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

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   A Flintoff 1-1-0-0

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   A Flintoff 2-1-1-0

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

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   A Flintoff 3-1-2-0

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   A Flintoff 4-1-6-0

22.1

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

22.2

Flintoff to Lara, 1 run, and that's the 50 for WI, no mean feat for them 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   A Flintoff 5-1-14-0

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

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   A Flintoff 6-1-23-1

33.1

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, FOUR, short ball, chanders takes the bait and goes for the hook, very unlike him, just wide enough of Harmison at long leg

33.2

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, defended down to the extra cover

33.3

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, defensive tap down to the mid wicket

33.4

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, average of 55 for chanderpaul at this ground

33.5

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, straight defence from a crooked bat, fielded by the bowler

33.6

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, works it away, direct to the gully

West Indies 96/3   A Flintoff 7-1-27-1

35.1

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, good length, and the ball rears up, beating the outside edge, good strong delivery

35.2

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, through tot he keeper once more

35.3

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, chipped through the mid wicket, Harmison plays cop to the ball's robber

35.4

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run

35.5

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, another big bouncer that completely fails to annoy the batsman at all

35.6

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, tapped on the on side, Flintoff fields in his follow through and attempts a run out of the nonstriker

West Indies 98/3   A Flintoff 8-1-29-1

37.1

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

37.2

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, quicker ball, and it's destined for the keeper's gloves

37.3

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, 1 run, worked off the hip, there's a couple of fielders fighting over that one deepish behind square leg

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   A Flintoff 9-1-33-1

39.1

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, shuffles across the stumps only to let the ball fly over the leg stump

39.2

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, more shuffling, defending this time, back to the bowler

39.3

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, overpitched and outside the off stump

39.4

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, dangles the bat at it for absolutely no reason, edges, and dropped once again, Butcher is the diving man at 3rd slip

39.5

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, FOUR, wayward attempted yorker, and clipped away to the fine leg

39.6

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, 5 no balls, oversteps, just evades a tiny leg glance, and instead gets a tiny clip of the thigh, beats the diving keeper

39.6

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run

West Indies 116/3   A Flintoff 10-1-42-1

41.1

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, the blondes in tandem continue

41.2

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, handy little push down through the mid off

41.3

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, 1 run, worked off the legs and down behind the square leg

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

41.6

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, slower ball, wider ball, left very much alone outside the off stump

West Indies 122/3   A Flintoff 11-1-46-1

65.1

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, through to Read: Flintoff having a laugh at something as he walks back to his mark

65.2

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, round the wicket, wide of off, Chanderpaul not interested

65.3

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, touch too wide again, Chanderpaul hoists the bat high, Read takes

65.4

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, tries to force it back past Flintoff, gets a slight inside edge, Flintoff down in his followthrough to take

65.5

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, forward, defends, making him play this time, into the offside

65.6

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, no run, slower ball, fuller pitch, defended to Vaughan at midoff.

West Indies 194/5   A Flintoff 12-2-46-1

67.1

Flintoff to Jacobs, no run, walks into a drive down the pitch, mid off fields

67.2

Flintoff to Jacobs, OUT, gets big on him, tries to fend away, gets a glove, almost punches it toward Collingwood at gully who makes a fine diving take coming forward.

RD Jacobs c sub (PD Collingwood) b Flintoff 6 (22m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

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

67.5

Flintoff to Chanderpaul, OUT, Thorpe delivers a lesson in how to take slip catches. Loose shot, easy catch. Pay attention, Mark.

S Chanderpaul c Thorpe b Flintoff 50 (160m 99b 5x4 0x6) SR: 50.50

67.6

Flintoff to Collins, no run, very odd ball, wide, dies as it pitches, Collins not at all tempted

West Indies 198/7   A Flintoff 13-2-47-3

69.1

Flintoff to Collins, no run, defends, all along the ground to the third of the waiting slips

69.2

Flintoff to Collins, no run, through to Read

69.3

Flintoff to Collins, no run, has a hopeful poke at a good length ball, comprehensively beaten

69.4

Flintoff to Collins, 1 no ball, late down on it, runs into the onside

69.4

Flintoff to Collins, no run, up on his toes, defends well

69.5

Flintoff to Collins, no run, defends

69.6

Flintoff to Collins, FOUR, nicked between fourth slip and gully, perfectly safe,

West Indies 205/7   A Flintoff 14-2-52-3

71.1

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

71.2

Flintoff to Collymore, no run, beats the outside edge

71.3

Flintoff to Collymore, no run, a touch too short, pulls the bat inside the line

71.4

Flintoff to Collymore, no run, I'm as much in two minds as to whether to call that a leave as I think Collymore was about the shot. Past the outside edge, either way.

71.5

Flintoff to Collymore, no run, clips the pad on the way through to Read.

71.6

Flintoff to Collymore, no run, back,.

West Indies 209/8   A Flintoff 15-2-53-3

73.1

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

73.2

Flintoff to Collymore, 1 run, worked away to Jones in the deep, superb return saves a second

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

73.5

Flintoff to Collymore, no run, dug in short, easy for Collymore to stay well under

73.6

Flintoff to Collymore, no run, open face drive, but straight to point

West Indies 223/8   A Flintoff 16-2-58-3

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

75.2

Flintoff to Edwards, OUT, two in two, absolutely regulation caught behind - just pokes at it, takes the outside edge, Read watches it all the way into the gloves.

FH Edwards c †Read b Flintoff 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

West Indies 224/10   A Flintoff 16.2-2-58-5
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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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