WI 289/6 (50.0ov)
ENG 263 (47.4ov)
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West Indies beat England by 26 runs

MOM: Shimron Hetmyer

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  • That is it from this game. The Windies have levelled the series and we now go to Grenada for the third ODI. That match will be played on 25th February at 0930 local (1330 GMT). Join us for that one. Till then, cheers!
  • Windies' skipper, Jason Holder says he is really pleased and credits his boys for putting up a great performance. States that Hetmyer played really well and took them to a competitive total. Singles out Cottrell's spell to be the game-changer. Mentions those early wickets gave them momentum and then his twin wicket over once again got them back into the game. On being asked about Shimron Hetmyer's performance, Holder replies that it is really good to see young players step up to the occasion and feels Hetmyer has been a big player at such a young age for the country. Ends by thanking the crowd for their support.
  • Man of the Match, Shimron Hetmyer says he just wanted to keep going and rotate the strike. States that he and Bravo planned to see how deep they can go and were trying to rotate the strike as much as possible. On his improvement on playing both sides of the pitch, the young batter said he was just trying to work it on both sides of the ground. Adds that it's work in progress for him and he is continuing to learn and progress. Insists that he does not want to be a one-dimensional player. On being asked how was the mood in the team before they came out on the field, he replies that the mood was good as usual and they just wanted to do things according to the plan. On his celebration after the century, Hetmyer said it was nothing big but just something for his girlfriend.
  • England's skipper, Eoin Morgan says that he always knew it was going to go right till the end. Believes they did a lot of good things today. Says they fielded well and bowled well. States that they were going good with the bat but could not capitalize on it. On facing Sheldon Cottrell, the English skipper replies that it was his first time facing him and it was a very different challenge. Mentions he swings the ball in and he is a left-hander so it is difficult. Admits they failed to nail down the partnerships today and that cost them.
  • With the game slipping away from Windies, Jason Holder took the onus on himself and first removed the dangerous Ben Stokes from the crease. He didn't stop there and picked the wickets of Jos Buttler and Tom Curran off consecutive deliveries. That proved to be the match-turning moment and the home team just capitalized from thereon. The bearded boys, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, put up a fight for a while but once again Sheldon Cottrell returned to do the damage. He finished with a 5-wicket haul and played a key role in Windies' victory. Earlier in the day, Shimron Hetmyer stroked a fluent century and was instrumental in powering the home team's total to 289/6.
  • The chase started on a wrong note for England as they lost both their openers cheaply. Sheldon Cottrell was in his elements as he delivered initial blows to the Englishmen. Post that, Root and Morgan stitched in a handy stand followed by a 99-run partnership between the English skipper and Ben Stokes. Both the batsmen looked set to see the touring team home but then Cottrell was brought back into the attack and he dismissed Morgan. The depth in England's batting meant that they kept the upper hand as yet another vital alliance was formed between Buttler and Stokes. The real action though unfolded from there...
  • Windies have done it! They have broken the deadlock, their first win over England in ODIs since 2014. In between, they experienced 10 losses in a row. What a turnaround from them! This game swung like a pendulum. Both teams kept bouncing back whenever put under pressure but eventually it was the home team landing the knockout punch. A very entertaining game for the crowd and the series is now levelled 1-1!
  • 47.4CBrathwaite to LPlunkett

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    OUT! Caught in the deep! Brathwaite picks up the last wicket. Full length delivery on off, Plunkett looks to power it over long off but ends up giving it straight to the fielder. Jason Holder there takes a very simple catch and roars in celebration. WINDIES WIN BY 26 RUNS!
  • 47.3CBrathwaite to MWood

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    Shorter in length outside off, Mark cuts it towards point and takes a single.
  • 47.2CBrathwaite to MWood

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    Full length delivery on the leg. It is going down with the angle. Wood looks to hit it across the line but misses and gets hit on the pads.
  • 47.1CBrathwaite to LPlunkett

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    Yorker on middle, Plunkett gets his bat down and flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 46.6SCottrell to MWood

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    Shortish and outside off, cut from the back foot but straight to point. Another fine over by Sheldon, grabbing two wickets and giving away just 2 runs.
  • Mark Wood comes in at number 11.
  • 46.5SCottrell to MAli

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    OUT! Bowled round the legs! Moeen departs. A body blow to England and the crowd erupts. Cottrell serves a length ball down the leg side, Moeen fails to flick and it deflects onto the stumps after clipping the inside of his thigh pad. Sheldon is absolutely delighted, his maiden 5-wicket haul in ODIs. Take our salute, boy!
  • 46.4SCottrell to LPlunkett

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    Edgy! Good length ball on middle and off, Plunkett tries to cover the line and defend but it takes the outside edge and runs down to third man for a single.
  • Liam Plunkett is the new man in for England.
  • 46.3SCottrell to ARashid

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    OUT! Caught behind! Fourth wicket for Cottrell and his wonderful night continues. Delivers a back of a length delivery on off and gets some extra bounce. Rashid tries running it down but gets a thick outside edge behind. Shai Hope makes no mistake and it's time for another salute from Sheldon. 30 needed off 21 balls.
  • 46.2SCottrell to ARashid

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    Once again the length is a touch short outside off, Rashid pushes it from the back foot to point.
  • 46.1SCottrell to MAli

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    A touch short and angling into the batsman, Moeen turns inside the crease and pulls it aerially towards deep mid-wicket. A single taken.
  • 45.6CBrathwaite to ARashid

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    Swing and a miss. Length delivery outside off, Adil looks to hit it but misses. Good comeback from Brathwaite. Finishes off with 2 dot balls in a row.
  • 45.5CBrathwaite to ARashid

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    Better from Brathwaite. Length delivery outside off. Rashid pushes at it and misses.
  • 45.4CBrathwaite to ARashid

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    FOUR! Two-in-two. Pressure back on the bowler. Good length delivery on the pads, Rashid flicks it towards backward square leg and the fielder from deep square leg gives it a chase but fails to cut it off.
  • 45.3CBrathwaite to ARashid

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    FOUR! Excellent shot. Overpitched delivery outside off, Rashid drives it through point and the ball races away to the fence.
  • 45.2CBrathwaite to ARashid

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    Yorker length on middle and off, Rashid looks to flick but it comes off the bottom edge. Rashid comes forward for a single but Moeen sends him back.
  • 45.1CBrathwaite to MAli

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    Full length delivery outside off, Ali hits it towards deep cover and gets only a single.
  • Carlos Brathwaite back into the attack.
  • 44.8SCottrell to ARashid

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    Reaches out for a full ball outside off and drives it square of the wicket on the off side. A couple taken. 7 from the over, 44 needed off 32 balls.
  • 44.7SCottrell to ARashid

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    Wide! Sprays a length ball wide outside off, Adil allows it through. The umpire stretches his arms.
  • 44.6SCottrell to MAli

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    A length ball on middle and leg, angling in, Moeen closes the face of his bat and helps it through mid-wicket for one.
  • 44.5SCottrell to MAli

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    Wide! An attempted slower one goes down the leg side, Moeen tries to sweep but misses.
  • 44.4SCottrell to ARashid

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    Nicely played. Good length ball on middle and off, Rashid plays at it late and deflects it down to third man for a run.
  • 44.3SCottrell to ARashid

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    Beaten! Cottrell bowls a sharp one. Angles it away from the batsman, on a length, Adil throws his bat at it but fails to make any connection.
  • 44.2SCottrell to ARashid

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    Shout for an lbw! A length ball on middle, straightening a bit after landing, Rashid tries to defend but gets an INSIDE EDGE onto the pads.
  • 44.1SCottrell to MAli

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    Back of a length delivery on off, Moeen punches it down to long on and takes a run.
  • Sheldon Cottrell is back on. 47 needed off 36 balls.
  • 43.6JHolder to ARashid

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    A cracking yorker, right in the blockhole, Adil is equally up to the task as he digs it out. Holder bowls out, 10-1-53-3, brilliant work done by him.
  • 43.5JHolder to ARashid

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    Defended off the back foot by the batsman to mid-wicket.
  • 43.4JHolder to ARashid

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    FOUR! Valuable runs for England. Holder errs in his line and serves a length ball down the leg side. Rashid gets a faint tickle behind it and the ball screams past Hope for a boundary.
  • 43.3JHolder to MAli

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    A dipping yorker around leg, Ali eases it through mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • 43.2JHolder to MAli

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    Slower one, angling away from the batsman outside off, Moeen opens the face of the bat and pushes it towards short third man.
  • 43.1JHolder to MAli

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    Too full in length on the pads, it's whipped through backward square leg for a couple of runs.
  • 42.6DBishoo to ARashid

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    On the stumps this time, Rashid defends it with a straight bat.
  • 42.5DBishoo to ARashid

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    Dropped. Captain my captain. What have you done here? Flighted delivery on off, Moeen looks to drive but hits it uppishly towards cover. It goes straight towards Jason Holder who puts down a sitter. He has his hands on his head and Bishoo cannot belives it that he has not got his man.
  • 42.4DBishoo to ARashid

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    Shorter in length, Rashid cuts it to the fielder at point.
  • 42.3DBishoo to MAli

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    Shorter delivery on off, Ali punches it off the back foot and hits it towards cover for a single.

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