runs) West Indies 51/1 (RR: 8.50)

    • J Charles 17 (15b 3x4)
    • SR Patel 1-0-7-1
    • JW Dernbach 1-0-2-0

Here's the captain, Graeme Swann into the attack.


Swann to Charles, no run, huge turn! This rips back from outside off and bounces as well at Charles


Swann to Charles, 1 run, gets down to sweep, takes it from outside off and paddles to square leg


Swann to Samuels, 1 run, comes forward with bat and pad together, pushed into the off side and it's a sharply single


Swann to Charles, no run, pushed into the off side


Swann to Charles, 2 runs, drags this from outside off over midwicket, a good dive on the boundary from Stokes keeps them to a couple


Swann to Charles, no run, uses his feet but can only work it to midwicket

End of over 7 (4 runs) West Indies 55/1 (RR: 7.85)

    • J Charles 20 (20b 3x4)
    • MN Samuels 1 (1b)
    • GP Swann 1-0-4-0
    • SR Patel 1-0-7-1

England have two spinners - Scott Borthwick and Danny Briggs - not playing tonight


Patel to Samuels, no run, pushed into the off side

Slip in place now


Patel to Samuels, 1 run, touch shorter, played off the back foot out to the cover sweeper


Patel to Charles, no run, swing and miss! Tries to launch it over midwicket and it turns to beat off stump


Patel to Charles, no run, steps to leg and opens the face to backward point


Patel to Charles, no run, backs away outside leg stump again but can only slap it to cover...good over


Patel to Charles, 2 runs, tucked off the pads into the leg side, that's well placed as he can come back for a second

End of over 8 (3 runs) West Indies 58/1 (RR: 7.25)

    • J Charles 22 (24b 3x4)
    • MN Samuels 2 (3b)
    • SR Patel 2-0-10-1
    • GP Swann 1-0-4-0

Swann to Samuels, no run, cut off the back foot and straight to cover


Swann to Samuels, 1 run, comes forward, takes the inside edge to short fine-leg and there's some confusion over the run but Samuels is easily home


Swann to Charles, 1 run, very full and it's heaved wide of long on but they can't make a second


Swann to Samuels, 1 run, fuller and flatter, flicked down the ground


Swann to Charles, 1 run, dragged down a little, he goes back to pull but doesn't really time it out to deep square-leg


Swann to Samuels, OUT, lovely bowling, the 'classic' offspinners wicket as it turns back between the gate of Samuels attempt at a booming drive

MN Samuels b Swann 4 (4m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

England clawing this back well through the spinners, but they only have four overs left between them

End of over 9 (4 runs) West Indies 62/2 (RR: 6.88)

    • J Charles 24 (26b 3x4)
    • GP Swann 2-0-8-1
    • SR Patel 2-0-10-1

Slip still in place


Patel to Charles, 1 run, worked down to long on


Patel to Hyatt, no run, full and only dug out as far as midwicket


Patel to Hyatt, 1 run, driven down the ground

The remaining West Indies batsmen will need to judge what a good total is


Patel to Charles, 1 run, goes for a slog-sweep, doesn't really come out of the middle and picks out deep midwicket


Patel to Hyatt, no run, huge appeal! Kieswetter goes up for caught behind, but there isn't much support from anyone. Was a lovely ball as it turned sharply


Patel to Hyatt, 1 run, worked through the leg side

A fascinating contest brewing up here. It's over to birthday boy, Liam Brickhill.

End of over 10 (4 runs) West Indies 66/2 (RR: 6.60)

    • DP Hyatt 2 (4b)
    • J Charles 26 (28b 3x4)
    • SR Patel 3-0-14-1
    • GP Swann 2-0-8-1

Thanks Gnasher.


Swann to Hyatt, no run, looped up by Swann, nudged back to the bowler


Swann to Hyatt, 1 run, this time Hyatt angles the bat on the forward push, and finds a slim gap behind point


Swann to Charles, 1 run, driven into the leg side with a strong top hand


Swann to Hyatt, 1 run, swept hard down to long leg, but straight to the fielder on the boundary


Swann to Charles, 1 run, Charles clears the front leg and heaves to midwicket


Swann to Hyatt, 1 run, Hyatt shifts his weight forward and then back before pushing down to long off for a single

End of over 11 (5 runs) West Indies 71/2 (RR: 6.45)

    • DP Hyatt 5 (8b)
    • J Charles 28 (30b 3x4)
    • GP Swann 3-0-13-1
    • SR Patel 3-0-14-1

England's spin pair have done fantastically well to bring their team back into the match after a strong opening stand, and Ravi Bopara has now been brought on. He'll take pace off the ball, and should also find some grip on this surface. Kieswetter is up to the stumps


Bopara to Hyatt, 1 run, pitched right up on off stump and it's drilled to long off

Third man comes up, midwicket goes out for Charles.


Bopara to Charles, no run, ah, a back-of-the-hand slower ball from Bopara. Not quite picked by the batsman, but he puts bat to ball to keep it out


Bopara to Charles, no run, driven into the covers. Bopara is holding them back nicely here


Bopara to Charles, no run, beaten outside off! Charles was back and shaping to cut


Bopara to Charles, no run, another slower one, and it's really well bowled. Charles had committed to a heave to leg but couldn't get anything on it


Bopara to Charles, no run, yet another slow cutter to finish the over, and an angled bat sends the ball to gully

End of over 12 (1 run) West Indies 72/2 (RR: 6.00)

    • J Charles 28 (35b 3x4)
    • DP Hyatt 6 (9b)
    • RS Bopara 1-0-1-0
    • GP Swann 3-0-13-1

Swann to Hyatt, SIX, that'll help! First boundary since the powerplay. Hyatt put his left leg down the track and hammered this straight back over Swann's head, the ball landing several metres beyond the boundary


Swann to Hyatt, 1 wide, there's an appeal for a stumping as Swann rips one really sharply down the leg side and Kieswetter has the bails off in a flash ... But Hyatt is safely home


Swann to Hyatt, no run, Hyatt is forward and outside the line as bat and pad come right together in defence


Swann to Hyatt, no run, driven straight to cover off the front foot. Nicely flighted by Swann


Swann to Hyatt, SIX, flighted again, but this one has disappeared over deep midwicket! Really well played by Hyatt. He got plenty of power into the slog sweep but didn't over hit it


Swann to Hyatt, no run, and he follows that up with a nudge into the off side


Swann to Hyatt, FOUR, another boundary, this time off the edge! Swann speared this one down much faster outside off, and the ball took a healthy edge before rolling down to the third man boundary

End of over 13 (17 runs) West Indies 89/2 (RR: 6.84)

    • DP Hyatt 22 (15b 1x4 2x6)
    • J Charles 28 (35b 3x4)
    • GP Swann 4-0-30-1
    • RS Bopara 1-0-1-0

Another quick change as Samit Patel is brought back.


Patel to Charles, 2 runs, slashed away behind square, and they're back for the second


Patel to Charles, no run, Patel keeping things tight here, and Charles can't get this away


Patel to Charles, SIX, he's hit that one! Charles collects the third six in the last ten deliveries with a good thump over long on. He hadn't hit a boundary since the fourth over before this one


Patel to Charles, OUT, gone this time! Charles attempts to repeat the stroke, but this one comes off the toe end and is safely pouched by Finn running in from long on

J Charles c Finn b Patel 36 (45m 39b 3x4 1x6) SR: 92.30


Patel to Hyatt, 1 run, tossed up from round the stumps, Hyatt flicks off the toes into the leg side


Patel to Bonner, no run, Nkruma Bonner steps to the pitch to defend his first delivery into the off side

And that's the end of a tight spell from Patel.

End of over 14 (9 runs) West Indies 98/3 (RR: 7.00)

    • NE Bonner 0 (1b)
    • DP Hyatt 23 (16b 1x4 2x6)
    • SR Patel 4-0-23-2
    • GP Swann 4-0-30-1

Dernbach is brought back on.


Dernbach to Hyatt, 1 run, he starts with a regulation, seam-up quick delivery that is angled down to third man


Dernbach to Bonner, no run, short, and fast once again. Bonner is late on the pull, and the ball trickles to the man inside the circle at midwicket


Dernbach to Bonner, 3 runs, short once more, again Bonner pulls but this time he doesn't bother to keep it down ... the ball is chased down at deep midwicket, and some tandem fielding between Stokes and Bresnan sends it back to the stumps in a flash, but Bonner is safely home at the non-striker's end


Dernbach to Hyatt, no run, ah, there it is. Slower one from Dernbach, and it slips past the outside edge of Hyatt's driving bat


Dernbach to Hyatt, 1 run, full and fast outside off, the drive is squirted away towards point


Dernbach to Bonner, no run, Dernbach trundles in much wider of the crease with his final delivery, and arrows one in, the ball snaking in further through the air to beat Bonner on the inside edge this time

End of over 15 (5 runs) West Indies 103/3 (RR: 6.86)

    • NE Bonner 3 (4b)
    • DP Hyatt 25 (19b 1x4 2x6)
    • JW Dernbach 2-0-7-0
    • SR Patel 4-0-23-2

Ravi Bopara back into the attack. Slower balls aplenty from both ends!


Bopara to Hyatt, 1 run, yep, he starts with a back-of-the-hand slower one that is chopped down towards gully


Bopara to Bonner, OUT, Bopara strikes! He zipped this one in much quicker, the ball swung in sharply even as Bonner backed away slightly to the leg side, taking an inside edge and ricocheting off the pad and into the stumps

NE Bonner b Bopara 3 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00


Bopara to Barnwell, OUT, great catch! Bopara is on a hat-trick thanks to a superb diving catch from Kieswetter. The keeper had gone back for the new batsman. Bopara sent down a quick delivery on a length, catching the edge off a leaden-footed Barnwell

CD Barnwell c †Kieswetter b Bopara 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Slip comes in for the hat-trick delivery.


Bopara to Russell, no run, nope, he sends one down full and wide outside off, and Russell is quite happy to raise his arms and leave


Bopara to Russell, 1 run, this is great bowling from Bopara. A quick yorker zones in on Russell's toes, but the bat comes down just in time to keep it out. There was a speculative appeal from Bopara, but that was bat first


Bopara to Hyatt, no run, a very slow legcutter jags away outside off, but Hyatt keeps his bat inside the line

End of over 16 (2 runs) West Indies 105/5 (RR: 6.56)

    • DP Hyatt 26 (21b 1x4 2x6)
    • AD Russell 1 (2b)
    • RS Bopara 2-0-3-2
    • JW Dernbach 2-0-7-0

Dernbach to Russell, 1 run, perhaps a little unexpected? Dernbach fires down a spitting bouncer and Russell can only fend at it ... the ball drops into space and they scamper a single


Dernbach to Hyatt, no run, is it reversing? Dernbach went wide on the crease once again, but there was definite late movement in to the batsman with this quick delivery


Dernbach to Hyatt, 1 run, and he follows that up with a slower one, but Hyatt manages to guide it past point for a single


Dernbach to Russell, FOUR, edged, and four! Dernbach pitched it up and Russell through everything into the drive. The ball flew past Kieswetter, who had no chance, and down to third man


Dernbach to Russell, no run, beaten outside off by the slower one! He didn't seem to pick that one


Dernbach to Russell, no run, fantastic death bowling. A pinpoint inswinging yorker is just about kept out by Russell, who ends up stumbling towards point after jabbing the bat down

End of over 17 (6 runs) West Indies 111/5 (RR: 6.52)

    • AD Russell 6 (6b 1x4)
    • DP Hyatt 27 (23b 1x4 2x6)
    • JW Dernbach 3-0-13-0
    • RS Bopara 2-0-3-2

Bopara to Hyatt, no run, completely undone by the slower one. Hyatt shuffles back and forth and lines up a heave to midwicket, but he was through the shot before the ball had even arrived


Bopara to Hyatt, 1 run, OUT, run out! England strike again. Hyatt cleared the left leg and slapped one down the ground, but Stokes was in from long-on in a flash and as Russell hustled for the second he fired a sharp throw to Bopara at the non-striker's end. The stumps were disturbed in a flash with the batsman short of his ground. Good throw

AD Russell run out 6 (7m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


Bopara to Hyatt, OUT, gone! Well, Bopara is really turning it on with the ball. This was a seam up quicker one, and it swung in sharply to beat Hyatt's swishing blade and disturb the timber

DP Hyatt b Bopara 28 (32m 26b 1x4 2x6) SR: 107.69


Bopara to Sammy, no run, captain Sammy carefully tapes his first ball away into the covers


Bopara to Sammy, 2 runs, a slower delivery is squeezed out past point, and tag-team fielding on the boundary keeps them to a hard run two


Bopara to Sammy, 2 runs, another slower one, this time Sammy hangs back and chops through cover point for two more

End of over 18 (5 runs) West Indies 116/7 (RR: 6.44)

    • DJG Sammy 4 (3b)
    • DO Christian 0 (0b)
    • RS Bopara 3-0-8-3
    • JW Dernbach 3-0-13-0

Dernbach to Christian, no run, Christian flashes outside off and is beaten


Dernbach to Christian, OUT, clatter! Dernbach steams in and fires down an unplayable, searing yorker to send Christian on his way. England are surging now, they're well on top

DO Christian b Dernbach 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Dernbach to Bishoo, 1 wide, Dernbach welcomes Bishoo with a bouncer, but the ball sails wide of leg stump and is called by the umpire


Dernbach to Bishoo, OUT, there goes another one. Wow, England have been utterly flawless in the field this evening. Bishoo tapped one to gully and wandered down the track, but Buttler swooped and threw down the stumps correctly even as the batsman was searching for a single. Bishoo didn't even try to get back, he was stranded

D Bishoo run out 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Dernbach to Edwards, FOUR, Dernbach aims for the yorker but it slips out as a low full toss outside off, and Edwards gets going with a powerful drive to the wide long off boundary


Dernbach to Edwards, no run, Edwards is completely flummoxed by the slower one. He didn't come close to hitting it


Dernbach to Edwards, 2 runs, slapped out into the deep, and Sammy will have the strike in the final over as they scamper back for the second

End of over 19 (7 runs) West Indies 123/9 (RR: 6.47)

    • FH Edwards 6 (3b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 4 (3b)
    • JW Dernbach 4-0-20-1
    • RS Bopara 3-0-8-3

Bopara will complete proceedings for England.


Bopara to Sammy, no run, he starts with a slower one that Sammy is content to just nudge towards midwicket


Bopara to Sammy, 1 run, Sammy sends the ball to deep midwicket with plenty of bottom hand, but it's just a single


Bopara to Edwards, 1 run, a slow legcutter from Bopara, and well played by the No. 11, who waited for it and angled the ball to gully


Bopara to Sammy, OUT, gone! Sammy tried to mow a length delivery over midwicket, but got right underneath it and Bairstow was waiting for the chance after running in from the boundary

DJG Sammy c Bairstow b Bopara 5 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

7.35pm So, West Indies are bowled out for 125 two balls short of their full quota, and quite remarkably Ravi Bopara has picked up the best figures ever for an England player in a Twenty20 with 4 for 10. He played a leading role in West Indies' collapse after a decent start by their openers, the rest of the batting succumbing to poor strokes, good bowling and some slick fielding. Read all about their collapse, in which they lost 7 for 21 off 29 deliveries, in Andrew Miller's report. Join us in 10 minutes or so for England's chase.






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