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Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
100(48) 5x4 - 11x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 31 runs
  • 0x4 - 5x6
6 0 1 6 25 34 23 5
JE Root
48(36) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 21 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 4 6 0 5 0 10 23

Best performances - Bowlers

AD Russell
O4
M0
R36
W2
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O4
M0
R41
W2
Eco10.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

West Indies win by six wickets and that was the Chris Gayle show, folks. We've seen it before, but it never ceases to amaze. England have plundered. Another tough experience for a bowling attack that had a day to forget. Dew was a factor, but they still lacked some basic consistency. However, better attacks would have struggled to stop Gayle in this mood. It was a faultless T20 innings in a run chase. Although Gayle's innings was an extreme, it highlighted that none of England's top order went on from decent starts. Still, 182 gave them a chance - or so we thought. Samuels helped lay the platform and none of England's bowlers had an answer to Gayle.

Chris Gayle "The preparation has been really good, it's all about practising then doing it in the middle. The dew played a part as well. After facing the first over I took a while to get back on strike, but Marlon helped ease the pressure. We wanted to stay ahead of the run-rate, pleased to finish the game and not leave it to anyone else. I was pumped today. Before I went out, Sulieman Benn said 'entertain me'. The guys who play the IPL know it's a good wicket so we knew we always had a chance to chase it down. Hopefully we can move onto Sri Lanka now. Bangalore, my home town. Hopefully I can entertain again. The celebration was all about DJ Bravo and his new song."

I'll bring you the captains shortly

Hypocaust: "If you'd said beforehand that Chris Jordan would concede just 24 runs from his four overs, I think most would have assumed a comfortable England victory... 11.22 rpo from the rest of the attack tells a different story."

Sarah: "Fantastic for the Windies and horrendous from Eng. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory." Not quite sure it was jaws of victory, that suggests it was close at one stage

Gaurav Matta: "Just checked result going through commentary...it took some time to load of that fours and sixes one..of west Indies side.."

Siva: "WI Women also won today. Good day for WI!!"

Darren Sammy "It's always fun watching #worldboss. We were quite happy at halfway, at no stage did England get away. To restrict them to nine-an-over we were quite happy. Marlon is a big-match player. I had a feeling it would be his day and the way he took control of the Powerplay. It became quite easy. We aware of all that has been said about our team, but we have belief among ourselves in this format. We will go out and try to entertain."

Eoin Morgan "We never really took the game away from them. Credit to West Indies. In the chase, things were difficult. Gayle is a hard guy to stop. West Indies didn't allow us to get going on what was a really good batting surface."

That just about wraps things up for today. Sammy said at the end that West Indies "are in it, to win it" and they've made a huge statement today. England have some thinking to do ahead of what is now a vital game against South Africa. David Hopps' match report will be here shortly. For now, though, from Gnasher and Alan it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

18.1
1
Topley to Russell, 1 run, pulls a short ball towards fine leg and that's the victory for West Indies

Josh: "Gayle definitely had his Weetabix this morning." Judging by his instagram feed, not sure Weetabix is often on the menu

END OF OVER:
18 | 10 Runs | WI: 182/4 (1 run required from 12 balls, RR: 10.11, RRR: 0.50)

  • CH Gayle100 (48b)
  • AD Russell15 (15b)
  • BA Stokes3-0-42-0
  • CJ Jordan4-0-24-0

The West Indies dugout, understandably, looks over the moon. They have reinforced what a threat they'll be in this tournament

17.6
0
Stokes to Gayle, no run, and it's a dot ball, Stokes gets a yorker in which Gayle plays to midwicket

A chance for Gayle to finish the match

17.5
1
Stokes to Russell, 1 run, crunches a full ball down to long on
17.5
1w
Stokes to Russell, 1 wide, that delivery sums up England's performance, a horrid dragged down slower ball which barely passes the batsman on the cut strip

Vee: "Congrats to the big man from the land of Jamaica! We're here following you on Cricinfo all the way from the Caribbean island of Trinidad! Great job Cricinfo, great job Windies!" All the praise can be Gayle's today

17.4
2
Stokes to Russell, 2 runs, another short delivery which he pulls well in front of square
17.3
0
Stokes to Russell, no run, backs away to leg and has a huge swing to leg...which he misses

Consistently getting 170+

7

Scores of 170+ for Eng in their last 10 T20I matches; they've won 4 and lost 2 of their previous 6

Root's terrific form

730

Runs scored by Root from 14 inngs in all international matches in 2016, with three hundreds and three fifties

A team of strikers

11

Number of batsmen from the current England squad who have a 130+ SR in T20s since the 2014 World T20

Big-scoring ground

182

The average score at the Wankhede for teams batting first in the last two seasons of the IPL

Better to bat first?

9-5

Win-loss record at the Wankhede for teams batting first in the last two IPL seasons

WI's favourite opposition

8-4

WI's win-loss in T20Is versus England. They haven't won as many matches against any other team

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.9
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.54
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017