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World T20: Gayle storm blows away England as WI win by 6 wickets

world t20 Updated: Mar 16, 2016 23:04 IST
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West Indies will hope for a good knock from Chris Gayle to help them overhaul England’s 182/6.(PTI)


Over 19: And that is it. West Indies win by 6 wickets thanks to Gayle’s 47-ball 100

Over 18: 10 off the over. 182/4

Over 17: 3 off the over. 172/4

Over 16: 18 off the over. 169/4

Over 15: 5 off the over. 151/4

Over 14: A hat-trick of sixes from Gayle. 146/4

Over 13: 11 off Topley and Bravo’s wicket. 124/4

12.2 Topley to Bravo, OUT

Picks out deep midwicket, but is this a no-ball for height? Or has it hit spidercam? Hales was pointing upwards after holding it. It’s gone to the TV umpire. Looks okay from side-on, and it was purely a check for height. No spidercam issue. He has to go. Bravo didn’t middle is club to the leg side.

Over 12: 10 runs and the wicket of Ramdin. 113/3

11.1 Ali to Ramdin, OUT

Is that a good wicket for England or not? Ramdin goes for a slog sweep and gets a huge top edge which settles into the hands of short fine leg

Over 11: Two big sixes from Gayle. 103/2

Over 10: 2 off Ali. West Indies 85/2 after 10

Over 9: Two big sixes in that over from Rashid. 83/2

Over 8: 8 off Moeen Ali. 67/2

Over 7: 4 runs and the wicket of Samuels in Rashid’s first over. 59/2

6.4 Rashid to Samuels, OUT

And he’s struck in his first over! He’s been billed as England’s key man and makes an early impression. Samuels came down the pitch, wasn’t quite to the pitch but still went through with his lofted shot down the ground and picked out long-on

Over 6: 11 off that over. 55/1

Over 5: Three boundaries in that over as Samuels successfully took on Ben Stokes. 44/1

Over 4: 5 runs off Jordan. 30/1

Over 3: Two boundaries from Samuels off Willey. 25/1

Over 2: A six and a four from Gayle off Topley. 16/1

Over 1: 6 off Willey’s first over and the wicket of Johnson Charles. West Indies 6/1

0.2 Willey to Charles, OUT, and he strikes!

Heaved low to midwicket, where Moeen snaffles it by his bootlaces. Took a few deliveries for Willey to calibrate himself, but gets this one full and straight, Charles aims through midwicket but miscues to the man inside the circle. The bat face appear to close a little, perhaps caused by the hint of late swing

West Indies need to chase down 183 to win after contributions from Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales helped England post a substantial 182/6 at the World T20 in Mumbai on Wednesday.

(England vs West Indies World T20 full scorecard, ball-by-ball commentary, graphs and more)

After West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and opted to bowl, England got off to a brisk start. Jason Roy was the first to get out, falling for a run-a-ball 15 in the fifth over with the score at 37/1.

Hales and Root put on a partnership, with the next wicket falling at 92 in the 12th over. Some big hits by Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali in the death overs helped England to the big total.

The West Indies bowlers were expensive on the day, with Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell chipping in with two wickets apiece.

Read | England vs WI World T20 highlights: Root, Buttler help post 182/6