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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy,, Date - 27/09/2012, Toss won by - West Indies
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Commentary (England innings)

Okay! End of a fine opening day of the Super Eights. After a thrilling Super Over in the SL-NZ game, the Eng-WI contest threatened to be a one-sided affair but we had a decent game in the end. Tomorrow sees the clash between Pakistan and South Africa at 1000 GMT (1530 IST) while Australia meet India at 1400 GMT (1930 IST). Hope we get another good day of cricket. Until then, on behalf of the commentators and scorers, Adios! Take Care!

JOHNSON CHARLES HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Is very happy to have done well tonight. Feels that the pitch was similar to the ones in England, where the bowlers hit the deck hard. Says that the batsmen need to work hard to get their runs on this pitch.

Victorious West Indian captain Darren Sammy is very happy with the win and says that Ravi Rampaul's opening burst set it up. Admits that his side was a bit nervous as the pitch was good but at the same time, credits his bowlers for pulling it off. On the amount of spinners being used, he says that the bowling combination depends on the pitch. Also has a word of praise for Charles who started slowly but ended up scoring aggressively.

English skipper Stuart Broad admits that losing two wickets early had forced them to regroup. But praises Eoin Morgan for his wonderful knock. Also says that it is disappointing to lose tonight but feels that there are some positives to look at. Feels that the surface played pretty well and credits his bowlers for stopping the boundaries in the middle overs and coming back well towards the end. Also adds that West Indies got a below par score tonight, so not being able to chase that is even more disappointing!

Morgan finished on a stunning 71 from 36 balls while for the Windies, an expensive Rampaul was ironically the highest wicket-taker for West Indies with 2 scalps. The scorecard shows it to be a close catch but guess West Indies were always comfortable. Stay tuned for the presentation.

The duo hammered a 58-ball 107 for the fourth wicket and almost snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. But it was too much to do for England and they eventually succumbed by 15 runs. So! It is three out of three for England against the Windies in WT20s when it comes to losing.

A victory for West Indies but great fight from England after being to down without a run on the board. Alex Hales hung around till the final over with Bairstow giving him nice support. But the real battle came when Morgan arrived at the crease.

19.6 M Samuels to E Morgan, West Indies win by 15 runs! Samuels bowls it full and wide outside off at 124.5 kph, Morgan squeezes it through point and takes a single. A fine win for West Indies and they are all smiles. Morgan is looking disappointed as he remains unbeaten on 71 off 36 balls. He coming up the order at number 3 could have made the difference and England need to shuffles its batting order a bit for future games. Job well done by the men in maroon jersey and they are shaking hands with the opposition! 164/4

19.5 M Samuels to Jos Buttler, Darts a full delivery down the leg side, Buttler flicks it through square leg for one. 163/4

Jos Buttler is the new batsman.

19.4 M Samuels to A Hales, OUT! Smart piece of bowling by Samuels. He sees the batsman coming down the track and hurls it quicker and wider outside off. Hales fails to get bat to ball and Ramdin does the rest. A fine knock by Hales but his side needed him to score more briskly. England need 18 to win off 2! 162/4

19.3 M Samuels to E Morgan, Too full in length outside off at 121.5 kph, Morgan forces it straight to Gayle at covers and crosses. 18 needed off 3 balls! 162/3

19.2 M Samuels to E Morgan, Finds the yorker right this time, at 127.9 kph, Morgan only manages to hit it back to the bowler. Dot ball is like a gold dust. 161/3

19.1 M Samuels to E Morgan, FOUR! Fires a full delivery outside off, Morgan gives it the full whack of the bat and drills it past the diving Pollard at long off. 161/3

Marlon Samuels to bowl the pressure over and he has 23 runs to defend. Not a very big ask but the way Morgan is going bonkers, anything is possible. One thing is for sure, we're in for a thrilling finish and another Super Over cannot be ruled out. You can cut the tension in both camps with a knife. Here we go...

18.6 R Rampaul to A Hales, DOT BALL! Full outside off, 133.5 kph, Hales swings but misses. 16 runs from the over, Rampaul finishes with figures of 4-1-37-2 tonight. 157/3

18.5 R Rampaul to E Morgan, Full outside off, 136.7 kph, Morgan pushes it towards covers and sets off for a quick single. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end, Rampaul knocks them off with his feet, misses the ball, almost concedes an overthrow but it is well backed up. Just the single then. 157/3

100 partnership between Morgan and Hales in just 52 balls!

18.4 R Rampaul to E Morgan, SIX! Bang! Wow! That has gone, a long, long way! Full on middle, 134 kph, Morgan gets down and slogs this over long on! Miles! That's gone way into the beaches! 24 needed from 8 balls now! 156/3

18.3 R Rampaul to E Morgan, Length ball outside off, Morgan looks to cut but the ball bounces high and beats him. 150/3

18.2 R Rampaul to E Morgan, SIX! Clean as a whistle! Full outside off, 133.9 kph, Morgan gets his feet to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over long off! Kieron Pollard leaps in vain at the fence. 150/3

18.1 R Rampaul to A Hales, DROPPED but outstanding fielding from Darren Sammy! Full outside off, 134.7 kph, Hales swings hard and gets it towards mid-wicket. Sammy leaps in the air and gets a few fingertips to the ball. The ball almost reaches the boundary but Sammy sprints to the ball, dives full length and pulls it back in! Saves the boundary! Three runs taken. 144/3

A valid point by Mpumelelo Mbangwa here. He tweets, "ENG need to give Morgan more time to bat in every other game. Can't have him walking in at 5, he's their best player."

17.6 S Narine to E Morgan, Goes for a sweep across the line but it takes the inside edge and hits him on the pads. 7 runs off the over, Narine is finished, he went wicketless today! 39 needed off 12 balls! 141/3

17.6 S Narine to E Morgan, Wide! Down the leg side, Morgan fails to get any wood behind it. 141/3

17.5 S Narine to E Morgan, Little short in length on middle, Morgan goes for the pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 140/3

17.4 S Narine to E Morgan, Flighted delivery outside off, Morgan unveils a reverse paddle shot and it spoons in the air off the toe end. Badree attempts the chance with a sprint backwards from short third man but it falls in front of him. Two runs added to the total. 140/3

17.3 S Narine to A Hales, Rocks back and punches it through covers for a run. 138/3

17.2 S Narine to A Hales, Driven towards the mid on region. Two runs added to the total. 137/3

Fourth T20I fifty for Morgan. Fastest by an England player in World Twenty20!

17.1 S Narine to E Morgan, Fetches a full delivery from outside off and sweeps it through square leg for a single. 135/3

Sunil Narine to bowl his final over.

16.6 R Rampaul to E Morgan, Full outside off, 142.3 kph, driven towards long off for a single. 15 from the over. 134/3

16.5 R Rampaul to E Morgan, FOUR! At last, Mr. Morgan gets his shot right. Full on middle, 135.1 kph, Morgan gets across and paddles this over short fine leg for a boundary! He has been trying that shot for ages, finally Lady Luck shows some mercy on him. 47 needed from 19 balls now. 133/3

16.4 R Rampaul to E Morgan, Now, should I call that a drop or a good fielding effort? No, I have got a better word. S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G. Absolutely stunning. Take a bow, Andre Russell. Full on middle, Morgan gets down and goes for yet another slog sweep. Nearly gets this all the way over deep square leg but Andre Russell over there, waits and waits and waits, then times his jump to perfection and hauls the ball back in! Just the two runs then. 129/3

16.3 R Rampaul to E Morgan, SIX! Oh dear, that is the third top edge on the trot! Full on middle, 124.1 kph, Morgan goes for another slog sweep and gets a top edge again! This one goes all the way over fine leg! 127/3

16.2 R Rampaul to A Hales, Yorker length on middle, 137 kph, Hales swings hard and gets a thick inside edge towards deep square leg. A run taken, 59 needed from 22 balls now. 121/3

16.1 R Rampaul to E Morgan, Full outside off, 119.4 kph, Morgan goes for the slog sweep but misses and gets a top edge. The ball goes over the keeper and lands well short of third man. A single taken. 120/3

Mini-conference going on in the middle. And Sammy has decide to give Rampaul [2-1-6-2] the ball.

15.6 C Gayle to E Morgan, In the air... and safe! Loopy delivery on middle, Morgan goes for a big hoick across the line but it catches the top edge. The ball flies behind the keeper, the short third man and the short fine leg fielder are late to react and it falls safely between them. They pick up a single. 119/3

15.5 C Gayle to A Hales, Needlessly chases a full delivery from wide outside off and fetches just a single towards sweeper cover. Had he left it, it was a wide! 118/3

15.4 C Gayle to E Morgan, Goes down on one knee and heaves it behind square leg for a run. 117/3

15.3 C Gayle to E Morgan, FOUR! Full outside off, 110.2 kph, Morgan gets down and sweeps it powerfully through long on. Dwayne Bravo runs across from long on to his left, gets to the ball but fumbles. 116/3

15.2 C Gayle to A Hales, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 112/3

15.1 C Gayle to E Morgan, Appeal for a run out! Short delivery outside off, Morgan drags it to wide long on and crosses for a quick single. Hales turns blindly for the second run, is mid-way down the track but is sent back. The throw comes to the bowler who quickly parries it to the keeper. The bails are removed, third umpire consulted but the replays show that Hales is just in. 111/3

14.6 S Narine to E Morgan, Outside off, driven down to long off for a single. 14 off the over, 38 in the last 3! 110/3

14.5 S Narine to E Morgan, SIX! Nice shot. Flighted outside off, 81.3 kph, Morgan just sits and sends this flying over long off! 50-STAND IS UP! 109/3

14.4 S Narine to A Hales, Full outside off, driven down to long off for a run. 103/3

14.3 S Narine to A Hales, Goes for the slog sweep this time but is not to the pitch of the ball and gets a top edge. The ball lands into vacant spaces at mid-wicket. Two runs taken. 78 needed from 33 balls now. 102/3

14.3 S Narine to A Hales, WIDE! Well outside off, 91.6 kph, Hales goes for the drive but is beaten. 100/3

14.2 S Narine to E Morgan, A shot which has usually brought him plenty of success but not tonight. The reverse sweep attempted, hit straight to short third man who fumbles to allow the batsmen a single. 99/3

14.1 S Narine to E Morgan, Flighted outside off, 77.9 kph, Morgan goes through with his slog sweep, has to reach out for the ball but manages to get it towards long on for a couple. 98/3

Sunil Narine is back on.

13.6 C Gayle to E Morgan, Sweeps it off his pads to deep square leg for a single. If England have to win, Morgan needs to play a big one! 96/3

13.5 C Gayle to E Morgan, SIX! High and handsome, Gayle gets his own doze! Fires a full delivery into the batsman at 109.2 kph, Morgan sits down on one knee and launches it over square leg for a biggie. 95/3

13.4 C Gayle to E Morgan, Spears in a full delivery, on middle at 110.7 kph, Morgan looks to slog it across but misses and is hit on the pads. 89/3

13.3 C Gayle to A Hales, Room on offer wide outside off, Hales cuts it through point for a run. 89/3

13.2 C Gayle to E Morgan, Slider, skidding into the batsman, Morgan goes deep inside the crease and guides it to short third man for one. 88/3

13.1 C Gayle to A Hales, Darts in a fuller length delivery, Hales powers it over mid off for a single. 87/3

What happened there? Morgan started to back up even before Gayle had delivered the ball and the bowler did not let go of the ball! Gayle just stood there, did a jig, attempted to take the bails off, but sportingly, did not take them off. The crowd loved that, the umpire smiled and gave a warning to Morgan who, on the other hand, was busy arguing otherwise.

12.6 M Samuels to A Hales, Yorker on middle, Hales somehow manages to dig it out to short fine leg for a single. 14 from the over. 86/3

12.5 M Samuels to A Hales, Full on middle, 122.4 kph, wow, that is even quicker than the second ball. Hales pushes it towards Kieron Pollard at long on and hares back for the second. 85/3

12.4 M Samuels to A Hales, Goes back and mistimes it straight to cover. 83/3

Third T20I fifty for Alex Hales!

12.3 M Samuels to A Hales, SIX! Audacious! Finally something in the hitting zone for England, full and outside off, 107.2 kph, Hales gets down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket! 98 needed from 45 balls now! 83/3

12.2 M Samuels to A Hales, FOUR! That is as quick as you can get, 118.5 kph, full outside off, Hales just stands his ground and punches it towards long off. The fielder there gets a bad bounce and it beats him. 77/3

12.1 M Samuels to E Morgan, Flighted outside off, 95.9 kph, Morgan comes forward then goes back and cuts it through point for a single. 73/3

11.6 C Gayle to E Morgan, Flighted full delivery on off, Morgan reverse sweeps it to short third man to keep the strike. 6 runs off the over! 72/3

11.5 C Gayle to A Hales, Low full toss outside off, Hales cracks it through point for a single. They are not putting the loose balls away! 71/3

11.4 C Gayle to E Morgan, Dances to the pitch of the delivery and drills it through cover-point for a run. 70/3

11.3 C Gayle to A Hales, Little short in length on off, Hales goes back and punches it through the gap at covers for one. 69/3

11.2 C Gayle to A Hales, Spears in a full delivery, Hales gets down the track and whips it through mid-wicket for a couple. 68/3

11.1 C Gayle to A Hales, Short delivery outside off, asking to be hit but Hales punches it straight to covers. 66/3

10.6 M Samuels to E Morgan, FOUR! Nicely done. Slightly short outside off, 113.2 kph, nicely steered behind point for a much-needed boundary. That term much-needed is also getting extinct quickly for England now. 11 runs from the over. 66/3

10.5 M Samuels to E Morgan, Full on off, watchfully defended. 62/3

10.4 M Samuels to E Morgan, Long hop outside off, chopped down behind point for a couple. 62/3

10.4 M Samuels to A Hales, WIDE! Another stumping missed by Mr. Ramdin, the only flaw in this West Indian performance tonight. Fired down the leg side, Hales jumps out of his crease, is outsmarted by the bowler, has nowhere to go, misses his flick and Ramdin fumbles as the ball goes off his pads to point. A single taken. 60/3

10.3 M Samuels to A Hales, Outside off, a touch slower, 93.8 kph, guided behind point for a run. 58/3

10.2 M Samuels to A Hales, Quicker one outside off, 113.6 kph, awkwardly defended. 56/3

10.1 M Samuels to E Morgan, Short outside off, cut behind point for a single. 56/3

Marlon Samuels to bowl now. Replaces Narine.

Eoin Morgan walks in at number 5, replacing Bairstow. 125 needed from 60 balls.

9.6 C Gayle to J Bairstow, OUT! Pollard takes a stinger in the deep! Gayle fires this in at 112.7 kph, fuller in length and on middle, Bairstow looks to go down town and makes good connection as well. It is destined to fly over the ropes but a certain Pollard rushes swiftly to his left and pouches the catch out of thin air. Gayle is dancing again and England after a period of consolidation are pegged back once more. 55/3

9.5 C Gayle to A Hales, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 55/2

9.4 C Gayle to A Hales, Landed outside off, yorker length, smashed straight back to the bowler. 54/2

9.3 C Gayle to J Bairstow, Gets down on one knee for a big slog across the line over mid-wicket but it catches the inside half of the blade and squirts to fine leg. One run added to the total. 54/2

9.2 C Gayle to J Bairstow, Digs out the yorker off the bottom edge of the bat. 53/2

9.1 C Gayle to J Bairstow, Gets forward and pushes a full delivery back to the bowler. 53/2

Chris Gayle into the attack now.

8.6 S Narine to J Bairstow, Landed outside off, dabbed towards short third man for a run. 53/2

8.5 S Narine to A Hales, Full outside off, swept towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 52/2

8.4 S Narine to A Hales, Landed outside off, spinning in, Hales is not sure whether to play at it or let it go, in the end, does both, ends up shouldering his arms and gets hit on the tummy. 51/2

8.3 S Narine to J Bairstow, Punches it off his back foot for a run. 51/2

8.2 S Narine to J Bairstow, Short again, Bairstow goes for the cut but it is too quick for him and he is beaten. 50/2

50-stand is up!

8.1 S Narine to A Hales, Short outside off, 89 kph, chopped down to point for a single. 50/2

Sunil Narine comes back. 1-0-8-0 so far. Replaces Sammy. 131 needed from 72 balls.

7.6 S Badree to J Bairstow, Quicker one, full and down the leg side at 98.8 kph, Bairstow comes down the track but fails to flick it. 49/2

7.5 S Badree to A Hales, Remains on the back foot and punches it through covers for a single. 49/2

7.4 S Badree to A Hales, Sliding down the leg side, Hales this time fails to flick it across off hsi pads. 48/2

7.3 S Badree to J Bairstow, Sliding down the leg side, Bairstow fails to work it across and they cross for a leg bye. 48/2

7.2 S Badree to A Hales, Chance of a stumping! Hales rushes down the track to smother the spin but is deceived in flight, it's a googly, spinning down and Ramdin also fumbles while collecting. They go for a bye and a direct hit at the non-striker's end would have got Hales out. Hales survives a couple of chances there! 47/2

7.1 S Badree to A Hales, FOUR! Slapped away! Badree pushes it quicker through the air at 94.1 kph, on the flatter trajectory, Hales rocks back and carts it through point. 46/2

6.6 D Sammy to J Bairstow, FOUR! Cheeky! Full on middle, 117 kph, Bairstow gets down and scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary! 13 from the over, a much-needed one for England. 138 needed from 78 balls now. 42/2

6.5 D Sammy to A Hales, Punches it away for a single. 38/2

6.4 D Sammy to A Hales, Full outside off, 122.5 kph, pushed straight down the ground. By the time Johnson Charles can get around, the batsmen cross each other twice. 37/2

6.3 D Sammy to A Hales, SIX! Just over! Short outside off, 128.8 kph, Hales pulls this over deep square leg. Andre Russell near the fence leaps to take the catch but the ball beats him. 145 needed from 81 balls now. 35/2

6.2 D Sammy to A Hales, And again, similar shot, another one mistimed, this time back to the bowler. 29/2

6.1 D Sammy to A Hales, Good length delivery outside off, mistimes his punch towards cover. 29/2

Darren Sammy into the attack now. He replaces Narine. 151 needed from 84 balls.

5.6 S Badree to A Hales, Goes on the back foot and strokes it through extra cover for one. 29/2 in the Powerplay Overs! 29/2

5.5 S Badree to A Hales, Flatter and quicker delivery, fired down the leg side, Hales failed to flick it and the keeper put in an appeal after collecting the ball. The umpire remained unmoved. There was no pad or bat involved and hence the bowler was lucky that it was not wided. 28/2

5.4 S Badree to J Bairstow, Tickles it off his pads to the leg side and rotates the strike with one. 28/2

5.3 S Badree to J Bairstow, Attempts to sweep a leg sidish delivery to the on side but misses and is struck on the pads. 27/2

5.2 S Badree to J Bairstow, Arm ball, skidding into the batsman, Bairstow goes back deep inside the crease and guides it straight to short third man. 27/2

5.1 S Badree to J Bairstow, Quicker and flatter down the leg side, whipped across through mid-wicket for a couple 27/2

4.6 S Narine to J Bairstow, Short ball on middle, 84.7 kph, hurries on to Bairstow, who goes for the pull and mistimes it through mid-wicket. Takes the single, thinks about the second, but naah, thinks the better of it. 25/2

4.5 S Narine to A Hales, On middle, 86.1 kph, worked through mid-wicket for one. 24/2

4.4 S Narine to A Hales, Landed outside off, 89.4 kph, Hales comes down the track, is not to the pitch of the ball, misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 23/2

4.3 S Narine to A Hales, FOUR! Short outside off, 91.8 kph, bounces high, Hales goes for the cut but gets a thick top edge. The ball flies past a lazy Samuel Badree at short third man who does not put in the dive and pays the price. Narine is not impressed. 23/2

4.2 S Narine to J Bairstow, Flighted outside off, 82.2 kph, Bairstow jumps out of his crease, does not pick the spin at all and mistimes it towards mid off. A quick run taken. 19/2

4.1 S Narine to A Hales, Landed outside off, spinning in, 84.5 kph, worked through mid-wicket for a single. 18/2

Sunil Narine unleashed into the attack. 163 needed off 96 balls.

3.6 S Badree to J Bairstow, Straighter one just outside off, Bairstow flashes and misses. 9 runs off the over! 17/2

3.5 S Badree to A Hales, Full delivery on middle, forced down to long on for one. 17/2

3.4 S Badree to A Hales, Quicker delivery, flat and on off, punched off the back foot to covers. 16/2

3.3 S Badree to A Hales, FOUR! The bowler is on the shorter side, outside off, Hales makes room by going deep inside the crease and cuts it firmly past point for another boundary. 16/2

3.2 S Badree to A Hales, FOUR! Fine shot! Floated full delivery on off, Hales uses his feet to get down the track and drills it past mid off for a boundary. 12/2

3.1 S Badree to A Hales, Skiddy delivery, touch short and spinning away, Hales throws his bat at it and misses. 8/2

2.6 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, Short outside off, pulled straight to short mid-wicket. 8/2

2.5 R Rampaul to A Hales, That is lucky. Length ball outside off, 136.8 kph, Hales swings hard but gets a thick inside edge which just misses the stumps. Ramdin dives to his left and brings out a poor stop, almost parries it back on to the helmet behind. A single taken. 8/2

2.4 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, Oohhh... back of a length ball outside off, 135.9 kph, Bairstow punches it towards mid off and sets off for a quick single. Direct hit could have found him two feet short of the crease. 7/2

2.3 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, Landed outside off, 136.1 kph, pushed towards covers. Hales wants the single but is sent back. 6/2

2.2 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, FOUR! Audacious! Much better shot. Similar ball, short in length outside off, 140.7 kph, Bairstow, expecting it, gets into position early and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 6/2

2.1 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, Short ball outside off, 134.7 kph, hurries onto Bairstow who mistimes his pull to mid on. 2/2

1.6 S Badree to A Hales, Cuts a shortish delivery through the line but finds point. Another fine over for West Indies. 2/2

1.5 S Badree to J Bairstow, Outside off, played through point for a run. 2/2

1.4 S Badree to J Bairstow, Wrong 'un outside off, Bairstow punches it off his back foot to covers. 1/2

1.3 S Badree to J Bairstow, Little short in length outside off, Bairstow looks to cut it and misses. 1/2

1.2 S Badree to J Bairstow, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 1/2

1.1 S Badree to A Hales, Too full in length on off, drilled to mid off for a single. 1/2

Samuel Badree to bowl from the other end.

0.6 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, Gets on the front foot and pushes a full delivery to covers. A double-wicket maiden for Rampaul, what a start! 0/2

0.5 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, Short of a length delivery on off, Bairstow defends it from the crease. 0/2

0.4 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, Back of a length delivery wide outside off, left alone. 0/2

Jonathan Bairstow to face the hat-trick ball.

0.3 R Rampaul to L Wright, OUT! First ball duck for Wright and England are on the back foot very early in the chase. Rampaul keeps it in the right channel, just outside off at 132.3 kph, Wright looks to leave it alone but is late in taking his bat out. It kisses his willow and Gayle gobbles it safely at first slip. His trademark dance follows and England are 0/2! 0/2

Luke Wright walks in at number 3, replacing Kieswetter. 180 needed from 118 balls.

0.2 R Rampaul to C Kieswetter, OUT! West Indies draw first blood and a nothing shot to get out! Rampaul darts in a length delivery, around off, Kieswetter attempts to pull it across the line but fails to get hold off it. The ball flies in the air and Pollard accepts the simplest of catches at point. 0/1

0.1 R Rampaul to C Kieswetter, Good length delivery in the channel outside off at 137.7 kph, seaming away a shade, Kieswetter feels for it and gets beaten. 0/0

Commentary (West Indies innings)

Okay! End of a fine opening day of the Super Eights. After a thrilling Super Over in the SL-NZ game, the Eng-WI contest threatened to be a one-sided affair but we had a decent game in the end. Tomorrow sees the clash between Pakistan and South Africa at 1000 GMT (1530 IST) while Australia meet India at 1400 GMT (1930 IST). Hope we get another good day of cricket. Until then, on behalf of the commentators and scorers, Adios! Take Care!

JOHNSON CHARLES HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Is very happy to have done well tonight. Feels that the pitch was similar to the ones in England, where the bowlers hit the deck hard. Says that the batsmen need to work hard to get their runs on this pitch.

Victorious West Indian captain Darren Sammy is very happy with the win and says that Ravi Rampaul's opening burst set it up. Admits that his side was a bit nervous as the pitch was good but at the same time, credits his bowlers for pulling it off. On the amount of spinners being used, he says that the bowling combination depends on the pitch. Also has a word of praise for Charles who started slowly but ended up scoring aggressively.

English skipper Stuart Broad admits that losing two wickets early had forced them to regroup. But praises Eoin Morgan for his wonderful knock. Also says that it is disappointing to lose tonight but feels that there are some positives to look at. Feels that the surface played pretty well and credits his bowlers for stopping the boundaries in the middle overs and coming back well towards the end. Also adds that West Indies got a below par score tonight, so not being able to chase that is even more disappointing!

Morgan finished on a stunning 71 from 36 balls while for the Windies, an expensive Rampaul was ironically the highest wicket-taker for West Indies with 2 scalps. The scorecard shows it to be a close catch but guess West Indies were always comfortable. Stay tuned for the presentation.

The duo hammered a 58-ball 107 for the fourth wicket and almost snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. But it was too much to do for England and they eventually succumbed by 15 runs. So! It is three out of three for England against the Windies in WT20s when it comes to losing.

A victory for West Indies but great fight from England after being to down without a run on the board. Alex Hales hung around till the final over with Bairstow giving him nice support. But the real battle came when Morgan arrived at the crease.

19.6 M Samuels to E Morgan, West Indies win by 15 runs! Samuels bowls it full and wide outside off at 124.5 kph, Morgan squeezes it through point and takes a single. A fine win for West Indies and they are all smiles. Morgan is looking disappointed as he remains unbeaten on 71 off 36 balls. He coming up the order at number 3 could have made the difference and England need to shuffles its batting order a bit for future games. Job well done by the men in maroon jersey and they are shaking hands with the opposition! 164/4

19.5 M Samuels to Jos Buttler, Darts a full delivery down the leg side, Buttler flicks it through square leg for one. 163/4

Jos Buttler is the new batsman.

19.4 M Samuels to A Hales, OUT! Smart piece of bowling by Samuels. He sees the batsman coming down the track and hurls it quicker and wider outside off. Hales fails to get bat to ball and Ramdin does the rest. A fine knock by Hales but his side needed him to score more briskly. England need 18 to win off 2! 162/4

19.3 M Samuels to E Morgan, Too full in length outside off at 121.5 kph, Morgan forces it straight to Gayle at covers and crosses. 18 needed off 3 balls! 162/3

19.2 M Samuels to E Morgan, Finds the yorker right this time, at 127.9 kph, Morgan only manages to hit it back to the bowler. Dot ball is like a gold dust. 161/3

19.1 M Samuels to E Morgan, FOUR! Fires a full delivery outside off, Morgan gives it the full whack of the bat and drills it past the diving Pollard at long off. 161/3

It was a scintillating batting show by the Windies openers as they went berserk from the word go. Both Gayle and Charles were in murderous mood and entertained the crowd with their lusty blows. The English spinners were disappointing on a wicket which was offering turn and it will be interesting to find out how England deal with the likes of Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree. Join us in a short while...

Fine comeback by England in the death overs to restrict West Indies well under 200. The start that Chris Gayle and Johnson Charles provided, they would definitely be hoping for a 200 plus total but some exemplary bowling by Stuart Broad and Steven Finn brought the Britishers back in contest.

19.6 J Dernbach to D Bravo, Great ball to finish, full and wide outside off, but inside the guide line, Bravo swings hard but misses. The batsmen take a quick bye. Dernbach is furious. 15 runs from the over, 25 off the last 2 as West Indies finish on a commanding 179/5! 179/5

19.5 J Dernbach to D Bravo, FOUR! This has not been a great over from the death-over specialist. Length ball outside off, 133.6 kph, smashed over covers for the third boundary of the over! 178/5

19.4 J Dernbach to D Bravo, FOUR! Admonished! Bravo was waiting for this. Gets a full ball outside off, picks the slower ball, 108.6 kph, stays back and smashes it straight back over the bowler's head for a boundary. 174/5

19.3 J Dernbach to A Russell, Excellent change of pace, 121.8 kph, short in length, Russell swings hard but the ball never comes! Hits his back and rolls away towards point. A leg bye taken. 170/5

19.2 J Dernbach to A Russell, FOUR! You cannot keep fielders over there. Full outside off, 133.4 kph, Russell gives it everything, looking to hack it over mid-wicket but misses. The ball goes off the outside edge past the keeper to third man! It has not been England' s day in the field. 169/5

19.1 J Dernbach to D Bravo, Low full toss outside off, 139.7 kph, slapped down to long off for a single. Russell wants the second but is sent back. 165/5

Time to get underway! Chris Gayle and Johnson Charles are the Windies openers. Steven Finn will steam in with the new ball. All set, here we go...

These two sides have played each other 8 times in T20Is, with the Windies winning 5 times. On the two occasions that these two have met in WT20, West Indies have won each time. Both chasing.

The players from both the sides are lined out in the middle for their respective national anthems.

West Indies - Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy(cap), Andre Russell, Denesh Ramdin(wkt), Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree.

England - Craig Kieswetter(wkt), Alex Hales, Luke Wright, Eoin Morgan, Jonathan Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Samit Patel, Stuart Broad(cap), Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach.

Toss - The news breaking out from the middle is that West Indies have won the toss and elected to bat! They have roped in Samuel Badree and Dwayne Bravo (back from injury) in place of Darren Bravo and Fidel Edwards. On the other hand, England have made a single change by bringing in Samit Patel in place of Tim Bresnan.

Welcome back folks. Hopefully, you all have catched your breath back after a humdinger of match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. It's time for the second game of the evening and the defending champions, England are all set to lock horns with West Indies. The Britishers faced a humiliating defeat against India in their last match as they were completely at sea against the spinners. The Caribbean side will definitely look to pack their side with spinners and test the Poms. Gayle-factor is one to watch out for England! We surely have another exciting contest on cards...

Marlon Samuels to bowl the pressure over and he has 23 runs to defend. Not a very big ask but the way Morgan is going bonkers, anything is possible. One thing is for sure, we're in for a thrilling finish and another Super Over cannot be ruled out. You can cut the tension in both camps with a knife. Here we go...

18.6 R Rampaul to A Hales, DOT BALL! Full outside off, 133.5 kph, Hales swings but misses. 16 runs from the over, Rampaul finishes with figures of 4-1-37-2 tonight. 157/3

18.5 R Rampaul to E Morgan, Full outside off, 136.7 kph, Morgan pushes it towards covers and sets off for a quick single. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end, Rampaul knocks them off with his feet, misses the ball, almost concedes an overthrow but it is well backed up. Just the single then. 157/3

100 partnership between Morgan and Hales in just 52 balls!

18.4 R Rampaul to E Morgan, SIX! Bang! Wow! That has gone, a long, long way! Full on middle, 134 kph, Morgan gets down and slogs this over long on! Miles! That's gone way into the beaches! 24 needed from 8 balls now! 156/3

18.3 R Rampaul to E Morgan, Length ball outside off, Morgan looks to cut but the ball bounces high and beats him. 150/3

18.2 R Rampaul to E Morgan, SIX! Clean as a whistle! Full outside off, 133.9 kph, Morgan gets his feet to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over long off! Kieron Pollard leaps in vain at the fence. 150/3

18.1 R Rampaul to A Hales, DROPPED but outstanding fielding from Darren Sammy! Full outside off, 134.7 kph, Hales swings hard and gets it towards mid-wicket. Sammy leaps in the air and gets a few fingertips to the ball. The ball almost reaches the boundary but Sammy sprints to the ball, dives full length and pulls it back in! Saves the boundary! Three runs taken. 144/3

18.6 S Broad to A Russell, Slashes his blade through the line at a short ball outside off and top edges it to third man for a couple. 10 runs and a wicket off it! 164/5

18.5 S Broad to A Russell, FOUR! Lucky! Broad hurls in another slower ball bouncer on middle, Russell is completely deceived but somehow manages to drag it to the long leg fence. 162/5

18.4 S Broad to A Russell, Short ball outside off, 142.4 kph, Russell jumps and attempts to slash it over the keeper but misses. 158/5

Andre Russell walks in at number 7, replacing Sammy.

18.3 S Broad to D Sammy, OUT! Slower delivery completely deceives Sammy and England have made a fine comeback in the death overs. A well disguised one, full and in the line of the stumps at 113.5 kph, Sammy is through with his massive hoick across the line early and hence misses. Stumps are disturbed and West Indies are 158/5! 158/5

18.2 S Broad to D Sammy, Short delivery outside off at 141.4 kph, Sammy stays back and whacks it just over mid off for a couple. 158/4

18.1 S Broad to D Sammy, Short ball outside off, 143 kph, slapped down to long on. They sneak back for the second. That will not amuse Broad. 156/4

A valid point by Mpumelelo Mbangwa here. He tweets, "ENG need to give Morgan more time to bat in every other game. Can't have him walking in at 5, he's their best player."

17.6 S Narine to E Morgan, Goes for a sweep across the line but it takes the inside edge and hits him on the pads. 7 runs off the over, Narine is finished, he went wicketless today! 39 needed off 12 balls! 141/3

17.6 S Narine to E Morgan, Wide! Down the leg side, Morgan fails to get any wood behind it. 141/3

17.5 S Narine to E Morgan, Little short in length on middle, Morgan goes for the pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 140/3

17.4 S Narine to E Morgan, Flighted delivery outside off, Morgan unveils a reverse paddle shot and it spoons in the air off the toe end. Badree attempts the chance with a sprint backwards from short third man but it falls in front of him. Two runs added to the total. 140/3

17.3 S Narine to A Hales, Rocks back and punches it through covers for a run. 138/3

17.2 S Narine to A Hales, Driven towards the mid on region. Two runs added to the total. 137/3

Fourth T20I fifty for Morgan. Fastest by an England player in World Twenty20!

17.1 S Narine to E Morgan, Fetches a full delivery from outside off and sweeps it through square leg for a single. 135/3

Stuart Broad is back for his final over.

17.6 J Dernbach to D Bravo, Length ball outside off, 136.6 kph, Bravo swishes and misses. 8 runs and a wicket from the over. Actually it was a great over, the first three balls went for 2 boundaries and the last 3 did not produce a single run. 154/4

Darren Sammy walks in next.

17.5 J Dernbach to J Charles, OUT! What a time to get a wicket! Low full toss outside off, 132.8 kph, Charles mistimes it high in the air and it is a simple catch for Jonathan Bairstow at long on. Charles departs for a wonderful 84 from 56 balls, WEST INDIES 154/4 IN 17.5 OVERS! 154/4

17.4 J Dernbach to J Charles, Yorker outside off, well dug out. 154/3

17.3 J Dernbach to J Charles, FOUR! Whoosh! Length ball outside off, 109.3 kph, Charles picks up the slower delivery and slogs it over mid-wicket! Mistimes it but the ball is in the gap and he gets a boundary. 154/3

17.2 J Dernbach to J Charles, Full outside off, 132.4 kph, Charles gets down for the paddle and misses. 150/3

17.1 J Dernbach to J Charles, FOUR! Slower ball from Dernbach, 111 kph, down the leg side, Charles just flicks it behind square leg and gets a boundary! Dernbach looks stumped. 150 UP FOR WEST INDIES! 150/3

Sunil Narine to bowl his final over.

16.6 R Rampaul to E Morgan, Full outside off, 142.3 kph, driven towards long off for a single. 15 from the over. 134/3

16.5 R Rampaul to E Morgan, FOUR! At last, Mr. Morgan gets his shot right. Full on middle, 135.1 kph, Morgan gets across and paddles this over short fine leg for a boundary! He has been trying that shot for ages, finally Lady Luck shows some mercy on him. 47 needed from 19 balls now. 133/3

16.4 R Rampaul to E Morgan, Now, should I call that a drop or a good fielding effort? No, I have got a better word. S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G. Absolutely stunning. Take a bow, Andre Russell. Full on middle, Morgan gets down and goes for yet another slog sweep. Nearly gets this all the way over deep square leg but Andre Russell over there, waits and waits and waits, then times his jump to perfection and hauls the ball back in! Just the two runs then. 129/3

16.3 R Rampaul to E Morgan, SIX! Oh dear, that is the third top edge on the trot! Full on middle, 124.1 kph, Morgan goes for another slog sweep and gets a top edge again! This one goes all the way over fine leg! 127/3

16.2 R Rampaul to A Hales, Yorker length on middle, 137 kph, Hales swings hard and gets a thick inside edge towards deep square leg. A run taken, 59 needed from 22 balls now. 121/3

16.1 R Rampaul to E Morgan, Full outside off, 119.4 kph, Morgan goes for the slog sweep but misses and gets a top edge. The ball goes over the keeper and lands well short of third man. A single taken. 120/3

Jade Dernbach is back on.

16.6 S Patel to J Charles, Landed outside off, 84.4 kph, slogged towards deep mid-wicket for a single. Good over from Patel, just 6 from it. 146/3

16.5 S Patel to D Bravo, This one holds a bit from the pitch, spinning away, Bravo taps it to point for a run. 145/3

16.4 S Patel to J Charles, Helps it off his pads to deep mid-wicket and ambles across for a single. 144/3

16.3 S Patel to D Bravo, Touch short in length outside off, cut through cover-point for one. 142/3

16.2 S Patel to J Charles, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. Two runs added to the total. 142/3

16.1 S Patel to D Bravo, Sliding down the leg side, the batsman fails to flick it and it ricochets off his pads to point. They cross for one leg bye. 141/3

Mini-conference going on in the middle. And Sammy has decide to give Rampaul [2-1-6-2] the ball.

15.6 C Gayle to E Morgan, In the air... and safe! Loopy delivery on middle, Morgan goes for a big hoick across the line but it catches the top edge. The ball flies behind the keeper, the short third man and the short fine leg fielder are late to react and it falls safely between them. They pick up a single. 119/3

15.5 C Gayle to A Hales, Needlessly chases a full delivery from wide outside off and fetches just a single towards sweeper cover. Had he left it, it was a wide! 118/3

15.4 C Gayle to E Morgan, Goes down on one knee and heaves it behind square leg for a run. 117/3

15.3 C Gayle to E Morgan, FOUR! Full outside off, 110.2 kph, Morgan gets down and sweeps it powerfully through long on. Dwayne Bravo runs across from long on to his left, gets to the ball but fumbles. 116/3

15.2 C Gayle to A Hales, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 112/3

15.1 C Gayle to E Morgan, Appeal for a run out! Short delivery outside off, Morgan drags it to wide long on and crosses for a quick single. Hales turns blindly for the second run, is mid-way down the track but is sent back. The throw comes to the bowler who quickly parries it to the keeper. The bails are removed, third umpire consulted but the replays show that Hales is just in. 111/3

15.6 S Finn to J Charles, Full outside off, driven through covers for a couple. 12 runs and a wicket from the over. 140/3

15.5 S Finn to J Charles, Yorker length outside off, 139.3 kph, played straight to Eoin Morgan at backward point. 138/3

15.4 S Finn to J Charles, Excellent fielding! Short ball outside off, 140.2 kph, Charles steers it over point. This one too, seems to be clearing the ropes but Jos Buttler races across from third man, jumps and palms it across and saves the boundary. Two runs taken. 138/3

15.3 S Finn to J Charles, FOUR! Excellent batting! Slower delivery, 126.9 kph, length ball outside off, Charles just gets across and only jabs it behind square leg for a boundary! This is what South Africa's Hashim Amla did to the Brits in the Proteas' UK tour recently. Kept the bowlers guessing. Finn thought that Charles would go off side again. 136/3

15.2 S Finn to J Charles, FOUR! Good length delivery angling into the batsman at 141.2 kph, Charles makes some room and steers it with lovely timing through point. The third man fielder had no chance. 132/3

Dwayne Bravo arrives in the middle at number 5.

15.1 S Finn to K Pollard, OUT! Caught! The big man departs! Great catch under pressure! Full outside off, a touch slower in pace, 130.2 kph, Pollard gets down and looks to go big over the off side but mistimes it big time. The ball goes into orbit, at point, and Luke Wright takes it safely with his fingers pointing skywards at the point fence. Just 1 for Pollard tonight, WEST INDIES 128/3 IN 15.1 OVERS! 128/3

14.6 S Narine to E Morgan, Outside off, driven down to long off for a single. 14 off the over, 38 in the last 3! 110/3

14.5 S Narine to E Morgan, SIX! Nice shot. Flighted outside off, 81.3 kph, Morgan just sits and sends this flying over long off! 50-STAND IS UP! 109/3

14.4 S Narine to A Hales, Full outside off, driven down to long off for a run. 103/3

14.3 S Narine to A Hales, Goes for the slog sweep this time but is not to the pitch of the ball and gets a top edge. The ball lands into vacant spaces at mid-wicket. Two runs taken. 78 needed from 33 balls now. 102/3

14.3 S Narine to A Hales, WIDE! Well outside off, 91.6 kph, Hales goes for the drive but is beaten. 100/3

14.2 S Narine to E Morgan, A shot which has usually brought him plenty of success but not tonight. The reverse sweep attempted, hit straight to short third man who fumbles to allow the batsmen a single. 99/3

14.1 S Narine to E Morgan, Flighted outside off, 77.9 kph, Morgan goes through with his slog sweep, has to reach out for the ball but manages to get it towards long on for a couple. 98/3

Steven Finn comes back into the attack.

14.6 S Patel to J Charles, SIX! This time he connects and it is a maximum! Flighted outside off, 85.1 kph, Charles gets down and slog sweeps it miles over mid-wicket for a 95-metre hit. 10 runs from the over! 128/2

14.5 S Patel to J Charles, Landed outside off, Charles has a massive heave across the line and misses. 122/2

14.4 S Patel to J Charles, Plays it with the spin and chips it over extra cover for a couple. 122/2

14.3 S Patel to K Pollard, In the air.... flighted full delivery outside off, spinning away, Pollard gets down the track for a big heave over covers but flies off the top edge and falls safely in front of Finn sprinting forward from sweeper cover. 120/2

14.2 S Patel to K Pollard, Tossed up delivery angling into the batsman, Pollard defends it from the crease. 119/2

14.1 S Patel to J Charles, The batsman shuffles back and the bowler follows him with a flatter delivery. Charles attempts a flat batted shot through covers but gets a little inside edge behind. The keeper fumbles and they pick a single. 119/2

Sunil Narine is back on.

13.6 C Gayle to E Morgan, Sweeps it off his pads to deep square leg for a single. If England have to win, Morgan needs to play a big one! 96/3

13.5 C Gayle to E Morgan, SIX! High and handsome, Gayle gets his own doze! Fires a full delivery into the batsman at 109.2 kph, Morgan sits down on one knee and launches it over square leg for a biggie. 95/3

13.4 C Gayle to E Morgan, Spears in a full delivery, on middle at 110.7 kph, Morgan looks to slog it across but misses and is hit on the pads. 89/3

13.3 C Gayle to A Hales, Room on offer wide outside off, Hales cuts it through point for a run. 89/3

13.2 C Gayle to E Morgan, Slider, skidding into the batsman, Morgan goes deep inside the crease and guides it to short third man for one. 88/3

13.1 C Gayle to A Hales, Darts in a fuller length delivery, Hales powers it over mid off for a single. 87/3

13.6 S Broad to K Pollard, Excellent delivery to end the over, a rising short ball outside off, 138.6 kph, the big man lets it go. A WICKET MAIDEN FROM THE ENGLAND SKIPPER! 118/2

13.5 S Broad to K Pollard, Good length delivery outside off, 143.7 kph, Pollard attempts a lazy push to third man, without moving his feet and is beaten. 118/2

Kieron Pollard is the next batsman out in the middle at number 4.

13.4 S Broad to M Samuels, OUT! Caught! Straight to the man! Another short ball outside off, 133 kph, Samuels backs away and looks to slash it over point but mistimes it straight to Eoin Morgan at point. There is hardly any celebration and it seems as if no one has realized that a wicket has fallen here. Samuels departs for 2, WEST INDIES 118/2 IN 13.4 OVERS! 118/2

13.3 S Broad to M Samuels, This is a good short ball, on middle, 137.5 kph, Samuels leaps and goes for the hook but misses. 118/1

13.2 S Broad to M Samuels, Long hop outside off, 139.5 kph, swatted straight to short mid=wicket. 118/1

13.1 S Broad to M Samuels, Short outside off, 137.1 kph, Samuels swings hard but misses. 118/1

What happened there? Morgan started to back up even before Gayle had delivered the ball and the bowler did not let go of the ball! Gayle just stood there, did a jig, attempted to take the bails off, but sportingly, did not take them off. The crowd loved that, the umpire smiled and gave a warning to Morgan who, on the other hand, was busy arguing otherwise.

12.6 M Samuels to A Hales, Yorker on middle, Hales somehow manages to dig it out to short fine leg for a single. 14 from the over. 86/3

12.5 M Samuels to A Hales, Full on middle, 122.4 kph, wow, that is even quicker than the second ball. Hales pushes it towards Kieron Pollard at long on and hares back for the second. 85/3

12.4 M Samuels to A Hales, Goes back and mistimes it straight to cover. 83/3

Third T20I fifty for Alex Hales!

12.3 M Samuels to A Hales, SIX! Audacious! Finally something in the hitting zone for England, full and outside off, 107.2 kph, Hales gets down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket! 98 needed from 45 balls now! 83/3

12.2 M Samuels to A Hales, FOUR! That is as quick as you can get, 118.5 kph, full outside off, Hales just stands his ground and punches it towards long off. The fielder there gets a bad bounce and it beats him. 77/3

12.1 M Samuels to E Morgan, Flighted outside off, 95.9 kph, Morgan comes forward then goes back and cuts it through point for a single. 73/3

Stuart Broad is back into the attack.

12.6 S Patel to J Charles, Flighted full delivery on middle at 80.8 kph, Charles gets behind the line and strokes it over the bowler's head for a couple. 118/1

12.5 S Patel to J Charles, Tossed up delivery outside off, Charles swishes and misses. 116/1

12.4 S Patel to J Charles, Beats the batsman in flight, Charles makes late adjustment and pats it with the spin to point. 116/1

12.3 S Patel to M Samuels, Looks to play it through the line but it takes the inside edge and they pick up one. 116/1

12.2 S Patel to M Samuels, Quicker full delivery on off, Samuels goes back and taps it in front of short fine leg. 115/1

Maiden T20I Fifty for Johnson Charles.

12.1 S Patel to J Charles, Flighted delivery on middle, Charles paddled it uppishly towards short fine leg. It went on a bounce to Swann and they crossed. 115/1

11.6 C Gayle to E Morgan, Flighted full delivery on off, Morgan reverse sweeps it to short third man to keep the strike. 6 runs off the over! 72/3

11.5 C Gayle to A Hales, Low full toss outside off, Hales cracks it through point for a single. They are not putting the loose balls away! 71/3

11.4 C Gayle to E Morgan, Dances to the pitch of the delivery and drills it through cover-point for a run. 70/3

11.3 C Gayle to A Hales, Little short in length on off, Hales goes back and punches it through the gap at covers for one. 69/3

11.2 C Gayle to A Hales, Spears in a full delivery, Hales gets down the track and whips it through mid-wicket for a couple. 68/3

11.1 C Gayle to A Hales, Short delivery outside off, asking to be hit but Hales punches it straight to covers. 66/3

Samit Patel is back on.

11.6 L Wright to J Charles, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 11 runs from the over. 114/1

11.6 L Wright to J Charles, WIDE! Attempted slower delivery, goes awry, 100.2 kph, Charles reaches out for the slash but misses. Wide signalled. 113/1

11.5 L Wright to J Charles, FOUR! Now, how on earth did he manage to do that? Yorker length on middle, 129.3 kph, Charles swings it back past the bowler and somehow, somehow, somehow, the ball meets the fence! 112/1

11.4 L Wright to J Charles, Slower delivery, 104 kph, down the leg side, smartly bowled on seeing the batsman move across. Charles misses his paddle sweep. 108/1

11.3 L Wright to J Charles, FOUR! Wham! Short ball outside off, 130 kph, Charles dances down the track and hammers it through the covers for a boundary! No Stopping that! 108/1

11.2 L Wright to M Samuels, Landed outside off, 130.6 kph, steered towards point for a single. 104/1

11.1 L Wright to M Samuels, Full on middle, 138.2 kph, pushed towards mid-wicket. 103/1

10.6 M Samuels to E Morgan, FOUR! Nicely done. Slightly short outside off, 113.2 kph, nicely steered behind point for a much-needed boundary. That term much-needed is also getting extinct quickly for England now. 11 runs from the over. 66/3

10.5 M Samuels to E Morgan, Full on off, watchfully defended. 62/3

10.4 M Samuels to E Morgan, Long hop outside off, chopped down behind point for a couple. 62/3

10.4 M Samuels to A Hales, WIDE! Another stumping missed by Mr. Ramdin, the only flaw in this West Indian performance tonight. Fired down the leg side, Hales jumps out of his crease, is outsmarted by the bowler, has nowhere to go, misses his flick and Ramdin fumbles as the ball goes off his pads to point. A single taken. 60/3

10.3 M Samuels to A Hales, Outside off, a touch slower, 93.8 kph, guided behind point for a run. 58/3

10.2 M Samuels to A Hales, Quicker one outside off, 113.6 kph, awkwardly defended. 56/3

10.1 M Samuels to E Morgan, Short outside off, cut behind point for a single. 56/3

Luke Wright is into the attack now. He replaces Dernbach.

Marlon Samuels is the number 3 batsman.

10.6 G Swann to C Gayle, OUT! Big, big wicket for England as the Jamaican giant takes a walk back. Swann arrows in a full delivery at 96.0 kph, Gayle looks for a big slog across the line but fails to execute it well. It balloons in the air and without making any mistake this time, Finn takes the pressure catch at wide long on. End of the entertainment for the crowd and West Indies are 103/1! 103/1

10.5 G Swann to J Charles, CHARLES DROPPED ON 39 BY STEVEN FINN! Flighted outside off, 98.2 kph, Charles looks to deposit this high into the stands but completely mistimes it. Steven Finn runs in from long off, steadies himself under it but spills the chance in the end! A single taken. 103/0

10.4 G Swann to C Gayle, Goes back and punches it down to long off for a run. 102/0

10.3 G Swann to C Gayle, SIX! Wallop! Flighted off-spinner around off, spinning away at 97.8 kph, Gayle gets inside the delivery and lofts it inside-out over covers for a fantastic maximum. 101/0

10.2 G Swann to C Gayle, Quicker delivery, touch short and around off, Gayle goes back and punches it to covers. 95/0

10.1 G Swann to C Gayle, An off-spinner from round the wicket, full and around off, Gayle leans forward and pushes it to covers. 95/0

Marlon Samuels to bowl now. Replaces Narine.

Eoin Morgan walks in at number 5, replacing Bairstow. 125 needed from 60 balls.

9.6 C Gayle to J Bairstow, OUT! Pollard takes a stinger in the deep! Gayle fires this in at 112.7 kph, fuller in length and on middle, Bairstow looks to go down town and makes good connection as well. It is destined to fly over the ropes but a certain Pollard rushes swiftly to his left and pouches the catch out of thin air. Gayle is dancing again and England after a period of consolidation are pegged back once more. 55/3

9.5 C Gayle to A Hales, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 55/2

9.4 C Gayle to A Hales, Landed outside off, yorker length, smashed straight back to the bowler. 54/2

9.3 C Gayle to J Bairstow, Gets down on one knee for a big slog across the line over mid-wicket but it catches the inside half of the blade and squirts to fine leg. One run added to the total. 54/2

9.2 C Gayle to J Bairstow, Digs out the yorker off the bottom edge of the bat. 53/2

9.1 C Gayle to J Bairstow, Gets forward and pushes a full delivery back to the bowler. 53/2

9.6 J Dernbach to C Gayle, Yorker on leg stump, 143.4 kph, Gayle stumbles but manages to get it away to mid-wicket for another single. 95/0

9.5 J Dernbach to J Charles, Full toss outside off, 140.4 kph, steered through the covers for one. 94/0

9th T20I Fifty for Chris Gayle, second against England!

9.4 J Dernbach to C Gayle, Down the leg side, tapped away for a quick single. 93/0

9.3 J Dernbach to J Charles, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a run. 92/0

9.2 J Dernbach to C Gayle, Full on middle, 111 kph, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. 91/0

9.1 J Dernbach to C Gayle, Huge appeal for caught behind! Nothing much from the bowler, an extended appeal from Craig Kieswetter, nothing from the umpire! Length ball on middle, 142 kph, Gayle looks to jab it away to the leg side but misses. There seems to be a noise as the ball goes past and Kieswetter produces a brilliant diving take to his right. Might have clipped the pad. Too close to call. 90/0

Chris Gayle into the attack now.

8.6 S Narine to J Bairstow, Landed outside off, dabbed towards short third man for a run. 53/2

8.5 S Narine to A Hales, Full outside off, swept towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 52/2

8.4 S Narine to A Hales, Landed outside off, spinning in, Hales is not sure whether to play at it or let it go, in the end, does both, ends up shouldering his arms and gets hit on the tummy. 51/2

8.3 S Narine to J Bairstow, Punches it off his back foot for a run. 51/2

8.2 S Narine to J Bairstow, Short again, Bairstow goes for the cut but it is too quick for him and he is beaten. 50/2

50-stand is up!

8.1 S Narine to A Hales, Short outside off, 89 kph, chopped down to point for a single. 50/2

Jade Dernbach is back for another spell.

8.6 G Swann to J Charles, SIX! It is raining sixes in Pallekele! Swann pushes it quicker through the air, flat and on the fuller length at 93.8 kph, Charles dances down the track and muscles it over mid-wicket for yet another biggie in the over. England are all over the place here! 90/0

8.5 G Swann to J Charles, Full outside off, Charles looks to flick but misses and the ball goes off his pads towards mid-wicket. 84/0

8.4 G Swann to J Charles, SIX! High and handsome! Tossed up delivery, an off-spinner on off at 89.3 kph, Charles shimmies down the track and smokes it over long on for a biggie. 84/0

8.3 G Swann to J Charles, FOUR! Bad ball from Swann, he serves a full delivery down the leg side at 75.7 kph, Charles opens up for a big slog across the line and guides it off the inside half of the blade to the long leg fence. 78/0

8.2 G Swann to C Gayle, Touch short in length outside off, Gayle cuts it in front of backward point and pinches a quick single. 74/0

8.1 G Swann to J Charles, Flighted delivery spinning back into the batsman, Charles gets deep inside the crease and punches it through covers for a run. 73/0

Sunil Narine comes back. 1-0-8-0 so far. Replaces Sammy. 131 needed from 72 balls.

7.6 S Badree to J Bairstow, Quicker one, full and down the leg side at 98.8 kph, Bairstow comes down the track but fails to flick it. 49/2

7.5 S Badree to A Hales, Remains on the back foot and punches it through covers for a single. 49/2

7.4 S Badree to A Hales, Sliding down the leg side, Hales this time fails to flick it across off hsi pads. 48/2

7.3 S Badree to J Bairstow, Sliding down the leg side, Bairstow fails to work it across and they cross for a leg bye. 48/2

7.2 S Badree to A Hales, Chance of a stumping! Hales rushes down the track to smother the spin but is deceived in flight, it's a googly, spinning down and Ramdin also fumbles while collecting. They go for a bye and a direct hit at the non-striker's end would have got Hales out. Hales survives a couple of chances there! 47/2

7.1 S Badree to A Hales, FOUR! Slapped away! Badree pushes it quicker through the air at 94.1 kph, on the flatter trajectory, Hales rocks back and carts it through point. 46/2

Some issue with the shape of the ball. The umpires have a look and then return it back to skipper, Broad. Swann to continue...

7.6 S Patel to C Gayle, SIX! And then there were three! Third biggie of the over! Full again, 90 kph, Gayle gets down and slog sweeps it once more to deposit the ball over mid-wicket this time! 96 metres is the distance on the radar. 19 from the over! 50TH SIX IN T20IS for Gayle! 72/0

7.5 S Patel to C Gayle, SIX! Whack! That is outta here! Flighted outside off, 82 kph, Gayle gets down and slog sweeps it over square leg! 66/0

7.4 S Patel to C Gayle, Short outside off, 86.5 kph, Gayle crunches it straight to Graeme Swann at short extra cover. 60/0

7.3 S Patel to C Gayle, SIX! Eoin Morgan completely misjudges the chance there! Short ball on middle, 88.6 kph, Gayle goes back and pulls it massively over mid-wicket. For some reason, Morgan comes running in and the ball lands behind his head, over the ropes. 60/0

7.2 S Patel to J Charles, Long hop outside off, 88.9 kph, the ball gets stuck in the pitch, Charles going for the pull, mistimes it down the ground for a single. 54/0

7.1 S Patel to J Charles, Full outside off, 86 kph, pushed back defensively. 53/0

6.6 D Sammy to J Bairstow, FOUR! Cheeky! Full on middle, 117 kph, Bairstow gets down and scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary! 13 from the over, a much-needed one for England. 138 needed from 78 balls now. 42/2

6.5 D Sammy to A Hales, Punches it away for a single. 38/2

6.4 D Sammy to A Hales, Full outside off, 122.5 kph, pushed straight down the ground. By the time Johnson Charles can get around, the batsmen cross each other twice. 37/2

6.3 D Sammy to A Hales, SIX! Just over! Short outside off, 128.8 kph, Hales pulls this over deep square leg. Andre Russell near the fence leaps to take the catch but the ball beats him. 145 needed from 81 balls now. 35/2

6.2 D Sammy to A Hales, And again, similar shot, another one mistimed, this time back to the bowler. 29/2

6.1 D Sammy to A Hales, Good length delivery outside off, mistimes his punch towards cover. 29/2

Samit Patel into the attack now. Spin from both ends then.

6.6 G Swann to J Charles, Aims to swing it across the line but it catches the inside edge and rolls to fine leg for one. 53/0

6.5 G Swann to J Charles, FOUR! Flighted full delivery on off, Charles dances to the pitch of the delivery and heaves it with the spin over mid-wicket. Fine connection and a boundary fetched. 52/0

6.4 G Swann to J Charles, Flatter delivery, outside off and holding its line, Charles pushes inside the line, looking for a turn but misses. 48/0

6.3 G Swann to C Gayle, Hurls in a skidder at 96.5 kph, full and sliding in, Gayle leans across and helps it off his pads to square leg for one. 48/0

6.2 G Swann to C Gayle, Touch short in length around off, Gayle goes back and punches it to covers. 47/0

6.1 G Swann to C Gayle, Whoa! Starts well. An off-spinner outside off, spinning away, Gayle lets it through after watching the extra spin. Narine will be licking his lips after watching that spin! 47/0

Darren Sammy into the attack now. He replaces Narine. 151 needed from 84 balls.

5.6 S Badree to A Hales, Goes on the back foot and strokes it through extra cover for one. 29/2 in the Powerplay Overs! 29/2

5.5 S Badree to A Hales, Flatter and quicker delivery, fired down the leg side, Hales failed to flick it and the keeper put in an appeal after collecting the ball. The umpire remained unmoved. There was no pad or bat involved and hence the bowler was lucky that it was not wided. 28/2

5.4 S Badree to J Bairstow, Tickles it off his pads to the leg side and rotates the strike with one. 28/2

5.3 S Badree to J Bairstow, Attempts to sweep a leg sidish delivery to the on side but misses and is struck on the pads. 27/2

5.2 S Badree to J Bairstow, Arm ball, skidding into the batsman, Bairstow goes back deep inside the crease and guides it straight to short third man. 27/2

5.1 S Badree to J Bairstow, Quicker and flatter down the leg side, whipped across through mid-wicket for a couple 27/2

Graeme Swann introduced into the attack.

5.6 S Broad to C Gayle, Outside off, 141.6 kph, short again, swatted mercilessly towards deep mid-wicket for a run. 47/0 IN THE POWERPLAY. 47/0

5.5 S Broad to J Charles, Massive LBW appeal, turned down. Outside off, 124.2 kph, Charles misses out on his flick and gets hit on the pads. Probably height was the factor. Another leg bye taken. 46/0

5.4 S Broad to C Gayle, Another short ball, England are overdoing this at the moment. Landed on middle, 142.5 kph, Gayle misses out on the pull again and the ball goes off his body towards point. A leg bye taken. 45/0

5.3 S Broad to C Gayle, Short again, but an excellent change in pace, 127.5 kph, Gayle goes for the cut but gets a bottom edge which goes on the bounce to the keeper. 44/0

5.2 S Broad to C Gayle, FOUR! Wallop! Short ball on middle, 138.1 kph, Gayle goes back and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary! 44/0

5.1 S Broad to C Gayle, Excellent yorker on leg stump, 135.3 kph, Gayle just about manages to dig it out. 40/0

4.6 S Narine to J Bairstow, Short ball on middle, 84.7 kph, hurries on to Bairstow, who goes for the pull and mistimes it through mid-wicket. Takes the single, thinks about the second, but naah, thinks the better of it. 25/2

4.5 S Narine to A Hales, On middle, 86.1 kph, worked through mid-wicket for one. 24/2

4.4 S Narine to A Hales, Landed outside off, 89.4 kph, Hales comes down the track, is not to the pitch of the ball, misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 23/2

4.3 S Narine to A Hales, FOUR! Short outside off, 91.8 kph, bounces high, Hales goes for the cut but gets a thick top edge. The ball flies past a lazy Samuel Badree at short third man who does not put in the dive and pays the price. Narine is not impressed. 23/2

4.2 S Narine to J Bairstow, Flighted outside off, 82.2 kph, Bairstow jumps out of his crease, does not pick the spin at all and mistimes it towards mid off. A quick run taken. 19/2

4.1 S Narine to A Hales, Landed outside off, spinning in, 84.5 kph, worked through mid-wicket for a single. 18/2

4.6 S Finn to J Charles, Darts in a length delivery, on middle and off at 140.2 kph, Charles gets behind the line and presents a straight bat in defense. 40/0

4.5 S Finn to J Charles, Back of a length delivery on off at 146.7 kph, Charles goes back, pushes inside the line and misses. 40/0

4.4 S Finn to J Charles, Fabulous timing! This lad is middling it quite well. Length ball on off at 146.8 kph, pushed nicely through cover-point for a couple. 40/0

4.3 S Finn to J Charles, Good length delivery angling into the batsman at 146.0 kph, Charles goes back and helps it straight to mid-wicket. 38/0

4.2 S Finn to C Gayle, Alters his length to bowl it full and down the leg side at 149.2 kph, Gayle tickles it to square leg and crosses for a run. 28/0

4.1 S Finn to C Gayle, Short of a length delivery on middle and off, seaming further away after landing at 142.4 kph, Gayle aims to slash it over point but misses. 37/0

Sunil Narine unleashed into the attack. 163 needed off 96 balls.

3.6 S Badree to J Bairstow, Straighter one just outside off, Bairstow flashes and misses. 9 runs off the over! 17/2

3.5 S Badree to A Hales, Full delivery on middle, forced down to long on for one. 17/2

3.4 S Badree to A Hales, Quicker delivery, flat and on off, punched off the back foot to covers. 16/2

3.3 S Badree to A Hales, FOUR! The bowler is on the shorter side, outside off, Hales makes room by going deep inside the crease and cuts it firmly past point for another boundary. 16/2

3.2 S Badree to A Hales, FOUR! Fine shot! Floated full delivery on off, Hales uses his feet to get down the track and drills it past mid off for a boundary. 12/2

3.1 S Badree to A Hales, Skiddy delivery, touch short and spinning away, Hales throws his bat at it and misses. 8/2

3.6 S Broad to J Charles, Length ball on middle, 144.4 kph, Charles attempts to steer it to third man but is BBP - Beaten By Pace. 11 from the over! 37/0

3.5 S Broad to J Charles, Short outside off, 139.8 kph, Charles has a wild swing, only to miss this time. 37/0

3.4 S Broad to J Charles, What a shot! Length ball outside off, 140.2 kph, Charles plays a short-arm jab over mid-wicket. The outfield is lightning quick but the fielder at deep square leg manages to stop the ball. Two runs taken. 37/0

3.3 S Broad to J Charles, FOUR! Landed outside off, 135.8 kph, Charles steers it beautifully behind point. Jonathan Bairstow hares across from third man and dives full length to his right and manages to pull it off. The batsmen do not run well, get only a couple. Oh hang on, replays indicate that while diving and pulling it in, his right leg was touching the ropes. Some work to do for the umpire then. 35/0

3.2 S Broad to C Gayle, Yorker length outside off, 137.6 kph, jabbed down to mid off. A fumble from Jade Dernbach allows a single. 31/0

3.1 S Broad to C Gayle, FOUR! That is lucky! Back of a length delivery outside off, 138.6 kph, Gayle swivels for the pull but gets a top edge. Luckily for him, third man is inside the ring and the ball sails over him! 30/0

2.6 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, Short outside off, pulled straight to short mid-wicket. 8/2

2.5 R Rampaul to A Hales, That is lucky. Length ball outside off, 136.8 kph, Hales swings hard but gets a thick inside edge which just misses the stumps. Ramdin dives to his left and brings out a poor stop, almost parries it back on to the helmet behind. A single taken. 8/2

2.4 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, Oohhh... back of a length ball outside off, 135.9 kph, Bairstow punches it towards mid off and sets off for a quick single. Direct hit could have found him two feet short of the crease. 7/2

2.3 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, Landed outside off, 136.1 kph, pushed towards covers. Hales wants the single but is sent back. 6/2

2.2 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, FOUR! Audacious! Much better shot. Similar ball, short in length outside off, 140.7 kph, Bairstow, expecting it, gets into position early and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 6/2

2.1 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, Short ball outside off, 134.7 kph, hurries onto Bairstow who mistimes his pull to mid on. 2/2

Stuart Broad brings himself into the attack.

2.6 S Finn to C Gayle, Touch short in length on middle, climbing onto the batsman, Gayle goes back for the pull shot but it jumps onto him and he mistimes his pull over the bowler's head. A single to keep the strike. 26/0

2.5 S Finn to C Gayle, FOUR! Meeting fire with fire! A short delivery, sharp one too at 146.7 kph, on middle and off, Gayle hops back, creates some room and carts it over covers for a boundary. 25/0

2.4 S Finn to C Gayle, Fraction short in length on middle and off at 152.3 kph, Gayle stays on the back foot and taps it in front of point. 21/0

Aakash Chopra tweets, "Hope Eng bowlers have realized that bouncer is most effective when used sparingly. Overdoing it on subcontinental pitches in T20 is futile!! Conditions don't change much in a T20 game, but this is different because England will be batting on a 60 overs old pitch. Wear and tear!"

2.3 S Finn to J Charles, Finn steams in and spears a 147.5 kph, on a good length again, around off, Charles tries to flick it across but is early into the shot. It brushes his pads and races to fine leg for a leg bye. 21/0

2.2 S Finn to J Charles, Another 139.8 kph delivery, on a good length outside off and holding its line, Charles pokes inside the line and is beaten. 20/0

2.1 S Finn to J Charles, Good length delivery shaping back into the batsman at 139.8 kph, Charles goes deep inside the crease and pushes it to covers. 20/0

1.6 S Badree to A Hales, Cuts a shortish delivery through the line but finds point. Another fine over for West Indies. 2/2

1.5 S Badree to J Bairstow, Outside off, played through point for a run. 2/2

1.4 S Badree to J Bairstow, Wrong 'un outside off, Bairstow punches it off his back foot to covers. 1/2

1.3 S Badree to J Bairstow, Little short in length outside off, Bairstow looks to cut it and misses. 1/2

1.2 S Badree to J Bairstow, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 1/2

1.1 S Badree to A Hales, Too full in length on off, drilled to mid off for a single. 1/2

1.6 J Dernbach to C Gayle, FOUR! Lovely shot! Full outside off, 141.3 kph, Gayle comes forward and drives it straight down the ground, beating mid off! 14 from the over! 20/0

1.5 J Dernbach to C Gayle, FOUR! Violence! Short ball on middle, 138.6 kph, Gayle rocks back and pulls it viciously over mid-wicket for a boundary! "CATCH!" was the call but it was the air which caught it. 16/0

1.4 J Dernbach to C Gayle, Down the leg side, 143.1 kph, Gayle misses out on the flick. The ball goes off his pads to Steve Finn at fine leg. The batsmen come back for the second. Leg byes indicated. 12/0

Third man comes up now and fine leg drops back.

1.3 J Dernbach to C Gayle, FOUR! Too short, not a great deal of pace, 135.8 kph, on middle, Gayle just whips it through the line across mid-wicket. 10/0

1.2 J Dernbach to C Gayle, Good length delivery on middle, 142.3 kph, watchfully defended. 6/0

1.1 J Dernbach to C Gayle, Good evening! Short ball on middle, 140.5 kph, Gayle has to duck in a hurry. One bounce for the over signalled. 6/0

Samuel Badree to bowl from the other end.

0.6 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, Gets on the front foot and pushes a full delivery to covers. A double-wicket maiden for Rampaul, what a start! 0/2

0.5 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, Short of a length delivery on off, Bairstow defends it from the crease. 0/2

0.4 R Rampaul to J Bairstow, Back of a length delivery wide outside off, left alone. 0/2

Jonathan Bairstow to face the hat-trick ball.

0.3 R Rampaul to L Wright, OUT! First ball duck for Wright and England are on the back foot very early in the chase. Rampaul keeps it in the right channel, just outside off at 132.3 kph, Wright looks to leave it alone but is late in taking his bat out. It kisses his willow and Gayle gobbles it safely at first slip. His trademark dance follows and England are 0/2! 0/2

Luke Wright walks in at number 3, replacing Kieswetter. 180 needed from 118 balls.

0.2 R Rampaul to C Kieswetter, OUT! West Indies draw first blood and a nothing shot to get out! Rampaul darts in a length delivery, around off, Kieswetter attempts to pull it across the line but fails to get hold off it. The ball flies in the air and Pollard accepts the simplest of catches at point. 0/1

0.1 R Rampaul to C Kieswetter, Good length delivery in the channel outside off at 137.7 kph, seaming away a shade, Kieswetter feels for it and gets beaten. 0/0

Jade Dernbach to bowl from the other end.

0.6 S Finn to J Charles, FOUR! Looking London, talking Tokyo! Finn arrows in a back of a length delivery, around off at 149.1 kph, Charles stays back to work it across but it flies off the outside edge and screams away to the third man boundary. 6/0

0.5 S Finn to J Charles, Another excellent ball by Finn, darts in a length delivery around off at 146.3 kph, Charles feels for it but the ball nips away to beat the edge. 2/0

0.4 S Finn to J Charles, Sharp delivery, on a good length outside off at 148.5 kph, Charles pushes inside the line and misses. 2/0

0.3 S Finn to J Charles, Fast and furious delivery again, at 144.7 kph, full and seaming down the leg side, Charles fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 2/0

0.2 S Finn to J Charles, Good length delivery on middle at 148.1 kph, Charles turns it with excellent timing through mid-wicket for a couple. This is a good batting wicket! 2/0

0.1 S Finn to J Charles, Starts well by spearing a full delivery into the batsman, Charles gets behind the line and pushes it straight to mid on. 0/0

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