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

10.1

Collymore to Cook, no run, loosener outside off, driven to cover and Cook looks accusingly at the toe of his bat

10.2

Collymore to Cook, no run, on leg stump, turned to midwicket

10.3

Collymore to Cook, no run, wobbly down the leg side, the ball almost apologises for not reaching the keeper

10.4

Collymore to Cook, no run, blocked and again Cook looks tetchily at the bat - the replacement one - and it might be about to be jettisoned as well

10.5

Collymore to Cook, no run, defend into the off

10.6

Collymore to Cook, 1 run, turned down to long leg

England 65/1   CD Collymore 1-0-1-0

12.1

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, but it's well wide, swinging wider still of Vaughan who wisely, cautiously leaves it alone. Not that he'd have reached it if he wanted to

12.2

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, a much better line here, on off stump and forcing Vaughan forward who, with soft hands, defends

12.3

Collymore to Vaughan, 1 no ball, a touch shorter this time, Vaughan guides it neatly off the face of the bat to gully - to his right in fact, and he dives expertly

12.3

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, punched off the back foot. No great movement this time for the bowler

12.4

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, wide enough for Vaughan to leave alone, but a good length and it receives hearty, throaty applause from the slips

12.5

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, and he goes for an expansive smite outside off to a wide delivery - down on one knee, and he threw the kitchen and its sink at it. Missed it by miles

12.6

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, left alone this time, wisely

England 70/1   CD Collymore 2-0-2-0

14.1

Collymore to Cook, no run, firmly defended on the front foot

14.2

Collymore to Cook, no run, ooh well left - left on length as much as anything, the swing bending the ball past him at the last moment

14.3

Collymore to Cook, no run, excellent defensive technique from Cook, standing tall on the back foot and defending with the straightest of bats

14.4

Collymore to Cook, no run, slightly slower there, Cook is forward and pushing it out to the off side

14.5

Collymore to Cook, no run, a touch outside off stump, Cook again calmly pushes it to mid-off without any great power or intent

14.6

Collymore to Cook, no run, and it's wide enough to be left alone, which is exactly what Cook does

England 75/1   CD Collymore 3-1-2-0

16.1

Collymore to Cook, no run, too wide - it is simply too wide of the off stump. Cook will leave those alone all day (no, he really will)

16.2

Collymore to Cook, no run, and again, too wide, Cook shoulders arms

16.3

Collymore to Cook, no run, again, too wide

16.4

Collymore to Cook, no run, much better line and length, drawing Cook into a defensive, the ball cutting back into him and it's defended

16.5

Collymore to Cook, no run, better line, Cook pushes out to cover

16.6

Collymore to Cook, no run, tries to drive this through the off side but can't time it, the bat twisting in his hands and it bobbles meekly back to the bowler

England 79/1   CD Collymore 4-2-2-0

18.1

Collymore to Cook, no run, ooh he's trapped on the crease here, a big appeal for lbw but it's turned down. Just didn't do quite enough

18.2

Collymore to Cook, 1 run, an inside edge this time, Cook not coming forward enough

18.3

Collymore to Vaughan, 3 runs, pushed through midwicket

18.4

Collymore to Cook, no run, slightly wider of the crease, it's left alone

18.5

Collymore to Cook, no run, fantastic ball which had everything. Just outside off and Cook hides his bat, but it spits up on him at the last moment.

England 87/1   CD Collymore 4.5-2-6-0

20.1

Collymore to Cook, 1 run, pushed to midwicket

20.2

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, outside off, Vaughan tries to drive but can't time it

20.3

Collymore to Vaughan, 1 run, pushed out to cover

20.4

Collymore to Cook, no run, Cook is forward, driving this straight to cover. No great power or conviction in that stroke

20.5

Collymore to Cook, no run, excellent ball cutting back into the left-hander who defends

20.6

Collymore to Cook, no run, oof that's a good one, though Cook leaves it alone on leg

England 89/1   CD Collymore 6-2-8-0

22.1

Collymore to Cook, 1 run, on leg stump, Cook picks it off his hip to midwicket

22.2

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, too wide of the off stump, Vaughan leaves it well alone

22.3

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, nicely bowled, a much better length this time and Vaughan inside-edges into his boot

22.4

Collymore to Vaughan, 1 run, but a good ball is followed by a poor one, a leg-side drifter. And to make matters worse, square leg is dosing and they steal a single. The fielding has been severely depressing all morning

22.5

Collymore to Cook, no run, punched to mid-on

22.6

Collymore to Cook, 2 runs, better delivery on off stump but Cook just closes the face and it zoots down to fine leg

England 93/1   CD Collymore 7-2-12-0

29.1

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, slinks down the corridor; an easy leave

29.2

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, pushed up there this time, Vaughan defends into the covers

29.3

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, on the money, defended forward and there's a loud "No!"

29.4

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, more of the same, Vaughan holding his pose after striding down to defend

29.5

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

29.6

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, more defending, again on the front foot. A maiden

England 113/1   CD Collymore 8-3-12-0

31.1

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, defended forward

31.2

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, a touch of width, Vaughan hits through the line to cover, but doesn't time the ball and it goes to cover

31.3

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, driven to cover

31.4

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, left alone outside off this time

31.5

Collymore to Vaughan, no run, defended forward this time

31.6

Collymore to Vaughan, OUT, great ball, nipping back in at Vaughan from just outside off. Full-length delivery, Vaughan plays down the wrong line and the ball takes off-and-middle stumps

MP Vaughan b Collymore 41 (123m 99b 6x4 0x6) SR: 41.41

England 117/2   CD Collymore 9-4-12-1

33.1

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, shuffles over towards off his first instinct is to have a dab as the ball sails down the corridor, but he instantly pulls out of the shot

33.2

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, on the button, Pietersen defends, killing the ball - even so there's a call of "No!", just to clarify, presumably, that hari-kiri isn't on the cards

33.3

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, defends forward

33.4

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, defended into the covers

33.5

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, a touch of late swing away there, Pietersen already leaving the ball by the time it curved away

33.6

Collymore to Pietersen, FOUR, outside off, Pietersen reaches out with a wristy cover drive

England 121/2   CD Collymore 10-4-16-1

35.1

Collymore to Cook, no run, driven into midwicket

35.2

Collymore to Cook, no run, squeezed into midwicket from outside off, the ball fuller than expected, so Cook adjusting his shot

35.3

Collymore to Cook, no run, swing in the air, back into the left hander - the ball pitches outside off and straightens. Cook leaves it

35.4

Collymore to Cook, 1 no ball, overstepping there - must be his furious pace (he's bowling at around 75mph)

35.4

Collymore to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

35.5

Collymore to Cook, no run, on the spot again, left

35.6

Collymore to Cook, no run, wayward this time - started too wide and continued going

England 123/2   CD Collymore 11-4-17-1

37.1

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, outside off, but a good length, Pietersen drives simply to mid-off. Lest there be any confusion, there's a clear call of "Wait!"

37.2

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, outside off, controlled down into the gully

37.3

Collymore to Pietersen, 2 runs, worked into the covers off the back foot and an overthrow allows some fairy-stepping back for two

37.4

Collymore to Pietersen, 2 runs, on leg, tucked in front of midwicket, driving right along the ground

37.5

Collymore to Pietersen, no run, defended towards mid-on

37.6

Collymore to Pietersen, OUT, attempted bouncer - and gets the reward! Pietersen's eyes lit up, and couldn't control the hook which slips down deep square leg's throat, Bravo holding on without alarm

KP Pietersen c Bravo b Collymore 9 (24m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

England 132/3   CD Collymore 12-4-21-2

39.1

Collymore to Collingwood, no run, bouncer, dealt with via the medium of the ducking manoeuvre

39.2

Collymore to Collingwood, no run, on off, Collingwood comes forward to drive to mid-on

39.3

Collymore to Collingwood, no run, on off, a touch of wobble in at Collingwood who defends down

39.4

Collymore to Collingwood, no run, outside off, left alone

39.5

Collymore to Collingwood, no run, straight, squared up, but got some bat on it

39.6

Collymore to Collingwood, no run, left alone, straight

England 132/3   CD Collymore 13-5-21-2

59.1

Collymore to Bell, no run, 72mph delivery outside off, poked off the back foot to cover

59.2

Collymore to Bell, no run, probing delivery, on off, defended forward

59.3

Collymore to Bell, no run, outside off, defended forward again

59.4

Collymore to Bell, no run, on middle, got over and touched to midwicket on the front foot

59.5

Collymore to Bell, FOUR, short, wide, rubbish and Bell leans into a well-struck cut through point

59.6

Collymore to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

England 182/5   CD Collymore 14-5-25-2

61.1

Collymore to Bell, no run, slower delivery, not very well disguised, but still on a good length, Bell drives to cover

61.2

Collymore to Bell, FOUR, overpitched there, a half-volley even, driven back past the bowler with good timing

61.3

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

61.4

Collymore to Bell, no run, outside off, allowing the ball to veer away

61.5

Collymore to Bell, no run, dragged down a touch but Bell missed out, driving to cover

61.6

Collymore to Bell, no run, on middle-and-leg, worked to short midwicket

England 196/5   CD Collymore 15-5-29-2

63.1

Collymore to Bell, no run, outside off, left alone

63.2

Collymore to Bell, no run, on off, defended forward

63.3

Collymore to Bell, 1 run, on middle-and-off, worked in front of midwicket

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   CD Collymore 16-5-30-2

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   CD Collymore 17-5-31-2

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

67.6

Collymore to Bell, FOUR, outside off, cut with sweet timing behind point

England 223/5   CD Collymore 18-5-38-2

69.1

Collymore to Bell, no run, far more sedate stuff, a gentle delivery gently push into the off side

69.2

Collymore to Bell, no run, very correct defence, elbow bent and all that, 74mph

69.3

Collymore to Bell, no run, dead batted to mid-on and a rasping shout of "no" in case anyone was in any doubt

69.4

Collymore to Bell, no run, driven defensively off the back foot into the off side

69.5

Collymore to Bell, FOUR, crisp, straight drive inches to the right of the stumps, threaded between them and mid-on ... a delay in the applause as it was so easy and well timed that the spectators didn't realise that the ball was speeding to the rope

69.6

Collymore to Bell, 1 run, misfield at midwicket allows the single

England 231/5   CD Collymore 19-5-43-2

71.1

Collymore to Bell, no run, Bell goes back and punches the ball to extra cover

71.2

Collymore to Bell, no run, flicked with little power to midwicket

71.3

Collymore to Bell, no run, very correct, very straight defensive prod

71.4

Collymore to Bell, no run, a genuine edge but Bell did steer it down a little and at Collymore's pace that was never going to carry to the only slip

71.5

Collymore to Bell, no run, Bell gets a bit tangled as he defends that

71.6

Collymore to Bell, 1 run, firm drive, Morton makes a good diving stop at extra cover saving three runs and getting his whites dirty

England 238/5   CD Collymore 20-5-44-2

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

96.4

Collymore to Bell, 1 run, Bell works the ball from off stump to midwicket and ambles a single

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   CD Collymore 21-5-46-2

98.1

Collymore to Bell, 1 run, on off stump, Bell prods this out to the off side and is quick out of the traps. Sidebottom is less quick, no doubt weighed down by the tonnage of hair on his head, but he makes his ground in time

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   CD Collymore 22-5-47-2

100.1

Collymore to Bell, no run, short and wide, Bell tries to cut - but it was hardly the most convincing of strokes. A weak waft outside off

100.2

Collymore to Bell, no run, a cracker; a leg-cudder, as Richie Benaud would say, leaving Bell at the very last moment

100.3

Collymore to Bell, no run, the wrong line but Bell can't make anything of it, prodding it to leg

100.4

Collymore to Bell, OUT, a superb delivery, another leg-cutter from Collymore and again he finds nasty bounce. Bell was drawn into a defensive poke on the back foot, but it jagged away markedly off the seam to take the edge and Ramdin snaffles an easy chance

IR Bell c †Ramdin b Collymore 97 (292m 191b 14x4 0x6) SR: 50.78

100.5

Collymore to Panesar, 1 bye, miles wide outside off, swinging away further still and Ramdin was very late on it

100.6

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

England 342/9   CD Collymore 23-5-50-3

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

102.2

Collymore to Panesar, no run, too short, easily evaded

102.3

Collymore to Panesar, no run, again too short, Monty is quick to duck...and holds the pose for the bowler, as if to say "I'll do this all day"

102.4

Collymore to Panesar, no run, a better length this time, Monty coming forward and prodding it out to cover. He wants a run...and gets halfway down the pitch before realising his mistake

102.5

Collymore to Panesar, 1 wide, a vast wide, rightly wided - and Ramdin does very well, flinging himself in front of first slip to prevent it running down to the boundary

102.5

Collymore to Panesar, no run, defended on the back foot

102.6

Collymore to Panesar, no run, cut to point

England 351/9   CD Collymore 24-5-52-3

104.1

Collymore to Panesar, no run, ooh, very close, just nibbling away from the left-hander's wafty poke

104.2

Collymore to Panesar, 2 runs, a touch of swing away from Monty here but he places it neatly to mid-off's right and steals a single

104.3

Collymore to Panesar, FOUR, and again, Monty's on the pull, cracking this over midwicket for four

104.4

Collymore to Panesar, no run, a bouncer this time, Monty ducks beneath it with all the ease of a No.6

104.5

Collymore to Panesar, no run, a swing and a miss this time

104.6

Collymore to Panesar, 2 runs, nudged off his hip, the West Indies fielders are snoozing at square leg and they pick up two

England 369/9   CD Collymore 25-5-60-3
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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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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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