The Wisden Trophy - 3rd Test

West Indies v England

Match drawn

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

42.3

Gayle to Shah, FOUR, short, wide and four! Bang! Cut with class and power and timing

42.4

Gayle to Shah, no run, flicked to leg

42.5

Gayle to Shah, no run, Shah is miles back in his crease, defending with both feet pointing back at Gayle

42.6

Gayle to Shah, no run, lets this one go down the leg side

England 127/1   OA Shah 4* (4b 1x4)

43.5

Hinds to Shah, no run, prodded back to the bowler

43.6

Hinds to Shah, no run, defended solidly on the front foot

England 128/1   OA Shah 4* (6b 1x4)

44.6

Gayle to Shah, no run, he's back and defending this under his nose

England 129/1   OA Shah 4* (7b 1x4)

45.3

Hinds to Shah, no run, left alone outside off

45.4

Hinds to Shah, no run, lunges forward and prods to mid-off

45.5

Hinds to Shah, no run, there's evidence of Shah's Pakistani roots. He went for a drive then realised he was early on it, so held back the stroke and let the bat twist in his hands so he played it squarer

45.6

Hinds to Shah, 2 runs, opens the face again, guiding it out to the off side

England 132/1   OA Shah 6* (11b 1x4)

46.3

Gayle to Shah, no run, Shah's forward

46.4

Gayle to Shah, no run, shuffles to the off side and tries to nudge to leg

46.5

Gayle to Shah, FOUR, short, wide and cut hard into the ground - so hard that it beats point. Just opened the face at the last moment. Wonderful shot really

46.6

Gayle to Shah, no run, defended on the back foot

England 137/1   OA Shah 10* (15b 2x4)

47.5

Hinds to Shah, 2 runs, this is short and slapped by Shah

47.6

Hinds to Shah, no run, confidently defended on the front foot

England 144/1   OA Shah 12* (17b 2x4)

48.3

Gayle to Shah, 1 run, head right over the ball, Shah makes the most of this straight delivery to work it to leg. "Yah!" is the cry as they steal another single

48.6

Gayle to Shah, no run, he's absolutely hammered this, Shah, but straight to extra cover

England 147/1   OA Shah 13* (19b 2x4)

50.1

Powell to Shah, no run, Shah is cautious in defence to this pensionably slow delivery outside off

50.2

Powell to Shah, no run, a solid forward defence

50.3

Powell to Shah, 1 run, bat twists in his hand here as he tried to drive through cover, the ball squeezing to midwicket

50.5

Powell to Shah, FOUR, that's a horrible delivery. A complete waste on this pitch. Short, wide of the off stump and Shah pulled it through midwicket. He could've hit that pretty much anywhere

50.6

Powell to Shah, no run, again his bottom hand comes into play as this ends up at mid-on

England 153/1   OA Shah 18* (24b 3x4)

53.1

Hinds to Shah, no run, well played! Great ball from Hinds which spits away from Shah who, with those ridiculously flexible wrists, somehow kept it out

53.2

Hinds to Shah, no run, nudged to leg

53.3

Hinds to Shah, no run, another good ball which forces Shah into a cautious defence on the back foot

53.4

Hinds to Shah, 1 run, flicked around the corner

53.6

Hinds to Shah, no run, blocked on the front foot

England 170/1   OA Shah 19* (29b 3x4)

55.3

Hinds to Shah, 1 run, flicked by Shah to midwicket

55.5

Hinds to Shah, no run, flighted on middle. Shah stabs it out

55.6

Hinds to Shah, no run, on leg, defended

England 180/1   OA Shah 20* (32b 3x4)

56.5

Benn to Shah, 2 runs, outside leg, Shah stabs it down to fine-leg. Plays spin so well, Shah - just jabs his bat and uses the angle and spin of the ball. Lets the ball come to him

56.6

Benn to Shah, 1 run, foot forward to the pitch of the ball, he turns his wrists and steals a single. And the strike

England 184/1   OA Shah 23* (34b 3x4)

57.1

Hinds to Shah, no run, cracked to leg

57.2

Hinds to Shah, no run, opens the face and glides it out to point

57.3

Hinds to Shah, FOUR, right in the block and Shah cannot resist this. There's no one behind the bowler, or the umpire, and he deposits it for four. Strong, confident stroke

57.4

Hinds to Shah, no run, faster this time, and he blocks

57.5

Hinds to Shah, no run, well bowled on off stump

57.6

Hinds to Shah, no run, again, good comeback by Hinds and it's defended

England 188/1   OA Shah 27* (40b 4x4)

58.3

Benn to Shah, no run, smothers the spin on the front foot

58.4

Benn to Shah, no run, an extravagant leave by Shah! Huge stride down the pitch, then draws his bat inside the line ala Jack Russell

58.5

Benn to Shah, 1 no ball, nudged to leg

58.5

Benn to Shah, no run, Shah is forward and defending. And, also, nodding. He nods a lot

58.6

Benn to Shah, no run, prodded to leg

England 190/1   OA Shah 27* (45b 4x4)

59.3

Hinds to Shah, 2 runs, a check-drive and the dodgy, corrugated outfield beats the man at short-extra

59.4

Hinds to Shah, no run, nicely bowled. A very good length forcing the right hander forward

59.5

Hinds to Shah, no run, on middle-and-leg this time, turned to short-leg. No intent behind the stroke

59.6

Hinds to Shah, FOUR, shot! Shah was so quick to pounce on that, half-slapping half-driving it through cover. Inventive cricket

England 197/1   OA Shah 33* (49b 5x4)

60.6

Benn to Shah, no run, full toss, defended to mid-on

England 206/1   OA Shah 33* (50b 5x4)

62.1

Benn to Shah, no run, full length and driven hard into the covers, Chanderpaul fields well

62.2

Benn to Shah, no run, turned off the hip into the leg-side

62.3

Benn to Shah, SIX, bosh, that's a statement! In the slot, and slotted straight over the bowler's head and into the crowd!

62.4

Benn to Shah, FOUR, swish bang! Straight down the ground, through the line, along the ground. Top biffing

62.5

Benn to Shah, no run, an aggressive forward defence to follow, if that makes sense. Fully forward, but not quite there for the shot

62.6

Benn to Shah, no run, pushed into the off side, and that's an emphatic resumption

England 216/1   OA Shah 43* (56b 6x4 1x6)

65.1

Hinds to Shah, no run, forward and defended

65.2

Hinds to Shah, 1 run, worked into the gap, and through they go

65.6

Hinds to Shah, no run, a bit of extra lift on off stump has Shah removing a glove from his bat handle, but that's safely negotiated

England 225/1   OA Shah 44* (59b 6x4 1x6)

67.1

Hinds to Shah, FOUR, shot. Inside out goes Shah, lofting him over extra cover

67.2

Hinds to Shah, no run, better ball on off stump which is defended

67.3

Hinds to Shah, 1 run, slapped out through cover

67.6

Hinds to Shah, no run, ooh well bowled - just held that one up on Shah who was forced into a defensive prod

England 239/1   OA Shah 49* (63b 7x4 1x6)

68.6

Edwards to Shah, no run, firmly punched out to mid-off

England 244/1   OA Shah 49* (64b 7x4 1x6)

69.3

Nash to Shah, no run, left outside off

69.4

Nash to Shah, no run, again he leaves this alone. Touch of shape away

69.5

Nash to Shah, no run, Shah shoulders arms once more

69.6

Nash to Shah, no run, another extravagant leave by Shah to a little dibbly dobbler outside off

England 245/1   OA Shah 49* (68b 7x4 1x6)

70.4

Edwards to Shah, no run, Shah slaps this but, as so often happens, with his heavy bottom hand the bat twists and it's mistimed

70.5

Edwards to Shah, 1 run, pulled from well outside the off stump through midwicket for a single and there's his fifty

England 247/1   OA Shah 50* (70b 7x4 1x6)

71.1

Nash to Shah, no run, wide of the off stump. Shah shuffles across and flicks to leg

71.2

Nash to Shah, 1 run, again Shah is walking miles across to the off side before he flicks this to midwicket

71.4

Nash to Shah, no run, well, well wide of Shah's off stump. No need for him to play at that

71.5

Nash to Shah, no run, again left alone. No swing on offer for Nash

71.6

Nash to Shah, no run, slapped to mid-off

England 251/1   OA Shah 51* (75b 7x4 1x6)

72.5

Edwards to Shah, no run, banged in short, and Shah ducks comfortably enough

72.6

Edwards to Shah, 1 run, short, swung away off the hip, Shah keeps the strike and England march on

England 253/1   OA Shah 52* (77b 7x4 1x6)

73.1

Nash to Shah, no run, too wide, Shah chases but doesn't make contact

73.2

Nash to Shah, no run, across to that wide off stump line in a pre-meditated stride, but pushed straight into the covers

73.3

Nash to Shah, no run, more width, Shah is doing his best not to get frustrated

73.4

Nash to Shah, no run, left alone outside off stump

73.5

Nash to Shah, no run, still plugging away on an unreachable line. It's effective but not very pretty

73.6

Nash to Shah, no run, that one is close enough to block, and tails in a touch from outside off as well. A maiden over

England 253/1   OA Shah 52* (83b 7x4 1x6)

74.5

Edwards to Shah, no run, short, and a touch of uneven bounce as Shah leaves alone outside off stump

74.6

Edwards to Shah, no run, full and straight and a massive appeal, but that was conceivably sneaking down leg. At least Windies have got one past the bat

England 254/1   OA Shah 52* (85b 7x4 1x6)

76.1

Taylor to Shah, no run, full and straight, and defended

76.2

Taylor to Shah, no run, outside off, and Shah shoulders arms

76.3

Taylor to Shah, no run, short and a foot wide of off stump. Shah isn't tempted and through the ball goes

76.4

Taylor to Shah, no run, a whirl of the arms, and defended on off stump

76.5

Taylor to Shah, no run, back of a length but probing the top of off. Shah defends with a shuffle into line

76.6

Taylor to Shah, no run, another uneventful over ticks by. England have no obligation to rush, but West Indies urgently need a breakthrough

England 262/1   OA Shah 52* (91b 7x4 1x6)

77.3

Nash to Shah, no run, a big step across the crease and defended into the covers

77.4

Nash to Shah, no run, outside off stump again, defended resolutely

77.5

Nash to Shah, FOUR, sweet. A compact drive, straight down the ground. He's waited patiently for that

77.6

Nash to Shah, no run, outside off, no stroke this time. Another over notched up

England 267/1   OA Shah 56* (95b 8x4 1x6)

79.1

Nash to Shah, no run, on middle stump, Shah clouts it back to him

79.2

Nash to Shah, no run, prepares to absolutely murder this to cover but can only find mid-off. Gave it a fair old thwacking though

79.3

Nash to Shah, no run, good ball, cutting back into the right hander who defends

79.4

Nash to Shah, 1 run, cleverly played. He shuffled across to the off side, went back and pushed it off the back foot defensively before scampering through for a single.

England 272/1   OA Shah 57* (99b 8x4 1x6)

80.1

Taylor to Shah, OUT, a mix-up here and it's curtains for Shah! He came forward, dropping it out to cover and set off immediately but there was no communication with Strauss, and despite a dive, he was miles short

OA Shah run out 57 (141m 100b 8x4 1x6) SR: 57.00

England 276/2   OA Shah 57 (100b 8x4 1x6)
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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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