England tour of West Indies, 1st ODI: West Indies v England at Providence, Mar 20, 2009
England won by 1 run (D/L method)
20 March 2009 (50-over match)

Andrew back with you, we are ready for the start, here's Daren Powell with the ball

Abhi writes: "Nikita Miller. Hmmm.... sounds more like a peroxide blonde parading the streets of LA than the big, aggressive and frankly frightening West Indies bowlers of old." Yes. It's definitely a spinner's name.

We have about ten minutes until the start, so charge your glasses, slap on the suncream, open Excel to ward off any lurking bosses and generally prepare yourself for the unknown quantity that is England in an ODI.

Interesting that Harmison's been recalled. The pitch, according to Botham, is a road. No one really knows when to play big Steve, it seems, so it'll be entertaining to see how he goes. Bob Willis is slamming Amjad Khan. "He didn't look like an international bowler." An afternoon of Bob. Life honestly doesn't get any richer.

Hello all. Will here. England have won the toss and will bat. Strauss, with no shortage of a wink in his eye, promises to be more positive and confirmed he'll be opening the batting. Here's the West Indies' side:

Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Lendl Simmons, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Denesh Ramdin, Nikita Miller, Fidel Edwards, Daren Powell

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the first one-day international between West Indies and England from the Providence Stadium in Guyana. I'm Andrew McGlashan and will be joined by Will Luke.

First things first, here's the England team: 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), Ravi Boapra, 3 Kevin Pietersen, 4 Owais Shah, 5 Paul Collingwood, 6 Matt Prior (wk), 7 Dimitri Mascarenhas, 8 Stuart Broad, 9 Gareth Batty, 10 Steve Harmison, 11 James Anderson

So another opening combination as Strauss resumes his ODI career and Matt Prior returns with the gloves in the middle. Notably there's another chance for Steve Harmison as well, so England are certainly going through all their options which suggests they still don't know what their best team is.

We will have the West Indies side shortly. Stay with us.

0.1

Powell to Strauss, no run, short outside off, Strauss chases it straight away but doesn't make contact

Not where you want to bowl to Andrew Strauss

0.2

Powell to Strauss, 1 wide, down the leg side this time and that's the first run of the day, poor start from Powell

0.2

Powell to Strauss, no run, better line on off stump, pushed at the ball and gets a thick inside down into his boot and it rolls into the leg side

0.3

Powell to Strauss, no run, back of a length on off stump, opens the face and runs it away to backward point

0.4

Powell to Strauss, 1 wide, oh my goodness, that's awful, a huge wide outside off, it barely hit the cut strip and would have been a wide in Test cricket

0.4

Powell to Strauss, 3 runs, straighter this time, worked nicely off middle stump through midwicket and well timed...the outfield doesn't look too quick and Strauss has to test that hamstring has he runs three

0.5

Powell to Bopara, no run, adjusts to the right hander, on off stump and Bopara turns his first ball to midwicket

0.6

Powell to Bopara, 2 runs, fuller on off stump, well played by Bopara as he leans forward and opens the face to find the gap at square cover to launch his account

A fairly poor start from Powell, couldn't find a consistent line or length

End of over 1 (7 runs) England 7/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • RS Bopara 2 (2b)
    • AJ Strauss 3 (4b)
    • DBL Powell 1-0-7-0

Here comes Fidel Edwards, he's always fun to watch

1.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, good start, on off stump and Strauss opens the face and runs it to backward point

1.2

Edwards to Strauss, 1 wide, down the leg side and another extra to the total

1.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, that one stops a little on Strauss as he turns it to the leg side and nearly gets a leading edge...signs of things to come?

1.3

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, width outside off, slashed over the slips and down to third man

1.4

Edwards to Bopara, no run, that's a good one, testing line outside off draws Bopara forward who plays a lazy push and almost gets an edge

1.5

Edwards to Bopara, no run, he's behind the line of this one, defending down towards mid-off

1.6

Edwards to Bopara, 1 wide, another wide, dragged outside off and an easy decision for Aleem Dar

1.6

Edwards to Bopara, no run, pushed into the off side, but another long over

End of over 2 (3 runs) England 10/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • RS Bopara 2 (5b)
    • AJ Strauss 4 (7b)
    • FH Edwards 1-0-3-0
    • DBL Powell 1-0-7-0
2.1

Powell to Strauss, no run, pushed across the left hander, Strauss lets this one go through

2.2

Powell to Strauss, no run, pushed into the off side without much timing

2.3

Powell to Strauss, 1 run, more width on this one, cut away hard down to third man

2.4

Powell to Bopara, no run, well, well, this one keeps low and scoots through past Bopara's off stump...interesting sign so early in the game

2.5

Powell to Bopara, 1 wide, another wide, banging in short but goes down the leg side, Powell's problems from the Test series continue but of course become even more apparent in one-day cricket

2.5

Powell to Bopara, no run, full on off stump, driven sweetly and very straight but goes straight into the stumps and the non-striker's end so is denied at least a run

2.6

Powell to Bopara, 1 wide, oh dear, poor stuff, another big wide down the leg side

2.6

Powell to Bopara, no run, better line, Bopara comes forward and gets an inside edge into his body which bobbles into the off side

Powell is giving Chris Gayle a few headaches already

End of over 3 (3 runs) England 13/0 (RR: 4.33)

    • RS Bopara 2 (8b)
    • AJ Strauss 5 (10b)
    • DBL Powell 2-0-10-0
    • FH Edwards 1-0-3-0
3.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, pushed down to mid on

3.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, comes into the front foot, defended square onto the off side

3.3

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, plays this on the move as he takes a stride down the pitch, loses a bit of control of his bat and gets a thick outside edge down to third man

3.4

Edwards to Bopara, 1 wide, I've lost count of the wides already, this one is a tighter call but is well outside off stump

3.4

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, oh boy, chaos as Bopara gets an inside edge into his pads which rolls towards backward point. He wants the single, then he doesn't, and would have been miles out if Darren Sammy's throw had hit the non-striker's stumps

3.5

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, worked off his hip down to fine leg

3.6

Edwards to Bopara, no run, full on off stump, driven firmly back to Edwards to they hurls it back past the stumps and almost beats Denesh Ramdin who has to dive to save four overthrows

End of over 4 (4 runs) England 17/0 (RR: 4.25)

    • RS Bopara 3 (10b)
    • AJ Strauss 7 (14b)
    • FH Edwards 2-0-7-0
    • DBL Powell 2-0-10-0
4.1

Powell to Strauss, 1 run, driven into the covers but without much timing, but he has the chance to scamper a single

The umpires are concerned about where the England batsman are running

4.2

Powell to Bopara, no run, worked off the stumps to midwicket

4.3

Powell to Bopara, no run, banged in shorter, gets Bopara in a bit of a tangle with bat and gloves and fends it ungainly into the leg side

4.4

Powell to Bopara, 1 run, nice use of the wrists, turned past square leg and initially Bopara wanted two but some swift work from Bravo keeps them to a single...he's a brilliant fielder

4.5

Powell to Strauss, no run, nicely bowled, that's the area to Strauss, full outside off and he doesn't get a great stride into the shot and gets beaten

4.6

Powell to Strauss, 2 runs, short and wide, Strauss hammers a cut shot square but Bravo is again in the action with a brilliant full-length dive that cuts two off the run count

So five overs gone and no boundaries for England

End of over 5 (4 runs) England 21/0 (RR: 4.20)

    • AJ Strauss 10 (17b)
    • RS Bopara 4 (13b)
    • DBL Powell 3-0-14-0
    • FH Edwards 2-0-7-0
5.1

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, dropped into the leg side, a sharp single which is all very pretty but there hasn't been an attempt at anything aggressive so far

England clearly feel these are the best tactics for the surface

5.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, driven out to extra cover

5.3

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, another thick outside edge down to third man, timing already looks hard work

5.4

Edwards to Bopara, no run, defended square on the off side

5.5

Edwards to Bopara, no run, slower ball full on off stump, Bopara comes forward and plays it gently into the leg side where Edwards fields in his follow through

5.6

Edwards to Bopara, no run, a much better over this time, finishes with a tight ball on off stump which is defended to mid-off

End of over 6 (2 runs) England 23/0 (RR: 3.83)

    • RS Bopara 5 (17b)
    • AJ Strauss 11 (19b)
    • FH Edwards 3-0-9-0
    • DBL Powell 3-0-14-0
6.1

Powell to Strauss, 1 wide, dragged down outside off and Powell concedes another wide...how much longer can Gayle let this carry on?

6.1

Powell to Strauss, no run, nicely whipped off middle stump but he picks out the man at square leg

6.2

Powell to Strauss, no run, tries to chop this through the off side but gets a bottom edge back past his stumps and Ramdin collects

6.3

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, there's the first boundary of the day, a lovely off drive by Strauss as he leans into the shot and finds the gap between cover and mid-off

6.4

Powell to Strauss, OUT, he's gone this time, and it's a bit of a shocker, as he gets a toe end on a horribly short and wide ball that he could barely reach...the ball looped to Bravo at backward point who took a simple catch, but that was woeful cricket from bowler and batsman

AJ Strauss c Bravo b Powell 15 (33m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 65.21

Powell hardly deserved that wicket and looked slightly embarrassed as he celebrated, but maybe that will turn his fortunes around

Here's the key man, Kevin Pietersen but he's not on strike

6.5

Powell to Bopara, no run, outside off and left alone

6.6

Powell to Bopara, 3 wides, oh dear, on dear...this is an awful ball, fired way down the leg side and Ramdin can't even reach it. Some nifty footwork at fine leg prevents a boundary

6.6

Powell to Bopara, no run, defended down to mid-on to end an fairly ordinary over which somehow earned a wicket

We are finding out a little more about the strike by West Indies' first-class cricketers … click here for the news as it breaks …

End of over 7 (8 runs) England 31/1 (RR: 4.42)

    • RS Bopara 5 (19b)
    • KP Pietersen 0 (0b)
    • DBL Powell 4-0-22-1
    • FH Edwards 3-0-9-0
7.1

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, outside off and Pietersen watches his first ball go through

Pietersen isn't a fan of slow pitches so it will be interesting to see how he adapts

7.2

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, nicely whipped from outside off, sweetly timed but picks out mid-on

7.3

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, back of a length, defended to the bowler who collects in his follow through

7.4

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, and he's away with a neat turn off his body through square leg, rolled his wrists nicely to keep it down

7.5

Edwards to Bopara, 2 runs, the ball is coming so slowly off the surface, Bopara pushes this one square past backward point and collects two down to third man

7.6

Edwards to Bopara, FOUR, poor delivery and well played, loses his line on leg stump and Bopara flicks it past fine leg who is inside the circle...very neat stroke from Bopara for his first boundary

End of over 8 (7 runs) England 38/1 (RR: 4.75)

    • RS Bopara 11 (21b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 1 (4b)
    • FH Edwards 4-0-16-0
    • DBL Powell 4-0-22-1
8.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, driven without much timing and it rolls into the non-striker's stumps

8.2

Powell to Pietersen, no run, misses a flick to leg and the ball takes the pad into the leg side

8.3

Powell to Pietersen, no run, better line, Pietersen comes across his crease and defends back to Powell

8.4

Powell to Pietersen, 1 run, nice shot, flicked from outside off into the leg side but he can't beat an athletic dive and collects just a single

8.5

Powell to Bopara, FOUR, short...wide...hammered, that's more like it as Bopara latches onto a hint of width and thumps it through the off side with real power

8.6

Powell to Bopara, no run, tries to work this leg side but gets an inside edge...just a strangled shout from Powell

End of over 9 (5 runs) England 43/1 (RR: 4.77)

    • RS Bopara 15 (23b 2x4)
    • KP Pietersen 2 (8b)
    • DBL Powell 5-0-27-1
    • FH Edwards 4-0-16-0
9.1

Edwards to Pietersen, 2 runs, turned through the leg side, placed in front of square so there is time to come back for a second

9.2

Edwards to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely timing on this one, too straight and Pietersen flicks it through midwicket and Pollard at deep square leg can't get around

9.3

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, driven on the up, but that's difficult on this surface and it rolls to mid-on

9.4

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, turned into the leg side

A mass of empty seats inside the ground and yet outside people are queuing for an age to get through some pretty unnecessary security. It seems the organisers in the Caribbean have learnt nothing from the shambles of the World Cup...the ground is also a long way from Georgetown so takes a while to get to and it was a 9.30am start

9.5

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, he feels he missed out on this one as he drives powerfully down the ground but can't find the gap

9.6

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, worked from straight and picks out the man at deep square, brings up England's fifty at the end of the first Powerplay

End of over 10 (7 runs) England 50/1 (RR: 5.00)

    • KP Pietersen 9 (14b 1x4)
    • RS Bopara 15 (23b 2x4)
    • FH Edwards 5-0-23-0
    • DBL Powell 5-0-27-1

West Indies have taken their five-over Powerplay and here comes Dwayne Bravo

10.1

Bravo to Pietersen, no run, driven firmly down to mid-off

10.2

Bravo to Pietersen, 1 run, innovation from Pietersen as he walks at Bravo outside off then flicks this through midwicket...a lot of effort for one run

10.3

Bravo to Bopara, no run, cut into the off side but he can't get any timing

10.4

Bravo to Bopara, no run, whipped from off stump and Bopara nearly takes out his team-mate as Pietersen is hit on the wrist at the non-striker's end

10.5

Bravo to Bopara, 1 run, guided away down to third man

10.6

Bravo to Pietersen, no run, full ball and Pietersen thumps a straight drive but can't get it further than mid-on

End of over 11 (2 runs) England 52/1 (RR: 4.72)

    • KP Pietersen 10 (17b 1x4)
    • RS Bopara 16 (26b 2x4)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-2-0
    • FH Edwards 5-0-23-0

Another change of bowling as Darren Sammy comes into the attack

11.1

Sammy to Bopara, no run, starts with a slower ball on off stump, defended into the off side

Sammy bowled really well in the Twenty20 and his wicket-to-wicket line will suit this pitch

11.2

Sammy to Bopara, no run, played square on the off side, an appeal from Sammy who thinks it might be pad first but no one else is interested

11.3

Sammy to Bopara, 1 run, opens the face and runs it to third man, there will be a lot of that today

11.4

Sammy to Pietersen, no run, outside off, worked back to the bowler

11.5

Sammy to Pietersen, 1 run, whipped sweetly from off stump down to long on who is protecting the boundary

11.6

Sammy to Bopara, 1 run, this time Bopara works down the ground, steady start from Sammy

"As we have said, the West Indies players have masking tape over the sponsor brand on their left arms," says the ever alert Martin. "This is all about money … the last time there was a similar "armband" protest was in the 2003 World Cup when Andy Flower and Henry Olonga protested against something altogether more fundamental … perhaps that sums up the priorities of the game today?"

End of over 12 (3 runs) England 55/1 (RR: 4.58)

    • RS Bopara 18 (30b 2x4)
    • KP Pietersen 11 (19b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-3-0
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-2-0
12.1

Bravo to Bopara, no run, outside off, Bopara has a slash without much footwork

12.2

Bravo to Bopara, no run, defended into the off side as Bravo mixes up his variety of slower balls

12.3

Bravo to Bopara, 1 wide, oops, that comes out wrong and is well wide of the stumps

12.3

Bravo to Bopara, 1 wide, and another wide, poor stuff this time from Bravo as England are gifted another run

13 extras so far, 13 wides

12.3

Bravo to Bopara, 1 run, that's the line, on off stump, driven straight at mid-off and he gets off for a single straight away. It was a good call and he was always safe

12.4

Bravo to Pietersen, SIX, and Pietersen unleashes the shot of the day, drives straight down the ground from a full delivery and sends this all the way for the first six

12.5

Bravo to Pietersen, OUT, but he goes next ball, done by the lack of pace as the ball stops on the surface, he goes to turn it to the leg side and gets a leading edge that loops to mid-on

KP Pietersen c Powell b Bravo 17 (29m 21b 1x4 1x6) SR: 80.95

Pietersen prods the pitch and shakes his head, Bravo screams his enjoyment at the wicket

Owais Shah comes in at No. 4 and needs some runs after a poor Test series

12.6

Bravo to Shah, no run, outside off, left alone, stays low through to Ramdin

End of over 13 (9 runs) England 64/2 (RR: 4.92)

    • OA Shah 0 (1b)
    • RS Bopara 19 (33b 2x4)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-11-1
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-3-0
13.1

Sammy to Bopara, 1 run, turned into the leg side for a comfortable single

13.2

Sammy to Shah, no run, outside off, defended to backward point

13.3

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, wristily worked down to third man to get off the mark

13.4

Sammy to Bopara, no run, turned down the on side, Sammy dives across in his follow through and fields

13.5

Sammy to Bopara, 1 run, worked off the stumps into the square leg area to rotate the strike

13.6

Sammy to Shah, no run, well bowled, comes back into Shah quite late and he defends to the off side

End of over 14 (3 runs) England 67/2 (RR: 4.78)

    • OA Shah 1 (4b)
    • RS Bopara 21 (36b 2x4)
    • DJG Sammy 2-0-6-0
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-11-1
14.1

Bravo to Bopara, no run, on off stump, defended straight down the pitch

This is the last over of this powerplay...England then have one they can take at any point

14.2

Bravo to Bopara, no run, worked towards midwicket, Bopara seems keen for one but is sent back...these two will make for interesting running!

14.3

Bravo to Bopara, FOUR, he goes ariel, drives high over mid-on with a straight bat...not quite timed but has enough on it to clear the fielder and run over the rope

14.4

Bravo to Bopara, no run, slower ball outside off, driven out to point

14.5

Bravo to Bopara, 1 no ball, short on leg stump, flicked off his hip to short fine leg and he has overstepped as well

This is a free hit

14.5

Bravo to Bopara, 1 run, flicked over the leg side and he picks out deep square leg, some people think it's out but instead it's just a single...so much action

14.6

Bravo to Shah, 1 run, another slower ball, driven down to third man

And we are getting a shower as well. Anyway, after all that it's over to Will Luke

End of over 15 (7 runs) England 74/2 (RR: 4.93)

    • OA Shah 2 (5b)
    • RS Bopara 26 (42b 3x4)
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-18-1
    • DJG Sammy 2-0-6-0

Hello all. This is gripping. Or, as we say in the trade, a bit of a Trevor

15.1

Sammy to Shah, no run, angling into the right-hander who pushes it back to the bowler

15.2

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, punched with no timing or power to cover

15.3

Sammy to Bopara, 1 run, a good slower ball which forces him to mistime his little flicky shot to leg

15.4

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, fuller delivery which he works to mid-on

Several emails pointing out my colleague's typo. But what a typo it was. "If Bopara goes Ariel, does that make it a clean hit?" chirps Matt, or whatever your name was. Average humour but appreciated nonetheless

15.5

Sammy to Bopara, FOUR, back-cut late down to third man

15.6

Sammy to Bopara, 1 run, nudged to leg for a single

End of over 16 (8 runs) England 82/2 (RR: 5.12)

    • RS Bopara 32 (45b 4x4)
    • OA Shah 4 (8b)
    • DJG Sammy 3-0-14-0
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-18-1
16.1

Bravo to Bopara, no run, dropped down to the off side for a zero

16.2

Bravo to Bopara, no run, caught in two minds here, and possibly three. He thought about pulling, and realised it was a slower ball. He then thought about defending, but was still itching to pull it - so it was in between the two and earned him nothing

16.3

Bravo to Bopara, 1 run, shorter ball which he rides and works to leg

16.4

Bravo to Shah, 1 run, flicked to leg

16.5

Bravo to Bopara, 1 run, an elegant and free-flowing cover drive

16.6

Bravo to Shah, 1 run, shorter and paddled to fine leg

End of over 17 (4 runs) England 86/2 (RR: 5.05)

    • OA Shah 6 (10b)
    • RS Bopara 34 (49b 4x4)
    • DJ Bravo 4-0-22-1
    • DJG Sammy 3-0-14-0
17.1

Miller to Shah, 1 run, flicked to leg

Ah - new bowler, bowling

17.2

Miller to Bopara, 1 leg bye, paddly flick to leg

17.3

Miller to Shah, 1 run, pushed back past to the bowler

17.4

Miller to Bopara, 1 run, this holds up on the batsman who drives, the ball falling short of mid-off

17.5

Miller to Shah, 1 run, too straight, worked around the corner

17.6

Miller to Bopara, no run, ooh beaten! Quicker ball from the man they call Nikita, you wouldn't want to meet her, and it passes by his outside edge

End of over 18 (5 runs) England 91/2 (RR: 5.05)

    • RS Bopara 35 (52b 4x4)
    • OA Shah 9 (13b)
    • NO Miller 1-0-4-0
    • DJ Bravo 4-0-22-1
18.1

Bravo to Shah, no run, cut to point

18.2

Bravo to Shah, FOUR, actual runs for Shah here - a superb shot, creaming this on the front foot past a diving mid-off

18.3

Bravo to Shah, no run, Shah goes on the pull but he's going home alone as it drifts down the leg side

18.4

Bravo to Shah, 1 run, chopped to third man

18.5

Bravo to Bopara, 1 run, tries to whip this around the corner

18.6

Bravo to Shah, 1 run, slower ball whipped to leg

End of over 19 (7 runs) England 98/2 (RR: 5.15)

    • OA Shah 15 (18b 1x4)
    • RS Bopara 36 (53b 4x4)
    • DJ Bravo 5-0-29-1
    • NO Miller 1-0-4-0
19.1

Miller to Shah, 1 run, flighted outside off, he tries to chop it out to third man but somehow can't

19.2

Miller to Bopara, no run, fuller delivery and very well bowled. A touch fuller. Chippily driven to mid-on

19.3

Miller to Bopara, 1 run, gives himself room, punching it out to cover

19.4

Miller to Shah, 1 run, steps to leg and milks another single to cover

19.5

Miller to Bopara, 1 run, nicely played - onto the front foot, nurdling it to leg

19.6

Miller to Shah, 1 run, driven to long-on this time

End of over 20 (5 runs) England 103/2 (RR: 5.15)

    • OA Shah 18 (21b 1x4)
    • RS Bopara 38 (56b 4x4)
    • NO Miller 2-0-9-0
    • DJ Bravo 5-0-29-1

Here's Sammy

20.1

Sammy to Shah, no run, tries to work it through midwicket but can't time it

20.2

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, fuller ball and expertly chopped to third man. Great skills there from Shah

20.3

Sammy to Bopara, no run, nicely bowled, Sammy. Very full and spearing into his middle stump, all he can do is dig it out

20.4

Sammy to Bopara, 2 runs, beautifully back-cut but third man retrieves

20.5

Sammy to Bopara, 1 run, nudged to leg

20.6

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, and it's driven to long-on for another jogged single

End of over 21 (5 runs) England 108/2 (RR: 5.14)

    • OA Shah 20 (24b 1x4)
    • RS Bopara 41 (59b 4x4)
    • DJG Sammy 4-0-19-0
    • NO Miller 2-0-9-0

We're in those middling overs where the pinnacle of ambition is a nurdle. Such is the field. Such is 50-over cricket. Here's Nikita

21.1

Miller to Shah, 1 run, flatter ball on leg stump and turned to leg

21.2

Miller to Bopara, 1 run, tossed up on middle-and-leg, he drives to long-on once more

21.3

Miller to Shah, FOUR, turn and bounce! Beautifully bowled - beat him in the flight and it turned, bounced and squared Shah up. That would've been comfortably taken at first slip

50 from 53 for this pair, which is much better than I thought

21.4

Miller to Shah, no run, flighted on middle, he's forward and defending

21.5

Miller to Shah, no run, pushed back to the bowler

21.6

Miller to Shah, 1 run, nicely squeezed past cover

End of over 22 (7 runs) England 115/2 (RR: 5.22)

    • OA Shah 26 (29b 2x4)
    • RS Bopara 42 (60b 4x4)
    • NO Miller 3-0-16-0
    • DJG Sammy 4-0-19-0
22.1

Sammy to Shah, no run, pushed out to the off side

22.2

Sammy to Shah, no run, tries to sweep but can't time it

22.3

Sammy to Shah, no run, short, wide and cut to point

22.4

Sammy to Shah, no run, goes for a powerful slap but he can't break the covers

22.5

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, wristily flicked to leg

22.6

Sammy to Bopara, 1 run, Bopara waits for it before turning it to leg

End of over 23 (2 runs) England 117/2 (RR: 5.08)

    • RS Bopara 43 (61b 4x4)
    • OA Shah 27 (34b 2x4)
    • DJG Sammy 5-0-21-0
    • NO Miller 3-0-16-0
23.1

Miller to Bopara, OUT, got him! Nikita has a wicket. Spearing into him, it straightened on middle-and-leg while Bopara was trying to flick it to fine-leg and he was beaten by a touch of turn ... and it slid onto him quite a bit quicker than he was expecting, too

RS Bopara lbw b Miller 43 (103m 62b 4x4 0x6) SR: 69.35

23.2

Miller to Collingwood, 1 run, angling into Collingwood's legs who bunts it to long-on for a single

23.3

Miller to Shah, no run, flicked out to the off side

23.4

Miller to Shah, FOUR, goes on the drive and opens the face at the very last moment. Neatly played. Amazingly flexible wrists

23.5

Miller to Shah, no run, chopped out to cover

23.6

Miller to Shah, 1 run, outside off, Shah tries to do a Pietersen and whip it through midwicket but gets an outside edge. Give over

End of over 24 (6 runs) England 123/3 (RR: 5.12)

    • OA Shah 32 (38b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 1 (1b)
    • NO Miller 4-0-22-1
    • DJG Sammy 5-0-21-0
24.1

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, defensively driven to long-on

24.2

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

24.3

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood stands tall to this good-length delivery, punching it out to the off side

24.4

Sammy to Collingwood, 1 run, worked to leg

24.5

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, outside off, he angles it past point

24.6

Sammy to Collingwood, 2 runs, worked out to the off side

End of over 25 (5 runs) England 128/3 (RR: 5.12)

    • PD Collingwood 4 (5b)
    • OA Shah 34 (40b 3x4)
    • DJG Sammy 6-0-26-0
    • NO Miller 4-0-22-1
25.1

Miller to Shah, 1 run, Shah steps outside the off stump and flicks it to leg

25.2

Miller to Collingwood, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Collingwood's forward and defending out to point

25.3

Miller to Collingwood, no run, defended out to the off side

25.4

Miller to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood's paddling and gets a single to fine leg. Woops! He's gone down like a sack of spuds, but he's up again quickly and manages to get two

25.5

Miller to Shah, no run, pushed out to the off side

25.6

Miller to Shah, no run, worked back to the bowler

End of over 26 (2 runs) England 130/3 (RR: 5.00)

    • OA Shah 35 (43b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 5 (8b)
    • NO Miller 5-0-24-1
    • DJG Sammy 6-0-26-0
26.1

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, worked to leg

26.2

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, excellent line outside off, worked to the off side

26.3

Sammy to Collingwood, 1 run, down the leg side and flicked around the corner

26.4

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, driven out to long-off

26.5

Sammy to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller length and worked to leg

26.6

Sammy to Shah, no run, down the leg side but Shah can't get a run here, the ball stroking to mid-on

End of over 27 (3 runs) England 133/3 (RR: 4.92)

    • OA Shah 36 (45b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 7 (12b)
    • DJG Sammy 7-0-29-0
    • NO Miller 5-0-24-1
27.1

Miller to Collingwood, no run, tosses it up and he comes forward to defend

27.2

Miller to Collingwood, 3 runs, ooh, bit lucky there. Goes for a paddle and top-edges it ... only just evading the running slip

27.3

Miller to Shah, no run, tossed up and driven to mid-off

27.4

Miller to Shah, no run, smacked to cover

27.5

Miller to Shah, no run, tossed up on middle-and-leg

27.6

Miller to Shah, 1 run, nudged to leg

End of over 28 (4 runs) England 137/3 (RR: 4.89)

    • OA Shah 37 (49b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 10 (14b)
    • NO Miller 6-0-28-1
    • DJG Sammy 7-0-29-0
28.1

Sammy to Shah, no run, pushed back to the bowler

28.2

Sammy to Shah, no run, excellent length. He really is remarkably disciplined this guy

28.3

Sammy to Shah, no run, flicked to mid-on

28.4

Sammy to Shah, no run, good line just outside off, and again Shah can't get a run

Excellent over, this

28.5

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, again blocked to leg

28.6

Sammy to Collingwood, 1 run, flicked through midwicket

End of over 29 (2 runs) England 139/3 (RR: 4.79)

    • PD Collingwood 11 (15b)
    • OA Shah 38 (54b 3x4)
    • DJG Sammy 8-0-31-0
    • NO Miller 6-0-28-1
29.1

Miller to Collingwood, 1 run, tossed up on middle and flicked to mid-on. Sorry, long-on

29.2

Miller to Shah, FOUR, over the top for four! Classy shot. Down the pitch and he opened the face, flicking and driving over cover - really difficult shot to play

29.3

Miller to Shah, 1 run, poor line and he steals a single down the leg side

29.4

Miller to Collingwood, no run, too straight again and he works it to leg

29.5

Miller to Collingwood, no run, tossed up on middle, he's forward defending

29.6

Miller to Collingwood, 2 runs, down the leg side and worked through midwicket

Here's Andrew for ten overs

End of over 30 (8 runs) England 147/3 (RR: 4.90)

    • PD Collingwood 14 (19b)
    • OA Shah 43 (56b 4x4)
    • NO Miller 7-0-36-1
    • DJG Sammy 8-0-31-0

Hello all, England making steady progress here

30.1

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, hammered through the off side out to the man at deep cover

30.2

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, defended from the crease into the off side, tight line from Sammy

30.3

Sammy to Collingwood, 1 run, worked off the stumps out to deep square-leg

30.4

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, driven through the off side, ticking over with singles at the moment

England still have a Powerplay up their belt

30.5

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, full on the stumps, worked out to midwicket

30.6

Sammy to Collingwood, FOUR, loses his line on leg stump, flicked neatly past short fine leg and it races away...poor delivery from Sammy with the field he has

End of over 31 (7 runs) England 154/3 (RR: 4.96)

    • PD Collingwood 19 (23b 1x4)
    • OA Shah 45 (58b 4x4)
    • DJG Sammy 9-0-38-0
    • NO Miller 7-0-36-1
31.1

Miller to Shah, no run, turned out to midwicket

31.2

Miller to Shah, 1 run, bunted down to long on, another jogged single

Shah is looking pretty tired out there

31.3

Miller to Collingwood, no run, tries to reverse sweep, not very elegant and gets into a tangle, an appeal from Miller but it might just have been outside off stump

31.4

Miller to Collingwood, no run, tucked into the leg side

31.5

Miller to Collingwood, 1 run, worked out through deep square-leg

31.6

Miller to Shah, no run, defended back to the bowler, decent over from Miller

End of over 32 (2 runs) England 156/3 (RR: 4.87)

    • OA Shah 46 (61b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 20 (26b 1x4)
    • NO Miller 8-0-38-1
    • DJG Sammy 9-0-38-0

Sammy for his last over

32.1

Sammy to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed into the off side, Chanderpaul is quick but Collingwood had plenty of time as the throw came in

32.2

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, opens the face into the covers, Shah shakes his hand again...remember he cramps up quite easily

32.3

Sammy to Collingwood, 1 run, nice straight bat, driven down to long off

32.4

Sammy to Shah, no run, picks out Chanderpaul at cover this time

A good crowd has built up now, people have made the journey from Georgetown

32.5

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, goes on side, midwicket comes around and keeps them to a single

32.6

Sammy to Collingwood, 1 run, popped into the leg side, in the air but nowhere near a fielder and it's a single to long on

Sammy ends a decent spell of 10 overs

End of over 33 (5 runs) England 161/3 (RR: 4.87)

    • PD Collingwood 23 (29b 1x4)
    • OA Shah 48 (64b 4x4)
    • DJG Sammy 10-0-43-0
    • NO Miller 8-0-38-1
33.1

Miller to Collingwood, FOUR, lovely shot from Collingwood, a chip over midwicket, one of his strengths, and it beats the man in the deep

33.2

Miller to Collingwood, no run, comes forward and defends

33.3

Miller to Collingwood, no run, pushed back to the bowler who collides with with Shah and takes him down with a fine rugby tackle

33.4

Miller to Collingwood, FOUR, superbly played by Collingwood, comes down and chips over midwicket again with enough timing to beat the boundary rider

33.5

Miller to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed down to long on

33.6

Miller to Shah, 1 wide, way down the leg side, a big wide...West Indies have been poor in that department today

33.6

Miller to Shah, no run, turned into the leg side to end an expensive over

End of over 34 (10 runs) England 171/3 (RR: 5.02)

    • OA Shah 48 (65b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 32 (34b 3x4)
    • NO Miller 9-0-48-1
    • DJG Sammy 10-0-43-0

Here is the compulsory ball change after 34 overs, and with it a bowling change as Kieron Pollard comes into the attack

34.1

Pollard to Collingwood, 1 run, gentle medium pace, tucked off the stumps backward of square on the leg side

34.2

Pollard to Shah, 1 run, tucked into the gap at midwicket

34.3

Pollard to Collingwood, 1 run, guided down to third man

When will England take the Powerplay? Both these batsmen are in and they have a harder ball to face

34.4

Pollard to Shah, 1 run, driven nicely into the off side, picks out the sweeper and that brings up his half century. A good innings from Shah, off 67 balls

34.5

Pollard to Collingwood, no run, defended into the leg side

34.6

Pollard to Collingwood, 1 run, slower ball, full outside off, driven down to long off

And that's drinks

End of over 35 (5 runs) England 176/3 (RR: 5.02)

    • PD Collingwood 35 (38b 3x4)
    • OA Shah 50 (67b 4x4)
    • KA Pollard 1-0-5-0
    • NO Miller 9-0-48-1

Here's the captain Chris Gayle

35.1

Gayle to Collingwood, no run, tucked into the leg side

35.2

Gayle to Collingwood, no run, can't beat the field

35.3

Gayle to Collingwood, no run, very full, dug out back to Gayle

Boy, he gets through his deliveries quickly

35.4

Gayle to Collingwood, no run, tickled down to short fine-leg

35.5

Gayle to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed down to long on

35.6

Gayle to Shah, no run, big appeal from Gayle as Shah gets taken on the pad but umpire Dar isn't interested...tidy start from Gayle

Was a good shout, but an equally good decision...was just heading down leg

End of over 36 (1 run) England 177/3 (RR: 4.91)

    • OA Shah 50 (68b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 36 (43b 3x4)
    • CH Gayle 1-0-1-0
    • KA Pollard 1-0-5-0
36.1

Pollard to Collingwood, 1 run, angled down to third man

36.2

Pollard to Shah, 1 run, drives and gets a thick inside edge to the leg side, fumble from Miller means the single is comfortable

36.3

Pollard to Collingwood, 5 wides, poor ball, way down the leg side, Ramdin can't stop it and that's five to the total...bonus runs for England

Looks like we have some rain on the way

36.3

Pollard to Collingwood, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Collingwood rocks back and cracks it through point for four more

36.4

Pollard to Collingwood, no run, better line, pushed back to the bowler

36.5

Pollard to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed down to long on

36.6

Pollard to Shah, 1 run, dropped into the off side, good sharp single, 13 off the over to boost England

12.35pm It will be interesting to see how England approach the remaining overs. They have a Powerplay left, but the rain has halted the mini-charge that was taking shape. Meanwhile, play will resume at 12.45pm

12.30pm Let's try again. The covers are coming off for a second time, but the clouds are still around. Fingers crossed time.

12.25pm It's pretty murky, blustery, dampish out there but improving slightly. Scrap that. The covers are coming back on now

12.15pm Good news, the covers are coming off so hopefully we will be back on action soon.

Hopefully this will be a brief shower, stay with us for more news

And here comes the rain, the covers are coming on and everyone races off. How frustrating. England were building good momentum and the groundstaff are having a job bringing the covers on it's so windy.

End of over 37 (13 runs) England 190/3 (RR: 5.13)

    • OA Shah 52 (70b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 42 (47b 4x4)
    • KA Pollard 2-0-18-0
    • CH Gayle 1-0-1-0

12.45pm Welcome back, all. Gayle's going to have a bowl I think

37.1

Gayle to Shah, no run, fires it on the leg stump

37.2

Gayle to Shah, 1 wide, a wasteful leg-side wide

37.2

Gayle to Shah, 1 run, nicely turned through midwicket

37.3

Gayle to Collingwood, 1 run, down the leg side again and Collingwood nudges it through midwicket. But only for a single. Shah's not the quickest...

37.4

Gayle to Shah, 1 run, a punchy drive out to the off side

37.5

Gayle to Collingwood, 1 run, on middle-and-leg, easily nurdled for another jogged single

37.6

Gayle to Shah, no run, walks into this extravagant flick to mid-on but a good stop prevents a single

End of over 38 (5 runs) England 195/3 (RR: 5.13)

    • OA Shah 54 (74b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 44 (49b 4x4)
    • CH Gayle 2-0-6-0
    • KA Pollard 2-0-18-0
38.1

Pollard to Collingwood, 1 run, the wrong line again, down leg

38.2

Pollard to Shah, no run, full, straight and defended. Much better delivery

38.3

Pollard to Shah, 1 run, takes this from outside off and works it for a single through midwicket

38.4

Pollard to Collingwood, no run, huge shout but it's turned down! Wow that's close. It cut back a touch on Collingwood and beat his flick to leg. That did look absolutely dead...

38.5

Pollard to Collingwood, no run, defended solidly

Hawkeye reckons that was knocking out middle stump. A life for Collingwood, then

38.6

Pollard to Collingwood, 1 run, nicely nudged around leg for a single

End of over 39 (3 runs) England 198/3 (RR: 5.07)

    • PD Collingwood 46 (53b 4x4)
    • OA Shah 55 (76b 4x4)
    • KA Pollard 3-0-21-0
    • CH Gayle 2-0-6-0
39.1

Gayle to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood drives this, with immense bottom hand, wide of mid-off to long-off

39.2

Gayle to Shah, no run, tossed up and bashed to cover

39.3

Gayle to Shah, FOUR, brilliant shot. A horrid bumper from Gayle, wanging it in the pitch outside off, but Shah drove this on the up by opening the face and guided it beautifully behind square for four

39.4

Gayle to Shah, 1 run, again he opens the face for a single

39.5

Gayle to Collingwood, 1 wide, a wide down the leg side

39.5

Gayle to Collingwood, no run, wide and he cuts, but can't get a single

39.6

Gayle to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed to mid-on

End of over 40 (8 runs) England 206/3 (RR: 5.15)

    • PD Collingwood 48 (56b 4x4)
    • OA Shah 60 (79b 5x4)
    • CH Gayle 3-0-14-0
    • KA Pollard 3-0-21-0

Powerplay has been taken, if you care. This is where England can go bonkers or, as my colleague has pointed out, "go mental and lose a load of wickets".

40.1

Pollard to Collingwood, 1 run, on middle he works it to leg

40.2

Pollard to Shah, 1 run, very good length, pushed out just for a single

40.3

Pollard to Collingwood, 1 run, down the pitch and bunts this for a single out to the off side

And there's Collingwood's fifty. His 21st. From 58 balls. Played, sir

40.4

Pollard to Shah, 1 wide, down the leg side

40.4

Pollard to Shah, no run, flicked to short fine leg and Shah, a compulsive runner, sets off for a single but is roared back in his crease by Collingwood

40.5

Pollard to Shah, no run, pushes this back to the bowler

40.6

Pollard to Shah, no run, bashed back to the bowler

Outstanding Powerplay batting by England

End of over 41 (4 runs) England 210/3 (RR: 5.12)

    • OA Shah 61 (83b 5x4)
    • PD Collingwood 50 (58b 4x4)
    • KA Pollard 4-0-25-0
    • CH Gayle 3-0-14-0

Bravo now. Bravo indeed

41.1

Bravo to Collingwood, 2 runs, fullish and Collingwood digs it out to long-on

41.2

Bravo to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood goes down on one knee and attempts an ugly, cross-batted swipe which yields just a single

41.3

Bravo to Shah, 1 run, very well bowled - a quicker one at nearly 79mph which swings back late into the right-hander who can only smudge it to leg

41.4

Bravo to Collingwood, 1 run, another full toss which Collingwood can't capitalise on

41.5

Bravo to Shah, no run, down the leg side, he tries to get bat on it but he can't! West Indies must be loving this

41.6

Bravo to Shah, OUT, got him! A bit too full to pull, but that's what Shah tried to do and could only top-edge to the wicketkeeper - and that's Bravo's 100th ODI wicket

OA Shah c †Ramdin b Bravo 62 (143m 86b 5x4 0x6) SR: 72.09

Well done that man

End of over 42 (5 runs) England 215/4 (RR: 5.11)

    • PD Collingwood 54 (61b 4x4)
    • DJ Bravo 6-0-34-2
    • KA Pollard 4-0-25-0

Right then. Mascarenhas is here to give it a bit of a tonk

42.1

Pollard to Mascarenhas, 1 wide, down the leg side

42.1

Pollard to Mascarenhas, no run, nervously jabbed to the leg side, and a little uppishly too, but it's short of the short midiwkcet

42.2

Pollard to Mascarenhas, OUT, that is so out. Utterly out. Emphatically dead in front of middle-and-off. It cut back a bit, and Mascarenhas didn't even bother to look back at the umpire

AD Mascarenhas lbw b Pollard 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Here's Matt Prior

42.3

Pollard to Prior, no run, nudged to leg

42.4

Pollard to Prior, 1 run, turned to the on side

42.5

Pollard to Collingwood, no run, cuts this straight to point

42.6

Pollard to Collingwood, 1 run, squared up a touch and it takes a thick outside edge

End of over 43 (3 runs) England 218/5 (RR: 5.06)

    • PD Collingwood 55 (63b 4x4)
    • MJ Prior 1 (2b)
    • KA Pollard 5-0-28-1
    • DJ Bravo 6-0-34-2
43.1

Bravo to Collingwood, no run, worked to leg

43.2

Bravo to Collingwood, 1 run, excellent ball swinging in on the off stump, driven to long-on

43.3

Bravo to Prior, no run, really good slower ball on middle-and-leg

43.4

Bravo to Prior, 1 leg bye, ooh that's a good'un, cutting back sharply on him and coming off his pads

43.5

Bravo to Collingwood, 1 run, squeezed out to point and this'll be tight if he hits! That really would've been very tight

43.6

Bravo to Prior, 1 leg bye, down the leg side and Bravo appeals once more

End of over 44 (4 runs) England 222/5 (RR: 5.04)

    • MJ Prior 1 (5b)
    • PD Collingwood 57 (66b 4x4)
    • DJ Bravo 7-0-36-2
    • KA Pollard 5-0-28-1
44.1

Pollard to Prior, no run, nice, loopy slower ball which he can't do anything with

England are pottering along like a newly-wedded couple in an antiques shop. No urgency, and worst of all - they're not even going to buy anything

44.2

Pollard to Prior, no run, goes for a swish but misses

44.3

Pollard to Prior, 1 run, turned to the on side

44.4

Pollard to Collingwood, no run, driven out to the off side and he finds mid-off. That's great placement

44.5

Pollard to Collingwood, no run, clatters it out to the off side

44.6

Pollard to Collingwood, no run, short, wide and cut to cover for a phat zero

End of over 45 (1 run) England 223/5 (RR: 4.95)

    • PD Collingwood 57 (69b 4x4)
    • MJ Prior 2 (8b)
    • KA Pollard 6-0-29-1
    • DJ Bravo 7-0-36-2

18 runs from the last five overs. Eighteen.

45.1

Bravo to Prior, 1 run, full, straight and he digs it out

45.2

Bravo to Collingwood, FOUR, it's four! It's four whole runs off just the one delivery! Down onto the front foot he slaps it aerially over midwicket and that's four

45.3

Bravo to Collingwood, 2 runs, fuller and he attempts the same shot but gets a bit of an inside, smudgy edge. Terrific throw from the deep though! That's outstanding fielding, but Collingwood's just home. He's so quick

Ben Haley is sickened by England. "Good grief it's sickening," he says, apropos of their powerplay activities

45.4

Bravo to Collingwood, no run, outside off, he attempts a powerful shot but misses

45.5

Bravo to Collingwood, 2 runs, slapped on the front foot out to cover

45.6

Bravo to Collingwood, no run, turned to short midwicket, in comes the throw but he's home. And the throw was too high

End of over 46 (9 runs) England 232/5 (RR: 5.04)

    • PD Collingwood 65 (74b 5x4)
    • MJ Prior 3 (9b)
    • DJ Bravo 8-0-45-2
    • KA Pollard 6-0-29-1
46.1

Pollard to Prior, 1 run, Prior lines up a muscular drive but can't quite time it. He shadows some strange-looking back-cuts and slogs after stealing a single

46.2

Pollard to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, tries to smash it over midwicket but fails to connect properly

46.3

Pollard to Prior, FOUR, superb shot - cut backward of square out of the footholes

46.4

Pollard to Prior, 1 run

46.5

Pollard to Collingwood, FOUR, down the pitch and pulled over midwicket for four! Much more like it

46.6

Pollard to Collingwood, OUT, what a catch! Collingwood pulls this over midwicket and Bravo, coming in a few steps, takes it low while diving slightly histrionically but spectacularly

PD Collingwood c Bravo b Pollard 69 (131m 77b 6x4 0x6) SR: 89.61

End of over 47 (11 runs) England 243/6 (RR: 5.17)

    • MJ Prior 9 (12b 1x4)
    • KA Pollard 7-0-39-2
    • DJ Bravo 8-0-45-2
47.1

Bravo to Broad, no run, plays and misses outside off

47.2

Bravo to Broad, 2 runs, nice tickle off his pads

47.3

Bravo to Broad, 1 run, stroked along the ground through the covers

47.4

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, monstrous. Good stroke by Prior, lining up a slog over midwicket / wide long-on region for four

47.5

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, class. Inventive batting. A full toss which he paddled and scooped over short fine-leg. This is what is required

47.6

Bravo to Prior, 1 run, excellent, full ball which he tries to dig out but it clatters into his pads. Hang on - what's Broad up to here? He's almost level with Prior here! Bravo picks up and has all three stumps to aim at...but misses!

Super piece of comedy there. Comedic cricket is a rarely seen and under-appreciated art

End of over 48 (12 runs) England 255/6 (RR: 5.31)

    • MJ Prior 18 (15b 3x4)
    • SCJ Broad 3 (3b)
    • DJ Bravo 9-0-57-2
    • KA Pollard 7-0-39-2
48.1

Pollard to Prior, 1 run, dug out to mid-on

48.2

Pollard to Broad, 2 runs, slower ball outside off, Broad slaps it and is dropped by the diving short extra cover. Broad absolutely murdered that ball though

48.3

Pollard to Broad, 1 run, Broad smacks it to leg and they take a single. Prior would've been well gone had the throw hit

48.4

Pollard to Prior, 1 run, down leg, smacked to long-on

48.5

Pollard to Broad, no run

48.6

Pollard to Broad, 2 runs, swung over midwicket

Good effort from Pollard

End of over 49 (7 runs) England 262/6 (RR: 5.34)

    • SCJ Broad 8 (7b)
    • MJ Prior 20 (17b 3x4)
    • KA Pollard 8-0-46-2
    • DJ Bravo 9-0-57-2

Last over. Six balls to go

49.1

Bravo to Prior, no run, wide of the off stump, Prior tries to cut but can't manage it. Dar grins wryly as Prior intimates that it should've been a wide

49.2

Bravo to Prior, 1 run, steps to leg but can only crash a single to deep extra cover

49.3

Bravo to Broad, OUT, smudged back to the bowler and Prior sets off...Bravo simply turns around, whips off the bails and watches Broad continue his way back to the pavilion

SCJ Broad run out 8 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

49.4

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, bosh! That's the ticket from Prior! Steps outside leg, opens up his stance and absolutely clobbers it over the top

49.5

Bravo to Prior, 1 run, full toss, cracked to mid-off

Batty's batting average is 1.50

49.6

Bravo to Batty, 2 runs, smudged through midwicket and Batty has two runs to his name. What a man

Good effort from Prior there, and a pretty good show by England too. It's hard to know how good a total that is; they were so well placed in the final ten overs, with Shah and Collingwood well-set, but rather lost their way. West Indies, though, weren't really up to much in the field today - they look a distracted outfit today. Join us in about 40 minutes for their chase.

End of over 50 (8 runs) England 270/7

    • GJ Batty 2 (1b)
    • MJ Prior 26 (21b 4x4)
    • DJ Bravo 10-0-65-2
    • KA Pollard 8-0-46-2
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    LHB

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