Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

Australia won by 239 runs

Overs 0-50

38.5

Harmison to McGrath, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, McGrath shapes to play and then pretends to withdraw

38.6

Harmison to McGrath, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads, even McGrath can get that one away. Good timing and placement and the ball races away to the square-leg fence

Australia 182/9   GD McGrath 4* (2b 1x4)

39.3

Flintoff to McGrath, (no ball) 2 runs, pushed away past point for a brace, and it is a no-ball as well

39.3

Flintoff to McGrath, no run, short ball, left alone easily even by No. 11

39.4

Flintoff to McGrath, FOUR, short one outside the off, fended over third and fourth slip for a streaky boundary

39.5

Flintoff to McGrath, no run, another short one, this time at pace, defended awkwardly but safely

39.6

Flintoff to McGrath, no run

Australia 190/9   GD McGrath 10* (7b 2x4)
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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