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
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

"Man you drive me nuts with your biased commentary!" grumbles Peter Davies. "First Pietersen is settled then he is like a jack in the box.... yada yada yada." Yes Peter, settled against a lacklustre Taylor, then caught unawares by a pumped-up Edwards. Is it really so hard to comprehend?

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

End of over 101 (7 runs) England 345/4

    • KP Pietersen 27 (59b 2x4)
    • PD Collingwood 24 (24b 5x4)
    • DBL Powell 13-2-56-0
    • 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

Edwards immediately signals he wants another man back. This might be his last over

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

"This pitch is so flat that it's making Collingwood look like Sehwag," says Prashanth

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

End of over 102 (6 runs) England 351/4

    • PD Collingwood 29 (29b 6x4)
    • KP Pietersen 28 (60b 2x4)
    • FH Edwards 20-2-59-2
    • 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

"Pietersen's reactions are never understated," notes Mike Atherton

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

An improved over from Powell, but West Indies need to strike soon, the shine is rapidly vanishing from the new ball, which is now 15 overs old

End of over 103 (2 runs) England 353/4

    • KP Pietersen 30 (66b 2x4)
    • PD Collingwood 29 (29b 6x4)
    • DBL Powell 14-2-58-0
    • FH Edwards 20-2-59-2

Edwards to continue, can he keep his pace up?

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

Well well, Pietersen is living dangerously, Collingwood is going like a runaway train, in every sense of speed and lack of control, and West Indies are pumped up but leaking runs like the proverbial. An entertaining first hour. Here's Will Luke to quieten everything down a bit.

End of over 104 (6 runs) England 359/4

    • KP Pietersen 31 (67b 2x4)
    • PD Collingwood 34 (34b 7x4)
    • FH Edwards 21-2-65-2
    • DBL Powell 14-2-58-0

Excellent stamina from Edwards this morning, which is one aspect of his game that many people had concerns of. Powell to Pietersen. Here we go

Thanks Andrew, and hello everyone. Well, I hope not to quieten everything down - this has been a thrilling first hour; enthralling cricket allround, and how exciting to see a West Indian fast bowler living up to his job description at one of the world's most atmospheric grounds

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

Powell strokes his chin at Pietersen's audacious movement at the crease. He's either perplexed or annoyed - possibly both

104.3

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

Slight delay in our scoring I'm afraid - gremlins in the system. No further wickets lost. 361 for 4 as I write. Good, tight over from Powell (the 108th). Benn into the attack

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

End of over 105 (1 run) England 360/4

    • KP Pietersen 32 (73b 2x4)
    • PD Collingwood 34 (34b 7x4)
    • DBL Powell 15-2-59-0
    • FH Edwards 21-2-65-2

Edwards is out of the attack for a deserved rest. Outstanding six-over spell of fire. It's Benn into the attack

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

Fifty partnership between this pair, from 70 balls. Very good going

105.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, tossed up on middle, Collingwood is forward and smothers what little spin there is

105.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, stroked out to the off side

105.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, quicker ball which Collingwood squeezes out to point

End of over 106 (1 run) England 361/4

    • PD Collingwood 34 (37b 7x4)
    • KP Pietersen 33 (76b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 18-2-63-0
    • 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

End of over 107 (2 runs) England 363/4

    • KP Pietersen 35 (82b 2x4)
    • PD Collingwood 34 (37b 7x4)
    • DBL Powell 16-2-61-0
    • SJ Benn 18-2-63-0
107.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, slow, loopy delivery just outside off which turns a touch. Collingwood blocks

107.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, ooh that's a good one, on middle-and-off and turning away. Collingwood has his head right over the ball

107.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, beaten by a jaffa - very well bowled on middle-and-off, turning away from Collingwood's meek forward push

107.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, solidly defended on the front foot this time

107.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, prodded

107.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, and it's smothered to end a tight and accurate over

End of over 108 (maiden) England 363/4

    • PD Collingwood 34 (43b 7x4)
    • KP Pietersen 35 (82b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 19-3-63-0
    • 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

End of over 109 (4 runs) England 367/4

    • KP Pietersen 39 (88b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 34 (43b 7x4)
    • DBL Powell 17-2-65-0
    • SJ Benn 19-3-63-0
109.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, cautiously forward

109.2

Benn to Collingwood, FOUR, down the pitch by Collingwood and bumps it over midwicket. It wasn't that short, but with plenty of bottom hand (of which Collingwood has in spades) he heaved it chippily and powerfully for four

109.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, short of a length and cut out to cover

"Don't worry about your Gremlins!" applauds Adam. "I'm listing to TMS and you're commentary is up before it happens on the Beeb!" Hurrah

109.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, tossed up on the off stump. It's defended once more

109.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, blocked again

They already have four from this over. No need to do anything more

109.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, short of a length, patted off the back foot

End of over 110 (4 runs) England 371/4

    • PD Collingwood 38 (49b 8x4)
    • KP Pietersen 39 (88b 3x4)
    • SJ Benn 20-3-67-0
    • DBL Powell 17-2-65-0

Powell to continue

110.1

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

Powell glares over his shoulder at Pietersen. Which is all very well, but that delivery hardly warranted an angry "come and have a go if you think you're hard enough" stare

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

End of over 111 (2 runs) England 373/4

    • KP Pietersen 40 (92b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 39 (51b 8x4)
    • DBL Powell 18-2-67-0
    • SJ Benn 20-3-67-0

So then. Benn to continue. One slip

111.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, angled out to the off side

111.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, cut to cover

111.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, ah - now there's some turn for Benn who finds a good length

111.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, short, wide and turning away from Collingwood who waits for it patiently before punching it out to point

111.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, a little too wide again

111.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, firmly forward and defended

End of over 112 (maiden) England 373/4

    • PD Collingwood 39 (57b 8x4)
    • KP Pietersen 40 (92b 3x4)
    • SJ Benn 21-4-67-0
    • 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

"There seems something ominous about Pietersen grinding out a 40," says Nick Taylor. "Times like these it seems invariable he'll get a ton. Or get out in the 90s..."

112.6

Powell to Pietersen, no run, driven out to cover

End of over 113 (maiden) England 373/4

    • KP Pietersen 40 (98b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 39 (57b 8x4)
    • DBL Powell 19-3-67-0
    • SJ Benn 21-4-67-0
113.1

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, flighted outside off and pushed calmly out to the off side

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

113.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, quicker ball but well played, right behind it on the back foot

113.5

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, neat stroke, just angling it out wide of Nash at point who runs five or six yards but can't prevent the single

113.6

Benn to Pietersen, no run, nudged to leg

End of over 114 (3 runs) England 376/4

    • KP Pietersen 41 (101b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 41 (60b 8x4)
    • SJ Benn 22-4-70-0
    • DBL Powell 19-3-67-0

Powell to continue

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!

He's desperate to assert himself on Powell

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

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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

Well, Powell's keeping it quite tight at the moment, but he's not really threatening much. Taylor, incidentally, is still limping a little in the outfield

End of over 115 (1 run) England 377/4

    • KP Pietersen 41 (106b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 42 (61b 8x4)
    • DBL Powell 20-3-68-0
    • SJ Benn 22-4-70-0
115.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, ooh that raps Collingwood on the pad, beaten by the angle and the pace - but it's going down leg

115.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, on the off stump this time, clunked back to Benn as Collingwood holds the pose at him. Benn is distinctly unimpressed...before they both break out into laughter. Good to see

Touch of frustration out there. It's a bit of a stalemate

115.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, blocked on the front foot

115.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, nice bit of loop, but no turn. It's firmly defended

115.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, again he's forward, blocking out this good-length delivery

115.6

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, short of a length and quicker this time, pushed out to mid-on

End of over 116 (1 run) England 378/4

    • PD Collingwood 43 (67b 8x4)
    • KP Pietersen 41 (106b 3x4)
    • SJ Benn 23-4-71-0
    • DBL Powell 20-3-68-0

So Powell's going to continue

116.1

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

Pietersen, the non-striker, has a word with Powell. Powell walks off, chuntering to himself. All good-natured banter

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

He hardly shows his age does Shiv. Always reliable in the field

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

Surely it's time Powell was rested?

End of over 117 (9 runs) England 387/4

    • KP Pietersen 45 (107b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 48 (72b 9x4)
    • DBL Powell 21-3-77-0
    • SJ Benn 23-4-71-0

Julian asks: "Sorry if it's a stupid question, but is the referral system in place for this test? I haven't seen it mentioned." Not a stupid question at all. It's not in place for this Test, as the camera crews didn't have time to rig up all the equipment after the debacle on Friday.

117.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, on middle, pushed out on the front foot

117.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, nicely bowled - good, tight line on middle-and-off

117.3

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, but he strays down leg this time, allowing Collingwood to nurdle him for an easy single

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

117.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, a fidgety defensive to end the over

End of over 118 (2 runs) England 389/4

    • PD Collingwood 49 (76b 9x4)
    • KP Pietersen 46 (109b 4x4)
    • SJ Benn 24-4-73-0
    • DBL Powell 21-3-77-0

He's around the wicket

Now then. Will Powell continue? Only four minutes until lunch, so it could be time for Gayle to turn his arm over. It'll be Hinds, instead

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

118.3

Hinds to Collingwood, 1 run, short, wide and smacked off the back foot to bring up his fifty and he's laughing his head off. Not sure what all that's about - he's grinning like a Cheshire cat at Flintoff in the dressing room, as though he's just won the lottery

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

That, folks, is lunch on the second day. Terrific Test match entertainment. Fidel Edwards' fiery spell was brilliant viewing, peppering Pietersen and Collingwood with the sort of deliveries that were once common round these parts. But the pair survived and calmly edged England up towards 400 after the loss of Anderson, the nightwatchman. Join us in 40 minutes after the interval

End of over 119 (2 runs) England 391/4

    • KP Pietersen 47 (114b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 50 (77b 9x4)
    • RO Hinds 16-2-61-0
    • SJ Benn 24-4-73-0

Welcome back, Andrew Miller here for the second session of the second day. The morning was fascinating, especially thanks to Fidel Edwards' pace and aggression. But England are sitting pretty nonetheless. Quick wickets are what West Indies need. Sulieman Benn has the ball

119.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, outside off, and pushed into the covers off the back foot

119.2

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, tapped out to point and they hustle through quickly

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

End of over 120 (1 run) England 392/4

    • KP Pietersen 47 (118b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 51 (79b 9x4)
    • SJ Benn 25-4-74-0
    • RO Hinds 16-2-61-0

Spin from both ends. It's Ryan Hinds

120.1

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, defended from the crease with a perpendicular bat

120.2

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, fully forward and smothered

120.3

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, hanging back in the crease

120.4

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, defended again

120.5

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, tight line and length, nothing to work with

120.6

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, down the track in a hint of aggression, but defended in the end. Good over

End of over 121 (maiden) England 392/4

    • PD Collingwood 51 (85b 9x4)
    • KP Pietersen 47 (118b 4x4)
    • RO Hinds 17-3-61-0
    • SJ Benn 25-4-74-0
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

121.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, tighter lines, defended on off stump

121.4

Benn to Collingwood, 2 runs, steered down to third man with an open face. Grinding stuff

121.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, driven hard out to point

121.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, full length, floated onto the spot and driven back to the bowler

End of over 122 (3 runs) England 395/4

    • PD Collingwood 53 (89b 9x4)
    • KP Pietersen 48 (120b 4x4)
    • SJ Benn 26-4-77-0
    • RO Hinds 17-3-61-0
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

Outside the line, say the replays. Fair enough

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

End of over 123 (maiden) England 395/4

    • KP Pietersen 48 (126b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 53 (89b 9x4)
    • RO Hinds 18-4-61-0
    • SJ Benn 26-4-77-0
123.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, back and across and defended on off stump

123.2

Benn to Collingwood, FOUR, a loose, floaty full-toss, and Collingwood gratefully slaps that through the covers

123.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, better line and length and defended

123.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, loopy delivery, good length, steered to gully

123.5

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, firm push into the gap in the covers, and that's England's 400

123.6

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

End of over 124 (6 runs) England 401/4

    • KP Pietersen 49 (127b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 58 (94b 10x4)
    • SJ Benn 27-4-83-0
    • RO Hinds 18-4-61-0
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

124.4

Hinds to Collingwood, 1 run, punched easily down the ground to long on

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

124.6

Hinds to Collingwood, 1 run, anything you can do ... Collingwood steers it square to point, enough pace taken off it to allow the run

End of over 125 (4 runs) England 405/4

    • PD Collingwood 60 (96b 10x4)
    • KP Pietersen 51 (131b 4x4)
    • RO Hinds 19-4-65-0
    • SJ Benn 27-4-83-0
125.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, tossed up, half forward and stunned into the covers

125.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, driven crisply to extra cover

125.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, square on as he shapes to work into the leg side, a thick leading edge and the ball loops harmlessly into the off side

125.4

Benn to Collingwood, no run, faster and flatter, defended

125.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, back and a slightly hurried upright defensive poke

A close up on Devon Smith just as he looks to do some exploratory work inside his nose with his index finger.

125.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, ripper, just short, it snorts past the outside edge as Collingwood plays back, Ramdin drops it anyhow. Good bounce and turn

End of over 126 (maiden) England 405/4

    • PD Collingwood 60 (102b 10x4)
    • KP Pietersen 51 (131b 4x4)
    • SJ Benn 28-5-83-0
    • RO Hinds 19-4-65-0

Change of bowling as Jerome Taylor comes back on, bowling into the breeze from the Factory Road End. The factories were mainly for sugar cane so I was told ...

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

The locals in the crowd, outnumbered by the tourists, make enough noise to drown out the music. Great cheer for Flintoff as he strides out ...

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

The merits of bowling straight ... Taylor has just put the ball there or thereabouts and he has two high-profile scalps in three deliveries.

Not quite such an enthusiastic welcome for the legend that is Matt Prior.

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

Warm applause from the visiting fans in the Richie Richardson Stand as Taylor ambles down to the boundary edge.

End of over 127 (wicket maiden) England 405/6

    • MJ Prior 0 (3b)
    • PD Collingwood 60 (102b 10x4)
    • JE Taylor 19-5-53-2
    • SJ Benn 28-5-83-0

Those wickets have convinced Chris Gayle to summon Fidel Edwards.

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

End of over 128 (2 runs) England 407/6

    • MJ Prior 1 (7b)
    • PD Collingwood 61 (104b 10x4)
    • FH Edwards 22-2-67-2
    • JE Taylor 19-5-53-2

Those two wickets should have made Steve Harmison sit up and take notice. There's something in this pitch still.

128.1

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

That is over £2m worth of batsmen dismissed by Taylor in 3 balls ... what does that make him worth?" wonders James Stewart.

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

End of over 129 (maiden) England 407/6

    • MJ Prior 1 (13b)
    • PD Collingwood 61 (104b 10x4)
    • JE Taylor 20-6-53-2
    • 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

Two slips and a gully.

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

The bugles sounds in the distance ... could be a trumpet ...

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

End of over 130 (1 run) England 408/6

    • PD Collingwood 62 (110b 10x4)
    • MJ Prior 1 (13b)
    • FH Edwards 23-2-68-2
    • 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

Simmons is on the field for Powell. Not sure where he's gone off too ...

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

Collingwood standing a good yard outside his crease to Taylor.

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.

End of over 131 (2 runs) England 410/6

    • PD Collingwood 64 (116b 10x4)
    • MJ Prior 1 (13b)
    • JE Taylor 21-6-55-2
    • FH Edwards 23-2-68-2

Edwards sent packing after two overs and Benn is back.

131.1

Benn to Prior, 1 run, turned from leg stump down to long leg

131.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, waits and plays it late from the crease into the on side

131.3

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, floated up outside off stump, he waits and drives hard to deep cover for an easy single

131.4

Benn to Prior, FOUR, short and wide, he steps back and cuts behind square and the ball fizzes across the ground for four

131.5

Benn to Prior, no run, forward and defended to extra cover

131.6

Benn to Prior, no run, more air, Prior waits and defends with the bat angled right over the ball

End of over 132 (6 runs) England 416/6

    • MJ Prior 6 (17b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 65 (118b 10x4)
    • SJ Benn 29-5-89-0
    • 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

A voice behind me mutters "play some shots" with a high degree of exasperation.

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

Hard as nails, Collingwood, he doesn't even flinch.

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

End of over 133 (maiden) England 416/6

    • PD Collingwood 65 (124b 10x4)
    • MJ Prior 6 (17b 1x4)
    • JE Taylor 22-7-55-2
    • SJ Benn 29-5-89-0

A stiff breeze blowing from the Pavilion End ...

133.1

Benn to Prior, 2 runs, a lot of air, worked easily to square leg, Hinds is very slow to react and that allows them to come back for a second that shouldn't have been there

133.2

Benn to Prior, no run, gently pushed into the off side

133.3

Benn to Prior, no run, short and pushed through outside off, Prior aims to cut but misses

133.4

Benn to Prior, no run, worked very calmly to mid-on

133.5

Benn to Prior, no run, flighted, Prior pushes and defends, but that was more off the edge than the middle, a slight victory to the bowler

133.6

Benn to Prior, no run, much more confident defensive shot this time

End of over 134 (2 runs) England 418/6

    • MJ Prior 8 (23b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 65 (124b 10x4)
    • SJ Benn 30-5-91-0
    • 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

And the umpires summon drinks after an hour which produced two wickets and contained 16 overs. And to take you through to tea, it would be Will Luke.

End of over 135 (2 runs) England 420/6

    • MJ Prior 9 (26b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 66 (127b 10x4)
    • JE Taylor 23-7-57-2
    • SJ Benn 30-5-91-0

Thanks Martin, and hello all. That well known Caribbean favourite, Dancing Queen, is blaring out on the speakers. Bob would be ashamed...

135.1

Benn to Prior, no run, tossed up on leg stump and he tries to whack this to leg

135.2

Benn to Prior, no run, again he tries to work this to leg but can't time it

135.3

Benn to Prior, FOUR, there we go! That's a terrific shot - moving his feet, down the pitch, gives himself room and clobbers it over long-off

135.4

Benn to Prior, no run, stroked out to mid-off

135.5

Benn to Prior, 1 run, again pushes this out to cover

135.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, beaten! Fine ball to end the over, turning sharply away from a meek push

End of over 136 (5 runs) England 425/6

    • PD Collingwood 66 (128b 10x4)
    • MJ Prior 14 (31b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 31-5-96-0
    • JE Taylor 23-7-57-2
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

End of over 137 (2 runs) England 427/6

    • MJ Prior 15 (35b 2x4)
    • PD Collingwood 67 (130b 10x4)
    • FH Edwards 24-2-70-2
    • SJ Benn 31-5-96-0
137.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, no spin for Benn here, and it's blocked on the off stump

137.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, angled into middle-and-leg where it's again blocked

137.3

Benn to Collingwood, no run, flicked back to the batsman

137.4

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, full toss on middle

137.5

Benn to Prior, 1 run, square driven out to the off side

137.6

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, short of a length, punched past a diving Benn to long-on. Benn's collapsed like a giraffe on a hill - legs everywhere

End of over 138 (3 runs) England 430/6

    • PD Collingwood 69 (135b 10x4)
    • MJ Prior 16 (36b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 32-5-99-0
    • 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

End of over 139 (4 runs) England 434/6

    • PD Collingwood 73 (141b 11x4)
    • MJ Prior 16 (36b 2x4)
    • FH Edwards 25-2-74-2
    • SJ Benn 32-5-99-0

Slight delay with the sightscreen here. Gayle into the attack

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

End of over 140 (6 runs) England 440/6

    • MJ Prior 21 (40b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 74 (143b 11x4)
    • CH Gayle 13-1-41-1
    • FH Edwards 25-2-74-2

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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

End of over 141 (1 run) England 441/6

    • MJ Prior 21 (45b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 75 (144b 11x4)
    • FH Edwards 26-2-75-2
    • CH Gayle 13-1-41-1
141.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, short of a length, cut

141.2

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, quicker, flatter and again cut

141.3

Benn to Prior, no run, ooh that's well bowled. On middle-and-leg this time, turning back into a fidgety Prior

141.4

Benn to Prior, 1 run, beaten in the flight here but his uppish drive falls short of deep extra cover

141.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, a touch of turn, but nothing drastic

141.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, opens the face and clunks this to backward point

End of over 142 (2 runs) England 443/6

    • PD Collingwood 76 (148b 11x4)
    • MJ Prior 22 (47b 3x4)
    • SJ Benn 33-5-101-0
    • FH Edwards 26-2-75-2

Nash into the attack for his dibbly dobbling medium pace. He's over the wicket

142.1

Nash to Prior, no run, angled across Prior who strokes it powerfully to cover

142.2

Nash to Prior, FOUR, what a shot! He is a brilliant cover-driver, Prior, and that's absolutely drilled for four

142.3

Nash to Prior, no run, cautiously defended this time

142.4

Nash to Prior, 1 run, late cut and very nearly drags this into his stumps! That was mighty close indeed

142.5

Nash to Collingwood, no run, a touch of spit off the pitch which takes the splice of Collingwood's bat

142.6

Nash to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood drives this but inside-edges into his boot - and it bobbles up back to Nash who appeals. This could be out! But replays show the ball probably bashed into the ground, then the foot, and you can see the puff off dust

Ridiculously long wait. It was as plain as day that the ball hammered into the ground first. Anyway. At long last we can continue

End of over 143 (5 runs) England 448/6

    • PD Collingwood 76 (150b 11x4)
    • MJ Prior 27 (51b 4x4)
    • BP Nash 8-2-26-0
    • SJ Benn 33-5-101-0
143.1

Benn to Prior, no run, tossed up on the off stump

143.2

Benn to Prior, FOUR, uppishly guided wide of the slip, down to third man. Really cleverly played, using the pace of the ball

143.3

Benn to Prior, FOUR, he's done it again, and this is even better. Rocks back to the leg side and back-cuts it wide down to third man. He plays that shot very well

143.4

Benn to Prior, no run, flicked to leg

143.5

Benn to Prior, 1 run

143.6

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, flighted on middle-and-leg and it's nurdled for a single

End of over 144 (10 runs) England 458/6

    • PD Collingwood 77 (151b 11x4)
    • MJ Prior 36 (56b 6x4)
    • SJ Benn 34-5-111-0
    • BP Nash 8-2-26-0
144.1

Nash to Collingwood, no run, another dibbly dobbly delivery pushed out to the off side

144.2

Nash to Collingwood, FOUR, outside off, Collingwood lifts this over midwicket for four. He could've hit that anywhere

144.3

Nash to Collingwood, no run, wide of the off stump - he can barely reach it - it's pushed out to cover

144.4

Nash to Collingwood, no run, better, tighter delivery which is defended

144.5

Nash to Collingwood, no run, off-driven powerfully to mid-off

144.6

Nash to Collingwood, no run, firmly defended

End of over 145 (4 runs) England 462/6

    • PD Collingwood 81 (157b 12x4)
    • MJ Prior 36 (56b 6x4)
    • BP Nash 9-2-30-0
    • SJ Benn 34-5-111-0

Over the wicket

145.1

Benn to Prior, no run, short, Prior cuts to point

145.2

Benn to Prior, 2 runs, square driven hard and powerfully out to deep extra cover, and Sarwan does the fielding ... but he can't prevent two. Well run

145.3

Benn to Prior, 1 run, tossed up outside leg and it's flicked to leg

145.4

Benn to Collingwood, 2 runs, swept down to fine leg

Around the wicket now

145.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood is yorked here, but it's down the leg side

145.6

Benn to Collingwood, no run, cracked to cover

End of over 146 (5 runs) England 467/6

    • PD Collingwood 83 (160b 12x4)
    • MJ Prior 39 (59b 6x4)
    • SJ Benn 35-5-116-0
    • BP Nash 9-2-30-0
146.1

Nash to Prior, no run, guided out to cover

146.2

Nash to Prior, OUT, Prior tries to whack this over the top but skies it miles and miles in the air. Chanderpaul readies and steadies himself at mid-off to take an easy catch

MJ Prior c Chanderpaul b Nash 39 (84m 61b 6x4 0x6) SR: 63.93

Nice little knock by Prior. Full of energy and intent. Maiden Test wicket for Nash. Well done that man

146.3

Nash to Collingwood, no run, sweetly driven to mid-off

146.4

Nash to Collingwood, no run, wide of the off stump, as ever, and it's pushed out to the off side

146.5

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

146.6

Nash to Collingwood, 1 run, driven once more

End of over 147 (1 run) England 468/7

    • PD Collingwood 84 (164b 12x4)
    • SCJ Broad 0 (0b)
    • BP Nash 10-2-31-1
    • SJ Benn 35-5-116-0

Just noticed that Ricky Ponting is on the front cover of this year's Playfair, edited by the late Bill Frindall. Which begs the question ... who will do it for 2010 I wonder?

147.1

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, gives this a bit of air on middle-and-leg and he chips it to the leg side

Over the wicket to the left-hander

147.2

Benn to Broad, 2 runs, Broad lunges down - he's about 9ft 1in so it takes him a while - and sweep-paddles it to fine leg

147.3

Benn to Broad, no run, firmly forward, smothering the spin

147.4

Benn to Broad, no run, forward onto the front foot, meets the ball and turns it with a flick of the wrists

147.5

Benn to Broad, FOUR, pure elegance from Broad, but a horrible full toss which got what it deserved

147.6

Benn to Broad, FOUR, four more but a little fortuitously. A real slog from outside off, hitting "under" the ball and only just over mid-off. But...it's four all the same

End of over 148 (11 runs) England 479/7

    • SCJ Broad 10 (5b 2x4)
    • PD Collingwood 85 (165b 12x4)
    • SJ Benn 36-5-127-0
    • BP Nash 10-2-31-1

So then. Nash for another over before tea

148.1

Nash to Collingwood, 1 run, nuggety little flick - he has such a short backlift, Collingwood, and he barely seemed to lift the bat at all then.

148.2

Nash to Broad, 1 run, this keeps low but Broad keeps his eye on it, punching it out to the off side

148.3

Nash to Collingwood, 1 run, whipped from outside off to midwicket

148.4

Nash to Broad, no run, that's a much better ball, on the off stump and shaping back into Broad

Nash bowls more accurately to left-handers, from what I can see

148.5

Nash to Broad, no run, a touch too straight, allowing him to flick to leg

148.6

Nash to Broad, no run, angled to point

End of over 149 (3 runs) England 482/7

    • SCJ Broad 11 (9b 2x4)
    • PD Collingwood 87 (167b 12x4)
    • BP Nash 11-2-34-1
    • SJ Benn 36-5-127-0

Powell pulls out of his run-up

Welcome back, all. Will here. Collingwood looking for his century; England looking for, what, 550? Thereabouts. Let's hope they don't fanny around with it

And that's tea. Collingwood is unbeaten on 87 and, although England lost three wickets in that session - Pietersen and Flintoff both departed in quick succession to a revived Taylor - the tourists are still in control, and some. Join us in 20 minutes for the last session

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

End of over 150 (1 run) England 483/7

    • SCJ Broad 11 (12b 2x4)
    • PD Collingwood 88 (170b 12x4)
    • DBL Powell 22-3-78-0
    • BP Nash 11-2-34-1
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