England tour of West Indies, 3rd T20I: West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 13, 2014
England won by 5 runs
13 March 2014 (20-over match)

Hales and Lumb are in the middle...Santokie will open the bowling

1.55pm Here's friend of Cricinfo, Peter Miller: "When we find out that this last six months of England tours has actually been an elaborate mockumentary directed by Ricky Gervais all those people sniping at Ian Bell not playing are going to look very silly"

We are just a few minutes away from the start. Another Powerplay mess on the cards for England?

Stu: "I think Jade Dernbach has a fear factor. Some of those tattoos look really scary."

1.45pm Jake: "Just thinking: England have no real 'fear factor' in the team. Opposition batsmen don't sit in the pavilion thinking "Uh oh, I have to face Tim Bresnan, or James Tredwell". We lost that factor with the departure of Swann & Pietersen (as a batsman, obviously), so whereas Australia have Johnson, Finch etc., South Africa have Steyn, de Villies, we have players who don't exactly instil fear in the opposition. "

That's the sort of thing Mark Butcher was chatting about in Switch Hit this week

Oliver Jones: "Jake, I agree. I think Buttler could become something really special, but if we put too much pressure on him, then it might become too much. To be fair, having supported England since the mid 90s, I'm not that worried that we have no superstars; we never used to before!"

1.30pm England win the toss and bat. Luke Wright (injury) and Tim Bresnan (rested) are replaced by Ben Stokes and Chris Jordan. So, there's still no Ian Bell.

West Indies are resting Chris Gayle, while Samuel Badree has a finger problem and Ravi Rampaul is left out. Johnson Charles, Sunil Narine and Sheldon Cottrell come in. Good news about Narine. Darren Sammy said the Gayle move was just precaution ahead of World T20.

England Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ravi Bopara, Ben Stokes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Stephen Parry, Jade Dernbach

West Indies Dwayne Smith, Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Krishmar Santokie, Sheldon Cottrell

Big day for Chris Jordan, playing in his homeland. Wright's injury is a slight side strain, perhaps after the shock of being asked to bowl in the previous match.

1.25pm Has Ian Bell flown to Barbados for a sun tan? We'll find out shortly. West Indies may give a few players a pre-World T20 outing as well. How much hope do England have going to Bangladesh?

1.15pm Hello and welcome to coverage of the final match of England's tour of West Indies. Andrew McGlashan with you to bring all the action. The home side are chasing a whitewash, England are hoping for a modicum of confidence to take to Bangladesh. Toss and team news in 15 minutes.


Santokie to Lumb, no run, full on leg stump, clips the pad and bobbles through to the keeper


Santokie to Lumb, no run, hint of width outside off, square driven firmly but straight to point

Lumb standing out of his ground. Wonder if Ramdin will come up to the stumps?


Santokie to Lumb, no run, edged, but short! A firm-footed drive outside off, hint of swing, finds a thick edge but doesn't carry to Sammy at first slip


Santokie to Lumb, FOUR, uses his feet, comes at the bowler, and clips a full delivery firmly through midwicket. Just enough on the ball for it to each the rope


Santokie to Lumb, 1 run, down the pitch again, it's wide outside off, sweetly driven through the covers but there's a sweeper out


Santokie to Hales, no run, back of a length, outside off, cut firmly to point

Daniel Robbins: "Through all the harsh words towards England over the past few ODIs and T20s I think there has been a few bright sparks in both play and the coaching side! Jos Buttler of course has caught the eye but before now he has been coming in too late. Been pushed up a little higher and it has worked wonders! Credit to both Buttler and Giles is needed"

End of over 1 (5 runs) England 5/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • AD Hales 0 (1b)
    • MJ Lumb 5 (5b 1x4)
    • K Santokie 1-0-5-0

Two left-armers to open the bowling. Sheldon Cottrell on his T20 debut.


Cottrell to Lumb, FOUR, starts very short and pretty wide, Lumb chases and upper cuts over the slip...one bounce to third man


Cottrell to Lumb, no run, fuller this time, but still quite wide outside off, cut to point

chinudavinci: "Mumbai Indians have too slingers upfront sharing the new ball, Malinga and Santokie!"


Cottrell to Lumb, no run, back of a length, banged in at hood pace, 142kph/88mph, beats Lumb's under edge as he tries to pull


Cottrell to Lumb, 1 wide, short and wide outside off, that's called...early nerves, perhaps


Cottrell to Lumb, FOUR, pitches this one up, but's greeted by a terrific straight drive which zings off the middle past mid-off


Cottrell to Lumb, FOUR, short again and this time pulled through midwicket, deep square-leg can't get around so it's back-to-back boundaries. Lumb enjoying the extra pace.

Slip comes out, strengthens the leg side. Sammy had a long chat with Cottrell


Cottrell to Lumb, FOUR, short and wide, think he attemped a slower ball as well, Lumb goes up and over point and it almost has enough to carry the boundary

End of over 2 (17 runs) England 22/0 (RR: 11.00)

    • MJ Lumb 21 (11b 5x4)
    • AD Hales 0 (1b)
    • SS Cottrell 1-0-17-0
    • K Santokie 1-0-5-0

Santokie to Hales, FOUR, now Hales is using his feet, it doesn't strike the middle and but the outfield is very quick and the ball beats mid-off straight down the ground

Intent from England. How long until spin? Pretty soon, I reckon. Ah, Ramdin now comes up to the stumps. Good idea. It's his birthday, too.


Santokie to Hales, FOUR, excellent shot, full outside off and driven with precision through the covers

What this is doing is just reminding sides to bowl spin/slow stuff at England


Santokie to Hales, 1 run, opens the face to this full delivery, drives square to point

Santokie has been officially warned for running in the danger area


Santokie to Lumb, no run, full at the stumps, pushed back to the bowler


Santokie to Lumb, SIX, straight down the ground...another clean strike by Lumb, hitting through the line of this full delivery


Santokie to Lumb, 1 run, keeping it full, driven along the ground this time and to the right of mid-off

class9ryan: "@espncricinfo : Who fits in the team better in Bangladesh - Santokie or Rampaul ?" You'd think probably Santokie. If there isn't room for both.

End of over 3 (16 runs) England 38/0 (RR: 12.66)

    • MJ Lumb 28 (14b 5x4 1x6)
    • AD Hales 9 (4b 2x4)
    • K Santokie 2-0-21-0
    • SS Cottrell 1-0-17-0

Change of bowling. Here's the challenge: Sunil Narine. Slip in place


Narine to Lumb, no run, full and straight, prodded to the off side


Narine to Lumb, no run, nicely driven, opens the face a touch but finds cover


Narine to Lumb, FOUR, goes down on one knee, sweeps hard and gets it behind square...think he was actually aiming more midwicket


Narine to Lumb, SIX, that's bigger! Not quite a Chris Gayle, but still worth six. Goes down on his back knee again and slog sweeps a length delivery over deep square-leg


Narine to Lumb, FOUR, England's fifty up in the fourth over, is this the revolution? Throws his hands through line of a full ball outside off and it takes a big thick edge through short third man


Narine to Lumb, no run, misses his sweep this time

End of over 4 (14 runs) England 52/0 (RR: 13.00)

    • MJ Lumb 42 (20b 7x4 2x6)
    • AD Hales 9 (4b 2x4)
    • SP Narine 1-0-14-0
    • K Santokie 2-0-21-0

Dwayne Bravo takes the ball


Bravo to Hales, no run, full outside off, gone with a hit at the non-striker's end! Charles dived to make a good stop at point, Lumb had committed to the single and would not have been in the frame


Bravo to Hales, no run, full on the stumps, slower ball, flicked to midwicket


Bravo to Hales, FOUR, shorter this time, and some width, back-cut fine of backward point to third man


Bravo to Hales, no run, short and wide, a cutter this time, Hales picks out point


Bravo to Hales, no run, he's finding the middle, but also the fielder...this time he picks out cover


Bravo to Hales, 2 runs, full on off stump, nicely placed as he works it through midwicket with a flick of his bottom hand

MB40: "Typical - now England have nothing to gain, they're playing like champions."

End of over 5 (6 runs) England 58/0 (RR: 11.60)

    • AD Hales 15 (10b 3x4)
    • MJ Lumb 42 (20b 7x4 2x6)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-6-0
    • SP Narine 1-0-14-0

Narine to Lumb, no run, driven off the back foot to cover


Narine to Lumb, 1 run, paddled round the corner to short fine-leg


Narine to Hales, 1 run, short of a length, Hales on the back foot and works through straight midwicket...Samuels is quick to prevent a second

Arsalan: "This opening stand just goes on to show the effect Badree has had as the trump card of West Indies at the start of the bowling completely strangling the opposition with his tight bowling. They'll obviously be missing Gayle at the start of their own innings as well. So Advantage England"


Narine to Lumb, no run, driven off the back foot, again to cover


Narine to Lumb, no run, this one turns, from quite a short length, Lumb can't beat the off side


Narine to Lumb, FOUR, opts to go leg side this time, it's short again, pulled through midwicket...a skimmer

That's how to use a Powerplay.

End of over 6 (6 runs) England 64/0 (RR: 10.66)

    • MJ Lumb 47 (25b 8x4 2x6)
    • AD Hales 16 (11b 3x4)
    • SP Narine 2-0-20-0
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-6-0

Now it's Andre Russell to have a bowl


Russell to Hales, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, pushed square through the off side


Russell to Lumb, 1 run, full outside off, driven to the cover sweeper


Russell to Hales, SIX, out of the ground! Now England have lost a ball. Dropped in short, Hales sees it early and pulls it high and handsome over deep square-leg. Bounces off the roof of the Greenidge-Haynes stand and, perhaps, into the street.


Russell to Hales, no run, yorker, good comeback, dug out to the leg side


Russell to Hales, 1 run, full at leg stump, pushed down to long-on


Russell to Lumb, 2 runs, keeping it full now after that massive six, but this is nicely played through the off side to the right of long-off and that raises a superb fifty for Lumb off 27 balls

End of over 7 (11 runs) England 75/0 (RR: 10.71)

    • MJ Lumb 50 (27b 8x4 2x6)
    • AD Hales 24 (15b 3x4 1x6)
    • AD Russell 1-0-11-0
    • SP Narine 2-0-20-0

Plenty of bowling changes. Here's Sammy.


Sammy to Hales, 1 run, full outside off, driven square to point whose fumble allows the single


Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, technically a drop as Lumb drills his straight drive back at Sammy who sticks his hands up in his follow through. He's held some stunners, so will be upset to miss that even though it was flying


Sammy to Hales, no run, driven square to point


Sammy to Hales, no run, cuts and misses, beaten on the top edge, good take by Ramdin


Sammy to Hales, no run, comes forward and drives to cover

Don: "I feel like WI made a mistake by resting Gayle for this match, its not like he's played a huge amount of cricket in the past, its only been 2 matches. Plus it also helps for a team to play with the same players for a few matches, and loosing here could kill some of the moment WI has gathered going into the WT20. "


Sammy to Hales, 1 run, full and straight, tucked down to long-on...first over of the match without a boundary

End of over 8 (3 runs) England 78/0 (RR: 9.75)

    • AD Hales 26 (20b 3x4 1x6)
    • MJ Lumb 51 (28b 8x4 2x6)
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-3-0
    • AD Russell 1-0-11-0

Cottrell is given another chance. I've lost count of the bowling changes already.


Cottrell to Hales, 1 run, starts full this time, pushed down to long-off


Cottrell to Lumb, no run, slower ball, outside off, Lumb is early on his shot, aiming square through the off side, and gets beaten


Cottrell to Lumb, 1 run, length delivery, heaved down the ground, one bounce to long-on


Cottrell to Hales, 1 wide, a bouncer, over off stump, and it's too short


Cottrell to Hales, 1 run, bottom edge on a pull, perhaps not quite as short as Hales thought, it scoots past his stumps to short fine-leg


Cottrell to Lumb, 2 runs, good fielding by long-off, Simmons, running around the boundary to cut off a well-timed drive which was skimming over the outfield...career-best for Lumb in T20Is


Cottrell to Lumb, 1 run, driven square to deep cover

End of over 9 (7 runs) England 85/0 (RR: 9.44)

    • MJ Lumb 55 (32b 8x4 2x6)
    • AD Hales 28 (22b 3x4 1x6)
    • SS Cottrell 2-0-24-0
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-3-0

Sammy to Lumb, FOUR, powerful through the off side, comes out of his crease and drives on the up through the covers


Sammy to Lumb, 2 runs, in the air, but short of deep cover...intentionally lofted by Lumb, think he was aiming straighter. Charles made good ground, but couldn't quite get under it


Sammy to Lumb, no run, driven to cover inside the circle


Sammy to Lumb, 1 run, he moved across his crease, Sammy saw him and sent the ball wider outside off, Lumb drove to long-off

Steveo: "How can a player rested for a 20/20 match that's done in a couple of hours! " It's a valid point


Sammy to Hales, FOUR, full, picked up with a lot of bottom hand high into the leg side and it pitches just short of the deep square-leg boundary


Sammy to Hales, no run, back of a length, driven to cover

End of over 10 (11 runs) England 96/0 (RR: 9.60)

    • AD Hales 32 (24b 4x4 1x6)
    • MJ Lumb 62 (36b 9x4 2x6)
    • DJG Sammy 2-0-14-0
    • SS Cottrell 2-0-24-0

Cottrell to Lumb, 1 run, full and straight, good delivery, jabbed down the ground off the toe end


Cottrell to Hales, 1 run, hint of swing back into Hales, going for another yorker, worked to the leg side


Cottrell to Lumb, no run, slower ball, drags it down outside off but beats Lumb...cut his fingers across it


Cottrell to Lumb, no run, angling into leg stump, flicked to midwicket

Priya : "@MB40: actually this is so typical of WI to slack off now that they have wine, instead of going for the 3-0 kill and maintaining the winning streak heading into the world cup!"


Cottrell to Lumb, OUT, gets underneath one, aiming over the leg side, goes miles (and miles, and miles) into the air. Takes an age to come down, Bravo eventually calls for it at cover after a brief glance to an approaching team-mate and holds his nerve well. First wicket for Cottrell

MJ Lumb c Bravo b Cottrell 63 (46m 40b 9x4 2x6) SR: 157.50

England thinking on their feet...Eoin Morgan at No. 3


Cottrell to Hales, 1 run, full again, good comeback from Cottrell, driven down to long-off

Umesh: "@Steveo It's valid point. But you need to understand lots of hours go into preparation of each Match. It is not just couple of hours which you see on TV."

End of over 11 (3 runs) England 99/1 (RR: 9.00)

    • AD Hales 34 (26b 4x4 1x6)
    • EJG Morgan 0 (0b)
    • SS Cottrell 3-0-27-1
    • DJG Sammy 2-0-14-0

Time for Samuels


Samuels to Hales, 1 run, round the wicket, punched to long-on to bring up England's 100


Samuels to Morgan, 1 run, tucks a length delivery out to deep midwicket

Utsaw: "I don't think Gayle is 100% fit and badree got hurt that day fielding while bowling, so precautionary, but makes sense for a dead rubber"


Samuels to Hales, 1 run, gets a bottom edge on a pull and it dribbles to short fine-leg


Samuels to Morgan, no run, short outside off, cut to cover off the front foot


Samuels to Morgan, no run, fuller and he comes forward, drives to cover...another dot


Samuels to Morgan, no run, good stuff from Samuels, this slides into Morgan from round the wicket and he just prods to the off side

Last five overs, 27 for 1.

End of over 12 (3 runs) England 102/1 (RR: 8.50)

    • EJG Morgan 1 (4b)
    • AD Hales 36 (28b 4x4 1x6)
    • MN Samuels 1-0-3-0
    • SS Cottrell 3-0-27-1

Cottrell to Hales, 1 run, terrific yorker, good pace, Hales jabs down and the ball runs to backward point


Cottrell to Morgan, 1 run, goes short to Morgan, pulled out to deep square-leg


Cottrell to Hales, 1 run, full outside off, clubbed down the ground


Cottrell to Morgan, SIX, oh, what a wonderful strike. That's a flat six as Morgan drives this full delivery over long-off. Such power from his whippy backlift and fast hands


Cottrell to Morgan, 1 run, short, at the body, paddled around the corner to fine leg


Cottrell to Hales, OUT, picks out long-on...Cottrell salutes another wicket with his final delivery. Back of a length, Hales plays a flat-batted pull, probably aiming more midwicket, and picks out Simmons who took a few paces to his left

AD Hales c Simmons b Cottrell 38 (54m 31b 4x4 1x6) SR: 122.58

That was been an excellent comeback from Cottrell

End of over 13 (10 runs) England 112/2 (RR: 8.61)

    • EJG Morgan 9 (7b 1x6)
    • SS Cottrell 4-0-37-2
    • MN Samuels 1-0-3-0

Jos Buttler at No. 4


Samuels to Buttler, 1 run, full and tucked through midwicket


Samuels to Morgan, 2 runs, goes outside leg stump and down the pitch, almost gets into trouble as he has to reach for the ball and hoicks it through midwicket


Samuels to Morgan, 1 run, opens the face and finds backward point


Samuels to Buttler, no run, short outside off, gets away with it as Buttler picks out cover


Samuels to Buttler, no run, fuller at the stumps, Samuels doing well, pushed to the off side


Samuels to Buttler, no run, can't get this away either, no pace to work with, played back to the bowler

End of over 14 (4 runs) England 116/2 (RR: 8.28)

    • JC Buttler 1 (4b)
    • EJG Morgan 12 (9b 1x6)
    • MN Samuels 2-0-7-0
    • SS Cottrell 4-0-37-2

Dwayne Bravo comes back. 200 will need some doing now.


Bravo to Morgan, no run, lovely slower ball, back of a length, it grips off the surface and beats Morgan as he opens the face


Bravo to Morgan, 1 run, full outside off, driven to deep cover


Bravo to Buttler, no run, great use of the boot! Buttler drove a full ball straight down the pitch, Bravo stuck out his right foot


Bravo to Buttler, 1 run, slower ball outside off, Buttler plays too early and it takes an inside edge to the leg side

West Indies have been very good for the last 7-8 overs


Bravo to Morgan, no run, pushes early at a full slower delivery, almost pops a catch to cover then is almost run out


Bravo to Morgan, 1 run, tight on the stumps, just drops his bat to the ball and it runs gently to backward point

Have England hit reverse, or are they priming for a five overs of madness from here on?

End of over 15 (3 runs) England 119/2 (RR: 7.93)

    • EJG Morgan 14 (13b 1x6)
    • JC Buttler 2 (6b)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-9-0
    • MN Samuels 2-0-7-0

Narine is back. Has two overs left.

carlos: "...what are England playing at, instead of using the early platform to start launching the ball and aiming for a 200+ score, it looks like they are playing out the middle overs of an ODI right now, no urgency"


Narine to Morgan, FOUR, a lovely piece of placement, comes down the pitch on the line of leg stump and lofts it over cover with use of his bottom hand


Narine to Morgan, no run, taken on the pad as he goes to sweep


Narine to Morgan, no run, goes across outside off, then misses another slog sweep


Narine to Morgan, OUT, shorter, and Morgan picks out deep midwicket. Not at his best today. Cramp for room, couldn't extend his arms into the shot therefore couldn't generate the required power.

EJG Morgan c Smith b Narine 18 (18m 17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 105.88

Moeen's taking the elevator down. Here's Bopara


Narine to Buttler, 1 run, pushed into the off side


Narine to Bopara, 1 run, that's the legspinner, and Bopara would have been run out after pushing to point and stuttering over the single

Daniel: "Priming for five overs of madness... but it'll be of the wicket-losing rather than six-hitting variety"

End of over 16 (6 runs) England 125/3 (RR: 7.81)

    • RS Bopara 1 (1b)
    • JC Buttler 3 (7b)
    • SP Narine 3-0-26-1
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-9-0

Santokie is back


Santokie to Bopara, 2 runs, full at the stumps, nudged through midwicket and this time there's some excellent running


Santokie to Bopara, 1 run, worked down to long-on

Will wants to rant: "This is like junior cricket 4 or dot, build up pressure and wicket, England have no chance at the world T20 I'm telling you now. Our most diverse player Morgan has just stalled the whole innings. If Giles gets the England job someone needs a talking to, he simply does not have the credentials."


Santokie to Buttler, OUT, gets underneath this too much, like Lumb earlier, and only gets height rather than distance...Sammy does really well to hold on at cover as he tumbles back having run in a touch too far

JC Buttler c Sammy b Santokie 3 (14m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

England's innings fading badly


Santokie to Bopara, 1 run, slower ball, keeping it full, dabbed to the off side


Santokie to Stokes, OUT, fantastic delivery, beautiful slower ball. Complete confounds Stokes who plays all around it, the ball grips and goes past the inside edge to take out middle stump. He did Moeen with one in the previous match. So skilful

BA Stokes b Santokie 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Dan: "Andrew.. can you please post my comment now about England collapsing??" Sorry, Dan, missed that earlier


Santokie to Ali, 1 run, another slower ball, outside off, Moeen is slightly early but it loops into space through midwicket

End of over 17 (5 runs) England 130/5 (RR: 7.64)

    • MM Ali 1 (1b)
    • RS Bopara 5 (4b)
    • K Santokie 3-0-26-2
    • SP Narine 3-0-26-1

Narine to Ali, 1 run, pushed across outside off, played square to point


Narine to Bopara, 1 run, full and straight, straightens on Bopara who pushes a single to cover


Narine to Ali, no run, lovely bowling, this one spins and bounces to beat the outside edge


Narine to Ali, 5 wides, that's a bonus for England, slips down the leg side and Ramdin can't gather it...five to the total


Narine to Ali, 1 run, lunges forward, ball runs off the face to short third man


Narine to Bopara, no run, more sharp spin, takes Bopara high on the pads


Narine to Bopara, no run, superb finish for Narine, this is just dabbed to the off side and they can't even take a single

End of over 18 (8 runs) England 138/5 (RR: 7.66)

    • RS Bopara 6 (7b)
    • MM Ali 3 (4b)
    • SP Narine 4-0-34-1
    • K Santokie 3-0-26-2

Santokie to Ali, OUT, this could be very sharp work from Santokie, but it's a valuable dot ball either way. Another top yorker, Moeen actually made it into one by coming down the pitch, jabbed to the leg side and Santokie followed through then flicked the ball into the stumps. Moeen stretches for the crease, but where was the dive? That's a bit dozy.

MM Ali run out 3 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00


Santokie to Jordan, no run, another dot ball, slower ball that bounces from short of a length and takes the thigh pad


Santokie to Jordan, no run, fantastic bowling, full and straight, just runs off the face to backward point


Santokie to Jordan, 1 run, touch shorter, opens the blade to short third man


Santokie to Bopara, no run, outside off this time, Jordan tries to slog sweep but misses the ball completely

Haider: "Absolutely fantastic turnaround this. At one point, England were slated for a huge score but the WIndies have marvelously pulled things back. There is a reason the red shirts wear the T20 crown.. "


Santokie to Bopara, no run, a yorker outside off, he jabs over the top it, excellent take by Ramdin. Just one off the penultimate over. That's exceptional (not from the batting side, of course. It's rubbish from them)

End of over 19 (1 run) England 139/6 (RR: 7.31)

    • RS Bopara 6 (9b)
    • CJ Jordan 1 (3b)
    • K Santokie 4-0-27-2
    • SP Narine 4-0-34-1

Last over of the innings. Can England even reach 150?


Bravo to Jordan, 2 runs, back of a length, a cutter, he goes up and over the off side wide of deep cover


Bravo to Jordan, SIX, this one finds the middle! Strong shot from hometown boy Jordan, just gave himself a hint of room and drove a length ball over the deep cover boundary

Reddy: "Did they changed the pitch after 7 overs?"


Bravo to Jordan, SIX, even better this time, Bravo getting his length wrong, not full enough and Jordan drives on the up cover extra cover

Comes round the wicket


Bravo to Jordan, SIX, three in a row! He's got some power. Dropped shorter by Bravo and it's crunched over deep midwicket. That was even into the wind. Still went miles.

Why no yorkers?


Bravo to Jordan, no run, fuller, a length ball, lucky not to cost him as Jordan misses his flay


Bravo to Jordan, SIX, that might be the best of the lot! A short-arm jab-drive, it's length again, sails over the long-off boundary. He then turns, sticks his bat under his arm and strolls off. Terrific finish. Poor over from Bravo.

Just want England needed at the end from Jordan. But it was an odd innings in many ways. After six overs they will have been looking at 190-200, then after the middle order collapse 150 looked a way off. So, they may be happy or unhappy with 165. Work that out. West Indies did a lot of very good stuff with the ball and some average stuff. I'll be back in a few moments for the run chase.

Fardin: "Might well be the deciding over of the match. Jordan smacking his hometown boys like it's gully cricket."

Suresh: "One of those games where scoreboard doesnt explain what happened in the game. 165 is a good score; but not after the start. Bowlers stats look expensive but they bowled well in the second half and pulled back. England were far beyond a decent score until that last over. Game is swinging... beautifully!"

End of over 20 (26 runs) England 165/6

    • CJ Jordan 27 (9b 4x6)
    • RS Bopara 6 (9b)
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-35-0
    • K Santokie 4-0-27-2
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