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Match Day

609dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

England stay alive in another thriller

Andrew Strauss won the toss and chose to bat first, as England's bid for World Cup survival prepared to get underway against West Indies at Chennai

609dSiddarth Ravindran at the Chidambaram Stadium

Unknowns announce arrival on grand stage

James Tredwell, Devendra Bishoo and Andre Russell are names that might puzzle even committed cricket fans, though they turned out to be among the players who set up a memorably tense match

608dSambit Bal in Chennai

The life of the party lives another day

Not having England at the business end of the tournament would just not be right. The World Cup needs them nearly as much as they need it

608dSiddarth Ravindran at the Chidambaram Stadium

Gibson envies England resilience

West Indies had the game firmly in their grip on several occasions, but every time, England managed to squeeze out of trouble

608dDileep Premachandran in Chennai

Sammy eyes Caribbean revival

Of the current squad, only Shivnarine Chanderpaul was around the last time West Indies beat England in the World Cup and Darren Sammy, the captain, hopes that this campaign could mark the turning point

608dSiddarth Ravindran in Chennai

Strauss dismisses fatigue factor

The continuous crush of high-profile cricket combined with the heat and humidity of the subcontinent seems to have taken its toll on England, with a string of players picking up fitness problems

608dMadhusudhan Ramakrishnan

West Indies bank on Gayle factor

England have the superior head-to-head record against West Indies in recent times, but West Indies have Chris Gayle, who has been outstanding in ODIs in India


230dThe Preview by Andrew Miller

Chaotic entertainers face the final curtain

After five cliffhangers in five contests, the permutations are simple. Anything less than a victory, and England are gone, eliminated in embarrassing fashion for the fifth World Cup in succession

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

1st58CH GayleDS Smith
2nd9DS SmithDJG Sammy
3rd24DJG SammyDM Bravo
4th22DJG SammyDC Thomas
5th5RR SarwanDC Thomas
6th32RR SarwanKA Pollard
7th72RR SarwanAD Russell
8th1RR SarwanSJ Benn
9th0SJ BennKAJ Roach
10th2SJ BennD Bishoo