Australia tour of England and Ireland, 2001 / Wicket commentary

The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

Australia won by an innings and 118 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

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

England 2/1   MA Atherton 1* (5b)   JN Gillespie 0.1-0-0-1

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

England 106/2   MA Atherton 48* (82b 8x4)   SK Warne 0.2-0-0-1

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

England 123/3   N Hussain 7* (19b 1x4)   JN Gillespie 10.3-2-34-2

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

England 136/4   IJ Ward 7* (21b)   GD McGrath 10.4-2-34-1

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

England 159/5   AJ Stewart 7* (16b)   GD McGrath 13.2-2-42-2

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

England 170/6   AJ Stewart 14* (24b 1x4)   SK Warne 11.1-3-34-2

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

England 174/7   AJ Stewart 14* (30b 1x4)   SK Warne 12.3-3-35-3

52.2

Warne to Giles, OUT, cuts and thin edges a ball wide outside off stump

AF Giles c †Gilchrist b Warne 7 (16m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

England 191/8   AJ Stewart 19* (43b 2x4)   SK Warne 14.2-4-36-4

52.5

Warne to Gough, OUT, goes the sweep straight to the man at deep square leg, gough following the australian plan to perfection

D Gough c Gillespie b Warne 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 191/9   AJ Stewart 19* (43b 2x4)   SK Warne 14.5-4-36-5

65.3

McGrath to Stewart, OUT, short ball keeps low trying to pull strikes the front pad traps him in front

AJ Stewart lbw b McGrath 65 (130m 82b 9x4 0x6) SR: 79.26

England 294/10   AR Caddick 49* (40b 7x4 1x6)   GD McGrath 17.3-2-67-3
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 23-27, 2001
Australia won by an innings and 25 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Aug 16-20, 2001
England won by 6 wickets
England v Australia at Nottingham - Aug 2-4, 2001
Australia won by 7 wickets
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 19-22, 2001
Australia won by 8 wickets
England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 5-8, 2001
Australia won by an innings and 118 runs
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Jul 9, 2001

England v Australia, 1st npower Test, 5-9 July 2001, Edgbaston , Birmingham

Glenn McGrath in the first Ashes Test of 2001

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Jul 9, 2001

England v Australia, 1st npower Test, 5-9 July 2001, Edgbaston , Birmingham

Darren Gough appeal at Birmingham 2001

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