England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 1st day May 17, 2012

Powell worked over, Bravo left stranded

ESPNcricinfo presents plays of the day of the opening day of the series at Lord's
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Presentation of the day

Geoffrey Boycott is very close to the Bairstow family so it was a poignant moment to see him in the England team huddle shortly before 10.30am presenting Jonny Bairstow with his first Test cap. This has been a ceremony performed for a while by England when a new player is capped with a former cricketer addressing the squad. Boycott spoke to the group, which included all the backroom staff, for nearly five minutes before passed the cherished cap to England's 652nd Test cricketer.

Set-up of the day

England's Player of the Year gave an example of why he earned that accolade earlier this week. James Anderson with the new ball at Lord's in May is a potent combination and he was at the top of his game. The way he worked over Kieran Powell was masterful. Four awayswingers scooted past off stump as Powell shouldered arms then, on cue, Anderson sent down the inswinger. The key was how late it moved and by the time Powell was bringing his bat down the ball was hitting the stumps.

No-ball of the day

During Stuart Broad's previous Test at Galle he had no-ball problems and they resurfaced again here although one was only spotted when the DRS was brought in to check an lbw appeal against Adrian Barath. It meant the review became worthless (the on-field not-out would not have been overturned in any event) and, in a way, the no-ball worked in England's favour. Under the latest playing conditions for DRS it did not cost them a review and with the seventh ball of the over Broad removed Barath for certain when he drove to gully.

Juggle of the day

Barath's wicket was not without a heart-in-mouth moment for England. Anderson is a wonderful all-round fielder, especially considering he is a fast bowler, but the thick-edged drive by Barath was parried at gully and looked as though it would evade his grasp. However, Anderson retained his composure - and his balance - long enough to hold the rebound, much to the delight of his team-mates.

Mix-up of the day

It was widely predicted that Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Darren Bravo would hold the key to West Indies' batting and they were together shortly after lunch. However, the stand did not last long. Chanderpaul swept a ball to short fine-leg and Bravo set off for a single, only for Chanderpaul to barely move out of his crease. Before he knew it Bravo was level at the striker's end, but Chanderpaul tapped his bat back in fractionally before Bravo crossed the crease. Even when Matt Prior produced a terrible throw to Graeme Swann, as England did their best to mess up the chance, there was no way back for Bravo.

Review of the day

Chanderpaul was given out padding up in the second innings against England Lions last week. It almost happened again. Facing Anderson he misread the line from around the wicket and did not offer a shot. After a prolonged appeal, Marais Erasmus raised his finger and Anderson launched into celebration. Chanderpaul briefly asked Marlon Samuels, the non-striker, what to do - although Samuels did not appear too aware - before opting for the DRS which proved the ball was missing off stump.

Andrew McGlashan is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • david1951 on May 18, 2012, 2:42 GMT

    @BigGeorgeMehemood: guess you were too young to see Sir Viv Richards. Or Gordon Greenidge. Or Rohan Kanhai. Or Everton Weekes. Or Brian Lara. Or the greatest of them all, Sir Garry Sobers.

  • satspeare on May 18, 2012, 1:35 GMT

    @Mr DoBell, go ring somewhere else. Chanderpaul is performing best at #5 than any other number he played. Most centuries, four, sixes, 100's, 50's, highest score, most not out. Actually percentage-wise , he has performed better at 6th rather than higher than 5. play him where he is at his best! Please leave him be or drop him! Please see below before you talk!

    Position Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave SR 100 50

    2nd 1997-1998 2 2 1 74 58* 74.00 43.02 0 1 3rd 1995-2001 18 29 2 925 137* 34.25 41.47 1 6 4th 1998-2010 26 40 6 1197 166 35.20 37.97 2 7 5th 1996-2012 76 117 19 5309 203* 54.17 43.62 14 29 6th 1994-2011 35 46 10 2414 147* 67.05 43.58 7 16 7th 1994-2003 5 5 1 219 109 54.75 47.92 1 1 8th 1994-1994 1 1 0 4 4 4.00 22.22 0 0

  • jmcilhinney on May 18, 2012, 1:27 GMT

    @KDoc on (May 17 2012, 19:01 PM GMT), seriously? Two feet? If you really think that then you must be blinder than you claim that the bowler and umpire are. How about you use some common sense? The umpire gets one look at full speed with the ball moving and the batsman moving and the stumps generally obscured by the batsman's legs. The bowler gets an even worse view because he is not in line with the stumps and he's also off balance in his follow through. If you can't work out for yourself why a bowler would appeal for that and an umpire could give it out then you should probably stop watching cricket now.

  • aracer on May 18, 2012, 1:06 GMT

    Only once out of 4 innings did Sri Lanka get more than "200 odd" against England recently (in which innings Anderson got a Michelle). Oh, and Broad was out injured for the second test. What's your point, Thomas Cherian?

  • gzawilliam on May 18, 2012, 1:03 GMT

    @Asif chanderpaul only causing run outs? Are you kidding? How about causing a fight from his batsmen. Bravo should be thankful chanders got back in time. because chanderpaul is the only thing between England bowling out WI for under 150 and making around 250. Great players may look selfish and in my opinion need to be a bit selfish. But in chanderpauls sake it was seflish for the team. he knows he is the only class player in that top order and needs to stay in for WI to have a chance at all. Anderson was excellent once again. As was broad. Cant wait to see the new hilfenhaus run a muck in the next ashes.

  • on May 17, 2012, 23:12 GMT

    chanderpaul very selfish only causing run outs very self centred

  • on May 17, 2012, 20:37 GMT

    Front-foot Were Anderson and Broad playing in Lanka?? Every dog is a lion in his or her home ground....Windies and Australia were the only team and SA to some extent who do well abroad

  • on May 17, 2012, 20:16 GMT

    THE MISSING INGREDIENT THAT IS MISSING IN THE WEST INDIES IS SARWAN.WE ONLY HAVE ONE CLASS PLAYER ON THE SIDE WHICH IS SHIV.THE NUB 3-4 SPOT IS VERY WEAK .WELL EVEN IF WE WANTED HIM IN THE TEAM HE IS UNDER CONTRACT IN THE ENGLISH FIRST CLASS LEAGUE..AND WHY WE DID NOT INCLUDE ANY SPINNERS IN THE SIDE?OR AT LEAST YOU SHOULD HAVE PLAY DEONARINE WHICH IS A BETTER QUALITY SPINNER THAN SAMUEL.OH LET ME GUEST SAMUEL IS MORE FIT THAN DEONARINE BY GIBSON STANDARD.LETS SEE HOW THAT WORKS OUT FOR HIM.

  • BigGeorgeMehemood on May 17, 2012, 20:01 GMT

    Chandrapaul is the BEST WI batsman of all time! Say it now! Say it forever and again! Him going to make a hundred tomorrow and become the highest for West Indies. And Saumuels should never play cricket again for WI.

  • KDoc on May 17, 2012, 19:01 GMT

    Anderson's ball to Chanderpaul that was given out LBW by Erasmus looks like it was 2 ft wide outside off stump. How can a bowler appeal for such a delivery, then given out by the umpire? Hmmm...maybe the were both overly excited.

  • david1951 on May 18, 2012, 2:42 GMT

    @BigGeorgeMehemood: guess you were too young to see Sir Viv Richards. Or Gordon Greenidge. Or Rohan Kanhai. Or Everton Weekes. Or Brian Lara. Or the greatest of them all, Sir Garry Sobers.

  • satspeare on May 18, 2012, 1:35 GMT

    @Mr DoBell, go ring somewhere else. Chanderpaul is performing best at #5 than any other number he played. Most centuries, four, sixes, 100's, 50's, highest score, most not out. Actually percentage-wise , he has performed better at 6th rather than higher than 5. play him where he is at his best! Please leave him be or drop him! Please see below before you talk!

    Position Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave SR 100 50

    2nd 1997-1998 2 2 1 74 58* 74.00 43.02 0 1 3rd 1995-2001 18 29 2 925 137* 34.25 41.47 1 6 4th 1998-2010 26 40 6 1197 166 35.20 37.97 2 7 5th 1996-2012 76 117 19 5309 203* 54.17 43.62 14 29 6th 1994-2011 35 46 10 2414 147* 67.05 43.58 7 16 7th 1994-2003 5 5 1 219 109 54.75 47.92 1 1 8th 1994-1994 1 1 0 4 4 4.00 22.22 0 0

  • jmcilhinney on May 18, 2012, 1:27 GMT

    @KDoc on (May 17 2012, 19:01 PM GMT), seriously? Two feet? If you really think that then you must be blinder than you claim that the bowler and umpire are. How about you use some common sense? The umpire gets one look at full speed with the ball moving and the batsman moving and the stumps generally obscured by the batsman's legs. The bowler gets an even worse view because he is not in line with the stumps and he's also off balance in his follow through. If you can't work out for yourself why a bowler would appeal for that and an umpire could give it out then you should probably stop watching cricket now.

  • aracer on May 18, 2012, 1:06 GMT

    Only once out of 4 innings did Sri Lanka get more than "200 odd" against England recently (in which innings Anderson got a Michelle). Oh, and Broad was out injured for the second test. What's your point, Thomas Cherian?

  • gzawilliam on May 18, 2012, 1:03 GMT

    @Asif chanderpaul only causing run outs? Are you kidding? How about causing a fight from his batsmen. Bravo should be thankful chanders got back in time. because chanderpaul is the only thing between England bowling out WI for under 150 and making around 250. Great players may look selfish and in my opinion need to be a bit selfish. But in chanderpauls sake it was seflish for the team. he knows he is the only class player in that top order and needs to stay in for WI to have a chance at all. Anderson was excellent once again. As was broad. Cant wait to see the new hilfenhaus run a muck in the next ashes.

  • on May 17, 2012, 23:12 GMT

    chanderpaul very selfish only causing run outs very self centred

  • on May 17, 2012, 20:37 GMT

    Front-foot Were Anderson and Broad playing in Lanka?? Every dog is a lion in his or her home ground....Windies and Australia were the only team and SA to some extent who do well abroad

  • on May 17, 2012, 20:16 GMT

    THE MISSING INGREDIENT THAT IS MISSING IN THE WEST INDIES IS SARWAN.WE ONLY HAVE ONE CLASS PLAYER ON THE SIDE WHICH IS SHIV.THE NUB 3-4 SPOT IS VERY WEAK .WELL EVEN IF WE WANTED HIM IN THE TEAM HE IS UNDER CONTRACT IN THE ENGLISH FIRST CLASS LEAGUE..AND WHY WE DID NOT INCLUDE ANY SPINNERS IN THE SIDE?OR AT LEAST YOU SHOULD HAVE PLAY DEONARINE WHICH IS A BETTER QUALITY SPINNER THAN SAMUEL.OH LET ME GUEST SAMUEL IS MORE FIT THAN DEONARINE BY GIBSON STANDARD.LETS SEE HOW THAT WORKS OUT FOR HIM.

  • BigGeorgeMehemood on May 17, 2012, 20:01 GMT

    Chandrapaul is the BEST WI batsman of all time! Say it now! Say it forever and again! Him going to make a hundred tomorrow and become the highest for West Indies. And Saumuels should never play cricket again for WI.

  • KDoc on May 17, 2012, 19:01 GMT

    Anderson's ball to Chanderpaul that was given out LBW by Erasmus looks like it was 2 ft wide outside off stump. How can a bowler appeal for such a delivery, then given out by the umpire? Hmmm...maybe the were both overly excited.

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on May 17, 2012, 18:44 GMT

    Time and time again England's bowlers get oppositions out for 200 odd (unless your name's Australia and India in which case i'll be 100 odd). Anderson and Broad brilliant yet again.

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  • Front-Foot-Lunge on May 17, 2012, 18:44 GMT

    Time and time again England's bowlers get oppositions out for 200 odd (unless your name's Australia and India in which case i'll be 100 odd). Anderson and Broad brilliant yet again.

  • KDoc on May 17, 2012, 19:01 GMT

    Anderson's ball to Chanderpaul that was given out LBW by Erasmus looks like it was 2 ft wide outside off stump. How can a bowler appeal for such a delivery, then given out by the umpire? Hmmm...maybe the were both overly excited.

  • BigGeorgeMehemood on May 17, 2012, 20:01 GMT

    Chandrapaul is the BEST WI batsman of all time! Say it now! Say it forever and again! Him going to make a hundred tomorrow and become the highest for West Indies. And Saumuels should never play cricket again for WI.

  • on May 17, 2012, 20:16 GMT

    THE MISSING INGREDIENT THAT IS MISSING IN THE WEST INDIES IS SARWAN.WE ONLY HAVE ONE CLASS PLAYER ON THE SIDE WHICH IS SHIV.THE NUB 3-4 SPOT IS VERY WEAK .WELL EVEN IF WE WANTED HIM IN THE TEAM HE IS UNDER CONTRACT IN THE ENGLISH FIRST CLASS LEAGUE..AND WHY WE DID NOT INCLUDE ANY SPINNERS IN THE SIDE?OR AT LEAST YOU SHOULD HAVE PLAY DEONARINE WHICH IS A BETTER QUALITY SPINNER THAN SAMUEL.OH LET ME GUEST SAMUEL IS MORE FIT THAN DEONARINE BY GIBSON STANDARD.LETS SEE HOW THAT WORKS OUT FOR HIM.

  • on May 17, 2012, 20:37 GMT

    Front-foot Were Anderson and Broad playing in Lanka?? Every dog is a lion in his or her home ground....Windies and Australia were the only team and SA to some extent who do well abroad

  • on May 17, 2012, 23:12 GMT

    chanderpaul very selfish only causing run outs very self centred

  • gzawilliam on May 18, 2012, 1:03 GMT

    @Asif chanderpaul only causing run outs? Are you kidding? How about causing a fight from his batsmen. Bravo should be thankful chanders got back in time. because chanderpaul is the only thing between England bowling out WI for under 150 and making around 250. Great players may look selfish and in my opinion need to be a bit selfish. But in chanderpauls sake it was seflish for the team. he knows he is the only class player in that top order and needs to stay in for WI to have a chance at all. Anderson was excellent once again. As was broad. Cant wait to see the new hilfenhaus run a muck in the next ashes.

  • aracer on May 18, 2012, 1:06 GMT

    Only once out of 4 innings did Sri Lanka get more than "200 odd" against England recently (in which innings Anderson got a Michelle). Oh, and Broad was out injured for the second test. What's your point, Thomas Cherian?

  • jmcilhinney on May 18, 2012, 1:27 GMT

    @KDoc on (May 17 2012, 19:01 PM GMT), seriously? Two feet? If you really think that then you must be blinder than you claim that the bowler and umpire are. How about you use some common sense? The umpire gets one look at full speed with the ball moving and the batsman moving and the stumps generally obscured by the batsman's legs. The bowler gets an even worse view because he is not in line with the stumps and he's also off balance in his follow through. If you can't work out for yourself why a bowler would appeal for that and an umpire could give it out then you should probably stop watching cricket now.

  • satspeare on May 18, 2012, 1:35 GMT

    @Mr DoBell, go ring somewhere else. Chanderpaul is performing best at #5 than any other number he played. Most centuries, four, sixes, 100's, 50's, highest score, most not out. Actually percentage-wise , he has performed better at 6th rather than higher than 5. play him where he is at his best! Please leave him be or drop him! Please see below before you talk!

    Position Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave SR 100 50

    2nd 1997-1998 2 2 1 74 58* 74.00 43.02 0 1 3rd 1995-2001 18 29 2 925 137* 34.25 41.47 1 6 4th 1998-2010 26 40 6 1197 166 35.20 37.97 2 7 5th 1996-2012 76 117 19 5309 203* 54.17 43.62 14 29 6th 1994-2011 35 46 10 2414 147* 67.05 43.58 7 16 7th 1994-2003 5 5 1 219 109 54.75 47.92 1 1 8th 1994-1994 1 1 0 4 4 4.00 22.22 0 0