Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2nd Test: England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 18-21, 2013
The Ashes - 2nd Test
England won by 347 runs
Played at Lord's, London
18,19,20,21 July 2013 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* lbw b Watson 12 19 14 2 0 85.71
4.2 81.8 mph, full ball, swings in, Cook wrapped on the front pad, umpire Erasmus has a long look before raising the finger what a change of bowling. Cook caught on the knee roll in front of middle, Cook doesn't review because it looks stone dead. Very nicely bowled, great length, Cook drawn forward and got beaten by a bit of movement down the slope 18/1
View dismissal JE Root lbw b Harris 6 28 14 1 0 42.85
5.2 89.1 mph, full and straight, Root slapped on the front pad, is this going down? No! It's given out! Very well bowled, Root has reviewed it though, is it squeezing down leg? Actually scrap that, there's a huge edge but was it pad first? Root may have squeezed this onto the pad. It was given out remember, the third umpire is having a long look at the replays. Tony Hill is the TV umpire. Yes pad first, Hawk Eye has it hitting leg stump and Root is gone! Australia have a double strike and England lose a review. It was marginal but a fair enough call 26/2
View dismissal IJL Trott c Khawaja b Harris 58 137 87 11 0 66.66
33.5 85.6 mph, short ball, Trott pulls and gets it all wrong, there's a man at deep square leg and he takes a comfortable catch. Trott suckered in and gets a top edge on a pull stroke and from serene progress, England are back in trouble, Trott has given it away, he just hurried a little, tried to paddle it and put it a long way up in the air 127/4
View dismissal KP Pietersen c †Haddin b Harris 2 3 4 0 0 50.00
5.6 88.2 mph, full length just outside off, Pietersen forward, thin edge and caught behind! Harris has another! What a selection and what a start for Australia. Pietersen always vulnerable against the new ball and has nicked off here, a thin edge as the ball just shaped up the hill, superb bowling 28/3
View dismissal IR Bell c Clarke b Smith 109 307 211 16 0 51.65
76.6 51.8 mph, he's done it! Clarke's captaincy brings another wicket. It's a perfectly-pitched leg break which grips a fraction, finds the edge and carries low to Clarke at slip. What a bonus for Australia 271/5
View dismissal JM Bairstow c & b Smith 67 199 146 7 0 45.89
80.1 50.3 mph, and another! It's a full toss. Bairstow has just bunted it back to Smith. Christmas time for Smith and Australia. An awfully lazy dismissal from Bairstow, who drove a fraction early and Smith collected a low chance in his follow through 274/6
View dismissal MJ Prior c †Haddin b Smith 6 29 18 1 0 33.33
84.3 55.6 mph, he's got three! What a spell for Australia. This one skidded through outside off, perhaps an attempted flipper, Prior went for the cut and gets a healthy top edge to Haddin 283/7
View dismissal TT Bresnan c †Haddin b Harris 7 34 29 1 0 24.13
89.1 length ball, hint of movement away and Bresnan nicks off to the first ball of the morning! The perfect start for Australia, a probing line from Harris - better men have been seduced into playing at those than Bresnan. In the channel, just outside off and holding its line, Bresnan could only nudge it into the keeper's gloves 289/8
View dismissal JM Anderson c †Haddin b Harris 12 40 29 2 0 41.37
93.3 87.5 mph, got him this time and Harris has a five-for at Lord's! Another healthy edge from Anderson, length ball pushed across and clipping the bat on its way through to Haddin at a comfortable height. Worth his weight on the honours board, is Ryan 313/9
View dismissal SCJ Broad c †Haddin b Pattinson 33 53 29 5 1 113.79
100.1 87.1 mph, nicked to the keeper, the partnership is ended two short of fifty! Or is it? Broad doesn't walk, naturally, and has a wee conflab with Swann before deciding to review. This looks a bit hopeful, as there was a clear deviation on the way through... Though replays show it hit the flap of the pad, too. Hot Spot picks up a faint edge, though, so any more Broad controversy is quickly put to bed. England are all out for 361, less than they will have wanted but buoyed by another last-man stand of decent proportions 361/10
GP Swann not out 28 31 26 5 0 107.69
Extras (lb 11, w 4, nb 6) 21
  Total (all out; 100.1 overs; 448 mins) 361 (3.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JL Pattinson 20.1 3 95 1 4.71 90 16 0 (3nb, 4w)
100.1 to Broad, 87.1 mph, nicked to the keeper, the partnership is ended two short of fifty! Or is it? Broad doesn't walk, naturally, and has a wee conflab with Swann before deciding to review. This looks a bit hopeful, as there was a clear deviation on the way through... Though replays show it hit the flap of the pad, too. Hot Spot picks up a faint edge, though, so any more Broad controversy is quickly put to bed. England are all out for 361, less than they will have wanted but buoyed by another last-man stand of decent proportions 361/10
View wickets RJ Harris 26 6 72 5 2.76 123 10 0
5.2 to Root, 89.1 mph, full and straight, Root slapped on the front pad, is this going down? No! It's given out! Very well bowled, Root has reviewed it though, is it squeezing down leg? Actually scrap that, there's a huge edge but was it pad first? Root may have squeezed this onto the pad. It was given out remember, the third umpire is having a long look at the replays. Tony Hill is the TV umpire. Yes pad first, Hawk Eye has it hitting leg stump and Root is gone! Australia have a double strike and England lose a review. It was marginal but a fair enough call 26/2
5.6 to Pietersen, 88.2 mph, full length just outside off, Pietersen forward, thin edge and caught behind! Harris has another! What a selection and what a start for Australia. Pietersen always vulnerable against the new ball and has nicked off here, a thin edge as the ball just shaped up the hill, superb bowling 28/3
33.5 to Trott, 85.6 mph, short ball, Trott pulls and gets it all wrong, there's a man at deep square leg and he takes a comfortable catch. Trott suckered in and gets a top edge on a pull stroke and from serene progress, England are back in trouble, Trott has given it away, he just hurried a little, tried to paddle it and put it a long way up in the air 127/4
89.1 to Bresnan, length ball, hint of movement away and Bresnan nicks off to the first ball of the morning! The perfect start for Australia, a probing line from Harris - better men have been seduced into playing at those than Bresnan. In the channel, just outside off and holding its line, Bresnan could only nudge it into the keeper's gloves 289/8
93.3 to Anderson, 87.5 mph, got him this time and Harris has a five-for at Lord's! Another healthy edge from Anderson, length ball pushed across and clipping the bat on its way through to Haddin at a comfortable height. Worth his weight on the honours board, is Ryan 313/9
View wicket SR Watson 13 4 45 1 3.46 62 8 0
4.2 to Cook, 81.8 mph, full ball, swings in, Cook wrapped on the front pad, umpire Erasmus has a long look before raising the finger what a change of bowling. Cook caught on the knee roll in front of middle, Cook doesn't review because it looks stone dead. Very nicely bowled, great length, Cook drawn forward and got beaten by a bit of movement down the slope 18/1
  PM Siddle 22 6 76 0 3.45 100 9 1 (1nb)
  AC Agar 13 2 44 0 3.38 57 5 0 (2nb)
View wickets SPD Smith 6 1 18 3 3.00 27 3 0
76.6 to Bell, 51.8 mph, he's done it! Clarke's captaincy brings another wicket. It's a perfectly-pitched leg break which grips a fraction, finds the edge and carries low to Clarke at slip. What a bonus for Australia 271/5
80.1 to Bairstow, 50.3 mph, and another! It's a full toss. Bairstow has just bunted it back to Smith. Christmas time for Smith and Australia. An awfully lazy dismissal from Bairstow, who drove a fraction early and Smith collected a low chance in his follow through 274/6
84.3 to Prior, 55.6 mph, he's got three! What a spell for Australia. This one skidded through outside off, perhaps an attempted flipper, Prior went for the cut and gets a healthy top edge to Haddin 283/7
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson lbw b Bresnan 30 57 42 6 0 71.42
12.4 84.0 mph, Bresnan strikes! He has Watson lbw in the last over before lunch! Great ball, angled in and Watson moved across with the front pad and missed the ball, he's rapped right in front and Dharmasena gives it lbw. Watson chats for a while with Rogers and eventually makes the decision to review it. It's a poor decision because that was plumb. That's not how to use the review system 42/1
View dismissal CJL Rogers lbw b Swann 15 65 45 0 0 33.33
15.2 51.8 mph, what on earth has happened here? He's missed a full toss and been hit in front ... Erasmus raises a finger and England have another, though both batsman and bowler are shaking their heads! This is like the tactic of bowling a slow full toss on Brian Lara Cricket, though there was no intent on Swann's part. The ball slipped out of the hand and Rogers was slow to sight it, missed swinging across the line and got hit on the box, I think... in front of middle and leg, though Rogers was probably anxious not to lose the second review. Hawk-Eye shows, however, that it would have missed leg stump! This is a rum old dismissal on many levels 50/2
View dismissal UT Khawaja c Pietersen b Swann 14 46 35 1 0 40.00
23.5 61.4 mph, Khawaja on the charge, he's hit this over the top... except it doesn't go over, it merely loops high off the toe and into the hands of KP at mid-off! He hasn't looked comfortable against Swann, surviving a drop at slip and defending somewhat anxiously in front of his pad, obviously decided he didn't want to die in a hole - so he perished in no-man's land instead 69/4
View dismissal PJ Hughes c †Prior b Bresnan 1 13 8 0 0 12.50
18.6 84.7 mph, Hughes throws his hands at a wide one, very loose shot from a new batsman, there's a limp sort of appeal, particularly from Bresnan but it's immediately upheld by Dharmasena! Hughes reviews without hesitation, so he must be pretty confident he didn't hit it... So, let's see if there's evidence to overturn the decision. Hot Spot is pretty inconclusive, maybe a faint mark, there was a sound on the audio and Tony Hill decides there's not enough proof to overrule Dharmasena to the decision stands - Australia have lost 3 for 11! 53/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke* lbw b Broad 28 57 41 4 0 68.29
30.6 84.8 mph, Broad has got the huge wicket of Clarke! Massive! That's a fine delivery, not quite yorker-length but almost, and straight - Clarke plays the wrong line and that's struck him on the pad, the umpire gives it lbw. Australia have no reviews left but it's of no consequence - there was no inside edge and that was dead in front. 91/6
View dismissal SPD Smith c Bell b Swann 2 26 14 0 0 14.28
29.5 53.1 mph, Smith is gone! Swann gets some extra bounce and that does for Smith, it lobs off his gloves and is snapped up by short leg! That was a pretty sharp take as well from Ian Bell, he had to go low to the ground 86/5
View dismissal BJ Haddin c Trott b Swann 7 61 42 1 0 16.66
45.4 48.9 mph, goes for the big mow over midwicket but he's edged to slip! Trott clings on gleefully to this chance and Haddin departs after a tortuous 42-ball knock, trying to go on the attack again, heaving across the line and the ball popping off the top edge down near the toe 104/9
View dismissal AC Agar run out (†Prior/Anderson) 2 28 21 0 0 9.52
38.6 Anderson to Haddin, oh dear! Agar has been run out! What a terrible mix-up! At first glance it appears Haddin has let his partner down here. It was shortish on the hips and lobbed up, perhaps off the body, behind square leg. Prior ran around to collect and Agar was running through for a single. It was Agar's call as it was behind the batsman, but Haddin didn't respond. He barely even left his crease. Agar made it three quarters of the way down the pitch and almost all the way back, but the throw was collected by Anderson who whipped the bails off. 96/7
View dismissal PM Siddle c Swann b Anderson 2 38 24 0 0 8.33
44.4 85.8 mph, he fishes and is caught at second slip, Siddle goes! That was a real tailender's shot, the ball might have held its line a touch but Siddy tamely steered it low to Swann off the open face. So now Anderson is amongst them too - and, in fairness to Siddle, it was the old disguised reverse swinger, which Anderson deploys so expertly these days 104/8
JL Pattinson not out 10 35 24 1 0 41.66
View dismissal RJ Harris c Pietersen b Swann 10 31 25 1 0 40.00
53.3 52.0 mph, Harris goes on the attack and Khawajas it to mid-on, Pietersen taking an excellent running catch from over this shoulder. The ball came off the toe of the bat, with Harris looking to hit down the ground - but it's Australia who have been left on their Harris, bowled out for 128, a deficit of 233 128/10
Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 2) 7
  Total (all out; 53.3 overs; 226 mins) 128 (2.39 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JM Anderson 14 8 25 1 1.78 76 3 0 (1w)
44.4 to Siddle, 85.8 mph, he fishes and is caught at second slip, Siddle goes! That was a real tailender's shot, the ball might have held its line a touch but Siddy tamely steered it low to Swann off the open face. So now Anderson is amongst them too - and, in fairness to Siddle, it was the old disguised reverse swinger, which Anderson deploys so expertly these days 104/8
View wicket SCJ Broad 11 3 26 1 2.36 56 4 0 (1w)
30.6 to Clarke, 84.8 mph, Broad has got the huge wicket of Clarke! Massive! That's a fine delivery, not quite yorker-length but almost, and straight - Clarke plays the wrong line and that's struck him on the pad, the umpire gives it lbw. Australia have no reviews left but it's of no consequence - there was no inside edge and that was dead in front. 91/6
View wickets TT Bresnan 7 1 28 2 4.00 31 3 0
12.4 to Watson, 84.0 mph, Bresnan strikes! He has Watson lbw in the last over before lunch! Great ball, angled in and Watson moved across with the front pad and missed the ball, he's rapped right in front and Dharmasena gives it lbw. Watson chats for a while with Rogers and eventually makes the decision to review it. It's a poor decision because that was plumb. That's not how to use the review system 42/1
18.6 to Hughes, 84.7 mph, Hughes throws his hands at a wide one, very loose shot from a new batsman, there's a limp sort of appeal, particularly from Bresnan but it's immediately upheld by Dharmasena! Hughes reviews without hesitation, so he must be pretty confident he didn't hit it... So, let's see if there's evidence to overturn the decision. Hot Spot is pretty inconclusive, maybe a faint mark, there was a sound on the audio and Tony Hill decides there's not enough proof to overrule Dharmasena to the decision stands - Australia have lost 3 for 11! 53/3
View wickets GP Swann 21.3 5 44 5 2.04 102 4 0
15.2 to Rogers, 51.8 mph, what on earth has happened here? He's missed a full toss and been hit in front ... Erasmus raises a finger and England have another, though both batsman and bowler are shaking their heads! This is like the tactic of bowling a slow full toss on Brian Lara Cricket, though there was no intent on Swann's part. The ball slipped out of the hand and Rogers was slow to sight it, missed swinging across the line and got hit on the box, I think... in front of middle and leg, though Rogers was probably anxious not to lose the second review. Hawk-Eye shows, however, that it would have missed leg stump! This is a rum old dismissal on many levels 50/2
23.5 to Khawaja, 61.4 mph, Khawaja on the charge, he's hit this over the top... except it doesn't go over, it merely loops high off the toe and into the hands of KP at mid-off! He hasn't looked comfortable against Swann, surviving a drop at slip and defending somewhat anxiously in front of his pad, obviously decided he didn't want to die in a hole - so he perished in no-man's land instead 69/4
29.5 to Smith, 53.1 mph, Smith is gone! Swann gets some extra bounce and that does for Smith, it lobs off his gloves and is snapped up by short leg! That was a pretty sharp take as well from Ian Bell, he had to go low to the ground 86/5
45.4 to Haddin, 48.9 mph, goes for the big mow over midwicket but he's edged to slip! Trott clings on gleefully to this chance and Haddin departs after a tortuous 42-ball knock, trying to go on the attack again, heaving across the line and the ball popping off the top edge down near the toe 104/9
53.3 to Harris, 52.0 mph, Harris goes on the attack and Khawajas it to mid-on, Pietersen taking an excellent running catch from over this shoulder. The ball came off the toe of the bat, with Harris looking to hit down the ground - but it's Australia who have been left on their Harris, bowled out for 128, a deficit of 233 128/10
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* b Siddle 8 44 28 0 0 28.57
10.2 80.6 mph, gone! Something for Australia. Cook drags into his stumps. A length ball around off stump, he tried to force it off the back foot and it came off a thick inside edge 22/1
View dismissal JE Root c Smith b Harris 180 466 338 18 2 53.25
114.1 87.8 mph, no double for Root! He falls in the cause, trying to scoop this length ball over the the keeper or fine-leg, instead it flies down to third man who takes a good catch. And straight away England declare 349/7
View dismissal IJL Trott b Siddle 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
12.2 83.1 mph, and another! Well, well...the wickets keep tumbling. A length ball, Trott a little in two minds and doesn't get forward or back, the ball deflects off the inside edge into the stumps 22/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Rogers b Siddle 5 10 11 1 0 45.45
14.5 81.2 mph, oh boy! Now it's three. Another twist in this series? That was a pretty awful few minutes for Pietersen. Siddle suckers him in with a wide delivery and drives on the up to point with no footwork. Reaching well away from his body 30/3
View dismissal TT Bresnan c Rogers b Pattinson 38 188 137 4 0 27.73
61.3 the stand is broken, another short ball from Pattinson and Bresnan plays a flat-bat pull which goes straight to the man in front of square 129/4
View dismissal IR Bell c Rogers b Smith 74 153 103 11 0 71.84
98.2 46.5 mph, short and pulled very hard, oh no, he finds midwicket what a stinking piece of cricket, terrible delivery, Bell struck it away quite nicely but picked out the fielder perfectly. Smith gains another wicket with a poor ball, full toss in the first innings and now a long hop 282/5
View dismissal JM Bairstow c †Haddin b Harris 20 46 54 2 1 37.03
112.4 84.3 mph, edged and caught behind...back of a length again, Bairstow goes to play it square and gets a top edge to the keeper 344/6
MJ Prior not out 1 8 8 0 0 12.50
Extras (b 15, lb 8) 23
  Total (7 wickets dec; 114.1 overs; 466 mins) 349 (3.05 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets RJ Harris 18.1 4 31 2 1.70 91 1 0
112.4 to Bairstow, 84.3 mph, edged and caught behind...back of a length again, Bairstow goes to play it square and gets a top edge to the keeper 344/6
114.1 to Root, 87.8 mph, no double for Root! He falls in the cause, trying to scoop this length ball over the the keeper or fine-leg, instead it flies down to third man who takes a good catch. And straight away England declare 349/7
  SR Watson 12 5 25 0 2.08 61 3 0
View wickets PM Siddle 21 6 65 3 3.09 99 11 0
10.2 to Cook, 80.6 mph, gone! Something for Australia. Cook drags into his stumps. A length ball around off stump, he tried to force it off the back foot and it came off a thick inside edge 22/1
12.2 to Trott, 83.1 mph, and another! Well, well...the wickets keep tumbling. A length ball, Trott a little in two minds and doesn't get forward or back, the ball deflects off the inside edge into the stumps 22/2
14.5 to Pietersen, 81.2 mph, oh boy! Now it's three. Another twist in this series? That was a pretty awful few minutes for Pietersen. Siddle suckers him in with a wide delivery and drives on the up to point with no footwork. Reaching well away from his body 30/3
View wicket JL Pattinson 20 8 42 1 2.10 99 6 0
61.3 to Bresnan, the stand is broken, another short ball from Pattinson and Bresnan plays a flat-bat pull which goes straight to the man in front of square 129/4
View wicket SPD Smith 14 0 65 1 4.64 47 4 2
98.2 to Bell, 46.5 mph, short and pulled very hard, oh no, he finds midwicket what a stinking piece of cricket, terrible delivery, Bell struck it away quite nicely but picked out the fielder perfectly. Smith gains another wicket with a poor ball, full toss in the first innings and now a long hop 282/5
  AC Agar 29 5 98 0 3.37 125 11 1
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 583 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson lbw b Anderson 20 31 23 3 0 86.95
6.4 88.8 mph, big appeal and gone! It's lbw and will he review? Not this time he won't. It looked very straight. Nipped back a fraction from just outside off and struck him dead in line. Really, Watson couldn't have dared review that one. Lovely bowling, again, from Anderson 24/1
View dismissal CJL Rogers b Swann 6 47 29 0 0 20.68
9.5 54.1 mph, bowled him! Rogers has left a straighter ball alone and had his off stump knocked back! Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Swann had been turning it outside off and Rogers expected the same of this ball, but instead it went straight on, or at most just straightened back a tiny fraction, and hit off stump. Lovely bowling. 32/2
View dismissal UT Khawaja c Anderson b Root 54 171 133 7 0 40.60
49.6 54.0 mph, this one is an edge though! Root has struck this time! Beautiful ball that drifts in to off stump and turns, Khawaja gets a thick edge that is snapped up by second slip, or gully, or whatever you like to call it to a spinner, and Root continues to have an enormous impact on this match! 135/5
View dismissal PJ Hughes lbw b Swann 1 22 21 0 0 4.76
15.3 55.5 mph, this one is lbw though! Will he review it? Yes he does, but it doesn't save him, and Phil Hughes is gone! Hughes leaned forward to defend but the ball went on instead of turning back as far as he expected. Dharmasena gave it out, and HawkEye indicated "umpire's call" for hitting leg stump - it looked pretty much out to the naked eye. 36/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke* c Cook b Root 51 122 85 7 0 60.00
47.2 53.2 mph, and leg slip has done the trick! Oh, what a wicket for the part-timer Joe Root! Leg slip had only just come in and Root, around the wicket, pitched it outside leg and turning further away, Clarke tried to glance it away and it's run off the face of the bat to Cook at leg slip. 134/4
View dismissal SPD Smith c †Prior b Bresnan 1 19 14 0 0 7.14
50.5 81.9 mph, Smith is gone! Caught behind! He quickly asks for a review of Marais Erasmus' decision, indicating that he must have genuinely thought he had not edged that. However, Hot Spot shows there is indeed a little nick on the inside edge of the bat! Just a faint one, but a clear one all the same, and Smith is indeed gone. Bresnan has got him with the scrambled-seam delivery. 136/6
View dismissal BJ Haddin lbw b Swann 7 49 32 0 0 21.87
61.6 55.2 mph, but he's struck now! Haddin pads this away and is given lbw. He completely misjudged the line, it pitched on the stumps from round the wicket and Dharmasena decided it wasn't turning enough to miss the stumps. Australia had no reviews left 162/8
View dismissal AC Agar c †Prior b Bresnan 16 13 13 4 0 123.07
54.5 84.1 mph, is it an edge? Huge appeal. England review. Full outside off, Agar went for the drive, the appeal came straight away but Erasmus said not out. Cook reviewed instantly. Nothing on Hot Spot this time. Think he'll survive here. No! He's been given! Oh goodness. Agar can't believe it. It won't change the course of the game, but another umpire talking point. Apparently the third umpire said there was a clear deflection and a noise. Not sure that was conclusive evidence? 154/7
View dismissal PM Siddle b Anderson 18 84 62 1 0 29.03
76.1 83.9 mph, bowled him, sneaked through and England are on the brink! Siddle didn't get his bat down in time, the ball slightly full of a length and nipping back, batsman probably should have been forward but there was a healthy amount of reverse on the ball and off stump left its mooring 192/9
View dismissal JL Pattinson lbw b Swann 35 121 91 3 0 38.46
90.3 58.8 mph, another big offbreak, beats Pattinson and hits the back pad before deflecting into the hands of Matt Prior, England all go up in unison and the umpire gives it! Not sure initially if it was lbw or a nick to the keeper but it's out either way... replays prove it was the former and England have won by 347 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the series! 235/10
RJ Harris not out 16 62 40 1 0 40.00
Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 1) 10
  Total (all out; 90.3 overs; 377 mins) 235 (2.59 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 18 2 55 2 3.05 81 8 0
6.4 to Watson, 88.8 mph, big appeal and gone! It's lbw and will he review? Not this time he won't. It looked very straight. Nipped back a fraction from just outside off and struck him dead in line. Really, Watson couldn't have dared review that one. Lovely bowling, again, from Anderson 24/1
76.1 to Siddle, 83.9 mph, bowled him, sneaked through and England are on the brink! Siddle didn't get his bat down in time, the ball slightly full of a length and nipping back, batsman probably should have been forward but there was a healthy amount of reverse on the ball and off stump left its mooring 192/9
  SCJ Broad 21 4 54 0 2.57 99 5 0
View wickets GP Swann 30.3 5 78 4 2.55 139 7 0
9.5 to Rogers, 54.1 mph, bowled him! Rogers has left a straighter ball alone and had his off stump knocked back! Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Swann had been turning it outside off and Rogers expected the same of this ball, but instead it went straight on, or at most just straightened back a tiny fraction, and hit off stump. Lovely bowling. 32/2
15.3 to Hughes, 55.5 mph, this one is lbw though! Will he review it? Yes he does, but it doesn't save him, and Phil Hughes is gone! Hughes leaned forward to defend but the ball went on instead of turning back as far as he expected. Dharmasena gave it out, and HawkEye indicated "umpire's call" for hitting leg stump - it looked pretty much out to the naked eye. 36/3
61.6 to Haddin, 55.2 mph, but he's struck now! Haddin pads this away and is given lbw. He completely misjudged the line, it pitched on the stumps from round the wicket and Dharmasena decided it wasn't turning enough to miss the stumps. Australia had no reviews left 162/8
90.3 to Pattinson, 58.8 mph, another big offbreak, beats Pattinson and hits the back pad before deflecting into the hands of Matt Prior, England all go up in unison and the umpire gives it! Not sure initially if it was lbw or a nick to the keeper but it's out either way... replays prove it was the former and England have won by 347 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the series! 235/10
View wickets TT Bresnan 14 8 30 2 2.14 73 5 0 (1w)
50.5 to Smith, 81.9 mph, Smith is gone! Caught behind! He quickly asks for a review of Marais Erasmus' decision, indicating that he must have genuinely thought he had not edged that. However, Hot Spot shows there is indeed a little nick on the inside edge of the bat! Just a faint one, but a clear one all the same, and Smith is indeed gone. Bresnan has got him with the scrambled-seam delivery. 136/6
54.5 to Agar, 84.1 mph, is it an edge? Huge appeal. England review. Full outside off, Agar went for the drive, the appeal came straight away but Erasmus said not out. Cook reviewed instantly. Nothing on Hot Spot this time. Think he'll survive here. No! He's been given! Oh goodness. Agar can't believe it. It won't change the course of the game, but another umpire talking point. Apparently the third umpire said there was a clear deflection and a noise. Not sure that was conclusive evidence? 154/7
View wickets JE Root 7 3 9 2 1.28 37 1 0
47.2 to Clarke, 53.2 mph, and leg slip has done the trick! Oh, what a wicket for the part-timer Joe Root! Leg slip had only just come in and Root, around the wicket, pitched it outside leg and turning further away, Clarke tried to glance it away and it's run off the face of the bat to Cook at leg slip. 134/4
49.6 to Khawaja, 54.0 mph, this one is an edge though! Root has struck this time! Beautiful ball that drifts in to off stump and turns, Khawaja gets a thick edge that is snapped up by second slip, or gully, or whatever you like to call it to a spinner, and Root continues to have an enormous impact on this match! 135/5

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 2-0
Player of the match - JE Root (England)
Umpires - HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and M Erasmus (South Africa)
TV umpire - AL Hill (New Zealand)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - RT Robinson
Close of play
  • Thu, 18 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 289/7 (TT Bresnan 7*, JM Anderson 4*, 89 ov)
  • Fri, 19 Jul - day 2 - England 2nd innings 31/3 (JE Root 18*, TT Bresnan 0*, 20 ov)
  • Sat, 20 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 333/5 (JE Root 178*, JM Bairstow 11*, 110 ov)
  • Sun, 21 Jul - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 235 (90.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • England 1st innings
    • Over 5.2: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - JE Root (Struck down)
    • Drinks: England - 42/3 in 13.0 overs (IJL Trott 17, IR Bell 5)
    • England: 50 runs in 16.6 overs, 83 mins (102 balls), Extras 0
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 117 balls (IJL Trott 26, IR Bell 22, Ex 2)
    • Lunch: England - 80/3 in 26.0 overs (IJL Trott 34, IR Bell 23)
    • England: 100 runs in 29.0 overs (174 balls), Extras 4
    • IJL Trott: 50 off 77 balls, 88 mins (10 x 4)
    • Drinks: England - 141/4 in 40.0 overs (IR Bell 44, JM Bairstow 10)
    • England: 150 runs in 42.2 overs (254 balls), Extras 13
    • IR Bell: 50 off 110 balls, 140 mins (9 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 100 balls (IR Bell 18, JM Bairstow 26, Ex 6)
    • Tea: England - 183/4 in 53.0 overs (IR Bell 62, JM Bairstow 28)
    • England: 200 runs in 57.1 overs, 257 mins (345 balls), Extras 15
    • JM Bairstow: 50 off 96 balls, 122 mins (5 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 173 balls (IR Bell 43, JM Bairstow 50, Ex 7)
    • England: 250 runs in 69.3 overs (421 balls), Extras 17
    • Drinks: England - 250/4 in 72.0 overs (IR Bell 93, JM Bairstow 62)
    • IR Bell: 100 off 203 balls, 271 mins (14 x 4)
    • New Ball Taken: England 287/7 after 87.1 overs (TT Bresnan 7, JM Anderson 2)
    • End Of Day: England - 289/7 in 89.0 overs (TT Bresnan 7, JM Anderson 4)
    • England: 300 runs in 92.3 overs (560 balls), Extras 19
    • England: 350 runs in 98.5 overs (599 balls), Extras 21
    • Innings Break: England - 361/10 in 100.1 overs (GP Swann 28)
    • Over 100.1: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - SCJ Broad (Struck down)
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Lunch: Australia - 42/1 in 12.4 overs (CJL Rogers 12)
    • Over 12.4: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - SR Watson (Struck down)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 14.4 overs, 63 mins (88 balls), Extras 0
    • Over 18.6: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - PJ Hughes (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Australia - 79/4 in 27.0 overs (MJ Clarke 19, SPD Smith 0)
    • Tea: Australia - 96/7 in 41.0 overs (BJ Haddin 2, PM Siddle 0)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 43.4 overs (262 balls), Extras 2
    • Over 48.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - RJ Harris (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 128/10 in 53.3 overs (JL Pattinson 10)
    • England 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: England - 31/3 in 20.0 overs (JE Root 18, TT Bresnan 0)
    • England: 50 runs in 26.4 overs (160 balls), Extras 0
    • Drinks: England - 70/3 in 35.0 overs (JE Root 36, TT Bresnan 17)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 134 balls (JE Root 26, TT Bresnan 20, Ex 4)
    • JE Root: 50 off 122 balls, 171 mins (6 x 4)
    • England: 100 runs in 45.5 overs (275 balls), Extras 6
    • Lunch: England - 114/3 in 51.0 overs (JE Root 63, TT Bresnan 32)
    • Drinks: England - 131/4 in 65.0 overs (JE Root 74, IR Bell 0)
    • England: 150 runs in 72.5 overs (437 balls), Extras 6
    • Tea: England - 171/4 in 78.0 overs (JE Root 97, IR Bell 16)
    • JE Root: 100 off 247 balls, 343 mins (12 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 124 balls (JE Root 31, IR Bell 18, Ex 1)
    • England: 200 runs in 85.5 overs (515 balls), Extras 12
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 169 balls (JE Root 45, IR Bell 49, Ex 6)
    • IR Bell: 50 off 82 balls, 118 mins (7 x 4)
    • England: 250 runs in 92.1 overs (553 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: England - 255/4 in 93.0 overs (JE Root 136, IR Bell 56)
    • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 218 balls (JE Root 72, IR Bell 72, Ex 6)
    • JE Root: 150 off 311 balls, 419 mins (18 x 4)
    • England: 300 runs in 102.4 overs, 428 mins (616 balls), Extras 16
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (JE Root 33, JM Bairstow 11, Ex 7)
    • End Of Day: England - 333/5 in 110.0 overs (JE Root 178, JM Bairstow 11)
    • Innings Break: England - 349/7 in 114.1 overs (MJ Prior 1)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Drinks: Australia - 36/3 in 15.3 overs (UT Khawaja 7)
    • Over 15.3: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - PJ Hughes (Struck down)
    • Lunch: Australia - 48/3 in 22.0 overs (UT Khawaja 8, MJ Clarke 11)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 22.1 overs, 95 mins (133 balls), Extras 2
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (UT Khawaja 29, MJ Clarke 21, Ex 0)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 36.1 overs, 147 mins (217 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: Australia - 104/3 in 39.0 overs (UT Khawaja 40, MJ Clarke 35)
    • UT Khawaja: 50 off 113 balls, 145 mins (6 x 4)
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 80 balls, 140 mins (7 x 4)
    • Over 49.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - UT Khawaja (Struck down)
    • Tea: Australia - 136/6 in 50.5 overs (BJ Haddin 0)
    • Over 50.5: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - SPD Smith (Struck down)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 54.1 overs, 224 mins (325 balls), Extras 4
    • Over 54.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - AC Agar (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Australia - 171/8 in 67.0 overs (PM Siddle 4, JL Pattinson 7)
    • Over 68.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - PM Siddle (Struck down)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 78.6 overs, 325 mins (474 balls), Extras 4
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 205/9 after 80.1 overs (JL Pattinson 21, RJ Harris 6)
 
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