General News | 21st March 2009

Broad Delivery Earns England Victory

Stuart Broad’s three wicket haul proved crucial as England secured a controversial Duckworth-Lewis win over West Indies in Guyana.

Broad trapped Dinesh Ramidin lbw which put England ahead under D-L although up until that point, West Indies were ahead.

West Indies Coach John Dyson waved his batsman in after they were offered bad light by the umpires but his miscalculation handed victory to England.

Chris Gayle, one of Broad’s three victims along with Chanderpaul and, crucially, Ramdin, said that the defeat was hard to take.

"We got a ball-by-ball sheet and the coach decided it was in our favour so we called the boys in but it cost us in the end,” said Gayle.

"It's just one of those things. There's another game on Sunday and we can hopefully put this behind us very quickly.

"It's hard to take. We wanted to keep England on the down but we have to accept what has happened."

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