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Super 12 - Match 1423-Oct-2021

55/1014.2 oversRun rate: 3.84
VS
56/48.2 oversRun rate: 6.72
England beat West Indies by 6 wickets
England First innings
Jos Buttler24 | 22)*
Eoin Morgan(7 | 7)
Kieron Pollard0.2|0|6|0
48.28.2: Kieron Pollard to Jos Buttler, FOUR! That's it! England have won and Jos Buttler hits the winning runs! Pollard bowls this one halfway down the track and Buttler has all the time in the world to get on top of the bounce and pull it into the deep square leg fence. ENGLAND WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
28.18.1: Kieron Pollard to Jos Buttler, A length ball, well outside off and Buttler gets it through the point region. Obed McCoy does well to get to it from the cover fence and puts in the dive to cut it off. They get a couple.
8 Overs | Runs : 50/4 | Run rate : 6.25
07.67.6: Obed McCoy to Eoin Morgan, Well directed short ball, right around the batter's helmet. Eoin Morgan looks to hook it away but it's just a bit too high. The keeper appeals but the umpire isn't interested and no wide called either. Just 6 needed now.
07.57.5: Obed McCoy to Eoin Morgan, Another slower one, Morgan manages to keep it out.
47.47.4: Obed McCoy to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Just over! McCoy bangs it in short and Morgan is ready to take it on. Morgan pulls it aerially towards deep square leg and its the longer part of the boundary. Hayden Walsh is well inside the boundary and has to trackback and almost reaches it. In the end, the ball flicks his fingers and goes into the fence.
17.37.3: Obed McCoy to Jos Buttler, Very full and very slow, on middle. Buttler digs it out towards long off and picks up another run. 
17.27.2: Obed McCoy to Eoin Morgan, Short one, around the ribs. Morgan hops and keeps it down towards mid on. They do get a quick single as well.
17.17.1: Obed McCoy to Jos Buttler, Slower one, on a length and on middle. Jos Buttler hops back and dabs it down to third man for a single.
7 Overs | Runs : 43/4 | Run rate : 6.14
06.66.6: Akeal Hosein to Eoin Morgan, A dot to end and Akeal Hosein finishes with excellent figures of 4-0-24-2! Flatter one, around off and this one turns in a bit sharply. Eoin Morgan does well to keep it out.
16.56.5: Akeal Hosein to Jos Buttler, Slightly short and wide, spinning away from the right-hander. Buttler reaches it and gets it through the infield on the off side for a run.
16.46.4: Akeal Hosein to Eoin Morgan, Nicely tossed up, on middle and caressed through mid on for a run.
16.36.3: Akeal Hosein to Jos Buttler, Flatter one, around off. Buttler rocks back and cuts it through cover for another single.
16.26.2: Akeal Hosein to Eoin Morgan, Fired in full, on middle. Morgan pushes it back past the bowler and picks up a single.
06.16.1: Akeal Hosein to Liam Livingstone, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Take a bow Akeal Hosein! After much deliberation, the third umpire is satisfied with the catch and England lose their fourth. Flighted ball, around middle and leg and Liam Livingstone plays a checked-drive. Livingstone doesn't quite swing freely and the ball is chipped to the left of the bowler. Akeal Hosein dives to his left at full stretch and plucks it out of thin air. The target is a small one but this hasn't been the prettiest displays of batting from the Brits.
6 Overs | Runs : 39/4 | Run rate : 6.5
05.75.6: Obed McCoy to Jos Buttler, Short of a length, around the body and Buttler nudges it on the leg side. At the end of the Powerplay, England are 39/3. Just 17 runs needed now off 84 balls.
15.65.5: Obed McCoy to Liam Livingstone, Banged in slow and on off stump. Liam Livingstone goes deep in his crease and dabs it down towards third man. They get a single.
15.55.4: Obed McCoy to Jos Buttler, Another slower ball, on top of middle and Buttler swats it to the right of deep mid-wicket. The fielder gathers the ball quickly and keeps it just to a single.
05.45.4: Obed McCoy to Jos Buttler, NO BALL! A loopy slower ball, outside off and dipping. Jos Buttler tries to get funky as he looks to scoop it over the keeper's head but gets undone by the lack of pace. A no ball has been called for overstepping. Free Hit time.
05.35.3: Obed McCoy to Jos Buttler, Back of a length, on middle and tucked away on the leg side.
05.25.2: Obed McCoy to Jos Buttler, OUT! RUN OUT! Moeen Ali was just a bit too eager to get to the other end and pays the price. Slower ball, on a length and around off. Buttler hops back and dabs it down towards backward point. Ali is halfway down the track and doesn't quite hear Buttler's call of 'No.' Evin Lewis gathers the ball and throws it to the bowler. Obed McCoy does well to whip off the bails. The replay does show the Ali couldn't get back in time and has to depart early.
25.15.1: Obed McCoy to Jos Buttler, Good-length ball, outside off and going further away from the right-hander. Buttler taps it through cover-point and picks up a couple of runs.
5 Overs | Runs : 34/2 | Run rate : 6.8
14.64.6: Akeal Hosein to Jos Buttler, A good over by Hosein. 4 runs and a wicket off it. On the pads. Buttler tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
14.54.5: Akeal Hosein to Moeen Ali, Full and on leg. Ali flicks it to mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
24.44.4: Akeal Hosein to Moeen Ali, Tossed up, on the pads. Ali tickles it to fine leg for a couple. Ali gets off the mark.
04.34.3: Akeal Hosein to Moeen Ali, Flatter and on off. Ali pushes it to cover.
04.24.2: Akeal Hosein to Moeen Ali, Darted on the pads. Ali flicks it square on the leg side. Pooran was quick to collect it.
04.14.1: Akeal Hosein to Jonny Bairstow, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! The idea of getting Bairstow in early did work for England, as he smacked a couple boundaries in the last over. But he could not end things here. Akeal Hosein gets his first wicket of the game. Loopy ball, on middle and off. Bairstow steps forward and ends up chipping it back to the bowler off the inner half. Akeal Hosein grabs the ball safely. 
4 Overs | Runs : 30/2 | Run rate : 7.5
13.63.6: Ravi Rampaul to Jonny Bairstow, Length and on the pads. Bairstow flicks it to deep square leg for a single. Bairstow has been sent up the order and he is here to end things quickly. England have their intentions clear.
43.53.5: Ravi Rampaul to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Cracked! Back-to-back boundaries. Width on offer and Bairstow takes no time to get on top of it. A length ball, outside off. Bairstow stays on the back foot and slashes it through covers. The ball ends up in the boundary.
43.43.4: Ravi Rampaul to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Down the ground. Bairstow gets off the mark with a boundary. Full and on off. Bairstow stays inside the crease and plays it on the up. He drives it down the ground past mid off. The ball races away to the fence.
03.33.3: Ravi Rampaul to Jonny Bairstow, A length ball, on off. Jonny Bairstow defends it out watchfully.
03.23.2: Ravi Rampaul to Jonny Bairstow, Full and on middle and leg. Bairstow hangs back and clips it to mid-wicket.
03.13.1: Ravi Rampaul to Jason Roy, OUT! CAUGHT! Ravi Rampaul draws the first blood. He deceives Roy with a slower one and gets the better of him. An off-pace delivery, length and on the pads. Roy chips it towards mid-wicket. Chris Gayle is placed there. He leaps and takes a sharp catch. West Indies gets their first wicket and would hope to get a couple more before it gets too late. Can they make inroads in this game?
3 Overs | Runs : 21/1 | Run rate : 7
12.62.6: Akeal Hosein to Jason Roy, Another single this time! Full and on off. Roy tucks it to mid-wicket for a run. A great over for England 11 runs coming off it.
12.52.5: Akeal Hosein to Jos Buttler, Darted on the pads. Buttler flicks it to the gap at mid-wicket. The batters cross for a single.
12.42.4: Akeal Hosein to Jason Roy, Flatter and outside off. Roy stays back and punches it past extra cover for another single.
12.32.3: Akeal Hosein to Jos Buttler, Tossed up, on off. Buttler pushes it to cover. Andre Russell there fumbles and the batters are quick to take a single.
12.22.2: Akeal Hosein to Jason Roy, A single now! Flatter and around off. Roy stays back and punches it towards long off for a single.
62.12.1: Akeal Hosein to Jason Roy, SIX! BANG! Roy gets the first maximum of the chase and also his first boundary. Floated, full and on off. Roy makes room on the leg side and lifts it over the cover fence for a maximum. 
2 Overs | Runs : 10/0 | Run rate : 5
01.61.6: Ravi Rampaul to Jos Buttler, A dot to end the over! Back of a length, on off. Buttler hangs back and guides it to short third man. Jos Buttler wanted a single but Jason Roy was quick to send him back. 10 runs off the first two overs for England. West Indies need to stem the run flow, as there is not much to defend.
41.51.5: Ravi Rampaul to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Nicely played. Buttler gets the second boundary of the chase. A length ball, outside off. Buttler stays inside the crease and slashes it past point for a boundary.
01.41.4: Ravi Rampaul to Jos Buttler, On a length, outside off. Buttler taps it to point.
11.31.3: Ravi Rampaul to Jason Roy, Rampaul hurls a good-length ball, around off. Roy pushes it to mid on. The batters pick a single, before Rampaul chases and cuts it out.
01.21.2: Ravi Rampaul to Jason Roy, EDGY! A length ball, on off. Roy comes forward and shows the full face of the bat. The ball takes the outside edge and goes towards point, but meets the fielder on the bounce. 
01.11.1: Ravi Rampaul to Jason Roy, Rampaul starts with a dot delivery. Length and outside off. Roy stays back and blocks it off to covers.
1 Overs | Runs : 5/0 | Run rate : 5
00.60.6: Akeal Hosein to Jos Buttler, Arm ball to end the over, sliding in. Buttler stays inside the crease and defends it to cover. 5 runs off the first over. A stead start for England.
00.50.5: Akeal Hosein to Jos Buttler, Full and on off. Buttler works it to mid off.
40.40.4: Akeal Hosein to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Buttler is off the mark in some fashion. Good use of the wrists. Tossed up, full and outside off. Buttler hangs back and pushes it through extra cover. The ball races away to the boundary.
00.30.3: Akeal Hosein to Jos Buttler, Flatter and on off. Buttler stays inside the crease and defends it to point.
10.20.2: Akeal Hosein to Jason Roy, Roy and England are off the mark! Flighted, full and on middle. Roy pushes it to long on for a single.
00.10.1: Akeal Hosein to Jason Roy, Floated, full and on off. Roy drives it to cover.
West Indies First innings
Ravi Rampaul3 | 8)*
Akeal Hosein(6 | 13)
Adil Rashid2.2|0|2|4
014.214.2: Adil Rashid to Ravi Rampaul, OUT! TIMBER! Adil Rashid picks up his fourth wicket. This was a beautiful delivery from Rashid. Floated, full and on off. Rampaul looks to sweep it away but misses. The ball sneaks under the blade, spins in and hits the top of the stumps. WEST INDIES ARE BOWLED OUT AT 55. Yes, you read that right. 
014.114.1: Adil Rashid to Ravi Rampaul, Loopy ball, outside off. The ball stays low and moves away. Rampaul leaves it alone.
14 Overs | Runs : 55/9 | Run rate : 3.93
113.613.6: Tymal Mills to Ravi Rampaul, On top of off and bunted down towards cover-point for a quick single.
013.513.5: Tymal Mills to Ravi Rampaul, Peach! On a length, around off and angled in. The ball just holds it's line after pitching and agonisingly beats the outside edge of Ravi Rampaul's bat.
113.413.4: Tymal Mills to Akeal Hosein, Mills bowls a slower ball, full and on leg stump. Hosein digs it out to long on and picks up a run.
013.313.3: Tymal Mills to Akeal Hosein, Play and a miss! Good-length ball, outside off and Hosein misses the cut short this time.
213.213.2: Tymal Mills to Akeal Hosein, Good-looking shot from Akeal Hosein. Good-length ball, outside off and cut away through cover-point. Jonny Bairstow runs to his left from deep backward point and keeps it to two.
113.113.1: Tymal Mills to Ravi Rampaul, Back of a length, on middle. Ravi Rampaul punches it off the back foot through covers for a single.
13 Overs | Runs : 50/9 | Run rate : 3.85
012.612.6: Adil Rashid to Akeal Hosein, That one had a bit of bite on it. Shortish ball, around off and the ball just pops up after landing. Akeal Hosein manages to fend it away.
112.512.5: Adil Rashid to Ravi Rampaul, Fullish ball, sliding down the leg side. Rampaul works it through square leg and picks up a run. With that, the Fifty comes up for West Indies.
012.412.4: Adil Rashid to Ravi Rampaul, This is pushed a bit wider and Ravi Rampaul leaves it alone.
012.312.3: Adil Rashid to Ravi Rampaul, Almost! Quicker one, on off and sliding across the left-hander. Rampaul goes back and across but the ball beats him on the outside edge. Rashid misses out on his Hat-Trick.
012.212.2: Adil Rashid to Obed McCoy, OUT! TAKEN! Well, West Indies are doing an excellent job of finding the fielders as the 9th wicket goes down. Adil Rashid tosses it up again, on middle. Obed McCoy plays it recklessly in the air and pays the price but he is a tailender and that's how tailenders play. McCoy doesn't quite get underneath the ball and ends up launching it straight to Jason Roy at long on. Roy doesn't make any mistake and Rashid is on a hat-trick.
012.112.1: Adil Rashid to Kieron Pollard, OUT! CAUGHT! This is probably the last nail in the coffin for West Indies as the skipper, Kieron Pollard departs. Pollard tries to toy with the bowler as he shuffles a bit inside the crease but Adil Rashid is having none of it. Rashid tosses it up full and on middle. Pollard decides to take it on but gets it off the toe end of the bat. The ball goes aerially towards long on, where Jonny Bairstow takes the simplest of catches.
12 Overs | Runs : 49/8 | Run rate : 4.08
011.611.6: Tymal Mills to Akeal Hosein, Mills goes seam up now and hurls across a length ball, on off. This one jags back in sharply and raps Akeal Hosein on the pads as he looks to turn it on the leg side. Mills appeals but the umpire turns it down, might have been an inside edge on that one.
011.511.5: Tymal Mills to Akeal Hosein, Nice change of pace from Tymal Mills. Mills bowls it on a length, just outside off. Akeal Hosein looks to guide it through point but gets a bottom edge down to the keeper.
111.411.4: Tymal Mills to Kieron Pollard, Fullish ball, on leg stump. Pollard clips it off his pads to deep square leg for one.
111.311.3: Tymal Mills to Akeal Hosein, Back of a length, on off. Hosein punches it off the back foot through cover-point and rotates the strike.
111.211.2: Tymal Mills to Kieron Pollard, Drop and run. A length ball, outside off, Pollard gently taps it towards cover-point and picks up a single.
111.111.1: Tymal Mills to Akeal Hosein, Back of a length, around middle. Hosein dabs it down towards short mid-wicket and sets off for a quick single. He looks for the second but Pollard sends him back and rightly so.
11 Overs | Runs : 45/7 | Run rate : 4.09
110.610.6: Adil Rashid to Akeal Hosein, On off and eased down to long off for a run.
010.510.5: Adil Rashid to Akeal Hosein, Flighted ball, on leg and spinning into the left-hander. Hosein nudges it towards square leg.
010.410.4: Adil Rashid to Akeal Hosein, Flatter one, on off and skidding on. Hosein slices it towards backward point.
010.310.3: Adil Rashid to Akeal Hosein, Slower through the air and a bit fuller, on middle. Hosein manages to keep it out.
010.210.2: Adil Rashid to Akeal Hosein, Floated up, on off and pushed gently towards cover.
010.110.1: Adil Rashid to Andre Russell, OUT! Cleaned up! Adil Rashid gets rid of 'Dre Russ off his very first ball! Tossed up, on a length and around off. Andre Russell decides to spend some time at the crease and looks to get behind the line of the ball. Russell doesn't pick the slider as the ball skids on sharply. The ball goes through the gap between bat and pad and crashes into middle stump. Russell departs for a duck. West Indies in dire straits at the moment.
10 Overs | Runs : 44/7 | Run rate : 4.4
09.69.6: Chris Jordan to Kieron Pollard, Short again, outside off and the West Indian skipper decides to let that one go. West Indies are 44/6 at the halfway stage.
09.59.5: Chris Jordan to Kieron Pollard, Short of a length, on off and defended towrdas cover.
09.49.4: Chris Jordan to Kieron Pollard, Length ball, on middle and cramping Pollard for room again. Pollard gets caught on the crease and gets hit high on the pads again.
09.39.3: Chris Jordan to Kieron Pollard, A stifled appeal but there was an inside edge on it. Length ball, on off and angled in. Pollard looks to free his arms a bit and swipe across but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
09.29.2: Chris Jordan to Kieron Pollard, A length ball, on off and jagging back in. Pollard gets squared up and gets hit on the thigh pads.
29.19.1: Chris Jordan to Kieron Pollard, Back of a length, on the pads. Pollard glances it off his hips behind square on the leg side and picks up a couple.
9 Overs | Runs : 42/6 | Run rate : 4.67
08.98.6: Tymal Mills to Andre Russell, Fuller, outside off, Andre Russell looks to heave this over the leg side but misses. 
08.88.5: Tymal Mills to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Tymal Mills picks up his second wicket and this time Pooran goes back for just one. England are cruising through at the moment. Mills fires in a full-length ball, outside off. The dots put the pressure on Pooran to go hunting for a boundary. Pooran swings his blade hard at it. Looking for a crisp drive but all he gets is an outside edge. Jos Buttler does the rest behind the stumps. West Indies slip further.
08.78.5: Tymal Mills to Nicholas Pooran, WIDE! Mills misses his line again. He serves it full and down leg. Pooran looks to sweep it away but misses. Wide called.
08.68.4: Tymal Mills to Nicholas Pooran, A bouncer outside off. Pooran looks to chase it but keeps his blade near his body in the end. Mills is really good with his variations.
08.58.3: Tymal Mills to Nicholas Pooran, Play and a miss! On a length, outside off, nips away a bit. Pooran looks to go for the booming drive but misses.
08.48.2: Tymal Mills to Nicholas Pooran, Good length and on off. Pooran blocks it back to the bowler.
08.38.2: Tymal Mills to Nicholas Pooran, WIDE! Slower full-length ball, going down leg. Pooran looks to flick it away but misses. Wide called.
18.28.1: Tymal Mills to Kieron Pollard, Full and on the pads. Pollard tucks it to deep square leg for a single.
08.18.1: Tymal Mills to Kieron Pollard, WIDE! Good-length ball, outside off, angling across the right-hander. Pollard leaves it alone. Wide called by the umpire.
8 Overs | Runs : 39/5 | Run rate : 4.88
17.67.6: Chris Jordan to Kieron Pollard, Pollard opens his account with a single. Full and on middle. Pollard clips it towards mid-wicket and takes off for a single. Excellent over by Jordan, 5 runs and a wicket off it.
07.57.5: Chris Jordan to Kieron Pollard, Short ball, on off. Pollard hangs back and looks to pull it away. All he manages is to get is an inside edge onto the pads.
07.47.4: Chris Jordan to Kieron Pollard, Two dots after the wicket. Great bowling by Jordan. Full-length ball, on off. Pollard is glued to his crease, as he defends it out.
07.37.3: Chris Jordan to Kieron Pollard, A slower, length ball, on off. Pollard pushes it to the man at mid off.
07.27.2: Chris Jordan to Dwayne Bravo, OUT! CAUGHT! Again, the same pattern just like Gayle. Four and Out! With this half of the West Indies squad has been sent back. A full-length ball, around off. Bravo stays inside the crease and slashes it towards point. The ball stays a pinch above the ground and goes straight to Jonny Bairstow. He takes a brilliant low catch to add on to the misery of the defending champions.
47.17.1: Chris Jordan to Dwayne Bravo, FOUR! Well played! Bravo gets going now. Back of a length, outside off. Bravo hangs back and upper cuts it over backward point. The ball races away to the boundary. West Indies need more of this.
7 Overs | Runs : 33/4 | Run rate : 4.71
06.66.6: Moeen Ali to Nicholas Pooran, Flighted, full and on middle. Pooran blocks it out watchfully. The current pair of West Indies have to take care of the repair work. They have to grow into the innings and their side to safer shores.
16.56.5: Moeen Ali to Dwayne Bravo, Floated, full and on off. Bravo comes inside the line and tucks it to mid-wicket for another run.
16.46.4: Moeen Ali to Nicholas Pooran, Flatter and around off. Pooran goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
06.36.3: Moeen Ali to Nicholas Pooran, Tossed up, around off. Pooran plays it back to the bowler.
06.26.2: Moeen Ali to Nicholas Pooran, Full and on off. Pooran prods and defends it onto the pitch.
06.16.1: Moeen Ali to Nicholas Pooran, An appeal for lbw but turned down. Loopy ball, around leg. Pooran prods and looks to defend it out. He misses and gets rapped on the pads. The umpire says no for the appeal.
6 Overs | Runs : 31/4 | Run rate : 5.17
05.65.6: Tymal Mills to Chris Gayle, OUT! CAUGHT! West Indies are in a spot of bother now. They lose their fourth wicket and the Universe Boss, Chris Gayle has to depart. Tymal Mills has the last laugh here. A length ball, around middle and off. Gayle was on the attack after getting the boundary on the previous delivery, but he does not pick it up well. He whips across the line, hoping to find the boundary but the ball loops high in the air off the bottom end, towards mid-wicket. Dawid Malan there backpedals and takes a sharp catch. At the end of the Powerplay, West Indies are at 31/4! 
45.55.5: Tymal Mills to Chris Gayle, FOUR! Up and over! Gayle releases the pressure. Short ball, around off. Gayle hangs back and cuts it over covers for a boundary.
05.45.4: Tymal Mills to Chris Gayle, Four dots on the trot! Excellent bowling by Mills. Good-length ball, outside off, nipping away. Gayle hangs back and swings hard but misses.
05.35.3: Tymal Mills to Chris Gayle, Make it three now! Good variation by Mills. This one was ultra slow. Fuller and on the pads. The ball takes time to reach the batter. Gayle defends it to the leg side.
05.25.2: Tymal Mills to Chris Gayle, Two dots in a row. This time, a swing and miss from Gayle. Back of a length, in the corridor of uncertainty. Gayle looks to heave it away but misses.
05.15.1: Tymal Mills to Chris Gayle, Mills hurls in a length ball, around off. Gayle stays on the back foot and defends it to cover.
5 Overs | Runs : 27/3 | Run rate : 5.4
04.64.6: Moeen Ali to Dwayne Bravo, Quicker and flatter, around off. Dwayne Bravo defends it out.
04.54.5: Moeen Ali to Dwayne Bravo, Slowed up, outside off. Bravo manages to keep it out.
04.44.4: Moeen Ali to Shimron Hetmyer, OUT! CAUGHT! Moeen Ali has the last laugh as West Indies lose their third wicket inside the Powerplay. This is flatter and is angled into the body. Shimron Hetmyer rocks back and looks to pull it over mid on. Hetmyer doesn't get a good connection on it and the ball goes flat towards mid on. The skipper, Eoin Morgan takes a comfortable catch and Ali has his second. 
04.34.3: Moeen Ali to Shimron Hetmyer, Fullish ball, on off and caressed towards cover.
44.24.2: Moeen Ali to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! And now on the other side! This is good batting from Shimron Hetmyer. Flighted ball, around off. Hetmyer comes down the track again and hits it inside-out, with the spin. The ball goes well over extra cover and races away into the fence yet again.
44.14.1: Moeen Ali to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! Shimron Hetmyer tries to be aggressive and gets the reward. Ali tries to angle it in on the pads, Hetmyer skips down the track and manages to clear mid on. The ball races away into the wide long on fence.
4 Overs | Runs : 19/2 | Run rate : 4.75
13.63.6: Chris Woakes to Shimron Hetmyer, Uppish but into the gap! Slightly fuller in length, around off. Hetmyer drives it aerially but through the cover-point region. The ball goes to the sweeper in the deep as the batters take the single.
13.53.5: Chris Woakes to Chris Gayle, Length again, outside off. Gayle nudges it on the off side and picks up an easy single.
03.43.4: Chris Woakes to Chris Gayle, Good-length ball, outside off. Gayle punches it towards cover.
03.33.3: Chris Woakes to Chris Gayle, Uppish but safe! Back of a length, around off. Gayle looks to drive on the up but mistimes it and the ball falls just short of the cover-point fielder.
43.23.2: Chris Woakes to Chris Gayle, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for the big man. A touch short and wide, Gayle rocks back and thrashes it through the backward point region and picks up another boundary.
43.13.1: Chris Woakes to Chris Gayle, FOUR! Classy shot from Chris Gayle to get off the mark. Length, on off and Gayle just stands tall and cover drives it beautifully through the off side field. He picks up a boundary as well.
3 Overs | Runs : 9/2 | Run rate : 3
02.62.6: Moeen Ali to Shimron Hetmyer, A wicket-maiden from Moeen Ali now and the pressure is building up on West Indies. This is sliding down the leg side and Hetmyer looks to flick but misses. No wide given as the ball might have just flicked the pad on the way.
02.52.5: Moeen Ali to Shimron Hetmyer, On off and kept out by Shimron Hetmyer.
02.42.4: Moeen Ali to Shimron Hetmyer, Flighted again and on middle as well, Hetmyer looks to push at it but gets it off the inner half of the bat towards short mid-wicket.
02.32.3: Moeen Ali to Shimron Hetmyer, Flighted ball, on middle. Hetmyer keeps it out.
02.22.2: Moeen Ali to Lendl Simmons, OUT! CAUGHT! This is reckless batting and Lendl Simmons will be very disappointed with that shot. Slightly flatter, on the off stump and Simmons decides to break the shackles. Simmons gets a bit low and looks to slog this away. Simmons gets a decent connection on it but there's no elevation. In the end, he picks out the man at the cow corner fence perfectly. Liam Livingstone over there doesn't have to move an inch and completes a simple catch.
02.12.1: Moeen Ali to Lendl Simmons, A floater, around off stump. Simmons puts out a stride to defend it out.
2 Overs | Runs : 9/1 | Run rate : 4.5
01.61.6: Chris Woakes to Chris Gayle, A dot to end an excellent over from Chris Woakes. Woakes hits the length hard and bowls it around off. Chris Gayle leaves it through to the keeper.
01.51.5: Chris Woakes to Chris Gayle, Length again, around off and angling across the left-hander. Gayle opens the face of the bat and guides it towards backward point.
11.41.4: Chris Woakes to Lendl Simmons, Good-length ball, around middle and leg. Simmons works it off the back foot on the leg side for one.
01.31.3: Chris Woakes to Evin Lewis, OUT! CAUGHT! Early fireworks for England as Chris Woakes delivers in his first over. On a length, around middle and the ball holds up in the surface a bit. Evin Lewis looks to force the big shot and looks to go downtown. Lewis is through his swing a bit early and skies the ball behind the mid off region. Moeen Ali runs back from mid off and takes a very well-judged catch.
01.21.2: Chris Woakes to Evin Lewis, A length ball, on off and angling across. Lewis gets right behind the line of the ball to block it out.
11.11.1: Chris Woakes to Lendl Simmons, Back of a length, on middle and leg. Simmons turns it off his hips towards deep square leg and picks up a run.
1 Overs | Runs : 7/0 | Run rate : 7
60.60.6: Moeen Ali to Evin Lewis, SIX! Here we go! Tossed up, in the slot. Evin Lewis gets under it and strikes it cleanly back over the bowler's head for a biggie. That's the West Indian way of getting off the mark. 7 off the first over.
00.50.5: Moeen Ali to Evin Lewis, Short but doesn't give any width. Lewis rocks back and looks to force it through covers but can't.
00.40.4: Moeen Ali to Evin Lewis, Loopy ball, around off. Lewis defends it on the off side.
10.30.3: Moeen Ali to Lendl Simmons, Slightly flatter and around off, Lendl Simmons goes back and nudges it through the mid-wicket region. Simmons and West Indies are underway with that single.
00.20.2: Moeen Ali to Lendl Simmons, Tossed up, outside off and this is pushed towards mid off.
00.10.1: Moeen Ali to Lendl Simmons, Ali starts with a nicely flighted ball, around off. Simmons pats it back to the bowler.
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