Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 4th Test

England v Australia

England won by 3 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

0.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, good poace and carry, left well alone to the keeper

0.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, straighter this time, on the stumps, Trecothick fends the ball away to the leg side with ease

0.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, fuller length this time and outside the off, the ball does not swing at all and just slants away with the angle, left alone once more

0.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, this one is closer to the off stump and Trescothick drops it down to the off side with soft hands and an angled bat and thinks about a single but Michael Clarke comes screaming in and fields

0.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, once again just short of a good length and outside the off, Lee has been pretty much on target so far and you need to be just that on this good batting pitch, left alone

0.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, Lee is a bit warmed up now and puts mopre effort into this one, grunting as he lets a short one go, Trescothick sways out of the way

England 0/0   ME Trescothick 0* (6b)

1.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and slanting away from the left-handed Trescothick who defends watchfully, playing the ball late

1.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, played away to the leg side, Kasprowicz is also bang on target first up

1.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, this one is just short of a length and there's a hint of away movement after the ball pitches, clipped to the leg side

1.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, once again on middle and leg, Trescothick shapes to play the ball to the leg side and the ball goes off the edge towards the off side

1.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fullish and on the off, angled down to gully but there's no chance of a run

England 1/0   ME Trescothick 0* (11b)

2.3

Lee to Trescothick, 1 no ball, better line and length this time and played back down the pitch, and that is the first no-ball of this game

2.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, pushed through slightly fuller outside the off but not quite a half-volley, Trescothick shows the full face of the bat and punches back down the pitch

2.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, a bit of extra pace on that one, Trescothick hangs the bat limply outside the off but is well and truly beaten as the ball hastens to the keeper

2.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, full once again and worked back down the pitch somewhat awkwardly, but safely enough

2.6

Lee to Trescothick, 1 no ball, good length ball outside the off, perfect in every way other than that Lee has overstepped the popping crease and it's yet another no-ball. We've seen a bit of this from all bowlers in this series

2.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, this time it is a legitimate delivery outside the off, left alone to end another decent over from Lee

England 6/0   ME Trescothick 0* (17b)

4.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, gun-barrel straight, though, no seam or swing movement, played down to point

4.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, played down to gully

4.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, driven down towards point where Michael Clarke, who seems to have recovered completely from that back problem, swoops in and fields

4.4

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, too straight from Lee this time, Trescothick does not even need to move his feet as he clips the ball through square-leg for the first boundary of the day

4.5

Lee to Trescothick, 1 no ball, just short of a good length and outside the off, now you need to move your feet to play cut shots like the pone Trescothick attempts and misses. In the end it does not matter as it is another no-ball

4.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, Trescothick defends away from the body a little and gets an edge back on to the pad

4.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and on the off, played down carefully

England 12/0   ME Trescothick 4* (24b 1x4)

6.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and outside the off, this one is left alone but interestingly the ball does not quite carry to Gilchrist with any real pace or bounce

6.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, defended to the leg side

6.3

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

6.4

Lee to Trescothick, 1 run, And one more to Trescothick as he picks this one off through the leg side, just behind square

England 14/0   ME Trescothick 5* (28b 1x4)

7.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, Kasprowicz doing a McGrath in terms of accuracy here, defended to the off side

7.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 3 runs, the commentator's curse strikes! Kasprowicz's radar goes awry and this one is on the pads, flicked well through midwicket but it won't go all the way

England 21/0   ME Trescothick 8* (30b 1x4)

8.1

Lee to Trescothick, 1 run, just short of a good length and on the pads, clipped through square-leg for a single

England 27/0   ME Trescothick 9* (31b 1x4)

9.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 2 runs, on the pads this time and Trescothick is happy to flick the ball away towards fine-leg for a brace

9.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fuller this time and outside the off, this is where Kasprowicz needs to bowl to the left-handers, left alone to the keeper

9.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 run, pushed wide of the fielder at cover for a quick single

9.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, FOUR, again that teasing perfect line and length, Trescothick plays away from the body with an angled bat and the ball goes off the inside edge, just misses the stumps and runs down to fine-leg for four

England 35/0   ME Trescothick 16* (35b 2x4)

11.1

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

11.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, full and on the off, defended towards point with soft hands

11.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, full and on the off this time and Trescothick waits on the ball, angles his bat and sends the ball towards gully

11.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, played to gully once more and there's no chance of a single

11.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, driven well but Michael Clarke does not let too much get past him at point, good scrambling stop

11.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fullish and outside the off, end of a tidy maiden over from Kasprowicz

England 37/0   ME Trescothick 16* (41b 2x4)

12.2

Tait to Trescothick, FOUR, short of a good length and outside the off, Trescothick slants his bat and guides the ball past gully

12.3

Tait to Trescothick, FOUR, overpitched this time and outside the off, Trescothick squeezes the ball backward of point for another boundary

12.4

Tait to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, cut down towards gully

12.5

Tait to Trescothick, 1 run, on the pads this time and worked away easily through the leg side for a single

England 47/0   ME Trescothick 25* (45b 4x4)

13.1

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

13.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, once again short of a good length and on the stumps, this time defended down towards gully with an angled bat

13.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 no ball, back of a length and on the pads, played at and missed, off the pad, no-ball yet again

13.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, round the wicket now, angling in to the left-handed Trescothick, defended back down the pitch

13.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, the ball is angling in and then holding its line after pitching, left alone to the keeper

13.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, FOUR, good length ball outside the off, Trescothick drives uppishly but wide of the man at point to bring up the England 50!

13.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, defended to gully

England 53/0   ME Trescothick 29* (52b 5x4)

15.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, Trescothick punches beautifully through the off side off the back foot

15.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 no ball, full and outside the off, left alone, and that is another no-ball

15.5

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

15.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, (no ball) 1 run, very full again, no-ball again, driven at, off the inside edge towards fine-leg

England 72/0   ME Trescothick 34* (56b 6x4)

16.1

Tait to Trescothick, no run, full and on the middle and leg, defended to the leg side with a straight bat

16.2

Tait to Trescothick, no run, good length ball on the off, played back down the pitch

16.3

Tait to Trescothick, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off, played back down the pitch

16.4

Tait to Trescothick, 1 run, full and outside the off, Trescothick takes the ball on the full and drives to point

England 73/0   ME Trescothick 35* (60b 6x4)

17.2

Warne to Trescothick, no run, tossed up a bit more and on the off, defended back down the pitch

17.3

Warne to Trescothick, no run, tossed up once more, a big ripper, turns a bit, plenty of effort from Warne, defended

17.4

Warne to Trescothick, no run, a bit more air this time, floated in to the off stump, defended back down the pitch

17.5

Warne to Trescothick, no run, full and wide of the stumps, driven to Clarke at cover

17.6

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, slightly short of a length and a bit of turn, worked through midwicket

England 76/0   ME Trescothick 36* (65b 6x4)

18.1

Tait to Trescothick, no run, blocked carefully to the off side

18.2

Tait to Trescothick, (no ball) 1 run, slightly shorter, Trescothick is a bit late on the ball and fends it very awkwardly to the leg side

18.4

Tait to Trescothick, no run, fullish and on the off, played down with soft hands

18.5

Tait to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, played down to point

18.6

Tait to Trescothick, (no ball) 1 run, another one banged in, another no-ball, played down to fine-leg

England 81/0   ME Trescothick 38* (70b 6x4)

19.1

Warne to Trescothick, 2 runs, a bit too full and pushed down the ground past the bowler

19.2

Warne to Trescothick, 2 runs, full toss outside the off, driven easily through midwicket

19.3

Warne to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, spinning in to Trescothick, defended

19.4

Warne to Trescothick, SIX, tossed up a bit more tempting Trescothick, he takes the bait and bangs the ball back over Warne's head for six!

19.5

Warne to Trescothick, no run, tickled to the on side

19.6

Warne to Trescothick, no run, fullis and on the off, driven back to Warne who fields and has a shy at the stumps at the batsman's end.

England 91/0   ME Trescothick 48* (76b 6x4 1x6)

20.2

Lee to Trescothick, 2 runs, on the stumps and a bit full, worked through midwicket for a brace

20.3

Lee to Trescothick, 2 runs, once again through midwicket and that brings up the half-century for Marcus Trescothick, his 27th in Tests

20.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short of a length and outside the off, played towards cover

20.5

Lee to Trescothick, (no ball) FOUR, overpitched and wide outside the off, that is a gift from Lee, smashed through cover

20.5

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

20.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run

England 101/0   ME Trescothick 56* (82b 7x4 1x6)

22.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, driven back down the pitch to start the over

22.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, punched to the off side

22.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, fullish and outside the off from round the wicket, left alone to the keeper

22.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, full and on the off, driven towards mid-off

22.5

Lee to Trescothick, 1 no ball, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone but it is a run anyway as Brett Lee has overstepped

22.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short ball banged in outside the off, left alone to the keeper

22.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run

England 110/1   ME Trescothick 55* (89b 7x4 1x6)

24.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off from round the wicket, defended back down the pitch

24.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, played towards the off side with a straight bat

24.3

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

24.4

Lee to Trescothick, 1 no ball, How costly is that? It was waiting to happen. Trescothick drives at one away from his body and drags it back on to the stumps! A wicket off a no-ball and nothing going right for Australia

24.4

Lee to Trescothick, (no ball) FOUR, and another no-ball, short one banged in, Trescothick rocks back and pulls magnificently

24.4

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

24.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, good length ball outsiode the off, defended to the off side

24.6

Lee to Trescothick, 2 runs, full and outside the off, squeezed through point

England 118/1   ME Trescothick 61* (96b 8x4 1x6)

26.1

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

26.2

Lee to Trescothick, 1 run, full and on the off, worked through midwicket for a single

England 121/1   ME Trescothick 62* (98b 8x4 1x6)

27.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery close to the off stump line, Trescothick carefully leaves it for the keeper

27.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 no ball, the ghost is still around, Kasprowicz oversteps, on the middle and off stump line, defended on the front-foot

27.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery close to the off stump line, no shot offered

27.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 2 runs, good length delivery, angling across the left-hander and Trescothick glides it away well wide of the gully fielder

27.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

27.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run

27.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery, again angling across the left-hander, Trescothick stands tall on the back-foot and defends it towards point

England 132/1   ME Trescothick 64* (105b 8x4 1x6)

29.1

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

29.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 run, fuller this time and on the off, pushed to mid-off to pick up a single

29.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a driving length and outside the off, a hint of away swing, left alone to the keeper

29.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length again and on the off, defended towards cover with an angled bat

29.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fullish and on the off, driven well but straight to mid-off

England 134/1   ME Trescothick 65* (110b 8x4 1x6)

30.5

Tait to Trescothick, OUT, very full, very straight, a classic late inswinging yorker, Marcus Trescothick plays and misses and the stumps are shattered

ME Trescothick b Tait 65 (138m 111b 8x4 1x6) SR: 58.55

England 137/2   ME Trescothick 65 (111b 8x4 1x6)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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