Australia tour of England and Scotland, 4th Test: England v Australia at Leeds, Aug 7-9, 2009
The Ashes - 4th Test
Australia won by an innings and 80 runs
Played at Headingley, Leeds
7,8,9 August 2009 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss* c North b Siddle 3 16 17 0 0 17.64
3.6 catch - catch! What a total screamer from North! Strauss drove outside off and North took it high, with one hand, to his right, at second slip - and it stuck! Magnificent snaffle, reminiscent of Mark Waugh 11/1
View dismissal AN Cook c Clarke b Clark 30 104 65 3 0 46.15
22.2 another one goes! Clark gets the big wicket of Cook, who prods at a ball that doesn't straighten as much as he expected, a thick edge is well taken by Michael Clarke low to his right at first slip 63/5
View dismissal RS Bopara c Hussey b Hilfenhaus 1 10 6 0 0 16.66
6.4 he's got him! Bopara's punched him straight to gully. Good, accurate bowling - it spat up at him a touch, but that's a horridly loose stroke by a No.3 with the ball swinging around 16/2
View dismissal IR Bell c †Haddin b Johnson 8 40 26 2 0 30.76
15.3 gone! Terrific bouncer from Johnson, on line and made Bell play at shoulder height, he's really only fended and the ball runs off the face of the bat to Haddin 39/3
View dismissal PD Collingwood c Ponting b Clark 0 13 5 0 0 0.00
18.3 Clark gets his first! Another excellent outswinger on the right length and Collingwood simply prods, finds the outside edge and Ponting at second slip takes a straightforward chance 42/4
MJ Prior not out 37 76 43 5 0 86.04
View dismissal SCJ Broad c Katich b Clark 3 13 12 0 0 25.00
24.5 great catch! What a pickup from Katich at short square leg, Broad has clipped that off his pads and Katich has to go low down and gets his fingers under the ball, very quick reflexes 72/6
View dismissal GP Swann c Clarke b Siddle 0 21 15 0 0 0.00
29.4 pitches this up and Swann obliges with a drive, gets a thick outside edge which flies to Clarke at first slip taking it comfortably to his right. Easy as you like 92/7
View dismissal SJ Harmison c †Haddin b Siddle 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
31.4 Harmison gets his 20th duck! He holds the same record as Mike Atherton, trying to work this to the leg side but getting a thin edge on it through to Haddin 98/8
View dismissal JM Anderson c †Haddin b Siddle 3 7 10 0 0 30.00
33.4 good bouncer! Nasty delivery aimed right at his skull, he jumped back and just couldn't get his hands away from it, Haddin taking an easy catch 102/9
View dismissal G Onions c Katich b Siddle 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
33.5 Siddle has five! Brilliant stuff. A horrid bouncer hammers into his forearm and flies to short-leg where Katich takes a good catch. Nowhere near his glove but, well, near enough given he's a tailender and Siddle roars his delight 102/10
Extras (b 5, lb 8, w 1, nb 3) 17
  Total (all out; 33.5 overs; 163 mins) 102 (3.01 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket BW Hilfenhaus 7 0 20 1 2.85 33 2 0 (2nb)
6.4 to Bopara, he's got him! Bopara's punched him straight to gully. Good, accurate bowling - it spat up at him a touch, but that's a horridly loose stroke by a No.3 with the ball swinging around 16/2
View wickets PM Siddle 9.5 0 21 5 2.13 47 2 0 (1nb)
3.6 to Strauss, catch - catch! What a total screamer from North! Strauss drove outside off and North took it high, with one hand, to his right, at second slip - and it stuck! Magnificent snaffle, reminiscent of Mark Waugh 11/1
29.4 to Swann, pitches this up and Swann obliges with a drive, gets a thick outside edge which flies to Clarke at first slip taking it comfortably to his right. Easy as you like 92/7
31.4 to Harmison, Harmison gets his 20th duck! He holds the same record as Mike Atherton, trying to work this to the leg side but getting a thin edge on it through to Haddin 98/8
33.4 to Anderson, good bouncer! Nasty delivery aimed right at his skull, he jumped back and just couldn't get his hands away from it, Haddin taking an easy catch 102/9
33.5 to Onions, Siddle has five! Brilliant stuff. A horrid bouncer hammers into his forearm and flies to short-leg where Katich takes a good catch. Nowhere near his glove but, well, near enough given he's a tailender and Siddle roars his delight 102/10
View wicket MG Johnson 7 0 30 1 4.28 29 4 0 (1w)
15.3 to Bell, gone! Terrific bouncer from Johnson, on line and made Bell play at shoulder height, he's really only fended and the ball runs off the face of the bat to Haddin 39/3
View wickets SR Clark 10 4 18 3 1.80 52 2 0
18.3 to Collingwood, Clark gets his first! Another excellent outswinger on the right length and Collingwood simply prods, finds the outside edge and Ponting at second slip takes a straightforward chance 42/4
22.2 to Cook, another one goes! Clark gets the big wicket of Cook, who prods at a ball that doesn't straighten as much as he expected, a thick edge is well taken by Michael Clarke low to his right at first slip 63/5
24.5 to Broad, great catch! What a pickup from Katich at short square leg, Broad has clipped that off his pads and Katich has to go low down and gets his fingers under the ball, very quick reflexes 72/6
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson lbw b Onions 51 121 67 9 0 76.11
27.3 got him. Onions actually gets one straight as Watson tried to whip it to leg, and that's hitting him halfway up middle stump 133/2
View dismissal SM Katich c Bopara b Harmison 0 9 4 0 0 0.00
1.4 got him! A brute from Harmison cutting back and bouncing on Katich who fended it off his gloves to the diving leg gully 14/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* lbw b Broad 78 119 101 12 1 77.22
28.6 got him! Broad raps him on the pad with one angling into Ponting's pads, as he tries to whip it to leg, and there's a long delay before Rauf raises his finger 140/3
View dismissal MEK Hussey lbw b Broad 10 16 10 2 0 100.00
30.3 gone! Broad gets the breakthrough coming around the wicket, swinging in to Hussey and strikes him in line, would have taken leg stump 151/4
View dismissal MJ Clarke lbw b Onions 93 193 138 13 0 67.39
72.6 Onions gets the breakthrough at last! That's an inswinging yorker, it moves late as well, and Clarke is struck in line with middle stump, that would have taken leg stump 303/5
View dismissal MJ North c Anderson b Broad 110 321 206 13 1 53.39
104.1 that's it, the innings ends with a big slog to deep midwicket, it's taken comfortably and Broad gets six 445/10
View dismissal BJ Haddin c Bell b Harmison 14 25 23 1 0 60.86
80.2 got him! Somehow, the bouncer war has worked. Just short of a length, Haddin went for a pull but it wasn't quite short enough and he spooned it around to leg gully 323/6
View dismissal MG Johnson c Bopara b Broad 27 70 53 5 0 50.94
96.3 the short ball gets a wicket, Johnson goes for the pull and it flies high out to deep midwicket, where Bopara doesn't have to move to take the catch just inside the boundary 393/7
View dismissal PM Siddle b Broad 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
96.6 gone! Siddle departs for a golden duck. Broad aims at the stumps and it takes the top of off, well bowled by Broad, who now has four. 394/8
View dismissal SR Clark b Broad 32 24 22 1 3 145.45
102.5 Broad gets five, and that's the end of Clark's cameo. He's flashed at one outside off and the bottom edge cannons into off stump 440/9
BW Hilfenhaus not out 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 9, lb 14, w 4, nb 3) 30
  Total (all out; 104.1 overs; 463 mins) 445 (4.27 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  JM Anderson 18 3 89 0 4.94 77 15 0 (1w)
View wickets SJ Harmison 23 4 98 2 4.26 97 17 0 (1w)
1.4 to Katich, got him! A brute from Harmison cutting back and bouncing on Katich who fended it off his gloves to the diving leg gully 14/1
80.2 to Haddin, got him! Somehow, the bouncer war has worked. Just short of a length, Haddin went for a pull but it wasn't quite short enough and he spooned it around to leg gully 323/6
View wickets G Onions 22 5 80 2 3.63 96 10 1 (2nb, 1w)
27.3 to Watson, got him. Onions actually gets one straight as Watson tried to whip it to leg, and that's hitting him halfway up middle stump 133/2
72.6 to Clarke, Onions gets the breakthrough at last! That's an inswinging yorker, it moves late as well, and Clarke is struck in line with middle stump, that would have taken leg stump 303/5
View wickets SCJ Broad 25.1 6 91 6 3.61 114 10 2 (1nb, 1w)
28.6 to Ponting, got him! Broad raps him on the pad with one angling into Ponting's pads, as he tries to whip it to leg, and there's a long delay before Rauf raises his finger 140/3
30.3 to Hussey, gone! Broad gets the breakthrough coming around the wicket, swinging in to Hussey and strikes him in line, would have taken leg stump 151/4
96.3 to Johnson, the short ball gets a wicket, Johnson goes for the pull and it flies high out to deep midwicket, where Bopara doesn't have to move to take the catch just inside the boundary 393/7
96.6 to Siddle, gone! Siddle departs for a golden duck. Broad aims at the stumps and it takes the top of off, well bowled by Broad, who now has four. 394/8
102.5 to Clark, Broad gets five, and that's the end of Clark's cameo. He's flashed at one outside off and the bottom edge cannons into off stump 440/9
104.1 to North, that's it, the innings ends with a big slog to deep midwicket, it's taken comfortably and Broad gets six 445/10
  GP Swann 16 4 64 0 4.00 64 4 2
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss* lbw b Hilfenhaus 32 97 78 4 0 41.02
22.4 gone! Hilfenhaus gets the first breakthrough with a ball that swings back in to Strauss and strikes him on the back thigh, Asad Rauf has no hesitation in raising his finger. 58/1
View dismissal AN Cook c †Haddin b Johnson 30 136 84 4 0 35.71
29.6 Cook is gone! Johnson gets another, fast and full, swinging away from Cook, who gets a thin edge through to Haddin. Wonderful bowling! 78/5
View dismissal RS Bopara lbw b Hilfenhaus 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
22.5 two from two! Bopara is gone lbw, Hilfenhaus simply aims at off stump and Asad Rauf gives Bopara out. 58/2
View dismissal IR Bell c Ponting b Johnson 3 12 12 0 0 25.00
25.5 Johnson strikes! Not a good shot from Bell, he's prodded at one outside off and tamely edges to Ponting at second slip 67/3
View dismissal PD Collingwood lbw b Johnson 4 10 10 0 0 40.00
27.6 another one! Big, big inswinger from Johnson, that's an outstanding, fast, full ball that takes Collingwood in line with middle and leg and that's one of the easier lbw calls of this series. 74/4
View dismissal JM Anderson c Ponting b Hilfenhaus 4 20 10 1 0 40.00
32.3 edged - gone! Taken by Ponting at second slip. Easy as you like. Anderson trudges off painfully slowly. Perfect line from Hilfenhaus and had him feeling for it 86/6
View dismissal MJ Prior c †Haddin b Hilfenhaus 22 40 29 3 0 75.86
38.6 amazing catch from Haddin! A beautiful outswinger had Prior lured into a nibble, Haddin had to decide whether to dive in front of first slip - he did, he dived, and he caught it magnificently with his right glove. Awesome 120/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad c Watson b Siddle 61 95 49 10 0 124.48
51.3 this time Broad finds the fielder in the deep! Siddle bangs it in short and Broad pulls it to deep midwicket where Watson running in makes a good sliding catch 228/8
View dismissal GP Swann c †Haddin b Johnson 62 100 72 7 1 86.11
59.2 got him! Has he? Yes! The thinnest of edges on that as Swann drives outside off. Swann's utterly unconvinced but up goes the finger and that ends a fine, entertaining knock 259/9
SJ Harmison not out 19 43 28 4 0 67.85
View dismissal G Onions b Johnson 0 8 7 0 0 0.00
61.3 bowled him with a jaffa! Cut back sharply and Onions didn't have an answer. Australia level the series 1-1 and Johnson has five 263/10
Extras (b 5, lb 5, w 5, nb 11) 26
  Total (all out; 61.3 overs; 275 mins) 263 (4.27 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets BW Hilfenhaus 19 2 60 4 3.15 88 5 0 (9nb)
22.4 to Strauss, gone! Hilfenhaus gets the first breakthrough with a ball that swings back in to Strauss and strikes him on the back thigh, Asad Rauf has no hesitation in raising his finger. 58/1
22.5 to Bopara, two from two! Bopara is gone lbw, Hilfenhaus simply aims at off stump and Asad Rauf gives Bopara out. 58/2
32.3 to Anderson, edged - gone! Taken by Ponting at second slip. Easy as you like. Anderson trudges off painfully slowly. Perfect line from Hilfenhaus and had him feeling for it 86/6
38.6 to Prior, amazing catch from Haddin! A beautiful outswinger had Prior lured into a nibble, Haddin had to decide whether to dive in front of first slip - he did, he dived, and he caught it magnificently with his right glove. Awesome 120/7
View wicket PM Siddle 12 2 50 1 4.16 53 6 1 (1nb, 1w)
51.3 to Broad, this time Broad finds the fielder in the deep! Siddle bangs it in short and Broad pulls it to deep midwicket where Watson running in makes a good sliding catch 228/8
  SR Clark 11 1 74 0 6.72 41 13 0 (1nb)
View wickets MG Johnson 19.3 3 69 5 3.53 83 9 0
25.5 to Bell, Johnson strikes! Not a good shot from Bell, he's prodded at one outside off and tamely edges to Ponting at second slip 67/3
27.6 to Collingwood, another one! Big, big inswinger from Johnson, that's an outstanding, fast, full ball that takes Collingwood in line with middle and leg and that's one of the easier lbw calls of this series. 74/4
29.6 to Cook, Cook is gone! Johnson gets another, fast and full, swinging away from Cook, who gets a thin edge through to Haddin. Wonderful bowling! 78/5
59.2 to Swann, got him! Has he? Yes! The thinnest of edges on that as Swann drives outside off. Swann's utterly unconvinced but up goes the finger and that ends a fine, entertaining knock 259/9
61.3 to Onions, bowled him with a jaffa! Cut back sharply and Onions didn't have an answer. Australia level the series 1-1 and Johnson has five 263/10

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series level 1-1
Player of the match - MJ North (Australia)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and BF Bowden (New Zealand)
TV umpire - IJ Gould
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - JH Evans
Close of play
  • Fri, 7 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 196/4 (MJ Clarke 34*, MJ North 7*, 47 ov)
  • Sat, 8 Aug - day 2 - England 2nd innings 82/5 (JM Anderson 0*, MJ Prior 4*, 32 ov)
  • Sun, 9 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 263 (61.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • England 1st innings
    • Drinks: England - 38/2 in 14.0 overs (AN Cook 22, IR Bell 8)
    • England: 50 runs in 19.5 overs (121 balls), Extras 5, 93 mins
    • Lunch: England - 72/6 in 24.5 overs (MJ Prior 17)
    • England: 100 runs in 32.6 overs (202 balls), Extras 17, 157 mins
    • Innings Break: England - 102/10 in 33.5 overs (MJ Prior 37)
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 6.2 overs (39 balls), Extras 5, 29 mins
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (SR Watson 14, RT Ponting 38, Ex 1), 51 mins
    • Tea: Australia - 69/1 in 15.0 overs (SR Watson 24, RT Ponting 39)
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 63 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6), 77 mins
    • Australia: 100 runs in 21.6 overs (134 balls), Extras 8, 97 mins
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 135 balls (SR Watson 34, RT Ponting 63, Ex 4), 96 mins
    • SR Watson: 50 off 65 balls (9 x 4), 120 mins
    • Australia: 150 runs in 30.2 overs (185 balls), Extras 11, 138 mins
    • Drinks: Australia - 151/4 in 30.3 overs (MJ Clarke 1)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 196/4 in 47.0 overs (MJ Clarke 34, MJ North 7)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 47.3 overs (289 balls), Extras 16, 219 mins
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 103 balls (MJ Clarke 34, MJ North 11, Ex 5), 77 mins
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 78 balls (7 x 4), 110 mins
    • Australia: 250 runs in 55.4 overs (339 balls), Extras 17, 248 mins
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 153 balls (MJ Clarke 65, MJ North 29, Ex 6), 111 mins
    • Drinks: Australia - 268/4 in 62.0 overs (MJ Clarke 79, MJ North 31)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 71.5 overs (437 balls), Extras 19, 371 mins
    • MJ North: 50 off 117 balls (6 x 4), 179 mins
    • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 253 balls (MJ Clarke 91, MJ North 51, Ex 8), 111 mins
    • Lunch: Australia - 306/5 in 76.0 overs (MJ North 53, BJ Haddin 2)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 323/5 after 80.1 overs (MJ North 58, BJ Haddin 14)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 86.4 overs (526 balls), Extras 20, 380 mins
    • Drinks: Australia - 359/6 in 91.0 overs (MJ North 84, MG Johnson 8)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (MJ North 26, MG Johnson 18, Ex 7)
    • Australia: 400 runs in 97.5 overs (594 balls), Extras 30, 433 mins
    • MJ North: 100 off 193 balls (12 x 4, 1 x 6), 292 mins
    • Innings Break: Australia - 445/10 in 104.1 overs (BW Hilfenhaus 0)
    • England 2nd innings
    • Drinks: England - 29/0 in 15.0 overs (AJ Strauss 17, AN Cook 10)
    • England: 50 runs in 18.3 overs (113 balls), Extras 4, 81 mins
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 113 balls (AJ Strauss 29, AN Cook 17, Ex 4), 81 mins
    • End Of Day: England - 82/5 in 32.0 overs (JM Anderson 0, MJ Prior 4)
    • England: 100 runs in 35.1 overs (217 balls), Extras 9, 162 mins
    • England: 150 runs in 44.5 overs (279 balls), Extras 15, 207 mins
    • Drinks: England - 150/7 in 45.0 overs (SCJ Broad 25, GP Swann 15)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (SCJ Broad 32, GP Swann 16, Ex 4), 40 mins
    • England 2nd Innings: 1x7 ball over (48th over, PM Siddle, called by Umpire BF Bowden)
    • SCJ Broad: 50 off 43 balls (8 x 4), 76 mins
    • England: 200 runs in 48.5 overs (305 balls), Extras 24, 230 mins
    • 8th Wicket: 100 runs in 77 balls (SCJ Broad 47, GP Swann 42, Ex 14), 60 mins
    • England 2nd Innings: 1x5 ball over (52nd over, PM Siddle, called by Umpire BF Bowden)
    • GP Swann: 50 off 53 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6), 76 mins
    • Lunch: England - 245/8 in 56.0 overs (GP Swann 58, SJ Harmison 6)
    • England: 250 runs in 58.2 overs (361 balls), Extras 25, 275 mins
 
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