The Wisden Trophy - 3rd Test

West Indies v England

Match drawn

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

126.4

Taylor to Prior, no run, inswinging yorker well dug out

126.5

Taylor to Prior, no run, forward and defended ... the lull after quite a storm

126.6

Taylor to Prior, no run, wide outside off, driven without much power to extra cover

England 405/6   MJ Prior 0* (3b)

127.3

Edwards to Prior, no run, full and straight, pushed to wide mid-on who makes a very languid one-handed stop to his right

127.4

Edwards to Prior, no run, a thick outside edge squirts out to deepish point

127.5

Edwards to Prior, no run, into line, half forward, and stuns the ball a few yards into the off side

127.6

Edwards to Prior, 1 run, full, driven hard into the ground and the bounce off the rock-hard pitch send the ball looping back over the bowler and that allows the single

England 407/6   MJ Prior 1* (7b)

128.1

Taylor to Prior, no run, textbook off drive from Prior straight at a textbook mid-off

128.2

Taylor to Prior, no run, another easy drive to mid-off

128.3

Taylor to Prior, no run, fullish, Prior shimmies across his stumps and defends

128.4

Taylor to Prior, no run, half forward, inside edge into his left leg and from there into the off side. A thinner nick and that would have smacked into his stumps as there was a big gap between bat and pad

128.5

Taylor to Prior, no run, pushed into the off side

128.6

Taylor to Prior, no run, good length, defensively pushed to cover to end a good workmanlike over

England 407/6   MJ Prior 1* (13b)

131.1

Benn to Prior, 1 run, turned from leg stump down to long leg

131.4

Benn to Prior, FOUR, short and wide, he steps back and cuts behind square and the ball fizzes across the ground for four

131.5

Benn to Prior, no run, forward and defended to extra cover

131.6

Benn to Prior, no run, more air, Prior waits and defends with the bat angled right over the ball

England 416/6   MJ Prior 6* (17b 1x4)

133.1

Benn to Prior, 2 runs, a lot of air, worked easily to square leg, Hinds is very slow to react and that allows them to come back for a second that shouldn't have been there

133.2

Benn to Prior, no run, gently pushed into the off side

133.3

Benn to Prior, no run, short and pushed through outside off, Prior aims to cut but misses

133.4

Benn to Prior, no run, worked very calmly to mid-on

133.5

Benn to Prior, no run, flighted, Prior pushes and defends, but that was more off the edge than the middle, a slight victory to the bowler

133.6

Benn to Prior, no run, much more confident defensive shot this time

England 418/6   MJ Prior 8* (23b 1x4)

134.4

Taylor to Prior, no run, back and pushed off his toes square on the off side

134.5

Taylor to Prior, no run, cuts him in half, smacks into his upper thigh but too high for any appeal

134.6

Taylor to Prior, 1 run, short and hooked with no conviction at all, and even less power ... the ball almost apologetically dribbles towards square leg and they take the run

England 420/6   MJ Prior 9* (26b 1x4)

135.1

Benn to Prior, no run, tossed up on leg stump and he tries to whack this to leg

135.2

Benn to Prior, no run, again he tries to work this to leg but can't time it

135.3

Benn to Prior, FOUR, there we go! That's a terrific shot - moving his feet, down the pitch, gives himself room and clobbers it over long-off

135.4

Benn to Prior, no run, stroked out to mid-off

135.5

Benn to Prior, 1 run, again pushes this out to cover

England 425/6   MJ Prior 14* (31b 2x4)

136.1

Edwards to Prior, 1 run, stands tall and clips it down to fine leg

136.4

Edwards to Prior, no run, down the leg side - seriously quick delivery. Had that been on target, he'd have been a goner

136.5

Edwards to Prior, no run, wide of the off stump, Prior leans into a crunching cut ... but clunks it straight into the ground

136.6

Edwards to Prior, no run, that's a belter from Edwards! Cuts back sharply on Prior who is beaten all ends up. Very, very close to losing his off stump there

England 427/6   MJ Prior 15* (35b 2x4)

137.5

Benn to Prior, 1 run, square driven out to the off side

England 429/6   MJ Prior 16* (36b 2x4)

139.1

Gayle to Prior, no run, yorker-length, dug out to the off side

139.2

Gayle to Prior, 1 run, a touch shorter, late-cut hard out to the off side

139.5

Gayle to Prior, FOUR, oh, he's timed that beautifully. Very wide, much quicker and back-cut for four

139.6

Gayle to Prior, no run, forward he comes to defend

England 440/6   MJ Prior 21* (40b 3x4)

140.2

Edwards to Prior, no run, nice line and length just outside off

140.3

Edwards to Prior, no run, defended on the back foot

140.4

Edwards to Prior, no run, swinging into his pads, he drives this to mid-on

140.5

Edwards to Prior, no run, quick and full and driven smartly and crisply but straight to mid-off

140.6

Edwards to Prior, no run, he's laced another square cut but straight to point

England 441/6   MJ Prior 21* (45b 3x4)

141.3

Benn to Prior, no run, ooh that's well bowled. On middle-and-leg this time, turning back into a fidgety Prior

141.4

Benn to Prior, 1 run, beaten in the flight here but his uppish drive falls short of deep extra cover

England 443/6   MJ Prior 22* (47b 3x4)

142.1

Nash to Prior, no run, angled across Prior who strokes it powerfully to cover

142.2

Nash to Prior, FOUR, what a shot! He is a brilliant cover-driver, Prior, and that's absolutely drilled for four

142.3

Nash to Prior, no run, cautiously defended this time

142.4

Nash to Prior, 1 run, late cut and very nearly drags this into his stumps! That was mighty close indeed

England 448/6   MJ Prior 27* (51b 4x4)

143.1

Benn to Prior, no run, tossed up on the off stump

143.2

Benn to Prior, FOUR, uppishly guided wide of the slip, down to third man. Really cleverly played, using the pace of the ball

143.3

Benn to Prior, FOUR, he's done it again, and this is even better. Rocks back to the leg side and back-cuts it wide down to third man. He plays that shot very well

143.4

Benn to Prior, no run, flicked to leg

143.5

Benn to Prior, 1 run

England 457/6   MJ Prior 36* (56b 6x4)

145.1

Benn to Prior, no run, short, Prior cuts to point

145.2

Benn to Prior, 2 runs, square driven hard and powerfully out to deep extra cover, and Sarwan does the fielding ... but he can't prevent two. Well run

145.3

Benn to Prior, 1 run, tossed up outside leg and it's flicked to leg

England 465/6   MJ Prior 39* (59b 6x4)

146.1

Nash to Prior, no run, guided out to cover

146.2

Nash to Prior, OUT, Prior tries to whack this over the top but skies it miles and miles in the air. Chanderpaul readies and steadies himself at mid-off to take an easy catch

MJ Prior c Chanderpaul b Nash 39 (84m 61b 6x4 0x6) SR: 63.93

England 467/7   MJ Prior 39 (61b 6x4)
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Feb 19, 2009

Fidel Edwards and Daren Powell guided their side to a memorable draw, West Indies v England, 3rd Test, 5th day, Antigua, February 19, 2009

Fidel Edwards and Daren Powell guided their side to a memorable draw

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Feb 19, 2009

Daren Powell was the unlikely hero with the bat for the West Indies, West Indies v England, 3rd Test, 5th day, Antigua, February 19, 2009

Daren Powell was the unlikely hero with the bat for the West Indies

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