Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
226(262) 24x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 8 2 6 7 0 3 2
DS Smith
26(37) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 4 0 0 0 9 0

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Sidebottom
O12.0
M2
R42
W4
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Sidebottom
O15.0
M4
R44
W4
Eco2.93
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

And that's it from Ice Station Headingley. An emphatic win for England and we now have ten days to gather our thoughts before the start of the Old Trafford Test. West Indies get a chance to feel the sun on their backs as they head to Durham to play a three-day game against MCC. From me, Martin Williamson, Will Luke, Jenny Thompson and Andrew Gnasher McGlashan, goodbye and thanks for staying with us.

Presentations Bob Appleyard, one of the game's greats and a real gentleman, presents the medals to officials. Daren Ganga comes up to to the podium. "It was a tough four days ... the guys lacked that sort of enthusiasm and we have to regroup. We have to remain upbeat and improve on all aspects of our game." And he indicates that Sarwan won't play at Old Trafford

Michael Vaughan receives a bottle of champagne - he would probably prefer hot chocolate - and looks understandably chuffed as he praises his home crowd. "It's nice to come back and do well. We're 1-0 up and we have to make sure we go to Old Trafford and do the business."

And the Man of the Match is Kevin Pietersen. "I believe the recipe for success is hard work. I've been criticised for throwing my wicket away, and I tried to make it count here."

4.40pm Well, that's West Indies heaviest defeat ever and England's third biggest win. And that is not an unfair reflection of the match. West Indies were hampered by the injury to Sarwan and the absence of Chanderpaul, but even allowing for that, it's was dire.

The weather did not help - it really has been wretchedly cold throughout - but there are only so many excuses you can make. West Indies bowling is popgun and their batsmen do not have the technique in these conditions, and the crazy lack of warm-up matches has also conspired against them. The WICB, most of who are still back in the warm of the Caribbean, should hang their heads in shame at allowing such an unprepared side to play.

The result also hides the fact that, with the exception of Sidebottom, England's seam attack was again not that impressive.

It is hard to see how West Indies can turn this series around. Morale, which was low anyway after several years of disputes with the WICB and a string of reverses, will slide even more, and the likely loss of Sarwan for most, if not all, of the tour, will hardly help.

42.1
W
Harmison to Taylor, OUT, 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

West Indies record loss is an innings and 237.

END OF OVER:
42 | (wicket maiden) | WI: 141/8

  • JE Taylor0 (1b)
  • MS Panesar6-1-20-1
  • SJ Harmison13-3-37-2

Gnasher, one of the great gamblers of our generation, says he reckons England will win this today.

41.6
W
Panesar to Bravo, OUT, again he skips down the track, Panesar fires another one in and, rushed and cramped, Bravo's shot loops to Plunkett at mid-off
41.5
0
Panesar to Bravo, no run, Bravo comes down a pace or two, Panesar sees him coming and spears one into his pads

And we have sunshine. Arctic sunshine, but there is a shadow or two.

41.4
0
Panesar to Bravo, no run, outside off, pushed into the covers
41.3
0
Panesar to Bravo, no run, Bravo back and plays into the ground
41.2
0
Panesar to Bravo, no run, defended into the off side

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
226(262) 24x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 8 2 6 7 0 3 2
DS Smith
26(37) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 4 0 0 0 9 0

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Sidebottom
O12.0
M2
R42
W4
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Sidebottom
O15.0
M4
R44
W4
Eco2.93
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF