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West Indies vs England Cricket Series 2008-09Schedule
- Wed, 4 - Sun, 8 February 2009: West Indies v England 1st Test at Jamaica
- Fri, 13 - Tue, 17 February 2009: West Indies v England 2nd Test at Antigua
- Sun, 15 - Thu, 19 February 2009: West Indies v England 3rd Test at St John's
- Thu, 26 Feb - Mon, 2 March 2009: West Indies v England 4th Test at Barbados
- Fri, 6 - Tue, 10 March 2009: West Indies v England 5th Test at Trinidad
- Sun, 15 March 2009: West Indies v England Twenty20 at Trinidad
- Fri, 20 March 2009: West Indies v England 1st ODI at Guyana
- Sun, 22 March 2009: West Indies v England 2nd ODI at Guyana
- Fri, 27 March 2009: West Indies v England 3rd ODI at Barbados
- Sun, 29 March 2009: West Indies v England 4th ODI at Barbados
- Fri, 03 April 2009(D/N): West Indies v England 5th ODI at St Lucia
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WI v ENG, 5th ODI, St Lucia: England beats West Indies by 26 runs, wins ODI series (ENG 3:2)
Apr 03, 2009All-rounder Andrew Flintoff's hat trick in a career-best 5-19 piloted England to a 26-run win against West Indies and victory in the one-day international cricket series at Beausejour Stadium on Friday.
England earned its first one-day series triumph in the Caribbean by 3-2 from 2-1 down. In a rain-shortened match, England, on the back of a top score of 48 from Kevin Pietersen, totalled 172-5 off 29 overs.
Opener Ravi Bopara contributed 44 while Paul Collingwood with 35 not out and Matt Prior on 25 not out beefed up the innings towards the end. Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn took 2-23 and medium pacer Kieron Pollard claimed 2-31.
Once West Indies lost captain Chris Gayle for a duck, the host was always under pressure. It eventually folded for 146 all out off 28 overs.
WI v ENG, 5th ODI, St Lucia: England 172-5 (29.0 overs) beat West Indies 146 (28.0 overs) by 26 runs
WI v ENG, 4th ODI, Barbados: England beat West Indies by 9 wickets (ENG 2:2)
Mar 29, 2009Andrew Strauss gathered 79 from 61 balls to lead England to a nine-wicket victory under the Duckworth-Lewis Method over West Indies in the rain-affected fourth ODI at Kensington Oval on Sunday.
Fortune and the D/L Method again smiled on England, following a two-hour long delay for rain which left the tourists with a victory target of 135 from 20 overs. They got over the line with nine balls to spare, when Strauss guided Dwayne Bravo to third man for his ninth four.
The result means the series is now tied 2-2 and sets up a thrilling conclusion on Friday at the Beausejour Cricket Ground in St. Lucia, if the West Indies players back down from their threat to strike in protest to outstanding issues with the West Indies Cricket Board. The rain started during the interval between innings, after England sent West Indies in to bat and the home team made 239 for nine from 50 overs.
WI v ENG, 4th ODI, Barbados: England 136-1 (18.3 overs) beat West Indies 239-9 (50.0 overs) by 9 wickets (D/L)
WI v ENG, 3rd ODI, Barbados: West Indies beat England by 8 wickets (WI 2:1)
Mar 27, 2009Captain Chris Gayle slammed eight sixes and five fours in a swashbuckling 80 off 43 balls as West Indies romped to an eight-wicket win over England in the third one-day cricket international on Friday.
Gayle's powerful display helped West Indies race to a modest Duckworth/Lewis victory target of 117-2 in just 14.4 overs and take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
Earlier, allrounder Dwayne Bravo claimed a career-best 4-19 to help skittle England for 117 all out off 41.3 overs at Kensington Oval. Fast bowler Fidel Edwards made the initial strikes and claimed 3-28 as the home team strangled England on a pacy pitch.
Kieron Pollard (2-16) and Lionel Baker (1-21) offered fine support while Darren Sammy conceded just 19 runs off his nine overs. Allrounder Dimitri Mascarenhas topscored for England with 36 off 76 balls.
A light interruption for rain reduced the match to 44 overs each and meant that West Indies' Duckworth/Lewis recalculated target to win was one run less at exactly 117. The fourth game is at the same ground on Sunday.
WI v ENG, 3rd ODI, Barbados: West Indies 117-2 (14.5 overs) beat England 117 (41.3 overs) by 8 wickets (D/L)
WI v ENG, 2nd ODI, Guyana: Windies level after Chanderpaul ton (WI 1:1)
Mar 22, 2009Shivnarine Chanderpaul returned to his Guyanese home and delivered a brilliant century to ensure West Indies made amends for their embarrassing opening defeat in the one-day series.
Ever since coach John Dyson called in his batsmen for bad light on Friday evening, wrongly believing his side were ahead on the Duckworth Lewis tables, West Indies cricket has struggled to cope with the humiliation of such a blunder.
But Chanderpaul made the most of a reprieve on 27 to hit a brilliant 112 off 126 balls and restore West Indies' pride by securing an emphatic 21-run victory which levelled the five-match series at 1-1 with three to play.
WI v ENG, 2nd ODI, Guyana: West Indies 264-8 (50.0 overs) beat England 243 (48.2 overs) by 21 runs
WI v ENG, 1st ODI, Guyana: England beat West Indies by one run (ENG 1:0)
Mar 20, 2009West Indies handed England a victory by 1 run on the Duckworth/Lewis method after a miscalculation by coach John Dyson at the end of an absorbing first ODI on Friday.
The home team, advised by Dyson, took an offer of bad light from the umpires at 244-7 off 46.2 overs as it chased England's 270-7 off 50 overs. At that stage, England was ahead by one run on the complicated Duckworth/Lewis calculation to decide interrupted matches.
Earlier, England's total was built around half centuries from Paul Collingwood (69) and Owais Shah (62).
Pollard claimed 2-46 with his medium pace while Bravo took 2-65. The second match of the series is at the same venue on Sunday.
WI v ENG, 1st ODI, Guyana: England 270-7 (50.0 overs) beat West Indies 244-7 (46.2 overs) by 1 run (D/L)
WI v ENG, Twenty20, Trinidad: Sarwan steers West Indies to six-wicket win over England
Mar 15, 2009An inspired performance by Ramnaresh Sarwan steered the West Indies to a comfortable six-wicket victory over England in their one-off Twenty20 match at the Queen's Park Oval on Sunday.
Sarwan helped run out two England players and then hit a fine 59 to spur the West Indies to 123-4 off 18 overs, finishing with 12 balls remaining, in reply to the visitors' modest 121 all out off 19.1 overs. Opener Steve Davies, on his international debut, topscored for England with 27. But Sulieman Benn took 3-24 and a total of three run outs caused England's innings to stutter.
There was also a wicket apiece for Lionel Baker (1-12), Darren Sammy (1-14), Fidel Edwards (1-18) and Dwayne Bravo (1-34). The West Indies lost an early wicket but Sarwan, the standout batsman in the preceding test series, guided his side to victory.
Having already engineered the runouts of Gareth Batty and Dimitri Mascarenhas, the 28-year-old right-hander lashed four fours and two sixes off 46 balls before he fell with the victory in sight. Lendl Simmons contributed a level-headed 23 not out while Kieron Pollard (4 not out) ended the match with a boundary.
WI v ENG, Twenty20, Trinidad: West Indies 123-4 (18.0 overs) beat England 121 (19.1 overs) by 6 wickets
WI v ENG, 5th Test, Trinidad: West Indies clings to a draw, wins series (WI 1:0)
Mar 10, 2009Denesh Ramdin and Fidel Edwards engineered a miraculous escape for the West Indies to earn a nail-biting draw on the last day of the fifth and final Test match.
England needed to win the Test to level the series 1-1, but the Windies hung on for a nail-biting draw, as England's bowlers failed to take the last two wickets. The day started with England chasing runs in order to give their bowlers a chance to bowl out the opposition. Captain Andrew Strauss declared at lunch on 237-6, after Kevin Pietersen had made 102.
The West Indies were given a target of 215 in two sessions to win - and after losing three wickets before tea - it became a question of whether England could take the remaining seven wickets they needed to win the match.
WI v ENG, 5th Test, Trinidad: West Indies 544 & 114-8 drew with England 546-6 & 237-6
WI v ENG, 4th Test, Barbados: Cook hits century to guide England to draw (WI 1:0)
Mar 03, 2009Opener Alastair Cook cracked a career-best 139 not out Monday as the fourth cricket Test between England and the West Indies fizzled out to a tame draw on the fifth and final day at Kensington Oval.
Left-hander Cook notched his eighth Test century and Kevin Pietersen added an unfussed 72 not out as the visitors comfortably saw off the West Indies' pursuit of a series-clinching victory. The home team carries a 1-0 lead into the fifth and final Test in Trinidad beginning Friday.
England coasted to 279-2 before captain Andrew Strauss' declaration ended a match in which a total of 1,628 runs were scored for the loss of just 17 wickets. Strauss admitted that the conditions made an outright result difficult.
WI v ENG, 4th Test, Barbados: West Indies 749-9 drew with England 600-6 & 279-2
WI v ENG, 3rd Test, St John's: West Indies drew with England (WI 1:0)
Feb 19, 2009West Indies drew with England on a thrilling last day of the third test at Antigua Recreation Ground on Thursday.
West Indies, set an improbable 503 for victory, finished at 370-9 but the tailenders held out the English for the entire last session, and in fading light for the last half-hour.
England twice declared at 566-9 and 221-8, while West Indies scored 285 in its first innings. West Indies won the first test in Jamaica by an innings and 23 runs, and the second was abandoned as a draw on Friday when the outfield was deemed dangerous at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
The fourth test starts on Feb. 26 at Bridgetown, Barbados.
WI v ENG, 3rd Test, St John's: West Indies 285 & 370-9 drew with England 566-9 & 221-8
WI v ENG, 2nd Test, Antigua: Second test abandoned due to poor outfield (WI 1:0)
Feb 14, 2009The second Test between England and West Indies was abandoned after just 10 balls because of a dangerous outfield.
Only 45 minutes of action was possible at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground before play was called off with England at 7-0 in their first innings. The second Test will be recorded as an abandoned match with the game on Sunday to be considered as the third Test of what is now a five-match series. The ARG hosted 21 Tests between 1981 and 2006 before the Sir Vivian Richards Ground replaced it two years ago ahead of the World Cup.
West Indies bowlers constantly struggled to keep their feet on the soft SVRG outfield which had been smothered in layers of sand after heavy rain.
England captain Andrew Strauss, who was on six when play was abandoned, believes the Antigua Recreation Ground would be safer.
In the 2007 World Cup, the game between the West Indies and Australia was played over two days because of rain with ground staff mopping up the outfield by treading down on small squares of sponge.
In 1998, the first Test against England in Kingston was called off after less than an hour's play after both captains agreed that the pitch was unfit for play.
West Indies lead this series 1-0 after they bowled out England for their third-lowest total in Tests of 51 in the second innings at Kingston.
WI v ENG, 2nd Test, Antigua: England 7-0 (1.4 overs) v West Indies match abandoned
WI v ENG, 1st Test, Jamaica: West Indies demolish England by innings and 23 runs (WI 1:0)
Feb 08, 2009West Indies bowled England for 51 to sweep to an incredible win by an innings and 23 runs just before tea on the fourth day Saturday of the opening cricket Test.
Fast bowler Jerome Taylor claimed a career-best 5-11 on a lifeless pitch in helping to dismiss England for its third lowest total in 132 years of Tests.
Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn snared 4-31 as England was crushed in front of an ecstatic and stunned 10,000-strong crowd that included Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, who celebrated with the players on Sabina Park.
West Indies completed its first innings only in the morning at 392 for a 74-run lead. Then the unexpected dramatic ending began as West Indies sent the England batsmen back to the pavilion almost as soon as they walked out. Andrew Flintoff was the only player to score more than 10, with 24.
The second of four Tests starts on Friday in Antigua.