England tour of West Indies, 1st T20I: West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 9, 2014
West Indies won by 27 runs
9 March 2014 (20-over match)

Right, the players are out, Dwayne Smith readying to face Stuart Broad...

1.55pm: Lots of excitement about a certain Christopher Henry and his Spartan... Though I can't help thinking he'll just be at cruising speed until the World T20 comes around. Let's see if he lasts long enough to gaze in bemusement at a Dernbach slower ball.

"Folks, wear your seat belts, the Gayle storm is on its way..." shrieks Ashwin S, "it's a peculiar storm that comes during the months of March, April and May and mostly experienced in the sub continent!!!" So England should be all right here, then?

And here's a rousing call from Cyril Mayers: "The West indies are the world Champions and we are going to retain it this year. Today we will show who we really are and continue in the same vein into the World cup in Bangladesh."

1.50pm: "How is the weather looking like Alan, I think its pretty cloudy out there." I'll wager you're right, Akki, apparently it's a little humid. May be why England have packed the team with seam options, with just James Tredwell to bowl spin. That and the Gayle forecast, I guess.

"Dernbach haters? Do you mean England cricket fans, almost none of whom want to see Dernbach playing for England in any format?" Yes, Chris, I think that just about covers it.

1.45pm: This pitch looks pretty hard and flat, somewhat perkier than that in Antigua (although the third ODI there produced nearly 600 runs). It also should be somewhat quicker than the pitch in Kingston where West Indies very nearly managed to give Ireland their first series win against a Full Member last month. Winning the second T20 (when they defended 96) was their first in six matches, with the reigning World T20 champions needing to get their dander up ahead of the defence.

1.35pm: So, teams pretty much as expected (don't go there, Dernbach haters)... Moeen Ali misses out on a T20 debut, despite impressing in the ODIs; Ben Stokes is the man to come in for the absent Joe Root. Luke Wright plays in his 50th T20 international.

Here's Mark: "You are right about a basement battle between faded champions but, after England's winter, any win against anyone is a step in the right direction. Or, to put it another way, England can't afford any more defeats."

1.30pm: West Indies have won the toss and will bat, Darren Sammy likes the look of this Barbados deck and wants to get some wood on the fire. Stuart Broad would have done the same but is happy to chase. "The last time we played here, we won the World Cup against Australia, so there are some happy faces," he says. West Indies have Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels fit, while Morgan is included for England.

West Indies 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Dwayne Smith, 3 Marlon Samuels, 4 Lendl Simmons, 5 Dwayne Bravo, 6 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 7 Darren Sammy (capt), 8 Andre Russell, 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Ravi Rampaul, 11 Samuel Badree

England 1 Alex Hales, 2 Michael Lumb, 3 Luke Wright, 4 Eoin Morgan, 5 Jos Buttler (wk), 6 Ravi Bopara, 7 Ben Stokes, 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 Stuart Broad (capt), 10 James Tredwell, 11 Jade Dernbach

1.20pm: The World Twenty20 starts a week today and here we have the two most recent winners of the tournament about to square off in Bridgetown, scene of England's single drip of global knockout glory in 40 years of limited-overs competition. More like a bout between two faded champs than contenders for 2014 edition (with the caveat that no one knows anything in T20), the series will at least have greater relevance than the preceding ODIs, serving as a warm-up for Bangladesh. West Indies will have their Gangnam totem back, Chris Gayle ready to whip up a storm against England's recently formed platoon of have-a-go spinners, and there could be some experimentation on both sides - get the full SP in Andrew McGlashan's preview. You can also read George Dobell, our man in the rum shack Caribbean, talking to Paul Collingwood, England's captain during their 2010 triumph, about how the game has changed since then. George has heard a whisper that Eoin Morgan could be struggling for fitness... but we'll bring you all the team news at the toss shortly.


Broad to Smith, SIX, that's the way to get things started! Forget the Gayle storm, Smith is whipping up something tropical, a fruity, one-legged pull over deep square leg for six first ball!

So, definitely looks like there's some pace in the pitch... Broad clocked at 89mph there


Broad to Smith, no run, slightly back of a length, better line and Smith gets patiently in behind this one


Broad to Smith, FOUR, strays down the leg side, touch full and there's just a tickle of bat, sending the ball racing to the fine leg rope


Broad to Smith, FOUR, another boundary, this time a short-arm pull through midwicket! Brutal stroke from Smith, picked up a back of a length ball and murdered it through the on side


Broad to Smith, FOUR, four more, three in a row for Smith! Too full outside off and Smith leans out to play a gorgeous square drive, between two fielders, no one is catching that either


Broad to Smith, 1 no ball, tighter line on off, Smith defends a length ball into the covers... but Broad had overstepped

So, free hit coming up. You can smell the burning rubber already...


Broad to Smith, no run, Smith goes down on one knee and tries to deposit this into the ocean but takes an air swipe at a length ball that climbs outside off

So, just 19 off the first over and Chris Gayle is yet to face a ball

End of over 1 (19 runs) West Indies 19/0 (RR: 19.00)

    • DR Smith 18 (7b 3x4 1x6)
    • CH Gayle 0 (0b)
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-19-0

Jade Dernbach, the housewives' favourite, is in the crosshairs at the other end


Dernbach to Gayle, no run, good length in the channel outside off... and, wouldn't you know it, Gayle shoulders arms and lets it through


Dernbach to Gayle, no run, quicker and fuller, this seems to duck back a little late and catches Gayle slightly leaden-footed, he drops the bat on off and it just passes outside


Dernbach to Gayle, 1 run, slightly full and straightening on the pads, clipped through backward square for one


Dernbach to Smith, no run, length ball, tight line on off stump, Smith goes across and shows it a straight bat


Dernbach to Smith, FOUR, majestic from Smith, little bit of width and he lasers a drive on the up through cover point

This is perfect for Gayle, who loves to absorb a few dots in getting his eye in


Dernbach to Smith, no run, good comeback, off-stump line and this skips off the pitch, catches Smith on the gloves as he pushes at it

End of over 2 (5 runs) West Indies 24/0 (RR: 12.00)

    • DR Smith 22 (10b 4x4 1x6)
    • CH Gayle 1 (3b)
    • JW Dernbach 1-0-5-0
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-19-0

"Now Stuart Board holds another record - giving highest no of runs in a T20 international match in the first over." Is that right, Balaji Gupta? Good spot, if so. Broad is off sharpish, with Tim Bresnan chucked the hot potato ball


Bresnan to Gayle, no run, decent pace from Bresnan, 85mph, lets this one go outside off


Bresnan to Gayle, no run, gets across and pats this one gently back down the track


Bresnan to Gayle, no run, leading edge but it drops short of mid-off! This stuck in the surface a little, Gayle nearly miscuing off his railway sleeper of a bat


Bresnan to Gayle, no run, beaten over the top of the stumps this time, advancing a little tentatively and swinging the arms, Bresnan made sure to follow him


Bresnan to Gayle, no run, tight lines from Bresnan, who coaxes another forward defensive out of Gayle


Bresnan to Gayle, 1 run, length ball, on the stumps, worked short of mid-on and he lumbers through for one - good over from Bresnan

End of over 3 (1 run) West Indies 25/0 (RR: 8.33)

    • CH Gayle 2 (9b)
    • DR Smith 22 (10b 4x4 1x6)
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-1-0
    • JW Dernbach 1-0-5-0

Dernbach to Gayle, 1 run, another massive leading edge... lands safely between mid-on and mid-off. This definitely swung back at Gayle, who played across the line, again gets away with it


Dernbach to Smith, FOUR, drops a touch short and Smith shows good bat speed to whip a pull to fine leg for another boundary


Dernbach to Smith, no run, Dernbach is sticking to regulation pace and a decent length so far, Smith lets this be outside off


Dernbach to Smith, 1 run, slightly full, just drawing Smith forward and the ball holds its line, squirts towards short third man off the outer half of the bat, they steal one


Dernbach to Gayle, 1 leg bye, pitched up on leg stump, attempted flick to leg and it roll short off the pad


Dernbach to Smith, no run, touching 90mph now from Dernbach, fullish on off stump, defensive poke from Smith

Just 13 off three overs since that fizzing opener... But WI still have ten wickets in the can

End of over 4 (7 runs) West Indies 32/0 (RR: 8.00)

    • DR Smith 27 (14b 5x4 1x6)
    • CH Gayle 3 (11b)
    • JW Dernbach 2-0-11-0
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-1-0

Bresnan to Gayle, FOUR, drops short, easy medium pace and this is lashed over midwicket, just a swing of the arms and it disappears for Gayle's first boundary


Bresnan to Gayle, FOUR, short again, Gayle backs off and thrashes this down the ground, baseball style for a flat four. The Kraken awakes?


Bresnan to Gayle, no run, pitched up on leg stump, Gayle has to dig this out and it goes quickly to mid-on


Bresnan to Gayle, FOUR, down the ground now, full and around off stump, Gayle blasts it flat back over Bresnan's head, just a couple of bounces to the fence. Dismissive power


Bresnan to Gayle, 1 run, steps away again, Bresnan follows him, pulls aggressively into the ground through midwicket


Bresnan to Smith, no run, full and straight, maybe a touch quicker, Smith miscues into covers

The team batting first has won 10 out of 13 T20s at this stadium, by the way. West Indies going very nicely at the minute

End of over 5 (13 runs) West Indies 45/0 (RR: 9.00)

    • DR Smith 27 (15b 5x4 1x6)
    • CH Gayle 16 (16b 3x4)
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-14-0
    • JW Dernbach 2-0-11-0

Another change, Dernbach heads off with a respectable two overs for 14, Ben Stokes on his place...


Stokes to Gayle, no run, length ball on off stump, Gayle goes across and defends first up

"Gayle is a slow starter. It works out well if he stays on the crease any length of time, but can be a problem if he gets out after absorbing so many deliveries." Seems to be shaping up okay this time, Aseem Gupta


Stokes to Gayle, SIX, smoked, on to the roof! Gayle has found his hitting zone and is making himself comfortable, slightly too full from Stokes and a vicious swipe sends this sailing many a mile over long-on


Stokes to Gayle, FOUR, another boundary, this time pulled flat behind square, not the cleanest of connections but it beats the despairing dive on the rope


Stokes to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle backs away, trying to free the arms again, Stokes pitches it up outside leg and a thick inside edge screws behind backward square


Stokes to Smith, no run, fullish, outside off, Smith drives in front of square but can't get it through


Stokes to Smith, no run, tighter from Stokes, not quite driveable on off and Smith pushes defensively into the off side

End of over 6 (11 runs) West Indies 56/0 (RR: 9.33)

    • DR Smith 27 (17b 5x4 1x6)
    • CH Gayle 27 (20b 4x4 1x6)
    • BA Stokes 1-0-11-0
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-14-0

The Powerplay done with, on comes Ravi Bopara, England trying to staunch the flow with his cutters


Bopara to Gayle, 1 run, round the wicket, Buttler up to the stumps, Gayle works it through square leg for one


Bopara to Smith, OUT, bowled him, nipping back through the gate! Bopara has done the trick, on the mark straight away and Smith was perhaps a little early on his shot, trying to work to leg, think the ball gripped off the surface and was accurate enough to disturb the bails

DR Smith b Bopara 27 (27m 18b 5x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

Out comes Marlon Samuels at No. 3. Good-looking top three, this


Bopara to Samuels, FOUR, class, what a stroke to begin with, drops back and cuts a length ball past point, played late and on the up for four


Bopara to Samuels, 1 run, drops back in the crease and glides one to third man


Bopara to Gayle, 1 run, goes back round the wicket, holds up off the pitch again and another leading edge from Gayle's brute of a bat loops into the off side, just in front of point


Bopara to Samuels, no run, tight line on the stumps, skidding on and flicked to short fine leg for one

"Is this the most destructive T20 pair among all nations? May not be good news for England." You sense Upendra Kumar D isn't feeling too sorry for them...

End of over 7 (7 runs) West Indies 63/1 (RR: 9.00)

    • MN Samuels 5 (3b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 29 (22b 4x4 1x6)
    • RS Bopara 1-0-7-1
    • BA Stokes 1-0-11-0

First sign of spin, James Tredwell into the attack


Tredwell to Gayle, no run, tossed up from round the wicket, Gayle comes forward to defend


Tredwell to Gayle, no run, bit of air, straightening on off, again Gayle taps it watchfully back


Tredwell to Gayle, no run, lbw appeal, as Gayle attempts to sweep and misses, hit on the front pad but the umpire adjudges it to be missing leg... Hawk-Eye suggests it was just clipping


Tredwell to Gayle, 1 run, goes back and pushes a single back past the bowler to long-on


Tredwell to Samuels, no run, continues round the wicket, worked to square leg


Tredwell to Samuels, 1 run, gets a piece of this, good footwork from Samuels, larrups the ball flat down the ground but there's a long-off and that keeps them to one

Decent start from Tredwell... perhaps pace off the ball is way to go here

End of over 8 (2 runs) West Indies 65/1 (RR: 8.12)

    • MN Samuels 6 (5b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 30 (26b 4x4 1x6)
    • JC Tredwell 1-0-2-0
    • RS Bopara 1-0-7-1

Bopara to Samuels, 1 run, cutter from Bopara, angled in towards middle and off, glanced behind square leg for a single


Bopara to Gayle, 1 run, another miscue from Gayle, who hoicks a top edge towards mid-on, which is currently vacant


Bopara to Samuels, 1 run, pitched up, knocked back down the ground to long-on


Bopara to Gayle, 1 run, round the wicket, short of a length, Gayle reaches down and pats it behind square for one more


Bopara to Samuels, no run, out the back of the hand, down the leg side and Samuels finds the fielder with a flick


Bopara to Samuels, no run, full and arrowing on middle and leg, can't dig it out and the ball trickles back to Bopara

"Samuels has been inconsistent since his heroic innings in World T20 Final," muses Jamal. "His form is very crucial to WI defending the title!"

End of over 9 (4 runs) West Indies 69/1 (RR: 7.66)

    • MN Samuels 8 (9b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 32 (28b 4x4 1x6)
    • RS Bopara 2-0-11-1
    • JC Tredwell 1-0-2-0

Tredwell to Gayle, no run, tossed up, Gayle leans out and pokes square on the off side


Tredwell to Gayle, SIX, tossed up, on off stump and Gayle hits against the turn, plopping Tredwell on to the corrugated iron roof at deep midwicket. This one isn't coming back, either. Gayle just watches it go from behind his shades


Tredwell to Gayle, 1 leg bye, flatter and quicker, beats the bat and deflects off the pad short on the leg side


Tredwell to Samuels, no run, Samuels comes forward, Tredwell spots him and drags his length down, collects the ball in his follow through


Tredwell to Samuels, no run, again Tredwell checks Samuels on the walk, can only work it to mid-on


Tredwell to Samuels, 2 runs, touch short, this time Samuels goes back in the crease and forces a couple through the covers

Nicely poised at halfway, Gayle brewing up for a big one... Here's Gnasher, ready to get drenched

End of over 10 (9 runs) West Indies 78/1 (RR: 7.80)

    • MN Samuels 10 (12b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 38 (31b 4x4 2x6)
    • JC Tredwell 2-0-10-0
    • RS Bopara 2-0-11-1

Thanks Alan


Bopara to Gayle, FOUR, he hammers another down the ground, short from round the wicket and it swings it straight of long-on...Bresnan didn't have far to move


Bopara to Gayle, 1 run, on the short side again, pulled into midwicket this time without quite the same timing


Bopara to Samuels, 2 runs, full on the pads, flicked behind square and placed well enough for a comfortable second


Bopara to Samuels, no run, delivered from wide on the crease, angling in to middle, defended


Bopara to Samuels, no run, back of a length, on off stump, played square and can't beat backward point


Bopara to Samuels, 1 run, full outside, he leans into a languid cover drive which finds the sweeper

Just over a run-a-ball conceded by Bopara which is a good effort. England running out of pace-off-the-ball options, though

End of over 11 (8 runs) West Indies 86/1 (RR: 7.81)

    • MN Samuels 13 (16b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 43 (33b 5x4 2x6)
    • RS Bopara 3-0-19-1
    • JC Tredwell 2-0-10-0

Tredwell to Samuels, 1 run, round the wicket, worked off the pads to deep square


Tredwell to Gayle, no run, he's swinging at fresh air, a length ball that spins slow away from Gayle as he aims a powerful shot through midwicket


Tredwell to Gayle, OUT, and he's got him! Reward for Tredwell who has held his ground against Gayle. This one slid on and stuck him on the back pad right in from of middle. Unless he hit it, that was dead.

CH Gayle lbw b Tredwell 43 (47m 35b 5x4 2x6) SR: 122.85

Big spin followed by the straighter delivery. Very smart from Tredwell.


Tredwell to Simmons, 1 run, gets across onto off stump and works this delivery into the leg side


Tredwell to Samuels, 2 runs, comes down the pitch and drives this in the air over the off side, almost beaten in the flight but places it between deep cover and long-off


Tredwell to Samuels, no run, pushed into the off side, can't beat cover

End of over 12 (4 runs) West Indies 90/2 (RR: 7.50)

    • MN Samuels 16 (19b 1x4)
    • LMP Simmons 1 (1b)
    • JC Tredwell 3-0-14-1
    • RS Bopara 3-0-19-1

Ben Stokes is back


Stokes to Simmons, 1 run, back of a length outside off, opens the face and finds backward point


Stokes to Samuels, 2 runs, just gets this over cover, short of a length and he leant back, didn't quite get it from the middle but had enough bat on it to clear the leaping fielder


Stokes to Samuels, FOUR, that's served up a lovely hittable length, Samuels swings through the line and drives it one bounce to the long-on boundary


Stokes to Samuels, SIX, not good from Stokes, short again and this time Samuels pulls it high over midwicket

More conversations between bowler and captain...


Stokes to Samuels, FOUR, he's not really learning...having strengthened the leg-side field, Stokes drops this short outside off and Samuels carves it over backward point


Stokes to Samuels, 2 runs, angled into the body, nudged to the leg side and weighted just right so he can come back for a second

That over has got West Indies up and running again. Pace back on the ball.

End of over 13 (19 runs) West Indies 109/2 (RR: 8.38)

    • MN Samuels 34 (24b 3x4 1x6)
    • LMP Simmons 2 (2b)
    • BA Stokes 2-0-30-0
    • JC Tredwell 3-0-14-1

Tredwell's last over


Tredwell to Simmons, 1 run, uses his feet, it's short on leg stump, worked through midwicket


Tredwell to Samuels, no run, tries to tuck this through the leg side but only gets it back to the bowler


Tredwell to Samuels, 1 run, dragged down a touch short, Samuels goes onto the back foot and drives to deep cover


Tredwell to Simmons, no run, he moves to the leg side, Tredwell follows him and cramps Simmons for room so he can only find cover


Tredwell to Simmons, no run, excellent from Tredwell, no width again and it's pushed back down the pitch


Tredwell to Simmons, no run, and it's a dot ball to finish, Simmons pushes a length ball to cover

Terrific spell from Tredwell, including 15 dot balls. Suspect Broad wishes he had another spinner.

End of over 14 (2 runs) West Indies 111/2 (RR: 7.92)

    • LMP Simmons 3 (6b)
    • MN Samuels 35 (26b 3x4 1x6)
    • JC Tredwell 4-0-16-1
    • BA Stokes 2-0-30-0

Bopara is back. Enough of Stokes for now.


Bopara to Samuels, 1 run, cuts his fingers across the ball, outside off, opens the face to short third man


Bopara to Simmons, OUT, it's short, but it gets the wicket...sat in the pitch a fraction, Simmons went for the pull, but got the ball too straight instead of midwicket, long-on didn't have to move far to his left

LMP Simmons c Lumb b Bopara 3 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

Andre Russell at No. 5


Bopara to Russell, 1 run, gets an edge first ball, runs fine of third man but he's able to get around


Bopara to Samuels, 1 run, length ball outside off, flayed through the covers but doesn't beat the sweeper


Bopara to Russell, 1 run, very full, on the popping crease outside off, driven square through point


Bopara to Samuels, no run, another slower ball, an off spinner, grips a touch and the batsman is early on his shot

End of over 15 (4 runs) West Indies 115/3 (RR: 7.66)

    • MN Samuels 37 (29b 3x4 1x6)
    • AD Russell 2 (2b)
    • RS Bopara 4-0-23-2
    • JC Tredwell 4-0-16-1

Into the last five overs now. West Indies will want 60. Stuart Broad brings himself back.


Broad to Russell, 1 run, follows him as he moves to leg, Russell pushes into the off side


Broad to Samuels, FOUR, fingertips! Morgan leaping at backward point. It's short of a length outside, Samuels drives off the back foot with an open face and it wasn't really a chance. Would have been miraculous


Broad to Samuels, no run, plays and misses this time as he tries a similar shot square of the wicket


Broad to Samuels, 1 run, full outside leg, again following the batsman shuffles, flicked in the air through the leg side

john: "i assume wright's been brought in for root. feel it should've been moeen. would have given more flexibility with the ball, wright's been out of form with the bat, and moeen's probably a better player of spin so should have been given the chance to prove himself before Bangladesh."


Broad to Russell, no run, lovely delivery, hint shape away on a good length, Russell is stood on leg stump and is feeling for it...gets beaten


Broad to Russell, 1 run, short of a length, pulled firmly down to long-on

End of over 16 (7 runs) West Indies 122/3 (RR: 7.62)

    • AD Russell 4 (5b)
    • MN Samuels 42 (32b 4x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-26-0
    • RS Bopara 4-0-23-2

Tim Bresnan back for a spell at the death


Bresnan to Russell, FOUR, full toss outside off, clubs it through midwicket and although it wasn't from the middle it beat long-on


Bresnan to Russell, no run, one of those wide yorkers they tried in the first ODI, this one works as Russell gives himself too much room and drives over the top of it


Bresnan to Russell, FOUR, a straight yorker this time, and it costs four! Just a thick inside edge, beat short fine-leg and square leg then neither could chase it down


Bresnan to Russell, 1 run, slower ball, he's swinging might hard again but just gets a think bottom edge to the leg side


Bresnan to Samuels, no run, clever from Bresnan, follows the batsman then yorks him between his legs well outside leg stump. Good take from Buttler


Bresnan to Samuels, 1 run, keeping it yorker-length, this is driven out to deep point...good over from Bresnan

End of over 17 (10 runs) West Indies 132/3 (RR: 7.76)

    • MN Samuels 43 (34b 4x4 1x6)
    • AD Russell 13 (9b 2x4)
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-24-0
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-26-0

Jade Dernbach replaces Broad. Deep breath, folks


Dernbach to Samuels, no run, dropped and it's a clanger! Dernbach served up length, Samuels drills his cover drive but couldn't have picked out Tredwell any better on the edge of the ring at cover


Dernbach to Samuels, FOUR, and, as so often happens, the next ball finds the boundary. He leans from his previous mistake, opens the stance a touch more and places this wide of cover. Fizzes off the bat


Dernbach to Samuels, FOUR, goes for a yorker, comes out as a low full toss, driven powerfully straight down the ground to bring up a 37-ball fifty...margin of error is tiny for the bowler. That catch already costly.


Dernbach to Samuels, FOUR, slower ball, back of the hand, Samuels swings hard and gets a thick outside edge which loops over short third man...three boundaries a row


Dernbach to Samuels, FOUR, that is inches away from a perfect yorker and gets driven straight down the ground...the power compensates for it coming off the bottom of the bat


Dernbach to Samuels, FOUR, five in a row! How's Tredwell feeling? This wasn't a good delivery, a length slower ball which Samuels waits a fraction longer for a cuts through backward point

End of over 18 (20 runs) West Indies 152/3 (RR: 8.44)

    • MN Samuels 63 (40b 9x4 1x6)
    • AD Russell 13 (9b 2x4)
    • JW Dernbach 3-0-31-0
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-24-0

Bresnan to Russell, 1 run, this yorker at leg stumps gets driven down to long-on


Bresnan to Samuels, no run, low full toss, it's driven into the pitch and straight back to the bowler


Bresnan to Samuels, 1 leg bye, a length delivery, angled into the pads, Bresnan perhaps a little fortunate that Samuels was early on the shot...ball dribbles to the leg side


Bresnan to Russell, SIX, fantastic shot! Quite hard to describe. The ball was almost out of reach outside off, he was moving to leg, but he caught up with and almost lifted himself off his feet as he drove over point


Bresnan to Russell, 1 run, clubbed down the ground


Bresnan to Samuels, FOUR, poor delivery, full and angling into the pads, a conventional leg glance beats short fine-leg

End of over 19 (13 runs) West Indies 165/3 (RR: 8.68)

    • MN Samuels 67 (43b 10x4 1x6)
    • AD Russell 21 (12b 2x4 1x6)
    • TT Bresnan 4-0-36-0
    • JW Dernbach 3-0-31-0

Dernbach for the last over. Has bowled better than his figures today.


Dernbach to Russell, 1 run, heaves a length delivery through midwicket and a bit surprising they didn't run a second there

Pn: "Tredwell's figures should now be 4-0-36-1.. A costly costly drop!"


Dernbach to Samuels, 1 run, follows him a yorker outside leg, gets a thick inside edge out to deep square-leg


Dernbach to Russell, 1 run, keeps it full outside leg, Russell can't free his arms and can only drive down to long-on


Dernbach to Samuels, no run, think this was actually a low full toss that Samuels played over the top off, scoots past leg stump...keeping the ball full


Dernbach to Samuels, 1 run, this is a much bigger full toss but he can only swing it out to deep square...excellent over with a ball remaining


Dernbach to Russell, 1 run, super stuff this over, another yorker up at leg stump which just takes a thick edge to the leg side. Well bowled.

England will be pretty pleased keeping West Indies to 170, especially as they only lost three wickets. Solid innings from Samuels, who is still working his way back to full fitness, Smith and Gayle but some good bowling from Tredwell, Bopara and, yes, Dernbach. That dropped catch, though, from Tredwell could be costly. It will be challenging chase for England, but early on it appeared they could be hunting 190-200. West Indies have more spin to call on. Alan will be back with you shortly for the start of the chase.

End of over 20 (5 runs) West Indies 170/3

    • AD Russell 24 (15b 2x4 1x6)
    • MN Samuels 69 (46b 10x4 1x6)
    • JW Dernbach 4-0-36-0
    • TT Bresnan 4-0-36-0
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Hours of play (local time) 14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.20, Interval 15.20-15.40, Second Session 15.40-17.00

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Croft: Gayle is a big factor

George Dobell and Colin Croft preview the three-match T20 series between England and West Indies in Barbados (02:39) | March 9, 2014

George Dobell and Colin Croft preview the three-match T20 series between England and West Indies in Barbados (02:39) | March 9, 2014