West Indies v England | 5th ODI | St Lucia | 3/4/09

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Series level at 2-2 so who will take the decider?
 
Windies , I feel. the two matches England has won have been purely because of miscalculations and weather.
 
I guess england will be doing their rain dance today then!
 
So is the strike called off ?

Oddly enough, the more drama that surrounds Windies cricket .. the better they seem to do.
 
we will win this match...england were fluky with the first odi and the weather interupted 4th odi......however strauss played beautifully in that match
 
Rain has affected every match this series, though the 2nd game still managed to last the distance.

Seems really strange that England are in with a chance of taking the series, they've seemed second best most of the time, will be a historic achievement if they do it though, a first ODI series win in the Windies.
 
Muhammad said:
Rain has affected every match this series, though the 2nd game still managed to last the distance.

Seems really strange that England are in with a chance of taking the series, they've seemed second best most of the time, will be a historic achievement if they do it though, a first ODI series win in the Windies.

The 1st team to ever win an ODI series in the West indies was?
 
Australia won the first one in 1991

9.45am The umpires were scheduled to take a look at the conditions at 10am, but it is still raining so that's probably a bit pointless. Sit tight ...
(current local time 9:53)
 
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10.05am Some good news at last. The sun is shining and the covers are coming off. Still a long way to go until the ground is fit to play, but it's a start
 
6pm UK time start

Match reduced to 33 overs a side.
 
We have a match in prospect! The toss will be at 12.30pm, the start at 1pm, and it will be 33 overs a side. So there we go. A little bit more of a delay while we wait for the outfield to dry, but we're getting there
 
England to win...WI in some turmoil over salaries etc.etc..

England will get crucified if they lose this one....
 
Muhammad said:
Was it really NZ? I'm surprised.

Australia won 4-1 in W.I in 1980/81

West indies 1st home ODI series defeat!
 
11.20am We have a match in prospect! The toss will be at 12.30pm, the start at 1pm, and it will be 33 overs a side. So there we go. A little bit more of a delay while we wait for the outfield to dry, but we're getting there.

current local time 12:16 pm

12.35pm Oh dear, we've got yet another delay. The umpires aren't happy with the outfield, so the toss has been postponed to 1pm

1.05pm The toss could conceivably be imminent ...watch this space. The start is expected at 1.30pm, and at this stage it could be 29 overs a side. So there we go. And here is the toss.

1.10pm West Indies have won the toss and will bowl. Chris Gayle sounds as though he would have preferred to lose it, but he's taken a punt on getting early movement.
 
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1.15pm West Indies have made two changes, one of them enforced after Nikita Miller's back strain. Suliemann Benn returns as the senior spinner, while Ravi Rampaul, a 20-over specialist, is back in the side in place of Lionel Baker.

West Indies:
1 Chris Gayle, 2 Lendl Simmons, 3 Ramnaresh Sarwan, 4 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Dwayne Bravo, 7 Denesh Ramdin, 8 Darren Sammy, 9 Suliemann Benn, 10 Ravi Rampaul, 11 Fidel Edwards.

England:
1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Ravi Bopara, 3 Kevin Pietersen, 4 Owais Shah, 5 Paul Collingwood, 6 Andrew Flintoff, 7 Matt Prior (wk), 8 Dimitri Mascarenhas, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 James Anderson, 11 Steve Harmison.

West Indies won the toss and elected to field. No confirmation of overs yet
 
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hurrayyyyyyyy we won the toss

and second hurray as my countryman ravi rampaul get a game...i hope he does well
 
Rampaul looks like hes put on a stone or two!
 
England should be looking at 200 here atleast!
 
Eng 107/3 after 19.2 overs... two new batsmen at crease pretty much!
 
Shah gone...probably for good

110-4 off 20 overs
 
What a joke

Flintoff gone for 3

Great catch though by Shiv!

112-5 off 20.5
 
A wonderful "catch" from Darren Sammy to trigger this collapse. If any of you can catch highlights of this brilliant "catch" tonight then you should, because the way he "catches" it is beyond anything you've ever seen. It's something of a reverse double "catch" in that he plucks it off the grass.

Some misinterpretations are excusable, but frankly, if Darren Sammy didn't know he'd dropped that then he needs someone checking up on him to make sure he doesn't misplace his brain.
 
Taurus said:
A wonderful "catch" from Darren Sammy to trigger this collapse. If any of you can catch highlights of this brilliant "catch" tonight then you should, because the way he "catches" it is beyond anything you've ever seen. It's something of a reverse double "catch" in that he plucks it off the grass.

Some misinterpretations are excusable, but frankly, if Darren Sammy didn't know he'd dropped that then he needs someone checking up on him to make sure he doesn't misplace his brain.

Ive just tuned in in the last 15 mins -Ian Wards just mentioned something about Sammy

What happened? Did KP not ask for confirmation from umpires?
 
The ball hit Sammy's arm, rebounded to his chest, hit terra firma, then he gobbled it up and claimed the catch. It happened quickly in real-time so the batsman was never going to know, but Sammy must have known.
 
Sammy's catch on cricinfo:

15.2 Benn to Pietersen, OUT, gone! Some good bounce there for Benn, short outside off and Pietersen tries to cut that off the back foot, does so but uppishly and straight to Sammy at point does a good job diving forward to his left to hold on to that one
KP Pietersen c Sammy b Benn 48 (48b 4x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Replays indicate that the catch was not as clean as it initially seemed. Sammy dived forward but the ball rebounded off his arm onto his chest and then into his fingers, though the commentators on TV seem to think he may have grounded that. Too much doubt
 
0.3 Anderson to Gayle, OUT, Big blow! Full on the off stump and moving away from the left hander, Gayle gets forward to defend with an open face, gets the outside edge and Flintoff takes a dolly at second slip
CH Gayle c Flintoff b Anderson 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

WI 22-1 after 4 overs - need 151 from 25 overs @ 6.04
 
7.3 Flintoff to Sarwan, OUT, gone! Too many attempts at a cut missed in this match and this one adds to the tally, short and wide, tries to clear point, gets a faint nick as Flintoff gains some good bounce and Prior pouches it comfortably
RR Sarwan c Prior b Flintoff 23 (28b 3x4 0x6) SR: 82.14

WI 45-2 after 9 overs - need 128 from 20 overs @ 6.4

9.1 Flintoff to Simmons, OUT, Simmons has thrown it away here, a fraction short on the off stump and he tries to slog it over mid-on, doesn't get hold of it, ends up mistiming it straight to Broad who accepts it gleefully
LMP Simmons c Broad b Flintoff 17 (19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 89.47
 
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England definitely have the edge but no game is over for WI till Chanderpaul is back in the hut.
 
siccric said:
England definitely have the edge but no game is over for WI till Chanderpaul is back in the hut.

Game over then...

77-4

96 off 75 balls...
 
Oxy said:
Game over then...

77-4

96 off 75 balls...


It's quite documented that WI fails whenever Gayle, Sarwan or Chanderpaul don't do anything special individually. I haven't seen too much of Bravo but it looks beyond them from here unless he does something special
 
oye hoay hoay batting powerplay taken
WI 110-4 after 22 overs - need 63 from 42 balls
 
Flintoff hat-trick and 5fer

26.3 Flintoff to Ramdin, OUT, bowled'im! Full and straight on the off stump, swinging in, Ramdin shuffles to tickle that fine, he's moved across a little too much and ends up playing the ball onto the stumps, Flintoff's taken three and England are inching towards a series win
D Ramdin b Flintoff 12 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

26.4 Flintoff to Rampaul, OUT, Flintoff on a hat-trick! Full on middle and leg, tries to whip it off his pads, misses and is struck on the pads in line with the stumps, Flintoff was late to appeal but Prior was convinced, and so was the umpire
R Rampaul lbw b Flintoff 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

26.5 Flintoff to Benn, OUT, timber! He's taken three in a row and what's more it's a five-for! Yorker on middle, Benn makes room but is nowhere near it as he tries to reach that from outside leg stump, the stumps take a beating and Flintoff is mobbed
SJ Benn b Flintoff 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

West Indies 140/9 (26.6/29 ov)

These are also his career-best figures - 5 for 19
 
Thanks to Mrs Oxy who turned over to some crappy ARY drama, I missed Flintoff's hatrick!
 
Oxy said:
Thanks to Mrs Oxy who turned over to some crappy ARY drama, I missed Flintoff's hatrick!

:)))

Flintoff proving his worth again as one of best ODI bowlers in world.
 
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