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English cricket team in West Indies in 2009
Flag of England
England
Flag of West Indies
West Indies
Dates 25 January – 3 April 2009
Captains A. J. Strauss C. H. Gayle
Test series
Result West Indies won the 5-match series 1–0
Most runs A. J. Strauss (541) R. R. Sarwan (626)
Most wickets G. P. Swann (19) S. J. Benn (12)
Player of the series R. R. Sarwan (West Indies)
One Day International series
Result England won the 5-match series 3–2
Most runs A. J. Strauss (204) S. Chanderpaul (201)
Most wickets J. M. Anderson (9) K. A. Pollard (9)
Player of the series A. J. Strauss (England)
Twenty20 International series
Result West Indies won the 1-match series 1–0
Most runs S. M. Davies (27) R. R. Sarwan (59)
Most wickets A. Khan (2) S. J. Benn (3)
Player of the series R. R. Sarwan (West Indies)

The English cricket team toured the West Indies from 25 January 2009 until 3 April 2009. Initially, it was intended that they play four Test matches, one Twenty20 International and five One Day Internationals against the West Indies cricket team. However, the abandonment of the Second Test due to the conditions of the field at the SVR Stadium in Antigua led to the rapid inclusion of an additional game staged at the Antigua Recreation Ground, resulting in a five, rather than four match Test series. The West Indies regained the Wisden Trophy by winning the test series by one match to nil. They also won the Twenty20 match, whilst England won the One Day International tournament by three matches to two.

Whether or not West Indies were the better side and deserved to win the series is debatable. Twice England were 2 or fewer wickets away from winning - though England could be accused of defensive captaincy which didn't given them sufficient time to bowl the West Indies out.

On some very flat wickets, only the Jamaica collapse could separate these two sides. England came in for some criticism from Sky commentators for being too defensive with their declarations but ultimately the pitches were not conducive enough to allow results.

Build-up

Despite recent turmoils, England went into the series as firm favourite. The players claimed confidence, the ICC rankings placed them comfortably ahead of their adversaries, and the pundits were, under the circumstances, fairly buoyant. In the Daily Telegraph, Geoffrey Boycott opined that, with a fit Andrew Flintoff, England ought to prevail easily:

Test Series

1st Test

4 February - 8 February
(scorecard)
Flag of England England
318 (122.2 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
392 (157.4 overs)
West Indies win by an innings and 23 runs
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Umpires: Tony Hill (NZ) & Rudi Koertzen (RSA)
Player of the match: Jerome Taylor
Kevin Pietersen 97 (172)
Sulieman Benn 4/77 (44.2 overs)
Ramnaresh Sarwan 107 (290)
Stuart Broad 5/85 (29 overs)
51 (33.2 overs)
Andrew Flintoff 24 (47)
Jerome Taylor 5/11 (9 overs)
  • Flag of England England
  • England 51 in their second innings is their third lowest innings score.

2nd Test

13 February - 17 February
(scorecard)
Flag of England England
7/0 (1.4 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies Match abandoned
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
Umpires: Daryl Harper (AUS) & Tony Hill (NZ)
Andrew Strauss 6* (8)
  • Play was abandoned after 10 balls due to a dangerous outfield which caused the bowlers to be unable to gain any solid footholds in an overly sandy outfield; an extra Test was scheduled. The Test match thus became the shortest recorded in history, overtaking the record previously held by another match in the West Indies in 1998 involving the same teams, which was abandoned under similar circumstances. The statistics of the abandoned Test stood, however, contributing to the statistics of all players involved.

3rd Test

15 February - 19 February
(scorecard)
Flag of England England
566/9 dec. (165.2 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
285 (89.2 overs)
Match drawn
Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's, Antigua
Umpires: Daryl Harper (AUS) & Rudi Koertzen (RSA)
Player of the match: Ramnaresh Sarwan
Andrew Strauss 169 (278)
Jerome Taylor 2/73 (28 overs)
Ramnaresh Sarwan 94 (133)
Graeme Swann 5/57 (24 overs)
221/8 dec. (50.0 overs) 370/9 (128 overs)
Alastair Cook 58 (103)
Daren Powell 2/33 (7 overs)
Ramnaresh Sarwan 106 (196)
Stuart Broad 3/69 (21 overs)

4th Test

26 February - 2 March
(scorecard)
Flag of England England
600/6 dec. (153.2 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
749/9 dec. (194.4 overs)
Match drawn
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) & Russell Tiffin (ZIM)
Player of the match: Ramnaresh Sarwan
Andrew Strauss 142 (210)
Fidel Edwards 3/151 (30 overs)
Ramnaresh Sarwan 291 (452)
Graeme Swann 5/165 (50.4 overs)
279/2 (81 overs)
Alastair Cook 139* (256)
Chris Gayle 1/46 (17 overs)

5th Test

6 March - 10 March
(scorecard)
Flag of England England
546/6 dec. (158.5 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
544 (178.4 overs)
Match drawn
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Umpires: Daryl Harper (AUS) & Russell Tiffin (ZIM)
Player of the match: Matt Prior
Paul Collingwood 161 (288)
Lionel Baker 2/77 (23 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 147* (361)
Stuart Broad 3/67 (30 overs)
237/6 dec. (38.4 overs) 114/8 (65.5 overs)
Kevin Pietersen 102 (92)
Lionel Baker 2/39 (8 overs)
Ryan Hinds 20 (94)
Graeme Swann 3/13 (21 overs)

Twenty20 Series

Twenty20 International

15 March

(scorecard)
Flag of England England
121 (19.1 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
123/4 (18 overs)
West Indies win by 6 wickets
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Umpires: Clyde Duncan (WI) & Norman Malcolm (WI)
Man of the Match: Ramnaresh Sarwan
Steven Davies 27 (21)
Sulieman Benn 3/24 (4 overs)
Ramnaresh Sarwan 59 (46)
Amjad Khan 2/34 (4 overs)


ODI series

1st ODI

20 March

(scorecard)
Flag of England England
270/7 (50 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
244/7 (46.2 overs)
England win by 1 run (D/L)
Providence Stadium, Guyana
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) & Clyde Duncan (WI)
Man of the Match: Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood 69 (77)
Kieron Pollard 2/46 (8 overs)
Lendl Simmons 62 (105)
Stuart Broad 3/41 (9.2 overs)
  • Bad light ended West Indies's innings early. West Indies's coach Dyson told his batsmen to take the light after a miscalculation.


2nd ODI

22 March

(scorecard)
Flag of West Indies West Indies
264/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
243 (48.2 overs)
West Indies win by 21 runs
Providence Stadium, Guyana
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) & Clyde Duncan (WI)
Man of the Match: Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 112* (134)
James Anderson 3/37 (9 overs)
Andrew Strauss 105 (129)
Dwayne Bravo 2/40 (9 overs)


3rd ODI

27 March

(scorecoard)
Flag of England England
117 (41.4 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
117/2 (14.4 overs)
West Indies win by 8 wickets (D/L)
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) & Steve Davis (AUS)
Man of the Match: Dwayne Bravo
Dimitri Mascarenhas 36 (76)
Dwayne Bravo 4/19 (7 overs)
Chris Gayle 80 (43)
Stuart Broad 1/31 (3.4 overs)


4th ODI

29 March

(scorecard)
Flag of West Indies West Indies
239/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
136/1 (18.3 overs)
England win by 9 wickets (D/L)
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) & Steve Davis (AUS)
Man of the Match: Andrew Strauss
Dwayne Bravo 69 (72)
Dimitri Mascarenhas 3/26 (10 overs)
Andrew Strauss 79* (61)
Kieron Pollard 1/20 (4 overs)


5th ODI

3 April

(scorecard)
Flag of England England
172/5 (29 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
146 (28 overs)
England win by 26 runs
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Umpires: Steve Davis (AUS) & Norman Malcolm (WI)
Man of the Match: Andrew Flintoff
Kevin Pietersen 48 (48)
Sulieman Benn 2/23 (6 overs)
Dwayne Bravo 33 (46)
Andrew Flintoff 5/19 (5 overs)
  • Andrew Flintoff took an ODI Hat trick:Denesh Ramdin (b), Ravi Rampaul (lbw), Sulieman Benn (b)


Tour Matches

St Kitts and Nevis Invitation XI v England XI

25 January - 27 January
(scorecard)
Flag of England England
424/8 dec. (91.5 overs)
v St Kitts and Nevis Invitation XI
251 (64.3 overs)
England XI won by 217 runs
Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Umpires: Luther Kelly (WI) & Wycliffe Mitchum (WI)
Owais Shah 125*
Akito Willett 5/118 (24 overs)
Codville Rogers 63 (82)
Monty Panesar 4/53 (17.3 overs)
265/5 dec. (58 overs) 221 (54 overs)
Andrew Strauss 103 (retired out) (116)
Trevier Smithen 1/29 (7 overs)
Codville Rogers 79 (83)
Monty Panesar 3/51 (15 overs)
  • England were originally scheduled to use 11 players however they used 13 after injuries to Flintoff and Shah. The St Kitts side used 14.

First Class:West Indies A v England XI

29 January - 31 January
(scorecard)
West Indies A  
574/8 dec. (149.5 overs)
v Flag of England England
414 (90.5 overs)
Match drawn
Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Umpires: Luther Kelly (WI) & Wycliffe Mitchum (WI)
Lendl Simmons 282 (381)
Steve Harmison 4/101 (25.5)
Andrew Strauss 97 (135)
Kevin McClean 3/56 (14.5)
16/0 (5 overs)
Adrian Barath 13* (22)

Barbados Cricket Association President's XI v England XI

22 February - 23 February
(scorecard)
Flag of England England
351/8 dec. (75 overs)
v BCA President's XI
245 (63.4 overs)
Match drawn
Windward Park, Lucas Street, Barbados
Umpires: Vincent Bullen (WI) & Anthony Farrell (WI)
Ravi Bopara 124* (125)
Kevin Stoute 4/67 (17 overs)
Sharmarh Brooks 69 (142)
Amjad Khan (cricketer) 5/79 (15 overs)
142/2 (27.2 overs)
Ian Bell 72 (91)
Roston Chase 2/21 (4.2 overs)

West Indies Players' Association XI v England XI

14 March

(scorecard)
Flag of England England
299/8 (50 overs)
v WIPA XI
248 (43.4 overs)
England XI won by 51 runs
Guaracara Park, Pointe-à-Pierre, Trinidad
Umpires: Terence Birbal (WI) & Peter Nero (WI)
Man of the Match: Samuel Badree & Dimitri Mascarenhas
Dimitri Mascarenhas 84*
Atiba Allert 3/59 (10 overs)
Samuel Badree 84*
Steve Harmison 4/59 (8.4 overs)
  • Players per side: England XI 11 ; West Indies Players Association XI 13 (11 batting, 11 fielding)



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