Ravi Bopara and captain Stuart Broad put on 58 unbroken runs to guide England to a nerve-jangling, three-wicket victory over West Indies in the second one-day international in North Sound, Antigua on Sunday.
Opener Michael Lumb top-scored with a fluent 106 on his debut but was unable to prevent England from slipping to a 15-run defeat by West Indies in the first one-day international (ODI) in North Sound, Antigua on Friday.
Anya Shrubsole and Arran Brindle shared seven wickets between them as defending champions England bundled out West Indies for a low score of 101 in their concluding Group A league match of the ICC Women`s World Cup at the BKC ground on Tuesday.
With all the teams having achieved a win each, the Group A contests in the ICC Women`s World Cup move into the climactic stage here tomorrow with holders England taking on an equally buoyant West Indies even as hosts India clash with Sri Lanka.
Defending champions England would like to overcome the disappointment of recording their lowest-ever Twenty20 total and return to winning ways when they take on a dangerous West Indies in their opening Super Eight match of the ICC World Twenty20 on Thursday.
Stating that he is available for all three formats of the game, Chris Gayle has said that all differences with the WICB have been resolved and he is now looking forward to contributing to West Indies cricket.
Tino Best was yet to bowl in his comeback match but the 30-year old Barbados player has already put his name in the record books scoring 95 runs in 112 balls to become the highest individual scorer at No.11 surpassing Zaheer Khan’s 75 against Bangladesh in 2004 at Dhaka.
Head coach Ottis Gibson says the embattled West Indies have played well in patches on the England tour, and if they were still hampered it is because of their "poor decision making" at critical moments.