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

100.3

McGrath to Harmison, 1 run, short ball banged in, Harmison goes for the pull, the ball bobs up towards the on side

100.5

McGrath to Harmison, FOUR, short ball banged in, pulled and pulled well, the ball beats the fielder at deep bacward square-leg

100.6

McGrath to Harmison, 1 run, another short one, again pulled away for a single

England 352/9   SJ Harmison 6* (3b 1x4)

101.1

Warne to Harmison, no run, full and outside the off, a hint of spin away from the bat, played at and missed

101.2

Warne to Harmison, no run, full and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

101.3

Warne to Harmison, no run, full and down the leg side, kicked to forward short-leg

101.4

Warne to Harmison, no run, tossed up and outside the off, a bit slower, a bit more spin, left alone

101.5

Warne to Harmison, no run, beauty! pitching on leg and middle and spinning sharply past the bat towards the keeper. That was a corker

101.6

Warne to Harmison, no run, and here's the slider! somehow Harmison jams the bat down in time and squeezes the ball to the leg side

England 352/9   SJ Harmison 6* (9b 1x4)

102.4

McGrath to Harmison, no run, short ball banged in, Harmison pulls and misses and is hit high on the pad

102.5

McGrath to Harmison, 2 runs, full and outside the off, Harmison swats the ball to the on side and two more runs are added to the total

102.6

McGrath to Harmison, no run

England 357/9   SJ Harmison 8* (12b 1x4)

103.4

Warne to Harmison, no run

103.5

Warne to Harmison, no run

103.6

Warne to Harmison, no run, full and on the off, Harmison watches carefully and defends

England 360/9   SJ Harmison 8* (15b 1x4)

104.2

Lee to Harmison, no run, short ball banged in, pull played and missed, Harmison is not shy of playing a few strokes

104.3

Lee to Harmison, no run, another one just short of a length, awkward short-arm jab played, down towards the slips cordon

104.4

Lee to Harmison, FOUR, full and outside the off, Harmison plants his foot down the pitch and bangs the ball back past mid-off! That is a cracking shot, Lee would not have enjoyed that

104.5

Lee to Harmison, FOUR, short one, predictable response, pull played, the ball goes off the top edge over the keeper's head for four

104.6

Lee to Harmison, FOUR, another short one, this time Harmison manages to get a decent amount of bat on it, the pull shot sends the ball towards fine-leg but easily beats the fielder

England 373/9   SJ Harmison 20* (20b 4x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Sep 8-12, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Aug 25-28, 2005
England won by 3 wickets
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 11-15, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Birmingham - Aug 4-7, 2005
England won by 2 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 21-24, 2005
Australia won by 239 runs
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Sep 13, 2005

Matthew Hoggard waves to the crowd during the Ashes celebrations, London,  September 13, 2005

Matthew Hoggard waves to the crowd during the Ashes celebrations

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Sep 13, 2005

Ashley Giles and Andrew Flintoff during the open-top bus parade celebration after the fifth Test, London,  September 13, 2005

Ashley Giles and Andrew Flintoff

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