England tour of West Indies, 3rd Test: West Indies v England at St John's, Feb 15-19, 2009
Match drawn
15,16,17,18,19 February 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
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   FH Edwards 1-0-8-0
3.1

Edwards to Cook, no run, ripper, short, and zipped back with a roll of the fingers, over Cook's middle stump. There is life in this pitch, but no-one's quite sure what type yet

3.2

Edwards to Cook, 2 runs, full and on the toes, and clipped away well

3.3

Edwards to Cook, no run, banged in short, and Cook hops onto his toes to defend

3.4

Edwards to Cook, no run, width outside off stump and scoots through. This pitch is looking two-paced already. Which is not a criticism incidentally. I love two-paced pitches. Result wickets are the future of Test cricket

3.5

Edwards to Cook, 1 run, on the pads again, and clipped away again. Freebie runs for Cook, who hasn't yet convinced when the ball's been on the off side

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   FH Edwards 2-0-11-0
21.1

Edwards to Cook, no run, a change of ends for Edwards and that's vicious. Climbing into the gloves and Cook does well to keep that down.

21.2

Edwards to Cook, no run, slingy again, short of a length but not getting up this time. Defended with a hop off the back foot

21.3

Edwards to Cook, no run, hopping back and across, and fended into the gully. Spicier stuff from Edwards now, but still a very defensive field. A short leg might be handy for a start

21.4

Edwards to Cook, 1 no ball, good pace again, but an overstep

21.4

Edwards to Cook, no run, lifter on off stump, fenced into the gully with an open face and a hop

21.5

Edwards to Cook, no run, good line and length again, and good pace. Cook defends

21.6

Edwards to Cook, no run, pushed into the covers off the back foot

England 67/0   FH Edwards 3-0-12-0
23.1

Edwards to Cook, no run, slingy action, pitches leg and skids onto the middle of the bat, and clipped to midwicket

23.2

Edwards to Cook, no run, width outside off stump, and no stroke offered

23.3

Edwards to Cook, FOUR, short and pulled hard, but just short of square leg. It didn't get hold of that properly at all, but it's runs

23.4

Edwards to Cook, no run, fuller length, angled across the left-hander, and no stroke offered

23.5

Edwards to Cook, no run, fully forward, and defended

23.6

Edwards to Cook, no run, leg-stump line, hint of nip off the seam, and clipped to square leg

England 73/0   FH Edwards 4-0-16-0
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

25.3

Edwards to Cook, no run, outside off stump and left alone again

25.4

Edwards to Cook, no run, round the wicket, and defended back down the wicket

25.5

Edwards to Cook, FOUR, too short, and met superbly by a flashing blade. Cook saw that clean and early, and cut it hard in front of point for a lovely boundary

25.6

Edwards to Cook, no run, outside off stump, and Cook contemplates a drive but thinks better of it

England 79/0   FH Edwards 5-0-21-0
27.1

Edwards to Cook, no run

27.2

Edwards to Cook, no run, width outside off stump, and no stroke offered. That one really died after pitching

27.3

Edwards to Cook, no run, forward and defended

27.4

Edwards to Cook, no run, pad and bat together, pushed back down the pitch

27.5

Edwards to Cook, 2 runs, on the legs and clipped away through midwicket. That's been a real bread-and-butter shot for both batsmen today, which suggests that West Indies' lines have been all wrong

27.6

Edwards to Cook, no run, better line this time, tighter to the stumps, and left alone

England 89/0   FH Edwards 6-0-23-0
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   FH Edwards 7-1-23-0
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   FH Edwards 8-2-23-0
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

68.6

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

England 244/1   FH Edwards 9-2-28-0
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

70.4

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

70.6

Edwards to Strauss, 2 runs, clipped to leg

England 249/1   FH Edwards 10-2-32-0
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

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   FH Edwards 11-2-34-0
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

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   FH Edwards 12-2-35-0
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   FH Edwards 13-2-37-0
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

89.6

Edwards to Anderson, 1 run, nudged around the corner

England 296/3   FH Edwards 14-2-38-1
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

91.2

Edwards to Anderson, no run, too wide and comfortably left alone

91.3

Edwards to Anderson, no run, another bouncer which Anderson evades with ease. Edwards stares him down, his tongue peeking cheekily out of the right-hand-side of his mouth. A grin - or perhaps it's just wind - appears across his face. Anderson stares him down, choosing not to smile or enter into conversation

91.4

Edwards to Anderson, no run, fended off his hip

91.5

Edwards to Anderson, no run, on the off stump, it's squeezed out

91.6

Edwards to Anderson, 1 no ball, quick bouncer angled down into the gully

91.6

Edwards to Anderson, 1 wide, a massively short bounced...and too short. It's called a wide

91.6

Edwards to Anderson, no run, a swing and a miss outside off

England 301/3   FH Edwards 15-2-41-1
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

93.3

Edwards to Anderson, 1 run, slightly shorter and Anderson hops across his crease to clip his first run of the day to square leg. A bit of a slip and he nearly puts his heel into his stumps

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

93.5

Edwards to Anderson, OUT, that's the spot. The first wicket goes down as Edwards gets his line right, and Anderson pushes limply outside off. A simple catch for Ramdin, and that will perk the fielders up

JM Anderson c †Ramdin b Edwards 4 (21m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

93.6

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, so close! Collingwood didn't know anything about that, a tentative back-foot defensive shot gets big on him, and an edge balloons over the slips and out to no-man's land at third man

England 312/4   FH Edwards 16-2-45-2
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

95.5

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, outside off, short once again, and left alone through to the keeper

95.6

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, fuller and straighter, attacking the stumps, Collingwood plays a hurried clip into the leg side, and that's the end of a hostile over

England 313/4   FH Edwards 17-2-46-2
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

97.4

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, that's a fantastic nut. Short, venomous and straight at the visor. An approving roar rings out from the stands as Collingwood flaps his gloves in front of his face and somehow keeps the ball down

97.5

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, good thinking. Much fuller, and a good line outside off. Collingwood did well not to flinch a desperate drive at that one

97.6

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, on the pads to finish, and worked to square leg. A great over

England 323/4   FH Edwards 18-2-47-2
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   FH Edwards 19-2-53-2
101.1

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, outside off, and no stroke offered

101.2

Edwards to Collingwood, FOUR, cracking stroke, into position early and an otherwise awkward Edwards bouncer is swung away in the air to fine leg

101.3

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller length, and worked into the covers. That's the 350, and they were sent in as well

101.4

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

101.5

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, up in the slot and driven into the covers

101.6

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, banged in short to finish the over, and possibly his spell as well. Real pace and aggression, and he's deserved better than just the wicket of the nightwatchman

England 351/4   FH Edwards 20-2-59-2
103.1

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, fizzed down outside off stump

103.2

Edwards to Collingwood, FOUR, driven, in the air, but straight through the gap at second and third slip. No luck at all for Edwards

103.3

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, whanged in, short of a length, and Ramdin leaps well to intercept

103.4

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, attacking the spice from a good length. He's maintaining his aggression well

103.5

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, good quick single, a touch of width and an instant call for a tap into the covers

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   FH Edwards 21-2-65-2
127.1

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, down leg side, takes Collingwood on the pad as he aims to turn it into the on side, a loud appeal from the crowd but nothing from any of the players

127.2

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, shortish, he goes back and works it behind square, they think of a second but a quick pick-up dissuades them

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   FH Edwards 22-2-67-2
129.1

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, he looks to play a rather nothing waft into the off side, the ball keeps low, skidding through, and Collingwood misses it by some distance

129.2

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, same line, more bounce and Collingwood allows it through

129.3

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, back and punched to extra cover ... he had to climb onto his toes to make sure he got over the top of that

129.4

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, angled in from wide of the crease, pushed to mid-on

129.5

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, banged in, very short and very much down the leg side, sending Ramdin scurrying to his left to gather it

129.6

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, clipped off his pads to deep square leg where Hinds fields

England 408/6   FH Edwards 23-2-68-2
136.1

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

136.2

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, cuts back sharply into the right hander - good length, good line. This pitch is doing all sorts at the moment

136.3

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, inside edge - he was extremely late on that

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   FH Edwards 24-2-70-2
138.1

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, swinging into him, he pumps it to mid-on

138.2

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, cor - that's runs, that is. Collingwood nails this pull shot but straight to short midwicket whose hands must now be stinging

138.3

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood attempts an emphatic cover drive but mistimes it

138.4

Edwards to Collingwood, FOUR, he's got it this time. It sat up nicely - pullable length - and he was quickly onto it, smacking it through midwicket. Fine stroke

138.5

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, firmly driven back to Edwards who fields in his follow-through

138.6

Edwards to Collingwood, no run, a bouncer to end the over

England 434/6   FH Edwards 25-2-74-2
140.1

Edwards to Collingwood, 1 run, flicked to midwicket

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   FH Edwards 26-2-75-2
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