23.2

Narine to Buttler, no run, floated up and Buttler gets on the front foot to defend calmly enough

23.3

Narine to Buttler, no run, zips one past the outside edge into Ramdin's hands as the batsman plays back

23.4

Narine to Buttler, no run, on the stumps this time, another doosra I think, Buttler defends on the back foot

23.5

Narine to Buttler, no run, quicker carrom ball outside off, steered to short third man

23.6

Narine to Buttler, no run, goes back and opens the face, again can't get the ball past the ring

England 116/4   JC Buttler 0* (5b)

24.2

Miller to Buttler, no run, floated up and defended around off

24.3

Miller to Buttler, no run, nicely flighted from Miller, presses forward in defence again

24.4

Miller to Buttler, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives wide of mid-off, slightly set back, they get one

24.6

Miller to Buttler, no run, tossed up and driven into the covers, it's a bump ball but the crowd cheers the catch, Buttler just shakes his head

England 119/4   JC Buttler 1* (9b)

25.2

Narine to Buttler, no run, outside off, plays a cut shot off the back foot but fails to connect

25.3

Narine to Buttler, no run, comes forward to defend

25.4

Narine to Buttler, 2 runs, slides on down the leg side, turns it into the ground wide of leg slip for a couple

25.5

Narine to Buttler, 1 run, Buttler doesn't pick the doosra, gets a leading edge as he tries to turn to leg, the fielder in the covers is sleeping though and they scamper one

England 123/4   JC Buttler 4* (13b)

26.2

Miller to Buttler, 1 run, on the front foot, dabs another single down the ground

26.6

Miller to Buttler, FOUR, Buttler sweeps, plays it well and keeps it down towards fine leg for a welcome boundary

England 131/4   JC Buttler 9* (15b 1x4)

27.4

Samuels to Buttler, 1 run, comes forward, another single to long-on

England 133/4   JC Buttler 10* (16b 1x4)

28.2

Miller to Buttler, no run, floated up on the stumps, driven back down the track to the bowler

28.3

Miller to Buttler, 1 run, dabbed through square on the leg side

28.5

Miller to Buttler, FOUR, there's the power from Buttler, sitting back and playing a wristy drive from the crease, muscles it through the covers and there's no protection, four

28.6

Miller to Buttler, no run, tossed up, straightening on leg stump, Buttler blocks from the crease

England 141/4   JC Buttler 15* (20b 2x4)

29.6

Samuels to Buttler, 2 runs, deftly steered fine for a couple, Buttler opening the face and running the ball past the keeper

England 150/4   JC Buttler 17* (21b 2x4)

30.3

Miller to Buttler, FOUR, drops back, the delivery was a touch short and Buttler picks up another boundary with a wristy cut through backward point

30.4

Miller to Buttler, no run, tossed up, fuller and straighter, leans out to defend

30.5

Miller to Buttler, no run, works this off the pads to midwicket

30.6

Miller to Buttler, no run, again flighted on the stumps, little slower, Buttler shows it a solid forward defensive

England 155/4   JC Buttler 21* (25b 3x4)

31.3

Samuels to Buttler, no run, length ball, bit of extra turn and bounce and Buttler is struck on the thigh trying to play across the line

31.4

Samuels to Buttler, 1 run, slightly shorter, Buttler plays to long-on from back in the crease

31.6

Samuels to Buttler, no run, plays a late cut, possibly cramped for room, Ramdin celebrates immediately, throwing the ball into the air... Samuels was pretty non-committal and Erasmus looks totally uninterested before raising his finger almost as an afterthought. Buttler, is flabbergasted and calls for the review. This is going to be difficult, the ball went past the bat very close to the keeper, the angle prevents a clear view of it... There's no Hot Spot, so they're going on audio and visuals, which seem inconclusive. However, the third umpire, Rod Tucker, decides that Buttler didn't hit it, so Erasmus has his decision overturned

England 160/4   JC Buttler 22* (28b 3x4)

32.3

Miller to Buttler, no run, goes back and attempts to cut, can't get it away

32.4

Miller to Buttler, 1 run, driven down the ground for one

32.6

Miller to Buttler, 1 run, Buttler plays the sweep too, gets hit on the glove and it bobbles fine of the short fine leg fielder

England 164/4   JC Buttler 24* (31b 3x4)

33.1

DJ Bravo to Buttler, 1 run, digs this in short, testing Buttler on the bouncer again, hooks down through square leg

33.6

DJ Bravo to Buttler, 1 run, drops short, shoulder height down the leg side, rolls the wrists on a pull to deep backward square

England 169/4   JC Buttler 26* (33b 3x4)

34.1

Miller to Buttler, no run, tucked into midwicket

34.2

Miller to Buttler, 1 run, flicked out through square leg

34.4

Miller to Buttler, no run, comes forward and drives to cover

34.5

Miller to Buttler, 1 run, gets his head over the line and works down the ground

England 172/4   JC Buttler 28* (37b 3x4)

35.2

DJ Bravo to Buttler, FOUR, lovely batting, comes forward and picks the gap between cover and mid-off with a fine piece of timing

35.3

DJ Bravo to Buttler, FOUR, short this time, he rocks back this time and pulls through midwicket

35.4

DJ Bravo to Buttler, no run, short ball outside off, Buttler thought about pull but then drops his hands and bat

35.5

DJ Bravo to Buttler, no run, dabbed to backward point

35.6

DJ Bravo to Buttler, 1 run, comes forward, outside off, opens the face to third man

England 184/4   JC Buttler 37* (42b 5x4)

36.1

Rampaul to Buttler, no run, full on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

36.2

Rampaul to Buttler, 1 run, gets a thick edge low past Buttler, Ramdin a little late and mistimed his dive

36.4

Rampaul to Buttler, 1 run, works from off stump down the ground to long-on

England 187/4   JC Buttler 39* (45b 5x4)

37.5

Narine to Buttler, no run, goes deep into the crease, the ball is slightly shorter, and worked to midwicket

37.6

Narine to Buttler, 1 run, back foot again, drives out through point to the sweeper

England 195/4   JC Buttler 40* (47b 5x4)

38.1

Rampaul to Buttler, 1 run, a strong flick off leg stump, travels a long way in the air but falls short of deep square-leg

38.5

Rampaul to Buttler, FOUR, brilliant from Buttler, walks across his stumps then scoops a short-of-a-length delivery over the keeper's head...this is very close to a six

38.6

Rampaul to Buttler, 1 run, full on leg stump, clipped off the pads to the left of short fine-leg

England 206/4   JC Buttler 46* (50b 6x4)

39.1

Narine to Buttler, no run, stretches well forward and drives to cover

39.2

Narine to Buttler, 1 run, brings out the reverse sweep, has to stretch a little as the ball spins towards leg but connects well to find deep cover

39.4

Narine to Buttler, no run, left alone outside off

39.5

Narine to Buttler, 1 run, rides a touch of extra bounce, worked behind square on the leg side

England 209/4   JC Buttler 48* (54b 6x4)

40.1

Sammy to Buttler, 1 run, driven very firmly, looks set to beat mid-off, but Rampaul pulls off a smart dive

40.3

Sammy to Buttler, 2 runs, tucked down the ground to long from outside off...he scampers a second to bring up a well-earned fifty

40.4

Sammy to Buttler, 1 run, starts to move to leg, but then stays in line with the stumps and flicks through midwicket

40.6

Sammy to Buttler, 2 runs, angled into the pads, this is well placed behind square and the second can't be stopped...brings up the hundred stand, a very well-paced effort from this pair

England 217/4   JC Buttler 54* (58b 6x4)

41.3

Simmons to Buttler, 1 run, a punchy drive out to deep cover

England 221/4   JC Buttler 55* (59b 6x4)

42.3

Sammy to Buttler, 2 runs, length ball, Buttler opens up the shoulders and swats out towards deep midwicket, doesn't quite get hold of it, couple to the sweeper

42.4

Sammy to Buttler, 1 run, pitched up on the stumps, clears the front leg and belabours down the ground, slightly underneath it but bounces safely towards long-on

42.6

Sammy to Buttler, SIX, now Buttler gets it out of the middle, down on one knee to mow the ball over long-on, the fielder gamely stretches an arm up on the jump but it's a good 10-12 feet over the rope - the Buttler serves

England 243/4   JC Buttler 64* (62b 6x4 1x6)

43.2

Narine to Buttler, 1 run, length ball skipping on outside off, comes forward and nudges into the covers

43.5

Narine to Buttler, no run, length, turned to leg from the crease

43.6

Narine to Buttler, no run, tossed up, spinning in from outside off, Buttler defends watchfully off the back foot

England 248/4   JC Buttler 65* (65b 6x4 1x6)

44.2

DJ Bravo to Buttler, no run, full and straight, does well to slam the bat down in time

44.3

DJ Bravo to Buttler, no run, another slower ball, outside off and Buttler swings and misses

44.4

DJ Bravo to Buttler, 1 run, gets on the front foot, pushes into a gap in the covers - that's the 250, a ripple of applause round the ground

44.6

DJ Bravo to Buttler, 1 run, pitched up on the stumps, Buttler clubs the ball viciously down the ground, just one thoough

England 252/4   JC Buttler 67* (69b 6x4 1x6)

45.1

Narine to Buttler, SIX, clears the ropes again! Strong bottom hand comes through as Narine tossed one up on the stumps, Buttler thumped it back down the ground and over long-on once more

45.2

Narine to Buttler, 1 run, full and outside off, Buttler reverses the hands and sweeps one wide of backward point

45.4

Narine to Buttler, FOUR, beats the fielder this time, powerful reverse sweep from Buttler! Too full from Narine and it's soon skittering away to deep backward point

45.5

Narine to Buttler, 1 run, comes forward and pushes a single through the covers

45.6

Narine to Buttler, SIX, another Dorothy, huuuuuuge blow from Buttler! Narine dropped short, the ball sat up and was carted out towards deep midwicket, looked like it might have rather too much air but it sailed comfortable beyond the rope

England 273/4   JC Buttler 85* (74b 7x4 3x6)

46.2

DJ Bravo to Buttler, 1 run, on the stumps, up in the blockhole again, clubbed to midwicket, who gets enough on it to keep them to one

46.5

DJ Bravo to Buttler, SIX, he's nailed another, over deep backward square leg this time! Actually, this may actually have been a top edge, slightly wide and Buttler threw the plumbing at it, sliced it over the boundary rope

46.6

DJ Bravo to Buttler, no run, pitched up and punched back down the track to the bowler

England 282/4   JC Buttler 92* (77b 7x4 4x6)

47.2

Narine to Buttler, 1 run, floated up outside off, opens the face and steers one towards point

47.6

Narine to Buttler, 1 run, pushed through a little quicker, pushed through midwicket for one more

England 288/4   JC Buttler 94* (79b 7x4 4x6)

48.1

DJ Bravo to Buttler, 2 runs, full and straight and smeared down the ground, a mishit, leading edge possible, but it sails towards long-off, there's no one there and it plops safely earth

48.2

DJ Bravo to Buttler, 1 run, backs away, Bravo spots it and Buttler can only drag one to midwicket

48.5

DJ Bravo to Buttler, 1 run, pitched up full and straight again, nudges off his pads through midwicket

England 293/5   JC Buttler 98* (82b 7x4 4x6)

49.1

Rampaul to Buttler, 1 run, full and in the blockhole, squirted down the ground

49.3

Rampaul to Buttler, OUT, another slower ball - and Buttler has chipped it straight up into the air, he's out for 99! Holy moly, what a way to go, one short of his maiden ODI century... Rampaul followed him down the leg side, took the pace off and Buttler got a leading edge trying to hit through midwicket, the bowler made no mistake underneath it. Off slopes Jos Buttler, thorougly dejected, despite a superb knock

JC Buttler c & b Rampaul 99 (102m 84b 7x4 4x6) SR: 117.85

England 300/6   JC Buttler 99 (84b 7x4 4x6)
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Mar 5, 2014

Stuart Broad and Marais Erasmus discuss a decision to change one of the balls, West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Antigua, March 5, 2014

Stuart Broad and Marais Erasmus discuss a decision to change one of the balls

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Mar 5, 2014

Tim Bresnan begins the celebrations after removing Denesh Ramdin, West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Antigua, March 5, 2014

Tim Bresnan begins the celebrations after removing Denesh Ramdin

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