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Live updates on the Premier League action from the Etihad Stadium Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @NickAmes82 Saturday scoreboard: all the day’s goals across Europe 6.18pm BST Ludicrous goal, very sloppy start from Villa, but end-of-season stuff from City at a silent Etihad after the first 15 or 20 minutes. Decent recovery from Villa, and a good chance that Benteke should have converted, but this is not a good game. Stay with us though! Stay with us! 6.16pm BST 45+1 min: Benteke holds the ball up well on the halfway line and almost springs the sprinting Grealish clear, but Mangala gets tight to him and blocks. 6.16pm BST 45 min: Villa are first to everything now. More supporters have gone for a beer. Or a soft drink. Or pretty much any other pursuit. 6.15pm BST 44 min: Better ball from Delph, clipped in, and eventually the ball is worked back to him. His second ball seems to give Grealish a half-chance but he’s actually offside. 6.14pm BST 43 min: City are now playing just as Villa did in the first 20 minutes or so. No pace, intensity, energy, nothing. But they’re getting away with it. Villa win another flag kick.... 6.13pm BST 42 min: Many of the crowd seem to have gone for a beer. Were I among them, I’d be doing that too. 6.12pm BST 41 min: Villa counter and Grealish plays another well-weighted ball out to Delph. The position is good but his cross is blocked before it can get anywhere dangerous. But you do wonder, at the moment, what would have happened by now if Villa had not gifted City that ridiculous early goal. 6.09pm BST 39 min: City haven’t done anything for considerably more than 15 minutes now. You can hear individual cries in the crowd. 6.08pm BST 37 min: That one is headed away, and Villa’s momentum is checked. 6.07pm BST 36 min: Benteke wriggles away from Demichelis, but is eventually fouled by the Argentinian. Free-kick 35 yards out and just to the left. Delph’s ball goes beyond everyone but is salvaged by Okore, who is then sliced down by Kolarov by the corner flag for a better-positioned free kick. 6.06pm BST 35 min: Grealish combines very nicely with Delph to tee up Bacuna, but Kolarov blocks the cross. Then, on the other flank, Richardson puts the ball in for Benteke, who beats two men to the ball but heads over again. Fair play to Villa, they’re playing well for now after that awful start. 6.03pm BST 32 min: And more encouragement for Villa, Grealish getting onto a Benteke flick, leaving Demichelis on the floor and then teeing up Cleverley in space to his right. But Cleverley slips and toe-stubs it wide. 6.02pm BST 32 min: A half-chance for Villa now, Delph crossing low from the left and it bounces – just a little too high – for Cleverley, who can’t control his shot and sends it well off target. 6.01pm BST 31 min: Villa are working their way back into this now. The stats do show that they have had equal possession but that doesn’t mean a thing and isn’t “interesting” as the commentators claim. Man City scored from Villa’s possession. 6.00pm BST 29 min: Yes, Benteke was well offside when Vlaar wound up to shoot, but the ball came off Zabaleta into his path and he was active again. Huge chance for Villa, that. 5.59pm BST 27 min: Delph’s ball into the near post is cleared by Lampard....but it’s not dealt with subsequently and what a chance for Benteke! The ball eventually falls for him, all alone, 12 yards out and with absolutely everyone bar him and Hart assuming that he’s offside, Benteke sees his attempt to place the ball into the net repelled by the ‘keeper’s legs! 5.57pm BST 26 min: Fernando then does something similar with a ball for Kolarov. Bit scrappy just now. But Villa win a corner, Demichelis on Benteke.... 5.56pm BST 25 min: Sanchez capitalises on a Silva slip but then plays an awful ball, intended I assume for Benteke, out of play. 5.55pm BST 24 min: Villa are just lacking any of the intensity of recent weeks. And they’re still a team that needs to be “on it” to have any chance in games like this. 5.53pm BST 22 min: And now some generosity from Bacuna, whose shocking backpass is telegraphed to Aguero. Villa, namely Vlaar, just about get back to clear the danger. 5.52pm BST 21 min: The second corner, by Grealish, is decent and headed over by Benteke. Replays galore of Guzan’s blunder, by the way. He was trying to spread the ball right, I think to Bacuna, and ended up kicking it against his standing foot. It squirted over to Aguero. Ouch. 5.51pm BST 20 min: Benteke wins Villa a controversial corner, nicking a ball away from Hart and off the ‘keeper. Hart didn’t have the ball under control, though. Mangala heads behind for another. 5.49pm BST 18 min: Better from Villa, with Bacuna getting forward down the right again and crossing to Benteke, who nods the ball back well at the far post but is offside. In histrionics news, Tim Sherwood is doing...not much on the touchline. 5.48pm BST 17 min: Free-kick to City on the left. Kolarov wraps his boot around it and Guzan is absolutely nowhere, totally missing the ball and Fernando, angles wrong, heads wide of the empty net. Guzan needs to compose himself here. 5.46pm BST 15 min: Okore clears uncertainly and almost very conveniently for Aguero, who then slips. Then Guzan, predictably the focus of the crowd’s attention when receiving the ball, makes a clean clearance! And after that, Grealish tries to feed the ball into an invisible Delph. It finds Joe Hart. 5.44pm BST 13 min : City look up for this – I’m sure Pellegrini won’t want them to ease off now, as there are some points to prove. 5.42pm BST 11 min: Bacuna does superbly up against Kolarov down the left, first bringing the ball down in a tight area and then outmuscling him. He gets a cross in and Benteke looks to lay back to Delph, but it’s cleared and at the other end Sanchez has to concede a corner from the sprinting Aguero. It comes to nothing at first, but eventually Aguero gets in a 20-yarder that Guzan saves low to his right. 5.40pm BST 9 min: Silva tries to pick the lock and appeals for a handball, but no dice. Then we see the first of Grealish and indeed Villa, in a move that sees Richardson make some inroads down the left before Navas gets back to clear. 5.39pm BST 8 min: City have had a few early gifts like that this season – I remember the game with Newcastle, for instance, when they were handed a penalty before the match had really started. Same again here, but worse from Villa’s perspective. Villa are yet to do anything. That was one of the big blunders, there, from Guzan. 5.37pm BST 6 min: Villa had started the game quite casually, knocking it about at the back willy nilly, and you wonder if the atmosphere had just lulled them a little. Now they give Silva all sorts of space following a corner but Delph blocks, then Yaya Toure shoots wide from 25 yards. 5.36pm BST My goodness. That is awful. And it was presaged in my first update. Vlaar knocks the ball back to Guzan, a bit inconveniently, and the goalkeeper looks to wrap his left foot around the ball and send it right. Right it does go, but skewed horribly right across the six-yard box...where Aguero is alert to tap in. Dear me! 5.33pm BST 2 min: Navas gets in the way of an early Vlaar clearance and it spins back to Guzan. It sounds quiet at the Etihad and there are some empty seats. So lets imagine it’s a Champions League night. 5.31pm BST Villa do the honours. 5.30pm BST A minute’s silence now, as earlier, for the victims of the Bradford fire. 5.28pm BST Randal Smathers has had an exciting day: “Well since you asked, Team Orange pounded Team Red in U8 4-on-4 play. Or maybe lost ... or drew. But everybody ran around for 90 minutes. We’re expecting better from this one, right?” 5.26pm BST The teams are out at the Etihad! As has just been pointed out on The Telly, this pits the highest-scoring team in the Premier League against the lowest scorers in the country. 4-3 Villa, then. 5.19pm BST Do send your emails, tweets, and the rest to the addresses above. How’s your day been? 5.18pm BST Incidentally, it’s good to see David Silva in the City side after such a big injury scare in the West Ham game last week. Looked very worrying at the time. As you saw from the Villa lineups, Gabriel Agbonlahor is still absent for the visitors. 5.15pm BST . @AVFCOfficial boss Tim Sherwood reacts to today's 3pm kick-offs as the results come in. #cityvvilla pic.twitter.com/LP1n4SjtXw 5.09pm BST It’ll be interesting to see Jack Grealish, headline-maker on and off the pitch in the last seven days, in action today. This is just his third Premier League start – two big performances in as many big games would certainly suggest this lad has it in his locker to be something special. 5.04pm BST Here, by the way, is what happened last time these two met. Although things have changed a bit since then... 5.02pm BST Some of those results – namely wins for Hull and Leicester – have Consequences. Broadly, they leave Villa just two points above the drop zone now. They really could do with something here... 4.57pm BST Full-times elsewhere now, of course. Check them out on Niall McVeigh’s Clockwatch . It’s been a pretty dramatic day...including a new addition to the Premier League. 4.46pm BST The referee is Mr Mike Dean. 4.45pm BST #AVFC (v @MCFC ): Guzan, Bacuna, Okore, Vlaar, Richardson, Sanchez, Westwood, Cleverley, Delph, Grealish, Benteke. #AVFCLIVE #AVFC subs (v @MCFC ): Given, Weimann, Cole, Senderos, Cissokho, N'Zogbia, Lowton. #AVFCLIVE 4.45pm BST TEAM NEWS @MCFC : Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Lampard, Navas, Yaya Toure, Silva, Aguero #cityvvilla SUBS NEWS @MCFC : Caballero, Sagna, Boyata, Fernandinho, Nasri, Dzeko, Bony #cityvvilla 4.45pm BST Very light outside these days isn’t it? Makes you see everything from a different perspective. Including, perhaps, Tim Sherwood. Suave he ain’t, Wordsworth he certainly isn’t, genius he might not be, but there’s been enough so far in his brief Aston Villa reign to suggest that – horror! – he could actually be quite a good football manager. If you’ve been watching the games rather than the dugouts you’ll note that Villa have won five of their last eight and have a trip to Wembley in their sights after that impressive showing last weekend against Liverpool. A lot of their success – they’re only four points clear of the relegation zone but in context it’s success – has come as a result of a higher-tempo style, getting the ball forwards and wide more quickly than the slightly more methodical approach favoured by Paul Lambert. Blood and thunder just like their manager, etcetera and so forth, but not quite true – they’ve been playing positively and attractively, which is no bad thing. Continue reading...
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Over-by-over updates on the final day’s play at St George’s, Grenada Email email@example.com or tweet @DanLucas86 Mike Selvey’s day four report: Brathwaite’s century frustrates England Get the very latest from the IPL Cricket, music and comedy! Get tickets for The Cricket Pitch here 5.57pm BST 108th over: West Indies 296-8 (Bishoo 6, Ramdin 26) Nope, Ali once again. Jimmy did have a long spell earlier, but he had a decent break before lunch. Also both Sky and Cricinfo appear to have deducted a run from Ramdin somewhere, presumably reallocating it to extras. I’ll do the same. Bishoo has a swish at a short, leg-side delivery and it goes away for a couple of byes. @DanLucas86 You got it right first time with The Tourist. A sublime ending to a perfect album. I also like being told: "Hey man, slow down." 5.55pm BST 107th over: West Indies 294-8 (Bishoo 6, Ramdin 26) Surprising no one, Broad begins with a bouncer to Bishoo. The guy’s not a complete mug, Stuart, he helped his side put on 52 for the 10th wicket earlier in this match. Two chances in one ball as Bishoo fends off a bumper just that brushes the fingertips the man at short-leg. They set off for a risky single and Anderson looks to throw down the stumps at the non-striker’s end, but with Bishoo stranded short he misses and it goes away for four overthrows. Stokes makes a good diving stop at backward point off the final ball to prevent Ramdin getting the single. Surely Anderson will come on now to have a go at Bishoo? 5.49pm BST 106th over: West Indies 289-8 (Bishoo 1, Ramdin 27) Surprisingly, there’s no return just yet for Anderson. Ali to carry on the spell he began before lunch – does that count as the same spell? – and he gets one to drift nicely past Bishoo’s outside edge. The number 10 cuts the final ball for a single to retain the strike. “Hi Dan.” Hi, Chris Bourne. “Here’s the thing. England get the West Indies out in half a session, and have a session and a half to make 170 runs or so. Do you open with Cook and Trott and watch them grind out an immaculate draw?” 5.45pm BST 105th over: West Indies 288-8 (Bishoo 0, Ramdin 27) We are back and Stuart Broad has the ball in his hands. He’s bowling in the mid-70s here (as in his speed; he hasn’t invented time travel), but is still finding a little bit of movement off the pitch. Ramdin cuts inelegantly for two to take the lead to 123. “There can be no debate,” asserts Robert Wilson. “It’s not the whole band but guitarist/songwriter Ed O’Brien plus ‘My cat’s a wanker’ has got to be a contender. There’s no limit to the truth and beauty of a title like that.” 5.19pm BST Just a quick reminder, that you can get your tickets to The Cricket Pitch, with Emma John, Andy Zaltzman, Alex Horne and The Horne Section by clicking right here . When I was a student in Lancaster, Alex Horne was playing a show in the city. There were posters everywhere, each and every one of which was defaced, in an obvious manner, by my friend Alex Horner. 5.06pm BST Also, no love for this one? 5.04pm BST Well that was pretty much perfect for England, wasn’t it? James Anderson can do no wrong and the West Indies aren’t giving the impression that they’re a team who can hold on for long after lunch. Of course having said that, I’ve now ensured that they’ll hold out for a session and that I’m going to be OBOing until long into the night. With that in mind, I’m off to get a bit to eat. Back in 35mins or so. 5.02pm BST 104th over: West Indies 286-8 (Bishoo 0, Ramdin 25) Ali with the final over before lunch. Ramdin hammers a drive to cover, but declines to run, then bottom edges into Buttler’s glove, but it’s far too hard for the keeper to have any chance. The fifth ball is a leg-bye, which means that Bishoo will have to survive one ball. He does that. 4.59pm BST 103rd over: West Indies 285-8 (Bishoo 0, Ramdin 24) Four minutes until lunch, so probably one more over after this. Ali found a decent amount of turn in the last over, so Cook turns to his other spinner, Root. Ramdin uses his feet well and drills through cover for two. He’s round the wicket here, so LBW isn’t really an option for England. Strange, I guess, against a batsman who tends to look to play into the on-side. 4.55pm BST 102nd over: West Indies 282-8 (Bishoo 0, Ramdin 21) Might it be worth letting Jimmy have a quick crack at Roach before lunch? Instead it’s Ali again and, after five dots, the pressure gets to Roach and he holes out. This match is England’s to balls up now. 4.54pm BST Roach looks to go for the big, T20-style slog over mid-on, doesn’t get hold of it and Anderson jogs to his right and holds on to a simple catch. Of course it’s Anderson. 4.51pm BST 101st over: West Indies 282-7 (Roach 10, Ramdin 21) There’s very little for the batsmen to worry about when Jordan is bowling. Ramdin guides a gentle cut down to the boundary at backward point; Stokes comes around to try and cut it off, but signals to the umpire that he failed to do so and it’s four. Similar thing three balls later but Stokes gets to this one. Just the two this time. 4.46pm BST 100th over: West Indies 276-7 (Roach 10, Ramdin 15) Time for spin. Moeen Ali comes on and his first ball is overpitched; Ramdin looks to smash it straight back whence it came, but thumps it into his batting partner at the non-striker’s end. James Sparling, in Chicago, has a left-field suggestion for the Radiohead thread: “Atonement by the Roots, simply wonderful use of You and Whose Army.” 4.43pm BST 99th over: West Indies 276-7 (Roach 10, Ramdin 15) Ramdin looks like an LBW candidate to me as he steps across and plays across the line, knocking it into the off-side for one. Roach then glances the ball wide of the man at short-leg – that looks like a fairly obvious trap. Last ball of the over and Roach does the exact same thing and goes past his career average. 4.38pm BST 98th over: West Indies 272-7 (Roach 8, Ramdin 13) Broad drops short and wide to Roach and there’s not enough pace on it. The batsman cuts it away, deliberately up in the air and over point for four. He follows this up with a neat straight drive, but not that well timed and they only get two. I was actually pretty harsh on Roach’s technique earlier, there are far, far worse about. 4.33pm BST 97th over: West Indies 266-7 (Roach 2, Ramdin 13) Ramdin gets another life, hurried up by a quicker one from Jordan and chopping it down just past his off-stump. Nothing else even remotely interesting happens in the rest of the over. Elsewhere, all is right with the universe again, as Newcastle are losing at home. I don’t know why I’m telling you this, I’m not even a Newcastle fan. 4.30pm BST 96th over: West Indies 266-7 (Roach 2, Ramdin 13) Anderson gets a rest and Broad returns. Roach aims to smear a half-volley through the covers but connects with nothing but air. The next ball is a lovely one that again goes past the outside edge as Roach plays down the wrong line. A slightly fortuitous two runs follow, off the inside edge. They take the lead up into three figures, too. 4.24pm BST 95th over: West Indies 264-7 (Roach 0, Ramdin 13) “This is where they put on 130 for the eighth wicket,” says my optimistic colleague Simon Burnton. I’m not convinced as the new man, Kemar Roach, has a Test average of 9.21 and a batting technique to bely it. Ramdin pulls a short ball square for a well-struck four and in doing so moves into double figures. It really was a great throw by Anderson, by the way. They didn’t even check the run-out with the third umpire, so far short was he. 4.21pm BST Oh this is magnificent. Holder drives uppishly just inches past the man diving at extra-cover. Relieved to see the ball whistle safely away from the catcher, he sets off for a single, only for the backing up Anderson to superbly throw down the stumps with a direct hit. What a game this man is having! 4.18pm BST 94th over: West Indies 260-6 (Holder 2, Ramdin 9) This isn’t comfortable for the Windies, even with the ball not deviating that much. Ramdin screws a drive off Anderson to point and will have had a momentary heart-in-mouth moment as it went in the air towards point. 4.14pm BST 93rd over: West Indies 257-6 (Holder 0, Ramdin 8) Ramdin rocks on to the back foot and pushes neatly out to point for a couple. He knocks a single to mid-off, before Blackwood throws his wicket away. You can’t keep Anderson out of this match. Another Antigua centurion, this time Jason Holder, comes out. If you could reel off another one, Jason, your team would greatly appreciate it. The lead is just 97. 4.11pm BST This is poor. It’s a good length ball and the Antigua centurion slaps an ugly drive straight to mid-off, where Jimmy jumps and catches it above his head. 4.08pm BST 92nd over: West Indies 254-5 (Blackwood 10, Ramdin 5) It’s nearly a Michelle for Anderson as he gets one just back of a length to rise sharply at Ramdin. The West Indies captain misreads it and plays forward, the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and loops agonisingly up and over Joe Root at wide third slip. They run through for one, to celebrate the reprieve. And to add a run to their total, which is kinda the point of the game. Blackwood fends into the off-side and it doesn’t quite carry to Broad at point. The final ball is driven straight back down the ground and, eventually makes its way across the boundary rope. “Potentially slight left-field, but I’m a massive fan of You and Whose Army. I saw them twice during their In Rainbows tour with the fragment split screen, and they used Thom’s ethereal lazy eye to magnificent effect.” 4.02pm BST 91st over: West Indies 249-5 (Blackwood 6, Ramdin 4) We have a change of bowling and Chris Jordan comes into the attack. Nothing to note really from the over, other than that it’s low-to-mid-80s in terms of speed, there’s no movement and it’s not particularly threatening. But you knew that, didn’t you? Maiden. Incidentally Newcastle United are no longer winning. Speaking of the football scores, here’s John Starbuck: “Dan, Presumably the Grenadans do the pools, too, or whatever applies locally. There’s nothing odd about that. Even Napoleon went in for it and was known to swear, especially when West Brom won away. Ah, perfidious Albion! (Note: this joke comes form a mid-nineteen sixties ISIRTA).” 3.56pm BST 90th over: West Indies 249-5 (Blackwood 6, Ramdin 4) Another one, perchance, Jimmy? His fourth ball is the worst of his spell so far, drifting a long way down leg and helped along its way to the boundary by a flick of Blackwood’s bat. Drinks, sponsored by absolutely no one. 3.53pm BST 89th over: West Indies 244-5 (Blackwood 1, Ramdin 4) Does anyone out there have any thoughts on the Samuels salute? If you do, please don’t send them to me – I couldn’t give the tiniest solitary one about it and don’t really see why anyone would. Anyhow, there’s a mix-up mid-pitch and Ramdin is in trouble... or he would be if the throw from long-off wasn’t miles away from the keeper. Ramdin knocks a couple more out to square-leg. On another note, our very own Emma John is putting on The Cricket Pitch on Monday night. Emma’s lovely, but in case that’s not enough to sell it to you then it’s also got Alex Horne and the Horne Section, Andy Zaltzman, Dean Headley and more. Tickets are available here. 3.47pm BST 88th over: West Indies 239-5 (Blackwood 0, Ramdin 0) Keeper and slips think about going up for an appeal before remembering that the ball must hit some part of the bat to be given out and it didn’t come anywhere near doing that. It does four balls later though! Stokes gives Samuels a look and no more as the batsman departs, leaving his team in a bit of a hole at, effectively 74-5 with two new batsmen at the crease. Another wicket maiden for Anderson, who has been magnificent this morning. @DanLucas86 definitely wasting the new ball 3.45pm BST Another absolute peach from Jimmy – an outswinger, good length and on off. Samuels, looking to withdraw his bat, can’t do so in time and it just flicks the edge on its way through. 3.41pm BST 87th over: West Indies 239-4 (Blackwood 0, Samuels 37) StuBo, with his nickname that doesn’t make any sense, is continuing with the short stuff to Samuels and there is a bit of variable bounce; some of the fuller ones are barely carrying through to Buttler. Samuels looks to flick one through mid-wicket and Anderson dives to his right to make a good stop, that may have just saved three runs. @DanLucas86 Not sure it's their best, but always felt Pyramid Song is a little underrated. 3.37pm BST 86th over: West Indies 238-4 (Blackwood 0, Samuels 36) I’m not sure why, but it feels rather quaint as the ground PA reads out today’s Premier League scores – holy crap Newcastle are winning! Jimmy finds a bit of swing through the air to remove the out-of-nick Chanderpaul, although it owed a lot to Cook who did brilliantly at slip. 2-3 in this spell for Anderson. 3.34pm BST Ooh this is good work from the captain. Chanderpaul pushes at one angled across him and nicks to Bell. It should be a comfortable catch for the Sledgehammer, but he parries to Cook. Alastair reacts sharply to a chance he reasonably didn’t expect to come his way, and takes it one-handed at the second attempt. 3.31pm BST 85th over: West Indies 238-3 (Chanderpaul 7, Samuels 36) A pretty rank, very wide long-hop from Broad and on this pitch I reckon I’d have had a chance of putting that one away. As such, Samuels has no trouble in doing so, over point and away for four. Three balls later he’s too straight and Samuels works it off the pad round to to fine leg for one. It’s clouding over a bit now, so Alastair Cook will presumably be jumping for joy. You know, inside. After a single to Chanderpaul, Broad overpitches and Samuels unfurls the cover drive, but doesn’t quite time it and he only gets two. 3.26pm BST 84th over: West Indies 230-3 (Chanderpaul 6, Samuels 29) On Sky, Nass points out that Brathwaite’s tendency to get front on to the ball makes it difficult to duck and sway, hence his difficulties with the new ball. He really is one of the best commentators about, is Nasser. Maiden from Anderson, all quiet on the West Indian front. @DanLucas86 Hopefully this Morning Bell can chip in with some close catches. 3.21pm BST 83rd over: West Indies 230-3 (Chanderpaul 6, Samuels 29) Broad looks to surprise Chanderpaul with a bouncer. Chanderpaul finds it about as surprising as the twist at the end of Shutter Island and pulls it effortlessly for four behind square on the leg-side, then pushes a fuller one back down the ground for a single. A lovely fourth ball of the over nips back quite a way, again off the pitch, and passes about eight inches wide of off-stump as Samuels leaves. Right, let’s do this. @aubreywriting @DanLucas86 top punnery. I feel cook may Sulk if England aren't Lucky enough to win this test. Exit Music or High & Dry? @DanLucas86 You'd have to be quite an Optimist to see a positive result for England here. Knives Out for Peter Moores, more likely. @tomhebunn @DanLucas86 Little by Little I'm sure they'll turn their Feral form around & will Give Up the Ghost of their recent poor form @aubreywriting @DanLucas86 Just a few wickets would help England Creep towards a win. Could be Optimistic 3.16pm BST 82nd over: West Indies 225-3 (Chanderpaul 1, Samuels 29) About wasting that new ball... Anderson strikes with his first delivery with it, bringing Chanderpaul to the crease. Is Shiv a bit low at five? Or are waning powers being hidden down there? Anderson beats him with another lovely delivery that nips away and Atherton wonders if England might want another slip in place. Chanderpaul tucks a straight ball off his hips to fine-leg for one. “On TMS, Tony Cozier (who should know) is pronouncing yer man’s name ‘Brathid’,” reports Colum Farrelly. Cheers, although I can get away with it as I only have to write it. And in fact don’t need to that much any more. 3.12pm BST There’s the breakthrough! It’s an absolutely fantastic bouncer from Anderson, short and rising sharply towards the batsman’s head. Brathwaite gets in all sorts of trouble looking to fend it off and the ball loops up off the bat to give slip the easiest of catches. 3.10pm BST 81st over: West Indies 224-2 (Brathwaite 116, Samuels 29) The new ball is being taken straight away and, as you might expect if you’ve watched cricket lately, Stuart Broad has it. We’ve got an appeal from the very first ball as it nips back in a touch off the pitch and clips the front pad on its way to thumping into the back one. Missing leg comfortably, I’d say, and Brathwaite celebrates by thrashing a wild drive at a wide half-volley and getting a thick edge over Root at slip and away for four to third man. A sharp rising one has the centurion in a bit of bother as he bottom edges unconvincingly down into the ground, then he turns another lifter just wide of the man at short-leg. Having spent the last few weeks covering the IPL, it’s nice to see a short-leg. A lovely ball to beat Samuels’ outside edge to finish. @DanLucas86 so how will England waste the new ball? I'm going for short slow wide filth, like the last 6 new balls 3.04pm BST 80th over: West Indies 219-2 (Brathwaite 111, Samuels 29) This is a bit of a surprise: Cook throws the ball to Anderson an over before the new ball is due. Broad is loosening up too. Samuels punches to point off the back foot to move to 29. Not sure there’s really much point in using this over up for Jimmy to warm up. Brathwaite nudges slightly awkwardly to fine-leg for another single. You guys are on fire with the tweets today: @DanLucas86 there will be No Surprises if England lose again. They might Just do it, if they're Lucky. But I Might be Wrong. @DanLucas86 @tomhebunn surely Karma Police given the less than complimentary comments around the Windies prior to this test. 2.59pm BST 79th over: West Indies 217-2 (Brathwaite 110, Samuels 28) David Gower opens up a discussion on the correct pronunciation of Brathwaite’s name as the man in question knocks a length ball to mid-on for one. Brath-itt, Brath-witt and Brath-weight are my rough approximations of the options, with the latter settled on by Athers. Samuels nudges for a sharp single to short cover, then Stokes whirls and needlessly hurls at the stumps, wide of them and the ball whistles away for four overthrows. “How Do You, obviously,” writes John Lowe. He’d better be joking. 2.55pm BST 78th over: West Indies 211-2 (Brathwaite 109, Samuels 23) Root again, as several people point out that, in asking for a favourite Radiohead song, I’ve essentially set an impossible task. Root is bowling from very wide round the wicket to Samuels, and just gives him a bit of a hurry-up with his second one. Samuels chips another into the air on the leg-side, but well wide of the short-leg and leg-slip. 2.53pm BST 77th over: West Indies 211-2 (Brathwaite 109, Samuels 23) Chris Jordan is going to have a bowl from the other end. I’m a little surprised England aren’t going with spin and giving Jordan a rest for when he has to replace the ineffective Broad eight overs into the new ball. He strays on to Samuels’ pads and gets turned away for a single to long leg. From the final ball of the over something similar, only this time there’s enough pace on it that Ali can’t get round from fine leg in time to prevent the boundary. Radiohead and puns? I like you, Tom H Bunn. @DanLucas86 always a fan of "there, there" on the Radiohead front @DanLucas86 trying to think of a Radiohead song that best fits this test...it's more go to sleep than everything in its right place so far 2.48pm BST 76th over: West Indies 206-2 (Brathwaite 105, Samuels 22) Joe Root it is, with the first of the 98 overs to be bowled today. His first ball is a touch short and Brathwaite pulls easily around the corner for four to fine-leg. The new ball is due in five overs and England are surrounding the batsman – “catch it Gaz!” is the cry as Brathwaite defends one back down the ground. Surely it’s too soon to be that desperate? 2.45pm BST We’re about ready to go. The players are out and there’s a wee bit of cloud about. Looks like England will begin with Root though. 2.41pm BST I feel this is going to be a good riff. Albeit perhaps a depressing playlist. @DanLucas86 clearly Pop is Dead. You part timers... @DanLucas86 Karma Police is clearly the best Radiohead song ever. Glasto 1997 says so. 2.39pm BST Afternoon, Gary Na- @DanLucas86 In 2013, I saw a operatic tenor playing the part of Cinderella's Teddy Bear deliver an electrifying "Creep". Settles it I feel. 2.36pm BST The pitch, it seems, is as flat as Win Butler live. 2.31pm BST England’s batsmen have just had a net, now Nasser Hussain tries to accost Alastair Cook for a word. “Tan’s coming along well, Nass” says Cook as he continues to walk briskly past the poor Sky man. Speaking of Cook, can the person behind the Cool Ed Miliband Twitter account do one for him? I’d like to see if anyone can tell the difference. 2.03pm BST Afternoon folks. Or morning, if you’re one of those lucky folk in the Caribbean. My editors might disagree, but the latter lot of you probably shouldn’t be wasting your time reading this. For the rest of you, what better way to pass the time in dreary old England than day five of a Test that could, theoretically, still go any one of three ways. Continue reading...
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Benik Afobe grabbed the only goal of a scrappy Championship game at the DW Stadium to keep Wolves in the play-off hunt and all but confirm Wigan’s relegation. The Latics live to fight another day after their 1-0 defeat, on account of their relegation rivals Rotherham and Millwall only drawing. Continue reading...
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Neymar scored the opener to continue his rich vein of form as Barcelona won a one-sided La Liga derby against Espanyol 2-0 despite the dismissal of Jordi Alba early in the second half. Neymar followed up his two goals against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday by slotting home after Luis Suárez dummied an Alba cross inside the area to open the scoring after 17 minutes. Continue reading...
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• Mumbai Indians 157-8; Sunrisers Hyderabad 137-8 • Mumbai win by 20 runs after Malinga takes three wickets in four balls They needed a victory, and they got one. But it was a near thing for Mumbai Indians, who flirted with a sixth defeat in seven IPL outings before the bowling of Lasith Malinga carried them over the line against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The signs looked auspicious for Mumbai when Lendl Simmons racked up a solid half century inside 12 overs. But the West Indian batsman’s woeful dismissal – an air shot as he went for a third successive boundary – was the cue for a reversal of fortune that left the IPL strugglers facing Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner, Sunrisers’ formidable opening pairing, with only a 157-run haul for protection. Continue reading...
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• Tranmere beaten 3-2 at play-off chasing Plymouth Argyle • Shrewsbury win 1-0 at Cheltenham to earn promotion to League One Tranmere Rovers and Cheltenham Town have been relegated to the Conference from League Two, after defeats at Plymouth and at home to Shrewsbury Town, respectively. Tranmere, who have been in the Football League since 1921, lost 3-2 at Plymouth Argyle, who are in the final play-off spot. Continue reading...
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Leicester and Hull earned vital away wins to leave Sunderland in the bottom three, Newcastle suffered a seventh straight league defeat against Swansea and Watford sealed promotion to the Premier League on a dramatic afternoon Continue reading...
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