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

11.6

Harmison to Sarwan, 1 run, worked off the leg and straight off the mark

West Indies 21/2   RR Sarwan 1* (1b)

12.1

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, defended down towards the mid wicket

12.2

Hoggard to Sarwan, 1 run, early swing, overpitched, pushed for a quick single to the cover point

West Indies 22/2   RR Sarwan 2* (3b)

13.1

Harmison to Sarwan, no run, wide of the off stump, Harmison not in the same groove as the other matches so far

13.2

Harmison to Sarwan, no run, despite what the figures suggest, Hoggard has been the pick of the two this morning

13.3

Harmison to Sarwan, no run, down the leg side, no need for a shot there

13.4

Harmison to Sarwan, no run, but there's a great ball, seaming away, squares up Sarwan groping for the defensive shot

13.5

Harmison to Sarwan, no run, keeper's ball

13.6

Harmison to Sarwan, no run, tapped into the covers, NOOOOOOO says Sarwan subtly suggesting he doesn't want a run

West Indies 24/2   RR Sarwan 2* (9b)

15.1

Jones to Sarwan, no run, picthed up, poked away into the gully

15.2

Jones to Sarwan, no run, leans back, lets it pass easily

15.3

Jones to Sarwan, no run, knocked into the gully, very slow cricket this, batsmen very cautious on a bouncy pitch

15.4

Jones to Sarwan, 1 leg bye, ouch, played unorthodoxly, with the elbow, down to the fine leg

West Indies 25/2   RR Sarwan 2* (13b)

16.1

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, pushed into the covers

16.2

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, knocked into the gully, the game is drawing to a halt

16.3

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, defended awkwardly to the cover point, thinks about a run, but then thinks again

16.4

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, seams away wide down the leg side

16.5

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, turned off the thigh and to the square leg

16.6

Flintoff to Sarwan, 1 run, too wayward this time, clipped off the toes to deny a fourth consecutive maiden

West Indies 26/2   RR Sarwan 3* (19b)

17.1

Jones to Sarwan, 1 run, short and worked off the hip, just behind square leg

17.3

Jones to Sarwan, 1 wide, very wide down the leg side, Read with a magnificent save, and Hair doesn't care much for the bowling

17.3

Jones to Sarwan, FOUR, good length, but a lovely shot, spanks it through the covers, that wakes up the crowd and scorers alike

17.4

Jones to Sarwan, no run

17.5

Jones to Sarwan, no run

17.6

Jones to Sarwan, no run, short and a good bouncer, sarwan goes below sea level to get out of the way of that one

West Indies 33/2   RR Sarwan 8* (24b 1x4)

18.4

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, poked away from wide of the off stump and into the gully

18.5

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, defended from outside the off and into the covers

18.6

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, harmles sball outside the off

West Indies 34/2   RR Sarwan 8* (27b 1x4)

19.5

Jones to Sarwan, no run, beats the bat and into the top flap of the pad, big shout for lbw, but too high, going over leg stump

19.6

Jones to Sarwan, no run

West Indies 39/2   RR Sarwan 8* (29b 1x4)

21.1

Jones to Sarwan, no run, three boundaries in the last four overs now, WI just shifting up a gear, even if it is only second gear

21.2

Jones to Sarwan, no run, loose ball, short and wide, Sarwan goes for it, big swing and miss of a cut shot

21.3

Jones to Sarwan, 1 run, pokes it close and away they go for a quick single, well run

West Indies 44/2   RR Sarwan 9* (32b 1x4)

22.1

Flintoff to Sarwan, 1 run, a single for sarwan and there's his 10, no mean feat for him in this series

22.3

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, pushed on the on side, another firm no from sarwan

22.4

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, short and outside the off stump

22.5

Flintoff to Sarwan, 2 runs, driving dangerously, very straight drive only just avoids the stumps, and only just evades being caught by the bowler

22.6

Flintoff to Sarwan, FOUR, cutting, and a fine shot it be, great timing through the gully

West Indies 56/2   RR Sarwan 16* (37b 2x4)

23.3

Jones to Sarwan, 1 run, pushes into the covers for another run, allowed indeed by a rare Hussain misfield

West Indies 58/2   RR Sarwan 17* (38b 2x4)

24.1

Harmison to Sarwan, no run

24.2

Harmison to Sarwan, no run, defended close, ball doesn't escape

24.3

Harmison to Sarwan, 1 run, guided through the gully

West Indies 63/2   RR Sarwan 18* (41b 2x4)

25.1

Jones to Sarwan, no run, short and through to the keeper it... goes.. yet.. again

25.2

Jones to Sarwan, FOUR, bowler puts his back into that one, but it only helps it fly to the fine leg boundary even quicker

25.3

Jones to Sarwan, no run, outside the off and defended to the point area

25.4

Jones to Sarwan, no run, good bounce, and finely played, back foot defence

25.5

Jones to Sarwan, no run, pitched up, and mistimed drive down to the mid off

25.6

Jones to Sarwan, no run, woah! where did that come from? short ball, but it barely gets a foot off the pitch. incredible stuff, unlike anything we've seen all morning

West Indies 67/2   RR Sarwan 22* (47b 3x4)

27.1

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, first ball after lunch, tapped on the off side

27.2

Hoggard to Sarwan, 2 leg byes, misses the flick across the line, gets a couple of thigh byes

27.3

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, poked into the covers

27.4

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, again, negotiating it outside the off and into the covers

27.5

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, worked off the middle stump this time, direct to the square leg, they abort a run

27.6

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, firmly defended just outside the off stump, every ball played at there, and safely so, you'd have to think the pitch has become quite tame

West Indies 73/2   RR Sarwan 22* (53b 3x4)

29.1

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, lazy little glance, missed entirely down the leg side

29.2

Hoggard to Sarwan, 2 runs, not quite any timing to be found in the cross bat shot through the covers

29.3

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run

29.4

Hoggard to Sarwan, 1 run, tiny little glance gets just the single

29.6

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, pushed into the covers and so ends a quiet but tame over

West Indies 79/2   RR Sarwan 25* (58b 3x4)

31.1

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, strange decision here, Hoggard off after only a 2-over second spell

31.2

Flintoff to Sarwan, FOUR, loose and wide, good cut shot to the backward point boundary

31.3

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, seaming in, evading the defence, into the pads, big big appeal, looks very close, not out, too high in fact

31.4

Flintoff to Sarwan, 1 run

West Indies 84/2   RR Sarwan 30* (62b 4x4)

32.1

Harmison to Sarwan, no run

32.2

Harmison to Sarwan, 1 run

West Indies 89/3   RR Sarwan 31* (64b 4x4)

34.1

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, hoggard from the garner end for the first time today

34.2

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, straight ball, inside edge into the thigh

34.3

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, overpitched and outside the off stump

34.4

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, again pitched up outside the off, defended firmly into the covers

34.5

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, more defence, down to the mid off

34.6

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, pointless bouncer outside the off stump, England's bowlers really aren't much chop with bowling bouncers

West Indies 96/3   RR Sarwan 31* (70b 4x4)

36.1

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, shuffles across the stumps and defends outside the off stump

36.2

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, slight outswing, but nothing dangerous enough to beat the batsman

36.3

Hoggard to Sarwan, 2 runs, easily worked through the mid wicket to bring up the team ton

36.4

Hoggard to Sarwan, 2 runs, slow bouncer, and Sarwan chases it, slow pull shot that loops over the mid wicket area

36.5

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, tapped onto the off side, a tad of a safer shot that one

36.6

Hoggard to Sarwan, 1 run, easy little glance down to the fine leg

West Indies 103/3   RR Sarwan 36* (76b 4x4)

37.1

Flintoff to Sarwan, 1 run, worked off the top of the bails, another single behind square

37.4

Flintoff to Sarwan, 1 no ball, first no ball of the day, and only just over it was too

37.4

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, thuds it into the pads on the leg stump, no appeal, obviously missing leg

37.5

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, tapped away short of the covers

37.6

Flintoff to Sarwan, 1 run, cut away through the gully, over half of Sarwan's runs today have come from behind the stumps, including 3 of the 4 boundaries

West Indies 107/3   RR Sarwan 38* (81b 4x4)

38.1

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, wide of the off stump, bat held like he want's ball to be called by the baseball umpire

38.2

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, awkwardly played, misses the leg glance, off the thigh, england think it's an edge, koertzen consults with the square leg and says not out

38.3

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, zips it through outside the off stump

38.4

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run

38.5

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run

38.6

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, bat raised high and through to the keeper

West Indies 107/3   RR Sarwan 38* (87b 4x4)

40.1

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, opens the face and away to the point fielder

40.2

Hoggard to Sarwan, 1 run, worked away on the on side

West Indies 117/3   RR Sarwan 39* (89b 4x4)

41.4

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, worked back to the bowler

41.5

Flintoff to Sarwan, 1 run, another leg glance, these two are turning the strike over easily this over

West Indies 122/3   RR Sarwan 40* (91b 4x4)

42.1

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, defended onto the off side

42.2

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, quick and pitched up, a little bit of outswing, possibly reverse swing

42.3

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, sharp ball, seaming in, pushed away on the off side

42.4

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run

42.5

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run

42.6

Hoggard to Sarwan, 1 run, short and quick, Sarwan swats it downwards and forward of the short leg

West Indies 123/3   RR Sarwan 41* (97b 4x4)

43.1

Jones to Sarwan, no run, Jones back to break up the dynamic blonde duo

43.2

Jones to Sarwan, no run

43.3

Jones to Sarwan, 1 run, clipped off the pads, down to the fine leg

West Indies 124/3   RR Sarwan 42* (100b 4x4)

44.1

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, played down to the covers, game slowing up and the windies try to consolidate

44.2

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, no shot offered outside the offstump

44.3

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, pushed into the covers once more, diddly squat runs to be had

44.4

Hoggard to Sarwan, 1 run, flashing across the line of the ball, down to the long leg

West Indies 125/3   RR Sarwan 43* (104b 4x4)

45.4

Jones to Sarwan, no run, shuffles back and defends on the back foot, to the mid off

45.5

Jones to Sarwan, no run, wayward down the leg side, missed glance from Sarwan

45.6

Jones to Sarwan, no run, short of a length, Sarwan pulling, misses, big appeal, Hair says no, looks to be off the hip

West Indies 127/3   RR Sarwan 43* (107b 4x4)

46.2

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, overpitched and wide down the leg side

46.3

Hoggard to Sarwan, no run, firm defence, squeezing it to the point fielder

46.4

Hoggard to Sarwan, 1 run, worked away across the line, forward of the square leg, easy as you like

West Indies 129/3   RR Sarwan 44* (110b 4x4)

47.1

Jones to Sarwan, no run

47.2

Jones to Sarwan, no run, forward of the square leg

47.3

Jones to Sarwan, no run, the game definitely meandering now. ineffective bowling matched by very cautious batting

47.4

Jones to Sarwan, FOUR, that's more like it! a very rash pull shot thunders to the boundary

47.5

Jones to Sarwan, no run, left alone wide of the off stump

47.6

Jones to Sarwan, no run, upright defence into the covers

West Indies 133/3   RR Sarwan 48* (116b 5x4)

48.2

Harmison to Sarwan, no run, way down the leg side, Read goes on a run to collect that

48.3

Harmison to Sarwan, FOUR, leans back to make room, and cut it to the point boundary to bring up a fighting fifty

48.4

Harmison to Sarwan, no run

48.5

Harmison to Sarwan, no run

48.6

Harmison to Sarwan, FOUR, and another one, too short from harmison, this cut shot goes behind point

West Indies 142/3   RR Sarwan 56* (121b 7x4)

49.3

Jones to Sarwan, 4 leg byes, minimal shot there, clips the pad and goes very fine, Hair decides to call it a boundary

49.4

Jones to Sarwan, 2 runs, pushes across the line with nice timing, Thorpe makes a handy save at point

49.5

Jones to Sarwan, no run, swinging and missing, looked like someone chopping down a tree with an axe there

49.6

Jones to Sarwan, no run, pushed on the off side, nein runs

West Indies 149/3   RR Sarwan 58* (125b 7x4)

50.4

Giles to Sarwan, no run, turned away to the short fine leg again

50.5

Giles to Sarwan, no run, forward defensive, a nonsense appeal from slip and bowler alike

50.6

Giles to Sarwan, no run, jams down on it outside the off stump

West Indies 150/3   RR Sarwan 58* (128b 7x4)

51.5

Jones to Sarwan, no run, safe defence short of the covers

51.6

Jones to Sarwan, 1 run, worked off the hip behind square. literally this time as Sarwan clutches at his hip as he runs

West Indies 152/3   RR Sarwan 59* (130b 7x4)

52.1

Giles to Sarwan, no run, hit hard into the on side

52.2

Giles to Sarwan, no run, hit hard into the off side, but cant pierce the field

52.3

Giles to Sarwan, no run, an appeal for something or another

52.4

Giles to Sarwan, no run, defended onto the on side

52.5

Giles to Sarwan, no run, tries to flight it, pitched it, smacked into the covers

52.6

Giles to Sarwan, no run

West Indies 152/3   RR Sarwan 59* (136b 7x4)

53.3

Jones to Sarwan, 1 run, squeezes it down to the wide 3rd man, easy single

53.5

Jones to Sarwan, no run, knocked down into the cover point area

53.6

Jones to Sarwan, no run, ducks a pointless bouncer, and it's time for a nice cup of tea

West Indies 155/3   RR Sarwan 60* (139b 7x4)

54.3

Giles to Sarwan, no run, very very elegantly correct forward defensive

54.4

Giles to Sarwan, no run, much less elegant - in two minds, went back and had to dab down on it

54.5

Giles to Sarwan, no run, forward, bat and pad together

54.6

Giles to Sarwan, no run, walks into a drive, rolling out to mid on

West Indies 156/3   RR Sarwan 60* (143b 7x4)

55.6

Harmison to Sarwan, 2 runs, bit of a sit-up-and-beg ball. Sarwan doesn't time it properly, getting a bottom edge, down into the onside, still gets two for it

West Indies 159/3   RR Sarwan 62* (144b 7x4)

56.5

Giles to Sarwan, 1 run, another easy single, turned off his pads.

West Indies 165/3   RR Sarwan 63* (145b 7x4)

57.4

Harmison to Sarwan, OUT, that'll do nicely - this time it is Sarwan (full marks if you noticed the goof) - good length, loose stroke, regulation slip catch for Flintoff

RR Sarwan c Flintoff b Harmison 63 (205m 146b 7x4 0x6) SR: 43.15

West Indies 167/4   RR Sarwan 63 (146b 7x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Match drawn
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England won by 8 wickets
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England won by 7 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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