W Indies vs England
West Indies' second win in a row means Thursday's final match at the same venue is now a dead rubber. They always looked in control of the run chase, although there was a brief opening for England when Bresnan struck twice in the 17th over. Sammy quickly shut the door on that idea. England actually played well after slumping to 26-3 early on and may look back ruefully on the 45-minute rain break that stalled their innings just when Buttler was taking the bowling apart. Thanks for your company today and good night.
Over 19 - West Indies 155/5 (Sammy 30, Bravo 8)
Sammy comes up big, finishing the match with seven balls to spare amid a flurry of boundaries. He twice lofts Bresnan down the ground for six and then rocks back to cut the winning four. West Indies win by five wickets to clinch the series.
Over 18 - West Indies 136/5 (Sammy 13, Bravo 7)
Dernbach twice pays the price for missing his length. With third-man inside the circle, Bravo's top-edged pull disappears for four and, later in the over, a full toss is muscled for six by Sammy to midwicket. West Indies need 17 off 12 balls.
Over 17 - West Indies 122/5 (Sammy 1, Bravo 5)
Bravo, one of two new batsmen suddenly thrust into a pressure situation, opens his account with a square drive for four. Classy shot. West Indies need 31 from 18 balls. Bresnan has one over left from this end, Dernbach will take the final two from the other.
Russell c Hales Bresnan 2
Bresnan is on a hat-trick after Russell top edges a heave high in the air and Hales, moving in off the long-on boundary, reverses his hands to take the catch.
Samuels c Hales b Bresnan 28
Game on! Samuels is caught low down by Hales moving to his left at long-on. Samuels cleared the front leg but didn't get enough bat on the shot, surprised by a shorter length from Bresnan.
Over 16 - West Indies 116/3 (Samuels 28, Russell 2)
Bopara returns for his final over, giving up three singles to complete figures of 1-10 from his four overs, including 14 dots. West Indies need 37 from 24 balls.
Over 15 - West Indies 113/3 (Samuels 26, Russell 1)
Samuels moves up a gear at the start of Wright's over, clearing his front leg to smash a six back over the bowler's head and following up with a leg-glance for four. Simmons' departure brings Russell to the middle and he gets off the mark with a single to third-man. West Indies need 40 from 30 balls.
Simmons c Buttler b Wright 19
Simmons chases a big drive and gets an outside edges to Buttler, who takes the catch standing up at the stumps. Smashed into his glove and he managed to hang on.
Over 14 - West Indies 100/2 (Samuels 14, Simmons 19)
Parry doesn't give it as much flight as Tredwell, pushes it through quicker. He finds a better length in his second over and gives up just four singles. West Indies need 53 from 36 balls
Over 13 - West Indies 96/2 (Samuels 12, Simmons 17)
Bopara's final over is being saved for later and his fellow medium pacer Wright is into the attack for the first time in the series. Wright's line is erratic but he gets away with it until Simmons cuts an off-cutter for four.
Over 12 - West Indies 89/2 (Samuels 11, Simmons 11)
Tough introduction to T20 internationals for left-arm spinner Parry. He is consistently too short during an over costing 13 runs, including two fours for Simmons, both cut behind square.
Over 11 - West Indies 76/2 (Samuels 8, Simmons 1)
Simmons is the new batsman and gets off the mark by gliding a single down to third-man. Bopara has bowled 11 dots out of his 18 deliveries. Just two singles - plus Gayle's wicket - from his latest over leaves West Indies needing 77 from 54 balls.
Gayle b Bopara 36
Gayle cuts a back-of-the-hand slower ball from Bopara onto his off-stump. Bopara had come round-the-wicket to the left-hander, cramping him for room and finding his bottom edge.
Over 10 - West Indies 74/1 (Gayle 36, Samuels 7)
Gayle comes down the pitch at Tredwell, is deceived in the flight but follows through anyway and the ball ends up on the roof of the stand at long-on. This one at least bounces back. Tredwell finishes with 0-27 from his four overs.
Over 9 - West Indies 66/1 (Gayle 29, Samuels 6)
Dropped! Samuels gets a thin edge on a Bopara delivery that bounced more than expected but Buttler, standing up at the stumps, doesn't get a glove on it before it hits him in the chest. Samuels was playing with an open face, trying to run it down to third-man. Gayle pulls just short of Morgan at midwicket later in the over. Bopara is again impressing with the ball.
Over 8 - West Indies 62/1 (Gayle 27, Samuels 4)
Gayle almost drags a sweep around his legs and back onto the stumps. Just three singles in Tredwell's latest over. West Indies still have the required-rate (7.58) well under control. They need 91 runs from 72 balls.
Over 7 - West Indies 59/1 (Gayle 26, Samuels 2)
Bopara is into the attack and starts with five dots! Samuels does at least work a single to square-leg from the final ball. Bopara is keeping a tight wicket-to-wicket line, nipping it back a touch off the seam.
Over 6 - West Indies 58/1 (Gayle 26, Samuels 1)
Tredwell continues for the final over of the powerplay. The first ball is short and Gayle pulls it for six, comfortably clearing midwicket with a long, easy swing of the bat. Tredwell responds well, outfoxing Gayle with changes of line and flight, hitting him on the pads a couple of times. The umpire is not interested in Tredwell's lbw appeals, rightly so.
Over 5 - West Indies 52/1 (Gayle 20, Samuels 1)
Dernbach's switch of ends pays off, Smith's exit bringing Samuels to the crease to join Gayle. Samuels, fresh from his 69 not out in the first game, gets going with an edged single to third-man.
Smith c Bresnan b Dernbach 30
Smith gets a leading edge to Bresnan at extra cover, bringing an end to his bright and breezy 16-ball contribution. Dernbach celebrates with his 'lawnmower' celebration.
Over 4 - West Indies 44/0 (Smith 26, Gayle 18)
Bold move from Morgan, bringing his main spinner Tredwell into the attack during the powerplay. Gayle plays out three dots but then makes his move, advancing to drive for four and lofting the next one for a huge six just to the leg-side of straight. He blocks the final delivery of the over with a text-book forward defence, almost mocking Tredwell.
Over 3 - West Indies 34/0 (Smith 26, Gayle 8)
Smith is teeing off; he hits two sixes in Bresnan's over, the first edged just over the rope at third-man and the second nothing more than a chip towards midwicket.
Over 2 - West Indies 20/0 (Smith 13, Gayle 7)
Jade Dernbach shares the new ball with Bresnan. Lumb hurt his leg trying to catch that Smith skier in the first over and has gone off. Stokes is on the field in his place. The over is a quiet one until the final delivery, which Gayle steps down and launches over the the stand at midwicket. It landed on the corrugated roof and bounced out of the ground.
Over 1 - West Indies 12/0 (Smith 12, Gayle 0)
Adventurous opening over for Smith. He plays and misses at Bresnan's first ball, lofts a drive just out of reach of Lumb running back from mid-off and then hammers a pair of short balls for four and six respectively.
End of innings
How good a total is that from England? Hales says he thinks it's "five or 10" short of par but the tourists would certainly have taken it when they were 26-3.
Over 20 - England 152/7 (Wright 7)
Bravo's lone blemish in a final over costing nine runs was a length delivery that was dispatched back over his head for six by Bresnan.
Bresnan c Ramdin b Bravo 7
Bresnan edges behind having a big swing at the final ball of the innings.
Over 19 - England 143/6 (Wright 5, Bresnan 0)
Santokie was described as a left-arm version of Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga by Marcus Trescothick during the rain break. You can see what he means, minus about 20mph in pace. In between the wickets of Buttler and Bopara, new batsman Wright got off the mark with a first-ball four back over Santokie's head.
Bopara c Bravo b Santokie 14
Santokie strikes again with the last delivery of his allocation, Bopara sending a catch to Bravo moving to his left at deep long-off. Santokie finishes with 4-21.
Buttler c Sammy b Santokie 67
Buttler departs to the first ball of Santokie's second spell, slicing a drive to Sammy moving backwards from point. Buttler hit five fours and three sixes in his 43-ball stay.
Over 18 - England 136/4 (Buttler 67, Bopara 13)
Bravo continues to send down his slower-ball variations and the over is going well until the final ball, which is driven flat over mid-on for six by Buttler. Bravo got the length wrong.
Over 17 - England 121/4 (Buttler 58, Bopara 11)
Russell's left with a stinging hand after fielding Bopara's firmly-struck drive in his follow-through. Buttler tries his trademark ramp but only gets a single and, later in the over, swings himself off his feet only to drive straight at cover. The final ball, a full toss, is dispatched back over the bowler for four by Buttler.
Over 16 - England 117/4 (Buttler 52, Bopara 9)
Bopara waits and waits, and then waits some more, before pulling Bravo's slower-ball bouncer to the square-leg boundary. He split the two fielders back on the fence. Bravo is dealing almost exclusively in slower balls. Just singles for the remainder of the over.
Over 15 - England 109/4 (Buttler 50, Bopara 3)
Russell returns to finish off the final three balls of his over after a delay of around 45 minutes. Buttler pushes a single into the leg-side to complete a 33-ball half-century (4x4, 2x6), his second in T20 internationals.
The rain has stopped and the covers are being removed. Play will restart in 10 minutes, no overs lost.
The heavy shower has passed though the Kensington Oval but the rain hasn't actually stopped yet, some light 'mizzle' is hanging around. No overs have been lost yet.
Nick Knight says the game is 'evenly poised' at the rain delay. The break has come at a bad time for England because Buttler was dominating. Still, it's been an excellent fightback from the tourists from 26-3. They looked like they might fold at that point.
A large dark cloud moves over the ground and the rain starts falling. The umpires waste little time in calling for the covers. The local experts say this will just be a passing shower...
Over 14 - England 104/4 (Buttler 48, Bopara 0)
Bravo, the latest West Indies seamer into the firing line, ends the 76-run, Hales-Buttler stand but only after dropping Buttler off his own bowling from a skied drive. He called for the catch despite others being better placed and it clanged off his outstretched fingers into the ground. Bopara replaces Hales but he'll have to wait to face his first ball as Buttler keeps the strike with a single.
Hales c Simmons b Bravo 40
Hales' 36-ball innings ends with a catch to Simmons on the midwicket boundary. Right down his throat.
Over 13 - England 98/3 (Hales 38, Buttler 44)
A short ball from Rampaul is heaved for six by Hales with a full extension of the arms. Hales pulls another short ball later in the over just short of Smith on the square-leg boundary. Buttler finishes the over by lofting a six to straight midwicket. Stand and deliver.
Over 12 - England 82/3 (Hales 30, Buttler 36)
Sammy's first delivery is short and pulled for four by Buttler. Dropped! Gayle gets his left hand on a diving chance from Hales at backward point. Would have been some catch but didn't stick. Buttler flat bats another four down the ground and then scoops for six over his left shoulder. What a shot! That brings up the half-century stand from 41 balls. A single down the ground makes it 17 from the over and allows Buttler to keep the strike. Take a rest Darren.
Over 11 - England 65/3 (Hales 29, Buttler 19)
Good over from Rampaul, just four singles from it. He's anticipating what the batsmen are going to do and making the necessary adjustments. Buttler backed away and Rampaul followed him, jamming in the yorker.
Over 10 - England 61/3 (Hales 27, Buttler 17)
Hales comes down the track at Samuels to loft the first six of the innings over straight midwicket. Sweet strike, almost went out of the ground. The ball is eventually found and returned. Hales also picked up a pair of twos earlier in the over and keeps the strike with a drop-and-run single. A total of 12 runs from the over make it England's best of the innings.
Over 9 - England 49/3 (Hales 17, Buttler 16)
Ravi Rampaul is on to replace Badree at the Joel Garner End. His first ball is short and flies to the boundary, one bounce, via Buttler's outside edge. He was aiming at midwicket. Dropped! Hales advances, doesn't get close to the pitch, follows through anyway and drives high in the air. Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin over-runs the ball as it swirls in the air and, in the end, fails to lay a glove on it reaching back. Rampaul is mixing up his pace, bowling a few cutters, following Santokie's example.
Over 8 - England 39/3 (Hales 15, Buttler 9)
Samuels, one of three players fined part of their match fee for a verbal altercation during the series opener (Bopara and Sammy were the others), is into the attack. Buttler collects four via a square drive despite the best efforts of Santokie sticking out his left boot on the boundary. Samuels is round-the-wicket to Buttler, who keeps the strike with a single forced into the covers off the back foot.
Over 7 - England 34/3 (Hales 15, Buttler 4)
Badree bowls mainly googlies and over-spinners that shoot through a bit quicker. Not many leg-breaks. Four singles in the over means Badree finishes with 1-16, including 12 dot balls. Job done again from the veteran Trinidad leg-spinner.
Over 6 - England 30/3 (Hales 13, Buttler 2)
Thick outside edge gets Buttler off the mark first ball. Santokie is bowling wicket-to-wicket at about 75 mph. Hales is fortunate an inside-edged cut doesn't got back onto his stumps. England managed to hit two fours during the powerplay.
Over 5 - England 26/3 (Hales 11, Buttler 0)
Buttler comes out to join Hales with England approaching crisis point and still in the powerplay. Hales might have gone earlier in Badree's over, the umpire turning down an lbw shout. Didn't look much wrong with it.
Morgan c Simmons b Badree 3
Morgan top edges a slog-sweep straight to Lendl Simmons on the square-leg boundary.
Over 4 - England 23/2 (Hales 10, Morgan 2)
New batsman Morgan, another left-hander, is off the mark with a couple run down to third-man via a controlled outside edge from the final delivery of Santokie's over.
Ali lbw b Santokie 5
Moeen departs in similar fashion to fellow left-hander Lumb, lbw after moving right across his stumps. This time the ball pitched, in fact it was a cutter that came back past Ali's heave. Not a great shot. He'd picked up a four off his pads the previous ball and was attempting to repeat the dose.
Over 3 - England 15/1 (Hales 10, Ali 1)
Ali comes in ahead of Wright at No 3. He is beaten outside off-stump by Badree first ball but gets off the mark and retains the strike with a single down the ground.
Over 2 - England 13/1 (Hales 9, Ali 0)
Santokie's a 29-year-old left-arm seamer from Jamaica with a low-slung action. Not that quick. Playing in his fourth T20 international today. A short-form specialist. He almost had Hales as well earlier the over, the right-hander driving square for a couple but only just short of a diving Smith at backward point.
Lumb lbw b Santokie 4
Lumb goes right across his stumps and is struck on the pad by a full toss. It was adjacent with off-stump but Lumb isn't happy with the decision but replays don't appear to show an inside edge. No DRS in T20 internationals so he has to go.
Over 1 - England 8/0 (Lumb 3, Hales 5)
Leg-spinner Badree claimed 3-17 opening the bowling in the first game and, no surprise, he again takes the first over for West Indies. Michael Lumb is off the mark first ball with a single to square-leg. Hales, who was stumped given Badree the charge on Sunday, cuts the first four of the day. He took it off the stumps but it was a well controlled shot. Bit of turn for Badree straight away.
We're using a different pitch from Sunday but it looks the same and Morgan said at the toss that he expects it to play the same. Good for batting and spin bowling, not so much fun for the seamers.
Smith, Gayle, Samuels, Simmons, Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Ramdin (wkt), Sammy (capt), Santokie, Rampaul, Badree
Narine sits out
West Indies are not going to risk Narine today. He's got a sore knee and wasn't moving too well during the warm-up. Left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie replaces Narine in the only change to West Indies' starting XI.
Hales, Lumb, Wright, Morgan (capt), Buttler (wkt), Bopara, Ali, Bresnan, Tredwell, Parry, Dernbach
England have made two changes to their team, handing T20 international debuts to Ali and Parry at the expense of the injured Broad and Ben Stokes.
England's stand-in captain Morgan called correctly at the toss and has chosen to bat first.
England's 27-run defeat in the series opener on Sunday means they have now lost six of their last seven completed matches in the format. They are also without skipper Stuart Broad for the remainder of this three-match series due to a knee problem and have confirmed Ian Bell will replace Joe Root in the World T20 squad, which follows in Bangladesh after this series. Root has a broken thumb. It was West Indies' spinners - Samuel Badree, Marlon Samuels and Sunil Narine - who scuppered England's run chase on Sunday. The tourists picked only one frontline twirler, James Tredwell, but are sure to rectify that today, with Lancashire's Stephen Parry in line for his T20 international debut. Eoin Morgan's fitness (he's got an ongoing knee problem) and Luke Wright's poor form with the bat means there could be quite a few changes to the England line-up. If Morgan's not playing, it's not entirely clear who would captain the side. Bell probably. All will be revealed shortly.
Welcome to our coverage of the second Twenty20 international between West Indies and England at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. Play starts at 6pm GMT.
- 11th Mar 2014
- England won the toss and elected to bat.
- Kensington Oval
- G O Brathwaite, P J Nero
- TV Umpire
- N Duguid
- Match Referee
- A J Pycroft
- Reserve Umpire
- J S Wilson
w indies BATTING CARD
|D.R. Smith||c Bresnan b Dernbach||30|
|C.H. Gayle||b Bopara||36|
|M.N. Samuels||c Hales b Bresnan||28|
|L.M.P. Simmons||c Buttler b Wright||19|
|A.D. Russell||c Hales b Bresnan||2|
|D.J.G. Sammy||Not out||30|
|D.J. Bravo||Not out||8|
|Total||18.5 Overs||155 - 5|