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

100.1

Lee to Flintoff, 1 bye, short ball banged in, left alone and the ball just bobs over Gilchrist

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

A light drizzle falling now even as Shane Warne comes back in to the attack

End of over 101 (5 runs) England 374/6
GO Jones    15* (27b 2x4)      B Lee    25-6-80-4
A Flintoff    15* (38b 3x4)     

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

End of over 102 (1 run) England 375/6
GO Jones    15* (32b 2x4)      SK Warne    28-5-76-1
A Flintoff    16* (39b 3x4)     

102.1

Lee to Flintoff, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, worked to the on side

102.2

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

102.3

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, fullish and on the off, driven to the leg side for a single

The rain is coming down very hard now and the players are off. Steve Bucknor and Billy Bowden have asked the ground staff to come on with covers At the moment that's a break in play. We'll keep a keen eye out and bring you all the updates and action as and when it happens. Match State: Delay - Day 2 - rain stops play Match State: Delay - Day 2 - Rain stops play The players are back on the field now after that short break for rain Play will begin in a minute It's Lee continuing, Jones on strike

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

102.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, fullish and outside the off, a hint of inswing, driven to cover

End of over 103 (7 runs) England 382/6
A Flintoff    17* (43b 3x4)      B Lee    26-6-87-4
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

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

End of over 104 (6 runs) England 388/6
A Flintoff    18* (45b 3x4)      SK Warne    29-5-82-1
GO Jones    25* (38b 4x4)     

104.1

Lee to Flintoff, 2 runs, low full toss outside the off stump, driven just wide of cover for a couple

104.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, fuller and outside the off, driven to mid-on

104.3

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, full-toss on the off, Flintoff has no trouble in hitting this with power back past Lee to the long-off boundary

104.4

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, pushed just in front of mid-off for a single

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

End of over 105 (13 runs) England 401/6
GO Jones    31* (40b 5x4)      B Lee    27-6-100-4
A Flintoff    25* (49b 4x4)     

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

Gillespie in to the attack now. Can he turn things round for himself? He has really struggled so far

End of over 106 (10 runs) England 411/6
A Flintoff    34* (54b 5x4)      SK Warne    30-5-92-1
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

106.2

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

End of over 107 (8 runs) England 419/6
A Flintoff    39* (58b 6x4)      JN Gillespie    16-2-96-0
GO Jones    34* (43b 5x4)     

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

End of over 108 (4 runs) England 423/6
A Flintoff    42* (63b 6x4)      SK Warne    31-5-96-1
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

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

End of over 109 (9 runs) England 432/6
A Flintoff    46* (66b 7x4)      JN Gillespie    17-2-105-0
GO Jones    40* (47b 6x4)     

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

It's that man Shane Warne again, getting the breakthrough when his team needed it That wasn't the easiest of catches at long-on, with the ball swirling around, and Australia have dropped a few this match, but Langer made no mistake at long-on

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

End of over 110 (2 runs) England 434/7
AF Giles    0* (3b)      SK Warne    32-5-98-2
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

That is lunch and perhaps Gillespie might be able to have a bite after all. A bit of relief for a bowler who has been struggling all match Match State: Lunch - Day 2 We'll be back in about 35 minutes for the action from the post-lunch session at 1210 GMT This is Anand Vasu, your commentator, signing off for now, asking you to send any feedback about our coverage to http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html It's Gillespie to Harmison as play resumes after the lunch break

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

End of over 111 (3 runs) England 437/8
AF Giles    0* (5b)      JN Gillespie    18-2-108-1
SJ Harmison    3* (2b)     

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.

End of over 112 (1 run) England 438/9
SP Jones    0* (2b)      SK Warne    33-5-99-3
SJ Harmison    4* (5b)     

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

End of over 113 (6 runs) England 444/9
SJ Harmison    10* (11b 1x4)      JN Gillespie    19-2-114-1
SP Jones    0* (2b)     

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

That is the end of the England innings. 444 all out it is. There will be a short break as the innings changes, but stay with us. We'll have all the action from Australia's response as soon as it begins. Match State: Innings Break The players are back on the field now England are taking their positions in the field Now Australia's opening batsmen Hayden and Langer walk out It will be Justin Langer to take strike to Stephen Harmison

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