Match Over - England won by 9 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: West Indies, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Lord's, London
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 07 Sep 2017, 12:00 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: BA Stokes


  • Umpire1: M Erasmus
  • Umpire2: CB Gaffaney
  • Third Umpire: S Ravi



Overs: 52.5 / 0.0




Overs: 57.3 / 0.0

West Indies

4:16pm A gripping series. Another one where the West Indies have progressed. They have a win in each of their last three series - two of them away. They've found a new batting star in each of those as well. Shai Hope followed Roston Chase and Kraigg Brathwaite to show that, steadily, West Indies are building a Test batting line-up that can challenge. But once again, they're dipped in a dose of reality. They didn't all perform together, and ultimately, the settled, professional, prolific side came roaring back to inflict a comprehensive loss on them. Stokes in the first innings, Anderson in the second. Supporting acts by everyone else in a vastly superior bowling line-up, in a bowlers' Test. Done on the third day before Tea. An anti-climactic end to a nicely poised contest. Gnasher will bring you the presentation and post-match.

4.25pm Thanks Varun. So that ends England's Test season. Series victories over South Africa and West Indies, but a lot of the same problems remain. The next time they play a Test will be at the Gabba on November 23.

Nate: "Love the way england have got back in this for the win after their first innings wobbles...proves that although they are they there, the team has got the resource to overcome their weak spots."

Ebenezer scroog: "Bah! What an anti-climatic end to a very interesting test and series."

Almost presentation time, they can be lengthy at the end of a series!

Man of the Match is Ben Stokes. "It's good to come and put in a performance like that, the way we bounced back is credit to the team. I felt good in that long spell, helps when the ball is swinging. Quite hard for Rooty get the ball out of my hand. Feel like I'm getting back to where I want to me, a lot of credit to Ottis. Jimmy showed his class in the second innings and he deserves all the plaudits. I took the positive approach with the bat, have had a bit of a luck in the series."

West Indies' Man of the Series is Shai Hope. "It's been good to get some runs my belt and hopefully I can carry it on. It's a tough place to play cricket. It was a very good learning experience for me. It's about trusting your plan, your game."

England's Man of the Series is James Anderson. "A Test here at Lord's is always special but this week will live with me for a long time. I didn't think I'd play anywhere near as much as I have for England, and in such an enjoyable one to play with - in a series win - makes it very special. There wasn't much swing today, just trying to create pressure, and we did it brilliantly, got the rewards. I work hard on my fitness, with age you get a few more injuries but not had many this summer. Ottis will be a huge loss, he's been fantastic in both stints with us. A great cricket brain."

Jason Holder "No regrets, thought the guys showed a lot of fight. We brought ourselves back in the game. In the second innings we didn't bat as well as we would have liked. Credit must go to James Anderson - congrats on 500 wickets - but also to Ben Stokes. Going on we have another series in Zimbabwe, we have to keep it going. We have a lot of positives to work with. We still have to be a lot more consistent with the ball and with the bat fight harder at the start of the innings. We also dropped a number of chances. Hopefully it's a breakthrough series for Shai, in the toughest conditions in the world and one of the best attacks."

Joe Root "The guys were fantastic this morning and continued it all day. Jimmy's achievement speaks for itself, the work in puts in and how he knows his game. He's a massive part of the dressing room and hopefully will be for some time to come. He's very helpful, very insightful. We've played some brilliant cricket this summer. The way we've won has been fantastic, hopefully we can take it forward. We've done a lot of learning as well. It's been very enjoyable. Plenty of learning for myself as well and I'm sure there's more to come."

And with that, Root gets covered with champagne for the second time as Test captain. Two series wins in the bag, overall a very successful start with him even if questions remain ahead of the Ashes. That brings an end to England's Test summer, but still more cricket to come. A one-off T20 then five ODIs. Before then West Indies play Ireland in an ODI. We'll gave coverage of all that over the next few weeks. We'll have plenty of reaction on the site to this match and series this evening. For now, though, it's goodbye from Gnasher, Miller and Varun and thanks for joining us.

27.6D Bishoo to MD Stoneman, 2 runs, full outside off, stretches out for it to get underneath for the lap sweep. Manages to get it wide of long leg and hares back before putting in a slide to complete the second run. That's the series for England.
27.5D Bishoo to T Westley, 1 run, short and wide outside off, punched to sweeper cover off the back foot.
27.4D Bishoo to T Westley, No run, good length outside off, stabbed to backward point off the front foot.
27.3D Bishoo to T Westley, No run, full at off stump, pushed back down the pitch.
27.2D Bishoo to MD Stoneman, 1 run, back of a length at middle stump, flicked to deep square.
27.1D Bishoo to MD Stoneman, No run, back of a length outside off, defended off the back foot.
End of over 27. 10 runs this over. 103/1 after 162 balls.
T Westley 43 (69b 7x4 0x6 ) RL Chase 5-1-25-0
MD Stoneman 37 (71b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 1 runs this over. 93/1 after 156 balls.
MD Stoneman 37 (71b 5x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 10-2-31-1
T Westley 33 (63b 5x4 0x6 ) more

We will have an extension in play. Fifteen minutes/four overs.

End of over 25.  A maiden over! 92/1 after 150 balls.
MD Stoneman 37 (68b 5x4 0x6 ) RL Chase 4-1-15-0
T Westley 32 (60b 5x4 0x6 ) more

There was big round of applause in the last over, across the ground and in the media box, for Henry"Blowers" Blofeld who has just finished his last commentary stint.

End of over 24. 4 runs this over. 92/1 after 144 balls.
T Westley 32 (60b 5x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 9-2-30-1
MD Stoneman 37 (62b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 8 runs this over. 88/1 after 138 balls.
T Westley 28 (54b 4x4 0x6 ) RL Chase 3-0-15-0
MD Stoneman 37 (62b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22.  A maiden over! 80/1 after 132 balls.
T Westley 23 (52b 3x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 8-2-26-1
MD Stoneman 34 (58b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 2 runs this over. 80/1 after 126 balls.
MD Stoneman 34 (58b 5x4 0x6 ) RL Chase 2-0-7-0
T Westley 23 (46b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 4 runs this over. 78/1 after 120 balls.
MD Stoneman 32 (52b 5x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 7-1-26-1
T Westley 23 (46b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Benny: "Today will be the last day for my dear old thing :("

End of over 19. 5 runs this over. 74/1 after 114 balls.
T Westley 21 (42b 3x4 0x6 ) RL Chase 1-0-5-0
MD Stoneman 30 (50b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Archie: "It's not a death-defying stand, but one imagines this partnership is doing a lot for the confidence of these two"

End of over 18.  A maiden over! 69/1 after 108 balls.
MD Stoneman 30 (50b 5x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 6-1-22-1
T Westley 16 (36b 2x4 0x6 ) more

RuhakRR: "Umm..when's tea?" --- It's at 4.10 pm (about 22 minutes from now). Could be pushed if the win is close. Although that's unlikely. We have a drizzle making its way to the ground

End of over 17. 4 runs this over. 69/1 after 102 balls.
T Westley 16 (36b 2x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 6-1-16-0
MD Stoneman 30 (44b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 8 runs this over. 65/1 after 96 balls.
MD Stoneman 30 (44b 5x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 5-0-22-1
T Westley 12 (30b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Joe Root won't get in a stats package on our site today. But you could make it to our Polite Enquiries round-up. Tweet Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) and George Dobell (@GeorgeDobell1) and don't forget the hashtag - #PoliteEnquiries

End of over 15. 1 runs this over. 57/1 after 89 balls.
T Westley 12 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 5-1-12-0
MD Stoneman 22 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Zenon Szulc: "What the newer players need is time. Not everyone is going to have instant success like Cook or Root. Anybody who follows county cricket knows the likes of Westley have talent. Give them some time, success will follow."

End of over 14. 1 runs this over. 56/1 after 84 balls.
T Westley 12 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 4-0-14-1
MD Stoneman 22 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Issac: "This match, is so like Aus vs Ban. One of the ashes contenders defeated by an underdog... Then a revival, small but sizeable 1st innings lead, then the old dogs (Jimmy & Warner) turning the screws in , to make the decisive blow. Wow!"

End of over 13.  A maiden over! 55/1 after 78 balls.
MD Stoneman 22 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 4-1-11-0
T Westley 11 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Edmund: "Yes, Hippo, but a canter to victory in the sunshine against a demoralised attack is a good of restoring some confidence before going to face a harder task."

End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 55/1 after 72 balls.
T Westley 11 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 3-0-13-1
MD Stoneman 22 (32b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 4 runs this over. 51/1 after 66 balls.
MD Stoneman 21 (29b 3x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 3-0-11-0
T Westley 8 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Jack: "Surely England could fix their top order problem by just batting root at 3, westley looks a lot more comfortable against the spinners than the new ball and root always ends up coming in after less than 20 overs anyway..."

Hippo: "I am not convinced runs scored against a demoralised attack would help anyone get on the Ashes tour. Knocking off fourth innings runs with the sun shining is not the same as making a score against an attack that is "up for it"."

End of over 10. 7 runs this over. 47/1 after 60 balls.
T Westley 8 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 2-0-9-1
MD Stoneman 17 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more

RobL: "Shahriyar, 12 successive makes it a record, 13 would make it a NEW record. Just because it's shared doesn't mean it's not a record. Aaaghhh....frustration!"

---- Okay, okay.

Phil: "Tough situation this for Westley. 35 not out won't necessarily get him on the Ashes tour. But another failure would almost certainly eliminate him."

End of over 9. 3 runs this over. 40/1 after 54 balls.
T Westley 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 5-0-22-0
MD Stoneman 14 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Shahriyar Haris: "What is the lost record of root you guys are talking about?" --- Fifties in 12 consecutive Tests. 13 makes it a record

End of over 8. 2 runs this over. 37/1 after 48 balls.
T Westley 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 1-0-2-1
MD Stoneman 13 (21b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Stephen Kissoon: "Wouldn't it be poetic if Root was to hit the winning runs and get to 50 via a drop catch ?"

End of over 7. 3 runs this over. 35/0 after 42 balls.
AN Cook 17 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 4-0-19-0
MD Stoneman 13 (21b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 3 runs this over. 32/0 after 36 balls.
MD Stoneman 13 (21b 2x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 2-0-7-0
AN Cook 14 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Right, until tea (or the end of the match) it's back to Varun

End of over 5. 2 runs this over. 29/0 after 30 balls.
MD Stoneman 13 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 3-0-16-0
AN Cook 11 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Stefan: "This has probably been mentioned, but there goes Root's world record!"

End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 27/0 after 24 balls.
AN Cook 10 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 1-0-4-0
MD Stoneman 12 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 7 runs this over. 23/0 after 18 balls.
MD Stoneman 11 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 2-0-14-0
AN Cook 7 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Roach getting some treatment on his right leg near the boundary

End of over 2. 4 runs this over. 16/0 after 12 balls.
MD Stoneman 11 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) KAJ Roach 1-0-4-0
AN Cook 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 12 runs this over. 12/0 after 6 balls.
MD Stoneman 7 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 1-0-7-0
AN Cook 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Jonas: "Doubt anyone has tracked this, but what's the highest number of wickets a player has taken while one warning away from being taken off? Jimmy has a claim here..." He might want to thank Erasmus later!

Karthik: "All the ten dismissals involve both Broad and Anderson"

AN CookLBW D Bishoo1734221077.27
MD Stonemannot out 40100745054.05
T Westleynot out 4466727061.11
JE Root -
DJ Malan -
BA Stokes -
JM Bairstow -
MM Ali -
TS Roland-Jones -
SCJ Broad -
JM Anderson -
Total 194/10
ST Gabriel5.002204.4
KAJ Roach1.00404
JO Holder6.011602.67
D Bishoo11.023513.18
RL Chase5.012505