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    12.4 wicket, finally! Short of a good length on the off stump and he tries to bludgeon that into the stands over midwicket, gets the top edge and Matt Prior judges it well running to his left. 72/1
    13.5 run out, Sarwan must take the blame there, short on middle, turned away into the vacant square-leg region, they take an easy single and Sarwan calls for the second, Simmons is halfway down the pitch only to see his partner back away at the last moment, Mascarenhas returns an accurate throw to the keeper who clips off the bails to find him well short 76/2
    15.5 chopped it on! Fraction short on the off stump, tried to guide it to third man, got the inside edge and the sticks behind him take a beating! England have clawed back well here 83/3
    32.2 massive blow! Persisted with that irritating line just outside off, Chanderpaul tried to nudge that down to third man, got a thin edge and Prior made no mistake. England on top! 143/5
    26.2 horrendous shot, that! Not even to the pitch, bowled on a good length on the off stump, went for a massive heave over midwicket, ended up slicing it and Flintoff at mid-on ran a few steps back to complete a well-judged catch. West Indies clearly on the back foot now 126/4
    47.2 gone, identical delivery, attempts an identical shot, connects it this time, but not well enough, finds the substitute fielder Ian Bell who snaps it comfortably at deep midwicket, the end of a valuable innings 225/9
    34.4 excellent catch by Flintoff, but he seems to have touched the ropes! The runs were difficult to come by, Pollard's eyes lit up after he saw that ball pitched up on the off stump, had a wild swing at it, didnt get hold of it and Flintoff at deep midwicket took it above his head with a leap and it just looked, seeing the replays, as if his left foot had just nudged the ropes on his way down. There was definitely some movement, the umpires, though, have given it out 145/6
    40.4 timber! Bowled at 84.6 mph, a hint of inward movement, landed on a good length on the off stump, pushed Sammy back, kept a little low, broke through his defenses to crash into off and middle 173/7
    not out
    46.5 gone, deceived by the slower one, bowled full outside off, instead of giving his partner the strike he chips this one straight o Collingwood at long-off, Bravo stranded with the last man now, Fidel's no hitter 224/8
    not out
    9 (nb 2, w 7)
    239/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.78)
    Fall of wickets: 1-72 (Chris Gayle, 12.4 ov), 2-76 (Lendl Simmons, 13.5 ov), 3-83 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 15.5 ov), 4-126 (Denesh Ramdin, 26.2 ov), 5-143 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 32.2 ov), 6-145 (Kieron Pollard, 34.4 ov), 7-173 (Darren Sammy, 40.4 ov), 7-203* (Nikita Miller, retired not out ), 8-224 (Fidel Edwards, 46.5 ov), 9-225 (Dwayne Bravo, 47.2 ov)
    JM Anderson1014114.10423220
    SCJ Broad1006236.20346301
    A Flintoff905816.44336211
    SJ Harmison804205.25244100
    AD Mascarenhas1012632.60381000
    KP Pietersen0.50000.0050000
    OA Shah1.10605.1410000
    PD Collingwood10404.0020000

Match Notes

  • After the strike, back to the striking

    Would they play they play or wouldn't they? Until the eve of the fifth and final ODI in St Lucia, no-one could say for sure

  • Gayle forces England onto back foot

    England are ending their Caribbean tour as they began it, beset by off-field rifts and dripping with unadulterated humiliation

  • Strauss plays down Pietersen comments

    England remain optimistic that both Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen will recover from their respective injuries in time for Friday's ODI series decider against West Indies

  • Spectacular Strauss seals victory

    England's captain, Andrew Strauss, seized on an unexpected opportunity to haul his side level in their ODI series against West Indies, as he defied his unglamorous reputation to crack 79 from just 61 balls in a rain-readjusted run-chase in Barbados