The Wisden Trophy - 3rd Test

West Indies v England

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Welcome back, all. Will here, and England are jogging out onto the field. Now then - is Harmy going to be up for this? Fifteen overs to be bowled - enough time to give it absolutely everything. Who will open? Anderson and Harmison? Flintoff and Anderson? So many questions. England's total, incidentally, is now 566 for 9 - docked two runs. Swann's six now becomes a four. Anyway - Anderson has the new ball with three waiting slips and a gully

0.1

Anderson to Gayle, no run, beaten by a total snorting jaffa! Lovely start, swinging away a touch from Gayle whose feet were concreted and he fished and missed

0.2

Anderson to Gayle, no run, wild delivery outside off which bounces immensely and nearly smashes into Prior's face

0.3

Anderson to Gayle, 1 run, a waste down the leg side, Gayle nudges it off his hip

0.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, angled across the left hander at good pace, and he nearly followed it ... before dragging his bat inside the line

Strauss is all smiles in the slips, cheering Anderson on. Plenty of movement and pace on offer

0.5

Anderson to Smith, 1 no ball, and it's Anderson's first no-ball of the innings. Good to get these out of the way early on...

0.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, much too wide and left alone

0.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, much better delivery on middle-and-leg shaping away from the left-hander who's forced to defend

End of over 1 (2 runs) West Indies 2/0
DS Smith    0* (4b)      JM Anderson    1-0-2-0
CH Gayle    1* (3b)     

Flintoff to take the new ball from the other end.

1.1

Flintoff to Gayle, no run, quick and accurate as ever, just outside off and it climbs after bouncing. Gayle leaves. Flintoff runs to within a couple of feet of Gayle's nose

1.2

Flintoff to Gayle, 1 run, pushes this out to cover

Flintoff, I think it's fair to say, is looking mean and angry. Three day's growth I'd say on his face, and an altogether terrifying prospect

1.3

Flintoff to Smith, no run, pacey delivery cutting back on Smith's off stump. Well defended, though he is miles back in his crease, standing tall and crisply punching it off the back foot

1.4

Flintoff to Smith, no run, on his legs, paddled around the corner where Cook - at a sort of floating leg slip - fumbles the fielding

1.5

Flintoff to Smith, no run, angled across Smith who leaves it alone. Speedgun not working, but it was quick enough

1.6

Flintoff to Smith, no run, very full just outside the off stump, and ignored. Cries of "awww" by the slips are mere histrionics

End of over 2 (1 run) West Indies 3/0
DS Smith    0* (8b)      A Flintoff    1-0-1-0
CH Gayle    2* (5b)      JM Anderson    1-0-2-0

2.1

Anderson to Gayle, no run, Anderson passes the outside edge - fine ball which Gayle followed

2.2

Anderson to Gayle, FOUR, leg-side rubbish from Anderson which Gayle nudges off his hip

2.3

Anderson to Gayle, no run, a better, fuller length which swings away late. He was right behind it though

2.4

Anderson to Gayle, no run, just outside off, prodded off the back foot

2.5

Anderson to Gayle, no run, ooh that was nice and full and he was very late on that, his feet all over the place and he nearly didn't get his bat down on time

2.6

Anderson to Gayle, 1 wide, the bouncer, which is way too short and sails over the batsman's head. And it's a wide

2.6

Anderson to Gayle, no run, half a shout to one down the leg side which swings back into his leg stump. Bit of a mixed bag from Anderson so far

End of over 3 (5 runs) West Indies 8/0
CH Gayle    6* (11b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-7-0
DS Smith    0* (8b)      A Flintoff    1-0-1-0

Flintoff to continue

3.1

Flintoff to Smith, no run, Smith goes for a Caribbean-style Gordon Greenidge-style one-legged pull but misses. Flintoff grimaces, baring his teeth like a primal warrior

3.2

Flintoff to Smith, no run, good length ball just outside off, punched off the back foot

3.3

Flintoff to Smith, FOUR, shot, Smith! Quick, spicy ball which doesn't quite bounce as much as Flintoff hoped, and he pulls it with hefty power through midwicket. Bosh

3.4

Flintoff to Smith, no run, angled across him and he leaves it alone

Around the wicket. Great atmosphere here. Several thousand drunk English fans roaring their team on

3.5

Flintoff to Smith, no run, left alone outside off, but a good line by Flintoff

3.6

Flintoff to Smith, no run, elegantly driven to mid-off

End of over 4 (4 runs) West Indies 12/0
DS Smith    4* (14b 1x4)      A Flintoff    2-0-5-0
CH Gayle    6* (11b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-7-0

4.1

Anderson to Gayle, no run, squared up by one which just left Gayle, who tried to turn it to leg, but it fell just short of Harmison in the covers. Dicey time, this, for Gayle

4.2

Anderson to Gayle, no run, a waste down the leg side

Belly's back on the field for England. He's a sub for Flintoff who's got problems with his feet

4.3

Anderson to Gayle, 1 run, on middle-and-leg, dropped down to short midwicket

4.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, wide. Too wide of the off stump

4.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, plays and misses at one which kept a touch low outside off

Around the wicket

4.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, down the leg side, off the pad

End of over 5 (1 run) West Indies 13/0
DS Smith    4* (17b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-8-0
CH Gayle    7* (14b 1x4)      A Flintoff    2-0-5-0

5.1

Flintoff to Gayle, no run, a big, noisy inside edge and Flintoff knows it

5.2

Flintoff to Gayle, 1 no ball, Gayle steps back and cuts...but it's a no-ball

5.2

Flintoff to Gayle, FOUR, no need to run. In the slot, just outside off, and Gayle just times it back down the ground. Easy, elegant, effortless

5.3

Flintoff to Gayle, no run, sheesh, that has flown! Reminiscent of Fidel Edwards earlier today, it took off from a goodish length, Gayle fished and missed and snapped his head out of the way

5.4

Flintoff to Gayle, 4 byes, but this one scuds through and nutmegs Prior! That's right on the centre line of the football markings, and misses everything

Flintoff grins at Gayle

5.5

Flintoff to Gayle, no run, angled out to cover

5.6

Flintoff to Gayle, FOUR, thick outside edge which flies past the slips, avoids the gully and that's four more!

End of over 6 (13 runs) West Indies 26/0
CH Gayle    15* (21b 3x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-14-0
DS Smith    4* (17b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-8-0

No Harmison yet. Anderson around the wicket

6.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, short of a length and left alone outside off

6.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, again short of a length and a little straighter this time, but he can't work it to leg

6.3

Anderson to Smith, 1 no ball, good ball, forcing Smith to defend on the back foot just outside off...

...but it's another no-ball by Anderson. Careless. And it was a huge overstep too

6.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, well left - excellent ball shaping back into Smith

6.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, scoots through low, bouncing twice before it reaches Prior

6.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, left alone outside off

6.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, good ball, firmly defended on the off stump

End of over 7 (1 run) West Indies 27/0
DS Smith    4* (24b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-9-0
CH Gayle    15* (21b 3x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-14-0

Right. Flintoff to continue. Seven overs for West Indies to survive this evening

7.1

Flintoff to Gayle, no run, chopped down to gully

7.2

Flintoff to Gayle, no run, that is a brute! Leapt off a length at waist height and Gayle was lucky not to get an edge on that

7.3

Flintoff to Gayle, no run, he's forward this time, nervously so, and defending

Three slips, two gullies and he's around the wicket

7.4

Flintoff to Gayle, FOUR, well, the packed off-side field hasn't bothered Gayle at all as he laces Flintoff behind square with rollicking power. Superb stroke - played it down nicely

Back over the wicket. One man on the leg side...!

7.5

Flintoff to Gayle, (no ball) 1 run, on middle-and-leg and he steals a single with a nudge off his hip

Another no-ball. England are a bit too fired up here

This is extraordinary. Four slips and two gullies. A 1-8 field

7.5

Flintoff to Smith, no run, left alone outside off

7.6

Flintoff to Smith, no run, sharp delivery but he needn't play at that

End of over 8 (6 runs) West Indies 33/0
DS Smith    4* (26b 1x4)      A Flintoff    4-0-20-0
CH Gayle    20* (26b 4x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-9-0

Now then. How's Harmison feeling? Time for a quick burst? Yep - here he comes.

8.1

Harmison to Gayle, no run, and a good start it is too, cutting this back into Gayle who takes the bottom hand off his bat

8.2

Harmison to Gayle, (no ball) SIX, drops this short and it's a no-ball ... and it's into the road! Huge hook shot from Gayle, who took his eye off the ball, but it didn't matter a jot. That has gone miles

Gayle flanged Harmison for six in his first over in Jamaica, too. The ball is now lost. No one knows where it is, and a replacement bag comes on. Ah, but they've found it now. Here comes Harmison once more

8.2

Harmison to Gayle, no run, a wide delivery, too short, and Gayle tries to absolutely murder this but misses it comfortably

He is going to try and take Harmison to pieces here...

8.3

Harmison to Gayle, no run, short of a length, Gayle goes back and swats this to cover off the back foot. A cross-batted cutting swat - difficult to describe it any better than that

8.4

Harmison to Gayle, (no ball) FOUR, short of a length but it doesn't quite climb, and Gayle pulls it baseball-style for four! What a powerful, crunching stroke

8.4

Harmison to Gayle, OUT, a half-volley outside off which Gayle tries to carve through the off side, but he can't quite lift it over Anderson at mid-off who holds onto a decent catch

CH Gayle c Anderson b Harmison 30 (42m 32b 5x4 1x6) SR: 93.75

Pretty ropey delivery by Harmison, and Gayle will be kicking himself

Powell is the nightwatchman

8.5

Harmison to Powell, no run, well, I don't know how to describe that. Powell just walked across his stumps and let the ball hit him

Powell is very much hook-happy. Short-leg and silly-point in place

8.6

Harmison to Powell, 1 no ball, outside off, left alone - another no-ball

8.6

Harmison to Powell, no run, better ball which cuts back into Powell, beating the outside edge of his forward defensive

End of over 9 (13 runs) West Indies 46/1
DBL Powell    0* (3b)      SJ Harmison    1-0-13-1
DS Smith    4* (26b 1x4)      A Flintoff    4-0-20-0

Flintoff to continue

9.1

Flintoff to Smith, no run, nice line outside off

9.2

Flintoff to Smith, 1 run, on the off stump, and full enough for Smith to prod forward and drop it out to cover for a hastily run single

Flintoff versus Powell...

9.3

Flintoff to Powell, no run, well played. Back in his crease, he gets right behind it and defends

9.4

Flintoff to Powell, no run, good delivery attacking his off stump, but again he plays it very well, defending solidly

Good start by Powell. He's looking really determined

9.5

Flintoff to Powell, 1 no ball, yet another no-ball. The eighth so far

9.5

Flintoff to Powell, no run, quick bouncer but Powell, a compulsive hooker and puller almost to the point of needing therapy for his addiction, ducks beneath it

9.6

Flintoff to Powell, no run, defended on the back foot - very solidly played

End of over 10 (2 runs) West Indies 48/1
DBL Powell    0* (8b)      A Flintoff    5-0-22-0
DS Smith    5* (28b 1x4)      SJ Harmison    1-0-13-1

Harmison comes loping in as the evening shadows fill the ground

10.1

Harmison to Smith, no run, left alone outside off

10.2

Harmison to Smith, no run, good line and length but Smith won't be drawn into driving at this

10.3

Harmison to Smith, no run, bounces on Smith who is back in his crease and defends it on the back foot

10.4

Harmison to Smith, FOUR, top shot. Real class in that stroke. He's a small man, and made sure he got his head right in line with the ball, before pulling it punchily around the corner. Excellent, attacking shot

10.5

Harmison to Smith, no run, on middle-and-off, Smith goes back to defend with the straightest of bats

10.6

Harmison to Smith, no run, wide of the off stump and ignored

End of over 11 (4 runs) West Indies 52/1
DS Smith    9* (34b 2x4)      SJ Harmison    2-0-17-1
DBL Powell    0* (8b)      A Flintoff    5-0-22-0

Broad into the attack now

11.1

Broad to Powell, no run, a real loosener, wide and woolly

11.2

Broad to Powell, no run, that lifts. It really did, off a good length, but was disappointingly wide

11.3

Broad to Powell, no run, too short from Broad. He gives Powell a steely glare, but he really needs to make him play here. Powell will be quite happy leaving these

11.4

Broad to Powell, 2 runs, excellent stroke. Back of a length, punched out through cover and they pick up two

11.5

Broad to Powell, no run, well wide, and a bit of a waste really

Last ball of the day coming up

11.6

Broad to Powell, no run, wide of the crease but left alone by Powell

End of over 12 (2 runs) West Indies 54/1
DBL Powell    2* (14b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-2-0
DS Smith    9* (34b 2x4)      SJ Harmison    2-0-17-1

Oh. We have one more over it seems. Harmison around the wicket

12.1

Harmison to Smith, 1 run, ooh that hurried onto Smith who nudged it to leg, and good cricket by Powell who immediately calls him through for a single. That's exactly what he, as nightwatchman, is there for

Harmison back over the wicket now

12.2

Harmison to Powell, no run, beaten by a cracker - not far away at all. 90mph and it held its line on Powell who fished and missed

12.3

Harmison to Powell, no run, the bouncer and a nasty one which Powell initially tried to fend, before dropping his gloves and snapping his head out of the way. Powell has played seriously well since he's come in!

12.4

Harmison to Powell, no run, turned to leg

12.5

Harmison to Powell, no run, so close once more. Powell prods forward tentatively and it only just misses his outside edge

Last ball (for real)

12.6

Harmison to Powell, no run, and he defends and survives

Close Well played Daren Powell, seeing West Indies through to stumps on the second day. Terrific day for England, compiling a huge 566 for 9 with Paul Collingwood cracking a typically gutsy and industrious hundred. Harmison picked up the early wicket of Gayle as the shadows lengthened, and West Indies have it all to do, trailing by 511. That's all from us. Do keep your eyes peeled on all the pieces coming through in the next few hours but, for now, it's goodnight from Will Luke and Andrew Miller.

End of over 13 (1 run) West Indies 55/1
DBL Powell    2* (19b)      SJ Harmison    3-0-18-1
DS Smith    10* (35b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-2-0

9.55am And so to business, and for the first hour it will be Andrew Miller and he will open up with his views on Monty. Andrew? Thank you Martin. Contrary to that rampant build-up, my views on Monty aren't outrageously hard-hitting. Suffice to say he's stuck in a monstrous rut, he needs to go away - much as Ian Bell has done - and contemplate his game. Brave decision I thought. Here's his replacement, Graeme Swann

9.50am The outfield is clearing and we are getting ready to resume. The sun is out, there's a stiff breeze and there is a sweepstake on how many times the words "ridge" is used today.

In a preview extract from today's Switch Hit Cricket Show, the team reviews the action in the third Test so far, and discuss the shift of momentum that has taken place since Jamaica. Catch it while it's still hot.

"Don't understand the problem with the pitch," emails Ian. "Any league cricketer will tell you we play on tracks like that week in week out. To duck or not to duck is the question." But do you face guys slinging down the ball at 85mph+ week in week out?

9.45am For all those asking about the weather, our man on the spot says it's looking fine for the day, before adding "so that's the cue for a flood later"!

Chris emails with a challenge. "I will be watching the reflection of the TV in the kitchen window from my desk. Anybody got a more obscure view than that?" Gilad thinks he has. "I'm craning my neck all the way from Israel to try and get a look of the ground. We have no TV coverage of the match here, so yeah, I'd say my view is obscured plenty!"

"What was the explanation for dropping Monty?" asks Nick Freeborn. "I didn't hear one at all." Andrew Miller has views on this which he will be eager to share with you when he starts the commentary.

Keep the comments flowing.

9.35am "What is the likelihood of ICC taking action against the pitch and outfield fiasco at the Sir Viv stadium?" asks Milesh. I suspect we all know the answer to that. Much soul searching, an investigation and then loads of hot air and no action.

"Good luck to the England boys today," mails Chockers. "They are being cheered on by Chris Tall and his dad at the game! They will be the two drunken fat English men with goat curry all down their chins." That hardly narrows it down, does it?

9.25am Good morning and welcome to day three of this match, what should have been day five of the original Antigua Test. "It's cracking," reports Andrew McGlashan from St John's. "Very warm again, so England's bowlers need to be ready for some hard work. All the focus will be on that centre line. The crowd is slowly building, but it would be nice to see a few more locals in today."

The office self-proclaimed experts think West Indies will still be batting (Jonathan Hungin) or that they will be following on because "the ridge is worrying them" (Andrew Miller).

13.1

Swann to Smith, no run, good length to start, around the wicket and on a good length

13.2

Swann to Smith, no run, probing delivery, outside off

13.3

Swann to Smith, no run, that's a ripper! Sharp spin, clean past the left-hander's edge. That's gone many a mile, further than anything Sulieman Benn managed

13.4

Swann to Smith, no run, good flight again, tentative defence

13.5

Swann to Smith, no run, squirted out to point, in the air for a moment, more sharp turn. Good bowling

13.6

Swann to Smith, no run, a lovely first over, real promise in that first foray

At the other end, it's going to be James Anderson, and I suspect he might be the main man for England today. The skiddy option in England's attack, much as Fidel Edwards was for West Indies

End of over 14 (maiden) West Indies 55/1
DS Smith    10* (41b 2x4)      GP Swann    1-1-0-0
DBL Powell    2* (19b)      SJ Harmison    3-0-18-1

14.1

Anderson to Powell, FOUR, no third or fourth slip, and no third man either. That was in the air off a thick edge ...

14.2

Anderson to Powell, no run, short and aggressive, and swinging back into the nightwatchman, Powell. Good delivery

Anderson himself survived only five balls as a nightwatchman on the second morning

14.3

Anderson to Powell, no run, back of a length, outside off again. Good lively bowling

14.4

Anderson to Powell, no run, short again, and this one doesn't get up nearly as much. It hops over the top of the stumps, but only just

14.5

Anderson to Powell, no run, short again, and Powell does well to slink inside the line

14.6

Anderson to Powell, FOUR, short again, and that's straight through that gap at fourth slip for the second time in the over. Expensive start, but threatening all the same

End of over 15 (8 runs) West Indies 63/1
DBL Powell    10* (25b 2x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-17-0
DS Smith    10* (41b 2x4)      GP Swann    1-1-0-0

15.1

Swann to Smith, no run, low full toss, drilled down the ground

15.2

Swann to Smith, no run, well flighted, on off stump and smothered with a broad bat

Swann thought he was merely being used as an end-changer for Harmison, but big spin in that first over ...

15.3

Swann to Smith, FOUR, that might encourage Strauss to go back to his quicks. Another full-toss, slammed violently through midwicket

15.4

Swann to Smith, no run, forward and defended

15.5

Swann to Smith, no run, loud appeal, but that was missing leg

15.6

Swann to Smith, 2 runs, drilled confidently through the covers

End of over 16 (6 runs) West Indies 69/1
DS Smith    16* (47b 3x4)      GP Swann    2-1-6-0
DBL Powell    10* (25b 2x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-17-0

16.1

Anderson to Powell, 2 runs, clipped off the legs and they turn for a second

16.2

Anderson to Powell, no run, good carry outside off stump, and left alone

16.3

Anderson to Powell, no run, that one definitely kept low. Well outside off stump though, so no real alarms. At least, not until England get it straight

16.4

Anderson to Powell, no run, better carry, but still not targetting the stumps

16.5

Anderson to Powell, no run, tighter line, Powell goes back into his crease to defend. A little awkward, but effective all the same

16.6

Anderson to Powell, no run, bouncer, but far too short. Powell survives another over

End of over 17 (2 runs) West Indies 71/1
DBL Powell    12* (31b 2x4)      JM Anderson    6-0-19-0
DS Smith    16* (47b 3x4)      GP Swann    2-1-6-0

Here is Harmison, what can he do?

17.1

Harmison to Smith, no run, outside off, good carry, left alone

17.2

Harmison to Smith, no run, that's a good length, pounding into the deck on off stump, and good carry into the spice, off the back foot

17.3

Harmison to Smith, no run, too wide to tempt a stroke

17.4

Harmison to Smith, no run, banged in short, targetting the football ridge, but down the leg-side

17.5

Harmison to Smith, 1 run, clipped off the pads, and picked up at midwicket

17.6

Harmison to Powell, no run, poor line from Harmison, sliding down leg, and well gathered by a tumbling Prior. England haven't quite managed a sustained threat yet

End of over 18 (1 run) West Indies 72/1
DBL Powell    12* (32b 2x4)      SJ Harmison    4-0-19-1
DS Smith    17* (52b 3x4)      JM Anderson    6-0-19-0

18.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, outside off, no stroke offered

18.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, more low carry through to the keeper, but that was once again well wide of the stumps

England spent the morning practising bowling at the football ridge, incidentally. So far they seem to have forgotten any other length

18.3

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, short, and effectively swatted through midwicket with a roll of the wrists. Good confident shot from Smith

18.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, too wide once again, Smith shoulders arms with utter insouciance

18.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, fuller length, targetting off stump this time, and Smith defends solidly, if a touch tentatively. When the ball is on the stumps, there is clear concern about the height at which it will arrive

18.6

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, too short still, and another confident rolled-wrist pull. Good percentage play

End of over 19 (3 runs) West Indies 75/1
DS Smith    20* (58b 3x4)      JM Anderson    7-0-22-0
DBL Powell    12* (32b 2x4)      SJ Harmison    4-0-19-1

19.1

Harmison to Smith, no run, outside off, and good carry through to the keeper, past the edge. A better line

19.2

Harmison to Smith, no run, a mite wider, and more confidently ignored by Smith

19.3

Harmison to Smith, no run, fuller and straighter, pitching leg, targetting off, and defended from the crease

19.4

Harmison to Smith, no run, too short and fired down the leg-side. Harmison isn't entirely without rhythm, but he's not at the top of his game just yet

19.5

Harmison to Smith, no run, better line, but still too wide to tempt a stroke, as the ball angles across the left-hander, and is left alone

19.6

Harmison to Smith, 4 byes, nutmegged! That one scooted along the ground, and straight through Prior's legs. Sure enough, that pitched on the halfway line. But again, it was outside off, so Smith was never in danger

End of over 20 (4 runs, maiden) West Indies 79/1
DS Smith    20* (64b 3x4)      SJ Harmison    5-1-19-1
DBL Powell    12* (32b 2x4)      JM Anderson    7-0-22-0

20.1

Anderson to Powell, no run, full length, targetting the blockhole, and pushed into the covers

Speculation, incidentally, about Andrew Flintoff's fitness. He is out there, at slip, but he didn't take part in the warm-ups and hasn't yet been called upon to bowl. The ECB insist he is fit, but the pundits around the ground can't help themselves. Doubtless he'll be thrown the ball shortly, and that'll end the rumours

20.2

Anderson to Powell, no run, outside off again, no stroke again

20.3

Anderson to Powell, no run, better carry, and Powell nods his approval as the ball beats his edge

20.4

Anderson to Powell, no run, outside off again

20.5

Anderson to Powell, no run, short, and more low bounce. But again, outside the off stump. England really do need to attack the stumps

20.6

Anderson to Powell, 2 runs, tighter line, this time demanding a defensive push into the covers. Which beats the field nicely. West Indies are making sound progress

End of over 21 (2 runs) West Indies 81/1
DBL Powell    14* (38b 2x4)      JM Anderson    8-0-24-0
DS Smith    20* (64b 3x4)      SJ Harmison    5-1-19-1

Harmison comes round the wicket, which is a good move, it takes his natural angle into the stumps instead of across them, to exploit that low bounce

21.1

Harmison to Smith, 1 no ball, oversteps, and way outside off as well

21.1

Harmison to Smith, no run, better line, defended off the back foot in front of middle

21.2

Harmison to Smith, no run, defended with a hop off the back foot. Better so far from Harmison

21.3

Harmison to Smith, no run, great delivery, outside off, angling back in fiercely, and just passing the top of off

21.4

Harmison to Smith, no run, this is more like it from Harmison. Defended again off the back foot in front of off stump

21.5

Harmison to Smith, no run, a good rhythm now from Harmison, and the stumps have been brought into play by his round-the-wicket line

21.6

Harmison to Smith, FOUR, good bowling and well played. Extra carry on off stump, but Smith kept his hands soft, and ran the ball through the gap at third man. He's looking good, as are the Windies

End of over 22 (5 runs) West Indies 86/1
DS Smith    24* (71b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    6-1-24-1
DBL Powell    14* (38b 2x4)      JM Anderson    8-0-24-0

22.1

Anderson to Powell, no run

22.2

Anderson to Powell, no run, outside off again, but this time Powell is drawn into the stroke. And he's beaten as well

22.3

Anderson to Powell, no run, good lift outside off but Powell drops his hands and lets it go by

22.4

Anderson to Powell, no run, fuller length, and solidly defended

22.5

Anderson to Powell, 1 run, probing the stumps now, but Powell is equal to the challenge and defends well

22.6

Anderson to Smith, 1 leg bye, worked into the gap to keep the strike

End of over 23 (2 runs) West Indies 88/1
DS Smith    24* (72b 4x4)      JM Anderson    9-0-25-0
DBL Powell    15* (43b 2x4)      SJ Harmison    6-1-24-1

23.1

Harmison to Smith, FOUR, dangerous lift, and a chance goes begging as the ball flies clean through the gap at third slip and away to the boundary

23.2

Harmison to Smith, no run, right up to the pads, but angling down the leg side. A strangled appeal, but very half-hearted

23.3

Harmison to Smith, FOUR, that's a good shot, a fraction too full, and Smith eases a half-volley through mid-on, just leant on the shot and used the pace. Superb

The fifty is up, and that's Powell's first fifty-stand in Tests. Well hung in there

23.4

Harmison to Smith, 1 run, on the pads, worked to square leg

Over the wicket now to the right-handed Powell

23.5

Harmison to Powell, no run, wide of off stump, never any thought of a stroke

"Looks like the groundstaff are expecting a shower," says Gnasher

23.6

Harmison to Powell, no run, outside off again, not the best line

Harmison was very nearly sick at the top of his run-up, incidentally. And now he's heading off the field, clutching his stomach. It's a hot day out there, England will hope that whatever needs to come out, comes quick

End of over 24 (9 runs) West Indies 97/1
DBL Powell    15* (45b 2x4)      SJ Harmison    7-1-33-1
DS Smith    33* (76b 6x4)      JM Anderson    9-0-25-0

Swann returns ...

24.1

Swann to Smith, FOUR, a violent response, a dance down the track and a wild hack over midwicket. Effectively played

24.2

Swann to Smith, 1 run, right up to the blockhole, an easy single to mid-on, who has been pushed back a touch by that last shot. Good batting

24.3

Swann to Powell, no run, twirled onto a good length, and defended with a big stride

24.4

Swann to Powell, no run, blocked again, with a bit of a bobble off the glove

24.5

Swann to Powell, no run, sharp turn as Powell jabs forward. A silly point would help here, and short leg comes across

24.6

Swann to Powell, no run, a turn of the wrists to complete the over. Well negotiated in the end

End of over 25 (5 runs) West Indies 102/1
DBL Powell    15* (49b 2x4)      GP Swann    3-1-11-0
DS Smith    38* (78b 7x4)      SJ Harmison    7-1-33-1

Now then, with Harmison off the pitch, here comes Flintoff, round the wicket. Has he got a hip injury? We'll soon see

25.1

Flintoff to Smith, no run, outside off, decent length, left alone

25.2

Flintoff to Smith, no run, good line outside off again, but Smith won't be tempted yet

25.3

Flintoff to Smith, no run, outside off again, decent rhythm, no great pace, and six inches too wide for the conditions

25.4

Flintoff to Smith, 4 byes, that one scuttles a touch, but again, it's not aimed at the stumps. Prior lets another one through his legs! He wouldn't make a hockey goalie

25.5

Flintoff to Smith, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone again

25.6

Flintoff to Smith, no run, better line, forcing a back-foot defensive stroke.

In a preview extract from today's Switch Hit Cricket Show, the team reviews the action in the third Test so far, and discuss the shift of momentum that has taken place since Jamaica. Catch it before this partnership extends so far that everything we've been saying has been confounded.

End of over 26 (4 runs, maiden) West Indies 106/1
DS Smith    38* (84b 7x4)      A Flintoff    6-1-22-0
DBL Powell    15* (49b 2x4)      GP Swann    3-1-11-0

26.1

Swann to Powell, no run, pushed out to point

26.2

Swann to Powell, 1 run, the first shot of true intent from Powell, he wasn't going to block forever. But the ball lands just short of the man in the deep at long-on

26.3

Swann to Smith, no run, pushed hard into the covers. Not quite to the pitch of the ball, but reasonably effective

26.4

Swann to Smith, no run, fuller length, raps the pads and oohs all round for the England fielders

26.5

Swann to Smith, no run, outside off, genuine spin, but no stroke

26.6

Swann to Smith, no run, floated into the blockhole, threatens to turn but well smothered in the end. Another over notched up

No breakthroughs in the first hour, that's a great effort from this pair.

End of over 27 (1 run) West Indies 107/1
DS Smith    38* (88b 7x4)      GP Swann    4-1-12-0
DBL Powell    16* (51b 2x4)      A Flintoff    6-1-22-0

27.1

Flintoff to Powell, no run, well played, tailed in towards off and kept a fraction low, but Powell got enough bat on it to fend it away

27.2

Flintoff to Powell, no run, short and angled back into the batsman. And it's not often that Powell has been described thus. But he's earned it this morning

27.3

Flintoff to Powell, 2 runs, on the pads, turned away well, and two more to the total

27.4

Flintoff to Powell, no run, good defensive play once again, watching the ball onto the bat, and crucially, keeping it out

27.5

Flintoff to Powell, no run, right behind the line, a full face of the bat, and pushed coolly into the covers. Good disciplined cricket

27.6

Flintoff to Powell, no run, once again, a solid defensive block on off stump. That is a quality effort from Powell, and that is also the end of the first hour.

So, that is drinks and a well-earned one for Smith and Powell. England haven't quite got it right this morning. Too many opportunities to leave the ball alone, and of course they've lost Harmison to a bout of sickness. That may be temporary, but it sums up their fortunes in the first hour.

For the resumption, it will be Will Luke. But if you're bored in between updates, and are a fan of Cricinfo's wonderfully popular Ask Steven, check out scrum.com's own version, Ask John. Do you know who scored the last four-point try in international rugby? You soon will ...

End of over 28 (2 runs) West Indies 109/1
DBL Powell    18* (57b 2x4)      A Flintoff    7-1-24-0
DS Smith    38* (88b 7x4)      GP Swann    4-1-12-0

Hello all. Harmison's back on the field; Flintoff's now gone off. No he hasn't - he's back on now. Ignore me. Right, Swann to continue around the wicket

28.1

Swann to Smith, no run, on middle-and-leg, defended

28.2

Swann to Smith, OUT, tossed up on middle-and-leg with a touch of drift and Smith goes for a huge slog over long-on and he's bowled! Poor, impetuous stroke by Smith having played so well for the first hour

DS Smith b Swann 38 (130m 90b 7x4 0x6) SR: 42.22

That really was a poor stroke, but well bowled by Swann - tossed that up well above Smith's eye line and got a little bit of drift

Here's Sarwan

28.3

Swann to Sarwan, 1 run, flighted outside the off stump with a touch of turn back into the right hander

28.4

Swann to Powell, no run, beaten by a beauty! He's ripping them now, Swann, and this beats Powell's floaty attempt at a cover drive

28.5

Swann to Powell, 1 run, squeezed out to cover and Powell wants a single, but Sarwan demands he scurries back in his crease. The throw hits the stumps - good work, that - but it ricochets away and they do get the single after all!

28.6

Swann to Sarwan, 1 run, short, whipped off his hip

End of over 29 (3 runs) West Indies 112/2
RR Sarwan    2* (2b)      GP Swann    5-1-15-1
DBL Powell    19* (59b 2x4)      A Flintoff    7-1-24-0

29.1

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, ooh that's a good nut, cutting back in to Sarwan who shoulders arms. Keeps a touch low

Still hasn't hit the "football halfway line" yet

29.2

Flintoff to Sarwan, FOUR, class from Sarwan, taking advantage of this leg-side stray and flicking it powerfully through midwicket

29.3

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, much better line outside off, to which Sarwan goes back and angles it out to the off side

29.4

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, ooh that's close! A dangerous shot from Sarwan, cutting it outside off and he gets a thick inside edge

29.5

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, pushed off the back foot

29.6

Flintoff to Sarwan, 2 runs, neat stroke off the back foot - he just waited for it nicely, punching it out to cover

End of over 30 (6 runs) West Indies 118/2
RR Sarwan    8* (8b 1x4)      A Flintoff    8-1-30-0
DBL Powell    19* (59b 2x4)      GP Swann    5-1-15-1

30.1

Swann to Powell, no run, a very elegant stroke by Powell, stroking it (literally) to mid-off. He has played so well this morning

30.2

Swann to Powell, no run, classical! That really is a sweet strike again, stepping out to this wider delivery from Swann

30.3

Swann to Powell, no run, and he goes for his third cover drive but is beaten in the flight, and Prior roars a huge appeal! As does Swann. Looks like there was a thick edge there - it certainly sounded like it - but Rudi's arm remains by his side

Replays show there was a massive edge there. Oh dear

30.4

Swann to Powell, no run, defended on the front foot

30.5

Swann to Powell, no run, just outside off, Powell comes forward to smother

30.6

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

End of over 31 (maiden) West Indies 118/2
DBL Powell    19* (65b 2x4)      GP Swann    6-2-15-1
RR Sarwan    8* (8b 1x4)      A Flintoff    8-1-30-0

No referral system in this Test, by the way...

31.1

Flintoff to Sarwan, FOUR, ah, shot Sarwan. Terrific, confident back-foot drive - he slapped it powerfully for four. Fine stroke

31.2

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, slightly tighter line just outside off

31.3

Flintoff to Sarwan, no run, punched off the back foot

31.4

Flintoff to Sarwan, 1 run, good line, Sarwan tries to work it to leg but can't time it properly. Still - enough for a cheeky single, and you can't say fairer than that, can you?

31.5

Flintoff to Powell, no run, plays and misses! Kept a little low outside off

31.6

Flintoff to Powell, no run, well played by Powell, coming forward and defending to mid-on

End of over 32 (5 runs) West Indies 123/2
DBL Powell    19* (67b 2x4)      A Flintoff    9-1-35-0
RR Sarwan    13* (12b 2x4)      GP Swann    6-2-15-1

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32.1

Swann to Sarwan, no run, flighted on middle, he comes forward to deaden the spin

32.2

Swann to Sarwan, no run, Sarwan shuffles across to the off side just a touch, before nudging this to leg

32.3

Swann to Sarwan, no run, firmly forward, smothering the spin. Very straight bat

32.4

Swann to Sarwan, no run, forward defensive

32.5

Swann to Sarwan, no run, good, tight line once more from Swann

32.6

Swann to Sarwan, no run, again he defends

End of over 33 (maiden) West Indies 123/2
RR Sarwan    13* (18b 2x4)      GP Swann    7-3-15-1
DBL Powell    19* (67b 2x4)      A Flintoff    9-1-35-0

Flintoff is off the field, and so it'll be Stuart Broad into the attack

33.1

Broad to Powell, 4 byes, and immediately he finds a grubber which scoots along the ground and again Prior can't stop it! Nutmugged once more. He just can't keep his legs together

Ooh er, missus...

33.2

Broad to Powell, no run, nice delivery on the off stump, cutting back into him

33.3

Broad to Powell, no run, just outside off, shaping back into the right hander who is tall in defence

"Try and get your legs together a little earlier," suggests Gower to Prior. Jokes galore.

33.4

Broad to Powell, no run, that bounced some! Prior took it high to his left - that really climbed. Well played, though

33.5

Broad to Powell, no run, so close. Powell went back, got a thick inside edge which bounced over the stumps. Mighty, mighty close

33.6

Broad to Powell, 1 run, fine stop at short square leg to save a certain four. Powerfully pulled

End of over 34 (5 runs) West Indies 128/2
DBL Powell    20* (73b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-3-0
RR Sarwan    13* (18b 2x4)      GP Swann    7-3-15-1

34.1

Swann to Powell, no run, outside off, Powell is cautiously forward

34.2

Swann to Powell, no run, lunges forward once more but it spits up at him a touch. Played with soft hands

34.3

Swann to Powell, no run, defended on the front foot

34.4

Swann to Powell, 1 run, ooh this too is close! Goes for a booming drive and it flies past short leg

34.5

Swann to Sarwan, no run, pushes this out to the off side

34.6

Swann to Sarwan, no run, and it's defended once more

End of over 35 (1 run) West Indies 129/2
RR Sarwan    13* (20b 2x4)      GP Swann    8-3-16-1
DBL Powell    21* (77b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-3-0

35.1

Broad to Powell, no run, that's a good one - and Prior stops it! Well done that man. Cut back on the right-hander and kept very low, scooting through on the bounce to the keeper

35.2

Broad to Powell, 1 run, pushed out to the off side - oh blimey, they've gone for a man single here but Broad's throw is wide of the non-striker's end! He would've been gone by a metre-and-a-half

35.3

Broad to Sarwan, no run, jags back nastily on Sarwan who drops it out to the off side. Broad giraffe-steps to his left to field

35.4

Broad to Sarwan, no run, times this drive very well but straight to mid-off

35.5

Broad to Sarwan, no run, and again, smacks it to Anderson at mid-off. Looks in good touch, Sarwan

35.6

Broad to Sarwan, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 36 (1 run) West Indies 130/2
RR Sarwan    13* (24b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-4-0
DBL Powell    22* (79b 2x4)      GP Swann    8-3-16-1

Strauss is having a chat with Steve Harmison, who is no longer chundering.

36.1

Swann to Powell, no run, turning back into Powell who, calmly, defends

36.2

Swann to Powell, no run, encouraging turn back into Powell but he prods this out to the off side

36.3

Swann to Powell, no run, lunges forward to defend

36.4

Swann to Powell, no run, slightly tighter on the off stump this time

36.5

Swann to Powell, no run, nice dip-and-curve but it's solidly defended

36.6

Swann to Powell, no run, half a shout but he's well outside off

End of over 37 (maiden) West Indies 130/2
DBL Powell    22* (85b 2x4)      GP Swann    9-4-16-1
RR Sarwan    13* (24b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-4-0

Just the one slip for Broad and an orthodoxly defensive field

37.1

Broad to Sarwan, no run, left alone outside off. A hint of shape back into the right hander

37.2

Broad to Sarwan, no run, wider of the crease this time, back of a length, Sarwan defends with the straightest of bats

37.3

Broad to Sarwan, no run, too straight this time, but Sarwan can only knock it off his hip - no timing in the stroke

37.4

Broad to Sarwan, no run, ignored outside off again

Broad must make them play more. It's a reasonable line, if not quite attacking enough

37.5

Broad to Sarwan, no run, that's better. Six of those would do nicely. Sarwan shuffles an inch or two across his stumps, defending it out to cover

37.6

Broad to Sarwan, no run, straight, flicked to leg to end a maiden. And that kept worryingly low, too

End of over 38 (maiden) West Indies 130/2
RR Sarwan    13* (30b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    4-1-4-0
DBL Powell    22* (85b 2x4)      GP Swann    9-4-16-1

38.1

Swann to Powell, OUT, got him! Lovely piece of bowling and a fine, smart catch by Collingwood. Classical off-spinner's delivery which spins on Powell, who came forward to defend, the ball taking a thick outside edge to Collingwood's left. He rolled and tumbled and got both hands to it

DBL Powell c Collingwood b Swann 22 (129m 86b 2x4 0x6) SR: 25.58

"Collingwood was getting into the music just before that wicket, now Swann has hit the right note," groans Gnasher. "I'll get my coat." Taxi is waiting; we've already paid the fare.

Around the wicket

38.2

Swann to Hinds, no run, huge shout! This is very, very close as he's rapped on the pads ... but again Rudi turns it down

Dead close, that. Not sure why that wasn't given

38.3

Swann to Hinds, no run, ooh well bowled again! Flighted on middle-and-off

38.4

Swann to Hinds, no run, terrific line to the left-hander, on middle-and-off. Nudged to leg

38.5

Swann to Hinds, no run, crisply driven to mid-on

38.6

Swann to Hinds, no run, another big appeal, this time just by Prior. Down the leg side, though

"That's two more wickets than Monty managed in 47 overs in Kingston," notes Andrew McGlashan.

End of over 39 (wicket maiden) West Indies 130/3
RO Hinds    0* (5b)      GP Swann    10-5-16-2
RR Sarwan    13* (30b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    4-1-4-0

39.1

Broad to Sarwan, no run, drilled back to Broad who stops it in his follow through

39.2

Broad to Sarwan, no run, a leg-cutter which is ignored

39.3

Broad to Sarwan, no run, shot - but fielded! Sarwan absolutely murdered that but Collingwood pulled off a fine save at cover, diving to his right

39.4

Broad to Sarwan, no run, good line and length, punched off the back foot

39.5

Broad to Sarwan, no run, my word, that was deadly close. A horrible delivery for Sarwan which scuttled through below knee-height, and he only just got bat on it

39.6

Broad to Sarwan, no run, wide of the off stump

End of over 40 (maiden) West Indies 130/3
RR Sarwan    13* (36b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    5-2-4-0
RO Hinds    0* (5b)      GP Swann    10-5-16-2

Swann around the wicket

The usual forthright views on the referral system from Bob Willis when talking to The Wisden Cricketer. "I am a fan. It clearly needs refining because the standard of umpiring is hopeless now. Two of the umpires in this series, Daryl Harper and Tony Hill, are dreadful umpires."

40.1

Swann to Hinds, no run, tossed up on middle

40.2

Swann to Hinds, no run, wide of the off stump, turning away - well left

40.3

Swann to Hinds, 1 run, too full this time and Hinds clips it to mid-on crisply

40.4

Swann to Sarwan, no run, full and straight and defended

40.5

Swann to Sarwan, no run, on middle-and-off with a touch of drift - he's gained loop and curve all day, in fact - and Sarwan prods at it warily

40.6

Swann to Sarwan, no run, firmly blocked

End of over 41 (1 run) West Indies 131/3
RR Sarwan    13* (39b 2x4)      GP Swann    11-5-17-2
RO Hinds    1* (8b)      SCJ Broad    5-2-4-0

Broad is around the wicket with one slip

"I don't know where you go the term 'nutmegged' from, but in Trinidad at least, we use the term 'ratters'," says Stefan, "as in a rat scurrying across the ground, to describe what you're seeing. And yes, the ball is ratting." Top knowledge. We love new words, we do.

41.1

Broad to Hinds, no run, well played by Hinds, coming forward and turning his wrists defensively

41.2

Broad to Hinds, no run, straight and nudged to leg

41.3

Broad to Hinds, no run, good leave

41.4

Broad to Hinds, no run, well left outside off

41.5

Broad to Hinds, no run, angled out to the off side

"For all their obsession with Ashes," James emails, "England surely have discovered a trick here. Have a football line running down the pitch and win the series."

Over the wicket

41.6

Broad to Hinds, 1 run, nudged down to fine leg for a quick single

End of over 42 (1 run) West Indies 132/3
RO Hinds    2* (14b)      SCJ Broad    6-2-5-0
RR Sarwan    13* (39b 2x4)      GP Swann    11-5-17-2

Right, back to the action, as opposed to the WICB's inaction. Andrew Miller here to start things off in the second session of the day. And if you haven't heard it yet, have a listen to The Switch Hit Cricket Show, freshly recorded today.

Unofficial sightings of Gravy, the ARG's ubiquitous entertainer, doing a jig in the stands. Is he coming out of retirement? Meanwhile, here's Swann

Some unconvincing explanations from the WICB's Donald Peters during the lunch interval … in effect, the farce at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium was not the fault of the WICB but of the local organisers. Lots of talk about investigations but nothing of substance. As for the stadium itself, he does a good job of distancing himself from events. If Peters is to be believed, the WICB had no interest in the state of the ground even though it had only just been relayed and the drainage concerns had been present since the place was built. Your thoughts?

Martin Williamson, who has been listening to WICB chief executive Donald Peters, describes the interview he has just heard on the BBC as being little more than a litany of excuses and fudge. Despite the string of self-created embarrassing messes heaped on the WICB, Peters sees no reason to stand down. "I am not saying I am a genius but I put in long hours," Peters said. "This is not the easiest job in the world and there are a lot better jobs to do. If I felt I couldn't do the job I would be the first person to step down."

Your flood of feedback suggests that there is little sympathy for Peters or the WICB out there. "Surely though the WICB is partly responsible for deciding which grounds get which Tests and therefore it should be their responsibility to oversee preparations and to ensure that the grounds are for for purpose," argues Alan from Canada. "This is a time to take responsibility not for sloping shoulders."

"We have a better chance of sending a West Indian to the moon than having the WICB admit culpability for the 2nd Test fiasco," emails Stevie C. Mike says: "If there was a buck it must be tired out now because it certainly has no ideas where it stops."

Lunch And that, merry gentle folk, is lunch on the third day. Good, entertaining session. Graeme Swann bowled a fine spell and could have ended up with four wickets rather than two, while West Indies - who fought superbly to go wicketless in the first hour - still have plenty of work to do. England's fast bowlers were mostly a disappointment - join us in 40 minutes to see if they can improve

42.1

Swann to Hinds, no run, on the off stump, defended solidly

42.2

Swann to Hinds, no run, outside off, a bit of turn, no stroke offered

The photographers behind the bowler's arm have been drafted in to sort out the boundary boards, which are reflecting the sun. There's Philip Brown, the loudest-shirted citizen in the Caribbean, and Julian Herbert, who is allegedly filing for Getty Images, but I've not seen much evidence yet ...

42.3

Swann to Hinds, no run, outside off and defended

42.4

Swann to Hinds, no run, good control, and dragged forward to defend

42.5

Swann to Hinds, 2 runs, hustled onto the back foot, and nudged round the corner

42.6

Swann to Hinds, no run, a hint of turn, and defended on the back foot

End of over 43 (2 runs) West Indies 134/3
RO Hinds    4* (20b)      GP Swann    12-5-19-2
RR Sarwan    13* (39b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    6-2-5-0

43.1

Anderson to Sarwan, FOUR, that's a sweetly timed stroke, just a touch misdirected, and rifled off the pads through midwicket

43.2

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, much fuller length for Anderson, this is his first burst from the Factory Road End

43.3

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, pushed right up to the bat and a hint of inswing as well, Sarwan drives to mid-on

43.4

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, awkward late defence as Sarwan sizes up a pull but thinks better of it as the ball skids on

43.5

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, good line now from Anderson, definitely tailing in from outside off, and crucially, targetting the stumps. Any misbehaviour and he's in business

43.6

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, angling in again, defended on off stump

End of over 44 (4 runs) West Indies 138/3
RR Sarwan    17* (45b 3x4)      JM Anderson    10-0-29-0
RO Hinds    4* (20b)      GP Swann    12-5-19-2

44.1

Swann to Hinds, FOUR, that's a great shot as well, a full-faced on-drive, but Steve Harmison at mid-on can't get down to field that. He is not looking well out there

44.2

Swann to Hinds, no run, full length, floating into the blockhole, and sure enough, blocked

44.3

Swann to Hinds, no run, probing stuff, a threat of turn, and good line and length

44.4

Swann to Hinds, no run, a squeak of acclaim as ball beats bat. Good bowling

"Has anyone yet mentioned that today is Ryan Hinds's 28th birthday?" asks David Finkelman. We have now.

44.5

Swann to Hinds, no run, defended into the covers

44.6

Swann to Hinds, no run, driven firmly back down the ground, but fielded by Swann in his followthrough

End of over 45 (4 runs) West Indies 142/3
RO Hinds    8* (26b 1x4)      GP Swann    13-5-23-2
RR Sarwan    17* (45b 3x4)      JM Anderson    10-0-29-0

45.1

Anderson to Sarwan, 1 run, clip through midwicket

Round the wicket to the left-hander

45.2

Anderson to Hinds, 1 run, slightly short and misdirected, flicked off the hip

45.3

Anderson to Sarwan, FOUR, short and just enough width to clobber it past point. Lovely batting

45.4

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, wide of the crease, angled back into the stumps, defended

45.5

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, short again, tucked out to midwicket but straight to the fielder

45.6

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, full face of the bat, driven hard back down the ground, but safely gathered behind the bowler's arm

End of over 46 (6 runs) West Indies 148/3
RR Sarwan    22* (50b 4x4)      JM Anderson    11-0-35-0
RO Hinds    9* (27b 1x4)      GP Swann    13-5-23-2

46.1

Swann to Hinds, no run, outside off and left well alone

46.2

Swann to Hinds, 1 run, fuller length, pushed hard into the covers, and a scampered quick single

46.3

Swann to Sarwan, no run, tossed up outside off and crunched back down the ground, and very nearly straight into Swann's waiting hands. Bounced just short

46.4

Swann to Sarwan, 1 run, sharp turn from outside off, worked off the hip

46.5

Swann to Hinds, no run, drawn forward to smother the spin

46.6

Swann to Hinds, no run, forward again, and defended down the ground

End of over 47 (2 runs) West Indies 150/3
RO Hinds    10* (31b 1x4)      GP Swann    14-5-25-2
RR Sarwan    23* (52b 4x4)      JM Anderson    11-0-35-0

47.1

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, angling back towards the stumps, and Sarwan's whipped flick doesn't quite come off as the ball stops on him and rolls gently back down the pitch

Some running repairs for Sarwan's bat required after that shot. Out come a selection of replacements, as delivered by Lionel Baker, the 12th man

47.2

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, driven hard into the covers

47.3

Anderson to Sarwan, FOUR, great shot, short of a length, and Sarwan leans back in a delicate late cut, barely hits it, just opens the face and that fizzes through third man

47.4

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, a touch short of a length, and pushed out to cover

47.5

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, short and angled into the body, defended off the back foot

47.6

Anderson to Sarwan, no run, good probing over, Anderson is looking England's likeliest seamer at the moment, largely because he's not obsessed with that ridge, and is merely looking to attack the stumps

End of over 48 (4 runs) West Indies 154/3
RR Sarwan    27* (58b 5x4)      JM Anderson    12-0-39-0
RO Hinds    10* (31b 1x4)      GP Swann    14-5-25-2

48.1

Swann to Hinds, no run, curled onto a good length, and defended

48.2

Swann to Hinds, no run, half an appeal as that pitches very adjacent to off stump, but that's outside the line

48.3

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

48.4

Swann to Hinds, no run, worked out to midwicket

48.5

Swann to Hinds, no run, outside off stump, a hint of turn, left alone

48.6

Swann to Hinds, no run, no stroke offered again, another over ticks by

End of over 49 (maiden) West Indies 154/3
RO Hinds    10* (37b 1x4)      GP Swann    15-6-25-2
RR Sarwan    27* (58b 5x4)      JM Anderson    12-0-39-0

Right, here's the change that might prove interesting. Harmison returns, and he wasn't looking too flush earlier

49.1

Harmison to Sarwan, 1 bye, stiffly flung down the leg-side to start things off. Not ideal ...

Round the wicket now

49.2

Harmison to Hinds, no run, that's a better ball, fizzing past the edge from just back of a length

49.3

Harmison to Hinds, no run, short, and Hinds is caught on the crease as the ball is uncomfortably worked out to cover

49.4

Harmison to Hinds, 1 run, short, and pulled hard into the leg-side

49.5

Harmison to Sarwan, 1 run, short again, he's aiming for that ridge but just sending down long-hops for the moment. Pulled out to deep midwicket

49.6

Harmison to Hinds, no run, defended cagily into the off side

Breaking news - Sir Allen Stanford has been arrested for "fraud of shocking magnitude" ... more soon

End of over 50 (3 runs) West Indies 157/3
RO Hinds    11* (41b 1x4)      SJ Harmison    8-1-35-1
RR Sarwan    28* (60b 5x4)      GP Swann    15-6-25-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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

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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

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