4th Test, Bridgetown, February 26 - March 02, 2009, England tour of West Indies
600/6d & 279/2d

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
England 1st Innings
West Indies 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Flow
England 1st Innings 
Andrew Strauss (c) b Powell14221024918167.61
Alastair Cook c Hinds b Taylor941872749150.26
Owais Shah c Smith b Benn747651014.89
Kevin Pietersen lbw b Edwards41771174053.24
Paul Collingwood c Nash b Edwards9615922012060.37
Ravi Bopara c Taylor b Edwards1041432339172.72
Tim Ambrose not out 76951048280.00
Stuart Broad not out 13101420130.00
Extras(b 5, lb 3, nb 8, w 11)27
TOTAL153.2 Ov (RR: 3.91)600/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-229 (Andrew Strauss, 64.1 ov), 2-241 (Alastair Cook, 69.1 ov), 3-259 (Owais Shah, 78.5 ov), 4-318 (Kevin Pietersen, 94.4 ov), 5-467 (Paul Collingwood, 128.6 ov), 6-580 (Ravi Bopara, 150.3 ov)
Jerome Taylor29.2710713.6412516000
69.1 to AN Cook, he's gone this time! Another hook shot and again he miscues it, the ball ballooning to Hinds' right at midwicket who took a superb catch diving to his right. 241/2
Fidel Edwards30015135.0311314125
94.4 to KP Pietersen, full length, on the stumps, Pietersen attempts to whisk through the leg side again and that looks utterly plumb on first viewing! Umpire Tiffin agrees, Pietersen does not, and so it goes to a referral. But that is so out it's almost come in again through the other side!. 318/4
128.6 to PD Collingwood, oh dear oh dear oh dear! What a way to end a superb innings. Collingwood went for the glory shot, sliced his drive, and Nash at deep point steadied himself well to pouch the breakthrough catch. 467/5
150.3 to RS Bopara, got him at last! Edwards has his man, dropping it short and Bopara went on the pull, skying it straight down fine-leg's throat. 580/6
Daren Powell24310714.459916011
64.1 to AJ Strauss, what a ball! An absolute gem from Powell which knocks Strauss off his feet and splays his stumps. As good a yorker as you will see, swinging late on Strauss and he was way too late on it. 229/1
Sulieman Benn30710613.5312310200
78.5 to OA Shah, got him! Again Shah tried to cut this ball which turned and bounced on him, and the ball flew into the chest of Smith at first slip - easy catch. 259/3
Chris Gayle1542801.86712000
Ryan Hinds1426204.42463202
Brendan Nash912002.22422000
Ramnaresh Sarwan201105.5030000
West Indies 1st Innings 
Devon Smith lbw b Swann551031578053.39
Chris Gayle (c)lbw b Anderson616191037.50
Ramnaresh Sarwan  b Sidebottom29145269830264.38
Ryan Hinds lbw b Swann1546532032.60
Shivnarine Chanderpaul lbw b Anderson7013415311052.23
Brendan Nash lbw b Swann3343545176.74
Denesh Ramdin  b Swann16626842420061.94
Jerome Taylor  b Swann5362726385.48
Sulieman Benn c †Ambrose b Anderson1420192070.00
Daren Powell not out 1330360043.33
Extras(b 15, lb 11, nb 6, w 1)33
TOTAL194.4 Ov (RR: 3.84)749/9d
Did not bat: Fidel Edwards 
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Chris Gayle, 4.5 ov), 2-121 (Devon Smith, 33.2 ov), 3-159 (Ryan Hinds, 47.4 ov), 4-281 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 84.5 ov), 5-334 (Brendan Nash, 95.2 ov), 6-595 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 165.1 ov), 7-672 (Jerome Taylor, 180.3 ov), 8-701 (Sulieman Benn, 185.3 ov), 9-749 (Denesh Ramdin, 194.4 ov)
James Anderson37912533.3716217100
4.5 to CH Gayle, huge shout, and that was a massive inducker that Gayle didn't read at all ... Umpire Tiffin says no, and it's probably a good shout. England ponder for a moment, and finally go for the referral. The replay shows it pitches just inside the line and is heading for leg stump ... Tiffin reverses his decision, and off Gayle goes!. 13/1
84.5 to S Chanderpaul, Anderson's got him! The inswinger darts back into Chanderpaul who shoulders arms, and up goes the finger. As you'd expect, it's been referred by Chanderpaul and the problem now is height. Now, the third umpire doesn't have the benefit of predictive hawkeye so they can't tell whether it would've gone over the stumps, but they don't even need hawkeye. It is that obvious. Up goes the finger for a second time. Well, for all England's celebrations, that decision really does sum up the sham of a system that this referral experiment is. 281/4
185.3 to SJ Benn, that was quick and Benn tried to pull it, but got a thin edge through to the keeper. 701/8
Ryan Sidebottom35414614.1714520200
165.1 to RR Sarwan, Sidebottom has an actual wicket! A superb delivery swinging back late into Sarwan whose off stump is pegged back, and there goes Sarwan's chance of a 300. 595/6
Stuart Broad32411303.5313816110
Graeme Swann50.4816553.2520918100
33.2 to DS Smith, a decent stride, rapped on the front pad, a big appeal and the finger goes up! It looked pretty unremarkable on first evidence, and sure enough it goes to a referral. But there's nothing there that can reprieve Smith, the ball struck him just inside the line, and the ball would have gone on to clip the off stump. He's on his way, and England have their breakthrough!. 121/2
47.4 to RO Hinds, beaten for pace I think as Hinds comes forward, trying to defend, but is rapped in front. And up goes the finger! He ponders whether to refer it before trudging off disconsolately and replays indicate that would just have clipped the leg stump. 159/3
95.2 to BP Nash, that's close - he's rapped him on the pads and up goes the appeal. Oh lord. Here we go again - Strauss has called for a referral. Now the umpire turned that down. So, can Daryl Harper be 100% certain the ball is going to hit the stumps? Perhaps a little high, so it won't be a surprise if it's given not-out. I don't know why it's taking so long - it seems perfectly straightforward: there is enough doubt to vindicate the original not-out decision. We're coming up to two minutes of wasted time, and - well, I am flabbergasted. He has been given out. Again, it was fairly clear the ball was going over the top yet Harper has told the onfield umpire to change his decision. I'm afraid I'm speechless. 334/5
180.3 to JE Taylor, it'll be a fifty and no more! A superb arm-ball from Swann, Taylor went back when he should have been forward, and that pings the bails. Well bowled Graeme, he's on for another five-for. 672/7
194.4 to D Ramdin, bowled him! Stepped outside leg, came forward but was beaten in the flight while trying to angle this out to the off side. 749/9
Kevin Pietersen913804.22303000
Ravi Bopara1306605.07445104
Paul Collingwood1615103.18635000
Owais Shah201909.5021002
England 2nd Innings 
Andrew Strauss (c) b Gayle38721015052.77
Alastair Cook not out 13925629415054.29
Owais Shah lbw b Benn2145402046.66
Kevin Pietersen not out 721161497162.06
Extras(b 6, nb 3)9
TOTAL81 Ov (RR: 3.44, 294 Mins)279/2d
Fall of wickets: 1-88 (Andrew Strauss, 22.5 ov), 2-129 (Owais Shah, 37.3 ov)
Fidel Edwards1014104.10457003
Daren Powell1203502.91524000
Sulieman Benn2116413.04856000
37.3 to OA Shah, another breakthrough, and England don't yet have a lead! Full length, Shah is nailed on the toe as he comes forward, and he can't even be bothered to refer that one. It must have been more plumb than it looked. 129/2
Jerome Taylor401503.75172000
Chris Gayle1754612.70794000
22.5 to AJ Strauss, bowled him! Slightly quicker ball on off stump and it drifts into Strauss who, attempting a cut, merely chops it onto his stumps. 88/1
Ryan Hinds1415604.00523100
Ramnaresh Sarwan301605.33113000
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Thu, 26 Feb - day 1 - England 1st innings 301/3 (Kevin Pietersen 32*, Paul Collingwood 11*, 90 ov)
Fri, 27 Feb - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 85/1 (Devon Smith 37*, Ramnaresh Sarwan 40*, 22 ov)
Sat, 28 Feb - day 3 - West Indies 1st innings 398/5 (Ramnaresh Sarwan 184*, Denesh Ramdin 25*, 109 ov)
Sun, 01 Mar - day 4 - England 2nd innings 6/0 (Andrew Strauss 5*, Alastair Cook 0*, 2 ov)
Mon, 02 Mar - day 5 - England 2nd innings 279/2d (81 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • England: 50 runs in 10.6 overs (68 balls), Extras 6
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (AJ Strauss 17, AN Cook 27, Ex 6)
  • Drinks: England - 62/0 in 15.0 overs (AJ Strauss 24, AN Cook 32)
  • England: 100 runs in 26.2 overs (160 balls), Extras 6
  • AN Cook: 50 off 86 balls (8 x 4)
  • Lunch: England - 115/1 in 32.0 overs (AN Cook 58, OA Shah 13)
  • England: 150 runs in 47.4 overs (288 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: England - 166/2 in 51.0 overs (AN Cook 82, KP Pietersen 18)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (AN Cook 26, KP Pietersen 23, Ex 1)
  • England: 200 runs in 60.6 overs (369 balls), Extras 7
  • AN Cook: 100 off 193 balls (11 x 4)
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 177 balls (AN Cook 51, KP Pietersen 49, Ex 1)
  • KP Pietersen: 50 off 74 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Tea: England - 233/2 in 68.0 overs (AN Cook 117, KP Pietersen 50)
  • England: 250 runs in 74.6 overs (453 balls), Extras 9
  • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 261 balls (AN Cook 75, KP Pietersen 72, Ex 3)
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
West Indies
Ramnaresh Sarwan
Series resultWest Indies led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1911
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days26,27,28 February, 1,2 March 2009 - day (5-day match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee