result
3rd Test, Birmingham, Jun 7 - Jun 11 2012, West Indies tour of England
(58 ov)221/5
Match drawn
player of the match
Tino Best
West Indies
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• The Report by David Hopps

Damp Test ends with final-day washout

The Edgbaston Test met a watery end as the final day was washed out, leaving England 2-0 winners against West Indies in the three-Test series

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Alex Winter
Scorecard summary
West Indies426/10(129.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Denesh Ramdin*107 (183)
Tino Best95 (112)
Graham Onions4/88(29.3)
Tim Bresnan3/111(34)
England221/5(58 overs)1st INNINGS
Ian Bell*76 (137)
Tino Best2/37(12)
end of over 581 run
ENG: 221/5CRR: 3.81 
Steven Finn0 (20)
Ian Bell76 (137)
Sunil Narine15-1-70-0
Marlon Samuels9-0-29-1

Plenty to discuss and our team are in place to provide you comprehensive analysis and reaction. Mark Nicholas has already penned his thoughts on Tino Best, George Dobell and Nagraj Gallopudi will be mulling over Ramdin's celebration and Jonny Bairstow among other issues and David Hopps has composed the full report of today's play. That's all for now, join us tomorrow for the concluding day of this series...

And so ends the second day's play and what a day it has been, plenty of action today with Tino Best's whirlwind innings this morning, Denesh Ramdin's unique celebration on scoring a hundred and then Kevin Pietersen's lively knock. The final analysis is that West Indies still have a chance to force a win if they can fire off five quick wickets tomorrow and make England follow on but I must say the forecast ain't good and this game may end how it began, with good weather for ducks.

57.6
Narine to Finn, no run

much better, floated up and Finn forward to block

57.5
Narine to Finn, no run

forward and defended outside off

57.4
Narine to Finn, no run

defended carefully, getting the back leg across his stumps

57.3
Narine to Finn, no run

too flat and easily blocked

57.2
Narine to Finn, no run

forward on middle and off, blocked back up the wicket

57.1
1
Narine to Bell, 1 run

length, clipped down the ground

end of over 571 run
ENG: 220/5CRR: 3.85 
Steven Finn0 (15)
Ian Bell75 (136)
Marlon Samuels9-0-29-1
Sunil Narine14-1-69-0

Caused problems since tea has Samuels...

56.6
Samuels to Finn, no run

flatter again and beats the outside edge

56.5
Samuels to Finn, no run

floated up again now and tucked into the covers

56.4
Samuels to Finn, no run

fired in much quicker, much quicker! Strikes Finn on the pad going down leg

56.3
Samuels to Finn, no run

forward press and blocked just outside off stump

56.2
1
Samuels to Bell, 1 run

flicked down to long on

56.1
Samuels to Bell, no run

outside off and slides past the outsdie edge again, no turn for Samuels

Couple of overs to come, remember to switch over to ESPN's dedicated Euro 2012 website for full coverage of Ireland v Croatia and reaction to Spain's draw with Italy...

end of over 561 run
ENG: 219/5CRR: 3.91 
Steven Finn0 (11)
Ian Bell74 (134)
Sunil Narine14-1-69-0
Marlon Samuels8-0-28-1
55.6
Narine to Finn, no run

covered up around middle

55.5
Narine to Finn, no run

well wide of off stump and ignored

55.4
Narine to Finn, no run

similarly defended

55.3
Narine to Finn, no run

full and Finn drops forward to block

55.2
1
Narine to Bell, 1 run

too short again and pushed down to long leg

55.1
Narine to Bell, no run

length and pushed into the covers

Narine into the attack, replacing Best who bowled just one over and took a wicket, light maybe...

end of over 551 run
ENG: 218/5CRR: 3.96 
Steven Finn0 (7)
Ian Bell73 (132)
Marlon Samuels8-0-28-1
Tino Best12-2-37-2
54.6
Samuels to Finn, no run

tighter to off stump and comfortably defended

54.5
Samuels to Finn, no run

outside off and skids past Finn's forward prod again

Best performances - batsmen
Denesh Ramdin, player portrait
D Ramdin
107 runs (183)
9 fours
0 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
leg glance
53 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
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Tino Best profile photo
TL Best
95 runs (112)
14 fours
1 six
Control79%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
36 runs
6 fours
1 six
141553616216
Best performances - bowlers
Graham Onions portrait
G Onions
O
29.3
M
7
R
88
W
4
ECO
2.98
Tim Bresnan portrait
TT Bresnan
O
34
M
9
R
111
W
3
ECO
3.26
Match details
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossEngland, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of England
Season2012
Player Of The Match
Tino Best
Tino Best
Player Of The Series
Andrew Strauss
Andrew Strauss
Marlon Samuels
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 match (5-day match)
Test debut
Assad Fudadin
Assad Fudadin
Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine
Umpires
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
New Zealand Image
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
England Image
David Millns
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Roshan Mahanama