Player of the Match
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    6.4 big appeal and gone! It's lbw and will he review? Not this time he won't. It looked very straight. Nipped back a fraction from just outside off and struck him dead in line. Really, Watson couldn't have dared review that one. Lovely bowling, again, from Anderson 24/1
    9.5 bowled him! Rogers has left a straighter ball alone and had his off stump knocked back! Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Swann had been turning it outside off and Rogers expected the same of this ball, but instead it went straight on, or at most just straightened back a tiny fraction, and hit off stump. Lovely bowling. 32/2
    49.6 this one is an edge though! Root has struck this time! Beautiful ball that drifts in to off stump and turns, Khawaja gets a thick edge that is snapped up by second slip, or gully, or whatever you like to call it to a spinner, and Root continues to have an enormous impact on this match! 135/5
    15.3 this one is lbw though! Will he review it? Yes he does, but it doesn't save him, and Phil Hughes is gone! Hughes leaned forward to defend but the ball went on instead of turning back as far as he expected. Dharmasena gave it out, and HawkEye indicated "umpire's call" for hitting leg stump - it looked pretty much out to the naked eye. 36/3
    47.2 and leg slip has done the trick! Oh, what a wicket for the part-timer Joe Root! Leg slip had only just come in and Root, around the wicket, pitched it outside leg and turning further away, Clarke tried to glance it away and it's run off the face of the bat to Cook at leg slip. 134/4
    50.5 Smith is gone! Caught behind! He quickly asks for a review of Marais Erasmus' decision, indicating that he must have genuinely thought he had not edged that. However, Hot Spot shows there is indeed a little nick on the inside edge of the bat! Just a faint one, but a clear one all the same, and Smith is indeed gone. Bresnan has got him with the scrambled-seam delivery. 136/6
    61.6 but he's struck now! Haddin pads this away and is given lbw. He completely misjudged the line, it pitched on the stumps from round the wicket and Dharmasena decided it wasn't turning enough to miss the stumps. Australia had no reviews left 162/8
    54.5 is it an edge? Huge appeal. England review. Full outside off, Agar went for the drive, the appeal came straight away but Erasmus said not out. Cook reviewed instantly. Nothing on Hot Spot this time. Think he'll survive here. No! He's been given! Oh goodness. Agar can't believe it. It won't change the course of the game, but another umpire talking point. Apparently the third umpire said there was a clear deflection and a noise. Not sure that was conclusive evidence? 154/7
    76.1 bowled him, sneaked through and England are on the brink! Siddle didn't get his bat down in time, the ball slightly full of a length and nipping back, batsman probably should have been forward but there was a healthy amount of reverse on the ball and off stump left its mooring 192/9
    90.3 another big offbreak, beats Pattinson and hits the back pad before deflecting into the hands of Matt Prior, England all go up in unison and the umpire gives it! Not sure initially if it was lbw or a nick to the keeper but it's out either way... replays prove it was the former and England have won by 347 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the series! 235/10
    not out
    10 (b 4, lb 5, w 1)
    235 all out (90.3 Overs, RR: 2.59, 377 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (SR Watson, 6.4 ov), 2-32 (CJL Rogers, 9.5 ov), 3-36 (PJ Hughes, 15.3 ov), 4-134 (MJ Clarke, 47.2 ov), 5-135 (UT Khawaja, 49.6 ov), 6-136 (SPD Smith, 50.5 ov), 7-154 (AC Agar, 54.5 ov), 8-162 (BJ Haddin, 61.6 ov), 9-192 (PM Siddle, 76.1 ov), 10-235 (JL Pattinson, 90.3 ov)
    JM Anderson18.025523.0500
    SCJ Broad21.045402.5700
    GP Swann30.357842.5500
    TT Bresnan14.083022.1410
    JE Root7.03921.2800

Close of Play

  • Thu, 18 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 289/7 (TT Bresnan 7*, JM Anderson 4*, 89 ov)
  • Fri, 19 Jul - day 2 - England 2nd innings 31/3 (JE Root 18*, TT Bresnan 0*, 20 ov)
  • Sat, 20 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 333/5 (JE Root 178*, JM Bairstow 11*, 110 ov)
  • Sun, 21 Jul - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 235 (90.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes