West Indies tour of England, 2nd T20I: England v West Indies at The Oval, Sep 25, 2011
West Indies won by 25 runs
25 September 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Right, here come the players for one final time this summer...Tim Bresnan will bowl the first over

6.20pm England had the chance to try batting first, but Graeme Swann decided to stick to their favoured method of bowling. He has always said the main aim is to win the matches before thoughts of experimentation. Would have been good to see West Indies win the toss and stick them in.

6.10pm Here is the West Indies team: Johnson Charles, Dwayne Smith, Miles Bascombe, Marlon Samuels, Christopher Barnwell, Darren Sammy (capt), Derwin Christian (wk), Andre Russell, Garey Mathurin, Devendra Bishoo, Krishmar Santokie

Not sure if that will be the batting order, but Fidel Edwards has been left out along with Nkruma Bonner and Danza Hyatt.

6.00pm England win the toss and will bowl first once again. They make one change with Scott Borthwick replacing Steven Finn on a surface that turned on Friday. Will confirm West Indies side when I can.

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

Borthwick played in the ODI against Ireland last month but this is his Twenty20 international debut. He's a legspinner who plays for Durham and can be classed as an allrounder in domestic cricket. So this has proved a useful few days for James Anderson at the end of a long season.

5.50pm We'll have the toss and teams for you in around 10 minutes, but meanwhile take a look at how Somerset are going.

Will be interesting to see if either side strengthens their spin bowling. Scott Borthwick and Danny Briggs both in the England squad.

5.45pm Hello everyone and welcome to the final game of the English season. The home side will be looking to complete a wonderful summer with another victory and West Indies need to dig deep after their performance on Friday. I'm Andrew McGlashan and along with Liam Brickhill will be here to bring you the action, while Andrew Miller has hopefully beaten the weekend tube closures to make it to The Oval.


Bresnan to Charles, no run, outside off and left alone


Bresnan to Charles, no run, back of a length, nips back into Charles and he's taken on the thigh pad


Bresnan to Charles, no run, width outside off but he can't put it away, when for a cut and didn't time it at all


Bresnan to Charles, 1 run, slower ball, Charles gives himself some room and chops it down to third man


Bresnan to Smith, no run, full and straight, shuffles across the crease and pushed back to the bowler


Bresnan to Smith, 1 run, forced square off the back foot wide of point

End of over 1 (2 runs) West Indies 2/0 (RR: 2.00)

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

Graeme Swann shows his inventiveness again. Samit Patel to share the new ball. Slip in place


Patel to Smith, FOUR, angled in towards leg stump and it's swept away off a top edge but no one is out a deep square-leg


Patel to Smith, 1 run, this one is chipped in the air down the ground, cover dives across but can't get a hand on it


Patel to Charles, no run, big appeal for lbw, Charles went across his stumps to sweep and didn't make contact


Patel to Charles, 1 run, full on off stump, comfortably driven down the ground


Patel to Smith, no run, nicely bowled, on middle and off and it turns enough to square up Smith as he defends


Patel to Smith, no run, another big shout! And again Richard Illingworth says not out as Smith, this time, misses an expansive sweep...looked a little closer than the first

End of over 2 (6 runs) West Indies 8/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • DR Smith 6 (6b 1x4)
    • J Charles 2 (6b)
    • SR Patel 1-0-6-0
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-2-0

Bresnan to Charles, FOUR, goes for the pull, gets a bottom edge past the stumps that beats short fine-leg and Samit Patel can't quite pull it back despite a good dive


Bresnan to Charles, 1 run, backs away to leg, drives square on the off side and there's a misfield at point by Buttler which is a rare sight


Bresnan to Smith, no run, low full toss outside off, driven firmly towards point and this time Buttler makes a save


Bresnan to Smith, 1 run, slower ball which is tucked into the leg side

Bresnan wants some fielding changes. Slip comes out.


Bresnan to Charles, no run, full and wide, Charles drives over the top of a ball


Bresnan to Charles, no run, banged in short, catches Charles a little by surprise. His pull is unconvincing and he doesn't beat short fine-leg

End of over 3 (6 runs) West Indies 14/0 (RR: 4.66)

    • J Charles 7 (10b 1x4)
    • DR Smith 7 (8b 1x4)
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-8-0
    • SR Patel 1-0-6-0

First change of bowling as Jade Dernbach replaces Patel...he has a slip in place


Dernbach to Smith, no run, takes the pad but that's going well down leg side and there isn't even an appeal


Dernbach to Smith, FOUR, his first slower ball of the evening is handsomely dispatched over cover by Smith


Dernbach to Smith, no run, drags the length back and up at 86mph, Smith punches back to the bowler


Dernbach to Smith, OUT, gone! Full and straight, catches Smith on the crease. Unless there was an edge that was dead

DR Smith lbw b Dernbach 11 (13m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 91.66

That's a big blow for West Indies, as Smith had power and experience

Miles Bascombe is in at No. 3


Dernbach to Bascombe, 1 wide, gets a bouncer first up but it's too high and wide down the leg side


Dernbach to Bascombe, 1 leg bye, angled into the right hander, takes the pad behind square and Kieswetter runs around to field


Dernbach to Charles, no run, another slower ball to finish with and it beats a flat-footed poke. Excellent start from Dernbach

End of over 4 (6 runs) West Indies 20/1 (RR: 5.00)

    • J Charles 7 (11b 1x4)
    • MC Bascombe 0 (1b)
    • JW Dernbach 1-0-5-1
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-8-0

Long spell from Bresnan...into his third over


Bresnan to Bascombe, no run, another bouncer, batsman ducks underneath and this time it's legal


Bresnan to Bascombe, no run, well bowled, full on middle and off, nips back a touch, defended into the covers


Bresnan to Bascombe, 1 wide, loses his line the leg side


Bresnan to Bascombe, 2 runs, plays away from his body, gets an outside edge down to third man and Borthwick can't stop the second


Bresnan to Bascombe, 1 run, a full delivery which is drilled back down the pitch with some power, but not quite the timing or placement to beat mid-off


Bresnan to Charles, no run, steps away outside leg to a slower ball but can't beat the off side ring


Bresnan to Charles, no run, slower ball again, and again the batsman can't get it through the off side...early pressure in the Powerplay

End of over 5 (4 runs) West Indies 24/1 (RR: 4.80)

    • J Charles 7 (13b 1x4)
    • MC Bascombe 3 (5b)
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-12-0
    • JW Dernbach 1-0-5-1

Patel back into the attack


Patel to Bascombe, no run, that turns and takes the edge but goes wide of slip


Patel to Bascombe, OUT, gone! Patel strikes, good work from bowler and captain. Just looked a straight ball that the batsman shuffled across to and missed. Not stone dead, but clipping leg

MC Bascombe lbw b Patel 3 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85


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


Patel to Samuels, 1 run, goes back and opens the face, takes off the quick single but it's fairly comfortable


Patel to Charles, no run, tries to break free with a slog into the leg side but doesn't beat midwicket


Patel to Charles, no run, excellent stuff from Patel, tossed up on off stump and it's driven into the covers

England comfortably win that Powerplay

End of over 6 (1 run) West Indies 25/2 (RR: 4.16)

    • J Charles 7 (15b 1x4)
    • MN Samuels 1 (2b)
    • SR Patel 2-0-7-1
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-12-0

This will be interesting. Here comes Scott Borthwick, the legspinner, on debut


Borthwick to Samuels, 1 run, tossed up full, driven through the off side out to the sweeper

He has a slip in, Swann still attacking


Borthwick to Charles, no run, on leg stump, goes for the sweep and comes off the pad to short fine-leg


Borthwick to Charles, 1 run, nicely tossed up and easily driven down the ground


Borthwick to Samuels, no run, quite close to the batsman who cuts it away to backward point


Borthwick to Samuels, 1 run, lots of air on this one, it doesn't actually pitch but only costs a single as it's driven to deep cover


Borthwick to Charles, 1 run, low full toss outside off is heaved through midwicket and good fielding keeps them to a single

That over will steady a few nerves for Borthwick, but he looks a confident cricketer

End of over 7 (4 runs) West Indies 29/2 (RR: 4.14)

    • J Charles 9 (18b 1x4)
    • MN Samuels 3 (5b)
    • SG Borthwick 1-0-4-0
    • SR Patel 2-0-7-1

Patel to Charles, no run, that's a beauty! Bite and turn from off stump which beats the edge


Patel to Charles, 1 run, goes down on one knee and sweeps from outside off to deep midwicket


Patel to Samuels, 1 run, onto the back foot, played with an open face to the left of backward point

It's just singles at the moment


Patel to Charles, no run, goes down very early to paddle this away but doesn't go any further than short fine-leg


Patel to Charles, SIX, that's more like it! Charles uses his feet and deposits Patel into the stands at long on. West Indies need a few more of them


Patel to Charles, 1 run, now he sweeps strongly from outside off but it goes straight to deep square

End of over 8 (9 runs) West Indies 38/2 (RR: 4.75)

    • J Charles 17 (23b 1x4 1x6)
    • MN Samuels 4 (6b)
    • SR Patel 3-0-16-1
    • SG Borthwick 1-0-4-0

Borthwick to Charles, 2 runs, another full toss and it's clubbed away over midwicket but the boundary fielder gets round

Slip now comes out


Borthwick to Charles, 2 runs, very full and driven in the air down the ground, Bresnan at long off dives and can't collect cleanly


Borthwick to Charles, no run, attempts another big shot over the leg side but gets an inside edge into his boot


Borthwick to Charles, no run, tossed up, drives into the off side and can't beat Bopara at cover


Borthwick to Charles, OUT, gone! Lovely bowling from Borthwick. Think it might have been the googly and Charles plays all around it. Indeed, it was the wrong 'un. Nice to see.

J Charles b Borthwick 21 (31m 28b 1x4 1x6) SR: 75.00

Christopher Barnwell moves up to No. 5...slip comes back in


Borthwick to Barnwell, 1 run, he's away first ball with a punchy drive down the ground

End of over 9 (5 runs) West Indies 43/3 (RR: 4.77)

    • CD Barnwell 1 (1b)
    • MN Samuels 4 (6b)
    • SG Borthwick 2-0-9-1
    • SR Patel 3-0-16-1

And now here comes England's No. 1 spinner. The captain.


Swann to Barnwell, no run, big turn first up, finds the inside edge as Barnwell plays forward and almost drags on


Swann to Barnwell, 1 run, goes onto the back foot this time and works into the leg side


Swann to Samuels, no run, quicker outside off and doesn't turn, Samuels tries to dab it away and misses


Swann to Samuels, no run, uses his feet but can't beat Swann


Swann to Samuels, no run, opens the face but can't beat backward point this time


Swann to Samuels, no run, more turn, takes an inside edge into the pads and bobbles nowhere

This 10-over score would be slow in a 50-over game. Here's Liam.

End of over 10 (1 run) West Indies 44/3 (RR: 4.40)

    • MN Samuels 4 (10b)
    • CD Barnwell 2 (3b)
    • GP Swann 1-0-1-0
    • SG Borthwick 2-0-9-1

Thanks Gnasher. Attritional stuff out there tonight.


Borthwick to Barnwell, no run, looped up nice and high on middle and off, Barnwell defending to extra cover


Borthwick to Barnwell, no run, Barnwell is back this time to defend back down the pitch


Borthwick to Barnwell, 1 run, Borthwick has been tossing them up nicely, but this was a little too full - a full toss in fact - and it's eased down the ground with minimum fuss


Borthwick to Samuels, no run, much quicker and flatter from the young legspinner, prompting a slightly wild swipe towards leg from Samuels, but without much effect


Borthwick to Samuels, 1 run, a sharp single! Samuels nudged one behind square and they set off almost straight away, but this was mighty tight


Borthwick to Barnwell, 1 run, plenty of flight once more, and he's tapped to long off

End of over 11 (3 runs) West Indies 47/3 (RR: 4.27)

    • CD Barnwell 4 (7b)
    • MN Samuels 5 (12b)
    • SG Borthwick 3-0-12-1
    • GP Swann 1-0-1-0

Swann to Barnwell, 1 run, nicely worked with the turn by Barnwell, and he's rewarded by a single to backward square


Swann to Samuels, 1 run, flight! Great stuff from Swann, the ball hanging in the breeze on its way down. Samuels actually appeared to be beaten, but kept his wrists soft and managed to get the ball down to third man


Swann to Barnwell, 2 runs, cracked away for a couple into the leg side


Swann to Barnwell, no run, beaten outside off! The quicker arm ball from Swann, and Barnwell was fortunate to have his bat tucked inside the line


Swann to Barnwell, 2 runs, chopped away for a couple


Swann to Barnwell, 1 run, Barnwell makes room to guide into the off side for a single

End of over 12 (7 runs) West Indies 54/3 (RR: 4.50)

    • CD Barnwell 10 (12b)
    • MN Samuels 6 (13b)
    • GP Swann 2-0-8-0
    • SG Borthwick 3-0-12-1

Borthwick to Barnwell, 1 run, slightly too short from Borthwick, Barnwell goes back and across to thump to deep cover


Borthwick to Samuels, no run, did this keep a touch low? Or was Samuels beaten by the flight? Either way, he was back when he should really have been forward, and is beaten on the bottom edge


Borthwick to Samuels, no run, played with the spin to cover


Borthwick to Samuels, 2 runs, again Samuels tries to go through the off side, this time he threads a gap and gets a couple


Borthwick to Samuels, no run, there's a hint of desperation in this attempted slog sweep from Samuels as Borthwick drifts one down the leg side, but he can't get it away


Borthwick to Samuels, no run, Samuels makes room and cuts off the top of middle, but the fielder at cover point cleans up

And that brings to an end a mighty impressive spell from Borthwick. Conditions have suited him, but he's offered flight and turn and has been rewarded with a cheap wicket.

End of over 13 (3 runs) West Indies 57/3 (RR: 4.38)

    • MN Samuels 8 (18b)
    • CD Barnwell 11 (13b)
    • SG Borthwick 4-0-15-1
    • GP Swann 2-0-8-0

Aha, and now England turn to their strike bowler, Ravi Bopara.


Bopara to Barnwell, 2 runs, full and swinging outside off, the ball is squirted through backward point for a couple


Bopara to Barnwell, no run, Bopara hits a length this time, and a backfoot punch goes to point


Bopara to Barnwell, no run, beaten on the bottom edge! Both batsmen are getting very fidgety indeed now. Barnwell lined up an expansive square drive but the ball zipped underneath the bat


Bopara to Barnwell, no run, close again! Barnwell walks across his stumps and tries a paddle sweep - and why not? - but the execution is poor and the ball rises just over middle and leg


Bopara to Barnwell, 1 run, slapped out into the off side


Bopara to Samuels, 2 runs, Samuels swings across the line and sends the ball to wide long on

"I bet the T&T team that's playing in the CLT20 will give England more of a challange than this WI team," says Jay.

End of over 14 (5 runs) West Indies 62/3 (RR: 4.42)

    • MN Samuels 10 (19b)
    • CD Barnwell 14 (18b)
    • RS Bopara 1-0-5-0
    • SG Borthwick 4-0-15-1

Samit Patel is back into the attack now, and with England really bossing things he's got a slip in place. Not enough you see that in the 15th over of a Twenty20!


Patel to Barnwell, 2 runs, dabbed down to short third man with the spin


Patel to Barnwell, no run, beaten outside off! Barnwell attempted to repeat the stroke but a touch of turn and bounce from around the wicket is enough to beat him


Patel to Barnwell, no run, and he follows that up with prodding defence. Something's gotta give!


Patel to Barnwell, OUT, there we go, desperation eventually gets the better of Barnwell as a heave soars into the darkening sky and is superbly caught by Hales out in the deep! That was a really good effort. He was running round the midwicket boundary even as Stokes was charging across from long on, both men slid into position but Hales was under it to complete the catch

CD Barnwell c Hales b Patel 16 (21m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 72.72


Patel to Samuels, no run, Samuels backs away and attempts to tap one through the off side, but it's toe-ended and goes nowhere


Patel to Samuels, FOUR, shot! A meaty cover drive is nailed through cover, and it's hit well enough to beat the sweeper

End of over 15 (6 runs) West Indies 68/4 (RR: 4.53)

    • MN Samuels 14 (21b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 0 (0b)
    • SR Patel 4-0-22-2
    • RS Bopara 1-0-5-0

Bopara to Sammy, 1 run, nudged into the off side off the back foot, just the one

Here's Bill. "Please don't refer to them as West Indies, they are the Ottis All Stars."


Bopara to Samuels, no run, well, this may well have been a wide had he not flung the bat out at it, a slow legcutter from Bopara slipping quite far out on the off side


Bopara to Samuels, 1 run, another slower one from Bopara, cutting away, and Samuels waits to dab it to third man. He seems to have raised the ire of the umpire for running straight down the pitch with that single too


Bopara to Sammy, 1 run, flicked into the leg side for one


Bopara to Samuels, 2 runs, has he read this? A chipped drive loops over the infield at cover. Doesn't matter how you get 'em, I suppose


Bopara to Samuels, 1 run, dicey shot! Samuels swung right across an inswinger, and is a touch fortunate as the ball finds the inside edge but rolls safely towards midwicket

"Thanks for ruining cricket ICC future tours program and the BCCI!," says Quinton. We can't blame ICC or BCCI for this. As amazing as that sounds.

End of over 16 (6 runs) West Indies 74/4 (RR: 4.62)

    • MN Samuels 18 (25b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 2 (2b)
    • RS Bopara 2-0-11-0
    • SR Patel 4-0-22-2

Jade Dernbach comes back into the attack. Might there be some reverse swing on offer?


Dernbach to Samuels, 1 run, he is full, fast and straight to start, and the ball tails in just a touch towards the batsman, who slaps to mid-off and really has to hustle as the shy is fired in


Dernbach to Sammy, 2 runs, short and rising from the young quick bowler, and Sammy is a little rushed as he steps back to pull


Dernbach to Sammy, no run, slower ball from Dernbach, and Sammy doesn't even get close to it as he sets himself for an almighty heave down the ground. That's amused Dernbach


Dernbach to Sammy, 1 run, he follows that up with the effort ball. He's aimed for the base of the stumps but the ball slips out as a low, dipping full toss that is hacked through the off side


Dernbach to Samuels, 2 runs, another slower one, and it's well played by Samuels. He'd given himself some room but waited on the stroke to get it down to third man


Dernbach to Samuels, FOUR, slashed! Samuels is just now starting to find some fluency. He clears the left leg, scythes through the line and collects a welcome boundary to backward point

End of over 17 (10 runs) West Indies 84/4 (RR: 4.94)

    • MN Samuels 25 (28b 2x4)
    • DJG Sammy 5 (5b)
    • JW Dernbach 2-0-15-1
    • RS Bopara 2-0-11-0

Bopara to Sammy, SIX, flat-batted over long on! This was brutal from Sammy, he picked the slower one and simply clobbered the ball. It didn't even appear as though he timed it particularly well, there's just so much power in his arms


Bopara to Sammy, 1 run, quicker from Bopara, and Sammy plays back to collect a single through mid off


Bopara to Samuels, FOUR, fortunate for the batsman! Samuels heaves and a thick inside edge flies between the batsman and his stumps, rolling down to fine leg. West Indies need all the luck they can get


Bopara to Samuels, 2 runs, punched out through point for a couple


Bopara to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels clears the left leg, but Bopara aims full and straight and he can only get a single to long on


Bopara to Sammy, OUT, another good catch in the outfield, and West Indies stumble after a brief fightback. Bopara landed one full outside off and Sammy hammered the ball in the air down to long off, where Borthwick charged across to hold the chance. "There was some heat on that," guffaws Gnasher, and he's right, it was hit very hard, but not nearly far enough

DJG Sammy c Borthwick b Bopara 12 (11m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

End of over 18 (14 runs) West Indies 98/5 (RR: 5.44)

    • MN Samuels 32 (31b 3x4)
    • RS Bopara 3-0-25-1
    • JW Dernbach 2-0-15-1

Dernbach to Samuels, no run, Samuels makes room and cracks to cover, but he's pinged the fielder and there's no run to be had


Dernbach to Samuels, 1 run, sharp yorker from Dernbach, and it's just about on target but Samuels was right back and dug it out into the off side


Dernbach to Russell, 1 run, Russell brings down West Indies' 100 with a bunt down the ground, and elicits a slightly muted round of applause


Dernbach to Samuels, 1 run, slower-ball bouncer from Dernbach, and Samuels was in a bit of trouble as he swayed back, but put bat to ball to find a single


Dernbach to Russell, no run, the back-of-the-hand slower ball is too good for Russell, who throws everything into a front foot swipe but doesn't get close


Dernbach to Russell, 1 run, Dernbach ends the over and his spell with a full, fast delivery that is pushed down the ground

End of over 19 (4 runs) West Indies 102/5 (RR: 5.36)

    • AD Russell 2 (3b)
    • MN Samuels 34 (34b 3x4)
    • JW Dernbach 3-0-19-1
    • RS Bopara 3-0-25-1

Bopara will complete proceedings. Gosh, skipper Swann is having a quiet night. He's only bowled the two overs!


Bopara to Russell, 1 run, Bopara lands a slower ball on a length, and it's cracked back down the pitch but clatters into the stumps at the non-striker's end


Bopara to Samuels, 1 run, another slower one, and it finds the inside edge of an attempted mow. A single is taken as the ball dribbles to short fine leg


Bopara to Russell, 2 runs, hacked out to wide long on, and he's placed it well enough to come back for the second


Bopara to Russell, FOUR, Russell finds the boundary! Bopara floated this one right up to the bat and Russell's eyes lit up, the batsman smoking this one to straight long on. The ball landed just inside the rope


Bopara to Russell, 2 runs, quicker one from Bopara - a low full toss - and it's slammed down the ground. Buttler slips as he stoops to field at long on, but recovers in time to keep them to two


Bopara to Russell, 1 run, good yorker to finish, and they can only get a single as Russell jams down on it

7.40pm There you have it. It was a strange innings from West Indies. They appeared rattled by their collapse the other night and never really hit their straps. Marlon Samuels eventually found enough fluency to take his strike-rate up to a run a ball, but there wasn't much else to speak of. As expected, England's slower bowlers were effective on this worn pitch, while Dernbach and Bresnan were simply allowed to go about their work. Read all about West Indies' innings in Andrew Miller's report, and join us in a few moments for England's chase.

End of over 20 (11 runs) West Indies 113/5

    • AD Russell 12 (8b 1x4)
    • MN Samuels 35 (35b 3x4)
    • RS Bopara 4-0-36-1
    • JW Dernbach 3-0-19-1





  • RHB


  • RHB