The Wisden Trophy - 4th Test

West Indies v England

Match drawn

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

0.1

Taylor to Strauss, no run, very full, swinging back into Strauss who leaves it alone. Encouraging movement for Taylor

0.2

Taylor to Strauss, no run, pitches this well up to Strauss who comes confidently forward, timing it nicely but straight back to Taylor

0.3

Taylor to Strauss, no run, good leave to a testing delivery outside off. No swing this time, but an excellent and probing line

0.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, well wide of the off stump this time and comfortably left alone

0.5

Taylor to Strauss, no run, lovely on-drive by Strauss but it bounces just enough so that Taylor can grab it with his left hand in his follow-through. Swift work

0.6

Taylor to Strauss, no run, a teaser outside off, again bending back into Strauss who wisely ignores it

England 0/0   JE Taylor 1-1-0-0

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   JE Taylor 2-1-4-0

4.1

Taylor to Strauss, no run, bends back late into Strauss, good ball which flies up off his pad and amazingly rams itself inside the visor! Extraordinary

4.2

Taylor to Strauss, no run, touch of late swing back into Strauss, but fuller this time and he's driving back to the bowler

4.3

Taylor to Strauss, no run, good length by Taylor, just a touch shorter and Strauss pulls out of the way ... but only at the last moment

4.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, ooh, played down to Hinds at third slip with soft hands. Tentative but in control, if that's not a contradiction in terms

4.5

Taylor to Strauss, no run, calmly defended out to cover

4.6

Taylor to Strauss, no run, beaten by a cracker! He just felt for that outside off and could so easily have feathered it

England 10/0   JE Taylor 3-2-4-0

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   JE Taylor 4-3-4-0

8.1

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

8.2

Taylor to Strauss, no run, that's a good line just outside off, and he chops it down to the slips

8.3

Taylor to Strauss, FOUR, four more! Driven uppishly but confidently and emphatically just wide of mid-off. Really confident stroke, that, and evidence of the true nature of the pitch

8.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, and he follows it up with the most solid of forward defensives

8.5

Taylor to Strauss, 1 run, mistimed past mid-off

8.6

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

England 30/0   JE Taylor 5-3-11-0

10.1

Taylor to Strauss, 1 run, outside off and full as full can be, driven and squirted off an inside-edge, through square leg. A little bit chancy, but safe

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   JE Taylor 6-3-14-0

12.1

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

12.2

Taylor to Strauss, no run, good delivery, slanted past the left-hander's outside-edge

12.3

Taylor to Strauss, no run, driven hard into the covers, where - believe it or not, it is fielded by Edwards. Who is not bowling, trust me.

12.4

Taylor to Strauss, 1 run

12.5

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

12.6

Taylor to Strauss, no run, firmly forward and that's a solid defence to take the players into drinks

England 48/0   JE Taylor 7-3-16-0

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

31.3

Taylor to Strauss, no run, outside off, no lateral movement, and no stroke either

31.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, no stroke again, after a brief delay to shift a pair of security guards behind the bowler's arm

31.5

Taylor to Strauss, no run, angled slightly in towards off stump, from round the wicket, but safely left alone

31.6

Taylor to Strauss, no run, shuffles forward and across, and defended to complete the over

England 113/0   JE Taylor 8-3-17-0

33.1

Taylor to Strauss, no run, round the wicket, worked off the legs, and picked up at midwicket

33.2

Taylor to Strauss, no run, full but wide enough to drive. Decent contact but straight at short cover

33.3

Taylor to Strauss, no run, another drive, more angled width across the batsman, and again short cover intercepts

33.4

Taylor to Strauss, 1 run, a more measured drive this time

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   JE Taylor 9-3-20-0

35.1

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

35.2

Taylor to Strauss, no run, tucked up on the back foot, and worked to gully

35.3

Taylor to Strauss, FOUR, beautifully struck, clumped down the ground through mid-on. The face closed a fraction upon impact, but he timed it well enough

35.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, width, and drilled into the covers, he really is seeing it well now. Good fielding prevents a certain boundary

35.5

Taylor to Strauss, no run, tighter line, no room to fling the bat this time

35.6

Taylor to Strauss, no run, slower ball, well directed, and well defended

England 133/0   JE Taylor 10-3-25-0

37.1

Taylor to Strauss, no run, on the hip, nudged to square leg

37.2

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

37.3

Taylor to Strauss, no run, full and just outside off. Strauss is zoned in on the drive now, but there's no way through

37.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, good channel outside off stump. Strauss shoulders arms once again

37.5

Taylor to Strauss, 2 runs, on the pads again, flicked to deep square leg, and England march on

37.6

Taylor to Strauss, no run, shuffles into line and defended on off stump

England 139/0   JE Taylor 11-3-27-0

65.1

Taylor to Shah, no run, Shah is right behind this, defending it on the front foot

65.2

Taylor to Shah, no run, swinging into Shah who tries to whip it to midwicket but misses

65.3

Taylor to Shah, no run, swings away from Shah at pace, who leaves it alone

65.4

Taylor to Shah, no run, Shah crouches forward, head right over the ball, and roars "no"

65.5

Taylor to Shah, no run, defended

65.6

Taylor to Shah, 1 run, pushed to mid-on for a single

England 231/1   JE Taylor 12-3-28-0

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   JE Taylor 13-3-36-0

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

69.2

Taylor to Pietersen, 1 run, and where's this gone? A pokey, nervy jab from outside off and he gets a thick inside edge

69.3

Taylor to Shah, no run, sweetly on-driven

69.4

Taylor to Shah, no run, patted out to cover

69.5

Taylor to Shah, no run, too wide this time

69.6

Taylor to Shah, no run, again left alone

England 242/2   JE Taylor 14-3-37-1

71.1

Taylor to Shah, no run, squeezed out to the off side

71.2

Taylor to Shah, no run, down the leg side, Shah walks across his stumps and it clips his thigh pad ... the ball very nearly falling onto his leg stump. That was mighty close

71.3

Taylor to Shah, no run, blocked on the front foot

71.4

Taylor to Shah, no run, very firmly defended

71.5

Taylor to Shah, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

71.6

Taylor to Shah, no run, clipped to midwicket

England 246/2   JE Taylor 15-4-37-1

81.1

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, back of a length, and no great pace to speak of, it's defended

81.2

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, short of a length, Pietersen pats it to leg

81.3

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside off

81.4

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, wonderful-looking punch off the back foot but straight to cover

81.5

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, right behind it, blocking

81.6

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, flicked to leg

England 259/3   JE Taylor 16-5-37-1

83.1

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, good line and length to which he steps across and carefully defends

83.2

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, teased outside off. Pietersen ignores

83.3

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, swinging into Pietersen who digs it out. Good, full delivery

83.4

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, too short and evaded with ease

83.5

Taylor to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen works this from outside off through midwicket and - lo! - they have a run

83.6

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood watches this right onto the bat, defending it at the very last second

England 260/3   JE Taylor 17-5-38-1

85.1

Taylor to Pietersen, 1 run, just clips this to midwicket for a hastily stolen single

85.2

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, a touch of shape away from Collingwood but he won't be lured into driving

85.3

Taylor to Collingwood, 2 runs, he won't get four, but it was a neat stroke nevertheless - cross-batted slap to a wide delivery

85.4

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, close! A tentative, cautious poke by Collingwood, the ball back-spinning over the stumps

85.5

Taylor to Collingwood, FOUR, that's a quality stroke, pulling this on the up square of the wicket for four. He picked up the length on that so quickly

85.6

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, forward, defending

England 273/3   JE Taylor 18-5-45-1

91.1

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, a very, very gentle loosener. Outside off, too short to tempt a stroke, left alone

91.2

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, outside off, no stroke offered again

91.3

Taylor to Pietersen, 2 runs, on the pads, too gentle again, and tapped with minimum fuss to midwicket

91.4

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, that's the ball. Almost another Jamaica exocet this time - a late-outswinging yorker that Pietersen just gets his bat down on in time. Luckily for him he wasn't looking to be aggressive, or that could have been curtains

91.5

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, full length outswinger, curls onto the bat

91.6

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, full length again, a good finish to the over, he's finding that probing length now. Pietersen can only defend

England 309/3   JE Taylor 19-5-47-1

93.1

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, on off stump, and pushed out to point

93.2

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, fuller and straighter, and worked into the leg-side

93.3

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, attempted yorker, but too wide to be any danger. Stabbed out to point

93.4

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, wider on the crease, slanted in towards the pads, and defended

93.5

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, a hint of late outswing from a good length. Defended on off stump

93.6

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, clipped firmly out to midwicket where a good tumbling stop saves the run

England 312/3   JE Taylor 20-6-47-1

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

95.3

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, good wicket-to-wicket stuff. Rising off a good length and defended

95.4

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, on the pads and that was asking to be hit, but it wasn't

95.5

Taylor to Collingwood, FOUR, only a fraction short, but short enough for Colly to climb into it. Pulled firmly through square leg

95.6

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, even shorter, but this time the shot goes straight to square leg. Good aggressive intent though. England realise they need quick runs as well as lots of them, if they are to have time to bowl West Indies out twice

England 329/4   JE Taylor 21-6-52-1

97.1

Taylor to Collingwood, 1 run, full and fast, attacking the stumps, but well defended into the leg side

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

97.4

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, firmly forward on off stump

97.5

Taylor to Collingwood, FOUR, short and flogged through midwicket with a scything blade. He's been keen on the pull today, and played it well

97.6

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, back of a length, outside off stump. Defended

England 339/4   JE Taylor 22-6-58-1

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   JE Taylor 23-7-58-1

101.1

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, handy inswing, but that was always tailing down leg

101.2

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, drawn forward and defended out to cover

101.3

Taylor to Collingwood, 3 runs, short, and slapped out to deep midwicket as Collingwood climbs once again into his new favourite shot, the pull. Very good fielding by Nash on the rope saves the boundary

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   JE Taylor 24-7-69-1

143.1

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, on the off stump, it's solidly blocked

143.2

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, flicked to mid-on

143.3

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, fuller delivery on middle stump

143.4

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, late swing into Ambrose who digs it out

143.5

Taylor to Ambrose, FOUR, oh, shot! Shot, shot, shot. Just a short-arm pickup. A bunt. A chip. Any or all of those words and it flew over long-on

143.6

Taylor to Ambrose, FOUR, poor ball, down the leg side and Ambrose just flicks it for four more

England 540/5   JE Taylor 25-7-77-1

145.1

Taylor to Ambrose, 2 runs, nurdled off his pads. Wrong line

145.2

Taylor to Ambrose, FOUR, Timmy A's gone for a pull and he gets four. This is turning into a superb innings here - Prior will be watching this with his new (that's the wrong word, probably, but whatever) son nervously

145.3

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, steps to the off side and nudges to leg

145.4

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, late swing back into Ambrose

145.5

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, turned to mid on

145.6

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 leg bye, a stray down the leg side

England 553/5   JE Taylor 26-7-83-1

147.1

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, swinging into the right hander who flicks it

147.2

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, again swinging into the batsman who works it to leg

147.3

Taylor to Ambrose, FOUR, neat, neat shot. Shuffled across to the off side, albeit dangerously, but he timed that beautifully

147.4

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, nice line just outside off, dropped down into the off side. No chance of a single there

147.5

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, too straight, worked off his legs

147.6

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

England 564/5   JE Taylor 27-7-89-1

149.1

Taylor to Ambrose, no run, swinging into the right hander who bunts it back to the bowler

149.2

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, angled out to the off side

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

149.5

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, Ambrose drops this out to the off side for 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   JE Taylor 28-7-97-1

151.1

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, clever slower ball but well read by Ambrose, dropping it dead to cover

151.2

Taylor to Broad, no run, full, wide of the off stump, Broad can't make contact

151.3

Taylor to Broad, 1 run, pushed to mid-off

151.4

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, dropped out to the off side

151.5

Taylor to Broad, 1 run, swung out to the off side

151.6

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, flicked to deep midwicket

England 588/6   JE Taylor 29-7-102-1

153.1

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, width, and swished down to third man

153.2

Taylor to Broad, FOUR, wonderful way to finish the innings! A genuine on-drive as Taylor overpitches, and Strauss instantly pops up on the balcony to call his men in.

England 600/6   JE Taylor 29.2-7-107-1
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