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

17.4

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, brilliant take from Prior! Flinging himself down the leg side and somehow saving four

17.5

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, very good leave outside off. The perfect line from Hoggard, who is looking very good today

17.6

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, confidently thumped to mid-off

West Indies 58/4   DJ Bravo 0* (3b)

19.1

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, left alone outside off

19.2

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, more leaving, again on off

19.3

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, defended on the front foot this time

19.4

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, on off, worked over to short midwicket, straight to the fielder

19.5

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, a hint of swing now, good line to Bravo, outside off, and he drops his hands down on that one, nudging into the off-side

19.6

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, full delivery, defended on the front foot

West Indies 66/4   DJ Bravo 0* (9b)

21.1

Sidebottom to Bravo, no run, defended forward this time

21.2

Sidebottom to Bravo, no run, swing back into him, but started wide enough for him to leave alone

21.3

Sidebottom to Bravo, no run, on off, wicket to wicket bowling, and that one's defended forward

21.4

Sidebottom to Bravo, no run, gentle slant across the right hander, to just outside off; he stabs a defensive shot down

21.5

Sidebottom to Bravo, 1 leg bye, on leg, glanced to backward of square leg where Panesar, much to the delight of the original crowd, cheer his fielding

West Indies 71/4   DJ Bravo 0* (14b)

22.1

Harmison to Bravo, no run, great delivery, on a good length, rising outside off, does Bravo all ends up - squaring him and he's lucky not to feather through

22.2

Harmison to Bravo, no run, vicious Terrier-like nip back into the righthander but it started from wide enough to be left and the ball shuffles through, under the bat, to Prior

22.3

Harmison to Bravo, no run, another good delivery, similar to the first this over. Neat bowling

22.4

Harmison to Bravo, no run, on off, in the air for a while in front of square, but into space

22.5

Harmison to Bravo, no run, backs away on the back foot, thinking of flicking a cut through point. Misses out

22.6

Harmison to Bravo, 1 run, driven off the back foot to mid-on

West Indies 72/4   DJ Bravo 1* (20b)

23.1

Sidebottom to Bravo, no run, straight, up there, defended forward on the front foot

23.2

Sidebottom to Bravo, 1 run, up there again, the ball straightens, but well worked behind square

West Indies 73/4   DJ Bravo 2* (22b)

24.1

Harmison to Bravo, no run, down the channel, swing away, left alone

24.2

Harmison to Bravo, no run, left alone outside off again, jumping and trying to jab back down on it

24.3

Harmison to Bravo, no run, just on off, Bravo defending strongly

24.4

Harmison to Bravo, no run, oh, close - Cook puts one down at short leg as the ball hits his boot and he just can't cling onto the instant rebound. A sharp chance

24.5

Harmison to Bravo, no run, left alone down off

24.6

Harmison to Bravo, 2 runs, driven without much power off the back foot to long-off

West Indies 75/4   DJ Bravo 4* (28b)

26.1

Harmison to Bravo, no run, a late-rising delivery, defended down on the back foot

26.2

Harmison to Bravo, no run, bent down leg, left alone down there

26.3

Harmison to Bravo, no run, good line, just outside off, bending back into the right hander who stands firm to punch down a defensive shot

26.4

Harmison to Bravo, FOUR, a hook didn't quite go where he was expecting - which was square - instead it went forward through long-on; he didn't get hold of that short one properly

26.5

Harmison to Bravo, no run, rising delivery, snorting past the nose, as Bravo sways away

26.6

Harmison to Bravo, no run, right on a good length and line, defended into short midwicket - they set off, but get back as Harmison throws from a sitting position towards the striker's end

West Indies 81/4   DJ Bravo 8* (34b 1x4)

27.4

Panesar to Bravo, 3 runs, gets the edge this time - outside edge, Harmison doing very well at wide third man to slide-and-save

West Indies 85/4   DJ Bravo 11* (35b 1x4)

28.1

Collingwood to Bravo, 1 run, driven to mid-off where Harmison did well to tumble and stop the ball, but threw it straight over Vaughan's head at mid-on

West Indies 86/4   DJ Bravo 12* (36b 1x4)

29.1

Panesar to Bravo, no run, outside off, padded up and over Bell who takes a catch over his head

29.2

Panesar to Bravo, no run, extra flight, up there, defended forward

29.3

Panesar to Bravo, 2 runs, a smidgeon outside off, rolls his wrists to a drive off the back foot through point

29.4

Panesar to Bravo, no run, on off again, defended on the back foot

29.5

Panesar to Bravo, no run, more accurate nag, Bravo comes forward and defends with a quick stab

29.6

Panesar to Bravo, no run, Bravo creeps forward for more defence

West Indies 90/4   DJ Bravo 14* (42b 1x4)

31.2

Hoggard to Bravo, 2 runs, lovely stroke from Bravo, flicking this off his pads

31.3

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, that's better from Hoggard, outside Bravo's off stump and swinging away

31.4

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, ooh this keeps low on Bravo who cuts and misses

31.5

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, pushed wide of that short mid-off who leaps up like a Duracell bunny to field

31.6

Hoggard to Bravo, FOUR, now that is a magnificent shot. Standing tall, Bravo clips this off his hip for four. Such elegance and timing. He really does have some class

West Indies 99/4   DJ Bravo 20* (47b 2x4)

33.1

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, swinging away from Bravo who punches it off the back foot

33.2

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, nudged to leg - the wrong line from Hoggard here

33.3

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, ooh a very, very good leave - at the last moment, too, leaving this well alone outside the off stump

33.4

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, back and across, Bravo stands tall to punch it nowhere

33.5

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, a dibbly dobbly awayswinger which is left alone

33.6

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, full and swinging, Bravo clamps down on it

West Indies 103/4   DJ Bravo 20* (53b 2x4)

34.3

Harmison to Bravo, no run, firmly defended on the front foot

34.4

Harmison to Bravo, 1 run, a cautious drive on the front foot - a check-drive if anything - out to cover

West Indies 105/4   DJ Bravo 21* (55b 2x4)

35.1

Hoggard to Bravo, FOUR, bravo Bravo, guiding this off the outside edge down to third man. Cleverly played

35.2

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, punched off the back foot to cover and they scamper for a single

35.3

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, the wrong line, wobbling this down the leg side. A "nothing" delivery

35.4

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, that's a good line in the corridor there, Bravo shuffling across to defend on the front foot. And he defends it solidly, too

35.5

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, Hoggard drops it a little shorter this time but Bravo's up to the task, playing back and defending

35.6

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, wide and swinging wider

West Indies 109/4   DJ Bravo 25* (61b 3x4)

36.2

Harmison to Bravo, no run, left alone outside off

36.3

Harmison to Bravo, no run, that's a cracker! He draws Bravo into an expansive drive, but he doesn't move his feet quick enough; it's a walking drive, if anything, and it booms past his bat, Prior taking it at head height

36.4

Harmison to Bravo, 3 runs, fabulous straight drive down the ground which nearly cleans up Billy Bowden

West Indies 113/4   DJ Bravo 28* (64b 3x4)

37.1

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, swinging away from Bravo who rightly leaves it alone. No need to play that

37.2

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, another little tempter outside the off stump but Bravo's shouldering arms like a champion

37.3

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, ooh, full and straight - and it kept a little low. Bravo, rather exaggeratedly, crouches to defend

37.4

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, an inch wider this time but again it keeps low, and again Bravo is firmly defending

37.5

Hoggard to Bravo, 1 run, punched to leg

West Indies 114/4   DJ Bravo 29* (69b 3x4)

38.1

Harmison to Bravo, FOUR, a filthy bouncer which Bravo hooks, with Caribbean gusto, just behind square

38.2

Harmison to Bravo, no run, ooh and again Bravo goes for an audacious hook but it's not short enough, and certainly too wide of the off stump. He misses

38.3

Harmison to Bravo, FOUR, very neatly played, guiding this down to third man

38.4

Harmison to Bravo, no run, a huge step down the pitch from Bravo, shouldering arms to this indipper

38.5

Harmison to Bravo, 1 run, simply far too short. Bravo knocks it to leg for a single, as easy as pie

West Indies 123/4   DJ Bravo 38* (74b 5x4)

39.1

Hoggard to Bravo, 1 run, pushed out to cover without timing

West Indies 124/4   DJ Bravo 39* (75b 5x4)

40.1

Harmison to Bravo, FOUR, beautiful stroke, driving it on the up through extra cover

40.2

Harmison to Bravo, no run, ooh and he plays and misses outside off. Excellent delivery, just cutting away from Bravo at the last moment

40.3

Harmison to Bravo, no run, too wide this time. Bravo leaves it alone with ease

40.4

Harmison to Bravo, no run, Harmison tears up to the crease this time, but Bravo leaves it well alone

40.5

Harmison to Bravo, no run, a good start to the day, if not the over, outside Bravo's off stump. It riles up on him and he leaves it alone

40.6

Harmison to Bravo, 1 run, a confident flick from Bravo off his pads to deep square leg

West Indies 133/4   DJ Bravo 44* (81b 6x4)

41.1

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, and it swings in and raps Bravo...in the nether regions. Cor, that hurts - and Bravo sinks to his knees. Chanderpaul is chuckling away finding the whole thing very amusing

41.2

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, the first sign of a hint of away-swing here, just angling away from Bravo who rightly ignores it

41.3

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, good line and length, in the channel (not The Channel obviously), but the ball doesn't carry too well to Prior who takes an ankle-scyther

41.4

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, very well bowled indeed, on middle-and-off squaring Bravo up. But to his credit, he blocked it out solidly enough - both feet pointing back to the bowler

41.5

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, just loses his line here Hoggard, drifting it on leg stump, Bravo whips it to mid-on. If Bravo'd missed it though, his leg stump would've gone a'tumblin'

41.6

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, and it's left alone outside off to end the over

West Indies 133/4   DJ Bravo 44* (87b 6x4)

42.6

Harmison to Bravo, no run, wide of the off stump, Bravo leaves it

West Indies 134/4   DJ Bravo 44* (88b 6x4)

43.4

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, lots of banana swing but it's wide enough for Bravo to ignore it

43.5

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, good ball on off stump which shapes away from Bravo who stays back to defend

43.6

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, and again Bravo leaves this alone

West Indies 139/4   DJ Bravo 44* (91b 6x4)

45.1

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, a perfect ball on off stump which curves away from Bravo who defends

45.2

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, ooh this holds its line and takes the inside edge of Bravo's fishing bat, the ball falling short of Prior

45.3

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, left alone outside off, Prior takes it well

45.4

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, Bravo nudges to leg and takes off for a single, but Bell's ringing in the covers and dings in a throw to prevent the run

45.5

Hoggard to Bravo, no run, again a little tempter outside the off stump. Bravo leaves alone

45.6

Hoggard to Bravo, OUT, and the pressure gets to him! A touch shorter from Hoggard, Bravo tries to pull it extravagantly but drags it onto his stumps

DJ Bravo b Hoggard 44 (124m 97b 6x4 0x6) SR: 45.36

West Indies 141/5   DJ Bravo 44 (97b 6x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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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