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Right then! Tests to the Windies. ODIs shared. T20Is to the English. We have come to the end of a long tour of the Caribbean by England. A whitewash is probably what most cricket fans expected in all the three formats - to their luck, they got it only towards the end with nearly three quarters of the tour providing rich, entertaining cricket. England were thoroughly outplayed in the Tests by a resurgent Windies while the number 1 ODI team had to prove itself in the 50-over game, against an inspired Chris Gayle. The T20Is were perhaps an aberration with the hosts mentally tired and eager for some well-deserved rest before the massive World Cup. Do they stand a chance in that tournament? They sure do. Have England been given a reality check? One would assume so. Both teams have learnt a lot and have plenty to ponder in what could have and what turned out to be during this tour. On that note, we take your leave, hoping that you enjoyed our coverage. Looking forward to your company in the near future. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
It seems like a storm has taken over the Caribbean as the heavens open up. Morgan holds the trophy aloft with umbrellas alongside him, basking in glory and the rain. The crowd meanwhile, runs helter-skelter for shelter.
Victorious England captain, Eoin Morgan, is finally short of words when asked what could England have done better in this series. Praises different individuals for stepping up when required. On the team improving towards the end, Morgan says that even in the past few tours of the Windies by England, they have gradually improved with every playing match and 2019 was no different.
CHRIS JORDAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE SERIES. Says that it was a good series for him personally and adds that the team ended up having fun. Is happy with the fact that they could bowl out Windies under 100 twice in a row. Praises the entire team for displaying excellent variations with the ball, in terms of pace and lengths. Like Willey, Jordan too, is not seemingly bothered whether he gets a chance to play in the World Cup or not, focusing now on only giving his best.
DAVID WILLEY HAS BEEN NAMED THE MATCH FOR FIGURES OF 3-0-7-4. Says that his role is to try and swing the new ball and in this game, he found plenty of swing. Is not too concerned whether he gets a spot in the ODI World Cup and is only bothered about taking wickets while playing. Adds that he wants to continue taking wickets in the Powerplay.
Windies skipper, Jason Holder, feels that there was no drop in intensity but credits England for bowling well. Reckons that his own team did not respond or adapt well, a factor to be developed in the future. Wants his unit to work on its death bowling and the fielding - a bit complacent for now, according to Holder. Overall, on the entire tour, Jason says that Windies were brilliant in the Tests and ODIs but simply did not turn up for the T20Is. Stresses that he is happy as a skipper and is now looking forward to the tri-series against Ireland and Bangladesh in a couple of months' time, before the World Cup.
Nothing much to write about the Windies bowling. The fact that they bowled 2 maidens shows that had they batted out their 20 overs and scored around 120-130, we might have had a contest. But their batsmen were simply not prepared to adjust, as if wanting to end this tussle as quickly as possible. Please stay tuned for the presentation...
Chasing 72 should never have been an issue and it wasn't. Hales and Bairstow set out on the course for a 10-wicket win but the 16-run opening over was the only big over they got in the Powerplay. Boundaries and runs came at a premium but unlike the Windies, the visitors did not throw it away. Bairstow scored more than half the required runs and helped his team to a 3-0 whitewash.
It is sad that such a terrific summer has ended in a damp squib. The Windies started the Tests with a bang, followed it up with a competitive ODI series but then fizzed out in the T20Is. England, on the other hand, improved with every passing game and the results are there to be seen.
23.3 overs. That is all this game has lasted. A sorry outing for the home side and an even more sorry state of affairs for the crowd. Turning out on a Sunday, expecting a Gayle special perhaps for one last time in the Caribbean, only to get a pocket with a hole.
10.3DBishoo to EMorgan
FOUR! That ends the game. 3-0 to England. Full and down the leg side, the skipper gets down and sweeps it behind square leg.
10.2DBishoo to EMorgan
SIX! England a hit away from victory now. Full and around middle, Morgan stays leg side of the ball and lofts it straight down the ground, right in front of the sightscreen.
10.1DBishoo to JoeRoot
Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
9.6JCampbell to EMorgan
Full and around middle, Morgan comes forward to defend but misses and is hit on the back foot. Windies appeal for LBW but it is turned down. Hawk Eye shows the height was the factor.
9.5JCampbell to JoeRoot
Outside off, punched down to long on for a single.
9.4JCampbell to JoeRoot
Full and down the leg side, Root misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Campbell appeals for LBW and meanwhile Morgan looks for the single. Root responds but then Morgan stops as he sees Carlos Brathwaite run in from short fine leg. Root has to return quickly but Brathwaite cannot bend and pick the ball and also have a shy that quickly.
9.3JCampbell to JoeRoot
Around middle and off, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
9.2JCampbell to JoeRoot
Around middle, punched towards mid on.
9.1JCampbell to JoeRoot
Full and around middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
John Campbell to bowl now!
8.6DBishoo to EMorgan
The quicker one, outside off, the googly, Eoin looks to push but misses. A WICKET MAIDEN!
8.5DBishoo to EMorgan
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
8.4DBishoo to EMorgan
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
8.3DBishoo to EMorgan
Around off, punched off the back foot.
8.2DBishoo to EMorgan
This one stays low, the googly, outside off, Eoin looks to work it to the leg side but misses. Shai Hope fumbles behind but no extra run conceded.
Captain Eoin Morgan walks in for the finishing rites.
8.1DBishoo to JBairstow
OUT! BOWLED! Bishoo gets a wicket on his very first delivery. The slider first up, around off, Bairstow goes back to try and punch it through the off side but is beaten by the pace on that one. The ball skids through and knocks the off stump out of the ground.
Devendra Bishoo gets an opportunity.
7.6FAllen to JBairstow
Full and around off, Bairstow looks to flick but closes the bat-face a touch early. The ball flies off the leading edge wide of the bowler towards long off. A run taken.
7.5FAllen to JBairstow
Full and down the leg side, JB looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads.
7.4FAllen to JBairstow
SIX! TONK! That is huge. Full and on middle, Bairstow comes down the track and sends it sailing over long on!
7.3FAllen to JBairstow
Around off, defended back to the bowler.
7.2FAllen to JBairstow
Outside off, Jonny looks to cut but gets a bottom edge to the off side.
7.1FAllen to JBairstow
FOUR! Nicely done. Outside off, Bairstow opens the face of his bat at the last moment and guides it past short third man.
6.7JHolder to JoeRoot
Full and around middle, watchfully defended.
6.6JHolder to JBairstow
On middle and leg, helped through square leg for a single.
6.5JHolder to JBairstow
The batsman defends it from within the crease.
6.4JHolder to JBairstow
SIX! Short and in line of the stumps, Bairstow rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket!
6.3JHolder to JBairstow
WIDE. Down the leg side, too wide to be even attempted to play.
6.2JHolder to JoeRoot
Walks across his stumps and looks to flick but misses. Gets a thick inside edge onto his pads which saves him from being adjudged LBW.
6.1JHolder to JBairstow
DROPPED! Oh dear... another simple miss. By Shimron Hetmyer. A short ball, Bairstow pulls it away but straight to Hetmyer at deep mid-wicket who comes running in. He initially goes with the fingers pointing upwards but then realizes that it is coming at his abdomen and tries to cup it. Late. Puts it down. A single taken.
5.6FAllen to JoeRoot
The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. 39/1 in the Powerplay for England. Not bad for the Windies.
5.5FAllen to JoeRoot
Full on middle, pushed towards mid on.
5.4FAllen to JBairstow
Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.
5.3FAllen to JBairstow
FOUR! Not a bad shot. Fractionally short in length outside off, Bairstow goes back and carves it over cover for a boundary!