Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 3rd Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Harmison to Langer, no run, just short of a good length and on the pads, Langer works the ball down to short-fine-leg

0.2

Harmison to Langer, no run, and again this one is just short of a good length and on the pads tucking up Langer, fended away to the on side

0.3

Harmison to Langer, no run, this time the ball is on off stump, but still banged in well short of a full length, Harmison hitting the deck hard, defended to the off side

0.4

Harmison to Langer, no run, once again on the stumps and climbing on Langer, worked to the on side

0.5

Harmison to Langer, 2 runs, fullish and outside the off, Langer eases into a push-drive that is timed well and placed in the gap at cover

0.6

Harmison to Langer, no run, short once more and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

End of over 1 (2 runs) Australia 2/0
JL Langer    2* (6b)      SJ Harmison    1-0-2-0
ML Hayden    0* (0b)     

1.1

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, full and outside the off, no swing on that occasion, easily left alone and it bounces twice before reaching the keeper

1.2

Hoggard to Hayden, 1 leg bye, full and straight, a touch of late swing, Hayden drives and misses, hit on the pad, very loud shout and it is a good one, but Billy Bowden turns it down

1.3

Hoggard to Langer, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to gully

1.4

Hoggard to Langer, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, a touch of inswing, defended to the leg side

1.5

Hoggard to Langer, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, chopped down to point

1.6

Hoggard to Langer, no run, good length ball on the off, played at and missed, struck high on the pad

End of a good first over from Hoggard

End of over 2 (1 run, maiden) Australia 3/0
JL Langer    2* (10b)      MJ Hoggard    1-1-0-0
ML Hayden    0* (2b)     

2.1

Harmison to Hayden, FOUR, short ball banged in Hayden goes for the hook, he does not connect too cleanly but there isn't a man out on that shot and the ball rolls over the ropes

2.2

Harmison to Hayden, no run, just short of a good length and quick, angling away from Hayden whop plays and misses

2.3

Harmison to Hayden, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, Hayden leaves it alone

2.4

Harmison to Hayden, 2 runs, short one just outside the off, pulled well in front of square

2.5

Harmison to Hayden, no run, just short of a good length and on the middle and leg stump tucking Hayden up, defended to the leg side

2.6

Harmison to Hayden, no run, good length ball outside the off, left alone

End of over 3 (6 runs) Australia 9/0
ML Hayden    6* (8b 1x4)      SJ Harmison    2-0-8-0
JL Langer    2* (10b)     

3.1

Hoggard to Langer, 2 runs, full and on the stumps, Hoggard striving for swing, clipped to fine-leg

3.2

Hoggard to Langer, FOUR, short and wide, Langer has no problem cutting this one past point to the fence!

3.3

Hoggard to Langer, FOUR, too much width and full as well, Langer drives fluently through cover. That is a good shot

3.4

Hoggard to Langer, no run, slightly shorter this time and on the off, driven to cover

3.5

Hoggard to Langer, no run, good length ball outside the off, going away with the angle and not swinging in at all, left alone

3.6

Hoggard to Langer, no run, fuller and just outside the off, left alone

End of over 4 (10 runs) Australia 19/0
JL Langer    12* (16b 2x4)      MJ Hoggard    2-1-10-0
ML Hayden    6* (8b 1x4)     

4.1

Harmison to Hayden, no run, fullish ball on the off, punched back to Harmison whop fields in his follow-through

4.2

Harmison to Hayden, 1 run, just short of a length and on the off, driven off the back foot past mid-on

4.3

Harmison to Langer, 3 runs, short one and once again Langer has no difficulty in pulling in front of square for some easy runs

4.4

Harmison to Hayden, no run, full and pushed wide outside the off, left alone to the keeper

4.5

Harmison to Hayden, 3 runs, short one outside the off, pulled and pulled well in front of square again

4.6

Harmison to Langer, no run, full and on the off, clipped to the leg side

End of over 5 (7 runs) Australia 26/0
JL Langer    15* (18b 2x4)      SJ Harmison    3-0-15-0
ML Hayden    10* (12b 1x4)     

5.1

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, full and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

5.2

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off stump, left well alone to the keeper

5.3

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, fullish and on the off, driven awkwardly back down the pitch to the bowler

5.4

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, fullish and outside the off, pushed to cover

5.5

Hoggard to Hayden, FOUR, outside the off and full, Hayden slants the ball past the slips cordon for a boundary to third-man

5.6

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, driven back to Hoggard who dives well and tries to take the tough chance but misses

Flintoff replaces Harmison at the Stretford End

End of over 6 (4 runs) Australia 30/0
ML Hayden    14* (18b 2x4)      MJ Hoggard    3-1-14-0
JL Langer    15* (18b 2x4)     

6.1

Flintoff to Langer, no run, fullish and outside the off, round the wicket straight away, played down with soft hands to gully

6.2

Flintoff to Langer, no run, full and down the leg side, defended

6.3

Flintoff to Langer, no run, this one is on the off and full, just a hint of away swing, played back down the pitch

6.4

Flintoff to Langer, no run, fuller and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

6.5

Flintoff to Langer, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, moving away from the left-handed batsman after pitching, left alone to the keeper

6.6

Flintoff to Langer, 1 run, slightly shorter this time, played down towards fine-leg with a thick inside edge that could so easily have gone back on to the stumps

End of over 7 (1 run) Australia 31/0
JL Langer    16* (24b 2x4)      A Flintoff    1-0-1-0
ML Hayden    14* (18b 2x4)     

7.1

Hoggard to Langer, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, timed beautifully through cover. That is a great shot from Langer

7.2

Hoggard to Langer, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, played back down the pitch to the leg side

7.3

Hoggard to Langer, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, played through point

7.4

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, driven back down the pitch to the bowler

7.5

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, full and a bit of width outside off, driven to mid-off

7.6

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone

End of over 8 (5 runs) Australia 36/0
ML Hayden    14* (21b 2x4)      MJ Hoggard    4-1-19-0
JL Langer    21* (27b 3x4)     

8.1

Flintoff to Langer, no run, short ball banged in, Langer ducks well under that one

8.2

Flintoff to Langer, no run, full and on the off, driven at, off the inside edge on to the pad

8.3

Flintoff to Langer, no run, slightly fuller and on the off, driven back towards the off side

8.4

Flintoff to Langer, 1 run, short of a good length and on the stumps, a bit of extra bounce, played down softly to the leg side

8.5

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, banged in short and that was quick and bounced plenty, got big on Hayden who tried to pull and missed

8.6

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, played back to the bowler

End of over 9 (1 run) Australia 37/0
ML Hayden    14* (23b 2x4)      A Flintoff    2-0-2-0
JL Langer    22* (31b 3x4)     

9.1

Hoggard to Langer, no run, full and on the off, driven to cover

9.2

Hoggard to Langer, no run, full once more and outside the off, not much swing here, driven confidently to mid-off

9.3

Hoggard to Langer, no run, slanting across Langer who feels a bit for this one and misses

9.4

Hoggard to Langer, no run, full again and outside the off, left alone

9.5

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

9.6

Hoggard to Langer, no run, just short of a length and on the off, played down towards mid-off

End of over 10 (maiden) Australia 37/0
JL Langer    22* (37b 3x4)      MJ Hoggard    5-2-19-0
ML Hayden    14* (23b 2x4)     

10.1

Flintoff to Hayden, FOUR, short and a bit of width, Hayden watches the ball nicely on to the bat and punches it late past point

10.2

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left alone

10.3

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, back of a length and on the pads, played back down the pitch

10.4

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, defended

10.5

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, fullish and outside the off, left alone to the keeper as the ball straightens a touch after pitching

10.6

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

That is drinks Match State: Drinks Hoggard to continue

End of over 11 (4 runs) Australia 41/0
ML Hayden    18* (29b 3x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-6-0
JL Langer    22* (37b 3x4)     

11.1

Hoggard to Langer, 2 runs, pitched up outside the off stump and Langer drives it away into the gap between the cover fielders, slight fumble in the deep by Giles and they take two

11.2

Hoggard to Langer, 1 run, played down to mid-off, easy single

11.3

Hoggard to Hayden, no run

11.4

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, pushed away on the off side, point fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

11.5

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Hayden defends watchfully

11.6

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, bit wide outside the off stump and Hayden leaves it for the keeper

End of over 12 (3 runs) Australia 44/0
ML Hayden    18* (33b 3x4)      MJ Hoggard    6-2-22-0
JL Langer    25* (39b 3x4)     

12.1

Flintoff to Langer, no run, short ball sliding down the leg side, easily left alone

12.2

Flintoff to Langer, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, tucked away towards midwicket for a single

12.3

Flintoff to Hayden, FOUR, short of a length and Hayden rocks back and pulls well, rolling his wrists and keeping the ball down. Top shot that!

12.4

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, short ball banged in once more, through to the keeper

12.5

Flintoff to Hayden, 3 runs, another good pull shot in front of square gets Hayden three and brings up the Australian 50

12.6

Flintoff to Langer, no run, down the leg side and left alone to the keeper

End of over 13 (8 runs) Australia 52/0
JL Langer    26* (42b 3x4)      A Flintoff    4-0-14-0
ML Hayden    25* (36b 4x4)     

13.1

SP Jones to Hayden, no run, full and on the stumps, driven to mid-on

13.2

SP Jones to Hayden, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

13.3

SP Jones to Hayden, no run, yorker speared in just wide of off stump, well kept out

13.4

SP Jones to Hayden, no run, banged in short but the ball does not climb too high, pull played and missed, shout for the lbw, turned down

13.5

SP Jones to Hayden, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid-off

13.6

SP Jones to Hayden, no run, fullish and outside the off, left alone

End of over 14 (maiden) Australia 52/0
ML Hayden    25* (42b 4x4)      SP Jones    1-1-0-0
JL Langer    26* (42b 3x4)     

14.1

Flintoff to Langer, no run, full and very straight, Langer defends carefully

14.2

Flintoff to Langer, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, played down to third man, the vacant area, for another boundary

14.3

Flintoff to Langer, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, worked to the on side for a single

14.4

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, the ball angles in from round the wicket and straightens after pitching, left alone

14.5

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, back over the wicket, just short of a length, on the stumps, Hayden squared up slightly, defended back down the pitch

14.6

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 no ball, fullish and outside the off, pushed to cover

14.6

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, and end of the over at 58 for none

Giles in to the attack in just the 16th over

End of over 15 (6 runs) Australia 58/0
ML Hayden    25* (46b 4x4)      A Flintoff    5-0-20-0
JL Langer    31* (45b 4x4)     

15.1

Giles to Langer, no run, full and on the stumps, driven to midwicket

15.2

Giles to Langer, no run, down the pitch and kicked to the leg side

15.3

Giles to Langer, no run, once again down the pitch and kicked away

15.4

Giles to Langer, no run, fullish and outside the off, played at and missed, the ball goes past the edge, or does it? and a loud shout for the catch behind. Turned down

15.5

Giles to Langer, OUT, tossed up, on the stumps, Langer jumps down the pitch to drive and inside edges, Ian Bell at short leg takes a great catch one-handed and that is the first Australian wicket

JL Langer c Bell b Giles 31 (76m 50b 4x4 0x6) SR: 62.00

15.6

Giles to Ponting, no run, tossed up and on the pads, pushed back to the bowler. Giles starts with a wicket maiden

End of over 16 (wicket maiden) Australia 58/1
RT Ponting    0* (1b)      AF Giles    1-1-0-1
ML Hayden    25* (46b 4x4)     

16.1

SP Jones to Hayden, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, swinging in a bit, defended back down the pitch

16.2

SP Jones to Hayden, 1 run, short ball on the off, pulled well but there's a man in the deep for the shot so it's just the single

16.3

SP Jones to Ponting, no run, short and a bit of pace, outside the off, left alone to the keeper

16.4

SP Jones to Ponting, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, angled down to gully

16.5

SP Jones to Ponting, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone

16.6

SP Jones to Ponting, 1 run, short this time and on the stumps, pulled well, along the ground for a single

End of over 17 (2 runs) Australia 60/1
RT Ponting    1* (5b)      SP Jones    2-1-2-0
ML Hayden    26* (48b 4x4)     

17.1

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, full and on the stumps, pushed towards cover

17.2

Giles to Hayden, no run, played back to the bowler

17.3

Giles to Hayden, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, driven to the on side

17.4

Giles to Hayden, no run, down the pitch but not quite to the pitch of the ball Hayden pads

17.5

Giles to Hayden, FOUR, tossed up and outside the off, Hayden comes down the pitch, takes the ball on the full and drives through cover in style

17.6

Giles to Hayden, 1 run, pushed down to long off for the easy single

End of over 18 (6 runs) Australia 66/1
ML Hayden    31* (53b 5x4)      AF Giles    2-1-6-1
RT Ponting    2* (6b)     

18.1

SP Jones to Hayden, no run, fullish and on the off, played back down the pitch towards mid-off

18.2

SP Jones to Hayden, no run, full and on the pads, driven to mid-on

18.3

SP Jones to Hayden, 1 run, fullish and just wide of the off, Hayden squeezes the ball past point for a single

18.4

SP Jones to Ponting, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

18.5

SP Jones to Ponting, no run, fullish and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

18.6

SP Jones to Ponting, no run, full and outside the off stump, a circumspect Ponting leaves it alone to the keeper

End of over 19 (1 run) Australia 67/1
RT Ponting    2* (9b)      SP Jones    3-1-3-0
ML Hayden    32* (56b 5x4)     

19.1

Giles to Hayden, no run, tossed up and outside the off, a bit of turn, sweep played and missed

19.2

Giles to Hayden, no run, down the leg side, sweep played again towards the keeper

19.3

Giles to Hayden, 1 run, on the pads this time and eased through midwicket for a single

19.4

Giles to Ponting, FOUR, fullish and outside the off, driven through the off side and the timing is so good that the ball beats a diving Pietersen

19.5

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, played down towards cover for a single

19.6

Giles to Hayden, no run, flat and on the stumps, defended to the leg side and that is tea!

Match State: Tea - Day 2 That is tea on the second day. The players go off the field for a break. We will also take a break and be back soon with the action from the post-tea session. And play is just about to get under way here The players are on the field now Simon Jones will start from the Stretford End

End of over 20 (6 runs) Australia 73/1
ML Hayden    33* (60b 5x4)      AF Giles    3-1-12-1
RT Ponting    7* (11b 1x4)     

20.1

SP Jones to Ponting, OUT, short ball banged in, that one stops a bit on Ponting and then climbs a bit, Ponting's bat is hung out in an attempt to defend and the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and lobs up to Ian Bell at gully

RT Ponting c Bell b SP Jones 7 (20m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

That is a huge wicket for Jones and a body blow for Australia

20.2

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, short one banged in first up to Martyn and he just about manages to keep the ball down

20.3

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid-off

20.4

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, fullish and down the leg side, flick played and missed, off the pad towards fine-leg

20.5

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, pushed through full and far outside the off, left alone to the keeper

20.6

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, good length ball on the off, driven back to the onside

End of over 21 (wicket maiden) Australia 73/2
DR Martyn    0* (5b)      SP Jones    4-2-3-1
ML Hayden    33* (60b 5x4)     

21.1

Giles to Hayden, no run, fullish and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

21.2

Giles to Hayden, no run, just short of a length and in to rough, defended back down the pitch

21.3

Giles to Hayden, no run, just short of a length and on the pads worked away to the leg side

21.4

Giles to Hayden, 1 run, full and on the stumps, driven to long-on

21.5

Giles to Martyn, no run, full and down the leg side, left alone to the keeper

21.6

Giles to Martyn, 2 runs

End of over 22 (3 runs) Australia 76/2
DR Martyn    2* (7b)      AF Giles    4-1-15-1
ML Hayden    34* (64b 5x4)     

22.1

SP Jones to Hayden, no run

22.2

SP Jones to Hayden, 4 byes, full and far down the leg side, played at and missed, that beats batsman and keeper

22.3

SP Jones to Hayden, no run, once again full and late swing, played at and missed, rapped on the pad. Is this conventional swing or reverse? We'll have to see

22.4

SP Jones to Hayden, 5 no balls, and another one gets away! This is a beamer from Jones. Far outside the off, Geraint Jones misses it. Warning for the beamer

22.4

SP Jones to Hayden, no run, full late inswinger, played at and missed, off the pad towards mid off, loud shout for the lbw, turned down

22.5

SP Jones to Hayden, no run, full and far outside the off, this one swings away, the ball is definitely reversing, left alone

22.6

SP Jones to Hayden, no run, and once again left alone

End of over 23 (9 runs) Australia 85/2
ML Hayden    34* (71b 5x4)      SP Jones    5-2-8-1
DR Martyn    2* (7b)     

23.1

Giles to Martyn, 1 run, hurdled away for a single

23.2

Giles to Hayden, OUT, tossed up, the ball lands outside the off, in the rough, turns in sharply and Hayden plays back and is hit on the pad. Up goes the crooked finger of Billy Bowden

ML Hayden lbw b Giles 34 (112m 71b 5x4 0x6) SR: 47.88

23.3

Giles to Katich, no run, full, quick, outside the off, Katich prods tentatively, the ball goes past the edge and there is a loud shout for lbw

23.4

Giles to Katich, FOUR, outside the off and full, driven at, off the edge past slip for four, streaky way to get off the mark

23.5

Giles to Katich, no run

23.6

Giles to Katich, 1 run, full and outside the off, pushed away towards cover for a single

End of over 24 (2 runs) Australia 87/3
SM Katich    5* (4b 1x4)      AF Giles    5-1-21-2
DR Martyn    3* (8b)     

24.1

SP Jones to Katich, no run, full and on the off, played back down the pitch

24.2

SP Jones to Katich, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, clipped past midwicket

24.3

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, played down to gully

24.4

SP Jones to Martyn, 1 run, full and on the stumps, driven past the man at mid-on for a single

24.5

SP Jones to Katich, 1 run, full and outside the off, driven to mid-on

24.6

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, on the off this time and just a hint of swing, driven to mid-off

End of over 25 (3 runs) Australia 90/3
DR Martyn    4* (11b)      SP Jones    6-2-11-1
SM Katich    7* (7b 1x4)     

25.1

Giles to Katich, no run, fullish and on the off, a lot of spin from the rough, no shot offered, that is dangerous, not out says Bowden

25.2

Giles to Katich, no run, flat and on the pads, worked to the leg side

25.3

Giles to Katich, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to cover

25.4

Giles to Katich, no run, full and on the off, defended towards

25.5

Giles to Katich, FOUR, short and outside the off, played down to third man

25.6

Giles to Katich, no run, full and down the leg side, flick played and missed, off the pads to the leg side

End of over 26 (4 runs) Australia 94/3
SM Katich    11* (13b 2x4)      AF Giles    6-1-25-2
DR Martyn    4* (11b)     

26.1

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, full and outside the off, swinging away, driven to mid-off

26.2

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, short ball banged in, left alone to the keeper

26.3

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, slower ball outside the off, Martyn sees it early and guides the ball to point

26.4

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, full and swinging in to the pads, driven to mid-on

26.5

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, short and a bit of width, cut to point

26.6

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, full and outside the off, driven to cover

End of over 27 (maiden) Australia 94/3
DR Martyn    4* (17b)      SP Jones    7-3-7-1
SM Katich    11* (13b 1x4)     

27.1

Giles to Katich, no run, full and outside the off stump, defended carefully

27.2

Giles to Katich, no run, down the pitch and kicked away towards silly mid-off

27.3

Giles to Katich, 1 run, on the pads and full, flicked through midwicket

27.4

Giles to Martyn, no run, flat and on the pads, defended to the leg side

27.5

Giles to Martyn, 1 run, full and outside the off, played down to point

27.6

Giles to Katich, 2 runs, driven wide of long-on

End of over 28 (4 runs) Australia 98/3
SM Katich    14* (17b 1x4)      AF Giles    7-1-29-2
DR Martyn    5* (19b)     

28.1

SP Jones to Martyn, FOUR, on the pads, Martyn flicks well through square-leg

28.2

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, guided to point

28.3

SP Jones to Martyn, FOUR, full and outside the off stump, driven well through point

28.4

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, full and outside the off, driven to cover

28.5

SP Jones to Martyn, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid-off

28.6

SP Jones to Martyn, 3 runs, outside the off, steered through gully

End of over 29 (11 runs) Australia 109/3
DR Martyn    16* (25b 2x4)      SP Jones    8-3-18-1
SM Katich    14* (17b 1x4)     

29.1

Giles to Martyn, 3 runs, tossed up and on the pads, flicked through midwicket, desperate save by Flintoff at the ropes, the third umpire takes a look at it and decides it was not a four

29.2

Giles to Katich, 1 run, full and on the pads, worked through midwicket for a single

29.3

Giles to Martyn, no run, flat and on the pads, played back down the pitch

29.4

Giles to Martyn, no run, full and far down the leg side, left alone

29.5

Giles to Martyn, no run, flat and on the off, defended carefully

29.6

Giles to Martyn, no run, again pitching outside leg, kicked away

End of over 30 (4 runs) Australia 113/3
DR Martyn    19* (30b 2x4)      AF Giles    8-1-33-2
SM Katich    15* (18b 1x4)     

30.1

Flintoff to Katich, no run, fullish and outside the off from round the wicket, driven to cover

30.2

Flintoff to Katich, no run, short and a bit of width, cut to point

30.3

Flintoff to Katich, no run, fullish and on the off, driven back to the bowler

30.4

Flintoff to Katich, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

30.5

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

30.6

Flintoff to Katich, 1 run, driven to cover to end the over with a single

Chang in commentary now, its going to be Arun Kumar taking you through for the next few mins

End of over 31 (1 run) Australia 114/3
SM Katich    16* (24b 1x4)      A Flintoff    6-0-21-0
DR Martyn    19* (30b 2x4)     

31.1

Giles to Katich, no run, big turner from Ashley Giles, Katich goes back and tries to play it to the onside, gets strapped on the pads, stifled appeal from the England fielders around the bat

31.2

Giles to Katich, no run, plays it away to the off side, a bit edgy though

31.3

Giles to Katich, 1 run, bit fuller in length from Giles, and Katich plays it away to the vacant areas on the onside and take a single before the fielder fires in a throw to the wicket keeper

31.4

Giles to Martyn, no run, outside leg, and Martyn stays back and tries to play it to the onside, gets hit on the pads

31.5

Giles to Martyn, no run

31.6

Giles to Martyn, no run

Match State: Drinks A long session this one, and the players have just got a deserving drinks break, Umpire Billy Bowden calls for the drinks trolley to enter the field Match State: Drinks Flintoff will continue from the Stretford End after the drinks break Starts off from round the stumps, bowling to Katich

End of over 32 (1 run) Australia 115/3
DR Martyn    19* (33b 2x4)      AF Giles    9-1-34-2
SM Katich    17* (27b 1x4)     

32.1

Flintoff to Katich, OUT, wicket first ball after drinks!! what a start for England! Flintoff, delivers a good length delivery, angling into Katich, Katich misjudges the line and the length, and shoulders arms, only to see the ball ricochet into the stumps

SM Katich b Flintoff 17 (39m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.71

That was pure error of judgement from Simon Katich, who had looked good till then The dashing Adam Gilchrist is now in to replace Simon Katich, and the news from the Australian dressing room is that Michael Clarke is still not fit enough to bat

32.2

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, round the stumps again, and holding its line, Adam Gilchrist has a close look at it and decides to let it through to the keeper, no addition to the scores

32.3

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, outside off, again from round the stumps, bowled short of length, Gilchrist fishes outside off and gets beaten comprehensively

32.4

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run

32.5

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, outside off, and this one that came in off the wicket, Gilchrist watches it closely and decides its no harm to let it through to the keeper

32.6

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 3 runs, good length delivery from Flintoff again, but his time Gilchrist is in a position to drive it on the up, nicely through the cover region, gets off the mark with a nicely time cover drive

End of over 33 (3 runs) Australia 118/4
AC Gilchrist    3* (5b)      A Flintoff    7-0-24-1
DR Martyn    19* (33b 2x4)     

33.1

Giles to Gilchrist, 1 run, fuller delivery from Giles, Gilchrist shows signs of charging down the wicket, drives wide of the man at mid off and takes a single

33.2

Giles to Martyn, no run, Giles from over the stumps, pitching in the rough, Martyn leans forward and plays it defensively

33.3

Giles to Martyn, no run, again in the rough, this time turning big, Martyn stays back and allows the ball to come through to him and plays it off the back foot

33.4

Giles to Martyn, 1 run, this time, Martyn pushes the ball down to long off and takes a single

33.5

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, fuller delivery by Giles again, Gilchrist again charges down the wicket, but since its fuller, drives the ball back to the bowler

33.6

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, punches the ball, not entirely timed well, to the man at mid off, thinks of a single, but decides against it

third man in place for Martyn

End of over 34 (2 runs) Australia 120/4
AC Gilchrist    4* (8b)      AF Giles    10-1-36-2
DR Martyn    20* (36b 2x4)     

34.1

Flintoff to Martyn, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump and Martyn glides it down to third man

just the one slip in place for the new man, Flintoff to bowl round the stumps to the left-hander

34.2

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and swinging away, Gilchrist plays inside the line

34.3

Flintoff to Gilchrist, FOUR, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Gilchrist edges it away wide of the first slip, he was actually looking to leave the ball there, would have been a easy take if a second slips was in place!

34.4

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run

34.5

Flintoff to Gilchrist, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Gilchrist quickly gets back and cuts it away well wide of the fielder at backward point

34.6

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run

End of over 35 (9 runs) Australia 129/4
AC Gilchrist    12* (13b 2x4)      A Flintoff    8-0-33-1
DR Martyn    21* (37b 2x4)     

35.1

Giles to Martyn, no run, on the stumps and Martyn pushes it away towards cover

35.2

Giles to Martyn, no run, again on the stumps, bit fuller on this occasion, defended stretching forward

35.3

Giles to Martyn, OUT, that's a ripper! pitched outside the leg stump and turning across the right-hander, Martyn plays down the wrong line and the off stump is pegged back, Giles continues to impress, Australia five down and looking straight down the barrel!

DR Martyn b Giles 20 (71m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.78

that was a beauty, got the ball to turn across sharply and Martyn was clueless there Warne is the next man in

35.4

Giles to Warne, no run

35.5

Giles to Warne, no run, defended on the front-foot, bat and pad together

35.6

Giles to Warne, no run, quicker and fuller, on the stumps and Warne defends, end of a successful over

End of over 36 (wicket maiden) Australia 129/5
SK Warne    0* (3b)      AF Giles    11-2-36-3
AC Gilchrist    12* (13b 2x4)     

36.1

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 1 run, Oh dear!! Flintoff from round the stumps, back of length, Gilchrist goes after it, half-heartedly, the ball loops up in the air, Bell dives in an effort to catch it, can only get finger tips to it!

Lucky reprieve for Adam Gilchrist

36.2

Flintoff to Warne, no run, now coming to over the stumps for Warne, Warne shuffles across and plays it defensively, off the centre of the bat

36.3

Flintoff to Warne, no run, nasty delivery from Flintoff!! short of a length again, and Warne in no position to play it,, caught in the crease, and ends up playing awkwardly, gets hit on the left arm

36.4

Flintoff to Warne, 1 run, Flintoff errs in line, bowls on the pads of Warne, who tugs it away to square leg and takes a single

36.5

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, yorker!! this is good bowling from Flintoff, forces Gilchrist to watch every delivery closely, this time manages to get the bat down in time

36.6

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, another drop!!we've seen plenty of catches being put down in this match, have England's fielders too caught the bug now? Gilchrist drives the ball uppishly through cover, Pietersen at short covers dives to his right but cant hold onto it

Two lives for Gilchrist in the space of an over

End of over 37 (2 runs) Australia 131/5
AC Gilchrist    13* (16b 2x4)      A Flintoff    9-0-35-1
SK Warne    1* (6b)     

37.1

Giles to Warne, no run, good length delivery, Gilchrist charges down and drives it to cover

37.2

Giles to Warne, no run, this time played away to the onside, a bit of bat, onto pad, and then the ball runs away to to onside

37.3

Giles to Warne, 1 run, another drop!!we've seen plenty of catches being put down in this match, have England's fielders too caught the bug now? Gilchrist drives the ball uppishly through cover, Pietersen at short covers dives to his right but cant hold onto it

37.4

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, good length delivery, Gilchrist charges down and drives it to cover

37.5

Giles to Gilchrist, 1 run, this time played away to the onside, a bit of bat, onto pad, and then the ball runs away to to onside

37.6

Giles to Warne, no run, defended stepping out, nicely got to the pitch of the delivery there

End of over 38 (2 runs) Australia 133/5
SK Warne    2* (10b)      AF Giles    12-2-38-3
AC Gilchrist    14* (18b 2x4)     

38.1

Flintoff to Warne, no run, down the leg side this time, Warne shuffles across the stumps and tries to run it down fine, misses it all completely

38.2

Flintoff to Warne, no run, short one from Flintoff, Warne cuts it off the backfoot, can't find the gap though

38.3

Flintoff to Warne, no run

38.4

Flintoff to Warne, (no ball) FOUR, drifting down the leg side and Warne flicks it away off his pad, fine leg fielder dives across but fails to stop the ball

38.4

Flintoff to Warne, no run, beauty! pitches outside off and holds its line, Warne plays for the one that comes inside, but this one holds its line and Warne is beaten

38.5

Flintoff to Warne, no run

38.6

Flintoff to Warne, no run

End of over 39 (6 runs) Australia 139/5
SK Warne    6* (17b 1x4)      A Flintoff    10-0-40-1
AC Gilchrist    15* (18b 2x4)     

39.1

Giles to Gilchrist, 1 run, fullish an don the stumps, driven totally unconvincingly to the leg side

39.2

Giles to Warne, no run, well flighted and on the stumps, driven back to mid-off

39.3

Giles to Warne, 1 run, down the leg side, shovel swept to deep backward square-leg

39.4

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, well flighted and outside the off, down the pitch and defended

39.5

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, back of a length and outside the off, driven to cover

39.6

Giles to Gilchrist, 1 run, tossed up a bit, Gilchrist comes down the pitch and drives, off a thick inside edge to the leg side

Just a quick note to let you know that this is Anand Vasu back again at the commentary

End of over 40 (3 runs) Australia 142/5
AC Gilchrist    17* (22b 2x4)      AF Giles    13-2-41-3
SK Warne    7* (19b 1x4)     

40.1

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, driven to point off the back foot

40.2

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, defended to the off side

40.3

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 1 run, short and a bit of width, jammed down to point

40.4

Flintoff to Warne, no run, full and on the stumps, again Warne walks right across his stumps and flicks to the on side

40.5

Flintoff to Warne, no run, full and outside the off, driven to cover

40.6

Flintoff to Warne, 1 no ball, short ball banged in, well directed as well, off the glove, falls at Warne's feet

40.6

Flintoff to Warne, no run, fended away to the leg side

End of over 41 (2 runs) Australia 144/5
SK Warne    7* (23b 1x4)      A Flintoff    11-0-42-1
AC Gilchrist    18* (25b 2x4)     

41.1

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, flat and on the off, played back down the pitch

41.2

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, quicker one just outside the off, fired in to the rough, good spin, defended back down the pitch

41.3

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, short of a length and good spin again, defended to the leg side

41.4

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, full and outside the off, defended

41.5

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, defended back down the pitch

41.6

Giles to Gilchrist, FOUR, tossed up, Gilchrist comes down the pitch and goes for the big hit, he gets hold of it decently but it's not one of those extra=special hits, Harmison is halfway to the fence at long-on, he reaches for it but the ball just evades him. That was close!

End of over 42 (4 runs) Australia 148/5
AC Gilchrist    22* (31b 3x4)      AF Giles    14-2-45-3
SK Warne    7* (23b 1x4)     

42.1

Harmison to Warne, FOUR, loosener outside the off, Warne drives on the up and gets enough bat on it to clear long-off

42.2

Harmison to Warne, no run, short and on the stumps, defended awkwardly

42.3

Harmison to Warne, no run, short one on the stumps, Warne sways out of the way

42.4

Harmison to Warne, no run, short of a length once more, Warne goes for the cut and misses

42.5

Harmison to Warne, no run, fullish and outside the off, Warne has a poke and misses

42.6

Harmison to Warne, no run, full and outside the off, played at and missed

End of over 43 (4 runs) Australia 152/5
SK Warne    11* (29b 2x4)      SJ Harmison    4-0-19-0
AC Gilchrist    22* (31b 3x4)     

43.1

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, full and on the stumps, down the pitch and kicked away

43.2

Giles to Gilchrist, no run

43.3

Giles to Gilchrist, 3 leg byes, and three leg byes stolen there to turn the strike over

43.4

Giles to Warne, no run, full and on the off, defended

43.5

Giles to Warne, 1 run, turned away on the leg side

43.6

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, turning in from outside the off stump, Gilchrist goes back and pushes it back to the bowler

time for drinks Match State: Drinks

End of over 44 (4 runs) Australia 156/5
AC Gilchrist    22* (35b 3x4)      AF Giles    15-2-46-3
SK Warne    12* (31b 2x4)     

44.1

Harmison to Warne, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Warne pokes at it away from his body and gets beaten

44.2

Harmison to Warne, 1 run, short ball, drifting onto the pads and Warne turns it away behind square for a single

Harmison to bowl round the wicket to the left-hander

44.3

Harmison to Gilchrist, no run, short outside the off stump, ball kept low after hitting the deck and Gilchrist fails to make contact, was looking to cut it away

44.4

Harmison to Gilchrist, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the fine leg region, easy single

44.5

Harmison to Warne, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Warne leans back and cuts it away in front of point, didn't bother to keep it down, lovely shot

44.6

Harmison to Warne, no run

End of over 45 (6 runs) Australia 162/5
SK Warne    17* (35b 3x4)      SJ Harmison    5-0-25-0
AC Gilchrist    23* (37b 3x4)     

45.1

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, turning in from outside the off stump, Gilchrist defends it carefully

45.2

Giles to Gilchrist, 1 run, again turning in from outside the off stump, fraction short on this occasion, Gilchrist quickly goes back and turns it away on the leg side for a single

45.3

Giles to Warne, no run, comes down the track and defends it down to the mid-off region, Giles saw Warne steeping out and purposefully pulled it back a bit

45.4

Giles to Warne, no run

45.5

Giles to Warne, no run, good delivery, turning in from outside the leg stump, looked like the ball pitched on the rough, Warne awkwardly defends

45.6

Giles to Warne, 2 runs, turned away in front of square on the leg side, comfortable two

End of over 46 (3 runs) Australia 165/5
SK Warne    19* (39b 3x4)      AF Giles    16-2-49-3
AC Gilchrist    24* (39b 3x4)     

46.1

Harmison to Gilchrist, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and Gilchrist punches it away off the back-foot, cover fielder moves across and cuts off the single

46.2

Harmison to Gilchrist, no run, again driven away to the cover region, fails to beat the fielder there, Harmison bowling round the wicket to Gilchrist

46.3

Harmison to Gilchrist, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, just where Gilchrist loves it most, comes down hard on it and the ball races away to the third man fence

46.4

Harmison to Gilchrist, 1 run, slower ball, turned away to deep square leg, Gilchrist not in full control there

46.5

Harmison to Warne, no run, sharp bounce and Warne ducks under it

46.6

Harmison to Warne, (no ball) 2 runs, pulled down to the long-on region, not a well timed shot

46.6

Harmison to Warne, FOUR, short and wide, cut well though uppishly to the backward point fence

End of over 47 (12 runs) Australia 177/5
SK Warne    25* (42b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    6-0-37-0
AC Gilchrist    29* (43b 4x4)     

47.1

Giles to Gilchrist, no run

47.2

Giles to Gilchrist, 1 run, worked to the on side

47.3

Giles to Warne, no run, down the leg side, Warne plays an airy swipe, the ball bobs up to Geraint Jones, loud shout for caught behind, denied

47.4

Giles to Warne, FOUR, down the pitch and bang! Hit back past Giles to the long-off fence

47.5

Giles to Warne, no run, flat and on the pads, defended back down the pitch

47.6

Giles to Warne, no run, faster one raps Warne on the pad, loud shout for lbw is turned down

End of over 48 (5 runs) Australia 182/5
SK Warne    29* (46b 5x4)      AF Giles    17-2-54-3
AC Gilchrist    30* (45b 4x4)     

48.1

SP Jones to Gilchrist, OUT, full and outside the off, Gilchrist has a nervous poke and the outside edge goes straight to the keeper. caught Jones b Jones and that is an inspired bowling change!

AC Gilchrist c †GO Jones b SP Jones 30 (74m 49b 4x4 0x6) SR: 61.22

And here is Michael Clarke, out to bat with a runner. From the sick bed and out to the middle. Here's Michael Clarke in some pain (back) doing battle for Australia

48.2

SP Jones to Clarke, no run, full and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

48.3

SP Jones to Clarke, 1 wide, short ball banged in to test Clarke, but it is too high and called a wide

48.3

SP Jones to Clarke, no run, full and outside the off, Clarke plays at it and misses. You can see Clarke is in trouble here with the back

48.4

SP Jones to Clarke, no run, full and on the off, driven hard to mid-off

48.5

SP Jones to Clarke, no run, short one outside the off, swinging away, left alone to the keeper

48.6

SP Jones to Clarke, 2 runs, low full-toss on the pads, flicked to Giles at midwicket who mis-fields and Clarke gets off the mark

End of over 49 (3 runs) Australia 185/6
MJ Clarke    2* (5b)      SP Jones    9-3-21-2
SK Warne    29* (43b 5x4)     

49.1

Giles to Warne, no run, down the pitch, big shot played, off the inside edge on to pad

49.2

Giles to Warne, no run, full and on the off, defended to the off side

49.3

Giles to Warne, FOUR, down the track and walloped, Warne makes good contact with that one over midwicket

49.4

Giles to Warne, 1 run, on the pads and worked to the on side for a single

49.5

Giles to Clarke, no run, full and on the leg stump, driven back to the bowler

49.6

Giles to Clarke, no run, fuller and on the stumps, defended carefully

End of over 50 (5 runs) Australia 190/6
MJ Clarke    2* (7b)      AF Giles    18-2-59-3
SK Warne    34* (47b 6x4)     
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