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Sunday, February 8, 2009

England bundled out for 51 to loss the match by an innings and 23 runs against West Indies

One of the brilliant game of test cricket who ever saw this match was stunned by the superb bowling performance by Jermon Taylor who picked up 5 wickets in his spell of 9 overs and conceding just 11 runs.

Earlier resuming from overnight score 352/7 West Indies lower order batsman helped West Indies to take 74 runs crucial first inning lead over England. From West Indies top scorer was R.Sarwan (107 runs) and their captain C.Gayle (104 runs). With the help of these two they were able to get pass the England first inning score of 318 runs.

England started their 2nd inning poorly by loosing their opener A.Cook for nought, this was Jermon Taylor first victim. Ian Bell fell on the stroke of lunch after making just 4 runs as England were left facing a tough afternoon's batting on a slow and laborious surface. At this stage they were still 63 runs behind West Indies first inning lead.

The main twist came into this match when J.Taylor bowled K.Pietersen on the very first ball just after lunch to reduce the England score to 12/3. Afterwards England batting fall like a pack of card. And suddenly at the blink of an eye England were struggling at 26/7 in the 20th over of their inning.

However thanks to A.Flintoff ((24 runs) and R.Sidebottom 24 runs partnership for the eighth wicket which helped England to get pass their lowest total in test cricket which is 45 runs.

Apart from A.Flintoff no batsman able to get into the double figure mark. Now England is 0-1 down in four match test series and they need to regroup quickly before the next test match which will begin from Friday 13th of February.

This is England third lowest score in the history of their test cricket. S.Benn is other successful bowler who manages to pick 4 for 31 runs in his 14.2 over spell. While F.Edwards dismissed dangerous looking A.Flintoff.

J.Taylor is declared Man of the Match for his superb bowling spell of 5/11 and overall match figure of 8/85.

Match Summary

England 1st Inning – 318/5 in 112.2 Overs

K.Pietersen- 97 M.Prior –64

S.Benn– 44.2-13-77-4 J.Taylor– 20-4-74-3

West Indies 1st Inning – 392/10 in 157.4 Overs

R.Srawan- 107 C.Gayle– 104

S.Broad– 29-7-85-5 S.Harmission– 20.4-4-49-2

England 1st Inning – 318/5 in 112.2 Overs

A.Flintoff- 24 A.Strauss –9

J.Taylor– 9-5-11-5 S.Benn– 14.2-2-31-4

West Indies Vs England 1st Test match Highlight


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 1:37 AM  
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