The Ashes - 5th Test

England v Australia

England won by 197 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

5.4

Siddle to Bell, no run, good one, fast! That is quick. 94mph, cuts back sharply on Bell who leaves it alone. Well bowled sir!

5.5

Siddle to Bell, no run, short delivery which hammers into Bell's midriff

5.6

Siddle to Bell, no run, well defended to leg

England 12/1   IR Bell 0* (3b)

7.1

Siddle to Bell, no run, on the back foot, defended with caution by Strauss.

7.2

Siddle to Bell, no run, bumper, and a fast one - Bell ducks but doesn't really get his arm out of the way.; Looks like that's flicked his elbow, has it - or was it glove?

7.3

Siddle to Bell, no run, left alone this time

7.4

Siddle to Bell, FOUR, Bell's off the mark with a neat flick wide of mid-on for four. Well played

7.5

Siddle to Bell, no run

7.6

Siddle to Bell, no run, on the back foot and defended

England 28/1   IR Bell 4* (9b 1x4)

8.6

Clark to Bell, no run, Bell presents a solid, straight bat and blocks this firmly. Good delivery. Well played. Good cricket.

England 29/1   IR Bell 4* (10b 1x4)

9.2

Siddle to Bell, FOUR, played with soft hands through the gully. Well played, that. Neat stroke

9.3

Siddle to Bell, (no ball) 1 run, defended on the back foot

9.6

Siddle to Bell, FOUR, that's runs, that is. Siddle roars his self contempt at delivering a leg-stump half-volley, and Bell pounces with a well-timed flick of the wrists

England 41/1   IR Bell 13* (13b 3x4)

11.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, bouncer and Bell thought about flicking it, the ball brushing his rib cage. Johnson roars an appeal, but umpire Dar indicates he was nowhere near it

11.2

Johnson to Bell, no run, nasty, vicious, wonderful delivery! Kept following him and Bell couldn't get out of the way, almost ducking into it. Fended away

11.3

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, that's even better! What a brute that is, Bell jumping and skipping back in his crease, desperate to evade it, but fends it over short-leg. That was heading into his neck

11.6

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, the sucker delivery - fuller, and Bell plays it well back in his crease, punching a single to mid-off

England 46/1   IR Bell 15* (17b 3x4)

12.1

Clark to Bell, 1 leg bye, on his pads and flicked for a single

England 47/1   IR Bell 15* (18b 3x4)

13.1

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, well played. Punching it out to the off side and Bell absolutely sprints that single. He ran down the middle of the pitch, too - umpire's having a word with him

England 48/1   IR Bell 16* (19b 3x4)

14.1

Clark to Bell, no run, right on line from Clark, Bell defends

14.2

Clark to Bell, no run, short, Bell shapes to hook and then leaves it alone

14.3

Clark to Bell, no run, fuller and straighter, Bell defends

14.4

Clark to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

14.5

Clark to Bell, no run, there's some outswing, trying to tempt Bell to drive, but he lets it go

14.6

Clark to Bell, no run, even fuller, Bell jams down a drive straight back to the bowler

England 56/1   IR Bell 16* (25b 3x4)

16.1

Clark to Bell, no run, trying to tempt Bell again with an outswinger on a drivable length, but it's left alone

16.2

Clark to Bell, no run, no shot offered once again, Clark continues to get some shape away

16.3

Clark to Bell, no run, probing again, Bell shows patience and lets it go

16.4

Clark to Bell, FOUR, this time Bell does lash a drive and it's found the gap behind point, Bell had to reach for that and wasn't really in control of the shot, good bowling

16.5

Clark to Bell, no run, fuller and straighter, Bell defends

16.6

Clark to Bell, no run, left alone once more

England 64/1   IR Bell 20* (31b 4x4)

17.6

Johnson to Bell, no run, bangs it in short and Bell fends, oh, it's safely short of leg gully! These bouncers from Johnson to Bell are fascinating, Bell hasn't looked at all comfortable but has survived

England 70/1   IR Bell 20* (32b 4x4)

19.1

Johnson to Bell, 2 runs, that's a better effort from Bell, gets one around the ribs and manages to work it wide of leg gully for a couple of runs

19.2

Johnson to Bell, no run, short again but across off, Bell leaves it

19.3

Johnson to Bell, 3 runs, flicked off the hips through leg, shouts of 'catch' as it whizzed past short-leg's head but Katich would've battled to even move a hand before that one was past him

England 75/1   IR Bell 25* (35b 4x4)

20.1

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, flicked off the pads for no run

20.2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, full and outside off, Bell drives towards mid-off

20.3

Hilfenhaus to Bell, FOUR, well placed this time by Bell, he just leaned into a drive that has raced through extra cover and outruns Stuart Clark chasing to the boundary

20.4

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, defended away to leg

20.5

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, oh, beats the edge! Good ball from Hilfenhaus, seams away and Bell prods just inside the line

20.6

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, pushed away towards cover

England 79/1   IR Bell 29* (41b 5x4)

22.1

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, that's a good line, seaming away a touch but this time Bell lets it go

22.2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, goes for the drive this time but straight to point

22.3

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, yorks him now, Bell slams the bat down and looks like he gets bat on a bump ball through to Haddin

22.4

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, pushed away defensively to mid-on

22.5

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, good line from Hilfenhaus, but Bell is solid in defence

22.6

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, defended back down the pitch

England 83/1   IR Bell 29* (47b 5x4)

24.1

Hilfenhaus to Bell, FOUR, and Bell slashes this one over gully's head, he's gone hard at a wide-ish, fullish ball and got enough of it to sail comfortably away to the boundary. Well played.

24.2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, FOUR, another boundary for Bell, gets on on his hips and just works it around the corner nicely, angling the ball down

24.3

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, straight-bat defence now, no swing at all there

24.4

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, yikes! Bell has somehow survived an outstanding full inswinger, he's played for a straighter one and the ball fizzes a couple of millimetres past the off stump, that was perilously close

24.5

Hilfenhaus to Bell, 1 run, worked away to leg

England 105/1   IR Bell 38* (52b 7x4)

25.1

Siddle to Bell, 2 runs, full and wide of off, Bell drives it out through cover

25.2

Siddle to Bell, no run, prodded back towards Siddle

25.3

Siddle to Bell, 1 run, good running, just nudges it to cover and takes off immediately, well judged

England 108/1   IR Bell 41* (55b 7x4)

26.1

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, not a bad leave after lunch, that! Hilfenhaus won't mind him doing that. Just outside off

26.2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, little bit wider this time, and Bell is ignoring

26.3

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

26.4

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, firmly on-driven, that's a fine shot - but fielded! Superb stop by Hilfenhaus diving to his right in his follow-through

26.5

Hilfenhaus to Bell, 1 no ball, way too wide of the off stump, and that's a no-ball. The one blemish of Hilfenhaus's otherwise very impressive tour has been his no-balling

26.5

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, left alone by Bell outside off

26.6

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, not far away from his off peg, that. Good leave by Bell, in the end...

England 109/1   IR Bell 41* (62b 7x4)

29.1

Clark to Bell, no run, inswinger, well defended

29.2

Clark to Bell, 3 runs, super shot, lovely work off his pads through midwicket. Needs to be careful that he doesn't hit it aerially to the short midwicket, and very shot mid-on. But he didn't, and he got three

England 121/2   IR Bell 44* (64b 7x4)

30.1

Hilfenhaus to Bell, 2 runs, too straight. Worked off his hip

30.2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, outside off, a touch of movement away from him and it's left alone

30.3

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, gets right behind it and blocks

30.4

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, that's a solid forward defensive this time from Bell

30.5

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, seriously good shot - the firmest of off-drives but well stopped by Hilfenhaus

30.6

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, a loose flap-and-miss by Bell. Didn't bounce as much as he expected, but nevertheless, a nasty shot

England 123/2   IR Bell 46* (70b 7x4)

31.4

Clark to Bell, no run, and that's an excellent, probing delivery on middle-and-off. Solidly defended - but that's the area for Clark. And, indeed, to Bell

31.5

Clark to Bell, 1 run, flicked through leg

England 125/2   IR Bell 47* (72b 7x4)

32.6

Hilfenhaus to Bell, FOUR, ridiculous appeal. Four runs down to fine leg, tickled off the bat

England 131/2   IR Bell 51* (73b 8x4)

34.1

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, on the back foot, pushed out to the off side

34.2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, blocked out to cover

34.3

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, nicely timed but short midwicket is onto it in a hurry

34.4

Hilfenhaus to Bell, FOUR, oh, hello - on-driven for four! Pure class, that. Races through midwicket

34.5

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, and he follows it up with the most solid of forward defensives. Good cricket is that

34.6

Hilfenhaus to Bell, 1 no ball, another no-ball, the seventh of the innings

34.6

Hilfenhaus to Bell, 3 runs, another neat flick through the leg-side, though he's not quite timed it sufficiently for four. Siddle gives chase, angrily. He's the perfect villain, is Siddle

England 139/2   IR Bell 58* (80b 9x4)

35.1

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

35.2

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, on the back foot, flicked to leg and he's off strike

England 140/2   IR Bell 59* (82b 9x4)

36.1

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, loose from Bell! Very, very loose drive...

36.2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, wider of the crease and it's defended on the back foot by Bell

36.3

Hilfenhaus to Bell, 2 runs, very smart shot, well timed off his hip

36.4

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

36.5

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, another teasing wide. Bell is not for teasing

36.6

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, and again it's too wide. Predictable tactic, this, if a little dull for the rest of us

England 144/2   IR Bell 61* (88b 9x4)

38.1

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, wide of the off stump

38.2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, 1 no ball, wide of the off stump

38.2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

38.3

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, bELL IGNORES THIS ONE OUTSIDE OFF

38.4

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, on the front foot, he blocks

38.5

Hilfenhaus to Bell, 1 run, lovely square cut but deep point cuts it off. Nicely timed by Bell

England 151/2   IR Bell 62* (94b 9x4)

39.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, short and defended on the back foot

39.2

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, rocks on the back foot and turns it to leg

England 152/2   IR Bell 63* (96b 9x4)

41.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, nudged away defensively

41.2

Johnson to Bell, no run, clipped away to midwicket

41.3

Johnson to Bell, FOUR, well placed, it's fullish and angled across Bell, who gets across and forward to drive through cover, a lovely-looking stroke, that

41.4

Johnson to Bell, no run, pushed away defensively

41.5

Johnson to Bell, no run, pushed to cover again

41.6

Johnson to Bell, no run, angled across Bell, who lets it go

England 166/2   IR Bell 67* (102b 10x4)

43.1

Siddle to Bell, no run, outside off to start with, Bell pushes to point and sends back Collingwood, who wanted a single

43.2

Siddle to Bell, no run, driven straight to the man at cover

43.3

Siddle to Bell, no run, Bell defends with the full face of the bat, he's looking solid

43.4

Siddle to Bell, no run, Siddle's angling it in to Bell with a bit of movement off the seam, Bell defending with ease

43.5

Siddle to Bell, no run, forward to push this back to the bowler again

43.6

Siddle to Bell, no run, outside off again, defended again

England 166/2   IR Bell 67* (108b 10x4)

44.2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, no swing here for Hilfenhaus, Bell leaves it alone

44.3

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, solid in defence once more

44.4

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

44.5

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, Bell defends to mid-on again

44.6

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

England 167/2   IR Bell 67* (113b 10x4)

45.3

Siddle to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

45.4

Siddle to Bell, no run, no shot from Bell, who is showing impressive patience

45.5

Siddle to Bell, 1 run, pushed away to deep point for a single, there's no man in at regular point

England 171/2   IR Bell 68* (116b 10x4)

46.1

North to Bell, no run, there's some turn immediately, Bell offers no shot

46.2

North to Bell, 1 run, driven away through cover to the man in the deep

46.5

North to Bell, 2 runs, that's a delicate paddle sweep from Bell, he's taken it from off stump and Siddle runs around at fine leg to do the fielding

46.6

North to Bell, no run, defended solidly again

England 175/2   IR Bell 71* (120b 10x4)

48.1

North to Bell, no run, turn and bounce, Bell gets it away safely

48.2

North to Bell, no run, this one turns to leg, off the pad

48.3

North to Bell, no run, turns it to leg, off the pad again

48.4

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

48.5

North to Bell, no run, solid in defence again

48.6

North to Bell, no run, really tosses this one up, encouraging the drive, Bell checks his shot and works it to mid-off

England 176/3   IR Bell 71* (126b 10x4)

50.1

North to Bell, no run, tossed up on line, Bell drives it back to North

50.2

North to Bell, 1 run, punched away to deep point

England 177/3   IR Bell 72* (128b 10x4)

51.1

Siddle to Bell, no run, driven to mid-off

51.2

Siddle to Bell, no run, bouncer now, Bell watches it closely and gets out of the way

51.3

Siddle to Bell, no run, probing outside off, Bell lets it go

51.4

Siddle to Bell, no run, forward to defend once again, Bell continues to look solid

51.5

Siddle to Bell, no run, pushed away to cover once again

51.6

Siddle to Bell, no run, defends again

England 177/3   IR Bell 72* (134b 10x4)

52.5

North to Bell, no run, nudged away to midwicket

52.6

North to Bell, no run, good line, Bell defends safely

England 180/3   IR Bell 72* (136b 10x4)

53.5

Siddle to Bell, OUT, bowled him, inside edge - he's out! That's cleaned him up! Bell came forward with only a tentative little push, his bat coming down in an arc and it took a thick inside edge to clatter his stumps

IR Bell b Siddle 72 (222m 137b 10x4 0x6) SR: 52.55

England 181/4   IR Bell 72 (137b 10x4)
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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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The pain of the Ashes defeat gets to Michael Clarke, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 4th day, August 23, 2009

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