Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

EJG Morgan
107(116) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 4 0 0 6 3 3 5
JN Mohammed
72(91) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 10 1 0 4 1

Best performances - Bowlers

LE Plunkett
O8.2
M1
R40
W4
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AR Nurse
O10.0
M0
R57
W2
Eco5.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
143dThe Report by George Dobell

Morgan ton, seamers seal England win

A mature century from Eoin Morgan helped England to what may well prove a daunting total in the first ODI of the series against West Indies in Antigua

Commentary

5.52pm So, that's it for now from Antigua. Have a read of George Dobell's match report, and join Alan and myself again on Sunday for the second match of this three-game series. Thanks for the feedback, sorry I couldn't count them all! Good night.

5.47pm Mayfield and Gravy have been invited to do the presentations! Meanwhile, here's Jason Holder: "Quite a few soft dismissals, if we'd taken our chances we'd have been better off. We dropped Eoin Morgan early on, but this is a ground where you can make ground back up. Jason and Jonathan got us a good partnership that gave us a chance to launch. It's a matter of going into the next game full of confidence."

Sure enough, Eoin Morgan is Man of the Match. "I've enjoyed my cricket more so since before Christmas, some runs in the Big Bash and continued it into India. Enjoyed some luck early on, but made the most of it."

"What's pleased me most is we produced everything we talked about before the series. It's set a high benchmark for the rest of the series."

5.34pm So, England are victorious by 45 runs in what was a more spirited West Indies chase than might have been predicted at 108 for 4 at the halfway mark. Jason Mohammed's 72 led the resistance with Jonathan Carter also chiming in with a half-century. But England's seamers found the right methods for a sluggish surface, with Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett starring with four apiece. But the man of the match, surely, will be England's captain, Eoin Morgan, who paced his own performance and that of his team with a terrifically patient hundred. Back in a mo for the presentations.

Pizzazz: "Shoutout to Kapil who at the end of the first innings called it: "England have scored at least 45 too many to make it interesting"!!"

47.2
W
Plunkett to Gabriel, OUT, short, pulled, lobs to the keeper, and that's the end of that! No reviews left, so Gabriel has no second opinion, so it is England who draw first blood in this best-of-three rubber!

gopaul misir fr: "don't depend on Gabriel for anything" Quite useful for annunciations, to be fair

47.1
1
Plunkett to Bishoo, 1 run, full length, outside off, pushed to third man

END OF OVER:
47 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 250/9

  • ST Gabriel0 (3b)
  • D Bishoo11 (5b)
  • CR Woakes9-1-47-4
  • ST Finn9-0-49-0

David: "If Windies pull this off I will eat this keyboard" Mmm... crunchy, with a hint of dandruff

46.6
0
Woakes to Gabriel, no run, lovely slower ball! Beaten all ends up, as it hops past the edge, stumps, and dribbles to the keeper. The full-blown back-of-the-hander

Abhay Arora: "It's not stats guru mr commentator. A rough figure would do. Like 10 or 100 or 231 or 142. " Eh? Are you still banging on? I. Don't. Know! "Lots" is my nearest guess!

46.5
0
Woakes to Gabriel, no run, low full toss, but can't cash in
46.4
0
Woakes to Gabriel, no run, tight line to welcome the new batsman

Tharaka Jasenth: "What is this noisy ruckus? I wake up at the crack of dawn to find England playing a bit of cricket in the Caribbean! Quite splendid! " Hussah!

46.3
W
Woakes to Nurse, OUT, great riposte! Wider on the crease, a much fuller length, and pinned plumb in front! A long pause for thought from the umpire, and rightly, West Indies use the review, but hard to see how he'll be saved here... the angle was a touch deceptive, to be fair, but it is clipping leg, and off he goes

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

EJG Morgan
107(116) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 4 0 0 6 3 3 5
JN Mohammed
72(91) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 10 1 0 4 1

Best performances - Bowlers

LE Plunkett
O8.2
M1
R40
W4
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AR Nurse
O10.0
M0
R57
W2
Eco5.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Record century

5

No. of centuries for Morgan as captain - the most by an England captain. He went past Strauss and Cook who had made 4 100s when leading.