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

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

England 7/0   AN Cook 5* (6b 1x4)   FH Edwards 0.3-0-4-0

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

England 18/1   MP Vaughan 4* (3b 1x4)   JE Taylor 1.4-0-8-1

3.1

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

England 23/1   AN Cook 10* (9b 2x4)   FH Edwards 1.1-0-14-0

4.4

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

England 28/1   AN Cook 14* (14b 3x4)   JE Taylor 2.4-0-13-1

6.3

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

England 40/1   AN Cook 21* (24b 4x4)   JE Taylor 3.3-0-20-1

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

England 50/1   MP Vaughan 12* (18b 2x4)   FH Edwards 3.5-1-24-0

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   AN Cook 27* (33b 5x4)   JE Taylor 5-0-26-1

9.4

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

England 62/1   MP Vaughan 16* (23b 3x4)   FH Edwards 4.4-1-28-0

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   AN Cook 32* (45b 6x4)   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

England 74/1   AN Cook 36* (46b 7x4)   JE Taylor 6.1-0-34-1

23.5

Bravo to Vaughan, FOUR, ah an excellent ball, causing a false stroke from Vaughan for once who edged it...the ball falling short of first and second slips, neither of whom are able to stop it

England 97/1   MP Vaughan 30* (65b 4x4)   DJ Bravo 4.5-2-11-0

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

England 102/1   MP Vaughan 34* (68b 5x4)   DJG Sammy 0.3-0-5-0

25.2

Bravo to Vaughan, FOUR, a superb stroke from Vaughan, a bottom-handed whip wide of mid-on. He was well onto the front foot, making it into a half volley and whipping it to leg

England 107/1   MP Vaughan 39* (73b 6x4)   DJ Bravo 5.2-2-15-0

27.3

Bravo to Cook, FOUR, calmly prodded, punched, past point - and such is the timing it'll go for four. Nothing more than a defensive poke

England 112/1   AN Cook 51* (81b 8x4)   DJ Bravo 6.3-2-20-0

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)

England 117/1   AN Cook 55* (88b 9x4)   DJG Sammy 3.3-1-11-0

33.6

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

England 121/2   KP Pietersen 4* (6b 1x4)   CD Collymore 10-4-16-1

36.3

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

England 128/2   AN Cook 60* (109b 10x4)   DJG Sammy 6.3-2-17-0

41.2

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

England 136/4   PD Collingwood 4* (8b 1x4)   FH Edwards 5.2-1-34-0

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

England 143/4   IR Bell 4* (15b 1x4)   FH Edwards 7.1-1-41-0

46.3

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

England 150/4   PD Collingwood 9* (24b 2x4)   DJG Sammy 11.3-6-21-1

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

England 156/4   IR Bell 10* (28b 2x4)   FH Edwards 8.5-1-50-0

51.1

Bravo to Bell, FOUR, magnificent stroke, sheer class, easing it through extra cover with the minimum of fuss.

England 165/4   IR Bell 16* (36b 3x4)   DJ Bravo 7.1-2-24-0

55.4

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, Prior's excited by that width outside off, throwing his hands into a drive, but it doesn't go through cover, rather through point

England 171/5   MJ Prior 5* (11b 1x4)   DJ Bravo 9.4-3-29-0

55.5

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, pushed off the back foot through mid-on. Pure timing

England 175/5   MJ Prior 9* (12b 2x4)   DJ Bravo 9.5-3-33-0

59.5

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

England 182/5   IR Bell 23* (63b 4x4)   CD Collymore 13.5-5-25-2

60.1

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, outside off, half-volley, driven through cover

England 186/5   MJ Prior 13* (23b 3x4)   DJ Bravo 11.1-4-37-0

60.6

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, driven well through the gap at extra cover and just to say beats the chasing fielder

England 192/5   MJ Prior 19* (28b 4x4)   DJ Bravo 12-4-43-0

61.2

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

England 196/5   IR Bell 27* (66b 5x4)   CD Collymore 14.2-5-29-2

62.6

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, reaches out and somehow steers the ball behind the two gullies and in front of the slips

England 200/5   MJ Prior 23* (34b 5x4)   DJ Bravo 13-4-47-0

64.5

Bravo to Bell, FOUR, outside off, climbs into a short one with a cut in front of point

England 205/5   IR Bell 32* (78b 6x4)   DJ Bravo 13.5-4-51-0

66.5

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

England 216/5   IR Bell 39* (84b 7x4)   FH Edwards 10.5-2-60-0

67.6

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

England 223/5   IR Bell 43* (86b 8x4)   CD Collymore 18-5-38-2

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

England 230/5   IR Bell 48* (94b 9x4)   CD Collymore 18.5-5-42-2

70.4

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

England 236/5   IR Bell 53* (99b 10x4)   FH Edwards 12.4-2-68-0

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

England 244/5   IR Bell 60* (119b 11x4)   DJG Sammy 13.3-7-25-1

75.1

Bravo to Bell, FOUR, sweetly steered wide of the slip, very fine. It wasn't that wide, but Bell squeezed it from close to him and there's a big gap down there

England 251/5   IR Bell 65* (121b 12x4)   DJ Bravo 15.1-4-57-0

75.6

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, another bouncer, and at 75mph that's a high-risk strategy. Prior waits and hooks that behind square between deep midwicket and long leg

England 258/5   MJ Prior 35* (61b 6x4)   DJ Bravo 16-4-64-0

77.3

Bravo to Prior, FOUR, too short - not a bouncer - outside off and Prior goes back and larrups that behind square on the off. The man sweeping had no chance of getting round

England 264/5   MJ Prior 40* (65b 7x4)   DJ Bravo 16.3-4-68-0

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   LE Plunkett 9* (22b 1x4)   JE Taylor 14-1-49-2

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

England 285/6   LE Plunkett 13* (24b 2x4)   FH Edwards 13.3-2-74-0

87.1

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

England 307/7   SJ Harmison 9* (11b 1x4)   FH Edwards 15.1-2-79-1

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

England 329/8   IR Bell 89* (178b 13x4)   FH Edwards 19.4-2-89-2

95.6

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

England 333/8   IR Bell 93* (180b 14x4)   FH Edwards 20-2-93-2

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

England 348/9   RJ Sidebottom 9* (25b 1x4)   DJ Bravo 21.5-4-84-1

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

England 355/9   RJ Sidebottom 14* (29b 2x4)   DJ Bravo 22.2-4-88-1

103.5

Bravo to Panesar, FOUR, and he's absolutely nailed this through the covers. Far too wide, Monty latches onto it and laces it front of square for four

England 360/9   MS Panesar 5* (11b 1x4)   DJ Bravo 22.5-4-93-1

104.3

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

England 367/9   MS Panesar 12* (15b 2x4)   CD Collymore 24.3-5-58-3
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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
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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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