He chose not to and was lbw when it swung in and hit him on the pad.Of course, the pitch looked less friendly when Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh were bowling, but that was only to be expected. On the other hand there did not seem to be much wrong with it when these two were relieved by Reon King and Nixon McLean.. England strengthened their grip, finishing their innings 100 runs ahead before taking three early West Indies wickets to undermine their second innings. Gough took the wickets of Griffith, Hinds and Lara in a two-over spell to leave the tourists on 11 for 3. England strengthened their grip, finishing their innings 100 runs ahead before taking three early West Indies wickets to undermine their second innings. Gough took the wickets of Griffith, Hinds and Lara in a two-over spell to leave the tourists on 11 for 3.
West Indies 172 (R R Sarwan 59 no; C White 5-57).England, 1st Innings (Overnight 105 for five) Michael Atherton c Lara b Ambrose 6 Marcus Trescothick c Lara b Ambrose 1 Nasser Hussain lbw b Walsh 22 Graham Thorpe lbw b Walsh 46 Alec Stewart c Campbell b Walsh 5 Michael Vaughan c Jacobs b Ambrose 76 Andrew Caddick c Jacobs b Ambrose 6 Graeme Hick st Jacobs b Adams 59 Craig White c Jacobs b McLean 0 Dominic Cork not out 11 Darren Gough c Griffith b Walsh 2 Extras (4b, 13lb, 3w, 18nb) 38 TOTAL: 272 all out Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-10, 3-80, 4-93, 5-96, 6-124, 7-222, 8-224, 9-269, 10-272. Bowling: Curtly Ambrose 18-3-42-4 (5nb), Courtney Walsh 24.5-9-51-4 (6nb), Reon King 11-2-48-0 (4nb, 3w), Nixon McLean 22-5-93-1 (3nb), Jimmy Adams 6-1-21-1 Batting time: 360 minutes.
Overs: 81.5 Umpires: Doug Cowie (New Zealand) and George Sharpe (England) Television umpire: David Constant Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka).. Leicestershire 351 v Yorkshire
Leicestershire 351 v Yorkshire
18 August 2000Not much has gone according to plan here and there were more twists to the plot yesterday, not least when Leicestershire’s captain Vince Wells undermined Yorkshire by taking three wickets without cost in his first four overs.There is a school of thought locally that Wells tends to under bowl himself and maybe enters the attack too late, when the ball has lost its hardness and shine. He did nothing to dispel that when he came on after 11 overs. On this pitch Yorkshire ought not to have been overawed by Leicestershire’s total of 351; the comfort with which Neil Burns and Karl Crowe added 61 for the ninth wicket should have convinced them that all things were possible.However, there were four uncapped batsmen in their top five.
There was also an absence of footwork which played into the hands of Wells and his accurate, medium-paced outswing.He quickly had Victor Craven and Anthony McGrath picked up at slip by Ben Smith. Matthew Wood was then caught on the crease and palpably lbw to a straight one and Yorkshire were 24 for 3 on as good a batting surface as they will have encountered all season.Worse still, their acting captain Darren Lehmann was unable to bat at that stage because of an injured back. He was in some discomfort when he appeared at 123 for 5 after Gary Fellows and Simon Widdup had departed.Throughout all this Gavin Hamilton batted with aplomb, reaching 50 from 97 balls. Bad back or not, Lehmann dealt severely with anything off-line and reached his fifty from only 66 balls with nine fours, a heroic effort under the circumstances.. The celebrations that greeted Curtly Ambrose’s 400th Test wicket here yesterday would have been as joyous and heartfelt throughout the Caribbean as they were among his team-mates in the middle. The celebrations that greeted Curtly Ambrose’s 400th Test wicket here yesterday would have been as joyous and heartfelt throughout the Caribbean as they were among his team-mates in the middle.
No bowler has won more lost causes for the West Indies, no one has undermined the confidence and reputations of more batsmen.