result
22nd Match, Group E (D/N), The Oval, Jun 15 2009, ICC World Twenty20
161/6
(8.2/9 ov, target 80)82/5
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
ramnaresh-sarwan
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• The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

West Indies hold nerve to reach semis

The experience of Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul guided West Indies into the semi-finals

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Scorecard summary
England161/6(20 overs)
West Indies82/5(8.2 overs)

Brilliant effort by Chanderpaul and Sarwan. 80 from nine overs was a fairly facile target, though their younger guys at the top of the order did lose their heads. Sarwan and Chanderpaul showed all their experience, knocking them off with ease. So there ends England's tumultuous World Twenty20 and they join the likes of India and Australia in the losers' camp, while West Indies are now sat happily in the semis. You couldn't make it up, honestly. We'll be back tomorrow with New Zealand's crunch match against Sri Lanka - do join us then.

8.2
4
Sidebottom to Sarwan, FOUR runs

smashed over extra cover and West Indies are into the semi-finals!

West Indies are already celebrating in the dug-out

8.1
1
Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, 1 run

full toss, banged through midwicket to Morgan, the substitute fielder for Rashid

Foster's standing up. Pietersen's made a suggestion to Collingwood. Everyone's chipping in. Here we go:

Sidebottom to bowl the final over with 3 to win. He has nothing to play with, but Collingwood is in deep discussion nevertheless. Hopeless task really. Anderson's wading in. Here we go: 3 from 6

end of over 813 runs
WI: 77/5CRR: 9.62 RRR: 4.00
Shivnarine Chanderpaul16 (9)
Ramnaresh Sarwan15 (8)
Stuart Broad 2-0-20-1
James Anderson 2-0-19-1
7.6
1
Broad to Chanderpaul, 1 run

on his legs and he steals the strike with a single to a deep mid-on

So then. 4 from 7. One hit will do it. Here we go...

7.5
4
Broad to Chanderpaul, FOUR runs

a full toss on his legs and that's four, and undoubtedly the match! Clips it quite square and Rashid, very fine at fine-leg, hasn't a hope. West Indies have one foot in the semis!

8 from 8. England are sinking here

7.4
2
Broad to Chanderpaul, 2 runs

shorter delivery and pulls this into the gap at midwicket - again for two. Very good placement indeed. This pair are so experienced, they've been around forever and have showed such calm sense

10 needed from 9

7.3
2
Broad to Chanderpaul, 2 runs

carved out past Sidebottom at backward point, and they get two

Around the wicket. 12 from 10. Easy.

7.2
1
Broad to Sarwan, 1 run

steps outside leg and guides to third man

7.1
3
Broad to Chanderpaul, 3 runs

pulled down to fine-leg, Rashid slips and they get through for two. It's so slippery out there - it absolutely bucketed down earlier, if you're just joining us

Look! There's John Dyson with the Duckworth-Lewis sheet. Oh dear.

Remember: the winner of tonight's match go through to the semis. The loser goes home with nothing, as Anne Robinson might say.

end of over 713 runs
WI: 64/5CRR: 9.14 RRR: 8.50
Shivnarine Chanderpaul4 (4)
Ramnaresh Sarwan14 (7)
James Anderson 2-0-19-1
Graeme Swann 2-0-16-1
6.6
1
Anderson to Chanderpaul, 1 run

short, Chanderpaul pulls for two. Actually, they only get a single - Chanderpaul's a little slow out of the blocks these days

6.5
1
Anderson to Sarwan, 1 run

smashed to point for a single

That could be the match for West Indies

6.4
4
Anderson to Sarwan, FOUR runs

great batting, this! Anderson bowled it a little too straight, so Sarwan flicks his wrists and gets four more

6.3
4
Anderson to Sarwan, FOUR runs

ah, shot by Sarwan - superb stroke, stepping outside leg to give himself room and he smites it gloriously over cover for four

26 from 16 needed

6.3
1w
Anderson to Sarwan, 1 wide

wide - wide! Very wide of the off stump

6.2
1
Anderson to Chanderpaul, 1 run

terrific ball, pitching it right up and they only get a single to mid-off

6.1
1
Anderson to Sarwan, 1 run

swings in late on the full, bashed to mid-off. They get a single

Anderson is back

end of over 68 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 51/5CRR: 8.50 RRR: 10.00
Ramnaresh Sarwan4 (3)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul2 (2)
Graeme Swann 2-0-16-1
Adil Rashid 1-0-11-1
5.6
1
Swann to Sarwan, 1 run

cracked over midwicket though he doesn't quite time it

5.5
1
Swann to Chanderpaul, 1 run

fired in straight, Chanderpaul plucks it out to the off side

Around the wicket

5.4
1
Swann to Sarwan, 1 run

flicked to leg

5.3
2
Swann to Sarwan, 2 runs

sharp, prodigious turn and he cuts it out to point where Shah tries to fall on it and, well, parries it for another run. Oh dear. Not the sharpest tool in the field...

5.3
1w
Swann to Sarwan, 1 wide

a wide down the leg side

Best performances - batters
Ravi Bopara portrait
RS Bopara ENG
55 runs (47)
5 fours
0 six
Control90%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
14 runs
3 fours
0 six
741862189
Kevin Pietersen portrait
KP Pietersen ENG
31 runs (19)
5 fours
0 six
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
10 runs
2 fours
0 six
04620856
Best performances - bowlers
Dwayne Bravo portrait
DJ Bravo WI
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
2
ECO
7.5
Chris Gayle portrait
CH Gayle WI
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
1
ECO
6.25
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20West Indies tour of England
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Ramnaresh Sarwan
Ramnaresh Sarwan
Match numberT20I no. 111
Hours of play (local time)17.30 start, First Session 17.30-18.50, Interval 18.50-19.10, Second Session 19.10-20.30
Match days15 June 2009 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
South Africa Image
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Mark Benson
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsWest Indies 2, England 0