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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
1.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper, decent bounce and carry to the keeper

1.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, pushed through quicker and fuller, Lee warming up here, Strauss leaves it alone as it is outside the off

1.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, driven towards the off side with an angled bat. Lee now up to 89 MPH

1.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, Lee goes for the yorker, he has got Strauss this way in the past, Strauss is up to it and digs the ball out

1.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, played down to gully with soft hands

1.6

Lee to Strauss, 2 runs, on the pads this time, Strauss clips it down to fine-leg to get off the mark

England 6/0   AJ Strauss 2* (6b)
2.2

McGrath to Strauss, 1 run, short ball but slipping down the leg side, Strauss gets on top of it nicely and tucks it away down to fine-leg

England 10/0   AJ Strauss 3* (7b)
3.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, quick one just outside the off, just short of a good length, left alone to the keeper

3.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, short ball banged in and that climbs quite a bit, Strauss can easily duck under the ball

3.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, just short of a driving length and on the stumps, played at and missed, half-hearted shout for the lbw as the ball thuds into pad

3.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, good pace again as Lee sends down another bouncer, Strauss carefully ducks under the ball

3.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, Strauss pokes at the ball and it takes the edge, but falls just short of Langer at third slip

3.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, another quick one on the stumps that Strauss tries to work to the on side, misses, and is hit on the pad. End of a maiden over from Lee

England 17/0   AJ Strauss 3* (13b)
4.6

McGrath to Strauss, no run, defended to the on side to end an over that could so easily have given Australia their first breakthrough

England 18/0   AJ Strauss 3* (14b)
5.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, quick one, just short of a length, wobbles a bit in the air, Strauss leaves it well alone to Gilchrist

England 20/0   AJ Strauss 3* (15b)
6.2

McGrath to Strauss, 2 runs, just short of a good length and this time drifting on to the pads, Strauss has time to go back and work the ball through fine-leg for a couple of runs

6.3

McGrath to Strauss, no run, once again a touch too straight from McGrath but Strauss can only dab the ball to midwicket

6.4

McGrath to Strauss, no run, just short of a length and on the off, played back down the pitch

6.5

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

6.6

McGrath to Strauss, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, clipped to the on side for a single

England 24/0   AJ Strauss 6* (20b)
7.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, short one banged in just outside the off, left alone to the keeper

7.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, short ball banged in, this one is well directed, Strauss goes for the pull and misses, copping one on the helmet. That was some blow!

7.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, just short of a length and outside the off stump, Strauss leaves that well alone

7.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, and another short one sent down, Strauss chooses to leave the ball alone this time and ducks under the ball

7.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, good length ball just outside the off, once again good pace and carry as Strauss leaves the ball alone to the keeper

7.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, and there's another short one, this time Strauss can get out of the way without any trouble

England 24/0   AJ Strauss 6* (26b)
9.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, good length ball just outside the off, the line is good too, left alone to the keeper

9.2

Lee to Strauss, OUT, 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

AJ Strauss b Lee 6 (43m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.42

England 26/1   AJ Strauss 6 (28b)
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