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

93.3

Edwards to Sidebottom, no run, outside off and Sidebottom leaves it

93.4

Edwards to Sidebottom, no run, same again, outside off and left

93.5

Edwards to Sidebottom, no run, wide, this one keeps low and Ramdin has his work cut out to stop it

93.6

Edwards to Sidebottom, no run, short, too short to worry the batsman

England 324/8   RJ Sidebottom 0* (4b)

94.6

Taylor to Sidebottom, no run, decent line and length, met with a straight bat

England 325/8   RJ Sidebottom 0* (5b)

96.1

Collymore to Sidebottom, no run, wide, no swing, 73mph and Sidebottom watches it pass unmolested

96.2

Collymore to Sidebottom, no run, same line and length, albeit slower

96.3

Collymore to Sidebottom, 1 run, Sidebottom flicks off his hips to long leg for his first run in Test cricket since 2001

96.5

Collymore to Sidebottom, no run, pushed along the ground to gully

96.6

Collymore to Sidebottom, no run, slanted across the left-hander and he thrusts his bat to the heavens as the ball passes

England 335/8   RJ Sidebottom 1* (10b)

97.5

Bravo to Sidebottom, no run, blocked, no heroics called for with his partner in the nineties

97.6

Bravo to Sidebottom, no run, more solid defence, all very correct and reassuring for Bell

England 336/8   RJ Sidebottom 1* (12b)

98.2

Collymore to Sidebottom, no run, too wide to bother Sidebottom who, on the front foot, watches this wider delivery pass by

98.3

Collymore to Sidebottom, no run, that's a good line there, attacking Sidebottom's middle stump, in a manner of speaking, and it's firmly blocked out

98.4

Collymore to Sidebottom, no run, on off stump this time, Sidebottom is back and across and defending off the back foot

98.5

Collymore to Sidebottom, no run, prodigious bounce for Collymore here. That rose off a length like a trampoline, but Sidebottom played it calmly enough, swaying out of its way

98.6

Collymore to Sidebottom, no run, too short and wide, a gift for any batsman...especially a tailender. Left alone with ease

England 337/8   RJ Sidebottom 1* (17b)

99.2

Bravo to Sidebottom, no run, ooh just short of the first of the two gullys. Outside his off stump, Sidebottom cut and connected with it well...the ball landing inches short of the man at the first gully

99.3

Bravo to Sidebottom, no run, short, rising onto Sidebottom - and that's a good bouncer from Bravo, Sidebottom attempts an ambitious hook but can't connect

99.4

Bravo to Sidebottom, no run, a waste of a delivery, despite Bravo's excitement, down the leg side. In fact it sounded as though it struck Sidebottom on the shoulder which probably explains Bravo's yelp

99.5

Bravo to Sidebottom, no run, much better - there's the length from Bravo. Now he just needs to sort out his line, as this was a little too wide of the off stump

99.6

Bravo to Sidebottom, no run, the inswinger and Bravo yelps another strangled (albeit delayed) appeal. Excellent delivery, but Sidebottom got an inside edge

England 338/8   RJ Sidebottom 1* (22b)

100.6

Collymore to Sidebottom, 3 runs, shot, Sidebottom - a neat, elegant drive through the off side

England 342/9   RJ Sidebottom 4* (23b)

101.1

Bravo to Sidebottom, 1 run, dropped! well, well, well. That was absolutely dreadful. A bouncer which Sidebottom tried to hook, but could only sky it to Jerome Taylor at cover who was never in a position to take the catch. Bravo is spitting nails out there

101.5

Bravo to Sidebottom, FOUR, Sidebottom is hook-happy at the moment. Bravo dropped it in short once more and Sidebottom went for an almighty heave, again skying it - but this time over the wicketkeeper's head

101.6

Bravo to Sidebottom, 1 leg bye, a slower delivery on a better length which bobbles off Sidebottom's pads

England 349/9   RJ Sidebottom 9* (26b 1x4)

102.1

Collymore to Sidebottom, 1 run, and that's come right off the....er, bottom of the bat. He got himself into a good position, carving it off the back foot with Caribbean gusto, but there was absolutely no timing

England 350/9   RJ Sidebottom 10* (27b 1x4)

103.1

Bravo to Sidebottom, no run, cracked back to the bowler who fields it on his follow through, and shadows a throw down at the stumps

103.2

Bravo to Sidebottom, FOUR, shot! Sidebottom finally connects with a hook for the third time, smacking it in front of square for four

103.3

Bravo to Sidebottom, 1 run, pushed out to cover

England 356/9   RJ Sidebottom 15* (30b 2x4)

105.1

Edwards to Sidebottom, 1 no ball, seriously quick - 76mph apparently, which is clearly absolute nonsense. Sidebottom tried to pull it but was beaten for pace, rapped on the pads

105.1

Edwards to Sidebottom, OUT, gone. Full and swinging into Sidebottom who was simply beaten for pace - his leg-stump flattened

RJ Sidebottom b Edwards 15 (58m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 46.87

England 370/10   RJ Sidebottom 15 (32b 2x4)
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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
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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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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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