Result
3rd T20I (D/N), Basseterre, Mar 10 2019, England tour of West Indies
71
(10.3/20 ov, target 72)
72/2
England won by 8 wickets (with 57 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
West Indies71(13 overs)
England72/2(10.3 overs)

6.25pm: There we have it, England receive the trophy while being sheltered with a couple of umbrellas, a soggy end to a rather flat T20I series. But this has been an epic tour, from the majesty of Holder's double-hundred in Barbados, through to 800-plus runs in the Grenada ODI, and the shenanigans of the last few days. Valkerie's report should be working its way through the system, and there'll be more from George at the ground to wrap things up. Both teams get a bit of a break now, but we'll be back for more soon. Our thanks for your contributions, as always; from Miller and myself, Raghav, Ranjith and the scorers, it's cheerio for now. Bye!

6.10pm: Here we go, then, starting with West Indies captain Jason Holder: "I don't think it's a drop in intensity, we just didn't bat well in these two games. We have to give England credit as well, they bowled well and stuck to their plans. When we're batting, we've got to learnt to adapt, set it up for our middle-to-lower half. A case of working on our death bowling and our fielding, too. It was a good tour, we won the Tests, and drew the ODIs, weren't at our best here, continuing with the ODI squad. But I'm pretty pleased as skipper, plenty of positives and lots to learn. Our next assignment is in Ireland, looking forward to that."

David Willey is named Man of the Match: "It was nice, my role up front is to take the new ball, I didn't swing it but forced some errors from the West Indians. [Push World Cup case?] When I come out and play I try and do my best, it's a different format but as long as I'm taking wickets [that's good]. Swing and variations are the key for me, I try and take wickets in the Powerplay, that's my role and when I do that it's a bonus."

Chris Jordan is the Man of the Series: "Personally it was a good series, came in looking to have a bit of fun and managed to get some wickets along the way. I thought everyone played well, to bowl out a team of that quality twice for under 100 is pretty good. I was able to show different skills different times, banged a length in the second game, used my variations in the first and that worked. [World Cup pecking order?] Not thinking about it, one day at a time, let the process take care of itself."

And finally, with a sudden burst of rain interrupting things in Basseterre, England captain Eoin Morgan: "I don't think you can fault us for may things, we've played extremely well over the three games. Guys have come in and taken the limelight and that's outstanding. Sam Billings, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan and today was about David Willey, so guys have put their hands up and that's really exciting. The more we've played in the West Indies, naturally you get better, a learning process and adaptation that you go through."

6pm: Well, that was a bit of an anticlimax. West Indies had been very, very good throughout England's visit, until about this time on Friday evening, when they began their innings in the second T20I (they were unbeaten in 20-over games in St Kitts until then, remember). This was apparently the fourth-shortest T20I ever, excluding matches with reduced overs. England take the series 3-0, of course, and can head home in good heart; West Indies on the other hand will be looking to consign this quickly to the rubbish bin of history, and focus on their World Cup preparations. While we wait for the presentations, which could take almost as long as the match, here's a (rogues) gallery of the action.

10.3
4
Bishoo to Morgan, FOUR runs
floated up on leg stump and Morgan sweeps it hard and flat for four, meaning England win by eight wickets!
10.2
6
Bishoo to Morgan, SIX runs
tosses up the googly, Morgan steps out and chips down the ground for six! Only just clears the rope, but that's all it has to do
10.1
1
Bishoo to Root, 1 run
flighted, on middle and leg, nudged down the ground

Halfway through the overs. England still needing 11 to win...

end of over 101 runs
ENG: 61/2CRR: 6.1 • RRR: 1.10 • Need 11 from 60b
Eoin Morgan0 (6)
Joe Root3 (10)
John Campbell1-0-1-0
Devendra Bishoo1-1-0-1
9.6
Campbell to Morgan, no run
oh, this beats everything! Round the wicket and angled in, turns sharply and misses the top of off! Campbell has his head in his hands, so close to a wicket on debut
9.5
1
Campbell to Root, 1 run
tossed up on the stumps and tapped down the ground to long-on
9.4
Campbell to Root, no run
this spins a touch, hits the front pad and Campbell asks the question... Root is thinking about a run but is then sent back, could be tight at the batsman's end, but the underarm shy is off target
9.3
Campbell to Root, no run
darted in on the stumps, Root happy to defend
9.2
Campbell to Root, no run
floated up and clipped to mid-on without any power
9.1
Campbell to Root, no run
lobbed up and worked off the pads

John Campbell to bowl, England still need 12

end of over 9Wicket maiden
ENG: 60/2CRR: 6.66 • RRR: 1.09 • Need 12 from 66b
Eoin Morgan0 (5)
Joe Root2 (5)
Devendra Bishoo1-1-0-1
Fabian Allen4-1-25-0

Here's PhilFour: "ENG and NZ were 60/2 each at the same moment in time. Of course, took NZ 3+ days to get there." Suspect they'll be playing on for a bit longer in Wellington, too

8.6
Bishoo to Morgan, no run
quicker delivery, the legbreak turning just a touch as Morgan goes back and is beaten... A wicket-maiden for Bishoo, keeping things, er, interesting
8.5
Bishoo to Morgan, no run
floated up around off, pushed into the covers
8.4
Bishoo to Morgan, no run
flighted, another wrong'un and Morgan blocks on leg stump
8.3
Bishoo to Morgan, no run
pushed through and tapped into the off side

Short leg is in

8.2
Bishoo to Morgan, no run
googly from Bishoo, goes back to pull and fails to lay bat on ball

Out comes Eoin Morgan. Two sixes to finish it?

Vinod Rajpal: "Bairstow has an chance for his 4th T20I fifty !!" Not any more he doesn't

8.1
w
Bishoo to Bairstow, OUT
flights the legbreak, grips and turns - hits the top of off! Stump out of the ground! Bairstow is beaten playing back and West Indies have their second wicket, with England needing a mere 12 to win. Woot!
JM Bairstow b Bishoo 37 (32m 31b 4x4 2x6) SR: 119.35

Devendra Bishoo replaces Holder

end of over 811 runs
ENG: 60/1CRR: 7.5 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 12 from 72b
Jonny Bairstow37 (30)
Joe Root2 (5)
Fabian Allen4-1-25-0
Jason Holder3-0-19-1
7.6
1
Allen to Bairstow, 1 run
punched through mid-on coming down
7.5
Allen to Bairstow, no run
darted, straighter line, worked off the pads
7.4
6
Allen to Bairstow, SIX runs
floated up, YJB saunters out, dumps it over long-on! Mind the windows! They were scrambling for cover up on the balcony, there
Best performances - batsmen
JM Bairstow
37 runs (31)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
409141108
AD Hales
20 runs (13)
3 fours
1 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
on drive
6 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
00400664
Best performances - bowlers
DJ Willey
O
3
M
0
R
7
W
4
Eco
2.33
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W1W
MA Wood
O
3
M
0
R
9
W
3
Eco
3.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TossWest Indies , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of West Indies
Player Of The Match
David Willey
Player Of The Series
Chris Jordan
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberT20I no. 752
Season2018/19
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.25, Interval 17.25-17.45, Second Session 17.45-19.10
Match days10 March 2019 - day/night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
John Campbell
Umpires
Nigel Duguid
Leslie Reifer
TV Umpire
Gregory Brathwaite
Reserve Umpire
Jonathan Blades
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft