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
100.1

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, fullish and on the off, a touch of swing in to the batsman, defended to the leg side

100.2

McGrath to Hoggard, OUT, slower ball, very cleverly bowled, it's the split-finger delivery, Hoggard goes for a drive, ambitious, the ball lands safely in Martyn's hands at short cover

MJ Hoggard c Martyn b McGrath 2 (47m 36b 0x4 0x6) SR: 5.55

100.3

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

100.4

McGrath to Giles, 1 run

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

End of over 101 (7 runs) England 352/9

    • SJ Harmison 6 (3b 1x4)
    • AF Giles 25 (60b 1x4)
    • GD McGrath 26-5-67-2
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

End of over 102 (maiden) England 352/9

    • SJ Harmison 6 (9b 1x4)
    • AF Giles 25 (60b 1x4)
    • SK Warne 36-5-119-5
102.1

McGrath to Giles, no run, fullish and just outside the off, Giles gives himself some room and tries to drive, he misses

102.2

McGrath to Giles, 2 runs, fullish and outside the off, Giles works the ball towards midwicket and two ambled runs result

102.3

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, short ball banged in, the pull comes out, the ball bobs up towards mid-on

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

End of over 103 (5 runs) England 357/9

    • SJ Harmison 8 (12b 1x4)
    • AF Giles 28 (63b 1x4)
    • GD McGrath 27-5-72-2
103.1

Warne to Giles, 2 runs, and two more runs as the ball is squeezed through the off side

103.2

Warne to Giles, no run, full and on the pads, driven at, off the edge towards off

103.3

Warne to Giles, 1 run, flatter and on the legs, worked to the off side towards gully for a single

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

Lee into the attack

End of over 104 (3 runs) England 360/9

    • SJ Harmison 8 (15b 1x4)
    • AF Giles 31 (66b 1x4)
    • SK Warne 37-5-122-5
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

End of over 105 (13 runs) England 373/9

    • SJ Harmison 20 (20b 4x4)
    • AF Giles 32 (67b 1x4)
    • B Lee 23-3-94-1
105.1

Warne to Giles, no run, well flighted, drifting in towards the pads, the ball bounces, grips and spins past the edge. Great ball, no result to show for it

105.2

Warne to Giles, no run, full and on the pads, driven to deep midwicket, Giles turns down the single

105.3

Warne to Giles, OUT, full and straight, Giles just turned down the single so Harmison would not be exposed, but here he goes, trapped in front by Warne

AF Giles lbw b Warne 32 (120m 70b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.71

Six wickets for Warne there and England end on 373 There will be a short break for the change of innings We'll take a short break and be back with all the actiuon shortly This is Anand Vasu, your commentator, signing off for the moment Do send feedback at http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html Players are back It will be Langer and Hayden to open the innings Here's Harmison!

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