• BATSMEN
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    89.5 got him! Strauss departs to a lazy, slightly tired stroke to a quicker bouncer. Banged in on middle-and-leg, he went to hook and it looped meekly as Edwards scooped an easy return catch 295/3
    42.2 superb catch by Smith at slip! That's top class. Short and wide, Cook rocks back to cut but doesn't get hold of it and the ball flies low to Smith's right. The ball hits the wrists of his two hands as he leans forward, and scoops it up off his shoelaces to take a seriously slick catch 123/1
    80.1 a mix-up here and it's curtains for Shah! He came forward, dropping it out to cover and set off immediately but there was no communication with Strauss, and despite a dive, he was miles short 276/2
    126.1 and he strikes straight away, Pietersen goes back aiming to punch into the off side, the ball keeps a tad low and a thick inside edge slams into his leg stump, sending it sprawling 405/5
    93.5 that's the spot. The first wicket goes down as Edwards gets his line right, and Anderson pushes limply outside off. A simple catch for Ramdin, and that will perk the fielders up 311/4
    165.2 smashed out to the deep, Edwards this time is in position for the catch at midwicket, and that is the declaration 566/9
    126.3 what an inspired bowling change ... the ball keeps low, completely beating Flintoff, who is caught half forward, for pace and cleans him up comprehensively 405/6
    146.2 Prior tries to whack this over the top but skies it miles and miles in the air. Chanderpaul readies and steadies himself at mid-off to take an easy catch 467/7
    159.5 the declaration must surely be imminent now. An ambitious drive through the covers, a grazed edge to the keeper, and Broad goes for a well-crafted innings 529/8
    not out
    20
    17
    3
    0
    117.64
    Extras
    17 (b 10, lb 1, nb 5, w 1)
    TOTAL
    566/9d (165.2 Overs)
    Did not bat: SJ Harmison
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JE Taylor28.077322.6001
    FH Edwards26.027522.8813
    DBL Powell26.0310303.9600
    CH Gayle13.014113.1500
    SJ Benn39.0514303.6601
    RO Hinds22.248623.8500
    BP Nash11.023413.0900
    Fall of wickets:1-123 (AN Cook, 42.2 ov), 2-276 (OA Shah, 80.1 ov), 3-295 (AJ Strauss, 89.5 ov), 4-311 (JM Anderson, 93.5 ov), 5-405 (KP Pietersen, 126.1 ov), 6-405 (A Flintoff, 126.3 ov), 7-467 (MJ Prior, 146.2 ov), 8-529 (SCJ Broad, 159.5 ov), 9-566 (PD Collingwood, 165.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    8.4 a half-volley outside off which Gayle tries to carve through the off side, but he can't quite lift it over Anderson at mid-off who holds onto a decent catch 45/1
    38
    90
    7
    0
    42.22
    28.2 tossed up on middle-and-leg with a touch of drift and Smith goes for a huge slog over long-on and he's bowled! Poor, impetuous stroke by Smith having played so well for the first hour 109/2
    38.1 got him! Lovely piece of bowling and a fine, smart catch by Collingwood. Classical off-spinner's delivery which spins on Powell, who came forward to defend, the ball taking a thick outside edge to Collingwood's left. He rolled and tumbled and got both hands to it 130/3
    75.3 Swann's done it again! A loose shot from Sarwan who is rightly furious with himself - he's done a Pietersen and tried to get to his ton with a maximum. He skipped down the pitch, tried to clobber Swann over the top but miscued it to Flintoff at short mid-on 251/6
    60.2 but he's gone this time - Hinds' patience runs out. Angled across the left hander, he couldn't resist having a little nibble at it and Prior took a good catch low to his left 200/4
    61.4 got him! That only just carried through to Prior who scooped it up low off his bootlaces. It was full, outside off and Chanderpaul couldn't resist a drive, feathering it through to the keeper 201/5
    87.2 draws Nash into a loose stroke outside off, just following it without any foot movement, and Collingwood takes a comfortable catch at second slip, low to his right 278/8
    75.4 he's caught-and-bowled! The meekest of full-tosses is met with the meekest of prods, and Swann takes one of the simplest catches to his right - and he's on a hat-trick! 251/7
    89.2 and he's got him. Taylor goes for another pull, as he should in this situation, but skies it back to Flintoff 285/10
    88.2 five wickets for Swann here as he raps Benn plumb in front. Benn knew it, Swann knew it and the umpire also knew it 279/9
    not out
    1
    3
    0
    0
    33.33
    Extras
    35 (b 17, lb 5, nb 11, w 2)
    TOTAL
    285 all out (89.2 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson19.015502.8922
    A Flintoff14.234733.2703
    SJ Harmison12.034413.6605
    SCJ Broad14.042411.7100
    GP Swann24.075752.3700
    KP Pietersen2.001407.0000
    PD Collingwood4.002205.5001
    Fall of wickets:1-45 (CH Gayle, 8.4 ov), 2-109 (DS Smith, 28.2 ov), 3-130 (DBL Powell, 38.1 ov), 4-200 (RO Hinds, 60.2 ov), 5-201 (S Chanderpaul, 61.4 ov), 6-251 (RR Sarwan, 75.3 ov), 7-251 (D Ramdin, 75.4 ov), 8-278 (BP Nash, 87.2 ov), 9-279 (SJ Benn, 88.2 ov), 10-285 (JE Taylor, 89.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    4.3 ah that's good cricket by West Indies. Edwards rattled Strauss in his last over, and here he pitched it up to lure Strauss into a drive, the ball flying to Smith's right at second slip. He takes it with both hands, moving smoothly to his right 23/1
    37.3 got him! That's a brute of a delivery from Hinds which spat off a length, rearing up off his glove and it balloons to Smith who takes the simplest of snaffles 145/4
    19.5 he's gone this time! Tempting length for the cut, but Anderson can only get the thinnest of slithers on the bat, and Ramdin tidies up 69/2
    14
    23
    0
    1
    60.86
    25.5 bowled him! This cut back jaggedly on Shah who tried to lift him over long-on, but he was too late on it and back went his middle stump 97/3
    44.5 switch-hit, and that's out! The first time the shot has properly let him down, it turned into a genuine left-hander's caught-behind as he aimed a slog sweep over midwicket but only found an outside edge. Relief for Benn as he breaks his duck for the match 189/5
    45.4 gone this time! Another wild fling of the bat, plenty intent but the execution was lacking. Collingwood's stumps are splattered, and Strauss shuffles in his seat again 195/6
    not out
    15
    15
    1
    1
    100.00
    46.5 whoops - a mix-up from Prior who defends into the covers, half thinks about a run, thinks better of it, and leaves his partner utterly stranded as the shy comes in 201/7
    48.6 excellent low catch as Flintoff swishes a full toss straight to midwicket. Ryan Hinds dives to his right and that completes a pair! 206/8
    not out
    7
    2
    0
    1
    350.00
    Extras
    26 (b 12, lb 3, nb 6, w 5)
    TOTAL
    221/8d (50 Overs)
    Did not bat: GP Swann
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    FH Edwards9.013614.0015
    JE Taylor9.023403.7700
    DBL Powell7.003324.7100
    SJ Benn14.015824.1401
    RO Hinds11.014524.0900
    Fall of wickets:1-23 (AJ Strauss, 4.3 ov), 2-69 (JM Anderson, 19.5 ov), 3-97 (OA Shah, 25.5 ov), 4-145 (AN Cook, 37.3 ov), 5-189 (KP Pietersen, 44.5 ov), 6-195 (PD Collingwood, 45.4 ov), 7-201 (SCJ Broad, 46.5 ov), 8-206 (A Flintoff, 48.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    23.4 down for the sweep again, but that time it's fuller and loopier, and it's also absolutely plumb! Superb bowling, just enough variation to encourage a mistake, and that would have hit the middle of off stump 81/2
    18.4 and he's got him! Rapped on the pads, Smith went back on his toes and tried to defend - was it too high? It did look a bit high at first glance, but the decision's been made and he's out 59/1
    106
    196
    12
    0
    54.08
    81.4 bowled him! That cuts back at the last moment and kept a little low - one of the few deliveries that have done that today - and Sarwan was too late on it, beaten by the movement and lack of bounce 244/4
    28.5 that's definitely beaten him! Broad strikes in his first over, as Hinds drove on the up, straight into the hands of short midwicket. Another fatal loss of concentration ends a good innings, and West Indies are dangling in the breeze for the moment 96/3
    87.2 GOT HIM! A superb delivery from Broad, angling into Chanderpaul before cutting away just a touch, and he nibbles at it outside off to hand Prior an easy catch 261/5
    96.3 that's the breakthrough, and that looked especially tight! There was no discernible spin, and struck the middle of the pad well before the bat was involved. Umpire Harper thinks long and hard, but gets his decision right in the end 287/6
    110.6 bowled him! Ramdin tried to cut this with a cross-batted stroke but again his feet were completely planted, and he inside edges this depressively onto his stumps 322/8
    106.1 got him! And Ian Bell comes to the party as the substitute fielder! On the pads, flicked airily away, and Bell dives excitedly at short midwicket to cling on. That is a vital wicket 313/7
    117.6 got him! He's got him this time! Poor old Benn pads up for seemingly the millionth time, and this time he's rapped absolutely bang in front. It pitched in line, and there was enough turn that it was going to hit leg-stump 353/9
    not out
    22
    55
    2
    0
    40.00
    not out
    5
    26
    1
    0
    19.23
    Extras
    33 (b 21, lb 7, nb 4, w 1)
    TOTAL
    370/9 (128 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson25.066822.7201
    SCJ Broad21.036933.2810
    GP Swann39.0129232.3500
    SJ Harmison22.035412.4500
    A Flintoff15.053202.1302
    KP Pietersen3.001505.0000
    OA Shah3.001204.0001
    Fall of wickets:1-59 (DS Smith, 18.4 ov), 2-81 (CH Gayle, 23.4 ov), 3-96 (RO Hinds, 28.5 ov), 4-244 (RR Sarwan, 81.4 ov), 5-261 (S Chanderpaul, 87.2 ov), 6-287 (BP Nash, 96.3 ov), 7-313 (JE Taylor, 106.1 ov), 8-322 (D Ramdin, 110.6 ov), 9-353 (SJ Benn, 117.6 ov)

Match Notes