Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 164/4 (16 runs required, RR: 8.20)

  • Eoin Morgan71 (36b)
  • Jos Buttler1 (1b)
  • Marlon Samuels3-0-32-1
  • Ravi Rampaul4-1-37-2

11.25pm: That's us done for today [wipes sweat off brow]. George Dobell's full report will be in the slot shortly and myself and Gnasher will be back for more when England take on New Zealand on Saturday. The tournament is now motoring nicely, though I suspect it won't be an easy ride for anyone between now and Sunday week. Cheerio

11.20pm: Right, we're back out for the presentations...

England captain, Stuart Broad: "We had to regroup, obviously losing two wickets in that first over hurt us but we showed how good the wicket was. We were quite happy with our effort with the ball and I think we're disappointed not to win tonight. Eoin has been fantastic in this form of the game and he showed it again. The surface played pretty well, I think it was a batter's paradise. The bowlers kept them to a below par score so we're disappointed not to have chased that. We've got to stop losing early wickets because it's hurting us."

West Indies captain, Darren Sammy: "We backed ourselves to set a target and Chris and Charles got us going well. It's good to see the way Johnson Charles played, he stared off slow but he constructed an important innings. With Narine, Samuel, Chris, we decided to maximise out spinners against England and it worked out."

Johnson Charles is named as Man of the Match: "It feels very good, coming up here we want to win the tournament. It feels very good because it's my first one. On this pitch, if you bowl straight on a back of a length it is hard to score - Steve Finn is a tall man, hard to hit. It's just a matter of staying in the crease and scoring the runs."

11.15pm: So, West Indies record their first win of the tournament, though England will rue a slow start with both ball and bat that left them with too much to do. Samuels showed moxy after being hit for four off the first ball of the final over but in the end Eoin Morgan's box of fireworks wasn't quite big enough. Still, we were after a bit of tension from this tournament and today's games have provided it; let's hope the Super Eights continue to live up to their underpants-on-the-outside billing from here on in.

Samuels to Morgan, 1 run, pitched up again, pretty much medium pace now, dug out low to deep backward point - that's it, West Indies have won by 15 runs
Samuels to Buttler, 1 run, full, flat and on the stumps, clipped through backward square leg for a solitary, sorry one

Jos Buttler is in but England look fresh out of miracles

Samuels to Hales, OUT, got him, that will settle it! Hales advanced, Samuels fired it it full and wide, the batsman dragged his bat down but missed, was a yard or two out and Ramdin applied the coup

AD Hales st †Ramdin b Samuels 68 (80m 51b 5x4 2x6) SR: 133.33

Samuels to Morgan, 1 run, angled across towards off stump, Morgan can't get underneath the ball and bunts a single into the off side
Samuels to Morgan, no run, dot ball! Full and speared into the slot, hacked back to the bowler
Samuels to Morgan, FOUR runs, full length outside off and crumped down the ground, Pollard hares round from long-off but can only tip the ball further on to the rope for four

Marlon Samuels(!) is going to bowl. Hold on to your your hat...

It's come to this. England need 23 runs to pull off an extraordinary comeback from 0 for 2. Or just 22 to set up a second Super Over for the day. Who said this World T20 was boring?

19 | 16 Runs | ENG: 157/3 (23 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.26, RRR: 23.00)

  • Alex Hales68 (50b)
  • Eoin Morgan65 (32b)
  • Ravi Rampaul4-1-37-2
  • Sunil Narine4-0-33-0
Rampaul to Hales, no run, Rampaul holds his nerve, full and wide and Hales swishes airily, fails to connect and that's a precious dot
Rampaul to Morgan, 1 run, goes round the wicket now, full and wide of the stumps, dug out to mid-off and they scamper one, in fact there's a chance of an overthrow but Morgan had run on too far


Rampaul to Morgan, SIX runs, full and straight and in the slot - that's gone miles! Morgan cleared the front leg, swung his arms through a clean slog that sails way over deep midwicket
Rampaul to Morgan, no run, back of a length, maybe a slight change of pace and Morgan, who seemed to be expecting something else, swings across the line and misses
Rampaul to Morgan, SIX runs, pitched up and angled across, Morgan takes a step out and opens another can of whupass on Rampaul, battering a straight hit over long-off
Rampaul to Hales, 3 runs, length ball, carved away over midwicket and it looks like it's screaming to the boundary but Darren Sammy tears after it to keep the damage to three

"Morgan may be playing for England but definitely has an Irish luck today!" chirps Priyank.

18 | 7 Runs | ENG: 141/3 (39 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.83, RRR: 19.50)

  • Eoin Morgan52 (28b)
  • Alex Hales65 (48b)
  • Sunil Narine4-0-33-0
  • Ravi Rampaul3-1-21-2

That over has almost certainly put a cork in it for England - 39 needed off 12 balls now

Narine to Morgan, no run, floated up on the stumps, Morgan swipes busily across the line but the ball merely gets trapped between his knee flap and thigh
Narine to Morgan, 1 wide, carrom ball, spears this down the leg side - wide
Narine to Morgan, no run, reverses the grip and that's another top edge from Morgan ... and it lands safe, in the region backward point, the two fielders then colliding with each other as they rush to collect the ball!
Narine to Morgan, 2 runs,
Narine to Hales, 1 run, punched back down the ground for one
Narine to Hales, 2 runs, floated up, Hales advances but can only drag the ball down on to the ground through midwicket, though they get back for a second
Narine to Morgan, 1 run, floated up on the stumps, paddled through midwicket by Morgan and that's a half-century that seems to have arrived by stealth

We're in Mike Hussey v Pakistan in the 2010 World Twenty20 semi-final territory. Do England have a Mike Hussey? West Indies have a Sunil Narine

17 | 15 Runs | ENG: 134/3 (46 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.88, RRR: 15.33)

  • Eoin Morgan49 (24b)
  • Alex Hales62 (46b)
  • Ravi Rampaul3-1-21-2
  • Chris Gayle4-0-27-1
Rampaul to Morgan, 1 run, pitched up on the stumps, punched down the ground
Rampaul to Morgan, FOUR runs, ah, impudent stuff from Morgan, saw fine leg was up and stepped across to ramp the ball over the infield and away for four
Rampaul to Morgan, 2 runs, Morgan gets hold of this one too, hoicking the ball high into the sky on the leg side ... it looks six all the way but a fantastic leap from Andre Russell prevents six! That is astonishing, he launched himself into the air and as he flew back over the boundary rope, cushioned the ball and popped it back into play before hitting the ground. He then got back on his feet to throw the ball in!
Rampaul to Morgan, SIX runs, another top edge ... but this one goes for six! He swatted across the line again and the ball ballooned all the way over fine leg
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England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0C KieswetterAD Hales
2nd0LJ WrightAD Hales
3rd55AD HalesJM Bairstow
4th107EJG MorganAD Hales
5th2EJG MorganJC Buttler