The Ashes - 5th Test

England v Australia

England won by 197 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

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   PM Siddle 1-1-0-0

3.1

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

3.2

Siddle to Cook, 1 run, good, straight delivery and quick, too. Cook, however, is back and across and defending it out to cover, stealing a single

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   PM Siddle 2-1-2-0

5.1

Siddle to Cook, FOUR, oh that's a shot. Short delivery and it didn't climb enough, allowing Cook to swat it through midwicket firmly for four. Well timed. Too short from Siddle on a placid pitch

5.2

Siddle to Cook, no run, on middle and defended this time

5.3

Siddle to Cook, OUT, well bowled and CAUGHT! Angled across Cook who pushed at it meekly, edging it low to Ponting's right at second slip

AN Cook c Ponting b Siddle 10 (19m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

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   PM Siddle 3-1-6-1

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   PM Siddle 4-1-10-1

9.1

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

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

9.3

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

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   PM Siddle 5-1-22-1

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   PM Siddle 6-1-26-1

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   PM Siddle 7-1-39-1

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

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   PM Siddle 8-1-42-1

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   PM Siddle 9-2-42-1

45.1

Siddle to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood closes the face and works it to midwicket

45.2

Siddle to Collingwood, 3 runs, good shot from Collingwood, who gets one on his pads and clips it through midwicket, the fielder manages to chase it down just inside the boundary

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

45.6

Siddle to Collingwood, no run, well wide of off, Collingwood lets it go

England 171/2   PM Siddle 10-2-46-1

47.1

Siddle to Collingwood, no run, pushed away to cover

47.2

Siddle to Collingwood, no run, punched to mid-on

47.3

Siddle to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off

47.4

Siddle to Collingwood, 1 no ball, pushed away defensively

47.4

Siddle to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood flashes at a drive wide of off there, and then chastises himself, that was a loose shot

47.5

Siddle to Collingwood, OUT, and this time Collingwood does go for the drive and he's caught at gully! Full and wide, Collingwood gets it off a thick edge and Hussey takes the catch right in front of his face

PD Collingwood c Hussey b Siddle 24 (89m 65b 3x4 0x6) SR: 36.92

47.6

Siddle to Trott, no run, lunges forward to defend his first ball in Test cricket, and a big cheer from The Oval crowd

England 176/3   PM Siddle 11-2-47-2

49.1

Siddle to Trott, no run, bouncer tests out Trott, he ducks under it with ease

49.2

Siddle to Trott, no run, bangs it in again and Trott fends! Oh, this one goes safely wide of Katich but Trott was keen to take off for a run, Katich threw it back at the stumps and Trott may actually have been in trouble had that hit

49.3

Siddle to Trott, no run, short again, fended again but safely into the turf

49.4

Siddle to Trott, no run, 93mph or 150kph, Trott drives to cover

49.5

Siddle to Trott, no run, tries for the yorker, Trott does well to keep it out but can't beat midwicket

49.6

Siddle to Trott, no run, straight bat again from Trott, he defends outside off

England 176/3   PM Siddle 12-3-47-2

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   PM Siddle 13-4-47-2

53.1

Siddle to Trott, no run, Trott is back, across and defending

53.2

Siddle to Trott, no run, onto the front foot, Trott defends solidly

53.3

Siddle to Trott, no run, solid looking defensive. An attacking defensive push to mid-off. I've been impressed with Trott's feet movement so far in his innings. Keen to get onto the front foot

53.4

Siddle to Trott, 1 run, walks across his stumps - dangerous stroke from Trott, and Ponting's roaring an appeal but Trott got an inside edge onto his pad. He does get a long way across, though - so far, sometimes, that his leg stump is visible

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

53.6

Siddle to Prior, no run, firmly blocked on the back foot

England 181/4   PM Siddle 14-4-48-3

55.1

Siddle to Prior, no run, onto the front foot, he defends

55.2

Siddle to Prior, no run, swings in quite late on Prior who digs it out to the leg side

55.3

Siddle to Prior, no run, walks across to the off side just a touch, and turns it to leg

55.4

Siddle to Prior, no run, too late on that and Prior gets a thick inside edge into his boot. His bat, too, came down in an arc, much like Bell's which caused his dismissal

55.5

Siddle to Prior, no run, an off-cutter into Prior and that's perilously close too! Another inside edge, this time into his thigh

55.6

Siddle to Prior, no run, firmly blocked to end a probing over

England 181/4   PM Siddle 15-5-48-3

57.1

Siddle to Prior, no run, onto the front foot, guiding it out to point

57.2

Siddle to Prior, no run, defended out to the leg side

57.3

Siddle to Prior, no run, another thick inside edge lodges itself into Prior's pads. Siddle beams an orange-peel grin at him, and generally finds it all very amusing indeed. Bowling beautifully here

57.4

Siddle to Prior, no run, steps back to defend with a high front elbow

57.5

Siddle to Prior, no run, angles back into Prior who's right behind it

57.6

Siddle to Prior, no run, patted out to point off the back foot

England 185/4   PM Siddle 16-6-48-3

59.1

Siddle to Prior, no run, on the back foot, Prior steps back to defend. Solid, straight bat

59.2

Siddle to Prior, FOUR, much better. It was fuller, which helped, and he pumped it crisply down the ground. Just a fraction too full and driven with enough power to beat Siddle's leap to his left

59.3

Siddle to Prior, no run, defended on the back foot to the leg side

59.4

Siddle to Prior, 1 run, swings into him and he clips-and-runs to mid-on

59.5

Siddle to Trott, 4 byes, awesome off-cutter which beats everyone! That cut back monstrously on Trott who didn't have a hope in hell of making contact. Nor did Haddin, for that matter. And fine-leg. No-one, really.

59.6

Siddle to Trott, no run, nervously jumps back to defend

England 200/4   PM Siddle 17-6-53-3

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

83.4

Siddle to Broad, 1 run, sweet flick to fine leg

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   PM Siddle 18-6-59-3

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

85.2

Siddle to Broad, 1 run, stands tall and guides to point

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

85.4

Siddle to Anderson, no run, Anderson lets the first delivery by outside his off stump, under sunny skies

85.5

Siddle to Anderson, no run, on the off stump this time, a better line for sure, but Anderson's defence is solid

85.6

Siddle to Anderson, no run, too wide and left alone

England 307/8   PM Siddle 19-6-63-4

87.1

Siddle to Broad, no run, wide of the off stump and ignored by Broad

87.2

Siddle to Broad, 1 run, clunked off the back foot, right off the toe of the bat, aerially through cover

87.3

Siddle to Harmison, no run, pitches it up on middle-and-leg, and Harmison gawkily whips to leg

87.4

Siddle to Harmison, 1 leg bye, down the leg side to fine leg and Harmison's down! Flat out! Terrific dive from the big man

87.5

Siddle to Broad, no run, very good line on the off stump. Broad's back and defending. Defending solidly, too

87.6

Siddle to Broad, 1 run, pulled and top-edged in the air, this'll be taken by fine-leg if he's quick enough. Is he? No! Johnson runs in, but Haddin's also zooming in on the ball which has distracted him sufficiently for him to drop it. Very difficult chance, but angry Siddle is now a man absolutely ticking. The double tea-pot it well and truly unfurled

England 311/9   PM Siddle 20-6-65-4

89.1

Siddle to Broad, 1 run, on middle-and-leg, nicely whipped to mid-on and he takes the single to expose Harmison

89.2

Siddle to Harmison, no run, brilliant take from Haddin! Angled into Harmison, seamed away then swung prodigiously after pitching, so much in fact that Haddin had to dive in front of first slip

89.3

Siddle to Harmison, no run

89.4

Siddle to Harmison, (no ball) FOUR, shot! Oh superb shot from Harmison. Tail-end humpty - or rather, tail-end orthodoxy as he whips this elegantly through midwicket, ala Atherton. And it's a no-ball, too

89.4

Siddle to Harmison, no run, Harmison lines up another big swish - I think he's timed this really quite well actually. A big swing through the leg-side and yes, it's gone for four. Now that was tail-end humpty

89.5

Siddle to Harmison, FOUR, Harmison lines up another big swish - I think he's timed this really quite well actually. A big swing through the leg-side and yes, it's gone for four. Now that was tail-end humpty

89.6

Siddle to Harmison, no run, defended out to the off side

England 328/9   PM Siddle 21-6-75-4
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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England won by 197 runs
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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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