West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Barbados, 3rd day

Lara out to prove a point

The Wisden Bulletin by Martin Williamson

April 2, 2004

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West Indies 224 and 21 for 1 lead England 226 (Thorpe 119*, Edwards 4-70) by 19 runs
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The third day of the third Test at Bridgetown will probably decide the outcome of this match, and much depends on whether Brian Lara can find his touch. After two wretched matches in Jamaica and Trinidad, he looked to be finding his form in the first innings, and was out on the ground early today to familiarise himself with the conditions. He had the look of a man with a point to prove.

The first session will be crucial. Neither side's batsmen - with the marked exception of Graham Thorpe - have managed to really stamp their authority, and runs have been at a premium throughout. Today will probably offer the best conditions for batting, and West Indies must make the most of that and look to set England a target in excess of 250.

Another full house - once again predominantly sunburnt and English - packed into Kensington Oval before the start, and there were a few more clouds than there had been on the first two days to give them some relief from the sun.

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Martin Williamson Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.
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