Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    11.2 good length, angled across the left hander, Gayle plays from back in the crease, gets an edge and Prior dives to his left to hold the regulation chance 30/3
    6.5 pitched just on leg, and would have gone on to hit the top of off. Swing there from Sidebottom who picks up his fifth wicket of the day - but a marginal decision 20/1
    8.6 got him! He never should have left that one, in truth, the length that Sidebottom was looking for, right on middle-and-off, straightening and quite unplayable 22/2
    18.1 full, swinging away from Smith who limply hung his bat out, the edge flew to Strauss at first slip at chest height, he got two hands to the ball, juggled and caught it one handed at the second attempt as he fell to his left 57/5
    16.1 pitched leg, swung into Joseph and would have gone on to hit leg. He had been playing Sidebottom from the crease and that was always going to be a high-risk strategy. Sure enough, the first time he missed, he perished 47/4
    34.5 another bouncer but Morton couldn't get on top of it, like Bravo did in the previous ball, skying it straight above his head and Prior sprinted in to take a comfortable catch by the stumps 120/6
    41.6 again he skips down the track, Panesar fires another one in and, rushed and cramped, Bravo's shot loops to Plunkett at mid-off 141/8
    40.5 full, really fired in, strikes Ramdin on the pads as he looks to turn it into the leg side and Rauf upholds a vociferous appeal 141/7
    42.1 banged in, Taylor swishes more than hooks, the ball drops down off his shoulder-glove-shoulder and into the stumps. A bail plops apologetically to the ground and it's all over 141/10
    not out
    absent hurt
    20 (b 1, lb 14, nb 5)
    141 all out (f/o) (42.1 Overs, RR: 3.34, 178 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (D Ganga, 6.5 ov), 2-22 (DBL Powell, 8.6 ov), 3-30 (CH Gayle, 11.2 ov), 4-47 (SC Joseph, 16.1 ov), 5-57 (DS Smith, 18.1 ov), 6-120 (RS Morton, 34.5 ov), 7-141 (D Ramdin, 40.5 ov), 8-141 (DJ Bravo, 41.6 ov), 9-141 (JE Taylor, 42.1 ov)
    RJ Sidebottom15.044442.9300
    LE Plunkett8.022513.1201
    SJ Harmison13.133732.8104
    MS Panesar6.012013.3300

Close of Play

  • Fri, 25 May - day 1 - England 1st innings 366/5 (KP Pietersen 130*, MJ Prior 13*, 85 ov)
  • Sat, 26 May - day 2 - West Indies 2nd innings 22/2 (CH Gayle 9*, 9 ov)
  • Sun, 27 May - day 3 - no play
  • Mon, 28 May - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 141 (42.1 ov) - end of match

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