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

4.5

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

West Indies 9/1   CH Gayle 6* (14b 1x4)   RJ Sidebottom 2.5-2-4-1

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

West Indies 21/1   CH Gayle 17* (18b 2x4)   RJ Sidebottom 3.1-2-11-1

7.1

Hoggard to Gayle, FOUR, short, a touch wide, and Gayle flays a four on the top of the bounce off the back foot. Well executed

West Indies 32/1   CH Gayle 28* (22b 3x4 1x6)   MJ Hoggard 3.1-0-13-0

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

West Indies 38/3   S Chanderpaul 4* (11b 1x4)   RJ Sidebottom 6.3-4-22-2

12.3

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

West Indies 38/3   S Chanderpaul 4* (11b 1x4)   RJ Sidebottom 6.3-4-22-2

12.4

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

West Indies 42/3   S Chanderpaul 8* (12b 2x4)   RJ Sidebottom 6.4-4-26-2

14.2

Harmison to Chanderpaul, FOUR, Chanderpaul uses the pace on this, back-cutting it for four

West Indies 48/3   S Chanderpaul 14* (20b 3x4)   SJ Harmison 0.2-0-4-0

14.2

Harmison to Chanderpaul, FOUR, another terrible leg-side drifter which Strauss clips off his pads

West Indies 48/3   S Chanderpaul 14* (20b 3x4)   SJ Harmison 0.2-0-4-0

16.2

Harmison to Morton, FOUR, magnificent shot! He stands tall and smacks it off the back foot through extra cover. Short and wide (naturally) but Morton climbed into it and fairly creamed it

West Indies 55/3   RS Morton 6* (20b 1x4)   SJ Harmison 1.2-0-8-0

18.2

Harmison to Chanderpaul, FOUR, ah, a very good stroke indeed. Too short from Harmison, and it barely got up to hip height, Chanderpaul rocks back and pulls it hard in front of square

West Indies 62/4   S Chanderpaul 23* (32b 4x4)   SJ Harmison 2.2-0-12-1

18.4

Harmison to Chanderpaul, FOUR, nudged off his pads down to fine leg. Terrible ball

West Indies 66/4   S Chanderpaul 27* (34b 5x4)   SJ Harmison 2.4-0-16-1

20.4

Harmison to Chanderpaul, FOUR, driven out through cover, a great shot, full control, waiting for the ball and leaning into it

West Indies 70/4   S Chanderpaul 31* (40b 6x4)   SJ Harmison 3.4-0-20-1

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

West Indies 81/4   DJ Bravo 8* (32b 1x4)   SJ Harmison 6.4-0-27-1

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)   MJ Hoggard 11-3-29-1

32.5

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

West Indies 103/4   S Chanderpaul 42* (76b 7x4)   RJ Sidebottom 10.5-5-34-2

35.1

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

West Indies 109/4   DJ Bravo 25* (56b 3x4)   MJ Hoggard 12.1-4-33-1

38.1

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

West Indies 118/4   DJ Bravo 33* (70b 4x4)   SJ Harmison 9.1-0-37-1

38.3

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

West Indies 122/4   DJ Bravo 37* (72b 5x4)   SJ Harmison 9.3-0-41-1

40.1

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

West Indies 132/4   DJ Bravo 43* (76b 6x4)   SJ Harmison 10.1-0-46-1

43.2

Hoggard to Chanderpaul, FOUR, a beautiful, flowing extra cover drive from Chanderpaul - coming forward onto the front foot really quickly and threading it through the covers

West Indies 138/4   S Chanderpaul 49* (98b 8x4)   MJ Hoggard 16.2-5-39-1

48.4

Harmison to Chanderpaul, FOUR, another cracking delivery miles down the leg side which Chanderpaul picks off for four down to fine-leg

West Indies 153/5   S Chanderpaul 59* (111b 9x4)   SJ Harmison 14.4-0-58-1

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)   RJ Sidebottom 12-5-38-2

52.6

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

West Indies 167/5   S Chanderpaul 68* (120b 10x4)   RJ Sidebottom 13-5-46-2

55.5

Hoggard to Chanderpaul, FOUR, on leg stump now, clipped away through midwicket this time, Sidebottom chasing leisurely after it, Sunday-driver style

West Indies 174/5   S Chanderpaul 73* (128b 11x4)   MJ Hoggard 22.5-8-46-2

58.1

Panesar to Chanderpaul, FOUR, steered down to third man off the back foot. A long chase for Hoggard, in vain

West Indies 181/5   S Chanderpaul 79* (134b 12x4)   MS Panesar 4.1-0-15-0

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

West Indies 187/5   MN Samuels 13* (51b 2x4)   RJ Sidebottom 14.5-5-52-2

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)   RJ Sidebottom 15-5-56-2

67.5

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

West Indies 211/6   D Ramdin 7* (13b 1x4)   RJ Sidebottom 18.5-5-70-3

68.3

Collingwood to Ramdin, FOUR, superb shot, driving it on the up through extra cover

West Indies 216/6   D Ramdin 11* (16b 2x4)   PD Collingwood 3.3-1-10-0

72.5

Harmison to Chanderpaul, FOUR, no, it's full and wide and Chanderpaul slashes it uncharacteristically over the slips. He threw everything at that, and it zooms down to third man for four

West Indies 225/8   S Chanderpaul 98* (169b 13x4)   SJ Harmison 16.5-1-63-2

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

West Indies 229/8   FH Edwards 5* (9b 1x4)   RJ Sidebottom 21.1-6-76-4

74.6

Harmison to Chanderpaul, FOUR, and he's cut him for four to bring up a brilliant hundred! What a fantastic shot from a gifted and tenacious cricketer. Chanderpaul gives the pitch a kiss, receives a handshake from Collymore and applause from his team-mates on the balcony

West Indies 235/9   S Chanderpaul 102* (176b 14x4)   SJ Harmison 18-1-67-2

75.5

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

West Indies 242/9   S Chanderpaul 106* (178b 15x4)   RJ Sidebottom 22.5-6-85-5

76.2

Harmison to Chanderpaul, FOUR, another magical delivery fired several feet down the leg side

West Indies 247/9   S Chanderpaul 110* (181b 16x4)   SJ Harmison 18.2-1-71-2

81.6

Hoggard to Chanderpaul, FOUR, outside off, wide, and crunched with a lovely cut square of he wicket and my how it flies

West Indies 258/9   S Chanderpaul 114* (202b 17x4)   MJ Hoggard 24-8-50-2

83.4

Hoggard to Chanderpaul, FOUR, along the ground through third man

West Indies 262/9   S Chanderpaul 118* (206b 18x4)   MJ Hoggard 24.4-8-54-2
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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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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