Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 3

755dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Impressive England cruise to 10-wicket win

With more than two days to spare, England began a Test series on a winning note for the first time in 15 attempts and won at Lord's for the first time since 2005 as they wrapped up a convincing 10-wicket win against West Indies

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Strauss lauds Swann's efforts

Fresh from England's ten-wicket win over West Indies yesterday, the England captain Andrew Strauss has lauded the efforts of Graeme Swann

755dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Gayle laments batting disasters

West Indies' captain, Chris Gayle, was left lamenting a "disaster" for his team, as England rolled them over inside three days in the first Test at Lord's

755dAndrew Miller at Lord's

England uplifted by rookie success

The Man of the Match was an attacking spinner with genuine allround credentials. The stand-out batsman was a rookie who oozed class and confidence as he overcame a dicey first-day scoreline

Day 2

755dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Onions and Swann humble West Indies

The sweat and toil of Barbados and Trinidad felt a world away as England made home advantage count to bundle out West Indies for 152 and still had time to remove two more in the follow-on

Day 1

755dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Bopara ton holds England together

Ravi Bopara hits an unbeaten 118 as England reached 289 for 7 on the opening day at Lord's after Fidel Edwards also stars with four wickets

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Sloppy catching lets Windies down...again

The opening day of the first Test was transformed from one of promise to one of disappointment, if not despair, by a flurry of missed catches after tea

755dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Onions ushers return to normal service

After clinging, clawing, and refusing to yield throughout their series victory in the Caribbean in March, West Indies let their guard drop in alien conditions, and the moment's hesitation was all the invitation England needed to swarm through their defenc

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Walsh hopeful for new generation

When Courtney Walsh walked off The Oval arm-in-arm with his fellow fast-bowling destroyer Curtly Ambrose in 2000, West Indies had all but relinquished their long hold on the Wisden Trophy

755dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Shades of Hussain as Bopara arrives

The following scenario may sound familiar. England are at a low ebb after a desperate winter campaign, and a new coach decides it's time to take a punt with one of the most problematic positions in the side

755dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Bopara creates a momentum of his own

The momentum that carried Ravi Bopara to his second Test century was entirely unconnected to the fortunes (or lack thereof) of the England team - which is precisely why he was called into the side in the first place


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ECB defends Wednesday start for Tests

The ECB has defended its decision to host the first Test of the summer on a Wednesday and insist they have yet to receive a single complaint from the paying public

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Gayle blames the conditions

Chris Gayle acknowledged that his side have little time to prepare for the second Test but called on his side to adapt to the chilly conditions if they're to square the series at Chester-le-Street

755dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Gayle shrugs off late arrival

Chris Gayle has shrugged off criticism of his late arrival in England ahead of Wednesday's first Test at Lord's, and claims he is fully focussed on defending the Wisden Trophy

409dThe Preview by Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

New-look England target momentum

These two teams have been apart for barely a month but lock horns once again as England's international season makes its earliest ever start