NatWest Series, 3rd Match: England v Australia at Bristol, Jun 19, 2005
NatWest Series - 3rd match
England won by 3 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
19 June 2005 (50-over match)

Match State: Match start scheduled for 10.45am local time (9.45am GMT) Hello and welcome to Wisden Cricinfo's live coverage of match three of the NatWest Series. It's the much awaited clash between England and Australia, the venue, County Ground, Bristol. It was always going to be a fascinating contest, now made even more thrilling by Bangladesh's stunning victory yesterday and for the first time in years it's the Australians who are under pressure to perform well - how often does that happen?! Ricky Ponting has won the toss and elected to bat first England go in with the same team that played against Bangladesh in the first match, Australia have made one change, Shane Watson comes in replacing Simon Katich. weather looks good, Gough to start proceedings Gilchrist will take strike

0.1

Gough to Gilchrist, no run, angling across, driven away to point, Collingwood moves across and fields

0.2

Gough to Gilchrist, 1 run, drifting onto the pads, worked away to the fine leg region, Gilchrist off the mark with an easy single

0.3

Gough to Hayden, 1 run, short ball down the leg side, pulled away to the fine leg region, one bounce and straight to Harmison fielding in the deep, Hayden too off the mark

0.4

Gough to Gilchrist, 1 run, slightly short, Gilchrist ends up with an inside edge onto his pad trying to work it away on the leg side, ball rolls away on the leg side, quick single taken

0.5

Gough to Hayden, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, left alone

0.6

Gough to Hayden, no run, again outside the off stump and left alone, decent start by Gough

Lewis to share the new ball with Gough

End of over 1 (3 runs) Australia 3/0

    • ML Hayden 1 (3b)
    • AC Gilchrist 2 (3b)
    • D Gough 1-0-3-0
1.1

Lewis to Gilchrist, 2 runs, driven away through cover, Harmison does well to keep it down to just two

1.2

Lewis to Gilchrist, no run

1.3

Lewis to Gilchrist, 2 runs, pitched up, driven away wide of the point fielder, third man moves across in the deep and fields

1.4

Lewis to Gilchrist, no run, better delivery, close to the off stump line, defended on the front-foot

two slips in place with the second slip standing bit wider than usual

1.5

Lewis to Gilchrist, no run, pushed away to the cover region

1.6

Lewis to Gilchrist, no run, defended back to the bowler, good start by Lewis

End of over 2 (4 runs) Australia 7/0

    • AC Gilchrist 6 (9b)
    • ML Hayden 1 (3b)
    • J Lewis 1-0-4-0
2.1

Gough to Hayden, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, played down to the mid-off region

2.2

Gough to Hayden, no run, pitched up, drifting down the leg side, Hayden gets hit on the pad trying to drive it away on the leg side

2.3

Gough to Hayden, 2 runs, played away behind square on the leg side, comfortable two

2.4

Gough to Hayden, no run, driven firmly down to mid-off

2.5

Gough to Hayden, no run, pitched up on the middle and off stump line, played down to mid-off

2.6

Gough to Hayden, 2 runs, played away in front of square on the leg side, Flintoff chases it down, another good over from Gough comes to an end

End of over 3 (4 runs) Australia 11/0

    • ML Hayden 5 (9b)
    • AC Gilchrist 6 (9b)
    • D Gough 2-0-7-0
3.1

Lewis to Gilchrist, 2 runs, edged away well wide of the second slip, runs hard and gets back for the second

3.2

Lewis to Gilchrist, 1 run, swung away to long-leg, not a well timed shot

silly mid-off comes in place for Hayden

3.3

Lewis to Hayden, SIX, shot! pitched up outside the off stump, lofted away in style, comfortably clears the boundary between long-on and midwicket, massive hit

3.4

Lewis to Hayden, 1 run, driven down to mid-off, diving effort from Harmison saves few runs

Jones standing up to the wicket

3.5

Lewis to Gilchrist, no run, good length delivery close to the off stump line, defended to mid-on

3.6

Lewis to Gilchrist, no run, fraction short, Gilchrist fails to make contact trying to pull it away, looked like he was eyeing for the midwicket fence

Symonds pops in with some salt and water

End of over 4 (10 runs) Australia 21/0

    • AC Gilchrist 9 (13b)
    • ML Hayden 12 (11b 1x6)
    • J Lewis 2-0-14-0
4.1

Gough to Hayden, 2 runs, on the pads, turned away beautifully to the deep backward square leg region, Harmison moves across quickly in the deep and keeps the ball in play with a good diving effort

4.2

Gough to Hayden, 1 no ball, hit on the pad trying to defend

4.2

Gough to Hayden, no run, pushed away to covers,silly mid-off comes in place

4.3

Gough to Hayden, no run, cut away to point

4.4

Gough to Hayden, 1 run, played down to mid-on, easy single

4.5

Gough to Gilchrist, no run, comprehensively beaten by the change of pace, Gilchrist beaten tying to run it down to third man

4.6

Gough to Gilchrist, 1 run, turned away to long-leg, easy single to end the over

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End of over 5 (5 runs) Australia 26/0

    • AC Gilchrist 10 (15b)
    • ML Hayden 15 (16b 1x6)
    • D Gough 3-0-12-0
5.1

Lewis to Gilchrist, no run

5.2

Lewis to Gilchrist, no run, played back to the bowler, Lewis managing to keep it tight

5.3

Lewis to Gilchrist, SIX, MAX! i had to say that! pitched up on the middle and leg stump line, lofted away well over the midwicket fence, powerful shot

5.4

Lewis to Gilchrist, 1 run, slower ball, played down the track to the mid-off region, Gilchirst call early and Hayden responds well, excellent running between the wickets

5.5

Lewis to Hayden, no run, played away in front of point

5.6

Lewis to Hayden, 1 run, played down to mid-on, easy single

Australia off to a decent start here

End of over 6 (8 runs) Australia 34/0

    • ML Hayden 16 (18b 1x6)
    • AC Gilchrist 17 (19b 1x6)
    • J Lewis 3-0-22-0
6.1

Gough to Hayden, no run, good length delivery close to the off stump line, pushed down to mid-off

6.2

Gough to Hayden, 1 run, width outside the off stump, Hayden goes after it and ends up hitting it in the air but well wide of the point fielder

6.3

Gough to Gilchrist, no run, punched off the back-foot to the mid-off region, presented the full face of the bat

6.4

Gough to Gilchrist, 1 run, played wide of the fielder at mid-on, easy single

6.5

Gough to Hayden, no run, width outside the off stump, cut away hard, fielded well by Collingwood at point, saved a certain four

6.6

Gough to Hayden, no run, pushed to cover, bat and pad

openers looking bit cautious at the moment, who can blame them?! first bowling change of the day, Harmison into the attack

End of over 7 (2 runs) Australia 36/0

    • ML Hayden 17 (22b 1x6)
    • AC Gilchrist 18 (21b 1x6)
    • D Gough 4-0-14-0
7.1

Harmison to Gilchrist, no run, played down to mid-on

7.2

Harmison to Gilchrist, no run, on the pads, turned away to square leg, off the back-foot

slip and a gully in place for Harmison

7.3

Harmison to Gilchrist, no run, pitched up, driven down to mid-off, well timed shot but went straight to the fielder at mid-off

7.4

Harmison to Gilchrist, 1 run, turned away wide of Lewis at mid-on, easy single

7.5

Harmison to Hayden, 1 run, pitched up on the pads, driven away wide of Lewis at mid-on, diving stop saves runs

7.6

Harmison to Gilchrist, 3 runs, attempted yorker, worked away to the deep midwicket region, Lewis from mid-on gives chase and flicks the ball in with a sliding effort, Solanki following up throws it in

End of over 8 (5 runs) Australia 41/0

    • AC Gilchrist 22 (26b 1x6)
    • ML Hayden 18 (23b 1x6)
    • SJ Harmison 1-0-5-0
8.1

Gough to Gilchrist, 1 run, fraction short, played down to mid-on, fielder is bit deep and a quick single is taken

8.2

Gough to Hayden, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line, defended, silly mid-off moves across to his right and fields

8.3

Gough to Hayden, 1 run, glided down to third man, easy run

8.4

Gough to Gilchrist, 1 run, driven down to mid-off, diving effort from Pietersen saves a certain four

8.5

Gough to Hayden, no run

fielding has been spot on so far

8.6

Gough to Hayden, no run, pushed to backward point, another good over from Gough comes to an end

End of over 9 (3 runs) Australia 44/0

    • ML Hayden 19 (27b 1x6)
    • AC Gilchrist 24 (28b 1x6)
    • D Gough 5-0-17-0
9.1

Harmison to Gilchrist, 1 run, played away in front of point, gets it between point and cover, quick single taken

9.2

Harmison to Hayden, no run, good length delivery, Hayden ends up with an inside edge onto the leg side, was looking to push it away on the off side

9.3

Harmison to Hayden, FOUR, excellent yorker, almost got through, Hayden was looking to flick it away, ball clips the outside edge and races away to the third man boundary, Harmison bit unlucky there

9.4

Harmison to Hayden, no run

9.5

Harmison to Hayden, 1 run, 50 up! pulled away to the fine leg region, easy single

9.6

Harmison to Gilchrist, 1 run, fulltoss outside the off stump, driven away to backward point, Harmison lucky to get away with it

End of over 10 (7 runs) Australia 51/0

    • AC Gilchrist 26 (30b 1x6)
    • ML Hayden 24 (31b 1x4 1x6)
    • SJ Harmison 2-0-12-0
10.1

Gough to Gilchrist, 1 no ball, swung away to fine leg, took the inner half of the bat

10.1

Gough to Gilchrist, 1 run, bit short, was the slower one, cut away with ease to the third man region

10.2

Gough to Hayden, FOUR, width outside the off stump, driven away into the gap between the cover fielder, excellent shot

10.3

Gough to Hayden, no run

10.4

Gough to Hayden, no run

10.5

Gough to Hayden, no run, pushed to cover

10.6

Gough to Hayden, no run, low fulltoss, played down to mid-on, good over for Australia

End of over 11 (6 runs) Australia 57/0

    • ML Hayden 28 (36b 2x4 1x6)
    • AC Gilchrist 27 (32b 1x6)
    • D Gough 6-0-23-0
11.1

Harmison to Gilchrist, OUT, gone! Gilchrist catches an edge chasing a wide delivery outside the off stump, taken comfortably by Jones behind the stumps, Australia one down

AC Gilchrist c †Jones b Harmison 26 (48m 32b 0x4 1x6) SR: 81.25

was too wide and too tempting, Gilchrist beaten by the extra bounce, Jones took it with both hands right in front of his face Ponting walks in

11.2

Harmison to Ponting, OUT, oh boy! gone first ball! pitched up on the stumps, Ponting gets hit on the pad plumb in front of the stumps trying to play it away on the leg side, loud appeal and up goes the finger, Harmison on a hat-trick!

RT Ponting lbw b Harmison 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

excellent delivery first up and Ponting was caught on the wrong foot Martyn walks in to face the music

11.3

Harmison to Martyn, no run, outside the off stump, another beauty, Marty leaves it for the keeper

11.4

Harmison to Martyn, OUT, another duck! short outside the off stump, Martyn goes after it, ball clips the edge and flies down to the third man region, Pietersen in the deep makes no mistake, Harmison on fire! Australia in all sorts of trouble here!

DR Martyn c Pietersen b Harmison 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

was there to be hit but Martyn failed to keep it down, three quick wickets and England are on top Clarke is the next man in

11.5

Harmison to Clarke, 1 run, turned away to the midwicket region, Clarke off the mark straightaway

11.6

Harmison to Hayden, no run, defended, end of a fine over

three wickets in four balls- what an over! Flintoff into the attack now

End of over 12 (1 run) Australia 58/3

    • ML Hayden 28 (37b 2x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 1 (1b)
    • SJ Harmison 3-0-13-3
12.1

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, defended on the front-foot

12.2

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, short of a good length delivery, left alone outside the off stump

12.3

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, pushed away in front of point, cautiously played off the back-foot

12.4

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

12.5

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, edged but short, another good length delivery outside the off stump, Clarke pushes forward to defend, ball clips the edge and goes behind but falls well short of the man at first slip

12.6

Flintoff to Clarke, 1 run, pushed away in front of point, quick single taken, Collingwood fails to hits the stumps at the bowler's end and no damage is done

End of over 13 (1 run) Australia 59/3

    • MJ Clarke 2 (7b)
    • ML Hayden 28 (37b 2x4 1x6)
    • A Flintoff 1-0-1-0
13.1

Harmison to Clarke, no run, defended to the off side

13.2

Harmison to Clarke, 1 wide, high bouncer, called a wide

13.2

Harmison to Clarke, no run, close to the off stump line, left alone

13.3

Harmison to Clarke, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Clarke leaves it for the keeper

13.4

Harmison to Clarke, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

13.5

Harmison to Clarke, no run, pitched up and driven hard, straight to the fielder at extra-cover

13.6

Harmison to Clarke, no run, defended on the front-foot, Harmison moves across to his right and fields, end of a fine over, just the one wide

Flintoff to continue from the Pavilion End

End of over 14 (1 run) Australia 60/3

    • MJ Clarke 2 (13b)
    • ML Hayden 28 (37b 2x4 1x6)
    • SJ Harmison 4-0-14-3
14.1

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, short of length delivery, Hayden stays back and plays the defensive, gets the inside edge and the ball runs away to the scoreleg region

14.2

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 run, short of length delivery from Flintoff, Hayden pulls it away to the deep square leg region for a single

14.3

Flintoff to Clarke, 1 run, short of length outside off, Clarke cuts it away behind point

Last over before the fielding restrictions will go

14.4

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 run, on the pads this time, Hayden flicks it off to square leg for a single

14.5

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, short of length delivery, coming into the right hand Clarke, Clarke stays back and defends it

14.6

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, beautiful delivery to finish the over, outside off, where it would lure the batsmen to play a shot, and length to trouble the batsmen whether or not to play the shot, Clarke decides to leave it alone at the last possible moment

sensible decision given the situtaion

End of over 15 (3 runs) Australia 63/3

    • MJ Clarke 3 (16b)
    • ML Hayden 30 (40b 2x4 1x6)
    • A Flintoff 2-0-4-0
15.1

Harmison to Hayden, no run, rising delivery close to the off stump line, no shot offered

15.2

Harmison to Hayden, no run, pushed to backward point

15.3

Harmison to Hayden, OUT, stunning catch! short delivery close to the off stump, Hayden stands tall and cuts it away in the air to the point region, Collingwood times his jump to perfection and plucks it out of thin air with his right hand

ML Hayden c Collingwood b Harmison 31 (71m 44b 2x4 1x6) SR: 70.45

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Collingwood! what a catch - unbelievable stuff Australia 4 down and looking down the barrel Hussey is the next man in

15.4

Harmison to Hussey, 1 run, turned away to short fine leg

15.5

Harmison to Clarke, no run, left alone outside the off stump

15.6

Harmison to Clarke, no run, pushed to point

End of over 16 (1 run) Australia 64/4

    • MJ Clarke 3 (18b)
    • MEK Hussey 1 (1b)
    • SJ Harmison 5-0-15-4
16.1

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, left alone outside the off stump

16.2

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

16.3

Flintoff to Hussey, no run

16.4

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, outside the off stump, Hussey plays it safe, keeper does the rest

16.5

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, wide outside the off stump, keeper is the only one interested

16.6

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, again outside the off stump and left alone, maiden

End of over 17 (maiden) Australia 64/4

    • MEK Hussey 1 (7b)
    • MJ Clarke 3 (18b)
    • A Flintoff 3-1-4-0
17.1

Harmison to Clarke, no run

17.2

Harmison to Clarke, no run, defended on the back-foot

17.3

Harmison to Clarke, no run, short delivery, pitched outside the off stump and angling in, defended to point

17.4

Harmison to Clarke, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, helped on its way to the fine leg region, easy single, first run in 11 balls

17.5

Harmison to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads, played down to fine leg, easy single

17.6

Harmison to Clarke, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the man at mid-off

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End of over 18 (2 runs) Australia 66/4

    • MJ Clarke 4 (23b)
    • MEK Hussey 2 (8b)
    • SJ Harmison 6-0-17-4
18.1

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, left alone

18.2

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, wide outside the off stump, looks like Hussey is wearing the "nothing will tempt me" hat

18.3

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, and again, left alone outside the off stump

18.4

Flintoff to Hussey, 1 run, edged down to third man, followed a wide delivery on this occasion

18.5

Flintoff to Clarke, 1 run, played down to fine leg, easy single

18.6

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, pitched outside the off stump and angling across the left-hander, no shot offered, another good over for England comes to an end

Lewis is back on 6 an over from here on will take Australia to 254

End of over 19 (2 runs) Australia 68/4

    • MEK Hussey 3 (13b)
    • MJ Clarke 5 (24b)
    • A Flintoff 4-1-6-0
19.1

Lewis to Clarke, 1 run, turned away to the midwicket region, quick single taken

keeper standing up, just the one slip in place - standing at a third slip position

19.2

Lewis to Hussey, no run, defended to the off side, cover fielder moves in and fields

19.3

Lewis to Hussey, no run

19.4

Lewis to Hussey, 1 run, driven away, mis-field by the England captain at cover allows the batsmen to cross over

19.5

Lewis to Clarke, no run, driven straight to the short cover fielder at one bounce

19.6

Lewis to Clarke, FOUR, take that! width outside the off stump, smashed well over the cover fielder, confident looking shot

End of over 20 (6 runs) Australia 74/4

    • MJ Clarke 10 (27b 1x4)
    • MEK Hussey 4 (16b)
    • J Lewis 4-0-28-0
20.1

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, left alone outside the off stump

20.2

Flintoff to Hussey, FOUR, half-volley outside the off stump, driven away beautifully to the deep extra-cover boundary

20.3

Flintoff to Hussey, no run

20.4

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, driven away hard, valiant diving effort from Pietersen at cover saves a certain four

20.5

Flintoff to Hussey, FOUR, slightly short, was the slower one, pulled away with ease to the midwicket fence, this is turning out to be a good over for Australia

20.6

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, defended to cover

End of over 21 (8 runs) Australia 82/4

    • MEK Hussey 12 (22b 2x4)
    • MJ Clarke 10 (27b 1x4)
    • A Flintoff 5-1-14-0
21.1

Lewis to Clarke, no run, beaten outside the off stump, Clarke was looking to glide the ball down to third man, excellent take by Jones standing up to the stumps

21.2

Lewis to Clarke, no run, defended down to mid-off

21.3

Lewis to Clarke, 1 run, drifting on to middle and leg, tucked away to the fine leg region

21.4

Lewis to Hussey, 1 run, pushed wide of the point fielder, quick single taken

21.5

Lewis to Clarke, 1 run, turned away through the vacant square leg area

21.6

Lewis to Hussey, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Hussey moves forward and drives it away into the gap between mid-off and cover, excellent placement - mid-off fielder slipped trying to move across, man in the deep had no chance

Collingwood into the attack now

End of over 22 (7 runs) Australia 89/4

    • MEK Hussey 17 (24b 3x4)
    • MJ Clarke 12 (31b 1x4)
    • J Lewis 5-0-35-0
22.1

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, defended on the front-foot

22.2

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, played away on the off side, Vaughan at short cover moves in and fields

22.3

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, pushed down to mid-off

22.4

Collingwood to Clarke, 1 run, pushed wide of Vaughan at short cover who misses the stumps at the bowler's end, dangerous single, direct hit would have been interesting

22.5

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, beaten outside the off stump trying to glide

22.6

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, on the stumps, worked away on the leg side, Collingwood starts off well

Vaughan brings himself on

End of over 23 (1 run) Australia 90/4

    • MEK Hussey 17 (26b 3x4)
    • MJ Clarke 13 (35b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 1-0-1-0
23.1

Vaughan to Clarke, 1 run, short ball, cut away off the back-foot to the deep cover region

23.2

Vaughan to Hussey, 1 run, turned away wide of the fielder at mid-wicket

23.3

Vaughan to Clarke, no run, pushed back to the bowler

23.4

Vaughan to Clarke, no run, on the stumps, turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

23.5

Vaughan to Clarke, no run, tossed up, driven back to the bowler

23.6

Vaughan to Clarke, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, played down to fine leg, going down on one knee as he played it

End of over 24 (3 runs) Australia 93/4

    • MJ Clarke 15 (40b 1x4)
    • MEK Hussey 18 (27b 3x4)
    • MP Vaughan 1-0-3-0
24.1

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, cut away hard but straight to the point fielder at one bounce

24.2

Collingwood to Clarke, FOUR, shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, Clarke moves forward and drives it away well wide of the diving cover fielder, perfect timing and placement

24.3

Collingwood to Clarke, 1 run, on the pads, turned away well wide of the midwicket fielder, easy single

24.4

Collingwood to Hussey, FOUR, four more! drifting down the leg side, turned away fine and the ball races away to the fine leg fence, Hussey moving along nicely here

24.5

Collingwood to Hussey, 1 run, glided down to third man

24.6

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, width outside the off stump, hit straight to the point fielder at one bounce, a crowd catch as they call it

25 overs up - 6 an over from here on will take Australia to 253

End of over 25 (10 runs) Australia 103/4

    • MJ Clarke 20 (44b 2x4)
    • MEK Hussey 23 (29b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 2-0-11-0
25.1

Vaughan to Hussey, no run

25.2

Vaughan to Hussey, no run

25.3

Vaughan to Hussey, 1 run, cut away off the back-foot, sweeper moves across in the deep and fields

25.4

Vaughan to Clarke, no run, defended back to the bowler

25.5

Vaughan to Clarke, 1 run, turned away wide of the midwicket fielder

25.6

Vaughan to Hussey, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot, end of another quick decent over

Solanki into the attack now, Vaughan trying to get through the overs as quickly as possible

End of over 26 (2 runs) Australia 105/4

    • MEK Hussey 24 (33b 4x4)
    • MJ Clarke 21 (46b 2x4)
    • MP Vaughan 2-0-5-0
26.1

Solanki to Clarke, 1 run, played down fine leg

26.2

Solanki to Hussey, no run, on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

26.3

Solanki to Hussey, 1 run, comes down the track and drives down to long-on

26.4

Solanki to Clarke, no run, quicker and fuller, played away to midwicket, early no call from the non-striker and Clarke scrambles back

26.5

Solanki to Clarke, 2 runs, turned away to the deep square leg region, takes on the man in the deep and steals an extra run, throw comes in at the bowler's end, Hussey dives in taking no chance

26.6

Solanki to Clarke, 1 run

End of over 27 (5 runs) Australia 110/4

    • MJ Clarke 25 (50b 2x4)
    • MEK Hussey 25 (35b 4x4)
    • VS Solanki 1-0-5-0
27.1

Vaughan to Clarke, no run

27.2

Vaughan to Clarke, no run, defended

27.3

Vaughan to Clarke, SIX, MAX! short ball, Clarke rocks back and pulls it away over the backward square leg fence, lovely shot

27.4

Vaughan to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up, Clarke comes down the track and drives it down to long-on

27.5

Vaughan to Hussey, 1 run, turned away to deep midwicket

27.6

Vaughan to Clarke, 1 run, another short ball, pulled away to deep square leg, not a well timed shot

End of over 28 (9 runs) Australia 119/4

    • MJ Clarke 33 (55b 2x4 1x6)
    • MEK Hussey 26 (36b 4x4)
    • MP Vaughan 3-0-14-0
28.1

Solanki to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up, driven down to long-on

28.2

Solanki to Hussey, FOUR, makes good contact with the reverse sweep, ball races away to the third man boundary

28.3

Solanki to Hussey, 1 run, driven down to long-off, easy single

28.4

Solanki to Clarke, 1 run, drifting onto middle and leg, turned away to deep square leg

28.5

Solanki to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads, turned away wide of the fielder at midwicket

28.6

Solanki to Clarke, 1 run, tucked away on the leg side, good over for Australia, 9 runs coming off it

this partnership is now worth 65 runs and counting Vaughan to continue

End of over 29 (9 runs) Australia 128/4

    • MJ Clarke 36 (58b 2x4 1x6)
    • MEK Hussey 32 (39b 5x4)
    • VS Solanki 2-0-14-0
29.1

Vaughan to Clarke, 1 run, outside the off stump, Clarke comes down the track and drives it away to the deep cover region

29.2

Vaughan to Hussey, no run, played back to the bowler, Hussey too was looking to come down the track

29.3

Vaughan to Hussey, 1 run, fraction short, pulled away to the fine leg region

29.4

Vaughan to Clarke, no run, down the leg side, Clarke fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and rolls down to the short fine leg region

29.5

Vaughan to Clarke, 1 run, turned away to deep midwicket

29.6

Vaughan to Hussey, 1 run, flicked away to deep square leg, another good over from Vaughan comes to an end

Flintoff is back 20 overs left in the innings

End of over 30 (4 runs) Australia 132/4

    • MEK Hussey 34 (42b 5x4)
    • MJ Clarke 38 (61b 2x4 1x6)
    • MP Vaughan 4-0-18-0
30.1

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, outside the off stump, left alone

30.2

Flintoff to Hussey, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven off the front-foot to the deep extra cover boundary, right into the gap between cover and mid-off, excellent placement

30.3

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, Flintoff responds with a short delivery, typical, defended standing tall on the back-foot

30.4

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, left alone outside the off stump

30.5

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, hit on the pad trying to turn it away on the leg side, Flintoff follows it up and cuts off the single

30.6

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, defended outside the off stump, gully fielder moves in and picks it up

End of over 31 (4 runs) Australia 136/4

    • MEK Hussey 38 (48b 6x4)
    • MJ Clarke 38 (61b 2x4 1x6)
    • A Flintoff 6-1-18-0
31.1

Vaughan to Clarke, 1 run, turned away to the short fine leg region, quick single called for, Clarke gets between the fielder and the stumps and saves himself

31.2

Vaughan to Hussey, 2 runs, fraction short and outside the off stump, cut away to the deep point region, Flintoff sprints across in the deep and keeps it down to just two, excellent work

31.3

Vaughan to Hussey, 2 runs, pushed away well wide of the fielder at backward point

31.4

Vaughan to Hussey, FOUR, more runs! tossed up and drifting down the leg side, swept away to the fine leg boundary, comfortably beats Harmison in the deep, this is turning out to be a good over for Australia

31.5

Vaughan to Hussey, 1 run, pushed to cover-pont, easy single

31.6

Vaughan to Clarke, 1 run, turned away to deep midwicket, expensive over

End of over 32 (11 runs) Australia 147/4

    • MJ Clarke 40 (63b 2x4 1x6)
    • MEK Hussey 47 (52b 7x4)
    • MP Vaughan 5-0-29-0
32.1

Flintoff to Clarke, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, forced away well wide of the point fielder

32.2

Flintoff to Hussey, 1 run, pitched up on the pads, turned away wide of the mid-on fielder, easy single

32.3

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, short ball, pitched outside the off stump and angling in, defended on the back-foot, ball rolls away to point

32.4

Flintoff to Clarke, 1 wide, pitched up and angling down the leg side, 150 up for Australia

first fifty came in 60 balls, second in 90 balls and the third in 47 balls

32.4

Flintoff to Clarke, 1 wide, again down the leg side

32.4

Flintoff to Clarke, 1 run, pushed to mid-on

32.5

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, fraction short, defended on the back-foot

32.6

Flintoff to Hussey, 1 run, played down to fine leg, easy single to end the over

as expected Vaughan pulls out, Lewis is back

End of over 33 (6 runs) Australia 153/4

    • MEK Hussey 49 (55b 7x4)
    • MJ Clarke 42 (66b 2x4 1x6)
    • A Flintoff 7-1-24-0
33.1

Lewis to Hussey, FOUR, fifty! good length delivery close to the off stump line, glided down to the third man boundary, bit of edge involved, excellent innings under pressure

33.2

Lewis to Hussey, FOUR, drifting down the leg side, flicked away to the fine leg fence, easy runs, Lewis struggling a bit here

33.3

Lewis to Hussey, no run, much better delivery, Hussey beaten outside the off stump

33.4

Lewis to Hussey, no run

33.5

Lewis to Hussey, 1 run, glided down to third man

33.6

Lewis to Clarke, 1 run, pushed to cover point, single brings up the 100 run partnership, 100 in 111 balls - excellent cricket under pressure

Match State: Drinks 6 an over from here on will take Australia to 259 16 overs left in the innings

End of over 34 (10 runs) Australia 163/4

    • MJ Clarke 43 (67b 2x4 1x6)
    • MEK Hussey 58 (60b 9x4)
    • J Lewis 6-0-45-0
34.1

Flintoff to Clarke, 1 run, turned away behind square on the leg side, Pietersen fails to hit the stumps at the bowler's end, single given away

34.2

Flintoff to Hussey, 1 run, pulled away on the leg side

34.3

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Clarke shuffles across and defends

34.4

Flintoff to Clarke, 1 run, edged away to third man, easy single

34.5

Flintoff to Hussey, 2 runs, dropped! width outside the off stump, cut away uplishly to backward point, this time Collingwood fails to hold on to a fairly easy chance

34.6

Flintoff to Hussey, no run

End of over 35 (5 runs) Australia 168/4

    • MEK Hussey 61 (63b 9x4)
    • MJ Clarke 45 (70b 2x4 1x6)
    • A Flintoff 8-1-29-0
35.1

Lewis to Clarke, OUT, good length delivery close to the off stump line, Clarke ends up with a little inside edge on to the stumps trying to push it away on the off side, Lewis finally gets the breakthrough! Australia 5 down

MJ Clarke b Lewis 45 (92m 71b 2x4 1x6) SR: 63.38

Watson is the next man in

35.2

Lewis to Watson, no run, pushed back to the bowler

35.3

Lewis to Watson, 1 run, turned away to the mid-wicket region

35.4

Lewis to Hussey, no run

35.5

Lewis to Hussey, 1 run, edged down to third man

35.6

Lewis to Watson, no run, defended to point, end of a successful over

ball came in after pitching and Clarke was beaten by the movement Vaughan is back

End of over 36 (2 runs) Australia 170/5

    • SR Watson 1 (3b)
    • MEK Hussey 62 (65b 9x4)
    • J Lewis 7-0-47-1
36.1

Vaughan to Hussey, 1 run, swept to deep square leg

36.2

Vaughan to Watson, no run, defended

36.3

Vaughan to Watson, 1 run, swept away to the fine leg region, easy single

36.4

Vaughan to Hussey, 1 run, on the stumps, turned away behind square on the leg side

36.5

Vaughan to Watson, no run, fuller, played down to mid-on, not a well timed shot

36.6

Vaughan to Watson, 1 run, fraction short, Watson rocks back pulls it away well wide of the midwicket fielder

End of over 37 (4 runs) Australia 174/5

    • SR Watson 3 (7b)
    • MEK Hussey 64 (67b 9x4)
    • MP Vaughan 6-0-33-0
37.1

Lewis to Watson, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended to point

37.2

Lewis to Watson, no run, fuller, Watson ends up with an inside edge onto his pad trying to drive

37.3

Lewis to Watson, 1 run, turned away to deep square leg

37.4

Lewis to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads, worked away in front of square leg

37.5

Lewis to Watson, 1 run, played away well wide of Vaughan at midwicket, easy single

37.6

Lewis to Hussey, 1 run, pitched up on the pads, turned away to deep midwicket, single takes Hussey to his highest ODI score(66)!

Gough back into the attack

End of over 38 (4 runs) Australia 178/5

    • MEK Hussey 66 (69b 9x4)
    • SR Watson 5 (11b)
    • J Lewis 8-0-51-1
38.1

Gough to Hussey, 2 runs, pitched up on the pads, turned away to the deep backward square leg region, runs hard and gets back comfortably for the second

38.2

Gough to Hussey, 1 leg bye, fraction short, pitched outside the leg stump and angling in, Hussey fails to make contact trying to pull it away, ball hits the pad and rolls away on the leg side, quick single taken

38.3

Gough to Watson, no run, driven down to mid-off

38.4

Gough to Watson, 1 run, short outside the off stump, ball kept a bit low after hitting the deck, Watson plays late, gets it down to third man with a good looking cut shot

38.5

Gough to Hussey, FOUR, fantastic shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away into the gap between the cover fielders, placed it to perfection, Hussey moving along nicely here

38.6

Gough to Hussey, 1 run, played down to long-off

double bowling change, Harmison is back on

End of over 39 (9 runs) Australia 187/5

    • MEK Hussey 73 (73b 10x4)
    • SR Watson 6 (13b)
    • D Gough 7-0-31-0
39.1

Harmison to Hussey, 1 run, driven to deep cover, easy single

39.2

Harmison to Watson, no run, pitched up and driven back to the bowler, Harmison throw is back, Watson was bit slow to react, in the end uses his bat to avoid getting hit

39.3

Harmison to Watson, no run

39.4

Harmison to Watson, no run, beaten outside the off stump by a slower delivery, was short and Watson was looking to pull

39.5

Harmison to Watson, no run, bouncer, Watson ducks under it

39.6

Harmison to Watson, no run, driven away on the off side, end of an eventful over

End of over 40 (1 run) Australia 188/5

    • SR Watson 6 (18b)
    • MEK Hussey 74 (74b 10x4)
    • SJ Harmison 7-0-18-4
40.1

Gough to Hussey, 1 run, steered down to third man

40.2

Gough to Watson, 1 run, glided down to third man, yet another easy single added to the total

40.3

Gough to Hussey, no run, wicket to wicket delivery, defended to the leg side, Gough follows it up

40.4

Gough to Hussey, FOUR, wide outside the off stump, smashed past the diving point fielder, third man had no chance whatsoever, Hussey is the man

40.5

Gough to Hussey, 1 run, turned away to the midwicket region

40.6

Gough to Watson, 1 no ball, driven to cover, not a well timed shot, hint of reverse swing

40.6

Gough to Watson, 1 run, driven down the track to the long-on region

End of over 41 (9 runs) Australia 197/5

    • SR Watson 8 (21b)
    • MEK Hussey 80 (78b 11x4)
    • D Gough 8-0-41-0
41.1

Harmison to Watson, no run, half volley outside the off stump, was the slower delivery, driven hard but straight to the fielder at mid-off

41.2

Harmison to Watson, no run, pitched up and angling in, Watson saved by the inside edge, half hearted appeal turned down

41.3

Harmison to Watson, 1 run, another slower delivery, driven down to the track to mid-on, quick single taken

41.4

Harmison to Hussey, 1 run, short ball down the leg side, pulled away to fine leg, Solanki is the fielder in the deep

41.5

Harmison to Watson, 1 run, yorker, defended to the off side, quick single taken, 200 comes up

41.6

Harmison to Hussey, 1 run, pitched up, defended to the midwicket with soft hands, yet another quick single added, well judged single

End of over 42 (4 runs) Australia 201/5

    • MEK Hussey 82 (80b 11x4)
    • SR Watson 10 (25b)
    • SJ Harmison 8-0-21-4
42.1

Lewis to Hussey, 1 run, turned away wide of the fielder at midwicket

42.2

Lewis to Watson, no run, turned away on the leg side, not a good looking shot

42.3

Lewis to Watson, SIX, MAXIMUM! slower ball, Watson picks it up early, hits through the line and comfortably clears the long-on boundary, top shot

42.4

Lewis to Watson, no run, pushed away on the off side, point fielder moves across and picks it up

42.5

Lewis to Watson, 1 no ball, attempted yorker, driven back to the bowler at one bounce

42.5

Lewis to Watson, no run, again pitched up and driven back to the bowler

42.6

Lewis to Watson, 1 run, fulltoss on the stumps, Watson makes room and hits it wide of the mid-off fielder

End of over 43 (9 runs) Australia 210/5

    • SR Watson 17 (31b 1x6)
    • MEK Hussey 83 (81b 11x4)
    • J Lewis 9-0-60-1
43.1

Harmison to Watson, 1 wide, short ball down the leg side, Watson goes after it but fails to make contact

43.1

Harmison to Watson, FOUR, another short delivery down the leg side, this time Watson makes contact trying to hook it away, ball races away to the fine leg fence, Harmison struggling a bit at the moment

43.2

Harmison to Watson, 2 runs, turned away to fine leg

43.3

Harmison to Watson, 1 run, defended to point, quick single taken

43.4

Harmison to Hussey, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, forced away through point

43.5

Harmison to Watson, 1 run, short ball, pulled away to deep midwicket, Strauss does well in the deep and saves a certain four, excellent bit of fielding

43.6

Harmison to Hussey, OUT, 5-for! slower delivery, ends up as an yorker, Hussey plays all over it and gets bowled, end of a fine innings

MEK Hussey b Harmison 84 (109m 83b 11x4 0x6) SR: 101.20

Hussey was foxed by the change of pace, Hogg walks in

End of over 44 (10 runs) Australia 220/6

    • SR Watson 25 (35b 1x4 1x6)
    • SJ Harmison 9-0-31-5
44.1

Flintoff to Watson, OUT, bowled'm! excellent yorker, Watson was clueless, off stump is pegged back, Flintoff gets one to his name, Australia seven down!

SR Watson b Flintoff 25 (37m 36b 1x4 1x6) SR: 69.44

Gillespie is the next man in

44.2

Flintoff to Gillespie, 1 wide, pitched up and drifting down the leg side, was looking for the yorker

44.2

Flintoff to Gillespie, 1 wide, again down the leg side, hint of reverse swing

44.2

Flintoff to Gillespie, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended

44.3

Flintoff to Gillespie, no run

44.4

Flintoff to Gillespie, no run, pushed back to the bowler

44.5

Flintoff to Gillespie, no run, defended

44.6

Flintoff to Gillespie, no run, swing and miss outside the off stump, end of a fine over

End of over 45 (2 runs) Australia 222/7

    • JN Gillespie 0 (5b)
    • GB Hogg 0 (0b)
    • A Flintoff 9-1-31-1
45.1

Harmison to Hogg, no run, pushed to point

45.2

Harmison to Hogg, 1 run, turned away to midwicket

45.3

Harmison to Gillespie, no run, pitched up, played back to the bowler

45.4

Harmison to Gillespie, no run, fulltoss, pushed to mid-on

45.5

Harmison to Gillespie, 1 run, swing across and gets it wide of the mid-on fielder, not a well timed short, quick single taken, direct hit would have been close

45.6

Harmison to Hogg, no run, driven away to the backward point region, diving stop saves runs, end of a fine spell

End of over 46 (2 runs) Australia 224/7

    • GB Hogg 1 (3b)
    • JN Gillespie 1 (8b)
    • SJ Harmison 10-0-33-5
46.1

Lewis to Gillespie, no run, pitched up, driven straight to the fielder at cover

46.2

Lewis to Gillespie, SIX, fulltoss, Gillespie swings across and gets it on the middle, ball sails over the wide mid-on fence, valuable runs

46.3

Lewis to Gillespie, 1 run, flicked away to deep midwicket'

46.4

Lewis to Hogg, 1 run, pitched up on the pads, driven down to long-on, easy single

46.5

Lewis to Gillespie, no run, yorker outside the off stump, played back to the bowler

46.6

Lewis to Gillespie, 1 run, pitched outside off stump, Gillespie shuffles away and back and drives it down to long-on

three overs to go Gough is back

End of over 47 (9 runs) Australia 233/7

    • JN Gillespie 9 (13b 1x6)
    • GB Hogg 2 (4b)
    • J Lewis 10-0-69-1
47.1

Gough to Gillespie, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side, Gough was looking for the yoeker, ball kisses the pad and rolls behind

47.2

Gough to Hogg, no run, wide outside the off stump, Hogg fails to make contact trying to cut it away

47.3

Gough to Hogg, no run, again beaten outside the off stump, this time by a slower delivery

47.4

Gough to Hogg, 1 run, steered down to third man, just a single

47.5

Gough to Gillespie, 1 run, on the stumps and pitched up, driven down to long-off

47.6

Gough to Hogg, 1 run, driven to cover, fielder is deep, quick single taken

End of over 48 (4 runs) Australia 237/7

    • GB Hogg 4 (8b)
    • JN Gillespie 10 (15b 1x6)
    • D Gough 9-0-44-0
48.1

Flintoff to Hogg, 2 runs

48.2

Flintoff to Hogg, 1 run, driven down to long-off

48.3

Flintoff to Gillespie, FOUR, pitched up on the middle and leg stump line, ends up as a low fulltoss, Gillespie flicks it away to the midwicket fence, not a good looking shot but an effective one

48.4

Flintoff to Gillespie, no run, yorker, played back to the bowler

48.5

Flintoff to Gillespie, OUT, fraction short, pitched outside the off stump and angling in, Gillespie swings across, ball clips the top-edge and goes straight up, Jones moves in and takes it comfortably, second wicket for Flintoff

JN Gillespie c †Jones b Flintoff 14 (19m 18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 77.77

Kasprowicz is the next man in

48.6

Flintoff to Hogg, 1 run, pushed wide of the cover fielder

last over coming up

End of over 49 (8 runs) Australia 245/8

    • GB Hogg 8 (11b)
    • MS Kasprowicz 0 (0b)
    • A Flintoff 10-1-39-2
49.1

Gough to Hogg, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, played away on the off side, not a well timed shot, just a single

fine leg comes inside the circle

49.2

Gough to Kasprowicz, 1 run, pitched up and angling in, pushed back past the diving bowler, excellent effort by Gough on his follow through, managed to get a touch on it but failed to prevent the single

49.3

Gough to Hogg, 1 run, short ball, pulled away straight to the man at deep midwicket

49.4

Gough to Kasprowicz, no run, yorker, driven straight to the cover fielder, excellent bowling

49.5

Gough to Kasprowicz, OUT, another good yorker! straight and on target, Kasprowicz makes room trying to get bat on ball but fails to make contact, ball crashes into the stumps, Australia 9 down

MS Kasprowicz b Gough 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

McGrath is the last man in

49.6

Gough to McGrath, 4 leg byes, another yorker, reversing in, this time drifting down the leg side, McGrath moves across trying to flick it away but fails to make contact, ball hits the boot and races away to the fine leg fence

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End of over 50 (7 runs) Australia 252/9

    • GD McGrath 0 (1b)
    • GB Hogg 10 (13b)
    • D Gough 10-0-47-1
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