West Indies tour of England and Ireland, 2007 / Commentary

The Wisden Trophy - 3rd Test

England v West Indies

England won by 60 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

52.4

Taylor to Prior, 1 run, but he's off the mark immediately, nudging this attempted yorker wide of mid-on

England 167/5   MJ Prior 1* (1b)

53.1

Bravo to Prior, no run, more awayswing for Bravo here, though a little too wide of the off stump

53.2

Bravo to Prior, no run, good ball, right in the channel and Prior leaves it alone. No great swing this time

53.3

Bravo to Prior, no run, and that's a nice delivery again from Bravo, gently bending away from Prior who, very wisely, completely ignores it

53.4

Bravo to Prior, no run, but a touch fuller, Prior drives cleanly to mid-off

53.5

Bravo to Prior, no run, well bowled! Very, very close to finding Prior's outside edge, the right-hander going for an expansive drive and missing it completely

53.6

Bravo to Prior, no run, on off stump, Prior nudges to leg

England 167/5   MJ Prior 1* (7b)

55.1

Bravo to Prior, no run, fired in flat, just outside off, Prior defending down with a smothering bat

55.2

Bravo to Prior, no run, shouldered arms to one which flew down the channel, hovering and curving away

55.3

Bravo to Prior, no run, on middle-and-off, more away swing, Prior trapping the ball down under his bat

55.4

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, Prior's excited by that width outside off, throwing his hands into a drive, but it doesn't go through cover, rather through point

55.5

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, pushed off the back foot through mid-on. Pure timing

55.6

Bravo to Prior, no run, on middle, Prior looks to turn the ball into midwicket, but it's a better length than he was expecting

England 175/5   MJ Prior 9* (13b 2x4)

57.1

Bravo to Prior, no run, plants on a good length, Prior defends forward

57.2

Bravo to Prior, no run, a smidgen of room outside off, Prior drives square, not entirely deliberately

57.3

Bravo to Prior, no run, a fullish delivery dug towards mid-off

57.4

Bravo to Prior, no run, straight, a touch short, and defended down off the back foot

57.5

Bravo to Prior, no run, full and defended on the front foot

57.6

Bravo to Prior, no run, squared up by one which nips back, gets some bat on it, but not convincingly

England 177/5   MJ Prior 9* (19b 2x4)

58.4

Taylor to Prior, no run, defended down off the back foot into short midwicket

58.5

Taylor to Prior, no run, bouncer, ducked under

58.6

Taylor to Prior, no run, full length delivery, defended forward

England 178/5   MJ Prior 9* (22b 2x4)

60.1

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, outside off, half-volley, driven through cover

60.2

Bravo to Prior, 2 runs, swing in the air but the direction is wrong - too wide outside leg, so even though the ball drifts back onto leg, it's worked in front of square

60.3

Bravo to Prior, no run, outside off, Prior looks to drive to the covers

60.4

Bravo to Prior, no run, outside off, full, driven to short mid-off on the up

60.5

Bravo to Prior, no run, defended off the back foot to gully

60.6

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, driven well through the gap at extra cover and just to say beats the chasing fielder

England 192/5   MJ Prior 19* (28b 4x4)

62.1

Bravo to Prior, no run, outside off, worked into the covers

62.2

Bravo to Prior, no run, nipped back in outside off, worked off the back foot to gully

62.3

Bravo to Prior, no run, straight, short, defended down

62.4

Bravo to Prior, no run, defended on the front foot

62.5

Bravo to Prior, no run, defended down on the back foot this time, just for variety

62.6

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, reaches out and somehow steers the ball behind the two gullies and in front of the slips

England 200/5   MJ Prior 23* (34b 5x4)

63.4

Collymore to Prior, no run, left alone outside off

63.5

Collymore to Prior, no run, on middle, some swing in the air, defended forward

63.6

Collymore to Prior, no run, driven to the covers

England 201/5   MJ Prior 23* (37b 5x4)

65.1

Collymore to Prior, no run, outside off, swing away, left alone

65.2

Collymore to Prior, no run, defended forward

65.3

Collymore to Prior, no run, up there, defended on the back foot

65.4

Collymore to Prior, 1 no ball, overstepped, pushed up there, defended forward

65.4

Collymore to Prior, no run, up there, again, and defended, again

65.5

Collymore to Prior, no run, outside off, defended on the back foot

65.6

Collymore to Prior, no run, good line and length, on off, and defended on the front foot

England 206/5   MJ Prior 23* (44b 5x4)

66.2

Edwards to Prior, no run, climbed a bit, defended off the back foot into the gully

66.3

Edwards to Prior, 1 run, cheeky single, dropped down and very quick indeed

England 212/5   MJ Prior 24* (46b 5x4)

67.1

Collymore to Prior, no run, defended on the back foot this time

67.2

Collymore to Prior, no run, more back-foot defence, an inside edge on to the pad

67.3

Collymore to Prior, no run, nearly got through, but just keeps it out with another inside edge

67.4

Collymore to Prior, no run, driven to cover

67.5

Collymore to Prior, 3 runs, on leg, swished behind square right out inside the boundary

England 219/5   MJ Prior 27* (51b 5x4)

68.1

Edwards to Prior, no run, quenched. Edwards fires in his first ball right on target, Prior into line to block

68.2

Edwards to Prior, 1 no ball, down the leg side and he oversteps again ...his tenth no-ball of the day

68.2

Edwards to Prior, no run, Prior climbs on to his toes as he defends on the back foot

68.3

Edwards to Prior, 1 run, Prior fends the ball from chest height into the on side

England 225/5   MJ Prior 28* (55b 5x4)

70.6

Edwards to Prior, no run, defended with ease

England 237/5   MJ Prior 28* (56b 5x4)

73.1

Bravo to Prior, 1 run, driven with a flourish through the covers, there's a man in the deep to give the bowler additional protection and so only a single

73.6

Bravo to Prior, no run, Prior walks down the pitch and plays a Pietersenesque swish into the on side but fails to beat midwicket

England 240/5   MJ Prior 29* (58b 5x4)

74.5

Sammy to Prior, no run, defended into the covers

74.6

Sammy to Prior, 2 runs, dropped ... driven hard back to the left of Collymore who sticks out a hand and gets his fingers to the ball but can't hold on ... salt in the wound as he deflects it past mid-off and so there's runs as well

England 247/5   MJ Prior 31* (60b 5x4)

75.6

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, another bouncer, and at 75mph that's a high-risk strategy. Prior waits and hooks that behind square between deep midwicket and long leg

England 258/5   MJ Prior 35* (61b 6x4)

76.4

Sammy to Prior, 1 run, Prior repeats the shot, slightly more flowery for the photographers, but the same end result

England 260/5   MJ Prior 36* (62b 6x4)

77.1

Bravo to Prior, no run, dug in and Prior gets in a tangle ...he was going to block, decided to duck, and the ball clipped his shoulder as it passed

77.2

Bravo to Prior, no run, another short one, this time Prior moves ever so slightly back to allow it to pass

77.3

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, too short - not a bouncer - outside off and Prior goes back and larrups that behind square on the off. The man sweeping had no chance of getting round

77.4

Bravo to Prior, OUT, dug in for a third time in four, Prior goes to pull but doesn't get on top of it and the ball arcs right into the hands of Morton 10 or 15 yards inside the midwicket boundary. That was shorter and wider than the other ones and of them all, that was the one to leave ...

MJ Prior c Morton b Bravo 40 (116m 66b 7x4 0x6) SR: 60.60

England 264/6   MJ Prior 40 (66b 7x4)
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England won by 7 wickets
England v West Indies at Manchester - Jun 7-11, 2007
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Match drawn
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Jun 11, 2007

Monty Panesar makes an unsuccessful appeal, England v West Indies, 3rd Test, Old Trafford, June 11, 2007

Monty Panesar makes an unsuccessful appeal

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Jun 11, 2007

Monty's flying purpose - Panesar celebrates removing Corey Collymore to seal the series,  England v West Indies, 3rd Test, Old Trafford, June 11, 2007

Monty's flying purpose - Panesar celebrates removing Corey Collymore to seal the series

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