Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
61 | (wicket maiden) | ENG: 187/10

  • Stuart Broad0 (1b)
  • Shannon Gabriel15-5-45-3
  • Kemar Roach15-5-30-4

4pm George Dobell, our eyes on the prize, says that Jonny Bairstow is keeping, which is interesting. Wonder if that ball that hit Foakes before bowling him did some damage... talking of being hit on the gloves, Stokes is fine. Light roller for the Windies, which George is much more excited about.

3.52pm So, job done for West Indies. They took the gamble of bowling first after winning the toss, and they've vindicated it well. A brilliant first session and a half, but England kept themselves in the contest on an awkward deck, thanks to a contrastingly belligerent pair of fifties from Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali, and a handy 35 from Ben Foakes. Kemar Roach, once again, is the first-innings stand-out with four wickets, but Gabriel and Joseph were particularly tricky to counter at times. Back in five to see how England's old firm can respond...

Bharat Sridhar: "Extremely pleasing to see the wickets column ready 4,3,2,1,0 in order. " Well, look at that. How marvellous

60.6
W
Gabriel to Anderson, OUT, yorker! And that's it! Anderson was convinced it was the bouncer coming up, and was already galloping off towards the square-leg umpire in anticipation. A futile flail of the bat, but his timbers are shivered, and that's England's innings cooked!

JM Anderson b Gabriel 1 (10m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

60.5
0
Gabriel to Anderson, no run, well bowled, well played! Nasty lifter from round the wicket, thumping into the gloves as Anderson rises in the crease to block

The Antigua scoreboard is showing "Chris Broad" rather than Stuart... he may be big, bad, and better than his dad, but that's not enough for some people

60.4
0
Gabriel to Anderson, no run, chopped down into the crease
60.3
0
Gabriel to Anderson, no run, cracked out through point. Lovely shot for none
60.2
0
Gabriel to Anderson, no run, round the wicket, full length, prodded back to the bowler
60.1
0
Gabriel to Anderson, no run, through to the keeper outside off

END OF OVER:
60 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | ENG: 187/9

  • Stuart Broad0 (1b)
  • James Anderson1 (3b)
  • Kemar Roach15-5-30-4
  • Shannon Gabriel14-4-45-2

Sagar: "The guy in the Guyana bar, who bet Rum & coconut water that England won't cross 250 can begin to relax :) " That's what Flintoff and Harmy thought at Edgbaston ...

59.6
0
Roach to Broad, no run, into line, solid block
59.5
1
Roach to Anderson, 1 run, popping into line from round the wicket, nudged to the leg side to open his account
59.4
0
Roach to Anderson, no run, short and sharp, zipping over the shoulder

Tinkuri: "Always impressed by how conversant Cricinfo bbb commentators are on a variety of diverse subjects: pop culture, fairy tales, physics, economics, history, politics, cuisines, meteorology, maths, other sports. And also occasionally, cricket. " Cricket? Who wants to talk about cricket?

59.3
0
Roach to Anderson, no run, very full length, and well dug out

So, Anderson and Broad - a rare unity at the crease. And a rare unity in a match this winter... their first shared experience since The Oval Test

59.2
W
Roach to Curran, OUT, extra bounce, and another one bites the dust! That's lovely bowling from Roach, drawing the batsman forward as this one sticks in the pitch, pops off the splice, and Holder's posting of a fourth slip pays off for Windies!

SM Curran c sub (SSJ Brooks) b Roach 6 (23m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

59.1
0
Roach to Curran, no run, outside off, through to the keeper

END OF OVER:
59 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 186/8

  • Sam Curran6 (6b)
  • Shannon Gabriel14-4-45-2
  • Kemar Roach14-5-29-3
58.6
W
Gabriel to Foakes, OUT, short, pulled, splattered onto his own stumps! That's a desperate way to go, he climbed into another wayward leg-side delivery, but was early on the shot, and an awkward deflection off his gloves flew down into the bails, via his hip

BT Foakes b Gabriel 35 (135m 89b 4x4 0x6) SR: 39.32

Edrick: "This commentry is bias towards England and at times..quite ridiculing to the west Indians hard work.." If you say so. I take it you missed the first three hours of the match

58.5
0
Gabriel to Foakes, no run, wider on the crease, pounded through on a full length, left alone
58.4
0
Gabriel to Foakes, no run, full face, defended back down the pitch

Rumplestiltskin: "The argument that Sri Lanka are just a walk over at home is also, at best, lazy. They are not as strong as previously, sure, but still beat Aus and SA easily, and both those teams are full of quality cricket players for all their weakness against spin. England played smart and beat SL, who are still good in their own conditions, at their own game. " When you're not getting mugged off by princesses who need some straw spun into gold, you make some good points

58.3
0
Gabriel to Foakes, no run, very full length, and drilled back to the bowler, who deflects his half-stop to mid-off
58.2
1
Gabriel to Curran, 1 run, on the back foot, and dabbed into the covers