Australia tour of England and Scotland, 5th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Sep 8-12, 2005
The Ashes - 5th Test
Match drawn
8,9,10,11,12 September 2005 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick c Hayden b Warne 43 77 65 8 0 66.15
17.3 tossed up and outside the off, Trescothick pokes at that one and only manages an outside edge. Hayden at slip takes a good catch low down and to his left 82/1
View dismissal AJ Strauss c Katich b Warne 129 351 210 17 0 61.42
79.4 well flighted and outside the off, spinning in, Strauss prods at it, pad and inside edge, Simon Katich dives across the pitch beautifully and takes the catch. 5-for for Warne, another top performance from the champion leggie 297/7
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c Clarke b Warne 11 26 25 2 0 44.00
23.5 gone! Warne strikes again! short ball, pitched outside the leg stump and turning across, Vaughan goes back looking to flick it away through midwicket but ends up hitting straight to Clarke at short midwicket - England two down! 102/2
View dismissal IR Bell lbw b Warne 0 9 7 0 0 0.00
25.6 it's that man Warne again! the one that goes straight after pitching and Bell trying to defend it on the front-foot gets hit on the pad plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and Bowden's crooked finger goes up 104/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen b Warne 14 30 25 2 0 56.00
33.3 tossed up and on the pads, drifting in towards the leg stump, Pietersen tries to flick but the ball spins enough to beat the bat and crash into the stumps! What a spell this is from Warne the magician 131/4
View dismissal A Flintoff c Warne b McGrath 72 162 115 12 1 62.60
70.1 fullish, outside the off, just a bit of a wobble through the air, a McGrath special, Flintoff plays at it and edges, Warne takes a good catch at slip. That is a big wicket for Australia 274/5
View dismissal PD Collingwood lbw b Tait 7 26 26 1 0 26.92
76.3 full, fast, sharp inswing, finally Tait gets one right. This homes in on Collingwood's toes. Loud shout for the lbw, given! Rudi Koertzen's slow finger of death goes up 289/6
View dismissal GO Jones b Lee 25 60 41 5 0 60.97
89.3 just short of a good length once more and on the off, just a hint of away swing, Jones plays down the wrong line and loses his off stump! Good strike from Lee 325/8
View dismissal AF Giles lbw b Warne 32 120 70 1 0 45.71
105.3 full and straight, Giles just turned down the single so Harmison would not be exposed, but here he goes, trapped in front by Warne 373/10
View dismissal MJ Hoggard c Martyn b McGrath 2 47 36 0 0 5.55
100.2 slower ball, very cleverly bowled, it's the split-finger delivery, Hoggard goes for a drive, ambitious, the ball lands safely in Martyn's hands at short cover 345/9
SJ Harmison not out 20 25 20 4 0 100.00
Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 1, nb 7) 18
  Total (all out; 105.3 overs; 471 mins) 373 (3.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets GD McGrath 27 5 72 2 2.66 (1w)
70.1 to Flintoff, fullish, outside the off, just a bit of a wobble through the air, a McGrath special, Flintoff plays at it and edges, Warne takes a good catch at slip. That is a big wicket for Australia 274/5
100.2 to Hoggard, slower ball, very cleverly bowled, it's the split-finger delivery, Hoggard goes for a drive, ambitious, the ball lands safely in Martyn's hands at short cover 345/9
View wicket B Lee 23 3 94 1 4.08 (3nb)
89.3 to Jones, just short of a good length once more and on the off, just a hint of away swing, Jones plays down the wrong line and loses his off stump! Good strike from Lee 325/8
View wicket SW Tait 15 1 61 1 4.06 (3nb)
76.3 to Collingwood, full, fast, sharp inswing, finally Tait gets one right. This homes in on Collingwood's toes. Loud shout for the lbw, given! Rudi Koertzen's slow finger of death goes up 289/6
View wickets SK Warne 37.3 5 122 6 3.25
17.3 to Trescothick, tossed up and outside the off, Trescothick pokes at that one and only manages an outside edge. Hayden at slip takes a good catch low down and to his left 82/1
23.5 to Vaughan, gone! Warne strikes again! short ball, pitched outside the leg stump and turning across, Vaughan goes back looking to flick it away through midwicket but ends up hitting straight to Clarke at short midwicket - England two down! 102/2
25.6 to Bell, it's that man Warne again! the one that goes straight after pitching and Bell trying to defend it on the front-foot gets hit on the pad plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and Bowden's crooked finger goes up 104/3
33.3 to Pietersen, tossed up and on the pads, drifting in towards the leg stump, Pietersen tries to flick but the ball spins enough to beat the bat and crash into the stumps! What a spell this is from Warne the magician 131/4
79.4 to Strauss, well flighted and outside the off, spinning in, Strauss prods at it, pad and inside edge, Simon Katich dives across the pitch beautifully and takes the catch. 5-for for Warne, another top performance from the champion leggie 297/7
105.3 to Giles, full and straight, Giles just turned down the single so Harmison would not be exposed, but here he goes, trapped in front by Warne 373/10
  SM Katich 3 0 14 0 4.66
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JL Langer b Harmison 105 233 146 11 2 71.91
52.4 just short of a length and outside the off, Langer plays away from his body, the ball goes off the inside edge back onto leg and then stump 185/1
View dismissal ML Hayden lbw b Flintoff 138 416 303 18 0 45.54
92.3 Got him! Flintoff strikes with one that bends in and crashes into Hayden's pad, which is the only thing that stops the ball from crashing into the top of off stump. It needed something special to get Hayden and Flintoff provided it 323/4
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Strauss b Flintoff 35 81 56 3 0 62.50
72.2 short of a length, outside the off, this ball gets big on Ponting, extra bounce surprises Ponting and he can only fend the ball towards gully where Andrew Strauss takes a good catch diving forward 264/2
View dismissal DR Martyn c Collingwood b Flintoff 10 36 29 1 0 34.48
80.4 short ball on the stumps, Flintoff has put some effort into this, the ball gets big on Martyn who plays an awkward pull shot straight to Collingwood at square leg 281/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke lbw b Hoggard 25 119 59 2 0 42.37
103.3 fullish, straight, swinging just enough to beat the bat, Clarke plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front 359/7
View dismissal SM Katich lbw b Flintoff 1 12 11 0 0 9.09
94.6 And another! Freddie has come to the party at The Oval! it's the inswinger to the left-hander, the ball pitches on and straightens, Katich shapes to play and misses, rapped on the pad, loud shout, and Rodi Koertzen's super-slow-mo 329/5
View dismissal AC Gilchrist lbw b Hoggard 23 32 20 4 0 115.00
101.1 full and swinging late, Gilchrist overbalances trying to flick and cops it on the pad, loud shout from Hoggard and Billy Bowden raises the finger 356/6
View dismissal SK Warne c Vaughan b Flintoff 0 18 10 0 0 0.00
104.5 short one banged in, Warne can't resist and goes for the pull, he only manages a top edge that goes straight up in the air for Vaughan to catch at mid-on. Vaughan juggles it but holds on 363/8
View dismissal B Lee c Giles b Hoggard 6 22 10 0 0 60.00
107.1 short ball, Lee goes for the pull, the ball sails high and wide but cannot beat Giles at midwicket 367/10
View dismissal GD McGrath c Strauss b Hoggard 0 6 6 0 0 0.00
105.6 full and outside the off, there's swing, McGrath edges straight to Andrew Strauss at second slip 363/9
SW Tait not out 1 7 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (b 4, lb 8, w 2, nb 9) 23
  Total (all out; 107.1 overs; 494 mins) 367 (3.42 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket SJ Harmison 22 2 87 1 3.95 (2nb, 2w)
52.4 to Langer, just short of a length and outside the off, Langer plays away from his body, the ball goes off the inside edge back onto leg and then stump 185/1
View wickets MJ Hoggard 24.1 2 97 4 4.01 (1nb)
101.1 to Gilchrist, full and swinging late, Gilchrist overbalances trying to flick and cops it on the pad, loud shout from Hoggard and Billy Bowden raises the finger 356/6
103.3 to Clarke, fullish, straight, swinging just enough to beat the bat, Clarke plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front 359/7
105.6 to McGrath, full and outside the off, there's swing, McGrath edges straight to Andrew Strauss at second slip 363/9
107.1 to Lee, short ball, Lee goes for the pull, the ball sails high and wide but cannot beat Giles at midwicket 367/10
View wickets A Flintoff 34 10 78 5 2.29 (6nb)
72.2 to Ponting, short of a length, outside the off, this ball gets big on Ponting, extra bounce surprises Ponting and he can only fend the ball towards gully where Andrew Strauss takes a good catch diving forward 264/2
80.4 to Martyn, short ball on the stumps, Flintoff has put some effort into this, the ball gets big on Martyn who plays an awkward pull shot straight to Collingwood at square leg 281/3
92.3 to Hayden, Got him! Flintoff strikes with one that bends in and crashes into Hayden's pad, which is the only thing that stops the ball from crashing into the top of off stump. It needed something special to get Hayden and Flintoff provided it 323/4
94.6 to Katich, And another! Freddie has come to the party at The Oval! it's the inswinger to the left-hander, the ball pitches on and straightens, Katich shapes to play and misses, rapped on the pad, loud shout, and Rodi Koertzen's super-slow-mo 329/5
104.5 to Warne, short one banged in, Warne can't resist and goes for the pull, he only manages a top edge that goes straight up in the air for Vaughan to catch at mid-on. Vaughan juggles it but holds on 363/8
  AF Giles 23 1 76 0 3.30
  PD Collingwood 4 0 17 0 4.25
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick lbw b Warne 33 150 84 1 0 39.28
33.1 tossed up, outside the off, spinning in, Trescothick misses, Warne does not. The ball is heading straight for the stumps and Rudi Koertzen upholds Warne's pleading appeal this time 109/4
View dismissal AJ Strauss c Katich b Warne 1 16 7 0 0 14.28
3.4 And Warne turns it on! Tossed up, outside the off, big legbreak, off the inside edge to Katich at forward short-leg 2/1
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c †Gilchrist b McGrath 45 80 65 6 0 69.23
22.4 fullish, on the off, Vaughan feels for that one outside the off, it's a thick edge, Gilchrist flies across to his left, that orange glove extending as full as possible and pouches a magnificent catch! 67/2
View dismissal IR Bell c Warne b McGrath 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
22.5 Gone! First ball! McGrath strikes again! good length ball outside the off, moving away just enough to kiss the edge of the bat as Bell flirts outside the off, Shane Warne gleefully accepts the catch at first slip! 67/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen b McGrath 158 285 187 15 7 84.49
82.5 Gone! Finally Pietersen's magic innings of 158 comes to an end. Glenn McGrath produces a peach of a delivery that beats bat and rearranges the stumps. Standing ovation from the crowd and Pietersen deserves it 308/8
View dismissal A Flintoff c & b Warne 8 20 13 1 0 61.53
37.5 Warne snags another! Fullish, on the off, Flintoff is beaten by the flight and pushes back towards Warne who makes no mistake with the catch! 126/5
View dismissal PD Collingwood c Ponting b Warne 10 72 51 1 0 19.60
51.5 fullish and on the off, Collingwood shapes to defend, pad bat, Ponting dives forward brilliantly and takes the catch! That is a vital wicket and 10 in the match for Warne 186/6
View dismissal GO Jones b Tait 1 24 12 0 0 8.33
56.5 full, reverse swinging, quick, Jones misses and Tait strikes, the off stump goes cartwheeling out of the grounbd! 199/7
View dismissal AF Giles b Warne 59 159 97 7 0 60.82
91.1 full and down the leg side, Giles plays and misses and is bowled round the legs. Five wickets for Shane Warne and end of an important innings from Giles 335/9
MJ Hoggard not out 4 45 35 0 0 11.42
View dismissal SJ Harmison c Hayden b Warne 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
91.3 perfectly pitched legbreak, the ball spins and takes the outside edge, Hayden dives to his right and takes a good catch 335/10
Extras (b 4, w 7, nb 5) 16
  Total (all out; 91.3 overs; 432 mins) 335 (3.66 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets GD McGrath 26 3 85 3 3.26 (1nb)
22.4 to Vaughan, fullish, on the off, Vaughan feels for that one outside the off, it's a thick edge, Gilchrist flies across to his left, that orange glove extending as full as possible and pouches a magnificent catch! 67/2
22.5 to Bell, Gone! First ball! McGrath strikes again! good length ball outside the off, moving away just enough to kiss the edge of the bat as Bell flirts outside the off, Shane Warne gleefully accepts the catch at first slip! 67/3
82.5 to Pietersen, Gone! Finally Pietersen's magic innings of 158 comes to an end. Glenn McGrath produces a peach of a delivery that beats bat and rearranges the stumps. Standing ovation from the crowd and Pietersen deserves it 308/8
  B Lee 20 4 88 0 4.40 (4nb, 1w)
View wickets SK Warne 38.3 3 124 6 3.22 (1w)
3.4 to Strauss, And Warne turns it on! Tossed up, outside the off, big legbreak, off the inside edge to Katich at forward short-leg 2/1
33.1 to Trescothick, tossed up, outside the off, spinning in, Trescothick misses, Warne does not. The ball is heading straight for the stumps and Rudi Koertzen upholds Warne's pleading appeal this time 109/4
37.5 to Flintoff, Warne snags another! Fullish, on the off, Flintoff is beaten by the flight and pushes back towards Warne who makes no mistake with the catch! 126/5
51.5 to Collingwood, fullish and on the off, Collingwood shapes to defend, pad bat, Ponting dives forward brilliantly and takes the catch! That is a vital wicket and 10 in the match for Warne 186/6
91.1 to Giles, full and down the leg side, Giles plays and misses and is bowled round the legs. Five wickets for Shane Warne and end of an important innings from Giles 335/9
91.3 to Harmison, perfectly pitched legbreak, the ball spins and takes the outside edge, Hayden dives to his right and takes a good catch 335/10
  MJ Clarke 2 0 6 0 3.00
View wicket SW Tait 5 0 28 1 5.60 (1w)
56.5 to Jones, full, reverse swinging, quick, Jones misses and Tait strikes, the off stump goes cartwheeling out of the grounbd! 199/7
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 342 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
JL Langer not out 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
ML Hayden not out 0 3 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 4) 4
  Total (0 wickets; 0.4 overs; 3 mins) 4 (6.00 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  SJ Harmison 0.4 0 0 0 0.00

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England won the 5-match series 2-1
Player of the match - KP Pietersen (England)
Players of the series - A Flintoff (England) and SK Warne (Australia)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and RE Koertzen (South Africa)
TV umpire - JW Lloyds
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Close of play
  • Thu, 8 Sep - day 1 - England 1st innings 319/7 (GO Jones 21*, AF Giles 5*, 88 ov)
  • Fri, 9 Sep - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 112/0 (JL Langer 75*, ML Hayden 32*, 33 ov)
  • Sat, 10 Sep - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 277/2 (ML Hayden 110*, DR Martyn 9*, 78.4 ov)
  • Sun, 11 Sep - day 4 - England 2nd innings 34/1 (ME Trescothick 14*, MP Vaughan 19*, 13.2 ov)
  • Mon, 12 Sep - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 4/0 (0.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • 4th umpire - JF Steele
    • England 50 in 11.1 overs
    • England 100 in 22.5 overs
    • Score at Lunch: England 115/3 in 27 overs (Strauss 42*, Pietersen 10*)
    • Strauss 50 in 78 balls, 8x4
    • England 150 in 38.4 overs
    • England 200 in 51.2 overs
    • Score at Tea: England 213/4 in 55 overs (Strauss 92*, Flintoff 39*)
    • Flintoff 50 in 79 balls, 9x4
    • Strauss 100 in 150 balls, 13x4
    • England 250 in 62.3 overs
    • England 1st innings: 1x7 ball over (68th over, Warne's 25th, called by umpire Bowden)
    • England 300 in 80.1 overs
    • Second new ball taken after 86 overs.
    • 1st wicket Partnership (Trescothick and Strauss) - 50 in 70 balls
    • 5th wicket partnership (Strauss and Flintoff) - 50 in 82 balls
    • 5th wicket partnership (Strauss and Flintoff) - 100 in 144 balls
    • England 350 in 100.5 overs
    • Score at Lunch: Australia 19/0 in 7 overs (Langer 16*, Hayden 2*)
    • Australia 50 in 17.6 overs
    • Langer 50 in 63 balls, 6x4, 2x6
    • Australia 100 in 29.6 overs
    • Score at Tea: Australia 112/0 in 33 overs (Langer 75*, Hayden 32*)
    • Play was called off after tea due to rain and bad light
    • 1st wicket partnership (Langer and Hayden) - 50 in 110 balls
    • 1st wicket partnership (Langer and Hayden) - 100 in 181 balls
    • Extra 8 overs added to the day's play to make up for the time lost.
    • Play started 30 minutes late (at 10.30 GMT) due to wet conditions
    • Langer 50 in 62 balls, 6x4, 2x6
    • Hayden 50 in 137 balls, 7x4
    • Australia 150 in 44.5 overs
    • Score at Lunch: Australia 157/0 in 47 overs (Langer 91*, Hayden 60*)
    • Langer 100 in 142 balls, 10x4, 2x6 (22nd Test century)
    • Score at Tea: Australia 185/1 in 52.4 overs (Hayden 70*)
    • Australia 200 in 57.2 overs
    • Hayden 100 in 218 balls, 15x4
    • Australia 250 in 66.6 overs
    • 1st wicket partnership (Langer and Hayden) - 150 in 273 balls
    • Play was called off early due to bad light (7 minutes)
    • Second new ball taken at 282/3 (82 overs)
    • Australia 300 in 86.1 overs
    • Australia 350 in 97.5 overs
    • Score at Lunch: Australia 356/5 in 101.1 overs (Clarke 23*)
    • Score at Tea: England 7/1 in 5.3 overs (Vaughan 4*, Trescothick 2*)
    • Bad light stopped play at 3.42pm
    • Play abandoned at 6.15pm
    • 2nd wicket partnership (Hayden and Ponting - 50 in 71 balls
    • England 50 in 16.5 overs
    • England 100 in 31.1 overs
    • Score at Lunch: England 127/5 in 39 overs (Pietersen 35*, Collingwood 0*)
    • KP Pietersen 50 in 70 balls, 2x4, 3x6
    • England 150 in 42.3 overs
    • 2nd wicket partnership (Trescothick and Vaughan) - 50 in 84 balls
    • 6th wicket partnership (Pietersen and Collingwood) - 50 in 57 balls
    • England 200 in 56.6 overs
    • 8th wicket partnership (Pietersen and Giles) - 50 in 87 balls
    • 8th wicket partnership (Pietersen and Giles) - 100 in 143 balls
    • KP Pietersen 100 in 191 mins off 124 balls, 10x4, 4x6
    • Score at Tea: England 221/7 (Pietersen 105*, Giles 6*)
    • England 250 in 71.2 overs
    • England 300 in 81.4 overs
    • KP Pietersen 150 in 176 balls, 14x4, 7x6
    • Compton-Miller Medal awarded to A Flintoff
 
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