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   BW Hilfenhaus 1-0-1-0

2.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, wide of the off stump, left alone

2.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

2.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, on the back foot and he plays it nicely, defending it with a solid clunk of the bat

2.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, on his legs this time and flicked to a shortish square leg

2.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, FOUR, that's four. Half-volley just outside off and beautifully driven. A calm, checked-drive for four

2.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, pushed out to point

England 5/0   BW Hilfenhaus 2-0-5-0

4.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

4.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 run, on his legs and tucked around the corner

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   BW Hilfenhaus 3-0-6-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 4-0-18-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 5-1-18-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 6-1-22-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 7-2-22-0

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

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   BW Hilfenhaus 8-2-31-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 9-2-32-0

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

28.2

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, swings wide of Collingwood who ignores it

28.3

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood chops down on this ala Collingwood, out to cover

28.4

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, clamps down on it, defending out to the off side

28.5

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, a squirty (yes, the theme continues) defensive on the back foot. Slightly squared up

28.6

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, FOUR, timed that superbly through square leg for four. A stray from Hilfenhaus down the leg side, and Collingwood pounces

England 118/2   BW Hilfenhaus 10-2-36-1

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   BW Hilfenhaus 11-2-38-1

32.1

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, a forcing defensive push off the back foot

32.2

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, on the off stump - that's the line to Collingwood.

32.3

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, on the front foot, defending to point. Almost took the splice of the blade, that

32.4

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, solid off-drive to cover

32.5

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, 1 run, short of a length and pulled around the corner

32.6

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

England 131/2   BW Hilfenhaus 12-2-43-1

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   BW Hilfenhaus 13-2-51-1

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   BW Hilfenhaus 14-2-53-1

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

38.6

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, big shout from Hilfenhaus and others as Collingwood defends this off the meat of the bat. But was it pad first? Looks like it was, on replays, but Billy's having none of it

England 151/2   BW Hilfenhaus 15-2-55-1

40.1

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood forward to defend, and then swiftly rearranges his protective gear, David Boon-style

40.2

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, FOUR, good shot, just a solid back-foot punch that finds the gap in the covers, well played

40.3

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

40.4

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, defended away to cover

40.5

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, bad ball, bad shot, short and wide and Collingwood flashes

40.6

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, enormous caught-behind shout there, Collingwood drove away from his body but Billy Bowden is uninterested, so much so that he didn't even appear to respond. In any case, Hotspot showed no edge

England 162/2   BW Hilfenhaus 16-2-59-1

42.1

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, cut away to point but can't beat the field

42.2

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off

42.3

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, pushed away defensively again

42.4

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, probing outside off again, Collingwood defends

42.5

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, fuller ball, clipped to mid-on

42.6

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, no run, nice piece of bowling from Hilfenhaus, outside off for most of the over and this one tails in to the stumps, Collingwood is good enough to adjust and defend

England 166/2   BW Hilfenhaus 17-3-59-1

44.1

Hilfenhaus to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, on the pads, Collingwood works it away for a leg-bye

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   BW Hilfenhaus 18-4-59-1

84.1

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, well wide and left alone

84.2

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, sharp delivery which cuts back nastily on Broad, but it's tucked to leg reasonably comfortably

84.3

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, on the back foot and he defends

84.4

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, ooh, very well bowled there. Late swing into Broad's off stump. Solidly blocked, mind you

84.5

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, swings sharply back into Broad once more but again he's defending solidly

84.6

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, thrashed to cover. A nice way in which to end the day

England 303/7   BW Hilfenhaus 19-5-59-1

86.1

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, a loosener to begin with, and only the merest hint of swing back into the left-handed Broad

86.2

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, very wide of the off stump this time

86.3

Hilfenhaus to Broad, 1 run, a little bit late on that, his feet still asleep, but he nevertheless works it to leg. Just for a single, so Anderson has three balls in which to survive

86.4

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, no run, that wasn't too far away from flattening his off stump. Touch of swing for Hilfenhaus - just about enough to trouble the tail, I'd say

86.5

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, no run, quicker and a little tighter. An inch away from Anderson's off stump this time. Lovely swing through the air; nothing off the pitch yet

86.6

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, OUT, Anderson's out! Swinging back late, he was late on it and couldn't get his bat down in time, and Anderson's got his first duck in Test cricket!

JM Anderson lbw b Hilfenhaus 0 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 308/9   BW Hilfenhaus 20-5-60-2

88.1

Hilfenhaus to Broad, 2 runs, crashed backward of square for a single - no, they're going for two. He'll have to hurry, and the throw from third man is poor

88.2

Hilfenhaus to Broad, 1 run, clunked square of the wicket

88.3

Hilfenhaus to Harmison, no run, defended to leg

88.4

Hilfenhaus to Harmison, no run, wide of the off stump and swinging wider

88.5

Hilfenhaus to Harmison, FOUR, soft hands! Played nicely down to third man. That'll do him good

88.6

Hilfenhaus to Harmison, no run, well defended by Harmison. A very straight and good delivery on the off stump, but he was right behind it

England 318/9   BW Hilfenhaus 21-5-67-2

90.1

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, Broad stands tall and absolutely spanks the like out of it, but straight to mid-off

90.2

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, Broad attempts a huge swing across the line and is very fortunate not to be bowled. Excellent line from the ever-nagging Hilfenhaus

90.3

Hilfenhaus to Broad, FOUR, beautifully played. Much too short from Hilfenhaus and he's pulled him behind square, bisecting the converging deep midwicket and fine leg, neither of whom could reach it in time. Really well placed

90.4

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, a full bunger outside off - takes Broad by surprise

90.5

Hilfenhaus to Broad, OUT, got him! Much better from Hilfenhaus, pitching it up, and he goes for a huge swing and gets a thick outside edge to slip

SCJ Broad c Ponting b Hilfenhaus 37 (89m 69b 5x4 0x6) SR: 53.62

England 332/10   BW Hilfenhaus 21.5-5-71-3
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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

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