Player of the Match
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266dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Flintoff hat-trick seals the series

Andrew Flintoff returned the stunning figures of 5 for 19 in five overs, and capped his efforts with the first hat-trick of his international career, as England ended a dismal winter on an improbable high with their first-ever ODI series win in the Caribb

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
48(48) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 4 2 7 13 1 8 12
RS Bopara
RS Bopara
44(49) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 16 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 1 13 7 11 0 3 3

Best performances - Bowlers

A Flintoff
O5
M0
R19
W5
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SJ Benn
SJ Benn
O6
M0
R23
W2
Eco3.83
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

Player Of The Series

Series result

England won the 5-match series 3-2

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-15.40 Interval 15.40-15.50, Second Session 15.50-18.10

Match days

3 April 2009 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
28 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 146/10 (27 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.21, RRR: 27.00)

  • Fidel Edwards2 (3b)
  • James Anderson6-0-34-2
  • Andrew Flintoff5-0-19-5

England have staged an excellent comeback after being 1-2 down in the series. Strauss led them by example in Barbados and Flintoff, with his first five-for, took them to their first ODI series win in the Caribbean.

It did seem as though England were short by around 20 runs, especially given the stand between Bopara and Pietersen, but Collingwood and Prior dealt some crucial blows towards the end of their innings to take them to a competitive score.

Their bowlers made up for any slip-ups in the batting by dismissing the West Indian big three - Gayle, Sarwan, and Chanderpaul - cheaply to shut the hosts out of the match. Though Bravo and Pollard did resist, their team was always behind the eight-ball after losing those early wickets and their run-rate having crept up to close to ten-an-over.

Flintoff rounded off things superbly with a hat-trick - the cherry on what was in the end, a fairly convincing win. Do stay tuned, we'll get you the presentation details shortly.

Chris Gayle: "We are disappointed. It is unfortunate to have lost this game but we must give England credit for the way they played. It was a good wicket to bat on, but England bowled well. We have to work as a unit, but I'd like to thank people for their support throughout the series. The Test series win was important, and we got better as we played. We did turn a corner as a team but there is still a long way to go."

Andrew Strauss: "It's been a long hard tour, and to come out as winners is a special feeling. Freddie's had a tough tour and he showed his quality today. That's why he is the best bowler in the world because he can do it well under pressure. We would have liked to have won the Test series, but to get this one-day series helps us gain the momentum. The guys have worked hard and when you do that it feels great to get the desired result."

Andrew Flintoff is the Man of the Match - "Nice way to finish te tour and nice to finish on a high personally. I'm working on the batting, and hopefully there's s good score round the corner. It's been a tough trip, so it was very important to finish on a high. So to get to winning ways with an intensive summer coming up is very important."

Andrew Strauss has been named the Man of the Series for his impressive run of performances in the ODIs. "The fact that I did well in the Tests helped, and I was seeing the ball much better. I hadn't played one-dayers for about a couple of years but it was good to lead by example here."

Well that's all we have from here folks. It's been a pleasure bringing you this entire tour, and we hope you've enjoyed our coverage. From the entire Cricinfo staff in England as well in India, it's goodbye and goodnight. Adios!

27.6
W
Anderson to Sammy, 1 run, OUT, run out, drilled down the ground towards long-off, calls for the second even though there isn't one, Pietersen rockets in an accurate throw at the striker's end, Prior takes off the bails to find Sammy well short

DJG Sammy run out (Pietersen/†Prior) 7 (19m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

27.5
1
Anderson to Edwards, 1 run, short of a length on middle, swatted back past Anderson for a run
27.4
1
Anderson to Sammy, 1 run, full on the off stump, a low full toss, driven to long-off

A surge of people leaving the ground now. None of them are Englishmen

27.4
1w
Anderson to Sammy, 1 wide, takes the bottom edge on the way to the keeper and the umpire calls it a wide
27.3
1
Anderson to Edwards, 1 run, full toss outside off, slashes hard, gets the outside edge towards third man
27.2
1
Anderson to Sammy, 1 run, length ball on the off stump, chipped towards long-off
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West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1CH GayleLMP Simmons
2nd39RR SarwanLMP Simmons
3rd5S ChanderpaulLMP Simmons
4th24S ChanderpaulDJ Bravo
5th55DJ BravoKA Pollard
6th0D RamdinKA Pollard
7th16DJG SammyD Ramdin
8th0DJG SammyR Rampaul
9th0SJ BennDJG Sammy
10th6DJG SammyFH Edwards