Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2nd Test: England v Australia at Birmingham, Aug 4-7, 2005
The Ashes - 2nd Test
England won by 2 runs
4,5,6,7 August 2005 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
0.1

Lee to Trescothick, 1 wide, just short of a length and far outside the off, slanting so much away from the left-handed Trescothick that it is called a wide!

0.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and just outside the off, left well alone

0.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, pushed through a bit quicker and fuller, once again easily left alone to the wicketkeeper

0.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, and there's another one just outside the off and left alone and the ball bounces twice before reaching the keeper. No pace on this pitch at all early on

0.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, closer to the off stump this time, just short of a good length, plenty of effort from Lee, left alone to the keeper

0.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, pushed through much fuller, but also too wide to tempt Trtescothick to play a stroke, the ball thuds into Gilchrist's gloves quite low down

0.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, on the off and full, driven hard but straight to the man at mid-off

England 1/0   ME Trescothick 0* (6b)
2.1

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, on the off this time and Trescothick leans into the shot nicely, transferring weight from back foot to front, the timing is as good as the placement and the ball runs away to that short cover boundary at Edgbaston

2.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, full and straight, defended back down the pitch watchfully

2.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, very full, very far wide, left alone, plenty of effort from Lee on a slow pitch but it just is not coming together for him at the moment

2.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and on the stumps, not much swing or threatening pace here, defended to the on side with a straight bat

2.5

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, full this time, perhaps too much so, and on the off, Trescothick watches the ball nicely onto bat and punches through cover for a tidy boundary!

2.6

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, Take that! A bit of width and full and Trescothick helps himself to a meaty cover drive! The ball scorches the turf and flies to the cover boundary, crashing into the advertising hoardings

England 17/0   ME Trescothick 12* (12b 3x4)
4.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, full and on the off, decent pace as well, Trescothick opens the face of the bat and runs the ball down to gully

4.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, once again good pace, just outside the off, fullish, left alone

4.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, and a repeat of the last ball. Lee steaming in and sending it outside the off, left alone to the keeper

4.5

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, full and outside the off, driven well through cover, Martyn gives chase and almost pulls the ball up at the ropes but trods on the rope in the process

4.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and outside the leg stump, left alone to the keeper

4.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, end of another steaming Lee over, but the ball was mostly left alone and a lot of effort wasted from Lee

England 22/0   ME Trescothick 16* (19b 4x4)
5.4

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, Trescothick facing Gillespie for the first time today, ,left alone

5.5

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended back down the pitch, the batsmen think about a quick single and wisely decide against it

5.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just outside the off this time, defended towards gully

England 27/0   ME Trescothick 16* (22b 4x4)
7.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off stump, that's where Banger likes it, crashed through extra-cover for four

7.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, placed down to the off side for a quick single

England 32/0   ME Trescothick 21* (24b 5x4)
8.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, Lee musters up all his energy and bangs one in short. Hard work on this pitch. Trescothick ducks under it

8.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, once again a slightly shorter length, on the stumps, played back down the pitch

8.3

Lee to Trescothick, (no ball) FOUR, just short of a length and outside the off stump, Trescothick waits on it and chops the ball hard into the ground, the ball bounces over point and rushes to the fence

8.3

Lee to Trescothick, 1 run, just short of a driving length and drifting onto the pads, worked away down to fine-leg awkwardly

England 42/0   ME Trescothick 26* (28b 6x4)
9.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, 2 runs, back fo a length and on the pads, easy for Trescothick to nurdle the ball away to fine-leg and add two to his tally

9.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, slightly fuller and on the off, defended with soft hands and an angled bat

9.3

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, full again and on the off stump, played back towards the bowler

9.4

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, back of a length this time, outside the off stump, angling away with the arm, left alone to the keeper

9.5

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, Trescothick defends back down the pitch with care

9.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, Gillespie hits his line and length again with the last ball of the over, left alone easily

England 44/0   ME Trescothick 28* (34b 6x4)
11.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, full and outside the off, Trescothick leaves that alone, but was that just te first hinto of swing? The ball appeared to curve in after it had passed the batsman

11.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just a bit of width and Trescothick bangs the ball, but Michael Clarke is at point

11.3

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, played back down the pitch to the bowler

11.4

Gillespie to Trescothick, FOUR, short ball banged in but there's nothing in this pitch at all, Trescothick moves across and pulls effortlessly to the fine-leg fence

11.5

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, played away to the off side with soft hands and an angled bat

11.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, very full this time and on the off stump, driven to the off side with a straight bat

England 54/0   ME Trescothick 32* (40b 7x4)
12.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 no ball, full and outside the off, Trescothick drives and edges, straight to Hayden at gully. Hayden takes the catch and hears the no-ball call!

12.2

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

12.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

12.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, punched to cover

12.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, full again and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

12.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, another careful defensive stroke

England 56/0   ME Trescothick 32* (46b 7x4)
14.1

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

14.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and outside the off stump, going away with the angle, elft alone to the keeper

14.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, outside the off, punched to point

14.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fuller and closer to the stumps, driven to mid-off

14.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, full and on the stumps this time, patted back to Kasprowicz

14.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, outside the off and short of a length, left well alone

England 60/0   ME Trescothick 32* (52b 7x4)
16.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended back towards the bowler

16.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and drifting onto the pads, worked to the on side

16.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fuller and on the off, Trescothick squeezes the ball towards the off side but it almost rolls back into his stumps

16.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fullish and on the off, pushed to cover

16.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and on the off, glided to point

16.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, full and on the off, driven hard but straight to mid-off

England 68/0   ME Trescothick 32* (58b 7x4)
17.2

Warne to Trescothick, no run, fullish and outside the off, Trescothick defends with bat and pad held together

17.3

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, and there's the sweep again, this seems to be the plan against Warne, a single to fine-leg

17.6

Warne to Trescothick, SIX, tossed up just a bit more and outside the off, Trescothick goes for the big hit and makes clean contact! Huge six back over Warne's head!

England 77/0   ME Trescothick 39* (61b 7x4 1x6)
18.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

18.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, slightly fuller and once again Trescothick defends and the ball almost rolls back onto the stumps

18.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, Trescothick leaves the ball alone to the keeper

18.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, FOUR, full and wide outside the off stump, Trescothick goes for the big drive but can only edge the ball, luckily it goes past the gully fielder and runs down to the third-man fence

18.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, FOUR, just short of a length and outside the off, punched well through cover this time and the timing is excellent!

England 86/0   ME Trescothick 47* (66b 9x4 1x6)
20.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off stump, Trescothick, nearing his half-century, watches it carefully and leaves it well alone to the keeper

20.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fuller and on the stumps, Trescothick is forced to play and defends towards gully with an angled bat

20.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps this time, rare movement off the pitch as it comes in to the left-handed Trescothick who takes the ball awkwardly on thigh pad

20.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, back to that line outside the off and slanting away, left alone to the keeper

20.5

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

20.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, pushed through a bit wider, driven well but to Clarke at point

England 86/0   ME Trescothick 47* (72b 9x4 1x6)
21.4

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, full toss on leg stump, clipped off the toes to midwicket where Lee tumbles and fields

21.6

Warne to Trescothick, 2 runs, eased through cover for a brace that gives Marcus Trescothick his 50! It's come off 74 balls and included 9 fours and one tremendous six off Warne!

England 95/0   ME Trescothick 50* (74b 9x4 1x6)
23.1

Warne to Trescothick, FOUR, tossed up and outside the off, heaved through the onside for four more. That was uppish but safe

23.2

Warne to Trescothick, no run, full and on the stumps, kicked away to the off side

23.3

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, on the off, slightly short, the googly, we did not see a single one in the first Test, worked to the on side

23.6

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, flat and on the pads, worked away to the on side

England 110/0   ME Trescothick 56* (78b 10x4 1x6)
24.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short and a bit of width, cut but to the man at a rather deep point

24.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off stump, angling in a bit to the left-handed Trescothick, defended towards cover

24.3

Lee to Trescothick, 1 run, short ball, a bit of width too, cut down towards point where Clarke makes a good diving save

England 111/0   ME Trescothick 57* (81b 10x4 1x6)
25.1

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, outside the off and full, square-driven, Clarke has to scramble and dive to stop that

25.6

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, on the pads, worked away for a single

England 114/1   ME Trescothick 59* (83b 10x4 1x6)
26.1

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, short and a bit of width outside the off, Lee from round the wicket, Trescothick guides the ball between gully and backward point to the third-man fence

26.2

Lee to Trescothick, SIX, short again from Lee, this time it is far too wide and Trescothick has no trouble going inside out and over the point fielder for a six over third-man

26.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, defended back down the pitch

26.4

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, Lee losing the plot a bit here, smashed through cover for yet another boundary

26.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just back of a length and outside the off, coming in with the arm a little, Trescothick leaves it well alone

26.6

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, And Trescothick helps himself to another boundary through cover before he jogs off the field for the buffet that awaits him in the dressing room!

England 132/1   ME Trescothick 77* (89b 13x4 2x6)
29.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, FOUR, back of a length and slipping down the leg side, Trescothick moves across his stumps and flicks it fine for four to bring up the England 150!

29.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps this time, played back down the pitch

29.3

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 run, fullish and on the off, defended down towards point with soft enough hands to steal a good single

England 151/1   ME Trescothick 82* (92b 14x4 2x6)
30.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, good length ball outside the off, carefully left alone to the keeper

30.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 no ball, punched to extra cover

30.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a driving length and on the middle stump, tucking up Trescothick a bit, played back down the pitch with a straight bat

30.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

30.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fullish and on the off, played down to backward point where clarke tidies up without fuss

30.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, driven very hard to cover where Justin Langer dives over the ball and allows a boundary

30.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 2 runs, back of a length and a bit of width, cut well, Clarke dives and half stops the ball

England 162/1   ME Trescothick 88* (99b 15x4 2x6)
32.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and on the stumps, defended to the on side

32.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 2 runs, on the pads this time and Trescothick has enough time to work the ball to fine leg

32.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, OUT, Gone! Back of a length and outside the off, just seaming away a touch, Trescothick feathers the edge to Gilchrist!

ME Trescothick c †Gilchrist b Kasprowicz 90 (143m 102b 15x4 2x6) SR: 88.23

England 164/2   ME Trescothick 90 (102b 15x4 2x6)
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