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
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

End of over 51 (5 runs) England 198/4

    • A Flintoff 29 (58b 5x4)
    • AJ Strauss 87 (130b 11x4)
    • SW Tait 7-0-39-0
51.1

Katich to Strauss, 1 run

51.2

Katich to Flintoff, 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

51.5

Katich to Flintoff, no run, well flighted and on the of, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

51.6

Katich to Flintoff, no run, full and outside the off, eased to cover

End of over 52 (3 runs) England 201/4

    • A Flintoff 30 (61b 5x4)
    • AJ Strauss 89 (133b 11x4)
    • SM Katich 2-0-10-0
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

End of over 53 (2 runs) England 203/4

    • AJ Strauss 90 (138b 11x4)
    • A Flintoff 31 (62b 5x4)
    • SW Tait 8-0-41-0
53.1

Katich to Flintoff, 1 run, low full-toss outside the off, driven through cover but it will be just the single

53.2

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

53.3

Katich to Flintoff, no run, defended back down the pitch

53.4

Katich to Flintoff, no run, played back down the pitch once again, to the bowler

53.5

Katich to Flintoff, no run, flat again and on the stumps, defended carefully towards the bowler with bat and pad held close

53.6

Katich to Flintoff, 2 runs, fullish and outside the off, heaved through square leg for a single

End of over 54 (4 runs) England 207/4

    • A Flintoff 34 (67b 5x4)
    • AJ Strauss 91 (139b 11x4)
    • SM Katich 3-0-14-0
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!

The players take a short break for tea We'll do the same We'll be back in about 20 minutes, at 1430 GMT, for all the action from the last session of the day For the moment this is Anand Vasu, your commentator, signing off Do send any feedback you may have at http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html Match State: Tea - Day 1 Welcome back to our coverage of this Test match. The last session beckons and play is about get under way yet again ... The players are on the field now ... England's batsmen are now getting in place Shane Warne comes into the attack after tea

End of over 55 (6 runs) England 213/4

    • AJ Strauss 92 (143b 11x4)
    • A Flintoff 39 (69b 6x4)
    • SW Tait 9-0-47-0
55.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended towards the off side, no chance of a run

55.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, slower and on the off, played back down the pitch to the bowler

55.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flat and down the leg side, defended to the leg side with a straight bat

55.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flatter and a touch quicker, on the middle and leg, defended

55.5

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, full and down the leg side, heaved over midwicket for a boundary

55.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flatter and on the off, played back to the bowler

Strauss on 92 will now face Lee

End of over 56 (4 runs) England 217/4

    • A Flintoff 43 (75b 7x4)
    • AJ Strauss 92 (143b 11x4)
    • SK Warne 19-3-59-4
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

End of over 57 (6 runs) England 223/4

    • AJ Strauss 97 (148b 12x4)
    • A Flintoff 44 (76b 7x4)
    • B Lee 11-1-50-0
57.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flat and on the middle and leg, Flintoff is studious in defence

57.2

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, tossed up and on the pads, Flintoff gets down on one knee and sweeps regally through square leg

57.3

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, once again far down the leg side, once again a big hit from Flintoff and this beats Lee on the ropes at deep backward square-leg. That's 50 for Freddie Flintoff

57.4

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, Three in a row! Another boundary. This one is smashed back past the bowler to long-on

57.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, slower and on the pads, defended watchfully

57.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, driven to square leg to end an expensive over from Warne

End of over 58 (12 runs) England 235/4

    • A Flintoff 56 (82b 10x4)
    • AJ Strauss 97 (148b 12x4)
    • SK Warne 20-3-71-4
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

End of over 59 (5 runs) England 240/4

    • A Flintoff 56 (85b 10x4)
    • AJ Strauss 102 (151b 13x4)
    • B Lee 12-1-55-0
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

59.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run

End of over 60 (3 runs) England 243/4

    • A Flintoff 56 (86b 10x4)
    • AJ Strauss 105 (156b 13x4)
    • SK Warne 21-3-74-4
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

End of over 61 (maiden) England 243/4

    • AJ Strauss 105 (162b 13x4)
    • A Flintoff 56 (86b 10x4)
    • B Lee 13-2-55-0
61.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, well flighted and on the stumps, driven back down the pitch to the bowler

61.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flat and down the leg side, Flintoff goes for a big hit but misses and is hit on the pad

61.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, tossed up once again and drifting towards middle and leg, defended back down the pitch with bat held close to pad

61.4

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, tossed up and outside the off, driven at, off the edge past mid-off for a single

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

End of over 62 (5 runs) England 248/4

    • AJ Strauss 109 (164b 14x4)
    • A Flintoff 57 (90b 10x4)
    • SK Warne 22-3-79-4
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

End of over 63 (8 runs) England 256/4

    • A Flintoff 65 (96b 12x4)
    • AJ Strauss 109 (164b 14x4)
    • B Lee 14-2-63-0
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

63.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, cut away off the back foot past cover

63.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, tossed up and on the stumps, defended

End of over 64 (5 runs) England 261/4

    • A Flintoff 65 (98b 12x4)
    • AJ Strauss 114 (168b 15x4)
    • SK Warne 23-3-84-4
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

That was most certainly an edge. Surprising lack of enthusiasm from the keeper and slip

64.6

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

End of over 65 (maiden) England 261/4

    • AJ Strauss 114 (174b 15x4)
    • A Flintoff 65 (98b 12x4)
    • B Lee 15-3-63-0
65.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, well flighted and on the pads, worked to the on side

65.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flatter and on the stumps, defended carefully

65.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, fuller and on the stumps, defended towards off

65.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run

65.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flat and on the off, playued back to the bowler

65.6

Warne to Flintoff, SIX, first six of the match as Flintoff carts that one over the stands at midwicket

End of over 66 (6 runs) England 267/4

    • A Flintoff 71 (104b 12x4 1x6)
    • AJ Strauss 114 (174b 15x4)
    • SK Warne 24-3-90-4
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

End of over 67 (1 run) England 268/4

    • A Flintoff 71 (105b 12x4 1x6)
    • AJ Strauss 115 (179b 15x4)
    • B Lee 16-3-64-0
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

67.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full and far outside the leg stump, from round the wicket, kicked away easily

67.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, once again far outside the leg stump and Flintoff is content kicking the ball away

67.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, and another stoic kick to keep the ball out

67.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full and down the leg side, Flintoff flicks and misses, that turns back in but not enough to hit the stumps. For a moment Warne thought he had his man there

67.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, Seems like a miscount from the umpire, an extra ball given, no run scored off it anyhow

End of over 68 (1 run) England 269/4

    • A Flintoff 71 (110b 12x4 1x6)
    • AJ Strauss 116 (181b 15x4)
    • SK Warne 25-3-91-4
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

End of over 69 (4 runs) England 273/4

    • AJ Strauss 120 (187b 16x4)
    • A Flintoff 71 (110b 12x4 1x6)
    • GD McGrath 16-2-48-0
69.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flat and far outside the leg stump from round the wicket, kicked away to the on side

69.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, low full-toss outside the leg stump, flicked to midwicket

69.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flat and on the pads, kicked away once more

69.4

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, full and down the leg side, Flintoff jams te bat down on it and the ball runs towards fine leg

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

End of over 70 (1 run) England 274/4

    • AJ Strauss 120 (189b 16x4)
    • A Flintoff 72 (114b 12x4 1x6)
    • SK Warne 26-3-92-4
70.1

McGrath to Flintoff, OUT, fullish, outside the off, just a bit of a wobble through the air, a McGrath special, Flintoff plays at it and edges, Warne takes a good catch at slip. That is a big wicket for Australia

A Flintoff c Warne b McGrath 72 (162m 115b 12x4 1x6) SR: 62.60

70.2

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

70.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, full and on the off, driven back down the pitch to the bowler

70.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, reverse swinging yorker attempted, just outside the off, left alone to the keeper

70.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, full and on the off, a bit of swing in as well, defended back down the pitch

70.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid-off with a straight bat

End of over 71 (wicket maiden) England 274/5

    • PD Collingwood 0 (5b)
    • AJ Strauss 120 (189b 16x4)
    • GD McGrath 17-3-48-1
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

71.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, fullish and outside the off, a bit of turn, played at and missed

71.6

Warne to Collingwood, 3 runs, full once more and on the pads, clipped well down to fine leg

End of over 72 (8 runs) England 282/5

    • PD Collingwood 3 (7b)
    • AJ Strauss 125 (193b 17x4)
    • SK Warne 27-3-100-4
72.1

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

72.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, short one banged in, Collingwood leaves this one well alone

72.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, full and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

72.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, short ball banged in outside the off, ducked under once more

72.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, full and on the off, swinging in late, McGrath going for the yorker but can't quite get it right, driven to cover

72.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, full and outside the off, driven to point

End of over 73 (maiden) England 282/5

    • PD Collingwood 3 (13b)
    • AJ Strauss 125 (193b 17x4)
    • GD McGrath 18-4-48-1
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

73.4

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, fullish and on the pads, Collingwood works it well through midwicket for his first boundary

73.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, flat and on the pads, defended back down the pitch

73.6

Warne to Collingwood, 1 leg bye

Tait back into the attack

End of over 74 (6 runs) England 288/5

    • PD Collingwood 7 (16b 1x4)
    • AJ Strauss 126 (196b 17x4)
    • SK Warne 28-3-105-4
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

End of over 75 (1 run) England 289/5

    • PD Collingwood 7 (23b 1x4)
    • AJ Strauss 126 (196b 17x4)
    • SW Tait 10-0-48-0
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

End of over 76 (maiden) England 289/5

    • AJ Strauss 126 (202b 17x4)
    • PD Collingwood 7 (23b 1x4)
    • SK Warne 29-4-105-4
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

Tv replays shows that the ball hit Collingwood touch outside the line of the off stump, Collingwood bit unlucky there. Jones is the next man in

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

End of over 77 (wicket maiden) England 289/6

    • GO Jones 0 (3b)
    • AJ Strauss 126 (202b 17x4)
    • SW Tait 11-1-48-1
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

12 overs left in the day - Tait to continue

End of over 78 (2 runs) England 291/6

    • AJ Strauss 128 (208b 17x4)
    • GO Jones 0 (3b)
    • SK Warne 30-4-107-4
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

End of over 79 (4 runs) England 295/6

    • GO Jones 4 (9b 1x4)
    • AJ Strauss 128 (208b 17x4)
    • SW Tait 12-1-52-1
79.1

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

79.2

Warne to Jones, no run, fullish and outside the off, a bit of spin too, eased to gully

79.3

Warne to Jones, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, played off the back foot towards cover

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

79.5

Warne to Giles, no run, full and down the leg side, spinning to the off, defended towards the off side

79.6

Warne to Giles, no run, full and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

End of over 80 (2 runs) England 297/7

    • AF Giles 0 (2b)
    • GO Jones 5 (11b 1x4)
    • SK Warne 31-4-109-5
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

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End of over 81 (4 runs) England 301/7

    • GO Jones 9 (17b 2x4)
    • AF Giles 0 (2b)
    • SW Tait 13-1-56-1
81.1

Warne to Giles, no run, flat and on the pads, defended back down the pitch

81.2

Warne to Giles, no run, fullish and outside the off, left carefully alone by Giles

81.3

Warne to Giles, 1 run, down the leg side this time, flicked well through the on side for a single

81.4

Warne to Jones, 1 run, on the off this time, worked through the leg side for another single

81.5

Warne to Giles, no run, tossed up and on the pads, played back towards the bowler

81.6

Warne to Giles, no run, fullish and on the off, once again carefully defended with a straight bat

End of over 82 (2 runs) England 303/7

    • AF Giles 1 (7b)
    • GO Jones 10 (18b 2x4)
    • SK Warne 32-4-111-5
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

End of over 83 (1 run) England 304/7

    • AF Giles 1 (9b)
    • GO Jones 11 (22b 2x4)
    • SW Tait 14-1-57-1
83.1

Warne to Jones, FOUR, a bit of width outside the off and slightly short, Jones takes the chance and cuts well past point

83.2

Warne to Jones, 1 run, full and on the pads, worked to the leg side, Gilchrist fields and throws the stumps down at the bowler's end, Jones gets the dive in and seems to have made it. 3rd umpire called for, he gives it in ...

83.3

Warne to Giles, no run, big ripping legbreak outside the off, played down to point

83.4

Warne to Giles, no run, well flighted and on the off, driven towards mid-off

83.5

Warne to Giles, no run, flatter and on the pads, Giles watches it carefully and defends

83.6

Warne to Giles, no run, full and on the leg stump, defesive shot played, off the pad, loud shout turned down

End of over 84 (5 runs) England 309/7

    • AF Giles 1 (13b)
    • GO Jones 16 (24b 3x4)
    • SK Warne 33-4-116-5
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

End of over 85 (4 runs) England 313/7

    • GO Jones 20 (30b 4x4)
    • AF Giles 1 (13b)
    • SW Tait 15-1-61-1
85.1

Warne to Giles, no run, tossed up and on the leg stump, defended back down the pitch

85.2

Warne to Giles, no run

85.3

Warne to Giles, no run, full and on the pads, driven hard but straight into the shin of forward short-leg

85.4

Warne to Giles, 1 run, full-toss down the leg side, swatted away down to deep backward square-leg

85.5

Warne to Jones, no run, short of a length and outside the off, squeezed down towards gully

85.6

Warne to Jones, 1 run, full-toss down the leg side, clipped to midwicket

End of over 86 (2 runs) England 315/7

    • GO Jones 21 (32b 4x4)
    • AF Giles 2 (17b)
    • SK Warne 34-4-118-5
86.1

McGrath to Jones, no run, short of a good length and on the stumps, worked to the leg side

86.2

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

86.3

McGrath to Jones, no run, short of a good length and on the off, defended back down the pitch

86.4

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

86.5

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

86.6

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

End of over 87 (maiden) England 315/7

    • GO Jones 21 (38b 4x4)
    • AF Giles 2 (17b)
    • GD McGrath 19-5-48-1
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

Billy Bowden takes the players off the field That is stumps on the first day of this final Test This is Anand Vasu, your commentator, signing off, saying cheers and good night See you at the start of the coverage of the second day's play at 0930 GMT tomorrow Do send in your feedback at http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html Match State: Stumps - Day 1 Hello and welcome to coverage of the second day's play of this final Ashes Test The players are on the field now Play will get under way in a moment

End of over 88 (4 runs) England 319/7

    • GO Jones 21 (39b 4x4)
    • AF Giles 5 (23b)
    • B Lee 17-3-68-0
88.1

McGrath to Giles, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, the ball shapes in a touch, left alone

88.2

McGrath to Giles, no run, fullish this time and outside the off, played at and missed

88.3

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

88.4

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

88.5

McGrath to Giles, no run, another one banged in short, Giles ducks under it

88.6

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, flicked to square leg

End of over 89 (1 run) England 320/7

    • AF Giles 6 (29b)
    • GO Jones 21 (39b 4x4)
    • GD McGrath 20-5-49-1
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

End of over 90 (5 runs) England 325/8

    • MJ Hoggard 0 (3b)
    • AF Giles 7 (30b)
    • B Lee 18-3-73-1
90.1

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, just short of a length and on the stumps, sliding down leg, clipped through square leg

90.2

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, short ball banged in, fended away awkwardly towards the keeper, shout for the catch behind but the ball went off the forearm guard and you can't give that

90.3

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

90.4

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

90.5

McGrath to Hoggard, no run

90.6

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

End of over 91 (1 run) England 326/8

    • MJ Hoggard 0 (8b)
    • AF Giles 8 (31b)
    • GD McGrath 21-5-50-1
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

End of over 92 (3 runs) England 329/8

    • MJ Hoggard 0 (9b)
    • AF Giles 11 (36b)
    • B Lee 19-3-76-1
92.1

McGrath to Giles, no run, fullish and on the off, the ball shapes in a touch but Giles covers the line well and defends

92.2

McGrath to Giles, no run, just short of a good length and on the pads, worked to the leg side

92.3

McGrath to Giles, no run, fullish and outside the off, fished at and missed, through to the keeper

92.4

McGrath to Giles, 1 run

92.5

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, fullish and outside the off, a touch of away swing, left alone to the keeper

92.6

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down to gully

End of over 93 (1 run) England 330/8

    • MJ Hoggard 0 (11b)
    • AF Giles 12 (40b)
    • GD McGrath 22-5-51-1
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

End of over 94 (1 run) England 331/8

    • MJ Hoggard 0 (15b)
    • AF Giles 13 (42b)
    • B Lee 20-3-77-1
94.1

McGrath to Giles, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, chopped towards cover

94.2

McGrath to Giles, no run, short of a length and outside the off, driven to cover

94.3

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

94.4

McGrath to Giles, FOUR, short ball banged in, hook played and missed, off the top edge down to fine leg for a boundary

94.5

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, another short one, another pull, this one is played a bit better down to fine-leg

94.6

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, good length ball that jags sharply back in, Hoggard is cut in half! That was too good for the batsman

End of over 95 (5 runs) England 336/8

    • MJ Hoggard 0 (16b)
    • AF Giles 18 (47b 1x4)
    • GD McGrath 23-5-56-1
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

End of over 96 (1 run) England 337/8

    • MJ Hoggard 0 (20b)
    • AF Giles 19 (49b 1x4)
    • B Lee 21-3-78-1
96.1

McGrath to Giles, no run, fullish and on the off, swinging in to the right-handed Giles, defended back down the pitch

96.2

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, driven well off the back foot with a straight bat to the sweeper on the off side

96.3

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

96.4

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

96.5

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, full and on the off, driven to cover

96.6

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, full once more and on the off, pushed to cover

End of over 97 (1 run) England 338/8

    • MJ Hoggard 0 (24b)
    • AF Giles 20 (51b 1x4)
    • GD McGrath 24-5-57-1
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

McGrath to continue - three slips and a gully in place.

End of over 98 (3 runs) England 341/8

    • MJ Hoggard 0 (26b)
    • AF Giles 23 (55b 1x4)
    • B Lee 22-3-81-1
98.1

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, Giles brings his bat down hard on it and the ball races away to deep point, there is a sweeper in place

98.2

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, beaten outside the off stump

98.3

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, this time Hoggard carefully leaves it for the keeper

98.4

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, short and angling in from outside the off stump but not enough to make Hoggard play at it

98.5

McGrath to Hoggard, 1 run, finally the edge is found but Ponting at second slip fails to hold on to a fairly hard chance, was low and to the left of Ponting

98.6

McGrath to Giles, 1 wide, wayward delivery outside the off stump, harsh call that

98.6

McGrath to Giles, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Giles flashes hard at it but fails to make contact, confident appeal for caught behind turned down

Warne into the attack now

End of over 99 (3 runs) England 344/8

    • AF Giles 24 (57b 1x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 1 (30b)
    • GD McGrath 25-5-60-1
99.1

Warne to Hoggard, no run, defended on the front-foot

99.2

Warne to Hoggard, no run, turning away and Hoggard offers no shot

99.3

Warne to Hoggard, no run, down the leg side

99.4

Warne to Hoggard, 1 run, turned away in front of square, easy single

99.5

Warne to Giles, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended

99.6

Warne to Giles, no run

End of over 100 (1 run) England 345/8

    • AF Giles 24 (59b 1x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 2 (34b)
    • SK Warne 35-4-119-5
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