Australia tour of England and Scotland, 3rd Test: England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 30-Aug 3, 2009
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Match drawn
30,31 July, 1,2,3 August 2009 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson lbw b Onions 62 130 106 10 0 58.49
30.1 got him first ball! Cut back sharply on Watson who was a little late on this good, quick and straight delivery and that's out! 126/2
View dismissal SM Katich lbw b Swann 46 83 48 9 0 95.83
18.6 and Swann strikes in his first over! Around the wicket to Katich, who misses a ball that goes on with the arm, he's struck in line and Aleem Dar says that's lbw. 85/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* c †Prior b Onions 38 88 47 5 0 80.85
38.3 got him! He's out! A quick bouncer, Ponting went for a hook and got a thin edge through to Prior. Onions has bowled so, so well this morning 163/4
View dismissal MEK Hussey b Onions 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
30.2 he's bowled him! He's bowled him! Hussey has left a straight one and his off stump is pegged back! What a disastrous start for Australia 126/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke lbw b Anderson 29 94 55 4 0 52.72
49.4 oh he's got him! A huge inswinger here, curves late and strikes Clarke on middle and leg, Rudi Koertzen lifts the finger 193/5
View dismissal MJ North c †Prior b Anderson 12 63 49 1 0 24.48
51.4 wonderful catch! Prior makes a super take diving to his left across first slip. Fullish ball swinging away from North, who got a thick edge to one that he might have left alone 202/6
View dismissal GA Manou b Anderson 8 20 11 2 0 72.72
53.5 wow! What a delivery! Anderson comes a touch wider and gets the ball to straighten and it comprehensively smashes Manou's off stump, that is almost the perfect ball. 203/8
View dismissal MG Johnson lbw b Anderson 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
51.5 oh he's gone too! Swings back in to Johnson, who is in two minds whether to leave it - he does leave it - and it hits him above the knee-roll 202/7
NM Hauritz not out 20 78 50 1 0 40.00
View dismissal PM Siddle c †Prior b Anderson 13 31 26 2 0 50.00
61.5 fantastic delivery, swinging in, then straightening a touch on the right-hander who tries to work it through midwicket but gets a thick outside edge for Anderson's five 229/9
View dismissal BW Hilfenhaus c Swann b Onions 20 37 31 4 0 64.51
70.4 got him! Another slapping drive finds Swann in the gully, and that's the final wicket for Onions who finishes with four wickets 263/10
Extras (b 5, lb 7, w 2, nb 1) 15
  Total (all out; 70.4 overs; 319 mins) 263 (3.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 24 7 80 5 3.33 107 13 0
49.4 to Clarke, oh he's got him! A huge inswinger here, curves late and strikes Clarke on middle and leg, Rudi Koertzen lifts the finger 193/5
51.4 to North, wonderful catch! Prior makes a super take diving to his left across first slip. Fullish ball swinging away from North, who got a thick edge to one that he might have left alone 202/6
51.5 to Johnson, oh he's gone too! Swings back in to Johnson, who is in two minds whether to leave it - he does leave it - and it hits him above the knee-roll 202/7
53.5 to Manou, wow! What a delivery! Anderson comes a touch wider and gets the ball to straighten and it comprehensively smashes Manou's off stump, that is almost the perfect ball. 203/8
61.5 to Siddle, fantastic delivery, swinging in, then straightening a touch on the right-hander who tries to work it through midwicket but gets a thick outside edge for Anderson's five 229/9
  A Flintoff 15 2 58 0 3.86 65 8 0 (1nb, 1w)
View wickets G Onions 16.4 2 58 4 3.48 75 8 0 (1w)
30.1 to Watson, got him first ball! Cut back sharply on Watson who was a little late on this good, quick and straight delivery and that's out! 126/2
30.2 to Hussey, he's bowled him! He's bowled him! Hussey has left a straight one and his off stump is pegged back! What a disastrous start for Australia 126/3
38.3 to Ponting, got him! He's out! A quick bouncer, Ponting went for a hook and got a thin edge through to Prior. Onions has bowled so, so well this morning 163/4
70.4 to Hilfenhaus, got him! Another slapping drive finds Swann in the gully, and that's the final wicket for Onions who finishes with four wickets 263/10
  SCJ Broad 13 2 51 0 3.92 59 9 0
View wicket GP Swann 2 0 4 1 2.00 8 0 0
18.6 to Katich, and Swann strikes in his first over! Around the wicket to Katich, who misses a ball that goes on with the arm, he's struck in line and Aleem Dar says that's lbw. 85/1
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss* c †Manou b Hilfenhaus 69 178 134 11 0 51.49
44.1 Gone! Hilfenhaus makes the breakthrough, Strauss goes at last. Short of a length outside off and he gets a thick top edge attempting to cut, straightforward take for Manou. 141/3
View dismissal AN Cook c †Manou b Siddle 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
1.4 gone! Siddle breaks through in his first over, Manou takes his first Test catch and Cook is gone for a duck. Fuller ball outside off and Cook drives, gets an edge to Manou, who takes it low to his left 2/1
View dismissal RS Bopara b Hilfenhaus 23 70 54 4 0 42.59
19.2 he's dragged it on! Technical weakness exposed by Hilfenhaus as Bopara goes back, his bat coming down diagonally and he gets a thick inside edge into his stumps 60/2
View dismissal IR Bell lbw b Johnson 53 147 114 7 1 46.49
55.6 that's out. That's so out. And even Rudi thinks so! Inswinger on middle stump, Bell plays all around it (as he did earlier in the day. And two days ago) and that's out 168/5
View dismissal PD Collingwood c Ponting b Hilfenhaus 13 27 22 3 0 59.09
50.5 Hilfenhaus gets another! Well bowled, a fullish outswinger and Collingwood drives, the thick edge is well taken by Ponting above his head at second slip 159/4
View dismissal MJ Prior c sub (PJ Hughes) b Siddle 41 100 59 6 0 69.49
71.3 oops, mistimes this one and that's the end of Prior. Short ball, pulled and comes off the bottom of the bat, lobbing up to mid-on where the 12th man Phil Hughes takes the catch 257/6
View dismissal A Flintoff c Clarke b Hauritz 74 116 79 10 1 93.67
80.4 well, well. That's a very odd dismissal, it spins out of the rough and Flintoff plays no shot, but doesn't get his gloves out of the way, and the catch is taken at first slip 309/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad c & b Siddle 55 92 64 9 0 85.93
93.3 got him this time! Gifts Siddle an easy catch, and that's the end of England's innings 376/10
View dismissal GP Swann c North b Johnson 24 23 20 5 0 120.00
87.3 got him! Slower ball punched to mid-off. A really soft and tame dismissal but well bowled Johnson 348/8
View dismissal JM Anderson c †Manou b Hilfenhaus 1 7 6 0 0 16.66
88.6 got him! Well bowled Hilfenhaus, deserves that. Just outside off, Anderson cuts when he should have left it, and edges it to Manou behind 355/9
G Onions not out 2 20 14 0 0 14.28
Extras (b 2, lb 4, w 6, nb 9) 21
  Total (all out; 93.3 overs; 399 mins) 376 (4.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets BW Hilfenhaus 30 7 109 4 3.63 143 19 0 (4nb)
19.2 to Bopara, he's dragged it on! Technical weakness exposed by Hilfenhaus as Bopara goes back, his bat coming down diagonally and he gets a thick inside edge into his stumps 60/2
44.1 to Strauss, Gone! Hilfenhaus makes the breakthrough, Strauss goes at last. Short of a length outside off and he gets a thick top edge attempting to cut, straightforward take for Manou. 141/3
50.5 to Collingwood, Hilfenhaus gets another! Well bowled, a fullish outswinger and Collingwood drives, the thick edge is well taken by Ponting above his head at second slip 159/4
88.6 to Anderson, got him! Well bowled Hilfenhaus, deserves that. Just outside off, Anderson cuts when he should have left it, and edges it to Manou behind 355/9
View wickets PM Siddle 21.3 3 89 3 4.13 92 13 0 (1w)
1.4 to Cook, gone! Siddle breaks through in his first over, Manou takes his first Test catch and Cook is gone for a duck. Fuller ball outside off and Cook drives, gets an edge to Manou, who takes it low to his left 2/1
71.3 to Prior, oops, mistimes this one and that's the end of Prior. Short ball, pulled and comes off the bottom of the bat, lobbing up to mid-on where the 12th man Phil Hughes takes the catch 257/6
93.3 to Broad, got him this time! Gifts Siddle an easy catch, and that's the end of England's innings 376/10
View wicket NM Hauritz 18 2 57 1 3.16 81 4 2
80.4 to Flintoff, well, well. That's a very odd dismissal, it spins out of the rough and Flintoff plays no shot, but doesn't get his gloves out of the way, and the catch is taken at first slip 309/7
View wickets MG Johnson 21 1 92 2 4.38 90 15 0 (5nb, 1w)
55.6 to Bell, that's out. That's so out. And even Rudi thinks so! Inswinger on middle stump, Bell plays all around it (as he did earlier in the day. And two days ago) and that's out 168/5
87.3 to Swann, got him! Slower ball punched to mid-off. A really soft and tame dismissal but well bowled Johnson 348/8
  SR Watson 3 0 23 0 7.66 9 4 0
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson c †Prior b Anderson 53 183 114 9 0 46.49
43.6 Anderson strikes in his first over of the day! Watson looks to drive straight and he's got a thin outside edge through to Prior 137/3
View dismissal SM Katich c †Prior b Onions 26 55 47 2 0 55.31
13.2 Onions makes the breakthrough! Very good delivery, fullish length and it seams away a tiny bit, Katich looks to drive straight and gets an outside edge through to Prior 47/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* b Swann 5 6 7 0 0 71.42
14.6 oh what a ball - what a delivery! Tossed up, dragged him forward and sharp spin turns through the gate to hit his stumps! Fantastic over and a brilliant piece of bowling to remove Ponting 52/2
View dismissal MEK Hussey c †Prior b Broad 64 154 130 13 0 49.23
52.6 massive wicket! Broad does the job and gets a thin outside edge from Hussey, he's just probing outside off and Hussey pushes and manages to find contact with a ball that didn't seam a lot 161/4
MJ Clarke not out 103 281 192 14 0 53.64
View dismissal MJ North c Anderson b Broad 96 208 159 15 0 60.37
103.1 what a catch from Anderson to deny North a hundred! Didn't move his feet, drove uppishly and Anderson at gully took off to his right and clung on with his right hand. What a stunner! 346/5
GA Manou not out 13 39 28 1 0 46.42
Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 2, nb 3) 15
  Total (5 wickets; 112.2 overs; 466 mins) 375 (3.33 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JM Anderson 21 8 47 1 2.23 100 5 0 (1nb)
43.6 to Watson, Anderson strikes in his first over of the day! Watson looks to drive straight and he's got a thin outside edge through to Prior 137/3
  A Flintoff 15 0 35 0 2.33 70 4 0
View wicket G Onions 19 3 74 1 3.89 83 12 0 (1w)
13.2 to Katich, Onions makes the breakthrough! Very good delivery, fullish length and it seams away a tiny bit, Katich looks to drive straight and gets an outside edge through to Prior 47/1
View wicket GP Swann 31 4 119 1 3.83 137 21 0
14.6 to Ponting, oh what a ball - what a delivery! Tossed up, dragged him forward and sharp spin turns through the gate to hit his stumps! Fantastic over and a brilliant piece of bowling to remove Ponting 52/2
View wickets SCJ Broad 16 2 38 2 2.37 78 5 0 (1w)
52.6 to Hussey, massive wicket! Broad does the job and gets a thin outside edge from Hussey, he's just probing outside off and Hussey pushes and manages to find contact with a ball that didn't seam a lot 161/4
103.1 to North, what a catch from Anderson to deny North a hundred! Didn't move his feet, drove uppishly and Anderson at gully took off to his right and clung on with his right hand. What a stunner! 346/5
  RS Bopara 8.2 1 44 0 5.28 30 7 0 (2nb)
  PD Collingwood 2 0 8 0 4.00 7 0 0

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debut - GA Manou (Australia)
Player of the match - MJ Clarke (Australia)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and RE Koertzen (South Africa)
TV umpire - RA Kettleborough
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - RT Robinson
Close of play
  • Thu, 30 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 126/1 (SR Watson 62*, RT Ponting 17*, 30 ov)
  • Fri, 31 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 116/2 (AJ Strauss 64*, IR Bell 26*, 36 ov)
  • Sat, 1 Aug - day 3 - no play
  • Sun, 2 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 88/2 (SR Watson 34*, MEK Hussey 18*, 28 ov)
  • Mon, 3 Aug - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 375/5 (112.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Lunch: Australia - 0/0
    • Wet Ground: Australia - 0/0
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 0, 52 mins
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (SR Watson 24, SM Katich 26, Ex 0), 83 mins
    • Drinks: Australia - 62/0 in 14.0 overs (SR Watson 28, SM Katich 34)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 24.1 overs (145 balls), Extras 1, 104 mins
    • SR Watson: 50 off 89 balls (8 x 4), 108 mins
    • End Of Day: Australia - 126/1 in 30.0 overs (SR Watson 62, RT Ponting 17)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 34.1 overs (206 balls), Extras 2, 153 mins
    • Drinks: Australia - 168/4 in 42.0 overs (MJ Clarke 18, MJ North 0)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 50.4 overs (306 balls), Extras 7, 232 mins
    • Lunch: Australia - 203/8 in 53.5 overs (NM Hauritz 0)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 65.4 overs (397 balls), Extras 15, 298 mins
    • Innings Break: Australia - 263/10 in 70.4 overs (NM Hauritz 20)
    • England 1st innings
    • England: 50 runs in 15.3 overs (93 balls), Extras 0, 64 mins
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (AJ Strauss 30, RS Bopara 23, Ex 0), 70 mins
    • Tea: England - 56/1 in 18.0 overs (AJ Strauss 33, RS Bopara 23)
    • AJ Strauss: 50 off 92 balls (8 x 4), 117 mins
    • England: 100 runs in 31.1 overs (189 balls), Extras 2, 125 mins
    • Drinks: England - 106/2 in 33.0 overs (AJ Strauss 62, IR Bell 18)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 89 balls (AJ Strauss 25, IR Bell 22, Ex 3), 57 mins
    • Bad Light: England - 116/2 in 36.0 overs (AJ Strauss 64, IR Bell 26)
    • Rain: England - 116/2 in 36.0 overs (AJ Strauss 64, IR Bell 26)
    • End Of Day: England - 116/2 in 36.0 overs (AJ Strauss 64, IR Bell 26)
    • Rain: England - 116/2 in 36.0 overs (AJ Strauss 64, IR Bell 26)
    • Wet Ground: England - 116/2 in 36.0 overs (AJ Strauss 64, IR Bell 26)
    • Lunch: England - 116/2 in 36.0 overs (AJ Strauss 64, IR Bell 26)
    • Rain: England - 116/2 in 36.0 overs (AJ Strauss 64, IR Bell 26)
    • End Of Day: England - 116/2 in 36.0 overs (AJ Strauss 64, IR Bell 26)
    • Wet Ground: England - 116/2 in 36.0 overs (AJ Strauss 64, IR Bell 26)
    • England: 150 runs in 48.1 overs (292 balls), Extras 8, 196 mins
    • Lunch: England - 159/4 in 50.5 overs (IR Bell 46)
    • IR Bell: 50 off 96 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6), 129 mins
    • England: 200 runs in 63.6 overs (392 balls), Extras 16
    • Drinks: England - 217/5 in 67.0 overs (MJ Prior 23, A Flintoff 19)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (MJ Prior 23, A Flintoff 19, Ex 8), 57 mins
    • England: 250 runs in 70.2 overs (430 balls), Extras 17, 300 mins
    • A Flintoff: 50 off 53 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6), 84 mins
    • England: 300 runs in 78.6 overs (482 balls), Extras 18, 341 mins
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (A Flintoff 33, SCJ Broad 18, Ex 1), 39 mins
    • Tea: England - 316/7 in 83.0 overs (SCJ Broad 20, GP Swann 4)
    • New Ball Taken: England 316/7 after 83.1 overs (SCJ Broad 20, GP Swann 4)
    • England: 350 runs in 87.5 overs (537 balls), Extras 20, 375 mins
    • SCJ Broad: 50 off 62 balls (8 x 4), 101 mins
    • Innings Break: England - 376/10 in 93.3 overs (G Onions 2)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Drinks: Australia - 47/1 in 13.2 overs (SR Watson 16)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 13.3 overs (82 balls), Extras 5, 57 mins
    • End Of Day: Australia - 88/2 in 28.0 overs (SR Watson 34, MEK Hussey 18)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 32.4 overs (197 balls), Extras 5, 136 mins
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 114 balls (SR Watson 24, MEK Hussey 29, Ex 0), 63 mins
    • Drinks: Australia - 132/2 in 43.0 overs (SR Watson 53, MEK Hussey 41)
    • SR Watson: 50 off 113 balls (9 x 4), 108 mins
    • MEK Hussey: 50 off 98 balls (10 x 4), 120 mins
    • Australia: 150 runs in 48.4 overs (294 balls), Extras 8, 201 mins
    • Lunch: Australia - 172/4 in 57.0 overs (MJ Clarke 12, MJ North 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 64.2 overs (388 balls), Extras 8, 267 mins
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (MJ Clarke 31, MJ North 19, Ex 0), 63 mins
    • Drinks: Australia - 231/4 in 76.0 overs (MJ Clarke 43, MJ North 32)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 249/4 after 80.1 overs (MJ Clarke 47, MJ North 46)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 80.2 overs (484 balls), Extras 8, 334 mins
    • MJ North: 50 off 90 balls (7 x 4), 121 mins
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 106 balls (7 x 4), 164 mins
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 184 balls (MJ Clarke 45, MJ North 55, Ex 0), 129 mins
    • Tea: Australia - 293/4 in 93.0 overs (MJ Clarke 73, MJ North 64)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 97.3 overs (587 balls), Extras 8, 404 mins
    • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 274 balls (MJ Clarke 76, MJ North 74, Ex 0), 187 mins
    • Australia: 350 runs in 105.1 overs (634 balls), Extras 13, 436 mins
    • Drinks: Australia - 367/5 in 111.0 overs (MJ Clarke 96, GA Manou 12)
    • MJ Clarke: 100 off 192 balls (14 x 4), 281 mins
 
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