The Wisden Trophy - 4th Test

West Indies v England

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

129.1

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, outside off and left alone

129.2

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, big stride and blocked

129.3

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, dropped! Short, and Ambrose went for the cut, got a top edge, and Ramdin couldn't gather!

129.4

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, forward this time and defended

129.5

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, probing length to a chastened batsman

129.6

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, a tidy over that might have been even better

England 467/5   TR Ambrose 0* (6b)

130.2

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, forward, and pushed firmly out to short cover

130.3

Edwards to Ambrose, FOUR, off he goes, overpitched, and driven with an open face through backward point

130.4

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, short, and that fizzes through

130.5

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, on the back foot, defended back down the pitch

130.6

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, outside off, no stroke offered, and through the ball goes

England 472/5   TR Ambrose 4* (11b 1x4)

131.2

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, nicely flighted. Ambrose, who looks as though he still has baby teeth, defends

131.3

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, defended nicely

131.4

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, blocked on the back foot

131.5

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, onto the back foot, Ambrose cuts

131.6

Hinds to Ambrose, 1 run, quicker one which hurries onto Ambrose, but he whips it to leg

England 474/5   TR Ambrose 5* (16b 1x4)

132.1

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, wide of the off stump and swinging a little wider, Ambrose attempts a flappy, indecisive sort of cut and misses. Edwards is fuming, cussing and f-bombing like a good'un

132.2

Edwards to Ambrose, 1 run, neatly guided out to deep backward point

132.4

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, down the leg side and left alone

132.5

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, driven firmly out to mid-off

132.6

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, shorter but wider and Ambrose ducks, weaves and sways

England 476/5   TR Ambrose 6* (21b 1x4)

134.1

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, wide of the off stump, swinging wider still, and it's left alone

134.2

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, again ... it's too wide and comfortably left alone

134.3

Edwards to Ambrose, 1 run, straighter this time - hurrah! - and it's nudged to leg

England 477/5   TR Ambrose 7* (24b 1x4)

135.2

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, goes for a cut but finds point

135.3

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, solidly forward to this quicker, flatter ball

135.4

Hinds to Ambrose, FOUR, shot - great hands from Ambrose. He skipped down the track and lofted it purposefully over cover

135.5

Hinds to Ambrose, 1 run, flicked to leg

England 488/5   TR Ambrose 12* (28b 2x4)

136.1

Powell to Ambrose, no run, full and straight, Ambrose digs it out

136.2

Powell to Ambrose, no run, back and across, Ambrose defends

136.3

Powell to Ambrose, no run, short, back and across and he defends

136.4

Powell to Ambrose, no run, nudged off his hip

136.5

Powell to Ambrose, FOUR, absolute filth from Powell. He can't string six balls in a row, and Ambrose flays his hands at it, smiting it through cover for four

136.6

Powell to Ambrose, 1 run, cut down to third man to steal the strike

England 493/5   TR Ambrose 17* (34b 3x4)

137.1

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, blocked

137.2

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, good ball on middle stump. Ambrose smothers

137.3

Hinds to Ambrose, SIX, swept and top-edged! This could be gone if Powell makes good ground, but Ambrose has actually timed that better than anyone realised

137.4

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, a horrid, wide delivery but Ambrose's cut finds point

137.5

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, much better. on the off stump and defended

137.6

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, another cut out to point

England 499/5   TR Ambrose 23* (40b 3x4 1x6)

138.2

Powell to Ambrose, no run, defended on the front foot

138.3

Powell to Ambrose, no run, swinging into the right hander who, with about 70% bottom hand, tries to work it to leg but utterly fails in his mission

138.4

Powell to Ambrose, 1 run, square driven out to deep backward square

England 501/5   TR Ambrose 24* (43b 3x4 1x6)

139.1

Hinds to Ambrose, (no ball) FOUR, top shot. Short, wide, cut, four.

139.1

Hinds to Ambrose, SIX, slog-swept over midwicket! Top shot from Big Timmy A as nobody calls him. He seriously nailed that

139.2

Hinds to Ambrose, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg

139.4

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, much better - he holds this one up and it's defended

139.5

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, solidly blocked

139.6

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, clipped off his toes to midwicket

England 516/5   TR Ambrose 35* (49b 4x4 2x6)

140.4

Benn to Ambrose, no run, cautiously and a little tentatively forward. Ambrosia defends

140.5

Benn to Ambrose, no run, well stopped! A hard, late cut and Smith dived to his right at first slip

140.6

Benn to Ambrose, no run, pushed out to point

England 521/5   TR Ambrose 35* (52b 4x4 2x6)

141.2

Hinds to Ambrose, 1 run, flicked off his hip neatly

141.4

Hinds to Ambrose, 1 run, swept wide of short fine leg to deep square leg

England 525/5   TR Ambrose 37* (54b 4x4 2x6)

142.1

Benn to Ambrose, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, clipped to fine leg

142.4

Benn to Ambrose, 1 run, solidly driven out to the off side

142.6

Benn to Ambrose, 1 run, patted out to cover

England 532/5   TR Ambrose 40* (57b 4x4 2x6)

143.1

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, on the off stump, it's solidly blocked

143.2

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, flicked to mid-on

143.3

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, fuller delivery on middle stump

143.4

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, late swing into Ambrose who digs it out

143.5

Taylor to Ambrose, FOUR, oh, shot! Shot, shot, shot. Just a short-arm pickup. A bunt. A chip. Any or all of those words and it flew over long-on

143.6

Taylor to Ambrose, FOUR, poor ball, down the leg side and Ambrose just flicks it for four more

England 540/5   TR Ambrose 48* (63b 6x4 2x6)

144.2

Sarwan to Ambrose, no run, flicked to leg

144.3

Sarwan to Ambrose, 2 runs, fifty for Ambrose, paddled around the corner

144.4

Sarwan to Ambrose, 2 runs, cut for four more! No...but nearly. Stopped with a size sixteen on the boundary

144.5

Sarwan to Ambrose, 1 run, swept around the corner

England 546/5   TR Ambrose 53* (67b 6x4 2x6)

145.1

Taylor to Ambrose, 2 runs, nurdled off his pads. Wrong line

145.2

Taylor to Ambrose, FOUR, Timmy A's gone for a pull and he gets four. This is turning into a superb innings here - Prior will be watching this with his new (that's the wrong word, probably, but whatever) son nervously

145.3

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, steps to the off side and nudges to leg

145.4

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, late swing back into Ambrose

145.5

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, turned to mid on

145.6

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 leg bye, a stray down the leg side

England 553/5   TR Ambrose 59* (73b 7x4 2x6)

146.1

Sarwan to Ambrose, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

146.2

Sarwan to Ambrose, 1 run, cut out to the off side

146.4

Sarwan to Ambrose, 1 run, worked to leg

146.6

Sarwan to Ambrose, 1 run, and another quick single

England 558/5   TR Ambrose 62* (77b 7x4 2x6)

147.1

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, swinging into the right hander who flicks it

147.2

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, again swinging into the batsman who works it to leg

147.3

Taylor to Ambrose, FOUR, neat, neat shot. Shuffled across to the off side, albeit dangerously, but he timed that beautifully

147.4

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, nice line just outside off, dropped down into the off side. No chance of a single there

147.5

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, too straight, worked off his legs

England 563/5   TR Ambrose 67* (82b 8x4 2x6)

148.3

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, pitches this up to Ambrose who defends

148.4

Edwards to Ambrose, 1 run, calmly punched out to the off side

England 566/5   TR Ambrose 68* (84b 8x4 2x6)

149.1

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, swinging into the right hander who bunts it back to the bowler

149.2

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, angled out to the off side

149.5

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, Ambrose drops this out to the off side for a single

England 575/5   TR Ambrose 70* (87b 8x4 2x6)

151.1

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, clever slower ball but well read by Ambrose, dropping it dead to cover

151.4

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, dropped out to the off side

151.6

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, flicked to deep midwicket

England 588/6   TR Ambrose 73* (90b 8x4 2x6)

152.1

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, good line, back of a length, defended on off stump

152.2

Edwards to Ambrose, 1 run, a fraction short, and flicked down to third man with strong wrists. Ambrose wants two, but he won't get them

152.4

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, short, and so is the ball. Ambrose ducks

152.5

Edwards to Ambrose, 1 run, width outside off, steered into the covers off the front foot

England 591/6   TR Ambrose 75* (94b 8x4 2x6)

153.1

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, width, and swished down to third man

England 596/6   TR Ambrose 76* (95b 8x4 2x6)
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