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)
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Taylor to Cook, FOUR, slightly uppish by Cook here. No feet movement but the timing was good, driving it behind square for four

England 5/0   AN Cook 5* (9b 1x4)   JE Taylor 1.5-1-4-0

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, oh, top shot, pulling this over midwicket for four. He really timed that

England 19/0   AJ Strauss 10* (27b 1x4)   DBL Powell 0.5-0-4-0

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

England 23/0   AJ Strauss 14* (28b 2x4)   DBL Powell 1-0-8-0

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

England 28/0   AJ Strauss 18* (30b 3x4)   JE Taylor 4.3-3-9-0

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, hammered! An awful delivery, frankly. Strauss had time and width and cut it with power and placement

England 35/0   AJ Strauss 23* (33b 4x4)   DBL Powell 1.2-0-13-0

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

England 52/0   AN Cook 19* (37b 2x4)   DBL Powell 4-0-25-0

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

England 57/0   AJ Strauss 38* (57b 5x4)   DBL Powell 4.4-0-29-0

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, grim stuff from Powell, and Strauss is delighted to cash in. Short and wide, and flashed over backward point

England 61/0   AJ Strauss 42* (59b 6x4)   DBL Powell 5-0-33-0

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

England 68/0   AJ Strauss 46* (70b 7x4)   FH Edwards 6-0-19-0

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

England 73/0   AJ Strauss 50* (71b 8x4)   SJ Benn 1.3-1-5-0

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

England 77/0   AJ Strauss 54* (72b 9x4)   SJ Benn 1.4-1-9-0

Benn to Strauss, FOUR, four more! Strauss is down the track and scoops it over and wide of mid-on

England 81/0   AJ Strauss 58* (73b 10x4)   SJ Benn 1.5-1-13-0

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

England 104/0   AJ Strauss 71* (99b 11x4)   CH Gayle 4-3-4-0

Benn to Cook, FOUR, cor, that's a good way to go to lunch! Onto the front foot and crunched for four. Excellent stroke

England 108/0   AN Cook 37* (81b 3x4 1x6)   SJ Benn 7-1-32-0

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, too short again, a snorter is followed by a flopper, and that is swung away with gusto through square leg

England 112/0   AJ Strauss 75* (102b 12x4)   DBL Powell 5.3-0-37-0

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

England 117/0   AN Cook 42* (88b 4x4 1x6)   DBL Powell 6.5-0-41-0

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

England 124/0   AJ Strauss 80* (114b 13x4)   DBL Powell 7.1-0-45-0

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

England 133/0   AJ Strauss 85* (119b 14x4)   JE Taylor 9.3-3-25-0

Benn to Strauss, FOUR, width and superbly guided into the gap at backward point

England 148/0   AJ Strauss 94* (137b 15x4)   SJ Benn 9.5-1-43-0

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

England 173/0   AJ Strauss 115* (157b 16x4 1x6)   CH Gayle 7.4-3-17-0

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

England 181/0   AN Cook 63* (128b 5x4 1x6)   FH Edwards 9.5-0-32-0

Edwards to Cook, FOUR, pulled around the corner for another four. Fine stroke but really it's a poor delivery, misdirected - too straight - and on such a true surface, all it takes it for Strauss to help it around the corner

England 189/0   AN Cook 69* (133b 6x4 1x6)   FH Edwards 10.2-0-39-0

Edwards to Cook, FOUR, another hook! Cook's going for it and Edwards is emphatically unimpressed, but he gets it down to fine leg safely for four. This is a really fascinating battle here

England 193/0   AN Cook 73* (136b 7x4 1x6)   FH Edwards 10.5-0-43-0

Hinds to Strauss, FOUR, four! A wasted delivery - short, wide of the off stump, and even a club batsman would have carved that for four

England 214/0   AJ Strauss 131* (192b 17x4 1x6)   RO Hinds 3.5-0-16-0

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, lovely shot! That's the stroke of a batsman in form, playing on such a true surface. Back-cut, guiding it safely through gully for four. Really beautifully executed

England 226/0   AJ Strauss 140* (204b 18x4 1x6)   DBL Powell 9.3-1-54-0

Taylor to Cook, FOUR, he drives and edges this between wicketkeeper and first slip (Gayle) - and neither moved! They were both static as statues. What a let-off for Cook. Another one

England 237/1   AN Cook 90* (184b 8x4 1x6)   JE Taylor 12.4-3-32-0

Taylor to Cook, FOUR, short, Cook pulls this through midwicket for four! That's got to hurt

England 241/1   AN Cook 94* (185b 9x4 1x6)   JE Taylor 12.5-3-36-0

Powell to Pietersen, FOUR, on-driven for four. A bit of a slappy, across-the-line stroke but he's got such a good bat that it earns him four

England 246/2   KP Pietersen 5* (6b 1x4)   DBL Powell 13.5-3-62-1

Benn to Shah, FOUR, and a boundary to finish, well biffed Owais, up and over the covers, one bounce, and that is drinks

England 255/2   OA Shah 6* (31b 1x4)   SJ Benn 12-1-58-0

Edwards to Collingwood, FOUR, well, bonjour to that, as Del Boy would say. The most classical of cover drives for four, timed to perfection

England 266/3   PD Collingwood 4* (17b 1x4)   FH Edwards 11.5-0-49-0

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

England 273/3   PD Collingwood 10* (22b 2x4)   JE Taylor 17.5-5-45-1

Edwards to Pietersen, FOUR, angled out through the off side - oh, shot! He just angled that, using the pace of the ball

England 277/3   KP Pietersen 20* (52b 2x4)   FH Edwards 12.1-0-53-0

Powell to Pietersen, FOUR, well, this barely hits the cut strip, so Pietersen just slaps him through cover for four

England 292/3   KP Pietersen 25* (55b 3x4)   DBL Powell 15.1-3-67-1

Edwards to Collingwood, FOUR, too short, too wide, Collingwood doesn't move his feet, but doesn't need to. That's middled past point

England 305/3   PD Collingwood 15* (39b 3x4)   FH Edwards 14.3-0-68-0

Edwards to Pietersen, FOUR, on the pads and clipped away with gusto. There's no cutting that off

England 318/3   KP Pietersen 41* (76b 4x4)   FH Edwards 16.3-0-79-0

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

England 329/4   PD Collingwood 23* (55b 4x4)   JE Taylor 20.5-6-52-1

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

England 339/4   PD Collingwood 28* (59b 5x4)   JE Taylor 21.5-6-58-1

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

England 350/4   RS Bopara 14* (25b 1x4)   JE Taylor 23.4-7-65-1

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

England 354/4   RS Bopara 18* (26b 2x4)   JE Taylor 23.5-7-69-1

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

England 379/4   PD Collingwood 42* (85b 6x4)   FH Edwards 23-0-114-1

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

England 387/4   RS Bopara 37* (52b 3x4 1x6)   SJ Benn 19.4-5-70-1

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

England 392/4   RS Bopara 41* (56b 4x4 1x6)   DBL Powell 18.3-3-77-1

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

England 414/4   PD Collingwood 59* (110b 7x4)   DBL Powell 21.2-3-93-1

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

England 418/4   PD Collingwood 63* (111b 8x4)   DBL Powell 21.3-3-97-1

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

England 424/4   PD Collingwood 69* (119b 9x4)   SJ Benn 23.1-6-80-1

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

England 433/4   RS Bopara 53* (78b 5x4 1x6)   SJ Benn 24.2-6-87-1

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

England 439/4   PD Collingwood 78* (134b 10x4)   BP Nash 8.4-1-16-0

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

England 443/4   PD Collingwood 82* (135b 11x4)   BP Nash 8.5-1-20-0

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

England 467/4   PD Collingwood 96* (158b 12x4)   FH Edwards 23.5-0-120-1

Edwards to Ambrose, FOUR, off he goes, overpitched, and driven with an open face through backward point

England 472/5   TR Ambrose 4* (8b 1x4)   FH Edwards 24.3-0-125-2

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

England 481/5   RS Bopara 70* (111b 6x4 1x6)   FH Edwards 26.5-0-132-2

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

England 487/5   TR Ambrose 11* (27b 2x4)   RO Hinds 10.4-2-36-0

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

England 492/5   TR Ambrose 16* (33b 3x4)   DBL Powell 22.5-3-102-1

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

England 508/5   TR Ambrose 28* (44b 4x4 1x6)   RO Hinds 12-2-48-0

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

England 520/5   RS Bopara 80* (120b 7x4 1x6)   SJ Benn 28.2-7-100-1

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

England 536/5   TR Ambrose 44* (62b 5x4 2x6)   JE Taylor 24.5-7-73-1

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

England 540/5   TR Ambrose 48* (63b 6x4 2x6)   JE Taylor 25-7-77-1

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

England 552/5   TR Ambrose 59* (69b 7x4 2x6)   JE Taylor 25.2-7-83-1

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

England 562/5   TR Ambrose 66* (80b 8x4 2x6)   JE Taylor 26.3-7-87-1

Taylor to Bopara, FOUR, lofted wide of long-on for four. That was a real checked-pickup shot; a bunt

England 573/5   RS Bopara 98* (138b 8x4 1x6)   JE Taylor 27.3-7-94-1

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

England 580/5   RS Bopara 104* (141b 9x4 1x6)   FH Edwards 28.1-0-141-2

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!

England 595/6   SCJ Broad 9* (9b 1x4)   FH Edwards 30-0-151-3

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

England 600/6   SCJ Broad 13* (10b 2x4)   JE Taylor 29.2-7-107-1
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