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WICKET! Hetmyer c Carse b Atkinson 32 (West Indies 200-2)

Massive wicket for England! Hetmyer will get a prime edge off Atkinson and sends a swirling catch right down to lengthy leg the place Brydon Carse clings onto a superb catch.

thirty seventh over: West Indies 194-3 (Hope 45, Hetmyer 26) Rehan Ahmed is again into the assault and England may do with him breaking this partnership. A whiff of an enchantment as Hetmyer misses a straight-ish ball however it was heading down previous leg stump. 4 off the over. On we go.

thirty sixth over: West Indies 190-3 (Hope 43, Hetmyer 24) Atkinson is plundered for ten off his over however can really feel aggrieved about 4 of them as Sam Curran lets a ball undergo him within the outfield to present a 4 to Hetmyer. “Very sloppy” purrs Curtly Ambrose on comms. The Hope and Hetmyer partnership continues to develop, if they’re nonetheless round in 5 or so overs then England will begin to really feel the not-so-warm glow of fear. West Indies want 136 from 84 balls and have seven wickets in hand.

thirty fifth over: West Indies 180-3 (Hope 40, Hetmyer 18) Livingstone finishes ten overs on the bounce, his options emitting a rosy glow with the trouble. 5 runs are knocked from the over to see Livingstone end with 1-50 from his ten. First rate numbers. Gus Atkinson is coming again into the assault, he was a bit wayward earlier within the piece, West Indies want 146 runs from 90 balls. I’ve seen it executed.

thirty fourth over: West Indies 175-3 (Hope 36, Hetmyer 17) Carse is shipped for the aforementioned ten runs off his over – singles abound earlier than a drag down is seized upon by Hetmyer and carved to the fence for 4.

thirty third over: West Indies 165-3 (Hope 33, Hetmyer 11) Lastly some shoulder-opening from West Indies! Hope crunches Livingstone down the bottom for SIX and Hetmyer performs the identical shot later within the over for a one bounce 4. These two batters can undoubtedly win it for the house aspect however the required charge is nudging in the direction of ten an over. Extra lusty blows wanted.

thirty second over: West Indies 153-3 (Hope 26, Hetmyer 6) Carse throttles by one other quiet over, West Indies must put their foot down. Simply three off it.

“That is the very best time of day to look at cricket on this floor.” Chirps us Showbizguru.

“Solar dipping, smoke from the barbecuing half-lobsters drifting throughout the wicket, beers down in worth to a couple of quid a pint, England sniffing a win. And an evening forward on the rum after Stumps.”

It’s not a bowl of casserole and mash beneath the Christmas tree with a boxset is it although? Is it? Although? It isn’t. It’s higher.

thirty first over: West Indies 150-3 (Hope 25, Hetmyer 4) Livingstone will get his unrecontructed Ebenezer on and continues in miserly trend, simply two off the over. He has 1-33 off his eight overs. Bah Humbowling.

WICKET! Carty lbw b Carse 16 (West Indies 144-3)

A sickener for Keacy Carty because the ball dies within the pitch from a Carse brief ball and thuds into his pads with him unable to react in time to the floor doing him a dastardly. It wasn’t fairly Nasser Hussain being undone by Carl Hooper however it actually had shades of it. Liam Livingstone was pinned in a similar way in England’s innings too.

Shimron Hetmyer is the brand new batter and he almost perishes first ball by spooning a catch simply out of attain of Ben Duckett (no jokes, please) at brief midwicket. Very brief midwicket. Ahem. Hope is then almost undone in the identical method as Carty as a brief ball dies as soon as extra and thunks into the pad. It was narrowly going over this time to spare Hope’s (and Carse’s?) blushes.

thirtieth over: West Indies 148-3 (Hope 24, Hetmyer 3)

twenty ninth over: West Indies 144-2 (Carty 16, Hope 23) Livingstone into his seventh over and he retains it tight as soon as once more, simply three runs off it which is nowhere close to sufficient for the house aspect.

twenty eighth over: West Indies 141-2 (Carty 13, Hope 23) Curran goes again of a size and seeks solace in his cutters, 4 runs off the over as West Indies proceed to be slowed down. The run charge is up above eight an over and they’re down at round 5 on the minute.

It was all going so properly for them earlier too:

twenty seventh over: West Indies 137-2 (Carty 12, Hope 20) Livingstone drags down and Hope slashes him for 4 over midwicket. Three nudged singles make it seven off the over.

Rehan Ahmed’s leg-break has come a good distance within the final 12 months or so.

Actually spectacular to this point, albeit on a useful floor for the spinners.#WIvENG

— Yas Rana (@Yas_Wisden) December 3, 2023

twenty sixth over: West Indies 130-2 (Carty 11, Hope 14) Sam Curran returns however serves up extra of the identical as his first ball is simply too brief and never quick sufficient, Hope rocking again and pulling it away to the fence with ease. A single to Hope brings Carty on strike and he fails to rotate the strike to make it simply 5 off the over.

twenty fifth over: West Indies 125-2 (Carty 11, Hope 9) Shai Hope is a cultured batter – anybody who noticed his Headingley heroics a couple of years in the past is aware of that each one too properly. He’s a gun white ball participant too and has FIFTEEN ODI a whole bunch and nigh on 5,000 ODI runs to his title. Livingstone goes too full and he’s smeared again down the bottom for 4 by Hope, the ball searing again previous bowler and umpire like a tracer. We’re half approach by the innings – West Indies want 201 runs from 25 overs.

twenty fourth over: West Indies 120-2 (Carty 11, Hope 4) Rehan drifts too far down leg on the lookout for the raging turner however Carty pounces on it to launch among the strain that has been constructing because the wickets, a robust sweep brings him 4.

twenty third over: West Indies 114-2 (Carty 6, Hope 3) One other tidy over from Livingstone, England have Will Jacks up their spinning sleeve too. Carty has been becalmed to this point, simply six runs from his 22 deliveries.

twenty second over: West Indies 112-2 (Carty 3, Hope 1) Rehan Ahmed sends down a phenomenal over and the primary maiden of the match. A giant turning leggie beats Hope on the skin edge and almost kisses the off stump within the course of. Simply 9 runs off the final 5 overs.

twenty first over: West Indies 112-2 (Carty 3, Hope 1) Simply three singles off it as England apply the squeeze. Livingstone rattles by a fast over.

twentieth over: West Indies 109-2 (Carty 3, Hope 1) Shai Hope joins Carty within the center as shadows lengthen throughout the Sir Viv outfield. Ahmed probes away, giving the ball loads of fizz from his shoulder, the ball turning each supply now. West Indies have been pegged again and England look to snuff out the brand new batters with spin.

WICKET! Brandon King b Livingstone 35 (West Indies 106-2)

One brings two and fellow opener Brandon King has to depart the center. Livingstone went full and straight and slid it by the defences as King tried to comb. Abruptly England have two wickets and the spinners look harmful. There’s flip on the market, it isn’t fast flip however the ball is gripping on the floor.

nineteenth over: West Indies 106-2 (Carty 1, Hope 0)

18th over: West Indies 104-1 (King 34, Carty 0) Keacy Carty is the brand new batter for West Indies. Rehan Ahmed has appeared England’s finest bowler and managed to slip one into Athanaze’s entrance pad and beneath the tried sweep. It appeared very adjoining and the batter correctly opted towards a evaluate.

WICKET! Athanaze lbw b Rehan Ahmed 66 (West Indies 104-1)

Ahmed will get the a lot wanted breakthrough and it’s the in-form Athanaze who perishes to the googly!

seventeenth over: West Indies 103-0 (Athanaze 66, King 33) West Indies convey the hundred up within the seventeenth – it’s been plain crusing for them as far as England have appeared toothless in Antigua. Liam Livingstone is given the nod from Buttler however begins poorly, a spear down the leg-side is flicked wonderful for 4 and Athanaze will get out the broom and sweeps a size ball to the fence too.

sixteenth over: West Indies 94-0 (Athanaze 62, King 28) Ahmed will get out and in of the over with only a couple off it.

fifteenth over: West Indies 92-0 (Athanaze 61, King 27) Alick Athanaze goes to a beautiful half century by slugging Brydon Carse away for 3 fours within the over! Effectively batted sir, a second ODI fifty for the southpaw opener and introduced up in some model. A lower, a pull and a back-foot punch, all timed to perfection.

Casserole replace – simmering away properly. Because it stands, England are being (not so slowly) cooked right here in Antigua.

14th over: West Indies 79-0 (Athanaze 48, King 27) Ahmed into his second over and eight runs are taken off it. A googly is picked by King and swept laborious to the boundary. This is a superb opening stand from this pair, England look a bit misplaced in Antigua. I’m getting a depressingly acquainted surge of these World Cup woes.

thirteenth over: West Indies 71-0 (Athanaze 46, King 21) King has been subdued compared to his opening accomplice however he perks up by climbing into a brief ball from Carse and depositing it properly over the boundary rope for SIX. Dare I say it, England look flat once more right here beneath Buttler’s stewardship, West Indies are ticking over exceedingly comfortably.

twelfth over: West Indies 62-0 (Athanaze 45, King 14) Ahmed begins perkily, a LBW enchantment is given not out however he finds some flip from the off. A few googlies comply with and are available out of the again of the hand properly. Simply three runs off the over however a primary wicket nonetheless proving elusive for England.

West Indies are plodding alongside properly. {Photograph}: Randy Brooks/AFP/Getty Photos

eleventh over: West Indies 59-0 (Athanaze 43, King 13) 4 fielders are actually allowed to patrol the fence after the primary PowerPlay involves an in depth. The batters are comfortable to knock and run into the gaps and take 4 off the over from Carse. Righto, Rehan Ahmed is approaching to bowl his leggies, England want a breakthrough from their tyro spinner.

tenth over: West Indies 55-0 (Athanaze 41, King 11) Alick Athanaze pockets ten runs off the over. Atkinson goes brief and is prime edged over the keeper for 4 however the batter will get the entire subsequent one as he hooks one other brief supply over the rope for SIX! He’s been a delight to look at to this point on this innings and heads into the 40s at a run a ball.

ninth over: West Indies 45-0 (Athanaze 31, King 11) Brydon Carse replaces Sam Curran – whose opening spell of 4 overs was pinged for 30 runs with ease. Carse has a Steve Harmison model high-arm on level of supply and is thundering in as the sunshine begins to fade in Antigua. Simply three off Carse’s first over.

eighth over: West Indies 42-0 (Athanaze 31, King 9) A tighter over from Atkinson, only a single off it, Athanaze gliding down to 3rd.

seventh over: West Indies 41-0 (Athanaze 30, King 9) King slashes at a size ball and will get a meaty edge that flies by the vacant slip area for 4. Ian Bishop doesn’t like what he’s seen from England to this point – “naughty bowling” he drawls on the TV commentary. ‘Naughty’ very a lot in the best way my two 12 months outdated may be (when she refuses to put on a coat, socks, sneakers or sit in her automobile seat once we’re late for an appointment with Jolly Outdated St Nick) slightly than the best way, say, Danny Dyer may deploy the phrase (Nawwwty Plantagenets)

sixth over: West Indies 37-0 (Athanaze 30, King 5) Brief, extensive and clobbered to the fence. Atkinson lets out a groan as his free supply is scorched by the off aspect by Athanaze. A poor begin from England with the ball.

fifth over: West Indies 33-0 (Athanaze 26, King 5) That’s baaaad cricket from Sam Curran – he once more serves up a floaty half volley on Athanaze’s pads and is once more whipped away for a boundary. It’s been stylish stuff from West Indies to this point, Alick Athanaze specifically seems to have a contact of sophistication, languid again swing and a gimlet eye being showcased by the 24 12 months outdated left-handed opener.

4th over: West Indies 26-0 (Athanaze 19, King 5) A quiet over with only a extensive from Atkinson off it. King tried to smear a size ball again over the bowler’s head however linked solely with balmy Antiguan air. It does look beautiful on the market, in the meantime in England, Ian Wright is at the moment carrying this coat:

third over: West Indies 25-0 (Athanaze 19, King 5) One other good over for the house aspect, Athanaze has taken an early liking to Sam Curran’s scudding full balls and bookends the over with boundaries – a flick wonderful and a again foot drive by level. Too simple.

2nd over: West Indies 17-0 (Athanaze 11, King 5) A buzz lower sporting Gus Atkinson shares the brand new ball, King will get off the mark with a drive into the off aspect and Athanaze glides behind level for one more single. Beautiful shot – Atkinson goes too full and is pushed away handsomely by King by the covers for 4.

1st over: West Indies 11-0 (Athanaze 10, King 0) Curran bustles in and pitches full within the hope of discovering some early motion. The alliteratively monikered Alick Athanaze clips off his pads for 2 to open the Windies account. Curran beats the bat with a again of a size ball however commits the cardinal sin of overstepping to present an early FREE HIT. Bosh – Athanaze pulls the brief ball for SIX. Straightforward as that, West Indies cruising the chase.*

Please do get in contact in case you are tuned in and have ideas on the cricket or serving recommendations for casserole. You’ll be able to drop me an electronic mail at james.wallace.informal@guardian.co.uk

* After the primary over.

Alick Athanaze and Brandon King stroll out to the center in shades of deep maroon, Sam Curran goes to start out with the ball in sailor blue. Let’s play!

James Wallace

James Wallace

Thanks Tanya and hey everybody. I can really feel the melatonin seeping by my display screen because the sunshine beams in Antigua and inky gloom descends exterior in South London.

An honest begin to the Jos 2.0 regime – West Indies should bat very properly to haul down what could be a document chase on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Salt, Jacks, Crawley and Brook all appeared in good nick, now it’s over to the brand new look bowling assault. I’m wanting ahead to seeing how Brydon Carse and Rehan Ahmed carry out specifically. Greater than my gradual cooking (and smug) beef casserole within the oven? I’d say it’s evens. Trustworthy.

Other than single figures for Jos Buttler, that was an encouraging show from New England. If not all the pieces went proper, the hitting was daring and there was no trace of that stench of desperation from the World Cup. A bish-bash-smash begin from Salt and Jacks, cautious class from Brook and Crawley and invaluable smash n seize from Curran and Carse. Thanks for all of your emails, as ever. Jim Wallace, recent from a go to to Father Christmas, will take you thru the second innings. Bye!

England 325 all out, West Indies want 326 to win

fiftieth over: England 325 all out ( Carse 31) Twelve runs and two wickets from the ultimate over. England’s tail retaining an admirable potential to return in and hit boundaries with no time to get their eye in. Rehan Ahmed belted Thomas for six earlier than being caught, and Atkinson 4 from his first ball. England have the very best ODI rating at this floor and it ought to, you’d assume, be sufficient.

WICKET! Atkinson c sub (Roston Chase) b Thomas 4 (England 225 all out)

Goes for the max from the final ball of the innings, will get peak however not a lot width and Chase runs in to gather.

WICKET! Rehan Ahmed c and b Thomas 12 (England 321-9)

Comedy fielding knock-out averted after Rehan Ahmed sends the ball into the stratosphere and Thomas and Hetmeyer almost collide. Thomas holds sway, and Ahmed should go dwelling.

forty ninth over: England 313-8 ( Carse 31, Ahmed 4) Simply six off Joseph’s closing over, and Rehan Ahmed might be going through Thomas for the final over of the innings.

An electronic mail rolls in from a cold London. “Caught on a practice going throughout the homes to get to London solely so I can depart once more from the opposite aspect to my closing vacation spot, I tuned in to the Guardian and there’s extra cricket! I had by no means thought it doable, having put England’s efficiency on the World Cup within the bin, and cricket apart for the 12 months. Very many thanks – you’ve cheered me up no finish. Hope it’s contest and each groups get a comparatively stress-free exercise.”

It actually seems fairly blissful on the market.

forty eighth over: England 307-8 ( Carse 29, Ahmed 1) A invaluable cameo by Curran involves an finish, with two overs left, and England fifty or so runs forward of the common at this floor.

WICKET! Curran run-out (Joseph) 38 (England 305-8)

Probably the most informal connection brings Curran six off Cariah’s first ball. However he’s overwhelmed subsequent supply by the googly, and has to go the ball after, turning to look at the ball behind him as Carse thunders to the striker’s finish. A relaxed Joseph throws to Cariah who whips off the bails on the non-striker’s finish.

forty seventh over: England 299-7 (Curran 32, Carse 28) Scurried singles however no boundaries as yellow-soled Shepherd thunders in. The sixth ball is given as a large, Shepherd bends to the bottom and roars in frustration. He has some extent.

“Afternoon Tanya,” afternoon Brian Withington.

”Good take a look at of my new varifocals switching quickly between cricket on pill and footy on TV. Hopefully they are going to quickly be performed in sufficiently to go on to Jos …”

forty sixth over: England 291-7 (Curran 26, Carse 27) Carse will get some backside hand and the wind does the remaining: six. 4 for Curran with a checked drive after which Carse brings up the fifty partnership with a rasping 4 by mid-off. An especially helpful eighth-wicket partnership for England and a lavish 17 from Joseph’s ninth over.

“Break on the snooker, so I’ve double the viewers.” faucets Matt Winter. “Haven’t seen any of the Caribbean T20 however are they taking part in that on pitches like this? T5 could be extra applicable if that’s the case.”

forty fifth over: England 274-7 (Curran 20, Carse 16) Curran scrubs his foot into the laborious floor like a rabbit digging his scrape. Shades on, he then sends Thomas again down the bottom for six. Carse swings and misses, making an attempt to do the identical, the ball simply creeping previous off stump. After which a tough likelihood, as Carse swings at Thomas however a leaping Hope can solely get the highest of his gloves to the ball.




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