West Indies v England, 2nd ODI, Antigua March 2, 2014

Bravo's nasty blow from Broad

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the second ODI

Blow of the day

The days of lightning-fast Caribbean pitches appear to be behind us but, although a fairly docile surface in Antigua, there was still some encouragement for a bowler prepared to bend his back. Stuart Broad did just that at the start of Dwayne Bravo's innings with a sharp bumper which Bravo turned his head from and received a nasty smack in the back of the neck, the helmet only partially taking the impact. It shook Bravo up and he was down for a while and needed treatment from the physio.

Error of the day

There was general agreement that Jos Buttler's attempting stumping of Dwayne Bravo was inconclusive. Even Buttler's sheepish expression seemed to give the game away. The decision by TV umpire Marais Erasmus took the wind out of West Indies' sails as they entered the Powerplay with a new batsman at the crease. There again, you could wonder what Bravo was doing charging down the pitch to James Tredwell in the first place.

Catch of the day

James Tredwell does not immediately strike the onlooker as a slick fielder, but his slip catching has long been held in respect by those most au fait with his game. His quick catch to remove Kirk Edwards was further evidence of his ability: a lightning-fast dart with the right hand to hold a thick edge that came to him very quickly

Befuddlement of the day

Luke Wright's understated gesture to Michael Lumb at the non-striker's end told it all: he cannot pick Sunil Narine. Narine bowled him three legspinners in an over, he did not connect with any of them and the third smacked into his offstump. Narine is a special talent, but it all encouraged the belief that, whatever Wright's qualities in T20, he does not warrant a place in England's ODI side.

Walk of the day

Ben Stokes walked when he tickled Nikita Miller down the legside, oblivious to the fact that the umpire, Joel Wilson, was shaking his head to reject the appeal. It was not immediately apparent whether he would have been given out on review. If it is unfair to castigate the likes of Stuart Broad for following the majority attitude by not walking, it would be shameful if Stokes was lectured within the dressing room for his honesty.

David Hopps is the UK editor of ESPNcricinfo

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