RESULT
3rd ODI, Bridgetown, March 27, 2009, England tour of West Indies
(41.3/44 ov) 117
(14.4/44 ov, T:117) 117/2

West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 176 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
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dwayne-bravo
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West Indies took 14.4 overs to reach their target, one which England crawled to in 41.3 painful overs. The man of the moment, of course, is Chris Gayle whose extraordinary 80 from 43 balls completely devastated England. The combination of audacious belief and sheer talent makes him an irrisistable batsmen when chasing such paltry, weedy little totals. So, West Indies are 2-1 up and England have everything to do if they're to claw back anything, least of all the respect of their splenetic fans who are increasingly fed up of such limp performances. But what fun it was. Do join us on Sunday for the fourth match but, for now, it's goodnight.

14.4
1
Broad to Chanderpaul, 1 run

guided out to mid-off and they scamper a single to record an emphatic thrashing of England

14.3
2
Broad to Chanderpaul, 2 runs

squeezed down the ground, they run two - no chance of a third there

14.2
Broad to Chanderpaul, no run

flashed to cover

West Indies require three more from 29.5 overs. Stop laughing.

14.1
W
Broad to Sarwan, OUT

bowled him! An inswinger which Sarwan played all around, losing his middle stump

Ramnaresh Sarwan b Broad 10 (14b 2x4 0x6 18m) SR: 71.42
end of over 146 runs
WI: 114/1CRR: 8.14 RRR: 0.13
Lendl Simmons14 (31b 1x4)
Ramnaresh Sarwan10 (13b 2x4)
Andrew Flintoff 5-0-19-0
James Anderson 5-0-39-1
13.6
Flintoff to Simmons, no run

good yorker but well dug out

13.5
1
Flintoff to Sarwan, 1 run

full toss bashed out to deep extra cover for a single

13.4
Flintoff to Sarwan, no run

Four more to win

13.3
4
Flintoff to Sarwan, FOUR runs

oh, so close to losing his stumps there! A loose cutting flap outside the off stump, but all the luck's going West Indies' way and it flies down past Prior for four

13.2
Flintoff to Sarwan, no run

cuts back into the right hander who defends

13.1
1
Flintoff to Simmons, 1 run

shorter ball from Flintoff which Simmons pulls around the corner. Not altogether comfortably; he rarely keeps his eye on the ball when he pulls

Oh for the love of WG Grace. Nine runs to win, rain in the air, and they're calling on drinks! How butterly rubbish.

end of over 135 runs
WI: 108/1CRR: 8.30 RRR: 0.32
Lendl Simmons13 (29b 1x4)
Ramnaresh Sarwan5 (9b 1x4)
James Anderson 5-0-39-1
Andrew Flintoff 4-0-13-0
12.6
1
Anderson to Simmons, 1 run

guided out to extra cover

12.5
Anderson to Simmons, no run

blocked off the back foot and it bobbles up, so he kicks it away to protect his stumps

12.4
Anderson to Simmons, no run

defended out to the off side

12.3
4
Anderson to Simmons, FOUR runs

neat stroke, pulling this with sweet timing around the corner

Virtually silent out there now. Gayle's innings has left them hoarse

12.2
Anderson to Simmons, no run

a straighter ball, turned to mid-on

12.1
Anderson to Simmons, no run

angled out to the off side

end of over 124 runs
WI: 103/1CRR: 8.58 RRR: 0.46
Ramnaresh Sarwan5 (9b 1x4)
Lendl Simmons8 (23b)
Andrew Flintoff 4-0-13-0
James Anderson 4-0-34-1
11.6
Flintoff to Sarwan, no run

outside off, Sarwan plays and misses

Oh no - rain coming across the ground. 14 to win. Surely they'll just play on? Groundsmen are preparing themselves in their yellow cagoules. The crowd are booing - not sure why.

11.5
Flintoff to Sarwan, no run

shorter ball, ignored

11.4
Flintoff to Sarwan, no run

dropped out to the off side

11.3
4
Flintoff to Sarwan, FOUR runs

magnificently driven! Wowee - the purest of cover-drives, wonderfully timed. Have some of that.