West Indies v England, first Twenty20 international, Barbados, as it happened

West Indies beat England by 27 runs to win the first Twenty20 international in Barbados.

9 March 2014 Last updated at 17:33

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  1. 21:40: 

    So, some worrying news for England there with Stuart Broad hinting that he will miss the last two games of the tour. Somewhat appropriately, on an island where the locals are known like a glass of rum (or two), it will be time for England to reach for the Captain Morgan.

    The next game of the series is on Tuesday, in Barbados again at the same time. Thanks for your company this evening - I hope you'll join us then.

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    Mo, Oldham: Why are people still looking back at the whole Kevin Pietersen situation. No one man makes a team. Pietersen's time has come, and looks as thought it has gone, playing for England. Let's move on and build for the future.

    Tom Lilburn, Cambridge: Predictable; slow start, top order collapse and Graeme Swann desperately trying to be positive as he's 'England's biggest fan.' Boring. Missing KP already.


    West Indies captain Darren Sammy: "That's what we asked for, we played a good game in front of a full house, the start Chris [Gayle] and [Dwayne] Smith gave allowed Marlon to play a big innings as we know how destructive Chris can be.

    "Sunil Narine will probably go for a scan later, he's an integral part of our team, we've already lost Kieron Pollard so we can't afford to lose another key player. Hopefully on Tuesday we can repeat that performance."


    England captain Stuart Broad: "The spin bowlers have taken most of the wickets and had the best economy rates but last time we played here it was different, the seam bowlers did a lot of damage so that's something we'll have to take into consideration.

    "We didn't get going today but that can happen chasing a decent score. It's nothing to panic about, it didn't go our way today. I've got a bit of patellar tendonitis so I'm not sure I'll play the next two games to get right for the World Twenty20."


    Man of the match Marlon Samuels: "I've been working hard, but the hard work is paying off. I love to play cricket in Barbados, the pitch was one you could play your shots on, so we had to back ourselves."

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    Andrew Lawton: England's complete inability to play spin in limited-overs cricket does not bode well for a World T20 on the subcontinent.

  7. 21:29: 

    Let's get ready to hear from the captains...

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Going into the game, England will have been pretty sure they had the right team. Considering how badly England batted, they still got up to 143."

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    One Cricket Fan: As England search for a fresh team ethic they appear to have forgotten they need to win as well.

    Pat O'Hara: Dressing room will be fine. Nobody to be jealous of when you're all as bad each other.

    Lee Stewart Lewis: Bresnan must have been involved in as many run-outs as Inzamam and Ranatunga by now.

  10. 21:25: 

    I think the man of the match award will probably be heading in the direction of Marlon Samuels today, but West Indies should be grateful to the start they got from Dwayne Smith in their innings and birthday boy Samuel Badree in England's. Meanwhile, England's Ravi Bopara and Tim Bresnan can hold their heads up high for their batting performances. But the fans will ask... why does it always come down to them?

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    Tony Coco, London: It is evident to everyone that we can't play spin. Our batsmen treat it like it's an unfathomable bolt from a sorcerer's wand. There is no hope, therefore, on the spinning wickets of Bangladesh this month. I'd rank our chances as no higher than Ireland's.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "If I were England captain here, I would say the team selection was fine. But what I should say with hindsight is that England should have picked another spinner, probably Stephen Parry."

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    Adam, London: In regards to Swanny's 'the IPL isn't the be all and end all', KP may have been the only English player taking part in the IPL in 2010 but he was also the player of the tournament and the main reason why we won the World T20.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "England will be so disappointed because at stages in this game they were really in command and playing really well. If Samuels got out the Windies were in trouble, he gave the chance, it was grassed, they got up to 170 and England could get nowhere near in the end. West Indies deservedly 1-0 up in the series, a very good crowd will have enjoyed the cricket."

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    "Not for one moment did England even look as though they were going to threaten to win. There was something about West Indies being quicker out of the blocks today, hitting 19 off that first over."

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    Carl Taylor: Giles will put England back 10 years if he gets the job. Tom Moody wants the job and should be given it.

  17. 21:17: 

    So, quite comfortable in the end for West Indies, especially considering Sunil Narine could only bowl two overs. England must certainly rethink their strategy against spin early on.

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    Stephen, Glasgow: It's time England fans stopped going on about Pietersen, he's no longer an England player so stop living in the past and embrace the future... however good or bad that may look.

    Dave, Teignmouth: Beginning to wonder if Giles can cut it at this level. Results not good for him so far but the ECB seems to be a bit like my workplace, an old boys' club where it ain't what you know... Giles' face obviously fits!

  19. 21:15: 


  20. 20 overs: 
    Eng 143-9

    Even a Garry Sobers-eque six sixes from Bresnan won't rescue this one for England without wides or no-balls... but Big Tim is striking it well, hoisting the first ball for four over Bravo's head. He can't pierce the infield with the second ball, but the third is worked for a single to deep square leg to bring Dernbach on strike. England's last man steps back before hanging his bat out to poke a single to Gayle at point. Bresnan swings and misses at the fifth ball, and the last is swiped over backward point for four to leave Bresnan unbeaten on 47 from 29 balls.

    Well, at least they batted the overs out...

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's been a complete bowling performance from the West Indies."

  22. 19 overs: 
    WICKET- Tredwell run out (Russell) 1 (Eng 13-9)
    Andre Russell runs out James Tredwell

    Russell to bowl, and Bresnan bludgeons a six over wide long-on. A two and a single take Bres to 38 from 23 balls and finally bring new man James Tredwell on strike. he's off the mark with a single. Bresnan is hit on the pad, they attempt a leg bye and the speedy Russell follows through to throw down the stumps and run Tredwell out!

    So, just 38 needed off the last over. And Jade Dernbach to come...

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Broad was looking for the single, Bresnan didn't want to know, magnificent work from Ramdin. 48 from two overs is not an impossible task, but pretty close."

  24. 18 overs: 
    WICKET- Broad run out (Ramdin) 5 (Eng 123-8)

    Three overs left. Bravo to bowl, Broad swings and misses as Bravo takes the pace off. A single to deep mid-off takes him to three. Bresnan tries a big heave but it goes to short fine leg for a single. A tumbling stop by Russell at long-on restricts Broad to two - having seen how quickly he covered the ground there, it's not surprising to hear from Tony Cozier on TMS that Russell used to run in the Jamaican Schools championships with some lad called Usain Bolt... They run two. Broad then plays, misses, tries to steal a single and keeper Ramdin throws the stumps down. 48 needed from 12 balls.

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    Schweizermag: Anybody still believe Ashley Giles is the answer to England's problems after this latest shambles?

    Amin Adatia: Whatever happens here in the first game, I doubt if WI will be able to win the series (as usual).

    Phil Roberts: Harmonious dressing room or talented cricketers? Discuss. At least it won't be spinning in Bangladesh...

  26. 17 overs: 
    Eng 119-7 (target 171)

    West Indies turn to their deventh bowler - fast-medium right-arm seamer Andre Russell, whose first ball is swiped off the edge for four by Bresnan. A single takes Big Tim to 23, Broad isn't connecting with the bat here but runs a bye to bare-headed wicketkeeper Ramdin standing back. Bresnan rides his luck with an inside edge past the keeper for four, and two more singles mean it's 11 from the over, but the required rate is approaching 17 - 52 needed from 18 balls.

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    Bob Byles: Time for a captain's innings from Broad now, and hopefully his last one as he clearly is not up to the job. Probably true of Gilo as well but the new England and Wales hierarchy are far too stubborn to see that.

    Andrew Cunningham: Future's looking really bright for England, so glad to see the back of Pietersen!??! - England fans deserve so much better than this.

  28. 16 overs: 
    NOT OUT- Eng 107-7

    He's not out - Broad's toe was grounded behind the line. But another dot ball means England need 64 from 24 balls.

  29. 15.4 overs: 

    Bresnan guides the first ball of Samuels's final over for a single to long leg. Broad is off the mark with a tap to the point boundary for one, Bresnan helps a two to third man and a single to deep mid-wicket, but ones and twos won't do it for England here. Broad swings and misses, Ramdin appeals for a stumping and they go upstairs...

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    Former England striker Gary Lineker on Twitter: The golf's dull. Turned over to watch the cricket... no respite from mediocrity here.

  31. 15 overs: 
    Eng 102-7 (target 171)

    Stuart Broad is the new batsman, entering what increasingly looks like a lost cause. A single from Bresnan brings the skipper on strike, Broad plays and misses at Bravo, 69 more are needed from 30 balls.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Good knock from Ravi Bopara but he was left so so much to do. England will be saying they really have to work on taking pace off the ball because the West Indies have really shown how to do it, they've bowled very cleverly."

  33. 14.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Bopara c and b Bravo 42 (Eng 101-7)

    Rampaul off, Bravo back on, Bresnan adds a single before Bopara launches one over the leaping Chris Gayle at extra cover and away for four. Not often that you see Gayle crash to the turf... But Bopara's cameo is ended as he is fooled by a slower ball, gets a top edge and skies one high into the air for a simple return catch to Bravo, who celebrates with a bit of a dance.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "These two need to go hell for leather now, if they can possibly get England anywhere near it will be a magnificent effort but it isn't looking good so far."

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  35. 14 overs: 
    Eng 96-6 (target 171)

    Samuels in for his third over, Bresnan and Bopara help themselves to five singles. 75 needed from 36. Time to go out in a blaze of glory?

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    Mark Savile: What was the name of that really good English T20 player again? Pieter-something? Can't remember, never mind..

    Richard Smith: Can't bat, can't bowl, can't field. At least we're consistent. Obviously nothing to do with Giles - he's great!

    Ben Dunbar: That shot is tempting me to get off the Team Stokes bus. Poor from Big Ben that.

  37. 13 overs: 
    Eng 91-6
    Ravi Bopara on the attack

    Bopara slogs Rampaul towards cow corner, Johnson Charles slides on his knees but can't stop the boundary. Another four is hoisted over the bowler's head, Bopara is virtually playing West Indies on his own here - he has 35 from 19 balls. A single brings Bresnan back on strike, he uppercuts a four past the diving fielder on the third man boundary. A single takes the Yorkshireman to nine, England took 17 from that over but the required rate is still over 11 as they need 80 from 42 balls. Ben Stokes, in the England dug-out, looks thoroughly cheesed off with life.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "When we won the World T20 in 2010 probably only Kevin Pietersen was playing in the IPL so that is not the be all and and all. It's just a money-making exercise for the players."

  39. 12.1 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Eng 77-6

    Rampaul replaces Sammy, Bresnan gets a leading edge and skies one over the covers - Sammy and Samuels both go for it, eventually Sammy takes the captain's prerogative and goes for it... and puts the chance down, as he dives for it. Bresnan runs one.

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    Jamie Walton: Well, it'll be difficult to come back from this, at least the changing room will be a happier place though.

    Naveed Yousafi: Nice to see the no "KP" thing working out well for England.

    Emma Cann: Is it too much to hope that England are sandbagging to win the World T20 by surprise?

  41. 12 overs: 
    Eng 76-6 (target 171)

    The umpires have another word to calm matters between Samuels and Bopara as Tim Bresnan strides to the crease. He drives his first ball for a well-run two to long-on, and cuts his second for a single. 95 needed from 48 balls.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That spun a lot, it's really gripped off a length and another good stumping from Ramdin. England in real dire straits here."

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  43. 11.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Stokes st Ramdin b Samuels 4 (Eng 73-6)
    Ben Stokes is stumped

    Bopara knocks Samuels for a single, then there's a bit of a chat between the bowler, captain Sammy, both batsmen and both umpires - the suggestion is that Samuels bowled before Ravi was ready... Two more singles, but England lose their sixth wicket as Stokes comes down the track as Samuels finds turn and bounce, and the Durham man becomes the third England batsman to be stumped today.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "England fans would come to Barbados to watch tiddlywinks but they are here in droves and they won't have given up hope yet."

  45. 11 overs: 
    Eng 70-5

    A sensible bowling change by West Indies as the fast-medium Bravo is replaced by the medium-fast Sammy, who's likely to vary his pace more. He comes round the wicket to the left-handed Stokes, who whips a single to long-on. Bopara guides a two to deep extra cover, they decide against a third run as Lendl Simmons has a terrific arm from the deep. Two more singles bring Bopara back on strike... and he clearly doesn't think it's over yet as he launches a big six over cow corner and into the dug-outs. A single means it's 12 from Sammy's over - but they're going to have to keep going at that rate to win.

    Over in the party stand, some fans are watching atop a wooden boat, dressed as... pirates. (Of the Caribbean). But England's hopes may have already set sail into the sunset...

  47. 10 overs: 
    Eng 58-5 (target 171)

    Ben Stokes is the new batsman so one left-hander succeeds another. He's off the mark with a single, Bopara adds a two but England have a mountain to climb from the halfway mark of their innings.

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    Frank Vincent: Game over. Disappointed by selection. Disappointed by bowling. Disappointed by batting. Gotta love England's consistency.

    Adam Butler: That shot wasn't needed. Forget about the bowling practice just need to learn to bat properly.

    Dennis Edwards: England playing impatiently and getting out cheaply. Windies spin tactics paying more than dividends. Game looks over already.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Morgan was just trying to move the pace on and picked the man out. Didn't quite get the trajectory, that was the problem, hit it well but hit it flat."

  50. 9.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Morgan c sub (J Charles) b Samuels 19 (Eng 55-5)
    Marlon Samuels celebrates the wicket of Eoin Morgan

    Yep, it's Samuels, cool as a cucumber behind his sunglasses, to replace the injured Narine at the Malcolm Marshall End. Morgan nudges a single, Bopara guides one through mid-wicket but then Morgan perishes after a big heave as Charles picks up his second catch on the cow corner boundary - expertly making sure he didn't step back over the rope.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a fillip for England if Narine does stay off, he was looking pretty tricky. Here he's got the additional power on his side of having extra bounce, so when the ball does move it's even harder to play."

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  52. 9 overs: 
    Eng 52-4 (target 171)

    Dwayne Bravo into the attack, Bopara launches a lovely lofted drive over the bowler's head for four. With Narine off the field, I wonder if part-timers Marlon Samuels (providing he doesn't bowl his banned quicker ball) or Chris Gayle might turn their arms over for a bit of off-spin, given that the slower bowlers are prevailing? Bopara flashes another four past backward point, then clips a quick single off his legs. A Morgan single means England need 118 more from 66 balls.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Paul Collingwood said the other day he wouldn't get in the Scotland T20 team now because you need to clear the boundary so you wonder if Joe Root, who doesn't really clear the boundary, would be in the first-choice team."

  54. 8 overs: 
    Eng 43-4

    Narine's OK to continue - Ravi Bopara is the new batsman, and fortune favours him as he gets a fine edge between keeper Denesh Ramdin and slip Darren Sammy for two. A delicate dab past Sammy ensures he keeps the strike. But now Narine gingerly leaves the field, so West Indies need a 13th man - Andre Fletcher.

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    Mark: Use the force Luke, and your lightsaber because your bat's not working and you never bowl. Moeen Ali instead bowls, fields and BATS.

  56. 20:16: 

    Now Narine's in the wars - he's limping and summons the physio for a visit. Simon Mann and Derek Pringle on TMS think he may have pulled something when chasing the ball down after that fielding lapse in Badree's last over.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "I know these fancy shots are all part of the game these days but a cross-batted shot like that against the spin of Narine tells you the batsman is not reading him."

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  58. 7.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Buttler c sub (J Charles) b Narine 0 (Eng 40-4)

    Buttler attempts a reverse sweep and is caught at short third man by sub fielder Johnson Charles for a third-ball duck. England rocking.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "With all the spinners England played in Antigua, you think they might have misread the pitch as they've dropped them all apart from Tredwell."

  60. 7 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Eng 40-3

    Jos Buttler is the new batsman but they crossed on the catch. Morgan hits back to the bowler and is dropped when he had the chance of a fourth wicket. A hard chance, but a chance. And to make matters worse, a casual fumble by Narine at short third man lets a boundary through. Badree finishes with 3-17 from his four overs, and is leaving the field for attention from the physio as he really wore one on the hand trying to take that return catch.

  61. 6.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Lumb c Rampaul b Badree 18 (Eng 36-3)

    Badree, who turns 33 today, takes his third wicket as Lumb lofts one down the throat of deep square leg. Whatever England are trying, it's not working.

  62. 6 overs: 
    Eng 36-2 (Lumb 18*, Morgan 13*)

    As if it couldn't get worse for England, here comes "mystery spinner" Sunil Narine who had them in all sorts of trouble in the ODIs. I wonder if the Kensington Oval's overseers thought that slow bowlers might prevail here, having named the two bowler's ends after pace legends Malcolm Marshall and Joel Garner? Lumb manages a single, Morgan steps forward and slog-sweeps his third four but survives the rest of the over despite a couple of shaky moments.

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    Ronnie, Kirkcaldy: Look at the bowling figures. All the fast bowlers were expensive. As usual. England should use four slow bowlers plus Bopara and Bresnan. And make Morgan captain.

    Ravi B: The Windies play T20 like it's supposed to be played, England just look like they're stuck in 1980.

  64. 5 overs: 
    Eng 31-2 (target 171)

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it, so West Indies continue with leg-spinner Badree, who rolls in some more leg breaks at a decent pace and is reverse-swept for four by the left-handed Morgan. The Dubliner moves to nine with a single, fellow left-hander Lumb scampers a quick leg bye. Badree has 2-13 from three.

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    Matt Annetts: Playing Luke Wright over Moeen Ali is starting to look like a bad decision.

    Tim Williams: Really Luke? This isn't jazz hat Sunday League cricket - getting stumped first ball is beyond a joke for a professional.

    Peter Miller: Seriously, enough with Luke Wright. The guy is simply not good enough. Moeen Ali is far better.

  66. 4 overs: 
    Eng 24-2

    The burly Rampaul to continue, Michael Lumb has lost two partners now but is going along nicely, guiding a two before chipping a four to the extra cover boundary. A single takes him to 16 from 13 balls.

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    Chris Parker: Been a Wright fan for a long time but I can't defend his recent performances, looks a completely different player for England.

    Ollie Kemp: Has Luke Wright ever seen a spin bowler before?

    Steve Scola: Yet again Luke Wright proves that he is useless in an England shirt.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The positive is that Eoin Morgan has come in with 17-18 overs of batting left and if he stays in I'll wager England will come out victorious."

  69. 3 overs: 
    Eng 17-2 (target 171)

    New batsman Eoin Morgan survives the hat-trick ball and gets his engine running by pulling a four off his second ball. Meanwhile, captain Stuart Broad is seen shaking his head as he watches something on a computer screen with England's analyst - his sister Gemma.

  70. 2.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Wright st Ramdin b Badree 0 (Eng 13-2)

    So is his back foot on the line, or behind it? A long wait for the decision. Graeme Swann thinks it's not out, Tony Cozier thinks it's out... He's out! Two stumpings in two balls, Wright goes for a golden duck and Badree on a hat-trick!


    New man Luke Wright goes for a slog first ball, Ramdin takes the bails off and is he stumped too?

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "This was a classic case of a man who doesn't like facing seam and doesn't facing spin early doors, this is the pressure the West Indies have created."

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  73. 2.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Hales st Ramdin b Badree 3 (Eng 13-1)
    Alex Hales is stumped

    Badree in again, Hales knocks a single and Lumb, a World Twenty20 winner on this ground, helps one down to long-on. But Hales comes down the track and is completely foxed by the leg-spinner, missing the ball as Denesh Ramdin takes the bails off. Stumped, though he was very nearly bowled.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "If the West Indies innings highlighted it is that anything short is going to get punished. Pace off the ball was successful and it wouldn't surprise me if we see 18-19 overs of slower balls."

  75. 2 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- Eng 11-0

    Ravi Rampaul drops short to Lumb, who anticipates the length and pulls it away for four. The next ball is much slower and Lumb is beaten outside off stump. Then a big appeal for lbw is dismissed by umpire Joel Wilson. Lumb raises his game to launch one over short third man for four.

  76. 1 over: 
    Eng 2-0 (target 171)

    The Nottinghamshire "firm" of Michael Lumb and Alex Hales opening as usual for England in T20 cricket - and Badree's leg-spin is pretty effective first up as only a leg bye and a Hales single are accrued from the over. Do I need to tell you that West Indies were 19-0 at this stage?

    Tony Cozier, BBC Test Match Special

    "Badree is something of a phantom leg-spinner, and a T20 specialist - he doesn't even play for Trinidad and Tobago in first-class cricket or in their 50-over team."

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  78. 19:40: 

    We're almost ready to resume. It looks as though West Indies are starting with the spin of Samuel Badree.

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    Hari: Lack of IPL/Big Bash for these England boys means sadly we don't have a death bowler in the team.

    But all of the top six batsmen today - Lumb, Hales, Wright, Morgan, Buttler and Bopara - all played in the Big Bash...

  80. 19:37: 

    England's (temporary) assistant coach Paul Collingwood tells TMS's Kevin Howells in an interview (recorded before the game that this will "probably" be his last season as a player.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Dernbach bowled well, I really feel I have to stick up for him because he has not got many admirers in the media, but he is a good bowler, you can take it from me."

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    Andrew Lawton: This is one of Dernbach's better performances and people still aren't impressed. Who should replace him?

    Paul Watson: England will need 50 overs to get these, if they don't get bowled out inside 20 overs!

    Josh Cooper: To be fair to Dernbach, that was a good last over. England should still drop him, though.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "If Lumb and Hales get going, they could easily chop off the first 100 runs of the 170 chase. James Tredwell would have taken that catch 99 times out of 100, if that Tredwell had held, they might only be chasing 150-155."

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    Test Match Special statistician Malcolm Ashton: England have only scored more than 170 twice to win a T20. 181-4 (set 178) to win v Ind at Bombay 2012/3 and 173-3 v WI at Notts 2012.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "England responded very well to the early onslaught and got themselves into a magnificent position. But that's where they fell just a little bit and if it wasn't for two exceptional overs from Dernbach and Bresnan they could have been chasing a lot more. I'd say it's fairly even, West Indies will be pleased with runs on the board but England will be delighted they are not chasing over 200 that looked like it would be rearing its ugly head."

  86. 19:30: 

    Samuels finishes with 69 from 46 balls, by the way. Russell made 24 from 15. As we've got a quick turnaround (due to England bowling their overs a little slower than they should), here are the bowling figures:

    Broad 2-0-26-0, Dernbach 4-0-36-0, Bresnan 4-0-36-0, Stokes 2-0-30-0, Bopara 4-0-23-2, Tredwell 4-0-16-1.

  87. 20 overs: 
    WI 170-3

    Samuels plays and misses, then helps a slower ball down to long leg for one. Samuels thinks it was above waist height, but it's not called as a no-ball. The last ball, to Russell, is a yorker, but Russell digs it out and he can only run a single. And I'm not trying to be sarcastic - that was a good last over by Dernbach.

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    Frank Vincent: Hopefully Tredwell dropping Samuels is the best thing for future of English cricket. Doombach is not good enough. Get rid.

    Kevin Rose: Just had a horrible Ashes flashback... Lots of balls dropping everywhere...

    Adam Wheeler: Bet Dernbach gets a load of grief now, even though Samuels was dropped first ball of the over. Never rains, always pours.

  89. 19.3 overs: 
    WI 168-3

    Broad has only bowled two overs himself, but gives Dernbach the last over, and Russell works a single to cow corner. Samuels can only help a single to deep mid-wicket. Russell digs out a single to long-on, a decent first half of the last over...

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "You've got to look at two sides of the story, where have those runs come from, why have they come? It's because of that dropped catch."

  91. 19 overs: 
    WI 165-3

    Tim Bresnan is entrusted with the penultimate over. A single from Russell brings Samuels (who has 63 from his first 40 balls) back on strike. Samuels is hit a painful blow on the right knee as he tries to force Bres through the leg side and limps through for a leg bye. Russell joins the fun by smacking a six over cover into the party stand before drilling a single to long-on to move to 21 from 12 balls. Samuels helps one down the leg side for four to bring up the fifty stand. 13 from the over, one to come.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Who'd be a death bowler? Samuels should have been out, he was dropped. It wasn't Jade Dernbach's fault, the wicket should have been taken but now the West Indies are in a position to dominate this game."

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  93. 18 overs: 
    SAMUELS 50- WI 152-3
    Marlon Samuels

    Samuels reaches his fifty from 37 balls by crashing another four down the ground, before slicing a third successive boundary over short third man. Another firm straight drive bisects long-off and long-on - four deliveries, four fours. This is too easy for Samuels, a square cut brings him his fifth successive four of the over (the first having been a dot when he was dropped). 20 from Dernbach's over.

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    Ashley Watson: Think England would fancy chasing 150.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Tredwell has got the best pair of hands by far in this team but it has just popped out."

  96. 17.2 overs: 

    The TMS inbox is reinforced for another volley of comments as Jade Dernbach is recalled to the attack, Samuels, on 43, lifts the ball to extra cover and it's straight to James Tredwell, right into his guts... but the ball bounces out of his hands and out. The reprieved Samuels smashes a four through the covers.

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    Alan Compton: A well disciplined bowling performance on the most part, ruined by two or three ridiculous overs.

  98. 17 overs: 
    WI 132-3

    Tim Bresnan back on, Russell finally adds a boundary to his score as he muscles a full toss through cow corner for four, before swinging and missing as he gets down on one knee. An attempted drive flies off a bottom edge down to fine leg, and the outfield is lightning-fast as it beats the diving Luke Wright to the boundary. A single brings Samuels on strike, he swings and misses as the ball flies between his legs but he still has the brass neck to suggest it should have been a wide...

  99. 16 overs: 
    CLOSE!- WI 122-3

    England's slower bowlers have been less expensive today, but they're bowled out and it's going to have to be five overs of pace to finish the innings. Cap'n Broad recalls himself (having gone for 19 off the first over of the innings). Russell adds a single, Samuels unleashes another flashing cut shot and the leaping Eoin Morgan at backward point gets a fingertip to it but can't stop it going for four. A single takes him to 42, Russell hasn't found the boundary yet as he slogs a single to long-on.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The two England bowlers who have come in to take pace off the ball have gone for 39 in eight overs and got three wickets. The guys who have tried to bowl a bit quicker have been more expensive. If Samuels gets out with two new batsmen in they could struggle to get 150, if he doesn't they could go past 190."

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  101. 15 overs: 
    WI 115-3

    All-rounder Andre Russell is the new batsman in at five - trust me, West Indies have plenty of firepower to come with Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin and Darren Sammy all waiting to come in. Russell starts with a single, Samuels blasts a single down to the party stand at wide extra cover. Russell square-drives for one, and Bopara's last delivery is a slower ball which Samuels can't time and Ravi finishes with 2-23.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Ravi is just a difficult bowler to get away, especially on good wickets, he really changes it about."

  103. 14.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Simmons c Lumb b Bopara 3 (WI 112-3)
    Ravi Bopara and England celebrate

    After a single from Samuels, Simmons goes for the big one against the recalled Bopara and is pouched by Michael Lumb running round the boundary at long-on.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "James Tredwell magnificent spell of bowling, if you take that six nonchalantly hit by Gayle he's gone for 10 runs in his 3.5 overs. It was a great ball to get Gayle out, lovely arm ball, and did him for pace and Lendl Simmons didn't know how to score off him."

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  105. 14 overs: 
    WI 111-2

    Tredwell to complete his spell. Simmons and Samuels plunder a couple of singles from an excellent over as the Kent off-spinner finishes with 1-16 from his four overs (which included 15 dot balls). Well bowled.

    And while Simon Mann and Derek Pringle on TMS compare notes on recent flight problems they've had across the Caribbean, it should surprise no-one who's ever flown with them that Liat Airlines featured in the conversation...

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Ben Stokes, I'm a great admirer of his, but he does give me the impression he just runs in and doesn't think too much about it. Meanwhile, Samuels and Chris Gayle just like to give the impression they don't put in any effort."

  107. 13 overs: 
    WI 109-2

    Bopara's off after three overs and Broad throws the ball to fellow right-arm seamer Ben Stokes. Simmons begins with a single, Samuels fences at a lifter and smacks it for two through the covers, before crashing a length ball over the bowler's head for a first-bounce four. Another powerful shot brings him a flat six over cow corner towards the England dug-out at the foot of the Hall and Griffith Stand - that's West Indies into three figures. The flashing Samuels blade whips a bouncer over point for a first-bounce four before, with the leg-side infield clear, a nudge to the edge of the circle brings him to. 19 from the over.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "You wonder if England are pleased to get Gayle out because he has looked a bit rusty. You'd think on balance they are because he is such a powerful man who can make a mockery of small grounds, but he did absorb quite a few dot balls."

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  109. 12 overs: 
    WI 90-2

    Lendl Simmons is the new batsman, he's off the mark with a single. Samuels adds a two through the covers, he has 16 from 19 balls.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think Chris Gayle, having played a lot of IPL matches, knew that wasn't going over the top so didn't contest it."

  111. 11.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Gayle lbw b Tredwell 43 (WI 87-2)

    Samuels knocks Tredwell for a single, Gayle has a big swing but can't connect, then he's hit on the back pad trying to play defensively and umpire Wilson sends him on his way back to the Sir Garfield Sobers Pavilion.

  112. 11 overs: 
    WI 86-1

    Bopara stays on for his third over, it's "stand and deliver" time from Gayle as he unleashes a cross-batted thwack for four past the non-striker and past long-on's despairing dive. A single takes him to 39. Right-hander Samuels turns a two off his toes before defending a better delivery from the Essex medium-pacer. A single through the covers means Bopara has 1-19 from three overs.

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    5Af: What on earth did Moeen Ali do to get dropped? Scored runs and took wickets while Luke Wright scored nothing.

  114. 10 overs: 
    WI 78-1 (Gayle 38*, Samuels 10*)
    Chris Gayle

    Gayle follows up his languid six with a languid leg bye - here is a man who never expends more effort than is necessary. Tredders keeps it tight against Samuels, who steps back and guides a two to the cover sweeper to move into double figures as we reach the halfway mark.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Now we have the lengthy process of trying to choose a ball because Gayle has lost that one."

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  116. 9.2 overs: 
    WI 75-1

    Gayle helps himself to another maximum, languidly flicking Tredwell up and over the Greenidge and Haynes Stand for six, as the ball bounces off the roof and carries on out of the ground.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Ravi Bopara started as a batsman who bowled occasionally, but he is almost becoming a specialist bowler now. He does have a lot of variation."

  118. 9 overs: 
    WI 69-1

    Samuels pushes Bopara for an easy single, Gayle goes aerial with a chip over mid-on for one. Samuels continues the progression of singles, as does Gayle with a scampered nudge to short fine leg. Plenty of activity in the party stand - and plenty more fireworks to come I'd wager.

  119. 8 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- WI 65-1

    Stokes gets the hook after one over and England turn to James Tredwell's off-spin - that's six bowlers used in the first eight overs. Tredwell, a non-playing squad member here in 2010 when England lifted the World T20, opens with a couple of dot balls to Gayle, and even hits him on the pad slog-sweeping but umpire Joel Wilson is unimpressed. A single to long-on past the diving bowler takes Gayle to 29, Samuels threatens to decapitate umpire Wilson with a lofted drive but long-off cuts it off. Good first over for the Kent spinner.

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    Darth Titchmarsh: People are forgetting the ECB law that a Surrey player must be in the England team at all time. Hence Dernbach.

    Tim Williams: Dernbach is playing his 53rd England match. Where on earth is the selectors' penny because it certainly hasn't dropped yet.

    Adam Davies: Dernbach has got over the easy bit there. It's his two overs at the death that matters.

  121. 7 overs: 
    WI 63-1

    Marlon Samuels is the new batsman - another awesome hitter as anyone who watched the World Twenty20 final of 2012 would witness. He delicately cuts his first ball for four through backward point before opening the face to dab a single to James Tredwell who is patrolling the third man boundary. With Bopara changing his pace, Gayle gets a leading edge to point and trots through for a single.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is one of the areas where Ravi Bopara is such an under-rated bowler, he can bowl fast and this ball was 15-20 mph faster than the first ball he bowled."

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  123. 6.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Smith b Bopara 27 (WI 57-1)

    With the powerplay fielding restrictions over, England turn to Ravi Bopara's medium pace, bowling round the wicket to the left-handed Gayle, who knocks a single to long-on. And Ravi strikes with his second delivery as the ball skids through and bowls Smith!

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm not sure how often Ben Stokes will have bowled at Chris Gayle, if at all, and this is the worst possible start and he'll be worried now."

  125. 6 overs: 
    WI 56-0

    Legendary Windies commentator Tony Cozier - who has the Kensington Oval's media centre named after him, in part - takes the mic on TMS as Ben Stokes replaces Dernbach into the attack. But his second ball is launched over long-on for six into the top tier of the stand by Gayle to bring up the fifty stand. Gayle then clears his front leg to pull another four through mid-wicket, then a single takes him to 27 from 20 balls. Stokes breathes a sigh of relief as Smith can't get the last two deliveries away. He has 27 from 17.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Those two shots down the ground from Chris Gayle were like power fades for a golfer, it looks like he's got a one or two iron in his hand and he's fading it around the tree in the fairway. It's a horrific sight for a bowler to seem him coming down the wicket, he's so big and hits the ball so hard."

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    Neil Pinnock: Moeen Ali who scored runs and took wickets in the ODIs dropped for a man who literally did neither.

    Joe Atkinson: Dernbach has gone at over 10s in his last three T20 internationals and still gets picked!

    Mark Heads: Wright ahead of Moeen and Dernbach ahead of literally anyone else?! Makes no sense England.

  128. 5 overs: 
    WI 45-0 (Smith 27*, Gayle 16*)

    Here we go, that's more like the CH Gayle we know, as the Jamaican pulls Bresnan for his first boundary, wide of mid-on. A powerful whack past the bowler, which has the umpire taking evasive action, brings him four more., and an enormous club over the bowler's head for a first-bounce four means it's three boundaries from four balls and forces a field change. A single takes him to 16 from 16 balls. A cracking start for the good folk of Barbados - and the legions of England fans there.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Dwayne Smith is clearly looking for the short ball, he's just hanging back and anything short he's just absolutely murdering. They need to keep it fuller to him."

  130. 4 overs: 
    WI 32-0

    Gayle tries to force Dernbach through the leg side and gets a leading edge over the bowler's head for one. Smith's devastating start continues, tucking into anything short of a length as he pulls a four through long leg before prodding a single to short third man. Gayle, playing the supporting role, rotates the strike with a leg bye. And after that 19-run first over, the last three overs have only cost 13.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is quicker than anything you'll see in Bangladesh in two weeks' time. Barbados is regarded as one of the best wickets in international cricket at the minute. It's probably the exact opposite of what you'll find in Dhaka pace-wise and England may well play a different team there."

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  132. 3 overs: 
    WI 25-0 (Smith 22*, Gayle 2*)

    Stuart Broad has removed himself from the attack and brings on Tim Bresnan from the Joel Garner End. Plenty of seam options for England today. Gayle is content to bide his time for now, perhaps he's a bit rusty after injury as he steps back, swings and misses at Bresnan. The Pontefract man keeps it tight with five dot balls before Gayle nudges a single to mid-wicket. He has two from nine balls, by contrast Smith has 22 from 10.

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    Thomas Measures: Can see why they keep faith in Wright with his Big Bash form but Dernbach? He not even a good fielder.

    Tom Harris: What does Jade Dernbach have to do to not get picked for England?

    Howard Horner: OK, be honest, who swapped Broad and Dernbach's shirts around?!

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Jade Dernbach gets a lot of stick, personally I think he should play in these Twenty20 games. There is a bit of pace in this pitch and the ball is carrying through beautifully to Jos Buttler - and dare I day it a little bit of swing."

  135. 2 overs: 
    WI 24-0

    "Dernbach playing is a little bit of a surprise to some people," notes Kevin Howells as the heavily-tattooed Surrey seamer takes the second over, bowling to Chris Gayle from the Malcolm Marshall End. Strap yourselves in... Good start from Dernbach as he finds a bit of swing and has Gayle prodding at thin air before he gets off the mark with a single to deep square leg. Smith's first ball from Dernbach is laced for four through the covers towards the Greenidge and Haynes Stand - named after two Bajan openers who would have been pretty good at T20...

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "We've had an electric start. Dwayne Smith, I don't know what he's had for dinner, first ball of the game out of the ground. It's not a massive ground, it's not a Melbourne but it's still a big hit."

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  137. 1 over: 
    WI 19-0

    Smith, clearly enjoying playing in his native Barbados, knocks a four off his legs, then brutally clubs another boundary through mid-wicket. A cut past point brings his third four of the over. and the Windies fans are already on their feet. The last ball... is a no-ball, bringing Smith a free hit! He swings and misses - so just the 19 runs off Broad's first over.

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    Matt: It's time for the Gayle force to destroy Dernbach. Poor, poor choice by England and the Windies will take advantage of it.

  139. 0.1 overs: 
    WI 6-0

    The right-handed Smith takes the first ball... and launches it for six over mid-wicket and out of the ground! The ball can't be found and is replaced after one delivery. This could be a long afternoon...

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    Sam: Disappointed to see Dernbach but hope he proves me wrong. Good to see Hales back from injury though!

    Ollie Kemp: Having Dernbach bowl to Gayle? That can only end well...

    Elliott Butlin: So we have success playing spinners then decide to take them out in place of Dernbach. Baffling.

  141. 17:58: 

    And for those of you fearing the worst from England against the reigning World Twenty20 champions - don't forget, the Windies (Gayle included) lost to Ireland last month in this format.

    Gayle and Dwayne Smith are taking guard for West Indies. Captain Stuart Broad to take the new ball. Here we go...

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    Will Edwards: Stokes batting eight? What do England want from him? They need to make their minds up or they'll just ruin his talent.

    Adam McGonnell: Dernbach has never performed in T20s.

  143. 17:57: 

    Even the most one-eyed England loyalist would, I'm sure, be happy to see Christopher Henry Gayle back at the top of the order for West Indies. The self-styled "coolest man in cricket" has a strike rate of 142.03 from 35 Twenty20 internationals, and 151.56 from all T20 cricket. If he gets going, we could be on for a cracker.

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    Chris Mitchell: Just seen the England T20 side and appalled to see Wright and Dernbach playing. Rather we had 9.

    Seb Horner: Why oh why oh why is Dernbach playing? Has constantly shown that he is not international standard. Gayle to take a fancy to him.

  145. 17:53: 
    Last time in the Caribbean
    England celebrate winning the World Twenty20 in 2010

    You may just remember the last time England played a Twenty20 international on this ground. They beat Australia in the World Twenty20 final in 2010 to secure their first global ICC silverware.

    Still in the England T20 squad from that tournament are Michael Lumb, Eoin Morgan, Luke Wright, Tim Bresnan and Stuart Broad (who all played in the final) and Ravi Bopara and James Tredwell (who didn't).

    Paul Collingwood is now assistant coach, Graeme Swann and Ryan Sidebottom have retired from internationals, while Craig Kieswetter, Michael Yardy, James Anderson (in T20 terms), Ajmal Shahzad and some chap called Pietersen have fallen by the wayside.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    On Twitter: England keep faith with Jade Dernbach, specialist T20 bowler whose run-rate of 8.26 per over is too high for a man who offers nowt with bat.

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    Voice From The Stand: Why Dernbach? Just why?

  148. 17:48: 
    Get involved

    So, plenty to discuss with England's team selection. They've gone from having four spinners in some of the ODIs, to only one (James Tredwell) today, with five potential seam options (six if you count Luke Wright, who doesn't seem to get asked to bowl much these days). Meanwhile, I'm sure the selection of Jade Dernbach will have upset some of you. It normally does.

    You can email us at tms@bbc.co.uk (with "For Mark Mitchener" in the subject line), text 81111 if you're in the UK or tweet us via #bbccricket - we look forward to hearing from you.

  149. 17:44: 
    Team line-ups

    The full teams for your delectation:

    West Indies: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy (capt), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Samuel Badree.

    England: Alex Hales, Michael Lumb3 Luke Wright, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Ravi Bopara, Ben Stokes, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad (capt), James Tredwell, Jade Dernbach.


    West Indies batsman Chris Gayle: "It's a relief to be on the cricket field its been a while good to be back amongst the boys. I had a few net sessions and am hitting the ball well, hopefully today I can spend some time in the middle and entertain the crowd, I'm sure they have been missing that. It's a good format to come back in, it's swashbuckling and hopefully everything pays off today."

  151. 17:41: 
    Gayle force returns

    There are some changes in the West Indies squad, too - as well as Chris Gayle's welcome return from injury, it's hello to T20 specialists Samuel Badree, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Andre Russell and Krishmar Santokie, and goodbye to Darren Bravo, Kirk Edwards, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller and Kieran Powell from the 50-over squad.

    Meanwhile, Darren Sammy, who captains the Test and T20 sides, regains the leadership from ODI skipper Dwayne Bravo.


    England captain Stuart Broad: "We were going to have a bat but it looks a fantastic wicket and as we always say, it doesn't matter what you do first, you've got to do it well.

    "The confidence has come from the training as well and it's been nice to have a period of working on our skills. We've got an exciting team

    "We're playing the four seamers including Ben Stokes. I think it's dangerous when you look too far ahead so we're very focused on this series in the West Indies then we reassess and move forward to Bangladesh."

  153. 17:38: 
    England team news

    In fact, England make three changes from the side which played the final one-day international in Antigua. Alex Hales (who is fit again), Luke Wright and Jade Dernbach replace Moeen Ali, Joe Root (injured) and Stephen Parry.

    So, England's non-combatants today are Moeen, Parry, Ian Bell, Chris Jordan and the uncapped Harry Gurney.

  154. 17:35: 
    Root-less England
    Joe Root has his hand bandaged

    One man who won't be at the Kensington Oval today is England batsman (and unexpected new-ball off-spinner) Joe Root, who has flown home after breaking his thumb on the way to scoring a hundred in the final one-day international. He'll have scans back in the UK to determine if he'll be fit for the World Twenty20.

  155. 17:33: 

    Evening, everyone. England and West Indies have moved from Antigua to Barbados, where Darren Sammy has won the toss and the Windies will bat first.

Live Scores - West Indies v England


  • West Indies beat England by 27 runs
  • West Indies: 170-3 (20.0 overs)
  • England: 143-9 (20.0 overs)
  • Venue: Bridgetown

England Innings

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Lumb c Rampaul b Badree 18
Hales st Ramdin b Badree 3
Wright st Ramdin b Badree 0
Morgan c Sub b Samuels 19
Buttler c Sub b Narine 0
Bopara c and b Dwayne Bravo 42
Stokes st Ramdin b Samuels 4
Bresnan not out 47
Broad run out (Ramdin) 5
Tredwell run out (Russell) 1
Dernbach not out 1
Extras 1b 2lb 3
Total for 9 143

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