2nd Test,
The Ashes, 2017-18, Adelaide

Australia vs England

02 December 2017 09:00 (IST)

Only T20I, Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, 16 September 2017

England vs Windies

England 2nd Inn:155/10 (19.3)

Tom Curran 1 (2);
Carlos Brathwaite* 3.3-0-20-3; Kesrick Williams 4-0-35-3;

Last bat: Liam Plunkett

Result: Windies won by 21 runs.

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England Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Jason Roy c Lewis & b Jerome Taylor 0 1 0 0 0
Alex Hales b C Brathwaite 43 17 8 1 252.94
Joe Root c C Brathwaite & b A Nurse 17 19 2 0 89.47
Eoin Morgan(c) c Lewis & b Narine 2 7 0 0 28.57
Jos Buttler(wk) c Rovman Powell & b Kesrick Williams 30 27 2 0 111.11
Jonny Bairstow c (sub)Jason Mohammed & b C Brathwaite 27 21 1 1 128.57
Adil Rashid c Walton & b Kesrick Williams 1 2 0 0 50
David Willey st Walton & b Narine 1 3 0 0 33.33
Liam Plunkett b C Brathwaite 18 11 2 0 163.64
Chris Jordan c Rovman Powell & b Kesrick Williams 6 7 0 0 85.71
Tom Curran not out 1 2 0 0 50
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 5, w - 4, nb - 0)9
Total(155 all out in 19.3 overs)155 (7.95 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/0 (Jason Roy, 0.1 ov.) 2/64 (Alex Hales, 5.5 ov.) 3/66 (Joe Root, 6.3 ov.)
4/68 (Eoin Morgan, 7.4 ov.) 5/118 (Jos Buttler, 14.1 ov.) 6/124 (Adil Rashid, 14.6 ov.)
7/127 (David Willey, 15.5 ov.) 8/129 (Jonny Bairstow, 16.2 ov.) 9/148 (Chris Jordan, 18.2 ov.)
10/155 (Liam Plunkett, 19.3 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Jerome Taylor 3 0 40 1 13.33  
Kesrick Williams 4 0 35 3 8.75 (3w)
Carlos Brathwaite (c) 3.3 0 20 3 5.71  
Sunil Narine 4 0 15 2 3.75  
Ashley Nurse 3 0 23 1 7.67 (1w)
Kieron Pollard 2 0 17 0 8.5  
               

Windies Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Chris Gayle runout (Plunkett) 40 21 3 4 190.48
Evin Lewis c Root & b Plunkett 51 28 6 3 182.14
Marlon Samuels c Root & b Plunkett 10 13 1 0 76.92
Chadwick Walton(wk) c Willey & b Adil Rashid 13 8 0 1 162.5
Kieron Pollard c Tom Curran & b Plunkett 6 7 1 0 85.71
Rovman Powell c Chris Jordan & b Tom Curran 28 19 1 2 147.37
Carlos Brathwaite(c) b Adil Rashid 2 4 0 0 50
Sunil Narine lbw Adil Rashid 2 3 0 0 66.67
Ashley Nurse not out 13 12 0 1 108.33
Jerome Taylor lbw Chris Jordan 1 3 0 0 33.33
Kesrick Williams not out 2 2 0 0 100
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 1, w - 7, nb - 0)8
Total(176 for 9 in 20 overs)176 (8.8 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/77 (Chris Gayle, 6.3 ov.) 2/106 (Evin Lewis, 10.1 ov.) 3/115 (Marlon Samuels, 10.5 ov.)
4/123 (Kieron Pollard, 12.2 ov.) 5/127 (Chadwick Walton, 13.4 ov.) 6/138 (Carlos Brathwaite, 15.1 ov.)
7/142 (Sunil Narine, 15.6 ov.) 8/165 (Rovman Powell, 18.3 ov.) 9/167 (Jerome Taylor, 19.2 ov.)
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
David Willey 2 0 20 0 10 (1w)
Joe Root 2 0 11 0 5.5 (2w)
Tom Curran 4 0 46 1 11.5 (1w)
Chris Jordan 4 0 46 1 11.5 (2w)
Liam Plunkett 4 0 27 3 6.75 (1w)
Adil Rashid 4 0 25 3 6.25  
               
All|Overs 1-50
W

Taylor to Roy, out Caught by Lewis!! Taylor strikes first ball. What a start for the Windies! Full length, makes Roy drive but the curl on the ball means that he ends up slicing it to the right of backward point. It's a good catch from Lewis, not overtly difficult, but still a good catch - stretching to his right. Roy c Lewis b Taylor 0(1)

D

Taylor to Hales, 2 runs, after that good bit of work, Powell immediately puts one down. It could have, and probably should have, been a first-baller for Hales too. He flicked the ball in the air, to the right of square leg, where Powell dived with both hands but couldn't hang on. Plenty happening

4

Williams to Hales, FOUR, take that! Wow. Presses forward towards Williams, doesn't deter despite the length being pulled back, and thwacks it over mid-wicket off the front foot

4

Williams to Hales, FOUR, he's just going for Williams. Moves around in the crease to put the bowler off, gets it on a short of length and slashes it away over cover-point

4

Williams to Hales, FOUR, what was that from mid-off?! Driven to the left of Narine at mid-off, Narine slides across but doesn't use his hands at all. Williams isn't pleased one bit

4

Williams to Hales, FOUR, moves all over the place, and dumps the back of length delivery over mid-on for the fourth boundary of the over. Expensive one from Williams

4

Taylor to Root, FOUR, awful delivery. It's full and down leg, Root just has to connect. And he connects beautifully, flicking it wide of short fine leg

4

Taylor to Hales, FOUR, full ball on leg, Hales flicks it past square leg for yet another boundary. He's flown to 25 off 9 balls. Windies struggling for control

4

Taylor to Hales, FOUR, now that's something which you, as a bowler, can do nothing about. Hales has backed away quite a bit, and despite Taylor trying to follow him, he's still able to carve it through the covers

6

Taylor to Hales, SIX, he's on a rampage. Going for just about everything. Short of length on leg, Hales swivels inside it and pulls way over fine leg

4

to Hales, FOUR, that's just poor bowling. Hales has played some spectacular shots, but Windies haven't helped themselves either. A short ball on leg stump, with fine leg up, isn't very smart. Hales comfortably pulls it over the man and collects four

4

to Hales, FOUR, makes some room and scythes the ball through the covers. He spoils what would have been a really good over

4

to Root, leg byes, FOUR, they just can't get the line right. Already a significant number of deliveries which have been put away past short fine leg. Add another. Full ball on leg, even though Root can't get bat on it, it races away off his pad

4

to Root, FOUR, and now a wide half-volley outside off. Root gleefully drives through the covers. This is ordinary stuff from the captain

W

to Hales, out Bowled!! Completely against the run of play, Hales has missed one and has been cleaned up. finally bowls one full and straight, the recommended course of action against someone who is moving all over the place, and smashes off and middle stump. Hales was eyeing the extra-cover region, but the ball may have nipped away from him slightly which is why he failed to connect altogether. Windies desperately needed this to get back in the game. Hales b 43(17) [4s-8 6s-1]

W

to Root, out Caught by Brathwaite!! Has that been taken? It has. Good low catch by the skipper at short extra-cover. The ball seemed to have stopped on Root as he tried punching it off the back foot. He even tried to check the shot, but it wasn't enough to stop it from carrying. Windies back in it big time. Root c Brathwaite b 17(19) [4s-2]

W

to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Lewis!! Third wicket in no time for the Windies. What a turnaround from their spinners. kept it tight to Morgan, forced him to play out three dot balls and that pressure brings about his dismissal. He resorts to his favourite reverse-sweep but can't get enough elevation on it to clear short third man. It's straight to Lewis. Eoin Morgan c Lewis b 2(7)

4

to Buttler, FOUR, punches through the covers for a welcome boundary for England. Arguably, short extra-cover should have done better. But he may have got a bad bounce

4

to Bairstow, FOUR, that's incredibly poor from Pollard. If he has let that through, the conditions must be difficult. Bairstow pulls the short ball through mid-wicket, and it's barely a few yards to the right of Pollard. He dives across, falls across rather, and fails to collect it properly. The ball sneaks away to the ropes

4

to Buttler, FOUR, nothing clever about that. Wanted to try something different perhaps, bowls normal pace, and bowls down the leg-side. Buttler swings it away past short fine leg to the boundary

6

to Bairstow, SIX, this time Bairstow middles the ball, and goes all the way! Overpitched from , Bairstow waits for it and punches it over long-off. Pure timing

W

Williams to Buttler, out Caught by Rovman Powell!! That's excellent timing for the wicket, quashing England's momentum immediately after that six in the last over. Williams surprises Buttler with the short ball, and brings out an instinctive pull from him. The ball was outside off, and the height was pretty decent. Also, Buttler was on the front foot. He ends up dragging it off the toe-end to deep mid-wicket. Buttler c Rovman Powell b Williams 30(27) [4s-2]

OT

Williams to Bairstow, 1 run, direct-hit and Bairstow was gone! Driven to extra-cover, there's no run there, but they go through anyway. Brathwaite had one stump to aim at and he misses

W

Williams to Adil Rashid, out Caught by Walton!! Williams is using his short ball brilliantly. Second wicket off the over off it. Rashid is caught by surprise and he gets into an almighty tangle. He initially sways away, but then raises his bat up to reach for the ball, and can only edge it through to the keeper. Adil Rashid c Walton b Williams 1(2)

W

to Willey, out Stumped!! Not sure whether Willey has ever faced before. This outcome says that he hasn't. He's in no man's land after giving the charge, still goes for an almighty swing expecting the ball to come in, but has turned it away - well past the outside edge - for an easy stumping. Willey st Walton b 1(3)

W

to Bairstow, out Caught by (sub)J Mohammed!! That's probably the game for the Windies. Yeah, Plunkett can swing a few, but it's a really huge ask from here. Slower ball, Bairstow bends low, initially looking to scoop, but then he sees that it's a slower ball and tries to infuses more power in the shot. It's not enough though to clear deep backward square. Bairstow c (sub)J Mohammed b 27(21) [4s-1 6s-1]

4

Taylor to Plunkett, FOUR, stretches forward, waits for the slower ball and hammers it straight back over Taylor's head

4

Taylor to Plunkett, FOUR, Plunkett heaves the slower ball between mid-on and mid-wicket for four. He can surely give it a whack. England still in it, just about

W

Williams to Jordan, out Caught by Rovman Powell!! Flicked in the air, Powell comes around from deep mid-wicket, moves to his right, and takes it comfortably. The slower ball bringing about a miscue again. England just about done. But they'll have Plunkett on strike. Jordan c Rovman Powell b Williams 6(7)

W

to Plunkett, out Bowled!! Floors the leg-stump to seal it for the Windies. Plunkett swung hard, but he was beaten for pace. Windies take the one-off T20I by 21 runs. Plunkett b 18(11) [4s-2]

4

to Gayle, FOUR, the typical defence, the tentative defence. Add Gayle's problems against swing to that. Squares him up starting off a good length from middle, goes away, draws the soft edge and runs through where a second slip could've been

4

to Lewis, FOUR, finally some air. And the tonk. Invites some adventure wide outside off and gets precisely that. Swung through the line, uppish and drilled over extra cover

6

to Gayle, SIX, his 100th T20I maximum. A very similar delivery to the earlier one, that one got respect, this one gets a dispatch. Sitting up and Gayle gets on the bounce to flat bat it over mid-wicket. Crrrunch

6

to Gayle, SIX, in the slot now. And he's teeing off. Hardly any followthrough either. A full-blooded swing, loaded up on the back foot and unleashes a murder into the sightscreen

6

Curran to Gayle, SIX, it is a massacre. It is a show. And someone is in some mood. Curran with the cardinal sin of bowling it right in the slot, the slot where Gayle accepts and smokes it back into the sightscreen

4

Curran to Gayle, FOUR, goes short. Way too short. Gayle starts with a shape up for an almighty slog, realizes the height, too much of it, and holds his shape in upper dinking it. The point region it is

4

Curran to Lewis, FOUR, pulls, hard on it. Too much so to lose his shape. Hacks it across wide of the positioned mid-wicket. And they only jog a couple. Guess what, the slide-cum-pull-back from the deep might not be that clean. Yup, the jog now makes sense. Conserve your legs. Run-count = 15

4

to Lewis, FOUR, a slow wide full toss. Hardly ideal this. Asking to be smacked. And Lewis, the obidient stu obliges. Throws his hands out, slicing it through extra cover

4

to Gayle, FOUR, the only debate that there could be is whether he should be hitting fours or sixes. This time the former wins, by an inch. Another nothing tosser from , some width as well and is quickly carved. Long-off it is

6

to Gayle, SIX, over extra cover now. Oh, the showman. An absolute beaut. Length again, Gayle turns it into raw mwat, this time freeing his arms up in a slice. Nothing to debate here - it is several rows into extra cover. Run-count = 16

6

Curran to Lewis, SIX, the understudy takes over. Curran continues granting length on the sticks. Continues smoking a few more. This time with a straight tonk

4

Curran to Lewis, FOUR, on the legs. And the only swing your getting here is that off the bat. A flick, all bot handed and very fine for the backward square leg to be interested. He tries, chases, dives - why?

6

Curran to Lewis, SIX, now airy. Too straight. The bat flicks take over. This time refusing to keep it along the ground. Over and flying over mid-wicket

4

to Lewis, FOUR, all the pace, and all the drift into the legs. Lewis gives it a loving tickle. And you thought the powerplay ended England's misery. Poor you! Ask fine leg

W

to Gayle, out Gayle Run Out!! Gayle refuses to dive. And England's past Karma, from some other life has come to their rescue. The only way he could've got out here - his laziness with the running. Starts off with a square dab to point, finds the fielder and for some reason, only known to him, decides to take on a quickie. Gives up half way, the throw isn't direct either. has the time to gather and take off the bails too. There's hardly a stretch too. Gayle run out (Roy/) 40(21) [4s-3 6s-4]

4

Rashid to Lewis, FOUR, continues on his merry way. Was the front of the palm slider this from Rashid, lays into the line and goes through it, over the top and over extra cover on the bounce

6

Rashid to Lewis, SIX, continues his flirtations with the air. And comes out successful yet again. Some air for a change and taken head-on. Smashing it away, down the ground it is

4

to Samuels, FOUR, width now. Gives an impression to back away, and goes wider. Toys around in the end with the opened up stance to cut it behind point

OT

to Lewis, 1 run, dipping in with the drift taking it on leg. A gentle wrist to mid-wicket. And he has a fifty. Only half way there

W

to Lewis, out Caught by Root!! Oh my. Another bolt completely against the run of play. And a brain-explosion with the run-out calling is followed by his own wicket. continues his fullish lengths bang on the money. Lewis, just not under it on this occasion throws his hands on the uppish drill. None of the elevation, right off the toe-end to mid-off. Lewis c Root b 51(28) [4s-6 6s-3]

6

to Walton, SIX, a second ball dismiss. Whoa. Stands, tall, clears the front leg and goes cow corner-ish. Courtesy a flash, a fierce slap

W

to Samuels, out Caught by Root!! The second of the over. And none of the Eden heroics coming out here tonight. Samuels and his poor run with the bat stretches out of the CPL, switches continents rather. fires in another slower one, cross-seamed stalking the backing away. Cannot resist holding back his drill though. Hacks, meekly, to a forward diving mid-on. Samuels c Root b 10(13) [4s-1]

4

Rashid to Pollard, FOUR, fires it on the legs. The breeze taking it further down. An inside tickle from Pollard does the rest. Shows it some direction

W

to Pollard, out Caught by Tom Curran!! Another chip away. And the favourites tag has firmly switched hands out here. A smart ploy this to keep going, with the short one to trouble Pollard. Bangs it in, at a nice enticing height as it gets big. Pollard being Pollard cannot pull out, so he pulls. Top-edges. Down fine leg's throat. Pollard c Tom Curran b 6(7) [4s-1]

W

Rashid to Walton, out Caught by Willey !! The Windies are falling apart. Rather quickly. Was a rank drag down this, half way into the pitch, without any pace, just the perfect recipe to be smashed. And Walton looks to do a Lewis, gets low and pulls, ends up top-edging. Mid-wicket, runs and reverse cups. Last three overs - four wickets. Walton c Willey b Rashid 13(8) [6s-1]

4

to Rovman Powell, FOUR, a deliberate edge. Fractionally short and Powell looks to slap it away to third man. Gets it 30-degrees finer. And three runs more in the result

W

Rashid to Brathwaite, out Bowled!! Sweeps. And sweeps his way to his doom. No, do not remember his name tonight. Rashid quickens it through on the stumps, Brathwaite looking for some extravaganza plonks his front leg well outside the line, perhaps to counter the turn. There's none of it. It scoots through, under the broom and making a mess of middle. This innings is going down in a hurry am afraid. Brathwaite b Rashid 2(4)

W

Rashid to Narine, out Lbw!! Another nail hammered in. Another sweep. Another miss. If the earlier wicket was to a quicker one beating the sweep, this one is to a floated up one that beats it. Rashid with all his variations on display, galore. Was too full a length on the stumps to be sweeping in the first place, but Narine doesn't hold back. Swivels and is through his shot when the ball strikes him in front of middle. Only one way post that. Narine lbw b Rashid 2(3)

6

to Rovman Powell, SIX, picks the slower one. 22miles slower than the earlier one. And picks the screws off it. Lays forward, swinging in a hack and a hack it is. Absolutely flat into cow corner

D

Curran to Nurse, 1 run, a harsh drop. Nurse looks to dig it out, ends up clubbing it in the air to a forward diving long-off. Just short

6

Curran to Rovman Powell, SIX, a horror slip out. Ends up full and on the hips. Powell stays up and slays, slays it almost out of the ground. In front of square

W

Curran to Rovman Powell, out Caught by Jordan!! Rain into his face. Lights into his eyes. And a skier yet to come down. Everything in it for Jordan to make a mess. He doesn't. Powell looks for another bat swing across the line. Just a touch short to get the connect right, the face face rolls in his palm as well, skewing it upwards. Mid-wicket cleans up. Rovman Powell c Jordan b Curran 28(19) [4s-1 6s-2]

W

to Jerome Taylor, out Lbw!! Done in. Two dots and a wicket after the break. goes for the straight quick delivery on a length, quite ideal for tailenders. Taylor clears his leg for a downtown-going attempted slog. And the ball sneaks through to strike him flush in that unprotected region over the back knee. Taylor gives away the absence of a possible inside edge by rubbing his knee. Jerome Taylor lbw b 1(3)

6

to Nurse, SIX, clears the fence. They'd need a few more of these. Picks the bones off the slower off-cutter, tonking it, full-faced, full-blooded, full-result. Straight down

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