Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    1.1 what a tame dismissal, after the superb tour he's had! Banged in short on the off stump, goes for the pull, mistimes it completely and it lobs up straight to Bravo at midwicket 8/1
    18.1 the shot just wasn't on, bowled on a good length outside off and he tried to heave that over midwicket from the crease, got the top edge and Ramdin just had to take a couple of steps to his left to complete an easy catch 104/3
    15.2 gone! Some good bounce there for Benn, short outside off and Pietersen tries to cut that off the back foot, does so but uppishly and straight to Sammy at point does a good job diving forward to his left to hold on to that one 88/2
    19.2 a cheap dismissal, and West Indies have pulled things back well here. Full on middle and off, really slow through the air, tries to clear long-on but with little intent, was a gentle loft that, wasn't struck cleanly and Simmons, waiting in the deep just for such an error, takes it comfortably 107/4
    not out
    20.5 stunning catch! Bowled short on middle and leg and Flintoff just chips it towards midwicket where Chanderpaul dives full length to his right to pluck that inches from the ground, superbly done 112/5
    not out
    8 (lb 3, nb 1, w 4)
    172/5 (29 Overs, RR: 5.93)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Andrew Strauss, 1.1 ov), 2-88 (Kevin Pietersen, 15.2 ov), 3-104 (Ravi Bopara, 18.1 ov), 4-107 (Owais Shah, 19.2 ov), 5-112 (Andrew Flintoff, 20.5 ov)
    FH Edwards201708.5063010
    R Rampaul401914.75151110
    DJ Bravo503106.20122011
    KA Pollard503126.20122100
    DJG Sammy604507.50143210
    SJ Benn602323.83181000
    CH Gayle10303.0030000
    0.3 Big blow! Full on the off stump and moving away from the left hander, Gayle gets forward to defend with an open face, gets the outside edge and Flintoff takes a dolly at second slip 1/1
    9.1 Simmons has thrown it away here, a fraction short on the off stump and he tries to slog it over mid-on, doesn't get hold of it, ends up mistiming it straight to Broad who accepts it gleefully 45/3
    7.3 gone! Too many attempts at a cut missed in this match and this one adds to the tally, short and wide, tries to clear point, gets a faint nick as Flintoff gains some good bounce and Prior pouches it comfortably 40/2
    14.1 Probably a decisive wicket! England had built up the pressure nicely and Chanderpaul was forced into going for a slog-sweep over square leg, didn't time it well enough and Bell, the substitute fielder, stationed in the deep just has a few steps forward to complete a simple catch 69/4
    23.6 an uphill task ahead of West Indies now, Bravo goes after a handy contribution, but should have stayed till the end. Slower one again, short outside off, mistimes a cut straight to Flintoff at cover 124/5
    24.1 not anymore! It's England's match to lose from here on. Full on middle and leg, struck through the line but not well enough, straight to Collingwood at long-on who takes a well judged catch running to his left 124/6
    26.3 bowled'im! Full and straight on the off stump, swinging in, Ramdin shuffles to tickle that fine, he's moved across a little too much and ends up playing the ball onto the stumps, Flintoff's taken three and England are inching towards a series win 140/7
    27.6 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 146/10
    26.4 Flintoff on a hat-trick! Full on middle and leg, tries to whip it off his pads, misses and is struck on the pads in line with the stumps, Flintoff was late to appeal but Prior was convinced, and so was the umpire 140/8
    26.5 timber! He's taken three in a row and what's more it's a five-for! Yorker on middle, Benn makes room but it's too quick and he fails to get his bat down in time, the stumps take a beating and Flintoff is mobbed 140/9
    not out
    9 (b 1, lb 3, w 5)
    146 all out (28 Overs, RR: 5.21)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Chris Gayle, 0.3 ov), 2-40 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 7.3 ov), 3-45 (Lendl Simmons, 9.1 ov), 4-69 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 14.1 ov), 5-124 (Dwayne Bravo, 23.6 ov), 6-124 (Kieron Pollard, 24.1 ov), 7-140 (Denesh Ramdin, 26.3 ov), 8-140 (Ravi Rampaul, 26.4 ov), 9-140 (Sulieman Benn, 26.5 ov), 10-146 (Daren Sammy, 27.6 ov)
    JM Anderson603425.66143020
    SCJ Broad603215.33193110
    A Flintoff501953.80182000
    SJ Harmison301705.6661020
    AD Mascarenhas401604.00140100
    PD Collingwood402416.00111100

Match Details


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


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

Match Notes

  • Help needed for the 'Big Three'

    There was one obvious reason for the disappointing climax to an otherwise heartening Digicel Series for the West Indies on Friday. It was that Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul contributed 36 runs between them

  • Strauss delighted with England's effort

    England bounced back admirably after trailing 1-2 in the contest and captain Andrew Strauss said he was "delighted" with how his team "handled the pressure"

  • 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

  • West Indies lift strike threat

    West Indies players have opted against industrial action and will play in the fifth one-day international against England

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

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