ICC T20 World Cup | England vs West Indies highlights: ENG win by 6 wickets

Defending champions West Indies face England at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It is the 14th Match of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021. Stay tuned to DH for all the live updates from the match.
  • 22:16

    A horrible start for the defending champions West Indies in the T20 World Cup and a brilliant one for England. Eoin Morgan and his men would be relieved with this win as they had not managed to win against the West Indies in the T20 World Cup. West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard would want his team to put this loss behind them and focus on their four remaining matches. Next, West Indies take on South Africa and Englandface Bangladesh.

    That would be all from the coverage of this match. Join us tomorrow, good bye for now!

  • 22:12

    Captain quotes from post match presentation

    Kieron Pollard, West Indies captain: 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 an 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.

    Eoin Morgan, England captain: 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 about the Net Run Rate and hence held back Malan, we wanted guys to go after the bowling, but that was difficult today on that pitch.

  • 22:01

    Player of the Match

    England's Mooen Ali wins the Player of the Match award for his spell of 4-1-17-2.

    Moeen Ali:A catch like that gives you a bit of confidence, I think it settled my nerves a bit," 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.

  • 21:53

    ENG 56/4 after 8.2 overs.

    Kieron Pollard to bowl the ninth over.

    8.1Pollard to Buttler, 2 runs, slow good length ball wide of off stump, Buttler cuts the ball through backward point for a couple of runs.

    8.2Pollard to Buttler, FOUR! Short ball on off stump, Buttler pulls and sends the ball to square-leg for a bounadry. England win the match, this is the first time England have won a T20 World Cup match against West Indies.

  • 21:48

    ENG 50/4 after 8 overs.

    McCoy to bowl the eigth over.

    7.1McCoy to Buttler, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Buttler dabs the ball down to third-man for a single.

    7.2McCoy to Morgan, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Morgan goes back and punches the ball down to mid-on for a sharp single.

    7.3McCoy to Buttler, 1 run, slow fuller ball wide of off stump, Buttler drives the ball through extra-cover for a single.

    7.4McCoy to Morgan, FOUR! Short ball wide of off stump, Morgan pulls and sends the ball flying to square-leg, Haden Walsh jr, puts a great dive to pull off of a catch but he cannot and he diverts the ball over the boundary rope.

    7.5McCoy to Morgan, no run, slow full ball on off stump, Morgan pushes the ball back to the bowler.

    7.6McCoy to Morgan, no run, slow back of the length ball on leg stump, Morgan goes for a pull but fails to connect and the ball flies to the keeper.

  • 21:38

    ENG 43/3 after 6 overs.

    Hosein to bowl the seventh over.

    6.1Hosein to Livingstone, WICKET! CAUGHT AND BOWLED!!!!! WHAT A CATCH! ONE THE BEST YOU CAN SEE!!!! Good length ball on off stump, Livingstone plays a soft front foot dive, the ball takes a thick leading edge and flies wide of Hosein, the spinner puts a full stretched dive to his right and pulls of a stunning catch, but the on-field umpires are not sure about how clean the catch is and they have referred the call for the TV Umpire with the soft signal as OUT! The Third Umpire feels that the catch was clean and Livingstone has been declared OUT!!!!

    Livingstone c and b Akeal Hosein 1(2)

    Eoin Morgan walks out to bat.

    6.2 Hosein to Morgan,1 run, full ball on off stump, Morgan drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

    6.3Hosein to Buttler, 1 run, short ball bowled wide of off stump, Buttler cuts the ball through cover for a single.

    6.4 Hosein to Morgan, 1 run, fullish ball on off stump, Morgan drives the ball down to long-on for another single.

    6.5Hosein to Buttler, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Buttler thumps the ball through cover for yet another single.

    6.6Hosein to Morgan, no run, good length ball on off stump, Morgan nudges the ball to the leg side.

  • 21:30

    ENG 39/3 after 6 overs.

    McCoy to bowl the sixth over.

    5.1McCoy to Buttler, 2 runs, short ball wide of off stump, Buttler drives the ball through backward point for a couple of runs.

    5.2McCoy to Buttler, WICKET! RUN OUT!Good length ball on off stump, Buttler dabs the ball to the fielder at short third-man, Moeen sets off for a single but Buttler has not moved from the crease, Moeen is half-way down the pitch and then has to turn back, Ewin Lewis gets rid of the ball and returns the ball back to McCoy, the bowler removes the bails and Moeen is short of his ground.

    Moeen Ali run out (Lewis/Obed McCoy) 3(4)

    Liam Livingstone walks out to bat.

    5.3 McCoy to Buttler, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Buttler works the ball to the leg side.

    5.4McCoy to Buttler, no run, slow good length ball on off stump, Buttler goes for a scoop but then leaves the ball for the keeper.

    OH NO IT IS A NO BALL AS McCOY HAS OVESTEPEPD!

    FREE HIT!

    5.3McCoy to Buttler, 1 run, slow full ball on off stump, Buttler slogs the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    5.5McCoy to Livingstone, 1run, back of the length ball on off stump, Livingstone dabs the ball down to third-man for a single.

    5.6McCoy to Buttler, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Buttler guides the ball to the leg side.

  • 21:26

    ENG 34/2 after 5 overs.

    Hosein to bowl the fifth over.

    4.1Hosein to Bairstow, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow full ball on off and middle stump, Bairstow plays a front foot straight drive but with soft hands, the ball lobs in the direction of the spinner and Hosein dives forward and completes a fine catch of his own bowling.

    Bairstow c and b Akeal Hosein 9(6)

    Moeen Ali walks out to bat.

    4.2 Hosein to Moeen, no run, good length ball around middle and leg, Moeen works the ball to the leg side.

    4.3Hosein to Moeen, no run,good length ball on off stump, Moeen pushes the ball to cover.

    4.4Hosein to Moeen, 2 runs, good length ball on middle and leg, Moeen helps the ball down to fine-leg for a couple of runs.

    4.5Hosein to Moeen, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Moeen plays the ball to square-leg for a single.

    4.6Hosein to Buttler, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle and leg, Buttler plays the ball to square-leg for a single.

  • 21:19

    ENG 29/1 after 4 overs.

    Buttler to bowl the fourth over.

    3.1Buttler to Roy, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow good length ball on middle stump, Roy looks to work the ball to the leg side but chips the ball straight to Chris Gayle at short mid-wicket.

    Roy c Gayle b Rampaul 11(10)

    Jonny Bairstow walks out to bat.

    3.2 Rampaul to Bairstow, no run, slow full ball on off stump, Bairstow nudges the ball to the leg side.

    3.3Rampaul to Bairstow, no run, slow full ball on off stump, Bairstow plays a textbook front foot defensive shot.

    3.4Rampaul to Bairstow, FOUR! Half-volley on off stump, Bairstow drives the ball straight down the ground for a boundary.

    3.5Rampaul to Bairstow, FOUR MORE! Good length ball wide of off stump, Bairstow leans and cracks the ball through cover for a boundary.

    3.6Rampaul to Bairstow, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Bairstow tucks the ball on the leg side for a single.

  • 21:15

    ENG 21/0 after 3 overs.

    Hosein to bowl the third over.

    2.1Hosein to Roy, SIX! Fullish ball wide of off stump, an inside-out shot and Roy thumps the ball over extra-cover for a maximum!

    2.2Hosein to Roy, 1 run, short flat ball, Roy drives the ball down to long-off for a single.

    2.3 Hosein to Buttler, 1 run, back of the length ball on off stump, Buttler pumps the ball to cover, a misfield allows Buttler to complete a single.

    2.4Hosein to Roy, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Roy drives the ball through cover and settles for a single.

    2.5Hosein to Buttler, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Buttler nudges the ball to mid-wicket for another single.

    2.6Hosein to Roy, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Roy works the ball to square-leg for yet another single.

  • 21:09

    ENG 10/0 after 2 overs.

    Ravi Rampaul to bowl the second over.

    1.1 Rampaul to Roy, no run, good length ball on off stump, Roy defends the ball to cover.

    1.2 Rampaul to Roy, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Roy edges the ball and the ball falls short of the man at backward point.

    1.3Rampaul to Roy, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Roy plays a gentle push to mid-on for a single.

    1.4Rampaul to Roy, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Roy dabs the ball to backward point.

    1.5Rampaul to Roy, FOUR! Full ball wide of off stump, Roy drives the ball and lashes the ball through backward point for a boundary.

    1.6Rampaul to Roy, no run, slow good length ball on off stump, Roy goes back and works the ball to the fielder at short third-man.

  • 21:05

    ENG 5/0 after 1 over.

    Akeal Hoseinto bowl the first over of the inning.

    0.1Hoseinto Roy, no run, full ball on off stump, Roy pushes the ball to cover.

    0.2Hoseinto Roy, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Roy drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

    0.3Hoseinto Buttler, no run, good length ball on off stump, Buttler dabs the ball to backward point.

    0.4Hoseinto Buttler, FOUR! Fuller ball wide of off stump, Buttler drives the ball wide of off stump for a boundary.

    0.5Hoseinto Buttler, no run, full ball on off stump, Buttler drives the ball to mid-off.

    0.6Hoseinto Buttler, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Buttler goes back and blocks the ball.

  • 21:03

    Welcome back for the second half of the match. The players and the umpires are back on the field. Jos Buttler and Jason Roy are the two batters opening the innings for England.

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  • 20:45

    WI 55 all-out after 14.2 overs.

    Rashid to bowl the fifteenth over.

    14.1Rashid to Rampaul, no run, good length ball on off stump, Rampaul leaves the ball for the keeper.

    14.2Rashid to Rampaul, WICKET! CLEAN BOWLED! Good length ball on off stump, Rampaul goes for a slog but misses, the ball spins back in and hits the stumps.

    Rampaul b Adil Rashid 3(8)

  • 20:39

    WI 55/9 after 14 overs.

    Mills to bowl the fourteenth over.

    13.1Mills to Rampaul, 1 run, good length ball wide of off stump, Rampaul dabs the ball through backward point for a single.

    13.2Mills to Hosein, 2 runs, short and wide, Hosein cuts the ball through cover for a couple of runs.

    13.3Mills to Hosein, no run, slow short ball wide of off stump, a swing and a miss from Hosein.

    13.4Mills to Hosein, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Hosein works the ball down to mid-on for a single.

    13.5Mills to Rampaul, no run, good length ball around off stump, Rampaul looks to defend the ball but the ball swings away and beats the edge of the bat.

    13.6Mills to Rampaul, 1 run, slow good length ball on off stump, Rampaul pushes the ball to cover and darts to the other end for a sharp single.

  • 20:33

    WI 50/9 after 13 overs.

    Rashid to bowl the thirteenth over.

    12.1Rashid to Pollard, WICKET! CAUGHT! LAZY SHOT FROM POLLARD! Fullish ball on middle and leg, Pollard brings his front leg forward and slogs the ball, there is not enough power behind the shot and the ball lobs straight to Jonny Bairstow at long-on.

    Pollard c Bairstow b Adil Rashid 6(14)

    Obed McCoy walks out to bat.

    12.2 Rashid to McCoy, WICKET! ANOTHER LAZY SHOT! Full ball on middle stump, McCOy goes for a big shot and holes an easy catch to Jason Roy at long-on.

    Obed McCoy c Roy b Adil Rashid 0(1)

    Ravi Rampaul walks out to bat.

    Rashid is on a hat-trick!

    12.3 Rashid to Rampaul, no run, good length ball on off stump, the ball spins and beats the edge of the bat.

    12.4Rashid to Rampaul, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Rampaul leaves the ball for the keeper.

    12.5Rashid to Rampaul, 1 run, back of the length ball on off stump, Rampaul works the ball to the leg side for a single.

    12.6 Rashid toHosein, no run, full ball on off stump, Hosein defends.

  • 20:28

    WI 49/7 after 12 overs.

    Mills to bowl the twelfth over.

    11.1Mills to Hosein, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Hosein goes back and tucks the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

    11.2 Mills to Pollard, 1 run, slow good length ball on off stump, Pollard works the ball to point and takes another single.

    11.3Mills to Hosein, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Hosein drives the ball through cover and takes the third single of the over.

    11.4 Mills to Pollard, 1 run, fuller ball on leg stump, Pollard guides the ball to square-leg and completes the fourth single in as many deliveries.

    11.5Mills to Hosein, no run, slow good length ball wide of off stump, the ball takes the under edge of the bat and rolls back to Buttler.

    11.6Mills to Hosein, no run, good length ball on off stump, the ball nips back in and hits the pads, there is a slight appeal from Mills but the appeal is turned down.

  • 20:23

    WI 45/7 after 11 overs.

    Adil Rashid to bowl the eleventh over.

    10.1Rashid to Russell, WICKET! CLEAN BOWLED! WHAT A BALL! Good length ball on middle and off stump, the ball spins back in sharply, Russell tries to play a front foot defensive shot but the ball goes through the big gap between the pad and bat to hit the stumps.

    Russell b Adil Rashid 0(2)

    Akeal Hosein walks out to bat

    10.2 Rashid to Hosein, no run, full ball wide of off stump, Hosein pushes the ball to cover.

    10.3Rashid to Hosein, no run, full ball on off stump, Hosein plays the ball back to Rashid.

    10.4Rashid to Hosein, no run, full ball wide of off stump, Hosein edges the ball to point.

    10.5Rashid to Hosein, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, the ball raps on the pads and goes to the leh side.

    10.6Rashid to Hosein, 1 run, full ball wide of off stump, Hosein drives the ball to mid-off for a single.

  • 20:22

  • 20:17

    WI 44/6 after 10 overs.

    Jordan to bowl the tenth over.

    9.1Jordan to Pollard, 2 runs, short ball on middle and leg, Pollard nudges the ball to fine-leg for a couple of runs.

    9.2Jordan to Pollard, no run, full ball on middle and leg, the ball hits the pads and goes to the off side.

    9.3Jordan to Pollard, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, the ball raps on the pads and goes to the leg side.

    9.4Jordan to Pollard, no run, back of the length ball on middle and leg, the ball angles back in, the ball hits high on the pads and goes to the off side.

    9.5Jordan to Pollard, no run, slow back of the length ball on off stump, Pollard dabs the ball to backward point.

    9.6Jordan to Pollard, no run, short ball on off stump, Pollard leaves the ball for Jos Buttler.

  • 20:08

    WI 42/6 after 9 overs.

    Mills to bowl the ninth over.

    8.1 Mills to Pollard, WIDE! Short ball wide of off stump, Pollard leaves the ball for the keeper.

    8.1Mills to Pollard, 1 run, good length ball on middle stump, Pollard guides the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

    8.1Mills to Pooran, WIDE! Slow fuller ball fired way down the leg side.

    8.2Mills to Pooran, no run, good length ball on off stump, Pooran plays a rock-solid back foot defensive shot.

    8.3Mills to Pooran, no run, good length ball fired wide of off stump, Pooran flashes his blade to hit the ball through cover but the ball zips past the edge of the bat.

    8.4Mills to Pooran, no run, slow short ball wide of off stump, Pooran leaves the ball for the keeper.

    8.4Mills to Pooran, WIDE! THIRD WIDE OF THE OVER! Slow full ball fired down the leg side.

    8.5Mills to Pooran, WICKET! EDGE AND CAUGHT BEHIND! Good length ball wide of off stump, Pooran looks to drive the ball on the up, the ball takes a thick edge and flies into the gloves of Jos Buttler.

    Pooran c Buttler b Tymal Mills 1(9)

    Andre Russell walks out to bat.

    8.6 Mills to Russell, no run, good length ball wide of off stump, Russell looks to whack the ball but the ball beats the edge of the bat and goes to Jos Buttler.

  • 20:03

    WI 38/5 after 8 overs.

    Chris Jordan to bowl the eighth over.

    7.1Jordan to Bravo, FOUR! Short and wide ball from Jordan, Bravo rocks back and cuts the ball over backward point for a boundary.

    7.2Jordan to Bravo, WICKET! CAUGHT! WEST INDIES HAVE LOST HALF OF THE SIDE NOW! Good length ball on off stump, Bravo is cramped for room but Bravo cuts the ball and sends it straight into the hands of Bairstow at backward point.

    Dwayne Bravo c Bairstow b Jordan 5(5)

    Kieron Pollard walks out to bat

    7.3 Jordan to Pollard, no run, full ball wide of off stump, Pollard pushes the ball to cover.

    7.4 Jordan to Pollard, no run, full ball on middle stump, Pollard goes deep in the crease and blocks the ball.

    7.5Jordan to Pollard, no run, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, Pollard goes for a pull, the ball takes the inside edge and goes to the off side.

    7.6Jordan to Pollard, 1 run, fullish ball on off stump, Pollard guides the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

  • 19:59

    WI 33/4 after 7 overs.

    Moeen to bowl the seventh over.

    6.1Moeen to Pooran, no run, full ball fired on middle and leg, the ball raps on the pads and goes to the leg side.

    6.2Moeen to Pooran, no run, full ball on off stump, Pooran leans and defends.

    6.3Moeen to Pooran, no run, fullish ball on off stump, Pooran drives the ball back to Moeen.

    6.4Moeen to Pooran, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Pooran rocks back and hits the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    6.5Moeen to Bravo, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Bravo nudges the ball to the leg side for another single.

    6.6Moeen to Pooran, no run, good length ball on off stump, Pooran works the ball to the leg side.

  • 19:54

    WI 31/4 after 6 overs.

    TymalMills to bowl the sixth over.

    5.1 Mills to Gayle, no run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Gayle hits the ball to cover.

    5.2 Mills to Gayle, no run, short ball around off stump, Gayle goes on his back foot to cut the ball but fails to connect.

    5.3 Mills to Gayle, no run, pace off full on middle and leg, Gayle digs the ball to the fielder at short fine-leg.

    5.4Mills to Gayle, no run, short ball wide of off stump, a swing and a miss from Gayle.

    5.5 Mills to Gayle, FOUR! Short ball bowled wide of off stump, Gayle goes deep in the crease and thumps the ball over cover and gets a boundary.

    5.6 Mills to Gayle, WICKET! CAUGHT! WEST INDIES ARE IN BIG TROUBLE! Mills bowls short and a slightly slow, Gayle goes back and pulls the ball, the ball has not come from the meat of the bat and lobs high in the air, Malan runs back and completes a fine catch at mid-wicket.

    Gayle c Malan b Tymal Mills 13(13)

  • 19:49

    WI 27/3 after 5 overs.

    Moeen to bowl the fifth over.

    4.1Moeen to Hetmyer, FOUR! Full ball on middle and leg stump, Hetmyer steps forward and hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

    4.2Moeen to Hetmyer, FOUR MORE! Fullish ball wide of off stump, Hetmyer hits the ball over wide mid-off for another boundary.

    4.3Moeen to Hetmyer, no run, full ball on off stump, Hetmyer pushes the ball to cover.

    4.4Moeen to Hetmyer, WICKET! NEEDLESS SHOT FROM HETMYER! Good length ball on off stump, Hetmyer rocks back and pulls, the ball has not been timed well and the ball goes straight to Eoin Morgan at mid-on.

    Hetmyer c Morgan b Moeen Ali 9(9)

    Dwayne Bravo walks out to bat.

    4.5 Moeen to Bravo, no run, good length ball on off stump, Bravo defends the ball to cover.

    4.6Moeen to Bravo, no run, fullish ball on off stump, Bravo drives the ball back to Moeen.

  • 19:44

    WI 19/2 after 4 overs.

    Woakes to bowl the fourth over.

    3.1Woakes to Gayle, FOUR! Good length ball wide of off stump, Gayle punches the ball wide of the man at mid-off and fetches a boundary.

    3.2 Woakes to Gayle, FOUR MORE!Short and wide from Woakes and Gayle cuts the ball with great power and the ball blasts past point for a boundary.

    3.3 Woakes to Gayle, no run, slow good length ball around off stump, Gayle pushes the ball to cover.

    3.4Woakes to Gayle, no run, fuller ball on off stump, Gayle strides forward and drives the ball to cover.

    3.5Woakes to Gayle, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Gayle drives the ball to cover for a single.

    3.6Woakes to Hetmyer, 1 run, slow good length ball wide of off stump, Hetmyer drives the ball through cover for a run.

  • 19:41

    WI 9/2 after 3 overs.

    Moeen to bowl the third over.

    2.1Moeen to Simmons, no run, full ball on middle stump, Simmon pushes the ball back to the bowler.

    2.2Moeen to Simmons, WICKET! CAUGHT! Full ball on middle and leg, Simmons steps out and slogs the ball straight to Liam Livingstone at deep mid-wicket.

    Simmons c Livingstone b Moeen Ali 3(7)

    Shimron Hetmyer walks out to bat.

    2.3 Moeen to Hetmyer, no run, good length ball on off stump, Hetmyer defends.

    2.4Moeen to Hetmyer, no run, fullish ball on off stump, Hetmyer defends, the ball takes the inside edge and rolls to the leg side.

    2.5Moeen to Hetmyer, no run, full ball on off stump, Hetmyer strides forward and blocks the ball.

    2.6Moeen to Hetmyer, no run, back of the length ball on middle and leg, the ball brushes the pad and goes into the wicketkeeper's gloves.

  • 19:34

    WI 9/1 after 2 overs.

    Chris Woakes to bowl the second over.

    1.1 Woakes to Simmons, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Simmons works the ball to the leg side for a single.

    1.2 Woakes to Lewis,no run, good length ball around off stump, Lewis goes on his back foot and pushes the ball back to Woakes with a straight bat.

    1.3Woakes to Lewis, WICKET! ENGLAND DRAW FIRST BLOOD! Slow full ball on off stump, Lewis swings his bat, the batter is into his shot early and the ball balloons high in the air, Moeen Ali at mid-off runs backwards and takes a fine catch.

    Lewis c Moeen Ali b Woakes 6(5)

    Chris Gayle walks out to bat.

    1.4 Woakes to Simmons, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle stump, Simmons plays the ball to the leg side for a single.

    1.5 Woakes to Gayle, no run, good length ball wide of off stump, Gayle opens the face of the bat and guide the ball to the fielder at backward point.

    1.6 Woakes to Gayle, no run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Gayle lifts his bat and leaves the ball for the wicketkeeper.

  • 19:29

    WI 7/0 after 1 over.

    Moeen Ali to bowl the first over of the innings. Simmons is on strike.

    0.1 Moeen to Simmons, no run, full ball on off stump, Simmons drives the ball back to the bowler.

    0.2Moeen to Simmons, no run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Simmons rocks back and hits the ball to mid-off.

    0.3Moeen to Simmons, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle and leg, Simmons knocks the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

    0.4Moeen to Lewis, no run, full ball around off, Lewis steps forward and defends.

    0.5Moeen to Lewis, no run, short ball on off stump, Lewis manages to hit the ball to the fielder at cover.

    0.6Moeen to Lewis, SIX! Moeen goes full and Lewis swings his bat to thump the ball straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum!!!!

  • 19:27

    Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis, are the two openers for West Indies, and the two have made their way to the middle.

  • 19:21

    The match officials and the two teams are lining up for the national anthems. First, the anthem of the West Indies. After West Indies' anthem, the national anthem of England. The national antems of the two teams have been sung, it is time for cricket!

  • 19:13

    Pitch Report

    The pitch will offer assistance to both, the pacers as well as the spinners. There is less green grass on the pitch and more dry grass.

  • 19:09

    Teams

    West Indies: Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul

    England: Jos Buttler(w), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills

  • 19:06

    Captain quotes from toss

    Eoin Morgan, England captain: We will bowl first. Short side one side. Missing out are Billings, Willey, Curran, Wood.. Tymal Mills is playing. We get balance with Liam and Moeen, so gives us three seamers too.

    Kieron Pollard, West Indies captain:Not really a blow. Toss is 50-50. We would have bowled. Russell is fit. First World Cup for Pooran, McCoy. With the combination of our team we do not depend on Russell bowling 4 overs every game. Chris Gayle, legend for us. Looking forward to what we can do as a team more than individuals.

  • 19:00

    Toss

    England captain Eoin Morgan wins the toss and opts to field first.

  • 18:37

    Impact player for England

    Jonny Bairstow: Jonny Bairstow had a good first half of IPL 2021 for Sunrisers Hyderabad when he scored 248 runs at an average of 41.33,hitting two fifties. Bairstow has played 57 T20Is for England and scored 1143 runs at a strike rate of 137.05. IfBairstow gets going, then he becomes a difficult batter to stop.

  • 18:36

    Impact player for West Indies

    Andre Russell: Before he got injured, all-rounder Andre Russell was enjoying a decent run with Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021. The West Indian had scored 183 runs and picked 11 wickets. West Indies would be hoping that Russell is back at the top of his game.

  • 18:32

    Team News

    Ahead of their opening fixture, West Indies dealt a blow as all-rounder Fabian Allen was ruled out of the World Cup due to an ankle injury. Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein has been named as Allen’s replacement in the West Indies squad. England don’tface any injury issues ahead of this match.

  • 18:29

    Form Guide

    England: W-W-L-W-W

    West Indies: NR-NR-L-NR-W

  • 18:27

    Head-to-head

    Matches played: 18

    England wins: 7

    West Indies wins: 11

  • 18:24

    West Indies squad for T20 World Cup

    West IndiesSquad: Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul, Oshane Thomas, Akeal Hosein, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher

  • 18:21

    England squad for T20 World Cup

    EnglandSquad: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan(c), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Tymal Mills, David Willey, Dawid Malan, Sam Billings, Tom Curran

  • 18:16

    Hello and welcome to the coverage of match 14 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. This match is a repeat of the 2016 T20 World Cup final as defending champions West Indies are set to take on England at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.