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LIVE: West Indies v England, 2nd ODI

England took control after opting to bowl in the second one-day international against West Indies in Antigua.

One-nil down in the three-match rubber, the tourists require victory to keep their hopes alive.

And they made the dream start as Joe Root ousted Dwayne Smith and Kirk Edwards either side of fellow off-spinner Moeen Ali getting rid of Kieran Powell.

Stuart Broad got in on the act afterwards, bowling Darren Bravo – whose half-brother Dwayne was then stumped off James Tredwell.

A fifth wicket fell to spin soon after, debutant Stephen Parry grabbing a maiden international scalp when dismissing Lendl Simmons for 70. As a result, the Windies ended up 151 for six after 40 overs.

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West Indies Innings

4.14pm – WICKET! Ramdin b Bresnan 5; West Indies 151/7 – Things go from bad to worse for the hosts as a Tim Bresnan delivery keeps low and castles Denesh Ramdin via an inside-edge.

4.03pm – WICKET! Simmons c Stokes b Simmons 70; West Indies 145/6 – That’s a poor dismissal. The ball after slog-sweeping Stephen Parry for six, Simmons holes out attempting a repeat to give the debutant a maiden international wicket.

3.54pm – WICKET! Bravo st Buttler b Tredwell 20; West Indies 133/5 – Given! Replays show Buttler still had the ball and Bravo has to go. Big wicket for England, especially given it came just before the batting powerplay.

3.42pm – FIFTY! Simmons (83b 4×4 0x6) – Simmons brings up a fine half-century – his second in as many games – the over after Dwayne Bravo strikes the first boundary in a while.

3.30pm – Simmons is playing another good hand here, having moved to 45 off 75 deliveries.

3.18pm – Strike rotation is paramount for West Indies now as they attempt to build a launching pad.

2.56pm – WICKET! Bravo b Broad 13; West Indies 81/4 – Poor shot from Bravo, who tries to cut a delivery that was too straight but plays on.

2.45pm – Things have dried up a little since the aforementioned boundaries with England keeping it tight.

2.28pm – Good response from Lendl Simmons and Darren Bravo. The former cuts four off Tredwell, who is then hammered over long-on for six by the latter.

2.22pm – Cracking stuff from England and Broad, who is keeping the field up as his spinners continue to impress.

2.02pm – WICKET! Edwards c Tredwell b Root 9; West Indies 30/3 – Another one bites the dust as Kirk Edwards edges Root to slip, where James Tredwell takes a stunning one-handed catch.

1.59pm – WICKET! Powell c & b Moeen 16; West Indies 30/2 – Another wicket falls to spin as Powell, who had looked good, clips one that turns straight back to Moeen Ali.

1.48pm – We may not see a better shot all day. Powell leans into a wonderful cover-drive which races to the fence off Stuart Broad.

1.40pm – WICKET! Smith c Wright b Root 5; West Indies 10/1 – Golden arm Root does it again! The over after Kieran Powell gets the first boundary by cutting Stuart Broad, Dwayne Smith clips the off-spinner straight to short midwicket.

1.35pm – Joe Root opens the bowling and sends down a solid first over that goes for just three runs.

Pre-Play News

1.28pm – Here we go then. We are almost ready for the action.

1.04pm – ENGLAND WIN TOSS & BOWL – Stuart Broad calls correctly and chooses to put the Windies in. The tourists have brought Parry in for Chris Jordan, while West Indies have also included an extra spinner with Nikita Miller deputising for Jason Holder.

12.52pm – The word from the ground is that left-arm tweaker Stephen Parry has been handed his cap. Unsurprisingly, with England playing on a surface used Friday that showed signs of taking big spin, they are bolstering their options in that department.

12.45pm – Hello and welcome to ecb.co.uk’s live coverage of the second one-day international against West Indies. England are 1-0 behind in the rubber and need to emerge victorious to keep their hopes alive.

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