England in West Indies ODI Series - 1st ODI

West Indies v England

West Indies won by 15 runs

Welcome back for England's chase. Can they pull themselves together after that pounding from Bravo and Sammy?

Leaving this match aside for a moment, during the interval Curtly Ambrose, Richie Richardson and Andy Roberts have received knighthoods. Lovely scenes at the ground.

Ragavendra: "Where is LFigo?? I would like to ask him about my future. He predicted rightly about Sammy being MoM. I have my money that he might be. What an innings and what finish by WI. Last 20 overs 180 odd runs. England still not out of the misery they faced Down Under"

Michael Lumb and Moeen Ali will open the batting...Jason Holder, with Colin Croft likens to Joel Garner (so no pressure there) will open the bowling

0.1

Holder to Lumb, no run, on leg stump, glances off the pad to short fine leg

0.2

Holder to Lumb, no run, good delivery, angling across Lumb and it draws him into feeling for it without much footwork...he gets beaten

0.3

Holder to Lumb, 1 wide, sprayed wide outside off, called by the umpire...England underway

0.3

Holder to Lumb, no run, massive appeal for lbw! Nips back on a good length. Sammy is pleading from second slip. Eventually Bravo calls for a review. Height could be the issue, and where it pitched. Pitches in line but, yes, it's going over. So that's West Indies' reviews done already.

0.4

Holder to Lumb, no run, on leg stump again, Lumb can't make contact and it bobbles to short fine leg

0.5

Holder to Lumb, no run, full on middle and off, forces himself forward and defends to the on side

0.6

Holder to Lumb, 1 run, full outside off, a good-looking drive from Lumb as he gets a good stride forward but there's a cover sweeper which keeps him to a single

End of over 1 (2 runs) England 2/0 (268 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 5.46)
MJ Lumb    1* (6b)      JO Holder    1-0-2-0
MM Ali    0* (0b)     

Ravi Rampaul opens from the opposite end. So no spin first up for WI. One slip in place

1.1

Rampaul to Lumb, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended to point

1.2

Rampaul to Lumb, no run, short of a length, he goes for the pull but doesn't make clean contact and it bobbles to short fine leg

1.3

Rampaul to Lumb, 1 run, full on off stump, comes forward and drives to cover where Powell dives to make the stop but can't prevent the single

John: "Excited to see Moeen Ali bat heard a lot of good things about him"

First ball for Moeen

1.4

Rampaul to Ali, 1 run, short of a length, he's on the back foot and shaping for a drive. The ball runs off a thick outside edge down to third man

1.5

Rampaul to Lumb, no run, beaten! Nice delivery, draws Lumb forward but the ball wasn't quite full enough for the drive and nearly finds the edge

1.6

Rampaul to Lumb, no run, defended towards the on side

End of over 2 (2 runs) England 4/0 (266 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 5.54)
MJ Lumb    2* (11b)      R Rampaul    1-0-2-0
MM Ali    1* (1b)      JO Holder    1-0-2-0

2.1

Holder to Ali, 1 wide, very wide outside off, so that's an extra run and ball

2.1

Holder to Ali, no run, on the back foot, defends this delivery behind square on the off side

2.2

Holder to Ali, no run, lively! That's a lovely delivery, using his height, the ball is angled across Moeen and bounces awkwardly to climb past the outside edge as Moeen feels for it a touch

2.3

Holder to Ali, no run, defended down in front of gully

2.4

Holder to Ali, 1 run, frees his arms into a fluid cover drive, was a fuller and wider delivery, and there was a flourish of a follow through

2.5

Holder to Lumb, no run, on off stump, defended to the covers

2.6

Holder to Lumb, 2 runs, back of a length, neatly punched wide of mid-off

End of over 3 (4 runs) England 8/0 (262 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 2.66, RRR: 5.57)
MJ Lumb    4* (13b)      JO Holder    2-0-6-0
MM Ali    2* (5b)      R Rampaul    1-0-2-0

3.1

Rampaul to Ali, no run, gets across to off stump and defends

3.2

Rampaul to Ali, no run, beaten as he goes for a booming drive, the delivery was quite wide but not quite full enough

3.3

Rampaul to Ali, no run, defended to the off side, 135kph/83mph

3.4

Rampaul to Ali, FOUR, this time he makes contact with the drive, it goes in the air but wide of cover and has the power to reach the cover boundary

3.5

Rampaul to Ali, no run, pulls his length back a bit, outside off, left alone

3.6

Rampaul to Ali, 1 run, short of a length, Moeen driving off the back foot and it squirts in the air wide of the slips to third man

Lfigo: "Ragavendra I am right here, your future looks good."

End of over 4 (5 runs) England 13/0 (257 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.25, RRR: 5.58)
MM Ali    7* (11b 1x4)      R Rampaul    2-0-7-0
MJ Lumb    4* (13b)      JO Holder    2-0-6-0

4.1

Holder to Ali, FOUR, top shot! Moeen leans into a languid straight drive as Holder overpitches, lovely control and timing in the shot as he takes it from just outside off

This, by the way, is the first time since their first ever ODI that they have had two debutant openers

4.2

Holder to Ali, FOUR, and now he pulls, terrific shot, it was that but Moeen picked up the length very early and fetched it from outside off through midwicket

4.3

Holder to Ali, 3 runs, more elegant, classy timing as he drives a back-of-a-length delivery wide of mid-off...superb stuff from Moeen in this over

4.4

Holder to Lumb, no run, tries to cut and gets beaten by the bounce

4.5

Holder to Lumb, no run, back of a length, defended to the covers

4.6

Holder to Lumb, 1 run, fuller and wider, Lumb drives square of the wicket out to deep point

A somewhat different start to the innings than we saw from West Indies

End of over 5 (12 runs) England 25/0 (245 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.44)
MJ Lumb    5* (16b)      JO Holder    3-0-18-0
MM Ali    18* (14b 3x4)      R Rampaul    2-0-7-0

5.1

Rampaul to Lumb, no run, 135kph/84mph, punches it square of the wicket to point

5.2

Rampaul to Lumb, no run, beaten again as he aims a drive through the off side - ball not full enough, and his feet didn't move much

5.3

Rampaul to Lumb, 1 run, close for a run out! Lumb pulled a length delivery, the ball went to short fine leg and a direct hit would have found Lumb short

5.4

Rampaul to Ali, no run, his weight is on the back foot as he drives this delivery, which is quite full, and it takes the edge towards Sammy who is stood around fourth slip

5.5

Rampaul to Ali, no run, beats the edge from short of a length, Moeen keen to continue driving

vivek: "Hey Andrew, Any other instance where two debutants have open the batting fora test playing nation?" Yep, the most recent being when Phil Hughes and Aaron Finch made their debuts together for Australia

5.6

Rampaul to Ali, no run, full at middle and off, pushed firmly to mid-off

End of over 6 (1 run) England 26/0 (244 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 5.54)
MM Ali    18* (17b 3x4)      R Rampaul    3-0-8-0
MJ Lumb    6* (19b)      JO Holder    3-0-18-0

6.1

Holder to Lumb, SIX, there's been a fair bit of playing and missing from Lumb, but he's connected this time as he drives Holder on the up over long on for the first six...powerful stroke

6.2

Holder to Lumb, no run, not far away from another boundary, cuts at some width from Holder but point makes a diving save

6.3

Holder to Lumb, 1 run, latches on with the cut this time, goes in the air but clear of any catchers to third man

6.4

Holder to Ali, no run, full on off stump, driven to cover

6.5

Holder to Ali, no run, punched square to point, 139kph/86mph

6.6

Holder to Ali, 2 runs, brings out the pull again, was overly short, doesn't come from the middle and gets a couple wide of mid-on

End of over 7 (9 runs) England 35/0 (235 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.46)
MM Ali    20* (20b 3x4)      JO Holder    4-0-27-0
MJ Lumb    13* (22b 1x6)      R Rampaul    3-0-8-0

7.1

Rampaul to Lumb, no run, aims to whip this through the leg side, gets taken on the pad but it pitched outside leg

7.2

Rampaul to Lumb, FOUR, drops short and Lumb responds with a thumping front-foot pull in front of square...he's growing in confidence

7.3

Rampaul to Lumb, FOUR, over the leg side again, this time it's full on leg stump and he picks it up off his pads with a bottom-hand flick which beats deep square-leg

7.4

Rampaul to Lumb, no run, waits for this a fraction longer, on off stump, guided to backward point

7.5

Rampaul to Lumb, no run, gets onto the front foot and drives to point this time

7.6

Rampaul to Lumb, 1 run, driven straight to mid-off but it's deep enough for a single

End of over 8 (9 runs) England 44/0 (226 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 5.38)
MJ Lumb    22* (28b 2x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    4-0-17-0
MM Ali    20* (20b 3x4)      JO Holder    4-0-27-0

Here we go. Sunil Narine. Two slips in place

8.1

Narine to Lumb, 1 run, pushed up to mid-off

8.2

Narine to Ali, no run, gets forward, feels for this slightly as he defends square

8.3

Narine to Ali, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off

8.4

Narine to Lumb, no run, full on middle and off, defended

8.5

Narine to Lumb, 1 run, finds a gap wide of cover as he gets forward and opens the face at he last minute

8.6

Narine to Ali, 3 runs, brings out the slog sweep, he noticed there was no one in the deep, connects pretty well. Goes a long way in the air, but then plugs in the outfield and doesn't make the rope...held up in the breeze, too

End of over 9 (6 runs) England 50/0 (220 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 5.55, RRR: 5.36)
MM Ali    24* (23b 3x4)      SP Narine    1-0-6-0
MJ Lumb    24* (31b 2x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    4-0-17-0

9.1

Rampaul to Ali, 1 run, worked off his pads to deep square

9.2

Rampaul to Lumb, 1 run, pushed square of the wicket and the fielders are hanging deep enough for a single

9.3

Rampaul to Ali, 1 run, full on middle and off, defended almost dead by his feet and Lumb calls him through for a well-judged single

9.4

Rampaul to Lumb, no run, Big appeal and given lbw! The umpired waited an age. Sounded like he hit it. Lumb reviews straight away. It was a slower ball, off cutter, and there's a massive nick on that. Clear on the front-on view. We don't have Hot Spot in this series, but looks pretty simple and it's overturned

9.5

Rampaul to Lumb, no run, ouch! Takes a blow in a delicate area. Going for a pull and the ball didn't quite bounce, or wasn't as short as expected. He's down. Needs a few deep breath. Physio comes on.

"There's one ball left," says David Lloyd on the TV. He's quite right - 9.5 overs gone.

9.6

Rampaul to Lumb, no run, low full toss, aiming for a yorker perhaps, drilled hard into the pitch and back to Rampaul

A pretty productive Powerplay for England. Far better than West Indies had early on.

End of over 10 (3 runs) England 53/0 (217 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.30, RRR: 5.42)
MJ Lumb    25* (35b 2x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    5-0-20-0
MM Ali    26* (25b 3x4)      SP Narine    1-0-6-0

Change of bowling. It's the captain

10.1

DJ Bravo to Ali, 1 run, cut out to deep point

10.2

DJ Bravo to Lumb, SIX, dropped in short, excellent response from Lumb as he upper cuts it wide of third man...it hits the rope on the full so it's a full pint

10.3

DJ Bravo to Lumb, 1 run, out to the cover sweeper

10.4

DJ Bravo to Ali, no run, defended back to the bowler

10.5

DJ Bravo to Ali, 1 run, a cutter from Bravo, we'll see a lot of these, dropped into the off side

10.6

DJ Bravo to Lumb, no run, full outside off from round the wicket, driven with an open face to point

End of over 11 (9 runs) England 62/0 (208 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.63, RRR: 5.33)
MJ Lumb    32* (38b 2x4 2x6)      DJ Bravo    1-0-9-0
MM Ali    28* (28b 3x4)      R Rampaul    5-0-20-0

Change of ends for Narine

11.1

Narine to Ali, 1 run, finds the outside edge as Moeen pushes away from his body

11.2

Narine to Lumb, no run, cut to backward point

11.3

Narine to Lumb, no run, strangled appeal for lbw, full on middle, an inside edge saves Lumb again...Narine creating uncertainty

11.4

Narine to Lumb, 2 runs, drops short this time, outside off, Lumb cuts behind point

11.5

Narine to Lumb, no run, beaten this time as he tries to cut again, skids a touch

11.6

Narine to Lumb, 2 runs, through the off side to the point sweeper, the throw comes in and hits the stumps then bounces away for a second run

End of over 12 (5 runs) England 67/0 (203 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.58, RRR: 5.34)
MJ Lumb    36* (43b 2x4 2x6)      SP Narine    2-0-11-0
MM Ali    29* (29b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-9-0

12.1

DJ Bravo to Ali, no run, comes forward, drives with a slightly open face to point

Rufus Spivey Gr: "That, international cricketers, is what the DRS should be used for - clear inside edge onto pad overturned."

12.2

DJ Bravo to Ali, no run, slower ball, outside off, leans forward and defends to cover

12.3

DJ Bravo to Ali, 2 runs, strong shot down the ground, whipped with his bottom hand from outside down the on side of the pitch...long-on comes around

12.4

DJ Bravo to Ali, 1 run, short ball, 127kph/79mph, he's been good on the pull and helps this through midwicket although not quite from the middle

12.5

DJ Bravo to Lumb, no run, another bouncer, over leg stump, Lumb ducks

12.6

DJ Bravo to Lumb, FOUR, ah, super shot...short again, outside off, and he upper cuts it very fine past the keeper to third man. Smart batting

End of over 13 (7 runs) England 74/0 (196 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.69, RRR: 5.29)
MJ Lumb    40* (45b 3x4 2x6)      DJ Bravo    2-0-16-0
MM Ali    32* (33b 3x4)      SP Narine    2-0-11-0

13.1

Narine to Ali, no run, full outside off, gets well forward and pushes to backward point

13.2

Narine to Ali, 1 run, gets away with this! Uses his feet, aims over the leg side, gets a big leading edge which loops down the ground but falls between cover running back and long-off running in

13.3

Narine to Lumb, 1 run, pushed through the off side

13.4

Narine to Ali, no run, takes the pad to the leg side

13.5

Narine to Ali, no run, spins across outside off, left alone

13.6

Narine to Ali, 1 run, touch short, driven firmly out to deep cover...keeping things ticking

End of over 14 (3 runs) England 77/0 (193 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 5.36)
MM Ali    34* (38b 3x4)      SP Narine    3-0-14-0
MJ Lumb    41* (46b 3x4 2x6)      DJ Bravo    2-0-16-0

14.1

DJ Bravo to Ali, no run, stays round the wicket, Moeen onto the front foot and drives to point

14.2

DJ Bravo to Ali, 2 runs, full at the stumps, Moeen flicks through midwicket and places it with a weighting which allows a second

14.3

DJ Bravo to Ali, 1 run, dropped! It would have been a flying effort by Smith at point. Moeen picked up some width with a cut, but didn't keep the ball down and Smith was almost horizontal to his left

14.4

DJ Bravo to Lumb, 1 run, lovely stroke, leans into a full delivery and drives through the covers but the sweeper keeps them to a single

14.5

DJ Bravo to Ali, no run, just loses his shape a little on this drive, the weight goes backwards instead of forwards, the ball rolls to cover

14.6

DJ Bravo to Ali, 1 run, can't find the gap at point, this time it's a diving stop by Simmons which keeps him to a single from a well-struck drive

This new pair have made a very good start. To see if they can continue it's over to Alex.

End of over 15 (5 runs) England 82/0 (188 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.46, RRR: 5.37)
MM Ali    38* (43b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-21-0
MJ Lumb    42* (47b 3x4 2x6)      SP Narine    3-0-14-0

Thanks Gnasher, West Indies could do with a breakthrough...

15.1

Narine to Ali, 1 run, length ball just outside off, driven out to deep cover

15.2

Narine to Lumb, no run, struck on the pad looking to turn this to leg but well outside off

15.3

Narine to Lumb, no run, back and dabbing to point

15.4

Narine to Lumb, 1 run, full on off stump, pushed carefully out to the off side sweeper

15.5

Narine to Ali, no run, full just outside off, Moeen pushes it to cover hanging slightly back in the crease

15.6

Narine to Ali, no run, back to cut, it turns in and beats the inside edge and misses off stump by a whisker, fortunate for Moeen, I don't think he read that!

Drinks with England in good shape, they've taken a solid chunk out of this target, decent going for two debutants...

End of over 16 (2 runs) England 84/0 (186 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.25, RRR: 5.47)
MM Ali    39* (46b 3x4)      SP Narine    4-0-16-0
MJ Lumb    43* (50b 3x4 2x6)      DJ Bravo    3-0-21-0

Darren Sammy is going to have a bowl, perhaps a beverage will have refreshed the hosts...

16.1

Sammy to Lumb, no run, full and wide of off stump, cut at and gets a thick inside edge that Ramdin reacts to, jumps the opposite direction to which he was initially going and saves with his right hand

16.2

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, around the wicket now, back of a length at the stumps, dabbed into the covers

16.3

Sammy to Ali, no run, full at the off stump, driven firmly to extra cover

16.4

Sammy to Ali, 2 runs, a flicky back foot stroke that gets a thick outside edge down to third man, wide of the fielder so they got back for a second

16.5

Sammy to Ali, no run, full again towards off stump, gently pushed to extra cover

16.6

Sammy to Ali, no run, good length and a tight line again, played back up to the bowler

End of over 17 (3 runs) England 87/0 (183 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.11, RRR: 5.54)
MM Ali    41* (50b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-3-0
MJ Lumb    44* (52b 3x4 2x6)      SP Narine    4-0-16-0

17.1

Narine to Lumb, 1 run, step across the stumps and gets a thick inside edge through square leg

17.2

Narine to Ali, no run, forward on off stump, plays up the wicket

17.3

Narine to Ali, no run, forward and it bounces a little on him and strikes his thigh pad, took a step down the wicket

17.4

Narine to Ali, no run, stays in the crease now and blocks around off stump, very unsure here Moeen

17.5

Narine to Ali, no run, now he slashes a fuller ball on off stump and gets a thick outside edge to point

17.6

Narine to Ali, 2 runs, gets this through the infield and two runs out to the sweeper running to his right

Moeen definitely not picking Narine, survival perhaps his best option, plenty of runs to be had down the other end...

End of over 18 (3 runs) England 90/0 (180 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.62)
MM Ali    43* (55b 3x4)      SP Narine    5-0-19-0
MJ Lumb    45* (53b 3x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    1-0-3-0

18.1

Sammy to Lumb, 2 runs, a charge down the wicket, Sammy bangs it in, Lumb flays at it and gets a thick outside edge fine of third man

18.2

Sammy to Lumb, no run, Ramdin now up to the stumps, full length blocked back to the bowler

18.3

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, slower ball outside off, Lumb chips it but finds the gap at cover

18.4

Sammy to Ali, no run, full delivery towards off stump, pressed to extra cover

18.5

Sammy to Ali, 1 run, slightly short and a short-arm jab down to long-on

18.6

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, straighter line and whipped out to deep midwicket

End of over 19 (5 runs) England 95/0 (175 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.64)
MJ Lumb    49* (57b 3x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    2-0-8-0
MM Ali    44* (57b 3x4)      SP Narine    5-0-19-0

Dwayne Smith into the attack now...

19.1

Smith to Lumb, 1 run, length ball just outside off, chopped down to third man and that's Lumb's fifty, a nice innings on ODI debut

19.2

Smith to Ali, no run, full length on off stump, dug out to mid-on

19.3

Smith to Ali, OUT, length ball on off stump and Moeen has chipped it to long-on. A rather unnecessary stroke really, I think he was trying to find the gap over midwicket but got it wrong, it carried very comfortably to the deep fielder

MM Ali c Narine b Smith 44 (83m 59b 3x4 0x6) SR: 74.57

19.4

Smith to Lumb, FOUR, full length just outside off, driven at and missed, it goes past everything and runs away for four, must have been some bottom edge to get it under Ramdin's gloves

19.5

Smith to Lumb, 1 run, similar delivery, a touch wider and played out to deep cover

19.6

Smith to Wright, no run, a cutter, very full and Wright misses trying to drive it outside off

End of over 20 (6 runs) England 101/1 (169 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.05, RRR: 5.63)
LJ Wright    0* (1b)      DR Smith    1-0-6-1
MJ Lumb    55* (60b 4x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    2-0-8-0

20.1

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, length on the stumps, tucked down the ground to long-on for an easy single

20.2

Sammy to Wright, no run, full at the stumps, flicked to midwicket

20.3

Sammy to Wright, no run, a foot outside off, slapped to cover, mistiming it

20.4

Sammy to Wright, no run, punching off the back foot finds midwicket

20.5

Sammy to Wright, no run, forward on off stump to play with the angle up on the leg side

20.6

Sammy to Wright, no run, full just outside off, driven firmly to extra cover

End of over 21 (1 run) England 102/1 (168 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.85, RRR: 5.79)
LJ Wright    0* (6b)      DJG Sammy    3-0-9-0
MJ Lumb    56* (61b 4x4 2x6)      DR Smith    1-0-6-1

21.1

Smith to Lumb, 1 run, length at the stumps, flicked wide of short long leg for an easy single

21.2

Smith to Wright, no run, some width just outside off, slapped on the bounce to backward point

21.3

Smith to Wright, 1 run, pulled off a thick top edge and it loops into a gap just over square leg, very lucky

21.4

Smith to Lumb, 2 runs, full at the off stump, gentle chip down the ground for a couple out towards long-off

21.5

Smith to Lumb, no run, full and driven back to the bowler

21.6

Smith to Lumb, no run, tries to angle it away on the off side and gets a thick inside edge to square leg

End of over 22 (4 runs) England 106/1 (164 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.81, RRR: 5.85)
MJ Lumb    59* (65b 4x4 2x6)      DR Smith    2-0-10-1
LJ Wright    1* (8b)      DJG Sammy    3-0-9-0

22.1

Sammy to Wright, OUT, back of a length and pulled straight to midwicket and that ends a not very impressive nine-ball stay where Wright didn't time one ball. He tried to pull this away but the delivery was on him too quickly and he got it high on the bat and straight to midwicket for the simplest of catches

LJ Wright c DJ Bravo b Sammy 1 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

22.2

Sammy to Root, no run, back of a length just outside off, defended going back on his stumps

22.3

Sammy to Root, no run, fuller on a similar line, blocked in the crease again

22.4

Sammy to Root, no run, full length at the off stump, blocked in the crease

22.5

Sammy to Root, no run, slightly straighter line, worked to midwicket

22.6

Sammy to Root, 1 run, back foot, pushing in front of midwicket and they take a quick single

End of over 23 (1 run) England 107/2 (163 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.65, RRR: 6.03)
JE Root    1* (5b)      DJG Sammy    4-0-10-1
MJ Lumb    59* (65b 4x4 2x6)      DR Smith    2-0-10-1

23.1

Smith to Root, no run, short outside off, pulled into midwicket

23.2

Smith to Root, 1 run, full at the stumps, flicked wide of midwicket out to the deep

23.3

Smith to Lumb, no run, full length just outside off, played to cover

23.4

Smith to Lumb, no run, fuller and finds cover point this time

23.5

Smith to Lumb, 1 run, shorter ball, Lumb gets across his stumps and works this into the on side, the bowler gives chase and prevents two

23.6

Smith to Root, 1 run, length ball a foot outside off, guided down to third man

End of over 24 (3 runs) England 110/2 (160 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.58, RRR: 6.15)
JE Root    3* (8b)      DR Smith    3-0-13-1
MJ Lumb    60* (68b 4x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    4-0-10-1

24.1

Sammy to Root, 1 run, Root comes down the wicket, the bowler drops this shorter and Root flicks it down to long leg

24.2

Sammy to Lumb, no run, length ball angled in, squeezed out towards point

24.3

Sammy to Lumb, 2 runs, touch of width, punched out off the back foot to deep cover, the fielder simply runs past it and they get a second

24.4

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, hint of width and chopped down to third man

24.5

Sammy to Root, 1 run, full length at the stumps, punched down to long-on

24.6

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, full length at the stumps again, flicked down to long-on again

End of over 25 (6 runs) England 116/2 (154 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.64, RRR: 6.16)
MJ Lumb    64* (72b 4x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    5-0-16-1
JE Root    5* (10b)      DR Smith    3-0-13-1

Half way stage and England are in control, a run-a-ball needed and wickets in the tank. They just need to keep things ticking over...

25.1

Smith to Lumb, 1 run, back of a length, turned to short long leg with the angle

25.2

Smith to Root, no run, length ball a foot outside off, cut at and missed

25.3

Smith to Root, 1 run, straighter line, flicked out to deep midwicket

25.4

Smith to Lumb, no run, very full and dug out into the covers

25.5

Smith to Lumb, no run, similar delivery, forced back up the wicket again

25.6

Smith to Lumb, 1 run, straighter line and whipped out to deep midwicket for an easy run

End of over 26 (3 runs) England 119/2 (151 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.57, RRR: 6.29)
MJ Lumb    66* (76b 4x4 2x6)      DR Smith    4-0-16-1
JE Root    6* (12b)      DJG Sammy    5-0-16-1

26.1

Sammy to Lumb, 2 runs, back of a length and forced out through point, they run hard and get back for the second

26.2

Sammy to Lumb, no run, a flick in the air but just short of midwicket who then has the chance to throw out Root at the non-striker's end, he misses, where was Root going!

26.3

Sammy to Lumb, 2 runs, but this is good running, a firm punch wide of deep cover for a couple

26.4

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, turned from middle and leg wide of short long leg for an easy single

26.5

Sammy to Root, 2 runs, full but gets the line wrong and Root flicks it fine but long leg chases really well and get a big boot out to save four

26.6

Sammy to Root, no run, slower ball on off stump, dropped not far enough away from point for a single

End of over 27 (7 runs) England 126/2 (144 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 6.26)
JE Root    8* (14b)      DJG Sammy    6-0-23-1
MJ Lumb    71* (80b 4x4 2x6)      DR Smith    4-0-16-1

27.1

Smith to Lumb, no run, excellent yorker on off stump, dug out into the covers

27.2

Smith to Lumb, no run, swung slightly across the line but it was always going down leg as Lumb is struck on the pad

27.3

Smith to Lumb, no run, cut, mistimed and finds cover

27.4

Smith to Lumb, FOUR, cut again and this time finds the gap, well timed but it was aerial for a long time

27.5

Smith to Lumb, 1 run, tighter line and angled to backward point

27.6

Smith to Root, 2 runs, full length on off stump, Root works this well past midwicket and gets two as the deep fielders comes a long way to his left

End of over 28 (7 runs) England 133/2 (137 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 6.22)
JE Root    10* (15b)      DR Smith    5-0-23-1
MJ Lumb    76* (85b 5x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    6-0-23-1

Sebastian Lee: "for the first time in a while I feel relaxed watching England bat, and I think its all down to the way Michael Lumb has played to think it was four years ago that he started playing for England, and it has taken them this long to get him into the longer format is astonishing."

28.1

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, back of a length just outside off stump, forced to long-off

28.2

Sammy to Root, 1 run, touch short and Root is quickly back to pull to deep square

28.3

Sammy to Lumb, 2 runs, back of a length and pushed out gently to deep cover, wide of the fielder for an easy two

28.4

Sammy to Lumb, FOUR, this is too wide and Lumb is able to reach across and steer it wide of third man, nice controlled stroke

28.5

Sammy to Lumb, no run, full straight delivery, driven firmly back to the bowler

28.6

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, slower ball on leg stump whipped out to the deep fielder

End of over 29 (9 runs) England 142/2 (128 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.89, RRR: 6.09)
MJ Lumb    84* (90b 6x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    7-0-32-1
JE Root    11* (16b)      DR Smith    5-0-23-1

29.1

Smith to Lumb, FOUR, lovely stroke, back of a length only slightly outside off and Lumb hangs back and guides this fine of short third man, lovely control

29.2

Smith to Lumb, no run, cutter ends up being a low full toss but Lumb can only find cover

29.3

Smith to Lumb, 1 run, full just outside off, flicked down to long-on

29.4

Smith to Root, 1 run, short at the body but pulled only to long leg, bit of a freebie from Smith

29.5

Smith to Lumb, no run, yorker length, Lumb tries to angle it away but gets an edge into Ramdin's ankle, it rebounds to short long leg

29.6

Smith to Lumb, 1 run, full on the stumps, easily flicked out to deep midwicket

End of over 30 (7 runs) England 149/2 (121 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.96, RRR: 6.05)
MJ Lumb    90* (95b 7x4 2x6)      DR Smith    6-0-30-1
JE Root    12* (17b)      DJG Sammy    7-0-32-1

A brief wobble with those two wickets but England are back in control of this chase, knocking it around very easily. West Indies need wickets and fast, if these two take it down to 80 to win, it will surely be all over...

30.1

Sammy to Lumb, 1 leg bye, full at the pads, cry for lbw, it was going down with the angle, ball cannons down to third man

30.2

Sammy to Root, 1 run, touch short and easily pulled out to deep square leg

30.3

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, off stump on a length, Lumb tries to stay inside it and angle down to third man, gets a bottom edge that runs towards point and they steal a single

30.4

Sammy to Root, 1 run, length on off stump and easily worked out to deep midwicket, too many easy runs available

30.5

Sammy to Lumb, 2 runs, another simple couple with a little push in the gap wide of the sweeper

30.6

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, length ball just outside off, pushed firmly to deep cover

End of over 31 (7 runs) England 156/2 (114 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.03, RRR: 6.00)
MJ Lumb    94* (99b 7x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    8-0-38-1
JE Root    14* (19b)      DR Smith    6-0-30-1

Change of bowling, here's Dwyane Bravo...

31.1

DJ Bravo to Lumb, no run, full just outside off, driven to cover

31.2

DJ Bravo to Lumb, 1 run, slower straighter ball, worked into midwicket for an easy run

31.3

DJ Bravo to Root, 1 run, stays around to Root who pushes a low full toss down to long-off

31.4

DJ Bravo to Lumb, no run, goes to cut just outside off and misses

31.5

DJ Bravo to Lumb, no run, nice slower ball that has Lumb groping just outside off and missing

31.6

DJ Bravo to Lumb, no run, another cutter, this is pushed firmly to extra-cover on the front foot

End of over 32 (2 runs) England 158/2 (112 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.93, RRR: 6.22)
MJ Lumb    95* (104b 7x4 2x6)      DJ Bravo    4-0-23-0
JE Root    15* (20b)      DJG Sammy    8-0-38-1

32.1

Sammy to Root, 1 run, full length from just outside off, pushed down to long-on

32.2

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, back of a length wide of off stump, cut very firmly but Smith at backward point can only parry it, poor work, only a single conceded though

32.3

Sammy to Root, no run, back on his stumps, guides a full ball to short third man

32.4

Sammy to Root, 1 run, fuller ball, Root was looking to work to leg but got a big thick edge that looped only just over cover, very lucky

32.5

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, back of a length and turned down to long-on, easy runs

32.6

Sammy to Root, 1 run, back of a length, pushed firmly to the long-on man again

England take drinks in full control of this chase, just over a hundred to win and scoring very easily...

End of over 33 (5 runs) England 163/2 (107 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.93, RRR: 6.29)
JE Root    18* (24b)      DJG Sammy    9-0-43-1
MJ Lumb    97* (106b 7x4 2x6)      DJ Bravo    4-0-23-0

Ryan: "Dare I say, there is life after the Kaypies, Swannies and Trotties. Come on England!"

33.1

DJ Bravo to Root, 1 run, back of a length, worked down to long leg

33.2

DJ Bravo to Lumb, 1 run, full length on the stumps, turned into square leg and they take a flashing single

33.3

DJ Bravo to Root, no run, slower ball at the leg stump, flicked slowly to midwicket

33.4

DJ Bravo to Root, 1 wide, short down the leg side, pulled and missed, that was miles down leg, brief cry for caught behind but that ball did not deserve a wicket that's for sure

33.4

DJ Bravo to Root, no run, slower ball on leg stump, rolled back towards the bowler

33.5

DJ Bravo to Root, 2 runs, similar delivery, this time Root picks it and steers a flick wide of long-on for an easy couple

33.6

DJ Bravo to Root, no run, length on off stump, Root leans forward and drops this into the covers

End of over 34 (5 runs) England 168/2 (102 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.94, RRR: 6.37)
JE Root    21* (29b)      DJ Bravo    5-0-28-0
MJ Lumb    98* (107b 7x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    9-0-43-1

34.1

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, full length just outside off, driven out to deep cover

34.2

Sammy to Root, no run, forward just outside off, pushed back up the wicket

34.3

Sammy to Root, 1 run, back of a length pulled hard, deep square does well coming to his left and saves two

Lumb on 99 but he'll have to wait because the physio is coming out to have a look at Darren Sammy's back, he looks in a bit of pain...

34.4

Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, back of a length just outside off, steered wide of cover for a quick single and that's Lumb's century! What a fabulous effort, a hundred on ODI debut just the second man after Dennis Amiss to do that for England

34.5

Sammy to Root, no run, full just outside off, pushed firmly to cover

34.6

Sammy to Root, no run, length delivery just outside off, driven off a bottom edge back to the bowler

That's me for the day, well played Lumb, Gnasher to see out the England chase...

End of over 35 (3 runs) England 171/2 (99 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.88, RRR: 6.60)
JE Root    22* (33b)      DJG Sammy    10-0-46-1
MJ Lumb    100* (109b 7x4 2x6)      DJ Bravo    5-0-28-0

Cheers Alex. Superb innings from Lumb. Powerplay time.

35.1

DJ Bravo to Lumb, 1 run, almost a catch straight, he chips a full delivery down the ground but fortunately for Lumb it landed short of long-off

35.2

DJ Bravo to Root, 1 run, round the wicket, full outside off, driven into the covers where there's a diving save but he can't stop the single

35.3

DJ Bravo to Lumb, 2 runs, goes in the air over cover this time, not perfectly timed, and it plugs in the outfield

Shanay: "Why is Eoin Morgan not playing?" He has a knee problem

35.4

DJ Bravo to Lumb, no run, very full, dug out to point...Root was racing up for the single but was sent back just in time

35.5

DJ Bravo to Lumb, 2 runs, full outside off, goes up and over the off side again and again it stops in the outfield...safe shot once it clears the ring

35.6

DJ Bravo to Lumb, no run, slower ball outside off, 105kph/65mph, pushed firmly to point

Daniel Alexande: "What a day for left-handed top order batsmen, Dhawan 94, Sangakkara with a class century and now Lumb"

End of over 36 (6 runs) England 177/2 (93 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.91, RRR: 6.64)
MJ Lumb    105* (114b 7x4 2x6)      DJ Bravo    6-0-34-0
JE Root    23* (34b)      DJG Sammy    10-0-46-1

Required rate just creeping up, but plenty of wickets in hand. Narine has five overs. That could be key. For now, it's Ravi Rampaul

36.1

Rampaul to Root, 1 run, dabbed square into the off side

Will be interesting to see if Narine bowls his last five in one block

36.2

Rampaul to Lumb, no run, over the wicket, full, driven to mid-off

36.3

Rampaul to Lumb, 1 run, outside leg stump, he aims to work it off his pads and gets a leading edge back over the bowler's head...another cutter slower ball

36.4

Rampaul to Root, no run, goes for the pull, can only find midwicket

36.5

Rampaul to Root, 1 run, shapes into Root from a full length, worked down the ground to long on

36.6

Rampaul to Lumb, OUT, there's the breakthrough! He advances down the pitch, it's a short of a length delivery, he drives to drive it over cover but can only pick out the fielder

MJ Lumb c DJ Bravo b Rampaul 106 (160m 117b 7x4 2x6) SR: 90.59

Superb hundred from Lumb. He's shaken up things at the top of England's order. Now then. New batsmen in and Narine looming. This is still game on.

End of over 37 (3 runs) England 180/3 (90 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.86, RRR: 6.92)
     R Rampaul    6-0-23-1
JE Root    25* (37b)      DJ Bravo    6-0-34-0

Ben Stokes, who was No. 3 in Australia, is at No. 5. And here's Narine

37.1

Narine to Root, no run, finds a leading edge straight away, a full delivery which Root tried to work through the leg side

Slip in place. Bravo can sense their moment

37.2

Narine to Root, no run, beaten! Extra bounce this time, goes over the top edge as he tries to cut. Knuckle ball

37.3

Narine to Root, 1 run, gets across the stumps, turns it to short fine-leg and Stokes calls for the sharp run

37.4

Narine to Stokes, no run, this one spins back into the left hander, cramps him for room as he plays to the off side

37.5

Narine to Stokes, no run, more turn, takes him on the pads, bobbles wide of slip

This won't be easy for England

37.6

Narine to Stokes, 2 runs, some aggression as he goes down for the slog sweep, fetches it from outside off and sends it over straight midwicket

Sai: "Oh man!! This is going to get tough now. With Lumb gone and Rampaul and Narine has still 9 overs to go, I believe WI already won the match"

End of over 38 (3 runs) England 183/3 (87 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.81, RRR: 7.25)
BA Stokes    2* (3b)      SP Narine    6-0-22-0
JE Root    26* (40b)      R Rampaul    6-0-23-1

38.1

Rampaul to Root, FOUR, that helps for England! Picks up a length delivery outside off and lofts it over midwicket, one bounce over the rope

38.2

Rampaul to Root, no run, a touch fuller this time, opens the face and finds short third man

38.3

Rampaul to Root, 1 run, shuffles towards leg to create some room, but then just taps a full delivery into the covers

Required rate over seven. Moves quickly at this stage of the innings

38.4

Rampaul to Stokes, 2 runs, short on leg stump, not a great delivery, pulled away behind square

38.5

Rampaul to Stokes, 1 wide, down the leg side, poor ball...Stokes doesn't connect with his shovel/pull but England get an extra ball

38.5

Rampaul to Stokes, 1 run, short on leg stump again, pulled to deep square

38.6

Rampaul to Root, no run, excellent yorker, Root does well to dig it out

End of over 39 (9 runs) England 192/3 (78 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.92, RRR: 7.09)
JE Root    31* (44b 1x4)      R Rampaul    7-0-32-1
BA Stokes    5* (5b)      SP Narine    6-0-22-0

39.1

Narine to Stokes, no run, pushed to backward point

39.2

Narine to Stokes, OUT, and another! Or so it seems. Narine appears to have bowled him as he went for the sweep. Stokes isn't sure, thinks it may have come off the keeper. We'll see in a moment as the umpires check. Yep, that's just clipped leg stump

BA Stokes b Narine 5 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

And so the pressure starts to show on England. During a Powerplay. Seen that somewhere before. Stuart Broad lauded Ravi Bopara as a finisher yesterday, it will be down to him and Jos Buttler to get England home from here.

It's Buttler at No. 6. He's not at his best starting against spin.

39.3

Narine to Buttler, no run, beaten first ball! And Bravo is excited about an edge. It's not out. Buttler fiddling outside off to one that spun away

39.4

Narine to Buttler, no run, onto the back foot, worked to the leg side

39.5

Narine to Buttler, no run, full on middle, tapped back down the pitch

39.6

Narine to Buttler, no run, close! Appeal for lbw. This was the offspinner, Buttler lunged forward and was taken on the pad. Turned too much.

Wicket maiden for Narine. Superb stuff. A Powerplay of 21 for 2 by England.

End of over 40 (wicket maiden) England 192/4 (78 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.80, RRR: 7.80)
JC Buttler    0* (4b)      SP Narine    7-1-22-1
JE Root    31* (44b 1x4)      R Rampaul    7-0-32-1

40.1

Rampaul to Root, 1 run, worked away from outside off into the leg side...Root wanted a second but deep midwicket was quickly off the boundary

40.2

Rampaul to Buttler, no run, comes forward, pushed to the off side

40.3

Rampaul to Buttler, 1 run, worked off the stumps down to long on

Matthew: "England once again mucking a youngster about early in his career. First Root was being moved all over the order, and now Stokes is not being given a clear role. Is he meant to bat and play through the innings at number three? Play as an all-rounder at number seven or eight? Rescue England's dire efforts at number five or six?"

40.4

Rampaul to Root, FOUR, good piece of timing, and it's misfield on the deep square-leg boundary by Dwayne Smith...strong flicked off his pads, but it should have been two at most

40.5

Rampaul to Root, 1 run, and this one is heading his way, again, and this time he keeps them to a single

40.6

Rampaul to Buttler, 1 run, low full toss which is flicked down the ground

Andy: "I wonder why I keep hearing that any chase at 7 an over is 'under control' - This may well be the case for the Indians and Australians of this world, but that runrate for England is usually like trying to iceskate uphill." They do know how to make life tough, that's for sure

End of over 41 (8 runs) England 200/4 (70 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.87, RRR: 7.77)
JC Buttler    2* (7b)      R Rampaul    8-0-40-1
JE Root    37* (47b 2x4)      SP Narine    7-1-22-1

Three overs left for Narine

41.1

Narine to Buttler, no run, pushed off the back foot to point...not sure Buttler picks him at all

41.2

Narine to Buttler, no run, prodding forward with no certainty, rolls towards slip off a thick edge

Sammy is back on the field, by the way

41.3

Narine to Buttler, FOUR, ah, well, he's played this pretty well! Brings out the reverse sweep and sends it rocketing through point. Rolled his wrists very nicely

41.4

Narine to Buttler, 1 leg bye, big turn! Spins down the leg side, Ramdin can't take it

41.5

Narine to Root, OUT, he's on a roll! Root goes for the sweep, the ball loops off the glove and gives the keeper a simple catch

JE Root c †Ramdin b Narine 37 (86m 48b 2x4 0x6) SR: 77.08

England tottering now. Over to Bopara in his 100th ODI

41.6

Narine to Bopara, no run, beats him! Lovely delivery, grips and does just enough to beat the outside. Nervy

Bopara's previous attempt to see England over the line in an ODI in Adelaide was not a great success

End of over 42 (5 runs) England 205/5 (65 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.88, RRR: 8.12)
RS Bopara    0* (1b)      SP Narine    8-1-26-2
JC Buttler    6* (11b 1x4)      R Rampaul    8-0-40-1

42.1

DJ Bravo to Buttler, no run, short outside off, slapped to cover

42.2

DJ Bravo to Buttler, 2 runs, very full, dug out through midwicket and with the lack of pace to allow a second

42.3

DJ Bravo to Buttler, no run, tries to force it through the off side but he's cramped for room

42.4

DJ Bravo to Buttler, 2 runs, ugly delivery, low full toss on leg stump, so two is not a bad result for West Indies as Buttler flicks to deep square-leg

42.5

DJ Bravo to Buttler, 2 runs, low full toss again, aiming for the yorker, and another sprinted couple made by Buttler's insistence

All I'll say is that Ravi and run-outs have gone together in the past

42.6

DJ Bravo to Buttler, OUT, that really changes things! West Indies favourites now. Buttler trying to clear the off side, it was a slower ball, rolls his fingers across it, there's no timing in the shot and it lobs to mid-off

JC Buttler c Holder b DJ Bravo 12 (15m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.58

West Indies game now. England, again, throwing away a solid position in a chase. But credit to the pressure applied by WI in last half an hour. Bravo has been very good as captain.

End of over 43 (6 runs) England 211/6 (59 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.90, RRR: 8.42)
     DJ Bravo    7-0-40-1
RS Bopara    0* (1b)      SP Narine    8-1-26-2

43.1

Narine to Bresnan, no run, beaten as he tries to cut his first ball

43.2

Narine to Bresnan, 1 run, worked off the back towards mid-on

43.3

Narine to Bopara, no run, sharp spin into Bopara who traps it between bat and pad

43.4

Narine to Bopara, no run, very full and he can only dig it out back to the bowler

43.5

Narine to Bopara, no run, full outside off, driven hard into the ground and stopped with a dive at cover. Crowd catch.

43.6

Narine to Bopara, 1 run, worked into the leg side...just two from the over. England suffocating.

End of over 44 (2 runs) England 213/6 (57 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.84, RRR: 9.50)
RS Bopara    1* (5b)      SP Narine    9-1-28-2
TT Bresnan    1* (2b)      DJ Bravo    7-0-40-1

44.1

DJ Bravo to Bopara, 1 run, full on leg stump, clipped to deep square

England need a few boundaries (stating the obvious, from me)

44.2

DJ Bravo to Bresnan, 1 run, slower ball outside off, dropped square towards point

44.3

DJ Bravo to Bopara, 1 wide, fired down the leg side, a little bonus for England

44.3

DJ Bravo to Bopara, 1 run, driven to the left of mid-off

44.4

DJ Bravo to Bresnan, 1 run, 107kph/66mph, tucked into midwicket

44.5

DJ Bravo to Bopara, 1 run, full at the stumps, hint of shape into him, driven up to mid-off

44.6

DJ Bravo to Bresnan, 1 run, touch more bounce this time, Bresnan takes his bottom hand off the bat as he turns it through square leg

End of over 45 (7 runs) England 220/6 (50 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.88, RRR: 10.00)
TT Bresnan    4* (5b)      DJ Bravo    8-0-47-1
RS Bopara    4* (8b)      SP Narine    9-1-28-2

45.1

Narine to Bresnan, no run, bounce for Narine, beats Bresnan over the top edge

45.2

Narine to Bresnan, 1 run, comes forward and prods the leg side, Narine moves across to field and makes a direct hit but Bresnan is safe

45.3

Narine to Bopara, 1 run, goes onto the back foot, it's a shorter delivery and he guides it out to deep point

45.4

Narine to Bresnan, 1 wide, speared down the leg side

45.4

Narine to Bresnan, 1 wide, ooh, called wide again. Outside off this time. May have been harsh. Very tight call. Bresnan missed his cut

45.4

Narine to Bresnan, no run, a ripper! Bresnan had no idea. Spins away from short of a length and beats him all ends up

45.5

Narine to Bresnan, no run, and again! Wonderful stuff from Narine. Bresnan hasn't got a clue as he fiddles at it while standing on leg stump

Narine's last ball

45.6

Narine to Bresnan, FOUR, well, that's a bonus for England as Narine loses his line onto leg stump and Bresnan tickles him very fine

End of over 46 (8 runs) England 228/6 (42 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.95, RRR: 10.50)
TT Bresnan    9* (10b 1x4)      SP Narine    10-1-36-2
RS Bopara    5* (9b)      DJ Bravo    8-0-47-1

46.1

DJ Bravo to Bopara, no run, full on middle and off, blocked to the covers. Priceless dot.

Ramdin coming up to the stumps

46.2

DJ Bravo to Bopara, 1 run, good delivery, very full, only bunted towards mid-off

46.3

DJ Bravo to Bresnan, no run, superbly bowled, a slower ball and Bresnan was about a day early on his attempt to pull

46.4

DJ Bravo to Bresnan, 1 run, makes contract, heaves it from outside off but only finds deep square-leg

40 off 20 needed. Tough.

Five fielders inside the ring on the off side

46.5

DJ Bravo to Bopara, 2 runs, slower ball outside off, Bopara fetches it through midwicket and places it for a couple

46.6

DJ Bravo to Bopara, 1 run, driven very powerful back at Bravo who takes most of the pace off it in his follow through

37 needed off the last three.

End of over 47 (5 runs) England 233/6 (37 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.95, RRR: 12.33)
RS Bopara    9* (13b)      DJ Bravo    9-0-52-1
TT Bresnan    10* (12b 1x4)      SP Narine    10-1-36-2

Ravi Rampaul into the attack. Sammy setting the fields.

47.1

Rampaul to Bopara, no run, that was there to put away, length angling into the pad but Bopara misses out

Boundaries well protected on the leg side

47.2

Rampaul to Bopara, 2 runs, he fluffs this into the leg side, heaving across the line, and long-on can't stop two

47.3

Rampaul to Bopara, 1 run, uses his feet, but it's fired it at his toes and he can only clip to deep square

sandeep: "Interesting strategy by England. If they opened the bowling with Root because it helps spin, why did they not use Bopara at all? They persisted with Jordan and they will lose this game because of that decision." On such decisions...

47.4

Rampaul to Bresnan, 1 run, short of a length, at the body, bobbles very close to the stumps but Bopara calls him through...mighty close to the woodwork as it flicked the flap of the pad

47.5

Rampaul to Bopara, 1 run, deceived by a slower ball, was shaping for a big blow over the leg side but was through his shot and the ball just dribbles to the on side

47.6

Rampaul to Bresnan, 1 wide, short, down the leg side

47.6

Rampaul to Bresnan, 1 wide, and another wide, Bresnan shuffled across his crease and perhaps that put Rampaul off...the ball slipped down leg

47.6

Rampaul to Bresnan, 1 run, walks way outside leg, the ball follows him and he pulls to deep midwicket

End of over 48 (8 runs) England 241/6 (29 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.02, RRR: 14.50)
TT Bresnan    12* (14b 1x4)      R Rampaul    9-0-48-1
RS Bopara    13* (17b)      DJ Bravo    9-0-52-1

48.1

DJ Bravo to Bresnan, no run, terrific delivery, full outside off, Bresnan jabs over the top of it

48.2

DJ Bravo to Bresnan, 1 run, low full toss, he swings hard but can only find long on

Just unable to find the boundary often enough late on

48.3

DJ Bravo to Bopara, 2 runs, this one is out of the middle, drilled down to long on where Simmons does well to knock the ball back in before he steps over the boundary...sharp work

48.4

DJ Bravo to Bopara, 1 run, a length ball, but only costs a single down to the busy Simmons

48.5

DJ Bravo to Bresnan, 1 run, yorker, at leg stump, doesn't go further than the fielding circle. Yorkers still work. Who'd have thought

48.6

DJ Bravo to Bopara, 2 runs, low full toss, Bopara gets plenty of height on this straight down the ground...falls between two fielders

End of over 49 (7 runs) England 248/6 (22 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.06, RRR: 22.00)
RS Bopara    18* (20b)      DJ Bravo    10-0-59-1
TT Bresnan    14* (17b 1x4)      R Rampaul    9-0-48-1

So 22 off the last over. Just keep it full and straight, Ravi (Rampaul)

49.1

Rampaul to Bresnan, no run, well, he goes back of a length and beats him as he tries to heave to leg side

49.2

Rampaul to Bresnan, 1 bye, connects with fresh air again, fuller delivery and it scoots past leg stump. They run a bye to the keeper. That's fine for West Indies.

Weldon : "As a West Indian, I have not had that scent of victory in such a long time. It smells so good!" Enjoy

49.3

Rampaul to Bopara, 2 runs, pulled into the leg side, deep square leg gets around the boundary

Three sixes for tie? No, I don't think so either

49.4

Rampaul to Bopara, 2 runs, angling into the pads, flicked away and for all the world it appeared to have split deep square and fine leg but it's another excellent flick-back on the boundary...Powell this time

49.5

Rampaul to Bopara, no run, down the track, head in the air, heave to leg. Misses.

17 off one. Needs to be a big hit to win from here.

49.6

Rampaul to Bopara, 1 run, dragged down short, pulled out to deep midwicket...all done and dusted

West Indies win by 15 runs having twice been miles behind in the contest. They are fought, scrapped and battled brilliantly with bat and ball. Dwayne Bravo crucial with both. Darren Sammy, too. Sunil Narine out-foxed plenty of England's batsmen. Title for a book: How to lose a match from 45 for 4 and then from 180 for 2. Stay with us for the presentation ceremony shortly. Dave Townsend: "How is Ashley Giles's CV looking this evening?"

Great to see joy and smiles on the face of West Indian supporters in the crowd. And they won this match without Gayle, Samuels, Pollard and Roach. What about England? Well, the two debutants did very well. James Tredwell was excellent. But the rest has serious question marks: the pace bowling and the middle order. They were very good for 20 overs of each innings, so maybe hope for T20 after all?

Presentation time: Stuart Broad "I'd say up to 40 overs we were fantastic, certainly the first 30. We conceded 100 off last seven, credit to West Indies batsmen but we need to get better. We probably didn't react to conditions as well as we could. It's not all doom and gloom. It was a huge achievement for Michael Lumb on debut. I wouldn't look too much at the batting, it's the last 10 with the ball that hurt us. It's about cutting out mistakes with the ball.

Dwayne Bravo: "It was a great team effort. We didn't start well, but then Simmons and myself laid a platform. Over 250 we back our bowlers. In the last 15 I told the guys we would win the game. Narine had five overs. We know once the run rate starts to go up it will be difficult. If we hold our nerve we will win. We can improve, definitely.

And Bravo is also the Man of the Match. Right, that just about wraps things up for today. It's 1-0 to West Indies. It was a good match with plenty of ebbs and flows. We'll be back on Sunday for the next contest but, for now, from Andrew McGlashan and Alex Winter it's goodnight.

End of over 50 (6 runs) England 254/6 (16 runs required)
RS Bopara    23* (24b)      R Rampaul    10-0-53-1
TT Bresnan    14* (19b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    10-0-59-1
Series Results
West Indies v England at North Sound - Mar 5, 2014
England won by 25 runs
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England won by 3 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
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Joe Root dives to save a shot from Lendl Simmons' bat, West Indies v England, 1st ODI, North Sound, February 28, 2014

Joe Root dives to save a shot from Lendl Simmons' bat

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Jos Buttler could only find mid-off, West Indies v England, 1st ODI, North Sound, February 28, 2014

Jos Buttler could only find mid-off

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