England tour of West Indies, 4th Test: West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Feb 26-Mar 2, 2009
Match drawn
26,27,28 February, 1,2 March 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200

Top innings from a disgracefully gifted player

150.1

Edwards to Bopara, FOUR, four! Wanged over the top of mid-off

150.2

Edwards to Bopara, no run, flicked to mid-on

150.3

Edwards to Bopara, OUT, got him at last! Edwards has his man, dropping it short and Bopara went on the pull, skying it straight down fine-leg's throat

RS Bopara c Taylor b Edwards 104 (233m 143b 9x4 1x6) SR: 72.72

Taylor's caught him at long last. That dropped catch cost West Indies exactly 100 runs. Well what a knock that was. He showed all his shots and a calm disposition at the crease. It's a really big moment for him and England

Edwards around the wicket

Broad at the crease now. It's difficult to say how long England will bat for, but you'd slap down a few notes on Strauss wanting at least 600

150.4

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

150.5

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

150.5

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

Sheesh he's bowled well. And fast. And aggressively. And without luck

150.6

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

End of over 151 (7 runs) England 583/6

    • SCJ Broad 2 (4b)
    • TR Ambrose 70 (87b 8x4 2x6)
    • FH Edwards 29-0-144-3
    • JE Taylor 28-7-97-1
151.1

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

151.2

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

151.3

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

151.4

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

151.5

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

151.6

Taylor to Ambrose, 1 run, flicked to deep midwicket

Here's the married and all-loved-up Andrew Miller for a quick burst, so to speak. Well, quite. It's 7.30pm on a Friday, and Will would clearly rather be anywhere but in the office. I, on the other hand, am loving it

End of over 152 (5 runs) England 588/6

    • TR Ambrose 73 (90b 8x4 2x6)
    • SCJ Broad 4 (7b)
    • JE Taylor 29-7-102-1
    • FH Edwards 29-0-144-3
152.1

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, good line, back of a length, defended on off stump

So, will England allow Ambrose time to reach his hundred? The declaration must be imminent ...

152.2

Edwards to Ambrose, 1 run, a fraction short, and flicked down to third man with strong wrists. Ambrose wants two, but he won't get them

152.3

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

The umpires aren't too happy with Broad running down the middle of the pitch. It'll take more than a few spikes to break this surface up...

152.4

Edwards to Ambrose, no run, short, and so is the ball. Ambrose ducks

152.5

Edwards to Ambrose, 1 run, width outside off, steered into the covers off the front foot

152.6

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

"With all the lack of luck Edwards has had perhaps he should go by the name of InFidel," deadpans Rick Paul

End of over 153 (7 runs) England 595/6

    • SCJ Broad 9 (9b 1x4)
    • TR Ambrose 75 (94b 8x4 2x6)
    • FH Edwards 30-0-151-3
    • JE Taylor 29-7-102-1
153.1

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

Taylor really hasn't found his mojo since Jamaica. Hard to replicate, I know. But you've had thought he might try ...

153.2

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

So that is the declaration. Well timed in my opinion, and West Indies face an awkward final session. They've got the best part of an hour and a half to go tonight. Right, time for a brew. Back in five

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