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

0.1

Taylor to Strauss, 1 wide, a tame bouncer -78mph - to kick things off but too short and it's called a wide

0.1

Taylor to Strauss, no run, wide, Strauss leaves it and it reaches Ramdin on the second bounce

0.2

Taylor to Strauss, no run, 81mph and right on target, Strauss back to defend straight back to the bowler

0.3

Taylor to Strauss, 1 run, leg-side half volley, neatly clipped down to long leg

0.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, slanted across the left-hand batsman but far too wide

0.5

Taylor to Cook, no run, and wide again, this time Ramdin has to scramble low to his left to gather the ball which barely carries to him

0.6

Taylor to Cook, 1 run, swinging into Cook, he turns round the corner on the leg side, looking a bit cramped for room as he does so

England 3/0   JE Taylor 1-0-3-0

2.1

Taylor to Strauss, no run, short of a length, it kicked and hit Strauss on the gloves as he went back to defend

2.2

Taylor to Strauss, OUT, pitched up, Strauss plays round a straight ball and that looks out even before the umpire starts lifting his finger

AJ Strauss lbw b Taylor 6 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

2.3

Taylor to Vaughan, no run, pushed into the leg side off his hips

2.4

Taylor to Vaughan, no run, a peach, short, just outside off and it lifted leaving Vaughan prodding at thin air

2.5

Taylor to Vaughan, (no ball) FOUR, a streaky way to get off the mark ... he shaped to leave it but was late and the ball hit bat and flew along the ground wide of third slip

2.5

Taylor to Vaughan, no run, short and down the leg side at 81.3mph

2.6

Taylor to Vaughan, 1 no ball, fast and wide but he overstepped by some way

2.6

Taylor to Vaughan, no run, steered into the gully

England 19/1   JE Taylor 2-0-9-1

4.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, good start to the over, Cook defends into the off side but the angle there was spot on, slanted across him and forcing him to play it

4.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, a little wider and fuller, Cook reaches for that and pushes to short extra cover

4.3

Taylor to Cook, no run, this time it's too wide, but Cook still plays a limp swish which fortunately for him gets nowhere near it

4.4

Taylor to Cook, FOUR, too full, Cook leans into the drive and caresses the ball through the covers

4.5

Taylor to Cook, no run, Taylor perseveres with the same line, which is the right one to the left-hand batsman, but Cook leaves

4.6

Taylor to Cook, 3 runs, driven through mid-on where there is a big gap. That looked as if the intention was to hit it much straighter on the off

England 31/1   JE Taylor 3-0-16-1

6.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, clipped off middle and leg to square leg

6.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, good judgment, Cook lifts his bat high above his head and lets it pass outside off

6.3

Taylor to Cook, FOUR, leg-stump line again, and overpitched, Cook times and places the ball sweetly and it races through midwicket

6.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, very wide, Cook leaves

6.5

Taylor to Cook, no run, slightly slower ball, Cook waits and pushes to extra cover

6.6

Taylor to Cook, no run, turned square and he ends up clumsily squirting the ball into the covers. Even he looks surprised and a tad embarrassed by his shot

England 40/1   JE Taylor 4-0-20-1

8.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, slanted across Cook at 84mph but it started too wide and got wider

8.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, better line, Cook back, stands tall and drops the ball a few yards into the off

8.3

Taylor to Cook, no run, Cook back to block

8.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, swinging down the leg side, Cook shimmies inside the line to leave

8.5

Taylor to Cook, 2 runs, full toss turned low off the bat into the on side, long leg has to scamper 20 yards to his right to field

8.6

Taylor to Cook, FOUR, super shot, too full outside off, Cook leans into it and creams the ball between extra cover and mid-off. Much purring around the ground

England 56/1   JE Taylor 5-0-26-1

11.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, fullish, Cook defends back to Taylor

11.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, full again, flicked to mid-on

11.3

Taylor to Cook, no run, half volley driven straight but not enough force to beat mid-off

11.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, left alone as it was a couple of feet outside off stump

11.5

Taylor to Cook, no run, driven from wide of the stumps, well stopped with a full-length dive by extra cover

11.6

Taylor to Cook, FOUR, lovely clip off his legs square on the on side, no way can Collymore get round from long leg

England 69/1   JE Taylor 6-0-30-1

13.1

Taylor to Cook, FOUR, ah, neatly timed - a beautiful clip off his toes. It was a leg-stump half-volley, mind, but he simply leant on it and timed it through midwicket

13.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, too wide this time, Cook ignores it

13.3

Taylor to Cook, no run, a fierce carve outside off, with no regard for, well, anything. Missing the ball completely, beaten by the swing

13.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, nudged to mid-on, and what a nudge it was too - played back past the bowler with a straight blade

13.5

Taylor to Cook, 1 run, calmly pushed out to the off side and they scamper through for a single

13.6

Taylor to Vaughan, no run, a big appeal as Vaughan comes forward, but he gets a bit of bat on that

England 75/1   JE Taylor 7-0-35-1

48.1

Taylor to Collingwood, 1 no ball, and he starts with a no-ball. It's endemic

48.1

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood switches off his miner's torch and punches this to cover, riding the bounce and playing it off the tips of his toes

48.2

Taylor to Collingwood, 1 bye, a filthy delivery down the leg side, barely hitting the cut strip

48.3

Taylor to Bell, 1 run, drops this to leg and they set off for a single, Taylor skips across to field - and Collingwood would've been way, way out of his ground had the big winner hit the stumps. But he missed

48.4

Taylor to Collingwood, 1 run, a casual pull around the corner

48.5

Taylor to Bell, no run, defended off the back foot

48.6

Taylor to Bell, no run, a textbook off-drive to mid-off but without power or placement

England 160/4   JE Taylor 8-0-38-1

50.1

Taylor to Bell, no run, that's a good line and length, left alone by Bell who watches it sail by

50.2

Taylor to Bell, no run, he loses his line here, Taylor, but Bell can't capitalise as the ball wobbles off his pads

50.3

Taylor to Bell, 1 run, Bell connects with a leg-side drifter this time, nudging it down to fine-leg

50.4

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, punched neatly off the back foot. A defensive push

50.5

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, defended back to the bowler

50.6

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, very late and prodigious swing there, Collingwood ignores it

England 161/4   JE Taylor 9-0-39-1

52.1

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, a poor, wasteful delivery well wide of the off stump

52.2

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, a touch straighter, drifting away from the right hander who leaves alone

52.3

Taylor to Collingwood, OUT, an inswinger, Collingwood shuffles across his stumps but is rapped straight in front. A raucous appeal...and he's given him. The ball did look to be shaping down the leg side, but replays indicate leg stump would've been flattened

PD Collingwood lbw b Taylor 10 (72m 43b 2x4 0x6) SR: 23.25

52.4

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

52.5

Taylor to Bell, no run, spearing into Bell's pads who, rather tentatively, pushes it to leg

52.6

Taylor to Bell, no run, superbly bowled, Taylor. A nasty bouncer, spitting up at Bell off a length who fended it off his gloves.

England 167/5   JE Taylor 10-0-40-2

54.1

Taylor to Bell, no run, down the corridor, zooming away from the batsman, who leaves with ease

54.2

Taylor to Bell, no run, left alone down the channel

54.3

Taylor to Bell, no run, starts on leg, swings back towards middle, but is dinked off the hips just in front of square

54.4

Taylor to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

54.5

Taylor to Bell, no run, driven to mid-off

54.6

Taylor to Bell, no run, driven off the back foot to the covers

England 167/5   JE Taylor 11-1-40-2

56.1

Taylor to Bell, no run, outside off, driven off the back foot into the covers

56.2

Taylor to Bell, no run, pushed up there, dug out with a defensive drive to mid-off

56.3

Taylor to Bell, no run, defended forward

56.4

Taylor to Bell, no run, Bell looks to be positive now, but the ball's too full for him to do anything but defend forward

56.5

Taylor to Bell, no run, strides forward, tries to drive to cover, but squeezes the ball into the on-side

56.6

Taylor to Bell, 2 runs, strands tall and drives through mid-on, but Collymore could have done better - diving over the ball to allow the second

England 177/5   JE Taylor 12-1-42-2

58.1

Taylor to Bell, no run, bouncer, ducked under

58.2

Taylor to Bell, no run, right up there, driven to mid-off

58.3

Taylor to Bell, 1 run, driven to cover off the back foot, for a quick single

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   JE Taylor 13-1-43-2

82.1

Taylor to Bell, 1 wide, far too short and swinging towards slips as well ... almost a double wide

82.1

Taylor to Bell, 1 run, very wide again, Bell reaches and smacks the ball to the sweeper

82.2

Taylor to Plunkett, no run, left alone outside off stump

82.3

Taylor to Plunkett, no run, again Plunkett happy to leave it alone

82.4

Taylor to Plunkett, no run, steered from the crease to gully

82.5

Taylor to Plunkett, no run, back and into line, and once more the ball scurries to gully

82.6

Taylor to Plunkett, FOUR, a long hop, asking to be hit and Plunkett obliges, pulling it between mid-on and midwicket

England 280/6   JE Taylor 14-1-49-2

84.1

Taylor to Bell, no run, poor start, always heading down the leg side

84.2

Taylor to Bell, 1 run, pulled round to long leg

84.3

Taylor to Harmison, 1 leg bye, Harmison shapes to pull, gets a thin edge and a thwacked in the ribs as the ball goes into the leg side

84.4

Taylor to Bell, 1 leg bye, off the pads and into the leg side

84.5

Taylor to Harmison, no run, attempted yorker but actually a full toss, down the leg side as well, Ramdin across to make a good stop as the ball bounces not that far in front of him

84.6

Taylor to Harmison, 2 runs, another full toss as he tries for the yorker, Harmison swishes to Edwards at long leg who makes a real mess of a simple pick up, that allows the batsmen to come back for the second and means Bell is on strike

England 290/7   JE Taylor 15-1-52-2

86.1

Taylor to Harmison, no run, very wide outside off stump, Harmison barely moves

86.2

Taylor to Harmison, no run, yorker-length outside off stump, Harmison leans into it and overbalances as he tries to prod it into the covers

86.3

Taylor to Harmison, no run, driven off the edge to point, again it swung and that's why it found the edge

86.4

Taylor to Harmison, no run, Harmison turns his head to a bouncer rather than duck and takes another one on the helmet

86.5

Taylor to Harmison, 3 runs, overpitched, driven down the ground and Harmison lumbers back for a third rather puffily

86.6

Taylor to Bell, 4 byes, booming outswinger that pitches a yard beyond the crease and takes off over the despairing Ramdin

England 303/7   JE Taylor 16-1-55-2

88.1

Taylor to Bell, no run, another outswinger that started wide and got wider

88.2

Taylor to Bell, no run, driven into the pitch, it loops high into the off side and there's a moment of confusion as Bell starts off for a single before checking

88.3

Taylor to Bell, 1 run, very wide and full, cracked to the man at deep cover

88.4

Taylor to Harmison, 3 runs, too full, chipped over midwicket, an eight-iron more than a driver, and it pulls up a yard inside the rope despite the crowd urging the ball on

88.5

Taylor to Bell, no run, Bell back and leaves

88.6

Taylor to Bell, no run, same line, Bell starts to nibble but thinks better of it and lets it pass

England 313/7   JE Taylor 17-1-59-2

90.1

Taylor to Harmison, 3 runs, no footwork, driven in the air through gully

90.2

Taylor to Bell, 2 runs, flicked neatly off his toes to log leg

90.3

Taylor to Bell, no run, firm drive, well stopped by shortish extra cover to his right

90.4

Taylor to Bell, no run, short, a decent bouncer which forces Bell to think twice before jerking his head out of the line of fire

90.5

Taylor to Bell, 1 run, not quite as short and Bell pulls with conviction to deep square leg

90.6

Taylor to Harmison, no run, slower ball, nips back off the seam and strikes Harmison high on the thigh pad

England 320/7   JE Taylor 18-1-65-2

92.1

Taylor to Bell, no run, full, confidently driven to mid-off

92.2

Taylor to Bell, no run, speared down the leg side, Bell flicks his hips inside the line

92.3

Taylor to Bell, no run, Bell plays from the crease, steering the ball into the gully area

92.4

Taylor to Bell, 1 run, swinging half volley, driven to mid-off who has dropped back a few yards to give the single

92.5

Taylor to Harmison, no run, a foot outside off, no hint of movement, Harmison back and leaves

92.6

Taylor to Harmison, no run, on off stump, played with an open face into the covers

England 323/7   JE Taylor 19-1-66-2

94.1

Taylor to Bell, no run, zips back and Bell does well to keep it out

94.2

Taylor to Bell, no run, full, driven hard back at Taylor who does well to stoop in his follow-through to field

94.3

Taylor to Bell, no run, short of a length and down the leg side

94.4

Taylor to Bell, no run, driven straight on the leg side and mid-on round to cut it off

94.5

Taylor to Bell, 1 run, flicked into the leg side to the man in the deep

94.6

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

England 325/8   JE Taylor 20-1-67-2
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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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