ICC Champions Trophy, 2006/07 / Commentary

ICC Champions Trophy - 17th match, Group A

England v West Indies

England won by 3 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of this Champions Trophy match between England and West Indies at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera. I'm Jamie Alter, and in the company of Sriram Veera, will be bringing you the action as it unfolds.

The news from the middle is that Brian Lara has won the toss and decided to have a bat.

The West Indies have dropped Dwayne Smith and Ian Bradshaw in place of Fidel Edwards and Corey Collymore, who has returned from the US after the birth of his daughter. England have dropped Steve Harmison for Jon Lewis.

The scenario: The West Indies, defending champions of this tournament, are through to the last four. Their three-wicket victory over India on Thursday ended England's slim chances of reaching the semi-finals. England dropped both their prior matches, against India and Australia, to continue a poor ODI run of nine defeats in 12 matches. In short, its all about continuity of form for West Indies and pride for England.

The pitch: This track is not an out-and-out belter, but it has no devils in it either. There have been little complaints about it. The outfield looks good, and there's a tinge of grass on the surface.

What the captains had to say:

Andrew Flintoff: There's some good news for England fans. Freddie's suggested that he's set to return to bowling again for the first time since he suffered an ankle injury. "I have bowled in the nets over the past two weeks or so, and the ankle has responded well to it. I have just done 15-20 minutes, and if I don't react to anything and I am fine, the chances are I will bowl."

Brian Lara: Despite having already sealed a place in the semi-finals with impressive victories against Australia and India, Lara insisted that there would be no complacency from West Indies. "I think we've got the batting line-up that we want, and what we need now is to continue winning games and seeing the likes of [Chris] Gayle, or maybe [Shivnarine] Chanderpaul, getting another hundred. The necessity is to win."

The umpires, that Aussie duo of Daryl Harper and Simon Taufel, are out in the middle. Behind them come Flintoff and his boys, and the West Indian openers, Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who are actually lazily strolling out from the pavilion.

Flintoff's setting his field; a slip, three men on the offside, two sweepers in the deep. It'll be James Anderson to start proceedings with the new ball.

Here we go!

0.1

Anderson to Gayle, no run, full and swinging away from outside off stump, left alone

0.2

Anderson to Gayle, no run, closer to off stump, but enough swing and width for Gayle to shoulder arms

0.3

Anderson to Gayle, no run, better, a straighter one that lands on the seam, Gayle knows where his off stump is and brings the bat down nice and straight in defence

0.4

Anderson to Gayle, 1 run, not as good, pitches on leg stump and Gayle easily turns that down to backward square leg for one, West Indies on the board

0.5

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, fuller on off stump, Chanderpaul comes forward and defends, gets an inside edge to the onside, but no chance of a run as the fielder swoops in

0.6

Anderson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, this one's straigher and Chanderpaul turns that past square leg for one to end the over and keep strike

End of over 1 (2 runs) West Indies 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
S Chanderpaul    1* (2b)      JM Anderson    1-0-2-0
CH Gayle    1* (4b)     

Two slips in place now as Jon Lewis comes on to bowl.

1.1

Lewis to Chanderpaul, 1 run, an attempted yorker on off stump, Chanderpaul tries to drive and gets an inside edge down to fine leg

1.2

Lewis to Gayle, 2 runs

1.3

Lewis to Gayle, 2 runs, half-volley on off stump, easily flicked through square leg, but some poor running gets them just two, there was a third run for the taking

1.4

Lewis to Gayle, FOUR, another half-volley on the stumps and its caressed past mid-on for four, top shot

1.5

Lewis to Gayle, no run, fuller outside off stump, some swing there as Gayle shoulders arms

1.6

Lewis to Gayle, no run, full outside off stump, Gayle drives that hard to mid-off, who fumbles the stop

End of over 2 (9 runs) West Indies 11/0 (RR: 5.50)
CH Gayle    9* (9b 1x4)      J Lewis    1-0-9-0
S Chanderpaul    2* (3b)      JM Anderson    1-0-2-0

2.1

Anderson to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, full outside off stump, Chanderpaul walks into his drive and times that well past Sajid Mahmood at mid-off, the ball slows up near the ropes and Mahmood drives and throws the ball back in, again some lazy running gets them just two runs

2.2

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, full on leg stump, he looks to flick but gets an inside edge

2.3

Anderson to Chanderpaul, FOUR, another sumptious halfvolley on middle and leg and its easily flicked past square leg for four, too full and too straight is this bowling

2.4

Anderson to Chanderpaul, FOUR, oh ho, again he serves up a nice halfvolley on middle and leg, and Chanderpaul just caresses that between midwicket and square leg for four more

2.5

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, better, not as full and on off stump, defended back to the bowler

2.6

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, this one swings away from outside off stump and Chanders lets it through, yeah, I've taken enough runs from this over, he reckons

End of over 3 (10 runs) West Indies 21/0 (RR: 7.00)
S Chanderpaul    12* (9b 2x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-12-0
CH Gayle    9* (9b 1x4)      J Lewis    1-0-9-0

3.1

Lewis to Gayle, no run, good ball, lands on the seam outside off stump and shapes in, but Gayle shoulders arms and allows it to pass

3.2

Lewis to Gayle, 1 run, lands on that spot and moves in, Gayle opens the face and runs that past gully for one

3.3

Lewis to Chanderpaul, no run, a tad slower, theres that swing again, fuller on off stump and Chanderpul defends to mid-off

3.4

Lewis to Chanderpaul, no run, good ball, some lift too as Lewis gets this cutter to hit the same and leave him, beats him by a long way

3.5

Lewis to Chanderpaul, 1 wide, and then the man goes and does this, a rank ball well wide of the pads, geez

3.5

Lewis to Chanderpaul, no run, thats the way, fullish outside off stump and Chanderpaul is forced to defend to point

3.6

Lewis to Chanderpaul, no run, good length on the stumps, turned to midwicket

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End of over 4 (2 runs) West Indies 23/0 (RR: 5.75)
S Chanderpaul    12* (13b 2x4)      J Lewis    2-0-11-0
CH Gayle    10* (11b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-12-0

4.1

Anderson to Gayle, no run, lands outside off stump and seams away but its easily negotiated by Gayle

4.2

Anderson to Gayle, no run, lands on a good length and moves away a tad, Gayle stands and gets behind it in a hurry

4.3

Anderson to Gayle, no run, moves more towards middle and off and gets it to move again, Gayle hops and defends to midwicket

4.4

Anderson to Gayle, no run, straighter delivery on the stumps, Gayle defends with a full face of the bat, well bowled

4.5

Anderson to Gayle, 1 run, lands on middle and leg and rises, Gayle's caught between leaving and pulling, ball thuds into his bat and runs fine

4.6

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, a tad shorter and Chanderpaul mistimes the pull, it pops up in the air but a diving Ian Bell at short midwicket cant latch onto it diving hard to his right

End of over 5 (1 run) West Indies 24/0 (RR: 4.80)
S Chanderpaul    12* (14b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-13-0
CH Gayle    11* (16b 1x4)      J Lewis    2-0-11-0

5.1

Lewis to Gayle, no run, short and wide and its crunched hard but Collingwood at backward point pulls off a fine save diving to his left

5.2

Lewis to Gayle, no run, straighter on the stumps and Gayle stands and defends back to him

5.3

Lewis to Gayle, no run, lands on off stump, he defends and gets an inside edge

5.4

Lewis to Gayle, no run, lands outside off stumps and seams away, Gayle is beaten

5.5

Lewis to Gayle, FOUR, short of a good length outside off stump, Gayle stands and drives through the line, times that well past mid-off and picks up four

5.6

Lewis to Gayle, no run, fuller outside off and swings in, Gayle drives but gets beaten, Read behind the stumps dives well to his right and counters the swing to collect it

End of over 6 (4 runs) West Indies 28/0 (RR: 4.66)
CH Gayle    15* (22b 2x4)      J Lewis    3-0-15-0
S Chanderpaul    12* (14b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-13-0

6.1

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, lands outside off and Chanderpaul looks to run that fine, but finds a diving Collingwood at backward point again

6.2

Anderson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, a tad fuller on this occasion and its squeezed past gully for one this time, well placed

Just one slip in place now

6.3

Anderson to Gayle, 2 runs, a fraction short, not a half-tracker by any means but Gayle thumps that past cover and mid-off, not well timed and the fielder hauls it in

6.4

Anderson to Gayle, no run, fuller and with some swing, he drives but straight to cover-point

6.5

Anderson to Gayle, FOUR, he opts for a bouncer, but at that pace it just stands up outside off and he stands up as well and swats that through square leg for four

6.6

Anderson to Gayle, no run, changes his length and pace now, fuller and slower on off and its turned to midwicket

End of over 7 (7 runs) West Indies 35/0 (RR: 5.00)
CH Gayle    21* (26b 3x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-20-0
S Chanderpaul    13* (16b 2x4)      J Lewis    3-0-15-0

7.1

Lewis to Chanderpaul, no run, full outside off stump, defended

7.2

Lewis to Chanderpaul, no run, lands outside off stump and seams away, left alone and Read collects

7.3

Lewis to Chanderpaul, no run

7.4

Lewis to Chanderpaul, no run, full on the stumps and Chanderpaul defends in typical awkward style

7.5

Lewis to Chanderpaul, no run, full and moving across him, Chanderpaul gets on top of it and defends with a straight bat

7.6

Lewis to Chanderpaul, OUT, gone! Lands around off stump and moves in, draws Chanderpaul into a shuffle and he falls over as he goes for his shot, misses everything and gets rapped on the pads in front of middle stump, all appeal and Harper raises his finger after a thought, wicket maiden for Lewis

S Chanderpaul lbw b Lewis 13 (31m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 59.09

End of over 8 (wicket maiden) West Indies 35/1 (RR: 4.37)
     J Lewis    4-1-15-1
CH Gayle    21* (26b 3x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-20-0

Dwayne Bravo's the new man in after England's breakthrough

8.1

Anderson to Gayle, no run, tucks him up with one that moves in from off stump but he's quick to turn that past square leg

8.2

Anderson to Gayle, no run, full and seaming away, left alone

8.3

Anderson to Gayle, 1 run, fuller on the stumps, worked to Flintoff's left at mid-on, he moves quickly and stops it

8.4

Anderson to Bravo, no run, good length on off stump, Bravo quickly into his defense, ball rolls to point

8.5

Anderson to Bravo, no run, straight delivery on a good length, Bravo stands and presents a full face of the bat as he defends off the backfoot

8.6

Anderson to Bravo, 1 wide, way outside off stump and lifting, Bravo chases it but cant reach it, wide called

8.6

Anderson to Bravo, FOUR, moves across him from a good length, Bravo's quickly into position and works that off his hips past square leg and even a running fine leg cant prevent the four, well played

End of over 9 (6 runs) West Indies 41/1 (RR: 4.55)
DJ Bravo    4* (3b 1x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-26-0
CH Gayle    22* (29b 3x4)      J Lewis    4-1-15-1

9.1

Lewis to Gayle, no run, fullish on middle and leg, Gayle looks to flick that but cant time it, inside edge onto the pads

9.2

Lewis to Gayle, no run, straighter and not as full, Gayle stands and defends back to Lewis, he's trying to temper himself here

9.3

Lewis to Gayle, FOUR, and if he plays shots like that, it works for him! A fullish ball outside off and his bat comes down in a smooth action and he drives past mid-off for four

9.4

Lewis to Gayle, no run, fullish again but he drives to cover this time

9.5

Lewis to Gayle, no run, slightly shorter this time and Gayle drives that to Mahmood at mid-off

9.6

Lewis to Gayle, no run, identical delivery, this time he stands tall and looks to crunch that past cover but can only find the fielder there, who takes it on the bounce, was struck hard but into the ground

End of over 10 (4 runs) West Indies 45/1 (RR: 4.50)
CH Gayle    26* (35b 4x4)      J Lewis    5-1-19-1
DJ Bravo    4* (3b 1x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-26-0

Here we have it! Flintoff comes on to bowl for the first time since April. Taufel signals the second PowerPlay.

10.1

Flintoff to Bravo, no run, he begins well, right on the button on off stump, Bravo hurries into his forward defensive

10.2

Flintoff to Bravo, FOUR

10.3

Flintoff to Bravo, 1 run, lands on the stumps and moves into him, worked to mid-on for a quick run

10.4

Flintoff to Gayle, no run, slower but fuller outside off stump, left alone by Gayle

10.5

Flintoff to Gayle, no run, full outside off stump, Gayle drives but gets an inside edge to square leg

10.6

Flintoff to Gayle, no run, straigter on the stumps, Flintoff puts a little more effort into it, Gayle stands and defends to cover

End of over 11 (5 runs) West Indies 50/1 (RR: 4.54)
CH Gayle    26* (38b 4x4)      A Flintoff    1-0-5-0
DJ Bravo    9* (6b 2x4)      J Lewis    5-1-19-1

11.1

Lewis to Bravo, no run, straight on a good length, an impressive line being adhered to by Lewis, and Bravo stands and defends back to him

11.2

Lewis to Bravo, no run, more of an off stump line, no movement, and again Bravo defends again

11.3

Lewis to Bravo, no run, fuller on this occasion and Bravo drives well to mid-off for a quick single

11.4

Lewis to Bravo, no run, fraction shorter outside off but still nice and straight, Bravo drives to cover

11.5

Lewis to Bravo, no run, good ball outside off again, Bravo comes forward and defends

11.6

Lewis to Bravo, FOUR, lands one on middle and leg and its well worked past midwicket and mid-on for four, top shot, ball speeds away along the turf

End of over 12 (4 runs) West Indies 54/1 (RR: 4.50)
DJ Bravo    13* (12b 3x4)      J Lewis    6-1-23-1
CH Gayle    26* (38b 4x4)      A Flintoff    1-0-5-0

12.1

Flintoff to Gayle, 1 leg bye, lands on leg stump, Gayle tries to tuck that around the corner but doesnt time it well, Read collects moving to his right but cant stop the single

12.2

Flintoff to Bravo, no run, hops up from a good length outside off stump, Bravo too gets up and defends

12.3

Flintoff to Bravo, no run, much wider this time and Bravo judges it, gets a stride forward and shoulders arms, classic Test-match scene that

12.4

Flintoff to Bravo, no run, lands outside off and moves into him, Bravo forward and defends, but theres two sounds there, inside edge it is

12.5

Flintoff to Bravo, no run, great ball, full outside off stump and good seam movement away, catches Bravo on the move as he drives and gets beaten, his feet were way off balance

12.6

Flintoff to Bravo, 1 wide, thats too full and its called wide

12.6

Flintoff to Bravo, FOUR, and this one swings down leg, Bravo flicks, gets bat to it but a diving Read cant get glove on it, well timed and Bravo's got four more to his name

End of over 13 (6 runs) West Indies 60/1 (RR: 4.61)
DJ Bravo    17* (17b 4x4)      A Flintoff    2-0-10-0
CH Gayle    26* (39b 4x4)      J Lewis    6-1-23-1

Flintoff thought Read could have gotten to that one

13.1

Lewis to Gayle, no run, dead straight and well played by Gayle

13.2

Lewis to Gayle, no run, again, right on the stumps and Gayle can only stand and work that straight to midwicket

13.3

Lewis to Gayle, no run, good length outside off stump, defended to cover

a rather reserved Gayle here today against a very disciplined Lewis

Read standing up to the stumps now

13.4

Lewis to Gayle, no run, good ball lands on middle and off and moves, Gayle forward in his defence

13.5

Lewis to Gayle, no run, good length ball on the stumps once more, and Gayle defends to cover, another dot ball from Lewis

13.6

Lewis to Gayle, FOUR, nope, this wont be another maiden as Lewis goes off line, lands one on leg stump and Gayle turns that past backward square leg, well timed and he gets four

End of over 14 (4 runs) West Indies 64/1 (RR: 4.57)
CH Gayle    30* (45b 5x4)      J Lewis    7-1-27-1
DJ Bravo    17* (17b 4x4)      A Flintoff    2-0-10-0

14.1

Flintoff to Bravo, no run, good ball outside off stump, Bravo comes forward and defends, the inside edge rolls quite close to off stump after popping up, Bravo had no idea, smiles from Flintoff

14.2

Flintoff to Bravo, no run, lands outside off and moves in again, Bravo defends but the ball pops up off the pads this time

14.3

Flintoff to Bravo, 1 run, full again, this time Bravo times the drive well and gets one to mid-off, where Mahmood gets down very quickly and saves run, fires in a quick throw to boot

14.4

Flintoff to Gayle, FOUR, full outside off, but Gayle stands up and smothers that between Flintoff and mid-off, who gets a hand to it, but even the half-stop cant slow the ball down enough, well struck by the big man

Flintoff moves around the wicket now

14.5

Flintoff to Gayle, 1 run, again full outside off stump and Gayle drives to mid-off, calls for the quick single and gets it, good call

14.6

Flintoff to Bravo, no run, stands up from outside off stump, Bravo too stands and drives off the backfoot to cover

End of over 15 (6 runs) West Indies 70/1 (RR: 4.66)
DJ Bravo    18* (21b 4x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-16-0
CH Gayle    35* (47b 6x4)      J Lewis    7-1-27-1

Harper signals the final PowerPlay

15.1

Lewis to Gayle, no run, a fraction short outside off stump, Gayle stands and smacks that to Pietersen at cover on the bounce

15.2

Lewis to Gayle, 1 run, full on the stumps, Gayle drives and gets an outside edge that flies down to third man

Flintoff and Lewis having a chat, captain moving third man a wee bit squarer

15.3

Lewis to Bravo, FOUR, full on the pads, Bravo picks that up in flash and lifts that over the onside for four, easy pickings for him

15.4

Lewis to Bravo, no run, slower and straighter, Bravo defends stoically

15.5

Lewis to Bravo, no run, this one stands up from outside off stump, Bravo goes for an upper cut but misses, good take from Read standing behind the stumps

15.6

Lewis to Bravo, no run, good length on off stump and Bravo defends back to Lewis

End of over 16 (5 runs) West Indies 75/1 (RR: 4.68)
DJ Bravo    22* (25b 5x4)      J Lewis    8-1-32-1
CH Gayle    36* (49b 6x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-16-0

Change in bowling: Flintoff figures his three overs for 16 doesnt cop it, and opts for Sajid Mahmood.

16.1

Mahmood to Gayle, 2 wides, bad ball first-up, wide down the legside, good stop by Read

16.1

Mahmood to Bravo, no run, wide of off stump, left alone

16.2

Mahmood to Bravo, no run, wide again and he leaves it alone

16.3

Mahmood to Bravo, no run, closer to him, Bravo stands and defends to cover

16.4

Mahmood to Bravo, no run, fuller on off stump, defended to Pietersen at cover

16.5

Mahmood to Bravo, no run, strives for the yorker on off stump but Bravo's up to the task, gets the bat down in time

16.6

Mahmood to Bravo, 1 wide, moves down leg, Bravo goes for the tickle but misses, umpire raises the arms

16.6

Mahmood to Bravo, no run, good ball on off moves into him, Bravo defends to mid-on, signals for Gayle to resist the run

Drinks on for the players and umpires. I could go for something cold, in either a glass with one of those dinky little umbrellas, or a flask. Either works. Sriram will be joining me soon, then I'll go find something. Hah.

End of over 17 (3 runs) West Indies 78/1 (RR: 4.58)
DJ Bravo    22* (31b 5x4)      SI Mahmood    1-0-3-0
CH Gayle    36* (49b 6x4)      J Lewis    8-1-32-1

Right, we're back. The ground is far from full today. Not surprising. Compare the noise today to the last match played here. Lewis to continue.

17.1

Lewis to Gayle, no run, Fullish on middle and leg but Gayle cant work it away for runs

17.2

Lewis to Gayle, 1 run, short of a good length on off stump, Gayle stands and drives to Michael Yardy at mid-off

17.3

Lewis to Bravo, no run, good length ball on middle and off, Bravo hops and drives that to Yardy, who's got a nice shiner under his right eye, a result of a biff he took while fielding in practice earlier

17.4

Lewis to Bravo, no run, full and defended to the on side

17.5

Lewis to Bravo, no run, full and swinging into him, ball moves too much after pitching and raps Bravo above the knee roll as he goes for an expansive drive, but that ball would have moved down leg, the umpire reckons

17.6

Lewis to Bravo, no run, this one's got too much going for it as well, raps him on the back leg again, but Lewis' appeal is in vain as Harper says that was moving down leg again

End of over 18 (1 run) West Indies 79/1 (RR: 4.38)
DJ Bravo    22* (35b 5x4)      J Lewis    9-1-33-1
CH Gayle    37* (51b 6x4)      SI Mahmood    1-0-3-0

18.1

Mahmood to Gayle, no run, well bowled, lands outside off and shapes away from Gayle's forward prod

18.2

Mahmood to Gayle, no run, slower outside off stump, Gayle drives back to Mahmood's outstretched right hand

18.3

Mahmood to Gayle, 1 no ball, full outside off stump, Gayle drives that right to Pietersen at cover, Mahmood's clipped the nonstriker's stumps as he bowled, must have hurt his fingers a little, and he's overstepped as well

18.3

Mahmood to Gayle, 1 run, full again and its driven to mid-off

18.4

Mahmood to Bravo, FOUR, drifts onto middle and leg and Bravo whips that over the infield, ball lands near the ropes and trickles over for four

18.5

Mahmood to Bravo, 1 wide, lands on legstump and moves away, Read collects, wide called, and thats the 50-run stand between these two

18.5

Mahmood to Bravo, FOUR, and he pitches one more on leg stump, a full length too, and Bravo easily works that past mid-on for four more, top shot

18.6

Mahmood to Bravo, 2 runs, short of a good length on middle and leg, Bravo hops and turns that past a diving square leg and calls for two, he pushes for it and gets it too

End of over 19 (13 runs) West Indies 92/1 (RR: 4.84)
DJ Bravo    32* (38b 7x4)      SI Mahmood    2-0-16-0
CH Gayle    38* (55b 6x4)      J Lewis    9-1-33-1

Not much going well for Mahmood today. Here's Lewis.

19.1

Lewis to Gayle, no run, fullish on the stumps, turned to square leg

19.2

Lewis to Gayle, no run, almost! A good length outside off stump, Gayle drives hard off the backfoot but the ball lands just in front of a diving Strauss at short cover, he could have dived earlier but then thats just part of the game

19.3

Lewis to Gayle, no run, straighter on off stump and Gayle defends back to Lewis

19.4

Lewis to Gayle, no run, lands on middle and off and Gayle drives to midwicket

19.5

Lewis to Gayle, 2 runs, drifts to leg stump and Gayle drives nicely in the gap at midwicket, gets two as Dalrymple in the deep fields and returns in a quick throw

19.6

Lewis to Gayle, no run, good length on middle and off, Gayle drives back down the ground off the backfoot and Lewis gets his left hand to it, just two from the over and thats the end of is spell, a good one after he overcame his early jitters

End of over 20 (2 runs) West Indies 94/1 (RR: 4.70)
CH Gayle    40* (61b 6x4)      J Lewis    10-1-35-1
DJ Bravo    32* (38b 7x4)      SI Mahmood    2-0-16-0

Its time for some spin. Here's Yardy, left-arm orthodox.

20.1

Yardy to Bravo, no run, full outside off stump, defended

20.2

Yardy to Bravo, no run, tossed up on middle and off, driven to mid-on

20.3

Yardy to Bravo, no run, flatter outside off stump, driven to Collingwood at cover

20.4

Yardy to Bravo, no run, some air on this one, driven back down the ground, well stopped by a diving Yardy

20.5

Yardy to Bravo, no run, flatter on middle and leg, worked to the onside

20.6

Yardy to Bravo, no run, tossed up outside off, but Bravo cant time the drive well enough to beat Collingwood, and its a maiden for Yardy, good stuff

20.6

Yardy to Bravo, no run, tossed up outside off, but Bravo cant time the drive well enough to beat Collingwood, and its a maiden for Yardy, good stuff

End of over 21 (maiden) West Indies 94/1 (RR: 4.47)
DJ Bravo    32* (44b 7x4)      MH Yardy    1-1-0-0
CH Gayle    40* (61b 6x4)      J Lewis    10-1-35-1

More spin, of the right-arm offspin variation. Jamie Dalrymple on.

21.1

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended

21.2

Dalrymple to Gayle, 1 run, dropped, tossed up again, Gayle charges and lofts over mid-on, Bell at long-on runs sideways but cant judge it well, ball pops into his throat and spills out, ouch

21.3

Dalrymple to Bravo, no run, tossed up, Bravo's beaten on the drive

21.4

Dalrymple to Bravo, 1 run, full again, driven to mid-on

21.5

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, moves down leg, Gayle tries to sweep but misses, ball rolls of the pads

21.6

Dalrymple to Gayle, 1 run

End of over 22 (3 runs) West Indies 97/1 (RR: 4.40)
CH Gayle    42* (65b 6x4)      JWM Dalrymple    1-0-3-0
DJ Bravo    33* (46b 7x4)      MH Yardy    1-1-0-0

22.1

Yardy to Gayle, no run

22.2

Yardy to Gayle, 1 run

22.3

Yardy to Bravo, FOUR, flatter on the pads, Bravo advances and slams that past mid-on for four, good shot

22.4

Yardy to Bravo, FOUR, drops one short and Bravo rocks back and slams that over mid-on this time, good shot for four more

22.5

Yardy to Bravo, no run, tossed up on off, Bravo makes room and drives to point

22.6

Yardy to Bravo, no run, flatter on the stumps, defended back to Yardy, who's second over is not as good as the first

End of over 23 (9 runs) West Indies 106/1 (RR: 4.60)
DJ Bravo    41* (50b 9x4)      MH Yardy    2-1-9-0
CH Gayle    43* (67b 6x4)      JWM Dalrymple    1-0-3-0

23.1

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, speared down the pads, Gayle tries to sweep but cant time it well

23.2

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, tossed up again, driven to mid-on

23.3

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, flighted on off stump, spins away as Gayle tries a cheeky dab but mistimes it

23.4

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, tossed up on the stumps, defended

23.5

Dalrymple to Gayle, 1 run, tossed up again, but on middle and leg, worked to the onside

23.6

Dalrymple to Bravo, 3 runs, tossed up outside off stump, Bravo nicely nudges that late past Read and gets runs as third man comes across and fields

End of over 24 (4 runs) West Indies 110/1 (RR: 4.58)
DJ Bravo    44* (51b 9x4)      JWM Dalrymple    2-0-7-0
CH Gayle    44* (72b 6x4)      MH Yardy    2-1-9-0

24.1

Yardy to Bravo, no run, wide of off stump but Bravo cant time the cut well enough to beat backward point

24.2

Yardy to Bravo, no run, flatter on the stumps and its defended back to Yardy

24.3

Yardy to Bravo, no run, little more air, Bravo onto the front foot and driving to cover

24.4

Yardy to Bravo, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Bravo drives down the ground, Yardy dives to his right and gets a hand to it, ball pops out and they get one to mid-on

24.5

Yardy to Gayle, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Gayle drives but gets an inside edge

24.6

Yardy to Bravo, no run, tossed up, defended

thats it from me. Over to Sriram.

End of over 25 (2 runs) West Indies 112/1 (RR: 4.48)
DJ Bravo    45* (56b 9x4)      MH Yardy    3-1-11-0
CH Gayle    45* (73b 6x4)      JWM Dalrymple    2-0-7-0

25.1

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run

25.2

Dalrymple to Gayle, 2 runs, streaky edge through the slips. Gayle tries to work a fullish ball on the middle and leg to the on side.

25.3

Dalrymple to Gayle, 1 run, floated outside the off stump, steered to point

25.4

Dalrymple to Bravo, no run, turning in from the middle, worked to short midwicket

25.5

Dalrymple to Bravo, no run, And again. Fails to find the gap

25.6

Dalrymple to Bravo, 2 runs, really tossed that one up, bit too full however, and driven through covers

End of over 26 (5 runs) West Indies 117/1 (RR: 4.50)
DJ Bravo    47* (59b 9x4)      JWM Dalrymple    3-0-12-0
CH Gayle    48* (76b 6x4)      MH Yardy    3-1-11-0

26.1

Yardy to Gayle, 1 run, full and on the middle, driven back down the track, Yardy stretches his left boot out, deflects the ball away

26.2

Yardy to Bravo, FOUR, 3rd ODI fifty up for Bravo. Swept fine.

26.3

Yardy to Bravo, no run

26.4

Yardy to Bravo, no run, comes down the track but Yardy holds the length back and Bravo tries to turn it to on side, misses and is rapped on the pads

26.5

Yardy to Bravo, 1 run, overpitched, driven to long-off

26.6

Yardy to Gayle, no run, defended off the front foot

End of over 27 (6 runs) West Indies 123/1 (RR: 4.55)
CH Gayle    49* (78b 6x4)      MH Yardy    4-1-17-0
DJ Bravo    52* (63b 10x4)      JWM Dalrymple    3-0-12-0

27.1

Dalrymple to Bravo, no run, beaten! tossed up outside off, Bravo goes for a flamboyant square-drive but doesn't connect

27.2

Dalrymple to Bravo, no run

27.3

Dalrymple to Bravo, no run, beaten neck and crop. Well-flighted delivery, slower through the air, and Bravo is beaten in the flight and also by the lack of pace and is through his drive a bit early.

27.4

Dalrymple to Bravo, 1 run, again Bravo gets into a bit of tangle. Slightly quicker delivery on a length and Bravo goes for a drive, top-hand out of the handle, and ball goes in air and past the bowler, down to long-off

27.5

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run

27.6

Dalrymple to Gayle, 1 run, Fifty up for Gayle as well. He has been a bit circumspect in this knock.

End of over 28 (2 runs) West Indies 125/1 (RR: 4.46)
CH Gayle    50* (80b 6x4)      JWM Dalrymple    4-0-14-0
DJ Bravo    53* (67b 10x4)      MH Yardy    4-1-17-0

28.1

Yardy to Gayle, 2 runs, overpitched and driven to wide long-off

28.2

Yardy to Gayle, SIX, The imposter has left and the original is back. This was Chris Gayle that we know. Down came the front foot, down came the flashing blade and up went the ball soaring over long-on

28.3

Yardy to Gayle, FOUR, Sajid Mahmood makes a mess of a regular stop at long-on, Chris Gayle had driven a fullish ball down the ground, and gives away a boundary

28.4

Yardy to Gayle, no run

28.5

Yardy to Gayle, 2 runs, Mahmood comes into play again but this time with a neat stop. Ran to his right from long-on to stop a powerful straight drive from Gayle

28.6

Yardy to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle keeps the strike with a push towards mid-on region

End of over 29 (15 runs) West Indies 140/1 (RR: 4.82)
CH Gayle    65* (86b 7x4 1x6)      MH Yardy    5-1-32-0
DJ Bravo    53* (67b 10x4)      JWM Dalrymple    4-0-14-0

29.1

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, turner outside the offstump, left alone

29.2

Dalrymple to Gayle, 1 run, on the leg and middle, tickled around the corner

29.3

Dalrymple to Bravo, 1 run, Bravo continues to struggle against the offspinner. Tries to cut from the stumps, ends up dabbing it towards short thirdman.

29.4

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run

29.5

Dalrymple to Gayle, 1 run, floated on the off stump, driven to long-off

29.6

Dalrymple to Bravo, 1 run, leans forward to a length delivery and pushes it to long-off

End of over 30 (4 runs) West Indies 144/1 (RR: 4.80)
DJ Bravo    55* (69b 10x4)      JWM Dalrymple    5-0-18-0
CH Gayle    67* (90b 7x4 1x6)      MH Yardy    5-1-32-0

30.1

Mahmood to Bravo, no run, good cricket allround. Whiplash square-drive and it flew fast to Collingwood, at point, who makes a smart stop

30.2

Mahmood to Bravo, no run, almost a super catch by Struass at short-cover. Bravo forces one on the up, ends up slicing it a bit, and Struass threw himself forward but couldn't quite reach it

30.3

Mahmood to Bravo, 1 run, dabbed to thirdman

30.4

Mahmood to Gayle, FOUR, Predetermined assault is on. Gayle takes his front foot outside the line - places it outside the leg stump, opens up - and slaps a short-of-length delivery over midwicket

30.5

Mahmood to Gayle, 1 run

30.6

Mahmood to Bravo, 1 run, slower ball to man who bowls quite a few of them, driven to long-off

End of over 31 (7 runs) West Indies 151/1 (RR: 4.87)
DJ Bravo    57* (73b 10x4)      SI Mahmood    3-0-23-0
CH Gayle    72* (92b 8x4 1x6)      JWM Dalrymple    5-0-18-0

31.1

Dalrymple to Bravo, no run, turns from outside the off stump, turned to midwicket

31.2

Dalrymple to Bravo, no run, swept from the stumps to backward square-leg

31.3

Dalrymple to Bravo, no run, turns after landing around middle and leg, tickled to Strauss at short fineleg

31.4

Dalrymple to Bravo, no run, runs down the track but drives straight to cover. Bravo is having a few problems with the offie

31.5

Dalrymple to Bravo, 1 run, gets off the strike with a tickle to left of Strauss at short fine leg

31.6

Dalrymple to Gayle, 1 run, full and on the off, driven to long-off

End of over 32 (2 runs) West Indies 153/1 (RR: 4.78)
CH Gayle    73* (93b 8x4 1x6)      JWM Dalrymple    6-0-20-0
DJ Bravo    58* (78b 10x4)      SI Mahmood    3-0-23-0

32.1

Mahmood to Gayle, no run, whack..... Gayle drills a overpitched delivery straight to Dalyrmple at cover

32.2

Mahmood to Gayle, 1 run, attempted yorker, driven square to the sweeper cover

32.3

Mahmood to Bravo, no run, slower one, just outside the off stump, Bravo tries to push it to the off side but gets an inside edge that takes the ball to the on side. Didn't pick it early

32.4

Mahmood to Bravo, 1 run, And again. Beaten by the slower one. Full and on the legs, he ended up going through his shot a bit early and gets a leading edge which takes the ball towards mid-off

32.5

Mahmood to Gayle, 2 runs, overpitched outside off, driven powerfully to widish long-off

32.6

Mahmood to Gayle, no run, on the blockhole, defended away

End of over 33 (4 runs) West Indies 157/1 (RR: 4.75)
CH Gayle    76* (97b 8x4 1x6)      SI Mahmood    4-0-27-0
DJ Bravo    59* (80b 10x4)      JWM Dalrymple    6-0-20-0

33.1

Dalrymple to Bravo, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Bravo leans forward to drive it through extra cover

33.2

Dalrymple to Gayle, 1 run, from round the stumps to Gayle. low full-toss on the middle, no violence from Gayle, pushes it down the ground for a single

33.3

Dalrymple to Bravo, 1 run, swept from the stumps. fetches him a single

33.4

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, beaten in the flight and the inside-edge saves him from disaster. He ran down the track to loft but ended up getting an inside-edge. Read was getting all excited anticipating an stumping chance as the ball appeared to evade the flashing blade but ...

33.5

Dalrymple to Gayle, 1 run

33.6

Dalrymple to Bravo, no run, attempted sweep shot, rapped on the thigh pad. Drinks break.

End of over 34 (4 runs) West Indies 161/1 (RR: 4.73)
DJ Bravo    61* (83b 10x4)      JWM Dalrymple    7-0-24-0
CH Gayle    78* (100b 8x4 1x6)      SI Mahmood    4-0-27-0

Anderson to have a bowl

34.1

Anderson to Gayle, FOUR, Violence right after the drinks break. Overpitched outside the offstump - a gentle lossener - and crashed past cover

34.2

Anderson to Gayle, FOUR, Partly edged, partly steered through the vacant slip region. Length-delivery in the zone outside off and Gayle opened the bat-face.

34.3

Anderson to Gayle, no run

34.4

Anderson to Gayle, no run, on the leg and middle, turned to midwicket

34.5

Anderson to Gayle, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to cover. Gayle is on 86, has paced his innings pretty well.

34.6

Anderson to Gayle, 2 runs, Gayle surges on with a firm push-drive down the ground. On the middle and he off ered the full face of the bat, picked up near the ropes

End of over 35 (10 runs) West Indies 171/1 (RR: 4.88)
CH Gayle    88* (106b 10x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    6-0-36-0
DJ Bravo    61* (83b 10x4)      JWM Dalrymple    7-0-24-0

35.1

Dalrymple to Bravo, no run, Again Bravo tries to sweep, misses and is hit outside the line. He has been troubled a bit by Darylmple and has been trying to employ the sweep to get out of trouble.

35.2

Dalrymple to Bravo, 1 run, slightly shorter and cut past point

35.3

Dalrymple to Gayle, 1 run, Almost had Gayle there. Came down the track and the ball was held back a bit, he adjusted by going back and chopping it to short thirdman

35.4

Dalrymple to Bravo, 1 run, tossed up on the middle, pushed down the ground

35.5

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, defended off the front foot

35.6

Dalrymple to Gayle, 1 wide, slpping down the leg side. Maybe he expected Gayle to give him the charge

35.6

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, appeal for lbw but turned down by Harper. That came in with the arm, Gayle stretched his front foot really forward and was rapped on the pad.

End of over 36 (4 runs) West Indies 175/1 (RR: 4.86)
CH Gayle    89* (109b 10x4 1x6)      JWM Dalrymple    8-0-28-0
DJ Bravo    63* (86b 10x4)      JM Anderson    6-0-36-0

36.1

Anderson to Bravo, 2 runs, on the hips, whipped past square-leg

36.2

Anderson to Bravo, no run, driven straight down the track, the ball made contact with bottom-half of the bat and hence couldn't gain any velocity

36.3

Anderson to Bravo, no run

36.4

Anderson to Bravo, no run, attempted yorker, dug out towards short midwicket

mid-on goes back to the boundary

36.5

Anderson to Bravo, 1 run, on the middle and leg, full in length, turned towards square-leg

36.6

Anderson to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle retains the strike with a push to left of point. Collingwood moves across to make the stop.

End of over 37 (4 runs) West Indies 179/1 (RR: 4.83)
CH Gayle    90* (110b 10x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    7-0-40-0
DJ Bravo    66* (91b 10x4)      JWM Dalrymple    8-0-28-0

37.1

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, Gayle tries to sweep but doesn't connect, ball rolls off the pads

37.2

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, on the leg stump line, turning in a bit, Gayle takes it on his front pad as he stretches forward in defense

37.3

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, oh ho! a reverse sweep! But hit straight to Mahmood at short thirdman

37.4

Dalrymple to Gayle, 1 run, on the middle and leg, coming in with the angle - he is bowling from round the stumps - pushed down the ground

37.5

Dalrymple to Bravo, FOUR, Lovely whiplash-squaredrive. Slightly short and outside off, sliced past point

37.6

Dalrymple to Bravo, 1 run, fuller this time, driven down the ground

End of over 38 (6 runs) West Indies 185/1 (RR: 4.86)
DJ Bravo    71* (93b 11x4)      JWM Dalrymple    9-0-34-0
CH Gayle    91* (114b 10x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    7-0-40-0

38.1

Anderson to Bravo, 1 run, The charge is truly on. Bravo backed away and drilled a straightish ball on the stumps but can't beat cover

38.2

Anderson to Gayle, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, full in length, driven straight to long-on

38.3

Anderson to Gayle, 1 run, this time to long-off, singles coming easily

38.4

Anderson to Bravo, 1 run, Pushed to left of mid-on and they jog through for a single

38.5

Anderson to Gayle, 1 run, on a driveable length around the leg and middle, pushed down the ground. Looks like he will explode after he reaches his century, till then he intends to deal in singles

38.6

Anderson to Bravo, no run, attempted yorker, Bravo tries to flick, is rapped on the pads

End of over 39 (6 runs) West Indies 191/1 (RR: 4.89)
DJ Bravo    73* (96b 11x4)      JM Anderson    8-0-46-0
CH Gayle    95* (117b 10x4 1x6)      JWM Dalrymple    9-0-34-0

39.1

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, leans forward to smother the spin. Dead-bat. 100 is near Sir!&

39.2

Dalrymple to Gayle, 1 run, pushes past midwicket and gets a single. Over to Bravo

39.3

Dalrymple to Bravo, SIX, Wah! he dances down the track and whips it over deep midwicket. Bottom-hand powered shot.

39.4

Dalrymple to Bravo, no run, Read, usually such a good wicketkeeper, makes a mess of a easy stumping chance. Bravo had shooted forward and past the turning ball, all Read had to do was gather and whip the bails off but didn't gather it cleanly. It bounds off his gloves and rolls on to the stumps but by then Bravo had made his ground

39.5

Dalrymple to Bravo, 1 run

39.6

Dalrymple to Gayle, no run, driven straight back down the track, bowler makes a good tumbling stop

End of over 40 (8 runs) West Indies 199/1 (RR: 4.97)
CH Gayle    96* (120b 10x4 1x6)      JWM Dalrymple    10-0-42-0
DJ Bravo    80* (99b 11x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    8-0-46-0

40.1

Collingwood to Bravo, no run, short and wide, cut straight to point

40.2

Collingwood to Bravo, 1 run, on the off stump line, pushed to long-on. 200 is up and Gayle is on strike

40.3

Collingwood to Gayle, no run, Gayle continues to display his patience. Pats back a length-delivery back to the bowler

40.4

Collingwood to Gayle, 1 run, pushes to mid-off and inches further close to the 100-run mark

40.5

Collingwood to Bravo, 1 run, Bravo brings Gayle back on strike with a forcing shot off back foot, out to deep cover

40.6

Collingwood to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle moves to 98 as he works a low dipping full-toss on his boots past midwicket

End of over 41 (4 runs) West Indies 203/1 (RR: 4.95)
CH Gayle    98* (123b 10x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    1-0-4-0
DJ Bravo    82* (102b 11x4 1x6)      JWM Dalrymple    10-0-42-0

41.1

Flintoff to Gayle, no run, Flintoff comes back to have one final stab at Gayle before he gets his hundred. In the zone outside off, left alone

41.2

Flintoff to Gayle, 1 run, moves to 99 with a nudge towards extra cover

41.3

Flintoff to Bravo, 1 run, dab to thirdman brings Gayle back on strike. Just one run short of the century

41.4

Flintoff to Gayle, no run, Pushes a length-delivery on the middle to the off side, Bravo is ready to run, Gayle sends him back

41.5

Flintoff to Gayle, 1 run, That's it, Gayle's 100 is up. Flintoff gifts him a full-toss on the off, eased past cover. This is his 14th ODI hundred, second against England and second in this tournament

41.6

Flintoff to Bravo, 2 runs

End of over 42 (5 runs) West Indies 208/1 (RR: 4.95)
DJ Bravo    85* (104b 11x4 1x6)      A Flintoff    4-0-21-0
CH Gayle    100* (127b 10x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    1-0-4-0

42.1

Collingwood to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle gets ready to explode after his century. Goes for a heave across, but gets an inside edge

42.2

Collingwood to Bravo, no run, another inside edge as Bravo tries to drive on the up

42.3

Collingwood to Bravo, OUT, Anticlimax. Gayle has been run out before he could indulge himself. Bravo set off after pushing a length-delivery towards extra cover, Gayle hesitated initially before responding but couldn't beat the throw from Flintoff

CH Gayle run out 101 (177m 128b 10x4 1x6) SR: 78.90

42.4

Collingwood to Sarwan, no run, Sarwan is beaten first ball as he tries to dab a delivery hovering around the offstump.

42.5

Collingwood to Sarwan, no run

42.6

Collingwood to Sarwan, FOUR, fine-leg was brought up and what does Collingwood do? giftwraps a delivery on the legs, accepted by Sarwan.

End of over 43 (5 runs) West Indies 213/2 (RR: 4.95)
RR Sarwan    4* (3b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    2-0-9-0
DJ Bravo    85* (106b 11x4 1x6)      A Flintoff    4-0-21-0

43.1

Flintoff to Bravo, 2 runs, almost took Flintoff's head off with a airy drive. Flintoff palmed it off to save himself from injury

43.2

Flintoff to Bravo, 2 runs

43.3

Flintoff to Bravo, no run

43.4

Flintoff to Bravo, 1 run, slightly slower on the off, dabbed to thirdman

43.5

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, Sarwan charges, makes contact , but drives straight to Flintoff

43.6

Flintoff to Sarwan, 1 run, full and on the off, shovelled away towards cover

End of over 44 (6 runs) West Indies 219/2 (RR: 4.97)
RR Sarwan    5* (5b 1x4)      A Flintoff    5-0-27-0
DJ Bravo    90* (110b 11x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    2-0-9-0

44.1

Collingwood to Sarwan, no run, beaten outside off. Played inside the line of a leg cutter.

44.2

Collingwood to Sarwan, 1 run, backs away to drill a fullish ball past the bowler

44.3

Collingwood to Bravo, 1 run, full, drifts in towards the leg stump, flicked to midwicket

44.4

Collingwood to Sarwan, SIX, going going gone....... Yeah.. Bill Lawry's trademark comment would have fitted perfectly. Sarwan backed away and sent a slower delivery soaring over long-off.

44.5

Collingwood to Sarwan, 1 run, driven past cover

44.6

Collingwood to Bravo, 1 run, attempted yorker turns into a low full-toss, driven down the ground

End of over 45 (10 runs) West Indies 229/2 (RR: 5.08)
DJ Bravo    92* (112b 11x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    3-0-19-0
RR Sarwan    13* (9b 1x4 1x6)      A Flintoff    5-0-27-0

45.1

Mahmood to Bravo, 1 wide

The fine-leg is up.

45.1

Mahmood to Bravo, 1 run, attempts a yorker, ends up as a full-toss, Bravo pushes it down the ground. Hint of late in swing.

45.2

Mahmood to Sarwan, 1 run, almost in the blockhole, dug out to extra cover and they dash across for a single

45.3

Mahmood to Bravo, 1 run, slower one on the off stump line, steered to right of point

45.4

Mahmood to Sarwan, 1 run, backs away to slap a low full-toss to long-off

45.5

Mahmood to Bravo, 2 runs, slower one and driven to long-off and they run hard to complete the second run

45.6

Mahmood to Bravo, no run, bumper to finish off the over. Bravo pulls out of an intended pull shot.

End of over 46 (7 runs) West Indies 236/2 (RR: 5.13)
DJ Bravo    96* (116b 11x4 1x6)      SI Mahmood    5-0-34-0
RR Sarwan    15* (11b 1x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    3-0-19-0

Anderson to have a bowl. West Indies really need to push on here, haven't really got away in the last ten overs.

46.1

Anderson to Sarwan, FOUR, Unlucky Anderson. He saw Sarwan backing away outside the legstump, fired in a yorker that bounded off the boot , to the right of Read, down to thirdman region! Given a four, but I think it went off the boot

46.2

Anderson to Sarwan, FOUR, Slips in a slow full toss, biffed past square-leg

46.3

Anderson to Sarwan, 1 run

46.4

Anderson to Bravo, FOUR, another yorker goes awry and flicked away past square-leg. As easy as it gets. Lovely knock from Bravo.

46.5

Anderson to Bravo, FOUR, And again. Just short of blockhole, gives Bravo the room to get his bat under it and he powers it straight down the ground

46.6

Anderson to Bravo, no run

End of over 47 (17 runs) West Indies 253/2 (RR: 5.38)
DJ Bravo    104* (119b 13x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    9-0-63-0
RR Sarwan    24* (14b 3x4 1x6)      SI Mahmood    5-0-34-0

47.1

Mahmood to Sarwan, 2 runs, full and on the middle, Sarwan, again, backs away to slash it to deep cover.

47.2

Mahmood to Sarwan, no run, slower delivery this time. Sarwan tries to dab it to thirdman, doesn't connect

47.3

Mahmood to Sarwan, 2 runs, dropped! Sarwan backs outside the leg stump and scoops an intended-lofted shot but Yardy at mid-off couldn't hold on to the skier. He ran a few yards to his right.

47.4

Mahmood to Sarwan, 1 run

47.5

Mahmood to Bravo, 1 run

47.6

Mahmood to Sarwan, OUT, Sarwan's nice little cameo ends. Drilled straight to Collingwood at long-on.

RR Sarwan c Collingwood b Mahmood 29 (25m 19b 3x4 1x6) SR: 152.63

End of over 48 (6 runs) West Indies 259/3 (RR: 5.39)
     SI Mahmood    6-0-40-1
DJ Bravo    105* (120b 13x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    9-0-63-0

The sparse crowd erupt as they see Brian Charles Lara walk in

48.1

Anderson to Lara, 1 run, Pushed full and across, outside the off stump, Lara tries to slice it away, doesn't connect well

48.2

Anderson to Bravo, 1 run, full and driven past cover

48.3

Anderson to Lara, 1 run, Lara backs away to push a length-delivery on the offstump past cover point

48.4

Anderson to Bravo, 1 run, Bravo goes for a pull, doesn't connect well and the ball rolls past square-leg

48.5

Anderson to Lara, 1 run, Again Lara backs away, again Anderson pushes one full and across, Lara reaches out to slice it to deep point

48.6

Anderson to Bravo, FOUR, top-edges a pull shot over the 'keeper's head. Short and rising, Bravo tries to murder it over square-leg, it flies over Read

End of over 49 (9 runs) West Indies 268/3 (RR: 5.46)
DJ Bravo    111* (123b 14x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    10-0-72-0
BC Lara    3* (3b)      SI Mahmood    6-0-40-1

49.1

Mahmood to Lara, no run, Yorker-length delivery outside off stump beats an intened-slice shot.

49.2

Mahmood to Lara, no run, cough cough.. Lara plays a ugly shot. Sorry ... that's true. He moves outside legstump and goes for one ugly hoick across the line but doesn't connect

49.3

Mahmood to Lara, OUT, Lovely slower delivery gets rid of Lara. Again he backed away and tried to drill a fullish ball down the ground but is beaten by the change of pace

BC Lara b Mahmood 3 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

49.4

Mahmood to Samuels, 1 run, full, fast and straight. Samuels shuffles across, tickles it to short fine-leg

49.5

Mahmood to Bravo, 1 run, Strangely Bravo doesn't go for a slog. Pushes a length-delivery to the on side for a single. Hmmm ...

49.6

Mahmood to Samuels, 2 runs, almost in the blockhole, shovelled past midwicket.

West Indies end up with a healthy 272. Although, I suspect, they would be slightly disappointed not to have taken full toll of the Gayle-Bravo partnership. The anticipated fireworks in the end-overs never came. But er ... 272 is quite a good score and will test England. Can England leave India with a consolation win? Join us after the break to find out. Jamie will start the proceedings.

End of over 50 (4 runs) West Indies 272/4
MN Samuels    3* (2b)      SI Mahmood    7-0-44-2
DJ Bravo    112* (124b 14x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    10-0-72-0
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Oct 28, 2006

Kevin Pietersen's blistering 90 upstaged Chris Gayle's century, 17th match, Champions Trophy, Ahmedabad, October 28, 2006

Kevin Pietersen's blistering 90 upstaged Chris Gayle's century

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Kevin Pietersen launches one over the off side, 17th match, Champions Trophy, Ahmedabad, October 28, 2006

Kevin Pietersen launches one over the off side

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