result
2nd T20I, The Oval, Jun 29 2007, West Indies tour of England and Ireland
(19.3/20 ov, target 170)173/5
England won by 5 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
55 (35)
owais-shah
14y
• Andrew Miller at The Oval

Shah squares the series for England

Owais Shah reignited his England one-day career with a classy unbeaten 55, bringing up his half-century from just 30 deliveries, as England squared the two-match Twenty20 series with a hard-earned five-wicket victory at The Oval

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Scorecard summary
West Indies169/7(20 overs)
England173/5(19.3 overs)

England win by five wickets with three balls to spare. Owais Shah batted superbly to guide them home ... that's all from us. We will be back on Sunday with the first ODI from Lord's ... rain permitting. Join us then. Goodnight.

19.4
5w
Gayle to Shah, 5 wide

that's it, wides down the leg side, Shah swipes and misses but it's academic

19.3
1
Gayle to AD Mascarenhas, 1 run

Mascarenhas back., waits and heaves to long-on

19.2
1
Gayle to Shah, 1 run

patted into the leg side, Mascarenhas wants two, Shah knackered

19.1
2
Gayle to Shah, 2 runs

Shah smacks it down the ground to long-on, Mascarenhas races back and beats a poor throw

And Gayle steps into the breach. A buzz goes around the ground.

end of over 199 runs
ENG: 164/5CRR: 8.63 RRR: 6.00
Owais Shah52 (33)
Dimitri Mascarenhas17 (15)
Ravi Rampaul 4-0-39-2
Daren Sammy 4-0-27-1

Six off six balls ... even I can work that one out ... a run a ball ...

18.6
1
Rampaul to Shah, 1 run

an almost Pietersenesque swish over midwicket to the man out in the deep

18.6
1w
Rampaul to Shah, 1 wide

just what the doctor didn't order ... a booming leg-side wide

18.5
1
Rampaul to AD Mascarenhas, 1 run

another big heave square on the leg, too close to the fielder for two

Nine off eight ...

18.4
2
Rampaul to AD Mascarenhas, 2 runs

a real village heave into the leg side, frantic running from batsmen and fielders, the former just win

18.3
1
Rampaul to Shah, 1 run

late thick edge, and a deliberate one, Bravo roars round and cuts it off at third man

18.2
1
Rampaul to AD Mascarenhas, 1 run

swished to backward square leg, only the one as the man was in PDQ

18.1
2
Rampaul to AD Mascarenhas, 2 runs

turned through midwicket off his hips, no pace on it and that allows the second

Rampaul with a make-or-break over for West Indies.

end of over 189 runs
ENG: 155/5CRR: 8.61 RRR: 7.50
Dimitri Mascarenhas11 (11)
Owais Shah50 (31)
Daren Sammy 4-0-27-1
Dwayne Smith 4-0-38-0

So, 15 needed from 12 balls.

17.6
1
Sammy to AD Mascarenhas, 1 run

Mascarenhas chips to long-on

The crowd stands ... 50 from 31 balls ... should be a match-winning innings.

17.5
1
Sammy to Shah, 1 run

full toss, thumped to long-on

17.4
2
Sammy to Shah, 2 runs

rasping drive through extra cover, the fielder has to dive to stop it and that allows them to come back for two

17.3
4
Sammy to Shah, FOUR runs

heave-pulled wide of short fine leg and to the left of deep square leg ...

17.2
Sammy to Shah, no run

flighted, almost too slow for Shah and it thuds into his pads as he goes to leg

17.1
1
Sammy to AD Mascarenhas, 1 run

slower ball, turned into the leg side, looking for two but Morton on it quickly

or is it ...

end of over 1716 runs
ENG: 146/5CRR: 8.58 RRR: 8.00
Dimitri Mascarenhas9 (9)
Owais Shah43 (27)
Dwayne Smith 4-0-38-0
Marlon Samuels 3-0-31-1

Super Slow-Mo Hotspot Snicko shows the umpire was right and it missed everything ... 24 needed from 18. A doddle in Twenty20.

16.6
1
Smith to AD Mascarenhas, 1 run

driven to long-on

16.6
5w
Smith to AD Mascarenhas, 5 wide

massive appeal for leg before, through everyone and it shoots to where long-stop would be ... and it's given as wides to add insult to runs

16.5
1
Smith to Shah, 1 run

tip and run to midwicket

Best performances - batters
Chris Gayle portrait
CH Gayle WI
61 runs (37)
8 fours
1 six
Control76%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
19 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Owais Shah portrait
OA Shah ENG
55 runs (35)
7 fours
0 six
Control73%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
14 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Ryan Sidebottom portrait
RJ Sidebottom ENG
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
ECO
6.25
Ravi Rampaul
R Rampaul WI
O
4
M
0
R
39
W
2
ECO
9.75
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of England and Ireland
Season2007
Player Of The Match
Owais Shah
Owais Shah
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 16
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 days29 June 2007 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Austin Richards
Austin Richards
Lendl Simmons
Lendl Simmons
Umpires
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Ian Gould
England Image
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
England Image
Peter Hartley
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Neil Bainton
Match Referee
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Mike Procter