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As it happened: West Indies vs England, 3rd ODI


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Mar 06, 2014 at 08:41am IST

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As it happened: West Indies vs England, 3rd ODI

File photo of West Indies team celebrating a wicket.

West Indies won the first ODI by 15 runs, but England came back to level the three-match series at 1-1 by winning the second ODI by three wickets.

Commentary (West Indies 1st Innings)

Stuart Broad looks a proud man as he lifts the winner's trophy. This truly has been a fantastic performance by the Poms. That is all from us today then. The next stop is the 3-match T20I series that begins from this Sunday, the 9th of March from Bridgetown, Barbados. Till then, it's cheers and goodbye.

Joe Root has been adjudged the Man of the Match for his maiden ODI hundred. He has also been awarded the Man of the Series for his contribution with both bat and ball.

West Indies however, refused to throw in the towel and carried the fight on with Ramdin and Sammy battling it out there with a fifty-plus stand. Once Sammy fell, Ramdin took it upon himself to take West Indies home and he nearly did so with his maiden ODI hundred. His effort fell short in the end as England's total was just too much for one man to scale down alone. England bowled brilliantly as they kept on chipping away at the wickets consistently. Tim Bresnan was the pick with 3/45. As much as 8 bowlers were used by Broad that shows the luxury of choices he had today. Stay tuned for the presentation where the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series will be unveiled.

A terrific win for England which gives them the series 2-1. The chase began with all happening in the very first over! West Indies scored a couple of boundaries but also lost the wicket of Powell. The very next over, Smith fell to a loose shot to Broad and soon after England got a couple more in form of Darren Bravo and Lendl Simmons. With West Indies reeling at 43/4, Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin tried to get things back on track but Samuels fell just when he was looking settled. At 80/5, Bravo and Ramdin looked to build a foundation but Bravo got out at a crucial juncture and from there on, they were always going to be behind the 8-ball.

47.4 Tim Bresnan to D Ramdin, OUT! Bowled him and that is game, set and match! Bresnan finally gets his brain to think right, bowls a full and straight yorker that hits the base of leg stump, ends a phenomenal knock by Ramdin and that draws curtains on this series as well, England win by 25 runs and win the series 2-1. 278/10

47.3 Tim Bresnan to D Ramdin, FOUR! Ramdin's playing a blinder here! Again a short ball around off, Ramdin backs away and blasts this over point this time and collects another boundary. 278/9

47.2 Tim Bresnan to D Ramdin, FOUR! This is tremendous hitting! A short ball on middle, Ramdin rocks back and just swats it through mid-wicket for a boundary, 30 NEEDED OFF 16. 274/9

47.1 Tim Bresnan to D Ramdin, SIX! Take that! A length ball, right in the slot for Ramdin to clear his front leg and swing through the line for a massive hit over long on. 270/9

46.6 S Broad to D Ramdin, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 40 NEEDED OFF 18. 264/9

RAVI RAMPAUL is the last man in.

46.5 S Broad to D Ramdin, OUT! RUN OUT! A welcome wicket for England, Ramdin slaps it to short mid-wicket who does brilliantly to stop the ball and hurl it back to Broad who himself does well to whip the bails off at his end, Narine is just short of his crease as the replays show. WI NEED 41 OFF 19 with just 1 wicket remaining. 263/9

46.4 S Broad to S Narine, A yorker on middle, Narine digs it out only for a single. 263/8

46.3 S Broad to S Narine, SIX! What a shot that is! On a length on middle, Narine backs away a fraction and just smokes it over long on, he threw the kitchen-sink at it. 42 OFF 21 now. 262/8

46.2 S Broad to S Narine, Short ball on leg, pulled past short mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 256/8

46.1 S Broad to S Narine, Good length angling in on middle, Narine dabs it to point for a dot ball. 254/8

45.6 Tim Bresnan to D Ramdin, FOUR! Nicely done! Sliding down leg, Ramdin glances it down fine past the keeper and gets another boundary, 50 NEEDED OFF 24. Can they somehow pull it off? 254/8

45.5 Tim Bresnan to S Narine, Backs away and slashes it down to third man in the deep for a single. 250/8

45.4 Tim Bresnan to S Narine, Short on middle, Narine stands back and fends it away on the leg side. 249/8

45.3 Tim Bresnan to D Ramdin, Hacks across a length ball on the on side for a single this time. 249/8

45.2 Tim Bresnan to D Ramdin, Full on the pads, clipped through square leg for a couple. 248/8

SUNIL NARINE is in at no.10.

45.1 Tim Bresnan to N Miller, OUT! Bresnan strikes again! Miller mishits a length ball straight to the substitute Chris Jordan at covers. West Indies lose their 8th wicket. 246/8

44.6 J Tredwell to D Ramdin, SIX! Ramdin's not done yet! Charges down the track again and whacks a flat maximum over the bowler's head. 68 NEEDED FROM 30 BALLS. 246/7

44.5 J Tredwell to N Miller, On the pads, clipped for a single. 240/7

44.4 J Tredwell to N Miller, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 239/7

44.3 J Tredwell to N Miller, Miller was beaten and missed the line of the delivery. 239/7

44.2 J Tredwell to N Miller, Miller dances down the track but decides to defend it. 239/7

44.1 J Tredwell to N Miller, Played to the point region by the batsman. 239/7

Maiden ODI hundfed for Ramdin.

43.6 S Parry to D Ramdin, SIX! What a way to get to a hundred! Slogs across the line and clears the fence again over mid-wicket, off comes the helmet and up go the arms, well played Denesh Ramdin. 239/7

43.5 S Parry to D Ramdin, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 233/7

43.4 S Parry to D Ramdin, SIX! Massive blow! Flighted on middle, Ramdin bends down on one knee and slogs it over the mid-wicket fence for a huge hit. 231/7

43.3 S Parry to N Miller, Waits back and just dabs it to point for a single. 225/7

43.2 S Parry to N Miller, Flighted on middle, Miller comes forward and defends it to the off side. 224/7

43.1 S Parry to D Ramdin, Flatter on middle, Ramdin forces it down to long on for one. 224/7

Parry back on.

42.6 J Tredwell to D Ramdin, On middle, driven down to long on for a single. 81 NEEDED OFF 42. 223/7

42.5 J Tredwell to N Miller, Miller flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 222/7

42.4 J Tredwell to D Ramdin, Broad drops Ramdin! Ramdin mistimes a slash outside off that lobs up to point where Stuart Broad mistimes his jump too, sticks one arm out but fails to latch on. They take a single. 221/7

42.3 J Tredwell to N Miller, The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 220/7

42.2 J Tredwell to D Ramdin, Flighted on the pads, flicked through mid-wicket for one. 219/7

42.1 J Tredwell to D Ramdin, Tossed up on middle, Ramdin pushes it back to Tredwell. 218/7

41.6 Tim Bresnan to N Miller, FOUR! Slashes and slashes hard! Gets a thick outside edge that takes the ball over the keeper's head, 86 NEEDED OFF 48. 218/7

41.5 Tim Bresnan to N Miller, Miller has pushed it to the cover region. 214/7

41.4 Tim Bresnan to D Ramdin, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 214/7

41.3 Tim Bresnan to N Miller, Short ball on middle, Miller plays the pull but fails to control it, gets a leading edge that flies down to deep square leg where Stokes makes a valiant attempt to take a catch, fails to grab it but gives away only a single. 213/7

41.2 Tim Bresnan to N Miller, Back of a length on off, Miller stands back and pushes it to cover. 212/7

41.1 Tim Bresnan to N Miller, Length on off, pushed straight to point. 212/7

40.6 S Broad to D Ramdin, FOUR! Smashed! A slower ball on the shorter side, Ramdin backs away and smashes it over point that almost clears the fence, 92 NEEDED OFF 54. 212/7

40.5 S Broad to D Ramdin, FOUR! Edged but safe! Full on middle, Ramdin heaves across the line, gets an outside edge that flies past the keeper and into the third man fence. 208/7

40.4 S Broad to D Ramdin, Short ball on middle, Ramdin goes for the hook but fails to connect. 204/7

40.3 S Broad to N Miller, Back of a length on off, gets an outside edge down to third man for a single. 204/7

40.2 S Broad to N Miller, Back of a length on off, Miller stands tall and defends it. 203/7

40.1 S Broad to D Ramdin, Full on middle, flicked off the pads for a single. 203/7

NIKITA MILLER is the new man in.

39.6 Tim Bresnan to D Sammy, OUT! Sammy holes out! Short ball on off, Sammy drags it wide from off and smacks it in the air off the top edge down to deep square leg where Ben Stokes takes a terrific catch running to his left, he judged it to perfection and England have broken this blossoming partnership. 102 NEEDED OFF 60. 202/7

39.5 Tim Bresnan to D Ramdin, Stays back and punches it down to long on for one. 202/6

39.4 Tim Bresnan to D Ramdin, Short on middle, it zips off the pitch and hits Ramdin on the thigh pad as he attempts a pull. 201/6

39.3 Tim Bresnan to D Ramdin, Back of a length on off, dabbed straight to point. 201/6

39.2 Tim Bresnan to D Ramdin, On a length on off, Ramdin goes back and defends it solidly. 201/6

39.1 Tim Bresnan to D Sammy, Short and wide outside off, cut down to third man for a single. 201/6

38.6 J Tredwell to D Ramdin, Ramdin has played it towards mid-wicket. 104 NEEDED OFF 66. 200/6

38.5 J Tredwell to D Sammy, THREE BYES! Stumping chance missed! Tossed up on middle, Sammy comes down the pitch to hit it over mid-wicket, the ball turns and misses the bat as well as Buttler, the keeper and runs down to the fence before being pulled back to save a run. 200/6

38.4 J Tredwell to D Sammy, The batsman has played it to the point region. 197/6

38.3 J Tredwell to D Sammy, Sammy has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 197/6

38.2 J Tredwell to D Sammy, FOUR LEG BYES! Sliding on the pads, Sammy gets it off his pads past the keeper and takes a boundary of leg byes. 197/6

38.1 J Tredwell to D Sammy, Flatter on middle, pushed straight to mid-wicket. 193/6

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