West Indies tour of England, 2nd ODI: England v West Indies at The Oval, Jun 19, 2012
England won by 8 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
19 June 2012 (50-over match)

It will, however, be Lendl Simmons to face the first ball ...

10.44am: Right, we are about to get underway. The sight of Chris Gayle's bandanna has already sent a tingle down my spine. I wonder how Jimmy Anderson is feeling, standing at the top of his run-up?

10.40am: The players line up on the outfield in front of the pavilion, the crowd standing too, as a minute's silence in memory of Tom Maynard is impeccably observed. A touching moment.

10.35am: Some quotes from the middle. "It looks a pretty decent wicket, there's a bit of green grass on there and hopefully our pace attack can exploit it," says Alastair Cook, of his decision after winning the toss. He also pays tribute to Maynard. "It's hit all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Maynard family at this time."

His West Indies counterpart, Darren Sammy, wasn't too disappointed with Cook's call. "We most likely would have batted," he says. "Hopefully we can come in and post a good total." Chris Gayle gets a metaphorical pat on the bum from his captain too: "It's very important [his return], we all know what he does at the top of the order. That said, we all want to come out and put in a good performance."

10.30am: Can West Indies scrap their way back into the series after a comprehensive drubbing at West End on Saturday? The England camp is likely to be a quieter place today, as most of the squad knew Maynard and, in an awful coincidence, they are playing at his home ground. Whoever comes out on top, let's hope we get a wee cracker, to perhaps lift a few spirits.

10.20am: Hearing that Gayle and Tino Best are in the Windies side, as per Gnasher's preview (he'll be chuffed at that), after the injuries to Darren Bravo and Andre Russell. That means the teams are as follows:

England 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Ian Bell, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Ravi Bopara, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Craig Kieswetter, 7 Tim Bresnan, 8 Stuart Broad, 9 Graeme Swann, 10 James Anderson, 11 Steven Finn

West Indies 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Lendl Simmons, 3 Marlon Samuels, 4 Dwayne Smith, 5 Dwayne Bravo, 6 Kieran Pollard, 7 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 8 Darren Sammy (capt), 9 Tino Best, 10 Ravi Rampaul, 11 Sunil Narine

10.15am: England have won the toss and will bowl, they'll also field an unchanged team. News from the ground is that Chris Gayle has been in the nets and could make his long-awaited return for West Indies. We'll let you know when we get confirmation ...

10.05am: Good morning and welcome to live coverage of the second ODI between England and West Indies from The Oval - a sombre venue after the tragic news about Tom Maynard. The flags are flying at half-mast and there will be a minute's silence before the start. England's players will also wear black armbands in tribute to Maynard. It goes without saying that there are more important things in life than cricket, but the game has lost a special talent - as George Dobell writes in a fitting obituary.

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

Excellent start from Anderson, in what look like helpful conditions

End of over 1 (maiden) West Indies 0/0 (RR: 0.00)

    • LMP Simmons 0 (6b)
    • CH Gayle 0 (0b)
    • JM Anderson 1-1-0-0

With the second new ball, it will Steven Finn bowling to Thor and his Hammer Chris Gayle ...

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

You can see why Cook chose to bowl this morning - but once the shine is off the balls, The Oval is usually a good place to bat, particularly when the sun's shining brightly as it is today

End of over 2 (6 runs) West Indies 6/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • CH Gayle 1 (2b)
    • LMP Simmons 5 (10b 1x4)
    • ST Finn 1-0-6-0
    • JM Anderson 1-1-0-0
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

That's two maidens to start with from Anderson, who looks like he's got his groove on this morning

End of over 3 (maiden) West Indies 6/0 (RR: 2.00)

    • LMP Simmons 5 (16b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 1 (2b)
    • JM Anderson 2-2-0-0
    • 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

End of over 4 (maiden) West Indies 6/0 (RR: 1.50)

    • CH Gayle 1 (8b)
    • LMP Simmons 5 (16b 1x4)
    • ST Finn 2-1-6-0
    • JM Anderson 2-2-0-0
4.1

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

Anderson concedes for the first time ... and now he'll have the pleasure of bowling to Gayle

4.2

Anderson to Gayle, no run, what a leave! Gayle is grinning after letting one go through that came back around off and missed the stumps by a matter of inches

4.3

Anderson to Gayle, 1 run, length ball and angling across, Gayle goes for the big 'un over cow corner and gets an inside edge to long leg

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

End of over 5 (2 runs) West Indies 8/0 (RR: 1.60)

    • LMP Simmons 6 (20b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 2 (10b)
    • JM Anderson 3-2-2-0
    • ST Finn 2-1-6-0

Tight start from England, with both Gayle and Simmons struggling to get bat on ball. Don't bet against Babylonian fireworks to come, though ...

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

Well, that's certainly improved the run rate. Hello again, Henry, we've missed you!

End of over 6 (12 runs) West Indies 20/0 (RR: 3.33)

    • CH Gayle 14 (16b 3x4)
    • LMP Simmons 6 (20b 1x4)
    • ST Finn 3-1-18-0
    • JM Anderson 3-2-2-0
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

6.4

Anderson to Gayle, no run, back of a length, on leg stump and rising at the body, defended back on to the track

6.5

Anderson to Gayle, no run, length ball, on the stumps and blocked

6.6

Anderson to Gayle, 1 run, strays down leg and flicked behind square for one

Vineet offers a word of warning: "The number of balls defended by Gayle is directly proportional to the strike rate he attains in final overs...So be aware Brits."

End of over 7 (2 runs) West Indies 22/0 (RR: 3.14)

    • CH Gayle 15 (19b 3x4)
    • LMP Simmons 7 (23b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 4-2-4-0
    • 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

Both sides are circling each other here. England won't mind Simmons soaking up some of the strike but Gayle, as ever, looks like a tidal wave ready to break ...

End of over 8 (1 run) West Indies 23/0 (RR: 2.87)

    • LMP Simmons 7 (26b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 16 (22b 3x4)
    • ST Finn 4-1-19-0
    • JM Anderson 4-2-4-0
8.1

Anderson to Gayle, no run, length ball, speared across and pushed towards cover-point

8.2

Anderson to Gayle, no run, leg-stump line, Gayle stays still in the crease and knocks short on the on side

8.3

Anderson to Gayle, SIX, and Boom goes the dynamite! Anderson dropped short and Gayle smashes a pull shot deep into the stand over the midwicket boundary. That had both wings and a jet pack

8.4

Anderson to Gayle, 1 run, fuller and on the stumps, worked off the pads

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

End of over 9 (7 runs) West Indies 30/0 (RR: 3.33)

    • LMP Simmons 7 (28b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 23 (26b 3x4 1x6)
    • JM Anderson 5-2-11-0
    • ST Finn 4-1-19-0

Time for a change, with Tim Bresnan replacing Finn. After a quiet start, Gayle is already threatening to dismantle England's traditional seam-and-swing attack

9.1

Bresnan to Gayle, no run, on the stumps and prodded back down the pitch

9.2

Bresnan to Gayle, SIX, overpitched on the stumps and this one is dispatched back down the ground for another Dorothy, Gayle so still at the crease as he watches it sail away

9.3

Bresnan to Gayle, SIX, there he goes again, stepping out to flat-bat another brutal hit straight back over Bresnan's head!

9.4

Bresnan to Gayle, no run, line and length, plays this one more watchfully

9.5

Bresnan to Gayle, no run, Gayle has taken a liking to Bresnan's pace (or lack thereof), it seems, attacking him again but slapping his drive to a fielder

9.6

Bresnan to Gayle, SIX, monstrous, monstrous hitting from Christopher Henry Gayle! Bresnan was a touch short and Gayle stepped away and mullered him on to the roof of the stand above the players' dressing rooms - tidal wave, tsunami, here it comes!

End of over 10 (18 runs) West Indies 48/0 (RR: 4.80)

    • CH Gayle 41 (32b 3x4 4x6)
    • LMP Simmons 7 (28b 1x4)
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-18-0
    • JM Anderson 5-2-11-0
10.1

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

10.2

Anderson to Gayle, no run, length ball, straight and no movement, blocked respectfully back to the bowler

10.3

Anderson to Gayle, no run, length ball, angling across and pushed into the off side

10.4

Anderson to Gayle, SIX, slightly full from Anderson and Gayle languidly deposits the ball straight back down the ground for his fifth six! That brings up the Windies fifty - and Gayle has 47 of them

"There he goes!!! Crowd calling for helmets already?" observes Bhaskar sagely

10.5

Anderson to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length and on the legs, flicked square 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

After five overs, West Indies had 8 ... 36 balls later, they've added 48 more

End of over 11 (8 runs) West Indies 56/0 (RR: 5.09)

    • LMP Simmons 8 (30b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 48 (36b 3x4 5x6)
    • JM Anderson 6-2-19-0
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-18-0

Bresnan continues - whether he likes it or not. Will Gayle attempt to get all sixy again?

11.1

Bresnan to Gayle, no run, touch short and played circumspectly back towards mid-off

11.2

Bresnan to Gayle, 1 run, fuller length, Bresnan rolls his fingers over it and Gayle steers it behind point for a single

11.3

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

11.4

Bresnan to Gayle, no run, full and on the stumps, Gayle dabs this one into the off side

11.5

Bresnan to Gayle, no run, tight line again and tapped into the off side - the Kraken appears to have drifted back into the deep for now

11.6

Bresnan to Gayle, 1 run, length ball and nudged short of midwicket, the big man lumbers into gear and takes one to bring up a half-century that has been horrifying for England and utterly compelling for everyone else

End of over 12 (3 runs) West Indies 59/0 (RR: 4.91)

    • CH Gayle 50 (41b 3x4 5x6)
    • LMP Simmons 9 (31b 1x4)
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-21-0
    • JM Anderson 6-2-19-0

This is brave - Cook has turned to Graeme Swann after a dozen overs. He looks to the skies ... "Is that practice for when the ball goes sailing back over his head," wonders Gnasher to my right

12.1

Swann to Gayle, 1 run, round the wicket to Gayle, tossed up on the stumps, tickled into the leg side

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

12.4

Swann to Gayle, no run, gives it some air, on the stumps and Gayle steps out to nudge to the on side

12.5

Swann to Gayle, no run, flatter, pushed through on off and blocked back to the bowler

12.6

Swann to Gayle, 1 run, full and flighted, Gayle seizes on it, doesn't properly connect with his thump down the ground but it takes a good stop at long-on to prevent four

"Ha ha ha. Wow that chap has a torrid time of it in the news report re: boom goes the dynamite," says Simon. "Looks like Gayle is shaping up to give the English bowlers a torrid time too."

End of over 13 (3 runs) West Indies 62/0 (RR: 4.76)

    • CH Gayle 52 (45b 3x4 5x6)
    • LMP Simmons 10 (33b 1x4)
    • GP Swann 1-0-3-0
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-21-0
13.1

Bresnan to Gayle, no run, good length on the stumps, pushed back down the track

13.2

Bresnan to Gayle, 1 run, touch short of a length, Gayle's instincts kick in again but his pull over mid-on isn't quite out of the middle and it drops short of the man on the rope

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

Well, despite the whirlwind at one end, Simmons is sort of acting as a counterbalance

End of over 14 (1 run) West Indies 63/0 (RR: 4.50)

    • LMP Simmons 10 (37b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 53 (47b 3x4 5x6)
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-22-0
    • GP Swann 1-0-3-0
14.1

Swann to Gayle, no run, tossed up outside off and played back

14.2

Swann to Gayle, no run, flighted and blocked back to Swann

14.3

Swann to Gayle, no run, flatter ball on off and defended on the front foot

14.4

Swann to Gayle, OUT, flat delivery, not much turn and there's a big lbw appeal ... it's given but Gayle immediately reviews it. Swann was pleading, imploring for that decision and Tony Hill gave it after an age. There's definitely bat involved but was it pad first? There's no doubt the ball was going on to hit. It's practically impossible to tell if the ball squeezed on to the pad via the bat or the other way around. Perversely, the crowd probably don't want him to go ... but he has to, as the decision is upheld!

CH Gayle lbw b Swann 53 (66m 51b 3x4 5x6) SR: 103.92

Gayle was unmoving for a moment or two, very unhappy about having to depart. Dwayne Smith is the new man - he knows how to go big, but he's not Chris Gayle and England will be delighted to have got rid off the man who hit all but 10 of West Indies 63 runs thus far

14.5

Swann to Smith, no run, tossed up outside off and defended on the back foot

14.6

Swann to Smith, no run, flighted on the stumps and again blocked watchfully

Swann has worked his magic for England, though it may have been a harsh decision on Gayle, such was the uncertainty about whether it was bat or pad first

End of over 15 (wicket maiden) West Indies 63/1 (RR: 4.20)

    • DR Smith 0 (2b)
    • LMP Simmons 10 (37b 1x4)
    • GP Swann 2-1-3-1
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-22-0
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

Maiden from Bresnan, whose figures needed a repair job after that welcome from Gayle. England won't be too dissatisfied with how things have gone, having dismissed the marauding axeman with the DREADlocks. They'd probably be happy to keep Simmons out there all innings

End of over 16 (maiden) West Indies 63/1 (RR: 3.93)

    • LMP Simmons 10 (43b 1x4)
    • DR Smith 0 (2b)
    • TT Bresnan 4-1-22-0
    • GP Swann 2-1-3-1

Swann, job done, is replaced by Stuart Broad (quite a third change)

16.1

Broad to Smith, no run, touch short and blocked outside the line of off

16.2

Broad to Smith, OUT, wide-ish and Smith nicks off! The ball might have left him a touch and he went for a full-blooded mow, only to thin one through to the keeper. Bit of a gimme wicket, that, and England's decision to bowl first is looking less like the madness it seemed 10 minutes ago

DR Smith c †Kieswetter b Broad 0 (9m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Marlon Samuels, in the form of his life, is in at No. 4 ...

16.3

Broad to Samuels, no run, back of a length and shaping away, pushed into the off side

16.4

Broad to Samuels, no run, pitched up and Samuels is down on one knee to hammer a drive straight at the cover fielder

16.5

Broad to Samuels, 2 runs, length ball, doesn't get up as Samuels tries to cut off the back foot but he gets a couple via a bottom edge to fine leg

16.6

Broad to Samuels, FOUR, wide of the stumps and punched lazily square for an exquisitely timed boundary through point - hold the pose Marlon

Here's Vikram Ramachandran, with one of the slightly more measured responses to Chris Gayle's dismissal: "Tony Hill would never have given that out if there was no DRS. It was an extremely marginal decision and there was enough doubt to get it overturned. Whatever happened to benefit of doubt. Extremely disappointed for the Windies."

End of over 17 (6 runs) West Indies 69/2 (RR: 4.05)

    • MN Samuels 6 (4b 1x4)
    • LMP Simmons 10 (43b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-6-1
    • TT Bresnan 4-1-22-0
17.1

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

17.2

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, defended into the leg side from a good length ball on off stump

17.3

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, wide of the wicket, stays back and steers the ball away with soft hands, fielded in the gully

17.4

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, bumper, tight line and Samuels hops back and across to defend

17.5

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, good length delivery, patted behind square on the off side

17.6

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, length, angling in and with the pace taken off, Samuels shuffles across and can't get the ball away

End of over 18 (1 run) West Indies 70/2 (RR: 3.88)

    • MN Samuels 6 (9b 1x4)
    • LMP Simmons 11 (44b 1x4)
    • TT Bresnan 5-1-23-0
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-6-1

Broad continues to Test-mode Lendl

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

18.4

Broad to Samuels, no run, terrific ball from Broad, angling in and then holding its line and Samuels groped at it

18.5

Broad to Samuels, no run, full and driven to mid-off

18.6

Broad to Samuels, 1 run, tries the bouncer and Samuels is a little late on it, top-edging a hook into a gap in front of deep square leg

"Is Lendl Simmons trying to do a Sunil Gavaskar innings or beat it?" wonders Rama. I'm not sure Simmons is trying to score slowly ... he just can't help it

End of over 19 (2 runs) West Indies 72/2 (RR: 3.78)

    • MN Samuels 7 (12b 1x4)
    • LMP Simmons 12 (47b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-8-1
    • TT Bresnan 5-1-23-0

Another switch, with Finn back on for a spell

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

End of over 20 (6 runs) West Indies 78/2 (RR: 3.90)

    • LMP Simmons 12 (49b 1x4)
    • MN Samuels 12 (16b 2x4)
    • ST Finn 5-1-25-0
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-8-1

Here's Nick Donnelly: "In response to Vikram, the benefit of the doubt goes to the umpire were DRS is concerned. The replays must show that the decision was wrong, these replays do not, therefore the decision stands."

20.1

Broad to Samuels, 1 run, pitched up and nudge to mid-off, they take a sharp single

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

20.3

Broad to Samuels, no run, good length and blocked solidly

20.4

Broad to Samuels, no run, tight line on the stumps, Samuels guides this to gully

20.5

Broad to Samuels, no run, bumper, at the man, who leans out of the way

20.6

Broad to Samuels, OUT, Samuels - who I was about to say looked in good nick - top-edges a brisk bouncer straight to deep midwicket! He got in a tangle against a short ball a couple of overs back but it lobbed short ... this time the miscue sailed high and not-so-handsome to the fielder on the rope

MN Samuels c Bresnan b Broad 13 (22m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.90

West Indies have now lost 4 for 16 in a little over six overs. Despite Gayle blowing through, the wreckage has mostly affected the visitors

End of over 21 (1 run) West Indies 79/4 (RR: 3.76)

    • DJ Bravo 0 (0b)
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-9-2
    • ST Finn 5-1-25-0

The batsmen cross, so Pollard will receive his first ball from Finn ...

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

"Take out Gayle's innings: West Indies 28-3 off 75 balls. Poor. Their ODI side was supposed to be decent, but going by their performances in this series it is worse than their test team." They've struggled, you're right, Patrick. But England's pack in these conditions is a mighty difficult proposition for any team

End of over 22 (1 run) West Indies 80/4 (RR: 3.63)

    • KA Pollard 1 (6b)
    • DJ Bravo 0 (0b)
    • ST Finn 6-1-26-0
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-9-2
22.1

Broad to Pollard, 1 run, slightly back of a length, angling towards leg stump and again dropped short of midwicket for a quick single

22.2

Broad to Bravo, no run, pitched in the corridor, touch short and Bravo gets across to show it the full face of the bat

22.3

Broad to Bravo, no run, good length, outside off and pushed into the covers coming forward

22.4

Broad to Bravo, no run, tight line on off, Bravo gets across and covers up his stumps

22.5

Broad to Bravo, no run, back of a length and this one rises fiercely, the batsman does well to keep it down

22.6

Broad to Bravo, no run, fuller length in the channel outside off, no stroke

End of over 23 (1 run) West Indies 81/4 (RR: 3.52)

    • DJ Bravo 0 (5b)
    • KA Pollard 2 (7b)
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-10-2
    • 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

"I agree about England's bowling pack," says James. "The other advantage they have is that, with Bresnan, Broad and Swann, they can play 5 specialist bowlers, and still not have a long tail." Aye, these are days of rich promise for England. Am I the only one to fear the End Times?

End of over 24 (1 run) West Indies 82/4 (RR: 3.41)

    • KA Pollard 3 (13b)
    • DJ Bravo 0 (5b)
    • ST Finn 7-1-27-0
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-10-2
24.1

Broad to Pollard, 1 run, back of a length and Pollard rides it to steer the ball to third man

24.2

Broad to Bravo, no run, on the stumps and blocked towards mid-on

24.3

Broad to Bravo, no run, length ball in the corridor, no shot from Bravo, who's content to play himself in

24.4

Broad to Bravo, no run, tight line on off, short of a good length, pushed towards mid-off on the back foot

24.5

Broad to Bravo, 1 run, steered wide of cover from a length ball outside off, they hustle through for one

24.6

Broad to Pollard, no run, back of a length, good line from Broad and Pollard drops his hands out of the way

At the halfway stage, England have got a good grip on proceedings. Find out if West Indies can wriggle free with Alex Winter ...

End of over 25 (2 runs) West Indies 84/4 (RR: 3.36)

    • KA Pollard 4 (15b)
    • DJ Bravo 1 (9b)
    • SCJ Broad 5-0-12-2
    • ST Finn 7-1-27-0

Hello everyone, hope we're as well as can be given the circumstances, West Indies needing a gee up here...

25.1

Anderson to Bravo, 2 runs, full and flicked down to long leg where there's a good sliding save

25.2

Anderson to Bravo, no run, forward to block a length ball just outside off, the lofted drive is practised afterwards

25.3

Anderson to Bravo, no run, pressed forward just outside off and blocked to point

25.4

Anderson to Bravo, no run, full, nipping back, a large cry for lbw, not out, must have hit it and indeed there is an inside edge, this is definitely bat first

25.5

Anderson to Bravo, no run, shorter in length, a flashing cut stroke misses outside off

25.6

Anderson to Bravo, no run, forward just outside off and blocked back up the wicket

End of over 26 (2 runs) West Indies 86/4 (RR: 3.30)

    • DJ Bravo 3 (15b)
    • KA Pollard 4 (15b)
    • JM Anderson 7-2-21-0
    • SCJ Broad 5-0-12-2

For what it's worth, I found Tom Maynard to be a splendid chap. I played cricket with and against him, he was exceptionally talented and the game is very much worse without him. Onward and upwards, and here's Swann back into the attack..

26.1

Swann to Pollard, 1 run, full and flicked down to long off

26.2

Swann to Bravo, no run, just outside off and a bit of an edge into the off side

26.3

Swann to Bravo, no run, forward to block in a similar region

26.4

Swann to Bravo, 1 run, punched down the ground

26.5

Swann to Pollard, no run, stood back and punched into the on-side, a fine save at midwicket

26.6

Swann to Pollard, no run, more flight and tucked to the same fielder

End of over 27 (2 runs) West Indies 88/4 (RR: 3.25)

    • KA Pollard 5 (18b)
    • DJ Bravo 4 (18b)
    • GP Swann 3-1-5-1
    • JM Anderson 7-2-21-0

The Oval looking resplendent as ever, lovely day today, you can see The Shard - now the biggest building in Europe, out in the distance over the gas holders...

27.1

Anderson to Bravo, no run, full just outside off and blocked

27.2

Anderson to Bravo, 1 run, fine shot, punched out through the covers, only to the sweeper though

27.3

Anderson to Pollard, FOUR, couple of steps down and heaved off an inside edge over midwicket and this races away for four, fortune favours the brave

27.4

Anderson to Pollard, no run, ran back to the bowler with a forward press

27.5

Anderson to Pollard, no run, bumper and ducked, he had taken another step down there

27.6

Anderson to Pollard, 2 runs, worked out behind square on the leg side, the scramble a second

End of over 28 (7 runs) West Indies 95/4 (RR: 3.39)

    • KA Pollard 11 (22b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 5 (20b)
    • JM Anderson 8-2-28-0
    • GP Swann 3-1-5-1

Only so much rebuilding West Indies can do because the run rate is sliding backwards and the overs ticking along...

28.1

Swann to Bravo, no run, forward and blocked around off stump

28.2

Swann to Bravo, no run, more flight, he got a light outside the line of the ball and ran it back to the bowler

28.3

Swann to Bravo, no run, floated up and blocked with an angled bat outside off

28.4

Swann to Bravo, FOUR, taken from outside off and chipped over midwicket and it races down for four, a lovely little shot, placed to perfection between long on and deep midwicket

28.5

Swann to Bravo, no run, blocked back to the bowler again

28.6

Swann to Bravo, 1 run, step back and cut out to deep cover

That brings the 100 up but we've almost had 30 overs...

End of over 29 (5 runs) West Indies 100/4 (RR: 3.44)

    • DJ Bravo 10 (26b 1x4)
    • KA Pollard 11 (22b 1x4)
    • GP Swann 4-1-10-1
    • JM Anderson 8-2-28-0

Bresnan replacing Anderson...

29.1

Bresnan to Bravo, SIX, full just outside off and lashed over wide long off, excellent strike into the stands

29.2

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, Bresnan drops his length back and defends into the off side

29.3

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, full just outside off, pushed into the covers

29.4

Bresnan to Bravo, 1 wide, wide of off stump and called as such, harsh for me I thought that was inside the guidelines

29.4

Bresnan to Bravo, 1 run, short and turned to long leg, Bell in quickly to field

29.5

Bresnan to Pollard, 1 run, turned to long leg again

29.6

Bresnan to Bravo, 1 run, length and punched to mid on, but they'll get a stupidly unnecessary overthrow, the return to the keeper landed on leg stump, was there really any idea

End of over 30 (10 runs) West Indies 110/4 (RR: 3.66)

    • DJ Bravo 18 (31b 1x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 12 (23b 1x4)
    • TT Bresnan 6-1-33-0
    • GP Swann 4-1-10-1
30.1

Swann to Bravo, 1 run, chipped in the air down the ground of a leading air and oohh! Morgan racing in can't quite hold on after the dive forward, that would have been special, just dropped it on landing, great effort

30.2

Swann to Pollard, no run, back to defend around off stump

30.3

Swann to Pollard, no run, step back to cut and missed

30.4

Swann to Pollard, no run, taken off the stumps in front of square leg, good scramble from square leg to field

30.5

Swann to Pollard, no run, down the wicket and blocked with bat and pad together

30.6

Swann to Pollard, 1 run, step back and cut down to long off

Top over from Swann, excellent tight stuff...

End of over 31 (2 runs) West Indies 112/4 (RR: 3.61)

    • KA Pollard 13 (28b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 19 (32b 1x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 5-1-12-1
    • TT Bresnan 6-1-33-0
31.1

Bresnan to Pollard, 1 run, length, dropped into the covers, they take a quick single

31.2

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, length, played forward and pushed to midwicket

31.3

Bresnan to Bravo, 1 run, push to mid on from a length

31.4

Bresnan to Pollard, 1 run, back of a length and dropped down to long leg

31.5

Bresnan to Bravo, 1 run, dropped in short and hooked, not in control and it lands short of the men in the deeo

31.6

Bresnan to Pollard, 1 run, pushed down the wicket and they take another run

End of over 32 (5 runs) West Indies 117/4 (RR: 3.65)

    • KA Pollard 16 (31b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 21 (35b 1x4 1x6)
    • TT Bresnan 7-1-38-0
    • GP Swann 5-1-12-1

Better progress here from the tourists...

32.1

Swann to Pollard, no run, ourside off and an inside edge to square leg

32.2

Swann to Pollard, FOUR, down to paddle sweep and gets it very fine for four, good stroke

32.3

Swann to Pollard, 1 run, slapped down the ground but only for one to long on

32.4

Swann to Bravo, no run, off stump line, dropped into midwicket

32.5

Swann to Bravo, no run, from wider on the crease, fired in and hurried rushed to midwicket

32.6

Swann to Bravo, 1 run, flicked into the deep on the on side

Been great stuff from Swann so far...

End of over 33 (6 runs) West Indies 123/4 (RR: 3.72)

    • DJ Bravo 22 (38b 1x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 21 (34b 2x4)
    • GP Swann 6-1-18-1
    • TT Bresnan 7-1-38-0

Another change now and Ravi Bopara is coming on to shuffle through a few more overs...wasn't needed at West End...

33.1

Bopara to Bravo, 1 run, front-foot drive of a thick outside edge to third man

33.2

Bopara to Pollard, 1 run, bit of a hack down to long on from outside off stump, might have been looking to line up Bopara there

33.3

Bopara to Bravo, 1 run, full length, tailed in a bit, driven to the cover sweeper

33.4

Bopara to Pollard, 1 leg bye, angled into the pads, deflection to long leg

33.5

Bopara to Bravo, no run, length outside off, went for the late cut and missed

33.6

Bopara to Bravo, no run, excellent yorker and well dug out

Tidy start for Bopara and that's drinks with England in good shape but West Indies building a platform where they could kick on in the final 10 overs and put a decent score on the board...

End of over 34 (4 runs) West Indies 127/4 (RR: 3.73)

    • DJ Bravo 24 (42b 1x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 22 (36b 2x4)
    • RS Bopara 1-0-3-0
    • GP Swann 6-1-18-1
34.1

Swann to Pollard, no run, length and pushed to midwicket

34.2

Swann to Pollard, no run, misread the length and ended up back and squirting it out to square leg

34.3

Swann to Pollard, SIX, misread the length again but raw power gets a big six over cow corner, huge inside edge that flew into the crowd

34.4

Swann to Pollard, no run, pushed back to the bowler, well saved

34.5

Swann to Pollard, no run, blocked coming forward

34.6

Swann to Pollard, no run, missed stumping, Swann fires one under the bat of Pollard but Kieswetter has spilt it behind the stumps. That is a sitter really and an awful miss that could prove costly

End of over 35 (6 runs) West Indies 133/4 (RR: 3.80)

    • KA Pollard 28 (42b 2x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 24 (42b 1x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 7-1-24-1
    • RS Bopara 1-0-3-0

And now the batting Powerplay so Finn returns but what a strike for England that would have been to pick up Pollard just before the Powerplay...

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

Just the type of over West Indies need in this Powerplay...

End of over 36 (15 runs) West Indies 148/4 (RR: 4.11)

    • DJ Bravo 36 (47b 3x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 29 (43b 2x4 1x6)
    • ST Finn 8-1-42-0
    • GP Swann 7-1-24-1

Broad for Anderson now...

36.1

Broad to Bravo, 1 run, length just outside off, pushed to point

36.2

Broad to Pollard, 2 runs, waited for and driven to point, a shy at the stumps - with the batsman so comfortably home - produces a ricochet and an overthrow

36.3

Broad to Pollard, FOUR, fine stroke, using the pace of the ball to run it to third man for four from short of a length

36.4

Broad to Pollard, 1 run, short and better-directed, an awkward hook to 45

36.5

Broad to Bravo, no run, played back up the wicket from outside off

36.6

Broad to Bravo, FOUR, fine stroke, powerfully pulled away, picked up the slower ball and hammered to the sqaure boundary

End of over 37 (12 runs) West Indies 160/4 (RR: 4.32)

    • DJ Bravo 41 (50b 4x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 36 (46b 3x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 6-0-24-2
    • ST Finn 8-1-42-0

This stand really picking up now...

37.1

Bresnan to Pollard, 1 leg bye, angled in, comes off the pad and runs towards third man, Kieswetter intervenes

That miss from Pollard is already costing England as this stand pushes on...

37.2

Bresnan to Bravo, FOUR, wide and lashed to third man where no-one is home, poor ball, nicely placed

37.3

Bresnan to Bravo, 1 run, better, straighter and pushed down the ground for one

37.4

Bresnan to Pollard, 1 run, step across the stumps and flicked to square leg, they scramble through for the run

37.5

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, angled in to middle and leg, pushed to midwicket

37.6

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, slower ball bouncer, missed as Bravo tries to turn it around the corner

End of over 38 (7 runs) West Indies 167/4 (RR: 4.39)

    • DJ Bravo 46 (54b 5x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 37 (48b 3x4 1x6)
    • TT Bresnan 8-1-44-0
    • SCJ Broad 6-0-24-2

Andy Flower popped down to have a word with Graeme Swann on the boundary, he's delivered a message to Alastair Cook...

38.1

Broad to Pollard, 2 runs, step to leg, a big heave, an outside edge whirls down wide of third man, who is able to come round and field

38.2

Broad to Pollard, 1 run, powerfully pulled to deep midwicket, straight to the man

Are the West Indies properly having a go now...

38.3

Broad to Bravo, 1 no ball, waist-high full toss, slipped out and called no-ball, certainly surprised Bravo who dropped the bat

38.3

Broad to Bravo, no run, this time length and angled to point

38.4

Broad to Bravo, no run, angled to point again

38.5

Broad to Bravo, no run, short, went for the pull from outside off stump, missed it

38.6

Broad to Bravo, 1 run, back of a length, dropped into cover and they take a sharp single

Better over for England...

End of over 39 (5 runs) West Indies 172/4 (RR: 4.41)

    • DJ Bravo 47 (59b 5x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 40 (50b 3x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 7-0-29-2
    • TT Bresnan 8-1-44-0

Last Powerplay over, can they make it a biggie...

39.1

Bresnan to Bravo, 1 run, leg stump and ran into midwicket for just a single, England would take five more

39.2

Bresnan to Pollard, 1 run, step to leg, Bresnan followed him and fired it in full, clipped out to deep midwicket in the end

39.3

Bresnan to Bravo, FOUR, slower ball and short, Bravo gets it past the 45

50 for Bravo from 61 balls, a vital innings giving West Indies hope...

39.4

Bresnan to Bravo, 1 run, full, tailing in, pushed down to long off

100 stand up now from 113 ball, a match-saving stand...

39.5

Bresnan to Pollard, OUT, got him! Heaved into the deep but it went more up then long and it's easily taken by Anderson, in fact not that much in the deep, he came in off the rope because it was that much of a miscue. The bouncer eventually works against Pollard and that's a vital strike for England at an important time

KA Pollard c Anderson b Bresnan 41 (79m 52b 3x4 1x6) SR: 78.84

Kieswetter breathes again...

39.6

Bresnan to Bravo, 1 run, defended to point for an easy single

47 for 1 in that Powerplay...

End of over 40 (8 runs) West Indies 180/5 (RR: 4.50)

    • DJ Bravo 54 (63b 6x4 1x6)
    • DJG Sammy 0 (0b)
    • TT Bresnan 9-1-52-1
    • SCJ Broad 7-0-29-2

Swann's back...

40.1

Swann to Bravo, 1 run, pushed out through cover, there's now a sweeper back

40.2

Swann to Sammy, no run, forward on off stump to block

40.3

Swann to Sammy, no run, more flight offered, forward to block again on off stump

40.4

Swann to Sammy, no run, tucked to midwicket

40.5

Swann to Sammy, 1 run, touch short and stepped back to pull out to deep midwicket

40.6

Swann to Bravo, no run, flatter and blocked back to the bowler

Another sharp, cheap over from Swann...

End of over 41 (2 runs) West Indies 182/5 (RR: 4.43)

    • DJ Bravo 55 (65b 6x4 1x6)
    • DJG Sammy 1 (4b)
    • GP Swann 8-1-26-1
    • TT Bresnan 9-1-52-1

Huge responsibility on Bravo now, has to try and keep the innings accelerating but can't get out with all this time left...Broad changes ends now...

41.1

Broad to Sammy, 1 run, middle and leg stump pushed to midwicket, the slide can't prevent a run

41.2

Broad to Bravo, no run, pushed to midwicket again

41.3

Broad to Bravo, FOUR, short ball, pulled fine, just helped down to fine leg, it's almost a mis-hit but it works

41.4

Broad to Bravo, 1 run, back of a length, slightly slower, dropped into the covers

41.5

Broad to Sammy, 2 runs, taken from middle and off, played to long leg, fumble by the substitute Bairstow allows them a comfortable single

41.6

Broad to Sammy, 1 run, awkwardly fended off a shorter ball behind square leg

End of over 42 (9 runs) West Indies 191/5 (RR: 4.54)

    • DJG Sammy 5 (7b)
    • DJ Bravo 60 (68b 7x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 8-0-38-2
    • GP Swann 8-1-26-1
42.1

Swann to Sammy, 2 runs, pushed between long leg and deep midwicket from a full length

42.2

Swann to Sammy, 1 run, stepped back and cut through the covers

42.3

Swann to Bravo, no run, punched back to the bowler

42.4

Swann to Bravo, SIX, step back and heaved over long on, I didn't think he'd caught this well enough to start with but enough bat to get it into the crowd

42.5

Swann to Bravo, 1 run, full and pushed out to deep midwicket

42.6

Swann to Sammy, 1 run, lashed away through the covers for a single

End of over 43 (11 runs) West Indies 202/5 (RR: 4.69)

    • DJG Sammy 9 (10b)
    • DJ Bravo 67 (71b 7x4 2x6)
    • GP Swann 9-1-37-1
    • SCJ Broad 8-0-38-2
43.1

Broad to Sammy, no run, length ball and ran back up the wicket

43.2

Broad to Sammy, no run, slower ball, comes off the thigh pad and a diving stop from a Kieswetter

43.3

Broad to Sammy, 1 run, length and punched to mid off who's on the edge of the circle

43.4

Broad to Bravo, no run, fine ball beats the outside edge from back of a length

43.5

Broad to Bravo, no run, bumper, hooked at and missed, Bravo was a few days late on that

43.6

Broad to Bravo, FOUR, full and chipped wide of long on for four, picked up deliciously

End of over 44 (5 runs) West Indies 207/5 (RR: 4.70)

    • DJ Bravo 71 (74b 8x4 2x6)
    • DJG Sammy 10 (13b)
    • SCJ Broad 9-0-43-2
    • GP Swann 9-1-37-1

Six overs, can they get over 250 now...that would be a solid score...

44.1

Swann to Sammy, no run, fired in and tucked to midwicket

44.2

Swann to Sammy, FOUR, strong shot past short midwicket and such it beats long on for four, well played

44.3

Swann to Sammy, no run, full and outside off, flicked at and missed

44.4

Swann to Sammy, 1 run, full again and ran into the covers

44.5

Swann to Bravo, 1 run, waited for and moved through the on side, Finn scrambles and puts them off the second

44.6

Swann to Sammy, SIX, full toss on leg stump, it comes off a bit of a top edge and flies over long leg for six. I was thinking out to start with that is a handy maximum

End of over 45 (12 runs) West Indies 219/5 (RR: 4.86)

    • DJG Sammy 21 (18b 1x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 72 (75b 8x4 2x6)
    • GP Swann 10-1-49-1
    • SCJ Broad 9-0-43-2

West Indies keeping things moving, very useful late innings progress...

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

End of over 46 (2 runs) West Indies 221/6 (RR: 4.80)

    • D Ramdin 1 (2b)
    • DJ Bravo 73 (77b 8x4 2x6)
    • ST Finn 9-1-44-1
    • GP Swann 10-1-49-1

Bravo has to guide the tail now...Anderson to finish off the innings...

46.1

Anderson to Ramdin, 1 run, angled into the off side, Ramdin gets himself off strike as he has to do now

46.2

Anderson to Bravo, 1 run, excellent yorker, dug out to point

46.3

Anderson to Ramdin, OUT, edged and gone Ramdin, for some reason, steps away to try and a swing a length ball through the off side and nicks off. Poor decision really, just run the singles and let Bravo do the hitting

D Ramdin c †Kieswetter b Anderson 2 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

46.4

Anderson to Best, FOUR, perhaps a slip eh? This goes right where first slip would have been off a genuine outside edge for four to third man

46.5

Anderson to Best, no run, driven to extra cover, firmly

46.6

Anderson to Best, 1 run, chopped down behind point

End of over 47 (7 runs) West Indies 228/7 (RR: 4.85)

    • TL Best 5 (3b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 74 (78b 8x4 2x6)
    • JM Anderson 9-2-35-1
    • ST Finn 9-1-44-1

Tail in, end of the innings when batsman do have a swing, a slip is always a good choice for me, chance missed their by England...

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

End of over 48 (4 runs) West Indies 232/7 (RR: 4.83)

    • TL Best 6 (6b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 77 (81b 8x4 2x6)
    • ST Finn 10-1-48-1
    • JM Anderson 9-2-35-1

Hilarious swinging from Tino. Can he find the fence....

48.1

Anderson to Bravo, OUT, swung straight up in the air, this is coming down with snow on it and well taken by Bopara at extra cover. It hung up in the air for an age but Bopara steadied himself well and clung on going slightly behind himself, a jolly good grab and Bravo's fine knock is over

DJ Bravo c Bopara b Anderson 77 (121m 82b 8x4 2x6) SR: 93.90

England just bringing things back their way towards the end of this innings...

48.2

Anderson to Narine, no run, calmly left outside off stump! A rarity with a handful of balls to comes

48.3

Anderson to Narine, 1 run, another edge through the slip cordon, still no-one at home, at least third man can come round to cut this off

48.4

Anderson to Best, 1 run, another almighty swing from the hip, blasted down to long on

48.5

Anderson to Narine, 1 leg bye, full on leg stump, silly appeal for lbw, the scramble a leg bye, they're actually referring this but surely it pitched outside leg stump, and indeed it did, not out

48.6

Anderson to Best, 1 wide, and now this is a wide outside off

48.6

Anderson to Best, no run, made up for it though with a good yorker just outside off stump

A good set from Anderson...

End of over 49 (4 runs) West Indies 236/8 (RR: 4.81)

    • TL Best 7 (8b 1x4)
    • SP Narine 1 (3b)
    • JM Anderson 10-2-38-2
    • ST Finn 10-1-48-1

Last over then...

49.1

Bresnan to Narine, 1 run, full toss punched to mid off

49.2

Bresnan to Best, no run, slower ball, well disguised, Best swings and misses

49.3

Bresnan to Best, no run, fired in as Best moves to leg, off the pads to the keeper

49.4

Bresnan to Best, OUT, followed him and beaten again in between the pads and the stumps, they try to take a bye to the keeper but Kiestwetter finds the stump with the underarm and Narine is easily run out. Excellent work after the diving roll.

SP Narine run out 2 (9m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

49.5

Bresnan to Rampaul, 1 run, full toss and punched down to long on

One final swing for Best...

49.6

Bresnan to Best, no run, and he swings and misses at a slower ball again

Tea time with just 19 runs in those last five overs, coupled with England's excellent start has seen a pretty modest score been posted by West Indies, who needed Dwayne Bravo's excellent innings in a partnership of 100 with Kieron Pollard. They made vital progress and together with Chris Gayle's brief flourish at the start of the innings has put something on the board for West Indies but England will be confident of chasing that total down in around 30 minutes time, see you in a bit...

End of over 50 (2 runs) West Indies 238/9

    • TL Best 7 (12b 1x4)
    • R Rampaul 1 (1b)
    • TT Bresnan 10-1-54-1
    • JM Anderson 10-2-38-2
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