Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Wicket commentary

The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

Australia won by 239 runs

Overs 0-50


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

England 10/1   AJ Strauss 2* (20b)   GD McGrath 3.1-1-5-1


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

England 11/2   MP Vaughan 1* (3b)   GD McGrath 3.5-1-6-2


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

England 18/3   IR Bell 5* (16b 1x4)   GD McGrath 6.2-2-7-3


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

England 19/4   KP Pietersen 0* (4b)   GD McGrath 7.3-3-7-4


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

England 21/5   KP Pietersen 2* (10b)   GD McGrath 8.1-4-7-5


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 79/6   KP Pietersen 28* (64b 5x4)   B Lee 12.1-5-24-1


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

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


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

England 101/8   KP Pietersen 36* (81b 6x4)   SK Warne 4.4-1-4-1


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

England 122/9   SJ Harmison 0* (4b)   SK Warne 5.4-2-10-2


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

England 155/10   SP Jones 20* (14b 3x4)   B Lee 15.1-5-47-3
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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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