England vs West Indies 5th Test Day 5

Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 by Sanya Michelangelo in Labels: ,

The match is still going on, tea is over so I've taken time off to post this. West Indies are 78/3 and England need 7 more wickets to win. The pitch curator said before the test that the pitch will help spinners from Day 2 onwards. However, it was totally flat on Day 2 and 3 and for the most part of Day 4. The West Indies lost their last six wickets for 111 in their first innings on Day 4. England declared on 237/6 at lunch on Day 5. They still have a chance of winning but after the 3rd test, we can never celebrate before it's over. The look on James Anderson's face yesterday brought tears to my eyes. Flat pitches are of no use, they just make bowlers cry and the test result in a draw. West Indies need 162 runs from 35 overs and it still doesn't seem like they are gonna win. It's a brave decision by England but it's a chance they had to take. If they win it, series will be levelled at 1-1 but it would be a big thing as they only had two sessions to bowl out West Indies and it's always great to end the series on a winning note. Earlier today, England batted beautifully and scored 157 in 23.4 overs. Kevin Pietersen scored his first century of the series after being dismissed in the 90s earlier in the series. I'm gonna go and watch jimmy now! Hope we'll have something to celebrate!


  1. Anonymous says:

    Im pretty gutted at how this series went, the gorgeous one known as jimmy probably bowled as well as he has in his life an finished with rock all to show for it. Totally agree about flat pitches, you have to feel for any bowler in this series, aswell as all the cricket fans who watched a series full of declarations. I can't remember ever looking forward to one day cricket as much as right now. Anyway i just wanted to share my thoughts with someone who appreciates the beautiful creature that is james anderson.

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