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

Match State: Day 1 start scheduled for 10.05 local time (14.05 GMT) Vaughan won the toss and chose to bowl first. There's supposed to a bit of early life in the pitch, although that will apparently disappear soon enough. England unchanged, WI with a couple of changes - both of the D Smiths are out, a true mercy for scorers Ganga and Hinds coming in for them. Devon is injured, Dwayne wasn't. Edwards also back in the side after injury, replacing Sanford.

0.1

Hoggard to Gayle, 2 runs, early swing with the first ball, Gayle easily clips it off the legs

0.2

Hoggard to Gayle, no run, zips it thru across the left handers, good bounce and the crowd show their appreciation

0.3

Hoggard to Gayle, no run, another one rearing a little, over the stumps, Read takes it still on the rise

0.4

Hoggard to Gayle, 3 runs, overpitched, strange shot from Gayle, and oooh it's just over Vaughan at mid wicket. he chases it down and picks up just inside the rope

0.5

Hoggard to Ganga, no run, left alone outside the off stump

0.6

Hoggard to Ganga, no run, and an encore of the previous ball

End of over 1 (5 runs) West Indies 5/0
D Ganga    0* (2b)      MJ Hoggard    1-0-5-0
CH Gayle    5* (4b)     

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

End of over 2 (1 run) West Indies 6/0
D Ganga    0* (6b)      SJ Harmison    1-0-1-0
CH Gayle    6* (6b)     

2.1

Hoggard to Gayle, no run, swinging into the pads, Read does well to save the leg byes

2.2

Hoggard to Gayle, no run, pitched up and swinging, Gayle gives it the big heave ho, misses entirely. ball just misses the off stump

2.3

Hoggard to Gayle, no run, straight thru to the keeper, no shot offered

2.4

Hoggard to Gayle, no run, pitched up again and into the pads it goes, swinging past the leg stumps, Koertzen denies the appeal

2.5

Hoggard to Gayle, no run, first bouncer of the day, played awkwardly by Gayle, off the handle or glove

2.6

Hoggard to Gayle, no run, defended onto the on side, end of a good over from Hoggard

End of over 3 (maiden) West Indies 6/0
CH Gayle    6* (12b)      MJ Hoggard    2-1-5-0
D Ganga    0* (6b)     

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

End of over 4 (maiden) West Indies 6/0
D Ganga    0* (12b)      SJ Harmison    2-1-1-0
CH Gayle    6* (12b)     

4.1

Hoggard to Gayle, no run, nice inswinger aimed at middle stump, defended equally nicely

4.2

Hoggard to Gayle, no run, makes it straighten down the off stump line, past the outside edge and over the off stump

4.3

Hoggard to Gayle, no run, sharp bouncer, too far down the leg side to make Gayle work to duck it

4.4

Hoggard to Gayle, no run, swinging into the left hander, defended off the leg stump

4.5

Hoggard to Gayle, no run, short of a length, straight thru to the keeper, strange head movement from gayle, seamed to lose sight of it

4.6

Hoggard to Gayle, OUT, forward defensive, seaming in, into the pad, big appeal, up goes the finger, out goes Gayle

CH Gayle lbw b Hoggard 6 (20m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

looked to be missing leg stump that one, and hawkeye confirms it pitched between middle and leg, and then moved in significantly

End of over 5 (wicket maiden) West Indies 6/1
     MJ Hoggard    3-2-5-1
D Ganga    0* (12b)     

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

and now TV points out that the ball was too high for Gayle's lbw, so a poor decision on two counts

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...

End of over 6 (maiden) West Indies 6/1
D Ganga    0* (18b)      SJ Harmison    3-2-1-0
RR Sarwan    0* (0b)     

6.1

Hoggard to Lara, 2 runs, leg glance, Lara off the mark immediately, promoted himself back to his rightful position at 1st drop

6.2

Hoggard to Lara, no run, defended well onto the on side

6.3

Hoggard to Lara, no run, clipped away, but direct to the forward square leg

6.4

Hoggard to Lara, no run, short but easily ducked

6.5

Hoggard to Lara, no run, defended onto the on side, playing across the line

6.6

Hoggard to Lara, no run, a bit too wide of the off stump, Hoggard let's out a bit of disgust with that one

End of over 7 (2 runs) West Indies 8/1
BC Lara    2* (6b)      MJ Hoggard    4-2-7-1
D Ganga    0* (18b)     

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

End of over 8 (maiden) West Indies 8/1
D Ganga    0* (24b)      SJ Harmison    4-3-1-0
BC Lara    2* (6b)     

8.1

Hoggard to Lara, 1 leg bye, misses the leg glance, Lara looking very positive

8.2

Hoggard to Ganga, no run, defends into the off side

8.3

Hoggard to Ganga, 3 runs, driven down the off side, and Ganga is finally off the mark

8.4

Hoggard to Lara, no run, swinging into the leg stump, played to the mid wicket, not a lot of defence here

8.5

Hoggard to Lara, no run, quicker one, pushed towards the point

8.6

Hoggard to Lara, no run, seams in slightly, into the pad, missing the off stump

End of over 9 (4 runs) West Indies 12/1
BC Lara    2* (10b)      MJ Hoggard    5-2-10-1
D Ganga    3* (26b)     

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

End of over 10 (1 run) West Indies 13/1
BC Lara    2* (12b)      SJ Harmison    5-3-2-0
D Ganga    4* (30b)     

10.1

Hoggard to Ganga, no run, pitched up and driven into the covers

10.2

Hoggard to Ganga, no run, short of a lngth, passes wide of the batsman on the off side

10.3

Hoggard to Ganga, no run, onto the back foot, defended into the pitch

10.4

Hoggard to Ganga, no run, nice outswinger, Ganga draws the bat inside when he realises how far it's going

10.5

Hoggard to Ganga, FOUR, drifting down leg, and a clever little shot lifts it over the square leg, first boundary of the day, and it's been a long time coming

10.6

Hoggard to Ganga, 1 run, Ganga's boundary goes to his head and he launches into a big off drive, edged and DROPPED, Thorpe is the man diving to his left at 3rd slip

End of over 11 (5 runs) West Indies 18/1
D Ganga    9* (36b 1x4)      MJ Hoggard    6-2-15-1
BC Lara    2* (12b)     

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

hit outside the line and seems to be missing the off stump, and too high as well, a dodgy lbw to match the first one already given

11.6

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

crowd sound very restless, might be a few TVs positioned around the ground

End of over 12 (3 runs) West Indies 21/2
RR Sarwan    1* (1b)      SJ Harmison    6-3-5-1
BC Lara    2* (12b)     

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

12.3

Hoggard to Lara, no run

12.4

Hoggard to Lara, no run, pitched up and well outside the off stump

12.5

Hoggard to Lara, no run, worked off the leg and saved very well by Hussain by short leg

12.6

Hoggard to Lara, 2 runs, tries it again, and it works this time, gets a double forward of the square leg

End of over 13 (3 runs) West Indies 24/2
BC Lara    4* (16b)      MJ Hoggard    7-2-18-1
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

and that be drinks Match State: Drinks Frederick Flintoff into the attack

End of over 14 (maiden) West Indies 24/2
RR Sarwan    2* (9b)      SJ Harmison    7-4-5-1
BC Lara    4* (16b)     

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

End of over 15 (maiden) West Indies 24/2
BC Lara    4* (22b)      A Flintoff    1-1-0-0
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

a bit of spray for the cherry on Sarwan's elbow

15.5

Jones to Lara, no run, defended

15.6

Jones to Lara, no run, wide and through to the keeper, another maiden

End of over 16 (1 run, maiden) West Indies 25/2
BC Lara    4* (24b)      SP Jones    1-1-0-0
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

End of over 17 (1 run) West Indies 26/2
RR Sarwan    3* (19b)      A Flintoff    2-1-1-0
BC Lara    4* (24b)     

17.1

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

17.2

Jones to Lara, 1 run, more play off the legs, beats the short leg, no second there

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

End of over 18 (7 runs) West Indies 33/2
RR Sarwan    8* (24b 1x4)      SP Jones    2-1-7-0
BC Lara    5* (25b)     

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

pitch seems to have lost most of its early life. hard to tell as it's coincided with the change in bowlers

End of over 19 (1 run) West Indies 34/2
RR Sarwan    8* (27b 1x4)      A Flintoff    3-1-2-0
BC Lara    6* (28b)     

19.1

Jones to Lara, FOUR, short of a length, and a commanding shot, pulled very strongly, nearly cleared the rope

19.2

Jones to Lara, no run, pushes it wider of the off, seeing if Lara wants another bite of carrot

19.3

Jones to Lara, no run, defended on the off side

19.4

Jones to Lara, 1 run, pitched up and swings in, grabs the inside edge and across the batsman it goes, behind square leg

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

End of over 20 (5 runs) West Indies 39/2
RR Sarwan    8* (29b 1x4)      SP Jones    3-1-12-0
BC Lara    11* (32b 1x4)     

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

or the middle of the bat I guess

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

End of over 21 (4 runs) West Indies 43/2
BC Lara    15* (38b 2x4)      A Flintoff    4-1-6-0
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

21.4

Jones to Lara, FOUR, another cracking shot, leans slightly on the back foot, and bangs it through the covers once again

21.5

Jones to Lara, no run, bowler responds well, pitched up and forces a hurried defensive shot, falls over in the process

21.6

Jones to Lara, no run, and a worthless bouncer to finish off the over

End of over 22 (5 runs) West Indies 48/2
BC Lara    19* (41b 3x4)      SP Jones    4-1-17-0
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

22.2

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

End of over 23 (8 runs) West Indies 56/2
RR Sarwan    16* (37b 2x4)      A Flintoff    5-1-14-0
BC Lara    20* (42b 3x4)     

23.1

Jones to Lara, no run, defends it back to the bowler

23.2

Jones to Lara, 1 run, clipped off the legs once more, easy single to the fine leg

23.3

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

23.4

Jones to Lara, no run, jumps back to a shortish one and defends

23.5

Jones to Lara, FOUR, looks for a crashing off drive, edges, and it flies high through the gap in the slips

23.6

Jones to Lara, no run, defended into the point area

Harmison brought back for a couple of voers

End of over 24 (6 runs) West Indies 62/2
BC Lara    25* (47b 4x4)      SP Jones    5-1-23-0
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

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

End of over 25 (1 run) West Indies 63/2
BC Lara    25* (50b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    8-4-6-1
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

End of over 26 (4 runs) West Indies 67/2
RR Sarwan    22* (47b 3x4)      SP Jones    6-1-27-0
BC Lara    25* (50b 4x4)     

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

that low ball from Jones was so close to collecting the off stump. Sarwan nearly jumped over it

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

a interesting session, but not without its dull bits. two dodgy lbws, a dropped catch, a few edges through the slips, and a few lovely boundaries from these two batsmen for now, it's tucker time Match State: Lunch - Day 1

End of over 27 (4 runs) West Indies 71/2
BC Lara    29* (56b 5x4)      SJ Harmison    9-4-10-1
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

End of over 28 (2 runs, maiden) West Indies 73/2
RR Sarwan    22* (53b 3x4)      MJ Hoggard    8-3-18-1
BC Lara    29* (56b 5x4)     

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

End of over 29 (2 runs) West Indies 75/2
BC Lara    31* (62b 5x4)      SJ Harmison    10-4-12-1
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

29.5

Hoggard to Lara, 1 run, worked off the middle stump, good ball, but very well played to the square leg

29.6

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

End of over 30 (4 runs) West Indies 79/2
RR Sarwan    25* (58b 3x4)      MJ Hoggard    9-3-22-1
BC Lara    32* (63b 5x4)     

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

good tight over from Harmison, but countered by some equally waterttight defence

End of over 31 (maiden) West Indies 79/2
BC Lara    32* (69b 5x4)      SJ Harmison    11-5-12-1
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

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

what a liquorice all sorts of an over that was from Flintoff

End of over 32 (9 runs) West Indies 88/3
     A Flintoff    6-1-23-1
RR Sarwan    30* (62b 4x4)     

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

End of over 33 (4 runs) West Indies 92/3
S Chanderpaul    3* (4b)      SJ Harmison    12-5-16-1
RR Sarwan    31* (64b 4x4)     

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

End of over 34 (4 runs) West Indies 96/3
S Chanderpaul    7* (10b 1x4)      A Flintoff    7-1-27-1
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

End of over 35 (maiden) West Indies 96/3
RR Sarwan    31* (70b 4x4)      MJ Hoggard    10-4-22-1
S Chanderpaul    7* (10b 1x4)     

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

End of over 36 (2 runs) West Indies 98/3
S Chanderpaul    9* (16b 1x4)      A Flintoff    8-1-29-1
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

End of over 37 (5 runs) West Indies 103/3
RR Sarwan    36* (76b 4x4)      MJ Hoggard    11-4-27-1
S Chanderpaul    9* (16b 1x4)     

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

End of over 38 (4 runs) West Indies 107/3
RR Sarwan    38* (81b 4x4)      A Flintoff    9-1-33-1
S Chanderpaul    10* (18b 1x4)     

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

End of over 39 (maiden) West Indies 107/3
RR Sarwan    38* (87b 4x4)      MJ Hoggard    12-5-27-1
S Chanderpaul    10* (18b 1x4)     

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

End of over 40 (9 runs) West Indies 116/3
S Chanderpaul    14* (25b 2x4)      A Flintoff    10-1-42-1
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

40.3

Hoggard to Chanderpaul, no run, playing across the line and straight to the square leg

40.4

Hoggard to Chanderpaul, no run, knocked away down to the mid off

40.5

Hoggard to Chanderpaul, no run, closes the face and forward to the square leg, a run is aborted after a brief discussion

40.6

Hoggard to Chanderpaul, 1 run, good quick running to the mid wicket

Match State: Drinks

End of over 41 (2 runs) West Indies 118/3
S Chanderpaul    15* (29b 2x4)      MJ Hoggard    13-5-29-1
RR Sarwan    39* (89b 4x4)     

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

End of over 42 (4 runs) West Indies 122/3
S Chanderpaul    18* (33b 2x4)      A Flintoff    11-1-46-1
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

End of over 43 (1 run) West Indies 123/3
RR Sarwan    41* (97b 4x4)      MJ Hoggard    14-5-30-1
S Chanderpaul    18* (33b 2x4)     

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

43.4

Jones to Chanderpaul, no run, too short, too wide, too useless a ball

43.5

Jones to Chanderpaul, no run, defends outside the off stump and to the mid wicket

43.6

Jones to Chanderpaul, no run

End of over 44 (1 run) West Indies 124/3
S Chanderpaul    18* (36b 2x4)      SP Jones    7-1-28-0
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

44.5

Hoggard to Chanderpaul, no run, walking across the crease, misses the defensive shot altogether

44.6

Hoggard to Chanderpaul, 1 run, glances easily. England should just put all the fielders behind the stumps at this rate

End of over 45 (2 runs) West Indies 126/3
S Chanderpaul    19* (38b 2x4)      MJ Hoggard    15-5-32-1
RR Sarwan    43* (104b 4x4)     

45.1

Jones to Chanderpaul, no run

45.2

Jones to Chanderpaul, no run, and defensive again

45.3

Jones to Chanderpaul, 1 run, worked off the hip, for surprise! a single behind square

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

End of over 46 (1 run) West Indies 127/3
RR Sarwan    43* (107b 4x4)      SP Jones    8-1-29-0
S Chanderpaul    20* (41b 2x4)     

46.1

Hoggard to Chanderpaul, 1 run, poked away for another single, somewhere or another

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

46.5

Hoggard to Chanderpaul, no run, more defence

46.6

Hoggard to Chanderpaul, no run, down the leg side for not very many runs. zero to be precise

End of over 47 (2 runs) West Indies 129/3
S Chanderpaul    21* (44b 2x4)      MJ Hoggard    16-5-34-1
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

End of over 48 (4 runs) West Indies 133/3
RR Sarwan    48* (116b 5x4)      SP Jones    9-1-33-0
S Chanderpaul    21* (44b 2x4)     

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

loads of scoring shots behind square leg for Sarwan, but balanced through most of his boundaries coming through the off side

End of over 49 (9 runs) West Indies 142/3
RR Sarwan    56* (121b 7x4)      SJ Harmison    13-5-25-1
S Chanderpaul    22* (45b 2x4)     

49.1

Jones to Chanderpaul, no run, back foot defence, ball pops into the air, but lands just short of the covers

49.2

Jones to Chanderpaul, 1 run, finds an easy leg glance is available off leg stump

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

that would complete the 50 overs if it was an ODI. but it's not.

End of over 50 (7 runs) West Indies 149/3
RR Sarwan    58* (125b 7x4)      SP Jones    10-1-36-0
S Chanderpaul    23* (47b 2x4)     
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Match drawn
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England won by 7 wickets
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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

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