ICC World T20 2016, Match 15: West Indies vs England - As it happened...
Gayle smashed 100 off 58 balls to take the game away from England.
Chris Gayle stars as West Indies beat England comprehensively by six wickets in the 15th match of the ICC World T20 2016 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Over 18.1 | Score 183/4 (Russell 16; Gayle 100 || Target 183)
Topley to bowl the over. Russell took the single off the first ball as West Indies crushed England by six wickets with 11 balls to spare.
Over 18 | Score 182/4 (Russell 15; Gayle 100 || Target 183)
Stokes to bowl the over. Gayle took a single off the 1st ball to complete his hundred. He used mere 47 ball and hit 5 boundaries and 11 sixes to reach the mark. He then whacked the bowler towards square leg to celebrate his ton. Nine runs came from the over. WI need 1 run off 13 balls.
Over 17 | Score 172/4 (Russell 8; Gayle 99 || Target 183)
Chris Jordan with his last over. Three from the over. Now Gayle is mere one run away from the three figure mark. WI need 11 runs from 18 balls.
Over 16 | Score 169/4 (Russell 7; Gayle 97 || Target 183)
David Willey to bowl the over. But there is no respite for the England bowlers as Gayle is looking unstoppable at the moment. He hit the bowler for a boundary and two sixes. Now Gayle is mere three runs shy of his hundred. 18 from the over. WI need 14 runs from 24 balls.
Over 15 | Score 151/4 (Russell 6; Gayle 80 || Target 183)
Jordan to bowl his 3rd over. Excellent over by the seamer as he conceded mere five in it. WI need 32 runs from 30 balls.
Over 14 | Score 146/4 (Russell 4; Gayle 79 || Target 183)
It's a rain of sixes. Gayle hit Ali for three consecutive sixes as the offie leaked 21 runs. WI need 37 runs from 36 balls.
Over 13 | Score 124/4 (Russell 4; Gayle 61 || Target 183)
Reece Topley back into action. He gave England another breakthrough as he got the better of Bravo. Russell is the new man in. Off the 3rd ball came a boundary from Gayle's willow. And then Russell opened his account with a boundary off the last ball. Expensive over 11 from it.
DJ Bravo c Hales b Topley 2 (4b)
Over 12 | Score 113/3 (Bravo 2; Gayle 56 || Target 183)
Ali provided England their 3rd wicket as he sent Ramdin back to the pavilion. Dwayne Bravo is the new man to the crease. Gayle took a single off the 4th ball to complete his fifty off 27 balls. And the monstrous hitter celebrated his fifty by launching the offie for a six off the last ball.
D Ramdin c Rashid b Ali 12 (14b)
Over 11 | Score 103/2 (Ramdin 12; Gayle 48 || Target 183)
Stokes back into the attack. First ball was placed fine towards leg side by Ramdin to get a boundary. Off the last two balls Gayle hit to SIXES. 18 from the over.
Over 10 | Score 85/2 (Ramdin 7; Gayle 36 || Target 183)
Ali with his 2nd over. Excellent over by the offie as he conceded mere two in it. Match is evenly poised at the moment.
Over 9 | Score 83/2 (Ramdin 6; Gayle 35 || Target 183)
Rashid to continue. Gayle launched the leggie over long twice and on both occasions result was the same SIX. 16 from the over.
Over 8 | Score 67/2 (Ramdin 3; Gayle 22 || Target 183)
Premier spinner in the England team Moeen Ali in action. First ball, Gayle pulled it for a boundary towards square leg. Eight from the over.
Over 7 | Score 58/2 (Ramdin 1; Gayle 15 || Target 183)
Spin for the first time as Adil Rashid to bowl the over. Spinner did the trick for England as he got the better of dangerous Samuels. Four runs from it along with the wicket.
MN Samuels c Willey b Rashid 37 (27b)
Over 6 | Score 55/1 (Samuels 36, Gayle 14 || Target 183)
Jordan with his 2nd over. Samuels collected his 8th boudary off the first ball. He is enjoying in the middle. WI have crossed the 50-run as well. Gayle hit the bowler straight over his head to get a boundary. 11 from the over.
Over 5 | Score 44/1 (Samuels 31, Gayle 10 || Target 183)
Ben Stokes to bowl his opening over. Samuels welcomed the bowler by hitting him for three consecutive boundaries. He is on song. Big over as 14 runs came off it.
Over 4 | Score 30/1 (Samuels 18, Gayle 10 || Target 183)
First bowling change! Chris Jordan into the attack. Samuels smashed the bowler for a boundary towards point region off the 4th ball. Tight over, five from it.
Over 3 | Score 25/1 (Samuels 13, Gayle 10 || Target 183)
Willey to continue. The left-arm seamer is swinging the ball at a decent pace. Off the 4th ball came a boundary as Samuels placed the ball fine towards leg side. 5th ball, and this time he drove the ball towards point region to get another boundary. Nine from the over.
Over 2 | Score 16/1 (Samuels 4, Gayle 10 || Target 183)
Reece Topley to bowl the over. Gayle smashed the bowler for a boundary and a six off consecutive deliveries. Ten from the over.
Over 1 | Score 6/1 (Samuels 4, Gayle 0 || Target 183)
David Willey to start the proceedings for Eng, while, Chris Gayle and Johnson Charles have come to open the innings for WI. Charles Out! Soft dismissal. Marlon Samuels walked into bat.
J Charles c Ali b Willey 0 (2b)
Over 20 | Score 182/6 (Morgan 27)
Bravo to bowl the last over of the innings. First ball, and Morgan hit the seamer for a six over long on. Single off the next. Then came a boundary from Stokes willow. WICKET Stokes Out! 5th ball, Ali hit the bowler for a SIX. Single came off the last ball as Ali ran out while taking the second run. And with that England put up a massive total of 182 in front of West Indies.
MM Ali run out 7 (2b)
BA Stokes lbw b Bravo 15 (7b)
Over 19 | Score 164/4 (Morgan 20; Stokes 11)
Andre Russell to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. Stokes hit the bowler for a boundary and a six in the first three balls. 12 runs came in the over.
Over 18 | Score 152/4 (Morgan 19; Stokes 0)
Experienced Bravo to bowl the over. Buttler whacked the ball towards mid-wicket for a huge six. And with that hit, Eng crossed the 150-run mark as well. Buttler's cameo came to an end as he got caught at deep mid-wicket. Ben Stokes is the new man in.
JC Buttler c Brathwaite b Bravo 30 (20b)
Over 17 | Score 142/3 (Morgan 18; Buttler 21)
Benn set to bowl. In the 2nd ball, Buttler smacked the spinner for a massive six over deep mid-wicket. Excellent over for the batting side as 14 came off it.
Over 16 | Score 128/3 (Morgan 11; Buttler 14)
Brathwaite to bowl the over. Morgan played a cheeky reverse shot over the short third man to get a boundary off the 3rd ball. Still a good over for WI as mere five came off it.
Over 15 | Score 123/3 (Morgan 8; Buttler 12)
Russell used a slower one to deceive Root as the set batsman gave a simple catch to Taylor mid-off. Skipper Eion Morgan is the new man to the crease. And he pulled the 2nd ball he faced into the stands over square leg. Massive hit!
JE Root c Taylor b Russell 48 (36b)
Over 14 | Score 114/2 (Root 48; Buttler 11)
Badree with his last over. Buttler broke the shackles as he danced down the ground to his the leggie for a six over long on. 11 came from the over.
Over 12 | Score 96/2 (Root 40; Buttler 2)
Benn picked up his first wicket as he sent opener Hales back to the pavilion. Another super over by the spinner as four runs came in it along with the crucial wicket.
AD Hales b Benn 28 (26b)
Over 11 | Score 92/1 (Root 38; Hales 28)
Jerome Taylor to bowl the over. Root flicked the bowler for a six over mid-wicket. What a hit! Expensive over as 11 came off it.
Over 10 | Score 81/1 (Root 29; Hales 27)
Badree back into action. Root and Hales are playing sensible cricket in the middle. They are dealing in single and doubles and whenever getting loose balls collecting boundaries. Seven came from the over.
Over 9 | Score 74/1 (Root 24; Hales 26)
Sammy is juggling his bowlers well. Carlos Brathwaite into the attack now. Both the batsmen hit a boundary each in the over as the seamer conceded 11 in it.
Over 8 | Score 63/1 (Root 18; Hales 21)
Sulieman Benn into the attack. And the tall left arm spinner gave mere five singles in the over.
Over 7 | Score 58/1 (Root 15; Hales 19)
Root up the ante in this over by pulling Russell for a flat six over square leg. Nine runs came from the over.
Over 6 | Score 49/1 (Root 6; Hales 19)
Another bowling change! Dwayne Bravo to bowl his opening over. Medium pacer leaked seven in it.
Over 5 | Score 42/1 (Root 4; Hales 15)
First bowling change! Andre Russell into the attack. And he gave WI their first breakthrough in the form of Roy.
JJ Roy c Badree b Russell 15 (15b)
Over 4 | Score 36/0 (Jason 15; Hales 14)
Badree with his 2nd over. Hales hit the leg spinner for three consecutive boundaries. Boundaries are raining at the moment for England. Both the openers are on song.
Over 3 | Score 23/0 (Jason 15; Hales 1)
Taylor to continue. The speedster proved quite expensive in the over as he leaked 18 runs. Roy collected two boundary in it.
Over 2 | Score 5/0 (Jason 3; Hales 1)
Legg spinner Samuel Badree to bowl the over. Cautious start by the England openers. Four runs from the over.
Over 1 | Score 1/0 (Jason 1; Hales 0)
Jerome Taylor started the bowling proceedings for West Indies. And he was right on the money from the word go as he conceded mere a single from the opening over.
EJG Morgan (C), MM Ali, SW Billings, JC Buttler, LA Dawson, AD Hales, CJ Jordan, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid, JE Root,JJ Roy, BA Stokes, RJW Topley, JM Vince, DJ Willey
West Indies Squad
DJG Sammy (C), S Badree, SJ Benn, CR Brathwaite, DJ Bravo, J Charles, ADS Fletcher, CH Gayle, JO Holder, E Lewis,AR Nurse, D Ramdin, AD Russell, MN Samuels, JE Taylor
Toss: West Indies have won it and decided to bowl first.