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
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

1.4

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

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   FH Edwards 1-0-4-0
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   FH Edwards 2-0-6-0
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

5.4

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

5.6

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

England 26/0   FH Edwards 3-0-12-0
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

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   FH Edwards 4-0-18-0
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   FH Edwards 5-1-18-0
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

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

32.6

Edwards to Pietersen, OUT, and goes first ball! Great piece of bowling from Edwards and a superb catch from Ramdin, pitched up on the stumps and there's enough late movement to take the outside edge...Ramdin was nearly wrong-footed but stuck his right hand out and grabbed a brilliant catch

KP Pietersen c †Ramdin b Edwards 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 92/3   FH Edwards 6-1-20-2
34.1

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, targets the stumps, but it's too leg side and doesn't swing, takes the pad

34.2

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, good bouncer, plenty of pace on that and Collingwood has to duck rather sharpish

34.3

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, just drags the line a little too wide of the stumps, but there is plenty of effort in this burst

34.4

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, full outside off, Collingwood drive out to point and takes one hand off the bat as he nearly loses control

34.5

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, outside off, swings away but it's a little wide

34.6

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, well bowled, goes for the yorker and nearly gets it right, Collingwood just gets down in time to squeeze it to the off stump

England 96/3   FH Edwards 7-2-20-2
36.1

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 no ball, forced off the back foot into the covers, it's a no-ball as Edwards puts all his efforts in this spell

36.1

Edwards to Collingwood, FOUR, positive response from Collingwood, dropped in short and he was quickly onto the pull and the ball races to the square leg boundary

36.2

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, another short one, tempting the shot again, but Collingwood realises this one is more out of his reach and watches it sail through

36.3

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

36.4

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, drifts down the leg side, just straining a little too much

36.5

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, back outside off, Collingwood leaves well alone

36.6

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, nips back and takes the pads but going well down the leg side

England 105/3   FH Edwards 8-2-25-2
38.1

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

38.2

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, very full, swinging away and driven out to short cover where Nash makes a good save

38.3

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, tucked off leg stump in typical Collingwood style down to long leg

38.4

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

38.5

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, jumps into line and defends towards mid-on

38.6

Edwards to Collingwood, OUT, and another one goes, brilliant bowling from Edwards, a full ball outside off and Collingwood is caught flat-footed as he prods forward and the edge goes low to second slip

PD Collingwood c Smith b Edwards 8 (26m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

England 109/4   FH Edwards 9-2-27-3
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

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   FH Edwards 10-2-33-3
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   FH Edwards 11-2-38-3
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

60.2

Edwards to Broad, no run, good start, on off stump and Broad comes forward to defend into the leg side

60.3

Edwards to Broad, 1 run, big inside edge onto the pad, Edwards appeals and Broads sprints off for a quick single and has to dive to make sure of reaching his ground

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   FH Edwards 12-2-39-4
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

62.3

Edwards to Broad, no run, banged in a touch shorter, Broad stands tall and defends at the top of the bounce

62.4

Edwards to Broad, no run, short ball over off stump, Broad drops his hands as it goes through

62.5

Edwards to Broad, FOUR, top shot, another cracker from Broad as he drives off the front foot this time and it races through cover

62.6

Edwards to Broad, no run, dropped, a fairly tough chance goes down in the gully as Benn can't cling onto a cut shot from Broad...it was travelling quite quickly, but he is a tall man and probably should have held on

England 205/5   FH Edwards 13-2-44-4
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   FH Edwards 14-3-44-4
66.1

Edwards to Broad, no run, very wide, Broad manages to drive off the toe end but without any timing and cover does the fielding

66.2

Edwards to Broad, no run, full on off stump, pushed back to Edwards who collects in his follow through

66.3

Edwards to Broad, no run, very wide, he was lucky to get away with that one

66.4

Edwards to Broad, no run, dropped another one goes down, this time Gayle can't hang on to a regulation edge at first slip as Broad drives at a wide one...it rebounds out and Devon Smith from second slip can't cling on either

66.5

Edwards to Broad, no run, leaves this one alone after his let-off the ball before

66.6

Edwards to Broad, no run, worked off middle stump to midwicket

England 211/5   FH Edwards 15-4-44-4
68.1

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

68.2

Edwards to Broad, no run, full on the stumps, dug down down to mid-off

68.3

Edwards to Broad, (no ball) 2 runs, well played, tucked off leg stump down to fine leg...a good save Baker prevents the boundary but it was a no-ball as well

68.3

Edwards to Broad, no run, well bowled, on middle and off, punched into the covers

68.4

Edwards to Broad, no run, wide outside off, Broad decides against having a dart at this one

68.5

Edwards to Broad, no run, another leave from Broad...he knows how important it is he stays with Bopara for the rest of the day

68.6

Edwards to Broad, no run, beaten on the drive this time, Edwards waves his arms in annoyance.

England 224/5   FH Edwards 16-4-47-4
70.1

Edwards to Broad, no run, full and nicely driven from Broad but straight Chanderpaul at cover

70.2

Edwards to Broad, no run, good leave, that was fairly close to off stump but well judged by Broad

70.3

Edwards to Broad, FOUR, low full toss outside off, eased between cover and mid-off by Broad for another boundary

70.4

Edwards to Broad, no run, worked off leg stump to midwicket

70.5

Edwards to Broad, no run, wide outside off, carries low through to Ramdin

70.6

Edwards to Broad, no run, nice timing again, can't beat cover though

England 230/5   FH Edwards 17-4-51-4
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

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   FH Edwards 18-4-52-4
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

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   FH Edwards 19-4-53-4
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

92.3

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

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   FH Edwards 20-4-63-4
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   FH Edwards 21-4-68-4
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

96.4

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

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   FH Edwards 22-4-70-4
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   FH Edwards 23-4-78-4
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

100.2

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

100.6

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

England 346/7   FH Edwards 24-4-85-4
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

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   FH Edwards 25-4-91-4
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

109.2

Edwards to Anderson, no run, short of a length, Anderson tries to play it off the back foot but misses it entirely

109.3

Edwards to Anderson, no run, ouch - Anderson's hit on the helmet and he's on the deck. A bouncer which he appeared to have lined up well, but he could get his head out of the way and, as he turned his head to the left, it whacked him on the back of his helmet. A piece of blue plastic flies off, and on comes the physio. "The helmet gives too many people a false sense of security," says Mikey Holding. Anderson just took his eye off the ball.

109.4

Edwards to Anderson, no run, short but wide and easily handled by Anderson

109.5

Edwards to Anderson, no run, nasty one but very well played. A bouncer rising into Anderson's chest who jumps back and drops it down leg. As he does so, his head again snaps away - understandably so given the thwacking he received just now. He's fighting with every ounce of concentration to keep an eye on the ball

109.6

Edwards to Anderson, no run, great ball, swinging away from Anderson's wafty bat

England 375/8   FH Edwards 26-4-92-4
111.1

Edwards to Anderson, no run, cuts and misses outside off...Edwards still searching for his fifth wicket

111.2

Edwards to Anderson, OUT, and there it is, Edwards has five as Anderson cuts again and gets a regulation top edge through to Ramdin...a great moment for Edwards who salutes his team-mates and soaks up the moment

JM Anderson c †Ramdin b Edwards 1 (24m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 5.26

111.3

Edwards to Onions, OUT, well, that was brief...a low full toss crashes through Onions' defences to make a mess of the stumps. He didn't seem too keen to get in line.

G Onions b Edwards 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 377/10   FH Edwards 26.3-4-92-6
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