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    12.4 oh no, that's hideous. Watson has done it again. Hughes worked to midwicket for what should have been a long single, Watson turned and hared back for a second. Hughes sent him back but Watson had come a long way and had no chance as the throw came gently in from Pietersen, who made good ground to collect and Prior took off the bails. Complete waste, he'd been batting so well. 46/1
    19.2 brilliant delivery does for Hughes! The battle is over for him again. England pinned him back, starved him of anything to score off and Bresnan has dealt the killer blow with a fuller ball that bounced and zipped away off a length, Hughes' feet went nowhere and it took the edge, Prior leapt across first slip to take a smart catch 52/2
    37.3 Anderson gets Khawaja! Really well bowled, he follows the bouncer with a fuller ball that pitches on line and moves sharply away from Khawaja, who chases one he should have left and edges behind 117/3
    43.4 this is masterful old-ball bowling from Anderson! Really skillful. Full and angling in before bending away late, just enough to flick the edge of Clarke's defensive push and Prior did the rest 124/4
    53.6 that should be the killer blow! Hussey has gone. After all his hard work he's slapped a wide long-hop powerfully but straight to Pietersen at gully who held the rocketing chance solidly above his head. Wild celebrations from England, they're nearing their triumph 161/5
    56.3 aggressive bowling gets Tremlett the wicket! This has been an excellent spell. Banged in just back of a length and it rears up at Haddin who got in a terrible position as he tried to pull out late of an attempted hook, finds a top edge that loops gently to Prior 171/6
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    56.4 full! Straight and bowled him! The SCG goes wild! Swings back late and through Johnson's defences in a hurry to peg back off stump 171/7
    78.3 eight down now! Siddle departs! He aimed a big slog-sweep, timed it well enough but picked out James Anderson on the square leg boundary who took the catch before screaming in the direction of the Barmy Army who are behind him 257/8
    81.3 the leader of the attack strikes again! Good delivery too. Full and swinging away, finding the edge of a flat-footed defence for Prior to collect 267/9
    84.4 that's it! That's the moment! England have ended 24 years of pain in Australia with a comprehensive 3-1 victory! Tremlett is the man to finish it off, hammering it down on a length, finding an inside edge that cannoned onto the stumps to cue wild celebrations! 281/10
    20 (b 11, lb 4, nb 2, w 3)
    281 all out (84.4 Overs, RR: 3.31, 343 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-46 (SR Watson, 12.4 ov), 2-52 (PJ Hughes, 19.2 ov), 3-117 (UT Khawaja, 37.3 ov), 4-124 (MJ Clarke, 43.4 ov), 5-161 (MEK Hussey, 53.6 ov), 6-171 (BJ Haddin, 56.3 ov), 7-171 (MG Johnson, 56.4 ov), 8-257 (PM Siddle, 78.3 ov), 9-267 (BW Hilfenhaus, 81.3 ov), 10-281 (MA Beer, 84.4 ov)
    JM Anderson18.056133.3810
    CT Tremlett20.447933.8202
    GP Swann28.087512.6700
    TT Bresnan18.065122.8320

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

England won the 5-match series 3-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.03am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

Match days

3,4,5,6,7 January 2011 (5-day match)

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Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Mon, 3 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 134/4 (MEK Hussey 12*, 59 ov)
  • Tue, 4 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 167/3 (AN Cook 61*, JM Anderson 1*, 48 ov)
  • Wed, 5 Jan - day 3 - England 1st innings 488/7 (MJ Prior 54*, TT Bresnan 0*, 141 ov)
  • Thu, 6 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 213/7 (SPD Smith 24*, PM Siddle 17*, 67 ov)
  • Fri, 7 Jan - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 281 (84.4 ov) - end of match

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