England in West Indies, 5 ODI Series, 2019

West Indies vs England - 1st ODI

Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Date & Time: 20 February 2019

England 364/4

RR: 7.47 | England beat West Indies by 6 wickets

commentary

Done and dusted with this high-scoring encounter. It turned out to be a one-sided affair as England's batting quality proved to be too hot to handle for the home team. The second ODI once again will be here in Barbados. Do join us on 22nd February at 1100 local (1500 GMT) for all the action. Cheers!

England's skipper, Eoin Morgan says he is very pleased with the calmness they showed during the chase. On the surface, he reckons it was brilliant. Credits the way Jason Roy and Joe Root played. Feels the two complement each other and if they get away, the oppositions are in for a rough time. Mentions Adil Rashid played a huge part in pegging the Windies back. Admits they did not have a great day in the field and he hopes they can improve. Ends by saying all the three departments are strong but they need to keep improving.

Man of the Match, Jason Roy says that the surface was good. Mentions the total was a daunting one but they got off to a good start and they just capitalized. Further adds that he wanted to step up with the bat especially after dropping Gayle on 9 and he feels he did so. Reckons that he rotated the strike well with Root and did not let the pressure build. Ends by saying they have to continue working hard and be hungry for more success.

Windies' skipper, Jason Holder credits his batters for the way they batted. He feels they did not bowl that well in this game. Appreciates the way Chris Gayle played and says it is really good to see the way he played. Mentions the energy and the body language was not up to the mark today. Ends by saying they need to be more clinical moving ahead.

The bowling from Windies was below standard. To add to that, their fielding was also not up to the mark. That never allowed the home team to build any momentum and in spite of posting a big total, they got beaten quite comprehensively. Earlier in the afternoon, the Gayle-storm struck Barbados as it was total carnage. The Jamaican giant hammered a superlative hundred and steered Windies to 360, however, lack of disciplined bowling and fielding, cost them the match.

A commanding performance by England. They were after a big target but overhauled it with a minimum of fuss. Their openers laid a strong platform by providing a blazing start. Jason Roy showed scintillating form and scored a fluent century. Not even once in the run chase England looked under pressure. Joe Root anchored quite efficiently with a ton and he along with Eoin Morgan powered the touring team on the brink of victory which later on was achieved with 8 balls to spare. This is also their highest successful run chase in ODIs and the third highest overall.

48.4
4
J Holder to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Buttler ends it on his very first ball! Full and on the pads, it is flicked through mid-wicket and the ball races to the fence. All smiles in the English camp and the customary handshakes take place as ENGLAND WIN BY 6 WICKETS!

Jos Butler is the next man in.

48.3
0
J Holder to Joe Root, OUT! It's a legal ball. Root does not hit the winning runs. He departs immediately after getting his ton. A high full toss on middle, Root pulls it but finds Pooran at deep square leg who takes a comfortable catch. Root, however, asks Stokes to complete the run as he feels it is above the waist. The umpire goes upstairs and the third umpire rules it in the favour of the bowler.

Have the Windies got the English Test skipper? They have gone upstairs to check for the waist high full toss.

Holder pulls out at the very end.

48.3
0
J Holder to Joe Root, SCORES LEVEL! Down the leg side, Root looks to flick but misses. It's called a wide.
48.2
4
J Holder to Joe Root, FOUR! 100 for Root now! Finished the Test series with a ton and now starts the ODI series with one. His 14th. A full ball outside off, Root at the very end opens the face of the bat and drives it square on the off side. Boundary. Takes his helmet off and roars in delight. A very well crafted innings.
48.1
0
J Holder to Ben Stokes, A little too straight. Stokes looks to flick but misses. It hits his pads and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken. A biggie away now.
47.6
1
C Brathwaite to Ben Stokes, Shuffles across and then whips it towards deep mid-wicket for a run. 7 more needed.
47.6
0
C Brathwaite to Ben Stokes, Way wide outside off, left alone. The umpire signals it as a wide.
47.5
1
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, Root moves onto 98 as he pulls it to fine leg and gets to the other end.
47.4
1
C Brathwaite to Ben Stokes, A full toss outside off, Stokes looks to hit it but it goes off the outside edge to third man for a single.
47.3
1
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, Very full and on the pads, Root works it to a very fine fine leg for a run. 350 up. 11 more needed.
47.2
1
C Brathwaite to Ben Stokes, Drags his length back and bowls it closer to the off pole, Stokes hits it through covers and takes a single.
47.2
0
C Brathwaite to Ben Stokes, Another one which is outside the off side tramline. Wided.
47.1
0
C Brathwaite to Ben Stokes, Full and wide outside off again, Stokes swings but misses.
47.1
0
C Brathwaite to Ben Stokes, Full and wide outside off, it is outside the tramline. It has been wided.
46.6
1
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, On the pad, Stokes flicks it to leg side and takes a single.
46.5
4
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Superbly driven. Outside off, Stokes drives through covers and is successful in finding the gap. The ball runs down to the boundary.
46.4
0
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, Bouncer on body, Ben looks to pull but fails to make proper contact. He gets hit on the gloves.
46.3
0
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, Outside off, Ben cuts it to point.
46.2
1
O Thomas to Joe Root, Around off, Root drives it through covers for a sharp single.
46.1
1
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, Shortish and on the body, Stokes tries to defend but is caught by the extra bounce on it. Ends up hitting it aerially towards mid-wicket for a run.
45.6
1
J Holder to Ben Stokes, On middle, Ben drives it to mid on and takes a single.
45.5
0
J Holder to Ben Stokes, Again on off, Ben punches it to covers. 3rd consecutive dot ball.
45.4
0
J Holder to Ben Stokes, Fullish on off, driven to covers by Ben.
45.3
0
J Holder to Ben Stokes, Shorter delivery outside off, Stokes leaves it alone.
45.2
1
J Holder to Joe Root, Around off, Root pulls it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
45.1
1
J Holder to Ben Stokes, Lands it outside off, Stokes pushes it to point. The batsmen change ends.

Jason Holder is back on.

44.6
1
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, On a shortish length, Stokes pulls it all along the ground towards deep square leg for a single.
44.6
0
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, A bumper down the leg side, Stokes goes for the pull but misses. Wided.
44.5
1
O Thomas to Joe Root, On the shorter side, Root pulls it all along the ground to deep square leg for a run.
44.4
1
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, Slaps this through covers and gets to the other end.
44.3
4
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Edgy! Full toss at 140 kph. Ben Stokes throws his bat at it, the ball though flies off the outside edge and to the third man fence.
44.2
2
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, This is clipped through mid-wicket and the batsmen run two.
44.1
1
O Thomas to Joe Root, Good length on off, Root opens the face of the bat and drives it square on the off side for a single.
43.6
0
A Nurse to Ben Stokes, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
43.5
0
A Nurse to Ben Stokes, Beaten! On a good length and the ball scoots in towards the batsman. Stokes swings at it but misses, the ball though misses the off pole by inches.
43.4
0
A Nurse to Ben Stokes, Shortish and outside leg, Ben looks to play it on the leg side but gets rapped up on the thigh pad.
43.3
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, On the leg stump line, Root flicks it to leg side and takes a single.
43.2
1
A Nurse to Ben Stokes, On off, driven to covers by the batsman. A single off it.
43.2
0
A Nurse to Ben Stokes, Wide. Bowls it wide on the off side.
43.1
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, Fullish on middle, Root pushes it to mid off. The batsmen take a single.
42.6
0
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, A touch short and on middle, Stokes gets squared up in defense. 3 runs and a wicket from this over.
42.5
0
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, Shortish and on middle, Stokes defends it from the back foot.

Ben Stokes arrives in the middle.

42.4
0
O Thomas to E Morgan, OUT! Against the run of play, Windies get a breakthrough. Too late though. Just 40 more needed for England off 44 balls. A length delivery outside off at 143 kph, Morgan throws his bat at it but fails to middle his attempted shot. Ends up chipping it towards Holder at mid off who takes a good low catch. The 116-run association is broken.
42.3
0
O Thomas to E Morgan, A little short in length on middle, not much room to work with. Morgan plays it from the crease to point.
42.2
1
O Thomas to Joe Root, Root uses his long reach to drive it through covers for a single.
42.1
1
O Thomas to E Morgan, A good length ball on off, Eoin taps it down towards cover-point for one.
42.1
0
O Thomas to E Morgan, Wide! Thomas steams in and bowls a length delivery way wide outside off, Morgan reaches out for it but fails to connect.

Oshane Thomas is back on.

41.6
1
A Nurse to E Morgan, Outside off, Morgan nudges it to backward point for a single.
41.5
0
A Nurse to E Morgan, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
41.4
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, On the stumps, Root sweeps it to leg side and reaches the non-striker's end.
41.3
1
A Nurse to E Morgan, Around off, Morgan pushes it to covers and takes a quick single.
41.2
6
A Nurse to E Morgan, SIX! Flatter one this time from Morgan. Around the stump line, Morgan gets to the ball and sweeps it over the square leg fence for a maximum.
41.1
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, Full toss on the pad, flicked away to square leg for a single by Root.
40.6
2
D Bishoo to E Morgan, Sweeps it nicely through backward square leg and takes two.
40.5
1
D Bishoo to Joe Root, Worked through mid-wicket and the batsmen cross ends.
40.4
1
D Bishoo to E Morgan, Down the leg side, Morgan flicks it towards short fine leg for another single. Singles will do it for England.
40.3
1
D Bishoo to Joe Root, Slower through the air on off, Root waits for it and then guides it towards poinr for a single.
40.2
1
D Bishoo to E Morgan, Whips it down to long on and gets to the other end.
40.1
0
D Bishoo to E Morgan, On the off stump, Morgan leans forward and defends it.

Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the game.

39.6
1
A Nurse to E Morgan, Outside off, Morgan cuts it to point and reaches the non-striker's end. End of a really good over from Windies' point of view. Just 3 came off this one.
39.5
0
A Nurse to E Morgan, On middle and leg, Morgan drives it to mid on.
39.4
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, On middle, Root cuts it to covers. The batsmen take a single.
39.3
0
A Nurse to Joe Root, On off, Root drives it to covers.
39.2
0
A Nurse to Joe Root, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
39.1
1
A Nurse to E Morgan, Flatter on off, Morgan drives it to mid on. 300 up for England with this single.
38.6
0
D Bishoo to Joe Root, On the stumps, kept out. A dot to end an expensive over. 15 from it. The equation is less than a run-a-ball now. 62 needed in 66.
38.5
1
D Bishoo to E Morgan, Slows it up and bowls it on middle, Morgan goes back and works it through mid-wicket for a run. His fifty also comes up, 42nd in ODIs. He too has brought it up in quick time. His partnership with Root has taken England on the brink of victory here.
38.4
4
D Bishoo to E Morgan, FOUR! So easy for Morgan. Another reverse sweep and he plays it so well. Gets it right off the middle and to the backward point fence.
38.3
0
D Bishoo to E Morgan, Flatter and quicker on middle, Morgan pushes it back to the bowler.
38.2
6
D Bishoo to E Morgan, SIX! Power this time! Short and on middle, Morgan rocks back quickly and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. 10 from the first two balls in this over.
38.1
4
D Bishoo to E Morgan, FOUR! Misfield! Morgan brings out the reverse sweep, he does play it well towards short third. Nurse there dives over it and it races to the fence. Nurse has had a forgetful day in the field.

Devendra Bishoo is back to bowl.

37.6
1
J Campbell to E Morgan, Driven through mid on by Morgan and he will keep the strike in the next over with this single.
37.5
1
J Campbell to Joe Root, Brings his length back and serves it on off, Root pulls this one to mid-wicket and takes a single.
37.4
2
J Campbell to Joe Root, Shortish on middle, Root pulls it to mid-wicket and runs hard for the second.
37.3
4
J Campbell to Joe Root, FOUR! Another one to perfection. Fullish on middle, Root drives it hard over the bowler to long off and bags himself the second boundary of the over.
37.2
4
J Campbell to Joe Root, FOUR! A confident one from Root. On off, Root stands tall to it and lofts it over covers. A boundary results.
37.1
1
J Campbell to E Morgan, Around off, Morgan cuts it to point and takes a single.
36.6
1
C Brathwaite to E Morgan, Pulled nicely but too close to the fine leg fielder. Only a single. 8 from the over.
36.5
1
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, Opens the face of the bat and drives it square on the off side for a single.
36.4
0
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, Outside off, Root looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
36.3
0
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, Ouch! Not very short this one, Root still goes for the pull. He misses to get hit near the box.
36.2
1
C Brathwaite to E Morgan, Chops this one to point and gets to the other end quickly.
36.2
0
C Brathwaite to E Morgan, Wide! Down the leg side, Morgan fails to flick and it has been wided.
36.1
4
C Brathwaite to E Morgan, FOUR! It runs away very quickly! Short and outside off, Morgan looks to cut but it is very close to play that shot. Still, it flies off the outside edge and races to the third man fence.
35.6
1
A Nurse to E Morgan, Punched off the back foot by the batsman to long on. They pick up a single.
35.5
6
A Nurse to E Morgan, SIX! It was looking good so far with all the singles but here comes a biggie at the end. Shortish on leg, Morgan pulls it over the square leg fence and gets a maximum.
35.4
0
A Nurse to E Morgan, On the leg stump line, Morgan drives it to mid on.
35.3
0
A Nurse to E Morgan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
35.2
0
A Nurse to E Morgan, Outside off, pushed to covers by Morgan.
35.1
0
A Nurse to E Morgan, On middle, the batsman defends it off the front foot.
34.6
4
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, TOP EDGE, FOUR! Short and outside off, Root looks to cut but gets a top edge. It flies towards Nurse. He comes running in and dives but can't get to it. He does not even stop it and it rolls over the fence.
34.5
1
C Brathwaite to E Morgan, Slower one again, Morgan looks to nudge it but misses. It hits the thigh pad and rolls towards square leg. The batsmen take a run. No signal from the umpire so there might be an inside edge.
34.4
1
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, Strokes this through covers and takes a run.
34.3
0
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, Shortish and outside off, Root looks to hit it over the leg side but misses.
34.2
1
C Brathwaite to E Morgan, A little too straight again, it is clipped around the corner for another single. 250 up, 111 more needed.
34.1
1
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, On the pads, it is worked to fine leg for a single.

Carlos Brathwaite is back on.

33.6
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, Hurls it on the pad, Root works it to leg side and collects a single to keep the strike.
33.5
0
A Nurse to Joe Root, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
33.4
1
A Nurse to E Morgan, On the leg stump line, Morgan flicks it to leg side and reaches to the non-striker's end.
33.3
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, Root pulls it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
33.2
0
A Nurse to Joe Root, Sprays it on leg, Root gets on his knee and looks to sweep but gets rapped on the pad.
33.1
1
A Nurse to E Morgan, On the 4th stump line, punched off to covers for a single by Morgan.

Ashley Nurse is brought back on.

32.6
1
J Holder to E Morgan, Pulled right off the middle but to the man at deep square leg. The batsmen change ends.
32.5
1
J Holder to Joe Root, On the pads, it is flicked through square leg for a run.
32.4
1
J Holder to E Morgan, Shortish but wide outside off, it is cut through point for a single.
32.3
2
J Holder to E Morgan, Another couple as Morgan once again pulls it through mid-wicket and returns to the striker's end.
32.2
2
J Holder to E Morgan, On the shorter side, Morgan pulls it through mid-wicket and takes two.
32.1
1
J Holder to Joe Root, In the air... dropped! Another reprieve for the English Test skipper. This too should have been taken. Once again it is Nurse who is the culprit. Short and outside off, Root plays the upper cut. It goes uppishly towards third man. Nurse runs in, dives, gets two hands to it but fails to hang on. This could probably cost them the game. The batsmen take one.

Drinks! England doing it easily at the moment. They just need to continue the way they are going. Windies, on the other hand, need a couple of wickets quickly.

31.6
1
O Thomas to Joe Root, Outside off, it is driven through cover-point by Joe. 11 runs have come off this over!
31.5
0
O Thomas to Joe Root, Around off, Root drives it to mid off.
31.4
4
O Thomas to Joe Root, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Root. Outside off, Root cuts it sharply to covers and bags one more boundary off this over.
31.3
4
O Thomas to Joe Root, FOUR! 5000 ODI runs for Joe Root. Bouncer on off, Root goes for the pull but it takes the top edge and uppishly goes to third man for a boundary. Root celebrates that one with a smile on his face.
31.2
1
O Thomas to E Morgan, On middle, Morgan pushes it to the off side and takes a sharp single.
31.1
1
O Thomas to Joe Root, Full toss on waist, flicked away to square leg by Root. The batsmen take a single.
30.6
0
J Holder to E Morgan, On off and it has been blocked.
30.5
1
J Holder to Joe Root, Plays this very late as he drops it towards point for a run.
30.4
4
J Holder to Joe Root, FOUR! Easy pickings! On the pads, it is worked fine down the leg side and you need not run for those. 50 for the skipper, a fine knock by him. His 30th in this format. He is anchoring this chase quite superbly.
30.3
1
J Holder to E Morgan, A half tracker on off, Eoin pushes it through covers and takes one.
30.2
0
J Holder to E Morgan, Shortish on off, Morgan defends it onto the ground.
30.1
0
J Holder to E Morgan, Back of a length on off, Morgan guides it to point.

Jason Holder is back into the attack.

29.6
1
O Thomas to E Morgan, Full and on middle, it is whipped through mid-wicket for a single.
29.5
0
O Thomas to E Morgan, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
29.4
1
O Thomas to Joe Root, On the shorter side, it is pulled through square leg for a run.
29.3
0
O Thomas to Joe Root, Back of a length on off, it is kept out.
29.2
0
O Thomas to Joe Root, PUT DOWN! This was a sitter! Nurse is the culprit! Short and outside off, Root cuts it but does not keep it down, it goes to Nurse at point who puts it down.
29.1
0
O Thomas to Joe Root, Full, Root drives it back to the bowler who fumbles but does not concede a run.

Oshane Thomas is back on.

28.6
0
D Bishoo to E Morgan, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
28.5
4
D Bishoo to E Morgan, FOUR! Bowls it outside leg, Morgan reverse sweeps it to third man and collects a boundary. A boundary after quite some time, four overs to be precise.
28.4
1
D Bishoo to Joe Root, Outside off, Root drives it to covers and takes a single.
28.3
1
D Bishoo to E Morgan, A bit extra air on that one, Morgan pushes it to covers and rotates the strike.
28.2
1
D Bishoo to Joe Root, On leg, flicked away to square leg by Root. The batsmen takes a single.
28.1
0
D Bishoo to Joe Root, Floated on on middle, Root gets to his front foot and keeps it down.
27.6
1
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, Shorter around off, Root pulls it to fine leg and will keep the strike with this run.
27.5
1
C Brathwaite to E Morgan, On leg, Morgan defends it to leg side and sharply takes a single.
27.4
1
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.
27.3
1
C Brathwaite to E Morgan, Outside off and on fuller length, Morgan cuts it to point and takes a single.
27.2
0
C Brathwaite to E Morgan, On the 4th stump line, Morgan defends it out to mid on.
27.1
1
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, Shorter on the leg pole, hooked away to square leg by Root. The batsmen take a single.

EOIN MORGAN is the next batsman in.

26.6
0
D Bishoo to J Roy, OUT! In the air... taken! Roy's excellent knock comes to an end. He, just like Gayle, walks to a standing ovation. A timely wicket for the Windies as the two were taking the game away from the hosts. This is tossed up outside off, Roy slashes but only gets an outside edge. It goes towards short third man, Bravo there goes down low and takes a decent catch. Can Windies get another quickly? They need it as England are ahead at the moment. They need another 156 in 138 balls with 8 wickets in hand.
26.5
0
D Bishoo to J Roy, NOT OUT! Roy once again has his back leg inside the crease. He goes for the sweep but misses. The keeper whips the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs and the replays show that Roy is safe.

Another stumping appeal against Roy but once again it is not a confident one.

26.4
0
D Bishoo to J Roy, Flatter and on off, Roy waits for it and then guides it but can't get it past short third man.
26.3
1
D Bishoo to Joe Root, Flighted ball on off, Root strokes it through covers and gets to the other end.
26.2
2
D Bishoo to Joe Root, Brings the paddle sweep out and hits it through short fine leg for a couple.
26.1
1
D Bishoo to J Roy, Guided through point for a run.
25.6
1
C Brathwaite to J Roy, On middle, Roy drives it to mid on and will keep the strike with the single.
25.5
1
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, On middle, Root walks around the crease and flicks it to leg side. The batsmen change ends. 200 comes up for England, now just 161 remains to be chased.
25.4
0
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, Short length delivery around off, Root pulls it to mid-wicket.
25.3
2
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, Good length on leg, Root flicks it behind square leg and takes a couple.
25.2
0
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, On leg, Root defends it to leg side.
25.1
1
C Brathwaite to J Roy, On the 4th stump line, Roy drives it to deep cover and reaches the non-striker's end.

Carlos Brathwaite is back on now.

24.6
0
D Bishoo to Joe Root, Played to the point region by the batsman.
24.5
4
D Bishoo to Joe Root, FOUR! Swept and swept nicely! Goes down on one knee and sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
24.4
1
D Bishoo to J Roy, Dropped! A brilliant effort though, this needed to stick. Roy plays the reverse sweep and it is right off the middle. Goes to the left of Bravo. He dives, gets a hand to it but can't hang on. The batsmen take a run. Windies would love these to stick at the moment. They need a wicket.
24.3
1
D Bishoo to Joe Root, This is hit through cover for a run. 100-run stand now between the two. Another one quicker than a run-a-ball.
24.2
0
D Bishoo to Joe Root, Pushed with the turn to cover.
24.1
1
D Bishoo to J Roy, On the shorter side, it is cut through point for a run.
23.6
1
A Nurse to J Roy, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
23.5
4
A Nurse to J Roy, FOUR! Bowls it outside the leg stump, Roy flicks it with soft hands towards fine leg. Gayle was chasing it as the ball trickles over the ropes for a boundary.
23.4
0
A Nurse to J Roy, Flighted on off, driven off the front foot to extra cover.
23.3
0
A Nurse to J Roy, On the pad, Roy plays a wristy shot but it is straight to the fielder.
23.2
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, On leg, Root flicks it to square leg and takes a run.
23.1
1
A Nurse to J Roy, On middle, Roy works it to long on for a single.
22.6
0
D Bishoo to Joe Root, This is stroked to mid off. Dot to end a 6-run over.
22.5
1
D Bishoo to J Roy, This is flatter and on off, Roy goes back and pushes it through covers for a single.
22.4
0
D Bishoo to J Roy, NOT OUT! Roy has some part behind. This is given nice amount of air outside off, Roy goes for the slog sweep. The ball turns away and Jason misses. The keeper collects the ball and whips the bails off. An appeal follows. Replays roll in and after looking at two angles, the third umpire rules it in the favor the batsman.

A stumping appeal has been referred upstairs. The keeper looks confident. Big moment.

22.3
0
D Bishoo to J Roy, The batsman has driven it through mid off.
22.2
4
D Bishoo to J Roy, FOUR! Dropped... On off, Roy looks to slog sweep but hits it high towards the deep mid-wicket region. Pooran gets under the ball but doesn't judge it right. It bounces off his hands and to his misery, runs to the boundary. He did not have a good day with his bat and now a drop off a solid looking Roy.
22.1
1
D Bishoo to Joe Root, Eased off to long on by Root. They take a single.

Bishoo is back.

21.6
6
A Nurse to J Roy, SIX! Started the over with a maximum and ends it with one. 18 from it! Another tossed up ball, once again it is too full. Roy powers it over the extra cover fence for a biggie. 28 from the last two and England are cruising along at the moment.
21.5
0
A Nurse to J Roy, On the stumps, pushed back to the bowler.
21.4
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, Slapped through covers for a run.
21.3
4
A Nurse to Joe Root, FOUR! Excellent batting! Shuffles right across and then pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary. This is already turning out to be an expensive over. 3 more balls to go.
21.2
1
A Nurse to J Roy, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
21.1
6
A Nurse to J Roy, SIX! 100 for Jason Roy. He scored one in the practice game and now in the first ODI. What an innings this has been! England needed someone to step up in this big run chase and he surely has responded. It has taken him just 65 balls to get there, second fastest for England vs the Windies. 7th in ODIs and he gets there in some style. Jason gets it right in his zone, full and on middle, Roy lofts it over the bowler's head for a biggie. Takes his helmet off and raises his bat. Needs to continue. Still a long way to go.
20.6
1
O Thomas to J Roy, Just behind a driving length, Roy strokes it to mid off and crosses.
20.5
0
O Thomas to J Roy, A little too straight, this is worked to the man at mid-wicket.
20.4
4
O Thomas to J Roy, FOUR! Into the 90s now, Roy. Consecutive boundaries for England. This is full and on off, Roy lofts it over the fielder at mid off and it goes for a one bounce boundary.
20.3
4
O Thomas to J Roy, FOUR! Powered! Much-needed! Short and it sits up to be hit. Roy rocks back and pulls it hard through mid-wicket and for a boundary.
20.2
1
O Thomas to Joe Root, Fullish again but this time it is outside off, Root strokes it through covers and takes a single.
20.1
0
O Thomas to Joe Root, On the fuller side, this is stroked to mid off.
19.6
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, Another single to end! Just 26 runs from the last 5 overs. This is short and on the body, it is pulled all along the ground towards deep backward square leg for a run. 213 needed in 180 balls.
19.5
1
A Nurse to J Roy, On the pads, worked to short fine leg for a run.
19.4
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, Short ball and it is pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single.
19.3
1
A Nurse to J Roy, Looks to go downtown but it goes off the inner half to long on. A run.
19.2
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, Short again outside off, Root goes back and slaps it through covers for a single.
19.1
0
A Nurse to Joe Root, Flatter and outside off, Root looks to cut but ends up chopping it to point.
18.6
1
J Holder to Joe Root, On leg, Root flicks it to leg side and take a single from it. Just 5 off this over. Good over from Windies' point of view but they still need to break this partnership.
18.5
1
J Holder to J Roy, Dropped... But it was really difficult for a bowler to take that one. On middle, Roy punches it to the right of Holder. He looks to catch but the ball brushes off his hand to the long on fielder. The batsmen take a single.
18.4
0
J Holder to J Roy, Around off, Roy works it to mid-wicket.
18.3
1
J Holder to Joe Root, On the 5th stump line, Root cuts it to third man and runs off for a single. 50-run stand for the Englishmen.
18.2
1
J Holder to J Roy, Outside off, Roy drives it to covers and takes a single.
18.1
1
J Holder to Joe Root, Full toss on the pads, Roy looks to flick as the ball takes an inside edge onto the pads. The batsman take a single.
17.6
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, On the shorter side again, Root stand tall and guides it through point for a single.
17.5
1
A Nurse to J Roy, Gets it through extra cover again but only for a single this time.
17.4
4
A Nurse to J Roy, FOUR! Too short and Roy takes full toll of it. He slaps it through covers and it races away to the fence. Into the 80s now.
17.3
0
A Nurse to J Roy, Fires it outside off, Roy swings but misses.
17.2
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, This is cut through point for an easy run.
17.1
0
A Nurse to Joe Root, Flatter and outside off, Root chops it to short third man.
16.6
1
J Holder to Joe Root, Outside off, Root guides it to third man and will keep the strike for next over.
16.6
0
J Holder to Joe Root, Wide. Sprays it wide on leg side. Wide signalled by the umpire.
16.5
1
J Holder to J Roy, A chance! Shortish on off, Roy looks to pull it but the ball goes high in the air above the keeper's head off the top edge. Thomas from short third man, runs to his left and dives across but can't get to the ball.
16.4
1
J Holder to Joe Root, On middle, Root pulls it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
16.3
0
J Holder to Joe Root, On leg, Root drives it to mid-wicket.
16.2
0
J Holder to Joe Root, Back of a length on middle, Root defends that one back to the bowler.
16.1
1
J Holder to J Roy, Outside off, Roy cuts it to point and runs off to the non-striker's end.

Jason Holder now is back into the attack.

Drinks! It's been a cracking beginning from England and they are well on track in this chase. Jason Roy has looked in exemplary form and in spite of losing Jonny Bairstow, the Englishmen are not in any kind of pressure currently. Windies need wickets and that too in clumps to stop the number one team's charge.

15.6
1
A Nurse to J Roy, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. They rotate the strike. England have slowed down a bit after the first 10.
15.5
0
A Nurse to J Roy, On the 4th stump line, Roy looks to push it on the off side but fails. The ball misses the off pole by inches.
15.4
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, Flatter on off, the batsman defends it from within the crease. Single taken.
15.3
1
A Nurse to J Roy, On middle, Roy reverse sweeps it to point and takes a run.
15.2
0
A Nurse to J Roy, On leg, Roy looks to defend it out but fails to do it cleanly.
15.1
1
A Nurse to Joe Root, On middle, Root works it to square leg and takes a single.

It was going to be Jason Holder but then he changes his mind at the very end and gives the ball to Ashley Nurse.

14.6
1
D Bishoo to Joe Root, Another drag down, Root pulls it straight to the man at deep mid-wicket. Only a single.
14.5
1
D Bishoo to J Roy, Uppish drive through mid off for a single.
14.4
4
D Bishoo to J Roy, FOUR! Poor ball! He tried to bowl it quicker but drags it down. Roy goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket. It races away.
14.3
0
D Bishoo to J Roy, On the stumps, kept out.
14.2
3
D Bishoo to Joe Root, Shortish and outside off, Root cuts it through point. The fielder in the deep does well to save a run for his side.
14.1
0
D Bishoo to Joe Root, Strokes it with the turn to covers.

Devendra Bishoo is back on.

13.6
4
C Brathwaite to J Roy, FOUR! Outside off, Roy looks to cut but the ball takes the top edge and runs down to the third man region. The deep fielder was placed inside the circle. A boundary results.
13.5
2
C Brathwaite to J Roy, On leg, Roy drives it to wide long on. These two are so fast that they have collected a brace here.
13.4
0
C Brathwaite to J Roy, Outside off, Roy cuts it to short third man.
13.3
1
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, Around off, Root walks across the crease and pulls this one to square leg. The batsmen rotate the strike.
13.2
0
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, On middle, Root defends it out.
13.1
1
C Brathwaite to J Roy, Fullish on off, Roy guides it to covers and takes a run.
12.6
0
J Holder to Joe Root, The batsman defends it from within the crease. Windies have managed to keep it a little tight after the wicket, a good passage of play this.
12.5
1
J Holder to J Roy, Full and on the pads, it is clipped to mid-wicket and the batsmen take a run.
12.4
1
J Holder to Joe Root, On the shorter side, Root guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
12.3
1
J Holder to J Roy, Good call there! Roy taps it with soft hands towards mid-wicket. The batsmen call for two early. They take one, Root is off for the second but Roy straightaway says no.
12.2
1
J Holder to Joe Root, A little too straight, it is flicked through mid-wicket for a run. Gayle could have put in a better effort to stop that run.
12.1
1
J Holder to J Roy, In the air... but safe! Holder's extra bounce causing trouble here. Short and outside off, Roy looks to pull but gets a top edge. It lobs towards mid-wicket. A run taken.
11.6
1
C Brathwaite to J Roy, On leg, Roy works it to leg side and will keep the strike with a single. 100 comes up for England. They are in a solid position from here.
11.5
0
C Brathwaite to J Roy, A really good delivery. From good length the ball bounces onto the batsman. Roy looks to heave at it but misses.
11.4
1
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, Around off, Root cuts it to third man direction and runs for a single.
11.3
1
C Brathwaite to J Roy, On middle, Roy punches it to mid on and takes a single.
11.2
4
C Brathwaite to J Roy, FOUR! A friendly delivery from Carlos. It was going down the leg stump, Roy flicks it towards the vacant fine leg region and collects a boundary.
11.1
1
C Brathwaite to Joe Root, Outside off, Root offers the late cut as the ball runs down to third man. The batsmen take a single.
10.6
1
J Holder to Joe Root, Root gets off the mark as he pulls it to fine leg for a run.

Joe Root walks out to the middle.

10.5
0
J Holder to J Bairstow, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Holder, the skipper, provides the breakthrough. The Windies needed this. Holder bowls this short and outside off, bends his back on this one and gets it to bounce a little extra. Bairstow looks to pull but gets a top edge. Hope behind the stumps takes a fine leaping catch. End of a blazing 90-run opening stand which more-or-less has done the job of setting the platform. Windies though will now hope they can get things under control. 270 more needed in 235 balls.
10.4
0
J Holder to J Bairstow, On the off pole, Bairstow drives it to mid off.
10.3
1
J Holder to J Roy, Around off, Roy stands tall and guides it to point and collects a single.
10.2
0
J Holder to J Roy, Shorter length on off, Roy looks to defend it but is caught by the extra bounce. The ball hits him on the gloves and some sign of pain shown by the batsman.
10.1
2
J Holder to J Roy, FIFTY! Outside off from Holder, Roy off his front foot drives it to deep covers. The batsmen gets a brace. 13th half ton for Jason! He is looking in fine form, trying to make amends after dropping Gayle on 9 early in the afternoon.

Powerplay 2 has been signaled. Now Windies can place a maximum of 4 players outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

9.6
1
C Brathwaite to J Roy, A single to end Powerplay 1! Roy strokes it to long on for a single. Easily the first 10 belongs to England. They are 88 for 0 after it. On top at the moment.
9.5
4
C Brathwaite to J Roy, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Slower ball and down the leg side, Roy waits for it and then guides it past short fine leg.
9.4
0
C Brathwaite to J Roy, Roy will feel he misses out there. On the pads, he looks to flick but the ball hits the pads and goes to the keeper.
9.3
1
C Brathwaite to J Bairstow, A little too straight again, it is clipped to deep square leg for a run.
9.2
4
C Brathwaite to J Bairstow, FOUR! Just using the pace and making use of the angle. Short and on the body, Bairstow swivels and pulls it to the fine leg fence.
9.1
1
C Brathwaite to J Roy, Eases this down to long on and gets to the other end.
9.1
0
C Brathwaite to J Roy, Down the leg side and it has been signaled as a wide.
8.6
1
J Holder to J Roy, Again on the leg pole, Roy works it to the leg side and will keep the strike for the next over. 9 runs off this over and England are 79 for no loss.
8.5
4
J Holder to J Roy, FOUR! Full toss on leg, Roy offers a flick as the ball runs down to the mid-wicket fence in no time. Such timing. Exemplary.
8.4
1
J Holder to J Bairstow, On leg, Bairstow plays it wristily to mid-wicket for a run.
8.4
0
J Holder to J Bairstow, Wide. Sprays it outside leg stump. Bairstow looks to flick but misses.
8.3
0
J Holder to J Bairstow, Outside off, Bairstow defends this one towards point.
8.2
1
J Holder to J Roy, On off, Roy drives it to cover and rotates the strike.
8.1
1
J Holder to J Bairstow, Fullish on leg, Bairstow flicks it to mid-wicket and collects a single.
7.6
1
C Brathwaite to J Bairstow, And he does as another ball is eased down to long on for a run.
7.5
1
C Brathwaite to J Roy, Makes room and also charges down the track, Brathwaite follows him, Roy strokes it to long on for a run. This is turning out to be a good over. Needs to end it well though.
7.4
1
C Brathwaite to J Bairstow, Nicely stroked down towards long on, the fielder is in the deep so only a run.
7.3
1
C Brathwaite to J Roy, Misfield and a run! Roy once again strokes it to mid off. The fielder there does not stop it cleanly and a run is taken.
7.2
0
C Brathwaite to J Roy, Good length on off, tight lines. Roy pushes it down to mid off.
7.1
0
C Brathwaite to J Roy, On the shorter side, Roy plays it with a straight bat and back to the bowler.

Another change as Carlos Brathwaite is on now.

6.6
0
J Holder to J Bairstow, On middle, Bairstow defends this one by presenting the full face off the bat.
6.5
4
J Holder to J Bairstow, FOUR! Short length delivery, Bairstow pulls it to square leg and collects four more. One more in the over, this time for Bairstow.
6.4
0
J Holder to J Bairstow, On off, Bairstow rocks back and defends that one.
6.3
1
J Holder to J Roy, On leg, Roy hits it uppishly to mid-wicket. It though does not carry to the fielder and the batsmen rotate the strike.
6.2
4
J Holder to J Roy, FOUR! Slower ball on middle, Roy works it to square leg and finds a boundary. Boundaries keep coming for the Englishmen.
6.1
0
J Holder to J Roy, Full length and on middle, Roy drives it to mid-wicket.

Jason Holder is on now.

5.6
4
O Thomas to J Bairstow, FOUR! Third in the over! This one went to the fence like a tracer bullet. Short again on the body, Bairstow pulls it hard and through square leg. The fielder in the deep dives to his right but in vain. England off to a flying start. Ideal one for them in this record run chase.
5.5
0
O Thomas to J Bairstow, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
5.4
4
O Thomas to J Bairstow, FOUR! Easy-peasy! 50 up for England and it has come up in quick time. 311 more needed. Short and on middle, Bairstow short-arm jabs it over mid-wicket and bags another boundary. Raining boundaries here.
5.3
0
O Thomas to J Bairstow, Another short one and outside off, JB looks to cut but then bails out. Maybe the extra bounce made him pull out of the shot.
5.2
1
O Thomas to J Roy, Extra bounce there! Roy does well to get on top of the bounce and guide it down to third man for a single.
5.1
4
O Thomas to J Roy, FOUR! Clobbered! That came quickly and it went back quickly. Short and outside off, Roy stands tall and flat-bats it through mid off for a boundary.
4.6
0
D Bishoo to J Bairstow, Bairstow drives the length delivery to mid on. Another productive over from England's point of view. 33 runs came off last 3 overs.
4.5
0
D Bishoo to J Bairstow, On off, Bairstow cuts it to point.
4.4
1
D Bishoo to J Roy, On leg, Roy drives this one to mid on and collects a single.
4.3
0
D Bishoo to J Roy, Around off, Roy has punched this one to off side.
4.2
4
D Bishoo to J Roy, FOUR! Another one. Jason finds one on middle to which he pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and no fielder there to stop that one. Boundary resulted.
4.1
4
D Bishoo to J Roy, FOUR! On the off pole, Roy cuts it through point and gets a boundary. Good start to the over, pressure on the bowler now.
3.6
1
O Thomas to J Roy, A strong back foot punch towards point. The fielder there misfields and a run is taken. Another good over for England.
3.5
4
O Thomas to J Roy, FOUR! This time the flick shot results in a boundary. On the pads, Roy works it through square leg, it is off the middle this time and it trickles over the fence.
3.4
2
O Thomas to J Roy, Another one which is a little too straight, Roy flicks it through square leg for a couple.
3.3
0
O Thomas to J Bairstow, Very straight again! JB tries to flick it but misses. It hits the pads and rolls towards square leg. A leg bye taken.
3.3
0
O Thomas to J Bairstow, WIDE! Well kept though. Short, very short actually. Bairstow leaves it alone. Hope leaps and collects it with his outstretched hands.
3.2
0
O Thomas to J Bairstow, Quick at 145 kph. It is on the pads, Bairstow fails to put it away and gets hit on the pads.
3.1
2
O Thomas to J Bairstow, On the pads, it is clipped behind square on the leg side for a couple.
2.6
1
D Bishoo to J Bairstow, On leg stump, Bairstow works it to leg side and will keep the strike for the next over. 13 runs off this over, a big one.
2.5
1
D Bishoo to J Roy, On off, Roy pushes it to mid off and takes a single.
2.4
0
D Bishoo to J Roy, Outside off, Roy looks to slog this one for a biggie but fails to connect.
2.3
6
D Bishoo to J Roy, SIX! And this time it's from Jason Roy. Around off, Roy slog sweeps this one over the mid on fence and collects the first maximum of the innings.
2.2
1
D Bishoo to J Bairstow, On leg, Bairstow flicks it to mid-wicket and collects a single.
2.1
4
D Bishoo to J Bairstow, FOUR! Bairstow is all set to take charge. On off, Bairstow charges out and strikes it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
1.6
0
O Thomas to J Roy, A dot to end! Thomas lands it on a length, Roy stands tall and blocks it out.
1.5
0
O Thomas to J Bairstow, A little too straight, Bairstow looks to flick but misses. It hits him on the pads and rolls towards square leg. The batsmen take a leg bye.
1.4
0
O Thomas to J Bairstow, Very good line and length! In the 5th stump channel. Bairstow makes a good leave.
1.4
0
O Thomas to J Bairstow, A good short one outside off, Jonny lets it be. It has been wided.
1.3
0
O Thomas to J Bairstow, Better! Closer to the off pole, Bairstow lets it be.
1.2
4
O Thomas to J Bairstow, FOUR! Uppish but in the gap! Just uses the pace there. Short and outside off, JB guides it through backward point for the first boundary of the second innings.
1.1
0
O Thomas to J Bairstow, What is more difficult to face when bowling at pace? Pace accompanied by swing, that is exactly the case here. Full and tailing away. Bairstow lets it be.

Time for some serious pace now as Oshane Thomas will bowl with the second new ball.

0.6
1
D Bishoo to J Bairstow, On off, Bairstow punches it to mid off and will keep the strike with a single. Good start by Bishoo.
0.5
0
D Bishoo to J Bairstow, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
0.4
0
D Bishoo to J Bairstow, On middle, Bairstow looks to defend but gets an inside edge and onto the ground.
0.3
0
D Bishoo to J Bairstow, Around off, played to point by Bairstow.
0.2
1
D Bishoo to J Roy, On leg, Roy flicked it away to mid-wicket. First run for England.
0.1
0
D Bishoo to J Roy, On middle, Roy pushes it back to the bowler.

We are back for the chase! The English openers, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow make their way out to the middle. Windies have spin to begin with as Devendra Bishoo has the first new ball in hand. Holder is on the attack here as he has a short leg and a slip in place. Here we go...