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
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

11.4

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

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   MG Johnson 1-0-3-0
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

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   MG Johnson 2-0-12-0
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   MG Johnson 3-0-16-0
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

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   MG Johnson 4-0-22-0
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

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   MG Johnson 5-0-27-0
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

35.3

Johnson to Collingwood, no run, very full, Collingwood steps across to defend

35.4

Johnson to Collingwood, no run, well wide of the off stump. That's a Johnson delivery of the Lord's era

35.5

Johnson to Collingwood, 2 runs, flicked off his legs

35.6

Johnson to Collingwood, no run, worked off his pads to square leg

England 142/2   MG Johnson 6-0-30-0
37.1

Johnson to Collingwood, 1 wide, woops! Mitchell's back! This hasn't pitched on the cut strip. He's over the wicket to the right-hander, and has aimed that at third slip...

37.1

Johnson to Collingwood, no run, and another one, down the leg side this time

37.2

Johnson to Collingwood, no run, gets that on target as Collingwood goes to pull but is struck in the mid of his riff

37.3

Johnson to Collingwood, FOUR, four! Nothing more than a checked push down the ground and it's superbly timed

37.4

Johnson to Collingwood, no run, another checked push, but this time it finds mid-off

37.5

Johnson to Collingwood, no run, on the back foot, worked to leg

37.6

Johnson to Collingwood, no run, on the back foot, and he defends

England 149/2   MG Johnson 7-0-35-0
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

39.3

Johnson to Collingwood, 1 no ball, comes forward but gets an inside edge short of Haddin, who is wrong-footed to the off side

39.3

Johnson to Collingwood, 2 runs, worked through the leg side, as sweet as a molasses cookie

39.4

Johnson to Collingwood, 1 wide, crikey, that's a shocker from Johnson. Miles too wide! Come on, Pedro

39.4

Johnson to Collingwood, no run, squeezed to point who, with a desperate sprawl to his right, fields well

39.5

Johnson to Collingwood, no run, solidly thwacked with rambunctious biffing

39.6

Johnson to Collingwood, 1 no ball, and it's driven hard again to mid-off, but it's another no-ball from the currently-very-very-wayward Johnson

39.6

Johnson to Collingwood, 1 run, flicked around the corner

England 158/2   MG Johnson 8-0-42-0
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   MG Johnson 9-0-46-0
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   MG Johnson 10-0-50-0
63.1

Johnson to Trott, no run, down the leg side, tries to flick and misses

63.2

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, on the back foot, whipped to leg

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

63.5

Johnson to Trott, no run, forward defensive out to mid-off

63.6

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, worked off his pads to the leg side

England 223/4   MG Johnson 11-0-55-0
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

65.4

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, on the front foot, defended solidly

65.5

Johnson to Flintoff, 1 no ball, cracked to point. Another no-ball - plenty of those today

65.5

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, on the back foot and he defends

65.6

Johnson to Flintoff, 1 wide, way, way too wide. And wided

65.6

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, forced off the back foot out to the off side

England 231/5   MG Johnson 12-0-57-1
67.1

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff defends outside off

67.2

Johnson to Flintoff, FOUR, Flintoff gets away with a boundary, jams down on a fullish, wide-ish ball and gets it through gully

67.3

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, that's a nasty bouncer! Fast and deadly accurate, Flintoff just couldn't get out of the way and he's taken it on the left shoulder, a couple of inches to the left and it would have crunched his helmet

67.4

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, safer length now and Flintoff can defend

67.5

Johnson to Flintoff, 1 no ball, 'No!' shouts Asad Rauf. Presumably there was a 'ball' intended as well. Anyway, Flintoff prods it away

67.5

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, slower ball just outside off, Flintoff pushes it away to cover point

67.6

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, tries for the bouncer again but this one is too short to cause any danger to Flintoff

England 242/5   MG Johnson 13-0-62-1
69.1

Johnson to Flintoff, 1 no ball, another overstep here, Flintoff nudges it away to leg

69.1

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, bouncer and Flintoff fends, oh, he wasn't totally in control but got it down short of bat-pad

69.2

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, bouncer down leg and Flintoff tamely tries for a hook and gets nothing on it

69.3

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, better length, Flintoff defends

69.4

Johnson to Flintoff, OUT, gone! There won't be a first-innings fairytale from Freddie, flashes at a wide one and gets an edge through to Haddin

A Flintoff c †Haddin b Johnson 7 (21m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.84

69.5

Johnson to Broad, no run, left alone outside off

69.6

Johnson to Broad, no run, angled in to Broad, trying to squeeze through the gate and a thick inside edge runs away towards square leg

England 247/6   MG Johnson 14-0-63-2
71.1

Johnson to Broad, no run, a thick inside edge onto pad again, Broad is trying to get his eye in here with Johnson bowling quick and angling it in

71.2

Johnson to Broad, no run, a little outside off now and Broad lets it go

71.3

Johnson to Broad, FOUR, oh dear, Broad has almost edged that to slip! Short from Johnson and Broad doesn't know whether to play or leave, he tries to get out of the way but it runs off his glove and bounces just short of Ponting at second slip, and runs away to the boundary

71.4

Johnson to Broad, 1 no ball, yet another overstep. Punched away to point

71.4

Johnson to Broad, no run, Johnson drags this one down, turns into a slow bouncer wide of off, Broad pushes to cover

71.5

Johnson to Broad, no run, pushed back to Johnson

71.6

Johnson to Broad, 1 no ball, and the change of angle doesn't stop Johnson's no-ball problem, Broad clips it off his pads

71.6

Johnson to Broad, no run, that's why he changed to around the wicket, bangs in a bouncer that has Broad ducking

England 254/6   MG Johnson 15-0-69-2
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