Australia tour of England and Scotland, 3rd Test: England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 30-Aug 3, 2009
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Match drawn
30,31 July, 1,2,3 August 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Swann to Katich, OUT, and Swann strikes in his first over! Around the wicket to Katich, who misses a ball that goes on with the arm, he's struck in line and Aleem Dar says that's lbw.

SM Katich lbw b Swann 46 (83m 48b 9x4 0x6) SR: 95.83

Australia 85/1   SR Watson 38* (66b 7x4)   GP Swann 1-0-1-1

Onions to Watson, OUT, got him first ball! Cut back sharply on Watson who was a little late on this good, quick and straight delivery and that's out!

SR Watson lbw b Onions 62 (130m 106b 10x4 0x6) SR: 58.49

Australia 126/2   RT Ponting 17* (27b 3x4)   G Onions 3.1-0-21-1

Onions to Hussey, OUT, he's bowled him! He's bowled him! Hussey has left a straight one and his off stump is pegged back! What a disastrous start for Australia

MEK Hussey b Onions 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 126/3   RT Ponting 17* (27b 3x4)   G Onions 3.2-0-21-2

Onions to Ponting, OUT, got him! He's out! A quick bouncer, Ponting went for a hook and got a thin edge through to Prior. Onions has bowled so, so well this morning

RT Ponting c †Prior b Onions 38 (88m 47b 5x4 0x6) SR: 80.85

Australia 163/4   MJ Clarke 14* (30b 2x4)   G Onions 7.3-1-34-3

Anderson to Clarke, OUT, oh he's got him! A huge inswinger here, curves late and strikes Clarke on middle and leg, Rudi Koertzen lifts the finger

MJ Clarke lbw b Anderson 29 (94m 55b 4x4 0x6) SR: 52.72

Australia 193/5   MJ North 11* (42b 1x4)   JM Anderson 15.4-4-52-1

Anderson to North, OUT, wonderful catch! Prior makes a super take diving to his left across first slip. Fullish ball swinging away from North, who got a thick edge to one that he might have left alone

MJ North c †Prior b Anderson 12 (63m 49b 1x4 0x6) SR: 24.48

Australia 202/6   GA Manou 8* (5b 2x4)   JM Anderson 16.4-4-56-2

Anderson to Johnson, OUT, oh he's gone too! Swings back in to Johnson, who is in two minds whether to leave it - he does leave it - and it hits him above the knee-roll

MG Johnson lbw b Anderson 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 202/7   GA Manou 8* (5b 2x4)   JM Anderson 16.5-4-56-3

Anderson to Manou, OUT, wow! What a delivery! Anderson comes a touch wider and gets the ball to straighten and it comprehensively smashes Manou's off stump, that is almost the perfect ball.

GA Manou b Anderson 8 (20m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

Australia 203/8   NM Hauritz 0* (6b)   JM Anderson 17.5-5-56-4

Anderson to Siddle, OUT, fantastic delivery, swinging in, then straightening a touch on the right-hander who tries to work it through midwicket but gets a thick outside edge for Anderson's five

PM Siddle c †Prior b Anderson 13 (31m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 229/9   NM Hauritz 11* (28b 1x4)   JM Anderson 21.5-6-65-5

Onions to Hilfenhaus, OUT, got him! Another slapping drive finds Swann in the gully, and that's the final wicket for Onions who finishes with four wickets

BW Hilfenhaus c Swann b Onions 20 (37m 31b 4x4 0x6) SR: 64.51

Australia 263/10   NM Hauritz 20* (50b 1x4)   G Onions 16.4-2-58-4
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100





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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 16.10-16.30, Close 19.00

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