The Wisden Trophy - 4th Test

West Indies v England

Match drawn

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

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

End of over 101 (3 runs) England 343/4
RS Bopara    10* (24b)      FH Edwards    20-0-93-1
PD Collingwood    29* (65b 5x4)      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

And that is drinks. A decent first hour for England. They've added 53 runs for the loss of Kevin Pietersen. After the break, it will be Will Luke to take you through to lunch

End of over 102 (11 runs) England 354/4
RS Bopara    18* (27b 2x4)      JE Taylor    24-7-69-1
PD Collingwood    32* (68b 5x4)      FH Edwards    20-0-93-1

Thanks Andrew. Here's the luckless Edwards

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

Edwards is sick as a parrot here. He's ranting and raving to Bopara

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

Edwards is aghast - a word I've not used for a while, but it's rather appropriate.

End of over 103 (11 runs) England 365/4
RS Bopara    26* (32b 2x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    21-0-104-1
PD Collingwood    35* (69b 5x4)      JE Taylor    24-7-69-1

Here's Benn. Around the wicket

103.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, a floaty, loopy, slowy delivery on middle stump. No turn

103.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood neither nudges this or defends it - it's a shot somewhere in between. A defudge, if you like, to leg

103.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, down the pitch this time and nudges it out to the off side

103.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

103.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, very full and bunted to mid-on

103.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, flighted on middle

End of over 104 (maiden) England 365/4
PD Collingwood    35* (75b 5x4)      SJ Benn    17-5-59-1
RS Bopara    26* (32b 2x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    21-0-104-1

Now then. Edwards is here and he's absolutely tearing in

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

He kept his eye on that until the very last moment - really brilliantly played, actually. What a sight this is ... a West Indian steaming into bowl. Can't beat it

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

No pulling for Colly here, unlike Bopara

104.4

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

And there's the fifty stand between these two - it's come off just 61 balls, too, and is warmly appreciated by the throngs of English fans. Throngs - another superb word from Will there.

Edwards v Bopara

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

He's going to be okay I think. Amjad Khan is out there with some drinks and they're discussing his helmet, but Bopara is mouthing "I'm fine". The physio is less certain and continues to look at him. He's going to continue

So then. What will it be? Yorker? Bouncer?

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

Fascinating cricket this.

End of over 105 (4 runs) England 369/4
RS Bopara    28* (35b 2x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    22-0-108-1
PD Collingwood    36* (79b 5x4)      SJ Benn    17-5-59-1

105.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, a beamer almost! Poor old Bopara can't escape the danger balls

105.2

Benn to Bopara, 2 runs, flicked around the corner

105.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, tossed up on middle, he's forward and smothering

105.4

Benn to Bopara, 2 runs, lovely footwork, rocking back and cutting this hard through the off side

105.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, flicked to leg

105.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, outside off and he absolutely hammers it ... but straight to cover, whose hands must now be wringing

End of over 106 (4 runs) England 373/4
RS Bopara    32* (41b 2x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    18-5-63-1
PD Collingwood    36* (79b 5x4)      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

End of over 107 (6 runs) England 379/4
PD Collingwood    42* (85b 6x4)      FH Edwards    23-0-114-1
RS Bopara    32* (41b 2x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    18-5-63-1

Edwards receives warm applause as he heads off for a "comfort break", the polite term for you-know-what. Here's Benn

107.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, on his legs, tucked to midwicket

107.2

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, too straight, Collingwood works it around the corner

107.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, outside off, Bopara lunges forward to defend

107.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, forward, defending

107.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, bounces a touch and hits the bat high, but he played it with soft hands

107.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, and again it's defended

End of over 108 (2 runs) England 381/4
RS Bopara    33* (46b 2x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    19-5-65-1
PD Collingwood    43* (86b 6x4)      FH Edwards    23-0-114-1

Daren Powell's being wheeled out for a bowl. He has some rather large (well, Edwards' feet probably aren't that big, but you get my meaning) boots to fill

108.1

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

108.2

Powell to Bopara, no run, driven to long-off

108.3

Powell to Bopara, no run, good delivery on middle-and-leg, dropped to leg

108.4

Powell to Bopara, no run, flicked to leg

108.5

Powell to Bopara, no run, a touch of bend away from the right hander, but he angles it down to the off side

108.6

Powell to Bopara, no run, driven out to mid-off

Good start by Powell

End of over 109 (1 run) England 382/4
RS Bopara    33* (51b 2x4 1x6)      DBL Powell    18-3-73-1
PD Collingwood    44* (87b 6x4)      SJ Benn    19-5-65-1

109.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, tossed up on the off stump, he comes forward to defend

109.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, technically short-leg has dropped that, as Collingwood skips down the pitch and flicks it straight into the fielder's chest

109.3

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed out to to the off side

109.4

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, short, wide and cut. Brilliant stroke. He absolutely murdered it

109.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, flighted on middle, he is forward and defending

109.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, quicker and flatter ball on middle-and-off

End of over 110 (5 runs) England 387/4
RS Bopara    37* (54b 3x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    20-5-70-1
PD Collingwood    45* (90b 6x4)      DBL Powell    18-3-73-1

110.1

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

110.2

Powell to Bopara, no run, calmly defended out to cover. Good line

110.3

Powell to Bopara, FOUR, ooh, that's some shot. That really is a beautiful on-drive, using the pace of the delivery and just stroking through the line. I'm liking that

Not an awful lot wrong with the ball

110.4

Powell to Bopara, 1 run, down the leg side

110.5

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, nudged to midwicket

110.6

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

End of over 111 (7 runs) England 394/4
RS Bopara    42* (58b 4x4 1x6)      DBL Powell    19-3-79-1
PD Collingwood    46* (92b 6x4)      SJ Benn    20-5-70-1

111.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, flighted on middle

Piers Morgan is in the England dressing room. If anyone wants to say hello, do send in your comments about the man...

111.2

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, nudged to leg

111.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, short, wide and cracked out to extra cover

111.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, ooh lovely ball! Just short of a length and defended cautiously off the back foot

111.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, straighter, quicker, nudged

111.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, extravagantly defended

End of over 112 (2 runs) England 396/4
PD Collingwood    47* (97b 6x4)      SJ Benn    21-5-72-1
RS Bopara    43* (59b 4x4 1x6)      DBL Powell    19-3-79-1

112.1

Powell to Bopara, 1 run, worked off his pads

112.2

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

112.3

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

112.4

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

He's playing Powell from the crease here. His feet movement is non-existent

112.5

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

112.6

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

End of over 113 (3 runs) England 399/4
PD Collingwood    49* (102b 6x4)      DBL Powell    20-3-82-1
RS Bopara    44* (60b 4x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    21-5-72-1

Thanks for your emails about Piers Morgan. I wish I'd never asked, since not a single one is remotely publishable. Moving swiftly on...

113.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, tossed up on middle, he comes forward to defend

An idiot walks behind the bowler's arm. And he has uniform on. Pah. Tsk. Pfft. Etc

113.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, flatter on the off stump

113.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, tosses this one wider, and it's ignored

113.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, carefully forward, head right over the ball, and it's blocked

113.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, a teaser wide of the off stump, left alone

113.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, cut hard but Chanderpaul is quick as lightning at point

End of over 114 (maiden) England 399/4
RS Bopara    44* (66b 4x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    22-6-72-1
PD Collingwood    49* (102b 6x4)      DBL Powell    20-3-82-1

114.1

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

Clifford writes something clean. Hurrah for that. "Presumably Piers is checking out Bopara for Britain's got talent - the man who can get hit on the head by 95mph cricket balls and be ok"

114.2

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

114.3

Powell to Bopara, no run, attempts a pull but it hits him on the stomach chest arm

114.4

Powell to Bopara, no run, defended on the back foot

Neil McRae: "I like Piers Morgan. I would like to meet him more than I would like to meet Ian Bell." So there

114.5

Powell to Bopara, no run, quality, orthodox drive which is well fielded by Powell in his follow-through

114.6

Powell to Bopara, 1 wide, a bumper. Bopara ignores. But it's a wide? A wide? That is beyond harsh. Poor Powell is despondent and tired

114.6

Powell to Bopara, 2 runs, flicked through midwicket for two. Beautiful shot with which to end a fascinating first session on the second day

Great session's cricket, it really has been enthralling viewing. Fidel Edwards gave it everything and bowled seriously quickly. He might have had Bopara caught a couple of times - Taylor dropped his second catch in the deep following his clanger last night - and his duel with Bopara was unmissable entertainment. 104 in 25 overs, England have made, which is brilliant work and they're handily placed for the afternoon. They might even declare (well, you never know....). Eat well; join us in 40 short minutes for the resumption.

End of over 115 (6 runs) England 405/4
RS Bopara    46* (70b 4x4 1x6)      DBL Powell    21-3-88-1
PD Collingwood    52* (104b 6x4)      SJ Benn    22-6-72-1

Welcome back. About five minutes to go until the resumption, so if you're bored, why not read the preview of tonight's historic Six Nations clash between France and Wales, which will be covered live on our sister site, Scrum.com, from 8pm.

Also, while I'm in a plugging sort of mood, why not take a look at this. Not entirely sure what it is, except it sounds like an ambitious venture and I got a nice polite email from the organiser asking me to give it some airtime. So there we go. Oh, and the title of the project reminds me of that nice Mr Vaughan...

Now then, back to the cricket. The players are making their way back out to the middle, Andrew Miller here to talk you through the first hour of the second session. What can England do from here ... are they looking at an early-evening declaration, or do they want as many as possible in the first dig? Or will they be skittled in a session? We shall find out. Here's Sulieman Benn

115.1

Benn to Collingwood, 2 runs, on the pads, straightens a touch, nudged to fine leg, and great running

115.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, fuller length, turns sharply and defended on the back foot

115.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, pushed into the covers

115.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, shorter, and inviting a cut, but the invitation is declined

115.5

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed firmly into the covers

115.6

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, a roll of the wrists and a flashy back-cut, well fielded with a scamper at backward point

End of over 116 (4 runs) England 409/4
RS Bopara    47* (71b 4x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    23-6-76-1
PD Collingwood    55* (109b 6x4)      DBL Powell    21-3-88-1

116.1

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

116.2

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

116.3

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

116.4

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

116.5

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

116.6

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

End of over 117 (10 runs) England 419/4
PD Collingwood    64* (114b 8x4)      DBL Powell    22-3-98-1
RS Bopara    48* (72b 4x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    23-6-76-1

Brendan Nash has a chance now

117.1

Nash to Collingwood, no run, on a good length, a little bit of drift, but nothing to write home about

117.2

Nash to Collingwood, no run, pushed into the covers

117.3

Nash to Collingwood, no run, good line and appreciable drift into the right-hander

117.4

Nash to Collingwood, 1 run, shorter and a bit of width, pushed off the back foot to cover

117.5

Nash to Bopara, no run, big late inducker, and on a full length as well. Tidy

117.6

Nash to Bopara, no run, wide of off stump, Bopara attempts an ODI-esque deflection down to third man, but gets too much bat on the shot and point tidies up

That was a genuinely useful over

End of over 118 (1 run) England 420/4
RS Bopara    48* (74b 4x4 1x6)      BP Nash    7-1-10-0
PD Collingwood    65* (118b 8x4)      DBL Powell    22-3-98-1

Benn has a switch of ends

118.1

Benn to Collingwood, FOUR, short, wide and slapped past point. That is not the place to bowl

118.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, better line and length, still a foot too wide of off stump though, and no stroke

118.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, fully forward this time, and defended on off stump

118.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, full again. Blocked firmly

118.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, settling into a rhythm now, and pushed out to point

118.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, just a little bit shorter, but straight enough to demand respect. Defended

End of over 119 (4 runs) England 424/4
PD Collingwood    69* (124b 9x4)      SJ Benn    24-6-80-1
RS Bopara    48* (74b 4x4 1x6)      BP Nash    7-1-10-0

119.1

Nash to Bopara, no run

119.2

Nash to Bopara, no run, bending back in towards off stump, right up to the blockhole. More good bowling

119.3

Nash to Bopara, 1 run, on the pads this time, nudged to midwicket

Bopara moves to 49

119.4

Nash to Collingwood, no run, a good stride, and driven once again, but straight to the fielder

119.5

Nash to Collingwood, no run, width, and Collingwood dabs at it late, straight to point

119.6

Nash to Collingwood, 1 run, shorter, and rising on off stump. Clubbed out to deep point

End of over 120 (2 runs) England 426/4
PD Collingwood    70* (127b 9x4)      BP Nash    8-1-12-0
RS Bopara    49* (77b 4x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    24-6-80-1

120.1

Benn to Collingwood, 3 runs, an edge, but a controlled one. Opened the face and steered past slip

120.2

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, misdirected, and Bopara gets enough bat on that to bring up his first Test fifty via a nudge to fine leg

120.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, silly point is so named for a reason, and he certainly got the point of that shot. Right on the knee

120.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, outside off stump, and left well alone

120.5

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed into the covers

120.6

Benn to Bopara, no run

End of over 121 (9 runs) England 435/4
RS Bopara    54* (80b 5x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    25-6-89-1
PD Collingwood    74* (130b 9x4)      BP Nash    8-1-12-0

121.1

Nash to Collingwood, no run, a threateningly tempting line, if you know what I mean. Begging to be driven, but enough lateral movement to be dangerous

121.2

Nash to Collingwood, no run, on the pads, but can't work it away

121.3

Nash to Collingwood, no run, driven this time, but only as far as cover

121.4

Nash to Collingwood, FOUR, not quite a drive, more an old-fashioned slog. Straight back over the bowler's head. And why not

121.5

Nash to Collingwood, FOUR, belted again, on the up and over the top. Collingwood is a scratch golfer, and that was straight down the middle

121.6

Nash to Collingwood, no run, quicker delivery, outside off and no stroke offered

End of over 122 (8 runs) England 443/4
PD Collingwood    82* (136b 11x4)      BP Nash    9-1-20-0
RS Bopara    54* (80b 5x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    25-6-89-1

122.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, fully forward and pushed out to point

122.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, driven with a flick of the wrists, straight at cover

122.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, dabbed down to third man with an open face

Four four four for four

122.4

Benn to Collingwood, 2 runs, pushed out to deep cover, England keep ticking over well

122.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, deflected into the leg-side

122.6

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed out to point

End of over 123 (4 runs) England 447/4
PD Collingwood    85* (139b 11x4)      SJ Benn    26-6-93-1
RS Bopara    55* (83b 5x4 1x6)      BP Nash    9-1-20-0

Spin from both ends. It's Ryan Hinds

123.1

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, full and straight to start

123.2

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, looped onto a good length (a touch short, to be critical) and defended

123.3

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, that's the perfect line and length, nothing to do but defend

123.4

Hinds to Collingwood, 1 run, two steps down the track and pushed to mid-on

123.5

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, turned with a roll of the wrists into the leg-side

123.6

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, poked out to point

End of over 124 (2 runs) England 449/4
PD Collingwood    86* (144b 11x4)      RO Hinds    5-0-20-0
RS Bopara    56* (84b 5x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    26-6-93-1

124.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, outside off, defended into the covers

124.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, full and perfectly straight. Defended from the crease with bat in front of pad

124.3

Benn to Bopara, no run, flicked into the leg-side

124.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, tight lines, nothing to do but probe the gaps in the field

124.5

Benn to Bopara, no run, forward and played with intent to cover

124.6

Benn to Bopara, no run, worked into the off-side again, but that's a tidy over

End of over 125 (maiden) England 449/4
RS Bopara    56* (90b 5x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    27-7-93-1
PD Collingwood    86* (144b 11x4)      RO Hinds    5-0-20-0

125.1

Hinds to Collingwood, 1 run

125.2

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, enough width to cut fiercely out to deep point

125.3

Hinds to Collingwood, 1 run, on the legs and worked to backward square

125.4

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, driven into the covers, it's run-a-ball stuff

125.5

Hinds to Collingwood, 1 no ball, forward and pushed firmly to cover, but Hinds keeps up the run-rate by overstepping

125.5

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, outside off, and left alone

125.6

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, forward and defended

End of over 126 (5 runs) England 454/4
PD Collingwood    88* (149b 11x4)      RO Hinds    6-0-25-0
RS Bopara    58* (92b 5x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    27-7-93-1

126.1

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, enough width to cut down to backward point

126.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, pushed back to the bowler

126.3

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, back into the crease and driven up to mid-on

126.4

Benn to Bopara, no run, full and straight, defended in the blockhole

126.5

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, on the pads and wafted for a single

126.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, outside off stump and defended to point

End of over 127 (3 runs) England 457/4
PD Collingwood    89* (152b 11x4)      SJ Benn    28-7-96-1
RS Bopara    60* (95b 5x4 1x6)      RO Hinds    6-0-25-0

127.1

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, on the pads and turned round the corner

127.2

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, forward and smothered on the line of off stump

127.3

Hinds to Collingwood, 1 run, on the legs, clipped to midwicket

127.4

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, enough width to cut to deep point

127.5

Hinds to Collingwood, 1 run, dabbed off the pads and Collingwood moves to within nine of his hundred

127.6

Hinds to Bopara, no run, fully forward and pushed back down the pitch

Pedantry alert! "I don't think Collingwood is a scratch golfer you know!" declares the aptly named Martin the Pedant. "I think he plays of 4 or 5!" Surely you mean "off" 4 or 5, Martin? Either way. Golf is a silly game

Back to the important business. Here comes my man of the day. It's the scandalously under-rewarded Fidel Edwards

End of over 128 (4 runs) England 461/4
RS Bopara    62* (98b 5x4 1x6)      RO Hinds    7-0-29-0
PD Collingwood    91* (155b 11x4)      SJ Benn    28-7-96-1

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

Still, there is an element of justice to that wicket. At least it was Edwards who was the bowler. That's his second of the day, and he now has an opening to give his figures the massage they deserve. Here's Mr Paternity Cover, it's Tim Ambrose

End of over 129 (6 runs) England 467/5
     FH Edwards    24-0-120-2
RS Bopara    63* (100b 5x4 1x6)      RO Hinds    7-0-29-0

129.1

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, outside off and left alone

129.2

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, big stride and blocked

129.3

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, dropped! Short, and Ambrose went for the cut, got a top edge, and Ramdin couldn't gather!

129.4

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, forward this time and defended

129.5

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, probing length to a chastened batsman

129.6

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, a tidy over that might have been even better

End of over 130 (maiden) England 467/5
TR Ambrose    0* (6b)      RO Hinds    8-1-29-0
RS Bopara    63* (100b 5x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    24-0-120-2

The onus is now on Bopara to turn England's dominant position into a formidable one

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

I wonder how long it will take West Indies to work out the length they need for Ambrose. He's so short the best length is a half-volley to most cricketers ....

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

Right, that's roughly an hour of wibblage. Here's Will Luke to dull your senses til tea

End of over 131 (5 runs) England 472/5
TR Ambrose    4* (11b 1x4)      FH Edwards    25-0-125-2
RS Bopara    64* (101b 5x4 1x6)      RO Hinds    8-1-29-0

Vast amounts of whatever, Andrew. And thanks. Right, here's Hinds

131.1

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, Bopara dashes back and cuts this hard out to deep extra cover

131.2

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, nicely flighted. Ambrose, who looks as though he still has baby teeth, defends

131.3

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, defended nicely

131.4

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, blocked on the back foot

131.5

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, onto the back foot, Ambrose cuts

131.6

Hinds to Ambrose, 1 run, quicker one which hurries onto Ambrose, but he whips it to leg

End of over 132 (2 runs) England 474/5
TR Ambrose    5* (16b 1x4)      RO Hinds    9-1-31-0
RS Bopara    65* (102b 5x4 1x6)      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

"That's the third time Collingwood has "given it away" on 96," says David Franklin, "hooking against Pakistan in Lahore in 2005, stumped against Australia in Brisbane in 2006, and now going for glory in Barbados. Bogey score for him perhaps?"

132.6

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, shorter but wider and Ambrose ducks, weaves and sways

End of over 133 (2 runs) England 476/5
TR Ambrose    6* (21b 1x4)      FH Edwards    26-0-127-2
RS Bopara    66* (103b 5x4 1x6)      RO Hinds    9-1-31-0

133.1

Hinds to Bopara, no run, goes for a huge pull but mistimes it

133.2

Hinds to Bopara, no run, defended

133.3

Hinds to Bopara, no run, flighted and he comes forward to defend

133.4

Hinds to Bopara, no run, a huge swipe at this but straight to mid-off

My word he nailed that

133.5

Hinds to Bopara, no run, comes forward, head over the ball and defends

133.6

Hinds to Bopara, no run, blocks it on the front foot

End of over 134 (maiden) England 476/5
RS Bopara    66* (109b 5x4 1x6)      RO Hinds    10-2-31-0
TR Ambrose    6* (21b 1x4)      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

Top shot, that

134.6

Edwards to Bopara, 1 run, a paddled pull to nowhere

End of over 135 (6 runs) England 482/5
RS Bopara    71* (112b 6x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    27-0-133-2
TR Ambrose    7* (24b 1x4)      RO Hinds    10-2-31-0

135.1

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, pushed out to cover

135.2

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, goes for a cut but finds point

135.3

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, solidly forward to this quicker, flatter ball

135.4

Hinds to Ambrose, FOUR, shot - great hands from Ambrose. He skipped down the track and lofted it purposefully over cover

135.5

Hinds to Ambrose, 1 run, flicked to leg

135.6

Hinds to Bopara, no run, driven out to mid-off

End of over 136 (6 runs) England 488/5
RS Bopara    72* (114b 6x4 1x6)      RO Hinds    11-2-37-0
TR Ambrose    12* (28b 2x4)      FH Edwards    27-0-133-2

Daren Powell into the attack

136.1

Powell to Ambrose, no run, full and straight, Ambrose digs it out

"Smitten," says Huw Leggate, apropos of nothing at all. Excellent, pointless email - we salute you (© AC/DC)

136.2

Powell to Ambrose, no run, back and across, Ambrose defends

136.3

Powell to Ambrose, no run, short, back and across and he defends

136.4

Powell to Ambrose, no run, nudged off his hip

136.5

Powell to Ambrose, FOUR, absolute filth from Powell. He can't string six balls in a row, and Ambrose flays his hands at it, smiting it through cover for four

Awful ball from Powell

136.6

Powell to Ambrose, 1 run, cut down to third man to steal the strike

End of over 137 (5 runs) England 493/5
TR Ambrose    17* (34b 3x4)      DBL Powell    23-3-103-1
RS Bopara    72* (114b 6x4 1x6)      RO Hinds    11-2-37-0

Right. Here's Hinds. Come on England, get a move on

137.1

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, blocked

Yawn

137.2

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, good ball on middle stump. Ambrose smothers

137.3

Hinds to Ambrose, SIX, swept and top-edged! This could be gone if Powell makes good ground, but Ambrose has actually timed that better than anyone realised

137.4

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, a horrid, wide delivery but Ambrose's cut finds point

137.5

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, much better. on the off stump and defended

137.6

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, another cut out to point

End of over 138 (6 runs) England 499/5
TR Ambrose    23* (40b 3x4 1x6)      RO Hinds    12-2-43-0
RS Bopara    72* (114b 6x4 1x6)      DBL Powell    23-3-103-1

Bopara finally gets strike

Re "smitten" a couple of overs ago..."Not pointless at all - think Huw was suggesting "smitten" as the possible past tense for "smite". Though he's wrong, it's "smortled"," says Andrew Losowsky. Excellent surname; even better email. Smortled is the word of the day

138.1

Powell to Bopara, 1 run, flicked off his hip

And there's England's 500. Whoop

138.2

Powell to Ambrose, no run, defended on the front foot

So, when should England start thinking about declaring? Maybe they shouldn't rush just yet. They are going at a reasonable clip, and have wickets in hand. Perhaps one vast innings is their best hope of forcing victory. Besides, they haven't scored in excess of 600 for more than five years.

138.3

Powell to Ambrose, no run, swinging into the right hander who, with about 70% bottom hand, tries to work it to leg but utterly fails in his mission

138.4

Powell to Ambrose, 1 run, square driven out to deep backward square

138.5

Powell to Bopara, no run, much better delivery from Powell which angles into the right-hander. He's defending. And how

138.6

Powell to Bopara, 2 runs, gorgeous flick through midwicket

End of over 139 (4 runs) England 503/5
RS Bopara    75* (117b 6x4 1x6)      DBL Powell    24-3-107-1
TR Ambrose    24* (43b 3x4 1x6)      RO Hinds    12-2-43-0

139.1

Hinds to Ambrose, (no ball) FOUR, top shot. Short, wide, cut, four.

139.1

Hinds to Ambrose, SIX, slog-swept over midwicket! Top shot from Big Timmy A as nobody calls him. He seriously nailed that

139.2

Hinds to Ambrose, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg

139.3

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, driven out to mid-off

139.4

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, much better - he holds this one up and it's defended

139.5

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, solidly blocked

139.6

Hinds to Ambrose, no run, clipped off his toes to midwicket

End of over 140 (13 runs) England 516/5
TR Ambrose    35* (49b 4x4 2x6)      RO Hinds    13-2-56-0
RS Bopara    76* (118b 6x4 1x6)      DBL Powell    24-3-107-1

Benn into the attack

140.1

Benn to Bopara, no run, fired into his feet, flicked to leg

140.2

Benn to Bopara, FOUR, marvellous stroke, but it's a huge full toss which is eased through midwicket

50 partnership from 69. England are going very nicely indeed here

140.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, short of a length, turned to leg

140.4

Benn to Ambrose, no run, cautiously and a little tentatively forward. Ambrosia defends

140.5

Benn to Ambrose, no run, well stopped! A hard, late cut and Smith dived to his right at first slip

140.6

Benn to Ambrose, no run, pushed out to point

End of over 141 (5 runs) England 521/5
TR Ambrose    35* (52b 4x4 2x6)      SJ Benn    29-7-101-1
RS Bopara    81* (121b 7x4 1x6)      RO Hinds    13-2-56-0

141.1

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, nudged around the corner

Over the wicket

141.2

Hinds to Ambrose, 1 run, flicked off his hip neatly

141.3

Hinds to Bopara, 1 run, clipped to long-on with the straightest of bats

141.4

Hinds to Ambrose, 1 run, swept wide of short fine leg to deep square leg

141.5

Hinds to Bopara, 2 runs, tickled off his pads for two

This is tip-and-run cricket and West Indies seem to have lost all interest. Fielding cock-up after mis-hap

141.6

Hinds to Bopara, no run, punched to mid-off

End of over 142 (6 runs) England 527/5
RS Bopara    85* (125b 7x4 1x6)      RO Hinds    14-2-62-0
TR Ambrose    37* (54b 4x4 2x6)      SJ Benn    29-7-101-1

142.1

Benn to Ambrose, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, clipped to fine leg

142.2

Benn to Bopara, no run, gives this a bit more air and he blocks

142.3

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, nibbles it off his pads

142.4

Benn to Ambrose, 1 run, solidly driven out to the off side

142.5

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, faster ball but misdirected down leg. Benn is furious with himself

The England balcony looks like a soporific place to be. They're all half asleep and generally chilling like home-dawgs.

142.6

Benn to Ambrose, 1 run, patted out to cover

End of over 143 (5 runs) England 532/5
TR Ambrose    40* (57b 4x4 2x6)      SJ Benn    30-7-106-1
RS Bopara    87* (128b 7x4 1x6)      RO Hinds    14-2-62-0

Taylor returns

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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

End of over 144 (8 runs) England 540/5
TR Ambrose    48* (63b 6x4 2x6)      JE Taylor    25-7-77-1
RS Bopara    87* (128b 7x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    30-7-106-1

Sarwan's leggies now

144.1

Sarwan to Bopara, 1 run, clipped to mid-on

144.2

Sarwan to Ambrose, no run, flicked to leg

144.3

Sarwan to Ambrose, 2 runs, fifty for Ambrose, paddled around the corner

Top innings. Can't have been easy for him to come in and replace Prior at the last minute

144.4

Sarwan to Ambrose, 2 runs, cut for four more! No...but nearly. Stopped with a size sixteen on the boundary

144.5

Sarwan to Ambrose, 1 run, swept around the corner

144.6

Sarwan to Bopara, no run, tossed up and banged back to the bowler who threatens to shy at the stumps

End of over 145 (6 runs) England 546/5
RS Bopara    88* (130b 7x4 1x6)      RR Sarwan    1-0-6-0
TR Ambrose    53* (67b 6x4 2x6)      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

Tea on the second day and it's been England's session again. 148 for 1 in that session for England - utter dominance and West Indies rather labour off the field, looking tired and jaded and a bit peeved. England can do whatever they like here, but you'd imagine they'll bat for half-an-hour or so to let Bopara get his hundred, then declare near 600. Well - you would hope so. Boil the kettle, charge your glasses - but be back here in 18 minutes and not a moment later.

End of over 146 (7 runs) England 553/5
TR Ambrose    59* (73b 7x4 2x6)      JE Taylor    26-7-83-1
RS Bopara    88* (130b 7x4 1x6)      RR Sarwan    1-0-6-0

Don't forget, there's only an hour to go until Wales take on France in the Six Nations. What a clash that will be. Anyway. Welcome back, all - Will Luke here for the next half-an-hour. Sarwan to continue

146.1

Sarwan to Ambrose, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

146.2

Sarwan to Ambrose, 1 run, cut out to the off side

146.3

Sarwan to Bopara, 1 run, cracked to long-off

146.4

Sarwan to Ambrose, 1 run, worked to leg

146.5

Sarwan to Bopara, 1 run, flicked to leg

146.6

Sarwan to Ambrose, 1 run, and another quick single

End of over 147 (5 runs) England 558/5
TR Ambrose    62* (77b 7x4 2x6)      RR Sarwan    2-0-11-0
RS Bopara    90* (132b 7x4 1x6)      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

A quick apology to my housemate Keats for stealing all the orange squash. Apologies old bean.

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

End of over 148 (6 runs) England 564/5
RS Bopara    91* (133b 7x4 1x6)      JE Taylor    27-7-89-1
TR Ambrose    67* (82b 8x4 2x6)      RR Sarwan    2-0-11-0

Now then! Edwards, who bowled superbly earlier in the day ... without luck. Absolutely no luck. None. A complete and utter lack of luck

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

What a beautiful hovel Slough is. Come, friendly bombs, as Sir John B said

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

The crowd stand to applaud the hundred partnership, which has come from just 120 balls. It's been thrilling

148.6

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

End of over 149 (4 runs) England 568/5
RS Bopara    94* (137b 7x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    28-0-137-2
TR Ambrose    68* (84b 8x4 2x6)      JE Taylor    27-7-89-1

A lot of 90s in this match so far ... reminds me of this ...

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

Bopara's looking nervous, it must be said. His face is dripping with anxiety

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

Now Bopara's back on strike and a crowd awaits. It's like a home Test for England supporters here. A gentle but tangible buzz of anticipation sweeps around the ground. Here we go...

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

End of over 150 (8 runs) England 576/5
RS Bopara    100* (140b 8x4 1x6)      JE Taylor    28-7-97-1
TR Ambrose    70* (87b 8x4 2x6)      FH Edwards    28-0-137-2
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