Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 3rd Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

92.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short one banged in once more, Lee working up a good head of steam here, Jones ducks hastily under it

92.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, Jones defends watchfully

92.4

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short ball down the leg side, left alone to the keeper

92.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, full and on the off, just a hint of swing in to the batsman, defended

92.6

Lee to GO Jones, FOUR, fullish and outside the off, a streaky edge past second slip gets Jones off the mark and England to 350

England 350/6   GO Jones 4* (5b 1x4)

94.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run, on the stumps, not particularly full from Lee, defended

94.2

Lee to GO Jones, FOUR, outside the off and the ball is once again squeezed through the slips cordon to that vacant third-man region

94.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short ball banged in, left alone

94.4

Lee to GO Jones, no run, fuller this time and on the stumps, a slower ball as well, defended carefully

94.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short ball banged in once more, again Jones is happy to duck as there are two men out for the hook and pull

94.6

Lee to GO Jones, no run, fuller this time and Jones is up to defending

England 358/6   GO Jones 8* (11b 2x4)

96.1

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, short one dug in, climbing towards Jones's rib cage, fended down to the leg side for a run

England 359/6   GO Jones 9* (12b 2x4)

98.1

Lee to GO Jones, 1 no ball, full and outside the off, driven to cover where Hodge fields well

98.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, played off the back foot to cover

98.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, driven to cover once more off the back foot

98.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, full and outside the off this time, left alone to the keeper

98.4

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, back of a length and just drifting on to the pads, worked through midwicket

England 367/6   GO Jones 10* (17b 2x4)

99.1

McGrath to GO Jones, 1 run, a bit of width outside the off and Jones unveils the flashing cut, Katich cleans up on the cover-point fence

99.3

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, full and on the stumps, worked away to the leg side

99.4

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

99.5

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, back of a length and outside the off, punched to point

99.6

McGrath to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, a hint of inswing, Jones waits on it and defends

England 369/6   GO Jones 11* (22b 2x4)

100.2

Lee to GO Jones, 2 runs, full and on the off, driven through the on side for a single

100.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, defended to the on side

100.4

Lee to GO Jones, no run, full one on the stumps and there is a hint of inswing, defended to the leg side

100.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length this time and Jones goes back and defends

100.6

Lee to GO Jones, 2 runs, fullish and on the off, punched back past the bowler for a couple

England 374/6   GO Jones 15* (27b 2x4)

101.2

Warne to GO Jones, no run, tossed up and on the pads, Jones comes down the pitch and defends

101.3

Warne to GO Jones, no run, flat and on the pads, defended back down the pitch

101.4

Warne to GO Jones, no run, down the pitch and Jones gets himself in a bit of a tangle and almost misses the ball

101.5

Warne to GO Jones, no run, drifter on the stumps, defended carefully

101.6

Warne to GO Jones, no run, once again Jones thinks about coming down the pitch but holds himself back and lets the ball go

England 375/6   GO Jones 15* (32b 2x4)

102.4

Lee to GO Jones, FOUR, low full-toss to begin with, Jones is ready for it and punches the ball back past the bowler for a boundary. Easy pickings

102.5

Lee to GO Jones, 1 wide, short ball banged in to follow the full toss, it is quite high over the batsman's head and a wide is called

102.5

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, played towards cover with soft hands for a single

England 382/6   GO Jones 20* (34b 3x4)

103.1

Warne to GO Jones, no run, full and on the middle and leg, pushed through quick, pad and then bat, loud shout for the lbw, turned down by Billy Bowden

103.2

Warne to GO Jones, no run, full and on the stumps, defended

103.3

Warne to GO Jones, FOUR, tossed up and Jones comes down the pitch.. He does not quite get to the pitch of the ball but manages to smear it well over mid-on for a boundary

103.4

Warne to GO Jones, 1 run, on the pads this time and quite full, worked to the on side for a single

England 387/6   GO Jones 25* (38b 4x4)

104.5

Lee to GO Jones, 2 runs, just short of a length and outside the off, good forcing shot off the back foot from Jones

104.6

Lee to GO Jones, FOUR, full-toss outside the off from round the wicket, Jones just uses the pace of the ball and eases it through cover

England 401/6   GO Jones 31* (40b 5x4)

105.4

Warne to GO Jones, 1 run, a bit short and a bit wide, cut well through cover

England 405/6   GO Jones 32* (41b 5x4)

106.1

Gillespie to GO Jones, 1 run, short ball on the off, no real pace or bounce, easily pulled to the sweeper on the leg-side fence

106.3

Gillespie to GO Jones, 1 run, full and outside the off, driven through cover

England 414/6   GO Jones 34* (43b 5x4)

107.4

Warne to GO Jones, 1 run, this time it is played square of the wicket for a single

England 421/6   GO Jones 35* (44b 5x4)

108.1

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, short and a bit of width, cut down to point

108.2

Gillespie to GO Jones, FOUR, just short of a length and outside the off, Jones guides th eball to third-man, Justin Langer gets stuck, slips and the ball goes to the boundary to bring up Gillespie's 100

108.3

Gillespie to GO Jones, 1 run, just short of a good length and outside the off, played down to third-man

England 428/6   GO Jones 40* (47b 6x4)

109.1

Warne to GO Jones, 1 run, tossed up and outside the off, eased through cover

109.3

Warne to GO Jones, 1 run, full and on the pads, tickled down top fine-leg

England 434/7   GO Jones 42* (49b 6x4)

110.1

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, played at and missed, through to the keeper

110.2

Gillespie to GO Jones, OUT, 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

GO Jones b Gillespie 42 (86m 51b 6x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

England 434/8   GO Jones 42 (51b 6x4)
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England v Australia at The Oval - Sep 8-12, 2005
Match drawn
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England won by 3 wickets
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Match drawn
England v Australia at Birmingham - Aug 4-7, 2005
England won by 2 runs
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Australia won by 239 runs
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Aug 28, 2005

Aleem Dar and Steve Bucknor chew the cud, England v Australia, 4th Test, Nottingham, August 28, 2005

Aleem Dar and Steve Bucknor chew the cud

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Aug 15, 2005

Ricky Ponting is beaten, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Old Trafford, 5th day, August 15, 2005

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