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)
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1.2

Edwards to Strauss, FOUR, sweet stroke, a half-volley on the pads and tucked away

England 7/0   AJ Strauss 5* (4b 1x4)   FH Edwards 0.2-0-4-0
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   AJ Strauss 9* (8b 2x4)   FH Edwards 1-0-8-0
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

England 19/0   AN Cook 10* (17b 1x4)   JE Taylor 2.3-0-8-0
5.1

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, Powell drops it short, wide and Strauss cuts it hard and crisply backward of point for four. Excellent, controlled shot into the ground

England 23/0   AJ Strauss 13* (11b 3x4)   DBL Powell 0.1-0-4-0
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

England 32/0   AJ Strauss 18* (23b 4x4)   JE Taylor 4.5-0-15-0
8.6

Taylor to Strauss, FOUR, four more! Poor ball on his legs, flicked and clipped through midwicket for four

England 36/0   AJ Strauss 22* (24b 5x4)   JE Taylor 5-0-19-0
10.4

Gayle to Strauss, FOUR, well that's a waste by Gayle. Short, wide and cut tremendously hard by Strauss for four

England 40/0   AJ Strauss 26* (28b 6x4)   CH Gayle 0.4-0-4-0
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   AN Cook 20* (45b 2x4)   CH Gayle 2-0-9-0
13.6

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, England reach their fifty, and pass the laughable 51-all-out in Jamaica, with a glorious off-drive by Strauss for four. Nothing more than a checked-drive, and it absolutely scorched past Powell for four

England 53/0   AJ Strauss 32* (38b 7x4)   DBL Powell 5-2-14-0
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

England 73/0   AN Cook 32* (79b 3x4)   FH Edwards 3.3-0-16-0
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

England 79/0   AN Cook 36* (87b 4x4)   FH Edwards 4.5-0-21-0
26.5

Benn to Strauss, FOUR, swept, and swept hard, Strauss was like a crouching tiger (sort of) as he dropped early in his stance and pounced his slog-sweep over the in-field

England 85/0   AJ Strauss 45* (72b 8x4)   SJ Benn 5.5-1-13-0
36.2

Benn to Cook, FOUR, monstrous heave-ho over midwicket - cor, he's played that well. Touch too short from Benn, so Cook went down on one knee and smudged him powerfully over the leg side

England 109/0   AN Cook 46* (116b 5x4)   SJ Benn 10.2-1-30-0
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

England 116/0   AJ Strauss 63* (113b 9x4 1x6)   CH Gayle 6.4-0-21-0
42.3

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

England 127/1   OA Shah 4* (1b 1x4)   CH Gayle 8.3-1-26-1
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

England 137/1   OA Shah 10* (14b 2x4)   CH Gayle 10.5-1-32-1
47.3

Hinds to Strauss, FOUR, so close! A huge slice of luck for Strauss as he goes back and cuts this almost out of Ramdin's gloves. Gayle, the lone slip, didn't see it (and to be fair, he wouldn't have caught that). Races away for four

England 141/1   AJ Strauss 75* (138b 10x4 1x6)   RO Hinds 4.3-0-14-0
50.5

Powell to Shah, FOUR, that's a horrible delivery. A complete waste on this pitch. Short, wide of the off stump and Shah pulled it through midwicket. He could've hit that pretty much anywhere

England 153/1   OA Shah 18* (23b 3x4)   DBL Powell 5.5-2-20-0
51.3

Hinds to Strauss, FOUR, shot! Again he uses his feet, dancing down the pitch like it's 2005, and clatters this with a lovely free-flowing drive over long-on

England 157/1   AJ Strauss 83* (153b 11x4 1x6)   RO Hinds 6.3-1-21-0
52.2

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, what a stroke that is. My word. On the face of it, it was a lazy, uninterested pull around the corner but he absolutely nailed it. Monstrous timing

England 164/1   AJ Strauss 90* (158b 12x4 1x6)   DBL Powell 6.2-2-24-0
52.3

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, shot of the day for me. That's pure elegance, leaning into this wonderful off-drive for four which scorches past mid-off

England 168/1   AJ Strauss 94* (159b 13x4 1x6)   DBL Powell 6.3-2-28-0
54.3

Powell to Strauss, FOUR, that is a strong, authoritative shot and a powerful pull. That's Strauss in 2004 there, pulling this wider ball through mid-on

England 174/1   AJ Strauss 99* (166b 14x4 1x6)   DBL Powell 7.3-2-32-0
57.3

Hinds to Shah, FOUR, right in the block and Shah cannot resist this. There's no one behind the bowler, or the umpire, and he deposits it for four. Strong, confident stroke

England 188/1   OA Shah 27* (37b 4x4)   RO Hinds 9.3-1-33-0
59.6

Hinds to Shah, FOUR, shot! Shah was so quick to pounce on that, half-slapping half-driving it through cover. Inventive cricket

England 197/1   OA Shah 33* (49b 5x4)   RO Hinds 11-1-40-0
60.1

Benn to Strauss, FOUR, another four. Runs really flowing here for England. Benn floated it on middle-and-leg, but there's little turn and little bounce. Strauss went down on one knee, thought about proposing, before whacking it over midwicket

England 201/1   AJ Strauss 111* (181b 15x4 1x6)   SJ Benn 13.1-1-41-0
60.4

Benn to Strauss, FOUR, I'm afraid this is poor bowling. It's too straight - he's not forcing him to drive through the covers. Strauss heaves him over the vacant deep midwicket region for another fat four

England 205/1   AJ Strauss 115* (184b 16x4 1x6)   SJ Benn 13.4-1-45-0
62.4

Benn to Shah, FOUR, swish bang! Straight down the ground, through the line, along the ground. Top biffing

England 216/1   OA Shah 43* (54b 6x4 1x6)   SJ Benn 14.4-1-56-0
63.4

Hinds to Strauss, FOUR, swung away, and slapped straight over midwicket. That's a cracking strike. England have been plotting at tea, quite clearly

England 220/1   AJ Strauss 120* (195b 17x4 1x6)   RO Hinds 12.4-2-44-0
67.1

Hinds to Shah, FOUR, shot. Inside out goes Shah, lofting him over extra cover

England 233/1   OA Shah 48* (60b 7x4 1x6)   RO Hinds 14.1-2-53-0
67.4

Hinds to Strauss, FOUR, Hinds is being milked like a cow with an oversized udder. Too straight, and Strauss just paddles him around the corner

England 238/1   AJ Strauss 128* (213b 18x4 1x6)   RO Hinds 14.4-2-58-0
75.5

Nash to Strauss, FOUR, he's connected this time, but very nearly holes out to midwicket! Sarwan was the man, not Benn alas, and that clears his leap by a foot

England 258/1   AJ Strauss 145* (239b 19x4 1x6)   BP Nash 3.5-1-7-0
75.6

Nash to Strauss, FOUR, short again and that's poor bowling. Strauss is into position in a flash and pulling hard behind square leg

England 262/1   AJ Strauss 149* (240b 20x4 1x6)   BP Nash 4-1-11-0
77.5

Nash to Shah, FOUR, sweet. A compact drive, straight down the ground. He's waited patiently for that

England 267/1   OA Shah 56* (94b 8x4 1x6)   BP Nash 4.5-1-16-0
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   AJ Strauss 154* (248b 21x4 1x6)   JE Taylor 12-2-29-0
79.6

Nash to Strauss, FOUR, ooh close! So close to inside-edging that onto his leg-stump. That was mighty close; I reckon it just shaved the stumps, too. You could hear a noise from the stump mic

England 276/1   AJ Strauss 158* (250b 22x4 1x6)   BP Nash 6-1-21-0
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

England 281/2   AJ Strauss 162* (261b 23x4 1x6)   JE Taylor 14.1-3-34-0
85.6

Benn to Strauss, FOUR, bosh! That'll do. A gift from Benn, Strauss skips down the pitch, opens himself up and hits him inside out for four through cover. Twang

England 290/2   AJ Strauss 168* (267b 24x4 1x6)   SJ Benn 17-2-62-0
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

England 305/3   KP Pietersen 12* (35b 1x4)   JE Taylor 15.3-3-41-0
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

England 318/4   PD Collingwood 5* (10b 1x4)   JE Taylor 17.4-4-49-0
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   PD Collingwood 9* (12b 2x4)   JE Taylor 18-4-53-0
98.2

Powell to Collingwood, FOUR, short, and too wide, and that's coolly cut away behind point. Three fine strokes, a drive, a pull and now a cut. He's up and running

England 328/4   PD Collingwood 13* (16b 3x4)   DBL Powell 11.2-2-45-0
98.5

Powell to Collingwood, FOUR, banged in short again, and Collingwood swings another boundary over his shoulder and away to fine leg. Valuable runs

England 332/4   PD Collingwood 17* (19b 4x4)   DBL Powell 11.5-2-49-0
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

England 336/4   KP Pietersen 25* (54b 2x4)   FH Edwards 18.3-2-51-2
100.2

Powell to Collingwood, FOUR, short, and pulled fiercely through midwicket. That's poor from Powell and he's knows it

England 344/4   PD Collingwood 23* (22b 5x4)   DBL Powell 12.2-2-55-0
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

England 349/4   PD Collingwood 28* (26b 6x4)   FH Edwards 19.2-2-57-2
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

England 357/4   PD Collingwood 33* (31b 7x4)   FH Edwards 20.2-2-63-2
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

England 367/4   KP Pietersen 39* (85b 3x4)   DBL Powell 16.3-2-65-0
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

England 371/4   PD Collingwood 38* (45b 8x4)   SJ Benn 19.2-3-67-0
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

England 382/4   PD Collingwood 47* (70b 9x4)   DBL Powell 20.3-3-72-0
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

England 387/4   KP Pietersen 45* (107b 4x4)   DBL Powell 21-3-77-0
123.2

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

England 399/4   PD Collingwood 57* (91b 10x4)   SJ Benn 26.2-4-81-0
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

England 416/6   MJ Prior 6* (15b 1x4)   SJ Benn 28.4-5-89-0
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

England 424/6   MJ Prior 13* (29b 2x4)   SJ Benn 30.3-5-95-0
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

England 434/6   PD Collingwood 73* (139b 11x4)   FH Edwards 24.4-2-74-2
139.5

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

England 440/6   MJ Prior 21* (39b 3x4)   CH Gayle 12.5-1-41-1
142.2

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

England 447/6   MJ Prior 26* (49b 4x4)   BP Nash 7.2-2-25-0
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

England 452/6   MJ Prior 31* (53b 5x4)   SJ Benn 33.2-5-105-0
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

England 456/6   MJ Prior 35* (54b 6x4)   SJ Benn 33.3-5-109-0
144.2

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

England 462/6   PD Collingwood 81* (153b 12x4)   BP Nash 8.2-2-30-0
147.5

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

England 475/7   SCJ Broad 6* (4b 1x4)   SJ Benn 35.5-5-123-0
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

England 479/7   SCJ Broad 10* (5b 2x4)   SJ Benn 36-5-127-0
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

England 489/7   SCJ Broad 15* (19b 3x4)   DBL Powell 22.5-3-83-0
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

England 494/7   SCJ Broad 20* (22b 4x4)   JE Taylor 24.2-7-62-2
157.1

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

England 513/7   SCJ Broad 36* (48b 5x4 1x6)   DBL Powell 25.1-3-97-0
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

England 517/7   SCJ Broad 40* (50b 6x4 1x6)   DBL Powell 25.3-3-101-0
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   PD Collingwood 99* (184b 13x4)   JE Taylor 28-7-73-2
159.6

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

England 533/8   GP Swann 4* (1b 1x4)   RO Hinds 20-4-73-1
161.2

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

England 539/8   GP Swann 9* (7b 2x4)   RO Hinds 20.2-4-77-1
162.1

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

England 545/8   PD Collingwood 106* (190b 14x4)   SJ Benn 37.1-5-133-0
163.1

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

England 557/8   GP Swann 15* (12b 3x4)   RO Hinds 21.1-4-83-1
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