5 May 2010

Windies grab win over England in shortened game

7:09 am on 5 May 2010

The West Indies cricketers have moved into the Super Eight stage of the Twenty20 World Cup after a rain delay helped them clinch victory over England in Guyana.

England made an impressive 191 for five in their 20 overs and will feel hard done by after having only six overs to bowl at the hosts, who won on the Duckworth-Lewis calculation system after making 60 for two.

With bad weather closing in, skipper Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit 30 from two overs and two balls before a rain stoppage.

When play resumed West Indies needed to score only a further 30 off 22 balls and although they lost Gayle and Kieron Pollard in the chase, they reached their reduced target with one ball and eight wickets to spare.

England must now beat Ireland to ensure progress.