that would have been a wide, too! But Sammy gets bat on it! Even wider outside off than the last delivery. The ball dribbles to short third-man and England have won.
England win by 5 runs. What a finish. Darren Sammy manges a smile. West Indies take the series 2-1. Important moment for Jade Dernbach, too. Chris Jordan had a superb match, with bat, ball and in the field. Just a few balls in his last over gave West Indies a chance. But England held on. Excuse me, folks, while I put out the fire on my keyboard. I'll be back with you for the presentations shortly.
Darren Sammy "We didn't get across the line but it was a good game. I think the fans were entertained. We'd have had a chance if I hadn't got bat on that last ball. But today Dernbach was better than me. It was a great effort by the bowlers, the way we fought back in the last 10 overs was really good."
Man of the Match is Chris Jordan "It was a good chance I got today, just glad I could take it. I just wanted to get into the game, I did that with the bat. All I can do is when I put on an England shirt is do the best I can."
Eoin Morgan "Fantastic game, outstanding performance from Chris. The two Notts boys were brilliant, especially Michael. We were a bit stop-start but Chris at the end was brilliant. It was difficult to get yourself in. There are a lot of positives today. I thought the guys held their nerve really well."
That just about wrap things up from this series and tour. Both teams now head to Bangladesh, via London, and we'll see them there shortly. For now, though, from Andrew McGlashan it's goodbye.
Six off one to win now.
it's a wide! Would you believe it. Outside off, Sammy flashed. Buttler clapped. Then the umpire stretched is arms out. Tight call on first glance
Seven off one needed. Six for a tie. Wides an issue.
oh, what a time to send down a slower ball. It's full outside off, Sammy is early and can't reach it
Morgan tries to slow things down. Thanks Eoin, I need a breather. Seven needed off two balls.
Sammy asking about the height of that short ball. Told to get on with it.
nailed it! Flat six. Sammy is pumped. Was another bouncer from Dernbach and he creamed it over deep square-leg
chaos! It's all going off. Where do I start?! It was a superb bounce, first up, from Dernbach which hits Sammy in the chest. He sets off for a run, Dernbach chases from cover then throws at the non-striker's stumps with no one there. They try to steal an overthrow, but the return comes in and Morgan is at the stumps this time.
Sammy on strike...14 off 4 needed. That's three hits for DJG. England hold a mini-conference.
full, outside leg, slower ball, slugs a single to deep midwicket
over the off side! Short of a length, sliced over cover but long-off is able to get around
Final over. Dernbach. 17 needed. A tie is a Super Over. Why, in a bilateral series, I don't really understand. But anyway.
Punch of the gloves from the batsmen. This is on for West Indies.
short on the hip, beats fine leg! The Barbados crowd are jumping. What noise. Sammy just helped this delivery away with a roll of the wrists, the placement was ideal
Another massive ball
bouncer over leg stump, called wide! England can't believe that. Fair call from square leg umpire. Was over Sammy's head in his normal stance.
Massive ball now, so to speak
first ball! Four to third man. Short of a length outside, gets over the top of the ball and back-cuts fine of short third man
So Sammy gets to the crease with eight balls left. He's already at the pitch. He almost ran in. Hold on to your hats, folks
leg stump! Jordan, who else? Holds his nerve, it wasn't actually the yorker this time. A length delivery, perhaps held back a touch, Ramdin swings across the line and misses
inside edge! It was almost the perfect yorker. Such are the margins. It took the edge and flew past the keeper
low full toss, clubbed down the ground one bounce to long-on...good start to the over for Jordan
well bowled, straight yorker, drilled to long-on
Twelve balls. 32 runs. 3-0 or 2-1. Jordan to bowl, so Dernbach for the last by looks of things. Sammy looks desperate to be at the crease. If there ever case for a tactical 'retire' from a batsman in T20? They are still setting the field, by the way...three men from short third-man to point
keeping it back of a length, flogged down to long-on
angled into the body, he misses out on the pull and it doesn't connect with anything
slash and miss! Precious dot ball. Aiming to cut. Good take from Buttler
short again, leg side again, this time not off the middle as he finds long-on
Bopara asks the captain to move
finds the gap! Short delivery, pulled away and it just evades Morgan who ran around and dived from deep midwicket
short of a length, cut in the air through point and Jordan does well to keep them to a single from deep cover although the running wasn't great
|Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados|
|Toss||England, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||West Indies won the 3-match series 2-1|
|Match number||T20I no. 364|
|Hours of play (local time)||14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.20, Interval 15.20-15.40, Second Session 15.40-17.00|
|Match days||13 March 2014 - day (20-over match)|