Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

Australia won by 239 runs

Overs 0-50

37.1

Flintoff to Gillespie, no run, down the leg side and Gillespie gets out of the way of that one

37.2

Flintoff to Gillespie, no run, just short of a good length and speared in at Gillespie who gingerly defends the ball to the off side with an angled bat

37.3

Flintoff to Gillespie, no run, a repeat of the last ball, though Gillespie manages to play the ball back down the pitch

37.4

Flintoff to Gillespie, no run, on the pads, flicked down towards square leg

37.5

Flintoff to Gillespie, no run, outside the off this time, just short of a good length, Gillespie stands tall and defends to the off side

37.6

Flintoff to Gillespie, no run, short one outside the off, Gillespie has a nibble but misses

Australia 178/8   JN Gillespie 0* (6b)

39.1

Flintoff to Gillespie, no run, short and down the leg side, gillespie is not troubled by that one and can sway inside the line easily and let the ball go through to the keeper

39.2

Flintoff to Gillespie, 1 run, full and on the pads, flicked past mid-on for a single that brings McGrath on strike

Australia 183/9   JN Gillespie 1* (8b)

40.1

Harmison to Gillespie, no run, fast and furious from Harmison, steaming in looking for his fifth wicket, rapped on the pad, loud shout, but denied. The ball might well ahve gone over the stumps

40.2

Harmison to Gillespie, OUT, 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!

JN Gillespie lbw b Harmison 1 (19m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

Australia 190/10   JN Gillespie 1 (10b)
Overs 0-50
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Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Aug 25-28, 2005
England won by 3 wickets
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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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