LIVE: England v West Indies – the action on day one of the second Test from Trent Bridge as it happens
10:59 GMT, 25 May 2012
Stay up to date with all the action on day one of the second Test between England and the West Indies with Sportsmail's unrivalled team. We'll deliver over-by-over coverage as the action unfolds at Trent Bridge while our brilliant team of writers will update with their insights from the ground. Email your thoughts to [email protected]
England v West Indies: Essentials
England: Andrew Strauss (c), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior (wkt), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson.
West Indies: Adrian Barath, Kieran Powell, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Shiv Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wkt), Darren Sammy (c), Shane Shillingford, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach.
Umpires: Aleem Dar, Asad Rauf.
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15th over: West Indies 42-2 (Powell 28, Bravo 3)
The relentless Anderson is now into his eighth over.
14th over: West Indies 42-2 (Powell 28, Bravo 3)
Bravo flicks single off Bresnan. Shot! That's three lovely cover drives from Powell so far today. Five from the over.
13th over: West Indies 37-2 (Powell 24, Bravo 2)
Anderson now into the seventh over of his opening spell. Four! He goes too straight into Powell's pads and the left-hander whips him through midwicket.
12th over: West Indies 33-2 (Powell 20, Bravo 2)
Bresnan comes in to replace Broad. He's under pressure for his place from Finn and Onions and will need a good performance in this Test to retain his place. Close! Bresnan squares Bravo up and just beats his edge. A good start. Maiden.
11th over: West Indies 33-2 (Powell 20, Bravo 2)
Close! More good fortune for the tourists as Powell very nearly chops on to his stumps and the ball runs away for four down to fine leg. Four from Anderson's sixth over.
10th over: West Indies 29-2 (Powell 16, Bravo 2)
Powell pushes Broad to cover for a single. Bravo mistimes a drive to cover to get off the mark with two runs.
9th over: West Indies 26-2 (Powell 15, Bravo 0)
Darren Bravo is the new man in for West Indies. They need a decent innings from their great young hope here. Wicket maiden from the excellent Anderson.
WICKET! Edwards b Anderson 7
Bowled him! Beauty from Anderson. He nips it back off the seam and bowls the hapless Edwards right through the gate.
8th over: West Indies 26-1 (Powell 15, Edwards 7)
Powell tucks Broad to square leg for a couple. Tight bowling from England so far – 12 of their runs conceded have come from either edges or off the batsmen's pads.
7th over: West Indies 24-1 (Powell 13, Edwards 7)
Edwards slightly mistimes a drive down the ground but they pick up two – the only scoring shot off Anderson's over.
Bowled: Anderson hails the wicket of Edwards
6th over: West Indies 22-1 (Powell 13, Edwards 5)
Shot! Another cracking cover drive from Powell off the bowling of Broad. Four from the over.
5th over: West Indies 18-1 (Powell 9, Edwards 5)
Big edge! Edwards gets a thick edge that somehow finds the gap between Swann and a diving Bresnan at second and third slips and runs away for four. Appeal! That was definitely going down but Edwards is living dangerously here. Four leg byes added to the total.
4th over: West Indies 10-1 (Powell 9, Edwards 1)
Kirk Edwards is the new man in for the tourists. He scored just one run in two innings at Lord's. He doubles his total for the series with a single down to fine leg.
WICKET! Barath c Anderson b Broad 0
Barath gets a thick edge off the top part of his bat that flies through to the slips, where Anderson – who roughed him up in the last over – takes a brilliant one-handed catch. Great start for England.
Duck: Barath heads back to the pavilion
4th over: West Indies 9-0 (Barath 0, Powell 9)
Powell pushes a single to cover.
3rd over: West Indies 8-0 (Barath 0, Powell 8)
Anderson into his second over. He clatters Barath on the thigh pad two balls in succession – the Lancastrian has had great success at Trent Bridge in recent years and he's cause the West Indian opener plenty of problems with a barrage of inswingers and short balls. Fine start from Jimmy – another maiden.
2nd over: West Indies 8-0 (Barath 0, Powell 8)
Stuart Broad will share the new ball at his home ground. He took a hat-trick last time he played here for England – against India last summer. Shot! Broad over-pitches and the left-handed Powell leans beautifully into a cover drive. Edge! But it falls short of Strauss at first slip and runs away for four down to third man.
Breakthrough: Broad celebrates the wicket of Barath
1st over: West Indies 0-0 (Barath 0, Powell 0)
Anderson to open the bowling as ever for England… Incredibly, West Indies have never lost at Trent Bridge in 22 matches since 1906. If England make it four wins a row in Nottingham then that run will be over. It's a maiden to start up with.
10.57am: Not long until we're underway at Trent Bridge and, as ever, the first hour will be vital. Early wickets in the first Test set the tone for England's victory, and they'll be hoping to do the same again. The West Indies produced a stirring fightback at Lord's though, and they'll be confident that if their top order batsmen can show just some of the resilience that Shiv Chanderpaul did, then their bowling attack – boosted by the returning Rampaul and Shillingford – will be able to win them the match.
10.42am: Here's some reading for you to get stuck into before we start at 11am…
Paul Newman reflects on Kevin Pietersen's fine and its repercussions as he previews the Test here.
Smart stop: Anderson gets down to field off his own bowling
Lawrence Booth looks at why the ball tends to swing so much at Trent Bridge here.
And former England captain Nasser Hussain shares his thoughts here.
10.35am: Andrew Strauss confirms that England are unchanged from the first Test, meaning that Steven Finn and Graham Onions miss out. Strauss also confirms he would have batted had he won the toss.
10.34am: Darren Sammy confirms that Ravi Rampaul and Shane Shillingford come in for Fidel Edwards and Shannon Gabriel.
10.33am: WEST INDIES HAVE WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BAT
10.30am: Good morning everyone and welcome to day one of the second Test between England and the West Indies from Trent Bridge. We're just awaiting the toss and the announcement of the teams…
Controversy: Pietersen (right) was fined, but Strauss (left) stood by his fellow batsman