The Wisden Trophy - 1st Test

England v West Indies

England won by 10 wickets

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

Jerome Taylor, who ripped England apart in Jamaica, marks out his run from the Nursery End and has three slips, a gully and a short leg

10.55am Here come the players, West Indies first led, out by Chris Gayle who will feel quite strange dressed in whites, and they go into the obligatory team huddle. Now the England openers, Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook, bound down the pavilion steps in the spring sunshine. We are nearly set for the start...

I was interested to read what Graeme Swann said in the press conference the other day. "If you get the chance to set your own fields and bowl where you want, then it's the thumbs up and Straussy is like that," he said. "What spin bowler doesn't want to set his own field? Well, apart from Monty." Poor old Montster. It wasn't long ago that he was seen as the key to England's bowling attack. And it wasn't long ago that he was just that, too.

With 15 minutes to go, someone claiming to be called Marisa has fallen at the first hurdle. "West Indies have a Baker and England a Cook, but the only ingredients on the field appear to be a Swan(n) and Onions," she says. Oh dear. Still, it saved me making the same brilliant awful pun.

For West Indies, well, all eyes will be on Jerome Taylor and Fidel Edwards, who haunted England in varying capacities just a few months ago in the Caribbean. My two men to watch today are Bopara and Edwards, in fact - they had a terrific battle in the winter, when Edwards continued to bounce him and Bopara respond with pull after hook (apart from one occasion when he was clonked on the helmet). So, it's all a thing of great excitement and we have a mere 22 minutes until the start. Prepare your desktops, open up Excel and Outlook, guard against the snooping bosses and for the love of WG Grace, go and boil that kettle.

10.30am Morning all. That was Andrew McGlashan, and this is me, Will Luke. A thumping good morning to you all, and welcome to our summer's coverage of England. Oh we have the toss, how excellent. West Indies have won the toss and will bowl, says a far-too-relaxed-for-comfort Chris Gayle. "We're mentally prepared," he says, among other flat-battish answers to Atherton's probing-seamer-like questions. It's a new-look England side, as we all know. Ravi Bopara at No.3, Graham Onions and Tim Bresnan (batting at No.8, behind Stuart Broad) are all in, so it's an exciting and fresh-looking squad to begin the new season.

Morning folks, the summer starts here. Is everyone excited? Of course this season brings two massive events, the ICC World Twenty20 and then the Ashes, but first England resume their battles with West Indies. And while the anticipation for the Ashes is growing this is a very important series for England. West Indies regained the Wisden Trophy in the Caribbean recently and the home side desperately need to build momentum.

The visitors have had a few problems, their captain Chris Gayle has only just turned up and the batting has failed to fire. But they have some talented players in the line and two quality quicks in Jerome Taylor and Fidel Edwards. So it's all set for a fascinating few days. Stay tuned and we'll bring you all the news as we get it.

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

Tickets are still available for each of the first four days of the Test (with the usual free-for-all on the fifth, if it goes that far). Prices range from £25 to £60 (and a tenner for Under-16s). They are on sale at 9am at the North Gate ticket sales point in Wellington Place.

End of over 1 (3 runs) England 3/0
AJ Strauss    3* (6b)      JE Taylor    1-0-3-0
AN Cook    0* (0b)     

Here's Fidel Edwards, he should be good to watch

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

Already short leg is out, not much pace early on

1.5

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

We'll need to wait a little longer to judge the surface, until the quicks have cranked it up, but there don't seem to be too many early demons

1.6

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

End of over 2 (4 runs) England 7/0
AJ Strauss    6* (11b)      FH Edwards    1-0-4-0
AN Cook    1* (1b)      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

Cook has had an injury-hit start to his season with a broken finger, but played against West Indies two weeks ago for Essex

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

Andrew Miller, firmly settled into the Media Centre at Lord's and eagerly awaiting his first lunch of the season, is not impressed by the early overs. "Regardless of what happens in this game, this is once again proving to be a disgraceful pitch. How can England pretend to be the custodian of Test cricket when its landmark venue is as dead as Karachi or the ARG?"

End of over 3 (2 runs) England 9/0
AN Cook    2* (8b)      JE Taylor    2-0-5-0
AJ Strauss    6* (11b)      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

I don't want to harp on too early, but this really isn't want we wanted to see after having to sit through the flat pitches in the Caribbean

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

End of over 4 (2 runs) England 11/0
AN Cook    4* (14b)      FH Edwards    2-0-6-0
AJ Strauss    6* (11b)      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

End of over 5 (9 runs) England 20/0
AJ Strauss    15* (17b 2x4)      JE Taylor    3-0-14-0
AN Cook    4* (14b)      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

End of over 6 (6 runs) England 26/0
AJ Strauss    16* (21b 2x4)      FH Edwards    3-0-12-0
AN Cook    9* (16b 1x4)      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

Already West Indies are down to two slips and a gully with a man on the drive

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

Now then, here comes Ravi Bopara England's new No. 3...this will be fascinating to watch

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

The ball to get Strauss was there to be hit, but sometimes it just doesn't come off

End of over 7 (2 runs) England 28/1
RS Bopara    0* (2b)      JE Taylor    4-0-16-1
AN Cook    10* (18b 1x4)      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

Already appears to be more movement to the right hander

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

End of over 8 (6 runs) England 34/1
RS Bopara    4* (7b 1x4)      FH Edwards    4-0-18-0
AN Cook    11* (19b 1x4)      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

End of over 9 (8 runs) England 42/1
AN Cook    19* (25b 3x4)      JE Taylor    5-0-24-1
RS Bopara    4* (7b 1x4)      FH Edwards    4-0-18-0

Here comes the first change of bowling, Lionel Baker gets his first crack of the series

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

Tidy start for Baker

End of over 10 (maiden) England 42/1
RS Bopara    4* (13b 1x4)      LS Baker    1-1-0-0
AN Cook    19* (25b 3x4)      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

End of over 11 (maiden) England 42/1
AN Cook    19* (31b 3x4)      JE Taylor    6-1-24-1
RS Bopara    4* (13b 1x4)      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

Is this a plan from West Indies, or are they just bowling a little wide?

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

End of over 12 (5 runs) England 47/1
AN Cook    23* (35b 4x4)      LS Baker    2-1-5-0
RS Bopara    5* (15b 1x4)      JE Taylor    6-1-24-1

Taylor continues

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

Bopara has a history of some dodgy running at times

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

And with that we have the first drinks of the day...mine's a pint please. A fairly even first hour, but West Indies might have hoped for more after putting England in

Joseph Herbert is one of a few people who having pointed out that Bopara has an interesting movement with his back foot. It's certainly different from what he was doing in the winter - something to keep an eye on.

End of over 13 (5 runs) England 52/1
AN Cook    24* (39b 4x4)      JE Taylor    7-1-29-1
RS Bopara    9* (17b 1x4)      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

Part of Baker's job will be to keep the scoring rate down with a tight line

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

Plenty of jackets needed in the crowd today for the earliest start to an English international season

End of over 14 (3 runs) England 55/1
AN Cook    24* (43b 4x4)      LS Baker    3-1-8-0
RS Bopara    12* (19b 1x4)      JE Taylor    7-1-29-1

Here's an interesting change, time for an early look at spin as Sulieman Benn gets the ball from the Nursery End

14.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, tucked off leg stump out to deep square

Benn caused England some problems in the winter, especially during the Jamaica Test when he took eight wickets

14.2

Benn to Cook, no run, full outside off, driven out to short cover

14.3

Benn to Cook, 2 runs, well bowled, takes the outside edge as Cook plays forward and the edge does wide of slip towards third man

14.4

Benn to Cook, 1 run, turned from outside off through the leg side, they think of two but deep square-leg keeps them at a single

14.5

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, neatly tucked off the stumps again, a touch short from Benn...he's probably feeling a bit chilly

14.6

Benn to Cook, no run, goes back into his crease and defends into the off side

And now it's over to Will Luke for the first time in this series

End of over 15 (5 runs) England 60/1
AN Cook    27* (47b 4x4)      SJ Benn    1-0-5-0
RS Bopara    14* (21b 1x4)      LS Baker    3-1-8-0

Morning all. Here's Baker

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

Baker's action reminds me a little of Bravo's. Bravo's slowed down - not quite in the same manic rush to roll his arm over, if that helps paint a picture

15.6

Baker to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 16 (1 run) England 61/1
AN Cook    27* (51b 4x4)      LS Baker    4-1-9-0
RS Bopara    15* (23b 1x4)      SJ Benn    1-0-5-0

16.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, tossed up on middle, nudged for a single

It has become traditional, says Andrew Miller, for England to carp about the state of Test wickets around the world, but on this evidence, the carping should start right here at HQ.

Of the grounds that have hosted three or more Tests in the past three years, Lord's is second only to that renowned graveyard, Karachi, as the venue with the highest ratio of runs to wickets. Other disgraces - the Colombo SSC, Adelaide and Lahore - are positive minefields by comparison. At the very least, they produce results!

Over the wicket

16.2

Benn to Cook, 1 run, flicked to leg

Back around the wicket

16.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, a full toss - or made into one, rather - but Bopara mis-times this flick to midwicket

Over the wicket

16.4

Benn to Cook, no run, very full but his drive is mis-timed

16.5

Benn to Cook, no run, ooh that skids through a little low on Cook. Not the best of signs

16.6

Benn to Cook, no run, a touch of turn as Cook plays this off the back foot

Fairly innocuous over there from big Benn.

End of over 17 (3 runs) England 64/1
AN Cook    28* (55b 4x4)      SJ Benn    2-0-8-0
RS Bopara    17* (25b 1x4)      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

End of over 18 (4 runs) England 68/1
RS Bopara    21* (31b 2x4)      LS Baker    5-1-13-0
AN Cook    28* (55b 4x4)      SJ Benn    2-0-8-0

18.1

Benn to Cook, no run, on middle-and-leg and turned to leg

18.2

Benn to Cook, no run, tries to turn it to leg but gets leading edge, but there is no silly point

18.3

Benn to Cook, no run, tries to sweep but misses - prodigious bounce there for Benn

18.4

Benn to Cook, no run, down the leg side and he can't take advantage

18.5

Benn to Cook, no run, clipped crisply to midwicket

18.6

Benn to Cook, no run, left alone outside off, good take by the soft-handed Ramdin. Quality wicketkeeper, Mr Ramdin

End of over 19 (maiden) England 68/1
AN Cook    28* (61b 4x4)      SJ Benn    3-1-8-0
RS Bopara    21* (31b 2x4)      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

Baker really is troubled by the Lord's slope today. The line is so nearly right, but remains wrong for the time being

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

English batsmen, from my lifetime of watching them bat, seem utterly clueless against full tosses. They are to be patted meekly to point rather than swatted over midwicket. Hick was good at dealing with them, though. Anyway.

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

End of over 20 (maiden) England 68/1
RS Bopara    21* (37b 2x4)      LS Baker    6-2-13-0
AN Cook    28* (61b 4x4)      SJ Benn    3-1-8-0

Benn, over the wicket to the left-hander

20.1

Benn to Cook, no run, on the back foot, Cook pats in defence

20.2

Benn to Cook, 2 runs, fired down the leg side, Cook flicks to fine leg for two

My god this pitch is depressingly slow

20.3

Benn to Cook, 1 run, worked to leg for another yawning single

20.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, nicely flighted on middle-and-leg, Bopara's forward into a defensive prod

20.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, driven back to the bowler

End of over 21 (3 runs) England 71/1
RS Bopara    21* (39b 2x4)      SJ Benn    3.5-1-11-0
AN Cook    31* (64b 4x4)      LS Baker    6-2-13-0

They seem to have forgotten that we bowl six-ball overs these days. Even the umpires are bored by this.

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

He's slippery, is Baker

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

End of over 22 (1 run) England 72/1
RS Bopara    21* (41b 2x4)      LS Baker    7-2-14-0
AN Cook    32* (68b 4x4)      SJ Benn    3.5-1-11-0

It's not even lunch, but already the Lord's crowd seem to be snoozing. There's just a gentle buzz - almost inaudibly gentle

22.1

Benn to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

22.2

Benn to Cook, 1 run, too straight this time and full enough for Cook to just turn his wrists on it to leg

22.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, tossed up on middle-and-leg, turned to leg - half a shout for lbw but he almost certainly got a thin edge on that, and the appeal was emphatically unconvincing

22.4

Benn to Cook, 1 run, flicked to leg

22.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, pushed out to the off side

22.6

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, short, wide and clattered into the ground short of point

End of over 23 (4 runs) England 76/1
RS Bopara    23* (44b 2x4)      SJ Benn    5-1-15-0
AN Cook    34* (71b 4x4)      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

End of over 24 (maiden) England 76/1
RS Bopara    23* (50b 2x4)      LS Baker    8-3-14-0
AN Cook    34* (71b 4x4)      SJ Benn    5-1-15-0

"Did you read Michael Atherton's column in today's Times?" asks Toothy Talbot, without even bothering to greet us formally. "He mentioned how WI suffered a 'ten-wicket mauling at the hands of England Lions'. Given that he went to the trouble of using the gagtastic 'mauling' in conjunction with "Lions", surely he should have pushed the metaphor to its logical extreme and finished the sentence 'at the paws of England Lions'?" No, I haven't yet. The main point to make of all this is the fact you said gagtastic. Outstanding effort.

24.1

Benn to Cook, no run, blocked off the back foot

24.2

Benn to Cook, no run, fuller, but no turn and Cook blocks

24.3

Benn to Cook, no run, slightly fuller, driven out to the off side

24.4

Benn to Cook, no run, flicked to midwicket

24.5

Benn to Cook, no run

24.6

Benn to Cook, no run, on the back foot and defended

End of over 25 (maiden) England 76/1
AN Cook    34* (77b 4x4)      SJ Benn    6-2-15-0
RS Bopara    23* (50b 2x4)      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

Ten minutes until lunch

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

End of over 26 (1 run) England 77/1
RS Bopara    23* (56b 2x4)      LS Baker    9-3-15-0
AN Cook    34* (77b 4x4)      SJ Benn    6-2-15-0

26.1

Benn to Cook, no run, outside off, played off the back foot out to point

26.2

Benn to Cook, no run, Cook comes forward, smothering it to short midwicket

26.3

Benn to Cook, 1 bye, tossed wide of the off stump and the bounce, and width, defeats Ramdin's desperate snatch, the ball rebounding off his gloves and over the slip

50 stand from 118 balls

26.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, tossed up on middle stump and blocked

26.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, nicely flighted on middle-and-off, Bopara's forward in defence

26.6

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, an actual boundary - and a beauty by Bopara. Rocks back, gives himself room outside leg and flashes it through the extra-cover region for four. Timed it very well

End of over 27 (5 runs) England 82/1
RS Bopara    27* (59b 3x4)      SJ Benn    7-2-19-0
AN Cook    34* (80b 4x4)      LS Baker    9-3-15-0

27.1

Baker to Cook, no run, turned to leg

Pietersen has been talking to Flower on the balcony for almost the entire session. Deep in discussion they are.

27.2

Baker to Cook, no run, wide of Cook's off stump and comfortably left alone

Around the wicket for a change

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

This'll be the last over before lunch. Or will it? What drama - we won't know for another ball. Fielding change - square leg's gone back. That might prevent another over

27.6

Baker to Cook, no run, angled out to point

End of over 28 (maiden) England 82/1
AN Cook    34* (86b 4x4)      LS Baker    10-4-15-0
RS Bopara    27* (59b 3x4)      SJ Benn    7-2-19-0

One minute until lunch. Will they have another over or will they go into the pavilion? Yes! They're having another over. Well well - extraordinary scenes here.

28.1

Benn to Bopara, 2 runs, nurdled down to fine leg. Neatly played

28.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, tossed up on middle

28.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, nicely flighted and nicely driven but without much power, straight back to the bowler

28.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, firmly defended to short-leg

28.5

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, outside edge just wide of first slip! That spun out of nowhere and Bopara misread it, coming tentatively forward

28.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, blocked on middle stump

And that's lunch on the first day of the summer. It's not been the most enthralling, I think it's fair to say, but there's still been plenty of interest and, regardless of what little excitement there may have been, England have moved into a reasonably strong position. Strauss was the only man to fall - surprisingly so really, as he'd looked solid before he attempted his favourite cut. That aside, it's been fairly easy and slow stuff. We demand your attention for the afternoon session in 40 minutes, so do join us then.

End of over 29 (6 runs) England 88/1
RS Bopara    33* (65b 4x4)      SJ Benn    8-2-25-0
AN Cook    34* (86b 4x4)      LS Baker    10-4-15-0

Welcome back to the second session, Andrew here to take you through the opening hour. Hope everyone has been suitable fortified by some food and beverage and is ready for more action. Meanwhile, Andrew Miller is come up with other of his immensely interesting factoids. "Incidentally," he says between mouthfuls of lunch, "the ground with the most consecutive drawn Tests is Kanpur with seven." So Lord's is closing in.

Well, an interesting bowling change after lunch, it's Brendan Nash's left-arm medium pace. Time for the batsmen to concentrate.

29.1

Nash to Cook, no run, hint of swing, on middle, tucked into the leg side

29.2

Nash to Cook, no run, very gentle pace outside off, left alone and trickles through to Ramdin

29.3

Nash to Cook, no run, touch shorter, punched into the covers

29.4

Nash to Cook, no run, goes back, he has so much time, and defends on the back foot

29.5

Nash to Cook, no run, comes forward on off stump, defended solidly again

29.6

Nash to Cook, no run, dragged down, pulled hard but straight at midwicket

End of over 30 (maiden) England 88/1
AN Cook    34* (92b 4x4)      BP Nash    1-1-0-0
RS Bopara    33* (65b 4x4)      SJ Benn    8-2-25-0

Much more pace from the other end, here's Fidel Edwards

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

End of over 31 (maiden) England 88/1
RS Bopara    33* (71b 4x4)      FH Edwards    5-1-18-0
AN Cook    34* (92b 4x4)      BP Nash    1-1-0-0

31.1

Nash to Cook, no run, swing outside off, started very early and Cook was able to judge his leave

31.2

Nash to Cook, 1 run, comes forward this time and pushes out to the man at deep cover

31.3

Nash to Bopara, no run, adjusts well to the right hander, on off stump and defended to the off side

31.4

Nash to Bopara, no run, driven hard back down the pitch

31.5

Nash to Bopara, no run, touch shorter on middle and off, Bopara stands tall and defends towards gully

31.6

Nash to Bopara, 1 run, tucked off his hip and picks up an easy single to square leg

End of over 32 (2 runs) England 90/1
RS Bopara    34* (75b 4x4)      BP Nash    2-1-2-0
AN Cook    35* (94b 4x4)      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

Kevin Pietersen strides in...

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

That was a cracking ball from Edwards and suddenly this day has come alive...England in a spot of bother

End of over 33 (2 runs) England 92/3
     FH Edwards    6-1-20-2
RS Bopara    35* (79b 4x4)      BP Nash    2-1-2-0

Edwards' hat-trick ball will have to wait...here's Taylor to replace Nash

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

Meanwhile, up at Edgbaston, Michael Vaughan is unbeaten on 15, says Will, stirring the pot.

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

End of over 34 (4 runs) England 96/3
RS Bopara    36* (83b 4x4)      JE Taylor    8-1-33-1
PD Collingwood    3* (2b)      FH Edwards    6-1-20-2

So, Edwards has his hat-trick chance and he's bowling at the new batsman which is a bonus for him...three slips, a gully and a short leg catch, and there's a leg gully now too

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

End of over 35 (maiden) England 96/3
PD Collingwood    3* (8b)      FH Edwards    7-2-20-2
RS Bopara    36* (83b 4x4)      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

End of over 36 (4 runs) England 100/3
RS Bopara    40* (89b 5x4)      JE Taylor    9-1-37-1
PD Collingwood    3* (8b)      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

Generally the pitch is very gentle, but Edwards has found something extra in this spell

36.6

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

End of over 37 (5 runs) England 105/3
PD Collingwood    7* (15b 1x4)      FH Edwards    8-2-25-2
RS Bopara    40* (89b 5x4)      JE Taylor    9-1-37-1

A change of bowling, Sulieman Benn replaces Taylor...Gayle not afraid of switching his options around. A slip and a short leg in place

37.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, well bowled, Bopara gets caught on the crease by one that doesn't turn and gets an inside edge down by his feet

37.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, big appeal from Benn, Bopara doesn't get too far forward and the ball comes back down the slope...that's a very close appeal, looks pretty straight

37.3

Benn to Bopara, 2 runs, this one runs away through backward point for a momentary release of pressure

Bopara lucky to survive

37.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, driven firmly out to short cover

37.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, very full, pushed into the leg side

37.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, quicker ball on off stump, defended into the covers...testing over from Benn

The bowler has a quick chat with umpire Steve Davis, it was certainly a mighty close appeal. Remember, no referrals in this series

End of over 38 (2 runs) England 107/3
RS Bopara    42* (95b 5x4)      SJ Benn    9-2-27-0
PD Collingwood    7* (15b 1x4)      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

West Indies well on top now...what Edwards has done expertly since lunch is largely take the pitch out if the equation by bowling very full most of the time

End of over 39 (2 runs) England 109/4
     FH Edwards    9-2-27-3
RS Bopara    43* (96b 5x4)      SJ Benn    9-2-27-0

Matt Prior has been picked because he is a batsman, now is the time show it...but he's not on strike just yet

39.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, opens the face and finds the gap at cover, so Prior comes into strike

39.2

Benn to Prior, no run, quicker ball first up, Prior is alert and defends to the on side

39.3

Benn to Prior, no run, goes back to this one, played down the pitch to Benn

39.4

Benn to Prior, no run, nicely bowled on middle, defended with a straight bat

39.5

Benn to Prior, no run, arm ball from Benn, and that shaped in late to Prior who had to jab down quickly

Excellent variation from Benn

39.6

Benn to Prior, 2 runs, outstanding bowling, this one bounces outside off and takes the edge just wide of slip and down towards third man

Benn was all over Prior in that over

End of over 40 (3 runs) England 112/4
MJ Prior    2* (5b)      SJ Benn    10-2-30-0
RS Bopara    44* (97b 5x4)      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

There's a man out for the hook, which Bopara likes to play

40.2

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, fuller on middle, pushed into the off side and they scamper through for one

Edwards does a view stretches, as he always seems to be doing when he bowls

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

Edwards' average speed has been around 87-88mph which is good heat

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

This will be a test of how strong England's middle order now is with the bowling allrounders to come

40.6

Edwards to Prior, no run, wide outside off, easily left alone

End of over 41 (6 runs) England 118/4
MJ Prior    6* (10b 1x4)      FH Edwards    10-2-33-3
RS Bopara    45* (99b 5x4)      SJ Benn    10-2-30-0

41.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, rocks back nicely and cuts hard through the covers but there's a sweeper back

41.2

Benn to Prior, no run, good length from Benn, draws Prior forward and he defends out to point

41.3

Benn to Prior, no run, tossed up outside off, nice bounce to Ramdin

41.4

Benn to Prior, 1 run, takes the inside edge into the leg side, Ramdin chases to do the fielder

41.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, played down carefully in front of short leg

41.6

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, tossed up too much, comes out as a full toss which is flicked through midwicket to take Bopara to fifty off 102 balls...a great start to his time at the No. 3 berth, but England need him to carry on

And on that more positive note for England it's drinks and after the break it will be Will Luke

End of over 42 (6 runs) England 124/4
RS Bopara    50* (102b 6x4)      SJ Benn    11-2-36-0
MJ Prior    7* (13b 1x4)      FH Edwards    10-2-33-3

Thanks Gnasher. Disgracefully selfish performance from my colleague. Not only has he picked up all four wickets, but he's even managed to be at the helm for Ravi's fifty. Meanwhile our resident satirist, Andy Zaltzman, has been watching England's efforts this morning and has things to say.

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

Baker really kneads to sort his line out here (sorry)

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

End of over 43 (12 runs) England 136/4
MJ Prior    19* (19b 4x4)      LS Baker    11-4-27-0
RS Bopara    50* (102b 6x4)      SJ Benn    11-2-36-0

43.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, tossed up just outside off, clumped to mid-off for a hasty single

43.2

Benn to Prior, no run, firmly defended on the front foot

43.3

Benn to Prior, 1 run, a bit too short from Baker and it's nurdled around the corner

43.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, defended out to the off side

43.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, well bowled - excellent line and lenfth

43.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, too short, nudged to midwicket. Quicker ball

End of over 44 (2 runs) England 138/4
RS Bopara    51* (106b 6x4)      SJ Benn    12-2-38-0
MJ Prior    20* (21b 4x4)      LS Baker    11-4-27-0

Jerome Taylor is back into the attack. 1 for 37 from 9 so far

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

Taylor's settled into a lovely rhythm here. Just holding up on his pace a little

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

End of over 45 (maiden) England 138/4
MJ Prior    20* (27b 4x4)      JE Taylor    10-2-37-1
RS Bopara    51* (106b 6x4)      SJ Benn    12-2-38-0

45.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, flighted on middle-and-off. Bopara's forward into a defensive

45.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, pushed out to the off side

45.3

Benn to Bopara, no run

45.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, nice line, just outside off and defended

45.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, cautiously defended

45.6

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, a waste from Benn, down the leg side and it's off the pads for four. In fact, it's off the bat, according to the umpire...

End of over 46 (4 runs) England 142/4
RS Bopara    55* (112b 7x4)      SJ Benn    13-2-42-0
MJ Prior    20* (27b 4x4)      JE Taylor    10-2-37-1

"If Baker bowls like a drain," ponders Charles Sheldrick, "would he be the Baker Loo Line? I'm very, very sorry." As you should be. Sacked.

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

Here's an update from the county circuit courtesy of Gnasher...Michael Vaughan has fallen for 16 to the highly promising Chris Woakes, while Sajid Mahmood has taken 4 for 65 and Glen Chapple 6 for 34 as Lancashire bowled Worcestershire out for 167. Bring it all utterly on.

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

End of over 47 (2 runs) England 144/4
MJ Prior    21* (32b 4x4)      JE Taylor    11-2-39-1
RS Bopara    56* (113b 7x4)      SJ Benn    13-2-42-0

Around the wicket

47.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, tossed up on middle stump, he's forward and defending

47.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, driven back to the bowler

47.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, excellent length - Bopara wasn't sure whether to come forward or go back, and rather lunged at the ball

47.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, Ramdin loves that delivery - hurrying onto Bopara

47.5

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, too short, he rocks back and cuts

Fidel Edwards has gone off the field with lower back spasms and is currently having an ice bath to try and help him recovery. Darren Sammy is on the field as the sub.

47.6

Benn to Prior, no run, firmly forward into a defensive

End of over 48 (1 run) England 145/4
MJ Prior    21* (33b 4x4)      SJ Benn    14-2-43-0
RS Bopara    57* (118b 7x4)      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

Edwards looks like he's coming back onto the field soon

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

End of over 49 (1 run) England 146/4
RS Bopara    58* (124b 7x4)      JE Taylor    12-2-40-1
MJ Prior    21* (33b 4x4)      SJ Benn    14-2-43-0

Benn once more. He has a slip for support

49.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, firmly clumped just past the bowler's left hand

A beaming Edwards is back on the field

49.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, aggressively driven - big stride down the pitch from Bopara

49.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, waits for this on the back foot, tucking to midwicket

49.4

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, oh, that's class and sheer confidence from Bopara. It was there to be hit, just outside off, but he committed to it completely, cover-driving and opening the face at the last moment. Really good shot

49.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, holds this one back on Bopara who defends

49.6

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, driven out past point

End of over 50 (5 runs) England 151/4
RS Bopara    63* (130b 8x4)      SJ Benn    15-2-48-0
MJ Prior    21* (33b 4x4)      JE Taylor    12-2-40-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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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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