Australia tour of England and Scotland, 4th Test: England v Australia at Nottingham, Aug 25-28, 2005
The Ashes - 4th Test
England won by 3 wickets
25,26,27,28 August 2005 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick b Tait 65 138 111 8 1 58.55
30.5 very full, very straight, a classic late inswinging yorker, Marcus Trescothick plays and misses and the stumps are shattered 137/2
View dismissal AJ Strauss c Hayden b Warne 35 99 64 4 0 54.68
21.4 Premeditated sweep shot, replays show clearly that the ball goes off the inside edge on to the boot and then to Hayden at slip. That is the first English wicket, falling completely against the grain of play! 105/1
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c †Gilchrist b Ponting 58 138 99 9 0 58.58
55.2 perfect delivery just short of a good length, outside the off, moving away just a shade, Vaughan plays at it and only manages an edge to the keeper! 213/4
View dismissal IR Bell c †Gilchrist b Tait 3 12 5 0 0 60.00
34.1 Gone! Bell plays inside of a ball that is good length and just threatening to swing, the outside edge results and Gilchrist takes the catch! 146/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen c †Gilchrist b Lee 45 131 108 6 0 41.66
64.1 full and on the off, just a hint of away movement, Pietersen pokes at it without moving his feet, the ball kisses the edge and lands safely in Gilchrist's gloves. That is a big wicket 241/5
View dismissal A Flintoff lbw b Tait 102 201 132 14 1 77.27
103.2 full and beginning on off, swinging ion late, Flintoss plays across the line and misses, loud shout from Tait and Bucknor gives it 418/6
View dismissal GO Jones c & b Kasprowicz 85 205 149 8 0 57.04
112.5 fullish ball on the off, Jones drives hard, the ball goes off the edge on to pad and balloons down the pitch. Kasprowicz throws himself full length and takes a stunning catch 450/7
View dismissal AF Giles lbw b Warne 15 45 35 3 0 42.85
113.1 straight one on middle stump, Giles sweeps and misses, rapped on the pad, loud shout, Bucknor takes his time and gives it 450/8
View dismissal MJ Hoggard c †Gilchrist b Warne 10 46 28 1 0 35.71
123.1 tossed up and outside the off, Hoggard pokes and edges. Gilchrist takes a good catch and that is the end of that 477/10
View dismissal SJ Harmison st †Gilchrist b Warne 2 9 6 0 0 33.33
115.1 Harmison tries to heave and overbalances and clumsily falls as he tries to get his foot back behind the line, Gilchrist whips the bails off and that is the end of that 454/9
SP Jones not out 15 32 27 3 0 55.55
Extras (b 1, lb 15, w 1, nb 25) 42
  Total (all out; 123.1 overs; 537 mins) 477 (3.87 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket B Lee 32 2 131 1 4.09 (8nb)
64.1 to Pietersen, full and on the off, just a hint of away movement, Pietersen pokes at it without moving his feet, the ball kisses the edge and lands safely in Gilchrist's gloves. That is a big wicket 241/5
View wicket MS Kasprowicz 32 3 122 1 3.81 (13nb)
112.5 to GO Jones, fullish ball on the off, Jones drives hard, the ball goes off the edge on to pad and balloons down the pitch. Kasprowicz throws himself full length and takes a stunning catch 450/7
View wickets SW Tait 24 4 97 3 4.04 (4nb)
30.5 to Trescothick, very full, very straight, a classic late inswinging yorker, Marcus Trescothick plays and misses and the stumps are shattered 137/2
34.1 to Bell, Gone! Bell plays inside of a ball that is good length and just threatening to swing, the outside edge results and Gilchrist takes the catch! 146/3
103.2 to Flintoff, full and beginning on off, swinging ion late, Flintoss plays across the line and misses, loud shout from Tait and Bucknor gives it 418/6
View wickets SK Warne 29.1 4 102 4 3.49
21.4 to Strauss, Premeditated sweep shot, replays show clearly that the ball goes off the inside edge on to the boot and then to Hayden at slip. That is the first English wicket, falling completely against the grain of play! 105/1
113.1 to Giles, straight one on middle stump, Giles sweeps and misses, rapped on the pad, loud shout, Bucknor takes his time and gives it 450/8
115.1 to Harmison, Harmison tries to heave and overbalances and clumsily falls as he tries to get his foot back behind the line, Gilchrist whips the bails off and that is the end of that 454/9
123.1 to Hoggard, tossed up and outside the off, Hoggard pokes and edges. Gilchrist takes a good catch and that is the end of that 477/10
View wicket RT Ponting 6 2 9 1 1.50 (1w)
55.2 to Vaughan, perfect delivery just short of a good length, outside the off, moving away just a shade, Vaughan plays at it and only manages an edge to the keeper! 213/4
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JL Langer c Bell b Hoggard 27 95 59 5 0 45.76
19.3 full and swinging in, Langer plays that one, the ball clips the edge, hits the pad and bobs up, Ian Bell takes a sharp catch at short-leg and Langer is gone 58/4
View dismissal ML Hayden lbw b Hoggard 7 41 27 1 0 25.92
9.3 This time there's no edge and Aleem Dar, who has had yet another good game, gets it spot on and raises the finger! The delivery was identical to the last one, full, swinging late and straightening enough 20/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* lbw b SP Jones 1 6 6 0 0 16.66
10.3 This one from Jones comes back in to Ponting who plays outside the line and takes it on the pad. Loud shout, Bucknor thinks about it and up goes the slow finger of death! 21/2
View dismissal DR Martyn lbw b Hoggard 1 4 3 0 0 33.33
11.1 This time Mr Dar gets it wrong. Big inside edge as Martyn drives. The ball then hits pad and the loud shout for lbw is upheld! Australia in deep trouble now at 22 for 3 22/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke lbw b Harmison 36 93 53 5 0 67.92
30.3 fullish, straight, moving in from just outside the off with the angle, Clarke plays all round that one and is trapped plumb in front! 99/5
View dismissal SM Katich c Strauss b SP Jones 45 91 66 7 0 68.18
39.2 full and quite wide outside the off, Katich takes the bait and reaches for it far outside the off, the ball goes straight to Strauss at gully and Jones has struck in his very first over of the day! 157/6
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Strauss b Flintoff 27 58 36 3 1 75.00
42.2 just short of a good length, outside the off, the ball moves away after pitching, Gilchrist edges, Andrew Strauss dives full length to his left and takes a stunning one-handed catch! 163/8
View dismissal SK Warne c Bell b SP Jones 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
39.3 short of a good length, on the stumps, Warne tries to work the ball to the leg side and only manages a loopy leading edge to Bell! Two in two for Jones and England! 157/7
View dismissal B Lee c Bell b SP Jones 47 51 44 5 3 106.81
49.1 short and a bit of width, Lee cuts uppishly and third man can run around and catch this one. Ian Bell does well there and Simon Jones has five wickets! 218/10
View dismissal MS Kasprowicz b SP Jones 5 8 7 1 0 71.42
43.2 full and swinging late, this one heads towards middle and as Kasprowicz shapes to play the ball leaves him and crashes into the off stump 175/9
SW Tait not out 3 27 9 0 0 33.33
Extras (lb 2, w 1, nb 16) 19
  Total (all out; 49.1 overs; 247 mins) 218 (4.43 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket SJ Harmison 9 1 48 1 5.33 (3nb)
30.3 to Clarke, fullish, straight, moving in from just outside the off with the angle, Clarke plays all round that one and is trapped plumb in front! 99/5
View wickets MJ Hoggard 15 3 70 3 4.66 (4nb)
9.3 to Hayden, This time there's no edge and Aleem Dar, who has had yet another good game, gets it spot on and raises the finger! The delivery was identical to the last one, full, swinging late and straightening enough 20/1
11.1 to Martyn, This time Mr Dar gets it wrong. Big inside edge as Martyn drives. The ball then hits pad and the loud shout for lbw is upheld! Australia in deep trouble now at 22 for 3 22/3
19.3 to Langer, full and swinging in, Langer plays that one, the ball clips the edge, hits the pad and bobs up, Ian Bell takes a sharp catch at short-leg and Langer is gone 58/4
View wickets SP Jones 14.1 4 44 5 3.10 (1nb)
10.3 to Ponting, This one from Jones comes back in to Ponting who plays outside the line and takes it on the pad. Loud shout, Bucknor thinks about it and up goes the slow finger of death! 21/2
39.2 to Katich, full and quite wide outside the off, Katich takes the bait and reaches for it far outside the off, the ball goes straight to Strauss at gully and Jones has struck in his very first over of the day! 157/6
39.3 to Warne, short of a good length, on the stumps, Warne tries to work the ball to the leg side and only manages a loopy leading edge to Bell! Two in two for Jones and England! 157/7
43.2 to Kasprowicz, full and swinging late, this one heads towards middle and as Kasprowicz shapes to play the ball leaves him and crashes into the off stump 175/9
49.1 to Lee, short and a bit of width, Lee cuts uppishly and third man can run around and catch this one. Ian Bell does well there and Simon Jones has five wickets! 218/10
View wicket A Flintoff 11 1 54 1 4.90 (8nb, 1w)
42.2 to Gilchrist, just short of a good length, outside the off, the ball moves away after pitching, Gilchrist edges, Andrew Strauss dives full length to his left and takes a stunning one-handed catch! 163/8
  Australia 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JL Langer c Bell b Giles 61 149 112 8 0 54.46
33.6 on the stumps, Langer defends with bat in front of pad, the ball goes off the glove onto the pad and bobs up to the leg side, Bell takes a smart catch 129/2
View dismissal ML Hayden c Giles b Flintoff 26 57 41 4 0 63.41
13.4 fullish and outside the off, Hayden flashes that straight to Giles at gully 50/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* run out (sub [GJ Pratt]) 48 137 89 3 1 53.93
44.1 Flintoff to Martyn, RUN OUT! Martyn plays this to cover and runs, Ponting sets off for a single, he runs hard, Gary Pratt, the 12th man, throws the stumps down and Ponting is gone! 155/3
View dismissal DR Martyn c †GO Jones b Flintoff 13 56 30 1 0 43.33
46.1 just short of a good length and outside the off, straightening a touch, Martyn fishes outside the off and edges to the keeper 161/4
View dismissal MJ Clarke c †GO Jones b Hoggard 56 209 170 6 0 32.94
94.2 perfectly pitched outswinger, the ball leaves Clarke late from just outside the off, the bat is hanging outside the off and the edge goes straight to Geraint Jones who gleefully snaps up the offering 261/5
View dismissal SM Katich lbw b Harmison 59 262 183 4 0 32.24
107.3 just short of a length, pitching outside leg, straightening, hit on the pad, loud shout for the lbw and Aleem Dar thinks long and hard and gives it. Unlucky for Katich there as that one pitched well outside leg. 314/7
View dismissal AC Gilchrist lbw b Hoggard 11 20 11 2 0 100.00
98.5 fullish, on the stumps, swinging in a touch late, Gilchrist flicks and misses, there's a loud shout for the lbw, Steve Bucknor takes a long, hard look and eventually the finger of death goes up! 277/6
View dismissal SK Warne st †GO Jones b Giles 45 68 42 5 2 107.14
112.3 tossed up and Warne's eyes light up, he comes down the pitch and has a massive swing and misses, surprise surprise Geraint Jones catches this one and manages to whip the bails off! 342/8
B Lee not out 26 77 39 3 0 66.66
View dismissal MS Kasprowicz c †GO Jones b Harmison 19 30 26 1 0 73.07
119.2 full and outside the off, again late swing, nicked, this one is straightforward enough for Geraint Jones to catch 373/9
View dismissal SW Tait b Harmison 4 20 16 1 0 25.00
123.6 full and on middle stump, Tait walks right across his stumps and tries to work the ball to the leg side, he misses, the ball crashes into the middle of the middle stump! 387/10
Extras (b 1, lb 4, nb 14) 19
  Total (all out; 124 overs; 548 mins) 387 (3.12 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets MJ Hoggard 27 7 72 2 2.66 (1nb)
94.2 to Clarke, perfectly pitched outswinger, the ball leaves Clarke late from just outside the off, the bat is hanging outside the off and the edge goes straight to Geraint Jones who gleefully snaps up the offering 261/5
98.5 to Gilchrist, fullish, on the stumps, swinging in a touch late, Gilchrist flicks and misses, there's a loud shout for the lbw, Steve Bucknor takes a long, hard look and eventually the finger of death goes up! 277/6
  SP Jones 4 0 15 0 3.75
View wickets SJ Harmison 30 5 93 3 3.10 (1nb)
107.3 to Katich, just short of a length, pitching outside leg, straightening, hit on the pad, loud shout for the lbw and Aleem Dar thinks long and hard and gives it. Unlucky for Katich there as that one pitched well outside leg. 314/7
119.2 to Kasprowicz, full and outside the off, again late swing, nicked, this one is straightforward enough for Geraint Jones to catch 373/9
123.6 to Tait, full and on middle stump, Tait walks right across his stumps and tries to work the ball to the leg side, he misses, the ball crashes into the middle of the middle stump! 387/10
View wickets A Flintoff 29 4 83 2 2.86 (9nb)
13.4 to Hayden, fullish and outside the off, Hayden flashes that straight to Giles at gully 50/1
46.1 to Martyn, just short of a good length and outside the off, straightening a touch, Martyn fishes outside the off and edges to the keeper 161/4
View wickets AF Giles 28 3 107 2 3.82
33.6 to Langer, on the stumps, Langer defends with bat in front of pad, the ball goes off the glove onto the pad and bobs up to the leg side, Bell takes a smart catch 129/2
112.3 to Warne, tossed up and Warne's eyes light up, he comes down the pitch and has a massive swing and misses, surprise surprise Geraint Jones catches this one and manages to whip the bails off! 342/8
  IR Bell 6 2 12 0 2.00 (3nb)
  England 2nd innings (target: 129 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick c Ponting b Warne 27 24 22 4 0 122.72
5.1 tossed up, spinning in, Trescothick comes fully forwared and the ball goes from pad to bat and straight to Ricky Ponting at silly mid-off! 32/1
View dismissal AJ Strauss c Clarke b Warne 23 68 37 3 0 62.16
13.5 Warne does it again! tossed up and turning in from outside the off stump, Strauss tries to turn it away on the leg side but ends up with a faint edge, Clarke at leg slip takes a good low catch and that's the end of Strauss 57/3
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c Hayden b Warne 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
7.1 well flighted and drifting down the leg side, Vaughan shapes to flick but closes the face of the bat too early, the ball goes off the edge straight to Hayden at slip! Warne has struck again 36/2
View dismissal IR Bell c Kasprowicz b Lee 3 38 20 0 0 15.00
14.1 can you believe it! Lee drops one short and Bell goes after it, Kasprowicz running in from fine leg makes no mistake and it's time for Bell to join the procession - England four down 57/4
View dismissal KP Pietersen c †Gilchrist b Lee 23 51 34 3 0 67.64
24.1 full and just outside the off, this one is driven hard at but only edged, Gilchrist tumbles to his right and takes a fine catch! 103/5
View dismissal A Flintoff b Lee 26 63 34 3 0 76.47
26.4 Full, fast, furious and this game is not done yet! The perfect delivery, pitches outside the off, moves in off the seam and knocks the top of the off stump! 111/6
View dismissal GO Jones c Kasprowicz b Warne 3 25 13 0 0 23.07
27.6 tossed up, just short of a length, Geraint Jones jumps down the track and has a heave-ho, Jones goes for glory and can only send the ball straight down Michael Kasprowicz's throat at long-off! 116/7
AF Giles not out 7 30 17 0 0 41.17
MJ Hoggard not out 8 20 13 1 0 61.53
Extras (lb 4, nb 5) 9
  Total (7 wickets; 31.5 overs; 168 mins) 129 (4.05 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets B Lee 12 0 51 3 4.25 (5nb)
14.1 to Bell, can you believe it! Lee drops one short and Bell goes after it, Kasprowicz running in from fine leg makes no mistake and it's time for Bell to join the procession - England four down 57/4
24.1 to Pietersen, full and just outside the off, this one is driven hard at but only edged, Gilchrist tumbles to his right and takes a fine catch! 103/5
26.4 to Flintoff, Full, fast, furious and this game is not done yet! The perfect delivery, pitches outside the off, moves in off the seam and knocks the top of the off stump! 111/6
  MS Kasprowicz 2 0 19 0 9.50
View wickets SK Warne 13.5 2 31 4 2.24
5.1 to Trescothick, tossed up, spinning in, Trescothick comes fully forwared and the ball goes from pad to bat and straight to Ricky Ponting at silly mid-off! 32/1
7.1 to Vaughan, well flighted and drifting down the leg side, Vaughan shapes to flick but closes the face of the bat too early, the ball goes off the edge straight to Hayden at slip! Warne has struck again 36/2
13.5 to Strauss, Warne does it again! tossed up and turning in from outside the off stump, Strauss tries to turn it away on the leg side but ends up with a faint edge, Clarke at leg slip takes a good low catch and that's the end of Strauss 57/3
27.6 to GO Jones, tossed up, just short of a length, Geraint Jones jumps down the track and has a heave-ho, Jones goes for glory and can only send the ball straight down Michael Kasprowicz's throat at long-off! 116/7
  SW Tait 4 0 24 0 6.00

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 2-1
Test debut - SW Tait (Australia)
Player of the match - A Flintoff (England)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and SA Bucknor (West Indies)
TV umpire - MR Benson
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Close of play
  • Thu, 25 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 229/4 (KP Pietersen 33*, A Flintoff 8*, 60 ov)
  • Fri, 26 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 99/5 (SM Katich 20*, 30.3 ov)
  • Sat, 27 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 222/4 (MJ Clarke 39*, SM Katich 24*, 67 ov)
  • Sun, 28 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 129/7 (31.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • 4th Umpire - IJ Gould
    • England first innings: 50 in 13.5 overs
    • England first innings: 100 in 20.5 overs
    • Score at Lunch: England 129/1 in 27 overs (Trescothick 62*, Vaughan 14*)
    • Score at Tea: 134/1 in 30.1 overs (Trescothick 65*, Vaughan 15*)
    • England first innings: 150 in 34.6 overs
    • England first innings: 200 in 48.1 overs
    • England 200 in 48.1 overs
    • ME Trescothick (1) 50 in 77 balls with 6 fours and 1 six
    • MP Vaughan (1) 50 in 77 balls with 9 fours
    • A Flintoff (1) 50 in 69 balls with 7 fours and 1 six
    • GO Jones (1) 50 in 93 balls with 4 fours
    • ME Trescothick (29) and AJ Strauss (16) added 50 in 91 balls
    • ME Trescothick (55) and AJ Strauss (31) added 100 in 139 balls
    • MP Vaughan (21) and KP Pietersen (23) added 50 in 78 balls
    • England first innings: 250 in 65.5 overs
    • England first innings: 300 in 77.4 overs
    • Score at Lunch: England 344/5 in 89 overs (Flintoff 73*, Jones 34*)
    • England first innings: 350 in 89.4 overs
    • England first innings: 400 in 96.4 overs
    • England first innings: 450 in 112.4 overs
    • A Flintoff (36) and GO Jones (13) added 50 in 69 balls
    • A Flintoff (64) and GO Jones (32) added 100 in 126 balls
    • A Flintoff (86) and GO Jones (55) added 150 in 187 balls
    • A Flintoff 100 in 187 mins off 121 balls, 14x4, 1x6
    • Score at Tea: England 477/10 (SP Jones 15*)
    • Australia first innings: 50 in 17.5 overs
    • Australia first innings: 100 in 30.4 overs
    • Australia first innings: 150 in 37.2 overs
    • Australia first innings: 200 in 45.4 overs
    • Score at Lunch: Australia 2nd innings 14/0 (Langer 9*, Hayden 5*)
    • Australia second innings: 50 in 12.5 overs
    • JL Langer (22) and ML Hayden (26) added 50 in 77 balls
    • JL Langer (25) and RT Ponting (21) added 50 in 80 balls
    • JL Langer (2) 50 in 98 balls with 7 fours
    • Australia second innings: 100 in 26.2 overs
    • Score at Tea: Australia 2nd innings 115/1 (Langer 54*, Ponting 28*)
    • Australia second innings: 150 in 43.1 overs
    • Australia second innings: 200 in 60.5 overs
    • Australia second innings: 250 in 86.1 overs
    • Australia 2nd innings: 1x7 ball over (48th over, bowled by Bell)
    • MJ Clarke (2) 50 in 134 balls with 5 fours
    • MJ Clarke (31) and SM Katich (17) added 50 in 101 balls
    • MJ Clarke (52) and SM Katich (41) added 100 in 285 balls
    • Score at Lunch: Australia 270/5 in 96 overs (Katich 41*, Gilchrist 9*)
    • SM Katich (2) 50 in 159 balls with 3 fours
    • Australia second innings: 300 in 105.1 overs
    • Australia second innings: 350 in 113.4 overs
    • Score at Tea: Australia 387/10 in 124 overs (Lee 26*)
    • England second innings: 50 in 10.6 overs
    • England second innings: 100 in 22.4 overs
 
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