England tour of West Indies, 4th Test: West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Feb 26-Mar 2, 2009
Match drawn
26,27,28 February, 1,2 March 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
94.5

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, on the hips and clipped through midwicket. That's a nice way to get underway

England 319/4   RS Bopara 1* (1b)
95.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, straight and probing, defended on off stump

95.2

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, on the pads, and worked coolly to square leg

England 325/4   RS Bopara 2* (3b)
96.1

Edwards to Bopara, no run, good line outside off stump, Bopara draws his bat inside the line

96.2

Edwards to Bopara, 2 runs, a nice wristy flick off middle and leg, down to backward square. Confident strokeplay

96.3

Edwards to Bopara, no run, short and rising outside off stump. Bopara flinches but leaves alone

96.4

Edwards to Bopara, no run, banged into the turf on the line of off stump. Bopara picks the length early and hops into line to defend

96.5

Edwards to Bopara, 2 runs, dropped! Short, flipped high into the air with a muffed pull from Bopara. Taylor at square leg made a meal of it as he dived to complete the catch, but in the end made a total hash of it. That should have been caught

96.6

Edwards to Bopara, no run, full and straight to finish, and once again Edwards has no luck

England 333/4   RS Bopara 6* (9b)
97.2

Taylor to Bopara, no run, a hint of swing, but left well alone outside off

97.3

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, on the pads and clipped to Nash at square leg, who fielded well but had to transfer the ball before shying. Collingwood had plenty time to make his ground

England 335/4   RS Bopara 7* (11b)
98.1

Edwards to Bopara, no run, more tidy wristwork, flicked to midwicket but no run there

98.2

Edwards to Bopara, no run, short and fizzing past off stump. Bopara flinches again, but avoids contact

98.3

Edwards to Bopara, no run, wanged into the pitch once again, and good carry through to the keeper

98.4

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, on the pads, worked off the hip to midwicket. He's had a few there to ease his innings along

England 340/4   RS Bopara 8* (15b)
99.1

Taylor to Bopara, no run, full and straight, defended

99.2

Taylor to Bopara, no run, outside off stump, Bopara shapes to leave well alone

99.3

Taylor to Bopara, no run, pushed firmly into the covers off the back foot

99.4

Taylor to Bopara, no run, short and wide, but that doesn't get up at all. Bopara was lining up a cut, but that scuttled on him

99.5

Taylor to Bopara, no run, fuller length, a bit of shape back into the batsman. Pushed cautiously into the covers

99.6

Taylor to Bopara, no run, outside off and left alone again

England 340/4   RS Bopara 8* (21b)
100.4

Edwards to Bopara, 2 runs, pinged off the hip, a fraction off-line, and good running brings them back for two

100.5

Edwards to Bopara, no run, another ripping delivery, really climbs off the deck and rattles the bat handle. Bopara does well to keep that down

100.6

Edwards to Bopara, no run, outside off and no stroke offered

England 343/4   RS Bopara 10* (24b)
101.4

Taylor to Bopara, FOUR, short again from Taylor, that's so far from being his ideal length as to be a scandal. Either way, Bopara gratefully latches on and swings through midwicket

101.5

Taylor to Bopara, FOUR, horrible bowling. Short, slow, slapped through midwicket. Taylor is clocking a good 10mph below Edwards, and it shows in that shot

101.6

Taylor to Bopara, no run, that's better, full and threatening to swing, pushed calmly to mid-on

England 354/4   RS Bopara 18* (27b 2x4)
102.2

Edwards to Bopara, no run, Bopara goes on the pull but is beaten for pace. Edwards yelps

102.3

Edwards to Bopara, no run, tries to whip this to leg but he can't quite time it

102.4

Edwards to Bopara, no run, ooh that's solid. Really solid from Bopara. A classical forward defence

102.5

Edwards to Bopara, SIX, Bopara goes on the pull and skews it slightly - the man on the deep square-leg boundary leaps, but he can't quite get it. Bopara fairly nailed it

102.6

Edwards to Bopara, 2 runs, and Bopara's gone for it again! This is thrilling stuff as Bopara attempts another hook but can't quite time it. It drops dead into the outfield

England 365/4   RS Bopara 26* (32b 2x4 1x6)
104.1

Edwards to Bopara, (no ball) 1 run, short again, Bopara is onto the pull again...it's a no-ball and hurried out to deep square leg on the bounce

104.5

Edwards to Bopara, no run, ooh that's nasty. A bouncer and Bopara attempts a pull but the ball smashes into his visor; he was too early on it. Edwards tries to have a few words of banter but is dragged away by a team-mate. Bopara takes his helmet off and the physio's called on to have a look

104.6

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, not quite a bouncer but short enough to pull, again! Bopara does just that and plonks it short of the deep square leg

England 369/4   RS Bopara 28* (35b 2x4 1x6)
105.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, a beamer almost! Poor old Bopara can't escape the danger balls

105.2

Benn to Bopara, 2 runs, flicked around the corner

105.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, tossed up on middle, he's forward and smothering

105.4

Benn to Bopara, 2 runs, lovely footwork, rocking back and cutting this hard through the off side

105.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, flicked to leg

105.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, outside off and he absolutely hammers it ... but straight to cover, whose hands must now be wringing

England 373/4   RS Bopara 32* (41b 2x4 1x6)
107.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, on his legs, tucked to midwicket

107.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, outside off, Bopara lunges forward to defend

107.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, forward, defending

107.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, bounces a touch and hits the bat high, but he played it with soft hands

107.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, and again it's defended

England 381/4   RS Bopara 33* (46b 2x4 1x6)
108.2

Powell to Bopara, no run, driven to long-off

108.3

Powell to Bopara, no run, good delivery on middle-and-leg, dropped to leg

108.4

Powell to Bopara, no run, flicked to leg

108.5

Powell to Bopara, no run, a touch of bend away from the right hander, but he angles it down to the off side

108.6

Powell to Bopara, no run, driven out to mid-off

England 382/4   RS Bopara 33* (51b 2x4 1x6)
109.4

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, short, wide and cut. Brilliant stroke. He absolutely murdered it

109.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, flighted on middle, he is forward and defending

109.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, quicker and flatter ball on middle-and-off

England 387/4   RS Bopara 37* (54b 3x4 1x6)
110.2

Powell to Bopara, no run, calmly defended out to cover. Good line

110.3

Powell to Bopara, FOUR, ooh, that's some shot. That really is a beautiful on-drive, using the pace of the delivery and just stroking through the line. I'm liking that

110.4

Powell to Bopara, 1 run, down the leg side

110.6

Powell to Bopara, no run, blocked off the back foot

England 394/4   RS Bopara 42* (58b 4x4 1x6)
111.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, short, wide and cracked out to extra cover

England 396/4   RS Bopara 43* (59b 4x4 1x6)
112.1

Powell to Bopara, 1 run, worked off his pads

England 397/4   RS Bopara 44* (60b 4x4 1x6)
113.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, tossed up on middle, he comes forward to defend

113.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, flatter on the off stump

113.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, tosses this one wider, and it's ignored

113.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, carefully forward, head right over the ball, and it's blocked

113.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, a teaser wide of the off stump, left alone

113.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, cut hard but Chanderpaul is quick as lightning at point

England 399/4   RS Bopara 44* (66b 4x4 1x6)
114.3

Powell to Bopara, no run, attempts a pull but it hits him on the stomach chest arm

114.4

Powell to Bopara, no run, defended on the back foot

114.5

Powell to Bopara, no run, quality, orthodox drive which is well fielded by Powell in his follow-through

114.6

Powell to Bopara, 1 wide, a bumper. Bopara ignores. But it's a wide? A wide? That is beyond harsh. Poor Powell is despondent and tired

114.6

Powell to Bopara, 2 runs, flicked through midwicket for two. Beautiful shot with which to end a fascinating first session on the second day

England 405/4   RS Bopara 46* (70b 4x4 1x6)
115.6

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, a roll of the wrists and a flashy back-cut, well fielded with a scamper at backward point

England 409/4   RS Bopara 47* (71b 4x4 1x6)
116.1

Powell to Bopara, 1 run, width, and flashed out to deep point, good wristy resumption from Bopara

England 410/4   RS Bopara 48* (72b 4x4 1x6)
117.5

Nash to Bopara, no run, big late inducker, and on a full length as well. Tidy

117.6

Nash to Bopara, no run, wide of off stump, Bopara attempts an ODI-esque deflection down to third man, but gets too much bat on the shot and point tidies up

England 420/4   RS Bopara 48* (74b 4x4 1x6)
119.1

Nash to Bopara, no run

119.2

Nash to Bopara, no run, bending back in towards off stump, right up to the blockhole. More good bowling

119.3

Nash to Bopara, 1 run, on the pads this time, nudged to midwicket

England 425/4   RS Bopara 49* (77b 4x4 1x6)
120.2

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, misdirected, and Bopara gets enough bat on that to bring up his first Test fifty via a nudge to fine leg

120.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, silly point is so named for a reason, and he certainly got the point of that shot. Right on the knee

120.6

Benn to Bopara, no run

England 435/4   RS Bopara 54* (80b 5x4 1x6)
122.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, fully forward and pushed out to point

122.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, driven with a flick of the wrists, straight at cover

122.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, dabbed down to third man with an open face

England 444/4   RS Bopara 55* (83b 5x4 1x6)
123.5

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, turned with a roll of the wrists into the leg-side

England 449/4   RS Bopara 56* (84b 5x4 1x6)
124.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, outside off, defended into the covers

124.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, full and perfectly straight. Defended from the crease with bat in front of pad

124.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, flicked into the leg-side

124.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, tight lines, nothing to do but probe the gaps in the field

124.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, forward and played with intent to cover

124.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, worked into the off-side again, but that's a tidy over

England 449/4   RS Bopara 56* (90b 5x4 1x6)
125.2

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, enough width to cut fiercely out to deep point

125.4

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, driven into the covers, it's run-a-ball stuff

England 453/4   RS Bopara 58* (92b 5x4 1x6)
126.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, enough width to cut down to backward point

126.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, full and straight, defended in the blockhole

126.5

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, on the pads and wafted for a single

England 457/4   RS Bopara 60* (95b 5x4 1x6)
127.1

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, on the pads and turned round the corner

127.4

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, enough width to cut to deep point

127.6

Hinds to Bopara, no run, fully forward and pushed back down the pitch

England 461/4   RS Bopara 62* (98b 5x4 1x6)
128.3

Edwards to Bopara, no run, full length, angled into the right-hander, and met with an elegant push to mid-on

128.4

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, on the toes, whipped round the corner, and picked up in front of fine leg

England 463/4   RS Bopara 63* (100b 5x4 1x6)
130.1

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, short, and pulled firmly through midwicket. He's not afraid to take on the short ball

England 468/5   RS Bopara 64* (101b 5x4 1x6)
131.1

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, Bopara dashes back and cuts this hard out to deep extra cover

England 473/5   RS Bopara 65* (102b 5x4 1x6)
132.3

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, goes on the pull and taps it around the corner

England 476/5   RS Bopara 66* (103b 5x4 1x6)
133.1

Hinds to Bopara, no run, goes for a huge pull but mistimes it

133.2

Hinds to Bopara, no run, defended

133.3

Hinds to Bopara, no run, flighted and he comes forward to defend

133.4

Hinds to Bopara, no run, a huge swipe at this but straight to mid-off

133.5

Hinds to Bopara, no run, comes forward, head over the ball and defends

133.6

Hinds to Bopara, no run, blocks it on the front foot

England 476/5   RS Bopara 66* (109b 5x4 1x6)
134.4

Edwards to Bopara, no run, full toss, absolutely smited (smoted? Oh, I'm not sure) to mid-off

134.5

Edwards to Bopara, FOUR, pulled out to deep backward square. But it's four - well he's placed that remarkably well. More of a hook than a pull and it bisects deep backward square and fine leg

134.6

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, a paddled pull to nowhere

England 482/5   RS Bopara 71* (112b 6x4 1x6)
135.1

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, pushed out to cover

135.6

Hinds to Bopara, no run, driven out to mid-off

England 488/5   RS Bopara 72* (114b 6x4 1x6)
138.1

Powell to Bopara, 1 run, flicked off his hip

138.5

Powell to Bopara, no run, much better delivery from Powell which angles into the right-hander. He's defending. And how

138.6

Powell to Bopara, 2 runs, gorgeous flick through midwicket

England 503/5   RS Bopara 75* (117b 6x4 1x6)
139.3

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, driven out to mid-off

England 516/5   RS Bopara 76* (118b 6x4 1x6)
140.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, fired into his feet, flicked to leg

140.2

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, marvellous stroke, but it's a huge full toss which is eased through midwicket

140.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, short of a length, turned to leg

England 521/5   RS Bopara 81* (121b 7x4 1x6)
141.1

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, nudged around the corner

141.3

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, clipped to long-on with the straightest of bats

141.5

Hinds to Bopara, 2 runs, tickled off his pads for two

141.6

Hinds to Bopara, no run, punched to mid-off

England 527/5   RS Bopara 85* (125b 7x4 1x6)
142.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, gives this a bit more air and he blocks

142.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, nibbles it off his pads

142.5

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, faster ball but misdirected down leg. Benn is furious with himself

England 531/5   RS Bopara 87* (128b 7x4 1x6)
144.1

Sarwan to Bopara, 1 run, clipped to mid-on

144.6

Sarwan to Bopara, no run, tossed up and banged back to the bowler who threatens to shy at the stumps

England 546/5   RS Bopara 88* (130b 7x4 1x6)
146.3

Sarwan to Bopara, 1 run, cracked to long-off

146.5

Sarwan to Bopara, 1 run, flicked to leg

England 557/5   RS Bopara 90* (132b 7x4 1x6)
147.6

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, patted out to the off side

England 564/5   RS Bopara 91* (133b 7x4 1x6)
148.1

Edwards to Bopara, no run, predictable bouncer which, unpredictably, is pulled by Bopara. He really cannot help himself

148.2

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, another bouncer, another pull. I can't remember the last time I saw such a war of bouncers and pulling. Not since I lived near Slough and went clubbing there, probably

148.5

Edwards to Bopara, 2 runs, down the leg side, he steps outside leg and nicks it down to fine leg

148.6

Edwards to Bopara, no run, blocked off the back foot

England 568/5   RS Bopara 94* (137b 7x4 1x6)
149.3

Taylor to Bopara, FOUR, lofted wide of long-on for four. That was a real checked-pickup shot; a bunt

149.4

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, uppishly flicked to deep midwicket and he looks a bit peeved with that shot. Hit straight to the fielder and he can only get a single

149.6

Taylor to Bopara, 1 run, the bouncer, he hooks it around the corner and there's his maiden Test hundred. What a moment for him. His celebration is surprisingly calm, almost muted, and he smiles and waves at the dressing room - not in any extravagant manner, though he does offer half a Usain Bolt impression

England 576/5   RS Bopara 100* (140b 8x4 1x6)
150.1

Edwards to Bopara, FOUR, four! Wanged over the top of mid-off

150.2

Edwards to Bopara, no run, flicked to mid-on

150.3

Edwards to Bopara, OUT, got him at last! Edwards has his man, dropping it short and Bopara went on the pull, skying it straight down fine-leg's throat

RS Bopara c Taylor b Edwards 104 (233m 143b 9x4 1x6) SR: 72.72

England 580/6   RS Bopara 104 (143b 9x4 1x6)
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