3rd Test, Birmingham, June 07 - 11, 2012, West Indies tour of England

Match drawn

West Indies 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
Match Flow
West Indies 1st Innings 
Adrian Barath lbw b Onions411061374138.67
Kieran Powell c Swann b Bresnan2443782055.81
Assad Fudadin c Bell b Bresnan281101384025.45
Darren Bravo c & b Finn616391037.50
Marlon Samuels lbw b Bresnan7611415310166.66
Narsingh Deonarine c Strauss b Onions729411024.13
Denesh Ramdin not out 1071832899058.46
Daren Sammy (c)c Strauss b Finn1635422045.71
Sunil Narine  b Onions1117241064.70
Ravi Rampaul c †Prior b Finn212170016.66
Tino Best c Strauss b Onions9511213814184.82
Extras(b 4, lb 8, w 1)13
TOTAL129.3 Ov (RR: 3.28, 550 Mins)426
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Kieran Powell, 17.3 ov), 2-90 (Adrian Barath, 31.6 ov), 3-99 (Darren Bravo, 38.5 ov), 4-128 (Assad Fudadin, 52.3 ov), 5-152 (Narsingh Deonarine, 62.4 ov), 6-208 (Marlon Samuels, 79.1 ov), 7-241 (Daren Sammy, 88.4 ov), 8-267 (Sunil Narine, 94.1 ov), 9-283 (Ravi Rampaul, 98.3 ov), 10-426 (Tino Best, 129.3 ov)
Graham Onions29.378842.9813610000
31.6 to AB Barath, gone! Onions has his wicket. But Barath is using a review. Looked pretty good. Was full, but was it slipping down leg side? Interesting. Well, it's clipping the outside of leg stump.. 90/2
62.4 to N Deonarine, got him! Samuels out of the firing line but it means Deonarine is bang into it and he nicks to slip. Angled across the left hander he followed it and got a healthy edge where Strauss claimed a simple chance. 152/5
94.1 to SP Narine, bowled him! This tight off stump line eventually gets Narine, deservedly so for Onions who has been excellent. He played a little dab shot really, nothing much, didn't move his feet and got an inside edge onto leg stump. 267/8
129.3 to TL Best, oh dear, Tino! A slower ball from Onions, Best tries to heave it over the leg side and gets a top edge that loops high in the air. Strauss backtracks from slip and takes the catch to end the dream. Still, what an innings from Best. A memorable display. 426/10
Tim Bresnan34911133.2615315100
17.3 to KOA Powell, gone! Or is it?! Yes gone! Swann grabs on at second slip as Powell just feels outside off and gets a decent edge to a good height for the fielder who fumbled a touch but held it. It was a full ball just outside off and maybe Powell could have left it but he was feeling bat on ball nicely previously in the over and pushed at it. 49/1
52.3 to AB Fudadin, shorter and out! And Bell's bothered to catch one! Sharp bumper, nothing the batsman can do to get out of the way, and it loops off the gloves to third slip where it is physically impossible for Bell to drop, he obliges with the simplest of catches. Such a well-directed, sharp delivery and too good for Fudadin. 128/4
79.1 to MN Samuels, big appeal, and given lbw! Samuels reviews pretty quickly. It nipped back from outside off. Might be outside the line. There's no edge. Well, it's umpire's call for impact so that will stay as out. Huge breakthrough for England shortly before the new ball. End of another fine innings from Samuels. 208/6
Steven Finn32610933.4013713010
38.5 to DM Bravo, gone! Finn grabs a low return catch as Bravo basically blocks a delivery back to him in his follow through. The ball may have stopped a little, but quite an odd dismissal. 99/3
88.4 to DJG Sammy, this time it's held by Strauss a flashed cut is nicked to Strauss. This was at chest height and Strauss claims it and stands in frustration at his earlier miss. The stroke was played without foot movement and it was an thickish edge that went quickly to first slip. 241/7
98.3 to R Rampaul, what a beauty, Finn strikes third ball. Fuller length, it seams away from Rampaul around off stump and takes the outside edge through to Prior. Lovely delivery.. 283/9
Graeme Swann2658503.261149200
Jonathan Trott812102.62341000
England 1st Innings 
Andrew Strauss (c)c Bravo b Best1745701037.77
Alastair Cook lbw b Rampaul48190050.00
Jonathan Trott  b Sammy1723283073.91
Kevin Pietersen c Sammy b Samuels788114111196.29
Ian Bell not out 7613717410055.47
Jonny Bairstow  b Best1837363048.64
Steven Finn not out 02014000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 7, nb 3)11
TOTAL58 Ov (RR: 3.81, 246 Mins)221/5
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Alastair Cook, 3.6 ov), 2-40 (Jonathan Trott, 10.2 ov), 3-49 (Andrew Strauss, 14.2 ov), 4-186 (Kevin Pietersen, 44.2 ov), 5-215 (Jonny Bairstow, 53.2 ov)
Tino Best1223723.08543003
14.2 to AJ Strauss, and he takes a wicket second ball! Strauss cutting a ball too close to him and it's superbly taken at first slip, a fine catch because that went very quickly and he claimed it at head height with both hands, a big wicket. 49/3
53.2 to JM Bairstow, bowled him! Bairstow plays around a full straight one and gets cleaned up. It was a quick delivery angled into middle and leg, Bairstow went to clip it into the leg side and I think just been done for pace, too late on the delivery which comes off the pads into the stumps, Tino jumps and punches the air. 215/5
Ravi Rampaul1415513.92619000
3.6 to AN Cook, got him! Cook walks across his stumps and swings across the line, it looked out and given, reviewed though, but I fancy this is good and indeed it is, two reds, he's gone. It started on middle and leg and straightened, Cook rather fell over himself and was caught in front, Hawk Eye had the ball cannoning middle and leg stumps. 13/1
Daren Sammy812212.75373000
10.2 to IJL Trott, chopped on a pretty lazy stroke, looking to guide down towards third man and he's pulled it onto the base of off stump. Done for a lack of pace I fancy, this stuff is 15mph slower than Best and Trott might have been there too soon, probably a touch close to cut too. 40/2
Sunil Narine1517004.66599100
Marlon Samuels902913.22384000
44.2 to KP Pietersen, and now gone caught at slip, Pietersen pushed hard at it outside off stump and it was very well held by Sammy diving to take it to his right hand side, was it an arm ball again? It didn't turn like an offie, Pietersen came a long way out to it and it was a healthy edge, an arms-outstretched celebration from Samuels. 186/4
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Thu, 07 Jun - day 1 - no play
Fri, 08 Jun - day 2 - no play
Sat, 09 Jun - day 3 - West Indies 1st innings 280/8 (Denesh Ramdin 60*, Ravi Rampaul 2*, 98 ov)
Sun, 10 Jun - day 4 - England 1st innings 221/5 (Ian Bell 76*, Steven Finn 0*, 58 ov)
Mon, 11 Jun - day 5 - no play
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Rain: England - 221/5 in 58.0 overs (IR Bell 76, ST Finn 0)
  • Lunch: England - 221/5 in 58.0 overs (IR Bell 76, ST Finn 0)
  • Rain: England - 221/5 in 58.0 overs (IR Bell 76, ST Finn 0)
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
West Indies
Tino Best
Player Of The Series
Andrew Strauss
West Indies
Marlon Samuels
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2045
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 16.10-16.20, Close 18.30
Match days7,8,9,10,11 June 2012 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Assad Fudadin
Assad Fudadin
Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee