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

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   JN Gillespie 1-0-10-0

13.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, 4 byes, short one outside the off, left alone, the ball dips and swings late and Gilchrist fails to collect, giving away four byes

13.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, just a hint of swing for Gillespie, left alone and this time Gilchrist collects to ironic cheers from the crowd

13.3

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, fuller and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

13.4

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and on the pads, worked to the on side

13.5

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, full and on the off, Trescothick drives away from his body and edges the ball back on to his pad

13.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, full and on the off, played back towards cover with an angled bat

England 44/1   JN Gillespie 2-1-10-0

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

15.4

Gillespie to Trescothick, 2 runs, back of a length and outside the off, Trescothick plays a push and the ball goes off the inside edge just past the stumps and to fine-leg

15.5

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, driven to point

15.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, 2 runs, just short of a good length and on the pads, worked through fine-leg for a couple more

England 58/1   JN Gillespie 3-1-19-0

17.1

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

17.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, Trescothick tries to clip the ball away but only manages to edge on to his pad. A quick single is stolen

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   JN Gillespie 4-1-21-0

19.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

19.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, full and on the stumps, driven hard at, the ball goes off the inside edge to square-leg

19.3

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 leg bye, back of a length and on the pads, flick played and missed, off the pad to fine-leg

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   JN Gillespie 5-1-24-0

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   JN Gillespie 6-1-33-0

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   JN Gillespie 7-2-33-0

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   JN Gillespie 8-2-34-0

27.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, short of a length and down the leg side, played at and missed, through to the keeper

27.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, fuller and a bit quicker too, defended to the off side

27.3

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, angling away, left alone to the keeper

27.4

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, full and pushed through as bit further outside the off, left alone to the keeper

27.5

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the pads, worked to midwicket

27.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 no ball, full and on the off, defensive shot played. The ball goes off the inside edge back on to pad and there is a stifled shout for lbw

27.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, FOUR, timed magnificently back past the bowler to the long-off fence to bring up Trescothick's half-century! Cracking shot that

England 110/1   JN Gillespie 9-2-39-0

29.1

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

29.2

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

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!

29.5

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and on the off, driven to cover

29.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, and once again just short of a length and on the stumps and defended to the off side

England 123/1   JN Gillespie 10-2-42-0

31.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, full and outside the off, driven well but straight back to Gillespie who bends low in his follow-through and fields

31.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 wide, short ball banged in but it is so high that Billy Bowden calls it a wide

31.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, fullish and on the off, edged back onto the pad

31.3

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off, Trescothick angles the ball past point and takes a single

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   JN Gillespie 11-2-47-0

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   JN Gillespie 12-2-57-0

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

66.4

Gillespie to Bell, no run, full and on the stumps, played back to the on side

66.5

Gillespie to Bell, no run, full and on the off, driven to cover

66.6

Gillespie to Bell, no run, full and on the off, easily pushed to cover

England 238/2   JN Gillespie 13-2-64-0

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

68.4

Gillespie to Bell, 1 run, just short of a length and - you guessed it - down the leg side, worked away past square-leg for a single

68.5

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

68.6

Gillespie to Bell, FOUR, yorker on the stumps, it's well-directed, but Gillespie has nothing going his way, off the inside edge to the fence at fine-leg

England 252/2   JN Gillespie 14-2-75-0

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   JN Gillespie 15-2-89-0

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

106.2

Gillespie to Flintoff, 1 run, back of a length and slipping down the leg side, worked through square-leg

106.3

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

106.4

Gillespie to Flintoff, FOUR, short one and bang! Can't really see the sense in Gillespie bowling short to Flintoff at his pace. Four through midwicket

106.5

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, driven to cover

106.6

Gillespie to Flintoff, 1 leg bye, full and on the pads, flick played and missed, down to fine-leg

England 419/6   JN Gillespie 16-2-96-0

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

108.4

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, played down to point, Flintoff comes down the pitch for a single then changes his mind and sends Jones back, Hayden has a shy and Jones would have been history if the ball hit stump!

108.5

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, fullish and on the off, driven to mid -off with bat held close to pad

108.6

Gillespie to Flintoff, FOUR, short ball again, pulled back past the bowler with vicious power for yet another boundary off Gillespie

England 432/6   JN Gillespie 17-2-105-0

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

110.3

Gillespie to Harmison, no run, just short of a good length and a bit of pace outside the off, Harmison leaves the ball alone

110.4

Gillespie to Harmison, 3 runs, a bit of width this time and Harmison plays a fluent cut shot through cover

110.5

Gillespie to Giles, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, worked to square-leg

110.6

Gillespie to Giles, no run, short ball banged in and Giles ducks under it easily

England 437/8   JN Gillespie 18-2-108-1

112.1

Gillespie to Harmison, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, cut played and missed

112.2

Gillespie to Harmison, no run, short ball banged in, a bit of pace from Gillespie now, pull played and missed

112.3

Gillespie to Harmison, 2 runs, good length ball outside the off, driven on the up over mid-off

112.4

Gillespie to Harmison, FOUR, too full this time and just angling in to the pad, Harmison gets plenty of bat on this one, launching it over mid-on, one bounce and over the ropes

112.5

Gillespie to Harmison, no run, short ball banged in as a response, Harmison can't get that away

112.6

Gillespie to Harmison, no run, another short one, Harmison has a go but misses

England 444/9   JN Gillespie 19-2-114-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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