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

0.2

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, juicy swing for Sidebottom, bananaing away from the lefthander

0.3

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, left that one alone again, easily enough

0.4

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, oh, beauty, close in to the left hander now, good length delivery just outside off, swinging just before it pitches and the batsman is tempted to drive at it - and nearly gets the edge

0.5

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, a good leave this time, down the channel again

0.6

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, up there, on off, and the batsman defends to round off an excellent opening over from Sidebottom

West Indies 0/1   DS Smith 0* (5b)

1.5

Hoggard to Smith, no run, on a good length, shuffled across, pushed at the ball away from the body, with a half-hearted drive

1.6

Hoggard to Smith, 1 run, brings the bat down to clip the ball without much power to square to get off the mark and steal the strike in the process

West Indies 2/1   DS Smith 1* (7b)

2.1

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, down leg, chased down leg, pouched down leg. It's all going on down leg

2.2

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, even wider down leg

2.3

Sidebottom to Smith, 1 leg bye, just outside leg this time, the batsman brings his bat down to nudge the ball into short midwicket, ah, off his pads, so they say

West Indies 3/1   DS Smith 1* (10b)

3.1

Hoggard to Smith, no run, left alone outside off this time

3.2

Hoggard to Smith, 1 run, on middle-and-off now, but some late swing allows the ball to be worked behind square, Sidebottom doing the fielding honours running round from long leg

3.5

Hoggard to Smith, no run, poked down off the back foot into the gully

3.6

Hoggard to Smith, no run, swing back into the left hander, defended down off the back foot

West Indies 5/1   DS Smith 2* (14b)

5.2

Hoggard to Smith, 1 run, on off, played back down off the back foot for an easy run

5.4

Hoggard to Smith, no run, thickish outside edge vaguely controlled to a shaven-headed Pietersen at gully

5.5

Hoggard to Smith, no run, wayward from Hoggard this time, swinging down the channel

5.6

Hoggard to Smith, no run, left alone down the channel this time

West Indies 17/1   DS Smith 3* (18b)

6.5

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, ball angles into Smith on leg, an inside edge prevents any hopes of a realistic appeal

6.6

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, swing, but too wide this time

West Indies 28/1   DS Smith 3* (20b)

7.5

Hoggard to Smith, no run, over the wicket, still, to the left hander, and doesn't trouble the batsman by firing down leg. Smith has a game chase, all the same

7.6

Hoggard to Smith, 1 run, swing into the left hander, who turns the ball off his hips down to fine leg

West Indies 34/2   DS Smith 4* (22b)

8.1

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, good line and length - just outside off, well left

8.2

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, on middle-and-leg, worked straight to Cook at short square

8.3

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, well outside off, a lazy swished cut, with no foot movement, right over the ball

8.3

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, edged over the top of the slips

8.4

Sidebottom to Smith, OUT, an error of judgement there from Smith, who simply left the ball as it cut back in from off and takes the off stump

DS Smith b Sidebottom 4 (38m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.38

8.4

Sidebottom to Smith, OUT, ooh and again he flashes at this, high over the slips but that could have gone anywhere

DS Smith b Sidebottom 4 (38m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.38

West Indies 34/3   DS Smith 4 (26b)
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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