The Wisden Trophy - 3rd Test

West Indies v England

Match drawn

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

0.1

Taylor to Strauss, no run, Taylor storms to the crease with an intent he was never able to muster on the North Sound sand, and that zips past a tentative edge

0.2

Taylor to Strauss, 1 run, full, threatening and late inswing, but Strauss gets well into line, and nudges his first run through the covers. Strauss is hanging well back in his crease so far

England 1/0   AJ Strauss 1* (2b)

1.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, wild down the leg-side, the radar is awry for the moment

1.2

Edwards to Strauss, FOUR, sweet stroke, a half-volley on the pads and tucked away

1.3

Edwards to Strauss, no run, on the pads again, but not timed

1.4

Edwards to Strauss, no run, leg-stump line but a touch straighter than before. Defended back down the wicket

1.5

Edwards to Strauss, no run, full and fast, swinging back in from just outside off stump, pushed firmly back to the bowler

1.6

Edwards to Strauss, FOUR, full again, too full, and that's a confident drive clean through the covers. Good value for runs on this wicket, as the ball bobbles over the (admittedly) rough outfield and away to the rope

England 11/0   AJ Strauss 9* (8b 2x4)

2.6

Taylor to Strauss, no run, good line, teasing outside off stump, and left alone well by a confident Strauss

England 12/0   AJ Strauss 9* (9b 2x4)

3.6

Edwards to Strauss, no run, so nearly a run-out! Strauss would have been stone-dead had the throw hit the stumps, but Powell's delicate lob from backward square leg went wide

England 15/0   AJ Strauss 9* (10b 2x4)

5.1

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, Powell drops it short, wide and Strauss cuts it hard and crisply backward of point for four. Excellent, controlled shot into the ground

5.2

Powell to Strauss, no run, not quite a bouncer but wide enough to be left alone. Strauss sways out of the way

5.3

Powell to Strauss, 1 run, punched off the back foot to mid-off who dives to his left and slips, parrying it

5.5

Powell to Strauss, no run, on the leg stump Strauss tucks him to square leg

5.6

Powell to Strauss, no run, good ball, swinging into the left-hander's middle stump and it's wisely dug out

England 25/0   AJ Strauss 14* (15b 3x4)

7.1

Powell to Strauss, no run, that's nasty! Real spice from Powell and it hits Strauss, ballooning to the huge figure of Benn in the gully. Strauss tried to duck out of the way and the ball came off his shoulder, but did it brush his glove? We'll never know, as TV replays aren't being used for this Test

7.2

Powell to Strauss, no run, defended on the front foot

7.3

Powell to Strauss, no run, sits up on Strauss who calmly defends on the back foot

7.4

Powell to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

7.5

Powell to Strauss, no run, good line and length, drawing Strauss forward who pats this to a short extra cover. "No no!" is the urgent cry

7.6

Powell to Strauss, no run, firmly driven back to Powell who does well to stop this in his follow-through. Very nicely timed by Strauss who is lining up his drives smartly

England 27/0   AJ Strauss 14* (21b 3x4)

8.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, better line this time, if a fraction too wide. Well left

8.5

Taylor to Strauss, FOUR, beautifully played - that's four. Nothing more than a checked little push by Strauss. He just planted the bat and, with perfect timing, the ball absolutely scorched past the bowler and left mid-on and mid-off looking a little daft

8.6

Taylor to Strauss, FOUR, four more! Poor ball on his legs, flicked and clipped through midwicket for four

England 36/0   AJ Strauss 22* (24b 5x4)

10.1

Gayle to Strauss, no run, good line. Nice and full, and it's defended

10.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, miles wide, down the leg side

10.3

Gayle to Strauss, no run, again down the leg side, Strauss nudges but can't take toll

10.4

Gayle to Strauss, FOUR, well that's a waste by Gayle. Short, wide and cut tremendously hard by Strauss for four

10.5

Gayle to Strauss, no run, Strauss leans into an elegant cover drive but finds extra cover

10.6

Gayle to Strauss, no run, good end to a disappointing over

England 40/0   AJ Strauss 26* (30b 6x4)

12.1

Gayle to Strauss, no run, on middle stump

12.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

12.3

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, here's the sweep! Sweeps it on the full, patting and paddling it around the corner

England 43/0   AJ Strauss 27* (33b 6x4)

13.1

Powell to Strauss, no run, quick! Immense bounce - almost tennis-ball bounce which zips past Strauss's attempted hook. He was incredibly late on it

13.2

Powell to Strauss, 1 run, a neat, tidy clip off his legs for a single

13.4

Powell to Strauss, no run, a play and a miss! The first, by my reckoning, this morning and it was beautifully bowler. West Indies have been guilty of dropping it a little too short, but that was a beauty

13.5

Powell to Strauss, no run, let alone this time

13.6

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, England reach their fifty, and pass the laughable 51-all-out in Jamaica, with a glorious off-drive by Strauss for four. Nothing more than a checked-drive, and it absolutely scorched past Powell for four

England 53/0   AJ Strauss 32* (38b 7x4)

14.6

Gayle to Strauss, no run, Strauss defends

England 54/0   AJ Strauss 32* (39b 7x4)

16.1

Gayle to Strauss, 2 runs, turn and bounce from Gayle and that very nearly carried to first slip

16.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, ooh big shout here! Gayle's loving this appeal as Strauss is rapped on the pads, but Harper says no

16.3

Gayle to Strauss, no run, firmly forward and defending

16.4

Gayle to Strauss, no run, angling into middle stump, it's smothered

16.5

Gayle to Strauss, no run, defended once more

16.6

Gayle to Strauss, no run, crisply driven but brilliantly saved by a diving Gayle to his left

England 56/0   AJ Strauss 34* (45b 7x4)

18.1

Gayle to Strauss, no run, on off stump, and cut/driven into the covers

18.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, fuller length, and defended with a big stride

18.3

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, too short, and cut hard past point. A sweeper is in place now

18.5

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, too short again, and that sits up and begs to be cut

England 61/0   AJ Strauss 36* (49b 7x4)

19.1

Benn to Strauss, no run, outside off, no turn to speak of, left alone

19.2

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, tucked into the leg-side

19.4

Benn to Strauss, 2 byes, misdirected, a quicker ball speared into the pads

19.5

Benn to Strauss, no run, outside off, no turn really. No stroke either

19.6

Benn to Strauss, no run, an ambitious slog-sweep from outside off stump. No contact, but plenty intent

England 65/0   AJ Strauss 37* (54b 7x4)

20.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, drawn forward to defend. This is flat

20.3

Gayle to Strauss, no run, probing, but no movement off the deck at all. It was turning square on the first morning at Sabina

20.4

Gayle to Strauss, no run, shorter, and cut hard, but into the ground

20.5

Gayle to Strauss, no run, big stride and defended again

20.6

Gayle to Strauss, no run, a tidy but unthreatening over. Gayle was drooling when he won the toss. He should have known better in hindsight. This is, for all the three-year neglect, still the ARG

England 66/0   AJ Strauss 37* (59b 7x4)

22.1

Benn to Strauss, no run, outside off and left alone

22.2

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, a dabbed sweep behind square for a handy single

22.5

Benn to Strauss, no run, tapped into the leg side with a bit of an "ooh" from the close field

22.6

Benn to Strauss, no run, nothing to work with there, and that's another over gone by

England 69/0   AJ Strauss 38* (63b 7x4)

24.1

Benn to Strauss, no run, forward and defended

24.2

Benn to Strauss, no run, nothing like the same purchase on offer on this wicket for Benn

24.3

Benn to Strauss, no run

24.4

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, down the wicket and driven hard into the covers, and there's a misfield as the ball bobbles. The fielders can't really be blamed, and nor can the groundsmen

England 74/0   AJ Strauss 39* (67b 7x4)

25.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, outside off and no stroke

25.2

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, on the hip and worked away firmly to backward square leg

England 75/0   AJ Strauss 40* (69b 7x4)

26.1

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, clipped past the square leg umpire as Benn drags this one short

26.4

Benn to Strauss, no run, better length, and another hint of turn

26.5

Benn to Strauss, FOUR, swept, and swept hard, Strauss was like a crouching tiger (sort of) as he dropped early in his stance and pounced his slog-sweep over the in-field

26.6

Benn to Strauss, 2 runs, back into the crease and defended backward of point to move to within a boundary of a well-earned fifty

England 87/0   AJ Strauss 47* (73b 8x4)

28.1

Benn to Strauss, no run, forward and defended solidly into the offside

28.2

Benn to Strauss, no run, outside off again, threatening to turn, but oh so gently

28.3

Benn to Strauss, no run, dropped! Short, Strauss swung into a wild cut but got a big top-edge, and Gayle at slip went for it one-handed but couldn't gather

28.4

Benn to Strauss, no run, solidly forward

28.5

Benn to Strauss, no run, defended again, Strauss is chastened

28.6

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, on the legs, and even without the stump mics, Benn's opinion of that delivery is plain for all the ground and listening public to hear

England 90/0   AJ Strauss 48* (79b 8x4)

29.1

Taylor to Strauss, no run, slower ball, and that one popped off the wicket and rapped Strauss on the gloves. That really got up sharply

29.2

Taylor to Strauss, no run, too wide to tempt a stroke, left alone

29.3

Taylor to Strauss, 2 runs, defended from the crease, takes a low edge and there's no third man. Up comes Strauss's half-century. He's almost got more runs in one innings than his entire team managed at Sabina Park. Good one skip

29.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, a modicum of seam movement, and played back down the wicket

29.5

Taylor to Strauss, 1 run, driven firmly down the ground, mid-off gets round to partially cut the stroke off

England 93/0   AJ Strauss 51* (84b 8x4)

30.1

Benn to Strauss, no run, pushed down the ground

30.2

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, into position early for the sweep and dinked through square leg. Strauss knows just how true this pitch is proving to be

30.4

Benn to Strauss, no run, driven into the covers but can't pick the gap

30.5

Benn to Strauss, no run, driven again, harder this time, but straight at the fielder

30.6

Benn to Strauss, no run, big shout, and umpire Harper says no. It would have been plumb but for the inside-edge, so good call

England 95/0   AJ Strauss 52* (89b 8x4)

32.1

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, tucked off the pads and down to fine leg

England 96/0   AJ Strauss 53* (90b 8x4)

33.1

Taylor to Strauss, no run, drawn forward and defended

33.2

Taylor to Strauss, no run, nudged to gully

33.3

Taylor to Strauss, no run, outside off stump, and no stroke offered

33.4

Taylor to Strauss, 1 no ball, another overstep

33.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, outside off and left alone again. Better rhythm, but this pitch is offering next to nothing

33.5

Taylor to Strauss, no run, width and through to the keeper

33.6

Taylor to Strauss, no run, Taylor continues to plough a furrow outside off stump. West Indies are entering a holding pattern now, and Gayle doubtless feels duped

England 97/0   AJ Strauss 53* (97b 8x4)

34.4

Benn to Strauss, SIX, wonderful strike, width outside off, two steps down the track and a clean swing of the blade. That sails over the ropes

34.5

Benn to Strauss, no run, sharp spin this time, "yes Benny" declares the keeper

34.6

Benn to Strauss, no run, tucked off the pads to square leg

England 104/0   AJ Strauss 59* (100b 8x4 1x6)

35.3

Taylor to Strauss, no run, outside off and left alone

35.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, a good one which cuts away from Strauss, but he hides the bat behind the line

35.5

Taylor to Strauss, no run, ignored outside off

35.6

Taylor to Strauss, no run, again left alone

England 105/0   AJ Strauss 59* (104b 8x4 1x6)

36.4

Benn to Strauss, no run, on middle-and-leg, Strauss pats it

36.5

Benn to Strauss, no run, that's an excellent length but Strauss is calmly forward, deadening the spin

36.6

Benn to Strauss, no run, and it's blocked off the back foot

England 110/0   AJ Strauss 59* (107b 8x4 1x6)

37.3

Taylor to Strauss, no run, on the off stump, crisply driven straight to mid-off

37.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, ignored outside off

37.5

Taylor to Strauss, no run, lovely looking drive but again he finds mid-off

37.6

Taylor to Strauss, no run, on middle-and-leg, patted on the back foot

England 111/0   AJ Strauss 59* (111b 8x4 1x6)

38.3

Gayle to Strauss, no run, smart-looking drive but straight to cover

38.4

Gayle to Strauss, FOUR, but Gayle tosses this one up, inviting the drive, and Strauss accepts with glee. Half a step down the pitch, driving it powerfully for four. Monstrous

38.5

Gayle to Strauss, no run, driven calmly back to the bowler

38.6

Gayle to Strauss, no run, good ball outside off but Strauss - who's looking so determined today - refuses to be tempted

England 116/0   AJ Strauss 63* (115b 9x4 1x6)

39.4

Hinds to Strauss, 1 run, that's a fine save by Smith at cover-point, diving to his leftright. That was four, all over

39.6

Hinds to Strauss, no run, clipped to leg

England 119/0   AJ Strauss 64* (117b 9x4 1x6)

41.1

Hinds to Strauss, no run, quicker, flatter, wider and left alone

41.2

Hinds to Strauss, 1 run, only slightly shorter, but he held this back a little too and Strauss paddled it through midwicket

41.4

Hinds to Strauss, no run, this scoots low outside off

41.5

Hinds to Strauss, 1 run, square-driven outside off

England 122/0   AJ Strauss 66* (121b 9x4 1x6)

42.1

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, drilled to cover

England 123/0   AJ Strauss 67* (122b 9x4 1x6)

43.1

Hinds to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump and padded away

43.2

Hinds to Strauss, no run, cut very hard to point. But straight to point

43.3

Hinds to Strauss, no run, Strauss works this to mid-on

43.4

Hinds to Strauss, 1 run, nurdled to square leg

England 128/1   AJ Strauss 68* (126b 9x4 1x6)

44.1

Gayle to Strauss, no run, Strauss leans forward into this defensive

44.2

Gayle to Strauss, no run, off the back foot, blocked

44.3

Gayle to Strauss, no run, drifting into Strauss who pushes it back to Gayle

44.4

Gayle to Strauss, no run, Strauss rocks back into his favoured cut stroke but again can't beat point

44.5

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, and a run at last as Strauss drops this short of midwicket

England 129/1   AJ Strauss 69* (131b 9x4 1x6)

45.1

Hinds to Strauss, no run, quicker, a touch flatter, and defended

45.2

Hinds to Strauss, 1 run, fuller and faster this time, but Strauss walks into this nuggety flick to midwicket and sets off for a single

England 130/1   AJ Strauss 70* (133b 9x4 1x6)

46.1

Gayle to Strauss, no run, blocked off the back foot

46.2

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss rocks back to cut

England 133/1   AJ Strauss 71* (135b 9x4 1x6)

47.1

Hinds to Strauss, no run, too wide and ignored

47.2

Hinds to Strauss, no run, short, Strauss cuts and only just short of point

47.3

Hinds to Strauss, FOUR, so close! A huge slice of luck for Strauss as he goes back and cuts this almost out of Ramdin's gloves. Gayle, the lone slip, didn't see it (and to be fair, he wouldn't have caught that). Races away for four

47.4

Hinds to Strauss, 1 run, cut out to cover

England 142/1   AJ Strauss 76* (139b 10x4 1x6)

48.1

Gayle to Strauss, no run, defensively prodded

48.2

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, moves nicely into this off-drive, stroking it to long-off

48.4

Gayle to Strauss, no run, drilled to Chanderpaul at extra cover who dives spectacularly to save four

48.5

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, a little dance down the pitch and mid-on pulls out the dive

England 147/1   AJ Strauss 78* (143b 10x4 1x6)

49.1

Hinds to Strauss, no run, short of a length, whipped around the corner

49.2

Hinds to Strauss, no run, Strauss remains static at the crease and completely ignores this teaser outside off

49.3

Hinds to Strauss, no run, impressive, quick hands here as he punches this off the back foot

49.4

Hinds to Strauss, no run, down the wicket, Strauss laces this hard but Hinds dives to his right and saves four. Excellent work!

49.5

Hinds to Strauss, no run, turned to leg

49.6

Hinds to Strauss, no run, blocked

England 147/1   AJ Strauss 78* (149b 10x4 1x6)

50.4

Powell to Strauss, 1 run, lovely timing and he hits it into the ground, allowing the bowler to parry it to mid-off

England 149/1   AJ Strauss 79* (150b 10x4 1x6)

51.1

Hinds to Strauss, no run, artistically defended on the back foot

51.2

Hinds to Strauss, no run, industrially blocked

51.3

Hinds to Strauss, FOUR, shot! Again he uses his feet, dancing down the pitch like it's 2005, and clatters this with a lovely free-flowing drive over long-on

51.4

Hinds to Strauss, 2 runs, ooh outside edge! Hello! That too could've ended up at slip, had there been more than just one

51.5

Hinds to Strauss, no run, solidly forward, defending

51.6

Hinds to Strauss, 1 run, sits back in the crease and whips it to leg

England 160/1   AJ Strauss 86* (156b 11x4 1x6)

52.1

Powell to Strauss, no run, angled across the left-hander

52.2

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, what a stroke that is. My word. On the face of it, it was a lazy, uninterested pull around the corner but he absolutely nailed it. Monstrous timing

52.3

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, shot of the day for me. That's pure elegance, leaning into this wonderful off-drive for four which scorches past mid-off

52.4

Powell to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone. Better length, at least

52.5

Powell to Strauss, no run, driven out to cover

52.6

Powell to Strauss, no run, ignored outside off

England 168/1   AJ Strauss 94* (162b 13x4 1x6)

53.5

Hinds to Strauss, 1 run, paddled around the corner where fine-leg scampers around to save some fat runs

England 170/1   AJ Strauss 95* (163b 13x4 1x6)

54.1

Powell to Strauss, no run, angled across the left-handed Strauss who shuffles back before deciding against playing

54.2

Powell to Strauss, no run, leans into this drive, clumping it to cover. No power or timing; a defensive nudge

54.3

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, that is a strong, authoritative shot and a powerful pull. That's Strauss in 2004 there, pulling this wider ball through mid-on

54.4

Powell to Strauss, 2 runs, he flicks this around the corner for two and immediately roars his delight! He flicks his bat in celebration to the dressing room and that's one of the most important hundreds he will ever make, and one of his more elegant too

54.5

Powell to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

54.6

Powell to Strauss, 1 run, inside edged to the leg side

England 177/1   AJ Strauss 102* (169b 14x4 1x6)

55.1

Hinds to Strauss, no run, outside off and ignored

55.2

Hinds to Strauss, 1 run, paddled to deep midwicket

55.4

Hinds to Strauss, 1 run, walks into a drive to long-on

England 180/1   AJ Strauss 104* (172b 14x4 1x6)

56.1

Benn to Strauss, no run, too full, too quick, and too wide

56.2

Benn to Strauss, no run, better line on off stump, Strauss clips to short midwicket

56.3

Benn to Strauss, no run, on leg stump, nurdled

56.4

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, gorgeous, effortless drive out to the sweeper on the boundary but only for a single

England 181/1   AJ Strauss 105* (176b 14x4 1x6)

58.1

Benn to Strauss, no run, outside off, Strauss lunges forward before ignoring it

58.2

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, worked on the full to long-on

England 189/1   AJ Strauss 106* (178b 14x4 1x6)

59.1

Hinds to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

59.2

Hinds to Strauss, 1 run, shorter, allowing Strauss to cut

England 191/1   AJ Strauss 107* (180b 14x4 1x6)

60.1

Benn to Strauss, FOUR, another four. Runs really flowing here for England. Benn floated it on middle-and-leg, but there's little turn and little bounce. Strauss went down on one knee, thought about proposing, before whacking it over midwicket

60.2

Benn to Strauss, no run, nudged to leg

60.3

Benn to Strauss, no run, an absolute howler by Benn which, for some reason, isn't called a wide despite it being fired two feet down the leg side

60.4

Benn to Strauss, FOUR, I'm afraid this is poor bowling. It's too straight - he's not forcing him to drive through the covers. Strauss heaves him over the vacant deep midwicket region for another fat four

60.5

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, short, again too straight, and Strauss this time clips it off his hip

England 206/1   AJ Strauss 116* (185b 16x4 1x6)

61.1

Hinds to Strauss, no run, Strauss blocks

61.2

Hinds to Strauss, no run, head over the ball, Strauss defends

61.3

Hinds to Strauss, no run, back in his crease, head over the ball, it's firmly defended

61.4

Hinds to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump - a teaser which Strauss doesn't even think about playing

61.5

Hinds to Strauss, no run, off the back foot, blocked

61.6

Hinds to Strauss, no run, forward and defending

England 206/1   AJ Strauss 116* (191b 16x4 1x6)

63.1

Hinds to Strauss, no run, over the wicket, into the rough, and defended

63.2

Hinds to Strauss, no run, a bit of width for the cut, but not quite timed

63.3

Hinds to Strauss, no run, forward and defended

63.4

Hinds to Strauss, FOUR, swung away, and slapped straight over midwicket. That's a cracking strike. England have been plotting at tea, quite clearly

63.5

Hinds to Strauss, 2 runs, width, and dabbed backward of square

63.6

Hinds to Strauss, 1 run, on the hips and nudged for a single. What a rollicking resumption from England

England 223/1   AJ Strauss 123* (197b 17x4 1x6)

64.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, width outside off and no stroke

64.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, outside off stump and no stroke offered

64.3

Edwards to Strauss, no run, standing up to drive through the off side, aggressive intent, but straight to the field

64.4

Edwards to Strauss, no run, that's a better ball, a late swinging attempted yorker. Strauss digs it out, but he was briefly surprised

64.5

Edwards to Strauss, no run, width outside off stump, but no stroke offered

64.6

Edwards to Strauss, no run, outside off, left alone again

England 223/1   AJ Strauss 123* (203b 17x4 1x6)

65.3

Hinds to Strauss, no run, defended from the crease

65.4

Hinds to Strauss, no run, a couple of steps down the wicket, but defended as an afterthought

65.5

Hinds to Strauss, 1 run, width, and cut hard to point

England 225/1   AJ Strauss 124* (206b 17x4 1x6)

66.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, blocked off the back foot

66.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, cover-driven without intent or power

66.3

Edwards to Strauss, no run, now then - that's a bit worrying. Outside the off stump, on a good length, and it scudded through like a pea roller

66.4

Edwards to Strauss, 4 byes, and again! And four this time! Two absolute grubbers. Edwards is wearing a rueful grin on his face, but they were both wide deliveries...had they been on target, Strauss would've been a goner

66.5

Edwards to Strauss, no run, this one carries through nicely to Ramdin

66.6

Edwards to Strauss, no run, nice delivery, just shaping back into the winning left-hander who cautiously defends

England 229/1   AJ Strauss 124* (212b 17x4 1x6)

67.4

Hinds to Strauss, FOUR, Hinds is being milked like a cow with an oversized udder. Too straight, and Strauss just paddles him around the corner

67.5

Hinds to Strauss, 1 run, a lovely late-cut - sign of a man in fine form

England 239/1   AJ Strauss 129* (214b 18x4 1x6)

68.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, short of a length, punched off the back foot

68.2

Edwards to Strauss, 2 runs, down the leg side and a slow, lifeless delivery which he tucks around the corner

68.3

Edwards to Strauss, 2 runs, oh dear. That's pretty poor from Powell, nutmegged by an elegant but not very powerful drive by Strauss

68.4

Edwards to Strauss, no run, another strong drive by Strauss to Sarwan, who fields it with a long barrier ... before casting a glance to his team-mate Powell on his left

68.5

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, on middle-and-leg, turned with a flick of the wrists

England 244/1   AJ Strauss 134* (219b 18x4 1x6)

69.1

Nash to Strauss, no run, just a touch of bounce here, which is a surprise given how small Nash is

69.2

Nash to Strauss, 1 run, busy, industrious run-up and he lands this on middle, Strauss whips to leg

England 245/1   AJ Strauss 135* (221b 18x4 1x6)

70.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, a shorter delivery which doesn't climb, owing to Edwards' slingy action, and Strauss sways out of the way

70.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, Strauss forward-defends this to cover

70.3

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, a loose, tired-looking hook to a bouncer and he's quite lucky that it fell into no-man's land. Decent delivery from Edwards

70.6

Edwards to Strauss, 2 runs, clipped to leg

England 249/1   AJ Strauss 138* (225b 18x4 1x6)

71.3

Nash to Strauss, 1 run, another easy run, just dropped out to midwicket

England 251/1   AJ Strauss 139* (226b 18x4 1x6)

72.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, full-toss outside off, stroked into the covers

72.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, on the back foot, pushed into the covers

72.3

Edwards to Strauss, no run, a bouncer, Strauss flinches but that sails clean over his head

72.4

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, wow, that was close. Short again, and Strauss under-edges his pull inches past off stump. There was a click as the ball hit the turf, and for a moment I thought he'd played on

England 252/1   AJ Strauss 140* (230b 18x4 1x6)

74.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, wide outside off from round the wicket. A steady period of consolidation, let's call this

74.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, well wide of off stump - almost wide enough to be called a wide in fact. But in the end, it's not quite wide enough, but still too wide to tempt a stroke. Wide, basically

74.3

Edwards to Strauss, no run, short, and ducked

74.4

Edwards to Strauss, 1 run, faster and straighter, and a grateful Strauss pulls coolly behind square

England 254/1   AJ Strauss 141* (234b 18x4 1x6)

75.1

Nash to Strauss, no run, defended solidly

75.2

Nash to Strauss, no run, on off stump, and driven straight back to the bowler

75.3

Nash to Strauss, no run, forward and defended into the covers

75.4

Nash to Strauss, no run, shorter and swished at, but Strauss can't connect properly

75.5

Nash to Strauss, FOUR, he's connected this time, but very nearly holes out to midwicket! Sarwan was the man, not Benn alas, and that clears his leap by a foot

75.6

Nash to Strauss, FOUR, short again and that's poor bowling. Strauss is into position in a flash and pulling hard behind square leg

England 262/1   AJ Strauss 149* (240b 20x4 1x6)

77.1

Nash to Strauss, no run, outside off and keeps low again. I wonder if that's the infamous centre circle coming into play?

77.2

Nash to Strauss, 1 run, that'll do, a dink into the leg-side, and that's a coolly acknowledged ton-and-a-half

England 263/1   AJ Strauss 150* (242b 20x4 1x6)

78.1

Taylor to Strauss, no run, outside off again, left alone

78.2

Taylor to Strauss, no run, wide again but Strauss is seeing it well enough to have a thrash. Cover intercepts though

78.3

Taylor to Strauss, no run, defended on off stump

78.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, driven into the covers

78.5

Taylor to Strauss, no run, short, and well ducked

78.6

Taylor to Strauss, FOUR, full, in the slot, and driven superbly through the covers. He is cooking on gas now

England 271/1   AJ Strauss 154* (248b 21x4 1x6)

79.5

Nash to Strauss, no run, firmly behind this on the back foot

79.6

Nash to Strauss, FOUR, ooh close! So close to inside-edging that onto his leg-stump. That was mighty close; I reckon it just shaved the stumps, too. You could hear a noise from the stump mic

England 276/1   AJ Strauss 158* (250b 22x4 1x6)

80.3

Taylor to Strauss, no run, a bouncer which is evaded easily

80.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, angled out to the off side

80.5

Taylor to Strauss, no run, decent pace, but a touch wide and comfortably left alone

80.6

Taylor to Strauss, no run, driven out to point

England 277/2   AJ Strauss 158* (254b 22x4 1x6)

82.1

Taylor to Strauss, no run, short of a length, Strauss mis-times this pull to mid-on

82.2

Taylor to Strauss, no run, good delivery on (or thereabouts) off stump, to which Strauss defends carefully on the tips of his toes

82.3

Taylor to Strauss, no run, too wide. Much too wide

82.4

Taylor to Strauss, no run, a slight hint of swing into Strauss who shapes a lovely off-drive

82.5

Taylor to Strauss, no run, caution is the word of the hour, and Strauss is very watchful behind this off-stump delivery

82.6

Taylor to Strauss, no run, blocked once more

England 277/2   AJ Strauss 158* (260b 22x4 1x6)

84.1

Taylor to Strauss, FOUR, well, bit of luck here. A flay outside off and it took the toe end of the bat, scudding along the ground to third man. Strauss smiles. Taylor glares

84.2

Taylor to Strauss, 1 run, a single in the offing as Strauss drops this out to cover

England 282/2   AJ Strauss 163* (262b 23x4 1x6)

85.1

Benn to Strauss, no run, "Bowling Benny" is the applauded cry from Ramdin as Strauss defends this sharply turning ball outside off

85.2

Benn to Strauss, 1 run, whipped off his hip

85.4

Benn to Strauss, no run, pushed off the back foot

85.5

Benn to Strauss, no run, square driven to Smith's left at point, who is athletic and swift to prevent the single

85.6

Benn to Strauss, FOUR, bosh! That'll do. A gift from Benn, Strauss skips down the pitch, opens himself up and hits him inside out for four through cover. Twang

England 290/2   AJ Strauss 168* (267b 24x4 1x6)

86.3

Powell to Strauss, no run, cuts back into him and he defends

86.4

Powell to Strauss, no run, a scudder! A pea-roller but wide of the stumps

86.5

Powell to Strauss, no run, good line, but Strauss just hides his bat behind the line

86.6

Powell to Strauss, no run, blocked to mid-off

England 291/2   AJ Strauss 168* (271b 24x4 1x6)

88.5

Powell to Strauss, no run, miles too wide again. Ramdin takes it in front of first slip

88.6

Powell to Strauss, 1 run, on middle-and-leg, flicked to leg

England 295/2   AJ Strauss 169* (273b 24x4 1x6)

89.1

Edwards to Strauss, no run, Strauss, well back in his crease, waits and waits before blocking off the back foot

89.2

Edwards to Strauss, no run, a tempter just outside off which is left alone. Good line and length though

89.3

Edwards to Strauss, no run, Strauss has thrown the kitchen sink at that and the result? A big, round nought. The man at cover was in the way

89.4

Edwards to Strauss, no run, steps forward before shouldering arms

89.5

Edwards to Strauss, OUT, got him! Strauss departs to a lazy, slightly tired stroke to a quicker bouncer. Banged in on middle-and-leg, he went to hook and it looped meekly as Edwards scooped an easy return catch

AJ Strauss c & b Edwards 169 (346m 278b 24x4 1x6) SR: 60.79

England 295/3   AJ Strauss 169 (278b 24x4 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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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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