Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2nd Test: England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 16-20, 2009
The Ashes - 2nd Test
England won by 115 runs
Played at Lord's, London
16,17,18,19,20 July 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
0.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, that shuttled through to Haddin low - very slow indeed. Bounced once before the keeper

0.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, a little wide, a touch quicker but still carries through low to Haddin

0.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, that's better. A bit more bite in the delivery

0.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, too wide and left alone outside off. No sign of swing yet

0.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, Strauss gets bat on ball for the first time this morning, crunching it with pleasing solidity out to cover

0.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, that's a ripper! A corking jaffa cuts and lifts away from Strauss, up the hill too - wonderful ball

England 0/0   AJ Strauss 0* (6b)
3.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, Strauss leaves it alone outside off

3.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, quick ball, 91.4mph, but comfortably wide from Johnson

3.3

Johnson to Strauss, no run, a better line, but it's remarkable to see the speed gun report that at 91.2mph when the ball barely carried through. It's a deathly slow pitch, this. An absolute pudding, as it has been for about four years

3.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, outside off, left alone

3.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, good, testing line on the off stump, forcing Strauss back into a defensive block to leg

3.6

Johnson to Strauss, 2 runs, neat turn of the wrists through midwicket. Strauss off the mark

England 7/0   AJ Strauss 2* (12b)
5.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

5.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, better ball - that's a good, tough delivery to face. A bouncer and he sways out of the way

5.3

Johnson to Strauss, no run, in the channel but comfortably left alone

5.4

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, awful ball to a man so comfortable on the back foot. Smashed for four past point.

5.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, fuller and better length, though that too came right out of the meat, shooting to mid-off

5.6

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, slightly uppishly flicked but powerfully hit through midwicket off the middle of the bat. Pure timing and a poor ball is capitalised upon by Strauss

England 15/0   AJ Strauss 10* (18b 2x4)
7.1

Johnson to Strauss, 2 runs, squeezed off the back foot behind square. "Waiting, waiting - yeah go on, go on" is the urgent call by Strauss.

7.2

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, horrifically wide! Strauss flung the bat at it and did really well to even get bat on it, let alone time it as well as he did

7.3

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, and that's on his legs and four more to Strauss! The easiest of gimmees

7.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, miles down the leg side

7.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, short, and mis-cut down to the slips

7.6

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, better length but a little too straight and worked behind square

England 34/0   AJ Strauss 21* (24b 4x4)
8.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 run, nudged out to the off side. Good call from Strauss and they nick a single

England 35/0   AJ Strauss 22* (25b 4x4)
9.1

Siddle to Strauss, 1 run, pulled around square

England 40/0   AJ Strauss 23* (26b 4x4)
11.1

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, on his pads and nudged behind square for a single

England 42/0   AJ Strauss 24* (27b 4x4)
12.1

Siddle to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

12.2

Siddle to Strauss, no run, good and full length from Siddle, and this cuts away from the left-hander. Well left

12.3

Siddle to Strauss, no run, good length again. Strauss pushes forward solidly, defending to gully

12.4

Siddle to Strauss, no run, driven confidently but mid-off pulls off a good save to his right

12.5

Siddle to Strauss, no run, Strauss unleashes the most orthodox of off-drives, banging it straight to mid-off

12.6

Siddle to Strauss, FOUR, there we go. The third attempt is placed better and rockets to the extra-cover boundary for four. Shot!

England 50/0   AJ Strauss 28* (33b 5x4)
13.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, ignored outside off

England 53/0   AJ Strauss 28* (34b 5x4)
15.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, angled across and Strauss leaves it

15.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, a bit of bounce and carry here, but left alone outside off

15.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, 88.9mph or 143.1kph, pushed across the body and left alone

15.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, Strauss pushes at this one, a thickish edge runs along the ground to Hussey at gully

15.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, straight-bat defence from Strauss, only a hint of swing

15.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, no shot offered once again, Hilfenhaus isn't really finding much swing

England 57/0   AJ Strauss 28* (40b 5x4)
17.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, shortish ball, Strauss misses his attempted pull

17.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, pushed across Strauss, who lets it go

17.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, no swing, Strauss can comfortably leave outside off

17.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, straighter line, makes Strauss play on off stump and he defends

17.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, no shot offered this time as the ball angles across Strauss once more

17.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, pushes defensively to mid-off

England 65/0   AJ Strauss 28* (46b 5x4)
19.1

Siddle to Strauss, no run, a bit too wide to begin with, Strauss lets it go

19.2

Siddle to Strauss, no run, pushed across outside off and left alone

19.2

Siddle to Strauss, no run, pushed across outside off and left alone

19.3

Siddle to Strauss, no run, hmm, that's a tempting one, he's angled it across and there was a bit of extra swing there, or perhaps it's the slope, but Strauss tries to drive and misses

19.4

Siddle to Strauss, no run, similar ball but this time Strauss leaves

19.5

Siddle to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads, clipped away to square leg

England 74/0   AJ Strauss 29* (51b 5x4)
20.1

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, worked away to leg

20.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, on line, defended back down the pitch

20.5

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, cut away beautifully by Strauss, another short, wide, bad ball from Johnson

20.6

Johnson to Strauss, no run, fullish length, driven back to the bowler

England 80/0   AJ Strauss 34* (55b 6x4)
22.1

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, around the wicket, defended away

22.2

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, drifts it down leg side, Strauss couldn't get bat on it

22.3

Hauritz to Strauss, 1 run, worked away behind square leg this time for a single

England 89/0   AJ Strauss 35* (58b 6x4)
23.1

Siddle to Strauss, 2 byes, oops, Siddle gets that one a bit wrong, too wide outside off and it's swung after passing the batsman, Haddin did well to get a glove on that and deflect it towards third man to stop a boundary

23.2

Siddle to Strauss, 1 no ball, driven to mid-off

23.2

Siddle to Strauss, 2 runs, better line, on off stump, but Strauss clips it away confidently through mid-on

23.3

Siddle to Strauss, 4 byes, Brad Haddin is not happy with Billy Doctrove's call here! That should've been wides, a short ball down leg, swings away further and Haddin had as much chance of reaching that as he has of bowling the next over

23.4

Siddle to Strauss, no run, driven to point but can't beat the field

23.5

Siddle to Strauss, 1 run, short, pulled away nicely behind square and the man at fine-leg collects

England 99/0   AJ Strauss 38* (64b 6x4)
24.1

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, this one strays down leg, Strauss tries to sweep but misses it

24.2

Hauritz to Strauss, 1 bye, again Strauss can't get bat on an attempted sweep but it bounces off Haddin's pads and the run brings up the 100 partnership

24.5

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

24.6

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, good curve this time, but it's defended easily

England 101/0   AJ Strauss 38* (68b 6x4)
25.6

Siddle to Strauss, no run, defended outside off, no real movement for Siddle there

England 108/0   AJ Strauss 38* (69b 6x4)
26.2

Hauritz to Strauss, FOUR, that's a good sweep from Strauss, he's smothered the ball nicely just outside off and it runs away to deep midwicket, where Siddle can't quite make the save

26.3

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, cut this time, but can't beat point

26.4

Hauritz to Strauss, FOUR, good shot again, Strauss waits on this one and turns it into a paddle sweep that runs to fine leg

26.5

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, defended away comfortably

26.6

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, a hint of spin, it's left alone

England 117/0   AJ Strauss 46* (74b 8x4)
28.1

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, pushed away defensively

28.2

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, drifts it in and defended again

28.3

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, straight bat again from Strauss

28.4

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, drifts it in again and it's prodded away

28.5

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, worked off the pads

28.6

Hauritz to Strauss, 1 run, clipped away for a single through leg

England 126/0   AJ Strauss 47* (80b 8x4)
29.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, good ball with which to begin. On the off stump and defended

29.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, beaten outside off! A fine, fine delivery lifting on, and moving away from, Strauss

29.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, two in a row! Excellent stuff from Hilfenhaus and Strauss again feels for one outside his off stump

29.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, good line, angling across Strauss who this time leaves alone

29.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, defended on the back foot

29.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

England 126/0   AJ Strauss 47* (86b 8x4)
31.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, on the off stump, defended on the back foot

31.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, very good ball on middle-and-off. Firmly defended on the back foot back to the bowler, but an impressive start by Hilfenhaus after lunch

31.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

31.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, Strauss shuffles back, defending with a straight bat out to mid-off

31.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, touch too wide and left alone

31.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, slightly squared up to point, but he played it late

England 126/0   AJ Strauss 47* (92b 8x4)
33.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

33.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, quick, full ball on 90.7mph. Good line too - Strauss defends, well back in his crease

33.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, a tempter outside off. Strauss ignores it

33.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, the firmest of defensives on the front foot by Strauss

33.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, woops. An attempted slower ball down the leg side

33.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, in the channel and left alone

England 134/0   AJ Strauss 47* (98b 8x4)
34.2

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, good leave outside off. Hurried through

34.3

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, nearly thought about paddling that, but pulled out at the last minute

34.4

Hauritz to Strauss, 1 run, swept to deep square leg

England 136/0   AJ Strauss 48* (101b 8x4)
35.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 no ball, dropped or was that just short of Haddin? Either way it's a no-ball and a massive one from Hilfenhaus

35.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, good line and left alone

35.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, onto the front foot, he drives solidly without really timing it, but sufficiently to bring up his half-century and he receives warm applause from a boozy Lord's crowd

35.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, solid defensive on the front foot

35.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, clumping front-foot drive through extra cover, though he hasn't quite timed it as well he might

35.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, excellent line on the off stump. Strauss, on the back foot, defends cautiously

35.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, a forcing back-foot defensive out to cover

England 141/0   AJ Strauss 52* (108b 8x4)
36.3

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, Strauss comes forward on the front foot to defend

36.4

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, defends once more

36.5

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, this hurries onto him on the back foot and he blocks

36.6

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, short, wide, cut to point

England 142/0   AJ Strauss 52* (112b 8x4)
38.1

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

38.2

Hauritz to Strauss, no run, nice pace and flight. Defended

38.3

Hauritz to Strauss, 3 runs, and he's dropped him and Hauritz is in real trouble here. Cook went down the pitch and smacked it straight back to Hauritz whose middle finger of his right (spinning) has been bent backwards. Ouch. Serious pain. He's off the field here

England 154/0   AJ Strauss 55* (115b 8x4)
39.1

Siddle to Strauss, no run, blocked off the back foot

39.2

Siddle to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

39.3

Siddle to Strauss, 1 run, turned off his pads behind square

England 155/0   AJ Strauss 56* (118b 8x4)
40.1

North to Strauss, 1 run, short, wide and cut hard but not placed particularly well

40.3

North to Strauss, no run, floaty, loopy, drifty offspin is left alone

40.4

North to Strauss, 1 run, miles wide of the off stump. Incredibly wide. Clashed out to the off side

England 158/0   AJ Strauss 58* (121b 8x4)
41.1

Siddle to Strauss, 1 run, on his legs, turned for a single to deep square leg

England 159/0   AJ Strauss 59* (122b 8x4)
42.1

North to Strauss, 4 byes, outside off and left alone. And it nutmegs Haddin! Oh dear. Australia's day isn't getting any better

42.2

North to Strauss, 1 run, cut hard out to point

42.4

North to Strauss, no run, pushed off the back foot

42.5

North to Strauss, no run, cut hard to point

42.6

North to Strauss, 1 run, flighted on middle, he drives out to the off side

England 168/0   AJ Strauss 61* (127b 8x4)
43.1

Siddle to Strauss, no run, full, fast delivery just outside the off stump, squeezed out to the off side

43.2

Siddle to Strauss, no run, too wide of the off stump and left alone

43.3

Siddle to Strauss, FOUR, awful delivery I'm afraid. Way, way too short and wide. Strauss capitalises, thumping him in front of square for four

43.4

Siddle to Strauss, (no ball) FOUR, four more. And it's a no-ball. Siddle tries to correct his line but it's down the leg side and flicked for another boundary

43.4

Siddle to Strauss, no run, that flies towards first slip this time, and Haddin can't quite get hold of it

43.5

Siddle to Strauss, no run, punched back to the bowler - excellent fielding in his follow-through

43.6

Siddle to Strauss, no run, slower ball on his legs

England 177/0   AJ Strauss 69* (134b 10x4)
45.1

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, oh dear! What a terrible start. Short, wide and square cut for four. And immediately Johnson's back under pressure

45.2

Johnson to Strauss, 2 runs, an identical shot but McDonald fields it this time. The crowd are beginning to get on Australia's back here, cheering with ironic delight at just about everything they do

45.3

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, nudged off his pads

45.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, short, wide and Strauss attempts an uppercut but misses

45.6

Johnson to Strauss, no run, defended on the back foot

England 187/0   AJ Strauss 76* (139b 11x4)
46.3

North to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

46.4

North to Strauss, no run, better line, straightens it, but Strauss can still leave it

46.5

North to Strauss, 1 run, really tossed up this time, Strauss drives out to deep point

England 189/0   AJ Strauss 77* (142b 11x4)
47.3

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, slashed over the cordon and away to third man for a boundary, that was short and wide and dispatched with delight

47.4

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads and clipped to fine leg

England 196/0   AJ Strauss 82* (144b 12x4)
48.1

North to Strauss, no run, quicker ball from North, fullish and Strauss defends

48.2

North to Strauss, no run, tempting Strauss to drive outside off, but he resists the urge

48.3

North to Strauss, no run, this one goes on with the arm and it's left alone

48.4

North to Strauss, no run, some turn now, but again left alone outside off

48.5

North to Strauss, no run, tossed up again, Strauss was almost about to slog-sweep that, but he checked himself and left it

48.6

North to Strauss, no run, shorter ball turns and is left alone

England 196/1   AJ Strauss 82* (150b 12x4)
50.1

North to Strauss, no run, punched to cover

50.2

North to Strauss, no run, flighted outside off, Strauss leaves

50.3

North to Strauss, no run, cut away but straight to gully

50.4

North to Strauss, no run, faster ball now, it's off line though and doesn't make Strauss play

50.5

North to Strauss, no run, driven to cover

50.6

North to Strauss, no run, fullish and straight, driven back to the bowler

England 206/1   AJ Strauss 82* (156b 12x4)
52.1

North to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

52.2

North to Strauss, no run, quicker one, defended

52.3

North to Strauss, no run, oh, that was close. An arm ball is left alone by Strauss and gets rather close to his off stump

52.4

North to Strauss, FOUR, bad ball, drifts down leg side and Strauss gets the sweep away to fine leg

52.5

North to Strauss, no run, some turn here, Strauss defends

52.6

North to Strauss, FOUR, that's a classy square drive through point, waited well for that one and found the gap

England 218/1   AJ Strauss 90* (162b 14x4)
54.1

North to Strauss, 1 run, fullish ball, driven out to cover

England 223/2   AJ Strauss 91* (163b 14x4)
56.1

North to Strauss, 1 run, cut away to point and Strauss inches closer to triple figures

56.3

North to Strauss, no run, trying to tempt a drive from Strauss outside off but he leaves it

56.4

North to Strauss, no run, nice drift, Strauss thinks about sweeping then defends

56.5

North to Strauss, no run, driven to point

56.6

North to Strauss, FOUR, and Strauss launches one over midwicket this time, he didn't quite middle that slog-sweep but got enough of it to reach the boundary

England 230/2   AJ Strauss 96* (168b 15x4)
57.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, defended solidly this time

57.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, drives down the ground but can't beat mid-off

57.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, prodded away defensively

England 232/2   AJ Strauss 96* (171b 15x4)
58.3

North to Strauss, no run, on the back foot, cuts straight to point

58.4

North to Strauss, no run, flighted outside off, Strauss leaves it, biding his time to reach his hundred

58.5

North to Strauss, 1 run, driven away through cover and there's a man on the boundary

England 238/2   AJ Strauss 97* (174b 15x4)
60.5

North to Strauss, no run, well, not with this ball, though it was wide outside off, his cut doesn't beat point

60.6

North to Strauss, no run, and driven to mid-off

England 251/2   AJ Strauss 97* (176b 15x4)
61.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

61.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 3 runs, and there's the hundred for Strauss! He cuts it away behind point, McDonald on the boundary stops the four but three is enough and what a super innings it's been

England 255/2   AJ Strauss 100* (178b 15x4)
62.1

North to Strauss, no run, outside off and defended

62.2

North to Strauss, no run, tighter line. Strauss smothers it like an experienced murderer

62.3

North to Strauss, no run, good line - or good areas, as Monty might say - which spits away from Strauss

62.4

North to Strauss, 1 run, short and clunked off the back foot

62.6

North to Strauss, no run, nice ball - floating it up high and forcing Strauss to reach for it

England 257/2   AJ Strauss 101* (183b 15x4)
64.1

North to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump, spinning away from Strauss who ignores it

64.2

North to Strauss, no run, crisply driven - fuller delivery

64.3

North to Strauss, 1 run, gives this massive amounts of flight - that's got snow on it, surely? Neat drive out to cover

64.5

North to Strauss, no run, excellent ball - turn and, crucially, bounce for North who beats Strauss's cut. Good take by Haddin

64.6

North to Strauss, no run, cut off the back foot

England 267/2   AJ Strauss 102* (188b 15x4)
66.1

North to Strauss, no run, a little teaser outside off, and bowled incredibly slow. Like one of my filth legbreaks, barely breaking the 40mph mark, but that's the key on this pitch - bowl it slow, let it turn

66.2

North to Strauss, 2 runs, cut away behind square

66.3

North to Strauss, 1 run, waits for it on the back foot, forcing it hard off the back foot past point

England 270/3   AJ Strauss 105* (191b 15x4)
67.1

Siddle to Strauss, no run, well wide and left alone by Strauss

67.2

Siddle to Strauss, no run, short of a good length, Strauss defends on the back foot with the straightest of bats

67.3

Siddle to Strauss, FOUR, slashed and dropped by the diving gully - another catch goes down, this one by Mike Hussey. Loose shot by Strauss though he absolutely smashed it, and those are the catches Australia really need to take

67.4

Siddle to Strauss, no run, full toss - attempted yorker but didn't quite come out right. He's bowling sharply, here, Siddle - all above 90mph

67.5

Siddle to Strauss, no run, ooh good ball - terrific delivery cutting back into Strauss who leaves it alone

67.6

Siddle to Strauss, no run, on the back foot, defending

England 274/3   AJ Strauss 109* (197b 16x4)
68.6

North to Strauss, no run, ignored outside off

England 279/3   AJ Strauss 109* (198b 16x4)
69.3

Siddle to Strauss, no run, wide of Strauss and left alone

69.4

Siddle to Strauss, no run, oh that's runs, that is. No it's not. A firm clip is stopped by short midwicket.

69.5

Siddle to Strauss, no run, pushed off the back foot behind square, though he wasn't completely on top of it

69.6

Siddle to Strauss, no run, quick, short bowling but a touch too wide from Siddle

England 280/3   AJ Strauss 109* (202b 16x4)
70.4

North to Strauss, 1 run, swept firmly through the leg side

70.6

North to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss steps forward to sweep

England 286/3   AJ Strauss 111* (204b 16x4)
71.1

Siddle to Strauss, no run, angled across Strauss who leaves it alone

71.2

Siddle to Strauss, no run, on the back foot, defending solidly

71.3

Siddle to Strauss, 1 run, flicked to leg

71.5

Siddle to Strauss, 1 run, pushed off the back foot for another single. Nice play by England here, ticking over

England 291/3   AJ Strauss 113* (208b 16x4)
72.1

Clarke to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

72.2

Clarke to Strauss, 1 run, swept square for a single

72.5

Clarke to Strauss, no run, elegant shimmy and a powerfully biff to mid-on

72.6

Clarke to Strauss, 1 run, skips back and paddles it behind square

England 294/3   AJ Strauss 115* (212b 16x4)
73.1

Siddle to Strauss, no run, Strauss is resolute, ignoring these teasers by Siddle outside off

73.2

Siddle to Strauss, no run, cuts away from Strauss

73.3

Siddle to Strauss, 1 run, juicy half-volley on his legs but there's a sweeper on the boundary, preventing another four from Strauss

England 295/3   AJ Strauss 116* (215b 16x4)
74.1

Clarke to Strauss, no run, on the off stump, defended to leg

74.2

Clarke to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss goes on the sweep, and fine leg clears up with an enthusiastic gallop. Top galloping by Hilfenhaus

74.5

Clarke to Strauss, no run, quicker ball, Strauss goes back to defend

74.6

Clarke to Strauss, 2 runs, tucks one off his pads behind square

England 299/3   AJ Strauss 119* (219b 16x4)
75.4

Johnson to Strauss, 1 leg bye, down the leg side and off his pads. Johnson yelps half an appeal but it's miles down the leg side

England 301/3   AJ Strauss 119* (220b 16x4)
77.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, and action immediately as Strauss edges but it falls just short of Ponting at second slip

77.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, pushed away to the off side

77.3

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads, Strauss flicks a single behind square

England 303/4   AJ Strauss 120* (223b 16x4)
78.1

Clarke to Strauss, no run, turns in a touch, Strauss defends

78.2

Clarke to Strauss, FOUR, that's a well-timed and well-placed square drive, it's a fullish ball and he's punched it away really positively

78.3

Clarke to Strauss, 1 run, chips an easy single to mid-on

England 316/4   AJ Strauss 125* (226b 17x4)
79.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, bouncer from Johnson, it's too short though and poses no threat to Strauss

79.2

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, 80mph or 129kph, Strauss flicks it off his hips to fine-leg

England 317/4   AJ Strauss 126* (228b 17x4)
80.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, pushed away harmlessly to point

80.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, FOUR, a thick edge here, Strauss slashes at one angled across him and it flies between second slip and gully, in the air but no danger there

80.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, FOUR, that's a wonderful shot! Overpitched and Strauss simply leans into an on-drive, he's perfectly positioned and it races away to the boundary

80.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, no swing from Hilfenhaus, Strauss defends

80.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, fullish ball, driven to cover

80.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 no ball, angled across and left alone

80.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, good delivery, angled across and it moves sharply as it passes Strauss's outside edge

England 330/5   AJ Strauss 134* (235b 19x4)
82.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, down leg side, clips the pads and it's well stopped by Haddin

82.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 3 runs, on the pads and that's well clipped through midwicket, the somewhat recuperated Hauritz does the fielding

England 333/5   AJ Strauss 137* (237b 19x4)
83.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, defended safely, no swing there

83.2

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, shortish outside off, Strauss cuts it away for a single

83.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, dead straight ball, dead straight-bat defence

83.5

Johnson to Strauss, 3 runs, flicked away wristily through midwicket, that's a good shot and in among the wickets Strauss just keeps accumulating

England 338/6   AJ Strauss 141* (241b 19x4)
84.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, angled across him and left alone

84.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, swivels a pull around forward of square

84.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, there's a bit of swing in to the pads, Strauss defends

84.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, defended again on off stump

84.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, driven to cover, can't beat the field

84.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, nudged away to point for no run

England 340/6   AJ Strauss 143* (247b 19x4)
85.2

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, too short this time, and wide outside off, Strauss cuts and makes no effort to keep it down, there's no need to as it flies safely down to the vacant third-man region

85.3

Johnson to Strauss, no run, outside off, left alone

85.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, fuller length, Strauss drives to mid-on

85.5

Johnson to Strauss, 2 runs, almost a boundary there, Strauss clips a straight one off his pads away to deep square leg, where Hilfenhaus runs around and makes a good sliding save

85.6

Johnson to Strauss, no run, probing outside off, maybe just a hint of swing, Strauss lets it go

England 349/6   AJ Strauss 149* (252b 20x4)
86.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, clipped to mid-on and can't beat the field

86.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, angled across Strauss, who pokes it to the off-side

86.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, and there's the 150 for Strauss, he's picked it up by jamming out a yorker length ball and driving it forward of point

86.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 run, drops it into the on-side and they scamper through for a quick single

England 355/6   AJ Strauss 152* (256b 20x4)
87.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, oops, that's more the Johnson we've seen today. A full toss down leg side

87.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, short ball now, Strauss sways out of the way

87.3

Johnson to Strauss, no run, good ball, shortish outside off and Strauss looks to defend then gets the bat out of the way in time

87.4

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, angled in to the pads, Strauss clips it to square leg

England 356/6   AJ Strauss 153* (260b 20x4)
88.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, outside off stump and left alone

88.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, FOUR, good shot, fullish ball and Strauss watches it wonderfully, drives through cover and that's just a clean, risk-free stroke that epitomises his innings

88.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, no shot offered this time

88.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, left alone again, Hilfenhaus is trying to swing it in to Strauss

88.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off again

88.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, FOUR, another boundary, that one races away behind point

England 364/6   AJ Strauss 161* (266b 22x4)
90.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, starts with a really stiff loosener, wide of the off stump

90.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, OUT, GOT HIM! Strauss leaves one which bends back - a disastrous leave from the England captain and his off stump is pegged back. What a start for Australia!

AJ Strauss b Hilfenhaus 161 (370m 268b 22x4 0x6) SR: 60.07

England 364/7   AJ Strauss 161 (268b 22x4)
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