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As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd ODI


Cricketnext Staff
Mar 03, 2014 at 02:49am IST

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Toss: England won the toss and will bowl.

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England will look to put the 15-run loss against West Indies in Antigua behind them and draw level by winning the second game against the hosts in the second ODI .

As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd ODI

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The visitors made all the rights moves save for the final 10 overs of each innings when West Indies seized control and went on to win the game. England allowed WI to score 116 in their last 10 overs after opening the bowling with part-time spinner Joe Root.

ALSO SEE England lost the 1st ODI by 15 runs

Commentary (England 1st Innings)

STEPHEN PARRY on debut is adjudged the Man of the Match for his bowling spell. That is all that we have for you from this exhilarating game. Do join us for the third and final ODI on Wednesday, 5th March. Till then, take care everyone!

Moeen Ali got out early and the introduction of Sunil Narine brought about a real sense of panic in the English line up. Wickets started to fall in a heap and at one stage, with 7 wickets down, things looked bleak. However, Bopara and Broad managed to stem the flow of wickets and somehow took England over the finishing line with 3 wickets in hand. West Indies made a game out of nothing and almost made a heist. With one game in the balance, the decider is sure to be full of more surprises and heart-stopping moments.

A thrilling game of cricket and in the end, it is England who scrape home by 3 wickets. Their hearts must have been in their mouths at 105/7 but somehow, they have managed to win this and level the series. England did a fantastic job to bundle the Windies for 159 but when they got out to chase, things just got out of hands.

44.5 D Smith to S Broad, FOUR! There are the winning runs! Broad flays this through the off side for a boundary to bring joy and relief to the dressing room, England WIN BY 3 WICKETS. 163/7

44.4 D Smith to S Broad, Full on off, Broad drives straight to cover. 159/7

44.3 D Smith to S Broad, Goes for a wild cut shot but misses again. 159/7

44.2 D Smith to R Bopara, SCORES LEVEL! Bopara taps it through point for a single. 159/7

44.1 D Smith to R Bopara, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. 158/7

43.6 D Sammy to S Broad, Does the same again, Broad mistimes it to the fielder again. 158/7

43.5 D Sammy to S Broad, Tad short on middle, Broad mistimes his pull to short square leg. 158/7

43.4 D Sammy to S Broad, Another mix-up! Broad gets an inside edge to short square leg and sets off fot a needless run, Bopara sends him back and Broad has to get a dive in to get back as the shy at the striker's end is off target. 158/7

43.3 D Sammy to S Broad, Length ball outside off, Broad tries to slap it through the off side but fails to connect. 158/7

43.2 D Sammy to S Broad, Slower ball on middle, punched off the back foot to mid on. 158/7

43.1 D Sammy to R Bopara, Short on middle, nudged on the leg side for a single. 158/7

42.6 D Bravo to S Broad, Full and wide outside off, driven through the covers for a couple. 3 NEEDED OFF 42. 157/7

50-run stand between Bopara and Broad.

42.6 D Bravo to S Broad, No ball! Another bouncer, the third of the over, that is automatically a no ball. 155/7

42.5 D Bravo to S Broad, Bouncer! Broad does well to duck under it. 154/7

42.4 D Bravo to R Bopara, Full on off, driven straight to mid off for a single. 154/7

42.3 D Bravo to R Bopara, Dug in short, left alone. 153/7

42.2 D Bravo to R Bopara, Bopara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 153/7

42.1 D Bravo to R Bopara, On a length on off, Bopara nudges it to point and looks for a single but is sent back by Broad. 153/7

41.6 S Narine to S Broad, Broad has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 7 NEEDED OFF 48. 153/7

41.5 S Narine to S Broad, An action replay of the previuos ball as Broad is beaten again. 153/7

41.4 S Narine to S Broad, Lands on a length and spins away, goes past the outside edge. 153/7

41.3 S Narine to S Broad, Flighted on off, Broad comes forward and defends it solidly. 153/7

41.2 S Narine to R Bopara, Nudges it fine down the leg side and takes a single. 153/7

41.1 S Narine to R Bopara, Stays back and defends off the back foot. 152/7

40.6 R Rampaul to S Broad, Short outside off, Broad goes for the cut but is nowhere near the ball. 8 NEEDED OFF 54. 152/7

40.5 R Rampaul to S Broad, Fraction short on off, Broad cuts it to point. 152/7

40.4 R Rampaul to S Broad, Short outside off, cut down to third man for a couple, 8 NEEDED NOW OFF 56. 152/7

40.3 R Rampaul to S Broad, Dug in short, Broad does well to drops his hands and lets it go. 150/7

40.2 R Rampaul to S Broad, Full and wide outside off, Broad slashes it through cover down to sweeper cover for a couple. 150/7

40.1 R Rampaul to R Bopara, On a length on off, nudged down to third man for one. 148/7

39.6 S Narine to S Broad, FOUR! Gets it through the slip and gully and scores a crucial boundary! Just opens the face of the ball to take it through the gap and get a boundary, England need 13 NOW OFF 60. 147/7

39.5 S Narine to S Broad, Close! Angles in on off and spins away, beats him again. 143/7

39.4 S Narine to S Broad, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 143/7

39.3 S Narine to S Broad, Broad shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 143/7

39.2 S Narine to S Broad, Lands on a length on off and spins away, beating the forward prod of Broad. 143/7

39.1 S Narine to R Bopara, Full on off, Bopara pushes it to point and takes a run. 143/7

Narine back on.

38.6 R Rampaul to S Broad, Short again on middle, Broad hangs back and guides it to the left of slip where Sammy does well to stop it. 18 NEEDED OF 66. 142/7

38.5 R Rampaul to S Broad, Dug in short again, Broad hops back and dabs it to point. Bopara wants a single but Broad sends him back. 142/7

38.4 R Rampaul to S Broad, Short again on leg, Broad goes right back and defends. 142/7

38.3 R Rampaul to R Bopara, Gets back and runs this down to third man for a single. 142/7

38.2 R Rampaul to R Bopara, Fuller outside off, driven straight to cover. 141/7

38.1 R Rampaul to S Broad, Tad short on middle, Broad is cramped for room but manages it to squeeze a single to cover. Rampaul is not happy, he wanted Broad on strike. 141/7

37.6 D Bravo to R Bopara, Bopara shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 20 NEEDED OFF 72. 140/7

37.5 D Bravo to R Bopara, Another slower ball on off, Bopara comes forward and just bunts it over Bravo's head for a couple of runs. 140/7

37.4 D Bravo to R Bopara, A slower ball on off, Bopara pushes it back to Bravo. 138/7

37.3 D Bravo to S Broad, Fraction short on off, steered down to third man for a single. 138/7

37.2 D Bravo to R Bopara, Full on off, pushed to cover for a quick single. 137/7

37.1 D Bravo to S Broad, Fuller outside off, sliced past backward point for a single. 136/7

36.6 R Rampaul to S Broad, Back of a length on off, Broad stands tall and punches it to covers for a single, 25 NEEDED OFF 78. 135/7

36.5 R Rampaul to R Bopara, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 134/7

36.4 R Rampaul to R Bopara, FOUR! Put away! Short outside off, Bopara stays back and just square drives it past backward point for a boundary, the target comes down below 30, need 27 more. 133/7

36.3 R Rampaul to R Bopara, Back of a length outside off, Bopara goes back for a punch but fails to connect. 129/7

36.2 R Rampaul to R Bopara, Full and wide outside off, driven straight to cover. 129/7

36.1 R Rampaul to R Bopara, Bopara defends it from within the crease. 129/7

Rampaul back on.

35.6 S Narine to S Broad, An action replay of the previous ball. 129/7

35.5 S Narine to S Broad, Flighted outside off, Broad comes for a prod but is beaten by the away spin. 129/7

35.4 S Narine to R Bopara, Lands on a length on off, Bopara goes back and just nurdles it on the off side for a single. 129/7

35.3 S Narine to S Broad, Full on off, pushed down to long off for a single. 128/7

35.2 S Narine to S Broad, Angled across off, Broad goes for the sweep but misses it completely. 127/7

35.1 S Narine to R Bopara, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 127/7

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