0.1 gone! First baller! Sidebottom looked to swing it in to the right-handed Ganga who flicks the ball straight to Cook at short leg who pouches a good catch 0/1
    7.3 pitches just outside off, nips in towards middle and traps Gayle, who was going for the heave over midwicket, plumb on the back leg 32/2
    8.4 ooh and again he flashes at this, high over the slips but that could have gone anywhere 34/3
    16.6 but Harmison has got his hat on, as Morton drives this meekly to Sidebottom at mid-off. A very tame dismissal indeed, and Morton glares warily at the pitch as though 'stopped' on him. But he only has himself to blame 55/4
    not out
    45.6 and the pressure gets to him! A touch shorter from Hoggard, Bravo tries to pull it extravagantly but drags it onto his stumps 141/5
    63.4 Samuels thought it was going to go across him, but he exposed his leg stump and Sidebottom bowls him around his legs 199/6
    69.4 what a fine piece of bowling that is and a superb catch from Collingwood at second slip. Angled across him, the ball then cut back a touch to Ramdin who tried to punch it off the back foot but could only edge it to Collingwood who took it in front of his face 219/7
    70.2 good grief. What a dreadful shot that is. A touch wider of the off stump and Powell tries to pull it, but skies it to Prior behind the stumps who steadies himself to take a comfortable catch 220/8
    73.5 bowled him! Edwards was back in his crease, trying to push it off the back foot but the inswing crept past his bat and knocked out his off stump 229/9
    97.1 on off-and-middle and would have hit middle two-thirds the way up 287/10
    18 (b 4, lb 13, nb 1)
    287 all out (97.1 Overs, RR: 2.95, 446 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Daren Ganga, 0.1 ov), 2-32 (Chris Gayle, 7.3 ov), 3-34 (Devon Smith, 8.4 ov), 4-55 (Runako Morton, 16.6 ov), 5-141 (Dwayne Bravo, 45.6 ov), 6-199 (Marlon Samuels, 63.4 ov), 7-219 (Denesh Ramdin, 69.4 ov), 8-220 (Daren Powell, 70.2 ov), 9-229 (Fidel Edwards, 73.5 ov), 10-287 (Corey Collymore, 97.1 ov)
    RJ Sidebottom29108853.0300
    MJ Hoggard2685822.2300
    SJ Harmison2547823.1200
    MS Panesar13.123412.5800
    PD Collingwood411203.0001
    37.1 there's the line and there's the edge! Strauss was uncertain in Edwards' last over, and he hadn't settled this time around either. The perfect line and high-kicking length to the left-hander, a thin graze through to Ramdin, and Edwards is off on his windscreen-wiper celebration. A big breaklthrough! 133/5
    6.4 oh what a soft dismissal. On his pads, Cook flicks at it but can't connect properly and gets a thin edge. Ramdin dives to his right to take a very fine, low catch 37/1
    31.4 Vaughan has gone this time - prodding away from his body, and that's a good catch snapped up by the reliable Bravo at second slip 110/2
    32.3 pitched up, and Hoggard will be disappointed to have prodded away from his body, chasing the drive 119/3
    33.6 tempting short ball outside off, Pietersen goes to pull to midwicket and instead gets an under edge which flies straight through to Ramdin 121/4
    93.6 That's the end of that! Probably beaten by boredom and over-confidence as much as anything else. Pitched up, tempted into a wild swing, and a thin deflection takes out off stump 369/8
    47.2 full, just outside off stump, Bell drives, gets a thick edge and the ball flies straight into gully's midriff 165/6
    85.3 Prior looks to pull a shorter ball and Devon Smith, running in from deep square leg, takes a good catch a foot or so off the ground 334/7
    94.1 Two in two! A big, big heave-ho from Harmison, but he got more height than distance and Ganga at extra cover circled underneath the ball and gobbled a simple chance 369/9
    not out
    99.6 and that's the end of that. Back of a length, Panesar goes back to defend, and loses his bails via an inside-edge 400/10
    51 (b 5, lb 8, nb 23, w 15)
    400 all out (100 Overs, RR: 4.0, 446 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Sir Alastair Cook, 6.4 ov), 2-110 (Michael Vaughan, 31.4 ov), 3-119 (Matthew Hoggard, 32.3 ov), 4-121 (Kevin Pietersen, 33.6 ov), 5-133 (Andrew Strauss, 37.1 ov), 6-165 (Ian Bell, 47.2 ov), 7-334 (Matt Prior, 85.3 ov), 8-369 (Paul Collingwood, 93.6 ov), 9-369 (Steve Harmison, 94.1 ov), 10-400 (Monty Panesar, 99.6 ov)
    FH Edwards23111254.86016
    DBL Powell3268932.7810
    CD Collymore29511624.0066
    CH Gayle932502.7701
    DJ Bravo201005.0000
    MN Samuels503507.0000
    23.4 the breakthrough, Hoggard persists with his line outside off, Gayle drives and edges, a jubilant Prior doesn't have to move to take the catch 94/4
    1.5 full inswinger to the left hander, pitches middle, Smith plays round it, and the ball would have hit middle two-thirds of the way up. An easy decision for Billy Bowden, and the tactical switch of openers hasn't worked 7/1
    5.3 loose drive, feeling for the outswinger, and Prior holds an oh-so-obvious edge at knee height to his right 15/2
    8.4 Morton goes back and shapes to hammer it through the covers, gets a big bottom edge and the ball crashes into his off stump. He stands for a moment looking at his bat almost as if he has been betrayed by an old friend and then turns and heads off 38/3
    63.6 an attempted action replay, but this one bites more than the last and the timbers are rattled! Chanderpaul's magnificent resistance is over. Since his last dismissal, he's been unbeaten for five minutes shy of 18 hours. Wonderful effort 222/10
    43.3 Bravo tries to repeat the shot but the ball was closer to him and instead of going high and far it just went high, Sidebottom at mid-off had a long time to wait for gravity to take effect but he made no mistake 162/5
    47.4 undone by spin and bounce, Samuels pushes forward, the ball takes the edge high on the bat and Collingwood at first slip holds it high to his right 169/6
    51.1 dipping, spinning, Ramdin, out of his depth against Harmison in the last over, is utterly bemused by one from Monty that pitches on middle and hits off 175/7
    54.2 now, that is just brainless batting. A repeat performance of his first-innings dismissal, Powell has a loose uppish waft outside off stump, gets right underneath the shot, and dollies the simplest chance to Vaughan walking in from short mid-off. Another one bites the dust, and England scent a 3-0 rout 188/8
    56.3 and that was even better! Full and straight, and utterly unstoppable. The off stump does a cartwheel, middle is knocked askew as well, and England are inching ever closer to the knockout 194/9
    not out
    18 (b 1, lb 12, nb 3, w 2)
    222 all out (64 Overs, RR: 3.46, 298 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Devon Smith, 1.5 ov), 2-15 (Daren Ganga, 5.3 ov), 3-38 (Runako Morton, 8.4 ov), 4-94 (Chris Gayle, 23.4 ov), 5-162 (Dwayne Bravo, 43.3 ov), 6-169 (Marlon Samuels, 47.4 ov), 7-175 (Denesh Ramdin, 51.1 ov), 8-188 (Daren Powell, 54.2 ov), 9-194 (Fidel Edwards, 56.3 ov), 10-222 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 63.6 ov)
    RJ Sidebottom1544002.6600
    MJ Hoggard1142832.5410
    SJ Harmison2029224.6013
    MS Panesar1624652.8700
    KP Pietersen20301.5000

Match Details


England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England won the 4-match series 3-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11am start, Lunch 1.00-1.40pm, Tea 3.40-4.00pm, Close 7.00pm

Match days

15,16,17,18,19 June 2007 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 15 Jun - day 1 - no play
  • Sat, 16 Jun - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 132/4 (S Chanderpaul 44*, DJ Bravo 43*, 40.4 ov)
  • Sun, 17 Jun - day 3 - England 1st innings 121/4 (AJ Strauss 72*, 34 ov)
  • Mon, 18 Jun - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 83/3 (CH Gayle 52*, S Chanderpaul 16*, 19.2 ov)
  • Tue, 19 Jun - day 5 - England 2nd innings 111/3 (21.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

England 4th innings Partnerships

1st16AJ StraussAN Cook
2nd13MP VaughanAJ Strauss
3rd76MP VaughanKP Pietersen
4th6PD CollingwoodMP Vaughan