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    Over 1 - Eng 0/2 (Hales 0, Bairstow 0)

    WICKETS! Good grief. Ravi Rampaul starts off with a double wicket maiden! Kieswetter is the first to go, top edging a looping chance into Pollard's hands at point. Luke Wright was looking to leave his first ball, but couldn't get the bat out of the way in time and edged the ball through to Gayle at slip. What a start.

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    End of innings

    West Indies have reached what is basically a par score here. Perhaps a little over, but England will certainly fancy their chances of chasing this down. As Sri Lanka and New Zealand showed earlier, this is a really good batting track. It's not the easiest pitch to get going on straight away, however, and I suspect that England's top three will be vital to their chase. If they can set a solid platform, England have a decent shot. But how will they handle Sunil Narine?

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    Over 20 - WI 179/5 (Bravo 11, Russell 10)

    Bravo and Russell combine to take 15 from the final over - bowled by Dernbach - with three fours of various quality coming from the over.

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    Over 19 - WI 164/5 (Bravo 2, Russell 6)

    WICKET! West Indies' hard work is just unraveling a little now. Darren Sammy enters and quickly departs, swinging across the line at a slower ball to be bowled by Broad. Andre Russell is the next man in, and he's off the mark with a periscoped top-edge down to fine leg.

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    Over 18 - WI 154/4 (Bravo 2)

    WICKET! Johnson falls after reaching his highest score in any professional cricket here! He was sweating buckets, and didn't look like he fancied running many quick singles. He motored into the 80s with a top-spinning lap to the fine leg boundary, and collected his 10th and final four with a hoick to deep midwicket. Another swipe landed in Bairstow's hands at long on, and England have a timely wicket.

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    Over 17 - WI 146/3 (Charles 76, Bravo 2)

    Patel completes a good comeback by going for just six runs in the final over of his spell. He finds some definite grip off the surface, which will certainly encourage West Indies' spinners. Mind you, England's slow bowlers have been slaughtered despite the conditions.

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    Over 16 - WI 140/3 (Charles 73, Bravo 0)

    WICKET! Pollard is removed by Finn before he can do any damage. A wild slash goes straight up in the air, and Morgan holds another one. The wicket doesn't slow Charles' charge, however, and he cruises into the 70s. It's hard to believe this is the same batsman who was completely outclassed by Finn less than an hour ago. Now, he's laced him for consecutive boundaries on either side of the wicket. Great batting.

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    Over 15 - WI 128/2 (Charles 61, Pollard 1)

    Ah, Patel might've removed Pollard before he'd scored! A top-edged heave lands safely in no-man's land as neither Finn nor Morgan commit to it. A rejuvenated Charles hits his third six, a massive mow over long on. He seems to play the spinners really well.

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    Over 14 - WI 118/2 (Charles 52, Pollard 0)

    WICKET! Broad's brought himself back, and England's fightback continues as he snares the wicket of Marlon Samuels. Samuels hadn't really had a chance to get going, and stepped away to try and slap a length delivery over cover. His shot only got as far as Eoin Morgan at point, however, the fielder holding an easy chance. In comes Kieron Pollard, who's hit more sixes than fours in Twenty20s. Broad lands nothing in the batsman's half and completes a wicket maiden.

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    Over 13 - WI 118/1 (Charles 52, Samuels 2)

    With Gayle dealt with, Samit Patel is brought back on and does a good job against right-handers Charles and Samuels. Charles goes to a 36-ball fifty - his first in Twenty20 internationals - but England regain some control as just four runs come from the over.

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    Over 12 - WI 114/1 (Charles 49, Samuels 1)

    The run-fest continues as Luke Wright's first over is dispatched for 11. Charles is striking the ball really well now, smearing a drive through the covers and then lifting a low full toss straight over the bowler's head. West Indies are on course for 200 if they keep this up.

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    Over 11 - WI 103/1 (Charles 40, Samuels 0)

    WICKET! Gayle takes West Indies past 100 with a flat-footed swipe over long-off, his fourth six, and Finn then drops a regulation chance off Charles as the wheels threaten to come off for England. Swann is absolutely fuming, unleashing a fearsome ear-bashing on anyone within shouting distance. Finn soon makes up for the error, however, holding onto a skied chance off Gayle. That's the wicket England really needed.

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    Over 10 - WI 95/0 (Gayle 51, Charles 39)

    Gayle goes to his second fifty of the tournament with a leading edge through mid-off. A classic innings, taking up only 29 balls and including three sixes. With Dernbach mixing things up well, with plenty of changes of pace, the batsmen are kept to just five runs from the over.

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    Over 9 - WI 90/0 (Gayle 48, Charles 37)

    Charles is into his stride now! Well, he took a while to get going, but he's finally doing a good job of complementing Gayle's assault. Swann is swept hard to the long leg boundary, and then lofted for a brace of flowing sixes over long on. A whopping 37 runs have been scored from the last two overs.

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    Over 8 - WI 72/0 (Gayle 47, Charles 20)

    Spin from both ends, Patel into the attack with his left-arm twirlers. Charles finds a single down the ground, and Gayle then takes full toll with three monumental strikes into the leg side. He started small, with a 76 metre hit, then added an 84 metre six over square leg before closing out the over by sending the ball arcing out into the night sky. A 96 metre behemoth. They're going to have to bring a new ball out.

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    Over 7 - WI 52/0 (Gayle 29, Charles 19)

    Swann has his first crack at Gayle. His first delivery rags square off the wicket, and Gayle finds a single, with caution, into the leg side. Charles plays inside his first ball, which rushes on, and then mercifully finds the boundary with a thump into the leg side. A single keeps him on strike for the next over. England won't mind that.

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    Over 6 - WI 47/0 (Gayle 28, Charles 14)

    All the pressure's on Gayle to play the big shot, and he does well to send a leg-stump half volley from Broad bouncing away to the wide long on boundary. Charles, meanwhile, manages a leg bye to get off strike. He's simply got to tee off now, this sort of innings is pointless - indeed detrimental - to his team in the circumstances.

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    Over 5 - WI 40/0 (Gayle 23, Charles 14)

    Finn hustles through his third over on the trot, and again keeps Charles crease-bound and quiet with a combination of pace and bounce. West Indies need to make more of these opening overs. Gayle can't do it all on his own.

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    Over 4 - WI 37/0 (Gayle 22, Charles 12)

    Gayle backs away and flashes at his first ball from Broad, and is lucky as a top edge loops over short third man and down to the boundary. Charles, meanwhile, finds his first boundary with a checked push through point off a full toss. Bairstow, at third man, did well to get to the ball, but couldn't save the boundary. Charles is then beaten by consecutive Broad deliveries on this flat pitch. Is he really the best opener in the West Indies? Or even St Lucia?

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    Over 3 - WI 26/0 (Gayle 17, Charles 6)

    The St Lucian Charles isn't quite in the same class as Gayle, and he's troubled once again by Finn's pace and bounce. A leg bye takes him off strike, and Gayle's 2 lb 15 oz club takes on Finn's 150kph thunderbolts ... Gayle wins the opening exchange with a one-legged slap over extra cover!

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    Over 2 - WI 20/0 (Gayle 12, Charles 6)

    Dernbach has Gayle ducking under a fizzing bouncer first ball, and receives his re-education shortly afterwards as Gayle thumps a length delivery to the midwicket boundary to get off the mark. A slower ball bouncer is sent in the same direction with even more forcefulness, and Gayle ends the over by digging out a pinpoint yorker ... down the ground for four more! What sort of bat does he have?

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    Over 1 - WI 6/0 (Charles 6, Gayle 0)

    Johnson Charles is off the mark with a gentle nudge into the leg side off Finn, the ball bisecting the fielders and rolling away into the deep. This really is a good batting pitch. It does also have pace and bounce in it, and Finn exploits this to cut Charles' pull in off and then flash one past his outside edge. Another thunderbolt takes the top edge of a pull still in its formative stages, and the ball bounces just inside the third man boundary.

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    Pitch and conditions

    This track looked like an absolute belter in the match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Unless he can be stopped early, Chris Gayle could do a lot of damage. England have some power hitters of their own, and this game should be decided by the batsmen. So, a lot of runs are expected, but thankfully no rain!

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    Teams

    The Windies have brought in Samuel Badree and Dwayne Bravo, while Tim Bresnan makes way for spinner Samit Patel for England.

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    Toss!

    West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

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    There will be a delay here as the Sri Lanka v New Zealand game has gone into a Super Over at the same venue.

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    Greetings

    Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of the World Twenty20 Super Eights Group 1 clash between England and the West Indies at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.