Match : England v West Indies, 3rd of 3 test match series on West Indies tour of England 2012.
Venue/Date : Edgbaston in Birmingham.. 7,8,9,10 & 11 June 2012.
Debut : Sunil Narine and Assad Fudadin.
Toss : England, elected to bowl.
Result : Draw. and hence England won series 2-0 having 2nd test by 9 wickets and 1st test by 5 wickets.
Man of the match : Tino Best.
Man of the series : Marlon Samuels (West Indies) + Andrew Strauss (England).
Umpires : Tony Hill (New Zealand) + Kumar Dharamasena (Sri Lanka) with Aleem Dar (3rd umpire, from Pakistan).
Head to head148th England v West Indies test match it was and now, we've had 50 draws while West Indies lead 53 to 45. In England, two teams clashed for the 83rd time and home team marginally leads at 32 to 29 with 22 draws now. At the venue, Edgbaston in Birmingham, this was the 9th meeting and visitors lead 4 to 2 with 3 draws.
End of day 1 : no play
First the early lunch, then tea (not that players and officials weren't having some already), play was eventually called off without a ball bowled at 3.30pm thanks to consistent rain at Birmingham. some similar weather is predicted for tomorrow as well.
End of day 2 : no play
Number of players decided to stay back at the hotels as rain continued to splash Edgbaston ground and nearby. Umpires lost patience even quicker today and called off p lay before 2pm. Tomorrow's weather is little better, so we may at least have a toss!
End of day 3 : WI 280/8 in 98 ovs (Ramdin 60* + Rampaul 2*)
Match finally started and we had a full day's play, and a little bit more. England, understandably, elected to bowl first and despite few good innings her and there, it all came down to experienced Marlon Samuels to save visitors. Denesh Ramdin raised a fighting half century to prolong his re-discover career.
End of day 4 : Eng 221/5 in 58 ovs (Bell 76* + Finn 0*)
England played their second string fast bowling attack and lack to experienced showed as Tino Best raised a miraculous 143 runs stand with Denesh Ramdin who made his second test ton. Best's 95 is now new best score by an no.11 batsman! Thanks to seventies from Pietersen and Bell, England got something towards the end of the day
End of day 2 : no play
Heavy rain returned to Edgbaston and umpires called the match off as a draw after waiting for half the time. This now is first test in 14 that Tim Bresnan has been part of and his team hasn't won. Bresnan still not lost any test he's been played for his country