The Wisden Trophy - 1st Test

England v West Indies

England won by 10 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

1.4

Edwards to Cook, 1 run, and Cook's away as well, off his first ball, as he tucks this into the leg side and scampers a quick one...both openers can relax a little now

England 7/0   AN Cook 1* (1b)

2.1

Taylor to Cook, 1 no ball, there's a bit of bounce on this once as Taylor puts in some extra effort which makes him overstep, Cook plays it around chest height down into the off side

2.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, pushed well wide of the left hander and Cook doesn't need to be remotely bothered by balls that wide

2.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, tightens up on off stump, Cook defends towards mid off

2.3

Taylor to Cook, no run, slightly squared up on off stump as he comes down on the ball from an angle, squirts into the off side to point

2.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, pushed out square on the off side again, Taylor searching for some early swing with the new ball

2.5

Taylor to Cook, no run, comes forward on off stump and pushes gently into the off side

2.6

Taylor to Cook, 1 run, neatly dropped into the off side, in front of point and there's plenty time for a smart single as he keeps the strike

England 9/0   AN Cook 2* (8b)

3.1

Edwards to Cook, no run, outside off stump, comes gently off the surface and barely carries again to the keeper

3.2

Edwards to Cook, no run, a little more on that one, but it's another leave outside off stump

3.3

Edwards to Cook, 2 runs, Edwards is working up decent pace, hitting 90mph, but this one is tucked into the leg side

3.4

Edwards to Cook, no run, nicely bowled outside off, Cook nearly has a nibble but opts to leave at the last minute

3.5

Edwards to Cook, no run, turned off middle stump out to midwicket

3.6

Edwards to Cook, no run, good delivery to finish with on off stump, Cook comes half forward and defends

England 11/0   AN Cook 4* (14b)

5.4

Edwards to Cook, FOUR, cracking pull from Cook, dropped in short but it just sits up and is creamed away to the square-leg boundary...that's how gentle this pitch is

5.5

Edwards to Cook, 1 run, nearly another mix-up in the running as Cook drops it for a single this time and Strauss has to get a move on

England 26/0   AN Cook 9* (16b 1x4)

6.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, well bowled, hint of movement gets Cook squared up and a thick outside runs along the ground to backward point

6.2

Taylor to Cook, (no ball) 1 run, full on off stump, goes for the drive and gets a thick inside half of the bat into the leg side

England 28/0   AN Cook 10* (18b 1x4)

7.1

Edwards to Cook, 1 run, ooh, well bowled by Edwards as he goes right for the block hole, Cook has to get down smartly to keep it out and picks up a single into the leg side for his efforts

England 29/1   AN Cook 11* (19b 1x4)

8.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, pushed across Cook who leaves alone outside off

8.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, turned into the leg side, picks out the man at midwicket

8.3

Taylor to Cook, FOUR, full outside off and elegantly driven through the off side by Cook who finds the big gap at cover

8.4

Taylor to Cook, FOUR, well played again, tucked off middle stump past midwicket and a sprawling dive on the boundary by Lionel Baker can't prevent a boundary

8.5

Taylor to Cook, no run, comes onto the front foot and defends into the leg side

8.6

Taylor to Cook, no run, full on off stump, driven firmly out to point

England 42/1   AN Cook 19* (25b 3x4)

10.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, outside off and left alone

10.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, fuller and tempting the drive, but Cook resists on this occasion and watches it go through

10.3

Taylor to Cook, no run, pushed into the off side

10.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, Taylor not making Cook play at the moment as another one is pushed across outside off...maybe setting him up for a full, straight ball?

10.5

Taylor to Cook, no run, outside off, through the keeper again

10.6

Taylor to Cook, no run, a good finish to the over as Cook is nearly drawn into having a push and the ball scoots past the outside edge

England 42/1   AN Cook 19* (31b 3x4)

11.3

Baker to Cook, no run, outside off and Cook is happy to keep on leaving those alone

11.4

Baker to Cook, no run, wider this time so Cook is even less interested in playing a shot

11.5

Baker to Cook, FOUR, well, maybe it was a plan, this one was closer to Cook and draws him into a drive with the outside going along the ground and beating gully...that's what the bowler is looking for

11.6

Baker to Cook, no run, drags the length back a little, Cook back into leaving mode

England 47/1   AN Cook 23* (35b 4x4)

12.2

Taylor to Cook, 1 run, dropped into the off side, some stuttering in the running from two Essex team-mates but Bopara calls Cook through and they make it

12.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, back outside off stump for the left hander, left alone to the keeper

12.5

Taylor to Cook, no run, angled out to backward point

12.6

Taylor to Cook, no run, nice carry on this one outside off, left alone again

England 52/1   AN Cook 24* (39b 4x4)

13.3

Baker to Cook, no run, outside off to Cook, who has been happy to leave plenty alone today as a good Test opener should

13.4

Baker to Cook, no run, slightly closer to Cook but no need to play again

13.5

Baker to Cook, no run, too wide this time, wasted to be honest, and left alone

13.6

Baker to Cook, no run, good pace, 88mph, outside off stump and left again...Baker is a bit quicker than he looks

England 55/1   AN Cook 24* (43b 4x4)

14.2

Benn to Cook, no run, full outside off, driven out to short cover

14.3

Benn to Cook, 2 runs, well bowled, takes the outside edge as Cook plays forward and the edge does wide of slip towards third man

14.4

Benn to Cook, 1 run, turned from outside off through the leg side, they think of two but deep square-leg keeps them at a single

14.6

Benn to Cook, no run, goes back into his crease and defends into the off side

England 60/1   AN Cook 27* (47b 4x4)

15.3

Baker to Cook, no run, wide of the left-hander's off stump and guided out to point

15.4

Baker to Cook, no run, leaves this well alone

15.5

Baker to Cook, no run, very full, but too wide. Cook clamps down on it and pushes it out to the off side

15.6

Baker to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

England 61/1   AN Cook 27* (51b 4x4)

16.2

Benn to Cook, 1 run, flicked to leg

16.4

Benn to Cook, no run, very full but his drive is mis-timed

16.5

Benn to Cook, no run, ooh that skids through a little low on Cook. Not the best of signs

16.6

Benn to Cook, no run, a touch of turn as Cook plays this off the back foot

England 64/1   AN Cook 28* (55b 4x4)

18.1

Benn to Cook, no run, on middle-and-leg and turned to leg

18.2

Benn to Cook, no run, tries to turn it to leg but gets leading edge, but there is no silly point

18.3

Benn to Cook, no run, tries to sweep but misses - prodigious bounce there for Benn

18.4

Benn to Cook, no run, down the leg side and he can't take advantage

18.5

Benn to Cook, no run, clipped crisply to midwicket

18.6

Benn to Cook, no run, left alone outside off, good take by the soft-handed Ramdin. Quality wicketkeeper, Mr Ramdin

England 68/1   AN Cook 28* (61b 4x4)

20.1

Benn to Cook, no run, on the back foot, Cook pats in defence

20.2

Benn to Cook, 2 runs, fired down the leg side, Cook flicks to fine leg for two

20.3

Benn to Cook, 1 run, worked to leg for another yawning single

England 71/1   AN Cook 31* (64b 4x4)

21.1

Baker to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

21.2

Baker to Cook, no run, rapped on the pads by a slippery delivery that hurries off the pitch - and that's a very good appeal. Did it pitch in line? Just...we reckon. Perhaps going over the top. But it's only marginal

21.3

Baker to Cook, no run, again troubles Cook as he tries to flick it to leg but is rapped high on the thigh

21.4

Baker to Cook, 1 run, on middle before swinging down leg, and Cook walks into a flick down to fine leg

England 72/1   AN Cook 32* (68b 4x4)

22.1

Benn to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

22.2

Benn to Cook, 1 run, too straight this time and full enough for Cook to just turn his wrists on it to leg

22.4

Benn to Cook, 1 run, flicked to leg

England 75/1   AN Cook 34* (71b 4x4)

24.1

Benn to Cook, no run, blocked off the back foot

24.2

Benn to Cook, no run, fuller, but no turn and Cook blocks

24.3

Benn to Cook, no run, slightly fuller, driven out to the off side

24.4

Benn to Cook, no run, flicked to midwicket

24.5

Benn to Cook, no run

24.6

Benn to Cook, no run, on the back foot and defended

England 76/1   AN Cook 34* (77b 4x4)

26.1

Benn to Cook, no run, outside off, played off the back foot out to point

26.2

Benn to Cook, no run, Cook comes forward, smothering it to short midwicket

26.3

Benn to Cook, 1 bye, tossed wide of the off stump and the bounce, and width, defeats Ramdin's desperate snatch, the ball rebounding off his gloves and over the slip

England 78/1   AN Cook 34* (80b 4x4)

27.1

Baker to Cook, no run, turned to leg

27.2

Baker to Cook, no run, wide of Cook's off stump and comfortably left alone

27.3

Baker to Cook, no run, left alone outside off stump

27.4

Baker to Cook, no run, flicked to midwicket

27.5

Baker to Cook, no run, touch more bounce but it's wide enough of the off stump to be left alone

27.6

Baker to Cook, no run, angled out to point

England 82/1   AN Cook 34* (86b 4x4)

29.1

Nash to Cook, no run, hint of swing, on middle, tucked into the leg side

29.2

Nash to Cook, no run, very gentle pace outside off, left alone and trickles through to Ramdin

29.3

Nash to Cook, no run, touch shorter, punched into the covers

29.4

Nash to Cook, no run, goes back, he has so much time, and defends on the back foot

29.5

Nash to Cook, no run, comes forward on off stump, defended solidly again

29.6

Nash to Cook, no run, dragged down, pulled hard but straight at midwicket

England 88/1   AN Cook 34* (92b 4x4)

31.1

Nash to Cook, no run, swing outside off, started very early and Cook was able to judge his leave

31.2

Nash to Cook, 1 run, comes forward this time and pushes out to the man at deep cover

England 89/1   AN Cook 35* (94b 4x4)

32.4

Edwards to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

32.5

Edwards to Cook, OUT, there's the breakthrough for West Indies, a fullish delivery on off stump that Cook plays forward to and he gets an inside edge which crashes into the stumps...a disappointing end for Cook after doing the hard work, but Edwards is delighted

AN Cook b Edwards 35 (136m 96b 4x4 0x6) SR: 36.45

England 92/2   AN Cook 35 (96b 4x4)
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England v West Indies at Chester-le-Street - May 14-18, 2009
England won by an innings and 83 runs
England v West Indies at Lord's - May 6-8, 2009
England won by 10 wickets
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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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