West Indies tour of England and Ireland, 2007 / Commentary

The Wisden Trophy - 4th Test

England v West Indies

England won by 7 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

46.3

Harmison to Samuels, no run, well bowled. In the channel, Samuels fishes at it but misses

46.4

Harmison to Samuels, no run, beaten for pace here I think as Samuels tries to nudge it to leg but it bobbles off his pad

46.5

Harmison to Samuels, no run, wild and woolly, like a rebellious sheep on the mountain, down the leg side

46.6

Harmison to Samuels, 1 run, punched on the front foot to cover to get off the mark

West Indies 145/5   MN Samuels 1* (4b)

47.1

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, left alone outside off, Prior whips off the bails...and then shouts "how was that?"

47.2

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, ooh very well bowled indeed, swinging away from Samuels who shuffles across to defend

47.3

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, beautifully bowled! A little tempter outside the off stump, Samuels goes for the drive but is beaten

47.4

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, firmly defended this time, head right over the ball

47.5

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, a bit of a leg-side drifter here which Samuels can't do anything with

47.6

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, very good ball to end the over, Samuels pushing it out to cover

West Indies 145/5   MN Samuels 1* (10b)

49.1

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, another cracking delivery from Hoggard whose length this morning has been absolutely spot on. Almost a fast leg-break here, Samuels defending it cautiously

49.2

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, more swing for Hoggard, but more cautious defence from the batsman

49.3

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, Samuels comes confidently forward, defending it out to cover

49.4

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, what a cracker! That's a corker, drawing Samuels forward who is beaten by the swing

49.5

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, pushed back to the bowler

49.6

Hoggard to Samuels, 1 run, but he loses his line here and Samuels is quick to nudge it to leg

West Indies 154/5   MN Samuels 2* (16b)

50.1

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, and immediately finds some swing into the right-hander who is rapped on the gloves

50.2

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, down the leg side this time though

50.3

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, that's a good one on off stump, Samuels is confidently forward blocking it out

50.4

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, nudged to leg, but Sidebottom prevents the single

50.5

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, swinging into his pads, Samuels blocks it out

50.6

Sidebottom to Samuels, FOUR, Sidebottom angles this across Samuels who cuts it down to third man for a couple. Oh, in fact he'll get four as Strauss dives much too early, the ball beating him to the boundary

West Indies 158/5   MN Samuels 6* (22b 1x4)

51.2

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, calmly punched out to cover

51.3

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, ooh very well bowled Hoggard, Samuels is squared up here and splices it to point

51.4

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, more away-swing for Hoggard. Samuels is patient and solid in defence

51.5

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, left alone outside off

51.6

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, pushed out to cover

West Indies 159/5   MN Samuels 6* (27b 1x4)

53.1

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, Samuels is well back in his crease, blocking this out off the back foot

53.2

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, played late off the back foot - Samuels is waiting, waiting and waiting for the swing

53.3

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, and the indipper this time from Hoggard but Samuels plays it well, nudging to leg

53.4

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, Samuels go for his first extravagant shot of the day, trying to clump this through the covers but he can't time it

53.5

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, great length again from Hoggard - he has given absolutely nothing away today

53.6

Hoggard to Samuels, no run, and he plays and misses at this tempter outside off! Another brilliant over from Hoggard

West Indies 167/5   MN Samuels 6* (33b 1x4)

54.4

Panesar to Samuels, no run, fabulous line and length to Samuels who is miles back in his crease, almost eating his stumps, defending off the back foot

54.5

Panesar to Samuels, 2 runs, too short from Monty but what an elegant stroke from Samuels, dabbing it off the back foot down to third man

54.6

Panesar to Samuels, no run, defended on the front foot

West Indies 170/5   MN Samuels 8* (36b 1x4)

56.1

Panesar to Samuels, no run, defended forward

56.2

Panesar to Samuels, 1 run, pushed out, fairly defensively, square

56.5

Panesar to Samuels, no run, Panesar pushes him onto the back foot, well his delivery does, bouncing up slightly awkwardly from just outside off

56.6

Panesar to Samuels, no run, defended on the back foot this time

West Indies 176/5   MN Samuels 9* (40b 1x4)

57.3

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, outside off again, tame defence

57.4

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, oh hello, that one dipped a bit and stayed fairly low after pitching just outside off, Samuels playing late and was almost done there

57.5

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, movement across the right hander again, the angle confusing Samuels here, and he nearly - again - feathers through

57.6

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, defended forward to round off a probing over

West Indies 177/5   MN Samuels 9* (44b 1x4)

58.3

Panesar to Samuels, no run, flight again, Prior goes for the stumping - 5.7, 5.7, 5.8 for his dive (ah, I love ice skating) - but he's way in

58.4

Panesar to Samuels, no run, more loop, defended well

58.5

Panesar to Samuels, no run, quick hands on the defence

58.6

Panesar to Samuels, no run, defended forward

West Indies 182/5   MN Samuels 9* (48b 1x4)

59.3

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, outside the off stick again, defended down

59.4

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, driven into the covers this time

59.5

Sidebottom to Samuels, FOUR, edged through the gap at second slip (they've got a first and a second, don't you know) - but may not have carried, anyway

59.6

Sidebottom to Samuels, FOUR, drifted down leg, flicked away very fine to bring up the fifty partnership

West Indies 191/5   MN Samuels 17* (52b 3x4)

60.4

Panesar to Samuels, no run, on middle, turned to gully off the back foot

60.5

Panesar to Samuels, no run, on off, defended forward

60.6

Panesar to Samuels, no run, on middle-and-leg and "Oh!" cries Panesar as it's defended forward

West Indies 192/5   MN Samuels 17* (55b 3x4)

61.2

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, on off, defended into the covers

61.3

Sidebottom to Samuels, 2 runs, driven to the covers for an easy two

61.4

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, pushed across the right hander who shoulders arms as the ball sneaks down the corridor

61.5

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, on off, defended on the back foot

61.6

Sidebottom to Samuels, no run, pushed up there, on off, defended on the back foot and Prior lets out a guttural "Oh, yes!"

West Indies 195/5   MN Samuels 19* (60b 3x4)

62.4

Panesar to Samuels, no run, defended forward now

62.5

Panesar to Samuels, no run, room outside off and that really should have been a run out. But Chanderpaul, who was mixed up with Samuels there, gets away with it as Pietersen's throw wasn't so good.

62.6

Panesar to Samuels, no run, defended forward this time

West Indies 198/5   MN Samuels 19* (63b 3x4)

63.4

Sidebottom to Samuels, OUT, Samuels thought it was going to go across him, but he exposed his leg stump and Sidebottom bowls him around his legs

MN Samuels b Sidebottom 19 (79m 64b 3x4 0x6) SR: 29.68

West Indies 199/6   MN Samuels 19 (64b 3x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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 19, 2007

Kevin Pietersen of England and Paul Collingwood celebrate victory after day five of the Fourth Test match between England and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground on June 19, 2007 in Chester-le-Street, Durham, England

Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood celebrate the series victory

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Jun 19, 2007

Kevin Pietersen and Geoffrey Boycott have a laugh during the post-match presentation, England v West Indies, 4th Test, Riverside, 5th Day, June 19, 2007

Kevin Pietersen and Geoffrey Boycott have a laugh during the post-match presentation

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