West Indies v England: 1st one-day international, Antigua, as it happened

West Indies beat England by 15 runs in the first one-day international in Antigua.

28 February 2014 Last updated at 12:51 GMT

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  1. 21:56: 

    Well, I'll leave you to read Saj Chowdhury's match report and pick the bones after another England defeat snatched from the jaws of victory. And if you're a particular fan of Richie Richardson, Curtly Ambrose or Andy Roberts, raise a glass to cricket's three newest knights.

    Enjoy tomorrow's sport-filled Saturday, and if you can stand the pain once again, make sure you join us from around 13:00 GMT on Sunday for the second ODI from the same ground. Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel. See you then.

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    Harry Almond: Strange, England only needed a world class batsmen to build on a good opening partnership and win, if only we had one...

    Bob Quinn: If England see victory on the horizon they turn tail & scarper like it's an unforgiving monster from the darkest corners of hell.

    Si Lomas: 75% of the match we were good, the poor 25% came at the end of our bowling display and end of our batting display, that's what cost us.

  3. 21:52: 

    And another result elsewhere in the world of ODI cricket - Sri Lanka beat India by two wickets in the Asia Cup, sneaking home with four balls to spare.


    More from Dwayne Bravo: "The couple of overs I bowled at the top end contributed well, Ravi Rampaul was our best bowler at the end so I always had confidence in the boys if we kept picking up wickets. Michael Lumb played very well, they missed Morgan who is a key player but we'll look forward to Sunday's game."


    West Indies captain and man of the match Dwayne Bravo: "A great team effort. We didn't get the start we wanted as a batting group but me and Simmons laid a foundation for Sammy to do his natural thing. And once we got to 250 or more I would always back our bowlers to defend that. Words cannot explain the way we performed today."


    More from Stuart Broad: "I wouldn't look too much at the batting - it was the last 10 overs with the ball that really hurt us. If we'd given the batsmen 230 to chase we'd have won the game. We missed a game in Adelaide we should have really won, but we need to learn to win these high-pressure games."

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    It seems the knives are already out for several England players...

    Junaid Mati: A truly painful last 15 overs. Another game Ravi Bopara fails to finish for England. Surprise, surprise!

    Paddy Emmerson: England seeing yet another match stutter to failure. No drive through the middle order, Root or Pietersen? Know who I prefer.

    Petey Anderson: Why did Stokes not bowl? Why have an all rounder without bowling him? Otherwise it's a place for a specialist batsman wasted.

    PD31: All Broad's fault - hid when Windies were powering to protect his figures. Now we fall short.


    England captain Stuart Broad: "Up to 40 overs we were fantastic. The spinners were awesome and we put ourselves in a fantastic position. But we conceded 100 off last seven overs and we need to look at ourselves and know how we can get better. It was the same in the batting - the first 40 overs were excellent. It's not doom and gloom - we've lost this game but we did a lot of good things - especially Lumby's 100 on debut."

  9. 21:45: 
    Dwayne Bravo

    Presentation coming up - Dwayne Bravo is man of the match. He'll be presented with a large cheque by the newly knighted Sir Andy Roberts.

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    Jack of all trades: Giles was a boring bowler who bowled outside leg & didn't take any wickets, looks like he is carrying it in to his coaching too.

    Joe Blight: That sort of loss is becoming quite frequent unfortunately. Poor from the position we were in.. Well batted Lumb and Moeen!

    Tom: Tim Bresnan couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat.

  11. 21:38: 

    So, who gets the nod for man of the match? Lumb in a losing cause? Dwayne Bravo for his unbeaten 87 and some good captaincy? Or a left-field selection - Sunil Narine for crucially putting the squeeze on England in mid-innings?

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "There will be an overriding sense of frustration in the England dressing-room. They will know they should have won that game. You have to feel for Michael Lumb - he should have walked away with the man of the match award for a century on his debut. But you have to take your hat off to the West Indies for the way they fought back in the game. England started off magnificently well then just fell away."

  13. 21:37: 

    Not so much a game of two halves as a game of four quarters (ish). England had West Indies becalmed early on, they were down and out at 45-4 but skipper Dwayne Bravo (87 not out) shared century stands with Lendl Simmons (65) and Darren Sammy (61) to post a challenging total of 269-6, scoring 116 off the last 10 overs.

    By contrast, England started well with debutants Michael Lumb (106) and Moeen Ali (44) adding 96 for the first wicket, and Lumb then going well with Joe Root. But when Lumb fell with England 180-3 after 37 overs, 90 were still needed from 13. And the tourists only managed 62 off their last 10 as wickets fell, while Bopara and Bresnan got bogged down late on.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The two innings were at different ends of the scale. The Windies got off to a slow start but a blistering finish, England did the opposite. A lot of credit has to go to the West Indies in the last 20 overs, and especially Sunil Narine. The West Indies have won fairly comfortably in the end."

  15. 21:33: 

    It's party time for the Windies fans in the stands and on the grassy banks at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. (I take it as read that it's party time in the pitchside pool... it's always party time there). West Indies have a "huddle" on the wicket, while England limited-overs coach Ashley Giles shakes hands with his opposite number Ottis Gibson and the rest of the Windies support staff.

    Gibson for England, anyone?

  16. 21:31: 


  17. 50 overs: 
    Eng 254-6

    Last ball, Bopara pulls it to mid-wicket for one and West Indies have done it.

  18. 49.5 overs: 
    Eng 253-6 (target 270)

    Bopara swings and misses. 17 needed from one ball.

  19. 49.4 overs: 
    Eng 253-6 (target 270)

    Bopara guides the ball towards long leg, some good fielding by Powell cuts off the four. Two taken. 17 from two needed - England need snookers.

  20. 49.3 overs: 
    Eng 251-6 (target 270)

    Three sixes and a four should do it? Bopara, the "finisher", clubs a two to deep mid-wicket. 19 off three needed.

  21. 49.2 overs: 
    Eng 249-6 (target 270)

    Swing and miss again from Big Tim, but they run a bye. 21 from four.

  22. 49.1 overs: 
    Eng 248-6 (target 270)

    Bresnan swings and misses at Rampaul. 22 from five.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's amazing the difference between the cleanliness of striking of the Windies and the England guys. Sammy and Bravo were hitting boundaries at will at this stage. The English guys just haven't got that ability."

  24. 49 overs: 
    Eng 248-6 (target 270)

    Bopara drills another single to Simmons at long-on. 25 from eight. Bresnan can only manage a single to the same area. 24 from seven. Bopara hits the last ball into the air over the bowler's head... but safely and they run two. So, just the 22 needed off the last over. And Bresnan on strike. Oh, how England could do with someone striking he ball as cleanly as Sammy and Bravo did...

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    Bob Byles: Loving this new-look, post-KP England. This Stuart Broad/ Ashley Giles inspired game plan is so exciting. Make it look as though you have everything under control in bowling and batting and then carry on where you left off in Australia. Great record as captain and coach must mean their jobs are totally safe. Downton & Co must be so proud of themselves.

  26. 48.3 overs: 
    Eng 244-3 (target 270)

    Bravo to Bresnan, full delivery, Bresnan can't connect. 29 from 11. A full toss is clubbed to long-on for a single, 28 from 10. Boundaries, boundaries, boundaries are needed... Bopara swings the ball to long-on, Simmons does well to cut off the boundary but they run two. 26 from nine.

  27. 48 overs: 
    Eng 241-6 (target 270)

    Rampaul to bowl the 48th (and presumably 50th) over. Again, a ring of five on the off-side circle, four on the leg-side fence. Bopara can't get the first ball away but drills the second for a two to long-on. Rampaul is firing the ball in at leg stump, Bopara clips a single to deep square leg. Bresnan is hit on both thighs as he tries to pull, the ball nearly hits the stumps but they scamper a leg bye. Bopara nudges a quick single, he has 13 from 17 balls. Rampaul fires in a legside bouncer which is called as a wide, then Bresnan watches another wide go behind his pads. The ninth ball of the over is smeared for a single to deep square leg (though the batsmen nearly collide in mid-pitch) - Bresnan has 11 from 14 balls and England need 29 from 12.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "England have got to the point now where they need to hit boundaries. With those wickets and the stuttering scoring, they are now pushing a rock up a hill."

  29. 47 overs: 
    Eng 233-6 (target 270)

    Once more, Bravo starts the over with four scouts on the leg-side fence but no protection on the off-side boundary. Keeper Ramdin summons a helmet to stand up to the stumps - maybe they saw the video of Bopara getting stumped off Clint McKay in Adelaide. Bopara manages a single, Bresnan is deceived by a slower ball as he takes an agricultural swing and misses. When he does connect, it's only a single to deep square leg. Bopara smears a two to the man running in from cow corner, then drills a single to mid-off via the bowler's foot which took some of the pace off the ball. Five off the over means it's 37 needed from 18 balls.

  30. 46 overs: 
    Eng 228-6 (target 270)

    Here's some good news for England - Narine's into his last over, having taken 2-28 from his first nine. Bresnan pushes a quick single, Narine fields off his own bowling and his throw hits the stumps at the bowler's end, but luckily for the Windies, does not ricochet off for overthrows. Bopara moves to five with a single, Narine spins a couple of wides out of Bresnan's reach, one either side of him, but the big Yorkshireman seems perplexed by the young spinner, not knowing which way the ball will turn. Finally England have a boundary as Bresnan helps Narine's last ball for four down the leg side. Narine finishes with 2-36. But 42 are needed from 24 balls.

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    Finian Black: England contriving to throw away another game of cricket. Been here before, eh?

    James Sutton: Another defeat being snatched from the jaws of victory.

    Ed Hooley: England's bottle has gone. Same old story.

  32. 45 overs: 
    Eng 220-6 (target 270)

    Bopara guides Bravo for a single past the square leg umpire, a delicate dab to point allows Bresnan to rotate the strike. After a wide, Bopara punches a quick single to mid-off, but England will know singles won't be enough here... Bresnan clips one to mid-wicket, Bopara taps one into the covers, and although Bresnan clips the last ball for a single, the glum faces on the England balcony say it all. 50 needed from 30 balls.

    Sir Viv Richards, Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "When you keep losing wickets at a rapid rate you are in danger. It could go either way now but the body language of the West Indies players suggests they know they have a huge opportunity to win this. If England lose this match they will have been careless in doing so."

  34. 44 overs: 
    Eng 213-6 (target 270)

    Tim Bresnan is the new batsman, thrown straight into the action to face Narine's penultimate over. Bresnan forces a single to mid-on, Bopara can't get Narine away, playing out three dot balls before forcing a single off the last. 57 off 36... it ain't looking pretty for England. Required rate up to 9.5.

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    David Martin: When I was 14 I kept score for Seaham Harbour Cricket Club 1st XI when we played Bournmoor who had a certain Richie Richardson opening the batting. Our opening fast bowler thought he could bounce this great batsman out. His first ball was cut for four so hard it hit the boundary wall so fast that the ball came back to the middle of the square... the second ball was an action replay but our opening bowler got his man when RR bottom-edged the third bouncer onto his stumps... we never heard the end of it!

  36. 43 overs: 
    WICKET- Buttler c Holder b DJ Bravo 12 (Eng 211-6)

    Bravo back in place of Rampaul, and Buttler pushes a two off his legs. Rather like the field Chris Jordan was bowling to earlier, all four permitted boundary fielders are on the leg side, with the five men in the circle forming a ring on the off side. Buttler guides another couple of twos to fine leg, running well to capitalise on the lumbering Smith who's not the quickest in the outfield. But the procession continues as Buttler skies an easy catch to extra cover. 59 needed from 42 balls.

  37. 42 overs: 
    Eng 205-5 (target 270)

    New batsman is Ravi Bopara, who seems to think he's England's "finisher" these days. Not required to bowl today, he's effectively a specialist batsman at number seven. England need 65 from 48 balls though - the rate is up to 8.12.

    Sir Viv Richards, Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I thought Narine could be a key figure in this match. That is a good wicket for the Windies. England were doing the job rather easily but this will just add a bit of excitement for the West Indies fans."

  39. 41.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Root c Ramdin b Narine 37 (Eng 205-5)

    Buttler improvises a clever reverse sweep to plunder a four against Narine, then helps one down the leg side, but now it's all over for Root as he sweeps and feathers an edge to the keeper. Is that the sound of the wheels coming off the New England juggernaut?

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    Fraser Rallison: Jos Buttler is my favourite one day & Twenty20 player! Really hoping that he fires in this one-day match!

  41. 41 overs: 
    Eng 199-4 (target 270)

    Root works Rampaul for a single, Buttler's off the mark, and Root profits from some poor fielding by Dwayne Smith on the square-leg boundary as he lets the ball straight through him for four. That's really, really poor from an international player. Two more singles mean England need 70 from 54 balls. And they're certainly not looking as comfortable as they were a few overs ago.

    Meanwhile, we're starting to worry that this game reminds us of England's last ODI in Australia, where they contrived to throw away a winning position - having looked to be cruising in a run chase, wickets kept falling and they were all out six runs short of their target. (You may recall Ravi Bopara's ponderous 25 from 44 balls when the run chase was on, and his bizarre stumping when he lifted his foot with the keeper standing up to a quick bowler).

  42. 40 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- Eng 192-4

    Jos Buttler is England's number six. Captain Bravo appeals for something from slip off Buttler's first ball - presumably for a catch, though neither wicketkeeper nor bowler appealed. Then they all go up for a leg-before appeal... but with no reviews left, there's nothing doing. But a wicket maiden in the final powerplay over... Narine has done a great job for West Indies there. 78 needed from 60.

  43. 39.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Stokes b Narine 5 (Eng 192-4)

    Well, it's not a no-ball, and the ball clearly clips his leg stump without any assistance from the wicketkeeper. You're out, son.


    Narine, with 0-22 from six overs, to bowl the last over of the powerplay - and the wheels come off for Stokes when he tries to sweep and is bowled leg stump. Although he stands there as though he can't believe what's happened. What's this? Third umpire having a look?

  45. 39 overs: 
    Eng 192-3 (target 270)

    Root whacks the burly Rampaul through mid-wicket for four, a single takes the young Yorkshireman to 31. Stokes pulls a two and a single while Rampaul sends down a legside wide, while Root jams his bat down on a yorker, but the required rate is up to a shade over seven an over - 78 needed from 66.

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    Ali Welch: Test of England's young middle order here in finishing this ODI. Will learn something of New England's character.

  47. 38 overs: 
    Eng 183-3

    Ben Stokes is the new batsman, and the Windies make a bowling change with Sunil Narine - bowling off-spin in sunglasses in the manner of TMS summariser Graeme Swann - replacing Bravo. Root dabs a quick single to fine leg, bringing Stokes on strike for the first time. The Durham left-hander is off the mark with a slog-sweep which he doesn't quite connect with as he intended, but it brings him two wide of mid-on. England need 87 from 72 balls.

    So, has Lumb done enough today to get a run at the top of the order in ODIs? What about when Cook and Bell are back in the squad? Text, tweet or emails us, or send carrier pigeons or smoke signals as you see fit.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a slower ball and Lumb tried to get down to the pitch. It was a decent shot but it was head height and the one thing you learn as a schoolboy is that you either hit it along the ground or over the top."

  49. 37 overs: 
    WICKET- Lumb c DJ Bravo b Rampaul 106 (Eng 180-3)

    Ravi Rampaul back into the attack, it's not unfair to say he's carrying more than a little timber compared to when we last saw him in action against England. Root and Lumb help themselves to three singles against the Trinidadian pacer, but then it's all over for Lumb as he's caught by the leaping Dwayne Bravo at cover. A great debut knock.

    It means Lumb finishes with the seventh highest ODI debut innings. Ahead of him are Desmond Haynes (148), Colin Ingram (124), Martin Guptill (122 not out), Andy Flower (115 not out), Phil Hughes (112) and Rob Nicol (108 not out).

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I remember when Lumb came up as a potential signing for Notts. I couldn't believe our luck. What a player. Finally he has a chance in the one-day side and what a way to take your chance."

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  51. 36 overs: 
    POWERPLAY- Eng 177-2

    Can the batting powerplay derail England (as it often does)? Lumb lofts Dwayne Bravo down the ground but it falls safely and they run a single. Root rotates the strike, while Lumb takes advantage of the limited fielders outside the circle to chip a two over extra cover. Lumb hits into the covers, a wild throw from Darren Bravo has Root scrambling back to the non-striker's end and the throw nearly wipes out Bravo's half-brother Dwayne as the bowler has to take the throw to prevent any overthrows. Another delicate chip over the infield for two takes Lumb to 105 - England need 93 from 84 balls.

  52. 35 overs: 
    Eng 171-2 (target 270)

    Sammy gets through his final over, but clearly looking like all is not right with the world, leaves the field at the end of it, with figures of 1-46 from 10.

    Stat attack - Lumb is only the second England player (after Dennis Amiss) and the ninth overall to reach three figures on ODI debut. The list includes a certain A Flower of Zimbabwe, He'll have to step up a gear to match the highest ODI debut score - 148 by Desmond Haynes for West Indies against Australia in 1978.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "A brilliant hundred for Michael Lumb on debut. I'm made up for him. Now he has to go on and win this game for England.

    "It's been a very mature and composed innings and a magnificent way to tell Ashley Giles that he should be in this team full stop."

  54. 34.4 overs: 
    LUMB 100- Eng 171-2

    The physio takes Sammy's pulse, then gets him to try a couple of physical jerks, rotating his torso to see if he's OK... and he's fine to continue. And a single into the covers brings Lumb to three figures on his England ODI debut!

  55. 34.3 overs: 
    OUCH!- Eng 170-2

    Sammy, with 1-43 from his first nine overs, to bowl his last. Lumb is taking it one single at a time - pushing one through the covers to move to 99. Root pulls a single to the square leg boundary to bring Lumb back on strike. Plenty of gaps in the field, although there's a bit of a hold-up while Sammy holds his chest - he looks to be in a bit of pain. An injury? Or a bit of kidology? The physio comes on...

  56. 34 overs: 
    Eng 168-2 (target 270)

    With the players refreshed, Root guides Bravo off his legs for a single to bring Lumb back on strike on 97. A quick single to square leg takes him to 98, and Bravo flings a wild wide down the leg side as the bowler and wicketkeeper, rather unconvincingly, appeal for a strangle down the leg side. Root moves to 21 with a firm on-driven two. So, 102 needed from 16 overs and still plenty of wickets in hand. This is England, though...

    Sir Viv Richards, Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Lumb is leaning on his bat looking relaxed - that is a good position to be in when you are on 97. He should use the drinks break to fresh himself and get the necessary stuff on board that keeps him going."

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  58. 33 overs: 
    DRINKS BREAK- Eng 163-2

    It's still Sammy, round the wicket for his penultimate over, Root opens with a single to long-on and Lumb takes advantage of a fielding lapse by Smith to move to 96. Root tries to guide the ball off his legs but gets a leading edge and the ball spoons agonisingly over the cover fielder as they run one. Lumb dabs a single to mid-on to move to 97, Root picks out long-on with another single to take England to drinks with 107 needed from 102 balls.

  59. 32 overs: 
    Eng 158-2 (target 270)

    Maybe Cap'n Bravo read my suggestion of a bowling change - he's back on himself in place of Smith. Lumb, who turned 34 a fortnight ago but making his ODI debut today, is within touching distance of a debut ton as a single takes him to 95. Root, playing the supporting role well, rotates the strike, then Lumb is completely foxed by a slower ball from Bravo which has him poking at thin air outside off stump. So he stays on 95. 112 needed from 108 balls.

  60. 31 overs: 
    Eng 156-2 (Lumb 94*, Root 14*)

    I wonder if West Indies are letting this game drift slightly by keeping right-arm seamers Sammy and Smith bowling in tandem for more than a dozen overs, as Lumb and Root are able to take singles and twos virtually at will. The required rate is a fraction over six an over, and they manage seven to bring up the fifty partnership.

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    Dave in Surbiton: Sir Richie Richardson came over to play for Thames Ditton Cricket Club as our overseas a few years back. He made time for players, members and the colts to help and talk to them on every aspect of the game. A true legend of the game.

  62. 30 overs: 
    Eng 149-2 (target 270)

    While Simon Mann on TMS is, once again, forced to deny that he's the same Simon Mann who attempted to launch a coup in Equatorial Guinea, Dwayne Smith - who I'd expected to only be a part-time bowler in this attack - whistles through his sixth over. Lumb helps himself to another four through third man, while England's third-wicket pair are trotting along nicely as they add three more singles. On the "double the score after 30 overs" theory - and West Indies did far more than just that - they're on course. (Crosses fingers)

  63. 29 overs: 
    Eng 142-2 (Lumb 84*, Root 11*)

    It's still the medium-fast Sammy for now, given it's a slow pitch, I wonder if he had been fit for this series, if a certain Christopher Henry Gayle might have been asked to bowl his characteristic very slow off-spin off two or three paces? Lumb pushes a couple of twos, but waits for the right ball to hit and forces another four through point. A single takes him to 84 from 90 balls, and he's waving to the dressing-room - it looks like he wants a drink.

    Sir Viv Richards, Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It looks pretty evenly balanced. The two openers were playing very, very well. Those two wickets would have helped to give the Windies some hope. It looked at one point it was easy sailing for England. It's kept it in the balance."

  65. 28 overs: 
    Eng 133-2 (target 270)

    Smith, right-arm military medium, comes round the wicket to the southpaw Lumb who finds a gap between the ring of cover fielders for his fifth four. A single takes him to 76, while Root moves into double figures with a two. England are nearly halfway there - needing 137 from 22 overs.

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    James Sutton: Luke Wright. The answer to a question no-one asked.

  67. 27 overs: 
    Eng 126-2

    Sammy in for his sixth over, the left-handed Lumb starts with a two, then tries to force the ball through mid-wicket and Root has to dive back into his crease at the non-striker's end to avoid being run out. Lumb threads a two through the covers. and moves to 71 with a single, Root guides the ball to fine leg where Narine uses his soccer skills to stop the ball with his foot before it reaches the boundary and they run two.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Should the West Indies win today I'm sure there will be a few more locals in this ground on Sunday for the next game."

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  69. 26 overs: 
    Eng 119-2 (target 270)

    Thanks, Sam. Having taken over in the first innings with West Indies 73-4 after 25 overs, and then having put the mockers on the Lumb-Moeen opening stand, I will choose my words carefully...

    Lumb and Root add three singles from Smith's over.

  70. 25 overs: 
    Eng 116-2

    Lumb punches through the offside for two as England continue to consolidate.

    The interval discussion of England's problems between Simon Mann, Graeme Swann, Stephen Brenkley and John Etheridge is now available to listen to on the TMS podcast page.

    To take you to the close, here's Mark Mitchener.

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    Andy Roberts

    Tim in Hampshire: "I once met Andy Roberts at the airport in Antigua - 1996 I think. I was there to collect some baggage that had gone to Anchorage instead. The bag belonged to my cousin's mother-in-law to be, who had flown in from Guyana for their wedding. Unfortunately, the bag had been packed with some fresh fish to assist with the catering for the wedding. Its unscheduled detour to ANC instead of ANU meant the bag had been away for nearly a week until it returned. The smell emanating from the suitcase was stomach churning, not even the customs man wanted to open it to check the contents. I don't think Andy Roberts was too impressed either as I marched up to him to shake his hand, telling him that I used to watch him at Southampton and he was as amazing as Sir Viv!"

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  72. 24 overs: 
    Eng 110-2

    The wind is still blowing strongly in Antigua - the kind of breeze that means you don't notice you are getting sunburnt, and I think there will be a fair bit of red flesh among the England supporters tomorrow. Three singles off Smith.

  73. 23 overs: 
    Eng 107-2 (Target 270)

    Joe Root comes in one place higher than expected to try to steady England's ship. After a couple of dots, he clips to mid-on and scampers a couple of runs. Remember Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan are both out injured.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Luke's not looked entirely happy since he's come to the crease. It wasn't his ideal situation to come into bat. He looked a little bit frenetic with his shots. Root's come in instead of Stokes, because England will be looking for more steady batting so they have a platform before Stokes comes in and finishes it off."

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  75. 22.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Wright c DJ Bravo b Sammy 1 (Eng 106-2)

    Calypso collapso? Luke Wright tries to bludgeon a shorter ball from Sammy, but he can't middle it and is pouched at midwicket.

  76. 22 overs: 
    Eng 106-2

    Lumb goes after Smith but the ball doesn't go all the way, plugs in the ground and only gets him two.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's been a great start for England. Both these openers on their debuts made a great case to play in more ODIs."

  78. 21 overs: 
    Eng 102-1 (Lumb 56, Wright 0)

    The statue of Sir Vivian Richards at the ground doesn't look anything like the man himself. He looks like he's wearing wicket-keeping gloves and overalls. Time for some sensible batting now. Five dot balls.

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    Richard Parfitt: The better England look, the more you worry about the embarrassment of the eventual collapse..

  80. 20 overs: 
    Eng 101-1 (Target 270)

    Luke Wright comes out to face his former Sussex team-mate Smith. And he's almost snared behind after wafting at a wide one.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Moeen played some lovely languid shots. He played another, but found a man out there. He was unfortunate. On another day that would have just landed on the ground. That was certainly against the run of play. It was a bit of a cheap dismissal really."

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  82. 19.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Moeen c Narine b Smith 44 (Eng 96-1)

    Mockers indeed... Mark Mitchener had spent about half an hour producing that stats box on Lumb and Moeen and look what it achieved! Two balls after seeing Lumb reach his fifty with a single, Moeen attempts to join his with a single blow and picks out Narine at long-on.

    Michael Lumb and Moeen Ali

    This is already the highest England ODI partnership by two debutants (beating the 71 added by Mike Smith and Mike Denness in 1973, and by Clive Radley and David Gower in 1978), and the highest opening ODI partnership by debutants (this previous record was also 71, by Piet Rinke and Terry Duffin for Zimbabwe against Kenya in 2006).

    The only two ODI debutant partnerships for any wicket higher than this one are 118 (Ryan Watson & Neil McCallum for Scotland v Pakistan in 2006) and 96 (Steve Tikolo & Maurice Odumbe in Kenya's first ODI against India in 1996).

  84. 19 overs: 
    Eng 95-0

    Lumb works Sammy off his pads to move within one of his half-century. Mockers this may well be but after a shaky start, Lumb is looking increasingly secure out there.

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    Tom Oxley: Myself and a bunch of schoolboy whipper-snappers tugged Curtly's sleeve for an autograph at Fenners in Cambridge during a Windies warm-up fixture. I asked how tall he was. "Tall enough to take the lot of you on," he said, without smiling, as we backed away.

  86. 18 overs: 
    Eng 90-0

    Sunil Narine, red sun-specs wrapped around his face, continues to twirl away. Again Moeen shows himself to be a master of turning ones into twos as he tickles the last ball of the over for a couple.

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a Friday. Why not play a day-night match? Perhaps if they had a day-night game more people would be here when it gets to the evening."

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  88. 17 overs: 
    Eng 87-0 (Lumb 44, Moeen 41)

    Time for Darren Sammy to try to break this remarkable partnership, which is the fourth highest by a pair of debutants in ODi history - more on that to come.

    Sammy keeps it tight and keeps them to three, two via a back-foot flick from Moeen and some quick running.

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    Jack of all trades: Forget the T20 World cup, they should play couple of Tests against the Windies after this ODI series.

  90. 16 overs: 
    DRINKS BREAK- Eng 84-0

    I wonder if Alastair Cook and Ian Bell are watching this at home, thinking that looks like fun...

    Moeen Ali plays and misses at a slightly quicker on from Narine from the last delivery before drinks.

  91. 15 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Eng 82-0

    Moeen Ali cuts at Bravo. Dwayne Smith dives to his right, but cannot hold on to a sharp one-handed catch. Big moment for the Windies. They need to break this parntership.

    Following my Curtly musings, what memories do you have of our newly knighted trio - Richardson, Ambrose and Roberts?

    Curtly Ambrose, Richie Richardson and Andy Roberts
    Sir Viv Richards, Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    (in response to a question about the sparse crowd in the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium) "Some of the Caribbean Premier League games were sold out here in Antigua. [The ticket sales] depend who is organising the games I suppose."

  93. 14 overs: 
    Eng 77-0

    There I was reliving the nightmare of Curtly's fearsome spell, and Sunil Nraine rattled through another over, at a cost of three runs.

  94. 13 overs: 
    Eng 74-0 (Target 270)

    Another clever upper-cut from Lumb off the last ball of the over - four more. Just seen footage of Sir Curtly receiving his knighthood. Still remember listening to the crackly wireless footage of him bowling out England for 46 with the Caribbean drums beating in the background - what a player.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "It worked well for England, bowling spin. I was interested to see that Broad only bowled six overs. He's one of our better seamers."

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  96. 12 overs: 
    Eng 67-0 (Lumb 33, Ali 29)

    It was just a change of ends for Narine. Now, here's the offie sending down his wristy tweaks to Lumb and cramping him up on a pitch that's offering plenty to the slow bowlers.

    Sir Viv Richards, Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a great start for England. The way the Windies finished their innings with a flourish suggests it is still a good batting track - a little bit on the slow side. England are in a good position at the moment."

  98. 11 overs: 
    Eng 63-0

    Sunil Narine is taken off after just one over. His replacement is captain Dwayne Bravo, whose second ball is upper-cut by Lumb for six. England are flying along here.

  99. 10 overs: 
    Eng 53-0

    Lumb eventually gets to his feet and manages a smile before keeping out a low full toss to round off the first 10 overs of the England innings.

  100. 9.5 overs: 
    Michael Lumb

    Oooh, this is horrible. Lumb misses a pull shot and takes one square in the unmentionables. He falls backwards and lies back with his eyes closed for a bit, before receiving some much-needed treatment from the physio.

    Sir Viv Richards, Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "We saw how quickly Lumb went upstairs [with the review] - 'I'm not waiting for anyone,' he said."

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  102. 9.4 overs: 

    There's a faint inside edge onto his pads, so Lumb lives to fight another day.

  103. 9.4 overs: 

    Rampaul slams one into Lumb's front and back pad. Umpire Brathwaite says he's out. Lumb - on 25 - sends for a review.

    Sir Viv Richards, Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "We do have a competitive match on our hands. Bravo and Sammy were special today for the West Indies - they scored some very good shots."

  105. 9 overs: 
    Eng 50-0

    Spinner Sunil Narine is brought in to try to turn the tide. They nudge three singles then Moeen goes for the big shot and lands it just short of the rope, picking up three runs.

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    South Wales Junior Cricket League: Toured Barbados February 2009 with our U17's and we came up against Jason Holder who scored a ton. Only bowled four overs.

  107. 8 overs: 
    Eng 44-0 (target 270)

    I don't know whether it is the disco music, the twerking cheerleaders or the adrenaline rush from that big six, but Lumb has his mojo back, slapping Rampaul for successive fours.

  108. 7 overs: 
    Eng 35-0 (Moeen 20, Lumb 13)

    Lumb gives his innings lift off by smacking Holder over long-on for six as Chicky's Disco and his trio of cheerleaders ram up the atmosphere in the stands.

  109. 6 overs: 
    Eng 26-0

    Lumb is struggling to follow Moeen's lead, playing and missing at Rampaul again. Then he is lucky not to be run out as Kirk Edwards misses the timbers from short fine leg.

    Rampaul is getting the ball to wobble and Moeen is also beaten outside off stump.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Holder there was struggling to keep right line and length. Lovely shots from Moeen - he should be perfectly tuned to the big event on hopefully what is the start of a long and fruitful international career."

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    Dennis Edwards: If Moeen Ali is now considered an all rounder, why is he opening the batting when you have specialist openers in the team?

    Cameron P: How can Carberry be considered too old at 33 but the older Michael Lumb is given his debut at 34?

  112. 5 overs: 
    Eng 25-0

    Moeen's lean, wiry body means his game is more about timing than power. He's finding his groove now, clipping Holder for two fours, one down the ground and the other through midwicket.

  113. 4 overs: 
    Eng 12-0

    Moeen is the first to throw the bat in anger, and he picks up four from an uppish drive through the covers.

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    Stuart Broad and Chris Jordan

    Robert Gilbert: Why did Stokes not even bowl one over when Bresnan and Jordan were getting smashed around the park, eh Mr Broad?!

  115. 3 overs: 
    Eng 8-0

    One for Moeen, two to Lumb wide of mid-off. Stuart Broad has talked about his batters being aggressive in the powerplay. It will be interesting to see when one of these two heeds their captain's call.

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    Andy in Basingstoke: When was the last time two debutants opened together?

  117. 2 overs: 
    Eng 4-0

    From the tall, lean, Jason Holder to the short and stumpy Ravi Rampaul. He's a canny operator, though, Rampaul, and has 102 one-day wickets to his name. Lumb nudges a single to give Moeen Ali the strike and the Worcestershire man gets off the mark with a clip to third man. Lumb then plays and misses at Rampaul.

    Who is Jason Holder?

    Born in Barbados, the tall 22-year-old Jason Holder has played in 10 previous ODIs (taking 25 wickets at 25.96) and one Twenty20 international since his debut just over a year ago. He also played for Chennai Super Kings in the 2013 Indian Premier League, and featured for Otago in the final of New Zealand's domestic Twenty20 competition last month. He's never played against England, but took 3-34 against Ireland in an ODI last week.

  119. 1 overs: 
    Eng 2-0

    Lumb gets his innings - and his one-day career - underway with a nice couple of runs through the covers from the last ball of the first over.

  120. 0.3 overs: 

    The ball is much too high. Way over the stumps. And the Windies lose their review.

  121. 0.3 overs: 

    We've waited some time for the Windies to produce another fast bowling giant but this fella looks the part. At 6 ft 7 in, 22-year-old Jason Holder is being talked up as the next big thing.

    Hang on, Holder thinks he's got Lumb third ball. It nipped back and hit the pads, but looks high...

  122. 17:48: 
    Who is Michael Lumb?

    Michael Lumb has played 20 Twenty20 internationals for England but is making his one-day debut at the age of 34. Born in South Africa, Michael is the son of Yorkshire opener Richard Lumb, and after playing for Transvaal at junior level he returned to his roots to play for Yorkshire in 2000. He has also played for Hampshire, Nottinghamshire and a host of Twenty20 franchises. Last season, he scored more than 1,000 first-class runs and helped Notts win the YB40, before enjoying prolific season for Sydney Sixers.

  123. 17:48: 
    Who is Moeen Ali?

    Moeen Ali, 26, announced his talent by scoring a century for England under-19s against Sri Lanka in a Test in 2005. He left Warwickshire for Worcestershire in 2007 and was handed the unenviable tasks of filling Graeme Hick's boots. His breakthrough season was 2010, when he scored 1,270 runs at an average of 47.03, and although he didn't back that up in 2011 or 2012, he gradually developed his off-spin as a second string. Last season, he scored more than 2,000 runs in all formats, and took 15 List A wickets at an average of 25.

  124. 17:47: 

    Thanks Mark. I'm still trying to work out what happened after I handed over the commentary at 73-4 off 25 overs. An innings of two halves. So, how will England's new-look batting line-up fare? Here come openers Michael Lumb and Moeen Ali.

  125. 17:42: 

    We're nearly ready to resume in Antigua - Sam Sheringham will be the man to talk you through the first part of England's reply.


    The Independent's Stephen Brenkley on TMS: "There are cynics who may think that this hasn't worked out too badly for Kevin Pietersen. He can now play as much Indian Premier League as he wants, and the Big Bash, and yet can portray himself as the victim here. This decision has been reached by the ECB for many reasons, they have not taken it lightly."

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "People talk about Sir Alex Ferguson being the best man-manager in English football, but when anyone got on the bad side of him, he got rid of them - like David Beckham, Jaap Stam or Roy Keane."

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "John's probably hit the nail on the head. I've not heard of specific instances that took place on the last three weeks of the tour, when I wasn't there, but little things are getting back to me. I was all for never having him back in the team after the Strauss affair [in 2012] but Cook and Prior talked me round. Kevin is a world-class player but he does upset people wherever he goes."

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    The Sun's John Etheridge on TMS: "If Alastair Cook had wanted Kevin Pietersen to stay, he would have stayed, as Cook was the main person who wanted him reintegrated in 2012. He felt betrayed by the end of the Ashes tour, and when it comes to a popularity contest between Cook and Pietersen within the squad, Cook was always going to win that. By the end, they just had enough of him."


    The Independent's Stephen Brenkley on TMS: "I don't think anyone should underestimate how traumatic this time has been for English cricket. Three players who signed central contracts for a year are, for one reason for another, unavailable, while they've also lost the coach. Flower has probably made the right decision as he realised the roles had to be combined. I think the relentless schedule has had an effect on the team."

  131. 17:16:  
    BBC Test Match Special

    It's time for the journalists' panel (with special guest Graeme Swann) on TMS - the Independent's Stephen Brenkley beginning by pointing out that another Antiguan cricketing knight (of sorts), Allen Stanford, had his knighthood revoked.

    Keep listening - we'll be back in a little while.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was magnificent innings from Bravo. You have to take your hat off to him. The Windies were awful at the start but they didn't panic. Simmons and Bravo [helped rebuild the innings] and then Sammy came in and played a little blinder - 61 off 36 balls. England will be looking at 270 on a ground where the average is 245. Someone will have to get a big 100 or anchor the innings like Bravo did. It would be great to see Lumb and Ali open up the innings - both prolific in domestic cricket. Looking back at the bowling performance, Tredwell bowled with intelligence and slowly. His figures look sublime, while the rest of the guys' [figures] look a bit dented following the onslaught from Bravo and Sammy."

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  133. 17:11: 
    Knighthoods all round!

    While England recover from that onslaught - 116 from the last 10 overs - Antiguan cricket legends Richie Richardson, Curtly Ambrose and Andy Roberts are to be knighted during the break between innings.

    It takes the number of West Indian cricketing knights to 11, alongside fellow Antiguan Viv Richards, as well as the three W's (Frank Worrell, Clyde Walcott and Everton Weekes), Garry Sobers, Conrad Hunte, the Reverend Wes Hall (as he is now) and Learie Constantine, who was knighted in 1962 and elevated to the peerage in 1969.

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    Phil Eaves: New captain, new team, yet still we fail to kill off a team we have on the ropes early.

    Mike Wren-Kirkham: Seriously have to question why Root is bowling the 47th over when you have Broad, Jordan and Stokes available?

  135. 50 overs: 
    WICKET- Sammy c Broad b Bresnan 6 (WI 269-6)

    Sammy crashes another four through the covers, then drills another two which Wright stops just inside the rope. Last ball coming up... the field is shuffled, Sammy waits like a baseball player, the field is changed again, and Sammy tries another big swoosh but is caught by Broad at extra cover off the last ball of the innings. He made 61 from 36 balls (more than justifying his promotion ahead of Ramdin), Bravo finishes unbeaten on 87 from 91. Bresnan finishes with 3-68 from his 10 overs.

  136. 49.3 overs: 
    SAMMY 50- WI 263-5

    Tim Bresnan to bowl the last over - so no sign of Cap'n Broad, who's been a bit of a reluctant bowler in his first ODI as skipper, only sending down six overs. Two singles, then Sammy brings up his seventh ODI fifty with a six over long-on!

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is world-class batting from Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy - 270 is within reach and you didn't think that 30 minutes ago."

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  138. 49 overs: 
    WI 255-5
    Darren Sammy

    Root's off, and England turn back to Jordan - but it's more of the same from Bravo as he whacks a four through the covers and smears a single to long-on. Sammy tries a hook and uppercuts a four over the keeper's head before a single takes him to 48. Jordan bowls a no-ball which Bravo steps back to pummel through point for four, and now he's got a free hit. The free hit ball is better, Bravo can only hit it back to the bowler, but he steps back and helps the last ball over third man for four - uppercutting with the full face of the bat. Who'd be a bowler?

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The Windies will think 250 is a minimum. These two at the crease have gradually rebuilt the innings and the team are in a good position now."

  140. 48 overs: 
    WI 234-5 (DJ Bravo 71*, Sammy 45*)

    The Windies fans are dancing with delight as Bravo slashes Bresnan for four over short third man. A single takes him to 70. Sammy forces a two down to fine leg and a three through the covers, and Bravo nicks the strike with a single. Can anyone remember back when West Indies were 45-4?

    And an early reminder to keep listening to TMS at the interval between innings - Graeme Swann and two cricket journalists (John Etheridge of the Sun and Stephen Brenkley of the Independent) will be discussing the fall-out from England's traumatic last few weeks - the Ashes, Flower, KP and everything in between.

  141. 47 overs: 
    WI 223-5

    The recovered Sammy bludgeons another four off the last ball of Root's over, which cost 23. His figures have gone from 8-2-24-1 to 9-2-47-1.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "In the previous over I said Joe Root was my pick of the day. Joe, I hold my hands up - sorry pal."

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  143. 46.5 overs: 
    WI 219-5 (DJ Bravo 65*, Sammy 34*)

    Bravo goes for another big slog-sweep against Root, that's four through square leg and it's also the fifty stand. A single brings Sammy on strike, he launches an enormous straight six into the stand behind the bowler's arm. Next ball is pulled over cow corner, that's another six onto the grassy bank. Sammy guides a two wide of mid-on - that's 35 off the last 11 balls. And having dived for the crease, Sammy needs a quick visit from the physio.

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    Ethan: Is there any reason Ben Stokes hasn't been bowling? Or Ravi?

  145. 46 overs: 
    CLOSE!- WI 200-5

    Jordan is off after that wild and woolly last over, Bresnan's back into the attack but Sammy and Bravo keep picking up the ones and twos - Bravo skies one into the air but it falls just short of Luke Wright coming in from the boundary. Bresnan is then penalised with a wide as Bravo moves outside his off stump and Big Tim, in following him, flings one down which almost fails to hit the cut strip. A big hook from Bravo lands just inside the square-leg boundary for a first-bounce four. And as Bravo steps across to the off side again, Bresnan is called for another wide, despite it having just gone over the bat. Cap'n Broad has a quiet word with umpire Erasmus, but the wide stands. Bravo guides a single to long-on, and Sammy whacks a four off the last ball to bring up the 200 for West Indies.

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    Luke in London: A Colombian student of mine, Diego, once travelled from London to Somerset to turn out for my team, The Strollers. Technically, he wasn't the best but he did manage to club a couple of boundaries baseball style opening the batting. He top scored with nine and we got thrashed. Still claims it was his favourite day of his one-year stay in England and cricket is the best game ever. He bowled an over of no balls which luckily the umpire turned a blind eye to.

    Keep your tales of 'randoms' making up the numbers in cricket teams coming in.

  147. 45 overs: 
    BRAVO 50- WI 184-5
    Dwayne Bravo

    After a single from Sammy, Bravo finally has the strike for the first time in a few overs, and reaches his 10th ODI fifty with a careful two. Two more singles are added as Root is rapidly through his overs - he has excellent figures of 8-2-24-1, while have now-retired off-spinner Graeme Swann purring on TMS.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Jordan has bowled well, but he's been expensive. That field set by Broad in the last over didn't suit him."

  149. 44 overs: 
    WI 179-5 (DJ Bravo 48*, Sammy 13*)

    Broad rotates his seamers, taking himself off and turning back to Jordan, Sammy is pinned back on the back foot as he ducks a bouncer, but it's signalled as Jordan's one bouncer for the over. There are four men on the legside boundary, with a ring of five on the off side saving one. Sammy then casually flicks a back-of-a-length ball over cow corner for six - England have to be careful here as Sammy is a capable hitter. Then, in trying to bowl as-wide-as-he-can-get-away-with on the off side, Jordan sends down no fewer than three successive wides... a Sammy single rounds off an eclectic over which has cost 10. Bravo, in case you were wondering, is still stuck on 48 as he's not had the strike for a couple of overs.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "The coach's job is Ashley Giles' to lose. Paul Downton [ECB managing director] and [chairman] Giles Clarke are here to see how he performs. If England put together good results here and early on in Bangladesh then he is in a good position."

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  151. 43 overs: 
    WI 169-5

    Root in for his seventh over, bowling round the wicket to the two right-handers and slinging it down rather round-arm. But it seems to do the trick as Sammy can't get five dot balls away, and only just ends the prospect of a maiden over by forcing a single to leg off the last delivery. Root has 1-19 from seven overs.

  152. 42 overs: 
    WI 168-5 (DJ Bravo 48*, Sammy 5*)

    As Simon Mann and Derek Pringle on TMS discuss England's varied bowling options - we've not seen Bopara, Stokes or Wright, who all bowl a varied mix of right-arm seam - Cap'n Broad has changed ends, Bravo guides a single through the covers, and Sammy is off the mark punching a four wide of long-on, before adding a single.

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    Andy from Swansea: I remember going to Bournemouth in the late 70s to watch Hants v Somerset. Gordon Greenidge is batting for Hants… Somerset for some reason need an extra sub fielder so who should come on but Tim Tremlett of Hants (father of Chris). Ten minutes later GG, in full flow, skies to the square leg boundary. TT runs across, dives full length and takes a magnificent catch. A sheepish Tim is mobbed by the Somerset fielders. GG looked highly aghast. Unbelievable.

    Not only was Tim Tremlett born in Somerset, his father Maurice captained them in the 1950s. Greenidge must have forgiven Tim as they went on to open the batting together for Hants in the early 1980s.

  154. 41 overs: 
    OUCH!- WI 158-5

    Well, if you were hoping to see a full 10 overs from Stuart Broad today, you're going to be disappointed as he's off and Joe Root - who took the new ball with his part-time off-spin - returns to the attack. Standing outside leg stump, ODI captain Bravo sweeps the Yorkshire youngster for two, Having second thoughts about a quick single off his next delivery, he's hit on the forearm as the throw comes into the stumps. Bravo moves to 42 with another two, before clipping a single off the last ball to deny Test & T20 captain Sammy the strike.

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    David in Mexico City: A few weeks ago in the Mexican second division we (Los Remedios) were a couple short, fielded first and got hit around. Chasing 170-odd in 20 overs we got off to a shocking start 10-4. We had to play one of the drivers, a Mexican guy who had never picked up a bat, he hit 22 in his first five balls, spanking two straight sixes. Showed the rest of us up a bit, but thanks Luis for getting us to some respectability!

  156. 40 overs: 
    WI 153-5

    A change in the batting line-up as Darren Sammy is in ahead of Denesh Ramdin. Sammy, you might remember, remains the Test and Twenty20 captain but is not the skipper in medium-sized cricket where Dwayne Bravo leads the side.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was an excellent innings from Simmons. It was clever bowling from Bresnan, using the strong breeze. He bowled short into the pitch and put in a big off-break. It was a simple catch for Moeen Ali."

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  158. 39.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Simmons c Moeen b Bresnan 65 (WI 153-5)

    Bresnan returns in place of Jordan, but after plundering some ones and twos, it's all over for Simmons as he lobs one up over the covers and the tumbling Moeen takes the catch.

  159. 39 overs: 
    WI 148-4 (Simmons 62*, DJ Bravo 36*)

    Captain Stuart Broad ends the experiment of bowling Moeen in the powerplay and somewhat belatedly recalls himself to the attack - I say belatedly, as he's going to have to bowl his last six overs straight through if he's to complete his full 10. But Simmons is moving up through the gears, hoisting another four over point and moving to 62 with a single. Bravo pulls a single wide of mid-on, this stand is now worth 103.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's been a good recovery for the West Indies. Simmons is one of the most consistent batsmen for them of late. England are in the batting powerplay - the secret is trying to bowl to your field, which is easier said than done."

  161. 38 overs: 
    WI 142-4

    Jordan starts the over with two legside wides, he's bowled four of the five England have sent down today. In trying to compensate, he fires one too wide off off stump and Simmons slaps it for four through backward point. A single gives Bravo the chance to slash only his second boundary through the same area, before tapping a single to Root at long-on. Simmons moves to 57 with a single, and from a position of weakness, West Indies could be gearing up for a big assault in the last 10 overs if they can keep this pair together.

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    Allan in Lewes: Worcester Cathedral Choir annual cricket match in 1993: The organist was umpire at one end but retired early for a G&T and was replaced by my dad. First ball of my spell, I was smacked for six back over my head by my clarinet teacher. Second delivery, my dad upheld an lbw decision for a ball that at best was hitting a third set of stumps on the off-side... Nice one, dad.

  163. 37 overs: 
    SIMMONS 50- WI 129-4
    Lendyl Simmons

    It's a baptism of fire for Moeen Ali - part-time off-spinner or not, you're bowling in the powerplay, Moeen. Simmons helps himself to a four through the covers while a two down to long leg brings up his 14th ODI fifty. A few singles mean it's 10 from the over. What would be a good score from here, I wonder?

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I remember going on as a 12th man for England at Wellington, before my Test debut. It was always about making a good statement. I went on for this over, and the ball trickled to me at mid-off. I ran in and hurled it at the wicketkeeper who was Tim Ambrose, who is only about 5ft 1in. It flew over his head and went for four overthrows."

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  165. 15:56: 

    We have a drinks break, while Graeme Swann on TMS recalls a nightmare moment as a substitute fielder in his early England days...

    Kevin Howells, BBC Test Match Special

    "If it had been me out there, I'd have been more wary of upsetting Ryan Sidebottom than I would of Graeme Swann. Those stares..."

  167. 36 overs: 
    POWERPLAY- WI 119-4 (Simmons 43*, DJ Bravo 28*)

    Having waited as long as they can, West Indies are forced to take the batting powerplay - and after one over of Bresnan, Chris Jordan is back into the attack with only three fielders outside the circle. Bravo helps himself to a couple of twos - the latter of which turns into a three after Broad and Tredwell contrive to gift them an extra run as Broad dives to retrieve the ball and scoops it just out of Tredwell's reach. Graeme Swann on TMS explains how much he'd be chuntering about that as a bowler... Simmons guides a two to long leg to move to 43 from 78 balls.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "We [Northants] played at Old Trafford once and had this physio guy called Wayne. He came on to field and immediately got stuck into [Lancashire's] John Crawley, sledging him. It actually worked. Crawley soon nicked one and trudged off, with only 270 to his name. Wayne was a truly appalling fielder though."

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  169. 35 overs: 
    WI 112-4

    There's a batting powerplay around the corner here, but for now Moeen wheels away for his fifth over, Bravo and Simmons add a couple of singles apiece, and the Worcestershire debutant has 1-15 from five overs.

    Kevin Howells, BBC Test Match Special

    "I recall at Essex when former England captain Graham Gooch made appearances as a replacement fielder. He was in his early 50s."

    Any more tales of coaches, friends and family members who have stepped in to make up the numbers in a cricket team?

  171. 34 overs: 
    WI 108-4 (Simmons 39*, DJ Bravo 21*)

    Jordan takes a rest after a slightly ragged couple of overs, and Tim Bresnan returns, but Simmons does well to guide Big Tim for a four off his legs. West Indies are trying to get into, well, at least third gear here - the fifth-wicket pair adding some ones and twos, while Bresnan strays with a wide, but Ben Stokes makes a good stop at backward point to round off the over.

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    Nick West: I used to work for Shell and once arranged a match (our department versus an external supplier) using our lovely ground at the Lensbury Club at Teddington.

    There were only 13 of us in the whole department so everyone had to contribute! Once we had a Japanese on an exchange who couldn't manage to legally bowl but did score a nice 20-something via the technique of adopting a baseball stance, bending his legs as necessary and clubbing everything that came at him to the boundary! Finally somebody figured out that yorking him would be effective and that was his cricket career over. He loved the whole "English" tradition thing.

    Do you recall any other 'randoms' making up the numbers in a cricket team?

  173. 33 overs: 
    WI 100-4

    The pitchside pool is in use at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium - must be a great way to cool off in the Caribbean sunshine. Simmons and Bravo plunder three singles from Moeen's over, to belatedly bring up three figures for the Windies. Moeen has 1-11 from four overs.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's getting towards the 100 mark and 32 overs have gone. The West Indies won't be happy with the score they see - they'll now be looking at trying to make a total."

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    Bakewell CC: Nice to see England potentially building for the future and the young players getting off to a great start.

  176. 32 overs: 
    WI 97-4 (Simmons 32*, DJ Bravo 18*)
    Darren Bravo

    Jordan in for his fifth over, Bravo helps himself to a single, Simmons tries a similar flick through mid-wicket and they scamper a leg bye as Buttler retrieves the ball from the short fine leg area. Bravo threads a two through the covers.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Tredwell had a tremendous spell. Joe Root and Moeen Ali should be looking at the pace that Tredwell bowled at because obviously he had the right speed. He took the pace off the ball and it made his deliveries difficult to score from."

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  178. 31 overs: 
    WI 93-4

    With Tredwell bowled out, England turn back to debutant Moeen Ali's off-spin. (He's wearing ODI shirt number 57, for those of you who note such ephemera - perhaps a sign that his bowling has plenty of varieties). Simmons helps himself to a two and a four with a couple of flashing cut shots, then misses with a sweep shot but keeper Jos Buttler can't take it cleanly.

    Sir Viv Richards, Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Tredwell hit his mark early, looked to have struck a little length and picked up an early wicket. He came in from the Pavilion End which gave him that advantage with the breeze coming cross the ground."

  180. 30 overs: 
    WI 87-4 (Simmons 26*, DJ Bravo 15*)

    Jordan fires the first wide of the innings down the leg side, their line and length has been very good today - as evidenced by the number of maidens we've seen. Bravo is going to have to get going at some point, and he thrashes a four towards the grassy banks at extra cover - his first boundary from his 37th ball, and West Indies' first for 13 overs. Another wide - marginal - extends the over, while Bravo moves to 15 whipping a single off his legs. Simmons tries an ugly force through the off side, gets an inside edge and nearly chops on, sheepishly scampering a single.

    And even if they double the score after 30 overs... West Indies are going to be short here.

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    Paul in Cardiff: My dad came to watch my school team play against the teaching staff. The staff team were one short so he played for them in a suit, tie and shoes. He bowled one over, taking the prized wicket of the great-great grandson of WG Grace, lbw.

  182. 29 overs: 
    WI 79-4

    Tredwell to complete his spell, having bowled his 10 overs off the reel. Simmons and Bravo look happy to see him off, adding a couple of singles but defending the Kent off-spinner's final delivery with measured patience. He finishes with 1-23 from 10 overs - well bowled, Tredders.

  183. 28 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- WI 77-4

    Jordan hits Bravo on the pad, there's an appeal as Jordan's shirt ripples in the breeze but umpire Erasmus is unmoved. Bravo chips one just out of the leaping bowler's reach and down to mid-off, it's another maiden over - the eighth of the innings. Meanwhile, Sir Viv is across all media, summarising on TMS while being shown on the TV pictures at the stadium which bears his name.

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    Kevin Lee: Seeing Chris Jordan bowling got me thinking. Surely Sir Viv spent enough time in Somerset to qualify for England... there's a vacancy for a free-scoring upper order batsman...

  185. 27 overs: 
    WI 77-4 (Simmons 24, DJ Bravo 9*)

    James Tredwell may not have gone to school with Rihanna but he's quickly through his penultimate over with only two singles from it. Nice work.

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    David Flatley: I played a season in Oz a few years back and the club I played for had Merv Hughes's brother as player-coach. A player went off injured one game so Merv Hughes's dad came on as a sub fielder. He was in his 80' at the time! Stuck him at mid-off. He got a medal at the end of the season for it!

  187. 26 overs: 
    OUCH!- WI 75-4

    Thanks, Sam. Good to see a "proper" game on this ground - as Sam mentioned earlier, I was in the stands for the infamous 10-ball Test there back in 2009.

    Five years on, Dwayne Bravo tries to flick Jordan down the leg side, the ball misses his bat and also misses his thigh pad, striking him a glancing blow on his leg and the skipper winces as he limps through for a leg bye. Simmons also manages a leg bye - no runs off the bat means it's a maiden over for Barbados-born Jordan who, Tony Cozier informs TMS listeners, went to school with singer Rihanna.

  188. 25 overs: 
    WI 73-4

    Simmons tries to get things moving against Tredders, driving through the covers for two, then nudging a little single.

    Half-time sub here. I'm taking a breather. Mark Mitchener is taking over the keyboard for a bit. Treat him well.

    Sir Viv Richards, Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "England are doing well in the field at this stage. It looks like captain Stuart Broad is telling his bowlers not to give the West Indies any room."

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    Niall O'Donnell: American girlfriend made up numbers when we played in Greece - stopped ball with her shins - still married me but carries the scar.

    Do you have stories of boyfriends, girlfriends, mothers, fathers, friends, strangers helping out with the numbers in a cricket team?

  191. 24 overs: 
    WI 69-4

    It has taken 23 overs, but finally Barbados-born Chris Jordan gets the chance to bowl against the team he could have played for. And his first ball is promptly cut away by Simmons for three. Jordan recovers his poise and there's still little sign of the Windies' innings gathering any momentum.

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    BBC Radio's Henry Moeran on Twitter: The Stanford Cricket Ground in Antigua - not looking like it'll be in active service any time soon...

  193. 23 overs: 
    WI 64-4

    Just two more runs off Tredwell's over. I've just seen the ECB chairman Giles Clarke in the stands. Brings back memories of the infamous Stanford million-dollar match, which also took place in Antigua on a ground named after the disgraced businessman.

  194. 22 overs: 
    WI 62-4

    I'm loving these stories of part-time players. Cricket must be one of the only sports where you can effectively be part of a team but end up do almost nothing. Except when that inevitable catching chance comes your way of course...

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    Alex Jones: In a Sunday League match a few years ago we asked a spectator who had brought a picnic if he would like to fill in on the field as we were one man short. A few balls in, the ball was skied in the air to the replacement fielder who was eating a packet of pork scratchings from his picnic. The inevitable choice being to drop the ball or drop the pork scratchings. The batsmen later went on to score a half century...

  196. 21 overs: 
    WI 60-4

    Three singles off Tredwell as we approach the halfway point of the innings. If the Windies continue at their current rate of 2.86 then will score 143, four an over from here will get them 176, six per over 234.

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    Edward Dixon: I played for the Barmy Army once and due to a shortage of players, one of the girls from the office was called up. Rather surprisingly, she managed a hat-trick off her one over, which included former England rugby legend Brian Moore.

  198. 20 overs: 
    WI 57-4

    Still no sign of a Windies counter. To be honest, they are probably just looking to bat out the 50 overs at this stage. Bresnan continues to charge in and is knocked through midwicket for two by Simmons.

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm not sure that the team England line-up released to us will be the order they will bat in. Ben Stokes has dropped down, but I had identified him at three in ODIs."

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    MJ Brown: I once had a German exchange student visiting and we were one short for an evening fixture. We stood him at long on and he stopped a couple of boundaries; at the end of the game he didn't have a clue what had just passed him by.

    Do you have any more tales of randoms, aunts, foreign exchange students making up the numbers in a cricket team?

  201. 19 overs: 
    WI 52-4

    After the drinks break, Tredwell's busy and effective spell continues, with Simmons and Bravo scrambling a couple of singles.

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    Josh Hardy: Oh it's nice to see England doing well in the cricket. Let's pretend the knock about in Australia didn't count.

  203. 18 overs: 
    WI 49-4

    Captain Dwayne replaces his half-brother in the middle., and promptly treats the returning Bresnan with extreme caution. It's the sixth maiden of the innings.

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    Joe from Guildford: I remember dragging my mate, Andy, out on a 'Casuals' tour to Leeds back in '89. He'd never lifted a bat or ball in his life. First game in we were struggling at 18-5 and needed a cool head to steady the ship. Andy walked out, grey chinos, yellow polo top and pad straps flapping in the wind. I was umpiring at the time and, after what seemed an eternity at the time, Andy took guard, legs trembling as the 'quicky' ran in. Andy didn't see the ball leave the bowler's hand or pitch but certainly felt it hit his box. The bowler appealed for lbw which I thought was funny at the time, only overshadowed by Andy nodding, putting his bat under his arm and walking off...

  205. 17 overs: 
    WI 49-4

    Well, this is all going swimmingly for England. Ashes tour? What Ashes tour. Simmons tries to start the fightback by rocking back and cutting a short one from Tredwell for four.

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    Chris Young (on Moeen Ali): Great to see someone from New Road gracing the international stage again #thebeardthatisfeared

    Derek Pringle, Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a strange thing when you put the opposition in and then take all the wickets with spinners. This is the knowledge Broad managed to glean from playing here the other day."

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  208. 15.4 overs: 
    WICKET- DM Bravo lbw b Moeen Ali 2 (WI 45-4)
    Jos Buttler appeals for lbw against Darren Bravo

    Third umpire Rod Tucker (with a little help from the technology) confirms the ball was hitting leg stump, umpire Marais Erasmus lifts his finger again.

    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Powell), 2-38 (Smith), 3-40 (Edwards), 4-45 (DM Bravo)

  209. 15.4 overs: 

    Now then, is this Moeen Ali's first wicket in international cricket. Bravo is struck on the pads. The umpire raises the finger. Darren Bravo sends for a review...

  210. 15 over: 
    WI 45-3

    You know those 365 beaches that I mentioned in Antigua - you can't see a single one of them from this concrete ground, which was built by Chiense workers for the 2007 World Cup and slapped right in the middle of the island. Another maiden from Tredwell.

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    Graeme Swann

    "While I was in Australia, there was nothing untoward about Kevin Pietersen's behaviour. Something happened after I left, I'm not sure what has gone on. For Kevin and Matt Prior to fire insults at each other other - Matt was one of Kevin's staunchest allies in the changing room. Prior fought for him to be reintegrated into the team."

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    Kieran Martin: One under-13 game we were one short and my family were down to watch. Managed to get my eight-year old sister to come and field. I convinced her to have a bowl and she nearly got a wicket on several occasions! Her figures were still something like 3-1-7-0. Not bad...

    Do you have any more tales of coaches, strangers, members of your family etc making up the numbers in a cricket team?

  213. 14 overs: 
    WI 43-3

    Worcestershire's off-spinner Moeen Ali is given the ball on his debut to continue the trial by spin. And he gets a pat on the back after a tidy set of six, yielding just the two runs.

  214. 13 overs: 
    WI 41-3

    Tredwell had this ball on a string. He fizzes one past Simmons's bat then turns one the other way into his pads.

  215. 12.3 overs: 
    WI 41-3

    Long delay at the moment, while Joe Root puts some pads on to field up close to Tredwell.

  216. 12 overs: 
    WI 41-3

    Lendl Simmons is the new man - the nephew of former Windies opener and current Ireland coach Phil. He has a one-day average of 31 from 55 matches at a strike rate of 71. Looks like he'll be playing the Shiv Chanderpaul role - or so his captain will hope.

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    Adam Thomas: I remember an opposition not having enough players for a game. They made a team from people found in a local fried chicken shop.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Edwards went for a lavish drive, he got a tickle off his bat and now he's gone. England will be over the moon. It's an awful start for the Windies."

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  219. 11.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Edwards b Bresnan 10 (WI 40-3)
    Kirk Edwards is bowled

    It's another one! Full and fiery from Bresnan as Edwards misses a very full ball that swings in on the breeze and takes out his off timber.

    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Powell), 2-38 (Smith), 3-40 (Edwards)

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Well caught by Jos Buttler who sprinted out from behind the sticks. Looking at that replay, it's hard to believe it had to be reviewed in the first place. Strange decision from the umpire to give it as 'not out' - the ball deviated six inches off the bat."

  221. 10.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Smith c Buttler b Tredwell 24 (WI 38-2)

    The review system does its job and shows up a clear inside edge from Smith's bat onto his pad before Buttler dived across to his left to take a low catch.

    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Powell), 2-38 (Smith)

  222. 10.4 overs: 
    Joe Root and James Tredwell appeal

    James Tredwell is into the attack - and England think he's got Smith via a bat-pad catch. Umpire says no. This time Broad does not hesitate to review.

  223. 14:09: 
    Under-19 World Cup

    If you think England never beat Australia, then think again - the Under-19 side finished their World Cup campaign by narrowly beating the Aussies in the third place play-off match today. Australia made 246-7 but England reached their target with two balls to spare and the last pair together. Northants' Ben Duckett made a century. Pakistan meet South Africa in the final tomorrow.

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    Drew Campbell: Regarding coaches turning out for the team - was at a Lancs v Worcs game at Old Trafford in 1999 when Worcestershire were forced to field their coach Bill Athey to make up the numbers. Scored the winning runs too I think!

  225. 10 overs: 
    WI 36-1

    The wind really is whipping across the outfield in Antigua - the flags doing well to cling on to their poles. Tim Bresnan raps Edwards on the pads and absolutely screams his lbw appeal, contorting his body and throwing his arms in the air to try to sway the umpire. England consider a review when the appeal is turned down, but think better of it, leaving Bres to lumber sheepishly back to his mark.

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    Chris Cooke: Brian Lara was dropped by Warwickshire teammate Michael Burns on his way to 501 - Durham didn't have enough substitute fielders.

  227. 9 overs: 

    Edwards crashes Root straight back at the bowler, who gets both hands to the ball but can't cling on to a fiercely difficult chance. Four runs are added to the Windies total.

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    Steven Street: My first match in a senior adult team, short of numbers my father was asked to fill in, Stood in the covers. My first over, first ball dot, second ball, in the air! Dropped by that man at cover. Never forgave him even though the batsman hit it so hard it broke his finger.

    Anyone got any tales of coaches, family members or anyone else having to fill in to make up the numbers in their cricket team?

  229. 8 overs: 
    WI 28-1

    Dwayne Smith eases the pressure on the hosts by pulling Broad for four - the first runs in 21 balls - then finding the boundary again from a thick outside edge that flies through the vacant gully area.

  230. 7 overs: 
    WI 19-1

    Kirk Edwards is the new man but he cannot get Root off the square either and the Windies are going nowhere at the moment.

    Sir Viv Richards, Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I saw him [Jordan] in 50-over matches in Australia and saw him make marvellous catches. You don't usually see quick bowlers who are that agile."

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  232. 6.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Powell c Jordan b Root 5 (WI 19-1)
    Joe Root

    Stunning catch from Chris Jordan! Root tosses one up, Powell drives and Jordan dives to his right at short extra cover to cling on to a brilliant low one-handed chance.

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    Jack Norman, via TMS inbox: Is it my miscounting, or are England playing five full time and four part time bowlers?

  234. 6 overs: 
    WI 19-0

    Broad bends his back to extract a smidgeon of bounce from this slugglish pitch and rap Smith on the thigh. Then a lower ball shoots through and brings an appeal for lbw. It is turned down by the umpire, but there's no run so it's a second successive maiden.

  235. 5 overs: 
    WI 19-0

    A maiden from Rooty Toot. After getting hit for six in the last over, opening the bowling with the Yorkshireman is looking an inspired decision.

    We're hearing that Collingwood had to borrow a nameless shirt from a fan, because under ICC regs someone outside the squad is not allowed to wear one with someone else's name on it.

    Anyone got any tales of coaches, dads, uncles, vagrants or anyone else having to fill in to make up the numbers in their cricket team?

  236. 4 overs: 
    WI 19-0

    Broad is the 31st man to captain England in ODIs. And his second over is a much straighter and tighter affair, keeping Smith to a couple of runs.

    Sir Viv Richards, Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "We've seen Joe Root. When you have spinners bowling early and the field isn't defensive, it's a great opportunity for batsman. This is a great chance for Dwayne Smith with Chris Gayle out."

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  238. 3 overs: 
    WI 17-0

    Chance of a run out? No, Bresnan fails to pick it up. Smith certainly picks up the next ball from Root! He lashes it over the top for six of the very best.

  239. 13:40: 
    Groundsmen work on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in 2009

    This game has now lasted longer than England's last competitive game at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, the notorious 10-ball Test on Friday 13th (yes, really) 2009 when the match was abandoned because of an unfit outfield. My BBC Sport colleague Mark Mitchener was one of the stunned fans in the stands that day...

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    Paul Cooke: New era for England starting today. No big-time charlies, just young, hard-working, exciting team-players. C'mon England.

    Paul Farwell: Got to start rebuilding for the future so the sooner these new players bed in the better.

    Marion Fowler: Just go for it, nothing to lose. I'll be with you all the way.

  241. 2 overs: 
    WI 10-0

    Captain Stuart Broad selects himself to open the bowling with Root. He strays to leg and gets cracked for a couple by Powell. A fuller ball on off stump is latched on by Smith and leathered through the off side for the first boundary of the day.

    Sir Viv Richards, Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think this is a very important series for the West Indies. I guess this match against England - I wonder if I may say, following their tour in Australia - is a great opportunity for the Windies to see where they are at."

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  243. 1 over: 
    WI 2-0

    Lots of breeze for Root's off-spin. A single apiece for Smith and Powell in a gentle first over.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I always enjoyed playing in the West Indies. They blow hot and cold. The new guys will enjoy the experience of playing them in the West Indies. It's one of the great experiences as a cricketer."

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    Marc Webb: Glad England haven't selected Jade Dernbach, he's had plenty of opportunity! Good balance in side but batting might be fragile.

    Jamie O'Neill: Not enough firepower with bat or ball with that side. Going to be a long day against this strong WI one-day side.

  246. 13:31: 
    England walk out to field

    What kind of a Windies side can we expect then? Well, they have been weakened by the absence of big-hitters Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard and have slipped to eighth in the ODI rankings. Their openers for today will be Dwayne Smith And Kieran Powell, with Joe Root opening the bowling for England. Yes, that's not a mistake. Joe Root will open the bowling.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is an experience I'm looking forward too. I wondered on the way to the ground what it would be like watching the guys warming up. I didn't miss it at all. Every time I turned up for England I dreaded the first half hour. When it comes to watching the match, hopefully I won't feel too bad."

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  248. 13:23: 

    Moeen Ali and Michael Lumb are not the only ones making their debuts today. It's a warm welcome to the Test Match Special commentary box for former England spinner Graeme Swann. You can listen to Swann on TMS via BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW or the link on this page, and we'll scribble up the best of his banter in our live text.

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    Discarded England batsman Kevin Pietersen on Twitter, congratulating Ravi Bopara: Huge congrats to my buddy, The Baby Elephant on his 100th ODI cap for ENG today... go well buddy!

  250. 13:21: 

    Ravi Bopara, making his 100th ODI appearance, joins this roll of honour of England players with a century of ODI caps:

    Paul Collingwood (197), James Anderson (174), Alec Stewart (170), Darren Gough (158), Ian Bell (140), Andrew Flintoff (138), Kevin Pietersen (134), Andrew Strauss (127), Graham Gooch (125), Marcus Trescothick (123), Allan Lamb (122), Graeme Hick (120), Ian Botham (116), David Gower (114), Stuart Broad (106th today), Phil DeFreitas (103), Nick Knight (100).

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    Ali Welch: England's batting lineup looks decent, but without a senior pro (a Bell, Trott, or even a Morgan) it could be brittle.

  252. 13:20: 
    Colly's call-up

    Continuing the theme of new beginnings, it is also the first match since Paul Collingwood took over as England assistant coach for this tour. And we've just learnt that England's injury crisis means we could even be seeing Colly's cat-like skills in action out on the field. A few minutes ago, the England & Wales Cricket Board said on Twitter: "Incredible story as England fan lends his shirt to Paul Collingwood who has been named as a fielding sub due to injuries. Has to wear blank shirt!"

    What that says about the fielding skills of Jade Dernbach, Stephen Parry and Harry Gurney I don't know.

  253. 13:15: 

    West Indies: DR Smith, KOA Powell, KA Edwards, DM Bravo, LMP Simmons, DJ Bravo (capt), D Ramdin (wk), DJG Sammy, JO Holder, SP Narine, R Rampaul.

    England: MJ Lumb, MM Ali, LJ Wright, JE Root, BA Stokes, JC Buttler (wk), RS Bopara, TT Bresnan, CJ Jordan, SCJ Broad (capt), JC Tredwell.

  254. 13:13: 

    Stuart Broad is captaining England in a one-day international for the first time at the dawn of a new era for English cricket. According to BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew, Broad has a real chance to establish himself as a "viable alternative" to Alastair Cook.

    It's also a huge tour for England coach Ashley Giles, who is the favourite to replace Andy Flower as overall coach. The interviews for Flower's successor will be held in early April, after the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.


    West Indies skipper Dwayne Bravo: "We would have liked to have bowled first too. If we get a good total, we back our bowlers to defend it. We've had a couple of wins against Ireland and we're now looking forward to this series against England."


    England captain Stuart Broad: "The facilities here have been fantastic. We've worked really hard and we're looking to get stuck into the first ODI."

  257. 13:08: 
    England injuries

    Alex Hales has been denied the chance of making his one-day debut by a strained right thigh, while Eoin Morgan is out with a bruised left knee.

  258. 13:06: 
    England win toss and bowl

    Stuart Broad manages to send the coin flipping right across the pitch, but after a quick tip-toed dash it is established that his call is spot on. With a bit of cloud cover and a fair old breeze Broad chooses to bowl first, and Dwayne Bravo says he would have done the same.

  259. 13:00: 

    If England really were hoping to put the Ashes tour to bed, they can think again. The ugly fall-out continues with a fresh public spat between Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior.

    The Sussex wicketkeeper told a Q & A in Dubai that the England dressing room will be a better place without Pietersen.

    Pietersen responded by writing on Twitter: "Fewer Q&A's, more Sussex nets methinks, Matt Prior! #josbuttler."

    Send us your views on that and plenty more besides to #bbccricket on Twitter or text to 81111.

  260. 12:57: 
    Team News

    Some breaking team news from Antigua. Batsmen Moeen Ali and Michael Lumb will make their one-day debuts and Ravi Bopara will win his 100th cap.

  261. 12:54: 

    Yes, indeed, England's cricketers are beginning life after the Ashes apocalypse - and life after Kevin Pietersen for that matter - in Antigua, the island that claims to have 365 beaches - one for each day of the year.

    It's not really a holiday of course, England have the serious business of three-one day internationals and three Twenty20s against the West Indies to attend to, starting with today's one-day series opener at 13:30 GMT. Toss and team news on the way.

  262. 12:50: 

    You have hit rock bottom. An all-time low. You are searching for light at the end of the tunnel, but all you see is darkness. What better way to lift your spirits than a holiday on the sun-kissed islands of the Caribbean?

    Cue calypso music...

Live Scores - West Indies v England


  • West Indies beat England by 15 runs
  • West Indies: 269-6 (50.0 overs)
  • England: 254-6 (50.0 overs)
  • Venue: Antigua

England Innings

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Lumb c Dwayne Bravo b Rampaul 106
Moeen c Narine b Smith 44
Wright c Dwayne Bravo b Sammy 1
Root c Ramdin b Narine 37
Stokes b Narine 5
Buttler c Holder b Dwayne Bravo 12
Bopara not out 23
Bresnan not out 14
Extras 9w 1b 2lb 12
Total for 6 254

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