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

End of over 51 (1 run) West Indies 150/3
RR Sarwan    58* (128b 7x4)      AF Giles    1-0-1-0
S Chanderpaul    24* (50b 2x4)     

51.1

Jones to Chanderpaul, no run

51.2

Jones to Chanderpaul, no run

51.3

Jones to Chanderpaul, no run, one of the better bouncers we've seen today, but that's not saying much

51.4

Jones to Chanderpaul, 1 run, worked off the hip behind square leg, think I need a macro for that piece of commentary

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

End of over 52 (2 runs) West Indies 152/3
RR Sarwan    59* (130b 7x4)      SP Jones    11-1-38-0
S Chanderpaul    25* (54b 2x4)     

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

End of over 53 (maiden) West Indies 152/3
RR Sarwan    59* (136b 7x4)      AF Giles    2-1-1-0
S Chanderpaul    25* (54b 2x4)     

53.1

Jones to Chanderpaul, no run, leaning into some upright defence, worked away to the point fielder

53.2

Jones to Chanderpaul, 1 run, tries a yorker, dug out to the third man

53.3

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

53.4

Jones to Chanderpaul, 1 run, off the pads, another easy single behind square leg

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

slow laborous stuff, broken up by the occasional nice boundary wicket-preservation has been the order of the day for the Windies, which whilst not being pretty, is a good thing in the interests of them putting the test back into Test match Match State: Tea - Day 1 Umpires re-appear after Tea followed by England Giles to continue, as we change commentators.

End of over 54 (3 runs) West Indies 155/3
RR Sarwan    60* (139b 7x4)      SP Jones    12-1-41-0
S Chanderpaul    27* (57b 2x4)     

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

Tidy enough over. Hoggard fielded that last ball and looks to have pinged a calf muscle turning to retrieve it. He's doing some serious stretching to ease it, and then off, replaced by the ubiquitous Collingwood. Jones replaced by Harmison.

End of over 55 (1 run) West Indies 156/3
RR Sarwan    60* (143b 7x4)      AF Giles    3-1-2-0
S Chanderpaul    28* (59b 2x4)     

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

All change for the right-handed Sarwam

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

End of over 56 (3 runs) West Indies 159/3
RR Sarwan    62* (144b 7x4)      SJ Harmison    14-5-28-1
S Chanderpaul    29* (64b 2x4)     

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.

Hoggard apparently has cramp, word is from the England dressing room. Vaughan and Harmison discuss options for this next over.

End of over 57 (7 runs) West Indies 166/3
S Chanderpaul    35* (69b 3x4)      AF Giles    4-1-9-0
RR Sarwan    63* (145b 7x4)     

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

England needed that wicket - this partnership was starting to look all too comfortable

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

The Barmy Army give Harmison a big reception as he takes his place in the deep. Quite why they're singing 'There's only one David Gower' escapes me.

End of over 58 (1 run) West Indies 167/4
RO Hinds    0* (2b)      SJ Harmison    15-5-29-2
S Chanderpaul    36* (72b 3x4)     

58.1

Giles to Chanderpaul, no run, nudged into the onside

58.2

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

More attacking field for Hinds.

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

Barmy Army in fine voice.

End of over 59 (1 run) West Indies 168/4
RO Hinds    0* (6b)      AF Giles    5-1-10-0
S Chanderpaul    37* (74b 3x4)     

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

Giles to continue, minus the irridescent blue wraparound shades.

End of over 60 (1 run, maiden) West Indies 169/4
RO Hinds    0* (10b)      SJ Harmison    16-6-29-2
S Chanderpaul    37* (76b 3x4)     

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.

My colleague informs me it's David Gower's birthday today, hence the Barmy Army celebrations. No doubt you'll find that on CI's All Today's Yesterdays.

End of over 61 (6 runs) West Indies 175/4
S Chanderpaul    38* (79b 3x4)      AF Giles    6-1-16-0
RO Hinds    5* (13b 1x4)     

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

The first bouncer is probably the ball that got the wicket, in fact. Jacobs the incoming bat: his last partnership with Chanderpaul was pretty decent, but he did come in at 3 that time.

61.6

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

More applause for Harmison down by the Barmy Army Giles again.

End of over 62 (8 runs) West Indies 183/5
RD Jacobs    4* (1b 1x4)      SJ Harmison    17-6-33-3
S Chanderpaul    38* (79b 3x4)     

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.

End of over 63 (1 run) West Indies 184/5
RD Jacobs    4* (5b 1x4)      AF Giles    7-1-17-0
S Chanderpaul    39* (81b 3x4)     

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

Harmison looking dangerous.

63.6

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

The Bsrmy Army working on 'Walkin In A Winter Wonderland'. Hrm. Someone should tell them it's not winter....

End of over 64 (9 runs) West Indies 193/5
S Chanderpaul    48* (87b 5x4)      SJ Harmison    18-6-42-3
RD Jacobs    4* (5b 1x4)     

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

Vaughan chatting to Flintoff. Harmison getting a breather, Freddie Flintoff to replace him bowling, Ricky Clarke replacing him fielding.

End of over 65 (1 run) West Indies 194/5
RD Jacobs    4* (8b 1x4)      AF Giles    8-1-18-0
S Chanderpaul    49* (90b 5x4)     

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.

End of over 66 (maiden) West Indies 194/5
S Chanderpaul    49* (96b 5x4)      A Flintoff    12-2-46-1
RD Jacobs    4* (8b 1x4)     

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

An awful lot of that fifty scored behind square leg.

End of over 67 (3 runs) West Indies 197/5
S Chanderpaul    50* (98b 5x4)      AF Giles    9-1-21-0
RD Jacobs    6* (12b 1x4)     

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

England into the tail now - Best the first of four, who with the best will in the world couldn't really be called allrounders. The Barmy Army profess their love for a certain curly haired left-hander once more.

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

In some ways, England'd not mind having this wicket instead of Best's.

67.6

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

Now, if I were Vaughan, I'd take Giles off.... Heh. From my lips to the skippers' ears. Jones takes over.

End of over 68 (1 run) West Indies 198/7
PT Collins    0* (1b)      A Flintoff    13-2-47-3
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

68.3

Jones to Collins, 1 run, two hundred up, again worked away on the legside.

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

Hoggard will not be back today - severe cramp, apparently.

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.

End of over 69 (2 runs) West Indies 200/7
TL Best    2* (7b)      SP Jones    13-1-43-0
PT Collins    1* (2b)     

69.1

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

The Barmy Army sing Happy Birthday to their favourite left-hander, complete with lifesize David Gower dummy

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

We get altenately 'there's only one David Gower' and some variant on 'Swing Low' at present

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,

End of over 70 (5 runs) West Indies 205/7
PT Collins    5* (9b 1x4)      A Flintoff    14-2-52-3
TL Best    2* (7b)     

70.1

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

Five slips and a gully for Collins.

70.2

Jones to Collins, no run, turned in front of square leg, not the line to bring the vultures into play

70.3

Jones to Collins, no run, nor was that - one day wide down legside, Read takes in his usual efficient, unfussy way

70.4

Jones to Collins, no run, short, Collins has a huge whiffle at it, everyone bar Darryl Hair is convinced there was a nick on that. Including me.

70.5

Jones to Collins, 2 runs, inevitable quick yorker follows, Collins works it away to long leg

70.6

Jones to Collins, OUT, not that it's going to matter much: good line and length, Collins hangs the bat out to dry outside off stump, and Trescothick takes the easiest of catches at first slip

PT Collins c Trescothick b Jones 7 (15m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

.; thick edge along the ground to gully

End of over 71 (3 runs) West Indies 208/8
     SP Jones    14-1-46-1
TL Best    3* (8b)     

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,.

End of over 72 (1 run) West Indies 209/8
CD Collymore    0* (5b)      A Flintoff    15-2-53-3
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

Definitely missed Best in the last Test - he has a refreshingly uncomplicated, rather Darren Gough-like, approach to cricket.

End of over 73 (9 runs) West Indies 218/8
TL Best    13* (15b 2x4)      SP Jones    15-1-55-1
CD Collymore    0* (5b)     

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

Collymore has, as yet, no series average: he's been the not-out batsman every time so far.

End of over 74 (5 runs) West Indies 223/8
CD Collymore    1* (8b)      A Flintoff    16-2-58-3
TL Best    17* (18b 2x4)     

74.1

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

74.2

Jones to Collymore, no run, through to Read

74.3

Jones to Collymore, no run, and again, driving down the wrong line

74.4

Jones to Collymore, no run, not tempted to drive at that, lets it go through to Read

74.5

Jones to Collymore, no run, tries to glance that down legside, Read moves to take

74.6

Jones to Collymore, no run, yorker, well kept out

Flintoff to continue.

End of over 75 (1 run) West Indies 224/8
CD Collymore    1* (13b)      SP Jones    16-1-56-1
TL Best    17* (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

Edwards greeted by four slips and a gully or two.

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

First five-for and best test bowling for Flintoff, 5-58, and he's on a hattrick in the second innings. Collymore not out yet AGAIN. Another rather disappointing collapse for the West Indies, from 167-3 to 224 all out. Join us in ten minutes for the start of the England reply, which promises to be entertaining, with the West Indies fast bowlers having 11 overs (light permitting) to do what damage they can. Match State: Innings Break Out come Vaughan and Trescothick, rehearsing shots as they do. The light is, to be kind, indifferent. My apologies: there are potentially 12 overs to come.

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Match drawn
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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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