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

Jerome Taylor into the attack now

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

End of over 151 (1 run) England 484/7

    • SCJ Broad 11 (16b 2x4)
    • PD Collingwood 89 (172b 12x4)
    • JE Taylor 24-7-58-2
    • DBL Powell 22-3-78-0
151.1

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

151.2

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

151.3

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

151.4

Powell to Broad, no run, another defensive by Broad

The Barmy Army are doing their best to urge England into action here. This is Edgbaston, not Antigua

151.5

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

151.6

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

He can bat, this kid.

End of over 152 (6 runs) England 490/7

    • SCJ Broad 16 (20b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 90 (174b 12x4)
    • DBL Powell 23-3-84-0
    • 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

End of over 153 (5 runs) England 495/7

    • PD Collingwood 90 (175b 12x4)
    • SCJ Broad 21 (25b 4x4)
    • JE Taylor 25-7-63-2
    • DBL Powell 23-3-84-0
153.1

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

153.2

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

153.3

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

153.4

Powell to Broad, no run, left alone outside off

153.5

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

Around the wicket

153.6

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

End of over 154 (1 run) England 496/7

    • SCJ Broad 22 (31b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 90 (175b 12x4)
    • DBL Powell 24-3-85-0
    • JE Taylor 25-7-63-2

Apropos of Ponting being on the front cover of this year's Playfair, I see Amazon think Flintoff'll be on the front cover of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. Always interesting to see who Scyld and co choose.

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

End of over 155 (2 runs) England 498/7

    • PD Collingwood 91 (176b 12x4)
    • SCJ Broad 23 (36b 4x4)
    • JE Taylor 26-7-65-2
    • DBL Powell 24-3-85-0
155.1

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

Eight needed for his ton. One needed for England's 500. All a bit soporific out there.

Around the wicket to Broad

155.2

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

155.3

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

155.4

Powell to Broad, no run, flashed to cover

155.5

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

155.6

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

End of over 156 (8 runs) England 506/7

    • SCJ Broad 30 (41b 4x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 92 (177b 12x4)
    • DBL Powell 25-3-93-0
    • JE Taylor 26-7-65-2

Andrew Miller is absolutely gagging to commentate on Collingwood's hundred, and more besides. So it's over to him. Why thank you Will. Let's get gagging

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

He's only faced ten deliveries since tea

End of over 157 (3 runs) England 509/7

    • SCJ Broad 32 (47b 4x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 92 (177b 12x4)
    • JE Taylor 27-7-67-2
    • DBL Powell 25-3-93-0
157.1

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

157.2

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

157.3

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

157.4

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

157.5

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

The umpiring referral, that is, not the referral referral, (or review as the ICC would have you call it) That system isn't being used for this series

157.6

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

End of over 158 (10 runs) England 519/7

    • SCJ Broad 41 (52b 6x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 93 (178b 12x4)
    • DBL Powell 26-3-103-0
    • 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

Theoretically, he's one blow away

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 ...

End of over 159 (6 runs) England 525/7

    • PD Collingwood 99 (184b 13x4)
    • SCJ Broad 41 (52b 6x4 1x6)
    • JE Taylor 28-7-73-2
    • DBL Powell 26-3-103-0
159.1

Hinds to Broad, 1 run, a measured sweep, and Colly is on strike with five balls to face this over. Surely ...

159.2

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, width, and dabbed with no foot movement out to point

159.3

Hinds to Collingwood, 1 run, that'll do, on the pads, worked behind square, and there is Collingwood's hundred! Wild jubiliation in the stands, that is Colly's third hundred in nine innings since returning to the side at Edgbaston last summer. Well played

159.4

Hinds to Broad, 2 runs, tickled round the corner, and Broad hustles through for two

159.5

Hinds to Broad, OUT, the declaration must surely be imminent now. An ambitious drive through the covers, a grazed edge to the keeper, and Broad goes for a well-crafted innings

SCJ Broad c †Ramdin b Hinds 44 (54m 55b 6x4 1x6) SR: 80.00

Here's Graeme Swann

159.6

Hinds to Swann, FOUR, too wide, and slashed down to third man. A grateful start

End of over 160 (8 runs) England 533/8

    • GP Swann 4 (1b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 100 (186b 13x4)
    • RO Hinds 20-4-73-1
    • JE Taylor 28-7-73-2

Sulieman Benn, still wicketless, returns to try and break his duck for the innings

160.1

Benn to Collingwood, no run, better length to start. On off stump and pushed down the ground

160.2

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, eased into the covers off the front foot

160.3

Benn to Swann, no run, tweaks past the edge, and fumbled by the keeper. Lucky there was no bat on that. Not that it really matters at this stage of proceedings

Except to Benn of course

160.4

Benn to Swann, no run, floated onto a good length

160.5

Benn to Swann, no run, worked out to point off the back foot

160.6

Benn to Swann, 1 run, confidently stroked down the ground

End of over 161 (2 runs) England 535/8

    • GP Swann 5 (5b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 101 (188b 13x4)
    • SJ Benn 37-5-129-0
    • RO Hinds 20-4-73-1
161.1

Hinds to Swann, no run, pushed out to the covers

161.2

Hinds to Swann, FOUR, cracking shot, got right underneath it and lofted it cleanly over midwicket. More runs to the total

161.3

Hinds to Swann, no run, dabbed into the covers, and they think about a run, then think better of it

161.4

Hinds to Swann, no run, width outside off stump, left alone

161.5

Hinds to Swann, 1 run, a well-timed sweep, picked up in the deep at backward square

161.6

Hinds to Collingwood, 1 run, eased into the covers, and that is drinks

No sign of a declaration just yet ... but it must surely be on the cards soon

End of over 162 (6 runs) England 541/8

    • PD Collingwood 102 (189b 13x4)
    • GP Swann 10 (10b 2x4)
    • RO Hinds 21-4-79-1
    • SJ Benn 37-5-129-0
162.1

Benn to Collingwood, FOUR, an inelegant squat-sweep, but sweetly timed. That's four

162.2

Benn to Collingwood, 4 byes, not much the keeper could do about that. Fired down the leg-side, and there's no cutting that off

162.3

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, on the pads, tipped round the corner, and that's the 550

162.4

Benn to Swann, 1 run, three steps down the track and driven coolly down to long-on

162.5

Benn to Collingwood, no run, twirled onto a good length, and something resembling spin

162.6

Benn to Collingwood, 2 runs, clubbed down to long-off. All eyes on the dressing-room, but I suspect we might be out here for a while yet. Strauss might prefer 600 ... this is the ARG, after all

End of over 163 (12 runs) England 553/8

    • PD Collingwood 109 (194b 14x4)
    • GP Swann 11 (11b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 38-5-137-0
    • RO Hinds 21-4-79-1
163.1

Hinds to Swann, FOUR, smacked, hard, over long-on. Frill-free walloping, and effectively done

163.2

Hinds to Swann, 2 runs, drilled into the covers, good intent

163.3

Hinds to Swann, no run, reverse sweep, but hits the man. Unlucky, as that was well-timed

163.4

Hinds to Swann, 1 run, chipped up and away, plugs just short of the leg-side sweeper

163.5

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, dinked to midwicket, no way through there

163.6

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, tidy finish to the over. Eighteen remain for the day

England would lose two for the change of innings, so they might conceivably give West Indies a ten-over burst? Steve Harmison still has his pads on, which is a giveaway

End of over 164 (7 runs) England 560/8

    • PD Collingwood 109 (196b 14x4)
    • GP Swann 18 (15b 3x4)
    • RO Hinds 22-4-86-1
    • SJ Benn 38-5-137-0
164.1

Benn to Swann, 1 run, worked out to deep cover

164.2

Benn to Collingwood, no run, defended stoically on off stump

164.3

Benn to Collingwood, 2 runs, smashed high, high and handsomely, up and over midwicket. Edwards takes a brilliant catch as he hurtles towards the rope, but has no choice but to flick the ball back into play as he crashed into the boundary-boards

He didn't have time to pull off Adam Voges' stunning recovery. If you've not seen it, seek it out on YouTube before Cricket Australia pull the plug on it like the killjoys they are

164.4

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, worked into space

164.5

Benn to Swann, 1 run, driven back to the bowler, who is looking rather hacked off with life, to be frank

164.6

Benn to Collingwood, 1 run, driven down to mid-off. A bit meandery out there for the moment. Bring on the declaration. Please

End of over 165 (6 runs) England 566/8

    • PD Collingwood 113 (200b 14x4)
    • GP Swann 20 (17b 3x4)
    • SJ Benn 39-5-143-0
    • RO Hinds 22-4-86-1
165.1

Hinds to Collingwood, no run, full length, clipped out to midwicket

165.2

Hinds to Collingwood, OUT, smashed out to the deep, Edwards this time is in position for the catch at midwicket, and that is the declaration

PD Collingwood c Smith b Hinds 113 (302m 202b 14x4 0x6) SR: 55.94

Well timed in my opinion. First-innings runs could yet be vital in this game. The pitch is up and down, but not outrageously ... yet. An excellent innings from Collingwood, his eighth Test century, and coupled with yesterday's 169 for the captain, Andrew Strauss, England are sitting pretty. They now have 15 overs to attack with the new ball, and to take you through that intriguing hour's play, it will be the ever mad-fer-it Will Luke

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