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    4.5 played on with a forcing stroke aimed through the off side. Little foot movement to a back of a length ball that shaped in and took the inside edge onto the base of leg stump as Simmons aimed towards cover 25/1
    15.4 swipes at a short one, thin nick and Smith goes! Bresnan goes splashing into the shallows and disturbs the West Indies pool party ... There wasn't too much to the delivery, just dropped short and teasing Smith's attacking instincts, he was perhaps a touch early on it and snicked through. That's a big break for England (and maybe part of the reason Smith averages in the teens), after a destructive innings at the top of the order 95/2
    17.2 length ball and trapped in front! The ball came back at Ramdin, maybe stayed a touch low and hit him bang in line with middle stump. West Indies ersatz No. 3 departs ... but there are plenty of scarier monsters lurking in this deep batting order 102/3
    25.1 full, coming back in and chipped straight to midwicket, where Graeme Swann takes the catch above his head! That may have put a tin lid on West Indies chances, their most in-form batsman heading off after a run-a-ball 30. Anderson, for one, will be pleased to see Samuels gone 137/6
    19.4 hit on the back pad and another one goes! The ball was speared in, did Bravo for pace before thunking into the knee roll - the ball would have gone on to hit middle and leg. That wicket could have significant ramifications if D/L comes into play too, as the par score after 20 overs has jumped from 117 to 140 118/4
    22.2 slapped hard to point and superbly held! Pollard goes and West Indies are wobbling like a plate of jelly perched on a tumble dryer! The ball probably wasn't there to hit, Pollard's drive screwed off the edge and Morgan took flight to his left to pouch the ball two-handed and send the big man on his way 127/5
    28.5 gone! Sammy is surprised by the bounce and loops the ball to extra-cover! It looked that Swann had dragged the ball a mite short, which discombobulated Sammy for some reason, and he ballooned the ball straight up in the air from high up the bat 155/7
    29.5 banged in short and top-edged to point. Russell tried to flick it off his body, couldn't get over it and the ball lobbed gently to Morgan inside the circle. West Indies have about as much chance of winning this as Darren Bravo has of being able to touch his toes right now 157/8
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    32.3 gives it some air, enticing Rampaul, who slog-sweeps straight to deep midwicket. The end is nigh. The end of this match, I mean. I know there are some dark clouds around but I don't think the apocalypse is imminent 172/9
    33.4 and there she blows, Narine nicks off and the West Indies schooner is finally scuttled. Bresnan put it on a good length, the batsman played at it indeterminately and Kieswetter plunged to his left to grasp the catch 172/10
    3 (w 3)
    172 all out (33.4 Overs, RR: 5.10)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (LMP Simmons, 4.5 ov), 2-95 (DR Smith, 15.4 ov), 3-102 (D Ramdin, 17.2 ov), 4-118 (DJ Bravo, 19.4 ov), 5-127 (KA Pollard, 22.2 ov), 6-137 (MN Samuels, 25.1 ov), 7-155 (DJG Sammy, 28.5 ov), 8-157 (AD Russell, 29.5 ov), 9-172 (R Rampaul, 32.3 ov), 10-172 (SP Narine, 33.4 ov)
    JM Anderson8.004826.00257010
    ST Finn6.002914.83243100
    TT Bresnan7.403444.43273020
    SCJ Broad8.004015.00252100
    GP Swann4.002125.25101000

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