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

0.1

Sidebottom to Ganga, OUT, gone! First baller! Sidebottom looked to swing it in to the right-handed Ganga who flicks the ball straight to Cook at short leg who pouches a good catch

D Ganga c Cook b Sidebottom 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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   RJ Sidebottom 1-1-0-1

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

2.4

Sidebottom to Gayle, no run, down leg again, left this time

2.5

Sidebottom to Gayle, no run, oh, very close shout, but Umpire Bowden turns it down on the grounds of height - what was Gayle doing leaving that one back into him, I will never know

2.6

Sidebottom to Gayle, no run, down the corridor, left very easily

West Indies 3/1   RJ Sidebottom 2-2-0-1

4.1

Sidebottom to Gayle, no run, swing very well down leg

4.2

Sidebottom to Gayle, no run, down leg, good take by Prior - he's had a good workout today

4.3

Sidebottom to Gayle, no run, defended down off the back foot this time

4.4

Sidebottom to Gayle, no run, on the off-side this time, but wide enough to be left - some good swing away down the channel

4.5

Sidebottom to Gayle, FOUR, width outside off and Gayle latches on by lashing a firm cut off the back foot

4.6

Sidebottom to Gayle, 3 runs, hit hard through wide mid-off, straight through Panesar who turns and chases well inside the boundary as the moist outfield slows the ball's progress

West Indies 12/1   RJ Sidebottom 3-2-7-1

6.1

Sidebottom to Gayle, FOUR, pitched up there, Gayle beats Panesar at wide mid-on this time with a forceful drive, Panesar with a half-hearted attempt to stop the ball

6.2

Sidebottom to Gayle, SIX, now that's a lovely shot through midwicket - just lifted with a flick, hardly any power on that one at all, pure timing

6.3

Sidebottom to Gayle, no run, driven, less authoritatively, to Vaughan at mid-on who fumbles it, clownishly, before laughing. "Vaughan is such a clown!" confirms Will

6.4

Sidebottom to Gayle, 1 run, driven off the toes to midwicket, Cook misfielding this time

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   RJ Sidebottom 4-2-18-1

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

8.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, on leg, left alone

8.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, nudged to leg

8.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, down the channel, leaves that one and that's another wicket maiden for Sidebottom

8.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, a bouncer which is easily evaded

West Indies 34/3   RJ Sidebottom 5-3-18-2

10.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, a nice line outside the left-hander's off stump, swinging away towards the first of two three slips

10.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, massive swing but a wasted delivery, too wide to bother the batsman. Prior dives to his left and takes it brilliantly, in front of first slip

10.3

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, a cracker! An absolute corker of a delivery there, angling into Chanderpaul before seaming (and swinging) away from him. He didn't have a hope there

10.4

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, and this one holds its line. Marvellous bowling. Chanderpaul, even in the form he's in, completely misread it, the ball cutting back into his airy forward poke

10.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, left alone outside off

10.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, another quite beautiful delivery. Sidebottom is giving us, and the West Indies batsmen, quite an example in how to bowl in these conditions. An away-swinger which Chanderpaul nudged at, missed and it flew through to the keeper

West Indies 34/3   RJ Sidebottom 6-4-18-2

12.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, more swing but it's a bit too wide, Chanderpaul leaves it alone

12.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, touch too wide again and it's left alone calmly

12.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, on middle stump, defended

12.3

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, FOUR, shot. A punch off the back foot, guiding it past gully for four. He got well on top of the bounce

12.3

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, FOUR, Strauss leaves this alone outside off

12.4

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, FOUR, again too short; again too wide; cut for four down to third man

12.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanderpaul is forward, pushing this fuller delivery out to mid-off

12.6

Sidebottom to Morton, no run, a big, two-fingers-up-I'm-demanding-you-give-that-out appeal from Sidebottom but he's well outside the line

West Indies 43/3   RJ Sidebottom 7-4-27-2

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

21.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, wide down the corridor and very leaveable. Left

West Indies 71/4   RJ Sidebottom 8-5-27-2

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

23.3

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, straight, defended forward

23.4

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, outside off, firmly cut to Panesar at backward point - Panesar diving away to his right to stop the ball

23.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, width outside off, and he misses out by chopping a cut into the ground

23.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, good length and there's a cry of "Bowling!" which is technically correct, of course, even before the ball's carried through to Prior on a good length

West Indies 73/4   RJ Sidebottom 9-5-28-2

25.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, on middle-and-leg, glanced off the hips easily to Harmison who rushes up to deep square leg to wing back in

25.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, up there, on off, defended forward, nearly gets an inside edge crashing back onto his stumps

25.3

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, on a good length, outside off, the ball shapes away after pitching and it's left alone

25.4

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, outside off, driven without much foot movement, off the toes to point

25.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, pushed up there, driven off the front foot, on the walk, to midwicket

25.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, poked off the back foot into the covers

West Indies 77/4   RJ Sidebottom 10-5-30-2

32.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, and he starts well, swinging this away from Chanderpaul's off stump, but the left-hander plays it neatly back to the bowler

32.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, sweetly timed to short extra cover

32.3

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, chopped down outside the off stump. It goes nowhere

32.4

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, squirted off the front foot to gully. Very neatly guided

32.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, FOUR, lovely stroke, capitalising on this wider delivery, cutting it calmly behind square down to third man for four

32.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, full and swinging, he clips it to short extra cover

West Indies 103/4   RJ Sidebottom 11-5-34-2

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   RJ Sidebottom 12-5-38-2

52.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, a crunching cut stroke to a wide delivery outside the off stump

52.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, ooh, this cuts off the seam away from the left-hander and bounces markedly on him. Chanderpaul tries to cut it away but is beaten (by the bounce, more than anything else)

52.3

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, but it's fuller this time, and stroked out to cover

52.4

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, lovely bowling, attacking Chanderpaul's off stump, the ball just hinting at swinging away. Firmly blocked out

52.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, well left outside off

52.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, FOUR, too wide and comfortably cut down to third man

West Indies 167/5   RJ Sidebottom 13-5-46-2

57.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, naughty nip away from the left hander, who leaves it alone

57.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, 1 run, outside off, cut down tidily off the back foot behind point

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   RJ Sidebottom 14-5-47-2

59.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, driven out straight

59.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, 1 run, across the right hander, enough room for him to play a well-controlled steer through to third man

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   RJ Sidebottom 15-5-56-2

61.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, 1 run, on middle, driven out in front of midwicket where Pietersen tiptoes over to do the tidying up

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   RJ Sidebottom 16-5-59-2

63.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, late bend, played in front of point

63.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, violent swing away, left alone

63.3

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, 1 run, on leg, worked round to the 45

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

63.5

Sidebottom to Ramdin, 1 run, on leg, worked round to the 45

63.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, on off, slight wobble away, defended forward

West Indies 200/6   RJ Sidebottom 17-5-61-3

65.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, mean swing in the air, left alone

65.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, 1 run, driven into the covers for a quick single

65.3

Sidebottom to Ramdin, no run, defended forward

65.4

Sidebottom to Ramdin, 1 run, started on off, swung back into the right hander to middle, but he managed to squeeze the ball with a turn of the bat into midwicket

65.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, outside off, driven firmly out to extra cover, a measured push and he's moved into the 90s now

65.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, good fielding from Cook at extra cover

West Indies 206/6   RJ Sidebottom 18-5-65-3

67.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, inside edge onto the pad, popped up, but didn't linger long enough for Prior to dive forward to grasp at it. So he didn't

67.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, outside off, bend away, pushed to gully where Bell does the honours

67.3

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, outside off, shouldered arms

67.4

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, 1 run, a single to Cook in the covers

67.5

Sidebottom to Ramdin, FOUR, pitched on off and edged just past a diving Pietersen at third slip

67.6

Sidebottom to Ramdin, no run, defended forward

West Indies 211/6   RJ Sidebottom 19-5-70-3

69.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, 1 run, down the leg side and Chanderpaul nudges it to midwicket for an easily run single

69.2

Sidebottom to Ramdin, no run, swinging into Ramdin who chops it out to cover

69.3

Sidebottom to Ramdin, no run, ooh well left from Ramdin - Sidebottom slid it across him, tempting him with some width

69.4

Sidebottom to Ramdin, OUT, what a fine piece of bowling that is and a superb catch from Collingwood at second slip. Angled across him, the ball then cut back a touch to Ramdin who tried to punch it off the back foot but could only edge it to Collingwood who took it in front of his face

D Ramdin c Collingwood b Sidebottom 13 (27m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 59.09

69.5

Sidebottom to Powell, 1 run, swinging into the new batsman who punches it to Cook's right

69.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, left alone outside off - excellent take from Prior again

West Indies 220/7   RJ Sidebottom 20-5-72-4

71.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, punched off the back foot to point

71.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, Chanderpaul is itching to work this away to cover but can't time it

71.3

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, lovely bowling this, swinging it away from the left-hander who this time shoulders arms

71.4

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, again, Chanderpaul isn't interested at this wider ball

71.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, terrific cricket all round. A wider ball, and shorter too, Chanderpaul spots it and tries to crack it past the packed field behind square. But Bell fields it expertly and attempts to throw down the stumps, keeping Chanderpaul at the crease

71.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, fuller this time and it's driven out to cover

West Indies 220/8   RJ Sidebottom 21-6-72-4

73.1

Sidebottom to Edwards, FOUR, a farmyard scythe from Edwards, attempting to smack that over midwicket but somehow the ball flies over the slips

73.2

Sidebottom to Edwards, no run, a beauty from Sidebottom which cuts Edwards in half

73.3

Sidebottom to Edwards, no run, uppishly defended just short of mid-on. Good length from Sidebottom

73.4

Sidebottom to Edwards, no run, swinging into Edwards who actually plays it rather well, defending it late

73.5

Sidebottom to Edwards, OUT, bowled him! Edwards was back in his crease, trying to push it off the back foot but the inswing crept past his bat and knocked out his off stump

FH Edwards b Sidebottom 5 (20m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

73.6

Sidebottom to Collymore, 2 runs, nearly! Another quick inswinger which Collymore inside-edges past short-leg

West Indies 231/9   RJ Sidebottom 22-6-78-5

75.1

Sidebottom to Collymore, 2 runs, swinging into Collymore who chips it, fortuitously, over short-leg for a couple. They're coming back for the third and this could be disaster...but Collymore rightly stays put

75.2

Sidebottom to Collymore, no run, squeezed out to point

75.3

Sidebottom to Collymore, 1 run, ooh again he flicks it behind square to fine-leg. Wrong line from Sidebottom on leg stump

75.4

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, pushed out to mid-off

75.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, FOUR, very nicely timed indeed, elegantly driven on the front foot out to extra cover

75.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, 1 leg bye, swinging into Chanderpaul but it's the wrong line, and it bobbles off his pads

West Indies 243/9   RJ Sidebottom 23-6-85-5

77.1

Sidebottom to Collymore, no run, angling across Collymore who tried to get bat on it but, frankly, he hasn't got a hope. The ball's boomeranging around like a...boomerang

77.2

Sidebottom to Collymore, no run, ooh, nearly bowled him. Somehow Collymore gets bat on it, inside edging it through his legs I think

77.3

Sidebottom to Collymore, no run, on off stump, again swinging into Collymore who drives quite cleanly - but Sidebottom does very well, diving athletically to his right to prevent a single

77.4

Sidebottom to Collymore, no run, nudged around the corner. Collymore almost loses his footing

77.5

Sidebottom to Collymore, 2 runs, clipped in the air just over Bell's head at leg gully

77.6

Sidebottom to Collymore, no run, half a shout for lbw but it's drifting down leg

West Indies 249/9   RJ Sidebottom 24-6-87-5

79.1

Sidebottom to Collymore, 1 run, poked forward for a quick single - and that's the 250

79.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, bend away from the left hander

79.3

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, tighter, squeezed out a defensive on the front foot

79.4

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, slower delivery, but wide enough to leave. Left

79.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, fuller delivery, straighter too, and swish-defended towards short mid-on

79.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, driven forward - "Get on that," commands Piror as Sidebottom slides over, clutching his inside thigh and slipping as the ball went past his outstretched palm

West Indies 250/9   RJ Sidebottom 25-6-88-5

90.1

Sidebottom to Collymore, no run, across the right hander, defended forward in front of off

90.2

Sidebottom to Collymore, no run, on off, pushed back into his crease to defend on the back foot

90.3

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

90.4

Sidebottom to Collymore, no run, swing back into the right hander, who defends into the short midwicket area

90.5

Sidebottom to Collymore, no run, defended towards mid-off

90.6

Sidebottom to Collymore, no run, defended again this time

West Indies 282/9   RJ Sidebottom 26-7-88-5

92.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, straight one, defended forward

92.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, way outside off, shape away

92.3

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, on off, ramrod straight, but with a similarly straight defensive

92.4

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, on off-and-middle this time

92.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, on off - consistent again - but once more Chanderpaul merely presses a defence

92.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, left alone outside off this time and Prior takes a rap on the thumb in just not catching it

West Indies 285/9   RJ Sidebottom 27-8-88-5

94.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, defended on the front foot this ball

94.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, strays on to leg, driven out to mid-on

94.3

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

94.4

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, on off, defended again on the back foot

94.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, outside off, defended down again

94.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, down the channel, just outside off

West Indies 285/9   RJ Sidebottom 28-9-88-5

96.1

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, down the channel, left alone

96.2

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, on off, defended forward in another trapping way

96.3

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, a hint of swing again, down the channel

96.4

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, straighter, forcing Chanderpaul to play defensively, so he does

96.5

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, right up there, defended forward

96.6

Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, no run, late swing away after pitching outside off

West Indies 287/9   RJ Sidebottom 29-10-88-5
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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 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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