Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Wicket commentary

The Ashes - 3rd Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100


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

Australia 58/1   ML Hayden 25* (46b 4x4)   AF Giles 0.5-0-0-1


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

Australia 73/2   ML Hayden 33* (60b 5x4)   SP Jones 3.1-1-3-1


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

Australia 82/3   DR Martyn 3* (8b)   AF Giles 4.2-1-16-2


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

Australia 115/4   DR Martyn 19* (33b 2x4)   A Flintoff 6.1-0-21-1


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

Australia 129/5   AC Gilchrist 12* (13b 2x4)   AF Giles 10.3-1-36-3


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

Australia 182/6   SK Warne 29* (46b 5x4)   SP Jones 8.1-3-18-2


SP Jones to Clarke, OUT, slower ball, Clarke picks it and tries to thrash it over mid-off but can only find Flintoff

MJ Clarke c Flintoff b SP Jones 7 (19m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

Australia 197/7   SK Warne 36* (50b 6x4)   SP Jones 10.3-3-28-3


SP Jones to Warne, OUT, short ball banged in Warne impulsively hooks, it's hit well but not well enough to clear Giles on the fence. That is a key wicket

SK Warne c Giles b SP Jones 90 (183m 122b 11x4 1x6) SR: 73.77

Australia 287/8   JN Gillespie 13* (79b)   SP Jones 13.2-3-47-4


SP Jones to Lee, OUT, just short of a good length and outside the off, Lee goes for the drive, the ball swings away late and takes the edge, Marcus Trescothick dives to his left and takes a good catch!

B Lee c Trescothick b SP Jones 1 (17m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.25

Australia 293/9   JN Gillespie 18* (90b 1x4)   SP Jones 15.4-4-47-5


SP Jones to Gillespie, OUT, good length delivery, swinging in from outside the off stump, Gillespie stands his ground and drives but fails to make contact, ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps and surprisingly umpire Bucknor's finger goes up pretty quickly

JN Gillespie lbw b SP Jones 26 (144m 111b 1x4 1x6) SR: 23.42

Australia 302/10   GD McGrath 1* (4b)   SP Jones 17.5-6-53-6
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Sep 8-12, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Aug 25-28, 2005
England won by 3 wickets
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 11-15, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Birmingham - Aug 4-7, 2005
England won by 2 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 21-24, 2005
Australia won by 239 runs
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