Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

Australia won by 239 runs

Overs 0-50

28.4

Flintoff to Warne, 1 no ball, Flintoff follows the wicket up with a no-ball

28.4

Flintoff to Warne, 1 leg bye, on the pads, Warne walks across and tries to whip the ball to fine leg, off the pads

Australia 128/6   SK Warne 0* (2b)

29.1

SP Jones to Warne, no run, short ball outside the off, swinging away as well, Warne thinks about going for the pull and then decides against it

29.2

SP Jones to Warne, FOUR, short ball, this time on the stumps. Warne goes for a half-hearted pull and somehow manages to get it away from the fielder at fine leg

29.3

SP Jones to Warne, 1 run, quick one, pushed through a bit fuller, Warne jams the bat down on the ball and gets it away to the leg side for a single to bring Katich back on strike

Australia 133/6   SK Warne 5* (5b 1x4)

30.1

Flintoff to Warne, no run, short one speared in towards Warne's chest. He backs away and fends the ball towards the slips

30.2

Flintoff to Warne, FOUR, another well-direct short ball! This one screams up at Warne's throat and all he can do is open the face of the bat and fend the ball over the slips cordon. A lucky boundary that

30.3

Flintoff to Warne, FOUR, A bit of width and Warne gets a legitimate boundary carving the ball over point for four

30.4

Flintoff to Warne, no run, slightly fuller, outside the off, Warne has a go but misses. The ball goes past the edge to the keeper.

30.5

Flintoff to Warne, no run, Flintoff goes for the swinging yorker but Warne sees it early enough to keep the ball out

30.6

Flintoff to Warne, 1 run, another full one, this time slipping down the leg side, clipped away to fine leg

Australia 146/6   SK Warne 14* (11b 3x4)

31.1

SP Jones to Warne, no run, Jones bowls another beauty, quick and swinging away late. Warne has a poke but misses. Dangerously close there!

31.2

SP Jones to Warne, FOUR, just short of a driving length, but we know Warne isn't one to resist temptation, he goes for a flowing drive on the up and sends the ball sailing to the cover fence

31.3

SP Jones to Warne, no run, closer to the stumps and quick enough to hurry Warne. He defends awkwardly to the on side

31.4

SP Jones to Warne, no run, Warne drives to mid-off, Vaughan fields and has a massive shy at the stumps, Warne just manages to get out of the way of the ball, but falls firmly on the most padded part of his body doing so! Laughter all around!

31.5

SP Jones to Warne, FOUR, short one and Warne responds with a rasping pull that beats both the men on the fence on the leg side

31.6

SP Jones to Warne, 1 run, Warne keeps the strike with a glance to fine leg

Australia 155/6   SK Warne 23* (17b 5x4)

32.1

Harmison to Warne, no run, Harmison begins with a full one to Warne. Defended back down the pitch.

32.2

Harmison to Warne, 1 run, short ball, Warne fends uncomfortably. The ball bobs up towards Strauss at gully who leps up and stretches fully to reach for the ball, but can only get fingertips to the ball! Almost another wicket there

Australia 156/6   SK Warne 24* (19b 5x4)

33.1

SP Jones to Warne, 1 run, on the pads, Warne doesn't mind it there. Flicked down to backward square leg for a single

Australia 159/6   SK Warne 25* (20b 5x4)

34.1

Harmison to Warne, 4 byes, Warne walks across his stump and Harmison's quick delivery swinging far down the leg side beats everyone and runs away for four byes

34.2

Harmison to Warne, no run, full but far outside the off stump, Warne drives with pad well in front of bat, the ball ricochets off the pad to the off side

34.3

Harmison to Warne, no run, glance played and missed to a ball slipping down the leg side, off the pad

34.4

Harmison to Warne, no run, once again Warne walks right across his stumps, drives, but is happy to take the ball on the pad

34.5

Harmison to Warne, 1 run, This time Warne gets bat to ball, walking across and flicking to fine leg for a single

Australia 168/6   SK Warne 26* (25b 5x4)

35.1

Hoggard to Warne, 1 run, overpitched and outside the off, Hoggard looking for some swing here, driven through cover for a single

35.3

Hoggard to Warne, no run, perfectly pitched outswinger from Hoggard, Warne plays and misses

35.4

Hoggard to Warne, 1 run, straighter and on the pads, Warne tucks it away to fine leg for a single

Australia 171/6   SK Warne 28* (28b 5x4)

36.1

Harmison to Warne, OUT, 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

SK Warne b Harmison 28 (40m 29b 5x4 0x6) SR: 96.55

Australia 175/7   SK Warne 28 (29b 5x4)
Overs 0-50
Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Sep 8-12, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Aug 25-28, 2005
England won by 3 wickets
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 11-15, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Birmingham - Aug 4-7, 2005
England won by 2 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 21-24, 2005
Australia won by 239 runs
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Jul 24, 2005

A glum looking Michael Vaughan after defeat, England v Australia, 1st Test, Lord's, July 24

A glum looking Michael Vaughan

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Jul 24, 2005

Shane Warne traps Steve Harmison lbw as England slide to defeat, England v Australia, 1st Test, Lord's, July 24

Shane Warne traps Steve Harmison lbw

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