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

21.5

Warne to Vaughan, FOUR, short and wide to begin, Vaughan plays a cracking cut shot to get off the mark

21.6

Warne to Vaughan, no run, fuller and on the leg and middle, defended carefully

England 109/1   MP Vaughan 4* (2b 1x4)

23.1

Warne to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, defended back down the pitch

23.2

Warne to Vaughan, no run

23.3

Warne to Vaughan, no run, well flighted and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

23.4

Warne to Vaughan, no run, quicker one outside the off, drifting a bit, cut to point

23.5

Warne to Vaughan, no run, full and on the middle and leg, defended back down the pitch

23.6

Warne to Vaughan, no run, a bit too short, outside the off, worked to midwicket

England 110/1   MP Vaughan 4* (8b 1x4)

25.1

Warne to Vaughan, 2 runs, too full and on the pads, flicked down to fine-leg

25.2

Warne to Vaughan, no run, short of a length and outside the off, punched to cover

25.3

Warne to Vaughan, no run, full and on the pads, defended back down the pitch

25.4

Warne to Vaughan, no run, well flighted and on the off, played back down the pitch

25.5

Warne to Vaughan, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended towards the off side with soft hands

25.6

Warne to Vaughan, no run, on the off and full, played back to Warne

England 120/1   MP Vaughan 6* (14b 1x4)

26.3

Lee to Vaughan, FOUR, a bit too full and pon the off, timed magnificently back past mid-off and that ball races to the fence

26.4

Lee to Vaughan, no run, back of a length and on the pads, Vaughan tries to work the ball to the leg side but misses and is hit on the pad

26.5

Lee to Vaughan, no run, back of a length and on the off, driven towards point

26.6

Lee to Vaughan, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, forced through point to finish the session on a boundary

England 129/1   MP Vaughan 14* (18b 3x4)

28.1

Tait to Vaughan, no run, just a hint of swing, the ball curves away from Michael Vaughan as he sees that it is on a good length and outside the off and leaves it alone

28.2

Tait to Vaughan, no run, again full and outside the off,, this one swings away appreciably, Vaughan drives and misses, now Ponting will get a second slip in place

28.3

Tait to Vaughan, no run, another one outside the off that is shaping away, suddenly there is some movement in the air after lunch, this will encourage Tait, left alone outside the off

28.4

Tait to Vaughan, no run, overpitched and on the off, a full-toss even, driven to mid-off

28.5

Tait to Vaughan, no run, another quick one, good length, on the off, Vaughan comes forward and across and defends well

28.6

Tait to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper and that is Shaun Tait's first maiden over in Test cricket

England 132/1   MP Vaughan 14* (24b 3x4)

29.3

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 run, fuller this time and on the off, played down towards cover with soft hands, quick single stolen

England 134/1   MP Vaughan 15* (25b 3x4)

30.1

Tait to Vaughan, no run, banged in just short of a good length and on the off, 92.7 mph that one, defended to the off side off the back foot

30.2

Tait to Vaughan, 2 runs, full and on the pads, flick played, the ball goes off the edge down to fine-leg for a couple of runs

30.3

Tait to Vaughan, no run, fullish and on the off, driven well but Clarke is squal to the task at cover

30.4

Tait to Vaughan, 1 run, full and outside the off, driven through cover point for a single

England 137/1   MP Vaughan 18* (29b 3x4)

31.1

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to cover-point with an angled bat

31.2

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone, the ball bounces twice before reaching Gilchrist

31.3

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, short of a good length again and outside the off, left alone to the keeper once more

31.4

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended towards the off side

31.5

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, good length ball, defended back down the pitch

31.6

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run

England 139/2   MP Vaughan 18* (35b 3x4)

32.2

Tait to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, Vaughan plays and misses outside the off

32.3

Tait to Vaughan, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads, Tait striving for swing and that yorker, flicked through midwicket

32.4

Tait to Vaughan, 1 run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, worked to the leg side for a single

England 145/2   MP Vaughan 23* (38b 4x4)

33.1

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, fullish and on the off, defended towards the off side

33.2

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left well alone to Gilchrist

33.3

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 no ball, slightly fuller and outside the off, just a hint of inswing, left alone

33.3

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length once more but there is that constant threat of reverse swing from Kasprowicz, left alone

33.4

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, punched to cover

33.5

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, clipped to midwicket

33.6

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run

England 146/2   MP Vaughan 23* (45b 4x4)

35.1

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, coming in with the arm, driven to the on side

35.2

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

35.3

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, punched towards cover

35.4

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, full and slipping down the leg side, flick played and missed, through to the keeper

35.5

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 run, a touch too full and slipping down the leg side, flicked out to the fielder in the deep at the midwicket fence

England 153/3   MP Vaughan 24* (50b 4x4)

37.1

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 run

37.6

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, good length ball outside the off stump, played down to gully with an angled bat

England 161/3   MP Vaughan 25* (52b 4x4)

39.1

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 run, just short of a length and on the pads, worked through square-leg

England 168/3   MP Vaughan 26* (53b 4x4)

40.1

Lee to Vaughan, 3 runs, fullish and outside the off, played down to third-man

40.5

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

40.6

Lee to Vaughan, 1 run, good length ball on the off, worked into the on side for a single

England 174/3   MP Vaughan 30* (56b 4x4)

41.1

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 run, Dropped! Short of a length and outside the off, cut hard but straight to Hayden at gully. Somehow that one pops right out of his usually safe hands!

England 175/3   MP Vaughan 31* (57b 4x4)

42.1

Lee to Vaughan, no run, fullish and on the stumps, worked to the leg side

42.2

Lee to Vaughan, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, Vaughan slants his bat and sends the ball racing to the vacant third-man area

42.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, quick one outside the off, Vaughan goes for the cut and misses

42.4

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

42.5

Lee to Vaughan, no run, full and on the pads, clipped therough square-leg

42.6

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

England 179/3   MP Vaughan 35* (63b 5x4)

44.4

Lee to Vaughan, no run, short delivery, Vaughan stays back and tries to cut it away over the head of the slip fielders, bounce defeats him completely

44.5

Lee to Vaughan, no run, quick delivery, at 90 mph, one that came back into Vaughan, Vaughan equal to the task, offers the full face of the bat and defends it, Lee fields it on his follow through

44.6

Lee to Vaughan, FOUR, handsome cover drive!! just a bit of width offered, and Vaughan is in perfect position to play the flowing cover drive, not a man moved

England 187/3   MP Vaughan 39* (66b 6x4)

46.1

Lee to Vaughan, no run, good length ball on the stumps, driven well to mid-on

46.2

Lee to Vaughan, no run, very full and straight, Lee goes for the yorker, well dug out to the leg side

46.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, good length ball outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

46.4

Lee to Vaughan, FOUR, full and fast, slipping down the leg side, Vaughan gets just enough bat on it to put the ball past a diving Adam Gilchrist

46.5

Lee to Vaughan, 1 run, good length ball outside the off, p;layed down to gully with soft hands for a quick single

England 196/3   MP Vaughan 44* (71b 7x4)

47.1

Ponting to Vaughan, no run, full and very wide, a gently outsidwinger from Ponting, left alone

47.2

Ponting to Vaughan, 1 wide, here's another one that is quite wide and swinging away, Vaughan leaves it alone and it is called a wide

47.2

Ponting to Vaughan, no run, fuller and on the stumps, played down to gully, pietersen charges down the pitch for a single, Vaughan sends him back, the throw comes in and Pietersen is diving to regain his ground. Direct hit and that was gone!

47.3

Ponting to Vaughan, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, driven well through cover and this time it is an easy single

England 198/3   MP Vaughan 45* (74b 7x4)

48.1

Lee to Vaughan, FOUR, fullish and on the pads, flicked down to fine-leg where Kasprowicz runs around well but slips in the wet grass at the last moment and the ball beats him

48.2

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

48.3

Lee to Vaughan, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads, Vaughan flicks well through square-leg, picks up a boundary and reaches his half-century

48.4

Lee to Vaughan, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to cover

48.5

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

48.6

Lee to Vaughan, no run, short once more and outside the off, left alone

England 206/3   MP Vaughan 53* (80b 9x4)

50.1

Lee to Vaughan, no run

50.2

Lee to Vaughan, no run, full and on the of, defended towards cover

50.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, full and outside the off, driven to cover

50.4

Lee to Vaughan, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down to point for a quick single

England 207/3   MP Vaughan 54* (84b 9x4)

51.1

Ponting to Vaughan, no run, good length ball just outside the off, driven well, Katich dives and fields

51.2

Ponting to Vaughan, 1 run, just short of a length and on the pads, clipped through square-leg

51.4

Ponting to Vaughan, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to point

51.5

Ponting to Vaughan, no run, Ricky Ponting bangs that one in! Interesting delivery that from Ponting at his pace, left alone to the keeper

51.6

Ponting to Vaughan, no run, good length ball pushed through well outside the off stump, left alone once more to end the over

England 209/3   MP Vaughan 55* (89b 9x4)

52.2

Lee to Vaughan, no run, slightly fuller and just outside the off, left alone to the keeper

52.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, short one banged in. Plenty of effort from Lee to get a ball to rear like that on this pitch, Vaughan manages to get out of the way of that one

52.4

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

52.5

Lee to Vaughan, no run, slightly fuller and closer to the off stump and Vaughan is forced to play. Play he does, driving to mid-off with the full face of the bat

52.6

Lee to Vaughan, no run, good length ball on the off, defended away towards point to end the over, just one run off it

England 210/3   MP Vaughan 55* (94b 9x4)

54.1

Tait to Vaughan, no run, good length ball outside the off, Vaughan feels for that one and misses it

54.2

Tait to Vaughan, 2 runs, short and a bit of width, Vaughan cuts, Lee runs around on the cover-point fence and he slips completely but manages to get body behind the ball

54.3

Tait to Vaughan, 1 run, this time hit straight to Lee on the fence at cover-point

England 213/3   MP Vaughan 58* (97b 9x4)

55.1

Ponting to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, defended back down the pitch

55.2

Ponting to Vaughan, OUT, 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!

MP Vaughan c †Gilchrist b Ponting 58 (138m 99b 9x4 0x6) SR: 58.58

England 213/4   MP Vaughan 58 (99b 9x4)
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