Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
81 | 5 Runs | ENG: 279/2

  • KP Pietersen72 (116b)
  • AN Cook139 (256b)
  • RR Sarwan3-0-16-0
  • SJ Benn21-1-64-1

Monty's running onto the field, Strauss puts his thumbs up questionably to Gayle on the field who returns in kind. And everyone shakes hands, as the Test has drifted into a draw. It was a useful time for Cook to rediscover some form, gliding 139 while Pietersen also showed greater fluency in his 72. It's been a mostly dull Test but, importantly, West Indies now cannot lose the series (and England, obviously, cannot win it...despite entering the series as apparent favourites). We hope you've enjoyed our commentary in this game, and do keep your eyes on the bulletin as well as the series homepage for all the post-match pieces. From me, Will Luke, along with Andrew Miller, we'll see you Friday for the fifth and final Test.

80.6
0
Sarwan to Pietersen, no run, a bouncer! Pietersen defends. Bit of fun

This could be the last ball of the Test

150 partnership

80.5
4
Sarwan to Pietersen, FOUR runs, cover-driven for four
80.4
0
Sarwan to Pietersen, no run, spins away sharply

Strauss is out on the balcony so it looks like it's all over shortly.

80.3
0
Sarwan to Pietersen, no run, nice legspinner, cautiously defended
80.2
1
Sarwan to Cook, 1 run, flicked to leg

Pietersen is gesturing to the dressing room to end this farce

80.1
0
Sarwan to Cook, no run, cracked out to the off side

Gayle's having a chat with the two batsmen, perhaps discussing a declaration (which can take place in five minutes). So we might have 15 more minutes, or we might have five

END OF OVER:
80 | 6 Runs | ENG: 274/2

  • AN Cook138 (254b)
  • KP Pietersen68 (112b)
  • SJ Benn21-1-64-1
  • RR Sarwan2-0-11-0
79.6
1
Benn to Cook, 1 run, pushed out to the off side
79.5
0
Benn to Cook, no run, prods forward to defend
79.4
4
Benn to Cook, FOUR runs, beautifully played. No power in the shot but the timing was spot on, cover-driving this (albeit with quite a closed face) elegantly
79.3
0
Benn to Cook, no run, crunched to extra cover
79.2
0
Benn to Cook, no run, pushed out to the off side

Just the lone slip in place. Cook pulls out of the way, something distracting him, so here comes Benn once more

79.1
1
Benn to Pietersen, 1 run, flighted on middle, crunched to long-off

Benn to continue

END OF OVER:
79 | 6 Runs | ENG: 268/2

  • AN Cook133 (249b)
  • KP Pietersen67 (111b)
  • RR Sarwan2-0-11-0
  • SJ Benn20-1-58-1
78.6
4
Sarwan to Cook, FOUR runs, cracked on the back foot out for four
78.5
0
Sarwan to Cook, no run, flicked to midwicket
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England 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st88AJ StraussAN Cook
2nd41OA ShahAN Cook
3rd150KP PietersenAN Cook