Australia tour of England and Scotland, 3rd Match: England v Australia at The Oval, Jul 12, 2005
NatWest Challenge - 3rd match
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 91 balls remaining)
12 July 2005 (50-over match)

Match State: Match start scheduled for 10.45 local time (9.45am GMT) Good morning and welcome to CricInfo's live coverage of the third and final match of the NatWest Challenge. Venue - The Brit Oval, London. England won the first match by nine-wickets and Australia came back from behind to level the series with a seven-wicket win at Lord's making today's match a virtual final. Ricky Ponting has won the toss and elected to field first Australia have made one change - Hayden comes in replacing Katich. England - Marcus Trescothick, Andrew Strauss, Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff, Paul Collingwood, Geraint Jones, Ashley Giles, Simon Jones, Darren Gough, Steven Harmison. Supersub - V S Solanki. Australia: Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting, Damien Martyn, Andrew Symonds, Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Brett Lee, Jason Gillespie, Michael Kasprowicz, Glenn McGrath. Supersub - Simon Katich. Substution rule - 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. Powerplay rule - 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. as usual Marcus Trescothick and Andrew Strauss will open the innings Brett Lee is at the top of his run-up, two slips in place - here we go!

0.1

Lee to Trescothick, 1 leg bye, rolls away on the leg side after hitting the pad, easy single taken, England off the mark

0.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, good delivery outside the off stump, Strauss leaves it for the keeper

0.3

Lee to Strauss, 1 wide, down the leg side

0.3

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

0.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, pitched up and swinging into the left-hander, driven back to the bowler on the bounce

0.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, Strauss not interested

0.6

Lee to Strauss, 1 wide, again drifting down the leg side, second wide of the over

0.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, ends the over with a short of a good length delivery close to the off stump line, Strauss leaves it for the keeper

McGrath to share the new ball with Lee - two slips in position

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

    • AJ Strauss 0 (5b)
    • ME Trescothick 0 (1b)
    • B Lee 1-0-2-0
1.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, straightaway on target, wicket to wicket delivery, swinging in a bit, defended watchfully

1.2

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery close to the off stump line, forced away to the point region

1.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, wide outside the off stump, Trescothick plays inside the line

1.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, pitched outside the off stump and swinging away sharply, Trescothick pushes forwards and gets beaten by the movement

1.5

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, well left outside the off stump

1.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery close to the off stump line, no shot offered - McGrath starts off with a maiden over

End of over 2 (maiden) England 3/0

    • ME Trescothick 0 (7b)
    • AJ Strauss 0 (5b)
    • GD McGrath 1-1-0-0
2.1

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, Strauss drives it down to the third man region, easy single

2.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run

2.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short rising delivery, again close to the off stump line, Trescothick stands tall on his back-foot and glides it away to the backward point region, did well to keep it down

2.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

2.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, edged away straight to the fielder at gully

just the one man inside the circle on the leg side

2.6

Lee to Trescothick, OUT, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Trescothick goes after it, ball takes the edge and flies straight to Kasprowicz at third man, Lee strikes early!

ME Trescothick c Kasprowicz b Lee 0 (13m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

was there to be hit but Trescothick failed to keep it down - that's Lee's 200th ODI wicket! Vaughan walks in

End of over 3 (1 run) England 4/1

    • AJ Strauss 1 (6b)
    • B Lee 2-0-3-1
3.1

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

3.2

McGrath to Vaughan, no run

3.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run

3.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, edged straight to the fielder at gully

3.5

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

3.6

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, another maiden! good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and swinging away from the right-hander, Vaughan leaves it for the keeper

End of over 4 (maiden) England 4/1

    • MP Vaughan 0 (6b)
    • AJ Strauss 1 (6b)
    • GD McGrath 2-2-0-0
4.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, on the pads, turned away well but straight to the fielder at square leg

4.2

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

third slip comes in place for Vaughan

4.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended watchfully

4.4

Lee to Vaughan, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, Vaughan gets into a good position and drives it away well wide of the gully fielder, third man moves across in the deep and keeps it down to just one

4.5

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

4.6

Lee to Strauss, FOUR, edge away into the gap between slip and gully, third man had no chance

End of over 5 (6 runs) England 10/1

    • AJ Strauss 6 (10b 1x4)
    • MP Vaughan 1 (8b)
    • B Lee 3-0-9-1
5.1

McGrath to Vaughan, no run

5.2

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, defended outside the off stump

5.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, drifting onto middle and leg, Vaughan gets hit on the pad trying to turn it away on the leg side

5.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run

5.5

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, fraction short but close to the off stump line, Vaughan leaves it for the keeper

5.6

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, third maiden in a row! closer to the off stump line and Vaughan gets beaten trying to defend it

End of over 6 (maiden) England 10/1

    • MP Vaughan 1 (14b)
    • AJ Strauss 6 (10b 1x4)
    • GD McGrath 3-3-0-0
6.1

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, Strauss mistimes the drive but gets it wide of the fielder at mid-off, quick single taken

6.2

Lee to Vaughan, no run, rising delivery outside the off stump, left alone

6.3

Lee to Vaughan, 3 runs, angling in and played away wide of Gillespie at mid-on who ends up kicking the ball away trying to pick it up

6.4

Lee to Strauss, no run

6.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, played back to the bowler, not a well timed shot

6.6

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, in the slot and drive away to the point region, excellent diving effort by Hussey saves a certain four but fails to prevent the single

End of over 7 (5 runs) England 15/1

    • AJ Strauss 8 (14b 1x4)
    • MP Vaughan 4 (16b)
    • B Lee 4-0-14-1
7.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run, defended to the off side

7.2

McGrath to Strauss, no run, edged away to the gully region, Ponting quickly moves across from backward point and cuts off the single

7.3

McGrath to Strauss, no run, steered away to the gully region, once again Strauss fails to get it past Ponting

7.4

McGrath to Strauss, no run, fraction short and close to the off stump line, Strauss pushes at it with no real conviction, gets beaten by a long way, McGrath at his best

7.5

McGrath to Strauss, no run, forced away to the point region

7.6

McGrath to Strauss, no run, make that four maidens in a row! on the middle and leg stump line, turned away on the leg side, square leg moves in and fields

GD McGrath * 4.0 4 0 0 !! Kasprowicz into the attack now

End of over 8 (maiden) England 15/1

    • AJ Strauss 8 (20b 1x4)
    • MP Vaughan 4 (16b)
    • GD McGrath 4-4-0-0
8.1

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Vaughan moves forward and drives it away through extra cover, top shot

8.2

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

8.3

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, angling across the left-hander, Strauss beaten trying to cut it away

8.4

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, Strauss leaves it for the keeper on this occasion

8.5

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 2 runs, on the pads, turned away well wide of the fielder at square leg, comfortable two

8.6

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, pitched outside the off stump and angling away, no shot offered

End of over 9 (7 runs) England 22/1

    • AJ Strauss 10 (24b 1x4)
    • MP Vaughan 9 (18b 1x4)
    • MS Kasprowicz 1-0-7-0
9.1

McGrath to Vaughan, no run

9.2

McGrath to Vaughan, no run

9.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run

9.4

McGrath to Vaughan, 2 runs, dropped! short ball and Vaughan goes after it, ends up hitting it high up towards fine leg, Gillespie fails to hold on to a fairly easy chance

9.5

McGrath to Vaughan, no run

9.6

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, left alone outside the off stump, end of another fine over

Ponting opts to take Powerplay two straightaway

End of over 10 (2 runs) England 24/1

    • MP Vaughan 11 (24b 1x4)
    • AJ Strauss 10 (24b 1x4)
    • GD McGrath 5-4-2-0
10.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run

10.2

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run

10.3

Kasprowicz to Strauss, FOUR, width outside the off stump, cut away in style to the backward point boundary

10.4

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 1 run, not again! fraction short and Strauss goes after it, ball takes the top edge and lobs up behind the stumps, this time Gilchrist fails to hold on !

10.5

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run

10.6

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run

End of over 11 (5 runs) England 29/1

    • MP Vaughan 11 (26b 1x4)
    • AJ Strauss 15 (28b 2x4)
    • MS Kasprowicz 2-0-12-0
11.1

McGrath to Strauss, FOUR, pitched up on the middle and leg stump line, Strauss moves forward and flicks it away to the midwicket fence, lovely shot, finally they manage to get some runs off McGrath

11.2

McGrath to Strauss, 1 run, turned away on the leg side

11.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run

11.4

McGrath to Vaughan, FOUR, four more! good length delivery outside the off stump, Vaughan pushes forward and drives it away into the gap between the cover fielders, perfect timing and placement, fantastic shot

11.5

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, forced away to the point region

11.6

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, swinging away, Vaughan plays inside the line

End of over 12 (9 runs) England 38/1

    • MP Vaughan 15 (30b 2x4)
    • AJ Strauss 20 (30b 3x4)
    • GD McGrath 6-4-11-0
12.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, FOUR, more runs! short and wide outside the off stump, cut away off the back-foot to the cover fence, got right on top of the bounce and placed it to perfection

12.2

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run

12.3

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 2 runs, on the pads, turned away to the vacant midwicket region, runs hard looking for the third but the fielder chases it down quickly and they decided not to go for the third

12.4

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run

12.5

Kasprowicz to Strauss, OUT, RUN OUT! glided away to the gully region, bit of hesitation going for the single, Ponting scores a direct hit at the striker's end and Vaughan is short of his crease, third umpire confirms, England two down and struggling

MP Vaughan run out 15 (38m 30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Ponting took the ball on the bounce moving across to his right Pietersen is the next man in

12.6

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run

Gillespie into the attack now

End of over 13 (6 runs) England 44/2

    • KP Pietersen 0 (1b)
    • AJ Strauss 26 (35b 4x4)
    • MS Kasprowicz 3-0-18-0
13.1

Gillespie to Strauss, no run

13.2

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery close to the off stump line, defended on the back-foot

13.3

Gillespie to Strauss, 1 no ball, again fraction short, defended on the back-foot

13.3

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, defended to the off side, again took it on the back-foot

13.4

Gillespie to Strauss, no run

13.5

Gillespie to Strauss, 1 run, slapped away off the back-foot to the point region, Clarke dives across and saves runs but fails to prevent the single

13.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Pietersen leaves it for the keeper

last over of Powerplay two coming up

End of over 14 (2 runs) England 46/2

    • KP Pietersen 0 (2b)
    • AJ Strauss 27 (41b 4x4)
    • JN Gillespie 1-0-2-0
14.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended

14.2

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 3 runs, turned away past the diving midwicket fielder, McGrath just manages to pull it in, comfortable three

14.3

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, 3 runs, drifting onto the pads, turned away to the fine leg region, gets it wide of the fielder, runs hard and comes back for the third, excellent running between the wickets, 50 comes up for England

14.4

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run

14.5

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, was there to be hit but Strauss fails to make contact, was looking to cut it away off the back-foot

14.6

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 1 wide, down the leg side

14.6

Kasprowicz to Strauss, FOUR, again width offered outside the off stump, this time Strauss makes contact with the cut shot, ball rockets away to the cover boundary, sensational shot!

End of over 15 (11 runs) England 57/2

    • AJ Strauss 34 (46b 5x4)
    • KP Pietersen 3 (3b)
    • MS Kasprowicz 4-0-29-0
15.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run

15.2

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

15.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, played down to mid-off

15.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, turned away on the leg side, not a well timed shot

15.5

Gillespie to Strauss, 2 runs, driven off the back-foot to the deep cover region, found the gap between cover and point

15.6

Gillespie to Strauss, no run

Powerplay three on now

End of over 16 (3 runs) England 60/2

    • AJ Strauss 36 (48b 5x4)
    • KP Pietersen 4 (7b)
    • JN Gillespie 2-0-5-0
16.1

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, 1 run, down to third man

16.2

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run

Kasprowicz bowling round the wicket to the left-hander

16.3

Kasprowicz to Strauss, OUT, gone! outside the off stump and moving away slightly, Strauss ends up with a faint edge trying to run it down to third man, Gilchrist makes no mistake on this occasion, England three down

AJ Strauss c †Gilchrist b Kasprowicz 36 (81m 50b 5x4 0x6) SR: 72.00

Strauss was beaten by the away movement, was a nothing shot and he pays the price, Australia right on top Flintoff walks in

16.4

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run

16.5

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run

slip and a gully in place

16.6

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 1 run, width outside the off stump, steered down to third man, Flintoff off the mark with an easy single

End of over 17 (2 runs) England 62/3

    • A Flintoff 1 (3b)
    • KP Pietersen 5 (8b)
    • MS Kasprowicz 5-0-31-1
17.1

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, close to the off stump line, defended watchfully

17.2

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run

17.3

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, outside off, Flintoff stays back and pushes it to the right of the point fielder

17.4

Gillespie to Flintoff, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, just a bit of room offered by Gillespie, Flintoff goes back and cuts it to the thirdman region, quick throw from Lee thuds into the gloves of Gilchrist

17.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside off, Pietersen lets it through to the keeper

17.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, 2 runs, slower delivery, just held back a bit, Pietersen steps outside, gets outside the line and punches it back past Gillespie's outstretched hands, comfortable two to end the over

End of over 18 (3 runs) England 65/3

    • KP Pietersen 7 (10b)
    • A Flintoff 2 (7b)
    • JN Gillespie 3-0-8-0
18.1

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 3 runs, short and wide, that was asking to be hit, Flintoff plays away from the body, doesn't get the middle of the bat, but good enough for three runs

That was a good diving stop by Gillespie out on the point boundary, flicked the ball just before crossing the ropes himself

18.2

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run

18.3

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, FOUR, wide half volley outside off, Pietersen has to stretch a lot, plays away from the body, and punches it into the open spaces in the cover region for a handsome boundary

18.4

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, this time around the thigh padare, plays it straight to the man at mid wicket

18.5

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed just wide of the man at mid on, and pinch a single

18.6

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run

End of over 19 (8 runs) England 73/3

    • A Flintoff 5 (9b)
    • KP Pietersen 12 (14b 1x4)
    • MS Kasprowicz 6-0-39-1
19.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, regulation delivery by Gillespie, Pietersen plays it with a straight bat, straight back to Gillespie

19.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run

19.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away straight on the bounce to the fielder at short cover

19.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fraction short and outside the off stump, Pietersen ends up with an inside edge onto his pad trying to force it away on the off side

19.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, width outside the off stump, cut away off the back-foot, fails to beat Clarke moving across from point

19.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, powered down to mid-off

all the Powerplay sessions are over now - still an attacking field in place just the one wide slip in place

End of over 20 (maiden) England 73/3

    • KP Pietersen 12 (20b 1x4)
    • A Flintoff 5 (9b)
    • JN Gillespie 4-1-8-0
20.1

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended on the front-foot with a straight bat

20.2

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 1 wide, way outside the off stump

20.2

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run

20.3

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, bit of width outside the off stump, cut away straight to the point fielder at one bounce

20.4

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, forced away to the gully region, Ponting dives across full stretch and saves a certain four

20.5

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump, Flintoff was looking to hit through the line, bit of frustration creeping in

20.6

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, OUT, got'm! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Flintoff goes back looking to force it away through cover, ball clips the bottom edge and goes behind, Gilchrist dives across to his right and takes a good low catch

A Flintoff c †Gilchrist b Kasprowicz 5 (10m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

was a straight delivery, Flintoff played at it with no real foot work - England four down Collingwood is the next man in

End of over 21 (1 run) England 74/4

    • KP Pietersen 12 (20b 1x4)
    • MS Kasprowicz 7-0-40-2
21.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run

21.2

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run

two slips in place for the new batsman

21.3

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line, defended watchfully

21.4

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length delivery, again close to the off stump line, Collingwood gets behind the line and defends it on the back-foot

21.5

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, angling in from outside the off stump, driven away to the cover region

21.6

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

End of over 22 (1 run) England 75/4

    • PD Collingwood 0 (5b)
    • KP Pietersen 13 (21b 1x4)
    • JN Gillespie 5-1-9-0
22.1

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, outside the off stump, Pietersen moves across a long way but offers no shot

22.2

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, pushed down to the mid-on region

just a wide first slip in position for Pietersen

22.3

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, 1 run, angling in from outside the off stump, Pietersen moves across a bit and works it away to the vacant midwicket region for an easy sing;e

22.4

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, no run, pushed down to the silly mid-off region, cover fielder moves in quickly and picks it up

22.5

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, 1 run, glided down to third man, Collingwood was looking for a second run, sweeper moves across quickly in the deep and cuts it off

22.6

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, bit of width outside the off stump, Pietersen slashes hard at it, misses the target by miles

End of over 23 (2 runs) England 77/4

    • KP Pietersen 14 (25b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 1 (7b)
    • MS Kasprowicz 8-0-42-2
23.1

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run

23.2

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, on the stumps, defended to the silly mid-on region, Gillespie moves across to his right and picks it up

23.3

Gillespie to Collingwood, 3 runs, drifting onto the pads, Collingwood moves across and forces it away through the vacant midwicket region, valiant diving effort in the deep save one run

23.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run

23.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, short ball, pulled away in the air to the deep backward square leg region, not in full control though

23.6

Gillespie to Collingwood, 1 run, angled away to the third man region for an easy single

End of over 24 (5 runs) England 82/4

    • PD Collingwood 5 (11b)
    • KP Pietersen 15 (27b 1x4)
    • JN Gillespie 6-1-14-0
24.1

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, FOUR, short and angling in from outside the off stump, Collingwood pulls it away past the fielder at mid-on and the ball races away to the fence, powerful shot

24.2

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, no run

24.3

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, no run, defended to the off side

24.4

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, no run, on the stumps, defended watchfully

24.5

Kasprowicz to Collingwood, no run, pushed away behind point, fielder moves in quickly and cuts off the single

24.6

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

End of over 25 (4 runs) England 86/4

    • PD Collingwood 9 (17b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 15 (27b 1x4)
    • MS Kasprowicz 9-0-46-2
25.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, edged away behind point

25.2

Gillespie to Collingwood, OUT, angling in from outside the off stump, Collingwood was looking to play it away on the leg side, ball clips the leading edge and goes straight to Symonds at short cover, Gillespie gets one to his name - England's slump continues!

PD Collingwood c Symonds b Gillespie 9 (17m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Geraint Jones is the next man in

25.3

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run

25.4

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run

25.5

Gillespie to GO Jones, 1 run, driven straight past the bowler, Martyn at mid-off dives across and saves runs, Jones off the mark

25.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, defended on the back-foot, ball rolls back to the bowler, end of a successful over

End of over 26 (2 runs) England 88/5

    • KP Pietersen 16 (29b 1x4)
    • GO Jones 1 (3b)
    • JN Gillespie 7-1-16-1
26.1

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, defended to the short midwicket region

26.2

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, left alone outside the off stump

26.3

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run

26.4

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

26.5

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Jones leaves it for the keeper

26.6

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, again left alone outside the off stump, Kasprowicz finishes his spell with a maiden

End of over 27 (maiden) England 88/5

    • GO Jones 1 (9b)
    • KP Pietersen 16 (29b 1x4)
    • MS Kasprowicz 10-1-46-2
27.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, excellent delivery, moving away late, Pietersen beaten comprehensively

27.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, drifting onto the pads, turned away beautifully to the backward square leg region, Hayden moving across from square leg fails to pick it up cleanly and McGrath backing up fails to stop the ball from touching the ropes

27.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run

27.4

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run

27.5

Gillespie to GO Jones, OUT, six down! short and wide outside the off stump, Jones fails to keep it down, Kasprowicz at third man moves across and judges it to perfection

GO Jones c Kasprowicz b Gillespie 1 (11m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

Vaughan opts to bring Solanki in, he replaces Simon Jones

27.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run

End of over 28 (5 runs) England 93/6

    • KP Pietersen 21 (33b 2x4)
    • VS Solanki 0 (0b)
    • JN Gillespie 8-1-21-2
28.1

Symonds to Solanki, no run

28.2

Symonds to Solanki, no run

28.3

Symonds to Solanki, no run, cut away to the short third man region, not a well timed shot

28.4

Symonds to Solanki, no run, played back, Symonds moves across and fields

28.5

Symonds to Solanki, no run, driven down to the mid-on region

28.6

Symonds to Solanki, no run, left alone outside the off stump, Symonds starts off with a maiden

Ponting going in for the kill here, Brett Lee is back

End of over 29 (maiden) England 93/6

    • VS Solanki 0 (6b)
    • KP Pietersen 21 (33b 2x4)
    • A Symonds 1-1-0-0
29.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen not interested

lone slip in place

29.2

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

29.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery, bit of width offered but Pietersen plays it safe

29.4

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

29.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, pushed straight to the fielder at cover

29.6

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, played down to fine leg for an easy single

End of over 30 (1 run) England 94/6

    • KP Pietersen 22 (39b 2x4)
    • VS Solanki 0 (6b)
    • B Lee 5-0-15-1
30.1

Symonds to Pietersen, 1 run

30.2

Symonds to Solanki, no run, hit on the pad trying to play down the ground

30.3

Symonds to Solanki, 1 run, played away on the leg side

30.4

Symonds to Pietersen, 1 run, driven down to the long-on region,looked like the ball hit the inner half of the bat

30.5

Symonds to Solanki, 1 run, down to third man

30.6

Symonds to Pietersen, 1 run

End of over 31 (5 runs) England 99/6

    • KP Pietersen 25 (42b 2x4)
    • VS Solanki 2 (9b)
    • A Symonds 2-1-5-0
31.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery on the off stump line, defended on the back-foot with a straight bat

31.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run

31.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, pushed away on the off side

31.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, short outside the off stump, pushed away off the back-foot to the cover region

31.5

Lee to Pietersen, 1 wide, bouncer down the leg side, 100 comes up for England

31.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run

31.6

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, on the pads and flicked away to the vacant midwicket boundary, typical Pietersen shot

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End of over 32 (5 runs) England 104/6

    • KP Pietersen 29 (48b 3x4)
    • VS Solanki 2 (9b)
    • B Lee 6-0-20-1
32.1

Symonds to Solanki, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, turned away to long-leg for an easy single

32.2

Symonds to Pietersen, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen stretches forward and drives it away wide of the fielder at mid-off, quick single taken

32.3

Symonds to Solanki, no run, fraction short, defended on the back-foot

32.4

Symonds to Solanki, no run, played down to mid-on

32.5

Symonds to Solanki, no run, pitched up and angling in, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

32.6

Symonds to Solanki, no run, pushed away to the point region, another over quietly goes by

End of over 33 (2 runs) England 106/6

    • VS Solanki 3 (14b)
    • KP Pietersen 30 (49b 3x4)
    • A Symonds 3-1-7-0
33.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, on the stump, defended with the straight bat, ball rolls back to the bowler

33.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, again defended on the back-foot, Pietersen playing it safe at the moment

33.3

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, short ball, pulled away in style to the midwicket region, took it on the top of the bounce

33.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run

33.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, played down to mid-off

33.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, again played down to the mid-off region, not a well timed shot on this occasion

Michael Clarke into the attack now

End of over 34 (4 runs) England 110/6

    • KP Pietersen 34 (55b 4x4)
    • VS Solanki 3 (14b)
    • B Lee 7-0-24-1
34.1

Clarke to Solanki, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, Solanki moves forward, takes it on the full and drives it down to long-off for an easy single

34.2

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, played away on the off side

34.3

Clarke to Solanki, 1 wide, down the leg side

34.3

Clarke to Solanki, 2 runs, again drifting down the leg side, this time Solanki gets bat on ball

34.4

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

34.5

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, forced away wide of the cover fielder, this is turning out to be a good over for England

34.6

Clarke to Solanki, 1 run, driven straight the track to finish off the over with a single

End of over 35 (8 runs) England 118/6

    • VS Solanki 8 (18b)
    • KP Pietersen 36 (57b 4x4)
    • MJ Clarke 1-0-8-0
35.1

Symonds to Solanki, no run, off break to start with, Solanki tries to run it don to thirdman, gets beaten first up!

35.2

Symonds to Solanki, FOUR, pitched up delivery, driven down the ground to the extra cover region, a diving Brett Lee allows the ball from under his body

35.3

Symonds to Solanki, no run

35.4

Symonds to Solanki, 1 run, in line with the stumps, Solanki gets outside the line and paddles it away to the on side

35.5

Symonds to Pietersen, no run

35.6

Symonds to Pietersen, FOUR, on the pads, and Pietersen flicks it off his pads to the vacant mid wicket boundary, looked like the ball sailed over the ropes, but Umpire Koertzen signals four

End of over 36 (9 runs) England 127/6

    • KP Pietersen 40 (59b 5x4)
    • VS Solanki 13 (22b 1x4)
    • A Symonds 4-1-16-0
36.1

Clarke to Solanki, no run, turned away to the onside

36.2

Clarke to Solanki, no run, Solanki goes for the sweep, but gets wrapped on the pads, impact was outside the line of the stumps

36.3

Clarke to Solanki, no run, steps out and drives to the man at short cover

36.4

Clarke to Solanki, 1 wide, down the leg side

36.4

Clarke to Solanki, 1 run

36.5

Clarke to Pietersen, SIX, Action at its best!! Pietersen charges down and hits it over the long on fence, Kasprowicz stationed at long on, times his jump to perfection, catches the ball, but can't quite land with the field of play

That was a good shot by Pietersen, and it was a good piece of fielding and athleticism by Kasper at the long on fence

36.6

Clarke to Pietersen, no run

End of over 37 (8 runs) England 135/6

    • KP Pietersen 46 (61b 5x4 1x6)
    • VS Solanki 14 (26b 1x4)
    • MJ Clarke 2-0-16-0
37.1

Symonds to Solanki, 1 run, shortish delivery, Solanki tries to drive it but gets the top edge of the bat and it runs down to thirdman for a single

37.2

Symonds to Pietersen, 1 run, in line with the stumps, and Pietersen flicks it away to the deep mid wicket region

37.3

Symonds to Solanki, no run, quickish off break by Symonds, Solanki plays it away to the onside

37.4

Symonds to Solanki, 1 run, quickish delivery, run down to thirdman

37.5

Symonds to Pietersen, no run, played away defensively, think of stealing a run, but decide against it at the last moment

37.6

Symonds to Pietersen, 1 run, played away down the ground to long on for a single, ends the over and will retain the strike

End of over 38 (4 runs) England 139/6

    • KP Pietersen 48 (64b 5x4 1x6)
    • VS Solanki 16 (29b 1x4)
    • A Symonds 5-1-20-0
38.1

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, driven away to long on for a single

38.2

Clarke to Solanki, 1 run, Pietersen not afraid to give the charge, again charges down and plays it away to long off

38.3

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, driven back to the bowler

38.4

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, quickish delivery, Pietersen stays back, hops on one leg and plays the ball to the long on region to bring up his fifty

This pair, the last recognised pair for England, have done a great rescue job so far

38.5

Clarke to Solanki, no run

38.6

Clarke to Solanki, no run

End of over 39 (3 runs) England 142/6

    • VS Solanki 17 (32b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 50 (67b 5x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 3-0-19-0
39.1

Symonds to Pietersen, no run

39.2

Symonds to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed away wide of the cover fielder, single brings up the 50 partnership

39.3

Symonds to Solanki, no run, punched off the back-foot to he mid-off region

39.4

Symonds to Solanki, FOUR, shot! steps forward and drives the ball past the diving cover fielder, welcome boundary for England

39.5

Symonds to Solanki, no run

39.6

Symonds to Solanki, 1 run, fraction short and outside the off stump, Solanki opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for an easy single

End of over 40 (6 runs) England 148/6

    • VS Solanki 22 (36b 2x4)
    • KP Pietersen 51 (69b 5x4 1x6)
    • A Symonds 6-1-26-0
40.1

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

40.2

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, close to the off stump line, defended on the front-foot

40.3

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Pietersen moves forward and flicks it away to the short midwicket region

40.4

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, on the stumps, driven down the ground to the long-on region, presented the full face of the bat, 150 comes up for England

40.5

Clarke to Solanki, FOUR, comes down the track and hits over the bowler's head

40.6

Clarke to Solanki, no run, fraction short, Solanki backs away and cuts it towards point

Gillespie is back - nine overs left in the innings - Lee has three left in his spell and McGrath four

End of over 41 (6 runs) England 154/6

    • VS Solanki 27 (39b 3x4)
    • KP Pietersen 52 (72b 5x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 4-0-25-0
41.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, SIX, comes down the track even before the ball is bowled, Gillespie bangs it in short, Pietersen swings across and gets it on the middle, ball flies over the midwicket fence, amazing shot

41.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run

41.3

Gillespie to Solanki, FOUR, more runs! drifting down the leg side, Solanki moves across a bit and turns it away behind square on the leg side, comfortably beats the fielders in the deep

41.4

Gillespie to Solanki, 1 run, slower ball, forced away on the off side

41.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, 2 runs, played away to the deep midwicket region, runs hard and gets back for the second

41.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, played away to the extra cover region, quick single called for, Symonds fails to hits the stumps at the bowler's end and Pietersen survives, close call

McGrath back into the attack now fine leg is up inside the circle

End of over 42 (13 runs) England 169/6

    • KP Pietersen 66 (76b 6x4 2x6)
    • VS Solanki 32 (41b 4x4)
    • JN Gillespie 9-1-34-2
42.1

McGrath to Pietersen, FOUR, take that! good length delivery outside the off stump, smashed away to the cover fence, wasn't that wide from the fielder in the deep but he hardly got any time to react

42.2

McGrath to Pietersen, 2 runs, again driven away to deep cover

42.3

McGrath to Pietersen, no run

42.4

McGrath to Pietersen, no run

42.5

McGrath to Pietersen, 1 run, backs away and drives straight down the ground to the long-on region

42.6

McGrath to Solanki, FOUR, four more! good length delivery close to the off stump line, Solanki makes room and drives through extra cover, another good over for England comes to an end

6 an over from here on will take England to 222

End of over 43 (13 runs) England 180/6

    • VS Solanki 36 (42b 5x4)
    • KP Pietersen 69 (81b 7x4 1x6)
    • GD McGrath 7-4-22-0
43.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, shot! angling in from outside the off stump, Pietersen drives down the ground, comfortably beats the fielder at long-off, powerful shot

43.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, played down to long-on, just a single on this occasion

43.3

Gillespie to Solanki, 1 run, fraction short, was the slower one, Solanki picks it up and hits across the line to the long-on region

43.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, OUT, bowled'm! slower delivery, Pietersen misses the target and Gillespie hits, big wicket this!

KP Pietersen b Gillespie 74 (133m 84b 7x4 2x6) SR: 88.09

Pietersen was looking to clear the fence by coming down the track

43.5

Gillespie to Giles, 1 run, played away on the off side

43.6

Gillespie to Solanki, 1 run, pushed away behind point, single will keep Solanki on strike

End of over 44 (8 runs) England 188/7

    • VS Solanki 38 (44b 5x4)
    • AF Giles 1 (1b)
    • JN Gillespie 10-1-42-3
44.1

McGrath to Solanki, no run, yorker on the stump, defended

44.2

McGrath to Solanki, 2 runs, played down the ground

44.3

McGrath to Solanki, no run, forced away to the point region

44.4

McGrath to Solanki, 1 run, width outside the off stump, cut away wide of the point fielder

44.5

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, slower ball, played down to third man for an easy single

44.6

McGrath to Solanki, 1 run, pitched up and driven away to the cover region, went straight to the fielder at the edge of the circle, quick single taken

End of over 45 (5 runs) England 193/7

    • VS Solanki 42 (49b 5x4)
    • AF Giles 2 (2b)
    • GD McGrath 8-4-27-0
45.1

Lee to Solanki, 2 runs, width outside the off stump, cut away behind point, runs hard looking for the second and makes it across comfortably

45.2

Lee to Solanki, 1 run, fuller, driven down the ground to the long-off region

45.3

Lee to Giles, 1 no ball, played away to the cover region

45.3

Lee to Giles, 2 runs, pitched up and lofted away to the deep point region, Hussey fails to hold on to a difficult chance

45.4

Lee to Giles, 1 run, played down to the mid-on region, Symonds hits the stumps at the bowler's end but Giles was never in trouble

45.5

Lee to Solanki, no run, makes room and gets beaten, ball goes behind through the gap between the stumps and the pad

45.6

Lee to Solanki, no run, hit on the pad, appeal turned down, impact was outside the line of the off stump

End of over 46 (7 runs) England 200/7

    • VS Solanki 45 (53b 5x4)
    • AF Giles 5 (5b)
    • B Lee 8-0-31-1
46.1

McGrath to Giles, FOUR, Giles! good length delivery outside the off stump, Giles walks across and flicks it away to the vacant fine leg fence, Valuable runs being added here

46.2

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, driven away past the cover fielder

46.3

McGrath to Solanki, 1 run, comes down the track, takes the ball on the full and drives through extra cover

46.4

McGrath to Giles, no run, steps away even before the ball is bowled, McGrath bowls it wide outside the off stump and Giles fails to make contact

46.5

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, cut away in front of point

46.6

McGrath to Solanki, 1 run, driven away through cover, Solanki was looking for a second, fielder in the deep attacks the ball and keeps it down to just one

End of over 47 (8 runs) England 208/7

    • VS Solanki 47 (55b 5x4)
    • AF Giles 11 (9b 1x4)
    • GD McGrath 9-4-35-0
47.1

Lee to Solanki, 1 run, driven down the ground to the long-on region, Symonds does well in the deep

47.2

Lee to Giles, 1 run, forced away on the off side

47.3

Lee to Solanki, 1 run, fulltoss on the stumps, played straight to Martyn at cover who fails to hits the stumps at the bowler's end, direct hit would have been interesting

47.4

Lee to Giles, FOUR, makes room and swings hard, ball clips the edge and races away to the third man fence

47.5

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

47.6

Lee to Solanki, no run, sliced away to the point region, Clarke moves across quickly and cuts off the single

two overs left in the innings, McGrath to bowl the penultimate over, run a ball will take England to 228

End of over 48 (8 runs) England 216/7

    • VS Solanki 49 (58b 5x4)
    • AF Giles 17 (12b 2x4)
    • B Lee 9-0-39-1
48.1

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, outside the off stump, Giles moves across and turns it away to the mid wicket region for an easy single

48.2

McGrath to Solanki, 1 run, played away to the extra cover region, quick single takes Solanki to fifty! excellent innings under pressure

48.3

McGrath to Giles, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump, Shep happy with the width, crowd not

48.4

McGrath to Giles, 2 runs, cut away to the deep backward point region, runs hard and gets back for the second

48.5

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, driven down to long-off

48.6

McGrath to Solanki, no run, swing across the line, misses the target by a country mile

End of over 49 (5 runs) England 221/7

    • VS Solanki 50 (60b 5x4)
    • AF Giles 21 (16b 2x4)
    • GD McGrath 10-4-40-0
49.1

Lee to Giles, 2 runs, makes room and cuts away to the backward point region, was in the air for sometime but falls well wide of the fielder in the deep

49.2

Lee to Giles, 1 run, makes room even before the ball is bowled, Lee fires it in on the stumps, played away wide of the cover fielder

49.3

Lee to Solanki, 2 runs, swung away to deep midwicket, runs hard and gets back for the second, well run

49.4

Lee to Solanki, no run, short outside the off stump, Solanki swings hard but fails to make contact

49.5

Lee to Solanki, 1 run, drifting onto the pads, played away to the square leg region

last ball of the innings coming up

49.6

Lee to Giles, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, Giles moves across a long way and flicks it away to the fine leg region

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End of over 50 (7 runs) England 228/7

    • AF Giles 25 (19b 2x4)
    • VS Solanki 53 (63b 5x4)
    • B Lee 10-0-46-1
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