West Indies tour of England and Ireland, 2007 / Commentary

The Wisden Trophy - 1st Test

England v West Indies

Match drawn

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28.4

Powell to Pietersen, 1 run, ooh and he's nearly bowled first ball, climbing into a full toss but inside edging it into his designer boots, but he's off the mark immediately

England 104/2   KP Pietersen 1* (1b)

29.1

Collymore to Pietersen, no run

29.2

Collymore to Pietersen, FOUR, whipped through midwicket. Don't bowl there. In fact, it wasn't a whip, it was neatly timed and picked off his legs

29.3

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front foot and Collymore gives him the stare. The crowd love it and boo their approval

29.4

Collymore to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, ooh half a shout as Pietersen is rapped on the pad, but they steal a run

England 109/2   KP Pietersen 5* (5b 1x4)

30.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, short of a length and rising onto Pietersen who drops his hands and refuses to play at it

30.2

Powell to Pietersen, FOUR, shot! Deliciously driven on the up, opening the face at the last moment to send it past extra cover. Beautifully timed

30.3

Powell to Pietersen, 1 run, prodded off the back foot to cover, just dropping it down and he sets off like the lunatic he is; the bowler makes good ground, does well to swoop but Pietersen is home quite comfortably

30.6

Powell to Pietersen, FOUR, magnificent stroke. What power. It was pretty full, fairly wide, but Pietersen just climbed into it and fairly smacked it through cover. No need to move

England 125/2   KP Pietersen 14* (9b 3x4)

31.2

Bravo to Pietersen, 3 runs, ah, that's a sublime stroke which deserved more. A punch off the back foot, nothing more, but it was beautifully timed

England 129/2   KP Pietersen 17* (10b 3x4)

32.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, a wobbler outside off - touch of swing away from Pietersen who comes forward, massively, before shouldering arms

32.2

Powell to Pietersen, no run, with a high front elbow Pietersen punches it off the back foot, but can't time it

32.3

Powell to Pietersen, no run, well wide of the off stump, Pietersen leaves it alone extravagantly. If indeed that's possible.

32.4

Powell to Pietersen, no run, edged but short. Just short of first slip. A fine piece of bowling to induce a thin edge from Pietersen, but the slips are just a little too deep

32.5

Powell to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside off

32.6

Powell to Pietersen, FOUR, hammered, he has absolutely laced that through the covers. It was only a fraction too full - nothing more than a couple of inches, but such is Pietersen's stride, he was over the top of it and driving it with huge power

England 135/2   KP Pietersen 21* (16b 4x4)

34.1

Powell to Pietersen, 1 run, stroked to cover

34.5

Powell to Pietersen, no run, very full and Pietersen charges down the pitch - strides, not charges - and hammers it straight back to the bowler. Ominous power

34.6

Powell to Pietersen, no run, but he shoulders arms outside off

England 143/2   KP Pietersen 22* (19b 4x4)

36.6

Powell to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside off; rising on Pietersen

England 145/2   KP Pietersen 22* (20b 4x4)

38.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, firm drive on the up, straight but mid-off able to get round with ease

38.2

Powell to Pietersen, no run, outside off and Pietersen leaves rather like a man who is trying to do a 180-degree swivel without moving his legs

38.3

Powell to Pietersen, no run, pushed into the covers

38.4

Powell to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen starts to off drive but converts that with a wristy flourish into a leave

38.5

Powell to Pietersen, no run, guided late off the back foot to gully, well stopped sprawling to his left

38.6

Powell to Pietersen, no run, Harmisonesque, and Pietersen leaves it well alone

England 151/2   KP Pietersen 22* (26b 4x4)

39.2

Bravo to Pietersen, no run, a peach, Pietersen prods and the ball seams past the outside edge

39.3

Bravo to Pietersen, 2 runs, wide, Pietersen down on one knee to drive, half stopped by a diving extra cover, saved two as that was racing to the ropes

39.4

Bravo to Pietersen, no run, pushed towards mid-on, he thought about the quick single but Bravo was across swiftly

39.5

Bravo to Pietersen, 1 run, driven square on the off with a late opening of the face. There's a man out in the deep saving the four

England 156/2   KP Pietersen 25* (30b 4x4)

40.1

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, good start, a tad short but on target at 77.6mph, Pietersen back to block

40.2

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen misses it - he was on the walk at the time - and Ramdhin drops the ball rather sloppily

40.3

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, flamboyant off drive, not timed, trickles back to the bowler

40.4

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, good line and length, Pietersen blocks

40.5

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, just short of a length, the ball zips away, and up the Lord's slope, but Pietersen had already decided to pull out of the stroke

40.6

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, another good delivery to end the over, Pietersen did not have to play it but it made him think

England 156/2   KP Pietersen 25* (36b 4x4)

42.1

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, straight and blocked

42.2

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, uncharacteristically limp poke from Pietersen which he misses

42.3

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, outside off, the ball almost drawn to the new man in the close cordon, and Pietersen lunges forward balletically and leaves

42.4

Collymore to Pietersen, 1 run, half-hearted shout as a fuller ball hits Pietersen's pad via a thin inside edge and plops into the leg side

England 157/2   KP Pietersen 26* (40b 4x4)

44.1

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, slinks that one down the channel, Pietersen leaves it and then hops around just loosening himself up

44.2

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, down the channel again and that's left alone

44.3

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen, ever the eager labrador, bounds down the track and then just left it

44.4

Collymore to Pietersen, OUT, gone and Collymore strikes! The bowler had Pietersen feeling for that one, who drove on the up to Smith at extra cover, straight into the midriff and the fielder juggled it twice, before holding on

KP Pietersen c Smith b Collymore 26 (77m 44b 4x4 0x6) SR: 59.09

England 162/3   KP Pietersen 26 (44b 4x4)
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Series Results
England v West Indies at Chester-le-Street - Jun 15-19, 2007
England won by 7 wickets
England v West Indies at Manchester - Jun 7-11, 2007
England won by 60 runs
England v West Indies at Leeds - May 25-28, 2007
England won by an innings and 283 runs
England v West Indies at Lord's - May 17-21, 2007
Match drawn
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Jul 16, 2007

Alastair Cook of England cuts a ball from Dwayne Bravo to the boundary during the fourth day of the first npower test match between England and the West Indies at Lord's cricket ground on May 20, 2007 in London, England

Alastair Cook plays the cut

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May 21, 2007

Chris Gayle swings one around the corner, England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, May 21, 2007

Chris Gayle swings one around the corner

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