Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

Australia won by 239 runs

Overs 0-50

21.6

SP Jones to Gilchrist, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, Gilchrist gets well behind the ball and defends

Australia 87/5   AC Gilchrist 0* (1b)

22.3

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, quick, perfectly pitched just outside the off and shaping away, Gilchrist plays and misses. That is a cracker of a ball!

22.4

Flintoff to Gilchrist, FOUR, After playing and missing at one Gilchrist gets well on top of the next one and chops it down to the point fence

22.5

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 1 no ball, A no-ball from Flintoff to extend this over, probably the last one before lunch

22.5

Flintoff to Gilchrist, FOUR, outside the off and full, Gilchrist has a go, the ball flies over gully to the fence

22.6

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, full one on the pads,, Gilchrsit tries to work the ball to the leg side but misses. The ball goes off the pads towards the slips cordon

Australia 97/5   AC Gilchrist 8* (6b 2x4)

23.6

SP Jones to Gilchrist, no run, A bit quicker to gilchrist, on the off, defended to the off side. Good tidy over after lunch from jones

Australia 98/5   AC Gilchrist 8* (7b 2x4)

25.1

SP Jones to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, short, Gilchrist plays and misses. Off the pads down to fine leg.

Australia 101/5   AC Gilchrist 8* (8b 2x4)

26.1

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, full and on the off, slanting in to Gilchrist, defended to the on side with a bat straighter than an arrow

26.2

Flintoff to Gilchrist, FOUR, overpitched again but this time there's a bit of width for gilchrist to free his arms, and he does so fearlessly and the ball sails over the gully region for a boundary

26.3

Flintoff to Gilchrist, FOUR, once again just a touch short. Would have been ok to most batsmen, but this is Gilchrist. He rocks back and creams the ball through the cover-point region

26.4

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, chopped down towards the off side

26.5

Flintoff to Gilchrist, (no ball) 1 run

Australia 117/5   AC Gilchrist 17* (13b 4x4)

27.1

SP Jones to Gilchrist, FOUR, just a touch short and Gilchrist climbs into it, pulling in front of midwicket

27.2

SP Jones to Gilchrist, 1 run, single stolen to midwicket

Australia 122/5   AC Gilchrist 22* (15b 5x4)

28.1

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, full and on the stumps, angled in from wide of the crease, well defended back down the pitch

28.2

Flintoff to Gilchrist, FOUR, short and a bit of width, Gilchrist goes for it, all arms whirling, the ball flies over the slips and races to the fence

28.3

Flintoff to Gilchrist, OUT, 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

AC Gilchrist c †GO Jones b Flintoff 26 (30m 19b 6x4 0x6) SR: 136.84

Australia 126/6   AC Gilchrist 26 (18b 6x4)
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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

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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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