England vs West Indies | 1st T20 | Match Thread

Bullet Drive

T20I Captain
Oct 5, 2010
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Can't believe there isn't a match thread.

England to bowl first.

England Craig Kieswetter (wk), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann (capt), Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach

Supporting West Indies all the way!
Finn is really cranking it up once again 92mph..
Is this the same guy who was Prof's bunny!?? :O

Not watching the game.

Lol, I was about to say..
Dwayne Smith's bat has snapped in half at the bottom.
That second six was a beauty. I could see that 20 times and I wouldn't have seen enough of it.
pace is for nothing if you are going to bowl that line..
Whether it's west indies first team or second team, whether it's in west indies, asia or england...

They will still struggle against spin!!
Commentators going through the names of the greats Richards, Greenidge, Lara, Sobers :(
Good over from Patel, just 4 overs from it.

WI 66-2 | 10 overs
They should bring russel in early though. Still remember his rapid 90 odd.
Will be interesting to see how Bishoo will do on this pitch.
WI 72-2 | 12 overs

Will do well to get at least 140 here.
Not out. Kieswetter's constant appealing for nearly everything is irritating.

Finn takes the catch, Charles gone for 36, good knock.
Will be intersting to see Bishoo here, looks like a spinner's wicket.
West Indies' running between the wickets is rather average.

Slower ball by Dernbach.
Edged, fantastic catch from Kieswetter. Barnwell goes for a duck.
Out for a duck. Ravi reversing it both ways at the Oval. :gul
Bopara on a hat-trick.

Only 3 bowlers have took a hat-trick in T20s - Brett Lee, Jacob Oram and Tim Southee.