result
4th Test, Bridgetown, Feb 26 - Mar 2 2009, England tour of West Indies
(81 ov)600/6d & 279/2d
Match drawn
player of the match
Ramnaresh Sarwan
West Indies
12y
• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Cook century ensures the stalemate

Alastair Cook converted his first Test century for 14 months into a career-best 139 not out, and Kevin Pietersen massaged his average with an unbeaten 72, as England overcame some early uncertainty to push the fourth Test at Bridgetown to the deathliest o

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Scorecard summary
England600/6(153.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Andrew Strauss142 (210)
Ravi Bopara104 (143)
Fidel Edwards3/151(30)
Sulieman Benn1/106(30)
West Indies749/9(194.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Denesh Ramdin166 (268)
Graeme Swann5/165(50.4)
England279/2(81 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 815 runs
ENG: 279/2CRR: 3.44 
Kevin Pietersen72 (116)
Alastair Cook139 (256)
Ramnaresh Sarwan3-0-16-0
Sulieman Benn21-1-64-1

Monty's running onto the field, Strauss puts his thumbs up questionably to Gayle on the field who returns in kind. And everyone shakes hands, as the Test has drifted into a draw. It was a useful time for Cook to rediscover some form, gliding 139 while Pietersen also showed greater fluency in his 72. It's been a mostly dull Test but, importantly, West Indies now cannot lose the series (and England, obviously, cannot win it...despite entering the series as apparent favourites). We hope you've enjoyed our commentary in this game, and do keep your eyes on the bulletin as well as the series homepage for all the post-match pieces. From me, Will Luke, along with Andrew Miller, we'll see you Friday for the fifth and final Test.

80.6
Sarwan to Pietersen, no run

a bouncer! Pietersen defends. Bit of fun

This could be the last ball of the Test

150 partnership

80.5
4
Sarwan to Pietersen, FOUR runs

cover-driven for four

80.4
Sarwan to Pietersen, no run

spins away sharply

Strauss is out on the balcony so it looks like it's all over shortly.

80.3
Sarwan to Pietersen, no run

nice legspinner, cautiously defended

80.2
1
Sarwan to Cook, 1 run

flicked to leg

Pietersen is gesturing to the dressing room to end this farce

80.1
Sarwan to Cook, no run

cracked out to the off side

Gayle's having a chat with the two batsmen, perhaps discussing a declaration (which can take place in five minutes). So we might have 15 more minutes, or we might have five

end of over 806 runs
ENG: 274/2CRR: 3.42 
Alastair Cook138 (254)
Kevin Pietersen68 (112)
Sulieman Benn21-1-64-1
Ramnaresh Sarwan2-0-11-0
79.6
1
Benn to Cook, 1 run

pushed out to the off side

79.5
Benn to Cook, no run

prods forward to defend

79.4
4
Benn to Cook, FOUR runs

beautifully played. No power in the shot but the timing was spot on, cover-driving this (albeit with quite a closed face) elegantly

79.3
Benn to Cook, no run

crunched to extra cover

79.2
Benn to Cook, no run

pushed out to the off side

Just the lone slip in place. Cook pulls out of the way, something distracting him, so here comes Benn once more

79.1
1
Benn to Pietersen, 1 run

flighted on middle, crunched to long-off

Benn to continue

end of over 796 runs
ENG: 268/2CRR: 3.39 
Alastair Cook133 (249)
Kevin Pietersen67 (111)
Ramnaresh Sarwan2-0-11-0
Sulieman Benn20-1-58-1
78.6
4
Sarwan to Cook, FOUR runs

cracked on the back foot out for four

78.5
Sarwan to Cook, no run

flicked to midwicket

I really wish he'd just whack it

78.4
1
Sarwan to Pietersen, 1 run

a full toss down the leg side, bunted to deep midwicket

78.3
Sarwan to Pietersen, no run

guided nicely out to extra cover

78.2
Sarwan to Pietersen, no run

tossed up outside off, pushed to cover

78.1
1
Sarwan to Cook, 1 run

wide of the off stump, cajoled off his hip

Sarwan continues around the wicket

end of over 783 runs
ENG: 262/2CRR: 3.35 
Kevin Pietersen66 (108)
Alastair Cook128 (246)
Sulieman Benn20-1-58-1
Ramnaresh Sarwan1-0-5-0
77.6
Benn to Pietersen, no run

goes for a switch hit but it's much too full

77.5
1
Benn to Cook, 1 run

more tip-and-run as Cook chips to mid-on, and that's Cook's highest Test score, beating the 127 he made against Pakistan in 2006

Best performances - batsmen
Ramnaresh Sarwan
RR Sarwan
291 runs (452)
30 fours
2 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
94 runs
15 fours
0 sixes
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Denesh Ramdin, player portrait
D Ramdin
166 runs (268)
20 fours
0 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
47 runs
9 fours
0 sixes
112419403771216
Best performances - bowlers
GP Swann
O
50.4
M
8
R
165
W
5
ECO
3.26
James Anderson, player portrait
JM Anderson
O
37
M
9
R
125
W
3
ECO
3.38
Match details
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of West Indies
Season2008/09
Player Of The Match
Ramnaresh Sarwan
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 match (5-day match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
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Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
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Daryl Harper
Reserve Umpire
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Clyde Duncan
Match Referee
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Alan Hurst