England tour of West Indies, 2003/04 / Commentary

The Wisden Trophy - 3rd Test

West Indies v England

England won by 8 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

6.1

Hoggard to Lara, 2 runs, leg glance, Lara off the mark immediately, promoted himself back to his rightful position at 1st drop

6.2

Hoggard to Lara, no run, defended well onto the on side

6.3

Hoggard to Lara, no run, clipped away, but direct to the forward square leg

6.4

Hoggard to Lara, no run, short but easily ducked

6.5

Hoggard to Lara, no run, defended onto the on side, playing across the line

6.6

Hoggard to Lara, no run, a bit too wide of the off stump, Hoggard let's out a bit of disgust with that one

West Indies 8/1   BC Lara 2* (6b)

8.1

Hoggard to Lara, 1 leg bye, misses the leg glance, Lara looking very positive

8.4

Hoggard to Lara, no run, swinging into the leg stump, played to the mid wicket, not a lot of defence here

8.5

Hoggard to Lara, no run, quicker one, pushed towards the point

8.6

Hoggard to Lara, no run, seams in slightly, into the pad, missing the off stump

West Indies 12/1   BC Lara 2* (10b)

9.5

Harmison to Lara, no run, short and quick, seaming back in and down the leg side

9.6

Harmison to Lara, no run, pitched up, outside the off stump, doesn't tempt a shot though

West Indies 13/1   BC Lara 2* (12b)

12.3

Hoggard to Lara, no run

12.4

Hoggard to Lara, no run, pitched up and well outside the off stump

12.5

Hoggard to Lara, no run, worked off the leg and saved very well by Hussain by short leg

12.6

Hoggard to Lara, 2 runs, tries it again, and it works this time, gets a double forward of the square leg

West Indies 24/2   BC Lara 4* (16b)

14.1

Flintoff to Lara, no run, short and a bit loose, the batsman takes mercy on it

14.2

Flintoff to Lara, no run, worked off the hip, very well collected by Read, he's had a good series so far

14.3

Flintoff to Lara, no run, ball dribbles away off the pad on the leg side

14.4

Flintoff to Lara, no run, overpitched, but Lara can't tune his timing for it, knocked to the sub Collingwood at cover point

14.5

Flintoff to Lara, no run, slow outside the off stump, to the keeper

14.6

Flintoff to Lara, no run, deflected away behind point, straight to the fielder

West Indies 24/2   BC Lara 4* (22b)

15.5

Jones to Lara, no run, defended

15.6

Jones to Lara, no run, wide and through to the keeper, another maiden

West Indies 25/2   BC Lara 4* (24b)

17.2

Jones to Lara, 1 run, more play off the legs, beats the short leg, no second there

West Indies 28/2   BC Lara 5* (25b)

18.1

Flintoff to Lara, no run, pitched up, and left alone to the keeper

18.2

Flintoff to Lara, no run, regulation bouncer, regulation duck

18.3

Flintoff to Lara, 1 run, cross bat guiding shot behind square leg, easy single and it evaded the fielder

West Indies 34/2   BC Lara 6* (28b)

19.1

Jones to Lara, FOUR, short of a length, and a commanding shot, pulled very strongly, nearly cleared the rope

19.2

Jones to Lara, no run, pushes it wider of the off, seeing if Lara wants another bite of carrot

19.3

Jones to Lara, no run, defended on the off side

19.4

Jones to Lara, 1 run, pitched up and swings in, grabs the inside edge and across the batsman it goes, behind square leg

West Indies 39/2   BC Lara 11* (32b 1x4)

20.1

Flintoff to Lara, no run, throws the bat at it, bottom edge and the ball cuddles up to his feet and comes to rest

20.2

Flintoff to Lara, no run, bends the knees and lets a short one pass

20.3

Flintoff to Lara, no run, on his toes, and defends it back to the bowler

20.4

Flintoff to Lara, no run, more scrappy batsmanship, inside edge, can't find the middle of the ball from flintoff

20.5

Flintoff to Lara, no run, good pace and through to the keeper

20.6

Flintoff to Lara, FOUR, larrrrvley shot, leans on it slightly, and guides it through the covers, no problems

West Indies 43/2   BC Lara 15* (38b 2x4)

21.4

Jones to Lara, FOUR, another cracking shot, leans slightly on the back foot, and bangs it through the covers once again

21.5

Jones to Lara, no run, bowler responds well, pitched up and forces a hurried defensive shot, falls over in the process

21.6

Jones to Lara, no run, and a worthless bouncer to finish off the over

West Indies 48/2   BC Lara 19* (41b 3x4)

22.2

Flintoff to Lara, 1 run, and that's the 50 for WI, no mean feat for them in this series

West Indies 50/2   BC Lara 20* (42b 3x4)

23.1

Jones to Lara, no run, defends it back to the bowler

23.2

Jones to Lara, 1 run, clipped off the legs once more, easy single to the fine leg

23.4

Jones to Lara, no run, jumps back to a shortish one and defends

23.5

Jones to Lara, FOUR, looks for a crashing off drive, edges, and it flies high through the gap in the slips

23.6

Jones to Lara, no run, defended into the point area

West Indies 62/2   BC Lara 25* (47b 4x4)

24.4

Harmison to Lara, no run, some R Rated TV there for you, camera focuses on some scary Best of British types, a dozen teeth between the four of them

24.5

Harmison to Lara, no run

24.6

Harmison to Lara, no run, defended once more, into the covers

West Indies 63/2   BC Lara 25* (50b 4x4)

26.1

Harmison to Lara, no run, last over of the first sesh, short and through to the keeper

26.2

Harmison to Lara, no run, more short stuff, a waste of time really

26.3

Harmison to Lara, no run, defends a slower ball, easily played by Lara, defended back to the bowler

26.4

Harmison to Lara, no run

26.5

Harmison to Lara, FOUR, chases a wide one, and though the slips it goes, just passes by the feet of Flintoff

26.6

Harmison to Lara, no run, bat raised, and through to the keeper it goes

West Indies 71/2   BC Lara 29* (56b 5x4)

28.1

Harmison to Lara, no run, Harmison continuing after having the last ball before lunch, no shot offered

28.2

Harmison to Lara, no run, overpitched and very wide of the left hander's off stump

28.3

Harmison to Lara, no run, shortish and down the leg stump, Lara watches it pass

28.4

Harmison to Lara, no run, slashing cut shot, just outside the off stump, direct to Giles at point, not quite timed properly

28.5

Harmison to Lara, no run, worked away to Giles again

28.6

Harmison to Lara, 2 runs, almost yorker length and dug out by Lara, outside the off stump and down towards the long off area

West Indies 75/2   BC Lara 31* (62b 5x4)

29.5

Hoggard to Lara, 1 run, worked off the middle stump, good ball, but very well played to the square leg

West Indies 79/2   BC Lara 32* (63b 5x4)

30.1

Harmison to Lara, no run, bat raised, ball to the keeper outside the off stump

30.2

Harmison to Lara, no run, good firm defence, nice textbook stuf

30.3

Harmison to Lara, no run, wider of the off stump, certainly no shot offered to that one, even if it did deserve it

30.4

Harmison to Lara, no run, poked on the off stump, batsmen biding their time, possibly waiting for the support bowlers

30.5

Harmison to Lara, no run, silly cover brought in now, Vaughan realised there's not a lot ofg attack happening at the moment

30.6

Harmison to Lara, no run, defends direct to Hussain at silly cover

West Indies 79/2   BC Lara 32* (69b 5x4)

31.5

Flintoff to Lara, FOUR, a bit short and on leg, too slow, Lara swivels on the back foot, mistimes the pull shot, but more than enough to get to the mid wicket

31.6

Flintoff to Lara, OUT, good length, good line, Lara pushing at it tenatively, edges, and bang into the hands of the gully

BC Lara c Butcher b Flintoff 36 (118m 71b 6x4 0x6) SR: 50.70

West Indies 88/3   BC Lara 36 (70b 6x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Match drawn
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Apr 1-3, 2004
England won by 8 wickets
West Indies v England at Port of Spain - Mar 19-23, 2004
England won by 7 wickets
West Indies v England at Kingston - Mar 11-14, 2004
England won by 10 wickets
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Photos

Apr 3, 2004

Andrew Flintoff's catch of Ryan Hinds gave Matthew Hoggard his hat-trick wicket, West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Barbados, 3rd day, April 3, 2004

Andrew Flintoff's catch of Ryan Hinds gave Matthew Hoggard his hat-trick wicket

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Apr 3, 2004

Mobbed - Hoggard drowns in a sea of adulation

Mobbed - Hoggard drowns in a sea of adulation

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