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

0.6

McGrath to Strauss, no run, short one banged in, Strauss watches the ball carefully and lets it go through to Adam Gilchrist

England 1/0   AJ Strauss 0* (1b)

2.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, McGrath's wrist action gets the ball to bounce nicely and the batsman leaves the ball well alone

2.2

McGrath to Strauss, no run, full and on the off this time, punched well, off the middle of the bat, but to the man at mid-off

2.3

McGrath to Strauss, no run, short of a good length once more and outside the off, easily left alone to the keeper

2.4

McGrath to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, driven at, off the edge towards gully

2.5

McGrath to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper, neither batsman has taken a chance so far

2.6

McGrath to Strauss, 2 runs, back of a length and on the pad, Strauss works the ball to the fine-leg region for a brace that gets him off the mark

England 7/0   AJ Strauss 2* (7b)

4.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper, good true bounce here at The Oval

4.2

McGrath to Strauss, 4 byes, That one takes off! Bouncer banged in and it jags sharply away after hitting the deck and almost decapitates Shane Warne at first slip

4.3

McGrath to Strauss, no run, closer to the off and a touch fuller, Strauss gropes awkwardly for that one like an adolescent in the back row of a cinema, lucky not to get an edge!

4.4

McGrath to Strauss, no run, fuller this time and on the off, defended carefully back down the pitch

4.5

McGrath to Strauss, no run, short one banged in and Strauss goes for the pull, can't quite get hold of it and the ball passes the edge and goes through to the keeper

4.6

McGrath to Strauss, no run, fullish and on the pads, worked to the leg side, the man under the helmet at short-leg cleans up

England 11/0   AJ Strauss 2* (13b)

6.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run, just short of a driving length and outside the off, once again Strauss plays with an angled bat, steering the ball down to gully

6.2

McGrath to Strauss, no run, fuller this time and perhaps a touch too straight, slipping onto the pads, clipped to the leg side with a turn of the wrists

6.3

McGrath to Strauss, no run, fuller and on the off, Strauss drives firmly back down the pitch, McGrath bends low and scoops the ball up in his followthrough

6.4

McGrath to Strauss, 1 run, single pinched to the leg side

England 21/0   AJ Strauss 3* (17b)

7.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, short of a good length and on the off, Strauss watches the ball carefully and plays late, defending back down the pitch with a straight bat

7.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, short ball banged in, Strauss sees it coming and sways out of the way without difficulty

7.3

Lee to Strauss, FOUR, short and plenty of width outside the off, Strauss gets under this one and carves it over the gully fielder for a boundary to the vacant third-man region

7.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, quick one outside the off, left alone to the keeper this time, good decision as there was not enough width on that one for the cut

7.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, short of a good length and outside the off stump, left well alone to the wicketkeeper

7.6

Lee to Strauss, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off stump, driven well through point for a boundary

England 29/0   AJ Strauss 11* (23b 2x4)

8.5

McGrath to Strauss, FOUR, too full this time and a bit of width, Strauss crunches this one through the covers. Rare loose ball from McGrath and Strauss cashes in!

8.6

McGrath to Strauss, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads this time, that's two loose balls in a row from McGrath! driven well through midwicket for yet another boundary

England 38/0   AJ Strauss 19* (25b 4x4)

9.6

Tait to Strauss, 1 no ball, short ball banged on, not much pace or bounce on that one, outside the off too, left alone easily and it is a no-ball to boot

9.6

Tait to Strauss, no run, short of a length and outside the off, cut hard but straight to the man at point

England 40/0   AJ Strauss 19* (27b 4x4)

11.1

Tait to Strauss, 3 no balls, full swinging delivery, down the leg side, played at and missed, down to fine-leg, no-ball called

11.1

Tait to Strauss, FOUR, outside the off this time and the ball is eased through cover to bring up the England 50! They've barely worked up a sweat getting there

11.2

Tait to Strauss, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, pushed past cover-point for a single

11.4

Tait to Strauss, FOUR, full and on the stumps, punched back down the ground, big Shaun Tait cannot get down in time and the ball races away to the long-on fence

11.5

Tait to Strauss, 1 run, full and on the pads, clipped to the leg side for a single

England 58/0   AJ Strauss 29* (32b 6x4)

12.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, defended towards the off side with an angled bat

12.2

McGrath to Strauss, FOUR, fullish and on the off, Trescothick drives well back past the bowler to the long-on boundary. That is well timed!

12.3

McGrath to Strauss, no run, full and on the pads, defended to the leg side

12.4

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

12.5

McGrath to Strauss, no run, full and straight, driven to mid-on

12.6

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

England 62/0   AJ Strauss 33* (38b 7x4)

13.1

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

13.2

Warne to Strauss, FOUR, tossed up and outside the off, Strauss has a go at it, off the edge through gully down to the third-man boundary

13.3

Warne to Strauss, no run, tossed up and outside the off, play and a miss, through to the keeper, a bit of turn here

13.4

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, played to the right of Michael Clarke at point and a quick run is stolen

England 67/0   AJ Strauss 38* (42b 8x4)

14.1

Tait to Strauss, FOUR, full-toss down the leg side and flicked away without any difficulty to the midwicket fence

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

14.4

Tait to Strauss, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, cut shot played, off the inside edge down towards the keeper

14.5

Tait to Strauss, no run, full and on the pads, driven to mid-on

14.6

Tait to Strauss, no run, very full and on the pads, worked to the leg side but straight to the fielder at midwicket and there is no chance of a run

England 74/0   AJ Strauss 41* (59b 9x4)

16.1

Tait to Strauss, no run, short of a length and outside the off, played at and missed

16.2

Tait to Strauss, 1 run, picked off the hips through square leg

England 79/0   AJ Strauss 42* (61b 9x4)

17.1

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, swept to the leg side

17.6

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, defended carefully

England 83/1   AJ Strauss 31* (44b 6x4)

18.6

McGrath to Strauss, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Strauss gets right behind the line and defends, presenting the full face of the bat and the ball rolls back down the track

England 84/1   AJ Strauss 31* (45b 6x4)

19.6

Warne to Strauss, no run, defended

England 93/1   AJ Strauss 31* (46b 6x4)

21.1

Warne to Strauss, no run

21.2

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, Strauss steers it away to the third man region for a single

21.4

Warne to Strauss, no run, short and quicker, Strauss tuns it away on the leg side, Warne moves across and fields

21.5

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, fuller on the pads and Strauss tucks it away to the fine leg region for a single

England 96/1   AJ Strauss 33* (50b 6x4)

22.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run, hit on the pad trying to work it away on the leg side, bowled from round the stumps and that was missing leg, half hearted appeal for lbw turned down

22.2

McGrath to Strauss, 2 runs, turned away off the pads to the vacant deep square leg region, runs hard and comes back for the second

22.3

McGrath to Strauss, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended

22.4

McGrath to Strauss, no run, again drifting on to the pads and Strauss turns it away straight to the fielder at square leg

22.5

McGrath to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, not too wide but Strauss leans back, makes room and cuts it away to the backward point boundary, 100 comes up for England!

22.6

McGrath to Strauss, no run, defended outside the off stump

England 102/1   AJ Strauss 39* (56b 7x4)

24.1

McGrath to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads and Strauss flicks it away to the fine leg region

England 103/2   AJ Strauss 40* (57b 7x4)

25.1

Warne to Strauss, no run, wide outside the off stump and Strauss leaves it alone

25.2

Warne to Strauss, no run

25.3

Warne to Strauss, no run, tossed up outside the off stump and Strauss drives it straight into Ponting at silly point, that hurts

25.4

Warne to Strauss, no run, beaten outside the off stump, Strauss was looking to force the ball away through cover

25.5

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, turned away off the back-foot to the midwicket region

England 104/2   AJ Strauss 41* (62b 7x4)

26.1

Tait to Strauss, 1 run, full and on the legs, worked through the leg side

England 105/3   AJ Strauss 42* (63b 7x4)

27.1

Warne to Strauss, no run, well flighted and outside the off, driven at and missed, past the edge to the keeper

27.2

Warne to Strauss, no run, short of a length and outside the off, defended with the full face of the bat

27.3

Warne to Strauss, no run, flat and on the stumps, nudged to the leg side

27.4

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and far outside the off, kicked away

27.5

Warne to Strauss, no run, tossed up a touch and outside the off, defended carefully with bat held close to pad

27.6

Warne to Strauss, 2 runs, on the pads this time and Strauss can work the ball through leg for a comfortable brace

England 117/3   AJ Strauss 44* (69b 7x4)

30.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, slanting away from the left-handed Strauss who leaves the ball well alone

30.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, short of a length and outside the off, played at and missed, through to the keeper

30.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, short ball banged in, decenbt pace as well, Strauss watches keenly and leaves the ball alone

30.4

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

30.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, fullish and on the off, driven well to the man at cover

30.6

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, short of a good length and on the pads, worked to the on side for a single, that's the only run off a tidy over

England 121/3   AJ Strauss 45* (75b 7x4)

31.1

Warne to Strauss, no run, tossed up and outside the off, Strauss comes forward to defend but plays and misses, the ball goes past the edge to the keeper

31.2

Warne to Strauss, 3 runs, tossed up and this time Strauss is able to get a foot out and drive nicely through cover, Martyn gives chase and fields

England 124/3   AJ Strauss 48* (77b 7x4)

32.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, short of a good length and on the pads, Strauss works the ball to the leg side

32.2

Lee to Strauss, FOUR, short and enough width for Strauss to shift his weight onto the back foot and crash the ball past point to the boundary! Half-century for Strauss with that

32.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, back of a length and on te stumps, played to the leg side with a straight bat

32.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, short and a bit of width, cut hard but the man at point is good enough to stop that

32.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, good length ball on the off, the ball climbs a bit on Strauss who fefends well

32.6

Lee to Strauss, (no ball) 1 run, full and on the pads, worked down to fine-leg and it's a no-ball as well, so two runs to the total

England 130/3   AJ Strauss 53* (83b 8x4)

34.1

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, steered wide of point for a single

England 134/4   AJ Strauss 54* (84b 8x4)

35.1

Warne to Strauss, 2 runs, full and outside the off, sweep played down towards fine-leg

35.2

Warne to Strauss, no run, and there's the googly! turns away from Strauss who leaves the ball alone

35.3

Warne to Strauss, no run, flatter and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

35.4

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, full and outside the off, predetermined sweep shot, the ball runs down to fine-leg

England 141/4   AJ Strauss 57* (88b 8x4)

36.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, quick one again from Lee, Strauss sways safely out of harm's way, taking no chance, Lee is steaming in here

36.2

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, slower ball, good idea but the execution is not great, full and too straight, easily woirked through midwicket for a single

England 142/4   AJ Strauss 58* (90b 8x4)

37.1

Warne to Strauss, no run, well flighted and on the stumps, worked to the leg side

37.2

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, full and on the pads, worked awell through fine-leg for a run

England 147/4   AJ Strauss 59* (92b 8x4)

38.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, full and on the off from round the wicket, the ball comes in with te arm, defended towards cover with a straight bat

38.2

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, short of a length and down the leg side, worked through the on side with a turn of the wrists

38.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, coming in with the angle, defended towards cover

England 153/4   AJ Strauss 60* (95b 8x4)

39.2

Warne to Strauss, no run, well flighted and outside the off, kicked away

39.3

Warne to Strauss, no run, well flighted and outside the off, Strauss gets behind the line and drives to cover

39.4

Warne to Strauss, no run, thrown up further wide of the off stump, left alone

39.5

Warne to Strauss, 2 runs, full and down the leg side, clipped to fine-leg

39.6

Warne to Strauss, no run, well flighted, quite slow, outside the off, defended carefully towards cover

England 156/4   AJ Strauss 62* (100b 8x4)

40.6

McGrath to Strauss, FOUR, leg stump half-volley, Strauss crunches the ball through midwicket for a boundary bang on the drinks break

England 161/4   AJ Strauss 66* (101b 9x4)

42.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Strauss presents the full face of the bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

42.2

McGrath to Strauss, 2 runs, on the pads and Strauss flicks it away to the deep midwicket region, sweeper is square and they comfortably come back for the second

42.3

McGrath to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and angling in, defended on the back-foot

42.4

McGrath to Strauss, no run, drifting down the leg side, Strauss looking to turn it away on the leg side fails to make contact, ball kisses the pad and goes to the keeper, appeal for caught behind turned down

42.5

McGrath to Strauss, no run

42.6

McGrath to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss stands tall on the back-foot and punches it back to the bowler, got right behind the line and presented the full face of the bat

England 163/4   AJ Strauss 68* (107b 9x4)

43.2

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, from round the wicket, kicked away towards slip.;full and on the off, a bit of spin in, kicked away to the off side

43.3

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and on the off, a bit of spin in, kicked away to the off side

43.4

Warne to Strauss, 1 run

England 165/4   AJ Strauss 69* (110b 9x4)

44.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run, short of a good length and on the off, slanting in with the angle, defended back down the pitch

44.2

McGrath to Strauss, no run, full again and on the off, driven to the off side

44.3

McGrath to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, driven to cover off the front foot

44.4

McGrath to Strauss, no run, short ball banged in, Strauss sways inside the line of the ball and leaves it alone

44.5

McGrath to Strauss, 1 run, full and this time slanting down leg, worked easily to fine-leg

England 166/4   AJ Strauss 70* (115b 9x4)

45.1

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, tossed up and on the off, worked well through midwicket for a single that gets Flintoff on strike

45.4

Warne to Strauss, FOUR, tossed up and outside the off, crunched through cover, clarke fields but takes the ball over the ropes with him

45.5

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, worked through the leg side for a single

England 175/4   AJ Strauss 76* (118b 10x4)

46.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run, full and on the off, dead straight, Strauss watches the ball onto the bat and drives back towards mid-on

46.2

McGrath to Strauss, 1 run, short and down the leg side, paddled away towards fine-leg

England 176/4   AJ Strauss 77* (120b 10x4)

47.1

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, big spinning legbreak, tucked away to the leg side

England 181/4   AJ Strauss 78* (121b 10x4)

48.1

Tait to Strauss, no run, full and just outside the off, Strauss defends back down the pitch without any trouble

48.2

Tait to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, defent pace too, left alone

48.3

Tait to Strauss, 1 run, short of a length and slipping onto the pads, clipped through square leg for a single

England 186/4   AJ Strauss 79* (124b 10x4)

49.1

Katich to Strauss, 2 runs, full and down the leg side, flicked down to fine-leg for a couple

49.2

Katich to Strauss, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended back down the pitch

49.3

Katich to Strauss, FOUR, full and outside the of, a bit quicker, Strauss squeezes that past the slip fielder for four that takes him within 15 runs of a century

49.4

Katich to Strauss, no run, full and on the stumps, driven to the on side

49.5

Katich to Strauss, 1 run, full and down the leg side, worked through square leg

England 193/4   AJ Strauss 86* (129b 11x4)

50.1

Tait to Strauss, 1 run, overpitched and on the pads, easily picked off through square leg for a single

England 194/4   AJ Strauss 87* (130b 11x4)

51.1

Katich to Strauss, 1 run

51.3

Katich to Strauss, no run

51.4

Katich to Strauss, 1 run, short of a length and on the pads, worked threough the leg side for a single

England 201/4   AJ Strauss 89* (133b 11x4)

52.1

Tait to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, decent pace, played at and missed, through to the keeper

52.2

Tait to Strauss, no run, full once more and on the off, Tait striving for swing, driven to cover

52.3

Tait to Strauss, 1 run, short of a good length and down the leg side, worked down to fine leg for a single, Strauss into the nervous nineties with that shot

52.5

Tait to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended

52.6

Tait to Strauss, no run, fullish and on the off, played back down the pitch to the bowler

England 203/4   AJ Strauss 90* (138b 11x4)

53.2

Katich to Strauss, 1 run, short of a length and on the stumps, worked well through midwicket

England 205/4   AJ Strauss 91* (139b 11x4)

54.1

Tait to Strauss, no run, full and far outside the off, Strauss goes fishing and is lucky not to get an edge on that one

54.2

Tait to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, driven to cover, no chance of a run though

54.3

Tait to Strauss, 1 run, down the leg side and Strauss can work the ball down to fine leg and get one run closer to three figures

54.6

Tait to Strauss, no run, far down the leg side, full, left easily alone and that is tea!

England 213/4   AJ Strauss 92* (143b 11x4)

56.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, fullish and outside the off, from round the wicket, the ball moves away after pitching, left alone to the keeper

56.2

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, full and outside the off, squeezed down to third man for a single

56.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, short of a length and outside the off, round the wicket to the left-handed Strauss, left alone

56.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, fullish and on the off, driven to cover

56.6

Lee to Strauss, FOUR, short of a length and enough width for Strauss to go back and across and chop the ball to the third-man boundary. This takes him on to 97, one stroke from a century

England 223/4   AJ Strauss 97* (148b 12x4)

58.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, the ball moves away after pitching, left alone

58.2

Lee to Strauss, FOUR, driven well through midwicket to bring up a century for Andrew Strauss! That is a 7th Test hundred for Strauss and boy oh boy is this South London crowd appreciative

58.3

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, low full-toss outside the off, punched past cover for a single

England 240/4   AJ Strauss 102* (151b 13x4)

59.1

Warne to Strauss, 2 runs, fullish and outside the off, played streakily past slip

59.2

Warne to Strauss, no run, tossed up and outside the off, there's a bit of spin but it is left alone

59.3

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and on the pads, clipped to midwicket

59.4

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

59.5

Warne to Strauss, 1 run

England 243/4   AJ Strauss 105* (156b 13x4)

60.1

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

60.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, short of a length and on the off, eased to cover

60.3

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

60.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, fullish and on the off, driven to cover where Ponting fields well

60.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down to gully with soft hands

60.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone and that brings the over to an end - a good one, a maiden

England 243/4   AJ Strauss 105* (162b 13x4)

61.5

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, defended towards cover

61.6

Warne to Strauss, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, cut down to the third-man fence

England 248/4   AJ Strauss 109* (164b 14x4)

63.1

Warne to Strauss, no run, flat and quick outside the off, driven off the back foot to cover

63.2

Warne to Strauss, no run, straight one outside the off, this is the slider, the one that does not turn, played at and missed, past the outside edge to the keeper

63.3

Warne to Strauss, FOUR, swept from outside the off, and swept well, no chance for fine-leg or square leg, no need to run for that one

63.4

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, full and outside the off, driven well through cover for a single

England 261/4   AJ Strauss 114* (168b 15x4)

64.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, good length ball outside the off, left alone to the keeper, the ball slants away from the left-handed Strauss

64.2

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

64.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, short ball banged in, it is well directed and climbs on Strauss who manages to fend the ball safely down

64.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, sliced down to gully

64.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, Strauss flashes at it and edges, Gilchrist takes the catch but barely appeals. Lee screams for the dismissal but is turned down

64.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, full and wide of the stumps, left alone

England 261/4   AJ Strauss 114* (174b 15x4)

66.1

Lee to Strauss, no run

66.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, good length ball outside the off, left alone to the keeper

66.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, fullish and on the off, the bat comes down in time to keep the ball out

66.4

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

66.5

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, slower ball, but it's down leg side and easily worked away for a single

England 268/4   AJ Strauss 115* (179b 15x4)

67.1

Warne to Strauss, no run, slider outside the off, Strauss plays and misses, once again Warne has beaten the bat but failed to get the edge

67.2

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, short and a bit of width, cut very hard but Ponting dives across at cover and fields well

England 269/4   AJ Strauss 116* (181b 15x4)

68.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run

68.2

McGrath to Strauss, no run

68.3

McGrath to Strauss, FOUR, short and a bit of width, cut played, hit very hard indeed, the ball races to the fence

68.4

McGrath to Strauss, no run, played at and missed, good response from McGrath

68.5

McGrath to Strauss, no run, full and on the off, defended to the off

68.6

McGrath to Strauss, no run

England 273/4   AJ Strauss 120* (187b 16x4)

69.5

Warne to Strauss, no run, fullish and outside the off, flashy drive played and missed

69.6

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and on the stumps, driven back to the bowler

England 274/4   AJ Strauss 120* (189b 16x4)

71.1

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

71.2

Warne to Strauss, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, cut played, and played well, Clarke runs around on the ropes but cannot stop the ball

71.3

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, left well alone

71.4

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, short ball on the stumps, pulled to midwicket

England 279/5   AJ Strauss 125* (193b 17x4)

73.1

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

73.2

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

73.3

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, cut through point for a single

England 283/5   AJ Strauss 126* (196b 17x4)

75.1

Warne to Strauss, no run, flat and on the stumps, played back to the bowler

75.2

Warne to Strauss, no run, well flighted and outside the off, driven to cover off the front foot

75.3

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and far outside the off, sweep played and missed, through to the keeper

75.4

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and on the stumps, stroke played and missed, hit on the pad

75.5

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and on the stumps, driven to the leg side towards midwicket

75.6

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and far outside the off stump, left well alone to the keeper

England 289/5   AJ Strauss 126* (202b 17x4)

77.1

Warne to Strauss, no run, fraction short and Strauss punches it down the track to the mid-off region

77.2

Warne to Strauss, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Strauss gets hit on the pad trying to defend it on the front-foot

77.3

Warne to Strauss, no run, comes down the track on this occasion, ends up playing it back to the bowler

77.4

Warne to Strauss, no run, tossed up outside the off stump and turning in, Strauss gets a good stride forward and turns it away towards midwicket

77.5

Warne to Strauss, 2 runs, on the pads and this time Strauss turns it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

77.6

Warne to Strauss, no run

England 291/6   AJ Strauss 128* (208b 17x4)

79.1

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, cut through cover for a single

79.4

Warne to Strauss, OUT, 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

AJ Strauss c Katich b Warne 129 (351m 210b 17x4 0x6) SR: 61.42

England 297/7   AJ Strauss 129 (210b 17x4)
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