England tour of West Indies, 3rd ODI: West Indies v England at North Sound, Mar 5, 2014
0.2

DJ Bravo to Ali, 1 run, nips back of a length, tucked into the leg side and he's off the mark as well

England 2/0   MM Ali 1* (1b)
1.1

Rampaul to Ali, no run, nice looking drive, full outside off and he comes onto the front to drive to cover

1.2

Rampaul to Ali, no run, pulls the length back, keeps it outside off, defended to the off side

1.3

Rampaul to Ali, no run, that's a beauty, draws Moeen onto the front foot and beats the edge with a hint of swing

1.4

Rampaul to Ali, 3 runs, punchy back-foot drive from Moeen, short-of-a-length ball outside off and he stood tall to place it through the covers

England 5/0   MM Ali 4* (5b)
2.1

DJ Bravo to Ali, no run, pushed across outside off, left alone...not miles away from a wide

2.2

DJ Bravo to Ali, no run, beats the edge again, swings away from Moeen and lulls him into pushing at it away from his body

2.3

DJ Bravo to Ali, no run, full on off stump, pushed firmly back to Bravo in his follow through

2.4

DJ Bravo to Ali, 3 runs, and he works it through the leg side, a length ball that he pushes straight of mid-on...gives Samuels a chase to test out that groin

England 12/0   MM Ali 7* (9b)
3.1

Rampaul to Ali, 2 runs, short outside off, poor delivery on this surface, Moeen drives it off the back foot through the covers although doesn't get perfect timing

3.2

Rampaul to Ali, 1 wide, very wide outside off, and called so by the umpire

3.2

Rampaul to Ali, 1 run, picks the gap through the off side again, there's a sweeper on the cover boundary

England 16/0   MM Ali 10* (11b)
4.1

DJ Bravo to Ali, 1 run, and now Moeen flays one through the off side, threw his arms into the wide delivery but it went straight to the cover sweeper

4.6

DJ Bravo to Ali, FOUR, oh, that's a superb piece of timing. An elegant back-foot drive to a short of a length delivery, no big follow-through this time. Just a punch. Not easy on a slow pitch

England 34/0   MM Ali 15* (13b 1x4)
6.2

DJ Bravo to Ali, 1 run, picks out deep square with another pull...too much short stuff so far

England 37/0   MM Ali 16* (14b 1x4)
7.1

Rampaul to Ali, 1 wide, outside leg stump, called a wide

7.1

Rampaul to Ali, FOUR, nicely placed, on leg stump again and he glances it fine with a flick of the wrists. Just has the pace on it to beat deep square running around

7.2

Rampaul to Ali, 1 run, presses forward and gets a thick, but controlled, outside edge to third man

7.4

Rampaul to Ali, 1 run, works this from around off stump into the leg side

England 45/2   MM Ali 22* (17b 2x4)
8.1

DJ Bravo to Ali, 1 run, short on off stump, pulled out to deep square

England 46/2   MM Ali 23* (18b 2x4)
9.1

Rampaul to Ali, no run, short outside off, driven from the back foot to cover

9.2

Rampaul to Ali, no run, punched out to cover

9.3

Rampaul to Ali, no run, full outside off, left alone

9.4

Rampaul to Ali, 1 run, back of a length and sliding down the leg side, Moeen chips it aerially off his hips through a vacant square leg

England 53/2   MM Ali 24* (22b 2x4)
10.1

Sammy to Ali, 2 runs, drops short and at the body, Moeen scoops it away through midwicket, not totally in control but safe enough for a couple into the deep

10.2

Sammy to Ali, no run, angled across from over the wicket, comes forward to defend

10.3

Sammy to Ali, 1 run, slightly wide of the stumps, opens the face and runs a single through backward point

10.5

Sammy to Ali, 1 run, on the stumps, worked behind square on the leg side

England 59/2   MM Ali 28* (26b 2x4)
11.1

Smith to Ali, no run, pushed across, off-stump line, tapped defensively into the covers

11.2

Smith to Ali, 1 run, sticks in the pitch a little as Moeen drives on the up, slightly aerial through mid-on but wide of the bowler, single down the ground

11.6

Smith to Ali, no run, full and around off stump, Moeen can't pierce the cover field on the drive

England 65/2   MM Ali 29* (29b 2x4)
12.2

Sammy to Ali, 2 runs, goes round the wicket, Moeen walks across his stumps and fiddles a couple through square leg

12.3

Sammy to Ali, 1 run, in the channel outside off, opens the face for a single behind point

England 69/2   MM Ali 32* (31b 2x4)
13.1

Narine to Ali, no run, tossed up outside off, regular offbreak and Moeen lets it go

13.2

Narine to Ali, 1 run, floated up, full and slow around off stump, meets it at the pitch and drives on through the covers

13.6

Narine to Ali, no run, skidding on a little quicker, possibly a carrom ball, defended into the off side

England 71/2   MM Ali 33* (34b 2x4)
14.2

Sammy to Ali, 2 runs, dug in short and Mooen ramps the ball neatly over backward point for a couple, controlled shot though the cover sweeper comes round to prevent four

14.3

Sammy to Ali, 1 run, round the wicket and on the pads, flicked behind square for one

14.6

Sammy to Ali, 2 leg byes, Ramdin is up to the stumps again, this flicks the pad down the leg side, maybe a tickle of bat too, they run well for a couple more

England 78/2   MM Ali 36* (37b 2x4)
15.3

Narine to Ali, 1 run, drops this short, gentle turn away from the left-handed Moeen, who stands upright and punches through cover

15.6

Narine to Ali, no run, a jaffa from Narine, beats everything! Pitched on off and held its line, Moeen played around it, missed the inside edge and must have bounced an inch over the stumps, at most

England 83/2   MM Ali 37* (39b 2x4)
16.2

Miller to Ali, no run, goes over the wicket, comes forward and defends

16.3

Miller to Ali, no run, tossed up outside off stump, goes down on one knee to sweep hard and flat but straight at backward square

16.4

Miller to Ali, FOUR, lovely stroke from Moeen, lifts the sense of torpor that was just beginning to set in, Miller was a little short and wide and this was threaded through point for a welcome boundary

16.5

Miller to Ali, no run, defended into the leg side

16.6

Miller to Ali, no run, tossed up on the stumps and swept, again can't beat the man

England 88/2   MM Ali 41* (44b 3x4)
17.3

Narine to Ali, 1 run, squirts off the outside edge, to the excitement of Narine, through backward point for a single

England 90/2   MM Ali 42* (45b 3x4)
18.1

Miller to Ali, no run, tossed up around off, driven into the ground back to the bowler

18.2

Miller to Ali, 1 run, flighted, again Moeen comes forward and punches past the bowler for a single to long-on

18.5

Miller to Ali, 1 wide, now a missed stumping from Ramdin! Called a wide, the delivery down the leg side, but the ball clanged out of iron gloves with Moeen scrambling back to regain his ground

18.5

Miller to Ali, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, clips one safely off his pads this time

England 94/2   MM Ali 44* (48b 3x4)
19.2

Samuels to Ali, 1 run, round the wicket, tossed up and punched back down the ground

19.5

Samuels to Ali, no run, slides on with the arm, muted appeal for lbw

19.6

Samuels to Ali, SIX, tossed up and this time Moeen climbs into it, power to go alongside his grace, launching a slog-sweep over deep midwicket - that's a decent way to bring up your first international half-century

England 106/2   MM Ali 51* (51b 3x4 1x6)
21.1

Samuels to Ali, 1 run, short from Samuels, sits up for Moeen to pull flat through midwicket to the boundary rider

21.3

Samuels to Ali, no run, goes back and the ball straightens a touch, hits the pad as he works across the line

21.4

Samuels to Ali, no run, again skids on with the arm, hit on the front pad trying to sweep, outside the line

21.5

Samuels to Ali, no run, floated up quite wide, draws a loose waft from Moeen, who doesn't get a touch on it as Ramdin collects

21.6

Samuels to Ali, 1 run, flat and darted outside off, uses the feet and tickles a single through the covers

England 113/2   MM Ali 53* (56b 3x4 1x6)
22.1

Miller to Ali, 2 runs, tossed up and worked with the spin through midwicket, into a gap for a couple

22.2

Miller to Ali, no run, full and flighted, pushed back down the track

22.3

Miller to Ali, OUT, touch more air, drives off the inside half of the bat - straight back to the bowler! Miller makes lite work of the catch, a dolly, really, and Moeen has tossed away a big score, having looked very comfortable. Maybe just did his a touch in the flight... ends a stand worth 78

MM Ali c & b Miller 55 (92m 59b 3x4 1x6) SR: 93.22

England 115/3   MM Ali 55 (59b 3x4 1x6)
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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

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