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Player of the Match

Day 5

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

The gall of the draw

How much did England know they needed to win this Test? The grimace on Andrew Flintoff's face as he put his body on the line gave the answer

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

West Indies show hitherto hidden steel

A Test match that was never meant to be held on this ground, but wouldn't have been held at all if the ARG hadn't been available, went down to the final hour

Others

578dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Swann five gives England the edge

Ramnaresh Sarwan was West Indies' best hope of avoiding a hefty first-innings deficit, as he reached tea on 68 not out from 109 balls after a hard-fought second session in which England kept their noses in front with two key wickets

578dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Windies secure the great escape

West Indies' final pair of Fidel Edwards and Daren Powell blocked out the final 36 minutes of a magnificent Test match at the Antigua Recreation Ground, to secure the draw that maintained their 1-0 lead in the series, and revived the momentum that had bee

578dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Chanderpaul and Sarwan dig in for Windies

On an arduous day of Test cricket at the Antigua Recreation Ground, West Indies' hopes of retaining their 1-0 lead over England rested with their veteran pairing of Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan

578dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Collingwood keeps England in command

Paul Collingwood scored the eighth century of his Test career as England cemented their dominance of the second Test at the Antigua Recreation Ground. His efforts, coupled with important cameos all down the order, ensured that the platform laid by Andrew

578dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Strauss 169 makes it England's day

Andrew Strauss produced a captain's innings in savour to put the horrors of Sabina Park firmly behind him, as England stole the show on the first day of the hastily arranged third Test at the Antigua Recreation Ground

578dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Test abandoned after sandpit farce

Play has sensationally been abandoned for the day after only ten deliveries of the second Test between England and West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium in Antigua

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

One switch-hit too many

Andrew McGlashan presents the plays of the fourth day between West Indies and England in Antigua

578dFazeer Mohammed

ARG: A home away from home

The Antigua Recreation Ground is what an established Test cricket venue really is: a home away from home

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Colly flowering

Reliant on heart and mind rather than reputation or limbs, Collingwood can be considered the ultimate over-achiever of his era

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Drained Gayle keeps the faith

Chris Gayle hasn't given up hope of his side salvaging a draw at the ARG, despite a game in which he admitted the team had been flat

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Regretful Sarwan refuses to give up

One of the many batting records that belong to the Antigua Recreation Ground is the highest successful run chase of 418, which West Indies completed against Australia in 2003. It's not much to cling onto, but given their dire position after three days it'

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Calm down, Stuart

Andrew McGlashan presents the plays of the third day between West Indies and England in Antigua

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Swann seizes his opportunity

Sir Allen Stanford never had much time for Test cricket and readily admitted as much during his involvement with the game. So it was fitting that as his name hit the headlines again, an old fashioned hard day's action unfolded on an old fashioned ground

578dTony Cozier

Edwards and Taylor show their worth

Fidel Edwards and Jerome Taylor have become stronger and fitter over the past couple of years under the tough conditioning regime of a succession of Australian trainers

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Windies prepare for pitch battle

One over from Andrew Flintoff was enough to show West Indies the task they face to save this Test

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Collingwood at core of England revival

A week ago England were beginning to comprehend their humiliation at Sabina Park yet now they have racked up a score more than 10 times their paltry 51. Andrew Strauss talked about getting back on the bike, but England have produced a performance that wo

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Pietersen and his histrionics

Andrew McGlashan presents the plays of the second day between West Indies and England in Antigua

578dFazeer Mohammed

Backyard Blues

To say Kensington Oval has not been a happy hunting ground for West Indies recently is putting it mildly

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Windies struggle at the ARG of old

Forty-eight hours, almost to the minute, after the players and umpires trooped off the field at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, never to return, they emerged from the famous white-washed pavilion at the ARG to huge cheers

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Back to the good old days

Andrew McGlashan presents the plays of the first day between West Indies and England in Antigua

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Strauss takes the bull by the horns

The strongest leaders respond at a time of crisis and if ever England needed a captain's innings this was it, and Andrew Strauss responded with 169

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

ICC give all-clear for Antigua Test

The Antigua Recreation Ground resembled a building site this morning as construction staff, painters, groundstaff and even firemen all helped to try and transform the venerable but near-derelict ground into a Test arena for tomorrow's hastily arranged thi

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Heart and soul revisited

England like to warm up before play with a game of football, but on Sunday they will go one stage further as they start a Test match on a football pitch

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Going through the pain barrier

Andrew McGlashan presents the plays of the fifth day between West Indies and England in Antigua

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Harmison urges England to win it for Flintoff

"Help your mates out," Andrew Flintoff pleaded to the England squad as they prepared for the second Test. Normally it is him bailing the team out of trouble, but on the fourth day at the Antigua Recreation Ground he really needed his mates to take the str

578dAndrew Miller

Antigua's lost legacy

Andrew Miller looks at Antigua's lost legacy on a day which saw a Test match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium abandoned after just 10 balls

578dCricinfo staff

All eyes on Recreation Ground after second Test abandonment

After the sensational abandonment of the second Test between West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, the two teams will meet again on the island for the third Test on Sunday at the old Antigua Recreation Ground

578dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Pitch concerns were voiced before match

Before the second Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium was suspended after just 10 balls, both West Indies and England had voiced major concerns about the state of the outfield

578dCricinfo staff

England keen to play at ARG

England have expressed a willingness to relocate the second Test to Antigua's old venue, the Recreation Ground in St John's, after the first day of the match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound was abandoned

578dMartin Williamson

'The game should never have been allowed to start'

An column on caribbeancricket.com by someone closely involved with the building of the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium has lifted the lid on the extent of the problems at the ground, as well as suggesting that this was a farce that was waiting to happen

234dCricinfo staff

Harmison set for instant recall

Steve Harmison is in line for an instant return to England's bowling attack after being left out of the side at North Sound on Friday morning

234dAndrew McGlashan in Antigua

Gayle seeks continuation of momentum

One side is trying to build on an unexpected surge of momentum and the other is trying to recover from humiliating defeat. The West Indies and England camps contain vastly different emotions at the moment

West Indies 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st59CH GayleDS Smith
2nd22RR SarwanCH Gayle
3rd15RR SarwanRO Hinds
4th148S ChanderpaulRR Sarwan
5th17S ChanderpaulBP Nash
6th26BP NashD Ramdin
7th26JE TaylorD Ramdin
8th9SJ BennD Ramdin
9th31SJ BennDBL Powell
10th17DBL PowellFH Edwards