The Wisden Trophy - 4th Test

West Indies v England

Match drawn

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

Three slips for Taylor. Ooh, and a short leg too. Here we go.

Here come the players, Strauss and Cook jogging out to the middle. Here we go. Your coverage today is brought to you by me, Will Luke, Andrew Miller and occasionally Martin Williamson. Excellent crowd in today, as you'd expect at Bridgetown.

The feedback is rolling in. Suffice to say that the general consensus is one of anger. "Having thrown away the chance of levelling the series in the last match, England appear to be throwing this match away before it's started," rages Dave Johnson. "Which bowlers would the West Indies least like to face? The ones we've left out..."

"If you don't pick Harmison on this pitch, you might as well tell him to pack his bags and go home," says Michael Holding, inspecting a pitch which is harder than a squadron of SAS knuckle-scrapers.

"Who on earth is going to get 20 wickets?" spits an enraged Ian Law. "The loss of Flintoff's 15 to 20 runs is nothing, but his 4 or 5 wickets is. I can't see Bopara getting them, can you?"

No Steve Harmison for this Test - the talking point of the morning. "Is he finished?" people are asking, which is perhaps a little premature. Or perhaps not. England have four bowlers - can they take 20 wickets? It's a risk, certainly...

West Indies, meanwhile, are unchanged:

West Indies 1 Chris Gayle (capt), 2 Devon Smith, 3 Ramnaresh Sarwan, 4 Ryan Hinds, 5 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 6 Brendan Nash, 7 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 8 Jerome Taylor, 9 Daren Powell, 10 Sulieman Benn, 11 Fidel Edwards.

9.30am Right, England have won the toss and will bat. An important first use of a fast and bouncy track, I reckon. And sure enough, here is confirmation of England's team:

England 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Alastair Cook, 3 Owais Shah, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Paul Collingwood, 6 Ravi Bopara, 7 Tim Ambrose (wk), 8 Stuart Broad, 9 Graeme Swann, 10 Ryan Sidebottom, 11 james Anderson.

9.25am It's a cracking week's cricket in prospect, with all eight of the world's top teams in action somewhere in the world. And nowhere is the action hotter than in Johannesburg, where Australia and South Africa have just reached tea on a gripping first day of the first Test.

9.10am And good morning from the rest of us. Andrew Miller here for the moment, and I'll be joined by Will Luke and Martin Williamson to bring you coverage of the fourth Test between England and West Indies. It's a must-win game for England, who came so close to squaring the series in Antigua last week, but cannot now afford any slip-ups if they are to come from behind and salvage their tour.

No official team news as yet, although the signs thus far are that Ravi Bopara will slot in at No. 6 as a replacement for Andrew Flintoff, with Tim Ambrose already confirmed as Matt Prior's paternity-leave stand-in. Ryan Sidebottom, meanwhile, could be back in favour as well, as Steve Harmison's stop-start year threatens to shudder to another halt. That's utterly unofficial, incidentally. But there's nothing like a good rumour to pass the time.

8.55am "Good morning from the Kensington Oval," says a jolly Andrew McGlashan. "The heavy showers of the last two days seem to have moved away for now and we have a glorious sunny morning. Fans are slowly making their way in and both teams are on the outfield ... no word on the teams yet, but the pitch looks superb."

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

Taylor sprints in but Strauss pulls out - something's distracted him, so Taylor trudges back to try again.

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

Good, tight first over for Taylor on a pitch which is both hard and fast. And, true, too.

End of over 1 (maiden) England 0/0
AJ Strauss    0* (6b)      JE Taylor    1-1-0-0
AN Cook    0* (0b)     

It's not Shah opening the batting, it's Cook. Slight gremlin in the system which we're squashing right away. Edwards from the other end

1.1

Edwards to Cook, no run, down the leg side, swinging further down leg and Cook can't make contact

Kept a touch low there, too, Ramdin picking it up off his bootlaces

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

Gentle, captivating buzz around the ground. A murmur.

1.6

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

End of over 2 (1 run) England 1/0
AJ Strauss    0* (8b)      FH Edwards    1-0-1-0
AN Cook    1* (4b)      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

Very cautious start by England here, though West Indies do need to make them play a bit more

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

End of over 3 (4 runs) England 5/0
AN Cook    5* (10b 1x4)      JE Taylor    2-1-4-0
AJ Strauss    0* (8b)      FH Edwards    1-0-1-0

Andrew McGlashan is our man in Barbados, and with immense excitement he splutters forth the following. "I'd like to tell you all about the atmosphere, but I can't hear a thing in this press box. Since the World Cup it has been sealed in by inch-thick glass." Fat lot of use you are then. Sacked.

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

End of over 4 (5 runs) England 10/0
AN Cook    6* (12b 1x4)      FH Edwards    2-0-6-0
AJ Strauss    4* (12b)      JE Taylor    2-1-4-0

Well if early indications are anything to go by, England just need to weather the new ball and get their eye in. This pitch has runs written all over it. It's a flat, true, well-paced surface, and I've now put the kibosh on the entire batting lineup.

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

Cook is grinning. Not sure why, but he does often wear a beaming grin

End of over 5 (maiden) England 10/0
AJ Strauss    4* (18b)      JE Taylor    3-2-4-0
AN Cook    6* (12b 1x4)      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

Sarwan moves back to a straight short-leg. Odd position really. It's almost a very-short-midwicket

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

End of over 6 (5 runs) England 15/0
AJ Strauss    6* (22b)      FH Edwards    3-0-11-0
AN Cook    9* (14b 1x4)      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

End of over 7 (maiden) England 15/0
AN Cook    9* (20b 1x4)      JE Taylor    4-3-4-0
AJ Strauss    6* (22b)      FH Edwards    3-0-11-0

Here's Powell into the attack

"Kathy here from Rosebank," says Kathy from South Africa, "which is a stone's throw from Wanderers and I have bad news - it's just started to rain so should be at the ground within the next next few minutes." Ah. Wrong match, Kathy - but thanks. I'll give you the score from South Africa shortly

7.1

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

Australia are 242 for 5, by the way

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

Slight delay in commentary here. Hang in there

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

End of over 8 (8 runs) England 23/0
AJ Strauss    14* (28b 2x4)      DBL Powell    1-0-8-0
AN Cook    9* (20b 1x4)      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

Good signs these, for England. It's an absolute belter of a pitch

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

End of over 9 (7 runs) England 30/0
AN Cook    11* (22b 1x4)      JE Taylor    5-3-11-0
AJ Strauss    19* (32b 3x4)      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

Powell is all over the shop here

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

That was a horrid over from Powell, lacking control in vast amounts. Here's Andrew Miller for half-an-hour or so. Hello everyone. Yes, a bit of a shocker. Here's Taylor

End of over 10 (10 runs) England 40/0
AJ Strauss    28* (37b 4x4)      DBL Powell    2-0-18-0
AN Cook    12* (23b 1x4)      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

A tidy over. Let's see how Powell responds to that sort of example

End of over 11 (3 runs) England 43/0
AN Cook    14* (28b 1x4)      JE Taylor    6-3-14-0
AJ Strauss    29* (38b 4x4)      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

Sky's spycam zooms in on the England dressing-room, where Flintoff is on the physio's couch. As so often.

Meanwhile, this just in from Parth. "I'm really disappointed.. Why it's Harmison and not Anderson?? Why does England always throw foot on a Hacksaw??" I couldn't put it better myself

End of over 12 (3 runs) England 46/0
AN Cook    14* (30b 1x4)      DBL Powell    3-0-21-0
AJ Strauss    32* (42b 4x4)      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

So, just the first hour that Strauss would have ordered after winning the toss. The track is as true as it first appeared, and the alarms have been few and far between.

"Can somebody tell Andrew McGlashan that he's at the Kennington Oval, not the Kensington Oval," says Alan Corner. Is he? That would explain an awful lot. Gnasher, how's the weather in Sarf Lundun?

End of over 13 (2 runs) England 48/0
AJ Strauss    33* (47b 4x4)      JE Taylor    7-3-16-0
AN Cook    15* (31b 1x4)      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

"Ah, there goes the No. 62 up Harleyford Road," retorts Gnasher, aka Blowers. He'll be pigeon-spotting next

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

"Methinks you Brits need to cool it with the complaining about Harmison's omission and put yourselves in our shoes," says Vernon Gonsalves. " At least you have an option to be able to drop someone of Harmison's class. We're stuck with Darren Powell EVERY MATCH! And whilst people are lauding his batting in the last Test, bear in mind that if he could bowl and take wickets, he probably wouldn't have been batting to save a match..."

End of over 14 (4 runs) England 52/0
AN Cook    19* (37b 2x4)      DBL Powell    4-0-25-0
AJ Strauss    33* (47b 4x4)      JE Taylor    7-3-16-0

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

""I can only assume Darren Powell is like the WI Board, performance doesn't count for anything," says Ken. Ouch, the knives are really out. Here's old Julius himself, staggering in to the crease

End of over 15 (1 run) England 53/0
AJ Strauss    34* (53b 4x4)      FH Edwards    4-0-12-0
AN Cook    19* (37b 2x4)      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

This really is very ordinary from Powell. He's conceded more than half his team's runs inside five overs

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

Note: Strauss likes to cut (and drive, and pull, and nurdle off the hip ...) Don't feed those strokes ...

End of over 16 (8 runs) England 61/0
AJ Strauss    42* (59b 6x4)      DBL Powell    5-0-33-0
AN Cook    19* (37b 2x4)      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

End of over 17 (2 runs) England 63/0
AN Cook    21* (43b 2x4)      FH Edwards    5-0-14-0
AJ Strauss    42* (59b 6x4)      DBL Powell    5-0-33-0

Right, the first sign of spin, so time for me to do one. Here's Will Luke to set his fingers on fire. Hello all. Here's Big Benn for the first time today, and he has Smith waiting at slip

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

Nimble is a great word

17.6

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

End of over 18 (maiden) England 63/0
AJ Strauss    42* (65b 6x4)      SJ Benn    1-1-0-0
AN Cook    21* (43b 2x4)      FH Edwards    5-0-14-0

"Coach Dyson must be eating his words of support that he dished out for Powell in the pre-match interview. How would you like those words sir, curried or stewed?" says Paul from T&T. I'd go for curried, myself, with some basmati - the king of rice.

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

"No extras so far. That's not fair," writes Kebba from Gambia. "England would have given W.Indies bucketfuls by this stage."

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

More glaring action - or "glaringage" you might say - from Edwards. He's really got it going nicely today: tongue hanging out with a quizzical, disdainful stare. Top effort from the slippery paceman

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

End of over 19 (5 runs) England 68/0
AJ Strauss    46* (70b 7x4)      FH Edwards    6-0-19-0
AN Cook    22* (44b 2x4)      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

Top shot, that. It's the new-old Strauss

19.6

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

End of over 20 (13 runs) England 81/0
AJ Strauss    58* (74b 10x4)      SJ Benn    2-1-13-0
AN Cook    23* (46b 2x4)      FH Edwards    6-0-19-0

20.1

Edwards to Cook, no run, off the back foot, guided out to point

Edwards is going around the wicket

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

That would've been tight, had Nash not fumbled. Back over the wicket this time

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

That, I'm afraid, is an absolute clanger

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

End of over 21 (4 runs) England 85/0
AJ Strauss    61* (78b 10x4)      FH Edwards    7-0-23-0
AN Cook    24* (48b 2x4)      SJ Benn    2-1-13-0

Right then. Here's Benn, over the wicket

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

A bit of turn and bounce for Benn in that over. Encouraging signs

End of over 22 (2 runs) England 87/0
AJ Strauss    62* (82b 10x4)      SJ Benn    3-1-15-0
AN Cook    25* (50b 2x4)      FH Edwards    7-0-23-0

Around the wicket. Oh it's Gayle

22.1

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

15 minutes until lunch

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

End of over 23 (maiden) England 87/0
AN Cook    25* (56b 2x4)      CH Gayle    1-1-0-0
AJ Strauss    62* (82b 10x4)      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

His second six in international cricket. What a guy

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

End of over 24 (8 runs) England 95/0
AN Cook    32* (59b 2x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    4-1-23-0
AJ Strauss    63* (85b 10x4)      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

End of over 25 (maiden) England 95/0
AN Cook    32* (65b 2x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    2-2-0-0
AJ Strauss    63* (85b 10x4)      SJ Benn    4-1-23-0

"Gayle drops Strauss at slip. Smith drops Ponting at slip. Captains dropping captains all over the place," notes Johnny.

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

End of over 26 (1 run) England 96/0
AN Cook    32* (70b 2x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    5-1-24-0
AJ Strauss    64* (86b 10x4)      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

End of over 27 (maiden) England 96/0
AJ Strauss    64* (92b 10x4)      CH Gayle    3-3-0-0
AN Cook    32* (70b 2x4 1x6)      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

And there's the hundred up for England. A really solid, calm start by this pair

27.6

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

End of over 28 (4 runs) England 100/0
AN Cook    33* (75b 2x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    6-1-28-0
AJ Strauss    67* (93b 10x4)      CH Gayle    3-3-0-0

Short leg and silly point in place

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

End of over 29 (4 runs) England 104/0
AJ Strauss    71* (99b 11x4)      CH Gayle    4-3-4-0
AN Cook    33* (75b 2x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    6-1-28-0

One more over before lunch, it seems. The over-rate has been village this morning.

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

Well what a session for England - they've done exactly what they planned after winning the toss, moving to 108 without loss. A couple of missed chances for West Indies who looked a bit flat (on a pitch that can only be described as the same...) but, all in all, a fine session for England. "England's first hundred opening stand before lunch on the first day of a Test since Strauss and Trescothick added 105 against Australia, at Trent Bridge, in 2005," notes Gnasher. On that note of statistical fascination, it's time for lunch. Be here in 40.

End of over 30 (4 runs) England 108/0
AN Cook    37* (81b 3x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    7-1-32-0
AJ Strauss    71* (99b 11x4)      CH Gayle    4-3-4-0

Welcome back, Andrew Miller here for the first hour of the second session. There's been a presentation during the interval to three of Barbados' utter legends - Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Garfield Sobers and Gordon Greenidge. And shortly we'll be back to the contemporary action.

Quite a morning for Andrew Strauss, he was absolutely cooking before the break - even if he did offer a relatively simple chance to Chris Gayle at slip on 58. What can he do now? Here come the players, and it will be the out-of-sorts Daren Powell to resume

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

Powell's efforts with the ball in this series remind me of Franklyn Rose and Reon King in 2000 - as support acts go, he/they have been woefully inadequate

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

End of over 31 (4 runs) England 112/0
AJ Strauss    75* (105b 12x4)      DBL Powell    6-0-37-0
AN Cook    37* (81b 3x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    7-1-32-0

31.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, fully forward and defended with the fullest face imaginable

Think of the world burger-eating champion in mid-flow. It was that full

31.2

Taylor to Cook, 1 run, forward and pushed into the covers, finds the gap

Round the wicket now

31.3

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

A few of you commenting that there were no extras in the first session. I'm sure it's no record, but yes, it's pretty impressive

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

End of over 32 (1 run) England 113/0
AJ Strauss    75* (109b 12x4)      JE Taylor    8-3-17-0
AN Cook    38* (83b 3x4 1x6)      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

End of over 33 (4 runs) England 117/0
AN Cook    42* (89b 4x4 1x6)      DBL Powell    7-0-41-0
AJ Strauss    75* (109b 12x4)      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

End of over 34 (3 runs) England 120/0
AN Cook    44* (91b 4x4 1x6)      JE Taylor    9-3-20-0
AJ Strauss    76* (113b 12x4)      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

"You can't pull that," Powell seems to say in his followthrough. Umm ... yeah...

34.3

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

Powell chunters as he stalks back to his mark. Strauss grins inanely, as well he might

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

End of over 35 (8 runs) England 128/0
AJ Strauss    81* (117b 13x4)      DBL Powell    8-0-49-0
AN Cook    47* (93b 4x4 1x6)      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

"Let's stop picking on Powell, he is doing a great job," says Hellen Urth from Bermuda. "For England ..." Badoom-tish.

Right, England's batsmen are going to have to stop picking on him too, because here's a bowling change. It's Sulieman Benn

35.6

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

End of over 36 (5 runs) England 133/0
AJ Strauss    85* (122b 14x4)      JE Taylor    10-3-25-0
AN Cook    48* (94b 4x4 1x6)      DBL Powell    8-0-49-0

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

End of over 37 (4 runs) England 137/0
AN Cook    51* (98b 4x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    8-1-36-0
AJ Strauss    86* (124b 14x4)      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

Taylor has received an official warning for running on the wicket

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

End of over 38 (2 runs) England 139/0
AJ Strauss    88* (130b 14x4)      JE Taylor    11-3-27-0
AN Cook    51* (98b 4x4 1x6)      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

End of over 39 (2 runs) England 141/0
AN Cook    52* (102b 4x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    9-1-38-0
AJ Strauss    89* (132b 14x4)      JE Taylor    11-3-27-0

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

End of over 40 (2 runs) England 143/0
AN Cook    53* (106b 4x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    5-3-6-0
AJ Strauss    90* (134b 14x4)      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

End of over 41 (6 runs) England 149/0
AJ Strauss    94* (138b 15x4)      SJ Benn    10-1-43-0
AN Cook    54* (108b 4x4 1x6)      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 ...

Slip and leg-slip in place, and a short square leg

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

"Please never write "badoom-tish" in commentary again," scolds Harry Hardy. "Who do you think your audience is? You're not at University now." Whoooo! Get you!

End of over 42 (6 runs) England 155/0
AJ Strauss    99* (143b 15x4)      CH Gayle    6-3-12-0
AN Cook    55* (109b 4x4 1x6)      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

The helmet comes off instantly, arms aloft, the England supporters on their feet. Cracking performance. The ball, by the way, has not been retrieved. A century, a six and a lost ball. A nice triple-whammy for any batsman.

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

End of over 43 (10 runs) England 165/0
AJ Strauss    107* (147b 15x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    11-1-53-0
AN Cook    57* (111b 4x4 1x6)      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

End of over 44 (1 run) England 166/0
AN Cook    57* (114b 4x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    7-3-13-0
AJ Strauss    108* (150b 15x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    11-1-53-0

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

Round the wicket now

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

Well, it's been England's day so far. Here's Will Luke to put a hex on their efforts, and have them four-down by tea

End of over 45 (3 runs) England 169/0
AN Cook    57* (117b 4x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    8-0-26-0
AJ Strauss    111* (153b 15x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    7-3-13-0

Thanks Andrew. I'll do my best. Cook's on 57...

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

End of over 46 (4 runs) England 173/0
AJ Strauss    115* (159b 16x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    8-3-17-0
AN Cook    57* (117b 4x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    8-0-26-0

46.1

Edwards to Cook, no run, driven out to mid-off

Edwards is around the wicket and driving 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

Much better line from Edwards this time

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

End of over 47 (1 run) England 174/0
AN Cook    58* (123b 4x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    9-0-27-0
AJ Strauss    115* (159b 16x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    8-3-17-0

Neepa from the USA taps his fingers and sends forth the following. "I believe some guy was furious in the morning saying "Who on earth is going to get 20 wickets?" but referring to England team - but looks like WI here are struggling to a get their 1st break itself. 20 wickets are a long shot..."

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

End of over 48 (2 runs) England 176/0
AN Cook    59* (127b 4x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    9-3-19-0
AJ Strauss    116* (161b 16x4 1x6)      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

Fascinating period of play here. Strauss just needs to sit in here and book himself breakfast, lunch and supper. This pitch is flatter than an ironing board

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

That was decidedly quick

48.6

Edwards to Cook, 2 runs, pulled through midwicket and Sarwan pulls off a useful save

End of over 49 (7 runs) England 183/0
AN Cook    65* (129b 5x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    10-0-34-0
AJ Strauss    117* (165b 16x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    9-3-19-0

"First the featherbed in Antigua, then the run-fest in Pakistan, now this pitch. It seems curators are trying their hardest to force early retirement from international bowlers," rants Sean.

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

End of over 50 (1 run) England 184/0
AN Cook    65* (132b 5x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    10-3-20-0
AJ Strauss    118* (168b 16x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    10-0-34-0
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