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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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

West Indies 13/1   DS Smith 7* (13b)   JM Anderson 2.5-0-7-1

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

West Indies 121/2   RR Sarwan 58* (81b 8x4)   GP Swann 5.2-1-14-1

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

West Indies 159/3   RR Sarwan 81* (121b 10x4 1x6)   GP Swann 12.4-4-34-2

Anderson to Chanderpaul, OUT, Anderson's got him! The inswinger darts back into Chanderpaul who shoulders arms, and up goes the finger. As you'd expect, it's been referred by Chanderpaul and the problem now is height. Now, the third umpire doesn't have the benefit of predictive hawkeye so they can't tell whether it would've gone over the stumps, but they don't even need hawkeye. It is that obvious. Up goes the finger for a second time. Well, for all England's celebrations, that decision really does sum up the sham of a system that this referral experiment is

S Chanderpaul lbw b Anderson 70 (153m 134b 11x4 0x6) SR: 52.23

West Indies 281/4   RR Sarwan 125* (213b 12x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 16.5-3-58-2

Swann to Nash, OUT, that's close - he's rapped him on the pads and up goes the appeal. Oh lord. Here we go again - Strauss has called for a referral. Now the umpire turned that down. So, can Daryl Harper be 100% certain the ball is going to hit the stumps? Perhaps a little high, so it won't be a surprise if it's given not-out. I don't know why it's taking so long - it seems perfectly straightforward: there is enough doubt to vindicate the original not-out decision. We're coming up to two minutes of wasted time, and - well, I am flabbergasted. He has been given out. Again, it was fairly clear the ball was going over the top yet Harper has told the onfield umpire to change his decision. I'm afraid I'm speechless

BP Nash lbw b Swann 33 (54m 43b 5x4 1x6) SR: 76.74

West Indies 334/5   RR Sarwan 145* (233b 14x4 2x6)   GP Swann 28.2-7-70-3

Sidebottom to Sarwan, OUT, Sidebottom has an actual wicket! A superb delivery swinging back late into Sarwan whose off stump is pegged back, and there goes Sarwan's chance of a 300

RR Sarwan b Sidebottom 291 (698m 452b 30x4 2x6) SR: 64.38

West Indies 595/6   D Ramdin 100* (203b 11x4)   RJ Sidebottom 29.1-4-110-1

Swann to Taylor, OUT, it'll be a fifty and no more! A superb arm-ball from Swann, Taylor went back when he should have been forward, and that pings the bails. Well bowled Graeme, he's on for another five-for

JE Taylor b Swann 53 (72m 62b 6x4 3x6) SR: 85.48

West Indies 672/7   D Ramdin 124* (233b 14x4)   GP Swann 43.3-8-130-4

Anderson to Benn, OUT, that was quick and Benn tried to pull it, but got a thin edge through to the keeper

SJ Benn c †Ambrose b Anderson 14 (19m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

West Indies 701/8   D Ramdin 137* (243b 16x4)   JM Anderson 33.3-9-107-3

Swann to Ramdin, OUT, bowled him! Stepped outside leg, came forward but was beaten in the flight while trying to angle this out to the off side

D Ramdin b Swann 166 (424m 268b 20x4 0x6) SR: 61.94

West Indies 749/9   DBL Powell 13* (30b)   GP Swann 50.4-8-165-5
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Hours of play (local time) 10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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