Australia tour of England and Scotland, 5th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 20-23, 2009
The Ashes - 5th Test
England won by 197 runs
20,21,22,23 August 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
74.3

North to Swann, no run, oh, howzat? Not out says Billy Bowden! A flat, straight ball from North has Swann in trouble, the Australians are confident but Billy Bowden has got it right, there was a thin inside edge on that

74.4

North to Swann, no run, worked away to off by Swann

74.5

North to Swann, no run, turning in from off again, Swann doesn't get it away

74.6

North to Swann, no run, tossed up and driven to silly point, Ponting tries to do a Katich and flick it back, but Swann is safe and the throw missed anyway

England 268/7   GP Swann 0* (4b)
75.5

Watson to Swann, FOUR, down leg side, bad ball and Swann glances it away for a boundary

75.6

Watson to Swann, no run, pushed away defensively

England 277/7   GP Swann 4* (6b 1x4)
77.1

Watson to Swann, 1 run, angled in to Swann, who clips it through midwicket

England 278/7   GP Swann 5* (7b 1x4)
78.1

North to Swann, no run, swing and a miss! Swann looks for the big sweep here, North turns it in but not enough to take off stump

78.2

North to Swann, no run, left alone outside off

78.3

North to Swann, no run, quicker and flatter, Swann defends

78.4

North to Swann, no run, a loud shout for lbw here as Swann sweeps, but it's struck him outside the line of off

78.5

North to Swann, no run, Swann defends watchfully

78.6

North to Swann, 1 run, uses the feet this time and drives through cover, there's a man sweeping the boundary

England 283/7   GP Swann 6* (13b 1x4)
79.1

Watson to Swann, 1 run, worked away off the hips for a run to midwicket

England 284/7   GP Swann 7* (14b 1x4)
80.1

North to Swann, no run, driven back to North

80.2

North to Swann, no run, tossed up well wide of off, Swann flashes but can't get it away

80.3

North to Swann, 1 run, punched away to deep cover

England 289/7   GP Swann 8* (17b 1x4)
81.1

Watson to Swann, no run, full and straight, nudged to leg

81.2

Watson to Swann, 1 run, squeezed out on the front foot

England 290/7   GP Swann 9* (19b 1x4)
82.1

North to Swann, no run, Swann thinks about sweeping but then realises it's too short, so he goes back to defend. Well played

82.2

North to Swann, 1 run, clunked off the bat foot out to deep extra cover

England 295/7   GP Swann 10* (21b 1x4)
83.1

Siddle to Swann, no run, an awkward, slightly cross-batted defensive

83.2

Siddle to Swann, no run, angling into his off stump, Swann presents the straightest of blades in a firm forward defensive

83.3

Siddle to Swann, 1 run, goes for a pull - he has all the time in the world on this pudding of a pitch, and he may have pulled it into his body I think. Possibly even near the family jewels. He looks to be okay, though

83.5

Siddle to Swann, no run, defended solidly

83.6

Siddle to Swann, FOUR, firmly driven through extra cover, that's a fine stroke by Swann. He really got forward nicely there, head over the ball and the timing was spot on. A good way in which to bring up England's 300

England 303/7   GP Swann 15* (26b 2x4)
85.1

Siddle to Swann, 3 runs, nice shot! Firmly and elegantly whipped through midwicket, but Hilfenhaus takes one for the team and dives like a true champion to save four

85.3

Siddle to Swann, OUT, got him! What a way for Australia to end the day, as Swann taps forward meekly and edges a very fine delivery behind

GP Swann c †Haddin b Siddle 18 (43m 28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

England 307/8   GP Swann 18 (28b 2x4)
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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

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