West Indies tour of England and Ireland, 3rd Test: England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 7-11, 2007
England won by 60 runs
7,8,9,10,11 June 2007 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
1.1

Edwards to Cook, no run, slinging waist-high full toss at 91mph, turned to midwicket. That woke Cook up

1.2

Edwards to Cook, no run, short and down the leg side. Fidel's radar needs recalibrating

1.3

Edwards to Cook, FOUR, full toss outside off stump, steered just behind square on the off, not hit simply guided and the pace of the delivery did the rest

1.4

Edwards to Cook, 1 run, plopped into the off side and a well-run single as cover raced in

1.5

Edwards to Strauss, 5 runs, turned to square leg and another sharp single called, Taylor picks up and hurls at the bowler's end - Strauss was safe - and it beats Ganga who was backing up and races to the boundary

1.6

Edwards to Cook, no run, very short down the leg side, Cook shapes to hook but his heart's not in it

England 13/0   FH Edwards 1-0-10-0
3.1

Edwards to Cook, FOUR, short, Cook on it ever so quickly and he hammers it through midwicket with power

3.2

Edwards to Cook, 1 leg bye, raucous appeal as it thuds into Cook's pads and races down to long leg, but going down the leg side

3.3

Edwards to Vaughan, no run, half forward and pushed to backward point

3.4

Edwards to Vaughan, no run, left alone, but again it bounces more than expected

3.5

Edwards to Vaughan, no run, very short - 89mph - Vaughan ducks and Ramdin leaps to take it high above his head

3.6

Edwards to Vaughan, no run, a yard outside off stump, Vaughan barely moves

England 24/1   FH Edwards 2-0-14-0
5.1

Edwards to Cook, no run, down the leg, Cook falls over as he swishes, he gets nowhere near it and Ramdin has to fall on his knees to gather it

5.2

Edwards to Cook, 4 byes, another one fired in down the leg side but this time the bounce takes it past batsman and evades Ramdin's one-handed leap to his right. It's byes but the keeper had no chance

5.3

Edwards to Cook, no run, short, outside off, Cook misses with an attempted pull

5.4

Edwards to Cook, no run, too wide to cause trouble but he's generating real pace ... 90mph again

5.5

Edwards to Cook, 1 bye, another leg-side bouncer, Ramdin gets hands to it but can only parry the ball and he has to race off to regather it

5.6

Edwards to Vaughan, no run, wide and Vaughan not interested

England 36/1   FH Edwards 3-1-14-0
7.1

Edwards to Vaughan, 2 runs, Vaughan uses the pace of the ball to steer that wide of gully

7.2

Edwards to Vaughan, 1 no ball, outside off and he overstepped as well

7.2

Edwards to Vaughan, no run, that's the spot ....swinging away from Vaughan who plays and misses

7.3

Edwards to Vaughan, no run, a much better bouncer, a yard or so fuller than his other ones and Vaughan has to jerk his head back to avoid decapitation

7.4

Edwards to Vaughan, no run, a slightly tentative push into the covers

7.5

Edwards to Vaughan, (no ball) 2 runs, slightly too full, Vaughan clips it into the on side

7.5

Edwards to Vaughan, FOUR, for the second time the ball hits Vaughan's bat as he tries to pull out of an attempted hook, this time it flies high over the slips

7.6

Edwards to Vaughan, no run, fired in at 90.2mph, Vaughan jumpily defends

England 50/1   FH Edwards 4-1-24-0
9.1

Edwards to Vaughan, no run, firm drive to mid-off

9.2

Edwards to Vaughan, no run, left alone with a flourish of the bat high above his head

9.3

Edwards to Vaughan, 2 leg byes, turned fine off the pads past Ramdin who is left groping at air, Taylor races round and makes a super one-handed pick-up on the run just inside the rope

9.4

Edwards to Vaughan, FOUR, sweet textbook cover drive, lovely placement

9.5

Edwards to Vaughan, 2 runs, Edwards once more drifts to leg, Vaughan flicks it off his legs to Taylor in the deep

9.6

Edwards to Vaughan, no run, another bouncer that's way too short. Maximum effort for minimum return

England 64/1   FH Edwards 5-1-30-0
41.1

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, defended forward

41.2

Edwards to Collingwood, FOUR, Collingwood off the mark, steering backward of point

41.3

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, on leg and rising, Collingwood fends down, one-handed, the ball skewing round behind square

41.4

Edwards to Bell, no run, left alone down the channel, Bell kneeling and swaying away

41.5

Edwards to Bell, no run, on off, Bell defends on his back foot

41.6

Edwards to Bell, no run, slung well down the channel at 87.7mph, but easily left

England 137/4   FH Edwards 6-1-35-0
43.1

Edwards to Bell, no run, nasty - that was quick, short and straight, rising up onto Bell who defends it off his chest

43.2

Edwards to Bell, no run, quick - 89mph - but it's well played from Bell, swaying out of the way like an elastic limbo dancer

43.3

Edwards to Bell, 1 no ball, a touch fuller this time, drawing Bell forward who drives to mid-off

43.3

Edwards to Bell, no run, too short, easily left alone by the right hander

43.4

Edwards to Bell, no run, punched off the back foot to cover. A good line here - and just a touch of drift away from the right hander

43.5

Edwards to Bell, no run, another short one but it's massively short - a Ronnie Corbett if you will - and also down the leg side

43.6

Edwards to Bell, no run, forward comes Bell, driving to mid-off but without timing

England 138/4   FH Edwards 7-1-36-0
45.1

Edwards to Bell, no run, quick and full, very well bowled - spearing into his off stump, Bell digs it out

45.2

Edwards to Bell, (no ball) FOUR, another very sharp delivery just outside off stump which Bell guides down to third man, shuffling to leg as he does so. Not altogether convincing

45.2

Edwards to Bell, 1 no ball, terrific line and length here but once again he has no-balled

45.2

Edwards to Bell, no run, rising onto the batsman who with the straightest of blades blocks it out, dropping the ball down by his toes

45.3

Edwards to Bell, no run, very quick, very well bowled, almost flattening the batsman but he ducked beneath it to avoid decapitation

45.4

Edwards to Bell, no run, too wide to bother Bell who sways his head out of the way

45.5

Edwards to Bell, no run, firmly and solidly crunched back to the bowler off the back foot - right up on his toes

45.6

Edwards to Bell, 2 runs, but he loses his line here, Bell whipping it through leg and stealing two

England 146/4   FH Edwards 8-1-44-0
47.1

Edwards to Bell, no run, on off stump, Bell watchfully comes forward to defend

47.2

Edwards to Bell, no run, short of a length, Bell punches it to cover but there's no timing, intent or anything

47.3

Edwards to Bell, no run, angling into the batsman before swinging away at the last moment, it's cautiously blocked out

47.4

Edwards to Bell, 1 no ball, again too short really and it's firmly defended

47.4

Edwards to Bell, no run, very short but well directed, Bell shaping to play before evading it at the last moment

47.5

Edwards to Bell, no run, a little wider here, but with the angle (around the wicket) it is comfortably left alone by Bell

47.6

Edwards to Bell, (no ball) FOUR, class. For once it was a driveable length and Bell leant on it, creaming it through extra cover quite beautifully

47.6

Edwards to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

England 156/4   FH Edwards 9-1-50-0
49.1

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, an 87mph bouncer which actually appeared to be a lot faster, such was the mess Collingwood nearly got himself into, evading it at the last moment

49.2

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, vicious - very, very nasty indeed making Collingwood jump all over the place. Rising up onto his chest, Collingwood fended it down to the off side expertly, but that was a seriously sharp delivery

49.3

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, slapped on the front foot to cover

49.4

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, too short this time and he ducks underneath with ease

49.5

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, ooh, Collingwood's jumping around like a cat on a hot tin roof, fending this just short of Ganga at short-leg

49.6

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, another fearsome delivery. Short and dead straight, Collingwood took his eye off it and fended it off with a couple of knuckles. Nasty and exciting; this is what we want

England 160/4   FH Edwards 10-2-50-0
66.1

Edwards to Bell, (no ball) 2 runs, overstepped and on leg, too, worked away behind square

66.1

Edwards to Bell, 1 no ball, defended forward - a huge overstep again

66.1

Edwards to Bell, 1 run, and that really is a ball, Bell driving to mid-on

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

66.4

Edwards to Bell, no run, straight, defended down

66.5

Edwards to Bell, FOUR, outside off, rising and well played with the up-and-over gully off the back foot - firmly struck

66.6

Edwards to Bell, no run, shot for none, driven to mid-on and picked up easily

England 216/5   FH Edwards 11-2-60-0
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

68.4

Edwards to Bell, no run, speared through Bell's half-hearted prod, a beseeching appeal from Edwards but it was going down the leg side

68.5

Edwards to Bell, no run, Bell stands tall and punches that square on the off, straight to deepish point

68.6

Edwards to Bell, 1 run, short outside off stump, Bell swats at it more than hooks and the ball loops behind square on the leg side, falling well short of the man racing in from long leg

England 226/5   FH Edwards 12-2-63-0
70.1

Edwards to Bell, no run, Bell two-thirds forward, a stifled appeal from Edwards as there was an audible edge into his front pad

70.2

Edwards to Bell, no run, blocked into the pitch, the ball loops over Edwards in his follow through, but mid-off round to mop up

70.3

Edwards to Bell, no run, pushed into the off side

70.4

Edwards to Bell, 1 wide, banged in, Bell stands and watches it pass overhead much as you would a fly-by by the Red Arrows, and Ramdin drops it and it's a wide as well. Good cricket ...

70.4

Edwards to Bell, FOUR, Bell goes back and threads the ball between slips and gully

70.5

Edwards to Bell, 1 run, checked block into the leg side, Bell takes the pace off the ball and places it wide enough of mid-on to allow them to take an easy run

70.6

Edwards to Prior, no run, defended with ease

England 237/5   FH Edwards 13-2-69-0
83.1

Edwards to Bell, 1 run, swinging away, Bell cracks that confidently to deep cover

83.2

Edwards to Plunkett, no run, fired in on target, Plunkett back to defend

83.3

Edwards to Plunkett, FOUR, short, Plunkett back, it's too big for him to keep down and he gets away with it as the ball flies past second slip

83.4

Edwards to Plunkett, no run, super bouncer, on target and Plunkett totters back as he manages to avoid the ball hitting either his gloves or skull

83.5

Edwards to Plunkett, OUT, super one-two ... the bouncer softened him up and Edwards follows with a good-length delivery which swings as well, Plunkett, heading ever-so-slightly towards square leg, is beaten all ends up and the ball hits the middle stump two-thirds up and sends it flying

LE Plunkett b Edwards 13 (28m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

83.6

Edwards to Harmison, no run, dug in, Harmison ducks and just about gets out of harm's way

England 285/7   FH Edwards 14-2-74-1
85.1

Edwards to Bell, 1 run, pushed into the off side, fractionally behind square, and no protecting Harmison from the new ball as Bell runs the single

85.2

Edwards to Harmison, 1 leg bye, short, Harmison turns his head rather than ducks and the ball scores a direct hit and flies through the slips

85.3

Edwards to Bell, 4 byes, way too short, not good bowling at all, and Ramdin has no chance as the ball flies over his head

85.4

Edwards to Bell, no run, Bell back and blocks

85.5

Edwards to Bell, no run, short again, Bell leaves

85.6

Edwards to Bell, no run, straight and at chest height, Bell back to defend

England 296/7   FH Edwards 15-2-75-1
87.1

Edwards to Harmison, FOUR, decent start, swinging away, little foot movement, angled inches wide of a diving second slip

87.2

Edwards to Harmison, no run, another good-length awayswinger which Harmison pokes suspiciously at and misses

87.3

Edwards to Harmison, no run, short, Harmison turns his head but no metallic thunk this time as the ball keeps its line and goes through to the keeper

87.4

Edwards to Harmison, no run, another direct hit, this time on Harmison's chest as he opts to do a Brain Close rather than hook

87.5

Edwards to Harmison, 2 runs, worked round the corner from chest-height, he turns his head and shut his eyes as he plays it but it works and stays on the ground

87.6

Edwards to Harmison, no run, outside off and left alone

England 309/7   FH Edwards 16-2-81-1
89.1

Edwards to Harmison, no run, slung across Harmison who swipes but gets nowhere near it

89.2

Edwards to Harmison, no run, banged in, Harmison takes evasive action, all a bit hurried, and Ramdin just about gets his gloves to it high above his head

89.3

Edwards to Harmison, 1 run, full and 91.5mph, Harmison seemed to be expecting a bouncer and was stepping away but still gets it through midwicket

89.4

Edwards to Bell, no run, best ball so far, swinging away and close enough that Bell has to play, and misses

89.5

Edwards to Bell, no run, Bell back , angles the ball into the ground and into second slip's bread basket

89.6

Edwards to Bell, no run, short, Bell, much more conventional than his partner, drops to his haunches as the ball passes

England 314/7   FH Edwards 17-2-82-1
91.1

Edwards to Bell, 1 run, he has to reach for the drive, steered behind square on the off

91.2

Edwards to Harmison, no run, short, wide enough for Harmison to leave

91.3

Edwards to Harmison, no run, horrible ... a beamer at waist height which must have sniffed the bails as it went through. Harmison never picked that up ... it was legal ... but only just and it wouldn't have been for the old Lancashire favourite Harry Pilling

91.4

Edwards to Harmison, no run, yet another bouncer

91.5

Edwards to Harmison, no run, fuller and Harmison right into line and plays into the leg side

91.6

Edwards to Harmison, 1 no ball, that's the line and length, outside off and swinging away which Harmison is always likely to swish at ... shame about the overstepping

91.6

Edwards to Harmison, no run, another swing and a miss outside off

England 322/7   FH Edwards 18-2-84-1
93.1

Edwards to Bell, 1 run, placed between cover and backward point

93.2

Edwards to Harmison, OUT, yet another bouncer and this time it works, Harmison tries to get out of the way but it hits his gloves and gives Ramdin a simple catch. Bowden's decision is made easier as Harmison starts walking before hesitating and looking at the umpire

SJ Harmison c †Ramdin b Edwards 18 (48m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.06

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   FH Edwards 19-2-85-2
95.1

Edwards to Bell, no run, Bell back and into line to defend a straight one

95.2

Edwards to Bell, no run, blocked, he opens the face as he plays the ball and gully fields

95.3

Edwards to Bell, no run, angled into Bell who gets cramped, the ball shoots off the pads to second slip and there's a loud appeal from the bowler for one or both of caught or leg-before ...Bowden not interested on either count

95.4

Edwards to Bell, FOUR, Edwards gives him width and Bell angles the ball quite deliberately down and past second slip ...no third man so four all the way

95.5

Edwards to Bell, no run, outstanding take the a leg-side bouncer that cleared bell by about four feet and kept going

95.6

Edwards to Bell, FOUR, too full and Bell drives firmly between the bowler and mid-on

England 333/8   FH Edwards 20-2-93-2
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   FH Edwards 20.1-2-94-3
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