The Ashes - 5th Test

England v Australia

England won by 197 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

53.6

Siddle to Prior, no run, firmly blocked on the back foot

England 181/4   MJ Prior 0* (1b)

55.1

Siddle to Prior, no run, onto the front foot, he defends

55.2

Siddle to Prior, no run, swings in quite late on Prior who digs it out to the leg side

55.3

Siddle to Prior, no run, walks across to the off side just a touch, and turns it to leg

55.4

Siddle to Prior, no run, too late on that and Prior gets a thick inside edge into his boot. His bat, too, came down in an arc, much like Bell's which caused his dismissal

55.5

Siddle to Prior, no run, an off-cutter into Prior and that's perilously close too! Another inside edge, this time into his thigh

55.6

Siddle to Prior, no run, firmly blocked to end a probing over

England 181/4   MJ Prior 0* (7b)

56.5

Clark to Prior, 1 run, turned with a flick of the wrists to square leg. They think of two as the fielder made a pig's ear of it, but rightly decide against it

England 185/4   MJ Prior 1* (8b)

57.1

Siddle to Prior, no run, onto the front foot, guiding it out to point

57.2

Siddle to Prior, no run, defended out to the leg side

57.3

Siddle to Prior, no run, another thick inside edge lodges itself into Prior's pads. Siddle beams an orange-peel grin at him, and generally finds it all very amusing indeed. Bowling beautifully here

57.4

Siddle to Prior, no run, steps back to defend with a high front elbow

57.5

Siddle to Prior, no run, angles back into Prior who's right behind it

57.6

Siddle to Prior, no run, patted out to point off the back foot

England 185/4   MJ Prior 1* (14b)

59.1

Siddle to Prior, no run, on the back foot, Prior steps back to defend. Solid, straight bat

59.2

Siddle to Prior, FOUR, much better. It was fuller, which helped, and he pumped it crisply down the ground. Just a fraction too full and driven with enough power to beat Siddle's leap to his left

59.3

Siddle to Prior, no run, defended on the back foot to the leg side

59.4

Siddle to Prior, 1 run, swings into him and he clips-and-runs to mid-on

England 196/4   MJ Prior 6* (18b 1x4)

60.1

Clark to Prior, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

60.2

Clark to Prior, 1 run, works this neatly to leg. A calm tuck

60.5

Clark to Prior, 3 runs, oh, nicely played - elegant, flashy cover-drive.

England 205/4   MJ Prior 10* (21b 1x4)

61.1

Johnson to Prior, no run, calmly defended on the back foot

61.2

Johnson to Prior, no run, on his legs and Prior tucks it with a neat flick of the wrists

61.3

Johnson to Prior, no run, flashed to gully

61.4

Johnson to Prior, FOUR, oh shot, fantastic stroke from Prior. He's so strong outside the off stump, punching this square of the wicket between gully and point. Superbly played

61.5

Johnson to Prior, no run, woops. Mitchell's sent this miles wide of Prior

61.6

Johnson to Prior, no run, better line from the big man, and Prior's back and blocking with a straight bat

England 209/4   MJ Prior 14* (27b 2x4)

63.3

Johnson to Prior, no run, cover-driven but very well fielded. North, I think

63.4

Johnson to Prior, 3 runs, driven through the same region and has placed it better this time. Watson's giving chase, which is perhaps a little too complimentary given the rate he's going. He looks a little stiff

England 222/4   MJ Prior 17* (29b 2x4)

64.6

North to Prior, 1 run, elegantly stroked to deep extra cover

England 229/4   MJ Prior 18* (30b 2x4)

65.1

Johnson to Prior, no run, good one, held its line after coming in at the batsman with the angle. Beaten

65.2

Johnson to Prior, no run, and that's hit Prior - shorter ball and that really has flew onto Prior much quicker than he thought. Smacked on the gloves - pretty well played in the end

65.3

Johnson to Prior, OUT, the slower ball and Prior prods it tamely to point who takes a good, leaping catch - terrific bowling from Johnson

MJ Prior c Watson b Johnson 18 (57m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

England 229/5   MJ Prior 18 (33b 2x4)
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 20-23, 2009
England won by 197 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Aug 7-9, 2009
Australia won by an innings and 80 runs
England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 30-Aug 3, 2009
Match drawn
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 16-20, 2009
England won by 115 runs
England v Australia at Cardiff - Jul 8-12, 2009
Match drawn
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Aug 23, 2009

Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting and the Australians show their disappointment, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 4th day, August 23, 2009

Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting and the Australians show their disappointment

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Aug 23, 2009

The pain of the Ashes defeat gets to Michael Clarke, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 4th day, August 23, 2009

The pain of the Ashes defeat gets to Michael Clarke

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