Monday, May 28, 2012

England series win over West Indies


West Indies First Innings-370/10

Highest Score

Marlon Samuels -117 Run 261 Ball

Darren Sammy -106 Run 156 Ball

Wickets

Tim Bresnan

27 Over 104 run 4 Wickets

England First Innings-428/10

Highest Score

Andrew Strauss 141 Runs 303 Balls

Kevin Pietersen 80 Runs 114 Balls

Wickets

Ravi Rampaul

32 Over 75 Runs 3 Wickets

West Indies Second Innings -165/10

Highest Score

Marlon Samuels 76 Run 160 Balls

Wickets

James Anderson-20.1 Over 43 Run 4 Wickets

Tim Bresnan-17 Over 37 Runs 4 Wickets

Total Target-110

England Second Innings

Andrew Strauss -45 Runs 72 Balls

Alastair Cook 43 Runs 86 Balls

Man of the match

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sammy opens to Gayle return in England Tests series

West Indies captain Darren Sammy left the door open for former captain Chris Gayle to return in the remains of the Test series against England after the tourist defeat in the opener at Lord's.
West Indies went down to a 5-wicket loss here on Monday to fall 1-0 behind in the 3-match series. They did so without dynamic opening batsman Gayle, who has not played international cricket for more than a year following a argument with the West Indies Cricket Board But Gayle said previously this month he would not be worship his contract with county side Somerset so as to make himself presented to the West Indies in this tour of England.

As he was not chosen in the Test squad, it had been idea Gayle would return to the side for the ODI series against England, which starts in Southampton on June 16.Gayle has been playing in the profitable IPL Twenty20 competition but his IPL commitments have done after the Royal Challengers Bangalore were eliminate from the tournament.
Although his fraught association with the WICB means it is unlikely Gayle will feature in the Test series, particularly as the 2nd match starts on Friday at Trent Bridge, Sammy refused to rule him out totally.

Whatever happens outside this team takes its own course, Sammy told Sky Sports. Whoever comes in we will welcome them into the team and with any luck they will help. It is up to the selectors to select the team.