result
8th Match, Group D, Providence, May 3 2010, ICC World Twenty20
191/5
(5.5/6 ov)60/2
West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 1 ball remaining) (D/L method)
player of the match
Daren Sammy
West Indies
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• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

England fall victim to rain rules

Sri Lanka won on the Duckworth-Lewis method as Zimbabwe only reached 29 for 1 in five overs instead of the required 43 for 1.

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Scorecard summary
England191/5(20 overs)
West Indies60/2(5.5 overs)

Right, that's more than enough from me, Sahil Dutta, and Liam Brickhill. Andrew Miller, who loves the odd Tweet will have a bulletin ready for you shortly, and I hope you join us for tomorrow's matches - Zimbabwe meet New Zealand in a must-win game for them and England meet Ireland. Thanks for all your emails.

Chris Gayle credits the way England batted and thanks the crowds for all their support. Darren Sammy takes the man-of-the-match award for his 2 for 22 on a batting track and says he's been working with Ottis Gibson to improve his game. It's clearly worked, this is his second man-of-the-match performance in succession.

Paul Collingwood says: "We're very, very frustrated, 95% of the time 191 runs is enough but with D/L it wasn't. They need a different calculation."

Bit of a shame that, rain ruined what could have been a really tense chase. As it is, West Indies go through, which is very good for the tournament, and the winner of England and Ireland's match tomorrow will join them.

Slightly farcical end to that match, good to see it completed, but it's fair to say the D/L calculation needs a tweak for T20, any volunteers?

5.5
1
Broad to Fletcher, 1 run

that's it! West Indies win it! Length ball outside off stump, Fletcher muscles it through point where the fielder collects, but the single has been taken and West Indies have done it. Wild celebrations from the crowd, the home side look delighted, England don't look too despondent, their fate was pretty much sealed once D/L got to work

5.4
4
Broad to Fletcher, FOUR runs

well that should be it, Broad loses his line, shortish and down the leg side with fine leg up, Fletcher swings it away for four and leaps to celebrate

5.3
Broad to Fletcher, no run

oooh, big heave-ho from Fletcher, trying to finish it with one shot, it was a length ball, but the wild swipe found fresh air and it goes through to Kieswetter

New approach from Broad, abandoning the round-the-wicket approach, mid on goes back.

5.2
2
Broad to Fletcher, 2 runs

indeed it is, Fletcher manages to shove it down the ground, and some smart running allows Chanderpaul to run back a second at the bowlers end

Fletcher, you sense, will go for something wild here. One boundary would pretty much seal it. Broad round the wicket, fielders running around all over the shop. Fine leg comes up, so this suggests a wide of off stump line.

5.1
1
Broad to Chanderpaul, 1 run

it is short, and wide, but Chanderpaul can only flay it away towards the fielder at deep cover, and he loses the strike

8 needed, Broad to bowl it. This is West Indies' game to lose. Mid off coming into the circle, and fine leg goes deep. Looks like he's going to dig it in short.

end of over 56 runs
WI: 52/2CRR: 10.40 RRR: 8.00 • Need 8 from 6b
Shivnarine Chanderpaul14 (12)
Andre Fletcher5 (6)
Michael Yardy1-0-6-0
Graeme Swann2-0-24-2
4.6
1
Yardy to Chanderpaul, 1 run

Yardy completes a decent over, Chanderpaul attempting a reverse-shot of some kind, doesn't get much of it and it trickles away for a single into the leg side

4.5
1
Yardy to Fletcher, 1 run

another one darted in, back of a length, Fletcher manages to shove it down the ground for one, good bowling

4.4
1
Yardy to Chanderpaul, 1 run

touch more air on this one, Chanderpaul once again pokes it to square leg for a simple single

4.3
1
Yardy to Fletcher, 1 run

run a ball needed, but Fletcher is happy to chance his arm, running down the wicket, aiming a big shot, but inside-edging towards square leg for one

4.2
1
Yardy to Chanderpaul, 1 run

another round-arm dart, zips through to Chanderpaul who turns it calmly away into the midwicket region for a gentle single

4.1
1
Yardy to Fletcher, 1 run

starts well enough, slinging a dart into the legs, Fletcher chips it into the midwicket region

14 needed off 12, and here's Michael Yardy. By the way, according to my preview, he's 'one to watch'...

end of over 413 runs • 2 wickets
WI: 46/2CRR: 11.50 RRR: 7.00 • Need 14 from 12b
Andre Fletcher2 (3)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul11 (9)
Graeme Swann2-0-24-2
Tim Bresnan1-0-7-0
3.6
1
Swann to Fletcher, 1 run

this is slower and looped up outside off, Fletcher drives firmly down to long off for a single

3.6
2w
Swann to Chanderpaul, 2 wide

Swann runs up and fails to bowl the ball first time round, bit cheeky, second time round he arrows a massive wide down the leg side, not great bowling that

3.5
1
Swann to Fletcher, 1 run

more controlled this time from Fletcher, bunting it down to long off from a flighted delivery

3.4
Swann to Fletcher, no run

huge appeal from behind the stumps, Fletcher had an enormous swipe at fresh air and it rapped him on the front pad, but he looked a long way down

3.4
W
Swann to Pollard, 1 wide, OUT

Swann arrows this down the leg side, Kieswetter collects and is so excited that he whips off the bails and has an enormous appeal. Pollard had indeed lifted his back foot! That was an extraordinary stumping, it all looked innocuous

Kieron Pollard st †Kieswetter b Swann 0 (0b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

I'm told that wickets have very little impact at this stage. So, there you go, a morale booster for Swann, but little else. Anyway, here's that nurdler Pollard.

3.3
W
Swann to Gayle, OUT

gone this time! Swann gets his man, Gayle wandered down the track again, looking to repeat the dose but couldn't time it at all and ended up guiding it to short midwicket

Chris Gayle c Yardy b Swann 25 (12b 2x4 2x6) SR: 208.33
3.2
6
Swann to Gayle, SIX runs

well well well, that has gone absolutely miles. Gayle skips down the wicket again, but this time swings it handsomely over midwicket for a huge six

3.1
2
Swann to Gayle, 2 runs

good start but Gayle is in control, floated up around leg stump, Gayle skips down and pokes it towards deep midwicket for an easy couple

Swann is on, must be after a wicket, which really changes everything in a D/L calculation.

end of over 37 runs
WI: 33/0CRR: 11.00 RRR: 9.35 • Need 159 from 102b
Chris Gayle17 (9)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul11 (9)
Tim Bresnan1-0-7-0
Graeme Swann1-0-11-0
2.6
1
Bresnan to Gayle, 1 run

really good from Bresnan, no-win situation for England really, but lands another good yorker and not even Gayle can do much with it, inside-edging it away for one into the off side via his pad

Best performances - batters
Eoin Morgan portrait
EJG Morgan
55 runs (35)
3 fours
3 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
leg glance
13 runs
0 four
1 six
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Luke Wright portrait
LJ Wright
45 runs (27)
1 four
4 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
leg glance
13 runs
1 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Daren Sammy portrait
DJG Sammy
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
GP Swann
O
2
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
12
Match details
Providence Stadium, Guyana
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Daren Sammy
Daren Sammy
Match numberT20I no. 158
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-14.50, Interval 14.50-15.10, Second Session 15.10-16.30
Match days3 May 2010 - day(20-over match)
T20I debut
Craig Kieswetter
Craig Kieswetter
Michael Lumb
Michael Lumb
Umpires
South Africa Image
Rudi Koertzen
New Zealand Image
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
New Zealand Image
Billy Bowden
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
Match Referee
Australia Image
Alan Hurst
PointsWest Indies 2, England 0