2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, May 14 - 18 2009, West Indies tour of England
(f/o) 310 & 176
England won by an innings and 83 runs
Player Of The Match
5/87 & 4/38
Player Of The Series
251 runs
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• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Bresnan and Anderson swing through Windies

On his eighth day as a Test cricketer, Tim Bresnan finally picked up his maiden Test wickets, while James Anderson took his match tally to eight in perfect swinging conditions

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Scorecard summary
England569/6(147 overs)1st INNINGS
Alastair Cook160 (339)
Ravi Bopara108 (208)
Sulieman Benn2/146(43)
Chris Gayle1/31(14)
West Indies310/10(84.3 overs)1st INNINGS
West Indies176/10(44 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 444 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 176/10CRR: 4.00 
Lionel Baker4 (1)
Tim Bresnan 14-2-45-3
James Anderson 16-5-38-4

Andrew Miller is scripting a bulletin, so do have a look if you missed any of the action. We'll have a full package and reaction available on our series homepage, so keep your eyes peeled. With that win, England go to fifth in the rankings - up one place. We hope you've enjoyed our coverage in this brief little series. We'll be back for the one-dayers, of course, followed by the ICC World Twenty20. And then? Well it's the Ashes, in case you'd forgotten. For now, from me, Will Luke, along with Andrew Miller, it's goodbye.

England celebrate in a huddle, winning by an innings-and-83 runs. They've utterly outplayed West Indies here. Stumps are grabbed and Andy Flower applauds them from the balcony, grinning from ear to ear. Pleasing start to his tenure for him. It's been a complete rout today; remember, they started on 115 for 3, so have lost 7 for 61 in the blink of an eye. A really forgettable Test and, in all honesty, a forgettable series for West Indies all round.

Bresnan to Edwards, OUT

got him! Goes for a big pull but top-edges it miles and miles in the air, the ball spiralling as fine-leg steadies himself to take a good catch. And England celebrate a 2-0 series-win

Fidel Edwards c sub (K Turner) b Bresnan 4 (14m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14
Bresnan to Edwards, no run

short, wide of the off stump and left alone

Bresnan to Edwards, FOUR runs

bosh! Take that. A dismissive, slappy sort of pull which just evades deep square leg

Bresnan to Edwards, no run

fuller delivery and Edwards swipes and misses. And so does Collingwood, behind the stumps

Bresnan to Edwards, no run

another bouncer, but Edwards ignores it

Bresnan to Edwards, no run

drops in a bouncer which Edwards tries to hook, missing it completely. Very late swing after it passes by, Collingwood taking it nicely to his right

end of over 434 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 172/9CRR: 4.00 
Lionel Baker4 (1)
Fidel Edwards0 (1)
James Anderson 16-5-38-4
Tim Bresnan 13-2-41-2
Anderson to Baker, FOUR runs

poor delivery down the leg side and Baker flicks him beautifully for four! Super shot, that

Six slips in place

England a cock-a-hoop here, mainly for Collingwood who cannot stop smiling. Matt Prior applauds from the balcony. England on the brink here and Anderson has a chance to pick-up ten wickets in the match.

Anderson to Chanderpaul, OUT

comes forward to defend as the ball holds its line - and Collingwood, the stand-in wicketkeeper, takes a simple catch behind, prompting extravagant celebrations!

Shivnarine Chanderpaul c †Collingwood b Anderson 47 (113m 82b 6x4 0x6) SR: 57.31
Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run

wide of the off stump - a complete waste from Anderson and it's ignored

Eight fielders on the off side. Yes, eight

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run

too straight, whipped off his pads but Chanders isn't going to take a single - understandably so

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run

fuller delivery guided out to the off side

Anderson to Chanderpaul, no run

left alone outside off

Around the wicket

end of over 421 run
WI: 168/8CRR: 4.00 
Fidel Edwards0 (1)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul47 (77)
Tim Bresnan 13-2-41-2
James Anderson 15-5-34-3
Bresnan to Edwards, no run

sharp bouncer! That fairly flew through, though it was well played by Edwards, ducking beneath it

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, 1 run

cor, there's the sort of swing we saw before lunch, booming back into the left-hander

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run

goes for a cut and bottom-edges it down, short of Collingwood (keeping wicket in place of Prior)

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run

punched out to the off side. No great sign of swing

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run

wide of the off stump and left alone

Bresnan to Chanderpaul, no run

a dibbly dobbly little seamer outside off

Welcome back everyone. Two wickets for England to grab for a 2-0 series win. And it'll be Bresnan to open after lunch

end of over 411 run • 1 wicket
WI: 167/8CRR: 4.07 
Shivnarine Chanderpaul46 (72)
James Anderson 15-5-34-3
Tim Bresnan 12-2-40-2

What a session, and what a fine display of swing bowling by James Anderson and Tim Bresnan. Anderson's control of the huge swing on offer has been fascinating to watch, and he and Bresnan have put England on the brink of a 2-0 series-win. Lunch now, so join us in 40 minutes for the final two wickets.

Anderson to Benn, OUT

bowled him with a beauty! Angling into Benn's middle stump, it shapes away to knock back the off stump

Sulieman Benn b Anderson 0 (18m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Anderson to Benn, no run

a swing and a miss! That was heading into Scotland if he connected with that. Terrible stroke just before lunch

Match details
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of England
Player Of The Match
James Anderson
James Anderson
Player Of The Series
Ravi Bopara
Ravi Bopara
Fidel Edwards
Fidel Edwards
Series resultEngland won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1920
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days14,15,16,17,18 May 2009 - day (5-day match)
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Peter Hartley
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Neil Bainton
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