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   JE Taylor 1-0-3-0

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   JE Taylor 2-0-5-0

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   JE Taylor 3-0-14-0

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

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

6.5

Taylor to Bopara, no run, what a beauty to greet the new batsman, pitches outside off and seams away from Bopara's rather tentative poke...that was a good nut to get first up and this is a big challenge for Bopara

6.6

Taylor to Bopara, no run, worked off middle stump out to square leg

England 28/1   JE Taylor 4-0-16-1

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   JE Taylor 5-0-24-1

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   JE Taylor 6-1-24-1

12.1

Taylor to Bopara, 3 runs, lovely shot from Bopara, full on the stumps and he drives through the line past mid-off...it's a good chase to the boundary and Sarwan manages to flick it back and keeps them to three to bring up England's 50

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

12.3

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, hint of swing, played into the backward point area and Cook sprints through for a fairly tight single...more hesitation from two players who should know each other well

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   JE Taylor 7-1-29-1

33.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, on the pads, but he can't make contact and it dribbles to the leg side

33.2

Taylor to Bopara, no run, short outside off, easily left alone by Bopara

33.3

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, nicely driven into the covers, just beats short cover and they take a single

33.4

Taylor to Collingwood, 2 runs, goes full straight away to Collingwood, punched down the ground but not out of the middle and he's away with a couple

33.5

Taylor to Collingwood, 1 run, worked off middle stump down to fine leg

33.6

Taylor to Bopara, no run, good line outside off, comes back a little at Bopara who lets it go

England 96/3   JE Taylor 8-1-33-1

35.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, nice bounce on off stump, played down to gully with soft hands

35.2

Taylor to Bopara, FOUR, top shot from Bopara, full outside off and driven handsomly between cover and mid-off for a welcome boundary...brings up England's 100

35.3

Taylor to Bopara, no run, better length from Taylor, defended into the off side with an open face

35.4

Taylor to Bopara, no run, nice shape on off stump, Bopara comes forward with bat and pad together

35.5

Taylor to Bopara, no run, sweetly driven again, but Taylor gets a hand on it in his follow through

35.6

Taylor to Bopara, no run, defended into the covers, a good over from Taylor

England 100/3   JE Taylor 9-1-37-1

44.1

Taylor to Prior, no run, excellent line on middle-and-off, swinging just a touch away - excellent delivery and well played

44.2

Taylor to Prior, no run, no, far too wide

44.3

Taylor to Prior, no run, very, very testing delivery indeed. On the off stump with a hint of shape away from the right hander

44.4

Taylor to Prior, no run, driven back to the bowler

44.5

Taylor to Prior, no run, patted down to point

44.6

Taylor to Prior, no run, firm cover drive but the fielder's in the way and does well to prevent four

England 138/4   JE Taylor 10-2-37-1

46.1

Taylor to Prior, no run, wide of the off stump and he flashes and misses

46.2

Taylor to Prior, no run, ooh that's a good leave. Cut back sharply on the right-hander

46.3

Taylor to Prior, no run, pushed out to the off side

46.4

Taylor to Prior, 1 run, beautifully driven just wide of mid-off, though without the timing

46.5

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, nudged to leg

46.6

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

England 144/4   JE Taylor 11-2-39-1

48.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, spearing into middle stump, he turns to leg

48.2

Taylor to Bopara, no run, too wide, and it cuts and seams away wider still

48.3

Taylor to Bopara, no run, again, too wide to trouble Bopara and he ignores it. Rightly so.

48.4

Taylor to Bopara, no run, and this time it's a bit too straight, though Bopara gets into difficulty defending it, the ball ballooning off his thigh guard

48.5

Taylor to Bopara, no run, Bopara, taking a leg-stump guard, nudges this off his hip

48.6

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, angling into middle-and-leg, turned off his hip for a single to steal the strike

England 146/4   JE Taylor 12-2-40-1

50.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, swinging back into the right hander who's solid in defence

50.2

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, drops this short of mid-on for a single

50.3

Taylor to Prior, no run, Prior shuffles across to defend on the back foot. Slightly late on the shot, but safely played nevertheless

50.4

Taylor to Prior, no run, carved to point

50.5

Taylor to Prior, no run, nice and full, holding its line to Prior who drives firmly to mid-off. "Wait on," is the cry, and Bopara agrees

50.6

Taylor to Prior, FOUR, top shot. He is so, so strong on anything short and wide. He almost seemed to guide it instead of cutting it - played it right up on his toes. Smart stuff from Prior - he looks in fine touch

England 156/4   JE Taylor 13-2-45-1

80.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, jumps back and drives off the back foot, riding the bounce

80.2

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, an elegant flick through midwicket

80.3

Taylor to Broad, 1 run, dropped to leg and Chanderpaul's throw is quick...but misses the stumps. That would've been seriously close - lazy running by Bopara

80.4

Taylor to Bopara, no run, a bouncer down the leg side

80.5

Taylor to Bopara, no run, left alone outside off

80.6

Taylor to Bopara, no run, strokes this to mid-off's right who dives to save four. No great timing in the shot, though

England 262/5   JE Taylor 14-2-47-1

82.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, a pretty meek bouncer, easily evaded with a sway

82.2

Taylor to Bopara, no run, left alone outside off

82.3

Taylor to Bopara, no run, fullish and defended out to cover

82.4

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, dropped out to the off side, and they scamper through for a single. Bresnan's lungs are absolutely heaving - but they make their ground, just about

82.5

Taylor to Bresnan, no run, too wide and left alone

82.6

Taylor to Bresnan, 1 run, clipped to leg to get off the mark, and Lord's acknowledge it in typically polite style

England 264/6   JE Taylor 15-2-49-1

84.1

Taylor to Bresnan, 1 wide, a bouncer, evaded with a shrug of his left shoulder

84.1

Taylor to Bresnan, 2 leg byes, down the leg side and worked off his pads

84.2

Taylor to Bresnan, 2 runs, Bresnan, whose name is bizarrely tricky to spell sometimes, goes for a hook and top-edges it ... but safely wide of fine leg

84.3

Taylor to Bresnan, no run, again it's down the leg side

84.4

Taylor to Bresnan, no run, good grief. Taylor's completely lost it. Another leg-side stray

84.5

Taylor to Bresnan, 1 run, on middle and very elegantly turned behind square with a flick of the wrists

84.6

Taylor to Bopara, no run, left alone outside off

England 275/6   JE Taylor 16-2-53-1

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   JE Taylor 17-2-57-1

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

91.3

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, wrong line again, too leg side and turned down to long leg with a flick of the wrists

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   JE Taylor 18-2-59-1

93.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, opens the face and plays towards point, thinks of a single but it's not there

93.2

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, shapes into Bopara, he works it neatly out to deep square-leg...England have looked very comfortable this morning

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   JE Taylor 19-2-61-1

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   JE Taylor 20-2-73-1

104.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, wide of the off stump, cutting wider still

104.2

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, nice shape away from the right-hander but it's dropped out to cover for a hasty single

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

104.5

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, down the leg side and clipped to fine leg

104.6

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

England 365/7   JE Taylor 21-2-75-1

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

106.3

Taylor to Bopara, no run, crisply driven straight to cover

106.4

Taylor to Bopara, OUT, got him! A floaty half-volley which he drives while rather misbalanced, the ball scooting straight to mid-off where Nash holds a fine catch

RS Bopara c Nash b Taylor 143 (437m 284b 17x4 0x6) SR: 50.35

106.5

Taylor to Anderson, no run, Anderson does a Jack Russell to his first delivery, fishing and missing before withdrawing his bat

106.6

Taylor to Anderson, no run, beaten outside off. A nibbly little feel to one which held its line

England 368/8   JE Taylor 22-2-76-2

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

108.4

Taylor to Anderson, no run, angled out to point

108.5

Taylor to Anderson, no run, excellent delivery which holds its line, angling across Anderson who is beaten once more

108.6

Taylor to Anderson, no run, plays and misses once more. He looks horribly out of touch

England 374/8   JE Taylor 23-2-81-2

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

110.5

Taylor to Anderson, no run, fuller outside off, Anderson tries to scorch it through the covers but misses

110.6

Taylor to Anderson, 1 run, and he's off the mark! That's his 47th innings without making a duck. Monstrous effort - and that's lunch.

England 377/8   JE Taylor 24-2-83-2
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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
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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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