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

Rampaul to Lumb, FOUR, first boundary of the day, a full, wide delivery is square driven past point and with the timing to compensate for a sluggish outfield

England 9/0   MJ Lumb 5* (7b 1x4)   R Rampaul 1-0-7-0

Rampaul to Lumb, FOUR, he's timing them nicely at the moment, full outside off and he drives this sweetly wide of mid-off to his right

England 26/0   MJ Lumb 15* (12b 2x4 1x6)   R Rampaul 1.5-0-21-0

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)   DJ Bravo 3-0-13-0

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

England 42/2   MM Ali 20* (15b 2x4)   R Rampaul 3.1-0-27-0

Smith to Root, FOUR, excellent timing and placement from Root, opens the face of the bat and runs a length ball wide of third man, using what pace was on offer and it reaches the fence untroubled

England 64/2   JE Root 12* (14b 1x4)   DR Smith 0.3-0-5-0

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

England 88/2   MM Ali 41* (42b 3x4)   NO Miller 0.4-0-5-0

Miller to Root, FOUR, very full and swept crisply through backward square, that will be a boundary, well placed by Root

England 110/2   JE Root 33* (46b 2x4)   NO Miller 2.4-0-16-0

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)   NO Miller 6-0-29-1

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

England 141/4   JC Buttler 15* (19b 2x4)   NO Miller 6.5-0-36-1

Samuels to Root, FOUR, flat and off middle stump, swept adroitly through backward square, more good timing and placement from Root and this races away - up goes the bat for his half-century

England 147/4   JE Root 50* (68b 3x4)   MN Samuels 3.3-0-21-0

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

England 155/4   JC Buttler 21* (22b 3x4)   NO Miller 7.3-0-41-1

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

England 179/4   JC Buttler 32* (38b 4x4)   DJ Bravo 6.2-0-33-2

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

England 183/4   JC Buttler 36* (39b 5x4)   DJ Bravo 6.3-0-37-2

Rampaul to Root, FOUR, another short ball and he connects well with a pull which goes behind square, two bounces over the boundary

England 191/4   JE Root 68* (87b 4x4)   R Rampaul 5.5-0-39-0

Rampaul to Root, FOUR, not sure he wanted it quite so fine, but he'll take the boundary...shaping to cut a wide delivery, comes off a top edge and flies fine of short third man

England 200/4   JE Root 74* (93b 5x4)   R Rampaul 6.2-0-45-0

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

England 205/4   JC Buttler 45* (49b 6x4)   R Rampaul 6.5-0-50-0

Simmons to Root, FOUR, a well-placed cut goes through short third man

England 225/4   JE Root 85* (102b 6x4)   LMP Simmons 0.4-0-8-0

Simmons to Root, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries, pulls a long hop through square leg...rolled his wrists, had so much time to play that shot

England 229/4   JE Root 89* (103b 7x4)   LMP Simmons 0.5-0-12-0

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

England 264/4   JC Buttler 78* (72b 7x4 2x6)   SP Narine 8.4-1-37-1

DJ Bravo to Bopara, FOUR, boundary for Bopara, a wristy flick over midwicket, low full toss from Bravo and it was met with an rubbery check-drive - Bopara's only mini-helicopter - super timing and England are on the brink of 300

England 297/5   RS Bopara 5* (2b 1x4)   DJ Bravo 10-0-60-3
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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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