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England put West Indies in to bat
by AFP


Ground:Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
Scorecard:West Indies v England
Event:ICC World Cup 2006/07

DateLine: 21st April 2007

 

England captain Michael Vaughan elected to field after winning the toss against the West Indies in the last World Cup Super Eights match at the Kensington Oval here on Saturday.

 

West Indies captain Brian Lara is making his last international appearance, having scored 10,387 runs in 298 one-dayers with 19 centuries before this game.

 

The stylish left-hander is the leading Test scorer with 11,953 runs in 131 matches with 34 hundreds.

 

The match is also the last for Duncan Fletcher as England coach.

 

England and the West Indies have failed to qualify for the semi-finals and are now fighting for the fifth-sixth placings. Both have four points from six matches.

 

Defending champions Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and South Africa have made it to the last-four.

 

England made three changes from the team that lost to South Africa by nine wickets in the previous match, bringing in James Dalrymple, Stuart Broad and Liam Plunkett.

 

England: Michael Vaughan (capt), Andrew Strauss, Ravi Bopara, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, James Dalrymple, Paul Nixon, Liam Plunkett, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

 

West Indies: Brian Lara (capt), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Devon Smith, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Daren Powell, Jerome Taylor, Corey Collymore.

 

Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (RSA) and Simon Taufel (AUS)

 

TV umpire: Billy Bowden (NZL)

 

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)

(Article: Copyright © 2007 AFP)



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