W Indies vs England
So that's your lot for the fifth Test and indeed the series, the West Indies will celebrate hard their first success since 2004. Next up is the one-off Twenty20 International ahead of the one-day series between the two sides. Please join us again for over-by-over commentary then. Thanks for your company.
History seems to have repeated itself for England, who just like Antigua have probably batted on too long and therefore run out of time to bowl the opposition out. The difference between the two sides has been that innings win for the hosts in Jamaica.
Over 66: Panesar 0-0-0-0-0
114-8 - Edwards may have played and missed at a few but all that matters is that he survived - West Indies have finished eight down and have escaped with a draw to make sure of the series victory. With one ball to go and no chance of winning the handshakes come and the party begins in the Caribbean.
Over 65: Anderson 1-0-0-0-0-0
114-8 - Anderson leaks a single off the first ball to allow Edwards to escape to the other end. He tries his best to remove Ramdin instead, beating him on the outside edge, but there's no ninth wicket. So it's come to this - six balls, two wickets, one series. Panesar will be the bowler, Fidel is the man on strike.
Over 64: Panesar 0-0-0-0-0-4
113-8 - Ramdin survives the first four deliveries and then searches for a single to get him on strike for the next over. A cut shot hits the fielder at silly point and then the last ball beats short fine leg and runs away fine for four. Anderson has Edwards on strike - you get the feeling the next over decides the Test.
Over 63: Anderson 0-0-0-W-0-0
109-8 - WICKET! A change of ends results in a change of luck for Anderson. He must have read my comments because the yorker finally comes out and it's far too good for Powell, who only cares about getting his feet out of the way to allow the ball to cannon into his middle stump.
Over 62: Swann 0-0-0-0-0-0
109-7 - It's now down to 24 balls. England have 24 balls to try and get three wickets. Swann, who has 19 wickets so far in the series, tries his best but cannot get through Ramdin's defences, either from over or around the wicket.
Over 61: Panesar 0-0-0-0-0-0
109-7 - Marvellous Monty gets two deliveries to almost go underground, but crucially neither are on target with the stumps. When Powell blocks out the sixth ball the home crowd are cheering loudly. It will be Swann from the other end...
Over 60: Anderson 0-0-0-0-0-0
109-7 - Ramdin remains off the strike for the next over but crucially he's also still out in the middle. Anderson hasn't tried him with a yorker during this spell. He may not get the chance now with just six overs left.
Over 59: Panesar 0-0-0-0-0-0
109-7 - Powell plunges his big front foot down the wicket and keeps out five deliveries, the sixth is a bit shorter in length and rips past his outside edge. Strauss and Cook meet to have a discussion as to how they can get another breakthrough.
Over 58: Anderson 0-0-2-0-0-0
109-7 - Ramdin somehow drops his bat down quick enough to keep out a ball that barely got beyond shin height. However, he can't get a single off the last couple of deliveries to get himself on strike. England now have eight overs to go - perhaps it's time for spin from both ends through to the finish.
Over 57: Panear: 0-0-0-W-0-0
107-7 - WICKET! Gayle's finally run out of luck with his technique of plugging forward and hoping to survive the lbw shouts. Panesar gets one too full to not play at and umpire Tiffin finally agrees with the bowler's shouts. Marvellous Monty looks close to tears as the celebrations begin. Seven down, three to go.
Over 56: Anderson 0-0-0-0-0-0
107-6 - Broad's spell proves to be brief as Anderson takes over in the attack. Ramdin's looking confident in defence and those cheers are getting louder as every ball is ticked off. There are 60 deliveries left for England to take the four wickets they need - surely now even the most patriotic fan is beginning to fear it's too late.
Over 55: Panesar 0-0-0-0-0-0
107-6 - Bowling around the wicket has made Panesar look twice as dangerous to Gayle. Yet again we have two loud shouts for lbw decisions when the Windies skipper appears to lunge forward with his bat hidden behind his pad. The left-hander does use the piece of willow from the last delivery, jabbing his bat down to keep out a grubber.
Over 54: Broad 0-0-0-0-0-4
107-6 - Ramdin has been batting for over 70 minutes now and with every ball he keeps out the home crowd are now cheering. Meanwhile, England are beginning to get frustrated, Broad showing his anger by hurling the ball in the direction of the right-hander when he blocks one back. Four more byes, it's been a while since we had any of those, end the over and now there's just 12 left.
Over 53: Panesar 4-0-1-0-0-0
103-6 - Panesar is clapping like crazy when the last ball from around the wicket pitches in line and straightens, taking Gayle on the front pad with his bat hidden behind. England are certain but umpire Tiffin does not agree. Replays show it was close, really close. How crucial would it have been to be able to use their last referral on that delivery, rather than wasting it earlier on.
Over 52: Broad 0-0-0-0-0-0
98-6 - Broad kicks off the last hour of the series and nearly gets Gayle with a slower ball that explodes off the pitch and catches the outside edge. The chance loops towards Strauss at first slip like it's in slow motion and eventually falls just short.
Over 51: Swann 0-0-0-0-0-0
98-6 - The more views I see of that Panesar referral the more I wonder what ever tempted Strauss to go for it. Considering the on-field umpire didn't think it was hitting it would have to be pretty conclusive evidence to get the third official to overturn it. There are 15 overs now left as DRINKS come on to the ground.
Over 50: Panesar 0-0-0-0-0-0
98-6 - Panesar will be lucky to take home any of his match fee (remember he's already been fined 25 percent for his antics in the first innings) as he's jumping up and down twice in the over when Gayle pads up to him. His enthusiasm rubs off on skipper Strauss, who decides to refer the second appeal. It seems a waste at first view and sure enough umpire Dar says not out.
Over 49: Swann 0-0-0-0-0-0
98-6 - Swann decides to have a few ball around the wicket to Ramdin, who continues to believe the best form of defence is attack. There are 17 overs left in the day and England need another four wickets.
- 6th - 10th Mar 2009
- D J Harper and R B Tiffin
w indies BATTING CARD
|Smith||lbw b Swann||17|
|Simmons||c Collingwood b Anderson||8|
|Sarwan||c Collingwood b Swann||14|
|Hinds||c Collingwood b Panesar||20|
|Chanderpaul||lbw b Swann||6|
|Nash||lbw b Anderson||1|
|Gayle||lbw b Panesar||4|
|Extras||2nb, 1w, 17b, 6lb||26|
|Total||Close, 65.5 Overs||114 - 8|