Match Over - England won by 45 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: West Indies, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 03 Mar 2017, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: EJG Morgan


  • Umpire1: RSA Palliyaguruge
  • Umpire2: GO Brathwaite
  • Third Umpire: CB Gaffaney



Overs: 47.2 / 50.0

West Indies



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0


5.52pm So, that's it for now from Antigua. Have a read of George Dobell's match report, and join Alan and myself again on Sunday for the second match of this three-game series. Thanks for the feedback, sorry I couldn't count them all! Good night.

5.47pm Mayfield and Gravy have been invited to do the presentations! Meanwhile, here's Jason Holder: "Quite a few soft dismissals, if we'd taken our chances we'd have been better off. We dropped Eoin Morgan early on, but this is a ground where you can make ground back up. Jason and Jonathan got us a good partnership that gave us a chance to launch. It's a matter of going into the next game full of confidence."

Sure enough, Eoin Morgan is Man of the Match. "I've enjoyed my cricket more so since before Christmas, some runs in the Big Bash and continued it into India. Enjoyed some luck early on, but made the most of it."

"What's pleased me most is we produced everything we talked about before the series. It's set a high benchmark for the rest of the series."

5.34pm So, England are victorious by 45 runs in what was a more spirited West Indies chase than might have been predicted at 108 for 4 at the halfway mark. Jason Mohammed's 72 led the resistance with Jonathan Carter also chiming in with a half-century. But England's seamers found the right methods for a sluggish surface, with Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett starring with four apiece. But the man of the match, surely, will be England's captain, Eoin Morgan, who paced his own performance and that of his team with a terrifically patient hundred. Back in a mo for the presentations.

Pizzazz: "Shoutout to Kapil who at the end of the first innings called it: "England have scored at least 45 too many to make it interesting"!!"

47.2LE Plunkett to ST Gabriel, OUT, No run, short, pulled, lobs to the keeper, and that's the end of that! No reviews left, so Gabriel has no second opinion, so it is England who draw first blood in this best-of-three rubber!.

gopaul misir fr: "don't depend on Gabriel for anything" Quite useful for annunciations, to be fair

47.1LE Plunkett to D Bishoo, 1 run, full length, outside off, pushed to third man.
End of over 47. 6 runs this over. 250/9 after 282 balls.
ST Gabriel 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 9-1-47-4
D Bishoo 11 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) more

David: "If Windies pull this off I will eat this keyboard" Mmm... crunchy, with a hint of dandruff

Abhay Arora: "It's not stats guru mr commentator. A rough figure would do. Like 10 or 100 or 231 or 142. " Eh? Are you still banging on? I. Don't. Know! "Lots" is my nearest guess!

Tharaka Jasenth: "What is this noisy ruckus? I wake up at the crack of dawn to find England playing a bit of cricket in the Caribbean! Quite splendid! " Hussah!

End of over 46. 12 runs this over. 244/8 after 276 balls.
D Bishoo 11 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) ST Finn 9-0-49-0
AR Nurse 15 (12b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Abhay Arora: "If not the probability. At least you can tell the number of comments to @Aditya. Don't be so rude. " Easy tiger. I would count the comments, if I had a stadium's worth of fingers

End of over 45. 9 runs this over. 232/8 after 270 balls.
D Bishoo 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 8-1-41-3
AR Nurse 13 (10b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Well, what do you know ... how England would have swapped that shot .... but hey ho, water under several bridges now.

End of over 44. 8 runs this over. 223/7 after 264 balls.
AR Nurse 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) ST Finn 8-0-37-0
CR Brathwaite 12 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Srkar Varma Yad: "Crazy...The highest Auctioned player has not bowled a over yet. " I guess it makes sense. It was bound to be a circus the moment he was thrown the ball. I guess he'll slip a spell in unnoticed later in the tour

aditya: "What is the average number of comments you get every minute. Just trying to calculate the probability of my comment getting published." You think I've got time to work out probabilities? Quicker to cut and paste

End of over 43. 5 runs this over. 215/7 after 258 balls.
CR Brathwaite 6 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 8-1-39-3
AR Nurse 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 42. 5 runs this over. 210/7 after 252 balls.
CR Brathwaite 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) ST Finn 7-0-29-0
JN Mohammed 72 (91b 7x4 0x6 ) more

christian: "Who will open with Dave Grohl, Collins? You'd expect Peart to come in at 3 with Copeland at 4 and Weckl at 5. Might need to keep Bonzo back to bring the thunder if there's an early collapse. Gadd is the allrounder and Chambers is the keeper. Royster and Colaiuta are the pacemen with Ringo's dibbly dobblies. Lars can drive the drinks cart." I'd definitely have Nicko McBrain at No. 8 to keep it some humpty at the death

maro: "Mohammed left with a mountain to climb. We all know where that leads." Well, the mountain certainly won't come to him...

End of over 41. 4 runs this over. 205/6 after 246 balls.
JN Mohammed 69 (88b 7x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 7-1-34-3
CR Brathwaite 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Steven Finn would bowl better if his hair was less floppy. Fact," says my old Jazzer chum, Edward Craig. Wouldn't have put up with those locks in I Zingari, what!

George Macphers: "Mohammed is the one to get out now to put the pressure on the West Indies. England need to boleive* now they can finish it of. *refrence to WWE wrestler Bo Dallas. " Nice try. But ... *off

End of over 40. 5 runs this over. 201/5 after 240 balls.
JO Holder 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) ST Finn 6-0-24-0
JN Mohammed 67 (86b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Andy: "England were 196/4 after 40 overs, WI ahead in terms of runs. Game ON...not impossible to get 95 in last 10. " Very true. This is threatening to get tasty. Meanwhile, here's a Powerplay

Arpit: ""In comes Jason Holder... no Brathwaite (C) yet..." shows how 3-4 balls change people's thinking in the T20 era. Braithwaite is nothing more than a slogger and his average of 13 shows that. There are many tailenders with that average whereas Holder is a much better bat and should and will come over him" Well, I know... but ... y'know ...

End of over 39. 6 runs this over. 194/5 after 233 balls.
JN Mohammed 64 (84b 7x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 6-1-28-2
JO Holder 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Galen: "Interesting you picked on the wrong use of you're but not the misspelling of variety." I was ready to believe that that was a play on words...

End of over 38. 5 runs this over. 188/4 after 228 balls.
JN Mohammed 60 (80b 6x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 7-1-32-2
JL Carter 52 (46b 4x4 2x6 ) more

Chris Brant: "England need to Get Carter!" That is about the measure of it

George Macphers: "Come on England get a wicket. Your not trying good enough. Make them play a verity of shots. " *you're! Honestly, I let it slide from most, but usually the quality of the comment mitigates the lack of grammar...

End of over 37. 8 runs this over. 182/4 after 221 balls.
JN Mohammed 56 (74b 6x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 5-1-22-1
JL Carter 51 (45b 4x4 2x6 ) more

Right, on come the drinks. England need a pick-me-up, West Indies another serving of Gummi juice... Here's Miller to take this one the bridge. Hold tight!

End of over 36. 10 runs this over. 174/4 after 216 balls.
JN Mohammed 55 (72b 6x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 6-1-28-2
JL Carter 45 (42b 3x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 35. 3 runs this over. 164/4 after 210 balls.
JN Mohammed 54 (70b 6x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 9-1-43-1
JL Carter 36 (38b 3x4 1x6 ) more

"That SIX by Carter caused my screen to tilt to the right now everything in italics :)" it was that powerful, Russell

End of over 34. 14 runs this over. 161/4 after 204 balls.
JL Carter 35 (35b 3x4 1x6 ) JE Root 5-0-31-0
JN Mohammed 53 (67b 6x4 0x6 ) more

"Sun will only raise in the East. Eng will win this one. Both are certain!" SJ sent this a few minutes ago, to be fair

End of over 33. 8 runs this over. 147/4 after 198 balls.
JL Carter 21 (29b 2x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 8-1-41-1
JN Mohammed 53 (67b 6x4 0x6 ) more

These two are accumulating pretty well, but the RRR is nearly up to nine. We're not long from reaching the Manic Street Preachers stage of the game...

...but no sign of Sooty or Sue

End of over 32. 5 runs this over. 139/4 after 192 balls.
JL Carter 15 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) JE Root 4-0-17-0
JN Mohammed 51 (65b 6x4 0x6 ) more

"Are they preserving Stokes for IPL?" Good question, Abhay Arora. Perhaps they are preserving him for Carlos Brathwaite?

End of over 31. 11 runs this over. 134/4 after 186 balls.
JN Mohammed 47 (61b 6x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 7-1-33-1
JL Carter 14 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 2 runs this over. 123/4 after 180 balls.
JL Carter 5 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) JE Root 3-0-12-0
JN Mohammed 46 (59b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Five dots from Root...

End of over 29. 2 runs this over. 121/4 after 174 balls.
JN Mohammed 46 (59b 6x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 6-1-23-1
JL Carter 3 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more

The require rate is heading north of eight an over... And even arch-pessimist George Macphers is beginning to believe: "Another wicket for England and game on with a possible England win if they don't bowl and ridiculous balls."

"No Michael Caine," smirks ken ingham, giving himself a run-up.... "but can we please get carter?"

End of over 28. 7 runs this over. 119/4 after 168 balls.
JN Mohammed 45 (56b 6x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 7-0-37-0
JL Carter 2 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

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"Why are Gayle, Pollard and samuels not playing this match? Why PSL???" You're new to this, I can tell, Ashish

End of over 27. 3 runs this over. 112/4 after 162 balls.
JL Carter 1 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 5-1-21-1
JN Mohammed 39 (51b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 1 runs this over. 109/4 after 156 balls.
JL Carter 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 6-0-30-0
JN Mohammed 37 (48b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25.  A maiden over! 108/4 after 150 balls.
JL Carter 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 4-1-18-1
JN Mohammed 36 (45b 5x4 0x6 ) more

"Hope's gone, probably in more ways than one (No hope of winning now)," mutters Galen

In comes Jonathan Carter

End of over 24. 10 runs this over. 108/3 after 144 balls.
JN Mohammed 36 (45b 5x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 5-0-29-0
SD Hope 31 (35b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 4 runs this over. 98/3 after 138 balls.
JN Mohammed 26 (39b 3x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 3-0-18-0
SD Hope 31 (35b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 4 runs this over. 94/3 after 132 balls.
SD Hope 30 (32b 2x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 4-0-19-0
JN Mohammed 23 (36b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Dave Fern: "Just checked Cricinfo before breakfast here in New Zealand on Saturday morning. Looks like England are in a good position. Are they playing well or are WI not?" A bit of both, I'd say. Been a tricky pitch to bat on...

End of over 21. 6 runs this over. 90/3 after 126 balls.
SD Hope 28 (30b 2x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 2-0-14-0
JN Mohammed 21 (32b 3x4 0x6 ) more

"Thinking back to the Butler/Nurse out combo from the previous innings, have to say 'Mohammed b Ali' would be as satisfying, especially for any boxing fans." Jimbo is looking for a classic one-two

End of over 20. 10 runs this over. 84/3 after 120 balls.
SD Hope 23 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 3-0-15-0
JN Mohammed 20 (31b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 7 runs this over. 73/3 after 112 balls.
JN Mohammed 10 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 0-0-7-0
SD Hope 22 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"Rashid needs to go here. His confidence is shot and thats the best way for WI to make a comeback in this match!!" Well, that's quite a judgement, from Hari. Although Rashid does still look out of sorts... His only ODI outing in India was conceding 50 runs off five overs in Pune

"Cricinfo needs like buttons. Well done @Arish - I'm actually quite envious!" GBA is keeping the green-eyed monster at bay

End of over 18. 3 runs this over. 66/3 after 108 balls.
JN Mohammed 10 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 2-0-5-0
SD Hope 17 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more

And that will be drinks. West Indies need a stiff one. Here's Alan for some mid-chase muscle

End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 63/3 after 101 balls.
JN Mohammed 9 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 4-1-14-1
SD Hope 15 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Arish: "I GOT THE SAME COMMENT PUBLISHED ACROSS TWO MATCHES. WOO" Achievement unlocked. Whatever will you do with the rest of your days?

End of over 16. 2 runs this over. 60/3 after 96 balls.
JN Mohammed 8 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 1-0-2-0
SD Hope 14 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more

navi: "England will be remembering new names at the end of the match." They will enter Calypso legend if they can turn it round from here

Ian: "Re wicketkeepers taking off their pads and bowling, A C Smith took a hat-trick for Warwicks v Essex at Clacton in 1965." Gosh, such an old-school reference, it gives me an excuse to dip into our special pre-internet font. What japes. This is what Friday nights are made of!

End of over 15. 7 runs this over. 58/3 after 90 balls.
JN Mohammed 7 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 3-1-11-1
SD Hope 13 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 8 runs this over. 51/3 after 84 balls.
SD Hope 6 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 5-1-18-2
JN Mohammed 7 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Shakeena : "Hey where are our feedbacks ? wake up Mr. Andrew :)" My fingers are in your hands. So to speak. Keep em coming!

Jayson : "Not much hope in it for the Windies now..." I see what you've done there

Arish: "Windies are 40/3 and Pollard is 40 off 16." A harsh but valid comparison

End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 43/3 after 78 balls.
SD Hope 4 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 2-1-4-1
JN Mohammed 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 2 runs this over. 39/3 after 72 balls.
JN Mohammed 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 4-1-10-2
SD Hope 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11.  A maiden over! 37/2 after 66 balls.
SD Hope 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 1-1-0-1
KC Brathwaite 13 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Kapil: "That was 6 all the way but Lewis was struck and couldn't hit it cleanly as Gayle is doing in Dubai" Was... I fear. The Kraken stirred briefly, but ... well, see for yourself...

End of over 10. 1 runs this over. 37/1 after 60 balls.
KC Brathwaite 13 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 3-1-8-1
KOA Powell 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Shakeena : "Tell me the truth Mr. Miller. aren't you more excited than this about Aus vs Ind test tomorrow (today for us in SL ) ? " (Whisper it, but HELL YEAH!)

"if you're doing the ball by ball dhoni took his off to bowl at kp at lord's in 2011," says AndyinBrum. Indeed. That wasn't intended to be an exhaustive list!

Randy: "Yes seeing those singles is very heartening. West Indies have always been terrible with taking singles, always looking for boundaries and digging themselves into deep holes by soaking up dots. Glad to see Brathwaite and Lewis rotating strike. " What he said. You've got to start somewhere in a hefty chase!

End of over 9. 2 runs this over. 36/0 after 54 balls.
E Lewis 21 (31b 2x4 0x6 ) ST Finn 5-0-19-0
KC Brathwaite 13 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Peter: "Sir, Strange question for your statistician. Has a wicketkeeper ever taken the pads off and bowled? Sincerely, Peter" Yes. On this very island, in fact. Sincerely. Miller

End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 33/0 after 47 balls.
KC Brathwaite 11 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) JE Root 2-0-9-0
E Lewis 20 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Dwayne: "Seeing 5 singles in an over is heartening from a WI side" Really?

End of over 7. 2 runs this over. 29/0 after 42 balls.
KC Brathwaite 11 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) ST Finn 4-0-17-0
E Lewis 17 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more

koti reddy: "Forget about WC Roots best bowling figures came in this very ground 3 years back." Well I never. Chapeau

End of over 6. 5 runs this over. 27/0 after 36 balls.
E Lewis 16 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) JE Root 1-0-5-0
KC Brathwaite 10 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Jmani: "@Karthikeya - I don't pity at all. Gayle chose that route. And he isn't belting them there either these days. Gives other WI youngsters a chance to play. Win-Win per me" It is true, his powers do seem to be on the wane. But my goodness, he's been something else in T20 cricket.

End of over 5. 3 runs this over. 22/0 after 30 balls.
KC Brathwaite 7 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) ST Finn 3-0-15-0
E Lewis 14 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4.  A maiden over! 19/0 after 24 balls.
E Lewis 13 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 2-1-7-0
KC Brathwaite 5 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Bones The Haddi: "Is this a day game just to get viewership from subcontinent? Even for EngvsWI match!!" Pretty much. And Antigua's tourism minister is currently giving those viewers the full marketing spiel. Well played sir... Ok, you can take a breath now....

End of over 3. 7 runs this over. 19/0 after 18 balls.
KC Brathwaite 5 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) ST Finn 2-0-12-0
E Lewis 13 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) more

As Pranav@Houston points out, Marlon Samuels is also on parade in the PSL. And having a better time of it than his Windies team-mate...

Karthikeya: "Such a pity seeing Gayle and Lewis in different parts of the Earth. Would have been lovely to see them smashing it all over the place." Indeed. Gayle is currently chilling with the Karachi Kings. Although it's hotting up in their knockout...

End of over 2. 7 runs this over. 12/0 after 12 balls.
E Lewis 7 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 1-0-7-0
KC Brathwaite 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more

West Indies need their second-highest run-chase ever to win this match. Which puts England's allegedly sub-par score into contest. Still, they do have previous for hefty chases on this island...

End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 5 balls.
KC Brathwaite 4 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) ST Finn 1-0-5-0
E Lewis 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Kishore Mulani: "quicken up under lights ??? isnt this a day game ??" Indeed it is.

KC BrathwaiteC AU Rashid B CR Woakes1449261053.85
E LewisC SW Billings B CR Woakes2137332063.64
KOA PowellC JJ Roy B LE Plunkett1650020
SD HopeC ST Finn B AU Rashid3154382081.58
JN MohammedRun out ST Finn 72122917079.12
JL CarterC JJ Roy B LE Plunkett52544742110.64
JO HolderC JC Buttler B LE Plunkett41270057.14
CR BrathwaiteC JE Root B CR Woakes12191210100
AR NurseLBW CR Woakes21211502140
D Bishoonot out 1215620200
ST GabrielC JC Buttler B LE Plunkett06400-
Total 251/10
ST Finn9.004905.44
CR Woakes9.014745.22
JE Root5.003106.2
LE Plunkett8.214044.8
MM Ali7.003705.29
AU Rashid9.014314.78