Australia tour of England and Scotland, 1st Test: England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 21-24, 2005
The Ashes - 1st Test
Australia won by 239 runs
Played at Lord's, London
21,22,23,24 July 2005 (5-day match)
  • Overs 0-50
14.1

Flintoff to Langer, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, flintoff gets it on target right away, Langer chops the ball to the off side

14.2

Flintoff to Langer, no run, once again Langer is watchful as he dabs the ball away. Flintoff getting good bounce from a decent length

14.3

Flintoff to Langer, no run, another ball bang on target from Flintoff - just on the stumps and short of a length - and Langer is forced to defend back ddown the pitch

14.4

Flintoff to Langer, OUT, short ball, Langer goes for the pull but can't get hold of it. The ball flies high in the air but Harmison watches it carefully and settles under it at square leg

JL Langer c Harmison b Flintoff 40 (77m 44b 5x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

14.5

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, just short of a length, dug in , Clarke defends to the on side

14.6

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, fuller and on the stumps, Flintoff bowling very intelligently here, Clarke is up to the task and works the ball to the on side

Australia 66/3   A Flintoff 1-1-0-1
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

16.5

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, short one, Clarke sees it early though, and ducks well under it

16.6

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, outside the off this time and quite full, Clarke lets the ball go through to the keeper

Australia 73/4   A Flintoff 2-1-2-1
18.1

Flintoff to Clarke, no run

18.2

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, short and a bit of width outside the off, Clarke goes for the cut but the ball goes off the bottom edge to the slips

18.3

Flintoff to Clarke, 1 no ball

18.3

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, just short of a length and slnting in to Clarke, inside edge onto the pads

18.4

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, outside the off, and it is a quick one, Clarke shapes to leave the ball alone but the ball comes in and hits the bat

18.5

Flintoff to Clarke, 1 run, tucked away towards midwicket for a single

18.6

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

Australia 80/4   A Flintoff 3-1-4-1
20.1

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, just back of a length and slanting in to the right-handed clarke. Defended to the on side

20.2

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, clipped to the on side but straight to the man under the helmet

20.3

Flintoff to Clarke, 1 run, attempted yorker speare in, dug out to the on side for a single

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   A Flintoff 4-1-6-1
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

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   A Flintoff 5-1-16-1
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   A Flintoff 6-1-18-1
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

26.5

Flintoff to Katich, no run

26.6

Flintoff to Katich, no run

Australia 117/5   A Flintoff 7-1-28-1
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

28.4

Flintoff to Warne, 1 no ball, Flintoff follows the wicket up with a no-ball

28.4

Flintoff to Warne, 1 leg bye, on the pads, Warne walks across and tries to whip the ball to fine leg, off the pads

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   A Flintoff 8-1-33-2
30.1

Flintoff to Warne, no run, short one speared in towards Warne's chest. He backs away and fends the ball towards the slips

30.2

Flintoff to Warne, FOUR, another well-direct short ball! This one screams up at Warne's throat and all he can do is open the face of the bat and fend the ball over the slips cordon. A lucky boundary that

30.3

Flintoff to Warne, FOUR, A bit of width and Warne gets a legitimate boundary carving the ball over point for four

30.4

Flintoff to Warne, no run, slightly fuller, outside the off, Warne has a go but misses. The ball goes past the edge to the keeper.

30.5

Flintoff to Warne, no run, Flintoff goes for the swinging yorker but Warne sees it early enough to keep the ball out

30.6

Flintoff to Warne, 1 run, another full one, this time slipping down the leg side, clipped away to fine leg

Australia 146/6   A Flintoff 9-1-42-2
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   A Flintoff 10-2-42-2
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

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   A Flintoff 11-2-50-2
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