ICC World Twenty20 - 14th match, Group 1

England v West Indies

West Indies won by 15 runs

Thanks Alan. The players are on their way out again. This will be a mighty tough chase for England. Will be interesting to see how West Indies use their spinners during this innings. For now Ravi Rampaul will open the bowling...

0.1

Rampaul to Kieswetter, no run, and he beats a very flat-footed Kieswetter first ball...was quite some way outside off stump and he just pushed at it

0.2

Rampaul to Kieswetter, OUT, gone! Two balls is all it took. A horrid hack from Kieswetter which loops in the air to point...was short of a length, we went for the pull but wasn't in a great position and the ball flew straight up

C Kieswetter c Pollard b Rampaul 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Ideal start for West Indies and England have lost a first-over wicket in each match so far

0.3

Rampaul to Wright, OUT, gone! First ball! Wright fends outside off and sends the ball to slip...short of a length outside off, Wright didn't know whether to play or leave and in the end the ball ran off the face to Chris Gayle

LJ Wright c Gayle b Rampaul 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Hat-trick ball...

0.4

Rampaul to Bairstow, no run, short of a length again outside off, shapes away a touch and left alone...wow, what a start to this innings

0.5

Rampaul to Bairstow, no run, outside off, Bairstow gets behind the line and pushes back to the bowler

Gayle got his dance out again when he took that catch

0.6

Rampaul to Bairstow, no run, hint of width outside off, cut firmly but straight to cover...a wonderful start by Rampaul

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) England 0/2 (180 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 0.00, RRR: 9.47)
JM Bairstow    0* (3b)      R Rampaul    1-1-0-2
AD Hales    0* (0b)     

"Well, no need for England to worry about spin today, it seems," says Jim...here's Samuel Badree.

1.1

Badree to Hales, 1 run, tossed up full, driven firmly towards mid-off

1.2

Badree to Bairstow, no run, onto the front foot, drives with an open face to cover

1.3

Badree to Bairstow, no run, gets beaten as he tries to cut a delivery that skids through outside off

1.4

Badree to Bairstow, no run, dragged a fraction shorter, it sits up a little more but Bairstow can only find cover

1.5

Badree to Bairstow, 1 run, driven out to cover who fumbles and it allows Bairstow to get off the strike

1.6

Badree to Hales, no run, tight to the stumps, Hales gives himself a touch of room and chops to backward point

End of over 2 (2 runs) England 2/2 (178 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 9.88)
AD Hales    1* (2b)      S Badree    1-0-2-0
JM Bairstow    1* (7b)      R Rampaul    1-1-0-2

Two slips in place

2.1

Rampaul to Bairstow, no run, short outside off, Bairstow goes for the pull and mistimes it towards mid-on

2.2

Rampaul to Bairstow, FOUR, this time he connects with the pull and sends it powerful wide of mid-on

ENGLAND HAVE MORE RUNS THAN WICKETS LOST (sorry, accidental caps...honest)

2.3

Rampaul to Bairstow, no run, fuller on off stump, punched into the off side

2.4

Rampaul to Bairstow, 1 run, backs to leg to give himself room into the off side, slaps the ball towards mid-off and he would have been out with a direct hit by Dwayne Bravo

2.5

Rampaul to Hales, 1 run, edged! Hales goes for the drive, it takes the inside edge but doesn't carry to Ramdin who gets one glove on it

2.6

Rampaul to Bairstow, no run, touch short from Rampaul, Bairstow is quickly onto the pull but midwicket has been reinforced and he picks out the man

End of over 3 (6 runs) England 8/2 (172 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 2.66, RRR: 10.11)
JM Bairstow    6* (12b 1x4)      R Rampaul    2-1-6-2
AD Hales    2* (3b)      S Badree    1-0-2-0

"@Gnasher - Sarcasm? (About caps lock)," asks Sheldon...hmmm, maybe!

3.1

Badree to Hales, no run, beaten as he tries to cut...Badree a skiddy spinnner

3.2

Badree to Hales, FOUR, nicely played, he met this with a full face of the bat (revolutionary idea, I know) and drives elegantly between cover and mid-off

3.3

Badree to Hales, FOUR, now he steps to leg against a short ball and cuts this past a diving Gayle at short third-man for consecutive boundaries

3.4

Badree to Hales, no run, touch fuller, on off stump, Hales punches off the back foot to cover

3.5

Badree to Hales, 1 run, full on leg stump, worked down the ground to long on

3.6

Badree to Bairstow, no run, beats the top edge again, another attempt to cut a ball that hurries the batsman

End of over 4 (9 runs) England 17/2 (163 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 10.18)
JM Bairstow    6* (13b 1x4)      S Badree    2-0-11-0
AD Hales    11* (8b 2x4)      R Rampaul    2-1-6-2

Time for Narine...

4.1

Narine to Hales, 1 run, a touch short, Hales on the back foot tucks him through midwicket

4.2

Narine to Bairstow, 1 run, tossed up slowly, Bairstow uses his feet and pushes towards mid-off and sets off for another tight run but mid-off can't collect cleanly

4.3

Narine to Hales, FOUR, cuts in the air but it goes fine of short third-man and beats him over a quick outfield...just a fraction short, but it as was almost a catch

4.4

Narine to Hales, no run, down the track, Narine bowls it shorter and Hales misses out

4.5

Narine to Hales, 1 run, neat footwork from Hales gets him to the pitch and flicks it through midwicket

4.6

Narine to Bairstow, 1 run, tries to pull but gets cramped for room and can't find much timing as it dribbles into the leg side

End of over 5 (8 runs) England 25/2 (155 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 10.33)
JM Bairstow    8* (15b 1x4)      SP Narine    1-0-8-0
AD Hales    17* (12b 3x4)      S Badree    2-0-11-0

5.1

Badree to Bairstow, 2 runs, full outside leg, flicked through the leg side and there's some good running to make that a second

5.2

Badree to Bairstow, no run, tries to give himself room and the ball scoots past leg stump into Ramdin's pads

5.3

Badree to Bairstow, no run, pushed quickly outside leg stump but Bairstow can't get his sweep away as he gets struck on the pads

5.4

Badree to Bairstow, 1 run, quicker ball on leg stump, Bairstow works it away off a thick inside edge towards square leg

5.5

Badree to Hales, no run, fired down the leg side, appeal for a catch and no wide given so it must have come off pad

5.6

Badree to Hales, 1 run, cut firmly into the off side and can't pierce the field

An excellent Powerplay for West Indies...spinners racing through the overs

End of over 6 (4 runs) England 29/2 (151 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.83, RRR: 10.78)
AD Hales    18* (14b 3x4)      S Badree    3-0-15-0
JM Bairstow    11* (19b 1x4)      SP Narine    1-0-8-0

But it's back to some medium pace with Darren Sammy into the attack

6.1

Sammy to Hales, no run, full on off stump, not much pace to work with, Hales pushes into the off side

Carl Johnson. "Reading Broad's comments ahead of the game against WI "Broad refuses to accept that England have technical issues against spin bowling. " - I agree it is the quicks (Rampaul) we have technical issues with."

6.2

Sammy to Hales, no run, a little shorter, Hales onto the back foot and opens the face to backward point

6.3

Sammy to Hales, SIX, much needed by England, Hales latches onto a short ball and pulls it over deep square-leg...wasn't miles away from the fielder

6.4

Sammy to Hales, 2 runs, now he punches a full ball down the ground towards long-on and Bairstow hurries back for the second...needed to be sharp

6.5

Sammy to Hales, 1 run, pushed off the back foot again, this time towards mid-off

6.6

Sammy to Bairstow, FOUR, well played by Bairstow as he brings out the paddle/flick over his shoulder...he took it from outside off and sent it over short fine-leg

Good over for England but it's only a start

End of over 7 (13 runs) England 42/2 (138 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 10.61)
JM Bairstow    15* (20b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-13-0
AD Hales    27* (19b 3x4 1x6)      S Badree    3-0-15-0

Badree bowling his overs straight through

7.1

Badree to Hales, FOUR, dragged down a touch short outside off and well put away by Hales as he drives square to beat backward point

7.2

Badree to Hales, 1 bye, missed stumping as Hales gets beaten on the inside edge and then there could have been a run out as well. Chaos.

7.3

Badree to Bairstow, 1 leg bye, goes for the sweep, an appeal for lbw but it's going down leg

7.4

Badree to Hales, no run, slow on leg stump and takes the pad

7.5

Badree to Hales, 1 run, steps to leg and exposes all his stumps as he drives this past a diving cover to the sweeper

7.6

Badree to Bairstow, no run, down the pitch, doesn't make contact and ends up kicking it to the leg side and there's no single as Badree is quick in his follow through

A very good for overs for Badree. "Why is Badree in the team and not Bishoo? Is Badree the future at almost 32 yrs old?" asks Breado. Experience always useful.

End of over 8 (7 runs) England 49/2 (131 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.12, RRR: 10.91)
JM Bairstow    15* (22b 2x4)      S Badree    4-0-20-0
AD Hales    32* (23b 4x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    1-0-13-0

Narine back into the attack

8.1

Narine to Hales, 1 run, slower and short outside off, cut away through the off side to the sweeper

8.2

Narine to Bairstow, no run, loops up off the surface and Bairstow misses his cut

8.3

Narine to Bairstow, 1 run, extra width this time, Bairstow cuts again but it only costs a single to the deep

8.4

Narine to Hales, no run, sharp turn on this one, Hales didn't pick that as he ends up padding it away

8.5

Narine to Hales, 1 run, fetches from outside off stump with a sweep which goes in front of square to deep midwicket

8.6

Narine to Bairstow, 1 run, fuller and a little flatter, chopped to short third man and it's a cheap over from Narine

End of over 9 (4 runs) England 53/2 (127 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.88, RRR: 11.54)
JM Bairstow    17* (25b 2x4)      SP Narine    2-0-12-0
AD Hales    34* (26b 4x4 1x6)      S Badree    4-0-20-0

England only 37 behind in the 10 over comparison...here's Chris Gayle.

9.1

Gayle to Bairstow, no run, fired in full at leg stump and Gayle fields himself

9.2

Gayle to Bairstow, no run, same again, Bairstow is really struggling and can only jab the ball away

Gayle bailed out as he saw Bairstow coming...

9.3

Gayle to Bairstow, 1 run, heaved away quite ungainly through the leg side, a lot of effort to only get a single to deep square

9.4

Gayle to Hales, no run, a little more air this time, drilled firmly down the pitch but straight at Gayle...excellent stuff

9.5

Gayle to Hales, 1 run, uses his feet, a very full ball which he can only squeeze square to point

9.6

Gayle to Bairstow, OUT, wonderful catch! Bairstow trying to hit straight and he wasn't far from clearing the boundary but Pollard raced around from long-on and timed it perfectly with a full stretch to pluck in the catch. Slick from West Indies

JM Bairstow c Pollard b Gayle 18 (32m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 62.06

So with England a hole, I'll hand back to Alan

End of over 10 (2 runs) England 55/3 (125 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.50, RRR: 12.50)
     CH Gayle    1-0-2-1
AD Hales    35* (28b 4x4 1x6)      SP Narine    2-0-12-0

Alrighty. So, England are playing the long game here. Or maybe just a different game. Anyway, I'm sure there's a plan. Eoin Morgan (he's good!) will face his first ball from Marlon Samuels

10.1

Samuels to Morgan, 1 run, round the wicket, slung down on a length, goes back and chops through point to get off the mark

10.2

Samuels to Hales, no run, pushed through flat on off stump, Hales gets a low leading edge back to the bowler

10.3

Samuels to Hales, 2 runs, touch short this time, wide of the stumps and steered through gully for a couple

10.4

Samuels to Hales, 2 wides, Hales advances, fired down the leg side - that''s a wide but also a missed stumping chance, though Ramdin was unsighted and nowhere near taking it

10.4

Samuels to Morgan, 2 runs, length ball tossed up outside off, forward and then back, slaps a couple through point

10.5

Samuels to Morgan, no run, quick and flat and on off stump, blocked

10.6

Samuels to Morgan, FOUR, low full toss from Samuels, Morgan swings like Babe Ruth and slices four low past short third man on the edge of the circle

End of over 11 (11 runs) England 66/3 (114 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 12.66)
EJG Morgan    7* (4b 1x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-11-0
AD Hales    37* (30b 4x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    1-0-2-1

11.1

Gayle to Hales, no run, length ball floated up outside off, goes back and pats straight to extra-cover

11.2

Gayle to Hales, 2 runs, low full toss on leg stump, worked through midwicket and the fielder on the rope has to run round, they get two

11.3

Gayle to Hales, 1 run, tossed up outside the line of off, pushed through the covers

11.4

Gayle to Morgan, 1 run, bit of flight, on the stumps and Morgan steps out, gets to the pitch and drives through extra-cover

11.5

Gayle to Hales, 1 run, full and flat outside off, swiped low through cover-point, hit hard but straight to the man on the fence

11.6

Gayle to Morgan, 1 run, round the wicket, floated up on the stumps, Morgan reverses the hands but can't beat the infield

End of over 12 (6 runs) England 72/3 (108 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 13.50)
EJG Morgan    9* (6b 1x4)      CH Gayle    2-0-8-1
AD Hales    41* (34b 4x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    1-0-11-0

Here's Ryan Thomas, who may be clutching at straws: "Losing Bairstow is probably the best thing that could have happened for England. He faced a quarter of the deliveries and scored a 10th of the runs. Too many dots."

12.1

Samuels to Morgan, 1 run, floated up outside off, hacks to point and a misfield gives them one

12.2

Samuels to Hales, FOUR, tossed up and Hales steps out to drive punchily down the ground, it was in the air but hit flat and beats the dive of long-off

12.3

Samuels to Hales, SIX, even better this time, length ball, rocks back and smites a cross-batted six over deep midwicket, that had some gas behind it

12.4

Samuels to Hales, no run, full and pushed through outside off, punched to cover

12.5

Samuels to Hales, 2 runs, worked off the pads in front of the man at deep midwicket for a couple

12.6

Samuels to Hales, 1 run, fired in full on leg stump and dug out behind square

End of over 13 (14 runs) England 86/3 (94 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.61, RRR: 13.42)
AD Hales    54* (39b 5x4 2x6)      MN Samuels    2-0-25-0
EJG Morgan    10* (7b 1x4)      CH Gayle    2-0-8-1

Interesting - with Gayle almost through his delivery stride, he stops and makes to Mankad Morgan, who had left his crease. It turns into a comedy dance routine - doesn't it always? - and everyone smiles (except for the England players)

13.1

Gayle to Hales, 1 run, on the stumps, pushed back down the ground

13.2

Gayle to Morgan, 1 run, bit of width, slashed through point

13.3

Gayle to Hales, 1 run, wide of off stump and squirted along the ground through the covers

13.4

Gayle to Morgan, no run, full length, on the stumps, Morgan tries to clear the front foot but doesn't connect with a big swing of the bat

13.5

Gayle to Morgan, SIX, ah, that's gone, low full toss and Morgan skyscrapers it way over deep square leg with a swish of those forearms

13.6

Gayle to Morgan, 1 run, full bunger, on the stumps and worked round the corner for one

End of over 14 (10 runs) England 96/3 (84 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.85, RRR: 14.00)
EJG Morgan    18* (11b 1x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    3-0-18-1
AD Hales    56* (41b 5x4 2x6)      MN Samuels    2-0-25-0

Narine back into the attack. England are not waving but drowning

14.1

Narine to Morgan, 2 runs, flighted outside off, gets out and works a couple between long-on and deep midwicket

14.2

Narine to Morgan, 1 run, floated up and reversed to short third man

14.3

Narine to Hales, 1 wide, looped up wide of off ... too wide, as Hales reaches and misses

14.3

Narine to Hales, 2 runs, tossed up on the stumps, no pace on the ball and Hales slog-sweep loops into a gap at midwicket

14.4

Narine to Hales, 1 run, leaves the crease and pushes a single back past the bowler

14.5

Narine to Morgan, SIX, tossed up outside off, full-blooded mow and that's gooooooooooooone all the way over long-off

14.6

Narine to Morgan, 1 run, steps out again and drives a full-length ball down the ground to long-off

Well, the required rate is 14 ... and England got 14 off that over. A six an over keeps it exciting tense mildly interesting

End of over 15 (14 runs) England 110/3 (70 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.33, RRR: 14.00)
EJG Morgan    28* (15b 1x4 2x6)      SP Narine    3-0-26-0
AD Hales    59* (43b 5x4 2x6)      CH Gayle    3-0-18-1

15.1

Gayle to Morgan, 1 run, fired in, Morgan slog-scoops out towards wide long-on, it's taken on the bounce and then Hales has to scramble back after trying for a second, just making his ground as Ramdin breaks the stumps

15.2

Gayle to Hales, 1 run, pushed through, played back down the ground

15.3

Gayle to Morgan, FOUR, tossed up on the stumps and bunted out to wide long-on where Dwayne Bravo dives over the ball in a spirit of generosity

15.4

Gayle to Morgan, 1 run, tossed up outside off, goes down on one knee and swept through backward square

15.5

Gayle to Hales, 1 run, pushed through outside the line of off, goes back and slaps on to deep point

15.6

Gayle to Morgan, 1 run, top-edged but it goes over the keeper and lands between short third man and short fine leg as they converge!

Excellent stuff from Gayle, 1-27 to go with his half-century. And that's without mentioning his horsey dance

End of over 16 (9 runs) England 119/3 (61 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.43, RRR: 15.25)
EJG Morgan    35* (19b 2x4 2x6)      CH Gayle    4-0-27-1
AD Hales    61* (45b 5x4 2x6)      SP Narine    3-0-26-0

Sammy brings Rampaul back on as England enter the twilight zone

16.1

Rampaul to Morgan, 1 run, length ball, swipes across the line and manages another top-edge over the keeper for one to fine third man

16.2

Rampaul to Hales, 1 run, pitched up and clipped through square leg for another single

16.3

Rampaul to Morgan, SIX, another top edge ... but this one goes for six! He swatted across the line again and the ball ballooned all the way over fine leg

16.4

Rampaul to Morgan, 2 runs, Morgan gets hold of this one too, hoicking the ball high into the sky on the leg side ... it looks six all the way but a fantastic leap from Andre Russell prevents six! That is astonishing, he launched himself into the air and as he flew back over the boundary rope, cushioned the ball and popped it back into play before hitting the ground. He then got back on his feet to throw the ball in!

16.5

Rampaul to Morgan, FOUR, ah, impudent stuff from Morgan, saw fine leg was up and stepped across to ramp the ball over the infield and away for four

16.6

Rampaul to Morgan, 1 run, pitched up on the stumps, punched down the ground

End of over 17 (15 runs) England 134/3 (46 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.88, RRR: 15.33)
EJG Morgan    49* (24b 3x4 3x6)      R Rampaul    3-1-21-2
AD Hales    62* (46b 5x4 2x6)      CH Gayle    4-0-27-1

We're in Mike Hussey v Pakistan in the 2010 World Twenty20 semi-final territory. Do England have a Mike Hussey? West Indies have a Sunil Narine

17.1

Narine to Morgan, 1 run, floated up on the stumps, paddled through midwicket by Morgan and that's a half-century that seems to have arrived by stealth

17.2

Narine to Hales, 2 runs, floated up, Hales advances but can only drag the ball down on to the ground through midwicket, though they get back for a second

17.3

Narine to Hales, 1 run, punched back down the ground for one

17.4

Narine to Morgan, 2 runs

17.5

Narine to Morgan, no run, reverses the grip and that's another top edge from Morgan ... and it lands safe, in the region backward point, the two fielders then colliding with each other as they rush to collect the ball!

17.6

Narine to Morgan, 1 wide, carrom ball, spears this down the leg side - wide

17.6

Narine to Morgan, no run, floated up on the stumps, Morgan swipes busily across the line but the ball merely gets trapped between his knee flap and thigh

That over has almost certainly put a cork in it for England - 39 needed off 12 balls now

End of over 18 (7 runs) England 141/3 (39 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.83, RRR: 19.50)
EJG Morgan    52* (28b 3x4 3x6)      SP Narine    4-0-33-0
AD Hales    65* (48b 5x4 2x6)      R Rampaul    3-1-21-2

"Morgan may be playing for England but definitely has an Irish luck today!" chirps Priyank.

18.1

Rampaul to Hales, 3 runs, length ball, carved away over midwicket and it looks like it's screaming to the boundary but Darren Sammy tears after it to keep the damage to three

18.2

Rampaul to Morgan, SIX, pitched up and angled across, Morgan takes a step out and opens another can of whupass on Rampaul, battering a straight hit over long-off

18.3

Rampaul to Morgan, no run, back of a length, maybe a slight change of pace and Morgan, who seemed to be expecting something else, swings across the line and misses

18.4

Rampaul to Morgan, SIX, full and straight and in the slot - that's gone miles! Morgan cleared the front leg, swung his arms through a clean slog that sails way over deep midwicket

*Gulp*

18.5

Rampaul to Morgan, 1 run, goes round the wicket now, full and wide of the stumps, dug out to mid-off and they scamper one, in fact there's a chance of an overthrow but Morgan had run on too far

18.6

Rampaul to Hales, no run, Rampaul holds his nerve, full and wide and Hales swishes airily, fails to connect and that's a precious dot

End of over 19 (16 runs) England 157/3 (23 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.26, RRR: 23.00)
AD Hales    68* (50b 5x4 2x6)      R Rampaul    4-1-37-2
EJG Morgan    65* (32b 3x4 5x6)      SP Narine    4-0-33-0

Marlon Samuels(!) is going to bowl. Hold on to your your hat...

It's come to this. England need 23 runs to pull off an extraordinary comeback from 0 for 2. Or just 22 to set up a second Super Over for the day. Who said this World T20 was boring?

19.1

Samuels to Morgan, FOUR, full length outside off and crumped down the ground, Pollard hares round from long-off but can only tip the ball further on to the rope for four

19.2

Samuels to Morgan, no run, dot ball! Full and speared into the slot, hacked back to the bowler

19.3

Samuels to Morgan, 1 run, angled across towards off stump, Morgan can't get underneath the ball and bunts a single into the off side

19.4

Samuels to Hales, OUT, got him, that will settle it! Hales advanced, Samuels fired it it full and wide, the batsman dragged his bat down but missed, was a yard or two out and Ramdin applied the coup

AD Hales st †Ramdin b Samuels 68 (80m 51b 5x4 2x6) SR: 133.33

Jos Buttler is in but England look fresh out of miracles

19.5

Samuels to Buttler, 1 run, full, flat and on the stumps, clipped through backward square leg for a solitary, sorry one

19.6

Samuels to Morgan, 1 run, pitched up again, pretty much medium pace now, dug out low to deep backward point - that's it, West Indies have won by 15 runs

11.25pm: That's us done for today [wipes sweat off brow]. George Dobell's full report will be in the slot shortly and myself and Gnasher will be back for more when England take on New Zealand on Saturday. The tournament is now motoring nicely, though I suspect it won't be an easy ride for anyone between now and Sunday week. Cheerio

11.20pm: Right, we're back out for the presentations...

England captain, Stuart Broad: "We had to regroup, obviously losing two wickets in that first over hurt us but we showed how good the wicket was. We were quite happy with our effort with the ball and I think we're disappointed not to win tonight. Eoin has been fantastic in this form of the game and he showed it again. The surface played pretty well, I think it was a batter's paradise. The bowlers kept them to a below par score so we're disappointed not to have chased that. We've got to stop losing early wickets because it's hurting us."

West Indies captain, Darren Sammy: "We backed ourselves to set a target and Chris and Charles got us going well. It's good to see the way Johnson Charles played, he stared off slow but he constructed an important innings. With Narine, Samuel, Chris, we decided to maximise out spinners against England and it worked out."

Johnson Charles is named as Man of the Match: "It feels very good, coming up here we want to win the tournament. It feels very good because it's my first one. On this pitch, if you bowl straight on a back of a length it is hard to score - Steve Finn is a tall man, hard to hit. It's just a matter of staying in the crease and scoring the runs."

11.15pm: So, West Indies record their first win of the tournament, though England will rue a slow start with both ball and bat that left them with too much to do. Samuels showed moxy after being hit for four off the first ball of the final over but in the end Eoin Morgan's box of fireworks wasn't quite big enough. Still, we were after a bit of tension from this tournament and today's games have provided it; let's hope the Super Eights continue to live up to their underpants-on-the-outside billing from here on in.

End of over 20 (7 runs) England 164/4 (16 runs required)
EJG Morgan    71* (36b 4x4 5x6)      MN Samuels    3-0-32-1
JC Buttler    1* (1b)      R Rampaul    4-1-37-2
Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
West Indies won by 36 runs
Australia v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
West Indies won by 74 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
India won by 1 run
Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
Pakistan won by 32 runs
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Sep 27, 2012

Chris Gayle's celebratory dance having caught Luke Wright at slip, England v West Indies, World Twenty20 2012, Super Eights, Pallekele, September 27, 2012

Chris Gayle's celebratory dance having caught Luke Wright at slip

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Sep 27, 2012

Eoin Morgan finished unbeaten on 71 from 36 balls, England v West Indies, World Twenty20 2012, Super Eights, Pallekele, September 27, 2012

Eoin Morgan finished unbeaten on 71 from 36 balls

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