England tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014
The Ashes - 5th Test
Australia won by 281 runs
3,4,5 January 2014 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CJL Rogers b Stokes 11 73 39 1 0 28.20
15.4 86.9 mph, just back of a length and pulled and Rogers drags it into leg stump. The delivery not short enough for the stroke and it's taken a bottom-edge via the front pad into the base of leg stump. Not the best stroke, trying to force it away but it was a misjudgement from Rogers and his hardwork hitherto has been wasted 51/2
View dismissal DA Warner b Broad 16 26 20 3 0 80.00
5.5 84.5 mph, got 'im! Broad gets rewarded for a full length. Holds its line on Warner whose footworks lets him down this time, and Broad zips it past the outside edge to take off stump. Lovely delivery 22/1
View dismissal SR Watson lbw b Anderson 43 93 59 7 0 72.88
25.4 85.2 mph, fuller delivery and this nips back to strike the pad right in front of off stump absolutely plumb lbw and England strike right on the stroke of lunch. That's their first leg before dismissal of the entire series! Stone dead that, nipped back to take the big front pad and it would have crashed into middle and leg 94/4
View dismissal MJ Clarke* c Bell b Stokes 10 32 29 1 0 34.48
22.3 84.9 mph, edged and taken at second slip! Stokes gets it spot on and England have a third wicket and the big one of Michael Clarke. He was playing from the crease around off stump, followed a good length ball slightly and got a thick edge to Ian Bell who held a regulation chance slightly to his right 78/3
View dismissal SPD Smith c sub (JE Root) b Stokes 115 249 154 17 1 74.67
75.6 84.8 mph, length on the stumps, Smith clears the front leg and tries to swing down the ground but picks out mid-on and Stokes has very quickly wrapped this innings up, six wickets for him. Smith simply didn't time the stroke at all and it was a simple catch at head height for the sub Joe Root 326/10
View dismissal GJ Bailey c Cook b Broad 1 11 8 0 0 12.50
28.1 83.9 mph, caught at the second attempt! Oh boy, it looked like Cook had spilled it. Bailey's problems continue. Fiddling outside off stump at a length ball, it was a lovely catching height for Cook but it spilled out however the England captain managed to snatch it inches off the turf 97/5
View dismissal BJ Haddin c Cook b Stokes 75 124 90 13 0 83.33
55.3 87.7 mph, he's gone! My goodness he's out. Pitched up outside off, Haddin pushes at it without moving his feet and the healthy edge carries at waist-height to Cook at first slip 225/6
View dismissal MG Johnson c sub (JE Root) b Borthwick 12 54 32 0 0 37.50
67.3 50.2 mph, first Test wicket for Borthwick! Johnson goes for a slog-sweep from outside off, travels miles in the air down the ground and long-on steadies himself under the chance. Joe Root on as sub 269/7
View dismissal RJ Harris c Anderson b Stokes 22 35 27 2 1 81.48
75.1 81.7 mph, length delivery on off stump and Harris tries to play on the up again but slaps it straight to Anderson at short extra cover. Smart catch from Anderson and he ends Harris's punishing little cameo where he timed the ball quite nicely, timed this punch quite well too but picked out the man on the drive 325/8
View dismissal PM Siddle c †Bairstow b Stokes 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
75.2 82.5 mph, good length just outside off, Siddle pokes at it and gets a thin edge behind and Stokes has a five-wicket haul. A decent delivery in the channel just outside off, it might have straightened a little too and took a little outside edge that carried low to Bairstow 325/9
NM Lyon not out 1 3 3 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 10, lb 2, w 2, nb 6) 20
  Total (all out; 76 overs; 356 mins) 326 (4.28 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JM Anderson 21 3 67 1 3.19 99 9 1
25.4 to Watson, 85.2 mph, fuller delivery and this nips back to strike the pad right in front of off stump absolutely plumb lbw and England strike right on the stroke of lunch. That's their first leg before dismissal of the entire series! Stone dead that, nipped back to take the big front pad and it would have crashed into middle and leg 94/4
View wickets SCJ Broad 19.5 5 65 2 3.27 92 10 0 (2w)
5.5 to Warner, 84.5 mph, got 'im! Broad gets rewarded for a full length. Holds its line on Warner whose footworks lets him down this time, and Broad zips it past the outside edge to take off stump. Lovely delivery 22/1
28.1 to Bailey, 83.9 mph, caught at the second attempt! Oh boy, it looked like Cook had spilled it. Bailey's problems continue. Fiddling outside off stump at a length ball, it was a lovely catching height for Cook but it spilled out however the England captain managed to snatch it inches off the turf 97/5
View wickets BA Stokes 19.5 1 99 6 4.99 82 15 0 (5nb)
15.4 to Rogers, 86.9 mph, just back of a length and pulled and Rogers drags it into leg stump. The delivery not short enough for the stroke and it's taken a bottom-edge via the front pad into the base of leg stump. Not the best stroke, trying to force it away but it was a misjudgement from Rogers and his hardwork hitherto has been wasted 51/2
22.3 to Clarke, 84.9 mph, edged and taken at second slip! Stokes gets it spot on and England have a third wicket and the big one of Michael Clarke. He was playing from the crease around off stump, followed a good length ball slightly and got a thick edge to Ian Bell who held a regulation chance slightly to his right 78/3
55.3 to Haddin, 87.7 mph, he's gone! My goodness he's out. Pitched up outside off, Haddin pushes at it without moving his feet and the healthy edge carries at waist-height to Cook at first slip 225/6
75.1 to Harris, 81.7 mph, length delivery on off stump and Harris tries to play on the up again but slaps it straight to Anderson at short extra cover. Smart catch from Anderson and he ends Harris's punishing little cameo where he timed the ball quite nicely, timed this punch quite well too but picked out the man on the drive 325/8
75.2 to Siddle, 82.5 mph, good length just outside off, Siddle pokes at it and gets a thin edge behind and Stokes has a five-wicket haul. A decent delivery in the channel just outside off, it might have straightened a little too and took a little outside edge that carried low to Bairstow 325/9
75.6 to Smith, 84.8 mph, length on the stumps, Smith clears the front leg and tries to swing down the ground but picks out mid-on and Stokes has very quickly wrapped this innings up, six wickets for him. Smith simply didn't time the stroke at all and it was a simple catch at head height for the sub Joe Root 326/10
  WB Rankin 8.2 0 34 0 4.08 34 4 0 (1nb)
View wicket SG Borthwick 7 0 49 1 7.00 21 6 1
67.3 to Johnson, 50.2 mph, first Test wicket for Borthwick! Johnson goes for a slog-sweep from outside off, travels miles in the air down the ground and long-on steadies himself under the chance. Joe Root on as sub 269/7
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* lbw b Harris 7 28 19 1 0 36.84
6.2 81.6 mph, would you believe it! Cook has just padded up to one which would have taken off stump. Don't think the ball really did that much, it was just straight and held its line. Yet Cook just thrust his pad forward and a few seconds later Aleem Dar's finger went up 8/2
View dismissal MA Carberry c Lyon b Johnson 0 14 9 0 0 0.00
3.3 91.2 mph, back of a length sliding down the leg side, Carberry flicks at it and Lyon dives to take the catch at leg slip with a fine take down low to his right. Worked off the hip by Carberry, usually a safe stroke, but not with a leg slip in place, superb catch from Lyon 6/1
View dismissal JM Anderson c Clarke b Johnson 7 31 24 1 0 29.16
9.4 89.7 mph, and that's that for Anderson. After the short stuff it's a regulation length ball that finds the edge as he prods forward, a think edge flying to Clarke who dives across in front of Watson just to make sure 14/3
View dismissal IR Bell c †Haddin b Siddle 2 56 32 0 0 6.25
17.4 84.6 mph, the demise continues! On a length outside off, perhaps just nips away a touch - well, didn't do much - Bell feeling for it without any footwork and a thin edge is snaffled by Haddin 23/5
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Watson b Harris 3 12 9 0 0 33.33
12.2 90.1 mph, and another! Watson catches this one, but only with another juggle. Pietersen driving at a length delivery, his feet didn't really move, the bottom hand comes off the bat and it goes at chest height to first slip 17/4
View dismissal GS Ballance c †Haddin b Lyon 18 93 51 2 0 35.29
31.5 55.8 mph, done it! Terrific delivery from Lyon, spin and bounce around off stump, Ballance lunging forward and it's a thin edge to give Haddin another catch. Classical off-spin bowling. 62/6
View dismissal BA Stokes b Siddle 47 141 101 4 0 46.53
48.6 81.0 mph, leaves a straight one alone and is clean bowled simply a poor piece of judgement and an unusual decision from someone so keen to put bat to ball. Just a terrible leave, middle stump line and it crashes into the top of middle and off stumps, might have come back a little but the initial line was far too straight to consider leaving. A shame for Stokes who had played well 112/8
View dismissal JM Bairstow c Bailey b Siddle 18 69 50 1 0 36.00
48.1 80.6 mph, length ball, pushed forward at and pops it up to silly mid-on Bairstow falling into the trap. He went hard a length ball to do no more than just knock it up the wicket, pretty unnecessary really, the ball wasn't there to drive but Bairstow has chipped a catch low to the fielder just off the wicket on the leg side. The delivery might just have gone through the top of the surface and bounced a little 111/7
View dismissal SG Borthwick c Smith b Harris 1 20 17 0 0 5.88
52.6 84.2 mph, straightens the line and gets Borthwick to drive, a touch loose, he gets a thick outside edge to Smith at third slip, solid catch down low. Regulation really, tried to drive a ball not quite up there to do so that was angled across the left-hander and got a nice edge that carried comfortably to the fielder 125/9
SCJ Broad not out 30 38 22 4 1 136.36
View dismissal WB Rankin b Johnson 13 22 22 2 0 59.09
58.5 91.5 mph, full and straight and cleans him up the 91mph delivery does the trick. Full, right at the stumps, tails in a little and beats the inside edge, taking the pad and crashing into middle and leg stumps, Johnson does his job 155/10
Extras (lb 1, w 5, nb 3) 9
  Total (all out; 58.5 overs; 268 mins) 155 (2.63 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets RJ Harris 14 5 36 3 2.57 68 4 0
6.2 to Cook, 81.6 mph, would you believe it! Cook has just padded up to one which would have taken off stump. Don't think the ball really did that much, it was just straight and held its line. Yet Cook just thrust his pad forward and a few seconds later Aleem Dar's finger went up 8/2
12.2 to Pietersen, 90.1 mph, and another! Watson catches this one, but only with another juggle. Pietersen driving at a length delivery, his feet didn't really move, the bottom hand comes off the bat and it goes at chest height to first slip 17/4
52.6 to Borthwick, 84.2 mph, straightens the line and gets Borthwick to drive, a touch loose, he gets a thick outside edge to Smith at third slip, solid catch down low. Regulation really, tried to drive a ball not quite up there to do so that was angled across the left-hander and got a nice edge that carried comfortably to the fielder 125/9
View wickets MG Johnson 13.5 3 33 3 2.38 71 3 0 (3nb, 1w)
3.3 to Carberry, 91.2 mph, back of a length sliding down the leg side, Carberry flicks at it and Lyon dives to take the catch at leg slip with a fine take down low to his right. Worked off the hip by Carberry, usually a safe stroke, but not with a leg slip in place, superb catch from Lyon 6/1
9.4 to Anderson, 89.7 mph, and that's that for Anderson. After the short stuff it's a regulation length ball that finds the edge as he prods forward, a think edge flying to Clarke who dives across in front of Watson just to make sure 14/3
58.5 to Rankin, 91.5 mph, full and straight and cleans him up the 91mph delivery does the trick. Full, right at the stumps, tails in a little and beats the inside edge, taking the pad and crashing into middle and leg stumps, Johnson does his job 155/10
View wickets PM Siddle 13 4 23 3 1.76 65 1 0
17.4 to Bell, 84.6 mph, the demise continues! On a length outside off, perhaps just nips away a touch - well, didn't do much - Bell feeling for it without any footwork and a thin edge is snaffled by Haddin 23/5
48.1 to Bairstow, 80.6 mph, length ball, pushed forward at and pops it up to silly mid-on Bairstow falling into the trap. He went hard a length ball to do no more than just knock it up the wicket, pretty unnecessary really, the ball wasn't there to drive but Bairstow has chipped a catch low to the fielder just off the wicket on the leg side. The delivery might just have gone through the top of the surface and bounced a little 111/7
48.6 to Stokes, 81.0 mph, leaves a straight one alone and is clean bowled simply a poor piece of judgement and an unusual decision from someone so keen to put bat to ball. Just a terrible leave, middle stump line and it crashes into the top of middle and off stumps, might have come back a little but the initial line was far too straight to consider leaving. A shame for Stokes who had played well 112/8
  SR Watson 3 1 5 0 1.66 15 0 0
View wicket NM Lyon 15 3 57 1 3.80 62 7 1
31.5 to Ballance, 55.8 mph, done it! Terrific delivery from Lyon, spin and bounce around off stump, Ballance lunging forward and it's a thin edge to give Haddin another catch. Classical off-spin bowling. 62/6
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CJL Rogers c & b Borthwick 119 275 169 15 0 70.41
58.2 48.6 mph, shorter length, goes to turn it to leg and gets a leading edge that just carries back to the bowler, Borthwick diving to his left to grab with two hands. The delivery just bounced a little as Rogers tried to take it with the turn from off stump to leg but it chipped back up the wicket and Borthwick held on well 255/8
View dismissal DA Warner lbw b Anderson 16 31 20 3 0 80.00
6.4 84.6 mph, he's got one...beats the inside edge and strikes Warner on the back leg in front of middle and off. Trapped on the back foot 27/1
View dismissal SR Watson c †Bairstow b Anderson 9 18 9 2 0 100.00
10.3 84.4 mph, well held! Anderson hits back. Gets it outside off stump, Watson playing forward gets a thick edge and Bairstow pouches it diving across in front of first slip 47/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke* c †Bairstow b Broad 6 25 18 1 0 33.33
15.6 82.2 mph, now Broad strikes! Loose from Clarke, perhaps thinking about the previous ball which caused some pain. He feels for a short, wider ball and offers a thin edge to the keeper 72/3
View dismissal SPD Smith c Cook b Stokes 7 27 12 1 0 58.33
20.3 84.6 mph, outside edge and taken at slip and England have a fourth wicket. Full length, drawing Smith forward just outside off and he gets a thickish outside edge that carries low to Alastair Cook who took a regulation chance. Amazing what happens when you pitch the ball up 91/4
View dismissal GJ Bailey c Borthwick b Broad 46 109 74 6 0 62.16
45.4 82.9 mph, picks out deep square leg...is that the end of a Test career? We won't know for a while, but for now Bailey departs. Dropped in short, Bailey middled his pull but didn't keep it down and Borthwick took a tumbling catch 200/5
View dismissal BJ Haddin b Borthwick 28 41 40 3 0 70.00
54.5 47.8 mph, hits back with his wicket. Well done, Scott. Tosses it up, it's actually a low full toss which Haddin gets a bottom edge with a slog sweep and drags into his stumps 239/6
View dismissal MG Johnson b Stokes 4 4 3 1 0 133.33
55.4 84.6 mph, and now he's gone as well, Johnson walking across outside off stump, Stokes gets it full and goes behind his pads into the stumps...they check the no-ball, it's very close, but a millimeter of boot was behind the line. Not quite the same feeling as when Tremlett bowled Johnson in 2010-11 244/7
View dismissal RJ Harris c Carberry b Borthwick 13 13 10 1 1 130.00
58.6 48.7 mph, full toss on off stump but this time Harris picks out Carberry at deep midwicket, that's another good catch but this time well inside the boundary, coming in and taking it low to his right 266/9
View dismissal PM Siddle c †Bairstow b Rankin 4 11 6 0 0 66.66
61.3 86.5 mph, swings again to a shorter ball and nicks it to the keeper. A thin edge and Bairstow takes it at head height to give Rankin his first Test wicket. Tried to fetch it across to the leg side and was overreaching 276/10
NM Lyon not out 6 8 10 0 0 60.00
Extras (lb 14, w 2, nb 2) 18
  Total (all out; 61.3 overs; 287 mins) 276 (4.48 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 15 6 46 2 3.06 75 7 0
6.4 to Warner, 84.6 mph, he's got one...beats the inside edge and strikes Warner on the back leg in front of middle and off. Trapped on the back foot 27/1
10.3 to Watson, 84.4 mph, well held! Anderson hits back. Gets it outside off stump, Watson playing forward gets a thick edge and Bairstow pouches it diving across in front of first slip 47/2
View wickets SCJ Broad 14 1 57 2 4.07 61 8 0 (2nb, 1w)
15.6 to Clarke, 82.2 mph, now Broad strikes! Loose from Clarke, perhaps thinking about the previous ball which caused some pain. He feels for a short, wider ball and offers a thin edge to the keeper 72/3
45.4 to Bailey, 82.9 mph, picks out deep square leg...is that the end of a Test career? We won't know for a while, but for now Bailey departs. Dropped in short, Bailey middled his pull but didn't keep it down and Borthwick took a tumbling catch 200/5
View wicket WB Rankin 12.3 0 47 1 3.76 45 3 0
61.3 to Siddle, 86.5 mph, swings again to a shorter ball and nicks it to the keeper. A thin edge and Bairstow takes it at head height to give Rankin his first Test wicket. Tried to fetch it across to the leg side and was overreaching 276/10
View wickets BA Stokes 10 0 62 2 6.20 37 11 0 (1w)
20.3 to Smith, 84.6 mph, outside edge and taken at slip and England have a fourth wicket. Full length, drawing Smith forward just outside off and he gets a thickish outside edge that carries low to Alastair Cook who took a regulation chance. Amazing what happens when you pitch the ball up 91/4
55.4 to Johnson, 84.6 mph, and now he's gone as well, Johnson walking across outside off stump, Stokes gets it full and goes behind his pads into the stumps...they check the no-ball, it's very close, but a millimeter of boot was behind the line. Not quite the same feeling as when Tremlett bowled Johnson in 2010-11 244/7
View wickets SG Borthwick 6 0 33 3 5.50 15 2 1
54.5 to Haddin, 47.8 mph, hits back with his wicket. Well done, Scott. Tosses it up, it's actually a low full toss which Haddin gets a bottom edge with a slog sweep and drags into his stumps 239/6
58.2 to Rogers, 48.6 mph, shorter length, goes to turn it to leg and gets a leading edge that just carries back to the bowler, Borthwick diving to his left to grab with two hands. The delivery just bounced a little as Rogers tried to take it with the turn from off stump to leg but it chipped back up the wicket and Borthwick held on well 255/8
58.6 to Harris, 48.7 mph, full toss on off stump but this time Harris picks out Carberry at deep midwicket, that's another good catch but this time well inside the boundary, coming in and taking it low to his right 266/9
  KP Pietersen 4 1 17 0 4.25 16 2 0
  England 2nd innings (target: 448 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* c †Haddin b Johnson 7 8 12 1 0 58.33
1.6 91.3 mph, back of a length and Cook pokes horribly away from his body and nicks it to the keeper. A nice early one for Australia yet again but that is a truly horrendous stroke from Cook, pushing away from his body, feet stuck in the crease, following a ball that left him slighlty and getting a feather edge to the Haddin, not everyone was convinced initially but Haddin, Johnson and the umpire were 7/1
View dismissal MA Carberry c †Haddin b Johnson 43 95 63 8 0 68.25
21.2 90.0 mph, back of a length again but a wider line that entices Carberry to cut and he nicks off to Haddin a thick top edge easily collected at head height. The extra pace of Johnson hurrying the batsman who didn't get into the perfect position for the strike and nicked off 87/4
View dismissal IR Bell c Warner b Harris 16 33 19 1 1 84.21
9.3 84.4 mph, sharp catch! Two down. Bell trying to be positive, saw a hint of width from Harris but couldn't keep his back-cut down and he picked out gully who took it low down 37/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Bailey b Harris 6 20 10 0 0 60.00
13.3 85.8 mph, what a catch! Australia can do no wrong. Think inside edge as he tries to come forward, it nipped back a touch, the ball bounced high off his pad and Bailey did brilliant to fling himself backwards and catch it behind him over his shoulder 57/3
View dismissal GS Ballance lbw b Johnson 7 35 27 1 0 25.92
21.5 89.4 mph, full length it keeps low and skips under Ballance's defensive stroke, trapping him in front of off stump. Again the pace of Johnson forces and error, Ballance caught on the crease but it need keep low which totally did for him, front pad, right in front of the timbers 90/5
View dismissal BA Stokes b Harris 32 38 16 3 2 200.00
29.1 83.8 mph, a step down the track, tries to slap a length ball to leg and drags it onto his stumps. Stokes going down fighting, a bit stroke too many and got a bottom-edge into the base of middle stump. He was aiming leg side and it ended up being a bit of an ugly head-in-the-air slap but a little cameo was at least something for England 139/8
View dismissal JM Bairstow c Bailey b Lyon 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
22.4 55.1 mph, but this is off pad after inside edge and Bairstow is caught at short leg a bit of bounce and turn and a sharp catch from George Bailey under the lid reaching up with two hands over his right shoulder 91/6
View dismissal SG Borthwick c Clarke b Lyon 4 2 2 1 0 200.00
22.6 55.5 mph, around the wicket onto leg stump, it bits and takes the outside edge and Clarke dives to take the catch at first slip! A lovely bit of bowling, tossed up and it bounced and turned again and as Borthwick looked to turn it to leg he got a thick outside edge that Clarke claimed with a wonderful dive to his left, inches above the turf that was taken 95/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad b Harris 42 36 36 3 4 116.66
31.2 87.0 mph, full and straight, Broad swings rather wildly from no position whatsoever and is clean bowled with leg stump being knocked back. Going for another big one was Broad and he missed completely 166/9
JM Anderson not out 1 12 1 0 0 100.00
View dismissal WB Rankin c Clarke b Harris 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
31.4 87.7 mph, outside edge gone!! Taken at second slip at head height and that's the wicket that seals it. A full delivery just outside off, Rankin swung hard at it, got a thick outside edge and it was taken well by Clarke 166/10
Extras (b 5, lb 2, nb 1) 8
  Total (all out; 31.4 overs; 147 mins) 166 (5.24 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets RJ Harris 9.4 4 25 5 2.58 48 2 1
9.3 to Bell, 84.4 mph, sharp catch! Two down. Bell trying to be positive, saw a hint of width from Harris but couldn't keep his back-cut down and he picked out gully who took it low down 37/2
13.3 to Pietersen, 85.8 mph, what a catch! Australia can do no wrong. Think inside edge as he tries to come forward, it nipped back a touch, the ball bounced high off his pad and Bailey did brilliant to fling himself backwards and catch it behind him over his shoulder 57/3
29.1 to Stokes, 83.8 mph, a step down the track, tries to slap a length ball to leg and drags it onto his stumps. Stokes going down fighting, a bit stroke too many and got a bottom-edge into the base of middle stump. He was aiming leg side and it ended up being a bit of an ugly head-in-the-air slap but a little cameo was at least something for England 139/8
31.2 to Broad, 87.0 mph, full and straight, Broad swings rather wildly from no position whatsoever and is clean bowled with leg stump being knocked back. Going for another big one was Broad and he missed completely 166/9
31.4 to Rankin, 87.7 mph, outside edge gone!! Taken at second slip at head height and that's the wicket that seals it. A full delivery just outside off, Rankin swung hard at it, got a thick outside edge and it was taken well by Clarke 166/10
View wickets MG Johnson 9 1 40 3 4.44 40 5 1 (1nb)
1.6 to Cook, 91.3 mph, back of a length and Cook pokes horribly away from his body and nicks it to the keeper. A nice early one for Australia yet again but that is a truly horrendous stroke from Cook, pushing away from his body, feet stuck in the crease, following a ball that left him slighlty and getting a feather edge to the Haddin, not everyone was convinced initially but Haddin, Johnson and the umpire were 7/1
21.2 to Carberry, 90.0 mph, back of a length again but a wider line that entices Carberry to cut and he nicks off to Haddin a thick top edge easily collected at head height. The extra pace of Johnson hurrying the batsman who didn't get into the perfect position for the strike and nicked off 87/4
21.5 to Ballance, 89.4 mph, full length it keeps low and skips under Ballance's defensive stroke, trapping him in front of off stump. Again the pace of Johnson forces and error, Ballance caught on the crease but it need keep low which totally did for him, front pad, right in front of the timbers 90/5
  PM Siddle 4 1 24 0 6.00 17 4 0
View wickets NM Lyon 9 0 70 2 7.77 33 7 5
22.4 to Bairstow, 55.1 mph, but this is off pad after inside edge and Bairstow is caught at short leg a bit of bounce and turn and a sharp catch from George Bailey under the lid reaching up with two hands over his right shoulder 91/6
22.6 to Borthwick, 55.5 mph, around the wicket onto leg stump, it bits and takes the outside edge and Clarke dives to take the catch at first slip! A lovely bit of bowling, tossed up and it bounced and turned again and as Borthwick looked to turn it to leg he got a thick outside edge that Clarke claimed with a wonderful dive to his left, inches above the turf that was taken 95/7

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to field
Series - Australia won the 5-match series 5-0
Test debuts - GS Ballance, SG Borthwick and WB Rankin (England)
Player of the match - RJ Harris (Australia)
Player of the series - MG Johnson (Australia)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and M Erasmus (South Africa)
TV umpire - AL Hill (New Zealand)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - P Wilson
Close of play
  • Fri, 3 Jan - day 1 - England 1st innings 8/1 (AN Cook 7*, JM Anderson 1*, 6 ov)
  • Sat, 4 Jan - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 140/4 (CJL Rogers 73*, GJ Bailey 20*, 30 ov)
  • Sun, 5 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 166 (31.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Drinks: Australia - 44/1 in 13.0 overs (CJL Rogers 10, SR Watson 18)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 14.6 overs (90 balls), Extras 4
    • Lunch: Australia - 94/4 in 25.4 overs (SPD Smith 8)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 30.1 overs (183 balls), Extras 6
    • Over 33.3: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - BJ Haddin (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Australia - 131/5 in 39.0 overs (SPD Smith 21, BJ Haddin 21)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (SPD Smith 12, BJ Haddin 37, Ex 3)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 40.4 overs (248 balls), Extras 9
    • BJ Haddin: 50 off 70 balls (8 x 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 51.3 overs (315 balls), Extras 13
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 144 balls (SPD Smith 38, BJ Haddin 58, Ex 7)
    • Tea: Australia - 201/5 in 52.0 overs (SPD Smith 48, BJ Haddin 59)
    • SPD Smith: 50 off 87 balls (10 x 4)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 63.5 overs (389 balls), Extras 15
    • Drinks: Australia - 269/7 in 67.3 overs (SPD Smith 86)
    • SPD Smith: 100 off 142 balls (16 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 71.5 overs (437 balls), Extras 20
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (SPD Smith 29, RJ Harris 21, Ex 5)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 326/10 in 76.0 overs (NM Lyon 1)
    • England 1st innings
    • End Of Day: England - 8/1 in 6.0 overs (AN Cook 7, JM Anderson 1)
    • Attendance - 45,352
    • Over 10.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - IR Bell (Struck down)
    • Drinks: England - 23/5 in 17.4 overs (GS Ballance 4)
    • England: 50 runs in 26.4 overs (160 balls), Extras 0
    • Lunch: England - 61/5 in 30.0 overs (GS Ballance 17, BA Stokes 23)
    • Over 41.1: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - BA Stokes (Struck down)
    • England: 100 runs in 43.1 overs (262 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: England - 101/6 in 45.0 overs (BA Stokes 40, JM Bairstow 15)
    • England: 150 runs in 57.3 overs (348 balls), Extras 9
    • Innings Break: England - 155/10 in 58.5 overs (SCJ Broad 30)
    • Tea: England - 155/10 in 58.5 overs (SCJ Broad 30)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 11.4 overs (70 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Australia - 72/3 in 16.0 overs (CJL Rogers 33)
    • CJL Rogers: 50 off 66 balls (6 x 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 22.4 overs (136 balls), Extras 8
    • End Of Day: Australia - 140/4 in 30.0 overs (CJL Rogers 73, GJ Bailey 20)
    • Attendance - 43,579
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 58 balls (CJL Rogers 28, GJ Bailey 20, Ex 2)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 32.5 overs (199 balls), Extras 11
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 144 balls (CJL Rogers 54, GJ Bailey 41, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: Australia - 196/4 in 45.0 overs (CJL Rogers 103, GJ Bailey 42)
    • CJL Rogers: 100 off 143 balls (14 x 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 45.3 overs (275 balls), Extras 13
    • Lunch: Australia - 248/7 in 57.0 overs (CJL Rogers 114, RJ Harris 1)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 57.1 overs (345 balls), Extras 17
    • Innings Break: Australia - 276/10 in 61.3 overs (NM Lyon 6)
    • England 2nd innings
    • Drinks: England - 45/2 in 11.0 overs (MA Carberry 17, KP Pietersen 0)
    • England: 50 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 5
    • Over 14.1: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - MA Carberry (Struck down)
    • Tea: England - 87/3 in 21.0 overs (MA Carberry 43, GS Ballance 7)
    • England: 100 runs in 24.4 overs (149 balls), Extras 8
    • England: 150 runs in 30.2 overs (183 balls), Extras 8
    • Attendance - 42,782
 
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