Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

NatWest Challenge - 2nd match

England v Australia

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)

Match State: Match start scheduled for 10.45 local time (9.45am GMT) Good morning and Welcome to CricInfo's continuing live coverage of the NatWest Challenge. England lead the series 1-0 after a convincing 9 wicket win at Headingley, and now we move to Lord's, London for the second match of the three match series. It's a must win situation for Australia and they will be under tremendous pressure to perform well here. Rudi Koertzen and Jeremy Lloyds are the umpires for today's match. Australian captain Ricky Ponting has won the toss and elected to bowl first. as expected England go in with the same team that played at Headingley. Australia have made two changes, Hayden and Watson are out, in comes Simon Katich and Mike Kasprowicz. England - Marcus Trescothick, Andrew Strauss, Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff, Paul Collingwood, Geraint Jones, Ashley Giles, Darren Gough, Steve Harmison, Simon Jones. - Supersub: Vikram Solanki. Australia - Adam Gilchrist, Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting, Damien Martyn, Andrew Symonds, Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Mike Kasprowicz, Brett Lee, Jason Gillespie, Glenn McGrath. - Supersub: Brad Haddin Each team can now designate a 12th man(Supersub) who will be able to bat or bowl. The change will be announced over the PA system and details of the change shown on the giant screen. Fielding restrictions will now be in place for the first ten overs of the innings - rather than 15 at present - but there will be two blocks of five overs later on in the innings where the regulations come back into effect. These overs will be known as the Powerplay Fives, and will be taken by the fielding captain at his discretion. A minute silence being observed now as a mark of respect for all those who lost their lives in the London bomb attacks. it's bright and sunny out there, all in all excellent conditions for cricket Trescothick and Strauss will open the innings and it will be Brett Lee to start the bowling attack

0.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery, swinging in from outside the off stump, Trescothick offers no shot, ball misses the off stump by a whisker! what a start

0.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, again swinging in, but this one is down the leg side, ball clips the pad on its way to the keeper, appeal for caught behind turned down

0.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, left alone

0.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run

0.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery close to the off stump line, 93.8 mph, defended on the back-foot

0.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, pitched up and defended on the back-foot, Lee starts off with a maiden

McGrath will share the new ball with Lee, two slips in place

End of over 1 (maiden) England 0/0
ME Trescothick    0* (6b)      B Lee    1-1-0-0
AJ Strauss    0* (0b)     

1.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run, as expected right on target, good length delivery close to the off stump line, watchfully defended by Strauss

1.2

McGrath to Strauss, no run, turned away to the square leg region, excellent diving stop saves runs

1.3

McGrath to Strauss, 2 runs, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away off the back-foot to the deep backward square leg region, Lee moves across in the deep and fields

1.4

McGrath to Strauss, no run, pitched outside the off stump and swinging away, Strauss leaves it for the keeper

1.5

McGrath to Strauss, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss beaten, was looking to drive it down the ground

1.6

McGrath to Strauss, no run, turned away to the square leg region, Katich moves across quickly and cuts off the single, McGrath too starts off with a good over

End of over 2 (2 runs) England 2/0
AJ Strauss    2* (6b)      GD McGrath    1-0-2-0
ME Trescothick    0* (6b)     

2.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, left alone outside the off stump

2.2

Lee to Trescothick, 1 wide, pitched wide outside the off stump and angling away further

2.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery close to the off stump, Trescothick leaves it for the keeper

2.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run

2.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, in swinging yorker on the stumps, defended well in the end

2.5

Lee to Trescothick, 3 runs, pitched up outside the off stump, driven away through the extra cover region, excellent placement

2.6

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, played down to mid-off

End of over 3 (5 runs) England 7/0
AJ Strauss    3* (7b)      B Lee    2-1-5-0
ME Trescothick    3* (11b)     

3.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run, defended to the gully region, backward point moves across and picks it up

3.2

McGrath to Strauss, no run, swinging in from outside the off stump, Strauss gets hit on the pad trying to defended it on the back-foot, half hearted appeal for lbw turned down

3.3

McGrath to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, once again the line and length is perfect, defended on the back-foot by Strauss

3.4

McGrath to Strauss, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Strauss goes after it but fails to make contact

3.5

McGrath to Strauss, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven back to the bowler on the bounce, not a well timed shot

3.6

McGrath to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, again no width offered, defended on the back-foot

End of over 4 (maiden) England 7/0
AJ Strauss    3* (13b)      GD McGrath    2-1-2-0
ME Trescothick    3* (11b)     

4.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, left alone outside the off stump

4.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short rising delivery, too close to cut, Trescothick leans back and leaves it for the keeper

4.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, outside the off stump and angling away, Trescothick plays inside the line

4.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run

4.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, outside the off stump and moving away, draws Trescothick into the drive and beats him, good ball

4.6

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump, Trescothick stretches across and steers it down to the third man fence, made full use of Lee's pace there, fielder in the deep had no chance

End of over 5 (4 runs) England 11/0
ME Trescothick    7* (17b 1x4)      B Lee    3-1-9-0
AJ Strauss    3* (13b)     

5.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run

5.2

McGrath to Strauss, no run, defended on the back-foot

5.3

McGrath to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

5.4

McGrath to Strauss, no run, pitched up on the middle and leg stump line, driven down the ground to the mid-on region

5.5

McGrath to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump, another unplayable delivery, hit the track and just shot up

5.6

McGrath to Strauss, FOUR, Shot! pitched up in the slot outside the off stump, driven away beautifully to the cover fence, perfectly timed shot

End of over 6 (4 runs) England 15/0
AJ Strauss    7* (19b 1x4)      GD McGrath    3-1-6-0
ME Trescothick    7* (17b 1x4)     

6.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, defended on the back-foot

6.2

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, driven in the air but well wide of the cover fielders, again the ball was in the slot outside the off stump, Tresco took it on the back-foot

6.3

Lee to Trescothick, 1 run, steered down to third man, easy single

6.4

Lee to Strauss, 3 runs, driven down the track and past the diving mid-off fielder, Gillespie chases it down but fails to prevent the third run

6.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery, defended on the back-foot

6.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, punched away off the back-foot, perfectly timed but straight to the cover fielder

End of over 7 (8 runs) England 23/0
ME Trescothick    12* (22b 2x4)      B Lee    4-1-17-0
AJ Strauss    10* (20b 1x4)     

7.1

McGrath to Strauss, 1 wide, slower delivery down the leg side, Strauss fails to make contact

7.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run, fraction short and angling across the left-hander, Strauss leans back and cuts hard but misses the target by miles

7.2

McGrath to Strauss, no run, on the stumps, defended on the back-foot, ball rolls away on the leg side, McGrath follows it up and cuts off the single

7.3

McGrath to Strauss, no run, sharp bouncer on the stumps, Strauss had to react quickly to avoid getting hit, well bowled

7.4

McGrath to Strauss, 1 run, played down to third man

7.5

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, defended on the back-foot

7.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery, once again the line and length is just perfect, Trescothick can do nothing but to defend it on the back-foot

first bowling change of the day - Lee is out, in comes Kasprowicz

End of over 8 (2 runs) England 25/0
ME Trescothick    12* (24b 2x4)      GD McGrath    4-1-8-0
AJ Strauss    11* (24b 1x4)     

8.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, OUT, wicket first ball! short of a good length delivery close to the off stump line, Strauss chops it into the stumps

AJ Strauss b Kasprowicz 11 (32m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.00

was took close to cut, Strauss was beaten by the extra bounce, ball took the bottom edge and crashed into the wood work - Kasprowicz starts off with a wicket - England one down England captain Michael Vaughan is the next man in

8.2

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, left alone outside the off stump

8.3

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 run, steered down to third man, Vaughan off the mark

8.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, left alone outside the off stump, pulled away at the last possible moment

8.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven hard but straight to the cover fielder

8.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 run, punched down the track, Kasprowicz diving across to his right fails to stop it, quick single added to the total, end of a successful over

End of over 9 (2 runs) England 27/1
ME Trescothick    13* (27b 2x4)      MS Kasprowicz    1-0-2-1
MP Vaughan    1* (2b)     

9.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run

9.2

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, defended to the point region, fielder moves across to his right and picks it up

9.3

McGrath to Trescothick, 1 run, driven back, McGrath half stops it with his left hand, ball rolls away wide of the mid-on fielder, quick single taken

9.4

McGrath to Vaughan, OUT, gone! good length delivery, angling in from outside the off stump, Vaughan offers no shot and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and up goes the dreaded finger, England two down!

MP Vaughan lbw b McGrath 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

was a silly thing to do, offering no shot, and he pays the price. ball hit the pad just in line with the off stump, may be a bit high but in the end a good decision Pietersen is the next man in

9.5

McGrath to Pietersen, no run

9.6

McGrath to Pietersen, no run

Ponting opts to continue with the fielding restriction so the Second Powerplay comes into effect!

End of over 10 (1 run) England 28/2
KP Pietersen    0* (2b)      GD McGrath    5-1-9-1
ME Trescothick    14* (30b 2x4)     

10.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run

10.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, left alone outside the off stump

10.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run

10.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run

10.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, beaten outside the off stump

10.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, OUT, oh dear! Trescothick ends up with an inside edge trying to go over the top by coming down the track, Koertzen takes his time to make his decision, England three down and in trouble!

ME Trescothick c †Gilchrist b Kasprowicz 14 (46m 36b 2x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

Flintoff walks in

End of over 11 (wicket maiden) England 28/3
     MS Kasprowicz    2-1-2-2
KP Pietersen    0* (2b)     

11.1

McGrath to Pietersen, no run

11.2

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside the off stump

11.3

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

11.4

McGrath to Pietersen, no run

11.5

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, pushed to mid off

11.6

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside the off stump, end of another good over

was a big inside edge but for some reason Koertzen took a long time to signal, perhaps he thought that Trescothick will walk Fielding restrictions will now be in place for the first ten overs of the innings - rather than 15 at present - but there will be two blocks of five overs later on in the innings where the regulations come back into effect. These overs will be known as the Powerplay Fives, and will be taken by the fielding captain at his discretion.

End of over 12 (maiden) England 28/3
KP Pietersen    0* (8b)      GD McGrath    6-2-9-1
A Flintoff    0* (0b)     

12.1

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, on the pads, played away on the leg side

12.2

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, defended on the back-foot with a straight bat

12.3

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, played away behind point, not timed well enough to beat the fielder there

12.4

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended on the back-foot, again presented the full face of the bat

12.5

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, punched away off the back-foot to the cover region

12.6

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump

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End of over 13 (maiden) England 28/3
A Flintoff    0* (6b)      MS Kasprowicz    3-2-2-2
KP Pietersen    0* (8b)     

13.1

Lee to Pietersen, 3 runs, pushed to the vacant midwicket, couple of runs taken.

13.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short of length, Flintoff defends on the back-foot.

13.3

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, good length ball coming in, Flintoff pushes the ball past the bowler to the left of mid-on.

13.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, drifting onto middle and leg, off the pad to the on side.

13.5

Lee to Pietersen, 1 wide, too full and wide down the leg side.

13.5

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, short of length, drifting onto middle and leg, played down to Gillespie at long-leg.

13.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, good ball, defended back.

End of over 14 (6 runs) England 34/3
A Flintoff    1* (9b)      B Lee    5-1-23-0
KP Pietersen    4* (11b)     

14.1

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, FOUR, Good Shot! drifting onto the middle and leg, Pietersen plays through the vacant midwicket to the fence.

14.2

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, defended to the off side..

14.3

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, FOUR, full length ball swinging away, Pietersen drives, a thickish outside edge past the slips to the third man fence.

14.4

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, played to the on side.

14.5

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, 2 runs, Pietersen guides the ball to the third man, comes back for the second run.

14.6

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, 1 run, drifting onto the middle and leg, played down to the long-leg.

Third Powerplay on now.

End of over 15 (11 runs) England 45/3
KP Pietersen    15* (17b 2x4)      MS Kasprowicz    4-2-13-2
A Flintoff    1* (9b)     

15.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, turned to the square leg fielder.

15.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, turned to the square leg again.

15.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, pushed to mid-on.

15.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, short and too wide to attempt any shot, left alone by Pietersen.

15.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, defended to the mid-off fielder.

15.6

Lee to Pietersen, OUT, got em! good length ball coming in, Pietersen cover drives, inside edges onto the stumps.

KP Pietersen b Lee 15 (25m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 65.21

Match State: Drinks

End of over 16 (wicket maiden) England 45/4
     B Lee    6-2-23-1
A Flintoff    1* (9b)     

16.1

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, wonderful fielding by Symonds at cover, diving to his left as Flintoff pushes the ball to the off side.

16.2

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 1 no ball, Kasprowicz oversteps.

16.2

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, good length ball, defended to the off side.

16.3

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, good length ball coming in, pushed back to Kasprowicz

16.4

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff pushes the ball on the back-foot to Symonds at cover.

16.5

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff pushes the ball on the back-foot to the mid-on fielder.

16.6

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, almost had another wicket, full length ball coming in, Flintoff drives onto his pads, ball just misses the leg stump and goes behind.

Gillespie comes on now.

End of over 17 (1 run) England 46/4
A Flintoff    1* (16b)      MS Kasprowicz    5-2-14-2
PD Collingwood    0* (0b)     

17.1

Gillespie to Collingwood, 1 run, short of length, drifting onto the middle stump, played down to the long-leg fielder.

17.2

Gillespie to Flintoff, FOUR, Shot! short ball, Flintoff rocks back and pulls it to the square leg fence, one bounce into the fence.

17.3

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, pushed to the off side.

17.4

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, defended to the off side.

17.5

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, defends on the back-foot down the pitch back to Gillespie.

17.6

Gillespie to Flintoff, FOUR, shot! too short, Flintoff on the back-foot pulls it over the midwicket to the fence.

End of over 18 (9 runs) England 55/4
A Flintoff    9* (21b 2x4)      JN Gillespie    1-0-9-0
PD Collingwood    1* (1b)     

18.1

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, no run, short of length ball, Collingwood on the back-foot defends to the off side.

18.2

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, no run, good length ball, nipping back, Collingwood on the front foot leaves it alone.

18.3

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, no run, good length ball angling in, Collingwood on the front foot defends to the mid-off fielder.

18.4

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood drives on the up past the gully fielder to the third man region.

18.5

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff drives the ball straight to the extra-cover fielder.

18.6

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, short of length, Flintoff stands tall and punches the ball to the backward-point region, straight to Clarke.

End of over 19 (1 run) England 56/4
A Flintoff    9* (23b 2x4)      MS Kasprowicz    6-2-15-2
PD Collingwood    2* (5b)     

19.1

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, defended to the cover region.

19.2

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, full and wide outside off stump, Collingwood watches the ball and lets it go to the wicket keeper.

19.3

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, short of length, pitching outside off stump, Collingwood on the back-foot pushes to the left of Clarke at the backward-point region.

19.4

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, defends to the off side.

19.5

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood defends on the back-foot to Symonds at covers.

19.6

Gillespie to Collingwood, FOUR, Wonderful shot! Collingwood drives on the up, past cover fielder to the extra-cover fence.

End of over 20 (4 runs) England 60/4
PD Collingwood    6* (11b 1x4)      JN Gillespie    2-0-13-0
A Flintoff    9* (23b 2x4)     

20.1

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff defends on the off side.

20.2

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff defends down the pitch to the right off Kasprowicz, who picks the ball.

20.3

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, back of the length, Flintoff stands tall and drives straight to the point fielder.

20.4

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, pushed down the pitch to the right of Kasprowicz, who does well to cut the ball off.

20.5

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, short ball, Flintoff cuts, gets beaten.

20.6

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 1 run, Flintoff pushes off the back-foot to the deep extra-cover.

Symonds comes on.

End of over 21 (1 run) England 61/4
A Flintoff    10* (29b 2x4)      MS Kasprowicz    7-2-16-2
PD Collingwood    6* (11b 1x4)     

21.1

Symonds to Flintoff, 1 run, pushed past the diving point fielder to the deep.

21.2

Symonds to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood guides the ball to the third man fielder.

21.3

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff defends to the backward-point fielder.

21.4

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, good save by Clarke at point, diving to his right, after Flintoff cuts a short ball.

21.5

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, defended back to Symonds.

21.6

Symonds to Flintoff, 1 run, Flintoff chops the ball to the third man region.

Gillespie is back on

End of over 22 (3 runs) England 64/4
A Flintoff    12* (34b 2x4)      A Symonds    1-0-3-0
PD Collingwood    7* (12b 1x4)     

22.1

Gillespie to Flintoff, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump, Flintoff steps forward and drives it down the track to the long-off boundary, fantastic shot

22.2

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, again driven hard but this time straight to the point fielder

22.3

Gillespie to Flintoff, 2 runs, more runs, cut away to the deep backward point region, ugly looking shot but Flintoff managed to get decent bat on it, Lee dives across in the deep and saves runs

22.4

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run

22.5

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, defended to the backward-point region.

22.6

Gillespie to Flintoff, 1 wide, short and wide outside off stump, Flintoff tries to reach it.

22.6

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff defends on the back-foot to the backward-point fielder.

End of over 23 (7 runs) England 71/4
A Flintoff    18* (40b 3x4)      JN Gillespie    3-0-20-0
PD Collingwood    7* (12b 1x4)     

23.1

Symonds to Collingwood, no run, ball swinging in, pushed back to Symonds.

23.2

Symonds to Collingwood, no run, turned to the midwicket fielder.

23.3

Symonds to Collingwood, no run, ball drifting down the leg side, Collingwood tries to play the ball to the on side, misses it, Gilchrist behind the wicket takes the ball and whips of the bails, third umpire called for, given not out.

Collingwood there getting the benefit of doubt, close call.

23.4

Symonds to Collingwood, 1 run, turned to the long-leg region.

23.5

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, good length ball coming in, Flintoff hit on the pad, playing forward, a loud appeal, turned down.

23.6

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, drifting onto the middle and leg, hits the pad again.

End of over 24 (1 run) England 72/4
A Flintoff    18* (42b 3x4)      A Symonds    2-0-4-0
PD Collingwood    8* (16b 1x4)     

24.1

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, defended to the off side.

24.2

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, good length ball, Collingwood moves forward and defends to the off side.

24.3

Gillespie to Collingwood, 1 run, drifting onto the middle and leg, Collingwood turns the ball to the deep square leg fielder.

24.4

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff defends the ball to the left of the point fielder, who prevents the single.

24.5

Gillespie to Flintoff, 1 run, Flintoff guides the ball to the third man region.

24.6

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, short ball, Collingwood forces the ball straight to the backward-point fielder.

End of over 25 (2 runs) England 74/4
PD Collingwood    9* (20b 1x4)      JN Gillespie    4-0-22-0
A Flintoff    19* (44b 3x4)     

25.1

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, defends down the pitch to Symonds.

25.2

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, short ball, drifting down the leg side, Flintoff tries to pull, hits the glove and then falls behind to the left of Gilchrist.

25.3

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, defended back.

25.4

Symonds to Flintoff, 1 run, guides the ball to the third man region.

25.5

Symonds to Collingwood, no run, good ball! defended down the pitch to Symonds.

25.6

Symonds to Collingwood, no run, good over by Symonds, defended down the pitch back to Symonds.

End of over 26 (1 run) England 75/4
PD Collingwood    9* (22b 1x4)      A Symonds    3-0-5-0
A Flintoff    20* (48b 3x4)     

26.1

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, defends to the off side, Clarke runs in and fields the ball.

26.2

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff on the back-foot defends to the point region.

26.3

Gillespie to Flintoff, 2 runs, drifting onto the middle and leg, Flintoff plays down fine to the right of Martyn at fine leg.

26.4

Gillespie to Flintoff, 1 run, turned to the deep square leg region, easy single taken.

26.5

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, short ball, Collingwood pushes the ball to Clarke at cover.

26.6

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, almost a catch back to Gillespie, Collingwood drives on the up, just past Gillespie to mid-off.

End of over 27 (3 runs) England 78/4
PD Collingwood    9* (24b 1x4)      JN Gillespie    5-0-25-0
A Flintoff    23* (52b 3x4)     

27.1

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, defended to the off side.

27.2

Symonds to Flintoff, 1 run, short and wide, Flintoff dabs the ball to the right of Kasprowicz at third man.

27.3

Symonds to Collingwood, 2 runs, full length ball, Collingwood mistimes the shot, just over Ponting at midwicket to the deep.

27.4

Symonds to Collingwood, no run, pushes the ball to the off side.

27.5

Symonds to Collingwood, 1 run, drifting onto middle and leg, played down to the long-leg region.

27.6

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, defended to the off side.

End of over 28 (4 runs) England 82/4
A Flintoff    24* (55b 3x4)      A Symonds    4-0-9-0
PD Collingwood    12* (27b 1x4)     

28.1

Gillespie to Collingwood, 1 run, a thickish outside edge to the third man region.

28.2

Gillespie to Flintoff, FOUR, shot! Short ball, Flintoff rocks back and pulls it over the midwicket to the fence.

28.3

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, nicely fielded by Clarke to his right, Flintoff cuts the ball.

28.4

Gillespie to Flintoff, FOUR, a powerful shot! Flintoff drives on the up, past Gillespie to the long-on fence.

28.5

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, defended back.

28.6

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, defended to the mid-on region.

End of over 29 (9 runs) England 91/4
A Flintoff    32* (60b 5x4)      JN Gillespie    6-0-34-0
PD Collingwood    13* (28b 1x4)     

29.1

Symonds to Collingwood, no run, pitched up, driven back to Symonds.

29.2

Symonds to Collingwood, 2 runs, Collingwood late cuts the ball to the third man region, Kasprowicz does well to stop the ball.

29.3

Symonds to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood pushes the ball to the long-on region.

29.4

Symonds to Flintoff, 1 run, Flintoff turns the ball to the deep square leg region.

29.5

Symonds to Collingwood, 1 run, guides the ball to the third man region.

29.6

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, defends the ball to the off side.

End of over 30 (5 runs) England 96/4
A Flintoff    33* (62b 5x4)      A Symonds    5-0-14-0
PD Collingwood    17* (32b 1x4)     

30.1

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, defends back to the left of Gillespie.

30.2

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, good length ball, Collingwood moves forward and defends to the off side.

30.3

Gillespie to Collingwood, 1 wide, down the leg side, Collingwood stepping down the track.

30.3

Gillespie to Collingwood, 1 run, short of length, Collingwood steps out and pushes the ball to mid-off and takes off for a quick single.

30.4

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff defends on the back-foot to Gillespie.

30.5

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, short ball, Flintoff makes room and cuts straight to Clarke at point, who shys at the stumps at the non-striker's end.

30.6

Gillespie to Flintoff, SIX, Shot! too short, Flintoff pulls it over the backward-square leg fence into the stands for a maximum.

Clarke on now. coming round the wicket.

End of over 31 (8 runs) England 104/4
A Flintoff    39* (65b 5x4 1x6)      JN Gillespie    7-0-42-0
PD Collingwood    18* (35b 1x4)     

31.1

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 wide, wide down the leg side.

31.1

Clarke to Collingwood, 5 wides, again a wide down the leg side, this time it races to the fence.

31.1

Clarke to Collingwood, no run

31.2

Clarke to Collingwood, no run

31.3

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, played to the on side.

31.4

Clarke to Flintoff, no run, defended.

31.5

Clarke to Flintoff, 1 run, turned to the deep square leg region.

31.6

Clarke to Collingwood, 3 wides, again down the leg side.

31.6

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, defended to the off side.

McGrath back on.

End of over 32 (11 runs) England 115/4
PD Collingwood    19* (39b 1x4)      MJ Clarke    1-0-11-0
A Flintoff    40* (67b 5x4 1x6)     

32.1

McGrath to Flintoff, no run, short of length, coming in, Flintoff half-forward tries to play the ball, gets hit high on the pad.

32.2

McGrath to Flintoff, FOUR, cracking shot! short and wide, Flintoff on the back-foot cuts to the backward-point fence.

32.3

McGrath to Flintoff, no run, short of length, Flintoff moves into the line and defends to the off side.

32.4

McGrath to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff moves back and defends to Symonds at cover.

32.5

McGrath to Flintoff, no run, short ball, Flintoff guides it straight to Clarke at backward-point.

32.6

McGrath to Flintoff, no run, pitched up, Flintoff drives to the mid-on fielder.

End of over 33 (4 runs) England 119/4
A Flintoff    44* (73b 6x4 1x6)      GD McGrath    7-2-13-1
PD Collingwood    19* (39b 1x4)     

33.1

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, tossed up, Collingwood steps out and drive to the long-off region.

33.2

Clarke to Flintoff, no run, tossed up, turned to Ponting at midwicket.

33.3

Clarke to Flintoff, no run, a leading edge to the off side.

33.4

Clarke to Flintoff, no run, well fielded by Hussey, a diving stop, Flintoff cuts the ball.

33.5

Clarke to Flintoff, 1 run, turned to the on side.

33.6

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, again a leading edge along the ground to the off side, good over this time by Clarke.

End of over 34 (2 runs) England 121/4
PD Collingwood    20* (41b 1x4)      MJ Clarke    2-0-13-0
A Flintoff    45* (77b 6x4 1x6)     

34.1

McGrath to Flintoff, no run, good length ball, Flintoff mistimes the drive to the extra-cover fielder.

34.2

McGrath to Flintoff, 1 run, short ball, Flintoff cuts the ball to the third man region.

34.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, short of length, Collingwood steps down the track and pushes it the left of mid-off.

34.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, ball bouncing off the length, a touch wide, Collingwood cuts, gets beaten.

34.5

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 run, short ball, Collingwood cuts to the deep point region.

34.6

McGrath to Flintoff, 2 runs, short ball, Flintoff cuts, edges to the third man region, Martyn does well to stop the ball from going into the fence.

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End of over 35 (4 runs) England 125/4
A Flintoff    48* (80b 6x4 1x6)      GD McGrath    8-2-17-1
PD Collingwood    21* (44b 1x4)     

35.1

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run

35.2

Clarke to Flintoff, no run, played down to the silly mid-on region, Clarke moves across and fields

35.3

Clarke to Flintoff, 2 runs, fifty! played off the back-foot to the deep square leg region, get it wide of the fielders in the deep and comes back for the second, huge cheers all around

35.4

Clarke to Flintoff, 1 run

35.5

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, swept away to the fine leg region, easy single

35.6

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

Kasprowicz back into the attack now defensive field in place at the moment

End of over 36 (6 runs) England 131/4
A Flintoff    52* (84b 6x4 1x6)      MJ Clarke    3-0-19-0
PD Collingwood    23* (46b 1x4)     

36.1

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, FOUR, good length delivery, Flintoff steps forward and lofts it away well wide of the mid-on fielder, not a well timed shot but got enough bat on it

36.2

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 1 run, driven down the ground

36.3

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and angling in, defended on the back-foot

36.4

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, no run, fraction short and outside the off stump, Collingwood looking to cut it away fails to make contact

36.5

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump, Collingwood goes for the drive, ball takes the edge and races away fine to the third man boundary, welcome runs for England

36.6

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, 1 run

Clarke to continue

End of over 37 (10 runs) England 141/4
PD Collingwood    28* (50b 2x4)      MS Kasprowicz    8-2-26-2
A Flintoff    57* (86b 7x4 1x6)     

37.1

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, fuller, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away to the midwicket region

37.2

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed away in front of point, quick single taken

37.3

Clarke to Flintoff, 1 run, driven down the ground to the long-off region

37.4

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, gets hit on the pad trying to sweep, impact was well outside the line of the off stump

37.5

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, played down the track and past the bowler, long-off fielder moves in and keeps it down to just one

37.6

Clarke to Flintoff, no run, played away to the cover region

Ponting going in for the kill, Lee is back, he has four overs left in the spell

End of over 38 (3 runs) England 144/4
A Flintoff    58* (88b 7x4 1x6)      MJ Clarke    4-0-22-0
PD Collingwood    30* (54b 2x4)     

38.1

Lee to Collingwood, FOUR, over pitched delivery on the stumps, driven down the track to the long-on boundary, lovely shot

38.2

Lee to Collingwood, OUT, Lee strikes back! short and wide outside the off stump, Collingwood goes after it and ends up with a thick edge straight to Gilchrist behind the stumps, finally the breakthrough

PD Collingwood c †Gilchrist b Lee 34 (86m 56b 3x4 0x6) SR: 60.71

was there to be cut, Collingwood beaten by the extra pace England five down, Geraint Jones is the next man in

38.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, pitched up and drifting onto the pads, defended watchfully

38.4

Lee to GO Jones, no run, beaten outside the off stump, Jones was looking to defend on the front-foot

38.5

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, turned away in front of square on the leg side, Jones off the mark with an easy single

38.6

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, punched down the ground to the mid-off region, presented the full face of the bat, mid-on moves across and fields, 150 comes up for England

End of over 39 (6 runs) England 150/5
A Flintoff    59* (89b 7x4 1x6)      B Lee    7-2-29-2
GO Jones    1* (3b)     

39.1

Clarke to Flintoff, no run, tight delivery, defended on the back-foot

39.2

Clarke to Flintoff, 1 run, pushed away on the off side, fielders are deep, quick single taken

39.3

Clarke to GO Jones, no run, drifting in, defended on the back-foot, ball rolls away behind the stumps on the off side, Gilchrist quickly moves across and cuts off the single

39.4

Clarke to GO Jones, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the point region

39.5

Clarke to GO Jones, 1 leg bye, Jones looking to turn it away on the leg side fails to make contact, ball hits the pad and rolls away in front of point

39.6

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

End of over 40 (3 runs) England 153/5
A Flintoff    61* (92b 7x4 1x6)      MJ Clarke    5-0-24-0
GO Jones    1* (6b)     

40.1

Lee to Flintoff, no run

40.2

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, pitched up and swung away to the midwicket region, not a well timed shot

40.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended on the back-foot

40.4

Lee to GO Jones, no run, pushed away to the cover region

40.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, excellent yorker, Jones had no option but to defend it

40.6

Lee to GO Jones, no run, pitched up, driven straight to the man at cover, another fine over comes to an end

End of over 41 (1 run) England 154/5
GO Jones    1* (10b)      B Lee    8-2-30-2
A Flintoff    62* (94b 7x4 1x6)     

41.1

Clarke to Flintoff, no run, drifting in, defended to the off side, Gilchrist moves across and cuts it off

41.2

Clarke to Flintoff, no run, driven straight back to the bowler

41.3

Clarke to Flintoff, no run, cut away late but straight to the fielder at backward point, good over so far

41.4

Clarke to Flintoff, no run, another good delivery, defended to the cover region, Clarke goes after it and cuts off the single, four dot balls so far

41.5

Clarke to Flintoff, FOUR, there you go! fraction short, Flintoff rocks back and pulls it away to the midwicket fence, long time coming

41.6

Clarke to Flintoff, 1 run, again pulled away, this time straight to the fielder at deep midwicket

another bowling change, Kasprowicz is back on defensive field in place for Flintoff

End of over 42 (5 runs) England 159/5
A Flintoff    67* (100b 8x4 1x6)      MJ Clarke    6-0-29-0
GO Jones    1* (10b)     

42.1

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 1 leg bye, drifting into the pads, Flintoff fails to make contact, ball hits the pad and rolls away in front of square leg

long-off comes in for Jones

42.2

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, short outside the off stump, Jones fails to make contact, was looking to cut it away, beaten by the extra bounce

42.3

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, 2 runs, driven away to the deep cover region, gets it wide of Lee in the deep and comes back comfortably for the second

42.4

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, 1 run, played down the ground to the long-on region, easy single

42.5

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, FOUR, fulltoss down the leg side with the fine leg up in the circle is asking for trouble, all Flintoff had to do was get bat on ball, four easy runs added to the total

42.6

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, driven away well but straight to the fielder at cover, going down one one knee as he played it

Symonds is back on seven overs left in the innings, Lee has two overs left, McGrath two and Kasprowicz one

End of over 43 (8 runs) England 167/5
A Flintoff    71* (103b 9x4 1x6)      MS Kasprowicz    9-2-33-2
GO Jones    4* (13b)     

43.1

Symonds to GO Jones, 1 run, driven down to long-off

43.2

Symonds to Flintoff, 1 run, played away on the leg side, long-on moves across to his right and keeps it down to just one

43.3

Symonds to GO Jones, 1 run, cut away late to the third man region, easy single

43.4

Symonds to Flintoff, 1 run, fulltoss, lofted down to long-on, Martyn in the deep moves across quickly and cuts off the second

43.5

Symonds to GO Jones, no run, played away on the off side, not a well timed shot

43.6

Symonds to GO Jones, no run, driven straight to the cover fielder, end of a good over for Australia, just the four runs give away

End of over 44 (4 runs) England 171/5
GO Jones    6* (17b)      A Symonds    6-0-18-0
A Flintoff    73* (105b 9x4 1x6)     

44.1

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 2 runs, fulltoss, swung away to the deep midwicket region, easy two

44.2

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 1 run, slower ball, driven down to long-off

44.3

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, moves away even before the ball is bowled, Kasprowicz follows him with a fulltoss, in the end defend back to the bowler

44.4

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, FOUR, steps out, takes it on the full and hits it over the cover fielder, excellent shot!

44.5

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, play and miss outside the off stump

three men inside the circle on the leg side

44.6

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side, Jones fails to make contact, ball hits the pad and rolls away on the leg side, that's the end of Kasprowicz's spell

End of over 45 (8 runs) England 179/5
GO Jones    10* (21b 1x4)      MS Kasprowicz    10-2-40-2
A Flintoff    76* (107b 9x4 1x6)     

45.1

Symonds to GO Jones, 1 run, played down to long-on for an easy single

45.2

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, makes room and drives hard but ends up hitting it straight back to the bowler

45.3

Symonds to Flintoff, FOUR, that's four! pitched up delivery, Flintoff stands his ground and swings it away to the midwicket fence, clean hit

45.4

Symonds to Flintoff, 1 run, again lofted away, this time down to long-on

45.5

Symonds to GO Jones, 1 run

45.6

Symonds to Flintoff, SIX, this time it's maximum! fulltoss, smashed over the midwicket fence, that went a long way, Flintoff at his best

Lee is back

End of over 46 (13 runs) England 192/5
A Flintoff    87* (111b 10x4 2x6)      A Symonds    7-0-31-0
GO Jones    12* (23b 1x4)     

46.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run

46.2

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, pitched up and swinging in, played away to the midwicket region, mix-up going for the single, Ponting moves across quickly but fails to hit the stumps, Gilchrist fails to collect the ball cleanly and Flintoff survives

46.3

Lee to Flintoff, OUT, Flintoff falls! hits one in the air towards the cover point region, Flintoff was looking to clear the fence, got the height but not the distance, Hussey makes no mistake, third wicket for Brett Lee

A Flintoff c Hussey b Lee 87 (140m 112b 10x4 2x6) SR: 77.67

Giles is the next man in

46.4

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run

46.5

Lee to Giles, 1 run, forced away past the diving cover fielder, Giles off the mark

46.6

Lee to GO Jones, (no ball) 2 runs, fulltoss, played away through extra cover

46.6

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, swung away behind square on the leg side

End of over 47 (7 runs) England 199/6
GO Jones    17* (28b 1x4)      B Lee    9-2-37-3
AF Giles    1* (1b)     

47.1

McGrath to GO Jones, FOUR, fulltoss, sliced away past the diving fielder at backward point, good shot

47.2

McGrath to GO Jones, 1 run, played away to the mid-on region, a mistimed shot, Ponting runs across from midwicket and fields

47.3

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, played down the ground to the long-on region

47.4

McGrath to GO Jones, FOUR, four more! this is turning out to be a good over for England, attempted slower ball, ends up as a juicy fulltoss , Jones swing across and gets it on the middle, ball races away to the midwicket fence

47.5

McGrath to GO Jones, 1 run, played down long-on

47.6

McGrath to Giles, no run, makes room but fails to make contact, didn't miss the off stump by much

two overs left in the innings

End of over 48 (11 runs) England 210/6
AF Giles    2* (3b)      GD McGrath    9-2-28-1
GO Jones    27* (32b 3x4)     

48.1

Lee to GO Jones, OUT, fraction short, Jones swings across and ends up hitting it in the air towards deep midwicket, Hussey judges it to perfection, Lee gets one more to his name, England seven down

GO Jones c Katich b Lee 27 (38m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Darren Gough is the next man in

48.2

Lee to Giles, 1 run, played away through point, Gough was interested in the second but Giles quickly sends him back

48.3

Lee to Gough, 1 run, good yorker, defended well, looked like Gough was expecting it

48.4

Lee to Giles, 1 run, played away on the off side, direct hit at the bowler's and Giles was history

48.5

Lee to Gough, 1 run, played away to deep point

48.6

Lee to Giles, OUT, 5-for! stunning catch! fuller length delivery, Giles makes room and hits it in the air towards extra cover, Ponting dives across full length to his right and takes a blinder

AF Giles c Ponting b Lee 4 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Ponting was at full stretch and parallel to the ground when he took it - amazing stuff Harmison is the next man in

End of over 49 (4 runs) England 214/8
     B Lee    10-2-41-5
D Gough    2* (2b)     

49.1

McGrath to Gough, 1 run, yorker, dug out to extra cover for a single

49.2

McGrath to Harmison, 1 run, low fulltoss, again played to the extra cover region

49.3

McGrath to Gough, 1 run, again pitched up, driven away to the deep cover region

49.4

McGrath to Harmison, FOUR, fulltoss outside the line of the off stump, Harmison moves across and paddles it down to the fine leg region, lovely shot

49.5

McGrath to Harmison, 1 run, played away to the midwicket region, Ponting fails to hit the stumps at the bowler's end and Harmison makes it across safely

49.6

McGrath to Gough, 1 run, played back to McGrath on the bounce, who fails to collect it cleanly, ball rolls down to the mid-off region, single taken

England end up with 223 on the board we will be back in 35 minutes time with the Australian run chase - (at 14:00 GMT) be sure to join us then Match State: Innings Break For the latest bulletin on today's play, features and other stories please visit www.cricinfo.com All feedback about the game and our coverage are welcomed http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html Hello and welcome back for the Australian chase. Australia require 224 to win at 4.48 runs per over. Gilchrist to face Gough. Katich opening with Gilchrist Gough coming round the wicket.

End of over 50 (9 runs) England 223/8
D Gough    5* (5b)      GD McGrath    10-2-37-1
SJ Harmison    6* (3b 1x4)     
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