Related Link : West Indies in England 2007
West Indies’ only practice match ahead of the first Test at Lord’s turned out to be a flop. The three-day match at the County Ground in Taunton saw the last two days washed out. Just over 48 overs were bowled in this non first class game which gave the visiting side a bit of hit in the middle.
Runako Morton came up with an unbeaten century to impress the team management for a middle order berth. Shivnarine Chanderpaul got an unbeaten 82 but otherwise it was a bad show from the visitors. They were at one stage in the dumps at 44 for 4. But the partnership between Chanderpaul and Morton rescued them to end the day at 237 for 4.Veteran medium pacer Steffan Jones took three of the four wickets to fall.
Brief Scores : West Indies 237/4 (Gayle 24 Ganga 2 Devon Smith 5 Sarwan 10 Chanderpaul 82*in 115 balls with 9x4s Morton 103 in 118 balls with 15x4s 2x6s Bravo 6*, Jones 3/74 Turner 1/65) drew with Somerset