Broad strikes as Windies slump

BRISTOL: England fast bowler Stuart Broad sparked a collapse that saw the West Indies bowled out for just 160 in the second one-day international here on Sunday.

Broad took four wickets for 46 runs, including the first two and the last two, as the West Indies were dismissed inside 39 overs.

Medium-pacer Paul Collingwood chipped in with three for 16, including the wicket of rival all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who top scored with 50, after England captain Andrew Strauss won the toss and chose to field.

Broad removed both opener Lendl Simmons and Ramnaresh Sarwan for ducks. Simmons was lbw on the backfoot and Sarwan caught behind off an uncertain push.

West Indies captain Chris Gayle, who'd seen his side thrashed twice during their preceding 2-0 Test series loss in England, tried to counter-attack and lofted Graeme Swann's first ball for six.

But the off-spinner had the last laugh, bowling Gayle for 31 with his next.

Bravo, fresh from a spell in the Indian Premier League and the experienced Shivnarine Chanderpaul took the score from 44 for three to 107 for four when the latter was out to a top-edged pull off Tim Bresnan.

Collingwood was not the worst bowler to be operating on a green-tinged pitch and he started his wicket-taking burst by ending Bravo's brisk innings with a delivery which nipped back.

He then had Denesh Ramdin lbw and, after Jerome Taylor was run out, bowled Kieron Pollard middle stump.

Broad came back to end the innings by dismissing tailenders Sulieman Benn and Ravi Rampaul.

This three-match series is still all square at 0-0 after Thursday's fixture at Headingley was washed out without a ball being bowled.