Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    24.1 gone! He's trapped Watson lbw first ball after drinks. Ah, but Watson is asking for a review. Broad swung it back in, Watson got a big stride in but there was no inside edge, and HawkEye shows ... that is clipping the outside of leg stump! Umpire's call stands, and Watson is gone. 84/1
    42.4 full on the stumps and chipped straight to midwicket what on earth has Rogers done! Straight ball on the stumps and Rogers, looking to go leg side with it, has popped up the simplest of chances to Ian Bell who needed only one step to his left to take it at shoulder height. Looks as if England had some plan because Anderson turned a looked straight at the dressing room where David Saker gave him a big thumbs up 124/3
    36.4 gone! Root has struck, what a blow on the verge of tea! Root has tossed it up, drifting in and then turning away, there was some definite spin this time - Cowan goes for the big drive through cover and his edge is snapped up at first slip. 111/2
    58.6 another terrific delivery from Broad, leaving Clarke just a fraction and England think they've got him! Matt Prior is running away, his fists clenched ... Aleem Dar seems to be asking whether it carried. The third umpire is consulted and Prior's take was clean ... Dar raises the finger - and now Clarke reviews! This goes back up to the third umpire, this time with Hot Spot in use, this is going to be an absolutely massive call ... and there's just the merest smudge of a heat mark down near the toe of the bat, a little sound on the audio too, I think and for the second time Dar raises his finger! Clarke is out and England are jubilant 161/4
    59.1 plays back, the ball spinning sharply and Smith is trapped bang in front! England have two in two, Dharmasena took a while to think about it but that was a very good call, the ball turning a long way from wide of the stumps, past the inside edge and hitting just above the knee roll in front of middle and off 161/5
    61.5 he doesn't get his bat in line with this one, thumped on the back pad in front of middle, England roar out another appeal but Dharmasena shakes his head. They ask for the review and the big question is whether is pitched in line with leg stump ... Looks pretty tight, definitely no bat involved ... and Hawk Eye says its good, on the line of leg and the decision will be overturned! This is a question of millimetres, more than half the ball deemed to have landed on the edge of the blue zone - and Australia have suffered another DRS-ing 164/6
    110.5 ENGLAND HAVE WON! Amazing scenes. There was only really half an appeal as Haddin drives and Prior takes the catch low. There was a review but it didn't look like England believed. Cook decided to gamble and after rocking and rolling the pictures, and after asking for multiple replays, Marias Erasmus, a man at the centre of so much this game, told Aleem Dar there was definite evidence to overrule. Here's a replay of what happened: Haddin drives, it goes past the inside edge. There is a noise. Is there a mark? There is something on the inside edge? Oh boy, what a moment. The third umpire wants to hear the sound too. There is a noise. I can't believe this. IT'S OUT 296/10
    86.3 edged! Caught! Breakthrough! Anderson finds Agar's edge from round the wicket, just pushing away from his body and it flies quickly to Cook who is the line slip fielder and he holds on to a sharp chance. 207/7
    88.1 another one caught at slip! Lovely bowling from Anderson as this one pitches on leg and nips away sharply off the seam, Starc looks to defend and edges to Cook. 211/8
    94.2 Cook takes this catch! Siddle is gone! Anderson has struck again and England are one wicket from victory! This was fuller and wide of off, swinging away just a touch, and Siddle went for the big drive. His edge flew away to the right of Cook at first slip and that's a super catch, he has to hurl his hands out quickly and that more than makes up for his missed chance in Anderson's last over 231/9
    not out
    22 (b 11, lb 10, nb 1)
    296 all out (110.5 Overs, RR: 2.67, 467 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-84 (SR Watson, 24.1 ov), 2-111 (EJM Cowan, 36.4 ov), 3-124 (CJL Rogers, 42.4 ov), 4-161 (MJ Clarke, 58.6 ov), 5-161 (SPD Smith, 59.1 ov), 6-164 (PJ Hughes, 61.5 ov), 7-207 (AC Agar, 86.3 ov), 8-211 (MA Starc, 88.1 ov), 9-231 (PM Siddle, 94.2 ov), 10-296 (BJ Haddin, 110.5 ov)
    JM Anderson31.5117352.2900
    SCJ Broad23.075422.3401
    GP Swann44.01010522.3800
    ST Finn10.033703.7000
    JE Root2.00613.0000

Close of Play

  • Wed, 10 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 75/4 (SPD Smith 38*, PJ Hughes 7*, 21 ov)
  • Thu, 11 Jul - day 2 - England 2nd innings 80/2 (AN Cook 37*, KP Pietersen 35*, 43 ov)
  • Fri, 12 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 326/6 (IR Bell 95*, SCJ Broad 47*, 133 ov)
  • Sat, 13 Jul - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 174/6 (BJ Haddin 11*, AC Agar 1*, 71 ov)
  • Sun, 14 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 296 (110.5 ov) - end of match

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