The Wisden Trophy - 1st Test

England v West Indies

England won by 10 wickets

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

0.1

Taylor to Strauss, no run, a loosener outside off stump, comfortably left alone by Strauss and it barely carries through to Denesh Ramdin

0.2

Taylor to Strauss, no run, better line this time, closer to off stump but Strauss is still able to shoulder arms

0.3

Taylor to Strauss, no run, full outside off, looks a fairly gentle-paced surface at the moment as Strauss leaves again

0.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, not making Strauss play in this opening over, and he's able to watch it sail harmlessly by

0.5

Taylor to Strauss, no run, makes him play with the fifth ball of the day, good line on off stump and it climbs a touch, Strauss takes his bottom hand off the bat and defends down to the gully area

0.6

Taylor to Strauss, 3 runs, first runs of the series, tucked neatly through the leg side as Taylor goes fuller and Strauss is able to trot back for a third

England 3/0   AJ Strauss 3* (6b)

1.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, starts down the leg side, a gentle start as he tries to get his body warmed up...it's pretty cold for the visitors

1.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, very full outside off, actually a low full toss that Strauss inside-edges into his boot as he tries to drive

1.3

Edwards to Strauss, 3 runs, neatly forced through the vacant mid-on area, an attacking field for Edwards, and Strauss just leaned into the delivery with a straight and picked up another three

1.5

Edwards to Strauss, no run, outside off and left alone, Ramdin takes it around shin height

1.6

Edwards to Strauss, no run, on off stump, defended back to the bowler in his follow through

England 7/0   AJ Strauss 6* (11b)

4.1

Taylor to Strauss, no run, well bowled, searching for the yorker which is well dug out by Strauss...full is going to be the way to go on this pitch

4.2

Taylor to Strauss, no run, angling across outside off, easily left alone by Strauss

4.3

Taylor to Strauss, FOUR, the first boundary of the day comes from a positive straight drive by Strauss, leans into a full delivery from Taylor and sends it runs across a fairly quick outfield

4.4

Taylor to Strauss, FOUR, the bowler tries to compensate by pulling his length back, but Strauss rocks onto the back foot and cracks him square through the off side...good batting

4.5

Taylor to Strauss, no run, left alone as it's a touch fuller and wider outside off...Strauss is looking in compact, confident form again

4.6

Taylor to Strauss, 1 run, pushed firmly just to the right mid-off and there's an easy single on offer

England 20/0   AJ Strauss 15* (17b 2x4)

5.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, is that the first bouncer? I think it might be, and it's well directed but comes off the pitch so slowly that Strauss is able to sway his head out of the line

5.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, flicked off middle stump but straight to mid-on

5.3

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, there's momentary confusion between Strauss and Cook over the single and for a moment there might be a problem, but it's all comfortable enough in the end

5.6

Edwards to Strauss, no run, defended square on the off side to point

England 26/0   AJ Strauss 16* (21b 2x4)

6.2

Taylor to Strauss, no run, too wide to tempt Strauss...Taylor has not quite hit a consistent line and length this morning

6.3

Taylor to Strauss, no run, full outside off stump, Strauss forces it out to short cover

6.4

Taylor to Strauss, OUT, well, well, out of nowhere West Indies have a breakthrough as Strauss plays a loose back-foot drive and gets an edge that carries through low to Ramdin...important breakthrough for the visitors and that should get them into the game

AJ Strauss c †Ramdin b Taylor 16 (32m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

England 28/1   AJ Strauss 16 (24b 2x4)
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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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Photos

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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