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

0.3

Taylor to Cook, 2 runs, good line and length again, and defended into the leg side. Cook is safely off the mark as well

0.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, more width this time, fizzed through to the keeper, well wide of off stump

0.5

Taylor to Cook, no run, full and straight, and defended back down the pitch

0.6

Taylor to Cook, no run, wide outside off stump, and that's the end of the first over. This match has already survived six-tenths of the length of the last one, and the signs so far are good

England 3/0   JE Taylor 1-0-3-0

2.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, pushed into the covers

2.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, outside off, and Cook plays late and unconvincingly at that one. A bit tentative still

2.3

Taylor to Cook, no run, better leave, wider of off stump and left alone

2.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, short and nasty - Cook didn't know what had happened to that one as he turned his back on a ball that he thought was going to get big on him, but in the end stuck in the pitch and fizzed past his shoulder

2.5

Taylor to Cook, 1 run, the first unfortunate bobble on the outfield gifts Cook a single past a blameless gully

2.6

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

England 12/0   JE Taylor 2-0-4-0

4.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, outside off, left alone

4.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, width again, and Cook shoulders arms

4.3

Taylor to Cook, FOUR, a thumping pull shot, that's Cook's most confident stroke in weeks, and there's no stopping that as it hurtles through midwicket

4.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, defended out to point, and no run this time

4.5

Taylor to Cook, no run, full length, nipping off the seam a fraction, and defended into the covers

4.6

Taylor to Cook, no run, outside off and left alone, and that's over red rover

England 19/0   JE Taylor 3-0-8-0

6.1

Taylor to Cook, 2 runs, calmly patted through midwicket and they jog through for easy runs

6.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, too wide from Taylor, who walks back to his mark deep in thought, his head bowed

6.3

Taylor to Cook, no run, too wide again from Taylor and again Cook can leave this alone comfortably

6.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, nice idea here, going for the yorker, but it's slightly off target and Cook squeezes this out ... though it takes the outside edge, pea-rolling to second slip

6.5

Taylor to Cook, no run, a touch of inswing into Cook here and a better, more accurate line from Taylor

6.6

Taylor to Cook, no run, a real waste, miles wide of the off stump

England 27/0   JE Taylor 4-0-10-0

8.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, outside off - too wide, again, from Taylor

8.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, good length - not full enough to drive - but it's comfortably wide and easily left alone

8.3

Taylor to Cook, 1 run, dropped out to cover - oh, and that's really well run by England. They are looking urgent, industrious and up for the challenge

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   JE Taylor 5-0-19-0

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

29.6

Taylor to Cook, no run, outside off, no stroke, end of over

England 93/0   JE Taylor 6-0-22-0

31.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, outside off and nipping away, defended from the crease

31.2

Taylor to Cook, no run, fully into line, and defended off the back foot

31.3

Taylor to Cook, no run, outside off, and defended into the leg side

31.4

Taylor to Cook, no run, outside off and no stroke offered

31.5

Taylor to Cook, no run, defended solidly

31.6

Taylor to Cook, no run, on the pads, and worked into the leg-side. West Indies really haven't bowled well to the left-handers today. I guess they didn't see too much of them at Sabina Park

England 95/0   JE Taylor 7-1-22-0

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   JE Taylor 8-1-23-0

35.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, on the off stump, it's angled away out to the off side

35.2

Taylor to Cook, 1 run, on his legs, he tucks it down to fine leg with a wristy whip

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   JE Taylor 9-1-24-0

37.1

Taylor to Cook, no run, Cook comes forward, patiently, but lets this one by

37.2

Taylor to Cook, 1 run, on his legs, Cook shuffles across to the off side before turning this off his hip down to fine leg

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   JE Taylor 10-1-25-0

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   JE Taylor 11-2-25-0

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   JE Taylor 12-2-29-0

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

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

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   JE Taylor 13-2-30-0

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   JE Taylor 14-3-30-0

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

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   JE Taylor 15-3-37-0

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

92.6

Taylor to Anderson, no run, outside off stump and left alone

England 308/3   JE Taylor 16-3-44-0

94.1

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, probing length outside off, a comfortable push into the covers

94.2

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, outside off, no stroke offered

94.3

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, in the slot for the drive, but fielded comfortably at mid-off

94.4

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, width outside off again, and still no stroke offered

94.5

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, good grief that looked close, nips back off the seam, strikes him fractionally outside the line. Otherwise that was plumb

94.6

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, short, and ducked with ease. Unlike most of his innings so far ...

England 312/4   JE Taylor 17-4-44-0

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

96.4

Taylor to Collingwood, FOUR, lovely strike, Collingwood's best of the morning, a full push down the ground and a handy bobble helps it hop over the flailing mid-on. Fast outfield, and full value for shots

96.5

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, there's that low bounce again. I wonder if that hit the football line. I suspect it did

96.6

Taylor to Collingwood, FOUR, no awkward bounce there, just a lovely pull shot, plenty time to get into line, a full whirl of the wrists, and that over will help settle Collingwood's nerves

England 322/4   JE Taylor 18-4-53-0

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

126.2

Taylor to Flintoff, no run, defended from the crease, all very technically correct

126.3

Taylor to Flintoff, OUT, what an inspired bowling change ... the ball keeps low, completely beating Flintoff, who is caught half forward, for pace and cleans him up comprehensively

A Flintoff b Taylor 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

126.4

Taylor to Prior, no run, inswinging yorker well dug out

126.5

Taylor to Prior, no run, forward and defended ... the lull after quite a storm

126.6

Taylor to Prior, no run, wide outside off, driven without much power to extra cover

England 405/6   JE Taylor 19-5-53-2

128.1

Taylor to Prior, no run, textbook off drive from Prior straight at a textbook mid-off

128.2

Taylor to Prior, no run, another easy drive to mid-off

128.3

Taylor to Prior, no run, fullish, Prior shimmies across his stumps and defends

128.4

Taylor to Prior, no run, half forward, inside edge into his left leg and from there into the off side. A thinner nick and that would have smacked into his stumps as there was a big gap between bat and pad

128.5

Taylor to Prior, no run, pushed into the off side

128.6

Taylor to Prior, no run, good length, defensively pushed to cover to end a good workmanlike over

England 407/6   JE Taylor 20-6-53-2

130.1

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, back and pushed into the off side

130.2

Taylor to Collingwood, 2 runs, full and neatly flicked off his leg through midwicket, Edwards gives chase and overtakes the ball a dozen yards inside the rope

130.3

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, worked into the off side

130.4

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, he goes back to pull, it doesn't get up as much as he expects and a thick inside edge thuds into his thigh ... a loud appeal from Taylor who missed the part the bat played in that

130.5

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, watchfully played to cover

130.6

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, smacks Collingwood on the gloves as he aims to play into the on side ... no histrionics from the batsman, though. There are some who would have sent for the physio for that kind of blow.

England 410/6   JE Taylor 21-6-55-2

132.1

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, half forward and driven to short extra cover

132.2

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, again defended into the off side

132.3

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, dead bats the ball and starts as if looking for a Shah-like daft single but thinks better of it quicker than his team-mate did yesterday

132.4

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, short, Collingwood tries to pull but gets a think inside edge into his ... er ... midriff

132.5

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, loud appeal from the wicketkeeper as Collingwood is struck on the pads, but the ball was heading some way down the leg side

132.6

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, another defensive shot played slightly on the walk

England 416/6   JE Taylor 22-7-55-2

134.1

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, short, a most undignified duck from Collingwood finishes with him on his backside and he has to scramble to his feet to avoid looking completely silly

134.2

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, slightly reaches for the drive to extra cover

134.3

Taylor to Collingwood, 1 run, punches off his toes on the walk, little power but placed just wide enough of mid-on to allow him the run

134.4

Taylor to Prior, no run, back and pushed off his toes square on the off side

134.5

Taylor to Prior, no run, cuts him in half, smacks into his upper thigh but too high for any appeal

134.6

Taylor to Prior, 1 run, short and hooked with no conviction at all, and even less power ... the ball almost apologetically dribbles towards square leg and they take the run

England 420/6   JE Taylor 23-7-57-2

150.1

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

150.2

Taylor to Collingwood, 1 run, nice and quick and full, but it's the wrong line by Taylor, down the leg side

150.3

Taylor to Broad, no run, calmly pushed out off the back foot

150.4

Taylor to Broad, no run, fuller delivery on the off stump which he defends

150.5

Taylor to Broad, no run, on the off stump - very full - and Broad, with no foot movement, digs it out

150.6

Taylor to Broad, no run, pushed out off the back foot

England 484/7   JE Taylor 24-7-58-2

152.1

Taylor to Broad, no run, lovely delivery by Taylor, just holding it back a touch and rolling his fingers over the ball. Broad's beaten

152.2

Taylor to Broad, FOUR, he follows up a slower ball with a really spicy delivery which climbs into Broad's ribs - a good effort, considering Broad is nearing 6ft 7in - and he inside edges it over his stumps

152.3

Taylor to Broad, no run, laced on the front foot but straight to mid-off

152.4

Taylor to Broad, no run, oh fine bowling - really fine bowling! Short of a length, but full enough to lure Broad into a drive, and it cuts a touch off the seam to beat his airy-fairy drive

152.5

Taylor to Broad, 1 run, on the pull, guided to deep midwicket

152.6

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, bends back into Collingwood - late, too - into his leg stump and he's rapped on the pads

England 495/7   JE Taylor 25-7-63-2

154.1

Taylor to Broad, no run, that's a great ball! Taylor's in the middle of a fine spell here, cutting the ball away from Broad and he's getting them to spit off the pitch too. Terrific skill

154.2

Taylor to Broad, no run, holds its line on Broad who jabs it out to the off side

154.3

Taylor to Broad, no run, swings into the leg stump

154.4

Taylor to Broad, no run, quicker, skiddier delivery which hits the "centre line" of the football pitch and scuds through. No front arm for Taylor here, to confuse and perplex the batsman

154.5

Taylor to Broad, 1 run, again no leading arm by Taylor as Broad takes a quick single to Smith at mid-off - bad decision! Smith's one of the better West Indian fielders and, had the throw hit, he'd have been tight

154.6

Taylor to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood's determined to nick the strike, and he does so with a punchy little shot out to mid-off

England 498/7   JE Taylor 26-7-65-2

156.1

Taylor to Broad, no run, too much width outside off stump. No contact there

156.2

Taylor to Broad, no run, better line, tighter to the top of off, and defended

156.3

Taylor to Broad, no run, just back of a length, and defended off the back foot. Might have rolled his fingers on that one too

156.4

Taylor to Broad, no run

156.5

Taylor to Broad, 2 runs, width, just enough, and whisked low through the slips. Gayle gets a hand on it to slow its progress, and Ramdin tidies up

156.6

Taylor to Broad, 1 leg bye, slower ball yorker, but just the wrong line. Clips the pads, and Collingwood is again denied the strike by his upstart younger partner

England 509/7   JE Taylor 27-7-67-2

158.1

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, on the pads, a scoring opportunity, but he can't get it away

158.2

Taylor to Collingwood, 2 runs, he doesn't miss out this time. On the pads again and clipped firmly to deep midwicket

158.3

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, hit hard into the ground, but good fielding in Taylor's followthrough. He bowled that one without his front arm. Picking up tips from Flintoff, clearly

158.4

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, clunked to cover, and a loud "no" follows

158.5

Taylor to Collingwood, no run, short, too short to play it with any control, and dabbed gently out to point

158.6

Taylor to Collingwood, FOUR, that'll help! Full and in the blockhole, a crunching swing of the bat, and that one is rifled through wide mid-on. He's onto 99 ...

England 525/7   JE Taylor 28-7-73-2
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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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