Match Over - West Indies won by 21 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: England, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 16 Sep 2017, 19:30 SAST
  • Winner: West Indies
  • Man of the Match: SP Narine


  • Umpire1: RT Robinson
  • Umpire2: MA Gough
  • Third Umpire: RJ Bailey



Overs: 19.3 / 20.0




Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

West Indies

10.40pm: It's hosing down in Chester-le-Street, which is our cue to push off. Miller's report will be updated shortly and we'll be back for the one-dayers next week. Bye!

10.30pm: Time to hear from the captains, starting with Carlos Brathwaite: [Good record v England?] "This was probably more challenging, the conditions were hard to deal with and I think the umpires were close to calling it off, but I was pleased with the boys. They asked if we wanted to trudge on, we said let's give it a go and no more slip-ups happened. We had a good start and fell away but then the fight from the boys, finishing the game the way we did was fantastic. [Gayle and Lewis?] I played in the same CPL side, Evin has been striking it cleanly. They'r e fantastic to watch, and helped up off to a great start."

England's Eoin Morgan: "Bowling at a pair like Lewis and Gayle was a huge opportunity to test ourselves and we didn't bowl that well. But we were happy chasing what we did, losing three wickets when we did, then Jos and Jonny having to rebuild, I think that cost us. They have full power to push the button and take it on. [Form?] It's always a concern, I don't know when I'm in or out of form. I'm looking forward to the one-day series. [Poor bowling up front] We didn't execute, just come out of playing Championship cricket; and the challenge of bowling to two very good players."

Sunil Narine is Man of the Match: "Yeah, it's good to come out and put on a performance. It was tough conditions but we handled ourselves well. It's difficult with the wet ball and cold conditions, hopefully they continue in the one-day series. It's about getting the right pace and using the variations. Good to see Gayle back and we have a lot of young players. It was a good score, maybe 15 runs short but we came back and bowled well. Performing for your country and being able to win is always the best."

10.25pm: Clinical stuff from the Windies, putting their batting collapse behind them and shackling England with canny variations on a surface that was only conducive to big hitting when Gayle and Lewis were blitzing things early on. Carlos Brathwaite and Kesrick Williams took three wickets apiece and Sunil Narine tied England up with 2 for 15 from his four overs. They were cold, it was wet but West Indies were still too hot for England.

19.3CR Brathwaite to LE Plunkett, OUT, No run, leg stump out of the ground! Full and straight from Brathwaite, Plunkett misses and he hits - and that means West Indies have won by 21 runs.

"Ball 18.5... Between his legs - a natmeg?" Only if it's intentional, Sam

19.2CR Brathwaite to LE Plunkett, 2 runs, short ball, Plunkett heaves it out to deep backward square leg for one.
19.1CR Brathwaite to LE Plunkett, 2 runs, hits the middle of the pitch, rising up as Plunkett pulls, clothed into the leg side and they can get back for two.
End of over 19. 5 runs this over. 150/9 after 113 balls.
TK Curran 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 4-0-34-3
LE Plunkett 13 (7b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 13 runs this over. 145/8 after 108 balls.
CJ Jordan 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 3-0-40-1
LE Plunkett 12 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"Why is Willey's batting so incompetent for England?" wonders Burli. "He's class in the Blast. " International cricket, innit

End of over 17. 5 runs this over. 132/8 after 102 balls.
CJ Jordan 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 3-0-16-2
LE Plunkett 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Smas: "Maybe it'll come down to 20 from the last over and Braithwaite bowling...." Tom Curran to do the honours?

End of over 16. 3 runs this over. 127/7 after 96 balls.
LE Plunkett 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 4-0-15-2
JM Bairstow 25 (19b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Three off the over, a brilliant one for West Indies, Narine finishing with 2 for 15

End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 124/5 after 89 balls.
JM Bairstow 23 (17b 1x4 1x6 ) KOK Williams 3-0-29-1
AU Rashid 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Why Rashid over Willey... It doesn't make sense... Willey just had an amazing time in Natwest Blast." He's not really done it for England, Sreenath. Might be best to leave him needing to thrash 15 off seven at the end

End of over 14. 10 runs this over. 118/4 after 84 balls.
JM Bairstow 19 (14b 1x4 1x6 ) KA Pollard 2-0-17-0
JC Buttler 30 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 107/4 after 77 balls.
JC Buttler 28 (24b 2x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 2-0-22-0
JM Bairstow 10 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 7 runs this over. 101/4 after 72 balls.
JC Buttler 24 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) KA Pollard 1-0-7-0
JM Bairstow 9 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 10 runs this over. 93/4 after 65 balls.
JC Buttler 16 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 3-0-22-1
JM Bairstow 9 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Interesting WI aren't fussed about the ground fielding conditions now they're on top..." Indeed, Robin Ferguson. Although that slip on the rope might suggest they have a point

End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 83/4 after 60 balls.
JM Bairstow 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 3-0-12-1
JC Buttler 12 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more

West Indies in control at the moment. To take you to the finish it's back to Alan

End of over 9. 8 runs this over. 77/4 after 54 balls.
JC Buttler 8 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 2-0-12-1
JM Bairstow 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 1 runs this over. 69/4 after 48 balls.
JC Buttler 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 2-0-6-1
JM Bairstow 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Even at night in mid-September in 10 degrees, spin proving key

West Indies now on top. How quickly things can change. They dusted themselves down in the last few overs. Good effort

End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 68/3 after 42 balls.
EJG Morgan 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 1-0-4-1
JC Buttler 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 9 runs this over. 64/2 after 36 balls.
EJG Morgan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 2-0-11-1
JE Root 16 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more

That's the Powerplay done. The late wicket a boost for West Indies

Sarfaraz: "Taylor has always been very disappointing. An average bowler with poor performance always" I'll always remember that day at Sabina Park!

havalina: "if this was a football match all of the Windies players would have been booked for time wasting."

End of over 5. 5 runs this over. 55/1 after 30 balls.
AD Hales 43 (16b 8x4 1x6 ) SP Narine 1-0-5-0
JE Root 11 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more

England's fastest T20I fifty is off 23 balls (Bopara)

End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 50/1 after 24 balls.
AD Hales 39 (14b 7x4 1x6 ) CR Brathwaite 1-0-6-0
JE Root 10 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Plenty of runs in the Powerplays today

The umpires are having a chat about something. Outfield conditions? A few of the fielders have been slipping around. Brathwaite doesn't seem too happy. The umpires have said play on. All a bit odd, that

End of over 3. 19 runs this over. 43/1 after 18 balls.
AD Hales 35 (12b 6x4 1x6 ) JE Taylor 2-0-27-1
JE Root 8 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Well, Hales is off...anything Gayle can do

Prathamesh Nagn: "Williams must have forgotten his notebook in the Caribbean . That's a solid first over clobbering"

End of over 2. 16 runs this over. 24/1 after 12 balls.
AD Hales 21 (8b 4x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 1-0-16-0
JE Root 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

A delay here while Walton is checked out. He's back on his feet. Senior West Indies players having a chat. We are ready to resume. Walton is okay

End of over 1. 8 runs this over. 8/1 after 6 balls.
AD Hales 5 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 1-0-8-1
JE Root 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
JJ RoyC E Lewis B JE Taylor01100-
AD HalesB CR Brathwaite43391781252.94
JE RootC CR Brathwaite B AR Nurse1743192089.47
EJG MorganC E Lewis B SP Narine21170028.57
JC ButtlerC R Powell B KOK Williams30362720111.11
JM BairstowC B CR Brathwaite27432111128.57
AU RashidC CAK Walton B KOK Williams1620050
DJ WilleySt. CAK Walton SP Narine1430033.33
LE PlunkettB CR Brathwaite18211120163.64
CJ JordanC CR Brathwaite B KOK Williams61170085.71
TK Currannot out 1620050
Total 155/10
JE Taylor3.0040113.33
KOK Williams4.003538.75
CR Brathwaite3.302035.71
SP Narine4.001523.75
AR Nurse3.002317.67
KA Pollard2.001708.5