The Wisden Trophy - 1st Test

England v West Indies

England won by 5 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

11.00am Here we go then, the start of the international summer, England in the field and it's James Anderson to bowl from the Pavilion End with Adrian Barath on strike...good luck sir...

England Strauss, Cook, Trott, Pietersen, Bell, Bairstow, Prior, Bresnan, Broad, Swann, Anderson
West Indies Edwards, Barath, Powell, Bravo, Chanderpaul, Samuels, Ramdin, Sammy, Gabriel Roach, Edwards,

10.30am Third news of the day and it's toss time...Darren Sammy calls tails, it lands heads and Andrew Strauss decides to bowl first. Always call heads! Always! I always did in my time as captain of various youth teams...Strauss confirms that Bresnan plays. For West Indies, there is no Ravi Rampaul, big blow for the them, he's out with a stiff neck. In his place comes Shannon Gabriel - an exciting young quick from Trinidad says Sammy. 63 first-class wickets at 29.82 for the 24-year-old so far in his career.

Second news of the day, unconfirmed, is that Tim Bresnan is playing for England, winning the call ahead of Graham Onions and Steven Finn - who, along with Bresnan, played England's last Test in Colombo. There was a very good case to play Onions here. A pitch-it-up-and-swing-it operator who would thrive in these conditions and took 10 for 94 for Durham against Middlesex here last month.

10.20am First news of the day, Johnny Bairstow, as expected, is making his d├ębut for England. He's been presented with his cap by Geoffrey Boycott - a good friend of the family. I wrote about Bairstow's prospects earlier this week.

West Indies are the first visitors this summer; they have struggled in recent years and our senior correspondent, George Dobell, has written about their gargantuan task ahead of them in these three Tests. Andrew McGlashan has also previewed the first Test. Is there anyway for West Indies to be competitive in this series?

Our UK Editor David Hopps introduces our summer coverage. And don't forgot, ESPNcricinfo is now the best place to turn to for all your county cricket coverage, get involved with the Live Blog.

10.00am Well hello there and a very warm, yes warm, welcome to the start of the international summer in Great Britain. The grand opening to the season that flows via Epsom, Ascot, Wimbledon, Henley, Cowes, Glyndebourne and Goodwood. We're here to provide you the best, most comprehensive coverage of the gem in the crown - the international cricket season. And where better to start then at Lord's against West Indies. Three Tests coming up, then three against South Africa and a host of ODI action (including five against Australia) and T20 fun in the mix as well. It's going to be a cracker.

0.1

Anderson to Barath, no run, length well wide of off stump and rightly ignored

0.2

Anderson to Barath, no run, length and this swings away, squaring Barath up a little, he keeps it out to gully

0.3

Anderson to Barath, no run, nice line and well left just outside off

0.4

Anderson to Barath, no run, full and driven back to the bowler

0.5

Anderson to Barath, FOUR, full again and driven nicely through cover point, it runs up to the grandstand fence, confidence booster for the batsman

0.6

Anderson to Barath, no run, but this is plenty more to worry about, darting back in from a length and catching Barath high on the thigh pad

Interesting opening that...

End of over 1 (4 runs) West Indies 4/0
AB Barath    4* (6b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-4-0
KOA Powell    0* (0b)     

And now Stuart Broad to Kieran Powell, a left-hander...

1.1

Broad to Powell, no run, down the leg side, looked like a loosener, doesn't carry through to Prior, flicked at and missed

1.2

Broad to Powell, no run, full and swinging in, worked to square leg

1.3

Broad to Powell, no run, length and kept out going back around middle and off

1.4

Broad to Powell, no run, full and wide of off stump, left alone

1.5

Broad to Powell, no run, length on leg stump and pushed into midwicket

1.6

Broad to Powell, no run, similarly played and a maiden for Broad

End of over 2 (maiden) West Indies 4/0
KOA Powell    0* (6b)      SCJ Broad    1-1-0-0
AB Barath    4* (6b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-4-0

Lovely aerial shots over London...Lord's is so central you often don't realise Hyde Park is round the corner and Regent's Park is next door...

2.1

Anderson to Barath, no run, full and played back up the wicket

2.2

Anderson to Barath, no run, beaten by a beauty, classic Anderson, length and seaming away, Barath did well to get inside it

2.3

Anderson to Barath, no run, ran back to the bowler on a full length

2.4

Anderson to Barath, no run, shouldered arms outside off stump

2.5

Anderson to Barath, no run, well left to one that was angled in and straightened

2.6

Anderson to Barath, FOUR, full and lashed to the cover fence, fine stroke played with a Wally Hammond roll of the wrists

End of over 3 (4 runs) West Indies 8/0
AB Barath    8* (12b 2x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-8-0
KOA Powell    0* (6b)      SCJ Broad    1-1-0-0

The scoreboard had Powell down as Pollard...rectified now...

3.1

Broad to Powell, no run, outside off and left

3.2

Broad to Powell, no run, full and into the pad on leg stump

3.3

Broad to Powell, no run, full, swinging in, driven a touch late into midwicket

3.4

Broad to Powell, no run, length ball and covered up around middle stump

3.5

Broad to Powell, no run, back and across, ran back to the bowler

3.6

Broad to Powell, no run, fuller, outside off and left

End of over 4 (maiden) West Indies 8/0
KOA Powell    0* (12b)      SCJ Broad    2-2-0-0
AB Barath    8* (12b 2x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-8-0

4.1

Anderson to Barath, no run, an in-ducker, kept out towards square leg

4.2

Anderson to Barath, no run, angled in once more, off the pad into the off side

4.3

Anderson to Barath, no run, Barath very late on one that again swung in, beat his attempted block from the crease

4.4

Anderson to Barath, no run, excellent piece of judgement, that wasn't too far from the off stump as Barath shouldered arms

4.5

Anderson to Barath, no run, another big in-ducker and a loud loud cry for lbw is turned down, probably too high and the bowler and fielders concur with the umpire, beat Barath comfortably though

4.6

Anderson to Barath, no run, fuller and driven into the on side, a good save at mid on, diving to his left, Broad in there

End of over 5 (maiden) West Indies 8/0
AB Barath    8* (18b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-1-8-0
KOA Powell    0* (12b)      SCJ Broad    2-2-0-0

Still Powell looking to get away...

5.1

Broad to Powell, no run, full and an inside edge onto pad as Powell looks to flick away to leg

5.2

Broad to Powell, no run, leg stump and moved to square leg from the crease

5.3

Broad to Powell, no run, length on off stump and blocked not with the greatest effort to get back and across but defended nevertheless

5.4

Broad to Powell, no run, full and well left outside off

Great test of concentration and discipline this morning...Powell stuck at the moment but no need to worry...

5.5

Broad to Powell, FOUR, away now, too straight from Broad and four fine of long leg towards the pavilion

Told you there was no need to worry...

5.6

Broad to Powell, no run, across the off stump to push a full ball to cover

End of over 6 (4 runs) West Indies 12/0
KOA Powell    4* (18b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-2-4-0
AB Barath    8* (18b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-1-8-0

6.1

Anderson to Barath, no run, full outside off, shouldered arms, darts back off the seam but not dangering the batsman

6.2

Anderson to Barath, no run, forced to play this time, forward and blocked to cover

6.3

Anderson to Barath, no run, left outside off

6.4

Anderson to Barath, no run, another big inswinger, kept out with bat and pad

6.5

Anderson to Barath, no run, a rare away swinger, left from a length

6.6

Anderson to Barath, no run, back to the one that angles in and left, close to off stump again

End of over 7 (maiden) West Indies 12/0
AB Barath    8* (24b 2x4)      JM Anderson    4-2-8-0
KOA Powell    4* (18b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-2-4-0

"Can't help it," says Aran, "but this test match is more interesting than IPL. I want WI to do well... its good for cricket." Of course this is better than IPL! This is better than anything! Although my round of golf up on the Surrey Downs yesterday with splendid views right over London comes pretty close...

7.1

Broad to Powell, no run, full and driven to leg

7.2

Broad to Powell, no run, off stump and across to push to cover

7.3

Broad to Powell, no run, defended around off stump

7.4

Broad to Powell, no run, back of a length and a little unsure in defending to cover

7.5

Broad to Powell, no run, full outside off and left

7.6

Broad to Powell, 1 run, back of a length and tucked into midwicket

End of over 8 (1 run) West Indies 13/0
KOA Powell    5* (24b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    4-2-5-0
AB Barath    8* (24b 2x4)      JM Anderson    4-2-8-0

8.1

Anderson to Powell, no run, swinging away from the left-hander, left alone

8.2

Anderson to Powell, no run, another which darts away from Powell, left comfortably again though

8.3

Anderson to Powell, no run, left again

Inswinger coming...

8.4

Anderson to Powell, no run, nope, another one away from Powell who goes to drive and plays and misses, not the shot for the first morning at Lord's ma doock...

8.5

Anderson to Powell, OUT, this is the inswinger and bowls him! Powell thought of leaving again and was so late on it, lost his off stump. Anderson set him up beautifully with consecutive deliveries that angled away, Powell shaped to ignore another but it swung in and the defensive stroke got nowhere near the ball which clattered into the top of off stump

KOA Powell b Anderson 5 (36m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 17.24

8.6

Anderson to KA Edwards, no run, oh huge shout for lbw but going down! It did took much! Cracking delivery, full and wickedly swinging in, Edwards was miles away from it, it swung so much it was a stumps-width down leg

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) West Indies 13/1
KA Edwards    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    5-3-8-1
AB Barath    8* (24b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    4-2-5-0

9.1

Broad to Barath, FOUR, Barath isn't worried about the swing, if it's up there, he's hitting it. Lashed away again and that will tumble away all day to the mound stand fence down the hill, another fine strike

9.2

Broad to Barath, no run, tighter line and blocked forward this time

9.3

Broad to Barath, no run, length, played inside

9.4

Broad to Barath, 1 no ball, forward again, blocked out to point on the front foot

9.4

Broad to Barath, no run, full, left alone outside off

9.5

Broad to Barath, no run, full again and blocked square on the off side

9.6

Broad to Barath, 1 run, tighter line, takes the outside edge, short of third slip, may have just carried on a warmer day

End of over 10 (6 runs) West Indies 19/1
AB Barath    13* (31b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    5-2-11-0
KA Edwards    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    5-3-8-1

Hawk-eye showing superbly how Anderson totally outfoxed Powell...you have to see the two deliveries together, demonstrates how good Anderson is...

10.1

Anderson to Barath, no run, defended just outside off stump going forward

10.2

Anderson to Barath, no run, played forward around off stump, ran back to the bowler

10.3

Anderson to Barath, no run, left alone outside off

10.4

Anderson to Barath, 2 byes, down leg and keep going, evading Prior's dive

10.5

Anderson to Barath, no run, catches Barath high on the pad playing forward, brief cry for leg before, was in line but too high

10.6

Anderson to Barath, no run, similar situation, too high for lbw but beaten on the inside edge

End of over 11 (2 runs, maiden) West Indies 21/1
AB Barath    13* (37b 3x4)      JM Anderson    6-4-8-1
KA Edwards    0* (1b)      SCJ Broad    5-2-11-0

Change and Tim Bresnan into the attack...

11.1

Bresnan to KA Edwards, no run, full outside off, guided towards gully

11.2

Bresnan to KA Edwards, no run, left easily outside off

11.3

Bresnan to KA Edwards, no run, length and blocked to point on the back foot

11.4

Bresnan to KA Edwards, no run, full and left outside off

11.5

Bresnan to KA Edwards, no run, covered up on off stump

11.6

Bresnan to KA Edwards, no run, tighter to off stump and left

End of over 12 (maiden) West Indies 21/1
KA Edwards    0* (7b)      TT Bresnan    1-1-0-0
AB Barath    13* (37b 3x4)      JM Anderson    6-4-8-1

12.1

Anderson to Barath, no run, forward and blocked

12.2

Anderson to Barath, no run, length on off stump, blocked again

12.3

Anderson to Barath, no run, little bit of shape away, played inside just about

12.4

Anderson to Barath, FOUR, very nice, an even better drive than the two through cover, this one with a good stride and punched down the ground past mid on, lovely

12.5

Anderson to Barath, no run, angled in and catches the pad, going down

12.6

Anderson to Barath, no run, that was an away swinger starting on middle and it was flicked back to the bowler who saves with his right hand

End of over 13 (4 runs) West Indies 25/1
AB Barath    17* (43b 4x4)      JM Anderson    7-4-12-1
KA Edwards    0* (7b)      TT Bresnan    1-1-0-0

13.1

Bresnan to KA Edwards, no run, full and blocked coming forwards

13.2

Bresnan to KA Edwards, no run, fuller and driven to extra cover, not perfectly timed

13.3

Bresnan to KA Edwards, no run, more back of a length and dropped out on the off side

13.4

Bresnan to KA Edwards, no run, defended a little late, guided into the gully

13.5

Bresnan to KA Edwards, 1 leg bye, too straight and off the pad to long leg

13.6

Bresnan to Barath, no run, off stump, covered up and blocked

End of over 14 (1 run, maiden) West Indies 26/1
AB Barath    17* (44b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    2-2-0-0
KA Edwards    0* (12b)      JM Anderson    7-4-12-1

14.1

Anderson to KA Edwards, 1 run, full, dropped to cover, Bairstow in from point but it's a well judged singe and Edwards gets himself away

14.2

Anderson to Barath, FOUR, full and swinging but if it's in Barath's zone he is prepared to drive and does so again straight down the ground, another fine stroke for four

14.3

Anderson to Barath, no run, well left just outside off stump

14.4

Anderson to Barath, 1 leg bye, another one of those big inswinger, reminiscent of Allan Donald these, off the pad into the leg side, simply doing too much from that line

14.5

Anderson to KA Edwards, OUT, full and beats the attempted flick across the line, that's plumb and England have a second before drinks. Stone dead, simply missed one that darted in trying to play to leg. Wasn't a great stroke and Edwards didn't look too comfortable. Well bowled Anderson

KA Edwards lbw b Anderson 1 (26m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

And that will be drinks...a good hour for England with that second wicket but Barath looking up for the fight...

Darren Bravo to the crease...

14.6

Anderson to Bravo, no run, wide of off stump, left

End of over 15 (6 runs) West Indies 32/2
DM Bravo    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    8-4-17-2
AB Barath    21* (47b 5x4)      TT Bresnan    2-2-0-0

15.1

Bresnan to Barath, no run, back of a length and left through to the keeper

15.2

Bresnan to Barath, no run, full and driven to mid off

15.3

Bresnan to Barath, no run, played inside from back of a length

15.4

Bresnan to Barath, no run, forward and angled to point, ooo's from around the bat

15.5

Bresnan to Barath, no run, angled in from a touch wider on the crease, blocked

15.6

Bresnan to Barath, no run, for the first time Barath drawn into a drive from more of a length ball, it was a flick and he was lucky he missed a ball he should have left, it was a nothing shot

End of over 16 (maiden) West Indies 32/2
AB Barath    21* (53b 5x4)      TT Bresnan    3-3-0-0
DM Bravo    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    8-4-17-2

Here's Alain from Trinidad about his countryman's debut: "Looking forward to seeing Shannon Gabriel in action heard he may be the quickest bowler in the caribbean even faster than Edwards and Roach who both touch 150kmph," shall be interesting indeed...

16.1

Anderson to Bravo, FOUR, full outside off and played at, in the air...but between slip and gull and away to third man for four...why are there not enough catchers in these conditions with a new man

16.2

Anderson to Bravo, no run, tried to leave this one and it takes the bottom of the bat into the slip cordon on the bounce

16.3

Anderson to Bravo, no run, length and shouldered arms to one that left him

16.4

Anderson to Bravo, no run, angled right across Bravo who left alone easily

16.5

Anderson to Bravo, 2 runs, full and dug out slightly through midwicket, squirts away from mid on

16.6

Anderson to Bravo, no run, left alone outside off stump

End of over 17 (6 runs) West Indies 38/2
DM Bravo    6* (7b 1x4)      JM Anderson    9-4-23-2
AB Barath    21* (53b 5x4)      TT Bresnan    3-3-0-0

17.1

Bresnan to Barath, no run, shouldered arms outside off

17.2

Bresnan to Barath, no run, well wide of off stump and left

17.3

Bresnan to Barath, no run, down leg and fine take from Matt Prior with one hand, he's relatively clean shaven today, more so than Monty Gardner who's about to join the fun here with me

17.4

Bresnan to Barath, no run, left outside off

17.5

Bresnan to Barath, no run, length and blocked forward into the covers

17.6

Bresnan to Barath, no run, shorter length on off stump, blocked back towards the bowler

End of over 18 (maiden) West Indies 38/2
AB Barath    21* (59b 5x4)      TT Bresnan    4-4-0-0
DM Bravo    6* (7b 1x4)      JM Anderson    9-4-23-2

Anderson finally replaced and Broad now changes ends...

18.1

Broad to Bravo, no run, back of a length and blocked on the crease towards the on side

18.2

Broad to Bravo, 3 runs, full and swinging in, driven out with an open face through cover, no real foot movement

18.3

Broad to Barath, no run, length outside off and left

18.4

Broad to Barath, no run

18.5

Broad to Barath, FOUR, another cracking drive, perhaps the most extravagant of the morning but a lovely sight and good foot movement to boot

18.6

Broad to Barath, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 19 (7 runs) West Indies 45/2
AB Barath    25* (63b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    6-2-18-0
DM Bravo    9* (9b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    4-4-0-0

19.1

Bresnan to Bravo, 1 run, pushed forward and an edge in front of third slip for the second time this morning, half-saved from Anderson

19.2

Bresnan to Barath, no run, full and left outside off stump

19.3

Bresnan to Barath, no run, beauty, the best of Bresnan so far, angled in and it seams away and beats the outside edge, fine bowling

19.4

Bresnan to Barath, no run, defended forward just outside off and blocked to cover

19.5

Bresnan to Barath, 1 run, dropped into midwicket and they scramble a quick single, Bresnan brought out a bit of a shoulder charge, in good faith I trust, to no avail anyway

19.6

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, full and punched back towards the bowler

End of over 20 (2 runs) West Indies 47/2
DM Bravo    10* (11b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    5-4-2-0
AB Barath    26* (67b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    6-2-18-0

Remember County Championship action in full swing this week too, get all the latest with our Live Blog...

20.1

Broad to Barath, no run, full and left outside off

20.2

Broad to Barath, no run, full and left again outside off

20.3

Broad to Barath, FOUR, good length, defended forward off a reasonably guided outside edge, runs down towards the third man fence where the slide wasn't quite in time from Anderson

20.4

Broad to Barath, no run, shorter and left

20.5

Broad to Barath, no run, another leave, wider of off stump

20.6

Broad to Barath, FOUR, driven off a genuine outside edge this time but this runs all the way into the rope at third man

End of over 21 (8 runs) West Indies 55/2
AB Barath    34* (73b 8x4)      SCJ Broad    7-2-26-0
DM Bravo    10* (11b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    5-4-2-0

21.1

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, cut slightly loosely to point, didn't get in a great position

21.2

Bresnan to Bravo, 4 byes, big swinger away from the left hander, so much so that Prior can't hold it and an extremely rare four byes, that went very late

21.3

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, full outside off and left comfortably

21.4

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, length and left alone

21.5

Bresnan to Bravo, 2 runs, full inswinger, pushed through midwicket

21.6

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, better cut stroke, more in control, but again straight to the fielder

End of over 22 (6 runs) West Indies 61/2
DM Bravo    12* (17b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    6-4-4-0
AB Barath    34* (73b 8x4)      SCJ Broad    7-2-26-0

Just two down at lunch would represent a very good morning for the West Indies, many backers on more than 3.5 wickets in this session...still time though but Barath looking good and Bravo settling...

22.1

Broad to Barath, no run, length, good carry through, left alone

22.2

Broad to Barath, no run, fuller and left again

22.3

Broad to Barath, FOUR, full and tighter to off stump and again, Barath plays a delicious cover drive, this one more conventional, a checked stroke but perfect timing and placement down to the mound stand

22.4

Broad to Barath, no run, left alone outside off

22.5

Broad to Barath, no run, another drive, this one not timed to extra cover

22.6

Broad to Barath, no run, left alone outside off stump

End of over 23 (4 runs) West Indies 65/2
AB Barath    38* (79b 9x4)      SCJ Broad    8-2-30-0
DM Bravo    12* (17b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    6-4-4-0

Bravo even wears a long sleeved shirt like Brian Lara...

23.1

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, blocked into the covers

23.2

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, left alone, angled across him

23.3

Bresnan to Bravo, FOUR, length and worked through square leg, a good stroke well timed and it runs down the hill

23.4

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, full and left alone outside off, a good leave this, well judged

23.5

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, left alone again

23.6

Bresnan to Bravo, 1 run, pressed to mid off for a quick single

End of over 24 (5 runs) West Indies 70/2
DM Bravo    17* (23b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    7-4-9-0
AB Barath    38* (79b 9x4)      SCJ Broad    8-2-30-0

Graeme Swann into the attack and why not before the close...

24.1

Swann to Bravo, no run, flat and blocked outside off

24.2

Swann to Bravo, FOUR, dragged down and flashed through point, well put away

24.3

Swann to Bravo, no run, tossed up this time and left outside off

24.4

Swann to Bravo, no run, played with soft hands just outside off to backward point

24.5

Swann to Bravo, no run, backward of a length again and punched to cover point

24.6

Swann to Bravo, no run, straighter and played with bat and pad together back up the wicket

End of over 25 (4 runs) West Indies 74/2
DM Bravo    21* (29b 3x4)      GP Swann    1-0-4-0
AB Barath    38* (79b 9x4)      TT Bresnan    7-4-9-0

25.1

Bresnan to Barath, no run, fired in and hitting low on the pad, is this going down? Aleem Dar says it was

25.2

Bresnan to Barath, 1 run, too straight and worked behind square with a flick

25.3

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, back of a length and blocked into the off side

25.4

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, bumper, the first today I reckon, ducked beneath

25.5

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, diving save down leg

25.6

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, length just outside off and left again

End of over 26 (1 run) West Indies 75/2
DM Bravo    21* (33b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    8-4-10-0
AB Barath    39* (81b 9x4)      GP Swann    1-0-4-0

Almost a pretty good morning for the West Indies, especially if they can hold this stand till lunch...

26.1

Swann to Barath, no run, blocked on off stump comfortably

26.2

Swann to Barath, 1 run, turned with the angle down to deep backward square

26.3

Swann to Bravo, no run, full and driven to mid off

26.4

Swann to Bravo, no run, flatter and blocked to cover

26.5

Swann to Bravo, no run, pretty quick again and angled out square on the off side

26.6

Swann to Bravo, 1 run, well disguised straighter ball that Bravo was very late on and just kept out into the leg side, they scramble a run

End of over 27 (2 runs) West Indies 77/2
DM Bravo    22* (37b 3x4)      GP Swann    2-0-6-0
AB Barath    40* (83b 9x4)      TT Bresnan    8-4-10-0

27.1

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, length, wide of the left-hander and seaming away

27.2

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, tighter line, no lateral movement, left alone outside off

27.3

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, pitched on a good length, angled across the batsman, who steps out and leaves

27.4

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, left alone outside off once again

27.5

Bresnan to Bravo, FOUR, full bunger and Bravo jams down on it quickly, there's enough of the bat to send the ball racing past mid-on for four

27.6

Bresnan to Bravo, no run, back of a length, played off the back foot out towards point

End of over 28 (4 runs) West Indies 81/2
DM Bravo    26* (43b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    9-4-14-0
AB Barath    40* (83b 9x4)      GP Swann    2-0-6-0

28.1

Swann to Barath, 1 run, length ball, spinning in and tucked behind square on the leg side

That's the fifty partnership, these two have played very nicely this morning

28.2

Swann to Bravo, 1 run, flighted, driven back and the ball squirts through Swann's hands, they take a single

28.3

Swann to Barath, no run, tossed up outside off, bit of grip and turn, defended on the front foot

28.4

Swann to Barath, no run, outside off, goes back and blocks

28.5

Swann to Barath, no run, overpitched, almost a full toss but Barath smacks his drive straight at extra-cover

28.6

Swann to Barath, no run, line and length, solid forward defensive - and that will be lunch

1pm: So, that was the session that no one was expecting. West Indies, having lost the toss, failed to collapse in a heap and instead calmly dealt with most of what England had to throw at them under leaden skies. Barath's driving was worthy of F1 at times, while Bravo did nothing to undermine all the Lara comparisons. We'll be back in half an hour with the post-prandial proceedings, so why not pop over the the county blog in the meantime. There's also Alison Mitchell's Tea Break and Mark Nicholas' latest column to tuck into. Don't forget to come back, though!

End of over 29 (2 runs) West Indies 83/2
AB Barath    41* (88b 9x4)      GP Swann    3-0-8-0
DM Bravo    27* (44b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    9-4-14-0

The last time West Indies batted first at Lord's? We had a thriller ... This one has started nicely; let's see what the afternoon session serves up. Stuart Broad to bowl from the Nursery End

29.1

Broad to Bravo, 1 no ball, Broad starts round the wicket ... and with a wide that barely lands on the cut strip. Hmmm

29.1

Broad to Bravo, no run, this one zings down the leg side, swinging from outside off - Prior takes the catch there's a half-hearted appeal

29.2

Broad to Bravo, no run, length in the corridor outside off, Lara Bravo watches it through

29.3

Broad to Bravo, no run, similar delivery, good length but slightly wider, again allowing the batsman to let it through

29.4

Broad to Bravo, no run, angled back in this time, the ball jarring into the bat handle and gloves off a length but plopping to safety

29.5

Broad to Bravo, no run, goes back and drives hard, good diving stop at cover

29.6

Broad to Bravo, no run, back of a length, defended on the hop into the off side

End of over 30 (1 run) West Indies 84/2
DM Bravo    27* (51b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    9-2-31-0
AB Barath    41* (88b 9x4)      GP Swann    3-0-8-0

We'll have Jimmy and his swingers from the other end. Conditions still look ripe for seam bowling ...

30.1

Anderson to Barath, no run, length ball, jagging back in and flying over the stumps as Barath judges his leave well

30.2

Anderson to Barath, no run, in the corridor, pushes forward and defends on the front foot

30.3

Anderson to Barath, no run, length delivery, holding its tight off-stump line, forward defensive from Barath

30.4

Anderson to Barath, no run, drops short, well-directed bumper, triangulating on the batsman's bonce - but Barath dodges underneath

30.5

Anderson to Barath, no run, back to line and length, chopped into the covers

30.6

Anderson to Barath, 1 run, fuller and straighter, no movement this time and Barath punches wide of mid-on, they take one

End of over 31 (1 run) West Indies 85/2
AB Barath    42* (94b 9x4)      JM Anderson    10-4-24-2
DM Bravo    27* (51b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    9-2-31-0

31.1

Broad to Barath, no run, length ball outside off stump, steps out and leaves

31.2

Broad to Barath, no run, full and swinging a touch, batsman not interested

31.3

Broad to Barath, no run, back of a length, leaps at an angle off the pitch, Barath ducks anyway

31.4

Broad to Barath, 1 no ball, pitches on a length, hits pad, maybe bat as well, there's a big appeal - and they're going to review it. Broad is convinced it hit Barath in line, although height could be an issue. We're going to look at the replay ... and Broad had overstepped! So it's a no ball, and the replays suggest it would have clipped the bails, staying with the umpire's call

Because it was a no ball, England don't lose their review, however

31.4

Broad to Barath, no run, pitched up again and this time there's a swing and a miss

31.5

Broad to Barath, no run, length on off, pushed towards the covers

31.6

Broad to Barath, OUT, and Barath's life is extended by only a couple of balls, as Anderson takes the catch in the gully at the second attempt! The delivery wasn't full enough to drive and Barath's expansive stroke resulted in only a thick edge, which Anderson parried into the air goalkeeper-style before grasping on the way down. Rash shot from Barath, after a very encouraging knock

AB Barath c Anderson b Broad 42 (136m 101b 9x4 0x6) SR: 41.58

End of over 32 (1 run) West Indies 86/3
     SCJ Broad    10-2-32-1
DM Bravo    27* (51b 4x4)      JM Anderson    10-4-24-2

32.1

Anderson to Bravo, no run, shorter ball to Bravo, defended into the off side

32.2

Anderson to Bravo, no run, length, not much swing, gets behind it to block

32.3

Anderson to Bravo, no run, angling across, Bravo shapes to play then tries to withdraw his bat, the ball clanging into the toe and bouncing over the stumps!

32.4

Anderson to Bravo, no run, after that scare, Bravo really does leave this one, the ball gliding through outside off

32.5

Anderson to Bravo, no run, length ball, good pace, thick edged low towards gully

32.6

Anderson to Bravo, no run, big booming away swinger, Bravo stays back and shoulders arms

End of over 33 (maiden) West Indies 86/3
DM Bravo    27* (57b 4x4)      JM Anderson    11-5-24-2
S Chanderpaul    0* (0b)      SCJ Broad    10-2-32-1

33.1

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, first look at Chanderpaul, crab-like in his stance, lets his first ball go by outside off

33.2

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, Broad still round the wicket to the left-handers, length outside off, Chanderpaul shuffles across and tucks his bat inside the line

33.3

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, tighter on the stumps, defended in front of off

33.4

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, bouncer this time, targeting the man, Chanderpaul ducks underneath it

33.5

Broad to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, pitched up, squeezed out towards gully where it goes through the hands of the fielder - bump ball I think, else that was a chance

33.6

Broad to Chanderpaul, FOUR, full and again guided with the open face, this time past gully and away to the rope

End of over 34 (6 runs) West Indies 92/3
S Chanderpaul    6* (6b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    11-2-38-1
DM Bravo    27* (57b 4x4)      JM Anderson    11-5-24-2

"'Because it was a no ball, England don't lose their review, however'. Wait what? Surely we lose a review for that? Can you explain more?" I think, Tom, it's because the umpire should have spotted it at the time, therefore removing the review option before it was taken ...

34.1

Anderson to Bravo, no run, full and slanting across the southpaw, left alone by Bravo

34.2

Anderson to Bravo, no run, length ball, on the stumps, defended with the full face of the bat

34.3

Anderson to Bravo, no run, pitched up and again shaping away, Bravo lifts his bat high in the air (like he just don't care)

34.4

Anderson to Bravo, no run, Anderson goes round the wicket, trying to tempt Bravo ... all he gets is a different viewing angle on his leave

34.5

Anderson to Bravo, 2 runs, touch shorter, Bravo plays a controlled dab through point off the back foot, though it had the bowler interested for a moment

34.6

Anderson to Bravo, no run, a beauty, angled in and pitched on a length just outside off, holding its line and beating the outside edge

End of over 35 (2 runs) West Indies 94/3
DM Bravo    29* (63b 4x4)      JM Anderson    12-5-26-2
S Chanderpaul    6* (6b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    11-2-38-1

35.1

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, around the wicket, length ball, Chanderpaul is as studied as his batting partner in his leave

35.2

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length, drifting down leg and Chanderpaul elects against a shot in anger as the ball sails by

35.3

Broad to Chanderpaul, 1 run, short again and this time the batsman has a go, hooking viciously and almost straight into the hands of Ian Bell at leg gully - though he might have needed a giant comedy foam hand to hang on to that

35.4

Broad to Bravo, no run, length ball outside off, left alone by Bravo

35.5

Broad to Bravo, no run, line and length and another leave. Bravo seems to be enjoying studying the pitch as much as hitting the ball at the moment

35.6

Broad to Bravo, no run, good length, allowed through outside off without so much as a backward glance

End of over 36 (1 run) West Indies 95/3
DM Bravo    29* (66b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    12-2-39-1
S Chanderpaul    7* (9b 1x4)      JM Anderson    12-5-26-2

36.1

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, good length delivery, shaping away a fraction, Chanderpaul plays at this one but gets his bat out of the way in time

36.2

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, this one leaps off a length, banging into the shoulder of the bat, to Chanderpaul's surprise

36.3

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, outside off and the batsman leaves

36.4

Anderson to Chanderpaul, FOUR, pitched up outside off, driven square, in the air for a brief moment, but pierces the field and races away

36.5

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, line and length from Anderson, across and leave from Chanderpaul

36.6

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, banged in a touch shorter, defended into the off side

This would be why Chanderpaul averages in the 60s against England on tour. A West Indian at home on green under grey - who woulda thunk it?

End of over 37 (4 runs) West Indies 99/3
S Chanderpaul    11* (15b 2x4)      JM Anderson    13-5-30-2
DM Bravo    29* (66b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    12-2-39-1

37.1

Broad to Bravo, no run, length ball, pushed back down the ground

37.2

Broad to Bravo, 1 leg bye, tickled off the pads and that's the ton up

37.3

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, hit on the pads as the ball angles in, Broad is interested but then that's like saying cows are interested in chewing grass

37.4

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, beats Chanderpaul's prod outside off this time, good delivery

37.5

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, another length ball, another leave from the Master Filibuster

37.6

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, angled in, defended in front of the stumps

Here's Dave with a Good Point: "We hear a lot about wickets being taken off of no-balls and how that can cost a side dearly. We hear a lot less about the wickets taken off the 7th ball of the over which are a huge bonus. Broad has just done it (and in fact taking that review allowed the 7th ball which otherwise would have been missed). And who can forget Flintoff's over to Ricky Ponting in 2005 which ended with Ponting being caught off the 7th ball!"

End of over 38 (1 run, maiden) West Indies 100/3
S Chanderpaul    11* (19b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    13-3-39-1
DM Bravo    29* (68b 4x4)      JM Anderson    13-5-30-2

38.1

Anderson to Bravo, no run, length ball but Bravo doesn't have a white beard and a little red hat and won't be going fishing

38.2

Anderson to Bravo, no run, length ball and again allowed through to the keeper

38.3

Anderson to Bravo, no run, persists round the wicket, too wide to draw Bravo into the playing this time

38.4

Anderson to Bravo, no run, straighter and Bravo has to play at this one, blocking into the off side

38.5

Anderson to Bravo, no run, bouncer from Anderson, the batsman ducks under it

38.6

Anderson to Bravo, no run, Swann drops a sitter! And off his buddy Anderson too! After all that work at getting Bravo to drive at him, Anderson looks to the skies as Swann fails to clasp a straightforward chest-height catch at second slip. He didn't even get a hand on it - it just hit him in the solar plexus

End of over 39 (maiden) West Indies 100/3
DM Bravo    29* (74b 4x4)      JM Anderson    14-6-30-2
S Chanderpaul    11* (19b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    13-3-39-1

Immediate chance to atone for Swann, as Strauss chucks him the ball with two lefties at the crease

39.1

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, and the first ball beats Chanderpaul's forward defensive, turning past the bat and hitting the bag leg - but it was doing too much

39.2

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, tossed up on the stumps and squeezed away on the leg side

39.3

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, full and on the stumps, again defended to leg

39.4

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, slightly shorter length, clipped more assertively off the pads but straight at short leg

39.5

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, on the stumps, forward defensive

39.6

Swann to Chanderpaul, OUT, a horrendous mix-up and Bravo has been run out! The Keystone Kops would have been embarrassed by running like that. Chanderpaul flicked the ball off his legs, where it was quickly fielded behind square. Bravo was well down the pitch before he realised that Chanderpaul was having none of it, even though the junior man was running to the danger end ... the throw wasn't great but Chanderpaul had already elected to return his crease (though he only just got his bat in before Bravo) and despite a dodgy relay from Prior to Swann, there was all the time in the world for the bowler to collect and break the bails. Prior had covered his face with his gloves but it was far worse to watch from the Windies point of view!

DM Bravo run out 29 (105m 74b 4x4 0x6) SR: 39.18

End of over 40 (wicket maiden) West Indies 100/4
S Chanderpaul    11* (25b 2x4)      GP Swann    4-1-8-0
     JM Anderson    14-6-30-2

40.1

Anderson to Samuels, no run, pitched up and defended in front of the stumps

40.2

Anderson to Samuels, 1 run, quick and straight, worked slightly awkwardly off the pads

40.3

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, round the wicket, line outside off, no stroke offered

40.4

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, length delivery outside off and left alone again

40.5

Anderson to Chanderpaul, FOUR, pitched up and Chanderpaul gently coerces the ball through the covers for a well-timed four

40.6

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, length, punched to cover in similar fashion but this time the ball is fielded

So, was that run out an example of Chanderpaul's famed selfishness? Or the right thing to do by the senior batsman?

End of over 41 (5 runs) West Indies 105/4
S Chanderpaul    15* (29b 3x4)      JM Anderson    15-6-35-2
MN Samuels    1* (2b)      GP Swann    4-1-8-0

41.1

Swann to Samuels, no run, tossed up outside off, defended on the front foot

41.2

Swann to Samuels, no run, big appeal as Samuels gets forward and is hit on the pad - looked like it might have bounced past leg stump

41.3

Swann to Samuels, no run, flatter delivery, defended in front of the stumps

41.4

Swann to Samuels, no run, another appeal as Samuels is hit on the pad. It was outside the line, though it would have gone on to hit, and the umpire decides that the batsman was playing a shot - not that Swann agrees, with the bat tucked firmly behind the front leg

41.5

Swann to Samuels, no run, blocked pressing forward

41.6

Swann to Samuels, no run, Samuels is all at sea against Swann, thunked on the pad again but again he'd got himself outside the line

End of over 42 (maiden) West Indies 105/4
MN Samuels    1* (8b)      GP Swann    5-2-8-0
S Chanderpaul    15* (29b 3x4)      JM Anderson    15-6-35-2

42.1

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, Chanderpaul elects to leave as the ball jags back in ... he's given out but decides to review, and it's a good decision, as the ball hit him well outside the line of off stump. It wasn't coming back enough, despite the angle from round the wicket, so the decision is overturned and Chanderpaul endures a while longer

42.2

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, full ball, driven square but well fielded at point

42.3

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, length, defended on the back foot into the off side

42.4

Anderson to Chanderpaul, FOUR, length outside off and Chanderpaul lurks forwards and punches through extra-cover for four

42.5

Anderson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, speared in and well dug out towards point for a single

42.6

Anderson to Samuels, 1 run, an zanging in-swinger and Samuels works it round the corner for one

Early reaction to the run out from Reuel, who comes from Bravo's home country, Trinidad: "Chanderpaul has always been a selfish player, that would never change. That run out was a perfect example of that."

Well, an eventful hour has tipped the balance back towards England. Alex Winter will guide you through until tea time ...

End of over 43 (6 runs) West Indies 111/4
MN Samuels    2* (9b)      JM Anderson    16-6-41-2
S Chanderpaul    20* (34b 4x4)      GP Swann    5-2-8-0

Cheers Monty, Swann after drinks...

43.1

Swann to Samuels, 1 run, floated up on off stump, inside edge behind square on the leg side

43.2

Swann to Chanderpaul, FOUR, down on one knee and swept hard to the midwicket fence, great shot

43.3

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, flatter, striking the pad, cry for lbw only by Swann, missing leg

43.4

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, floated up, worked to mid on

43.5

Swann to Chanderpaul, 1 run, turned around the corner out to the man in the deep

43.6

Swann to Samuels, no run, middle and leg, tucked into midwicket

End of over 44 (6 runs) West Indies 117/4
MN Samuels    3* (11b)      GP Swann    6-2-14-0
S Chanderpaul    25* (38b 5x4)      JM Anderson    16-6-41-2

And Bresnan from the other end...

44.1

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run, blocked on the back foot

44.2

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run, blocked again going back and across

44.3

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run, played inside to a ball outside off

44.4

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run, blocked on the back foot again

44.5

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run, played inside once more

44.6

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run, he fiddled at this one just a little pinch away from the body, missed it though

End of over 45 (maiden) West Indies 117/4
S Chanderpaul    25* (44b 5x4)      TT Bresnan    10-5-14-0
MN Samuels    3* (11b)      GP Swann    6-2-14-0

45.1

Swann to Samuels, no run, well forward in defence

45.2

Swann to Samuels, no run, back foot punch to cover

45.3

Swann to Samuels, no run, tossed up and driven firmer to cover

45.4

Swann to Samuels, no run, forward just to block this time

45.5

Swann to Samuels, no run, blocking forward once more

45.6

Swann to Samuels, no run, full toss but just slapped on the bounce back to the bowler

End of over 46 (maiden) West Indies 117/4
MN Samuels    3* (17b)      GP Swann    7-3-14-0
S Chanderpaul    25* (44b 5x4)      TT Bresnan    10-5-14-0

The wicket of Chanderpaul still hold the key to this first innings...I don't give the lower order much hope...

46.1

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run, back and across, defended

46.2

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run, played inside the line to a fuller ball

46.3

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, 1 run, flicked down to long leg from leg stump

46.4

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, full to block just outside off back up the pitch

46.5

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, angled in, defended just about by Samuels on the walk

46.6

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, bit of a lifter off the shoulder of the bat, on the bounce to third slip

End of over 47 (1 run) West Indies 118/4
MN Samuels    3* (20b)      TT Bresnan    11-5-15-0
S Chanderpaul    26* (47b 5x4)      GP Swann    7-3-14-0

47.1

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, left outside off to a length ball

47.2

Swann to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, down to paddle sweep behind square

47.3

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, full and ran back to the bowler

47.4

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, length and cut to point

47.5

Swann to Chanderpaul, FOUR, tossed up and driven very well past mid off, good timing and well placed, away to the boundary

47.6

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, left outside off

End of over 48 (6 runs) West Indies 124/4
S Chanderpaul    32* (53b 6x4)      GP Swann    8-3-20-0
MN Samuels    3* (20b)      TT Bresnan    11-5-15-0

48.1

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, bumper and ducked

48.2

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, fuller and a nibble outside off missed, poor stroke

48.3

Bresnan to Samuels, 1 run, fuller again and tucked into midwicket to get off strike

48.4

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run, length outside off, easily ignore

48.5

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run, swinging in towards off stump, back and across to work into the on side

48.6

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run, ignored outside off again

End of over 49 (1 run) West Indies 125/4
S Chanderpaul    32* (56b 6x4)      TT Bresnan    12-5-16-0
MN Samuels    4* (23b)      GP Swann    8-3-20-0

49.1

Swann to Samuels, no run, blocked on off stump

49.2

Swann to Samuels, no run, more air, bigger stride out to block

49.3

Swann to Samuels, no run, floated right up, drive past Swann that cannons off the non-strikers bat to mid off

49.4

Swann to Samuels, no run, forward and defended with bat and pad together

49.5

Swann to Samuels, 1 run, slugged down the ground from just outside off stump to long on

49.6

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, tossed up on middle and off, worked to mid off

End of over 50 (1 run) West Indies 126/4
S Chanderpaul    32* (57b 6x4)      GP Swann    9-3-21-0
MN Samuels    5* (28b)      TT Bresnan    12-5-16-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
England v West Indies at Birmingham - Jun 7-11, 2012
Match drawn
England v West Indies at Nottingham - May 25-28, 2012
England won by 9 wickets
England v West Indies at Lord's - May 17-21, 2012
England won by 5 wickets
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