The Wisden Trophy - 3rd Test

West Indies v England

Match drawn

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

80.2

Taylor to Pietersen, 1 run, and he goes for the big, swinging yorker but Pietersen's off the mark with a clip off his toes

England 277/2   KP Pietersen 1* (1b)

81.1

Nash to Pietersen, no run, on middle-and-off, Pietersen shuffles across and tries to whip this to leg

81.2

Nash to Pietersen, no run, again, another whip to leg but he can't time it. That was remarkably slow, that delivery

81.3

Nash to Pietersen, no run, ignored outside off. Angled across him

81.4

Nash to Pietersen, no run, stands tall and punches this off the back foot

81.5

Nash to Pietersen, no run, cautiously defended

81.6

Nash to Pietersen, no run, and again it's wide of the off stump and left alone

England 277/2   KP Pietersen 1* (7b)

83.1

Benn to Pietersen, no run, with no feet movement, Pietersen pokes this out to the off side

83.2

Benn to Pietersen, no run, lunges forward and pokes this to leg

83.3

Benn to Pietersen, no run, well bowled. Good pace, on middle stump and Pietersen's right behind it

83.4

Benn to Pietersen, no run, a teaser, wide of the off stump, but KP will not be teased or tempted

83.5

Benn to Pietersen, no run, in the slot, clunked to mid-on

83.6

Benn to Pietersen, no run, flicked to short midwicket

England 277/2   KP Pietersen 1* (13b)

84.3

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen marches across the crease and shoulders arms

84.4

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, down the leg side and he loses his balance while trying to Flamingo Flick © ® TM him through midwicket

84.5

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, outside off, but again Pietersen will not be lured. It can't be long, though, surely?

84.6

Taylor to Pietersen, 2 runs, a full-toss turned to midwicket with a wristy flick

England 284/2   KP Pietersen 3* (17b)

85.3

Benn to Pietersen, 1 run, tossed up, way, way above Pietersen's eye line, but also way outside his leg stump

England 286/2   KP Pietersen 4* (18b)

86.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, a touch short and wide

86.2

Powell to Pietersen, 1 run, bangs this in and gets nothing in return. Pietersen rocks back and pulls it commandingly along the ground but straight to deep midwicket

England 291/2   KP Pietersen 5* (20b)

87.1

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, that's whacked him! Pietersen didn't pick that up at all. "I didn't see it" he said to Strauss. A bouncer, he just didn't see it and turned his back, the ball whacking him on the front arm

87.2

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, wide of the off stump

87.3

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 no ball, that pitched in the sun, and Pietersen jumped back nervously in defence - hopping backwards to try and make sure he got in line, which he did

87.3

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, fuller (pitching in the shadows) and Pietersen plays that more comfortably, defending it

87.4

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, flicked from outside off, but midwicket is short

87.5

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, well wide, swinging away

87.6

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, steals the strike with a push out to cover

England 293/2   KP Pietersen 6* (27b)

88.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, this comes out all wrong - wideish full toss which did swing in the air a little. Clumped to mid-off

88.2

Powell to Pietersen, no run, full on the off stump, Pietersen confidently and crisply drives this to mid-off who threatens to wing down the stumps

88.3

Powell to Pietersen, no run, good, tight delivery on the off stump. Pietersen presents the most solid of backward defensives

88.4

Powell to Pietersen, 1 run, short of a length and irritatingly straight. It's another easy single, tucked off his hip

England 294/2   KP Pietersen 7* (31b)

91.1

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, very full on the off stump and Pietersen digs this out with excellent timing. They only take a single, obviously, as Anderson's there to protect Pietersen ... however daft that seems

England 299/3   KP Pietersen 8* (32b)

92.1

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, a bit of a floaty loosener. Full length and straight enough, stroked out to cover

92.2

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, decent line and length but no great hostility just yet. Comfortably pushed to cover

92.3

Taylor to Pietersen, FOUR, that's a lovely stroke. On the spot for the drive again, and just pushed a fraction straighter, and there's no-one to cut that off. Totally unhurried, which is not how things were in the evening shadows last night

92.4

Taylor to Pietersen, 2 runs, tapped, easy as you like, into the leg side

92.5

Taylor to Pietersen, 1 run, fuller length, clipped to midwicket where a fumble gifts an extra run

England 308/3   KP Pietersen 15* (37b 1x4)

93.1

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, on the spot, outside off and defended with ease

93.2

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, on the pads, flicked firmly to fine leg. A pretty flat start from West Indies, to be honest. Pietersen is looking ominously composed already

93.4

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, short, and thumped, straight at square leg who parries it. Chanderpaul is the man, and that bounced inches in front of the fielder. Rolled his wrists just in time

England 311/3   KP Pietersen 17* (40b 1x4)

95.1

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, back-foot drive from Pietersen, pretty expansive, though why he's going back to that length is a mystery. Concerns about the pitch?

95.2

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, more comfortable defence this time

95.3

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, width, tempting width, and Pietersen's eyes light up, he's onto the back foot, and thrashing wildly outside off. That's the shot of filth I'd play in the nets. And sure enough he makes no contact

95.4

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, better this time, hopping back and across and flicking into the leg side. Still a little bit jumpy. He was far happier against Taylor

England 313/4   KP Pietersen 18* (44b 1x4)

96.1

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, full face of the blade, defended to extra cover

96.2

Taylor to Pietersen, no run, a hint of nip off the seam, Pietersen squeezes the ball out to midwicket with a loud "no!"

96.3

Taylor to Pietersen, 1 run, tip-and-run, had to hurry as mid-on swooped but that was a quick call and instant response. Good running

England 314/4   KP Pietersen 19* (47b 1x4)

97.1

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, real pace from Edwards, Pietersen uses his height to get behind the ball, but still didn't quite keep it down. No-one fielding close in on the off side, however, and that's perfectly safe

97.2

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, cracking delivery, Pietersen is hanging back in his crease and pushing loosely outside off once again. It was too wide to justify a stroke, but the pace has KP rattled at present

97.3

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, better shot, shorter and straighter, and Pietersen is a jack-in-the-box as he pops onto his toes and rides the ball into the leg-side

England 323/4   KP Pietersen 20* (50b 1x4)

98.1

Powell to Pietersen, 1 run, loosener on the pads, worked to midwicket. Lots of space out there

England 324/4   KP Pietersen 21* (51b 1x4)

99.1

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, width outside off, Pietersen contemplates a cut, but leaves alone in the end

99.2

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, good off stump line, defended to midwicket with an angled bat

99.3

Edwards to Pietersen, FOUR, flogged. That's the KP we know and gawp at. Short again, but Pietersen is quickly into position and pulls majestically in front of square

99.4

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, Harrier Jump Jet lift from that one. Pietersen briefly thinks of a second pull in consecutive balls, but instantly reconsiders as the ball scoots over his shoulder. Ramdin does well to gather

99.5

Edwards to Pietersen, 2 runs, dropped! There's the chance! It was a full-toss, and Pietersen was completely caught unawares. Pushed tentatively off the back foot, but Edwards in his followthrough couldn't steady himself

99.6

Edwards to Pietersen, no run, outside off and safely through to the keeper

England 338/4   KP Pietersen 27* (57b 2x4)

100.5

Powell to Pietersen, no run, that one definitely kept low, outside off and Pietersen hops into a hurried defence

100.6

Powell to Pietersen, no run, low again, and Pietersen makes a bit more of a meal of this one. It wasn't exactly a shooter

England 345/4   KP Pietersen 27* (59b 2x4)

101.4

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, full length, on the pads and worked away

England 351/4   KP Pietersen 28* (60b 2x4)

102.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, outside off and left alone

102.2

Powell to Pietersen, no run, slower ball, on a good length and half an appeal for lbw. Always going over

102.3

Powell to Pietersen, no run, squelch! That was right on the money ... and Pietersen almost does the splits in his followthrough to emphasise the point about where that hit him

102.4

Powell to Pietersen, 2 runs, worked off the pads to help ease the pain

102.5

Powell to Pietersen, no run, low bounce again, but well wide of off stump

102.6

Powell to Pietersen, no run, tight line to finish, went wider on the crease and defended in front of off stump

England 353/4   KP Pietersen 30* (66b 2x4)

103.6

Edwards to Pietersen, 1 run, another bouncer, and that's launched up and over the infield, but plops just short of deep backward square leg

England 359/4   KP Pietersen 31* (67b 2x4)

104.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen's out of his crease, shuffling forward and cautiously defending. Good line from Powell

104.2

Powell to Pietersen, no run, shuffles outside the off stump in an attempt to work him to leg. He prods at it

104.3

Powell to Pietersen, no run, shoulders arms outside off. A little too wide

104.4

Powell to Pietersen, no run, slower delivery outside off to which Pietersen comes forward, defending it carefully - head right over the ball

104.5

Powell to Pietersen, no run, better line and length attacking the off stump, and it's defended on the back foot

104.6

Powell to Pietersen, 1 run, jumps back and drops this to leg off his hip, calling Collingwood through. This'll be close if Smith's throw hits the stumps! A spectacular and successful dive and he's home, the judges rewarding him with 8/10

England 360/4   KP Pietersen 32* (73b 2x4)

105.1

Benn to Pietersen, no run, tossed up in the blockhole, Pietersen goes for a big drive but inside-edges it onto his boot

105.2

Benn to Pietersen, no run, flighted and defended

105.3

Benn to Pietersen, 1 run, pushes this full toss to long-on

England 361/4   KP Pietersen 33* (76b 2x4)

106.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, very full but, as ever with Powell, he can't combine a good line with a good length. Goes for an extravagant drive but mistimes it

106.2

Powell to Pietersen, no run, good line just outside off which is defended

106.3

Powell to Pietersen, no run, wide enough to be left alone

106.4

Powell to Pietersen, 2 runs, well that's taken a thickish outside edge. Pietersen was trying to drive that to mid-off but it's squeezed out through point

106.5

Powell to Pietersen, no run, angling back into the batsman who comes forward but is beaten by the bounce, the ball jarring into his midriff. Good delivery. Pietersen should've been back in his crease there

106.6

Powell to Pietersen, no run, left alone with a swivel outside off

England 363/4   KP Pietersen 35* (82b 2x4)

108.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, defended on the back foot

108.2

Powell to Pietersen, no run, down the leg side

108.3

Powell to Pietersen, FOUR, magnificent shot! The stroke of the morning. Much too full by Powell and Pietersen absolutely laced it through cover, down on one knee. He gave that some serious humpty

108.4

Powell to Pietersen, no run, driven back powerfully to Powell who only gets half a hand on it. He nevertheless shies at the stumps, despite not having the ball in his hand...scorned by that four last ball

108.5

Powell to Pietersen, no run, wide enough to be ignored

108.6

Powell to Pietersen, no run, a bouncer, ignored. Pietersen's grinning and laughing and trying to wind up Powell whose head is bowed. He's looking really short on confidence here

England 367/4   KP Pietersen 39* (88b 3x4)

110.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

110.2

Powell to Pietersen, no run, down the leg side and it bobbles off the pads. A desperate Powell half-appeals

110.3

Powell to Pietersen, 1 run, too straight and it's picked off to deep midwicket

110.6

Powell to Pietersen, no run, flicked to short midwicket

England 373/4   KP Pietersen 40* (92b 3x4)

112.1

Powell to Pietersen, no run, ooh that kept low - but not as low as Pietersen suggested. He does act up a bit...

112.2

Powell to Pietersen, no run, just outside off and again it keeps a touch low, but Pietersen's safe and solid in defence on the back foot

112.3

Powell to Pietersen, no run, wide of the crease from Powell and it angles into Pietersen who pumps it to mid-on - and a great save prevents four

112.4

Powell to Pietersen, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone comfortably ... albeit with over-extravagance

112.5

Powell to Pietersen, no run, and it passes harmlessly by once more

112.6

Powell to Pietersen, no run, driven out to cover

England 373/4   KP Pietersen 40* (98b 3x4)

113.2

Benn to Pietersen, no run, a non-spinning straight ball on off stump is defended

113.3

Benn to Pietersen, 1 run, drops this short and wide and Pietersen stands tall, rocking back slightly while he strokes it out to deep extra cover

113.6

Benn to Pietersen, no run, nudged to leg

England 376/4   KP Pietersen 41* (101b 3x4)

114.2

Powell to Pietersen, no run, slower ball, Pietersen is down the track and whipping this to leg - only just short of mid-on!

114.3

Powell to Pietersen, no run, ignored outside off

114.4

Powell to Pietersen, no run, short, wide and slapped but he mistimes it horribly. And is furious with himself. He cannot stand missing out on a scoring opportunity

114.5

Powell to Pietersen, no run, blocked again on the back foot

114.6

Powell to Pietersen, no run, calmly defended on the back foot

England 377/4   KP Pietersen 41* (106b 3x4)

116.6

Powell to Pietersen, FOUR, well, I'm afraid this is beyond disappointing. It's poor bowling. A full toss on middle-and-leg which Pietersen drills powerfully back down the ground for four

England 387/4   KP Pietersen 45* (107b 4x4)

117.4

Benn to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front foot

117.5

Benn to Pietersen, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, it's comfortably worked to long-on. England are milking Benn at the moment

England 389/4   KP Pietersen 46* (109b 4x4)

118.1

Hinds to Pietersen, no run, flatter delivery outside off

118.2

Hinds to Pietersen, 1 run, too straight. Nudged to leg for a jogged single

118.4

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

118.5

Hinds to Pietersen, no run, pushed out calmly to the off side

118.6

Hinds to Pietersen, no run, blocked to end the over and, indeed, the session

England 391/4   KP Pietersen 47* (114b 4x4)

119.3

Benn to Pietersen, no run, another quick single into the covers

119.4

Benn to Pietersen, no run, fuller length, outside off, defended

119.5

Benn to Pietersen, no run, a smidgeon of turn, but defended into the covers

119.6

Benn to Pietersen, no run, fuller length, and turned onto the full face of the bat

England 392/4   KP Pietersen 47* (118b 4x4)

121.1

Benn to Pietersen, no run, fully forward and driven hard into the covers

121.2

Benn to Pietersen, 1 run, width and slapped hard out to deep point

England 393/4   KP Pietersen 48* (120b 4x4)

122.1

Hinds to Pietersen, no run, an ambitious slog-sweep, well wide of off stump, and no contact

122.2

Hinds to Pietersen, no run, drawn forward to defend again

122.3

Hinds to Pietersen, no run

122.4

Hinds to Pietersen, no run, a premeditated sweep, Pietersen steps right across his stumps, and that's a huge appeal! Not out says umpire Harper

122.5

Hinds to Pietersen, no run, defended this time, with some measure of caution

122.6

Hinds to Pietersen, no run, forward again, and blocked firmly

England 395/4   KP Pietersen 48* (126b 4x4)

123.6

Benn to Pietersen, 1 run, driven back to the bowler

England 401/4   KP Pietersen 49* (127b 4x4)

124.1

Hinds to Pietersen, no run, loose drive into the off side

124.2

Hinds to Pietersen, no run, middle and off, forward to block

124.3

Hinds to Pietersen, 1 run, eased round the corner and loud applause before he's even started his amble down the track as that's his 13th Test fifty

124.5

Hinds to Pietersen, 1 run, dead batted, angled into the ground square on the off side for a quick and well-run single

England 404/4   KP Pietersen 51* (131b 4x4)

126.1

Taylor to Pietersen, OUT, and he strikes straight away, Pietersen goes back aiming to punch into the off side, the ball keeps a tad low and a thick inside edge slams into his leg stump, sending it sprawling

KP Pietersen b Taylor 51 (198m 132b 4x4 0x6) SR: 38.63

England 405/5   KP Pietersen 51 (132b 4x4)
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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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