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

England v West Indies

England won by 8 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)

1.1

Finn to Gayle, 1 run, pitched up outside off, gets forward and dabs a single towards mid-on

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

1.6

Finn to Gayle, no run, good length, on middle and leg and darting across, Gayle gets solidly behind it

West Indies 6/0   ST Finn 1-0-6-0

3.1

Finn to Gayle, no run, length ball on the legs and chopped square, straight to a fielder

3.2

Finn to Gayle, no run, pitched up outside off and Gayle drives firmly at this one, his first shot in anger - only for Ravi Bopara's diving stop at cover to prevent any return

3.3

Finn to Gayle, no run, short and wide from Finn, Gayle's eyes light up like a fruit machine that's about to pay out ... but his cut shot is miscued and loops to point on the bounce

3.4

Finn to Gayle, no run, tighter line from Finn and this time it's defended watchfully into the off side

3.5

Finn to Gayle, no run, excellent delivery, on off and drifting away as Gayle pushes at it a little uncertainly, the ball flying through to Kieswetter

3.6

Finn to Gayle, no run, another teaser, darting past the outside edge as Gayle withdraws his bat

West Indies 6/0   ST Finn 2-1-6-0

5.1

Finn to Gayle, no run, back of a length and climbing past the batsman as Gayle drops his bat out of the way

5.2

Finn to Gayle, FOUR, slides on to the pads and this time Gayle connects, showing his power with a chunky glance in front of square leg

5.3

Finn to Gayle, FOUR, four more! Though this wasn't an authentic stroke, the ball slicing high off the toe of the bat and over third slip as the ball left Gayle off a good length

5.4

Finn to Gayle, FOUR, more punishment for Finn, picking up a straight, length ball and belabouring it back down the ground for a boundary at long-on

5.5

Finn to Gayle, no run, full and wide of off, Gayle skips out and crunches a drive straight at the mid-off fielder

5.6

Finn to Gayle, no run, good comeback from the bowler, pushing one through and beating the batsman outside off

West Indies 20/0   ST Finn 3-1-18-0

7.1

Finn to Gayle, no run, short of a length, leg-stump line and Gayle doesn't connect with an attempted glance

7.2

Finn to Gayle, no run, precise line and length from Finn, the ball bouncing and leaving Gayle, who purses his lips as is fizzes past

7.3

Finn to Gayle, 1 run, length, on the stumps, Gayle opens those broad shoulders again but this time the hack skews into the leg side for one

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   ST Finn 4-1-19-0

19.1

Finn to Samuels, no run, good length and a bit of bounce for the bowler, the ball jarring into the top of the bat

19.2

Finn to Samuels, FOUR, full length and Samuels seizes on it, timing an effortless drive wide of mid-off - he's almost level with Lendl already

19.3

Finn to Samuels, no run, drags his length back a touch and defended

19.4

Finn to Samuels, 1 run, on the stumps, pushed back past the bowler for a single

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   ST Finn 5-1-25-0

21.1

Finn to Pollard, no run, gets back and across to a short ball on the stumps

21.2

Finn to Pollard, no run, slightly fuller length, pushed on the front foot to cover

21.3

Finn to Pollard, no run, pushed through in the corridor outside off, left alone

21.4

Finn to Pollard, no run, good line and length from Finn, another leave from Polly

21.5

Finn to Pollard, no run, another watchful leave to a length ball shaping away

21.6

Finn to Pollard, 1 run, angled in towards the top of off stump and squeezed into the leg side for one to get Pollard up and (literally) running

West Indies 80/4   ST Finn 6-1-26-0

23.1

Finn to Pollard, no run, pacy bumper from Finn and Pollard, who's a big fella, folds himself in half to avoid it

23.2

Finn to Pollard, no run, short of a good length and dropped short on the off side, Pollard wants one but Bravo sends him scampering back as the fielder swoops in from point

23.3

Finn to Pollard, no run, short again and defended into the off side on the back foot

23.4

Finn to Pollard, no run, length ball on the stumps, blocked back to the bowler

23.5

Finn to Pollard, no run, good length outside off, tempting Pollard forward, who pushes firmly to cover

23.6

Finn to Pollard, 1 run, sliced off a thick edge for a single down to third man

West Indies 82/4   ST Finn 7-1-27-0

35.1

Finn to Bravo, 1 wide, way down leg

35.1

Finn to Bravo, 2 runs, full ball and flicked out to deep midwicket

35.2

Finn to Bravo, FOUR, leg side and flicked to fine leg for four, poor ball

35.3

Finn to Bravo, 1 wide, another leg side wide, poor over this

35.3

Finn to Bravo, 1 run, blocked back up past the bowler

35.4

Finn to Pollard, 1 run, drive off a length to extra cover who's on the edge of the cricle

35.5

Finn to Bravo, FOUR, great shot, a big extra cover drive that finds the gap, powered away

35.6

Finn to Bravo, 1 run, turned behind square on the leg side from back of a length

West Indies 148/4   ST Finn 8-1-42-0

45.1

Finn to Bravo, no run, heading down leg, comes off the body to the keeper

45.2

Finn to Bravo, 1 run, punched into the covers with no timing, just one wide of extra cover

45.3

Finn to Sammy, no run, pulled to midwicket on the bounce, they turn down the run that was probably available

45.4

Finn to Sammy, OUT, cracked straight to point and England strike at a good time. It was short and wide really but Sammy couldn't have picked out the fielder better, he's upset and rightly so, given it away when he was moving along well

DJG Sammy c Morgan b Finn 21 (22m 20b 1x4 1x6) SR: 105.00

45.5

Finn to Ramdin, no run, back of a length just outside off, Ramdin fiddles at it and misses, slip a possibility here?

45.6

Finn to Ramdin, 1 run, similar delivery, this time chopped down to third man

West Indies 221/6   ST Finn 9-1-44-1

47.1

Finn to Best, no run, short and this is horrendous, a step down, the away, then swings himself to Richmond with a mighty woosh

47.2

Finn to Best, 1 run, down the track and another big yeeehaa, this time clubbed to long off

47.3

Finn to Bravo, 2 runs, heaved up and towards cow corner, lucky to get away with this, it went miles up and landed between midwicket going back and deep midwicket coming round

47.4

Finn to Bravo, no run, full ball missed outside off, another mighty swing

47.5

Finn to Bravo, 1 run, length, turned to midwicket for one

47.6

Finn to Best, no run, another huge swipe, comes off an inside edge via the pad and ends up going nowhere

West Indies 232/7   ST Finn 10-1-48-1
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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