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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Match State: Match scheduled to start at 11am local time (10am gmt) Match State: Match scheduled to start at 11am local time (10am gmt) Match State: Day 1 start Match Scheduled to start at 11am local time (10am gmt) Match State: Day 1 start Scheduled to start at 11am local time (10am gmt) Match State: Day 1 start 11am local time (10am gmt) Match State: Day 1 start Australia have won toss and will bowl Good morning from Edgbaston for live commentary of the first Ashes brought to you by ECB.co.uk and cricinfo.com The news from the England camp is England's first-choice spinner, Ashley Giles of Warwickshire, will be fit to play if required Croft and Hoggard have been relieved from squad duty and Michael Vaughan and Graham Thorpe are definitely out, almost certainly for the first two Tests This leaves England with an inexperienced batting line-up and Steve Waugh has said that 'if Thorpe was playing he would have been the key batsman' But he also went on to add the younger 'ones we don't know and are unpredictable' Australia, on the other hand, have a settled line-up with no injury worries Waugh will not be taking England's challenge lightly. 'They've got some good players in the side and we are going to respect all of them 'They've had two wins on the subcontinent which is very hard to do. They must be doing something right.' The weather is fine and warm and play should start on time England: MA Atherton, ME Trecothick, MA Butcher, *N Hussain, +AJ Stewart, U Afzaal, IJ Ward, C White, AF Giles, D Gough, AR Caddick Australia: ML Hayden, MJ Slater, RT Ponting, ME Waugh, *SR Waugh, DR Martyn, +AC Gilchrist, SK Warne, B Lee, JN Gillespie, GD McGrath Australia have won the toss and have decided to have a bowl on whats been called a nice batting friendly track Umpires: SA Bucknor (WI) & G Sharp All set for the first test, play to start soon, in about 2-3 minutes Usman Afzaal id on debut, has been given the England cap Players coming out Its McGrath with the opening over to Atherton

0.1

McGrath to Atherton, 1 run, turned to square leg, ball was on the leg stump

0.2

McGrath to Trescothick, 1 leg bye, trickles to leg off his pads, keeper chases after it

0.3

McGrath to Atherton, no run, left alone outside off

3 slips and 2 gulley's in

0.4

McGrath to Atherton, no run, loud appeal, nipped in onto his thigh, deflected to slips and was caught, declined as it seems was no bat involved

0.5

McGrath to Atherton, no run, pitched outside off and seamed in sharply, left alone

0.6

McGrath to Atherton, no run

Gillespie in

End of over 1 (2 runs) England 2/0

    • MA Atherton 1 (5b)
    • ME Trescothick 0 (1b)
    • GD McGrath 1-0-1-0
1.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, OUT, ball seamed back in, a tentative prod and edged to Warne who takes a good low catch at first slip

ME Trescothick c Warne b Gillespie 0 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

A softish dismissal, he did play a bit away from his body, the ball did the rest Mark Butcher in

1.2

Gillespie to Butcher, no run, turned to short leg

1.3

Gillespie to Butcher, no run

1.4

Gillespie to Butcher, no run

1.5

Gillespie to Butcher, no run, pushed to silly point

1.6

Gillespie to Butcher, FOUR, edged low and passes btween keeper and slip

End of over 2 (4 runs) England 6/1

    • MA Butcher 4 (5b 1x4)
    • MA Atherton 1 (5b)
    • JN Gillespie 1-0-4-1
2.1

McGrath to Atherton, 1 leg bye, to fine leg

2.2

McGrath to Butcher, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

2.3

McGrath to Atherton, no run, outside off left alone

2.4

McGrath to Atherton, no run, plays it down, ball runs towards the stumps. kicks it away

2.5

McGrath to Atherton, no run, left alone outside off

2.6

McGrath to Atherton, no run, superb rising ball on the off, made his sway away at the last moment

End of over 3 (2 runs) England 8/1

    • MA Atherton 1 (10b)
    • MA Butcher 5 (6b 1x4)
    • GD McGrath 2-0-2-0
3.1

Gillespie to Butcher, 4 byes, swings to leg after it was left alone and Gilchrist misses

3.2

Gillespie to Butcher, no run, left alone outside off, probing off stump line

3.3

Gillespie to Butcher, no run, short on the body, prodded down

3.4

Gillespie to Butcher, 2 runs, nicely turned off his legs to long leg

3.5

Gillespie to Butcher, 1 run, pushed to mid off for a quick single

4 slips and 2 gulleys and a bat n pad in

3.6

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, pushed to cover

End of over 4 (7 runs) England 15/1

    • MA Atherton 1 (11b)
    • MA Butcher 8 (11b 1x4)
    • JN Gillespie 2-0-7-1
4.1

McGrath to Butcher, 2 runs, turned to sq leg

4.2

McGrath to Butcher, no run, on middle and off, pushed it to short cover

4.3

McGrath to Butcher, no run, short out side off stump, covers the stumps, let it go through to keeper

4.4

McGrath to Butcher, 2 runs, on leg stump, pushed it through the vacant mid-on area, 2 easy runs

4.5

McGrath to Butcher, no run, on middle and off, pushed to cover

4.6

McGrath to Butcher, FOUR, short ball, pulls it high in the air down to deep bwd sq leg

End of over 5 (8 runs) England 23/1

    • MA Butcher 16 (17b 2x4)
    • MA Atherton 1 (11b)
    • GD McGrath 3-0-10-0
5.1

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, out side off stump, flashes and misses

5.2

Gillespie to Atherton, 1 no ball, short out side off stump, pushes it off the back foot into the cover area

5.2

Gillespie to Atherton, FOUR, over pitched out side off stump, comes forward and drives it nicely through extra cover

5.3

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, pitched just out side off stump, moves away, just misses the out side edge

5.4

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, out side off stump, left alone

5.5

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, out side off stump, out side edge, just short of Mark Waugh in the 2nd slip

5.6

Gillespie to Atherton, 2 runs, turns it to fine leg

End of over 6 (7 runs) England 30/1

    • MA Atherton 7 (18b 1x4)
    • MA Butcher 16 (17b 2x4)
    • JN Gillespie 3-0-14-1
6.1

McGrath to Butcher, no run, plays and misses. just past the outer edge

6.2

McGrath to Butcher, 1 run, thick edge to fine leg, a bit uppish too

6.3

McGrath to Atherton, no run, defends to leg

6.4

McGrath to Atherton, 1 no ball, pushed to point

McGrath bowling over the wicket to the left hander too

6.4

McGrath to Atherton, no run, carefully pushed to silly point

6.5

McGrath to Atherton, 1 no ball, oversteps again, prodded to off

6.5

McGrath to Atherton, no run, outside off, prods at it, runs to gulley

6.6

McGrath to Atherton, FOUR, hooks at a short ball, top edged over the keeper to fine leg

End of over 7 (7 runs) England 37/1

    • MA Atherton 11 (24b 2x4)
    • MA Butcher 17 (19b 2x4)
    • GD McGrath 4-0-17-0
7.1

Gillespie to Butcher, no run, turned to short square leg

7.2

Gillespie to Butcher, 1 run, ball rose sharply, edged off the bat to his thigh and looped to square leg

7.3

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, loud appeal for lbw, ump Bucknor declines, looked too high

7.4

Gillespie to Atherton, 2 runs, pushed to mid on

7.5

Gillespie to Atherton, FOUR, has some width at last, came down late and cut to third man

7.6

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, on the stumps, plays it back

End of over 8 (7 runs) England 44/1

    • MA Atherton 17 (28b 3x4)
    • MA Butcher 18 (21b 2x4)
    • JN Gillespie 4-0-21-1
8.1

McGrath to Butcher, no run, beaten outside off

8.2

McGrath to Butcher, no run, ball angles across to the off, leaves it go by

8.3

McGrath to Butcher, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the off

8.4

McGrath to Butcher, 3 runs, a well timed push to long off

8.5

McGrath to Atherton, no run, well outside off, left alone

8.6

McGrath to Atherton, no run, defends to gulley

Brett Lee is getting ready, doing some exercises

End of over 9 (3 runs) England 47/1

    • MA Atherton 17 (30b 3x4)
    • MA Butcher 21 (25b 2x4)
    • GD McGrath 5-0-20-0
9.1

Gillespie to Butcher, no run, left alone outside off

Sun is out but its hot and humid

9.2

Gillespie to Butcher, FOUR, nicely driven to wide mid off, England fifty up

9.3

Gillespie to Butcher, 4 leg byes, struck on his helmet, loops over the slips, he seems ok

9.4

Gillespie to Butcher, no run, pushed to silly point

9.5

Gillespie to Butcher, no run, defended to mid off

9.6

Gillespie to Butcher, 1 no ball, plays it carefully to cover

Butcher has done well after the early sharp chance to slip that did not quite carry enough

9.6

Gillespie to Butcher, no run, pushed to gulley

Lee brought in as first change

End of over 10 (9 runs) England 56/1

    • MA Butcher 25 (32b 3x4)
    • MA Atherton 17 (30b 3x4)
    • JN Gillespie 5-0-26-1
10.1

Lee to Atherton, no run, just outside off stump, goes back and defends to the off

10.2

Lee to Atherton, FOUR, short ball and Atherton pulls it to mid wicket, kept his eye on it, well controlled too

10.3

Lee to Atherton, no run, left alone outside off

10.4

Lee to Atherton, FOUR, short and wide, smashed to third man

10.5

Lee to Atherton, no run, edges a faster ball on the off stump, dropped by Gilchrist, had it between his thumb and finger, popped out when he fell

10.6

Lee to Atherton, 1 no ball, left alone outside off

10.6

Lee to Atherton, no run, swings away outside off, left alone,

End of over 11 (9 runs) England 65/1

    • MA Atherton 25 (37b 5x4)
    • MA Butcher 25 (32b 3x4)
    • B Lee 1-0-9-0
11.1

Gillespie to Butcher, 1 run, a push to cover for a quick single

11.2

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, another appeal, Aussies think he is out for an edge, ump Bucknor says no, may have flicked the pad and not the bat for the noise

11.3

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, outside leg stump, left

11.4

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, left alone, got some extra bounce after that declined appeal

11.5

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, ball moves away off the seam, left alone

11.6

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, outside off, leaves it alone

End of over 12 (1 run) England 66/1

    • MA Atherton 25 (42b 5x4)
    • MA Butcher 26 (33b 3x4)
    • JN Gillespie 6-0-27-1
12.1

Lee to Butcher, no run, gets the ball to swing onto the stumps, turned to leg

12.2

Lee to Butcher, no run, angles across and left alone

12.3

Lee to Butcher, no run, pushed to gulley

12.4

Lee to Butcher, no run, defends it back

12.5

Lee to Butcher, 1 leg bye, trickles to fine leg off his pads

12.6

Lee to Atherton, no run, well outside off, left alone again as drinks come on

Match State: Drinks An eventful first hour, a couple of dropped chances and an early wicket for Aus but England seem to have settled in now, ball is swinging and seamin a little on this hot and humid morning at Edgbaston

End of over 13 (1 run, maiden) England 67/1

    • MA Atherton 25 (43b 5x4)
    • MA Butcher 26 (38b 3x4)
    • B Lee 2-1-9-0
13.1

Gillespie to Butcher, 1 run, pushed to the off side

13.2

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, plays and misses outside off, an appeal too but declined

13.3

Gillespie to Atherton, 2 runs, tucked away nicely to backward square leg

13.4

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, left alone, carries chin high to the keeper

Gillespie has 3 slips and 2 gulleys in still

13.5

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, left alone as the ball seams further away to off

13.6

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, forces him onto his backfoot to defend in a rush

End of over 14 (3 runs) England 70/1

    • MA Atherton 27 (48b 5x4)
    • MA Butcher 27 (39b 3x4)
    • JN Gillespie 7-0-30-1
14.1

Lee to Butcher, no run, on off stump, a fast ball, hops and defends to leg

14.2

Lee to Butcher, no run, comes down late and chops it to cover

14.3

Lee to Butcher, no run, short ball down the legside, left alone

14.4

Lee to Butcher, no run, short ball, ducks

14.5

Lee to Butcher, no run, pushed to mid on

14.6

Lee to Butcher, no run, full ball, on the pads, an appeal, declined may be going down leg

McGrath brought back

End of over 15 (maiden) England 70/1

    • MA Butcher 27 (45b 3x4)
    • MA Atherton 27 (48b 5x4)
    • B Lee 3-2-9-0
15.1

McGrath to Atherton, no run, going down leg, left alone

15.2

McGrath to Atherton, no run, this one is outside off, left alone

15.3

McGrath to Atherton, no run, prods a ball on off stump into the covers

15.4

McGrath to Atherton, no run, just outside off, a well judged leave

15.5

McGrath to Atherton, no run, on the stumps, played back

15.6

McGrath to Atherton, 1 run, tucked to fine leg

End of over 16 (1 run) England 71/1

    • MA Atherton 28 (54b 5x4)
    • MA Butcher 27 (45b 3x4)
    • GD McGrath 6-0-21-0
16.1

Lee to Atherton, FOUR, a soft handed guide through slips and gulley

16.2

Lee to Atherton, FOUR, a firm push to long on, a long cahse and a futile dive by Gillespie but ball *just* rolls over the rope

16.3

Lee to Atherton, 1 no ball, pushed to point

16.3

Lee to Atherton, 1 run, turned to wide mid on, scramble a single, a direct his may have caused problems at the bowlers end

16.4

Lee to Butcher, no run, sort outside off, sways away

16.5

Lee to Butcher, no run, moves to the off and pushes it to cover

16.6

Lee to Butcher, 1 run, off the backfoot, driven to extra cover

End of over 17 (11 runs) England 82/1

    • MA Butcher 28 (48b 3x4)
    • MA Atherton 37 (58b 7x4)
    • B Lee 4-2-20-0
17.1

McGrath to Butcher, 1 run, on his body, nicely turned to mid wicket

17.2

McGrath to Atherton, no run, prods it to leg

17.3

McGrath to Atherton, no run, outside off, leaves it go by

Have learnt this pitch has not been watered for over 10 days, one wonders how the grass grows in England?

17.4

McGrath to Atherton, no run, left alone outside off again

17.5

McGrath to Atherton, no run, pushed to point

17.6

McGrath to Atherton, 2 runs, nicely turned off his hips to backward square leg, long run for Lee to collect from deep fine leg

End of over 18 (3 runs) England 85/1

    • MA Atherton 39 (63b 7x4)
    • MA Butcher 29 (49b 3x4)
    • GD McGrath 7-0-24-0
18.1

Lee to Butcher, 1 run, a quickie, after turning to short mid wicket

18.2

Lee to Atherton, no run, a short and fast bouncer, wanted to hook and then moved away

18.3

Lee to Atherton, no run, targets off stick, defended back

18.4

Lee to Atherton, 1 run, a thick inside edge, jabbed down and goes to fine leg

18.5

Lee to Butcher, no run, left alone outside off

18.6

Lee to Butcher, no run, outside off, left alone

End of over 19 (2 runs) England 87/1

    • MA Butcher 30 (52b 3x4)
    • MA Atherton 40 (66b 7x4)
    • B Lee 5-2-22-0
19.1

McGrath to Atherton, no run, outside off, jabs it to the off

19.2

McGrath to Atherton, 3 runs, an angled bat with soft hands, past gulley, good running to pick up three

19.3

McGrath to Butcher, no run, pushed to cover

19.4

McGrath to Butcher, 2 runs, off his backfoot, driven to deep cover area

19.5

McGrath to Butcher, no run, defends a ball just outside off back to the bowler

19.6

McGrath to Butcher, (no ball) 2 runs, heard the no ball call and 'golf clubbed' it over mid on

19.6

McGrath to Butcher, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 20 (8 runs) England 95/1

    • MA Butcher 34 (57b 3x4)
    • MA Atherton 43 (68b 7x4)
    • GD McGrath 8-0-32-0
20.1

Lee to Atherton, no run, cuts and a fine stop by Martyn at gulley

20.2

Lee to Atherton, no run, pushed to coverpoint

20.3

Lee to Atherton, no run, left alone, good bounce for the extra effort, Duke ball being used

20.4

Lee to Atherton, FOUR, dismisses rather disdainfully to mid wicket, ball was short and deserved it

20.5

Lee to Atherton, no run, faster ball, outside off, 91.6mph

20.6

Lee to Atherton, no run, cuts it to gulley

End of over 21 (4 runs) England 99/1

    • MA Atherton 47 (74b 8x4)
    • MA Butcher 34 (57b 3x4)
    • B Lee 6-2-26-0
21.1

McGrath to Butcher, no run, pushed back to the bowler

21.2

McGrath to Butcher, no run, pushed to cover

21.3

McGrath to Butcher, no run, left alone

21.4

McGrath to Butcher, no run, superb ball, plays and misses

21.5

McGrath to Butcher, no run, plays and misses

21.6

McGrath to Butcher, no run, pushed into the covers

End of over 22 (maiden) England 99/1

    • MA Butcher 34 (63b 3x4)
    • MA Atherton 47 (74b 8x4)
    • GD McGrath 9-1-32-0
22.1

Lee to Atherton, no run, slower ball outside off, left

22.2

Lee to Atherton, (no ball) 1 run, flicked to fine leg and 100 up in 23rd over in 107 minutes, good going

22.2

Lee to Butcher, 1 no ball, pushed to cover

22.2

Lee to Butcher, no run, pitched on off stump, drives but inside edge to the keeper, just past the stumps

22.3

Lee to Butcher, no run, short, ducks was 93.7mph

22.4

Lee to Butcher, no run, pushed to extra cover

22.5

Lee to Butcher, no run, bouncer, ducks

22.6

Lee to Butcher, FOUR, nice cut past point

End of over 23 (7 runs) England 106/1

    • MA Butcher 38 (69b 4x4)
    • MA Atherton 48 (76b 8x4)
    • B Lee 7-2-33-0
23.1

McGrath to Atherton, no run, pushed back

23.2

McGrath to Atherton, no run, pushed to point

23.3

McGrath to Atherton, no run, pushed to silly mid off

23.4

McGrath to Atherton, no run, an appeal, some humour, as the ball was high and some bat on it, smiles from McGrath and Bucknor

23.5

McGrath to Atherton, no run, outside off. left alone

23.6

McGrath to Atherton, no run, pushed back and we see Warne limbering up

End of over 24 (maiden) England 106/1

    • MA Atherton 48 (82b 8x4)
    • MA Butcher 38 (69b 4x4)
    • GD McGrath 10-2-32-0
24.1

Warne to Butcher, no run, edged to slip

24.2

Warne to Butcher, OUT, a bat and pad, pushing forward, Ponting takes it an inch off the ground at silly mid off

MA Butcher c Ponting b Warne 38 (111m 71b 4x4 0x6) SR: 53.52

Took Warne only two balls to break this ominous looking paetnership minutes before lunch Skipper Hussain in, 2 mins afore lunch, surrounded by close in fielders Five catchers in around him

24.3

Warne to Hussain, no run, prods it to the off

24.4

Warne to Hussain, no run, puts his leg forward, gets turn and passes the outer edge

24.5

Warne to Hussain, no run, defends and almosplays on

24.6

Warne to Hussain, no run, beaten outside off, survives for lunch as Gilchrist tries a stumping

A great test match session, England fighting well, Australia kept at bay till just before lunch Match State: Lunch - Day 1 Play after luch starting Its Gillespie after lunch

End of over 25 (wicket maiden) England 106/2

    • N Hussain 0 (4b)
    • MA Atherton 48 (82b 8x4)
    • SK Warne 1-1-0-1
25.1

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, left alone through to the keeper

25.2

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, outside off left alone again

25.3

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, again outside off, leaves it go by

A pigeon disturbs Gillespies run up

25.4

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, another one outside off, left it alone

Bright sun out now

25.5

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, moved off the seam, left alone

25.6

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, on off stump, defends towards cover, its 28 degrees and sultry, 3rd maiden

End of over 26 (maiden) England 106/2

    • MA Atherton 48 (88b 8x4)
    • N Hussain 0 (4b)
    • JN Gillespie 8-1-30-1
26.1

Warne to Hussain, no run, tossed up on legstump driven to mid on

26.2

Warne to Hussain, 1 run, swept down fine to long leg

26.3

Warne to Atherton, no run, pushed to silly mid off

26.4

Warne to Atherton, FOUR, leg stump full toss hit effortlessly through square leg, terrible ball though

26.5

Warne to Atherton, no run, comes forward balloons off the pad away from the close fielders.

26.6

Warne to Atherton, 1 run, worked out behind square leg

End of over 27 (6 runs) England 112/2

    • MA Atherton 53 (92b 9x4)
    • N Hussain 1 (6b)
    • SK Warne 2-1-6-1
27.1

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, left well outside off stump

27.2

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, left again outside off

27.3

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, coming forward driving just misses the outside edge

27.4

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, shortish ball defended down to short leg

27.5

Gillespie to Atherton, FOUR, worked off his legs beats the keeper nicely down to fine leg

27.6

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, similiar to ball 4, drawn into driving at a good ball beats the outside edge

End of over 28 (4 runs) England 116/2

    • MA Atherton 57 (98b 10x4)
    • N Hussain 1 (6b)
    • JN Gillespie 9-1-34-1
28.1

Warne to Hussain, no run, comes forwaward padding away

28.2

Warne to Hussain, no run, quicker ball defends to the close fielder

28.3

Warne to Hussain, no run, tries to sweep turns in from outside leg misses takes the pad

28.4

Warne to Hussain, no run, pops away off his pad just short of the close leg side fielder

28.5

Warne to Hussain, no run, pushed to cover

28.6

Warne to Hussain, no run, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 29 (maiden) England 116/2

    • N Hussain 1 (12b)
    • MA Atherton 57 (98b 10x4)
    • SK Warne 3-2-6-1
29.1

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, good lifting ball has a half hearted spar at it

29.2

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, defends a good ball, squared up off the edge to 4th slip

29.3

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, left too wide of off stump

29.4

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, left again too wide of off

29.5

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, pushed out to mid off

29.6

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, defends a good ball down to fourth slip again

End of over 30 (maiden) England 116/2

    • MA Atherton 57 (104b 10x4)
    • N Hussain 1 (12b)
    • JN Gillespie 10-2-34-1
30.1

Warne to Hussain, no run, bobs away off bat/pad to square leg , playing back inside edge on to bat square on the leg side where the man in close is well forward

30.2

Warne to Hussain, no run, pushed away on the off comes off the glove in fact striking his previously broken thumb

30.3

Warne to Hussain, FOUR, great short dropped in short lovely cut through forward of point

30.4

Warne to Hussain, no run, similarly short, hit a bit squarer so point can get around it

30.5

Warne to Hussain, 2 runs, pushed out gently behind point they push for a second

30.6

Warne to Hussain, 1 no ball, comes forward defensively pushed out on the on side

30.6

Warne to Hussain, no run, sweeping again with little success

End of over 31 (7 runs) England 123/2

    • N Hussain 7 (19b 1x4)
    • MA Atherton 57 (104b 10x4)
    • SK Warne 4-2-13-1
31.1

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, pushed down to short leg

31.2

Gillespie to Atherton, no run, good ball jumps on him striking the bottom hand bounces out to short leg, athers takes a walk to shake the hand

31.3

Gillespie to Atherton, OUT, 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

MA Atherton c ME Waugh b Gillespie 57 (146m 107b 10x4 0x6) SR: 53.27

31.4

Gillespie to Ward, no run, full toss pushed up the on side, over excited short leg chases it down

31.5

Gillespie to Ward, no run, coming forward driving bat with pad trickles away to cover

31.6

Gillespie to Ward, no run, left well outside off stump

End of over 32 (wicket maiden) England 123/3

    • IJ Ward 0 (3b)
    • N Hussain 7 (19b 1x4)
    • JN Gillespie 11-3-34-2
32.1

Warne to Hussain, 1 run, down sweeping this time effecting contact runs to deep backward square leg

32.2

Warne to Ward, 1 run, turning into his pads worked down to long leg

32.3

Warne to Hussain, 1 run, another full toss on legstump down to long leg

32.4

Warne to Ward, no run, left through to the keeper

32.5

Warne to Ward, no run, pushed down to midwicket

32.6

Warne to Ward, no run, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 33 (3 runs) England 126/3

    • IJ Ward 1 (7b)
    • N Hussain 9 (21b 1x4)
    • SK Warne 5-2-16-1
33.1

Gillespie to Hussain, no run, psuhed to mid off

33.2

Gillespie to Hussain, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg

33.3

Gillespie to Ward, no run, left outside off stump

33.4

Gillespie to Ward, no run, left going across him

33.5

Gillespie to Ward, no run, pushed to cover

33.6

Gillespie to Ward, no run, short ball ducks way too short.. wasteful

End of over 34 (1 run) England 127/3

    • IJ Ward 1 (11b)
    • N Hussain 10 (23b 1x4)
    • JN Gillespie 12-3-35-2
34.1

Warne to Hussain, no run, driven back to the bowler

34.2

Warne to Hussain, no run, comes well forward dabs down to ground trickles back past the stumps to the keeper

34.3

Warne to Hussain, no run, defends similarly

34.4

Warne to Hussain, no run, driven to cover

34.5

Warne to Hussain, no run, cuts chops down to ground rather than away

34.6

Warne to Hussain, no run, comes forward thumps away off the pad which is bravely protecting a disinterested bat to silly mid off and he and warne go up and are turned down

End of over 35 (maiden) England 127/3

    • N Hussain 10 (29b 1x4)
    • IJ Ward 1 (11b)
    • SK Warne 6-3-16-1
35.1

Gillespie to Ward, 2 runs, worked nicely out behind square leg

35.2

Gillespie to Ward, 3 runs, nicely stroked drive beats a diving mid off who then recovers and chases it to just short of the boundary

35.3

Gillespie to Hussain, no run, jags back sharply nussain leaves in then lives a scary moment as it flies back over middle stump

35.4

Gillespie to Hussain, no run, pushed back to the bowler

35.5

Gillespie to Hussain, 1 run, yorker dug out to fine leg, in fact dug out, then between his legs down to fine leg

coming around the wicket now to the lefthander

35.6

Gillespie to Ward, no run, short ball defended solidly to ground on the off side

End of over 36 (6 runs) England 133/3

    • IJ Ward 6 (14b)
    • N Hussain 11 (32b 1x4)
    • JN Gillespie 13-3-41-2
36.1

Warne to Hussain, 1 run, pushed out through the off side field

36.2

Warne to Ward, no run, left tossed up outside off stump

36.3

Warne to Ward, no run, tossed up again driving to cover

36.4

Warne to Ward, no run, playing back pushed correctly to mid off

36.5

Warne to Ward, no run, pushing forward defensively goes straight on and keeps low too beats the outside edge

36.6

Warne to Ward, no run, defended down behind point

ohh ahhh back into the attack

End of over 37 (1 run) England 134/3

    • IJ Ward 6 (19b)
    • N Hussain 12 (33b 1x4)
    • SK Warne 7-3-17-1
37.1

McGrath to Hussain, 1 run, pushed out behind square leg

37.2

McGrath to Ward, no run, pushed out to cover

37.3

McGrath to Ward, 1 run, short ball ward waves the bat at a thick edge goes head height to pointing at third slip crashes through his hands and away behind the slips for a single

37.4

McGrath to Hussain, OUT, pitched up cuts back, hussain paids up and the ball obligingly strikes the pad knee high and its on yer bike

N Hussain lbw b McGrath 13 (54m 35b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.14

37.5

McGrath to Stewart, no run, pushed to cover

37.6

McGrath to Stewart, no run, wider Stewart leaves flicks the pad on the way through to the keeper

End of over 38 (2 runs) England 136/4

    • AJ Stewart 0 (2b)
    • IJ Ward 7 (21b)
    • GD McGrath 11-2-34-1
38.1

Warne to Ward, no run, reaching well forward defensively

38.2

Warne to Ward, no run, reaching again drives confidenty this time but not piercing the infield

38.3

Warne to Ward, no run, defends to the off side

38.4

Warne to Ward, no run, defends again

38.5

Warne to Ward, no run, reaching well forward bat with pad

38.6

Warne to Ward, 1 run, worked off legstump down to long leg

End of over 39 (1 run) England 137/4

    • IJ Ward 8 (27b)
    • AJ Stewart 0 (2b)
    • SK Warne 8-3-18-1
39.1

McGrath to Ward, 1 run, driven wide of mid off

39.2

McGrath to Stewart, no run, driven back to the bowler gets a hand on it looks like it will run away for runs but then strikes the nonstriker to bring it to a stop

39.3

McGrath to Stewart, no run, poor ball well wide of off stump

39.4

McGrath to Stewart, 3 runs, getting into his legs a bit races down to long on where a bit of confusion amongst the fielding doesn't allow a fourth

39.5

McGrath to Ward, no run, pushed out to short leg

39.6

McGrath to Ward, 1 run, pushed gently up the on side, confusion between the batsman at it just goes passed the bowling but they do take the single

End of over 40 (5 runs) England 142/4

    • IJ Ward 10 (30b)
    • AJ Stewart 3 (5b)
    • GD McGrath 12-2-39-1
40.1

Warne to Ward, FOUR, tossed up right up becoming a low full toss hit well with a drive mid off manages to get to it but not stop it cleanly still runs away to long off for a boundary well timed

40.2

Warne to Ward, no run, pushed out the on side

40.3

Warne to Ward, FOUR, tossed up again taken on the half volley even better shot straighter meaning mid off can only give it an escort to the boundary

40.4

Warne to Ward, 3 runs, played back worked well out through midwicket for an easy three

40.5

Warne to Stewart, no run, comes forward defending takes the full face of the bat

40.6

Warne to Stewart, no run, coming forward again this one beats the bat takes the pad away on the off side

End of over 41 (11 runs) England 153/4

    • AJ Stewart 3 (7b)
    • IJ Ward 21 (34b 2x4)
    • SK Warne 9-3-29-1
41.1

McGrath to Ward, no run, still around the wicket, angling in, defended down to 4th slip

41.2

McGrath to Ward, 1 run, pushed gently out to midwicket

41.3

McGrath to Stewart, 2 runs, worked out off his pads behind square leg

41.4

McGrath to Stewart, no run, pushed up to mid on

41.5

McGrath to Stewart, no run, punched to mid off

41.6

McGrath to Stewart, no run, slower ball ends up being a looping full toss pitching near the stumps length but well outside off stump, so Stewart ignores it

End of over 42 (3 runs) England 156/4

    • AJ Stewart 5 (11b)
    • IJ Ward 22 (36b 2x4)
    • GD McGrath 13-2-42-1
42.1

Warne to Ward, 1 run, nicely driven wide of cover

42.2

Warne to Stewart, 2 runs, worked through square leg for a comfortable two

42.3

Warne to Stewart, no run, coming well forward beats the outside edge well outside off

42.4

Warne to Stewart, no run, pushed up the on side

call for a replay on a stumping as Stewart went for a big of a slog sweep

42.5

Warne to Stewart, no run, goes down for a big sweep, maybe aiming more like a traditional sweep but drags his backfoot out gets in back in well within time though before Gilchrist breaks the stumps

42.6

Warne to Stewart, no run, full face of the bat very straight back to the bowler

End of over 43 (3 runs) England 159/4

    • AJ Stewart 7 (16b)
    • IJ Ward 23 (37b 2x4)
    • SK Warne 10-3-32-1
43.1

McGrath to Ward, no run, played to cover

43.2

McGrath to Ward, OUT, short lifting ball angling in from around cramps him as he defends with an angled bat under edge crashes into the stumps

IJ Ward b McGrath 23 (50m 39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 58.97

still coming around the wicket to the new lefthander

43.3

McGrath to Afzaal, no run, slower ball thinks twice before defending it up the on side

43.4

McGrath to Afzaal, 2 runs, short ball similar to the one that had ward this one is pushed out through point

43.5

McGrath to Afzaal, no run, driven to mid off

43.6

McGrath to Afzaal, 1 run, short ball pulled down to the deep backward square leg

End of over 44 (3 runs) England 162/5

    • U Afzaal 3 (4b)
    • AJ Stewart 7 (16b)
    • GD McGrath 14-2-45-2
44.1

Warne to Afzaal, 1 run, played wide of mid on

44.2

Warne to Stewart, no run, played to bowler

44.3

Warne to Stewart, 1 run, pushed down behind point

44.4

Warne to Afzaal, no run, comes well forward and wide of off stump padding up loud appeal from just the bowler too far forward

44.5

Warne to Afzaal, no run, defended to mid on

44.6

Warne to Afzaal, no run, tossed up well outside off stump tries to squeeze out on the off side but fails

End of over 45 (2 runs) England 164/5

    • U Afzaal 4 (8b)
    • AJ Stewart 8 (18b)
    • SK Warne 11-3-34-1
45.1

McGrath to Stewart, no run, pushed up the on side back to the bowler

45.2

McGrath to Stewart, FOUR, lovely backfoot drive hit superbly through the covers

45.3

McGrath to Stewart, no run, short ball straighter defended back to the bowler

45.4

McGrath to Stewart, 2 runs, slower ball stewarts drive bobs in the air up the on side passed the bowler

45.5

McGrath to Stewart, no run, guided out to point

45.6

McGrath to Stewart, no run, pushed to mid off

End of over 46 (6 runs) England 170/5

    • AJ Stewart 14 (24b 1x4)
    • U Afzaal 4 (8b)
    • GD McGrath 15-2-51-2
46.1

Warne to Afzaal, OUT, driving away form the body turns back from outside off stump through the gap into off stump

U Afzaal b Warne 4 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

46.2

Warne to White, no run, turns passed the bat

46.3

Warne to White, 1 run, sweeps behind square leg

46.4

Warne to Stewart, no run, chops down on the ball out to cover

46.5

Warne to Stewart, no run, played out behind point

46.6

Warne to Stewart, no run, driven back to the bowler

End of over 47 (1 run) England 171/6

    • AJ Stewart 14 (27b 1x4)
    • C White 1 (2b)
    • SK Warne 12-3-35-2
47.1

Lee to White, no run, loosener wafts gently down legside

47.2

Lee to White, no run, left outside off stump, just outside and maybe just over

47.3

Lee to White, 3 runs, drivne to long off

47.4

Lee to Stewart, no run, punched to cover

47.5

Lee to Stewart, no run, left outside off stump

47.6

Lee to Stewart, no run, played to cover

End of over 48 (3 runs) England 174/6

    • AJ Stewart 14 (30b 1x4)
    • C White 4 (5b)
    • B Lee 8-2-36-0
48.1

Warne to White, no run, wide ball tossed up outside leg stump tries to sweep

48.2

Warne to White, no run, driven to mid off

48.3

Warne to White, OUT, tries to sweep taken on the pad plumb as a plum

C White lbw b Warne 4 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

48.4

Warne to Giles, 1 no ball, digs out a full ball awkwardly

48.4

Warne to Giles, no run, left outside off stump

48.5

Warne to Giles, no run, comes well forward skews off the outside edge away to point

48.6

Warne to Giles, no run, defends to mid on

End of over 49 (1 run) England 175/7

    • AF Giles 0 (4b)
    • AJ Stewart 14 (30b 1x4)
    • SK Warne 13-3-36-3
49.1

Lee to Stewart, no run, pushed out to a diving stop at point

49.2

Lee to Stewart, (no ball) FOUR, lovely lofted straight drive almost smacks the umpire's outstretched arm for the noball no chance of being stopped to the long on boundary

49.2

Lee to Stewart, no run, good yorker dug out back to the bowler well

49.3

Lee to Stewart, 1 run, flicked off his legs down to long leg

slips aplenty for the tailender 6 of them all in a row

49.4

Lee to Giles, FOUR, full ball too far to leg stump pushed with a drive into the vacant on side to the boundary

49.5

Lee to Giles, no run, short ball ducks

49.6

Lee to Giles, no run, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 50 (10 runs) England 185/7

    • AF Giles 4 (7b 1x4)
    • AJ Stewart 19 (34b 2x4)
    • B Lee 9-2-46-0
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