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

24.1

Sammy to Cook, 1 run, this climbs up on Cook who rocks back and nudges it off his leg

24.2

Sammy to Vaughan, no run, Vaughan carves it and times it magnificently but straight to point. Too short and wide from Sammy

24.3

Sammy to Vaughan, FOUR, dreadful delivery I'm afraid. Maybe a touch of nerves, but it was far too short and wide and he pulled it through midwicket for four

24.4

Sammy to Vaughan, no run, ooh and he's gone again, absolutely smiting this...but straight to square leg

24.5

Sammy to Vaughan, no run, a better line this time, outside off, Vaughan ignores it

24.6

Sammy to Vaughan, 1 run, clunked to mid-on

England 103/1   DJG Sammy 1-0-6-0

26.1

Sammy to Vaughan, no run, beautifully driven by Vaughan, driving "on the walk" but Sammy fields it well in his follow-through

26.2

Sammy to Vaughan, no run, better from Sammy, attacking Vaughan's off stump and it's firmly defended

26.3

Sammy to Vaughan, no run, ever so slightly wider, but again a good length. Vaughan, with an eye to lunch, blocks it out solidly

26.4

Sammy to Vaughan, no run, guided on the front to point

26.5

Sammy to Vaughan, no run, wider of the off stump, Vaughan shuffles across and guides it to cover off the back foot

26.6

Sammy to Vaughan, no run, and it's pushed out to cover to end the over

England 108/1   DJG Sammy 2-1-6-0

28.1

Sammy to Vaughan, no run, good delivery on the button first up, Vaughan defends over

28.2

Sammy to Vaughan, no run, left alone down the channel

28.3

Sammy to Vaughan, no run, ugly shot, but great ball - just down the channel at thigh height and Vaughan cross-bats over it, just failing to get the under edge

28.4

Sammy to Vaughan, no run, more orthdox defensive this time - ie he hit it

28.5

Sammy to Vaughan, 1 run, on leg, tucked tidily

28.6

Sammy to Cook, no run, stays over the wicket to the left hander, pushes across him, but Cook stands tall and defends without fuss down off the back foot

England 113/1   DJG Sammy 3-1-7-0

30.1

Sammy to Cook, no run, driven into the covers without much power

30.2

Sammy to Cook, no run, across the left hander again and defended on the back foot this time

30.3

Sammy to Cook, FOUR, far too much width - Cook leans out and into that forceful cover drive, hardly setting off as he beats the fielder (well, the ball does)

30.4

Sammy to Cook, no run, defended on the front foot

30.5

Sammy to Cook, no run, good delivery - past the outside edge and veering well away towards the keeper off the seam. Looked like an off-cutter, but it wasn't

30.6

Sammy to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

England 117/1   DJG Sammy 4-1-11-0

32.1

Sammy to Cook, no run, defended forward

32.2

Sammy to Cook, no run, left alone outside off - a good leave as it happens, the ball threatening to kiss the edge

32.3

Sammy to Cook, no run, comes forward to defend, and does so

32.4

Sammy to Cook, no run, across the left hander, who strides into a forward defensive shot

32.5

Sammy to Cook, no run, good length, Cook can only defend into the covers

32.6

Sammy to Cook, no run, pitches on middle-and-off, Cook adjusts his front foot to the line of the ball, and defends solidly

England 117/2   DJG Sammy 5-2-11-0

34.1

Sammy to Cook, no run, across Cook who defends forward

34.2

Sammy to Cook, no run, Cookie is lucky there - looks to pull from outside off and lobs the bowler with a leading edge. Unintentional, but gets away with it

34.3

Sammy to Cook, 1 run, dink (off the back foot) and run, good cricket

34.4

Sammy to Pietersen, no run, walks forward to move the ball from just outside off into the midwicket - the ball dangling in the air for a while, but there's nobody close enough

34.5

Sammy to Pietersen, no run, fuller delivery, dug out around the ankles with a drive into the covers

34.6

Sammy to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside off

England 122/2   DJG Sammy 6-2-12-0

36.1

Sammy to Pietersen, 1 run, quick single into the off side

36.2

Sammy to Cook, no run, outside off, defended to the covers

36.3

Sammy to Cook, FOUR, width outside off, too short, Cook rockets that through midwicket with a very strong, controlled pull

36.4

Sammy to Cook, no run, short again, but straight, allowing Cook no room or option but to defend down

36.5

Sammy to Cook, no run, outside off this time, Cook drives to the man at mid-off

36.6

Sammy to Cook, no run, on leg, Cook looks to turn that but a leading edge squirts up, safely, into the off-side

England 128/2   DJG Sammy 7-2-17-0

38.1

Sammy to Cook, no run, defended forward

38.2

Sammy to Cook, no run, left alone outside off this time

38.3

Sammy to Cook, no run, outside off, rising, Cook stodges down with an awkward back foot defensive

38.4

Sammy to Cook, no run, across him, a touch of width, but a good length. Cook just pokes down into the covers

38.5

Sammy to Cook, no run, outside off, testing delivery, but just about left alone

38.6

Sammy to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

England 132/3   DJG Sammy 8-3-17-0

40.1

Sammy to Cook, no run, defended on the front foot

40.2

Sammy to Cook, no run, defended again

40.3

Sammy to Cook, OUT, oh, cut down behind point - did it carry to Bravo? Yes, it did, just. Sammy has his first Test wicket

AN Cook c Bravo b Sammy 60 (171m 121b 10x4 0x6) SR: 49.58

40.4

Sammy to Bell, no run, And, yes, I jinxed Cook. Nevermind. Bell to the crease now

40.5

Sammy to Bell, no run, left alone outside off, swinging way away, easy leave

40.6

Sammy to Bell, no run, more swing, but again well away from the right hander

England 132/4   DJG Sammy 9-4-17-1

42.1

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, ooh a nice bit of drift away from Collingwood here who pokes and misses. A needless poke, really; he should've left that alone

42.2

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, wider still of the off stump and swinging further away from Collingwood who this time ignores it

42.3

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, shuffling across his crease, Collingwood plants his front foot down and grows a drive to mid-off

42.4

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, pushed out to mid-off

42.5

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

42.6

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, and he leaves this outside the off stump

England 137/4   DJG Sammy 10-5-17-1

44.1

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off

44.2

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, short enough to cut, but he finds point

44.3

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, very well bowled, cutting this one back into Collingwood who is forced to hurry his defensive stroke

44.4

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, firmly defended on the back foot once again. Some encouraging movement back into Collingwood here

44.5

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, and that one held its line, Collingwood crabbing across his crease and clunkily hitting it back to the bowler

44.6

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, a very ugly smite across the line which yields him nothing

England 138/4   DJG Sammy 11-6-17-1

46.1

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, a nothing sort of delivery, short, and down the leg side

46.2

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, that's much better - fuller, drawing him into a defensive and it's blocked out

46.3

Sammy to Collingwood, FOUR, much too short from Sammy, Collingwood rocks back and pulls it in front of square. Fine stroke

46.4

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, swinging into Collingwood who smudges it back to the bowler

46.5

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, steps across his stumps, blocking it out

46.6

Sammy to Collingwood, no run, and it's defended to gully to end the over

England 150/4   DJG Sammy 12-6-21-1

72.1

Sammy to Bell, no run, very slow outside off, left alone

72.2

Sammy to Bell, no run, defended

72.3

Sammy to Bell, no run, a hint of movement off the seam into the right hander, blocked

72.4

Sammy to Bell, no run, full toss, patted to mid-off

72.5

Sammy to Bell, no run, on off stump, defended ...73mph

72.6

Sammy to Bell, no run, very wide, Bell has to stretch to reach it with the toe of the bat and the ball bobbles into the off side

England 238/5   DJG Sammy 13-7-21-1

74.1

Sammy to Bell, no run, solid and safe defence

74.2

Sammy to Bell, no run, very correct forward defensive

74.3

Sammy to Bell, FOUR, loopy outside off and Bell thumps it to the left of a diving mid-on ...that was just what that deserved

74.4

Sammy to Bell, 1 run, lovely cover drive, almost on one knee. That too deserved four but the man is out in the deep

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   DJG Sammy 14-7-28-1

76.1

Sammy to Bell, no run, a big stride and defensively prodded to extra cover

76.2

Sammy to Bell, no run, driven, Ganga makes a good stop diving to his left at extra cover

76.3

Sammy to Bell, 1 run, overpitched, driven between extra cover and cover to the man sweeping out on the boundary

76.4

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

76.5

Sammy to Bell, no run, Bell goes back and defends straight down the pitch

76.6

Sammy to Bell, no run, defended to short extra cover with a cry of "nooooooo" rather than the more usual "no"

76.7

Sammy to Bell, no run, defended into the off side

England 260/5   DJG Sammy 15-7-30-1

78.1

Sammy to Plunkett, no run, patted into the off side

78.2

Sammy to Plunkett, no run, back and across to block

78.3

Sammy to Plunkett, no run, left alone

78.4

Sammy to Plunkett, no run, pitched up, Plunkett into line

78.5

Sammy to Plunkett, 1 run, jagged back into Plunkett and he gets cramped as he goes back, a thick inside edge bobbles into the leg side

78.6

Sammy to Bell, no run, checked drive to short extra cover

England 267/6   DJG Sammy 16-7-31-1

80.1

Sammy to Bell, no run, leg-stump line, flicked to midwicket

80.2

Sammy to Bell, no run, angled into him, he goes half forward to defend

80.3

Sammy to Bell, no run, much more movement off the seam, Bell equals to it, into line and defends

80.4

Sammy to Bell, 1 run, pushed into the leg side for a quick single, the throw hits the stumps at the bowler's end as Bell passes and deflects past the men backing up, but Bell has run too far to come back for the overthrow

80.5

Sammy to Plunkett, no run, Plunkett not looking to do anything too heroic

80.6

Sammy to Plunkett, no run, back and punched to point

England 270/6   DJG Sammy 17-7-32-1
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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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Photos

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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