The Wisden Trophy - 4th Test

West Indies v England

Match drawn

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

1.1

Edwards to Cook, no run, down the leg side, swinging further down leg and Cook can't make contact

1.2

Edwards to Cook, no run, better line this time, bending back on the off stump. Cook is cautious in defence

1.3

Edwards to Cook, no run, solid forward defence out to mid-off

1.4

Edwards to Cook, 1 run, and England are off the mark with a tuck down to fine leg

England 1/0   AN Cook 1* (4b)

2.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, pacey delivery outside off which carries through nicely to Ramdin

2.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, too wide this time and left alone by Strauss

2.3

Taylor to Cook, no run, better line, forcing a defensive push off the back foot by Cook

2.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, defended on the back foot by Cook

2.5

Taylor to Cook, FOUR, slightly uppish by Cook here. No feet movement but the timing was good, driving it behind square for four

2.6

Taylor to Cook, no run, very good line just outside off, but it's comfortably left alone

England 5/0   AN Cook 5* (10b 1x4)

3.4

Edwards to Cook, 1 run, too short, pulled around the corner though without really thwacking it

3.6

Edwards to Cook, no run, left alone outside off. No movement off the seam

England 10/0   AN Cook 6* (12b 1x4)

5.1

Edwards to Cook, no run, sharp delivery on off stump to which Cook goes back and firmly blocks. Solidly behind that

5.2

Edwards to Cook, 3 runs, worked through mid-on with a flick, timing it well. Chanderpaul again belly-flops and gets 9, 8, 9 and 5 from the judges, but it deserves 10 for effort

England 13/0   AN Cook 9* (14b 1x4)

6.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, that's a good nut from Taylor, but he's right behind it and defending

6.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, back of a length, Cook blocks

6.3

Taylor to Cook, no run, much fuller this time and Cook, with no discernible movement of the feet, inside-edges it to leg

6.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, wide of the off stump. No need to play at those

6.5

Taylor to Cook, no run, too wide and left alone

6.6

Taylor to Cook, no run, excellent line outside off

England 15/0   AN Cook 9* (20b 1x4)

8.1

Taylor to Cook, 1 run, short of a length, punched out to the off side

8.6

Taylor to Cook, 1 run, nothing more than a defensive nudge to leg, but it brings him a single

England 30/0   AN Cook 11* (22b 1x4)

9.1

Powell to Cook, 1 run, short of a length and Cook drops it out to cover, sprinting a quick single

England 31/0   AN Cook 12* (23b 1x4)

10.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, prodded through point, with bat a little far from pad

10.3

Taylor to Cook, no run, outside off stump, and no stroke offered

10.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, full length, pitching leg and targetting off. Deflected to short cover with a jabbed defence

10.5

Taylor to Cook, no run, too wide to tempt a stroke, and left alone

10.6

Taylor to Cook, 2 runs, full again and attacking the off stump. Worked out to midwicket

England 43/0   AN Cook 14* (28b 1x4)

11.5

Powell to Cook, no run, shuffling in the crease, back and across and eventually into line

11.6

Powell to Cook, no run, too wide to tempt a stroke, but that's a better over

England 46/0   AN Cook 14* (30b 1x4)

12.5

Taylor to Cook, 1 run, worked off the hip and into space at midwicket

England 48/0   AN Cook 15* (31b 1x4)

13.1

Powell to Cook, no run, tight line and good length, that one bursts past the edge

13.2

Powell to Cook, no run, fuller and straighter, defended with a shuffle

13.3

Powell to Cook, no run, width, and no stroke offered

13.4

Powell to Cook, no run, width and walloped, but without any great timing. Short and wide, and that was there for the smacking, but Cook rushed his stroke a touch

13.5

Powell to Cook, no run, fuller and tighter, left alone again

13.6

Powell to Cook, FOUR, short and horrible, and so was the stroke really - that was almost too wide and hideous to even dignify with a stroke, but Cook climbed on his stepladder, put bat on ball, and found the gap in the covers

England 52/0   AN Cook 19* (37b 2x4)

16.1

Edwards to Cook, no run, that's the line and length that West Indies need. Full and just outside off, and no room to attack

16.2

Edwards to Cook, no run, tight to the top of off stump, and defended with a shuffle

16.3

Edwards to Cook, no run, full again, and worked out to midwicket

16.4

Edwards to Cook, no run, on the pads, but full enough to deny any flourish in the stroke. Flicked to square leg

16.5

Edwards to Cook, no run, short, a bit wasted, down the leg-side and left alone

16.6

Edwards to Cook, 2 runs, drawn forward and pushed firmly into the covers. A slower ball that time, but well watched

England 63/0   AN Cook 21* (43b 2x4)

18.1

Edwards to Cook, 1 run, strays onto the leg stump and allows Cook to flick it down to fine leg. Poor old Daren Powell fumbles in the field, and Edwards gives him a double teapot

England 64/0   AN Cook 22* (44b 2x4)

19.1

Benn to Cook, no run, short of a length, prodded off the back foot

19.2

Benn to Cook, 1 run, again a bit too short, allowing Cook to flick it to leg

England 69/0   AN Cook 23* (46b 2x4)

20.1

Edwards to Cook, no run, off the back foot, guided out to point

20.2

Edwards to Cook, 1 run, Cook stands tall, punching this to cover where Nash is a little hesitant and allows them through for a single

England 82/0   AN Cook 24* (48b 2x4)

21.3

Benn to Cook, no run, nudged to short leg

21.4

Benn to Cook, 1 run, too short, nurdled to leg once more

England 87/0   AN Cook 25* (50b 2x4)

22.1

Gayle to Cook, no run, pushed out to the off side

22.2

Gayle to Cook, no run, flatter and quicker, pushed back to Gayle

22.3

Gayle to Cook, no run, speared into middle stump, Cook cautiously nudges it back to Gayle

22.4

Gayle to Cook, no run, defended once more

22.5

Gayle to Cook, no run, Cook waits and waits and waits...before jumping back in his crease to cut

22.6

Gayle to Cook, no run, defended on the back foot

England 87/0   AN Cook 25* (56b 2x4)

23.4

Benn to Cook, SIX, Cook's just hit a six. I'll say that again - Alastair Cook has hit six whole runs, slog-sweeping this over midwicket

23.5

Benn to Cook, no run, defended on the back foot time

23.6

Benn to Cook, 1 run, fired down the leg side, nudged for a single and he steals the strike

England 95/0   AN Cook 32* (59b 2x4 1x6)

24.1

Gayle to Cook, no run, blocked on the back foot

24.2

Gayle to Cook, no run, Cook waits for this, flicking to short midwicket

24.3

Gayle to Cook, no run, confident feet movement, coming forward onto the front foot to block

24.4

Gayle to Cook, no run, encouraging spin outside off but Cook leaves it alone

24.5

Gayle to Cook, no run, Cook reaches out for this, stroking to mid-off

24.6

Gayle to Cook, no run, driven out to mid-off

England 95/0   AN Cook 32* (65b 2x4 1x6)

25.2

Benn to Cook, no run, ooh that's a good'un. Right on middle-and-off, forcing Cook forward

25.3

Benn to Cook, no run, padded away - good turn though

25.4

Benn to Cook, no run, flicked to leg

25.5

Benn to Cook, no run, blocked once more off the back foot

25.6

Benn to Cook, no run, pushed out to the off side

England 96/0   AN Cook 32* (70b 2x4 1x6)

27.1

Benn to Cook, no run, defended on the back foot

27.2

Benn to Cook, no run, blocked off the back foot - good line, this

27.3

Benn to Cook, no run, too straight; he sweeps it around the corner

27.4

Benn to Cook, 1 run, Cook's gone for the rarely spotted slog-sweep but it's a touch too full to be sweeping, and he can only smudge it though midwicket

27.6

Benn to Cook, no run, blocked off the back foot

England 100/0   AN Cook 33* (75b 2x4 1x6)

29.1

Benn to Cook, no run, on middle-and-leg, flat, and flicked

29.2

Benn to Cook, no run, on leg stump this time, turned into the hands of short leg

29.3

Benn to Cook, no run, solid forward defence

29.4

Benn to Cook, no run, on the back foot, he turns it just wide of short leg. Quicker ball

29.5

Benn to Cook, no run, wide of the off stump

29.6

Benn to Cook, FOUR, cor, that's a good way to go to lunch! Onto the front foot and crunched for four. Excellent stroke

England 108/0   AN Cook 37* (81b 3x4 1x6)

31.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, fully forward and defended with the fullest face imaginable

31.2

Taylor to Cook, 1 run, forward and pushed into the covers, finds the gap

England 113/0   AN Cook 38* (83b 3x4 1x6)

32.1

Powell to Cook, no run, pushed out to mid-on with bat and pad close together

32.2

Powell to Cook, no run, forward, and firmly driven into the covers

32.3

Powell to Cook, no run, better line and length so far from Powell. Defended down the ground

32.4

Powell to Cook, no run, on the legs, clipped to short midwicket

32.5

Powell to Cook, FOUR, full, wide, slashed, in the air, but that whistles through the gap at third slip and there's no luck to compensate for Powell's waywardness

32.6

Powell to Cook, no run, on the pads, deflected to midwicket, and that's the end of the over

England 117/0   AN Cook 42* (89b 4x4 1x6)

33.5

Taylor to Cook, 2 runs, lovely placement, a roll of the wrists through the covers, point can't cut it off, and they run three as it pulls up short of the ropes

33.6

Taylor to Cook, no run, shorter and straighter, leaping into the bat as Cook defends on the back foot

England 120/0   AN Cook 44* (91b 4x4 1x6)

34.4

Powell to Cook, no run, much better line, six inches outside off, and Cook leaves well

34.5

Powell to Cook, 3 runs, that's a sweet stroke as well. Too full and a checked drive whistles down the ground, to within a yard of the boundary. Good chase and field at long-off

England 128/0   AN Cook 47* (93b 4x4 1x6)

35.1

Taylor to Cook, 1 run, wafted into the covers, and a bad misfield from Ryan Hinds gifts a run

England 129/0   AN Cook 48* (94b 4x4 1x6)

36.1

Benn to Cook, 2 runs, enough width outside off to dab down to third man, and there is Cook's fifty. His 19th (unconverted) in Tests, and his third in consecutive innings. Can he build on his seven Test hundreds? It's a great opportunity

36.2

Benn to Cook, no run, straight, and defended solidly

36.3

Benn to Cook, 1 run, on the pads, and tucked down to fine leg

36.6

Benn to Cook, no run, forward and defended

England 137/0   AN Cook 51* (98b 4x4 1x6)

38.1

Benn to Cook, no run, a swish and a miss, no contact that time. Cook eyes up the midwicket boundary where he scored his first intentional six in international cricket ...

38.2

Benn to Cook, no run, defended to midwicket

38.3

Benn to Cook, 1 run, worked off the pads

38.6

Benn to Cook, no run, solidly forward and pushed back down the track

England 141/0   AN Cook 52* (102b 4x4 1x6)

39.3

Gayle to Cook, no run, fully forward and solidly defended

39.4

Gayle to Cook, no run, props forward and meets with a full face of the bat

39.5

Gayle to Cook, no run, straight and straighter. Blocked diligently

39.6

Gayle to Cook, 1 run, a slight inclination of the bat, and a single to midwicket. Tidy over, if unspectacular

England 143/0   AN Cook 53* (106b 4x4 1x6)

40.1

Benn to Cook, no run, clipped off the toes

40.2

Benn to Cook, 1 run, clipped to midwicket

England 144/0   AN Cook 54* (108b 4x4 1x6)

41.5

Gayle to Cook, 1 run, full length, on the toes, Cook instantly hands the strike back to his skipper, on 99 ...

England 155/0   AN Cook 55* (109b 4x4 1x6)

42.1

Benn to Cook, 1 run, clipped to midwicket

42.5

Benn to Cook, 1 run, quick wrists, if that's a viable concept. And oodles of room on the leg-side now. West Indies are right back on the defensive

England 164/0   AN Cook 57* (111b 4x4 1x6)

43.4

Gayle to Cook, no run, dabbed down the wicket

43.5

Gayle to Cook, no run, effectively restrictive darts, from round the wicket, onto the spot outside off. Nothing to work with

43.6

Gayle to Cook, no run, defended yet again. Gayle is stifling the run-rate from one end, but it keeps ticking from the other

England 166/0   AN Cook 57* (114b 4x4 1x6)

44.4

Edwards to Cook, no run, yorker, ish, decent ball and a good response from Cook who digs it out well

44.5

Edwards to Cook, no run, slower ball, comes out as a wide full toss, but cover prevents any runs coming from it

44.6

Edwards to Cook, no run, wide outside off, no stroke offered or threatened, and that will be drinks

England 169/0   AN Cook 57* (117b 4x4 1x6)

46.1

Edwards to Cook, no run, driven out to mid-off

46.2

Edwards to Cook, no run, pushed back to the off-side

46.3

Edwards to Cook, no run, down the leg side and Ramdin dives to his right to collect it

46.4

Edwards to Cook, no run, Cook comes forward crabbily, pushing this out to cover

46.5

Edwards to Cook, no run, a slippery delivery short of a length which rises up on Cook. He's behind it solidly, however, defending firmly on the back foot

46.6

Edwards to Cook, 1 run, ooh there's a miscued pull from Cook but he gets away with it because the field is so deep

England 174/0   AN Cook 58* (123b 4x4 1x6)

47.1

Gayle to Cook, no run, flatter delivery, blocked

47.2

Gayle to Cook, no run, Cook comes forward, flicking this to leg without intent

47.3

Gayle to Cook, 1 run, neat stroke, just coming forward to flick it to mid-on. Plays that well

47.6

Gayle to Cook, no run, defended on the back foot

England 176/0   AN Cook 59* (127b 4x4 1x6)

48.5

Edwards to Cook, FOUR, 88.7mph bouncer and Cook top-edges it over the keeper's head! He was a little late on it but got just enough on it

48.6

Edwards to Cook, 2 runs, pulled through midwicket and Sarwan pulls off a useful save

England 183/0   AN Cook 65* (129b 5x4 1x6)

49.4

Gayle to Cook, no run, Gayle fires this in flat, and Cook is defending

49.5

Gayle to Cook, no run, solidly forward, smothering what little spin is available to Gayle

49.6

Gayle to Cook, no run, lunges at this out to the off side

England 184/0   AN Cook 65* (132b 5x4 1x6)

50.2

Edwards to Cook, FOUR, pulled around the corner for another four. Fine stroke but really it's a poor delivery, misdirected - too straight - and on such a true surface, all it takes it for Strauss to help it around the corner

50.3

Edwards to Cook, no run, ignored outside off

50.4

Edwards to Cook, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

50.5

Edwards to Cook, FOUR, another hook! Cook's going for it and Edwards is emphatically unimpressed, but he gets it down to fine leg safely for four. This is a really fascinating battle here

50.6

Edwards to Cook, no run, too quick for Cook there, he's late on the stroke and it bobbles away to the leg side

England 193/0   AN Cook 73* (137b 7x4 1x6)

52.1

Hinds to Cook, 1 run, flicked to leg

52.5

Hinds to Cook, 1 run, flicked to leg

England 196/0   AN Cook 75* (139b 7x4 1x6)

53.1

Gayle to Cook, 2 runs, flicked to leg - excellent running

53.2

Gayle to Cook, no run, tossed up on middle stump, he comes forward to defend

53.3

Gayle to Cook, no run, defended on the front foot

53.4

Gayle to Cook, no run, lunges forward and prods at it

53.5

Gayle to Cook, no run, prodding forward, he defends

53.6

Gayle to Cook, no run, flicked to leg

England 198/0   AN Cook 77* (145b 7x4 1x6)

54.2

Hinds to Cook, no run, comes forward and turns it to leg once more, but no run on offer

54.3

Hinds to Cook, no run, defended on the back foot, clipped to leg on the back foot

54.4

Hinds to Cook, 1 run, ah that's neatly played, just dropping it to leg and the ground stands to applaud the 200

54.6

Hinds to Cook, 1 run, flicked to leg for another milky single

England 202/0   AN Cook 79* (149b 7x4 1x6)

55.1

Gayle to Cook, no run, short, wide and hammered ... but straight to point

55.2

Gayle to Cook, no run, driven out to mid-off

55.3

Gayle to Cook, 1 run, cut out to the off side, Chanderpaul flings in a return

55.6

Gayle to Cook, no run, pushed out to the off side

England 204/0   AN Cook 80* (153b 7x4 1x6)

56.2

Hinds to Cook, no run, turned to the leg side

56.3

Hinds to Cook, 1 run, Cook is on the sweep and gets it down to deep square leg

56.5

Hinds to Cook, no run, flicked to leg

56.6

Hinds to Cook, no run, padded away

England 207/0   AN Cook 81* (157b 7x4 1x6)

57.5

Gayle to Cook, no run, lunges forward, pushing out to the off side

57.6

Gayle to Cook, no run, the most solid of forward defensives

England 208/0   AN Cook 81* (159b 7x4 1x6)

58.3

Hinds to Cook, no run, flicked on the walk to mid-on

58.4

Hinds to Cook, 1 run, worked to midwicket

England 210/0   AN Cook 82* (161b 7x4 1x6)

59.1

Gayle to Cook, 1 run, down the leg side and easily whipped to midwicket. An impish Nash is lurking there and angrily wings in a throw

59.4

Gayle to Cook, 1 run, flicked to leg

England 219/0   AN Cook 84* (163b 7x4 1x6)

60.1

Powell to Cook, no run, and he begins with a stray down the leg side

60.2

Powell to Cook, no run, better line just outside off which he leaves well alone

60.3

Powell to Cook, no run, little bit too wide of the off stump, but at least he's not leaking runs

60.4

Powell to Cook, no run, very full, but a little too wide

60.5

Powell to Cook, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

60.6

Powell to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

England 219/0   AN Cook 84* (169b 7x4 1x6)

62.1

Powell to Cook, no run, nice, straight delivery which is driven out to mid-off

62.2

Powell to Cook, 1 run, short of a length, pulled to deep midwicket. Pulled confidently, too

62.4

Powell to Cook, no run, Cook goes for a cut but can't time it

62.5

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

62.6

Powell to Cook, no run, outside off and a good end to a pretty good over, as this is left alone outside off

England 228/0   AN Cook 85* (174b 7x4 1x6)

63.5

Nash to Cook, no run, nice little hint of swing away from the batsman, but he's wise to it

63.6

Nash to Cook, no run, ignored once more

England 229/0   AN Cook 85* (176b 7x4 1x6)

64.6

Powell to Cook, no run, left alone

England 230/1   AN Cook 85* (177b 7x4 1x6)

66.4

Powell to Cook, no run, on middle stump, blocked. Excellent, tight ball

66.5

Powell to Cook, no run, a firm push to a good-length ball on the off stump

66.6

Powell to Cook, 1 run, he's gone for another dodgy hook and has skied it! Another failure for Cook, or is it? Benn comes galloping in like a lost giraffe and tries to dive forward, but he's not the most natural of athletes and it drops just in front

England 233/1   AN Cook 86* (180b 7x4 1x6)

67.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, crisply struck to mid-off

67.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, tight ball on the off stump

67.3

Taylor to Cook, no run, better from Cook. A lovely checked drive to cover

67.4

Taylor to Cook, FOUR, he drives and edges this between wicketkeeper and first slip (Gayle) - and neither moved! They were both static as statues. What a let-off for Cook. Another one

67.5

Taylor to Cook, FOUR, short, Cook pulls this through midwicket for four! That's got to hurt

67.6

Taylor to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

England 241/1   AN Cook 94* (186b 9x4 1x6)

69.1

Taylor to Cook, OUT, he's gone this time! Another hook shot and again he miscues it, the ball ballooning to Hinds' right at midwicket who took a superb catch diving to his right

AN Cook c Hinds b Taylor 94 (274m 187b 9x4 1x6) SR: 50.26

England 241/2   AN Cook 94 (187b 9x4 1x6)
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