The Ashes - 5th Test

England v Australia

England won by 197 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump to begin with, swinging wider still. Only just carries through to Haddin

0.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, touch of movement back into Strauss but again it's too wide. That did, though, carry through nicely to Haddin

0.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, tighter line - he's nearly there. Left alone outside off, a touch of movement back into Strauss

0.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, this passes harmlessly by, too. Held its own

0.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, just outside off and left alone. Kept a touch low

0.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 run, a sprightly single as Strauss defends this off the back foot to mid-off, who is a little jet-lagged, and they're off the mark

England 1/0   AJ Strauss 1* (6b)

1.1

Siddle to Strauss, no run, starts well on the off stump, and it's pumped to mid-on

1.2

Siddle to Strauss, no run, good one! Beats him on the outside edge

1.3

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

1.4

Siddle to Strauss, no run, beats him on the outside edge and Haddin shells it. Good ball - good pace and a nice, fullish length from Siddle

1.5

Siddle to Strauss, no run, on the leg stump this time, patted off his hip to short leg - Katich is the man under the lid

1.6

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

England 1/0   AJ Strauss 1* (12b)

3.1

Siddle to Strauss, 1 run, short, down the leg side and Strauss swivels it calmly down to fine leg

3.3

Siddle to Strauss, no run, angled across Strauss who's totally not interested. Leaves this well alone

3.4

Siddle to Strauss, no run, 92.8mph delivery just outside off. Good leave - left alone on length

3.5

Siddle to Strauss, no run, Strauss is back and defending, both feet pointing down the pitch as he deadens it short of short-leg

3.6

Siddle to Strauss, no run, sheesh, that lifted - good pace from Siddle. That flew off a decentish length, Haddin taking it above his head

England 7/0   AJ Strauss 2* (17b)

4.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump and ignored. No swing

4.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, bends back a touch into the left-hander who leaves it alone

4.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, a little too wide again, really. Comfortably left alone

4.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, driven to mid-off. Firmly struck

England 8/0   AJ Strauss 2* (21b)

6.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 no ball, wide of the off stump, swinging back into him but it's a no-ball

6.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, touch too wide - Hilfenhaus has been a little too wide all morning so far

6.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, FOUR, cracked square off the back foot. Super stroke, that. Cracked behind square. Too short from Hilfenhaus

6.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, FOUR, fuller, but wider, and squeezed out on the front foot behind square

6.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, oh much better. That's the Hilfenhaus we know and detest: on middle-and-off, bending back just a touch, and forcing a defensive from Strauss

6.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 no ball, too wide, left alone

6.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, flicked through square leg

6.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run

England 24/1   AJ Strauss 12* (29b 2x4)

8.1

Clark to Strauss, no run, short of a length to begin with, touch of shape back into Strauss who leaves it alone

8.2

Clark to Strauss, no run, beats him! Lovely, full delivery with just enough nibble off the surface

8.3

Clark to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump

8.4

Clark to Strauss, no run, good, off-stump delivery to which Strauss is firmly defending with the straightest of bats

8.5

Clark to Strauss, 1 leg bye, flicked off his pads

England 29/1   AJ Strauss 12* (34b 2x4)

9.1

Siddle to Strauss, 1 run, the wrong line. Strauss tucks this merrily off his hip

9.3

Siddle to Strauss, no run, that fairly lifted off a length. Touch too wide and left alone with ease

9.4

Siddle to Strauss, no run, solid, thumping on-drive but well fielded by the bowler in his follow-through. Strauss nailed that aight?

9.5

Siddle to Strauss, 1 run, just outside off at 90.9mph and dropped out to mid-off. Hilfenhaus schläft und they steal a single

England 37/1   AJ Strauss 14* (38b 2x4)

10.1

Clark to Strauss, 2 runs, another of those neat flick of the wrists by Strauss, playing well back in his crease, and he gets two

10.2

Clark to Strauss, no run, a loopy teaser outside off, but Strauss is not for luring, much as Maggie was not for turning

10.3

Clark to Strauss, no run, way too wide from Clark

10.4

Clark to Strauss, no run, another filthy wide. Clark knows he's lost his radar here, grinning wryly as he trudges purposefully back to his mark

10.5

Clark to Strauss, no run, that's much more like it, with a bit of movement into the left-handed Strauss

10.6

Clark to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

England 43/1   AJ Strauss 16* (44b 2x4)

11.4

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

11.5

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, a neat little push for one to mid-on

England 45/1   AJ Strauss 17* (46b 2x4)

12.2

Clark to Strauss, no run, nice delivery, just shaping back a touch on Strauss. But he's in terrific nick and calmly pats a forward defensive

12.3

Clark to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump, at 79mph. Clark really slowing his pace down here

12.4

Clark to Strauss, no run, again, calmly forward to defend

12.5

Clark to Strauss, no run, that's too wide

12.6

Clark to Strauss, no run, well wide

England 47/1   AJ Strauss 17* (51b 2x4)

13.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, down the leg side and he tries to flick, but misses

13.3

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, quality stroke, on-driven powerfully for four. Nothing more than a checked drive, but it fairly flew

13.4

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, four more, but this wasn't too far away from square leg! Very, very well timed by Strauss, flicking it aerially off his pads...but it evaded the fielder, falling short and wide. Excellent timing by Strauss

13.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, short ball, left alone

13.6

Johnson to Strauss, no run, another flick to leg

England 56/1   AJ Strauss 25* (56b 4x4)

15.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, angled in to Strauss, who pushes it away to midwicket

15.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

15.3

Johnson to Strauss, no run, driven nicely to mid-on and there's a misfield, but Strauss is playing it cautious and doesn't set off for the single

15.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, a touch shorter now, Strauss works it to point

15.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, flicked off the pads to square leg

15.6

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, lovely stroke, that. Strauss waits on the ball outside off and guides it wide of gully, the ball races away to the boundary

England 60/1   AJ Strauss 29* (62b 5x4)

17.1

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss gets one on his pads and glances it just behind square leg, forward of fine leg and, in short, excellent timing and placement

17.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, straight ball, straight bat, defended back down the pitch

17.3

Johnson to Strauss, no run, bouncer, Strauss ducks it comfortably

17.4

Johnson to Strauss, 1 no ball, Johnson goes for the bouncer again but oversteps, according to Asad Rauf, who has, rather disappointingly, trimmed his mullet since the Headingley Test

17.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, prodded back down the pitch defensively

17.5

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, Johnson drifts onto the pads again, Strauss has no trouble working it behind square

England 70/1   AJ Strauss 34* (68b 6x4)

18.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, well wide of off, Strauss cuts to point

18.2

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

18.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, straighter line now, Strauss defends

18.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, strays down leg now, no contact made

18.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, pushed across Strauss this time, he lets it go

18.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, punched back down to mid-on

England 70/1   AJ Strauss 34* (74b 6x4)

19.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, flicked away to leg

19.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

19.6

Johnson to Strauss, no run, guided to gully, where Hussey makes a good save

England 75/1   AJ Strauss 34* (77b 6x4)

21.1

Siddle to Strauss, no run, Siddle is back now, and pushes this one across Strauss, who leaves it

21.2

Siddle to Strauss, no run, left alone again, no swing there

21.3

Siddle to Strauss, no run, good inswinger, a yorker length ball but Strauss keeps it out comfortably

21.4

Siddle to Strauss, FOUR, great timing from Strauss, Siddle strayed onto the pads and Strauss helped it on its way just wide of the diving fine leg

21.5

Siddle to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

21.6

Siddle to Strauss, no run, no shot offered again

England 83/1   AJ Strauss 38* (83b 7x4)

23.1

Siddle to Strauss, no run, beats the outside edge, or perhaps Strauss pulled the bat away just in time

23.2

Siddle to Strauss, FOUR, onto the pads again and Strauss won't have any trouble getting those balls away to the boundary, flicks it with ease through midwicket

23.3

Siddle to Strauss, FOUR, that's wonderful timing! Strauss simply punches a drive wide of mid-on, no more than a push but timed so well it raced away

23.4

Siddle to Strauss, no run, cuts this one into the turf, and it's collected at gully

23.5

Siddle to Strauss, 1 no ball, there's a good stop by Haddin, Siddle oversteps and the ball flicks thigh-pad on the way through, Haddin moving to his right gets a glove on it

23.5

Siddle to Strauss, FOUR, another lovely clip through midwicket, you can't bowl there to Andrew Strauss, as he has already proved this over

23.6

Siddle to Strauss, no run, pushed away defensively

England 96/1   AJ Strauss 50* (90b 10x4)

24.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, oh, another excellent yorker, and it swings in late to Strauss, who just manages to get bat on it - but only just

England 105/1   AJ Strauss 50* (91b 10x4)

25.4

Siddle to Strauss, no run, angled across Strauss, who hangs out the dead bat at that one and prods it away

25.5

Siddle to Strauss, no run, a big grunt from Siddle as he swings one away from Strauss, who defends again

25.6

Siddle to Strauss, no run, left alone again, well judged by Strauss

England 108/1   AJ Strauss 50* (94b 10x4)

27.1

Clark to Strauss, no run, wide enough for Strauss to leave that well alone

27.2

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

27.3

Clark to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off once more

27.4

Clark to Strauss, FOUR, superb stroke from Strauss after lunch. That was nothing more than a checked-drive, just calmly onto the front foot and driving through the line

27.5

Clark to Strauss, no run, played with soft hands to the gully

27.6

Clark to Strauss, 1 run, tucked off his hip

England 114/1   AJ Strauss 55* (100b 11x4)

28.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, OUT, got him! A horrid little nibble outside off - absolutely no need for Strauss to fiddle at that one, and it carried through low to Haddin

AJ Strauss c †Haddin b Hilfenhaus 55 (128m 101b 11x4 0x6) SR: 54.45

England 114/2   AJ Strauss 55 (101b 11x4)
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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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