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268dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Cook and Bopara prosper on placid track

Ravi Bopara became the first England batsman to score three Test centuries in consecutive innings since his hero and mentor Graham Gooch in 1990, while another of Gooch's protégés, Alastair Cook, made an unbeaten 126, as West Indies were made to toil with

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AN Cook
AN Cook
160(339) 17x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 48 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 10 20 15 41 9 6 51
RS Bopara
RS Bopara
108(208) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 38 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
4 17 14 7 20 10 24 12

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
JM Anderson
O26.3
M5
R87
W5
Eco3.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JM Anderson
JM Anderson
O16
M5
R38
W4
Eco2.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

England won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Match days

14,15,16,17,18 May 2009 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
44 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 176/10

  • Lionel Baker4 (1b)
  • Tim Bresnan14-2-45-3
  • James Anderson16-5-38-4

Andrew Miller is scripting a bulletin, so do have a look if you missed any of the action. We'll have a full package and reaction available on our series homepage, so keep your eyes peeled. With that win, England go to fifth in the rankings - up one place. We hope you've enjoyed our coverage in this brief little series. We'll be back for the one-dayers, of course, followed by the ICC World Twenty20. And then? Well it's the Ashes, in case you'd forgotten. For now, from me, Will Luke, along with Andrew Miller, it's goodbye.

England celebrate in a huddle, winning by an innings-and-83 runs. They've utterly outplayed West Indies here. Stumps are grabbed and Andy Flower applauds them from the balcony, grinning from ear to ear. Pleasing start to his tenure for him. It's been a complete rout today; remember, they started on 115 for 3, so have lost 7 for 61 in the blink of an eye. A really forgettable Test and, in all honesty, a forgettable series for West Indies all round.

43.6
W
Bresnan to Edwards, OUT, got him! Goes for a big pull but top-edges it miles and miles in the air, the ball spiralling as fine-leg steadies himself to take a good catch. And England celebrate a 2-0 series-win

FH Edwards c sub (K Turner) b Bresnan 4 (14m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

43.5
0
Bresnan to Edwards, no run, short, wide of the off stump and left alone
43.4
4
Bresnan to Edwards, FOUR runs, bosh! Take that. A dismissive, slappy sort of pull which just evades deep square leg
43.3
0
Bresnan to Edwards, no run, fuller delivery and Edwards swipes and misses. And so does Collingwood, behind the stumps
43.2
0
Bresnan to Edwards, no run, another bouncer, but Edwards ignores it
43.1
0
Bresnan to Edwards, no run, drops in a bouncer which Edwards tries to hook, missing it completely. Very late swing after it passes by, Collingwood taking it nicely to his right
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West Indies 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st53CH GayleDS Smith
2nd35RR SarwanCH Gayle
3rd1CH GayleLMP Simmons
4th52S ChanderpaulLMP Simmons
5th1S ChanderpaulBP Nash
6th4S ChanderpaulD Ramdin
7th17S ChanderpaulJE Taylor
8th4S ChanderpaulSJ Benn
9th1S ChanderpaulFH Edwards
10th8FH EdwardsLS Baker