ICC World Twenty20, 8th Match, Group D: West Indies v England at Providence, May 3, 2010
ICC World Twenty20 - 8th match, Group D
West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 1 ball remaining) (D/L method)
3 May 2010 (20-over match)

Welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the second match of the day at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Liam Brickhill, who has barely recovered from Zimbabwe's abject performance in the rain-shortened first game, and Sahil Dutta will be your commentators today.

West Indies have won the toss and England will be batting first, with the same side that beat South Africa in the warm-ups for this tournament. So it'll be Michael Lumb, in his international debut, and Craig Kieswetter to open the batting, while James Anderson misses out, with Ryan Sidebottom included. For West Indies, big Sulieman Benn comes back into the side, while Andre Fletcher will be keeping wicket ahead of Denesh Ramdin. Also, Chris Gayle has recovered from his buttock niggle and will be an imposing figure at the top of the order slightly later on.

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Right, thankfully it's bright and sunny in Guyana and the batsmen are making their way to the middle. It'll be me, Liam, to start things off. And Benn will open the bowling, with Lumb on strike first up.


Benn to Lumb, no run, and he finds a great line straight away, as Lumb nudges to midwicket


Benn to Lumb, no run, fuller this time, and Lumb tries to bunt it back past Benn, who lopes across to cut it off


Benn to Lumb, 2 runs, first international runs for Lumb, as he eases Benn through the covers for a couple


Benn to Lumb, 2 runs, not much wrong from Benn, but Lumb shuffles across to change the line and picks up a few more to midwicket


Benn to Lumb, no run, just held back a touch by Benn, and Lumb punches it watchfully back to the bowler


Benn to Lumb, 1 run, full, straight, and driven much more firmly this time. Benn sticks out a big boot but can't stop the ball, and mid off cleans up

End of over 1 (5 runs) England 5/0

    • MJ Lumb 5 (6b)
    • C Kieswetter 0 (0b)
    • SJ Benn 1-0-5-0

Rampaul to open up from the other end


Rampaul to Lumb, 1 wide, Rampaul errs slightly in line, as the ball shoots past the leg stump from over the wicket


Rampaul to Lumb, FOUR, shot! Too short from Rampaul, Lumb had moved forward but rocked back easily to smite the ball through midwicket. Pulled on length


Rampaul to Lumb, 1 wide, loose start here, as Rampaul fires one very wide of off stump this time


Rampaul to Lumb, FOUR, crashed away! The ball was similarly short and wide to the last one, and Lumb, trusting the pace and bounce of the surface, slapped the ball very hard between point and cover


Rampaul to Lumb, (no ball) 2 runs, sloppy stuff from Rampaul, who oversteps by a good three inches. There's a misfield in the covers too.

Not the best start from the West Indies.

Free hit coming up...


Rampaul to Lumb, no run, Lumb swishes wildly at a slightly short ball, but can't connect. He missed out there, that was there to be hit


Rampaul to Lumb, no run, much better length and line, chopped down to point


Rampaul to Lumb, 2 runs, all sort from Rampaul, this one is short again and Lumb pulls powerfully to midwicket but there's a fielder there to cut it off


Rampaul to Lumb, 1 run, that wasn't all that short, but Lumb stayed back and muscled the ball to midwicket to keep the strike

End of over 2 (16 runs) England 21/0

    • MJ Lumb 18 (13b 2x4)
    • C Kieswetter 0 (0b)
    • R Rampaul 1-0-16-0
    • SJ Benn 1-0-5-0

Benn to Lumb, FOUR, uppish! The ball was floated on leg stump and Lumb chipped it just wide of Gayle at midwicket, the ball rolls away to the boundary


Benn to Lumb, FOUR, and again! This was hit much more cleanly though, Lumb picking the vacant midwicket area and hitting the ball high over Gayle's head this time


Benn to Lumb, 1 run, pushed down to long on, and finally Kieswetter gets strike

This happened to Kieswetter on his debut as well, but then it was Cook who kept him off strike for the first few overs


Benn to Kieswetter, no run, flighted on off stump, Kieswetter presses forward but his prod is beaten by some nice turn from Benn


Benn to Kieswetter, no run, a touch shorter and slapped straight to cover


Benn to Kieswetter, no run, Kieswetter comes forward again and pushes the ball into the covers, no run!

End of over 3 (9 runs) England 30/0

    • C Kieswetter 0 (3b)
    • MJ Lumb 27 (16b 4x4)
    • SJ Benn 2-0-14-0
    • R Rampaul 1-0-16-0

Gayle to Lumb, 1 run, short and Lumb pulls powerfully and in the air, but the ball bounces short of the man in the deep


Gayle to Kieswetter, FOUR, Gayle tosses up a shocker. The ball was short and wide and just screamed hit me, and Kieswetter did just that to get off the mark


Gayle to Kieswetter, 1 run, better from West Indies' captain, but the ball is pushed out to mid off for one


Gayle to Lumb, OUT, gone this time! Gayle makes amends for the shocker with a floater on leg stump. Lumb went for the swipe over wide midwicket but was beaten in the flight, practically yorking himself, and his stumps are splayed! West Indies really needed that wicket, they had been looking very flat

MJ Lumb b Gayle 28 (18b 4x4 0x6) SR: 155.55

Here's KP...


Gayle to Pietersen, FOUR, very full, practically a yorker on off stump but Pietersen has somehow squirted that past point for four! The ball was much quicker, and Pietersen just lent on it to ease the ball to the boundary. Top shot!


Gayle to Pietersen, 1 run, held back a touch, KP taps the ball down to long on to collect a single and keep the strike

End of over 4 (11 runs) England 41/1

    • KP Pietersen 5 (2b 1x4)
    • C Kieswetter 5 (5b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 1-0-11-1
    • SJ Benn 2-0-14-0

Gayle ringing the changes here, Nikita Miller comes on. Windies no doubt hoping to exploit KP's perceived weakness against left-arm spin


Miller to Pietersen, no run, close! Big shout first ball as KP presses half forward and is wrapped on the pads. Nope, big inside edge on that. He didn't look all that comfortable though


Miller to Pietersen, 2 runs, fuller on off stump, KP stays leg side of the ball to smash it down to long off for a couple


Miller to Pietersen, 1 run, and again, he stays inside the line to work the ball into the off side


Miller to Kieswetter, SIX, Kieswetter goes big! And that's huge, a clean strike sails high over long off and England are up and running again after the wicket


Miller to Kieswetter, 1 run, the batsman takes a couple of steps down the track to slap the ball hard down to long off. These two certainly aren't playing the spinners with soft hands, going very hard at everything


Miller to Pietersen, no run, and KP almost falls over his own feet as Miller fires in a quicker one at his pads. Gets the bat down just in time though

End of over 5 (10 runs) England 51/1

    • KP Pietersen 8 (6b 1x4)
    • C Kieswetter 12 (7b 1x4 1x6)
    • NO Miller 1-0-10-0
    • CH Gayle 1-0-11-1

Rampaul to Kieswetter, no run, Rampaul finds a tight line to start, and Kieswetter defends back down the track


Rampaul to Kieswetter, SIX, slammed away! Kieswetter shimmied down the track, made some room and heaved way over long off. That's another great strike from Kieswetter, who's striking the ball very cleanly now


Rampaul to Kieswetter, 1 run, Rampaul fires in the yorker but Kieswetter gets across and jabs the bat down just in time, and the ball squirts to fine leg


Rampaul to Pietersen, 1 run, leg stump line and KP whips to midwicket


Rampaul to Kieswetter, 1 run, full again, and flicked fine for one


Rampaul to Pietersen, no run, Rampaul drags the length back and the ball spits up off a length, somewhat surprising the batsman. No harm done though

And England have now posted the highest Powerplay total of the tournament, beating Sri Lanka's 59 earlier today

End of over 6 (9 runs) England 60/1

    • KP Pietersen 9 (8b 1x4)
    • C Kieswetter 20 (11b 1x4 2x6)
    • R Rampaul 2-0-25-0
    • NO Miller 1-0-10-0

Miller to Kieswetter, no run, watchfully tapped back to the bowler


Miller to Kieswetter, SIX, it's raining sixes in Guyana now! Absolutely walloped over wide long off, he's creamed that!


Miller to Kieswetter, OUT, but Miller's revenge is quick! He held the ball back bravely, flighting it and Kieswetter was stuck in two minds. He was struck on the back leg right infront, and West Indies nip this partnership in the bud at exactly the right time!

C Kieswetter lbw b Miller 26 (14b 1x4 3x6) SR: 185.71


Miller to Collingwood, no run, Colly tries to nurdle the ball away behind square but can't beat the fielder


Miller to Collingwood, 3 runs, cheeky! Collingwood goes for a reverse paddle and pulls it off admirably. A great sliding stop from Sammy on the boundary saves a run


Miller to Pietersen, 2 runs, just a bit too short and KP rocks back to hammer the ball into the covers, and some very sharp running gets him two

End of over 7 (11 runs) England 71/2

    • KP Pietersen 11 (9b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 3 (2b)
    • NO Miller 2-0-21-1
    • R Rampaul 2-0-25-0

And after that top bit of fielding, Sammy comes in to bowl now


Sammy to Collingwood, 1 run, hits a length first ball, but Collingwood slaps it back past him and down to long on for one


Sammy to Pietersen, 1 run, floaty delivery on off stump and Pietersen drives hard out to long off


Sammy to Collingwood, 1 run, quicker and shorter, Colly stays inside the line and works the ball into the off side, finding the gap in the covers to collect a single


Sammy to Pietersen, no run, great line as KP is tucked up by a ball angling in to him. Not much he can do with that


Sammy to Pietersen, no run, and again, Sammy is attacking the stumps here, bowling a very straight line and getting the ball to snake in to the batsman just a little


Sammy to Pietersen, 1 run, KP uses what little width is on offer to collect a run infront of point on the off side

That was a great over from Sammy, really tight stuff to keep the pressure on after the wicket in the last over

End of over 8 (4 runs) England 75/2

    • KP Pietersen 13 (13b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 5 (4b)
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-4-0
    • NO Miller 2-0-21-1

Miller to Pietersen, no run, tossed up on middle and leg. KP backs away to try to make some room and drops the ball into the off side but can't find the placement

Mmm, and Miller's pulled out of his delivery two in two now, trying to get Pietersen to telegraph his movements. Umpires having a word now, and rightfully too.


Miller to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen is down on one knee and sweeping, they run a sharp single as the fielder comes in from square leg. There's an appeal for the run out, but Collingwood was well in


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


Miller to Pietersen, 2 runs, just slightly short on off stump, Pietersen rocks back to flay the ball through the covers and they sprint two


Miller to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen comes down the track but Miller sees him coming, spearing in a quicker ball on leg stump. They collect a single all the same


Miller to Collingwood, no run, zoning in on leg stump, and Collingwood misses with an attempted nurdle to leg.

Good over there, not giving anything away

End of over 9 (5 runs) England 80/2

    • PD Collingwood 6 (6b)
    • KP Pietersen 17 (17b 1x4)
    • NO Miller 3-0-26-1
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-4-0

Sammy bowled such a good first over, keeping it very tight, can he repeat the dose?


Sammy to Pietersen, 1 run, pulled away in the air to deep midwicket, but falling short of the fielder


Sammy to Collingwood, no run, well, it's the dilscoop from Colly, but it doesn't come off and he cops a painful blow on the knee.

Strange decision to play the shot as the man is back on the fine leg fence


Sammy to Collingwood, OUT, Collingwood goes, Sammy strikes! Sammy fired in a quicker one as Collingwood stayed back to try and work the ball away, but by the time he got his bat down his stumps had been flattened. Great bowling!

PD Collingwood b Sammy 6 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00


Sammy to Morgan, 1 run, too short from Sammy, Morgan gets inside it to nudge the ball to midwicket and get off the mark


Sammy to Pietersen, SIX, short again and, extraordinarily, Pietersen has pulled that one-handed and the ball has sailed over the ropes at square leg! That was hit into the breeze as well, what a shot! Sahil is mesmerized!


Sammy to Pietersen, OUT, Gone! Sammy is jubilant as Pietersen is caught on the midwicket boundary attempting a repeat of the shot! It's a shouting, fist-pumping celebration, you can tell how much that wicket means to West Indies

KP Pietersen c Sarwan b Sammy 24 (20b 1x4 1x6) SR: 120.00

End of over 10 (8 runs) England 88/4

    • EJG Morgan 1 (1b)
    • DJG Sammy 2-0-12-2
    • NO Miller 3-0-26-1

Miller to Morgan, 1 run, worked away through the covers for one


Miller to Wright, no run, Wright presses forward to defend


Miller to Wright, no run, a touch of width offered outside off, but the ball is chopped straight to point

And a slip is in for the new batsman


Miller to Wright, no run, and again, hit straight to the fielder on the off side


Miller to Wright, 1 run, too short from Miller, and Wright rocks back to jab the ball through midwicket


Miller to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan unfurls the reverse sweep immediately to pick up one to third man

End of over 11 (3 runs) England 91/4

    • EJG Morgan 3 (3b)
    • LJ Wright 1 (4b)
    • NO Miller 4-0-29-1
    • DJG Sammy 2-0-12-2

Sammy to Morgan, 2 runs, short and pulled very high out to midwicket, plugging in the surface as it bounces


Sammy to Morgan, 1 wide, drifting down leg


Sammy to Morgan, no run, that's better, Sammy raps Morgan on the pads with a ball fired at middle and leg


Sammy to Morgan, 1 run, short and inviting the pull, but the ball bounces a good three metres infront of the fielder on the square leg boundary


Sammy to Wright, no run, good, tight line from Sammy, who's doing everything asked of him as Wright defends back down the track


Sammy to Wright, 1 run, on a length on off stump and Wright swings mightily, almost knocking himself over, but the result is a quiet single down to long on as the ball squirts off the toe of the bat


Sammy to Morgan, 1 run, on leg stump, and Morgan gets across to work the ball into the gap infront of square on the leg side

End of over 12 (6 runs) England 97/4

    • EJG Morgan 7 (7b)
    • LJ Wright 2 (6b)
    • DJG Sammy 3-0-18-2
    • NO Miller 4-0-29-1

Here's Bravo!


Bravo to Morgan, no run, on the money straight away, and Morgan flicks straight to the midwicket fielder


Bravo to Morgan, SIX, short from Bravo, Morgan swivelled to pull and the ball took the top edge. Amazingly, that's carried over the ropes for six! It was nothing more than a top edge really, but that's landed well over


Bravo to Morgan, no run, tapped back down the wicket


Bravo to Morgan, 1 run, good shot, Morgan spotted the width and ran the ball off the face down to third man. Top shot for one run


Bravo to Wright, no run, well, Wright is trying to hit the covers off everything but it's not quite coming off as he swishes airily past this one


Bravo to Wright, 1 run, that's better. One run is better than no runs, as Wright drives the ball out to long on to keep the strike

End of over 13 (8 runs) England 105/4

    • LJ Wright 3 (8b)
    • EJG Morgan 14 (11b 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-8-0
    • DJG Sammy 3-0-18-2

Sammy to Wright, 1 run, Wright searching for the boundary, but his muscly heave finds the midwicket fielder


Sammy to Morgan, 1 run, on a length on off stump, and Morgan backs away to chop the ball down to third man


Sammy to Wright, 1 run, thumped down to long off by Wright


Sammy to Morgan, no run, Sammy cramps Morgan for room from over the wicket, and all he can do is push the ball to mid off


Sammy to Morgan, no run, fuller and Morgan spotted it early, trying to loft the ball back over his head, but it took the inside edge, squirting off the edge onto the pad as Fletcher cleans up behind the stumps


Sammy to Morgan, 1 run, whipped away to midwicket

And that ends a superb spell from Sammy, who has kept England in check after their rollicking start

End of over 14 (4 runs) England 109/4

    • EJG Morgan 16 (15b 1x6)
    • LJ Wright 5 (10b)
    • DJG Sammy 4-0-22-2
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-8-0

Bravo to Morgan, no run, fired slightly wide by Bravo, and Morgan tried to flash the ball square but ended up playing and missing


Bravo to Morgan, 1 run, worked away for one this time.

West Indies are doing a good job of containing England here, denying them boundaries


Bravo to Wright, 1 run, swiped to midwicket by Wright


Bravo to Morgan, 2 runs, improvisation from Morgan! He moved across to play a paddle pull off the front foot, but the man at fine leg sprinted round to cut it off


Bravo to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan stays back and picks up one as he drops the ball into the off side


Bravo to Wright, 1 run, an ungainly swipe to deep mid off from Wright gets England one as the batsmen scamper a sharp single

End of over 15 (6 runs) England 115/4

    • LJ Wright 7 (12b)
    • EJG Morgan 20 (19b 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-14-0
    • DJG Sammy 4-0-22-2

Pollard to Wright, SIX, well, Wright just danced down the track and aimed a fearsome hoick down to long on. That was just over Benn on the ropes, as the ball never really got up, but that was hit very, very hard


Pollard to Wright, 1 run, slower ball, and Wright crashes it down to long off


Pollard to Morgan, 2 runs, straying onto Morgan's pads, and the batsmen collect two with some quick running


Pollard to Morgan, 1 run, short and Morgan pulls out to midwicket in the air, but the ball falls short of the fielder


Pollard to Wright, SIX, heaved away by Wright! He's starting to middle the hits now, that's an 86-metre six, a towering hit over wide long on


Pollard to Wright, no run, Wright swings again at a slower ball, but the mistimed shot goes straight back to the bowler

End of over 16 (16 runs) England 131/4

    • LJ Wright 20 (16b 2x6)
    • EJG Morgan 23 (21b 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 1-0-16-0
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-14-0

Bravo to Morgan, no run, Morgan gets his front foot out of the way and swings, but picks out deep mid off and they turn down the single


Bravo to Morgan, FOUR, great shot! The ball was slower, and pitched up and Morgan placed the shot perfectly, beating the bowler and mid off and collecting a boundary


Bravo to Morgan, 1 leg bye, Morgan can't connect with the heave, but Wright charges through and Fletcher behind the stumps can't get round to collect the ball in time and they pick up a leg bye


Bravo to Wright, 1 run, swung away to midwicket by Wright. Gosh he tries to hit it hard


Bravo to Morgan, 2 runs, Morgan shuffles across and flicks the ball out to long leg, but Benn gets around to cut it off before the rope

And that brings up the fifty partnership between these two


Bravo to Morgan, SIX, another six for Morgan! He stayed deep in the crease, shuffling across and sending the ball in an arc way, way over square leg. Very powerful, wristy pull off the front foot gets him a maximum!

End of over 17 (14 runs) England 145/4

    • EJG Morgan 35 (26b 1x4 2x6)
    • LJ Wright 21 (17b 2x6)
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-27-0
    • KA Pollard 1-0-16-0

Rampaul to Wright, SIX, an almighty heave from Wright sends the ball sailing over midwicket! That was too short from Rampaul, allowing Wright to get under it. He hit that so hard!


Rampaul to Wright, SIX, and another! Wright walks down the track and aims a mighty blow that sails way over long on! That's a 91-metre six, and its set the England fans cheering!


Rampaul to Wright, (no ball) 1 run, the pressure's getting to Rampaul here, he's overstepped and that's a cardinal sin at any time in a Twenty20


Rampaul to Morgan, SIX, six more! Morgan takes full toll of the free hit to send the ball straight back over Rampaul's head!

And that's the most sixes in a Twenty20 by England


Rampaul to Morgan, FOUR, Unbelievable! Extraordinary! What kind of a shot is that? He's just stood at the crease and reverse-lapped a half volley on off stump over short third man and away to the ropes. Morgan is enjoying himself here


Rampaul to Morgan, 2 runs, hammered away square this time


Rampaul to Morgan, 1 run, more length from Rampaul, and Morgan runs the ball down to third man in a surprisingly orthodox manner

End of over 18 (27 runs) England 172/4

    • EJG Morgan 48 (30b 2x4 3x6)
    • LJ Wright 34 (20b 4x6)
    • R Rampaul 3-0-52-0
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-27-0

Benn to Morgan, 1 bye, Morgan gets down to reverse sweep but can't connect. Fletcher doesn't collect cleanly though, and they steal a bye


Benn to Wright, 1 run, driven very hard out into the covers. Wow, there are no half-measures from Wright


Benn to Morgan, 2 runs, edged away, and first slip would have lapped that up, but Morgan collects two and that's his fifty. A superbly-paced knock, just what England needed from him


Benn to Morgan, FOUR, audacious shot! Out comes the reverse sweep once again, and he's nailed it this time to send the ball in the air down to third man


Benn to Morgan, 1 run, dropped into the covers for one


Benn to Wright, 1 run, ha! And Wright has literally swung the bat out of his hands with that shot! He tried to heave the ball through midwicket, didn't get a good connection but swung so hard that the bat flew out of his hands and only landed past square leg!

End of over 19 (10 runs) England 182/4

    • LJ Wright 36 (22b 4x6)
    • EJG Morgan 55 (34b 3x4 3x6)
    • SJ Benn 3-0-23-0
    • R Rampaul 3-0-52-0

Last over coming up, and Bravo will bowl it


Bravo to Wright, 1 run, round the wicket comes Bravo, and Wright steps away to give himself room and drives through the covers for one

These two have put on 95 so far, and in very quick time too as the momentum has been with them almost entirely.

Well, Bravo pulls out in his delivery stride...


Bravo to Morgan, OUT, and he's out this time! Bravo dished the ball up on off stump and Morgan threw everything at it. It's six or sticks at this stage, but he couldn't quite get the elevation or distance, and Pollard took a good tumbling catch running in from the boundary

EJG Morgan c Pollard b Bravo 55 (35b 3x4 3x6) SR: 157.14


Bravo to Wright, 2 runs, hammered down to long off


Bravo to Wright, no run, and Wright picks up where Morgan left off, trying the switch hit but he couldn't execute the shot, finding only fresh air


Bravo to Wright, FOUR, leg stump half volley and Wright chips powerfully out to cow corner, top shot


Bravo to Wright, 2 runs, hammered out to midwicket, and manic running gets England two more from the final delivery!

England reach 191 on the back of a superbly-paced partnership between Luke Wright and Eoin Morgan. Morgan's shot-making was particularly sublime, as he timed the ball to all parts. Wright also batted very well, in his own fashion. He has an uncompromising method, trying to wallop almost every ball, and it's worked for him today.

And our man at the ground, Andrew McGlashan, tells us that there are ominous dark clouds brewing near the ground. For the sake of what is shaping up to be an absorbing contest, let's hope they swing harmlessly past.

West Indies' bowling was a real mixed bag. Seven bowlers were used, but Sammy, Benn and Miller's good work was somewhat undone by Pollard and Rampaul, who went for a combined 68 in their four overs.

End of over 20 (9 runs) England 191/5

    • LJ Wright 45 (27b 1x4 4x6)
    • TT Bresnan 0 (0b)
    • DJ Bravo 4-0-36-1
    • SJ Benn 3-0-23-0





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