West Indies tour of England, 1st Test: England v West Indies at Lord's, May 6-8, 2009
England won by 10 wickets
Played at Lord's, London
6,7,8 May 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
6.5

Taylor to Bopara, no run, what a beauty to greet the new batsman, pitches outside off and seams away from Bopara's rather tentative poke...that was a good nut to get first up and this is a big challenge for Bopara

6.6

Taylor to Bopara, no run, worked off middle stump out to square leg

England 28/1   RS Bopara 0* (2b)
7.2

Edwards to Bopara, no run, outside off, hint of swing, and Bopara defends out to backward point

7.3

Edwards to Bopara, no run, wider this time and Bopara is able to comfortably shoulder arms

7.4

Edwards to Bopara, 1 wide, dragged down very wide outside off, and wide enough for umpire Steve Davis to call it

7.4

Edwards to Bopara, no run, too wide of the stumps, another easy leave outside off

7.5

Edwards to Bopara, FOUR, nicely played, drifts onto leg stump and flicked away through square leg to get Bopara up and running...that will make him feel better

7.6

Edwards to Bopara, no run, tries to correct his line but goes too wide again and it's left alone

England 34/1   RS Bopara 4* (7b 1x4)
9.1

Baker to Bopara, no run, gentle start outside off, left alone by Bopara

9.2

Baker to Bopara, no run, makes him play, Bopara defends down towards mid-on

9.3

Baker to Bopara, no run, well bowled, beats Bopara as he comes forward...not much movement, he just seem to play down the wrong line

9.4

Baker to Bopara, no run, nips back off the pitch and Bopara turns his wrists to play the ball into the leg side

9.5

Baker to Bopara, no run, bit of extra nip off the pitch that time, Bopara leaves but Ramdin takes it around shoulder height...that's been a rare sign this morning

9.6

Baker to Bopara, no run, causing a few problems for Bopara who looks as though he is trying to leave but ends up guiding it on the bounce to second slip

England 42/1   RS Bopara 4* (13b 1x4)
11.1

Baker to Bopara, no run, full outside off, hint of swing away and left alone

11.2

Baker to Bopara, 1 run, comes forward on off stump, pushed into the off side and placed for a single

England 43/1   RS Bopara 5* (15b 1x4)
12.1

Taylor to Bopara, 3 runs, lovely shot from Bopara, full on the stumps and he drives through the line past mid-off...it's a good chase to the boundary and Sarwan manages to flick it back and keeps them to three to bring up England's 50

12.3

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, hint of swing, played into the backward point area and Cook sprints through for a fairly tight single...more hesitation from two players who should know each other well

England 52/1   RS Bopara 9* (17b 1x4)
13.1

Baker to Bopara, no run, that was quick drinks break, Baker makes Bopara defend on off stump with the first ball back

13.2

Baker to Bopara, 3 runs, lovely shot from Bopara, driven through mid-off but not with quite enough power to reach the boundary as Sarwan chases it down

England 55/1   RS Bopara 12* (19b 1x4)
14.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, tucked off leg stump out to deep square

14.5

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, neatly tucked off the stumps again, a touch short from Benn...he's probably feeling a bit chilly

England 60/1   RS Bopara 14* (21b 1x4)
15.1

Baker to Bopara, no run, blocked on the front foot

15.2

Baker to Bopara, 1 run, a little too short, and a little too straight too, nudged off his hip

England 61/1   RS Bopara 15* (23b 1x4)
16.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, tossed up on middle, nudged for a single

16.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, a full toss - or made into one, rather - but Bopara mis-times this flick to midwicket

England 64/1   RS Bopara 17* (25b 1x4)
17.1

Baker to Bopara, no run, too straight, but Bopara can't flick this to leg

17.2

Baker to Bopara, no run, driven - oooh, uppishly and the bat twists in his hand and it drops short of cover

17.3

Baker to Bopara, FOUR, beautifully driven straight down the ground

17.4

Baker to Bopara, no run, turned to leg

17.5

Baker to Bopara, no run, wide of the off stump and ignored. Far too wide

17.6

Baker to Bopara, no run, ah, that's better. Ever so slightly tighter on of the off stump and Bopara plays and misses, though it was too short from Baker

England 68/1   RS Bopara 21* (31b 2x4)
19.1

Baker to Bopara, no run, way, way too wide and swinging wider

19.2

Baker to Bopara, no run, swinging wider of the off stump

19.3

Baker to Bopara, no run, again, that leaves the right-hander but it's too wide to worry Bopara into playing

19.4

Baker to Bopara, no run, tries to pitch this up but it's a full toss. Bopara whacks it to point - almost seemed to be beaten by pace there. Either way he was surprised by it

19.5

Baker to Bopara, no run, good line! Excellent ball cutting back on Bopara but he leaves it nicely

19.6

Baker to Bopara, no run, oh come on. Short, wide and left alone

England 68/1   RS Bopara 21* (37b 2x4)
20.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, nicely flighted on middle-and-leg, Bopara's forward into a defensive prod

20.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, driven back to the bowler

England 71/1   RS Bopara 21* (39b 2x4)
21.5

Baker to Bopara, no run, miles too wide of the off stump

21.6

Baker to Bopara, no run, again, too wide

England 72/1   RS Bopara 21* (41b 2x4)
22.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, tossed up on middle-and-leg, turned to leg - half a shout for lbw but he almost certainly got a thin edge on that, and the appeal was emphatically unconvincing

22.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, pushed out to the off side

22.6

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, short, wide and clattered into the ground short of point

England 76/1   RS Bopara 23* (44b 2x4)
23.1

Baker to Bopara, no run, uppishly driven just short of extra cover. Dangerous shot and no real foot movement from Bopara, rather lazily driving while leaning backwards

23.2

Baker to Bopara, no run, short of a length and dropped to leg

23.3

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

23.4

Baker to Bopara, no run, wide but full, crisply driven out to mid-off

23.5

Baker to Bopara, no run, nice line, Bopara blocks

23.6

Baker to Bopara, no run, wide of the off stump

England 76/1   RS Bopara 23* (50b 2x4)
25.1

Baker to Bopara, no run, down the leg side and snaffled by Ramdin with a shuffle to his left

25.2

Baker to Bopara, 1 wide, filthy delivery I'm afraid, and rightly wided by the cheery umpire. That was horribly wide

25.2

Baker to Bopara, no run, still much too wide from Baker

25.3

Baker to Bopara, no run, too wide and again left alone

25.4

Baker to Bopara, no run, well wide and left alone once more

25.5

Baker to Bopara, no run, good grief! That's cut down the slope out of nowhere, a real brute cutting Bopara in half, though he played it much more calmly than I initially thought. A good leave, in fact

25.6

Baker to Bopara, no run, cautiously prodded out to the off side

England 77/1   RS Bopara 23* (56b 2x4)
26.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, tossed up on middle stump and blocked

26.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, nicely flighted on middle-and-off, Bopara's forward in defence

26.6

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, an actual boundary - and a beauty by Bopara. Rocks back, gives himself room outside leg and flashes it through the extra-cover region for four. Timed it very well

England 82/1   RS Bopara 27* (59b 3x4)
28.1

Benn to Bopara, 2 runs, nurdled down to fine leg. Neatly played

28.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, tossed up on middle

28.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, nicely flighted and nicely driven but without much power, straight back to the bowler

28.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, firmly defended to short-leg

28.5

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, outside edge just wide of first slip! That spun out of nowhere and Bopara misread it, coming tentatively forward

28.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, blocked on middle stump

England 88/1   RS Bopara 33* (65b 4x4)
30.1

Edwards to Bopara, no run, well, pace through the air but not off the pitch, this one is full outside off and doesn't carry to Ramdin

30.2

Edwards to Bopara, no run, on middle, defended into the leg side

30.3

Edwards to Bopara, no run, hint of swing on off stump, Bopara comes forward and defends square on the off side

30.4

Edwards to Bopara, no run, outside off this time, comfortably left alone and Ramdin takes by his ankles

30.5

Edwards to Bopara, no run, left alone again as Bopara plays himself in again after the break

30.6

Edwards to Bopara, no run, driven hard into the ground and bounces up to mid-off

England 88/1   RS Bopara 33* (71b 4x4)
31.3

Nash to Bopara, no run, adjusts well to the right hander, on off stump and defended to the off side

31.4

Nash to Bopara, no run, driven hard back down the pitch

31.5

Nash to Bopara, no run, touch shorter on middle and off, Bopara stands tall and defends towards gully

31.6

Nash to Bopara, 1 run, tucked off his hip and picks up an easy single to square leg

England 90/1   RS Bopara 34* (75b 4x4)
32.1

Edwards to Bopara, no run, outside off, shapes away and Bopara leaves alone

32.2

Edwards to Bopara, no run, a little fuller but still a touch too wide to make the batsman play

32.3

Edwards to Bopara, no run, bouncer from Edwards but it's a little too wide, expect to see more of those to Bopara this afternoon

32.4

Edwards to Bopara, (no ball) 1 run, good length on off stump but he's overstepped, pushed into the covers for a long single

England 92/1   RS Bopara 35* (79b 4x4)
33.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, on the pads, but he can't make contact and it dribbles to the leg side

33.2

Taylor to Bopara, no run, short outside off, easily left alone by Bopara

33.3

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, nicely driven into the covers, just beats short cover and they take a single

33.6

Taylor to Bopara, no run, good line outside off, comes back a little at Bopara who lets it go

England 96/3   RS Bopara 36* (83b 4x4)
35.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, nice bounce on off stump, played down to gully with soft hands

35.2

Taylor to Bopara, FOUR, top shot from Bopara, full outside off and driven handsomly between cover and mid-off for a welcome boundary...brings up England's 100

35.3

Taylor to Bopara, no run, better length from Taylor, defended into the off side with an open face

35.4

Taylor to Bopara, no run, nice shape on off stump, Bopara comes forward with bat and pad together

35.5

Taylor to Bopara, no run, sweetly driven again, but Taylor gets a hand on it in his follow through

35.6

Taylor to Bopara, no run, defended into the covers, a good over from Taylor

England 100/3   RS Bopara 40* (89b 5x4)
37.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, well bowled, Bopara gets caught on the crease by one that doesn't turn and gets an inside edge down by his feet

37.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, big appeal from Benn, Bopara doesn't get too far forward and the ball comes back down the slope...that's a very close appeal, looks pretty straight

37.3

Benn to Bopara, 2 runs, this one runs away through backward point for a momentary release of pressure

37.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, driven firmly out to short cover

37.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, very full, pushed into the leg side

37.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, quicker ball on off stump, defended into the covers...testing over from Benn

England 107/3   RS Bopara 42* (95b 5x4)
38.4

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, driven to the left of mid-off, a sharp single keeps the strike rotating

England 109/3   RS Bopara 43* (96b 5x4)
39.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, opens the face and finds the gap at cover, so Prior comes into strike

England 110/4   RS Bopara 44* (97b 5x4)
40.1

Edwards to Bopara, no run, good bouncer on off stump, Bopara resists having a hook or pull and ducks down out of danger

40.2

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, fuller on middle, pushed into the off side and they scamper through for one

England 113/4   RS Bopara 45* (99b 5x4)
41.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, rocks back nicely and cuts hard through the covers but there's a sweeper back

41.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, played down carefully in front of short leg

41.6

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, tossed up too much, comes out as a full toss which is flicked through midwicket to take Bopara to fifty off 102 balls...a great start to his time at the No. 3 berth, but England need him to carry on

England 124/4   RS Bopara 50* (102b 6x4)
43.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, tossed up just outside off, clumped to mid-off for a hasty single

43.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, defended out to the off side

43.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, well bowled - excellent line and lenfth

43.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, too short, nudged to midwicket. Quicker ball

England 138/4   RS Bopara 51* (106b 6x4)
45.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, flighted on middle-and-off. Bopara's forward into a defensive

45.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, pushed out to the off side

45.3

Benn to Bopara, no run

45.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, nice line, just outside off and defended

45.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, cautiously defended

45.6

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, a waste from Benn, down the leg side and it's off the pads for four. In fact, it's off the bat, according to the umpire...

England 142/4   RS Bopara 55* (112b 7x4)
46.5

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, nudged to leg

England 144/4   RS Bopara 56* (113b 7x4)
47.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, tossed up on middle stump, he's forward and defending

47.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, driven back to the bowler

47.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, excellent length - Bopara wasn't sure whether to come forward or go back, and rather lunged at the ball

47.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, Ramdin loves that delivery - hurrying onto Bopara

47.5

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, too short, he rocks back and cuts

England 145/4   RS Bopara 57* (118b 7x4)
48.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, spearing into middle stump, he turns to leg

48.2

Taylor to Bopara, no run, too wide, and it cuts and seams away wider still

48.3

Taylor to Bopara, no run, again, too wide to trouble Bopara and he ignores it. Rightly so.

48.4

Taylor to Bopara, no run, and this time it's a bit too straight, though Bopara gets into difficulty defending it, the ball ballooning off his thigh guard

48.5

Taylor to Bopara, no run, Bopara, taking a leg-stump guard, nudges this off his hip

48.6

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, angling into middle-and-leg, turned off his hip for a single to steal the strike

England 146/4   RS Bopara 58* (124b 7x4)
49.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, firmly clumped just past the bowler's left hand

49.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, aggressively driven - big stride down the pitch from Bopara

49.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, waits for this on the back foot, tucking to midwicket

49.4

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, oh, that's class and sheer confidence from Bopara. It was there to be hit, just outside off, but he committed to it completely, cover-driving and opening the face at the last moment. Really good shot

49.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, holds this one back on Bopara who defends

49.6

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, driven out past point

England 151/4   RS Bopara 63* (130b 8x4)
50.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, swinging back into the right hander who's solid in defence

50.2

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, drops this short of mid-on for a single

England 152/4   RS Bopara 64* (132b 8x4)
51.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, defended on the front foot

51.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, opens up into a fine-looking cover drive, but straight to the fielder

51.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, quicker ball flicked to mid-on

51.6

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, smudged for a single to leg to bring up the pair's fifty stand...

England 159/4   RS Bopara 66* (136b 8x4)
52.1

Simmons to Bopara, no run, and he very nearly gets a wicket with his first ball - a horrid attempt at a slap to a wide, swinging delivery

52.2

Simmons to Bopara, no run, again, very wide of the off stump

52.3

Simmons to Bopara, no run, another horribly wide ball

52.4

Simmons to Bopara, 1 run, straighter, and nudged off his hip for a single

England 160/4   RS Bopara 67* (140b 8x4)
53.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, flicked to leg

53.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, wide of the off stump and ignored

53.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, good line - good length, forcing him forward and it's defended

53.4

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, but this time it's down the leg side, and nurdled for a stolen single

England 166/4   RS Bopara 68* (144b 8x4)
55.1

Gayle to Bopara, 2 runs, square driven for a couple

55.2

Gayle to Bopara, no run, nice line, on off stump, and he's forward and defending

55.3

Gayle to Bopara, no run, quicker ball and beats Bopara's cut

55.4

Gayle to Bopara, no run, very firmly and orthodoxly driven to mid-off. Sheesh, this guy really can bat

55.5

Gayle to Bopara, no run, left alone outside off. No turn whatsoever (yet)

55.6

Gayle to Bopara, no run, a hint of turn...defended on the front foot

England 173/4   RS Bopara 70* (150b 8x4)
56.2

Simmons to Bopara, no run, straight up-and-down delivery, left alone with tea just around the corner

56.3

Simmons to Bopara, no run, on the off stump and defended on the back foot

56.4

Simmons to Bopara, 1 run, ooh, uppishly driven - he was a bit too early on that. But ... it falls safely

England 175/4   RS Bopara 71* (153b 8x4)
57.1

Gayle to Bopara, no run, Bopara walks into an arrogant flick but can't break the leg-side-dominant field

57.2

Gayle to Bopara, no run, wide of the off stump and ignored

57.3

Gayle to Bopara, 1 run, tip-and-run to mid-off

England 180/4   RS Bopara 72* (156b 8x4)
58.1

Edwards to Bopara, no run, good start, full on the stumps and played back to the bowler

58.2

Edwards to Bopara, FOUR, top shot, waited for it to swing late and drilled it down the on side of the pitch...a really elegant shot, one of his best today

58.3

Edwards to Bopara, no run, defended into the off side

58.4

Edwards to Bopara, no run, sprayed well down the leg side, good take from Ramdin

58.5

Edwards to Bopara, no run, dropped, what a moment for West Indies, Nash puts down a sitter at square leg as Bopara flicks one off his toes straight to the fielder. He's normally very safe, and that's a crucial miss

58.6

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, tucks this just wide of Nash, who collects and hurls at the stumps with a hint of anger as the batsmen complete a comfortable single

England 187/4   RS Bopara 77* (162b 9x4)
59.1

Simmons to Bopara, no run, short, wide and hammered by Bopara but straight to Gayle at short cover...the captain felt that one

59.2

Simmons to Bopara, no run, poor shot from Bopara, he tries to pull a ball that is very wide of off stump...he just needs to keep his concentration here

59.3

Simmons to Bopara, FOUR, neatly flicked off leg stump, Bopara turns his wrists and sends it very fine past the wicketkeeper

59.4

Simmons to Bopara, 2 runs, swings into the pads again, turned squarer this time and there's time for two before Edwards does the fielding

59.5

Simmons to Bopara, no run, outside off and left alone

59.6

Simmons to Bopara, no run, wide of the stumps again, Bopara just watches it go by

England 193/4   RS Bopara 83* (168b 10x4)
60.4

Edwards to Bopara, no run, outside off and left alone

60.5

Edwards to Bopara, no run, full outside off, left alone again by Bopara who now has to marshal the rest of this innings

60.6

Edwards to Bopara, no run, full and swinging away outside off stump, goes through to end a successful over for Edwards

England 194/5   RS Bopara 83* (171b 10x4)
62.1

Edwards to Bopara, no run, still swing there for Edwards as Bopara lets this one go through

62.2

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, on middle, pushed into the leg side and they collect a quick single before Nash can complete the fielding

England 201/5   RS Bopara 84* (173b 10x4)
63.1

Baker to Bopara, 1 run, tucked nicely off the hip down to long leg

63.4

Baker to Bopara, no run, full on off stump, hint of shape away as Bopara pushes up to mid-off

63.5

Baker to Bopara, 1 run, outside leg stump, flicked away down to long leg

England 210/5   RS Bopara 86* (176b 10x4)
64.1

Edwards to Bopara, no run, rare loose drive from Bopara, his feet didn't move this time, and it was well bowled by Edwards as he keeps focuses on that full length

64.2

Edwards to Bopara, no run, that's better from Bopara, compactly driven up to mid-off

64.3

Edwards to Bopara, no run, outside off and left well alone

64.4

Edwards to Bopara, no run, full on off stump, punched hard into the ground and it bounces towards Edwards

64.5

Edwards to Bopara, no run, pushed down the leg side, Bopara tries to turn it away but doesn't make contact

64.6

Edwards to Bopara, no run, wide outside off to end the over

England 210/5   RS Bopara 86* (182b 10x4)
65.2

Baker to Bopara, no run, nicely bowled outside off, swings away and Bopara leaves alone

65.3

Baker to Bopara, no run, touch wider outside off, Ramdin is struck painfully as he takes that one

65.4

Baker to Bopara, no run, driven up to mid-off

65.5

Baker to Bopara, no run, down the leg side again

65.6

Baker to Bopara, no run, defended up to mid-on

England 211/5   RS Bopara 86* (187b 10x4)
67.1

Baker to Bopara, no run, driven sweetly straight back to the bowler

67.2

Baker to Bopara, no run, well bowled, takes the inside edge and drops down between his feet

67.3

Baker to Bopara, no run, tries to turn it through the on side, but plays it down the on side of the pitch

67.4

Baker to Bopara, 2 runs, turned through the leg side, nicely placed by Bopara who collects a couple

67.5

Baker to Bopara, FOUR, flicked off leg stump, poor line again and Bopara picks off another boundary

67.6

Baker to Bopara, FOUR, outside edge this time, along the ground and wide of second slip...Bopara moves to 96

England 221/5   RS Bopara 96* (193b 12x4)
69.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, comes forward and defends

69.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, plays back and defends

69.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, on off stump, comes well forward and defends

69.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, well bowled, hint of turn takes a leading edge into the off side...he wants a single but is soon sent back

69.5

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, full ball driven into the covers

England 225/5   RS Bopara 97* (198b 12x4)
71.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, a teaser outside off which is left alone

71.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, defended on the back foot

71.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, and there it ... isn't. A crunching cover drive but the deep extra cover prevents four

71.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, flighted outside off but Bopara will have to wait another over, as he defends on the front foot

England 232/5   RS Bopara 98* (202b 12x4)
72.5

Baker to Bopara, no run, firmly defended on the front foot

72.6

Baker to Bopara, no run, ignored outside off

England 235/5   RS Bopara 98* (204b 12x4)
73.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, onto the front foot...and he defends

73.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, guided out to the off side for a single

England 237/5   RS Bopara 99* (206b 12x4)
74.1

Baker to Bopara, 1 run, nudged to leg to bring up his hundred, and he calmly raises his helmet before gesturing to the pavilion with a "TV replay" signal which we assume implies he's asking to have his name put up on the honours board. Well, he's not short on confidence! He's also a very gifted batsman who's just taken his chance at No.3, so well played

74.4

Baker to Bopara, no run, defended on the front foot

74.5

Baker to Bopara, no run, beaten outside off, driving on the walk

74.6

Baker to Bopara, no run, defended on the front foot

England 241/5   RS Bopara 100* (210b 12x4)
76.1

Baker to Bopara, no run, spearing into the right-hander who pushes to leg

76.2

Baker to Bopara, 2 runs, on the drive and Smith has dropped him! What a clanger. That's the fourth, or possibly the fifth - an easy, comfortable snaffle just to his right, but somehow he made a hash of it

76.3

Baker to Bopara, no run, goes for another drive but gets an inside edge into his boot

76.4

Baker to Bopara, no run, late swing into Bopara

76.5

Baker to Bopara, 1 wide, much, much too wide

76.5

Baker to Bopara, no run, a touch too wide, ignored

76.6

Baker to Bopara, no run, left alone outside off

England 248/5   RS Bopara 102* (216b 12x4)
77.6

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, turned off his toes for a single

England 254/5   RS Bopara 103* (217b 12x4)
78.1

Baker to Bopara, no run, smartly driven to mid-off

78.2

Baker to Bopara, no run, left alone outside off

78.3

Baker to Bopara, 2 runs, a thumping drive for no run to mid-off. Er, make that two - a rather hapless misfield

78.4

Baker to Bopara, FOUR, elegantly played. Short, wide and Bopara just used the pace of the ball to angle it past point - beautifully played

78.5

Baker to Bopara, no run, driven to mid-off

78.6

Baker to Bopara, no run, a waste down the leg side

England 260/5   RS Bopara 109* (223b 13x4)
80.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, jumps back and drives off the back foot, riding the bounce

80.2

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, an elegant flick through midwicket

80.4

Taylor to Bopara, no run, a bouncer down the leg side

80.5

Taylor to Bopara, no run, left alone outside off

80.6

Taylor to Bopara, no run, strokes this to mid-off's right who dives to save four. No great timing in the shot, though

England 262/5   RS Bopara 110* (228b 13x4)
82.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, a pretty meek bouncer, easily evaded with a sway

82.2

Taylor to Bopara, no run, left alone outside off

82.3

Taylor to Bopara, no run, fullish and defended out to cover

82.4

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, dropped out to the off side, and they scamper through for a single. Bresnan's lungs are absolutely heaving - but they make their ground, just about

England 263/6   RS Bopara 111* (232b 13x4)
84.6

Taylor to Bopara, no run, left alone outside off

England 275/6   RS Bopara 111* (233b 13x4)
86.1

Gayle to Bopara, no run, blocked on the front foot

86.2

Gayle to Bopara, 2 runs, clipped quite disdainfully through midwicket

86.3

Gayle to Bopara, FOUR, that's proper disdain, though. A smash over midwicket for four

86.4

Gayle to Bopara, no run, defended on the back foot this time

86.5

Gayle to Bopara, no run, again, he blocks off the back foot

86.6

Gayle to Bopara, no run, solidly forward into a defensive

England 283/7   RS Bopara 117* (239b 14x4)
87.4

Edwards to Bopara, no run, Bopara comes forward and defends solidly out to the off side

87.5

Edwards to Bopara, no run, well wide of the off stump and left alone

87.6

Edwards to Bopara, no run, mighty close! Fine, fine delivery which holds its line on Bopara and only just sails over the top of the stumps. A good leave or a lucky leave?

England 284/7   RS Bopara 117* (242b 14x4)
89.1

Edwards to Bopara, no run, Bopara is forward and defending

89.2

Edwards to Bopara, no run, ah, that's come out all wrong from Fidel - miles too wide

89.3

Edwards to Bopara, no run, pushed out to the off side

89.4

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, crisply driven out to deep extra cover

England 289/7   RS Bopara 118* (246b 14x4)
90.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, driven firmly up to mid-off and West Indies start the day with a misfield as Edwards fumbles...not the start they wanted

90.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, worked off the stumps square on the leg side, a very easy start to the day for England

90.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, defended softly on off stump

England 293/7   RS Bopara 120* (249b 14x4)
91.3

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, wrong line again, too leg side and turned down to long leg with a flick of the wrists

England 295/7   RS Bopara 121* (250b 14x4)
92.3

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, dropped easily into the off side, the fielders are fairly deep so it's a comfortable single

England 298/7   RS Bopara 122* (251b 14x4)
93.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, opens the face and plays towards point, thinks of a single but it's not there

93.2

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, shapes into Bopara, he works it neatly out to deep square-leg...England have looked very comfortable this morning

England 307/7   RS Bopara 123* (253b 14x4)
96.1

Edwards to Bopara, no run, on leg stump, sweetly flicked but straight to square leg

96.2

Edwards to Bopara, no run, turned down to mid-on with a little flourish at the end of the stroke

96.3

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, bit more effort there, banged in and Bopara fends it away round the corner on the leg side for a single

96.6

Edwards to Bopara, no run, wild drive outside off which he misses by a mile, it was wide and tempting but Bopara wasn't really in position

England 327/7   RS Bopara 124* (257b 14x4)
98.1

Edwards to Bopara, no run, good yorker, but Bopara is down on it and digs the ball out back along the pitch

98.2

Edwards to Bopara, no run, outside off, hint of movement, left alone

98.3

Edwards to Bopara, no run, comes half forward and defends in very relaxed fashion into the covers

98.4

Edwards to Bopara, no run, full outside off, actually pitches level with the stumps as Bopara lets it go

98.5

Edwards to Bopara, FOUR, top shot, short outside off, Bopara goes up and over point with the timing and placement to beat the cover sweeper

98.6

Edwards to Bopara, FOUR, elegance, grace and timing...a brilliant on drive from Bopara that races past mid-on, that's one of his best

England 339/7   RS Bopara 132* (263b 16x4)
100.1

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, sweetly struck backfoot drive - a resounding crack of ball-on-bat rings around Lord's - but there's a deep extra cover sweeping merrily on the boundary

100.6

Edwards to Bopara, no run, wide and left alone by Bopara

England 346/7   RS Bopara 133* (265b 16x4)
101.2

Baker to Bopara, no run, far too wide, swinging wider still

101.3

Baker to Bopara, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

101.4

Baker to Bopara, no run, ah, that's better - tighter line on off stump and draws Bopara into a fishy waft

101.5

Baker to Bopara, no run, that's well bowled - moving it up the slope, cutting it jaggedly away from the batsman

101.6

Baker to Bopara, 1 run, uppishly driven short of deep extra cover and he steals the strike

England 348/7   RS Bopara 134* (270b 16x4)
102.1

Edwards to Bopara, FOUR, beautifully clipped off his toes for four. There's something timeless about flicked-fours through midwicket. Batsmen have been playing that shot since the year dot

102.2

Edwards to Bopara, no run, forward onto the front foot and he defends very solidly indeed

102.3

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, skewed square drive which flies down to third man

England 353/7   RS Bopara 139* (273b 17x4)
103.2

Baker to Bopara, 1 run, stroked calmly to mid-off. Urgent running and snoozy fielding brings him a jogged single

England 356/7   RS Bopara 140* (274b 17x4)
104.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, wide of the off stump, cutting wider still

104.2

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, nice shape away from the right-hander but it's dropped out to cover for a hasty single

104.5

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, down the leg side and clipped to fine leg

England 365/7   RS Bopara 142* (277b 17x4)
105.1

Baker to Bopara, no run, moves back into the right-hander off the pitch and it's defended

105.2

Baker to Bopara, no run, on-driven elegantly to mid-on, but straight to mid-on

105.3

Baker to Bopara, no run, cuts back into the right-hander who defends

105.4

Baker to Bopara, no run, driven out to mid-off

105.5

Baker to Bopara, 1 run, flicked to leg

England 366/7   RS Bopara 143* (282b 17x4)
106.3

Taylor to Bopara, no run, crisply driven straight to cover

106.4

Taylor to Bopara, OUT, got him! A floaty half-volley which he drives while rather misbalanced, the ball scooting straight to mid-off where Nash holds a fine catch

RS Bopara c Nash b Taylor 143 (437m 284b 17x4 0x6) SR: 50.35

England 368/8   RS Bopara 143 (284b 17x4)
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