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

Welcome back. Blimey that was swift, the kettle hasn't even boiled yet. No matter, the players are on the field and England have a massive score to aid them in their quest for wickets. A 600-plus total is a absolute rarity in England's Test history - they've managed it 16 times in 883 Tests. And that, my friends, is a factoid.

Another factoid, Wales are about to take on France in the Six Nations. Follow the action live right now on Scrum.com

0.1

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, on the pads, a touch of movement, dabbed to square leg

0.2

Anderson to Gayle, no run, outside off, well wide but swinging all the way. No stroke offered

Anderson is hobbling already, seemed to land awkwardly in his followthrough

0.3

Anderson to Gayle, no run, that's a good nut, full, fast and zipping away from the left-hander late. Well left in the end

0.4

Anderson to Gayle, no run, still no stroke, as the ball curves dramatically through the air

0.5

Anderson to Gayle, no run, wicket-to-wicket delivery, less movement through the air this time

0.6

Anderson to Gayle, no run, outside off and left alone again. A tidy and threatening first over

End of over 1 (1 run) West Indies 1/0

    • CH Gayle 0 (5b)
    • DS Smith 1 (1b)
    • JM Anderson 1-0-1-0

The recalled Ryan Sidebottom will share the new ball. He's been preferred to Steve Harmison, can he justify that faith?

1.1

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, decent start, clear swing from outside off, to the line of off, and back outside off again. No stroke

1.2

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, more lateral movement and another determined leave-alone

1.3

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, outside off, massive movement through the air, but not yet full enough. He's got to get them playing

1.4

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, finally, bat on ball, though it was more an indulgence from the batsman than a necessity. Either way, he defended it well enough in the end

1.5

Sidebottom to Smith, 2 runs, he attacked the stumps that time, but the line was off and Smith clipped firmly through midwicket

1.6

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, far too wide to require a stroke, and that's the end of the over

End of over 2 (2 runs) West Indies 3/0

    • DS Smith 3 (7b)
    • CH Gayle 0 (5b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 1-0-2-0
    • JM Anderson 1-0-1-0
2.1

Anderson to Gayle, no run, outside off, swinging further away, no stroke this time

2.2

Anderson to Gayle, no run, good line, but the wrong length, half a yard fuller and Gayle will be obliged to play

2.3

Anderson to Gayle, no run, there's the inducker! He can produce one or the other at will, and that so nearly did for Gayle, who jams down at the last minute

2.4

Anderson to Gayle, no run, and this one goes the other way and skids straight across his bows. Lovely bamboozling stuff

2.5

Anderson to Gayle, no run, another good outswinger

2.6

Anderson to Gayle, FOUR, jammed down late, takes the edge, and flies away. Another fine over

End of over 3 (4 runs) West Indies 7/0

    • CH Gayle 4 (11b 1x4)
    • DS Smith 3 (7b)
    • JM Anderson 2-0-5-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 1-0-2-0
3.1

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, this one goes with the arm, and Smith defends with a bit of a hussle

3.2

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, driven, slightly airily into the covers. Nearly overthrows as Ambrose fails to gather the wayward shy

3.3

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, tailing into the left-hander. Defended

3.4

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, less swing in this over, but more attacking of the stumps. Seems a reasonable trade-off

3.5

Sidebottom to Smith, 2 runs, full, and finally, Smith is tempted to go for the drive. He middled it reasonably well, but that's what Sidebottom wants him to attempt every ball

3.6

Sidebottom to Smith, 2 runs, solid defence, straight back down the ground, and that was nicely timed into space at mid-on

End of over 4 (4 runs) West Indies 11/0

    • DS Smith 7 (13b)
    • CH Gayle 4 (11b 1x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 2-0-6-0
    • JM Anderson 2-0-5-0
4.1

Anderson to Gayle, no run, well bowled again, just ghosting past the edge as Gayle is squared up by the late swing

4.2

Anderson to Gayle, no run, fuller length, and defended with a clunk on the line of middle and leg

4.3

Anderson to Gayle, 2 runs, inswing on the pads and worked away well. Sidebottom at fine leg fields well with a tumble on the boundary's edge

4.4

Anderson to Gayle, no run, back outside off stump, and through to the keeper

4.5

Anderson to Gayle, OUT, huge shout, and that was a massive inducker that Gayle didn't read at all ... Umpire Tiffin says no, and it's probably a good shout. England ponder for a moment, and finally go for the referral. The replay shows it pitches just inside the line and is heading for leg stump ... Tiffin reverses his decision, and off Gayle goes!

CH Gayle lbw b Anderson 6 (19m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

What drama ... and Gayle, never a fan of referrals, is gone already. West Indies' task has just got rather harder. Still, at least the new batsman is in rather a fine vein of form. Here's Ramnaresh Sarwan - place a fat bet on a score between 94 and 107

4.6

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, swinging, swerving, fantastic welcoming delivery. England have their tails up, and Strauss's faith in his swing bowlers is justified so far

End of over 5 (2 runs) West Indies 13/1

    • RR Sarwan 0 (1b)
    • DS Smith 7 (13b)
    • JM Anderson 3-0-7-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 2-0-6-0
5.1

Sidebottom to Smith, FOUR, flang! Not sure if that's a word, but it fits the bill. Swing outside off, and an emphatic swish of the blade, clean through the covers

5.2

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, far too wide to tempt a stroke. But it definitely swung

Some debate as to whether Anderson should have been called for a no-ball. His foot did land behind the line, even if it was perilously close to slipping during the delivery

5.3

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, more tempting swing, this time to no avail

5.4

Sidebottom to Smith, 1 run, on the legs and shovelled into the leg side

"Doesn't Gayle look like the bassist of Kool and the Gang?" asks Rick, rhetorically, clearly, as I haven't a clue. But if Gayle could be any musician in any band, I'd say that description fits him to a tee. He's not looking so kool on the balcony right now though ...

5.5

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, pushed into the covers

5.6

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, outside off, left alone

End of over 6 (5 runs) West Indies 18/1

    • RR Sarwan 0 (3b)
    • DS Smith 12 (17b 1x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 3-0-11-0
    • JM Anderson 3-0-7-1
6.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, fast outswing, from back of a length, which is a clever trick. Defended with a hop

6.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, a modicum of in-drift this time, and Smith is a little bit suckered by that. Gets enough bat on it to survive though

6.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, great tumbling stop from Stuart Broad cuts off a drive into the covers

6.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, jabbed into the covers

6.5

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, low full toss, and boshed down the ground. Anderson over-strained his inswinger, and paid the price

Smith is a long way out of his crease to negate the swing, incidentally

6.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, on the pads, but can't work it away

End of over 7 (4 runs) West Indies 22/1

    • DS Smith 16 (23b 2x4)
    • RR Sarwan 0 (3b)
    • JM Anderson 4-0-11-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 3-0-11-0

"Last time England scored 600 they won," says Nick Smith, "because one Harmison S. bowled out the opposition for 200-odd in the 2nd innings. Good thing he's still in the side...oh, oops..."

Oops indeed. Here's his replacement

7.1

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 2 runs, good shot to get off the mark, a measured drive through mid-off

7.2

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, bouncer, and Sarwan flaps at it, and very nearly gets a glove down the leg-side. Late on it, I reckon

7.3

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 1 run, on the pads again, and worked down to fine leg

Our man in Barbados, Andrew McGlashan, has filed his latest tour diary and we've also a gallery from today's match. You couldn't possibly ask for more. Could you? Oh, fine. Be like that...

7.4

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, speared in towards leg stump, and clipped firmly to short midwicket

7.5

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, attacking off stump, defended with a vertical bat

7.6

Sidebottom to Smith, 1 run, whoops, outside off, and Bopara, still daydreaming about his earlier hundred, lets it straight through his fingers

Right, that is over, and indeed it is. Over to Will Luke, after he's raided the remainder of the leaving cake that is sitting around outside the finance office

End of over 8 (4 runs) West Indies 26/1

    • DS Smith 17 (26b 2x4)
    • RR Sarwan 3 (6b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 4-0-15-0
    • JM Anderson 4-0-11-1

Nom, nom. Evening all

8.1

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, driven beautifully out to deep extra cover. Not a bad shot in which to begin my stint, and despite a desperate dive, it's adjudged four

8.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, quickly onto the front foot, stroked out to mid-off. He is looking in shiny form

8.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, defended on the back foot

The Barmies are well lubricated and in fine voice. "Fine" is subjective, but you understand what I mean

8.4

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, tucked off his hip

"Gayle looks like Will.I.am from the Black Eye Peas!" says Stevie C, who with a name like that has forgotten more about hip-hop than I'll ever learn. "Gayle can't sing but I'm sure Will.I.Am can catch better than our Butter-Fingered Captain!"

8.5

Anderson to Sarwan, FOUR, edged wide of gully - and only just. Not in control of that stroke at all

8.6

Anderson to Sarwan, 3 runs, monstrous shot! An off-drive of authority and class, all compact and punchy - but some good fielding prevents four

End of over 9 (12 runs) West Indies 38/1

    • RR Sarwan 10 (8b 1x4)
    • DS Smith 22 (30b 3x4)
    • JM Anderson 5-0-23-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 4-0-15-0

"Just to clarify a "Flang" is a miners two-pointed pick," says Lucon Foster. "Ah, isn't the internet a great source of rubbish?" No. It's a great source of employment and rubbish.

9.1

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, angled across Sarwan. Someone, probably in the slips, reacts with anguish. "Arghhhh" is the general gist

9.2

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 2 runs, punched off the back foot

9.3

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, a bit too wide, really

9.4

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, very good ball cutting back into Sarwan who is resilient in defence

9.5

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 1 run, whipped off his pads, just at the last moment, and it's worked through midwicket

9.6

Sidebottom to Smith, 1 leg bye, worked off his pads

End of over 10 (4 runs) West Indies 42/1

    • DS Smith 22 (31b 3x4)
    • RR Sarwan 13 (13b 1x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 5-0-18-0
    • JM Anderson 5-0-23-1

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10.1

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, too straight from Anderson, and a tuck off Smith's hips earns him a single

10.2

Anderson to Sarwan, 1 run, dropped out to the off side - really well run by the pair

Anderson's going around the wicket to the left-hander

10.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, oh dear. Well wide of the off stump. In fact, it barely hit the cut strip

10.4

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, what a shot from Smith. The day's most classical cover drive, dripping in Caribbean flair. That was awesome, in the true sense of the word

10.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, tighter line this time and it's defended

10.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, fuller, swinging back into Smith who tries to drive but can't time it

End of over 11 (6 runs) West Indies 48/1

    • DS Smith 27 (36b 4x4)
    • RR Sarwan 14 (14b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 6-0-29-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 5-0-18-0

Right. It's no longer drinks, because they've finished drinking, so they're going to play cricket again. All these drinks breaks...never happened in my day. Pah. Tsk. Pfft. Sidebottom (how does that translate into various languages I wonder?) to continue

I'm still trying to work out who will be on the front cover of Wisden this year. It's a shoot-out between Pietersen and Flintoff at the moment. And that is drinks ladies and gentlemen.

11.1

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, swinging into the right hander, Sarwan, who is driving to mid-off

11.2

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 2 runs, driven on the up - a slappy, punchy, mistimed sort of drive out to the off side

11.3

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, better length, and Sarwan decides against coming onto the front foot, instead angling this out to cover without moving his feet

11.4

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 1 run, good, tight ball on middle stump

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11.5

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

11.6

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, Sidebottom grunts - super grunt it was, too - and Smith whips it to leg

End of over 12 (3 runs) West Indies 51/1

    • DS Smith 27 (38b 4x4)
    • RR Sarwan 17 (18b 1x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 6-0-21-0
    • JM Anderson 6-0-29-1

Stuart Broad into the attack. Bowled beautifully in the last Test

12.1

Broad to Sarwan, FOUR, a loosener and cracked for four! The sound of that was something to behold. A resounding cut

12.2

Broad to Sarwan, FOUR, aggression from Sarwan here, driving on the up but leaning back in the process, slicing it over point

Not pretty, not particularly safe, but safe on this occasion.

12.3

Broad to Sarwan, no run, better from Broad, and Sarwan defended

Broad isn't happy with the foot-holes. He's not landing properly

12.4

Broad to Sarwan, no run, on middle stump, flicked to leg

12.5

Broad to Sarwan, no run, excellent line and length this time from Broad, who again kicks at the foot-holes angrily, and Sarwan is back-and-across in defence

12.6

Broad to Sarwan, 1 leg bye, flicked down to fine leg

End of over 13 (9 runs) West Indies 60/1

    • RR Sarwan 25 (24b 3x4)
    • DS Smith 27 (38b 4x4)
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-8-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 6-0-21-0

Swann's going to have a bowl now from the Joel Garner End

13.1

Swann to Sarwan, no run, starts with a nasty full toss that's bunted to mid-on

13.2

Swann to Sarwan, 2 runs, lovely little tickle off his toes to Anderson at fine leg

13.3

Swann to Sarwan, no run, flighted outside the off stump, left alone

13.4

Swann to Sarwan, no run, big turn there, and Sarwan jumps back and gives himself room, punching it out to the off side

13.5

Swann to Sarwan, 1 run, worked off his legs. Swann yelps as it flies past short-leg

13.6

Swann to Smith, 2 runs, pushed out to the off side

End of over 14 (5 runs) West Indies 65/1

    • DS Smith 29 (39b 4x4)
    • RR Sarwan 28 (29b 3x4)
    • GP Swann 1-0-5-0
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-8-0
14.1

Broad to Sarwan, no run, in the channel outside off and Sarwan forces it straight to cover off the back foot

14.2

Broad to Sarwan, no run, worked off his hip

14.3

Broad to Sarwan, no run, a horrid pull! Not far away from losing his off bail there

14.4

Broad to Sarwan, 1 run, too straight and Sarwan can easily work it off his hip

Around the wicket

14.5

Broad to Smith, 1 run, it's in the air, Smith foxed by a slower ball and he's way, way too early on that. It falls into no-man's land

Excellent thinking from Broad

14.6

Broad to Sarwan, no run, cuts back into Sarwan who defends

End of over 15 (2 runs) West Indies 67/1

    • RR Sarwan 29 (34b 3x4)
    • DS Smith 30 (40b 4x4)
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-10-0
    • GP Swann 1-0-5-0
15.1

Swann to Smith, no run, sharp turn away from the left hander who leaves it alone

We have about ten overs left. Whack us over something witty, interesting, an anecdote, a stat, or whatever else you like. Keep them brief though...

Around the wicket, incidentally

15.2

Swann to Smith, no run, down the leg side but well taken by Ambrose

15.3

Swann to Smith, no run, sharp turn again but well played by Smith, waiting and waiting

15.4

Swann to Smith, no run, pushed on the front foot

15.5

Swann to Smith, no run, flighted and floated into the blockhole. Calmly smothered

15.6

Swann to Smith, no run, defended on the back foot

End of over 16 (maiden) West Indies 67/1

    • DS Smith 30 (46b 4x4)
    • RR Sarwan 29 (34b 3x4)
    • GP Swann 2-1-5-0
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-10-0
16.1

Broad to Sarwan, FOUR, he is in such form at the moment. Out of form, this would have netted him one. In form, like now, this forward push gets him four. Superbly timed

16.2

Broad to Sarwan, no run, beautiful! Drilled straight back into Broad's ankles - actually he got his hands to it

16.3

Broad to Sarwan, no run, slower ball, Sarwan blocks

16.4

Broad to Sarwan, no run, an ineffective bouncer

16.5

Broad to Sarwan, no run, short of a length, defended off his chest

Around the wicket to the right-hander. Yes, quite. And why not.

16.6

Broad to Sarwan, no run, a bouncer which he avoids, swaying out of the way

End of over 17 (4 runs) West Indies 71/1

    • RR Sarwan 33 (40b 4x4)
    • DS Smith 30 (46b 4x4)
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-14-0
    • GP Swann 2-1-5-0
17.1

Swann to Smith, 1 run, short, cut out to deep extra cover for the most facile of singles

I turn 27 tomorrow. Trooper that I am, I'll be back here commentating on this Test. Cakes, presents and other gifts welcomed

17.2

Swann to Sarwan, no run, Sarwan's forward, defending

17.3

Swann to Sarwan, no run, driven out to mid-off

17.4

Swann to Sarwan, no run, tossed up outside off, a touch of turn into Sarwan

17.5

Swann to Sarwan, no run, elegantly driven to mid-off this time

17.6

Swann to Sarwan, no run, "goy" is the cry from Ambrose. I'd forgotten about the odd noises he makes from behind the stumps. Goy is one of his favourites, but a close second is "woy-ahh" which sounds like a Chinese fishing boat

End of over 18 (1 run) West Indies 72/1

    • RR Sarwan 33 (45b 4x4)
    • DS Smith 31 (47b 4x4)
    • GP Swann 3-1-6-0
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-14-0
18.1

Broad to Smith, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

Around the wicket

18.2

Broad to Smith, no run, quality ball from Broad angling into Smith whose feet are concreted and he gets a whopping great inside edge

18.3

Broad to Smith, no run, cautiously angled out to cover

18.4

Broad to Smith, no run, pushed out to the off side

18.5

Broad to Smith, 1 run, bouncer, Smith pulls it but it lands safe. Beaten for pace there, Smith

18.6

Broad to Sarwan, 1 run, Sarwan steals the strike with a whip to leg

End of over 19 (2 runs) West Indies 74/1

    • RR Sarwan 34 (46b 4x4)
    • DS Smith 32 (52b 4x4)
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-16-0
    • GP Swann 3-1-6-0
19.1

Swann to Sarwan, no run, tossed up and defended

19.2

Swann to Sarwan, FOUR, bosh. Sarwan stepped outside leg, giving himself room to hit this anywhere through the off side, and he absolutely nailed it!

It's a joy to watch this guy in such prime form. He has this aura about him at the moment

19.3

Swann to Sarwan, no run, defended solidly

19.4

Swann to Sarwan, no run, hurries onto him, but Sarwan sees it and defends

19.5

Swann to Sarwan, no run, sharp turn, nudged to leg

19.6

Swann to Sarwan, no run, again big turn, Ambrose cries "catch!" to the short-leg who obviously hasn't a hope in hell of catching it. Silly point might have, but there isn't one there. Winners

End of over 20 (4 runs) West Indies 78/1

    • RR Sarwan 38 (52b 5x4)
    • DS Smith 32 (52b 4x4)
    • GP Swann 4-1-10-0
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-16-0

Broad's around the wicket

20.1

Broad to Smith, no run, wide of the crease; wide of the off stump

20.2

Broad to Smith, 1 run, good, pacey bouncer which rides up into his chest and he defends

Back over the wicket

20.3

Broad to Sarwan, no run, angled into the right hander

20.4

Broad to Sarwan, no run, defended on the back foot

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20.5

Broad to Sarwan, 2 runs, beautifully driven out through the off side, placing it nicely but not timing it quite well enough

20.6

Broad to Sarwan, no run, blocked off the back foot

End of over 21 (3 runs) West Indies 81/1

    • RR Sarwan 40 (56b 5x4)
    • DS Smith 33 (54b 4x4)
    • SCJ Broad 5-0-19-0
    • GP Swann 4-1-10-0

Around the wicket. Last over of the day, chaps

21.1

Swann to Smith, no run, tossed up on middle, Smith drives

21.2

Swann to Smith, FOUR, really well played. It was admittedly too short, but Smith didn't rush the stroke ... cutting it firmly for four

21.3

Swann to Smith, no run, fired in full, defended

21.4

Swann to Smith, no run, tossed up on middle

21.5

Swann to Smith, no run, ooh that's well bowled, nearly squeezing this through bat and pad

21.6

Swann to Smith, no run, defended solidly to end the over, the session and the second day's play

That's it, folks. A great day for England, with Collingwood cracking 96; Bopara a memorable and classy maiden hundred; and Tim Ambrose played with enjoyable freedom for his fifty. The pitch remains pancake-flat, however, and after the early loss of Chris Gayle, West Indies found the going quite easy in reaching 85 for 1. They trail by the small matter of 515 runs, though. Thanks for joining us today. From me, Will Luke, along with Andrew Miller, do join us again tomorrow.

End of over 22 (4 runs) West Indies 85/1

    • DS Smith 37 (60b 5x4)
    • RR Sarwan 40 (56b 5x4)
    • GP Swann 5-1-14-0
    • SCJ Broad 5-0-19-0

9.58am Okay, here we go. The players are on the field, it will be Ramnaresh Sarwan to take strike, Stuart Broad is the bowler

9.30am Good morning and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the fourth Test between England and West Indies in Barbados. As things stand overnight, England hold all the aces, having posted a massive 600 for 6 declared, but by the close Ramnaresh Sarwan was settled into his habitual groove, and Devon Smith was looking cool on 37 not out.

Remember, West Indies hold a precious 1-0 series lead, and with every session that goes by the pressure will mount on the visitors. The onus is on quick wickets, on a pitch that looks flat and flatter. I'm Andrew Miller, and I'll be joined at some stage (hangover permitting) by the birthday boy, Will Luke.

Our man in Bridgetown, Andrew McGlashan, meanwhile has nothing to say of any interest, but seeing as we're paying his passage, let's give him his say: "Not too much to report from here," he declares. "None of those showers knocking around, it's a lovely sunny morning. Good for batting, another tough day in prospect for the bowlers."

So there we go. Ian Botham is doing his pitch report, and suspects there are one or two cracks appearing on a good length. We shall see. "Seamers this end, spinners that end, and a bit of luck," is his recipe for success. England's towering total will help to keep the pressure on, that's for sure.

"I have plenty of interesting things I could say, but they aren't suitable for public consumption," retorts Gnasher. "What goes on tour, stays on tour." And thank God for that, is all I can add to that statement ...

22.1

Broad to Sarwan, no run, good length, climbing into the splice, defended on the back foot

22.2

Broad to Sarwan, no run, a lively start, Broad bends his back from the word go, and Ambrose takes the ball with fingers pointing up

Two slips in place, no gully

22.3

Broad to Sarwan, FOUR, no third man either, and Sarwan just gets on top of the bounce to steer the ball through the gap

22.4

Broad to Sarwan, no run, aggressive first over, this one chases Sarwan as he leans out of line

22.5

Broad to Sarwan, no run, good quick bowling, and Sarwan stabs off the back foot through the vacant short leg

22.6

Broad to Sarwan, FOUR, wonderful strike, the first ball in his half, and Sarwan takes a big stride and laces the gap between cover and point. Top batting

End of over 23 (8 runs) West Indies 93/1

    • RR Sarwan 48 (62b 7x4)
    • DS Smith 37 (60b 5x4)
    • SCJ Broad 6-0-27-0
    • GP Swann 5-1-14-0

Ryan Sidebottom to share the honours

23.1

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, decent length, a hint of swing on off stump. Defended

23.2

Sidebottom to Smith, 1 run, a fraction fuller and angled into the pads, tipped around the corner

23.3

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, attempted bouncer, but that's safely negotiated with a shrug as the ball sails down the leg-side

23.4

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, short and leg-sided again, Sidebottom seems to be feeding the hook, but the bait's not being taken yet

23.5

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 1 run, fuller and on the pads, flipped round to that lurking catcher at deep fine leg

23.6

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, a bit more swing this time, as Sidebottom bangs into the turf hard.

That seems to be England's plan this morning. Hit the deck, and ye shall reap your rewards. Or something

End of over 24 (2 runs) West Indies 95/1

    • DS Smith 38 (63b 5x4)
    • RR Sarwan 49 (65b 7x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 7-0-23-0
    • SCJ Broad 6-0-27-0
24.1

Broad to Sarwan, 1 run, fifty up in a blink of the eye. His fourth in four innings this series, and that was a casual push into the covers and a quick single. Very well batted

Round the wicket to the left-handed Smith

24.2

Broad to Smith, no run, a probing line outside off that nips off the seam and back towards the stumps. Good attacking start

24.3

Broad to Smith, no run, a looping slower ball, spotted early by Smith and defended in the blockhole

24.4

Broad to Smith, no run, a grunt of effort and through to the keeper

24.5

Broad to Smith, no run, banged in short and Ambrose does very well to pluck that down one-handed

24.6

Broad to Smith, 1 run, slower ball yorker again, pushed out to cover and a scampered single to complete the over

End of over 25 (2 runs) West Indies 97/1

    • DS Smith 39 (68b 5x4)
    • RR Sarwan 50 (66b 7x4)
    • SCJ Broad 7-0-29-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 7-0-23-0
25.1

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, tight line outside off, left alone this time

25.2

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, drilled off the back foot, but straight to extra cover

25.3

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, good bowling again, defended on the line of off stump, a fraction fuller as well

25.4

Sidebottom to Smith, FOUR, inside-edge and that's beaten everyone! Good delivery, the ball held its line as Sidebottom rolled his fingers, and Smith - playing for swing - played the wrong line

Sidebottom shakes his mullet in fury. As well he might

25.5

Sidebottom to Smith, 1 run, on the pads and chiselled away to square leg

Lots of effort but little encouragement for England so far. These two batsmen are looking extremely settled

Round the wicket for the final ball

25.6

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, tidy tight line, pushed calmly to cover

End of over 26 (5 runs) West Indies 102/1

    • RR Sarwan 50 (67b 7x4)
    • DS Smith 44 (73b 6x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 8-0-28-0
    • SCJ Broad 7-0-29-0
26.1

Broad to Smith, no run, onto the front foot, and pushed to cover

26.2

Broad to Smith, no run, a cutter from Broad, tailing into the left-hander's defensive prod

26.3

Broad to Smith, no run, bouncer, and a decent one. Smith sways out of line

26.4

Broad to Smith, no run, outside off stump, a fraction short and chopped into the covers, where Pietersen fields with an excitable skip

26.5

Broad to Smith, no run, banged into the track, but down the leg-side

26.6

Broad to Smith, no run, round the wicket, and outside off, no stroke offered or required

End of over 27 (maiden) West Indies 102/1

    • DS Smith 44 (79b 6x4)
    • RR Sarwan 50 (67b 7x4)
    • SCJ Broad 8-1-29-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 8-0-28-0
27.1

Sidebottom to Sarwan, no run, dragged forward to defend into the leg-side

27.2

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 1 run, fuller and maybe a touch faster, deflected with an angled bat down to fine leg

Two short covers in place now. Smith can be a bit airy through the off side

27.3

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, full and straight, attacking the off stump

27.4

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, inviting width for a cut shot, but no stroke offered

27.5

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, good channel outside off stump, pushed to the second of those short covers

Only one short cover now - that ploy was short-lived

27.6

Sidebottom to Smith, FOUR, short, and chopped uppishly, over the slips and gully and away through third man. Perfectly justified shot selection, and well executed

End of over 28 (5 runs) West Indies 107/1

    • DS Smith 48 (83b 7x4)
    • RR Sarwan 51 (69b 7x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 9-0-33-0
    • SCJ Broad 8-1-29-0
28.1

Broad to Sarwan, 1 run, wide of the crease from Broad, and Sarwan was briefly bemused by the line of attack as he shaped to hook, only to find the ball was already on him. No short leg, though, and so no chance

28.2

Broad to Smith, no run, fully forward, and firmly defended

28.3

Broad to Smith, no run, banged into the track, halfway down, and safely through to the keeper

28.4

Broad to Smith, 1 run, clipped off the hip

Smith has gone 23 innings without a Test fifty. That's quite a wait ...

28.5

Broad to Sarwan, no run, round the wicket, cramped for room, and that would have plopped straight down short leg's throat!

Lo and behold, on comes the lid and in comes the man

28.6

Broad to Sarwan, no run, fuller and targeting off stump. Defended a touch cagily

End of over 29 (2 runs) West Indies 109/1

    • RR Sarwan 52 (72b 7x4)
    • DS Smith 49 (86b 7x4)
    • SCJ Broad 9-1-31-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 9-0-33-0
29.1

Sidebottom to Smith, FOUR, there's his fifty, but my goodness, he nearly didn't make it. A genuine edge, at a catchable height through the vacant second slip. Sidebottom is fuming now

29.2

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, fuller length, steered with an open face to point

29.3

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, outside off and that completely dies off the pitch. Three bounces through to the keeper

29.4

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, outside off again, left alone again

29.5

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, tighter line, but still no stroke. Good discipline

29.6

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, left alone again. Good tidy bowling, but not a whole lot of threat

End of over 30 (4 runs) West Indies 113/1

    • DS Smith 53 (92b 8x4)
    • RR Sarwan 52 (72b 7x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 10-0-37-0
    • SCJ Broad 9-1-31-0
30.1

Broad to Sarwan, 1 run, on the pads and flicked away fine

30.2

Broad to Smith, no run, dragged forward and sturdy defence on off stump

30.3

Broad to Smith, 2 runs, pulled but unconvincingly. That was short but not that short, and was onto him too quickly to control it. Eludes the fielders though, and more runs ensue

30.4

Broad to Smith, no run, bouncer from round the wicket, sails through at an unreachable height

30.5

Broad to Smith, no run, keeps low outside off stump, as Smith shoulders arms

30.6

Broad to Smith, no run, pushed back onto the stumps and defended out to point

Arduous and unsuccessful stuff for England so far. They now know how West Indies' bowlers felt

End of over 31 (3 runs) West Indies 116/1

    • DS Smith 55 (97b 8x4)
    • RR Sarwan 53 (73b 7x4)
    • SCJ Broad 10-1-34-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 10-0-37-0
31.1

Sidebottom to Sarwan, FOUR, a delightful clunk of willow as Sarwan unfurls a textbook cover-drive, straight through the line and all along the ground

31.2

Sidebottom to Sarwan, 1 run, shorter and Sarwan hooks, keeps his wrists on top of the ball and fine leg tidies up

31.3

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, a swish and a miss - outside off, and that was loose. Sidebottom snarls in his followthrough like a grumpy poodle

31.4

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, tight to off stump and defended to cover

31.5

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, outside off, unremarkable carry off the surface and left alone again

31.6

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, a good delivery to finish, probing off stump and demanding a defensive block

Very little lateral movement for Sidebottom so far. I wonder if James Anderson is warming up yet

End of over 32 (5 runs) West Indies 121/1

    • DS Smith 55 (101b 8x4)
    • RR Sarwan 58 (75b 8x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 11-0-42-0
    • SCJ Broad 10-1-34-0
32.1

Broad to Sarwan, no run, short and scuds down the leg-side, Sarwan ducks inside the line

32.2

Broad to Sarwan, no run, short again, but that's never going to tempt a stroke

32.3

Broad to Sarwan, no run, too short again, and too leg-sided again. England are desperate to make the pitch talk, but it's as mute as a tongueless orator

32.4

Broad to Sarwan, no run, more of the same, it's a bit of a nothing over so far

32.5

Broad to Sarwan, no run, fuller at last, and clipped off the toes to backward square

32.6

Broad to Sarwan, no run, a cross-seam delivery, and that just carries over the top of middle and leg as Sarwan hops inside the line. Interesting end to an otherwise ordinary over

You lot are as quiet as the wicket this morning. Say hello

End of over 33 (maiden) West Indies 121/1

    • RR Sarwan 58 (81b 8x4)
    • DS Smith 55 (101b 8x4)
    • SCJ Broad 11-2-34-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 11-0-42-0

Well, no sign of Anderson just yet. Time for some spin, here's Graeme Swann

33.1

Swann to Smith, no run, twirled onto middle and leg, and tucked into the covers

33.2

Swann to Smith, OUT, a decent stride, rapped on the front pad, a big appeal and the finger goes up! It looked pretty unremarkable on first evidence, and sure enough it goes to a referral. But there's nothing there that can reprieve Smith, the ball struck him just inside the line, and the ball would have gone on to clip the off stump. He's on his way, and England have their breakthrough!

DS Smith lbw b Swann 55 (157m 103b 8x4 0x6) SR: 53.39

Right, drinks have been taken after that rather silly delay, so time to hand over to the birthday boy, Will Luke. He's 42 today, and looking every one of those years this morning

Morning all, and thanks Miller. Yes, I'm 27 years young, joining such illustrious company as, well, millions to have made it this far. After that interminable delay, Swann can finally continue

33.3

Swann to Hinds, no run, pushed out carefully to silly point

33.4

Swann to Hinds, no run, monstrous stride forward by Hinds

Ambrose has wheeled out the vocals. "Goyyy" is the latest favourite

33.5

Swann to Hinds, no run, ooh, good one - just back of a length and it's cautiously blocked

33.6

Swann to Hinds, no run, good end to a successful first over for Swann as Hinds comes forward smothering

End of over 34 (wicket maiden) West Indies 121/2

    • RO Hinds 0 (4b)
    • RR Sarwan 58 (81b 8x4)
    • GP Swann 6-2-14-1
    • SCJ Broad 11-2-34-0

Anderson for the first time today. And, hurrah, there's a short-leg in place

34.1

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, short and drifting down leg

34.2

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, in the channel outside off and rightly ignored

Mostly caps being worn by England today. No wide-brim numbers - oh yes! I spot one on Bopara I think. Well that's very exciting...not that I'm turning this comms into a Blofeld-inspired drawl of Haberdashery...

34.3

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, down the leg side and ducked

34.4

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, pointlessly short. It barely carries through to Ambrose who nevertheless cries "ooooh"

34.5

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, better, straighter line which Sarwan defends on the back foot

34.6

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

End of over 35 (maiden) West Indies 121/2

    • RR Sarwan 58 (87b 8x4)
    • RO Hinds 0 (4b)
    • JM Anderson 7-1-29-1
    • GP Swann 6-2-14-1

Silly point, short leg and slip in place. Swann around the wicket to the left-hander

35.1

Swann to Hinds, no run, forward he comes, smothering this good-length ball on off stump

35.2

Swann to Hinds, no run, flatter and he gets a touch of drift in the air. Hinds is patient, punching off the back foot

35.3

Swann to Hinds, no run, on the front foot to defend. Good, straight delivery

35.4

Swann to Hinds, no run, comes forward jabbily, nervously, bat-padding it

Ambrose wants another man in at short leg. Strauss declines

35.5

Swann to Hinds, no run, nudged to silly point

35.6

Swann to Hinds, no run, despite Ambrose and Swann's histrionics it wasn't quite as close as they thought. Quicker ball pushed out to the off side

End of over 36 (maiden) West Indies 121/2

    • RO Hinds 0 (10b)
    • RR Sarwan 58 (87b 8x4)
    • GP Swann 7-3-14-1
    • JM Anderson 7-1-29-1
36.1

Anderson to Sarwan, FOUR, sheesh, he does play that well. A touch of width but Sarwan held his balance well, instead of rocking back ala Greenidge, cutting it elegantly for four

36.2

Anderson to Sarwan, 1 run, uppishly spooned this time

36.3

Anderson to Hinds, no run, Hinds ignores this outside off

"Happy birthday! Does this mean you'll be getting drunk to celebrate, and stealing a pedalo?" Yes, Mark Burrows, that is exactly the plan.

36.4

Anderson to Hinds, 1 run, shorter ball pulled around the corner

36.5

Anderson to Sarwan, 1 run, not in control of this pull, Sarwan, but it falls short of deep midwicket

Anderson greets Sarwan, offers him morning pleasantries and probably a tasty little f-bomb or two

36.6

Anderson to Hinds, no run, punched off the back foot to Anderson who angrily wings it back to Ambrose

End of over 37 (7 runs) West Indies 128/2

    • RO Hinds 1 (13b)
    • RR Sarwan 64 (90b 9x4)
    • JM Anderson 8-1-36-1
    • GP Swann 7-3-14-1

Over the wicket

37.1

Swann to Sarwan, no run, Sarwan's onto the back foot, nurdling

37.2

Swann to Sarwan, SIX, no nurdling this time - he's nailed it! A slog-sweep which appeared might yield him three, but he's timed it beautifully for six. Monstrous

37.3

Swann to Sarwan, FOUR, hello - these are signs of a man utterly and emphatically in form. The sweetest off-drive for four

Poor two balls from Swann. One too short; the second too full

37.4

Swann to Sarwan, no run, better from Swann and punched to a short mid-off

37.5

Swann to Sarwan, no run, turns back quite sharply and he defends on the back foot

37.6

Swann to Sarwan, no run, watchfully blocked

End of over 38 (10 runs) West Indies 138/2

    • RR Sarwan 74 (96b 10x4 1x6)
    • RO Hinds 1 (13b)
    • GP Swann 8-3-24-1
    • JM Anderson 8-1-36-1

"Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died aged 27. So, Will Luke; what have you accomplished so far?" ponders the curiously named Halvor, with a degree of aggression. Well, I'm doing this job, which rocks just as much as the aforementioned. Well, nearly.

38.1

Anderson to Hinds, no run, pushed off the back foot

38.2

Anderson to Hinds, no run, Hinds is watchful here, defending carefully off the back foot

38.3

Anderson to Hinds, no run, a hint of swing back into Hinds who flicks to leg

38.4

Anderson to Hinds, no run, this one holds its line outside off

38.5

Anderson to Hinds, no run, ignored outside off. Hinds is in cautious, observant mood here

38.6

Anderson to Hinds, no run, back and across and defending

End of over 39 (maiden) West Indies 138/2

    • RO Hinds 1 (19b)
    • RR Sarwan 74 (96b 10x4 1x6)
    • JM Anderson 9-2-36-1
    • GP Swann 8-3-24-1

Here's Swann to see if he can ruffle the Windies' feathers. Yes, I said it

39.1

Swann to Sarwan, no run, fuller length, nudged to leg

39.2

Swann to Sarwan, 1 run, slightly quicker but Sarwan bunts it to short midwicket

Around the wicket

39.3

Swann to Hinds, FOUR, "catch!" is the cry as Hinds lumbers down the pitch and flicks this just wide of mid-on! Wide and short, I should say. In fact it was nowhere near the man to be honest

39.4

Swann to Hinds, no run, back onto his stumps - he's practically sitting on them - and Hinds blocks

39.5

Swann to Hinds, no run, defended on the front foot

39.6

Swann to Hinds, no run, padded away to silly point

Ambrose is in terrific voice today. Outstanding vocals from the diminutive baldy

End of over 40 (5 runs) West Indies 143/2

    • RO Hinds 5 (23b 1x4)
    • RR Sarwan 75 (98b 10x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 9-3-29-1
    • JM Anderson 9-2-36-1
40.1

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, much too short and Sarwan sways out of the way

The early spice in the pitch has gone. Anderson really does need to pitch it up

40.2

Anderson to Sarwan, 1 run, late on this, nudging to leg

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40.3

Anderson to Hinds, no run, well played. Watched it right onto the bat and timed it neatly to mid-off

40.4

Anderson to Hinds, no run, punched off the back foot

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40.5

Anderson to Hinds, no run, swinging back into Hinds who clipped it to Pietersen at short midwicket. And, oh for the love of WG Grace, he wings in a throw at the non-striker's end. Completely needless. Fortunately Shah was backing up

40.6

Anderson to Hinds, 1 run, whipped off his pads

End of over 41 (2 runs) West Indies 145/2

    • RO Hinds 6 (27b 1x4)
    • RR Sarwan 76 (100b 10x4 1x6)
    • JM Anderson 10-2-38-1
    • GP Swann 9-3-29-1

Swann around the wicket

41.1

Swann to Hinds, no run, Hinds is down the pitch, trying to smash this into the sea and gets a thick inside edge which lands short of silly point! Drama

41.2

Swann to Hinds, no run, well bowled again! Flighted on middle and Hinds pads it away

He's not looking too comfortable to Swann

41.3

Swann to Hinds, no run, firmly defended

41.4

Swann to Hinds, 1 run, flicked around the corner

The perennially-sunglasses-wearing Swann is over the wicket to the right hander

41.5

Swann to Sarwan, no run, Sarwan defends to leg

41.6

Swann to Sarwan, 1 run, dropped out to the offside. Sarwan sets off. Then stops. Then he's off again - it's like an old Maxi (remember those cars?) bunny-hopping down the round on a winter's morning. Eventually he lets out the choke and is through for a single

End of over 42 (2 runs) West Indies 147/2

    • RR Sarwan 77 (102b 10x4 1x6)
    • RO Hinds 7 (31b 1x4)
    • GP Swann 10-3-31-1
    • JM Anderson 10-2-38-1
42.1

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, touch fuller but played off the back foot and timed nicely to mid-off

42.2

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, good surprise bouncer but Sarwan plays it well off the back foot

42.3

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, stepping a touch outside leg to defend this inswinger

42.4

Anderson to Sarwan, 1 run, punched off the back foot to leg. Anderson dives to his right. He misses. Hinds sets off for a run and Anderson - still on the floor - nearly does a Beckham and flicks his leg up impetuously. But he doesn't; they get a run, and so on

42.5

Anderson to Hinds, no run, defended

42.6

Anderson to Hinds, no run, very solidly defended by Hinds with the straightest of bats

End of over 43 (1 run) West Indies 148/2

    • RO Hinds 7 (33b 1x4)
    • RR Sarwan 78 (106b 10x4 1x6)
    • JM Anderson 11-2-39-1
    • GP Swann 10-3-31-1

Swann to continue, then.

43.1

Swann to Sarwan, 1 run, stroked to long-on. To Panesar, I think it was. Not sure what he's doing there, the great big winner

Around the wicket

43.2

Swann to Hinds, no run, very full on middle, punched to mid-on

43.3

Swann to Hinds, no run, excellent, probing line. Hinds lunges forward

43.4

Swann to Hinds, 1 run, nurdled to leg

43.5

Swann to Sarwan, 1 run, turned off his pads

43.6

Swann to Hinds, no run, much quicker but safely dealt with by Hinds

End of over 44 (3 runs) West Indies 151/2

    • RO Hinds 8 (37b 1x4)
    • RR Sarwan 80 (108b 10x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 11-3-34-1
    • JM Anderson 11-2-39-1
44.1

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, swinging into Sarwan who gets into a bit of a tangle as he tries to whip it to leg

44.2

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, sways out of the way. Pacey-ish bouncer but pretty ineffective

44.3

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, defended solidly off the back foot

44.4

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, swinging down the leg side

44.5

Anderson to Sarwan, 1 run, back of a length, Sarwan bunts it straight back down the ground

44.6

Anderson to Hinds, no run, driven hard back to Anderson who wings down a throw back into the stumps. Super swift work from the Burnley-born ball-bender

End of over 45 (1 run) West Indies 152/2

    • RO Hinds 8 (38b 1x4)
    • RR Sarwan 81 (113b 10x4 1x6)
    • JM Anderson 12-2-40-1
    • GP Swann 11-3-34-1
45.1

Swann to Sarwan, no run, flighted outside off, defended

45.2

Swann to Sarwan, no run, Ambrose nearly does himself a mischief here with a combination of "oooh" and "gorrr" as Sarwan comes forward with uncharacteristic force

45.3

Swann to Sarwan, no run, smothered

45.4

Swann to Sarwan, no run, forward once more to a good ball just outside off

45.5

Swann to Sarwan, no run, driven back to Swann

45.6

Swann to Sarwan, no run, tries to work it to leg but can't make contact

End of over 46 (maiden) West Indies 152/2

    • RR Sarwan 81 (119b 10x4 1x6)
    • RO Hinds 8 (38b 1x4)
    • GP Swann 12-4-34-1
    • JM Anderson 12-2-40-1

Tea urgently needed for Will. Here's Pietersen, instead

46.1

Pietersen to Hinds, 2 runs, smashed out to deep extra cover

46.2

Pietersen to Hinds, no run, lunges forward to defend

No turn yet for KP

46.3

Pietersen to Hinds, FOUR, smacked over the top for four. Clonked easily

46.4

Pietersen to Hinds, 1 run, short, wide and cut by Hinds to the beanpole Broad at deep extra

I went clay-pigeon shooting with Broad and his father 12 months ago. He is absurdly competitive

KP is over the wicket

46.5

Pietersen to Sarwan, no run, flicked to mid-on

46.6

Pietersen to Sarwan, no run, big, ripping spin but down the leg side

End of over 47 (7 runs) West Indies 159/2

    • RR Sarwan 81 (121b 10x4 1x6)
    • RO Hinds 15 (42b 2x4)
    • KP Pietersen 1-0-7-0
    • GP Swann 12-4-34-1

Swann around the wicket

47.1

Swann to Hinds, no run, on middle, turned to leg

47.2

Swann to Hinds, no run, flighted on middle-and-off and firmly cracked to mid-on

47.3

Swann to Hinds, no run, down the leg side

47.4

Swann to Hinds, OUT, beaten for pace I think as Hinds comes forward, trying to defend, but is rapped in front. And up goes the finger! He ponders whether to refer it before trudging off disconsolately and replays indicate that would just have clipped the leg stump

RO Hinds lbw b Swann 15 (53m 46b 2x4 0x6) SR: 32.60

Swann does it again. Hinds never looked comfortable again him, opting for the less than convincing method of "smash it or lunge at it awkwardly", and this was one lunge too far. Here comes Chanderpaul, and Swann has his tail up (ridiculous expression, that). West Indies trail by 441

47.5

Swann to Chanderpaul, FOUR, sweetly stroked out to the off side. For four! What a shot to get off the mark

47.6

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, blocked on the back foot

End of over 48 (4 runs) West Indies 163/3

    • S Chanderpaul 4 (2b 1x4)
    • RR Sarwan 81 (121b 10x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 13-4-38-2
    • KP Pietersen 1-0-7-0

"I didn't hear just now what the commentators are saying about England trying to rough up the ball? How are they doing this?" By throwing it in on the bounce, James. Fear not. All legit

48.1

Pietersen to Sarwan, no run, inside-edged to leg

48.2

Pietersen to Sarwan, no run, stroked out to cover

48.3

Pietersen to Sarwan, no run, well bowled on middle

48.4

Pietersen to Sarwan, no run, turned to leg

48.5

Pietersen to Sarwan, no run, possibly the biggest appeal in the entire series as Pietersen turns one back into Sarwan, who pads it away - or arses it away, as it hits his backside - and KP goes nuts. The umpire barely hides his contemptuous giggle

48.6

Pietersen to Sarwan, no run, pushed out to the off side

End of over 49 (maiden) West Indies 163/3

    • RR Sarwan 81 (127b 10x4 1x6)
    • S Chanderpaul 4 (2b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 2-1-7-0
    • GP Swann 13-4-38-2
49.1

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, forward he comes, defending

49.2

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, Chanderpaul jabs at it - big stride forward

49.3

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, opens himself up and strokes it to Sidebottom at cover

49.4

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, well flighted - held that one back - but it's firmly defended

Two balls until lunch

49.5

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, ooh just outside off, defended once more

49.6

Swann to Chanderpaul, no run, very well bowled but confidently defended

And that's lunch. Good session for England, picking up 2 for 78 on a surface offering just about enough ... mainly to Swann. Again, Sarwan played beautifully and looks set for yet another hundred, but if England can remove one or him or Chanderpaul, they'll have broken the back of this innings. Intriguing stuff. Thanks for joining us; be back here in 39 minutes exactly or else suffer the consequences. Until then, then.

End of over 50 (maiden) West Indies 163/3

    • S Chanderpaul 4 (8b 1x4)
    • RR Sarwan 81 (127b 10x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 14-5-38-2
    • KP Pietersen 2-1-7-0
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