Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

Australia won by 239 runs

Overs 0-50

9.1

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 no ball, No-ball from Hoggard as Ponting takes his first delivery, it's outside the off and goes through to the keeper

9.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, full and swinging away, Ponting drives hard at it and the edge flies to Pietersen in a close gully, and he puts down a sharp chance!

9.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, down the leg side and Ponting won't play at that

9.3

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, and again the ball slips well down the leg side

9.4

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, on the stumps, just short of a length, Ponting chops the ball down awkwardly

9.5

Hoggard to Ponting, 3 runs, on the pads and Ponting has no trouble getting off the mark flicking that one through square leg

Australia 43/1   RT Ponting 3* (6b)

10.1

Harmison to Ponting, 1 bye, short but badly directed, well down the leg side, Ponting leaves it alone and Geriant Jones can't stop it properly either

10.4

Harmison to Ponting, no run, and it is Ponting's turn now! Short ball, Ponting goes for the pull and cops a nasty blow on the grill of the helmet

10.5

Harmison to Ponting, 1 run, just slipping onto the pads, and Ponting walks across and lkncks the ball down to fine-leg to pick up a single and take Australia to 50

Australia 50/1   RT Ponting 4* (9b)

11.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, good length and line, just on the off and shaping away from the right-handed Ponting who moves early and defends well to the off side

11.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, down the leg side this time, Ponting thinks about playing at it but leaves the ball alone in th eend

11.3

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, Hoggard gets one to come back in now, almost like an offcutter, Ponting plays and misses and is hit on the pad

11.4

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run, just short of a good length and outside the off, Ponting eases the ball through the off side for a single

Australia 51/1   RT Ponting 5* (13b)

12.1

Harmison to Ponting, FOUR, down the leg side from Harmison and Ponting wastes no time walking across and glancing the ball fine for four

12.2

Harmison to Ponting, no run, left alone this time, Ponting not going after everything, just taking his time getting set

12.3

Harmison to Ponting, no run, on the off, climbing up from a decent length, Ponting is more than up to the task, clipping the ball to the leg side with a straight bat

12.4

Harmison to Ponting, no run, fuller this time and played gently back down the pitch

12.5

Harmison to Ponting, OUT, 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!

RT Ponting c Strauss b Harmison 9 (38m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 55/2   RT Ponting 9 (18b 1x4)
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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