Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

Australia won by 239 runs

Overs 0-50

0.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, full and on the stumps, shaping in, played at and missed, taken on the pad

0.2

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, outside the off, through to the keeper past the outside edge

0.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, left alone outside the off stump

Remember McGrath is on 499 Test wickets, just one more to join an elite club

0.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, bang on target from McGrath, a little lift off the pitch, the ball hits the bat high up and falls at the batsman's feet

0.5

McGrath to Trescothick, FOUR, outside the off and fullish, Trescothick opens the face of the blade and runs the ball down to the third man fence

0.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, outside the off and left alone to the keeper

End of over 1 (4 runs) England 4/0
ME Trescothick    4* (6b 1x4)      GD McGrath    1-0-4-0
AJ Strauss    0* (0b)     

1.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, Lee begins with a loosener outside the off and Strauss leaves it well alone to the keeper

1.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, quick one on the stumpds, defended back down the pitch with a straight bat

1.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, this one threatens to come back in but goes straight through to the keeper

1.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, shorter and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

1.5

Lee to Strauss, 4 leg byes, very quick, very straight, Strauss tries to get out of the way but the ball flies off the shoulder and runs down for four leg byes

1.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone

End of over 2 (4 runs, maiden) England 8/0
AJ Strauss    0* (6b)      B Lee    1-1-0-0
ME Trescothick    4* (6b 1x4)     

2.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, McGrath on target again, just back of a length and outside the off, Trescothick leaves the ball alone

2.2

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length once more - precision McGrath bowling - and on the stumps, defended to the off side

2.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, slightly straighter this time and rising on Trescothick, he defends to off

2.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, once again bang on target and the ball is pushed away to the off

2.5

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, McGrath spears in the perfect yorker, swinging in late. Trescothick does well to get his feet out of the way and jam the bat down on the ball

2.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, defended to off and McGrath completes his first maiden over

End of over 3 (maiden) England 8/0
ME Trescothick    4* (12b 1x4)      GD McGrath    2-1-4-0
AJ Strauss    0* (6b)     

3.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, outside the off and left alone to the keeper

3.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, quick, quick ball from Lee, the ball flies past Strauss and there's some sound, Gilchrist goes up immediately, loud shout, not out is the call from Koertzen and it's a good one. The ball missed bat and clipped shirt sleeve on the way to the keeper

3.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, through to the keeper without any fuss this time

3.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, just short of a length and Lee steaming in here, defended watchfully

3.5

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads, Strauss squeezes that one onto his pad for a single to get off the mark

3.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short and well down the leg side, left alone to the keeper

End of over 4 (1 run) England 9/0
ME Trescothick    4* (13b 1x4)      B Lee    2-1-1-0
AJ Strauss    1* (11b)     

4.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run, full and on the off, pushed to cover

4.2

McGrath to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, played back down the pitch

4.3

McGrath to Strauss, 1 run, a touch too straight from McGrath and Strauss manages to tuck the ball away to fine leg for a single

4.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, outside the off, perfect line and length, good seam position, beats the bat and hurries through to the keeper

4.5

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, almost a carbon copy of the last ball but this time Trescothick leaves it well alone

4.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, slightly straighter, Trescothick pops it to the leg side

End of over 5 (1 run) England 10/0
ME Trescothick    4* (16b 1x4)      GD McGrath    3-1-5-0
AJ Strauss    2* (14b)     

5.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, left alone. Quite quick from Lee. He can afford to steam in, this is probably the last over before tea

5.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, slightly fuller and on the stumps, played down with soft hands to gully

5.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, faster, fuller and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

5.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, just back of a good length once more, left alone with an eye on the people in the dressing room heating up the water for tea

5.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, short one banged in. It's quick, but well down the leg side and poses no problems for Strauss

5.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, quick one, rapped on the pads, half-hearted lbw shout, denied, and that's tea!

Match State: Tea - Day 1 England have won both sessions that have gone so far We leave you briefly now but will be back with all the action in about 15 miutes time at 1410 GMT Welcome back to Lord's for the final session of play in what has been an action-packed day already 41 overs to be bowled today if we can get that many in That may not happen though this is an extended session McGrath to continue

End of over 6 (maiden) England 10/0
AJ Strauss    2* (20b)      B Lee    3-2-1-0
ME Trescothick    4* (16b 1x4)     

6.1

McGrath to Trescothick, OUT, Glenn McGrath gets it bang on target first ball after the break! That's wicket number 500 for a tireless champion! Trescothick tries to turn one to the on side and edges straight to Langer in the slips! Australia strike

ME Trescothick c Langer b McGrath 4 (24m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 23.52

This is a big moment for McGrath and he holds the ball up to the crowd. And why not? He fully deserves it, does McGrath. Michael Vaughan now comes in to bat

6.2

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, coming back in just a touch, Vaughan leaves it alone on height and it goes through to the keeper

6.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, once again left alone to the keeper, McGrath hitting a good line and length here

6.4

McGrath to Vaughan, 1 run, fuller and on the off, Vaughan drives well through cover. Half-stopped by the fielder but a single results

6.5

McGrath to Strauss, OUT, Another perfect ball from McGrath and Strauss can do nothing but edge to Warne at first slip who takes a good sharp catch just centimetres from the ground!

AJ Strauss c Warne b McGrath 2 (28m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.52

Don't you leave your seat for a minute, Australia are doing everything they can to get right back into this game after a dismal batting performance earlier. Glenn McGrath is showing the way in style Ian Bell comes to the crease for his first Ashes innings with the score on 11 for 2

6.6

McGrath to Bell, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, coming in off the seam, Bell plays and misses and the ball goes through to the keeper

End of over 7 (1 run) England 11/2
IR Bell    0* (1b)      GD McGrath    4-1-6-2
MP Vaughan    1* (3b)     

7.1

Lee to Vaughan, no run, A rather gentle one outside the off to Vaughan first up from Lee, left alone easily to the keeper

7.2

Lee to Vaughan, 2 runs, short one and Vaughan goes for the pull, very unconvincing shot. The ball loops up but out of reach of the fielders and lands at square leg

7.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, quick one from Lee but far enough outside the off stump for Vaughan to leave alone to the keeper

7.4

Lee to Vaughan, no run, slightly closer to the stumps this time and Vaughan goes towards the ball before pulling his bat away

7.5

Lee to Vaughan, no run, quick one, fuller and outside the off, left alone to Gilchrist who takes the ball that comes in at pace and height

7.6

Lee to Vaughan, no run, another quick one, Vaughan plays it well, using soft hands to fend the ball down to the slips cordon

End of over 8 (2 runs) England 13/2
MP Vaughan    3* (9b)      B Lee    4-2-3-0
IR Bell    0* (1b)     

8.1

McGrath to Bell, no run, outside the off and full, Bell leaves it alone even as it seams back in towards him

8.2

McGrath to Bell, no run, slightly shorter with this one and outside the off, chopped down to point

8.3

McGrath to Bell, 1 run, full one again, this time seaming in, Bell defends and the ball runs away off the inside edge to the on side for the young batsman to get off the mark

8.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, Great leave from Vaughan as McGrath shoulders arms to one that pitches outside off but seams in and goes just over the stumps

8.5

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, another one jags back in sharply, raps Vaughan on the pads, McGrath has got more seam movement than anyone else so far

8.6

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, slightly short of a length and on the stumps, Vaughan gets everything behind it and manages to keep it out

End of over 9 (1 run) England 14/2
MP Vaughan    3* (12b)      GD McGrath    5-1-7-2
IR Bell    1* (4b)     

9.1

Lee to Bell, no run, quick and just outside the off, Bell has a nervous poke and the ball goes past the outside edge to the keeper

9.2

Lee to Bell, no run, very quick from Lee, Bell is late on the shot and the ball thuds into the pads on the way down the leg side

9.3

Lee to Bell, no run, more pacy stuff from Lee, Bell leaves this alone outside the off

9.4

Lee to Bell, no run, full and quick, Bell is careful this time and defends with the full face of the bat

9.5

Lee to Bell, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, Bell is up to the task and leaves the ball alone well

9.6

Lee to Bell, no run, Lee wraps up a quick over that is a maiden as well with one outside the off that Bell is content letting go

End of over 10 (maiden) England 14/2
IR Bell    1* (10b)      B Lee    5-3-3-0
MP Vaughan    3* (12b)     

10.1

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, full and on the stumps, curving in just a touch, Vaughan does well to defend to the on side

This is an intriguing battle here, two great players up against each other, Vaughan and McGrath

10.2

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

10.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, straight one further away outside the off, Vaughan has no trouble in letting that go

10.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, McGrath drags his line closer to the stumps and Vaughan responds by defending watchfully towards gully

10.5

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, Absolute jaffa! Line, length, seam movement, Vaughan does well not to edge it as it goes past his bat

10.6

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, This time Vaughan sees the ball early and is in full control leaving it alone

End of over 11 (maiden) England 14/2
MP Vaughan    3* (18b)      GD McGrath    6-2-7-2
IR Bell    1* (10b)     

11.1

Lee to Bell, no run, defended to the on side with soft hands

11.2

Lee to Bell, no run, full one, Lee testing Bell here, but he is up to it, driving to the on side

11.3

Lee to Bell, no run, short one, quick and well directed, but Bell shows exactly how to leave a ball alone, keeping his eyes on the ball and swaying perfectly out of the way

11.4

Lee to Bell, FOUR, overpitched from Lee and Bell plays the shot of the day - a perfect copybook cover drive! What a glorious shot from a young man facing a stern test against some high quality bowling

11.5

Lee to Bell, no run, slightly shorter and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

11.6

Lee to Bell, no run, short one but it's wasted, slipping well down the leg side

End of over 12 (4 runs) England 18/2
IR Bell    5* (16b 1x4)      B Lee    6-3-7-0
MP Vaughan    3* (18b)     

12.1

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, McGrath hits another one right on the spot, outside the off and just short of a length, left alone. We might see a bit of caution from Vaughan here

12.2

McGrath to Vaughan, OUT, Just as we wondered if Vaughan would be careful McGrath shoots him down! Unfortunate for Vaughan as the ball keeps low and scuttles under his bat and wrecks the stumps

MP Vaughan b McGrath 3 (29m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.00

Glenn McGrath is on fire here at Lord's. It's as though he's telling England's bowlers, 'whatever you do, I can do better' Here's Kevin Pietersen, the man all England has been waiting to watch in an Ashes match

12.3

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, full and shaping in, Pietersen defends very carefully

12.4

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside the off

12.5

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, low full toss on the off, Pietersen strokes it to mid-off

12.6

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, once again outside the off, once again Pietersen leaves it alone and it's a wicket maiden for Glenn McGrath who now has figures of 3 for 7

End of over 13 (wicket maiden) England 18/3
KP Pietersen    0* (4b)      GD McGrath    7-3-7-3
IR Bell    5* (16b 1x4)     

13.1

Lee to Bell, no run, quick one, outside the off, left alone to the keeper

13.2

Lee to Bell, no run, another quick one, again just short of a length, left alone on heighht even though th eball is on the stumps. Might be a dangerous ploy after seeing how Vaughan losts his stumps to one that kept low

13.3

Lee to Bell, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

13.4

Lee to Bell, no run, outside the off and just back of a length, defended with an open face

13.5

Lee to Bell, no run, short one that climbs on Bell, there's nowhere to go for the batsman and he only manages to fend the ball away

13.6

Lee to Bell, 1 run, just short of a length and on the pads, Bell works it away well to fine leg for a single

End of over 14 (1 run) England 19/3
IR Bell    6* (22b 1x4)      B Lee    7-3-8-0
KP Pietersen    0* (4b)     

14.1

McGrath to Bell, no run, outside the off, perfect shape in, left well alone

14.2

McGrath to Bell, no run, outside the off, perfect shape in, left well alone

14.3

McGrath to Bell, OUT, And there's the perfect ball from McGrath. You can not play that. Perfect line and length, just enough seam movement to come in and take the inside edge and clatter into the leg stump! Australia are well and truly back in this game now!

IR Bell b McGrath 6 (34m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 24.00

Have a look at those figures 7.3-3-7-4. What more can a captain ask for?

14.4

McGrath to Flintoff, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, Flintoff defends well

14.5

McGrath to Flintoff, no run, outside the off, slightly fuller, Flintoff very carefullyh leaves it alone to the keeper

14.6

McGrath to Flintoff, no run, once again on target, pushed to gully, and end of another wicket-maiden for McGrath

End of over 15 (wicket maiden) England 19/4
A Flintoff    0* (3b)      GD McGrath    8-4-7-4
KP Pietersen    0* (4b)     

15.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, down the leg side, left alone to the keeper

15.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, outside the off, full and quick, Pietersen leaves it alone

15.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, and once again Pietersen respectfully lets the ball go outside the off stump

15.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, full and on the off, driven well, but straight to mid-off

15.5

Lee to Pietersen, 2 runs, Pietersen eases a full one through the covers for a brace to get off the mark in Test cricket

15.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, short ball, well pushed to the on side

End of over 16 (2 runs) England 21/4
KP Pietersen    2* (10b)      B Lee    8-3-10-0
A Flintoff    0* (3b)     

16.1

McGrath to Flintoff, OUT, McGrath gets another one bang on target, Flintoff can do nothing as the ball keeps low and crashes into the stumps! McGrath has five wickets and England are in deep, deep trouble.

A Flintoff b McGrath 0 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

16.2

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, good length, outside the off, probing line and length from McGrath, Jones defends carefully

16.3

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, slightly shorter, quicker as well, good pace and carry through to the keeper as Jones leaves the ball alone

16.4

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, Jones defends another one carefully towards gully

16.5

McGrath to GO Jones, FOUR, just a touch short and a bit of width and Jones shows he's not too overawed to crash the ball away when it is there to be hit. Cracking shot for a boundary through point!

16.6

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, on the stumps this time and fuller, defended carefully

The first bowling change of the innings. Gillespie replaces Lee at the Nursery End.

End of over 17 (4 runs) England 25/5
GO Jones    4* (5b 1x4)      GD McGrath    9-4-11-5
KP Pietersen    2* (10b)     

17.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, short and outside the off, Pietersen goes for an expansive shot outside the off and misses

17.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, Pietersen cuts to point

17.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, outside the off and full, just a hint of away movement, Pietersen leaves it alone

17.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, just back of a length and outside the off, Pietersen gets well behind the line of the ball and punches to point

17.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, on the off and slanting in a touch, Pietersen defends carefully with a straight bat

17.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, full and outside the off, left alone to the keeper, Gillespie starts with a maiden

Match State: Drinks

End of over 18 (maiden) England 25/5
KP Pietersen    2* (16b)      JN Gillespie    1-1-0-0
GO Jones    4* (5b 1x4)     

18.1

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, pushed through full and just on the off, the ball shapes in nicely but Jones gets behind the line well and defends

18.2

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

18.3

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, full again and outside the off, the ball seams in a bit and keeps low as well. Tough to play that

18.4

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, defended carefully towards point

18.5

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, full and on the off, pushed back past the bowler to mid-on

18.6

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, full one outside the off, Jones lets it go to the keeper

End of over 19 (maiden) England 25/5
GO Jones    4* (11b 1x4)      GD McGrath    10-5-11-5
KP Pietersen    2* (16b)     

19.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, short and wide, terrible ball from Gillespie, Pieterson stands tall and smashes that through cover, superb shot that!

19.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fuller this time and swinging away a bit, Pietersen leaves the ball alone to the keeper

19.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fuller and a touch straighter, Pietersen walks across and drives to mid-on

19.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, quick one from Gillespie, fuller and outside the off, Pietersen throws everything at it but misses

19.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, defended to the off side off the back foot

19.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fuller and straighter, Pietersen gets behind the line nicely and strokes the ball to mid-on

End of over 20 (4 runs) England 29/5
KP Pietersen    6* (22b 1x4)      JN Gillespie    2-1-4-0
GO Jones    4* (11b 1x4)     

20.1

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, fullish and on the off, Jones defends carefully

20.2

McGrath to GO Jones, FOUR, short and a bit of width, Jones hits another one perfectly through point for four

20.3

McGrath to GO Jones, 1 run, fuller and on the pads, clipped past midwicket for a single

20.4

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, fuller and on the off, shaping in, defended carefully

20.5

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, just outside the off, just short of a length, driven well off the back foot to cover

20.6

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, slightly fuller and on the stumps, seaming in, off bat onto pad

End of over 21 (5 runs) England 34/5
KP Pietersen    6* (25b 1x4)      GD McGrath    11-5-16-5
GO Jones    9* (14b 2x4)     

21.1

Gillespie to GO Jones, 1 no ball, Gillespie starts his third over with a no-ball that Jones pushes to mid-on

21.1

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, Jones has a go at that but misses

21.2

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, closer to the stumps, still not full enough to drive, pushed away to the off side

21.3

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, slightly shorter, angling in, the ball hits the pitch and seams away, very tough to play that

21.4

Gillespie to GO Jones, FOUR, fullish and outside the off, Jones drives well through cover. Clarke half stops it at cover but the ball runs away to the fence and England have a batsman in double figures

21.5

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, clipped to the on side

21.6

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, short of a length, outside the off, moving away a little bit, cut played and missed, through to the keeper

End of over 22 (5 runs) England 39/5
GO Jones    13* (21b 3x4)      JN Gillespie    3-1-9-0
KP Pietersen    6* (25b 1x4)     

22.1

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, full and on the off, swinging in, defended back down the pitch

22.2

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, left well alone to Gilchrist behind the stumps

22.3

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, once again just back of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper. McGrath bowling his 12th over but showing no sign of tiring and is deadly accurate

22.4

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, full and on the off, pushed to mid-off

22.5

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, McGrath bangs one in short, Pietersen goes for the pull but only manages to hit the ball to short-midwicket

22.6

McGrath to Pietersen, 1 run, squeezed through th eon side for a single

End of over 23 (1 run) England 40/5
KP Pietersen    7* (31b 1x4)      GD McGrath    12-5-17-5
GO Jones    13* (21b 3x4)     

23.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, full and outside the off, just a hint of away movement, Pietersen eases the ball to the off side

23.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed just wide of Michael Clarke at cover for a quick single

23.3

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, defended back with the full face of the bat

23.4

Gillespie to GO Jones, 2 runs, just short of a length and outside the off, Jones does well to keep the ball down and get it to third man for a brace

23.5

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, on th eoff and short of a driving length. Jones goes back and defends.

23.6

Gillespie to GO Jones, 1 run, just short of a length once more, a bit of width this time and Jones can push it past point for a single

End of over 24 (4 runs) England 44/5
GO Jones    16* (25b 3x4)      JN Gillespie    4-1-13-0
KP Pietersen    8* (33b 1x4)     

24.1

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, McGrath goes on, Jones defends

24.2

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, outside the off and fullish, left well alone to the keeper

24.3

McGrath to GO Jones, FOUR, short and a bit of width, Jones really likes it there. He creams this one backward of point for a boundary, his fourth in this innings

24.4

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, full and straight this time, driven to the man at short cover

24.5

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, this one screams back in from outside the off, a lot of seam movement, cuts Jones in half. The ball brushes Jones's trousers on the way to the keeper

24.6

McGrath to GO Jones, no run

End of over 25 (4 runs) England 48/5
GO Jones    20* (31b 4x4)      GD McGrath    13-5-21-5
KP Pietersen    8* (33b 1x4)     

25.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, back of a length and outside the off, driven to point

25.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, just short of a length and on the pads, worked away to the on side for a single

25.3

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, slightly quicker and outside the off, a hint of away movement, left alone to the keeper

25.4

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, short one that takes off a bit off the pitch, Jones looks to play and then tries to back off and gets hit flush on the arm. Very strange bounce from this first-day Lord's pitch

25.5

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, slightly fuller and outside the off, Gillespie plugging away here trying to find a rhythm. Remember he isn't in the best of form at the moment.

25.6

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, outside the off once more and moving away, left alone

Lee replaces McGrath at the Pacilion End That's Pavilion End, apologies.

End of over 26 (1 run) England 49/5
GO Jones    20* (35b 4x4)      JN Gillespie    5-1-14-0
KP Pietersen    9* (35b 1x4)     

26.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, full and outside the off, a bit of a loosener, Pietersen leaves it alone to Gilchrist

26.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, quicker, and on the stumps, Pietersen has to work hard to keep this one out

26.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, full and on the off stump, driven to mid-off

26.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, quick again from Lee, and he's keeping it full at the moment, defended. The short ball can't be too far away though

26.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, down the leg side, slightly short, Pietersen has a go at a pull shot but misses

26.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, outside the off and full, left alione. Lee begins a fresh spell with a maiden

End of over 27 (maiden) England 49/5
KP Pietersen    9* (41b 1x4)      B Lee    9-4-10-0
GO Jones    20* (35b 4x4)     

27.1

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, fullish and outside the off, left alone to th ekeeper

27.2

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left well alone once more

27.3

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, pushed slightly further up, there's a bit of shape going away. Defended to off

27.4

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, slightly closer to the stumps, the ball hits the deck and moves away quite nicely. Jones plays and misses. Shades of the old Dizzy Gillespie here

27.5

Gillespie to GO Jones, FOUR, short and wide, just as we were wondering Gillespie was finding form, cut away in specatcular fashion to the point fence

27.6

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, fuller and on the stumps, rapped on the pads, loud shout from the keeper and the slips cordon but the ball is going down leg

Lee to continue, bowling over the wicket to Pietersen

End of over 28 (4 runs) England 53/5
GO Jones    24* (41b 5x4)      JN Gillespie    6-1-18-0
KP Pietersen    9* (41b 1x4)     

28.1

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, short and drifting down the leg side, worked away to long-leg for an easy single

28.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Jones leaves it for the keeper

28.3

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, angling in from outside the off stump, Jones gets behind the ball and defends it to the on side, quick single taken, McGrath had to move in from mid-on

28.4

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, bit of room outside the off stump and Pietersen manages to find the gap between point and cover, driven away standing tall on the back-foot

28.5

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, turned away on the leg side for an easy single

28.6

Lee to GO Jones, FOUR, four more! good length delivery outside the off stump, Jones gets into a good position and drives it away through covers

End of over 29 (11 runs) England 64/5
GO Jones    29* (44b 6x4)      B Lee    10-4-21-0
KP Pietersen    15* (44b 2x4)     

29.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, on the pads now and flicked away the square-leg fence. Yet another boundary!

29.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, Pietersen tries to drag the ball from well outside off through midwicket, the ball bounces away to the on side

29.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, back of a length and outside the off. This time Pietersen leaves it well alone

29.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fullish and outside the off side, left alone with ease

29.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fuller and outside the off, once again Pietersen stays patient and lets the ball go through

29.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, this one is angled in, Pietersen defends watchfully

End of over 30 (4 runs) England 68/5
KP Pietersen    19* (50b 3x4)      JN Gillespie    7-1-22-0
GO Jones    29* (44b 6x4)     

30.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run, quick one from Lee, sliding in from outside the off, left alone to the keeper

30.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, quick and angled in towards the stumps, driven to mid-on

When will we see Shane Warne? Surely Ponting must be thinking about giving him a bowl

30.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps. This one keeps a little low but Jones is able to watch it onto his bat and defend late

30.4

Lee to GO Jones, no run, full and outside the off, very pacy, left alone to the keeper

30.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, straight and on a good length, defended back down the pitch

30.6

Lee to GO Jones, no run, slanted in to the stumps, Jones defends well to the on side

End of over 31 (maiden) England 68/5
GO Jones    29* (50b 6x4)      B Lee    11-5-21-0
KP Pietersen    19* (50b 3x4)     

31.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fullish and on the off, Gillespie now slanting the ball in from wide of the crease, defended to mid-on

31.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, this one pitches outside the off and goes away off the pitch, left alone to the keeper

31.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, too straight and too full from Gillespie. That is Pietersen's strength, he moves across and flicks magnificently through midwicket. That brings up the 50 partnership as well!

31.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, short one from Gillespie and Pietersen rocks back and launches this one over mid-on. Cracking shot that!

31.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper this time. Pietersen showing good temperemant.

31.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, driven fluently but straight to the man at mid-off

End of over 32 (8 runs) England 76/5
KP Pietersen    27* (56b 5x4)      JN Gillespie    8-1-30-0
GO Jones    29* (50b 6x4)     

32.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run, Excellent swinging yorker from Lee. Jones shows his stuff keeping it out well. Top cricket all around.

32.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, just short of a length this time and outside the off, a bit of curve in to the right-handed Jones, defended to the on side

32.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, slipping down the leg side, Jones has a flick and a miss, through to the keeper

32.4

Lee to GO Jones, (no ball) 1 run, short one, fended away to fine leg, and it's a no-ball to boot

32.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, another short one, Pietersen watches it well and sways out of harm's way

32.5

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, nurdled away to the leg side

32.6

Lee to GO Jones, no run, uncomfortably quick one on the stumps, shaping in to Jones who manages to fend the ball to the ons ide

And there's the moment. Shane Warne comes in to the attack, replacing Gillespie at the Nursery End Warne to Pietersen, here we go!

End of over 33 (3 runs) England 79/5
GO Jones    30* (55b 6x4)      B Lee    12-5-24-0
KP Pietersen    28* (58b 5x4)     

33.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, drifting onto the pads, Pietersen defends and misses, shout for lbw, turned down

33.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, tossed up and outside the leg stump, a bit of turn, rapped on the pad

33.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, outside the leg stump and Pietersen goes for a sweep, off the glove bouncing down to the keeper

33.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, on the off this time, nice loop going, Pietersen defends

33.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, tossed up a bit more and outside the off, driven firmly but straight to short cover

33.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, slower this time and on the leg stump, Pietersen defends carefully and Warne starts with a maiden over

A couple of overs probably left in the day

End of over 34 (maiden) England 79/5
KP Pietersen    28* (64b 5x4)      SK Warne    1-1-0-0
GO Jones    30* (55b 6x4)     

34.1

Lee to GO Jones, OUT, Lee bangs one in short and it flies off the pitch, Jones can only fend the ball straight into the air for Gilchrist to catch! Lee gets a well-deserved wicket. He has absolutely steamed in all day

GO Jones c †Gilchrist b Lee 30 (85m 56b 6x4 0x6) SR: 53.57

England in more trouble, losing that vital wicket just as a partnership was building, with the end of the day nearing

34.2

Lee to Giles, no run, Lee goes for the inswinging yorker but Giles seems to know it's coming and defends well

34.3

Lee to Giles, no run, bouncer to follow the yorker, Giles ducks well under that

34.4

Lee to Giles, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, tapped to the on side

34.5

Lee to Giles, FOUR, just short of a length and outside the off, Giles pokes at it and the ball just evades the slip fielder and runs down to the third man fence

34.6

Lee to Giles, 1 no ball, short and very quick, that is a lethal Lee delivery! Giles pops up a catch but it's a no-ball!

34.6

Lee to Giles, FOUR, full this tiome and Giles pushes it beautifully through mid-on for a boundary

End of over 35 (9 runs) England 88/6
AF Giles    8* (6b 2x4)      B Lee    13-5-33-1
KP Pietersen    28* (64b 5x4)     

35.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, full and on the pads, Pietersen kicks it away tucking bat behind pad

35.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, once again on the pads and Pietersen does the same thing again, kicking the ball to short leg

35.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, on the pads and Pietersen tries to flick but can't quite manage

35.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, short and a bit of width, should have been put away but Pietersen can only chop it into the ground

35.5

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, punched off the back foot to the left of cover for a single

35.6

Warne to Giles, 1 run, on the pads, tucked away to fine leg for a single and Giles will keep the strike for what should be the last over of the day

End of over 36 (2 runs) England 90/6
AF Giles    9* (7b 2x4)      SK Warne    2-1-2-0
KP Pietersen    29* (69b 5x4)     

36.1

Lee to Giles, no run, short one from Lee just outside the off, Giles watches it carefully and leaves it alone to the keeper

36.2

Lee to Giles, no run, another short one, just about fended past the man at short leg

36.3

Lee to Giles, no run, and predictably another short one, and equally predictably Giles ducks under it

Lee now comes round the wicket. Plenty of eddoft into each ball here from the fast bowler.

36.4

Lee to Giles, no run, banged in short and slanting in to Giles, through to the keeper

36.5

Lee to Giles, 2 runs, just short of a length and outside the off, punched past mid-off for a brace

And here's the last ball of the day ... Over the wicket again comes Lee

36.6

Lee to Giles, OUT, slightly short, slipping down the leg side, good pace, and Giles goes for a glance, through to the keeper and up goes the finger!

AF Giles c †Gilchrist b Lee 11 (14m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.61

Apologies for the confusion on that last dismissal. The excitement of a long, full day's cricket is getting to all of us! But what a day it has been ... England over the moon with getting Australia out for just 190, Stephen Harmison kicking in with a superb 5 for 43 Then came Glenn McGrath, the metronome, and picked up his 500th Test wicket, following it up with a brilliant spell that left England reeling at 21 for 5 Geraint Jones and Kevin Pietersen then forged a recovery of sorts, but at the end of the day england are still 98 behind and struggling at 92 for 7 We hope you enjoyed the day's play as much we enjoyed bringing it to you That's it for the moment from us. Join us again tomorrow at 9.30am GMT for all the action from the second day's play Match State: Stumps - Day 1 Hello and welcome to the Cricinfo's coverage of the second day's play of this amazing Ashes Test match at Lord's I'm Anand Vasu, and I'll be your commentator for the day. Amazing scenes greeted a packed house on the first day. Stephen Harmison began the rout with a fierce spell, and ended with 5 for 43 But it was Glenn McGrath, the never-say-die metronome, who had the last laugh, with a five-wicket burst that broke the back of the English batting line-up All of a sudden, with England reeling at 92 for 7, and even getting there only thanks to Geraint Jones and Kevin Pietersen, Australia's 190 doesn't seem so dismal The second day has dawned cloudy and a bit overcast, which should help McGrath and a pumped up Brett Lee The forecast is for a cloudy day with sunny intervals The temperature should be in a moderate, pleasant range and the humidity is not especially high This match has been set up perfectly, as if to prove that loads of runs are not the only way you can have an exciting game The players have come out on to the field now and play should get under way any moment Kevin Pitersen is on strike and he has Matthew Hoggard for company It will be Shane Warne to start things off at the Nursery End This should be fun ... Warne to KP The field is attacking - a short leg and a slip for Warne

End of over 37 (2 runs) England 92/7
     B Lee    14-5-35-2
KP Pietersen    29* (69b 5x4)     

37.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, tossed up and drifting down the leg side, goes past Pietersen's pad and to Gilchrist

37.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, this is a straight one and on the stumps, Pietersen pads up with bat close, loud, loud shout for lbw but Pietersen is well forward and survices

37.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, a bit of width and short, chopped to point

37.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, flatter and on the pads, Pietersen sqeezes it to the on side

37.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, slower and on the stumps, Pietersen gets well forward and defends carefully

37.6

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, on the pads again and this time Pietersen can work it away through square for a single

Good first over from Warne, keeping the pressure on Pietersen and getting a very good shout in. It's not going to be easy to keep Warne out of this game even if the quick bowlers have taken all the wickets to fall so far Five-star McGrath to bowl from the Pavilion End. Pietersen backs away as McGrath comes in to bowl and McGrath lets a gentle one go anyway. Pietersen slides out of the way and there's laughter all round

End of over 38 (1 run) England 93/7
KP Pietersen    30* (75b 5x4)      SK Warne    3-1-3-0
MJ Hoggard    0* (0b)     

38.1

McGrath to Pietersen, FOUR, just short of a length and outside the off, Pietersen flashes it hard through point to the third man fence

38.2

McGrath to Pietersen, 1 run, just short of a length and on the off, Pietersen works it to mid-on, his scoring zone, and scampers a single

Hoggard now faces his first ball

38.3

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, Hoggard leaves it well alone. You can't help think McGrath is setting up Hoggard by bowling it so far wide of the stumps

38.4

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, another one well outside the off and Hoggard can leave it alone. But the tailender better watch out ...

38.5

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, and another from McGrath far outside the off, he doesn't bowl there without a reason

38.6

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, short one to end the over, Hoggard sways out of the way

End of over 39 (5 runs) England 98/7
MJ Hoggard    0* (4b)      GD McGrath    14-5-26-5
KP Pietersen    35* (77b 6x4)     

39.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, eased past mid-on

39.2

Warne to Hoggard, no run, tossed up and on the stumps, Hoggard gets well forward and defends with bat and pad held close together

39.3

Warne to Hoggard, no run, down the leg side this time and Hoggard just takes it on the pad

39.4

Warne to Hoggard, no run, that's the straight one, slightly quicker too, Hoggard struggles and is beaten but manages not to get out, the ball goes through to Gilchrist

39.5

Warne to Hoggard, no run, floated, teasing, tossed up delivery on the pads, spins and takes the outside of the bat and rolls to slip

39.6

Warne to Hoggard, no run, slightly short and wide, Hoggard goes for the cut and misses

End of over 40 (1 run) England 99/7
MJ Hoggard    0* (9b)      SK Warne    4-1-4-0
KP Pietersen    35* (78b 6x4)     

40.1

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, full and on the off, shaping in to the right-handed Pietersen, who walks across and tries to whip the ball to the on side, the ball goes to mid-on

40.2

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, just short of a length and outside the off,Pietersen gets on the back foot and defends

40.3

McGrath to Pietersen, 1 run, McGrath goes for the yorker but Pietersen squeezes it through midwicket and England get to three figures

40.4

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, another attempted yorker, Hoggard keeps it out well

Two slips and a gully for McGrath when Hoggard is batting, and a man at short leg as well

40.5

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, outside the off ad well short of a driving length, left alone

40.6

McGrath to Hoggard, 1 bye, Gilchrist fumbles one and the batsmen can go through for a single

End of over 41 (2 runs) England 101/7
MJ Hoggard    0* (12b)      GD McGrath    15-5-27-5
KP Pietersen    36* (81b 6x4)     

41.1

Warne to Hoggard, no run, tossed up and on the pads, spinning across Hoggard, he leaves it alone and it just passes the off stump

41.2

Warne to Hoggard, no run, outside the leg stump now and Hoggard can kick it away easily

41.3

Warne to Hoggard, no run, flat and on the pads, defended with bat and pad held close together

41.4

Warne to Hoggard, OUT, Warne gets his man! Hoggard cuts one that is short and a bit wide, Hayden parries the ball that comes fast to him and takes a good one-handed reflex catch after. Fine slip fielding and Warne has his first wicket of the game!

MJ Hoggard c Hayden b Warne 0 (18m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

41.5

Warne to Harmison, no run, full and on the off, defended carefully

41.6

Warne to Harmison, no run, just past the outside edge of Harmison's bat. End of a successful over from Warne

End of over 42 (wicket maiden) England 101/8
SJ Harmison    0* (2b)      SK Warne    5-2-4-1
KP Pietersen    36* (81b 6x4)     

42.1

McGrath to Pietersen, FOUR, Cracking shot! McGrath is full and Pietersen bludgeons that back past the bowler for four. That is some hand-eye co-ordination!

42.2

McGrath to Pietersen, SIX, Maximum! Glenn McGrath being treated by a club bolwer on this occasion! Pietersen gets to th epitch of the ball and creams it into the stands over long-off. That is an incredible shot!

42.3

McGrath to Pietersen, FOUR, And now a spanking cover drive to bring up his half-century! Pietersen really turning it on with power and panache. Great knock from him in his first Test innings

42.4

McGrath to Pietersen, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off, slanted down to third man for a single

42.5

McGrath to Harmison, no run, left well alone outside the off stump

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42.6

McGrath to Harmison, no run, once again left well alone and Harmison survives

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End of over 43 (15 runs) England 116/8
SJ Harmison    0* (4b)      GD McGrath    16-5-42-5
KP Pietersen    51* (85b 8x4 1x6)     

43.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, back foot punch through cover but Pietersen turns down the single to keep Harmison away from the strike

43.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, tossed up and inviting the big hit, Pietersen goes for it but can't make clean contact

43.3

Warne to Pietersen, SIX, He's certainly taken the invitation this time, and clobbered Warne over midwicket into the hospitality boxes in the stands! Audacious shot that!

43.4

Warne to Pietersen, OUT, Pietersen goes for another mighty hit and the ball sails high and handsome between midwicket and long on, Damien Martyn charges about twenty metres to his left, dives full length and pulls off a stunning catch just metres from the ropes!

KP Pietersen c Martyn b Warne 57 (148m 89b 8x4 2x6) SR: 64.04

That is an incredible catch to brinbg the curtain down on a fine, fine innings from Pietersen that saved England's blushes

43.5

Warne to Harmison, 1 run, full toss, and Harmison gets down on one knee and laps the ball round the corner

43.6

Warne to SP Jones, 1 run, outside the opff and Jones gets off the mark with a single to third man

End of over 44 (8 runs) England 124/9
SP Jones    1* (1b)      SK Warne    6-2-12-2
SJ Harmison    1* (5b)     

44.1

McGrath to SP Jones, no run, full and on th epads, cramping Jones up, defended inside out towards mid-off

44.2

McGrath to SP Jones, no run, played back to McGrath who collects in his follow through and has a shu at the stumps but misses

44.3

McGrath to SP Jones, FOUR, slightly overpitched and Jones takes full toll driving through cover with power and placement. Excellent shot from Jones!

44.4

McGrath to SP Jones, no run, bouncer banged in to Jones. He sees it early and ducks well under it. Well bowled, well played.

44.5

McGrath to SP Jones, no run, another slightly short one, this time Jones has a go, misses. The ball sails through to Gilchrist

44.6

McGrath to SP Jones, no run, another short one to end the over. Left well alone

Lee brought into the attack. Expect a bouncer or two ...

End of over 45 (4 runs) England 128/9
SP Jones    5* (7b 1x4)      GD McGrath    17-5-46-5
SJ Harmison    1* (5b)     

45.1

Lee to Harmison, no run, short, fast and furious, airy swish from Harmison, but the ball sails through to the keeper without any difficulty

45.2

Lee to Harmison, 1 no ball, No-ball from Lee, he's really giving it everything. 100% effort from the fast bowler

45.2

Lee to Harmison, 1 no ball, And another no-ball. This time it's the bouncer. Goes through to the keeper.

45.2

Lee to Harmison, 1 run, just back of a length and on the stumps, pulled to the on side for a single

45.3

Lee to SP Jones, 2 runs, Short and a bit of width, Jones manages to get the ball away over the infield towards cover. Not the prettiest shot, but it's the result that counts at this stage

45.4

Lee to SP Jones, FOUR, slightly short again and outside the off, Jones backs away and slices this one to the third man boundary. Clever batting from Jones

45.5

Lee to SP Jones, 3 runs, and once more, not especially pleasing to look at, but Jones effectively scoops the ball over the infield, sending it towards cover for more invaluable runs

45.6

Lee to Harmison, 1 run, now Harmison comes to the party carving Lee over point towards third man for a single

End of over 46 (13 runs) England 141/9
SJ Harmison    3* (10b)      B Lee    15-5-47-2
SP Jones    14* (10b 2x4)     

46.1

McGrath to Harmison, no run, full and down the leg side, Harmison swishes and misses, through to Gilchrist

46.2

McGrath to Harmison, 1 run, just a bit of width and Harmison is able to chop the ball past point for a single

46.3

McGrath to SP Jones, FOUR, Jones has another big heave and the ball slices off his blade and screams away to the third man fence. Again not classical from Jones, but precious runs being added

46.4

McGrath to SP Jones, no run, full and straight, pushed to mid-on

46.5

McGrath to SP Jones, 1 run, squeezed past mid-off for a quick single. Jones is batting well here

46.6

McGrath to Harmison, 1 run, full and swinging in, Harmison has a go and the ball runs down to fine leg off the inside edge

Very vital partnership this. It's already worth 26 and that is a lot in the context of a low-scoring game. new bowl skw Warne back in the attack

End of over 47 (7 runs) England 148/9
SJ Harmison    5* (13b)      GD McGrath    18-5-53-5
SP Jones    19* (13b 3x4)     

47.1

Warne to Harmison, FOUR, tossed up and on the pads, Harmison waltzes down the pitch and effortlessly lofts the ball over mid-on. That is not the shot of a No. 10 batsman! 150 for England

47.2

Warne to Harmison, no run, rapped on thwe pad but slipping down the leg, half-hearted shout for lbw

47.3

Warne to Harmison, 1 run, taken from well outside the off stump and swept through square leg for a single

47.4

Warne to SP Jones, 1 run, Booming drive to a big turner from Warne. Inside edge runs to square leg

47.5

Warne to Harmison, no run, quicker straight one, Harmison cuts and misses, stifled appeal for caught behind

47.6

Warne to Harmison, 1 run, lap sweep tp the full toss, another single

Lee comes into the attack at the Pavilion End

End of over 48 (7 runs) England 155/9
SJ Harmison    11* (18b 1x4)      SK Warne    7-2-19-2
SP Jones    20* (14b 3x4)     

48.1

Lee to Harmison, OUT, Full and on the off, Harmison goes for a big hit but can only spoon a catch to Damien Martyn at mid-off

SJ Harmison c Martyn b Lee 11 (35m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.89

End of the England innings and they still trail by 35 But Australia will not be especially pleased at the number of runs the England tail added 63 runs scored off 11.1 overs this morning Australia will bat in their second innings shortly. That should be in about 10 minutes. This is Anand Vasu, your commentator, signing off very briefly. See you again in about 10 minutes! Remember to write in to us with any comments you have about our coverage or the match. The place to do that is http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html And the players are back on the field and this is Anand Vasu welcoming you back to Cricinfo's coverage of this Ashes Test Australia are about to begin their second innings. Hayden and Langer run out onto the field to join the England team Harmison to begin, Langer on strike

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