Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    1.5 got him, snorting bouncer at the head, Brathwaite fends it straight to the accepting hands of short leg! England had a clear plan there and it has come off at virtually the first time of asking... Well directed throat ball from Broad, tucked the batsman up and he threw his hands up, spliced it to Root, who was ready and waiting under the helmet 7/1
    52.5 down the track, doesn't get this aerially enough and it's taken by mid-on! Smith chucks it away with a poor stroke, advancing down the wicket, trying to go over the top, he wasn't to the pitch of the ball, had to drag it leg side and didn't get the elevation to clear Ballance who took it with two hands above his head 119/3
    34.1 tossed up into his ballpark, Bravo drives and gets an edge - sensational from Jordan, he's grabbed another worldie at slip! Root charges off like he's won the World Cup, leaps and punches the air. Bravo was lured into having a go, it turned out of a footmark and flew low to Jordan's right, he snapped it up one-handed 90/2
    55.2 full length quite wide of off stump, driven at and edged to gully! Anderson equals Sir Ian Botham's record. Thick outside edge from Samuels, leaning out with no footwork, and it was well held down low in the gully, solid catch and a second strike for England in quick succession and the second error of judgement from the batsmen 127/4
    68.1 sliding on with the arm, past the inside edge and that's got him, trapped in front - Root has struck again! Off he goes, like he's Cristiano Ronaldo, or Jade Dernbach... Shiv asks for the review, more in hope than conviction, and Hawk-Eye suggest the ball would have gone on to hit leg stump halfway up. The decision stands and England have winkled out Chanderpaul ten minutes before lunch 155/5
    79.1 oh goodness, a charge down, attempted slap to leg and edges behind! What in heavens name was that shot? An over until the new ball too. Playing a natural game and looking to score is one thing but this is pure recklessness. Blackwood takes a step down the wicket and tries to swing a length ball through the leg side, got a thin underedge and Buttler took it down low to his left. A horrible swipe, a horrible dismissal 189/6
    111.2 length ball just outside off, pushed at forward and nicks to slip!! There's the breakthrough and James Anderson is now the leading England Test wicket taker, overtaking Sir Ian Botham. It was another legcutter and this did nip away a little and took a healthy outside edge with Ramdin trying to defend just outside off, it flew to Alastair Cook who went quickly to his left and held a solid chance. Well done Jimmy, all his family and a lot of his friends are here to celebrate the achievement 294/7
    not out
    not out
    6 (b 2, lb 2, nb 2)
    350/7 (129.4 Overs, RR: 2.69)
    Did not bat: JE Taylor, SJ Benn
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (KC Brathwaite, 1.5 ov), 2-90 (DM Bravo, 34.1 ov), 3-119 (DS Smith, 52.5 ov), 4-127 (MN Samuels, 55.2 ov), 5-155 (S Chanderpaul, 68.1 ov), 6-189 (J Blackwood, 79.1 ov), 7-294 (D Ramdin, 111.2 ov)
    JM Anderson24.437222.9100
    SCJ Broad21.056112.9000
    JC Tredwell40.0149312.3200
    CJ Jordan18.064812.6602
    BA Stokes13.005003.8400
    JE Root13.062221.6900

Close of Play

  • Mon, 13 Apr - day 1 - England 1st innings 341/5 (BA Stokes 71*, JC Tredwell 0*, 90 ov)
  • Tue, 14 Apr - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 155/4 (S Chanderpaul 29*, J Blackwood 30*, 66 ov)
  • Wed, 15 Apr - day 3 - England 2nd innings 116/3 (GS Ballance 44*, JE Root 32*, 38 ov)
  • Thu, 16 Apr - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 98/2 (DS Smith 59*, MN Samuels 2*, 40 ov)
  • Fri, 17 Apr - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 350/7 (129.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes