Australia tour of England and Scotland, 1st Test: England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 21-24, 2005
The Ashes - 1st Test
Australia won by 239 runs
Played at Lord's, London
21,22,23,24 July 2005 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JL Langer c Harmison b Flintoff 40 77 44 5 0 90.90
14.4 short ball, Langer goes for the pull but can't get hold of it. The ball flies high in the air but Harmison watches it carefully and settles under it at square leg 66/3
View dismissal ML Hayden b Hoggard 12 38 25 2 0 48.00
7.6 There's the peach from Hoggard. Perfectly pitched up, swinging in late, Hayden leans forward to drive and misses as the ball shatters the off stump! Hoggard strikes! Now you can bet he'll be bowling another over or two! 35/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Strauss b Harmison 9 38 18 1 0 50.00
12.5 Harmison strikes! Just short of driving length and outside the off, Ponting drives and edges, the ball carries well to Strauss in the slips who takes an important catch! 55/2
View dismissal DR Martyn c †GO Jones b SP Jones 2 13 4 0 0 50.00
15.1 Simon Jones strikes with his first delivery! Just short of a length and oustdie the off, Martyn goes for the shot and can only manage an edge to the keeper! 66/4
View dismissal MJ Clarke lbw b SP Jones 11 35 22 2 0 50.00
21.5 Full delivery, pitches just outside the line of off stump and hurries onto Clarke. He plays and misses and is struck on the pad. Loud shout from the England team and slow finger of death from Rudi Koertzen sends Clarke on his way 87/5
View dismissal SM Katich c †GO Jones b Harmison 27 107 67 5 0 40.29
36.3 Short one, Katich goes for it, sensing he's running out of partners, the pull is mistimed, th eball goes off the edge and flies straight up in the air. The wicketkeeper waves the slip cordon away and settles under the catch! 178/8
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c †GO Jones b Flintoff 26 30 19 6 0 136.84
28.3 Flintoff gets sweet revenge! Full and shaping away late, Gilchrist goes for the big drive, the ball does just enough to beat the middle of the bat and take the outside edge before disappearing into Geraint Jones's waiting gloves 126/6
View dismissal SK Warne b Harmison 28 40 29 5 0 96.55
36.1 Warne gets a bit too cheeky, walking across his stumps. Harmison spears one in full, fast and on the leg stump. The stump flies out of the ground and Warne's entertaining cameo comes to an end 175/7
View dismissal B Lee c †GO Jones b Harmison 3 13 8 0 0 37.50
38.4 Harmison fires one of his rockets and Lee is cut in half, the ball squeezes between bat and pad - there's a loud sound as it goes through - and Jones behind the stumps takes a sharp catch 178/9
View dismissal JN Gillespie lbw b Harmison 1 19 11 0 0 9.09
40.2 This time it's fuller, just as straight and Jason Gillespie is dead in the water as the abll hits pad. Aleem Dar signals the end of the Australian innings! 190/10
GD McGrath not out 10 9 6 2 0 166.66
Extras (b 5, lb 4, w 1, nb 11) 21
  Total (all out; 40.2 overs; 209 mins) 190 (4.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets SJ Harmison 11.2 0 43 5 3.79
12.5 to Ponting, Harmison strikes! Just short of driving length and outside the off, Ponting drives and edges, the ball carries well to Strauss in the slips who takes an important catch! 55/2
36.1 to Warne, Warne gets a bit too cheeky, walking across his stumps. Harmison spears one in full, fast and on the leg stump. The stump flies out of the ground and Warne's entertaining cameo comes to an end 175/7
36.3 to Katich, Short one, Katich goes for it, sensing he's running out of partners, the pull is mistimed, th eball goes off the edge and flies straight up in the air. The wicketkeeper waves the slip cordon away and settles under the catch! 178/8
38.4 to Lee, Harmison fires one of his rockets and Lee is cut in half, the ball squeezes between bat and pad - there's a loud sound as it goes through - and Jones behind the stumps takes a sharp catch 178/9
40.2 to Gillespie, This time it's fuller, just as straight and Jason Gillespie is dead in the water as the abll hits pad. Aleem Dar signals the end of the Australian innings! 190/10
View wicket MJ Hoggard 8 0 40 1 5.00 (2nb)
7.6 to Hayden, There's the peach from Hoggard. Perfectly pitched up, swinging in late, Hayden leans forward to drive and misses as the ball shatters the off stump! Hoggard strikes! Now you can bet he'll be bowling another over or two! 35/1
View wickets A Flintoff 11 2 50 2 4.54 (9nb)
14.4 to Langer, short ball, Langer goes for the pull but can't get hold of it. The ball flies high in the air but Harmison watches it carefully and settles under it at square leg 66/3
28.3 to Gilchrist, Flintoff gets sweet revenge! Full and shaping away late, Gilchrist goes for the big drive, the ball does just enough to beat the middle of the bat and take the outside edge before disappearing into Geraint Jones's waiting gloves 126/6
View wickets SP Jones 10 0 48 2 4.80 (1w)
15.1 to Martyn, Simon Jones strikes with his first delivery! Just short of a length and oustdie the off, Martyn goes for the shot and can only manage an edge to the keeper! 66/4
21.5 to Clarke, Full delivery, pitches just outside the line of off stump and hurries onto Clarke. He plays and misses and is struck on the pad. Loud shout from the England team and slow finger of death from Rudi Koertzen sends Clarke on his way 87/5
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick c Langer b McGrath 4 24 17 1 0 23.52
6.1 Glenn McGrath gets it bang on target first ball after the break! That's wicket number 500 for a tireless champion! Trescothick tries to turn one to the on side and edges straight to Langer in the slips! Australia strike 10/1
View dismissal AJ Strauss c Warne b McGrath 2 28 21 0 0 9.52
6.5 Another perfect ball from McGrath and Strauss can do nothing but edge to Warne at first slip who takes a good sharp catch just centimetres from the ground! 11/2
View dismissal MP Vaughan* b McGrath 3 29 20 0 0 15.00
12.2 Just as we wondered if Vaughan would be careful McGrath shoots him down! Unfortunate for Vaughan as the ball keeps low and scuttles under his bat and wrecks the stumps 18/3
View dismissal IR Bell b McGrath 6 34 25 1 0 24.00
14.3 And there's the perfect ball from McGrath. You can not play that. Perfect line and length, just enough seam movement to come in and take the inside edge and clatter into the leg stump! Australia are well and truly back in this game now! 19/4
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Martyn b Warne 57 148 89 8 2 64.04
43.4 Pietersen goes for another mighty hit and the ball sails high and handsome between midwicket and long on, Damien Martyn charges about twenty metres to his left, dives full length and pulls off a stunning catch just metres from the ropes! 122/9
View dismissal A Flintoff b McGrath 0 8 4 0 0 0.00
16.1 McGrath gets another one bang on target, Flintoff can do nothing as the ball keeps low and crashes into the stumps! McGrath has five wickets and England are in deep, deep trouble. 21/5
View dismissal GO Jones c †Gilchrist b Lee 30 85 56 6 0 53.57
34.1 Lee bangs one in short and it flies off the pitch, Jones can only fend the ball straight into the air for Gilchrist to catch! Lee gets a well-deserved wicket. He has absolutely steamed in all day 79/6
View dismissal AF Giles c †Gilchrist b Lee 11 14 13 2 0 84.61
36.6 slightly short, slipping down the leg side, good pace, and Giles goes for a glance, through to the keeper and up goes the finger! 92/7
View dismissal MJ Hoggard c Hayden b Warne 0 18 16 0 0 0.00
41.4 Warne gets his man! Hoggard cuts one that is short and a bit wide, Hayden parries the ball that comes fast to him and takes a good one-handed reflex catch after. Fine slip fielding and Warne has his first wicket of the game! 101/8
View dismissal SJ Harmison c Martyn b Lee 11 35 19 1 0 57.89
48.1 Full and on the off, Harmison goes for a big hit but can only spoon a catch to Damien Martyn at mid-off 155/10
SP Jones not out 20 21 14 3 0 142.85
Extras (b 1, lb 5, nb 5) 11
  Total (all out; 48.1 overs; 227 mins) 155 (3.21 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets GD McGrath 18 5 53 5 2.94
6.1 to Trescothick, Glenn McGrath gets it bang on target first ball after the break! That's wicket number 500 for a tireless champion! Trescothick tries to turn one to the on side and edges straight to Langer in the slips! Australia strike 10/1
6.5 to Strauss, Another perfect ball from McGrath and Strauss can do nothing but edge to Warne at first slip who takes a good sharp catch just centimetres from the ground! 11/2
12.2 to Vaughan, Just as we wondered if Vaughan would be careful McGrath shoots him down! Unfortunate for Vaughan as the ball keeps low and scuttles under his bat and wrecks the stumps 18/3
14.3 to Bell, And there's the perfect ball from McGrath. You can not play that. Perfect line and length, just enough seam movement to come in and take the inside edge and clatter into the leg stump! Australia are well and truly back in this game now! 19/4
16.1 to Flintoff, McGrath gets another one bang on target, Flintoff can do nothing as the ball keeps low and crashes into the stumps! McGrath has five wickets and England are in deep, deep trouble. 21/5
View wickets B Lee 15.1 5 47 3 3.09 (4nb)
34.1 to GO Jones, Lee bangs one in short and it flies off the pitch, Jones can only fend the ball straight into the air for Gilchrist to catch! Lee gets a well-deserved wicket. He has absolutely steamed in all day 79/6
36.6 to Giles, slightly short, slipping down the leg side, good pace, and Giles goes for a glance, through to the keeper and up goes the finger! 92/7
48.1 to Harmison, Full and on the off, Harmison goes for a big hit but can only spoon a catch to Damien Martyn at mid-off 155/10
  JN Gillespie 8 1 30 0 3.75 (1nb)
View wickets SK Warne 7 2 19 2 2.71
41.4 to Hoggard, Warne gets his man! Hoggard cuts one that is short and a bit wide, Hayden parries the ball that comes fast to him and takes a good one-handed reflex catch after. Fine slip fielding and Warne has his first wicket of the game! 101/8
43.4 to Pietersen, Pietersen goes for another mighty hit and the ball sails high and handsome between midwicket and long on, Damien Martyn charges about twenty metres to his left, dives full length and pulls off a stunning catch just metres from the ropes! 122/9
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JL Langer run out (Pietersen) 6 24 15 1 0 40.00
5.3 from Flintoff, Langer drops the ball down towards cover and sprints for a quick single. Kevin Pietersen - you can't keep this man out of the game for long - charges in from cover, picks the ball up one handed and throws the stumps down underarm, Langer dives ... 18/1
View dismissal ML Hayden b Flintoff 34 65 54 5 0 62.96
14.4 Gone! Just short of a length and outside the off, the ball does not quite get up as much as Hayden expected and his pull shot sends the ball crashing onto the stumps via the bottom edge! Hayden makes the long walk back and Flintoff has struck 54/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* c sub (JC Hildreth) b Hoggard 42 100 65 3 0 64.61
27.3 short of a length and outside the off, Ponting cuts but it is uppish and straight to the man at point. James Hildreth, the substitute pouches the simple chance and that's the end of Ponting! 102/3
View dismissal DR Martyn lbw b Harmison 65 215 138 8 0 47.10
62.1 And another! Back of a length and on the stumps, the ball jags back a lot and keeps a touch low, Martyn is trapped in front of the stumps! Unlucky for Martyn but England now have two in two balls! 255/5
View dismissal MJ Clarke b Hoggard 91 151 106 15 0 85.84
61.6 Rush of blood from Clarke and gone! that was unfortunate! Clarke drives hard at a wide one and the ball comes back off inside edge onto his boot and then trickles back onto the stumps 255/4
View dismissal SM Katich c SP Jones b Harmison 67 177 113 8 0 59.29
100.5 short one from Harmison, Katich can't resist having a go, he has a uppercut, sending the ball high and wide, Simon Jones runs around at third man and pouches the catch! 384/10
View dismissal AC Gilchrist b Flintoff 10 26 14 1 0 71.42
67.2 Gone! That's the big one! Flintoff works his magic yet again! Flintoff bowls a perfect delivery, line and length bang on target and Gilchrist can only edge this one back onto his stumps! 274/6
View dismissal SK Warne c Giles b Harmison 2 13 7 0 0 28.57
70.2 Harmison spears a short one in, Warne tries to work the ball to the leg side but closes the face of the bat too early and can only present Giles a simple catch at gully off the leading edge 279/7
View dismissal B Lee run out (Giles) 8 16 16 1 0 50.00
74.1 from Harmison, OUT! another awkward short one, Lee fends it towards gully and takes off for a quick single. Giles picks the ball up, takes aim and hits the middle stump at the bowler's end with a perfect direct hit! Lee's dive is in vain and England strike! 289/8
View dismissal JN Gillespie b SP Jones 13 72 52 3 0 25.00
89.6 Terrific ball from Jones and he gets his reward! On the off stump, climbing just enough to hit the top of the stump, Gillespie plays down the wrong line and Jones strikes! Just reward for a bowler who has toiled hard 341/9
GD McGrath not out 20 44 32 3 0 62.50
Extras (b 10, lb 8, nb 8) 26
  Total (all out; 100.4 overs; 457 mins) 384 (3.81 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets SJ Harmison 27.4 6 54 3 1.95
62.1 to Martyn, And another! Back of a length and on the stumps, the ball jags back a lot and keeps a touch low, Martyn is trapped in front of the stumps! Unlucky for Martyn but England now have two in two balls! 255/5
70.2 to Warne, Harmison spears a short one in, Warne tries to work the ball to the leg side but closes the face of the bat too early and can only present Giles a simple catch at gully off the leading edge 279/7
100.5 to Katich, short one from Harmison, Katich can't resist having a go, he has a uppercut, sending the ball high and wide, Simon Jones runs around at third man and pouches the catch! 384/10
View wickets MJ Hoggard 16 1 56 2 3.50 (2nb)
27.3 to Ponting, short of a length and outside the off, Ponting cuts but it is uppish and straight to the man at point. James Hildreth, the substitute pouches the simple chance and that's the end of Ponting! 102/3
61.6 to Clarke, Rush of blood from Clarke and gone! that was unfortunate! Clarke drives hard at a wide one and the ball comes back off inside edge onto his boot and then trickles back onto the stumps 255/4
View wickets A Flintoff 27 4 123 2 4.55 (5nb)
14.4 to Hayden, Gone! Just short of a length and outside the off, the ball does not quite get up as much as Hayden expected and his pull shot sends the ball crashing onto the stumps via the bottom edge! Hayden makes the long walk back and Flintoff has struck 54/2
67.2 to Gilchrist, Gone! That's the big one! Flintoff works his magic yet again! Flintoff bowls a perfect delivery, line and length bang on target and Gilchrist can only edge this one back onto his stumps! 274/6
View wicket SP Jones 18 1 69 1 3.83 (1nb)
89.6 to Gillespie, Terrific ball from Jones and he gets his reward! On the off stump, climbing just enough to hit the top of the stump, Gillespie plays down the wrong line and Jones strikes! Just reward for a bowler who has toiled hard 341/9
  AF Giles 11 1 56 0 5.09
  IR Bell 1 0 8 0 8.00
  England 2nd innings (target: 420 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick c Hayden b Warne 44 128 103 8 0 42.71
29.2 quick one on the off, Trescothick plays and edges. Hayden gleefully wraps his arms around the ball. This a classic Warne dismissal! Just what Australia wanted and what England did not need 96/2
View dismissal AJ Strauss c & b Lee 37 115 67 6 0 55.22
26.3 short ball banged in at 90+ miles an hour, Strauss plays an awkward pull and the ball pops up in the air. Lee sees it and charges forward in his follow-through, sprinting like and athlete doing the 100 metres, he throws himself full length 80/1
View dismissal MP Vaughan* b Lee 4 47 26 1 0 15.38
36.2 Lee steams in and delivers a perfect delivery pitching middle and off and swinging away just enough, just late enough, to beat Vaughan's bat and knock the off stump out of the ground! 112/4
View dismissal IR Bell lbw b Warne 8 18 15 0 0 53.33
33.1 got'm! quicker one does the trick, on the stumps and going straight on, Bell goes back to defend and gets hit on the pad plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and the finger of death goes up, second wicket for Warne 104/3
KP Pietersen not out 64 120 79 6 2 81.01
View dismissal A Flintoff c †Gilchrist b Warne 3 14 11 0 0 27.27
39.3 straight one just outside the off, Flintoff does not pick it. He has a massive cut and can only manage an edge to Gilchrist who take a sharp catch. That is the end of Flintoff and you can hear the crowd go silent as the big man walks back! 119/5
View dismissal GO Jones c Gillespie b McGrath 6 51 27 1 0 22.22
50.3 short one outside the off, Geraint Jones goes for the pull and can do no more than spoon a catch to Jason Gillespie at mid-on! Tame dismissal that and Australia are on their way 158/6
View dismissal AF Giles c Hayden b McGrath 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
50.5 just short of a good length and outside the off, Giles pokes at it and can only edge to Hayden at gully. The bucket hands of Hayden swallow the ball and Giles is gone for a duck! 158/7
View dismissal MJ Hoggard lbw b McGrath 0 18 15 0 0 0.00
54.6 full, quite straight, on the stumps, the ball nips back and keeps a bit low, Hoggard has no chance as the ball crashes into the pad! Dead in the water and Australia inch one wicket closer 164/8
View dismissal SJ Harmison lbw b Warne 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
55.3 straight on, pitching on the stumps, missing off, certainly missing leg, but crashing into the middle stump halfway up if Harmison hadn't got a pad in the way! That is plumb! 167/9
View dismissal SP Jones c Warne b McGrath 0 12 6 0 0 0.00
58.1 back of a length and outside the off, shot played,straightforward edge to Shane Warne at first slip and he pouches it! 180/10
Extras (b 6, lb 5, nb 3) 14
  Total (all out; 58.1 overs; 268 mins) 180 (3.09 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets GD McGrath 17.1 2 29 4 1.68
50.3 to GO Jones, short one outside the off, Geraint Jones goes for the pull and can do no more than spoon a catch to Jason Gillespie at mid-on! Tame dismissal that and Australia are on their way 158/6
50.5 to Giles, just short of a good length and outside the off, Giles pokes at it and can only edge to Hayden at gully. The bucket hands of Hayden swallow the ball and Giles is gone for a duck! 158/7
54.6 to Hoggard, full, quite straight, on the stumps, the ball nips back and keeps a bit low, Hoggard has no chance as the ball crashes into the pad! Dead in the water and Australia inch one wicket closer 164/8
58.1 to SP Jones, back of a length and outside the off, shot played,straightforward edge to Shane Warne at first slip and he pouches it! 180/10
View wickets B Lee 15 3 58 2 3.86 (1nb)
26.3 to Strauss, short ball banged in at 90+ miles an hour, Strauss plays an awkward pull and the ball pops up in the air. Lee sees it and charges forward in his follow-through, sprinting like and athlete doing the 100 metres, he throws himself full length 80/1
36.2 to Vaughan, Lee steams in and delivers a perfect delivery pitching middle and off and swinging away just enough, just late enough, to beat Vaughan's bat and knock the off stump out of the ground! 112/4
  JN Gillespie 6 0 18 0 3.00 (2nb)
View wickets SK Warne 20 2 64 4 3.20
29.2 to Trescothick, quick one on the off, Trescothick plays and edges. Hayden gleefully wraps his arms around the ball. This a classic Warne dismissal! Just what Australia wanted and what England did not need 96/2
33.1 to Bell, got'm! quicker one does the trick, on the stumps and going straight on, Bell goes back to defend and gets hit on the pad plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and the finger of death goes up, second wicket for Warne 104/3
39.3 to Flintoff, straight one just outside the off, Flintoff does not pick it. He has a massive cut and can only manage an edge to Gilchrist who take a sharp catch. That is the end of Flintoff and you can hear the crowd go silent as the big man walks back! 119/5
55.3 to Harmison, straight on, pitching on the stumps, missing off, certainly missing leg, but crashing into the middle stump halfway up if Harmison hadn't got a pad in the way! That is plumb! 167/9

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debut - KP Pietersen (England)
Player of the match - GD McGrath (Australia)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and RE Koertzen (South Africa)
TV umpire - MR Benson
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Close of play
  • Thu, 21 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 92/7 (KP Pietersen 28*, 37 ov)
  • Fri, 22 Jul - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 279/7 (SM Katich 10*, 70.2 ov)
  • Sat, 23 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 156/5 (KP Pietersen 42*, GO Jones 6*, 48 ov)
  • Sun, 24 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 180 (58.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • 4th Umpire - NG Cowley
    • Lunch: Australia 97/5 (Katich 7*, Gilchrist 8*; 23 overs)
    • Tea: England 10/0 (Trescothick 4*, Strauss 2*; 6 overs)
    • Lunch: Australia 47/1 (Hayden 32*, Ponting 7*; 12 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 140/3 (Clarke 22*, Martyn 24*; 39 overs)
    • Lunch: Australia 372/9 (Katich 66*, McGrath 10*; 97 overs)
    • Tea: England 65/0 (Trescothick 31, Strauss 32*; 22 overs)
    • No play before 15.45 local time
 
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