Craig Kieswetter and Alex Hales will open the innings. Hales made a second-ball duck against India. Darren Sammy with the first over...

Welcome back to England's run chase, Gnasher here for the first 10 overs. The Powerplay overs will be important then West Indies spinners.

0.1
4
Sammy to Hales, FOUR, nice friendly delivery to start with, short and wide, Hales drives it square through the off side
0.2
1
Sammy to Hales, 1 run, width again, but this time it comes off the edge down to third man
0.3
1
Sammy to Kieswetter, 1 run, full on the stumps, squared up a touch and takes a thick outside edge towards backward point
0.4
0
Sammy to Hales, no run, swing and miss, comes down the pitch and tries to pull but is done by a lack of pace
0.5
0
Sammy to Hales, no run, back of a length and worked to midwicket
0.6
0
Sammy to Hales, no run, a beauty to end the over, nips back off the seam and cuts Hales in half as it beats the inside edge

END OF OVER:
1 | 6 Runs | ENG: 6/0 (120 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 6.31)

  • AD Hales5 (5b)
  • C Kieswetter1 (1b)
  • DJG Sammy1-0-6-0

Fidel Edwards will share the new ball. Great to watch him again

1.1
1w
Edwards to Kieswetter, 1 wide, starts down the leg side and that's an easy wide call
1.1
0
Edwards to Kieswetter, no run, low full toss which is pushed to mid-on
1.2
4
Edwards to Kieswetter, FOUR, on leg stump, easily flicked away down to fine leg...Edwards hasn't got his line yet
1.3
1nb
Edwards to Kieswetter, 1(no ball) , this time he oversteps, the ball is defended back to Edwards and we'll have a free hit next
1.3
6
Edwards to Kieswetter, SIX, that's big! Back of a length, Kieswetter moves to leg a touch then launches it miles into the night sky and it has enough legs to clear the midwicket boundary
1.4
0
Edwards to Kieswetter, no run, good comeback, tight on middle stump, solidly defended
1.5
0
Edwards to Kieswetter, no run, full on off stump, Kieswetter comes forward and defends to backward point
1.6
0
Edwards to Kieswetter, no run, ooh, fairly close leave as the ball scoots close to off stump. Good judgement

END OF OVER:
2 | 12 Runs | ENG: 18/0 (108 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 6.00)

  • C Kieswetter11 (8b)
  • AD Hales5 (5b)
  • FH Edwards1-0-12-0
  • DJG Sammy1-0-6-0

Change of bowling, here's Andre Russell

2.1
0
Russell to Hales, no run, decent start on off stump, defended into the off side
2.2
1w
Russell to Hales, 1 wide, very wide outside off, even Hales with his long reach can't get it
2.2
1
Russell to Hales, 1 run, the bowler gets away with this, it was on leg stump and Hales flicked it sweetly but straight to short fine-leg
2.3
0
Russell to Kieswetter, no run, good length outside off and left alone...England not under much run-rate pressure
2.4
1
Russell to Kieswetter, 1 run, driven on the up into the covers and the fielder is deep enough for an easy single
2.5
0
Russell to Hales, no run, well bowled, slower-ball yorker which is dug out by Hales into the off side
2.6
4
Russell to Hales, FOUR, oh dear, a horrid misfield at mid-off gifts a boundary to Hales. It was a forcing shot off the back foot and it burst through the fielder's legs

END OF OVER:
3 | 7 Runs | ENG: 25/0 (101 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 8.33, RRR: 5.94)

  • AD Hales10 (9b)
  • C Kieswetter12 (10b)
  • AD Russell1-0-7-0
  • FH Edwards1-0-12-0

Darren Sammy changes ends

3.1
2
Sammy to Kieswetter, 2 runs, back of a length outside off, Kieswetter opens the face and a fumble at third man allows him back for a second...very alert from the batsmen
3.2
1
Sammy to Kieswetter, 1 run, full and straight, comes right across the crease and works it down to mid-on

Keeper, Christian, now up to the stumps

3.3
1
Sammy to Hales, 1 run, flicks off the pads to short fine-leg
3.4
0
Sammy to Kieswetter, no run, tries to launch this out of The Oval, but ends up getting an edge into his pads