Match Over - England won by 124 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: West Indies, who chose to bat
  • Venue: County Ground, Bristol
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 24 Sep 2017, 12:00 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: MM Ali


  • Umpire1: MA Gough
  • Umpire2: SD Fry
  • Third Umpire: RJ Tucker



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0




Overs: 39.1 / 50.0

West Indies

"Well Alan! Pardon me for being out of context, but why Plunkett isn't in contention for the Ashes?" You are pardoned, waqarjutt. He's not had much of a red-ball season (and hasn't played a Test in a few years)... but, with the injuries mounting, he could come into the conversation. Although I think they're more than happy with his white-ball form, as it is

End of over 38. 9 runs this over. 241/8 after 228 balls.
D Bishoo 12 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 8-0-52-4
JO Holder 34 (25b 1x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 37. 4 runs this over. 232/7 after 222 balls.
D Bishoo 11 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 5-0-30-2
JO Holder 26 (21b 1x4 2x6 ) more

"@Phil Short: '... play for the White Rose county?? Most of them not often!!!" chunters Peter

End of over 36. 12 runs this over. 228/7 after 216 balls.
JO Holder 26 (21b 1x4 2x6 ) LE Plunkett 7-0-43-3
D Bishoo 7 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"It would be really nice if you could have the DLS on the summary screen..." We'd all love the moon on a stick, Tobias

End of over 35. 4 runs this over. 216/7 after 210 balls.
JO Holder 19 (19b 0x4 2x6 ) AU Rashid 4-0-26-2
D Bishoo 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"All 7 wickets so far involve a Yorkshire player," proclaims Phil Short, "not surprising when nearly half the England team play for the White Rose county..." Not that you'll ever hear them talk about it...

End of over 34. 1 runs this over. 211/6 after 203 balls.
AR Nurse 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 6-0-30-3
JO Holder 17 (16b 0x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 33. 8 runs this over. 210/5 after 198 balls.
JO Holder 17 (16b 0x4 2x6 ) MM Ali 10-0-65-0
JN Mohammed 38 (51b 3x4 1x6 ) more

That's the end of Moeen's spell and looks like drinks as well. Holder getting some treatment. West Indies need 9.66 an over with just five wickets in hand. To see you to the end it's back to Alan

End of over 32. 9 runs this over. 202/5 after 192 balls.
JO Holder 10 (12b 0x4 1x6 ) AU Rashid 3-0-22-1
JN Mohammed 37 (49b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 31. 1 runs this over. 193/5 after 186 balls.
JO Holder 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 9-0-57-0
JN Mohammed 37 (49b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 30. 7 runs this over. 192/5 after 180 balls.
R Powell 8 (9b 0x4 1x6 ) AU Rashid 2-0-13-1
JN Mohammed 37 (49b 3x4 1x6 ) more

manan shah: "Right time to study now? Got an exam tomorrow but was following the game. With Gayle out... /Sigh"

End of over 29. 3 runs this over. 185/4 after 174 balls.
JN Mohammed 36 (47b 3x4 1x6 ) MM Ali 8-0-56-0
R Powell 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 6 runs this over. 182/4 after 168 balls.
R Powell 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 1-0-6-0
JN Mohammed 34 (43b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Ragha: "That's a typical Gayle dismissal for you. Dear oh dear"

End of over 27. 3 runs this over. 176/4 after 161 balls.
CH Gayle 94 (78b 9x4 6x6 ) CR Woakes 7-1-32-0
JN Mohammed 29 (39b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Rashid has been held back so he doesn't have to bowl at Gayle, and he's gone and got him. England always fancy the run out against Gayle. A very fine innings, but West Indies needed him to double it

DLS is 198 at the end of this over

End of over 26. 7 runs this over. 173/3 after 155 balls.
JN Mohammed 28 (37b 2x4 1x6 ) BA Stokes 4-0-25-0
CH Gayle 94 (74b 9x4 6x6 ) more

A boundary an over keeps West Indies ticking

Miller pops up. "For all the mutterings about imminent rain, it currently looks okay. Maybe getting a bit grey, but equally that could just be dusk. Having said that, the dirty great cloud that's lurking unseen over my shoulder is clearly going to waltz on in any second now. "

End of over 25. 3 runs this over. 166/3 after 150 balls.
CH Gayle 93 (71b 9x4 6x6 ) CR Woakes 6-1-30-0
JN Mohammed 23 (35b 1x4 1x6 ) more

shashwat: "Moeen just got a taste of his own medicine!! :D"

End of over 24. 7 runs this over. 163/3 after 144 balls.
JN Mohammed 21 (32b 1x4 1x6 ) BA Stokes 3-0-18-0
CH Gayle 92 (68b 9x4 6x6 ) more
End of over 23. 19 runs this over. 156/3 after 137 balls.
CH Gayle 91 (66b 9x4 6x6 ) MM Ali 7-0-53-0
JN Mohammed 15 (27b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 22. 6 runs this over. 137/3 after 132 balls.
JN Mohammed 15 (27b 0x4 1x6 ) BA Stokes 2-0-11-0
CH Gayle 73 (61b 9x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 21. 2 runs this over. 131/3 after 126 balls.
CH Gayle 68 (59b 8x4 3x6 ) MM Ali 6-0-34-0
JN Mohammed 14 (23b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Mansoor Khan: "your team is in trouble and dont have enough resources , when some1 like stoinis is bowling the dead overs ,,,, and also pandya is killing spin bowlers but still smith was going with agar ,,, sorry but that's not the way " Other game, I think

End of over 20. 4 runs this over. 128/3 after 119 balls.
CH Gayle 66 (55b 8x4 3x6 ) BA Stokes 1-0-4-0
JN Mohammed 13 (20b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 19. 7 runs this over. 124/3 after 114 balls.
JN Mohammed 10 (17b 0x4 1x6 ) MM Ali 5-0-32-0
CH Gayle 66 (53b 8x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 18. 2 runs this over. 117/3 after 108 balls.
JN Mohammed 3 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 5-0-29-2
CH Gayle 66 (53b 8x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 17. 5 runs this over. 114/3 after 101 balls.
JN Mohammed 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 4-0-24-0
CH Gayle 64 (51b 8x4 3x6 ) more

Right, it's time for drinks, with Gayle leading the West Indies' tilt... Here's Gnasher for the middle-overs slog (literally, perhaps)

End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 109/3 after 96 balls.
JN Mohammed 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 4-0-27-2
CH Gayle 63 (49b 8x4 3x6 ) more

"Rod Tucker and I have different definitions of the word 'conclusive'," declares Benny

End of over 15. 3 runs this over. 104/2 after 90 balls.
MN Samuels 7 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 3-0-20-0
CH Gayle 62 (48b 8x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 14. 9 runs this over. 101/2 after 84 balls.
CH Gayle 60 (45b 8x4 3x6 ) LE Plunkett 3-0-22-1
MN Samuels 6 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Should Gayle be playing ODIs if he doesn't run?" One for Stuart Law, Varun. Although he's going quite well today

End of over 13. 13 runs this over. 92/2 after 78 balls.
MN Samuels 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 2-0-17-0
CH Gayle 57 (42b 8x4 3x6 ) more

"Marlon is in. Even if he doesnt get out, he is gonna put pressure on the run chase with his slow batting," groans Morland. Okay, let's give him a chance...

End of over 12. 2 runs this over. 79/2 after 72 balls.
MN Samuels 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 2-0-13-1
CH Gayle 44 (37b 7x4 2x6 ) more

"If there is still rain in the air, can you please tell us what the West Indies DL target is after 20 overs with 1 2 or 3 wickets down?" I haven't got the tables to hand, Barry de Klerk... but rest assured we will keep you informed. Seems dry in Bristol for now

Here's Owais Yusuf: "Gayle has only 2 runs without the 8 boundaries so far." Sounds like it's pretty much going to plan

End of over 11. 4 runs this over. 77/1 after 66 balls.
CH Gayle 43 (35b 7x4 2x6 ) MM Ali 1-0-4-0
SD Hope 19 (23b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 11 runs this over. 73/1 after 60 balls.
SD Hope 19 (23b 4x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 1-0-11-0
CH Gayle 39 (29b 6x4 2x6 ) more

So, 73 for 1 from the Powerplay. Tidy start from WI... We've got a game on our hands here

"This ground is tailor-made for Chris Gayle," squeals Owais Yusuf. "Hope he makes the full use out of it!"

End of over 9. 9 runs this over. 62/1 after 54 balls.
SD Hope 15 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 5-1-27-0
CH Gayle 32 (25b 6x4 1x6 ) more

Boundaries still coming for WI, though Woakes came back well, with one more over of the Powerplay to go

End of over 8. 8 runs this over. 53/1 after 48 balls.
SD Hope 15 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 4-0-34-1
CH Gayle 24 (21b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 7 runs this over. 45/1 after 42 balls.
CH Gayle 24 (21b 4x4 1x6 ) CR Woakes 4-1-19-0
SD Hope 7 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Maybe a few drops of rain in the air now... But nothing heavy

End of over 6. 9 runs this over. 38/1 after 36 balls.
CH Gayle 19 (19b 3x4 1x6 ) DJ Willey 3-0-26-1
SD Hope 5 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5.  A maiden over! 29/1 after 30 balls.
CH Gayle 11 (15b 1x4 1x6 ) CR Woakes 3-1-12-0
SD Hope 4 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"@Rakesh, even his double century would not be sufficient as the rest of of teams scores will not pass 50 in that time," carps Puneeth

End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 29/1 after 24 balls.
SD Hope 4 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 2-0-17-1
CH Gayle 11 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 10 runs this over. 25/1 after 18 balls.
CH Gayle 11 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) CR Woakes 2-0-12-0
SD Hope 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Well, all I can say is that if WI are to win tonight, Gayle needs to score his second double century here," declares Rakesh Sampat, matter-of-factly

End of over 2. 13 runs this over. 15/1 after 11 balls.
E Lewis 13 (8b 0x4 2x6 ) DJ Willey 1-0-13-1
CH Gayle 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Is 'Kiss of Death' Miller there today?" I think you might be thinking of Gnasher, Martin Mulkearn, if it's a weather-related query. But yes, Miller is there

End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 6 balls.
CH Gayle 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 1-0-2-0
E Lewis 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Looking pretty grim over the back of Bristol... But the rain has stayed away so far. Apart from the ball into the stands, of course

Three slips in for Woakes

CH GayleRun out AU Rashid 941127896120.51
E LewisC MM Ali B DJ Willey139802162.5
SD HopeC JC Buttler B LE Plunkett2040254080
MN SamuelsC JC Buttler B LE Plunkett11171110100
JN MohammedC JM Bairstow B LE Plunkett3875533171.7
R PowellC CR Woakes B AU Rashid81190188.89
JO HolderC MM Ali B LE Plunkett34432613130.77
AR NurseLBW AU Rashid1550020
D BishooC EJG Morgan B LE Plunkett1214142085.71
JE TaylorB AU Rashid01100-
ML Cumminsnot out 4551080
Total 245/10
CR Woakes7.013204.57
DJ Willey4.003418.5
LE Plunkett8.105256.37
MM Ali10.006506.5
BA Stokes4.002506.25
AU Rashid6.003435.67