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

0.2

McGrath to Trescothick, FOUR, banged in short and this one climbs on Trescothick. Brute of a ball, Trescothick fends it awkwardly and the ball flies over the slip for four

England 4/0   ME Trescothick 4* (2b 1x4)   GD McGrath 0.2-0-4-0

2.6

McGrath to Trescothick, FOUR, short and a bit of width outside the off, Trescothick glides this one past gully to the vacant third-man region for a boundary to end the over

England 17/0   ME Trescothick 13* (12b 2x4)   GD McGrath 2-0-15-0

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

England 35/1   MP Vaughan 8* (9b 1x4)   JN Gillespie 0.4-0-6-0

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)   JN Gillespie 1-0-10-0

16.3

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, a bit of width outside the off stump and Trescothick can put that away through cover with a confident stroke

England 65/1   ME Trescothick 27* (49b 3x4)   B Lee 5.3-2-13-1

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

England 75/1   MP Vaughan 30* (30b 3x4)   JN Gillespie 4.4-1-25-0

20.4

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, full and wide outside the off stump, Trescothick throws his bat hard at it and the ball runs down to the third-man fence

England 79/1   ME Trescothick 34* (66b 4x4)   B Lee 7.4-2-20-1

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

England 83/1   MP Vaughan 34* (34b 4x4)   JN Gillespie 5.2-1-28-0

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

England 87/1   MP Vaughan 38* (37b 5x4)   JN Gillespie 5.5-1-32-0

26.2

McGrath to Trescothick, FOUR, full and on the off, Trescothick plants his front foot down the pitch and punches well, the timing is so good that the ball runs away for four

England 98/1   ME Trescothick 39* (79b 5x4)   GD McGrath 8.2-0-33-0

26.4

McGrath to Trescothick, FOUR, full and outside the off, Trescothick defends but the ball moves enough off the seam to take the outside edge and run down to the third-man fence

England 102/1   ME Trescothick 43* (81b 6x4)   GD McGrath 8.4-0-37-0

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   ME Trescothick 50* (90b 7x4)   JN Gillespie 9-2-39-0

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

England 114/1   MP Vaughan 45* (58b 6x4)   GD McGrath 9.2-0-44-0

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

England 137/1   MP Vaughan 61* (87b 7x4)   GD McGrath 12.1-1-56-0

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

England 141/1   MP Vaughan 65* (88b 8x4)   GD McGrath 12.2-1-60-0

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   ME Trescothick 57* (102b 8x4)   SK Warne 2-0-10-0

38.6

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, over pitched and outside the off stump, Trescothick leans in to that one and drives through cover in style

England 156/1   ME Trescothick 62* (108b 9x4)   B Lee 12-4-30-1

39.4

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

England 162/1   MP Vaughan 75* (108b 9x4)   SK Warne 3.4-0-18-0

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

England 173/2   MP Vaughan 85* (125b 10x4)   B Lee 14.5-5-38-1

48.1

Katich to Bell, FOUR, tossed up juicy full toss, much like this man's nickname KitKat, that was coated in chocolate and wrapped in silver foil, smashed back past mid-off for four!

England 180/2   IR Bell 6* (18b 1x4)   SM Katich 1.1-0-6-0

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

England 193/2   IR Bell 14* (31b 2x4)   SK Warne 9.4-2-29-1

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

England 204/2   MP Vaughan 99* (157b 11x4)   SK Warne 11.1-3-33-1

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

England 215/2   MP Vaughan 108* (173b 12x4)   SK Warne 13.3-3-38-1

64.3

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

England 231/2   MP Vaughan 123* (186b 13x4 1x6)   JN Gillespie 11.3-2-57-0

66.2

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

England 237/2   MP Vaughan 129* (191b 14x4 1x6)   JN Gillespie 12.2-2-63-0

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

England 245/2   MP Vaughan 135* (194b 15x4 1x6)   JN Gillespie 13.1-2-68-0

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   IR Bell 25* (82b 3x4)   JN Gillespie 14-2-75-0

69.1

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

England 257/2   MP Vaughan 141* (198b 16x4 1x6)   SK Warne 18-4-52-1

70.1

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

England 262/2   MP Vaughan 146* (201b 17x4 1x6)   JN Gillespie 14.1-2-79-0

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!

England 266/2   MP Vaughan 150* (202b 18x4 1x6)   JN Gillespie 14.2-2-83-0

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

England 270/2   MP Vaughan 154* (203b 19x4 1x6)   JN Gillespie 14.3-2-87-0

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

England 280/2   MP Vaughan 160* (209b 20x4 1x6)   SM Katich 4.4-0-18-0

78.5

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, just short of a length and on the stumps, punched back past the bowler, that was a defensive push and it is timed so well that it runs away for four!

England 305/3   KP Pietersen 13* (15b 1x4)   B Lee 15.5-5-44-1

80.5

Lee to Bell, FOUR, short and wide, no trouble crashing that to the cover-point fence

England 314/3   IR Bell 40* (116b 4x4)   B Lee 16.5-5-51-1

83.1

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

England 319/3   IR Bell 45* (124b 5x4)   SK Warne 25.1-5-70-1

84.3

Katich to Bell, FOUR, low full-toss outside the off, Bell drives well, in control of the ball all along and through cover

England 324/3   IR Bell 49* (131b 6x4)   SM Katich 8.3-1-34-1

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

England 331/3   IR Bell 55* (136b 7x4)   SK Warne 26.3-5-75-1

86.6

Lee to Hoggard, FOUR, great yorker at pace, Hoggard jams the bat down and squeezes the ball past Langer at slip for his first runs

England 337/4   MJ Hoggard 4* (4b 1x4)   B Lee 18-5-58-2

87.2

McGrath to Bell, FOUR, fullish and a bit of width outside the off, Bell plays a beautiful cover drive to bring up his 8th boundary

England 341/4   IR Bell 59* (141b 8x4)   GD McGrath 18.2-3-76-0

90.3

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, Flintoff plays it down past the slips cordon and down to the third-man fence

England 345/5   A Flintoff 4* (3b 1x4)   B Lee 19.3-6-62-3

92.6

Lee to GO Jones, FOUR, fullish and outside the off, a streaky edge past second slip gets Jones off the mark and England to 350

England 350/6   GO Jones 4* (5b 1x4)   B Lee 21-6-67-4

93.3

McGrath to Flintoff, FOUR, just a bit of width this time and not much pace from McGrath, Flintoff rocks back and smashes the ball backward of point

England 354/6   A Flintoff 9* (13b 2x4)   GD McGrath 21.3-5-80-0

94.2

Lee to GO Jones, FOUR, outside the off and the ball is once again squeezed through the slips cordon to that vacant third-man region

England 358/6   GO Jones 8* (7b 2x4)   B Lee 21.2-6-71-4

97.2

McGrath to Flintoff, FOUR, full and a bit of width, Flintoff has to reach for that as it is wide but he does so well and sends the ball down to the third-man fence

England 365/6   A Flintoff 14* (30b 3x4)   GD McGrath 23.2-6-84-0

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

England 380/6   GO Jones 19* (33b 3x4)   B Lee 25.4-6-85-4

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

England 386/6   GO Jones 24* (37b 4x4)   SK Warne 28.3-5-80-1

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

England 394/6   A Flintoff 24* (48b 4x4)   B Lee 26.3-6-93-4

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

England 401/6   GO Jones 31* (40b 5x4)   B Lee 27-6-100-4

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   A Flintoff 34* (54b 5x4)   SK Warne 30-5-92-1

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

England 418/6   A Flintoff 39* (56b 6x4)   JN Gillespie 15.4-2-96-0

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

England 427/6   GO Jones 39* (46b 6x4)   JN Gillespie 16.2-2-100-0

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   A Flintoff 46* (66b 7x4)   JN Gillespie 17-2-105-0

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

England 444/9   SJ Harmison 10* (9b 1x4)   JN Gillespie 18.4-2-114-1
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