2nd Test,
The Ashes, 2017-18, Adelaide

Australia vs England

02 December 2017 09:00 (IST)

3rd Test, Lord's, London, 07 September 2017

England vs Windies

England 4th Inn:107/1 (28)

Tom Westley* 44 (72);Mark Stoneman 40 (74);
Roston Chase* 5-1-25-0; Devendra Bishoo 11-2-35-1;

Last bat: Alastair Cook

Result: England won by 9 wkts.

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England 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Alastair Cook lbw Bishoo 17 22 1 0 77.27
Mark Stoneman not out 40 74 5 0 54.05
Tom Westley not out 44 72 7 0 61.11
Joe Root(c) dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dawid Malan dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ben Stokes dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jonny Bairstow(wk) dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Moeen Ali dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Toby Roland-Jones dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Stuart Broad dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
James Anderson dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 1, w - 1, nb - 0)6
Total(107 for 1 in 28 overs)107 (3.82 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/35 (Alastair Cook, 7.1 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Shannon Gabriel 5 0 22 0 4.4  
Kemar Roach 1 0 4 0 4  
Jason Holder (c) 6 1 16 0 2.67 (1w)
Devendra Bishoo 11 2 35 1 3.18  
Roston Chase 5 1 25 0 5  
               

Windies 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Kraigg Brathwaite b James Anderson 4 11 1 0 36.36
Kieran Powell b James Anderson 45 73 8 0 61.64
Kyle Hope lbw Broad 1 13 0 0 7.69
Shai Hope c Bairstow & b James Anderson 62 144 9 0 43.06
Roston Chase c Bairstow & b James Anderson 3 20 0 0 15
Jermaine Blackwood c Bairstow & b James Anderson 5 26 0 0 19.23
Shane Dowrich(wk) c Broad & b Roland-Jones 14 33 3 0 42.42
Jason Holder(c) c James Anderson & b Broad 23 53 4 0 43.4
Devendra Bishoo b James Anderson 0 2 0 0 0
Kemar Roach b James Anderson 3 11 0 0 27.27
Shannon Gabriel not out 0 5 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 17, w - 0, nb - 0)17
Total(177 all out in 65.1 overs)177 (2.72 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/6 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 2.6 ov.) 2/21 (Kyle Hope, 9.5 ov.) 3/69 (Kieran Powell, 22.4 ov.)
4/94 (Roston Chase, 31.4 ov.) 5/100 (Jermaine Blackwood, 39.2 ov.) 6/123 (Shane Dowrich, 48.3 ov.)
7/155 (Shai Hope, 59.1 ov.) 8/155 (Devendra Bishoo, 59.3 ov.) 9/177 (Jason Holder, 64.1 ov.)
10/177 (Kemar Roach, 65.1 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
James Anderson 20.1 5 42 7 2.08  
Stuart Broad 19 9 35 2 1.84  
Toby Roland-Jones 11 4 31 1 2.82  
Ben Stokes 12 3 41 0 3.42  
Moeen Ali 2 0 6 0 3  
Joe Root (c) 1 0 5 0 5  
               

England 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Alastair Cook c Dowrich & b Roach 10 43 1 0 23.26
Mark Stoneman c Dowrich & b Roach 1 5 0 0 20
Tom Westley lbw Holder 8 30 1 0 26.67
Joe Root(c) c K Powell & b Holder 1 2 0 0 50
Dawid Malan c Dowrich & b Roach 20 31 3 0 64.52
Ben Stokes b Gabriel 60 74 10 0 81.08
Jonny Bairstow(wk) lbw Roach 21 48 3 0 43.75
Moeen Ali c Kyle Hope & b Roach 3 13 0 0 23.08
Toby Roland-Jones c Shai Hope & b Holder 13 22 2 0 59.09
Stuart Broad c Dowrich & b Holder 38 45 4 2 84.44
James Anderson not out 8 11 1 0 72.73
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 4, w - 0, nb - 7)11
Total(194 all out in 52.5 overs)194 (3.67 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/1 (Mark Stoneman, 2.4 ov.) 2/15 (Alastair Cook, 11.6 ov.) 3/19 (Tom Westley, 12.6 ov.)
4/24 (Joe Root, 14.1 ov.) 5/63 (Dawid Malan, 22.4 ov.) 6/119 (Jonny Bairstow, 35.6 ov.)
7/128 (Ben Stokes, 38.5 ov.) 8/134 (Moeen Ali, 41.3 ov.) 9/163 (Toby Roland-Jones, 48.3 ov.)
10/194 (Stuart Broad, 52.5 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Kemar Roach 24 8 72 5 3  
Shannon Gabriel 15 1 64 1 4.27  
Jason Holder (c) 13.5 1 54 4 3.9  
               

Windies 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Kraigg Brathwaite c Bairstow & b James Anderson 10 36 0 0 27.78
Kieran Powell c & b Stokes 39 98 6 0 39.8
Kyle Hope c Bairstow & b James Anderson 0 11 0 0 0
Shai Hope c Cook & b Roland-Jones 29 57 7 0 50.88
Roston Chase b Stokes 18 36 4 0 50
Jermaine Blackwood b Roland-Jones 1 5 0 0 20
Shane Dowrich(wk) c Cook & b Stokes 1 19 0 0 5.26
Jason Holder(c) b Stokes 9 36 1 0 25
Devendra Bishoo not out 13 44 3 0 29.55
Kemar Roach c James Anderson & b Stokes 0 4 0 0 0
Shannon Gabriel b Stokes 0 1 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 1, w - 0, nb - 2)3
Total(123 all out in 57.3 overs)123 (2.14 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/18 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 10.4 ov.) 2/22 (Kyle Hope, 14.3 ov.) 3/78 (Shai Hope, 32.6 ov.)
4/78 (Kieran Powell, 33.4 ov.) 5/87 (Jermaine Blackwood, 36.2 ov.) 6/100 (Roston Chase, 43.2 ov.)
7/101 (Shane Dowrich, 43.4 ov.) 8/119 (Jason Holder, 55.4 ov.) 9/123 (Kemar Roach, 57.2 ov.)
10/123 (Shannon Gabriel, 57.3 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
James Anderson 16 7 31 2 1.94  
Stuart Broad 12 5 24 0 2  
Toby Roland-Jones 11 4 32 2 2.91  
Ben Stokes 14.3 6 22 6 1.52  
Moeen Ali 4 0 13 0 3.25  
               
All|Overs 1-50|Overs 51-100
4

to Cook, byes, FOUR, what a wayward start to the over. A dreadful delivery, down leg and the diving Dowrich had no chance. Didn't even get a glove on that. Worst beginning for Windies

4

to Stoneman, FOUR, friendly delivery to start for Stoneman, he puts it away, overpitched on the stumps, he shows the full face of the bat and drives wide of mid-on. Gets off the mark in fine fashion

4

to Stoneman, FOUR, now begins with a half-volley, Stoneman is in a mood to get forward and drive those in his range. With cover open, he opens the bat face a little and middles the shot. Raced away

4

to Cook, FOUR, magnificent cover drive. The crowd at Lord's love it. Picture-perfect drive from Cook. Leaning into the shot and creaming it off the middle of the bat, scooted through vacant cover

OT

to Cook, 1 run, direct hit from Blackwood at backward point and Stoneman was gone. Defended to the right of Blackwood who was off-balance when he threw, the power wasn't there and just missed the target, a bad call from Cook and nearly did his partner in

W

Bishoo to Cook, out Lbw!! Given out lbw. Cook has a word with Stoneman and walks. Gone first ball. What a start for Bishoo. Got the leggie to land perfectly around off, spun back in and rapped Cook in front of off. Skidded on a tad too to rush past the bat. Erasmus had the finger up in a flash. Where were you, Bishoo, all this match? Will there be a twist yet in this game? Cook lbw b Bishoo 17(22) [4s-1]

4

Bishoo to Westley, FOUR, dragged down by Bishoo and Westley is quick to rock back and smash the pull, through mid-wicket. Runs away downhill. That was a bad ball by Bishoo

4

to Stoneman, FOUR, short and wide and four. Stoneman looks in good touch this innings. Rocked back and placed the cut wide of backward point. Brings the target required down to 56

D

to Stoneman, no run, did that carry to mid-wicket? May have landed just in front. Yes. Good effort nonetheless. Stoneman pulling a short ball and failing to keep it down, was dropping on the fielder, who put in the dive, but inches away from his grasp

4

Bishoo to Stoneman, FOUR, a front foot stride to lay into this flick. And admittedly, Bishoo had dished it out there. Full, on the pads

4

Bishoo to Stoneman, FOUR, and again. This time Stoneman slides back to make room in front and then tucks it round the corner

4

to Westley, FOUR, plays it so, so late with those wrists. Almost off the pads, and he's placed this in front of the square leg umpire

4

Chase to Westley, FOUR, flights it up this time and has been driven through covers this time. Not the greatest three deliveries to start your spell, with 38 runs in the kitty

4

Chase to Westley, FOUR, through cover's dive. Brings the fifty-run stand with a gorgeously confident drive through covers. enough flight to warranty this shot

4

Bishoo to Westley, FOUR, short and sitting up, Westley rocks back hurriedly and pulls uppishly through mid-wicket

4

Chase to Westley, FOUR, gets one away, finally! Fetches the sweep from outside off and is right on top of this, with a gigantic front foot stride and a wrist-roll

4

Chase to Westley, FOUR, tries to fire it quicker and drops short in the process. Goes back and wristily chips it through mid-wicket

4

to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, sprayed on the legs and Kraigg Brathwaite does the rest. Shuffles a bit and flicks through square leg

W

to Kraigg Brathwaite, out Bowled!! #500 for James . What a moment. What a bowler. Arguably England's best ever. But that's for the historians and cricket tragics to decide. But ever since he has come back to the side in 2007, has undoubtedly been the side's spearhead. This after making his debut in 2003, then having his action remodelled, losing his swing, getting dropped, with the likes of Hoggard, Harmison, Simon Jones and others preferred over him. Waited patiently, made a return, hasn't looked back ever since and has outdone everyone before him who wore the Three Lions on their caps. Some great fast bowlers England have produced like Fred Trueman, Frank Tyson, Bob Willis, etc etc. But it is - The lad from Burnley, the true master of the art of swing, who has scaled mount #500 first. Only the third fast bowler after Courtney Walsh and Glenn McGrath and just the 6th overall to do so. The other day, he was mentioning why he can't play on till he is 40. Who can stop him if he wants to do that. The most athletic and nimble fast bowler that I have seen. Currently looks in the shape of his life and bowling like a dream. Cricket will be richer if he continues to play along. This is how he got to the landmark: What a way to get to 500 as well. The whole of Lord's are on their feet. Jimmy is a bit emotional, understandably so. Then composes himself and waves the ball to all corners of the ground, drinking in all the applause that is coming his way. A beautiful inswinger, full and heading towards the stumps, Kraigg Brathwaite played all around it and the stumps are a royal mess. Brought it back down the slope and did Brathwaite in completely. As soon as the clatter was heard, was jumping for joy. His team-mates surround him to congratulate on a fantastic achievement. This is a moment he will remember for a lifetime. He is still smiling at the end of the over. Another legend Glenn McGrath got his #500 here and now does the same. Both great, great fast bowlers for their countries. #500 at the home of cricket - that's what dreams are made of! Kraigg Brathwaite b 4(11) [4s-1]

D

to K Powell, no run, drops. Stokes it is at fourth slip. Powell plays the angle and it straightens a bit with the bounce. Takes the edge and carries quickly to Stokes, who was not stable enough to grab that. Pops out of his hands

4

to K Powell, FOUR, throws his bat at this length ball outside off, off the thick edge and over the third slip fielder

4

to K Powell, FOUR, intended to pin the front pad by going wide of the crease but Powell has just shaved it off to the deep mid-wicket fence. Just the right timing and the right poise to execute that shot

W

to Kyle Hope, out Lbw!! Did the impact look just outside off? So, Kyle Hope reviews. went wide of the crease and got the ball to skid in from over the wicket, hitting the back leg. Gee, this looks straight on replays. Definitely no bat, as Kyle Hope attempted to drive this well inside the line of the ball. Ball-tracking sports three reds, so the impact's not a problem as I initially feared. End of a pretty poor series for Kyle Hope then. Windies still trail by 50 runs. Kyle Hope lbw b 1(13)

4

to K Powell, FOUR, now that's a telegenic one-legged pull shot. Swivels on the back toe and rides the bounce through square leg. Nicely read the length, stayed on top and popped away a boundary

4

to K Powell, FOUR, overpitched and this has been driven through 's right-flinging dive in his followthrough. Got it straight of the mid-off in place and racked a boundary. Another drive that advocates what Powell has improved in this Test match

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, compensates for his lackadaisical front foot with hands. Isn't quite upto the pitch of the delivery; so slices it away, drilling the drive through covers

4

to K Powell, FOUR, guides an outside edge past the fourth slip fielder. Key was soft hands, opening the blade and jellying the ball away to the third man fence

4

to K Powell, FOUR, that's a wide half-volleyish delivery with a readymade angle that's going across him, and is aptly driven through covers

4

to K Powell, FOUR, hangs back in the crease and thrusts the ball through cover-point. More like a stubborn push than timing

4

to Shai Hope, leg byes, FOUR, played inside the line of the last two deliveries and forced to bowl straighter. And uses the incoming angle - that's overbaked - to glance it to the fine leg fence. Doesn't quite get the bat on it but hey, Windies have four runs

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, checks the drive through extra cover and does it ever so stylishly. Was loaded on his front foot early, so goes soft, playing on the up and caressing the gap

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, there's no third man and this runs away. No gully either to try and intercept that. This line outside off should have been left alone but Shai Hope dabbles, gets an outside edge that's been rolled away to the fence, thanks to Shai Hope's weight mounted over the ball there

4

to K Powell, FOUR, that's a nutritious straight drive. 's hopping in his followthrough to allow a passage

W

to K Powell, out Bowled!! Well, that's a ball bowled with a backpack of 500 wickets. No shame, Powell; that ball, over the years, has snowballed wickets. This time it's you. goes wide from round the wicket, enticing Powell to play the angle, and then gets the ball to scissor away off the deck. Whoosh, what do you do, how do you play? You dabble inside the line and see your off-stump, well, blushing in awe. K Powell b 45(73) [4s-8]

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, that's luckily eluded the leg-stump. Front foot drive takes the inside edge and bounces millimeters within the leg-stump. Lucky

OT

to Shai Hope, no run, England review: A leg-before not given but Root's convinced. Good pace on this delivery. Slides back in from wide of the crease and beats the inside edge to hit the front pad, much above the knee-roll. No bat, confirms snicko. Ball-tracking has it missing the leg-stump. How?!

OT

to Roston Chase, no run, England review, again: In-ducker from but looks like it's going down on first sighting. Raps the front pad's knee-roll, missing the inside edge by a mile, and since the impact's on leg, the ball is missing the leg-stump. No reviews left for England

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, front foot drive -- one of the few that's come off for Shai Hope. Gets a ball well upto him and just lays into it

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, overpitched outside off and he's hammered the drive through cover-point. Front foot nicely reaching to the pitch of the ball and the patience finally paying off. It's reap time

W

to Roston Chase, out Caught by Bairstow!! strikes early. Takes him just four balls to do so. A peach of a delivery to get Roston Chase playing at that. It was the out-swinger that moves away late off the pitch and takes the outside edge through to the keeper. Bairstow dives to his right and takes it cleanly. Not the ideal start for the Windies. Roston Chase c Bairstow b 3(20)

D

to Blackwood, 2 runs, dropped at mid-off! That should have been taken. Broad is the culprit, who moves to his right and shells it. Blackwood isn't to the pitch of the ball. Goes through with the shot and connects it off the cue end. Broad's momentum was taking him down and hence made it difficult and the ball bursts through his hands

OT

to Blackwood, no run, given out LBW and is been reviewed straightaway by Blackwood! Front foot looks fine. Has Blackwood got an inside edge? Else that would be plumb. Yes it is. Just a feather onto the back pad and third umpire Ravi asks Marais Erasmus to change his decision. Coming to the ball - this nips in and kept a tad low on the stumps. Blackwood looks to defend and gets a thin edge onto the pad. goes up for immediately. Marais Erasmus took his time and then ruled him out. Windies get it overturned

W

to Blackwood, out Caught by Bairstow!! has another. Blackwood didn't look settled at all. Was looking positive, but is undone with a good nut. Blackwood wasn't to the pitch of the ball and he flirts his bat at that. A thick outside edge is found and settles into Bairstow's mitts. is delighted, so are his teammates. Blackwood c Bairstow b 5(26)

4

to Shai Hope, leg byes, FOUR, sprays it into the pads. Shai Hope misses the flick and the ball runs away off the pad down to fine leg

D

to Dowrich, no run, dropped again by ! Wasn't easy this time. Dowrich chips it off the cue end to the left of , who dives across in his followthrough. Gets his left hand to it, but fails to hang onto a difficult one

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, Dowrich gets off the mark with a streaky boundary. Controls the outside edge that rolls past the gully fielder. Jonny Bairstow gets rid of his gloves and gives chase, only to come second. Has a smile on his face as the effort goes in vain

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, this should give him some confidence. Dowrich leans onto the front foot and creams the drive through the covers. Gets to his highest score in the series

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, not the ideal length to bowl. Wasn't short enough to trouble Dowrich. That sat up nicely outside off. Dowrich gets hold of the pull and hits it over mid-wicket

W

to Dowrich, out Caught by Broad!! Dowrich's poor series ends with a poor shot selection. Wasn't a great idea to pull a ball that was close to the body and wasn't short enough too. That hurried onto him too and miscues it to Broad at silly mid-on. A simple catch and Windies are now effectively 52/6. Dowrich c Broad b 14(33) [4s-3]

4

to Shai Hope, leg byes, FOUR, sprays it onto the pad. Shai Hope misses the flick and the ball runs down to fine leg off the thigh pad. Two men give chase, but fail to get anywhere near the ball

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, eye-pleasing from Shai Hope. Leant onto the front foot and opens the bat face to find the gap on the drive. Races away through the cover

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, second Test fifty for Shai Hope. He is keeping the hopes of Windies with his knock. This was very well done. Moves across his stumps and whips it wide of mid-on, who had no chance to cut it down. Runs away down the hill

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, width on offer and Shai Hope climbs onto it. Reaches out for the drive and hits it through the gap between gully and point. Was in the air for a little while, but wide of that point fielder

4

Ali to Holder, FOUR, fuller in length outside off, Holder reaches out for the ball and square drives it past point. Nicely done by Holder. Should give him some confidence

D

to Holder, 2 runs, was that a catch? Looks like it did carry and is been put down by Cook. Went very quickly off the outside edge to the left of Cook at second slip. Hits his shin and runs away down to fine leg

W

to Shai Hope, out Caught by Bairstow!! Five-for for . He is jumping around in delight. Why wouldn't he. That is a cracker of a delivery. Needed something like that to get the outstanding Shai Hope out. Angled in fuller than a good length, dead on off stump, made the batsman play, Shai Hope defended too much inside the line there - that can be the only criticism of the attempted defence - snicks it and Bairstow doesn't make a mistake. Had Hope not tried to defend, the pad was in danger of being pinged. That's how good a ball it was. That should be the game. Shai Hope who was battling along and helping Windies build a lead is dismissed. What a game is having. Shai Hope c Bairstow b 62(144) [4s-9]

W

to Devendra Bishoo, out Bowled!! Can't play those. Simply can't. Devendra Bishoo is rooted to the crease, the ball came in off a fuller length and went past the outside edge, rattles the off-stump. The shiny side was pointing towards slips but the ball seamed in. Too good for a No.9. has six. The end is not far now. Devendra Bishoo b 0(2)

4

to Holder, FOUR, full and swinging away, outside off, Holder plays a defence, with an open face of the bat, runs away downhill beating backward point. Well in control was Holder there

4

to Holder, FOUR, teases the fielder all the way and it beats the chase. Just a forward push, as went full outside off, timing was top-notch and Stoneman's chase from mid-off ends in vain

4

to Roach, leg byes, FOUR, that is an awkward delivery to face. Short and down into the slope, attacks Roach's elbow as he fended at it, brushes the body part and runs away to the fine leg fence

4

to Holder, FOUR, useful runs these for Windies. Speared in fuller but down leg, with no fine leg, easy for Holder who flicked it away to the vacant region. Four more

W

to Holder, out Caught by Anderson!! Over-ambitious and gone. Not there for the pull as the length was splice-jarring, still Holder went for it and spooned a dolly to mid-on. He walks back very disappointed. That should be the last hope gone as well. Holder c Anderson b 23(53) [4s-4]

OT

to Gabriel, no run, given out first ball. Gabriel immediately reviews. I think the dismissal is for caught behind. But they will check the lbw as well. No bat by the looks of it. Miles away from the bat. S Ravi wants to check the lbw. Impact is outside off and Gabriel will survive. It nipped in down the slope, Gabriel played well outside the line and had no chance of getting bat to ball. Erasmus lifts the finger but is overturned by the technology. Flicked the back thigh on the way to Bairstow

W

to Roach, out Bowled!! Seven for . What a bowler he is. Nine in the match for him as well. He is getting a big applause from everyone. Best figures for him in Tests and he roars in delight. He has this ball as another souvenir as he walks off waving it to all corners of a sun-drenched Lord's. These are moments you live for as a cricketer. Leads the side off and deservedly so. No chance for Roach as the ball came in off the slope and like a wicked cobra, beat the bat-pad gap to land on middle. Another beauty to end the innings. That came back in a long way as I have another look at the replays. Roach b 3(11)

W

to Stoneman, out Caught by Dowrich!! Not a great delivery this but it's fetched him a wicket. A bit of seam away from Stoneman, who's pinned on the back foot - rightly for this back of a length delivery - but is dabbling at this widish length. Edged to the keeper behind. Stoneman c Dowrich b 1(5)

4

to Cook, FOUR, that's how Cook plays and gets his runs. First boundary for England. Just glides towards the ball giving an impression as if he's gonna leave the ball, just deft-touches it with an angled bat behind point. All the way to the square third man fence

W

to Cook, out Caught by Dowrich!! Just a wee bit of movement off the seam and that's done Cook. A big edge to the left of the keeper and Dowrich makes no mistake. Cook has struggled with round the wicket angle and his vulnerability zone has once again been exposed. I guess it's the second or third time he's been dismissed in that fashion in this series. To be fair, it was a peach of a delivery, landed on a good length and the original line - which was on middle and off - made Cook play and commit the mistake. Cook c Dowrich b 10(43) [4s-1][/b

4

to Westley, FOUR, just a flick of the wrists, gets into nice position to play the flick and unleashes those supple wrists. Full and too straight. Punished

W

to Westley, out Lbw!! By the time Jason turned back to appeal, umpire Marais Erasmus had his finger up. He was so confident. Good length delivery, pitches outside off and keeps darting in... to knock Westley just below the knee roll. He was defeated by down-the-hill wobble and couldn't lay bat on the push/defence. Hit in line with middle and the technology says umpire's call on impact and hitting. Just clipping the top of middle. Westley had a word with his skipper to check if he can use the review, but Root seems to have suggested that it was close and asked him to keep walking. Westley lbw b 8(30) [4s-1]

4

to Malan, FOUR, full and just half-a-drive from Malan, but the key is he went hard on it and managed to get it past Chase's dive to his left at short cover

W

to Root, out Caught by K Powell!! That's a brainfade moment for Joe Root. And what's more interesting is that the Windies are actually holding the catches. No reprieve this time for the English skipper. It was short and wide, Root could have easily left that alone. Instead, he decides to have a slash and gets on his toes to punch. Huge edge to the left of Powell at first slip and he completes an excellent catch. Seemed to have moved late, but kept his eyes on the ball and grabbed it sans fuss. Root c K Powell b 1(2)

4

to Stokes, FOUR, edged and past gully! Draws Stokes forward and induces the edge, very thick edge that and hence it bulleted off the pitch wide of gully to his left

4

to Stokes, FOUR, pitched up and Stokes' eyes lit-up, bends that back knee while driving the ball still-headed; that ball's headed only one way...to the deep cover fence

4

to Malan, FOUR, that's knocking the ball on its head, allows it to come to him and guides it in the gap between gully and backward point

4

to Stokes, FOUR, on middle and leg, that's easy pickings for Ben Stokes; just wallops the flick and off she goes racing across the turf. Roston Chase hunted the ball, but he loses the race

4

to Malan, FOUR, first aggression. And it is in the form of a serious crunch. The driving invite from turns into a half volley with all the width outside off, Malan lays in and drills it through extra cover

4

to Stokes, FOUR, 82.1mph, short-wide, the perfect not-using-the-conditions example. Stokes wouldn't mind though. Lines up, stays tall and throws his hands out at the width to crack it square

4

to Stokes, FOUR, a checked-drive. And such is his timing. On a knee quickly, sitting down and chips it uppishly, through the line. But the placement takes care of the rest, two men out there and both combine in fetching it back from the boundary

W

to Malan, out Caught by Dowrich!! Gets the tickle. And it is that 'lower-the-volume' celebration again from . Oh he's making a habit out of it. After the wide teases, he gets one to jab back in and Malan, in his wierd defences, gets up on his toes, closes the bat face quickly and faces it downwards. Never good enough in these conditions as the ball straightens off a length, just enough to kiss the edge. And Dowrich pouches the wobble. Malan c Dowrich b 20(31) [4s-3]

D

to Stokes, no run, and put down. Exactly where third slip would've been. Hope, at second dives, gets his hands and shells. My word. This is absolute psychological toying. Jags it back in, on the abdomen, gets Stokes squared up and obviously a fat edge

4

to Stokes, FOUR, goes fuller, sucker delivery like. Stokes waits on it, lets it get close and straight-bats it down. A screecher

4

to Stokes, FOUR, fine shot off the back foot. From round the wicket came and delivered on a back of a length outside off, Stokes stood tall and then stroked it through cover. Raced away

4

to Bairstow, FOUR, too straight and down the slope helps Bairstow, who flicks off the pads, ran away through square leg

4

to Stokes, FOUR, that's just dismissive. Was a length delivery on off, and Stokes has swatted that away with no trouble at all. A short-arm jab and it raced away through mid-wicket

4

to Bairstow, FOUR, now Bairstow pulls and gets a boundary. Fraction short, but it is the pace from that is his undoing, Bairstow rocks back and thumps the pull through mid-wicket

4

to Stokes, FOUR, he is moving towards the ball but this is streaky from Stokes, the ball moved away and it squirted away off a thick edge, wide of gully and down to the fence. shakes his head as he is unable to believe his luck. The late movement produced the edge

4

to Stokes, FOUR, what a shot. Shows the confidence Stokes has. Windies must be already ruing dropping him. A shuffle across and then just a full bat-faced push. Nothing more than that, beats the chasing Bishoo from mid-on

OT

to Stokes, 1 run, this has to be one of his best Test innings, considering everything. Short and wide outside off, cut to sweeper cover to bring up his 50. Raises his bat and soaks in all the applause. And he isn't done yet

4

to Bairstow, FOUR, Bairstow drills a fine shot through the cover region as overpitches, went wide of the crease, looking for the angle, but got it a bit too full, paid the price as the ball raced away through cover

W

to Bairstow, out Lbw!! Bairstow has been given out lbw. He reviews after a chat with Stokes. No inside edge onto the pad. Hit above the kneeroll. Three reds and Bairstow has to go. Finally has his reward. Has bowled his heart out and this one nipped back in sharply, caught Bairstow on the crease, hit the pad in-line and Chris Gaffaney had the finger raised. The technology proved him right and that's a breakthrough the Windies needed badly. Bairstow lbw b 21(48) [4s-3]

W

to Stokes, out Bowled!! Would you believe it? has bowled out Stokes. This is an unbelievable passage of play. They don't check for the no-ball this time. is fine. He doesn't even celebrate. Is relieved more than anything else. Full and angled in, goes through the bat-pad gap as Stokes pushed forward to drive. Cleaned up. The seam movement did Stokes there. Kept a bit low and knocked the middle stump back. Stokes crouched low after getting out to suggest that the low bounce dismissed him. had a look back, at the umpire to see whether they would check again. With that wicket, it is even stevens now. Stokes b 60(74) [4s-10]

4

to Roland-Jones, FOUR, takes the short ball on and pulls. Connects fine and finds the deep mid-wicket fence. went short and Roland-Jones didn't hold back

W

to Moeen Ali, out Caught by Kyle Hope!! has five. And he roars in delight. He has deserved every wicket of his. Moeen Ali can't resist a drive and goes after a wide swinging delivery, cannot control the shot and a sharp catch at gully. The ball was moving quickly and Kyle Hope takes a good one. One more wicket and the fightback of Windies continues. Moeen Ali c Kyle Hope b 3(13)

4

to Broad, FOUR, not a picturesque drive but whatever works. Made a bit of room and drove past cover

4

to Broad, FOUR, 150 up for England. Broad's love affair with Lord's continues. Clears the front leg to this fuller ball and drives well wide of the man at mid-off

4

to Roland-Jones, FOUR, not wide enough but Roland-Jones has played it well. Arched a bit on the back foot and cut it past backward point

D

to Roland-Jones, 2 runs, dropped. You cannot expect anything easier. A simple one to the right of the keeper and he lets it slip. Roland-Jones was poking outside off and got a thick edge that went perhaps too quickly to Dowrich's right, hit his right palm and popped out before the gloves could be wrapped around it

4

to Broad, FOUR, just swiped it off his sight. Short ball that followed a room-making Broad. Did not have the pace again and he could easily put it away behind square on the on-side

W

to Roland-Jones, out Caught by Shai Hope!! Roland-Jones is gone. Should have realized not everyone is as lucky as Broad. Threw his bat at a wide delivery. The ball just moved a bit, enough on this occasion. Got the edge and flew into the lap of the gully fielder. So Roland-Jones is gone for 13 but England are closing in on a 50-run lead. Roland-Jones c Shai Hope b 13(22) [4s-2]

4

to Broad, FOUR, he is having fun there. What he does not realize is that Windies must be boiling inside. Backs away and slashes hard while his head turns towards square leg - if that's an indication how smartly he played that - gets over the slip cordon

6

to Broad, SIX, now he does. And has got a lot of bat on that. The ball was just in his zone, cleared the front leg and lofted it well over the deep extra cover-fence

4

to Anderson, FOUR, now Anderson drives, well away from the body but in the gap through extra cover. Picks up a four. These two England bowlers are earning the cushion for themselves

6

to Broad, SIX, short ball. Not that wide but Broad gets himself a plat of room there. Slashes hard and clears the square third man fence. And quite naturally it's met with a loud cheer

W

to Broad, out Caught by Dowrich!! Dramatic end to a dramatic innings from Broad. Moves away and then tries to pull, gets a bottom edge that only just carries to the keeper. appeals softly. For a moment there is no celebration. Broad hangs on but the umpire raises his finger. Broad c Dowrich b 38(45) [4s-4 6s-2]

D

to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Cook drops another. That's a line to shake you down to the core. He dropped two in the seond innings at Headingley and now this one. Third consecutive drop from Cook then. An outswinger from here, Kraigg Brathwaite played away from his body and outside-edged it. Was carrying straight to Cook at first slip, only to take him by surprise and ricochet onto his chest. He was nicely kneeling too to grab that but something went wrong there. Perhaps how hard and quick the ball carried? Warne thinks that on air

4

to K Powell, FOUR, guides an edge past the slip cordon. Well in control. The length allows him to play on the back foot and lets him manoeuvre the seam movement to the third man fence

W

to Kraigg Brathwaite, out Caught by Bairstow!! Get the countdown going.. wicket number 498 for ! Had been on a length or short of it this over, and that looks like a ploy to me now. Pitches this one full, taking Kraigg Brathwaite - and his foot work - by surprise, and draws a feather to the keeper. A tiny feather as Kraigg Brathwaite loses his balance in trying to cover the line outside off. Ball holding its line, with the batsman anticipating the inswinger, and Brathwaite's done. Kraigg Brathwaite c Bairstow b 10(36)

4

to K Powell, FOUR, drifing into the pads, a loosener from and Powell is happy to accept the gift, flicks past square leg and it just raced away. Nice start after the break for Powell

W

to Kyle Hope, out Caught by Bairstow!! No. 499 for . That's a bad leave. Very bad. Kyle Hope was leaving that, but a second late in withdrawing the bat and the ball takes the edge of the bat and is heading towards Cook at first slip, but Bairstow wants it and dives right in front of the former England skipper to grab that diving and taking with two hands. Another failure for Kyle Hope in the series and his miserable run with the bat continues. Doesn't inspire any confidence to be batting at No. 3. Kyle Hope c Bairstow b 0(11)

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, what a start from Shai Hope. Shows he is brimming with confidence after that successive tons in the previous Test. This was a full outswinger, threatening the outside edge, but what does Shai Hope do, he confidently strides forward and drives through the vacant cover region. That is some way to get off the mark. But shouldn't worry too much, the ball is swinging

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, confidently steered away. It was on a back of a length outside off, Shai Hope with soft hands, gets it wide of the fourth slip. In control and down to the vacant third man fence

4

to K Powell, FOUR, can't bowl there. On the pads, easy for Powell who flicks and beats deep backward square to his right. erred there and Powell put him away with disdain

4

to K Powell, FOUR, beautiful drive. All timing from Powell. Got forward and showed the full face of the bat to put the ball through mid-off. Relied on stroking it rather than smashing and found the gap too

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, fine drive. With an open face. is disappointed. Full outswinger outside off, moved away, but Shai Hope covered that well and drove with an open face, slightly streaky but in the gap past point

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, this guy has talent. And lots of it. It was overpitched and the room was there to free the arms, punched it classily past cover and it raced away. He is so good at putting away the bad balls

4

to K Powell, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Powell doesn't hold back, lashes the cut and beats the chasing fielder. Poor delivery and it got the treatment it deserved

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, fine shot. No fine leg and he has shuffled across on the back foot and whipped the leg-sidish delivery to the vacant area. Trickles away

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, but can't maintain the consistency. A short of length delivery on the hips, Shai Hope goes back and whips that past a diving mid-wicket, raced away down the slope

4

to K Powell, FOUR, swing for , from outside leg, moves towards middle, Powell gets a thick edge on the defence, but along the ground and it runs away wide of backward point. Still no third man and another boundary for Powell

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, magnificent drive. This kid has oodles of class. Windies should treasure and preserve him like gold. What a shot this is. Textbook cover drive and the ball rocketed away wide of mid-off. Got forward and let the bat flow through the line

W

to Shai Hope, out Caught by Cook!! Gone. End of what was beginning to look like a promising innings. Finally Cook hangs on after three successive drops and he is relieved. Has a huge smile on his face after clinging on at first slip. Good delivery, hitting the seam on a back of a length and with the slope, getting it to straighten, Shai Hope defended with a slightly angled bat and edged it behind. The stubborn stand is broken. Shai Hope c Cook b 29(57) [4s-7]

W

to K Powell, out Caught&Bowled!! Good catch and the persistence of Powell has been broken. After playing so well, seeing out the threatening stuff, he has given it away. Full on the stumps, loose drive back to the bowler and has bucket hands, on his followthrough, doesn't drop them. Suddenly Windies have lost two quick wickets. K Powell c and b 39(98) [4s-6]

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, that is dangerous. The tiny edge saved him. Shuffled across well towards off and middle, had he not got a bat on that, would've been clearly plumb in front. Angled in fuller into middle, inside edge onto pad and trickles away to the fine leg fence

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, that's a half-volley on the stumps, easy for Roston Chase, who flicks firmly and into the gap at mid-wicket to get successive boundaries. Past short leg and into the fence

W

to Blackwood, out Bowled!! That I'm afraid - is a brainjob by Blackwood. Nothing more to that. What on earth was he thinking. The ball is moving around, he is new to the crease and he decides to loft over mid-on, leaving a bat-pad gap for the ball to burst through. Unbelievable choice of shot considering the situation his side are in. Pitched fuller and nips back in to go through the big hit and clatter into the stumps. Blackwood should be avoiding Stuart Law and a few others tonight. Blackwood b 1(5)

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, fine leg is very square, short and down leg, a swivel pull from Roston Chase and he beats the man quite easily. A pressure-releasing boundary

4

Ali to Roston Chase, FOUR, first ball from Mo and almost a wicket. Throws it up outside off, drifts away and the square drive results in a thick edge, flies well to the right of Stokes at first slip, raced away

W

to Roston Chase, out Bowled!! Delicious nut from . That's Anderson-esque from . He has this tendency to lean his head away while delivering, does the same here, it angles in, pitches around off, turns Roston Chase inside out, makes him look clueless and then nips away to hit the top of off, leaving the batsman and the inside edge as mere spectators. What a ball that is and Roston Chase can feel very unlucky to have got such a ball. It would've consumed any batsman in the world. That special from . Roston Chase b 18(36) [4s-4]

W

to Dowrich, out Caught by Cook!! One brings two. Or is it? They are checking for a fair catch. Looks clean. Straight in. Playing away from the body and edging it is Dowrich. Should've left that, but fished away from the body, low catch by Cook at slip. Well held. Windies seven down now. Dowrich c Cook b 1(19)

4

Ali to Devendra Bishoo, FOUR, slashed past Stokes's left at slip. Too tough a catch and very little time to react. Short and wide outside off, Devendra Bishoo didn't hold back and it raced away

OT

to Holder, 1 run, direct hit from Toblerone and Devendra Bishoo was gone! What a waste of a wicket that would've been. Driven almost straight to the fielder at mid-off, TRJ moved swiftly to his left and hurled it at the stumps, Bishoo was slow to react and the throw missed by not much. Holder almost sold Bishoo down the river there, with a bad call. Will go down as a miss

4

to Devendra Bishoo, FOUR, look at Root's face. He can't hide his giggle, with his hands covering his face. How did that miss the stumps? Incredible banana swing on that, swung in like a boomerang and found a tiny feather of an inside edge on the drive, the ball misses the stumps and flies away. So unlucky is there

D

to Holder, no run, edged and dropped by Root at second slip. Produced the edge by making Holder defend away from the body, nice catching height too but the England captain on the dive, despite getting both hands can't quite cling on. That will fire up even more

4

to Holder, FOUR, streaky drive and four. Full and wide outside off, Holder square-drove in the air and it went wide of backward point, runs away to the fence. Not in control of the shot at all

W

to Holder, out Bowled!! Ben is on fire! The Durham man seems to have saved his best for this last Test. What energy and what swing bowling. Beats the top of off with a corker of an inswinger. Holder plays for the outswinger and had to drop his bat down at the last minute; too late and too good for him. Timber! Replays show that the ball came back in a long way and really late too. Holder b 9(36) [4s-1]

4

to Devendra Bishoo, FOUR, goes wide of the crease, targets off-stump and Bishoo's edge flows to third man. Beating Stokes to his left at gully, a healthy edge on the push but the movement was too much

W

to Roach, out Caught by Anderson!! Anderson dives in front of third slip and takes a good catch. He was positioned at fourth slip, but anticipated well and dived full length to grab a low one. Roach fiddled at an away swinger without much conviction and all he could manage was a big edge. has a fifer and by the virtue of it, has his name on the honours board; both as a batsman and a bowler. Wowza! That ball bounced off the pitch like a cobra. Roach c Anderson b 0(4)

W

to Gabriel, out Bowled!! Anderson will remain on 499. Has to wait. This is Ben ' day. He will probably pick 10 more wickets if he continues to bowl. Career best figures for him. Bowls a full inswinger and rattles the stumps. Gabriel tried a Blackwood - wanted to loft over the bowler's head - and turns back to see the mess of the stumps. Gabriel b 0(1)