Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IJL Trott
47(38) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 6 1 0 0 3 2
AD Russell
49(46) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
3 0 7 1 0 6 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

JC Tredwell
O10.0
M2
R48
W4
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AD Russell
O8.0
M0
R49
W4
Eco6.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Well, more amazing scenes involving England at this World Cup. But their fate is out of their hands. Now they wait to see what happens when Bangladesh play South Africa on Saturday in Mirpur. A win for the home side will leave England needing India to beat West Indies on Sunday. Got all that? Once he's had time to collect his thoughts, Andrew Miller will provide the bulletin of another mind-boggling day. For now though, that's just about all from us today. But don't forget about the day's other big news - Shoaib Akhtar's retirement. Tomorrow's matches are Ireland v Netherlands and New Zealand against Sri Lanka. Do join us for all the action. From Andrew McGlashan and Sahil Dutta is goodbye as we head off to find (another) stiff drink.

Man of the Match goes to James Tredwell. First match of the World Cup, what a performance. "To get the nod was great and it was unbelievable. Hopefully when you get a chance you take and I did that today."

Presentation time. Darren Sammy "One of the guys who made a start needed to take us through. We have a few positives to take, Bishoo bowled well, but at the end of the day we lost. I was happy chasing 244 after the start they had." Some suggestion Thomas came out so high up because Sarwan was in the washroom!

Andrew Strauss "It's been pretty hard work all the way through the group stages. We should have got 260-270 but we fought brilliantly with the ball." When asked if it's fun leading England at the moment he said: "Not really!"

"We've pulled out results when we've needed them. We are still waiting on other results, but hopefully we've done enough to go through. It shows the spirit in the side, great credit to James Tredwell and Luke Wright who have been waiting in the wings. We have to be more clinical, but for the time being tonight we'll enjoy this victory."

Moments after that finish, Graeme Swann compared the raw emotion of that victory to winning the Ashes. That's some claim, but it really was all or nothing for England. However, this was also a match littered with some pretty average cricket. West Indies have lost by 18 runs with 32 balls remaining. That's not clever. They now face a crucial match against India to reach the quarter-finals.

England won by 18 runs. However, in the immediate aftermath of all that we must say they haven't qualified yet. That, though, can wait a moment. England looked gone while Russell was there, but then came a collapse of 4 for 3 in 20 balls.

Stuart Broad sums it up quite well on Twitter: "WOOOWWW another great game! U can always back a lower order batter for a run out!! 3 games to win a WC!" First, though, England need a favour from South Africa to beat Bangladesh, but if that goes wrong there is one final chance when India meet West Indies in the final group game. So they'll be some nervous days in the team hotel to come.

44.4
W
Bopara to Benn, 1 run, OUT, gone! England have done it. A run out to win the match. It was a wide ball, Benn got a bottom edge down which scoot down to fine leg...Trott was quickly in and picked it, then hurled it back to Prior with a brilliant throw. That allowed Prior to demolish the stumps and England are still alive at this World Cup. Breathless. Bonkers. But brilliant fun to watch.
44.3
0
Bopara to Benn, no run, driven firmly but straight to mid-off and too hard for a single
44.2
0
Bopara to Benn, no run, pushed firmly down the pitch, Bopara dives in his follow through and gets a hand on it
44.1
0
Bopara to Benn, no run, takes the pad out to midwicket

Bopara continues...big faith from Strauss

END OF OVER:
44 | 1 Run 2 Wkts | WI: 224/9

  • D Bishoo0 (1b)
  • SJ Benn1 (8b)
  • GP Swann10-1-36-3
  • RS Bopara8-2-21-2

Another wonderful effort from Swann, has he done enough for England?

43.6
0
Swann to Bishoo, no run, round the wicket, leans forward and defends down just in front of Bopara at silly point

Swann's last ball...four men round the bat

One ball for Bishoo...he bowled superbly earlier today

43.5
1
Swann to Benn, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, driven towards cover who is quite deep and allows a single

Mid-off drops back to the rope

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IJL Trott
47(38) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 6 1 0 0 3 2
AD Russell
49(46) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
3 0 7 1 0 6 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

JC Tredwell
O10.0
M2
R48
W4
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AD Russell
O8.0
M0
R49
W4
Eco6.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.568
AUS64109.0002.260
SL64208.0000.376
BDESH63207.0000.130
ENG62404.000-0.758
AFG61502.000-1.856
SCOT60600.000-2.226
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.832
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.084
WI63306.000-0.049
IRE63306.000-0.931
ZIM61502.000-0.532
UAE60600.000-2.039