Australia tour of England and Scotland, 3rd Test: England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 11-15, 2005
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Match drawn
11,12,13,14,15 August 2005 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick c †Gilchrist b Warne 63 196 117 9 0 53.84
41.5 full and spinning a bit, Trescothick goes for the sweep, the ball hits bat, glove, Trescothick's leg and God only knows what else. It then hits Gilchrist on the thigh and pops up in the air and he snatches a catch! 163/2
View dismissal AJ Strauss b Lee 6 43 28 0 0 21.42
9.2 Gone! Slower ball on the off, perfectly pitched up, Strauss is completely flummoxed by the change of pace and plays all over the ball and loses his off stump 26/1
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c McGrath b Katich 166 281 215 20 1 77.20
74.3 Gone! Can you believe it? Vaughan takes a Simon Katich full-toss and hit it straight down Glenn McGrath's throat at long-on! 290/3
View dismissal IR Bell c †Gilchrist b Lee 59 205 155 8 0 38.06
92.1 short one banged in, it's well directed, Bell plays the pull but is late on it, the ball kisses the outside edge and floats up towards Gilchrist who snaffles the catch! 346/6
View dismissal KP Pietersen c sub (BJ Hodge) b Lee 21 50 28 1 0 75.00
86.2 short ball banged in, Kevin Pietersen falls for the old trap, loses his cool and hooks straight to Brad Hodge the substitute fielder on the midwicket boundary 333/4
View dismissal MJ Hoggard b Lee 4 13 10 1 0 40.00
88.6 full, fast, and far too furious for Hoggard! That is a great sight for a fast bowler, the off stump cartwheeling out of the ground! Cracking end to the day's play! 341/5
View dismissal A Flintoff c Langer b Warne 46 93 67 7 0 68.65
109.2 Warne tosses one up a bit more and Flintoff goes for the big hit but can't get hold of it. This one goes straight up in the air and Justin Langer completes the catch 433/7
View dismissal GO Jones b Gillespie 42 86 51 6 0 82.35
110.2 fuller, straighter, on the off, Jones plays away from his body and the ball goes off the inside edge and knocks the off stump out of the ground 434/8
View dismissal AF Giles c Hayden b Warne 0 11 6 0 0 0.00
111.4 well flighted, drifting in, the ball pitches and spins enough to beat the middle of the bat, take the outside edge, and land in Hayden's hands at slip 438/9
SJ Harmison not out 10 13 11 1 0 90.90
View dismissal SP Jones b Warne 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
113.2 tossed up outside the off, a perfectly-pitched leg spinner, Jones goes for the booming drive and is bowled through the gate 444/10
Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 3, nb 15) 27
  Total (all out; 113.2 overs; 503 mins) 444 (3.91 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 25 6 86 0 3.44 (4nb)
View wickets B Lee 27 6 100 4 3.70 (5nb, 2w)
9.2 to Strauss, Gone! Slower ball on the off, perfectly pitched up, Strauss is completely flummoxed by the change of pace and plays all over the ball and loses his off stump 26/1
86.2 to Pietersen, short ball banged in, Kevin Pietersen falls for the old trap, loses his cool and hooks straight to Brad Hodge the substitute fielder on the midwicket boundary 333/4
88.6 to Hoggard, full, fast, and far too furious for Hoggard! That is a great sight for a fast bowler, the off stump cartwheeling out of the ground! Cracking end to the day's play! 341/5
92.1 to Bell, short one banged in, it's well directed, Bell plays the pull but is late on it, the ball kisses the outside edge and floats up towards Gilchrist who snaffles the catch! 346/6
View wicket JN Gillespie 19 2 114 1 6.00 (2nb, 1w)
110.2 to GO Jones, fuller, straighter, on the off, Jones plays away from his body and the ball goes off the inside edge and knocks the off stump out of the ground 434/8
View wickets SK Warne 33.2 5 99 4 2.97 (2nb)
41.5 to Trescothick, full and spinning a bit, Trescothick goes for the sweep, the ball hits bat, glove, Trescothick's leg and God only knows what else. It then hits Gilchrist on the thigh and pops up in the air and he snatches a catch! 163/2
109.2 to Flintoff, Warne tosses one up a bit more and Flintoff goes for the big hit but can't get hold of it. This one goes straight up in the air and Justin Langer completes the catch 433/7
111.4 to Giles, well flighted, drifting in, the ball pitches and spins enough to beat the middle of the bat, take the outside edge, and land in Hayden's hands at slip 438/9
113.2 to SP Jones, tossed up outside the off, a perfectly-pitched leg spinner, Jones goes for the booming drive and is bowled through the gate 444/10
View wicket SM Katich 9 1 36 1 4.00
74.3 to Vaughan, Gone! Can you believe it? Vaughan takes a Simon Katich full-toss and hit it straight down Glenn McGrath's throat at long-on! 290/3
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JL Langer c Bell b Giles 31 76 50 4 0 62.00
15.5 tossed up, on the stumps, Langer jumps down the pitch to drive and inside edges, Ian Bell at short leg takes a great catch one-handed and that is the first Australian wicket 58/1
View dismissal ML Hayden lbw b Giles 34 112 71 5 0 47.88
23.2 tossed up, the ball lands outside the off, in the rough, turns in sharply and Hayden plays back and is hit on the pad. Up goes the crooked finger of Billy Bowden 82/3
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Bell b SP Jones 7 20 12 1 0 58.33
20.1 short ball banged in, that one stops a bit on Ponting and then climbs a bit, Ponting's bat is hung out in an attempt to defend and the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and lobs up to Ian Bell at gully 73/2
View dismissal DR Martyn b Giles 20 71 41 2 0 48.78
35.3 that's a ripper! pitched outside the leg stump and turning across the right-hander, Martyn plays down the wrong line and the off stump is pegged back, Giles continues to impress, Australia five down and looking straight down the barrel! 129/5
View dismissal SM Katich b Flintoff 17 39 28 1 0 60.71
32.1 wicket first ball after drinks!! what a start for England! Flintoff, delivers a good length delivery, angling into Katich, Katich misjudges the line and the length, and shoulders arms, only to see the ball ricochet into the stumps 115/4
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c †GO Jones b SP Jones 30 74 49 4 0 61.22
48.1 full and outside the off, Gilchrist has a nervous poke and the outside edge goes straight to the keeper. caught Jones b Jones and that is an inspired bowling change! 182/6
View dismissal SK Warne c Giles b SP Jones 90 183 122 11 1 73.77
76.2 short ball banged in Warne impulsively hooks, it's hit well but not well enough to clear Giles on the fence. That is a key wicket 287/8
View dismissal MJ Clarke c Flintoff b SP Jones 7 19 18 0 0 38.88
52.3 slower ball, Clarke picks it and tries to thrash it over mid-off but can only find Flintoff 197/7
View dismissal JN Gillespie lbw b SP Jones 26 144 111 1 1 23.42
84.5 good length delivery, swinging in from outside the off stump, Gillespie stands his ground and drives but fails to make contact, ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps and surprisingly umpire Bucknor's finger goes up pretty quickly 302/10
View dismissal B Lee c Trescothick b SP Jones 1 17 16 0 0 6.25
80.4 just short of a good length and outside the off, Lee goes for the drive, the ball swings away late and takes the edge, Marcus Trescothick dives to his left and takes a good catch! 293/9
GD McGrath not out 1 20 4 0 0 25.00
Extras (b 8, lb 7, w 8, nb 15) 38
  Total (all out; 84.5 overs; 393 mins) 302 (3.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  SJ Harmison 10 0 47 0 4.70 (3nb)
  MJ Hoggard 6 2 22 0 3.66
View wicket A Flintoff 20 1 65 1 3.25 (8nb)
32.1 to Katich, wicket first ball after drinks!! what a start for England! Flintoff, delivers a good length delivery, angling into Katich, Katich misjudges the line and the length, and shoulders arms, only to see the ball ricochet into the stumps 115/4
View wickets SP Jones 17.5 6 53 6 2.97 (1nb, 2w)
20.1 to Ponting, short ball banged in, that one stops a bit on Ponting and then climbs a bit, Ponting's bat is hung out in an attempt to defend and the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and lobs up to Ian Bell at gully 73/2
48.1 to Gilchrist, full and outside the off, Gilchrist has a nervous poke and the outside edge goes straight to the keeper. caught Jones b Jones and that is an inspired bowling change! 182/6
52.3 to Clarke, slower ball, Clarke picks it and tries to thrash it over mid-off but can only find Flintoff 197/7
76.2 to Warne, short ball banged in Warne impulsively hooks, it's hit well but not well enough to clear Giles on the fence. That is a key wicket 287/8
80.4 to Lee, just short of a good length and outside the off, Lee goes for the drive, the ball swings away late and takes the edge, Marcus Trescothick dives to his left and takes a good catch! 293/9
84.5 to Gillespie, good length delivery, swinging in from outside the off stump, Gillespie stands his ground and drives but fails to make contact, ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps and surprisingly umpire Bucknor's finger goes up pretty quickly 302/10
View wickets AF Giles 31 4 100 3 3.22 (1w)
15.5 to Langer, tossed up, on the stumps, Langer jumps down the pitch to drive and inside edges, Ian Bell at short leg takes a great catch one-handed and that is the first Australian wicket 58/1
23.2 to Hayden, tossed up, the ball lands outside the off, in the rough, turns in sharply and Hayden plays back and is hit on the pad. Up goes the crooked finger of Billy Bowden 82/3
35.3 to Martyn, that's a ripper! pitched outside the leg stump and turning across the right-hander, Martyn plays down the wrong line and the off stump is pegged back, Giles continues to impress, Australia five down and looking straight down the barrel! 129/5
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick b McGrath 41 71 56 6 0 73.21
15.3 oh dear! short of a good length delivery on the stumps, Trescothick defends but not cleanly, ball rolls back and clips the stumps, McGrath gets one to his name 64/1
View dismissal AJ Strauss c Martyn b McGrath 106 246 158 9 2 67.08
53.3 short one, Strauss goes for the pull, this shot has got him plenty of runs, but not this time, Damien Martyn takes a good catch running in from square-leg! 224/3
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c sub (BJ Hodge) b Lee 14 45 37 2 0 37.83
25.4 short ball, Vaughan goes for the pull and top edges, Brad Hodge, the substitute, runs around at fine-leg and takes a good catch just by the ropes 97/2
View dismissal IR Bell c Katich b McGrath 65 165 103 4 1 63.10
61.1 down the pitch and lofted to deep long-off, Bell tries to accelerate the scoring but only holes out to Simon Katich 264/6
View dismissal KP Pietersen lbw b McGrath 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
53.5 full and very straight, round the stumps and McGrath gets it spot on first up to Pietersen who does not seem to see the ball and is trapped in front for a first-ball duck! 225/4
View dismissal A Flintoff b McGrath 4 20 18 0 0 22.22
59.1 McGrath puts it on the stumps, Flintoff plays a swipe across the line, misses and the furniture is disturbed! 248/5
GO Jones not out 27 15 12 2 2 225.00
AF Giles not out 0 4 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 5, lb 3, w 1, nb 14) 23
  Total (6 wickets dec; 61.5 overs; 288 mins) 280 (4.52 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets GD McGrath 20.5 1 115 5 5.52 (6nb, 1w)
15.3 to Trescothick, oh dear! short of a good length delivery on the stumps, Trescothick defends but not cleanly, ball rolls back and clips the stumps, McGrath gets one to his name 64/1
53.3 to Strauss, short one, Strauss goes for the pull, this shot has got him plenty of runs, but not this time, Damien Martyn takes a good catch running in from square-leg! 224/3
53.5 to Pietersen, full and very straight, round the stumps and McGrath gets it spot on first up to Pietersen who does not seem to see the ball and is trapped in front for a first-ball duck! 225/4
59.1 to Flintoff, McGrath puts it on the stumps, Flintoff plays a swipe across the line, misses and the furniture is disturbed! 248/5
61.1 to Bell, down the pitch and lofted to deep long-off, Bell tries to accelerate the scoring but only holes out to Simon Katich 264/6
View wicket B Lee 12 0 60 1 5.00 (4nb)
25.4 to Vaughan, short ball, Vaughan goes for the pull and top edges, Brad Hodge, the substitute, runs around at fine-leg and takes a good catch just by the ropes 97/2
  SK Warne 25 3 74 0 2.96
  JN Gillespie 4 0 23 0 5.75 (4nb)
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 423 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JL Langer c †GO Jones b Hoggard 14 42 41 3 0 34.14
11.1 what a start! good length delivery outside the off stump, Langer had no option but to play at it, ball clips the edge and goes straight to the keeper, Australia one down! 25/1
View dismissal ML Hayden b Flintoff 36 123 91 5 1 39.56
29.4 bowled'm! good length delivery, pitched outside the leg stump and swinging in, Hayden moves across looking to turn it away on the leg side but fails to make contact, ball crashes into the stumps. Flintoff with the breakthrough 96/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* c †GO Jones b Harmison 156 411 275 16 1 56.72
103.6 short ball banged in and slipping down the leg side, Ponting shapes to play to the on side and can only glove the ball to the keeper and up goes Billy Bowden's crooked finger! 354/9
View dismissal DR Martyn lbw b Harmison 19 53 36 3 0 52.77
42.5 oh dear! thick inside edge onto the pad but umpire Bucknor upholds the lbw appeal - Martyn walks away shaking his head - Australia three down 129/3
View dismissal SM Katich c Giles b Flintoff 12 30 23 2 0 52.17
49.3 this one is pushed through a bit fuller and Katich once again plays at it, this time he is not lucky enough to miss it, off the edge to the slips cordon and Ashley Giles pouches the catch! Big wicket this 165/4
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Bell b Flintoff 4 36 30 0 0 13.33
57.4 And again Freddie Flintoff gets his man, angling in and swinging away late, Gilchrist edges straight to gully and Australia are in deep, deep trouble 182/5
View dismissal MJ Clarke b SP Jones 39 73 63 7 0 61.90
75.2 Colossal blunder from Clarke as Simon Jones bowls an inswinger on the off stump, Clarke just shoulders arms and watches in horror as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground! That is a big wicket 263/6
View dismissal JN Gillespie lbw b Hoggard 0 8 5 0 0 0.00
76.5 full and straight, Gillespie misses, having planted the front foot down the pitch, Hoggard hits. That is in front and the finger goes up 264/7
View dismissal SK Warne c †GO Jones b Flintoff 34 99 69 5 0 49.27
98.2 full and outside the off, Warne nicks it, the ball flies to Strauss at second slip, he misses and the ball goes of his knee, Geraint Jones dives to his right and shows stunning reflexes to catch the ricochet! That is some catching from Jones 340/8
B Lee not out 18 44 25 4 0 72.00
GD McGrath not out 5 17 9 1 0 55.55
Extras (b 5, lb 8, w 1, nb 20) 34
  Total (9 wickets; 108 overs; 474 mins) 371 (3.43 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets SJ Harmison 22 4 67 2 3.04 (4nb, 1w)
42.5 to Martyn, oh dear! thick inside edge onto the pad but umpire Bucknor upholds the lbw appeal - Martyn walks away shaking his head - Australia three down 129/3
103.6 to Ponting, short ball banged in and slipping down the leg side, Ponting shapes to play to the on side and can only glove the ball to the keeper and up goes Billy Bowden's crooked finger! 354/9
View wickets MJ Hoggard 13 0 49 2 3.76 (6nb)
11.1 to Langer, what a start! good length delivery outside the off stump, Langer had no option but to play at it, ball clips the edge and goes straight to the keeper, Australia one down! 25/1
76.5 to Gillespie, full and straight, Gillespie misses, having planted the front foot down the pitch, Hoggard hits. That is in front and the finger goes up 264/7
  AF Giles 26 4 93 0 3.57
  MP Vaughan 5 0 21 0 4.20
View wickets A Flintoff 25 6 71 4 2.84 (9nb)
29.4 to Hayden, bowled'm! good length delivery, pitched outside the leg stump and swinging in, Hayden moves across looking to turn it away on the leg side but fails to make contact, ball crashes into the stumps. Flintoff with the breakthrough 96/2
49.3 to Katich, this one is pushed through a bit fuller and Katich once again plays at it, this time he is not lucky enough to miss it, off the edge to the slips cordon and Ashley Giles pouches the catch! Big wicket this 165/4
57.4 to Gilchrist, And again Freddie Flintoff gets his man, angling in and swinging away late, Gilchrist edges straight to gully and Australia are in deep, deep trouble 182/5
98.2 to Warne, full and outside the off, Warne nicks it, the ball flies to Strauss at second slip, he misses and the ball goes of his knee, Geraint Jones dives to his right and shows stunning reflexes to catch the ricochet! That is some catching from Jones 340/8
View wicket SP Jones 17 3 57 1 3.35
75.2 to Clarke, Colossal blunder from Clarke as Simon Jones bowls an inswinger on the off stump, Clarke just shoulders arms and watches in horror as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground! That is a big wicket 263/6

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series level 1-1
Player of the match - RT Ponting (Australia)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and SA Bucknor (West Indies)
TV umpire - NJ Llong
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Close of play
  • Thu, 11 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 341/5 (IR Bell 59*, 89 ov)
  • Fri, 12 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 214/7 (SK Warne 45*, JN Gillespie 4*, 56 ov)
  • Sat, 13 Aug - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 264/7 (SK Warne 78*, JN Gillespie 7*, 70 ov)
  • Sun, 14 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 24/0 (JL Langer 14*, ML Hayden 5*, 10 ov)
  • Mon, 15 Aug - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 371/9 (108 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • 4th Umpire - JH Evans
    • England 50 in 15.1 overs
    • England 100 in 26.4 overs
    • Trescothick 50 in 90 balls, 7x4
    • Vaughan 50 in 61 balls, 6x4
    • England 150 in 37.4 overs
    • England 200 in 54.5 overs
    • Vaughan 100 in 206 mins off 163 balls, 11x4
    • England 250 in 68.6 overs
    • Vaughan 150 in 202 balls, 18x4, 1x6
    • England 1st innings: 1x5 ball over (70th over - SK Warne's 19th over, called by umpire Bowden)
    • England 300 in 78.1 overs
    • Bell 50 in 135 balls, 6x4
    • England 350 in 92.6 overs
    • England 400 in 104.6 overs
    • Australia 50 in 12.5 overs
    • Australia 100 in 28.1 overs
    • Australia 150 in 42.1 overs
    • Australia 200 in 53.4 overs
    • Start delayed due to rain, play started at 15:00 GMT
    • Warne 50 in 70 balls, 6x4 1x6
    • Australia 250 in 66.4 overs
    • Australia 1st innings: 1x7 ball over (77th over - SP Jones's 14th over, called by umpire Steve Bucknor)
    • Australia 300 in 84.2 overs
    • Score at Lunch: England 26/0 in 8 overs (Strauss 11*, Trescothick 12*)
    • England 50 in 12.2 overs
    • England 100 in 26.2 overs
    • Strauss 50 in 89 balls, 5x4, 1x6
    • Score at Tea: England 128/2 in 35 overs (Strauss 57*, Bell 8*)
    • England 150 in 41.5 overs
    • England 200 in 48.3 overs
    • Strauss 100 in 238 mins off 154 balls, 9x4, 2x6
    • Bell 50 in 81 balls, 3x4, 1x6
    • England 250 in 59.2 overs
    • Australia 50 in 17.6 overs
    • Australia 100 in 31.1 overs
    • Ponting 50 in 103 balls, 4x4, 1x6
    • Australia 150 in 46.5 overs
    • Australia 200 in 60.6 overs
    • RT Ponting 100 in 249 mins off 169 balls, 10x4, 1x6
    • Australia 250 in 71.3 overs
    • Ponting 150 in 246 balls, 380 mts, 15x4, 1x6
 
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