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Last Updated: Monday March 23 2009 09:24 GMT

England lose after poor batting

England's Stuart Broad

England have lost the second one-day international against the West Indies, by 21 runs in Guyana.

Even though captain Andrew Strauss scored a hundred the rest of the batsmen didn't play well enough.

West Indies batted well and scored 264-8 from their 50 overs, with Shivnarine Chanderpaul hitting a brilliant 112 not out.

England kept losing wickets during their run chase, with no-one apart from Strauss scoring more than 29 runs.

After the match Strauss said: "I thought we did pretty well with the ball and 265 was definitely a gettable target.

"We lost too many wickets too early so we were always a little bit behind the eight-ball and against medium pace it's not too easy to get the ball away."

England's loss means the series is now tied at 1-1, with the next match on Friday in Barbados.