England beat Windies by 6 wickets in 2nd ODI
Paul Collingwood hit an unbeaten 47 and took 3-16 as England beat West Indies by six wickets in the second one-day international to take a 1-0 lead in the three-game series.cricket Updated: May 24, 2009 21:55 IST
Paul Collingwood hit an unbeaten 47 and took 3-16 as England beat West Indies by six wickets in a one-day international on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-game series. Ravi Bopara also hit 43 and Owais Shah 38 as England reached 161-4 off 36 overs at Bristol's County Ground to easily pass the West Indies 160 all out in 38.3. England paceman Stuart Broad took 4-46, his wickets coming at the beginning and the end of a disappointing West Indies innings.
Dwayne Bravo top-scored with 50, while captain Chris Gayle hit 31. Shivnarine Chanderpaul with 27 and Darren Sammy with 13 not out were the only other batsman to reach double figures in the warm, sunny conditions.
Thursday's game at Headingley was washed out. The two teams meet again at Edgbaston on Tuesday for the final game of series. After England captain Andrew Strauss won the toss and put West Indies in to bat, Broad struck twice to dismiss Lendl Simmons and Ramnaresh Sarwan with both failing to score to leave their side at 7-2 in the fourth over.
Simmons faced four balls before he was trapped lbw on the back foot to make it 2-1 in the second over. Sarwan lasted two deliveries, edging a catch to wicketkeeper Matt Prior. Despite the loss of two of his leading batsmen, Gayle decided to attack the bowling before he was third out with the total on 44. Having just hit Graeme Swann for his second six, he was bowled by the offspinner after having faced 28 balls.
Chanderpaul and Bravo compiled a fourth-wicket stand of 63 with Bravo launching a huge straight six off Dimitri Mascarenhas. But Chanderpaul was out when he tried to pull a delivery from Tim Brennan and scooped an easy catch for Strauss at slip. Bravo, who did not play as England won 2-0 in the test series, reached his 50 before he was out in Collingwood's first over. The ball found the gap between bat and pad to strike the stumps, and the score was 128-5 in the 28th over.
Collingwood struck again in his next over when a ball to Denesh Ramdin kept low and he was out lbw for 8. The seventh wicket fell three runs later after a run out.
Jerome Taylor pushed a ball from Swann into the offside and set off for a run that wasn't there. Although he was sent back, he didn't beat Strauss's throw.
Kieron Pollard added 8 before he was bowled to become Collingwood's third wicket, and Sulieman Benn top-edged a pull off Broad and gave a catch to Ravi Bopara at midwicket to depart for 1. That left the West Indies with the last two batsmen at the crease with only 36.3 overs gone and they lasted only two more. Ravi Rampaul on 7 tried to fend off a bouncer from Broad, only for the ball to come off his glove to lob a catch to Swann. Sammy was left unbeaten on 13.
England made a steady start in search of a modest total before Strauss, who had made four, tried to hook a ball from Taylor, top-edged the ball and Sammy took the catch with 31 runs on the board.
Prior made 11 to push the score onto 61 before he edged a catch to third slip where Gayle took it at second attempt off Sammy's bowling.
Ravi Bopara hit five boundaries in an entertaining 43 before he was beaten by the swing and out lbw to Bravo before Collingwood joined Shah.
Collingwood hit Bravo for a four and a six in the same over and then a lofted drive for four off Pollard. Shah was out trying to hit a boundary to finish the game but his powerfully hit cut was brilliantly stopped by Pollard, who then reacted quickly by hitting the stumps from 30 yards with Shah well out of his crease. Eoin Morgan, who faced the West Indies while playing for Ireland in the 2007 World Cup, came out on his England debut and scored the winning run, ending unbeaten on two.
First Published: May 24, 2009 21:52 IST