Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

JC Buttler
JC Buttler
24(22) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 4 8 8 0 0 3
CH Gayle
CH Gayle
13(13) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 0 0 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

AU Rashid
AU Rashid
O2.2
M0
R2
W4
Eco0.85
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W
MM Ali
MM Ali
O4
M1
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

8.41pm Two low-scoring games to start the tournament proper. We'll wait and see if it stays that way over the next few weeks. Tomorrow, of course, is a big, big day, when we'll see those two great Asian rivals, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, face off. There's another game too, but I forget who's playing it. Anyway, do join us for those matches, as I'm sure you will. Until then, goodbye!

Eoin Morgan: It's as good as it gets. To start our campaign like that, all credit to our bowling unit. The guys were very disciplined, and we took our chances. I think Moeen Ali read the conditions beautifully, he took chances when his match-up was in his favour, and to take his opportunity like he has, after the success he's had in the IPL was brilliant. I'm delighted for Big T. He's had an unfortunate journey at times, but he's now as good as I've ever seen him, especially with his fitness. We were [thinking of NRR, and held back Malan], we wanted guys to go after the bowling, but that was difficult today on that pitch."

Kieron Pollard: "It was unacceptable, we accept that. These sorts of games sometimes, we just need to bin it. For us, it's just a matter of finding our straps. We haven't batted well in our three games so far. We went out, guys tried to play their shots, and it didn't come off. I don't think any sort of panic will come into our camp. It is what it is, we just need to take it on our chest and move on, this is international sport. Obviously, we play a lot of cricket around the world, and this is not the first time something like this has happened. We've played cricket around the world, and we have the experience of games like this. Getting an opportunity because of the injury to Fabian Allen. Everything happens for a reason, and Akeal Hosein showed us what he can do."

Moeen Ali is the Player of the Match: "A catch like that gives you a bit of confidence, I think it settled my nerves a bit," he says of his superbly judged effort at mid-off to send back Evin Lewis. "They do have a lot of left-handers at the top, so I knew I would be bowling early on. The role at CSK is very important for me, it feels like I'm always involved with bat and ball and on the field too, and it was the perfect preparation coming into the World Cup."

We agree with the player-of-the-match jury today. Moeen was our MVP too.

Paul Walters : "Still 14 wickets fell and seems like the spinners will profit in this tournament."

Anshul Goel: "Adil Rashid took 4 wickets but why Moenn Ali gets PoM? " -- Moeen bowled the key spell in the powerplay. By the time Rashid came on, West Indies were already six down.

SUJIT: "Both CSK players are MoM today!"

Badar: "Imagine if tomorrow's high voltage game turns out to be a similar one sided affair, how many people will be disappointed."

8.24pm A thumping win for England to begin their campaign, and a bit of a damp squib as far as a repeat of the 2016 final was concerned. England have a net run rate of 3.970 at this point, and West Indies the minus version of the same number. This means they might have a bit of an uphill task to make it out of this group now, but those calculations are still a while away. One thing is clear, though: if the pitches remain like this, West Indies might start thinking about tempering their approach with the bat, just a little.

8.2
4
Pollard to Buttler, FOUR, and that is that. Pollard bangs it short outside off, gets it up above shoulder height, but at his pace Buttler can still adjust to get on top of the bounce and smack a pull to beat long leg to his left
8.1
2
Pollard to Buttler, 2 runs, short slower ball outside off, and Buttler brings his wrists into a fierce chop that sends sweeper cover sprawling to his left to stop it

Pollard brings himself on.

END OF OVER:
8 | 7 Runs | ENG: 50/4 (6 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.25, RRR: 0.50)

  • Eoin Morgan7 (7b)
  • Jos Buttler18 (20b)
  • Obed McCoy2-0-12-0
  • Akeal Hosein4-0-24-2

Right, this has been fun - but time for KK to apply the finishing touches. Cheerio!

7.6
0
McCoy to Morgan, no run, finishes with a quick bumper, Morgan pulls and misses - vociferous appeal from behind the stumps but the umpire isn't interested
7.5
0
McCoy to Morgan, no run, short ball again, tapped down this time
7.4
4
McCoy to Morgan, FOUR, swung leg side, did Walsh get fingertips to that? I think he did, but he was flying, a brilliant effort from the substitute fielder at deep backward square - the boundary brings up England's 50 and brings them within touching distance of victory
7.3
1
McCoy to Buttler, 1 run, goes full with pace off, I think, dinked wide of extra cover for another single

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st21JJ RoyJC Buttler
2nd9JM BairstowJC Buttler
3rd6MM AliJC Buttler
4th3JC ButtlerLS Livingstone
5th17EJG MorganJC Buttler

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33063.754
NAM3214-0.523
IRE3122-0.853
NL3030-2.46
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SCOT33060.775
BAN32141.733
OMAN3122-0.025
PNG3030-2.655
Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG54182.464
AUS54181.216
SA54180.739
SL5234-0.269
WI5142-1.641
BAN5050-2.383
Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK550101.583
NZ54181.162
INDIA53261.747
AFG52341.053
NAM5142-1.89
SCOT5050-3.543