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2nd T20I (N), London, Sep 25 2011, West Indies tour of England
(16.4/20 ov, target 114)88
West Indies won by 25 runs
player of the match
Garey Mathurin
West Indies
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• The Report by Andrew Miller at The Oval

West Indies stun England to level series

Garey Mathurin, a previously unknown left-arm spinner from St Lucia, produced a remarkable spell of 3 for 9 in four overs as West Indies secured a remarkable 25-run victory in the second Twenty20 at The Oval

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Commentator: Liam Brickhill
Scorecard summary
West Indies113/5(20 overs)
England88/10(16.4 overs)

Breathless stuff! West Indies win by 25 runs after bowling England out for just 88, a touch improbably you might say. They were a transformed team tonight, particularly in the field. It really didn't feel as though they had got enough as they struggled to 113 for 5, but this was a tired surface that gave encouragement to all the bowlers and made strokeplay quite difficult. The sort of pitch that West Indies have become accustomed to back home. Garey Mathurin led the way with 3 for 9 after being asked to open the bowling, and as they sensed the chance for a win West Indies lifted noticeably in the field.

"West Indies just did something in just 2 attempts, which India couldn't in 10 attempts," writes Mithal. "Awesome effort Windies!"

"We did everthing right for half the game, and everything wrong for the other half," says Graeme Swann. "You live and learn, with a young side like this. We just panicked I think. We played some poor shots, and four run-outs doesn't help the cause. Buttler getting run out was a kick in the teeth as it got me out there, and then I immediately ran Scott Borthwick out. Borthwick, with the ball and with the bat, was exceptional on debut. Samit Patel was also really good with the ball. We wanted to win this game to end the summer. It's been a fantastic summer, there are so many positives you can take out of it. We've got to learn from this, but in the wider picture it's been a good summer."

"I think we identified our areas," says a beaming Darren Sammy. "We weren't happy with the way we batted, but we saw how difficult it was to score. Coach Ottis Gibson and I reminded the guys that anything is possible in the huddle before the second innings. The fielding improved tremendously, well done to all the guys. Santokie is one of the best seamers in our Caribbean tournament. Before I go I'd just like to thank the few supporters who came out to see us tonight."

Garey Mathurin is Man of the Match on his international debut, and he has this to say: "I'm very very ecstatic. Everybody knew that i came here at the last minute. I just wanted to show my worth and what I'm made of. When England bowled yesterday we saw some turn, it was the same today and I just tried to mix up the pace too. I always open the bowling for Windward Islands, so I've come over and done basically the same thing," he adds,

holding his bottle of champers aloft in celebration as he leaves the podium.

That's about all from your commentary team tonight. Have a look at Andrew Miller's report if you've missed any of what has turned out to be an unexpectedly engrossing contest. Or even if you have, Miller's always worth a read. We'll also have a gallery up in a few moments. Until next time, goodbye!

16.4
W
Bishoo to Dernbach, 1 run, OUT

a sliding delivery goes on with the arm as Dernbach steps back to clip to leg ... they push hard for the second run, Swann calling Dernbach across immediately, but the throw is on target and Christian has the bails off in a flash. Dernbach is short, he's out, West Indies win! They had all wandered back to their positions, they didn't think it was that close. A wide smile spready across Sammy's face as the decision flashed up on the big screen, which is wonderful to see

Jade Dernbach run out (†Christian/Barnwell) 3 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75
16.3
Bishoo to Dernbach, no run

cracked hard to extra cover off the back foot

16.2
2
Bishoo to Dernbach, 2 runs

a typcially ungainly slash into the off side from Dernbach, and they're back for the second as the return throw hits the keeper's pads and rolls to fine leg

16.1
Bishoo to Dernbach, no run

beaten on the outside edge! Dernbach leaned tentatively foward but the ball gripped and ripped past his defensive bat

Right, Dernbach is on strike, and he'll have the legspin of Bishoo to deal with.

end of over 161 run • 1 wicket
ENG: 85/9CRR: 5.31 • RRR: 7.25 • Need 29 from 24b
Graeme Swann0 (2)
Daren Sammy2-0-9-0
Dwayne Smith2-0-14-0
15.6
W
Sammy to Swann, OUT

another run out! Swann pushed to cover once more and Borthwick charged out of the blocks. Swann went nowhere, and by the time Borthwick turned back the ball was already being thrown back to Sammy. West Indies close in on a morale-boosting win.

Scott Borthwick run out (Samuels/Sammy) 14 (18m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 87.5
15.5
Sammy to Swann, no run

full on off stump, Swann comes forward to drive but hits the field

15.4
1
Sammy to Borthwick, 1 run

now he does get the single

15.3
Sammy to Borthwick, no run

beaten once more outside off! Borthwick had a slash but couldn't get a touch on it. Swann wanders down to give him a calming word in the ear

15.2
Sammy to Borthwick, no run

collision! Borthwick nudges into space close to the wicket and Swann wants a single. He's sent back as Sammy sprints after the ball, captain crashing into captain as Swann scurries back to his crease, getting in the way of the shy (a manoeuvre which will be outlawed in a few day's time). Sammy is down and looks to be in a little pain, but both men offer raised palms in apology. No harm done.

15.1
Sammy to Borthwick, no run

beaten outside off! Sammy slings down an offcutter that bounces a little more than expected, the ball rising past Borthwick's poking bat

Sammy brings himself back, the keeper up to the stumps.

end of over 157 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 84/8CRR: 5.60 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 30 from 30b
Scott Borthwick13 (12)
Graeme Swann0 (0)
Dwayne Smith2-0-14-0
Andre Russell2-0-14-1
14.6
1
Smith to Borthwick, 1 run

clipped off the toes to midwicket, and there's a roar of disapproval from Sammy as he dives over the ball without stopping it, giving away a single

14.5
W
Smith to Borthwick, OUT

the match turns again! Buttler has been run out by a fantastic piece of fielding by the West Indies captain. Borthwick had tried to work another single through mid on, but Sammy charged round even as Buttler wandered out of his crease. He was quickly sent back by Borthwick, but Sammy fired in the throw and rattled the stumps with Buttler inches short. West Indies celebrate!

Jos Buttler run out (Sammy) 13 (24m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 118.18
14.4
1
Smith to Buttler, 1 run

pushed through mid-off for one

14.3
1
Smith to Borthwick, 1 run

nicely whipped into the leg side, they think about a second run but wisely turn it down

14.2
Smith to Borthwick, no run

Smith trundles in from round the wicket, and draws a defensive stroke from Borthwick with a straight length delivery

14.1
4
Smith to Borthwick, FOUR runs

although this has tilted things slightly further in England's favour! Smith floated one up very full and wide of off, and Borthwick just caressed it through cover. Didn't over hit it, just made sure to get his balance and timing right

England need 37 from 36, but they've only got three wickets in the bank. Anyone's game at this point!

end of over 1410 runs
ENG: 77/7CRR: 5.50 • RRR: 6.17 • Need 37 from 36b
Jos Buttler12 (10)
Scott Borthwick7 (7)
Andre Russell2-0-14-1
Dwayne Smith1-0-7-0
13.6
2
Russell to Buttler, 2 runs

another slower one - a legcutter by the looks of things - and Buttler hangs back to flick it off his pads

13.5
2
Russell to Buttler, 2 runs

the slower one from Russell, a low, dipping full toss, and it's worked into the leg side

13.4
4
Russell to Buttler, FOUR runs

shovelled through cover! Buttler must have very strong arms, he's absolutely hammered this drive. The shot was on as the ball slipped out as a long half-volley, but he really nailed it. And placed it too

13.3
Russell to Buttler, no run

much better. Russell hits a length and Buttler nudges to cover

Best performances - batsmen
Marlon Samuels
MN Samuels
35 runs (35)
3 fours
0 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
16 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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Ben Stokes portrait
BA Stokes
31 runs (23)
3 fours
1 six
Control83%
Productive shot
leg glance
8 runs
0 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Garey Mathurin, player portrait
GE Mathurin
O
4
M
0
R
9
W
3
ECO
2.25
Samit Patel portrait
SR Patel
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of England
Season2011
Player Of The Match
Garey Mathurin
Garey Mathurin
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberT20 No. 208
Hours of play (local time)18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.50, Interval 19.50-20.10, Second Session 20.10-21.30
Match days25 September 2011 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Garey Mathurin
Garey Mathurin
Krishmar Santokie
Krishmar Santokie
Miles Bascombe
Miles Bascombe
Scott Borthwick
Scott Borthwick
Umpires
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Nigel Llong
England Image
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
England Image
Rob Bailey
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Tim Robinson
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe