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

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

England 11/0   ME Trescothick 4* (21b 1x4)   B Lee 2.4-1-9-0

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

England 18/0   AJ Strauss 8* (18b 1x4)   B Lee 3.5-1-15-0

7.3

Kasprowicz to Strauss, (no ball) FOUR, short and on the stumps, Strauss sees that one very early and says thank you very much before smashing the ball over midwicket with a fine pull stroke

England 26/0   AJ Strauss 12* (20b 2x4)   MS Kasprowicz 3.2-0-11-0

9.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, FOUR, again that teasing perfect line and length, Trescothick plays away from the body with an angled bat and the ball goes off the inside edge, just misses the stumps and runs down to fine-leg for four

England 35/0   ME Trescothick 16* (35b 2x4)   MS Kasprowicz 5-0-19-0

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

England 42/0   ME Trescothick 20* (42b 3x4)   SW Tait 1.2-0-7-0

12.3

Tait to Trescothick, FOUR, overpitched this time and outside the off, Trescothick squeezes the ball backward of point for another boundary

England 46/0   ME Trescothick 24* (43b 4x4)   SW Tait 1.3-0-11-0

13.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, FOUR, good length ball outside the off, Trescothick drives uppishly but wide of the man at point to bring up the England 50!

England 53/0   ME Trescothick 29* (51b 5x4)   MS Kasprowicz 6.5-1-24-0

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

England 57/0   AJ Strauss 20* (43b 3x4)   SW Tait 2.3-0-17-0

15.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, Trescothick punches beautifully through the off side off the back foot

England 69/0   ME Trescothick 33* (53b 6x4)   MS Kasprowicz 7.4-1-34-0

20.5

Lee to Trescothick, (no ball) FOUR, overpitched and wide outside the off, that is a gift from Lee, smashed through cover

England 101/0   ME Trescothick 56* (80b 7x4 1x6)   B Lee 5.4-1-26-0

21.1

Warne to Strauss, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, Strauss gets in on the act and creams the ball through cover

England 105/0   AJ Strauss 34* (60b 4x4)   SK Warne 2.1-0-16-0

21.5

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

England 109/1   MP Vaughan 4* (1b 1x4)   SK Warne 2.5-0-20-1

24.4

Lee to Trescothick, (no ball) FOUR, and another no-ball, short one banged in, Trescothick rocks back and pulls magnificently

England 116/1   ME Trescothick 59* (93b 8x4 1x6)   B Lee 7.3-1-33-0

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

England 125/1   MP Vaughan 10* (15b 2x4)   B Lee 8.3-1-40-0

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)   B Lee 9-1-44-0

32.3

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

England 144/2   MP Vaughan 22* (37b 4x4)   SW Tait 7.3-1-36-1

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)   SW Tait 9-1-43-2

36.5

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

England 158/3   KP Pietersen 11* (11b 2x4)   SW Tait 9.5-1-47-2

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

England 179/3   MP Vaughan 35* (59b 5x4)   B Lee 10.2-1-53-0

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)   B Lee 12-1-60-0

45.2

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

England 191/3   KP Pietersen 23* (48b 3x4)   MS Kasprowicz 17.2-2-56-0

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

England 195/3   MP Vaughan 43* (70b 7x4)   B Lee 12.4-1-64-0

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

England 202/3   MP Vaughan 49* (75b 8x4)   B Lee 13.1-1-69-0

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

England 206/3   MP Vaughan 53* (77b 9x4)   B Lee 13.3-1-73-0

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   A Flintoff 4* (4b 1x4)   RT Ponting 5-2-8-1

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

England 221/4   KP Pietersen 29* (78b 4x4)   SW Tait 12.3-1-56-2

58.5

Tait to Flintoff, FOUR

England 227/4   A Flintoff 8* (5b 2x4)   SW Tait 13.5-1-62-2

60.1

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

England 232/4   KP Pietersen 36* (93b 5x4)   B Lee 16.1-1-79-0

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

England 239/4   KP Pietersen 43* (100b 6x4)   B Lee 17.3-1-84-0

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

England 246/5   A Flintoff 12* (21b 3x4)   B Lee 18.5-1-90-1

65.5

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, tossed up a bit more and outside the off, driven well, inside out, through cover

England 251/5   A Flintoff 16* (24b 4x4)   SK Warne 8.5-1-30-1

67.5

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, tossed up and outside the off, Flintoff goes for the big hit and connects well enough to send the ball one bounce and over the ropes at long-off

England 257/5   A Flintoff 22* (33b 5x4)   SK Warne 9.5-1-35-1

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

England 264/5   GO Jones 7* (13b 1x4)   B Lee 20.5-1-98-1

70.3

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, FOUR, a bit too full and down the leg side, glanced fine to the boundary, Gilchrist dived for that but could not get to it

England 269/5   A Flintoff 28* (41b 6x4)   MS Kasprowicz 18.3-2-60-0

75.3

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, too short, too wide, flintoff sees it early and plays late, thumping the ball through cover with fierce power

England 292/5   A Flintoff 41* (55b 7x4)   SK Warne 13.3-1-49-1

76.5

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, FOUR, like an obese midget, too short and too wide, Jones sees it early and cuts with power to the cover-point fence

England 297/5   GO Jones 20* (40b 2x4)   MS Kasprowicz 21.5-2-74-0

80.1

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

England 317/5   GO Jones 27* (53b 3x4)   SW Tait 14.1-1-66-2

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   A Flintoff 58* (73b 8x4 1x6)   B Lee 22-1-103-1

82.3

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

England 328/5   A Flintoff 62* (75b 9x4 1x6)   SW Tait 15.3-1-71-2

82.4

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

England 332/5   A Flintoff 66* (76b 10x4 1x6)   SW Tait 15.4-1-75-2

82.6

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

England 336/5   A Flintoff 70* (78b 11x4 1x6)   SW Tait 16-1-79-2

89.4

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

England 350/5   GO Jones 39* (80b 4x4)   B Lee 25.4-1-112-1

92.1

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, FOUR, too short and the ball just sits up on this flat deck, Flintoff creams it through square-leg. That was a savage blow

England 372/5   A Flintoff 83* (101b 12x4 1x6)   MS Kasprowicz 26.1-3-87-0

92.2

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, FOUR, too short once again and this time width outside the off, crashed through cover-point

England 376/5   A Flintoff 87* (102b 13x4 1x6)   MS Kasprowicz 26.2-3-91-0

92.4

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, (no ball) FOUR, fullish, outside the off, no-ball, BANG! Flintoff smashes this one through cover to move into the 90s

England 381/5   A Flintoff 91* (104b 14x4 1x6)   MS Kasprowicz 26.3-3-96-0

94.4

Warne to GO Jones, FOUR, down the pitch and smashed back past the bowler for a boundary that signals intent

England 390/5   GO Jones 54* (97b 5x4)   SK Warne 16.4-1-66-1

97.3

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

England 405/5   GO Jones 64* (109b 6x4)   SW Tait 17.3-1-88-2

102.1

Warne to GO Jones, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, cut hard, Langer over-runs this one and lets it go away for four

England 418/5   GO Jones 69* (121b 7x4)   SK Warne 20.1-2-79-1

105.4

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

England 426/6   AF Giles 4* (7b 1x4)   SW Tait 21.4-3-94-3

110.2

Kasprowicz to Giles, FOUR, short and wide, slashed hard down to third-man

England 439/6   AF Giles 9* (26b 2x4)   MS Kasprowicz 28.2-3-105-0

110.4

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, FOUR, overpitched and a bit too straight, driven well back past mid-on

England 444/6   GO Jones 85* (143b 8x4)   MS Kasprowicz 28.4-3-110-0

111.6

Warne to Giles, FOUR, swept from outside the off stump through square-leg

England 448/6   AF Giles 14* (33b 3x4)   SK Warne 24-2-88-1

116.2

Kasprowicz to SP Jones, FOUR, a bit of width outside the off, crashed away through cover for a boundary

England 459/9   SP Jones 4* (6b 1x4)   MS Kasprowicz 31.2-3-119-1

117.5

Warne to SP Jones, FOUR, fullish and outside the off, lofted well over mid-off, one bounce and over the ropes

England 466/9   SP Jones 11* (15b 2x4)   SK Warne 26.5-3-93-3

117.6

Warne to SP Jones, FOUR, flatter and quicker, Jones squeezes this very well through cover

England 470/9   SP Jones 15* (16b 3x4)   SK Warne 27-3-97-3

121.1

Warne to Hoggard, FOUR, short and a bit of width, cut away to the cover-point fence

England 475/9   MJ Hoggard 8* (18b 1x4)   SK Warne 28.1-4-101-3
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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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