09/02/2009

How West Indies blew the England batsmen away

11.32am 1-1 Alastair Cook c DS Smith b Taylor 0

An excellent probing delivery by Taylor tempts Cook to drive. Devon Smith takes the edge at the second attempt at second slip

11.59am 11-2 Ian Bell c Ramdin b Benn 4

With lunch only two balls away, Bell attempts to cut a ball from the tall spinner that is too close to his off stump. The ball takes an inside edge to Ramdin

12.43pm 12-3 Kevin Pietersen b Taylor 1

An exceptional delivery – a full, fast, out swinger that Pietersen tries to flick off his legs but is yorked

1.10pm 20-4 Andrew Strauss c Ramdin b Taylor 9

Strauss takes a chance and it backfires spectacularly as, with the thinnest of edges, the ball flies through to Ramdin

1.19pm 23-5 Paul Collingwood b Taylor 1

An inside edge clips the leg bail but unaware, Collingwood still runs. Andrew Flintoff, who points to the dislodged bail, delivers the bad news.

1.24pm 23-6 Matt Prior b Taylor 0

A beautifully disguised slower off-cutter that pings through Prior’s gate sends the off stump out of the ground

1.30pm 26-7 Stuart Broad c Marshall b Benn 0

Met with the full face of the bat, the ball is clipped directly to the hands of Xavier Marshall at short leg

2.24pm 50-8 Ryan Sidebottom lbw b Benn 6

A fizzing Benn delivery pitches outside off stump and hits Sidebottom flush in front. Up goes Rudi Koertzen’s finger and there is no change despite the use of a referral

2.31pm 51-9 Andrew Flintoff b Edwards 24

After showing more resistance than anyone else, Flintoff has little option but to go down attacking and is cleaned up attempting to smash Fidel Edwards over mid-wicket

2.35pm 51 all out Steve Harmison b Benn 0

Harmison is bowled around his legs attempting to sweep by Benn, and the West Indians are ecstatic as they celebrate a shock and destructive win.

From Times Online

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2 Comments:

Blogger Ravindran said...

Are windies doing a phoenix?

09/02/2009, 07:39  
Anonymous scorpicity said...

They all carried a pendent around their neck engraved "with love from standford". That was enough.

10/02/2009, 12:38  

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