Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JE Root
107(122) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
8 2 1 3 0 0 2 7
D Ramdin
128(109) 12x4 - 5x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 4 4 6 10 15

Best performances - Bowlers

TT Bresnan
O8.4
M0
R45
W3
Eco5.19
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O10.0
M0
R60
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Okidoke, that's yer lot for today, I'll leave you with Gnasher's report and the memory of Denesh Ramdin swinging his merry way to a century - the first by a West Indies wicketkeeper in ODIs. It was a day for master blasting after all... We'll be back for more in the T20s, starting on Sunday. Ciao

6pm: Time for the presentations, Ian Bishop talking to West Indies captain, Dwayne Bravo: "We were confident to chase, it was a good wicket but the top order failed and it didn't quite come off at the end. I think Root and Buttler batted well, they capitalised on the start they had. Our bowling group is always in the game. We didn't get it right at the key moments, the first ten overs, it's something we have to work on, as a team and a batting group."

England captain, Stuart Broad: "Very happy, certainly the way the batsmen played, on that wicket, which no one knew quite how it would play. We thought we could hurt them if we got a partnership going, that's what Jos did at the end, once he got himself going - he looks unstoppable. We've taken some half chances, particularly in the last couple of games, and that yorker in the end shows it can work."

Joe Root is named Man of the Match and Man of the Series: "It's been a new experience [using the new ball], Stuart said at the start of the series it might be an option on these wickets, it's gone well. We wanted to take it deep, make sure we had wickets in hand going into the last ten overs. It worked out for us this time."

5.45pm: All it needed was a simple yorker. Easy, isn't it? Denesh Ramdin played an absolute blinder there, helping to add 147 in less than 20 overs for the last four wickets; but Tim Bresnan kept his head on just straight enough to snuff them out. Had they taken their catches, England would have won with daylight to spare but these are two fallible, fragile teams and nothing is ever that simple. In the week that Shahid Afridi reasserted his crazy skillz, that was a fitting end, Ramdin slamming 90 off 42 balls at the end. We've got three T20s to come, the real warm-up for Bangladesh, and they should be plenty of fun.

47.4
W
Bresnan to Ramdin, OUT, bowled him, Bresnan squeezes the yorker past Ramdin! Leg stump is out of the ground, Ramdin is flat on the metaphorical canvas, England have won! Bresnan is engulfed by his team-mates, he held his nerve after being taken for three consecutive boundaries... Ramdin stepped away, Bresnan went full and straight and though the bat came down, all he could do was deflect the ball on to the wicket. As heartbeats begin to return to normal, England have won by 25 runs and take the series 2-1
47.3
4
Bresnan to Ramdin, FOUR runs, and there's another boundary, Ramdin is going for broke! Spots the slower ball from Bresnan and uppercuts it over point, clears the fielder and just a couple of bounces to the rope
47.2
4
Bresnan to Ramdin, FOUR runs, pulled through square leg this time, Bresnan dropping short and Ramdin swivelling to clout the ball between two men on the fence!
47.1
6
Bresnan to Ramdin, SIX runs, length ball on the stumps... launched into the stands again by Ramdin, a viscous club over long-on. Still they believe!

Three overs to go, 40 required. Sitting uncomfortably?

END OF OVER:
47 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 264/9

  • D Ramdin114 (105b)
  • R Rampaul0 (0b)
  • SCJ Broad9-0-58-2
  • TT Bresnan8-0-31-2
46.6
1
Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, goes across outside off and dabs one in front of point to keep the strike

Can Ravi Rampaul, the No. 11, help Ramdin pull this off? "Is James Faulkner around?" wonders Edwin

46.5
W
Broad to Ramdin, OUT, superb work from Broad and Narine is run out at the non-striker's end! England need just one more wicket (though remember how that turned out in Brisbane a few weeks ago?), Narine was backing up a long way only for Ramdin's pull to go straight to Chris Jordan, the substitute fielding at mid-on, his throw was good but it required Broad to grab it on the bounce and swing his arms back to flick off the bails as he passed the stumps. Dexterous stuff... West Indies now clinging on by a fingertip

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JE Root
107(122) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
8 2 1 3 0 0 2 7
D Ramdin
128(109) 12x4 - 5x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 4 4 6 10 15

Best performances - Bowlers

TT Bresnan
O8.4
M0
R45
W3
Eco5.19
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O10.0
M0
R60
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF