West Indies tour of England, 3rd Test: England v West Indies at Birmingham, Jun 7-11, 2012
Match drawn
7,8,9,10,11 June 2012 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150

Bresnan to Powell, OUT, gone! Or is it?! Yes gone! Swann grabs on at second slip as Powell just feels outside off and gets a decent edge to a good height for the fielder who fumbled a touch but held it. It was a full ball just outside off and maybe Powell could have left it but he was feeling bat on ball nicely previously in the over and pushed at it

KOA Powell c Swann b Bresnan 24 (78m 43b 2x4 0x6) SR: 55.81

West Indies 49/1   AB Barath 19* (62b 3x4)   TT Bresnan 4.3-2-12-1

Onions to Barath, OUT, gone! Onions has his wicket. But Barath is using a review. Looked pretty good. Was full, but was it slipping down leg side? Interesting. Well, it's clipping the outside of leg stump.

AB Barath lbw b Onions 41 (137m 106b 4x4 1x6) SR: 38.67

West Indies 90/2   AB Fudadin 19* (43b 3x4)   G Onions 10-3-17-1

Finn to Bravo, OUT, gone! Finn grabs a low return catch as Bravo basically blocks a delivery back to him in his follow through. The ball may have stopped a little, but quite an odd dismissal

DM Bravo c & b Finn 6 (39m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

West Indies 99/3   AB Fudadin 22* (68b 3x4)   ST Finn 12.5-5-29-1

Bresnan to Fudadin, OUT, shorter and out! And Bell's bothered to catch one! Sharp bumper, nothing the batsman can do to get out of the way, and it loops off the gloves to third slip where it is physically impossible for Bell to drop, he obliges with the simplest of catches. Such a well-directed, sharp delivery and too good for Fudadin

AB Fudadin c Bell b Bresnan 28 (138m 110b 4x4 0x6) SR: 25.45

West Indies 128/4   MN Samuels 22* (40b 3x4)   TT Bresnan 14.3-4-36-2

Onions to Deonarine, OUT, got him! Samuels out of the firing line but it means Deonarine is bang into it and he nicks to slip. Angled across the left hander he followed it and got a healthy edge where Strauss claimed a simple chance

N Deonarine c Strauss b Onions 7 (41m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 24.13

West Indies 152/5   MN Samuels 39* (72b 5x4)   G Onions 16.4-5-32-2

Bresnan to Samuels, OUT, big appeal, and given lbw! Samuels reviews pretty quickly. It nipped back from outside off. Might be outside the line. There's no edge. Well, it's umpire's call for impact so that will stay as out. Huge breakthrough for England shortly before the new ball. End of another fine innings from Samuels

MN Samuels lbw b Bresnan 76 (153m 114b 10x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

West Indies 208/6   D Ramdin 19* (57b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 19.1-6-46-3

Finn to Sammy, OUT, this time it's held by Strauss a flashed cut is nicked to Strauss. This was at chest height and Strauss claims it and stands in frustration at his earlier miss. The stroke was played without foot movement and it was an thickish edge that went quickly to first slip

DJG Sammy c Strauss b Finn 16 (42m 35b 2x4 0x6) SR: 45.71

West Indies 241/7   D Ramdin 35* (79b 4x4)   ST Finn 20.4-6-56-2

Onions to Narine, OUT, bowled him! This tight off stump line eventually gets Narine, deservedly so for Onions who has been excellent. He played a little dab shot really, nothing much, didn't move his feet and got an inside edge onto leg stump

SP Narine b Onions 11 (24m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 64.70

West Indies 267/8   D Ramdin 49* (95b 6x4)   G Onions 22.1-6-49-3

Finn to Rampaul, OUT, what a beauty, Finn strikes third ball. Fuller length, it seams away from Rampaul around off stump and takes the outside edge through to Prior. Lovely delivery.

R Rampaul c †Prior b Finn 2 (17m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

West Indies 283/9   D Ramdin 63* (109b 7x4)   ST Finn 22.3-6-68-3

Onions to Best, OUT, oh dear, Tino! A slower ball from Onions, Best tries to heave it over the leg side and gets a top edge that loops high in the air. Strauss backtracks from slip and takes the catch to end the dream. Still, what an innings from Best. A memorable display

TL Best c Strauss b Onions 95 (138m 112b 14x4 1x6) SR: 84.82

West Indies 426/10   D Ramdin 107* (183b 9x4)   G Onions 29.3-7-88-4
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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 16.10-16.20, Close 18.30

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