McGrath to Strauss,
what a catch, that's a fine catch by Michael Hussey as Strauss pulls McGrath, a skier, to deep midwicket...Lee and Hussey converged, both eyeing the ball and Hussey crashed into Lee, stamping his spikes on Lee's legs, but kept his eye on the ball. Very well caught indeed, but Lee's in trouble here
AJ Strauss c Hussey b McGrath 12 (25m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.14
McGrath to Cook,
GONE! Around the wicket to Cook who nibbles at this, the ball just moving away from him and it's edged straight to Warne at first slip. What a start for Australia!
AN Cook c Warne b McGrath 11 (27m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.33
Clark to Collingwood,
and there's the third wicket, Clark's worked him over and deserves that one. Angling into Collingwood before cutting away, Collingwood fails to move his feet and, wrongly trying to work it to leg, gets an audible outside edge and off he goes
PD Collingwood c †Gilchrist b Clark 5 (24m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.46
McGrath to Pietersen,
Out! A misjudgment of Gattingesque proportions from Pietersen. On a length, the ball jagged back, he had already decided to shoulder arms and the ball smacked into his back leg. It looked out before the appeal had even reached the "zat" stage and Billy Bowden agreed. Hawkeye says it was missing off stump ... certainly didn't look like it
KP Pietersen lbw b McGrath 16 (72m 44b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.36
Lee to Flintoff,
On a length and Flintoff pushes at it and an oh-so-audible outside edge to Gilchrist who takes an oh-so-regulation catch. A great ball at 146.5kph ... he had to play at it. Replays, however, show that it was a no-ball ...oops
A Flintoff c †Gilchrist b Lee 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
McGrath to Jones,
trapped on the crease to a full, inswinging delivery, Jones looks down at his feet as if he knows his fate but Billy Bowden is taking his time here....McGrath pleads for his wicket and eventually the crooked finger is raised. McGrath has four! It's all going Pete Tong for England
GO Jones lbw b McGrath 19 (90m 57b 2x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Clark to Bell,
superb from Ponting and a massive breakthrough for Australia. A superb ball from Clark, angling into Bell who drives, on the up, edging it to Ponting at second slip who drops down on his right knee, bringing his hands up close to his face to take a fine catch.
IR Bell c Ponting b Clark 50 (228m 162b 5x4 0x6) SR: 30.86
Clark to Hoggard,
drinks did the trick! Short of a length on off stump, Hoggard didn't get over it and the edge flew to the right of Giclchrist who held a decent one-handed catch about 18 inches off the ground.
MJ Hoggard c †Gilchrist b Clark 0 (12m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
McGrath to Harmison,
McGrath has a five-for. Slightly short, seamed back in to Harmison and he played an odd shot as the ball brushed the face of the bat and straight to Gilchrist. The appeal was half-hearted but Bowden's bent finger was raised and there was not much doubt there. Safe to say that Harmison not in the reckoning for the Man of the Match ...
SJ Harmison c †Gilchrist b McGrath 0 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
McGrath to Giles,
Horrible shot, but what option did he have? Giles took two steps to leg and aimed a swipe at it ... the ball came off the toe-end of the bat and went high to Hayden deep cover where took a decent catch over his shoulder. McGrath was immediately mobbed by his colleagues and he emerged, grinning, holding the ball aloft
AF Giles c Hayden b McGrath 24 (61m 39b 4x4 0x6) SR: 61.53