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

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   SK Warne 1-0-3-0

35.1

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

35.2

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, fullish and on the off, spinning in to the left-handed Trescothick, defended past short-leg

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

35.5

Warne to Trescothick, no run, tossed up and outside the off, defended with bat and pad held close together

35.6

Warne to Trescothick, FOUR, tossed up just a bit more and Trescothick is able to fetch it from outside off and swat it through midwicket

England 149/1   SK Warne 2-0-10-0

37.1

Warne to Trescothick, no run, flat and on the stumps, defence played and misses, off the pad to the off side

37.2

Warne to Trescothick, no run, defended carefully this time

37.3

Warne to Trescothick, no run, shorter and outside the off, punched to mid-on

37.4

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, tossed up plenty and Trescothick shovels it through square-leg to bring up the 150

37.5

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

37.6

Warne to Trescothick, no run, quicker one outside the off, Warne looking for the rough but misses, through to the keeper

England 151/1   SK Warne 3-0-12-0

39.1

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

39.2

Warne to Trescothick, no run, tossed up and outside the off, Trescothick gets his foot out and defends

39.3

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, confidently lap swept down to fine-leg

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   SK Warne 4-0-18-0

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

41.5

Warne to Trescothick, OUT, 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!

ME Trescothick c †Gilchrist b Warne 63 (196m 117b 9x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

41.6

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up and drifting on to the pads, played back down the pitch to Warne

England 163/2   SK Warne 5-0-19-1

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   SK Warne 6-0-21-1

45.1

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up and outside the off, driven inside out, and well, but straight to the man at cover so there's no chance of a run

45.2

Warne to Bell, no run, just short of a length and on the pads, Bell defends carefully with a straight bat

45.3

Warne to Bell, no run, faster one on the stumps, defended with a straight bat

45.4

Warne to Bell, no run, this one bounces and turns, ripping across the face of Bell's bat. Warne showing Bell how much purchase he can get on this pitch

45.5

Warne to Bell, no run, on the off this time and spinning away, a bit flatter, defended

45.6

Warne to Bell, no run, it's the straight one on the stumps and Bell goes back and defends at the last moment

England 173/2   SK Warne 7-1-21-1

47.1

Warne to Bell, no run, full and on the off, defended watchfully towards the slip region

47.2

Warne to Bell, no run, just short of a good length and pitched outside leg, defended carefully down the track

47.3

Warne to Bell, no run, faster and flatter, on the stumps, defended with soft hands tot he off side

47.4

Warne to Bell, 1 run, worked through the leg side this time and Bell is able to get off the strike against Warne

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   SK Warne 8-1-22-1

49.1

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up and on the off, Bell defends past the man at silly mid-off

49.2

Warne to Bell, no run, flat and on the pads, Bell watches this carefully, goes back and defends

49.3

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up and outside the off, big ripper of a leg spinner, Bell leaves it alone

49.4

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up and drifting in to the pads, the ball pitches and turns away a touch, defended watchfully

49.5

Warne to Bell, no run, pushed through even fuller, on the stumps, again Bell defends

49.6

Warne to Bell, no run, just outside the off, a bit of bounce but not so much turn, left alone anywhere

England 185/2   SK Warne 9-2-22-1

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

51.4

Warne to Bell, FOUR, a bit too short from Warne and Bell has enough time to rock back and flick that one away wide of the midwicket fielder

51.5

Warne to Bell, no run, full and on the off, defended with care

51.6

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up a bit more and just outside the off, Bell pokes at it and misses

England 193/2   SK Warne 10-2-29-1

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

53.6

Warne to Bell, no run, short and a bit of width, Bell cuts to cover to bring up the tea interval

England 195/2   SK Warne 11-3-29-1

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   SK Warne 12-3-33-1

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   SK Warne 13-3-34-1

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   SK Warne 14-3-38-1

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   SK Warne 15-3-40-1

63.1

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

63.2

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up and on the off, Bell defends but is beaten by the bounce and turn, past the outside edge to the keeper

63.3

Warne to Bell, no run, on the leg stump this time and turning a bit, defended late

63.4

Warne to Bell, no run, on the off, turn for Warne, defended towards slip

63.5

Warne to Bell, 1 no ball, flat and down the leg side, defended

63.5

Warne to Bell, no run, back of a length and on the pads, played back to the bowler

63.6

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up and on the off, big turn there, left alone

England 221/2   SK Warne 16-3-44-1

65.1

Warne to Bell, no run, full and outside the off, eased to cover

65.2

Warne to Bell, no run, flatter, quicker and on the legs, defended past short-leg

65.3

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up just a touch more, on the pads, flick played and missed, off the pad

65.4

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

65.5

Warne to Bell, no run, full and on the off, pushed to mid-off

65.6

Warne to Bell, no run, quicker one on the pads, defended to the leg side

England 231/2   SK Warne 17-4-44-1

67.1

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

67.2

Warne to Bell, no run, straight one on the off, defended carefully, Bell taking no chances

67.3

Warne to Bell, no run, another pretty straight one on the off stump, defended back towards the bowler

67.4

Warne to Bell, 2 runs, full and down the leg side, Bell gets two runs and finally moves from 18 where he had been stuck for 38 balls

67.5

Warne to Bell, no run, turn and a bit of bounce from off stump, Bell plays and misses

67.6

Warne to Bell, no run, flat and on the legs, defended

England 241/2   SK Warne 18-4-47-1

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

69.3

Warne to Bell, no run, good turn and bounce from just outside the off, Bell leaves it alone

69.4

Warne to Bell, no run, short and wide again, Bell cuts but finds the fielder at cover

69.5

Warne to Bell, no run, what a beauty to end the over! Drifts down leg side, squares up Bell and spins sharply to go past off stump

England 258/2   SK Warne 19-4-53-1

71.1

Warne to Bell, no run, defended

71.2

Warne to Bell, no run, played back down the pitch

71.3

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up and on the off, spinning away, left alone

71.4

Warne to Bell, no run, fullish and on the pads, defended carefully towards the off side

71.5

Warne to Bell, 3 runs, on the pads and slightly short, flick played, tickled down to fine-leg

71.6

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

England 275/2   SK Warne 20-4-56-1

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

73.4

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up and drifting on to the pads, edged to slip but Hayden seems to grass it just before taking the catch, tough one that

73.5

Warne to Bell, no run, outside the off, played down to slip

73.6

Warne to Bell, 1 run, short and a bit of width, cut past point for a single

England 287/2   SK Warne 21-4-60-1

75.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, flat and on the pads, quite quick, played at and missed, off the pads to the off side

75.2

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, fullish and on the leg stump, flick played through the on side for a single

75.3

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up, slower to Bell, on the leg stump, a bit of drift, defended

75.4

Warne to Bell, no run, floated in on the off, defended with soft hands to th off side

75.5

Warne to Bell, no run, another one that bounces and turns a bit, defended to the off side

75.6

Warne to Bell, no run, fullish and on the pads, flicked to the on side

England 291/3   SK Warne 22-4-61-1

77.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, tossed up and outside the off, Pietersen reaches for it and drives, through to the keeper

77.2

Warne to Pietersen, 2 runs, full and down the leg side, flicked through midwicket for a couple of runs

77.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, flatter and quicker, hurries on the batsman, worked to the on side

77.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, another quick one, on the off, defended

77.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, floated in on the pads, defended back down the pitch

77.6

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, slightly short and Pietersen can go back and pull wide of mid-on

England 299/3   SK Warne 23-4-64-1

79.1

Warne to Bell, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended carefully

79.2

Warne to Bell, 1 run, slightly short and a bit of width outside the off, eased through cover

79.3

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, tossed up and spinning, Pietersen has a go trying to heave the ball over midwicket but the ball flies off the outside edge and lands safely wide of point

79.4

Warne to Bell, no run, fullish an don the pads, Bell tries to work the ball to the on side but closes the face of the bat early and the ball balloons off the leading edge towards mid-on

79.5

Warne to Bell, no run, big ripping leg break, pulled straight into the fielder at short-leg

79.6

Warne to Bell, no run, outside the off and slower, defended down with soft hands

England 307/3   SK Warne 24-4-66-1

81.1

Warne to Bell, no run, short and wide, cut well but straight to point

81.2

Warne to Bell, no run, flatter and on the pads, down the pitch and defended

81.3

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up and outside the off, a bit of turn and bounce, left alone

81.4

Warne to Bell, no run, flat and on the middle and leg, defended very carefully

81.5

Warne to Bell, no run, full and on the pads, defended watchfully to the off side

81.6

Warne to Bell, no run, straighter one on the stumps, defended carefully

England 315/3   SK Warne 25-5-66-1

83.1

Warne to Bell, FOUR, fullish and on the pads, driven back past Warne and that will beat mid-on

83.2

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up just a touch more and on the leg stump, defended with care

83.3

Warne to Bell, no run, flat and on the middle and leg, defended towards slip with an angled bat

83.4

Warne to Bell, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, played back to the bowler

83.5

Warne to Bell, no run, floated in outside leg stump, looking for the rough, defended

83.6

Warne to Bell, no run, flat and on the pads, worked to the on side

England 319/3   SK Warne 26-5-70-1

85.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off, punched inside-out through cover

85.2

Warne to Bell, no run, flat and far outside the leg stump, kicked away

85.3

Warne to Bell, FOUR, too full and outside the off, Bell plays a fine cover-drive to pick up four more. Bell playing some cultured strokes here

85.4

Warne to Bell, no run, flat and outside the leg stump, in to the rough, kicked away

85.5

Warne to Bell, no run, very full and in to the rough from round the wicket, once again kicked away

85.6

Warne to Bell, no run, and again carefully kicked away

England 331/3   SK Warne 27-5-75-1

101.1

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, a bit of width and cut through point for a single

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   SK Warne 28-5-76-1

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

103.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, tossed up and on middle and leg, defended carefully

103.6

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, low full-toss on the pads, worked easily through square-leg

England 388/6   SK Warne 29-5-82-1

105.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, a bit of bounce and turn, played at and missed

105.2

Warne to Flintoff, 2 runs, short and a bit of width, eased through point for a brace

105.3

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, tossed up and on the pads, a bit of spin, deflected to the leg side

105.4

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

105.5

Warne to Flintoff, 2 runs, full and down the leg side, Flintoff jams the bat down on it and picks up a couple more through square-leg

105.6

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, down the leg side and quite full, Flintoff smashes this one on one knee backward of square

England 411/6   SK Warne 30-5-92-1

107.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, tossed up and on the stumps, played down towards slip

107.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, fuller and pitching outside the leg stump and spinning in, worked to midwicket

107.3

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, driven through cover

107.4

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

107.5

Warne to Flintoff, 2 runs, full and on the pads, heaved to the on side well for a couple more

107.6

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

England 423/6   SK Warne 31-5-96-1

109.1

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

109.2

Warne to Flintoff, OUT, 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

A Flintoff c Langer b Warne 46 (93m 67b 7x4 0x6) SR: 68.65

109.3

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

109.4

Warne to Giles, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, played at and missed as the ball turns

109.5

Warne to Giles, no run, flat and on the leg stump, played back down the pitch to the bowler

109.6

Warne to Giles, no run, flatter and down the leg side, worked towards midwicket

England 434/7   SK Warne 32-5-98-2

111.1

Warne to Harmison, no run, full and on the pads, flick played and missed, off the pad

111.2

Warne to Harmison, no run, full and flat, on the stumps, defended

111.3

Warne to Harmison, 1 run, swept away down to fine-leg

111.4

Warne to Giles, OUT, 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

AF Giles c Hayden b Warne 0 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

111.5

Warne to SP Jones, no run, tossed up and outside the off, spinning in to the left-handed Jones, padded away

111.6

Warne to SP Jones, no run, tossed up and outside the off, Jones has a big heave and misses, the ball spins back in and hits the pad eliciting a loud and passionate appeal for lbw from Warne. Emphatic no from Bowden.

England 438/9   SK Warne 33-5-99-3

113.1

Warne to SP Jones, no run, full and pretty straight, Jones shapes to play but misses and is hit high on the pad

113.2

Warne to SP Jones, OUT, tossed up outside the off, a perfectly-pitched leg spinner, Jones goes for the booming drive and is bowled through the gate

SP Jones b Warne 0 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 444/10   SK Warne 33.2-5-99-4
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