Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

Australia won by 239 runs

Overs 0-50

15.1

SP Jones to Martyn, OUT, Simon Jones strikes with his first delivery! Just short of a length and oustdie the off, Martyn goes for the shot and can only manage an edge to the keeper!

DR Martyn c †GO Jones b SP Jones 2 (13m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

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

15.4

SP Jones to Clarke, FOUR, outside the off and swinging away, Clarke drives at it. The ball goes off the bat, but not especially convincingly, down to the third man fence

15.5

SP Jones to Clarke, no run, this one is left alone outside the off stump

15.6

SP Jones to Clarke, no run, a good outswinger from simon Jones, Clarke watches it well and leaves iot alone

Australia 71/4   SP Jones 1-0-5-1

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   SP Jones 2-0-10-1

19.1

SP Jones to Clarke, 1 run, full and on the pads, Clarke flicks it away with a clever use of the wrists, only a single as there's a man on the fence at square leg

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   SP Jones 3-0-11-1

21.1

SP Jones to Clarke, no run, full and way down the leg side, off the pad to the keeper

21.2

SP Jones to Clarke, no run, outside the off, a shade of away movement, Clarke shoulders arms and the ball goes through to the keeper

21.3

SP Jones to Clarke, FOUR, Clarke gets hold of this one - a touch too straight - well and clips iot through midwicket for his second boundary

21.4

SP Jones to Clarke, no run, outside the off and swining away, Clarke has a big drive without quite moving his feet, the ball goies just past the edge to the keeper

21.5

SP Jones to Clarke, OUT, Full delivery, pitches just outside the line of off stump and hurries onto Clarke. He plays and misses and is struck on the pad. Loud shout from the England team and slow finger of death from Rudi Koertzen sends Clarke on his way

MJ Clarke lbw b SP Jones 11 (35m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

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   SP Jones 4-0-15-2

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.

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   SP Jones 5-0-16-2

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.

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   SP Jones 6-0-20-2

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

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   SP Jones 7-0-25-2

29.1

SP Jones to Warne, no run, short ball outside the off, swinging away as well, Warne thinks about going for the pull and then decides against it

29.2

SP Jones to Warne, FOUR, short ball, this time on the stumps. Warne goes for a half-hearted pull and somehow manages to get it away from the fielder at fine leg

29.3

SP Jones to Warne, 1 run, quick one, pushed through a bit fuller, Warne jams the bat down on the ball and gets it away to the leg side for a single to bring Katich back on strike

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   SP Jones 8-0-34-2

31.1

SP Jones to Warne, no run, Jones bowls another beauty, quick and swinging away late. Warne has a poke but misses. Dangerously close there!

31.2

SP Jones to Warne, FOUR, just short of a driving length, but we know Warne isn't one to resist temptation, he goes for a flowing drive on the up and sends the ball sailing to the cover fence

31.3

SP Jones to Warne, no run, closer to the stumps and quick enough to hurry Warne. He defends awkwardly to the on side

31.4

SP Jones to Warne, no run, Warne drives to mid-off, Vaughan fields and has a massive shy at the stumps, Warne just manages to get out of the way of the ball, but falls firmly on the most padded part of his body doing so! Laughter all around!

31.5

SP Jones to Warne, FOUR, short one and Warne responds with a rasping pull that beats both the men on the fence on the leg side

31.6

SP Jones to Warne, 1 run, Warne keeps the strike with a glance to fine leg

Australia 155/6   SP Jones 9-0-43-2

33.1

SP Jones to Warne, 1 run, on the pads, Warne doesn't mind it there. Flicked down to backward square leg for a single

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   SP Jones 10-0-48-2
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A glum looking Michael Vaughan after defeat, England v Australia, 1st Test, Lord's, July 24

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