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

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   B Lee 1-0-4-0

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   B Lee 2-1-4-0

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   B Lee 3-1-13-0

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   B Lee 4-1-21-0

28.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, full and outside the off, just a suggestion of away swing, left alone to the keeper

28.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, good length ball outside the off, a bit more pace on that one, left carefully alone to the wicketkeeper once more

28.3

Lee to Pietersen, 2 runs, a bit too straight and too full, Pietersen can move across and work the ball through his favourite leg side

28.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, the ball threatens to come back in but largely holds its line, left alone to the keeper

28.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length once more, on the off, Pietersen pushes the ball out to cover but there is no chance of a run

28.6

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, Pietersen gets behind the line well and works the ball wide of mid-on for a single that will keep him on strike

England 120/3   B Lee 5-1-24-0

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   B Lee 6-1-25-0

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

32.6

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the stumps, heading towards leg, helped along wide of short midwicket for a single

England 131/3   B Lee 7-1-32-0

34.1

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

34.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short ball banged in to flintoff who ducks under this one, not going for the pull or hook

34.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, another one dragged a bit short, very quick as well, Flintoff leaves it alone

34.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short ball, decent pace again, good effort from Lee, defended to the leg side

34.5

Lee to Flintoff, 4 leg byes, QUICK! 93.4 mph bouncer bang on target! Flintoff does not have time to duck and cops a blow on the helmet. That is a painful blow

34.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, once again quick, that was 96.2 mph, defended back down the pitch, quality bowling from Lee here to back up Warne

England 138/4   B Lee 8-1-33-0

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

36.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, quick one slipping down the leg side, left well alone once more

36.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short ball banged in, good pace and carry at 94 mph, left alone to the keeper, this is a hostile spell from Lee

36.5

Lee to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid-on with a dead straight bat

36.6

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, short of a length and enough width for Flintoff to time the ball well and place it through cover for a boundary

England 146/4   B Lee 9-1-38-0

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

38.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short of a length and outside the off, defended off the back foot towards the fielder at mid-off, no chance of a run

38.4

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, full and outside the off, drive pplayed but the result is a thick outside edge that goes past the slips cordon and runs down to the third-man fence

38.5

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off, played down to the sweeper on the off-side fence with an angled bat

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   B Lee 10-1-44-0

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

56.3

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, full and outside the off, defended towards cover for a quick 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   B Lee 11-1-50-0

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

58.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid-on

58.5

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short ball banged in, Flintoff sways out of the way of that one

58.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid-on to end the over

England 240/4   B Lee 12-1-55-0

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   B Lee 13-2-55-0

62.1

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length and on the stumps, Flintoff shapes to cut and misses, through to the keeper

62.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short of a length and wide outside the off, cut played and missed, through to the keeper

62.3

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, short and wide, that is a terrible ball, Flintoff hammers it past point for four

62.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down to cover

62.5

Lee to Flintoff, no run, fullish this time and on the off, driven to cover

62.6

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, full and outside the off, driven well through cover, good shot that, can't say the same about the ball though

England 256/4   B Lee 14-2-63-0

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   B Lee 15-3-63-0

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

66.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, fullish and on the off, reverse swing brings the ball in to Flintoff who defends to the leg side

England 268/4   B Lee 16-3-64-0

87.1

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

87.2

Lee to Giles, (no ball) 2 runs

87.2

Lee to Giles, no run

87.3

Lee to Giles, no run, short ball ducked well under

87.4

Lee to Giles, no run, fullish and on the off, driven back to the bowler

87.5

Lee to Giles, 1 run, short ball banged in from round the wicket, played down towards the off side

87.6

Lee to Jones, no run, full and outside the off, left well alone and that is that

England 319/7   B Lee 17-3-68-0

89.1

Lee to Giles, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down towards gully for a quick single

89.2

Lee to Jones, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, punched well off the back foot through cover

89.3

Lee to Jones, OUT, 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

GO Jones b Lee 25 (60m 41b 5x4 0x6) SR: 60.97

89.4

Lee to Hoggard, no run, fullish and on the off, shot played, off the edge towards gully

89.5

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

89.6

Lee to Hoggard, no run, full and outside the off, played at and missed, through to the keeper

England 325/8   B Lee 18-3-73-1

91.1

Lee to Giles, no run, full and on the off, a touch of away swing, defended towards mid-off

91.2

Lee to Giles, no run, full and on the off, pushed towards cover with an angled bat

91.3

Lee to Giles, 2 runs, full and outside the off, driven through cover

91.4

Lee to Giles, no run, short ball banged in, well ducked under

91.5

Lee to Giles, 1 run, on the pads and slipping further, flicked past short fine-leg for a run

91.6

Lee to Hoggard, no run, just short of a good length, decent pace and bounce, left alone to the keeper

England 329/8   B Lee 19-3-76-1

93.1

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

93.2

Lee to Giles, 1 run, steered wide of gully for a single

93.3

Lee to Hoggard, no run, short ball banged in, easily evaded

93.4

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

93.5

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

93.6

Lee to Hoggard, no run, Lee finishes off another tidy over

England 331/8   B Lee 20-3-77-1

95.1

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

95.2

Lee to Giles, 1 run, full and outside the off, Giles eases this through cover for a run

95.3

Lee to Hoggard, no run, slightly short, slipping down leg, left alone

95.4

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

95.5

Lee to Hoggard, no run, full and outside the off, Hoggard has no trouble leaving that al,one

95.6

Lee to Hoggard, no run, full and outside the off, a hint of away movement, left alone

England 337/8   B Lee 21-3-78-1

97.1

Lee to Giles, no run, short of a length and slipping down the leg side, left alone

97.2

Lee to Giles, no run, fuller and on the off, driven at, off the inside edge back onto pad

97.3

Lee to Giles, no run, excellent yorker, swinging in as well, well dug out by Giles

97.4

Lee to Giles, 3 runs, short of a good length and outside the off, tentatively pushed towards mid-off where Tait misfields badly and allows the ball to go through his legs

97.5

Lee to Hoggard, no run, fullish and outside the off, played at and missed

97.6

Lee to Hoggard, no run, short of a length and on the off, defended

England 341/8   B Lee 22-3-81-1

104.1

Lee to Giles, 1 run, fullish and on the off, driven inside out just wide of cover for a single

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   B Lee 23-3-94-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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