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172dThe 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

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Hales
AD Hales
99(68) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 33 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 5 25 18 6 6 18 21
DR Smith
DR Smith
70(54) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 23 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
0 0 2 11 2 11 12 32

Best performances - Bowlers

ST Finn
ST Finn
O4
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Rampaul
O4
M0
R37
W2
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Alex Winter

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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
0
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:
19 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 169/2 (4 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.89, RRR: 4.00)

  • Ravi Bopara57 (41b)
  • 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

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10C KieswetterAD Hales
2nd159RS BoparaAD Hales
3rd2RS BoparaEJG Morgan
4th2EJG MorganJC Buttler