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  1. treva ICC Chairman

    treva
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    The Format
    - 10 overs per side
    - Maximum two overs per bowler
    - Three groups of four
    - One games against each group opponent
    - Top two teams in each group qualify automatically
    - Two next best 3rd teams also qualify
    - Best two teams straight into semi finals
    - Other four qualifiers play knockout matches to reach semi final

    The Groups
    Group A: Bangladesh, Ireland, England, West Indies
    Group B: Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, India
    Group C: Zimbabwe, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

    The Fixtures
    Group A: Bangladesh 194/1 beat Ireland 193/3, England 202/4 beat West Indies 191/8, Bangladesh vs England, Ireland vs West Indies, Bangladesh vs West Indies, Ireland vs England.
    Group B: Netherlands vs New Zealand, South Africa vs India, Netherlands vs South Africa, New Zealand vs India, Netherlands vs India, New Zealand vs South Africa.
    Group C: Zimbabwe vs Australia, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, Australia vs Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka, Australia vs Sri Lanka

    Tables

    TeamPWLDPTSNRR
    1England11002+1.100
    2Bangladesh11002+0.769
    3Ireland10100-0.769
    4West Indies10100-1.100


    TeamPWLDPTSNRR
    1India000000
    2Netherlands000000
    3New Zealand000000
    4South Africa000000


    TeamPWLDPTSNRR
    1Australia000000
    2Pakistan000000
    3Sri Lanka000000
    4Zimbabwe000000


     
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    Bangladesh vs Ireland


    Toss
    Bangladesh win the toss and decide to bowl.

    Teams
    Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamal Haque, Jahural Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmadullah, Nasir Hossain, Mominul Haque, Sohag Gazi, Abdur Razzak, Abul Hasan, Shafiul Islam.
    Ireland: William Porterfield, Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Niall O'Brien, Gary Wilson, Kevin O'Brien, Alex Cusack, Trent Johnston, John Mooney, George Dockrell, Timothy Murtagh.

    Commentary

    The players are out on the field. Abul Hasan is set to bowl the first over of the match. Porterfield will face the first ball, Stirling at the non-strikers end.

    0.1 - FOUR - Hasan drops short first ball and Porterfield pulls through midwicket. The fielder doesn't move.
    0.2 - SIX - MAXIMUM. Short once again, this time Porterfield goes over the top and it flies over the rope at midwicket. Great start.
    0.3 - FOUR - Hasan finally gets one full but it's leg side again and Porterfield just clips this to the leg side boundary.
    0.4 - SIX - BOOM. Short, wide, outside off. Porterfield rocks back and upper cuts this high and long over the point boundary. Big hit.
    0.5 - Two - Porterfield finally fails to find the middle of the bat as he hooks a short ball off his nose and down to fine leg for two.
    0.6 - FOUR - Porterfield finishes the over off in style, flicking a full ball to leg for four. Massive over to start.

    Ireland 26/0 - Porterfield 26*(6), Stirling 0*(0), Hasan 1-0-26-0

    Shafiul Islam has the ball in his hands. He will bowl the second over, Stirling yet to face a ball.

    1.1 - Dot - Islam starts with a dot. Full on the off side, Stirling looks to whip it across the line but doesn't make contact.
    1.2 - Two - Stirling connects this time but it's still not out of the middle. Short and lofted deep into the leg side for two.
    1.3 - OUT - Short, fast, dangerous. Islam digs one in, Stirling goes to hook but he's late and the ball crashes into him, knocking him onto the stumps. First strike for Bangladesh.

    Stirling - Hit Wicket (S.Islam) - 2(3)

    Ed Joyce strolls out to the wicket.

    1.4 - Three - Short and wide but Joyce can't take advantage, a thick edge taking it into the outfield. Three runs taken.
    1.5 - Dot - Islam continues his excellent start with a full swinging delivery that Porterfield tries to slog over the leg side. Three dot balls from the over with a ball left.
    1.6 - FOUR - Porterfield once again finds the leg side boundary with a clip to midwicket. Great over from Islam though, just nine from it.

    Ireland 35/1 - Porterfield 30*(8), Joyce 3*(1), S.Islam 1-0-9-1

    Hasan comes back for his second and final over.

    2.1 - Three - Joyce pulls a short ball to midwicket, where the fielder gets a hand on it, saving a certain boundary.
    2.2 - FOUR - Cut away to the boundary by Porterfield as he continues to enjoy this short bowling from Hasan.
    2.3 - Three - Short and angled in towards Porterfield who pulls it away into the leg side for another three.
    2.4 - Three - Yet another short ball, hooked away for three behind square.
    2.5 - FOUR - Smashed off the front foot despite the ball pitching short. It beats the midwicket fielder and races away to the fence. Porterfield into the forties in no time.
    2.6 - Three - Hasan ends his spell with one more short ball. This isn't timed but Porterfield picks up three nonetheless, keeping the strike.

    Ireland 55/1 - Porterfield 44*(12), Joyce 9*(3), Hasan 2-0-46-0
     
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  3. Samuels Rally Round The West Indies

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    Looks really good. What simulator are you using for the matches?
     
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    Commentary

    Islam comes back for his second over after an impressive first.

    3.1 - Three - Full and swinging, Porterfield leans into the ball and pushes it through the covers for three.
    3.2 - Three - Joyce rocks back and cuts this away, but it's only off the toe of the bat and doesn't find the boundary.
    3.3 - Two - Dropped short by Islam but Porterfield can't get hold of it and it's deep into the leg side for two.
    3.4 - OUT - Plumb. Full, straight, no swing, out. Porterfield attempts to drive through the off side but it goes in on the angle and traps him on the pad. Would have hit off stump about halfway up. Porterfield out just one short of his half century.

    Porterfield - LBW S.Islam - 49(15)

    In strides Niall O'Brien.

    3.5 - FOUR - This one is a gift first up. Sliding down leg, flicked away by O'Brien through midwicket for four.
    3.6 - Dot - A big swing and a miss as O'Brien looks for a maximum over the leg side. It flies past the off stump and into the keeper's gloves.

    Ireland 67/2 - Joyce 12*(4), N.O'Brien 4*(2), S.Islam 2-0-21-2

    Sohag Gazi comes into the attack.

    4.1 - FOUR - Darted in full and straight at Joyce but he gets down on one knee and swats it into the leg side for four.
    4.2 - FOUR - Gazi adjusts his length but this time it is too short and Joyce can rock back and cut this past point for a second boundary.
    4.3 - Two - Big heave but no timing at all and it's just a two.
    4.4 - OUT - BOWLED HIM. Joyce tries to go big once again but is beaten and the ball cannons into the leg stump. Bangladesh bowling well here.

    Joyce - Bowled (Gazi) - 22(8)

    Wilson is in.

    4.5 - FOUR - Too short and that's easy for Wilson, who slaps this off the back foot for four.
    4.6 - FOUR - This is a slog but it's affective, smashing a full ball from almost Yorker length to the boundary at cow corner.

    Ireland 85/3 - N.O'Brien 4*(2), Wilson 8*(2), Gazi 1-0-18-1

    Abdur Razzak comes into the attack as we have spin from both ends.

    5.1 - SIX - That is a quality shot. O'Brien spanks a full ball pitched outside off high over the cover boundary for a big six. The first six since the fourth ball of the innings.
    5.2 - FOUR - Swept hard this time and it reaches the boundary in no time. Ireland stepping up the pace here.
    5.3 - SIX - HUGE. That is as big as they come from O'Brien. He sets himself on one knee and slog sweeps this handsomely over the deep square boundary. It lands in the top tier of the stand.
    5.4 - SIX - It's big again, this time on the off side. How he has cut this for six I don't know, but he plays with the turn and smashes it flat for six.
    5.5 - FOUR - Full and once again it gets the treatment, this time over cover. It bounces once before crashing into the advertising boards. Big over from O'Brien.
    5.6 - FOUR - This is poor bowling. He drags this one down and it's easily slapped to the midwicket boundary for four. 30 runs from that over!

    Ireland 115/3 - N.O'Brien 34*(8), Wilson 8*(2), Razzak 1-0-30-0

    Gazi is taken off after one over, Mominul Haque taking his place in the bowling attack.

    6.1 - FOUR - There's turn for Haque but Wilson gets on the front foot and lifts it back over his head. A few bounces and four, splitting the deep straight fielders.
    6.2 - SIX - Same ball, this time hit harder by Wilson and it travels the distance. Ireland tucking into this Bangladeshi spin attack.
    6.3 - Dot - Wilson goes for a big heave over the leg side from a rank long hop but plays it early and misses completely.
    6.4 - Three - Driven to long on where a superb diving stop saves a run. They come through for three.
    6.5 - Dot - That's much better from Haque who gets a little bit of grip of the surface and beats O'Brien's outside edge.
    6.6 - FOUR - This is going for a wide down the leg side but O'Brien gets down to sweep it fine for four. Two dot balls but Ireland still get 19 off the over.

    Ireland 132/3 - N.O'Brien 38*(10), Wilson 21*(6), Haque 1-0-19-0



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    Commentary

    Razzak to bowl out.

    7.1 - FOUR - Short outside off and Wilson just leans into the shot and caresses it through point and away for four.
    7.2 - FOUR - Tossed up tempting Wilson and Wilson obliges, sweeping in front of square for back-to-back boundaries.
    7.3 - Three - Cut away in the air but it's safe and O'Brien is brought on strike.
    7.4 - Dot - Poor shot from O'Brien who goes for a big hit off the back foot but misses outside the off stump.
    7.5 - Two - Straight drive from O'Brien who can only pick up two down the ground.
    7.6 - FOUR - That's more like it. A beautiful cover drive beats the diving fielder in the covers and is at the boundary in a flash.

    Ireland 149/3 - N.O'Brien 44*(13), Wilson 32*(9), Razzak 2-0-47-0

    Haque will bowl the penultimate over.

    8.1 - Two - Wilson doesn't time a pull shot and it trickles into the leg side for two.
    8.2 - Three - Another mishit from Wilson but this time he gets three behind point.
    8.3 - Dot - Great bowling from Haque who is giving nothing away. He does O'Brien all ends up with some sharp turn.
    8.4 - FOUR - Too full from Haque and O'Brien drills it back past the bowler for four.
    8.5 - SIX - FIFTY. Short and given the treatment over the off side by O'Brien who reaches his half century off just 16 deliveries.
    8.6 - Two - He's looking to hit this leg side but completely mistimes it and it rolls into the covers as they scramble two.

    Ireland 166/3 - N.O'Brien 56*(17), Wilson 37*(11), Haque 2-0-34-0

    Gazi returns to bowl the final over of the innings.

    9.1 - FOUR - Short and punished by Wilson who swivels and times the pull all the way for four.
    9.2 - SIX - Flat six over midwicket, unbelievable strike from Wilson. He moves within three of his half century.
    9.3 - FOUR - Easy pickings for Wilson who once again pulls this to the boundary and in doing so reaches his fifty. He gets there from just 14 balls, two quicker than his partner.
    9.4 - SIX - This is sublime hitting from Wilson. This time it's the off side boundary and it travels all the way for six. He's caught in the crowd, maybe the fielders should stand there.
    9.5 - Three - He goes leg side but doesn't get hold of this full ball. They run three and it will be O'Brien on strike for the final ball.
    9.6 - FOUR - Short and pulled away for four. Very expensive final over which goes for 27. Both Wilson and O'Brien end on 60 not out. Bangladesh will need to bat well if they are to chase this down, they need 19.4 runs per over.

    Ireland 193/3 - N.O'Brien 60*(18), Wilson 60*(16), Gazi 2-0-45-1

     
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    Commentary

    The players return to the field after a short break. Bangladesh need 194 for victory. Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque will open up for Bangladesh, Trent Johnston has the ball for Ireland.

    0.1 - FOUR - Short and wide, a real loosener from Johnston which gets what it deserves, slapped past point for four.
    0.2 - Two - Dug in again but this time it's at the body and flicked into the leg side for two.
    0.3 - FOUR - Same ball again, this time Iqbal gets hold of it and pulls it through midwicket. No hope for the fielder.
    0.4 - FOUR - Leg side and it's easy for Iqbal who dismisses this to the leg side boundary. He's started off in style, just what Bangladesh need.
    0.5 - SIX - Watch out in the crowd, Iqbal is looking dangerous. He smashes another short ball high and long and it lands ten rows back in the stands.
    0.6 - Three - Iqbal steals the strike with a three at the end of the over. Good fielding stops the boundary at midwicket.

    Bangladesh 23/0 - Iqbal 23*(6), A.Haque 0*(0), Johnston 1-0-23-0

    Tim Murtagh comes onto bowl the second over.

    1.1 - FOUR - It's almost a carbon copy of Johnston's first delivery as Murtagh drops short and wide and Iqbal creams it through point.
    1.2 - Three - He doesn't get hold of this one and it flies high into the on side. It lands safe and they run three. Haque sets up to face his first ball.
    1.3 - FOUR - This almost takes Haque's head off but he closes his eyes and slaps it through midwicket right off his forehead. He's off the mark.
    1.4 - Two - Down on one knee, a brave decision after the previous ball, and clips it leg side for two.
    1.5 - SIX - That's better. Short, head height and Haque is expecting it. He doesn't try and keep it down, just swings the bat hard and it flies way over the rope.
    1.6 - Dot - Good finish from Murtagh as Haque goes for another six off the back foot. He doesn't connect and Ireland finally bowl a dot ball.

    Bangladesh 42/0 - Iqbal 30*(8), A.Haque 12*(4), Murtagh 1-0-19-0

    Johnston will bowl out first up.

    2.1 - Dot - Back-to-back dots. Short but Iqbal doesn't pick it up and misses it by quite some way.
    2.2 - Three - Clubbed into the leg side but there's a fielder there to stop it from reaching the boundary.
    2.3 - Dot - Great comeback over from Johnston as he wraps Haque on the gloves with a brilliantly directed bouncer.
    2.4 - SIX - Now that's a reply. Short and wide and it's smashed way over third man for six. Johnston won't want to ruin this over with his last three balls.
    2.5 - Three - Flicked high into the leg side but lands safe. They cross three times.
    2.6 - FOUR - Iqbal ends the over with a four and keeps the required run rate to around about where it began. No wickets down and Iqbal could hold the key to this match.

    Ireland 58/0 - Iqbal 37*(11), A.Haque 21*(7), Johnston 2-0-39-0

     
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    Commentary

    Murtagh will also bowl out.

    3.1 - SIX - That's six number three from Haque as he slogs this high and handsome. It lands just the other side of the rope, great start to the fourth over for Bangladesh.
    3.2 - Three - It's short this time and Haque doesn't get hold of it. Stopped on the boundary by the fielder.
    3.3 - Three - That has been hit very fine and beats the keeper. There is a man at fine leg who stops the ball and saves one run.
    3.4 - Two - He's not got hold of this at all and he is lucky not to lose his wicket. The fielder thinks he's got a chance at cover but it is just beyond his reach.
    3.5 - Two - Runs not coming as freely and once again he skies it. It's safe and they run two.
    3.6 - FOUR - He finally times one and it's all along the floor. No stopping this as it races in front of square on the leg side to the fence.

    Bangladesh 78/0 - Iqbal 40*(12), Haque 38*(12), Murtagh 2-0-39-0

    Identical figures for the opening bowlers. On comes the medium pace of Mooney.

    4.1 - SIX - Welcome to the attack, John. Mooney pitches one up and Iqbal lays into it, hitting it way, way over midwicket. He looks in great touch.
    4.2 - OUT - The commentators curse strikes. Just four short of his half century and he nicks an innocuous half volley outside off to Rahim behind the stumps. He's set up this chase perfectly though.

    Iqbal - Caught (Rahim) Bowled (Mooney) - 46(14)

    Jahural Islam is in.

    4.3 - FOUR, DROPPED - This is a difficult chance but a chance nonetheless. Short and pulled hard through midwicket. The fielder dives and gets a hand to hit but can't hold on as it bounces away to the boundary for four.
    4.4 - FOUR - Same area but this time it's safe, racing away to the rope for back-to-back fours.
    4.5 - SIX - Beautifully timed. Full, slow and smashed over cover for six. Islam has picked up where Iqbal left off.
    4.6 - Two - He hasn't got hold of this. He looks to work to leg but gets an outside edge and runs two on the off side.

    Bangladesh 100-1 - Haque 38*(12), Islam 16*(4), Mooney 1-0-22-1

    Dockrell will bring some spin into the attack.

    5.1 - Dot - He gets turn straight away and he beats the outside edge. Excellent start from Dockrell.
    5.2 - FOUR - This is shorter and cut through the covers. There's no stopping it as it splits the fielders on the boundary.
    5.3 - Three - Swept very fine and they manage to pick up three.
    5.4 - Three - Lofted high but again this isn't timed and they can only pick up three. Dockrell bowling very well.
    5.5 - FOUR - Played against the spin but it's perfectly timed and hit into the space behind cover. It kicks on when it lands and makes it's way to the rope.
    5.6 - SIX - Don't bowl there! Haque goes to fifty in style, smashing his fourth six deep over square leg. After a good start to the over Haque once again drags Bangladesh along with the required rate.

    Bangladesh 120/1 - Haque 55*(17), Islam 19*(5), Dockrell 1-0-20-0

    On comes Cusack with some more seam bowling.

    6.1 - SIX - Beautiful shot. Possibly shot of the day. It's full and straight and Islam slaps it down to long on off the front foot for six. Classy shot from the number three.
    6.2 - Dot - He swings far too early on a slower ball from Cusack and misses it completely. Timely dot.
    6.3 - Three - Well bowled off cutter that Islam cuts away for three.
    6.4 - Six - Return to the first ball of the over and read. Exactly the same shot only this time it goes over long off. It's bigger as well, smashing back into play off the roof. Big hitting from Haque.
    6.5 - Dot - Good bowling. He drops it back of a length and Haque can't get hold of it at all, the ball rolling back to the bowler.
    6.6 - Three - Good stop from the fielder saves a run at midwicket as Haque keeps the strike with a pull shot for three. Bangladesh need 56 from the last three overs.

    Bangladesh 138/1 - Haque 64*(20), Islam 28*(8), Cusack 1-0-18-0

     
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    Commentary

    Tense last three overs as Dockrell returns.

    7.1 - Three - Cut away but it's not timed and Haque can only pick up three runs.
    7.2 - FOUR - Same shot only much better execution from Islam and it races away for four.
    7.3 - Three - Everything is short and wide from Dockrell but this isn't hit away to the boundary. Fours and threes will do it for Bangladesh.
    7.4 - Dot - That won't though. Bit of spin and Haque misses completely outside the off stump.
    7.5 - Dot - Oh dear, Haque has lost it here. Another big slog across the line and he misses it completely once more. Not what Bangladesh needed.
    7.6 - FOUR - Well when the slog isn't working get down on one knee and slap the reverse sweep to the boundary. Spectacular shot. 44 needed from 12 balls.

    Bangladesh 152/1 - Haque 71*(24), Islam 35*(10), Dockrell 2-0-34-0

    Cusack has the ball for the penultimate over.

    8.1 - Three - Scooped off middle stump down to fine leg. It doesn't make the boundary and they run three. Boundary needed.
    8.2 - Three - Should have done better with that. A short ball waist height and he can't find the boundary. Three runs.
    8.3 - Three - Three's all over the show here as this time Islam cuts over point.
    8.4 - SIX - BOOM BOOM BOOM. That is a big hit, not just in size but in importance. He clears his front leg and mows it miles over deep midwicket. 27 needed from 8 balls.
    8.5 - Two - The run rate is climbing. Two into the leg side. They need boundaries, badly.
    8.6 - FOUR - There's the boundary. Short, slapped off the back foot through midwicket and away for four. 21 from 6 now. Down to you Islam.

    Mooney is brought back for the final over. He has a wicket to his name.

    9.1 - SIX - What a start! Short and just helped on it's way over the leg side boundary. Massive boundary for Bangladesh. Just 15 from 5 now, three a ball.
    9.2 - Three - He doesn't get hold of this but it flies into the leg side and they scamper three. It brings up Islam's fifty, it's just 14 balls.
    9.3 - SIX - That could be the game. He's waiting on the back foot and hooks it comfortably over the rope. Six from three now. Haque needs eight for an incredible century.
    9.4 - SIX - He's done it in one. Short on the off side this time and he swings hard. The flashing blade sends it into the stands and the Bangladeshi batsmen go mental. Incredible win with two balls to spare. Haque ends with 98.

    Bangladesh 194/1 - Haque 98*(30), Islam 50*(14), Mooney 1.4-0-43-1

    Bangladesh win by 9 wickets with 2 balls remaining.
     
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    Have played a bit of World Domination but never heard of Stick Cricket Premier League. Afaik, it does not generate commentary or does it now somehow?​
     
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    treva
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    Stick Cricket Premier League is an app on Apple store and Android which is basically an IPL version. I'm actually using the all-star slog and batting for both sides, pausing after every ball to write my own commentary.
     
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    You're doing a great job writing the commentary on your own. Thumps up for you.
     
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    England vs West Indies


    Toss
    England win the toss and decide to bat.

    Teams
    England: Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, James Anderson.
    West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Devon Thomas, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kemar Roach.

    Commentary

    So England bat first with Cook and Bell striding out to the middle to face the new ball. Kemar Roach will steam in for the first over.

    0.1 - SIX - Well that's how to start a match. Short, at the body and Cook just clatters it deep into the leg side for a six first ball.
    0.2 - FOUR - Full and straight, angling into the leg stump and Cook loves it there. He clips it in front of square and it races away for four.
    0.3 - FOUR - This is even more leg side and this time Cook just helps it on his way down to fine leg.
    0.4 - SIX - Classy, very classy. This time there is no swing from Roach into Cook and he just drills a cover drive all the way over the rope.
    0.5 - SIX - This is short and punished wide outside the off stump. Cook's favourite shot hands him his third six of the over.
    0.6 - SIX - SIX MORE! That's three in a row. He hoiks this from middle stump over the midwicket boundary and that takes the over total to 32. Excellent start from Cook.

    England 32/0 - Cook 32*(6), Bell 0*(0), Roach 1-0-32-0

    Jason Holder will take the ball from the other end.

    1.1 - SIX - Bell wastes no time getting himself in, flicking a full ball off his pads and high into the stands.
    1.2 - FOUR - Full and straight again, this time Bell hits it all along the floor through midwicket. That's eight boundaries from eight balls!
    1.3 - SIX - Blink and you'll miss it. Short ball from Holder and it is dispatched by Bell high and long for yet another six. This is wonderful to watch.
    1.4 - OUT - Now that's a come back! Holder goes short again and it's a vicious ball, smacking Bell on the chin. The ball clatters off his face and onto the stumps as Bell hits the deck. West Indies have their first wicket.

    Bell - Bowled (Holder) - 16(4)

    Trott comes out. As usual, he takes his time taking guard.

    1.5 - SIX - Seems that ball was just a blip. Trott continues the trend of England batsmen hitting their first ball for six as he gets hold of a hook shot and watches it fly high into the crowd.
    1.6 - FOUR - This time he pulls in front of square, the ball not getting up as high as the previous two, but he still finds the gap and it races away for four.

    England 58/1 - Cook 32*(6), Trott 10*(2), Holder 1-0-26-1

    Roach continues.

    2.1 - Three - Cook goes big once more but he gets it high on the bat and the ball loops down to wide long on for three.
    2.2 - FOUR - Beautiful shot from Trott. He times a cut shot to perfection and it's at the boundary in the blink of an eye.
    2.3 - Dot - That's much better from Roach. The ball is back of a length but it moves after pitching and beats Trott outside the off stump.
    2.4 - SIX - This one doesn't move at all and it's pulled high over deep square leg for another six.
    2.5 - Two - Short again but Trott doesn't time this at all. In fact he almost gets this off the back of the bat and instead of flying into the leg side it trickles away on the off.
    2.6 - Dot - Great finish from Roach who claws things back with this over. Again the swing does for Trott as he gets nowhere near it.

    England 73/1 - Cook 35*(7), Trott 22*(7), Roach 2-0-47-0
     
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  13. Samuels Rally Round The West Indies

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    Its T10 cricket! Should have included Jerome Taylor and Kevon Cooper in the Windies side who excel in this type of cricket.
     
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    Holder will also continue. He'll want another wicket desperately.

    3.1 - Two - Short ball which is helped on its way down to fine leg for two.
    3.2 - FOUR - You really cannot bowl there to Cook. It's angled onto his pads and he clips it away for four through midwicket.
    3.3 - Three - This is a good ball. It hits the pitch and stops on Cook. He goes through with the shot anyway and skies it high into the leg side. It doesn't go to a fielder, however, and they run three.
    3.4 - SIX - That is clattered by Trott. He is expecting the short ball and clears his front leg before swatting it flat over backward point.
    3.5 - OUT - Holder does it again. Hit for six, wicket next ball. This time Trott plays on, the ball not bouncing as high as he expected and hitting the bottom edge of the bat.

    Trott - Bowled (Holder) - 28(9)

    Joe Root is in.

    3.6 - Two - He goes for the same ball again and Root helps it on it's way for two.

    England 90/2 - Cook 44*(10), Root 2*(1), Holder 2-0-43-2

    Darren Sammy comes into the attack.

    4.1 - Three - Leg side from Sammy and Cook gets this really fine. Three more.
    4.2 - SIX - I doubt many players have slog swept Darren Sammy but Joe Root just has and it pays off big time. Big six over midwicket from the young English batsman.
    4.3 - Three - He replies with a short ball but it isn't well directed. Root can't find the middle and it runs away for three.
    4.4 - SIX - Fifty for Cook, the fastest in the tournament so far. He smashes this, pulling off the front foot and it travels all the way. His fifty took just 12 balls.
    4.5 - FOUR - No need for power with this shot, just timing. He clips it leg side once more and the ball flies off the middle. Cook looks really, really good.
    4.6 - Three - Again leg side, the West Indian bowlers really aren't bowling in the right areas. Only three this time thanks to a good bit of fielding.

    England 115/2 - Cook 60*(14), Root 11*(3), Sammy 1-0-25-0

    Here's the spin of Sunil Narine.

    5.1 - Three - Short from Narine to begin with and Cook swivels on it and turns it leg side for three runs.
    5.2 - Dot - Turn for Narine who beats Root outside the off stump. Much needed dot ball.
    5.3 - FOUR - Cut away as Narine drags down once again. No chance for the fielder in the deep.
    5.4 - Dot - Slog sweep from Root but he doesn't get any bat on it and it goes through to the keeper.
    5.5 - Three - This is impressive bowling from Narine. Very full this time, almost Yorker length, and Root manages to slap it away for three.
    5.6 - Dot - Three dots in the over as Narine drags the run rate right down. Superb bowling.

    England 125/2 - Cook 63*(16), Root 18*(7), Narine 1-0-10-0

    More spin, this time from that man, Chris Gayle.

    6.1 - FOUR - Too much width for Root and he swats this away behind point for a boundary.
    6.2 - Dot - Spin is doing the trick here for the West Indies as Root can't get a turning ball from Gayle off the wicket.
    6.3 - SIX - Much better for England. Root is given more width and he manages to get this all the way for six on the off side. Brilliant hit.
    6.4 - FOUR - Root uses his feet for this one and lifts it back over Gayle's head. The fielder at long off tries to get round but it bounces over the boundary for four.
    6.5 - Dot - England missing out on crucial boundaries at the moment. No spin from Gayle but it beats the edge.
    6.6 - FOUR - Takeaway the dot balls and it's a good over as Root pulls this through midwicket for four. The run rate has dipped significantly during these middle overs.

    England 143/2 - Cook 63*(16), Root 36*(13), Gayle 1-0-18-0
     
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    Unsurprisingly Narine will bowl again.

    7.1 - Dot - He's bowled another dot, this time with one that goes straight on past Cook's edge.
    7.2 - Two - Worked into the leg side for two. England are finding it very hard to get Narine away.
    7.3 - FOUR - He drops short and Cook's eyes light up. He has time to go across his stumps and pull this away for four.
    7.4 - SIX - Really good batting. Cook looks as if he is going to charge Narine who drops it short in response. Cook rocks back in his crease and dispatches it flat for six over midwicket.
    7.5 - FOUR - He goes off side this time and it seems Cook has finally got the hang of Narine's variations. It's floated very full outside off and he leans into a cover drive, barely running as it flies to the boundary.
    7.6 - OUT - Just as I say Cook is getting the hand of Narine he is out. Straight ball, Cook gets down to sweep but misses and is trapped plumb in front. Deserved wicket for Narine, who finishes his spell.

    Cook - LBW (Narine) - 79(22)

    England 159/3 - Root 36*(13), Morgan 0*(0) Narine 2-0-26-1

    Eoin Morgan is the new man in. Another over for Gayle.

    8.1 - Two - Root hasn't been completely fluent today and that's shown by this shot, which he tries to cut but gets an under edge for two.
    8.2 - OUT - Spin has changed this game. Root tries to pull this into the leg side and the fielder at midwicket takes a great diving catch.

    Root - Caught (Sammy) Bowled (Gayle) - 38(15)

    Buttler in. Two batsmen on zero are at the crease.

    8.3 - SIX - No problems for Buttler first up. Gayle tosses it up and Buttler slogs this for six. Very clean strike.
    8.4 - Two - He doesn't time this at all however. He's looking leg side but it skews away to off.
    8.5 - Three - England need boundaries if they want a very testing score, and this doesn't cut it. Buttler tries to but it rolls to backward point for three.
    8.6 - FOUR - Elegant shot from Morgan who plays this through the covers, all the way along the ground, beating the fielders in the deep.

    England 176/4 - Morgan 4*(1), Buttler 11*(3), Gayle 2-0-35-1

    Sammy brings himself back on for the final over.

    9.1 - Three - Pulled into the leg side by Buttler but it's well stopped on the boundary.
    9.2 - SIX - Morgan plays an identical shot to his first, only this time he goes aerial and it sails over the rope for six. England will want a couple more of those.
    9.3 - Three - Lofted into the leg side. They scramble three, just.
    9.4 - SIX - That is BIG! Sammy strays onto Buttler's pad and he smashes this square into the top tier of the stands. Pure power and timing.
    9.5 - FOUR - Sammy is forced to bowl this short and it still gets punished, driven off the back foot through cover for a four. One ball left.
    9.6 - FOUR - Buttler ends with a third boundary in a row, this time cutting away behind square. Good knock from him as he gets England past 200.

    England 202/4 - Morgan 13*(3), Buttler 28*(7), Sammy 2-0-51-0

     
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