118dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

England hold on for one-run thriller

England clung on for a thrilling one-run victory against Trinidad and Tobago in their final warm-up match before Saturday's US$20million match against the Superstars

Match Centre

20 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | T&T: 140/8 (2 runs required, RR: 7.00)

  • S Badree5 (5b)
  • SJ Harmison4-1-29-1

Well, if England needed to practice their pressure situations, they've just done so. Harmison kept his cool at the death, however, and Trinidad have been pipped in a cliffhanger. Three wickets for Andrew Flintoff, who recovered from an uncharacteristically wayward first over, although there is some concern about his fitness. "He's not too well at the moment, but I'm sure he won't be missing the bus on Saturday," says Kevin Pietersen.

Paul Collingwood produced an exceptional spell as well, but it was mighty close. More of that sort of action on Saturday, and this will all have been worthwhile. I'm Andrew Miller, join me again on Thursday when the Superstars take on Middlesex in the final warm-up fixture.

Harmison to Rampaul, 1 run, OUT, a wild swing, an edge down to third man, one easy run, but Shah collected cleanly, sent in the return, and England sneak home by one run!

After a static start, this tournament is alive. And it's only a friendly! No ties in this competition. If the scores are level, we go to a "Super Over" ...

Harmison to Badree, 1 run, right up to the bat, squirted to point ... well, if only this ball was for a million dollars ...

Now we are cooking ...

Harmison to Badree, FOUR runs, what a shot! Shimmying across the stumps, eyes glued to the ball, and dinked fine, all the way to the boundary...
Harmison to Badree, no run, right up in the blockhole, and that's excellent bowling for the moment
Harmison to Rampaul, 1 run, edged away to third man, another run notched off
Harmison to Badree, 1 leg bye, big appeal but that's sliding down leg, and they scamper through

Trinidad & T 2nd innings Partnerships

1st5LMP SimmonsJC Guillen
2nd38LMP SimmonsDM Bravo
3rd0D GangaDM Bravo
4th19D GangaD Ramdin
5th21D RamdinDA Cruickshank
6th28D RamdinS Ganga
7th14D RamdinRA Kelly
8th7S BadreeRA Kelly
9th8R RampaulS Badree