Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4.4 edged to second slip and Burns is done for! Finds the perfect line and length this time, angled in from round the wicket, demanding a crease-bound defensive prod, and Holder stoops low in the cordon to scoop up a fine take for a big unit 4/1
    9.1 short, wide, a toe-ended long-hop to the keeper! Oh my goodness, that is a limp, miserable way to go. A horrid loosener, luring a flat-footed flap, and scuffed through to the keeper! The end of a thoroughly non-descript first Test innings. But at least there's room for improvement when his second chance comes about 16/2
    24.2 oh my word, that is so close! Full and straight, if Bairstow hasn't inside-edged this, he is toast! West Indies review. He just played the wrong line, and there's clear daylight ... what's this hitting, then? Smashing leg stump! Umpire Gaffeney hasn't got himself very well calibrated today, that's two big decisions he's not given. But that is also vindication for DRS. And well, England are rocking, in the distinctly non-horns-up-dude sense 78/5
    15.1 jeepers! Brutal bounce, hits the top of the bat handle - and Hope catches the rebound after Campbell gets a hand on it! Un-play-able, Root snatching his hand away as if touching a hot pan; the ball looped up, up, up and seemingly away from the grasp of the back-pedaling Campbell, at third slip, but he managed to tip up and Hope circled round from gully to complete a top bit of fielding! 34/3
    18.6 comes down, extra bounce finds the edge - gottim! Balloons off the shoulder of the bat, straight to second slip, and England sink further in the Antiguan sand! Holder strikes now, Buttler's tactic of leaving the crease fails to work as he becomes the latest top-order bat to come a cropper on this green surface 55/4
    27.6 edged and gone! That's another absolute beauty from Gabriel, pushing Stokes back into the crease from back of a length, angling in to demand a defensive poke, then nipping away to take the edge. A simple catch for Dowrich and England are deep in the soup! 93/6
    55.3 Moeen is gone! It looks a horribly tame dismissal, but that surely kicked from a good length. Moeen was looking to drive, and yes, there was some awkward bounce that just lifted the ball into the splice rather than the middle. Up it pops, a simple chance to midwicket, and another enterprising knock is done 178/7
    58.6 short, pulled, splattered onto his own stumps! That's a desperate way to go, he climbed into another wayward leg-side delivery, but was early on the shot, and an awkward deflection off his gloves flew down into the bails, via his hip 186/8
    59.2 extra bounce, and another one bites the dust! That's lovely bowling from Roach, drawing the batsman forward as this one sticks in the pitch, pops off the splice, and Holder's posting of a fourth slip pays off for Windies! 186/9
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    1
    12
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    60.6 yorker! And that's it! Anderson was convinced it was the bouncer coming up, and was already galloping off towards the square-leg umpire in anticipation. A futile flail of the bat, but his timbers are shivered, and that's England's innings cooked! 187/10
    Extras
    1 (w 1)
    TOTAL
    187 all out (61 Overs, RR: 3.06)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (RJ Burns, 4.4 ov), 2-16 (JL Denly, 9.1 ov), 3-34 (JE Root, 15.1 ov), 4-55 (JC Buttler, 18.6 ov), 5-78 (JM Bairstow, 24.2 ov), 6-93 (BA Stokes, 27.6 ov), 7-178 (MM Ali, 55.3 ov), 8-186 (BT Foakes, 58.6 ov), 9-186 (SM Curran, 59.2 ov), 10-187 (JM Anderson, 60.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KAJ Roach1553042.0010
    ST Gabriel1554533.0000
    AS Joseph1033823.8000
    JO Holder1354313.3000
    RL Chase813103.8700
  • BATSMEN
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    52.4 turn and bounce, jabbed to short leg! Into the bread basket, Jennings in action under the lid again... and Brathwaite won't be getting his fifty today! England had built a bit of pressure, though he's not normally a man to let that fluster him, he was a long way across looking for a single to the leg side, but could only manage a deflection off the thigh pad 133/2
    33.1 Stokes finds the edge - and this time Buttler holds on! Success for England at last, as Campbell again misses out on a maiden Test fifty. He's had more lives than your average alley cat, but finally pushes a little too forcefully at one off the back foot, steering the ball to second slip 70/1
    59.2 he's feathered this one, though! Broad has his reward, inducing a rather scrambled back-foot prod from Hope... A punch of the air, and all that pent-up emotion is released! First wicket of the day for Broad, who's had to work hard for it. Seemed to roll his ringers down the side of the ball, a lickle legcutter and Hope fenced away from his body 151/3
    130.6 walks down, some turn for Moeen, and Bairstow completes the stumping! Bravo was in for the long haul but that's the end of the road for him and West Indies, walks off for a round 50 after grafting his backside off for the cause 306/10
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    1
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    133.33
    59.5 shoots low, castled him! Broad bursts through, vintage stuff from the big, bad, better-than-his-dad lad! Chase had narry a chance of keeping that out, hitting a length and scuttling through to knock off stump out of the ground! Chase left on his knees, poor sod. An old-fashioned Broad-side rocks West Indies 155/4
    68.6 skewed into the deep, where Anderson takes a blinder! That's the way to do it! Hetmyer galloped to the pitch, didn't quite get there, aimed a wild hack out to cover, where Anderson sprinted across, tumbled forward, pouched the chance, and boots the ball away in a self-righteous fury! 186/5
    91.5 gottim, a mule of a ball! Kicks from a length, jams into the glove and lobs to slip! Dowrich is prised out by another spiteful delivery, crunching the bottom thumb as he tried to get forward. Broad picks up wicket number three 236/6
    118.1 snicked and there's the breakthrough! Reward at last for Anderson, who finds some extra bounce on a waspish back-of-a-length, just a touch of movement off the deck, and Bairstow tidies up! 281/7
    122.1 huge wipe outside off, and a fine flying take! Roach threw the kitchen sink at a back-of-a-length lifter, a fat nick, rising all the time to the cordon, where Stokes adjusted well at second slip and clung on above his head! Another timely breakthrough 289/8
    127.1 and he strikes with his first ball of the day, edged low to third slip! Stokes' line can often be challenging, just because of the way his arm comes over, and Joseph could only fend a rising ball to the cordon 298/9
    not out
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    12
    16
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    8.33
    Extras
    24 (b 8, lb 13, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    306 all out (131 Overs, RR: 2.33)
    Fall of wickets: 1-70 (JD Campbell, 33.1 ov), 2-133 (KC Brathwaite, 52.4 ov), 3-151 (SD Hope, 59.2 ov), 4-155 (RL Chase, 59.5 ov), 5-186 (SO Hetmyer, 68.6 ov), 6-236 (SO Dowrich, 91.5 ov), 7-281 (JO Holder, 118.1 ov), 8-289 (KAJ Roach, 122.1 ov), 9-298 (AS Joseph, 127.1 ov), 10-306 (DM Bravo, 130.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson2957322.5100
    SCJ Broad36165331.4710
    BA Stokes2785822.1401
    SM Curran1303802.9201
    MM Ali2546232.4800
    JL Denly10101.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    12.1 oh good lord, he'll make them play alright! An aberration from Burns, back of a length from round the wicket, but angled into the body. Burns leans back into a ... what? A cut, an uppercut? But he doesn't factor in the lack of pace, and it's a simple flat-batted steer to Campbell in the slips! 35/1
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    116
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    27.41
    23.2 Denly's a goner, bowled leaving! Muted celebration, but West Indies are understandably cock-a-hoop... Not for the first time today, off pole takes a walk! He used the angle brilliantly, and after being given a thorough working over in the course of his 62-ball innings, Denly makes a decisive error 59/4
    16.6 bowled 'im, top of off! Holder's nagging line brings reward, no bat on this one as Bairstow aims an expansive mow down the ground, just a hint of seam movement back in, and pop goes the weasel! Big wicket, England's buccaneering No3 sent back 49/2
    21.3 puff of dust off a length, prancing to beat the inside edge, there's a sound on the way through but Joseph doesn't appeal. Holder, however, decides to review, on the basis of some sixth sense... and Root looks to be in trouble! UltraEdge picks up a scrap of glove before the ball clips his hip, and the decision will be overturned! The England captain doesn't agree, it seems, but he's on his way, Rod Tucker telling Chris Gaffaney to belatedly raise the finger 56/3
    38.2 wicket to wicket, and slammed on the pad! Up goes the finger, this was leg-sided, but the finger went up instantly! Buttler reviews, he has to ... and it is trimming the bails! England are dead in the water! 118/8
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    40
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    45.83
    31.5 driven, and splatters his own stumps! That's a massive moment in this Test. Stokes, you sensed, was just itching to get on with it ... that sashay down the pitch earlier in the over case in point. This was thrown out wide so there for the drive, but his feet didn't quite match the intent of his bat. A big drag-on, and England are in major strife 88/5
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    57.14
    33.6 bowled him! Oh my word, that is just weak as a new-born puppy! Full, fast, tailing into the pads this time, but Moeen just plays all round it... no desire to put his body behind the line and keep it out at all costs. Just a reversion to one-day gung-ho mode... and we've seen what can happen to England in that format too when faced with good accurate bowling 96/6
    37.5 Massive appeal on the inswinger! Gaffeney is unmoved, but Holder reviews. My initial instinct is that this is optimistic. It went fast and late, but no, that is bending straight into the middle of leg stump! Brilliant review from Holder, he was convinced that was hitting, and he has been amply vindicated! 118/7
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    86.66
    39.1 Broad shuffles across his timbers and up goes the finger! This is a turkey shoot. Deep in his crease, looking to play French cricket. This is an ex-contest, it has ceased to be... And that is so stone-dead that even Broad doesn't gamble the review... yeegads 125/9
    42.1 slower ball, chipped in the air, Joseph at mid-on ends the innings! Brilliant bluff from Holder, rolled his fingers, Anderson was early on the shot, a fine stretching catch. WEST INDIES NEED 14 TO WIN THE SERIES! 132/10
    Extras
    13 (lb 3, w 10)
    TOTAL
    132 all out (42.1 Overs, RR: 3.13)
    Fall of wickets: 1-35 (RJ Burns, 12.1 ov), 2-49 (JM Bairstow, 16.6 ov), 3-56 (JE Root, 21.3 ov), 4-59 (JL Denly, 23.2 ov), 5-88 (BA Stokes, 31.5 ov), 6-96 (MM Ali, 33.6 ov), 7-118 (BT Foakes, 37.5 ov), 8-118 (JC Buttler, 38.2 ov), 9-125 (SCJ Broad, 39.1 ov), 10-132 (JM Anderson, 42.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KAJ Roach1325244.0010
    ST Gabriel1032202.2010
    JO Holder12.124343.5300
    AS Joseph741221.7100

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

West Indies led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

31 January, 1,2 February 2019 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 31 Jan - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 30/0 (KC Brathwaite 11*, JD Campbell 16*, 21 ov)
  • Fri, 01 Feb - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 272/6 (DM Bravo 33*, JO Holder 19*, 111 ov)
  • Sat, 02 Feb - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 17/0 (2.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes