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
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

1.5

Edwards to Strauss, no run, a good line outside off, which holds its line, and Strauss again leaves it alone

1.6

Edwards to Strauss, no run, again left alone outside off

England 1/0   FH Edwards 1-0-1-0
3.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, a bit too straight, and Strauss turns it to short midwicket

3.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

3.3

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, on his legs, Strauss tickles it around the corner and Ramdin skips to his right to prevent two

3.4

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

3.5

Edwards to Strauss, 3 runs, the first really authoritative shot, elegantly clipping this off his toes through midwicket. Chanderpaul gives chase and puts in a pretty unattractive dive, and nearly parries the ball over the rope ... but he just about saved four

3.6

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

England 10/0   FH Edwards 2-0-6-0
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

5.3

Edwards to Strauss, no run, slightly wider and left alone

5.4

Edwards to Strauss, no run, ignored outside off

5.5

Edwards to Strauss, no run, elegantly flicked to midwicket and Strauss is irritated with himself, or the fielder, for picking him out so directly

5.6

Edwards to Strauss, 2 runs, too short and pulled around the corner. Strauss had so much time there; it just sat up and he pulled it comfortably

England 15/0   FH Edwards 3-0-11-0
14.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, outside off, no stroke offered

14.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, short and straight, Strauss slinks back and into line to defend, but the ball doesn't get up as much as he might have expected

14.3

Edwards to Strauss, no run, wide again, Strauss gets into position to have a swipe, then freezes in his stance and lets the ball go by

14.4

Edwards to Strauss, no run, bouncer, and Strauss feels the wind of that one as he shapes to swat off his eyebrows and ends up in a terrible tangle. No glove or bat involved, though, so all's well that ends well

14.5

Edwards to Strauss, no run, more composed this time, and no threat of a stroke

14.6

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, good delivery again, in the channel outside off and tempts a slight indiscretion. A leading edge flashes through gully and bounces away for runs. One of them, in fact

England 53/0   FH Edwards 4-0-12-0
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   FH Edwards 5-0-14-0
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

18.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, a slow, lowish bouncer. Well left and easily left

18.3

Edwards to Strauss, no run, an 89.6mph bouncer down the leg side, again easily evaded. Edwards glares. Strauss ignores

18.4

Edwards to Strauss, no run, fuller this time and a teaser outside off. Strauss, though, will not be teased

18.5

Edwards to Strauss, no run, defended on the back foot

18.6

Edwards to Strauss, FOUR, glare or no glare, that's rubbish from Edwards and Strauss pounces. Down the leg side, flicked off his hip for four. Easy

England 68/0   FH Edwards 6-0-19-0
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

20.3

Edwards to Strauss, no run, passes the outside edge - a rarity this morning, bouncing and leaving Strauss who fished and missed

20.4

Edwards to Strauss, no run, Gayle's dropped him! A loose drive by Strauss, edging it straight to Gayle who just had to move forward and to his right a touch. The ball went straight in, and straight out

20.5

Edwards to Strauss, no run, left alone this time by Strauss

20.6

Edwards to Strauss, 3 runs, sweetly timed off his pads through midwicket. That's such a salt-in-the-wound shot

England 85/0   FH Edwards 7-0-23-0
44.1

Edwards to Strauss, 2 runs, that is a very sweet strike, nothing wrong with the delivery, but clipped superbly off middle and leg, out to deep midwicket

44.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, a touch of width outside off, and no stroke this time

44.3

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, short, and Strauss isn't afraid to climb into a pull shot. There's a man back sweeping at deep midwicket, but that's another fine shot nonetheless

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   FH Edwards 8-0-26-0
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   FH Edwards 9-0-27-0
48.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, yorker length but wide enough of the off stump to be left alone. Strauss watches it like a hawk

48.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, nudged to leg. Well - a crisp clip, rather

48.3

Edwards to Strauss, no run, a wasted bouncer down the leg side, and Edwards follows it up with a tongue-flapping glare

48.4

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, a slower, shorter delivery slapped out to Nash at point who wings in an accurate throw, forcing Cook to get a flipping move on. And he does

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   FH Edwards 10-0-34-0
50.1

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, leans across to the off side, flicks it to leg

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   FH Edwards 11-0-43-0
84.1

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, wide, swinging wider

84.2

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, KP is back, across and defending

84.3

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, short of a length, pulled with Caribbean-esque flair

84.4

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, fired down leg. Collingwood shapes to play before realising just how needless it was. So he shuffles away and ignores it

84.5

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 no ball, a wide no ball

84.5

Edwards to Collingwood, FOUR, well, bonjour to that, as Del Boy would say. The most classical of cover drives for four, timed to perfection

84.6

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, guided off the back foot

England 266/3   FH Edwards 12-0-49-0
86.1

Edwards to Pietersen, FOUR, angled out through the off side - oh, shot! He just angled that, using the pace of the ball

86.2

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, too wide. And swinging wider still

86.3

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, onto the hook - the dreaded hook! - and this is skied miles and miles in the air to deep midwicket. A horrid shot and Taylor comes scurrying in, diving, but couldn't quite cling on

86.4

Edwards to Collingwood, 5 wides, that was quick - seriously slippery from Edwards - but it's down the leg side and called a wide

86.4

Edwards to Collingwood, 4 byes, and again! Outside off, another fast and loose bouncer which pangs off the pitch and goes over Ramdin's head

86.5

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 no ball, outside off - and this time it's a no-ball

86.5

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, sheesh that was quick! That was seriously fast and Collingwood snapped his head out of the way, only at the last moment. 90mph bouncer which didn't climb quite as much as he expected

86.6

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, and it's left alone outside off to end a thrilling and eventful over

England 288/3   FH Edwards 13-0-60-0
88.1

Edwards to Pietersen, 3 runs, good ball, good thinking to send in this yorker. It's clipped through midwicket though, as it came out on the full

88.2

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood punches to cover

88.3

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 no ball, punched into the non-striker's stumps, and it's a no-ball

88.3

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, cracked square of the wicket

88.4

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, a bouncer which he ducks easily

88.5

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, sways out of the way

88.6

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, good, quick ball to end a whole-hearted day's work from Edwards. He's had rubbish luck, but has given his absolute all and the England fans appreciate his efforts with a standing ovation

England 299/3   FH Edwards 14-0-64-0
90.1

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, full length, outside off stump, a bit of a loosener, but accurate enough. Pushed to point

90.2

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, outside off and no stroke offered. Too much width, but the length is good

90.3

Edwards to Collingwood, FOUR, too short, too wide, Collingwood doesn't move his feet, but doesn't need to. That's middled past point

90.4

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller and straighter, and good running to short cover

90.5

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, short and lifting into Pietersen's ribs. Spicy delivery but reasonably well played in the end, out to square leg

90.6

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, defended into the covers, as Edwards starts to find his optimum pace

England 307/3   FH Edwards 15-0-70-0
92.1

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, played firmly on the up, off the back foot

92.2

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, fizzed down on an off-stump line, met on the back foot and patted out to cover

92.3

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, a hop into line, and a dink into the leg-side

92.4

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, outside off stump, whizzed down on a good length, and no stroke offered

92.5

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, clumped out to deep cover

92.6

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, a horrible swish, that was wide and going wider, and Pietersen dropped down on one knee and flashed extravagantly at thin air

England 312/3   FH Edwards 16-0-73-0
94.1

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, that's a bit of an adventurous run. Pietersen was back on his heels as he tapped to short cover, but Collingwood responded quickly to the call

94.2

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, cut hard out to backward point, where the fielder parries but can't cut it off. That's 3000 Test runs to Collingwood

94.3

Edwards to Pietersen, FOUR, on the pads and clipped away with gusto. There's no cutting that off

94.4

Edwards to Pietersen, OUT, full length, on the stumps, Pietersen attempts to whisk through the leg side again and that looks utterly plumb on first viewing! Umpire Tiffin agrees, Pietersen does not, and so it goes to a referral. But that is so out it's almost come in again through the other side!

KP Pietersen lbw b Edwards 41 (117m 77b 4x4 0x6) SR: 53.24

94.5

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

94.6

Edwards to Collingwood, 5 wides, outside off, way, way outside any reach of anyone. Including the keeper and the slips

94.6

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, that's better, full and straight and targeting off stump

England 324/4   FH Edwards 17-0-85-1
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   FH Edwards 18-0-89-1
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

98.5

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, aggressive line and length, Collingwood hops back as he defends

98.6

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, fantastic delivery, and an even better take from Ramdin. That fizzed past Collingwood's nose and was still climbing as it reached the keeper. A well-timed leap and a one-handed take prevents four byes

England 340/4   FH Edwards 19-0-90-1
100.1

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, full and fast, he's really working himself into a righteous lather here

100.2

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, fizzed down outside off, but too wide to threaten the batsman

100.3

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, a touch short, worked out to point, and picked up in the deep

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   FH Edwards 20-0-93-1
102.1

Edwards to Collingwood, 3 runs, driven by Collingwood and - oh dear - Powell can't stop it. Lame effort and Edwards is rightly furious

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   FH Edwards 21-0-104-1
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

104.1

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, that was quick, I am here to tell you! Seriously sharp but wonderfully played by Collingwood, snapping his neck out of the way at the last moment

104.2

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, full toss - an attempted yorker, perhaps, and Collingwood bunts

104.3

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, short of a length, Collingwood is back and defending

104.4

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, down the leg side and Collingwood turns it down to fine leg

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   FH Edwards 22-0-108-1
106.1

Edwards to Collingwood, no run

106.2

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, a teaser outside off but Collingwood flatly refuses to even think about playing at it

106.3

Edwards to Collingwood, 2 runs, nudged to leg through midwicket

106.4

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, shorter ball but Collingwood leaves it alone - weaving out of the way at the last moment

106.5

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, drops his hands and leaves it alone

106.6

Edwards to Collingwood, FOUR, shot! Fine, confident, classy on-drive for four. That's probably finished Edwards I think. Poor bloke's had no luck

England 379/4   FH Edwards 23-0-114-1
128.1

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, outside off, a bit of a sighter, and left alone

128.2

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, half a stride, into position for a drive, and pushed calmly into the covers

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

128.5

Edwards to Collingwood, FOUR, on the pads again, and that's expertly put away, a fine deflection beats the sweeper at backward square, and Collingwood is one blow away from his second hundred of the series

128.6

Edwards to Collingwood, OUT, oh dear oh dear oh dear! What a way to end a superb innings. Collingwood went for the glory shot, sliced his drive, and Nash at deep point steadied himself well to pouch the breakthrough catch

PD Collingwood c Nash b Edwards 96 (220m 159b 12x4 0x6) SR: 60.37

England 467/5   FH Edwards 24-0-120-2
130.1

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

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   FH Edwards 25-0-125-2
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

132.3

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

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   FH Edwards 26-0-127-2
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

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   FH Edwards 27-0-133-2
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

148.3

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

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   FH Edwards 28-0-137-2
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

150.4

Edwards to Broad, 2 runs, angled down through gully. Waiiiiiit a minute, that could even be four ... but it's pulled back in time

150.5

Edwards to Broad, 1 no ball, carefully defended off his chest region but it's a no-ball

150.5

Edwards to Broad, no run, sharp! Very quick from Edwards and made Broad hurry - he only just got his head out of the way, but that was a supreme bouncer from Edwards

150.6

Edwards to Broad, no run, calmly tucked off his hip

England 583/6   FH Edwards 29-0-144-3
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

152.3

Edwards to Broad, 1 run, wide and walloped, in the air down to backward point

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

152.6

Edwards to Broad, FOUR, nasty, brutish and short, to paraphrase Thomas Hobbes. And Broad swats that off his eyebrows and over the keeper for four!

England 595/6   FH Edwards 30-0-151-3
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