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

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

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   RT Ponting 1-0-2-0

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   RT Ponting 2-1-2-0

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

51.3

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

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   RT Ponting 3-1-4-0

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   RT Ponting 4-2-4-0

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

55.3

Ponting to Flintoff, no run, fullish and on the off, defended carefully

55.4

Ponting to Flintoff, no run, once again full and outside the off, defended towards cover

55.5

Ponting to Flintoff, no run, this one jags back in quite a bit from outside the off stump, defended awkwardly to the leg side

55.6

Ponting to Flintoff, FOUR, full and wide outside the off, Flintoff flashes this one past the slip cordon to get off the mark

England 217/4   RT Ponting 5-2-8-1

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   RT Ponting 6-3-8-1
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Aug 29, 2005

Matthew Hoggard and Ashley Giles celebrate victory at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, August 29, 2005

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Aug 29, 2005

Duncan Fletcher talks about England's win at Trent Bridge, which gave England a 2-1 series lead in the Ashes, August 29, 2005

Duncan Fletcher talks about England's win

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