England suffered a late batting collapse as Sheldon Cottrell's maiden five-wicket haul in one-day cricket helped West Indies level the five-match series at 1-1 in Barbados.

Having overhauled a target of 361 with relative ease at the same venue 48 hours earlier, England appeared to be cruising again when they sat at 228-4 in reply to the home side's 289-6, a total built around Shimron Hetmyer's excellent unbeaten hundred.

However, Ben Stokes' departure for 79 sparked a dramatic turnaround in proceedings, with West Indies claiming the final six wickets for 35 runs to bowl their opponents out for 263.

Recalled to the team, Cottrell (5-46) made the most of his opportunity, each of his breakthroughs quickly followed by an army-style salute that has become his trademark celebration.

The left-arm paceman struck twice at both the start and end of England's unsuccessful run chase, while he also had Eoin Morgan caught in the deep for 70 to end a fourth-wicket stand worth 99.

Stokes continued on despite his captain's departure but, crucially, none of England's well-set batsmen managed to see the job through, allowing West Indies to rally in front of a raucous crowd at the Kensington Oval.

The home spectators had been on their feet earlier to celebrate a fourth ODI century for Hetmyer, the left-hander reaching the milestone with a four down the ground from the penultimate delivery of the 50th over as he finished on 104 not out.

Chris Gayle had threatened another big score until he was bowled by Adil Rashid when aiming to smack a fifth six in his innings, the left-hander - who made 135 in a losing cause last time out - departing for an even 50.

John Campbell (23), Shai Hope (33) and Darren Bravo (25) all made contributions, but a more disciplined display from England's bowling attack left them an easier task than Wednesday's six-wicket win.

They looked on course to go 2-0 up despite losing openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy in a hurry, both falling to Cottrell's disciplined bowling during the powerplay.

Joe Root eased to 36 before edging a short ball from Oshane Thomas to wicketkeeper Hope and while Morgan and Stokes combined impressively, England were unable to get over the line in the closing overs.

Having dismissed Stokes, West Indies skipper Jason Holder got rid of Jos Buttler - deceived by a slower delivery to be caught at cover for 34 - and Tom Curran with successive deliveries, reigniting his team's hopes before Cottrell claimed the spotlight once again.

Dawid Malan and Sam Billings will replace the rested Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler for England's Twenty20 series against West Indies, while Jason Roy will also miss the three matches as he returns home for the birth of his first child.

Roy made a spectacular 123 on Wednesday as England chased down a target of 361 with remarkable ease in the first of five one-day internationals against the Windies.

However, the opener will fly back to the UK after the final ODI, while Stokes and Buttler will be given a brief break ahead of a hectic period featuring the Cricket World Cup and a home Ashes series.

Malan and Billings are the beneficiaries of that decision, both men returning to England's squad for the first time since the tour of Australia and New Zealand in early 2018.

In quotes reported by the Guardian, national selector Ed Smith rubbished suggestions the move to rest Stokes and Buttler was linked to their upcoming participation in the Indian Premier League.

"That's not the case. I have not favoured franchise cricket over internationals," he said. "The strong recommendation of the head coach [Trevor Bayliss] was that he would like to rest these two players and I said, 'that’s fine by me'.

"There's an incredible period of cricket coming up … I would view it as an unusual set of circumstances and as us responding to them in the best possible interests of English cricket."

St Lucia will host the opening T20 between West Indies and England on March 4, before two subsequent contests in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

 

England T20 squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, David Willey, Mark Wood.

Mark Wood shone on his international return with a first five-wicket Test haul as England removed West Indies for 154 before building up a 142-run lead at stumps.

With England having already lost the three-match series, Wood was recalled for his first Test appearance since May 2018 and made up for lost time with a devastating spell that included a pair of wickets in his first over.

Joe Root's team had earlier slumped to 277 all out - having started the day 231-4 - but Wood and Moeen Ali (4-36) tore through the Windies and earned England a 123-run first-innings lead.

Rory Burns and Keaton Jennings then saw England to the close with their 10 wickets intact as the tourists enjoyed a rare position of dominance on the second day.

Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes had both made half-centuries on Saturday but the former failed to add to his overnight 67 when bowled by Shannon Gabriel.

Stokes moved on to 79 - his best Test score since he was involved in an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in 2017 that resulted in a suspension - but when his mistimed hook off Kemar Roach was brilliantly taken by a diving Shane Dowrich, England unravelled.

They would add just 21 runs for the loss of their final five wickets, Roach accounting for Jonny Bairstow, Wood and James Anderson to finish with 4-48, while Moeen gave Alzarri Joseph his second wicket.

West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell had made 50 partnerships in three of their previous four innings in the series - with the other alliance unbroken at 17 in reaching a victory target - and once again they made a solid start.

Anderson eventually played a part in the first wicket, though as the fielder, flying around from cow corner after Brathwaite (12) had launched Moeen into the air.

Campbell (41) was pinned in front next ball and West Indies soon went from 57 without loss to 59-4, with Wood having an immediate impact.

His opening deliveries, some of which reached 90 miles per hour, troubled Shai Hope and so it was no surprise to see him slice to Burns at gully, the same fielder then hanging to another chance to send Roston Chase back for a golden duck.

Wood's extra pace was proving too much and he found Shimron Hetmyer's outside edge before tea, Root holding on at the second attempt at first slip.

Durham seamer Wood then had four wickets for the first time in a Test with his seventh ball of the third session, Darren Bravo picking out Root again in the cordon.

Keemo Paul (9) and Dowrich (38) managed to take the hosts into three figures, though the former would perish when stumped off Moeen.

Dowrich eventually fell lbw to Stuart Broad, who then took a brilliant one-handed catch from over his head after Joseph launched Moeen into the sky.

That left both Moeen and Wood on four wickets each, and it was the latter who would finish with five as he rattled Gabriel's stumps.

Burns (10) and Jennings (8) then negotiated  the final 10 overs of the day without much drama - though the former almost edged to first slip in the final over - to raise hopes of a consolation victory for England.

Ben Stokes was glad he had not been hasty to undress in the England changing room after he was called back to the middle on day one of the third Test against West Indies. 

Ben Stokes made the most of a remarkable second chance as his unbeaten 62 inspired England's fightback on day one of the third and final Test against West Indies in St Lucia on Saturday.

The all-rounder had reached 52 when he clubbed a return catch to Alzarri Joseph and was all the way back in the dressing room when replays revealed the bowler had over-stepped.

Stokes returned to the fray - switching places with Jonny Bairstow, who had been on his way out to the middle - and along with Jos Buttler (67 not out), guided the tourists to 231-4 at stumps at the Darren Sammy National Stadium.

That represented an impressive recovery from England, who, at 2-0 down in the series and having been put into bat, were toiling badly once again at 107-4 when captain Joe Root was dismissed in soft fashion for 15 shortly before tea.

But Stokes and Buttler came together for an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 124 as two of England's traditionally aggressive batsmen, perhaps in light of recent criticism of the side's approach, reined in their natural game to guide their team to a strong position.

England recalled Keaton Jennings after he was dropped for the 10-wicket defeat in Antigua, but it was an unhappy return for the opener, who ought to have been out twice before he was removed for a painstaking eight from 43 balls.

West Indies opted not to review when he was trapped in front by Kemar Roach, whose anguish was increased two balls later when Roston Chase dropped a chance at slip.

But the introduction of Keemo Paul - replacing suspended captain Jason Holder - paid immediate dividends as Jennings drove loosely at his first delivery and nicked off.

Paul struck again soon after lunch, Rory Burns falling plumb lbw for 29 to a ball that was crashing into the middle of middle - the Windies needing a review to overturn umpire Kumar Dharmasena's not-out call. 

Joe Denly (20) fell in the next over, pinned by Shannon Gabriel, and England were in strife when Root wafted at a wide ball from Joseph and nicked behind.

Stokes survived an lbw shout on umpire's call early in his innings before he and Buttler set about mounting a recovery, bringing up their respective fifties from 84 and 94 deliveries.

Between those milestones, it looked as though their union had been ended by Joseph's superb catch in his follow-through, only for Stokes to be called back to the middle - a welcome rub of the green for an England side that has been a distant second-best in this series.

England have dropped Ben Foakes for the third Test against West Indies, while Ben Stokes' fitness will be assessed, as Keaton Jennings is set to earn a recall.

James Anderson was influential as England stuck doggedly to their task to gain the upper hand in the first Test against West Indies at Kensington Oval on Wednesday. 

The tourists often found the going tough in Barbados but ultimately managed to limit the Windies to 264-8, with Anderson (4-33) the star. 

Test debutant John Campbell (44) and Shai Hope (57) were among several home batsmen to make promising starts without going on to build big scores. 

Anderson impressed the most for England – who left Stuart Broad out of their XI – with the 36-year-old having now taken 200 Test wickets outside of England and Wales. 

The hosts will resume with Shimron Hetmyer (56 not out), dropped by Jos Buttler when on three, and Alzarri Joseph (0 not out) in the middle.

West Indies won the toss and made a solid start, with Kraigg Brathwaite's initial patience – his batting bordering on the ponderous at times – proving a source of frustration for England. 

It was in the 19th over that Moeen Ali made the breakthrough, accounting for Campbell lbw after an eye-catching outing from the opener. 

There was more toil and sweat for the tourists after lunch as Brathwaite and Hope's partnership passed the 50 mark. 

But persistence paid off when Ben Stokes (3-47) sent the stubborn Brathwaite back to the pavilion, forcing an edge that was claimed by captain Joe Root at first slip.  

Darren Bravo, making his first appearance in the longest format since 2016, was the next man in but he added just two runs before being trapped lbw by Stokes. 

Rain led to an early tea with the hosts on 132-3 and upon resumption Hope soon reached his half-century, the milestone reached in 126 deliveries. 

However, his knock ended when Anderson managed to coax a loose shot that Hope inside edged through to wicketkeeper Ben Foakes.  

Hetmyer had a let-off when Buttler dropped a diving catch off Anderson's bowling and he made the most of that reprieve, his innings offering the Windies some consolation. 

England's leading wicket-taker did not have to dwell for too long on that miss, though, with Root taking another catch at first slip to dismiss Roston Chase for 54. 

There was still time for Anderson to account for Shane Dowrich, who failed to score, and captain Jason Holder (5), while Hetmyer reached his 50 before the scoreless Kemar Roach fell to Stokes to bring play to a close.

England opening batsman Keaton Jennings thanked team-mate Ben Stokes for a "humbling" donation as he looks to raise money for cancer research.

Jennings had his head shaved for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday and easily surpassed his initial target of £3000.

A number of Jennings' county and international colleagues pledged their support by making donations, with Stokes' contribution receiving particular praise from the 26-year-old.

England internationals Dom Bess, Olly Stone, Mark Wood and Sam Curran were among those to donate to the cause, with Jennings revealing all-rounder Stokes had made a hefty addition to the total.

"A special mention to Ben Stokes for donating 50 per cent of the total raised up to today," Jennings posted on Twitter.

"Your support for me and the campaign is absolutely humbling!! Thank you so much my brother."

Jennings also received support from two-time Winter Olympic skeleton gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold.

 

Ben Stokes' punishment for his involvement in an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017 was not "brushed under the carpet", insists England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive Tom Harrison.

All-rounder Stokes was this month handed an accumulative eight-match ban by the Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC), a body independent from the ECB, which also related to an inappropriate video.

However, it was ruled that Stokes had already served all of those matches and was free to continue playing.

Stokes was found not guilty of affray at trial in August and spoke at the time the sanction was announced of how he is looking forward to playing "without this hanging over me".

And Harrison is adamant the punishment was a "serious" one.

Speaking to BBC Sport, he said: "We have an independent body making these judgements, they are qualified people and this has been a proper process.

"The sanctions handed down are serious, this is not something that's been brushed under the carpet.

"Ben is a key part of the Test and ODI team but I don't think that's got anything to do with the sanctions which have been handed down - the processes have been separate and deliberately so."

Stokes missed five months of England matches, including the 2018-19 Ashes series in Australia, while the investigation was ongoing and was also handed a £30,000 fine by the CDC.

But Harrison says the Durham star can still be a role model.

"Ben is a leader in the England team," he added.

"I do think he can [be a role model] - he's been through a year that will serve as a constant reminder of how quickly things can go wrong if you allow them.

"He's got great people around him, he's got good support structures and I'm sure he's learnt a lesson."

 

Ben Stokes says he has learned his lesson after being handed a backdated ban following his involvement in an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017.

Stokes was given an accumulative eight-match ban by the Cricket Discipline Commission [CDC] that also covered a second charge in relation to an inappropriate video but it was deemed that he has already served all of those, leaving him free to continue playing.

The England all-rounder, who was found not guilty of affray at trial in August, said in a statement that he is now looking forward to playing cricket "without this hanging over me".

"Everyone will now be aware that the CDC disciplinary proceedings have now concluded and I accept the decision of the panel," he said.

"I had entered guilty pleas to bringing the game into disrepute much earlier in the process and I want to thank the panel for their time and consideration now that the hearing has ended.

"The criminal charges and, subsequently, the disciplinary charges have made it difficult to make public comment about the issues.

"I have already apologised to my team-mates, coaches and support staff for the consequences of my actions in Bristol.

"I regret the incident ever happened and I apologise to England supporters and to the public for bringing the game into disrepute. I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this process.

"Cricket and family are my life. This incident has been a huge burden for the last 15 months.

"I am relieved to get back to playing the game that I love without this hanging over me.

"Although the disciplinary process is now over, I have learned lessons that will stay with me for much longer."

Hales was also present at the incident, which occurred several hours after England's ODI against West Indies in Bristol, and has been given a six-match white-ball ban, which incorporates a second offence of inappropriate images.

The remaining four matches of Hales' sanction are suspended for 12 months.

"I am relieved today's decision by the CDC means this chapter is now closed and I can move on with my career," said Hales.

"There is no doubt I fell below the high standards expected of an international sportsman and that was the reason for my decision to admit the charges and accept the punishment handed down.

"More than anything, I sincerely apologise for putting myself in a position which allowed these very regrettable incidents to happen.

"The next year is obviously an important one for England. I would love to be part of a squad that wins the World Cup in front of our own fans and I will be doing everything in my power to make that dream come true."

Stokes has also been fined £30,000, with Hales given a £17,500 penalty, £10,000 of which is suspended.

England cricketers Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been handed backdated bans following their involvement in an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017.

Stokes was given an accumulative eight-match ban that also covered a second charge in relation to an inappropriate video but it was deemed that he has already served all of those.

The remaining four matches of Hales' six-match white-ball ban, which incorporated a second offence of inappropriate images, are suspended for 12 months.

All-rounder Stokes has also been fined £30,000, with Hales given a £17,500 penalty, £10,000 of which is suspended.

Stokes was charged with affray following the incident in Bristol, where Hales was also present, several hours after England's ODI against West Indies in the city.

The 27-year-old missed the third Test with India to face trial in August, but was found not guilty by a unanimous 12-person jury verdict. He returned to help England complete a 4-1 series win.

He also played all three Tests as England won 3-0 in Sri Lanka last month.

The two players admitted the charges brought against them by the Cricket Discipline Commission. 

Ben Stokes has laughed off Sanjay Manjrekar's claims that he is taking all the credit for the work of his England team-mates.

England defeated India 4-1 earlier in the year and then completed a historic 3-0 clean sweep in Sri Lanka, bouncing back impressively from a 4-0 Ashes drubbing and a series defeat in New Zealand - the first of which Stokes missed following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017.

Stokes has played a key role since returning to the side and head coach Trevor Bayliss said the "exemplary" Durham all-rounder is "the first pick" on the team sheet in his eyes.

Yet Manjrekar, who played 37 Tests and 74 ODIs for India, appears to feel Stokes is being given too much credit, posting an analogy on Twitter that compared the 27-year-old unfavourably with "hardworking chefs" Moeen Ali, Jack Leach and Ben Foakes.

"So you have these hardworking chefs who have made a great dish," Manjrekar wrote. "Someone comes and puts a little garnish on top and he gets all the credit.

"Moeen, Leach, Foakes are those poor chefs and Stokes the one with the garnish."

But Stokes was swift to respond, replying with a snoring emoji: "We don't care about personal credit - and garnish is pointless on all food anyway. We care about winning.

"It's a team sport and we won as a team. 3-0. Cheers Sanjay."

Stokes is due to face a disciplinary hearing with the England and Wales Cricket Board next month, despite having been acquitted of an affray charge in court in August.

Ben Stokes has behaved in an "exemplary" manner since his return to the England team, according to head coach Trevor Bayliss.

Adil Rashid sparked a dramatic Sri Lanka collapse and claimed career-best figures on day two of the third Test to leave England scenting a whitewash in Colombo.

A second-wicket stand of 142 between Dimuth Karunaratne (83) and Dhananjaya de Silva (73) put Sri Lanka on course for a first-innings lead after England were bowled out for 336 on Saturday.

Joe Root dropped Karunaratne and Dhananjaya on two and 42 respectively, so the captain must have been a relieved man after Sri Lanka capitulated from 173-1 to 240 all out.

Rashid (5-49) generated sharp turn to claim a second five-wicket Test haul thanks in no small part to Keaton Jennings, who took four catches at short leg - two of which were out of the top drawer.

Ben Stokes took 3-30 in a hostile spell as Sri Lanka folded in the final session and England were three without loss at stumps, leading by 99 and strong favourites to secure a 3-0 win.

The tourists added just 24 runs after resuming on 312-7, Moeen Ali falling for 33 and Lakshan Sandakan (5-95) completing a five-wicket haul with Rashid left unbeaten on 21.

Recalled paceman Stuart Broad was denied an early wicket when Root failed to snaffle a chance in the slips, Karunaratne breathing a sigh of relief as the ball ran away for four.

A moment of brilliance from Jennings gave Jack Leach a breakthrough, the opening batsman moving himself into the line of Danushka Gunathilaka's shot and somehow holding on under the helmet.

The positive Dhananjaya struck Leach for back-to-back boundaries when the spinner dropped strayed in line and length, Sri Lanka taking lunch on 74-1.

Dhananjaya was given a life when a juggling Root put him down to leave Broad frustrated again and the partnership passed the 100 mark when he swept Moeen to the boundary.

Karunaratne and Dhananjaya looked increasingly comfortable after bringing up their half-centuries, the number three finding the ropes eight times before Jennings took a more straightforward catch to finally end a long stand.

Rashid and Jennings combined again to see the back of Karunaratne just after tea and Stokes was rewarded for an excellent spell when Ben Foakes took a fine catch to remove the dangerous Angelo Mathews.

The procession of wickets continued, with Jennings showing lightning fast reactions to pluck a one-handed catch to dismiss Roshen Silva before Niroshan Dickwella was strangled down the leg side off Stokes. 

Foakes was treated for a finger injury but remained behind the stumps as Sri Lanka fell to pieces, Kusal Mendis edging Rashid to Stokes at first slip.

Rashid could do no wrong, running out Sandakan with a direct hit and trapping Malinda Pushpakumara leg before after Stokes struck again, with Jennings and Rory Burns seeing off four overs in what could be a decisive final session.

Jonny Bairstow made a brilliant sixth Test century on his return to the England side but Lakshan Sandakan took four wickets as Sri Lanka fought back on day one in Colombo.

Bairstow was overlooked for the second match of the series after being ruled out of the opener due to an ankle injury, but grasped his opportunity at number three on Friday.

The 29-year-old played with the sort of fluency and assurance the tourists have been lacking at such a troublesome spot in the order, crafting a composed 110 before England closed on 312-7 as they eye a 3-0 whitewash.

Bairstow put on 100 with Joe Root (46) for the third wicket and added 99 with Ben Stokes (57) for the fourth in good batting conditions.

Sandakan took 4-91 on a largely frustrating day for Sri Lanka, who paid the price for using up their reviews early on when Stokes should have gone leg before without scoring.

England lost both openers cheaply after Root won yet another toss, Rory Burns bowled attempting to cut Dilruwan Perera and Keaton Jennings caught by Roshen Silva at short leg off Malinda Pushpakumara.

Bairstow and Root steadied the ship, the Yorkshire duo playing the sweep with authority and latching onto anything short as they took the score on to 102-2 at lunch.

Captain Root – a centurion in the second Test – was not at his eye-catching best and threw his wicket away when he top-edged to Danushka Gunathilaka slog-sweeping Sandakan.

A sweep brought up a 76-ball half-century for Bairstow and Sri Lanka were left to rue a lack of reviews when Stokes was rapped on the pads in front by Dilruwan, umpire Chris Gaffney keeping his finger down when the ball would have struck middle stump.

Stokes looked uncertain at the start of his innings, but the runs start to flow for the all-rounder, who reverse-swept Sandakan for four and launched Dilruwan for a straight six.

Bairstow continued to tick along nicely and was unruffled when Sri Lanka thought he had been strangled caught behind down the leg side by Dilruwan.

Fine footwork allowed Stokes to superbly dispatch Dilruwan over the ropes for a second time before reaching his half-century from 78 balls and Bairstow swept the spinner for a couple to move into the 90s after England took tea on 197-3.

A dog stopped play with Bairstow on 98, but he was soon barking out a huge roar to celebrate reaching three figures with another sweep.

Sandakan ended a long stand when Stokes edged a sharply turning delivery to Dhananjaya de Silva at first slip and the same bowler cleaned up Bairstow soon after he should have been given lbw.

Moeen Ali was dropped by Niroshan Dickwella on two and put down by Dilruwan Karunaratne after the all-rounder successfully reviewed an lbw decision in the same Dilruwan over. 

Pushpakumara removed Ben Foakes late in the day and Moeen was still there on 23 at the close after overturning another leg before decision from Dilruwan with what proved to be the final ball of the day.

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