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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
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

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   SW Tait 1-0-2-0
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

11.3

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

11.4

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

11.6

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

England 58/0   SW Tait 2-0-16-0
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   SW Tait 3-0-19-0
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

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   SW Tait 4-0-22-0
26.1

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

26.2

Tait to Pietersen, FOUR, full-toss outside the off, patted through cover for a boundary, Pietersen gets off the mark with that

26.3

Tait to Pietersen, no run, low full-toss on the stumps, defended to the leg side

26.4

Tait to Pietersen, no run, fullish and outside the off, a hint of away swing, played at and missed, just past the outside edge

26.5

Tait to Pietersen, FOUR, full-toss once more, this one is down the leg side and easily tickled away down to the fine-leg boundary

26.6

Tait to Pietersen, 2 runs, fullish and outside the off, eased through cover for a couple of easy runs and that is lunch

England 115/3   SW Tait 5-0-33-0
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

48.4

Tait to Flintoff, no run, full and very straight, perhaps a touch of late swing in, Flintoff flicks and misses, hit on the pad, half-hearted shout for lbw from Tait, clearly slipping down leg though

48.5

Tait to Flintoff, no run, full and far outside the off, driven to mid-off

48.6

Tait to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, swinging in, driven to mid-on

England 186/4   SW Tait 6-0-34-0
50.1

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

50.2

Tait to Flintoff, no run, short of a length and on the off, defended carefully towards cover

50.3

Tait to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid-off, a touch of reverse swing here bringing the ball in to the right-handed Flintoff

50.4

Tait to Flintoff, no run, short ball banged in and easily ducked under

50.5

Tait to Flintoff, FOUR

50.6

Tait to Flintoff, no run

England 198/4   SW Tait 7-0-39-0
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

52.4

Tait to Flintoff, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, easily flicked through square leg for a single

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   SW Tait 8-0-41-0
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

54.4

Tait to Flintoff, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, this is fairly ordinary from Tait, beautiful cover drive for four!

54.5

Tait to Flintoff, 1 run, pushed past cover for a single

54.6

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

England 213/4   SW Tait 9-0-47-0
74.1

Tait to Collingwood, no run, low full-toss outside the off, Tait must have bowled more full-tosses than properly pitched deliveries today, driven to gully

74.2

Tait to Collingwood, 1 no ball, no-ball this time, left alone outside the off

74.2

Tait to Collingwood, no run, short of a length and outside the off, ducked under

74.3

Tait to Collingwood, no run, full and on the off, driven to cover

74.4

Tait to Collingwood, no run, left alone again

74.5

Tait to Collingwood, no run, full and on the off, a hint of inswing, driven to cover

74.6

Tait to Collingwood, no run, short ball outside the off, left easily alone

England 289/5   SW Tait 10-0-48-0
76.1

Tait to Collingwood, no run, full and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

76.2

Tait to Collingwood, no run, full and on the off, swinging in late, driven towards cover off the front foot

76.3

Tait to Collingwood, OUT, 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

PD Collingwood lbw b Tait 7 (26m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.92

76.4

Tait to Jones, no run

76.5

Tait to Jones, no run

76.6

Tait to Jones, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the man at cover

England 289/6   SW Tait 11-1-48-1
78.1

Tait to Jones, FOUR, off the mark in style! half volley outside the off stump and Jones drives it away through the cover region, excellent shot to get off the mark

78.2

Tait to Jones, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

78.3

Tait to Jones, no run, short ball, angled in from outside the off stump, Jones comfortably ducks under it

78.4

Tait to Jones, no run, pitched up and angling in, Tait getting the ball to reverse in well, Jones gets forward and punches it down to the mid-off region where a diving stop saves runs

78.5

Tait to Jones, no run, fuller outside the off stump and Jones drives it away square of the wicket

78.6

Tait to Jones, no run

England 295/6   SW Tait 12-1-52-1
80.1

Tait to Jones, FOUR, full and fast, outside the off, swinging in to the right-handed Jones who flashes the ball past slip to take the score past 300

80.2

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

80.3

Tait to Jones, no run, fullish and on the off, late swing in to Jones, defended towards cover

80.4

Tait to Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, swinging in, defended back down the pitch

80.5

Tait to Jones, no run, full and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

80.6

Tait to Jones, no run, full-toss on the stumps, punched to mid-on

England 301/7   SW Tait 13-1-56-1
82.1

Tait to Jones, no run

82.2

Tait to Jones, no run, inswinger outside the off, shaping in nicely, defended towards cover

82.3

Tait to Jones, no run, full and outside the off, driven well towards point

82.4

Tait to Jones, 1 run, full and down the leg side, easily whipped down to fine-leg

82.5

Tait to Giles, no run, full and straight, yorker that swings in late, Giles manages to keep it out

82.6

Tait to Giles, no run, full-toss on the off, swinging in, driven to mid-on

England 304/7   SW Tait 14-1-57-1
84.1

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

84.2

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

84.3

Tait to Jones, no run, fullish and outside the off, late reverse swing in to the batsman, driven to mid-off

84.4

Tait to Jones, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, this is christmas come early for Geraint Jones, smashed away through cover

84.5

Tait to Jones, no run, short ball, ducked under

84.6

Tait to Jones, no run, good length ball outside the off, left alone to the keeper

England 313/7   SW Tait 15-1-61-1
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