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

Match State: Day 1 start scheduled for 10.30am BST (09.30 GMT) Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the third Ashes Test The series is perfectly set-up 1-1 and both teams have everything to play for as the action moves to Old Trafford Very soon we will have news on the teams and the toss. This is Anand Vasu, and I'll be your commentator for the game The first news coming in is the England team: Trescothick, Strauss, Vaughan, Bell, Pietersen, Flintoff, Geraint Jones, Giles, Hoggard, Harmison and Simon Jones That is an unchanged team from the one that won the second Test by two runs Australia have had their share of injury worries Glenn McGrath was forced to pull out of the last Test, and since then Lee has been in hospital with knee problems But it seems that both of them have been passed fit It still remains to be seen whether Australia will take a chance with McGrath and Lee, or turn to Shaun Tait or Stuart Clark, who was drafted into the squad at the last moment And the good news for Australian supporters is that Glenn McGrath is fit, and will play. This means that Michael Kasprowicz misses out And the important bit of news - England have won the toss and chosen to bat first That's the news for the moment, we'll keep you updated as and when more comes in The Australian team, just to remind you, is: Langer, Hayden, Ponting, Martyn, Clarke, Katich, Gilchrist, Warne, Lee, Gillespie, McGrath There's just about 10 minutes for the start of play Right, it's that time of the day. Play is about to get under way and we're good to go! The players have come onto the field, Glenn McGrath charging in and testing his ankle out It will be McGrath to begin proceedings He's just chatting with Ricky Ponting about the kind of field he wants Trescothick will take first strike Billy Bowden and Steve Bucknor are the umpires for this game And here we go!

0.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, McGrath is bang on target first up and Trescothick leaves the ball alone

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

0.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, fuller this time and just outside the off, McGrath right on the money as usual, played at and missed

0.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and a touch straighter, on middle and leg, defensive shot played and missed, rapped on the pad

0.5

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, perfect line and length again, seam bolt upright, Trescothick thinks about playing but withdraws the bat at the last moment

0.6

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

Lee will share the new ball with McGrath

End of over 1 (4 runs) England 4/0
ME Trescothick    4* (6b 1x4)      GD McGrath    1-0-4-0
AJ Strauss    0* (0b)     

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

Clarke, who fielded that at gully, goes off the field for some treatment

1.6

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

Brad Hodge is on the field as a substitute for Clarke

End of over 2 (2 runs) England 6/0
AJ Strauss    2* (6b)      B Lee    1-0-2-0
ME Trescothick    4* (6b 1x4)     

2.1

McGrath to Trescothick, 3 runs, on the pads this time and Trescothick has no trouble working the ball through mid-wicket and the batsmen run the first two hard enough to pick up a third

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

2.3

McGrath to Trescothick, 1 no ball, just short of a length and outside the off, another one that does a bit off the pitch, moving away from the left-handed Trescothick

2.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, outside the off and shaping away, left alone

2.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, defended towards point with an angled bat

2.5

McGrath to Trescothick, 2 runs, on the pads again and eased through mid-wicket for a couple of runs

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

End of over 3 (11 runs) England 17/0
ME Trescothick    13* (12b 2x4)      GD McGrath    2-0-15-0
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

End of over 4 (maiden) England 17/0
AJ Strauss    3* (13b)      B Lee    2-1-2-0
ME Trescothick    13* (12b 2x4)     

4.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper. You're going to see a bit of that line while McGrath is bowling!

4.2

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, Trescothick stands tall and defends back down the pitch with a straight bat

4.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, slightly fuller and just outside the off, left alone to Adam Gilchrist

4.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, good length ball just outside the off, a hint of away movement, left alone to the keeper

4.5

McGrath to Trescothick, 1 run, Dropped! fullish and outside the off, edged neatly towards first slip, no movement of the feet, Gilchrist dives in front of first slip and goes for the one-handed catch and grasses the catch!

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

End of over 5 (1 run) England 18/0
AJ Strauss    3* (14b)      GD McGrath    3-0-16-0
ME Trescothick    14* (17b 2x4)     

5.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

5.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length, on the off and pacy at 92.6 MPH, defended to point with an angled bat

5.3

Lee to Trescothick, 1 no ball, short ball banged in, down the leg side and a no-ball to boot

5.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, on the middle and leg this time, not quite short but certainly not full, clipped to Simon Katich under the helmet at short leg

5.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short ball and on the stumps, Trescothick fends awkwardly down to the slips cordon

5.5

Lee to Trescothick, 1 run, short of a length and on the off, Trescothick drops the ball down to his toes with a gentle dab and takes off for a quick single

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

End of over 6 (2 runs) England 20/0
AJ Strauss    3* (15b)      B Lee    3-1-4-0
ME Trescothick    15* (23b 2x4)     

6.1

McGrath to Trescothick, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, driven through cover for a quick single, the strike is rotating quite nicely for England here

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

End of over 7 (4 runs) England 24/0
AJ Strauss    6* (20b)      GD McGrath    4-0-20-0
ME Trescothick    16* (24b 2x4)     

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!

Kirk Russell, the England physio, runs out to give Strauss some attention

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

End of over 8 (maiden) England 24/0
AJ Strauss    6* (26b)      B Lee    4-2-4-0
ME Trescothick    16* (24b 2x4)     

8.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, fullish ball on the off, defended carefully towards cover

8.2

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, another short one, this time from McGrath and not quite as menacing as Lee, Trescothick sways out of the way

8.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, fullish and outside the off, this time Trescothick has a poke and misses, the ball just beats the outside edge and goes to the keeper

8.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

8.5

McGrath to Trescothick, 2 runs, fullish and on the off, Trescothick waits on the ball and punches well, the ball beats mid-off and a couple of runs result

8.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, fuller and outside the off, Trescothick shoulders arms and leaves the ball alone to the keeper

End of over 9 (2 runs) England 26/0
ME Trescothick    18* (30b 2x4)      GD McGrath    5-0-22-0
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

Michael Vaughan is the new batsman

9.3

Lee to Vaughan, 1 run, just short of a good length and angling into the pads, bunted to the on side for a single to get off the mark

9.4

Lee to Trescothick, 1 wide, short one banged in but it is very short and high, so much so that it is called a wide

9.4

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

9.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, full and far outside the off, angling away from the left-handed Trescothick, left alone

9.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and on the off, played to cover

End of over 10 (2 runs) England 28/1
ME Trescothick    18* (33b 2x4)      B Lee    5-2-6-1
MP Vaughan    1* (1b)     

10.1

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, fullish and on the off, just a hint of inswing, Vaughan defends carefully to the off side

10.2

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, once again on the off and the ball threatens to come in but doesn't quite do that, defended carefully

10.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, played back down the pitch

10.4

McGrath to Vaughan, 1 run, outside the off this time and Vaughan can open the face of the bat and runs the ball down to third-man

10.5

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, on the off to the left-handed Trescothick who watches the ball onto bat and defends back down the pitch

10.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and on the off, Trescothick edges but down into the ground and to the slips cordon

Jason Gillespie replaces Lee who has bowled a fine first spell 5-2-6-1

End of over 11 (1 run) England 29/1
ME Trescothick    18* (35b 2x4)      GD McGrath    6-0-23-0
MP Vaughan    2* (5b)     

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

End of over 12 (10 runs) England 39/1
MP Vaughan    12* (11b 2x4)      JN Gillespie    1-0-10-0
ME Trescothick    18* (35b 2x4)     

12.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, played down to gully

12.2

McGrath to Trescothick, 1 run, fullish and on the off, Trescothick drops the ball down to the off side and steals a single

12.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, good length ball on the off, a touch of late movement in to the batsman, defended back down the pitch

12.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, pushed through a bit fuller and outside the off, Vaughan shoulders arms and lets the ball go through to the keeper

12.5

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, good length ball on the off, Vaughan is very watchful in defence

12.6

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, short of a length and outside the off, the ball jags back in to the batsman who defends awkwardly

Steve Bucknor signals the drinks on and it's time for a short break I'm Anand Vasu, your commentator, do feel free to send in any feedback at http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html Match State: Drinks

End of over 13 (1 run) England 40/1
MP Vaughan    12* (15b 2x4)      GD McGrath    7-0-24-0
ME Trescothick    19* (37b 2x4)     

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

End of over 14 (4 runs, maiden) England 44/1
ME Trescothick    19* (43b 2x4)      JN Gillespie    2-1-10-0
MP Vaughan    12* (15b 2x4)     

14.1

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, driven back to McGrath who bends in his follow-through and fields

14.2

McGrath to Vaughan, 4 runs, just short of a length and outside the off, Vaughan stands tall and punches through cover off the back foot, desperate attempt to save the boundary by Brad Hodge but the batsmen run four anyway

14.3

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

14.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, on the off this time and shaping in late, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

14.5

McGrath to Vaughan, 1 run, on the pads this time and Vaughan tucks the ball to the leg side for a single

14.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, full and pushed through just wide of the off stump, left alone to the keeper

End of over 15 (5 runs) England 49/1
ME Trescothick    19* (44b 2x4)      GD McGrath    8-0-29-0
MP Vaughan    17* (20b 2x4)     

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

Lee is back in the attack

End of over 16 (9 runs) England 58/1
ME Trescothick    23* (47b 2x4)      JN Gillespie    3-1-19-0
MP Vaughan    22* (23b 2x4)     

16.1

Lee to Vaughan, 3 runs, fullish and on the pads, Vaughan flicks well, the ball is in the air for a bit but placed well away from the midwicket fielder

16.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, plenty of effort from Lee sending down this one just short of a length outside the off, loud grunt a la Monica Seles at the point of delivery, left alone

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

16.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, slightly shorter this time and on the stumps, this one comes back in a bit and cuts Trescothick in half

16.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, back of a good length and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

16.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, on the stumps, good length, defended to the leg side

End of over 17 (7 runs) England 65/1
ME Trescothick    27* (52b 3x4)      B Lee    6-2-13-1
MP Vaughan    25* (24b 2x4)     

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

End of over 18 (2 runs) England 67/1
MP Vaughan    26* (29b 2x4)      JN Gillespie    4-1-21-0
ME Trescothick    28* (53b 3x4)     

18.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just back of a length and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

18.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just back of a length once more, outside the off, played to point with an angled bat

18.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, defended towards cover

18.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, full and outside the off, driven to cover

18.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, once again just short of a good length and outside the off, driven to cover

18.6

Lee to Trescothick, 3 runs, very full but on the pads, Lee trying for the yorker there, Trescothick picks up the line and length early and drives through midwicket

End of over 19 (3 runs) England 70/1
ME Trescothick    31* (59b 3x4)      B Lee    7-2-16-1
MP Vaughan    26* (29b 2x4)     

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

End of over 20 (5 runs) England 75/1
MP Vaughan    30* (32b 3x4)      JN Gillespie    5-1-24-0
ME Trescothick    30* (62b 3x4)     

20.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

20.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short ball banged in halfway down the pitch, Trescothick has no difficulty in ducking under that one

20.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, another short one, and once again Trescothick leaves the ball alone

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

20.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, driven to cover

20.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, fullish and on the off, punched back down the pitch towards mid-off

End of over 21 (4 runs) England 79/1
ME Trescothick    34* (68b 4x4)      B Lee    8-2-20-1
MP Vaughan    30* (32b 3x4)     

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

End of over 22 (9 runs) England 88/1
MP Vaughan    39* (38b 5x4)      JN Gillespie    6-1-33-0
ME Trescothick    34* (68b 4x4)     

22.1

Lee to Vaughan, 1 run, clipped to the on side for a single

22.2

Lee to Trescothick, (no ball) 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, guided past gully but there is a third-man in place now

22.2

Lee to Vaughan, no run, full and outside the off, Vaughan drives elegantly but finds the man at point

22.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, dug in short, on the stumps, played down with deft hands and a soft touch

22.4

Lee to Vaughan, no run, Lee straining for the yorker, slipping down leg side, well stopped by Gilchrist

22.5

Lee to Vaughan, (no ball) 1 run, short one outside off, Vaughan drops it to his feet and the batsmen scamper a single

22.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, Lee comes round the wicket, driven to cover

22.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, defended back down the pitch to end the over

End of over 23 (5 runs) England 93/1
ME Trescothick    35* (71b 4x4)      B Lee    9-2-25-1
MP Vaughan    41* (43b 5x4)     

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

End of over 24 (maiden) England 93/1
MP Vaughan    41* (49b 5x4)      JN Gillespie    7-2-33-0
ME Trescothick    35* (71b 4x4)     

24.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, full and outside the off stump, decent pace as well, punched to the off side

24.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, quick one on the off stump, Lee operating from round the wicket, driven to cover

24.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left alone outside the off stump

24.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, another quick one angling in to Trescothick and tucking him up for room, chopped down to the off side

24.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, once again on the stumps and Trescothick is forced to play, and he does, dabbing the ball back towards the bowler

24.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, driven to point and two maiden overs signal lunch!

England have enjoyed the best of the first session of play on the first day of the third Test Trescothick was dropped on 13 but has reached 35. Michael Vaughan is looking in prime form on 41 This is Anand Vasu, your commentator, signing off for the moment See you when play resumes, in about 35 minutes, at 1210 GMT Till then, do have your say on our coverage and on the game at: http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html Match State: Lunch - Day 1 Welcome back for the second session of play on the first day of the third Test This is Anand Vasu, your commentator, saying hello again, as the players walk out to the middle Gillespie will start things off at the Statham End

End of over 25 (maiden) England 93/1
ME Trescothick    35* (77b 4x4)      B Lee    10-3-25-1
MP Vaughan    41* (49b 5x4)     

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

McGrath from the Stretford End

End of over 26 (1 run) England 94/1
MP Vaughan    41* (56b 5x4)      JN Gillespie    8-2-34-0
ME Trescothick    35* (77b 4x4)     

26.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off, defended carefully back down the pitch

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

26.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, on the off and full, defended to cover

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

26.5

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, round the wickets and angled in to the left-handed Trescothick, defended

26.6

McGrath to Trescothick, 3 runs, short one dug in, Trescothick pulls but it's not the most convincing shot, lands safely in the deep

End of over 27 (11 runs) England 105/1
ME Trescothick    46* (83b 6x4)      GD McGrath    9-0-40-0
MP Vaughan    41* (56b 5x4)     

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

End of over 28 (5 runs) England 110/1
ME Trescothick    50* (90b 7x4)      JN Gillespie    9-2-39-0
MP Vaughan    41* (56b 5x4)     

28.1

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, fullish and outside the off, swinging in a touch, late, left alone

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

28.3

McGrath to Vaughan, (no ball) 2 runs, Bowled him! And it's a no-ball! Michael Vaughan living a charmed life here! It really is all happening at Old Trafford

28.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, driven to cover

28.4

McGrath to Vaughan, 3 runs, eased to third-man and that is 50 for the England captain

28.5

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, defended towards cover

28.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, defended back down the pitch

Apologies for the slight change in score there. The batsmen had taken two runs off the no-ball in which Vaughan was bowled and we momentarily missed that

End of over 29 (10 runs) England 120/1
ME Trescothick    50* (92b 7x4)      GD McGrath    10-0-50-0
MP Vaughan    50* (61b 6x4)     

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

Right, it seems we have another correction. The runs off the no-ball have now been credited to the extras and not Vaughan

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

End of over 30 (3 runs) England 123/1
ME Trescothick    51* (95b 7x4)      JN Gillespie    10-2-42-0
MP Vaughan    50* (64b 6x4)     

30.1

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, fullish and on the off, driven to mid-on

30.2

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to cover

30.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, just short of driving length and outside the off, prodded to cover

30.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, left well alone this time around

30.5

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, full and outside the off, this one keeps a bit low and bounces twice before reaching Gilchrist

30.6

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, defended back to McGrath

End of over 31 (maiden) England 123/1
MP Vaughan    50* (70b 6x4)      GD McGrath    11-1-50-0
ME Trescothick    51* (95b 7x4)     

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

End of over 32 (5 runs) England 128/1
MP Vaughan    53* (73b 6x4)      JN Gillespie    11-2-47-0
ME Trescothick    52* (98b 7x4)     

32.1

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and on the off, moving in a touch, defence played and missed, rapped high on the pad

32.2

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, driven firmly but straight on to Trescothick's bat

32.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, full and on the stumps, slower ball, Vaughan watches it late and works the ball to the leg side

32.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, yorker on off stump, Vaughan keeps that one out carefully

32.5

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

32.6

McGrath to Vaughan, 1 no ball, another no-ball, and this one jags back in from outside the off stump, defended back down the pitch

32.6

McGrath to Vaughan, 1 run, full and on the stumps, nudged to the leg side for a single

And finally Shane Warne, on 599 Test wickets, gets a bowl

End of over 33 (2 runs) England 130/1
MP Vaughan    54* (80b 6x4)      GD McGrath    12-1-52-0
ME Trescothick    52* (98b 7x4)     

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

End of over 34 (3 runs) England 133/1
MP Vaughan    57* (86b 6x4)      SK Warne    1-0-3-0
ME Trescothick    52* (98b 7x4)     

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

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

34.3

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, swinging in late, but not sharply, defended back to the on side

34.4

McGrath to Vaughan, no run, on the stumps again, clipped to the leg side

34.5

McGrath to Vaughan, 1 run, full and on the stumps, McGrath getting the ball to move in nicely, Vaughan on-drives and Brett Lee mis-fields

34.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, punched to point

End of over 35 (9 runs) England 142/1
ME Trescothick    52* (99b 7x4)      GD McGrath    13-1-61-0
MP Vaughan    66* (91b 8x4)     

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

End of over 36 (7 runs) England 149/1
ME Trescothick    57* (102b 8x4)      SK Warne    2-0-10-0
MP Vaughan    68* (94b 8x4)     

36.1

Lee to Vaughan, no run, fullish and on the off, a hint of reverse swing there, Vaughan drives back down the wicket and hits the stumps at the bowler's end

36.2

Lee to Vaughan, no run, good pacy yorker on target, the ball is definitely reverse swinging here, driven well to the on side

36.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended carefully

36.4

Lee to Vaughan, no run, banged in a touch short, the ball climbs a bit but Vaughan can get on top of it and defend

36.5

Lee to Vaughan, no run, another yorker tried, again Vaughan is up to defending

36.6

Lee to Vaughan, no run, just short of driving length and on the off, defended back down the pitch

End of over 37 (maiden) England 149/1
MP Vaughan    68* (100b 8x4)      B Lee    11-4-25-1
ME Trescothick    57* (102b 8x4)     

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

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End of over 38 (2 runs) England 151/1
ME Trescothick    58* (107b 8x4)      SK Warne    3-0-12-0
MP Vaughan    69* (101b 8x4)     

38.1

Lee to Vaughan, no run, quick short one banged in, Vaughan ducks under it and leaves it alone to the keeper

38.2

Lee to Vaughan, no run, another short one, this time down the leg side and left alone with ease

38.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, full and outside the off, late swing in, driven to point

38.4

Lee to Vaughan, no run, full and down the leg side, flick played and missed

38.5

Lee to Vaughan, 1 run, driven hard but Ponting at short-cover dives and fields

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

End of over 39 (5 runs) England 156/1
ME Trescothick    62* (108b 9x4)      B Lee    12-4-30-1
MP Vaughan    70* (106b 8x4)     

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

End of over 40 (6 runs) England 162/1
MP Vaughan    75* (110b 9x4)      SK Warne    4-0-18-0
ME Trescothick    63* (110b 9x4)     

40.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, bouncer, ducked under

40.2

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

40.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, length ball on the stumps, Trescothick defends carefully

40.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short of a length and outside the off, played away off the back foot to point

40.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length once more, climbing on Trescothick who stands tall and defends

40.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, quick one outside the off, defended carefully to cover

End of over 41 (maiden) England 162/1
ME Trescothick    63* (116b 9x4)      B Lee    13-5-30-1
MP Vaughan    75* (110b 9x4)     

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

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41.6

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

End of over 42 (1 run) England 163/2
IR Bell    0* (1b)      SK Warne    5-0-19-1
MP Vaughan    76* (114b 9x4)     

42.1

Lee to Vaughan, 1 run, short ball that climbs on Vaughan but is slipping down the leg side, Vaughan gets on top of that and works the ball down to fine-leg

42.2

Lee to Bell, no run, fullish and outside the off, played down to point

42.3

Lee to Bell, no run, full and swinging in late, defended to the leg side

42.4

Lee to Bell, no run, short ball banged in Bell has to move very quickly indeed to sway out of the way of that one

42.5

Lee to Bell, no run, full and outside the off, driven to cover

42.6

Lee to Bell, no run, fullish and down the leg side, Bell plays a flick and misses

End of over 43 (1 run) England 164/2
IR Bell    0* (6b)      B Lee    14-5-31-1
MP Vaughan    77* (115b 9x4)     

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

With Warne bowling into the rough you know football season has begun in England

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

End of over 44 (2 runs) England 166/2
MP Vaughan    79* (121b 9x4)      SK Warne    6-0-21-1
IR Bell    0* (6b)     

44.1

Lee to Bell, 1 run, full and outside the off, driven through cover for a single to hand the strike back to Vaughan

44.2

Lee to Vaughan, no run, short ball banged in from Lee, but it is poorly directed and does not test Vaughan who can easily sway inside the line of the ball and let it sail harmlessly through to Gilchrist

44.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, another short one, another effort ball from Lee who lets out a Monica Seles style grunt when delivering, but again it's a waste of energy as Vaughan ducks

44.4

Lee to Vaughan, 2 runs, fuller this time and on the stumps, Vaughan waits on it nicely and punches it off the back foot through midwicket for a couple of runs

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

44.6

Lee to Vaughan, no run, over pitched and outside the off, driven hard to cover

End of over 45 (7 runs) England 173/2
MP Vaughan    85* (126b 10x4)      B Lee    15-5-38-1
IR Bell    1* (7b)     

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

Bell is under some pressure here and would not have forgotten the slider that bamboozled him in the first Test at Lord's

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

Slider coming up?

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

And here's an unusual move. Simon Katich comes on to bowl his Chinamen

End of over 46 (maiden) England 173/2
IR Bell    1* (13b)      SK Warne    7-1-21-1
MP Vaughan    85* (126b 10x4)     

46.1

Katich to Vaughan, no run, tossed up and outside the off, driven well but to the man at mid-off

46.2

Katich to Vaughan, no run, outside the off and spinning in to the right-handed Vaughan, defended to the off side

46.3

Katich to Vaughan, no run, pushed in quicker and on the stumps, well dug out

46.4

Katich to Vaughan, no run, flatter and quicker, a bit of turn and a bit of dip, Vaughan carefully defends to the leg side

46.5

Katich to Vaughan, no run, tossed up and on the off, slower through the air and the ball spins a bit more, defended with bat held close to pad

46.6

Katich to Vaughan, 2 runs, a bit too full and outside the off, Vaughan works it through square-leg with a flick of the wrists and is able to take the first one fast enough and come back for a second

End of over 47 (2 runs) England 175/2
MP Vaughan    87* (132b 10x4)      SM Katich    1-0-2-0
IR Bell    1* (13b)     

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

End of over 48 (1 run) England 176/2
MP Vaughan    87* (134b 10x4)      SK Warne    8-1-22-1
IR Bell    2* (17b)     

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!

48.2

Katich to Bell, no run, defended towards the off side

48.3

Katich to Bell, 1 run, short and a bit of width outside the off, cut well past point

48.4

Katich to Vaughan, no run, full and outside the off, pushed tentatively to silly mid-off

48.5

Katich to Vaughan, 1 run, just short of a good length and on the pads, hurdled to fine-leg for a single

48.6

Katich to Bell, 3 runs, outside the off and pushed through a bit quicker, the defensive shot is not great and the ball goes off the edge past the slip fielder

End of over 49 (9 runs) England 185/2
IR Bell    10* (21b 1x4)      SM Katich    2-0-11-0
MP Vaughan    88* (136b 10x4)     

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

End of over 50 (maiden) England 185/2
IR Bell    10* (27b 1x4)      SK Warne    9-2-22-1
MP Vaughan    88* (136b 10x4)     
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