Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    173
    300
    393
    28
    0
    57.66
    95.4 cleaned him up! Broad has gone through Rogers. A full delivery, he went for the drive, his feet stuck in the crease, and got a thick inside edge into middle stump...end of a fantastic innings, and a stand of 284 362/2
    14.6 and, that, as they say, is over. Down the track, a spiralling slap high and not very handsome into the covers where Jimmy Anderson judges his catch well. A well-earned wicket for England, but probably not in the manner they expected given the liveliness of that first hour 78/1
    215
    346
    503
    25
    1
    62.13
    139.4 well, well... an attempted reverse hoick, it's given out lbw, and we have a review! Well, in the end, it struck him by the width of a seam inside the line, but that was smashing the stumps, so off he goes. It was a premeditated shot, but if you can't premeditate at 533 for 4, when can you? Well played that man Vjisin: '214,161,206,188,30,253,66,214* Runs scored in last 8 Test matches by Steve Smith #Insane Numbers ' 533/6
    106.5 gone! Clarke saw the short ball, climbed into the stroke, failed to roll his wrists and picks out Gary Ballance who casually plucks the chance at square leg and lobs it to the umpire! A giveaway of a dismissal ... 383/3
    119.3 well bowled! Thin edge and another for Broad. In the channel outside off, cross-seamer, it didn't do a huge amount and it was a fairly tentative prod from Voges considering how positive he has been 426/4
    12
    15
    15
    2
    0
    80.00
    123.3 dragged on! A brief stay for Marsh. Hanging back in the crease, a cutter from Broad, the ball did not really get up (first sign of uneven bounce or poor position from Marsh?) and the inside edge finds the stumps 442/5
    141.3 tossed up, driven, and Nevill has picked out Ali at mid-off who stoops well to cling on close to the turf. A fine debut, but no fifty to start his career 536/7
    148.6 another for Broad...tries to loft over the off side, comes off near the bottom of the bat and finds deepish mid-off 566/8
    not out
    12
    21
    23
    0
    1
    57.14
    Extras
    24 (b 8, lb 14, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    566/8d (149 Overs, RR: 3.79)
    Fall of wickets: 1-78 (DA Warner, 14.6 ov), 2-362 (CJL Rogers, 95.4 ov), 3-383 (MJ Clarke, 106.5 ov), 4-426 (AC Voges, 119.3 ov), 5-442 (MR Marsh, 123.3 ov), 6-533 (SPD Smith, 139.4 ov), 7-536 (PM Nevill, 141.3 ov), 8-566 (MG Johnson, 148.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson2649903.8010
    SCJ Broad2758343.0701
    MA Wood2879213.2800
    MM Ali36413813.8300
    BA Stokes1927704.0500
    JE Root1205524.5800
    A Lyth11000.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    0.2 and he's gone! That's a poor shot by Lyth, feeling away outside his body against a delivery that was well wide of the stumps, albeit with some swing, and gets an edge to offer Nevill his first catch in Test cricket. They check the no-ball, it's very tight but it's okay. Well, well. Perfect start for Australia 0/1
    96
    233
    347
    13
    0
    41.20
    78.2 gone! Dragged on! Cook is denied his maiden Ashes hundred in a home Test. This one was going across him, he was lured into the drive when he has previously been leaving so well. A big wicket at any time, but with the new ball lurking in two overs' time, it is massive! 266/7
    8.3 that's all over! And it's a full one that he's played all around. Targetting off stump, Ballance's feet are stuck in the crease, there's a hint of shape, and he misses it by quite a long way 28/2
    9.1 Australia on fire! Full and straight, the stumps get rattled again! Lovely bowling from Hazlewood, but not sure about where Bell was trying to play that so early in his innings. Looked to be aiming to the on side, closing the face, the ball straightens beautifully and takes the off stump 29/3
    10.3 he's gone! What a moment in this match. Root is on his way. Short of a length again outside and Root is forcing off the back foot away from his body, gets a thin edge through to Nevill. Pace the key to that wicket. Forces batsmen into shots they wouldn't otherwise play 30/4
    87
    128
    185
    13
    1
    67.96
    54.1 inside edge and gone! With lunch looming, Australia's unlucky number strikes in their favour! Half forward to one that kept just a smidgeon low, and that crashes into his timbers. 175/5
    65.1 the change has worked, Buttler walks! Lyon pushed the ball through outside off, bowling around the wicket, Buttler maybe played for turn that wasn't there and Nevill went up for it as the ball nestled in his gloves - then he broke the bails, just in case. Buttler turned and headed for the Pavilion, so Dharmasena only had to confirm it... It's a tiny nick, barely discernible on Hot Spot and Snicko. Credit to Buttler (the naive fool), I guess 210/6
    85.4 pinned him, up goes the finger! Moeen reviews but looks to be more in desperation than anything else... Hazlewood has got him, I'm pretty certain, he straightened a good nut off the seam and Moeen was going nowhere, struck on the knee roll. Yes, that's plumber than the Super Mario brothers, hitting middle stump two-thirds of the way up, according to Hawk-Eye 294/8
    90.1 swing and a nick, well taken by Shaun Marsh at first slip! That's it, Broad's thick outside edge is swallowed and England have been bundled out with a hefty 254-run deficit 312/10
    87.5 bowled him, off stump flattened! Simple science from Hazlewood, aim for the woodwork, Wood was a little bit late on the shot and it nipped back up the hill, done neck and crop 306/9
    not out
    6
    7
    10
    1
    0
    85.71
    Extras
    21 (b 12, lb 8, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    312 all out (90.1 Overs, RR: 3.46)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (A Lyth, 0.2 ov), 2-28 (GS Ballance, 8.3 ov), 3-29 (IR Bell, 9.1 ov), 4-30 (JE Root, 10.3 ov), 5-175 (BA Stokes, 54.1 ov), 6-210 (JC Buttler, 65.1 ov), 7-266 (AN Cook, 78.2 ov), 8-294 (MM Ali, 85.4 ov), 9-306 (MA Wood, 87.5 ov), 10-312 (SCJ Broad, 90.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc2218613.9000
    JR Hazlewood2226833.0901
    MG Johnson20.185332.6200
    NM Lyon1615313.3100
    MR Marsh832322.8700
    SPD Smith20904.5000
  • BATSMEN
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    retired hurt
    49
    77
    111
    6
    0
    63.63
    83
    116
    152
    12
    0
    71.55
    36.2 gives it some air outside off, Warner clubs it over short extra cover... Except short extra cover jumps and catches it above his head. No celebration from Cook, though it does mean that Warner will have to wait for a first Test hundred in England 165/1
    58
    48
    67
    9
    0
    120.83
    42.5 a swing and a miss, Moeen pegs back the off stump. Brian Statham would be proud of that 'you-miss-I-hit' dismissal, even though Smith's head was looking at the tree-line behind the wicketkeeper by the time the bails were dislodged 210/2
    not out
    32
    34
    47
    3
    0
    94.11
    not out
    27
    19
    18
    1
    2
    142.10
    Extras
    5 (lb 5)
    TOTAL
    254/2d (49 Overs, RR: 5.18)
    Fall of wickets: 1-165 (DA Warner, 36.2 ov), 2-210 (SPD Smith, 42.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson703805.4200
    SCJ Broad824205.2500
    MM Ali1607824.8700
    MA Wood1033903.9000
    BA Stokes302006.6600
    JE Root503206.4000
  • BATSMEN
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    4.3 rising from back of a length, Lyth fends at it, there's a nick on this! He's gone! For the second time in the match Starc removed has Lyth caught behind, it was short enough to leave but otherwise a devilish ball, straightening around off stump, kissed the shoulder of the bat through to Nevill - and England kiss goodbye to their first wicket 12/1
    8.4 short and wide, Cook attempts to cut - and nicks it though to the keeper! Strangely profligate from Cook, perhaps just fed up with having to do it all himself... Johnson wasn't even up to top speed, 89mph and wide enough to leave all day but Cook chased it and pays the price. It wasn't really short enough for the shot, left him off the pitch, too 23/2
    16.1 extra bounce, and got'im! Wow, have some of that, outside off, climbing off the seam, takes the edge and easily pouched. What a way to start a spell! 42/3
    25.3 onto the front foot, easy bat-pad, and it's bobbed into the hands of short leg! Oh Belly, drawn forward for once in this spell and he's paid the price! 48/4
    17
    44
    84
    2
    0
    38.63
    34.3 bowled him, England nine down! No respite at all... Stayed a bit low and Root is done for, hanging back in the crease, now heading back to the dressing room. Everything Australia have done here has turned to green-and-gold 101/9
    26.2 firmly clipped into the leg-side, and what has happened here?! Uh oh ... Stokes has failed to run his bat in! A quick single from Root, Johnson pounced and flung, and, well, Stokes' foot was in the air, hovering over the crease as the bails were obliterated! He'd have been in by two yards if he had done the basics. 52/5
    28.1 gottim, edged behind first ball after tea! Even the looseners are too good, Buttler poking outside off and getting a tickle through to Nevill for his fourth catch of the innings and seventh overall 64/6
    28.5 that's a firebreathing short ball and Moeen's brief innings is up in smoke! A grab-him-by-the-throat ball, Moeen got into a tangle trying to play, it was on him far too quickly and all he could do was pop it up to short leg. This pitch is back from the dead and it's England's time that is running out 64/7
    33.6 gives it some air - and Broad has chipped the ball to cover! Broad's brief counterattack is over, a momentary flare up before the England flame gutters again... Was actually a little short but Broad slogged it off the toe end straight to the fielder 101/8
    not out
    2
    10
    12
    0
    0
    20.00
    36.6 full and bang on target, rattles the stumps and Australia have won by 405 runs! Anderson played rather apologetically around a straight one and that's a fitting demonstration of how comprehensively they've been kippered here 103/10
    Extras
    5 (b 4, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    103 all out (37 Overs, RR: 2.78)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (A Lyth, 4.3 ov), 2-23 (AN Cook, 8.4 ov), 3-42 (GS Ballance, 16.1 ov), 4-48 (IR Bell, 25.3 ov), 5-52 (BA Stokes, 26.2 ov), 6-64 (JC Buttler, 28.1 ov), 7-64 (MM Ali, 28.5 ov), 8-101 (SCJ Broad, 33.6 ov), 9-101 (JE Root, 34.3 ov), 10-103 (JM Anderson, 36.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc731612.2800
    JR Hazlewood822022.5000
    MG Johnson1032732.7000
    MR Marsh32812.6600
    NM Lyon932723.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 16 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 337/1 (CJL Rogers 158*, SPD Smith 129*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 17 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 85/4 (AN Cook 21*, BA Stokes 38*, 29 ov)
  • Sat, 18 Jul - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 108/0 (CJL Rogers 44*, DA Warner 60*, 26 ov)
  • Sun, 19 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 103 (37 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

need better than their best

3

Number of times England have scored 300+ runs in a successful 4th innings chase, twice against Australia

A Blip

0

Wickets taken by James Anderson in this Test. This is the first time that he has gone wicketless in a Lord's Test (18 Tests)

History with Australia

27

Number of previous occasions when Australia have set their opposition a 500+ target - they won 26 times and drew once

an appetite for more

81

Years since an AUS batsman has made a 200+ score and a 50+ score in the same Ashes Test - Smith (215 & 58) did this.

Down, but not out

9

Instances of an Australian opener retiring hurt (and not resuming his innings) in a Test, the most for any team

The best by far

14

Number of 50+ stands between Warner and Rogers in the last 2 years. No other opening pair has more than 5

Formula for success

4

Number of times Clarke could have enforced the follow-on, but he chose not to each time, winning each of the 3 previous Tests

Cookie Crumbles

7

Number of times Alastair Cook has been dismissed in the 90s, the most for any English batsman

Bucking a trend

22

Number of consecutive Ashes innings for Alastair Cook without a century. He had 3 hundreds in 6 innings before that

Leading a recovery

4

Number of times England's 5th wicket pair have posted 100+ runs after losing 4 wickets for 40 runs or less