England tour of West Indies, 4th Test: West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Feb 26-Mar 2, 2009
Match drawn
26,27,28 February, 1,2 March 2009 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss* b Powell 142 249 210 18 1 67.61
64.1 what a ball! An absolute gem from Powell which knocks Strauss off his feet and splays his stumps. As good a yorker as you will see, swinging late on Strauss and he was way too late on it 229/1
View dismissal AN Cook c Hinds b Taylor 94 274 187 9 1 50.26
69.1 he's gone this time! Another hook shot and again he miscues it, the ball ballooning to Hinds' right at midwicket who took a superb catch diving to his right 241/2
View dismissal OA Shah c Smith b Benn 7 65 47 1 0 14.89
78.5 got him! Again Shah tried to cut this ball which turned and bounced on him, and the ball flew into the chest of Smith at first slip - easy catch 259/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen lbw b Edwards 41 117 77 4 0 53.24
94.4 full length, on the stumps, Pietersen attempts to whisk through the leg side again and that looks utterly plumb on first viewing! Umpire Tiffin agrees, Pietersen does not, and so it goes to a referral. But that is so out it's almost come in again through the other side! 318/4
View dismissal PD Collingwood c Nash b Edwards 96 220 159 12 0 60.37
128.6 oh dear oh dear oh dear! What a way to end a superb innings. Collingwood went for the glory shot, sliced his drive, and Nash at deep point steadied himself well to pouch the breakthrough catch 467/5
View dismissal RS Bopara c Taylor b Edwards 104 233 143 9 1 72.72
150.3 got him at last! Edwards has his man, dropping it short and Bopara went on the pull, skying it straight down fine-leg's throat 580/6
TR Ambrose not out 76 104 95 8 2 80.00
SCJ Broad not out 13 14 10 2 0 130.00
Extras (b 5, lb 3, w 11, nb 8) 27
  Total (6 wickets dec; 153.2 overs) 600 (3.91 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JE Taylor 29.2 7 107 1 3.64 125 16 0
69.1 to Cook, he's gone this time! Another hook shot and again he miscues it, the ball ballooning to Hinds' right at midwicket who took a superb catch diving to his right 241/2
View wickets FH Edwards 30 0 151 3 5.03 113 14 1 (5nb, 2w)
94.4 to Pietersen, full length, on the stumps, Pietersen attempts to whisk through the leg side again and that looks utterly plumb on first viewing! Umpire Tiffin agrees, Pietersen does not, and so it goes to a referral. But that is so out it's almost come in again through the other side! 318/4
128.6 to Collingwood, oh dear oh dear oh dear! What a way to end a superb innings. Collingwood went for the glory shot, sliced his drive, and Nash at deep point steadied himself well to pouch the breakthrough catch 467/5
150.3 to Bopara, got him at last! Edwards has his man, dropping it short and Bopara went on the pull, skying it straight down fine-leg's throat 580/6
View wicket DBL Powell 24 3 107 1 4.45 99 16 0 (1nb, 1w)
64.1 to Strauss, what a ball! An absolute gem from Powell which knocks Strauss off his feet and splays his stumps. As good a yorker as you will see, swinging late on Strauss and he was way too late on it 229/1
View wicket SJ Benn 30 7 106 1 3.53 123 10 2
78.5 to Shah, got him! Again Shah tried to cut this ball which turned and bounced on him, and the ball flew into the chest of Smith at first slip - easy catch 259/3
  CH Gayle 15 4 28 0 1.86 71 2 0
  RO Hinds 14 2 62 0 4.42 46 3 2 (2nb)
  BP Nash 9 1 20 0 2.22 42 2 0
  RR Sarwan 2 0 11 0 5.50 3 0 0
  West Indies 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DS Smith lbw b Swann 55 157 103 8 0 53.39
33.2 a decent stride, rapped on the front pad, a big appeal and the finger goes up! It looked pretty unremarkable on first evidence, and sure enough it goes to a referral. But there's nothing there that can reprieve Smith, the ball struck him just inside the line, and the ball would have gone on to clip the off stump. He's on his way, and England have their breakthrough! 121/2
View dismissal CH Gayle* lbw b Anderson 6 19 16 1 0 37.50
4.5 huge shout, and that was a massive inducker that Gayle didn't read at all ... Umpire Tiffin says no, and it's probably a good shout. England ponder for a moment, and finally go for the referral. The replay shows it pitches just inside the line and is heading for leg stump ... Tiffin reverses his decision, and off Gayle goes! 13/1
View dismissal RR Sarwan b Sidebottom 291 698 452 30 2 64.38
165.1 Sidebottom has an actual wicket! A superb delivery swinging back late into Sarwan whose off stump is pegged back, and there goes Sarwan's chance of a 300 595/6
View dismissal RO Hinds lbw b Swann 15 53 46 2 0 32.60
47.4 beaten for pace I think as Hinds comes forward, trying to defend, but is rapped in front. And up goes the finger! He ponders whether to refer it before trudging off disconsolately and replays indicate that would just have clipped the leg stump 159/3
View dismissal S Chanderpaul lbw b Anderson 70 153 134 11 0 52.23
84.5 Anderson's got him! The inswinger darts back into Chanderpaul who shoulders arms, and up goes the finger. As you'd expect, it's been referred by Chanderpaul and the problem now is height. Now, the third umpire doesn't have the benefit of predictive hawkeye so they can't tell whether it would've gone over the stumps, but they don't even need hawkeye. It is that obvious. Up goes the finger for a second time. Well, for all England's celebrations, that decision really does sum up the sham of a system that this referral experiment is 281/4
View dismissal BP Nash lbw b Swann 33 54 43 5 1 76.74
95.2 that's close - he's rapped him on the pads and up goes the appeal. Oh lord. Here we go again - Strauss has called for a referral. Now the umpire turned that down. So, can Daryl Harper be 100% certain the ball is going to hit the stumps? Perhaps a little high, so it won't be a surprise if it's given not-out. I don't know why it's taking so long - it seems perfectly straightforward: there is enough doubt to vindicate the original not-out decision. We're coming up to two minutes of wasted time, and - well, I am flabbergasted. He has been given out. Again, it was fairly clear the ball was going over the top yet Harper has told the onfield umpire to change his decision. I'm afraid I'm speechless 334/5
View dismissal D Ramdin b Swann 166 424 268 20 0 61.94
194.4 bowled him! Stepped outside leg, came forward but was beaten in the flight while trying to angle this out to the off side 749/9
View dismissal JE Taylor b Swann 53 72 62 6 3 85.48
180.3 it'll be a fifty and no more! A superb arm-ball from Swann, Taylor went back when he should have been forward, and that pings the bails. Well bowled Graeme, he's on for another five-for 672/7
View dismissal SJ Benn c †Ambrose b Anderson 14 19 20 2 0 70.00
185.3 that was quick and Benn tried to pull it, but got a thin edge through to the keeper 701/8
DBL Powell not out 13 36 30 0 0 43.33
Extras (b 15, lb 11, w 1, nb 6) 33
  Total (9 wickets dec; 194.4 overs) 749 (3.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 37 9 125 3 3.37 162 17 1
4.5 to Gayle, huge shout, and that was a massive inducker that Gayle didn't read at all ... Umpire Tiffin says no, and it's probably a good shout. England ponder for a moment, and finally go for the referral. The replay shows it pitches just inside the line and is heading for leg stump ... Tiffin reverses his decision, and off Gayle goes! 13/1
84.5 to Chanderpaul, Anderson's got him! The inswinger darts back into Chanderpaul who shoulders arms, and up goes the finger. As you'd expect, it's been referred by Chanderpaul and the problem now is height. Now, the third umpire doesn't have the benefit of predictive hawkeye so they can't tell whether it would've gone over the stumps, but they don't even need hawkeye. It is that obvious. Up goes the finger for a second time. Well, for all England's celebrations, that decision really does sum up the sham of a system that this referral experiment is 281/4
185.3 to Benn, that was quick and Benn tried to pull it, but got a thin edge through to the keeper 701/8
View wicket RJ Sidebottom 35 4 146 1 4.17 145 20 2
165.1 to Sarwan, Sidebottom has an actual wicket! A superb delivery swinging back late into Sarwan whose off stump is pegged back, and there goes Sarwan's chance of a 300 595/6
  SCJ Broad 32 4 113 0 3.53 138 16 1 (1w)
View wickets GP Swann 50.4 8 165 5 3.25 209 18 1
33.2 to Smith, a decent stride, rapped on the front pad, a big appeal and the finger goes up! It looked pretty unremarkable on first evidence, and sure enough it goes to a referral. But there's nothing there that can reprieve Smith, the ball struck him just inside the line, and the ball would have gone on to clip the off stump. He's on his way, and England have their breakthrough! 121/2
47.4 to Hinds, beaten for pace I think as Hinds comes forward, trying to defend, but is rapped in front. And up goes the finger! He ponders whether to refer it before trudging off disconsolately and replays indicate that would just have clipped the leg stump 159/3
95.2 to Nash, that's close - he's rapped him on the pads and up goes the appeal. Oh lord. Here we go again - Strauss has called for a referral. Now the umpire turned that down. So, can Daryl Harper be 100% certain the ball is going to hit the stumps? Perhaps a little high, so it won't be a surprise if it's given not-out. I don't know why it's taking so long - it seems perfectly straightforward: there is enough doubt to vindicate the original not-out decision. We're coming up to two minutes of wasted time, and - well, I am flabbergasted. He has been given out. Again, it was fairly clear the ball was going over the top yet Harper has told the onfield umpire to change his decision. I'm afraid I'm speechless 334/5
180.3 to Taylor, it'll be a fifty and no more! A superb arm-ball from Swann, Taylor went back when he should have been forward, and that pings the bails. Well bowled Graeme, he's on for another five-for 672/7
194.4 to Ramdin, bowled him! Stepped outside leg, came forward but was beaten in the flight while trying to angle this out to the off side 749/9
  KP Pietersen 9 1 38 0 4.22 30 3 0
  RS Bopara 13 0 66 0 5.07 44 5 1 (4nb)
  PD Collingwood 16 1 51 0 3.18 63 5 0
  OA Shah 2 0 19 0 9.50 2 1 0 (2nb)
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss* b Gayle 38 101 72 5 0 52.77
22.5 bowled him! Slightly quicker ball on off stump and it drifts into Strauss who, attempting a cut, merely chops it onto his stumps 88/1
AN Cook not out 139 294 256 15 0 54.29
View dismissal OA Shah lbw b Benn 21 40 45 2 0 46.66
37.3 another breakthrough, and England don't yet have a lead! Full length, Shah is nailed on the toe as he comes forward, and he can't even be bothered to refer that one. It must have been more plumb than it looked 129/2
KP Pietersen not out 72 149 116 7 1 62.06
Extras (b 6, nb 3) 9
  Total (2 wickets dec; 81 overs; 294 mins) 279 (3.44 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  FH Edwards 10 1 41 0 4.10 45 7 0 (3nb)
  DBL Powell 12 0 35 0 2.91 52 4 0
View wicket SJ Benn 21 1 64 1 3.04 85 6 0
37.3 to Shah, another breakthrough, and England don't yet have a lead! Full length, Shah is nailed on the toe as he comes forward, and he can't even be bothered to refer that one. It must have been more plumb than it looked 129/2
  JE Taylor 4 0 15 0 3.75 17 2 0
View wicket CH Gayle 17 5 46 1 2.70 79 4 0
22.5 to Strauss, bowled him! Slightly quicker ball on off stump and it drifts into Strauss who, attempting a cut, merely chops it onto his stumps 88/1
  RO Hinds 14 1 56 0 4.00 52 3 1
  RR Sarwan 3 0 16 0 5.33 11 3 0

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - West Indies led the 5-match series 1-0
Player of the match - RR Sarwan (West Indies)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and RB Tiffin (Zimbabwe)
TV umpire - DJ Harper (Australia)
Match referee - AG Hurst (Australia)
Reserve umpire - CR Duncan
Close of play
  • Thu, 26 Feb - day 1 - England 1st innings 301/3 (KP Pietersen 32*, PD Collingwood 11*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 27 Feb - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 85/1 (DS Smith 37*, RR Sarwan 40*, 22 ov)
  • Sat, 28 Feb - day 3 - West Indies 1st innings 398/5 (RR Sarwan 184*, D Ramdin 25*, 109 ov)
  • Sun, 1 Mar - day 4 - England 2nd innings 6/0 (AJ Strauss 5*, AN Cook 0*, 2 ov)
  • Mon, 2 Mar - day 5 - England 2nd innings 279/2d (81 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • England 1st innings
    • Drinks: England - 48/0 in 13.0 overs (AJ Strauss 33, AN Cook 15)
    • England: 50 runs in 13.6 overs (84 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (AJ Strauss 33, AN Cook 19, Ex 0)
    • AJ Strauss: 50 off 71 balls (8 x 4)
    • England: 100 runs in 27.5 overs (167 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 167 balls (AJ Strauss 67, AN Cook 33, Ex 0)
    • Lunch: England - 108/0 in 30.0 overs (AJ Strauss 71, AN Cook 37)
    • AN Cook: 50 off 95 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • England: 150 runs in 41.1 overs (247 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 247 balls (AJ Strauss 96, AN Cook 54, Ex 1)
    • AJ Strauss: 100 off 144 balls (15 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: England - 169/0 in 45.0 overs (AJ Strauss 111, AN Cook 57)
    • England: 200 runs in 54.4 overs (328 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 200 runs in 328 balls (AJ Strauss 121, AN Cook 78, Ex 1)
    • Tea: England - 221/0 in 62.0 overs (AJ Strauss 136, AN Cook 84)
    • England: 250 runs in 73.6 overs (445 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: England - 255/2 in 75.0 overs (OA Shah 6, KP Pietersen 10)
    • New Ball Taken: England 260/3 after 84.1 overs (KP Pietersen 14, PD Collingwood 0)
    • England: 300 runs in 89.3 overs (542 balls), Extras 15
    • End Of Day: England - 301/3 in 90.0 overs (KP Pietersen 32, PD Collingwood 11)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (KP Pietersen 22, PD Collingwood 16, Ex 12)
    • England: 350 runs in 101.4 overs (616 balls), Extras 20
    • Drinks: England - 354/4 in 102.0 overs (PD Collingwood 32, RS Bopara 18)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (PD Collingwood 17, RS Bopara 27, Ex 6)
    • England: 400 runs in 114.2 overs (693 balls), Extras 22
    • PD Collingwood: 50 off 104 balls (6 x 4)
    • Lunch: England - 405/4 in 115.0 overs (PD Collingwood 52, RS Bopara 46)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 134 balls (PD Collingwood 44, RS Bopara 48, Ex 8)
    • RS Bopara: 50 off 78 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • England: 450 runs in 125.1 overs (759 balls), Extras 23
    • Drinks: England - 472/5 in 131.0 overs (RS Bopara 64, TR Ambrose 4)
    • England: 500 runs in 138.1 overs (838 balls), Extras 24
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (RS Bopara 17, TR Ambrose 35, Ex 1)
    • TR Ambrose: 50 off 65 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • England: 550 runs in 145.2 overs (882 balls), Extras 25
    • Tea: England - 553/5 in 146.0 overs (RS Bopara 88, TR Ambrose 59)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 120 balls (RS Bopara 31, TR Ambrose 68, Ex 2)
    • RS Bopara: 100 off 140 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • England: 600 runs in 153.2 overs (931 balls), Extras 27
    • West Indies 1st innings
    • Drinks: West Indies - 48/1 in 11.0 overs (DS Smith 27, RR Sarwan 14)
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 11.2 overs (68 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (DS Smith 20, RR Sarwan 28, Ex 2)
    • End Of Day: West Indies - 85/1 in 22.0 overs (DS Smith 37, RR Sarwan 40)
    • Innings Break: West Indies - 0/0
    • RR Sarwan: 50 off 66 balls (7 x 4)
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 25.4 overs (154 balls), Extras 2
    • DS Smith: 50 off 87 balls (8 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 146 balls (DS Smith 46, RR Sarwan 52, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 121/2 in 33.2 overs (RR Sarwan 58)
    • West Indies: 150 runs in 43.4 overs (262 balls), Extras 2
    • Lunch: West Indies - 163/3 in 50.0 overs (RR Sarwan 81, S Chanderpaul 4)
    • West Indies: 200 runs in 58.3 overs (351 balls), Extras 6
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (RR Sarwan 14, S Chanderpaul 33, Ex 4)
    • RR Sarwan: 100 off 160 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 223/3 in 65.0 overs (RR Sarwan 104, S Chanderpaul 37)
    • S Chanderpaul: 50 off 80 balls (9 x 4)
    • West Indies: 250 runs in 74.1 overs (445 balls), Extras 6
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 172 balls (RR Sarwan 35, S Chanderpaul 59, Ex 6)
    • Tea: West Indies - 265/3 in 79.0 overs (RR Sarwan 118, S Chanderpaul 63)
    • New Ball Taken: West Indies 276/3 after 81.1 overs (RR Sarwan 125, S Chanderpaul 66)
    • West Indies: 300 runs in 86.6 overs (525 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: West Indies - 323/4 in 91.0 overs (RR Sarwan 139, BP Nash 28)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (RR Sarwan 20, BP Nash 33, Ex 0)
    • RR Sarwan: 150 off 238 balls (15 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • West Indies: 350 runs in 98.4 overs (595 balls), Extras 10
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (RR Sarwan 29, D Ramdin 24, Ex 0)
    • End Of Day: West Indies - 398/5 in 109.0 overs (RR Sarwan 184, D Ramdin 25)
    • West Indies: 400 runs in 110.2 overs (665 balls), Extras 10
    • RR Sarwan: 200 off 297 balls (21 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 165 balls (RR Sarwan 68, D Ramdin 30, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 436/5 in 124.0 overs (RR Sarwan 213, D Ramdin 30)
    • West Indies: 450 runs in 129.5 overs (783 balls), Extras 15
    • D Ramdin: 50 off 112 balls (5 x 4)
    • Lunch: West Indies - 483/5 in 138.0 overs (RR Sarwan 229, D Ramdin 56)
    • 6th Wicket: 150 runs in 258 balls (RR Sarwan 85, D Ramdin 56, Ex 9)
    • West Indies: 500 runs in 144.1 overs (869 balls), Extras 19
    • RR Sarwan: 250 off 403 balls (26 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 532/5 in 153.0 overs (RR Sarwan 252, D Ramdin 79)
    • 6th Wicket: 200 runs in 350 balls (RR Sarwan 107, D Ramdin 80, Ex 13)
    • West Indies: 550 runs in 155.4 overs (941 balls), Extras 24
    • New Ball Taken: West Indies 574/5 after 160.1 overs (RR Sarwan 272, D Ramdin 99)
    • D Ramdin: 100 off 194 balls (11 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 250 runs in 405 balls (RR Sarwan 137, D Ramdin 100, Ex 15)
    • West Indies: 600 runs in 167.3 overs (1012 balls), Extras 25
    • Tea: West Indies - 607/6 in 168.0 overs (D Ramdin 101, JE Taylor 11)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (D Ramdin 15, JE Taylor 35, Ex 0)
    • West Indies: 650 runs in 177.5 overs (1074 balls), Extras 25
    • Drinks: West Indies - 668/6 in 180.0 overs (D Ramdin 124, JE Taylor 49)
    • JE Taylor: 50 off 60 balls (6 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • West Indies: 700 runs in 184.4 overs (1115 balls), Extras 27
    • D Ramdin: 150 off 251 balls (19 x 4)
    • Innings Break: West Indies - 749/9 in 194.4 overs (DBL Powell 13)
    • England 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: England - 6/0 in 2.0 overs (AJ Strauss 5, AN Cook 0)
    • England: 50 runs in 10.6 overs (68 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (AJ Strauss 17, AN Cook 27, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: England - 62/0 in 15.0 overs (AJ Strauss 24, AN Cook 32)
    • England: 100 runs in 26.2 overs (160 balls), Extras 6
    • AN Cook: 50 off 86 balls (8 x 4)
    • Lunch: England - 115/1 in 32.0 overs (AN Cook 58, OA Shah 13)
    • England: 150 runs in 47.4 overs (288 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: England - 166/2 in 51.0 overs (AN Cook 82, KP Pietersen 18)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (AN Cook 26, KP Pietersen 23, Ex 1)
    • England: 200 runs in 60.6 overs (369 balls), Extras 7
    • AN Cook: 100 off 193 balls (11 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 177 balls (AN Cook 51, KP Pietersen 49, Ex 1)
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 74 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Tea: England - 233/2 in 68.0 overs (AN Cook 117, KP Pietersen 50)
    • England: 250 runs in 74.6 overs (453 balls), Extras 9
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 261 balls (AN Cook 75, KP Pietersen 72, Ex 3)
 
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