Australia tour of England and Ireland, 1st Test: England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 5-8, 2001
The Ashes - 1st Test
Australia won by an innings and 118 runs
5,6,7,8 July 2001 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MA Atherton c ME Waugh b Gillespie 57 146 107 10 0 53.27
31.3 another one lifts nicely as atherton comes forward catches him half back takes the face and taken one handed by Mark Waugh to his left at second slip 123/3
View dismissal ME Trescothick c Warne b Gillespie 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
1.1 ball seamed back in, a tentative prod and edged to Warne who takes a good low catch at first slip 2/1
View dismissal MA Butcher c Ponting b Warne 38 111 71 4 0 53.52
24.2 a bat and pad, pushing forward, Ponting takes it an inch off the ground at silly mid off 106/2
View dismissal N Hussain* lbw b McGrath 13 54 35 1 0 37.14
37.4 pitched up cuts back, hussain paids up and the ball obligingly strikes the pad knee high and its on yer bike 136/4
View dismissal IJ Ward b McGrath 23 50 39 2 0 58.97
43.2 short lifting ball angling in from around cramps him as he defends with an angled bat under edge crashes into the stumps 159/5
View dismissal AJ Stewart lbw b McGrath 65 130 82 9 0 79.26
65.3 short ball keeps low trying to pull strikes the front pad traps him in front 294/10
View dismissal U Afzaal b Warne 4 11 9 0 0 44.44
46.1 driving away form the body turns back from outside off stump through the gap into off stump 170/6
View dismissal C White lbw b Warne 4 9 8 0 0 50.00
48.3 tries to sweep taken on the pad plumb as a plum 174/7
View dismissal AF Giles c †Gilchrist b Warne 7 16 13 1 0 53.84
52.2 cuts and thin edges a ball wide outside off stump 191/8
View dismissal D Gough c Gillespie b Warne 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
52.5 goes the sweep straight to the man at deep square leg, gough following the australian plan to perfection 191/9
AR Caddick not out 49 59 40 7 1 122.50
Extras (b 10, lb 8, nb 16) 34
  Total (all out; 65.3 overs; 289 mins) 294 (4.48 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets GD McGrath 17.3 2 67 3 3.82 (3nb)
37.4 to Hussain, pitched up cuts back, hussain paids up and the ball obligingly strikes the pad knee high and its on yer bike 136/4
43.2 to Ward, short lifting ball angling in from around cramps him as he defends with an angled bat under edge crashes into the stumps 159/5
65.3 to Stewart, short ball keeps low trying to pull strikes the front pad traps him in front 294/10
View wickets JN Gillespie 17 3 67 2 3.94 (4nb)
1.1 to Trescothick, ball seamed back in, a tentative prod and edged to Warne who takes a good low catch at first slip 2/1
31.3 to Atherton, another one lifts nicely as atherton comes forward catches him half back takes the face and taken one handed by Mark Waugh to his left at second slip 123/3
  B Lee 12 2 71 0 5.91 (7nb)
View wickets SK Warne 19 4 71 5 3.73 (2nb)
24.2 to Butcher, a bat and pad, pushing forward, Ponting takes it an inch off the ground at silly mid off 106/2
46.1 to Afzaal, driving away form the body turns back from outside off stump through the gap into off stump 170/6
48.3 to White, tries to sweep taken on the pad plumb as a plum 174/7
52.2 to Giles, cuts and thin edges a ball wide outside off stump 191/8
52.5 to Gough, goes the sweep straight to the man at deep square leg, gough following the australian plan to perfection 191/9
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Slater b Gough 77 111 82 13 0 93.90
23.1 bowled 134/3
View dismissal ML Hayden c White b Giles 35 69 41 6 1 85.36
14.6 down the track smacked through midwicket where a one handed catch is taken 98/1
View dismissal RT Ponting lbw b Gough 11 23 13 2 0 84.61
19.4 ball cuts back keeps a little low ponting misses with a rush defensive shot and is trapped pretty well in front 130/2
View dismissal ME Waugh c †Stewart b Caddick 49 188 143 7 0 34.26
63.6 the thinnest of thin edges playing at a ball outside off, didn't want to go thought he did look behind has the be signalled out 267/4
View dismissal SR Waugh* lbw b Gough 105 244 181 13 0 58.01
83.2 ball pitched outside off, came in and looked to be hitting middle, ump Bucknor nods and an early much needed break for England 336/5
View dismissal DR Martyn c Trescothick b Butcher 105 222 165 15 0 63.63
117.3 chases a wide ball well hit but point take a good diving catch to his right 496/6
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Caddick b White 152 204 143 20 5 106.29
129.4 similar to ball two but his lower and taken by the man at long the last one cleard 576/10
View dismissal SK Warne c Atherton b Butcher 8 12 10 2 0 80.00
119.6 full ball again wide swings away warne chases top edge goes head height to first slip 511/7
View dismissal B Lee c Atherton b Butcher 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
121.1 fended away a straight ball little movemen away takes the edge and taken just above the ground to first slips left 513/8
View dismissal JN Gillespie lbw b Butcher 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
121.4 full ball comes back in this time Gillespie is playing back misses it and is gone taking middle and leg 513/9
GD McGrath not out 1 35 19 0 0 5.26
Extras (b 3, lb 7, nb 23) 33
  Total (all out; 129.4 overs; 545 mins) 576 (4.44 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets D Gough 33 6 152 3 4.60 (10nb)
19.4 to Ponting, ball cuts back keeps a little low ponting misses with a rush defensive shot and is trapped pretty well in front 130/2
23.1 to Slater, bowled 134/3
83.2 to SR Waugh, ball pitched outside off, came in and looked to be hitting middle, ump Bucknor nods and an early much needed break for England 336/5
View wicket AR Caddick 36 0 163 1 4.52 (12nb)
63.6 to ME Waugh, the thinnest of thin edges playing at a ball outside off, didn't want to go thought he did look behind has the be signalled out 267/4
View wicket C White 26.4 5 101 1 3.78 (1nb)
129.4 to Gilchrist, similar to ball two but his lower and taken by the man at long the last one cleard 576/10
View wicket AF Giles 25 0 108 1 4.32
14.6 to Hayden, down the track smacked through midwicket where a one handed catch is taken 98/1
View wickets MA Butcher 9 3 42 4 4.66
117.3 to Martyn, chases a wide ball well hit but point take a good diving catch to his right 496/6
119.6 to Warne, full ball again wide swings away warne chases top edge goes head height to first slip 511/7
121.1 to Lee, fended away a straight ball little movemen away takes the edge and taken just above the ground to first slips left 513/8
121.4 to Gillespie, full ball comes back in this time Gillespie is playing back misses it and is gone taking middle and leg 513/9
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MA Atherton c ME Waugh b McGrath 4 34 9 1 0 44.44
2.3 lifting ball short of a length on the right line fends to an easy waist height catch at second slip 4/1
View dismissal ME Trescothick c ME Waugh b Warne 76 208 113 11 2 67.25
38.1 tossed up drives a thick outside edge goes straight to slip 155/7
View dismissal MA Butcher c †Gilchrist b Lee 41 95 73 5 0 56.16
24.2 ball had some 86mph pace, the extra bounce surprised Butcher, edged to Gilchrist 99/2
N Hussain* retired hurt 9 26 20 1 0 45.00
View dismissal IJ Ward b Lee 3 12 3 0 0 100.00
32.1 ball just outside off, inside edge onto thigh then onto the stumps 142/3
View dismissal AJ Stewart c Warne b Gillespie 5 6 6 1 0 83.33
33.1 set for a turn to leg, played too early, top edged to Warne at slip, caught it way over his head 148/4
View dismissal U Afzaal lbw b Gillespie 2 10 6 0 0 33.33
35.3 unsettled, pitched on leg stump, played across the line and pays for it 150/5
View dismissal C White b Gillespie 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
37.3 superb ball, nipped in, played inside it, off stump gone and its lunch 154/6
View dismissal AF Giles c ME Waugh b Warne 0 22 12 0 0 0.00
42.1 turns across a forward defensively flicks the outside edge and goes to slip for an Australian win by an innings aand 118 runs 164/9
View dismissal D Gough lbw b Warne 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
38.2 comes forward bat with pad really behind the pad ball goes straight on struck in front 155/8
AR Caddick not out 6 14 15 1 0 40.00
Extras (b 1, lb 5, nb 12) 18
  Total (all out; 42.1 overs; 218 mins) 164 (3.88 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket GD McGrath 13 5 34 1 2.61 (5nb)
2.3 to Atherton, lifting ball short of a length on the right line fends to an easy waist height catch at second slip 4/1
View wickets JN Gillespie 11 2 52 3 4.72 (4nb)
33.1 to Stewart, set for a turn to leg, played too early, top edged to Warne at slip, caught it way over his head 148/4
35.3 to Afzaal, unsettled, pitched on leg stump, played across the line and pays for it 150/5
37.3 to White, superb ball, nipped in, played inside it, off stump gone and its lunch 154/6
View wickets SK Warne 10.1 4 29 3 2.85 (1nb)
38.1 to Trescothick, tossed up drives a thick outside edge goes straight to slip 155/7
38.2 to Gough, comes forward bat with pad really behind the pad ball goes straight on struck in front 155/8
42.1 to Giles, turns across a forward defensively flicks the outside edge and goes to slip for an Australian win by an innings aand 118 runs 164/9
  ME Waugh 1 0 6 0 6.00
View wickets B Lee 7 0 37 2 5.28 (2nb)
24.2 to Butcher, ball had some 86mph pace, the extra bounce surprised Butcher, edged to Gilchrist 99/2
32.1 to Ward, ball just outside off, inside edge onto thigh then onto the stumps 142/3

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debut - U Afzaal (England)
Player of the match - AC Gilchrist (Australia)
Umpires - SA Bucknor (West Indies) and G Sharp
TV umpire - KE Palmer
Match referee - Talat Ali (Pakistan)
Close of play
  • Thu, 5 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 133/2 (MJ Slater 76*, ME Waugh 0*, 22 ov)
  • Fri, 6 Jul - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 332/4 (SR Waugh 101*, DR Martyn 34*, 81.2 ov)
  • Sat, 7 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 48/1 (ME Trescothick 21*, MA Butcher 15*, 13 ov)
  • Sun, 8 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 164 (42.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • 4th Umpire - TE Jesty
    • 12th Men: Australia - DW Fleming
    • England 100 off 141 balls in 106 minutes
    • Lunch: England 106-2 (Atherton 48, Hussain 0)
    • MA Atherton 50 off 141 balls 106 mins
    • Tea: England 191-7 (Stewart 19, Giles 7)
    • 50 partnership Stewart/Caddick off 40 balls in 28 mins
    • AJ Stewart 50 off 72 balls in 115 mins
    • 100 partnership Stewart/Caddick off 74 balls in 56 mins
    • MJ Slater 50 off 48 balls in 58 mins, 11x4
    • Lunch: Australia 238-3 ( ME Waugh 29, SR Waugh 62)
    • Tea: Australia 332-4 (SR Waugh 101, Martyn 34)
    • Rain break tea until 4.45pm
    • Darren Gough took new ball over 82, 332/4
    • SR Waugh 50 in 93 min off 71 balls, 7x4
    • SR Waugh 100 in 225 min off 164 balls 13x4
    • Bad light stopped play at 4.46pm after 2 balls were bowled at the restart
    • play ended for the day at 17.40
    • DR Martyn 50 in 102 min off 76 balls, 6x4
    • Bad light stopped play 11.56-2.35pm
    • Lunch: Australia 1st innings 381-5 (Martyn 65, Gilchrist 14)
    • Restart at 14:35 local time
    • DR Martyn 100 in 223 min off 163 balls, 14x4
    • Australia 400 in 421 min off 97.2 overs
    • Australia 450 in 469 min off 108.2 overs
    • AC Gilchrist 50 in 104 min off 70 balls 7x4
    • Tea: Australia 1st innings 486-5 (Martyn 99, Gilchrist 81)
    • Australia 500 in 512 min off 118.4 overs
    • AC Gilchrist 100 in 178 min, 118 balls, 14x4, 1x6
    • Australia 550 in 556 min off 127.3 overs
    • England 2nd innings: 1x5 ball over (McGrath's 2nd over, called by umpire Bucknor)
    • Trescothick's 50 in the England second innings in 127 minutes, 81 balls
    • N Hussain retired hurt at 117/2 (9*, 20 balls, 1x4)
 
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