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

Match State: Day 1 start scheduled for 10.30am Local Time (09.30 GMT) Hello and welcome to the start of the fourth Ashes Test I'm Anand Vasu, and will be your commentator for this game. It has been tremendously enjoyable calling the action for the first three Tests and one can only hope this turns out to be a cracker as well Let's cut to the chase and give you all the news as it has come in England have won the toss and chosen to bat But the news for Austgralia is not so good. Glenn McGrath has been ruled out and Michael Kasprowicz takes his place Jason Gillespie, who has struggled for form all summer has been left out, and Shaun Tait, the young tearaway from South Australia gets his Test debut The weather forecasts have been a bit iffy for the next few days There's rain in the area and we expect interruptions in the form of showers With the series standing at 1-1 there's everything to play for here. The Ashes could well be decided on how the day's play goes There's been plenty of excitement surrounding Shaun Tait, who is reputed to regularly clock in excess of 90 mph The players are all on the field now and onm place The umpire calls "Play!" Here we go, it's Lee to Trescothick

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

Lee has begun well with a maiden Kasprowicz to share the new ball

End of over 1 (maiden) England 0/0
ME Trescothick    0* (6b)      B Lee    1-1-0-0
AJ Strauss    0* (0b)     

1.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off, angled down past the gully fielder for England's first run of the fourth Test

1.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and slanting away from the left-handed Trescothick who defends watchfully, playing the ball late

1.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, played away to the leg side, Kasprowicz is also bang on target first up

1.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, this one is just short of a length and there's a hint of away movement after the ball pitches, clipped to the leg side

1.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, once again on middle and leg, Trescothick shapes to play the ball to the leg side and the ball goes off the edge towards the off side

1.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fullish and on the off, angled down to gully but there's no chance of a run

End of over 2 (1 run) England 1/0
ME Trescothick    0* (11b)      MS Kasprowicz    1-0-1-0
AJ Strauss    1* (1b)     

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

End of over 3 (5 runs) England 6/0
ME Trescothick    0* (17b)      B Lee    2-1-5-0
AJ Strauss    4* (3b)     

3.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 1 no ball, full and outside the off, Kasprowicz straining for some swing early on, but only manages a no-ball

3.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, a bit of extra bounce from Kasprowicz as the ball leps off a length, Strauss adjusts well enough to keep the ball down towards gully

3.2

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

3.3

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, once again an immaculate line and length, just short of driving length and a touch outside the off, watchfully left alone

3.4

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off yet again - Kasprowicz bowling beautifully to the left-handed batsmen - left alone

3.5

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, slightly straighter this time and the ball is defended to the leg side, but there's no chance of a run

3.6

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, played down towards gully to end an immaculate over from Kasprowicz

End of over 4 (1 run) England 7/0
AJ Strauss    4* (10b)      MS Kasprowicz    2-0-2-0
ME Trescothick    0* (17b)     

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

End of over 5 (5 runs) England 12/0
ME Trescothick    4* (24b 1x4)      B Lee    3-1-10-0
AJ Strauss    4* (10b)     

5.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 1 no ball, just short of a good length and threatening to move away, it's another great ball, but ironically another no-ball

5.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, slightly fuller this time and this gives Strauss the chance to drive. Drive he does but straight to the man at mid-off

5.2

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, .;just short of a length and on the pads, defended to the leg sidew

5.3

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, left alone to the keeper once more as Kasprowicz keeps up a teasing line and length

5.4

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, this one is played forcefully through the leg side but Shaun Tait, the big man, gets down quickly and fields

5.5

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, slightly fuller and angling beautifully away from the left-handed Strauss, left alone to the keeper

5.6

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, back of a length and on the pads, turned to the on side

End of over 6 (1 run) England 13/0
AJ Strauss    4* (17b)      MS Kasprowicz    3-0-3-0
ME Trescothick    4* (24b 1x4)     

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

End of over 7 (5 runs) England 18/0
AJ Strauss    8* (19b 1x4)      B Lee    4-1-15-0
ME Trescothick    5* (28b 1x4)     

7.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, Kasprowicz doing a McGrath in terms of accuracy here, defended to the off side

7.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 3 runs, the commentator's curse strikes! Kasprowicz's radar goes awry and this one is on the pads, flicked well through midwicket but it won't go all the way

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

7.3

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, normal service resumes in terms of line and length, played down to point

7.4

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

7.5

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, fuller this time and on the off, driven to mid-off

7.6

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run

End of over 8 (8 runs) England 26/0
AJ Strauss    12* (24b 2x4)      MS Kasprowicz    4-0-11-0
ME Trescothick    8* (30b 1x4)     

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

End of over 9 (1 run) England 27/0
AJ Strauss    12* (29b 2x4)      B Lee    5-1-16-0
ME Trescothick    9* (31b 1x4)     

9.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 2 runs, on the pads this time and Trescothick is happy to flick the ball away towards fine-leg for a brace

9.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fuller this time and outside the off, this is where Kasprowicz needs to bowl to the left-handers, left alone to the keeper

9.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 run, pushed wide of the fielder at cover for a quick single

9.4

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, dragged back a touch shorter but the line is excellent and all Strauss can do is follow the ball and let it pass harmlessly to the keeper

9.5

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads this time and the ball is clipped away through midwicket for a single

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

And here's the moment people have been waiting for. Here comes Shaun Tait

End of over 10 (8 runs) England 35/0
ME Trescothick    16* (35b 2x4)      MS Kasprowicz    5-0-19-0
AJ Strauss    13* (31b 2x4)     

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

Tait, for those of you who have not seen him, has a nice slingy action that suggests he will be able to reverse the ball. Good pace, a nice smooth run-up and a short follow-through.

End of over 11 (2 runs) England 37/0
AJ Strauss    15* (37b 2x4)      SW Tait    1-0-2-0
ME Trescothick    16* (35b 2x4)     

11.1

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

11.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, full and on the off, defended towards point with soft hands

11.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, full and on the off this time and Trescothick waits on the ball, angles his bat and sends the ball towards gully

11.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, played to gully once more and there's no chance of a single

11.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, driven well but Michael Clarke does not let too much get past him at point, good scrambling stop

11.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fullish and outside the off, end of a tidy maiden over from Kasprowicz

End of over 12 (maiden) England 37/0
ME Trescothick    16* (41b 2x4)      MS Kasprowicz    6-1-19-0
AJ Strauss    15* (37b 2x4)     

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

End of over 13 (11 runs) England 48/0
AJ Strauss    16* (40b 2x4)      SW Tait    2-0-13-0
ME Trescothick    25* (45b 4x4)     

13.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended down towards point

13.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, once again short of a good length and on the stumps, this time defended down towards gully with an angled bat

13.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 no ball, back of a length and on the pads, played at and missed, off the pad, no-ball yet again

13.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, round the wicket now, angling in to the left-handed Trescothick, defended back down the pitch

13.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, the ball is angling in and then holding its line after pitching, left alone to the keeper

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!

13.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, defended to gully

And that is the break for drinks Match State: Drinks

End of over 14 (5 runs) England 53/0
ME Trescothick    29* (52b 5x4)      MS Kasprowicz    7-1-24-0
AJ Strauss    16* (40b 2x4)     

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

Speeds of 90.9, 89.1, 87.4 and 90.7 mph from Tait in the last over

End of over 15 (6 runs) England 59/0
AJ Strauss    21* (47b 3x4)      SW Tait    3-0-19-0
ME Trescothick    29* (52b 5x4)     

15.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 1 no ball, fuller and on the off, defended, and that is another no-ball

15.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, driven to gully

15.2

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 2 runs, on the pads again and this is not a problem for Strauss, flicked through the on side

15.3

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 3 runs, a bit too full this time, Strauss drives well past mid-on, good chase from Lee who dives and fields well

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

15.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 no ball, full and outside the off, left alone, and that is another no-ball

15.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fullish and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

15.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, (no ball) 1 run, very full again, no-ball again, driven at, off the inside edge towards fine-leg

15.6

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, punched well through the off side but Clarke fields at cover-point

End of over 16 (13 runs) England 72/0
AJ Strauss    26* (52b 3x4)      MS Kasprowicz    8-1-37-0
ME Trescothick    34* (56b 6x4)     

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

And in this over Tait's speeds were 88.6, 90.5, 84.2, 90.5, and 93.6 mph And here comes Shane Warne from the Pavilion End

End of over 17 (2 runs) England 74/0
AJ Strauss    27* (54b 3x4)      SW Tait    4-0-21-0
ME Trescothick    35* (60b 6x4)     

17.1

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, a bit short to begin from Warne, worked through midwicket

17.2

Warne to Trescothick, no run, tossed up a bit more and on the off, defended back down the pitch

17.3

Warne to Trescothick, no run, tossed up once more, a big ripper, turns a bit, plenty of effort from Warne, defended

17.4

Warne to Trescothick, no run, a bit more air this time, floated in to the off stump, defended back down the pitch

17.5

Warne to Trescothick, no run, full and wide of the stumps, driven to Clarke at cover

17.6

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, slightly short of a length and a bit of turn, worked through midwicket

Now we've seen pace and spin and England have managed quite well. Do write in with any feedback at http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html

End of over 18 (2 runs) England 76/0
ME Trescothick    36* (65b 6x4)      SK Warne    1-0-2-0
AJ Strauss    28* (55b 3x4)     

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

That over from Tait was 90.4, 92.4, 90.5, 85.2, 90.3, 92.6 mph in terms of speed. But he's truggling a bit to keep that size 15 boot behind the popping crease

End of over 19 (5 runs) England 81/0
AJ Strauss    29* (58b 3x4)      SW Tait    5-0-26-0
ME Trescothick    38* (70b 6x4)     

19.1

Warne to Trescothick, 2 runs, a bit too full and pushed down the ground past the bowler

19.2

Warne to Trescothick, 2 runs, full toss outside the off, driven easily through midwicket

19.3

Warne to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, spinning in to Trescothick, defended

19.4

Warne to Trescothick, SIX, tossed up a bit more tempting Trescothick, he takes the bait and bangs the ball back over Warne's head for six!

19.5

Warne to Trescothick, no run, tickled to the on side

19.6

Warne to Trescothick, no run, fullis and on the off, driven back to Warne who fields and has a shy at the stumps at the batsman's end.

Lee replaces Tait whose first spell in Test cricket was 5-0-26-0

End of over 20 (10 runs) England 91/0
ME Trescothick    48* (76b 6x4 1x6)      SK Warne    2-0-12-0
AJ Strauss    29* (58b 3x4)     

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

End of over 21 (10 runs) England 101/0
ME Trescothick    56* (82b 7x4 1x6)      B Lee    6-1-26-0
AJ Strauss    30* (59b 3x4)     

21.1

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

21.2

Warne to Strauss, no run, well flighted this time and outside the off, eased to midwicket

21.3

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, driven to point

Plenty of action here. Strauss sweeps, the ball appears to go down on to Strauss's boot and balloon up to Hayden at slip The third umpire is involved on this one

21.4

Warne to Strauss, OUT, Premeditated sweep shot, replays show clearly that the ball goes off the inside edge on to the boot and then to Hayden at slip. That is the first English wicket, falling completely against the grain of play!

AJ Strauss c Hayden b Warne 35 (99m 64b 4x4 0x6) SR: 54.68

It's incredible, but you just can't keep Warne out of the action, even when the opposition are scoring at more than 4 an over on a shirt-front of a first day pitch Warne has something in reserve

21.5

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

21.6

Warne to Vaughan, no run, fuller and on the leg and middle, defended carefully

Just to let you know that there has been a mistake in the scoring. Trescothick should be on 55, and Strauss on 35. We will be making that change now.

End of over 22 (8 runs) England 109/1
MP Vaughan    4* (2b 1x4)      SK Warne    3-0-20-1
ME Trescothick    56* (82b 7x4 1x6)     

22.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, driven back down the pitch to start the over

Just to repeat that. We apologise for a mistake in the scoring earlier. Strauss was dismissed on 35 rather than 34. The error has been fixed.

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

End of over 23 (1 run) England 110/1
ME Trescothick    55* (89b 7x4 1x6)      B Lee    7-1-27-0
MP Vaughan    4* (2b 1x4)     

23.1

Warne to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, defended back down the pitch

23.2

Warne to Vaughan, no run

23.3

Warne to Vaughan, no run, well flighted and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

23.4

Warne to Vaughan, no run, quicker one outside the off, drifting a bit, cut to point

23.5

Warne to Vaughan, no run, full and on the middle and leg, defended back down the pitch

23.6

Warne to Vaughan, no run, a bit too short, outside the off, worked to midwicket

End of over 24 (maiden) England 110/1
MP Vaughan    4* (8b 1x4)      SK Warne    4-1-20-1
ME Trescothick    55* (88b 7x4 1x6)     

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

End of over 25 (8 runs) England 118/1
ME Trescothick    61* (96b 8x4 1x6)      B Lee    8-1-35-0
MP Vaughan    4* (8b 1x4)     

25.1

Warne to Vaughan, 2 runs, too full and on the pads, flicked down to fine-leg

25.2

Warne to Vaughan, no run, short of a length and outside the off, punched to cover

25.3

Warne to Vaughan, no run, full and on the pads, defended back down the pitch

25.4

Warne to Vaughan, no run, well flighted and on the off, played back down the pitch

25.5

Warne to Vaughan, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended towards the off side with soft hands

25.6

Warne to Vaughan, no run, on the off and full, played back to Warne

End of over 26 (2 runs) England 120/1
MP Vaughan    6* (14b 1x4)      SK Warne    5-1-22-1
ME Trescothick    61* (96b 8x4 1x6)     

26.1

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

This should be the last over before lunch

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

And that is lunch on the first day of the fourth Test Once again England have had the best of play Australia have struggled with no-balls, even taken a wicket off one This is Anand Vasu, your commentator, signing off for the moment. See you again when play resumes, at 12.10 GMT Till then, do take a moment to send your feedback about our coverage at : http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html Match State: Lunch - Day 1 Welcome back to our coverage of the first day's play of the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge The news isn't great at the moment. As we had suggested before the start of play, there is a bit of rain aroun. A heavy shower during the lunch break has meant that the covers are on Fortunately the groundstaff were alert to the possibility and had the covers on before the raingot heavy They are now working hard to get the field of play ready We're unable to tell you exactly when that will be, but can assure you that you won't miss a ball of the action if you stay with Cricinfo. We'll be right here, monitoring the situation closely and updating you with the news as and when there is some Match State: Delay - Day 1 - due to rain Match State: Delay - Day 1 - Rain stopped play UPDATE [1237 GMT] It's still raining and the covers are on. Will let you know when the situation improves. UPDATE [1255 GMT] There's fresh news and it is good. Play will begin in about 20 minutes, at 1310 GMT (1410 local time) and also the tea interval has been pushed back to 1440 GMT. So there we have it, play starting soon. We'll bnring you all the live action as and when it gets under way players are back in the middle, it will be Kasprowicz to Trescothick

End of over 27 (9 runs) England 129/1
MP Vaughan    14* (18b 3x4)      B Lee    9-1-44-0
ME Trescothick    62* (98b 8x4 1x6)     

27.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, good length delivery close to the off stump line, Trescothick carefully leaves it for the keeper

two slips and a gully in place

27.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 no ball, the ghost is still around, Kasprowicz oversteps, on the middle and off stump line, defended on the front-foot

27.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery close to the off stump line, no shot offered

27.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 2 runs, good length delivery, angling across the left-hander and Trescothick glides it away well wide of the gully fielder

27.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

27.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run

27.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length delivery, again angling across the left-hander, Trescothick stands tall on the back-foot and defends it towards point

It will be Tait from the Radcliffe Road End

End of over 28 (3 runs) England 132/1
ME Trescothick    64* (105b 8x4 1x6)      MS Kasprowicz    9-1-40-0
MP Vaughan    14* (18b 3x4)     

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

There's definitely some swing in the air for the bowlers after lunch. This is a good sign for Australia's quick men who toiled hard without much reward in the first session

End of over 29 (maiden) England 132/1
MP Vaughan    14* (24b 3x4)      SW Tait    6-1-26-0
ME Trescothick    64* (105b 8x4 1x6)     

29.1

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

29.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 run, fuller this time and on the off, pushed to mid-off to pick up a single

29.3

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 run, fuller this time and on the off, played down towards cover with soft hands, quick single stolen

29.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a driving length and outside the off, a hint of away swing, left alone to the keeper

29.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length again and on the off, defended towards cover with an angled bat

29.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fullish and on the off, driven well but straight to mid-off

End of over 30 (2 runs) England 134/1
ME Trescothick    65* (110b 8x4 1x6)      MS Kasprowicz    10-1-42-0
MP Vaughan    15* (25b 3x4)     

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

Now the rains have begun to come down again and the plays rush off even as the groundstaff charge in with the covers It's quite cloudy and there is a bit of rain in the area There you have it, another break because of rain It does appear as though it is going to be one of those days when the players are frequently on and off the field Match State: Delay - Day 1 - Rain stopped play UPDATE [1325 GMT] Rain has stopped play for the second time in the day. We will be back with all the live action as and when it happens. UPDATE [1405 GMT] The news is that tea will be taken shortly and that play will resume at 1430 GMT if there is no further rain. Be sure to join us then. Welcome back to Trent Bridge. Tjhe most unusual things just happened. Play was about to get under way. Steve Bucknor walked out on to the field, and immediately the rain began again. So the news, I'm afraid, is that it is still raining at Trent Bridge. Update [1430 GMT] Still raining. Covers are on. When there is further news we will keep you posted. And the rains have stopped and play is getting under way yet again Welcome back to our coverage of the action from this Test It's Tait to Vaughan

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

Shaun Tait has his first Test wicket and he has got it in style Emotional moment for Tait and his teammates are all over him as he celebrates his success

30.6

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

End of over 31 (5 runs) England 139/2
IR Bell    2* (1b)      SW Tait    7-1-31-1
MP Vaughan    18* (29b 3x4)     

31.1

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to cover-point with an angled bat

31.2

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone, the ball bounces twice before reaching Gilchrist

31.3

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, short of a good length again and outside the off, left alone to the keeper once more

31.4

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended towards the off side

31.5

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, good length ball, defended back down the pitch

31.6

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run

End of over 32 (maiden) England 139/2
MP Vaughan    18* (35b 3x4)      MS Kasprowicz    11-2-42-0
IR Bell    2* (1b)     

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

Tait bowling much better now in this second session. Looks like those early nerves have settled down.

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

End of over 33 (6 runs) England 145/2
IR Bell    3* (4b)      SW Tait    8-1-37-1
MP Vaughan    23* (38b 4x4)     

33.1

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, fullish and on the off, defended towards the off side

33.2

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left well alone to Gilchrist

33.3

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 no ball, slightly fuller and outside the off, just a hint of inswing, left alone

33.3

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length once more but there is that constant threat of reverse swing from Kasprowicz, left alone

33.4

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, punched to cover

33.5

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, clipped to midwicket

33.6

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run

End of over 34 (1 run) England 146/2
MP Vaughan    23* (45b 4x4)      MS Kasprowicz    12-2-43-0
IR Bell    3* (4b)     

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

Two wickets in as many over for Tait and 300 Test victims for Adam Gilchrist

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

End of over 35 (6 runs) England 152/3
KP Pietersen    6* (5b 1x4)      SW Tait    9-1-43-2
MP Vaughan    23* (45b 4x4)     

35.1

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, coming in with the arm, driven to the on side

35.2

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

35.3

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, punched towards cover

35.4

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, full and slipping down the leg side, flick played and missed, through to the keeper

35.5

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 run, a touch too full and slipping down the leg side, flicked out to the fielder in the deep at the midwicket fence

35.6

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

End of over 36 (2 runs) England 154/3
KP Pietersen    7* (6b 1x4)      MS Kasprowicz    13-2-45-0
MP Vaughan    24* (50b 4x4)     

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

End of over 37 (4 runs) England 158/3
KP Pietersen    11* (12b 2x4)      SW Tait    10-1-47-2
MP Vaughan    24* (50b 4x4)     

37.1

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 run

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

37.6

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, good length ball outside the off stump, played down to gully with an angled bat

End of over 38 (3 runs) England 161/3
MP Vaughan    25* (52b 4x4)      MS Kasprowicz    14-2-48-0
KP Pietersen    12* (17b 2x4)     

38.1

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

And there's a bit of rain in the air now. Even though it is quite bright.

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

End of over 39 (6 runs) England 167/3
KP Pietersen    14* (23b 2x4)      SW Tait    11-1-49-2
MP Vaughan    25* (52b 4x4)     

39.1

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 run, just short of a length and on the pads, worked through square-leg

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

End of over 40 (2 runs) England 169/3
KP Pietersen    14* (29b 2x4)      MS Kasprowicz    15-2-50-0
MP Vaughan    26* (53b 4x4)     

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

End of over 41 (5 runs) England 174/3
MP Vaughan    30* (56b 4x4)      B Lee    10-1-49-0
KP Pietersen    15* (32b 2x4)     

41.1

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 run, Dropped! Short of a length and outside the off, cut hard but straight to Hayden at gully. Somehow that one pops right out of his usually safe hands!

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

End of over 42 (1 run) England 175/3
KP Pietersen    15* (37b 2x4)      MS Kasprowicz    16-2-51-0
MP Vaughan    31* (57b 4x4)     

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

End of over 43 (4 runs) England 179/3
MP Vaughan    35* (63b 5x4)      B Lee    11-1-53-0
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

That is drinks Match State: Drinks The players and umpires are back in their positions to restart play after a much deserved drinks break Lee will continue after the drinks break

End of over 44 (1 run) England 180/3
KP Pietersen    16* (43b 2x4)      MS Kasprowicz    17-2-52-0
MP Vaughan    35* (63b 5x4)     

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

End of over 45 (7 runs) England 187/3
MP Vaughan    39* (66b 6x4)      B Lee    12-1-60-0
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

End of over 46 (4 runs) England 191/3
KP Pietersen    23* (52b 3x4)      MS Kasprowicz    18-2-56-0
MP Vaughan    39* (66b 6x4)     

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

Now here's a surprise! Ricky Ponting brings himself on

End of over 47 (5 runs) England 196/3
KP Pietersen    23* (53b 3x4)      B Lee    13-1-65-0
MP Vaughan    44* (71b 7x4)     

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

End of over 48 (2 runs) England 198/3
KP Pietersen    23* (56b 3x4)      RT Ponting    1-0-2-0
MP Vaughan    45* (74b 7x4)     

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

End of over 49 (8 runs) England 206/3
MP Vaughan    53* (80b 9x4)      B Lee    14-1-73-0
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

End of over 50 (maiden) England 206/3
KP Pietersen    23* (62b 3x4)      RT Ponting    2-1-2-0
MP Vaughan    53* (80b 9x4)     
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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