Player of the Match
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    13.5 bowled him! Bairstow was trying to be cute, running the back-of-a-length delivery down to third man. But he didn't get enough angle on the stroke, and played it straight down into the crease and onto his stumps. He perhaps suffered for a lack of strike in recent overs. Just six balls in the last five overs 100/1
    25.5 smashed down the ground, looks like it's going for six... until Hetmyer intervenes with a brilliant catch on the run! This kid is something! Not completely timed by Hales but it was still heading flat over the rope, until Hetmyer sprang into its path and wrapped both hands around the ball, having sprinted across from long-on! 165/3
    17.3 short and wide, Root slashes hard... Thomas starts to celebrate before looking round at a statuesque Bruce Oxenford. Dismayed faces all round and West Indies review! What does UltraEdge say? Yes, there's a tickle! Hope and Thomas heard the nick, Root probably did too, and although Oxenford didn't, he now raises his finger! Done for pace by Thomas for the second innings running 120/2
    46.1 full, straight, but a cunningly disguised slower ball! Morgan swings out to the deep, doesn't get enough bat through it this time, pouched at long-off... and out comes Cottrell's salute, delivered with impressive conviction in spite of his team being in full retreat! 369/4
    49.4 bowled him! Buttler's fun is over ... another wipe to the leg side, a slower ball wriggles through his defences, and a gracious handshake as he retreats to the pavilion. 150 from 77 balls ... one blow shy of a 200 strike rate ... next time maybe! 417/5
    49.6 thumped to long-off, a tame end to the innings, but the carnage has already taken place! 418/6
    not out
    11 (b 1, lb 1, nb 2, w 7)
    418/6 (50 Overs, RR: 8.36)
    Fall of wickets: 1-100 (Jonny Bairstow, 13.5 ov), 2-120 (Joe Root, 17.3 ov), 3-165 (Alex Hales, 25.5 ov), 4-369 (Eoin Morgan, 46.1 ov), 5-417 (Jos Buttler, 49.4 ov), 6-418 (Ben Stokes, 49.6 ov)
    SS Cottrell906417.11283410
    JO Holder7088012.57137611
    AR Nurse1006816.80296300
    D Bishoo4043010.7582410
    CR Brathwaite1006926.90318310
    O Thomas1008428.40288431
    34.1 stumps rearranged! Stokes has castled the Universe Boss! Full and fast and knocking over middle and off as he backed away... Stokes lets out a primal scream of emotion! Gayle gets a well-deserved ovation as he lopes slowly from the field, but West Indies still have an awful lot of work to do 295/5
    3.1 gone - plinked to cover! Wood gets the breakthrough for England, just a bit too quick for that shot, I think. Campbell was aiming down the ground but the ball skewed high off the bat for a simple catch 24/1
    5.2 back of a length, draws him into a poke outside off - and the edge is snapped up! Hope departs, Wood has another. Lickety-split in the channel, seaming a touch and not much footwork, all combining to hobble Hope's hopes 44/2
    23.1 banged in short, and Wood's extra pace makes the difference straight away! Brilliant bowling, testing the batsman's mettle, and transcending the conditions. Stokes steadies himself to take the miscue at mid-on and England have their precious opening 220/3
    23.3 banged in short again, and top-edged to Hales on the rope! Wow ... this is a fabulous over for England's hopes. A hugely dangerous opponent bites the bullet, and Gayle might have to finish what he started at this rate ... 226/4
    35.5 spin and bounce, Holder is beaten and Buttler whips off the bails... Is that stumped? Yes, the back foot was trailing in the air, and Rashid gets amongst 'em now! Sharp work from Buttler and West Indies' captain now departs 301/6
    47.3 gottim, two in two! Brathwaite won't be seeing this one home! Big wind up but he slices a lofted shot towards cover, where Morgan backpedals and holds it safely 389/8
    47.2 gone this time, top-edged straight up! Nurse slams his bat in anger at himself, but Plunkett made no mistake this time, at short fine leg. An ugly wipe across the line and Rashid breaks the stand 389/7
    47.5 spanked high and handsome, but he picks out deep square leg! Three in four balls for Rashid, and West Indies lying twitching in a heap! Looped up a googly outside leg stump and Bishoo went for it, he had to, but couldn't clear the man 389/9
    not out
    47.6 another wrong'un, past the bat - stumped! FOUR IN FIVE!! Rashid absolutely nails his final over to finish with a five-for! And England win with room to spare! 389/10
    18 (lb 5, nb 1, w 12)
    389 all out (48 Overs, RR: 8.1)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (John Campbell, 3.1 ov), 2-44 (Shai Hope, 5.2 ov), 3-220 (Darren Bravo, 23.1 ov), 4-226 (Shimron Hetmyer, 23.3 ov), 5-295 (Chris Gayle, 34.1 ov), 6-301 (Jason Holder, 35.5 ov), 7-389 (Ashley Nurse, 47.2 ov), 8-389 (Carlos Brathwaite, 47.3 ov), 9-389 (Devendra Bishoo, 47.5 ov), 10-389 (Oshane Thomas, 47.6 ov)
    CR Woakes1009109.10276750
    MA Wood1006046.00326210
    LE Plunkett804005.00232130
    BA Stokes807719.62168321
    AU Rashid1008558.50276610
    MM Ali2031015.5032300

Match Details


West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number


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 February 2019 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

1st24CH GayleJD Campbell
2nd20CH GayleSD Hope
3rd176CH GayleDM Bravo
4th6CH GayleSO Hetmyer
5th69CH GayleJO Holder
6th6JO HolderCR Brathwaite
7th88AR NurseCR Brathwaite
8th0D BishooCR Brathwaite
9th0D BishooSS Cottrell
10th0SS CottrellO Thomas