The Wisden Trophy - 1st Test

England v West Indies

England won by 10 wickets

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

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

End of over 101 (7 runs) England 346/7
RS Bopara    133* (265b 16x4)      FH Edwards    24-4-85-4
GP Swann    45* (65b 8x4)      LS Baker    20-5-63-0

Have England found their replacement for Gilo? Discuss.

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

End of over 102 (2 runs) England 348/7
RS Bopara    134* (270b 16x4)      LS Baker    21-5-64-0
GP Swann    45* (66b 8x4)      FH Edwards    24-4-85-4

"Poor old Monty," says Mark, apropos of not much at all. "That's all I can say." Ah - you're referring to Swann being England's new Gilo.

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

"Why would you want another incompetent pseudo-spin bowling 'allrounder'?" asks Gabe. "Harsh call on Swann."

102.6

Edwards to Swann, 1 run, square driven crisply

End of over 103 (6 runs) England 354/7
GP Swann    46* (69b 8x4)      FH Edwards    25-4-91-4
RS Bopara    139* (273b 17x4)      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

Anton from the Netherlands: "Swann may be the new Gilo batting-wise, but looks like he's more of a wicket-taker than the old one," he ponders. "And if Swann is the new Giles, then Monty surely was the new Tuffers?" Can. Worms. Worms everywhere.

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

Seriously good knock, that

103.6

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

End of over 104 (8 runs) England 362/7
GP Swann    53* (74b 8x4 1x6)      LS Baker    22-5-72-0
RS Bopara    140* (274b 17x4)      FH Edwards    25-4-91-4

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

"How do you jog a single urgently?" asks Jerry from France. Pedants unite. A very good point, Jerry.

104.4

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

"The genius of Gilo," says Andrew Miller, "was the consistency with which he made starts, and hence was there to hang around with the last recognised batsman. He was dismissed in single figures in only 10 of his last 56 innings. Swann, so far, has fallen cheaply in three innings out of six ... Therefore, in an entirely spurious twisting of the stats, he is not fit to lace Gilo's boots. Also, he takes far too many wickets." So there.

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

End of over 105 (3 runs) England 365/7
GP Swann    53* (77b 8x4 1x6)      JE Taylor    21-2-75-1
RS Bopara    142* (277b 17x4)      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

West Indies look really peeved and fed-up in the field. Hands in pockets, arms crossed, occasional turf-kicking going on. They're a bit stunned. And the weather's rubbish, too

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

End of over 106 (2 runs) England 367/7
GP Swann    54* (78b 8x4 1x6)      LS Baker    23-5-74-0
RS Bopara    143* (282b 17x4)      JE Taylor    21-2-75-1

Geek alert: "Assuming Bopara makes it to 146, then both these batsmen will have made half of their total career Test runs in this innings," geeks the oddly named Jimmers. "And yes, I am pleased with myself, thank you for wondering." We needn't have wondered, Jimmers. Outstanding stattery from that man (or girl).

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

"All Hail the New King of Spain....the King is Dead...Long live the King!" roars Dunk, in relation to Swann's fifty. Given Swann's musical aspirations, I think it's important he never reads this.

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

Bopara looks gutted at that stroke, but he's played beautifully otherwise, and has virtually sealed his No.3 spot for the medium-term future.

Reward for West Indies at long last. They really need to believe they can knock over England's tail here. Plenty of time before lunch.

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

Good and successful over

End of over 107 (1 run) England 368/8
JM Anderson    0* (2b)      JE Taylor    22-2-76-2
GP Swann    55* (80b 8x4 1x6)      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

End of over 108 (1 run) England 369/8
JM Anderson    0* (7b)      LS Baker    24-5-75-0
GP Swann    56* (81b 8x4 1x6)      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

End of over 109 (5 runs) England 374/8
JM Anderson    0* (10b)      JE Taylor    23-2-81-2
GP Swann    61* (84b 9x4 1x6)      LS Baker    24-5-75-0

Edwards from the Pavilion End now. This could be fun

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

Right. Fidel v Anderson. Pitch it up...

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.

The physio is taking a very close and cautious look at Anderson, checking his responses and making sure he can see okay. He's now on his feet, which is good news, and is now victim of Graeme Swann's jokes ... so all is well. On comes a new helmet and Anderson plonks it on his head, and the crowd applaud as play is ready to get underway again. Everyone loves a fighter.

Right, Fidel. Pitch it up. The sucker-punch

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

End of over 110 (1 run) England 375/8
JM Anderson    0* (15b)      FH Edwards    26-4-92-4
GP Swann    62* (85b 9x4 1x6)      JE Taylor    23-2-81-2

Swann pats Anderson on the bat for surviving those post-decking deliveries from Edwards. This pair have a bit of history. Anderson v Edwards later in the Test will be enthralling viewing (or reading, for you lot)

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

Anderson to face the final two balls before lunch

110.5

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

Last ball before lunch

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.

Excellent session for England, especially for Swann who played a majestic innings - he batted beautifully and aggressively throughout, and really put West Indies on the back foot early. England will be eyeing 400, no doubt, perhaps even a little bit more, and West Indies have plenty to ponder over their lunch. They've bowled like drains this morning. Join us in 40 for the resumption.

End of over 111 (2 runs) England 377/8
JM Anderson    1* (17b)      JE Taylor    24-2-83-2
GP Swann    63* (89b 9x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    26-4-92-4

Welcome back to the afternoon session, Andrew here to see how many more England can add before having a bowl. It was a great morning for them as Graeme Swann played a blinder. James Anderson, with a new helmet, takes strike...

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

Graham Onions comes out on his debut...can he help edge the total to 400?

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

Edwards finishes with 6 for 92 and Swann is unbeaten on 63. It took West Indies just three balls after lunch to wrap up the innings, but they'll be wishing they could have done that this morning. Anyway 377 it is for England, a very workable total if not quite at the levels of recent Lord's Tests. Now all eyes will be on how the young attack perform in favourable conditions that should offer some swing. We'll be back in five minutes with all the action

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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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