The Wisden Trophy - 1st Test

England v West Indies

England won by 10 wickets

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

85.3

Benn to Swann, 2 runs, another quicker ball - really very quick indeed - which Swann nudges to leg

85.4

Benn to Swann, no run, flighted on middle and defended

85.5

Benn to Swann, no run, Swann's forward, again, and blocking this full delivery very firmly

85.6

Benn to Swann, no run, tries to whip it to leg but misses

England 277/7   GP Swann 2* (4b)

87.1

Edwards to Swann, no run, left alone outside off

87.2

Edwards to Swann, no run, a pretty harmless bouncer sails over the batsman

87.3

Edwards to Swann, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

England 284/7   GP Swann 3* (7b)

88.1

Taylor to Swann, no run, good, full, swinging delivery which Swann blocks quite comfortably

88.2

Taylor to Swann, no run, well, well wide

88.3

Taylor to Swann, no run, defended on the front foot

88.4

Taylor to Swann, no run, left alone

88.5

Taylor to Swann, FOUR, thwack! No feet movement from Swann who just flays it over point for four. That's the spirit. Give it some humpty

88.6

Taylor to Swann, no run, inside edge as he came forward to defend

England 288/7   GP Swann 7* (13b 1x4)

89.5

Edwards to Swann, no run, cuts back sharply into him and it balloons off the pad, but it's going well over the top. And down the leg-side

89.6

Edwards to Swann, no run, flicked to short midwicket

England 289/7   GP Swann 7* (15b 1x4)

90.2

Benn to Swann, 1 run, worked into the gap at cover, a comfortable single

90.4

Benn to Swann, no run, played out square on the off side to point

90.5

Benn to Swann, 1 run, full outside off, Swann frees his arms and hammers it through the covers but there's a sweeper out there

England 293/7   GP Swann 9* (18b 1x4)

91.1

Taylor to Swann, no run, good start on middle stump, Swann defends to the on side

91.2

Taylor to Swann, 1 leg bye, drifts onto leg stump, glanced away down to long leg

91.4

Taylor to Swann, no run, first bouncer of the day, comes gently off the surface and sails over Swann's back as he ducks underneath

91.5

Taylor to Swann, no run, fired down the leg side, Swann has a flick at it but doesn't make contact

91.6

Taylor to Swann, 1 run, better line on middle and off, Swann plays forward and gets an inside edge into the gap at square leg

England 296/7   GP Swann 10* (23b 1x4)

92.1

Edwards to Swann, no run, wayward start, full and well down the leg side, a real loosener at 81mph...Ramdin makes a sprawling save

92.2

Edwards to Swann, 1 run, on leg stump, turned away down to leg leg

92.4

Edwards to Swann, FOUR, crack, take that, a full delivery which Swann drives straight back down the ground, it went past Edwards in the air but that was travelling and a good way to bring up 300

92.5

Edwards to Swann, FOUR, goes wider this time, driven between mid-off and cover...that's an even better shot, it was in the air again but was well struck

92.6

Edwards to Swann, no run, drags his length back a touch, defended on middle into the leg side

England 306/7   GP Swann 19* (28b 3x4)

93.3

Taylor to Swann, no run, jags back at Swann, takes bat and pad into the leg side where midwicket fields

93.4

Taylor to Swann, no run, on off stump, defended into the off side

93.5

Taylor to Swann, no run, well bowled, nips back and clips the top of the pad as it goes through to Ramdin. Half an appeal but was too high for lbw

93.6

Taylor to Swann, 1 run, flicked down to long again, Swann keeps the strike

England 308/7   GP Swann 20* (32b 3x4)

94.1

Edwards to Swann, no run, well timed into the covers but goes straight to Nash at point

94.2

Edwards to Swann, no run, banged in but Swann has plenty of time to duck out of danger

94.3

Edwards to Swann, no run, banged in outside off stump, rises comfortably through to Ramdin

94.4

Edwards to Swann, 1 no ball, another short one, more pace on this one at 86mph, but he's overstepped in the process

94.4

Edwards to Swann, 2 runs, this time Swann goes for the pull and gets a big top edge, but it loops into space at deep square-leg

94.5

Edwards to Swann, 1 no ball, beaten outside off as Swann drives, however another no-ball from Edwards

94.5

Edwards to Swann, no run, ooh, well bowled, beats Swann's attempted flick to the leg side and takes him high on the back leg...that one shaped nicely

94.6

Edwards to Swann, 1 run, touch of bounce from outside off, pushed into the covers and finds the gap

England 313/7   GP Swann 23* (40b 3x4)

95.1

Taylor to Swann, FOUR, great start by Swann, full outside off and he leans into a pleasing cover drive which races to the boundary...so maybe he hasn't lost any momentum

95.2

Taylor to Swann, FOUR, and another, on the up this time as he he threads it through cover...West Indies haven't come out with any greater enthusiasm

95.3

Taylor to Swann, no run, a little more purpose in that delivery, Swann defends to the off side

95.4

Taylor to Swann, no run, another well-timed drive but this time he picks out mid-off

95.5

Taylor to Swann, no run, defended into the off side

95.6

Taylor to Swann, FOUR, third boundary of the over, very full outside off and Swann punches it firmly through the off side...he's looking in great touch, but a poor over from Taylor

England 325/7   GP Swann 35* (46b 6x4)

96.4

Edwards to Swann, no run, again tests Swann with the short ball, but there's no real threat as he ducks underneath

96.5

Edwards to Swann, 1 run, back of a length, edged down to third man as he forces off the back foot but there's a third man in...that's a rare position these days

England 327/7   GP Swann 36* (48b 6x4)

97.1

Baker to Swann, no run, turned down to mid-on

97.2

Baker to Swann, no run, angled in towards leg stump, takes the pad into the on side

97.3

Baker to Swann, FOUR, cracking shot, wide outside off and Swann was able to throw the kitchen sink at that as he drives it on the up through the covers...no holding back on that one, but more poor stuff from West Indies

97.4

Baker to Swann, no run, responds with a bouncer at 86mph, very short and it balloons over Swann

97.5

Baker to Swann, no run, short one again, over leg stump and Swann gets out of the line

97.6

Baker to Swann, no run, ends with another harmless bouncer...barely a threat to the batsmen so far today

England 331/7   GP Swann 40* (54b 7x4)

99.1

Baker to Swann, no run, cuts back into Swann who gets into a bit of a tangle trying to defend, and it raps him on the hand

99.2

Baker to Swann, no run, short of a length and cutting back into Swann who goes back to defend

99.3

Baker to Swann, no run, another nasty one which jabs back jaggedly on Swann who is much less comfortable playing off the back foot. He's taking a few bruises right now

99.4

Baker to Swann, no run, a bouncer, he goes for a hook but can't make contact

99.5

Baker to Swann, no run, a bit of a waste this time, wide of the off stump and fortunate for Baker that it wasn't wided

99.6

Baker to Swann, no run, even wider. Swann needed a six-foot-long bat to reach that

England 339/7   GP Swann 40* (60b 7x4)

100.2

Edwards to Swann, no run, ducks beneath a slowish bouncer

100.3

Edwards to Swann, 1 no ball, ooh a much quicker bouncer that Swann again tried to hook, and again missed. But it's a no-ball

100.3

Edwards to Swann, FOUR, too straight, Swann swivels onto this attempted bouncer and gets enough on it for the ball to scorch down to fine leg for four

100.4

Edwards to Swann, no run, plays and misses outside off

100.5

Edwards to Swann, 1 run, gorgeous backfoot drive from Swann - he looks increasingly composed as an international cricketer

England 346/7   GP Swann 45* (65b 8x4)

101.1

Baker to Swann, 1 leg bye, a bit too straight, Swann just clips it through midwicket off the pad

England 347/7   GP Swann 45* (66b 8x4)

102.4

Edwards to Swann, no run, too straight and worked off his pads

102.5

Edwards to Swann, no run, very full and timed excellently, but mid-off is in the way

102.6

Edwards to Swann, 1 run, square driven crisply

England 354/7   GP Swann 46* (69b 8x4)

103.1

Baker to Swann, 1 run, neatly played - just outside off and Swann cuts it, jabbing down late on the ball and opening the face nicely

103.3

Baker to Swann, no run, cuts back into Swann who presents a solid defensive

103.4

Baker to Swann, no run, ooh very nicely driven once again, driving firmly on the up, but it reaches mid-off but no further

103.5

Baker to Swann, SIX, fantastic pull for six to bring up a memorable and important 50 from 73 balls. Short of a length, he swivelled onto it quickly and pulled it in front of square much like a No.6 might

103.6

Baker to Swann, no run, and he matches the pull with a crowd-pleasing defensive

England 362/7   GP Swann 53* (74b 8x4 1x6)

104.3

Taylor to Swann, no run, lovely shape - nice and full too - and it's left alone

104.4

Taylor to Swann, 1 leg bye, defended on the front foot

104.6

Taylor to Swann, no run, swinging away and left alone

England 365/7   GP Swann 53* (77b 8x4 1x6)

105.6

Baker to Swann, 1 run, punchily driven off the back foot

England 367/7   GP Swann 54* (78b 8x4 1x6)

106.1

Taylor to Swann, no run, speared into his pads and it balloons off them out to cover

106.2

Taylor to Swann, 1 run, good line but too short, allowing Swann to drop it out beyond point for an easy single

England 368/7   GP Swann 55* (80b 8x4 1x6)

107.1

Baker to Swann, 1 run, oh well bowled, a brilliant slower ball that Swann didn't pick up, and he squirted it out to gully for a quick single

England 369/8   GP Swann 56* (81b 8x4 1x6)

108.1

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

108.2

Taylor to Swann, FOUR, stands tall and utterly delivers! What a shot. A thumping drive on-the-up past mid-off. Spanking shot

108.3

Taylor to Swann, 1 run, clipped neatly through midwicket

England 374/8   GP Swann 61* (84b 9x4 1x6)

109.1

Edwards to Swann, 1 run, ooh that rises nastily on Swann - he looks quite hapless against anything short - and he somehow swats it off his chest to the leg side

England 375/8   GP Swann 62* (85b 9x4 1x6)

110.1

Taylor to Swann, no run, straight and Swann nudges to leg

110.2

Taylor to Swann, no run, a pretty slow bouncer, ducked with ease by Swann

110.3

Taylor to Swann, no run, spanked on the up - he does play that shot well. Reminds me of a more accomplished version of Andy Caddick. Standing tall and swinging through the line

110.4

Taylor to Swann, 1 run, on his legs, flicked through midwicket

England 376/8   GP Swann 63* (89b 9x4 1x6)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Series Results
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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