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
17.1

Benn to Strauss, no run, and immediately Smith is called into action, albeit in a fielding capacity rather than a catching one

17.2

Benn to Strauss, no run, no major turn here. Strauss is back and blocking

17.3

Benn to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump and it also keeps a little bit low, but nothing too threatening. Strauss ignores it

17.4

Benn to Strauss, no run, solid forward defence

17.5

Benn to Strauss, no run, the quicker ball but misdirected, wide of the off stump. Nimble glovework from Ramdin there

17.6

Benn to Strauss, no run, a little bit of turn, but nothing alarming in the slightest

England 63/0   SJ Benn 1-1-0-0
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

19.3

Benn to Strauss, FOUR, smashed for four through the off side, down onto one knee and carved through cover to bring up his 15th Test fifty from 71 balls

19.4

Benn to Strauss, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Strauss drives loosely outside off and edges it to Smith's right at slip. But he can't get that - he's way too wide

19.5

Benn to Strauss, FOUR, four more! Strauss is down the track and scoops it over and wide of mid-on

19.6

Benn to Strauss, no run, too short, flicked to short leg

England 81/0   SJ Benn 2-1-13-0
21.1

Benn to Strauss, no run, left alone. A touch of spin, but nothing major

21.2

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, calmly tapped to mid-on

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

21.5

Benn to Strauss, no run, this holds up on the pitch a touch and Strauss is too early on his nurdly little nudge, the ball ballooning off his pads

21.6

Benn to Strauss, no run, now then - there's a touch of turn, and it beats Strauss's forward defensive. Half a shout for lbw but it's flatly ignored by the umpire

England 87/0   SJ Benn 3-1-15-0
23.1

Benn to Strauss, no run, turns back into the left-hander

23.2

Benn to Strauss, no run, calmly blocked

23.3

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, pushed out to mid-off

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   SJ Benn 4-1-23-0
25.1

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, down the leg side and turned off his hip

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   SJ Benn 5-1-24-0
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

27.5

Benn to Strauss, 3 runs, lovely shot, flicking it with crisp elegance

27.6

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

England 100/0   SJ Benn 6-1-28-0
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   SJ Benn 7-1-32-0
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

36.4

Benn to Strauss, no run, down on the sweep, and the ball ends up in the hands of slip. A hopeful appeal, but that was optimistic in the extreme. An under-edge, as it turns out

36.5

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, swept again, dabbed rather. And a jogged single

36.6

Benn to Cook, no run, forward and defended

England 137/0   SJ Benn 8-1-36-0
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

38.4

Benn to Strauss, no run, outside off stump and no stroke offered

38.5

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, down on the sweep and worked to backward square

38.6

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

England 141/0   SJ Benn 9-1-38-0
40.1

Benn to Cook, no run, clipped off the toes

40.2

Benn to Cook, 1 run, clipped to midwicket

40.3

Benn to Strauss, no run, a big stride and defended

40.4

Benn to Strauss, no run

40.5

Benn to Strauss, FOUR, width and superbly guided into the gap at backward point

40.6

Benn to Strauss, 1 bye, forward and nurdled into the leg side. Strauss is marching onwards and upwards

England 149/0   SJ Benn 10-1-43-0
42.1

Benn to Cook, 1 run, clipped to midwicket

42.2

Benn to Strauss, SIX, down on one knee, belted imperiously over the leg side, and that is a fantastic century from England's captain. He is utterly motoring. And incidentally, that takes him past 4500 Test runs as well

42.3

Benn to Strauss, no run, sharp spin from outside off, not quite worked off the hip

42.4

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, tucked to midwicket this time

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

42.6

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss returns the complement, keeps the strike, and Gayle is feeling a little bereft of options right now

England 165/0   SJ Benn 11-1-53-0
74.1

Benn to Pietersen, no run, outside off, a hint of turn, met with an exploratory bat

74.2

Benn to Pietersen, no run, fuller and straighter, and defended

74.3

Benn to Pietersen, no run, dragged forward and defended

74.4

Benn to Pietersen, 1 run, turned off the pads, down to backward square

74.5

Benn to Shah, no run, forward to defend, solid once again

74.6

Benn to Shah, FOUR, and a boundary to finish, well biffed Owais, up and over the covers, one bounce, and that is drinks

England 255/2   SJ Benn 12-1-58-0
76.1

Benn to Pietersen, no run, outside off, a touch of turn

76.2

Benn to Pietersen, 1 run, on the pads and worked into the leg-side

76.3

Benn to Shah, no run, outside off, leaving well alone

76.4

Benn to Shah, no run, big stride, and defended. This is a quiet period before the new ball, I suspect

76.5

Benn to Shah, no run, dabbed to short cover

76.6

Benn to Shah, no run, a modicum of turn, and the ball dribbles out to gully

England 257/2   SJ Benn 13-1-59-0
78.1

Benn to Shah, no run, tossed up outside off, Shah defends

78.2

Benn to Shah, no run, pushed out to mid-off

78.3

Benn to Shah, no run, plays and misses! He tried to open the face down to third man

78.4

Benn to Shah, no run, pushes this out to mid-off

78.5

Benn to Shah, OUT, got him! Again Shah tried to cut this ball which turned and bounced on him, and the ball flew into the chest of Smith at first slip - easy catch

OA Shah c Smith b Benn 7 (65m 47b 1x4 0x6) SR: 14.89

78.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off

England 259/3   SJ Benn 14-2-59-1
80.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood nudges it to leg

80.2

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

80.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, quicker ball! He's back and nudges to leg

80.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, onto the front foot, excellent line and length

80.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, that's good too, and he comes forward to block

80.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, turns away a touch and bounces quite markedly

England 259/3   SJ Benn 15-3-59-1
82.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, a bit too wide for Collingwood to be bothering himself with

82.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, a ripsnorting beauty! Turn, bounce and it beats Collingwood's lunge. Wonderful take by Ramdin

82.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, and again he's beaten! Sweet take by the keeper, "riding" the bounce

82.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, blocked on middle

82.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, down the pitch, pushing it out to mid-off

82.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, too wide this time

England 259/3   SJ Benn 16-4-59-1
103.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, a floaty, loopy, slowy delivery on middle stump. No turn

103.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood neither nudges this or defends it - it's a shot somewhere in between. A defudge, if you like, to leg

103.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, down the pitch this time and nudges it out to the off side

103.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

103.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, very full and bunted to mid-on

103.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, flighted on middle

England 365/4   SJ Benn 17-5-59-1
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   SJ Benn 18-5-63-1
107.1

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

107.2

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, too straight, Collingwood works it around the corner

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   SJ Benn 19-5-65-1
109.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, tossed up on the off stump, he comes forward to defend

109.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, technically short-leg has dropped that, as Collingwood skips down the pitch and flicks it straight into the fielder's chest

109.3

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed out to to the off side

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   SJ Benn 20-5-70-1
111.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, flighted on middle

111.2

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, nudged to leg

111.3

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

111.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, ooh lovely ball! Just short of a length and defended cautiously off the back foot

111.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, straighter, quicker, nudged

111.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, extravagantly defended

England 396/4   SJ Benn 21-5-72-1
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   SJ Benn 22-6-72-1
115.1

Benn to Collingwood, 2 runs, on the pads, straightens a touch, nudged to fine leg, and great running

115.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, fuller length, turns sharply and defended on the back foot

115.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, pushed into the covers

115.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, shorter, and inviting a cut, but the invitation is declined

115.5

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed firmly into the covers

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   SJ Benn 23-6-76-1
118.1

Benn to Collingwood, FOUR, short, wide and slapped past point. That is not the place to bowl

118.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, better line and length, still a foot too wide of off stump though, and no stroke

118.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, fully forward this time, and defended on off stump

118.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, full again. Blocked firmly

118.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, settling into a rhythm now, and pushed out to point

118.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, just a little bit shorter, but straight enough to demand respect. Defended

England 424/4   SJ Benn 24-6-80-1
120.1

Benn to Collingwood, 3 runs, an edge, but a controlled one. Opened the face and steered past slip

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

120.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, outside off stump, and left well alone

120.5

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed into the covers

120.6

Benn to Bopara, no run

England 435/4   SJ Benn 25-6-89-1
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

122.4

Benn to Collingwood, 2 runs, pushed out to deep cover, England keep ticking over well

122.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, deflected into the leg-side

122.6

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed out to point

England 447/4   SJ Benn 26-6-93-1
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   SJ Benn 27-7-93-1
126.1

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

126.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, pushed back to the bowler

126.3

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, back into the crease and driven up to mid-on

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

126.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, outside off stump and defended to point

England 457/4   SJ Benn 28-7-96-1
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

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   SJ Benn 29-7-101-1
142.1

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

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

142.4

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

142.5

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

142.6

Benn to Ambrose, 1 run, patted out to cover

England 532/5   SJ Benn 30-7-106-1
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