The Wisden Trophy - 4th Test

West Indies v England

Match drawn

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7.1

Powell to Strauss, no run, too wide and left alone

7.2

Powell to Strauss, no run, short of a length, it sits up nicely for Strauss's favoured pull shot but is mistimed to midwicket

7.3

Powell to Strauss, no run, fuller length, left alone

7.4

Powell to Strauss, no run, well left outside off

7.5

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, oh, top shot, pulling this over midwicket for four. He really timed that

7.6

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, shot of the morning! A pristine off-drive for four...all timing and placement, and that's a poor first over from Powell

England 23/0   DBL Powell 1-0-8-0

9.1

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

9.2

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, hammered! An awful delivery, frankly. Strauss had time and width and cut it with power and placement

9.3

Powell to Strauss, 2 runs, flicked through leg. He's timed that quite well, too

9.4

Powell to Strauss, 2 runs, ooh he went for the yorker (presumably) but it came out as a full toss, and he just nudges it through midwicket. A hustled two for England

9.5

Powell to Strauss, no run, again the wrong line, nudged to leg

9.6

Powell to Strauss, 1 run, down the leg side and Strauss paddles it around the corner

England 40/0   DBL Powell 2-0-18-0

11.1

Powell to Strauss, no run, attempted yorker, a touch wide of off stump, but Strauss plays it very stiffly nonetheless

11.2

Powell to Strauss, 2 runs, straighter line of attack, and clipped to midwicket

11.3

Powell to Strauss, no run, that's a good line and length, just a fraction too short to meet comfortably on the front foot, and defended into the covers

11.4

Powell to Strauss, 1 run, overpitched again, and clipped firmly to midwicket. Well fielded, but confidently struck

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   DBL Powell 3-0-21-0

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   DBL Powell 4-0-25-0

15.1

Powell to Strauss, no run, outside off and no stroke offered

15.2

Powell to Strauss, no run, full length and wide enough to leave alone

15.3

Powell to Strauss, no run, full and straight, driven hard to midwicket and fielded well

15.4

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide, and that is absolutely hammered by Strauss. In the air, but who cares? That was four from the moment it left the bat

15.5

Powell to Strauss, no run, fuller and straighter, and driven to short cover

15.6

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, grim stuff from Powell, and Strauss is delighted to cash in. Short and wide, and flashed over backward point

England 61/0   DBL Powell 5-0-33-0

30.1

Powell to Strauss, no run, outside off and left alone

30.2

Powell to Strauss, no run, that's a ripper. Channelled straight across the batsman's bows, and just evading the edge

30.3

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, too short again, a snorter is followed by a flopper, and that is swung away with gusto through square leg

30.4

Powell to Strauss, no run, on the hip and clipped to square leg

30.5

Powell to Strauss, no run, outside off and no stroke this time

30.6

Powell to Strauss, no run, shorter and leg-sided, clipped gently off the hip and momentary thoughts of a single. Declined

England 112/0   DBL Powell 6-0-37-0

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   DBL Powell 7-0-41-0

34.1

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, short and flogged in front of square on the leg side. That's a cracking stroke, a really compact pull, perfectly timed

34.2

Powell to Strauss, no run, short and horrible again, Strauss doesn't even bother to chase it

34.3

Powell to Strauss, 1 run, better length, fuller and straighter, and defended

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

34.6

Powell to Strauss, no run, outside off, no stroke this time. And another over goes by

England 128/0   DBL Powell 8-0-49-0

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   DBL Powell 9-1-49-0

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

62.3

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, lovely shot! That's the stroke of a batsman in form, playing on such a true surface. Back-cut, guiding it safely through gully for four. Really beautifully executed

62.4

Powell to Strauss, (no ball) 1 run, well that's a good comeback from Powell! Late swinging yorker bending back on Strauss, but he clips it to leg

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   DBL Powell 10-1-56-0

64.1

Powell to Strauss, OUT, what a ball! An absolute gem from Powell which knocks Strauss off his feet and splays his stumps. As good a yorker as you will see, swinging late on Strauss and he was way too late on it

AJ Strauss b Powell 142 (249m 210b 18x4 1x6) SR: 67.61

64.2

Powell to Shah, no run, calmly driven to mid-on

64.3

Powell to Shah, no run, short of a length, he goes back to defend

64.4

Powell to Shah, no run, swinging late on Shah and he defends, head right over the ball

64.5

Powell to Shah, 1 leg bye, drifting down leg, it wobbles off his pads

64.6

Powell to Cook, no run, left alone

England 230/1   DBL Powell 11-2-56-1

66.1

Powell to Shah, no run, on the off stump and Shah is right behind it

66.2

Powell to Shah, no run, Shah leaves this well alone

66.3

Powell to Shah, 1 run, too straight, allowing Shah a quick single. Cook's alive to the opportunity and they scamper a quick one

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   DBL Powell 12-2-58-1

68.1

Powell to Shah, no run, an extravagant leave by Shah to one swinging away outside his off stump

68.2

Powell to Shah, no run, pats this off the back foot, right up on his toes

68.3

Powell to Shah, no run, just enough movement here by Powell to keep the batsmen honest. Shah is back, across and defending - watching the ball right onto the bat

68.4

Powell to Shah, no run, a good one bending back into Shah, the ball rebounding off his pads and out to point

68.5

Powell to Shah, no run, right behind it, defending on the front foot

68.6

Powell to Shah, no run, turned to leg

England 241/1   DBL Powell 13-3-58-1

70.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, well wide of the off stump, Pietersen leaves it alone

70.2

Powell to Pietersen, no run, again, Pietersen can comfortably leave this alone

70.3

Powell to Pietersen, no run, pats this out to mid-off

70.4

Powell to Pietersen, no run, a little straighter - not much, but enough that Pietersen can tuck him to midwicket

70.5

Powell to Pietersen, FOUR, on-driven for four. A bit of a slappy, across-the-line stroke but he's got such a good bat that it earns him four

70.6

Powell to Pietersen, no run, an extravagant leave by Pietersen, as ever

England 246/2   DBL Powell 14-3-62-1

72.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, driven, but another inside-edge onto the pads. Pietersen's feet aren't yet moving

72.2

Powell to Pietersen, no run, on the pads and flicked off the hip, but can't beat short leg

72.3

Powell to Pietersen, no run, pushed into the covers

72.4

Powell to Pietersen, no run, driven with intent into the covers, but lacking the requisite timing

72.5

Powell to Pietersen, no run, slightly shorter, and defended back down the wicket

72.6

Powell to Pietersen, 1 run, worked into the leg-side

England 247/2   DBL Powell 15-3-63-1

87.1

Powell to Pietersen, FOUR, well, this barely hits the cut strip, so Pietersen just slaps him through cover for four

87.2

Powell to Pietersen, 1 run, straight, flicked off his hip

87.3

Powell to Collingwood, no run, cover-driven but straight to the fielder

87.4

Powell to Collingwood, no run, drops this down to gully

87.5

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, turned wide of Taylor at mid-on who jogs six or seven steps to his right and fields

87.6

Powell to Pietersen, 1 run, nudged to leg for a strolled single

England 295/3   DBL Powell 16-3-70-1

89.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen comes forward to defend

89.2

Powell to Pietersen, no run, wide of the crease, spearing into the off stump

89.3

Powell to Pietersen, 2 runs, works this off the middle stump through midwicket to bring up a richly applauded 300th run for England

89.4

Powell to Pietersen, no run, angled short of gully

89.5

Powell to Pietersen, no run, nurdled to mid-on

89.6

Powell to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen shoulders arms outside off, and that's stumps

England 301/3   DBL Powell 17-3-72-1

108.1

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, squeezed out to deep extra cover

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   DBL Powell 18-3-73-1

110.1

Powell to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, the wrong line, it wobbles off his pads

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

110.5

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, nudged to midwicket

110.6

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

England 394/4   DBL Powell 19-3-79-1

112.1

Powell to Bopara, 1 run, worked off his pads

112.2

Powell to Collingwood, no run, good, tight line by Powell

112.3

Powell to Collingwood, no run, good, fast ball which swings into Collingwood's pads

112.4

Powell to Collingwood, 2 runs, inside edge! Dangerous from Collingwood, coming forward and getting a thick edge past his stumps

112.5

Powell to Collingwood, no run, short of a length on a good line, Collingwood defends

112.6

Powell to Collingwood, no run, short again, punched off the back foot

England 399/4   DBL Powell 20-3-82-1

114.1

Powell to Collingwood, no run, driven to mid-on

114.2

Powell to Collingwood, 3 runs, too straight, Powell. It's incredibly frustrating watching him bowl. Collingwood nudges it through midwicket for another fifty, his 12th, and he's absolutely lapping up the applause like a parched dog. Smiling, waving his bat - it's been a superb knock; he's been in total control

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   DBL Powell 21-3-88-1

116.1

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

116.2

Powell to Collingwood, FOUR, lovely stroke, a big stride, outside off, a full face, and thumped through the covers

116.3

Powell to Collingwood, FOUR, more width, and a controlled edge races down to third man. Nash tries to field but carries the ball into the rope with him

116.4

Powell to Collingwood, no run, fuller, straighter, and driven firmly, straight back down the pitch

116.5

Powell to Collingwood, no run, better line and length, a dead-batted block from deep in the crease

116.6

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, Powell is searching for some outswing, but that is over-pitched and calmly stroked out to the deep. An easy resumption so far for England

England 419/4   DBL Powell 22-3-98-1

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   DBL Powell 23-3-103-1

138.1

Powell to Bopara, 1 run, flicked off his hip

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

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   DBL Powell 24-3-107-1
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