result
5th Test, Port of Spain, Mar 6 - 10 2009, England tour of West Indies
546/6d & 237/6d
(65.5 ov, target 240)544 & 114/8
Match drawn
player of the match
Matt Prior
England
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• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

West Indies survive in thrilling finale

West Indies regained the Wisden Trophy for the first time since 2000 in a thrilling finale to the series in Trinidad. Left with 66 overs in which to bat in their second innings after England's lunchtime declaration, West Indies shipped wickets at regular

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Scorecard summary
England546/6(158.5 overs)1st INNINGS
West Indies544/10(178.4 overs)1st INNINGS
England237/6(38.4 overs)2nd INNINGS
West Indies114/8(65.5 overs)2nd INNINGS
Ryan Hinds20 (94)
Devon Smith17 (42)

We'll have a full package from today, as well as a series-review, at the site (RSS) in the coming minutes, hours and days so do keep an eye on the series page. Don't forget to read Andrew Miller's bulletin, too. I've been Will Luke, and along with Andrew we hope you've enjoyed our commentary for this gripping series. Well, it was gripping at times, wasn't it? We'll be back for the one-dayers and hope you'll join us then.

Of course, there will be odd dozen or thousand people who will complain England batted for too long but there's no point looking back. What's done is done, and West Indies have every reason to celebrate a rare and deserved series-win.

What a final day that has been. It's been thrilling, enthralling and wonderful to watch. Gayle comes out on to the pitch and the two teams all shake hands with each other as England applaud the crowd. It's the first time they've won a series in five years - and they're showing a new-found resilience to their cricket which has been completely lacking over the past decade. These are great scenes; Gayle is at the heart of the celebrations, pumping everyone's hands and generally mucking around with complete abandon

65.5
Panesar to Edwards, no run

nudged to leg and that's it! West Indies win the series! They know they can't lose and they're partying on the balcony - and England reluctantly shake hands, and it's the end of the match

Here we go. Two balls to survive

George Headley, Everton Weekes, Garry Sobers, IVA Richards, BC Lara, FH Edwards...

65.4
Panesar to Edwards, no run

well back in his crease...and he defends!

65.3
Panesar to Edwards, no run

on the back foot, shuffling across and he defends! Well played

This is absurdly tense

65.2
Panesar to Edwards, no run

tossed up and somehow that misses the off stump! And his bat. Did he hit it? I don't think so but either way Prior couldn't take it. No edge though

65.1
Panesar to Edwards, no run

tosses it up on off stump and it turns, bounces and he misses!

Swann or Monty? It's Monty. Last over. The field is as absurd as you can imagine - they're all around the bat

end of over 651 run
WI: 114/8CRR: 1.75 
Denesh Ramdin17 (87)
Fidel Edwards1 (3)
James Anderson16-7-24-3

Anderson looks a finished man. That's the end of his series, and he's down on his haunches. He's bowled superbly all Test

64.6
Anderson to Ramdin, no run

swinging back into him and it's defended

64.5
Anderson to Ramdin, no run

spearing into him, he defends

64.4
Anderson to Ramdin, no run

passes the outside edge! Drags him forward and he gropes unconvincingly. Sheesh, that wasn't too far away at all

Ramdin looks cool, calm, collected - not a bead of sweat on him. He's not smiling, he's not grimacing - a placid, nerveless expression really

64.3
Anderson to Ramdin, no run

ooh a hint of movement away from the right hander but he shuffles across to defend. And he defends solidly

64.2
Anderson to Ramdin, no run

blocked off the back foot

Ramdin on strike now. This is excellent play by West Indies - just what the doctor ordered. I don't know which doctor. I don't know what I'm saying now

64.1
1
Anderson to Edwards, 1 run

well played! Not a good ball, outside off and punched out to cover for a hastily run single

I think I'm turning into Bill Lawry. This is unbearable. Anderson to Edwards

end of over 644 runs
WI: 113/8CRR: 1.76 
Denesh Ramdin17 (82)
Fidel Edwards0 (2)
Monty Panesar19-9-34-2
63.6
4
Panesar to Ramdin, FOUR runs

but he's got a single! No - it's gone for four! Edwards will be on strike the next over.

63.5
Panesar to Ramdin, no run

smashed off the back foot into silly point. Ramdin wants a single

Strauss desperate to have Edwards on strike next over

63.4
Panesar to Ramdin, no run

well bowled! Held it back on middle-and-leg and he just got a bat down on it

63.3
Panesar to Ramdin, no run

nicely bowled on off stump but he's smothering the spin

63.2
Panesar to Ramdin, no run

ooh he's forward and inside-edging it to short-leg!

63.1
Panesar to Ramdin, no run

flighted just outside off and it's blocked

Another fine over. Good god this is far too tense. I will not stand for it

end of over 63Wicket maiden
WI: 109/8CRR: 1.73 
Fidel Edwards0 (2)
Denesh Ramdin13 (76)
James Anderson15-7-23-3
62.6
Anderson to Edwards, no run

swinging back late on Edwards but again too wide!

62.5
Anderson to Edwards, no run

leaves this one alone outside off. Too wide from Anderson - and he knows it

Fidel! Poor old Castro's been in the dressing room for ages and biting what little fingernails he has left. Short-leg. Another one, slightly deeper. A short midwicket. Expect reverse-swinging induckers, then

Well that changes things. That really does

62.4
W
Anderson to Powell, OUT

BOWLED HIM! The inswinger from Anderson which ducks back late on Powell and beats him for pace, shattering his stumps. Absolute corking delivery

Daren Powell b Anderson 0 (24m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Match details
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of West Indies
Season2008/09
Player Of The Match
Matt Prior
Matt Prior
Player Of The Series
Ramnaresh Sarwan
Ramnaresh Sarwan
Series resultWest Indies won the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1914
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days6,7,8,9,10 March 2009 - day(5-day match)
Test debut
Amjad Khan
Amjad Khan
Lendl Simmons
Lendl Simmons
Umpires
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Daryl Harper
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Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
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Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
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Clyde Duncan
Match Referee
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Alan Hurst