The Wisden Trophy - 2nd Test

England v West Indies

England won by 9 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Here's James Anderson...

4.20pm Welcome back everyone. Can I call this a massive session? Well, I'm going to. If West Indies get through, say, two down who knows what might happen over final two days. England, though, will fancy early breakthroughts. Kirk Edwards won't be able to bat at No 3...that is actually a good thing for West Indies, however harsh that sounds.

0.1

Anderson to Barath, no run, wide outside off, hint of swing away from Barath and it's an easy leave

0.2

Anderson to Barath, no run, outside off and doesn't require a shot...important to make this new ball count

0.3

Anderson to Barath, no run, pulls the bat inside the line of a good-length ball and it doesn't carry through to Prior

The keeper and slips have to judge how deep to stand

0.4

Anderson to Barath, no run, on leg stump, Barath aims to whip through the leg side and nearly gets a leading edge towards mid-on

0.5

Anderson to Barath, no run, back of a length, batsman stays deep in his crease and defends to the off side

0.6

Anderson to Barath, no run, sprayed wide outside off, Barath chases but can't reach that far...would have been horrid to get a thin edge on such a poor ball

A fairly gentle first over from Anderson

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

1.1

Broad to Powell, no run, Broad starts on a good line outside off and Powell, the left hander, watches it go through

1.2

Broad to Powell, no run, starts around middle and leg, hint of swing back into Powell and it takes the pad to the leg side

1.3

Broad to Powell, 1 run, he's away neatly with a flick down to fine leg although the ball did swing again from Broad

1.4

Broad to Barath, FOUR, good shot, stands tall and punches square through the off side from the back foot to a delivery that was just fractionally short

Relief for him as he's off the pair

1.5

Broad to Barath, no run, angled down the leg side, takes the pad and Prior does well to get his left glove down to it

1.6

Broad to Barath, no run, well bowled, fuller on off stump, Barath defends from the crease

End of over 2 (5 runs) West Indies 5/0
AB Barath    4* (9b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-5-0
KOA Powell    1* (3b)      JM Anderson    1-1-0-0

2.1

Anderson to Powell, OUT, gone! First breakthrough as Powell drags a drive into the stumps. It was up there enticing the shot, Powell couldn't resist but the footwork wasn't really there and the ball cannoned into his leg stump off a thick inside edge

KOA Powell b Anderson 1 (9m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Sadly, early wickets against this top order are no real surprise. Who'll be at No. 3? It's who we expected - Darren Bravo. So seems everyone moving up a place with Edwards ill and having spent the day off the field

2.2

Anderson to Bravo, no run, round the wicket straight away, full and outside off stump, shapes away a little and left alone

2.3

Anderson to Bravo, 1 run, drifts too straight and allows Bravo to clip off his body to deep square to get off the mark

2.4

Anderson to Barath, no run, first bouncer of the innings and it zips off the surface almost taking Prior by surprise as he moves to his left

2.5

Anderson to Barath, no run, good delivery, full just outside off stump and well judged by Barath who leaves alone

2.6

Anderson to Barath, no run, back of a length, Barath up on his toes and defends back towards Anderson

Anderson having a few issues with the take-off area, which is the bit of the run-up that was repaired shortly before tea

End of over 3 (1 run) West Indies 6/1
AB Barath    4* (12b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-1-1-1
DM Bravo    1* (2b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-5-0

3.1

Broad to Bravo, no run, short of a length on off stump, Bravo defends into the off side

3.2

Broad to Bravo, FOUR, nicely played, super timing square of the wicket as he opens the face and picks the gap past point...wasn't a bad ball at all, just excellently put away

3.3

Broad to Bravo, no run, beaten! This one isn't played so well, lack of footwork as he feels away from his body at a delivery that angles across him towards

3.4

Broad to Bravo, 1 run, touch fuller, Bravo opens the face and the ball rolls out to deep point who has already been pushed back...that will create a debate; sweeper out already

3.5

Broad to Barath, no run, full outside off, swings away nicely but it started too wide

3.6

Broad to Barath, 1 run, pushed towards leg stump and Barath works it down to long leg

End of over 4 (6 runs) West Indies 12/1
AB Barath    5* (14b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-11-0
DM Bravo    6* (6b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-1-1-1

4.1

Anderson to Barath, 2 runs, very full on off stump, Barath miscues a drive because his footwork wasn't quite right and it goes between midwicket and mid-on

4.2

Anderson to Barath, OUT, huge, long appeal for lbw. He's given. Will he review? He runs out of time, I think, and is on his way. There were two noises, but that was ball clipping both pads and the replay shows it was plumb. Another excellent delivery from Anderson that nipped back in and beat him for pace. Anderson really outstanding.

AB Barath lbw b Anderson 7 (20m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

Shivnarine Chanderpaul in at No. 4. England have an early foothold. West Indies still 44 behind. Anderson comes round the wicket with three slips and a gully. Shiv takes his time to get ready. Late-afternoon sun gives the ground a glow as he prepares to face...

4.3

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, full outside off, not much footwork as he pushes towards a wide mid-off

Crowd starting to find their voice after a day in the sun

4.4

Anderson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, back and across, works this from outside off towards the fine-leg area...Jonathan Trott is quite square in the deep but saves the second

4.5

Anderson to Bravo, no run, stays round the wicket, back of a length outside off and defended to the covers

4.6

Anderson to Bravo, no run, finishes the over with a bouncer, the line is good over middle and off but Bravo is comfortably down on his haunches to avoid it

End of over 5 (3 runs) West Indies 15/2
DM Bravo    6* (8b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-1-4-2
S Chanderpaul    1* (2b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-11-0

Broad also round the wicket

5.1

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, good line outside off, Chanderpaul moves across then decides to leave at the last moment

5.2

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, plays this time, it was a touch fuller as he pushed it back towards the bowler

5.3

Broad to Chanderpaul, FOUR, nothing more that a nurdle from outside off, but it's so well timed by Chanderpaul as he works it wide of mid-on and the outfield is very rapid

5.4

Broad to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, not as full this time, but he gets it through the leg side again using the angle created from round the wicket...Pietersen chases from midwicket

5.5

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, shorter and Chanderpaul goes for the pull but doesn't make contact, the ball strikes him then flies to the off side

5.6

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, this bouncer doesn't really get up much and Chanderpaul has go very low to avoid it...neither does the ball carry to Prior who gets his pads in the way

End of over 6 (6 runs) West Indies 21/2
S Chanderpaul    7* (8b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-17-0
DM Bravo    6* (8b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-1-4-2

6.1

Anderson to Bravo, 1 run, neatly played from off stump with a flick of wrists through square leg

Kirk Edwards not at the ground currently. He might be on his way if a couple more wickets fall

6.2

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, shuffles across and defends a length ball to the leg side

6.3

Anderson to Chanderpaul, FOUR, so close! Chanderpaul glances a delivery over the out-stretched hands of Bresnan at third slip as he tries to withdraw the bat from a short ball...hands on heads for England

6.4

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, beaten again! Full outside off, a flat-footed drive goes past the outside edge

6.5

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, angled down the leg side, Chanderpaul has a glance at it and Prior makes another good stop with his right hand

6.6

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run, testing line outside off, Chanderpaul plays inside it this time but that was another mighty impressive over against one of the finest batsmen around

End of over 7 (5 runs) West Indies 26/2
S Chanderpaul    11* (13b 2x4)      JM Anderson    4-1-9-2
DM Bravo    7* (9b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-17-0

7.1

Broad to Bravo, no run, full and wide outside off, Bravo leaves alone

7.2

Broad to Bravo, no run, better ball, think that beat Bravo although he'll claim he shadowed the line of the ball outside off

7.3

Broad to Bravo, no run, movement there, excellent delivery, and this one certainly beats Bravo as he prods at it. The ball seamed past the edge then swung further

7.4

Broad to Bravo, FOUR, finds the outside but it's pretty well controlled by Bravo who doesn't push too hard and it skews away fine of gully to third man

7.5

Broad to Bravo, 1 run, comes half forward and opens the face into the big gaps into the cover area

7.6

Broad to Chanderpaul, no run, very full and well timed with a punch from Chanderpaul but West Indies gets down in his follow through

End of over 8 (5 runs) West Indies 31/2
S Chanderpaul    11* (14b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-22-0
DM Bravo    12* (14b 2x4)      JM Anderson    4-1-9-2

8.1

Anderson to Bravo, no run, a tempter outside off, full and wide, Bravo doesn't go anywhere near a drive

8.2

Anderson to Bravo, no run, this one starts closer to off stump and comes back into Bravo but the leave is still comfortable despite Anderson's expression

8.3

Anderson to Bravo, no run, pushed too wide of the stumps this time

8.4

Anderson to Bravo, no run, Prior doing some excellent work behind the stumps, makes another good save as Anderson slips one down the leg side

8.5

Anderson to Bravo, no run, back outside off stump, defended firmly into the off side

8.6

Anderson to Bravo, no run, full at the stumps, Bravo almost plays across his pad but middles the shot nicely back down the pitch where it meets Anderson's left boot

End of over 9 (maiden) West Indies 31/2
DM Bravo    12* (20b 2x4)      JM Anderson    5-2-9-2
S Chanderpaul    11* (14b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-22-0

Leg gully in place now

9.1

Broad to Chanderpaul, OUT, he's gone! Hooked to long leg. A well-directed short ball, Chanderpaul opted to hook and it took the top edge. Trott had to run around the boundary and settled well under the catch to take it comfortable. What a huge blow for West Indies.

S Chanderpaul c Trott b Broad 11 (22m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

West Indies still behind by 27. England take a grip in this session. Marlon Samuels in at No. 5. Suspect Anderson will get a few overs at him which will be fun. Three slips at a gully in place...

9.2

Broad to Samuels, no run, huge appeal first ball! He jabbed down over a very full delivery, surely that wasn't a catch. They discuss a review and there was no edge on that. Missed Samuels' bat on the full

9.3

Broad to Samuels, no run, that's a beauty! Excellent from Broad, good thinking to go very full straight and target a lack of footwork. Samuels is beaten on the outside edge

9.4

Broad to Samuels, no run, this one comes out as a low full toss at off stump which is defended to gully...England have clearly reset their plans for Samuels after the first innings

9.5

Broad to Samuels, no run, back on a normal length, angling into the stumps and worked to the leg side

Whatever Strauss said to Broad in the lengthy discussion the ball before Chanderpaul was out he wants to bottle it

9.6

Broad to Samuels, no run, beaten again by another full delivery, a hint of movement there as Samuels plays with feet static on the crease. That was a high-class over from Broad. Full of smart thinking

End of over 10 (wicket maiden) West Indies 31/3
MN Samuels    0* (5b)      SCJ Broad    5-1-22-1
DM Bravo    12* (20b 2x4)      JM Anderson    5-2-9-2

10.1

Anderson to Bravo, no run, on a length, played towards mid-on

10.2

Anderson to Bravo, no run, shorter this time, Bravo stays on the back foot and defends to cover

10.3

Anderson to Bravo, no run, fuller outside off, defended with an open face towards point

10.4

Anderson to Bravo, no run, short ball and Bravo isn't tempted into a hook or pull as he ducks

10.5

Anderson to Bravo, 1 run, too straight on this occasion gives Bravo the opportunity to flick down to fine leg

Jimmy v Marlon. Seconds out. Round Three.

10.6

Anderson to Samuels, no run, full on off stump, pushed towards mid-on

End of over 11 (1 run) West Indies 32/3
MN Samuels    0* (6b)      JM Anderson    6-2-10-2
DM Bravo    13* (25b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    5-1-22-1

11.1

Broad to Bravo, FOUR, well played, short of a length outside off and he rides the bounce well with a guided cut off the back foot with both feet off the ground. Deep cover can't get round in time

11.2

Broad to Bravo, no run, the follow up is a bouncer from broad which Bravo ducks

11.3

Broad to Bravo, no run, much fuller this time at off stump, Bravo is almost caught on the crease but plays it comfortably to mid-off

11.4

Broad to Bravo, no run, on off stump, defended into the off side

11.5

Broad to Bravo, FOUR, such a nice shot, was full on middle and leg and he just punched it through mid-on with a well-timed push

11.6

Broad to Bravo, no run, back outside off stump and well left

Slightly expensive spell from Broad but he has the huge wicket

End of over 12 (8 runs) West Indies 40/3
DM Bravo    21* (31b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    6-1-30-1
MN Samuels    0* (6b)      JM Anderson    6-2-10-2

12.1

Anderson to Samuels, no run, more classy stuff from Anderson, he beats the outside edge with an awayswinger as Samuels prods forward

12.2

Anderson to Samuels, no run, this one holds its line outside off and Samuels leaves alone

12.3

Anderson to Samuels, no run, makes him play this time, on off stump and pushed into the off side where Samuels looks for a single but Bairstow is too quick

12.4

Anderson to Samuels, 2 runs, a very full ball and gets too straight; it is flicked through square leg

12.5

Anderson to Samuels, no run, full and quite wide outside off, Samuels doesn't go feeling for this one

12.6

Anderson to Samuels, no run, touch of extra bounce there, Samuels takes his bottom hand off the bat as he defends behind square

End of over 13 (2 runs) West Indies 42/3
MN Samuels    2* (12b)      JM Anderson    7-2-12-2
DM Bravo    21* (31b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    6-1-30-1

First change of bowling and it's Graeme Swann. This will be interesting.

13.1

Swann to Bravo, no run, round the wicket, drifts into middle stump and straightens a touch as Bravo defends

Two slips and a short leg in place

13.2

Swann to Bravo, no run, touch shorter and defended off the back foot to cover

13.3

Swann to Bravo, no run, angled into the batsman, played into the leg side

13.4

Swann to Bravo, no run, tossed up on middle and off, Bravo leans forward and defends to the off side

13.5

Swann to Bravo, no run, gets a bigger stride towards this one, the ball takes a thick inside edge to the leg side

13.6

Swann to Bravo, no run, that's an interesting option as Bravo plays a booming drive from a ball pitching near the footmarks and finds mid-on. Swann won't mind that

We have an hour to go this evening, so we probably won't get all 20 overs in, and England will fancy a couple more wickets. For the last passage of play today it's back to Alan

End of over 14 (maiden) West Indies 42/3
DM Bravo    21* (37b 4x4)      GP Swann    1-1-0-0
MN Samuels    2* (12b)      JM Anderson    7-2-12-2

So, West Indies still a few behind and flirting with disaster. This is a BIG final hour, and no mistake.

TT Bresnan is on for a bowl ...

14.1

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, length ball outside off and left alone

14.2

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, angled in towards the stumps and defended on the back foot

14.3

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, gentle pace, length delivery outside off, holds its line, no stroke

14.4

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, tighter line, touch short and defended playing back

14.5

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, pitched up, allows this one through outside off

14.6

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, back of a length, defended in front of the stumps

End of over 15 (maiden) West Indies 42/3
MN Samuels    2* (18b)      TT Bresnan    1-1-0-0
DM Bravo    21* (37b 4x4)      GP Swann    1-1-0-0

15.1

Swann to Bravo, no run, length, sliding in towards the pads, Bravo plays at it with hard hands and gets an inside edge past short leg

Runs hard to come by at the moment, West Indies scoring at 1.5 an over in the last ten ...

15.1

Swann to Bravo, no run, defended playing back on off stump

15.2

Swann to Bravo, no run, tossed up and this time the ball canons in the off side off a slightly uncertain prod

15.3

Swann to Bravo, no run, on the stumps and defended on the front foot

15.4

Swann to Bravo, no run, full and steps out to drive to mid-off

15.5

Swann to Bravo, 1 run, on the stumps, straightening and a sharp edge flies quick and low past short leg into a gap

15.6

Swann to Samuels, 1 run, flighted, Samuels uses his feet to drive back past the bowler from just outside off, chance for a run-out if mid-off collects cleanly ... but he doesn't

End of over 16 (2 runs) West Indies 44/3
MN Samuels    3* (19b)      GP Swann    2-1-2-0
DM Bravo    22* (42b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    1-1-0-0

16.1

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, line and length in the corridor outside off, left alone

16.2

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, seaming back in off a length, blocked into the off side

16.3

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, bit of extra effort, pushed through wide of the stumps, Samuels not tempted

Silly point comes in

16.4

Bresnan to Samuels, 1 run, pitched up and punched into the covers, Bairstow misses with a shy at the non-striker's end

16.5

Bresnan to Bravo, OUT, round the wicket, stays low and gone, leg-before! Bravo asks for the review but it looked pretty plumb ... Yep, Rauf raises his finger for the second time and West Indies are four down. Bresnan pitched it straight and on a length, Bravo stayed back and was caught playing across the line - would have hit middle halfway up. England's lucky charm strikes and is now just one shy of 50 wickets in Tests ...

DM Bravo lbw b Bresnan 22 (69m 43b 4x4 0x6) SR: 51.16

16.6

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, full and coming back a touch, Ramdin gets an inside edge driving, the ricocheting on to his back leg - could have gone anywhere, that

End of over 17 (1 run) West Indies 45/4
D Ramdin    0* (1b)      TT Bresnan    2-1-1-1
MN Samuels    4* (23b)      GP Swann    2-1-2-0

And with the left-hander gone, Strauss goes back to pace, Broad on for Swann

17.1

Broad to Samuels, no run, full and outside off, defended back down the wicket

17.2

Broad to Samuels, no run, pitched up and Samuels drives at it, the ball squirts low on the bounce towards Pietersen in the gully

17.3

Broad to Samuels, no run, length ball, off-stump line and shoulders arms

17.4

Broad to Samuels, 1 bye, left outside off and bounces before reaching Prior, the ball running away to the leg side

17.5

Broad to Ramdin, no run, on the stumps, full and tailing in, inside-edged to leg

17.6

Broad to Ramdin, no run, touch short and the ball sails practically over the top of off as Ramdin elects to leave

End of over 18 (1 run, maiden) West Indies 46/4
D Ramdin    0* (3b)      SCJ Broad    7-2-30-1
MN Samuels    4* (27b)      TT Bresnan    2-1-1-1

18.1

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, defended on the back foot in front of the stumps

18.2

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, length ball, pushed to point

18.3

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, line and length in the corridor, no stroke

18.4

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, seaming back in a good way off a length and Samuels chops towards cover

18.5

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, probing around the line of off, gets forward in defence

18.6

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, angling in again, defended into the off side

Further signs of Samuels' maturity as a batsman. West Indies need something special from him again in this innings

End of over 19 (maiden) West Indies 46/4
MN Samuels    4* (33b)      TT Bresnan    3-2-1-1
D Ramdin    0* (3b)      SCJ Broad    7-2-30-1

19.1

Broad to Ramdin, no run, touch short outside off, played back down the pitch

19.2

Broad to Ramdin, no run, good length and hit on the front pad, Broad is convinced, naturally, but Ramdin had got a fair way outside the line of off and Strauss wisely elects not to review

19.3

Broad to Ramdin, FOUR, wide and overpitched, Ramdin seizes on this one and slams a wristy drive through the covers for four

Another break for repair work on the footholes. A lot of dirt puffing up during Broad's run-in in this over. Think it's the same bit as earlier, at the Radcliffe Road End. While the groundsmen dig a hole, you can come up with your own Windies-related punchline ...

Off go the workmen - they didn't even hang around for a brew - and away we go again ...

19.4

Broad to Ramdin, no run, defended back to the bowler from around off

19.5

Broad to Ramdin, no run, length, outside off, Ramdin stays back and plays no stroke

19.6

Broad to Ramdin, no run, slightly fuller and driven on the up to mid-off

End of over 20 (4 runs) West Indies 50/4
D Ramdin    4* (9b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    8-2-34-1
MN Samuels    4* (33b)      TT Bresnan    3-2-1-1

20.1

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, full and sliding in, Samuels punches on the front foot to point

20.2

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, hangs back and defends to a short-pitched ball

20.3

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, left alone outside off

20.4

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, fuller length, drawing Samuels out, he isn't tempted to play at it though

20.5

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, decent length, seaming back a touch, solid defence around off

20.6

Bresnan to Samuels, FOUR, Samuels shakes off his inertia to smack a half-volley past extra-cover - his first runs in 16 deliveries

End of over 21 (4 runs) West Indies 54/4
MN Samuels    8* (39b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    4-2-5-1
D Ramdin    4* (9b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    8-2-34-1

21.1

Broad to Ramdin, no run, pitched up and sliding down the leg side, bit of bat and pad involved and it dribbles through to Prior

21.2

Broad to Ramdin, no run

21.3

Broad to Ramdin, no run, pitched up and coming back in to Ramdin, who gets forward and drives to mid-on

"Since he is at the ground, can Kirk Edwards bat or does he have to wait?" wonders Rao. He can bat once the fifth wicket falls, which he'll be hoping doesn't mean tonight

21.4

Broad to Ramdin, no run, length delivery, left alone outside off

21.5

Broad to Ramdin, 2 runs, full and straight, Ramdin plays across the line but times it well, glancing through square for a couple

21.6

Broad to Ramdin, no run, back of a length, not quite wide enough to cut and Ramdin gets a bottom edge down on to the pitch

End of over 22 (2 runs) West Indies 56/4
D Ramdin    6* (15b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    9-2-36-1
MN Samuels    8* (39b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    4-2-5-1

West Indies still a couple of runs in deficit. Bresnan has 1 for 5 off four overs ...

22.1

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, pitched up and driven short of extra-cover

22.2

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, good length, rising sharply and Samuels dabbles outside off, the ball beating the outside edge

22.3

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, length and with a scrambled seam, Samuels leaves and is a whisker from losing his off stump as the ball comes back at him

22.4

Bresnan to Samuels, FOUR, too straight this time and Samuels flicks four through midwicket - that means West Indies now have a lead

Bresnan hiding the ball from Samuels in his run-up, so he can't pick the delivery

22.5

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, length ball in the corridor, left alone

22.6

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, pitched up on off and defended coming forward

End of over 23 (4 runs) West Indies 60/4
MN Samuels    12* (45b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    5-2-9-1
D Ramdin    6* (15b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    9-2-36-1

23.1

Broad to Ramdin, no run, errant bouncer from Broad, flies well down the leg side, must have been close to a wide

23.2

Broad to Ramdin, no run, another bumper, at the batsman who ducks underneath

23.3

Broad to Ramdin, no run, short of a good length, Ramdin defends from the crease, jabbing back down the wicket

23.4

Broad to Ramdin, no run, length ball this time, keeps a fraction low and hits the toe of the bat, cannoning into the pad and away on the off side

23.5

Broad to Ramdin, no run, another big steepler outside off, Ramdin crouches and watches it by

23.6

Broad to Ramdin, no run, length and this one gets up a touch, surprising Ramdin and thunking into the splice

End of over 24 (maiden) West Indies 60/4
D Ramdin    6* (21b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    10-3-36-1
MN Samuels    12* (45b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    5-2-9-1

24.1

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, leg stump bouncer, Samuels gets out of the way

24.2

Bresnan to Samuels, 1 run, pitched up this time but clipped into the leg side playing across the line, well stopped by midwicket

24.3

Bresnan to Ramdin, no run, full and tailing in around off, nudged to mid-on

24.4

Bresnan to Ramdin, OUT, attacking the stumps and trapped in front! England claim another one before the close and Bresnan punches the air in jubilation. It was a good length ball that homed in on Ramdin from outside off, maybe beaten for pace too and hit him right on the knee roll, no review and off walks the wicketkeeper

D Ramdin lbw b Bresnan 6 (37m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.08

West Indies are looking very ragged now and Kirk Edwards, who's been suffering with illness today, is forced to come out ...

24.5

Bresnan to Edwards, no run, another big appeal first ball, is that clipping leg? Rauf says no and Strauss decides against the review, with Hawk Eye showing it might have shaved the top of leg stump but wouldn't have been overturned

24.6

Bresnan to Edwards, OUT, got him this time, Edwards all at sea! Will they review? No! He played back again, got his bat caught on his pad as he tried to bring it down and was hit right in front. Height might have been a question but Hawk Eye had it clipping the bails (and therefore umpire's call) so the DRS wouldn't have saved Edwards. He didn't look up for it and slopes off with another single figure score to his name

KA Edwards lbw b Bresnan 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Double-wicket over from Bresnan, which takes him past fifty in Tests and leaves England in a dominant position shortly before the close

End of over 25 (1 run) West Indies 61/6
     TT Bresnan    6-2-10-3
MN Samuels    13* (47b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    10-3-36-1

Sammy and Samuels united again and they've got an even bigger rescue job on their hands this time. Probably just one more over to go ...

25.1

Broad to Samuels, no run, pitched up outside off, driven to cover, Samuels calls for one but Sammy was unmoved

25.2

Broad to Samuels, no run, lets this one go outside off stump

25.3

Broad to Samuels, no run, on the stumps, slightly awkward-looking shot from Samuels into the off side

25.4

Broad to Samuels, no run, short and sliding down the leg side, misses with a flick

25.5

Broad to Samuels, no run, pitched up and at the stumps, blocked back down the track

25.6

Broad to Samuels, no run, full and straight, gets forward to defend on off - and that will be stumps

6.30pm: Once again England upped the intensity and blitzed West Indies in a crucial session that has probably decided the fate of the match. With just four wickets left, three runs ahead, and two days to play, there's likely to be only one winner ... That is unless Samuels and Sammy can recreate the good times of old (or Friday afternoon, as it's called). We were eight overs short at the end of the day, largely down to the crumbling footholes but West Indies' late disintegration was even more significant. David Hopps' report will tell the full story shortly, join Gnasher and myself again tomorrow morning from 10.30am to see whether this one's got another twist in it yet. Bye!

End of over 26 (maiden) West Indies 61/6
MN Samuels    13* (53b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    11-4-36-1
DJG Sammy    0* (0b)      TT Bresnan    6-2-10-3

First up this morning it will, of course, be Tim Bresnan from the Radcliffe Road End ...

10.55am: News from the shires is that Ravi Bopara has been included in Essex's squad to face Netherlands in a CB40 match on Tuesday. Bopara missed out on selection for the Lord's Test due to a thigh muscle injury, handing an unexpected debut to Jonny Bairstow. After a tough start to Test life for YJB, would you be tempted to go back to Plan A?

10.50am: If you've been wondering about Jerome Taylor's absence from the West Indies set-up, you should read Nagraj's update on the fast bowler. "As far as commitment is concerned towards cricket I don't think my efforts can ever be questioned," says Taylor, in response to claims about his fitness and approach to training made by the WICB.

10.45am: James, for one, hasn't given up hope of skiving off work tomorrow: "Well, first innings the last four West Indies wickets put on 234. 'All' they need is 'same again', and we have a real test for England."

In other news, the developing bromance between Nasser Hussain and Marlon Samuels continues apace, with Hussain sent to report for Sky on Samuels and Sammy netting this morning. It's quite touching, really ...

10.40am: England, not for the first time, were lifted by their stealth weapon, Tim "Under The Radar" Bresnan. His runs were as valuable as they were nuggety and contributed the bulk of England's slender first-innings lead. Well, it appeared slender at the time. England don't often get lost in home Tests these days but they were thankful to their trusty Yorkie sat-nav Tim Tom for navigating them in the right direction on Sunday.

10.35am: For West Indies, it was a familiar tale: scrap, battle, stay in the game; then go down like a drunk at closing time. Their bowling was spirited and disciplined and, following on from the individual contributions of Marlon Samuels and Darren Sammy with the bat, had made this a much stiffer contest than England may have expected (even after Lord's). But where do they get that extra fibre from to stave off these persistent wobbles?

10.30am: Good morning and welcome to day four of the second Test. During the middle of Sunday afternoon, this match appeared to be going the distance, stretched out and taut, like a hippo's hotpants ... Then England's three-man pace attack did a devilish number on the West Indies top order and we're looking at a four-day finish. Although, given how fruitful the Sam-Sam axis was in the first innings, England might have to put in an order for another Brezzie Bonus before lunch.

To whet your appetite ahead of what is likely to be a decisive day, we've got some hot hyperlink action for you. Nagraj Gollapudi has written about West Indies' collapse; George Dobell compared the fortunes of Tim Bresnan and Jonny Bairstow; and Jarrod Kimber got in a froth about West Indies' spinner in absentia Sunil Narine. We've also got more audio-visual magic from the Two Chucks, who know all about taking the day off, as West Indies did yesterday.

26.1

Bresnan to Sammy, 1 run, length ball, angling in towards the stumps, pushed in to the covers and Sammy is off the mark

26.2

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, full and straight, Samuels gets across and turns to square leg from in front of the stumps

26.3

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, line and length, hint of seam movement away from Samuels, who pushes to point on the back foot

Bresnan went over in the his follow-through there. Hopefully we're not going to have another footholes farrago

26.4

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, lets this one go through outside off

26.5

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, pitched up and ducking back in, Samuels triesl to readjust and is hit high on the pad

26.6

Bresnan to Samuels, FOUR, overpitched on leg stump and clipped forcefully in front of square to the boundary, lovely timing from Samuels

End of over 27 (5 runs) West Indies 66/6
MN Samuels    17* (58b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    7-2-15-3
DJG Sammy    1* (1b)      SCJ Broad    11-4-36-1

From the other end it will be Jimmy Anderson ...

27.1

Anderson to Sammy, no run, length ball outside off, Sammy gets in a big step and leaves

We saw Sammy practising getting forward in the nets earlier. He's obviously got a strategy this morning

27.2

Anderson to Sammy, no run, full and in the corridor, steps out and shoulders arms

27.3

Anderson to Sammy, no run, length delivery outside off, defended into the off side

27.4

Anderson to Sammy, no run, excellent line from Anderson, drawing Sammy into playing away from his front pad, beating the outside edge

27.5

Anderson to Sammy, no run, bit away seamer outside off, Sammy again lunges out to leave

27.6

Anderson to Sammy, no run, on the stumps and defended into the leg side

"Was really looking forward to nipping over after an exam on Tuesday morning for what was shaping up to be a good 5th day in the sun. Not looking quite so probable now though." Well, you can always drink cider in the park, eh, Sam?

End of over 28 (maiden) West Indies 66/6
DJG Sammy    1* (7b)      JM Anderson    8-3-12-2
MN Samuels    17* (58b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    7-2-15-3

28.1

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, length ball in the corridor outside off, lets this one through

28.2

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, tighter line on the stumps, looking for lbw, worked off the pads into the on side

28.3

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, length delivery outside off, steered through point where the fielder reels it on at full length

28.4

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, touch shorter, comes back at Samuels, who nudges it away to short leg

28.5

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, straight and on a length, shows it the face of the bat in front of off

28.6

Bresnan to Samuels, 1 leg bye, seaming back in and hit just above the knee roll, he probably got just outside the line and Asad Rauf shakes his head

Hawk Eye shows it was going just over the top too

End of over 29 (1 run, maiden) West Indies 67/6
MN Samuels    17* (64b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    8-3-15-3
DJG Sammy    1* (7b)      JM Anderson    8-3-12-2

Here's Martin: "With reference to Plan A. YJB... I think it is an excellent chance to keep an up and coming cricketer in the team. Other sides have done the same over the years and watched the 'new lad' grow into an integral part of the team... how forward thinking is this!! So fully expect the selectors to revert to Ravi Bopara... who has not managed to 100% cement himself a place."

29.1

Anderson to Samuels, no run, bouncer and Samuels ducks underneath

29.2

Anderson to Samuels, no run, slightly back of a length, enticing line and Samuels is neither back nor forward, hanging his bat out as the ball zips through

29.3

Anderson to Samuels, no run, fuller length, lets this one through outside off

29.4

Anderson to Samuels, no run, length ball on off, defended with an open face towards gully

29.5

Anderson to Samuels, no run, another Jimmy jaffer, fired in and then holding its line as Samuels groped for it outside off. Can't do much about those as a batsman

29.6

Anderson to Samuels, no run, length and a touch wider, Samuels it able to leave

End of over 30 (maiden) West Indies 67/6
MN Samuels    17* (70b 3x4)      JM Anderson    9-4-12-2
DJG Sammy    1* (7b)      TT Bresnan    8-3-15-3

30.1

Bresnan to Sammy, no run, pitched up outside off and punched to cover

30.2

Bresnan to Sammy, no run, full and straight and driven back to the bowler this time

30.3

Bresnan to Sammy, no run, bouncer, Sammy was walking across and lets this one fly by down the leg side

30.4

Bresnan to Sammy, 2 runs, short again but wide of off, crisp back-foot drive square of the wicket, Sammy watches for a bit, thinking it was going all the way, only for Bairstow to pull it in and keep them to two

30.5

Bresnan to Sammy, 1 run, pitched up and Sammy plays across the line, glancing through midwicket from in front of off

30.6

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, touch shorter and punched to mid-off on the back foot

"Hildreth or Compton should come in," says Simon, of the No. 6 question. "Both are scoring runs for fun and know their games well. I'd lean towards Hildreth because he's a middle order player rather than a top three bat like Compton."

End of over 31 (3 runs) West Indies 70/6
MN Samuels    17* (71b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    9-3-18-3
DJG Sammy    4* (12b)      JM Anderson    9-4-12-2

31.1

Anderson to Sammy, 2 runs, pitched up and pushed down the ground past mid-off on the front foot

31.2

Anderson to Sammy, no run, shortens his length, Sammy gets across well in defence

31.3

Anderson to Sammy, no run, tricky stuff from Anderson, the ball ducking in and then holding up as Sammy tries to play through the on side, manages to check his shot and the ball falls safe on the off side

31.4

Anderson to Sammy, 1 run, full inswinger, goes a long way across the batsman, who is hit on the pad and they take a leg bye

31.5

Anderson to Samuels, no run, length ball, again veering down leg, Samuels misses with a glance and Prior takes the catch at full length

31.6

Anderson to Samuels, no run, full and leaving Samuels outside off, no stroke

End of over 32 (3 runs) West Indies 73/6
MN Samuels    17* (73b 3x4)      JM Anderson    10-4-15-2
DJG Sammy    7* (16b)      TT Bresnan    9-3-18-3

"I hope the selectors don't go back to Bopara, he was in the team for his bowling, which just isn't good enough," sats PDTM. "Bres looks like he can bowl forever, and there are change bowlers if required. Get someone in who can score hundreds. I like Compton." Well, I'd say Bopara can score hundreds too - but he doesn't have too many more chances left

32.1

Bresnan to Sammy, FOUR, pitched up outside off and driven powerfully through cover for four

32.2

Bresnan to Sammy, no run, length ball and coming back in, defended

32.3

Bresnan to Sammy, no run, another length ball on the stumps, Sammy gets behind it

32.4

Bresnan to Sammy, no run, speared in towards the wicket on a good length, forward defensive

32.5

Bresnan to Sammy, 1 run, short and a bit of width, Sammy gets on top of it and dabs to cover-point

32.6

Bresnan to Samuels, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, flicked off the pads for one to long leg

End of over 33 (6 runs) West Indies 79/6
MN Samuels    18* (74b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    10-3-24-3
DJG Sammy    12* (21b 1x4)      JM Anderson    10-4-15-2

"Easy to score 'runs for fun' at Taunton though," mutters Rick, who's presumably not a cider boy

33.1

Anderson to Samuels, no run, pushed into the off side from a full-length ball

33.2

Anderson to Samuels, no run, length outside off, defended to cover and they decide against running

"@Simon: Bairstow hasn't done anything to deserve being dropped yet! Let's stop all this talk of replacing him." Matthew tries to remind everyone this isn't the 90s anymore ...

33.3

Anderson to Samuels, FOUR, full and angling in, looking late swing, timed well off the pads in front of deep square leg

33.4

Anderson to Samuels, no run, lets this one through outside off

33.5

Anderson to Samuels, no run, pitched up on the stumps again and chopped into the leg side

33.6

Anderson to Samuels, no run, length ball in the corridor, Samuels watchfully lets it past

End of over 34 (4 runs) West Indies 83/6
MN Samuels    22* (80b 4x4)      JM Anderson    11-4-19-2
DJG Sammy    12* (21b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    10-3-24-3

"I think YJB is still too Y," says John Muir. "His technique needs some work and Test matches are not the place to learn. I wouldn't go back to Plan A, though, I'd go to a player who is experienced and in form, like Compton, Carberry or Hildreth. Let Ravi score a few hundred runs before rushing him back into the test team." But Bopara was Plan A, surely? And are you really saying that Bairstow is too "Yorkshire" for Test cricket?

Change in the bowling, with Stuart Broad limbering up

34.1

Broad to Sammy, no run, length ball, bit of a loosener that disappears down the leg side

34.2

Broad to Sammy, no run, better line outside off and seaming in a touch, blocked to leg

34.3

Broad to Sammy, no run, angled in from outside off, Sammy gets forward diligently in defence

34.4

Broad to Sammy, no run, length ball, again homing in on off and this time it stays a bit low as Sammy plays back and jabs his bat down

34.5

Broad to Sammy, 2 runs, length and slightly wider, thick outside edge but played with soft hands, scoots low through gully for a couple

34.6

Broad to Sammy, no run, well-directed bouncer, Sammy quickly cuts himself in half

Here's Qureshi: "Bopara hasn't been given proper chance in his career, he has always played as injury replacement, so how can you expect regular scoring from irregular player!!! He should be given proper chance, he is good batsman!!!" Fine points, Qureshi, but let's tone down the use of exclamation marks next time. People will take you more seriously ...

End of over 35 (2 runs) West Indies 85/6
DJG Sammy    14* (27b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    12-4-38-1
MN Samuels    22* (80b 4x4)      JM Anderson    11-4-19-2

35.1

Anderson to Samuels, 1 run, length delivery, driven through cover for one

35.2

Anderson to Sammy, no run, pitched up and left alone outside off

35.3

Anderson to Sammy, no run, touch shorter, Sammy blocks towards cover in front of off stump

35.4

Anderson to Sammy, no run, full and coming back in a touch, again Sammy gets forward in defence

35.5

Anderson to Sammy, no run, full toss this time, searching for the yorker, deflected to gully along the ground

35.6

Anderson to Sammy, FOUR, length and holding its line, thick edge as Sammy reaches for it but the ball stays low and skedaddles away to third man

Here's James: "On flat wickets, if the No 6 position is a problem, why not play 5 bowlers with Prior batting at 6? He's good enough, and Bresnan, Broad, Swann is a decent lower order. That would allow a fourth quick such as Finn (or 2 spinners). Makes it easier to enforce a follow on if needed."

End of over 36 (5 runs) West Indies 90/6
DJG Sammy    18* (32b 2x4)      JM Anderson    12-4-24-2
MN Samuels    23* (81b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    12-4-38-1

Good start from West Indies this morning - the result isn't a foregone conclusion, remember

36.1

Broad to Samuels, no run, lets this one through outside the line of off

36.2

Broad to Samuels, no run, tighter to the stumps, good length and defended coming forward

36.3

Broad to Samuels, no run, pushed through in the Corridor of Uncertainty, but Marlon is pretty Certain about Leaving

36.4

Broad to Samuels, 1 run, pitched up on the stumps, whipped away to deep backward square for one

36.5

Broad to Sammy, no run, good bumper, whistles by Sammy as he drops his hands, whiff of leather in the nostrils for the West Indies captain there

36.6

Broad to Sammy, no run, length and on the stumps, keeps a bit low and Sammy jams his bat down, falling over in the process. Broad gives him a wry smile

"Forgive me, I have missed the beginning of this conversation," wonders Cliff aloud. "Why are we considering changing a winning team? Bairstow has had three knocks. In the first he looked good but got out. In the second he was 0 not out. Yesterday he got out before playing himself in, which happens to anyone."

End of over 37 (1 run) West Indies 91/6
DJG Sammy    18* (34b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    13-4-39-1
MN Samuels    24* (85b 4x4)      JM Anderson    12-4-24-2

37.1

Anderson to Samuels, no run, pitched up and driven to mid-off, Samuels wants one but Sammy wasn't looking

37.2

Anderson to Samuels, 1 run, punched to mid-on and they take on Trott's arm, it wasn't straight at him and Sammy is safely to the striker's end as the throw comes in

37.3

Anderson to Sammy, no run, full and straight, driven back down the pitch and mid-on fields

37.4

Anderson to Sammy, 1 run, dropped behind point off the back foot and they again run hard, Bairstow missing the stumps with his throw

37.5

Anderson to Samuels, FOUR, overpitched and a bit of width, Samuels is in position early, opens the face and thrashes a square drive to the boundary

37.6

Anderson to Samuels, no run, good comeback from Anderson, surprising Samuels with a bit of extra bounce and he does well to keep the ball down as it squirts to gully

End of over 38 (6 runs) West Indies 97/6
MN Samuels    29* (89b 5x4)      JM Anderson    13-4-30-2
DJG Sammy    19* (36b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    13-4-39-1

38.1

Broad to Sammy, no run, short and drifting down the leg side, no attempt at a shot

38.2

Broad to Sammy, no run, banged in again and Sammy ducks this one

38.3

Broad to Sammy, no run, length ball at the stumps, comes back a bit and hits Sammy on the thigh pad, too high for lbw but that's what England are looking for

38.4

Broad to Sammy, 1 run, wide of the off this time, pushed on the up into a gap at cover

38.5

Broad to Samuels, FOUR, pitched up outside off and another dreamy drive from Samuels races away through the covers

38.6

Broad to Samuels, no run, back of a length and dabbed to point

West Indies have added 40-odd runs without too many scares. Few questions for England to try and answer now ...

End of over 39 (5 runs) West Indies 102/6
MN Samuels    33* (91b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    14-4-44-1
DJG Sammy    20* (40b 2x4)      JM Anderson    13-4-30-2

Another switch but still no sign of Graeme Swann. Bresnan changes end ...

39.1

Bresnan to Sammy, no run, back of a length, gets up at Sammy and takes the shoulder of the bat, only to fall short of gully

39.2

Bresnan to Sammy, FOUR, short and this time too wide, slammed behind point like it was a tennis ball in the playground

39.3

Bresnan to Sammy, no run, again back of a length, pushed into the off side

Seems to be a change of tack, trying to force Sammy back with some short stuff now

39.4

Bresnan to Sammy, 1 run, goes fuller and at the stumps, whipped to the sweeper through square leg

39.5

Bresnan to Samuels, 3 runs, slightly full and outside off, lovely front foot drive through extra-cover through Alastair Cook gallops after it to prevent four

39.6

Bresnan to Sammy, no run, beauty, good length outside off and Sammy is beaten poking at it on the back foot

"Hang on, chaps... before we argue about who plays in the 3rd Test, can we please take the last four wickets here and knock off the required runs...?" Travis has noticed there's a more pressing matter at hand

End of over 40 (8 runs) West Indies 110/6
DJG Sammy    25* (45b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    11-3-32-3
MN Samuels    36* (92b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    14-4-44-1

"Surely it must be Swann time?" suggests John Muir. "After 4 days of sun and wear, there has to be a bit of turn in the pitch." I'd certainly have been tempted by now, John. Strauss sticking with the quicks for a bit longer, though ...

40.1

Broad to Samuels, no run, on the stumps, blocked into the leg side

40.2

Broad to Samuels, no run, length ball, played towards extra-cover on the front foot

40.3

Broad to Samuels, no run, pushed through in the corridor outside off, Samuels steps out and shoulders arms

40.4

Broad to Samuels, no run, line and length, again beats the outside edge as Samuels pushes hesitantly outside off

40.5

Broad to Samuels, no run, good length, this one tailing in, nudged into the leg side

40.6

Broad to Samuels, no run, forward defensive to a length ball outside off

On come the drinks and off go I. That was just the first hour West Indies needed. Let's see what Gnasher serves up before lunch ...

End of over 41 (maiden) West Indies 110/6
MN Samuels    36* (98b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    15-5-44-1
DJG Sammy    25* (45b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    11-3-32-3

Hello everyone. Samuels and Sammy leading the way for West Indies again. Think it's about time England try some spin. For now Bresnan continues...

41.1

Bresnan to Sammy, no run, outside off and left alone

41.2

Bresnan to Sammy, no run, full on off stump, punched to mid-off...Bresnan hasn't quite found the hooping movement of yesterday evening

41.3

Bresnan to Sammy, no run, full on middle, Sammy plays across his front pad towards midwicket

41.4

Bresnan to Sammy, OUT, gone! Is that the breakthrough? Sammy reviews. Dead-eye straight from Bresnan and it's given on the field. Hits the back leg, this is close. And, indeed, it's just shaving the top of the bails so it stays out.

DJG Sammy lbw b Bresnan 25 (73m 49b 3x4 0x6) SR: 51.02

So for all the discussion of spin, Strauss' hunch pays off and pace makes the breakthrough. Into the tail now. Down to Samuels. West Indies now out of reviews.

41.5

Bresnan to Roach, no run, beaten first ball, Roach pushes outside off as the ball holds its line and then doesn't carry to Prior

41.6

Bresnan to Roach, no run, full on off stump, gets half forward and drives to point

Warm applause for Bresnan at the end of the over...now his best match haul for England as he reaches eight wickets

End of over 42 (wicket maiden) West Indies 110/7
KAJ Roach    0* (2b)      TT Bresnan    12-4-32-4
MN Samuels    36* (98b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    15-5-44-1

42.1

Broad to Samuels, 1 run, full outside off, opens the face and pushes to deep cover...he's happy to trust Roach, which you have to do with a guy batting at No. 9

Short leg in place

42.2

Broad to Roach, no run, back of a length on off stump, Roach is confidently into line and defends

42.3

Broad to Roach, 1 run, short of a length, angles into Roach who flicks it off his hip down to long leg with quite a flourish

42.4

Broad to Samuels, no run, inside edge saves Samuels...Broad had started an appeal as a full delivery takes the pad but the bat came first

42.5

Broad to Samuels, 1 leg bye, pushed towards the pads and deflected towards square leg

42.6

Broad to Roach, no run, ooh, he's right across the crease and hangs back against a full delivery but is able to work it to mid-on

End of over 43 (3 runs) West Indies 113/7
KAJ Roach    1* (5b)      SCJ Broad    16-5-46-1
MN Samuels    37* (101b 6x4)      TT Bresnan    12-4-32-4

43.1

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, opens the face and drives a full delivery to cover

Chris Ward is still not convinced by Bresnan's selection: "While Bresnan has done well in this innings, I still feel he has not justified his selection over Finn. When playing 7 batsmen (incl. Prior) his batting should be irrelevant." His 39 runs could yet be very important

43.2

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, full on off stump, not much of a stride as he pushes to the off side

43.3

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, well bowled, this one doesn't shape back and Samuels feels for it outside off stump with his feet planted on the crease

43.4

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, Samuels learns from his previous mistake and leaves this one well alone

43.5

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, makes him play, full on off stump and pushed to the off side...cover is tight to try and stop him stealing the strike

43.6

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, big appeal for lbw, Samuels goes to pull and it doesn't bounce as much as expect. England review, that's a surprise. Looks too high. Maybe clipping again, but this one given not out...not even clipping, it's going over the stumps

They did, though, manage to keep Roach on strike for the next over

End of over 44 (maiden) West Indies 113/7
MN Samuels    37* (107b 6x4)      TT Bresnan    13-5-32-4
KAJ Roach    1* (5b)      SCJ Broad    16-5-46-1

Mike Hemming: "The argument over Bresnan is a waste of time, he should be there, but as part of a 5 man attack. We dont need bairstow in the mix, as prior hould be one place higher. Jimmy, Broad, Bresnan, Swann and Finn would be an awesome attack and the tail is not much weaker."

44.1

Broad to Roach, no run, full at the stumps, Roach isn't getting very far forward as he drives back to the bowler

44.2

Broad to Roach, FOUR, lovely shot, this one is touch wider and he leans into a well-time drive through the covers

44.3

Broad to Roach, no run, pulls the length back a touch and Roach defends from the crease

44.4

Broad to Roach, FOUR, close! The bouncer nearly works as Roach goes for the hook, it brushes the glove and Prior can't quite reach it with a full stretch dive to his left. Good effort

44.5

Broad to Roach, FOUR, much more convincing this time, short ball angling towards leg stump and he gets inside the line to pull it backward of square

44.6

Broad to Roach, no run, beaten outside off but that's a productive over for West Indies

End of over 45 (12 runs) West Indies 125/7
KAJ Roach    13* (11b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    17-5-58-1
MN Samuels    37* (107b 6x4)      TT Bresnan    13-5-32-4

Here's Ross from Australia. "The fact that England has such a depth of fast bowlers that Bresnan and Finn have to battle for a spot is what makes them such a strong side. I say that this competition is great for them, great for the bowlers, and great for English cricket. If a guy with an average of just above 25 and a batting average of 40 is considered to be only a fringe player, then England obviously has an incredibly strong team. I, as an Aussie, am envious." The Aussies are doing okay at the moment, too

45.1

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, full length, takes the inside edge again which prevents a close shout for lbw

45.2

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, full on off stump, this time it comes off the middle into the off side

45.3

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, sweetly driven but straight to mid-off

45.4

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, tries to get him coming forward and he takes his bottom hand off the bat as he defends

45.5

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, worked off the stumps to square leg

45.6

Bresnan to Samuels, 1 run, too leg side this time, Samuels plays it with a nice roll of the wrists and almost with timing to beat fine leg but Scott Elstone, the 12th man, slides well near the rope

End of over 46 (1 run) West Indies 126/7
MN Samuels    38* (113b 6x4)      TT Bresnan    14-5-33-4
KAJ Roach    13* (11b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    17-5-58-1

Still no spin today, but there is a bowling change. James Anderson replaces Stuart Broad. Half an hour until lunch.

46.1

Anderson to Samuels, FOUR, drives off a thick outside edge but it's well controlled and goes fine of the man at deep point

46.2

Anderson to Samuels, no run, full on off stump, driven very firmly towards mid-off

46.3

Anderson to Samuels, no run, comes outside off and defends to the off side

A lot of you suggesting it's time Prior batted at No. 6 for England

46.4

Anderson to Samuels, FOUR, edged and close! The ball swings a touch and Samuels drives, the edge flying just out of reach of a diving Andrew Strauss at the lone slip position

More frustration for Anderson...would have gone straight to second slip

46.5

Anderson to Samuels, no run, worked into the leg side

46.6

Anderson to Samuels, 1 run, banged in short and confidently pulled away which gives him the strike

Anderson and Samuels have a bit of a chat. Discussing where to have a bite to eat this evening?

End of over 47 (9 runs) West Indies 135/7
MN Samuels    47* (119b 8x4)      JM Anderson    14-4-39-2
KAJ Roach    13* (11b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    14-5-33-4

47.1

Bresnan to Samuels, no run, shapes back into Samuels who defends on the back foot

47.2

Bresnan to Samuels, 1 run, on leg stump, flicked down to long leg

Two slips and a gully for Roach

47.3

Bresnan to Roach, no run, hangs back and defends to the off side

47.4

Bresnan to Roach, no run, full on off stump but he doesn't get forward as he defends to mid-on

47.5

Bresnan to Roach, no run, comes across the crease outside off and pushes to the covers

Hoops, not Hopps, has this. "Bresnan: batting av. 35.88 bowling av. 26.88 Flintoff: batting av. 31.77 bowling av. 32.78 Just saying!"

47.6

Bresnan to Roach, no run, pushed down the leg side and Prior makes a good take

End of over 48 (1 run) West Indies 136/7
KAJ Roach    13* (15b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    15-5-34-4
MN Samuels    48* (121b 8x4)      JM Anderson    14-4-39-2

48.1

Anderson to Samuels, no run, stays full on off stump, searching for swing, and pushed to mid-off

48.2

Anderson to Samuels, no run, wider outside off and left alone

"Why is Strauss so negative all the time?" asks Clarkster. "We permanently seem to have one slip less than we should, and it always seems that all pace combinations are exhausted before Swann is called upon." He does verge on the defensive, but England are a very successful team. And Strauss isn't the only captain to set fields like this

48.3

Anderson to Samuels, no run, takes an inside edge into the pads

48.4

Anderson to Samuels, no run, good delivery, swings in late and Samuels taps it between bat and pad towards midwicket

Second slip comes in now

48.5

Anderson to Samuels, no run, a lovely delivery, touch of extra bounce and it zips past the outside edge

48.6

Anderson to Samuels, no run, full on middle and off, defended back to the bowler

End of over 49 (maiden) West Indies 136/7
MN Samuels    48* (127b 8x4)      JM Anderson    15-5-39-2
KAJ Roach    13* (15b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    15-5-34-4

49.1

Bresnan to Roach, no run, back and across then defends to mid-on

49.2

Bresnan to Roach, 1 run, shapes back late at Roach but he plays it well past square leg

49.3

Bresnan to Samuels, 1 run, full on middle, worked neatly into the big gap at midwicket

49.4

Bresnan to Roach, no run, bouncer which sails well over Roach's head without him barely having to duck

49.5

Bresnan to Roach, no run, solidly defended from the stumps down to mid-off

49.6

Bresnan to Roach, no run, touch of width this time, Roach drives square to backward point

End of over 50 (2 runs) West Indies 138/7
KAJ Roach    14* (20b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    16-5-36-4
MN Samuels    49* (128b 8x4)      JM Anderson    15-5-39-2
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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May 28, 2012

Tim Bresnan took his England record to 13 wins from 13, England v West Indies, 2nd Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day, May 28, 2012

Tim Bresnan took his England record to 13 wins from 13

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May 28, 2012

Andrew Strauss uses his feet as England chase down the target, England v West Indies, 2nd Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day, May 28, 2012

Andrew Strauss uses his feet as England chase down the target

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