• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    50
    60
    47
    8
    0
    106.38
    11.3 bowled! Tossed up, changed his pace and the ball goes on with the arm, Strauss makes room but plays all over it, ball skids in and clips off stump, and cool Gayle has struck early 82/1
    50
    147
    79
    6
    0
    63.29
    31.4 Death knell for Bell. Pietersen pushed a fullish-delivery towards Lara at midwicket and Bell set off immediately. But Lara swooped in for the kill and fired in a throw at the striker's end. Caught just short of the crease. England stutter badly after a terrific start 162/4
    20.4 Gayle strikes again! Tosses one up, Flintoff's eyes light up, down and across comes the bat, a big swing of the arms but he can only find Taylor down at long-on, and the perennial partnership-breaker spins out another 126/2
    20.6 got 'em first ball! Gayle! Sends down a flatter one but it still deceived Collingwood in the length, it was the arm ball, and he poked at it and got a regulation edge to Bravo at slip, thats two quick wickets in a jiffy, Gayle's the man of the moment but you have to question Flintoff's needless slog 127/3
    not out
    90
    116
    86
    9
    1
    104.65
    37.1 Yardy falls. Not a tourist sight. What was he thinking? He came ambitiously down the track but didn't know what to do after getting there. Just scooped it high towards long-off for Bravo to run in and take the 'catch'. Doubt there whether Bravo took it cleanly or not, Yardy has walked off the field. England slip further into crisis. Replays reveal that it was clearly a bumped catch! Ball slipped through the fingers of Bravo, hit the ground before he finished the 'catch'. Hmmm.... post-match press conference should be interesting 180/5
    41.6 Not a clever shot in the circumstances. With Pietersen still standing at the other end, Dalrymple goes for a inside-out drive over cover. But no contact and the furniture is disturbed. Crucial strike . 214/6
    44.4 Bravo finally gets Read with his slower one. He failed to pick it up on two previous occasions but this time it is fatal. Straight to Gayle at short midwicket. Read tried to roll his wrists at the last minute to keep it down but ... 232/7
    not out
    14
    21
    12
    2
    0
    116.66
    Extras
    25 (lb 11, nb 4, w 10)
    TOTAL
    276/7 (48.3 Overs, RR: 5.69)
    Fall of wickets: 1-82 (AJ Strauss, 11.3 ov), 2-126 (A Flintoff, 20.4 ov), 3-127 (PD Collingwood, 20.6 ov), 4-162 (IR Bell, 31.4 ov), 5-180 (MH Yardy, 37.1 ov), 6-214 (JWM Dalrymple, 41.6 ov), 7-232 (CMW Read, 44.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    FH Edwards7.005608.00218023
    JE Taylor8.306407.522610030
    CD Collymore10.014304.30406001
    CH Gayle10.013133.10361000
    MN Samuels10.004524.50283000
    DJ Bravo3.002618.6652110

Match Notes