• BATSMEN
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    92.5 good grief, what a misjudgment! Strauss has been bowled around his legs as he stepped across his stumps to flick to leg. The first wicket of the morning is in the bag! 263/3
    7.5 full length, just outside off, and a feathered edge through to the keeper! That's a lovely delivery, just leaving the batsman, and it's the breakthrough that West Indies desperately needed! 26/1
    93.5 Shah's stitched himself up again! His running between the wickets has been a liability all tour, and this time there's no saving him. A quick single to midwicket, but the substitute Dwayne Bravo swooped in an instant and pinged down the stumps! 268/4
    55.3 BOWLED HIM! Following on from the one which turned, this one holds its line on Pietersen and bowls him neck-and-crop! He was expecting spin; there was none. Hinds is beyond ecstatic, sliding on the ground football-style and deservedly so 156/2
    147.2 ooh not a bad shout from Baker as he cuts this back into Collingwood, hitting him on the back leg. Gayle signals for a referral as the umpire's turned it down, and it looks a good call to me. No bat involved, and the height also looks fine - Aleem Dar is the third umpire who's providing Tiffen with information. And up goes the finger! Baker has a wicket, his first in Tests 486/5
    not out
    131
    198
    12
    0
    66.16
    155.6 gosh, a wicket. How improbable. Broad blazes a length delivery down the ground, in the air, to Simmons at long-off who claims a comfortable catch at chest height 530/6
    not out
    11
    11
    1
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    27 (b 8, lb 7, nb 11, w 1)
    TOTAL
    546/6d (158.5 Overs, 632 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    FH Edwards24.056312.6215
    DBL Powell16.017914.9301
    LS Baker23.047723.3401
    BP Nash23.037703.3400
    CH Gayle26.018003.0701
    RO Hinds39.5212613.1603
    DS Smith1.00303.0000
    LMP Simmons6.002604.3300
    Fall of wickets:1-26 (AN Cook, 7.5 ov), 1-133 (OA Shah, 47.2 ov), 2-156 (KP Pietersen, 55.3 ov), 3-263 (AJ Strauss, 92.5 ov), 4-268 (OA Shah, 93.5 ov), 5-486 (PD Collingwood, 147.2 ov), 6-530 (SCJ Broad, 155.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    168.4 what a catch! Gayle nailed this cover drive and Strauss, at a very short extra cover, stuck out his left hand and after a bit of a bobble (it was hit incredibly hard) the ball stuck 526/8
    16.6 bowled him! Monty lets go that celebration which we haven't seen for a while. Smith came forward tentatively and it beat the outside edge, turning just a hint to knock over the off stump. Poor defensive technique: he didn't cover the line of the ball, and nor did he get to the pitch 90/1
    22.5 and that's the end of that! Powell was pushing forward, so Broad forced him back with a splice-rattler. The ball lobbed into the air, a simple catch for gully, and that's the breakthrough. The nightwatchman goes for a duck 96/2
    32.4 full, straight, a hint of drift, and that is absolutely stone-dead! Amjad Khan strikes, and Ramnaresh Sarwan has failed for the first time this series! 118/3
    57.1 that's the line from Panesar, perfectly wicket-to-wicket, thumps the front pad, and up goes the finger! A brief discussion and it has been put to referral, but there's nothing wrong with that ... 203/4
    not out
    147
    361
    13
    1
    40.72
    139.1 driven, loosely, in the air, straight to gully, and that's the breakthrough, straight after the interval! 437/5
    150.6 a swish, a miss and smart work from Prior who whips off the bails as Hinds' back foot drags out of the crease. No need for a referral for that one 482/6
    165.6 he's got him this time! At last Anderson can celebrate, and how he deserves that wicket. Reverse-swinging back prodigiously into Ramdin who plays all around it, and up goes the finger 519/7
    177.4 reward for Broad at last. Short, rising outside off, a thin tickle to the keeper, and after while feels like an age to the bowler, umpire Tiffin raises his finger. 543/9
    178.4 has Matt Prior's Bye World Record Attempt (BWRA) been thwarted, and have England taken the first-innings lead? Baker offers no stroke as the ball pitches outside off and raps the pad. The finger goes up, but sure enough, it has gone to a referral. Yowch, that is tight. The ball would, I reckon, have skimmed the outside of the off stump, hence the bails would have come off, and therefore, though it is marginal, it is the correct call 544/10
    Extras
    74 (b 35, lb 12, nb 16, w 11)
    TOTAL
    544 all out (178.4 Overs, 751 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson32.077012.1800
    SCJ Broad30.0116732.2310
    A Khan25.0111114.44212
    GP Swann45.41213032.8400
    MS Panesar43.0611422.6500
    KP Pietersen3.00501.6600
    Fall of wickets:1-90 (DS Smith, 16.6 ov), 2-96 (DBL Powell, 22.5 ov), 3-118 (RR Sarwan, 32.4 ov), 3-195 (CH Gayle, 52.5 ov), 4-203 (LMP Simmons, 57.1 ov), 5-437 (BP Nash, 139.1 ov), 6-482 (RO Hinds, 150.6 ov), 7-519 (D Ramdin, 165.6 ov), 8-526 (CH Gayle, 168.4 ov), 9-543 (FH Edwards, 177.4 ov), 10-544 (LS Baker, 178.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    4.5 got him! Golden-arm Gayle does it again, tossing this up to Strauss and he drives inside out, pushing it meekly back to the bowler 26/1
    13.3 pushes forward outside off and misses - lovely delivery spinning back into the left-hander. Ramdin appeals - and up goes the finger! This is comical. How on earth is that out? The replays are inconclusive, though we can't hear a noise as the ball passes the bat, so there isn't enough evidence to the contrary and it will have to be given out. We're waiting an age, as ever. It's been more than three minutes by my clock, which only adds to the lottery of a farce that this all is. Eventually Harper's finger is raised again and Cook's off 72/3
    5.4 gone this time! Very similar shot and dismissal to Strauss's but this time Harper's finger is raised! Wide of the off stump, Shah leant back and tried to carve it through the covers but got a thin (and audible...) edge 27/2
    38.4 pulled to Bravo at deep midwicket 237/6
    19.1 there's the breakthrough! On the pads, a bit of turn, Collingwood attempts to work through the leg-side but finds a leading edge, and a simple looping chance pops back to the bowler! 101/4
    33.5 full, straight and bowled him! Prior tried to smash that over midwicket but rather took his eye off the ball, and his middle stump was knocked back 207/5
    not out
    13
    15
    2
    0
    86.66
    Extras
    13 (b 2, lb 6, nb 4, w 1)
    TOTAL
    237/6d (38.4 Overs, 201 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    FH Edwards11.416715.7414
    LS Baker8.013924.8700
    CH Gayle3.001615.3300
    RO Hinds8.005727.1200
    LMP Simmons5.002905.8000
    BP Nash3.002107.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-26 (AJ Strauss, 4.5 ov), 2-27 (OA Shah, 5.4 ov), 3-72 (AN Cook, 13.3 ov), 4-101 (PD Collingwood, 19.1 ov), 5-207 (MJ Prior, 33.5 ov), 6-237 (KP Pietersen, 38.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    9.6 down on one knee, an ambitious slog across the line, and unless there's an inside-edge, this is plumb! Strikes the back pad, and that is stone dead. After a brief consultation, they choose to waste a referral as well, which is a bit daft ... 31/2
    6.2 staggering catch from Collingwood at second slip! Simmons was working that into the leg-side, it skims off the leading edge, and Colly saw it late and scooped it off the turf as he dived with his right hand 25/1
    18.5 got him! He's got him this time! Another fine catch from Collingwood at first slip and Sarwan, invincible for most of this series, has failed twice in the Test. A thick outside edge scoots low to Collingwood's left who dives forward and snaffles a really smart catch 58/3
    43.1 the breakthrough comes from the first delivery! Late swerve back into the left-hander, the ball lobs off the pad to Collingwood at slip, but was there bat first? Harper says yes, Hinds is aghast, but there are no referrals left! 90/6
    34.1 tosses this up on the off stump and Chanderpaul tries to defend but is rapped on the back pad! Up goes the finger! They only have one review left, but Chanderpaul goes for it ... and replays show it would have scooted onto hit the off stump, but it was a pretty tight call. Up goes the finger for a second time 80/4
    37.1 my goodness me, round the wicket, nipping off the seam, cracking Nash on the kneeroll, and that is out! No referrals remaining, but it would have been futile anyhow. England sense an opportunity here 85/5
    not out
    17
    87
    2
    0
    19.54
    56.4 he's got him! Panesar finally gets his man, tossing it up on middle-and-off and it spins back into the left-hander. That looked about right to me. Nice and full and much straighter this time, and that would've knocked out middle stump 107/7
    62.4 BOWLED HIM! The inswinger from Anderson which ducks back late on Powell and beats him for pace, shattering his stumps. Absolute corking delivery 109/8
    not out
    1
    8
    0
    0
    12.50
    Extras
    26 (b 17, lb 6, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    114/8 (65.5 Overs, 268 minutes)
    Did not bat: LS Baker
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson16.072431.5000
    SCJ Broad5.03901.8000
    GP Swann21.0131330.6100
    A Khan4.001102.7512
    MS Panesar19.593421.7100
    Fall of wickets:1-25 (LMP Simmons, 6.2 ov), 2-31 (DS Smith, 9.6 ov), 3-58 (RR Sarwan, 18.5 ov), 4-80 (S Chanderpaul, 34.1 ov), 5-85 (BP Nash, 37.1 ov), 6-90 (RO Hinds, 43.1 ov), 7-107 (CH Gayle, 56.4 ov), 8-109 (DBL Powell, 62.4 ov)

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