West Indies tour of England, 1st Test: England v West Indies at Lord's, May 6-8, 2009
England won by 10 wickets
Played at Lord's, London
6,7,8 May 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 0-50

Well, just goes to show how much I know...it's Stuart Broad with the new ball first up. I'll get my coat.

So, who will take the new ball for England? Anderson is a certain, but will it be Onions, Bresnan or Broad? My hunch would be Onions, but I really have no idea...so not much changes there. Chris Gayle and Devon Smith will open the batting.


Broad to Gayle, no run, aggressive start from Gayle, cuts away hard to backward point so no holding back from the captain


Broad to Gayle, no run, outside off, left alone through to the keeper and Prior takes it around thigh-height


Broad to Gayle, no run, seam movement back into the left hander, Gayle shoulders arms and is struck high on the leg...going well over the stumps


Broad to Gayle, no run, full outside off, angling across and left alone

Three slips, gully and a short leg catching


Broad to Gayle, 1 run, more late movement into Gayle, who gets an inside edge into his pads which runs down towards mid-off and they steal a quick single...speed gun says that was 91mph from Broad, real pace if it's to be believed


Broad to Smith, no run, fire wide of the off stump, easy leave for Smith to start with

End of over 1 (1 run) West Indies 1/0

    • DS Smith 0 (1b)
    • CH Gayle 1 (5b)
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-1-0

What is happening here! Graeme Swann will open the bowling, this is completely out of left field...is this a masterplan from Strauss and Flower?


Swann to Gayle, no run, starts outside off, cut away to backward point


Swann to Gayle, no run, on middle, forced back down the pitch to Swann


Swann to Gayle, no run, tossed up outside off, driven on the up towards a deepish cover


Swann to Gayle, no run, turn for Swann from outside off, beaten on the front as he comes forward...well bowled


Swann to Gayle, 1 run, touch quicker on middle and leg, pushed down the ground to long-on

It's really very hard to know what to make of this...swinging conditions, Lord's, May and we have a spinner opening the attack


Swann to Smith, no run, full outside off, hammered to Strauss at short cover who palms it away

End of over 2 (1 run) West Indies 2/0

    • DS Smith 0 (2b)
    • CH Gayle 2 (10b)
    • GP Swann 1-0-1-0
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-1-0

Broad to Gayle, FOUR, nicely played by Gayle, opens the face and finds the gap wide of backward point for the first boundary of the innings


Broad to Gayle, no run, wide outside off stump, left alone, carries nicely to Prior


Broad to Gayle, no run, goes for the drive, gets an inside edge into his foot and the ball bobbles into the off side...he sets off for a single, before turning around and having to dive for his crease as Broad fields in his follow through


Broad to Gayle, no run, too wide to make Gayle play, left alone


Broad to Gayle, FOUR, top shot, on off stump and met with a full face to send it racing through mid-off


Broad to Gayle, FOUR, another boundary for Gayle, no holding back, as he cuts hard through the covers...not a huge amount of width from Broad, but enough for Gayle to pick him off

End of over 3 (12 runs) West Indies 14/0

    • CH Gayle 14 (16b 3x4)
    • DS Smith 0 (2b)
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-13-0
    • GP Swann 1-0-1-0

Swann will continue


Swann to Smith, FOUR, lovely shot from Smith, punches firmly down the ground through mid-on

I'm tempted to say England have lost the plot


Swann to Smith, no run, better line on off stump, defends past silly point into the covers


Swann to Smith, 4 leg byes, fired down the leg side, clips the pad and beats Prior...races down to the boundary


Swann to Smith, 2 runs, full on leg stump, turned through the leg side with enough timing for two


Swann to Smith, no run, defended from middle down in front of silly point


Swann to Smith, no run, touch shorter, Smith plays back and defends to the off side

End of over 4 (10 runs) West Indies 24/0

    • DS Smith 6 (8b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 14 (16b 3x4)
    • GP Swann 2-0-7-0
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-13-0

Broad to Gayle, no run, huge appeal from Broad as this one nips back at Gayle and cuts him in half through the keeper. Prior and Broad reckon it's bat, but umpire de Silva makes a great call when he picks that it just clipped the top of the pad


Broad to Gayle, no run, driven down to mid-off

Broad was well into his celebration and didn't turn around to see the umpire


Broad to Gayle, FOUR, well driven down the ground, not perfectly timed but there's enough on it to reach the boundary

Good start from West Indies


Broad to Gayle, FOUR, top shot, beats mid-off to his right this time with a perfect off drive and races away

This is poor stuff from England...both tactics and bowling


Broad to Gayle, no run, movement for Broad, hits the seam and jags back at Gayle who is taken high on the pad...surely you'd what two quicks bowling with that movement on offer?


Broad to Gayle, no run, left alone outside off

Jonathan Hungin, Cricinfo's resident finger-wagging expert, is fuming. "Er," he begins, uncharacteristically cautiously. "It's May in England, grey skies, we've just got 377 and our so called 'premier' swing bowler hasn't taken the new ball? Strauss is trying to show everyone he's the new Brearley. You trying something new when you are desperate and on a featherbed in Karachi and it's 67 degrees C." Suffice to say, he's not the only confused person in here, out there....everywhere.

End of over 5 (8 runs) West Indies 32/0

    • CH Gayle 22 (22b 5x4)
    • DS Smith 6 (8b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-21-0
    • GP Swann 2-0-7-0

Finally some sanity as James Anderson is given the ball, problem is Gayle and Smith have been played in now...he has three slips and a gully


Anderson to Smith, no run, starts with a short one that is pulled away by Smith, Cook makes a good save at square leg to prevent the boundary


Anderson to Smith, no run, shape there for Anderson, Smith defends on the back foot out to backward point


Anderson to Smith, FOUR, too short from Anderson, Smith cuts it away between gully and backward point


Anderson to Smith, 1 run, still too short, Smith can play off the back foot and drops the ball into the covers for a quick single


Anderson to Gayle, no run, plenty of swing, starts on leg and finishes outside off, but Gayle is able to draw his bat inside the line


Anderson to Gayle, no run, well bowled, that's the best one of the over as Gayle is properly beaten this time

Reasonable start for Anderson, but he'll need to pitch the ball up more

End of over 6 (5 runs) West Indies 37/0

    • CH Gayle 22 (24b 5x4)
    • DS Smith 11 (12b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 1-0-5-0
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-21-0

Broad to Smith, no run, outside off, nice carry for Broad through to the keeper


Broad to Smith, no run, well bowled, this one comes back at Smith who shoulders arms and is fortunate that the ball bounces over off stump


Broad to Smith, 1 run, worked into the gap at square leg, Broad holds his head as he thought he'd nearly beaten Smith


Broad to Gayle, no run, on off stump, defended square on the off side

This pitch looks full of runs if the new ball can be survived...which is easier when an offspinner bowls with it


Broad to Gayle, no run, tight line and Gayle defends with a straight bat into the covers


Broad to Gayle, no run, all defence to the end the over

End of over 7 (1 run) West Indies 38/0

    • CH Gayle 22 (27b 5x4)
    • DS Smith 12 (15b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-22-0
    • JM Anderson 1-0-5-0

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, a flick of the wrists sends this down to long leg


Anderson to Gayle, no run, plenty of movement off the seam, but it started too wide and Gayle wasn't at all interested


Anderson to Gayle, FOUR, lovely shot, Anderson goes full to give it a chance to swing but Gayle is equal to it and drives with perfect timing through the covers


Anderson to Gayle, 1 run, tucked off the stumps behind square on the leg side


Anderson to Smith, no run, well bowled as Smith gets an inside edge into his pads, half an appeal from the slips but the bat contact was clear


Anderson to Smith, no run, defended from off stump back to the bowler

End of over 8 (6 runs) West Indies 44/0

    • DS Smith 13 (18b 2x4)
    • CH Gayle 27 (30b 6x4)
    • JM Anderson 2-0-11-0
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-22-0

Broad to Gayle, 1 run, pulls this away with a Caribbean flourish as he swivels on one leg...there's a deep square-leg in place that keeps it to a single


Broad to Smith, 1 run, movement into Smith, but he plays it well to the leg side and sees the chance for a quick single


Broad to Gayle, no run, on middle and off, defended carefully into the off side


Broad to Gayle, no run, beauty from Broad, Gayle is beaten as he gets caught on the crease and pokes at it without any footwork


Broad to Gayle, OUT, there's the breakthrough, Gayle is done by his lack of footwork as he drags into the stumps...he went that way during the Tests and one-dayers in West Indies and it was a nothing sort of push he was trying to play. Well bowled by Broad, who has strung a decent couple of overs together

CH Gayle b Broad 28 (35m 34b 6x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

So after a very strange start to the innings England have their first success...but the next man has been a run machine of late, Ramnaresh Sarwan who was Man of the Series in West Indies

Three slips, gully, backward point...strong cordon


Broad to Sarwan, FOUR, poor start really from Broad, drifts onto middle and leg, clipped effortlessly through midwicket to get Sarwan off and running and it also brings up West Indies' fifty

End of over 9 (6 runs) West Indies 50/1

    • RR Sarwan 4 (1b 1x4)
    • DS Smith 14 (19b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 5-0-28-1
    • JM Anderson 2-0-11-0

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, full on the stumps, pushed into the gap at cover


Anderson to Sarwan, no run, outside off, hint of movement back off the seam, left alone


Anderson to Sarwan, no run, fuller and on the stumps, defended out to mid-off

You can't afford to give Sarwan width, have to target the stumps early on


Anderson to Sarwan, FOUR, but that's too straight and easily flicked away through midwicket for Sarwan's second boundary


Anderson to Sarwan, no run, swings back into Sarwan who drives firmly into the covers


Anderson to Sarwan, no run, well bowled, extra carry from Anderson as Sarwan lets it go

And on that note it's over to Will Luke for the next hour

End of over 10 (5 runs) West Indies 55/1

    • RR Sarwan 8 (6b 2x4)
    • DS Smith 15 (20b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 3-0-16-0
    • SCJ Broad 5-0-28-1

Bally good afternoon to you all. Here's Broad


Broad to Smith, 2 runs, on his legs, Smith tucks it behind square for a single


Broad to Smith, no run, good line just outside off, but Smith is careful and solid in defence


Broad to Smith, no run, Smith's forward to this full delivery just outside off, pushing forward with a closed face of the bat


Broad to Smith, 3 runs, very well played - a short-arm pull to one which really wasn't that short. Cook gives chase and does well


Broad to Sarwan, no run, tucked off his hip


Broad to Sarwan, 1 run, too straight, Sarwan steals the strike with a flick off his pads

End of over 11 (6 runs) West Indies 61/1

    • RR Sarwan 9 (8b 2x4)
    • DS Smith 20 (24b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 6-0-34-1
    • JM Anderson 3-0-16-0

Anderson to Sarwan, 1 run, cuts back into Sarwan who drops it out to the off side. They set off for a single and are going to have to be quick! Anderson's throw at the non-striker's end is wide, however. Very tight


Anderson to Smith, FOUR, a thick outside edge past the slips for four. I'm not going to give too much benefit of the doubt to him there. That could have easily ended up in gully's hands...


Anderson to Smith, no run, a cracker! Unplayable, swinging, bouncing jaffa which zips past Smith at chest-height down the hill.


Anderson to Smith, no run, left alone outside off


Anderson to Smith, no run, nudged to leg


Anderson to Smith, no run, back and across and defending out to the off side

End of over 12 (5 runs) West Indies 66/1

    • DS Smith 24 (29b 3x4)
    • RR Sarwan 10 (9b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 4-0-21-0
    • SCJ Broad 6-0-34-1

Broad to Sarwan, 3 runs, elegant, free-flowing swish of the bat, timing it quite nicely but not perfectly out to deep extra cover


Broad to Smith, 1 run, pushed out to the off side where Pietersen is lurking, but his underarm throw is weak and scoots rather pathetically along the turf, allowing the batsman home comfortably


Broad to Sarwan, no run, short of a length and slapped square of the wicket, but Cook's quick to dive across at point


Broad to Sarwan, OUT, got him! Well well. It was a slightly wider delivery and really Sarwan ought to have left it alone. Instead, with no movement of the feet, he fished injudiciously and got a thin edge through to Prior, and Broad has two

RR Sarwan c †Prior b Broad 13 (17m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

He was looking in prime form old Ronnie, but Broad's found a good length here today. It'll be interesting to see how long Strauss persists with this pair before opting for Onions or Bresnan.


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


Broad to Simmons, no run, defended once more on the front foot. More encouraging swing

End of over 13 (4 runs) West Indies 70/2

    • LMP Simmons 0 (2b)
    • DS Smith 25 (30b 3x4)
    • SCJ Broad 7-0-38-2
    • JM Anderson 4-0-21-0

Anderson to Smith, no run, blocked out to point


Anderson to Smith, FOUR, firmly driven out past cover. In fact he's timed that superbly, and it's going to be four. Smith is so obviously gifted...


Anderson to Smith, 1 run, dropped out to the off side and that's good running and calling by this pair, as Smith takes a single


Anderson to Simmons, no run, ooh that's a good shout! Late inswing from Anderson as Simmons rather falls over trying to whip it to leg, but it's going down the leg side


Anderson to Simmons, 1 wide, oh dear, he's lost it there - a wild outswinger


Anderson to Simmons, no run, wide of the off stump and swinging wider


Anderson to Simmons, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 14 (6 runs) West Indies 76/2

    • LMP Simmons 0 (5b)
    • DS Smith 30 (33b 4x4)
    • JM Anderson 5-0-27-0
    • SCJ Broad 7-0-38-2

Graham Onions to bowl for the first time in international cricket


Onions to Smith, FOUR, well, he's been pulled for four. Too short and Smith pulled it powerfully in front of square

Not the best start for Onions. A first-ball duck with the bat, and his first ball's been pulled for four


Onions to Smith, 1 run, better length, tucked to leg for a single


Onions to Simmons, 2 runs, short of a length (87mph for the speed-gun fanatics) and punched out to the off side


Onions to Simmons, no run, that's much better. A nice hint of outswing and a much fuller length draws Simmons forward


Onions to Simmons, no run, short of a length and Simmons gets a thick inside edge here. Could so easily have knocked over his off stump but, instead, it merely bruises his back leg


Onions to Simmons, 2 runs, too short, again. Nudged through midwicket for a jogged two

End of over 15 (9 runs) West Indies 85/2

    • LMP Simmons 4 (9b)
    • DS Smith 35 (35b 5x4)
    • G Onions 1-0-9-0
    • JM Anderson 5-0-27-0

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, that is a very fine and orthodox cover drive. High-class stroke and too full from Anderson. Really nicely controlled

He looks so good, Smith, as he so often does. How long will it last before he has a rush of blood?


Anderson to Smith, no run, left alone outside off


Anderson to Smith, no run, better line cutting back into him


Anderson to Smith, no run, started off straight enough but swung wildly away from Smith who left it alone


Anderson to Smith, no run, a cracker from Anderson! Fast, bouncing and left him at the last moment. Really vicious ball


Anderson to Smith, no run, that's basically a fast off-break. Vast movement away from the left-hander

End of over 16 (4 runs) West Indies 89/2

    • DS Smith 39 (41b 6x4)
    • LMP Simmons 4 (9b)
    • JM Anderson 6-0-31-0
    • G Onions 1-0-9-0

Onions to Simmons, no run, well played by Simmons who shuffles across and defends it with the straightest of bats

A touch of movement by Onions there. And a better length too, but it could still be fuller


Onions to Simmons, 1 leg bye, better length but this time the line is wrong, and it's flicked to long leg for a single


Onions to Smith, no run, that's probably his best ball so far which cuts back on the left-hander. Quick ball and skidded onto him, though in the end Smith played it perfectly comfortably if slightly hurriedly


Onions to Smith, FOUR, sweetly driven - that's a fine shot. Anderson gives pursuit but can't haul it back. Again, no great power from Smith, just pushing through the line

This remains a really, really good batting surface


Onions to Smith, 1 run, tucked to leg


Onions to Simmons, no run, too short. Simmons is solidly behind it

End of over 17 (6 runs) West Indies 95/2

    • LMP Simmons 4 (12b)
    • DS Smith 44 (44b 7x4)
    • G Onions 2-0-14-0
    • JM Anderson 6-0-31-0

Anderson to Smith, no run, on the off stump and short of a length


Anderson to Smith, no run, defended on the front foot


Anderson to Smith, no run, crisply driven to mid-off


Anderson to Smith, 1 run, angled out to gully

Ah, there's Sir David Frost. I noticed Stephen Fry (fan of Cricinfo, no less) earlier. Lord's attracts the great and good of the media world. Oh and there's Matt Fleming, recently returned from Afghanistan where he was unveiling pitches on behalf of MCC, and a great time was had apparently.


Anderson to Simmons, no run, left alone outside off. Too wide, really


Anderson to Simmons, no run, cuts back on Simmons but he's utterly solid in defence. Very compact and neat batsman, Simmons

End of over 18 (1 run) West Indies 96/2

    • LMP Simmons 4 (14b)
    • DS Smith 45 (48b 7x4)
    • JM Anderson 7-0-32-0
    • G Onions 2-0-14-0

Onions to Smith, 1 run, easily nudged to leg


Onions to Simmons, no run, passes the outside edge of Simmons here. The ball did absolutely nothing, really - a double bluff, I suppose, and good enough to beat Simmons who was playing for the movement


Onions to Simmons, no run, Simmons shuffles across to try to counter the swing, and defends it to leg


Onions to Simmons, no run, cuts back into Simmons who is warily defending it


Onions to Simmons, no run, elegantly driven just past mid-off


Onions to Simmons, 2 runs, guided out through cover - very calmly and classily driven

End of over 19 (3 runs) West Indies 99/2

    • LMP Simmons 6 (19b)
    • DS Smith 46 (49b 7x4)
    • G Onions 3-0-17-0
    • JM Anderson 7-0-32-0

Here's Swann, around the wicket


Swann to Smith, OUT, bowled him! A corker from Swann who charges around like a maniac to celebrate. Tossed up and it just holds its line, and bowls him through the gate! Well, well - Smith's done it again and missed a straight one

DS Smith b Swann 46 (86m 50b 7x4 0x6) SR: 92.00

Extraordinary, really. I think that's the fourth time Swann has got Smith out, which suggests both a weakness against spin, but moreover a lack of concentration when someone new comes onto bowl. What a day Swann is having


Swann to Chanderpaul, OUT, caught him, got him, he's got him! Swann's on a hat-trick! Lovely flighted delivery just outside off and Chanderpaul, with no feet movement, edges it to Collingwood's left at first slip who takes a simple catch!

S Chanderpaul c Collingwood b Swann 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

It's all go here!

Here's Swann, on a hat-trick - four men around the bat


Swann to Nash, no run, ooh and he survives! Just a bit too full, and clamped down solidly by Nash


Swann to Nash, no run, forward onto the front foot and defending. Excellent line this


Swann to Nash, no run, no shot offered and it passes by his off stump!

Tension here. Really is very tense. Swann's absolutely loving this


Swann to Nash, no run, firmly blocked

And there ends a brilliant over by Graeme Swann. What a day he's had - his maiden Test fifty followed by two huge wickets. Well played, sir.

End of over 20 (wicket maiden) West Indies 99/4

    • BP Nash 0 (4b)
    • LMP Simmons 6 (19b)
    • GP Swann 3-1-7-2
    • G Onions 3-0-17-0

Welcome back everyone. Will here to allow Gnasher a few minutes to recover from writing a hasty bulletin. West Indies are strolling out...slowly. Very slowly in fact. The light's not bad, but nor is it the height of summer, so we might be in for a truncated session. Onions to continue with three slips and a gully

Tea Oh dear, they might be taking the light here. It's rather gloomy - and yes, the batsmen have taken it and that will be tea. Fascinating session - England picking up four wickets after putting on 377, and full of incident. The decision by Strauss to open the bowling with Swann caused much derision and confusion, especially given West Indies' brisk start, but England fought back very well - thanks to that man Swann whose late introduction before tea has really put England in control. Time for a few links. If you've not seen all of today's play, have a read of Andrew McGlashan's bulletin (to be updated at tea). Or there's a gallery. Subscribe to our RSS feed if you like and, whatever you do, join us in about 20 minutes for the resumption.


Onions to Simmons, 1 run, bouncer, pulled down to fine leg

West Indies' 100 is up


Onions to Nash, FOUR, shot! Nash has climbed into this waste of a short ball, horribly wide of the off stump, and he flays it past point for four. Bang


Onions to Nash, no run, cuts back on Nash, the ball rebounding off his thigh to the off side


Onions to Nash, 4 leg byes, down the leg side - a real waste, and Nash needs no second invitation, tucking it for four off his hip


Onions to Nash, no run, much better line on the off stump. Nash is cautious in defence


Onions to Nash, no run, well, that's either a fantastic leave or a lucky leave! Not far away at all from his off stump, and the general reaction by everyone is one of "ooohhhhhh that was close"

End of over 21 (9 runs) West Indies 108/4

    • BP Nash 4 (9b 1x4)
    • LMP Simmons 7 (20b)
    • G Onions 4-0-22-0
    • GP Swann 3-1-7-2

Swann to continue. 2 for 7 from three overs


Swann to Simmons, 2 runs, Simmons goes on the sweep and does so nicely for two to fine leg


Swann to Simmons, SIX, bosh! Down the wicket and into the pavilion - top shot. He absolutely nailed that, Simmons.

His uncle would be proud of that


Swann to Simmons, 1 run, fuller and elegantly driven straight down the ground

Around the wicket to Nash


Swann to Nash, no run, nicely flighted. Swann's pace today has been absolutely perfect and controlled


Swann to Nash, no run, holds this back a little and turns away from Nash's forward poke


Swann to Nash, no run, Nash forward and defending

End of over 22 (9 runs) West Indies 117/4

    • BP Nash 4 (12b 1x4)
    • LMP Simmons 16 (23b 1x6)
    • GP Swann 4-1-16-2
    • G Onions 4-0-22-0

Right, that's enough from me. Here's Gnasher for an hour. Hello all, I'm back


Onions to Simmons, no run, what a cracker from Onions, swings away late and Simmons has a flat-footed push at it...that's Onions' best ball so far


Onions to Simmons, no run, another beauty, this one climbs from a good length and rears past Simmons' outside edge and gloves...that lifted form nowhere


Onions to Simmons, no run, goes for the yorker this time, well dug out by Simmons but Onions seems to be settling after a nervous start


Onions to Simmons, no run, loses his line down the leg side


Onions to Simmons, no run, banged in very short and rises past Simmons who doesn't really have to move much to get out of the way


Onions to Simmons, no run, outside off, left alone, that's a good over from Onions and his first maiden

End of over 23 (maiden) West Indies 117/4

    • LMP Simmons 16 (29b 1x6)
    • BP Nash 4 (12b 1x4)
    • G Onions 5-1-22-0
    • GP Swann 4-1-16-2

Swann to Nash, no run, round the wicket, big appeal from Swann as Nash plays forward but it looks as though he might have just squeezed that one


Swann to Nash, no run, defended in front of silly point


Swann to Nash, no run, on off stump, pushed into the off side


Swann to Nash, no run, nice flight outside off, hint of turn as Nash leaves alone


Swann to Nash, no run, drifts onto leg stump, tucked past short leg but square leg is there to prevent a single


Swann to Nash, OUT, and another goes! Again a lovely piece of bowling from Swann and another good catch from Collingwood. Very similar to Chanderpaul's wicket as Nash drove at one that spun away, and this one was a better catch at slip

BP Nash c Collingwood b Swann 4 (17m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

Swann is all over the West Indian left handers and the lower order is now open...this game is moving forward

End of over 24 (wicket maiden) West Indies 117/5

    • LMP Simmons 16 (29b 1x6)
    • GP Swann 5-2-16-3
    • G Onions 5-1-22-0

Denesh Ramdin is the new man but won't be on strike


Onions to Simmons, OUT, they are falling like skittles! A brute of a ball from Onions which climbs at Simmons and takes the shoulder of the bat, flying to first slip where Andrew Strauss jumps to his right to take a good catch

LMP Simmons c Strauss b Onions 16 (54m 30b 0x4 1x6) SR: 53.33

Two wickets in two balls again, but this time two different bowlers. Here comes Jerome Taylor, who can certainly bat


Onions to Taylor, no run, good line, makes Taylor defend against a hint of swing, played straight down the pitch


Onions to Taylor, OUT, I'm losing count here, Onions gets his second and he won't care that this one is a bit of a strangle down the leg side as Taylor gloves an attempted pull to Prior. It's a good take by the keeper and Onions is starting to enjoy Test cricket

JE Taylor c †Prior b Onions 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

West Indies still 61 away from the follow-on, but I don't think England would enforce...Sulieman Benn is the latest into the firing line, and it looks as though he is barely dressed, he's still getting his gloves and pads on!

Benn is finally ready


Onions to Benn, no run, the bowler and slips start a big appeal but realise this pitched outside leg before striking Benn on the pads...England sense a wicket every ball


Onions to Benn, 2 runs, full on off stump, Benn drives and gets a think inside edge through his legs and past short leg to get off the mark


Onions to Benn, OUT, gone! The procession continues, and Onions has three in the over as Benn gets a thick outside edge to third slip where Graeme Swann (who else) dives to his left take a sharp catch

SJ Benn c Swann b Onions 2 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Benn now has to take all his kit off again. Onions struck with the first, third and sixth balls of the over...easy stuff Test cricket! All this excitement is too much for me, it's back to Will for a while

End of over 25 (2 runs) West Indies 119/8

    • D Ramdin 0 (0b)
    • G Onions 6-1-24-3
    • GP Swann 5-2-16-3

Afternoon all. This is all averagely massive isn't it? West Indies were 99 for 2!


Broad to Ramdin, no run, and he too plays and misses outside off


Broad to Ramdin, FOUR, edged and dropped! Is it? Gully did get a hand on it, but couldn't cling on

The ball is booming here. Plenty of swing in overcast conditions


Broad to Ramdin, no run, more away swing but it's wide enough to be left alone


Broad to Ramdin, no run, straighter this time and it's defended solidly

To put West Indies' collapse in context, they have lost 6 for 20 in six overs. By anyone's standards, least of all England's, that is special


Broad to Ramdin, 1 run, stroked out to the off side

Six slips in the gully and Edwards is counting them individually with a perplexed look on his face. "One, two...six?"


Broad to Edwards, FOUR, shot! Bang! That's what we want. He smashes it past point for four

End of over 26 (9 runs) West Indies 128/8

    • FH Edwards 4 (1b 1x4)
    • D Ramdin 5 (5b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 8-0-47-2
    • G Onions 6-1-24-3

Onions once more


Onions to Ramdin, OUT, he's got his fourth! Absolutely dead. Full, straight and fast - and Onions falls over somehow, celebrating mid-fall as the umpire's finger goes up!

D Ramdin lbw b Onions 5 (15m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

4 for 2 in seven balls from Onions. One more and he's on the honours board. Not a bad debut


Onions to Baker, no run, cuts back on the left-hander who is quite solid in defence


Onions to Baker, no run, good, straight, fast bouncer which doesn't climb quite as much as he expected


Onions to Baker, 2 runs, plunk! Steps outside leg and a horrible splintery sound from the bat as Baker somehow gets it over mid-off


Onions to Baker, no run, "yeeahh" is the half-appeal from Onions as he passes the edge once more with one which bounces and leaves the left-hander

He's really in an excellent rhythm here


Onions to Baker, 2 runs, second slip has dropped him. A difficult chance, by Collingwood, as Baker flashed outside off and it flew high through Collingwood's hands

That could have been his fifth. Gutting. Onions walks back to his mark to receive a standing ovation, again. What a debut

End of over 27 (4 runs) West Indies 132/9

    • LS Baker 4 (5b)
    • FH Edwards 4 (1b 1x4)
    • G Onions 7-1-28-4
    • SCJ Broad 8-0-47-2

Broad to Edwards, no run, a tailend flap by Edwards. Not sure where he was aiming with that, but it was heading towards the English Channel if he connected


Broad to Edwards, no run, a touch of shape away from the right hander


Broad to Edwards, no run, in the channel and he fishes and misses


Broad to Edwards, no run, smacks it to mid-off, leaning back and absolutely carving it. He's hurt his hand somehow - the reverberation of the bat


Broad to Edwards, no run, short, fast and beats him with another very fine delivery in the channel, just moving away slightly


Broad to Edwards, 1 run, fuller and he drives it just short of gully

End of over 28 (1 run) West Indies 133/9

    • FH Edwards 5 (7b 1x4)
    • LS Baker 4 (5b)
    • SCJ Broad 9-0-48-2
    • G Onions 7-1-28-4

Onions to continue with the hope of getting his fifth. Four slips and a gully


Onions to Edwards, FOUR, flung over midwicket for four! It was like he was heaving a mattress over a stumpy fence - a real heave-ho!

I love watching tailenders bat more than anything. It's one of life's absolute delicious joys.


Onions to Edwards, no run, jogs down the pitch, steps two feet outside the leg stump and attempts to smite him over long-on but misses utterly


Onions to Edwards, no run, full, straight and elegantly driven


Onions to Edwards, 1 run, good line and length but Edwards is no mug, and he's right behind it in defence


Onions to Baker, 1 run, nicely played by Baker, standing tall and guiding it out to the off side


Onions to Edwards, no run, where's he trying to hit that? A good length delivery, Edwards tries to kill it through midwicket and almost swivels himself off his feet. He missed.

No five-fer for Onions, yet. West Indies need 39 to avoid the follow on

End of over 29 (6 runs) West Indies 139/9

    • FH Edwards 10 (12b 2x4)
    • LS Baker 5 (6b)
    • G Onions 8-1-34-4
    • SCJ Broad 9-0-48-2

Broad to Baker, no run, left alone outside off. Good leave, that


Broad to Baker, no run, wonderful bowling again by Broad! Cuts back on Baker who again shoulders arms and, well, I don't know how that missed his off stump


Broad to Baker, no run, short and it hammers into his gloves


Broad to Baker, no run, Baker's all at sea against Broad here. Short, fast bowling and they're cutting back into him


Broad to Baker, 2 runs, calamity! Circus cricket from England. Driven to Anderson at mid-off who threw down the stumps, and missed, while both batsmen were stuck at the same end. Broad couldn't collect it - all he had to do was walk to the stumps and flick off the bails. The ball then scooted beyond Broad, and the return throw (the second) was also wide! A total winning shambles


Broad to Baker, 1 run, defended on the back foot

End of over 30 (3 runs) West Indies 142/9

    • LS Baker 8 (12b)
    • FH Edwards 10 (12b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 10-0-51-2
    • G Onions 8-1-34-4

Onions to Baker, no run, blocked off the back foot


Onions to Baker, no run, a bouncer and a fast one, Baker trying to hook it but it hurries onto him too quickly


Onions to Baker, no run, on middle-and-off, he's back in line and defending


Onions to Baker, FOUR, a shovelling shot through midwicket for four! Baker's timed that really well


Onions to Baker, no run, on middle-and-off, Baker blocks


Onions to Baker, no run, cuts back nastily on the left-hander, who shuffles back and back and back to defend

End of over 31 (4 runs) West Indies 146/9

    • LS Baker 12 (18b 1x4)
    • FH Edwards 10 (12b 2x4)
    • G Onions 9-1-38-4
    • SCJ Broad 10-0-51-2

Broad to Edwards, no run, short, on the off stump and he plays and misses


Broad to Edwards, no run, again, it's far too good for Edwards


Broad to Edwards, no run, passes by the off stump


Broad to Edwards, 1 leg bye, nudged off his hip


Broad to Baker, FOUR, ah, he's timed that beautifully through midwicket and avoided the baker's dozen...

Around the wicket now


Broad to Baker, 1 run, Baker nudges to leg to steal the strike

End of over 32 (6 runs) West Indies 152/9

    • LS Baker 17 (20b 2x4)
    • FH Edwards 10 (16b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 11-0-56-2
    • G Onions 9-1-38-4

Onions to Baker, no run, edged just short of gully


Onions to Baker, no run, worked to mid-on

Slight delay in play here and I'm not sure why. Baker needs some equipment or something.


Onions to Baker, OUT, got him! Well bowled Onions - he has his fifth, trapping Baker plumb in front

LS Baker lbw b Onions 17 (30m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.91

5pm England have enforced the follow-on

A wonderful spell of fast swing and seam bowling by Onions, picking up 5 for 38 on his Test match debut. It's the stuff of dreams. Now then, Strauss and Cook aren't exactly in a hurry, so it looks like England are going to enforce the follow-on. We'll let you know. Onions leads England into the pavilion to a rousing and standing ovation, doffing his cap with a big beaming smile on his face, as well he deserves. Terrific stuff

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