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233dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Gayle scorches inept England

Chris Gayle put West Indies' off-field worries to one side and instead heaped ever more crippling levels of opprobrium onto the shoulders of England's listless cricketers

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
CH Gayle
80(43) 5x4 - 8x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 26 runs
  • 3x4 - 2x6
0 14 9 10 6 7 12 22
AD Mascarenhas
36(76) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 0 5 0 6 8 6 6

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
O7
M1
R19
W4
Eco2.71
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
FH Edwards
O8.3
M1
R28
W3
Eco3.29
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

West Indies led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

27 March 2009 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

West Indies took 14.4 overs to reach their target, one which England crawled to in 41.3 painful overs. The man of the moment, of course, is Chris Gayle whose extraordinary 80 from 43 balls completely devastated England. The combination of audacious belief and sheer talent makes him an irrisistable batsmen when chasing such paltry, weedy little totals. So, West Indies are 2-1 up and England have everything to do if they're to claw back anything, least of all the respect of their splenetic fans who are increasingly fed up of such limp performances. But what fun it was. Do join us on Sunday for the fourth match but, for now, it's goodnight.

14.4
1
Broad to Chanderpaul, 1 run, guided out to mid-off and they scamper a single to record an emphatic thrashing of England
14.3
2
Broad to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, squeezed down the ground, they run two - no chance of a third there
14.2
0
Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, flashed to cover

West Indies require three more from 29.5 overs. Stop laughing.

14.1
W
Broad to Sarwan, OUT, bowled him! An inswinger which Sarwan played all around, losing his middle stump

RR Sarwan b Broad 10 (18m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

END OF OVER:
14 | 6 Runs | WI: 114/1 (3 runs required from 29.2 overs, RR: 8.14, RRR: 0.10)

  • Lendl Simmons14 (31b)
  • Ramnaresh Sarwan10 (13b)
  • Andrew Flintoff5-0-19-0
  • James Anderson5-0-39-1
13.6
0
Flintoff to Simmons, no run, good yorker but well dug out
13.5
1
Flintoff to Sarwan, 1 run, full toss bashed out to deep extra cover for a single
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West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st98CH GayleLMP Simmons
2nd16RR SarwanLMP Simmons
3rd3S ChanderpaulLMP Simmons