The Wisden Trophy - 3rd Test

West Indies v England

Match drawn

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

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

5.4

Powell to Cook, 1 run, again nudged off the back foot and they scamper a single

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   DBL Powell 1-0-6-0

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   DBL Powell 2-1-6-0

9.1

Powell to Cook, no run, good ball on middle-and-off, with just a hint of swing back into the left-hander. Cook is forward and defending

9.2

Powell to Cook, no run, angled out to the off side

9.3

Powell to Cook, no run, dropped short and wide outside off and it's left alone

9.4

Powell to Cook, no run, good line and length but it's left alone on length. Well left it was, too

9.5

Powell to Cook, no run, slightly fuller, prodded out to cover

9.6

Powell to Cook, no run, good, tight line once more and it's defended cautiously with a roar of "nnnno!"

England 36/0   DBL Powell 3-2-6-0

11.1

Powell to Cook, no run, shapes back into Cook who awkwardly defends on the back foot, dropping it down by his feet

11.2

Powell to Cook, 2 runs, another four. No - two. Short and wide, it sat up at almost shoulder-height and Cook lashed it off the back foot

11.3

Powell to Cook, no run, left alone by Cook

11.4

Powell to Cook, no run, shaping back into Cook who's defending on the back foot

11.5

Powell to Cook, no run, blocked off the back foot

11.6

Powell to Cook, no run, confidently forward onto the front foot, Cook barn-doors this solidly

England 42/0   DBL Powell 4-2-8-0

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

13.3

Powell to Cook, 1 run, full, but outside off stump, and it's dug out to cover for a hastily-run single. Top running, that

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   DBL Powell 5-2-14-0

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

50.4

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

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   DBL Powell 6-2-20-0

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   DBL Powell 7-2-28-0

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   DBL Powell 8-2-35-0

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

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   DBL Powell 9-2-36-0

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

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   DBL Powell 10-2-38-0

90.1

Powell to Anderson, 2 runs, beautiful stroke by the nightwatchman, punching this elegantly off the back foot

90.2

Powell to Anderson, no run, edged short of Ramdin! Fine ball, drawing Anderson into a loose drive and it falls tantalisingly short of Ramdin's outstretched left hand

90.3

Powell to Anderson, no run, wasted, wide of the off stump

90.4

Powell to Anderson, no run, a fast bouncer, but easily evaded

90.5

Powell to Anderson, no run, shuffles back, carefully, and ignores it

90.6

Powell to Anderson, no run, nudged to leg

England 298/3   DBL Powell 11-2-40-0

98.1

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

98.2

Powell to Collingwood, FOUR, short, and too wide, and that's coolly cut away behind point. Three fine strokes, a drive, a pull and now a cut. He's up and running

98.3

Powell to Collingwood, no run, fuller length and a respectful defensive push back down the wicket

98.4

Powell to Collingwood, no run, full again, and Collingwood can't quite make full contact with his drive

98.5

Powell to Collingwood, FOUR, banged in short again, and Collingwood swings another boundary over his shoulder and away to fine leg. Valuable runs

98.6

Powell to Collingwood, no run, up in the slot, and driven out to midwicket

England 332/4   DBL Powell 12-2-49-0

100.1

Powell to Collingwood, 2 runs, short, and worked away

100.2

Powell to Collingwood, FOUR, short, and pulled fiercely through midwicket. That's poor from Powell and he's knows it

100.3

Powell to Collingwood, no run, full length and a better length, worked to midwicket

100.4

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, nudged off the hip, keeps a touch low

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   DBL Powell 13-2-56-0

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   DBL Powell 14-2-58-0

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   DBL Powell 15-2-59-0

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   DBL Powell 16-2-61-0

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   DBL Powell 17-2-65-0

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

110.4

Powell to Collingwood, no run, too wide. No need to play at that

110.5

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, goes for the yorker but it's dug out to mid-on - well run

110.6

Powell to Pietersen, no run, flicked to short midwicket

England 373/4   DBL Powell 18-2-67-0

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   DBL Powell 19-3-67-0

114.1

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, too straight, Collingwood turns it around the corner

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   DBL Powell 20-3-68-0

116.1

Powell to Collingwood, no run, full, spearing into Collingwood who digs it out

116.2

Powell to Collingwood, no run, good line, cutting back into Collingwood who forces it off the back foot

116.3

Powell to Collingwood, FOUR, well somehow Collingwood's reached it. It was threatening to land in first slip's lap, and he reached out to slap it powerfully through point. Timed it well, too

116.4

Powell to Collingwood, no run, good length at last by Powell and Collingwood defends

116.5

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, quality drive by Collingwood - really elegant cover drive but Chanderpaul, the old man, saves four with a desperate dive

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   DBL Powell 21-3-77-0

149.1

Powell to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off

149.2

Powell to Collingwood, no run, swinging into Collingwood, dug out again

149.3

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, flicked to leg for a quick single

149.4

Powell to Broad, no run, Stuart Broad - I don't know why I typed his full name - is back in his crease and defending with the straightest of bats

149.5

Powell to Broad, no run, lets this one pass by the off stump

149.6

Powell to Broad, no run, stroked off the back foot

England 483/7   DBL Powell 22-3-78-0

151.1

Powell to Collingwood, no run, pushed out to the off side

151.2

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, half-tracker on middle stump, Collingwood jumps back and drops it to leg

151.3

Powell to Broad, no run, ooh that's a fine stroke from broad to a wide, full delivery, but it's cracked straight to cover

151.4

Powell to Broad, no run, another defensive by Broad

151.5

Powell to Broad, FOUR, a huge, drunken cacophony rings around Antigua as Broad cracks this off the back foot for four. Short, wide - a very poor ball really - and Broad stood tall and cracked it square for four

151.6

Powell to Broad, 1 run, good cricket. Tucked off his hip and he steals the strike

England 490/7   DBL Powell 23-3-84-0

153.1

Powell to Broad, no run, right behind this, clunked out to cover

153.2

Powell to Broad, no run, driven out to the off side

153.3

Powell to Broad, no run, short of a length, goes for a pull but gets an inside edge

153.4

Powell to Broad, no run, left alone outside off

153.5

Powell to Broad, no run, punched off the back foot

153.6

Powell to Broad, 1 run, nudged out to the off side and he steals a single - and the strike! Again. Poor Collingwood's having to wait for his hundred here

England 496/7   DBL Powell 24-3-85-0

155.1

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, too straight. On middle, he just tucks it off his hip for a single

155.2

Powell to Broad, no run, a wild, woolly swish of the bat outside off

155.3

Powell to Broad, no run, good delivery on off stump, holding its line

155.4

Powell to Broad, no run, flashed to cover

155.5

Powell to Broad, SIX, good grief, that is an elegant and classy six by Broad. A slower ball and he thwanged it straight back over Powell's head. All timing and elegance

155.6

Powell to Broad, 1 run, inside edge there, though

England 506/7   DBL Powell 25-3-93-0

157.1

Powell to Broad, FOUR, too full, too straight, and thwacked cleanly through mid-on. Top striking young'un

157.2

Powell to Broad, no run, fuller length, and defended on off stump

157.3

Powell to Broad, FOUR, Powell comes in off a shortened run, but it makes no difference. Too much width, and that is flogged behind point

157.4

Powell to Broad, 1 run, unconventional but effective. An ugly hoick takes a top-edge and skews away to third man

157.5

Powell to Collingwood, 1 run, quick single, he'll have to hurry, and the throw comes in from midwicket. Rudi Koertzen is confident enough not to bother with the referral, and he's quite right too

157.6

Powell to Broad, no run, tapped out to point and finally Collingwood starts an over

England 519/7   DBL Powell 26-3-103-0
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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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