NatWest Series [West Indies in England] - 2nd ODI

England v West Indies

England won by 8 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)

0.1

Anderson to Simmons, no run, length, pitch a yard wide of off stump and swinging away, steps out and leaves

0.2

Anderson to Simmons, no run, touch shorter and again curving away from the right-hander, who thinks about playing and is beaten past his outside edge

0.3

Anderson to Simmons, no run, fuller, trying to draw Simmons forward outside off, he leaves again

0.4

Anderson to Simmons, no run, tantalising stuff from Jimmy, pulling Simmons across and squaring him up to beat the edge of the bat

0.5

Anderson to Simmons, no run, touch short of a length, prodded into the off side and they quickly abandon any hopes of a run

0.6

Anderson to Simmons, no run, good length and shaping away, genuine leave from Simmons

West Indies 0/0   LMP Simmons 0* (6b)

1.2

Finn to Simmons, no run, back of a length and angling in towards the batsman, Simmons gets back and defends

1.3

Finn to Simmons, FOUR, pitched up outside off and Simmons steps forward to ping a stonking cover drive through the infield and away for four - shot!

1.4

Finn to Simmons, no run, pulls his length back and the batsman gets in a bit of a tangle trying to work to leg

1.5

Finn to Simmons, 1 run, back of a length outside off, goes back and steers a single down to third man

West Indies 6/0   LMP Simmons 5* (10b 1x4)

2.1

Anderson to Simmons, no run, length ball, on off and shaping away, solid forward defensive

2.2

Anderson to Simmons, no run, wide of the stumps and no movement this time, Simmons lets it through

2.3

Anderson to Simmons, no run, length delivery, pitching in line with off and straightening, jabbed into the off side

2.4

Anderson to Simmons, no run, beaten again, pushing at the ball as it leaves him - terrific stuff from Anderson so far

2.5

Anderson to Simmons, no run, straighter line and seaming back this time, Simmons is hit on the thigh pad trying to flick to leg

2.6

Anderson to Simmons, no run, pitched up outside off and swinging away, big step forward and leaves

West Indies 6/0   LMP Simmons 5* (16b 1x4)

4.1

Anderson to Simmons, 1 run, length ball on off stump ... and Simmons dabs it behind point for a run

4.4

Anderson to Simmons, no run, good length on off, pushed back down the track

4.5

Anderson to Simmons, no run, straighter, drifting on to the pads and worked towards midwicket

4.6

Anderson to Simmons, no run, back of a length, Simmons gets across and defends in to the ground outside off

West Indies 8/0   LMP Simmons 6* (20b 1x4)

6.1

Anderson to Simmons, no run, length ball outside off and Simmons has a big ole yahoo, completely missing the ball

6.2

Anderson to Simmons, no run, pushed short on the off side, no run

6.3

Anderson to Simmons, 1 run, good length ball in the corridor, tries to drive and ends up squirting the ball into the leg side

West Indies 21/0   LMP Simmons 7* (23b 1x4)

7.4

Finn to Simmons, no run, pitched on a good length in the corridor, Simmons gets forward and has a thrash but connects with the bottom of the bat, Finn fielding in his follow-through

7.5

Finn to Simmons, no run, back of a length and dabbed short on the leg side

7.6

Finn to Simmons, no run, pace and bounce off a good length, angling down leg and hitting Simmons on the thigh pad as he swipes at the ball

West Indies 23/0   LMP Simmons 7* (26b 1x4)

8.5

Anderson to Simmons, no run, short of a length and tickled into the off side

8.6

Anderson to Simmons, no run, forward defensive on off stump

West Indies 30/0   LMP Simmons 7* (28b 1x4)

10.1

Anderson to Simmons, 1 run, length ball outside off and glided behind point for a single

10.6

Anderson to Simmons, no run, Simmons gets across and defends - he doesn't need to worry, with Gayle carrying the heavy load at the other end

West Indies 56/0   LMP Simmons 8* (30b 1x4)

11.3

Bresnan to Simmons, 1 run, short ball, shovelled round the corner for one

West Indies 58/0   LMP Simmons 9* (31b 1x4)

12.2

Swann to Simmons, no run, length outside off, defended towards cover

12.3

Swann to Simmons, 1 run, flighted on off stump, driven for one

West Indies 61/0   LMP Simmons 10* (33b 1x4)

13.3

Bresnan to Simmons, no run, length ball outside off, gets behind it in defence

13.4

Bresnan to Simmons, no run, this one nips back a bit and hits Simmons on the thigh pad

13.5

Bresnan to Simmons, no run, pushed through in the corridor, left alone this time

13.6

Bresnan to Simmons, no run, length ball and Simmons gets a leading edge that drops just short of Bresnan as he throws himself forward

West Indies 63/0   LMP Simmons 10* (37b 1x4)

15.1

Bresnan to Simmons, no run, length ball blocked back down the track

15.2

Bresnan to Simmons, no run, outside the line of off and pushed to cover

15.3

Bresnan to Simmons, no run, touch short and Simmons launches the ball into the outer stratosphere for a huge six gets behind it in defence

15.4

Bresnan to Simmons, no run, drifting down the leg side, the batsman misses with a flick and Kieswetter collects

15.5

Bresnan to Simmons, no run, back of a length and jabbed away towards point

15.6

Bresnan to Simmons, no run, good length ball outside off and pushed on the front foot to cover

West Indies 63/1   LMP Simmons 10* (43b 1x4)

17.1

Bresnan to Simmons, 1 run, pitched up and nurdled round the corner to long leg

West Indies 70/2   LMP Simmons 11* (44b 1x4)

18.1

Broad to Simmons, no run, touch short and Simmons swings his arms at this one, but the cut bounces down into the ground and is fielded at point

18.2

Broad to Simmons, no run, pitched up outside off, defended solidly back down the track

18.3

Broad to Simmons, 1 run, full and straight and on-driven for one back past the bowler

West Indies 71/2   LMP Simmons 12* (47b 1x4)

19.5

Finn to Simmons, 1 wide, slides his line too far across to leg and Simmons has no chance of hitting that, though he tries gamely

19.5

Finn to Simmons, no run, down leg again and Kieswetter takes a superb catch, leaping to his left ... it looked like Simmons had been strangled (not before time, some Windies watchers might say) but the ball actually came off the thigh pad

19.6

Finn to Simmons, no run, short and angling back in again and dabbed to leg

West Indies 78/2   LMP Simmons 12* (49b 1x4)

20.2

Broad to Simmons, OUT, Simmons tries the same thing and Cook, who had come in a yard or two, runs him out with a direct hit from mid-off! Good piece of work from the captain, leaving the batsman half a yard short. Simmons has to go and he trudges off at about the same pace with which he scored his 12 runs

LMP Simmons run out 12 (96m 50b 1x4 0x6) SR: 24.00

West Indies 79/3   LMP Simmons 12 (50b 1x4)
Series Results
England v West Indies at Leeds - Jun 22, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
England v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2012
England won by 8 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
England v West Indies at Southampton - Jun 16, 2012
England won by 114 runs (D/L method)
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Jun 19, 2012

Ian Bell made more stylish runs, England v West Indies, 2nd ODI, The Oval, June 19, 2012

Ian Bell made more stylish runs

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Jun 19, 2012

Alastair Cook looks heaven-ward as he reaches a 114-ball century, England v West Indies, 2nd ODI, The Oval, June 19, 2012

Alastair Cook looks heaven-ward as he reaches a 114-ball century

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