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

1.1

Harmison to Gayle, no run, pitched up, seams in, not a mile from the off stump, more like a couple of inches

1.2

Harmison to Gayle, 1 run, worked well off the hip, defended down to the fine leg

1.3

Harmison to Ganga, no run, four slips, a gully, short leg, extra cover for Ganga

1.4

Harmison to Ganga, no run, defended down on the off side

1.5

Harmison to Ganga, no run, firm walking defence onto the on side this time

1.6

Harmison to Ganga, no run, there's a rarity, an over from Harmison without a wicket, well done West Indies

West Indies 6/0   SJ Harmison 1-0-1-0

3.1

Harmison to Ganga, no run, good bounce off a good length, left alone with the bat raised

3.2

Harmison to Ganga, no run, pitched up this time, seams away

3.3

Harmison to Ganga, no run, again for the keeper, Ganga again not forced to play

3.4

Harmison to Ganga, no run, closer to the off stump this time, defensive shot, ball goes behind him, near the stumps

3.5

Harmison to Ganga, no run, pitched up, seams away, poor footwork from Ganga leaves him looking foolish

3.6

Harmison to Ganga, no run, shorter, again seaming away, past the back foot defensive edge

West Indies 6/0   SJ Harmison 2-1-1-0

5.1

Harmison to Ganga, no run, defending onto the on side

5.2

Harmison to Ganga, no run, quick and outside the off stump

5.3

Harmison to Ganga, no run, bat raised once again, lots of wasted balls here from Harmison

5.4

Harmison to Ganga, no run, very wide down the leg side this time, Ganga shies away awkwardly

5.5

Harmison to Ganga, no run

5.6

Harmison to Ganga, no run, overpitched and very wide, end of a very wayward over. this harmison guy is useless, what's he ever done...

West Indies 6/1   SJ Harmison 3-2-1-0

7.1

Harmison to Ganga, no run, either a thick edge, or defended into the slips, good save prevents a run

7.2

Harmison to Ganga, no run, pitched up and defended away into the gully

7.3

Harmison to Ganga, no run, poked away into the gully, Ganga half an hour without a run, possibly playing for the draw

7.4

Harmison to Ganga, no run, bat held high, ball through to the keeper

7.5

Harmison to Ganga, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, ball knocked towards the covers

7.6

Harmison to Ganga, no run, inside edge into the pads, big appeal, but big boofy Darrel Hair says not out

West Indies 8/1   SJ Harmison 4-3-1-0

9.1

Harmison to Ganga, no run, opens the face slightly, straight to Butcher at 4th slip, on the first bounce

9.2

Harmison to Ganga, no run, good firm defence outside the off stump

9.3

Harmison to Ganga, no run, more good defence, back to the bowler

9.4

Harmison to Ganga, 1 run, offthe glove andonto the thigh pad, trickles away for a run

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   SJ Harmison 5-3-2-0

11.1

Harmison to Ganga, no run, wide wide wide down the leg side, great keeping by Read saves the byes, poor umpiring denies the wide

11.2

Harmison to Ganga, no run, defended

11.3

Harmison to Ganga, 2 runs, defensive push gets a lot of milage through the cover point, they run a double

11.4

Harmison to Ganga, no run, short ball, ducked with commitment

11.5

Harmison to Ganga, OUT, oh dear, no shot offered whatsoever, bat held high, into the back leg, Hair gives it out

D Ganga lbw b Harmison 11 (49m 41b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.82

11.6

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

West Indies 21/2   SJ Harmison 6-3-5-1

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   SJ Harmison 7-4-5-1

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

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   SJ Harmison 8-4-6-1

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   SJ Harmison 9-4-10-1

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   SJ Harmison 10-4-12-1

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   SJ Harmison 11-5-12-1

32.1

Harmison to Sarwan, no run

32.2

Harmison to Sarwan, 1 run

32.3

Harmison to Chanderpaul, no run, let's the first one pass short and wide of the off stump

32.4

Harmison to Chanderpaul, no run, back foot, defends short of the cover

32.5

Harmison to Chanderpaul, no run, swinging in, beats him, into the pads, another big appeal, just just avoids the leg stump, two noises as well to confuse the umpire

32.6

Harmison to Chanderpaul, 3 runs, poked down to the long off boundary, just pulled up short of the rope

West Indies 92/3   SJ Harmison 12-5-16-1

48.1

Harmison to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Harmison starting a new spell, and is greeted with a single to fine leg

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   SJ Harmison 13-5-25-1

55.1

Harmison to Chanderpaul, no run, outside off, Chanderpaul shoulders arms, lets that go by

55.2

Harmison to Chanderpaul, no run, finding his range, this one a little tighter line, Chanderpaul still happily shouldering arms

55.3

Harmison to Chanderpaul, no run, slightly slower attempted yorker, well kept out

55.4

Harmison to Chanderpaul, no run, banged in - half-tracker - Chanderpaul sways back, keeping the bat low

55.5

Harmison to Chanderpaul, 1 run, easy single, turned away off his pads behind square

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   SJ Harmison 14-5-28-1

57.1

Harmison to Chanderpaul, no run, Ahem. Sarwan loses the plot for a moment, has a huge carve at one high and wide outside off and misses.

57.2

Harmison to Chanderpaul, no run, same line and length, no rush of blood to the head this time, Read takes.

57.3

Harmison to Chanderpaul, 1 run, open face through the vacant fourth slip area

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

57.5

Harmison to Hinds, no run, slants one across him, too wide, Hinds won't be drawn into that early an indiscretion

57.6

Harmison to Hinds, no run, better line, a bit too short, Hinds up on his toes to defend

West Indies 167/4   SJ Harmison 15-5-29-2

59.1

Harmison to Chanderpaul, no run, slanted across, a shade too short, Chanderpaul not interested.

59.2

Harmison to Chanderpaul, 1 leg bye, off the pad into the onside

59.3

Harmison to Hinds, no run, worked away on the onside, square leg fields

59.4

Harmison to Hinds, no run, bat high, lets it go past - not as exaggerated a leave as Chanderpaul

59.5

Harmison to Hinds, no run, ducks under a bouncer.

59.6

Harmison to Hinds, no run, dead on line, gets behind it, defends into the onside off the back foot

West Indies 169/4   SJ Harmison 16-6-29-2

61.1

Harmison to Hinds, 4 leg byes, nasty bouncer, seams back at him, off the helmet over Read...

61.2

Harmison to Hinds, no run, pushed into the offside

61.3

Harmison to Hinds, no run, bouncer again, Hinds gets well out of the way of it

61.4

Harmison to Hinds, no run, good length, gets back, pushes it to midoff

61.5

Harmison to Hinds, OUT, another bouncer, Hinds feeling man enough to hook, and Jones at long leg is there and waiting as it comes high off the bat.

RO Hinds c Jones b Harmison 5 (17m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.77

61.6

Harmison to Jacobs, FOUR, carves it through the slips: Harmison 'oooos' at the end of his followthrough....

West Indies 183/5   SJ Harmison 17-6-33-3

63.1

Harmison to Chanderpaul, FOUR, shorter, Chanderpaul pulls, quickly into position, nice shot

63.2

Harmison to Chanderpaul, no run, not pulling that one! dug in shorter (it does say in the fast bowler's manual to do that...), Chanderpaul ducks.

63.3

Harmison to Chanderpaul, no run, pitched up, too wide for Chanderpaul to worry about

63.4

Harmison to Chanderpaul, FOUR, he didn't know a lot about that - tries to pull the bat away, faint inside edge, almost chops on, beats everything and everyone

63.5

Harmison to Chanderpaul, no run, good line, Chanderpaul equal to it

63.6

Harmison to Chanderpaul, 1 run, a little overpitched (the commentator's jinx of course), turned into the onside

West Indies 193/5   SJ Harmison 18-6-42-3
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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