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

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

England 5/0   AN Cook 4* (5b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 1.5-0-5-0

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

England 12/0   AN Cook 10* (10b 2x4)   PM Siddle 2.1-1-6-0

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, FOUR, cracked square off the back foot. Super stroke, that. Cracked behind square. Too short from Hilfenhaus

England 17/1   AJ Strauss 6* (24b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 3.2-0-11-0

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, FOUR, fuller, but wider, and squeezed out on the front foot behind square

England 21/1   AJ Strauss 10* (25b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 3.3-0-15-0

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

England 28/1   IR Bell 4* (7b 1x4)   PM Siddle 3.4-1-10-1

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

England 34/1   IR Bell 8* (11b 2x4)   PM Siddle 4.2-1-15-1

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)   PM Siddle 5-1-22-1

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, quality stroke, on-driven powerfully for four. Nothing more than a checked drive, but it fairly flew

England 52/1   AJ Strauss 21* (53b 3x4)   MG Johnson 1.3-0-8-0

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

England 56/1   AJ Strauss 25* (54b 4x4)   MG Johnson 1.4-0-12-0

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   AJ Strauss 29* (62b 5x4)   MG Johnson 3-0-16-0

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

England 64/1   IR Bell 20* (29b 4x4)   SR Clark 4.4-3-6-0

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

England 68/1   AJ Strauss 33* (63b 6x4)   MG Johnson 3.1-0-20-0

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

England 79/1   IR Bell 29* (38b 5x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 5.3-1-22-0

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

England 83/1   AJ Strauss 38* (81b 7x4)   PM Siddle 5.4-1-26-1

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

England 87/1   AJ Strauss 42* (85b 8x4)   PM Siddle 6.2-1-30-1

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

England 91/1   AJ Strauss 46* (86b 9x4)   PM Siddle 6.3-1-34-1

Siddle to Strauss, FOUR, another lovely clip through midwicket, you can't bowl there to Andrew Strauss, as he has already proved this over

England 96/1   AJ Strauss 50* (89b 10x4)   PM Siddle 6.5-1-39-1

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.

England 100/1   IR Bell 33* (48b 6x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 7.1-2-26-0

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

England 104/1   IR Bell 37* (49b 7x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 7.2-2-30-0

Clark to Strauss, FOUR, superb stroke from Strauss after lunch. That was nothing more than a checked-drive, just calmly onto the front foot and driving through the line

England 113/1   AJ Strauss 54* (98b 11x4)   SR Clark 5.4-3-10-0

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   PD Collingwood 4* (5b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 10-2-36-1

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

England 131/2   IR Bell 51* (73b 8x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 12-2-43-1

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

England 135/2   IR Bell 55* (77b 9x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 12.4-2-47-1

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

England 149/2   PD Collingwood 13* (31b 2x4)   MG Johnson 6.3-0-35-0

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

England 162/2   PD Collingwood 20* (43b 3x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 15.2-2-59-1

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

England 166/2   IR Bell 67* (99b 10x4)   MG Johnson 8.3-0-46-0

Clark to Trott, FOUR, gorgeous shot for four. An orthodox and elegant first four in Test cricket for Trotters

England 189/4   IJL Trott 11* (32b 1x4)   SR Clark 11.2-5-25-0

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

England 195/4   MJ Prior 5* (16b 1x4)   PM Siddle 16.2-6-52-3

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

England 209/4   MJ Prior 14* (25b 2x4)   MG Johnson 9.4-0-50-0

Clark to Trott, FOUR, a slower ball but Trott's up to the mark, tickling it down the leg side for four

England 213/4   IJL Trott 18* (45b 2x4)   SR Clark 13.4-5-36-0

Clark to Trott, FOUR, slapped wide of the slip for four more. Audacious shot - just threw his hands a it and got a bottom edge, but it was safe enough

England 217/4   IJL Trott 22* (46b 3x4)   SR Clark 13.5-5-40-0

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

England 227/4   IJL Trott 29* (52b 4x4)   MJ North 4.1-1-12-0

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

England 241/5   A Flintoff 4* (6b 1x4)   MG Johnson 12.2-0-61-1

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

England 252/6   SCJ Broad 4* (5b 1x4)   MG Johnson 14.3-0-67-2

Watson to Trott, FOUR, easy runs there for Trott, he gets on on his pads and flicks it forward of square leg for a boundary. Well, when I say easy runs, you've still got to put the bad balls away

England 265/6   IJL Trott 40* (76b 5x4)   SR Watson 0.2-0-4-0

Watson to Broad, FOUR, and this one beats Haddin! Angled in and Broad must've got a thin inside edge on that, it's sailed past Haddin's right hand and away for four

England 272/7   SCJ Broad 13* (17b 2x4)   SR Watson 1.2-0-10-0

Watson to Swann, FOUR, down leg side, bad ball and Swann glances it away for a boundary

England 277/7   GP Swann 4* (5b 1x4)   SR Watson 1.5-0-15-0

Watson to Broad, FOUR, that's a great shot! Short ball and Broad almost nonchalantly pulls that forward of midwicket, it's sailed almost over mid-on and raced away to the boundary. What an attractive shot

England 282/7   SCJ Broad 18* (27b 3x4)   SR Watson 2.3-0-20-0

Watson to Broad, FOUR, flashed and edged and wide of the slips for four! Not in control of that, by any stretch of the imagination - what a ridiculous phrase that is. Watson's fairly fuming at Broad there

England 294/7   SCJ Broad 22* (42b 4x4)   SR Watson 5-0-26-0

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   GP Swann 15* (26b 2x4)   PM Siddle 18-6-59-3

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

England 318/9   SJ Harmison 4* (5b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 20.5-5-67-2

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

England 324/9   SJ Harmison 8* (9b 2x4)   PM Siddle 20.3-6-71-4

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

England 328/9   SJ Harmison 12* (11b 3x4)   PM Siddle 20.5-6-75-4

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

England 332/9   SCJ Broad 37* (67b 5x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 21.3-5-71-2
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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

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