Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

Australia won by 239 runs

Overs 0-50

15.2

SP Jones to Katich, no run, Jones gets his second ball through as well, good pace and bounce, Katich leaves the ball alone to the keeper

15.3

SP Jones to Katich, 1 run, on the pads, clipped down to fine leg for a single

Australia 67/4   SM Katich 1* (2b)

16.1

Flintoff to Katich, no run, Flintoff bangs one in very short, Katich takes note and lets the ball go to the keeper. Good stuff this from flintoff, taking over from where Harmison left off

16.2

Flintoff to Katich, no run

16.3

Flintoff to Katich, 1 no ball, just short of a length and on the stumps, played back down the pitch

16.3

Flintoff to Katich, no run, Katich struggles as the ball jags in towards his pads, awkward defense but the ball goes off the pads

16.4

Flintoff to Katich, 1 run, a touch down the leg side and Katich is able to nurdle the ball away down to fine leg for a single and put clarke back on strike

Australia 73/4   SM Katich 2* (7b)

17.1

SP Jones to Katich, no run, just short of a driving length and outside the off, a hint of swing in to the left-handed Katich, left alone to the keeper

17.2

SP Jones to Katich, no run, Jones takes his turn to bang it in short, but it's not a threat, Katich leaves it alone

17.3

SP Jones to Katich, no run, full this time but far too wide outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

17.4

SP Jones to Katich, 1 wide, sprayed so far wide by an over-enthusiastic Simon Jones that Rudi Koertzen has to call that a wide!

17.4

SP Jones to Katich, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, Katich waits on the ball and drives it beautifully through cover to pick up his first boundary

17.5

SP Jones to Katich, no run, outside the off and full, this one shapes away from the left-handed Katich. Through to the keeper

17.6

SP Jones to Katich, no run, outside the off and left alone

Australia 78/4   SM Katich 6* (13b 1x4)

18.6

Flintoff to Katich, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, pushed to point

Australia 80/4   SM Katich 6* (14b 1x4)

19.2

SP Jones to Katich, no run, outside the off, this one shoots straight though, left alone

19.3

SP Jones to Katich, no run

19.4

SP Jones to Katich, no run, outside the off, just short of a driving length, this one from Jones angles away from the left0-handed Katich, no stroke offered and the ball goes through to the keeper

19.5

SP Jones to Katich, no run, quick one, full, swinging in late, Katich shiuffles across and drives, the ball beats bat thanks to late inswing and sneaks between bat and pad and goes to the keeper

19.6

SP Jones to Katich, no run, left alone outside the off, through to the keeper, end of another good over from Jones

Australia 81/4   SM Katich 6* (19b 1x4)

20.4

Flintoff to Katich, 1 no ball

20.4

Flintoff to Katich, no run, outside the off and left well alone

20.5

Flintoff to Katich, no run, shoirt of driving length once more, good pace and carry from Flintoff. Katich is being very watchful and leaves the ball alone

20.6

Flintoff to Katich, no run, shorter and outside the off, once again the ball sails through to the keeper

Australia 83/4   SM Katich 6* (23b 1x4)

22.1

Flintoff to Katich, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Katich calm as ever, lets iot go

22.2

Flintoff to Katich, 1 run, angled into Katich, he defends awkwardly, the ball runs down to the off side

Australia 88/5   SM Katich 7* (25b 1x4)

23.1

SP Jones to Katich, no run, good line and length, Jones on the spot first thing after lunch, Katich is up to it. Defends watchfully to the off side

23.2

SP Jones to Katich, no run, back of a length and outside the off stump, chopped away nicely but Giles dives to his right and stops the ball at gully

23.3

SP Jones to Katich, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps. Defended to the on side.

23.4

SP Jones to Katich, no run, just short of a driving length this time. Outside the off stump. A shade of inswing. Left alone to the wicketkeeper.

23.5

SP Jones to Katich, 1 run, just short of a good length once more. A shade outside the off stump. Katich goes back and across and pushes the ball to the off side for a single.

Australia 98/5   SM Katich 8* (30b 1x4)

24.1

Flintoff to Katich, no run, left alone to the keeper who tidies up and ensures there are no extras

24.2

Flintoff to Katich, no run, outside the off stump from round the wickets, angled in towards the left-handed Katich, who shoulders arms and lets the ball go through to the keeper

24.3

Flintoff to Katich, 1 no ball, No-ball again, left alone to the keeper

24.3

Flintoff to Katich, no run, sprayed well down the leg side, no trouble at all for Katich there

24.4

Flintoff to Katich, 1 no ball, And the hundred comes up with a no-ball. Flintoff seems to be struggling a bit here just pushing himself for that extra yard of pace

24.4

Flintoff to Katich, no run, good pace and bounce this time as the ball lands outside the off and passes Simon Katich on its way to the keeper

24.5

Flintoff to Katich, no run, once again Katich is happy to wait and watch, leaving the ball alone to the keeper as it is harmlessly outside the off stump

24.6

Flintoff to Katich, no run, full, fast and way down the leg side, somehow Jones scrambles to his right behind the stumps and cleans up

Australia 100/5   SM Katich 8* (38b 1x4)

25.2

SP Jones to Katich, 2 leg byes, This one from Jones swings in late, and quite sharply and hits the pad and runs down to third man for a leg bye

25.3

SP Jones to Katich, FOUR, short and slipping down the leg side, Katich swivels and pulls it fine to the fence past the man at fine leg

25.4

SP Jones to Katich, no run, left alone to the keeper

25.5

SP Jones to Katich, no run, and again Katich watchfully lets the ball go through to the keeper

25.6

SP Jones to Katich, no run, full and swinging into the pads, clipped to the on side

Australia 107/5   SM Katich 12* (43b 2x4)

26.5

Flintoff to Katich, no run

26.6

Flintoff to Katich, no run

Australia 117/5   SM Katich 12* (45b 2x4)

27.3

SP Jones to Katich, no run

27.4

SP Jones to Katich, no run, defended

27.5

SP Jones to Katich, no run, pushed to the off side

27.6

SP Jones to Katich, no run, full and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

Australia 122/5   SM Katich 12* (49b 2x4)

28.5

Flintoff to Katich, no run, full and on the stumps to Katich, who defends carefully after sizing up the line and length of the delivery

28.6

Flintoff to Katich, no run, outside the off this time and Katich is not tempted. Left alone to the keeper

Australia 128/6   SM Katich 12* (51b 2x4)

29.4

SP Jones to Katich, no run, fuller and outside the off, Katich in no mood to nibble leaves it well alone

29.5

SP Jones to Katich, FOUR, slightly fuller this time and Simon Katich won't pass up such an offering. He gets his front foot well down the ground and times the ball sweetly past mid-off for four

29.6

SP Jones to Katich, no run, swinging full delivery, defensive shot played and missed. Rapped on the pad. but no danger of an lbw shout.

Australia 137/6   SM Katich 16* (54b 3x4)

32.3

Harmison to Katich, 2 runs, on the pads and full to Katich who calmly places the ball down to fine leg for a brace

32.4

Harmison to Katich, no run

32.5

Harmison to Katich, no run, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

32.6

Harmison to Katich, no run, full and on the pads, clipped to the leg side

Australia 158/6   SM Katich 18* (58b 3x4)

33.2

SP Jones to Katich, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, punched efficiently to the off side

33.3

SP Jones to Katich, no run, full and on the off, driven well back down the pitch. Jones stretches and fields well in his follow-through

33.4

SP Jones to Katich, FOUR, just a bit of width, a touch overpitched, and Katich gets down on one knee and plays a languid cover-drive! Shot!

33.5

SP Jones to Katich, no run, down the leg side, Katich shapes to pull but misses

33.6

SP Jones to Katich, no run, just short of a length and on the off, defended

Australia 163/6   SM Katich 22* (63b 4x4)

34.6

Harmison to Katich, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

Australia 168/6   SM Katich 22* (64b 4x4)

35.2

Hoggard to Katich, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off, eased past gully for a single

35.5

Hoggard to Katich, FOUR, outside the off, no swing on that one, Katich drives magnificently off the back foot through point

35.6

Hoggard to Katich, no run, fuller and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

Australia 175/6   SM Katich 27* (67b 5x4)

36.3

Harmison to Katich, OUT, Short one, Katich goes for it, sensing he's running out of partners, the pull is mistimed, th eball goes off the edge and flies straight up in the air. The wicketkeeper waves the slip cordon away and settles under the catch!

SM Katich c †GO Jones b Harmison 27 (107m 67b 5x4 0x6) SR: 40.29

Australia 178/8   SM Katich 27 (68b 5x4)
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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

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