Eh up, we're back on t'ground. West Indies will need to pull off their biggest ODI chase if they are to win the series here... Joe Root, who batted for around 40 overs in the England innings, will open the bowling once again

0.1

Root to Powell, 1 run, starts round the wicket, flat and on off stump, the left-handed Powell punches to long-off

0.2

Root to Smith, FOUR, tossed up on leg stump and thwacked over square leg for a boundary first ball, clean swing of the arms through that stroke

0.3

Root to Smith, FOUR, similar line, similar result, Smith starting as he means to go on. The ball is coming on to the bat here and Smith scoops another four over square leg

0.4

Root to Smith, 1 run, shortens his length, Smith nudges this down the ground for one

0.5

Root to Powell, no run, tossed up on off stump, straightens, tapped to mid-on

0.6

Root to Powell, OUT, bowled him, misses with the slog-sweep! Root has a wicket to go with his hundred, he looks just a delighted, if not more so, running off with his arms outstretched... This skidded on with the arm, ungainly swipe from Powell and the castle was breached

KOA Powell b Root 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Darren Bravo is out at No. 3. West Indies are, at least, well ahead of the required rate

End of over 1 (10 runs) West Indies 10/1 (294 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 6.00)
     JE Root    1-0-10-1
DR Smith    9* (3b 2x4)     

It'll be the England captain, Stuart Broad, at the other end...

1.1

Broad to Smith, OUT, dug in short, Smith hooks flamboyantly... and picks out deep backward square leg! Two in two balls, brainless from Smith, really, with his partner having just fallen. It was back of a length, sat up to be pulled but he got under it as he swivelled, one leg in the air, and picked out the fielder on the fence

DR Smith c Ali b Broad 9 (4m 4b 2x4 0x6) SR: 225.00

Now there's further confusion in the middle, as Marlon Samuels walks out only to wander straight back off - apparently he can't bat yet, having spent time off the field during the England innings. Lendl Simmons has to quickly gather his thoughts (and his equipment) to come out at No. 4

1.2

Broad to Simmons, no run, good pace and bounce from Broad, 85-86mph in the channel, left alone

1.3

Broad to Simmons, no run, goes across, defends on the back foot outside off

1.4

Broad to Simmons, no run, pitched up outside off, gets forward and leaves

1.5

Broad to Simmons, FOUR, back of a length and at the batsman, Simmons shows Smith how it should be done, powerfully pulling down to the fine-leg boundary

1.6

Broad to Simmons, no run, short of a length, outside the line of off, left alone

End of over 2 (4 runs) West Indies 14/2 (290 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 6.04)
LMP Simmons    4* (5b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-4-1
DM Bravo    0* (0b)      JE Root    1-0-10-1

2.1

Root to DM Bravo, no run, gets on the front foot and defends

2.2

Root to DM Bravo, 1 run, length ball, outside off, Bravo drops back and chops behind square on the leg side via his inside edge

2.3

Root to Simmons, FOUR, lovely stroke from Simmons, shows he's in good touch, leans out and drives fine of mid-off, whose dives is of the futile variety

2.4

Root to Simmons, 1 run, length, on the stumps, chipped into the leg side but it lands safely

2.5

Root to DM Bravo, no run, angled in with the arm, Bravo presses forward in defence

2.6

Root to DM Bravo, 1 run, tossed up and punched down the ground to long-off

"The good news is, Windies are still ahead of the asking rate. The bad news is, they'll have only accumulated 70 runs by the time they're out," chuckles Al

End of over 3 (7 runs) West Indies 21/2 (283 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 6.02)
DM Bravo    2* (4b)      JE Root    2-0-17-1
LMP Simmons    9* (7b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-4-1

3.1

Broad to DM Bravo, no run, length delivery, leg-stump line, defended

Broad has two slips in

3.2

Broad to DM Bravo, no run, fired across, slightly back of a length, Bravo defends calmly outside off

3.3

Broad to DM Bravo, no run, up towards 87mph from Broad, worked off the pads and rolling slowly towards square leg

3.4

Broad to DM Bravo, no run, gets across his stumps to cover the line in defence

3.5

Broad to DM Bravo, FOUR, bit of width and Bravo rasps the ball behind the diving Morgan at backward point, played the drive with an open face, down in the ground and skittering away for four

3.6

Broad to DM Bravo, no run, short of a length and much straighter from Broad, watchfully blocked

End of over 4 (4 runs) West Indies 25/2 (279 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 6.25, RRR: 6.06)
DM Bravo    6* (10b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-8-1
LMP Simmons    9* (7b 2x4)      JE Root    2-0-17-1

4.1

Root to Simmons, 1 run, slightly short of a length, goes back and pushes one wide of mid-off

4.2

Root to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up around the line of off, played to short extra cover off the front foot

4.3

Root to DM Bravo, FOUR, tossed up, slightly too full and juicy and Bravo lasers a drive through the covers this time, another classy stroke

4.4

Root to DM Bravo, no run, pushed through around off stump, dabbed into the off side coming forwards

4.5

Root to DM Bravo, no run, shorter length, punched into the covers off the back foot

4.6

Root to DM Bravo, 2 runs, just a tickle sends this fine on the leg side, Root's line having drifted

End of over 5 (7 runs) West Indies 32/2 (272 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 6.40, RRR: 6.04)
DM Bravo    12* (15b 2x4)      JE Root    3-0-24-1
LMP Simmons    10* (8b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-8-1

One slip plus a short midwicket for Simmons

5.1

Broad to Simmons, no run, pitched up outside off, asking to be driven, the bat turns in Simmons' hands and the ball flies towards point, dropping a yard or so short

5.2

Broad to Simmons, no run, goes back and across to defend

5.3

Broad to Simmons, no run, middle and off stump, closes the face and works to short midwicket

5.4

Broad to Simmons, no run, short-of-a-length ball around the line of off, lines it up in watchful defence

5.5

Broad to Simmons, 1 run, nicely played, Broad a touch fuller and Simmons punches one back on the leg side

5.6

Broad to DM Bravo, FOUR, hold-the-poise, Lara-esque cover drive from Bravo, that disappeared to the boundary in a puff of smoke - glorious stroke

End of over 6 (5 runs) West Indies 37/2 (267 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 6.16, RRR: 6.06)
DM Bravo    16* (16b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-13-1
LMP Simmons    11* (13b 2x4)      JE Root    3-0-24-1

First change from England, Moeen Ali into the attack

6.1

Ali to Simmons, FOUR, floaty offbreak, quite wide of the stumps and Simmons gives this some treatment through the covers, nearly hits the cover off it

6.2

Ali to Simmons, 1 run, looped up around off, comes forward and drives one down the ground

6.3

Ali to DM Bravo, no run, leg side but straightening, closes the bat face and turns to square leg

6.4

Ali to DM Bravo, no run, full and flighted on middle and leg, nudged short to the on side

6.5

Ali to DM Bravo, no run, floated up on the stumps, glanced behind square, can't beat short fine leg

6.6

Ali to DM Bravo, OUT, skips out and nails a crashing shot across the line... but Bopara has plucked it nonchalantly above his head at short midwicket! Moeen also picks up a wicket in his first over, Bravo gone in a puff of smoke thanks to some magic from Bopara

DM Bravo c Bopara b Ali 16 (22m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

End of over 7 (5 runs) West Indies 42/3 (262 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 6.09)
     MM Ali    1-0-5-1
LMP Simmons    16* (15b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-13-1

So, Samuels does now come out... Broad will continue at the other end

7.1

Broad to Simmons, 1 wide, slings a short one down the leg side

7.1

Broad to Simmons, no run, length ball over the top of off stump, Simmons meets it on the up, pushed into the covers

7.2

Broad to Simmons, no run, back of a length, again pushed short into the off side

7.3

Broad to Simmons, no run, goes back and is beaten, playing inside the line... but Broad is stone-cold certain this is out, Buttler too, throwing the ball up in celebration. Broad implores Joel Wilson for the decision and, when it doesn't come, immediately reviews. There's no Hot Spot, remember, and it must have only been a feather, as the ball did not seem to deviate, to the naked eye... Actually, on slo-mo, it appears to straighten a touch, not sure if off the bat or the thigh pad, as it goes through. Rocking and rolling the replay, too close to call... and umpire Wilson eventually signals that the on-field decision has been upheld. Correctly, I think

7.4

Broad to Simmons, no run, short of a length and worked off the body, beats short midwicket but square leg has raced forward to cover it

7.5

Broad to Simmons, no run, goes across and defends outside the line of off

7.6

Broad to Simmons, OUT, no doubt about this, Simmons has dragged on! The line was outside off, not giving Simmons anything, he tried to pull when it wasn't all that short, maybe ducked back a little off the surface and a clunking bottom edge ricocheted down into the woodwork

LMP Simmons b Broad 16 (31m 21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 76.19

"Confident Simmons hit it the way Broad and Buttler both immediately wanted reviews, as well as the noise and slight movement. Pity Simmons didn't walk after Stokes did in the last match when Stokes was given not out." Well, Richard, if so, then some sort of justice has prevailed

End of over 8 (1 run) West Indies 43/4 (261 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.37, RRR: 6.21)
     SCJ Broad    4-0-14-2
MN Samuels    0* (0b)      MM Ali    1-0-5-1

The Windies are creaking in the, er, wind here... Stephen Parry called on after just one over from Moeen

8.1

Parry to Samuels, no run, looped up and straightening outside off, tapped short towards cover

8.2

Parry to Samuels, no run, pushed back to the bowler coming forwards

8.3

Parry to Samuels, no run, skidding on and played late, cut into the ground towards point from right in front of off stump

8.4

Parry to Samuels, no run, tight line on off stump, Samuels drops back and drives into the ground

8.5

Parry to Samuels, no run, flighted, towards leg stump and straightening, blocked from the crease

8.6

Parry to Samuels, no run, flighted, outside the line of off, Samuels drives firmly but straight to cover point - no wicket for Parry but he does start with a maiden

End of over 9 (maiden) West Indies 43/4 (261 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.77, RRR: 6.36)
MN Samuels    0* (6b)      SD Parry    1-1-0-0
D Ramdin    0* (0b)      SCJ Broad    4-0-14-2

9.1

Broad to Ramdin, no run, Ramdin is beaten in identical fashion to Simmons, again Broad is adamant there was contact, he's jumping and waving his arms but umpire Wilson is unmoved... Replays just a inconclusive as the first, as Ramdin fenced outside off. In fact, I thought I was watching the Simmons one again, initially!

9.2

Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, pitched up and Ramdin drives, slightly wild execution and a thick edge squirts in front of backward point

9.3

Broad to Samuels, no run, outside the line of off, Samuels shuffles across and steers towards point

9.4

Broad to Samuels, no run, lets this one go in the channel outside off

Broad pulls out as Samuels steps away, having spotted some paper blowing across the ground behind the bowler

9.5

Broad to Samuels, no run, length, on off stump, shows it a straight bat in defence

9.6

Broad to Samuels, 1 run, slightly outside the line, Samuels drops back and glides a single behind point

End of over 10 (2 runs) West Indies 45/4 (259 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 6.47)
MN Samuels    1* (10b)      SCJ Broad    5-0-16-2
D Ramdin    1* (2b)      SD Parry    1-1-0-0

So, at the end of the Powerplay, West Indies are looking just a tad seasick

10.1

Parry to Samuels, 1 run, tossed up and tickled back towards long-off for a single

10.2

Parry to Ramdin, 1 run, full and drifting down the leg side, flicked behind square for another quick single

10.3

Parry to Samuels, 1 run, uses the feet, Parry drags it down a touch but Samuels is still able to punch one to long-off

10.4

Parry to Ramdin, 1 run, floated up, plenty of air and driven back, Parry is down to reach it but it squirms out of his hands and Ramdin gets another single

Short extra cover in now

10.5

Parry to Samuels, no run, and Samuels pushes straight to the close fielder on the off side

10.6

Parry to Samuels, no run, bit of flight and dip outside off, opens the face and runs the ball to backward point

"@Richard - well why didn't Buttler walk today when both Ramdin and Samuels went up?? The appeal against Buttler looked more out to me than this one against Simmons..." Let's just agree that all humans - even batsmen - are imperfect, Stefan, and move on

End of over 11 (4 runs) West Indies 49/4 (255 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.45, RRR: 6.53)
MN Samuels    3* (14b)      SD Parry    2-1-4-0
D Ramdin    3* (4b)      SCJ Broad    5-0-16-2

Another change, with Tim Bresnan replacing the captain, Broad

11.1

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, pitched up full and straight, blocked towards mid-on

11.2

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, gets across to defend in front of the wicket

11.3

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, disciplined line from Bresnan, only around 80mph but hard to get away, Ramdin defends towards cover

11.4

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 run, angled in towards middle and off with the arm, a scrape of edge stifles Bresnan's lbw appeal as the ball rolls behind backward square

11.5

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, shorter length, around off, played back to the bowler

11.6

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, off-stump line, Samuels block towards midwicket with a turn of the wrists

Deo is clambering on to his soapbox: "I do not think Sarwan or Barnwell could have done worst than any of the 1-6 batsmen in this current team even if you blindfold them. These selectors are the reason they can never have a competitive team."

End of over 12 (1 run) West Indies 50/4 (254 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 6.68)
MN Samuels    3* (16b)      TT Bresnan    1-0-1-0
D Ramdin    4* (8b)      SD Parry    2-1-4-0

Just a couple of overs from Parry, now here's the fourth England spinner (and the senior one), James Tredwell

12.1

Tredwell to Ramdin, 1 run, tossed up and worked to leg, the fielder in the deep comes in to collect

12.2

Tredwell to Samuels, no run, bowling around the wicket, tossed up and punched to short extra cover

12.3

Tredwell to Samuels, SIX, lovely shot from Samuels, a graceful loft down the ground, no sign of overexertion but it comfortably clears the rope

12.4

Tredwell to Samuels, no run, opens up the body again, this time drives along the ground to mid-off

12.5

Tredwell to Samuels, 1 run, pushed through a bit flatter and quicker, Samuels nudges one back past the bowler

12.6

Tredwell to Ramdin, no run, drops back and plays a length ball towards mid-on

End of over 13 (8 runs) West Indies 58/4 (246 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.46, RRR: 6.64)
D Ramdin    5* (10b)      JC Tredwell    1-0-8-0
MN Samuels    10* (20b 1x6)      TT Bresnan    1-0-1-0

Plenty required from Samuels here, though he's looking pretty groovy after a few sighters

13.1

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, rapid bouncer from Bresnan, perhaps aided by the element of surprise and Samuels flinches out of the way

13.2

Bresnan to Samuels, 1 run, short again, this time doesn't get up as high and the batsman pulls through backward square leg

13.3

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, gets across and defends a length ball on the stumps

13.4

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, played off the back foot in front of point, might have been one but Samuels declines it

13.5

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 run, edged but just short of slip! Tredwell went low to his right, couldn't quite get his fingers underneath it, Ramdin was trying to pull out of the shot and it died quickly

13.6

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, goes back and across to defend

End of over 14 (2 runs) West Indies 60/4 (244 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.28, RRR: 6.77)
MN Samuels    11* (23b 1x6)      TT Bresnan    2-0-3-0
D Ramdin    6* (13b)      JC Tredwell    1-0-8-0

14.1

Tredwell to Ramdin, no run, on the stumps, worked to leg

14.2

Tredwell to Ramdin, 1 run, goes back to a shortish ball and taps one to long-on

14.3

Tredwell to Samuels, no run, Tredwell drops a little short again, cracked off the back foot but an excellent stop at cover prevents any runs

14.4

Tredwell to Samuels, no run, on the stumps, turned short on the leg side

14.5

Tredwell to Samuels, no run, sits in the crease, driven back to the bowler from in front of the stumps

14.6

Tredwell to Samuels, 2 runs, angled across the right-hander, who this time manages to force the ball between cover and extra cover for a couple

England are well on top here... Can Gnasher bring something special to the party for them?

End of over 15 (3 runs) West Indies 63/4 (241 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.20, RRR: 6.88)
MN Samuels    13* (27b 1x6)      JC Tredwell    2-0-11-0
D Ramdin    7* (15b)      TT Bresnan    2-0-3-0

Thanks Alan

15.1

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, sharp bouncer over off stump which beats Ramdin's pull

15.2

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, fuller delivery, nipping back, defended

15.3

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, full outside off, Ramdin comes forward and defends

15.4

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 run, reverts to a bouncer again, directed at the body, this time he connects with a hook which goes one bounce to long leg

15.5

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, back of a length outside off, defended to cover

15.6

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, driven off the back foot to cover

End of over 16 (1 run) West Indies 64/4 (240 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.05)
MN Samuels    13* (29b 1x6)      TT Bresnan    3-0-4-0
D Ramdin    8* (19b)      JC Tredwell    2-0-11-0

16.1

Tredwell to Ramdin, no run, gets his foot onto off stump then works across the line to midwicket

Ouch...the return hits Ramdin's on the wrist

16.2

Tredwell to Ramdin, no run, full and driven back to the bowler

16.3

Tredwell to Ramdin, no run, shorter delivery, he goes onto the back foot and forces it to midwicket

16.4

Tredwell to Ramdin, 1 run, full on off stump, for a moment Ramdin was thinking of the slog-sweep but then pushed towards mid-off

16.5

Tredwell to Samuels, no run, flicked to midwicket

16.6

Tredwell to Samuels, no run, goes back in his crease and cuts a slightly shorter delivery to cover

And with that the players take a drink

End of over 17 (1 run) West Indies 65/4 (239 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.82, RRR: 7.24)
MN Samuels    13* (31b 1x6)      JC Tredwell    3-0-12-0
D Ramdin    9* (23b)      TT Bresnan    3-0-4-0

17.1

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, touch of width offered up, Ramdin cuts firmly but it goes straight to point

17.2

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, fuller this time, outside off, defended to the covers

17.3

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 run, works this away from off stump out to deep square

17.4

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, drops in another sharp bouncer, beats Samuels comfortably as he goes for the pull

17.5

Bresnan to Samuels, 2 runs, neatly punched off the back foot and bisects cover and mid-off

17.6

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, tries to force this through the off side, it's a touch shorter than the previous ball, he's not in quite as good position and it runs back to Bresnan

End of over 18 (3 runs) West Indies 68/4 (236 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 3.77, RRR: 7.37)
MN Samuels    15* (34b 1x6)      TT Bresnan    4-0-7-0
D Ramdin    10* (26b)      JC Tredwell    3-0-12-0

18.1

Tredwell to Ramdin, no run, uses plenty of bottom hand as he works this miwicket

18.2

Tredwell to Ramdin, 1 run, places it wide of midwicket this time...Ramdin has struggle to find the gaps so far

18.3

Tredwell to Samuels, 1 run, comes down the pitch, shapes for a lofted straight drive, and the ball skews off a thick outer part of the bat but doesn't carry to long-off

18.4

Tredwell to Ramdin, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-on

18.5

Tredwell to Samuels, SIX, this time it comes out of the middle! Down the pitch again, picks the on side on this occasion and launches well into the stands

18.6

Tredwell to Samuels, no run, good response from Tredwell, slightly quicker and there's a hint of turn which cramps Samuels for room so he just defends

End of over 19 (9 runs) West Indies 77/4 (227 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 7.32)
MN Samuels    22* (37b 2x6)      JC Tredwell    4-0-21-0
D Ramdin    12* (29b)      TT Bresnan    4-0-7-0

Change of bowling. Bresnan's impressive four-over spell is over and Parry returns

19.1

Parry to Ramdin, 1 run, round the wicket, punched off the back foot down to long-on

19.2

Parry to Samuels, 1 run, driven square off the back foot through point

19.3

Parry to Ramdin, no run, floated up fuller, Ramdin leans forward and defends

19.4

Parry to Ramdin, 1 run, angled into leg stump, he works it off the pads to deep square

19.5

Parry to Samuels, OUT, five down! Samuels has been given out caught behind cutting. Joel Wilson gives the decision on-field, but Samuels reviews. No massive edge or sound, but it was been given on-field, remember. Another interesting one for the third umpire. He now looks at the slow-mo. Quite similar to the Buttler review, earlier, which was overturned to a not out. This one is upheld! Samuels has to walk (slowly) off

MN Samuels c †Buttler b Parry 23 (56m 39b 0x4 2x6) SR: 58.97

Dwayne Bravo in with West Indies needing a huge captain's innings

19.6

Parry to DJ Bravo, no run, driven off the back foot to cover

End of over 20 (3 runs) West Indies 80/5 (224 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.46)
DJ Bravo    0* (1b)      SD Parry    3-1-7-1
D Ramdin    14* (32b)      JC Tredwell    4-0-21-0

Ben Stokes into the attack

20.1

Stokes to Ramdin, 1 run, full toss outside off, driven to deep cover

20.2

Stokes to DJ Bravo, no run, back of a length, on off stump, defended

20.3

Stokes to DJ Bravo, no run, good short ball, Bravo isn't far from dragging this near his stumps as he tries to deflect it down to third man

20.4

Stokes to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, flicked off the pads out to deep midwicket

20.5

Stokes to DJ Bravo, 1 wide, down the leg side, that'll be an extra ball

20.5

Stokes to DJ Bravo, no run, almost plays too early at this length ball, pops the ball in the air but it's wide of Stokes

20.6

Stokes to DJ Bravo, FOUR, gorgeous stroke, a picture-perfect straight drive as Stokes goes full at the stumps

End of over 21 (8 runs) West Indies 88/5 (216 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.19, RRR: 7.44)
DJ Bravo    6* (6b 1x4)      BA Stokes    1-0-8-0
D Ramdin    15* (33b)      SD Parry    3-1-7-1

21.1

Parry to Ramdin, 1 run, tries an expansive shot over the leg side but comes off a thick inside edge to deep square

21.2

Parry to DJ Bravo, 1 wide, slips this one down the leg side

21.2

Parry to DJ Bravo, no run, full at middle, blocked

21.3

Parry to DJ Bravo, no run, full at leg stump, dug out to the off side

21.4

Parry to DJ Bravo, 1 run, flicked off the pads out to deep midwicket

21.5

Parry to Ramdin, 1 run, tucks this off leg stump to deep square

21.6

Parry to DJ Bravo, 1 run, comes forward and drives out to deep cover

End of over 22 (5 runs) West Indies 93/5 (211 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.22, RRR: 7.53)
DJ Bravo    8* (10b 1x4)      SD Parry    4-1-12-1
D Ramdin    17* (35b)      BA Stokes    1-0-8-0

22.1

Stokes to DJ Bravo, no run, full at middle and off, defended to cover

22.2

Stokes to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, another nice piece of timing, this time he opens the face and places it square through the off side to give the sweeper some work

22.3

Stokes to DJ Bravo, no run, short of a length, on off stump, played to point

22.4

Stokes to DJ Bravo, no run, keeps it back of a length, defended up to mid-off

The required rate is approaching eight an over

22.5

Stokes to DJ Bravo, no run, bouncer over middle and leg, loops over Bravo's back

Joe Root sat in the dugout area with his thumb packed in ice

22.6

Stokes to DJ Bravo, 1 run, pulls off one leg, splits the men in the deep at square leg and long leg

End of over 23 (3 runs) West Indies 96/5 (208 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.17, RRR: 7.70)
DJ Bravo    11* (16b 1x4)      BA Stokes    2-0-11-0
D Ramdin    17* (35b)      SD Parry    4-1-12-1

23.1

Parry to DJ Bravo, 1 run, driven out to deep cover

23.2

Parry to Ramdin, no run, strides forward and plays it back to Parry

23.3

Parry to Ramdin, no run, defended towards the leg side, solid stuff again from Parry

23.4

Parry to Ramdin, no run, drops this a touch short outside off but gets away with it as the cut goes to point

23.5

Parry to Ramdin, no run, fuller delivery, whipped off the stumps to mid-on

23.6

Parry to Ramdin, FOUR, dragged down short and this time it costs a boundary as he it gets pulled through square leg...a rare poor delivery

End of over 24 (5 runs) West Indies 101/5 (203 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.20, RRR: 7.80)
D Ramdin    21* (40b 1x4)      SD Parry    5-1-17-1
DJ Bravo    12* (17b 1x4)      BA Stokes    2-0-11-0

24.1

Stokes to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, heaves a full delivery through the leg side, goes in the air bit wide of midwicket

24.2

Stokes to DJ Bravo, no run, a flamboyant drive to a full delivery on off stump but he picks out backward point

24.3

Stokes to DJ Bravo, no run, gets behind the line and defends

24.4

Stokes to DJ Bravo, 1 run, some width this time, Bravo leans back and drives out to deep cover

24.5

Stokes to Ramdin, no run, better ball, full on middle and off, pushed into the covers

24.6

Stokes to Ramdin, no run, touch of extra bounce this time, takes Ramdin by surprise and the lobs into space on the leg side off the splice

End of over 25 (3 runs) West Indies 104/5 (200 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 8.00)
D Ramdin    21* (42b 1x4)      BA Stokes    3-0-14-0
DJ Bravo    15* (21b 1x4)      SD Parry    5-1-17-1

25.1

Parry to DJ Bravo, 1 run, not far from a leading edge as he plays across the line of a full delivery, but gets it safely down to long-on

25.2

Parry to Ramdin, 2 leg byes, angled down the leg side, he goes for the sweep but just takes a glance off the pad past the keeper

25.3

Parry to Ramdin, 1 run, back on off stump, driven down the ground

Mo: "If WI can bring this down to 160 in 20 overs anything is possible with Sammy in the back end"

25.4

Parry to DJ Bravo, 1 run, push and run into the off side

25.5

Parry to Ramdin, no run, shorter outside off, again it doesn't cost anything as Ramdin finds point

25.6

Parry to Ramdin, 1 run, worked off the pads out to deep midwicket

End of over 26 (6 runs) West Indies 110/5 (194 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.23, RRR: 8.08)
D Ramdin    23* (46b 1x4)      SD Parry    6-1-21-1
DJ Bravo    17* (23b 1x4)      BA Stokes    3-0-14-0

26.1

Stokes to Ramdin, no run, very full, almost a yorker, gets a thick inside edge into his boot

26.2

Stokes to Ramdin, 1 run, top edges a pull but it falls short of long leg as he runs off the boundary

26.3

Stokes to DJ Bravo, FOUR, thick outside edge to third man, it was full and wide, Bravo didn't hold back with his drive and the slip cordon is empty

26.4

Stokes to DJ Bravo, 1 run, short of a length, gets inside the length and tucks it off his body to deep square

26.5

Stokes to Ramdin, no run, full outside off, Ramdin doesn't really time his drive and finds cover

26.6

Stokes to Ramdin, 1 run, alternating between full and short, this is shorter and pulled through midwicket

End of over 27 (7 runs) West Indies 117/5 (187 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 8.13)
D Ramdin    25* (50b 1x4)      BA Stokes    4-0-21-0
DJ Bravo    22* (25b 2x4)      SD Parry    6-1-21-1

Another change of bowling. Ravi Bopara into the attack. Eighth bowler.

27.1

Bopara to Ramdin, FOUR, short, angled down the leg side, pulled away fine

Buttler dons the helmet and comes up to the stumps

27.2

Bopara to Ramdin, no run, makes a sharp take as Ramdin misses his cut

27.3

Bopara to Ramdin, no run, low full toss, Ramdin whacks it onto his boot...he felt that

27.4

Bopara to Ramdin, 1 run, just short of a length, he goes for the pull and finds midwicket

27.5

Bopara to DJ Bravo, FOUR, that's a more powerful pull, picked up from outside off and rockets it through straight midwicket

27.6

Bopara to DJ Bravo, no run, back outside off stump, fuller, driven to backward point

This pair have done pretty well so far. Keeping the asking rate around eight.

End of over 28 (9 runs) West Indies 126/5 (178 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 8.09)
DJ Bravo    26* (27b 3x4)      RS Bopara    1-0-9-0
D Ramdin    30* (54b 2x4)      BA Stokes    4-0-21-0

James Tredwell gets another spell. Broad switching it around frequently.

28.1

Tredwell to Ramdin, 1 run, round the wicket, on leg stump, tucked off the pads

28.2

Tredwell to DJ Bravo, no run, on off stump, defended

28.3

Tredwell to DJ Bravo, no run, comes forward and blocks to the off side

28.4

Tredwell to DJ Bravo, no run, touch flatter this time, nothing expansive from Bravo as he defends

28.5

Tredwell to DJ Bravo, 1 run, worked off the pads through square leg

28.6

Tredwell to Ramdin, 1 run, clubbed down the ground but just another single...England won't mind them

End of over 29 (3 runs) West Indies 129/5 (175 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.44, RRR: 8.33)
D Ramdin    32* (56b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    5-0-24-0
DJ Bravo    27* (31b 3x4)      RS Bopara    1-0-9-0

29.1

Bopara to Ramdin, 1 run, full outside off, driven to deep cover

That brings up the fifty stand

29.2

Bopara to DJ Bravo, 1 wide, slower ball, might have been a legspinner, but loses the line down the leg side

29.2

Bopara to DJ Bravo, OUT, Ravi strikes! Back of a length on off stump, Bravo trying to work it down to third man and the edge is very well held by Buttler up to the timber

DJ Bravo c †Buttler b Bopara 27 (34m 32b 3x4 0x6) SR: 84.37

So with England closing in on a series win, I'll hand back to Alan.

Hello to you (readers), hello to you (Darren Sammy)...

29.3

Bopara to Sammy, no run, slightly back of a length outside off, Sammy lets this through to the keeper

29.4

Bopara to Sammy, no run, short again, this time Sammy frees the arms through a whip-crack pull but midwicket sprawls to stop it

29.5

Bopara to Sammy, no run, brisk-ish 78mph, on off stump, Sammy shows it a straight bat

29.6

Bopara to Sammy, 1 run, shuffles across and nudges a single back past the bowler to long-on

End of over 30 (3 runs) West Indies 132/6 (172 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.40, RRR: 8.60)
DJG Sammy    1* (4b)      RS Bopara    2-0-12-1
D Ramdin    33* (57b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    5-0-24-0

30.1

Tredwell to Sammy, no run, floated up and straightening on middle and off, defended pressing forwards

30.2

Tredwell to Sammy, no run, slightly short, sliding across the batsman, Sammy swings and misses

30.3

Tredwell to Sammy, no run, tossed up on the stumps, goes back and across to defend

30.4

Tredwell to Sammy, no run, length ball on off, pushed back to the bowler

30.5

Tredwell to Sammy, 1 run, lunges forward to defend, the ball rolls short on the leg side and they steal one

30.6

Tredwell to Ramdin, no run, bit of extra flight, Ramdin gets solidly behind it in front of middle stump

"I think there must be a technical fault with my browser. It keeps telling me that England are on course to win a match, and also a series." Glory days are back again, Jamie Dow

End of over 31 (1 run) West Indies 133/6 (171 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.29, RRR: 9.00)
D Ramdin    33* (58b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    6-0-25-0
DJG Sammy    2* (9b)      RS Bopara    2-0-12-1

31.1

Bopara to Sammy, 1 run, comes forward and pushes one down the ground

31.2

Bopara to Ramdin, no run, length ball, bit of width but Ramdin cracks it to backward point from deep in the crease

31.3

Bopara to Ramdin, no run, slightly full, tailing in, leans on a drive but can't beat the man in the covers

31.4

Bopara to Ramdin, 1 run, full and tailing in towards middle and leg, whipped from in front of the pad through backward square

31.5

Bopara to Sammy, no run, slower ball from Bopara, outside the line of off, Sammy props forward to defend

"Can we have S Afridi for last 10 overs???" I'm still not sure that would be enough for WI to win, Waseem

31.6

Bopara to Sammy, FOUR, Sammy knows his way around some late-overs carnage, of course, and he times a crunching drive through the covers, albeit with the aid of a slightly tired dive from the fielder

End of over 32 (6 runs) West Indies 139/6 (165 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.34, RRR: 9.16)
DJG Sammy    7* (12b 1x4)      RS Bopara    3-0-18-1
D Ramdin    34* (61b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    6-0-25-0

32.1

Tredwell to Ramdin, 1 run, tossed up and chopped into the ground, past the tumbling Tredwell for one down the ground

32.2

Tredwell to Sammy, no run, goes back, straightening outside leg, pushed to mid-on

32.3

Tredwell to Sammy, no run, length ball skidding on outside off, driven into the covers off the back foot

32.4

Tredwell to Sammy, no run, played back gently towards the bowler

32.5

Tredwell to Sammy, no run, on the stumps, pushed through, forcefully driven back along the ground to Tredwell, who fields

32.6

Tredwell to Sammy, no run, tossed up on the stumps and again Sammy covers up

End of over 33 (1 run) West Indies 140/6 (164 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.24, RRR: 9.64)
DJG Sammy    7* (17b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    7-0-26-0
D Ramdin    35* (62b 2x4)      RS Bopara    3-0-18-1

It is going to need some rocket fuel for West Indies to get home from here... Ah, they've called for the batting Powerplay. They can often be flammable - let's see who is going to get burned. Broad has tossed the ball to Stephen Parry again, in only his second ODI

33.1

Parry to Ramdin, 1 run, he's got the diminutive Ramdin on strike to begin with, tossed up and he nudges one short into the leg side

Sammy on strike now, flexing those biceps, staring out grimly from under his helmet

33.2

Parry to Sammy, no run, pushed through flat and quick outside off, sits back and cracks the ball to point along the ground

33.3

Parry to Sammy, no run, tight on off, good length and holding its line, cuts into the ground this time

33.4

Parry to Sammy, 1 run, tossed up outside the line of off, pushes forward and dabs one into the covers

33.5

Parry to Ramdin, no run, checks his drive and the ball nearly carries back to the bowler - Parry down on his knees, couldn't quite get his hands to it, the delivery just holding in the surface as Ramdin pushed forwards

33.6

Parry to Ramdin, 1 run, works a single back through mid-on

Time for the players to have some drinks. West Indies aren't quite in the last-chance saloon but they are only a couple of doors down

End of over 34 (3 runs) West Indies 143/6 (161 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.20, RRR: 10.06)
D Ramdin    37* (65b 2x4)      SD Parry    7-1-24-1
DJG Sammy    8* (20b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    7-0-26-0

Broad brings himself back on to bowl in the Powerplay, replacing Tredwell. Third man and fine leg out, everyone else on the ring

34.1

Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, good length outside off, shows it a straight bat and taps towards cover

34.2

Broad to Sammy, 1 run, Ramdin edges across in front of his stumps and swings from the hip, comes off the hip and bounces towards point

34.3

Broad to Ramdin, no run, in the corridor outside off, comes across to block

34.4

Broad to Ramdin, 1 wide, dug in short and Ramdin sways under it - called wide on height

34.4

Broad to Ramdin, FOUR, short and Ramdin is waiting, rocks back and rattles a pull shot to the midwicket boundary

34.5

Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, pulls again, slightly squarer this time and the fielder runs round to keep them to one

Change in the field, with a deep square leg in now

34.6

Broad to Sammy, 1 run, goes back and glances one down to fine leg

End of over 35 (9 runs) West Indies 152/6 (152 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.34, RRR: 10.13)
DJG Sammy    10* (22b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    6-0-25-2
D Ramdin    43* (69b 3x4)      SD Parry    7-1-24-1

35.1

Parry to Sammy, 1 run, slightly short and cut away for one

35.2

Parry to Ramdin, SIX, timed like a Rolex from Ramdin, skipping out and lofting down the ground, goes all the way... on the brink of fifty

35.3

Parry to Ramdin, FOUR, tossed up outside off, very slow and loopy, makes room and carves the ball on the up past cover, that will be four more and fifty for Ramdin - only his fourth in 109 ODIs

35.4

Parry to Ramdin, FOUR, now carts Parry over square leg, couple of bounces and there's no one stopping that - third boundary in a row

35.5

Parry to Ramdin, 1 run, Parry is bowling over the wicket to Ramdin, who nudges one more to leg

35.6

Parry to Sammy, FOUR, skidding on outside off, Sammy rocks back and leathers a cut between point and short third man, bisects the two fielders and that will scurry away too - 20 off the over, Parry beginning to sizzle

End of over 36 (20 runs) West Indies 172/6 (132 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.77, RRR: 9.42)
DJG Sammy    15* (24b 2x4)      SD Parry    8-1-44-1
D Ramdin    58* (73b 5x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    6-0-25-2

Remember how it all got away from England in the first match? Well, Broad is just trying to catch a breath here, calm his team down...

36.1

Broad to Ramdin, FOUR, nope, not quite succeeded! Ramdin now plays the tennis smash to a short ball, clears mid-on and is only a couple of bounces from the long-on boundary

The fielder goes back to long-on now

36.2

Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, fuller length, worked down the ground for one

36.3

Broad to Sammy, SIX, SMASHED!! Sammy brutalises a flat six over cover point, a caveman swing of the arms sending a very modern missile into the advertising boards. The crowd loved that!

That blow has brought up the fifty stand, too

36.4

Broad to Sammy, 1 run, back of a length, gets in a bit of a tangle but scoops one behind square on the leg side

36.5

Broad to Ramdin, no run, big lbw appeal from Broad as Ramdin is caught on the crease, played around it... but looked to be heading past leg stump

36.6

Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, goes back in the crease and rides a short delivery, working to midwicket

Edwin wrote this a wee while back: "You sense that Sammy is about to explode shortly...." Broad might, too, if England cork this up

End of over 37 (13 runs) West Indies 185/6 (119 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 9.15)
D Ramdin    64* (77b 6x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    7-0-38-2
DJG Sammy    22* (26b 2x4 1x6)      SD Parry    8-1-44-1

Tim Bresnan is brought on as the insurance policy for Stephan Parry

37.1

Bresnan to Ramdin, 2 runs, length ball on the stumps, nudged through backward square for a couple

37.2

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 run, goes back, slightly full and poked in front of square on the off side for one more

37.3

Bresnan to Sammy, no run, Bresnan goes short, Sammy swings blindly and isn't far from playing on to his stumps

37.4

Bresnan to Sammy, 1 run, another bumper, top-edged into the sky this time, Broad comes dashing in from deep square but can't get there, despite throwing himself full length

37.5

Bresnan to Ramdin, FOUR, super shot, advancing down the track and flicking four over midwicket, all in the wrists - think he picked the slower ball

37.6

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, full, fast and straight, defended this time

So, West Indies added 53 for no loss in the Powerplay - told you there might be a conflagration. Still, they'll need to kick up a gear from here, if they're to go the Full Afridi

End of over 38 (8 runs) West Indies 193/6 (111 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.07, RRR: 9.25)
D Ramdin    71* (81b 7x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    5-0-15-0
DJG Sammy    23* (28b 2x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    7-0-38-2

James Tredwell is on as the field retreats again

38.1

Tredwell to Sammy, no run, floated up on middle and leg, tapped to midwicket

38.2

Tredwell to Sammy, 4 leg byes, down the leg side, might have been called wide but for a tickle of Sammy's pad strap, there's enough pace on it to get four

38.3

Tredwell to Sammy, no run, on leg stump, flicked short on the leg side

38.4

Tredwell to Sammy, no run, angled across the batsman, who sits deep and windmills the arms through a cut, picks out point

38.5

Tredwell to Sammy, 3 byes, Sammy advances, beaten in the flight but Buttler misses the stumping opportunity! Grasping at thin air as the ball bounced through, Parry does well to prevent it reaching the boundary this time

38.6

Tredwell to Ramdin, no run, tossed up and nudged into the leg side, "No!" is the call

End of over 39 (7 runs, maiden) West Indies 200/6 (104 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.12, RRR: 9.45)
D Ramdin    71* (82b 7x4 1x6)      JC Tredwell    8-1-26-0
DJG Sammy    23* (33b 2x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    5-0-15-0

39.1

Bresnan to Sammy, 1 run, bit of width, Sammy breezily hacks away, gets a big top edge but it bounces into Tredwell's midriff down at third man

39.2

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, fullish and around off, blocked from the crease

39.3

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, slightly full and again on off, Ramdin pushes tentatively towards point

39.4

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, nibbles back in off a length and hits Ramdin on the thigh pad as he swings across the line

"Well that's an expensive maiden over from Tredwell," notes an observant Arpit

39.5

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 run, goes across and pushes a length ball back past the bowler

39.6

Bresnan to Sammy, OUT, Sammy explodes, England rejoice! Stokes claims an excellent running catch, above his head at deep backward square, he had to get round the rope whilst making sure to stay inside it, as Sammy took on the Bresnan bumper again - initially looked like it would go all the way but wasn't quite out of the screws, dipping in front of the stands and Stokes made it look easy

DJG Sammy c Stokes b Bresnan 24 (45m 35b 2x4 1x6) SR: 68.57

End of over 40 (2 runs) West Indies 202/7 (102 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.05, RRR: 10.20)
     TT Bresnan    6-0-17-1
D Ramdin    72* (86b 7x4 1x6)      JC Tredwell    8-1-26-0

Nikita Miller is in at No. 9... Is there a lady with glandular issues in the house? Broad comes back on for Tredders

40.1

Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, length, worked off the pads to midwicket

40.2

Broad to Miller, no run, shorter and outside off, Miller drops back and defends his first ball

40.3

Broad to Miller, 1 run, bit of extra bounce, takes the shoulder of the bat, looping through gully towards third man

40.4

Broad to Ramdin, no run, bangs this in short, Ramdin has a waft and misses, though Buttler enquires if he might have tickled it

40.5

Broad to Ramdin, FOUR, throws the bat, he's got to now, gets a thick outside edge and the ball diverts wide of Buttler, through first slip and away for a boundary

40.6

Broad to Ramdin, FOUR, swing hard and lands another! This was slightly less ungainly, an agricultural heave over cover... very nearly went all the way. Modern bats, eh?

End of over 41 (10 runs) West Indies 212/7 (92 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.17, RRR: 10.22)
D Ramdin    81* (90b 9x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    8-0-48-2
NO Miller    1* (2b)      TT Bresnan    6-0-17-1

41.1

Bresnan to Miller, no run, comes forward and squirts the ball towards point

41.2

Bresnan to Miller, no run, sits in the crease and defends with an open bat face square on the off side

41.3

Bresnan to Miller, 1 run, takes on the short ball... and dropped this time, Stokes again, though it would have been an even more spectacular take, just a inch or two above the turf. In fact, looks like he had it until his hand hit the turf and popped it out

41.4

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 run, cross-batted swat down the ground to long-on

41.5

Bresnan to Miller, no run, pitched up and Miller pushes into the covers coming forwards

41.6

Bresnan to Miller, FOUR, West Indies are living on the edge - literally in this case, as Miller gets enough on a stiff-armed swipe to send it over Buttler's grasp and away for another boundary

End of over 42 (6 runs) West Indies 218/7 (86 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.19, RRR: 10.75)
NO Miller    6* (7b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    7-0-23-1
D Ramdin    82* (91b 9x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    8-0-48-2

The rate is still below around ten - ie. a couple of boundaries - an over. Tredwell replaces Broad

42.1

Tredwell to Ramdin, no run, on the stumps, worked short on the leg side

42.2

Tredwell to Ramdin, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, Ramdin wanders out and glances one through midwicket

42.3

Tredwell to Miller, 1 run, steps away and manages to skew a single to short third man

42.4

Tredwell to Ramdin, 1 run, slices a cut and dropped again, Broad managing to reach above his head backpedalling from cover point but can't cling on to it!

42.5

Tredwell to Miller, 1 run, flat and on the stumps, nurdles one more to the leg side

42.6

Tredwell to Ramdin, 1 run, comes forward and flicks past midwicket, just one as the fielder runs in

A better over for England, though they would have preferred the wicket... All on Ramdin for West Indies. I wonder if he has a note prepared in his back pocket

End of over 43 (5 runs) West Indies 223/7 (81 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.18, RRR: 11.57)
D Ramdin    85* (95b 9x4 1x6)      JC Tredwell    9-1-31-0
NO Miller    8* (9b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    7-0-23-1

Stephen Parry back on... no pressure

43.1

Parry to Ramdin, 1 run, darted in towards the stumps, nudges one down the ground

43.2

Parry to Miller, no run, tossed up, clips the outer half of the bat and rolls towards point

43.3

Parry to Miller, 1 run, goes back and across and pokes in front of backward point, gets Ramdin back on strike

43.4

Parry to Ramdin, SIX, in the slot and Ramdin cashes in, slamming six over deep midwicket! Down on one knee and crashes the arms through a meaty slog-sweep

43.5

Parry to Ramdin, 2 runs, uses the feet and works into a gap on the leg side, deep midwicket has to come in and they scamper a second

43.6

Parry to Ramdin, SIX, sweeps hard across the line again, this looks more like a top edge... but it sails metres beyond the boundary, another maximum! Ramdin brings up his maiden ODI ton - the second of the day - and West Indies can continue to dream

End of over 44 (16 runs) West Indies 239/7 (65 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.43, RRR: 10.83)
D Ramdin    100* (99b 9x4 3x6)      SD Parry    9-1-60-1
NO Miller    9* (11b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    9-1-31-0

44.1

Tredwell to Miller, no run

44.2

Tredwell to Miller, no run, goes back and tries to glides one past short third man, can't get it through

44.3

Tredwell to Miller, no run, goes back dabs at the ball, misses - another dot

44.4

Tredwell to Miller, no run, on leg stump, defended

44.5

Tredwell to Miller, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, nurdled behind square on the leg side, Miller manages to steal one

44.6

Tredwell to Ramdin, SIX, Ramdin goes big again, a clean strike back over the bowler's head for six more! Turns a superb over into merely an okay one

Tredwell finishes with 0 for 38 from his ten overs... but is it going to part of a winning effort?

End of over 45 (7 runs) West Indies 246/7 (58 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.46, RRR: 11.60)
D Ramdin    106* (100b 9x4 4x6)      JC Tredwell    10-1-38-0
NO Miller    10* (16b 1x4)      SD Parry    9-1-60-1

45.1

Bresnan to Miller, OUT, Miller's luck runs out, heaves across the line, top-edging to short extra cover! Bresnan landed this back of a length on the stumps, Miller tried to do too much, when he really just needed to get Ramdin back on strike

NO Miller c sub (CJ Jordan) b Bresnan 10 (21m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.82

Sunil Narine is out next, though the batsmen crossed

45.2

Bresnan to Ramdin, 2 runs, on the stumps, good length and pulled flat through midwicket for a couple

45.3

Bresnan to Ramdin, 1 run, pitched up outside off, swings across the line and gets one towards mid-on

Bresnan has a slip for Narine

45.4

Bresnan to Narine, no run, short of a length and fired across the bows, defended on the back foot

45.5

Bresnan to Narine, 1 run, steps away and throws the bat, slices high out towards backward point but lands safely

45.6

Bresnan to Ramdin, FOUR, full and straight... too straight, as Ramdin gets a splinter of inside edge on it, diverts it off his pads for four to long leg! Again the lid just won't remain on

Robin sent this a few minutes ago, which still pretty much rings true: "Bresnan is just quietly bowling an excellent spell - keeping the batsmen relatively quiet, and a crucial breakthrough"

End of over 46 (8 runs) West Indies 254/8 (50 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.52, RRR: 12.50)
D Ramdin    113* (103b 10x4 4x6)      TT Bresnan    8-0-31-2
SP Narine    1* (2b)      JC Tredwell    10-1-38-0

Stuart Broad returns at the death. But whose death?

46.1

Broad to Narine, no run, back of a length, outside off, opens the face towards point, Ramdin sends him back

46.2

Broad to Narine, 2 runs, drops short, at the body, pulled flat through midwicket for a couple

46.3

Broad to Narine, SIX, round the wicket, length ball slanted back in at the left-handed Narine... and he has picked this up and deposited it into the stands a deep midwicket! An easy swing of the arms from Narine, easily clearing the fence. Broad's brow furrows a little further

46.4

Broad to Narine, 1 run, over the wicket, gets the full bunger on target, Narine manages to keep it out and they hustle one regardless

46.5

Broad to Ramdin, OUT, superb work from Broad and Narine is run out at the non-striker's end! England need just one more wicket (though remember how that turned out in Brisbane a few weeks ago?), Narine was backing up a long way only for Ramdin's pull to go straight to Chris Jordan, the substitute fielding at mid-on, his throw was good but it required Broad to grab it on the bounce and swing his arms back to flick off the bails as he passed the stumps. Dexterous stuff... West Indies now clinging on by a fingertip

SP Narine run out 10 (9m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 166.66

Can Ravi Rampaul, the No. 11, help Ramdin pull this off? "Is James Faulkner around?" wonders Edwin

46.6

Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, goes across outside off and dabs one in front of point to keep the strike

End of over 47 (10 runs) West Indies 264/9 (40 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.61, RRR: 13.33)
D Ramdin    114* (105b 10x4 4x6)      SCJ Broad    9-0-58-2
R Rampaul    0* (0b)      TT Bresnan    8-0-31-2

Three overs to go, 40 required. Sitting uncomfortably?

47.1

Bresnan to Ramdin, SIX, length ball on the stumps... launched into the stands again by Ramdin, a viscous club over long-on. Still they believe!

47.2

Bresnan to Ramdin, FOUR, pulled through square leg this time, Bresnan dropping short and Ramdin swivelling to clout the ball between two men on the fence!

47.3

Bresnan to Ramdin, FOUR, and there's another boundary, Ramdin is going for broke! Spots the slower ball from Bresnan and uppercuts it over point, clears the fielder and just a couple of bounces to the rope

47.4

Bresnan to Ramdin, OUT, bowled him, Bresnan squeezes the yorker past Ramdin! Leg stump is out of the ground, Ramdin is flat on the metaphorical canvas, England have won! Bresnan is engulfed by his team-mates, he held his nerve after being taken for three consecutive boundaries... Ramdin stepped away, Bresnan went full and straight and though the bat came down, all he could do was deflect the ball on to the wicket. As heartbeats begin to return to normal, England have won by 25 runs and take the series 2-1

D Ramdin b Bresnan 128 (167m 109b 12x4 5x6) SR: 117.43

Okidoke, that's yer lot for today, I'll leave you with Gnasher's report and the memory of Denesh Ramdin swinging his merry way to a century - the first by a West Indies wicketkeeper in ODIs. It was a day for master blasting after all... We'll be back for more in the T20s, starting on Sunday. Ciao

6pm: Time for the presentations, Ian Bishop talking to West Indies captain, Dwayne Bravo: "We were confident to chase, it was a good wicket but the top order failed and it didn't quite come off at the end. I think Root and Buttler batted well, they capitalised on the start they had. Our bowling group is always in the game. We didn't get it right at the key moments, the first ten overs, it's something we have to work on, as a team and a batting group."

England captain, Stuart Broad: "Very happy, certainly the way the batsmen played, on that wicket, which no one knew quite how it would play. We thought we could hurt them if we got a partnership going, that's what Jos did at the end, once he got himself going - he looks unstoppable. We've taken some half chances, particularly in the last couple of games, and that yorker in the end shows it can work."

Joe Root is named Man of the Match and Man of the Series: "It's been a new experience [using the new ball], Stuart said at the start of the series it might be an option on these wickets, it's gone well. We wanted to take it deep, make sure we had wickets in hand going into the last ten overs. It worked out for us this time."

5.45pm: All it needed was a simple yorker. Easy, isn't it? Denesh Ramdin played an absolute blinder there, helping to add 147 in less than 20 overs for the last four wickets; but Tim Bresnan kept his head on just straight enough to snuff them out. Had they taken their catches, England would have won with daylight to spare but these are two fallible, fragile teams and nothing is ever that simple. In the week that Shahid Afridi reasserted his crazy skillz, that was a fitting end, Ramdin slamming 90 off 42 balls at the end. We've got three T20s to come, the real warm-up for Bangladesh, and they should be plenty of fun.

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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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