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
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   CH Gayle 1-1-0-0
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   CH Gayle 2-2-0-0
26.1

Gayle to Strauss, no run, punched off the back foot out to mid-off

26.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, too wide of the off stump

26.3

Gayle to Strauss, no run, spinning and gripping on Strauss who is beaten on the back foot

26.4

Gayle to Strauss, no run, thick outside edge which falls short of slip. Played with Fairy-soft hands

26.5

Gayle to Strauss, no run, blocked once more

26.6

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

England 96/0   CH Gayle 3-3-0-0
28.1

Gayle to Strauss, no run, on the off stump, he's forward and defending

28.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, forward onto the front foot and blocking

28.3

Gayle to Strauss, no run, calmly forward onto the front foot, patting it to leg

28.4

Gayle to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

28.5

Gayle to Strauss, no run, tossed up on middle, and blocked

28.6

Gayle to Strauss, FOUR, cut for four! That's a sweet stroke, taking advantage of the width offered and hammering it for four

England 104/0   CH Gayle 4-3-4-0
39.1

Gayle to Strauss, no run, speared towards the base of leg stump, and defended

39.2

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, down on the sweep again, pre-meditated like all of them so far, but reasonably effective

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   CH Gayle 5-3-6-0
41.1

Gayle to Strauss, 2 runs, driven once again, crisply into the covers, where a big boot intercepts, but not before the 150 comes up

41.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, quicker delivery, but picked early and kept out

41.3

Gayle to Strauss, 2 runs, another sweep, good contact and finds the gap

41.4

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, quicker again, but on the hip and gratefully worked away

41.5

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

41.6

Gayle to Strauss, no run, is that it? No, square leg does his job and cuts off the nurdled attempt at a single. Strauss remains on 99

England 155/0   CH Gayle 6-3-12-0
43.1

Gayle to Strauss, no run, driven into the covers, not much timing

43.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, full and dug out on a good length

43.3

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, another flowing drive, but not a lot of pace to work with

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   CH Gayle 7-3-13-0
45.1

Gayle to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone by a smiling Strauss

45.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, short of a length, comes forward and defends carefully

45.3

Gayle to Strauss, no run, speared into middle-and-leg and uppishly punched back to the bowler

45.4

Gayle to Strauss, FOUR, shot! Lovely, authoritative slog-sweep by Strauss. He committed to that stroke utterly

45.5

Gayle to Strauss, no run, drops it short and it's clunked to point

45.6

Gayle to Strauss, no run, defended on the back foot to mid-on

England 173/0   CH Gayle 8-3-17-0
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

47.4

Gayle to Strauss, no run, quicker and wide of the off stump

47.5

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, punched to Nash at mid-on who fields with his right hand, swivels, transfers the ball ... but can't combine all three things quick enough and they're home safely

47.6

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

England 176/0   CH Gayle 9-3-19-0
49.1

Gayle to Strauss, no run, firmly forward and he defends

49.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, short, cut to point who dives and pulls off a fine save

49.3

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, tickled off his hip for another single

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   CH Gayle 10-3-20-0
51.1

Gayle to Strauss, no run, tossed up on middle, it's defended

51.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, nice line, on middle and off

51.3

Gayle to Strauss, no run, drilled back to the bowler

51.4

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

51.5

Gayle to Strauss, no run, punched out to the off side

51.6

Gayle to Strauss, no run, defended once more

England 193/0   CH Gayle 11-4-20-0
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   CH Gayle 12-4-22-0
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

55.4

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

55.5

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, quicker ball to which Strauss just nudges to mid-on

55.6

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

England 204/0   CH Gayle 13-4-24-0
57.1

Gayle to Strauss, no run, cautiously and carefully forward, defending

57.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, cut out to the off side

57.3

Gayle to Strauss, no run, punched to point

57.4

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, nudged to leg

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   CH Gayle 14-4-25-0
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

59.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, short of a length and defended

59.3

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, cut out to deep backward point

59.4

Gayle to Cook, 1 run, flicked to leg

59.5

Gayle to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump and it turns away

59.6

Gayle to Strauss, no run, crunched out on the front foot to cover

England 219/0   CH Gayle 15-4-28-0
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