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

50.1

Giles to Chanderpaul, no run, just what the game has been crying out for, a QPR fan into the attack

50.2

Giles to Chanderpaul, no run, worked off the hip to the short fine leg

50.3

Giles to Chanderpaul, 1 run, flicked off the toes to bring up the WI ton and a half

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   AF Giles 1-0-1-0

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   AF Giles 2-1-1-0

54.1

Giles to Chanderpaul, no run, turned into the onside, coming forward.

54.2

Giles to Chanderpaul, 1 run, worked away behind squareleg off the back foot

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   AF Giles 3-1-2-0

56.1

Giles to Chanderpaul, no run, waits for this to come on to him, defends carefully

56.2

Giles to Chanderpaul, FOUR, ruins his figures - drops it short, Chanderpaul goes back, pulls it right out of the meat of the bat

56.3

Giles to Chanderpaul, no run, turned to midwicket

56.4

Giles to Chanderpaul, 1 run, turns this one just square of midwicket this time, easy single

56.5

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

56.6

Giles to Chanderpaul, 1 run, a little short, a little legside, a little flick, a little matter of another single. Giles starting to leak runs here.

West Indies 166/3   AF Giles 4-1-9-0

58.1

Giles to Chanderpaul, no run, nudged into the onside

58.2

Giles to Chanderpaul, 1 run, gleans another single off his pads

58.3

Giles to Hinds, no run, bat and pad together, hits pad, outside leg stump

58.4

Giles to Hinds, no run, flicked to Collingwood at short midwicket, diving stop, snaps off a return over the stumps - great work

58.5

Giles to Hinds, no run, forward, textbook defensive

58.6

Giles to Hinds, no run, and again, correctly forward

West Indies 168/4   AF Giles 5-1-10-0

60.1

Giles to Chanderpaul, no run, turned to square leg

60.2

Giles to Chanderpaul, 1 run, swept past the square leg fielder this time, easy single

60.3

Giles to Hinds, no run, down the legside, not a great ball, not a great attempt at a sweep, dribbles on the legside

60.4

Giles to Hinds, FOUR, driven through the onside, midwicket and midon both have a peck at it, neither quite makes it

60.5

Giles to Hinds, 1 run, pushed in front of point, comparatively easy single

60.6

Giles to Chanderpaul, no run, that's better - Read even tells him so: dropped on a length outside off, forward and defends. That's the line Vaughan will want him to bowl all the time.

West Indies 175/4   AF Giles 6-1-16-0

62.1

Giles to Chanderpaul, no run, that's better, and Chris Read agrees with me - on the stumps, defends.

62.2

Giles to Chanderpaul, 1 run, strays a little on the legside, turned away for yet another single backward of square leg

62.3

Giles to Jacobs, no run, oooooooo... that was worth an ask. Forward to a ball that looked like it pitched in line, not offering a shot.

62.4

Giles to Jacobs, no run, another appeal, bat and pad together

62.5

Giles to Jacobs, no run, and another, definitely worth a shout, in fact very lucky indeed to be there still

62.6

Giles to Jacobs, no run, forward, wisely gets bat on this one.

West Indies 184/5   AF Giles 7-1-17-0

64.1

Giles to Chanderpaul, no run, turned into the onside

64.2

Giles to Chanderpaul, no run, pushed back down the track

64.3

Giles to Chanderpaul, 1 run, swept down to long leg, as the Barmy Army switch to 'Engerlund...': ground scoreboard think he has a fifty...

64.4

Giles to Jacobs, no run, pushed into the onside. One ground scoreboard has it right, anyway

64.5

Giles to Jacobs, no run, Chris Read takes a lifting ball in heavy traffic, as Jacobs bat swings near to it and him

64.6

Giles to Jacobs, no run, defends up the track, Giles down smartly to field

West Indies 194/5   AF Giles 8-1-18-0

66.1

Giles to Jacobs, no run, defends back to Giles

66.2

Giles to Jacobs, no run, defends again

66.3

Giles to Jacobs, 1 run, strays down legside, worked away for another easy single

66.4

Giles to Chanderpaul, 1 run, now that IS his fifty: Chanderpaul a touch sheepishly acknowledges the applause again having worked one into the onside for a single

66.5

Giles to Jacobs, 1 run, nurdled away behind square again: Giles needs to improve his line

66.6

Giles to Chanderpaul, no run, to that, in fact, much better, bang on the line of middle stump., Chanderpaul forward, defends

West Indies 197/5   AF Giles 9-1-21-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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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