Australia tour of England and Scotland, 4th Test: England v Australia at Nottingham, Aug 25-28, 2005
The Ashes - 4th Test
England won by 3 wickets
25,26,27,28 August 2005 (5-day match)
  • 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   B Lee 1-1-0-0
2.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, this is definitely Lee's length, at 92.1 mph Strauss wisely defends back down the pitch

2.2

Lee to Strauss, 3 runs, a bit too straight, Strauss has no trouble picking the ball off his hips and clipping the through square-leg

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   B Lee 2-1-5-0
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   B Lee 3-1-10-0
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

6.5

Lee to Strauss, FOUR, just too straight once more from Lee and Strauss tickles it away fine. This was a slower ball that went wrong, but still had enough paceto run away to the fine-leg fence

6.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, quick one just outside the off to end the over as Strauss leaves the ball weell alone

England 18/0   B Lee 4-1-15-0
8.1

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

8.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, a bit of pace and bounce here, Strauss leaves that alone on length and the ball sails over the stumps

8.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, slightly fullish this time and outside the off, Strauss leaves this one well alone and there is just the slightest hint of swing after the ball passes the batsman

8.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off stump, Strauss follows the ball carefully and tucks the bat inside the line

8.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, short of a good length and just outside the off, Strauss drops his wrists and sways inside the line of the ball, allowing it to pass to Gilchrist

8.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, slightly fuller this time but it is a bit too wide for Strauss to seriously consider having a go. Left alone to the keeper

England 27/0   B Lee 5-1-16-0
20.1

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, just short of a length and on the pads, defended to the leg side for a single

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   B Lee 6-1-26-0
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   B Lee 7-1-27-0
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   B Lee 8-1-35-0
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

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   B Lee 9-1-44-0
40.1

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

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

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   B Lee 10-1-49-0
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   B Lee 11-1-53-0
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

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   B Lee 12-1-60-0
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

46.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run

England 196/3   B Lee 13-1-65-0
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   B Lee 14-1-73-0
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

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   B Lee 15-1-74-0
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

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   B Lee 16-1-75-0
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

60.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, once again short of a length and outside the off, Flintoff is watchful and leaves the ball alone to the keeper

England 234/4   B Lee 17-1-80-0
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   B Lee 18-1-85-0
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

64.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, good length ball outside the off, Jones leaves it alone to the keeper

64.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off stump, once again left alone

64.4

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, fullish and on the off and angling in towards middle, Jones tries to work the ball to the leg side and gets a leading edge out towards cover-point

64.5

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, Flintoff goes after this one, carving it over the infield to the vacant third-man area for a boundary

64.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run

England 246/5   B Lee 19-1-90-1
66.1

Lee to Flintoff, no run, driven hard but straight to mid-off

66.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Flintoff cuts and misses

66.3

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, good length ball on the off, playued to the off side with soft hands, single stolen

66.4

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short of a length and outside the off, played down to gully with an angled bat

66.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, just short of a length and on the off stump, defended carefully

66.6

Lee to GO Jones, no run, steered to gully

England 253/5   B Lee 20-1-91-1
68.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short ball, it's well directed and Geraint Jones has to watch it carefully as he ducks out of harm's way

68.2

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, full and on the stumps, off the inside edge to the leg side

68.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, punched to cover off the back foot

68.4

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, pushed through cover for a single

68.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, slower one outsid the off, left well alone

68.6

Lee to GO Jones, (no ball) FOUR, slightly overpitched and outside the off, enough width for Jones to free his arms and drive through cover

68.6

Lee to GO Jones, no run, left alone outside the off stump

England 264/5   B Lee 21-1-98-1
81.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run, full and outside the off, tis one swings quite a bit away from Jones whop plays and misses

81.2

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, too full and on the pads, whipped through midwicket

81.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, good length and on the off, played back down the pitch to the bowler

81.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, just short of a good length, a touch outside the off, pacy, the ball pitches and shapes away, Flintoff leaves it well alone

81.5

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

81.6

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, too full and a bit too straight as well, punched back down the pitch past the bowler to the long-on fence

England 323/5   B Lee 22-1-103-1
83.1

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

83.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, good length ball on the off, eased to gully

83.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, full and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

83.4

Lee to GO Jones, no run, very full and very straight, Jones plays late but manages to get an edge as the ball thuds into pad

83.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, another quick one, this cuts Jones in half as it comes in a touch

83.6

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, full and on the off, clipped to the on side for a single

England 337/5   B Lee 23-1-104-1
85.1

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run

85.2

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

85.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, another quick one just outside the off, Jones has a nibble and is lucky not to edge that one

85.4

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short of a length and on the off, defended back down the pitch

85.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short of a length and outside the off, cut hard but straight to point

85.6

Lee to GO Jones, no run, fuller and outside the off, played at and missed. End of another probing over from Lee

England 342/5   B Lee 24-1-105-1
87.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run, good length ball on the off, played down to cover

87.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, full and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

87.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short ball dug in just outside the off, left alone to the keeper

87.4

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, full and straight, worked through square-leg

87.5

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

87.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, full and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

England 343/5   B Lee 25-1-106-1
89.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run, fullish and outside the off, Jones has a drive at it, the ball goes very close to the edge and there is a loud shout for the catch behind, turned down

89.2

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, down the leg side and easily flicked to fine-leg for a single

89.3

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, short this time and helped along to square-leg

89.4

Lee to GO Jones, FOUR, fullish and outside the off, squeezed down to third man

89.5

Lee to GO Jones, 2 runs, on the pads again and this provides no problem for Jones who flicks well

89.6

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, back of a length and on the stumps, played down to mid-on

England 353/5   B Lee 26-1-115-1
91.1

Lee to GO Jones, 2 runs, pushed through midwicket

91.2

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, eased through cover

91.3

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, once again there's an easy single out to cover and Flintoff takes it

91.4

Lee to GO Jones, 2 runs, short of a good length and outside the off, driven through cover

91.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short ball banged in but it is well down the leg side and easily left alone

91.6

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down to point

England 368/5   B Lee 27-1-121-1
93.1

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, full and traight, eased through the on side

93.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, played back down the pitch

93.3

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, eased through cover-point

93.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, full and swinging in, Flintoff tries to work the ball to the on side but can only manage a leading edge as he closes the face of the bat a touch too early

93.5

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, squeezed down to third-man

93.6

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, Jones drops this one at his feet and takes a quick single to get to 50!

England 386/5   B Lee 28-1-125-1
95.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run, full-toss on the stumps, swinging in, Lee striving for the yorker, picked off to midwicket

95.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, shot of a good length and outside the off, defended to cover

95.3

Lee to GO Jones, 2 runs, fullish and on the pads, worked through midwicket

95.4

Lee to GO Jones, no run, full and outside the off, driven to mid-off

95.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, worked to square-leg

95.6

Lee to GO Jones, 2 runs, full and on the off, driven to cover, misfield from Martyn gives the batsmen time to come back for a second

England 395/5   B Lee 29-1-129-1
118.1

Lee to Hoggard, no run, full and just outside the off, late movement away, played at and missed

118.2

Lee to Hoggard, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, played at and missed

118.3

Lee to Hoggard, 1 run, full and outside the off, Hoggard eases it through cover for a single

118.4

Lee to SP Jones, no run, short ball banged in from round the wicket, easily ducked under

118.5

Lee to SP Jones, no run, another short one, again ducked under

118.6

Lee to SP Jones, no run, short ball far outside the off, left alone to the keeper

England 471/9   B Lee 30-1-130-1
120.1

Lee to SP Jones, no run, short ball again, Jones leaves it alone

120.2

Lee to SP Jones, no run, another short one, Jones sways under it

120.3

Lee to SP Jones, no run, another short one banged in, again Jones gets out of the way

120.4

Lee to SP Jones, no run, short once more and this time Jones can't get out of the way. The ball thuds into Jones's chest and fallsdown and rolls back and hits the stumps. The bails don't fall!

120.5

Lee to SP Jones, no run, full and on the off, driven back to Lee

120.6

Lee to SP Jones, no run, short one outside the off, left alone

England 471/9   B Lee 31-2-130-1
122.1

Lee to Hoggard, no run, full and fast, down the leg side, played at and missed

122.2

Lee to Hoggard, no run, short of a length and outside the off

122.3

Lee to Hoggard, no run, full and on the leg stump, driven to mid-on

122.4

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

122.5

Lee to Hoggard, 1 run, full and down the leg side, worked through fine-leg

122.6

Lee to SP Jones, no run, attempted yorker, well dug out

England 477/9   B Lee 32-2-131-1
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