West Indies tour of England, 1st ODI: England v West Indies at Southampton, Jun 16, 2012
England won by 114 runs (D/L method)
16 June 2012 (50-over match)

Welcome back, West Indies chasing 289 to win at a shade over 5 and a half an over, a test against a fine England bowling attack. No Chris Gayle for the Windies either remember...James Anderson to open up from the Pavilion End and Lendl Simmons to take strike...

0.1

Anderson to Simmons, no run, length around off stump and block

0.2

Anderson to Simmons, 1 run, excellent delivery angled in and squeezed out down to long leg, didn't want to miss that one

Dwayne Smith is the other opener...

0.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, think he went to leave that outside off stump, ended up pushing it to square cover

0.4

Anderson to Smith, 1 wide, leg side wide

0.4

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, length ball tucked through midwicket

0.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, tucked to midwicket again but straight to the fielder this time

0.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, length ball blocked just outside off stump

End of over 1 (4 runs) West Indies 4/0 (285 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.81)

    • DR Smith 2 (4b)
    • LMP Simmons 1 (2b)
    • JM Anderson 1-0-4-0

Very talented West Indies line up, plenty of power but power alone may not be enough today in these conditions...Steve Finn from the Northern End...

1.1

Finn to Simmons, no run, length and played forward, blocked

1.2

Finn to Simmons, 2 runs, similar length tucked into the on side, misfield at mid on by Anderson of all people so they take a run

1.3

Finn to Simmons, no run, fuller outside off, played into the covers

1.4

Finn to Simmons, no run, driven to cover

1.5

Finn to Simmons, no run, more length and tucked to midwicket

1.6

Finn to Simmons, no run, towards the pad, off the pad into the on side

End of over 2 (2 runs) West Indies 6/0 (283 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 5.89)

    • LMP Simmons 3 (8b)
    • DR Smith 2 (4b)
    • ST Finn 1-0-2-0
    • JM Anderson 1-0-4-0
2.1

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, back foot drive, tremendous stroke, punching with excellent timing away through the covers, standing tall and certainly delivering

2.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, fuller and wider, down on one knee and cracked off a bottom edge to cover

2.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, fine ball, slides past the outside edge as Bravo plays forward

2.4

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, shorter and pulled down to deep square leg

2.5

Anderson to Simmons, no run, back of a length and dropped towards point

2.6

Anderson to Simmons, 1 run, dropped into the covers and they dart through for a sharp one

End of over 3 (6 runs) West Indies 12/0 (277 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.89)

    • LMP Simmons 4 (10b)
    • DR Smith 7 (8b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 2-0-10-0
    • ST Finn 1-0-2-0

Interesting that Jonathan Trott is stood at first slip, many called for that at Edgbaston. Apparently he did some slip work last season in the ODIs...

3.1

Finn to Simmons, 1 run, dropped into the leg side and they take a run

3.2

Finn to Smith, no run, back of a length, quick and it darts back and hits Bravo in the stomach

3.3

Finn to Smith, no run, blocked on the crease

3.4

Finn to Smith, no run, more length now and well blocked trying to get forward

3.5

Finn to Smith, 1 run, went to leave and again gets it off low on the bat, down to third man this time

3.6

Finn to Simmons, no run, tried to be played square of a length and an inside edge into the leg side

End of over 4 (2 runs) West Indies 14/0 (275 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 5.97)

    • LMP Simmons 5 (12b)
    • DR Smith 8 (12b 1x4)
    • ST Finn 2-0-4-0
    • JM Anderson 2-0-10-0
4.1

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, more length or just back of and tucked into the leg side

4.2

Anderson to Simmons, FOUR, drifting onto the pads, clipped down very fine for four, long leg is wide

4.3

Anderson to Simmons, 2 runs, leg side again and pushed to deep midwicket

4.4

Anderson to Simmons, FOUR, again too leg side and whipped away for four wide of deep square leg

4.5

Anderson to Simmons, OUT, played on with a forcing stroke aimed through the off side. Little foot movement to a back of a length ball that shaped in and took the inside edge onto the base of leg stump as Simmons aimed towards cover

LMP Simmons b Anderson 15 (22m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 93.75

Darren Bravo is supposed to be the No. 3 but his injury means he can only bat at No. 7 so here's Denesh Ramdin...

4.6

Anderson to Ramdin, no run, blocked around off stump to another back of a length ball

End of over 5 (11 runs) West Indies 25/1 (264 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.86)

    • D Ramdin 0 (1b)
    • DR Smith 9 (13b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 3-0-21-1
    • ST Finn 2-0-4-0
5.1

Finn to Smith, FOUR, no foot movement to this either but this is swept through the line of the ball down the ground, a thumping strike

5.2

Finn to Smith, SIX, what a beauty! Picked up of a back of a length, onto it so quickly and hammered into the crowd, big strike, that went flat and fast

5.3

Finn to Smith, no run, fuller, predictably, and blocked to cover

5.4

Finn to Smith, FOUR, and thumper, away through cover, standing tall and blasting a length ball to the off side fence

5.5

Finn to Smith, no run, tighter line and blocked around off stump

Get the width or length wrong and this boy will punish you...

5.6

Finn to Smith, no run, forward just outside off, in behind it to block

End of over 6 (14 runs) West Indies 39/1 (250 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 5.68)

    • DR Smith 23 (19b 3x4 1x6)
    • D Ramdin 0 (1b)
    • ST Finn 3-0-18-0
    • JM Anderson 3-0-21-1

West Indies needed an over like that to get them going...Anderson is being wrestled by the England physio in the outfield...

6.1

Anderson to Ramdin, 1 run, leg side and tucked into square leg

6.2

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, length outside off and punched to mid off

6.3

Anderson to Ramdin, no run, back of a length and cut to point

Wonder if Ramdin's got a note in his pocket today...

6.4

Anderson to Ramdin, no run, tucked to cover from a fuller length this time

6.5

Anderson to Ramdin, no run, angled in and kept out towards the on side

6.6

Anderson to Ramdin, no run, full, only half forward to block but kept out

End of over 7 (2 runs) West Indies 41/1 (248 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 5.85, RRR: 5.76)

    • D Ramdin 1 (6b)
    • DR Smith 24 (20b 3x4 1x6)
    • JM Anderson 4-0-23-1
    • ST Finn 3-0-18-0

England players not involved today, Samit Patel, Jonny Bairstow and Jade Dernbach, have been released from the squad to play T20 tomorrow, if the weather holds...

7.1

Finn to Smith, no run, full and punched to mid off

7.2

Finn to Smith, FOUR, wasn't that short but it's been whipped around the corner for four past the 45

7.3

Finn to Smith, no run, went for the same stroke and strikes the pad, Finn gets away with murder there with no long leg

7.4

Finn to Smith, no run, length and blocked around off stump, much better from Finn

7.5

Finn to Smith, 1 run, a back foot punch wide of mid off brings a run

Not really sure why a few fielders are wearing sunglasses, looks to have clouded over a bit more since earlier...

7.6

Finn to Ramdin, 2 runs, drifting into the pads, tucked out to deep square leg and they get two

End of over 8 (7 runs) West Indies 48/1 (241 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 5.73)

    • D Ramdin 3 (7b)
    • DR Smith 29 (25b 4x4 1x6)
    • ST Finn 4-0-25-0
    • JM Anderson 4-0-23-1

Seriously speaking, this is Ramdin's first innings since note-gate and he'll be hoping to back up his actions and use his decent form to make another score...

8.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, length and pushed forward, inside edge into pad

8.2

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, length and tucked through midwicket, they come back for two and this could be close, such lazy running by Smith, very nearly run out, a direct hit and it was a dead cert gone, lucky, very lucky

8.3

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, and now goes to slap down the ground and squirts it wide of mid on for four, bit of a mow but effective nonetheless

8.4

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, back of a length and tucked through square leg

8.5

Anderson to Ramdin, no run, length and angled into midwicket coming forward

8.6

Anderson to Ramdin, no run, fuller and blocked into the covers

End of over 9 (7 runs) West Indies 55/1 (234 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 6.11, RRR: 5.70)

    • D Ramdin 3 (9b)
    • DR Smith 36 (29b 5x4 1x6)
    • JM Anderson 5-0-30-1
    • ST Finn 4-0-25-0

That was such lazy running from Smith, would have been a disaster for West Indies if he had got out so unnecessarily there but he lives to keep slugging...first change and it's Tim Bresnan for Finn...

9.1

Bresnan to Smith, 1 run, full and punched to mid on, direct hit but this time Smith bothered to run properly and got home

9.2

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, length just outside off and chopped in front of point

9.3

Bresnan to Ramdin, 2 runs, length and a leading edge pops up over short extra cover, fortune for Ramdin who looked to turn to leg there

9.4

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 run, cut down to third man

9.5

Bresnan to Smith, no run, very lazy swing outside off with no foot movement, Smith flashes his bat after playing the stroke in annoyance

9.6

Bresnan to Smith, no run, tucked carefully into midwicket

End of over 10 (4 runs) West Indies 59/1 (230 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.90, RRR: 5.75)

    • DR Smith 37 (32b 5x4 1x6)
    • D Ramdin 6 (12b)
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-4-0
    • JM Anderson 5-0-30-1

A second change, Stuart Broad for James Anderson...

10.1

Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, a little short, a little wide and cut to deep cover

10.2

Broad to Smith, no run, swinging away, left alone

10.3

Broad to Smith, 1 run, a rare full ball and driven at, an edge down to third man

10.4

Broad to Ramdin, no run, chopped into the covers, the refuse a run

10.5

Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, tucked into the leg side and this time they take one but refuse the second

10.6

Broad to Smith, 2 runs, driven on the up past short cover and this time they do take two wide of deep cover

End of over 11 (5 runs) West Indies 64/1 (225 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.81, RRR: 5.76)

    • DR Smith 40 (35b 5x4 1x6)
    • D Ramdin 8 (15b)
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-5-0
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-4-0
11.1

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, back of a length, cut to cover

11.2

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, bumper, goes to hook but miles too late on the stroke

11.3

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, driven into the covers from a length outside off

11.4

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 run, pushed into the leg side, Trott comes in from the deep and fumbles, the consider and then quickly refuse the second via the misfield, right to do so

11.5

Bresnan to Smith, no run, forward outside off and blocked

Change of bat for Smith...

11.6

Bresnan to Smith, FOUR, and the new willow does the trick, lifted up and over mid off for four, lovely strike off a length, good job he didn't catch it cleanly!

End of over 12 (5 runs) West Indies 69/1 (220 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 5.78)

    • DR Smith 44 (37b 6x4 1x6)
    • D Ramdin 9 (19b)
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-9-0
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-5-0
12.1

Broad to Ramdin, no run, they try a sharp single to mid on but quickly sent back is Smith by Ramdin, nearly sold down the river

12.2

Broad to Ramdin, 2 runs, taken from middle and off on a length through midwicket

12.3

Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, pushed wide of mid off, another direct hit from the fielders when the batsman are comfortably home

12.4

Broad to Smith, SIX, another luscious flat six over square leg, picks up the length so well and it's smashed into the crowd

A half-century for Smith, can he keep this going and set up a victory for his team...

12.5

Broad to Smith, 1 run, pulled again, this time just to mid on

12.6

Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, length outside off and clipped to third man

End of over 13 (11 runs) West Indies 80/1 (209 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 6.15, RRR: 5.64)

    • D Ramdin 13 (23b)
    • DR Smith 51 (39b 6x4 2x6)
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-16-0
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-9-0

Thrilling 50 for Smith, hits the ball so hard, some belting strokes but needs to carry on now...

13.1

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, slightly aerial back towards the bowler but short of him

13.2

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 wide, bumper, ducked, called wide

13.2

Bresnan to Ramdin, 2 runs, dabbed down to third man, they sprint back for two

13.3

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 run, pushed at outside off stump, an edge down to third man

13.4

Bresnan to Smith, 1 run, dropped into the covers on the back foot

13.5

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, slower outside off, a lean forward to drive to mid off

13.6

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 run, turned off the hip down to deep backward square

End of over 14 (6 runs) West Indies 86/1 (203 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 6.14, RRR: 5.63)

    • D Ramdin 17 (28b)
    • DR Smith 52 (40b 6x4 2x6)
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-15-0
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-16-0

First spin of the innings now with Graeme Swann coming into the attack...could be a crucial factor in this game...

14.1

Swann to Ramdin, 1 run, poor flat short ball to start but only concedes a single, getting pulled down to deep square

14.2

Swann to Smith, 1 run, played carefully through square leg on the back foot

14.3

Swann to Ramdin, 1 run, back of a length and cut out to deep cover

14.4

Swann to Smith, 1 run, tossed up just outside off, worked through midwicket

14.5

Swann to Ramdin, 1 run, back of a length again and easily played, tucked through midwicket

14.6

Swann to Smith, 2 runs, swept, played very firmly, deep midwicket scrambles around to prevent the boundary

Good start then for West Indies, here comes the second Powerplay and Monty Gardner is back with you...

End of over 15 (7 runs) West Indies 93/1 (196 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 6.20, RRR: 5.60)

    • DR Smith 56 (43b 6x4 2x6)
    • D Ramdin 20 (31b)
    • GP Swann 1-0-7-0
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-15-0

Hello, hello. Windies looking bright and breezy down by the Solent. England need a wave machine ...

15.1

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, length ball, blocked in front of the stumps

15.2

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 wide, down the leg side ... and that's a wide

15.2

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, length ball, angling in towards the stumps, played to cover

15.3

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 run, flipped off the pads for one into the leg side

15.4

Bresnan to Smith, OUT, swipes at a short one, thin nick and Smith goes! Bresnan goes splashing into the shallows and disturbs the West Indies pool party ... There wasn't too much to the delivery, just dropped short and teasing Smith's attacking instincts, he was perhaps a touch early on it and snicked through. That's a big break for England (and maybe part of the reason Smith averages in the teens), after a destructive innings at the top of the order

DR Smith c †Kieswetter b Bresnan 56 (70m 44b 6x4 2x6) SR: 127.27

In comes another languid destroyer in Marlon Samuels ...

15.5

Bresnan to Samuels, 2 runs, pitched up and driven square to get off the mark first ball

15.6

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, back of a length and Samuels sways back out of the way

End of over 16 (4 runs) West Indies 97/2 (192 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 6.06, RRR: 5.64)

    • MN Samuels 2 (2b)
    • D Ramdin 21 (34b)
    • TT Bresnan 4-0-19-1
    • GP Swann 1-0-7-0
16.1

Broad to Ramdin, no run, touch short of a length, on off stump, defended back down the pitch

16.2

Broad to Ramdin, no run, pitched up, steps out and drives to cover

16.3

Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, length ball, pushed into the off side

16.4

Broad to Samuels, 2 runs, length delivery, shaping away ever so slightly, steered behind point for two runs

16.5

Broad to Samuels, no run, pitched up and defended into the off side

16.6

Broad to Samuels, 1 run, fuller and length and drives at it, thickish edge and the ball sails down to third man

End of over 17 (4 runs) West Indies 101/2 (188 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.94, RRR: 5.69)

    • MN Samuels 5 (5b)
    • D Ramdin 22 (37b)
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-20-0
    • TT Bresnan 4-0-19-1
17.1

Bresnan to Samuels, 1 run, good length outside off, seaming back in a touch and Samuels drives, inside-edging to square leg for a single

17.2

Bresnan to Ramdin, OUT, length ball and trapped in front! The ball came back at Ramdin, maybe stayed a touch low and hit him bang in line with middle stump. West Indies ersatz No. 3 departs ... but there are plenty of scarier monsters lurking in this deep batting order

D Ramdin lbw b Bresnan 22 (59m 38b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.89

Dwayne Bravo to the crease, TT Bresnan revving at the top of his run-up

17.3

Bresnan to DJ Bravo, 1 run, bouncer, quick and well-directed but Bravo gets across and hooks acrobatically through square leg

17.4

Bresnan to Samuels, 2 runs, full and outside off this time, Samuels times a push through a gap in the covers

Another delay as the bails are replaced at the non-striker's end ...

17.5

Bresnan to Samuels, FOUR, length ball, slashed behind square on the up, a languorous thump from Samuels, the ball arcing high over the infield on its way to the rope

17.6

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, length ball on the stumps, pushed square on the off side

End of over 18 (8 runs) West Indies 109/3 (180 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 6.05, RRR: 5.62)

    • MN Samuels 12 (9b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 1 (1b)
    • TT Bresnan 5-0-27-2
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-20-0
18.1

Broad to DJ Bravo, FOUR, overpitched on the stump and whipped past midwicket, beautiful timing from Bravo

18.2

Broad to DJ Bravo, 3 runs, length ball outside off and this time Bravo goes back and pings an upright drive through extra-cover - another sweet connection

18.3

Broad to Samuels, no run, fuller length, pushed into the off side

18.4

Broad to Samuels, 1 run, length in the corridor outside off, guided to third man

18.5

Broad to DJ Bravo, no run, on the stumps, stays back and nudges towards midwicket

18.6

Broad to DJ Bravo, no run, length and angling in towards off, played back on the on side

End of over 19 (8 runs) West Indies 117/3 (172 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 6.15, RRR: 5.54)

    • DJ Bravo 8 (5b 1x4)
    • MN Samuels 13 (11b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-28-0
    • TT Bresnan 5-0-27-2

Bresnan is replaced after his double-wicket burst, with Finn returning

19.1

Finn to Samuels, no run, pitched up and on the pads, can't get it away on the leg side

Never mind the wind, now Finn is knocking off the balls with his knee during his delivery stride ...

19.2

Finn to Samuels, 1 run, length ball and steered into the leg side

And now we have some rain in the air ...

19.3

Finn to DJ Bravo, no run, defended into the off side

19.4

Finn to DJ Bravo, OUT, hit on the back pad and another one goes! The ball was speared in, did Bravo for pace before thunking into the knee roll - the ball would have gone on to hit middle and leg. That wicket could have significant ramifications if D/L comes into play too, as the par score after 20 overs has jumped from 117 to 140

DJ Bravo lbw b Finn 8 (12m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

Kieron Pollard is the new man. Rain pretty steady now, umbrellas sprouting all over the Rose Bowl

19.5

Finn to Pollard, no run, length ball, defended in front of the wicket

19.6

Finn to Pollard, no run, pace and bounce, the ball rising off a length and hitting glove and handle before popping short on the off side

England's tails are up now. But remember how far down this Windies side bats ... the next man in could be Darren Bravo, who couldn't come in at his usual position of No. 3 after sitting out most of the England innings with an injury

End of over 20 (1 run) West Indies 118/4 (171 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.90, RRR: 5.70)

    • KA Pollard 0 (2b)
    • MN Samuels 14 (13b 1x4)
    • ST Finn 5-0-26-1
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-28-0
20.1

Broad to Samuels, 2 runs, good length but picked up early and driven square to the man in the deep

20.2

Broad to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, glides this one down to third man

20.3

Broad to Pollard, no run, length ball on off, punched to mid-on half forward

20.4

Broad to Pollard, no run, beaten outside off as Broad draws him forward with a good-length ball

20.5

Broad to Pollard, 1 run, length on off, nudged behind point for a single - Pollard is off the mark

20.6

Broad to Samuels, 1 run, slightly short, dropped into the leg side

End of over 21 (5 runs) West Indies 123/4 (166 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.85, RRR: 5.72)

    • MN Samuels 18 (16b 1x4)
    • KA Pollard 1 (5b)
    • SCJ Broad 5-0-33-0
    • ST Finn 5-0-26-1
21.1

Finn to Samuels, 1 run, back of a length, steered to third man

21.2

Finn to Pollard, 2 runs, length ball, Pollard gets forward and pushes through backward point, good running garners them two

21.3

Finn to Pollard, no run, fierce bumper from Finn, Pollard winding his big frame down and out of the way

Few spots of rain on the camera now

21.4

Finn to Pollard, no run, length, angling back in, hits the thigh pad on its way through to the keeper

21.5

Finn to Pollard, no run, touch short, Pollard stays back and jabs into the off side

21.6

Finn to Pollard, no run, unplayable ball from Finn, seaming back a long way from outside off and sending Kieswetter diving down the leg side as Pollard's golf swing carves out a big chunk of air

End of over 22 (3 runs) West Indies 126/4 (163 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.72, RRR: 5.82)

    • KA Pollard 3 (10b)
    • MN Samuels 19 (17b 1x4)
    • ST Finn 6-0-29-1
    • SCJ Broad 5-0-33-0
22.1

Broad to Samuels, 1 run, length ball and Samuels hacks at it, slicing in the air but a few yards short of third man

22.2

Broad to Pollard, OUT, slapped hard to point and superbly held! Pollard goes and West Indies are wobbling like a plate of jelly perched on a tumble dryer! The ball probably wasn't there to hit, Pollard's drive screwed off the edge and Morgan took flight to his left to pouch the ball two-handed and send the big man on his way

KA Pollard c Morgan b Broad 3 (14m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

Sammy comes out to bat, Darren Bravo's groin apparently not up to it (and he's no longer allowed a runner)

22.3

Broad to Sammy, no run, length ball, driven to cover

22.4

Broad to Sammy, no run, touch short and blocked into the off side

22.5

Broad to Sammy, no run, stays back and defends in front of the stumps

22.6

Broad to Sammy, no run, length ball outside off, the ball stays low and beats Sammy's prod

"Another WI-TANIC......here we go......!!!" cheers Rajesh, possibly with a maniacal grin on his face

End of over 23 (1 run) West Indies 127/5 (162 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.52, RRR: 6.00)

    • DJG Sammy 0 (4b)
    • MN Samuels 20 (18b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 6-0-34-1
    • ST Finn 6-0-29-1

James Anderson will resume with the ball for England ...

5.55pm: The new target for West Indies will be 287 from 48 overs. There will be four overs of the batting Powerplay, and two bowlers will have an allocation of nine overs. While we consider the joy of quantum mathematics, here's a note from our stats editor, S Rajesh: The VJD par score for this game is 175 (23 overs, 5 down) - so not much to call between that and D/L.

5.45pm: Right, play has been scheduled to restart at 6pm. Hearing that two overs have been lost - will bring you the adjusted target asap.

5.35pm: There are whispers that the covers may be about to come off again. The umpires are heading out for a look, under dark skies ... Will a shortened game favour West Indies? There was an extra hour to play with but that's almost been used up now, so a reduction in overs could be on the cards if they get back out.

"I think this rain interval may just play right into WI hands, I don't think they'll be able to to get 160 more runs with just a few more wickets left but say if they have to score at about 10 in 5 overs, that'll play right in to their hands," says Adeel, before adding an important caveat. "Unless of course it gets called off."

5.10pm: No news is no news, I'm afraid. Still, we'll not get to the losing overs stage for a while yet. Here's Gnasher's almost-halfway report to keep you warm.

"The D/L Method needs to take into account the power hitting of one Darren Sammy," says Teague. "I still think England are in trouble." He knows where the boundary is, that's for sure, but I don't think these are quite the conditions for a Sammy Special, to be honest.

4.55pm: The rain appears to be setting in, with the square now being covered. According to Gnasher's Rain Today website, there's one band currently over Southampton, with another possibly on its way ...

Here's Naumaan, with a question: "Is the tumble dryer turned on? You didn't say." No, it's disconnected. But is there's an earthquake taking place, so the effect is much the same.

4.50pm: And the persistent rain has now forced the umpires' hands - off go the players and on come the covers. The D/L par score at this stage is 170, so England are comfortably ahead. Reports from the ground are that this is only likely to be a brief interruption, so stick around for further updates.

23.1

Anderson to Samuels, no run, length ball and knocked into the on side

23.2

Anderson to Samuels, no run, touch shorter and dabbed to point

23.3

Anderson to Samuels, FOUR, length and deftly steered behind point, the ball scooting away to the boundary off the wet surface

23.4

Anderson to Samuels, no run, length ball and Samuels advances, bunting a drive into the ground to the man at extra-cover

23.5

Anderson to Samuels, 1 run, bit of width and this one is smacked on the walk into the off side, Bopara making an excellent diving stop at extra-cover

23.6

Anderson to Sammy, no run, length ball, coming back in a touch, blocked

End of over 24 (5 runs) West Indies 132/5 (155 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 6.45)

    • DJG Sammy 0 (5b)
    • MN Samuels 25 (23b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 6-0-35-1
    • SCJ Broad 6-0-34-1

At the other end, with the wind tousling his blond locks, will be Stuart Broad ...

24.1

Broad to Samuels, FOUR, touch short, just outside the line of off and Samuels steps away and blisters a cut shot past the man at point for four

24.2

Broad to Samuels, no run, bumper, Samuels ducks it

24.3

Broad to Samuels, no run, length in the corridor outside off, dabbed into the off side

24.4

Broad to Samuels, no run, on the stumps and Samuels hangs back to defend a good length ball

24.5

Broad to Samuels, no run, length ball, tailing in and defended into the ground, the ball bouncing past the stumps

24.6

Broad to Samuels, 1 run, in the corridor, opens the face and glides the ball down to third man

End of over 25 (5 runs) West Indies 137/5 (150 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 5.48, RRR: 6.52)

    • MN Samuels 30 (29b 3x4)
    • DJG Sammy 0 (5b)
    • SCJ Broad 7-0-39-1
    • JM Anderson 6-0-35-1
25.1

Anderson to Samuels, OUT, full, coming back in and chipped straight to midwicket, where Graeme Swann takes the catch above his head! That may have put a tin lid on West Indies chances, their most in-form batsman heading off after a run-a-ball 30. Anderson, for one, will be pleased to see Samuels gone

MN Samuels c Swann b Anderson 30 (46m 30b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Still no sign of Darren Bravo. Russell to the crease

25.2

Anderson to Russell, no run, length ball on off stump, blocked

25.3

Anderson to Russell, no run, stays back and defends a length ball into the off side

25.4

Anderson to Russell, 1 run, on the pads and nudged square ... they think about two but Russell has slipped when turning

Russell looks in a little difficulty here, his left shoulder jarring into the ground as his body weight came down on it. The physio is on ... and, thankfully, he's moving his arm around now. He'll be okay to carry on, though whether he'll be able to swing his arms quite so freely is anyone's guess

25.5

Anderson to Sammy, no run, length, outside off, prodded back to the bowler

25.6

Anderson to Sammy, 1 run, on the body, worked away on the leg side for Sammy's first run

End of over 26 (2 runs) West Indies 139/6 (148 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 5.34, RRR: 6.72)

    • DJG Sammy 1 (7b)
    • AD Russell 1 (3b)
    • JM Anderson 7-0-37-2
    • SCJ Broad 7-0-39-1
26.1

Broad to Sammy, no run, length, seaming back in and Sammy is hit above the knee roll, Broad appeals but it was too high

26.2

Broad to Sammy, 1 run, pitched up and pushed into the covers

26.3

Broad to Russell, no run, good length ball in the corridor outside off, no stroke

26.4

Broad to Russell, no run, tighter line, Russell hangs a bat out but is beaten on the back foot

26.5

Broad to Russell, no run, pushed into the off side from outside off

26.6

Broad to Russell, no run, length ball and this time Russell has a yahoo and misses

End of over 27 (1 run) West Indies 140/6 (147 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 5.18, RRR: 7.00)

    • AD Russell 1 (7b)
    • DJG Sammy 2 (9b)
    • SCJ Broad 8-0-40-1
    • JM Anderson 7-0-37-2
27.1

Anderson to Sammy, FOUR, pitched up on leg stump and flicked powerfully through deep backward square for Sammy's first boundary

27.2

Anderson to Sammy, 1 run, straight and drifting down leg again, tickled fine for a single

27.3

Anderson to Russell, FOUR, fullish length on the stumps, Russell proves his shoulder is in fine nick by clearing his front foot out of the way and crumping a drive wide of mid-on

27.4

Anderson to Russell, no run, on the stumps, played into the off side

27.5

Anderson to Russell, 1 run, touch shorter and dabbed down to third man

27.6

Anderson to Sammy, 1 run, on off stump, touch short, Sammy stays back and scoops in front of midwicket for one

All a bit soggy out there but West Indies could still super sopper their way to victory with a few lusty blows ...

End of over 28 (11 runs) West Indies 151/6 (136 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 5.39, RRR: 6.80)

    • DJG Sammy 8 (12b 1x4)
    • AD Russell 6 (10b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 8-0-48-2
    • SCJ Broad 8-0-40-1

Cook turns to Swann for some spin

28.1

Swann to Sammy, 1 run, tossed up and pushed down the ground

28.2

Swann to Russell, 1 run, flighted on the stumps, driven to long-on

28.3

Swann to Sammy, 2 runs, slightly wider, flatter delivery, goes back and chops past point

28.4

Swann to Sammy, no run, defended on the front foot

28.5

Swann to Sammy, OUT, gone! Sammy is surprised by the bounce and loops the ball to extra-cover! It looked that Swann had dragged the ball a mite short, which discombobulated Sammy for some reason, and he ballooned the ball straight up in the air from high up the bat

DJG Sammy c Bopara b Swann 11 (30m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

And now Darren Bravo does brave his groin problem to come to the wicket ...

28.6

Swann to DM Bravo, 1 run, over the wicket, steps out and pushes a single through the covers

End of over 29 (5 runs) West Indies 156/7 (131 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.37, RRR: 6.89)

    • DM Bravo 1 (1b)
    • AD Russell 7 (11b 1x4)
    • GP Swann 2-0-12-1
    • JM Anderson 8-0-48-2

Bresnan comes on for Anderson. Bravo is moving stiffly around his crease

29.1

Bresnan to DM Bravo, no run, length ball outside off, no shot

29.2

Bresnan to DM Bravo, no run, pushed into the off side

29.3

Bresnan to DM Bravo, 1 run, length ball, dabbed through cover-point for a run (or, more accurately, a walk)

29.4

Bresnan to Russell, no run, seaming back in off a length, blocked

29.5

Bresnan to Russell, OUT, banged in short and top-edged to point. Russell tried to flick it off his body, couldn't get over it and the ball lobbed gently to Morgan inside the circle. West Indies have about as much chance of winning this as Darren Bravo has of being able to touch his toes right now

AD Russell c Morgan b Bresnan 7 (24m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

Ravi Rampaul heads out to face Brezzie Lad with his dander up ...

29.6

Bresnan to Rampaul, no run, length ball, angled across and veering away, no shot

End of over 30 (1 run) West Indies 157/8 (130 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.23, RRR: 7.22)

    • R Rampaul 0 (1b)
    • DM Bravo 2 (4b)
    • TT Bresnan 6-0-28-3
    • GP Swann 2-0-12-1

Over in the Sri Lanka-Pakistan match, by the way, Thisara Perera has taken a hat-trick, with Pakistan losing four wickets in five balls. And you thought West Indies knew how to effect a collapse ...

30.1

Swann to DM Bravo, 1 run, tossed up outside off, worked into the leg side

30.2

Swann to Rampaul, no run, flighted outside off, left alone

30.3

Swann to Rampaul, no run, pushed back down the pitch

30.4

Swann to Rampaul, FOUR, tossed up outside off stump and Rampaul clumps this one over midwicket for four

30.5

Swann to Rampaul, 2 runs, flighted on the stumps, steps out again and lofts a drive over mid-on, it doesn't have the legs to reach the rope but they pick up a couple

30.6

Swann to Rampaul, no run, on the stumps, nudged to leg

End of over 31 (7 runs) West Indies 164/8 (123 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.29, RRR: 7.23)

    • R Rampaul 6 (6b 1x4)
    • DM Bravo 3 (5b)
    • GP Swann 3-0-19-1
    • TT Bresnan 6-0-28-3
31.1

Bresnan to DM Bravo, no run, length ball on the stumps, chopped into the off side

31.2

Bresnan to DM Bravo, 1 run, worked through the leg side from a good length ball on the stumps

Two slips for Rampaul, bowling over the wicket

31.3

Bresnan to Rampaul, 1 run, pitched up and sliced in the air through gully

31.4

Bresnan to DM Bravo, no run, short ball and Bravo edges out of the way

31.5

Bresnan to DM Bravo, FOUR, good length and Bravo takes a step, chips over extra-cover for a one-bounce four

31.6

Bresnan to DM Bravo, no run, length, on the stumps and defended

End of over 32 (6 runs) West Indies 170/8 (117 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.31, RRR: 7.31)

    • DM Bravo 8 (10b 1x4)
    • R Rampaul 7 (7b 1x4)
    • TT Bresnan 7-0-34-3
    • GP Swann 3-0-19-1
32.1

Swann to Rampaul, no run, round the wicket, flighted delivery, defended back down the track from in front of the stumps

32.2

Swann to Rampaul, 2 runs, tossed up and turning away, opens the face and nibbles it fine past Kieswetter for a couple

32.3

Swann to Rampaul, OUT, gives it some air, enticing Rampaul, who slog-sweeps straight to deep midwicket. The end is nigh. The end of this match, I mean. I know there are some dark clouds around but I don't think the apocalypse is imminent

R Rampaul c Trott b Swann 9 (10m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

32.4

Swann to DM Bravo, no run, beats the outside edge with one that turns around off

32.5

Swann to DM Bravo, no run, flatter delivery, on the stumps, defended

32.6

Swann to DM Bravo, no run, length ball, nudged away on the off side

End of over 33 (2 runs) West Indies 172/9 (115 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.21, RRR: 7.66)

    • DM Bravo 8 (13b 1x4)
    • SP Narine 0 (0b)
    • GP Swann 4-0-21-2
    • TT Bresnan 7-0-34-3

Narine, the last man in, will face Bresnan first up. Two slips in place

33.1

Bresnan to Narine, no run, round the wicket, length ball seaming away from the left-hander, no stroke

33.2

Bresnan to Narine, no run, angled in towards the stumps and defended

33.3

Bresnan to Narine, no run, good length, outside the line of off, Narine hangs back and defends

33.4

Bresnan to Narine, OUT, and there she blows, Narine nicks off and the West Indies schooner is finally scuttled. Bresnan put it on a good length, the batsman played at it indeterminately and Kieswetter plunged to his left to grasp the catch

SP Narine c †Kieswetter b Bresnan 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

7pm: Time for the presentations. West Indies captain, Darren Sammy: "We didn't get the runs. It was a pretty good wicket and Ian Bell played a good innings but we backed ourselves to get the runs. No one went on like Bell, unfortunately. In 2007 we lost the first game at Lord's very badly but we came back to win the series 2-1 so we hope we can come back again. Dwayne Smith played very well in the IPL and his form has continued. Hopefully Chris Gayle will be fit for Tuesday but we will assess all the guys before then."

England captain, Alastair Cook: "It was a really good performance from the lads, Ian at the top of the order did really well, he and Trotty played very well. It was a fantastic knock from Ian and close to 300 is hard to chase on any ground. Being hyper-critical we could have got a few more runs and Smith played well at the start for them but Bresnan took quick wickets and we got back into it."

Man of the Match, Ian Bell: "I really enjoyed it, it was nice to go out there and play some shots at the top of the order. Nerves can be a good thing, some butterflies in the stomach, I've played well in the Tests and wanted to continue that. This is a big ground, so if you can't hit fours and sixes, you have to runs the ones and twos. I've been playing good cricket in Tests, I've got some confidence from that and it's good to transfer it over. The bowlers again did fantastically and it was a really good effort to get them out for that score."

Right, that's us signing off for today. Gnasher's match report is in and there'll be more content up on the series hompage shortly. We'll be back in action for the second ODI from The Oval on Tuesday. Hope to see you then ...

Bresnan's fourth wicket completes a 114-run win for England, which puts them 1-0 up in the three-match series. We've said it before but Alastair Cook's side are certainly good in English conditions - which, being English, is handy. West Indies' batting line-up had been rightly lauded before the series but, after a renaissance innings from comeback kid Ian Bell, the home bowlers carried the day. What sort of havoc Chris Gayle might have caused we can only wonder at ...

And at roughly the same moment that West Indies finally succumbed in Southampton, Pakistan completed their collapse in Colombo. Something about a race to the bottom springs to mind.

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