The Wisden Trophy - 3rd Test

West Indies v England

Match drawn

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

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   CH Gayle 1-0-4-0

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

12.4

Gayle to Cook, no run, Cook pads this away and it goes through to Ramdin

12.5

Gayle to Cook, no run, nudged to leg

12.6

Gayle to Cook, FOUR, cut hard - and that's four more. Well, that seemed to take Nash by surprise at backward point. He didn't move quick enough and the dive was in vain, as was the chase by another fielder

England 47/0   CH Gayle 2-0-9-0

14.1

Gayle to Cook, no run, full, fired in on middle-and-leg

14.2

Gayle to Cook, no run, Cook reaches for this, turning it to short leg

14.3

Gayle to Cook, no run, ignored outside off

14.4

Gayle to Cook, no run, well wide. Much too wide

14.5

Gayle to Cook, 1 run, an elegant cover drive to Taylor who's snoozing at cover

14.6

Gayle to Strauss, no run, Strauss defends

England 54/0   CH Gayle 3-0-10-0

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   CH Gayle 4-0-12-0

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

18.4

Gayle to Cook, 1 run, big stride and defended into the leg side

18.5

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

18.6

Gayle to Cook, no run, forward and pushed into the covers. Nothing much on offer for spin or seam as yet

England 61/0   CH Gayle 5-0-15-0

20.1

Gayle to Cook, 1 run, on the hips and tickled away

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   CH Gayle 6-0-16-0

38.1

Gayle to Cook, no run, pumped back to his left and he dances across and gets a hand to it

38.2

Gayle to Cook, 1 run, wrong line, easily nudged to midwicket

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   CH Gayle 7-0-21-0

40.1

Gayle to Cook, no run, short, wide, cut hard but straight to point

40.2

Gayle to Cook, no run, flatter and on off-stump

40.3

Gayle to Cook, no run, flighted this time, but Cook crisply drives to mid-off

40.4

Gayle to Cook, no run, driven once more to cover

40.5

Gayle to Cook, no run, pumped to cover

40.6

Gayle to Cook, no run, good ball to end a tight maiden, on middle and turning a touch

England 119/0   CH Gayle 8-1-21-0

42.1

Gayle to Strauss, 1 run, drilled to cover

42.2

Gayle to Cook, OUT, superb catch by Smith at slip! That's top class. Short and wide, Cook rocks back to cut but doesn't get hold of it and the ball flies low to Smith's right. The ball hits the wrists of his two hands as he leans forward, and scoops it up off his shoelaces to take a seriously slick catch

AN Cook c Smith b Gayle 52 (158m 134b 5x4 0x6) SR: 38.80

42.3

Gayle to Shah, FOUR, short, wide and four! Bang! Cut with class and power and timing

42.4

Gayle to Shah, no run, flicked to leg

42.5

Gayle to Shah, no run, Shah is miles back in his crease, defending with both feet pointing back at Gayle

42.6

Gayle to Shah, no run, lets this one go down the leg side

England 127/1   CH Gayle 9-1-26-1

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

44.6

Gayle to Shah, no run, he's back and defending this under his nose

England 129/1   CH Gayle 10-1-27-1

46.1

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

46.2

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

46.3

Gayle to Shah, no run, Shah's forward

46.4

Gayle to Shah, no run, shuffles to the off side and tries to nudge to leg

46.5

Gayle to Shah, FOUR, short, wide and cut hard into the ground - so hard that it beats point. Just opened the face at the last moment. Wonderful shot really

46.6

Gayle to Shah, no run, defended on the back foot

England 137/1   CH Gayle 11-1-32-1

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

48.3

Gayle to Shah, 1 run, head right over the ball, Shah makes the most of this straight delivery to work it to leg. "Yah!" is the cry as they steal another single

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

48.6

Gayle to Shah, no run, he's absolutely hammered this, Shah, but straight to extra cover

England 147/1   CH Gayle 12-1-35-1

139.1

Gayle to Prior, no run, yorker-length, dug out to the off side

139.2

Gayle to Prior, 1 run, a touch shorter, late-cut hard out to the off side

139.3

Gayle to Collingwood, no run, defended on the back foot

139.4

Gayle to Collingwood, 1 run, again too short, again it's cut and this time they grab a run

139.5

Gayle to Prior, FOUR, oh, he's timed that beautifully. Very wide, much quicker and back-cut for four

139.6

Gayle to Prior, no run, forward he comes to defend

England 440/6   CH Gayle 13-1-41-1
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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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