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

9.3

Lee to Vaughan, 1 run, just short of a good length and angling into the pads, bunted to the on side for a single to get off the mark

England 27/1   MP Vaughan 1* (1b)

10.1

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, fullish and on the off, just a hint of inswing, Vaughan defends carefully to the off side

10.2

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, once again on the off and the ball threatens to come in but doesn't quite do that, defended carefully

10.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, played back down the pitch

10.4

McGrath to Vaughan, 1 run, outside the off this time and Vaughan can open the face of the bat and runs the ball down to third-man

England 29/1   MP Vaughan 2* (5b)

11.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a driving length and angling into the pads, worked to the on side

11.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, 2 runs, just short of a length and outside the off, played defensively through gully for a couple of runs

11.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, quicker, fuller, on the off stump, defended with care

11.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, just short of a length and outside the off, Vaughan dabs it past the slips cordon to the third-man boundary

11.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, good length ball on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

11.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, and another one disappears to the vacant third-man region for a boundary. One suspects that gap will be plugged soon enough

England 39/1   MP Vaughan 12* (11b 2x4)

12.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, good length ball on the off, a touch of late movement in to the batsman, defended back down the pitch

12.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, pushed through a bit fuller and outside the off, Vaughan shoulders arms and lets the ball go through to the keeper

12.5

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, good length ball on the off, Vaughan is very watchful in defence

12.6

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, short of a length and outside the off, the ball jags back in to the batsman who defends awkwardly

England 40/1   MP Vaughan 12* (15b 2x4)

14.1

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, driven back to McGrath who bends in his follow-through and fields

14.2

McGrath to Vaughan, 4 runs, just short of a length and outside the off, Vaughan stands tall and punches through cover off the back foot, desperate attempt to save the boundary by Brad Hodge but the batsmen run four anyway

14.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, left alone

14.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, on the off this time and shaping in late, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

14.5

McGrath to Vaughan, 1 run, on the pads this time and Vaughan tucks the ball to the leg side for a single

England 49/1   MP Vaughan 17* (20b 2x4)

15.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, 2 runs, just short of a length and outside the off, Vaughan rocks onto the back foot and squeezes the ball through cover-point for a couple that brings up the England 50

15.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, 2 runs, on the pads this time and Vaughan has no trouble working th eball through midwicket

15.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, 1 run, just short of a good length and on the pads, Vaughan works the ball just behind square on the leg side and takes off for a quick single

England 54/1   MP Vaughan 22* (23b 2x4)

16.1

Lee to Vaughan, 3 runs, fullish and on the pads, Vaughan flicks well, the ball is in the air for a bit but placed well away from the midwicket fielder

England 61/1   MP Vaughan 25* (24b 2x4)

17.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, worked down to fine-leg for a single

17.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, short of a length and outside the off, a hint of away movement, Vaughan thinks about playing but bails out at the last moment

17.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, good length ball on the pads, rapped on the thigh pad as Vaughan flicks and misses, the ball dribbles down to the wicket-keeper

17.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and outside the off, driven well but straight to short cover

17.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and on the pads, tucked to the on side

England 67/1   MP Vaughan 26* (29b 2x4)

19.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, just short of a length and outside the off, Vaughan stands tall, gets the balance just right and drives beautifully off the back foot through cover

19.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, fuller and outside the off, left alone

19.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, fullish and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

England 75/1   MP Vaughan 30* (32b 3x4)

21.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, Vaughan opens the face of the bat ever so slightly and runs the ball down to point

21.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, short and just wide enough for Vaughan to rock back and thrash that one through gully. Not the best bowling here and Vaughan looks in ominously good form

21.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and outside the off, driven to point

21.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and this time the line is better - on the off stump - defended

21.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, once again a bit of width outside the off and Vaughan cashes in. Excellent back-foot cover drive. This is vintage Michael Vaughan

21.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, 1 run, over pitched and on the pads, tucked away to fine-leg for a single to end the over

England 88/1   MP Vaughan 39* (38b 5x4)

22.1

Lee to Vaughan, 1 run, clipped to the on side for a single

22.2

Lee to Vaughan, no run, full and outside the off, Vaughan drives elegantly but finds the man at point

22.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, dug in short, on the stumps, played down with deft hands and a soft touch

22.4

Lee to Vaughan, no run, Lee straining for the yorker, slipping down leg side, well stopped by Gilchrist

22.5

Lee to Vaughan, (no ball) 1 run, short one outside off, Vaughan drops it to his feet and the batsmen scamper a single

England 93/1   MP Vaughan 41* (43b 5x4)

23.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, left alone

23.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, and once again banged in a bit short, width outside the off, Vaughan goes for a big cut shot but misses

23.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, slightly fuller and outside the off, a hint of away movement, left alone to the keeper

23.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, Vaughan defends carefully back down the pitch

23.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, good length ball on the stumps, defended to the leg side

23.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and outside the off stump, left alone. A maiden over after some time here

England 93/1   MP Vaughan 41* (49b 5x4)

25.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and on the stumps, driven to the leg side

25.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, Vaughan gets right behind the line of the ball and defends well

25.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, 1 no ball, just short of a length and on the off, defended carefully

25.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, short of a good length and on the off, defended towards the off side

25.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, driven on the up, off the back foot, back to the bowler

25.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, Vaughan covers the line well and defends with bat held close to pad

25.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and a bit of width outside the off, cut to point

England 94/1   MP Vaughan 41* (56b 5x4)

28.1

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, fullish and outside the off, swinging in a touch, late, left alone

28.2

McGrath to Vaughan, FOUR, Dropped! short and a bit of width, Vaughan slashes at it and Gilchrist lunges across to his right but can only parry the ball over Shane Warne at first slip

28.3

McGrath to Vaughan, (no ball) 2 runs, Bowled him! And it's a no-ball! Michael Vaughan living a charmed life here! It really is all happening at Old Trafford

28.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, driven to cover

28.4

McGrath to Vaughan, 3 runs, eased to third-man and that is 50 for the England captain

England 120/1   MP Vaughan 50* (61b 6x4)

29.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, 1 run, full and on the off, driven wide of mid-on

29.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, driven back to the off side

29.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, 1 run, worked through the on side and Vaughan now really gets to 50! Such confusion at Old Trafford!

England 123/1   MP Vaughan 52* (64b 6x4)

30.1

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, fullish and on the off, driven to mid-on

30.2

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to cover

30.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, just short of driving length and outside the off, prodded to cover

30.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, left well alone this time around

30.5

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, full and outside the off, this one keeps a bit low and bounces twice before reaching Gilchrist

30.6

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, defended back to McGrath

England 123/1   MP Vaughan 50* (70b 6x4)

31.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, fuller and on the off, a hint of away swing, defended to cover

31.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, fast yorker fired in but it's slipping down the leg side, struck on the pad

31.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, 3 runs, full once more and again slanting in to the pads, Vaughan can whip the ball past the man at short midwicket and there are runs to be had

England 128/1   MP Vaughan 53* (73b 6x4)

32.1

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and on the off, moving in a touch, defence played and missed, rapped high on the pad

32.2

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, driven firmly but straight on to Trescothick's bat

32.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, full and on the stumps, slower ball, Vaughan watches it late and works the ball to the leg side

32.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, yorker on off stump, Vaughan keeps that one out carefully

32.5

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

32.6

McGrath to Vaughan, 1 no ball, another no-ball, and this one jags back in from outside the off stump, defended back down the pitch

32.6

McGrath to Vaughan, 1 run, full and on the stumps, nudged to the leg side for a single

England 130/1   MP Vaughan 54* (80b 6x4)

33.1

Warne to Vaughan, no run, tossed up and on the middle and leg stump, defended back down the pitch

33.2

Warne to Vaughan, 2 runs, leg-stump full-toss, Vaughan flicks well down to fine-leg for a brace

33.3

Warne to Vaughan, no run, just outside the leg stump, pushed through quicker, defended

33.4

Warne to Vaughan, no run, again pitching just outside leg and spinning a bit, defended back down the pitch

33.5

Warne to Vaughan, no run, on the off this time and spinning away, driven to mid-off

33.6

Warne to Vaughan, 1 run, down the leg side and swept away for a single

England 133/1   MP Vaughan 57* (86b 6x4)

34.1

McGrath to Vaughan, FOUR, just short of a length and enough width outside the off for Vaughan to get on the back foot and ease the ball to the vacant third-man region for a boundary

34.2

McGrath to Vaughan, FOUR, slightly fuller this time but Vaughan can still play off the back foot - it's a gorgeous cover drive! This is Vaughan at his best

34.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, swinging in late, but not sharply, defended back to the on side

34.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, on the stumps again, clipped to the leg side

34.5

McGrath to Vaughan, 1 run, full and on the stumps, McGrath getting the ball to move in nicely, Vaughan on-drives and Brett Lee mis-fields

England 142/1   MP Vaughan 66* (91b 8x4)

35.1

Warne to Vaughan, 1 run, full and outside the leg stump, Vaughan dances down the pitch and flicks

35.3

Warne to Vaughan, no run, straight one on the stumps, defended carefully

35.4

Warne to Vaughan, 1 run, slightly short of a length and outside the off, punched through cover

England 145/1   MP Vaughan 68* (94b 8x4)

36.1

Lee to Vaughan, no run, fullish and on the off, a hint of reverse swing there, Vaughan drives back down the wicket and hits the stumps at the bowler's end

36.2

Lee to Vaughan, no run, good pacy yorker on target, the ball is definitely reverse swinging here, driven well to the on side

36.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended carefully

36.4

Lee to Vaughan, no run, banged in a touch short, the ball climbs a bit but Vaughan can get on top of it and defend

36.5

Lee to Vaughan, no run, another yorker tried, again Vaughan is up to defending

36.6

Lee to Vaughan, no run, just short of driving length and on the off, defended back down the pitch

England 149/1   MP Vaughan 68* (100b 8x4)

37.5

Warne to Vaughan, 1 run, on the pads, Vaughan flicks it away through square-leg

England 151/1   MP Vaughan 69* (101b 8x4)

38.1

Lee to Vaughan, no run, quick short one banged in, Vaughan ducks under it and leaves it alone to the keeper

38.2

Lee to Vaughan, no run, another short one, this time down the leg side and left alone with ease

38.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, full and outside the off, late swing in, driven to point

38.4

Lee to Vaughan, no run, full and down the leg side, flick played and missed

38.5

Lee to Vaughan, 1 run, driven hard but Ponting at short-cover dives and fields

England 152/1   MP Vaughan 70* (106b 8x4)

39.1

Warne to Vaughan, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off, driven through cover off the back foot

39.4

Warne to Vaughan, FOUR, short and a bit of width, sits up and says 'Spank me!' Vaughan obliges

39.5

Warne to Vaughan, no run, fuller and quicker, Vaughan plays and misses

39.6

Warne to Vaughan, no run, defended back down the pitch

England 162/1   MP Vaughan 75* (110b 9x4)

41.1

Warne to Vaughan, no run, outside the off, left alone

41.2

Warne to Vaughan, no run, flat and on the pads, defended with bat very close to pad

41.3

Warne to Vaughan, no run, fuller and quicker, floated through, a bit of drift, defended back down the pitch

41.4

Warne to Vaughan, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, clipped down to fine-leg

England 163/1   MP Vaughan 76* (114b 9x4)

42.1

Lee to Vaughan, 1 run, short ball that climbs on Vaughan but is slipping down the leg side, Vaughan gets on top of that and works the ball down to fine-leg

England 164/2   MP Vaughan 77* (115b 9x4)

43.1

Warne to Vaughan, no run, full and floated down the leg side, kicked away

43.2

Warne to Vaughan, no run, well down the leg side, kicked away

43.3

Warne to Vaughan, 2 runs, down the leg side once more and clipped down towards fine-leg for a couple of runs

43.4

Warne to Vaughan, no run, flatter this time and on the pads, kicked away easily

43.5

Warne to Vaughan, no run, flat again and on the pads, kicked away

43.6

Warne to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off this time so Vaughan gets the foot out of the way and defends with a straight bat

England 166/2   MP Vaughan 79* (121b 9x4)

44.2

Lee to Vaughan, no run, short ball banged in from Lee, but it is poorly directed and does not test Vaughan who can easily sway inside the line of the ball and let it sail harmlessly through to Gilchrist

44.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, another short one, another effort ball from Lee who lets out a Monica Seles style grunt when delivering, but again it's a waste of energy as Vaughan ducks

44.4

Lee to Vaughan, 2 runs, fuller this time and on the stumps, Vaughan waits on it nicely and punches it off the back foot through midwicket for a couple of runs

44.5

Lee to Vaughan, FOUR, down the leg side this time and Vaughan has no trouble moving across his stumps and flicking the ball off his hips to the fine-leg boundary

44.6

Lee to Vaughan, no run, over pitched and outside the off, driven hard to cover

England 173/2   MP Vaughan 85* (126b 10x4)

46.1

Katich to Vaughan, no run, tossed up and outside the off, driven well but to the man at mid-off

46.2

Katich to Vaughan, no run, outside the off and spinning in to the right-handed Vaughan, defended to the off side

46.3

Katich to Vaughan, no run, pushed in quicker and on the stumps, well dug out

46.4

Katich to Vaughan, no run, flatter and quicker, a bit of turn and a bit of dip, Vaughan carefully defends to the leg side

46.5

Katich to Vaughan, no run, tossed up and on the off, slower through the air and the ball spins a bit more, defended with bat held close to pad

46.6

Katich to Vaughan, 2 runs, a bit too full and outside the off, Vaughan works it through square-leg with a flick of the wrists and is able to take the first one fast enough and come back for a second

England 175/2   MP Vaughan 87* (132b 10x4)

47.5

Warne to Vaughan, no run, flat and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

47.6

Warne to Vaughan, no run, outside the off and floated in, Vaughan defends carefully towards cover-point

England 176/2   MP Vaughan 87* (134b 10x4)

48.4

Katich to Vaughan, no run, full and outside the off, pushed tentatively to silly mid-off

48.5

Katich to Vaughan, 1 run, just short of a good length and on the pads, hurdled to fine-leg for a single

England 182/2   MP Vaughan 88* (136b 10x4)

50.1

Katich to Vaughan, no run, tossed up outside the off, a bit of turn, driven hard but off the inside edge to the leg side

50.2

Katich to Vaughan, no run, low full toss outside the off, driven to mid-on

50.3

Katich to Vaughan, 1 run, slightly shorter this time, Vaughan can go back and work the ball through square-leg

England 186/2   MP Vaughan 89* (139b 10x4)

51.1

Warne to Vaughan, 2 runs, squeezed past the slip fielder and Michael Vaughan gets a couple of runs that takes his score in to the 90s

51.2

Warne to Vaughan, no run, flat and on the pads, Vaughan pats it back down the pitch

51.3

Warne to Vaughan, 1 run, down the pitch, a bit of room and eased through cover

England 189/2   MP Vaughan 92* (142b 10x4)

52.1

Katich to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, played back to Katich

52.2

Katich to Vaughan, no run, low full-toss outside the off, driven to cover

52.3

Katich to Vaughan, no run, full once more and on the off, worked to the on side

52.4

Katich to Vaughan, no run, well outside the off, defended carefully

52.5

Katich to Vaughan, 1 run, on the off and Vaughan can put it just wide enough of mid-on to pinch a single

England 194/2   MP Vaughan 93* (147b 10x4)

53.1

Warne to Vaughan, no run, full and far down the leg side, Warne from round the wicket into the rough, padded away

53.2

Warne to Vaughan, no run, big ripper from the rough, Vaughan takes that one on the thigh and the ball gets stuck between his legs

53.3

Warne to Vaughan, no run, slightly short and a bit of width, cut well but straight to cover

53.4

Warne to Vaughan, no run, another big spinning leg break from far outside the off, Vaughan ends up defending it on off stump

53.5

Warne to Vaughan, 1 leg bye, full and on the pads once more, off the boot to the leg side for a leg-bye

England 195/2   MP Vaughan 93* (152b 10x4)

54.1

McGrath to Vaughan, 1 run, just short of a good length and on the off, coming in to McGrath a touch, played down to the off side with soft hands and Bell sees the opportunity for a quick single and the batsmen cross over

54.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

54.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, fullish and outside the off stump, driven to point

54.5

McGrath to Vaughan, 1 run, squeezed down to third-man to being up the England 200

England 200/2   MP Vaughan 95* (156b 10x4)

55.1

Warne to Vaughan, FOUR, full toss outside leg stump, Michael Vaughan sees it early, puts it away through square-leg and gets to 99

55.2

Warne to Vaughan, no run, full and fired in outside the leg stump, kicked away

55.3

Warne to Vaughan, no run, once again wide of the leg stump and spinning in, kicked away

55.4

Warne to Vaughan, no run, again into the rough outside the leg stump and again kicked away

55.5

Warne to Vaughan, no run, and again, Warne testing Vaughan's patience, outside the leg stump, padded away

55.6

Warne to Vaughan, no run, fuller and on the stumps, defended towards mid-off but no chance of a run there either

England 204/2   MP Vaughan 99* (162b 11x4)

56.3

McGrath to Vaughan, 3 runs, There it is! Century for Michael Vaughan. That is the first 100 of this Ashes series! fullish and on the stumps, Vaughan drives through midwicket

England 209/2   MP Vaughan 102* (163b 11x4)

57.1

Warne to Vaughan, no run, full and fired down the leg side, kicked away

57.2

Warne to Vaughan, no run, short of a length and on the stumps, punched off the back foot to mid-off

57.3

Warne to Vaughan, no run, on the stumps this time and turning away, defended carefully

57.4

Warne to Vaughan, no run, down the leg side and full, again kicked away

57.5

Warne to Vaughan, no run, again outside the leg stump and big spin from the rough, kicked away

57.6

Warne to Vaughan, 1 run, down the pitch and eased inside-out through cover

England 210/2   MP Vaughan 103* (169b 11x4)

58.1

McGrath to Vaughan, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, slanted down to third-man for a single

England 211/2   MP Vaughan 104* (170b 11x4)

59.1

Warne to Vaughan, no run

59.2

Warne to Vaughan, no run, fast leg break from round the wicket into the pad, kicked away

59.3

Warne to Vaughan, FOUR, too short this time and Vaughan does not miss out. He goes back and puts the ball away through midwicket

59.4

Warne to Vaughan, no run, and normal service resumes, flat and in to the pads, kicked away

59.5

Warne to Vaughan, no run, once again kicked away easily

59.6

Warne to Vaughan, no run, a bit of turn from the rough but Vaughan can go back and pad

England 215/2   MP Vaughan 108* (176b 12x4)

61.1

Warne to Vaughan, no run, kicked away to short-leg

61.2

Warne to Vaughan, 2 runs, slightly shorter and on the pads, tucked away through square-leg

61.3

Warne to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, driven off the back foot to cover

61.4

Warne to Vaughan, no run, flat and on the pads, kicked away

61.5

Warne to Vaughan, no run, ditto

61.6

Warne to Vaughan, no run, on the off and fuller, defended

England 217/2   MP Vaughan 110* (182b 12x4)

63.1

Warne to Vaughan, 3 runs, too short from Warne and Vaughan can go back and pull through square-leg

England 220/2   MP Vaughan 113* (183b 12x4)

64.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and down the leg side, left alone to the keeper

64.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, SIX, short ball outside the off, no real pace or bounce, Vaughan picks it early and pulls with authority for six over midwicket!

64.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, fullish and outside the off, steered past the keeper to the third-man fence

64.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, very full and on the pads, clipped to mid-on

64.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, short and a bit of width, cut hard but to point

64.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, short of a good length and on the stumps, sliding down the leg side, defended

England 231/2   MP Vaughan 123* (189b 13x4 1x6)

66.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, 2 runs, again down the leg side from Gillespie, who has been disappointing, to say the least, worked away through square-leg

66.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, another one on the pads, Gillespie losing the plot here, picked off for another boundary through midwicket

66.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, 1 run, and yet another one on the pads, heaved round the corner to fine-leg

England 238/2   MP Vaughan 130* (192b 14x4 1x6)

67.1

Warne to Vaughan, 1 run, full and outside the leg stump, paddled to Gillespie at fine-leg

England 239/2   MP Vaughan 131* (193b 14x4 1x6)

68.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, Sorry to say this, but more terrible bowling from Gillespie, down the leg stump, easy pickings for Vaughan who dispatches the ball to the square-leg fence

68.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and so far down the leg side with time that Vaughan can't reach it

68.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, 1 run, fullish and on the off, Vaughan drives and inside edges the ball back on to pad

68.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, 1 run, finally Gillespie gets one outside the off stump, played down to third-man for a single

England 248/2   MP Vaughan 137* (197b 15x4 1x6)

69.1

Warne to Vaughan, (no ball) FOUR, short and wide, half-tracker, and a no-ball to boot, cut away with ease

69.1

Warne to Vaughan, no run, Dropped! Vaughan goes after another one and the edge flies to Hayden at slip and he floors it! What is happening with Australia today?

69.2

Warne to Vaughan, 1 run, squeezed past point

England 258/2   MP Vaughan 142* (200b 16x4 1x6)

70.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, half-volley on the off stump, Vaughan plays the copybook off-drive, Vaughan is in some form here

70.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, now one the other side of the field, on-driven in fine style through midwicket to bring up the 150!

70.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, short one this time and a fine pull, Vaughan loves that shot and it is a hat-trick of fours as the ball disappears to the midwicket fence

70.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full this time and once more slanting in to the pads, flicked to square-leg

70.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, 2 runs, full again and on the pads, driven wide of McGrath at mid-on who fields and throws so badly that the overthrow is conceded

70.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, fullish and on the off, played down to point, Vaughan thinks about a single and goes down the pitch but is sent back by Bell

England 272/2   MP Vaughan 156* (206b 19x4 1x6)

71.6

Warne to Vaughan, no run, on the stumps, driven to mid-off

England 275/2   MP Vaughan 156* (207b 19x4 1x6)

72.3

Katich to Vaughan, no run, on the off and straightening after pitching, defended

72.4

Katich to Vaughan, FOUR, down the pitch and effortlessly lofted over midwicket, the placement is good and the ball runs down to the midwicket fence

72.5

Katich to Vaughan, 2 runs, outside the off this time, Vaughan slides it past slip

72.6

Katich to Vaughan, 1 run, this time sent to square-leg for a single

England 283/2   MP Vaughan 163* (211b 20x4 1x6)

73.1

Warne to Vaughan, no run, short and a bit of width, cut hard but just short of the fielder at point

73.2

Warne to Vaughan, 2 runs, low full-toss on the leg stump, whipped through midwicket

73.3

Warne to Vaughan, 1 run, quicker ball, stays a bit low, Vaughan works it through square-leg

England 286/2   MP Vaughan 166* (214b 20x4 1x6)

74.3

Katich to Vaughan, OUT, Gone! Can you believe it? Vaughan takes a Simon Katich full-toss and hit it straight down Glenn McGrath's throat at long-on!

MP Vaughan c McGrath b Katich 166 (281m 215b 20x4 1x6) SR: 77.20

England 290/3   MP Vaughan 166 (215b 20x4 1x6)
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Sep 8-12, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Aug 25-28, 2005
England won by 3 wickets
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 11-15, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Birmingham - Aug 4-7, 2005
England won by 2 runs
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Aug 28, 2005

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Aleem Dar and Steve Bucknor chew the cud

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

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