Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    2.4 edged and gone! Cook had no choice but to play the line, but the ball kissed the edge with a hint of outswing, and comfortably pouched by Handscomb at first slip! 2/1
    53
    225
    159
    3
    0
    33.33
    54.2 through him! Cummins makes the breakthrough moments before tea. A top delivery. Round the wicket, just back of a length, zips past Stoneman's inside edge into middle stump. A gem of a ball to end a very fine innings. Was that reverse swing? 127/2
    83
    239
    170
    12
    0
    48.82
    59.3 Vince is run out for 83! A sensational pick-up-and-shy from Nathan Lyon in the covers, and he's gone by a yard! Vince knew from the moment he set off that he was up against it, but it still took a dead-eyed off-balance fling at two stumps to seal the deal! 145/3
    70.4 massive moment! Huge appeal for lbw, given not out by Erasmus, and Smith has called the review. Root falling across a full delivery, trying to play it too square, the bat got caught behind his pad. This looks very good. Smashing middle! 163/4
    56
    186
    130
    11
    0
    43.07
    102.2 and there's the breakthrough! The short ball brings the moment Australia needed. Couldn't get over this pull, takes the top edge and offers a simple catch to Marsh at deep square 246/5
    38
    142
    102
    2
    1
    37.25
    103.3 double breakthrough! Moeen is given lbw. He's called for the review but this looks pretty good. Pitches around middle, straightens a fraction. Hits him low on the front pad. No bat involved. It's hitting the top of middle! (Umpire's call, so review retained) 249/6
    110.3 reward for Cummins! Tries to take him on, goes for the pull against a short delivery, gets a top edge which flies straight up in the air just behind square and Paine trots around for a simple catch 270/8
    105.1 it's a collapse now! Lovely bowling, but a poor shot from Woakes. Driving against the spin. Tossed up outside off from round the wicket, Woakes tries to go through covers, the ball turns back to hit off stump 250/7
    116.4 this time it's taken. Handscomb this time at deep square. A top edged pull, doesn't have the distance this time, nealty pouched 302/10
    113.4 great catch! Warner at leg gully with a screamer. Ball went to flick a short ball off his hip and Warner flew to his right to snaffle it 286/9
    not out
    5
    15
    9
    1
    0
    55.55
    Extras
    7 (b 5, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    302 all out (116.4 Overs, RR: 2.58)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (AN Cook, 2.4 ov), 2-127 (MD Stoneman, 54.2 ov), 3-145 (JM Vince, 59.3 ov), 4-163 (JE Root, 70.4 ov), 5-246 (DJ Malan, 102.2 ov), 6-249 (MM Ali, 103.3 ov), 7-250 (CR Woakes, 105.1 ov), 8-270 (JM Bairstow, 110.3 ov), 9-286 (JT Ball, 113.4 ov), 10-302 (SCJ Broad, 116.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc2847732.7511
    JR Hazlewood22.465712.5100
    PJ Cummins3088532.8300
    NM Lyon36127822.1600
  • BATSMEN
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    3.4 edged and gone! Broad strikes early, extra lift in the channel outside off, Bancroft is lured into a poke and Bairstow gathers low to his right! 7/1
    19.4 that's huge! Ball has got a key wicket. Short of a length, angled in at Warner who tries to pull through the leg side, can't keep the ball down and he finds Malan at short midwicket - taken with a bit of a juggle, relief on Malan's face 59/3
    11
    29
    24
    2
    0
    45.83
    10.3 huge appeal, and that's out! Fired in much straighter and fuller, pinned on the front pad, and Khawaja doesn't even think about a review as Aleem Dar's finger goes straight up! 30/2
    not out
    141
    512
    326
    14
    0
    43.25
    24.5 huge appeal! Handscomb is so far back in his crease as Anderson fires in the yorker. Was that missing leg? England don't think so and review! There's no inside-edge ... this could be a critical moment of the Test. And it is smashing leg stump! 76/4
    67.2 oh my goodness, what a floppy way to give it away! Broad rolled his fingers and suckered Marsh into the drive, but the ball never reached him and instead looped futilely to Anderson at mid-off! What a moment. Marsh departs crestfallen. He'd done the hard work this morning, but was comprehensively undone by that one 175/5
    80.4 new ball strikes! A ripper from Anderson. Just back of a length at off stump, climbs a little and nips away from Paine who can only send an outside edge to Bairstow. Very neat take, one-handed, diving to his right 202/6
    81.4 what a response from Broad! Sharp grab in his follow through. Back of a length, nips in at Starc who gets a leading edge and Broad grabs it to his right 209/7
    113.6 he's done it! Cummins finally snaps. Woakes pitches it up outside off, draws the drive and Cook takes a very good catch, low to his right at the lone slip. He's left so well, but couldn't resist the drive this time. How England needed that 275/8
    6
    38
    25
    0
    0
    24.00
    122.4 bowled him! Probably over-pitched to be honest, but it was straight, and that's what mattered. Hazlewood was lured into a swish across the line, and back goes the middle stump! 298/9
    130.3 tucked off the face of the bat, and that is pocketed at leg slip! Just trying to work it around the corner and couldn't keep it down. Neat catch 328/10
    Extras
    4 (lb 1, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    328 all out (130.3 Overs, RR: 2.51)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (CT Bancroft, 3.4 ov), 2-30 (UT Khawaja, 10.3 ov), 3-59 (DA Warner, 19.4 ov), 4-76 (PSP Handscomb, 24.5 ov), 5-175 (SE Marsh, 67.2 ov), 6-202 (TD Paine, 80.4 ov), 7-209 (MA Starc, 81.4 ov), 8-275 (PJ Cummins, 113.6 ov), 9-298 (JR Hazlewood, 122.4 ov), 10-328 (NM Lyon, 130.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson29105021.7200
    SCJ Broad25104931.9600
    MM Ali3087422.4600
    CR Woakes2456712.7900
    JT Ball1837714.2721
    JE Root4.301012.2200
  • BATSMEN
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    3.3 hooked to long leg! Oh boy, what has Cook done there?! Maybe he doesn't want to go full. A well-directed short ball, over middle and leg, Cook can't get over the ball was he hooks, it's a big top edge and superbly held on the boundary by Starc. Ran around and got down low to grab it. A poor match for the former captain 11/1
    27.4 got him! The overspin does the trick as Stoneman is suckered by the one that slides a touch straighter. Grazes the edge and scooped low at slip! Beautiful indeed from the Goat. Extra oats for him tonight! 62/3
    5.3 gone now! Back of a length on off stump, climbs at Vince, takes the edge which flies to second slip. That's a beauty, not much Vince could do about that. A proper Gabba dismissal 17/2
    40.6 he won't go further than fifty! Full, straight, nips back off the seam, and given by Aleem Dar. Root ponders for an age then decides against the review. Almost a carbon copy of the first innings. Resume those conversion-rate debates. Is that the decisive blow of this Test. Replay shows it was three reds 113/5
    33.4 he's done it again! What lovely bowling. Gets his line slightly straighter, on middle, Malan has to play, it spins and takes the edge. A simple catch for Smith at slip 74/4
    53.2 massive turn, and Paine whips off the bails! This one is going upstairs for the stumping...Moeen's toe is on the line, but is there anything behind it? I don't think there is. ... this is a big call. The stump cam implies there might be a millimetre in it, but I think there'll be a riot if this isn't given. The decision is OUT! 155/6
    70.1 oh dear, oh dear! Bairstow has fallen for the trap at third man. The man had just been brought in, did Bairstow not see him? Couldn't have guided it down his throat any better. Was short outside off, he ramped it over the slips and it was a simple catch 194/8
    68.2 he's done it! Put those concerns about Starc to one side. Change of line does the trick. It's a well-directed short ball at off stump, Woakes can't keep it down as it takes the shoulder of the bat and flies low to second slip 185/7
    70.5 goes for the full one, Paine is up for the catch! Smith has called the review. Starc didn't appeal. Full outside off, Broad jabs the bat down. Think there's a Hot Spot on this! A white speck as the ball passes the bat. Paine was spot on. He's had a super session. 195/9
    71.4 and that's that! A vicious short ball to end things. Ball can't get out of the line, fends it high in the air off the face of the bat and it loops all the way to fly slip 195/10
    not out
    0
    5
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    2 (nb 2)
    TOTAL
    195 all out (71.4 Overs, RR: 2.72)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (AN Cook, 3.3 ov), 2-17 (JM Vince, 5.3 ov), 3-62 (MD Stoneman, 27.4 ov), 4-74 (DJ Malan, 33.4 ov), 5-113 (JE Root, 40.6 ov), 6-155 (MM Ali, 53.2 ov), 7-185 (CR Woakes, 68.2 ov), 8-194 (JM Bairstow, 70.1 ov), 9-195 (SCJ Broad, 70.5 ov), 10-195 (JT Ball, 71.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc1615133.1801
    JR Hazlewood1634632.8700
    PJ Cummins12.442311.8100
    NM Lyon2446732.7901
    SPD Smith30802.6600

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

23,24,25,26,27 November 2017 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Close of Play

  • Thu, 23 Nov - day 1 - England 1st innings 196/4 (DJ Malan 28*, MM Ali 13*, 80.3 ov)
  • Fri, 24 Nov - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 165/4 (SPD Smith 64*, SE Marsh 44*, 62 ov)
  • Sat, 25 Nov - day 3 - England 2nd innings 33/2 (MD Stoneman 19*, JE Root 5*, 16 ov)
  • Sun, 26 Nov - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 114/0 (CT Bancroft 51*, DA Warner 60*, 34 ov)
  • Mon, 27 Nov - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 173/0 (50 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Comprehensive Win

7

Ten-Wicket wins for Australia V England in Tests - This is the first since 2007 and second at the Gabba. In 1990 Australia chased down 157 without losing a wicket.

Lyon in Elite List

6

Spinners from Australia to take 50 or more wickets in a calendar year. Shane Warne was the last to achieve this in 2005 when he took 96 wickets.

Slow but Steady

261

Balls taken for Steven Smith to score his century - His slowest in Tests and slowest for Australia in an Ashes Test since 1993

Tough Runs

17

Runs only for Steven Smith in the first session from 72 balls he faced. He managed to score just one boundary in this session. Australia scored only 48 runs and lost 3 wickets.

Bairstow V Lyon

4

Dismissals for Bairstow against Nathan Lyon - Joint most he has been dismissed against any bowler from Australia.

Long time coming

31

Innings since England had a century stand for the second wicket. Previous instance was in 2016 when Cook and Root added 185 against Pakistan at Manchester

Vince goes past 50

42

Highest Test score for James Vince before today.He had four scores between 35 and 42. Vince has 20 fifties and 30 hundreds in First-Class matches coming in to this Test

Fortress Gabba

28

Test matches at the ground since January 1989- Aus have won 21 and drawn seven. Of those 21 wins, six have been by an innings, four by nine or ten wickets, and five by margins of 200 or more runs

Comeback for Paine

78

Number of Test matches missed between appearances for Tim Paine - Joint Most for Australia along with Bradd Hogg