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MohammedC
June 16, 2007, 09:26 AM
England won the toss and elected to field first

Michael Vaughan, the England captain, has won the toss and put West Indies into bat at Chester-le-Street, as the fourth Test finally gets underway on the second afternoon.

Three-and-a-half sessions have been lost due to rain so far. After yesterday's washout - play abandoned without a ball being bowled - the weather was less threatening this morning, giving hope of a prompt start to play. However, so heavy has the rain been in the north of England over the past few days, that The Riverside's outfield was severely saturated.


England team: Strauss, AN Cook, MP Vaughan, KP Pietersen, PD Collingwood, IR Bell, MJ Prior, RJ Sidebottom, SJ Harmison, MS Panesar, MJ Hoggard

West Idies: D Ganga,CH Gayle,DS Smith,RS Morton,S Chanderpaul,DJ Bravo, MN Samuels, D Ramdin, CD Collymore, DBL Powell, FH Edwards

MohammedC
June 16, 2007, 09:28 AM
WI in trouble 58/4 after 18 overs

One World
June 16, 2007, 10:15 AM
ohh not again

Sohel
June 16, 2007, 10:18 AM
88 for 4 after 29.1 overs ... monty's starting to get good turns ... shiv and bravo surviving.

MohammedC
June 16, 2007, 10:46 AM
Just realised Darren Sammy is not in the team is he injured

tonoy
June 16, 2007, 10:52 AM
link pls for vdo

One World
June 16, 2007, 10:52 AM
sammy came out unfit. there is a lot going on in the backdoor. the board is divided into two. selection in WI is not so straightforward. ultra-politico and intra-island egos run around all the time. i have been curiously following and found that not all the time the best performers are exposed normally. god knows when things will start executing properly.

by the way bravo hits a 4 in the first over of Hoggard after tea.

One World
June 16, 2007, 10:55 AM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=603 bgColor=#eeeeee border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>32.5</TD><TD width="100%">Sidebottom to Chanderpaul, FOUR, lovely stroke, capitalising on this wider delivery, cutting it calmly behind square down to third man for four </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

that brings the 100

tonoy
June 16, 2007, 11:03 AM
any internet vdo link pls.

One World
June 16, 2007, 11:27 AM
harmison is humbled by Bravo

gatekeeper
June 16, 2007, 11:29 AM
This guy Sidebottom seems to have sprung up from nowhere.

gatekeeper
June 16, 2007, 11:29 AM
Bravo?Chander fighting. Lets see what happens.

One World
June 16, 2007, 11:37 AM
"And the umpires converge, in that slow funerial manner, to consult on the light. They don't like it, and it really is looking bleak out there. Yes - off they go. On come the covers, and that might well be the end of play today. Terrific, fighting partnership from this pair. We'll keep you updated on proceedings out in the middle."

MohammedC
June 16, 2007, 12:00 PM
shiv chandu is too good against England

Mat Runs HS BatAv 100 50 W BB BowlAv 5w Ct St

Test Career 103 6976 203* 45.59 15 42 8 1/2 105.62 0 44 0
Against Eng 23 1545 128* 48.28 3 11 1 1/94 309.00 0 9 0

Sohel
June 17, 2007, 06:20 AM
shiv and marlon dealing with monty and the sidebottom man at the moment. windies 177 for 5, shiv on 75 and looking unbeatable. if marlon delivers on those all those promises, and this would be a good time to do it, our boys have a shot.

One World
June 17, 2007, 08:08 AM
west indies in deep trouble as they are 220/8 and chanderpaul fighting with 94

One World
June 17, 2007, 08:10 AM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=603 bgColor=#eeeeee border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>69.4</TD><TD width="100%">Sidebottom to Ramdin, OUT, what a fine piece of bowling that is and a superb catch from Collingwood at second slip. Angled across him, the ball then cut back a touch to Ramdin who tried to punch it off the back foot but could only edge it to Collingwood who took it in front of his face </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD width=30></TD><TD>D Ramdin c Collingwood b Sidebottom 13 (22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 59.09 </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=603 bgColor=#eeeeee border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>70.2</TD><TD width="100%">Harmison to Powell, OUT, good grief. What a dreadful shot that is. A touch wider of the off stump and Powell tries to pull it, but skies it to Prior behind the stumps who steadies himself to take a comfortable catch </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD width=30></TD><TD>DBL Powell c http://img.cricinfo.com/engine-nav/keeper.gifPrior b Harmison 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33 </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


dramatic turn out of events

gatekeeper
June 17, 2007, 09:31 AM
This is some fight WI are putting up.

Shafin
June 17, 2007, 09:53 AM
Current partnership 56 runs, 18.5 overs, RR: 2.97 (Chanderpaul 38, Collymore 11)

Great 10th Wicket Partnership

One World
June 17, 2007, 10:01 AM
heavy contribution from collymore..WI looking to hit 300+ in 1st innings

One World
June 17, 2007, 10:08 AM
It's all over. Collymore goes for 13, just shy of his top score of 16. Great innings from Chanderpaul, once again their highest scorer. A useful contribution, too, from Bravo, with 44. And well done Sidebottom, who got his first five-for in Tests.

Here world's most laconic batsman between the wickets:

<TABLE class=engineTable><CAPTION>Batting and fielding averages</CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=head><TH></TH><TH>Mat</TH><TH>Inns</TH><TH>NO</TH><TH>Runs</TH><TH>HS</TH><TH>Ave</TH><TH>BF</TH><TH>SR</TH><TH>100</TH><TH>50</TH><TH>4s</TH><TH>6s</TH><TH>Ct</TH><TH>St</TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR class=data1><TD class=left noWrap>Tests</TD><TD>103</TD><TD>176</TD><TD>23</TD><TD>6976</TD><TD>203*</TD><TD>45.59</TD><TD>16162</TD><TD>43.16</TD><TD>15</TD><TD>42</TD><TD>813</TD><TD>16</TD><TD>44</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left noWrap>ODIs</TD><TD>217</TD><TD>205</TD><TD>27</TD><TD>6774</TD><TD>150</TD><TD>38.05</TD><TD>9644</TD><TD>70.24</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>46</TD><TD>591</TD><TD>65</TD><TD>61</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left noWrap>Twenty20 Int.</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>26</TD><TD>26</TD><TD>26.00</TD><TD>27</TD><TD>96.29</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left noWrap>First-class</TD><TD>203</TD><TD>331</TD><TD>54</TD><TD>14327</TD><TD>303*</TD><TD>51.72</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD><TD>40</TD><TD>70</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD><TD>123</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left noWrap>List A</TD><TD>310</TD><TD>290</TD><TD>45</TD><TD>9591</TD><TD>150</TD><TD>39.14</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD><TD>7</TD><TD>68</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD><TD>94</TD><TD>0</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left noWrap>Twenty20</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>26</TD><TD>26</TD><TD>26.00</TD><TD>27</TD><TD>96.29</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

(*stat does not include today's 136 no)

Shafin
June 17, 2007, 10:10 AM
WI all out for 287,Chanderpaul not out again on 136

Xavier
June 17, 2007, 10:22 AM
...and Ganga out for 0 again!

btw check Sopcast 25261 before it's deleted... (sorry admins!):)

Sovik
June 17, 2007, 10:26 AM
great knock from chanderpaul and no support from every other batsman. typical windies

Shafin
June 17, 2007, 12:30 PM
England 72/1

gatekeeper
June 17, 2007, 01:04 PM
Three wickets in about 14 deliveries. Dare I say, WI in control?

sandpiper
June 17, 2007, 01:06 PM
but Strauss is still there

Xavier
June 17, 2007, 01:21 PM
day-3 stumps

England 120/4 (Pietersen out for 0) trail by 167 runs

looks going for a draw... unless England batting collapse continues!:o

btw I was asking myself how a team with batsmen like Gayle, Sarwan, Lara and Chanderpaul could perform so bad at the world cup!:-/

israr
June 17, 2007, 02:00 PM
Unless West Indies don't believe in themselves that they can win this test, this game will end in a tame draw.

Sovik
June 17, 2007, 02:02 PM
3 wickets in last 3 overs. good come back by windies

tonoy
June 17, 2007, 02:14 PM
now collingwood

One World
June 17, 2007, 02:39 PM
Edwards the man

Sohel
June 17, 2007, 03:26 PM
shiv is beginning to amaze me with his tenacity ... i've always been impressed. where do we get one ?

crikss
June 18, 2007, 09:21 AM
if anybody want to see the match just click my signature....collingwood is showing good fight...England 326/6 (84.0 ov)

colli---106*

Xavier
June 18, 2007, 10:23 AM
Collingwood on 124*, Edwards got 5 wickets but he's too expensive (and 16 no-balls too!).

Sovik
June 18, 2007, 10:28 AM
i have a feeling that windies will loose this match. england have a lead and windies could collapse tomorrow

sandpiper
June 18, 2007, 10:55 AM
400 up for England

Xavier
June 18, 2007, 10:57 AM
400 all out!

Sidebottom 26* off 19 balls (5x4)... he can bat!

Xavier
June 18, 2007, 11:09 AM
Now West Indies have just begun their second innings.
Gayle and Devon Smith at the crease.

Xavier
June 18, 2007, 11:18 AM
Hoggard inswinger takes Devon Smith lbw for a :duck: !

sandpiper
June 18, 2007, 11:20 AM
west indies will lose, so pathetic they are losing 3-0 to this english side

Xavier
June 18, 2007, 11:36 AM
Ganga out for 6. A silly outside edge to wk off Hoggard.

WI 15/2... they're in trouble!

Xavier
June 18, 2007, 11:43 AM
3 boundaries for Gayle from an Harmison over, and keeping the strike.

Funny cricinfo commentary:
"How can you say the switch in openers hasn't worked?" asks Vernon Gonsalves. "Devon Smith making 0 has proven that he is the perfect replacement for Ganga." We like what you did there.

sandpiper
June 18, 2007, 11:50 AM
Morton gone ! again that Panesar

Xavier
June 18, 2007, 11:51 AM
An inside edge to the stump... bit of bad luck!

WI 38/3...

gatekeeper
June 18, 2007, 11:58 AM
Barring any Chandu magic, this one's in the bag for England.

Miraz
June 18, 2007, 12:00 PM
3 boundaries for Gayle from an Harmison over, and keeping the strike.

Funny cricinfo commentary:
"How can you say the switch in openers hasn't worked?" asks Vernon Gonsalves. "Devon Smith making 0 has proven that he is the perfect replacement for Ganga." We like what you did there.

That was hilarious. :D
Poor Ganga, Captain will not find his place in the next Test.

sandpiper
June 18, 2007, 12:37 PM
Gayle reaches 50 !
match delayed by bad light

Xavier
June 18, 2007, 12:41 PM
WI 83/3 trail by 30 runs.

As long as this partnership goes one they can save this Test.

sandpiper
June 18, 2007, 12:43 PM
hmm.. may be, but I guess that possibility is bleak

MohammedC
June 18, 2007, 02:41 PM
England need atleast 2 wicket in first hour tomorrow morning if they are going to win. However if WI bat the first session without loosing wicket there very good chance it will be a draw.

israr
June 18, 2007, 04:22 PM
Hoggard inswinger takes Devon Smith lbw for a :duck: !

It hurts me this time since I am a West Indian supporter:(

One World
June 18, 2007, 08:28 PM
after first day shower and two days play the pitch is cracking up a little it was a good session for a mediocre spinner like hoggard to capitalize. but as gayle and shandra both are very good players of spin we might expect tons from those two.

MohammedC
June 18, 2007, 08:34 PM
after first day shower and two days play the pitch is cracking up a little it was a good session for a mediocre spinner like hoggard to capitalize. but as gayle and shandra both are very good players of spin we might expect tons from those two.

Hoggard is a medium fast bowler bowls around 79 to 84 mph.


http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/engvwi/content/current/player/14236.html

One World
June 18, 2007, 08:53 PM
[quote=mo1974;483913]Hoggard is a medium fast bowler bowls around 79 to 84 mph.

Thanks! I think I was trying to type "bowler".

Nafis_BD
June 18, 2007, 09:16 PM
[quote=mo1974;483913]Hoggard is a medium fast bowler bowls around 79 to 84 mph.

Thanks! I think I was trying to type "bowler".

HEHEHE I thought that was some new player in England called Hoggard!!

Electrequiem
June 18, 2007, 10:29 PM
Any of you watching it live online?

MohammedC
June 19, 2007, 05:52 AM
Gayle gone 94/4. WI need a miracle

Xavier
June 19, 2007, 07:15 AM
Day-5 Lunch: WI 131/4 lead by 18 runs and still 80 overs to go.

Chanderpaul 32* & Bravo 19*... WI need to bat for another session to have some hope for a draw.

No sopcast today...:(

Miraz
June 19, 2007, 07:20 AM
As long as Chanderpaul is there, WI have some hope.

Sohel
June 19, 2007, 08:24 AM
Harmy's looking really good, Shiv equal to the task ... 167 for 5, leading by 54.

Xavier
June 19, 2007, 09:00 AM
188/8... another defeat on the rise for West indies...

Well without new captain Sarwan and "new star" Sammy it was hard to ask for more!

Baundule
June 19, 2007, 09:04 AM
WI is by far the most pathetic side of the world.
They are a team full of latented players; but at the same time they are a team comprising a bunch of completely headless players - a total waste of all the talents.

Chanderpaul, even with a 210+ series average so far is another man without someuseful brain. In the last match, he let the tail expose and he is doing the same in this match as well.

Sohel
June 19, 2007, 09:07 AM
194 for 9 ... Harmy's getting swing and bounce at will ... Monty's getting those ripping spins to bring batsmen forward and judge that deceptive flight ... the end is near.

Baundule
June 19, 2007, 09:09 AM
Should be all out within this over and then Chandu will be happy with his 200 average. ;)

Lara is a Lara! Chandu is a Chandu!!

Sovik
June 19, 2007, 09:14 AM
it was a drawn match but windies is loosing it

Sovik
June 19, 2007, 09:25 AM
windies sure knows how to loose a match

Tigers_eye
June 19, 2007, 09:28 AM
Just by looking at the scorecard one can see where the problem lies.

In England's first innings Vaughan, Bell, Petierson, Cook, Hoggard combined a total of 43. WI gave away 51 extra runs in 100 overs. Pathetic commitment by the fielders to say the least. They had the English but let it slip. Another stat that glares is D Ganga's off form. The captain scored 49, 31*, 5, 9, 5, 0, 0 , 6. Averaging 15.

Mohiul
June 19, 2007, 09:29 AM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=603 bgColor=#eeeeee border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>60.5</TD><TD width="100%">Harmison to Chanderpaul, FOUR, Michael Vaughan has fallen out of his trousers! He was trying to field at mid-off, but dived over the ball and lost his draw-string in the process. Oops </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Sovik
June 19, 2007, 09:29 AM
woooooohooooo, lead is over 100 runs. they can just delay the defeat or may be colymore could do rain dance.

Baundule
June 19, 2007, 09:43 AM
windies sure knows how to loose a match

They were in a winning position after England's 5 wickets were down. Even HB is a better thinker ;)

Sohel
June 19, 2007, 10:04 AM
They were in a winning position after England's 5 wickets were down. Even HB is a better thinker ;)

That maybe going a tad bit too far bro ... why add insult to injury ?

sandpiper
June 19, 2007, 10:48 AM
2nd down, strauss gone

sandpiper
June 19, 2007, 11:43 AM
England won it by 7 wkts, another ignominious defeat for west indies

Sohel
June 19, 2007, 01:21 PM
Another series lost ... my late grandfather continues his "postmortal" agony.

israr
June 19, 2007, 01:29 PM
Losing enthusiasm in following WI after watching their same old perennial performance.

Trigger_Tiger
June 19, 2007, 03:49 PM
Shivnarine Chanderpaul's 16th bolwed dismissal was by Monty Panesar today.

104 matches, 108 innings and bowled only 16 times!
One's got to respect this guy :up:!!!!!

Xavier
June 19, 2007, 05:07 PM
...at least they coud avoid an embarassing 10 wickets defeat!

Good things: Sammy, Bravo and maybe Edwards are names to rely on in the future.
Bad... Ganga performed awfully! Fielding, as usual? Bowling... quite poor and Taylor lost his talent.
+ Collymore is improving... as a batsman!:-p

One World
June 19, 2007, 10:36 PM
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The inevitable has happened. But dont miss our man of the match and the series. :)

cleazer
June 19, 2007, 11:44 PM
Chanderpaul looked fantastic, but the rest of the team was terrible.
I can't believe how bad Ganga was!!

I hope Gayle comes alive for the ODI's. If this most recent innings is any indication, I think he will.

cleazer
June 19, 2007, 11:49 PM
By the way, I shouldn't say the entire rest of the team was terrible. Bravo played some good innings. Maybe it's time to move him a little higher than number six.


It's odd though: despite almost always batting 6th or 7th, he's only got one "not out" in his test career. He usually does a good job of looking good and then throwing his wicket away, but does that stat seem a little odd to anyone else?

Baundule
June 20, 2007, 03:31 AM
That maybe going a tad bit too far bro ... why add insult to injury ?
SOme consolation for our greatest captain :)

Hatebreed
June 20, 2007, 03:41 AM
How does this guy Panesar get so many wickets. His bowling is so ordinary from what I've seen and yet he picked up seven 5-wicket hauls in 18 tests!?

Sohel
June 20, 2007, 03:49 AM
How does this guy Panesar get so many wickets. His bowling is so ordinary from what I've seen and yet he picked up seven 5-wicket hauls in 18 tests!?

He's getting better with his loop and those ripping spins, and has been using the 3rd day roughs expertly. He forces batsmen come forward and judge his flight. Only Shiv succeeded in patiently judging those in this series.

Hatebreed
June 20, 2007, 04:31 AM
He's getting better with his loop and those ripping spins, and has been using the 3rd day roughs expertly. He forces batsmen come forward and judge his flight. Only Shiv succeeded in patiently judging those in this series.

Well good for him. If England finally has a world class spinner in the making, they may have hope after all.

Baundule
June 20, 2007, 06:18 AM
Well good for him. If England finally has a world class spinner in the making, they may have hope after all.

I guess, he has to perform quite consistently to be in the team. Playing against WI (minus Lara, Sarwan and Chanderpaul) is a dream for any spinner of the world. He capitalized on the opportunity.

One World
June 20, 2007, 07:38 AM
I guess, he has to perform quite consistently to be in the team. Playing against WI (minus Lara, Sarwan and Chanderpaul) is a dream for any spinner of the world. He capitalized on the opportunity.

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Reminds me those Bhangra singers from Punjab