Player of the Match
Player of the Match

1.40pm Right, Collier has finished ... even Gower battled to stay awake. But back to the action ... Lara has led West Indies out and England's openers are on their way. It's Martin Williamson to take you through the first ten overs of the innings. Corey Collymore from the Malcolm Marshall End ...

1.35pm Meanwhile, on TV, ECB chief executive David Collier, still wearing a tie despite being on the beach, is talking lots of words but not actually saying anything. He's also going rather red as the heat is getting to him. If this goes on much longer he might explode. Notice that David Gower is in the shade and remaining cool while Collier is left to turn beetroot.

Collier has a remarkable knack of being able to speak without a single word sticking in your mind. It's incredible. He would make a great politician. Twenty minutes in and he has become a monotone drone ... When you need a ten-minute lunch break, you get a full-length one.

1.25pmAnd as spectators sip their approved water and nibble their approved snacks, Malcolm Speed is out in the middle making a presentation to Clive Lloyd on the occasion of him stepping down as a match referee. So that's why there's a sell-out crowd in here today. "A nice gold watch to help you with your timing," says Tony Cozier who's also on the podium. "Shame the ICC don't have the same sense of timing," chips in Andrew Miller as he looks on.

End of innings Pretty good effort from the West Indies to reach 300, though England's opening bowlers were truly awful right from the start. It was Vaughan and Collingwood - and Flintoff, to be fair - who pulled things back for England but, with their batsmen showing such unconvincing form, it is a huge ask. We'll be back for their run-chase in about 35 minutes; join us then.

49.5
W
Flintoff to Collymore, OUT, ah nicely bowled, an excellent yorker which bobbles off his pads. Collymore's going for a run regardless, but Flintoff scoops up the ball and throws down the stumps with casual disdain. Slick piece of work to end the innings

CD Collymore run out (Flintoff) 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

49.4
1
Flintoff to Ramdin, 1 run, pushed through midwicket
49.3
1
Flintoff to Collymore, 1 run, cracked out into the covers

Here's Collymore, who has twice hit sixes off the last ball of an innings

49.2
W
Flintoff to Powell, OUT, goddim! A good yorker which was dug out, deadening the ball...Powell wants a single but Ramdin most certainly does not...and Preston's finest kicks the ball onto the stumps

DBL Powell run out (Flintoff) 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

I love last overs in one-dayers. They rip up what's left of the rule book and make everyone look a bit daft

49.1
1
Flintoff to Ramdin, 1 run, and he goes for an absolutely enormous heave ho, but smudges it just wide of mid-on

Flintoff to bowl the final over

END OF OVER:
49 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 297/8 | RR: 6.06

  • Denesh Ramdin8 (9b)
  • Daren Powell0 (0b)
  • Michael Vaughan10-0-39-3
  • Andrew Flintoff9-0-56-2

Well bowled Michael Vaughan. This is the first time since the 2004 Champions Trophy semi-final against Australia at Edgbaston that Vaughan has bowled his full 10 overs in an ODI - and those are his second-best figures in one-dayers. That fine piece of stattage courtesy of The Gnasher

48.6
1
Vaughan to Ramdin, 1 run, and it's pushed down the ground for a quick single
48.5
W
Vaughan to Taylor, OUT, gone this time though. Again he comes down the pitch and tries to slog it over midwicket, but he doesn't get all of it and skies it to Dalyrmple who steadies himself and takes an easy catch at deep midwicket

JE Taylor c Dalrymple b Vaughan 12 (9m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

48.4
1
Vaughan to Ramdin, 1 run, down the pitch he tries to send this over the covers but can't quite time it
48.3
1
Vaughan to Taylor, 1 run, oh and he's gone for it this time, bashing this full bunger into cow corner at deep midwicket. Plunkett's grazing is interrupted and he fields neatly
48.2
1
Vaughan to Ramdin, 1 run, fuller and flatter, clunked to a deep mid-on
48.1
0
Vaughan to Ramdin, no run, he sweeps, misses, the ball ballooning off his pad and Nixon dives to his left to take the 'catch' which Vaughan appeals for. Absolutely nowhere near hitting that

END OF OVER:
48 | 10 Runs | WI: 293/7 | RR: 6.10

  • Jerome Taylor11 (8b)
  • Denesh Ramdin5 (5b)
  • Andrew Flintoff9-0-56-2
  • Michael Vaughan9-0-35-2
47.6
0
Flintoff to Taylor, no run, and a good one with which to finish the over, swinging into his off stump and threatening to ruin it. It's solidly defended
47.5
2
Flintoff to Taylor, 2 runs, lofted elegantly over extra cover. That really was classily played

The crowd "oooooh" and "ahhh" and generally roar their approval. Da chin music is appreciated over here

47.4
0
Flintoff to Taylor, no run, good comeback from Flintoff! A bouncer rearing up at the bowler, cutting back into him too
47.3
4
Flintoff to Taylor, FOUR runs, fabulous shot - excellent hands from Taylor, flaying this with a flourish and opening the face of the bat to send it zinging past point
47.2
2
Flintoff to Taylor, 2 runs, drifting down leg again - Flintoff not controlling the reverse swing here - and smudged through the midwicket region for another couple
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England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11MP VaughanAJ Strauss
2nd90MP VaughanRS Bopara
3rd53MP VaughanKP Pietersen
4th8PD CollingwoodKP Pietersen
5th23A FlintoffKP Pietersen
6th4KP PietersenJWM Dalrymple
7th80PA NixonKP Pietersen
8th2PA NixonLE Plunkett
9th27PA NixonSCJ Broad
10th3JM AndersonSCJ Broad

World Cup

Super Eights
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS770142.4
SL752101.483
NZ752100.253
SA74380.313
ENG7346-0.394
WI7254-0.566
BDESH7162-1.514
IRE7162-1.73
Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS33063.433
SA32142.403
NL3122-2.527
SCOT3030-3.793
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33063.493
BDESH3214-1.523
INDIA31221.206
BMUDA3030-4.345
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ33062.138
ENG32140.418
KENYA3122-1.194
CAN3030-1.389
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI33060.764
IRE3113-0.092
PAK31220.089
ZIM3021-0.886