West Indies tour of England and Ireland, 2007 / Commentary

10.45am Alastair Cook will take strike, his partner at the non-striker's end is Matt Prior, and first up from the Nursery End will be Ravi Rampaul. Two slips in place

10.40am Right, that's the preambles done and dusted. The teams are emerging from the pavilion, and we're about to get started. Your commentators today are myself, Andrew Miller, and Andrew McGlashan.

10.30am West Indies have won the toss and decided to bowl, Chris Gayle saying he wants to make use of the overcast conditions and any moisture in the surface.

Paul Collingwood said: "Hopefully we can get through the new ball and put a good total on the board."

West Indies 1 Chris Gayle (capt), 2 Devon Smith, 3 Marlon Samuels, 4 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 5 Runako Morton, 6 Dwayne Bravo, 7 Dwayne Smith, 9 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 9 Ravi Rampaul, 10 Daren Powell, 11 Fidel Edwards

10.15am England have recalled Ian Bell, Monty Panesar and Liam Plunkett for today's game. Ryan Sidebottom has been ruled out with a virus while Jonathan Trott and Michael Yardy also step aside from the Twenty20s

England 1 Alastair Cook, 2 Matt Prior (wk), 3 Ian Bell, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Paul Collingwood (capt), 6 Owais Shah, 7 Dimitri Mascarenhas, 8 Liam Plunkett, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 James Anderson, 11 Monty Panesar

10.10am The covers have been hovering around the pitch this morning, with a few spits of rain in the air, but fingers crossed the worst of the rain has moved through. There is talk that Monty Panesar might get a game today, stay with us for all the team news shortly.

8.45am Good morning and welcome to Cricinfo's live ball-by-ball coverage of the the 1st ODI between England and West Indies at Lord's. It's been filthy weather in London - and the rest of the UK for that matter - but for today it seems that the rains have shifted away to the North-West. It's still pretty dank and grey in the capital, and some stoppages are expected, but with temperatures up and around 21 degrees celsius, a full day's play is in prospect. Match gets underway at 10.45am

0.1

Rampaul to Cook, 1 wide, strays down the leg-side first-up, and that's the first run of the day. Hint of movement

0.1

Rampaul to Cook, 3 runs, better line and length, angling across the left-hander, but a firm clip through midwicket brings the first runs off the bat

0.2

Rampaul to Prior, no run, zippy pace, nips back off the seam and good carry too. Prior shoulders arms with a flourish

0.3

Rampaul to Prior, no run, outside off, and left alone. Disciplined stuff

0.4

Rampaul to Prior, no run, fenced at that one, good bowling. A foot outside off but the extra bounce tempted a bit of a nibble

0.5

Rampaul to Prior, no run, great delivery, held its line and fizzed past the edge. Prior is anxious to get bat on ball

0.6

Rampaul to Prior, no run, bit more width but again some late movement off the seam. Prior leaves well alone and that's an encouraging first over

Just what Gayle would have wanted after winning the toss. Now, can Daren Powell pick up where he left off in Friday's Twenty20?

End of over 1 (4 runs) England 4/0 (RR: 4.00)
MJ Prior    0* (5b)      R Rampaul    1-0-4-0
AN Cook    3* (1b)     

1.1

Powell to Cook, 1 run, right on the money first up, maybe kept a fraction low as Cook defended with a dead bat in front of off stump

1.2

Powell to Prior, 1 run, a touch of width, and fenced down to third man

1.3

Powell to Cook, 1 leg bye, another hurried defensive stroke, and Prior hustles Cook through for a quick single

1.4

Powell to Prior, no run, good line and length again, defended uneasily back down the pitch

Just enough movement to make life uncomfortable for England's batsmen

1.5

Powell to Prior, no run, lift off a good length, but angled into the hip and turned away to square leg

1.6

Powell to Prior, no run, fuller and straighter, driven but not timed. Excellent probing over

End of over 2 (3 runs) England 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
MJ Prior    1* (9b)      DBL Powell    1-0-2-0
AN Cook    4* (3b)      R Rampaul    1-0-4-0

2.1

Rampaul to Cook, 1 wide, strays down leg again

2.1

Rampaul to Cook, no run, full length and angled all the way across Cook's bows. He chases the perceived width but doesn't quite get the edge

2.2

Rampaul to Cook, no run, on leg stump, clipped to midwicket

2.3

Rampaul to Cook, no run, tries to clip through square leg again, but the ball bobbles at Cook's feet

2.4

Rampaul to Cook, no run, good line and length, healthy pace, Cook comes forward watchfully and smothers the ball

2.5

Rampaul to Cook, no run, tighter to middle-and-leg, angled across, defended

2.6

Rampaul to Cook, no run, excellent over once again. Cook can only defend this last delivery on off stump

West Indies looking busy in the field, reinvigorated after their success in the Twenty20

End of over 3 (1 run) England 8/0 (RR: 2.66)
AN Cook    4* (9b)      R Rampaul    2-0-5-0
MJ Prior    1* (9b)      DBL Powell    1-0-2-0

3.1

Powell to Prior, no run, excellent pace - rears up at the splice of Prior's bat, who does well to drop the ball at his feet.

Powell touching 90mph now, much quicker than in the Tests. And straighter too

3.2

Powell to Prior, 1 run, touch of width, steered down to third man

3.3

Powell to Cook, no run, lovely ball, full length outside off stump, angled across Cook as well, just beats the edge of a tentative bat

3.4

Powell to Cook, no run, shorter and Cook cuts, but without any conviction. A scampered single off an under-edged shot

Powell is really pounding to the crease today. His run-up, dare one say it, has the same loping menace of Curtly Ambrose

3.5

Powell to Cook, 2 runs, steered down to third man, good pace once again

3.6

Powell to Cook, no run, tidy completion to the over, defended back down the pitch

End of over 4 (3 runs) England 11/0 (RR: 2.75)
AN Cook    6* (13b)      DBL Powell    2-0-5-0
MJ Prior    2* (11b)      R Rampaul    2-0-5-0

4.1

Rampaul to Prior, no run, full length and tailing back into the stumps. Hint of late swing and Prior misses with a swish

4.2

Rampaul to Prior, no run, defensive once again. England content to ride the conditions for the moment

4.3

Rampaul to Prior, no run, curves into the pads, a deflection seems to rear into Prior's visor, but no alarms

4.4

Rampaul to Prior, no run, full length again, but this time defended with more intent. A big stride and a firm push. Doesn't find the gap, but maybe he's finding his timing

4.5

Rampaul to Prior, no run, just back of a length, prodded out to point

4.6

Rampaul to Prior, no run, outside off, and left alone to complete a very tidy maiden over

End of over 5 (maiden) England 11/0 (RR: 2.20)
MJ Prior    2* (17b)      R Rampaul    3-1-5-0
AN Cook    6* (13b)      DBL Powell    2-0-5-0

5.1

Powell to Cook, no run, 90mph once again, and half an appeal as that one pitches outside leg

5.2

Powell to Cook, no run, full and straight again, Cook tries to clip that one off his toes, but can't time it

5.3

Powell to Cook, no run, perfect. Lands on the seam and zips past the edge by a fraction of a splinter. England are being made to struggle

Still only two slips though

5.4

Powell to Cook, no run, pushed out to cover

5.5

Powell to Cook, no run, that's an uncomfortable shot. Cook's feet were rooted to the crease, and a loose waft outside off. Powell using the slope to perfection

5.6

Powell to Cook, no run, superb finish, full and brisk and Cook can but defend that into the crease

Another maiden. It's all West Indies at the moment

End of over 6 (maiden) England 11/0 (RR: 1.83)
AN Cook    6* (19b)      DBL Powell    3-1-5-0
MJ Prior    2* (17b)      R Rampaul    3-1-5-0

6.1

Rampaul to Prior, no run, the shot of a frustrated man. A big swish and a miss from Prior, and a grin from his tormentor, Rampaul

6.2

Rampaul to Prior, 1 run, advances down the pitch, and a single clipped through midwicket

England needing to do something to break the shackles

6.3

Rampaul to Cook, no run, lovely line once again, zips past the back, taken with a leap in Ramdin's midriff

6.4

Rampaul to Cook, 1 run, a premeditated flinch from Cook, followed by a firm swing of a pull shot. But not timed once again, and fielded at deep backward square

6.5

Rampaul to Prior, no run, big appeal for caught-behind, but Nigel Llong immediately indicates that clipped the pad as Prior hurtled down the pitch

6.6

Rampaul to Prior, no run, elegant strike, but ineffective as cover intercepts a full-flowing drive. Another lovely over

End of over 7 (2 runs) England 13/0 (RR: 1.85)
MJ Prior    3* (21b)      R Rampaul    4-1-7-0
AN Cook    7* (21b)      DBL Powell    3-1-5-0

7.1

Powell to Cook, FOUR, the first genuinely loose delivery from Powell - short, wide, asking to be hit, and that lands six inches inside the rope at deep point

7.2

Powell to Cook, no run, good response. Immediately tightens his line and zips past the edge again

7.3

Powell to Cook, no run, width again, but less of it this time. A bottom-edged cut gives Ramdin a bit of a flutter as he changes direction to field behind the stumps

7.4

Powell to Cook, no run, firm strike off the back foot, but can't pick the gap. Nice shot but no way through the field

7.5

Powell to Cook, no run, beautiful bowling again, bursts past the edge and straight through to the keeper

Powell's fastest delivery so far today has been 91.8mph (147kph). His slowest has been 88mph (141.3kph). That's brisk

7.6

Powell to Cook, no run, shorter in length, but excellent line again. Straight through to the keeper at a good height

End of over 8 (4 runs) England 17/0 (RR: 2.12)
AN Cook    11* (27b 1x4)      DBL Powell    4-1-9-0
MJ Prior    3* (21b)      R Rampaul    4-1-7-0

8.1

Rampaul to Prior, no run, hurried again, but defended out to point

8.2

Rampaul to Prior, 1 run, two steps down the pitch and a quick single, steered to midwicket

8.3

Rampaul to Cook, 1 run, short and Cook goes after it, but he's cramped for room and a top-edge just loops out of reach of midwicket. England are getting frustrated and taking a few chances

8.4

Rampaul to Prior, no run, full and straight again, clipped to midwicket

Prior is busy at the crease, but just can't find the gaps

8.5

Rampaul to Prior, no run, dancing footwork again, but this drive dribbles out to cover

8.6

Rampaul to Prior, no run, advances down the pitch again, but can't connect with a smear over midwicket. The ball raps the pad and rolls into the off side

Just the one boundary so far. New era, same story so far for England's new opening combination. Momentum is proving hard to come by

End of over 9 (2 runs) England 19/0 (RR: 2.11)
MJ Prior    4* (26b)      R Rampaul    5-1-9-0
AN Cook    12* (28b 1x4)      DBL Powell    4-1-9-0

9.1

Powell to Cook, no run, short and onto Cook quickly. His attempted pull takes an under-edge and just misses the stumps. It ain't easy out there

9.2

Powell to Cook, FOUR, that's the shot he's been looking for. Just a fraction of width, Cook hangs back in the crease and creams that through the covers off the back foot. Good shot

9.3

Powell to Cook, no run, more positive intent, but can't beat cover this time

9.4

Powell to Cook, no run, good delivery, keeps a touch low as it eludes the edge and Ramdin fields on the bounce

9.5

Powell to Cook, no run, much better carry this time. This one seams back, inside Cook's attempted drive. Misses the stumps by a whisker

9.6

Powell to Cook, 3 runs, much more composed shot this time. Fuller and straighter, and clipped to the edge of the rope at deep midwicket

End of over 10 (7 runs) England 26/0 (RR: 2.60)
AN Cook    19* (34b 2x4)      DBL Powell    5-1-16-0
MJ Prior    4* (26b)      R Rampaul    5-1-9-0

10.1

Rampaul to Cook, 1 run, full and straight, met with a straight bat and a checked drive back down the ground

10.2

Rampaul to Prior, 1 run, shuffles across the crease and turned to short midwicket

10.3

Rampaul to Cook, 1 run, full and straight again, defended in front of off stump, and a quick single

10.4

Rampaul to Prior, FOUR, there it is at last, Prior's first boundary and it's a fine flowing drive through the covers. Just a bit too much width

10.5

Rampaul to Prior, no run, more attacking intent, but this time Prior can't connect properly with his pull shot

10.6

Rampaul to Prior, no run, zeroes in on the blockhole, and met with a firm push out to cover

End of over 11 (7 runs) England 33/0 (RR: 3.00)
MJ Prior    9* (30b 1x4)      R Rampaul    6-1-16-0
AN Cook    21* (36b 2x4)      DBL Powell    5-1-16-0

11.1

Powell to Cook, no run, tight line and length yet again, met with a firm push to mid-off

11.2

Powell to Cook, 1 run, short and cut firmly, but again Cook can't beat the field. He does get a single as the ball bobbles off Dwayne Smith at backward point

11.3

Powell to Prior, 2 runs, didn't quite get hold of it, but two more precious runs from a pull to deep midwicket

11.4

Powell to Prior, 2 runs, full and tailing towards the slips, and a good squirted steer through backward point. Nice timing

11.5

Powell to Prior, 1 run, a fraction shorter and angled into the thigh pad, a scampered single

11.6

Powell to Cook, 1 run, firm push into the covers and good running. A more productive over for England

"England should pretend it's a Twenty20 game," says Rob Christmas Carroll. You don't say

End of over 12 (7 runs) England 40/0 (RR: 3.33)
AN Cook    23* (39b 2x4)      DBL Powell    6-1-23-0
MJ Prior    14* (33b 1x4)      R Rampaul    6-1-16-0

12.1

Rampaul to Cook, no run, pushed out to midwicket

12.2

Rampaul to Cook, no run, angled onto the pads again, clipped to midwicket again

12.3

Rampaul to Cook, FOUR, third time lucky for Cook. On the pads again, and this time it rockets straight off the middle of the bat. Not a slog in sight. Measured batting

12.4

Rampaul to Cook, no run, a mix-up, and Prior had given that up for dead as he hurtled down in search of a quick single. Rampaul had two stumps to aim at at short midwicket, but missed. A let-off

12.5

Rampaul to Cook, 2 runs, slower ball, clipped off the pads to backward square

12.6

Rampaul to Cook, no run, faster and fuller, defended on off stump

England looking busier now, but the runs still aren't flowing. West Indies would have liked a breakthrough by now though. Here's Fidel Edwards to try and provide one

Interesting selection this one. He's raw and rapid. Could be expensive, but if the wickets come, West Indies won't complain

End of over 13 (6 runs) England 46/0 (RR: 3.53)
AN Cook    29* (45b 3x4)      R Rampaul    7-1-22-0
MJ Prior    14* (33b 1x4)      DBL Powell    6-1-23-0

13.1

Edwards to Prior, 1 run, decent line, length and pace to start. Prior drives watchfully into the covers

13.2

Edwards to Cook, no run, tight to off stump, at 87mph as well. Not top speed yet, but accurate

13.3

Edwards to Cook, OUT, that's the breakthrough! Short and nasty late lift, Cook was rushed into the pull shot and a steepling top-edge could have been taken by any of three men converging at short backward square. Bravo took responsibility, and made no mistake

AN Cook c Bravo b Edwards 29 (54m 47b 3x4 0x6) SR: 61.70

13.4

Edwards to Prior, 1 run

13.5

Edwards to Bell, no run, short and straight, Bell sways out of line

13.6

Edwards to Bell, 1 run, angled into the pads, and Bell keeps the strike

Meanwhile, in the words of Pink Floyd, is there anybody out there?

End of over 14 (3 runs) England 49/1 (RR: 3.50)
IR Bell    1* (2b)      FH Edwards    1-0-3-1
MJ Prior    16* (35b 1x4)      R Rampaul    7-1-22-0

14.1

DR Smith to Bell, no run, another mix-up, and again it was Prior backing up too far that caused the problem. Bell sent him back after a steer to point, but this time Prior would have been safe

14.2

DR Smith to Bell, no run, outside off, left alone

14.3

DR Smith to Bell, FOUR, lovely strike. Smith is too slow to be inaccurate, and Bell latched onto one that drifted onto the pads, and it hurtled down the slope to the fence

A slip comes out in response

14.4

DR Smith to Bell, no run, better line and length, respectfully treated

14.5

DR Smith to Bell, no run, on off stump once again. Pushed back down the track

14.6

DR Smith to Bell, FOUR, too much room on the off side this time. A wide half-volley and Bell puts that away with aplomb

Well, as England pick up the pace, West Indies take their final Powerplay. TIme to hand over to Gnasher McGlashan

End of over 15 (8 runs) England 57/1 (RR: 3.80)
IR Bell    9* (8b 2x4)      DR Smith    1-0-8-0
MJ Prior    16* (35b 1x4)      FH Edwards    1-0-3-1

Thanks Andrew, jolly fun to be here

15.1

Edwards to Prior, no run, top delivery, extra bounce for Edwards as this one lifts off the surface past Prior's edge

15.2

Edwards to Prior, no run, played from the crease, from the top of the bounce and back down to the pitch

15.3

Edwards to Prior, no run, shoulders arms and the ball carries nicely to Ramdin

15.4

Edwards to Prior, 1 run, squeezed off a think inside half of the bat into the gap at midwicket

15.5

Edwards to Bell, no run, flings in another bounce, which climbs high and handsomely past Prior and was incredibly close to being a wide...Edwards a lucky boy

15.6

Edwards to Bell, 1 run, drifts onto middle and Prior flicks elegantly through square leg for a couple

"Yes I'm here! Just nodded off for a second!" exclaims Scott Mahedy, at the home office. "So much for England's new start! I wonder how many runs the Aussies or Sri Lanka would have amassed by now?" Nodding off at the home office? Haven't you got rather a busy day today, Scott?

End of over 16 (2 runs) England 59/1 (RR: 3.68)
IR Bell    10* (10b 2x4)      FH Edwards    2-0-5-1
MJ Prior    17* (39b 1x4)      DR Smith    1-0-8-0

16.1

DR Smith to Bell, 1 run, pitched up from Smith and takes a thick edge down to fine leg

16.2

DR Smith to Prior, no run, nearly another mix-up...Prior drops the ball into the off side and wants the single but Bell doesn't agree and for the third time today would have been left stranded if Bravo had been able to collect the ball cleanly

16.3

DR Smith to Prior, no run, dropped into the leg side, comfortable run this time

16.4

DR Smith to Prior, 1 run, plays with soft hands and drops it down by his feet, they agree on the quick single and make it with time to spare

16.5

DR Smith to Bell, 1 run

16.6

DR Smith to Prior, 1 run, Prior living on the edge with his running, again played into the off side and calls Bell through, who has to dive to make his ground as the throw is well wide of the stumps

That's drinks. England trying to increase the tempo here, but they are using some risky running mixed with more convincing strokes

End of over 17 (4 runs) England 63/1 (RR: 3.70)
MJ Prior    19* (43b 1x4)      DR Smith    2-0-12-0
IR Bell    12* (12b 2x4)      FH Edwards    2-0-5-1

17.1

Edwards to Prior, FOUR, quick full toss on leg stump is dispatched with ease through midwicket by Prior, who has battled hard through the early conditions and now wants to fill his boots

17.2

Edwards to Prior, 1 wide, hits 90mph but drifts down the leg side and the umpire stretches out his arms

17.2

Edwards to Prior, 1 run, inside edge into the pad, falls into the off side and both batsmen agree on the run with few alarms

17.3

Edwards to Bell, 1 run, pushed into the on side, placed well in front of mid on to keep the strike rotating

17.4

Edwards to Prior, 1 run, uses the pace nicely, flicks off his hip down to fine leg...looks for the second but it's a strong throw from the deep

17.5

Edwards to Bell, 1 wide, that's a wide in any cricket...it barely landed on the cut strip and Ramdin was forced to dive across first slip to take it

17.5

Edwards to Bell, no run, much tighter to the off stump, Bell watches it go through

17.6

Edwards to Bell, no run, beauty, pitched on off stump and seamed away, drawing Bell into a defensive prod which nearly takes the edge

Daren Powell returns to replace Dwayne Smith, he started with an impressive six-over spell and hasn't had a long break

End of over 18 (9 runs) England 72/1 (RR: 4.00)
IR Bell    13* (15b 2x4)      FH Edwards    3-0-14-1
MJ Prior    25* (46b 2x4)      DR Smith    2-0-12-0

18.1

Powell to Prior, 1 run, worked past square leg and well fielded by Bravo to keep it to one

18.2

Powell to Bell, no run, Bell is squared up slightly as the delivery straightens off the pitch, but defends into the off side

18.3

Powell to Bell, 1 run, angled into the off side, the judgment between these two is becoming better after the early alarms

18.4

Powell to Prior, no run, full on middle and worked down the on side of the pitch, Powell slips in his follow through but gets up okay

18.5

Powell to Prior, no run, forced square on the off side from the back foot

18.6

Powell to Prior, no run, spearing in towards middle, Prior digs the ball out well, timing it impressively but picks out mid off

End of over 19 (2 runs) England 74/1 (RR: 3.89)
MJ Prior    26* (50b 2x4)      DBL Powell    7-1-25-0
IR Bell    14* (17b 2x4)      FH Edwards    3-0-14-1

19.1

Edwards to Bell, 2 runs, guided over the slip cordon, travels in the air a long way towards third man who makes a tumbling save on the rope to prevent a boundary

19.2

Edwards to Bell, 2 runs, this one is played along the floor down to the third man and good running brings Bell back for two...there's nothing wrong with his groin now

19.3

Edwards to Bell, no run, well bowled, climbs off a length over the off stump as Bell raises his bat high out of the way the stares down Edwards

19.4

Edwards to Bell, 2 runs, whipped of his pads, through square leg and there's a comfortable brace for Bell who is ticking along nicely at the moment

19.5

Edwards to Bell, no run, outside off stump, plenty of pace of Edwards, and Bell isn't at all interested

19.6

Edwards to Bell, no run, Bell brings out a touch of the limbo as he sways back to avoid another bouncer which is heading towards his chest...well bowled, another hostile over from Edwards

England will be fairly pleased with this platform given the conditions they have faced, West Indies haven't quite made the most of the help on offer...Dwayne Smith is bakc

End of over 20 (6 runs) England 80/1 (RR: 4.00)
IR Bell    20* (23b 2x4)      FH Edwards    4-0-20-1
MJ Prior    26* (50b 2x4)      DBL Powell    7-1-25-0

20.1

DR Smith to Prior, no run, hits the spot first up, Prior defends back to Smith

Ramdin up to the stumps

20.2

DR Smith to Prior, 1 run, tucked into the leg side, easy run on offer

20.3

DR Smith to Bell, no run, Bell doesn't connect cleanly and can't find in the on side

20.4

DR Smith to Bell, 1 run, this time he turns it slightly more square and jogs through for another single

20.5

DR Smith to Prior, no run, very full from Smith, Prior drives with power but straight back to the bowler who parries it in his follow through

20.6

DR Smith to Prior, 2 runs, again the on side is profitable for these two as Prior picks off a loose delivery through midwicket

End of over 21 (4 runs) England 84/1 (RR: 4.00)
MJ Prior    29* (54b 2x4)      DR Smith    3-0-16-0
IR Bell    21* (25b 2x4)      FH Edwards    4-0-20-1

21.1

Edwards to Bell, no run, another short one from Edwards, Bell lowers his bat and gloves as he zooms through to Ramdin

21.2

Edwards to Bell, 1 run, uses the extra pace from Edwards to guide the ball down to third man

21.3

Edwards to Prior, 1 run, very sensible batting from Prior, waits for the ball and deflects it backward of point...this isn't his usual style of play but just what England needed today

21.4

Edwards to Bell, 3 runs, too straight from Edwards, easy pickings for Bell who flicks past square leg with sweet timing...nearly reaches the boundary, but long leg makes it just in time and keeps them to three

21.5

Edwards to Prior, 1 run, bounces towards Priors hip, who can't quite time it as well as Bell on the previous ball and takes the single

21.6

Edwards to Bell, 1 run, third man is kept busy as Bell angles the ball away, sensible one-day cricket from England...but that isn't something that has always come easily in recent times

End of over 22 (7 runs) England 91/1 (RR: 4.13)
IR Bell    26* (29b 2x4)      FH Edwards    5-0-27-1
MJ Prior    31* (56b 2x4)      DR Smith    3-0-16-0

22.1

DR Smith to Bell, no run, plays and misses at a cut, well taken by Ramdin standing up to the stumps

22.2

DR Smith to Bell, no run, driven firmly, on the walk, one bounce back to Smith

22.3

DR Smith to Bell, 1 run, finds the gap this time, brings Prior back into strike

22.4

DR Smith to Prior, no run, pushed to midwicket, no chance of a run

22.5

DR Smith to Prior, 1 run, forced out to deep cover, Gayle has started to put some sweepers back now

22.6

DR Smith to Bell, no run, picks out backward point, who makes a sharp diving save to prevent any runs

The breeze has picked up at Lord's, but hopefully that will blow the clouds away and keep the sun out...time for some spin, here's Marlon Samuels

End of over 23 (2 runs) England 93/1 (RR: 4.04)
IR Bell    27* (33b 2x4)      DR Smith    4-0-18-0
MJ Prior    32* (58b 2x4)      FH Edwards    5-0-27-1

23.1

Samuels to Prior, no run, floated onto middle, worked down the pitch and Samuels fields

23.2

Samuels to Prior, 1 run, knocked up to long on, simple really

23.3

Samuels to Bell, 1 run, Bell guides down to short third man, who fumbles but it stays at a single

23.4

Samuels to Prior, no run, this time straight to short third-man

23.5

Samuels to Prior, no run, turned to midwicket, but can't find the gap

23.6

Samuels to Prior, 1 run, picks out deep midwicket this time, so Prior keeps the strike

Samuels another spinner who doesn't waste any time getting through his overs

End of over 24 (3 runs) England 96/1 (RR: 4.00)
MJ Prior    34* (63b 2x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-3-0
IR Bell    28* (34b 2x4)      DR Smith    4-0-18-0

24.1

DR Smith to Prior, no run, inside edge into the pads, can't get a single

24.2

DR Smith to Prior, OUT, the breakthrough for West Indies, and it's the golden arm of Dwayne Smith that does it again. A full delivery on middle, Prior plays across the line and is struck on the pad. Nigel Llong is quick to raise his finger and a one-day innings from Prior again stalls in the 30s again. Replays show the ball would have clipped leg stump

MJ Prior lbw b DR Smith 34 (102m 65b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.30

24.3

DR Smith to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen lets his first ball go through to Ramdin

24.4

DR Smith to Pietersen, no run, and his second...at least he has a solid base to start from

24.5

DR Smith to Pietersen, no run, onto the front foot, blocked back to Smith

24.6

DR Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, drifts onto the leg stump, Pietersen uses his strong wrists to flick out to deep square-leg and opens his account

Important strike for West Indies, can they build on it with a new batsman to target? Chris Gayle going straight back to seam and calls on Dwayne Bravo, who likes a contest with Pietersen

End of over 25 (1 run) England 97/2 (RR: 3.88)
KP Pietersen    1* (4b)      DR Smith    5-0-19-1
IR Bell    28* (34b 2x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-3-0

25.1

Bravo to Pietersen, no run, gentle medium pace, Pietersen pats it back to the bowler...gentle all round actually, how nice

25.2

Bravo to Pietersen, 3 runs, immense bottom-hand power from Pietersen, flicks this from middle and off stump through midwicket and it pulls up just short of the boundary

25.3

Bravo to Bell, no run, hint of away swing for Bravo, Bell still happy to let the ball go

25.4

Bravo to Bell, 1 run, angles this through the slip area, down to third man who is quick enough to keep them to a single

25.5

Bravo to Pietersen, no run, driven with power and flair, but straight at short extra-cover who gets down in time to prevent it shooting across the outfield

25.6

Bravo to Pietersen, 1 run, punched from the crease out to the sweeper at deep cover

End of over 26 (5 runs) England 102/2 (RR: 3.92)
KP Pietersen    5* (8b)      DJ Bravo    1-0-5-0
IR Bell    29* (36b 2x4)      DR Smith    5-0-19-1

26.1

DR Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, the delivery holds its line and takes the edge, but Pietersen was always in control of the shot and played with soft hands down to third man

26.2

DR Smith to Bell, 2 runs, rolls his wrists and sends the ball down to long leg for brace

26.3

DR Smith to Bell, 1 wide, just a touch too wide from Smith, Bell lets it go and the umpire doesn't let the bowler get away with it

26.3

DR Smith to Bell, no run, neatly driven down to long off

26.4

DR Smith to Bell, 1 run, worked off the pads out to deep backward square-leg, nothing ever looks much effort for Bell

26.5

DR Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, huge moment of luck for Pietersen, goes for an expansive drive and Ramdin has little chance to take the inside edge while he is standing up to the stumps...can't really call it a drop, but Pietersen could easily have dragged into his stumps as well

26.6

DR Smith to Bell, no run, comfortably defended back down the pitch

End of over 27 (6 runs) England 108/2 (RR: 4.00)
IR Bell    32* (40b 2x4)      DR Smith    6-0-25-1
KP Pietersen    7* (10b)      DJ Bravo    1-0-5-0

27.1

Bravo to Pietersen, 1 run, guided very fine by Pietersen, superb deft touch, but third man is quick out of the blocks

27.2

Bravo to Bell, no run, punched to mid on

27.3

Bravo to Bell, 1 run, third man doesn't have much time to relax, Bell picks him out with another glide and another single

27.4

Bravo to Pietersen, 1 run, dabbled into the off side, splits backward point and cover for an easy run

27.5

Bravo to Bell, no run, played into the on side, Bravo - sore ankle and all - is quickly across to complete the fielding

27.6

Bravo to Bell, no run, tight line, on off stump, Bell is all defence

End of over 28 (3 runs) England 111/2 (RR: 3.96)
IR Bell    33* (44b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-8-0
KP Pietersen    9* (12b)      DR Smith    6-0-25-1

28.1

DR Smith to Pietersen, 2 runs, forced square with plenty of flourish by Pietersen, but not quite perfect timing, out towards deep point and third man runs around

28.2

DR Smith to Pietersen, no run, can't find the gap this time

28.3

DR Smith to Pietersen, no run, straight back to Smith

28.4

DR Smith to Pietersen, 1 wide, way down the leg side, big wide

28.4

DR Smith to Pietersen, no run, driven to mid on, Pietersen having to work hard for all his runs

28.5

DR Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, picks out the gap at midwicket, the fielder on the rope keeps it to one

28.6

DR Smith to Bell, 2 leg byes, takes the pad, fine past the keeper, and the ball doesn't have much pace on it which means Bell scampers back for two

End of over 29 (6 runs) England 117/2 (RR: 4.03)
IR Bell    33* (45b 2x4)      DR Smith    7-0-29-1
KP Pietersen    12* (17b)      DJ Bravo    2-0-8-0

29.1

Bravo to Pietersen, FOUR, welcome relief for Pietersen, slightly off line down the leg side, and a fine leg-glance takes it quickly to the boundary...England's first for 12 overs and a classy shot from KP

29.2

Bravo to Pietersen, no run, picks out the infield on the on side

29.3

Bravo to Pietersen, no run, dropped into the on side, Pietersen wants one but realises it's not on

29.4

Bravo to Pietersen, no run, crunched straight to mid on, a foot either side and that would have been four more...Bravo takes a tumble but is alright

29.5

Bravo to Pietersen, no run, driven to backward point, Pietersen not holding back with his shots

29.6

Bravo to Pietersen, 1 run, played on the up, square through the off side out to the man on the cover fence

That's it from me for now. For the next 10 overs or so it's back to Andrew Miller. Why thank you, Gnasher. How splendid to be back

End of over 30 (5 runs) England 122/2 (RR: 4.06)
KP Pietersen    17* (23b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-13-0
IR Bell    33* (45b 2x4)      DR Smith    7-0-29-1

30.1

DR Smith to Pietersen, 2 runs, leg-stump and whipped away to the deep. Plenty intent in that shot

30.2

DR Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, width, and driven hard. But not quite timed

30.3

DR Smith to Bell, no run, tight to the stumps, angled in from off to middle, steered to midwicket

30.4

DR Smith to Bell, 1 run, a firm slap past a sprawling cover, still not quite timed though. Smith varying his pace well

30.5

DR Smith to Pietersen, no run, angled into the pads, a yelp of an appeal as Pietersen misses his flick. But not out

30.6

DR Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, big stride and pushed firmly down to long-on. England still content to tick along

End of over 31 (5 runs) England 127/2 (RR: 4.09)
KP Pietersen    21* (27b 1x4)      DR Smith    8-0-34-1
IR Bell    34* (47b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-13-0

31.1

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, great fielding from Edwards, hurtling across in his followthrough as Pietersen squirts one into the leg-side - one-handed pick-up-and-throw from a short-leg position. Bell would have been run out if that had hit

31.2

Edwards to Bell, no run, outside off stump, fizzes through. Good bowling

31.3

Edwards to Bell, no run, short, and pushed back down into the pitch

31.4

Edwards to Bell, 1 run, width, and steered into the gap

31.5

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, short, and Pietersen sways out of line. Edwards grimaces in his followthrough. Ankle trouble?

31.6

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, short again, Pietersen rolls his wrists on a controlled pull to deep midwicket

End of over 32 (3 runs) England 130/2 (RR: 4.06)
KP Pietersen    23* (30b 1x4)      FH Edwards    6-0-30-1
IR Bell    35* (50b 2x4)      DR Smith    8-0-34-1

32.1

DR Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, full and angled into the legs, driven out to midwicket with a full face of the bat

32.2

DR Smith to Bell, 1 run, squirted down to third man, another single to keep things ticking

32.3

DR Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, one more to the total, turned behind square

32.4

DR Smith to Bell, 1 run, whipped off the pads again. Useful unflustered momentum for England

32.5

DR Smith to Pietersen, no run, another cross-court forehand from Pietersen, intercepted at midwicket

32.6

DR Smith to Pietersen, no run, midwicket fields again. Good control being exercised

"Well, with the washout in Belfast, I'm glad there's at least one South African playing cricket today," says Edward. Can't imagine who he's talking about

End of over 33 (4 runs) England 134/2 (RR: 4.06)
KP Pietersen    25* (34b 1x4)      DR Smith    9-0-38-1
IR Bell    37* (52b 2x4)      FH Edwards    6-0-30-1

33.1

Edwards to Bell, no run, pitched up on leg stump, pushed out to mid-on

33.2

Edwards to Bell, no run, just back of a length, Bell defends into his crease and thinks about a single. Nothing doing there

33.3

Edwards to Bell, 1 run, pummelled out to deep point off the back foot, but no way through

Just eight fours in this innings. Sixty singles. Four threes. Tells a story of sorts

33.4

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, almost out twice there! Big appeal for lbw, then a tight squeeze as Pietersen backflipped into his crease as the shy came in from point. Would have been not out on both counts though

33.5

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, just back of a length. Nothing on offer there

33.6

Edwards to Pietersen, 2 runs, wicket-to-wicket delivery, aimed at the top of off, Pietersen nurdles that to third man, and that's drinks. What a splendid idea

End of over 34 (3 runs) England 137/2 (RR: 4.02)
KP Pietersen    27* (37b 1x4)      FH Edwards    7-0-33-1
IR Bell    38* (55b 2x4)      DR Smith    9-0-38-1

34.1

DR Smith to Bell, no run, pushed out to cover

34.2

DR Smith to Bell, no run, right up in the blockhole, pushed back to the bowler

34.3

DR Smith to Bell, 1 run, good bowling again, Bell can only whip this off middle for another single

Keeper up to the stumps, England being pinned down well

34.4

DR Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, bit of room, but Pietersen can't beat the cover ring

34.5

DR Smith to Bell, 1 run, Lord's is like a morgue today. One boundary in the last 17 overs, and Pietersen's been there for 41 minutes

34.6

DR Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, turned round the corner, and that's the end of an excellent spell. Just 41 runs in ten overs, and eight of those came in two shots in his first over

Time for some spin. Here's Samuels for his second over

End of over 35 (4 runs) England 141/2 (RR: 4.02)
KP Pietersen    29* (39b 1x4)      DR Smith    10-0-42-1
IR Bell    40* (59b 2x4)      FH Edwards    7-0-33-1

35.1

Samuels to Pietersen, no run, right on the spot, outside off, hint of tweak

35.2

Samuels to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen comes to meet that one, but its so so slow, and he has to wait to turn it to midwicket

35.3

Samuels to Pietersen, 1 run, finds the single on the leg-side this time

35.4

Samuels to Bell, 1 run, nudged down to third man

35.5

Samuels to Pietersen, 1 run, agonisingly slow turn again. Pietersen tries to apply some oomph through midwicket but its as if the ball never arrives

35.6

Samuels to Bell, no run, down to backward point, and that's an excellent first over back

Here's Dwayne Bravo, in defiance of medical orders. Keeper standing up, four inside the circle

End of over 36 (3 runs) England 144/2 (RR: 4.00)
IR Bell    41* (61b 2x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-6-0
KP Pietersen    31* (43b 1x4)      DR Smith    10-0-42-1

36.1

Bravo to Pietersen, 1 run, measured drive out to the cover sweeper

36.2

Bravo to Bell, 1 run, floated onto a driveable length outside off, Bell takes the aerial route and chips it over the infield to long-off

36.3

Bravo to Pietersen, 1 run, a firmer slash outside off, picked up in the deep again

36.4

Bravo to Bell, 1 run, back of a length, wicket-to-wicket delivery, pushed off the line of middle stump to mid-on

36.5

Bravo to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen itching to get on with things, but Bravo unfazed by some horseplay at the crease, and produces a good yorker

36.6

Bravo to Pietersen, OUT, got him, and that's a huge moment for West Indies! Pietersen was bound to go for it sooner or later - he went for it sooner, slashing a wild drive to Samuels leaping above his head at backward point.

KP Pietersen c Samuels b Bravo 33 (48m 47b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.21

Reward for some excellent disciplined bowling from West Indies. Pietersen was tied down and paid the price for his frustration.

Here's Owais Shah, earning a promotion after his Twenty20 matchwinning

End of over 37 (4 runs) England 148/3 (RR: 4.00)
     DJ Bravo    4-0-17-1
IR Bell    43* (63b 2x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-6-0

37.1

Samuels to Bell, no run, turned out to midwicket

37.2

Samuels to Bell, 1 run, pushed to backward point

37.3

Samuels to Shah, no run, slow, slow looping delivery, and teasing turn. Shah defends

37.4

Samuels to Shah, no run, defensive again. Nothing to work with here

37.5

Samuels to Shah, no run, pushed down in the crease

37.6

Samuels to Shah, 1 run, 44mph that last delivery, with is almost too slow to reach the batsman. Shah plays an uncomfortable late shovel to midwicket

End of over 38 (2 runs) England 150/3 (RR: 3.94)
OA Shah    1* (4b)      MN Samuels    3-0-8-0
IR Bell    44* (65b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-17-1

38.1

Bravo to Shah, 4 byes, superb slower ball, and that has deceived absolutely everyone. Passed Shah on the full toss, shaved the off stump, and passed through Ramdin's legs for a welcome boundary. England's first since the 30th over

38.2

Bravo to Shah, no run, defended. Shah still playing himself in

38.3

Bravo to Shah, no run, wicket-to-wicket. Defended again

38.4

Bravo to Shah, 1 run, onto the front foot, and a sloppy piece of fielding by Chanderpaul at cover gifts a single and brought Bell onto strike

38.5

Bravo to Bell, 1 leg bye, attempted yorker, and a stifled appeal as this one swings down leg. Well bowled again

38.6

Bravo to Shah, 1 run

End of over 39 (7 runs) England 157/3 (RR: 4.02)
OA Shah    3* (9b)      DJ Bravo    5-0-19-1
IR Bell    44* (66b 2x4)      MN Samuels    3-0-8-0

39.1

Samuels to Shah, no run

39.2

Samuels to Shah, 1 run, clipped out to square leg

39.3

Samuels to Bell, 1 run, shorter this time, and carved to the cover sweeper

39.4

Samuels to Shah, 1 run, good fielding in the deep from Dwayne Smith, and that ripple of applause is the most animated this crowd has been all innings

39.5

Samuels to Bell, 1 run, thumped into the deep, and a collision mid-pitch as Bell is caught ball-watching

39.6

Samuels to Shah, 2 runs, Shah finds the gap at last

Ten overs to go, England need to pick up the tempo. Here's Gnasher

End of over 40 (6 runs) England 163/3 (RR: 4.07)
OA Shah    7* (13b)      MN Samuels    4-0-14-0
IR Bell    46* (68b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    5-0-19-1

Hi folks, so what can England muster from here...240? We shall see, meanwhile here's Daren Powell

40.1

Powell to Bell, 2 runs, starts on leg stump and Bell flicks him fine down to long leg, puts pressure on the fielder and makes it back for two

40.2

Powell to Bell, 2 runs, glides down to third man and more excellent running between Bell and Shah brings two, which takes Bell to a grafting half-century off 70 balls

40.3

Powell to Bell, no run, flicked to midwicket

Bell has often got into this position and then thrown it away, he must carry on here from England's point of view

40.4

Powell to Bell, 3 runs, it's all happening...handsome flowing drive from Bell that finds the gap at cover and races out towards the boundary, a brilliant piece of work from long off makes the save and a strong throw means Bell has to dive for his ground. The third umpire is called for and Bell is home by a few inches, the extra time it took Smith to take the ball and break the stumps

40.5

Powell to Shah, 1 run, dropped into the leg side and these two appear to have a good understanding over the singles

40.6

Powell to Bell, 2 runs, well placed from Bell, flicked through midwicket and deep square-leg can't stop them coming back for two

End of over 41 (10 runs) England 173/3 (RR: 4.21)
IR Bell    55* (73b 2x4)      DBL Powell    8-1-35-0
OA Shah    8* (14b)      MN Samuels    4-0-14-0

41.1

Samuels to Shah, 1 run, Shah backs away and tries to force through the covers, but finds the man on the edge of the ring

41.2

Samuels to Bell, no run, turned to midwicket

41.3

Samuels to Bell, 1 run, short and helped round the corner by Bell out to deep square-leg

41.4

Samuels to Shah, no run, Shah uses his feet, plays straight to cover

41.5

Samuels to Shah, 2 runs, tickled down through short fine-leg, good job he hit that because he was right in front of all three stumps

41.6

Samuels to Shah, OUT, well, that was on the cards to be honest. Shah slaps it hard to Gayle on the edge of the circle at cover and Bell has already raced up the pitch for a single...Gayle just has to lob the ball towards Samuels at the stumps and Bell is out by half a pitch. So much for these two running well together

IR Bell run out 56 (115m 75b 2x4 0x6) SR: 74.66

Another wasted wicket for England, which means a new batsmen has to start an innings with only eight overs remaining. West Indies will be delighted with the position

End of over 42 (4 runs) England 177/4 (RR: 4.21)
OA Shah    11* (18b)      MN Samuels    5-0-18-0
     DBL Powell    8-1-35-0

42.1

Powell to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood watches his first ball go past

42.2

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, dropped into the leg side and Collingwood is up and running

42.3

Powell to Shah, 2 runs, flicked off the toes down to long leg, this time the running works and they make it back for two

42.4

Powell to Shah, 1 run, moves across the stumps and shuffles this one out to deep square-leg

And this is a spanner in the works, the rain has swept in across the ground and everyone heads off for the pavilion. Hopefully it's just a passing shower, no one seems too concerned, so stay with us for more news.

This stoppage won't England's chances of building some late momentum, while West Indies' bowlers won't want to cool down too much then have to start again for a short stint in the field. However, already the sky is looking clearer and at the moment only the hover cover is on the pitch.

Not great news I'm afraid, the rain is now coming down much more heavily and the full covering is now on to protect the run ups and the square. It must be a very local downpour, because a few miles down the road from NW8, in W14, it's cloudy but dry...at the moment. Wait until I run out to grab lunch, then it'll thrown down on me.

2.00pm Still dank at Lord's, all the covers are on so any resumption is a while away yet. Stay tuned.

2.05pm Not that it really helps much, but the sun is now beating down in Shepherds Bush, which is just a few miles from Lord's.

2.10pm Some promising signs. The rain has moved away and there is a chance play will resume in the not too distant future...the ground staff are busy taking the water off the covers, the hover cover has saved countless hours and overs at Lord's, so hopefully it won't be long. The word is that it will take about half an hour to shift the covers, although there are still a few spots of rain in the air.

2.30pm Good news. Play will resume at 2.40 and England will complete their innings. There will then be a 30-minute interval before West Indies begin the chase.

We have players on the field, which is very exciting, so the action is about to start again.

42.5

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood uses his feet, but the ball is short of a length and he can only fend it backward of square on the leg side

42.6

Powell to Shah, no run, fuller this time and flicked to midwicket

So that completes the unfinished over from the rain break...seven more to go. Here's Fidel Edwards

End of over 43 (5 runs) England 182/4 (RR: 4.23)
OA Shah    14* (21b)      DBL Powell    9-1-40-0
PD Collingwood    2* (3b)      MN Samuels    5-0-18-0

43.1

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood gives himself room and carves to backward point, no chance of a run as Chanderpaul does the fielding

43.2

Edwards to Collingwood, 2 runs, again moves to leg and fends down to third man where some lazy fielding allows Collingwood back for two

43.3

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, goes for the inswinging yorker, heading past leg stump and Collingwood digs it out down to long on

43.4

Edwards to Shah, no run, well bowled, back of a length and still a hint of movement. Shah can't force it away

43.5

Edwards to Shah, 1 run, Shah jumps across his crease to a delivery that is well wide of off stump and pops the ball into the leg side

43.6

Edwards to Collingwood, OUT, that's comprehensive, Collingwood gives himself room and doesn't make contact, which leaves his stumps exposed and Edwards is straight enough to take advantage. Big wicket for West Indies as England lose their way

PD Collingwood b Edwards 5 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

The innings is threatening to fizzle out after that rain break with the batsmen not appearing able to force the pace. Dimitri Mascarenhas is the new batsman, but won't face

End of over 44 (4 runs) England 186/5 (RR: 4.22)
     FH Edwards    8-0-37-2
OA Shah    15* (23b)      DBL Powell    9-1-40-0

44.1

Powell to Shah, no run, pushed to midwicket, nearly a mix-up but Mascarenhas makes it back easily enough

44.2

Powell to Shah, FOUR, finally a boundary, and some innovation as Shah predicts the short ball and shovels it backward of square...first boundary off the bat since the 30th over

44.3

Powell to Shah, 1 run, quick single to mid on

44.4

Powell to Mascarenhas, no run, beaten all ends up, still assistance for the bowlers which will please the England attack

44.5

Powell to Mascarenhas, no run, big appeal, Mascarenhas taken on the boot but it's going down leg and Powell attempts an amusing throw with his left (wrong) arm

44.6

Powell to Mascarenhas, 1 run, off the mark, driven down to long on

End of over 45 (6 runs) England 192/5 (RR: 4.26)
AD Mascarenhas    1* (3b)      DBL Powell    10-1-46-0
OA Shah    20* (26b 1x4)      FH Edwards    8-0-37-2

45.1

Edwards to Mascarenhas, no run, back of a length, defended to cover

45.2

Edwards to Mascarenhas, 1 run, latches onto the pull, but only gets a single to deep backward-square...Edwards hit 91mph with that ball

45.3

Edwards to Shah, 1 wide, very loose from Edwards, misdirected yorker and it's speared down the leg side

45.3

Edwards to Shah, FOUR, glanced very fine, races away past Ramdin for a valuable boundary...the extra pace of Edwards helping

45.4

Edwards to Shah, 1 run, pushed towards point, easy single

45.5

Edwards to Mascarenhas, no run, quick and targeting leg stump, Mascarenhas digs it out but finds Gayle at cover

45.6

Edwards to Mascarenhas, OUT, cleaned up again, Edwards keeping it simple and effective. Slightly short of yorker length but Mascarenhas had already decided to open his shoulders and didn't make contact. The value of having a strike bowler is showing here

AD Mascarenhas b Edwards 2 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

Wickets falling regularly and England will do well to reach 230 from here. Only the bowlers left to support Shah, although Liam Plunkett has shown he can hit a long ball

End of over 46 (7 runs) England 199/6 (RR: 4.32)
     FH Edwards    9-0-44-3
OA Shah    25* (28b 2x4)      DBL Powell    10-1-46-0

Ravi Rampaul is back

46.1

Rampaul to Shah, FOUR, some power in that shot, only a hint of width but Shah cracks the cut shot away with immense force and nobody moved as it raced to the point fence

46.2

Rampaul to Shah, 1 run, attempted yorker, dug out towards midwicket to bring Plunkett onto strike

46.3

Rampaul to Plunkett, 1 run, Plunkett frees his arms and slashes down to third man

46.4

Rampaul to Shah, 1 leg bye, Shah tries to bring out the sweep/paddle but doesn't back contact and the ball bobbles into the leg side

46.5

Rampaul to Plunkett, 2 runs, uses his feet and slaps towards cover, where Chanderpaul can't quite make the save and they come back for two

46.6

Rampaul to Plunkett, 1 run, struck back over the bowler's head, down to long off who keeps it to a single

The England batsmen have been warned for running on the wicket...very naughty

End of over 47 (10 runs) England 209/6 (RR: 4.44)
LE Plunkett    4* (3b)      R Rampaul    8-1-31-0
OA Shah    30* (31b 3x4)      FH Edwards    9-0-44-3

47.1

Edwards to Plunkett, no run, full and straight, Plunkett can't get it away

47.2

Edwards to Plunkett, OUT, another one for Edwards, the short ball does the damage this time as Plunkett gets a thin top edge as tries to launch into a pull. Ramdin takes the catch with ease and it's deserved reward for Edwards

LE Plunkett c †Ramdin b Edwards 4 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

The bean-pole of Stuart Broad takes strike

47.3

Edwards to Broad, no run, and doesn't get within a country mile of an expansive drive...Edwards has been given a slip too, in the 48th over

47.4

Edwards to Broad, 1 no ball, quick and short "welcome to the crease" and a few words (or just a few stares, maybe) after Broad had ducked under the bouncer...great cricket

47.4

Edwards to Broad, OUT, brilliant from Fidel, 94mph, regulation outside through to Ramdin hands Edwards his fifth wicket and it only took him three balls to rough up Broad and give him another lesson in international cricket

SCJ Broad c †Ramdin b Edwards 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

And Edwards still has two balls...enough time to finish the innings? Here's Monty

47.5

Edwards to Panesar, no run, very full and Panesar jabs down on it, sending the ball one bounce to cover

47.6

Edwards to Panesar, no run, Panesar fishes outside off stump, misses, and Edwards completes an outstanding spell of varied pace bowling

There's been bouncers, yorkers, outswing, inswing, the lot from Fidel today

End of over 48 (1 run) England 210/8 (RR: 4.37)
MS Panesar    0* (2b)      FH Edwards    10-0-45-5
OA Shah    30* (31b 3x4)      R Rampaul    8-1-31-0

48.1

Rampaul to Shah, 2 runs, carved out through cover, makes it back for two to keep the strike

48.2

Rampaul to Shah, 1 leg bye, takes the pad, down to short fine-leg...Monty's turn

48.3

Rampaul to Panesar, 1 run, clubbed towards cover to bring Shah back on strike, huge amount of effort for not much result but England will be happy

Edwards' figures are his best in one-day cricket since he took 6 for 22 on debut against Zimbabwe at Harare in 2003-04

48.4

Rampaul to Shah, 1 wide, Shah tries to sweep, doesn't make contact and it whizzes past leg stump and is called a wide...tough call

48.4

Rampaul to Shah, 1 run, lashed out to deep cover, can't make it back this time

48.5

Rampaul to Panesar, no run, swing and a miss from Panesar, at least he's trying

48.6

Rampaul to Panesar, OUT, another one goes, Panesar swings across the line and is taken on the boot by a very full delivery and that was heading straight for middle stump...this has been a fairly horrendous demise from England, but is anyone really that surprised?

MS Panesar lbw b Rampaul 1 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

End of over 49 (6 runs) England 216/9 (RR: 4.40)
     R Rampaul    9-1-36-1
OA Shah    33* (34b 3x4)      FH Edwards    10-0-45-5

Bravo round the wicket

49.1

Bravo to Shah, FOUR, outside leg stump and Shah clips it down to fine leg, good start to the last over

Bravo back of the wicket...make your mind up

49.2

Bravo to Shah, 2 runs, slower ball, picked by Shah and launched towards long on, one bounce to the fielder and good running from Anderson makes two possible to keep Shah on strike

49.3

Bravo to Shah, 2 runs, heaved down to long on, almost on one knee, and more quick running brings two although the fielding wasn't great from West Indies...vital runs

49.4

Bravo to Shah, 1 run, steps to the leg side, finds the middle but slaps straight to mid off who's in the circle

49.5

Bravo to Anderson, OUT, all over, Anderson has a waft without making contact, Ramdin takes the ball and is already walking in so when Shah tries to steal the bye it's an easy throw and Shah is well short

OA Shah run out 42 (62m 38b 4x4 0x6) SR: 110.52

So England have been bowled out one ball short of their 50 overs, another disappointing batting effort although conditions weren't easy up front. Fidel Edwards is the star with five wickets, while Owais Shah's 42 lifted England to 225. Join us in around 20 minutes to find out how West Indies go about their chase.

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Jul 1, 2007

Monty Panesar celebrates the dismissal of Daren Powell, England v West Indies, 1st ODI, Lord's, July 1, 2007

Monty Panesar celebrates the dismissal of Daren Powell

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Jul 1, 2007

Stuart Broad bowls Denesh Ramdin for a duck, England v West Indies, 1st ODI, Lord's, July 1, 2007

Stuart Broad bowls Denesh Ramdin for a duck

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