Result
Only T20I, Nottingham, Jun 24 2012, West Indies tour of England
172/4
(19.4/20 ov, target 173)
173/3
England won by 7 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
England
1y
• The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Hales leads England to record-breaking win

Alex Hales fell one run short of England's first Twenty20 international hundred but his 99 powered the home side to a convincing seven-wicket victory

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Alex Winter
Scorecard summary
West Indies172/4(20 overs)
England173/3(19.4 overs)
Alex Hales99 (68)
Ravi Bopara59 (44)

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Reaction to today's game from Andrew McGlashan reporting on England's record chase and George Dobell will be analysing this victory shortly too.



So that ends West Indies tour of 2012. They're off back home and then heading out to Florida to take on New Zealand in two T20s, the first of them on Saturday, before an ODI series back in the Caribbean and three Tests to follow too. England have a brief break before they take on Australia in a five-match ODI series starting on Friday. The South Africa tour coming up later on this year too of course...



Alex Hales is, predictably, man of the match for his 99 and here the winning skipper: "We did some really good things today," Stuart Broad, the birthday boy, says. "Having not played T20 for a while we maybe didn't react to things as well as we could. Steve Finn, once again, was fantastic."



"With the team we have we should be winning games but we haven't been able to achieve success and we haven't been consistently good," Darren Sammy says. "Probably we need to fight even harder. The guys are trying really hard."



And so ends West Indies tour of England. And it has ended in defeat. They're endured a pretty torrid time and go home winless. Today, they though they had a great chance of finally notching up a victory as they posted 172 for 4 with a counterattack led by Dwayne Smith's 70 and Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard smashing them to a good total. But they didn't have enough with the ball...



What a chase from England, that is very impressive, their highest successful chase in T20s...they've won here by seven wickets...it was a fabulous chase, managed by the highest T20 partnership for England between Alex Hales and Ravi Bopara. Neither man could see the side home and agonisingly Hales fell one short of the first T20 hundred by an England player but it was his career-best T20 score and he controlled the knock very well indeed...

19.4
2
Samuels to Morgan, 2 runs
full toss outside off, slapped to mid off, oh there's a misfield! And they're coming back, and England win!!

England still need two from three balls...drama here...

And another superb knock ends before the finish...

19.3
w
Samuels to Bopara, OUT
slapped down the ground and caught at long off! Went to finish it in one hit, it's off the toe of the bat down the throat of the fielder. He didn't catch it at all and it was a simple catch
RS Bopara c Edwards b Samuels 59 (75m 44b 4x4 1x6) SR: 134.09

Two to win...

19.2
2
Samuels to Bopara, 2 runs
slugged away through midwicket, they take two behind deep midwicket
19.1
Samuels to Bopara, no run
full and carved to cover

Still a game to win for England, four needed, can Samuels pull of something special for West Indies...

end of over 1913 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 169/2CRR: 8.89 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 4 from 6b
Ravi Bopara57 (41)
Ravi Rampaul4-0-37-2
Sunil Narine4-0-28-0

But what an innings that is from Hales, outstanding knock, KP who?!?

18.6
w
Rampaul to Hales, OUT
gone! And Hales is denied a hundred, bowled middle stump. It's a great delivery, full and straight and cleans up the timbers as Hales looked to go leg side
AD Hales b Rampaul 99 (84m 68b 6x4 4x6) SR: 145.58

99 to Hales...

18.5
2
Rampaul to Hales, 2 runs
full toss outside off, craved out to deep point
18.4
2
Rampaul to Hales, 2 runs
full toss and a chip down the ground lands well in front of long on, they take two
18.3
1
Rampaul to Bopara, 1 run
full and an inside edge to the 45, they take one

And that should be a match-winner...

18.2
4
Rampaul to Bopara, FOUR runs
he was stood outside off stump to give him room to swing to leg and he does so, behind square and gets four to backward square leg, poor bowling but great thinking from Bopara

That is a settler...

50 from 39 balls for Bopara...

18.1
4
Rampaul to Bopara, FOUR runs
slugged through leg side from a full ball outside off, and it runs for four! Great placement

Still work for England, 17 to win from 12 balls...finish it off...couple of boundaries to settle things...now Rampaul with probably Bravo to bowl the last over...Ravi to Ravi, around the wicket...

end of over 186 runs
ENG: 156/1CRR: 8.66 • RRR: 8.50 • Need 17 from 12b
Alex Hales95 (65)
Ravi Bopara48 (38)
Sunil Narine4-0-28-0
Fidel Edwards4-0-33-0
17.6
Narine to Hales, no run
fired down the leg side, is that a wide? Must have clipped the pad
17.5
1
Narine to Bopara, 1 run
lifted down the ground for a single only to long off
17.4
2
Narine to Bopara, 2 runs
flick of the wrists wide of deep cover so two this time
17.3
1
Narine to Hales, 1 run
cut out through point again, just for one
17.2
1
Narine to Bopara, 1 run
pulled and a drop at midwicket, it was a very tough high chance but he mistimed the jump and put it down
17.1
1
Narine to Hales, 1 run
tucked out to deep point

23 from 18 balls...could be crucial this over from Narine...

end of over 1712 runs
ENG: 150/1CRR: 8.82 • RRR: 7.66 • Need 23 from 18b
Ravi Bopara44 (35)
Alex Hales93 (62)
Fidel Edwards4-0-33-0
Marlon Samuels1-0-11-0
16.6
2
Edwards to Bopara, 2 runs
leg side, clipped down to long leg where there is a lovely save by the fielder with one hand
16.5
Edwards to Bopara, no run
a swing from outside off stump and missed
Best performances - batsmen
AD Hales
99 runs (68)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
leg glance
33 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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DR Smith
70 runs (54)
5 fours
5 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
23 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
ST Finn
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
Eco
5.50
R Rampaul
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
2
Eco
9.25
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossWest Indies , elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of England
Player Of The Match
Alex Hales
Series resultEngland won the one-off match
Match numberT20I no. 246
Season2012
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.50, Interval 15.50-16.10, Second Session 16.10-17.30
Match days24 June 2012 (20-over match)
Umpires
Richard Kettleborough
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
Rob Bailey
Reserve Umpire
Tim Robinson
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe