Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    60.2 got him! That's the big one. Extra bounce, draws Cook into another cut stroke and this time it takes the top edge. Perhaps a little tight to him for the stroke, but the bounce was the key. 142/5
    4.4 gone! It's dribbled onto the stumps. Was a shorter length delivery, Carberry defended on the back foot with soft hands, the ball dropped down by his feet then spun back between his legs to clunk into the stumps. An element of bad luck for the batsman. Persistence from Harris 1/1
    7.1 oh boy, oh boy! Trott's horrors continued. He has been completely worked over and has pulled straight to deep square leg. Australia can't believe it. The plan was set and Trott obliged. It was short, Trott pulled, didn't seem to try and keep it down. England in tatters. 10/2
    29.2 short ball, Pietersen takes it on... and picks out long leg! Johnson breaks the partnership, two balls after the drinks break and Pietersen is heading back to the dressing room, where he'll get to mull his shot choice over a fresh cup of what-the-hell-was-that? The man had been stationed there throughout Johnson's brief spell, Pietersen couldn't resist taking it on and got a big top edge, couldn't have been much easier for the substitute, Chris Sabburg, taking the catch. No 100th-Test heroics for KP 72/3
    53.1 gone! He's made something happen. Extra bounce outside off, Bell tries to drop his hands but is too late and the ball takes the outside edge to Haddin. 130/4
    not out
    62.4 would you believe! He's picked out leg slip. That's very lazy from Prior. The line was outside leg stump, he could have kicked or left it, and he turned it straight off the face of the bat to leg slip 146/6
    63.2 done it! That didn't take long. It was 91mph/146kph, short down the leg side, Broad, jumping across his crease, fences at it and gets a glove down the leg side. The Australians go wild. 151/7
    63.4 and another! This is a procession. Dare I say, weak? It's pushed across outside off, Swann chases it and gets a thick edge to third slip where it's well taken diving to his right by Smith 151/8
    76.5 got him this time, the ball thudding into the splice before dropping into Bailey's outstretched hand at short leg! After a short working over, Tremlett departs, deserved reward for Harris. One bouncer too many for the hulking Tremlett, he wasn't getting out of the way this time and Australia are on the brink 172/9
    81.1 Anderson fends at another brute of a ball from Johnson, it goes straight up in the air and it is the bowler, fittingly, who jogs underneath to complete the dismissal and ensure that Australia win the match by 381 runs, giving them a 1-0 lead in the series 179/10
    4 (lb 2, nb 1, w 1)
    179 all out (81.1 Overs, RR: 2.20, 326 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (MA Carberry, 4.4 ov), 2-10 (IJL Trott, 7.1 ov), 3-72 (KP Pietersen, 29.2 ov), 4-130 (IR Bell, 53.1 ov), 5-142 (AN Cook, 60.2 ov), 6-146 (MJ Prior, 62.4 ov), 7-151 (SCJ Broad, 63.2 ov), 8-151 (GP Swann, 63.4 ov), 9-172 (CT Tremlett, 76.5 ov), 10-179 (JM Anderson, 81.1 ov)
    RJ Harris19.044922.5700
    MG Johnson21.174251.9810
    PM Siddle15.032511.6601
    NM Lyon20.064622.3000
    SPD Smith4.011503.7500
    SR Watson2.02000.0000

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

21,22,23,24 November 2013 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 21 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 273/8 (BJ Haddin 78*, RJ Harris 4*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 22 Nov - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 65/0 (CJL Rogers 15*, DA Warner 45*, 22 ov)
  • Sat, 23 Nov - day 3 - England 2nd innings 24/2 (AN Cook 11*, KP Pietersen 3*, 15 ov)
  • Sun, 24 Nov - day 4 - England 2nd innings 179 (81.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Warne fights

I think it's a disgrace that @MClarke23 has been fined. What about what Anderson said to Bailey, which wasn't heard

Shane Warne on ICC decision to fine Clarke