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

67.3

Flintoff to Best, no run, pushed into the offside

67.4

Flintoff to Best, 1 run, it is NOT Mark Butcher's day in the field, not since the catch. Nicked, wide of him, hits the finger tips. Butcher beats his head on the ground

West Indies 198/6   TL Best 1* (2b)

68.1

Jones to Best, no run, defends on the legside

68.2

Jones to Best, 1 run, worked away somewhat awkwardly

68.4

Jones to Best, no run, bouncer, ducks, takes his eye off it, and wears it, full on the helmet. Best grinning, rubbing his head, and trading the helmet in for a fresh one

68.5

Jones to Best, no run, undaunted, Best tries to hook the next bouncer, misses

68.6

Jones to Best, no run, flicks at yet another bouncer, misses. Got to admire Best's spirit and guts here: doesn't seem overly fazed by being hit.

West Indies 200/7   TL Best 2* (7b)

70.1

Jones to Best, 1 run, short, off some part of his bat and thighpad into the onside

West Indies 206/7   TL Best 3* (8b)

71.1

Flintoff to Best, 1 run, turns it into the legside, easy single

West Indies 209/8   TL Best 4* (9b)

72.1

Jones to Best, no run, in line, classic back foot defensive

72.2

Jones to Best, FOUR, that's a pretty decent shot, deliberately cut over the slips

72.3

Jones to Best, no run, Jones on the page of the manual that says 'bounce him': Best ducks safely under it

72.4

Jones to Best, FOUR, Best on the page of the manual that says 'throw the kitchen sink at it': short, wide, cut over the slips again

72.5

Jones to Best, no run, better line, better length, Best turns it into the onside, looks for a single, Collymore not interested

72.6

Jones to Best, 1 run, same shot, Collymore on the same page as Best this time, scamper a quick single

West Indies 218/8   TL Best 13* (15b 2x4)

73.1

Flintoff to Best, 1 run, pushed to cover, quick single, Vaughan doesn't field cleanly

73.3

Flintoff to Best, no run, tries to work it on the onside

73.4

Flintoff to Best, 3 runs, stand-and-deliver drive, not quite middled, down to long on

West Indies 223/8   TL Best 17* (18b 2x4)

74.1

Jones to Best, 1 run, nice back foot force into the offside

West Indies 224/8   TL Best 18* (19b 2x4)

75.1

Flintoff to Best, OUT, dug in short, gloves him, Mark Butcher puts his recent slipcatching lessons to good use as this one loops up to him, and sinks into his no doubt somewhat grateful hands.

TL Best c Butcher b Flintoff 17 (38m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 80.95

West Indies 224/9   TL Best 17 (20b 2x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
West Indies v England at St John's - Apr 10-14, 2004
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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