The Wisden Trophy - 1st Test

England v West Indies

England won by 10 wickets

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

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   LS Baker 1-1-0-0

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

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   LS Baker 2-1-5-0

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

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   LS Baker 3-1-8-0

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

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   LS Baker 4-1-9-0

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   LS Baker 5-1-13-0

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   LS Baker 6-2-13-0

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

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   LS Baker 7-2-14-0

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   LS Baker 8-3-14-0

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   LS Baker 9-3-15-0

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   LS Baker 10-4-15-0

42.1

Baker to Prior, no run, down the leg side. By quite a lot

42.2

Baker to Prior, FOUR, down the leg side again but Prior gets a bat on it this time, flicking it down to fine leg for four. Neat, confident, urgent stroke

42.3

Baker to Prior, FOUR, four more, but by no means was Prior in control of that. Really well pitched-up and it swung late away from the right hander who jabbed down on it, got a thick outside edge past the slips

42.4

Baker to Prior, no run, wide enough to be left alone this time

42.5

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

42.6

Baker to Prior, FOUR, majestic! That's Prior's strength - wideish delivery and he fairly thumped it with the most convincing of cover drives. He does play that shot magnificently

England 136/4   LS Baker 11-4-27-0

63.1

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

63.2

Baker to Broad, no run, thick outside edge from Broad, lands just short of Benn in the gully this time...Broad living dangerously at the moment

63.3

Baker to Broad, 3 runs, nice timing again from Broad, driven off the front foot through the covers but not quite enough to reach the boundary

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

63.6

Baker to Broad, no run, very full outside off, left alone

England 210/5   LS Baker 12-4-32-0

65.1

Baker to Broad, 1 run, pushed towards mid-off who is on his heels a little and that allows a single

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   LS Baker 13-4-33-0

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   LS Baker 14-4-43-0

72.1

Baker to Broad, no run, left alone outside off

72.2

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

72.3

Baker to Broad, no run, ooh and he plays and misses outside off. Loose, flappy stroke

72.4

Baker to Broad, 3 runs, beautifully timed out through cover. He is a natural timer of the ball, this guy

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   LS Baker 15-4-46-0

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

74.2

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

74.3

Baker to Broad, 3 runs, elegantly stroked through cover

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   LS Baker 16-4-50-0

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   LS Baker 17-4-53-0

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   LS Baker 18-4-59-0

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   LS Baker 19-4-63-0

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   LS Baker 20-5-63-0

101.1

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

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   LS Baker 21-5-64-0

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

103.2

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

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   LS Baker 22-5-72-0

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

105.6

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

England 367/7   LS Baker 23-5-74-0

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

107.2

Baker to Anderson, no run, down the leg side

107.3

Baker to Anderson, no run, left alone outside off

107.4

Baker to Anderson, no run, just outside off, Anderson again nibbles. Or did he? It's hard to tell whether he's fishing or leaving

107.5

Baker to Anderson, no run, a good slower ball which deceives and beats Anderson's attempt to cover-drive it - too full and loopy

107.6

Baker to Anderson, no run, shapes back into Anderson who finally gets bat on it, and the Lord's crowd all acknowledge it with drearily ironic applause and droll clapping

England 369/8   LS Baker 24-5-75-0
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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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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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