The Wisden Trophy - 1st Test

England v West Indies

England won by 10 wickets

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39.2

Benn to Prior, no run, quicker ball first up, Prior is alert and defends to the on side

39.3

Benn to Prior, no run, goes back to this one, played down the pitch to Benn

39.4

Benn to Prior, no run, nicely bowled on middle, defended with a straight bat

39.5

Benn to Prior, no run, arm ball from Benn, and that shaped in late to Prior who had to jab down quickly

39.6

Benn to Prior, 2 runs, outstanding bowling, this one bounces outside off and takes the edge just wide of slip and down towards third man

England 112/4   MJ Prior 2* (5b)

40.3

Edwards to Prior, (no ball) FOUR, loses his line down the leg side, a rare bad ball, and flicked away down to fine leg for a boundary...and it was a no-ball to boot

40.3

Edwards to Prior, no run, full on off stump, dug out into the off side

40.4

Edwards to Prior, no run, on off stump, Prior comes forward and defends out to point

40.5

Edwards to Prior, no run, touch shorter, Prior stands tall and again defends square on the off side

40.6

Edwards to Prior, no run, wide outside off, easily left alone

England 118/4   MJ Prior 6* (10b 1x4)

41.2

Benn to Prior, no run, good length from Benn, draws Prior forward and he defends out to point

41.3

Benn to Prior, no run, tossed up outside off, nice bounce to Ramdin

41.4

Benn to Prior, 1 run, takes the inside edge into the leg side, Ramdin chases to do the fielder

England 120/4   MJ Prior 7* (13b 1x4)

42.1

Baker to Prior, no run, down the leg side. By quite a lot

42.2

Baker to Prior, FOUR, down the leg side again but Prior gets a bat on it this time, flicking it down to fine leg for four. Neat, confident, urgent stroke

42.3

Baker to Prior, FOUR, four more, but by no means was Prior in control of that. Really well pitched-up and it swung late away from the right hander who jabbed down on it, got a thick outside edge past the slips

42.4

Baker to Prior, no run, wide enough to be left alone this time

42.5

Baker to Prior, no run, well wide and swinging wider still

42.6

Baker to Prior, FOUR, majestic! That's Prior's strength - wideish delivery and he fairly thumped it with the most convincing of cover drives. He does play that shot magnificently

England 136/4   MJ Prior 19* (19b 4x4)

43.2

Benn to Prior, no run, firmly defended on the front foot

43.3

Benn to Prior, 1 run, a bit too short from Baker and it's nurdled around the corner

England 138/4   MJ Prior 20* (21b 4x4)

44.1

Taylor to Prior, no run, excellent line on middle-and-off, swinging just a touch away - excellent delivery and well played

44.2

Taylor to Prior, no run, no, far too wide

44.3

Taylor to Prior, no run, very, very testing delivery indeed. On the off stump with a hint of shape away from the right hander

44.4

Taylor to Prior, no run, driven back to the bowler

44.5

Taylor to Prior, no run, patted down to point

44.6

Taylor to Prior, no run, firm cover drive but the fielder's in the way and does well to prevent four

England 138/4   MJ Prior 20* (27b 4x4)

46.1

Taylor to Prior, no run, wide of the off stump and he flashes and misses

46.2

Taylor to Prior, no run, ooh that's a good leave. Cut back sharply on the right-hander

46.3

Taylor to Prior, no run, pushed out to the off side

46.4

Taylor to Prior, 1 run, beautifully driven just wide of mid-off, though without the timing

46.6

Taylor to Prior, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

England 144/4   MJ Prior 21* (32b 4x4)

47.6

Benn to Prior, no run, firmly forward into a defensive

England 145/4   MJ Prior 21* (33b 4x4)

50.3

Taylor to Prior, no run, Prior shuffles across to defend on the back foot. Slightly late on the shot, but safely played nevertheless

50.4

Taylor to Prior, no run, carved to point

50.5

Taylor to Prior, no run, nice and full, holding its line to Prior who drives firmly to mid-off. "Wait on," is the cry, and Bopara agrees

50.6

Taylor to Prior, FOUR, top shot. He is so, so strong on anything short and wide. He almost seemed to guide it instead of cutting it - played it right up on his toes. Smart stuff from Prior - he looks in fine touch

England 156/4   MJ Prior 25* (37b 5x4)

51.4

Benn to Prior, no run, an extravagantly played forward defensive

51.5

Benn to Prior, 1 run, dropped out to the off side for a single

England 158/4   MJ Prior 26* (39b 5x4)

52.5

Simmons to Prior, no run, well wide and left alone

52.6

Simmons to Prior, 1 wide, oh dear - another wide, and rightly wided. That barely hit the cut strip

52.6

Simmons to Prior, FOUR, Prior's nearly thrown away his wicket here, toe-ending it over cover-point for four

England 165/4   MJ Prior 30* (41b 6x4)

53.5

Benn to Prior, FOUR, on the sweep, Prior paddles it very, very fine for four

53.6

Benn to Prior, 1 run, into a forward defensive out to cover

England 171/4   MJ Prior 35* (43b 7x4)

54.1

Simmons to Prior, no run, guided out to point

54.2

Simmons to Prior, no run, Prior shuffles back into position and watches this go by

54.3

Simmons to Prior, no run, shot - but well stopped! Prior fairly hammered but cover-point dived brilliantly to his right to prevent four. And two. And three. And a single

54.4

Simmons to Prior, no run, cut out to the off side

54.5

Simmons to Prior, no run, inswinger but the wrong line, and Ramdin is forced into a dive. And does well

54.6

Simmons to Prior, no run, wide of the off stump

England 171/4   MJ Prior 35* (49b 7x4)

56.1

Simmons to Prior, 1 run, flicked to leg

56.5

Simmons to Prior, FOUR, nicely bowled, that, finding the outside edge of Prior's bat for four

56.6

Simmons to Prior, no run, defended on the front foot

England 179/4   MJ Prior 40* (52b 8x4)

57.4

Gayle to Prior, 2 runs, square driven powerfully and Sarwan does brilliantly to save four - excellent dive

57.5

Gayle to Prior, no run, ignored outside off

57.6

Gayle to Prior, no run, defended on the back foot

England 182/4   MJ Prior 42* (55b 8x4)

60.1

Edwards to Prior, OUT, it's number four for Edwards, a loose shot from Prior as he drives off the back foot straight to cover...it's one of his favourite shots but this time he was a bit early on it and couldn't find the gap

MJ Prior c Simmons b Edwards 42 (78m 56b 8x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

England 193/5   MJ Prior 42 (56b 8x4)
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May 8, 2009

Kevin Pietersen leads the celebrations as England raced to a 10-wicket win, England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, May 8, 2009

Kevin Pietersen leads the celebrations as England raced to a 10-wicket win

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May 8, 2009

Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook celebrate England's ten-wicket win, England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, May 8, 2009

Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook celebrate England's ten-wicket win

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