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    29.2 and there she comes, the much-desired breakthrough for England, good length now, fuller than the previous ball, angled in too, Rogers opened up, possibly looking leg side again, but this has gripped, straigthened and hurried on to middle, and the thick edge has gone low to slip 109/1
    43.4 oh what a beauty and finally one is nicked behind just a thin one through to the keeper, Warner goes after a fine innings but he's been drawn forward here to one angled across him and gets a very thin nick to Prior. Dar gives it out straight away and Warner walks off 168/3
    39.1 forward and given out lbw in front of off stump. The finger goes straight up, he seemed to just miss a straight ball there, hit his pad not the ball, the ball hit the pad in front of off stump and Khawaja has again played a funny little innings without any real substance. Perhaps he just misread the line 147/2
    48.1 Stuart Broad, you indecipherable, incredible, unbelievable beauty, what a first ball after drinks, ripping ripper, Michael Clarke has no answer, probably no one would have had, angling in, belonging to the have-to-play category, then changes direction sharply and hits top of off, Broad goes off on a run, Clarke takes the long walk back, that was appreciable movement, like a quick legbreak 174/4
    50.3 oh dear, Smith's played on, how unfortunate is that, short delivery, angled in, around chest-high, Smith went for the hook, and the ball took a bottom-edge to fall on the stumps 175/5
    51.3 no, please, this can't be happening again, how many times can this happen to an international batsman of some repute, it is officially time to rechristen the leg-before-wicket to you-know-what, Watson has planted that massive front leg across, you need to miss only one delivery in the time it takes to get your bat across that blockage, Watson has failed to do that yet again to this angled good length ball, Dar has raised his finger immediately, Watson has reviewed it, and HawkEye has that clipping leg stump, and the umpire's call stays 179/6
    52.5 Now Haddin has been given lbw. He's reviewed it, he'd been jumping to play even good length deliveries, is on his toes as he is hit just above the knee roll trying to work it to leg, HawkEye has that grazing the outside of the top of leg stump, oh that is marginal, that is even cruel, a batsman will tell you, but the umpire's call was out, and the umpire's call will stand 181/7
    68.3 full ball on off stump, loose drive into the off side, oh it's straight to mid-off and England have won the Ashes. Broad the man to finish the job with a length ball that Siddle tried to drive, got slightly wrong and chipped an easy catch to Anderson who turned to the stands and threw the ball to the heavens, that's the moment when England won the Ashes 224/10
    56.6 that is gone, looks plumb, Harris pinned in the crease, the length ball jags back in at a sharp angle, and Harris misses, hit in front of middle, and HawkEye says that was hitting leg stump close to the top 199/8
    60.4 after those short balls, Broad goes full, and picks up his tenth wicket of the match by splattering Lyon's stumps into the ground, Lyon did manage an inside edge, but it didn't save him as the ball swung in 211/9
    not out
    11 (b 6, lb 5)
    224 all out (68.3 Overs, RR: 3.27, 290 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-109 (CJL Rogers, 29.2 ov), 2-147 (UT Khawaja, 39.1 ov), 3-168 (DA Warner, 43.4 ov), 4-174 (MJ Clarke, 48.1 ov), 5-175 (SPD Smith, 50.3 ov), 6-179 (SR Watson, 51.3 ov), 7-181 (BJ Haddin, 52.5 ov), 8-199 (RJ Harris, 56.6 ov), 9-211 (NM Lyon, 60.4 ov), 10-224 (PM Siddle, 68.3 ov)
    JM Anderson16.017304.5600
    SCJ Broad18.335062.7000
    TT Bresnan13.023622.7600
    GP Swann18.065322.9400
    JE Root3.02100.3300

Close of Play

  • Fri, 9 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 238/9 (TT Bresnan 12*, JM Anderson 16*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 10 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 222/5 (CJL Rogers 101*, BJ Haddin 12*, 74.4 ov)
  • Sun, 11 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 234/5 (IR Bell 105*, TT Bresnan 4*, 74 ov)
  • Mon, 12 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 224 (68.3 ov) - end of match

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