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Day 5

621dNagraj Gollapudi at Lord's

Sammy 'pleased' despite defeat

The West Indies captain was left to reflect on another Test defeat but one that offered signs of hope

621dESPNcricinfo staff

They hurt me mentally - Sarwan

Ramnaresh Sarwan, the West Indies batsman who has not played for his country since June 2011, has turned on national team's coaching set up for his continued non-selection

621dESPNcricinfo staff

Sammy leaves Gayle door ajar

West Indies' captain Darren Sammy did nothing to quash talk after defeat at Lord's that Chris Gayle should be invited to strengthen his side in the rest of the Test series against England

621dAndrew McGlashan at Lord's

Gabriel gets KP

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the final day of the opening Test at Lord's

621dFazeer Mohammed

The confounding West Indies

Wouldn't it be wonderful though for us to get carried away, however briefly, on the wings of victory today?

621dMark Nicholas

Welcome to fortress England

The England team are utterly professional, confident in their skills and exude an air of superiority over touring opposition

621dGeorge Dobell at Lord's

Bell chimes as Sammy lets England off

West Indies needed to go for broke in pursuit of a famous win but Darren Sammy curiously chose to address a slow over-rate instead

Day 4

621dAndrew McGlashan at Lord's

I'm glad Broad's in my team - Swann

Graeme Swann has backed Stuart Broad to break records after taking his match haul against West Indies to 11 wickets and becoming only the fourth player to score a hundred, take five in an innings and 10 in a match at Lord's.

Day 3

Day 2

621dGeorge Dobell at Lord's

Strauss smiles, Sammy suffers

While England's captain restated his authority as a player, his West Indies counterpart endured a difficult day

621dNagraj Gollapudi at Lord's

All toil, no trouble

West Indies' pace attack failed to shine in overcast conditions but they can still learn their coach's lesson

621dDavid Hopps

Strauss salutes 'emotional' century

Andrew Strauss promised that he would allow himself to celebrate with a "little glass of something" after his first Test hundred for 18 months

621dAndrew McGlashan at Lord's

Sammy's missed wicket

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the second day between England and West Indies at Lord's

Day 1

621dGeorge Dobell at Lord's

Selfish gene fails shallow talent pool

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is not the first selfish batsman but his talents might be better utilised to benefit the West Indies team


621dDavid Hopps

Welcome to our cricketing summer

West Indies captain Darren Sammy is the first guest on Alison's Tea Break and by the end of a packed summer, the ESPN cricinfo teapot should have witnessed interviews with some of the biggest names in world cricket.

621dGeorge Dobell

Fallen giants face daunting test

Although there have been signs of improvement for West Indies their away record remains dismal and England will start the series as overwhelming favourites

621dNagraj Gollapudi

Sammy's West Indies 'fear winning'

Rudi Webster, who has worked as a mental skills coach with West Indies for three decades, believes Darren Sammy's side have a fear of winning

England 4th innings Partnerships

1st1AJ StraussAN Cook
2nd9JM AndersonAN Cook
3rd19IJL TrottAN Cook
4th28KP PietersenAN Cook
5th132IR BellAN Cook
6th4IR BellJM Bairstow