ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Matches

England v West Indies

England won by 9 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)

Anderson to bowl

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Righto, so here we go. The umpires are strolling out to the middle and I'm finishing off some delectable cheese-and-onion crisps. It's coolish and quite still and cloudy today. England are playing 12, in case you weren't aware, and Kevin Pietersen is the man on the bench while they're in the field.

West Indies have won the toss and will bat

Afternoon, all. Will Luke here to guide you through the 17th match between these two countries since February. That's right, cricket fans - it's England versus the West Indies once again, and we have some intrgiuging, chin-tickling news for you: Denesh Ramdin is captaining the West Indies, but Chris Gayle is still playing. A conundrum of sorts. West Indies are playing 13 today, while England are fielding 12 - no Napier or Key for England again, but Swann and Rashid are both playing. It's all too intriguing for words. Here are the teams in full:

West Indies Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Xavier Marshall, Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin (capt & wk), David Bernard, Sulieman Benn, Fidel Edwards, Lionel Baker

England Luke Wright, Ravi Bopara, Kevin Pietersen, Owais Shah, Paul Collingwood (capt), Eoin Morgan, James Foster (wk), Graeme Swann, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Ryan Sidebottom

0.1

Anderson to Marshall, no run, starts with a beauty that left the right-hander at the last moment

Encouraging sign of swing for Anderson. These are ideal conditions for him - plenty of cloud

0.2

Anderson to Marshall, no run, 88mph outswinger which is left alone. Plenty of bounce - that carried through to Foster at stomach height, or even a little higher

0.3

Anderson to Marshall, FOUR, a stray down the leg-side and not even a diving Sidebottom can stop that. Bit of a belly-flop from the big man, and the judges each give him 4 for effort

0.4

Anderson to Marshall, 1 run, gone - no, dropped by Swann high to his right at second slip! A beautiful outswinger from Anderson, which bounced and drew the right-hander into fending it to Swann who got a hand to it, but shelled it

0.5

Anderson to Fletcher, 1 wide, a wide down the leg side

0.5

Anderson to Fletcher, 2 runs, tucked off his hip for a single

0.6

Anderson to Fletcher, no run, a really horrid swing-and-a-miss

End of over 1 (8 runs) West Indies 8/0
ADS Fletcher    2* (2b)      JM Anderson    1-0-8-0
XM Marshall    5* (4b 1x4)     

Sidebottom from the other end

1.1

Sidebottom to Marshall, 1 run, dropped down to the off side for a quick single

1.2

Sidebottom to Fletcher, no run, the most thumping of cover-drives! He absolutely nailed that, but Collingwood was quick as a cat to save a certain four

His hands are burning

1.3

Sidebottom to Fletcher, no run, lines up a huge drive but gets a thick inside edge into his boot

1.4

Sidebottom to Fletcher, 1 run, pushed out to the off side for a quick single, but Bopara's throw is wide of the stumps

1.5

Sidebottom to Marshall, 1 run, clattered out to the off side. In comes the throw - it's all a bit frenetic, but both teams, but they scamper through for a single

1.6

Sidebottom to Fletcher, 2 runs, squeezed out down to third man for a single - no, for two. Good running, taking on the rocket-arm of Anderson who looks a little aggrieved that he didn't run them out

End of over 2 (5 runs) West Indies 13/0
ADS Fletcher    5* (6b)      RJ Sidebottom    1-0-5-0
XM Marshall    7* (6b 1x4)     

2.1

Anderson to Marshall, 3 runs, swinging into the right-hander who whips it to leg. In comes the throw and the batsman has to get in a dive - that would've been close had he hit!

2.2

Anderson to Fletcher, no run, forward onto the front foot

2.3

Anderson to Fletcher, no run, Fletcher attempts a huge slap over cover, missing it completely. That was heading into the Tube

2.4

Anderson to Fletcher, 1 run, defended on the front foot

2.5

Anderson to Marshall, no run, a bouncer, a little wide of the right hander who attempts a hook but misses. Good, quick stuff from Anderson

2.6

Anderson to Marshall, no run, another bouncer sails by

End of over 3 (4 runs) West Indies 17/0
XM Marshall    10* (9b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-12-0
ADS Fletcher    6* (9b)     

Stuart Broad into the attack now

3.1

Broad to Fletcher, no run, 88.6mph just outside the off stump, and he clamps down on it

3.2

Broad to Fletcher, 1 run, a cross-batted slap past the bowler, mistimed

3.3

Broad to Marshall, no run, tries to pull it but mistimes it again. Good, nagging short-of-a-length line from Broad

3.4

Broad to Marshall, no run, and again he misses! 88mph, short of a length this time, and it sails past Marshall's attempted pull

3.5

Broad to Marshall, no run, ouch. That's a brute from Broad on what is a really slippery pitch. Bounces and hammers into Marshall's fingers. A viper's delivery, that

3.6

Broad to Marshall, 2 runs, patted past point, third man clears up

Excellent over by Broad

End of over 4 (3 runs) West Indies 20/0
XM Marshall    12* (13b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-3-0
ADS Fletcher    7* (11b)     

4.1

Anderson to Fletcher, SIX, oh yes. Take that. Seriously quick delivery, 91mph, and what did Fletcher do to counter it? Well, he stepped outside the leg stump and scorched it flat over cover for six

4.2

Anderson to Fletcher, FOUR, four more! An outrageous pull over the keeper's head for four. Sickening audacity

4.3

Anderson to Fletcher, 1 run, OUT, line-and-length from Anderson and angled down to third man for a single - but no! Fletcher wanted the second but Marshall didn't, and Fletcher's stranded! What a calamity

ADS Fletcher run out 18 (14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 128.57

4.4

Anderson to Marshall, 1 run, cuts back into him and he drops it down to point. They want two, though! Chanderpaul sends him back like a teacher might dismiss one of his pupils for interfering

4.5

Anderson to Chanderpaul, OUT, what a catch from Sidebottom! Chanderpaul mis-hooked it and the ball sailed down to third man where Sidebottom was tearing in, and he took it high over his right shoulder, falling flat on his face before celebrating with understandable elation. Brilliant!

S Chanderpaul c Sidebottom b Anderson 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

4.6

Anderson to Marshall, FOUR, bang! That's sweet. He did nothing more than hit through the line and it scorched the turf through the covers

End of over 5 (16 runs) West Indies 36/2
XM Marshall    17* (15b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-28-1
KA Pollard    0* (0b)     

Broad now

5.1

Broad to Pollard, 1 run, cuts back late into the right-hander who nudges it to the leg side

5.2

Broad to Marshall, FOUR, schwing! Too straight from Broad, and he swivels onto a powerful pull for four

5.3

Broad to Marshall, no run, full, outside off, he drives and misses. Broad appeals but only out of desperation

5.4

Broad to Marshall, 2 runs, cut down to the off side for a couple

5.5

Broad to Marshall, 3 runs, that could be four more. Inside edge past the stumps, and short fine leg has a bit of a chase - Rashid, it is, and he saves four

5.6

Broad to Pollard, 1 run, nasty one which spits up at his hands, but they nevertheless take a single

End of over 6 (11 runs) West Indies 47/2
KA Pollard    2* (2b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-14-0
XM Marshall    26* (19b 3x4)     

Pakistan are 45 for 4 against India. Good grief. That is exactly what Rashid might be thinking, too: he's onto bowl.

6.1

Rashid to Pollard, 2 wides, oh dear. A monstrous wide down the leg side

6.1

Rashid to Marshall, OUT, on the leg stump, tucked around the corner - oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! Another farcical cock-up as Marshall sends back Pollard, haring-down-the-pitch, and Rashid whips off the bails

KA Pollard run out 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

6.2

Rashid to Marshall, no run, tossed up just outside the off stump and it's defended

6.3

Rashid to Marshall, no run, clamps forward on the front foot

6.4

Rashid to Marshall, no run, nicely flighted on middle-and-leg, and he's forward and defending

6.5

Rashid to Marshall, no run, tossed wider and beats him with a quicker ball! Excellent delivery - some good revs on that, too

6.6

Rashid to Marshall, 1 run, tucked to leg

End of over 7 (3 runs) West Indies 50/3
XM Marshall    27* (25b 3x4)      AU Rashid    1-0-3-0
DJ Bravo    0* (0b)     

Luke Wright into the attack

7.1

Wright to Marshall, 1 run, driven out to long-off

7.2

Wright to Bravo, 1 run, flicked through square leg

7.3

Wright to Marshall, no run, wider line, swing and a miss

7.4

Wright to Marshall, 1 run, on middle stump and it's tucked to leg. A sharp single - and it needs to be sharp as Morgan is really quick at midwicket, but they're safely home

7.5

Wright to Bravo, 2 runs, driven up off his toes out through extra cover

7.6

Wright to Bravo, 1 run, driven out to the off side

End of over 8 (6 runs) West Indies 56/3
DJ Bravo    4* (3b)      LJ Wright    1-0-6-0
XM Marshall    29* (28b 3x4)     

Rashid to continue

8.1

Rashid to Bravo, no run, shorter delivery and sharp turn from Rashid - turn and bounce, too, which beats the batsman's cut

8.2

Rashid to Bravo, 1 run, driven to mid-off

8.3

Rashid to Marshall, 1 run, a bit too straight, on middle-and-leg and he tucks it around the corner

8.4

Rashid to Bravo, 1 run, much too short and wide and he's fortunate that there's a cover-sweeper out on the boundary

8.5

Rashid to Marshall, no run, hurries onto him - perhaps the slider - and it's blocked to leg

8.6

Rashid to Marshall, 1 run, nicely flighted, stroked out to mid-off

Tidy over, that.

End of over 9 (4 runs) West Indies 60/3
XM Marshall    31* (31b 3x4)      AU Rashid    2-0-7-0
DJ Bravo    6* (6b)     

9.1

Wright to Marshall, FOUR, comes down the pitch attempting a huge cow-corner slog but gets an inside edge past the stumps! Yowzers

9.2

Wright to Marshall, OUT, got him! A surprisingly sharp delivery hurries onto Marshall who attempts a pull, gloving it behind to a delighted Foster

XM Marshall c †Foster b Wright 35 (33b 4x4 0x6) SR: 106.06

9.3

Wright to Sarwan, FOUR, top-edged hook for four down to third man

9.4

Wright to Sarwan, 1 run, very nicely guided out to the off side off the tips of his toes

9.5

Wright to Bravo, 1 run, punched off the back foot out to the off side

9.6

Wright to Sarwan, 1 run, flipped off his pads

End of over 10 (11 runs) West Indies 71/4
RR Sarwan    6* (3b 1x4)      LJ Wright    2-0-17-1
DJ Bravo    7* (7b)     

The Oval is sold out across the river for India-Pakistan, but there's a few thousand rattling around here, giving the ground all the atmosphere of a division two county match. The reason may be the authorities, wise to the recession, wanted £30 to watch this and the previous game. Was it beyond them to actually try to fill the stands by offering entry for a £5?

10.1

Rashid to Sarwan, 1 run, short, wide and cut hard out to deep extra cover

10.2

Rashid to Bravo, 1 run, ever so slightly too short and straight, allowing him to sit on the back foot and clip him to leg

10.3

Rashid to Sarwan, no run, sweetly back-cut, but straight to point

10.4

Rashid to Sarwan, 2 runs, short, stroked out to the off side and Wright can't prevent two

10.5

Rashid to Sarwan, no run, again, short, again clumped to mid-off

10.6

Rashid to Sarwan, 1 run, pitched up this time ... and driven hard out to extra cover

End of over 11 (5 runs) West Indies 76/4
RR Sarwan    10* (8b 1x4)      AU Rashid    3-0-12-0
DJ Bravo    8* (8b)     

11.1

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, well bowled - a lovely slower ball with a bit of nibble on it, passing Sarwan's loose stroke

11.2

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 1 wide, angled across him, Sarwan goes for a huge drive but misses

11.2

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 1 run, defended to backward point

11.3

Sidebottom to Bravo, FOUR, bang! A one-handed cor-corner flog for four over midwicket. Monstrous ugliness

11.4

Sidebottom to Bravo, 1 run, squeezes this down to third man

11.5

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, beaten for pace outside off

11.6

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 2 runs, elegantly flicked through to long-on

End of over 12 (9 runs) West Indies 85/4
RR Sarwan    13* (12b 1x4)      RJ Sidebottom    2-0-14-0
DJ Bravo    13* (10b 1x4)     

Phillipa Brossard has emailed in. "You are correct about the price. We live just around the corner and can hear the crowd noise but the price is too high and therefore we are drinking our glass of wine in the garden, instead of inside Lord's. It is cheaper to go to the theatre!" She's right, you know.

12.1

Rashid to Bravo, OUT, Bravo tries to hit him over the top but completely mistimed it and it went straight up in the air, and straight down the throat of Bopara at mid-off

DJ Bravo c Bopara b Rashid 13 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 118.18

12.2

Rashid to Sarwan, FOUR, class from Sarwan; inexperience from Rashid. Much too short, and he cuts it elegantly for four. Perfect timing

How will Rashid respond?

12.3

Rashid to Sarwan, 1 run, again too short, but this time Sarwan's cut is cut off

12.4

Rashid to Simmons, no run, tossed wider. He goes for a slap on the front foot and is lucky that the inside edge didn't shatter his stumps

12.5

Rashid to Simmons, 2 runs, mistimed cow-corner slog which falls in no-man's land

12.6

Rashid to Simmons, 1 run, square-driven out to the off side

End of over 13 (8 runs) West Indies 93/5
LMP Simmons    3* (3b)      AU Rashid    4-0-20-1
RR Sarwan    18* (14b 2x4)     

Very promising return for Rashid - 1 for 20 from 4. Here's Broad now

13.1

Broad to Simmons, 1 wide, woops - well wide

13.1

Broad to Simmons, no run, edged, caught behind. Or is it? The umpire turns it down! He's absolutely hit the cover off that, the ball carrying through to the keeper. Oh dear. A bit of a howler from the umpire I'm afraid

13.2

Broad to Simmons, no run

13.3

Broad to Simmons, 1 run, tucked to leg

Around the wicket - the same tactics Broad used so successfully in the last over of Scotland's innings yesterday

13.4

Broad to Sarwan, 1 run, driven out to the off side

13.5

Broad to Simmons, no run, attempts a cross-batted slog over midwicket but can't make contact

13.6

Broad to Simmons, no run, slanted across the right hander who swings and misses

End of over 14 (3 runs) West Indies 96/5
LMP Simmons    4* (8b)      SCJ Broad    3-0-17-0
RR Sarwan    19* (15b 2x4)     

14.1

Swann to Sarwan, 1 run, nicely flighted and worked to leg

14.2

Swann to Simmons, 1 run, flicked around the corner

14.3

Swann to Sarwan, no run, oh well bowled - a little shorter and it's played back to him

14.4

Swann to Sarwan, FOUR, cut out to the off side - beautiful four. He placed that beautifully

14.5

Swann to Sarwan, FOUR, even better - cutting it behind square for four more

14.6

Swann to Sarwan, no run

End of over 15 (10 runs) West Indies 106/5
RR Sarwan    28* (20b 4x4)      GP Swann    1-0-10-0
LMP Simmons    5* (9b)     

Anderson's around the wicket

15.1

Anderson to Simmons, no run, slants across him and he drives it out to the off side

15.2

Anderson to Simmons, 1 run, full and straight, pushed out again to the off side

15.3

Anderson to Sarwan, 1 run

15.4

Anderson to Simmons, 1 run, pushed into the covers

15.5

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, outside off and through to the keeper

15.6

Anderson to Sarwan, FOUR, outside off again, flashed high and hard over point, who reaches in vain for a catch. That was travelling

End of over 16 (7 runs) West Indies 113/5
RR Sarwan    33* (23b 5x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-35-1
LMP Simmons    7* (12b)     

16.1

Swann to Simmons, no run

16.2

Swann to Simmons, OUT, short, lofted high and ambitiously over square leg, but James Anderson is back on the rope and takes an easy chance

LMP Simmons c Anderson b Swann 7 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Still no Gayle...

16.3

Swann to Sarwan, no run, on the pads, nudged to short midwicket

16.4

Swann to Sarwan, 2 runs, 2 more comedy running, as Ramdin at the non-striker's end drops his bat, and so they have to turn down a single

16.5

Swann to Sarwan, 1 run

16.6

Swann to Ramdin, no run, tapped out to point, and thoughts of a run

End of over 17 (3 runs) West Indies 116/6
D Ramdin    0* (1b)      GP Swann    2-0-13-1
RR Sarwan    36* (26b 5x4)     

I've spilled tea all over my keyboard and self. What a waste

17.1

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 1 run, squeezed out to the off side

17.2

Sidebottom to Ramdin, 2 runs, carved out to the off side

17.3

Sidebottom to Ramdin, no run, swing and a miss to a good length delivery outside off

17.4

Sidebottom to Ramdin, 1 run, carved out to the off side

17.5

Sidebottom to Sarwan, FOUR, shot! Steps a touch outside leg and opens himself up a little, cracking it powerfully over the covers for four. Beautifully played

17.6

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, swinging into Sarwan - excellent shout but it's given not out

End of over 18 (8 runs) West Indies 124/6
RR Sarwan    41* (29b 6x4)      RJ Sidebottom    3-0-22-0
D Ramdin    3* (4b)     

Around the wicket

18.1

Broad to Ramdin, FOUR, what a shot from Ramdin. Slanting across him, he flung his bat at it and it flew over point

18.2

Broad to Ramdin, 1 wide, that's got to be a wide, surely - and it is. A booming wide. He couldn't have reached that with a ladder and a big pointy stick

Back over the wicket

18.2

Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, on his pads, swivels onto a pull

18.3

Broad to Sarwan, 1 run, attempts a pull but mistimes it

18.4

Broad to Ramdin, no run, swing and a miss outside off

18.5

Broad to Ramdin, 1 bye, very well bowled again, just short of a length and again he swings and misses. But good thinking from the non-striker and they steal a highly cheeksome run

18.6

Broad to Sarwan, 1 run, banged down the ground

End of over 19 (9 runs) West Indies 133/6
RR Sarwan    43* (31b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-25-0
D Ramdin    8* (8b 1x4)     

So then. Last over, looks like it's going to be Sidebottom

19.1

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 1 run, swinging into his off stump, Sarwan slams it out to deep extra cover

19.2

Sidebottom to Ramdin, 1 run, another full toss bashed back to Sidebottom who fumbles, drops it, and collects it ... and he has a golden opportunity to run him out, but misses the stumps

England are rubbish at hitting the stumps. They so rarely do it

19.3

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 1 run, squeezed out to cover

Really good last over, this

19.4

Sidebottom to Ramdin, 1 run, here comes the paddle - but straight to short fine leg! Really well executed, timing it beautifully but straight to the fielder! Sidebottom laughs, probably out of relief

19.5

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 1 run, steps across to the off side and flicks him through midwicket

19.6

Sidebottom to Ramdin, SIX, six to end the innings! Outstanding shot over cover point, just flapping it effortlessly - superb stroke!

Good end for West Indies, that, and it's given them a chance of defending it. England were probably expecting to limit them to 130, so it's pretty even stevens. Join us in 10 minutes for England's chase

End of over 20 (11 runs) West Indies 144/6
D Ramdin    16* (11b 1x4 1x6)      RJ Sidebottom    4-0-33-0
RR Sarwan    46* (34b 6x4)     
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Luke Wright carves another four during his blistering 75 from 48 balls, England v West Indies, ICC World Twenty20 warm-up, Lord's, June 3, 2009

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