Match Over - England won by 6 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: England, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Kennington Oval, London
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 27 Sep 2017, 13:30 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: E Lewis


  • Umpire1: RJ Bailey
  • Umpire2: RJ Tucker
  • Third Umpire: SD Fry



Overs: 35.1 / 35.1




Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

West Indies

England are now ahead on DLS, the par score five down at this stage is 252. The rain is falling at the ground, but not heavy enbough for the umpires to take them off. DLS at the end of the next over is 255, by the way

The DLS par score at the end of the over is 252... and it has started to rain!

"Please bring back Joseph, these two can hurt them seriously," pleads Kunal

End of over 34. 15 runs this over. 245/5 after 204 balls.
MM Ali 39 (21b 4x4 2x6 ) ML Cummins 6-0-49-0
JC Buttler 39 (32b 5x4 0x6 ) more

England are only three runs behind the DLS par score of 248

End of over 33. 6 runs this over. 230/5 after 198 balls.
MM Ali 30 (18b 2x4 2x6 ) JO Holder 9-0-52-0
JC Buttler 33 (29b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Right, to take you to the end of this, however it comes, here's Alan

Simon: "Argh, just about to get on a plane, can you tell these two to get on with it? Boarding has started."

End of over 32. 19 runs this over. 224/5 after 192 balls.
JC Buttler 30 (27b 4x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 3-0-39-0
MM Ali 27 (14b 2x4 2x6 ) more

After this over the DLS was 242...after 33 it's 245 (with five down). Arijit : "Is dls score relevant for this match? I mean is there a chance of rain?" Not far away

Moeen sensing it's now or never

End of over 31. 4 runs this over. 205/5 after 186 balls.
JC Buttler 28 (25b 4x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 8-0-46-0
MM Ali 10 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Peter: "Raining here in Esher ( a few miles south west of the oval). I hope the rain doesn't ruin this, it's been very entertaining so far. "

End of over 30. 9 runs this over. 201/5 after 180 balls.
JC Buttler 24 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 2-0-20-0
MM Ali 10 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

The players are taking a drink The DLS is 237. West Indies on track to make it 2-1

James: "The late, great Tony Cozier rated Hope and Joseph very highly. Good judge of a player. "

End of over 29. 6 runs this over. 192/5 after 174 balls.
JC Buttler 17 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) R Powell 2-0-10-0
MM Ali 8 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 5 runs this over. 186/5 after 168 balls.
MM Ali 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 8-0-54-5
JC Buttler 14 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Kester Hamilton: "My Gosh, I am thinking back about that comment saying that Joseph will take more wickets before he completes 10 overs like it was a Holy scripture now. This Kid is on fire"

Joseph is also on a hat-trick. Sehar: "Has it stopped raining" Hasn't started yet!

End of over 27. 4 runs this over. 181/4 after 162 balls.
JC Buttler 14 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) R Powell 1-0-4-0
SW Billings 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sean: "The way the West Indies are playing they will win this even without the rain. That knock from Lewis deserves to win any game."

singh: "while Joseph bowls, Hope everywhere (behind wkt or sub) for WI "

End of over 26. 3 runs this over. 177/4 after 156 balls.
EJG Morgan 19 (17b 3x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 7-0-49-4
JC Buttler 12 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) more

DLS now is 204. Big swing to West Indies

John Kelly: "Gentlemen, may I ask where Duckworth and Co. are on this new page??" I need to add it manually. Will update as much as I can

David Lomax: "Yep. Heavy rain in Guildford." Thanks, David

End of over 25. 11 runs this over. 174/3 after 149 balls.
EJG Morgan 18 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 1-0-11-0
JC Buttler 10 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Update: Evin Lewis on his way back from hospital

Brian Mason: "Looks like it is about to pour down in Epsom"

End of over 24. 7 runs this over. 163/3 after 144 balls.
EJG Morgan 13 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 6-0-46-3
JC Buttler 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Radar suggests rain is approaching Guildford. Anyone in the area can confirm?

After 24 overs with three down the DLS is 177...West Indies moving ahead. Jos Buttler at No. 5. Normally Ben Stokes' position

End of over 23. 8 runs this over. 156/2 after 138 balls.
EJG Morgan 11 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 6-0-37-0
JE Root 14 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Gerard Rawlins: "Told you earlier on that Alzarri Joseph will be the fly in the ointment. He should have been playing before now and the series would have been closer than this. He will take others before his spell of 10 overs is complete."

End of over 22. 5 runs this over. 148/2 after 132 balls.
EJG Morgan 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 5-0-39-2
JE Root 13 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Third slip couldn't believe that. Holder scratches his head

Matt R: "The gloves of hope aren't all the Windies need if they're going to win..."

That will close the gap on the DLS...two wickets down after 22 overs it's 151. The out-of-form Eoin Morgan at No. 4. Two slips in place

End of over 21. 2 runs this over. 143/1 after 126 balls.
JE Root 12 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 5-0-34-0
JM Bairstow 39 (50b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 7 runs this over. 141/1 after 120 balls.
JM Bairstow 38 (46b 2x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 4-0-34-1
JE Root 11 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) more

That's 20 overs, so we have a game

SamRoy: "If England are smart here then they can reduce this game into an easy T20 chase. They need to score a run a ball for the next 12 overs without losing more than 1 wicket. 156 off the last 20 with 8 or 9 wickets in hand is an easy target."

End of over 19. 6 runs this over. 134/1 after 114 balls.
JE Root 6 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 4-0-32-0
JM Bairstow 36 (44b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 10 runs this over. 126/1 after 107 balls.
JE Root 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 3-0-25-1
JM Bairstow 35 (42b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 8 runs this over. 116/0 after 101 balls.
JM Bairstow 33 (40b 2x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 3-0-26-0
JJ Roy 77 (62b 11x4 1x6 ) more

Free hit

End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 108/0 after 96 balls.
JM Bairstow 31 (36b 2x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 2-0-15-0
JJ Roy 72 (60b 10x4 1x6 ) more

Time for drinks, with England thirsty for runs. West Indies need to dry things up (or, preferably, take a wicket or two)... Anyway, here's Gnasher for a spell

End of over 15. 13 runs this over. 103/0 after 90 balls.
JJ Roy 70 (57b 10x4 1x6 ) ML Cummins 2-0-18-0
JM Bairstow 28 (33b 2x4 0x6 ) more

From the looks of the scoreboard at The Oval, the DLS par score is 84... Presumably from 15 overs (although that would not constitute a game)

"Alan have you ever heard from anyone that you look like Zach Galifianakis? Or is it Just my thought after googling your picture." The fat guy from The Hangover? I'll try not to be offended, Bilal... Although, interestingly, I believe his character's name in that film is Alan Garner

End of over 14. 14 runs this over. 90/0 after 84 balls.
JM Bairstow 22 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 7-0-42-0
JJ Roy 63 (55b 10x4 0x6 ) more

"Butcher's hook? Rhyming slang for ..?" I meant shepherd's crook, actually, Andy. Busy day!

"Looks like rain is on the way, what's DLS looking like guys??" Well, it won't come into effect until they've bowled 20 overs, John B. And it still seems dry and T'Oval, for now

End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 76/0 after 78 balls.
JJ Roy 54 (51b 8x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 1-0-5-0
JM Bairstow 21 (27b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Tom M: "Alex Chapman @ over 3.5 - none. The NZ score in 2015 is by far the biggest in England (next was India at Lord's in 2002, chasing 326). Only three larger scores have ever been chased in an ODI - South Africa twice, and India once, all playing at home to Australia."

End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 71/0 after 72 balls.
JJ Roy 50 (46b 8x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 6-0-32-0
JM Bairstow 20 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Is there any support for the bowlers in the pitch?" It's an ODI deck at The Oval, Darshan... So I think that'll be a 'no'

End of over 11. 10 runs this over. 67/0 after 66 balls.
JM Bairstow 18 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 1-0-10-0
JJ Roy 48 (43b 8x4 0x6 ) more

"People have very short memories," lectures Juan. "In 2017 Morgan has scored three centuries, and over 70 three times. Seems reasonable to keep him playing, especially with his captaincy"

Here's BOB: "i think everyone is forgetting that while Morgan is not in his prime at the moment, he is an integral part of the squad that got to the semi-finals in the Champions Trophy, also worth noting that he scored a century in the highest successful run-chase in ODIs at this ground."

End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 57/0 after 60 balls.
JJ Roy 39 (38b 6x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 5-0-28-0
JM Bairstow 17 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) more

That's the end of the Powerplay, England's openers having settled and eased to 57 for 0. But there's still and awful long way to go in this chase

"Really hope Morgan get a big score today," says Sean. "He's a quality player who's just bit out of nick."

End of over 9. 4 runs this over. 51/0 after 54 balls.
JJ Roy 37 (35b 6x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 5-0-29-0
JM Bairstow 13 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Jamal - Dawid Malan is far better at one day than he is at T20 and Test and is better than Morgan," suggests Dylan

"Happy to see Roy back in the team," coos Hallar, "big fan of his stroke play and he showed it with a crisp drive through covers."

End of over 8. 5 runs this over. 47/0 after 48 balls.
JM Bairstow 13 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 4-0-22-0
JJ Roy 33 (29b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 10 runs this over. 42/0 after 42 balls.
JM Bairstow 11 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 4-0-25-0
JJ Roy 30 (26b 5x4 0x6 ) more

"Not sure calling for Morgan's head is justified as he has been the catalyst for England's change in approach in shorter formats," counters Jamal. "He should get a run till 2019 WC. I don't see any fitting replacement either. "

"Think this will go to max 40 overs with the forecast. What are the DL scores if Eng are 3/4/5 down" No idea, Shaz... But we'll dig them out if it comes to it

End of over 6. 5 runs this over. 32/0 after 36 balls.
JJ Roy 21 (22b 3x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 3-0-17-0
JM Bairstow 10 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more

doosra joins the mob: "Bang on Webby. Drop Morgan for good!!"

"Roy has a strike rate of 101 before this match in 46 ODI's...that is rather good," nods Marcus, approvingly. See ball, hit ball, etc

End of over 5. 1 runs this over. 27/0 after 30 balls.
JJ Roy 18 (20b 3x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 3-0-15-0
JM Bairstow 8 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Roy needs a score here to get his name back on the team sheet permanently," muses Webby. "Perfect in Australian conditions as he loves pace! Bairstow should drop to No3 and Morgan should be dropped completely."

"I don't know whom to support this match....the West Indies for Lewis' amazing century or England's team of gingers!" Don't let Gnasher know your're wavering, Graeme

End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 26/0 after 24 balls.
JJ Roy 18 (17b 3x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 2-0-12-0
JM Bairstow 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"How many bigger ODI scores have successfully been chased down in England?" wonders Alex Chapman. None, I think. Trent Bridge in 2015 the highest here

End of over 3. 5 runs this over. 19/0 after 18 balls.
JJ Roy 16 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 2-0-14-0
JM Bairstow 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Ben: "I would love too see Jason Roy do well today. He didn't deserve to be dropped, despite a bad CT and SA series, before that he averaged nearly 40 and had played superbly in India and in the Windies. He was harshly treated." Can't say Bairstow didn't deserve a crack, though. All good competition

Just a single, wide-ish slip in now...

End of over 2. 5 runs this over. 14/0 after 11 balls.
JJ Roy 12 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 1-0-5-0
JM Bairstow 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 9 runs this over. 9/0 after 6 balls.
JJ Roy 8 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 1-0-9-0
JM Bairstow 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Here's a weather update, from Phil: "Apparently it's going to chuck it down from about 7.30pm onwards. So England need to go T20 on this and see if they can get well ahead of the rate. The rain could well help them."

JJ RoyC SD Hope B AS Joseph8466112127.27
JM BairstowC SD Hope B AS Joseph39512076.47
JE RootC SD Hope B AS Joseph14152093.33
EJG MorganC B AS Joseph191730111.76
JC Buttlernot out 433550122.86
SW BillingsC CH Gayle B AS Joseph240050
MM Alinot out 482562192
CR Woakes -
AU Rashid -
LE Plunkett -
JT Ball -
Total 258/5
JE Taylor7.004806.86
JO Holder9.005205.78
AS Joseph8.105656.86
ML Cummins6.004908.17
AR Nurse3.0039013
R Powell2.001005