The Ashes - 5th Test

England v Australia

England won by 197 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

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

46.3

North to Collingwood, no run, on line and turning, Collingwood gets forward to it

46.4

North to Collingwood, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Collingwood cuts to deep point

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   MJ North 1-0-4-0

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   MJ North 2-1-4-0

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

50.3

North to Trott, no run, what is that? North has bowled a bouncer! A proper seamer that goes down leg and Haddin does well to take that. Very, very odd delivery!

50.4

North to Trott, no run, pushed away to off

50.5

North to Trott, no run, tossed up outside off, Trott lunges forward to defend

50.6

North to Trott, no run, turns in towards middle, Trott strides forward and gets an inside edge onto his pad

England 177/3   MJ North 3-1-5-0

52.1

North to Trott, 2 runs, clipped through midwicket and Trott gallops through for his first runs in Test cricket, to a hearty roar from The Oval crowd

52.2

North to Trott, no run, tossed up outside and some drift for North, Trott drives to cover

52.3

North to Trott, no run, some turn again, Trott lunges and defends

52.4

North to Trott, 1 run, drifts to leg, Trott gets a single glanced behind square

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   MJ North 4-1-8-0

64.1

North to Trott, FOUR, mmm, quality stroke that. Drops it short, it's too straight, and Trott stands tall and whips it through square leg for four

64.2

North to Trott, no run, defended on the front foot

64.3

North to Trott, no run, that's sped onto him and my word, that's close - thick inside edge at the last moment saved him! Lapse in concentration from Trott - sheesh, that was mighty close!

64.4

North to Trott, no run, solid defensive this time

64.5

North to Trott, 1 run, down the pitch and clunked to mid-on, who misfields

64.6

North to Prior, 1 run, elegantly stroked to deep extra cover

England 229/4   MJ North 5-1-14-0

66.1

North to Trott, no run, prodded away to cover

66.2

North to Trott, no run, defended safely again

66.3

North to Trott, no run, fuller length, worked to leg

66.4

North to Trott, 2 runs, wider of off now, Trott does well to guide it behind point for a couple

66.5

North to Trott, 4 byes, oy, big turn and a drive from Trott, the ball misses the lot, beats the bat and the stumps and Brad Haddin

66.6

North to Trott, no run, flatter and quicker, Trott blocks

England 237/5   MJ North 6-1-16-0

68.1

North to Trott, 1 run, worked away through point

68.2

North to Flintoff, no run, tossed up outside off, Flintoff is forward to defend

68.3

North to Flintoff, 2 runs, Flintoff goes for the slog sweep here, but doesn't get it and the ball skews away through square leg off an under-edge

68.4

North to Flintoff, 1 run, well wide of off now, Flintoff punches it to deep cover

68.5

North to Trott, no run, good turn again, Trott gets a big stride in to defend

68.6

North to Trott, no run, driven back down towards mid-off

England 246/5   MJ North 7-1-20-0

70.1

North to Trott, no run, Trott leans forward to thrust the pad at one just outside off

70.2

North to Trott, no run, walks across off now and leaves it alone

70.3

North to Trott, no run, Trott uses his feet now, drives to Ponting at short cover

70.4

North to Trott, no run, lunging forward to defend again

70.5

North to Trott, no run, turns in from outside off, Trottsky defends

70.6

North to Trott, 1 no ball, left alone this time and North has also managed to overstep

70.6

North to Trott, no run, clipped to short-leg

England 248/6   MJ North 8-1-21-0

72.1

North to Trott, 2 runs, Trott waits on this one nicely and cuts it away through gully for a couple more runs, he's looking comfortable

72.2

North to Trott, 1 run, a quick single here, pushed to mid-off and Hilfenhaus throws at the bowler's end but misses, Trott looked to be safely home anyway

72.3

North to Broad, 2 runs, Broad paddles a sweep gently down towards fine leg for two

72.4

North to Broad, no run, tossed up outside off, left alone

72.5

North to Broad, 2 runs, Broad goes the paddle sweep again, this one lobs up but out of reach of the fielders, towards where a short fine leg would have been.

72.6

North to Broad, no run, left alone outside off, some decent turn there

England 261/6   MJ North 9-1-28-0

74.1

North to Trott, no run, defended away safely by Trott

74.2

North to Trott, OUT, that is magnificent work from Katich! Truly incredible stuff at short leg! Trott uses his feet and clips to leg, Katich at short leg makes a sharp save and quickly gets a full-blooded throw at the stumps, Trott is still in the follow through and has to turn quickly, the direct hit has him well short

IJL Trott run out 41 (125m 81b 5x4 0x6) SR: 50.61

74.3

North to Swann, no run, oh, howzat? Not out says Billy Bowden! A flat, straight ball from North has Swann in trouble, the Australians are confident but Billy Bowden has got it right, there was a thin inside edge on that

74.4

North to Swann, no run, worked away to off by Swann

74.5

North to Swann, no run, turning in from off again, Swann doesn't get it away

74.6

North to Swann, no run, tossed up and driven to silly point, Ponting tries to do a Katich and flick it back, but Swann is safe and the throw missed anyway

England 268/7   MJ North 10-2-28-0

76.1

North to Broad, no run, tossed up outside off, Broad defends to silly point

76.2

North to Broad, no run, left alone outside off this time

76.3

North to Broad, no run, Broad goes the drive and lobs it up short of cover

76.4

North to Broad, no run, no shot offered outside off

76.5

North to Broad, no run, Broad drives to mid-off, that was a fuller ball

76.6

North to Broad, no run, more turn from North, good bowling, Broad looks to defends then drags the bat out of the way

England 277/7   MJ North 11-3-28-0

78.1

North to Swann, no run, swing and a miss! Swann looks for the big sweep here, North turns it in but not enough to take off stump

78.2

North to Swann, no run, left alone outside off

78.3

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

78.4

North to Swann, no run, a loud shout for lbw here as Swann sweeps, but it's struck him outside the line of off

78.5

North to Swann, no run, Swann defends watchfully

78.6

North to Swann, 1 run, uses the feet this time and drives through cover, there's a man sweeping the boundary

England 283/7   MJ North 12-3-29-0

80.1

North to Swann, no run, driven back to North

80.2

North to Swann, no run, tossed up well wide of off, Swann flashes but can't get it away

80.3

North to Swann, 1 run, punched away to deep cover

80.4

North to Broad, no run, nudged back down the pitch

80.5

North to Broad, no run, pushed towards mid-off

80.6

North to Broad, no run, Broad pushes at this one outside off, finds the man at cover

England 289/7   MJ North 13-3-30-0

82.1

North to Swann, no run, Swann thinks about sweeping but then realises it's too short, so he goes back to defend. Well played

82.2

North to Swann, 1 run, clunked off the bat foot out to deep extra cover

82.3

North to Broad, no run, speared into Broad who digs it out

82.4

North to Broad, 2 runs, very nicely played, an elegant cover drive for three. Good teamwork by Hussey and, erm...not sure who the other guy was, but well done anyway

82.5

North to Broad, no run, sharpish turn from outside off. Broad ignores it

82.6

North to Broad, no run, tries to flip him through midwicket but doesn't make contact

England 297/7   MJ North 14-3-33-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 20-23, 2009
England won by 197 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Aug 7-9, 2009
Australia won by an innings and 80 runs
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Match drawn
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 16-20, 2009
England won by 115 runs
England v Australia at Cardiff - Jul 8-12, 2009
Match drawn
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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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