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100 up for England in the 19th over ...
ROOT GONE: Half-century stand and it has come to an end. Short and wide and Root went for the cut Faint edge to the keeper. Thomas is very lucky here but he won't mind the poor delivery.
England 60 for 3
Powerplay done ... England 42 for 2
TWO DOWN: Roy falls now. Cotrell gets his second and England have just 10 on the board. Full and wide. Chopped back on. Just the start Windies needed after the fighting ton from Hetmyer.
SUPERB START: Cotrell strikes with his second ball in the game. Swinging in and traps Bairstow in front. Windies have the much-needed early wicket.
England 1 for 1
WINDIES - 289 for 6
Shimron Hetmyer's late blitz has lifted Windies to a fighting score. Chris Gayle continued his good form - scoring his 50th half-century in the format - but regular wickets meant Windies never really found the momentum to put the visitors under pressure. Hetmyer ended unbeaten on 104 off 83 as Windies scored 81 in the last ten overs.
Gayle showed a lot more intent - especially after the criticism directed at his after the first game for his slow start - as Windies reached 49 for no loss in the first powerplay. Gayle struck two sixes against Moeen Ali to give the innings some early impetus as John Campbell looked solid from the other end. Campbell's inability to kick on meant he was dismissed for just 23 this time - throwing away another start - but not before the openers scored 61 for the first wicket. Shai Hope and Gayle flourished for a while during their 37-run stand before England got the big break.
Trying to swat Adil Rashid out of the park, Gayle missed a flighted delivery and lost the off pole soon after reaching his half-century. The wicket resulted in a mini wobble as Hope followed him back after an impressive 45-ball 33. At 121 for 3 at the half-way mark, Windies were forced to play out a quiet period to solidify the platform before a late assault. Darren Bravo and Hetmyer threatened to take the game away and were involved in a 76-run stand for the fourth wicket. The steady flow of runs helped Windies transfer the pressure back on England before twin run outs hurt the home side.
Windies were cruising at 197 for 3 in the 38th over and were prime to launch a perfectly timed assault. Hetmyer completed his half-century off 47 deliveries but lost his partner soon after. Bravo played the ball straight to third man and took off for a single. Adil Rashid from short third man got in a direct hit to find Bravo short. Jason Holder too failed to get going as was dismissed for 3. Distracted by an lbw appeal in the 39th over, the Windies captain left his crease trying to find a single. Jason Roy inflicted another direct hit from point to ensure England got on top just at the right time.
Carlos Brathwaite struggled for 21 deliveries before he was bowled by Mark Wood as Hetymer continued to lose partners. To his credit though, Hetmyer continued to play attacking strokes to keep Windies marching. In the 44th over, he collected 18 from Ben Stokes over to take the score past 350. Wood was exceptional in the end and Stokes too managed to keep things in check as Hetmyer threat loomed large in the last five overs. He took the score past 250 as Tom Curran was struck for two boundaries in the 47th. With the boundaries, Hetmyer also scored the highest score by a Windies No. 5 against England - going past Runako Morton's 82 scored at Trent Bridge in 2007.
He eventually got to his century off 82 balls - in the final over - to give the bowlers something to fight with. However, their performance in the last game doesn't inspire much confidence.
ONE BRINGS TWO: Another run out and this time it's the Windies captain. Roy gets a direct hit from point. Holder had come out of his crease and was distracted by the lbw appeal.
Windies 207 for 5
WICKET: Darren Bravo falls soon after Hetmyer gets his half-century. Adil Rashid with the big break. It was played to short third and Rashid got a direct hit to send the batsman back.
Windies 205 for 4
50-RUN STAND: Hetmyer and Bravo have steadied things here for the Windies. They, however, need a big finish. This is a good track to bat on. Crucial the home side create an impact in the last ten overs.
Windies 180 for 3 after 35.
31 overs done ... Windies 156 for 3. How many can they get?
THREE DOWN: Windies are wobbling here. Hope falls now and England are on top. Short ball from Stokes and pulled to Bairstow
Windies 121 for 3
50 AND OUT: Gayle isn't getting to his century today. But he has struck his 50th half-century in the format. Rashid gets the big wicket. Tossed up and the ball and the opener went for a wild slog. Losses his off stump.
Windies 98 for 2
WICKET: Another start from Campbell and he's thrown it away one again. Falls for 23 this time. Plunkett bangs one in and it has pulled straight to mid-on.
Windies 61 for 1
REVIEW LOST: Long review this. It was for caught behind. Campbell went for the sweep and doesn't get a glove on that before Buttler caught that one. Took the elbow as replays show. It was missing leg as well. It took a long time but it was a poor review as Moeen convinced Morgan that it was out caught behind.
Windies 61 for no loss
POWERPLAY DONE: Steady start from Windies. England had hoped for early wickets but the openers have now played out the first ten overs. This isn't a flat track like the last one but it's still a good batting track. Gayle again is looking to get in. He's got two sixes so far.
Windies 49 for no loss
The players are out there, Gayle and Campbell to open, Wood to start with the ball. This should be a cracker ...
TOSS - England opt to field.
Windies: Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Tom Curran
Hello and welcome to the live blog of the second ODI between Windies and England in Barbados. After more than 700 runs were scored in the first game, the pressure will again be on the bowlers to help their team win the clash. England's victory in the first match was achieved with such ease, chasing down 360 to win without breaking a sweat, that it is the West Indian bowlers who will be feeling the heat more than anyone in the lead-up. On Wednesday, their attack looked one-dimensional, one-paced and without much of a discernible cutting edge at all. Even Oshane Thomas, the Jamaican quick, was made to look pedestrian. And Windies need to find a cutting edge because containment simply does not work against this England team. Wickets are the only way to stop them. But where are Windies going to find those wickets from?
Their toothlessness with the ball in the first match was not a one-off. Over the past two years, Windies have taken their wickets at a greater average than any other ODI team, conceded the third-most runs per over and have the worst strike rate, 49.1, too. In the same period, England have played 42 ODIs to Windies' 41, yet Eoin Morgan's men have taken 84 more wickets. With those sort of figures, it is little wonder Jason Holder's men have won just 11 matches in those two years.
Solving the problem won't be easy. Kemar Roach is injured and Shannon Gabriel is banned and while Devendra Bishoo may be the best wrist-spinner in the Caribbean, his recent record in ODI cricket is awful. At the very least, they could throw in Sheldon Cottrell's left-arm option to add some variety and the fielders could help their bowlers out by improving on an awful fielding display which CricViz suggested cost Windies 50 runs in the first match. Even then, it's doubtful England's batsmen will be kept up at night worrying about this Windies bowling attack.
England's bowlers won't be sleeping so soundly, though after receiving their own hammering in the first match, particularly Liam Plunkett who conceded 54 runs from his six overs. For all their batting brilliance, England's bowling attack can still have the odd off day and Chris Gayle and co put them to the sword at times in the first game, hitting 23 sixes in all, 12 from the bat of Gayle. Some of that may be down to rustiness - Plunkett and Chris Woakes have not played much of late - but the batsmen won't always be able to bail the bowlers out by chasing such large scores.
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