Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    20.4 got him! A wicket out of nowhere from Gayle. Down the leg side and Strauss went for a sweep, rightly so, but couldn't connect and instead gloved it to Ramdin 69/1
    160
    485
    339
    17
    0
    47.19
    113.4 got him! Benn deserves that. Cook's insistence on trying to work everything to leg has cost him, and he gets a leading edge to Gayle at short mid-off 410/4
    108
    251
    208
    13
    1
    51.92
    85.5 what a delivery! Nips back sharply on Bopara, the ball shooting past the bat and onto his off stump 282/2
    96.3 he's got him this time. Full again, takes a deflection off the pads, and straight into middle stump 326/3
    117.5 whoops! Pietersen wanted a big shot for his half-century, he was aiming over long-off, but Benn found a hint of turn, and a fat edge looped out to point 419/5
    not out
    60
    127
    85
    4
    0
    70.58
    138.6 a mistimed welly straight into the hands of mid-on. It was only a matter of time, and that's Lendl Simmons's maiden Test wicket, so hurrahs and applause for him 513/6
    not out
    28
    31
    25
    2
    1
    112.00
    Extras
    61 (b 20, lb 5, nb 28, w 8)
    TOTAL
    569/6d (147 Overs, RR: 3.87, 616 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-69 (AJ Strauss, 20.4 ov), 2-282 (RS Bopara, 85.5 ov), 3-326 (JM Anderson, 96.3 ov), 4-410 (AN Cook, 113.4 ov), 5-419 (KP Pietersen, 117.5 ov), 6-513 (MJ Prior, 138.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JE Taylor2026803.4014
    FH Edwards25111314.52014
    LS Baker30311913.9630
    CH Gayle1423112.2100
    SJ Benn43814623.3921
    LMP Simmons1406014.2811
    RR Sarwan10707.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    4.1 bang! Got him! Anderson finds his length and, with it, some inswing - both of which are too good for Smith and his concreted feet, the ball bending back to bowl him through the gate 18/1
    8.2 that's the one! Almost a carbon-copy delivery, but six inches straighter. That raps the pads, but is surely going over the top. Asoka de Silva doesn't think so, and that is a massive, if fortuitous, breakthrough 38/2
    52.3 well Broad's clearly been working to a plan here! He bangs in a superb bouncer angling on the body and Sarwan hangs his bat high to fend it off but the ball clips his glove and balloons to Bresnan at the slips 188/5
    14.6 Anderson has three! Superb bowling from Jimmy, angled in on off stump, straightening, taking the edge, and Strauss at first slip completes a dramatic-looking catch diving away to his right and losing his glasses in the process 68/3
    44.6 that extra delivery has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for England! Broad bowls the offcutter outside the off stump and has Chanderpaul fishing for it, there's a very thin edge to the keeper and de Silva agrees with the rest 167/4
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    52
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    19.23
    62.3 the full length ball does the trick, and in such unlucky circumstances! Nash gets the toe-end of the bat on an attempted drive, the ball loops agonisingly backwards into the crease, and flicks into the leg stump as Nash belatedly realises what is happening and attempts to deflect it 205/6
    84.3 that's a five-for for Anderson, bowls a good length delivery outside off and gets it to come back in slightly, Ramdin pushes forward and gets a thick outside edge to Swann at second slip 310/10
    65.4 absolutely arrow-straight, Taylor plays all around it, and that is utterly plumb! Well bowled Onions, that's his first of the match, and England are right into the tail now 216/7
    79.3 a wicket against the run of play here, Benn shovels a full delivery towards long-on and the ball drops in front of Pietersen, Benn's ball watching and fails to make his ground before the direct hit from KP 286/8
    83.2 one of the more comical dismissals in this match for sure! Edwards shapes to biff a short delivery over deep square-leg but he flays too early and the ball clips the toe of the bat and falls safely in Strauss's hands at first slip 310/9
    not out
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    Extras
    32 (b 2, lb 21, nb 7, w 2)
    TOTAL
    310 all out (84.3 Overs, RR: 3.66, 380 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (DS Smith, 4.1 ov), 2-38 (CH Gayle, 8.2 ov), 3-68 (LMP Simmons, 14.6 ov), 4-167 (S Chanderpaul, 44.6 ov), 5-188 (RR Sarwan, 52.3 ov), 6-205 (BP Nash, 62.3 ov), 7-216 (JE Taylor, 65.4 ov), 8-286 (SJ Benn, 79.3 ov), 9-310 (FH Edwards, 83.2 ov), 10-310 (D Ramdin, 84.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson26.358753.2810
    SCJ Broad1626233.8703
    G Onions1865212.8810
    TT Bresnan1023503.5000
    GP Swann1445103.6400
  • BATSMEN
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    26.82
    12.1 there it is! Swann's bunny falls again. Straight, straightening, and too straight to miss. Utterly and totally out, and is that the fifth time he's got him in Tests? I believe so 53/1
    17.4 that's a double blow! Onions bangs it in short and the bounce catches Gayle by surprise, he pokes his bat out and the ball balloons off the top half of the bat and goes to Strauss who hops and takes the catch at first slip 89/3
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    104.76
    17.2 shuffles across his stumps, exposes at least two of them and it's plumb, Onions lands it just outside the line of offstump and gets it to come back in with the angle, Sarwan is squared up by the lack of bounce and he's history, easy one for Asoka de Silva 88/2
    30.2 oh, that's a horribly loose shot by Simmons, rocking back and guiding it straight to cover. Misjudged both the length and the pace of the delivery 141/4
    42.5 comes forward to defend as the ball holds its line - and Collingwood, the stand-in wicketkeeper, takes a simple catch behind, prompting extravagant celebrations! 168/9
    31.6 another cheap dismissal! An inswinger on the off-stump, bending back sharply and Nash flicks it uppishly straight into square-leg's hands, and that's Bresnan's maiden Test wicket 142/5
    33.2 gone! Ramdin and West Indies cannot cope with the outswing, and he comes tentatively forward, edging it to Anderson at third slip who takes a simple catch 146/6
    36.4 bowled him! A 90mph inswinger - Taylor was expecting the outswinger - and his off stump is cartwheeling out of the ground. Outstanding bowling 163/7
    40.6 bowled him with a beauty! Angling into Benn's middle stump, it shapes away to knock back the off stump 167/8
    43.6 got him! Goes for a big pull but top-edges it miles and miles in the air, the ball spiralling as fine-leg steadies himself to take a good catch. And England celebrate a 2-0 series-win 176/10
    not out
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    1
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    400.00
    Extras
    18 (b 8, lb 5, w 5)
    TOTAL
    176 all out (f/o) (44 Overs, RR: 4.00, 202 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-53 (DS Smith, 12.1 ov), 2-88 (RR Sarwan, 17.2 ov), 3-89 (CH Gayle, 17.4 ov), 4-141 (LMP Simmons, 30.2 ov), 5-142 (BP Nash, 31.6 ov), 6-146 (D Ramdin, 33.2 ov), 7-163 (JE Taylor, 36.4 ov), 8-167 (SJ Benn, 40.6 ov), 9-168 (S Chanderpaul, 42.5 ov), 10-176 (FH Edwards, 43.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson1653842.3700
    SCJ Broad512104.2000
    GP Swann301314.3300
    G Onions604627.6610
    TT Bresnan1424533.2140

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Series result

England won the 2-match series 2-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Match days

14,15,16,17,18 May 2009 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 14 May - day 1 - England 1st innings 302/2 (AN Cook 126*, JM Anderson 4*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 15 May - day 2 - no play
  • Sat, 16 May - day 3 - West Indies 1st innings 94/3 (RR Sarwan 41*, S Chanderpaul 3*, 26 ov)
  • Sun, 17 May - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 115/3 (LMP Simmons 3*, S Chanderpaul 18*, 22 ov)
  • Mon, 18 May - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 176 (44 ov) - end of match

Match Notes