Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 5th Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

0.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length and slipping down the leg side, decent pace and carry, left alone to the keeper

0.2

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, short of a driving length, McGrath is on target, defended carefully

0.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left well alone this time, nerves must be jangling in the early overs of this high-pressure match

0.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, slightly fuller and outside the off, left alone as the ball hints at shaping away

0.5

McGrath to Trescothick, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, Trescothick pushes that one into the off side for the first run of this match, Trescothick and England are under way

England 1/0   ME Trescothick 1* (5b)

1.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, very full and quite pacy, the ball swings in quite sharply and quite late and Trescothick takes the ball on the pad as he tries to flick and misses

1.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, full and far down the leg side, no trouble for Trescothick in leaving this one alone

1.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, another one slipping down the leg side, once again left alone without any trouble at all

1.4

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, once again Lee is off line as he slides one onto the pads, the swing takes it further towards the leg side, Trescothick walks across his stumps and punches that well through square leg for the first boundary of the match

1.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length this time and just on the off stump, Trescothick leaves it alone on bounce and the ball carries well to Adam Gilchrist

1.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, full once more, driven to cover. End of Lee's first over, and it was not a bad one. Encouragement in terms of swing, but the line was not the greatest

England 5/0   ME Trescothick 5* (11b 1x4)

3.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, full swinging delivery, played at and missed, hit on the pad, loud shout from Lee, it's a good one, but turned down

3.2

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

3.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short ball banged in and no trouble for the batsman to duck under that

3.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short of a length and angling away from the left-handed Trescothick who tucks the bat well inside the line of the ball

3.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, fuller and on the off, Trescothick defends down with soft hands, the batsmen think about a quick single but Lee fields in his followthrough and puts paid to that thought

3.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, fuller and on the off, defended back down the pitch

England 7/0   ME Trescothick 5* (17b 1x4)

5.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, down the leg side, no shot played, off the thigh pad to the keeper

5.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run

5.3

Lee to Trescothick, 1 no ball, full and outside the off, driven with an angled bat to gully

5.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short ball banged in outside the off, the batsman drops his wrists and leaves the ball alone

5.4

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, Trescothick opens the face of the bat and runs the ball down to third-man past the slips cordon

5.5

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, too full and too straight, driven well through midwicket this time and another one finds the boundary

5.6

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

England 20/0   ME Trescothick 13* (24b 3x4)

6.5

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, fuller and on the off, Trescothick watches the ball carefully and drives back down the pitch to the bowler

6.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, beauty! The ball pitches on off and moves a touch, a bit of extra bounce as well, Trescothick is forced to play at it but is well beaten. Good ball to end the over

England 21/0   ME Trescothick 13* (26b 3x4)

8.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Trescothick is not tempted to play at that one. He shoulders arms and leaves the ball alone to the keeper

8.2

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, excellent ball! Closer to the stumps and just full enough to invite the shot. Trescothick plays and misses

8.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, another one just outside the off stump and shaping away a touch, this time left alone to the keeper, McGrath is settling into a good rhythm here

8.4

McGrath to Trescothick, 1 run, just short of a good length and just slipping onto the pads, worked past short-leg for a single

England 30/0   ME Trescothick 14* (30b 3x4)

9.1

Tait to Trescothick, no run, full and far outside the off, a loosener from Tait, left alone to the keeper

9.2

Tait to Trescothick, no run, fullish and outside the off, defended, the ball goes off the inside edge back onto the pad

9.3

Tait to Trescothick, no run, full and far outside the off, driven to point with an angled bat

9.4

Tait to Trescothick, no run, full and far down the leg side, exaggerated swing, played at and missed, hit on the pad, loud shout for the lbw, turned down

9.5

Tait to Trescothick, 1 run, once again full as Tait searches for the one that swings late, drifting on to the pad, Trescothick works the ball away through square leg for a single

England 39/0   ME Trescothick 15* (35b 3x4)

10.1

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

10.2

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, fuller and on the stumps, Trescothick gets the front foot well down the pitch and defends with the full face of the bat

10.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, on the pads this time, just short of driving length, clipped to short midwicket but there's no chance of a run

10.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, full and outside the off, driven well but straight to the man at mid-off

10.5

McGrath to Trescothick, FOUR, short ball well down the leg side, Trescothick is quickly onto it and pulls very fine, struck with power and fine-leg does not stand a chance

10.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, fuller and on the off, driven to the leg side

England 44/0   ME Trescothick 19* (41b 4x4)

11.3

Tait to Trescothick, 1 run, full, fast yorker, almost breaches Strauss's defence as he jams the bat down at the last minute

11.6

Tait to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length and on the pads, worked to the leg side

England 58/0   ME Trescothick 20* (43b 4x4)

13.5

Warne to Trescothick, FOUR, too full and too wide, Trescothick laces that one through the covers! Cracking shot to a poor delivery

13.6

Warne to Trescothick, no run, flatter and on the pads, worked to the leg side

England 71/0   ME Trescothick 24* (45b 5x4)

15.1

Warne to Trescothick, no run, outside the off and not much turn on that one, Trescothick plays and misses

15.2

Warne to Trescothick, 2 runs, short of a good length and outside the off, punched off the back foot through cover for a couple

15.3

Warne to Trescothick, no run, tossed up and outside the off, Trescothick heaves at this one and misses, through to the keeper

15.4

Warne to Trescothick, no run

15.5

Warne to Trescothick, no run

15.6

Warne to Trescothick, 2 runs

England 78/0   ME Trescothick 29* (40b 5x4)

16.3

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

16.4

Tait to Trescothick, no run, short of a length and on the stumps, played back down the pitch

16.5

Tait to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and on the off, driven to cover

16.6

Tait to Trescothick, 2 runs, on the pads, tucked down to fine-leg

England 81/0   ME Trescothick 43* (63b 5x4)

17.2

Warne to Trescothick, no run, outside the off, defended

17.3

Warne to Trescothick, OUT, 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

ME Trescothick c Hayden b Warne 43 (77m 65b 8x4 0x6) SR: 66.15

England 82/1   ME Trescothick 43 (65b 5x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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Sep 13, 2005

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