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

10.1

Tait to Strauss, no run, fullish and outside the off, that is a bit of a loosener and not much pace on it, left alone to the keeper

10.2

Tait to Strauss, no run, slightly closer to the stumps, just short of a good length, through to the keeper

10.3

Tait to Strauss, no run, short one banged in, that's 93.5 mph, hard work on this largely paceless pitch, left alone to the keeper

10.4

Tait to Strauss, no run, this time pushed through quicker and fuller, just a hint of inswing, defended to the off side

10.5

Tait to Strauss, 2 runs, short ball once more and Strauss goes for the pull, does not quite get hold of it, two runs result anyway

10.6

Tait to Strauss, no run, pushed through very full and outside the off, left alone

England 37/0   SW Tait 1-0-2-0

12.1

Tait to Strauss, 1 run, just short of a good length and outside the off, eased through cover

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

12.6

Tait to Strauss, 1 no ball, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone, the ball passes over the off stumps, a no-ball called

12.6

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

England 48/0   SW Tait 2-0-13-0

14.1

Tait to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump

14.2

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

14.3

Tait to Strauss, FOUR, short ball again but this one does not get up very high, Strauss goes back and pulls well through square-leg

14.4

Tait to Strauss, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven fluently to cover but Langer dives and fields well

14.5

Tait to Strauss, no run, very full this time, a full-toss, patted back towards mid-off

14.6

Tait to Strauss, 1 no ball, this one is banged in short, good pace and bounce, but it is a no-ball

14.6

Tait to Strauss, 1 run, fullish and down the leg side, deflected to fine-leg

England 59/0   SW Tait 3-0-19-0

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

16.5

Tait to Strauss, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, played at and missed, off the edge on to the pad

16.6

Tait to Strauss, 1 run, short of a length and enough width to cut through point, Clarke runs across and throws himself full length to stop the ball

England 74/0   SW Tait 4-0-21-0

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

18.2

Tait to Strauss, no run, short of a good length and on the pads, defended to the leg side

18.3

Tait to Strauss, 1 run, overpitched and outside the off, driven through cover-point for a single

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

18.6

Tait to Strauss, no run, fullish and on the off, driven back to Tait

England 81/0   SW Tait 5-0-26-0

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   SW Tait 6-1-26-0

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

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

30.6

Tait to Bell, 2 runs, fullish and on the pads, clipped down to fine-leg

England 139/2   SW Tait 7-1-31-1

32.1

Tait to Bell, 1 run, overpitched and on the pads, good pace again, flicked through square-leg

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

32.5

Tait to Bell, no run, full and on the off, played down towards cover

32.6

Tait to Bell, no run, fullish and outside the off, a hint of away swing, left alone to the keeper

England 145/2   SW Tait 8-1-37-1

34.1

Tait to Bell, OUT, 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!

IR Bell c †Gilchrist b Tait 3 (12m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

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   SW Tait 9-1-43-2

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   SW Tait 10-1-47-2

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   SW Tait 11-1-49-2

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

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   SW Tait 12-1-52-2

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   SW Tait 13-1-57-2

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

58.5

Tait to Flintoff, FOUR

58.6

Tait to Flintoff, no run

England 227/4   SW Tait 14-1-62-2

80.1

Tait to GO Jones, FOUR, very full and very straight, Jones has no trouble lacing this one through cover

80.2

Tait to GO Jones, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

80.3

Tait to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, driven off the back foot to the off side, just a hint of away swing for Tait here

80.4

Tait to GO Jones, no run, full and on the stumps, clipped to the on side

80.5

Tait to GO Jones, no run, fullish and on the off, defended down to point off the front foot

80.6

Tait to GO Jones, 1 leg bye, on the pads this time, Jones shapes to play but is hit on the pad, the ball runs down to fine-leg

England 318/5   SW Tait 15-1-66-2

82.1

Tait to GO Jones, 1 run, short and a bit of width, cut away through point

82.2

Tait to Flintoff, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, a bit of away swing, left alone

82.3

Tait to Flintoff, FOUR, short one this time and Flintoff swivels and pulls with great power well in front of square

82.4

Tait to Flintoff, FOUR, Tait overcompensates this time and overpitches on off, driven strongly past mid-off

82.5

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

82.6

Tait to Flintoff, FOUR, again short, again Flintoff has no problems going back and pulling. Expensive over from Tait

England 336/5   SW Tait 16-1-79-2

84.1

Tait to GO Jones, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, defended off the back foot to the off side for a quick single

84.2

Tait to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid-off

84.3

Tait to Flintoff, 1 run, full once more and outside the off, squeezed wide of mid-off for a single

84.4

Tait to GO Jones, 1 run, too full, a full-toss even, outside the poff, a hint of away swing, driven through cover

84.5

Tait to Flintoff, 1 run, worked through the on side for a single that brings up the 100 partnership for the 5th wicket

84.6

Tait to GO Jones, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to cover

England 341/5   SW Tait 17-1-83-2

97.1

Tait to Flintoff, 1 run, short of a length and on the pads, pulled down to fine-leg and Flintoff gets to 99

97.2

Tait to GO Jones, no run, short of a length and outside the off, played to gully

97.3

Tait to GO Jones, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, driven well inside out and through cover

97.4

Tait to GO Jones, no run, full and down the leg side, played at and missed

97.5

Tait to GO Jones, no run, fullish and outside the off, pushed to gully

97.6

Tait to GO Jones, no run, short of a length and on the stumps, played to the on side

England 405/5   SW Tait 18-1-88-2

99.1

Tait to GO Jones, no run

99.2

Tait to GO Jones, no run, full and outside the off, played down to point

99.3

Tait to GO Jones, no run, good inswinging full delivery, Jones drives well to mid-on

99.4

Tait to GO Jones, no run, fullish and on the off, Tait straining for inswing, driven to short cover

99.5

Tait to GO Jones, no run, another full delivery that swings in late, defended to cover

99.6

Tait to GO Jones, no run, full once more, swinging in, defended back down the pitch and that makes it two maiden over on the trot

England 405/5   SW Tait 19-2-88-2

101.1

Tait to Flintoff, no run, very quick and full, just outside the off, shaping in nicely for Tait now, Flintoff jams the bat down and the ball squirts away to the keeper

101.2

Tait to Flintoff, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, played towards cover

101.3

Tait to GO Jones, 1 bye

101.4

Tait to Flintoff, no run, full and outside the off, driven well but straight to cover

101.5

Tait to Flintoff, no run, played away to the off side with assurance. England are really piling it on here

101.6

Tait to Flintoff, 4 leg byes, overpitched and down the leg, shot played and missed, off the pads and down to the boundary

England 414/5   SW Tait 20-2-89-2

103.1

Tait to Flintoff, no run

103.2

Tait to Flintoff, OUT, full and beginning on off, swinging ion late, Flintoss plays across the line and misses, loud shout from Tait and Bucknor gives it

A Flintoff lbw b Tait 102 (201m 132b 14x4 1x6) SR: 77.27

103.3

Tait to Giles, no run, fullish and on the off, driven to cover

103.4

Tait to Giles, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Giles ducks under this one

103.5

Tait to Giles, no run, full and swinging down the leg side, defended

103.6

Tait to Giles, no run

England 418/6   SW Tait 21-3-89-3

105.1

Tait to GO Jones, 1 run, short one banged in, pullecd awkwardly but the ball does not reach mid-on

105.2

Tait to Giles, no run, full and on the off, swinging in to Giles who defends carefully

105.3

Tait to Giles, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left alone

105.4

Tait to Giles, FOUR, full and outside the off, driven through point

105.5

Tait to Giles, no run, full and outside the off, played at and missed

105.6

Tait to Giles, no run, full and on the off, played back down the pitch

England 426/6   SW Tait 22-3-94-3

107.1

Tait to Giles, no run, short ball banged in, Giles ducks under that one

107.2

Tait to Giles, no run, short one slipping down the leg side, Giles shapes to play but misses

107.3

Tait to Giles, no run, short of a good length and on the off, played back down the pitch

107.4

Tait to Giles, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

107.5

Tait to Giles, no run, full and on the off, late swing in to the batsman, defended towards the off side

107.6

Tait to Giles, no run, full and on the off, a bit of inswing, defended towards the off side

England 428/6   SW Tait 23-4-94-3

109.1

Tait to GO Jones, 2 runs, good length ball outside the off, flashed down to third-man

109.2

Tait to GO Jones, no run, full, inswinging yorker, clipped to midwicket

109.3

Tait to GO Jones, 1 run, once again flashed down to third-man

109.4

Tait to Giles, no run, full and outside the off, driven to cover

109.5

Tait to Giles, no run, full and on the off, swinging in late, played back down to the on side

109.6

Tait to Giles, no run, full and outside the off, played back down the pitch

England 432/6   SW Tait 24-4-97-3
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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Aug 29, 2005

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