Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 4th Test

England v Australia

England won by 3 wickets

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34.2

Tait to Pietersen, 2 runs, fullish and outside the off, driven well through cover and Pietersen is off the mark right away

34.3

Tait to Pietersen, no run, quick and quite full, on the off, driven back towards the off side

34.4

Tait to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, driven to point

34.5

Tait to Pietersen, no run, driven to mid-on

34.6

Tait to Pietersen, FOUR, once again full and on the off, driven back past the bowler to bring up the England 150 and Pietersen's first boundary

England 152/3   KP Pietersen 6* (5b 1x4)

35.6

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, 1 run, short of a good length and on the stumps, clipped past mid-on for a single

England 154/3   KP Pietersen 7* (6b 1x4)

36.1

Tait to Pietersen, no run

36.2

Tait to Pietersen, no run, very full and very straight, flicked to the man at square-leg

36.3

Tait to Pietersen, no run, good length ball outside the off, left alone to the keeper

36.4

Tait to Pietersen, no run, fullish and outside the off, there is definite swing here for Tait, played at and missed, through to the keeper

36.5

Tait to Pietersen, FOUR, too full and too straight, Pietersen plays his favourite shot, the beautiful and brutal clip through midwicket

36.6

Tait to Pietersen, no run, outside the off this time, driven to cover-point

England 158/3   KP Pietersen 11* (12b 2x4)

37.2

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, 1 no ball, fullish and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

37.2

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, this one is full again and curves in late, Pietersen plays an expansive drive and the ball reverses in just enough to beat bat and go through to the keeper

37.3

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, good length ball outrside the off, left alone

37.4

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, fullish and on the off, driven back down the pitch to the bowler

37.5

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, 1 run, full and a bit too straight, whipped away through the on side for a single

England 161/3   KP Pietersen 12* (17b 2x4)

38.1

Tait to Pietersen, no run, full and outside the off, late swing away, left alone

38.2

Tait to Pietersen, no run, bacnged in a touch short, outside the off, Pietersen goes back and defends

38.3

Tait to Pietersen, no run, full and on the off, played away to the off side

38.4

Tait to Pietersen, no run, full and outside the off stump, driven to mid-off

38.5

Tait to Pietersen, 2 runs, full and on the pads, flicked through midwicket gracefully for a couple

38.6

Tait to Pietersen, 4 leg byes, very full and quite fast, flick played and missed, off the pad down to the fine-leg fence

England 167/3   KP Pietersen 14* (23b 2x4)

39.2

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

39.3

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, 1 no ball, short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

39.3

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run

39.4

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, full and on the off, driven back very hard at the bowler, Kasprowicz moves to his right and tries to catch but grasses the chance!

39.5

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

39.6

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, full and on the off, driven away to cover

England 169/3   KP Pietersen 14* (29b 2x4)

40.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, very full and very straight, Pietersen responds by driving to mid-on

40.3

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

40.4

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, just short of a length and oon the pads, Pietersen whips the ball through square-leg

England 173/3   KP Pietersen 15* (32b 2x4)

41.2

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

41.3

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, fuller and on the off, Pietersen defends with te full face of the bat

41.4

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, full once again and this time Pietersen defends to the leg side

41.5

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

41.6

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, good length ball just outside the off stump, coming in with the angle, Pietersen pads up and there is a loud shout for the lbw. Turned down, probably on height, by Bucknor

England 175/3   KP Pietersen 15* (37b 2x4)

43.1

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, full and on the off, angling in to the right-handed Pietersen, defended to the leg side

43.2

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

43.3

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, full and on the off, late swing in to the batsman, driven to mid-off

43.4

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, this one holds its line after pitching and passes the outside edge

43.5

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

43.6

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the pads, worked through midwicket

England 180/3   KP Pietersen 16* (43b 2x4)

44.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, starts off with a beauty, short of a length, pitches in line with the stumps, forces Pietersen to play at it, late away movement beats the bat

44.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside off, holding its line, Pietersen allows it to sail through to Gilchrist

44.3

Lee to Pietersen, 3 runs, short of a length delivery, Pietersen stays back and opens the face of the bat, and runs it down to the vacant thirdman region, Hayden gives it a chase and pulls it back, saves a run for his team

England 183/3   KP Pietersen 19* (46b 2x4)

45.1

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, full and on the off, driven back to the bowler

45.2

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, FOUR, just a bit too straight this time and Pietersen walks across his stumps and flicks powerfully through midwicket

45.3

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, the ball comes in quite a bit after pitching, left alone

45.4

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

45.5

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, once again safely left alone

45.6

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, back of a length, outside the off, Pietersen shoulders arms and lets it go

England 191/3   KP Pietersen 23* (52b 3x4)

46.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run

England 196/3   KP Pietersen 23* (53b 3x4)

47.4

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, gentle delivery outside the off, left alone to the keeper

47.5

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, fuller and outside the off, offcutter this time, left alone once more

47.6

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone

England 198/3   KP Pietersen 23* (56b 3x4)

49.1

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, fullish and outside the off, just a hint of away movement, left alone

49.2

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, a bit closer to off and quite full, left alone to the keeper

49.3

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, fullish and pushed through wide outside the off again, left alone

49.4

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, good length ball outside the off, left alone to the keeper

49.5

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, and once again Ponting places the ball full and wide outside the off, left alone to the keeper

49.6

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, and again Ponting gets it right on the spot and it is left alone to end a maiden over

England 206/3   KP Pietersen 23* (62b 3x4)

50.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, full and quick outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

50.6

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

England 207/3   KP Pietersen 23* (64b 3x4)

51.3

Ponting to Pietersen, 1 run, fullish and on the off, placed just wide enough of mid-off to pinch a single

England 209/3   KP Pietersen 24* (65b 3x4)

52.1

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, short ball just outside the off, pulled, but not off the meat of the bat, the ball goes down towards midwicket

England 210/3   KP Pietersen 25* (66b 3x4)

53.1

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven well to mid-off

53.2

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length from outside the off, Pietersen leaves it alone to the keeper

53.3

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, good length and outside the off, very good control from Ponting here, Pietersen leaves this one alone again

53.4

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, a bit straighter, again good length, played back down the pitch to Ponting

53.5

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, just outside the off and Pietersen's drive goes off the edge to the pad

53.6

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, and another maiden over from Ponting! just 4 runs off as many overs from the part-time dibbly-dobbly mediumpacer who has not bowled in a Test for six years

England 210/3   KP Pietersen 25* (72b 3x4)

54.4

Tait to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, driven back to the bowler

54.5

Tait to Pietersen, no run, full and quick, outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

54.6

Tait to Pietersen, no run, short one banged in, there is a bit of pace on that one, Pietersen thinks about the hook but bails out of the shot at the last moment

England 213/3   KP Pietersen 25* (75b 3x4)

56.1

Tait to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, flat batted past the bowler to mid-on

56.2

Tait to Pietersen, no run, full and outside the off, Pietersen flashes and the ball lands just short of Ponting at deep gully

56.3

Tait to Pietersen, FOUR, fullish and outside the off, Pietersen drives this with tremendous power back past Tait to the long-on fence

56.4

Tait to Pietersen, no run, short ball banged in outside the off, left alone to the keeper

56.5

Tait to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone

56.6

Tait to Pietersen, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, worked to the on side for a single

England 222/4   KP Pietersen 30* (81b 4x4)

57.1

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, full and very wide outside the off, not called a wide, lucky to get away with that

57.2

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, closer to the off stump, left alone

57.3

Ponting to Pietersen, no run

57.4

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, good length ball outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

57.5

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and jagging back into Flintoff who defends awkwardly and takes the ball on the pad, loud shout for the lbw, turned down

57.6

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, driven off the back foot to cover

England 222/4   KP Pietersen 30* (87b 4x4)

58.1

Tait to Pietersen, no run

58.2

Tait to Pietersen, no run

58.3

Tait to Pietersen, no run

58.4

Tait to Pietersen, 1 run

England 223/4   KP Pietersen 31* (91b 4x4)

59.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the pads, driven to midwicket

England 228/4   KP Pietersen 32* (92b 4x4)

60.1

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, overpitched and well down the leg side, flicked away with contempt to the fine-leg boundary

60.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, good length and outside the off this time and left well alone to the keeper

60.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, good length ball outside the off stump, driven to mid-off with the full face of the bat

60.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, once again just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

60.5

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off, pushed through cover off the back foot

England 233/4   KP Pietersen 37* (97b 5x4)

61.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, tossed up and outside the off, Pietersen drives well but finds the man at cover

61.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, a little flatter, on the off, defended

61.3

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, on the pads this time and still quite full, driven through midwicket with a wristy turn of hands

England 235/4   KP Pietersen 39* (97b 5x4)

62.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, short and a bit of width, Pietersen watches the ball late and leaves it alone with an exaggerated flourish

62.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, slightly fuller and on the off, the ball does not quite swing but hints at a wobble in the air, punched to mid-off with a straight bat

62.3

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, short and just a bit of width, smashed away off the back foot with a straight bat, the ball booms off the bat and races to the boundary beeter the sweeper on the fence

62.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, punched to mid-off

62.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run

62.6

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, short ball banged in, Pietersen rolls his wrists nicely and keeps the ball down as he pulls to square-leg

England 240/4   KP Pietersen 44* (103b 6x4)

63.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, tossed up and on the stumps, Flintoff tries to work the ball to the leg side, off the leading edge back down the pitch

63.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended carefully

63.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, fullish and on the stumps, played back towards Warne

63.4

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, down the leg side and a touch too full, swept down to fine-leg

England 241/4   KP Pietersen 45* (107b 6x4)

64.1

Lee to Pietersen, OUT, 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

KP Pietersen c †Gilchrist b Lee 45 (131m 108b 6x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

England 241/5   KP Pietersen 45 (108b 6x4)
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