Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

Australia won by 239 runs

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7.6

Hoggard to Hayden, OUT, There's the peach from Hoggard. Perfectly pitched up, swinging in late, Hayden leans forward to drive and misses as the ball shatters the off stump! Hoggard strikes! Now you can bet he'll be bowling another over or two!

ML Hayden b Hoggard 12 (38m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.00

Australia 35/1   JL Langer 22* (24b 3x4)   MJ Hoggard 4-0-19-1

12.5

Harmison to Ponting, OUT, Harmison strikes! Just short of driving length and outside the off, Ponting drives and edges, the ball carries well to Strauss in the slips who takes an important catch!

RT Ponting c Strauss b Harmison 9 (38m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 55/2   JL Langer 31* (36b 4x4)   SJ Harmison 6.5-0-30-1

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

Australia 66/3   DR Martyn 2* (3b)   A Flintoff 0.4-0-0-1

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

Australia 66/4   MJ Clarke 0* (2b)   SP Jones 0.1-0-0-1

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

Australia 87/5   SM Katich 6* (23b 1x4)   SP Jones 3.5-0-15-2

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   SM Katich 12* (49b 2x4)   A Flintoff 7.3-1-32-2

36.1

Harmison to Warne, OUT, Warne gets a bit too cheeky, walking across his stumps. Harmison spears one in full, fast and on the leg stump. The stump flies out of the ground and Warne's entertaining cameo comes to an end

SK Warne b Harmison 28 (40m 29b 5x4 0x6) SR: 96.55

Australia 175/7   SM Katich 27* (67b 5x4)   SJ Harmison 9.1-0-36-2

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   B Lee 3* (1b)   SJ Harmison 9.3-0-39-3

38.4

Harmison to Lee, OUT, Harmison fires one of his rockets and Lee is cut in half, the ball squeezes between bat and pad - there's a loud sound as it goes through - and Jones behind the stumps takes a sharp catch

B Lee c †GO Jones b Harmison 3 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Australia 178/9   JN Gillespie 0* (6b)   SJ Harmison 10.4-0-39-4

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   GD McGrath 10* (7b 2x4)   SJ Harmison 11.2-0-43-5
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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

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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